Congratulations to the 2016 (round 7) awardees! Their final presentations were at City Council on Tuesday.
Cape Ann Amateur Radio Assoc. Wheeler School House & GFD Riverdale House
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Civil War Monument
Generous Gardeners volunteers
Steve Winslow, Stage Fort Park beautification
Stage Fort Welcome Center Stage Fort Park Advisory Committee
City Clerk’s Office, ARchives, initial storage project phase I
Oak Grove Cemetery, restoration, note Chris Williams ornamentation element
Historic New England Beauport
Gloucester Writers Center, Maud/Olson Library
Maritime Gloucester. Schooner Adventure in support
Friends of Burnham’s Field
Bill Dugan, Co-Chair CPC
Deb Laurie, CPC, Henry McCarl, CPC
Barbara Silberman, CPC
Dana transcribes long night
report on beach and traffic
Harbormaster fields questions
Since Gloucester voted to approve the Community Preservation Act (CPA) in 2008, the city has administered 7 rounds of funded projects throughout our community. Have a look at who you helped fund in 2016
North Shore CDC and Action, Harbor Village *missing this photo but great presentation!
Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association, Wheeler School House & GFD Riverdale Hose, No 2
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Civil War Monument
Generous Gardeners, Stacy Boulevard Gardens
Stage Fort Park Advisory Committee, Welcome Center Renovations
Community Development Dept., Stage Fort Park Beautification Project
City Clerk’s Office, Archives Initial Storage Project, Phase I
Oak Grove Cemetery, Oak Grove Cemetery continued restoration
Gloucester Committee for the Arts, “Out of the Shadows: Gloucester’s historic Depression Era Mural” preserve & restore murals with refined project scope,discovery and schedule of work
Historic New England, Beauport Museum, outer building roof replacement
Sargent Museum, Preservation of porch, granite steps & retaining wall
Gloucester Writers Center, Preservation of Maud/Olsen Library & GWC Archives
Maritime Gloucester, Rehab & Restoration of the railway
Friends of Burnham’s Field, Continued rehab of Phase I of Burnham’s Field Restoration
Safe bet you might know someone assisting one of these projects. Who else helps? The volunteers on the Community Preservation Committee are fantastic: Catherine Bill Dugan, Catherine Schlichte, Henry McCarl, David Rhinelander, John Feener, Barbara Silberman, Heide Wakeman, Ellen Preston, and Scott Smith. There’s no break for this committee. From start to finish the process from an applicant’s perspective takes nearly a year. Depending upon the project, it will involve assistance from the Community Preservation Committee, City staff and various departments, City Council, City Council sub committees, and the administration. Just as one round winds down, the next year’s process and round of applicants gears up. Visit the Community Preservation Committee page on the City website to learn more about the CPA and to see prior projects.
Save the date:The Community Preservation Committee will be hosting an information meeting for prospective 2017 applicants at Sawyer Free on February 8, 2017 at 6pm. Applications are due April 17, 2017.
Debbie Laurie, a Senior Project Manager in the Community Development Department who manages Grants and CPA for the City writes about the info meeting: “We want to help guide applicants through the process and answer any questions you may have before filling out an application. We can also determine if your project is actually eligible or not. Please pass the word around if you know of anyone that may be interested. “
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Here’s the current list of Gloucester stores, museums, and organizations with special offers for the Zuiderdam passengers coming this Friday September 9th!
Peter Webber and Ken Riehl of the Cape Ann Chamber will be walking down Main Street in Gloucester tomorrow to hand out these festive welcome flyers for Holland America passengers. If you don’t see Peter or Ken, please print them out from the photo and display on doors and windows, or contact them and they can email you a PDF.
Ships arrive Friday September 9, Saturday September 24th–which is also a big Essex Heritage Trails & Sails day in Gloucester and Cape Ann– and Thursday September 29th as part of fall foliage cruising.
Three Sheets to the Wind will perform from the Cruiseport deck. CATA will be making bus stop locations and selling all day passes for $3. Some passengers remain on ship and 40% have pre-arranged day trips. After processing through security, 1000 remaining passengers or so will be guided to CATA’s special trolley downtown (including one stop at Western Ave and Middle Street for walking over to Stacy Boulevard) and regular routes to Rocky Neck and downtown Rockport. CATA doesn’t loop to Stage Fort. Steve Douglass runs water shuttle service to Rocky Neck. Local taxi and car services have been alerted. Please reach out to Peter@capeannchamber.com for details. Crew come ashore and in the past have numbered in the hundreds.
If you are ever interested in volunteering contact Lorre Anderson at email@example.com to sign up for welcome cruisers, the visitor center, and/or the Chamber. Lorre has managed the cruiseship volunteer brigade for the Chamber for years and is fabulous.
Gloucester’s Downtown Welcomes Holland America Zuiderdam passengers! Enjoy these special offers:
DIVA;161 Main St.: 12% off all purchases. Vintage and curated jewelry
Cape Ann Museum; 27 Pleasant St.: $2 discount on our regular admission (currently admission is $10 for adult and $8 for seniors so admission for cruise ships would be $8 and $6 respectively) contemporary exhibits and permanent collection with world class holdings including Marsden Hartley, Fitz Henry Lane, Stuart Davis, Umberto Romano, Paul Manship, John Sloan, Katharine Weems, Viginia Lee Burton, Milton Avery, Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer and many more.
The Brass Monkey; 85 Main St.: for a “TASTE OF NEW ENGLAND”. Sample a wide variety of New England specialty foods and explore our two floors of unique gifts, antiquities, clothing, jewelry and much more.
Trident Gallery; 189 Main St.: free exhibition poster ($25 value) to first 50 visitors
Weathervane; 153 Main St.: 25% off sweats (excludes Cape Pond Ice)
Please note: Additional specials may be available at other businesses. Passengers are encouraged to ask merchants for details. City Hall tower tours may be available September 9th and definitely offered on Sept 24th and 29th.