Sandy at Last Stop Variety in East Gloucester is making the most delicious pumpkin spice doughnuts you could ever possibly imagine. They are sweet, tender, and cinnamony spicy–with no skimping on a dusting of powder sugar–and delightfully warm.
The past few mornings, after standing still for hours and shivering in the cold marsh since daybreak, I have been stopping in at the Last Stop and it has been my good fortune to arrive just as Sandy is taking the doughnuts off the griddle. If you like Russell Orchards apple cider doughnuts, which my family adores, these are AT LEAST TEN TIMES BETTER!
Last Stop Variety is located in East Gloucester at 273 East Main Street, just before the right turn to Rocky Neck.
Recent Posts on GMG About Last Stop Vartiety
Well, every season comes to an end and Captain Dusty’s is no exception. With ice cream shops in Manchester, Beverly Farms, Essex and Salem Captain Dusty’s season’s ending days are marked with support and donations to charitable causes.
Friday, October 25, the Manchester store will be open from 12:00PM to 7:00PM and a donation equal to one-half of the days sales will be made to the Wellspring House in Gloucester.
Monday, October 28 will be the last day for the Essex store and again an amount equal to one-half of the days’ sales will be donated to the Wellspring House in Gloucester.
The Salem store will be closing for the season on Monday November 4th and an equal amount of the total ice cream sold will be donated to the Plummer House for Boys.
Finally, the Beverly Farms store is scheduled to hibernate on November 15th, but that date may get pushed up, so check. A donation will be made to the Beverly Boot Straps Food Pantry.
Check their FaceBook page for directions. https://www.facebook.com/captaindustys
Celebrate with ice cream one last time as Captain Dusty’s settles in for Winter and you will be helping support these North Shore charities too!
In this day and age when rock stars “partner” with big corporations, you wouldn’t expect MLB to be left out, would you? Of course not. 48 songs from 90s mega-stars Pearl Jam will “soundtrack” (yes they actually use this word as a verb on their website) the 2013 World Series. There was a time when Pearl Jam was one of only a handful of touring artists that could guarantee to sell out an arena. The band is on tour again and it makes me wonder who benefits more from this partnership — MLB or Pearl Jam?
Closer to home, local venues are changing their live music schedules knowing that many — if not most of their customers will want to watch the World Series, which begins tonight. Minglewood Tavern cancelled live music for tonight and tomorrow.
Whether or not you plan to watch the World Series, you can get a complete listing of local live music with up-to-the minute schedule changes here.
Wednesday, October 23rd
Attention: Special Pre-World Series Time Slot:4:30 to 7:30pm
Hosting this week: ALLEN ESTES!
w/Musical Guest: ORVILLE GIDDINGS!
Allen saves the day once again as host while I do a special Orleans
show in Boston for a symposium called “The Kennedy Forum”,
celebrating the 50th Anniversary of JFK enacting the Community
Mental Health Act. Lots of high-level speakers (including Vice
President Joe Biden). In addition to his brilliant songs and sounds,
Allen brings longtime friend and musical partner, Orville Giddings
to the Rhumb Line stage. Don’t miss it! ~ Fly 🙂
Dinner (this week) with Allen Estes: 4:30 – 7:30pm
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Come check out the new Rhumb Line menu!
…to seeing you there! 🙂 ~ Fly
From The Sawyer Free Library;
This post was not made to make fun of anyone’s religious beliefs. I believe more like the Native Americans do that nature controls the Universe and our lives. I recently had a very nice older couple come to our door trying to save my soul. They were very polite. When they started to inform me how a certain prophet could make my life better I began to inform them that I appreciated their trying to help people by spreading their beliefs but I don’t believe in what the were selling. Like I said I respect everyone’s beliefs and do not try to push mine on anyone else. They continued to try to have me come over to their side. After a few minutes of this I decided to inform them how in the past two years what our family has been through. I told them how my Son Paul was killed and how he died and less than 3 months later my Father died. They looked kind shocked. After a few minutes of a rant I apologized for dropping all that on them and that I respected their views but it wasn’t for me. They politely said goodbye, turned around and got out as soon as they could.
I found these religious comics that people post on Facebook. So Blame them not me.
First I heard of it was from one of our readers Vic Semensi, Thanks Vic!
Three Course Prix Fixe Menus at either $25.13 or $33,13
You can find the menus on the Cape Ann Chamber Website Here
Alchemy Cafe & Bistro
3 Duncan Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
86 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
7 Beach Street, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944
Two members of the Cape Ann Community will be discussing their experiences as visitors to Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Sunday, November 3 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Rockport, 4 Cleaves Street, Rockport. Rockporter Mary Ann Camp, RN, has been a frequent volunteer at the Partners in Development Medical
Center in Blanchard, Haiti, since the devastating earthquake on January 12, 2012. She will speak about the current situation and needs, including the urgent need for children’s sponsors, as well as the progress that has been made since the earthquake.
Heidi Wakeman of Gloucester, a Spanish teacher in the Rockport schools, will offer information on her trip to the Dominican Republic as an educational envoy with Friends Beyond Borders. Light refreshments will be served following the talks. All are welcome.
he Student Assistance Program Team
The Student Assistance Program Team represented Lahey Health Behavioral Services and community partners such as the North Shore United Way at Rockport’s Harvest Fest, Saturday October 19th. Pictured here is Kelsey Tam, SAP Counselor at Ipswich High School and Wendi Smith, SAP Counselor at Gloucester’s O’Maley Innovation Middle School. SAP hosted a raffle and offered three different gift baskets themed School, Yoga and Art. All were geared towards middle and high school aged youth and featured donations from Dragon Speech Recognition Software and the Tree Top Yoga and Art Haven Studios in Gloucester. The event helped to raise awareness of the Student Assistance Programs in the North Shore area, key partners, and its focus on youth mental health and well-being.
GLOUCESTER MEDICATIONS DISOSAL DAY!
Protect your children, parents, pets, and the environment.
Saturday, October 26 at 6:30pm at Holy Family Parish: Docksiders performance at the Ladies’ Guild Dinner. Ham & Bean Supper. Open to the public.
Please come see my beautiful show with Brad Story!
I don’t often have the opportunity to show these big pieces, and am very pleased with the show.
only one week left!
Thanks, and hope to see you all soon.