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October 5, 2013

Gloucester Goings On

Toward a Greener Gloucester!

The Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Meeting House will host a debate between incumbent Mayor Carolyn Kirk and challenging candidate Mac Bell on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7:15 p.m. One focus will be on the city’s role in local environmental issues due to rising sea levels and warming oceans waters, and the opportunity for Gloucester to become a leader in designing a greener future. Proceeds benefit the church’s goal of reducing its own carbon footprint to zero in three years. A complimentary dessert buffet, coffee and tea will follow. Advance tickets are $20 at: Donations of $1 up will be gratefully accepted for tickets purchased at the door.

Dogs’ Day!

Sunday October 6. is dog lovers’ tailgate party day at Stage Fort Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot and grounds to the left of the Dog Park, from Bring your lunch, dress in Pats gear, and you could win the best-dressed prize. Dogs can qualify to win best trick contest, and they all go home with goodie bags! Suggested donation is $10, and all proceeds support Masspaws’ escalating expenses for the care and boarding of Willow, a rescued Pit Bull, For more information, call Kirstin at 917 523 9163 or email:

Benefit concert

The Gloucester High School Docksiders will hold a concert to benefit The Open Door food pantry Saturday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m., in the GHS auditorium. Admission is a food donation for the food pantry.

Thanksgiving meals

The American Legion Post 3 will deliver Thanksgiving turkey dinners to the elderly, shut-ins and needy in the Cape Ann area on Thanksgiving Day. To order a dinner, call 978-283-9710 after 3 p.m., or 978-283-7117, and give your name, address, telephone number and number of meals. The cut-off date is Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 6 p.m. The Post will also serve free turkey dinners at the Legion on Thanksgiving Day as long as they last starting at 11 a.m. Volunteers and drivers are needed. Financial aid, produce and especially pies are needed. Monetary donations may be mailed to: American Legion, P.O. Box 122, Gloucester, MA 01931-0122.

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