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Fire Works fund
The Gloucester Fireworks Committee is hard at work raising funds for the July 3rd and Labor Day weekend fireworks displays. The current economy makes this a difficult task but fireworks bring such a joy to these celebrations and have become Gloucester traditions. Donations, large or small, are all welcomed. They are tax-deductible and can be sent c/o The Gloucester Fund, 45 Middle Street, Gloucester, MA 01930. Please note on your donation “Fireworks”. For any questions, contact email@example.com
After the move
The Gloucester Housing Authority presents ‘After the Move,’ a class for new homeowners, on Wednesday and Thursday, May 15 and 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. at 259 Washington St., Gloucester -- a 2-night workshop with local professionals covering maintenance, hiring contractors, equity loans, refinancing, tax issues, preventing foreclosure, home safety, and landlord/tenant issues. Registration is required and the fee is $30 per household. The class is HUD and MHP certified. Download the registration form at: www.ghama.com, or stop by at the Housing Authority, or call Kathy Erkkila at 978-281-4770 Ext. 110.
Older American’s Month
May is nationally recognized as Older American’s Month. This year’s theme is “Older Americans: Unleash the Power of Age!” The Council on Aging invites residents to avail themselves of the programs and services provided at the Rose Baker Senior Center. Mayor Carolyn Kirk has proclaimed the week of May 27 – May 31, as Senior Center Open House Week and urges residents to recognize the continuing service achievements of our seniors and to stop by for a senior center tour.