The Tuna Were Biting On Tuesday – Photos from Anthony Marks

First at the dock after 4:00 pm was the Allyson from Kennebunkport
Maine with a 387 lb tuna. Next up at the dock was the Amanda & Andy II,
Capt Jim Santapaola and crew landed a 777 lb whopper of a tuna. Last
but not least was the Gannet with Capt Andy Santapaola, Jim’s son at
the helm with a 585 lb tuna. They were all beautiful fish!

That Nutty Redhead is Going Places!

52e023c288499e38ed518ad47d011b14_largeThat dynamo Nutty Redhead is every where! See Lisa’s latest video here: That Nutty Redhead Kickstarter Update, today’s issue of The Gloucester Daily TimesGetting Nutty,” this coming Saturday at the Rockport Harvest Festival, and this winter, she will be featured in the holiday issue of Edible Boston. Am I leaving anything off this multi-talented woman’s long list of recent accomplishments? Oh, yes, she also has an award winning show on Cape Ann TV, “All Things Victorian” (I am looking forward to watching the upcoming Victorian baking episode!)

Lisa is another friend who we are going to be saying, “We knew her when!”

Please help a truly dynamic up and coming local business woman grow her business. Read more and click here to donate to Lisa’s Kickstarter campaign!

7b3654f66ec079ed4f756c0dde77118e_largeMouthwatering, all natural, praline gourmet nut blends.


Tourists On Main Street–Kansas City, Kentucky and Pittsburgh PA.

Tourists I met on Main Street


Bill from Kansas City is an avid baseball fan, longing for a World Series


Couple from Kentucky home of Race Horses and Burbon


Couple from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Keystone State

Topsfield Fair 2014

The Topsfield Fair has been going on for 196 years. Even though most of the exhibits are the same year after year, Rick and I really like going. The Fair is very clean and well patrolled. Here a couple of photos of a fun day on Sunday.

Gordon Goetemann Artist Talk

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Gordon Goetemann Artist Talk
Sunday, October 19, 7:00 PM
Free to the public
The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester. MA

The Rocky Neck Art Colony hosts an evening with Gordon Goetemann, artist and long time Rocky Neck resident, at the Cultural Center on Wonson St, Sunday, October 19, at 7:00 PM.

Many people here in Gloucester and on the East coast are familiar with the work Gordon Goetemann has produced and exhibited locally but very few have any knowledge of the Minnesota paintings executed over a span of forty years. Many of these works will be shown and discussed at this special talk on the heels of his recent exhibition at the Cultural Center. Taken together as a body of work, Goetemann talks about the role nature has played in the formation of his values and the content of his art as well as some innate characteristics of his work such as, a micro/macro sense of scale and the dichotomy of an illusory space and the facts of a flat picture plane.

Goetemann constantly affirms that he is a landscape painter, and more specifically, that he is a NORTHERN landscape painter. He talks about how his northern-European, Germanic heritage has informed his temperament, feelings and modes of expression. As he often says,” As an artist I have led two lives and worn many hats”.

This event is free to the public; donations to support the work of the art colony are always gratefully received.

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, the official Welcome Center for Rocky Neck and home of the Art Colony, hosts exhibitions, workshops, meetings, lectures and cultural events of all kinds. The Center accommodates 60 to 80 people. For information about renting the facility for a meeting, theatrical or musical performance, a small wedding or anniversary, both private or for the community, contact the coordinator at

Café Shalom… Reinvented! – Sunday October 26

Café Shalom… Reinvented!
Come to the Social Event of the Season!
Live Music and Dancing!

Squeezebox Stomper

(formerly known as  the Boogaloo Swamis – New Orleans zydeco music!!)

Sunday night, October 26th

TEmple Ahavat Achim
86 Middle Street, Gloucester

Doors open at 6:30 pm

Concert at 7 pm

Tickets at the door $10

Make your own Ice-Cream Sundae $2

Tonight, Ron Schrank joins Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line 8-11pm 10.15.2014




This Wednesday Only:
Fresh Grilled Salmon $12.95!

Wednesday, October 15th
Special Guest:




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Easy listening and very cool.  Ron has a way of sneaking up
on us with brilliant simplicity.  Don’t miss it! ~ Fly

Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Fresh Grilled Salmon $12.95!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Rocky Kramm
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Fozzie Hill
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Andy Pratt
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Looking forward…
…to seeing you there!  🙂 ~ Fly


Pet of the Week-Princess


Talk about posh and style!  The way I pose for a photo shoot in my new outfit, gosh I am super surprised I haven’t been “discovered” yet.  I am sure if I showed up at the Cape Ann Animal Aid’s Dog Parade during the Rockport Harvestfest (at 11:30 am on Saturday, October 18th) I would be a top winner for sure! I go by the name Princess, I am cute, lovable, sweet and ready for my new family.  For more information on adoptable pets and upcoming events visit

We Don’t Know a Tree

TreeFace4985wmI was walking with a cane with Janet, and saw a face on a tree trunk. Amazing, I thought! Later I realized one could buy these ornaments in most garden stores. But this history goes much deeper. Trees have a special meaning for us, not only in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings with the Ents (giant trees), but in our current lives. George Washington remorsefully cut down a cherry tree and confessed, there is the memory of a Liberty Tree in Danvers Massachusetts, and when a grand old tree is cut down in your town in violation of local laws, it causes an uproar. Rightly so, because they’re so very important in our lives. In my bedridden time of illness in hospitals, and nursing/rehab homes, window views of trees were of prime importance to me. A tree is life, and encouraged me to carry on. I will never hurt a tree.

Calling All Chefs World Premiere in NYC Featuring Paolo Laboa Chef Who Will Be Opening In Former Space of Alchemy

Nubar Alexanian’s documentary short, Calling All Chefs is having its World Premiere at the NYC Food Film Festival on October 30th. Produced by Walker Creek Media, this is the story of the improbable collaboration between a sub shop owner and a Michelin-starred Italian chef who moved to Cape Ann with his family and needed a job.

Both Alexanian & Laboa will be at the premiere in New York, where Chef Paolo and his wife Mercedes will be making a little something special for all 300 guests to taste while they watch the film.

If you’ll be in NYC you can get tickets HERE. The NYC Food Film Festival is a wonderful event, where people who love food can eat, drink and watch films about the growing, prepping and cooking of all kinds of food.

Editor’s note: Paolo Laboa and wife Mercedes will be opening up shop in the former Alchemy space soon.

Wednesday October 15th , 2014 Cape Ann Weather…

Marine Forecast :
Today S winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog this morning with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tonight SE winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.

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Hourly Forecast :



Community Stuff 10/15/14

                                Sunset over the Moraine Farm greenhouse

Beverly, MA –October 13, 2014 – Moraine Farm, a property of The Trustees of Reservations, is offering Fall Farm Shares. Located in North Beverly, just minutes off 128 at exit 20, the farm provides local residents, area school children, and local food pantries with seasonal farm-fresh produce and provides community members of all ages meaningful volunteer opportunities.

With a successful summer growing season behind them, the Moraine farmers are turning their attention to feeding local communities into the chilly months of November and December. Farm Manager Gretta Anderson notes, “Most folks who appreciate locally-grown produce in the summer, dread returning to the grocery store in the fall. The quality, flavor and nutrition of local veggies just can’t be matched. Our long-term goal is to supply our members with local vegetable year-round.” Moraine Farm’s customers include the Beverly and Salem public schools, as well as members of their Community Supported Agriculture program.

Farm Shares, also known as Community Supported Agriculture or CSA shares, are available for November and December on-farm pick ups. Members purchase a “share” of the fall harvest now.  Then they come to the farm to pick up their share of the harvest and enjoy the historic Olmsted designed landscape. Fall Farm Shares are distributed every-other-Saturday afternoon beginning November 8. Friday afternoon pick ups are also available.

Sign on today to be a part of the Moraine Farm community! To purchase your Fall Farm Share and to learn more about the farm visit or email Farm Manager Gretta Anderson,