Downtown Gloucester Christmas Shopping Ideas-Uggs at Mark Adrian Shoes

From Shira Farber-

Mark Adrian Shoes has the answer to your last minute holiday shopping woes:  Warm, cozy, comfy UGG’s!  Stop in and choose from a wide variety of styles and sizes in boots, shoes, and slippers.

Holiday Cheer – “The Nutcracker”

Click to learn more about our presentation of "The Nutcracker."Why schlep into Boston and spend a fortune when a gorgeous version of Tchaikovsky’s THE NUTCRACKER can be seen right here in Gloucester? From the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia, where the ballet was first staged in 1892, comes this exciting hi-def presentation, and it’s like none you’ve ever seen before.

Come check it out at The Cape Ann Community Cinema at 21 Main Street in Gloucester, and enjoy the show from the comfort of a couch or armchair, and bring your lunch or dinner if you’d like. Also, we’ve got plenty of hot chocolate, coffee and tea, and the best popcorn around.

“The Nutcracker” will be showing on Wednesday the 23rd at 5:00pm & 7:30pm, Tuesday the 24th at 2:30pm and the final show on Saturday the 26th at 2:30pm.

All tickets have been discounted to $15.00.

TJ Peckham and Tom Ryan Host Second Week of Live Home Brewing and Beer Show “The Deadliest Batch” Wed at 7:00 PM

“The Deadliest Batch” will be on again this Wednesday at 7:00 PM and cover all things home brewing. It is live so that viewers can email in their questions. You can watch the live or a replay of last week’s sow at

This week’s show features how to carbonate your home brew, put your beer into a keg, and bottle it. In addition they will discuss Christmas gift ideas for the home brewer, whether they be experienced or just starting out. As always, they will also feature a recipe of the week and this week it is No Worries Wassail. Last but not least is the weekly beer tasting, and this week it will be the historical Saint Bernardus Christmas Ale, from a brewery located in a remote area of West Flanders, Belgium.

Miniature Gloucester



By applying fake focus in photoshop, it gives the appearance of being miniature. This works best with photos taken from a higher vantage point than the subject. If you have any photos that are taken from atop a building or some other elevated point, send them to and I will be happy to try this technique on your photo.

Captain Pete Mondello Shovels Off The Allison Carol

The boat had a little over a foot of snow aboard after the snow storm.  There’s a whole set of precautions that commercial fishermen have to  take to keep their boats going through the extreme cold temperatures.  Frozen coolant lines, frozen lobster hoses, snow engines freezing up.

It’s always best to have a block heater which keeps the engine warm and the fuel from gelling up.  We plug our truck in and it starts up (usually) pretty easily but without that block heater forgettabout it!

Video at 6pm

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