Final Gloucester Main Street Block Party of 2022 is on Friday Night!

Get ready for the biggest and best Gloucester Main Street Block Party on Friday, September 2 from 6 to 10 pm! Kilted Colin, Bosoma School of Dance, Captain Jack, and Mary Poppins will be entertaining the crowds along with six musical acts on three separate stages. Six food vendors will be serving up delicious dishes along with several Main Street restaurants. Visit with your favorite non-profits and merchants, play some games, get your face painted, make some jewelry, and hold a snake or two! Guaranteed to be fun for the whole family and a great way to kick off Labor Day and Schooner Festival weekend!

Do you like meeting new people and promoting the greater Cape Ann area?

The Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers at the Gloucester Chamber office to greet visitors, answers questions, offer recommendations, and provide general information. Available hours include Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Take one, two, or all three shifts, or even split shifts! If you are interested in learning more, please contact Becca at

Kids Poetry Afternoons at Sawyer Free Library

Join young Gloucester poet Willa Brosnihan to explore & enjoy poetry this Friday afternoon, August 26th at the Sawyer Free Library.

12:00 to 1:00 p.m. – For children entering grades 3 to 6 and younger. Write & read poems, try out rhyme, personification and haiku.  Register here.

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – For kids entering grades 6 to 12. Poets from various eras and movements will be explored. Writing in response to prompts and investigating the mechanics of poetry will be explored. Register here.

All workshops are free and open to all! If you have questions, contact: or 978-325-5500.

Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger and Multiply Your Impact – Author Talk with Liz Wiseman

Join the Sawyer Free Library on Thursday, August 25 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm for a virtual conversation with Liz Wiseman, New York Times Best Selling author, researcher, and executive adviser. Liz will talk about her latest book, Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger and Multiply Your Impact, and her other work. Register HERE for the link!

In Impact Players, Liz asks the question, why do some people break through and make an impact while others get stuck going through the motions? In every organization, impact players are indispensable colleagues who can be counted on in critical situations and consistently receive high-profile assignments and new opportunities. Managers know who these top players are, understand their worth, and want more of them on their team, whether on center stage or behind the scenes. 

Wiseman reveals the secrets of these stellar professionals who play the game at a higher level. Drawing on insights from leaders at top companies, Wiseman explains what the most influential players are doing differently, how small and seemingly insignificant differences in how we think and act can make an enormous impact, and why– with a little coaching–this mindset is available to everyone who wants to contribute at their highest level and do more meaningful work.  

Register HERE

About the author:  Liz Wiseman is a researcher and executive advisor who teaches leadership to executives worldwide. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Multipliers:  How the Best Leaders Make Everyone SmarterThe Multiplier Effect:  Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools, Wall Street Journal bestseller Rookie Smarts:  Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work, and Wall Street Journal bestseller Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger, and Multiply Your Impact. She is the CEO of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. 

Magnolia Cribbage League

Magnolia Cribbage League to Meet

The Magnolia Cribbage League will meet on Wednesday, September 7, 6pm in the Magnolia Library Center (1 Lexington Ave). This is an informal evening of cribbage games. The Magnolia Library Center requests a $25.00 donation from each player per quarter. Please come and sign up and discuss how this league will go forward. Contact Dot Sieradzki for details. ( or 978-835-2439)

Submitted by Dorothy Sieradzki
803 Summer St.
Manchester, MA

Gloucester Rotary 2023 Calendar Photo Contest

Attention Professional and Recreational Photographers

A 12-month Cape Ann photo raffle calendar that will be sold through the Gloucester Rotary. A raffle ticket will be attached to each calendar and a winning number will be chosen each week in 2023. All profits from the calendar sales will go to the Gloucester Rotary’s efforts to raise money to support the many community and international activities in which the group is involved.

2023 Calendar Theme: Gloucester 400

In 2023, Gloucester is celebrating its 400th birthday, and the Gloucester Rotary wants to celebrate this with its calendar. Please, submit photos that reflect the best of Gloucester. Only photographs from Gloucester will be accepted. A selection committee from the Rotary will make the choices. (a photo release must be included for all individuals in image)

Technical specifications & rules:

Horizontal, color, minimum size 12 x 8” digital .jpg files at 300 dpi, maximum size 12 mb. In your entry submission email, title and identify where the photos were shot (e.g., Smith Cove) and, if possible, the month they were created. Photo title must be in your file name (example: kayakers-smith cove-may.jpg). Make sure to give your name and contact info in the email with your entries, including your mailing address, phone number and email address. Because of the large number of entries we expect, entries that do not meet the minimum size requirements and/or photographers who fail to provide the required entry info will be automatically rejected. In addition, no copyright watermarks are to be embedded in the photos or they will be disqualified. A signed photo release form must be provided for all individuals in the image.

Photographers who submit photos understand that we may need to slightly crop or downsize the winning entries for printing purposes and accept this. We reserve the right to use low res files of winning entries to help advertising the sale of the calendar. Winning entrants will have the photo title or location and photographers name printed under the photo.

How many?

Maximum 3 entries per person

For you

$50 will be paid for each winning entry chosen for the calendar, as well as photo credit.

Where to?

All entries must be emailed to:

Entry Deadline: Saturday, September 10, 2022, 12:00 PM

Main Street Block Party Saturday Aug. 13 from 6 to 10 PM

Invite your family and friends to visit Main Street Gloucester on Saturday, August 13 from 6 to 10 pm and enjoy a great evening of shopping, street performers, food, music, and more! Three separate stages will be providing live music and the crowd favorite Cape Ann Dance will be performing. Enjoy the “Scottish flair” of Kilted Colin and Stiles School of Scottish Dance. See you there!

This Weekend Renaissance Music Returns!

The Penniless Jacks, Harper & Minstrel and the Ladies of Integrity, Aristocracy, Repute and Society (L.I.A.R.S) join us on Saturday, August 13th and Sunday, August 14th for two full days of medieval, Renaissance and Celtic music. During the special program, the three groups will rotate around the museum and offer multiple 30 minute performances at the Drawbridge, Great Hall, Seaside Lawn and Dining Room. Guest may enjoy self-guided tours throughout the day.

General parking for this event will not occur on premise. Please note – Free Parking will be hosted at the Gloucester High School and there will be a free shuttle running between the high school and the Museum from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm on both days. Handicapped parking will be offered on-site. Rain or Shine. In the event of inclement weather, all performances will be moved to the interior of the Museum.

Tickets at: