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Come on down to the Gloucester, MA Main Street Block Party Saturday, July 14 6-10PM and visit us at the Cape Ann Community Foundation table by Cape Ann Savings Bank and we’ll show you how to get yours!

We are so happy that many of our non-profit community partners will also be on the street. You can support them when you order a plate by designating your favorite to get $15.00 from the Cape Ann Community Foundation, we’ll show you how to do it!

Season Three of Music on Meeting House Green

Season three of Music on Meeting House Green kicks off on Friday, July 6th with a benefit performance supporting Pathways for Children by Berklee Be-Bop Guitars. (Corner of Middle and Church Streets) This summer series is free and in the spirit of giving each concert is partnered with a Cape Ann non-profit organization. The public is invited to make a free-will donation, cash or check.

The music begins at 6PM and runs to 8:30PM so bring a comfy beach chair, a picnic or food is available to purchase from a local favorite: The Causeway Restaurant!

Happy 4th of July!!!

Terrific kick off to 4th of July and the Horrible’s Parade, thanks to Felicia Ciaramitaro Mohan who got up so early and secured the great spot on the Boulevard. Then spent the day making Arancini and Bread on the hottest day of the year. Thanks to the parade committee who did Gloucester proud. Thanks to Warren Waugh and his beautiful tribute to Liz ending the evening with such special fireworks. Hope everyone continues their day with love, family and friends. HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

AVP Porch Tour: Friday, August 3, 2018, 5-7 PM

As a preview to the Annisquam Village Players fantastic production of the Little Mermaid and a fundraiser for a new sound system for the Village Hall, the AVP Porch Tour is back.

The self guided tour through the charming village of Annisquam features private porches, many never available before, with stunning views of Lobster Cove, the Annisquam Lighthouse and across Ipswich Bay.

At the conclusion of the tour, participates will be treated to wine and hors d’ oeuvres at the final porch, serenaded by cast members of the Little Mermaid.

Tickets are $30 and are on sale through Brown Paper Tickets or at the Exchange, 32 Leonard Street, Annisquam 978-281-0358.


Sash Ludwig got hers!!!

Wearing her t-shirt with her friend Annalei Babson’s beautiful design for the plate, she loves Cape Ann and enjoys sharing the love wherever she goes!

Show your love for Cape Ann, get your own plate today at

A Sunset cruise around the harbor on the Thomas E. Lannon!

A group from Discover Gloucester and the Stage Fort Visitors Center were treated to a cruise around the harbor last night, thanks to Captain Heath Ellis and crew. First time out on the water this year, great wind to ride on and a beautiful fun time. Become a Lannon VIP and get up to date on all they have to offer all summer long!

Sunday Morning Bluefin Blowout Family Fun 5k Run

Starting at 8:00AM with Becca Pizzi leading the runners on the 5K from Stage Fort Park to Hammond Castle and back to the finish line at Stage Fort Park ! Becca is two time women’s World Marathon Champion …7 days, 7 marathons on 7 continents in world record time! The Waugh’s and so many supporters including Mayor Sefatia Theken were all there to support the Alzheimer’s Association. The run raised over $56,000 today. Now on to August and the Bluefin Blowout!!!

Do you have a Cape Ann License Plate???

If you don’t go to and order one today, it will come in the mail in 8-10 days, no hassle!!!

If you do have a plate, send us your picture with your plate to, like our Instagram page, capeannlicenseplate and our Facebook page at CapeAnnLicensePlate and you’ll be entered to win a $50 Cape Ann Gift Certificate, time is short, we must receive by May 31st.

May is Older America’s Month!

Yesterday Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, Paula Curley and Lauren Gailites of Senior Care “Meals on Wheels had the pleasure of visiting eight seniors, all over ninety living in their own homes. We delivered a hot meal, flowers and a citation for each of the eight seniors. They delivered lots of smiles and stories, inspiring each of us to never forget our seniors.

As a results of life-extending advances in medicine, close knit families and concerned community agencies like Senior Care and it’s staff and volunteers seniors are living longer and more independently in their own homes rather than long term care facilities.

Don’t forget to honor and love your own seniors this month and every month, they have lots to give you in return.

Phyllis Curcuru (95)

Rose Demetri (95)

Clara Curtis (98)

Margaret and Mossimo Ballarin (90 & 95) married 71 yrs

Maria Padre (95) will be 96 in a month

Madeline Sarofeen (97)

Cape Ann License Plate at Pride Stride

The Cape Ann License Plate will be a Stage Fort Park for Pride Stride giving you an opportunity to show your love for Cape Ann in two ways. Order a plate and you get $15 from Cape Ann Community Foundation for the Non-profit of your choice. So come out and walk and drive for the Love of Cape Ann.

Cape Ann.

Support the Cape Ann Farmer’s Market – Dinner and a Movie Fundraiser!

There are still tickets available for Monday night’s Dinner and a Movie Fundraiser at the Cape Ann Cinema.

The Cape Ann Farmer’s Market was a recipient of the 2017 Cape Ann Community Foundation first ever round of grants. They were award $3500 for their project entitled “Fresh Food Access and Supporting Local Business”.

The Cape Ann License Plate funds this program through the Cape Ann Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit set up by the Cape Ann Chamber Of Commerce to manage the proceeds of the Cape Ann License Plate.

Cape Ann Farmer’s Market loves Cape Ann and is proud to step up and support the Cape Ann License Plate at this event!

Historic Gloucester City Hall

Built in 1870, designed by Bryant and Rogers, it is a second Empire Brick building topped by an amazing clock tower that can be seen for miles. On May 8, 1973 it was designated a National Historic Landmark. The inside walls are covered in WPA murals that no one should miss seeing. Thanks go to the wise people that have lovingly preserved this beautiful building!

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