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a transcription project that will digitize Dolliver’s work, but we need volunteers to help decipher these handwritten historical documents, which will eventually be accessible on line.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)
Miriam Weinstein will be speaking at the Sawyer Free Library on Oct. 25 at 7pm, sponsored by the Gloucester Lyceum. She will be talking about her new book, All Set For Black, Thanks: A New Look At Mourning. Part memoir, part how-to, it ditches the sanctimony and gives us the help we actually need when dealing with grief. It is deeply felt and funny. Weinstein is a long time resident of Cape Ann.
Scribe: My Life in Sports
For the past 45 years Bob Ryan has been covering sports events for the Boston Globe and ESPN. On Oct 20, Mr. Ryan will be talking about his new book, Scribe, which reveals the people behind the stories as only Bob Ryan can. From the NBA to eleven Olympics to his surprising favorite sport, it is sure to be one of the most talked-about sports books of the year by one of the sports world’s most admired journalists. There will be some books available for purchase and signing.
~In the Children’s Library~
Wednesday October 21: A special Halloween Story Time at 10am. Wear a costume if you wish!
Also on Wednesday, read with Zyla, a therapy dog who loves to be read to! There are 15-minute slots available from 3:30-4:30pm, just call the Children’s Library to get a slot: 978-281-9763 x18 or sign up online here