The Link To Buy the 30 oz Tumbler Back By Popular Demand

So many people telling me they can’t find the link.

So here it is- The worlds greatest invention that everyone I know who got one absolutely loves theirs and can’t believe they’ve lived this long without-

Here’s the link to get one with two different style lids, one open and one with a locking lid- Buy it on Amazon by clicking this link $17.95

They are just like the YETI ones that sell for three times as much and only give you the one non-locking lid. $17.95 is like stealing this 30 oz tumbler!



Anna Solomon copyright Kim SmithAnna Solomon gave a reading of Leaving Lucy Pear to a rapt audience last night. A mad dash for chairs was had to accommodate the crowd of friends, fans, and family and by evening’s end, the well wishers were overflowing out the front door of the cultural center. Anna grew up in Gloucester and the historical novel is set on Cape Ann during the 1920s. Congratulations and best wishes to Anna for wonderful success with her beautiful book! Read more abut Leaving Lucy Pear here.Anna Solomon Heidi Wakeman Chris Anderson copyright Kim Smith

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Old Cold Tater with Check & Ellen Tonight at 7pm.

Old Cold Tater with Chick & Ellen
concert at 7pm, tonight, Wednesday, August 3
Antonio Gentile Bandstand, Stage Fort Park.


The concert is sponsored by Cazeault Home & Solar, Gloucester’s best source of home solar applications.


This will be a first-class concert of acoustic blue grass for your entertainment! Don’t miss this one! Please spread the word to your friends as well.





Psst! It’s possible to dine outdoors at Blue Collar Lobster and then move over to I4C2 for the HarborWalk Summer Cinema. Star Wars Force Awakens tonight!

What seat should you pick at the HarborWalk Summer Cinema? Don’t worry–you’ll find a spot even though people stream into I4 C2 as early as 5:30PM to square away their seating, often novel. A family with an inflatable pool is a regular sight. Blankets are thrown down pell-mell. Kids zig zag a sea of boundaries as they might a sandy beach, which means your stuff is stepped on. It’s all good! There’s a happy community picnic vibe. Soon after 6PM Aurelia Nelson from North Shore Radio 104.9 hosts pre-screening festivities. Rob Newton, Cape Ann Community Cinema, presides; the movie line ups he’s selected have been big hits.

Gloucester = food.

Our family takes a break from cooking and buys dinner from the vendors and/or take out from a downtown business. Once house guests treated us to a lobster dinner AND movie al fresco at Blue Collar Lobster, Gloucester House. It can be done. Has anyone tried it with Topside Grill?





photograph from Rob Newton Cape Ann Community Cinema. Gulls land atop the screen randomly. Kids run behind the screen which is a NO NO

The Force is With Us Tonight @ I4-C2 Star Wars: The Force Awakens – FREE

After a couple of days of dicey weather The Force has delivered us perfect a outdoor movie-going night. FREE screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, presented by Building Center.  Refreshments at 6pm.  Movie starts at dark.  65 Rogers Street (I4-C2)!  Be there to awaken the Force within you!  Special thanks to Aurelia Nelson of North Shore 104.9 for keeping Movie Night Alive!

Cracked phone screen? Get it to AL MILLEFOGLIE at!

Monday as I was runnning (ok…more of a wog….well….military shuffle?) I was holding my phone and it slipped out of my sweaty little hands and landed face down on the concrete.  At this point I began to pray to the iphone gods, which in my defense, has worked in prior mishaps, but apparently I have used up my iphone-a-friend requests because when I picked it up this happened….


Thankfully, since I can’t have nice things…there is Al Millefoglie at who not only replaced the screen but did it in an hour!   I dropped it off because he lives down the street but he will even schedule a time to come to you and fix it fast!   So if you are like me and are prone to iphone mishaps CALL HIM!  You can also check out his facebook page!  Thanks so much Al!!

Free Sunscreen

This is such a great idea and I am so thrilled that the Red Sox have put these around the park courtesy of RaceCancer Foundation.

Read all about RaceCancer here:


RACE Cancer Foundation fights cancer through action and prevention. We produce kick-ass events to raise funds and awareness for organizations dedicated to kicking cancer’s ass. Our Sunscreen Squad fights skin cancer by bringing free sunscreen dispensers to outdoor events across New England. Based in Boston, RACE is a Massachusetts non-profit organization and federally recognized as 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity, EIN# 27-1859289. Donations and contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law. If you would like to contact us or request a beneficiary grant application for your organization, please drop us a line via hello[at]




PaulIE Walnuts Saves Me From A Horrible Stinky Day

I was shoveling bait Sunday morning and when I tipped over a barrel of salted pogies the barrell hit just right and sents a stream of rotten pogie juice up onto my chest and in my face.


It stung pretty badly and I ran to the lobster tanks to flush out my eyes and wash off my face but THAT STINK!

It was all over my shirt and the smell was just emanating straight up into my nostrils.  Make you wanna puke kinda smell.

Just so happens Paulie couldn’t have had better timing.  he brought me this fresh new Art, Rocks! Dry Fit T-Shirt, thank Paulie!

Stinky Shirt-

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Nice Fresh Art, Rocks! Shirt-


Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 8/3/16


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.

Maritime Saturday August 6th, 2016 At the Gloucester Marine Railways

Image ~ August 3, 2016 ~ middlestwalk

August 6, 2016

Position with Backyard Growers!

August 2, 2016 ~ backyardgrowersgloucester

We have a NEW OPENING at Backyard Growers for a Youth Education Coordinator through MassLIFT-AmeriCorps.  The Youth Education Coordinator will help the BYG team develop and grow school programming and youth-focused community programming throughout Gloucester.

Please read below and visit our website and for more information.  The position begins Aug 29, so apply ASAP!

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NEW! MassLIFT-AmeriCorps Position with Backyard Growers: Youth Education Coordinator

Since 2010 Backyard Growers has helped reshape Gloucester’s relationship with food by providing vegetable gardens at schools, organizations, and homes, and by offering ongoing resources, support, and learning opportunities so people can become successful growers. Our goal is to create life-long gardeners inspired by the power of growing one’s own food. Backyard Growers has served over 130 low to moderate income households, 7 organizations and housing communities, and the entire Gloucester school district.

Please visit Backyard Growers website to learn more about our programs.

Backyard Growers is accepting applications for an additional MassLIFT service member for the 2016-2017 service year to serve as a Youth Education Coordinator.

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 will begin ASAP.

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:

FREE EVENT: Family Community Pizza Party!

August 1, 2016 ~ epdsfrontdesk

SAVE THE DATE! AUGUST 8TH! 4 pm to 7pm at Eastern Point Day School (8 Farrington Ave, near Niles Beach)

This  FREE EVENT is being hosted by EPDS! Join us for Storytime, facepainting & kids games and activities!

*Bring chairs and blankets*

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CATA Wednesday Mall Bus

August 1, 2016 ~ fswebb

Each Wednesday, CATA provides bus service to a different shopping center off Cape Ann for senior and disabled customers. 

  • 1st Wednesday     WalMart
  • 2nd Wednesday    Christmas Tree Shops
  • 3rd Wednesday     Trader Joe’s
  • 4th (& 5th) Wednesday     Liberty Tree & North Shore Malls

The bus picks up at the Rockport Senior Center at 9:30am and the Gloucester Senior Center at 9:45am.  The bus returns to town starting at 1pm.  The cost is $5 round trip. 

Please call 978-283-7916 for additional information.

Happy Shopping Rockport Gloucester Mall bus Flyer – AUGUST 2016