Live Blogging: Sista Felicia’s Launch Party!!

The Always Super Delicious Passports Restaurant Lunch

Passports Pulled Pork Sandwich ©Kim Smith 2013

Lunch at Passports is always a treat. Daughter Liv had the very filling and super yummy pulled pork sandwich. I had the wonderfully tasty and seafood-rich Adriatic stew. I only had my iPhone with me and didn’t get a great snapshot of our waitress Laila, but she was wonderful as well. Thanks Laila and Eric for the fabulous lunch!

Passports Adriatic Seafood Stew ©Kim Smith 2013

Thursday night blues party with Dave Sag’s to host Sax-Gordon @ The Rhumb Line

Dave Sag's
Dave Sag’s

Dave says,

It’s the big one: Labor Day, that is, so we’re gonna blast off into Oört Cloud Nine with that rapacious rapscallion of Rhythm and Booze: the one and only “Flash” Gordon Beadle. Frontman, vocalist, and saxophone smartypants, if you haven’t seen this guy perform, you oughta consider slashing your ankles and getting it over with. “Sax” Gordon, as many of us refer to him, is the biggest, bestest concept in  natural  pain relief I have ever known. This man has climbed Mt. Everest a million times, without ever leaving the comfort of of his home. Now he’s gonna do it here. The Natural Guard has been called out and will be on duty. Check him out on Utube. Smelling salts recommended.
Backing him up will be that amazing guitarist and Klonopin® Spokesmodel, Mr. Mike DiBari. This kat knows all the chords….Watch his fingers vibrate and flail and fade in and out of reality.* Drum chores will be handled by our Irish Ace of Pace: Mr. Benny Benson, dentologist and major teenage idol. I’ll be on the bass couch, mumbling about my childhood….
Rheumer has it that there will be a few alien landings in the saxophone department. I can’t mention it…I can’t read it, but suffice it to say that there will be jet fuel spilled and many brains deep-fat fried…

This is it: Summer’s gone after this, so come out and make your presence known!

here’s a link you should czech out

40 Railroad Ave.

Gloucester, MA 01930

phone: 978-283-9732

Wednesdays with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line

Special: Tenderloin Tips over Salad!
Wednesdays Only!Hello everyone!
Wednesday, August 28th
Special Guest: FLY!

That’s right, baby!  I’m back!  And so anxious to play for my
home town crowd again, I don’t even want to share the night
with other guests!  Hoggin’ the spotlight this week.  Deal
with it! ~ Fly :-)
Dinner with Fly Amero: 8 – 11pm
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Tenderloin Tips over Salad –  $11.95(while they last)
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
A special thank you…
…to Allen Estes for holding down the fort for me through
the Orleans/Sail Rock Summer Tour!  We were all over the
country and it was a blast.  I made many new friends and
have several road warrior stories to tell.  Hopefully, I can
find time to post images on my Facebook page…

Looking forward…
…to seeing you at the Rhumby!  🙂 ~ Fly

Tuna, Truro, Magnolia, and the Fish Stick

Fred Bodin Submits-

From the (Martha’s) Vinyard Gazette, circa 1951: ” John Sweek of Queen’s, NYC, secretary to a magistrate in his home city, is shown at left with his companions, Robert Collinson from Provincetown and John Kohr of Magnolia, with three tuna caught on rod and reel near the Truro shore in Provincetown Harbor. The fishermen had their best luck with blue atom plugs and squid as bait.” These are definitely surf casting fishermen. Just look at the bare feet, rolled up trousers, and 4 wheel drive Jeep.


I met John Kohr and his wife Esther (1914–2007) while she and I worked at Endicott College in Beverly. The was something about her that was vaguely aristocratic, but in an old fashioned gracious American way. I now know that she grew up in Provincetown and Truro. In fact, her ship captain uncle sailed in the China Trade, and another ancestor commanded a ship for the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and built the oldest still standing house in Truro. Previous ancestors came here on the Mayflower and established Truro. Husband John Kohr (1911–1999) was a graduate of MIT and invented an amazing product while he worked for Gorton’s: The Fish Stick!

Sea Again New & Consigned Fashion & Accessories

Discovering stores that specialize in second-hand items in the Gloucester-Rockport area has been an adventure, and I keep discovering more! Often I’ll go to one store, and they’ll refer me to another. Unfortunately some also have closed since I started this series of posts – “Stuff” on Main Street is gone, and “Junque and Disorderly” on Washington Street is in its last days.

When I visited Bub’s Tool Consignment I found out that the owner’s wife, Joelle Williams, also has a consignment store. Her store, Sea Again, is in Rockport (14 Dock Square) and focuses on women’s clothes and accessories, including both consignment and new items.

The store is open year-round, although the hours vary somewhat according to the season. The best place to check for updated hours is their Facebook page or their website.

Besides the consignment clothes, they sell new clothes and new Italian Sterling silver and crystal jewelry.

The sign out front isn’t very big, but the building (photo at right) is very distinctive if you know what you are looking for!

Here are a few more photos I took during my visit:

Matthew Green

Here are the previous posts in this series on second-hand stores (thrift, consignment, antique, etc.) in alphabetical order:

  1. Bananas
  2. Bub’s Tool Consignment
  3. Bullseye Books and Flyboys
  4. Cape Ann Thrift Shop
  5. Dogtown Book Shop
  6. The Dress Code
  7. The Eco Boutique
  8. Gabriel’s Antiques
  9. Junque & Disorderly
  10. Main Street Arts and Antiques
  11. Mystery Train Records
  12. The Past Present Shoppe
  13. Pearl’s
  14. St. John’s Thrift Shop
  15. Scout Vintage Finds
  16. Sea Again
  17. Second Glance
  18. The Sequined Fan
  19. StudioVo
  20. Vintage 211

We still have more to go in no particular order. (I have visited several of them already. I hope to get the rest before I go on another trip…)

  1. Annisquam Exchange
  2. St. Vincent de Paul Society
  3. Thrift Shop at the UU Society of Rockport
  4. Mary Rose Vintage Design
  5. Kalypso’s Gifts and Antiques (is this still alive? It’s physically still there but always closed)
  6. Art Longwood Books
  7. Main & Pier

Pet of the Week- Nala


My name is Nala, a three-month-old female Great Pyrenees/Retriever mix.  I am at the Cape Ann Animal Aid (CAAA), located at the Christopher Cuter Rich Animal Shelter, Four Paws Lane, Gloucester.  My brother and I are both here and eager to find forever homes.  We will be large dogs and already have our fluffy cream-and-white coats.  I keep telling my brother that our dream of having a wonderful home, like our CAAA family will come true; he just needs to believe!

I have been asked to tell you about the 3rd Annual Golf Tournament to take place on Monday, September 23rd at Bass Rocks Golf Club in Gloucester, MA. The tournament features a day of golf followed by a celebration dinner with awards, prizes, and live auction. Players will receive a take-home gift and compete for top prizes and a special hole-in-one contest for a new car. For more information or to register to play, visit[] or call 978-283-6055,  ext. 23.

Oh! Remember that “Dog Day” is Sunday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester.   If you adopt me, we can go together and my dreams will come true!



Boats Wanted For Annual Lighted Boat Parade!!


Hi all-

I am just putting out a call to everyone for any assistance you can help with in getting people to participate in the Annual Lighted Boat Parade this year. Remember this is a nonprofit, volunteer effort so every little bit helps keep the event going.

We are asking Parade boats (with lights)  for this Saturday to meet up just before sunset, at the mouth of Jones Creek on the Annisquam River. They check in with a committee boat and pick up a number, if they want to be judged by the judges. Then we parade the boats down the river, through the bridge, past the Man on the Wheel and the judges boat, into the inner harbors and back to the main harbor for the Fireworks.  We continue to get low boat attendance, and need everyone to reach out through your avenues for participation. Including your Facebook pages etc. This has been a great tradition for the North Shore, Gloucester, as well as a nice complement to the Schooner Festival.

Please send this link along if you email your groups for pre-registration of the parade. Pre-registration is not a requirement, but helpful.

Its FREE and need boats!

Pass this email along- forward to friends with boats, it all helps!

Any questions, please let me know.