Frequently Asked Questions About Gloucester’s Plastic Bag Ordinance

What happens when the Plastic Bag Ordinance goes into effect?

Starting January 1st, 2019 retail stores will no longer distribute single use plastic bags at checkout. Thin plastic bags will still be available in the produce, deli, meat/seafood, and bulk sections of grocery stores.

What will retailers use?

Stores may provide you with any of the following:

▪ Compostable bags made of organic materials

▪ Paper bags

▪ Cardboard boxes

▪ Stores may sell reusable bags made from cloth, canvas, or thick plastic materials for a fee

What can you bring to a retailer in order to accommodate your shopping needs?

You can bring your own reusable bags or boxes, or you can bring your own plastic bags that you’ve saved from other shopping trips. You can also use the paper bags or boxes provided at the store.

How do you manage pet waste or personal items?

You can use produce bags, newspaper bags, or any bags you saved from your recent purchases. If you don’t need these bags, you can share with a neighbor who may want to use them. You can also purchase pet waste and garbage bags, such as the 13 gallon waste bags that will fit small waste barrels. You can buy plastic waste bags of any size at your local grocer.

How do you keep reusable bags clean?

Designate one set of reusable bags for groceries – do not use them for gym clothes or other errands. Reusable bags made of fabric should be safe for machine washing with a mild detergent.

Reusable bags made of plastics should be rinsed or wiped clean with a damp cloth and general kitchen cleaner. Cleaning is recommended monthly or whenever bags contact raw meat or fish.

For additional questions, contact the Gloucester Clean City Commission at GloucesterMACleanCommission@gmail.com or your City Councilor.

 

Thank you

Quentin Callewaert This week Wednesdays with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line 7pm 12.12.2018

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, December 12 – 7pm
My Musical Guest: QUENTIN CALLEWAERT!

 

 

Kid Dynamite returns! The fantastic Quentin Callewaert lights
up the Rhumb Line stage this week with his fiery youthful
spirit, unlimited energy and oh-so snappy fingerpickin’! No one
ever wants to miss one of his nights with us. We hit at 7! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……features Morgan Forsythe! Dishes are better than ever before!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Next week…
12/19 – Amero Family Christmas

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Paulines’s Gift

If you have time stop in anytime Wednesday 12th. From 10-8. Pauline’s Gifts annual Ladies Day is all about celebrating another great season. Hope you find time to stop by.
PLEASE share and bring a friend. ❤️👍🇺🇸❤️
— at Pauline’s Gifts.

When going to Pauline’s there is always lots of laughs, hugs and fun.

From our friend and talented artist Amy Kerr

Thanks to Lisa Smith and 1623 Studios, I Am More has a video and it was released the other day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-QAkvNqoEo&feature=youtu.be

Lisa is apparently a genius because I was a nervous wreck and you really can’t tell! She did an amazing job of capturing the spirit of the project, so feel free to share!

 

 

Amy Kerr

New Florist on Lexington Avenue

Went to visit Linda Brown owner of All Purpose Flowers on Lexington Avenue, Magnolia, Gloucester MA  01930

This shop is so cute and the owner Linda Brown, is delightful.

All Purpose Flowers

29 Lexington Avenue, Magnolia, Gloucester, MA  01930

978-473-6258

http://www.allpurposeflowers.net

email:  All pursposeflowersgloucester@gmail.com

 

 

Hope everyone is resting up for a busy shopping weekend. Shop Local, Shop Small

Time to get out and shop local for the holidays.  We have Downtown, Middle Street Walk, Sip N Shop welcoming our Veterans Home, The Magnolia Library and Maritime Gloucester.  Should be fun.

Sunday, December 9 from 11 -3 at the Back Shore Elks

JB Amero, David Brown, Dave Mattacks with Dave Sag’s Tonight! 8:30pm @ The Rhumb Line 12.6.2018

 

Thursday! At the Rheumline: the triumphant return of J.B. Amero! Girls, put those Spanx® on, overdo the  warpaint and dive right in! I don’t really have to tell you about this guy, unless you’ve been entombed for the last  50 years. No, he’s not driving himself. But Dave Brown and Dave Mattacks will be there to push him along. I’ll be in the corner with the chair and the whip! Sorry, no mexican food available to the faithful. Bring your own Kleenex.™

40 Railroad Ave.

Gloucester, MA

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Ladies Night @ Design of Mine ~ Live music with ToniAnn Enes, Live Mannequins, 20% off and of course Wine. 5-10pm December 6th

 

Don’t miss out : December 6th

5:00-10:00

20% OFF


LIVE music with ToniAnn Ennes

LIVE MANNEQUINS
&
WINE

33 Main Street

Gloucester, MA

Check us out on social media

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Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Special guest:Tony Frontiero 7-10pm 11.5.2018

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, December 5 – 7pm
My Musical Guest: TONY FRONTIERO!

Great player.  Great singer. Great songwriter.  What shouldwe expect?   Nothing but the best on Wednesdays at The Rhumb Line, that’s what! Welcome back to our stage, Tony

Frontiero!  ~ Fly

Dinner with great music!

*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……features Morgan Forsythe!  Dishes are better than ever before!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!

Upcoming…

12/12 – Quentin Callewaert

12/19 – Amero Family Christmas

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/

Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Deck the Docks Maritime Gloucester

 

Some of the art work

Deck The Docks – Opening Night

Thursday, December 6, 2018, 5:00 pm

Registration : Up to 20% off in our fabulous shop

Audience: Members, Friends, Everyone!

Don’t be a Scrooge…come on down to Maritime Gloucester for our first annual Deck the Docks: A Holiday Open House!
Opening night is Thursday December 6, from 5 to 9 pm. We are previewing a fantastic Deck Your Halls Art Show featuring local Cape Ann artists.  seArts is partnering with us and we will have over 90 works of art for sale in our Gorton’s Schooner Gallery.  Christmas Trees and Wreaths will be sold on The Dory Shop Deck.  Come early, they will not last.  There will be food and beverages as well as 20%* off most of our items.
Take some time to get caught up with old friends and learn what is going on at Maritime Gloucester.

*For one day only! 20% discount for MG members (and for teachers); 10% off for non-members (and non-teachers

Deck the Docks – ARTist reception

Friday, December 7, 2018, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm through Friday, December 7, 2018

Audience: Everyone

Deck the Docks day 2!

Our Deck Your Halls Art Show is holding its artist reception.  Over 90 works from local artists will be on sale during the show.  Get that fantastic gift for that special someone in our Maritime Museum Shop. Fill your night with holiday cheer while buying your Christmas Tree or Holiday wreath at our Dory Shop Deck.  Grab a cup of hot cider or cocoa while we help you choose and load your tree!

A little of everything to brighten the days and lighten the holiday stress!

Deck the Docks – A Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 8, 2018, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Audience: Everyone

Deck the Docks!  A full day of Holiday cheer and surprises awaits.

DIY Pop-Up Crafts Shop:  the Icehouse becomes a gift-making workshop as we rollout so many fun DIY gift ideas.  Bring your creative hat as we offer up paint your own buoy ornament keepsake, fish printing a signature MG bag, bead earings, paper sailor hats, decorate your purchased wreath and more! This is a fun way to make your own special gifts and have some hot cider or cocoa while you work.

Cape-Ann Crafts Pop-Shop:  Local Cape Ann vendors are bringing their wares so that you can select that perfect little gift.  Our small pop-up shop is chock full of great goodies for stockings and under the tree.

Santa In A Dory Picture Stop:  That’s right!  Santa is rowing his dory to the pier and setting up so that you can get that perfect christmas card moment!

Christmas Trees and Wreaths Sale:  The Dory Shop opens its doors for Christmas Tree and wreaths.  Come get your hands on a hot cider or cocoa while our staff helps you pick out your tree and load it on your car.

The Maritime Museum Shop:  Still not finding enough for your gift-giving needs?  Well look no further than our fantastic Museum Gift Shop, loaded with so many good toys, books, gifts and treasures.  Your hardest decision will be which to buy first!

Deck your Walls Art Show: The final day of the art show in the Gorton’s Schooner Gallery.  Our partner, seARTs, is having over 90 works installed and for sale.  Come gift the gift of art!

 

Deck the Docks

Don’t be a Scrooge…come on down to Maritime Gloucester for our first annual Deck the Docks: A Holiday Open House!
Opening night is Thursday December 6, from 5 to 9 pm. We are previewing a fantastic Deck Your Halls Art Show featuring local Cape Ann artists.  seArts is partnering with us and we will have over 90 works of art for sale in our Gorton’s Schooner Gallery.  Christmas Trees and Wreaths will be sold on The Dory Shop Deck.  Come early, they will not last.  There will be food and beverages as well as 20%* off most of our items.
Take some time to get caught up with old friends and learn what is going on at Maritime Gloucester.

*For one day only! 20% discount for MG members (and for teachers); 10% off for non-members (and non-teachers).


Deck the Docks day 2!

Our Deck Your Halls Art Show is holding its artist reception. Over 90 works from local artists will be on sale during the show. Get that fantastic gift for that special someone in our Maritime Museum Shop. Fill your night with holiday cheer while buying your Christmas Tree or Holiday wreath at our Dory Shop Deck. Grab a cup of hot cider or cocoa while we help you choose and load your tree!
A little of everything to brighten the days and lighten the holiday stress!

Day 3
Deck the Docks – A Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 8, 2018, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Deck the Docks! A full day of Holiday cheer and surprises awaits.
DIY Pop-Up Crafts Shop: the Icehouse becomes a gift-making workshop as we rollout so many fun DIY gift ideas. Bring your creative hat as we offer up paint your own buoy ornament keepsake, fish printing a signature MG bag, bead earings, paper sailor hats, decorate your purchased wreath and more! This is a fun way to make your own special gifts and have some hot cider or cocoa while you work.
Cape-Ann Crafts Pop-Shop: Local Cape Ann vendors are bringing their wares so that you can select that perfect little gift. Our small pop-up shop is chock full of great goodies for stockings and under the tree.
Santa In A Dory Picture Stop: That’s right! Santa is rowing his dory to the pier and setting up so that you can get that perfect christmas card moment!
Christmas Trees and Wreaths Sale: The Dory Shop opens its doors for Christmas Tree and wreaths. Come get your hands on a hot cider or cocoa while our staff helps you pick out your tree and load it on your car.
The Maritime Museum Shop: Still not finding enough for your gift-giving needs? Well look no further than our fantastic Museum Gift Shop, loaded with so many good toys, books, gifts and treasures. Your hardest decision will be which to buy first!
Deck your Walls Art Show: The final day of the art show in the Gorton’s Schooner Gallery. Our partner, seARTs, is having over 90 works installed and for sale. Come gift the gift of art!

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation

GLOUCESTER MEETINGHOUSE FOUNDATION

presents

The Musicians of the Old Post Road

‘Christmas with the Bach Family’

Friday, December 14, 2018, 7:30pm

Corner of Middle & Church Street, Gloucester, MA

EVENT DESCRIPTION

The Musicians of the Old Post Road, a renowned New England chamber music ensemble

consisting of violin, viola, cello, flute and harpsichord, will perform seasonal works of Johann

Sebastian Bach and other composers of the Bach family with distinguished vocal soloists in the

historic (1806) Gloucester Meetinghouse.

HIGHLIGHTS

The Musicians of the Old Post Road return for their 3rd season in the Meetinghouse. They will

present a banquet of Bach family works for the holidays including Johann Christoph Friedrich

Bach’s rarely-performed and delightful oratorio Die Kindheit Jesu, along with a sumptuous

sampling of arias from Christmas cantatas by Bach brothers Carl Philipp Emanuel and Wilhelm

Friedemann, cousin Johann Ludwig, and of course, Johann Sebastian Bach.

The ensemble is joined in this concert by soprano Jessica Petrus, mezzo-soprano Catherine

Hedberg, tenor Jonas Budris, and baritone Bradford Gleim.

The Musicians of the Old Post Road is a chamber ensemble, based in the Boston area, that

specializes in the period instrument performance of dynamic and diverse music from the

Baroque to early Romantic eras. Its repertoire includes compelling “rediscovered” works that

have been lost to audiences for centuries. Audiences and critics agree that Old Post Road’s

approach to historical performance is fresh and engaging. In 1998, the group was chosen as the

recipient of the Noah Greenberg Award from the American Musicological Society. The

ensemble has toured North America and Europe and has six CD recordings to its credit.

Founded by Artistic Directors Suzanne Stumpf and Daniel Ryan, the ensemble takes its name

from its acclaimed concert series, originally entitled Old Post Road Historic Concerts, begun in

  1. 1989. The concert series brings period instrument performances to historical buildings such as

meetinghouses, churches, mansions, and museums. The venues trace the route of the old

 

Boston Post Road, the first thoroughfare connecting Boston and New York City beginning in the

1670s. The ensemble’s repertoire stretches from the late 17th to the mid-19th century, the

exact period of the Old Post Road’s importance. In 2006, the ensemble was featured on WCVB

television’s Chronicle program about the history of the old Boston Post Road.

TICKETS ONLINE OR AT THE DOOR – cash, check or credit card

Preferred $45

General $30

Students $10 with ID

12 & Under Free

LOCATION AND MORE INFORMATION

The Gloucester Meetinghouse (home of the Unitarian Universalist Church) is located on the

green at the corner of Church and Middle Street. Event parking is allowed on the green and is

available at other parking lots nearby in the Historic District. An elevator up to the Sanctuary

level is available from the side entrance at 10 Church Street. For anyone unable to pay, limited

free tickets are available; email requests to info@gloucestermeetinghouse.org For advance

ticket purchases and more information please visit www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is delighted to host The Musicians of the Old Post Road in their third performance in the Meetinghouse on Friday, December 14th at 7:30pm.  They are a highly renowned New England chamber music ensemble consisting of violin, viola, cello, flute and harpsichord/organ.  For this concert called ‘Christmas with the Bach Family’ they will be joined by distinguished vocal soloists soprano Jessica Petrus, mezzo-soprano Catherine Hedberg, tenor Jonas Budris, and baritone Bradford Gleim.

This banquet of Bach family works will include Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach’s rarely-performed and delightful oratorio ‘Die Kindheit Jesu,’ along with a sumptuous sampling of arias from Christmas cantatas by Bach brothers Carl Philipp Emanuel and Wilhelm Friedemann, cousin Johann Ludwig, and of course, Johann Sebastian Bach. Founded by Artistic Directors Suzanne Stumpf and Daniel Ryan, the ensemble takes its name from its acclaimed concert series, originally entitled Old Post Road Historic Concerts, begun in 1989, bringing period instrument performances to historical buildings like our treasured 1806 Gloucester Meetinghouse.

We are thrilled to welcome them back and hope you will help us get the word out to help build a large audience for another magical holiday musical feast.

The Press Release and Poster are attached (Poster also below).

Charles L. Nazarian, president

Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation

10  Church

Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

cell: 978-821-5291

Magnolia Annual Tree Lighting

Join us this Sunday at 4:30 for cookies, caroling, candy canes and crafts to celebrate the big guy coming to MAGNOLIA! As always, Santa will arrive to help us light the tree and join us inside for a visit with the kiddos and check them off his naughty and nice list!
Magnolia Library and Community Center
Sunday, December 2, 2018
4:30 – 6:30 pm