Beauport Princess Discounted Tickets Tonight Only


Make your reservation today for our
Sunset Dinner Cruise!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Enjoy music by Singer/Songwriter AJ Edwards while
dining on a delicious buffet dinner of carved prime rib,
baked haddock and much more! All this and a cruise of
Historic Gloucester harbor, what a perfect evening!
Discounted, tonight only!
Ticket price includes dinner, cruise and music!
Call for reservations!

World’s Best and Zippiest Tartar Sauce Recipe ~ Made with Maitland Mountain Farm’s Holly’s Spicy Pickles

Best tartar sauce for your summer’s grilled fish dishes ~ and simplest, too!

Maintland Mountain Farm Pickles ©Kim Smith 2014Have you tried locally made Maitland Mountain Farm’s Holly’s Spicy Pickles? Not only are they super yummy, but when craving crunch they are fabulously satisfying. Using Maitland Mountain Farm’s pickles in tartar sauce makes for a wonderfully flavorful condiment, not the usual sticky sweet stuff more typically found.

Holly’s Spicy Pickles are available for sale at the Cape Ann Farmer’s Market on Thursdays as well as wherever fine pickles are sold!

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Recipe makes approximately 2 cups.

8 Maitland Mountain Farm’s Holly’s Spicy Pickle Spears, finely chopped

2/3 Cup Hellmann’s or homemade mayonnaise

1/3 Cup whole milk yogurt

1 teaspoon pickle juice

S & P to taste.

Combine all ingredients and serve with fresh fish. The remainder can be stored in an airtight container for several days.

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Visit Maitland Mountain Farm’s Facebook Page Here 

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More Photos of Mark Allen ~ Sunday’s Greasy Pole Winner

Not the winning walk, but when looking through photos realized that this sequences was of Mark Allen, Sunday’s Greasy Pole Champion, and believe it was his second walk of the event. Click to view larger.Mark Allen Sunday Greasy Pole Winner ©Kim Smith 2014 Mark Allen Sunday Greasy Pole Winner ©Kim Smith 2014. -2 Mark Allen Sunday Greasy Pole Winner ©Kim Smith 2014. -3 Mark Allen Sunday Greasy Pole Winner ©Kim Smith 2014. -4

Rockport Stuff: A Reunion for Locals, Parade & Bonfire, CHEESE at the Farmers Market!

The Rockport Fireman’s Parade begins at 6pm on the 4th of July!


Friday, July 4th: Parade & Bonfire Look for the Rockport Farmers Market float at the parade, and be sure to stay for the bonfire on Back Beach! (Affectionately known as the Rockport Inferno — a can’t-miss event if you’ve never seen it before.)

Saturday, July 5th: Rockport Reunion Reconnect with old friends and people you grew up with at a fun event with great food, games, beer, Twin Lights soda and more organized by a whole bunch of Rockport-loving locals. The organizers still need volunteers to help. For tickets and more information, click HERE.

*Saturday, July 5th: Rockport Farmers Market!* New this week: small-batch cheeses from a Vermont farm, jellies and relishes, plus cold-brewed tea, baked goods (whoopie pies, breads and much more), farm-raised beef, fudge sauce, fresh pesto, maple syrup, hummus, salsa and guacamole. And don’t forget the produce! Lots of produce will be on hand from First Light Farm, Vintage Greens, Seaview Farm and Grant Family Farm.


YUPO Gallery Opening and A Fine Line

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Don’t miss these two great opportunities to see Regina Piantedosi’s exciting work, as well as many others in A Fine Line.
Regina’s YUPO Gallery, G4 on Madfish Wharf, is a great space with some really unique and exciting abstract work, plus Regina’s great energy. Stop by her opening on July 5th from 7-9:00pm.
Also, don’t miss the opening of A Fine Line, an exhibit of drawings and other interpretations at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck on Saturday, July 12 from 4-6:00pm.

BREAKING NEWS: Fireworks Cancelled, Horribles Parade and Free Concert Still ON

The Runaround Sound at the Boulevard on July 3

The Gloucester Fireworks Committee just cancelled tomorrow’s fireworks due to weather predictions (see Gloucester Times article here), but the Horribles Parade and free concert are still on in the hopes that weather will clear up.

Music featuring Cape Ann Big Band and The Runaround Sound will begin after the parade passes by the Boulevard stage (probably around 7:00pm) and continue until 11:00pm with a spectacular laser light show somewhere in between.

So come out and enjoy the parade and free concert.  Let’s show all those people visiting from out of town that bad weather predictions aren’t enough to spoil our fun!

Fly Amero’s special guest this week is the adorable Alexandra Valenti @ The Rhumb Line.


This Week:
Seafood Gumbo:, $10.95!

Wednesday, July 2nd
Special Guest: 

Gotta go back to fall of 2013, last time Alexandra Valenti was
my musical guest.  Another of so many wonderful young
talents we have coming along here on Cape Ann.  You are
just gonna want to give her a big hug, I promise! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Seafood Gumbo:, $10.95!
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Coming soon…
Julie Dougherty

Looking forward…
…to seeing you there!  🙂 ~ Fly

In just a few short weeks. On Friday evening, July 25th, acclaimed singer-songwriter, Chelsea Berry, will perform a one-night-only summer homecoming concert in Gloucester, Massachusetts.


With support from Cape Ann Coffees, Fish City Capital, and North Shore 104.9, the show will take place on the historic Gloucester waterfront under the event tent at Cape Ann Marina’s Mile Marker One.

The band will feature some of the area’s finest musicians, including Renée Dupuis on keyboard and vocals, Dennis Monagle on drums, Joe Cardoza on bass, and Brendan Burns on guitar.

Local favorites, Renée and Joe, will perform a special opening set.

There are 2 seating options: General admission traditional concert configuration or very limited, VIP cabaret table seating for 4 guests at the front of the stage for the most intimate concert experience.

Tickets are limited, so act early to ensure your spot at what will be Cape Ann’s hottest concert of the summer.

Tickets on sale starting at noon on Sunday, May 25th at

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Grilled Surf & Turf Tequila Chipotle Flank Steak & Shrimp


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Now that St. Peter has been placed back in the window of the St. Peter’s Club, and all the festivities and tradition’s surrounding “The 2014 Fiesta of St. Peter” are officially in the history books forever, it’s time to switch gears and prepare for Fourth of July barbeques, and Gloucester’s Fishtown Horribles Parade held July 3rd! Over the next few days I will be posting several recipes perfect for this upcoming week of summertime fun! Last night family and friends enjoyed today’s recipe “Grilled Surf & Turf Tequila Chipotle Flank Steak & Shrimp”Fajitas”  at Niles Beach for dinner as the sun began to set.


Grilled Surf & Turf Tequila Chipotle Flank Steak & Shrimp Fajitas

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2014 Fishtown Horribles Announcement


Hey Joe, my name is John Linquata and I’m a member of the Fishtown Horribles Parade Committee.
    We have been working all year long to put out another fun and entertaining parade for this great city. This year we are honoring Ray Smith of Smith Hardware who was a life long sponsor of the parade as parade marshall. We have Gloucester’s own 2014 Special Olympic Gold metal winner Danny Williamson as Grand Marshall Danny brought home the gold in the shot put and bronze in the 100 and 200 meter relay. We will also recognize and congratulate our two scholarship winners Samantha Ryder and Malya McLean.
  Of course some of our favorite marching bands will be back and a few new ones that we are really excited to see perform here. As always we will have all the amazing floats that the wonderful people of Gloucester put together for the city to enjoy (which people can pre-register for at ). Of corse the Horribles our namesake who we are always looking for more of and clearly the Cape Ann YMCA would like to see more of too, because they donated two weeks at camp spindrift, one for a boy and one for a girl, anyone who would like to help collect money this year as a horrible will get an extra shot at the week at camp. And as always the parade line up is first come first serve which means the earlier you show up the closer to the front you are, Horribles are encouraged to show up around 5 pm and the parade starts promptly at 6 pm.
    If anyone would like to volunteer we never turn down help we will be at the High School Auto shop Wednesday after 6 pm decorating and setting up and on Thursday from noon on, there is always plenty to do. And if anyone has any questions all of our contact information can be found on our website again that is and don’t forget to like us on Facebook at and tag us in your photos new or old we love to see them and others do too. We can’t wait to see everyone there have a happy and safe 3rd and 4th.
      Thanks again Joe, anything we can do to get more people involved only makes the parade better for everyone, so we really appreciate your help. Have a great day.
John Linquata

GLOUCESTER AND PROVENCE FRANCE SUMMER EXCHANGE Saira Austin in Gloucester and Magali Excoffier in Mallemort, Provence, France

This will be the third summer that a French family and I exchange our houses, our cars and our friends. Four years ago Magali and Thierry and their two children Ariane and Thibaud arrived in Gloucester to spend a whole summer. They stayed in one room at the Captain’s Lodge. They fell in love with Gloucester and I fell in love with them. Thibaud spends his summers sailing at Eastern Point Yacht Club and Ariane spent hers drawing with the Rockport Art Association and learning English at a school in Boston. Now, during the summers, I live in their house and they live in mine. We exchange our cultures, our passions, our gardens, our town’s festivities. Magali and I would like to tell our story as it unfolds in this ‘Good Morning Gloucester’ blog.


Ariane, Magali, Thierry and Thibaud when they first arrived in Gloucester

Magali is introducing herself and her experience in french to friends she has made here in Gloucester and to friends home in Mallemort. If you wish to be in touch with her you can reach her best by email at…

She would be so happy to meet more people who are in love with Gloucester.

Nous nous sommes rencontrées il y a 4 ans par amis interposés un matin lors d’un breakfast aux” 3 sisters” . Depuis,  nous ne nous sommes plus quittées . Fan de Provence et nous amoureux de la New England nous avons décidé avec Saira Austin d’échanger nos maisons l’été suivant. L’aventure dure depuis 4 ans et n’est pas prête de s’arrêter car nous échangeons bien plus que nos simples maisons ! Nos cultures, nos habitudes, nos coups de coeur, nos festivités, nos amis, notre voisinage, nos jardins, nos passions…Au fil des ans Saira est chez elle à Mallemort , nous arrivons chez nous à Annisquam ! Bien au delà de nos  progres linguistiques c’est un autre monde que chacun apprend à comprendre et à aimer chaque jour . C’est une histoire de famille et de belles amitiés au  des frontières et de nos différences , cet échange est une belle histoire d’humanité.

De la Méditerranée à l’océan, Mon fils Thibaud sera cet été aide instructeur à l’école de voile d’Eastern Point.Ma fille Ariane nous rejoindra en aout pour profiter des plages de light house,  good harbor et des couchers de soleil sur Halibut Point ! 

A chacun son été ! Le notre sera à Cape Ann !  

Si vous souhaitez nous rencontrer , parler français, échanger sur la Provence …

Nous arrivons le 1er juillet !

Calling Dr Leif Bakland- Can You Settle Our Debate?

I’m all about rinsing my mouth with Hydrogen peroxide after I floss and brush my teeth.  The taste doesn’t bother me and the results I think leave my teeth whiter and mouth feeling clean and Hydrogen peroxide is like $1.50 for a jug that lasts about a month.

My buddy Alicia has a different approach-


Hi Joey,

Not gonna lie, I’ve been thinking about the whole rinsing with straight up hydrogen peroxide thing. I mean,  can that really be safe?

I have an alternative for you.  The Crest whitening mouth wash works! Gives you that clean mouth feeling and white teeth with out the horrible taste of peroxide!

I also use the Crest Luxe for a toothpaste! My teeth are white as if I spent hundreds on professional whitening!

Can we get a professional opinion on rinsing with straight up peroxide?

Yours truly,

Alicia Cox-DeWolfe

Dr Bakland, can you give us your professional opinion on which is a better approach to whiter teeth and a healthier mouth?

BTW Dr Bakland is the man behind the team at Harbor Cove Dental- The Most Cutting Edge Friendly Dentists In Town!

Harbor Cove Dental

Leif Bakland


The address is, 123 Main St., Gloucester, 2nd floor right over ” Kid’s Unlimited “.  The E-mail address for now, The office phone # is : 978-865-3360

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