Saturday, November 16th
9:30 to 2 PM
Rockport High School
24 Jerdens Lane, Rockport
Come get your holiday shopping done or buy something unique for yourself! We will have:
- Amazing Crafters and Artists
- Photos with Santa
- Gingerbread House Kits
- Surprise Jars for the Kids (they sell out fast!)
- High Quality Raffle Items
- Yummy Baked Goods
- Coffee and Lunch
This is just a small sample of some of the amazing items that will be there!
The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation hosts this civic event to explore the topic of housing, its relevance to the City of Gloucester and Cape Ann, and the challenges and opportunities it presents for the future. Through a program of speakers, panels, and audience interaction, presenters will address the question of how Gloucester’s lack of reasonably-priced housing is holding the city back. Discussions will explore how creative, green, and maritime economies might offer solutions.
SEGMENT I 2:00 – 2:50
GREETING: Charles Nazarian, President, Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation
OVERVIEW: Sandy Ronan, VP/Events, Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation
PANEL DISCUSSION, Sandy Ronan-Moderator:
Subject: “How is the lack of housing holding Gloucester back?”
Shawn Henry -Gloucester Planning Board
Robert J.Gillis, Jr. – President, Cape Ann Savings Bank
Ken Riehl – CEO, Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
David Houlden – Gloucester Housing Authority
Peggy Hegarty-Steck – President and Executive Director, Action, Inc.
Subject: Cameron’s project – zoning/funding challenges
BREAK: 10 minutes
SEGMENT II 3:00 – 3:50
RESIDENT STORIES, Kathleen Williams-Moderator:
Clare Higgins – SeARTS
RuthPino – Realtor
David Calvo –Woodcarver/sculptor
Angela Sanfilippo– Executive Director, Gloucester Fisherman’s Wives Association
Rob Newton -Cape Ann Community Cinema Stage
Katie O’Leary – Wellspring, Homeless Prevention Case Manager
Andrew DeFranza -Harborlight Community Partners
BREAK: 10 minutes
SEGMENT III 4:00-5:00
Carl Gustin -Economic Development and Industrial Corporation
Tom Balf – Founder and Principal, OceanVest, Merging the Maritime, Green, and Creative Economies
PANEL, (addressing written questions from the audience) Jeremy Melvin-Moderator:
Jen Holmgren – City Councilor
David Houlden –Gloucester Housing Authority
Andrew DeFranza – Harborlight Community Partners
Robert J. Gillis – President, Cape Ann Savings Bank
Kirk Noyes – Gloucester Development Team
SUMMATION: Mayor Sefatia Romeo-Theken
The three-hour program is free and open to the public. People are encouraged to attend as much of the program as they like. Ten-minute breaks with refreshments between segments will allow audience members to interact with presenters and engage in informal conversations with each other.
The Gloucester Meetinghouse, home of the Unitarian Universalist Church, is located at the corner of Church and Middle Streets. The accessible side entrance is at 10 Church Street. Event parking is available on the green and at additional parking lots nearby in the Historic District. For more information on this program and for the full 2019-20 event schedule, please visit www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org.
Veterans’ Day Family Spaghetti Dinner
When: November 11, 2019, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Manchester Community Center
Why: to benefit the Manchester Woman’s Club
$15 for adults ~ children 10 and under Free
Catered by Classic Cooks
Spaghetti with Meatballs and Sauce
Coffee ~ Tea ~ Lemonade
The perfect project now you have put the boat to bed! Come and get your ditty on at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum.
Join us in the Waterline Center for a Sunday morning workshop and make your own ditty bag. These bags have been used by sailors for centuries and have many uses from tool bags to produce bags. Please bring your own lunch!
Sunday, November 10th from 9am to 1 pm. All materials are provided and cost per bag is $40. For more details see the website here : https://www.essexshipbuilding.org/museum-store/ditty-bag-workshop
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