Tacos Lupita- One Of The Best Taste And Food Values In Town

Absolutely Tremendous Flavor, Portions, Food Freshness and Quality and Value.  Great friendly service, clean, Tacos Lupita has to be my favorite addition to the Gloucester food scene in a long time.

Updated Menu below-


The 30th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival and Parade of Sails is Just Around the Corner!

In checking the Schooner Festival schedule for friends who are visiting during that time, I realized the event will be here very soon. Sponsored by Maritime Gloucester, tickets aboard Gloucester’s gorgeous hometown schooners for the Parade of Sails can be purchased by clicking these links: Schooner Thomas E. Lannon and Schooners Ardelle and Roseway. Click here for special viewing opportunities at the Beauport Sleeper McCann Museum.

Al Bezanson provided the names of the schooners, in order of appearance:

Sugar Babe
Thomas E Lannon
Adirondack III
Tillicum I
Lewis H Story
Liberty Clipper
Light Reign
American Eagle
Morning Light
Green Dragon

Thanks Al!

Originally posted on Good Morning Gloucester

Recommendation from Kathy Chapman

The “Turner & the Sea” show at the Peabody Essex Museum is spectacular! It is up for a few more weeks if you haven’t seen it already. The show Closes September 1st.

turner-loss_east_indiaman_cecil_higgins_p-99_small Joseph Mallord William Turner, The Loss of an East Indiaman (circa 1818). Courtesy of the Trustees of the Cecil Higgins Art Gallery, Bedford. Acquired with the assistance of The Art Fund.

Joint YUPO / Khan Studio & GMG Gallery Mug Up Sunday

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Let’s all bring some major love and good vibes back to Madfish Wharf. Come by this Sunday at 9:30 for a grand joint YUPO Gallery / Khan Studio & GMG Gallery Mug Up. Let’s do it like we used to do it – great GMG peeps, fobs, food and energy on beautiful Madfish Wharf. I am so excited to be back! Hope to see everyone! Love, EJ

CATA Student Passes – On Sale at GHS Starting Aug 27

2014-2015 Student Passes will be on sale at GHS Atrium:

August 27, 28 & 29                    1:00 to 4:00 pm

September 2nd                           10:00 am to 4:00 pm

September 3, 4 & 5                   Lunch Blocks to 4:00 pm


  • The Unlimited Pass: An annual or semester pass that allows the holder unlimited use of the CATA system at no additional cost per ride.
    • Semester Pass: $100.00
    • Annual Pass: $200.00
  • The Pass Plus: An annual pass that allows the holder to ride at a reduced fare of 50 cents per trip.
    • Annual Pass: $25.00

More Information visit CATA’s website here:

Cape Ann Artists of the Past

Anthony Thieme

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Anthony Thieme

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“Anthony Thieme (20 February 1888 – 6 December 1954) was a landscape and marine painter and a major figure of the Rockport (MA) School of American regional art. He was a contemporary of important Rockport artists Aldro Hibbard, Emil Gruppe, W. Lester Stevens, Antonio Cirino, and Marguerite Pierson.

Born in Rotterdam on 20 February 1888, Thieme studied at the Academie of Fine Arts in Rotterdam for two years and then, briefly, at the Royal Academy, the Hague. He traveled widely in Europe, frequently finding work as a stage designer.

Thieme traveled to the United States at the age of 22. He quickly found work as a stage designer at the Century Theater in New York, designing sets for the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. When the commission ended, he traveled to South America, primarily Brazil and Argentina. Stage work again provided his livelihood. A return to Europe followed with further work in England, France, and Italy.

Returning to the United States with a contract for additional stage work, Thieme found himself in Boston. He discontinued work on the stage in 1928 and from then on made his living with the sales of his paintings and etchings. Thieme married Lillian Beckett in 1929 and moved to Rockport, MA. He established the Thieme School of Art. He exhibited his work frequently at the Grand Central Art Galleries in New York.

He continued to travel widely; Mexico, Guatemala, Florida, and France were major destinations, always painting en plein air.

Thieme committed suicide on 6 December 1954 in Greenwich, CT. The circumstances of his death are not fully understood. There have been stories of deep depression or major illness, but no definitive rationale for his suicide has emerged.

Anthony Thieme was a full member of the American Watercolor Society, Art Alliance of America, the Salmagundi Club, the Boston Art Club, North Shore Art Association, Rockport Art Association, New York Water Color Club, Art Alliance of Philadelphia and the National Arts Club.”


Anthony Thieme by Judith A. Curtis. Published by the Rockport Art Association, 1999.


Rainbow Comes Out For EJ’s New Gallery Opening and It Leads Right To Madfish Wharf!


Uhmmm, coincidence that EJ opens Up her new Gallery On Madfish Wharf- Hobbit House II and at the very same moment a Rainbow magically appears?  I think not. 

Come out for Mug Up Sunday Morning!


Also featuring Anne Malveaux’ Belle and Me Line of Beautiful ScarvesDSC06760



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Friday August 8th , 2014 Cape Ann Weather..

Marine Forecast :
Today NW winds 5 to 10 kt…becoming SE this afternoon. Seas around 2 ft. A slight chance of showers with isolated tstms this afternoon.
Tonight SW winds 5 to 10 kt…becoming NW after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less.

Pod Cast Weather :

Hourly Forecast :


Got sum great pics yesterday of a Halo like Rainbow around a Hail Shaft Down Good Harbor beach ! Enjoy







Community Stuff 8/8/14

The Gloucester Gig Rowers and Maritime Gloucester are planning their 6th Annual Harbor Race, The Chip Norton Memorial, for Saturday, September 20th. The 3+ mile triangular course is open to Pilot Gigs, Whaleboats, Dories and other traditional rowing craft. The course will start and finish at Niles Beach.  Registration opens at 8AM  at Niles Beach.  At 9AM there is a Captain/Cox meeting, and heats will start at 9:30AM Preregistration is strongly encouraged.  Contact Debe Holland at debe.holland@comcast.net or 781 608-9006. The cost is $30 per person, $25 with advance registration received by September 1st


Cape Ann Artisans Featured at  North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau Luncheon

at Castle Manor Inn on July 23rd

The North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau held a luncheon on Wednesday, July 23rd at Castle Manor Inn at 141 Essex Avenue, Gloucester – www.castlemanorinn.com.  Held outdoors on the Inn’s beautifully-decorated and covered deck, with views overlooking Gloucester’s waterfront, luncheon guests were treated to a presentation by the Cape Ann Artisans.  Glass bead and jewelry-maker Beth Williams and mosaic artist Pam Stratton represented the Artisans in their presentation covering the exquisite work of Cape Ann’s artisan community as well as the bi-annual Cape Ann Artisans’ Studio Tour.  The next Studio Tour will be held on October 11-13.  For additional information about the Cape Ann Artisans, visit www.capeannartisans.com.  

Cape Ann Artisans at North of Boston CVB Luncheon

Eastern Point Day School

Community Yard Sale & Family Fun Day!

When: Saturday, August 16 from 9-1pm (Rain Date will be August 23)

Where: Eastern Point Day School yard

8 Farrington Avenue, Gloucester

What: Lots of new & used items to purchase!

Free kids activities including a bouncy house, crafts, and food.

This is a great way to up-cycle, recycle, reuse and support a great cause!

If you know anyone who is interested in renting a spot, please contact Eastern Point Day School at info@easternpointdayschool.org for details.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the EPDS Scholarship Fund

Hey Joey how are you? Would you mind sharing this gofundme link for Bailee’s Backpacks a back to school drive started by Bailee in partnership with action inc, which supplies low income children with new backpacks full of supplies.

This campaign is raising money for “Bailee’s Backpacks Back-to-School Drive”

Ps the picture attached is of Bailee with Cindy Fitzgibbon from channel 5 news!




MMD Fall 2014 Discount Offer


On Sunday, August 10, youth sailors from up and down Massachusetts Bay will begin arriving in Gloucester to compete in the most important youth sailing event of the summer in Massachusetts, the 2014 US Sailing Junior Olympic Sailing Festival, hosted by Eastern Point Yacht Club and SailGHS.  Over 250 sailors ranging in ages from 8 to 18 are expected, and will be competing in four classes of boat, including Club 420’s, Lasers, Optimists and O’pen Bics.
This event was last hosted by Eastern Point YC last hosted in 2006, and competition will occur both within and just outside of Gloucester Harbor.  The Junior Olympics last visited Gloucester most recently in 2012 when hosted by the Annisquam Yacht Club, with competition occurring on Sandy Bay. 
US Sailing’s Junior Olympic Sailing Program is a nationwide series of sailing regattas sharing a common goal: to encourage young sailors to enjoy sailing and to develop their skill. Events mix Olympic-style competition with elements of learning and fun for all levels–from beginning racers to those with Olympic aspirations.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for young sailors to compete in a large, regional fleet with Olympic-style racing, with sailors who excel at this level often progressing to the national Arena” event chairman Rennie Worsfold said, “and Gloucester and Eastern Point’s own Ben Richardson, current chairman of the U.S. Sailing Olympic committee, 2010 210 National Champion, 2011 Laser Masters World Champion, 2013 Rhodes 19 National Champion, and former Olympic hopeful was a product of this system.
The event has been designated as a “green regatta” with event coordinators working with the Sailors for the Sea.  Founded in 2004, Sailors for the Sea is a nonprofit organization that educates and empowers the boating community to protect and restore our oceans and local waters.  The event will also feature guest speaker Tim Wadlow, 2 time Olympian in the 49er class, who will address the fleet in an educational session Tuesday evening, August 12.
Racing will commence Monday August 11, midday, with the Optimist and O’pen Bic race courses located in close proximity of Niles Beach, and the 420 and Laser classes outside the DogBar breakwater at the tip of Eastern Point.  Spectator viewing is possible at both locations.
Special thanks to the City of Gloucester, without whose support this event would not be possible.
For more information, contact:
Rennie Worsfold
Board Member, Chair Junior Sailing, Eastern Point Yacht Club
2014 Massachusetts Bay Junior Olympics Regatta Chair