Agape Giving Tree Magnolia Library

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.

Gloucester 400, Our Stories Begin: 1623 through 1722

The Gloucester 400 Steering Committee invites the community to the first Signature event leading up to 2023 for an exploration of the settlement’s history with a focus on its first century, 1623 through 1722. Beginning with the Native Americans who lived here before the Europeans arrived, and ending with the beginning waves of immigration, the program will highlight the first settler families who brought the settlement forward. All are encouraged to attend and participate.

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.

Off of Shore Road on Wednesday

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.”

Bank Gloucester “I Am More Project

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.

It is the most wonderful time of the year

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.