Kyle Danikas from The Alicia Unleashed podcast needs Your Help


“Hey guys, I need your help. I have never done anything like this before and I am a little nervous, but I think there are a lot  of good people out there that will help me if I ask.  I am participating in the Walk For Victory on June 11th on Team Zebra for EDS. Over a year ago I was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a group of connective tissue disorders.  The type I have, most people suffer from dislocations or partial dislocations of joints, which results in joint pain, muscle pain and nerve pain (all the pains really) among many other nasty symptoms. Any how, it can really be difficult to fake a smile some days when your knee cap wont stay on. You can read “my story” and donate by clicking the link below. This is one of those things where I can end up being pretty proud of something I did and the people who helped me get there.

The walk is put on by The Marfan Foundation. Marfan Syndrome is similar connective tissue disorder. ALL funds raised for Team Zebra will go DIRECTLY towards Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) research.

Why Zebra? People with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) often identify themselves as zebras. Medical students have been taught for decades that, “When you hear hoofbeats behind you, don’t expect to see a zebra.” In other words, look for the more common and usual, not the surprising, diagnosis.”

The Cemetery Advisory Committee is sponsoring a workshop by the National Park Service

Gravestone Preservation Workshop

First Parish Burying Ground, Gloucester, MA

This 2-day workshop will provide basic information and skills for people who are interested in preserving historic gravestones and cemetery monuments. Each day will have an entirely different focus, and the content will not repeat. Participants are welcome to attend either or both days. The event is raising funds for the Christopher P Robinson International Preservation Trades Exchange Scholarship which will support preservationists who want to travel overseas to expand their skills and knowledge.  June 16 and/or 17, 8-4. $85 for one day or $150 for both. Project of the National Park Service, sponsored by the Gloucester Cemetery Advisory Committee.  Pre-registration required.


(Local contact: Carol Kelly 978 283 8644 or  Thanks.


Mike Tarantino and Phil Curcuru

If you see these two at Good Harbor Beach, tell them thanks for the terrific job they did on the new handicap accessible boardwalk. Additionally, this morning, they were making needed repairs to the footbridge. Thanks so much to Phil and Mike and all of Gloucester’s DPW for getting Gloucester beaches ready and in tip-top shape for the coming Memorial Day weekend.

Classes & Events At Phia Women’s Center

Cape Ann Wellness

It’s the perfect time of year to start a fitness journey. Our classes are for all levels of fitness. Our instructors offer modified movements as well as advanced options in all of our classes. Beach season is right around the corner!

Group Fitness 5-17

We are currently offering a 5 class punch card for our Zumba classes for only $50 with a sixth class for FREE. You can pay for a card on our website or at your first class.
More information at

Coming up at Phia:

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Kitten yoga $20 Saturday May 27th from 2:30 – 4:00
Get tickets at

Phia will also have a table at the 4th Annual Strawberry Festival. We will be offering special deals and will have a fun kid’s activity. Find more information here:
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Week 4 of Katrina’s 1,000 dollar Singer Songwriter Challenge tonight! 7:30 pm 5.23.2017


$1,000 Singer- Songwriter Challenge
week # 3 winner!
Elisa Smith & Erin Bonnie Sue Koren

Sign up by emailing your name, phone number and whether you are a solo artist, duo, trio, etc. to

List of last weeks performers

Mike Foley
Joe Perry
Elisa Smith & Erin Bonnie (first place)
Tatiana Lynn
Tony Frontiero

Judges were, Lilith Fair performer and John Lennon Songwriting Contest winner, Amy Fairchild, 2017 New England Music Award winner, Annie Brobst, and local producer/music aficionado, Gary Gorczyca.


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

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, May 24th – 7pm
Special Guest: JON BUTCHER!

Grammy-nominated Jon Butcher comes to the Rhumb Line
this week. His countless fine recordings, thrilling nation-wide
electric and acoustic performances, major motion picture
scores and more has rightfully earned him the status of
legend from coast to coast. Hard to believe we get chances
like this here in Gloucester – to be so close and intimate. To
feel it way down deep. Better get there early! We hit at 7. ~ 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!
5/31 – John Rockwell

6/7 – Allen Estes

6/14 – Bill Gleason

6/21 – Quentin Callewaert

Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Annual Gloucester outdoor summer concert series Antonio Gentile Bandstand Stage Fort Park

Plenty of room!
Does anyone have photos or film of Sylvester “hooley” Ahola at Stage Fort? 1983 Nick Dellow interview

2017 Summer Concert Series- Sunday nights Free

Stage Fort Park, Hough Ave., Gloucester, MA
All Concerts feature a rain date of the following Wednesday evening at 7pM
July 9 The Continentals (Pop rock band) sponsored by Gloucester Rotary
July 16 Compaq Big Band (jazz) sponsored by Uncle Tony Precision Roofing
July 23 4 Ever Fab The Beatles nicely played tribute band sponsored by Cape Ann Savings Bank
July 30 Southern City Big Band (country) sponsored by Cape Ann Market Place Realty
August 6 American Classics “Salute to Broadway” (cabaret) sponsored by Institution for Savings
August 13 Old Cold Tater with Chick & Ellen (acoustic bluegrass) sponsored by Cazeault solar & Home
August 20, Cape Ann Community Big Band, sponsored by Bank Gloucester
August 27, Lee Lewis and the Doo Wop Allstars, sponsored by Gloucester Lodge of Elks
For Concert information contact:
David L. Benjamin,
Awesome Corporate Sponsors
Sully’s Auto Body

Amazon Is Blowing OUt Pricing On Certified Refurbished Echo Dot

Certified Refurbished Echo Dot (2nd Generation) – Black

List Price:

With Deal:


If you were even slightly considering the home automation, for just today you can get the Echo Dot for the cheapest price ever $37.99

Click here to get the deal

A list of things you can do-

  • A Certified Refurbished Echo Dot is refurbished, tested, and certified to look and work like new
  • Echo Dot (2nd Generation) is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, read the news, set alarms, read audiobooks from Audible, and more
  • Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn
  • Introducing Alexa calling and messaging, a new way to be together with family and friends. Just ask Alexa to call or message anyone with an Echo, Echo Dot, or the Alexa App.
  • Controls lights, fans, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, locks, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, ecobee, and others
  • Hears you from across the room with 7 far-field microphones for hands-free control, even in noisy environments or while playing music
  • Includes a built-in speaker so it can work on its own as a smart alarm clock in the bedroom, an assistant in the kitchen, or anywhere you might want a voice-controlled computer; Amazon Echo is not required to use Echo Dot
  • Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Domino’s, and more

Jane Deering Gallery next exhibit features Cape Ann and California artists opens May 27

“Drawn from Life” group exhibition at Jane Deering Gallery 19 Pleasant Street Gloucester MA reception 3-5PM on Saturday May 27.  The show includes works by Cape Ann artists: Celia Eldridge, David Hruby, Erma Wheeler, Leon Doucette, Melissa Cooper; and California artists– Mary Heebner, Isabelle Greene, Connie Connally, Linda Jones.

Jane Deering Drawn from Life

May 22, 2017 installation view Jane Deering Gallery “Drawn From Life” exhibition


 the gallery website

GAAC/HPSP Star Party Saturday Night, May 27!

Cape Ann Community

Roger AntaresPhoto Credit: Roger Porter

Weather permitting, Halibut Point State Park and the Gloucester Area Astronomy Club will be hosting a star party Saturday evening, May 27, next to the HPSP Visitor Center. Everyone is invited! Come look through the club’s telescopes at a thin crescent moon, Jupiter and its moons, and an array of distant deep-sky objects like galaxies, nebulae and star clusters. Unless we have overcast skies, GAAC will have telescopes set up from dusk to 10:00 pm for public viewing. Of course there is no cost.

Please park in the paved lot off of Gott Ave and walk the short distance up the hill to the Visitor Center, and please keep white lights to a minimum, so everyone’s eyes get a chance to adapt to the dark.

The Gloucester Area Astronomy Club meets at 8:00 pm on the second Friday of the month at the Lanesville Community Center…

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