Hammond Castle

On Tuesday morning I was invited to take a tour of Hammond Castle, first I would like to thank Orianna and John for taking me around. If you have never been there, you are missing an amazing place with so much history. For more information on The Hammond Castle please go to http://www.hammondcastle.org.

An upcoming fun event at the Castle will be The Medieval Fair, July 18 and 19th from 11:00 – to 5:00 pm. During the summer Hammond Castle will have candle light tours in July and August starting at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:15. The dates are July 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th and August, 13th and 20th.


“Manhattan Nocturne”, pastel, 20×24 – Frank Federico

North Shore Arts Association offers famed artist and teacher Frank Federico’s Pastel Workshop, June 26, 27 and 28.  The painterly pastel returns.  Capture the poetic beauty of nature through plein air, sketches and photos for studio work in this workshop which is designed to add new dimension to creative painting;  not in the sense of imitation, but as an essential path of expression of one’s thoughts and feelings when interpreting nature and subject matter in general.  Federico says, “We will push boundaries by looking for the essence, by personalizing color, and by enhancing composition elements.  The purpose is to convey a free, open and colorful mood in your work by examining content, execution and technique.”

Come join a veteran artist and teacher in an exploration of learning.  Sign up online at www.nsarts.org or call 978 283-1857.

The North Shore Arts Association’s galleries are open, free to the public, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m. More information on all North Shore Arts Association events is available by visiting  their website at www.nsarts.org, and by email at arts@nsarts.org, or by telephone 978 283-1857.

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ This week’s guest Brian King of What Time Is it Mr. Fox? 7-10pm @ The Rhumb Line 6.24.2015


This week only…
12oz Grilled Rib Eye Steak – $14.95

Wednesday, June 24th – 7pm
Special Guest: BRIAN KING!

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This will be a first for me. After so many, many requests
from the Wednesday followers, I’m finally able to host a
show with the great Brian King as musical guest. He’s a
world-class singer, folks… with just a touch of theater!
It all starts early… 7pm! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
7/01 Charlee Bianchini

7/08 Marina Evans
Coming Soon… Fozzie-kins

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

‎Meg & Joe @ 525 Magnolia, Last Wednesday of the Month, starting today, 6/24!!!!!

megan joeMegan McKenzie and Joe Wilkins team up for a night of acoustic covers performing a vast variety of hits from Aretha Franklin to Tom Petty! They’ll be performing every last Wednesday of the month throughout the summer, so mark your calendars! *6/24, 7/29, 8/26 *

Megan performs with a number of local projects including The Megan McKenzie Band, Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket and SAFETY, to name a few. And Joestays busy with multiple projects as well including the Joe Wilkins Band,Poppa Cigar and Funk du Jour. They found time in there busy schedules to collaborate their talents and bring you a fun, laid back show, presenting a more intimate side of these funky rock n’ rollers!

Magnolia 525 Tavern offers a full bar with unique beers on draft as well as special house cocktails. You can quench your thirst and appease your appetite for good ole’ American fare such as steak tips or pizza, including Gluten Free options.

Photos Courtesy of KM Photograpyhy (Kimberly Marchand )and John Andrews (Social Palates)






Magnolia 525 Tavern
12 Lexington Ave,

Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930


Day 9 St Peter Novena Mass & Street Procession



2015 Day 9 Last Rosary


Novena Coffee

IMG_9061IMG_9068Children of the Rosary…The Fiesta’s Future





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IMG_9205Returning St. Peter to the Club Window



Retired Gloucester Fishermen & their Wives


Click Read More Full Photo gallery of Fishermen & wives and all photos taken during last night’s Novena, Mass, and Street Procession to Beach Court and St. Peters Club Continue reading “Day 9 St Peter Novena Mass & Street Procession”

NSMC Cancer Walk – Celebration of Life, Hope and Courage. This is Worth Going Over the Bridge For!

Cape Ann Wellness News –

Cape Ann Wellness

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A Celebration of Life, Hope and Courage. NSMC Cancer Walk. Sunday. June 28th. 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.  At the Salem Willows.
This Year is the 25th Anniversary of the North Shore Medical Center’s Cancer Walk. Money raised from the North Shore Cancer WALK/RUN will support the construction of the new inpatient oncology unit at North Shore Medical Center as well as wellness services and support programs at the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers, MA.
This event is worth going ‘over the bridge’ for! Cape Ann/Gloucester has a wonderful oncology department at Addison Gilbert, but many Cape Ann and north shore residents also use the facilities at MGH/NS Cancer Center in Danvers for cancer treatment and follow-up.
For information on this event, to participate or donate –
 Sample Reiki Sessions from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the ‘Wellness Tent.’  Free to participants of the…

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