Enterprise car rental coming to 123 Eastern Avenue / Rt 127 #GloucesterMA

Enterprise slated for former gas station site, 123 Eastern Avenue (Rt. 127), Gloucester, Ma., just before Cape Ann Marketplace shopping plaza.

Status of build out mid November 2019:

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New paint 222 Main Street #GloucesterMA

The exterior of 222 Main Street, Gloucester, Massachusetts was switched up this week.



After underway

I don’t know if the shutters are returning.

CVS coming across from Starbucks (and going from 177 Main Street) #GloucesterMA

A new CVS store is going up at Gloucester Crossing across from Starbucks. People mentioned a rumor about Panera coming to one of the empty build outs.


The CVS store at 177 Main Street will be closing.

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LIVE: UMASS Amherst surf club hosting competition Good Harbor Beach


Beautiful day! Conditions now


UMASS Surf Club https://www.facebook.com/umasssurfclub/

11/26/19 – 10-2pm Lake Atlantic Invitational


The first competition was held back in April 2019. “Colby Kelly, 18, of Gloucester, was named the competition’s first champion. Rhodes Cole, of Rockport, came in second and John Lane, of Yarmouth, Maine, came in third.” read more here and scenes below setting up the first time.Co-founders from the North Shore (Beverly and Rockport).

Broadway Comes to Cape Ann for State Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante #GloucesterMA

Next week!

Please join Karen Tibbetts, Meg Jarrett and Stephanie Tashjy on Thursday, November 21st at 6 pm at the Cruiseport to honor State Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante and to hear the latest about the Arts in Massachusetts and how Cape Ann “plays a role”. Please feel free to bring a friend.

Celebrating the strength of women and a discussion with Theater Innovators including Erica Lynn Schwartz General Manager of Colonial Theater and Colleen Glynn, First Female Business Director of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts.”

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1623 Studio | Author Chris Leahy discusses “The Birds of Mongolia” on The Writer’s Block with John Ronan

TONIGHT! 11/14/19 8pm; re-airing 11/21/19 Channel 12

The fourth program of The Writer’s Block with John Ronan’s 30th anniversary features Chris Leahy on Birds of Mongolia, co-written with Gombobaatar Sundev.

“Mongolia is one the most unspoiled regions on earth, rich in spectacular landscapes, and home to abundant wildlife and some of the world’s rarest birds. Chris Leahy is an expert naturalist and birder and has been exploring Mongolia since 1982. Leahy served as Director of Mass Audubon’s Center for Biological Conservation and is the holder of the Bertrand Chair (emeritus). Gombobaatar Sundev is Mongolia’s most famous ornithologist.”

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Laura Harrington poses a challenge related to the 19th Amendment|”Perfect 36″ talk hosted by Daring Democracy #RockportMA tonight

Laura asks GMG to share a reminder for tonight and writes:

I’m speaking in Rockport as part of the UU Church’s Daring Democracy series.  If you can post about it, I’d be most grateful. 

We decided to sing about some unsung heroes – the women who led the fight for the right to vote. This amazing story is not in most history books, and if you can find it in high school text books, please let me know. I’ll be talking about the musical we wrote – PERFECT 36 – about the ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote at the UU Church in Rockport on 11/14 @ 7. Please join me. This story – which took place in 1920 – feels a whole lot like 2020 and is more relevant than ever.

Laura Harrington


Author of A Catalog of Birds, Europa Editions
“A soaring new novel about love and loss.” The Washington Post
Alice Bliss, winner of the Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction, A Boston Globe Bestseller

LAURA HARRINGTON Perfect 36 discussion at Rockport UU November 2019 flyer

Veterans Day schedule #GloucesterMA kicks off at 9AM GHS then…


Itinerary from the Gloucester Daily Times:


Gloucester will mark Veterans Day on Monday with a 9 a.m. ceremony in the auditorium at Gloucester High School, 32 Leslie O Johnson Road. Retired U.S. Army Col. William H. O’Brien Jr. will be the guest speaker. D’Amico and Paul Dexter at Norwich University from which he graduated in 1964.

A march to the Lester S. Wass American Legion Post 3, 8 Washington St., for a brief wreathlaying ceremony in honor of Armistice Day commemorating the end of World War I and a luncheon will follow. The luncheon, like the other events, is open to the public and is aimed at saluting all of those who have served in our armed forces.

Beautiful opion letter and reminder by Mark Nestor Gloucester Daily Times:

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Today’s paper | GHS Field Hockey FINALS BOUND! MIAA Girls North Division 2 tournament 2019 🏑🏑 vs. Lynnfield at Reading 1pm Saturday

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Nick Curcuru article and Joe Brown photos (Cammi Cooper made the goal) Gloucester Daily Times here 

Review the 2019 Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Assoc (MIAA) girls field hockey tournament Division 2 North bracket here

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Tough loss great season!

Gloucester varsity soccer is out in the first round of the conference series.  Lynnfield 1 Gloucester 0. Gloucester Daily Times Nick Curcuru coverage accompanied by Kirk R. Williamson photos here 

“…From there, Gloucester adjusted by switching to three strikers. But Lynnfield countered that by bringing back a fifth defender to clog up the passing lanes.

“We knew adding an extra striker would put some extra pressure on their defense,” Marnoto said. “And it did but they added an extra defender and when they won the ball they got it out wide. That gave them time to regroup and kept us from getting into our shape.” Both goal keepers were also a factor.” – Nick Curcuru excerpt

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Kirk R. Williamson photos: Gloucester’s Robert Mugabe chases down a loose ball along the sideline while being tangled up with a Lynnfield player ont the sidelines in Tuesday’s Division 3 North First Round meeting.

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Gloucester’s Robert Mugabe tries to make a play on the ball as the Lynnfield goal keeper Dante Gesamondo makes a save in front of two of his defenders © copyright Kirk R. Williamson

BRACKET | MIAA Boys Soccer North Division 3 tournament 2019 ⚽⚽ game 1 Tuesday vs. Lynnfield at New Balance Newell Stadium!

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Find the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Assoc (MIAA) boys soccer

tournament bracket here

The links on the bracket from that site will have the addresses for the venues, etc.

GHS Fishermen Athletics reminder: Boys Soccer hosts Lynnfield Tues 11/5 6pm at Newell in 1st Round of MIAA Tournament.

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