SO SORRY TO SEE WARD TWO COUNCILOR KEN HECHT WITHDRAWING FROM THE RACE

THANK YOU KEN FOR YOUR DEDICATION TO GLOUCESTER AND FOR ALL YOUR OUTSTANDING GOOD WORK AND GREAT INITIATIVES. 

Ken writes, “It has been and will continue to be a great honor to serve through the end of the year as Gloucester’s Ward 2 City Councilor. Today I am announcing my withdrawal from the race for that office. I have learned that setting a vision, identifying goals and executing towards a vision is something that gives me great personal joy especially when combined with what is good for Gloucester.

Be it the lights in the trees on Main Street, the holiday storefront decorating contest, the Wheelhouse Co-Working space or the West End Artist Studios, These have all brought great joy to me and I hope have been good for the city.

So the plan is to sharpen the focus and to work on great initiatives for the city and for particular non profits going forward. To bring more energy to these, not less.

Please have a look at the attached letter.

I want to sincerely thank all of the people who have supported me both in campaigning and while in office. Together I feel we have and will continue to make positives strides in the community that we love.

I will be in office through the end of the year and we have a lot to do so let’s keep going! And on January 1, and beyond let’s keep cranking!”

GloucesterCast 307 With Ralph DiGiorgio, Chris McCarthy, Zach Sears, Eoin Vincent, Ken Hecht, Nate Cahill, Pat and Jimmy Dalpiaz, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 11/18/18

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GloucesterCast 307 With Ralph DiGiorgio, Chris McCarthy, Zach Sears, Eoin Vincent, Ken Hecht, Nate Cahill, Pat and Jimmy Dalpiaz, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 11/18/18

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Chris isn’t drink even though he’s obsessed with craft ciders.  Downeast Mixed Berry Cider- Far From The Tree Ectoplasm,

Coffee provided by eieio roasters Eoin Vincent’s new coffee roasting business. Mention GMG for free shipping on the website 

Two Sisters breakfast with Chris and Janice McCarthy

Sclafani’s Bakery Pastries Saturday Mornings Are A Treat

Wheelhouse Gloucester Modern shared workspace for an evolving Gloucester designed with the independent worker in mind.

Downtown Gloucester Holiday Decorating Contest

Zach Sears talks about what will re-emerge after the Lat 43/Minglewood closing

Raphael DiGiorgio- Nashville visit, the Jack Daniels Distillery, 52nd CMAs, Ralph ON GMA

Feather and Wedge Dinner

Come To Topside Grill For Thanksgiving!

Good Morning Gloucester Calendars sold out in record time

Beauport Open House Wed Dec 5 5-8 PM. I do not want to miss this!
Stocking Stuffer Toy Drive at the Rhumb Line 9 AM Sat Nov 24. Email AngelsOnCapeAnn@gmail.com
Apples are $1.69 lb at Russell Orchards
Bohemian Rhapsody
New Swan Family
2.5 Million Dollars Given To Great Marsh
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Prepare for the the Plastic Bag Ordinance

The Plastic Bag Ordinance will go into effect on January 1st 2019.

Ken Hecht (Ward Two Councilman) and Carter Witlock  from Carter Safari hand out reusable bags at the Rose Baker Senior Center.

Bags were provided by Gorton’s of Gloucester, Harbor Cove Dental and Carter Safari.

Carter Whitlock  makes creative reusable bags from old feed bags.

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INSPIRING CITY OF GLOUCESTER INAUGURATION CEREMONY 2018

One couldn’t help but be inspired by the good words and deeds of our city’s finest leaders at today’s inauguration ceremony. Cape Ann Museum director Rhonda Faloon gave a warm welcome followed by Gordon Baird’s pitch perfect rendition of “God Bless America.” Young community members were represented by the GHS Docksiders, the Presentation of Colors by GHS Junior ROTC, and the Mayor’s grandchildren and niece AJ, Bianca, and Lia led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance. Alexandra Grace sang a beautiful rendition of the “National Anthem.”

Rabbi Steven Lewis and Reverend Rona Tyndall gave an interfaith invocation. Alexandra Grace and Josh Cominelli sang James Taylor’s “You’ve Got a Friend,” because, as Alexandra pointed out, Mayor Sefatia is a friend to all.

Poet Laureate John Ronan read his Gloucester-themed poem “We, Helmsman.”

PAARI/ Stop Handgun Violence Founder John Rosenthal gave a tremendous speech, congratulating the Mayor and the community on the success of the Angel program.

Senator Bruce Tarr gave a moving introduction highlighting the very personable ways in which Mayor Sefatia brings the community together.
Musical interludes performed by Charlee Bianchini, Jack Tomaiolo, Fly Amero and Allen Estes were performed in between swearing in ceremonies.

School Committee members Kathleen Clancy, Tony Gross, Jonathan Pope, Michelle Sweet, and Melissa Teixeira took the oath of office. Jonathan Pope was elected head of the School Committee.

We have a fantastic newly elected City Council comprised of Melissa Cox, Valerie Gilman, Ken Hecht, Steve LeBlanc, Jenn Holmgren, Paul Lundberg, Scott Memhard, Sean Nolan, and Jamie O’Hara.  Paul Lundberg was elected president of the City Council, with Steven LeBlanc elected vice-president. We are going to see great leadership and initiatives from this fine group!

Your new City Council President and Vice President Paul Lundberg and Steven LeBlanc.

Mayor Sefatia gave an inspiring address, touching on a wide range of subjects, ranging from the tremendous ability of our community to work together to new initiatives and plans to help prepare our coastal community for global climate change. Congratulations and best wishes for a successful 2018 to all our city officials!

Gloucestercast 243 With Ken Hecht, Karen Ristuben, Ken Hecht, James Caviston, Chuck Haybeck, Karen Pischke, Kim Smith, Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 9/24/17

Gloucestercast 243 With Ken Hecht, Karen Ristuben, Ken Hecht, James Caviston, Chuck Haybeck, Karen Pischke, Kim Smith, Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 9/24/17

 

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Ken Hecht Running For City Council. Why?

Cape Ann Plein Air Facebook Page

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FREE TRAILS & SAILS EVENTS TODAY THROUGHOUT GLOUCESTER, CAPE ANN, ALL OF ESSEX COUNTY

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HAPPY FALL! THE AUTUMNAL EQUINOX HERE IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE FROM THOMAS PHILBROOK

CAPE ANN PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Solo Italiano In Portland Chef Paolo Laboa Video Tour From Karen Pischke

MARS Manship Artist Residency and Studio raised $650,000 to purchase the Manship Estate- Starfield

Toad Hall Closing October 1st

Backyard Growers Grow Down Tuesday At Short and Main Fried Chicken Thursdays

Aria McElhenny is a monster grant writer.

Dan Allen- Peace Love and Honey

Monarch Migration Heating Up

Kestral Naturalist Meet-Up

Kim Smith Is Now An Essex Heritage Commissioner

 

 

 

GloucesterCast With Guest Ken Hecht and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 3/22/14

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GloucesterCast With Guest Ken Hecht and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 3/22/14

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Topics Include: Moving From A Bedroom Community To Gloucester, Investing In Gloucester, The Decision To Purchase And Redevelop Gloucester Safe Deposit Trust Co On The Corner Of Duncan and Main Street, Trident Gallery and Matthew Swift, Blue River Diamonds, Paying Homage To The History Of The Building, Working With City Of Gloucester Building Departments, The Professionalism of Local Building Inspectors, Steve Noble, Chris Palazolla, Why It Makes Sense To Hire Local Contractors, Charlie Mahoney, Joe Guzzo, Bill Sandborn, Passports Popovers, Alchemy Duck Poutinne, Minglewood Tavern, Stones Pub, Gloucester’s Renaissance, Rockport Downtown Association Coming Along, Ken’s Coffee, The Social Aspect Of Local Coffee Shops, Ken’s Theory On Why Gloucester’s Community Is So Close

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Video- Redevelopment On Main Street- Ken Hecht Shows 191 Main Street First Floor Progress

Video- 191 Main Street Gloucester Renovation- Second Floor Apartments With Patty Hecht

191 Main Street Redevelopment With Ken Hecht Part III

Trident Gallery Under Construction At 189 Main St- A Video Conversation With Dr Matthew Swift

Video- Redevelopment On Main Street- Ken Hecht Shows 191 Main Street First Floor Progress

This space for lease.  Watch the video to get an idea of how great a space this is.  13 Huge windows gorgeous original moldings, just a fantastic space in a beautiful building in the heart of downtown Gloucester.

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Trident Gallery Under Construction At 189 Main St- A Video Conversation With Dr Matthew Swift

Part 1 In a Four Part Series Of 191 Main Street Redevelopment

From The Trident Gallery Website

Trident Gallery mounts regular exhibitions and maintains an inventory of art with a Cape Ann story — works of art having a meaningful connection to Cape Ann, Massachusetts.

Meaningful connections to Cape Ann are diverse in kind: some works depict or transform scenes of the region; other works are profoundly rooted in the artist’s experiences of Cape Ann’s towns, landscapes, and sea horizons, and its vibrant matrix of interwoven communities.

Following this program, Trident Gallery shows original and limited-edition works art in all media, concentrating on paintings, works on paper, and photography. Gallery artists are both emerging and established, and most of them are living today and making their art on Cape Ann. A diversity of artistic styles — representational and abstract, traditional and contemporary — reflects the diversity of the artistic practices on Cape Ann. Gallery inventory reflects the full diversity of the art of Cape Ann; gallery exhibitions emphasize contemporary art.

Owner and Gallery Director Dr. Matthew Swift draws on academic expertise, four decades of personal knowledge of Cape Ann, and four generations of family involvement with Cape Ann art to illuminate the connection of each work of art in the gallery to Cape Ann and show its place in the region’s history, helping patrons take fuller delight in the art.

Trident Gallery also curates nationwide for avant garde art, reaching beyond its usual boundaries to bring challenging and invigorating new work into public view on Cape Ann and foster the participation of the region in the ongoing global conversation of art with life.

Trident Gallery is connected, intelligent, and progressive. It employs cutting edge processes and technologies to serve its artists, patrons, and the public. The art world is changing, Cape Ann is changing, and Trident Gallery is at the fore.

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