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The Cape Ann Homeownership Center will offer a four-nigh First Time Homebuyers Workshop, hosted by the Gloucester Housing Authority, at 259 Washington St., on Aug. 7, 8, 14 and 15, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Topics include credit scores, safe mortgages, home inspections, legal issues, and more. Class size is limited and expected to fill quickly. Cost is $55. To preregister, visit www.ghama.com, call Kathy Erkkila at 978-281-4770, ext. 110, or stop by the office.
Coast to the Cure
The third annual Coast to the Cure, a bike ride featuring both On-Road and Mountain Bike Courses to benefit Neurofibromatosis Northeast, is Saturday, Sept. 7, beginning and ending at Stage Fort Park, with three routes of varying lengths: 24, 64 and 100 miles. The route winds through the North Shore’s seascape of quaint towns and ocean views. (The Mountain Bike Ride takes place at the Beverly Commons/Greenwood Forest in Beverly Farms). At the rides conclusion, participants enjoy a cookout at Stage Fort Park. for more information, visit: www.nfincne.org.
Cape Ann Fresh Catch, the Community Supported Fishery which is a project by the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association, has a new website at www.capeannfreshcatch.org! Learn more about the non-profit program which makes the support of Gloucester Fishermen its mission. Through our easy whole fish and fillet share options and Neptune’s Choice shellfish shares, we help support hard working folk in the Gloucester fishery and all over eastern Massachusetts.