Monthly Archives: August 2016


Catch sight if you can of the graceful Bonaparte’s Gulls, migrating along the Atlantic Flyway and through our region. A few will spend the winter here but most are taking pause to rest and refuel at the least disturbed of our beautiful shores.
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City Release: Lane’s Cove Seawall Appeal Successful, Over $1.3 Million in Support for Critical Repairs Expected Through FEMA

Cape Ann Community

Lane’s Cove Seawall Appeal Successful, Over $1.3 Million in Support for Critical Repairs Expected Through FEMA

 Additional EEA State Matching Funds Pursued to Earn Additional $2.2 Million

 (Gloucester, MA) – August 15, 2016 – The City of Gloucester has successfully won an appeal to support restorative work at Lane’s Cove Breakwater with an estimated total of $1,356,195 expected to be received from MEMA (Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency).

“We are grateful that the city’s appeal was successful in order to gain the necessary funds for the critical needs at Lane’s Cove Seawall,” said Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken. “Our city needs help from our state and federal partners to ensure we have safe infrastructures, and this appeal shows we are continuing to fight for results.”

A petition was originally filed by the City against FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) in October 2015, with Gloucester Public Works Director Michael Hale…

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Gloucester Dog Park at the Waterfront Festival

Gloucester Dog Park

The Friends of Gloucester Dog Park will have a booth at next weekend’s Waterfront Festival at Stage Fort Park.

Come on by and say Hi!

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Saturday, August 20, 2016 ~ Sunday, August 21, 2016
Stage Fort Park

A collection of over 175 juried Artists and Craftsmen from throughout the U.S. will display their unique creations, live music, plus delicious ethnic foods including a pancake breakfast (sponsored by the Rotary Club of Gloucester) on Saturday to help kick off this picture perfect seaport event!

Free live “family style” entertainment includes Celtic, Ragtime Bands, Country and Folk Music and Just Like Newman from 1:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday. Additionally, North Shore Old Car Club will display over 75 Antique Autos on Sunday.

The Gloucester Waterfront Festival runs from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm each day. Handicap Accessible and friendly pets, on a leash, are welcome. Admission is FREE and the event will be rain or shine! more info

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