2016 Rotary Calendar


The 2016 Rotary Raffle Calendars are printed and can now be purchased. This calendar is our best ever, displaying the award winning photos of Cape Ann taken by serious amateur and professional photographers. Calendars can be purchased from any Gloucester Rotarian or at these locations: BankGloucester, Cape Ann Savings Bank, First Ipswich Bank, and Local Colors. $20.00 each.  All profits go to the club’s GHS scholarships and many other worthy community and Rotary International projects. An added bonus is that this is a raffle calendar, and all are numbered, with a limited number being printed. The Club will be giving away $50.00 every week next year. There will be “bonus” giveaways of $250.00 the 2nd Tuesday of June 2016 and $500.00 the 2nd Tuesday of December 2016.

Treetop Yoga Studio: The Premier Yoga Studio on Cape Ann

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Yoga studios are opening and closing on the North Shore faster than you can say chaturanga! It is amazing to be a part of a community where the demand for yoga is high, yet we recognize it can be confusing navigating the in’s and out’s of what makes each studio different. What sets Treetop apart and makes us unique? We’ve narrowed it down for you to make it easy!

1. Time-tested, community-approved!

Treetop is the oldest yoga studio still open on Cape Ann.  We have been serving this community for over 8 years, and we’re going strong! You can be sure to expect a lot more from us for many years to come.

“I have been to other studios and I think Treetop is by far the best.  It is clean and inviting, the staff is friendly and amazing. AND the clientele is friendly.  I honestly feel like it’s one big family.”

2. Saftey

Treetop teachers are…

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RNAC Holiday Festival and Season’s Best Cookie Competition

seasons best cookie competition

Season’s Best Cookie Competition

at the Rocky Neck Art Colony Holiday Festival
The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
6 Wonson Street, Gloucester

Saturday, December 5, 2-4 pm

Sample the contest cookies and cast your vote for “People’s Choice”
Judging begins at 2pm.

Hot chocolate, coffee, popcorn, wine and other snacks will be served.

Finding Christmas Spirit this Friday and Saturday starts in Rockport


RD itinerary for the next few days to find Christmas Spirit.

Friday night December 4 from 4-9 PM Shop Rockport. Bearskin Neck but don’t forget down the street past Shalin Liu for more art and great Tuscan bowls and stuff.

Saturday 1PM The Freemantle Doctor putters into Rockport Harbor with Santa. This is earlier than the previous 50 years so make a note. 1PM. Thousands of children crammed on the docks screaming “IT”S SANTA!!!” I have not seen one fall in yet. Maybe Saturday …

Saturday 1-4PM Santa hangs out in Rockport. Pull his beard. Drink hot chocolate. Sing Christmas Carols.

Saturday 4PM The Rockport Tree lighting in Dock Square.

Saturday 7PM The GMG Christmas Party at Cape Ann Giclee. Even if you have flexilis anatidaephobia like Joey and Craig you have to stop on by. RD will be on a leash.

This Saturday in the Arts

Lexicon Holiday Arts Festival

Saturday December 5, 10-6pm and Sunday December 6, 12-6pm
Lexicon Gallery, 15 Lexington Ave., #1, Magnolia, MA

Description: Ceramics, Jewelry, Wearable and Wall Art, Over 30 artists. Potters and Painters from Cape Ann, Beverly, Boston and Maine join Ten Pound Studio Silk Artists for a weekend extravaganza sale and feast for the eyes. During Lexington Lights in Magnolia, a day of family holiday events.

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Facebook/Lexington Lights


Locally Made Gifts at Present… And Wine, Of Course

This is one of the few places where I can honestly say that you’ll find something for everyone on your list — Itty Bitty earrings, knitted caps and gloves, wine bottle warmers, homemade ornaments, Waldorf Dolls, Nautical Onesies (with a side of humor), hand-dyed silk, leather bangles, American Girl doll clothes, peaceful artwork made with beer caps, even Happy Clam thongs! 

Head to Present this Ladies’ Night (tonight!) for a glass of wine and amazing locally-made gifts from seventeen different Cape Ann artisans.

Present is located at 120 Main Street in Gloucester. 


Nichole’s Picks 12/5 + 12/6

Tree lighting in Gloucester last weekend….tree lighting in Rockport this weekend.

Pick #1:  Christmas in Rockport

1:00 Saturday, December 5th

It is only fitting that in the incredibly quaint, picturesque, and perfect town of Rockport, Santa should arrive by lobster boat. This has been a tradition for as long as I can remember, but please note, that this year’s schedule will be a little bit different.

Santa has decided that he would like more time to linger, shop, and visit with the townsfolk so he has cleared his afternoon schedule to arrive in Rockport earlier than normal.

Santa’s boat should be arriving at T-Wharf at 1:00 in the afternoon on Saturday, December 5th. The tree lighting ceremony will begin at 4:00. That leaves a nice amount of time to shop, explore, walk our new breakwater, grab a snack or some cocoa, and maybe get some one on one time with Santa himself.

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Pick #2: Family Holiday Present Workshop at Maritime Gloucester

What a great way to get in some family time while also hand-making holiday gifts for those special people on your list.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2015, 10:00 AM TO 12:00 PM



Come spend the morning at Maritime Gloucester making nautical inspired crafts..the perfect handmade holiday presents. Ages 5 to 12 years. Cost is $5 per child members, $8 per child non-members. Parents/Guardians are required to attend.  The workshop will take place in the Sarah Fraser Robbins Classroom accessed from the walkway to the pier.

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Pick #3: Christmas at Castle Hill, Ipswich

Surely this event will be gorgeous and should get even the biggest curmudgeon into the holiday spirit….

Kick off your holiday season with us. Tour the Great House beautifully decorated for Christmas. With a nod to the great polar expeditions of the 1920s, you’ll see outdoor adventure paraphernalia, polar-inspired decorations, and a magnificent ice sculpture. Enjoy live music and dance, interactive activities, and warm cookies and cider. On Sunday afternoon, 2 pm-4pm, visit with the North Pole’s greatest celebrity Santa Claus.

Find that perfect holiday gift at the Castle Hill gift shop or the Harbor Sweets pop-up store. Please consider bringing a pair of warm new socks to benefit needy children through Ipswich Caring.

Christmas at Castle Hill Schedule of Events

Friday, December 4, 5-9PM
Acapella singers from The Essex Harmony
Cash bar with beer, wine, and our own polar punch
Special exhibition on Admiral Byrd’s 1928 polar expedition

Saturday, December 5, 10AM-4PM
Fitzy the Snowman carves an ice sculpture
Family explorer activities
Special exhibition on Admiral Byrd’s 1928 polar expedition
11AM String Quartet Music featuring Michael Hamill, Carlos Heymann, Alice Newell, and Ann Ward
3PM Ipswich Moving Company’s Youth Dance Ensemble

Sunday, December 6, 12Noon-4PM
Family explorer activities
Special exhibition on Admiral Byrd’s 1928 polar expedition
12Noon-2PM Sled dog meet-and-greet
2-4PM Visit with Santa
3PM North Shore Bell Ringers


Courtesy of Ipswich Visitors Center


As always, for a more comprehensive list of family activities please visit our friends at North Shore Kid

GMG Holiday Party Is Tonight At Cape Ann Giclee EVERYONE’S INVITED!


Tonight’s The Night!


I’m begging you- PLEASE COME. Even if you’ve never commented on a post once. I want to meet you and say Hi! I know all of our contributors feel the same way. We don’t bite, I swear!

Please Please Please Please Please Come!

Share the Facebook Invite Right Here To Anyone You Think Might Wanna Come Party With Us!

Are You A FOB?

Then you better get your sexy ass down to Cape Ann Giclee For The GMG XMAS Party December 5th! 7PM Til We Burn Down The Neighborhood!

I’m just gonna put this out there that if you consider yourself a FOB you had better show up for our killer OFFICIAL GMG CHRISTMAS PARTY!!!!!!

We’re gonna celebrate it all, Kwanza, spinnin the dradel, all that fun shit!

Saturday, December 5, 20157 to 11pm (ish)

Cape Ann Giclée
20 Maplewood Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930

It’s pot-luck and byob

Holidays and Catering with Ohana

More Cape Ann Dining News-


               Let Chef Enx Create Something Special for You, Your Family and Your Colleagues.  
               Ohana will deliciously cater all holiday get-togethers, birthday and anniversary parties, work functions, weddings, showers, Christenings.  Ohana will work with you for an event in its intimate restaurant or in your home or office.  From platters and buffets to sit-down dinners, Ohana will create a menu to suit your needs.  All dietary preferences and needs are accommodated.  Let your imaginations run wild.
                  Please call  Ohana at 978-283-3200 or send an email to info@ohanacapeann.com to plan your perfect event.  


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