Mary Prentiss Inn copyright Kim Smith copy Triadic color copyright Kim Smith Playing with triadic color–the planters at the Mary Prentiss Inn are a great example of a classic triad. Triadic color schemes use colors that are evenly spaced around the color wheel. When successful, they are really quite vibrant and seem to sing. In these arrangements, the orange color dominates while the shades of purples and greens are the accents.

Mary Prentiss Inn poppies copyright Kim Smith

Iceland Poppies orange copyright Kim SmithVibrant orange Iceland Poppies steal the show!



1189401982_f-1-The Women’s Guild of Holy Family Parish is having a Strawberry Festival and Plant Sale this weekend, Saturday, June 4th from 9am-2pm at St. Ann Church.

They will also be featuring their super special 2nd Annual Mug Up Fundraiser, which includes a donated local artisan pottery mug, bottomless cup of coffee, and a homemade biscotti or muffin, all for only $15.00!!

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The handmade mugs were donated by Marty Morgan, Deb Carlson, Jenny Rangan, Jean Dugan, Nina Goodick, and Judy Bidwell.Mug up 1

Allen's_book_of_berries_-_1916_(1916)_(17951710725)Strawberry images courtesy Wiki Commons Media search

John Rockwell and his band Loose Tongues @ Katrina’s 7-10pm 6.1.2016

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Last time I got to see Loose Tongues they were so wicked good..
Wicked nice guys, too!
I tried to keep track of all the songs they played. not sure if the titles are correct or not but you get the drift. One song after another and with awesome harmonies…seriously…if you want to fill your Wednesday evening up with some sweetly performed all time favorites Katrina’s is place for it tonight…

Here’s the list…

Here comes the sun
But there’s a full moon risin’
Let’s go dancin’ in the light
We know where the music’s playin’…
She’s got a ticket to ride..
Gone Gone Gone …..really gone…cause you done me wrong
You’ve lost that lovin feelin..
She was just seventeen
Lord I was born a Ramblin man..
Drinks to remember
If not for you
Working on her night moves
Kathys clown
Me and Julio down by the school yard
Mussels from a shell
So sad …save it for a rainy day…jayhawks
All the right reasons…
Here comes the sun
Beware of darkness
Falling Slowly
Let you down
Shower the people
Weather with you



Wednesday’s with Fly Amero ~ Tonight’s Musical Guest: Bradley Royds 7-10pm 6.1.2016


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This week’s dinner special:
Prime Rib – $12.95

Wednesday, June 1st – 7pm
Musical Guest: BRADLEY ROYDS!


With great writing, excellent guitar playing and a pure, clear
voice, well, all we can say is… this guy is GOOD! Come see
the amazing Bradley Royds in his natural habitat – on stage! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen…
…now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
The very near future…
J.B. Amero

Liz Frame & The Kickers

Jon Butcher

Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Main St. Gloucester: goodlinens rolls into their new space and rolls out Better Towels Across America xcountry tour

goodlinens officially moves into 130 Main Street on June 1, 2016 to begin the fit-out. “We’re looking forward to finishing work by July 1 for a soft opening!” says goodlinens owner Jo Anne Chirico.

Apparently setting up a new brick-and-mortar headquarters downtown isn’t ambitious enough. While Jo Anne is focused on building out her new space, ripping down the ceiling and tearing up a glued down rug, goodlinens is rolling out across the country with the goodlinens Better Towels Across America campaign.  Anna Chirico, Jo Anne’s daughter, is driving through 48 states with goodlinens towels, gathering fans and stores state-by-state, lining them up for linen.



Anna says: “Just left Savannah today and headed to Jacksonville, down the A1A highway, camping, and on to Key West tomorrow, then Miami, Tampa, Destin Beach and New Orleans. The route was planned for the most part before I left. I’ll be going to all 48 states (as well as the southern, northern, western and eastern most part, and the geographical center.) I’ll also be dipping into Canada a few times…It may change a bit, here and there. No particular highway/route.”  

We can track Anna’s goodlinens progress as she scouts buyers,  lifestyle stores, and boutiques. This local small business is putting up the flag for Gloucester on this road trip the minute they give their address. Let’s make sure to follow goodlinens on Instagram and root for Anna’s route (see itinerary* below). Is there a store you are a fan of in a town she’s heading to? Let her know. 

Instagram @goodlinens (updated the most) also Twitter @goodlinens





Who: goodlinens studio of Gloucester, MA, Better Towels Across America 48 state tour

What: gathering fans and stores state-by-state for goodlinens, everyone’s better towel. Beautiful. Functional. 100% linen. goodlinens towels are a simple elegance and beautiful design. They are soft, light as air, compact and natural. (Use a better towel. Your kitchen deserves goodlinens. Your bathroom deserves goodlinens. Your beach towels deserve goodlinens. got it?)

When: departed Gloucester, Ma, on the night of April 25, 2016. Expected return date Mid-September.

Itinerary completed so far (what a busy month!): 

– Boston, MA

– New Bedford, MA

– Providence, MA

– Mystic, CT

– New Haven, CT

– New York, NY

– Queens, NY

– Brooklyn, NY

– Neptune, NJ

– Philadelphia, PA

– Baltimore, MD

– Washington DC

– Rehoboth, DE

– Chincoteague Island, DE

– Richmond, VA

– Charlottesville, VA

– all along Blue Ridge Parkway

– Chattanooga, TN

– Nashville, TN

– Memphis, TN

– Little Rock, AK

– Tulsa, OK

– Oklahoma City, OK

– Dallas, TX

– Jackson, MS

– Birmingham, AL

– Atlanta, GA

– Charlotte, NC

– Raleigh, NC

– Charleston, SC

– Savannah, GA

Upcoming destinations after FLA:

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More Like This, Please

Like everyone else in the world, between the boys’ sports, events, and school projects and my own meetings, errands, and random commitments, I feel like it has been forever since I have had a night to sit, book in lap, and simply relax.

We came home from school in a timely fashion yesterday, the boys rode bikes with the neighbors, we cooked on the grill, ate down back on the patio, and then….as soon as the boys were in bed…I actually found a whole hour to sit on the side deck and read.  There may have been one Summer Shandy involved as well.  And…even better….it could have been longer if the sun didn’t set and the bugs didn’t come out.

I will take many more evenings just like this, please.


Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 6/1/16


Welcome To Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board

Joey C

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.

Gloucester Wears Orange for National Gun Violence Awareness Day

June 1, 2016 ~ Rose

Thursday, June 2, 2016 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

The “Gloucester Wears Orange” events are being coordinated by Amanda Cook and Rose Sheehan. A vigil at 7:30 PM is being hosted by the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church.

You can help spread the word by wearing orange and lighting the night with orange. If you would like to light your business orange to show support let us know! Contact us at


Classes Start Monday!

Image ~ May 31, 2016 ~ lwheels2636

ALI 1&2 4x6 June 2016 FB Ad

Public Sculpture Walking Tours at the Cape Ann Museum

May 31, 2016 ~ Cape Ann Museum

Get your art fix outside.

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present its first summer walking tour, this Saturday, June 4, focusing on the public sculpture we see around us every day. Participants will learn about art, history and culture, all while enjoying the beautiful summer breeze afforded by Gloucester’s harbor.

All tours begin at 10:00a.m. in front of the Cape Ann Museum. Guided walking tours are held rain or shine and last about 1½ hours; participants should be comfortable being on their feet for that amount of time. $10 Museum members; $20 nonmembers (includes Museum admission) Space is limited; reservations required. Call (978)283-0455 x10 or email for details. Tickets can also be purchased online at Eventbrite.

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Museum visitors on a Public Sculpture walking tour, 2015.

Public Sculpture – June 4, July 2, July 9, August 13

Get up-close and personal with the sculptures you drive by every day. From works commemorating those who went to sea, to those who fought in war to those who changed the artistic landscape of Cape Ann forever—this walking tour will uncover the stories behind the public sculptures of Gloucester, including the unique processes of the artists who created them.


Thursday, September 29, 7:00 p.m.

Architect Eleanor Raymond: A Pioneer in the Field

The life and accomplishments of Eleanor Raymond (1887-1989), a pioneering woman in the field of architecture during the mid-20th century, will be the subject of a talk presented by documentary film maker Lyda Kuth. A graduate of the Cambridge School of Art and Landscape Architecture for Women, Eleanor Raymond was a noted innovator partnering with solar energy researcher Dr. Mária Telkes to design one of the first successful solar-heated buildings in the Northeast. On Cape Ann, Raymond designed homes for artist Natalie Hays Hammond, anthropologist Carlton S. Coon and a summer cottage for herself overlooking Gloucester’s outer harbor. Lyda Kuth is an independent filmmaker and Executive Director of the LEF Foundation, which supports New England independent documentary filmmakers. She has been recognized by the Massachusetts Cultural Council with the prestigious Commonwealth Award and honored by Women in Film and Video New England with an Image Award.

8695249a-365f-4563-96c3-6f55ec471fd4EZRA L. PHILLIPS, Block for Howard Blackburn, Esq. Main Street, Gloucester—Main Street Elevation and East Elevation 1900, Scale: ¼” = 1 foot, ink on linen.


Help Care for Cape Ann Seniors in their Homes

More Cape Ann Health, Fitness and Wellness News-

Cape Ann Wellness

JOB FAIR Postcard_ONLINE GRAPHIC.jpgHome Health Aides • CNA’s • Nursing Students • Homemakers • Cleaning and Chore Workers

Do you enjoying working with seniors in the Cape Ann area? Now is the perfect time to join ABC Home Healthcare at our upcoming job fair Tuesday, June 7th 10-5pm in our Gloucester Office at 281 East Main Street, Gloucester

Can’t make the date?  Join us Wednesday, June 8th in Danvers at the Peabody Institute Library 10-5 or call us at 781-914-3282 to apply and still be eligible for the sign-on bonus!

On-site Interviews • Sign-on Bonus • Door Prizes
Dunkin Donuts Gift Card for All Applicants!

Learn more at ABC Home Healthcare

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