, Gloucester, MA

Latest Cape Ann News

January 19, 2013

Talk of the Times: Lobster tree buoy auction at Cruiseport today

Did your enjoy this year’s Lobster Trap Christmas Tree in downtown Gloucester?

Would you like to have a piece of it — or two — for your own?

Cape Ann Art Haven, which coordinates the construction and decoration of the tree, is hosting its fifth annual buoy auction — putting the more than 300 hand-painted buoys that adorned the tree on the auction block for the benefit of the Art Haven today.

The auction, to be held at Cruiseort Gloucester, is set to run from 5 to 8 p.m., with state Sen. Bruce Tarr set to be “feverishly accepting bids” in a live auction, with children holding up their beautifully painted lobster buoys for sale, said Cape Ann Art Haven’s David Brooks.

“For those of you whose interest lies in the traditional and not so traditional artists of Cape Ann, we (also) have 20 hand-painted or sculpted buoys created by local artists, which will be our silent bid auction items,” Brooks added. “And if that’s not enough to keep you occupied, you can enjoy a buffet of local food from restaurants around Cape Ann.”

The event serves as a major Art Haven fund-raiser, and celebrates the annual Lobster Tree presentation adjacent to the Gloucester Police Station on Main Street. Admission to the event is priced at $25 for a family, $15 for individual adults, and $5 for children.

GHS students means business

Students in Gloucester High School’s DECA program — an international organization in which students compete in a variety of business-related categories such as marketing, finance, hospitality and management — showed last week that they can operate with the best of them.

Competing with a total of 640 schools in the District DECA Tournament at the Hilton Hotel in Danvers, Gloucester placed 15 students into the next round, the state championships scheduled for March at the Copley Plaze Hotel in Boston, said team adviser Ann Grassetti.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest Cape Ann News

Pictures of the Week
Your news, your way
Comments Tracker
AP Video Network
Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest