Celebrating the Earth ‘Green’ events abound as Earth Day draws near

By Andrea Holbrook
Gloucester Daily Times Staff Writer

No need to worry about not going green.

The communities of Cape Ann are celebrating Earth Day with movies, organized cleanups, a whale watch and art activities while spreading environmentally friendly messages.

So whether you try to be “green” year-round, or just want to try for a day, there’s probably an activity suited to you.

Here’s what Cape Ann is doing to mark the 39th anniversary of Earth Day, which is April 22.

It Doesn’t Suck- East Gloucester Value

This East Gloucester House is for sale at a very reasonable $499,000.  I haven’t been inside it or have anything financial to gain by it’s sale.  I do however think it is in an incredible location close to Good Harbor Beach, steps to the Golf course, and in the heart of God’s Country- East Gloucester at 47 Beach Road.   Ron Goulart and Jen Anderson have the listing.  You can check it out at the website- www.JenandRon.com 

I love the wraparound porch and classic lines of this house.

It Doesn’t Suck- East Gloucester Value, originally uploaded by captjoe06.


Developers offer beams from New Bedford mill building for Ernestina

This photo is from the Ernestina website. I can't take gredit for this!
This photo is from the Ernestina website. I can't take gredit for this!

For those of you who are interested in the Ernestina:

Ernestina, the state’s official vessel, is undergoing an extensive $1.1 million rehabilitation of the forward end of the vessel, including bow and foredeck. The work is being done at the Boothbay Harbor Shipyard in Maine. Brawley is in the process of raising an additional $3 million to do the aft end. The schooner is expected to return to New Bedford on May 9.

The developers of Riverside Landing in New Bedford plan to donate 24-foot-long beams of southern yellow pine to the preservation of New Bedford’s historic schooner Ernestina, city officials announced Tuesday.

The beams will “be carefully extracted as part of the demolition process of the remaining Fairhaven Mills structure,” Mayor Scott Lang’s office said in a press release.

For more info, click here.  Thanks, Penelope, for the link! —Sharon

Michael DeFalco Works On the Sawyer Free Library Restoration

Michael DeFalco has been working on the Sawyer Free Library Restoration since the fall.  It’s really starting to look beautiful.  All the original detail work has been saved.  Look for the video with Michael at 2:00PM