Gloucester Fresh campaign attracts international businesses

Boston Globe

March 23, 2017

By Dave Rattigan

The city‘s Gloucester Fresh initiative had a big week, with a major promotional event and the announcement of a $13,000 grant award. It hosted more than 70 guests — including businesses from Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Mexico, and Iceland — at a tasting reception at Seafood Expo North America in Boston. The three-day expo, which ended Tuesday, attracted about 100 new business leads, according to a prepared statement from organizers. Also this week, Gloucester learned it would receive $13,000 from the state Division of Marine Fisheries’ Seafood Marketing pilot grant program. “If you are looking for fresh seafood, the quality that comes off our boats is 100 percent,” said Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, who spoke at the reception and ran a cooking demonstration with Angela Sanfilippo of the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association.

Mayor Sefatia and Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association Angela Sanffilippo provide and update to the Seafood North America Expo delegation on the seafood opportunities in Gloucester.


Feather and Wedge – 5 Main Street Rockport MA


Rockport Has Arrived. Sexy.  Classy.  Adult.  Delicious. Finally.

Check Out Their Website-

Reservations   978-999-5917

I have to imagine that the fine folks that live in beautiful Rockport MA are praising the heavens that they have a sleek, adult downtown restaurant to gather and nosh on something other than fish and chips (not that there’s anything wrong with fish and chips).

Chef Doug Papows which we’ve been a fan of for a long while has landed at Feather and Wedge.  Kate and I went last night and were not disappointed.

Beautiful room, great food, excellent service.  We will be back.

I’ll let the pictures do the talking-


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Tonight Katrina’s showcases The Martha Bourne Band 9pm 3.25.2017

The Martha Bourne Band
w/ John Funkhouser on keys; Mike Connors on drums; Mike Castellana on guitar and Jim Haggerty on bass
(Martha Bourne winner of “Katrina’s ‘$1,000 Singer- Songwriter Challenge”  last December).
have a listen and hope to see you there!


Come check out the winner of the first Katrina’s ‘$1,000 Singer- Songwriter Challenge. Martha Bourne freelance musician, composer and producer.
Katrina’s is very excited to welcome the Martha Bourne Band!
Martha Bourne also writes and produces music for tv and indie film.
You do not want to miss this event!

” Martha Bourne’s new album is awash in moments of brilliance…some of these songs are true gems.”
— Steve Morse

“Bourne’s musical ideas are so expansive they rarely can be contained in a 3-minute song”



14 Rogers St,
Gloucester, MA
(978) 515-7817





If you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.

Cape Ann Wellness



($160 for Cape Ann YMCA Members)

April 2 – May 12

Cape Ann Power Yoga

Join a healthy, engaged, and clear eyed community at Cape Ann Power Yoga for 40 Days to your own Personal Revolution and set yourself up for the Best Summer of Your Life.


Never done yoga? Sore? Not flexible? Out of shape? Nervous? Intimidated? This program is for you.


Starting next week with a kickoff meeting – you’ll come and take 5 classes in studio every week, learn to practice yoga at home by yourself, build meditation and mindful eating into your day to day, and start to shift some habits in your life, and meet some people of real quality in the other participants.

I encourage you to jump in with two feet. As a participant in this program last fall I confirmed the suspicions I had that no one in this life is…

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Cape Ann Theatre Collaborative Play "An Inspector Calls"

Our play “An Inspector Calls”  We will be performing at the Gloucester Stage Co. March 30-31 April 1-2 and 7-9

Showtime evenings at 7:30 and Sunday at 5:00pm.


Forefront: Dave Rich, Lauren Ashly Suchecki

Background : Ashley Skeffington, Nathan Arroyo-Long

Ashley Skeffington,  Bob Karish

Left: Bob Karish, Dave Rich, Lauren Ashly Suchecki

Lauren Ashly Suchecki, Dave Rich, Ashley Skeffington, Nathan Arroyo-Long

Ticket reservation:

With much appreciation,


An Ounce of Compost, A Pound of Stewardship: Cape-Ann Non-Profit Boosts Sustainability

An Ounce of Compost, A Pound of Stewardship: Cape-Ann Non-Profit Boosts Sustainability

For just $10, you can join the movement to make Cape Ann sustainable through the purchase of local, high quality compost. Seaside Sustainability is partnering with Black Earth Compost in order to provide the highest quality of local compost at the best price. Spreading good quality compost boosts plant nutrients and taste and improves the garden’s soil that they are grown in. All money raised through the fundraiser will go to Seaside Sustainability’s Sea Yacht Sailing program, in which individuals can learn about water safety, basic sailing, navigation, oceanic terminology, as well as maritime sustainability.