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Pauline's Gifts is located on Route 133, a Scenic Byway in beautiful Gloucester MA.

Cape Ann Reads

Scenes from the Cape Ann Reads live reveal in the Byers Davidson Room of the Saunders House at Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Public Library. This March Madness snapshot just about sums up the feeling! That’s Kate Bibeau, Programs Coordinator at the Cape Ann Museum, and Liza Browning, Museum Educator at the Cape Ann Museum, jumping […]

via Gail McCarthy at Sawyer Free to cover Cape Ann Reads picture book contest results ! — GoodMorningGloucester

Art and money: Boston Creates chaos and Clara Wainwright Boston Globe op ed


A draft of the coveted 10 year master arts and culture plan for the City of Boston dropped in May a dud, despite– or because of –its $1.2 million price tag.  There’s a lot of pressure riding on Boston Creates final report, postponed until this coming Friday, June 17th. Boston is not alone in its struggles over funding and competing demands. Boston Creates and the ‘Art Czar’ fever did contribute to a climate of planning mana mania that found its way into Gloucester and other cities and towns. Boston Magazine writer Patti Harrigan profiled the year of Boston Creates, warts– no all in the article, “Boston’s Creative Crisis”:

Marty Walsh’s $1.4 million Boston Creates plan was supposed to turbocharge the city’s arts scene. A year after its launch, are we ever going to get anything other than a series of kumbaya sessions and generic platitudes?” 

She does a good job…

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BIG announcement!

Looking forward to hearing them. Love listening while painting in the store. Customers love hearing the podcasts too.


BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! No, seriously this is HUGE!

Joey is trusting ME with a microphone and coming soon ‘Alicia Unleashed’ Podcast! (yes you read that right)


An all women podcast with special guest’s featuring YOU! We will be inviting women that follow GMG or listen to the podcasts for their views on subject matters!

Get ready ladies! The next guest could be YOU!

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A Note To All Our Awesome Cape Ann Summer Residents and Visitors- The Clock Is Ticking…


Thanks for coming to the island and making yourself part of the community. Just a friendly reminder before you leave though. We only have a couple of weekends before the summer rental folks head back “up the line” back to their main places of residence.

Before it all slips away I suggest that you take that evening sail on the Thomas Lannon, The Ardelle, the Beauport Princess or a Harbor Cruise Aboard The Harbor Shuttle, get to that awesome restaurant that you’ve been meaning to get to all summer long but haven’t been to yet, visit the museums you haven’t seen, buy that painting or awesome print that you’ve been admiring all summer long and support the community that you’ve been part of for the summer.

We appreciate your patronage and what you bring to our local merchants. It’s a long winter for a lot of these folks and often…

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