Gloucester Screenings: film about the Fort

Sal Zerilli writes-

Hi Joey,

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be screening a final version of No Pretty Prayer, a film about the Fort, in Gloucester in late December.

We’re planning two public screenings of the film–one on December 29, the other on December 30. Both of these screenings will begin at 7p.

The screenings will be held at the Cape Ann Community Cinema, 21 Main Street.

To order tickets for the December 29 and December 30 screenings, please visit:

Seating is limited, so we’re encouraging folks to buy their tickets in advance of the screening dates.

We would appreciate it very much if you could help us spread the word!!

Let me know if you have any questions.




Only 13 Days Until Santa Arrives in Rockport

Santa arrives by lobster boat in Rockport Harbor on Saturday, December 4th this year. Jolly old Saint Nicholas has been very punctual the past few years keeping to his promise of rounding the jetty at 3:45 PM preceded by the harbormasters with sirens and flashers making way for the jolly large red suited dude.

I have been covering this story for GMG now for three years and if past movements of the rotund one follow past protocol he will land on Bradley Wharf (Motif #1), then make his way to the fire engine for a ride down Bearskin Neck before disembarking to light the Rockport Christmas Tree in Dock Square. Good viewing of the landing can be found around the harbor including the Tuna Wharf. Elves will be handing out hot chocolate and cookies in the square to children of all ages who have been nice and not naughty and Santa will lead the crowd in the singing of some Christmas tunes. Rumor has it that the Cape Ann Jazz Band will also be strolling about the downtown area. They may be able to score some hot chocolate too if they behave.

Blast from the past!

One of Gloucester’s most popular bands of the mid 60’s, The Kandymen,  just returned from a 4 day cruise to the Bahamas aboard Carnival’s ship “Sensation” where they performed a concert. It was such a thrill to be with the boys again, performing all those great songs of the 60’s and reminiscing about the “good ‘ol days”! 

Carlo Lovasco