Dogtown Common – A Staged Installation

Dogtown Common - Paly
Last performances of Dogtown Common

Hope you can make it.

Gabrielle Barzaghi‘s beautiful painted backdrop of the Dogtown woods is an added wrinkle. With Liz Sibley Fletcher’s Forest Forms and works by Geoffrey Bayliss, Evelyn Stewart and Suzanne Brown, we call our show a ‘staged installation’ in which readers build an image of Dogtown as they enact the poem.

Peter D. Littlefield

Our Member, Mary Warner

Mary WarnerA Celebration of Life will be held at the Annisquam Village Hall on Sunday, September 24 at 2 pm.

Essex – Mary F. (Campbell) Warner, 75, of Essex, MA, wife of David C. Warner, passed away at her residence, with her family at her side, after a long battle with cancer. Mary was born in Wappingers Falls, NY on August 22, 1947 and was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Thelma (Coffman) Campbell.
Mary was extremely generous, kind, supportive, and above all put her family first. She would do absolutely anything necessary to support her husband, children, and granddaughter. She never missed any of her family’s sporting events and baked treats for every single one. She particularly enjoyed skiing with the family in Mount Washington Valley and trips to Crested Butte. She loved her friends fiercely and cared for them deeply. Mary had many talents, working in a bank, volunteering for everything at her children’s schools as well as local groups and organizations, and became a successful realtor; she was ambitious and determined. She fought her cancer with bravery and was more courageous and stronger than anyone we know. Her energy is still felt by those that knew her and for that we are grateful.
She is survived by her husband David, her son David and wife Naomi (Chapman) and granddaughter Rose, her son Seth and wife Kim (Wright), and her daughter Kate.
She was predeceased by her parents.

In keeping with her wishes, there are no services at this time. There will be a celebration of life. The date has not yet been set.
Arrangements are by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St. Gloucester, MA. Online condolences may be given at:

Annisquam Christmas Fair the First Saturday in December

In the months leading up to our Christmas Fair the members are busy creating one-of-a-kind handcrafted items, searching through recipes for s new idea for the bake table and gathering items to decorate wreaths and table decorations.

ASC Christmas Fair

During the week before the Fair the Members of the Annisquam Sewing Circle will be very busy decorating fabulous wreaths, beautiful table and mantle pieces. We hope the Kitchen Crew will be creating the Famous Chicken Tetrazzini that will be available, in a limited supply. Stay turned for the final decision. At home our wonderful bakers will be at work on items for the Gourmet Table. Last-minute touches are being added to the hand-created works for the Craft Table where you will find beautiful knits, cards and many unexpected items. This year there will be a new Needlepoint Ornament created by the Needles Group. They have been working all year on these exquisite works of art.

Come early and shop. Members will be available to help you.. The first Saturday in December, 8:00 to noon, Village Hall, 34 Leonard St., Gloucester 01930.

The proceeds from this fundraiser are donated to Cape Ann non-profits and as scholarships to Gloucester High School graduating seniors living in Annisquam who are going on to further studies.

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Annual Annisquam SeaFair – the Last Saturday in July

Annisquam SeaFair

Fun for Everyone!

Books, Jewelry, Artwork, White Elephant items, Games for children of All Ages, Food, Ice Cream Social, Sailboat Race, Entertainment and… of course, the Annual Tee Shirts will be for sale at the Fair! You can click here to order mugs, hats and the sailboat for the race at noon online  or buy at the Fair.

SeaFair opens at 10:00a on the last Saturday in July

In the Center of the Village of Annisquam
32 Leonard Street
Gloucester MA 01930

The proceeds go to support the Annisquam Village Association that is responsible for the three buildings in the center of the Village and to the Annisquam Village Church for the care of the historic 1830 church and its programs that benefit the community and beyond.



Kathryn Hollett – March 27, 1938 – April 21, 2023

Chicki Hollett
Kathryn Hollett, “Chicki” passed away peacefully at home in the presence of family on Friday, April 21, 2023.

True to form, Chicki’s pancreatic cancer diagnosis last year was met with a determination to live her life on her own terms – with fortitude, elegance, a sense of humor and a renewed commitment to get busy designing the set for AVP’s upcoming production of Mary Poppins. Chicki was a Board member of the Annisquam Village Players, where she worked tirelessly each year since 1992 as Set Designer for the AVP theater productions. She was so passionate about the AVP work that even until the day of her death she was planning the AVP production for Gloucester’s upcoming 400th year celebration.

Her visiting hours will be held in the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester on Thursday, April 27, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend.
In keeping with her wishes there will be no services and her burial will be held privately.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Open Door

The Annisquam Sewing Circle celebrated their 175th Anniversary

This video explains a bit about the work of the ASC. We are a group of over fifty-five members who meet from September through June for the friendship of neighbors we might not otherwise see and to organize and hold fund-raising events that support our community. There have been several cookbooks published, an annual Christmas Fair held in the Annisquam Village Hall and a Spring Plant Sale held on the lawn between the Annisquam Exchange and the Village Hall.. The newly added Gourmet Bake Sale the Friday before the 4th of July includes beautiful bouquets of flowers from member gardens held with the Annisquam Farmers’ Market also held on the lawn between the Annisquam Exchange and the Village Hall .

The Circle continues its work today and will celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2037.

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