Applications Available for the Carolyn O’Connor Scholarship

Each year the Cape Ann Chamber’s Businesswomen’s Committee awards the Carolyn O’Connor Scholarship to a woman who is going back to school to better herself/her circumstances.  Someone who perhaps had to stop pursuing her career due to unforeseen or unfortunate circumstances, or who simply has struggle with the means to attend college.

To qualify for the scholarship the applicant must have graduated from High School or earned a GED.

We are looking for women who are seeking education or training, to better their life situation and further their career.

This year the committee has announced that they will be awarding two $1,500 Scholarships (in the past it has been one, $1,250 award).

Applications are now available HERE. The deadline for the applications to be returned to the Chamber is September 1, 2019.



The Open Door Summer Meals for Kids Kick OFF



Free food, fun, music and adventure are open to all at The Open Door USDA Summer Meals for Kids Kick Off picnic from 11am-2p.m on Wednesday,  June 19, the day after school gets out, at Riverdale Park in Gloucester.

Free meals will be available for children up to the age of 18 at 10 sites, 8 in Gloucester and 2 in Ipswich through out the 10 weeks of summer.

Open sites (No Enrollment Required) include:

  • Riverdale Park: June 19-Aug 23; Mon-Fri;12:30p.m.-1 p.m.
  • Willowood Gardens: June 20-Aug 23; Mon-Fri;11:45a.m.-12:15p.m.

Closed/Enrolled sites (Registration Required) include:

  • Camp Windward: June 24-Aug 23:Mon-Fri; 11:30a-12:30p.m.(SFSP)
  • Veterans’ Elementary, Gloucester: June 24-Aug 1; Mon-Thu, 11:30a.m.-12:00p.m. (SFSP)
  • Camp Spindrift: June 19-Aug 23; Mon-Fri; 11a.m.-1p.m.
  • Achievement Gap. West Parish Elementary, Gloucester: July 8-August 16; Mon-Fri, Breakfast: 8:30a-8:50a; Lunch:12:00-12:30pm
  • Family Supper at The Open Door: June 19-Aug 23; Tuesday evenings only 4:00p.m.-5:30p.m.
  • The Food Project at The Open Door: Wednesdays; July 10-Aug 14; 12:30p.m.-1p.m.
  • Ipswich Community Food Pantry, Ipswich: June 19-August 23; Tue-Thu-;11:00a.m.-1:00p.m.
  • Winthrop Elementary School, Ipswich: July 8-Aug 8; Mon-Thu 11:30am-12:30 p.m. (SFSP)

No service on July 4. A full list of sites may be found at or call 978 283 6776 for more information!

Hope to see you there!

Little Art Cinema Schedule – 6/17 – 6/23

The Little Art has showings every night at 7PM!

This week, Monday and Tuesday, we have Ace in the Hole screening.

“Billy Wilder’s Ace in the Hole is one of the most scathing indictments of American culture ever produced by a Hollywood filmmaker. Kirk Douglas gives the fiercest performance of his career as Chuck Tatum, an amoral newspaper reporter who washes up in dead-end Albuquerque, happens upon the scoop of a lifetime, and will do anything to keep getting the lurid headlines. Wilder’s follow-up to Sunset Boulevard is an even darker vision, a no-holds-barred exposé of the American media’s appetite for sensation that has gotten only more relevant with time.”

Then from Wednesday to Sunday we have Ida Lupino’s The Bigamist.

“Ida Lupino, a star of the nineteen-forties, became a director in 1949—a great one, as seen in Film Forum’s retrospective (through Nov. 22) of her work on both sides of the camera. Her movies probe women’s lives and troubles—unwanted pregnancy, mother-daughter rivalry, rape and its psychological aftermath—with a harrowing subjectivity that makes her one of the most original directors of the time. Lupino was also an independent producer, in partnership with her then husband, Collier Young, and her 1953 melodrama “The Bigamist” (which he wrote) confronts the emotional dangers of a working marriage. The title character (Edmond O’Brien) is a travelling appliance wholesaler in business with his wife (Joan Fontaine), who runs their office but neglects their romance. Lupino herself plays the other woman. Though centered on the philanderer’s double life, the movie’s most passionate moments are reserved for the anguish of the women facing his secrets and lies.”

You can read more about The Bigamist here and more about Ace in the Hole here.

To see the rest of our schedule or if you have any other questions you can visit our website or give us a call at 978.309.8593!


Support the Gloucester High School Football Team aboard the Lady Sea-departing from Cape Ann Marina- from 7-10pm. DJ Austin Sousa will keep you entertained and you’ll have a chance to meet up with former teammates and members of the current coaching staff. Raffle items include a Fishermen themed Corn Hole set with all-weather resin bags! Tickets are $25.

Free Celestial Painting for Teens


Free Event!

Celestial Painting for Teens

Date: Thursday July 18
Time: 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Sign-up is required to reserve your space.
Create your most magical space scene—most intense galaxy vision—hang with friends and make cool art! We’ll have all the supplies – lots of acrylic paint in the colors of the universe, metallic paint and even glitter. This event offered In collaboration with Sawyer Free Library.

Learn more at