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March 20, 2013

Gloucester Goings On

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Talking turbines

On Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m. the Gloucester Lyceum will host an informational panel discussion with representatives from several of the major players in Gloucester’s wind turbine project, including Mayor Carolyn Kirk, with short presentations by the following Rick Johnson, Facilities Manager for Applied Materials and project lead for the Varian turbine; Tom Michelman, Principal for Boreal Renewable Energy Development, the firm that provided the feasibility study; and Sumul Shah, CEO of Solaya Energy, the general contractors for the construction of the wind turbines. A Q&A period will follow.

Women’s Community Club

The Women’s Community Club will hold an Easter bake sale Saturday, March 30, 8:30 to 11 a.m., at the Magnolia Library Center, corner of Norman and Lexington avenues. All proceeds benefit the scholarship fund. Call Carol Sutherland at 978-525-3773.

Eco-Trip scavenger hunt

The Cape Ann TimeBank will hold a green technology scavenger hunt called the Eco-Trip on Saturday, April 20, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., in downtown Gloucester. Players solve verbal and visual puzzles to learn what local businesses are doing to lessen their carbon footprints. Event culminates with an after-party with refreshments and prizes from local merchants at Latitude 43 at 2:30 p.m. It’s $10 to play solo or in teams before April 13. After that, it’s $15. To register or for more information, visit www.capeanntimebanks.org.

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