Magnolia’s 525 Tavern

On Wednesday was invited to take some photos of the summer menu at the 525. Most important I was able to sample the food. The food was amazing. Wish to thank the chefs and especially Catherine Hull for the opportunity to sample their incredible food.
For more information on the 525 please go directly to their website and their menu, hours and address. If you have a chance to yourself a favor and have a wonderful dinner and drinks at the 525.

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This Weekend in the Arts

Hopper’s Houses
A Guided Walking Tour

Get your art fix outside.

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present a guided walking tour of select Gloucester houses made famous by American realist painter Edward Hopper on Friday, July 1 at 10:00 a.m. Tours last about 1 1/2 hours and are held rain or shine. Participants should be comfortable being on their feet for that amount of time. Cost is $10 for Cape Ann Museum members; $20 for nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Space is limited and reservations are required. Email or call (978) 283-0455 x10 for more information or to reserve a space. This tour will be offered again on July 23, July 30, August 12 and August 27.

Image credit: Edward Hopper, American, 1882-1967. Universalist Church, 1926. Watercolor over graphite on cream wove paper, 35.6 x 50.8 cm. (14 x 20 in.). Princeton University Art Museum. Laura P. Hall Memorial Collection, bequest of Professor Clifton R. Hall x1946-268. Photo: Bruce M. White.

American realist painter Edward Hopper is known to have painted in Gloucester on five separate occasions during the summer months between 1912 and 1928. His earliest visit was made in the company of fellow artist Leon Kroll. During his second visit to Cape Ann in 1923, Hopper courted the young artist Josephine Nivison. He also began working in watercolor, capturing the local landscape and architecture in loosely rendered, light filled paintings. In 1924, Hopper and Nivison who were newly married returned to Gloucester on an extended honeymoon and continued to explore the area by foot and streetcar. During his final two visits to the area, in 1926 and 1928, Hopper produced some of his finest paintings. This special walking tour will explore the neighborhood surrounding the Museum, which includes many of the Gloucester houses immortalized by Hopper’s paintings.


The Trident Gallery presents

Pamela Ellis Hawkes

Reception: Saturday, July 9, 6-8pm
Show Dates: July 2-31

Three new series of photographs by Pamela Ellis Hawkes continue the artist’s sensuous and provocative exploration of the the history of art and the meanings of images in societies past and present. With a playful spirit, a sense of humor, and an unwavering eye for seductively mysterious beauty, she raises deep questions about the natures and interrelationships of visual representation, memory, value, possession, and pleasure. In the circus mirror of her art, we mistake the banal for the sublime, and the sublime is exposed as an imposter. Emerging from the funhouse, we find our pockets have been picked of some prejudgments, exchanged for the gift of seeing more authentically.

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Trident Gallery
189 Main Street | Gloucester | Massachusetts
978-491-7785 | Trident.Gallery


Coco Berkman Selected as the
Third Summer Artist at
Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck

Reception: Saturday, July 2, 6 to 8 pm
Show Dates: June 29 – July 19, 2016

Long time Gloucester resident Coco Berkman was selected as the third Summer Artist in the Rocky Neck Art Colony’s Summer Artist Series at Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck. Her show opens on Wednesday, June 29 and continues until July 19, with the opening reception on Saturday, July 2, from 6-8 pm. The public is invited.

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“Pumpkin Cake” reductive linoleum print by Coco Berkman

Inspired by literature, the natural world and the free play inherent in drawing, artist printmaker Coco Berkman creates images that delight her and hopefully others through the process of linoleum printmaking.

Berkan uses sharp Japanese tools to carve fine lines into soft surfaces, or draw scratchy lines into sheets of copper, zinc and plexiglass. She rolls thick sticky, messy ink onto these etched surfaces with a tool called a brayer and prints
those inked images onto clean crisp beautiful sheets of handmade papers with the help of a hand cranked Etching Press.

“This is my passion” says Berkman. “I am very grateful that I am able to indulge in this most serious and important work of PLAY.”

Berkman studied at Massachusetts College of Art, Monserrat College of Art, Museum School Boston, Frogman Press University of South Dakota, and the Art Students League in New York City and has taken workshops in San Francisco and Dublin,Ireland. She has had numerous solo exhibitions in Cape Ann and the North Shore and has received many awards and grants. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Art Complex Museum, Duxbury MA; Gloucester Writer’s Center; Common Crow, Gloucester; Dublin Writer’s Museum, Ireland; Prairie Lights Bookstore, Iowa City; and the Haruki Murakami Writer, Tokyo, Japan.

For more information about the show, please call Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck at 198-282-0917

Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck
53 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930
Gallery hours, Daily, 10:00-6:00 pm, ‘till 8pm Fridays and Saturdays


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Public Sculpture Walking Tours
at the Cape Ann Museum
Get your art fix outside.

 The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present its Public Sculpture summer walking tour, Saturday, July 2, 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 –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.


Celebrate w/ a Weekend Long Dance Party at Minglewood

More Cape Ann Dining News –


It’s such a wonderful, fun time of year and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than a weekend long dance party. Yes, you read that right, three nights of straight dance party fun! 

Friday: Party with the North Shore’s hottest cover band Moonraker. They cross all generations of music to put on an amazing show that you won’t want to miss.

Saturday: Hailing from Gloucester, Over the Bridge is all about bringing you the best in “FEEL GOOD MUSIC” with a bit of rock ‘n’ roll, hip hop and reggae. Working hard and playing even harder, these boys are sure to leave you wanting more…

Sunday: Quite possibly the #1 Dance Party Band EVER, Mo Bounce knows how to get the entire crowd on the dance floor and keep them there all night long. And, guess what? With Monday off for the holiday, you CAN dance all night!

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Fireworks Cruise Aboard Schooner Adventure – July 3rd

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Adventure members and friends are welcome to come and enjoy the Gloucester fireworks display from a front row seat aboard the Schooner Adventure.

The celebration starts after the Gloucester Horribles Parade. Mingle with members and friends as we view the Gloucester Fireworks from the harbor with Captain Stefan Edick at the helm. Guests are encouraged to bring your own picnic, pizza, and BYOB. 

The ship will depart the dock at 8:15 PM. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the departure time.  Cost: $30 

Visit to register, or please call the office at 978-281-8079 or email


Colby Farms Sunflowers

Every year Colby Farms, in Newbury, MA plants a field of Sunflowers and if you want to smile…you’ve got to go!   It’s a beautiful display and over the years I’ve seen many people there taking family photos or senior portraits.   They are usually in bloom the end of August so stay tuned and  I will let you know when they are ready!   In the meantime the Farmstand has great things to offer over the summer so if you are in the area and want some fresh produce stop on by!

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Basking in the Sun, Colby Farms, Newbury, MA

Nichole’s Picks 7/2 + 7/3 and the 4th of July


I feel like I talk about this once a month or so because it is such a good take.  Park at Stage Fort Park, for FREE mind you, hop on the trolley, tour the city, jump on and off all day long if you’d like, and then be delivered right back to your car at the end of the day.  You can choose to simply take a ride for exactly one hour….or make a day of it by stopping at several of its destinations.  What an easy way to get to Good Harbor Beach!

READ MORE HERE  and also see the full schedule.

Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays  10:00-5:30

one way fare:  $1

all day pass: $3       and children under 5 are free



Pick #2: The Horribles Parade!

Sunday, July 3rd

Free Concert on Stacy Boulevard begins between 5:00- 5:30 and resumes after the parade, the parade starts at 6:00 from the High School, and fireworks over the harbor at 9:30



Pick #3:  Rockport’s 4th of July Parade

Rockport Firemen’s Parade begins at 6:00, Rockport Legion Band Concert on Back Beach after the parade, and the Bonfire at 9:00




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

Last Chance To Catch Albatross at Gloucester Stage


Last Chance To See Award Winning Albatross At Gloucester Stage Company

The critically acclaimed Albatross by Matthew Spangler and Benjamin Evett runs through July 3 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. The production has been receiving rave reviews and nightly standing ovations during it run in Gloucester. Inspired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s classic, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Albatross brings Coleridge’s tortured seaman into the present day to recount one man’s doomed journey on the open sea. A fast paced adventure filled with sea battles, storms, and ice-bound ships, Albatross uses visually thrilling stagecraft powered by the latest multimedia technology to bring The Mariner into the modern world. Directed by Rick Lombardo, this rollicking sea yarn features actor and co-author Benjamin Evett recreating his bravura 2015 Elliot Norton-winning solo performance of The Mariner in his Gloucester Stage debut. In 2015 Albatross enjoyed an acclaimed premiere at The Poets’ Theater in Boston winning two Elliot Norton Awards for Outstanding Production by a Small Theater and Outstanding Solo Performance. Following the limited engagement at GSC, Albatross will move to The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August, 2016 and Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters in New York City in January, 2017.

Matthew Spangler and Benjamin Evett’s Albatross July 3rd at Gloucester Stage Company. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm. Single ticket prices are $28 to $38 with discounts available for Senior Citizens and Patrons 25 years old and under. Gloucester Stage Flex Passes for the 2016 Season are also on sale now. All performances are held at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. For more information about Gloucester Stage, or to purchase tickets, call the Box Office at 978-281-4433 or visit


Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 6/30/16



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 Youth Fishermen Football & Cheerleading Registration is Now Open!

Image ~ June 29, 2016 ~ Gloucester Youth Fishermen Football & Cheerleading

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New Spaces/Old Places – Architecture at the Cape Ann Museum

For in-house and publicity use by the Cape Ann Museum.  All other rights are reserved.

June 29, 2016 ~ Cape Ann Museum

New Spaces/Old Places – Merging Contemporary Architecture with Historic Neighborhoods

Thursday, July 7

6:00 p.m. Reception; 7:00p.m. Panel Discussion

Join two of the regions top architects for a conversation on issues in contemporary architecture: Deborah Epstein (Epstein Joslin Architects, Inc.), one of the lead architects for the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, and Maryann Thompson (Maryann Thompson Architects), architect for the modern rebuild of Temple Ahavat Achim in Gloucester following the loss of the original building to fire in 2008. Epstein and Thompson will speak about the process each firm went through and the challenges they faced in the design and construction of new public buildings in an old New England community.


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A cocktail reception will precede the architects’ panel discussion in the Design/Build: The Drawings of Phillips & Holloran, Architects exhibition gallery on the Museum’s third floor.

Member cost is $10 per lecture / $25 for the series; Non-member cost is $15 per lecture / $40 for the series. Reservations are required. To purchase tickets or for more information please call (978)283-0455 x10 or email

Tickets can also be ordered online at Eventbrite.

Not a member of the Museum? Join now and get discounted tickets to all our events!

Top left: Shaulin Liu Performance Center, Robert Benson. Top right: Temple Ahavat Achim, Chuck Choi.

Upcoming Design/Build Lecture:

Thursday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m.
Architect Eleanor Raymond: A Pioneer in the Field
Presented by Lyda Kuth

An Evening of Good, Clean, FUN!

More Cape Ann Health, Fitness and Wellness News-

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Join us the evening of FUN on Thursday, July 7 at the Floating Lotus Gloucester as Lanesville’s own Madame Onça O’Leary and Paul Garbanzo teach YOU to juggle or belly dance.

All ages are welcome and no experience is necessary. Just your enthusiasm.

Find more information here.

World Class Yoga Teacher Nicki Doane Comes to Gloucester!



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