Gloucester Fireworks July 4 2016 -7 copyright Kim Smith


WITHOUT AN INFUSION OF DONATIONS MADE BY FRIDAY AT MIDNIGHT, the Schooner Festival/Labor Day weekend fireworks will be cancelled. Gail McCarthy, senior staff writer for the Gloucester Times, reports that Barry Pett, who heads the Gloucester Fund and has organized Gloucester’s fireworks shows for the past 25 years, shares that there is only $4,000.00 in the kitty when approximately $12,500.00 is needed. Insurance costs alone are $1,000.

I think we can do this! I just made my donation on the Gloucester Fund’s website FIREWORKS page here. You can donate with all the usual credit cards as well as through PayPal. Or send a check to the following address with the memo “Fireworks”

The Gloucester Fund
45 Middle Street
Gloucester, MA  01930

Our July 3rd fireworks were spectacular, so thank you for that Barry Pett!! Let’s continue the fun!


Joe Nadeau & Jay Aptt One Night Only! Friday 7-11pm at the Lobster Trap in Essex ,Ma 8.26.2016


One Night only!!! This Friday 7-11pm at the Lobster Trap in Essex ,Ma (no they’re not opened again )Our band Manager and Tour bus mechanic rented the place for Joe and Karen’s arrival into Fishtown. Joe is only around town to see family and for a quick gig with The F.T. Band and our good friends The Steamers opening the show!. The F.T. Band has the pleasure of having caught and empty schedule night for the very busy ivory tickler John Hyde on Keys and ACCORDION!! We have to ask for a $10 cover which includes finger sandwiches and snacks etc. 2 bartenders to cover the bar. We ALL would like to thank our band manager Sean Nolan and Extreme Truck and Auto for setting up and paying for this night!
Sean and crew …..this Notes for YOU!

The Pink House

The Pink House has been part of the landscape of Newburyport since the 1920s and although it is empty and has remained uninhabited for quite a while, it welcomes you  whenever you are heading to Parker River Wildlife Refuge.  This house is one of the most photographed and painted houses around and it has recently been rumored to be slated for demolition, although there is a organization, Save the Newbury Pink House,  working to save it.   The house is presently owned by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and managed by the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge.  I know you are all probably getting tired of my night shots, but summer is the best time to stay out late….since it’s warm and all…so here is yet another night photo of The Pink House!

The Pink House – Newburyport

Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 8/26/16


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.

Printmaking at the Cape Ann Museum

August 25, 2016 ~ Cape Ann Museum

A four-part Folly Cove Designer-inspired printmaking workshop at the Cape Ann Museum
Every Thursday,   October 27, 2016 — November 17, 2016

10:00 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.

Enjoy four days of close instruction from artists Mary Rhinelander and Victoria Petway as they delve into the world of block printing. A shared affinity for the Folly Cove Designers brought Mary and Victoria together and they will guide the workshop using Virginia Lee Burton Demetrios’ three rules: Do it! Don’t copy! Don’t give up!

This customized course offers adult participants a special opportunity to create his/her own artwork surrounded by the inspirational work of the Folly Cove Designers. Participants will sketch, carve linoleum blocks and print an original work to take home.  They will leave this course with a greater understanding of the history and work of the Folly Cove Designers, with a new creative outlet and with twenty original greeting cards just in time for the holiday season. All levels of experience are welcome and materials will be provided (participants will be required to bring enthusiasm and some elbow grease!).

Louise Kenyon, Folly Cove Design

The workshop will meet on Thursdays, October 27 through November 17.

$125 for CAM members / $145 for nonmembers. Space is limited to 15, reservations required: (978) 283-0455 x10 or or register on Eventbrite.

Cape Ann Museum Book Club

August 25, 2016 ~ Cape Ann Museum

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present a monthly book club for year-round residents of Cape Ann. Beginning this October and running through April, the Museum will host book club meetings on the third Tuesday of the month in its auditorium from 11:00a.m. to 12:30p.m.

Space is limited to 15; reservations are required and will be for the entirety of the October to April program length. Due to the afternoon meeting time participants are invited to bring their boxed lunches. Free for Museum members or included with general admission. Not a member? Join prior to registration and save at least $15! Contact Program Coordinator, Kate LaChance to book your spot now!

The selection of books can be seen below along with the meeting date at which it will be discussed.

winter, woman reading

Image: Charles Allan Winter (1869–1942), Woman Reading, c. 1898. Oil on canvas. Museum purchase, 2015. Funds provided by Arthur Ryan.

October 18 – Wendy Warren, New England Bound Description

November 15 – Anna Solomon, Leaving Lucy Pear Description

(skip December)

January 17 – Jeff Bolster,  The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail Description

February 21 – Erik Larson, The Devil in the White City Description

March 21 – Adele Crockett Robertson, The Orchard Description

April 18 – Honor Moore, The White Blackbird Description


The Cape Ann Museum celebrates the art, history and culture of Cape Ann – a region with a rich and varied culture of nationally significant historical, industrial and artistic achievement. The Museum’s collections include fine art from the 19th century to the present, artifacts from the fishing, maritime and granite quarrying industries, textiles, furniture, a library/archives, and two historic houses. For a detailed media fact sheet please visit

The Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $10.00 adults, $8.00 Cape Ann residents, seniors and students. Youth (18 and under) and Museum members are free. For more information please call: (978)283-0455 x10. Additional information can be found online at