Cindy Hendrickson is the proud new owner of Cape Ann Foodie Tours!


Hi Joey,

I wanted you to know that – besides being an 8 state in one-day swimmer – I am also the proud new owner of Cape Ann Foodie Tours!  The business was created in 2012 by PJ Halloran and I am pleased to take over the reins – or Foodie Fork in this case!

What is a food tour people may wonder?  It is a different way of seeing a city.  Ours is a food focused walking tour (we travel about a mile) and folks walk away with local knowledge and a full belly.

The tour begins at Harbor Loop where our guide gives a history of Cape Ann.  We walk up Rogers Street towards Main and visit the Topside Grill.  Next it’s the Cape Ann Olive Oil Company, then onto Virgilios

We cross the street for a treat at Café Sicilia before heading down to St Peter’s Square where – of course – we visit the Cape Ann Brew Pub.  Last stop is Turtle Alley!

                I don’t want to tell you everything because I’d spoil the tour!  We do also run a tour in Rockport called Sights and Sweets as well as a Taste Newburyport tour.

                Joey, we also have an Ales and Tales tour.  This is really fun and it basically entails having a fisherman talk and drink beers with a group of people who are in town looking for local color.  Do you know anyone who would be great at “guiding” this tour? 

                Please spread the word!  We also have a 5* TripAdvisor rating on “Things to Do” on Cape Ann.



Cape Ann Foodie Tours



Created by Martin Del Vecchio for Amanda Cook’s birthday and starring Jess Wall Gallagher, Michele Cremin Del Vecchio, Jane Cunningham, Tad Cunningham, Kelly West Figueroa-Ray, Tony Goddess, Samantha Porter Giddings, AnnMarie Shimanoski, , Amber Gaumnitz, Camilla MacFadyen, Lara Lepionka, Stevens Brosnihan, John Sarrouf, James Dowd, Sharon Bo Abrams, James Cook, Amanda Babson, Kimberly Buckley, Dennis Monagle, Joe Cardoza, KT Beans, and more!!


Please join us at the Shalin Liu Performance Center for the Red Shed Film Festival Monday evening at
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The 4th annual Red Shed Film Fest is a celebration of local and global filmmaking via a selected series of
short films. Mixing genres, this year’s entries span narrative, documentary, and short episodic pilots and
established series. As in years past, there is also a science-fiction entry and a music video. All in
attendance will have the opportunity to vote for the Audience Choice Award to be given to one of the
entries screened. The winner will be announced at the post-screening reception on the third floor of the
Shalin Liu Performance Center.

Part 5 Readers Respond and vessel list Manny Carrancho treasured photos Fred Buck Cape Ann Museum and Reginald Santos

Fred Buck at the Cape Ann Museum sends a message, photo and printed matter. Thank you so much, Fred!

“Thanks to the Carrancho family for preserving this piece of Gloucester and the memories still out there. I’m attaching a news photo i found on ebay a couple years ago of this same event.  Hand-written notes  on the back but no attribution for photographer or publication.  i’m adding a piece from the June 1948 Atlantic Fisherman Magazine in the museum collection, giving their write-up of the event.  Please pass these on to the Carranchos and feel free to add them to any additional posts on Good Morning Gloucester about the occasion.  The breadth of history in this little city is a beautiful thing.”


May 28, 1948. Our Lady of Good Voyage statue for altar of church, being carried from Portuguese vessel ‘Gil Eannes’. docked at State Fish Pier. news photo, no attribution.




Reginald Santos sent a comparison of statues (1948 vs 1953), plus a photo marked up that may identify his Uncle, Capt. Albino Pereira. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this!

1948 vs 1953

1953 – 1948 Our Lady Statue Comparison

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Newspaper clippings include many names, participants, organizers, and skippers. The vessels in line for the blessing as reported in the Gloucester Daily Times were as follows:

Capt Domingos, Capt Carrancho*, Capt David Lopes Maranhas, Capt John Oscar Ribeiro* of the dragger Puritan (*best man at Joanna and Manny’s wedding)

Capt Manuel Silva, Capt Frank Brown of the dragger Emily

Capt Frank Brown of the dragger Emily Brown

Capt John Francis of the dragger Carol Anne

Captain Edward Silva of the dragger Magellan

Captain Capt Manuel P. Goulart, Capt Manuel Carise of the dragger Evalina M Goulart

Capt Hawk, Capt Frank Rose formerly of the dragger Edith and Lillian

Capt Joseph DaCruz of the dragger Alvan T Fuller

Capt Albino Pereira of the dragger Portugal

Capt John Fragata of the dragger Olivia Brown,

Capt Chris Cecilio* of the dragger Mary and Josephine

Capt Manuel Carrancho of the dragger Raymonde 

Capt Fernando Pereira of the dragger Manuel P. Domingos

Capt Manuel Marques of the dragger Gov Al Smith 

Capt David Ribeiro of the dragger Edith L Boudreau


*Chris Cecilio= Joanna’s uncle (her father’s brother). Her father, Joseph, died in 1939.

*Carrancho listed on the Puritan could be Manny’s brother or father

*still checking on which John Carrancho led the committee

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The Silks Make Their Debut Tonight at Katrina’s – this is were it’s at! 9pm 5.14.2016


Looking to get your face melted? Well that’s what The Silks will do for you. This power trio is rock ‘n roll reborn. Tyler-James Kelly, Jonas Parmelee and Sam Jodrey have already hit a stride that a lot of groups probably never find. They’re able to produce that fantastic 70’s rock sound in a way that doesn’t feel fabricated or dishonest in any way.

Part 4 Manny Carrancho shares treasured photos Madonna statue carried from Gil Eannes at State Pier to Our Lady

Scenes from the banquet at The Tavern Hotel

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A Case of the Measles Reported in Rockport

More Cape Ann Wellness News –

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Did you know?  A case of the measles was reported in Rockport – According to the Public Health Department, a visitor in Rockport turned out to have a case of the measles. They were said to have visited various places in Boston and Cambridge May 1st and on May 3rd, they visited The Pewter Shop and Sea Star Gift Shop, and Brothers’ Brew Coffee Shop. The Boston Globe reported, “On May 4, the tourist was back in Boston, at the Star Market in Copley Square and shopping along Newbury Street. By May 5 through Sunday, the visitor was at Massachusetts General Hospital. Health officials said patients and visitors at the hospital who may have been exposed will be notified by hospital administrators. Nespresso’s cafe on Newbury Street was closed yesterday by the public health department, scheduled to reopen today.”
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WEBER GRILL PORN for Smokin Joey C #webergrills

Let’s start the summer with a nice tour of the Weber factory!

The Weber “performing” nicely!
A little inspiration for you guys! Now get out there and get cooking!

I think this will inspire all of you to get out and get cooking!

Step ya game up Joey!
History for ya!
This one started it all.
They called these the Imperial Sequoia (this will happen)
A fine old school piece of art.
Oh, the love.
A nice custom twist to the performer.

Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 5/14/16


Welcome To Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board

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A place where non-profit Cape Ann organizations can post press releases directly and then those press releases will be reposted to . This is not an advertising space for businesses, fitness or wellness organizations, or music listings.

The web address will be

To have your community organization news posted here, contact Joey C who will grant access for you to post directly.

Introducing Seniors Out & About – An LGBT Social Gathering

Out & About

May 13, 2016 ~ trixy546

SeniorCare Inc. and North Shore Pride are pleased to announce the creation of a new program to provide social opportunities for Seniors in the LGBT community.  “Seniors Out & About – An LGBT Social Gathering” will organize events for older LGBT people (60 years of age and older), their friends and family. The first event will take place on June 19, 2016 as a kick-off to North Shore Pride Week at the North Shore Music Theatre!  Following Pride Week, there will be a Pot Luck Dinner in Rockport on June 26—watch for more information on the Pot Luck.

Seniors Out & About will attend the June 19, 2:00 p.m., show of FUNNY GIRL at the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly. There will be a private reception following the show right outside the theater on the patio with snacks and refreshments. A limited number of discounted tickets (inner circle seats) are available for this event.

FUNNY GIRL tells the bittersweet story of Fanny Brice (played by Broadway veteran Shoshana Bean), whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her rise from Brooklyn music hall singer to the Ziegfeld Follies, then on to international fame, and her tempestuous relationship with gambler Nicky Arnstein.

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For information and tickets to the June 19 show, go to and click on the “Out & About” link or contact Kelly Knox at 978-281-1750 for additional information.


Pre-K Open House Today!

May 13, 2016 ~ epdsfrontdesk

Want to know more about our amazing Pre-K program?

Come play with us, tour the school and meet our teacher! FREE “planting project” event on our lawn.

Pre-K open house Saturday, May 14th 10 am to 1 pm at our school!

All are welcome!


Sawyer Free Library Week of May 15, 2016

May 13, 2016 ~ sawyerfreelibrary


Our Book Sale is May 19-21!


Have you heard about the Cape Ann Reads Picture Book contest?

Here are the details Register for a workshop here!

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