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Hope everyone watched Chronicle on Wednesday Evening

Great episode on our Maritime Gloucester Partnership on Chronicle.  Jamie from One Ocean One Love Shop, Amanda from Maritime Gloucester and Zach Thomas were interviewed.  They talked about the problem of plastic in our oceans.  The Skimmy Gobbler was also shown.  This Skimmer picks up the plastic.  Thank you to the Maritime Gloucester Partnership for helping to keep our ocean clean.

Lights! Flyover! Docksiders! Mattos! Let’s play ball! You don’t want to miss Mattos Field rededication celebration Oct. 5

Countdown to Mattos Field rededication day celebration

There’s just six more days till the big event, Friday October 5th, 2018, at 4:30PM, Joseph S. Mattos Jr Memorial Field, Gloucester, Massachusetts. And we’re talking years of community preparation to make it special!

Mattos Field_Sept 14 2018_years of community preparation heading into rededication celebration October 5 2018©catherine ryan.jpg

Celebrate Joseph S. Mattos Jr 

“We have a big day ahead for Joseph S. Mattos Jr. as it is his 100th. anniversary of his death and we are going to dedicate his flag to him on October 5th. 2018. We are dedicating his flag and we are also having a flyover as we raise the flag. A pilot named Rich Little is going to do it with his friends. He runs a charity Flights4CF as his daughter has this disease. The ceremony starts at 4:30 and the program is beautiful. The day will be completed with a softball game with the Softball Buddies special needs team and then food at the Gloucester Fraternity Club up the street as they have donated the hall to us for free. We are very thankful to the city, the  Light Up Mattos Committee, our C.P.A., Lucia Amero and Cape Ann Veterans Services, and everyone who has worked so hard on this field! It’s a big big list! (Here’s a more detailed on published Nov 2017 in the GDT)” -Patti Amaral

Mattos Field before the big day_20180914_©catherine Ryan

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Classic Cars on the Green Oct 13

Gloucester Meetinghouse Invitational, October 13th, car show to benefit Meetinghouse renovation

The opening event in the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation’s 2018-19 Concert & Lecture Series is a vintage car show, to be held on the green at the corner of Church and Middle Street from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday, October 13th.  The event is free to the public but a $5 donation per adult is requested.

A set of over 30 very special classic cars will be on display!

This event will be the first annual classic car show displaying vintage or significant cars owned by North Shore collectors to benefit the ongoing restoration of the historic 1806 Meetinghouse as a civic hub, entertainment venue and community center by the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation.

It’s a competition! Vote for your favorites!

The audience will judge the cars in 9 categories, including Best in Show. The event will conclude with trophies given to the winners in an awards ceremony.
PRIZE CATEGORIES
1 FIRST PRIZE Best in Show, the People’s Choice
2 ELEGANCE The most elegant car
3 LUXURY The car with the most luxurious interior
4 GRAND TOURING The best road-trip car
5 SPORT The best racing car
6 OSTENTATIOUS The showiest car
7 PRACTICAL The most useful vehicle
8 BEAUTIFUL The car with the best styled exterior
9 DELIGHTFUL The most fun to drive

Hourly tours of the Meetinghouse

will include a performance on the historic 1893 Hutchings pipe organ. Food and beverages will be available. A Dixieland band, ‘John’s Giddy Gang,’ will perform on the Meetinghouse steps.

Car owners are asked to pre-register at info@gloucestermeeinghouse.com with a suggested contribution of $25. For more information please see:  www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org

gmf Car Show 2018, FINAL POSTER

Saturday Clean Up

Dear One Hour at a Time,

Hi, I’m Christine Maney, a member of the City-Owned Cemetery Advisory Committee.

There is a clean-up of historic Cove Hill (Lane’s Cove) Cemetery this coming Saturday, the 29th starting at 10am.

Val Gilman suggested I contact you to ask if you’d help us gather Saturday volunteers by posting the below flyer on your social media outlets.

I thank you in advance as we all work together to keep Gloucester clean and special.

Best Regards,

Christine

Cove Hill (Lane’s Cove) Cemetery Clean-up -> Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 10am

1052R Washington St, Gloucester, MA

Questions? Contact ckellycac@gmail.com

There is a small privately-owned plot for parking near the cemetery, but once this is full, cars will have to be parked on Washington Street (no meters).

There is no bathroom facilities nor electricity.

There is a very nice coffee shop, The Cove Café, a 2-min walk from the cemetery, though no public bathrooms.

  Please bring work/gardening gloves, bug spray, and wear long pants and if you can, any of the following yard tools:

a rake, a gas or battery-operated weed whacker, loppers

weeding buckets, large black heavy-duty plastic bags for leaves and weeds

old tarps for collecting and moving debris to a central location

lawn mower

wheel barrow

Preview now! LIVE art auction October 3, 2018: local artists annual fundraiser for Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Public Library

Annual Art Auction 2018 Sept preview for Oct 3 auction_ local artists fundraiser for Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Public Library _By Friends of SFL ©Catherine Ryan (1).jpg

 

Wall facing entrance numbers 1-16

 

and continued with numbers 17-22

 

Wall on the right as one enters- numbers 23 – 42

Annual Art Auction 2018 Sept preview for Oct 3 auction_ local artists fundraiser for Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Public Library _By Friends of SFL ©Catherine Rya (14)

same wall photographed groups of 4

 

Walls to the left upon entering: 43 – 54 and 55 – 63

 

Organized by the Friends of the Library committee including Mary Weissblum Smith and the Art Advisory Committee, the (21st) Annual Art Auction on October 3, 2018, will feature 63 participating artists:

Jerry Ackerman, Deborah Aldrich, Melissa Aliberte, Nancy Alimansky, Anita Beloff, Coco Berkman, Linda Lea Bertrand, Sheila Farren Billings, Carol A. Bistrong, Lois Showalter Blankenship, Roy Blankenship, Isabel Brown, Katherine Coakley, Ray Crane, Mary L Crowningshield, David Curtis, Susan W. Daly, Michael DeCosimo, Patricia Doran, Cynthia Dunaway, Phyllis Feld, Susie Field, James Formichella, Grace Frost, N. Hale, Marion Hall, Joy Halsted, Jeanne Havran, Olga Hayes, Sandra Herdman, Deanie Johnson, Pia Juhl, Phyllis J. Kaplan, Susan Kelley, Fred L. Kepler, Barbara Kremer, Mary Jane Lane, Margaret Laurie, Carol Loiacono, Lauren Maher, Mary McCarl, Patricia McCarthy, Roy McCauley, Perry McIntosh, Danny Mears, David Millar, Kate Nordstrom, Christine Pitman, Mary Rhinelander, Richard Roche, Jess Semerano, Emily Strangman, Peter Tysver, Juni Van Dyke, James Watson, Lea Watson, Jeff Weaver, Alyce Wherren, Curtis Wilcox, Jane Wolf, Heidi Caswell Zander, Ann Mechen Ziergiebel

Checklist Numbers 1 to 63: Read more

Our Pauline of Pauline’s Gift Boston Voyager Magazine

Today we’d like to introduce you to Pauline Bresnahan.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Worrying about what I would do with my days once my children started school my husband asked what I wanted to do with my time during the school day. After sharing my dream with my husband he helped make it come true.

After purchasing a small antique shop right next to my home we converted it to my shop, Pauline’ s Gifts. That dream began 20 years ago and is still where I spend my days long after seeing all of my children graduating from college. I have lived the dream every one of these past 20 years.

Has it been a smooth road?
I am sure there have been times that were more difficult but I have tried to learn and grow from those times and instead always be positive and appreciate the learning moment. I have the support of a wonderful community in Gloucester where I grew up and now run my business. Gloucester people embrace small businesses and support them.

Social media has made it even easier to reach potential new customers. Finding a way to educate the younger consumers on how important our small businesses are to the community is a challenge. The ease of purchasing online for many has given small stores a new hurdle. I have confidence we will overcome that challenge too.

Nothing like going into a small shop and meeting the locals and building a relationship. It’s important to small communities. We support our community with our small businesses every day.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Pauline’s Gifts – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
I have been a decorative artist for over 30 years. I sell my decorative art, such as mailboxes, watering cans, ornaments and much more. We are the largest supplier on Cape Ann of decorative and American flags.

We also have nautical gifts, jewelry, greeting cards and many of our items are Made in America or are made by local artisans.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I am a native of Gloucester Ma. I was raised here and went to Gloucester Public Schools. The best thing about my city is its history and heritage and how we embrace it here.

It is one of the most beautiful seaside communities on the East Coast and its people are some of the most giving. I wouldn’t live anywhere else.

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Getting in touch: BostonVoyager is built on recommendations from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you know someone who deserves recognition please let us know here.

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