Sweet Video from Lisa Smith and Becky Tober at CATV: Backyard Growers Cutest Fundraiser Ever!

Beautifully filmed and edited Lisa and Becky, and great job with the interview Meghan! Thanks so much for sharing.





Tourists from Washington D.C.

Grandfather, Father and Son 3 generations visit Gloucester from Washington D.C.  Father and son came up to watch the Red Sox play the Washington Nationals.

FYI – They were all Red Sox fans.  The young man also counted 537 Granit Blocks he walked on all the way out to the Beacon.


Saturday’s Clean up

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Clean Gloucester and The One Hour at a Time Gang would like to invite you to volunteer for an hour on Saturday.

When:                 Saturday, April 18, 2015

Where:                Upper Main and Upper Roger’s Street

Time:                  8:00 am – 9:00 am

We can meet on Main Street near the Liquor Locker.

We have bags, please make sure you bring your gloves.  Look forward to seeing all.

Thank you




Cape Ann Symphony Mother’s Day Concert Saturday, May 9 feat. BSO Soloists

Last month (in this post) I pointed to the roots of today’s music.  This month, the Cape Ann Symphony takes the whole thing one step farther.  First of all, they’re playing one of Beethoven’s most extraordinary compositions, the 7th symphony.  My guess is that the audience will jump to their feet after this finale just as they did last month for Beethoven’s first piano concerto, featuring David Deveau.

Beethoven’s 7th has been used in a number of films, most recently the 2nd movement in a tremendously powerful scene in which Academy Award winner Colin Firth as King George VI delivers a triumphant speech after struggling all his life with a terrible stutter.  Check out that scene in this video:

Now imagine hearing the whole symphony live.

And if that wasn’t enough, they’ve invited Boston Symphony Orchestra father and daughter team Richard and Erin Svoboda as soloists for Michael Gandolfi’s Double Concerto for Clarinet and Bassoon.  Plus you’ll hear an overture by Rossini, the most popular opera composer of his time.  You really do want to be there!  Get tickets here.


Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ This week’s guest will be, Ron Schrank 8-11pm 4.15.2015

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Dinner Specials Every Week!

Wednesday, April 15th – 8pm
Special Guest: RON SCHRANK!

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Ron makes us all feel at home whenever he plays. Sweet and
gentle. Join us. We start at 8! ~ 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!
J. B. Amero

Allen Estes

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Kites and Flight… or Attempts

Additional shots from Saturday’s Kite Day at Cogswell’s Grant in Essex. Some young, some old, some creative, some multitasking, a dog, and a lot of fun. Some great style and expressions!

April Vacation at Maritime Gloucester

April Vacation at Maritime Gloucester

Sign up today for our April vacation programs!  Learn all about the sea creatures from Gloucester and beyond as you create ocean-themed art projects.  Our popular February vacation programs sold out completely this year, so be sure to register today.

April 21 – For the Birds – 10am – 11:30 am (PreK – 1st Grade)

April 22 – Fish Food Chains with Art Haven – 9am – 3pm (Ages 5 – 10) 

April 22 – Something Fishy – 10am – 11:30am (PreK – 1st Grade)

April 23 – Go with the Flow with Art Haven – 9am – 3pm (Ages 5 – 10)

April 23 – Jiggly Jellies – 10am – 11:30am (PreK – 1st Grade)

Pet of the Week-Sonny

Hello there! My name is Sonny, and I am very happy to meet you.


I am a very affectionate and happy 1 year old yellow lab mix, with the energy to prove it. I love going for adventures and meeting new people. Did I mention play time is my favorite, so I sure hope it is your favorite too! Think I could be the perfect guy for you? Then stop by and meet me today!


Visit www.capeannanimalaid.org for more information about me and all the other animals waiting for homes.

Community Stuff 4/15/15



“The Grace Center has become a very important part of what our community needs. People who are in trouble now rely on this program for basic support and safe space during the day. For years I have worked with people with these disabilities, and I know many of them personally. As mayor I am committing $15,000 from the city’s 2015 Community Development Block Grant budget.  This is a challenge grant to encourage the Grace Center to expand to five days of operations. Gloucester critically needs this, and I am confident that the many partner agencies, churches, and leaders involved will work with me to make this possible.” – MAYOR SEFATIA ROMEO THEKEN

The Grace Center Inc. operates as a day resource center for those adults on Cape Ann who are homeless,  low-income and in crisis or transition. To date, the organization has served over 600 individuals, offering breakfast and a hot lunch, along with social services. Learn more at www.gracecenterinc.org

City of Gloucester to join in observance of “One Boston Day” on April 15


City of Gloucester to join in observance of “One Boston Day” on April 15, 2015. Moment of silence to be observed at 2:49 pm.



Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken has announced that the City of Gloucester will join with other cities and towns in the Commonwealth to observe One Boston Day.  City of Boston Mayor Martin Walsh plans to commemorate the 2 year anniversary of the tragic events surrounding the 117th Boston Marathon by observing a moment of silence at 2:49 pm on Wednesday, April 15th.


In keeping with Mayor Walsh’s vision of the day, Mayor Romeo Theken hopes that this will be a day to honor and remember those affected by the sad events and to celebrate the resiliency and strength of the people that make all of the communities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts great.


Mayor Romeo Theken requests that everyone in the City of Gloucester pause to pay homage to the victims and survivors with a moment of silence at 2:49 pm on Wednesday, April 15th.