Friday evening at 8:30pm, WGBH’s Open Studio with Jared Bowen will be featuring Gloucester Stage Company’s Lettice and Lovage. The show airs again on Saturday at 5:30am. Open Studio weekly spotlights arts and culture from around the region. For more information, visit the Open Studio web page here.

See too Wednesday’s Boston Globe review here. A grand tour from Lindsay Crouse in ‘Lettice and Lovage’


Tee Shirts

Thank you Joey C. for donating the profits from the sale of Good Morning Gloucester’s sweatshirts for The One Hour at a Time Gang to get some Tee shirts made. We would also like to thank FOB Pat D. for her donation. The One Hour at a Time Gang would like to thank Vickie Van Ness for helping with the logo. I went to Seaside Graphics and had them made. We should always try to shop local. Did some research and realized that Vista Print’s quote was actually $30.00 more than Seaside Graphics. Being able to walk up to the counter at Seaside Graphics and get the quote, and take delivery in person was a far better experience than trying to deal sight unseen over the phone or internet. Again shopping local helps the community and saves you money.

May 26, 2016 The One Hour at a Time Gang shirts

A Link to “A Kids’ Guide to Cape Ann 2016”

Here is a link to
“A Kids’ Guide to Cape Ann 2016”

Click Here to Download the PDF


This booklet is the product of The Dusky Foundation and is a gift to Cape Ann families from Linzee and Beth Coolidge. Linzee and Beth wanted to advocate for families on Cape Ann to be sure that kids are finding healthy and fun activities for their summer break.

The booklet is also a resource guide for all families of summer and year round activities offered throughout Cape Ann and beyond.

Inclusive activities are listed alphabetically from dance to farms to preschools to yacht clubs and beyond!

The booklet finishes with road races, festivals, green spaces, ongoing events by town, and “worth the drive.”

And It’s all in YOUR backyard!
There are no ads involved — just pure family fun!

Dave Sags Blues Party Tonight with Greg Luttrell and Benny Benson 8:30pm 5.26.2016 It’s gonna be smokin!

dave sag diane blue

I’m so excited about all the fun for me this weekend that I’ve practically burst my diaper. Let’s be quick about it:
Thursday night: Rhumb Line: Greg Lutrell is back from China and along with Benny Benson, Fred’s insurance is going to go up.

greg lutrell

Saturday night: John Keegan® and Madhouse™ lays waste to the stage at Captain Carlo’s here in beautiful, clogged, Downtown Gloucester. 9 to 12
Sunday night: I join Stovall Brown and Johnny Juxo for some real dice-shaking fun at Terry O’Rielly’s in downtown Newton.5 to 9
Monday night: close out the long weekend by enjoying the groovy sounds of Tony and Samantha Goddess plus friends like John Cameron ,Steevee Chaggaris, and meself at the Mile Magic Marker at the CA Marina. 5 to 8. Whoo, boy, I’m pooped already! Dave…


40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

Nichole’s Picks 5/28 + 5/29

Pick #1:  Gloucester Harbortown Arts Festival 

Harbortown Arts Market is an eclectic marketplace of New England’s vibrant indie-maker scene, featuring more than forty of the best designers, artists, and vintage curators from Cape Ann and beyond. Happening on Gloucester’s working waterfront in the heart of the city, this market features FREE PARKING, gourmet food trucks, exceptional harbor views, as well as proximity to the outstanding food, galleries and special events of the city’s Harbortown Arts Festival happening Memorial Day Weekend.

The Harbortown Arts Market is happening Saturday, May 28th, from 10AM to 4PM, at 65-67 Rogers Street in Gloucester. It is a co-production of Harbortown Cultural District, Rusty and Ingrid Creative Company of Gloucester, and Mill Gypsies, and it is a part of the Harbortown Arts Festival.

Etsy Mill Gypsies are an eclectic caravan of artists, makers and vintage dealers who travel to converted, artist/retail mills throughout New England. We bring awareness and a sense of community to the amazing mills we visit! The Gypsies are making a special appearance at the Harbortown Arts Festival in downtown Gloucester, MA.




Pick #2: Free Family Fun Fest at Wolf Hollow

Free Family Fun Fest

Sunday, May 29th, 2016 (11am – 3pm)

Make your Memorial Day weekend truly memorable! Bring the whole family to howl with the wolves for FREE!

Guests will enjoy:

Overflow parking will be directed to the side of Route 133 West

  Wolf Hollow (114 Essex Road, Ipswich, MA)


Pick #3:  Opening Weekend at Maritime Gloucester

Still and forever a favorite!  Maritime Gloucester opens this weekend and you should really make a point to stop on by.  So much to see and do for a variety of ages and one of my favorite gift shops ever….not to mention the incredibly easy-on-the-wallet price of admission!

Check out Maritime Gloucester HERE


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

Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 5/26/16



Welcome To Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board

Joey C ~ 1 Comment

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.

Live Music at the Cape Ann Museum

May 25, 2016 ~ Cape Ann Museum

Music in the Courtyard with Henri Smith

Saturday, May 28

11:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.

Musician, Henri Smith brings his legendary New Orleans style to the Cape Ann Museum’s Courtyard to perform in celebration of the first Harbortown Arts Festival. Free and open to the public. Bring a friend, grab some food, hope for good weather* and enjoy an all-star performance!


Smith was born and raised in the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans, and began his career polishing his sophisticated and dramatic vocal delivery at a young age. Today he thrills audiences with his New Orleans Jazz, Blues, Creole and Cajun flavored music touring extensively throughout the United States and Europe. After Hurricane Katrina destroyed his home in New Orleans Smith moved to Cape Ann, where he now lives and shares his Creole and Cajun heritage.

*In the event of inclement weather the concert will be moved inside the Museum.


May 25, 2016 ~ backyardgrowersgloucester

Dream of building gardens, organizing tomato workshops, or teaching students to harvest lettuce?  Think you’d fit right in with the crew below? Backyard Growers is looking for our next MassLIFT-AmeriCorps service members for the 2016-2017 school year!!

We have positions open for a Youth Education Coordinator and a Community Engagement Coordinator. Please check out our website ( and for more full details about the positions, partners, and how to apply!

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The Massachusetts Land Initiative for Tomorrow (MassLIFT), an AmeriCorps program managed by Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, is a collaborative effort of regional conservation organizations (including urban conservation and gardening efforts). Members carry out capacity building projects; educate or train individuals in environmental stewardship; manage community volunteers engaged in land conservation activities; and identify new people to participate in education, recreation, or service opportunities that address land conservation needs.

Members serve as: Land Stewardship Coordinator, Regional Conservation Coordinator, Youth Education Coordinator, or Community Engagement Coordinator.  These full-time AmeriCorps positions get a living stipend, an education award, and other benefits. Our 2016-17 program runs from 8/29/16 – 7/28/17.  Application specifics, position descriptions, and info about organizations hosting MassLIFT members can be found at Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Interviews begin mid-May, and we aim to fill all positions by July 29th.

AmeriCorps programs provide equal service opportunities. MassLIFT will recruit and select persons in all positions to ensure a diverse and inclusive climate without regard to any particular status. We encourage applications from individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations for interviews and service upon request. MassLIFT-AmeriCorps is a grant program of the Corporation for National and Community Service:

Special Tour: “Faces of Sargent House,” 6/12, 1:30P

May 25, 2016 ~ Editors


Special Sargent House Museum tour tickets on sale: Sun. 6/12, 1:30P -“Face to Face with History: People and Paintings at Sargent House” with Mimi Braverman, lecturer at the Museum of Fine Arts and a long time Gloucester summer resident.

Tickets are $20 per person, very limited number available, purchase via our website:

Calling All Small Boat Owners!

May 24, 2016 ~ maritimegloucesterprograms

MARITIME GLOUCESTER is hosting the SOLAR VOYAGER project, a group of marine robotics engineers who have custom-built a solar-powered, autonomous boat, with the goal of being the first to cross the Atlantic. The robotics engineers are looking for boat skippers who would be interested in helping them with the testing of this boat in Gloucester Harbor from May 26 – June 7.

Here are the details: SOLAR VOYAGER are looking for small boats which can take at least two team members as passengers to tow the boat to and from the outer harbor, and follow it around during testing. Although it is a volunteer-based organization, the Solar Voyager team would be able to compensate interested boat skippers for their fuel costs.

To sign up to help & for more information, please visit…/17-sRreFGRqD7BPYG_fNyHA…/viewformsolar voyager


That wonderfully talented painter Debbie Clarke has but out a “call for Glosta paintahs! Preference given to ahteests without a wall to hang on. I will be curating the wall at Zeke’s (restaurant in East Gloucester). My work is there until July 31st. Send me some shots.”

You can contact Debbie at: or at facebook


“Captain Joes Towards the Paint” by Debbie Clarke

Elizabeth goes to Washington!

More Cape Ann Health, Fitness and Wellness News-

Cape Ann Wellness


This past weekend Cape Ann Power Yoga was was represented in the nation’s capital as Elizabeth taught a 20 hour assisting training. Fifty DC yoga teachers came together at Down Dog Yoga for a full weekend of assisting, functional anatomy, teaching methodology, and spirituality. As you can see, it was a big hit!

Not only has Elizabeth worked with hundreds of teachers over the years, but she is coming up on having taught 10,000 hours of yoga. This woman has unparalleled experience and we’re incredibly fortunate to have her here in Gloucester leading and coaching our team of teachers every day at CAPY.

We’re proud of you, E!



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