EVENT: Motif No. 1 Day Retailers’ Scavenger Hunt
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, 2013
CONTACT: Dawn Noble (La Provence) 978-546-5868
Who doesn’t love a good Scavenger Hunt? You’ll love searching for, and especially finding the hidden treasures during the 2-day, town-wide event, all weekend long, Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, as part of Motif No. 1 Day festivities.
Shopping is one of Rockport’s most alluring attractions, with all its unique galleries, shops and boutiques! On these 2 days, look for the special red MOTIF SCAVENGER HUNT sign in more then 60 participating shop windows. Proceed inside to search for and find your treasure…the MOTIF SCAVENGER HUNT tag hanging on select items offering exceptional savings and values!
Downtown Rockport’s Motif No. 1 Day, on Saturday, May 18th, emphasizes the local arts, food, music and of course, shopping. Come celebrate the upcoming summer season with us along with thousands of Rockport residents and visitors to enjoy downtown Rockport, the quintessential New England coastal village.
Don’t forget to take advantage of Rockport’s Park n’ Ride fun TROLLY located at Blue Gate Meadow, 1 mile before you get to the village. Parking is FREE and the shuttle is $1 per person. Children under 5 are free!
Gloucester – The public is invited to attend an open house at Coast Guard Station Gloucester, Mass., to kick off National Safe Boating Week from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday.
The event is part of ongoing efforts to educate boaters and improve safety on the water. The Coast Guard will provide information throughout the event on topics ranging from communications to life jackets, emergency kits to float plans, as well as boating safety courses and vessel safety checks.
WHAT: Safe Boating Day event
WHO: Representatives include 1st District commander Rear Adm. Dan A. Abel, Coast Guard Station Gloucester, Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S. Power Squadron, State of Massachusetts Marine Environmental Protection, commercial fishing safety representatives, Massachusetts Maritime Heritage and many others.
WHERE: 17 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930.
WHEN: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The station will showcase an assortment of search-and-rescue demonstrations, boating under the influence information, flare demonstrations, commercial fishing vessel safety, tours of Station Gloucester and its vessels, structured boating and paddling safety and various informational booths.
In the 1st Coast Guard District there were approximately 45 recreational boating deaths. The Coast Guard’s Office of Boating Safety Division has released that out of those 45 deaths 34 were not wearing a life jacket.
*Always wear your life jacket. Seventy percent of all fatal boating accident victims drowned, and of those, 84 percent were not wearing a life jacket.
*File a float plan with a family member or friend and ensure they know how to contact the Coast Guard. Include information about where you are headed, when you will return and how many people are on board your vessel. Including a detailed vessel description helps improve chances of a swift rescue.
*Perform routine weather checks. Conditions on the water can change rapidly and being aware and alert is critical to survival.
*Know your equipment. Ensure lights, anchors and ropes are in good working order. Always carry plenty of fresh drinking water to avoid dehydration. Having updated nautical charts and a global positioning device in good working order will also improve your safety.
Ensuring your communications equipment is in good working order is critical to your safety at sea. Cell phones, satellite phones, emergency position indicator radio beacons and VHF marine-band radios can improve your survival in an emergency. The Coast Guard discourages cell phones as a primary method of communications on the water.
EPIRBs can be triggered automatically or manually, but it is vitally important to ensure they are properly registered with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The device signals your location to a satellite that relays information to the nearest rescue coordination center. A satellite phone is a type of mobile phone that connects to orbiting satellites.
Alcohol and water don’t mix: It is illegal to operate a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
*Maintain a safe boating speed at all times, especially in “no wake” zones and when the waterway has heavy traffic.
*Don’t overload your boat: Resist the urge to invite more people aboard than your boat is designed to carry.
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