Peaceful and Protected ~ Brace Cove Makes for the Perfect Seal Hang Out!

Brace Cove Seals b-w ©Kim Smith 2014I’ve never seen so many conglomerating all at once at Brace Cove; at one point I counted over twenty lounging on the rocks and swimming in the water. The seals are fun and interesting to observe as they often play a game that seems very much like the children’s game King of the Mountain. Click to view larger.Brace Cove Seals 2 ©Kim Smith 2014


Paul Cary Goldberg Gets Some Local Love At His NYC Exhibit


Joey a group of Gloucester Residents went to New York to support Paul Goldberg in his book Tutta la familglia here we are at a round table, we went up in the am and back same day but its was worth supporting local artist.


Editors Note:

Sefatia, the hair is looking fantastic.  You’ve got a little Farrah Fawcett thing going on there. Va Va Voom.

7 Central presents ~ The Dejas Saturday November 8, 2014 9-12 midnight

the dejas 7 central


I wanted to give you a heads-up about a great musical act performing at 7 Central this Saturday night from 9 to midnight.

The Dejas – a Salem-based duo – co-headlined the Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury just a few weeks ago, have performed at Shalin Liu, House of Blues Boston and over the summer were featured in the 92.5 River Music Hall. They are regularly played on WUMB and 92.5 The River. You can check out a video below.This will be a great night of music – some exceptional originals and carefully curated covers.

I hope you’ll drop in and support this duo and give them a nice Manch-Vegas-by-the-Sea welcome. I’m very excited to have them come play. I have been speaking to them about doing so – literally for 2 and a half years – and this is the first time we have pulled it together.

Have a great weekend.

Check em out

Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week from 11:30 am to 12 midnight
Call   978-526-7494
Serving Brunch on Sundays
7 Central St, Manchester by the Sea



Reminder Gloucester’s Harbortown Cultural District

The 2nd Annual Meeting and celebration 

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

At the HIVE 5-7pm

Meet the new partners. Surprises, special performance, and…

2014 Windows Gallery at the HIVE

Featuring Harbortown Cultural District Partner group exhibit

On exhibit November 5, 2014

David Cox, Harbortown Cultural District *Founding Partner, photograph

Fred Bodin, Harbortown Cultural District *Founding Partner, photograph

Joey Ciaramitaro, Harbortown Cultural District *Founding Partner, photograph

Loren Doucette, Harbortown Cultural District *Founding Partner, painting

John Sarkin, represented by Ken Riaf’s Law and Water Gallery, Harbortown Cultural District Partner, drawing

Juni Van Dyke, Harbortown Cultural District Partner, painting

Ken Riaf, Harbortown Cultural District Partner, box constructions, mixed media assemblage sculpture

Beth Williams, Harbortown Cultural District new Partner, artist & downtown proprietor, handmade glass beads and jewelry

goodlinens, Harbortown Cultural District new Partner, artist and entrepreneur JoAnne

Chirico  downtown textile business

Belle + Me, Harbortown Cultural District new Partner, designers Anne Malvaux and Lisa LeVasseur, French inspired custom scarves with jewelry

Ten Pound Studio, Harbortown Cultural District Partner, artist and a Ten Pound founder, Susan Quateman, silk painting;  artist Muriel Lee Steele, silk painting scarf

BEYOND THE WINDOW! Art Haven is a Harbortown *Founding Partner

Check out HIVE, TAG, and other artists including Jason Burroughs currently on exhibit within all Art Haven’s amazing artistic community spaces. Sign up for classes! Use TAG services: printing and design, graphics, digital printing, screen printing, and more!

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ This weeks guest is Toni Ann Enes 8-11pm 11.5.2014


Weekly Wednesday Dinner Specials!

Wednesday, November 5th
Special Guest:

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Sorry.  I just love this picture.  The amazing Toni Ann Enes
graces our presence once again this week.  We are so very
lucky to live where we live, y’know?  See you there! ~ Fly

Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Weekly Wednesday Dinner Specials!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!

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

Eight Year Old Boy Kick-Starts An Extraordinary Educational Series

Nubar Alexanian submits-

Captain Tom Ellis of the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon and Nubar Alexanian of Walker Creek Media are working together to bring to fruition an amazing young boy’s vision: a science educational series created by and starring a kid. The series, “Science All Around Us,” will be produced right here in Gloucester, and so far it looks beautiful.  Take a look at their Kickstarter campaign. 
This new friend of Captain Tom believes that science doesn’t only need to be taught by adults. Kids can (and should) teach other kids too! Right now, this amazing project needs your help. They’ve got the talent, the passion, the powerful idea and all they need are the resources to make it happen.  Even if you can’t donate, check out Collin’s answer to his father’s question about why we should care about science by clicking on the questions below. It will convince you this is a project that matters.
PLEASE REMEMBER to “like” this project on their Facebook and follow them on @SciAllAroundUs Twitter, where they’re posting hilarious facts and articles daily.

5 Gloucesetr Residents Inducted into The St. John’s Prep Brother Benjamin Chapter of The National Honor Society


Congratulations to  my son BJ Mohan, Daniel Powers, Eric Weist, James Turner, and Seth Murray, for their official induction into the St. John’s Prep Brother Benjamin Chapter Of The National Honor Society, last evening. BJ, Daniel, James, and Seth are all current members of the St. John’s Prep class of 2016, who have been recognized for their hard work in and out of the class room. To qualify as a member of this elite student body at St. John’s Preparatory School located in Danvers Ma. students must first qualify academically, and except an invitation to submit an application. Each student’s application is  reviewed by a board of faculty, staff, and current NHS students, under the leadership of Br. Robert Flaherty, CFX.


BJ Mohan, Eric Weist, Seth Murray


Daniel Powers

IMG_5041James Turner, with parents Kathi, and Jim


 Highlighted below is the detailed criteria listed and taken from the St. John’s Prep website, that each student must meet and maintain for acceptance into the St. John’s Prep Brother Benjamin Chapter Of The National Honor Society. 

“The Brother Benjamin Chapter of the National Honor Society is named in honor of Brother Benjamin, CFX, the school’s first headmaster, who served from 1907 until 1917.

The National Honor Society creates an enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulates a desire to render service, promotes worthy leadership, and encourages the development of character in students of St John’s Preparatory School.

Membership is open to members of the sophomore, junior and senior classes. To qualify, students must demonstrate academic achievement, leadership, character and a commitment to community service. Specifically, students must earn a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average, contribute at least 30 hours of community service in the prior year and demonstrate leadership and involvement in the life of the school. If you have questions about the National Honor Society, please email Br. Robert Flaherty, CFX.”


 Below is photo gallery of last nights ceremony lead by Headmaster Dr. Edward Hardiman


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Harbortown Celebration at The Hive ~ Come One, Come All!




You are cordially invited to celebrate!

Harbortown Cultural District’s Annual Meeting and Soiree

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 5:00pm to 7:00pm

The Hive

Complimentary refreshments, entertainment and more!

Meet the new Harbortown Cultural District Partners

RSVP: Carol Thistle,, 978-281-9781

Join us in celebrating a spectacular year filled with museum openings, special events, national press, and other landmark happenings!


Community Stuff 11/5/14



seARTS Presents Final Partner With an Artist Project:
Tricia O’Neill’s Harbortown Mural Honoring Vincent Ferrini
Public invited to join Tricia, Gloucester Writers Center, seARTS and Cultural District representatives at 2pm on Saturday November 8 at Fred Bodin Historic Photo Gallery
On Saturday, November 8, seARTS will present the final Partner With an Artist project celebrating Cape Ann’s cultural districts: Gloucester artist Tricia O’Neill’s mural honoring famed Gloucester writer Vince Ferrini.
A reception will be held at 2pm at the Fred Bodin Historic Photo Gallery at 82 Main Street in Gloucester, just opposite the location of the mural, located on side of the Palazola’s Sporting Good building at the corner of Main Street and Porter Street. Tricia will describe how the mural was created, discuss her inspirations for the project, and talk about her partnership with the Gloucester Writers Center.
The public is invited to join Tricia, the Gloucester Writer’s Center, Cultural District representatives and seARTS members for this event.
For more information, contact Tony Sapienza at or 617-650-2995