Today, November 1st kicks off the Cape Ann Community Foundation’s Gratitude Month. Watch for videos from grant recipients on Facebook and Instagram all month, highlighting how CACF Grants made a difference in their organization.

If you have a plate you made these grants possible, so ask your friends and family to order a Cape Ann License Plate today at, all they need is:
* Their Driver’s License
* Their Current Car Registration
* A Credit Card
Every Cape Ann License Plate purchased or renewed gives the Cape Ann Community Foundation the funds to make many more grants in the future, we are GRATEFUL!


The power of the Cape Ann License Plate is in the yearly grants the Cape Ann Community Foundation award each year to nonprofits and education initiatives, $39,000 in the last three years All you need is:
* Drivers License
* Vehicle Registration
* Credit Card
Be part of the power of giving order a plate today at and in 8-10 days your plate will come in the mail. Never have to go to the registry, you will be hero!!!❤


Late Thursday afternoon at City Hall Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken hosted a surprise Birthday Celebration with the city employees for Jim Destino’s 60th Birthday. The entertainment with Theresia Millasovich(Marilyn Monroe) was the ultimate surprise! To say it was a surprise is an understatement, the look on his face says it all!


Support the Rehabilitation of the Schooner Sylvina W. Beal. The Burnham Marine Railway at Maritime Gloucester has been hauling boats since 1849. It is the oldest continuously operating marine railway in the country. Currently the Schooner Sylvina W. Beal sits on the railway, built in 1911 in the Adams Yard in East Boothbay, Maine, she is the oldest existing auxiliary knockabout fishing schooner in North America. Over her long life , she has proven to be a worthy vessel, completing over 108 years of active commercial service as a fishing vessel, a sardine carrier and a windjammer. Harold A. Burnham and Mary Kay Taylor as stewarts of the historic vessel aim is to have her listed on the National Historic Register and rehabilitate her for future use as a commercial charter, education and research vessel operating out of Gloucester, Massachusetts. There hope is that she will help to keep our maritime heritage and culture alive and present on Cape Ann!

Cape Ann License Plate Low Number Online Auction!

The Cape Ann Community Foundation would like to thank everyone who bid in the 2019 Cape Ann License Plate Low Number Online Auction. Every dollar raised supports the grants given yearly to Cape Ann Nonprofits and Education Initiatives. We can’t wait to see the plates on the road for the ❤ of the Cape Ann Community! Remember Cape Ann License Plates are always available at


There is only 35 hours left to get your bid in for the Cape Ann License Plate Low Number Online Auction. The Auction closes at 10 PM on Monday, September 9th. A total of 60 Low Number Cape Ann License Plates are available. Place your bids here >>

The investment in a Cape Ann License Plate is tax deductible. The proceeds go to the Cape Ann Community Foundation which gives back yearly in the form of grants to the nonprofits and education initiatives in our community. The foundation has awarded over $39,000 in the last 3 years. Not only do you show your love for Cape Ann everywhere you go but you help the Foundation make a difference for our hardworking nonprofits and educators! ❤

Cape Ann License Plate Low Number Online Auction

Only 5 days left to place a bid on one of 60 Low Number Cape Ann License Plates that are available to bid on through September 9th at 10 PM!!
Place your bids here >>

Proceeds from these plates go back to community organizations such as…
Cape Ann Art Haven, the sunrise fund, GenerousGardeners, Pathways for Children, Windhover Center for Performing Arts, Project Adventure, Schooner Adventure, Rockport Exchange, Sawyer Free Library, The Open Door and more!! Place your bids to help support the Cape Ann community’s non-profit and education programs.


Cape Ann Community Foundation would like you to SAVE-THE-DATE for the Low Number Cape Ann License Plate Auction, August 26 – September 9th. Check the numbers available this year at Bidding for Good:
You can always order a plate today at!

Visit the Cape Ann Chamber table at tonight’s Block Party on Main Street and we will tell what number are available in the Online Auction. We can also tell you how to order a plate at any day of the week. Show your love for Cape Ann and give back to our fabulous communities too!♥️♥️♥️♥️


Ruth Pino, President of the Cape Ann Community Foundation would like you to SAVE-THE -DATE for the Low Number Cape Ann License Plate Auction, August 26 – September 9th. Single digit numbers and #100 is still available. By buying one of these low number plates or just ordering a plate today at you are not only showing your love for Cape Ann, but you are allowing the foundation to give more grants to nonprofits and education initiatives in the future. In the last three years the foundation has awarded $39,000 to our local nonprofits and education initiatives. These grants have made a tremendous difference to the organizations that have received them. Help the Cape Ann Community Foundation make bigger and more grants in the future for the ♥️ of Cape Ann!!!


These two beautiful ladies love♥️Cape Ann and between them they have three Cape Ann License Plates! They love that by having a plate you are continually giving back to the Cape Ann Community. In the last three years the Cape Ann Community Foundation has awarded $39,000 to local nonprofits and education initiatives. Show your love for this amazing community today, go to and order your very own Cape Ann License Plate!!!

First 2019 Gloucester Block Party is in the Book!

Saturday night in beautiful downtown Gloucester and the joint was jumping. Lots of great entertainment, food and merchants making the night very merry! Red Pants Guys and the Dancers made center stage an attraction not to miss. Bank Gloucester, Cape Ann Savings and the West End Stage provided a wide selection of music to enjoy. Big thanks to Susan Coviello, this one was a great success, can’t wait for the next two that will be even better!!!


Manship Ribbon Cutting last evening and lovely garden party, a fabulous night to celebrate with their supporters and resident artists and community! Great food, drinks and to top it off a fabulous sunset across the quarry. Paul Manship chose this property 75 years ago and it a tribute to him that his legacy will live on!

State Senator Bruce Tarr Anita Walker Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante Jo-Ann Castano Rebecca Reynolds Diane Koch-weser Linzee Coolidge Paul Lundberg Val Gilman Ward 4 in back, Matt Natti (Great Grandson of Paul Manship and Will Pappenheimer, MARS Artist in Resident.


It’s a beautiful day at Maritime Gloucester today. The Sea Pocket Aquarium is open, come see the blue lobster.  Seapocket picture taken by Rod Kessler of Salem this morning.   Schooner Ardelle is sailing at 1 PM. We are also open on Memorial Day. Come down and enjoy all the waterfront has to offer.


Love that spring has come to Cape Ann even if the tulips on Stacey Boulevard are a little wet. Thanks to all the Volunteers at Generous Gardeners who spent hours hours planting tulips and daffodils in the fall. Cape Ann is ablaze in color; red, orange, pink, yellow, purple and white. While cleaning off the dirt, salt and grim from the toll the winter has taken on your car, how about adding a beautiful Cape Ann License Plate and showing home much you love this fabulous Cape Ann Community. Order today

ON SATURDAY MAY 18Th from 9-12 ON STACEY BOULEVARD BY THE TENNIS COURT GENEROUS GARDENERS WILL HOLD THEIR ANNUAL PLANT SALE. This year they will be selling a lot of different lillies that they have divided from the ones you love on the Boulevard. They have a binder of the choices.

So make a point to come down and support this great Cape Ann organization and get some great additions to your garden.


The application deadline for the Cape Ann Community Foundation 2019 grants is fast approaching. This year the foundation will be awarding $15,000 to Cape Ann nonprofits and education initiatives. Don’t miss the deadline!

In 2017 the Cape Ann Community Foundation awarded $3,500 to the Cape Ann Farmers Market to support Fresh Food Access for all and to support local business. The Cape Ann Farmers Market will be opening soon for another season, continuing to make a big difference in our community.

Go to today an order a plate and show your love for our community everyday!