Come Paint A Bowl for The Open Door Empty Bowl Dinner!


Want something fun and free to do with friends  or family? Come paint a bowl for The Open Door 20th Annual Empty Bowl Dinner. The bowls will be given out at the dinner as a reminder that somewhere in our community someone’s bowl is empty.

Painting is free!

Empty bowl events are held nationwide to generate funds and awareness for hunger-relief programs. Proceeds from this event support The Open Door summer programs that include Summer Meals for Kids and Mobile Markets. Empty Bowl Dinner is made possible because volunteers like you lend their time and talent to paint a bowl!

This event is open to members of the public who preregister through Eventbrite.

Our public bowl painting events are:

Saturday, February 8 from 10 am – 12 pm

Saturday, March 7 from 10 am – 12 pm

Sign up today to reserve a spot here


The Open Door 20th Annual Empty Bowl Dinner will be on May 14 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Frozen JR – This Weekend at O’Maley!

O’Maley Innovation Middle School

O’Maley Academy Drama Club‘s

production of

frozen jr

Music & Lyrics by

Kristen Anderson-Lopez &  Robert Lopez

Book by

Jennifer Lee

Based on the Disney film written by Jennifer Lee

and directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee

All shows at the O’Maley Innovation Middle School Auditorium- purchase tickets at the door!


DOUBLE-CAST Show Dates & Times:

Friday January 31, 2020 Cast X @7pm

Saturday February 1, 2020 Cast Y @ 1pm

Sunday February 2, 2020 Cast X @ 1pm

Friday February 7, 2020 Cast Y @ 7pm

Saturday February 8, 2020 Cast X @ 1pm

Sunday February 9, 2020 Cast Y @ 1pm

Cape Ann Chamber Announces Plans to Move to New Offices, Marking Milestone for the Organization and the Community

We are thrilled to officially announce our plans to move our offices and visitor center to a new location! The Chamber team is excited to share this new and engaging space with our members and the Cape Ann Community. More details on the space below…
CACC Exterior Jan 22

Move Reflects Chamber’s Growth and Increasing Prominence

The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce today announced that they have reached an agreement to move into new and larger office space in one of the most traveled areas of Gloucester and Cape Ann, a milestone for the organization that reflects its growth and prosperity and its prominence in the community.

The Chamber’s new headquarters will be located at the intersection of Harbor Loop and Rogers Street, steps from the Gloucester’s historic waterfront and the businesses along Main Street. The new location will also be more accessible to the other Cape Ann communities and is adjacent to a large municipal parking lot.

Renovation and construction of the space – the former site of Captain Bill and Sons Whale Watch – has already begun, and the Chamber is expected to move into the new offices in April 2020.

The new Chamber location will include an expanded visitor center, an exciting and engaging space that will showcase all of Cape Ann.

The new headquarters will be 50 percent larger than the Chamber’s existing location, offering a space that will better accommodate the organization’s seven person staff and its growing membership. The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is the fastest growing chamber in the Commonwealth, and the fifth largest in the state, with more than 1,000 members.

“These new offices are a reflection of the vibrant future of the Chamber and the entire Cape Ann region,” said Ken Riehl, Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce CEO.  “We are proud of the increasingly important role the Chamber plays in improving the strength of the Cape Ann community, and this move will allow us to take this work to a new level.  I also want to take this opportunity to thank our current landlord Mac Bell. We have had a terrific 33 year stay at 33 Commercial Street.”

“Our goal with this move is to better serve Cape Ann with offices that are not only more accessible but also highlight all four of our communities,” said Chamber President Tony Sapienza. “These offices will be a resource for visitors and residents alike, and a hub for Cape Ann’s business, government and community leaders.”

46th Annual SeniorCare Valentine’s Day Breakfast Fundraiser Breakfast

SeniorCare Inc.will hold its annual Valentine’s Day Breakfast Fundraiser Breakfast at The Gloucester House, located 63 Rogers Street in downtown Gloucester on Friday, February 14, 2020, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  Tickets are $15 per person and include a buffet breakfast. Tickets are available online at or may be purchased at the door. Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit SeniorCare’s Meals on Wheels program.

SeniorCare’s Meals on Wheels program brings a daily meal right to the door of homebound elders, Monday through Friday. Menus are designed by nutrition experts to meet the needs of older adults and are prepared by a professional caterer.  In addition, homebound elders have a daily interaction with the delivery team—sometimes their only human contact that day.  SeniorCare serves lunch to more than 550 elders each day through the home-delivered meals program (Meals on Wheels) and the community dining program.  Annually, this means 175,000 meals served throughout SeniorCare’s service area of Beverly, Gloucester, Ipswich, Rockport, Topsfield, Essex, Manchester, Hamilton, and Wenham.

Sponsorship opportunities for the Breakfast are available at a variety of price points. For information about the breakfast or to become a sponsor, contact Paula Curley at 978-281-1750 x-560 or

COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE at Gloucester Biotechnology Academy

On Thursday, January 23rd from 3p to 6p, the Gloucester Biotechnology Academy will be open to all interested community members and prospective students. Come learn about the hands-on curriculum, tour the state-of-the-art teaching lab, and chat with instructors and current students about this unique opportunity.

Applications will be available for the upcoming class.  Don’t miss out on your chance to start your career in biotech!

GBA_Flyer_OPEN HOUSE January 2020

Gloucester Students: Apply now for Summer Internship!

ATTENTION Gloucester Students (and Parents): Applications for 2020 summer jobs are now being accepted! Apply for a LEAP for Education at GHS summer internship for July and August. Get a jump on your friends and nail down a great summer job!

As part of this FREE program you will:

  • Select a local company where you will gain important workplace skills  – we have numerous job listings at a wide range of employers!
  • Be paid minimum wage or a one-time stipend of up to $500
  • Receive school credit
  • Start to build a solid resume for college and future endeavors

Internship highlights:

Submit and application and then interview with LEAP for Education staff to confirm acceptance – we prioritize applications from underserved students

Applications are now available online through LEAP for Education’s website:

You may also apply by contacting JoAnn Leavitt at 774-270-0119 or

There is also a QR code on the internship flyer below

 If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact: JoAnn Leavitt Gloucester Internship Program Coordinator LEAP for Education 774-270-0119

Looking for what’s next? Come learn about the exciting opportunities at Gloucester Biotechnology Academy!

Join us on Thursday, January 23rd from 3pm to 6pm for Gloucester Biotechnology Academy’s first Open House of the year.

Gloucester Biotechnology Academy offers a unique, 9-month hands-on training program – including a 3-month paid internship –  for high school graduates, providing the skills needed to enter the biotech workforce as a lab technician.

This is a wonderful opportunity for a young adult who is looking to begin a promising and fulfilling career in a growing field.

Come learn more about the curriculum, chat with instructors and current students, and pick up an application for the upcoming class.

Please reach out to Lead Teacher Elizabeth Wing at with any questions.

GBA_Flyer_OPEN HOUSE January 2020