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Terry Weber writes…
Shop Rockport, even in the winter!
Yesterday I was very happy to get out of the house and enjoy a day of walking, working and shopping. I went to Rockport, and although the shopping area seemed abandoned compared to summer months, upon closer inspection I found many businesses open. (See below for a partial list of businesses that are open during the winter in Rockport during the winter).
You might think there is nowhere to park, but I found parking easily as the usual tourists are not around and there weren’t many people to be found. But here’ a couple of folks I did run into…
This dog was determined to get into the Hula Moon Café! No owner was nearby, the folks at Hula called the police department to report a stray dog. Hope he or she made it home!
Here is a partial list of businesses open in the winter in Rockport. Always call ahead or look online for specific business hours which might be limited during the winter, especially during and after snow storms!
|Bean & Leaf Café||Eatery||12 Bearskin Neck||978 546 7500|
|Brothers’ Brew||Eatery||27 Main Street||978 546 3775|
|The Grand Café||Eatery||1 Cathedral Ave||978 546 9500|
|Hula Moon Café||Eatery||27 Mt. Pleasant St.||978 546 2572|
|Red Skiff Grille||Eatery||15 Mt. Pleasant St.||978 546 7647|
|Dolce Vita Salon||Salon||6 Dock Square||978 546 7900|
|AliKat||Shopping||2 Bearskin Neck||978 546 6737|
|Beadles||Shopping||23 Dock Square||978 546 2223|
|Bearskin Neck Leathers||Shopping||7 Old Harbor Road||978 546 2258|
|Canterbury Hill Studio||Shopping||41 Main Street||978 309 8468|
|James Russell Jewelers||Shopping||15 Bearskin Neck||978 546 1695|
|John Tarr Store||Shopping||49 Main Street||978 546 6524|
|La Provence||Shopping||4 Main Street||978 546 5868|
|London Venturers||Shopping||2 Dock Square||978 546 7161|
|Lula’s Pantry||Shopping||5 Dock Square||978 546 0010|
|Milk and Honey||Shopping||1 Main Street||978 546 6546|
|The Paper Mermaid||Shopping||57 Main Street||978 546 3553|
|Sand Castles||Shopping||9 Mt. Pleasant St.||978 546 9002|
|Sea Again||Shopping||14 Dock Square||978 309 8335|
|Scott Tubby Fine Art||Shopping||26 Bearskin Neck||978 309 8637|
|TBT Post||Shopping||8 Dock Square||888 676 7102|
|Tuck’s Candy and Gifts||Shopping||15 Main Street||978 546 6352|
|Tusinski Gallery||Shoopig||2 Main Street||978 546 2244|
|Wicked Peacock||Shopping||17 Dock Square||978 546 0200|
Lisa Smith writes,
I have something I hope you will post on GMG; it is a beautiful video.
Here is a video Henry Ferrini made during the great blizzard of 2015. It is called “Windows Out of Gloucester”. He captures the beauty of the snowstorm from his windows set high above Gloucester Harbor and uses Tchaikovky’s “Waltz of the Snowflakes” for the soundtrack. Note the red snowflakes-how did he do that?
Dinner Specials Every Week!
Wednesday, February 4th
Special Guest: CHICK MARSTON!
This week, it’s the great Chick Marston. American folkblues
at its absolute finest – plus a few smiles along the way. ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
…to seeing you there 🙂
Shooting For Feb 28th Opening- Listen To The Video For All The Details- You heard It Here First, Natch
Click images 2 times to see full screen…it’s way cool!
I physically can’t shovel snow and Janet had shoveler’s fatigue. This morning, I saw three people walking up the street, all carrying shovels. We asked if they were looking for work, and they started clearing our driveway and walkways. These were, in fact, our neighbors Eva Maria (L), Heike (mother of these kids), and Levin (R). They did an outstanding job, speak German (their native language), and I asked them to come back after the next snow storm.
I caught Katherine, climbing over a snow bank after she took the shots below.
Check out her work at http://www.capturedthelight.com
What do so many of us have in common? Surely not all of us….but, many of us?
I’m guessing that, like me, many of you spent 30 minutes each week for 10 solid years hanging out with friends. And, by “friends”, I really mean FRIENDS….as in the television show.
From September 22, 1994 to May 6, 2004 I tuned in for 30 minutes of serious bonding with Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Ross, Chandler, and Joey. Good times.
Say what you will, but I’m not going to lie, I think we should all consider ourselves lucky if we are able to say that we have friendships in our lives as strong as theirs. And, yes, I do realize that they were merely television actors…
But, fresh out of college when we first “met” I loved getting to know them. I loved watching their ups and downs…while laughing, crying, wishing, hoping, wanting, wondering…you name it. We should all have a “Chandler” or a “Rachel” or a “Ross” or a “Phoebe” that we treasure in our lives.
So, if…like me…you were tuning in during that decade, you may remember when Ross and Rachel had a baby. An adorable little baby girl named Emma. But…did you know that Emma was played by not one but two adorable little girls named Cali and Noelle. AND….that Callie and Noelle have all sorts of Cape Ann roots.
They are the stunning, funny, generous, smart, talented, kind, and polite 13 year old daughters of Geoff Sheldon and Gretchen Carpenter. While they now live out in California, Geoff hails from Rockport. And nothing beats 4th of July week when they all usually make their pilgrimage home!
My own warm fuzzies about Geoff began the night I was introduced to him and my future husband on Christmas Eve back in 1998. Ironically, smack in the middle of the FRIENDS years. Little did I know when I met Geoff that night that I’d marry the guy he was out celebrating Christmas with….and that he and his beautiful wife would later boast to sharing custody of their daughters with Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer. Well, you know, kind of. And then there’s “Aunt Heather”. When Heather isn’t out being amazing on horseback….she can be found in all of her gorgeous glory making Halibut Point Restaurant and even better place to be!
So, how fun to read this article yesterday!
Also pretty cool is…
The twins made #11 of this Hollywood List: