Monthly Archives: July 2016
#Bacon wrapped stuffed chicken breasts, Atomic Buffalo Turds and Corn On The Cob on the @webergrills Performer . #bbq
The view from the Beauport Hotel restaurant looking towards Stage Fort Park. Happy 4th of July!
Red, White, and Blue Grand Finale
I thought the fireworks this fourth extra stupendous. If you agree, the Gloucester Fireworks Committee is looking for donations, small and large, for the fireworks display during Schooner Festival over Labor Day Weekend. If you haven’t already contributed, they would appreciate your help. You can donate by clicking here or sending a check to:
The Gloucester Fund
45 Middle Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
Please make the notation on your check “Fireworks.”
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Last night’s spectacular fireworks display was preceded by a glorious twilight. After photographing the parade, I met my husband at the Beauport for a fabulous al fresco dinner of fresh, locally sourced fish and veggies. The deck was filled to capacity with expectant firework’s viewers yet despite that, our meals were delicious and the service exceptional. Marly was our waitress and although it was her first night on the job, she is top notch. Colleen was the hostess. Many may recall what a sweet and welcoming person she is from her years at the Studio and Rudder. It was a treat to see Colleen at the Beauport!
The sky changed from golden violet to violet pink within seconds and it was fun to see all the boats jockeying into position for firework’s viewing.
Schooner Lannon and the Greasy Pole
“Local Foods, Local Places” Launched in Gloucester
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency | Posted: Sunday, June 19, 2016 5:05 pm
BOSTON, Mass. —
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Curt Spalding visited Gloucester, Mass., recently to applaud the commencement of a workshop to help the city of Gloucester promote use of underutilized fish species as a way to enhance and make the local economy more robust, to advance public health and nutrition,
as well as revitalize the downtown. The workshop is being conducted as part of the White House Rural
Council’s effort to promote Local Foods, Local Places, a federal initiative that helps communities increase economic opportunities for local food producers and related businesses, creating vibrant places and promoting wellness by improving access to healthy local food.Gloucester is one of 27 communities in 22 states that has been selected to participate in this program, and is the only New England municipality selected under this program.
“EPA is pleased to be working with the city of Gloucester and their diverse partners to ensure that the Local Foods, Local Places program will help these hardworking people to continue with their livelihood and provide healthy local seafood for local residents and other New England families,” said Curt Spalding, regional administrator of EPA’s New England office. “By working together to bring healthy local food to market, we can ensure we are making the right decisions for our environment, for public health and for our economy.”
The workshop started with a public meeting at the Gloucester House Restaurant and continued with an action planning session at City Hall. After the workshop ends, Gloucester will receive a “Next Steps” report
that describes options for actions the city and their partners can take to support a healthier and stronger Gloucester through local food and community planning strategies.
“Gloucester is proud to continue all efforts around healthy, community-based initiatives through Local Foods, Local Places. Our partnership starts with local leaders and is maximized with care and support from our friends at the EPA. We strongly endorse this economic opportunity to better help local farmers, foster entrepreneurship and improve access to healthy food,” said city of Gloucester Mayor Sefatia
Developed as a partnership among the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Transportation, the Appalachian Regional Commission, and the Delta Regional Authority, the Local Foods, Local Places Initiative is part of the White House Rural Council’s Rural Impact work to improve quality of life and upward mobility for children and families in rural and tribal communities. As one of the 27 projects selected under the program, Gloucester’s
program was chosen from more than 300 applicants. The Local Foods, Local Places partnership is bringing a team of experts to Gloucester this week to help community members with technical assistance to integrate seafood into food systems planning and use local foods to improve health and drive downtown revitalization.
SOURCE: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency