belle + me Spring Show at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center!

REMINDER- IT’S TOMORROW- FRIDAY MAY 2, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00pm at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center!

What kind of new scarf will you discover at belle+me’s spring show at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center from 6:00 to 9:00pm.

Rich fabrics, vibrant colors, and subtle sophistication with a little touch of hipster describe our 2014 spring/summer collection to a tee. Or as we like to say; gypsy meets preppy. Imagine a combination of these two unique styles and you have the latest offerings from belle+me.

We can not wait to see you!

Anne Malvaux-Ouellette and Lisa LeVasseur

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Top Native Bee Friendly Plants

Obedient Plant and Bee Physostegia virginiana ©Kim Smith 2013Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana)

Below is a list of some favorite nectar- and pollen-rich bee-friendly North American wildflowers for attracting native bees and honey bees to your gardens. They are listed in order of bloom time, from spring through late summer, to provide your foragers with nourishment all growing season long.

Mexican Sunflower © Kim Smith 2013Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia)

Wild strawberry (Fragaria viginiana)

Wild Blue Lupine (Lupinus perennis)

Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

Marsh Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

Sunflower (Helianthus annus)

Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana)

Seaside Goldenrod (Solidago sempervirens)

Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)

Joe-pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum)

New York Ironweed (Veronia noveboracensis)

New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae)

Sailor Stan sunflower and bee ©Kim Smith 2011Sailor Stan Sunflower (Helianthius annus)

Eupatorium and Bee ©Kim Smith 2012Joe-pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum)

Ironweed Bee ©KIm Smith 2011New York Ironweed (Veronia noveboracensis)


It’s a big day for me and the Sox. Why you ask? It’s Hannah’s first Red Sox game EVER!! And it’s Dustin Bobble Head Night!

Joan, Hannah, ya boy.

Slow crowd on at a 1pm makeup game.

Da goods! (for sale, get at me)
Stay tuned for live blogging from The Garden. It’s B’s round 2 NHL playoffs!!

Cape Ann Big Band Only Spring Concert – Saturday May 3rd

Larcom Theatre from stage right

A Cape Ann Big Band concert is one of those rare treats that comes along only a couple of times a year — and this Saturday, May 3,  they’re going over the bridge (for their only spring concert this year) to Beverly’s fully restored, historic Larcom Theatre.  Come Swing into Spring with Cape Ann Big Band playing hits from the swing, soul, jazz, and rock’n’roll songbooks as well as show tunes and pop songs.   

If you haven’t been down the road to the Larcom Theatre yet, this is your chance. It’s the perfect venue for a big band.  Built in 1912 (the same year as Fenway Park) by Vaudeville musicians, this gorgeous theatre has spectacular acoustics.  And we just installed a new, top-shelf sound system for perfect sound in every seat!  Get yours now.

This very special Cape Ann Big Band concert features guest vocalists, Renee Dupuis, John Rockwell, Carolyn Seavey & Nathan Seavey.  Get a taste of what you’ll hear in this video:

Get your tickets now!

Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line ~ Special guest: Chris Stovall Brown

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Thursday 8:30 to 11:30 5.1.2014

Dave says,
Let’s welcome back that that guitar-chomping king of jiveological jetsam: Mr. Chris “Stovetop” Brown. It’s been too long and i’m happy to have him back and on my back to make me play better than ever. Now, if I only could get rid of this glug I’ve been having for weeks, life would be just ducky. Mr. Ephraim Lowell drums. Oh, and we’re back to summer hours: 8:30 to 11:30. I’ll be back to form soon!


40 Railroad Ave.
Gloucester, MA 01930
phone: 978-283-9732

Ask Sista Felicia



I look forward to the questions  I receive from GMG FOB’s, family and friends each week! Dozens of questions are asked and answered in the aisles of local stores while I shop, and dozens are privately asked and answered through email, text message, Facebook , or Tweeter each day.  I especially love when a question  inspires a Sista’s Dish Post!  One question asked today did just that!

Ellie Bevins Writes~ Making a rhubarb crisp for a gift. Give me your talented ideas for how to wrap an 8 in square pan??? I was going to put it on a mason jar, but I don’t think its big enough to hold a good amount. I’m stuck. Ellie

Sista Felicia’s Wrapping Suggestion~ Wrap baking dish in tea towel or small Table cloth; gather cloth ends in center of dish; fasten with Zip Tie; using matching decorative ribbon, tie fresh flower bouquet to gathered top and fix decorative bow!



Thursday May 1st , 2014 Cape Ann Weather..

Marine Forecast …
Thu SE winds 15 to 20 kt…becoming S 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Patchy fog. Showers with a chance of tstms. Some tstms may produce heavy rainfall. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Thu Night SW winds around 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt… Becoming W after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of showers. Vsby 1 nm or less.

Forecast : Blah Blah Blah ! Sums up Thursday morning rain / Storms gusty winds from NE , then possibly some clearing by noontime but I wouldn’t count on it ! More showers / storms for the afternoon if we see any sunshine which would destabilize the atmosphere producing clouds and eventually showers / storms … Temps determined by amount of breaks we see , if we see a lot of sunny breaks temps could SOAR!! Into the lower 70°s away from the coast on a South west wind gusting to 30mph.. At the shore temps could possibly reach the 60’s if we break into the warm sector and front passes us to the north ! Again don’t bet on it … Thursday Night temps drop into the 40’s with early evening shower / thunderstorm .. Winds from the west south west 10-20mph …
Hourly Forecast :

Weekend Forecast :

There u go , Enjoy you’re Thursday .. And as always thank you so much for stopping by and taking a glimpse at the forecast 🙂
GMG weatherman
Peter Lovasco