The Cape Ann Community Foundation disperses funds every year to worthy local causes. Rockport Exchange is thrilled to be the recipient of a $3,000 grant from the CACF to continue our initiatives in promoting and supporting local food networks.
The CACF is funded through the sale of specially-issued Cape Ann license plates. Your purchase of a Cape Ann license plate supports the work of the Cape Ann Community Foundation while promoting all that Cape Ann has to offer: it’s a win-win! For more, check out the work of the Cape Ann Community Foundation through their website, where you can also purchase license plates.
Last Friday’s fundraiser, Cocktails with the Cows, was a tremendous success—and a whole lot of fun—thanks to you all! Seaview Farm provided a lovely setting for a great evening celebrating local food and the generosity of our community. Continue reading “Thank you for your support…”
In Dock Square, don’t miss a few of our favorite bands playing LIVE local music!
Playing at 11am: A buzz-generating Americana/folk/roots group from Rockport that is taking Cape Ann by storm, Headlands features veteran guitarist/singer John Rockwell, vocalist Amy Rich, and Eric Wilson on acoustic and electric guitar and vocals. Come enjoy their harmony-drenched vocals and dynamic instrumental interplay.
Playing at 3pm: Mari Martin and The Lucky Boys will perform Mari’s wonderful arrangements of great songs from artists such as The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Billie Holliday, Bonnie Raitt, Alicia Keyes, Ella Fitzgerald, and many more. Mari has been entertaining audiences from Massachusetts to California with her compelling voice and signature stage presence for over 20 years. She has sung for Kenny Loggins on numerous occasions, and she has opened for and shared the stage with Tower of Power, the Average White Band, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Glen Phillips, Jonathan McEuen, WAR, and Alan Parsons. Mari’s crack band will consist of Mark Retallack on keys, Roger Brockelbank on drums, and Bob Enik on guitar.
Ready to lace up your running shoes? We hope you are already training away for the upcoming Motif No.1 Day 5k & Fun Run, organized by the Rockport Public Schools’ WELL team. The WELL initiative was founded by Rockport teachers to benefit the kids in our community, offering a holistic approach to health, and the annual 5K & Fun Run raises much-needed funds for the amazing projects of the WELL.
This year, the Rockport Public Schools WELL team is teaming up with Rockport Exchange and donating $2 from each registration to support the nonprofit community festival. We are grateful to have such committed community partners!
Race registration is HERE. Click through, register, and get Motif-vated!