Monthly Archives: December 2017


Throngs of young painters filled Art Haven today at the community-wide buoy painting for Gloucester’s very special Lobster Trap Tree. A line formed out the door, but it wasn’t a long wait before kids were seated at a work table, supplied with blank buoys, paints, and brushes.

With thanks to founder David Brooks, executive director Traci Thayne Corbett, and assisted by a tremendous team of staff and volunteers, the children are participating in a wonderful holiday event, sharing a bit of Gloucester culture, holiday tradition, and FUN!
On Monday, children from Rockport are invited to attend. Wednesday, students form Manchester/Essex Elementary and O’Maley will be painting and Wednesday is also the last day for community-wide buoy painting. 
Rockport Elemenary School:  Monday 12/4 – 3:30-5:00pm
O’ Maley Middle School:  Wednesday – 12/6 – 3:30-5:00pm
Open Day for Everyone: Wednesday – 12/6 – 3:30-5:00pm
Manchester/Essex Elementary:  Wednesday – 12/6 – 3:30-5:00pm

Lobster Trap Tree Lighting and Party at Art Haven after

December 9th, 4:30 pm, Main St at Lobster Trap Tree

Buoy Auction

January 26, 5-8pm, Cruiseport


After painting buoys, the McElhennys stopped by the police station to meet several of the awesome Gloucester police officers. Dax could not have been more thrilled with his official Gloucester police sticker badge and officer cards.

Dax, Ruby, and John

Give the Gift of Cape Ann!

If you want a gift for the person who has everything stop by the Cape Ann Chamber Of Commerce and pick up a gift envelope for free, you add the $40.00 and they can order their very own Cape Ann Licence Plate.  All the instruction are in the gift envelope, you just add the cash.  The proceeds from the plates fund non-profits grant request on Cape Ann.  This year Cape Ann Farmer’s Market, Action and Backyard Growers were all recipients of grants.  So spread the Cape Ann Love!

The Cape Ann Chamber also has Gift Certificates that can be used at over 200 local merchants.  You will be giving a gift that won’t be returned and supports Cape Ann Businesses.

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