“Wicked Cod” To be Aired Jointly On PBS and CBC

Al Bezanson submits-

The Gulf of Maine Chapter of the American Schooner Association in conjunction with the Nova Scotia Schooner Association announces a new radio program to be aired jointly on PBS and CBC, “Wicked Cod.” The show will feature a multi-national schooner fleet under sail scouring the Gulf of Maine in search of a codfish. The rules stipulate hook and line fishing only, and if a cod is actually captured it will be measured and released without disclosing its location. The program will be broadcast continually. Further details to follow.

Cod by Phyllis

(Painting credit:  Cod __ 30 X 15 Acrylic on Masonite __ Phyllis Bezanson 1970)   

Al Bezanson


A sweetly random sign to come upon while walking our Rosie at Niles Beach this morning.

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Love Niles Beach!

LOVE was found just below the high tide line, which makes me wonder how the letters stayed in place because a fellow dog walker mentioned it had been there for a few days. Whatever the case, thank you to whoever made it!

Little Feat Duo and NOLA Suspects Jam @ The Larcom Theatre in Beverly, Ma.


Beverly, MA.  M.E. Productions is excited to present The New Orleans Suspects with Little Feat’s Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett at the Larcom Theatre on Saturday, April 11th at 8pm.  The Suspects are known as a NOLA supergroup, and Barrere & Tackett as multi instrumental jam pioneers.    The night will culminate with a full set of the music of Little Feat.   Tickets for this concert start at $35..


The New Orleans Suspects

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Little Feat’s Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett



Music of the Big Easy.  It’s as American as apple pie–and rock ‘n roll itself.  It transcends boundaries, a freewheeling fusion of California rock, Dixie-inflected roots, and country-fried funk and boogie.  For one night only, New Orleans Suspects will join forces with Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett of Little Feat. Don’t miss a rare and intimate show with the men who continue to bring you Little Feat(on an ‘ indefinite hiatus’), and a NOLA superband.   Yep, we said it…superband.

The New Orleans Suspects formed in summer of 2011 in the wake of the breakup of The Radiators after 34 years. The band comprises some of the best, most highly respected players in New Orleans, including: Reggie Scanlan on bass (Radiators, Professor Longhair Band); Mean Willie Green on drums (Neville Bros. current drummer since 1981); Jeff Watkins (James Brown Band, Joss Stone Band) on saxophone; Jake Eckert on guitar/vocals (current member of The Dirty Dozen Brass Band); and CR Gruver on keyboards and vocals (Polytoxic, Outformation).

Paul Barrere plays a mean slide guitar, and sings lead and background vocals for Little Feat. He joined Little Feat for the band’s third album Dixie Chicken, and the rest is history with his guitar,vocals, and songwriting becoming an important part of the Little Feat sound.  Fred Tackett plays guitar, trumpet, and mandolin for Little Feat. Hailing from Arkansas, Fred Tackett worked as a side man on many Little Feat albums before becoming a full member of the band for Let It Roll. Along with his fine guitar work, Fred’s mandolin and trumpet have become a featured part of the Little Feat sound. The duo first played together on the album ”Dixie Chicken” some thirty-five years ago.

The night will begin with a set from Barrere & Tackett, then The New Orleans Suspects will perform a full set of their own material. If that wasn’t enough, the two groups will join forces at the end of the night for a crowd pleasing set of Little Feat tunes.

“We have so many great shows on the North Shore…but we’re pretty excited about this one.  It’sgoing to be FUN,” say Seth McNally of M.E. Productions.  “If you like New Orleans music, or Little Feat, mark your calendar.”

Tickets to see NOLA Suspects with Barrere and Tackett are $30, $35, and $40 for premier seating.  For tickets and more information visit www.larcomtheater.com or call 978-525-9093


Seth McNally
Director of Booking & Marketing
Flying Monkey Performance Center
Plymouth, NH
Also “check out  M.E. Productions at https://www.facebook.com/MEproductionspresents for new show announcements, special offers, and ticket contests”
M.E. Productions
603-554-4130 (mobile)

Bob Davis AKA Johnny Carwash This Thursday’s Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line 8:30 to 11:30 4.3.2015

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Dave says,

This Thursday let’s welcome back Gloucester’s own Bobby Davis aka Johnny Carwash for another groovy night of surf toons and other related guitar ruminations. Bobby’s the best! With his effervescent style he’ll have you on the floor writhing with abandon. Along with David “Doc” Vincent on the skins, the circle is complete. We’ll be re-creating all your memories that were playing on your 8-track while you were losing your virginity. Don’t miss it!

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Gloucester, MA 01930
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Filling Easter Baskets with Mariposa at Harbor Loop Gifts!



Spring has Sprung in Sista’s Mariposa!


I decided to shop “Harbor Loop Gifts,” located at the Building Center on Harbor Loop here in Gloucester for useful items to fill a nontraditional Easter Basket filled with my beloved Mariposa tableware! Harbor Loop Gifts has a wonderful assortment of collectable pieces from the Local “Mariposa” company’s product line, and is my go to store to purchase gifts of Mariposa for friends and family throughout the year!  One of the great things about gifting Mariposa aside from the fact it always makes a perfect gift for any occasion, is that it’s sold at many different price points. I fell in love with the Starfish Salt & Pepper Set, Butter Dish and Trivet on display at the store. Below are a few photos of the Starfish pieces arranged in baskets that I prepared and brought with me to the store, to use as props to highlight a few gift basket ideas for last minute Easter shoppers!



If you’re still looking for a special gift basket idea, or special something to add to a loved one’s Easter Basket, or in need of a hostess gift for the chef preparing your Easter feast, stop by and check out the selection of Mariposa gifts available at Harbor Loop Gifts!  


Mariposa will make a great addition to any Easter basket!  





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Saturday’s Clean Up

April 9, 2014 Rocky Neck boats

Hope everyone is doing well.

 Clean Gloucester and The One Hour at a Time Gang’s schedule

 Where:                 Rocky Neck Parking Lot

When:                  Saturday, April 4, 2015

Time:                    8:00 – 9:00


After the initial clean up, off to Horton Street for more clean up.  You may park at Ocean Alliance’s parking lot

 Hope to see everyone there.  Please check out Clean Gloucester and The One Hour at a Time Gang on Facebook.





 Thanks all



Poll- Vote For The Best 2015 Bikini Speedo Dodgeball World Championships Team Name

With The World Championship looming just around the corner on April 12th I thought a poll naming the best Bikini Speedo Dodgeball team name would be a fun idea.
Oh and for more info click here- 2015 Bikini Speedo Dodgeball World Championship Event Page
Don’t forget to sign up to get your free UBER ride to the event by signing up with free ride coupon code CAPEANN Here- https://get.uber.com/go/capeann
So here goes, vote for your favorite-


Nichole’s Picks of the Weekend 4/4 and 4/5

We celebrated an early Easter with my extended family last weekend, so our plans for this weekend are kind of minimal…which is really nice!  I plan on clocking some time at the pool in the Aqua Room at Cape Ann Marina and Mile Marker One and hopefully taking some long walks in the woods and/or on the beach.  Never forget how great it is to walk out at Halibut Point, Ravenswood, around Goose Cove, etc.  Those destinations and more will be a future blog post when the weather gets just a tad bit better.

If you’re looking for something to do that screams “Easter” please don’t forget about last weekend’s pick about Appleton Farm’s Egg-cellent Easter Adventure! It is happening again this Saturday from 10-12 and sounds like a great time!

Pick #1

Easter Cruise on the Beauport Princess

Sunday, April 5
Easter Brunch Cruise!

Join us for live jazz, a gourmet buffet brunch, a cruise around our lovely harbor and even an appearance from the Easter Bunny himself! It’s a perfect way to enjoy Easter with your family! 1:00-4:00pm. $58 adults/ $26 children. Call early for reservations, this cruise always sells out!



Pick #2  

Easter Brunch at Tupper Hall!

My disclaimer is that I can’t promise that this event is not sold out!




Pick #3

The Seacoast Science Center

I love this place!  While summer weekend visits are a no brainer…weekends such as this one are nice too because all the inside activities are open, but the weather is getting nice enough to walk around Odiorne Point State Park to explore and take in the gorgeous view too!


For a more comprehensive list of great family activities please visit our friends at North Shore Kid!


Cape Ann Community Forum to Discuss Recent Updates and Developments at Lahey Health and Addison Gilbert Hospital

For More Cape Ann Health Fitness and Wellness Information

Cape Ann Wellness

Cape Ann Community Forum

Location: Cruiseport Gloucester, 6 Rowe’s Wharf Square, Gloucester, MA

Date: April 9, 2015

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Lahey Health & Addison Gilbert Hospital will host a community forum to discuss recent updates and developments at Lahey Health and Addison Gilbert Hospital. Presenters will include Philip Cormier, President of Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals and Cindy Cafasso Donaldson, Vice President of Addison Gilbert Hospital.

All residents are encouraged to attend this community forum, which will include a question and answer session.

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Paul McGeary for Mayor Campaign Kickoff


Campaign Kickoff 2015

Celebrate a City of Opportunity

You are cordially invited to join us
as Paul McGeary begins his campaign for Mayor of Gloucester
Saturday, April 25, at 9:00 a.m.
Gloucester House Restaurant, 63 Rogers Street
Meet Paul McGeary

Hear Paul’s vision for the City of Gloucester

Show your support
Light refreshments
All are welcome – bring a friend

RSVP to mcgearyformayor@gmail.com or 978-283-8425

978.283.8425 // mcgearyformayor@gmail.com