Cape Ann Trail Stewards (CATS) is having their annual Dogtown 5-mile Trail Run and it is VIRTUAL. Run the loop on historic trails through Rockport and Gloucester between December 11-13 (Friday – Sunday) from 7AM Friday until 4PM Sunday. Your entry fee covers a 1-year CATS membership, race goodies and a beanie. There will be prizes for the top finishers. Electronic and mail-in registration information can be found under Events at https://www.capeanntrailstewards.org/ . The trail map is posted on the CATS Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/capeanntrailstewards. Profits from the race go to the maintenance and repair of trails on Cape Ann. Grab your shoes and come for a run in Dogtown.
Cove Hill (Lane’s Cove) Cemetery Clean-up
Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 10am
1052R Washington St, Gloucester, MA (red icon on map)
All Hands Needed!
Please bring work/gardening gloves, bug spray, and wear long pants and if you can, any of the following yard tools:
a rake, a gas or battery-operated weed whacker, loppers, or
weeding buckets, large black heavy-duty plastic bags for leaves and weeds, or
old tarps for collecting and moving debris to a central location, or
lawn mower , or wheel barrow
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers Needed for Transcription Project: In 1895 a man named Dolliver traveled around Gloucester, MA and wrote in cursive the words carved on the tombstones. The Gloucester Cemeteries Committee is working on a transcription project that will digitize Dolliver’s work, but we need volunteers to help decipher these handwritten historical documents, which will eventually be accessible on line. If you are curious, like unlocking local history and enjoy a challenge, help us! Visit https://sites.google.com/view/volunteer-local-history/home for more information.
Gloucester Cemeteries Advisory Committee would like to share with the community news about an upcoming August preservation workshop in Gloucester.
Gravestone Preservation Workshop August 3 and 4 of 2018 at Clark’s Cemetery and First Parish Burial Grounds, Gloucester, MA. This 2-day workshop will provide basic information and hands-on skills for people who are interested in preserving historic gravestones and cemetery monuments. Each day will have an entirely different focus, and the content will not be repeated. Participants are welcome to attend either or both days. For detailed information on this workshop please visit http://ptn.org Cost: $100 for 1 day or $150 for both days. The restoration instructors are donating their services and the workshop monies will be used to fund the Christopher P. Robinson Scholarship Fund. Contact Info: Moss Rudley: email@example.com (304-261-1748) or Jon Appell: firstname.lastname@example.org (860-558-2785)