Boston Globe Travel Show Free Tickets From Discover Gloucester

Hi Joey,

I know that you and all the FoBs love to travel & love a deal, and that we all need to get out of the house, so I’m offering FREE tickets to somewhere fun.

As part of Discover Gloucester’s continuing effort to entice more visitors to come to our fabulous destination, we’re having a Booth at the Boston Globe Travel Show held at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. The Travel Show is this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday, sandwiched between snow storms.This is our first time doing the Boston Globe Show.
All the major travel destinations & Cruise Lines will be there, as well as New England and local destinations, offering great incentives to travel and handing out free stuff.
Did I mention that the Northeast Craft Beer Pavilion is happening at the Show all weekend, too?!
We’ll be handing out Discover Gloucester Visitor Guides stuffed with partners brochures and coupons, and we’re raffling off overnight stays, seafood dinners and passes to do fun things on land and sea.

I’m happy to share the following Exhibitor link so readers can get FREE TICKETS to the Travel Show, a $10 savings!
Free Ticket link:

Follow the prompts and enter EXHIBFREE4 as the promo code.
fyi- Entry to the beer Pavilion is not included.
Hours of the Travel Show: Friday, 5:30-8:00PM; Saturday 10:00AM-6:00PM;
Sunday 10:00AM-4:00PM
Go to for more info, directions, etc.

This is Discover Gloucester’s debut at the Boston Globe Show, so wish us luck and come see us at Booth 507! We’ll also be at the AAA Marketplace at Gillette StadiumMarch 7-9, our 4th time, so come see us there, too!

Thanks, Joey!

Linn Parisi
Discover Gloucester
The Seaport Gloucester DMO
PO Box 6103 Gloucester, MA 01930
Twitter: @DscvrGlstr
FB: Discover Gloucester

Happy Hot Chocolate Days!

Parisian Hot Chocolate ©Kim Smith 2014

Aren’t snow days simply the best? I think I looked forward to them as much as did my kids. As a working mom a snowy day meant magical extra time off with my children, and was a day made even more festive when accompanied by cups of warm cocoa. Most times we made hot chocolate with mini marshmallows and/or with a few drops of essence of peppermint but if I had chocolate squares and heavy cream on hand to whip, we made it our favorite Parisian-style.

For recipe and story continue reading here.

Parisian Hot Chocolate -  ©Kim Smith 2014.Decadent and delightfully rich hot cocoa

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photoMary Tucker photo

Mary Tucker submits her heavenly hot cocoa photo that she made today; made heavenly with the addition of a truffle!

I haven’t quite figured out how to add an image to a comment so here’s your photo Mary!

Look Who Is Open On Main Street

Lone Gull Coffee House Is open for business. Owner Maryellen reported they have had a steady stream of patrons all morning! They will close at 2 pm today… hurry down before they close and fuel up with their famous coffee or try something new like a “Sista Felicia Tea”~ Earl Grey infused with vanilla & coconut topped with steamed milk!

Listen to Kendrick Oliver from New Life Jazz Orchestra talk about his life and his upcoming concert at Shalin Liu this Saturday

Earlier this week I interviewed Kendrick Oliver, director of the New Life Jazz Orchestra and Laura Heinrichs of the  Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras (NMYO).

Kendrick is bringing his high-energy orchestra to Rockport’s Shalin Liu Performance Center this Saturday, February 8th at 8:oo p.m.

This concert will benefit the students of the NYMO, including their scholarship fund.

Kendrick talks about how he came to be the director of New Life Jazz Orchestra, which was not what he had planned to do when he attended Berklee College of Music and gives us a preview of the excellent music we will hear on Saturday — plus you get to hear some of that music in the interview too.

Listen here: 

Larz Anderson Auto Museum

Nichole Schrafft follows up-

I included the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline on my list of places to visit the other day. Ironically, today, Amazon Local has it listed as one of its “deals.” They’re offering year-long memberships….$15 for a single membership and just $25 for a family of four. The membership includes admission to the museum all year long, but also the lawn events (which look like a nice way to spend a spring or summer afternoon) and member only events…plus more! They are said to be “America’s oldest car collection” and the museum sits within the 64 acre Larz Anderson Park…which also looks like like a lovely place to spend a few hours. If you were thinking that you might like to check it out even once, buying the membership at this discounted rate is a no brainer!! Besides, you may bump into the Schraffts there…which is clearly an added bonus.

Who Knows Who This Was?

who was this_sea hunt

The man farthest to the right.  This is a three-part quiz.  What was his name, what was the name of the series he originally became famous for, and most tricky – what was his character’s name in that series?  Hint: my father and the other men in the photo were all scuba divers.

E.J. Lefavour

Wednesday February 5th 2014 Cape Ann Forecast..

Good morning roads getting treacherous / if u don’t have to drive I suggest u wait and let the plows and salters get the roads cleared first ! Heaviest of snows now until 1pm or so . 6-8″ Heavy Wet Snow for our area.. Temps around 34 degrees . East to North East winds 15-25mph gusts over 30mph at times… May see a brief bout with sleet / Freezing Rain or even plain rain by midday .. But very brief then back to snow . I see this storm as a mostly snow event for Cape Ann with more of a North East Wind Direction ! Temps drop into 20’s Wednesday night …. Enjoy the storm and be safe … Thanks for Reading ..
Peter Lovasco



Wed: E winds 10 to 15 kt…becoming NE 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Snow…sleet and freezing rain. Vsby 1 nm or less.

Wed Night: N winds 15 to 20 kt…diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Snow. Vsby 1 nm or less.



Community Stuff 2/5/14

Hi Joey,

It’s That Nutty Redhead /Victorian Lady Lisa ! I wanted to let you know that The Passion Projects LLC’s program “All Things Victorian” will air its first episode Thursday, February 13th at 8:30 pm on local channel 12, Cape Ann TV. 

I’m so honored for this volunteer opportunity!! It’s my way of giving back to the wonderful people of Cape Ann. Episodes will be filmed in studio covering all aspects of the Victorian era, old and new. We also plan to film on site at various historic locations, visit historical society and museum collections, interview private collectors, visit tea rooms, and much more.

(As for That Nutty Redhead, we have 3 new flavors, Sweet Smoked Hickory, Chai flavored, and Hannah Jumper Rum (non alcoholic- so Hannah of Rockport fame would approve. She lived in the Victorian era.)

For photos at Cape Ann TV-

Take care Joey!!

Kind regards,

Lisa Griffiths



Eastern Point Day School Open House on Monday, February 10th from 9:30 am –11:30 am

New Lower Tuition = More School Choice

Interested parents, guardians and their children are invited to visit Eastern Point Day School on Monday, February 10, from 9:30 to 11:30 am to meet the dedicated faculty and students that make Eastern Point Day School a unique and enriching community for children to thrive.

Eastern Point Day School is an independent school, Pre-K to 8th grade, focused on thematic teaching with an emphasis on curriculum integration and academic excellence, delivered in a nurturing, creative, and dynamic environment.

Tuition rates have been reduced to support EPDS’s mission to provide an exceptional education to our Cape Ann communities.

EPDS offers rolling admission, options to augment homeschool learning, scholarships and financial aid.  For more information, please or email at