Researchers take note: Sawyer Free Library has digitized even more issues of the Gloucester Daily Times, from June 1888 — the newspaper’s first edition— through March 1965.
The library says it has sent out the microfiche rolls from April 1965 through August 1981 for the next phase of digitization, so those rolls are unavailable until further notice.
The newspaper donated its set of microfilm rolls to the library in 2021.
The latest digitized issues join a previously digitized set of local newspapers from 2009 to 2019, which require a library card to access.
Editions from January 1923 — the seaport’s 300th anniversary year — to March 1965 are available online at the library’s website, sawyerfreelibrary.org.
These resources can be found on the library’s website by clicking on the box labeled “Cape Ann History Digital Resources.” The library’s local history librarian can also help anyone with questions or who needs assistance.
Cape Ann writer and researcher Fran Jurga launched the Equine Assisted Services Research Report at the 2023 Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, recently.
The new digital publication compiles details on and links to 50 topics of peer-reviewed equine research under the “EAS” banner, including both animal and human aspects.
“Equine assisted services research incorporates equine and veterinary science to serve the horse as a key participant, as well as diverse human topics like medical practice, social work, kinematics, occupational therapy, experiential learning, psychotherapy, and beyond,” Jurga said in a prepared statement.
The mission of the Equine Assisted Services Research Report (EASR) is to make research awareness easier to manage for busy EAS professionals, degree candidates, educators, medical authorities, and funding agencies, as well as motivated clients and their families.
Jurga, who writes from the Hoofcare Publishing office in the Blackburn Tavern building is also the publisher of the award-winning HoofSearch, a monthly selective dissemination tool compiling details of hard-to-find peer-reviewed equine hoof science and all aspects of lameness and biomechanics in horses. She also posts horse-related news at https://www.facebook.com/franjurgafreelance/.
More information about the EASR and how to subscribe may be found at equineassistedresearch.com.
Nonprofit Healing Abuse, Working for Change, aka HAWC, is the latest recipient of a grant from 100 Who Care Cape Ann.
The nonprofit 100 Who Care Cape Ann granted $11,000 to HAWC at its December meeting, according to co-founder Jane Remsen. HAWK will use the gift to support direct client assistance, specifically emergency hotel stays, for a homeless parent experiencing intimate partner or domestic violence during the current Massachusetts shelter crisis, she said.
“For those who missed it, it was like pre-COVID times with a full bar and appetizers to order, and plenty of women to make it social!” Remsen said of the meeting held at The Lobster of Gloucester on East Main Street, which donated use of its space.
The philanthropic women in 100 Who Care Cape Ann commit to attending quarterly events and pledging $100 during a one-hour meeting, in effect raising $10,000 each time to support a Cape Ann charity. This month, members also brought unwrapped toys for donation to the Cape Ann Kids Holiday Fund to the meeting.
The two other charities who presented to the meeting will go back in the hat for consideration at a future meeting.
Since its founding in 2019, the group has raised and given more than $204,000 to support 16 local charitable organizations.
The philanthropic group’s next meeting will be in early March at a date and location to be announced. All 501c (3) charities on Cape Ann are eligible to receive a grant. Charity nominations can be made online. More information about 100 Who Care Cape Ann may be found at 100whocarecapeann.org.