St. Peter’s Fiesta Parades of Yesteryear

So many thanks to Grace Parisi for sharing these clips that her Dad Anthony J. Parisi took from the 1950s and early 60s. It is amazing to see the beautiful floats and costumes, and the amount of work that surely must have gone into making the floats.

Grace writes, “Various clips of the parade from 1955 to 1960’s (?). This is an old film and a bit long but I hope you enjoy. The work that went into these floats absolutely wonderful. Maybe you will see yourself or a friend on a float, marching or riding a donkey. Thank you to my Dad, Anthony J. Parisi, for taking most of this video.”

Watermelon Lemonade….

More Cape Ann Health, Fitness and Wellness News-

Cape Ann Wellness

Do you have plans for the 4th of July?

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC loves this great punch recipe which is great for balancing out the heat of summer, will make you feel good about what you are putting into your body and your friends and family will be asking for the recipe.

Watermelon Lemonade Punch
4 C watermelon
Juice from 2 lemons
Agave to taste

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Directions: In a blender, blend watermelon and lemon juice, add agave to taste and enjoy!

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 🙂


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Ultimate whale watching out of Gloucester MA and lunch at 1606 Beauport

From Ship

July 4th weekend started early. We spent the morning on Stellwagen thanks to 7 Seas Whale Watch. The main spotting was incredible: Hancock and Shuffleboard, two female humpbacks, were feeding together. Alongside us reaching for railings were folks from Chelmsford, Boston, Boulder, Sweden, Germany, and Spain. The World Wildlife fund and many other ‘top’ lists rank Massachusetts as one of the top 10 whale watching cruise spots available in the world. Locals know that it’s Gloucester that’s the ultimate place to buy that whale watch ticket. We have the best whale watch companies with marine biologists and researchers on board and decades of research and authority in the field. Michelle B led the trip today. She’s awesome.

You can direct dial ALL the Gloucester whale watching companies from the HarborWalk whale marker. The “belle of the bay”, Salt,  is featured on the plaque. We didn’t see her today but boats have seen her again this summer.

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Back in port, everyone fanned out to downtown Gloucester. We met friends at the very packed Beauport Hotel, happy to be seated for a late lunch. Sherrie DeLorenzo was on site making sure things were buttoned down. They were. (My photo wasn’t. Sorry, Sherrie!) The concierge dynamo Chris and crew Emily were a visible and valuable resource right in the heart of the lobby. Lunch was delicious and the service was excellent. The adage a great waiter never waits was true today. Ask for Faith! Beauport is at capacity for Sunday.


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Marine guide Michelle B,  Seven Seas Whale Watch 



Chris Hovack and Emily – Beauport Hotel 



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Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 7/1/16



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.

Seacoast 10K Saturday July 16, 2016

June 30, 2016 ~

Click Here To Register

13th Annual Seacoast 10K Road Race – 2016 Online Registration

Event Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016, Event Time: 8 am
Online registration ends: 7/14/2016 at Noon, EST

Hosted By Friends of Seacoast, the fund raising committee for the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, in Gloucester

Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016

Time: 8 am

Location: Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, MA

Race Fees: Pre Registration Fee is $25   Day of Race is $30

Day of Registration starts at 6:30 am at Stage Fort Park

T-Shirts: Guaranteed to all runners who register by July 1, 2016

Cash Awards: We are awarding $300, $200,and $100 for first, second and third place winners for both Men and Women

Age Groups: M/F 1-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Questions: JD MacEachern at 978-675-7490

Race Sponsored by: Bank Gloucester and Friends of Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Gloucester


Paint Factory Painted Slate Fundraising Silent Auction

June 30, 2016 ~ 11pirates

Own a Piece of History! Groundbreaking Collaboration by NSAA, Ocean Alliance, and Rocky Neck Art Colony “Art Exhibition of the Sea and Science” June 17-July 30. Right – Betty Lou Schlemn, Top – Jeff Weaver, Bottom – Andy Van Gestel.




Joey Ciolino Comes Through In A Big Way

More From Joey’s BBQ Blog-

Northeast BBQ

It normally sucks getting to work at 4:30AM30AM. People tell me that I must be used to it but you know what? 99.99999999% of the time it sucks in a big way. You never get used to a lack of sleep.

But then you get to work and you see the beautiful silhouette of the classic @WeberGrills EI Code Stainless Steel Performer that your buddy who is a master welder dropped off after working his magic and all seems right in the world…

Thanks Joey!

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