@coastal_exposure Photo- July 4th 2016✨ Good Harbor Beach


race-and-parade-win-2016-9070-586x315Join Schooner Adventure in Martha’s Vineyard September 16 & 17 for the 28th Annual Pat West Gaff Rig and Schooner Race on Saturday, September 17th! This annual race benefits the island non-profit program, Sail Martha’s Vineyard. Adventure will be docked at Tisbury Wharf in Vineyard Haven Harbor from Thursday through Sunday hosting several dockside and sailing events.

To purchase tickets and read more, visit the Adventure’s website here.schooner-adventure-sunset-gloucester-harbor-2-copyright-kim-smithschooner-adventure-sunset-gloucester-harbor-copyright-kim-smithRecent snapshots of the Schooner Adventure docked at the Jodrey State Fish Pier


14263992_896421497128352_6394351660514559626_nJoin us for Backyard Growers’ very first annual fundraiser! We are coming together to celebrate Backyard Growers’ work in the community and to raise funds to support our school garden programs. Enjoy cocktails, a delicious pizza buffet, and get to know the other folks in your community who are passionate about kids, gardening, healthy eating, and delicious food!

WHEN: Thursday, October 13 from 6-9pm
WHERE: Short & Main, 36 Main Street, Gloucester

PROGRAM: Dinner served at 6:30. Program begins at 7:00.
6:00 – Appetizers & drinks
6:30 – Buffet dinner
7:00 – Program begins featuring:
–Lara Lepionka, Executive Director of Backyard Growers
–Dr. Richard Safier, Gloucester Public Schools Superintendent
–Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken
–J. Harrison, Executive Director of The Food Project
–Peggy Lyman, Backyard Growers program participant
7:30 – Program ends. Mingle until 9pm!

Statement of The Gloucester Police Department 

SEP 14 2016

Statement of the Gloucester Police Department


Gloucester Police Department
David Quinn, Acting Chief
197 Main St.
Gloucester , MA 01930

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

Statement of the Gloucester Police Department

GLOUCESTER — Acting Police Chief David Quinn issues the following statement:

“Last week, I was notified that Chief Leonard Campanello would be taking personal time away from the police department, and I was named acting chief because Assistant Chief John McCarthy is on vacation out of the country.

Yesterday, Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken notified the Gloucester Police Department that Chief Campanello has been placed on indefinite administrative leave, pending the outcome of an investigation initiated by the city. I am unable to comment on that investigation or what it entails.

“However, I want to assure our residents, business owners, and visitors that the Gloucester Police Department is fully operational. The work of the department continues, and the safety of all is our mission and number one concern.

“The Gloucester Police Department ANGEL Initiative continues unchanged. The Gloucester Police Department received a participant on Tuesday evening, and the program remains open and able to place participants into recovery programs.

“Assistant Chief McCarthy will return to work on Thursday and assume the role of Acting Chief at that time.

“On behalf of the entire Gloucester Police Department, I offer my sincere thanks to everyone for their patience and understanding at this time.”

Members of the media have also requested information regarding Sgt. Det. Sean Connors. The Gloucester Police Department can confirm that he has been placed on administrative leave effective Sept. 8. The department does not comment on personnel matters.

Wednesdays at The Rhumb Line…Orville Giddings Hosts this week with special guests: Honkytonk Women 7-10pm 9.14.2016

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, September 14th – 7pm
Special Guest Host: ORVILLE GIDDINGS!


The great Orville Giddings hosts this week’s Wednesday show
(thanks, Orville). His musical guests…

Honkytonk Women 2014

This will be one special evening which I’ll be very sorry to have missed.
But, I’ll be right back at you next week! Try to have fun without me! 🙂 ~ 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!
9/21 – Bradley Royds

9/28 – Chick Marston

10/5 – Fozzie Hill

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Saturday Clean Up

Hi kids:


Hope all is well.

The Time will be 9:00 – 11:00

I have my grandchildren so will not be able to be there.

This weekend is the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Clean up day – a cleaning is scheduled in our area at:

Good Harbor Beach Cape Ann, Massachusetts

We will be meeting at the side entrance of Good Harbor Beach (Nautilus Road) We will be providing refreshments, trash bags, and gloves. However, we do encourage you to bring your own gloves if you can to reduce waste!

More information about the world wide event is here:





Eastern Point Lit House

From our friend Carla Dellaporta: I am actually reading her book now.

Hello all,

Hope to see you all tomorrow night 9/15 at the Eastern Point Lit House Third Thursday Open Mic at 261 Main Street, Gloucester to hear my reading and to purchase a copy of my debut novel, Wounds of the Past.

No fee! No RSVP! Easy!

I am the first speaker so please be sure to arrive by 7:30PM!!

Thanks again and have a great rest of the day,

Today’s papers: Gloucester Police Chief

Boston Globe  and  Gloucester Daily Times- Updated excerpt:

“I have not talked to them,” Campanello said of the administration. “All I can say is I will cooperate fully with what they have going until the conclusion of it. I will abide by whatever they want me to do. And I look forward to getting back to work.

“I think being in a public position and being thrust into the spotlight in these last 15 months, you have to expect this sort of thing,” he said, referring to the time line of the angel program. “You have to expect it will get the attention not only of supporters, but also of people who want to strike it down and maybe take it personally.”






Puppy Love

This crazy pup turned one year old yesterday.  He’s a handful, but watching him interact with the boys reaffirms all of the reasons I took on getting a puppy last Christmas in the first place.  Surely a puppy isn’t right for everyone, but…even though we had two grown dogs when the boys were both born…I’ve always wanted to watch a puppy grow up along with them.  He’s their boy….and he loves them wildly.