Harvestfest is SATURDAY! The Details on GMG

Harvestfest 2015 is here and the weather looks perfect and the schedule of events looks even better. Local food & drink will be on hand plus tons of things to do, from celebrating Rockport’s 175th birthday to hanging out and listening to some great live music. Harvestfest is organized by the nonprofit Rockport Exchange with the support of the Town of Rockport and a bunch of great local residents and business owners. We hope you join us for the fun!

Check it out and we’ll see you in downtown Rockport on Saturday to celebrate the best of New England in the fall! Scroll down for a Schedule of Events.


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Mayoral Debate & Business After Hours Events

Cape Ann Community

Mayoral Debate
Register for the Mayoral Debate
On Tuesday, October 20, the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will host a Mayoral Candidates Debate between the two finalists for Gloucester Mayor in the November 3 city elections, City Council President Paul McGeary and interim Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken.

The debate will be held at The Elks at Bass Rocks on 101 Atlantic Road in Gloucester, MA from 7:30 to 9:00 am. This event will be open to Chamber members and the general public and will be moderated by Bob Gillis, Vice President of Cape Ann Savings Bank. The candidates will answer a number of questions on a range of topics and each candidate will have the opportunity pose a question to the other.

Tickets are $25.00 per person and include a light breakfast and attendance for the debate.

Pre-registration is highly recommended as this event is filling up quickly. To make a reservation…

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This Weekend in the Arts

Dogtown Days

Join the Friends of Dogtown to kick off a weekend celebrating Dogtown!

Image credit: Whale’s Jaw, Dogtown. Collection of the Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives.

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present, in collaboration with the Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library, a day dedicated to all things Dogtown on Saturday, October 17 from 1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. Hear from expert panelists on topics ranging from artists inspired by Dogtown to the geology of Dogtown and everything in between. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please email info@capeannmuseum.org or call (978) 283-0455 x10.

Dogtown Days is a celebration of the art, history, archaeology, geology, ecology and mystery of Dogtown, from the remains of its colonial settlement to its treasures along the trails through the watershed land and glacial heaths that lie at the heart of Cape Ann. Its 3,000 acres serve as the inspiration for Saturday’s panelists: Mark Carlotto, Mary Ellen Lepionka, Ed Becker, Chris Leahy, Ted Tarr, Noel Mann, Shep Abbott and Tom Halsted. Join these Friends of Dogtown as they explore the cellars of Dogtown, the Native Americans who lived there and the many insects and birds that call the habitats of Dogtown their home.

Following the Dogtown expert panel discussion, the Friends of Dogtown invite all audience members to join them for a reception with cake and ale in the Friend Room at the Sawyer Free Library nearby.

Flatrocks Gallery presents:
‘Neigborhood’ featuring artists Erin Luman, Debbie Clark, Ed Herman, Jr., Stacey Durand, Jill Demeri and Paul Cary Golderg.

The show opens October 15th and runs through November 15th.
A reception for the artists will be held on October 17th from 6-8pm.

77 Langsford St. Gloucester.
Open Thursday- Sunday 12-5pm or by appointment 978-879-4683

The Rockport Art Association
is proud to announce the:
Solo Show of Gloucester Artist,
Paul Ciaramitaro

with the opening of his exhibition titled “Gulls” on Sunday, October 18th at 2pm.

Gull photo

Inspired by a book passage describing a seagull as a bird with long slender wings that feeds on fish, shell fish, crustaceans and garbage, Paul has observed the birds in flight and dining in parking lots on trash making note of their splendor and their ability to scavenge. Paul was inspired by these birds of character and their abundance and permanence in Cape Ann. Works on view will cover a variety of mediums where you can enjoy these magnificent creatures in action and at rest.

To see these works and the exhibition in its entirety, please visit the RAA at its 12 Main Street campus. As always, the Association for this show is open and free to the public.

Rockport HarvestFest – Saturday 10/17/15

October 17, 2015 9am to 6pm

Here is the Music Line-Up

Rockport Harvest Fest in Rockport MA

TOMORROW, Saturday, October 17, 2015

Harvey Park Stage
11:00 am   BRIAN KING

Harvey Park Stage @ 11:15

T-Wharf Stage
1:00 pm   OLD COLD TATER

T-Wharf Stage

Harvey Park Stage @ 1:15 with Jack Tomaiolo
3:00 pm   SASQUATCH

Harvey Park Stage @ 3:15 with John Hicks
Joe Wilkins 3:00 pm   Listen to Joe Wilkins JOE WILKINS

T-Wharf Stage ~ with NuFolk Duo featuring Ryan Goodhue on Accordion
5:00 pm   ABOVE WATER

T-Wharf Stage

News from Latitude 43 – Outdoor Seating All Year + Seasonal Hours

Cape Ann Dining News-


If you haven’t heard yet, we need to let you in on a little secret: Latitude 43 now has some serious heaters (trust us, these things are legit) so you can dine on their deck all year long. Picture it: Sipping cocktails and enjoying sushi, under the awing, while the snow literally falls around you.

Latitude for gmgBut let’s not get too ahead of ourselves, for now let’s focus on this glorious season: fall. The crisp, fall air, views of the harbor, a tasty beer (like the new pumpkin draft rotation*), all enjoyed while you’re warm and cozy outside on Latitude’s deck. It’s basically perfection.

Speaking of the changing seasons, starting the week of October 19th Latitude 43 and Minglewood Tavern’s seasonal hours will go into effect. Latitude 43 will be serving lunch and dinner Wednesday through Sunday; Minglewood will open at 4:00 PM Wednesday & Thursday and noon Friday…

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1971 Award Winning Photo Of a Gloucester Girl

The Photo of an Unidentified Girl from Gloucester taken by William A. Campbell (1971), was published in the  LIFE magazine America’s Triumphs and Tragedies.  I wonder if this young lady, now in her late forties and William Campbell, if they still live in Gloucester.


Snapshot 1 (10-15-2015 3-44 PM) (2) LIFE magazine America’s Triumphs and Tragedies

Tracking the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race (GCBSR)

The GCBSR starts Thursday October 15th at 1330.  Each boat carries a transponder and can be tracked via the website link below.  The race course is 127 miles straight down the Chesapeake from Annapolis to Thimble Shoal Light off Hampton Roads.  Participating schooners that have raced in Gloucester include Adventure (MD). Adventurer 65, Apella, Liberty Clipper, Light Reign, Malabar II, Norfolk Rebel, Pride of Baltimore II, Summerwind and When and If.  Here is the complete entry list.  http://www.gcbsr.org/#!fleet-2015/chps

There is a legendary Awards Ceremony/Oyster and Pig Roast October 17th at the Portsmouth, VA Visitor Center (photo).  Operatives from the Gloucester Schooner Festival Committee will be present.


Al Bezanson


Short walk to Pig Roast

Head of the Charles Regatta

Another fantastic option for this wonderful fall weekend is the 50th Head of the Charles Regatta!  Other than the obvious farm tour and apple picking, I’m not sure if there is another annual tradition that screams “Fall in Massachusetts” as loudly as the Head of the Charles.  If you’ve never been, you really should go.

Read all about the event, the schedule, the participants, and more by following this link


For even more information read the following article on Boston.com

An Insiders Guide to Head of the Charles, the essential-autumn-in-New-England



Please Join Us in Celebrating Lisa Smith’s 10 Year Work Anniversary at CATV!

Please join us in celebrating Lisa Smith’s 10 Year Work Anniversary!

Lisa continues to be the heart and soul of Cape Ann TV and deserves some recognition for a decade of hard work!

Come celebrate Lisa with us on:

Friday, October 16th from 4-6p.m.

Please RSVP to Becky at rtober@capeanntv.org

Lucas Baisch’s A Measure of Normalcy

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A Measure of Normalcy

A World Premiere by

Gloucester Stage’s 2015 Playwriting Apprentice


Gloucester Stage proudly presents the world premiere of Lucas Baisch’sA Measure of Normalcy from October 22 through November 1 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. A Measure of Normalcy follows an array of lost souls as they straggle inside a quickly emptying Midwestern mini-mall. Filled with balloon animals, cartoon flashbacks, cheap raps, and hallucinogenic gecko feces, this dark comedy questions what it means to be “normal” in a place of overwhelming simplicity.   In his Gloucester Stage directorial debut David R. Gammons directs a cast featuring Ellen Colton, Lydia Barnett-Mulligan, Gabriel Graetz, Sarah Elizabeth Bedard and Eliott Purcell. Lucas Baisch’s A Measure of Normalcy runs October 22 through November 1 at Gloucester Stage. Performances areWednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm. Following the 2 pm performances on Sunday October 25 and November 1 audiences are invited to free post show discussions with the artists from A Measure of Normalcy. Ticket prices are $28 for all performances. Tickets are $1 for ages 25 years and under for all performances. The $1 tickets are cash only and available at the door on day of performance only. Pay What You Wish tickets are available for theSaturday, October 31 matinee at 2 pm. Pay What You Wish tickets can only be purchased day of show at the door. All performances are held at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. For more information and to purchase tickets, call the Gloucester Stage Box Office at 978-281-4433 or visitwww.gloucesterstage.com

Winter Dory Haul Saturday

Winter Dory Haul Saturday

This Saturday morning, October 17th at 8:30 AM we will be meeting at the Eastern Ave Self Storage to collect trailer and prepare for the winter storage of the race dories.  We need your help!!  If you have a small boat trailer or truck with hitch, or just a pair of hands please


Only two braved the rough seas and ferocious wind last Sunday to complete the annual Oarmaster’s Cup race off of Maritime Gloucester and out around Ten Pound Island.  It was an exciting race with several lead changes and some savvy drafting off the island which produced a new champion with Jimmy T.(right) beating Erik Dombrowski (left) to regain the cup!