Community Stuff 9/21/13


The Rockport Council on Aging will host a Health Clinic on Tuesday, September 24th from 12 Noon – 4:00 p.m.  at the Rockport Senior Center, 58 Broadway.   The Rockport Board of Health will provide flu shots for those 18 years of age and older.  Please bring your Medicare card and supplemental insurance card for the flu shot.   Diabetes screening and blood pressure screening will also be offered by Addison Gilbert Hospital.

Hi Joey!

There is a contra dance planned for Sunday, September 22 at the First Baptist Church here in Gloucester.

It’s a very friendly event, the music is excellent and the dancing is fun!  The dance is open to all, no experience needed as everything is taught.

We look forward to welcoming more of our Cape Ann friends and neighbors to the dance floor (or just come watch and listen)!

Rose Sheehan Folk Life Studio

Plein Air Painting and Photography Morning on Thursday , September 26, 9-12 AM at the old Tarr and Wonson Paint Factory


Hi Everyone,

Rebecca Siswick and the CEO  of Ocean Alliance, Iain Kerr, has invited our group to spend a morning at this gorgeous , partially renovated old paint factory site , painting and taking photographs . This is also a wonderful opportunity to also learn about Ocean Alliance and see the beautiful renovations. We will have coffee and pastry at the new lobby at 9 AM. Feel free to come anytime between 9 and 12 on September 26 and enjoy. Everyone is welcome! (There is quite a bit of parking at the site.)

“Ocean Alliance, Inc, a 501(c) organization, was founded in 1971 by biologist Roger Payne. Led by Dr. Payne and CEO Iain Kerr, Ocean Alliance collects a broad spectrum of data on whales relating particularly to toxicology, bioacoustics, behavior and genetics. Working from that data we give information to policy makers, politicians, non-governmental organizations, educators and students about ocean pollution and the health of the sea life, especially mammal populations. Our data is the basis of many conservation success stories.”

Address  32 Horton Street, Gloucester

  Angela Cook Reports-


Last night, the Rockport School Committee honored Bob Cannon, Phil
Nutting, Jim Schell and Angela Cook for their commitment to the Rockport
Electrathon program.  Bob Cannon has been the backbone of the program
since its inception at RHS.  Phil and Jim provided ongoing and very
valuable consulting and advice along the way in all things engineering. 
Angela took endless photos of the building, race days, team, etc.  All
of us attended the events, which were held at Lime Rock Park in
Lakeville CT, a LONG drive from Rockport. On race day, we leave Rockport
around 2am to head west to the New York/CT/MA border to a beautiful race
track in the mountains.  The team competes with other schools in the
northeast region in an endurance race with electric race cars they
design, build and drive.  It is an absolutely invaluable and innovative
program, and one that has brought about much pride and incredible
commitment from the students involved.  The Electrathon America races
are held in CT twice a year.  Rockport has been competing for five years
now.  The new Tech Design teacher Dave Young has now gotten involved in
continuing in Bob Cannon’s footsteps with this program.  Our very
generous Education Foundation for Rockport has helped fund the program. 
Attached are photos from the event, including one with those who
received Certificates of Appreciation along with former Rockport High
School student Ben Cook, and current Rockport High School student Jeremy

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