Cape Ann Chamber 2011 On-Line Auction Get Your Bids In!


Online Auction Open! Let the Bidding Begin!

The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce On-Line Auction is now open. The auction will run from August 1, 2011 to August 15, 2011, with proceeds going to Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce. Auction items range from vacation getaways to donated items guaranteed to delight and surprise. So, tell your friends, family, community. Let the bidding begin!

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Here are only a few sample items for bid-


Item Description


Current Bid

One coffee per day for a year

Think of how much fun you will have getting a FREE cup of coffee at Cape Ann Coffees every day for a year! You can experiment, try different kinds and find your favorite all while saving that extra cash for other things.

Donated by

Cape Ann Coffees, Gloucester


Bid Now!

Tennis Lesson with Nick Bollettieri

Improve your game at Manchester Athletic Club ( with a 30-minute tennis lesson with world famous tennis teacher Nick Bollettieri in October.

Donated by

Manchester Athletic Club


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Red Sox Tickets on August 17

Two tickets to the 1:35 afternoon game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Grandstand- first base, Sec/Box 17, Row 11, Seats 5 & 6.

Donated by

Todd Oil, Rockport



Pet Care & Supplies

Stock up on pet supplies with a $50 Gift Certificate from The Essex Bird Shop & Pet Supply, and get your dog groomed with a $35 Gift Certificate from K-9 Kuts in Gloucester.

Donated by

Essex Bird Shop & Pet Supply, K-9 Kuts, Gloucester



Calling all Rowers!!!! Elimination Races To Represent The US This Weekend!

Calling all rowers!!!!

Elimination races to establish our team that will compete in Lunenburg , NS are this Saturday August 13th starting at 8:30 AM off Niles Beach .  All members are eligible to compete and we are looking for teams in all categories.  Or, come down and watch the races.  Sign up Friday August 12th at St. Peter’s Square at 6:00 PM to compete.

Reply with any questions.

See you there!

Erik Dombrowski

Seafood Throwdown Tonight! At Cape Ann Farmer’s Market




MasterChef Meets Seafood Throwdown
Event to Highlight Importance of our Local Fishermen & Local Seafood

Gloucester, MA – Not only do we step out of downtown Gloucester for this week’s Seafood Throwdown, but we bring in MasterChef! Our old friend and two-time Seafood Throwdown competitor Christian Collins is coming back to judge this week’s event. It just happens he’s a competitor himself, but on Fox’ MasterChef where he’s in the top 4!

This week’s competing teams are from Amelia’s at 78 Thatcher Road in Gloucester who will be represented by Chef and owner Amelia Lopes and her daughter Danielle Vossantos. And just down the backshore at 125 Atlantic Road is the Breakfast Cafe at the Atlantis Ocean Front Inn. Chef Jessica O’Leary will be joined by MaryEllen Gigliotti.

Joining Christian in the judging will be Heather Atwood blogger on "Food for Thought" and columnist/video author for the Gloucester Daily Times, The Eagle-Tribune, and the Newburyport News. Joining her will be Laurie Lufkin of Essex, winner of cooking contests from the Essex Clamfest, Topsfield Fair, Florida, the Food Channel and Family Circle Magazine and back. Emcees will again be Peter van Ness of ", The New Music Pipeline" and Joey Ciaramitaro from "GoodMorningGloucester My View of Life on the Docks" blog. All we are missing is Gordon Ramsey!

here’s how Christian Fared The last Time he Competed In a Cape Ann Farmer’s Market Seafood Throwdown

We have pictures and video from his Seafood Throwdown at The Cape Ann Farmer’s Market Facing off vs Passports

Register for the Parade of Light on Sept 3rd at Sunset at Jones’s Creek Before August 15th $100 of Fuel, After $50 of Fuel!

Tobin Domenick Writes-

We need boats to sign up and show up with lights on them….if you sign up by August 15th, you will receive $100 of FREE FUEL!  If you sign up or show up at the day of the event you receive $50 of FREE FUEL.  Sign up on line at or sign up sheets are available at Cape Ann ’s Marina Resort lobby.

LIGHT BOAT PARADE Fundraiser – Friday, August 19th at Mile Marker One located at the Cape Ann ’s Marina Resort. -Proceeds from the evening will be donated to the committee, as well as donations accepted at the door.  50/50 Raffle and Live entertainment from 6pm-10pm.  

For information, if you want to volunteer, or need to register over the phone call Tobin at 978-283-3293.


Rubber Duck Om

Rubber Duck: “So why are you always laughing Siddhārtha?”

Buddha: “I am eternally cracking myself up when I remember that I died after eating a sketchy pork sandwich.”

Rubber Duck: “You should have ordered the lobster roll.”

Buddha: “No celery, right?”

Rubber Duck: “Just a touch of mayo. Omy Om. Nirvana.”

The Catmobile will be parked in Gloucester at Gloucester Crossing for 1 date only in the month of August- The 19th


Catmobile brings low cost spay neuter services to Gloucester in August. Reservations are now being taken.

    SALISBURY, MA, July 25, 2011   The Catmobile will be parked in Gloucester at Gloucester Crossing for 1 date only in the month of August.

WHEN: AUGUST 19, 2011
WHERE: GLOUCESTER CROSSING, 101 Gloucester Crossing.

The Catmobile is operated by the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society (MRFRS) and is staffed by a licensed veterinarian and two veterinary technicians. The Catmobile offers low cost spay neuter for cats only. The package consists of spay/neuter, rabies vaccinations, exam, nail trim, treatment for fleas and ear mites. Spay package costs $100 and neuter package costs $75. The package is available to anyone and there is no qualification process; however reservations are required and can be made online at or by calling 978-465-1940.


The Bandit Kings ~ Madish ~ Friday August 12 ~ Dave Sag Tonight At The Rhumbline

Current Bands
Currently Booking
Madfish Grille
The Studio
play music.

Well, I’ve just about recovered from last week’s musical onslaught perpetrated
by the ghosts of New Orleans past, and I’m ready to lick my wounds and hobble
onward to the next big show. So, for your glistening and dancing pleasure, I
bring you Mr.Justin Quinn and his merry band of miscreants. Ace harpist and
vogargler,J. and the boys are frequent guests here and are sure to give you ants
in the pants. He always tears up the place.
Helping him out will be his longtime glitarist and doppleganger, Mr. Jon Ross. Jon’s a multigrain musician, proficient on at least 13,000 instruments, but we’re holding him down to guitar, this time. Li’l “Steevee” Chaggaris will be doing drumm dooties, scrambling eggs and cackling like a hen, as usual. Of course, Greg T. will be back with his
newly blocked hat, and me, too, on bass.
And don’t forget, it’s Cajun night on Thursdays. Fred and Trooper bring you the finest Creole dishes at a reasonable price to give you that xtra burst of whoop-de-do for the dance floor.
Bon Ton Roulez!

Not CSI… CMI…Comedy Mystery Interactive

Summer/ Fall Entertainment on Cape Ann:

JapeNot CSI…

            CMI…Comedy Mystery Interactive 

Where Comedy & Mystery Interacts

Call 978-879-9293 for Tickets in Advance

2011 Schedule:

1. Murder I Predict                                                                                                                                   

Saturday August 27th from 7-10 pm  

aboard The Privateer in Gloucester Harbor  01930

Tickets are $49.95 includes Dinner, Show and Boat ride

Bar and Dancing also available on board

2. Murder on The Dance Floor                                                                                                       

Saturdays Sept 24th & Nov 19th 7-10pm  

at The Gloucester House Restaurant, 63 Rogers Street Gloucester 01930 

Tickets are $39.95 includes Dinner & Show 

Bar and Dancing also available on board

3. Murder I Predict  Saturday Ocober 22 Inn Magnolia

Tickets are $49.95 includes Dinner & Show 


***All Tickets must be purchased in Advance           

***For Additional Show Dates Visit the Web:

***Group Rates Available

***Bring your party to us: Birthdays, Graduations, Mother’s

Day, Father’s Day, Anniversaries, Bachelor/ Bachelorette,

Halloween, Christmas…

Brought to you by:

JapeScape Productions

(978) 879 9293

Meg Lee Has Some Nice Things To Say After A Visit To G-Town

Well, the month of July escaped me so I was long overdue for a visit. I decided that not only was I going to make it up to the Gloucester Sidewalk Days, but I was going to take a vacation day from work to do it. My kids, Melee and Freddo made the trek up with me.
The excitement always hits me when I make that turn onto Stacey Blvd. It’s always like seeing it for the first time. What a view – the flags flapping along the boulevard, the Fisherman’s Wives memorial, the Man at the Wheel and the gorgeous view of the harbor.The weather was perfect for that casual stroll up and down Main Street, visiting all the booths and chatting with the merchants. We stepped into Dogtown Bookstore, at Freddo’s request, since he enjoyed it last time we visited. We made a stop in Mystery Train Records, at Melee’s request, which was a first time visit for all of us. I expressed that we could literally spend hours there – what a time machine that place is! At one booth that supported our troops, I was happy to score an official Red Shirt Fridays teeshirt. I have personally been wearing a red shirt every Friday since 2006. I was thrilled to actually be able to purchase an "official" red shirt, which I will now wear proudly every Friday until our troops return home. Further up Main St., Melee scored a colorful abstract print from a booth manned by two young men selling their art to fund their college tuition.
A G-town visit is never complete unless you swing by Rocky Neck. I wanted Melee to visit the GMG/Kahn Studio Gallery, to take in some fantastic art and photography, and to meet kindred spirit E.J. Lefavour. We  had a great visit and wonderful chat with E.J. We were also given a special treat by E.J.. She showed us two paintings of hers and recited the poems that told the story of each painting. It was an honor to receive such personal attention from her. Before leaving I was happy to score a Caroline Stella print – a photo of the iconic face of Man at the Wheel. Great to see you again, E.J., and hope to be back for a visit before summer ends.
As always, time flies when you’re having fun, and I’m always a little bit sad when we turn onto 128 South.
Until next time, G-town…..

Meg Lee

Jeff Weaver Gallery Summer 2011 News

Lanes Cove Spring by Jeff Weaver

 Jeff Weaver Gallery Summer 2011 News

JEFF WEAVER Studio/Gallery
16 Rogers Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
Gallery Hours: Friday and Saturday 1-5 p.m.
also by chance or appointment

Open House Saturday 8/13/11

Hi- We are having a summer artist’s open house here on Saturday evening August 13th from 6 pm to 10 pm. We’ll be serving light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. See the new maps, photos, paintings, sculpture, ceramics, and the work of our newest local artist- glass blower Aron Leaman. Don’t forget to join our Facebook page if you haven’t yet (see below).

 Babson Farm Quarry, Rockport ©Fredrik d. Bodin

Fish City © Jean Byrd

 Vibrancy © Kathleen Miller

Our neighbor on Main Street, the POP Gallery, is also having an opening at the same time for Christina PitschHer work is work in print, drawings, and sculptural pieces. They will have snacks from our neighbor the Dog Bar, and wine & beer.

Come on Downtown and enjoy!


Fredrik D. Bodin

Bodin Historic Photo

82 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930