Action Inc. has new short-term rental and mortgage assistance available for renters and homeowners who have recently lost their jobs, been furloughed, or lost significant income due to COVID-19. They have the following new COVID-related assistance available:
• Rental and mortgage assistance for Gloucester residents up to 80% Area Median Income
• Rental assistance for Ipswich residents up to 80% Area Median Income
• Rental and mortgage assistance for Manchester residents up to 100% Area Median Income
• Visit their Client Services page for more information.
Addison Choate. For delicious cooking recipes and tips, fun Cape Ann bike rides, and other fun things to do while in quarantine (or after quarantine) check out Addison Choate’s blog and follow them on Instagram @addisonchoate.
An update from Nailgic – As they prepare for our reopening, they are taking all necessary steps to insure customer and staff safety. They have certified their spa with the Barbicide Covid-19 certification to perform proper infection controls.
The Art of David Arsenault is open 24/7 online. Visitors can purchase original oils, giclee prints and other items from the artist’s website. You may also buy from the gallery’s Facebook page. You can also find the gallery on Instagram. Contact the artist by email or by phone at 518-466-9093.
The Art Nook is offering new works and free shipping. Artists Kathleen Miller and Stefan Mierz have been busy creating in the studio and invite you to visit their online store for a selection of prints and originals in all price ranges. FREE SHIPPING available on most originals.
ARTS ABOUND Has Us Covered for Father’s Day. Keep your dad (and everyone else) a bit safer with colorful, washable, reversible, hand-sewn, custom-made face masks. $15 each. Their other locally-made products include whimsical fish mugs, ocean-inspired pottery, cutting boards, hand-sewn BBQ aprons, local photography, and so much more. Support area artists! Curbside pickup or shipping. Email email@example.com or visit them online for details. ARTS ABOUND is located at 21C Lexington Avenue in Magnolia.
Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM):
•See AIM’s COVID-19 Resource Page for Employers here.
•Read AIM’s March 30 blog summarizing state and federal actions to respond to public health and economic impacts of COVID-19 here.
Arts Abound Face Masks. After donating numerous masks to the medical community, Arts Abound is now offering them for sale. They are stylish, washable, and reversible. Colors on the inside and the outside of the masks are different so you know which side you used. You can choose from the following themes: floral, abstract, juvenile, or neutral. At $15 each, these masks are a great way to be fashionable and safer. You can pick them up curbside at Arts Abound or we can ship them for you for a small extra charge. To order, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Annette Dion, Spiritual Counselor is offering free meditations by phone. 12-15 minute sessions which you can record for regular use. Annette is also offering free psychic consulting for business owners on Cape Ann to help people navigate through and stay afloat in the crisis. A $90 per session value. Over 20 years of experience. Please call 978-239-3586.
Ayurveda Wellness Healing in Magnolia is offering 10% savings on the following: Gift Certificates, Ayurvedic Wellness Consultations (by phone, SKYPE, Zoom, Whats App, FaceTime), all wellness supplements, Ghee (Our very own made with much love), Teas and Oils. Ayurveda emphasizes re-establishing balance in the body through diet, lifestyle, exercise, body cleansing, and the health of the mind, body, and spirit. For further information call 978.395.1234, or email Info@ayurvedawellnesshealing.com
Backyard Growers is making rapid repairs to all their community garden sites for the start to the growing season and will be moving all in-person trainings to a virtual format. They are working on a program to expand opportunities for container gardening with new affordable BYG Grow Bags and raised bed garden builds through Black Earth Compost for people outside their income eligibility requirements. More info on BYG website.
Barn Dog Day Camp provides doggie day care and boarding services and they are on the list of essential services. They are offering a 25% discount to Doctors, Nurses, Police, Fire, EMS and other healthcare personnel on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19. Owner Peter Hoare puts it this way: “These fine people are risking their lives to save ours and the last thing they need to worry about is their dog. We can help with that and our number is 978-522-0418.”
Beauport Hearing Care in Magnolia is now open for in-office services, while they continue offering curbside access for most routine hearing aid services – as they have every day of the COVID-19 shutdown. In addition, they are now accepting in-clinic appointments for new patient hearing testing and other services. They take the health and safety of patients and the community very seriously, posting and practicing upgraded sanitation and social distancing procedures in alignment with state requirements and CDC recommendations. Please call (978) 525-2300 for details and to arrange an appointment or visit www.beauporthearing.com.
Beth Williams Studio has just launched a virtual studio. You’ll be able to browse and shop, with no quarantine mask or social distancing required! *25% of all sales from now until May 20 will be donated to the Essex County Artists Fund to help out those struggling in the current economic and health crisis. To learn more visit here.
BlackBear Barbershop is Now Open. For further information and to make an appointment please click here.
The Brass Monkey is donating lunch to all three Addison Gilbert Hospital shifts this Thursday as a thank you for their service. Owner Tom Lance is asking if other businesses would want to do the same as a basis to start a program called “Thank You Thursdays” on subsequent Thursdays and Tom offers to handle the food logistics or leave it up to the other contributors. Please contact Tom at email@example.com if you are interested in learning more about how you can help.
Brothers Brew Coffee Shop Reopens. Brothers Brew reopened this week offering breakfast items only from 7 am to noon. Ordering is available in person or by phone (978-546-3775). Online ordering is now available through the Toast Takeout app on Apple and Android. You can also place your order here. They will be offering curbside pick-up soon to complement the online ordering system. When getting carry-out, Brothers Brew reminds us to use the social distancing markers upon entering and to please remember the state requirement that masks need to be worn inside their establishment.
Burke & Crew Paintwrights is offering a promotion to help Chamber members either spruce up the premises, or develop an incentive to motivate prospects to do business. They call it “Free Painter For a Day“, which happens to be a $400 value. Sound crazy? Not really. They’re so confident that once a member – or homeowner – tries one of their paintwrights for just a day, they’ll want to use B&C for all their painting projects forever more. Call 978-999-DONE or click here for details.
Business Transition Academy is hosting a virtual workshop on Thursday, June 18 from noon until 2 p.m. – “Rebuild Your Business with Your Exit in Mind.” Most owners will have to rebuild in some fashion after this crisis. Why not do so and plan your exit strategy at the same time? To learn more please click here.
Castle Manor Inn Grand Opening. On Wednesday, June 10 Castle Manor Inn reopens with an exciting new dinner menu adding more of Gloucester’s favorites! Lobsters and fried clams. Please call for reservations (978) 515-7386.
Caffe Sicilia Reopens for Take-Out. Caffe Sicilia is now open for take-out service Wednesday through Saturday, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm and Sunday from 8:30 to 11;30 am. For more information and to view their menu please click here.
Cape Ann Community Chiropractic is open by appointment for limited hours for treatment of pain or an injury, and through the month June they are offering completely complimentary care to hospital staff and emergency responders. Operating within CDC guidelines for safety and hygiene, they are scheduling patients so there is never more than one in the office at a time and extra time to sanitize every surface and purify the air in between office visits. Until May 5, when new patients pre-pay for their initial chiropractic exam, their first two follow up adjustments will be included in the $125.00 exam fee, and can be redeemed at any future date after we’ve returned to safer times. For further information visit http://omaleydc.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (978) 381-3050.
Cape Ann Community Cinema is offering Virtual Cinema. To watch their films click here.
Cape Ann Cosmos continues to keep Cape Ann updated on virtual events happening on Cape Ann, and shares a fun new art challenge by The Getty Art Museum. To stay in the know on all things art, science & entertainment, subscribe to their monthly newsletter. Visit here for more information.
Cape Ann Foodie Tours is thrilled to be part of a great campaign that’s trying to keep all of our visitor-serving businesses afloat until visitors can safely begin returning to Cape Ann. Please check out their new travel site here.
Cape Ann Fresh Catch is still providing the finest fish available and doing free home delivery in Gloucester, Rockport, Essex and Manchester. This supports our fishing boats and shore side services while restaurants are not fully functioning. They are delivering every day to their regular locations and home deliveries are booming. www.capeannfreshcatch.org
Cape Ann Museum: The museum is offering lectures on their Vimeo page, currently featuring lectures from their Judith Sargent Murray lecture series. Learn more about the museum’s Fitz Henry Lane collection by discovering Fitz Henry Lane Online—a freely-accessible interactive and interdisciplinary online resource created by the Cape Ann Museum. For children and educators and families visit the museum’s Education page and learn about Timeship, the museum’s publication about real Cape Ann people from all time periods, distributed to appropriate grade levels throughout the community free of charge.
Cape Ann YMCA. During this time, Y membership dollars will be considered charitable donations to help support vital services related to the COVID-19 emergency. These services include:
•emergency child care
•food distribution to those in need
•partnering with Action Inc. to provide temporary shelter at the Cape Ann YMCA
•virtual exercise & activities
•staying connected with children and families
•employee relief fund to support YMCA staff.
•To learn how you can help please click here.
Children’s Friend & Family Services: We are offering several groups that are open to the public including; laughter yoga, young adult groups, creative writing support groups, anxiety support group and more! We have groups for all ages. Click here to read CFFS’s newsletter for information on how to join
Congratulate and Say Thank-You with the Gift of Cape Ann. Cape Ann Gift Certificates are a great way to say congratulations to graduating high school and college seniors, thank-you to their teachers and all health care workers and first responders, and support over 200 local businesses. To learn more please visit here. To purchase Cape Ann Gift Certificates, please email Karen Carone at email@example.com.
Congratulations Paper House! Rockport’s iconic Paper House on Pigeon Hill Street has made Trip Advisor’s list of “19 of America’s Coolest Roadside Attractions.” See the story here.
Defiance Sail Charters Will resume full operations on June 20. Check their website or call (978) 948 5434 to book.
Dogtown Books is offering curb-side pick up or FREE shipping to anywhere in the US on made-to-order Stay At Home Book Boxes. Visit their website for more information. “We are also encouraging customers to donate to the Save Indie Bookstores campaign www.saveindiebookstores.com that is working on getting grants out to independent booksellers.”
Don Gorvett Gallery thanks friends and supporters for showing commitment to the work of artist Don Gorvett. When possible in the coming months, they look forward to welcoming the public safely in to experience and to celebrate their new Gloucester studio and gallery. In the meantime they are offering 15% off and free shipping through their Woodcut Catalog 2020 with pre-publish pricing. Please click here to find their catalog.
Dreamtime Wellness During this Global Health Crisis we have discounted offerings for relaxation, healthy coping, relief of stress, and hope. Please click here. to learn more about our virtual services.
East Coast Tire is open and taking the coronavirus very seriously. They value your safety as well as their employees – if you have a cough or runny nose, they ask that you not come inside their building. One person at a time is allowed in the office, and Ryan & Wood hand sanitizer is on the counter for your use. Their office and service bays are being sanitized throughout the day as well as what they touch inside your vehicle. They also offer pick-up and drop-off for your vehicle or can meet you outside to pick up your keys. Please call 978.283.1131 to make arrangements.
Endicott College and Misselwood Events would like to assist local businesses and nonprofits in gathering and preparing their teams as they reopen under new guidelines. Their hosted Zoom service allows you to concentrate on what you need to share with your team, while they take care of the technology and audience questions. Please reach out to Delia Day at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-232-2280 for more information and a free 30-minute consultation.
Essen in Manchester is now Laughing Gull Café. Although the cafe has been closed, they have been doing weekly fresh produce box and pantry staple pick-up and delivery for the past three weeks, on Fridays. Their offerings can be purchased on their online store and picked up between 4 and 6pm each Friday.
Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF) COVID-19 Response Fund for Non-Profits: The fund will help nonprofits across Essex County that are struggling to meet the dramatic increase in community needs due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Find more information here.
Essex County Community Foundation has launched the Essex County Artist Fund to provide immediate relief to Essex County’s artists (all disciplines). In addition to $400 needs-based grants, ECCF will elevate the visibility of all applicants across its social media platforms.
Floating Lotus is still shipping orders from their website and also doing curbside pick-up, all through www.floatinglotus.net. Please let them know if there’s a particular product you’re looking for. If it’s not on their site they can send photos of their products.
Foster’s Grill Store and Shell Gas Station is offering Free Delivery – always -to those on the front lines or those who have lost their job during this challenging time. For those who can afford the $5 fee for tank and/or charcoal/accessory delivery Foster’s will match your fee and donate to help those in our community in need. They are offering delivery and curbside pickup options and are taking phone orders at 978-283-1275 from 9 am to noon Monday through Saturday.
From our Friends at Historic New England: For your enjoyment and a calming moment in your day: https://www.historicnewengland.org/say-hello-to-comet/.
The Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Public Library is pleased to announce its phased reopening plan will begin on the first day of Phase II (Monday, June 8 at the earliest). The plan, approved by the Library director and board, lays out phases that move the library toward a return to a “new normal” for its operations.
Gloucester Uechi Karate Academy is offering an $89 Karate Online Special which includes two introductory lessons, one month of online private lessons and one month of group online classes. Special is for ages 5 years old and up. During these challenging times, karate builds strength, improves fitness level and gives a sense of control, personal safety and accomplishment. Please call (978) 282-0629 or email email@example.com for more information.
Hammond Castle: Executive Director Linda Harvey gives an update on their opening plans and provides information on a new gift certificate promotion. Click here for more details. To stay up to date with new event dates and announcements, including ways to help support the museum, please visit their website.
Hammond Castle Offers Bonus Gift Certificates. From now until their opening day, for every $25 dollar gift certificate purchased, they will give an additional $5 bonus gift certificate. For every $50 gift certificate purchased, they’ll give an additional $10 bonus gift certificate. For more information, click here or call 978-283-2080.
Hammond Castle Museum Offers Special Invitation to Cape Ann’s High School Graduates. Although the museum and museum grounds are currently closed to the public, Hammond Castle is offering one-hour appointments from 10am to 7pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays throughout June. Access to the grounds for photos will be free but reservations are required. For more information and to book your reservation, please call us at 978-283-2080.
Hammond Castle’s “Petite Wedding Package” offers a most romantic seaside setting for that special day. Say “I DO” in the expanse of the Great Hall or embrace while perfectly framed by the property’s iconic arches with sweeping views of Gloucester Harbor. Hammond Castle Museum’s new Petite Wedding Package offers the opportunity to host an intimate wedding ceremony with exclusive access to the museum and gardens for the ceremony and photography. Maximum number of eight permitted. For more information and availability please call 978-283-2080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Whale toys and games, and the Glass House in Rockport are open Today Monday June 8. They are offering in store shopping by appointment from 10am to noon every day. You and your family would be in the shop with just one staff member. Call or text (978) 491 7754 or email email@example.com. Regular business hours are from noon to 6pm daily.
Infintech’s Mobile Processing Relief Program. If your business has pivoted to curbside, takeout or delivery because of COVID-19, Infintech’s Vital card reader pivots with you. It links to your mobile device via Bluetooth and accepts mag-stripe and chip cards. With their relief program, you can utilize the Infintech Mobile Processing Solution, and they will waive the initial set-up fee and the monthly fee until June 30, 2020. Contact Matt Valego at firstname.lastname@example.org or (413) 246-5509.
Joanne MacInnis, RN, President of Aberdeen Home Care, will be live on North Shore 104.9FM at 8:45 each morning, with up to the minute information about COVID-19. Tune in!
La Provence is open for scheduled curbside pickup, offering free local delivery to Cape Ann customers and open 24/7 online here. Online customers that would like Free local delivery should use coupon code: FREELOCALDELIVERY.
Lattof’s Farmhouse Kitchen Has Reopened. Featuring their new take-out window, Lattof’s Farmhouse Kitchen, located next the Lattof family’s farm stand on upper Main Street in Rockport, reopened this week. Their hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 7 to 2 and Sunday from 7 to noon. For more information and daily specials please follow them on Facebook.
Lobsta Land & Tonno have both re-opened and are offering take-out meals. Check out their hours and menus – and those of many more Cape Ann eateries – on our Cape Ann Take-Out & Delivery List. Treat yourself and your family this weekend while also showing your support for local restaurateurs. Check out all the Cape Ann business lists here and send your updates to email@example.com.
Magnolia Farmer’s Market -Please join them online. In lieu of their Lexington Avenue street-side market, they are kicking off the season with a virtual farmers market. They have a phenomenal group of vendors listed on their website, where you can shop for local goods and produce. Shopping is open Monday through noon on Fridays, with contactless pickup in Magnolia on Sundays.
MassPay Offers Reopening Checklist. This helpful compendium of best practices covers workplace safety, communications, HR policies and more, all designed to help ensure “a safe and effective return to the office.” Download the complete checklist here.
Manchester-by-the-Sea Police Department is offering pick-up and delivery services for residents identified as higher risk of serious health complications should they contract the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) or for those who are self-quarantined. This includes the delivery of groceries, prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines and vital supplies. Manchester residents are asked to call 978-526-1212 to set up deliveries and for all non-emergency matters.
•Manchester-by-the-Sea Police Chief Todd Fitzgerald reported yesterday that two Manchester-by-the-Sea Police members recently tested negative for COVID-19 following a possible exposure to the virus. The officers have since been cleared to return to work after their test results came back negative and continue to remain symptom-free. The Police Department continues to provide delivery services for residents who are self-quarantined or deemed at-risk. Manchester-by-the-Sea residents can call 978-526-1212 to set up deliveries and for all non-emergency matters.
Manchester-by-the-Sea School Resource Officer Andrea Locke will be hosting a virtual story time for elementary students while school buildings remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The sessions will be aired live on the police department’s Facebook page at 10 a.m. each Friday starting today. These story times will be held every Friday until schools reopen. The Police Department continues to provide delivery services for residents who are self-quarantined or deemed at-risk. Manchester-by-the-Sea residents can call 978-526-1212 to set up deliveries and for all non-emergency matters.
Manchester Historical Museum Shares History of Town’s Early Days of Education. For part 3 of this story, featuring Plain School, please click here.
Maestranzi Brothers is offering online purchasing of select machines and delivery within 24 hours. All machines are sanitized with a bleach solution. With this program, there’s no need to come into the store. Just buy online, and they take care of the rest. For all the details click here.
Misselwood Events Offers “Vows with a View”. At Misselwood, they understand that the events of the COVID-19 pandemic have affected many lives, including pivoting the wedding dates that couples were very much looking forward to celebrating. Misselwood Events would like to extend an opportunity for couples to exchange their vows overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. If you or someone you know would be interested, please help spread the word. For more information, please call (978) 232 – 2128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
My Place By The Sea Reopened 6/8/20. Recently featured on The Phantom Gourmet, this award-winning Rockport restaurant at the top of Bearskin Neck reopened 6/8/20 for lunch and dinner on their outdoor decks and patio. Please call 978-546-9667 for reservations.
NeedyMeds – NeedyMeds has been putting together a database of programs designed to help people suffering due to COVID-19 and its consequences. Some are local, but many are national in scope. The information can be reached here.
Nor’east Cleaners offers free home and office pick-up and delivery to 20+ towns. Stores are open in East Gloucester and Manchester – Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays 9am – 4pm; Saturdays 9am – 2pm. 24/7 drop boxes at all locations for contact-free drop off. Contact them online or download the Nor’east Cleaners App.
North Shore Food Resources: SeniorCare has created a “North Shore Food Resources” listing on google docs. This document will be updated as needed. If there are additional resources that should be included, please email email@example.com.
Passports Restaurant Cleaning Crew. Eric and the Passports/Machaca crew are here for you as you complete those shut-in cleaning projects. In the interest of keeping their staff working and keeping our curbs clean while we all do those cleaning projects we have been ignoring, the Passports/Machaca crew are offering curbside pickup and disposal. $225 per ton plus $25 per hour to load the truck. A great way to gut that spare room or basement while helping out your local hospitality friends. Call Eric to arrange your spot: 1-978-304-7723.
Passports is now offering takeout Tuesday through Sunday 12pm-8pm. Check out their full menu on their new website. Call ahead to order your favorites AND their famous popovers. They are offering masked in-dining room pickup as well as curbside. Please indicate your preference when you call 978-281-3680.
Paychex is offering a free HR resource that gives companies up to date information on how to navigate these difficult and unchartered Human Resource territories. Paychex has set up a new website to provide resources for small business owners during the COVID19 crisis. Key features include webinars, information on the government stimulus loans, how to take care of your business during this pandemic; and how to take care of your employees during these times. These resources are available to everyone not just Paychex clients. Please email Emily Papa for further information or assistance.
Personal Protective Equipment Urgently Needed. The supplies of personal protective equipment are very low and on backorder at most medical supply companies without a delivery date. Cape Ann Rotarians are helping in the search for supplies that can be donated or purchased at cost with a credit card by organizations in need. Please notify Joan Arsenault at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have supplies.
Queenvest, LLC is offering to help business owners do budgeting, projections, planning and help prepare the financials for EIDC loans at a deeply discounted hourly rate under an extended payment plan. Learn details here.
Rockport Art Association & Museum offers “Art From the Soul” – An Online Art Course with Nella Lush. Saturdays, 10 AM – 1 PM, May 30; June 6, 13, 20. For more information and to register please click here.
Rockport Innkeepers Cookbook Special. The Inns of Rockport invite everyone to their “We’re All Inn This Together Sale”, offering 25% off the regular price of The Inns of Rockport Cookbook when you purchase your copy on Amazon before May 23. The cookbook includes 190 recipes from 14 Rockport Inns and B&B’s as well as fun facts about Rockport. Like them on Facebook and post pictures of your finished recipes. Bring home a taste of Rockport.
Rockport Music “with heavy heart and great regret” announced yesterday the cancellation of their Shalin Liu Performance Center events for all of May and most of June. “Currently, we hope to hold our first non-classical concert with Pokey LaFarge on June 23 and to launch the Rockport Chamber Music Festival on June 27 with the Miró Quartet and Anthony McGill”, said Rockport Music President and CEO Tony Beadle. Their Mid-Day Music Series continues. Sign up for email updates here.
Rockport Music’s Mid-Day Music Series Continues. For the latest offerings in this free series of recent live performances at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, please click here.
Ryan & Wood Hand Sanitizer is now being bottled at the 1 gallon size and priced at $28/gallon/wholesale. With this pricing and size they plan to focus on the Restaurants, Hospitality, Innkeepers and Venues to assist with re-opening of Cape Ann. They have orders from across eastern Massachusetts but want to care for Cape Ann First. $28 /Gallon, no limit. 10 am – 5 pm, Monday to Saturday, curbside. 80% AVB Ethanol, FDA recommended/WHO compound. Call 978-281-2282 for reservation.
Salon Amara to Open June 2. This will be for hair services only. For details please click here.
Sam Adams and the Greghill Foundation have started a fund to disperse funds to full time restaurant employees- $1,000 grants. Find the details here.
Savour Wine & Cheese continues their ongoing Curbside Pickup program (subject to change) for a safer shopping experience, minimizing risk, with their customers accessing everything Savour by phone (978. 282.1455) and/or email (email@example.com) during business hours, Tuesday-Saturday, 11am – 6pm. Please visit their website’s homepage for complete ordering details and for updates. Read the full announcement here.
Sawyer Free Public Library Establishes Plan for Reopening: Library to begin Curbside Pickup and Home Delivery Service – The Sawyer Free Library began its phase reopening this week as it moves towards a return to a “new normal” for its operations. Sawyer Free Library, which strives to provide a welcoming, enriching, and above all, safe environment for their patrons was closed in early March to the public as a precaution against COVID-19. Now, as conditions allow them to reopen, it is their goal to provide library services in the least restrictive manner possible while preserving library patrons and staff’s health and safety. Because of this, they are taking a phased approach to resume services, starting with contactless curbside pickup and home delivery. To learn about all of the steps for using the curbside pick up and home delivery services please visit their website.
Schooner Adventure Salutes the Watch on Deck. The “watch on deck”, as pictured in the video linked here, is the front line on a schooner in a storm at sea with gusts howling in the rigging and sails reefed to their minimum. They are the crew with wind and spray lashing their oilskins and braving the seas threatening to carry them overboard. They endure this battle with the elements to safeguard their shipmates and a hold full of fish, both precious cargo. Adventure’s crew would like to recognize and pay tribute to front line health care workers, the “watch on deck” around the country who work around the clock to care for the sick and protect the rest of us. Join or Renew and Give an Adventure Membership to a Front Line Worker; the “Watch On Deck”. Schooner Adventure invites us to join them in giving thanks to those who are devoting such extraordinary effort to our local communities. For each new membership or membership renewal that they receive before June 30, they will give a free membership to an employee of the Beth Israel Lahey Health Hospitals in Beverly or Gloucester. Please visit here to join.
Schooner Adventure invites us to enjoy this 2 minute video by Searchlight Films, a glimpse of Adventure’s dory fishing years. In the coming weeks they will be sharing more Adventure maritime stories, images and video online. Visit them at www.schooneradventure.org, on Facebook and on Instagram. Call 978-281-8079 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schooner Adventure Offers “Sea Reads; Solace and Inspiration from the Sea.” In an effort to provide some solace from the sea to those marooned at home, the staff and board of Adventure have put together a list of nautical literature. It has something for everyone, young and old, sailors, history buffs and landlubbers alike. All these books will inspire you with tales of the seven seas. Click here for the list.
Seaport Grille and 1606 Restaurant Now Open for Take-Out. Beauport Hospitality Group is happy to share that both Seaport Grille and 1606 at Beauport Hotel have begun curbside takeout service. For further information – including hours and menu offerings – please click here for Seaport Grille and here for 1606 Restaurant.
Second Glance to Reopen June 24. They’ve worked hard to clean, organize and reorient the space for your safety. Lots of new things including a new Donation Center by appointment only. Schedule your time now at www.foodpantry.org. Shopping hours will be Wednesday – Saturday, from 9am to 5pm.
Soft Touch Salon is Now Open. They are following all the guidelines and taking precautionary measures to get open safely. At this time all appointments are required in advance and they will not be taking walk-ins. For details click here.
Songs of the Sea from Schooner Adventure. Board member Peter Souza, his wife Audi and their young daughter Zinnia are sharing several of their favorite songs of the sea. What started as a short list has turned into a Youtube channel with new songs being added almost daily. Give a listen and let Audi, Peter and Zinnia take you sailing.
The Family PORCH-RAIT Project. Professional photographers Bill Sumner, Shawn Henry and Jason Grow have teamed up to offer Socially-Distanced family portraits on your front porch or stoop, in your yard, or through your front window, all to benefit The Open Door. Email GloucesterPortraits@gmail.com to schedule your session.
Tobin Scientific was at Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute on Tuesday, June 9th delivering freezers full of biological samples for new tenant LifeMine Therapeutics, relocating to Gloucester from Cambridge. Tobin Scientific is delighted to do ongoing work for the two great companies investing in an expanded biotech presence in the Gloucester community! Keep up with their exciting work by following them on Facebook and LinkedIn or their website
Top Dog of Rockport on Bearskin Neck continues to offer online service for take-out/ pick-up while they prepare for expanded service in Phase II. When Phase II begins customers will also be able to place orders at the front door and online and walk around back to pick up food. Top Dog will have disposable menus and extra trash barrels in place. For more information, including Top Dog’s health and sanitation measures, please follow them on Facebook here.
Treetop Yoga Studio in Gloucester remains open as a virtual studio offering barre and yoga classes. It is their goal to continue to employ their teachers, many of whom are Cape Ann residents who rely on teaching for their sole incomes. There are three to four classes a day being livestreamed on Zoom, and they hope to add more classes as more participants ‘join’ the studio. Anyone interested in taking a fitness or yoga class can go to www.treetopyoga.com. There are a range of classes for all levels, and kids’ yoga will be added this week for free.
• SPECIAL: For Chamber members who are new to Treetop, email Erin McKay at email@example.com to be entered into a class for FREE.
• CORPORATE YOGA: If any businesses have employees working from home, Treetop offers a ‘yoga break’ for your employees to either have a class specific for them with a company Zoom link or a corporate discount for employees to join a class already on our schedule. In this time of stress and uncertainty, even a few minutes a day of movement and mindfulness can mean a lot. Email Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
True North Ales has created Virtual Trivia Night. Each Wednesday evening, they will use Instagram LIVE to hold Trivia Night. View their Facebook event here.
Vote For Your Favorite Local Businesses in the BONS Best Home Awards.Voting is open through August 1 here. Many of our members, including Cazeault Solar have been nominated in several categories.
W.B. Mason is working on getting stock on Masks, Gloves, Toilet Paper and more. They have sourced hand sanitizer from Response 2020 Hand Sanitizer. It comes in a 16 oz. pump bottle @ $11.99 each and contains 70% ethyl alcohol. Please visit here for more products and information
Wellspring House job search coaching; Be ready when the job market reopens!! Group and individual coaching for adults and youth with resumes, cover letters, and interview prep. Please Click Here for more information and to sign up. Coaching meetings and work groups are being held virtually to ensure proper social distancing.
Woodman’s of Essex is currently offering drop-off catering. Lobster Roll Meal includes clam chowder, lobster roll, coleslaw, potato chips, whoopie pie, and a bottled water for $35. Price per person, 10 person minimum and tax & gratuity not included. Will deliver, delivery charges are based on location and is for 10 or more people. Curbside pick-up is FREE. Show your appreciation for your essential employees!
Zoom Art With Lydia – Cape Ann Art Haven is offering and hour of creating and connecting for ages 5-11. No fancy materials needed. Mon, Wed, Fri from 2:30-3:30. Email email@example.com to join, drop ins welcome. The classes are relaxed, fun and Free!
As we learn of more creative ways that our members and our communities are adapting and responding, we will share them through all our Chamber communications channels.