Lowell Peabody Represents In Greenville SC

Chatting with new friend Joel Robert Poinsett who introduced to the US the flower now known as the Poinsettia. Seems he brought it back from Mexico when he served as the Minister to Mexico in 1825. Seemed to think there was little hope of my ever keeping a Poinsettia alive…

Home town baseball team is the Greenville Drive, part of the Red Sox organization. Pictured is what I could see of their “Green Monster” in left field at Fluor Filed.


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Magnolia Historical Society Auction

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All are welcome to the “Little Red Schoolhouse”, the Blynman School, 46 Magnolia Avenue, Magnolia on Saturday, September 14, 2013.

Wind down summer with a good time!
A not-to-be-missed event, the Magnolia Historical Society announces the Magnolia Auction!

Live and Silent Auctions, HUGE silent auction 3-5pm (preview at 2pm). Live auction 5pm.

The event will be catered by Classic Cooks Catering, great food and drink!

Come for the auction, stay for the party atmosphere, fun neighborhood event, all welcome, $25pp ($20 for MHS members).

Auction items include antiques, paintings – featuring artists Carol Loiacono, Sandy Herdman and more. Gift Certificates from the greatest stores and restaurants in town. Red Sox & Celtics tickets, sports memorabilia, collectibles and fine goods and more, come by!

Foggy Morning

foggy eastern point

Took a beautiful walk out Eastern Point this morning with Bernadine Young.  The fog gives everything such an ethereal look.

BTW, Bernadine has her incredibly beautiful home on the market, if anyone is looking for something really special.  http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/27-Highland-St-Gloucester-MA-01930/56041316_zpid/

E.J. Lefavour

Beautiful Good Harbor Foggy Morning Sunrise, Snowy Egret, and Whimbrels

Good Harbor Beach Sunrise ©Kim Smith 2013

Good Harbor Beach Sunrise -2 ©Kim Smith 2013.The sunrise in the lifting fog at Good Harbor Beach this morning looked at times more like a moonrise.

Snow Egret Good Harbor Beach Gloucester MA ©Kim Smith 2013.A lone Snowy Egret was eating and fluffing its feathers and a pair of Whimbrels (at least I think they were Whimbrels) were fishing and bathing along the tide pool edges.

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Good H -4arbor Beach Sunrise ©Kim Smith 2013.Good Harbor Beach Gloucester

VIDEO: Allen Estes & Howard Blackburn on Wicked Tuna

Last night Allen Estes performed his hit, “Not With Ya Hands” about Gloucester’s hero Howard Blackburn at the Alchemy Bistro Wicked Tuna Challenge, which was filmed for next season’s Wicked Tuna by the Nat Geo crew.  And our own intrepid Lisa Smith caught all the action for Cape Ann TV.  We can’t show you everything we shot until early next year when Wicked Tuna Season 3 premieres, but we can show you Allen’s performance right now and you can catch a glimpse of the film crew at the end.

Best of all, you can see Allen Estes live with a new six-piece, all-star band on October 5th at the historic Larcom Theatre in Beverly.  You’ll hear old favorites along with new music he hasn’t yet recorded.  Allen — with his new band featuring multi-platinum guitarist David Brown with Fairport Convention founder Dave Mattacks on drums, Matt Leavenworth on fiddle, Steve Burke on keyboards and Wolf Ginandes on Bass — will have you on your feet!

This will be a night you won’t soon forget.  Good seats are still available.  Get them here.

To get you in the mood, watch Allen’s Souls of the Sea special tonight at 6:30 on Cape Ann TV  Channel 12.

Alchemy Chef Scott Jensen wins Wicked Tuna Challenge at Alchemy last night

Chef Scott Jensen on Wicked Tuna
Chef Scott Jensen on Wicked Tuna

Last night Alchemy’s chef Scott Jensen narrowly defeated chef Steve Morlino of Boston’s Union Bar and Grille (where Chef Scott got his start) at the Alchemy Bistro Wicked Tuna Challenge, which was judged by the audience, who got to taste both dishes.

Before dinner, Alchemy’s mixologist Felicia Grossi, who won the Block Party’s first Ryan & Wood Cocktail Contest mixed up her Ryan & Wood signature cocktail for fishermen and guests aboard one of the Tuna boats.

And our son, John, got to pilot the boat.  “That boat’s got a lot of tech!” says John.

The entire event was filmed for Wicked Tuna Season 3 and Lisa Smith caught all the action for Cape Ann TV.  You’ll be able to see some of the event on Cape Ann TV before Wicked Tuna Season 3 premieres, and we’ll let you know when to catch it.

Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line, to Host Ricky “King” Russell this Thursday 9.12.2013 ~ 8:30 to 11:30


It’s back to the Three Stooges Trio this Thursday, so please welcome back that yeti of the guitar, Mr. Rikky “King” Russell. Borne and bread in and of the blues, this cat has been a fixture on the Boston scene for many decades and really knows how to twist your dials for maximum squirming. Even better, that amazing saxist and singer, that major teen idol Mr. Mario Perrett, will be on hand to help us all out. Unfortunately, our drummer under contract, Mr. Edd “Duodenum” Scheer is suffering from rupture of the deep and will be unable to join us, so, we have enlisted the aid of that swarthy bongo boy from the “Love Dogs”, Mr. “Downtown” Steve Brown. Known to change clothing in a phone booth, he’s set to fly in on time to rock the house. It’s gonna be a great nite of flying fur, bad jokes and misplaced observations. Czech it out! Hours 8:30 till 11:30.
But wait! There’s more!  I’ll be hanging out at the same time same bat-channel  location to witness the arrival of Ms. Mari Martin this Saturday nite at the Rhumb Line. My favorite vocalist, she’ll put a smile on your face and blisters on your feet.
She’s bringing the Low yo-yo band to prepare you for doomsday. That’s  Mr. Bogus on guitar, John “Cameron” Swazey, on keys, Roger Broccolibanque, on pistons, and yours truly on base. Music starts at  9:30 when we start cranking  that bumper jack between your head and the ceiling. Count on it!

Ricky “King” Russell

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And for all you folks into video poker and free jell-o:
I’ll be down at the Rose Baker Senior Center next Monday from 1 to 3 with the Good Old salty Jazz Band, cranking out all your favorite hits from the teens and twenties. It’s really a blast. Hope to see you there.
By the way, I’ve finally succumbed to the temptations of the web, and now have a Facebook page. Soon’ I’ll learn how to use it. Here is link:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Davesags-blues-party/1413082458915228
Please don’t clog it up with acne remedies, anti-gluten rants or conspiracy theories. Ockham’s Razor works for me. I got enough problems….
And again, thank you for your continued support. Without you we would be nothing. Live music is best!

Wednesdays with Fly Amero


Special: Tenderloin Tips over Salad!
Wednesdays Only!

Hello everyone!
Wednesday, September 11th
Special Guest: Charlee Bianchini!

photo by Louise
photo by Louise

This girl has it all.  Lovely, talented… and most importantly,
she’s so nice, you just want to be where she is. ~ 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!
Coming soon…

Mitch Chakour



John Butcher

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John Rockwell

Looking forward…

…to seeing you there!  🙂 ~ Fly

Happy, Happy Birthday Baby

Andromeda Emmeline Lammott is 4 years old today. DOB 9/11/09 at 11:11 pm in Chicago, IL. Her mother is Vignette, and Lucas is her dad. I spent most of the day with little Andromeda on Monday, while Vignette and Peggy of the POP Gallery gave my gallery a window "makeover." It was a birthday present from them. Delightful all around, so happy birthday to little Andromeda.
Andromeda Emmeline Lammott is 4 years old today. DOB 9/11/09 at 11:11 pm in Chicago, IL. Her mother is Vignette, and Lucas is her dad. I spent most of the day with little Andromeda on Monday, while Vignette and Peggy of the POP Gallery gave my gallery a window “makeover.” It was a birthday present from them. Delightful all around, so happy birthday to little Andromeda.

Wicked Tuna On Twitter

Community Stuff 9/11/13

Open Door Food Panty benefit Sunday


  I think you talked to my wife, Diana, about the benefit concert for the Open Door on Sunday.  Details:

  There is a free praise concert and food drive and for the Open Door Food Pantry on Sunday, September 15, at 5:30 PM at the Stage Fort Park Gazebo.  The concert will feature the praise band Mixed Bag of Nuts (picture attached).   Folks are encouraged to bring protein (canned peanut butter, tuna, or chicken), or healthy snacks for kids’ lunches. 

Feel free to call or email for more information.



Hi Joey,

I’m looking for local storytellers to share their Chicken Stories this Thursday the 12th at 7:30 at the Gloucester Writers Center. The deal is that folks come in and sign up to tell a 5 minute true story that is told not read. We also love having people who just come to listen, which is part of the fun! We have a great lineup, too.

All the best,

Maureen Aylward


Schooner Adventure’s History Sharing Program – September 13, 2013 (10am) Come see images of old Gloucester and share your own memories during these free monthly presentations at the Rose Baker Senior Center. This month – Early Gloucester Fish Companies: How and where did Gorton’s start? See images of the companies and sites that were once part of Gloucester’s older fishing industry. (Program supported by New England Biolabs Foundation, David Greenwalt Charitable Foundation and Applied Materials). For more information – email bwelin@schooner-adventure.org or call Schooner Adventure @978-281-8079.


Cape Ann Community Forum

Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center ,37 Main Street, Rockport, MA
Date: October 15, 2013  – 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Lahey Health & Addison Gilbert Hospital will host a community forum to discuss recent updates and developments at Lahey Health and Addison Gilbert Hospital.  Presenters will include Denis Conroy, Chief Executive Officer of Addison Gilbert and Beverly hospitals and Cindy Cafasso Donaldson, Vice President of Addison Gilbert Hospital.  All residents are encouraged to attend this community forum, which will include a question and answer session.

Another Man’s Treasure…” 4th Annual Flea Market Extravaganza.  Join us Saturday, Sept. 14th from 9:00-4:00pm.  Treasures to discover at bargain prices, dancing to the stylings of our in-house DJ and Hoopers Haven hula hoop dance classes…and all at 222 Arts & Wellness Center, 222 Eastern Ave., Gloucester.  Have treasures to sell?  Set up with us for free.  Call Lin for availability  @ 978-281-6222 or 978-852-6228.

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Hello Joey,
Can you post this in the community events section?
Many thanks,
Lenore Balliro
The Lanesville Community Center Tie Dyers designed fab t-shirts for the annual LCC music festival held on September 28. Show up early to purchase your very own, one of a kind t-shirt and enjoy the music. Outdoor music 1-7; inside dance party-7:30-11:00. For more


Hi! I am having a show of my paintings opening tomorrow, September 11, from 5:30pm-7:00pm at Alchemy Restaurant, 3 Duncan St., in Gloucester. The show continues through October 7.  I have painted in two series. One is inspired by Rebecca Siswick Graham, a local fellow artist and friend, who introduced me to the opening of the Ocean Alliance at the Paint factory. This re-kindled my love of all creatures of the sea, big and small and was the impetus to create an Aquatic Series as part of this show.

The other series in the show focuses on the wonderful Omo River Peoples of Southern Ethiopia who hand paint their bodies with different colored clays and adorn with flowers and plants. I feel the origin of all art forms comes from practices like these.  Our ancestors did this and today as we apply makeup, prune ourselves and choose our clothes, we simulate what was once an organic process. This organic art lives on today in the Omo communities in Africa, where the cradle of humanity began.

Hope you all can swing by some time.  Best wishes. Ramani