Don’t Miss It – End of Summer Tasting at the Madfish – Tonight!!

Tell me this menu doesn’t make your mouth water.  $30 lets you put it all away and get a taste of what the rest of this season and next will bring at Madfish Grille, courtesy of Chefs Jordan Rubin and Johnny Sheehan.

77 Rocky Neck Avenue  Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 281-4554 – call now and make your reservation

Who is Yancey Strickler and why are Chelsea Berry and I so grateful to him?

I met Yancey Strickler in October 2009, when we were on a panel together at the CMJ Music Festival in New York City talking about the future of music.  Having been a rock critic for the past 8 years or so, Yancey described himself as the Eeyore of the music business, with gloomy predictions for it’s future.  I, on the other hand, was optimistic, pointing out that yes the music business is changing — it’s changed dramatically several times over the past 100 years.  But one thing remains constant: people love music.  We crave it.  Most of us couldn’t even imagine a world without it.  If anything, our insatiable appetite for music is on the rise.

Little did I know that Yancey’s ability to channel his pessimism would revolutionize the music business so optimists like me could once again fall in love with new music.

A few months before we met, Yancey had co-founded KickStarter, a funding platform for creative projects that helps artists like Chelsea Berry raise the money she needs to make her new record.  This new funding model has revolutionized the music business more than any other development since the dawn of the Internet.  Don’t take my word for it, see what cranky music business pundit Bob Lefsetz says about it here.

On Tuesday, something momentous happened: after a tremendous push on her part, Chelsea Berry reached her KickStarter goal (but you can still contribute and get even more good stuff for doing so — just click here).  She IS going to make that new record with her new band that all of us really want to hear.  Here’s a taste of what to expect:

Perhaps Chelsea doesn’t fully realize that she’s also helping to build a new music world where musicians and fans rule — not the multinational corporations that bought up the labels and killed the intensely creative music business we all grew up with (baby boomers, that is).

Congratulations Chelsea — and thank you!

Don’t you wish you could just go out and see Chelsea and her band tonight?  Well you can’t, but you can help the guys in Runaround celebrate some birthdays at The Rhumb Line tonight — that’ll be a rockin’ party.

Indeed, there are nine excellent live music choices tonight.  Check out all the live music in Gloucester here.

And, if you’re near a TV at 1:30pm today, catch the multi-talented Brian King on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes.  It was supposed to premiere on Wednesday on Cape Ann TV Channel 12, but technical difficulties prevented that.  You can also catch it on Sunday at 6pm.

Mile Marker 1 ~ This Friday Danny Tucker and the Vibe Tribe will wrap up our last Friday Reggae Series

Dear friends, family and Mile Marker One fans,
This Friday Danny Tucker and the Vibe Tribe will wrap up our last Friday Reggae Series.  We are sad that this fall cool weather has come in so fast…last year at this time we were enjoying the 80 degree weather still.  We hope to have some more entertainment announcements coming soon – but for now, can you please come out and reggae it up one more time at Mile Marker One?
Hope to see you this Friday. Thank you for your support, fun times, and continued patronage to Mile Marker One.
Enewsletter that also features info on the Pool Bar and more…
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Please pass this email along, post to Facebook and see ya on Friday!
Thank you,
Tobin Dominick
Cape Ann’s Marina Resort
Cape Ann Marine Sales & Service
Mile Marker One – Waterfront Restaurant & Bar
Office: 978-283-3293×121
Resort: 978-283-2116
CAMSS: 978-283-0806
75 Essex Avenue – Gloucester, MA 01930
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Tomorrow ~ The 3rd Annual Lanesville Music Festival takes the stage at the Lanesville Community Center on Sat. Sept. 22 at 1:30.

     Enjoy live music by some of the North Shore and Cape Ann’s best players, including Pick 3, Alek Razdan and the A Train, HUM, Pete Lindberg, Merrimac Rounders, Sasquatch Bondo Band, Quentin Callawaert, John Hicks and a few surprises, under the tents and in the meadow next to the LCC, rain or shine, from 1:30-7.  Smokin’ Jim’s BBQ, Lobster Pool chowder, beer and snacks on sale, kids’ activities, vendors and raffles.  Admission by donation to the LCC.
     Come indoors at 7:30 and put on your dancing shoes for Bill Gleason, followed by KBMG (Dan King, Dave Brown, Dave Mattacks and Wolf Ginandes) with JB Amero, at
8:30.  Advance tickets for the Dance Party are $10 and available at Gloucester Music and the Plum Cove Grind,  $15 at the door.  Beer and wine on sale,  plenty of parking.  see our website for directions, and more information.
The music sched. for the day part :
Merrimac Rounders   1:30
Steve Brennan, and a Sasquatch Bondo reunion   2:20
Quentin Callawaert      3:10
HUM (Deb Hardy, Alyce Underhill, Kerry Mullen)   3:30
Pick 3     4:00
Alek Razdan and the A Train Orchestra    4:45
Pete Lindberg    5:40
(John Hicks leads a barn jam session (with a few surprises) @ 6:15)

Free Speech-Language Screening!

Welcome Back to School!

Free Speech-Language Screening!

We are pleased to announce the Speech-Language Therapy Department at Beverly Hospital will be offering FREEpediatric speech/language screenings in our outpatient clinic through the month of October!

  • Who?: Children 18 months -7 years old!
  • What?: Free speech/language screenings that are 30 minutes long to identify if your child is developmentally appropriate in terms of their speech, language, or feeding skills. If your child qualifies for further evaluation, a Speech/Language Pathologist will assist you in scheduling a comprehensive speech/language evaluation.*
  • Where?: Speech-language therapy outpatient clinic at Beverly Hospital, directly on Herrick Street in Beverly, MA.
  • When?: through the month of October. By appointment only.
  • Why?: Speech and language development in children can vary across children with and without the presence of disorders. Speech therapy offers a wide variety of services including articulation (speech) therapy, receptive language (ability to understand language), expressive language, memory, auditory processing skills, reading/writing, social skills, and feeding/swallowing skills. Our licensed speech-language pathologists have experience with a wide variety of patients across the life span. Early identification and intervention is key!
  • How?: Please call 978-816-2690 to schedule your free screening today! Please feel free to email with any questions or comments.
  • Jillian Carroll, M.S., CCC/SLP

    Supervisor Speech & Audiology

    Beverly Hospital


This Weekend At Cape Ann Brewing

We’re very excited about this weekend. Friday we’ll be tapping three new beers. The Joey Rocks Milk Stout, Oktoberfest and our annual Homeport Honey Pale Ale. That alone should be enough to get your blood flowing but we’re also going to be having our first Oktoberfest party on Saturday night, with a special Oktoberfest menu all day and F-Bomb tearing down the house at 9pm. There isn’t a better place to be this side of the Munich on Saturday night so make sure The Pub is in your plans!

En Plein Air

En Plein Air

En plein air is a French expression which means “in the open air”, and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors.

Here’s a great site that gives you some tips Plein Air painting:

Cape Ann Open Houses This Weekend Rundown With Kenny MacCarthy Kenny MacCarthy’s weekly review of new homes and condos on the market in Gloucester and Rockport MA. 11 properties this week.

Click below for the video and call Kenny to find your Gloucester dream home



Community Stuff 9/21/12

Captains Courageous Festival Saturday September 22, 2012

For more info-




Rose Baker Center News

Hi Joey,
At one time you told me to send information for you to post especially about our Art program at the Rose Baker Senior Center.  I am finally getting to
e-mail you with three important articles of information if you could please post on your site.  I know how popular your site is and helpful:
I hope that you will come and visit our Art Program and see the quilts in progress, you will be pleasantly surprised.  8 of them are on display right now at the Sawyer Library. They are beautiful.

Free Flu Vaccination Clinic at the Rose Baker Senior Center
On Thursday, September 20, the Cape Ann Emergency Planning Team and the Cape Ann Boards of Health will
offer free flu vaccinations at the Rose Baker Senior Center  9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  for all Cape Ann residents age 6 months and older.
Please wear a short sleeve shirt and bring your insurance card.

Fewer Falls, Safer Seniors Program
Because falls are among the most frequent and preventable causes of injury, and a threat to the health and independence of older adults, the V.N.A. Care Network will present a series of seven week sessions at the Rose Baker Senior Center starting Monday, September 24 through November 9, 2012.  VNA Care Network Fall Prevention Experts, nurses and physical therapists will provide this program free of charge.  Registration for the seven week program or for just some of the session is at the senior center, 978 281-9765, or Maureen Sendrowski, RN, MPH, VNA Care Network at 1-888-663-3688  ext 5603 
The program will combine talks, health screenings, checklists, handouts, demonstrations and more to help you identify your own personal risks, learn prevention strategies, and take charge of your health.  Participants will be entered into a raffle to receive an American Express Gift Card and other prizes.
September 24    10:00 – 11:00    Falls and our Risks
October      1    10:00 – 12:00    Osteoporosis Screenings
October      15    10:00 – 11:00      Exercise
October      11    10:00 – 12:00      Orthostatic BP Screenings
October      29    10:00 – 12:00      Balance Screenings
November    5    10:00 – 12:00      Medication Review
November    9    10:00 – 11:00      Making fall Prevention Work for You
VNA Care Network offers this program free thanks to funding from Tufts Health Plan Foundation. 

Medication Disposal Drop-Off Day
On Saturday, September 29, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., parking lot of the Rose Baker Senior Center you will have the opportunity to dispose of unused,
expired, and unwanted medications.  Properly disposing of drugs saves the environment, children, pets and others from getting them.

GHS Boys Soccer Plant Sale Fundraiser

Support GHS boy’s soccer and attend the Big Fall Plant sale  tomorrow, Saturday Sept 22nd 8-2pm in downtown Gloucester at St Peters Square.

Mums, asters, daisies and lots more to chose from….stop by and show your support for GHS athletics!!!


The News From Rocky Neck via Judy Robinson Cox