NEW VIDEO: Gloucester’s Giant Lobster Trap Christmas Tree and Menorah

Wonderful new video from Lisa Smith and Becky Tober, Gloucester’s Giant Lobster Trap Christmas Tree and Menorah ~ Celebrating the Holidays Gloucester Style featuring David Brooks, Jim Dowd, Avery McNiff, Jill Wach, our Joey, and many more!!


IMG_5273Christmas treats at Morning Glories, made by owner Nancy Clooney

Liv and I stopped at Morning Glories for breakfast on our way back from the doctor’s office this morning. Our meal was fantastic and perfectly hit the spot, but what really caught our attention was a platter of treats piled high on the countertop. It was a gorgeous array of wonderfully delicious homemade cookies alongside a tureen of freshly made eggnog, both gifts of appreciation to their customers. We sampled (a few) and they were all out of this world scrumptious, each better than the last. Make it a point to stop at Morning Glories for breakfast or lunch during this holiday season, I promise, you won’t be disappointed!

Morning Glories serves breakfast and lunch daily from 7am to 2pm and breakfast is served all day.


Tina Moccia made the eggnog and it was rich and delicious and wonderfully festive!

IMG_5285Elyse welcoming guests with cookies



By Ray Lamont, Gloucester Daily Times Staff Writer

The body of the Rockport woman missing since late Friday night off Rocky Neck was found by her two sons and recovered by Gloucester police and fire crews from beneath the pier of the Americold building off East Main Street.

Susan Nilsson, 56, had been the subject of a multi-pronged search focused on the waters of Smith Cove and off Rocky Neck since Saturday afternoon, after she failed to show up for work as manager of the Sea Bags shop in Rockport. The search was focused there after Gloucester police had located some personal items belonging to Nilsson on a pier and in the water at the Gloucester Marine Railways complex.

Today, her sons, Sten and Bjorn Nilsson, both of whom now live together in Colorado,- made the grim discovery of their mother’s body shortly after noon while they were searching on their own along and beneath the many shoreline docks and piers in East Gloucester. The discovery came almost directly across Smith Cove from the railways shipyard.


For the complete story, read the Gloucester Daily Times article here.

Smoking Then Searing Ribeyes on The @WeberGrills Kettle

More from Joey’s pit-

Northeast BBQ

Smoked at 225 degrees (smoker grate temp) to internal 120 degrees and then seared over the coals to 125 internal.

Slathered with EVOO, then a coating of coarse salt and black pepper and then a second coat of Montreal steak seasoning.


Apple chunk and cherry wood chips for smoke, meat placed opposite coals.


Once the ribeye hit 115 internal pulled it and bunched up the coals and opened all the vent to get them glowing orange.


Seared over hot coals brought internal temp to 125 and then pulled them to rest for 10 minutes.


The perfect rare steak.


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Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Ohana

More Cape Ann Dining News-


Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Ohana with great food and drinks
Please call us 978-283-3200 for reservations

We will treat you like family and feed you like royalty.  Here is our special menu: 

Hau’oli Makahiki Hou
New Years Eve Menu
3 Course Dinner  $45 With wine pairing  $80
(Ala carte available, prices listed below )
1st Course
~Ala Carte $17~

Sweet Onion Parmesan Soup
crispy crab cake, lemon shrimp crème, scallion veloute
’13 Joseph Drouhin, Chablis, France   16

Tuna Sashimi Wrap Lobster Roll
avocado espuma, grilled cantaloupe, mint apple soy emulsion
“Pearls of Simplicity” Junmai Daiginjo Konteki Kyoto   10

Rabbit Confit Cappellacci
maitake con ragu, fried egg, macerated grapes, ~carbonara crème~
’10 Terrabianco “Campaccio” Super Tuscan, Tuscany   20

Roasted Dates & Ricotta Gnudi
goat cheese, almonds, shemeji, lemon chili pecorino butter
’11 Lock & Key, Bordeaux-Style Blend, North Coast   14

Roasted Beet & Endive Salad
poached pear…

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Wednesdays with Fly Amero “The Amero Family Christmas” at The Rhumb Line this Wednesday 7:00pm 12.23.2015


This week’s Dinner Special:
Meatloaf Dinner – $10.95

Wednesday, December 23rd – 7pm
Here we go again: The AMERO FAMILY CHRISTMAS!


It has become an unstoppable tradition. So very festive and fun. Sister Linda and Brother J.B. jump on
the Rhumb Line sleigh once again as we ride through the night with joyous song and merriment. I’ll have
a brand new Christmas tune to showcase, Linda knocks us out every year, J.B. has his own surprises in
store… and the rest is future history. Let us sit by Fred’s cozy, imaginary fire and toast to a bright holiday
season and the wonderful friendships we all share on this tiny island! It kicks off early… 7-10pm. ~ 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!
12/30 – TBA
1/6/16 – Jon Butcher

Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂


While out with three amazing friends the other night, the conversation of future “girls’ trips” arose.  That conversation spun into, “If everyone would stop having new babies, maybe we could get away some time soon.”

As one of the ones who has been done “having babies” for 6.5 years and who never had desire to try for a 3rd….I’ve been ready for some girls’ weekends away for quite some time now.

That conversation led to this awesome wine glass.



Give the Gift of Cape Ann!

More Cape Ann Community News-

Cape Ann Community

Support the Cape Ann communities this holiday season by gifting your loved ones a Cape Ann License Plate!  For only $40, your friends and family can ride in style.

The proceeds from the Cape Ann License Plates will go back into our community in the form of Promotion of our region, Economic Development and Education.  Learn more at


The Chamber is currently in the process of gathering our first batch of applications to submit to the registry for printing.  We are excited to see these wonderful plates on the road!

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