Live Look Inside Friends Steve & Andi Butler’s Home at the Site Of Northshore Magazine’s & By The Sea Sotheby’s International Holiday Gala!


No more mishmash collection of wine glasses for our next holiday dinner! Thanks to David Cox’s wonderful Main Street Antiques, I found this perfectly beautiful (and highly affordable) set of vintage wine glasses, etched with flowers and finished with a swirly stem.

Saturday in the Arts

Love in December:
Artist’s Reception for Diane Ayott

Saturday, December 12, 2015: 5 PM – 7 PM

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Trident Gallery
189 Main St, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930


A small detail of the large painting Love in December, by Diane Ayott (2015; mixed media on panel; 38 x 38 in.)

The public is invited to a reception with the artist Diane Ayott to celebrate “Love in December,” an exhibition of Ayott’s colorful, patterned, abstract mixed media paintings, on display at Trident Gallery from December 5, 2015, through January 3, 2016.

A slideshow of the exhibition is up at



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Marty Morgan
Pottery Open House and Sale
20% off all pottery

December 12 & 13   11 am – 4 pm
428 Washington St  Gloucester      978-281-3347


Come find something for everyone on your holiday list and enjoy some homemade cookies and hot cider.

Sale continues through December.



Cape Ann Special Olympics, providing athletic opportunities for individuals with intellectual or physical disabilities. If you are interested in being part of our program we are currently offering basketball. Our first practice will be December 12 at the Cape Ann YMCA in Gloucester from 4pm to 6pm. Any special needs athletes interested in participating are welcome to join us. New athletes to our program please go online and fill out the Athlete application:

For more information please contact

Shawn Williamson

Ricky “King” Russell Tonight! Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line Thursday 8:30pm 12.10.2015

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Got a brand new guy to unwrap on you this Thursday: Mr. Johnny BlueHorn neé Morriconi or something like that. Been hearing about this dude for years, had a chance to play with him recently and he just knocked me out. Get this: he toots the trumpet and sings and basically sends one into the stratosphere. Love his toons. A real showman! Not only that, but our old buddy Ricky “Burger King” Russell will be returning on guitar and vocals after a long recovery from cosmetic surgery. I’ve missed him! Hope I recognize him! Drum chores filled in by the spattering pile driver hisself: Mr. Ephraim Lowell. Or is it E-frame? E-mail? I dunno, but he does. I’ll be there, too!

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The LobstahCrackah Rides Again…DOWNTOWN! See a preview rehearsal tonight @ The Floating Lotus 6-8pm ~ Gloucester Employee Shopping Night.

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December 10th, we officially move the North Shore Folklore Theatre Company back to Main Street!

We will be in year-round residence at the Floating Lotus in the Old Empire building at 169 Main Street. If you would like to volunteer to help us move this week and next, please contact Henry Allen at 978-704-1269 or

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Friday’s Discover Gloucester Holiday & Awards Party

Hi Joey, 

Just want to make sure that you and the GMG friends of the blog know that they are welcome to attend Discover Gloucester’s annual Holiday & Awards Party, Noon at Latitude 43. $20 per person, payable at the door.

I know fobs will all want to take part in honoring the three wonderfully qualified, dedicated and fabulous leaders we have chosen to receive the 2015 Awards.

I’m remembering that you were one of the first we chose to receive an Award a short five years ago!

Please make sure to RSVP for Friday’s Holiday & Awards Party before Thursday at Noon. 

Thanks, Joey- Hope to see you there!


Listed below are the names of the Honorees, and the Awards they will receive.

The Golden Sou’Wester Award recognizes

a person, business or organization having jumped into tourism to add a new dimension to our diverse Destination.

Bob Ryan, Owner of Ryan & Wood Distilleries 

The “Good On ‘Ya” Award recognizes a person or organization for helping create a Destination that is a wonderful place to visit and in which to live.

Kay Ellis, Co-owner of the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon 

The Discover Gloucester Heritage Award, in Memory of Joe Garland,recognizes a person, business or organization for ensuring that our maritime & cultural heritage remains current and relevant.

Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken

Nichole’s Picks 12/12 + 12/13

A great hometown weekend.

Pick #1:  The Middle Street Walk


The Middle Street Walk is such a great way to experience community, celebrate the holiday season, and spend time with family.

As always, the program for this year is packed with some pretty special events such as choir concerts, buoy painting, a gingerbread house contest, story telling, a puppet show, holiday treats, guided walking tours, music, and of course…the lobster trap tree lighting ceremony at 4:30 at the Police Station.



Come see members of the Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops preform this annual holiday treat! 



PICK #3:

A Very Grinchy Holiday Special

We saw this holiday show last year and loved it!  A great opportunity to see a seasonal and funny show without spending tons of money or traveling too far.

Gallows Hill Theatre presents:
A very Grinchy Holiday Special!

Join us at Gallows Hill Theatre for a fun re-telling of the classic tale with music, audience interaction, Max the dog,The Who family and Thing One and Thing Two!
A great holiday show for all ages, featuring Erik Rodenhiser as The Grinch.
After the show, kids can meet The Grinch, and take picture with the cast!



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

December 11 GAAC holiday party!

More Cape Ann Community Events-

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Everyone is invited to the December 11 GAAC holiday party! We’ll have all kinds of goodies to eat and drink, and lots of good company and conversation, but the big news is all about who we’ve got speaking. Babak Tafreshi, the creator of “The World At Night,” will discuss his work and present a stunning program of his unique astrophotographs. Babak is an internationally known photographer and a tireless advocate for astronomy and the preservation of dark skies.

Here is just a small section of his official Bio from

“TWAN founder and leader, Babak Tafreshi is an award winning photographer working with the National Geographic, Sky&Telescope magazine, and the European Southern Observatory (ESO). Babak is also a freelance science journalist and astronomy communicator using all media. Born in 1978 in Tehran he is based in Boston, United States, but could be anywhere on the planet, from the Sahara…

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