Bottom Line The Best High Resolution Picture of Downtown Gloucester MA in 1910 I’ve Ever Seen

Click this small picture to see the full sized version at

Believe me the full sized hi resolution photo is worth clicking on


The building in the left where it says “PICTURE” is the former Gray’s Hardware building which has recently been torn down and rebuilt. You can see the same window frames  in 1910 as it was 100 years later in 2010.


Right back at YA!, Ed Collard

Ed Collard’s an all around nice guy and does some great stuff that goes unnoticed for the City of Gloucester.


He can “Bust’em” with the Best! But. Can he take it?

Here’s a not to fictional typical conversation between Joey(the female character in this movie) and Ed Collard (the man sitting at the desk). I’ve personally witnessed a few of these.

Kenny MacCarthy Is Putting Together A Great Gloucester MA Dog Walks Map

Kenny MacCarthy From is putting together a map of places in Gloucester that are great for walking your dog.

Click the Map to check it out and comment on his blog if you know of some great places to walk a dog that aren’t listed.  He provides details on all spot on his interactive map once you click through

click the map to check it out-


Food For Fines At Sawyer Free Library All Month Long

Are you one of those slackers that never brings your books back in time?  Well there is good news-  You can assuage your guilt in two ways by bringing in some non-perishable food items in lieu of overdue book fines. You help needy families and feel good doing so.


Cape Ann Skeptics To Meet November 16th


Welcome to Cape Ann Skeptics

We are a group of people interested in exploring the world with a skeptical point of view.

One definition of skepticism is "rational, critical, and scientific thinking." We are not cynics nor contrarians. Rather, we are people who look at the world rationally.

Skeptics in the Pub

There are Skeptics in the Pub meetings around the world. It’s an opportunity for skeptics and those who want to learn more about skepticism to gather and share ideas.

The third Skeptics in the Pub is on November 16 at 6:00PM. We are meeting at the Dog Bar, 65 Main St. Gloucester.
"Cryptozoology – Is It Cryptic and Is It Zoology?" by Rosie Sagall
Send your questions to Rosie

Meeting are scheduled for third Tuesday of every month.

  6:00-6:30 – Meet and greet with time to order food and drink
  6:30-7:00 – Presentation
  7:00-8:00 and beyond – Questions and Answers and discussion

All are welcome!

Send an email to to join our mailing list and learn about upcoming events.

Cape Ann Partnership for Children and Families Hosts Parent & Baby Walk & Talk

The Cape Ann Partnership for Children and Families is hosting another Parent & Baby Walk & Talk on Tuesday, November 9th, at Pathways for Children located at 29 Emerson Ave., from 10:00am to 11:30am – rain or shine!  All parents and babies, 9 months and younger, are encouraged to join us to meet new families, enjoy fresh air & exercise, learn more about programs for families on Cape Ann and share a healthy snack and social time.  For more info or to register please contact Amy Larsen at 978.281.2400 x 120 or

The Minglewood Tavern at Lat 43 T-One Day Photo From Donna Ardizzoni Hop Skip and Go Naked Tonight!

The crew will be there around 7:30 tonight.  Buckle your chinstraps kids- we’re going in deep!


Check out North Shore Dish’s reporting on the opening here-

Gloucester’s Latitude 43 Unveils New Sibling: Minglewood Tavern

Underwater Photographer and Author Andrew Martinez Talks About Sea Life Off The Waters Of Cape Ann

Local underwater photographer Andrew Martinez. Andy is from Wenham and has been diving in New England waters for more than 40 years. He has compiled one of the most extensive collections of high quality images of marine life behavior from New England to Eastern Canada. His book, Marine Life of the North Atlantic, is considered the best guide to this region and is now in its 4th edition with more than 200 new photographs. The presentation will be held Monday, November 15, 7-8:30 pm at NOAA Fisheries Service’s Northeast Regional Office at 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester.

Something tells me our girl Alicia Pensarosa won’t be missing this one.

Chickity Check It! North Shore Kid


Maybe all the moms and dads out there already know about this and I’m late to the game but just in case they aren’t in the know- this is IMO the definitive guide to what to do with your kids each week if you live North of Boston. 

It is comprehensive and very easy to navigate.  I’ve never seen such a well laid out and easy to understand calendar of things to do format on the web as this one.

I rarely get days off this time of year but when I do there are often times the Mrs and I will look at each other and ask “what do you want to do?”  My response 9 times out of 10-“I dunno, what do you want to do”

Let North Shore Kids be your guide and ease the pressure of finding great things to do with your family each and every week.  I’ll be adding in a link to the weekend pics roundup as well.

Here’s the link-

North Shore Kid