Photos from the beautiful Sunday morning’s mass and procession in honor of Saint Peter. The mass was lead by Reverend Mark O’Connell, Bishop of the North Region of the Archdiocese of Boston, and Fr. Jim Achadinha, Pastor of the Catholic Community of Gloucester and Rockport.

Windhover Season Opens with Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company

Windhover Season Opens
with Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company

Performance of signature dances as well as “lost” work among highlights


Windhover is proud to announce the annual performing arts season begins with a bang when the internationally renowned Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company takes up residence starting on Tuesday, June 27 until Sunday, July 2, 2017. The company of six dancers will be teaching master classes, culminating in three public performances scheduled for Thursday, June 29 at 7:30pm, Friday, June 30 at 7:30 and Saturday, July 1, at 7:30pm. The performances will be on the outdoor stage if weather allows. Otherwise they will be performed inside the back studio, and it will be first come first-served with limited space. No tickets are required, but a suggested donation of $20 is greatly appreciated.

The PERFORMANCE schedule is as follows:

Thursday June 29 & Friday June 30th at 7:30pm

Ina Hahn’s choreography to two sections of Bach’s cello suite no.6 performed live by cellist Josh Gordon. The piece is titled: “Fragments of Six”. Sharing the program is Paul Taylor’s work titled “Junction” performed to Bach’s cello suites no.1 & 4.

“Tracer” is the last piece on the program. It was a lost work created by Paul Taylor in 1962 that disappeared from the repertory. The work was reconstructed last year and performed at the 92nd St Y in New York.  It involved a collaboration between the late renowned artist Robert Rauschenberg and choreographer Paul Taylor. Art historian Robert Saltonstall Mattison will provide insights into this collaborative process with an introductory talk beforehand.

Saturday July 1st: at 7:30pm

An all-out Paul Taylor program with masterpieces that include “Company B” with songs sung by the Andrew Sisters. The “Uncommitted”, with music by Arvo Pärt is from 2011. And “Junction” performed to sections of Bach’s cello suites no. 1 & 4 which is a link to Ina Hahn and her choreography, as both choreographers used J.S. Bach’s music as their inspiration for their dances.


Open to the public to all ages and all levels are SIX masterclasses taught by company members from the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company. Donations are welcome. The schedule of classes is as follows, taught in the back dance studio at Windhover.

Wednesday, June 28th

9:30-11:00 am: General class level, all ages.

4:00-5:15 pm: Beginner class

5:30-7:00 pm: Intermediate class

Thursday, June 29th:

9:30-11:00am General class level, all ages.

Friday, June 30th:

9:30-11:00am General class, all ages.

Saturday July 1st:

9:30-11:00am General class, all ages.

For further information, please contact Executive Director, Lisa Hahn at or by phone at 978-546-3611.



257 rear Granite Street • Rockport, MA. 01966 • 978-546-3611


Gentile Bandstand 2017 Concert Schedule

All concerts begin at 7:00pm. Parking is free, restrooms are handicap accessible and the audience is encouraged to bring a chair and a picnic lunch (carry in – carry out). Rain dates are the following Wednesday evening at 7:00pm. Location: Stage Fort Park, Hough Avenue, Gloucester, MA

For concert information please contact David Benjamin, Tel. 978-281-0543,
Email: or visit,

Charlee Bianchini joins Fly Amero this Wednesday @ The Rhumb Line 7pm

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, June 28th – 7pm

Sheila Roberts Orlando photo

Always a joy, the ever talented Charlee Bianchini will be our
guest this Wednesday at the Rhumb Line. Her music is just
beautiful… and, so is she! ~ 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!
7/05 – Orville Giddings

7/12 – Toni Ann

7/19 – Honkeytonk Women

Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Dog Bar Restaurant and Bar is moving on. Last night opened Friday June 30, 2017

Its been a great run at 65 Main Street, but it’s quickly coming to an end. Friday June 30 is our last day at this historic location. Please come out and celebrate the end of an era with us as we wind down our last week.

Tonight – Open Mic with Special Guest Sarah Schuyler and $3 draughts

Wednesday – The Last Karaoke Waltz and $3 draughts

Thursday – Customer and all current and former employee appreciation night with Over the Bridge (and $3 draughts)


Customer and staff appreciation 7-9pm. If you ever worked here or ever hung out, come down tonight for a dog bar reunion and celebrate ten years of whatever it was we did here. Stick around for OVER THE BRIDGE starting at 9.
If you can’t make it tonight, gone down tomorrow for our last night at this location with JOE MACK!

Friday – For the last night, were bringing back Joe Mack and $3 draughts


I would like to send a huge shout out to all of the great employees who have given so much to make this a dynamic and fun environment over the past ten years, and to all of the customers who have supported us. Thank you for being such an integral part to the Dog Bar family. It’s been an amazing ride.


65 Main St
Gloucester, Massachusetts

Call (978) 281-6565


Day six, and all four Good Harbor Beach Piping Plovers are thriving! Their survival is in large part due to the efforts of Ken Whittaker, Dave Rimmer, and a growing assemblage of wonderful volunteers. If you would like to volunteer to take a shift babysitting the PiPl, please email Ken Whittaker at kwhittaker@gloucester-ma-gov. Ken is meeting groups on the beach to explain the protocol. The shifts are brief and it’s great fun to be at GHB as an ambassador for the Plovers while monitoring and answering questions.

Catherine Ryan and her sons Charles and George King have the early morning shifts, from 6am to 7:30, and they are splitting it three ways, each taking a half hour. Piping Plover watchers are invited to take notes–here are one of the volunteers, Hazel’s, excellent notes:

“I was there from about 11.30 to 1 pm today June 26..

During that time I only saw one adult at a time, probably about once every 20 minutes, not doing much – preening, sitting on the sand, resting under a bush, moving around relatively slowly. I also saw one baby at a time moving about – except for the last 20 minutes when I saw 2, possibly 3, moving around at the same time (I had lent my binoculars to some interested bystanders so not sure of the number).

I spoke to 2 groups of young people playing with a ball and a frisbee – they were unaware of the plover nest and very agreeable to moving further away. One couple were seated very close to the rope, and also unaware of the plovers.  They said they would watch out for babies coming outside the enclosure, and later had been watching one of the babies moving around inside.

Two other groups were close to the enclosure and already aware. The second group arrived when two or three babies were moving around and excited to see them through binoculars.

I will be back tomorrow from 11 to 1 pm.


Loved reading the King brother’s notes. Great job Charles and George!!

Five Day-Old Piping Plover Chick Foraging for Insects

While walking through the dunes on boardwalk 3 at Good Harbor on the way to volunteer, or simply to visit the PiPl, notice the Common Milkweed that is in full glorious bloom. You may catch a whiff of its wonderful honey-hay scent. And quite possibly, a Monarch sighting, or two!

Male Monarch Nectaring from Common Mikweed, Good Harbor Beach Dune

Free class to first time customers!

Cape Ann Wellness

Phia is extending our Free First Class offer into July! Want to try out one of our classes and see what the buzz is about? This is a great opportunity to experience one of our fun fitness classes with NO obligation. All of our classes are for all levels of fitness and our instructors offer different intensity and difficulty levels during each class. We offer strengthening classes, integrated flexibility training, Zumba, yoga, ballet fitness and guided mediation. Our classes are tailored to the specific strength and weight loss issues that women face and we will work with you to achieve your fitness and wellness goals. If you like your first class you can drop into another class for just $10 or sign up for a class punch card and receive an additional free class.

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Live From Studio Crepe in Rockport

Studio Crepe is announcing some delicious new flavors and some new extended hours of operation! To do so, they are handing out some pretty great free samples on the side of the street on Railroad Avenue. Get down there while they’re still available.    If you haven’t been the Stdio Crepe before, put it on your to do list for sure!


Good Morning, Dear

Or…in this case…Good Morning, Deer!

My friend and I were out for an early morning walk/run and encountered this little deer crossing the quiet street down on Eastern Point.  It seemed completely unfazed by us and actually followed us for a few steps as we began to walk away.  Nice way to start a day for sure!

Photo credit to my friend, Diane Linn for snapping and sharing this photo since I didn’t have my phone.


GHS Class of ’74 kick back & enjoy Gloucester Harbor Shuttle charter


“A lot of my classmates from GHS Class of ’74 chartered the Harbor Shuttle for a 2HR cruise around the harbor.  Our evening couldn’t have been more perfect. Old and dear classmates and some friends shared great conversation, an amazing night and a beautiful tour of the harbor where we all grew up. We all  brought our own refreshments and let Steve do the driving . If you are looking to find a memorable way to enjoy the scenic view of the city and want a great evening with friends you should consider chartering Cape Ann Harbor Cruise.”  – Pauline Bresnahan


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