In conjunction with the outdoor Magnolia Tree Lighting, Agapé Brewing Community will be lighting an indoor “giving tree” on Sunday, December 8 at the Magnolia Library. Agape has partnered with Pathways for Children to supply gifts for up to 45 local children in need. The Giving Tree will have tags/ornaments each listing info about the children (age, favorite things, toy wish list, etc). After we light the tree, all in attendance are encouraged to take a tag and go shopping for that child. All gifts should be NEW and UNWRAPPED and can be dropped off at our 2nd Annual Holiday Marketplace on Sunday Dec 15 from 12pm-5pm at the Magnolia Library (additional drop off times TBD).
The tree lighting will also feature food, beer, live music, crafts, games, and pictures with Santa.
On Monday about 2 hours before high tide, went by the Magnolia Pier. You can see how sturdy the pier is built and being 2 feet higher will make a huge difference when we have storms.
It’s time to start thinking about making a Gingerbread House for the Middle Street Walk Gingerbread House Contest!!
What a fun thing to do with the family after Thanksgiving Dinner! Or during that weekend!
All Gloucester and Rockport residents are welcome to attend Gloucester 400’s first Signature event on November 24, 3pm, at the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church when we’ll honor, in gratitude, our community’s first century and its settlers,1623 through 1722.
Shop local and today starts the $1500 Holiday Spree
Rick and I love going to C.B. Fisk Open Shop a couple of times a year. We always learn something new and enjoy this event. This year we actually were able to go behind the organ and see how it all works. Fascinating so glad we always go.
Gloucester Harbor look so cold on Thursday afternoon and Annisquam from Washington Street.
Even though the weather has been great for working on The Magnolia Pier, the progress is moving along. Yesterday the workers looked so cold but they kept on working.
Here was my question: Anyone know what this is called, it is a Meteorology term? Happens when it is very cold outside and it looks like a tanker that hovers over the ocean? Thanks
Catherine Hull was able to answer my questions. It’s an optical illusion. “The phenomenon is called a Fata Morgana mirage, and involves a complex trick of the light. Caused by a narrow band of light above the horizon, the Fata Morgana gives the impression an object is actually floating above the water. The mirage distorts an object, and can occur on land, sea, polar regions and deserts.”
This event is something we look forward to every year. No matter how many times you go there is always something else to learn. We are lucky to have this business right in our backyard.
Here are a couple of shows coming up within the next couple of weeks. Please come out and shop local. These events are going to be fun.
My winter obsession, sunsets. Even though it was cloudy, rainy and snow showers on Tuesday, about 4:30 looked out the window from the gym and the sky looked like was on fire. AMAZING…
Cold and windy but the sunset over Coolidge Point was beautiful. The house on the point always looks so interesting.
BankGloucester “I Am More” Reception
During the months of November and December BankGloucester is hosting eight portraits from the original I Am More series. The colored pencil and pastel portraits by Amy Kerr are accompanied by essays by the subjects about how they are more than their mental illness or life situation.
There will be a reception this Saturday November 16th from 11am – 1pm at 160 Main Street in Gloucester if you would like to meet the artist and some of the local subjects.
This is the last scheduled I Am More event for Cape Ann, so a huge thank you to Ocean Alliance, the City of Gloucester, Action Inc., The Open Door, Gloucester Stage Company, Cape Ann Animal Aid, Saltwater Massage Studio, Backyard Growers, Maritime Gloucester, Willow Rest, Treetop Yoga, Addison Gilbert Hospital, Magnolia Library, The Common Crow, Cape Ann Savings Bank, Cape Ann Cinema and Stage, Gloucester High School, Rockport Police Department, Seniorcare Inc., and the Sawyer Free Library for providing a space for discussion and healing. The portraits will continue to travel to locations around Massachusetts and New England.
The Gloucester Merchant Associations $1,500 Shopping Spree starts next week! Every time you make a purchase at The Gloucester Shop of Cape Ann, fill out a ticket to win $750, $500 or $250 of gift certificates from participating merchants. The more you shop, the better chance you have to win! Final date of the Shopping Spree has changed to December 19th. Shop local this holiday season.
The progress on the Magnolia Pier is very noticeable. The workers have been doing a great job and also they have been very nice.
This is always well attended and fun. Hope to see you there.