Arts Abound Lexington Avenue, Magnolia, Gloucester, MA

Very excited to be artist of the month in June at Arts Abound, 21C Lexington Avenue, Magnolia, Gloucester, MA.  When taking a stroll on Lexington Avenue make sure you visit Arts Abound and see some beautiful artwork by local artists Brenda Malloy and Melissa Cox and many more. Please follow the link below to check out Arts Abound website.

Cape Ann Museum

Love this free admission on the 2nd Saturday of the month through 2020.

Museum Hours

Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Museum is closed on Mondays and on these major holidays: New Years Day, Easter Sunday,  Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

On December 24 and December 31 the Museum closes at 1:00 p.m.

Find Library & Archives hours here.


Adults: $12.00
Cape Ann residents, seniors and students: $10.00
Museum members and youth (18 and under): FREE

Cape Ann residents are free on the second Saturday of the month in 2020!

The Museum offers reciprocal free admission programs for:

MTA members | Active duty military & family | ENHA Volunteers | NEMA, NARM &
EBT / SNAP cardholders

Decorate a Bowl at the Open Door

Come create with us! Make your reservation to decorate a bowl on Saturday, February 8, from 10 a.m. to NOON at The Open Door!

Event is free. Children welcome. Reservations requested.

Decorate a Bowl at The Open Door

28 Emerson Avenue

Gloucester, MA  01930

 · Hosted by The Open Door

February 8, 2020 10:00 am

March 7, 2020     10:00 am

Remembering Dana D’AMOUR from the “Hill”

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This photo was taken when he was in his early seventies

Dana was a graduate of Gloucester High School (1961), a great athlete  and great friend to many.  He pass in 2018, after a life of giving.

Known for his athletic skills and intelligence, retired Adjunct Professor of Psychology North Shore Community College Lynn, Physical Ed Teacher in Peabody Public Schools, and Body-Builder/weightlifter.


30 year old Bird of Paradise Plant Flourish


This Bird of Paradise Plant has flourished for over third years.  This year we have 4 flowers.  In the summer it is moved out to the patio outside, and every three years we trim it’s roots and resize back into the pot.  Lots of love and care rewards us with flowers each winter.

The Red Sox Equipment truck leaves from Fenway to Florida

The Red Sox equipment truck for the club’s Spring Training home at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida, leaves Boston on Monday.

The truck is being loaded Monday morning and is scheduled to leave Fenway Park at noon for the 1,480-mile trip.

The equipment truck, which will depart from Fenway Park on Van Ness Street, will be led by a flat-bed truck carrying Wally the Green Monster, his sister Tessie and Fenway ambassadors who will be tossing soft Red Sox baseballs to fans.

It will be the 24th year that Milford native Al Hartz will drive the 53-foot truck, which will carry an assortment of baseball equipment and supplies, including: 20,400 baseballs, 1,100 bats, 200 batting gloves, 200 batting helmets and even 20 cases of bubble gum.

Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report next week to spring training, that means we should know who will managing the team sometime before then.

Magnolia Pier

Information regarding the Magnolia Pier

Pier update: working with BTT Marine on their plan to bring in a crane so they can put in the remaining 16 piles. The crane will be on private property and city property so they still need the city engineer’s approval. If they get approval they hope to start February 14.

1949 Our Lady of Good Voyage – Schooner “Columbia”

LOGV Arrival

“In 1949, the Portuguese Ambassador personally presented to the church a silver model of the famous American schooner “Columbia”. This was installed in the right-hand of the Virgin above the alter to replace the Portuguese rigged model.”

I am More Project

Gloucester’s amazing artist Amy Kerr. Love the name of this article.

Next the exhibit will travel to UMass Amherst and then the State House in May. The original series of sixteen mostly Cape Ann subjects is currently on display at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital until April.

Magnolia Community Farmer’s Market Summer 2020

Our planning team has been hard at work…

Convening weekly to plot out new Market guidelines, an updated application process, creating a new website and researching a broader variety of vendors to provide a more diverse collection of products for Lexington Ave this summer.

That’s where you come in. If you are reading this email you’ve either joined us before, were recommended to us by a fan, or our research lead us to believe that you and your business would be a great fit for our Sunday morning market in Magnolia.

Consider this email notice that WE WANT YOU!

For those of you unfamiliar, the Magnolia Community Farmers Market takes place Sunday mornings from 10-1 on Lexington Ave in the beautiful seaside village of Magnolia, nestled between Gloucester and Manchester-by-the-Sea. From May 31st through October 4th, we are committed to providing local farmers, purveyors and artisans with a community centered market, driven by its passion to provide local products to local consumers. Neighbor helping neighbor. Buy Local. Buy Fresh. Be a Better Market.
As the Magnolia Community Farmers Market Committee, we are building a better market for our beautiful community and beyond, and we ask for you to join us at the market each week to help us in our mission: “Locals Providing for Locals.” This theme personifies our approach to revitalizing the Magnolia Community Farmers Market and strengthens our objective to invite the best vendors with the freshest baked goods, meats, seafoods, produce and organically sourced crafts to our village each week.
Check Us Out
If you think that your business fits our guidelines, we would love for you to apply for our 2020 market and be a part of our continued! Be on the lookout for our pamphlet in the mail or check out our guidelines and vendor application on our website to sign up today!


Martin Luther King Day 2020




The event will be held Monday, January 20, 2020 from 2-6 p.m. in the historic 1806 Gloucester Meetinghouse, on the green at the corner of Church and Middle Streets. The program will unveil extensive research by the Cape Ann Slavery and Abolition Trust (CASAT) that documents the role that the industry of slavery had on Cape Ann from the 1700s until the Civil War. Alvin Foster and his Soul Eclectic band will provide music. Byron Rushing, past president of the Boston Museum of African-American History, and a longtime state representative and civil rights leader will deliver the keynote address. A panel discussion with Q&A follows. The program concludes with a slide show and audio recording of Martin Luther King, Jr. and ringing the Paul Revere bell for freedom. The program is free – all are welcome.


The Cape Ann Slavery and Abolition Trust (CASAT) is a joint undertaking of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Rockport and the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church. CASAT’s research has documented a profoundly important topic often hidden from view. Their work has uncovered the stories of slave owners and traders and their vessels, as well as the stories of formerly enslaved people, local abolitionists, and clergy. In addition to the presentation on MLK Day, CASAT organizers and researchers will officially launch the online presence of their work on January 20.

Alvin Foster returns to Gloucester, performing for the second year in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration and has earned a loyal following of fans from his appearances in the Music on Meetinghouse Green Summer Series. He is a vocalist, music director, songwriter, and teacher, specializing in soul music from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Foster describes his approach to music as, “playing soul music underlying Black people’s courage to be happy and celebrate life, love, spirituality, and growth in the face of racism.”

Byron Rushing served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives for 36 years and represented the Ninth Suffolk District. He was a member of the House Committee on Rules and the Joint Committee on Rules for many years and a member of the House Committee on Ethics. He is well-known as a civil rights activist and was an original sponsor of the Massachusetts bill in support of gay rights. He served as President of the Museum of Afro-American History from 1972-1985 and was instrumental in the preservation of the country’s oldest African-American church building, Boston’s historic African-American Meetinghouse.

Panel Discussion and Q&A
Mr. Rushing joins Cape Ann Slavery and Abolition Trust researchers for a panel discussion with an opportunity for audience questions.

Martin Luther King in his own words
Concluding the MLK Day Celebration will be a slide show and audio recording of Martin Luther King, Jr. and ringing the Paul Revere bell for freedom.

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is dedicated to preserving the treasured Meetinghouse, built for the first Universalist Congregation in America and today, home of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, as a civic hub, entertainment venue, and community center. Each year, the GMF presents an Autumn-Winter-Spring series of concerts and events plus the much-anticipated Music on Meetinghouse Green free nine-week summer concert series. The preservation work to stabilize the Meetinghouse’s 110 foot bell tower to prevent water from entering the building and stop heat from escaping through the perimeter is currently underway. Once this Green Envelope Project is completed, the full renovation of the interior of this magnificent historic building may begin.

The Gloucester Meetinghouse is located at the corner of Church and Middle Streets. The accessible side entrance is at 10 Church Street. Weather permitting, event parking is available on the green and at parking lots nearby in the Historic District. For more information on this program and the full 2019-20 event schedule, please visit