Our friends Mike and Wendy make the coolest stuff

They do custom work too. Perfect wedding party gifts



Bravo and a standing ovation to the entire cast and crew of AVP”s “Singin in the Rain!!!” Don’t miss this wonderful romantic musical comedy playing Tuesday through Sunday at the Annisquam Village Hall.

“Singin’ in the Rain” is adapted from the 1952 movie of the same name. Set in Hollywood during the late 1920s, the musical tells the story of romantic leading man Don Lockwood, his best friend Cosmo Brown, struggling actress Kathy Seldon, and Lockwood’s leading lady Lina Lamont, whose hilarious voice makes her an unlikely candidate to star in talking films.

The Annisquam Village Players have once again outdone themselves with a fantastic cast of local talent, stellar directing, musical orchestration, choreography, sets, costumes, and lighting. New this year are Rick Blue’s filmed “talkies,” charmingly telling the story of the end of silent films and the coming era of talking pictures.

A witty and zany comedy, the play is perfectly cast. Leads Rockport High School senior Ben Fuller (Lockwood) and Gloucester resident and recent Pingree School graduate Andrew Murdock (Cosmo Brown) are a dynamic comic duo, with exceptional singing and dancing chops. The lovely Emily Whalen (Kathy Seldon), also a recent Pingree School graduate, sings and dances her way into Lockwood’s heart. She is the perfect antidote to Lina Lamont, the brash and villainous diva played by Victoria Fortune.

Behind the scenes star John Hentschel

It was wonderful to see old friends Mary and Jaye, and set designer Chicki with John and Jolene Hentschel.

Tickets may be purchased on line at annisquamvillageplayers.org or at the Annisquam Exchange.

Maggie, Alice, Rick from North Carolina

When walking out to Rafe’s Chasm on Tuesday ran into visitors from North Carolina.  While talking Maggie, a lovely woman, realized I was with Good Morning Gloucester.  Maggie, Alice and Rick have been visiting Cape Ann for 8 years and follow Good Morning Gloucester.  Love meeting visitors.  This family was so nice and enjoyed meeting them very much. 

Soul Rebel Project Concert Castle Hill tomorrow & Zach joins in!

Soul Rebel Project will be playing tomorrow at the Thursday Night Picnic Concert at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate. It’s the 21st year for this summer concert series at Cranes, a Trustees property, 290 Argilla Rd, Ipswich, MA. Concerts are 7pm – 9pm and gates open at 5pm for the tailgate picnic part. Tickets are available for sale at the gate only: Members: $20/car; Nonmembers: $30/car; Walk-in, bicycle, & motorcycle: $10. 

I’m psyched to hear that Zach Gorrell will be joining in. You may know Zach from his work at Sound Harbor Cape Ann Art Haven or Cape Ann Big Band. They just played Fiesta. He’s awesome! Of course, Gloucester knows Soul Rebel Project, too. And they just played during Fiesta at Minglewood.


The Thursday Night picnic concerts at Harbor Loop in Gloucester are free and held from 6-9pm. Tony Frontiero and John Rockwell & the Headlands are playing Harbor Loop tomorrow.

Enjoy some sights and sounds from Soul Rebel project


Throwback 2011 from Walt

Here are pictures from from the Soul Rebel Project band from last year’s concert at Cranes. Thanks for sharing these great pictures! Good luck tomorrow!

Soul Rebel Project

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Wednesdays with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line ~ Tonight’s special guest: Ed Daily 7:00pm 8.9.2017

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, August 9th – 7pm
Special Guest: ED DALEY!

We have all waited so long for the great ED DALEY to
fly back to the nest from his long, long residence in
Nashville. Writer of “My Night With You” and so many
other timeless classics, I expect nothing less than a
triumphant, captivating performance this Wednesday…
AND… a full turnout from his adoring fans! That means
YOU, folks! ~ 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!
8/16 – Marina Evans

8/23 – Liz Frame

8/30 – Down Home Swing

9/6 – John Rockwell

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

Ocean diamonds summer beach day

Seriously glistening summer day. Cape Ann SUP kypads are really holding up: we’re going on two years of steady use, after renting and taking lessons from Dominic. Gloucester is lucky to have several water sport shopping options. Besides Cape Ann SUP, we’ve had surf lessons, rented and purchased wetsuits (for guests, too) from Surfari on 210 Main Street. Cape Ann Divers in (Shaw’s) Cape Ann Marketplace is another place we’ve purchased various beach essentials and wetsuits.


seriously beautiful day for SUP stand up paddle board IMG_20170809_082558

Don’t forget- Join for the 1st ANNUAL CAPE ANN SUPahBOWL SATURDAY AUGUST 12 PAVILION BEACH GLOUCESTER MA http://www.capeannsup.com/cape-ann-paddleboard-events/

I keep meaning to ask him what he thinks about the self inflating type that went a tad viral in 2016. It’s still in development.


self inflating sup

2015 prototype

Perfect! Toodeloos! is perfect sponsor for The Princess Bride HarborWalk summer cinema tonight

Toodeloos! and Island Art and Hobby at 142 Main Street is year round fun. They’ve consolidated two long standing creative and well curated independent local stores together into one space: both a fabulous local toy store and a professional art supply shop.


Toodeloos! is between the Birdseye and Winslow Homer HarborWalk story moment markers, and a short jaunt to the summer cinema at I4C2.

gentleman reading the Winslow Homer plaque on the HarborWalk trail today, Gloucester MA
James Owen Calderwood and Cape Ann Art Haven murals are such a great pass through on Parsons between Main and Rogers (across the street from Toodeloos!)

And from the HarborWalk marker at St. Peter’s park, it’s easy to check out the new murals by Danny Diamond at Cape Ann Brewery 11 Rogers Street!


HarborWalk Summer Cinema 2017 poster


Saratoga Springs

Yesterday I wrote about our trip to the Saratoga Race Track and the Whitney.  Well, after a fun day at the track, a phenomenal dinner at Delmonico’s Italian Steak House, and a good night’s sleep at the Desmond Hotel, we woke up in the morning and spent a few hours strolling through downtown Saratoga Springs.

I’ve been wanting to visit Saratoga Springs for several years now as I’ve heard some pretty great things about it. I can’t lie….as much as I love the boys….I’ve actually been meaning to get away for a “grown up” vacation as I believe I am correct in saying that the town boasts more restaurants/bars per capita than any other place in the country.  It has also been dubbed “The happiest city in New York.”  How can one go wrong?

Well, it did not disappoint.  We parked next to a super cute park…in a covered lot…for free….and enjoyed walking through town for a couple of hours.  My only regret is that we had a huge breakfast and were too full to enjoy any of the awesome restaurants that we passed by.  Many were, for the record, totally dog friendly.  We heard live music from no fewer than five establishments and did some great window shopping!  It had such a great vibe, was totally clean, the people were courteous, and the architecture was stunning.  Once again…I found myself not really ready to go home…and already looking forward to going back.

Mommy & Me Fitness Class Coming Soon!

Cape Ann Wellness

mother-daughter-love-sunset-51953Starting Wednesday August 23rd we will be offering a fun mommy and me fitness class for moms with children 0-3 years old. The class will be every Wednesday morning from 9:00 – 10:00am.  Mommy and Me Fitness will feature fun kid friendly music, and exercises that include the kids and give Mom a great workout. Children who can not sit up on their own should come in their car seat for easy mobility. We have a separate, comfortable area available for breastfeeding mothers to nurse. Bring water, towel, your little one, and your sense of humor!

We are also excited to announce that starting in September Phia will be offering childcare during select classes. Now there’s no need to arrange for a babysitter or wait until your spouse is home. We’ve got you covered! Stay tuned for more details and the release of our fall schedule.

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CATA Student Bus Passes are scheduled to be sold in the Gloucester High  School Atrium on Wednesday, August 23, Thursday, August 24 and Friday, August 25 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.; Monday, August 28from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Tuesday, August 29, Wednesday, August 30 and Thursday, August 31 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Gloucester High School Atrium. Student Passes will not be available for purchase at the CATA office until after September 4.

The Pass Plus, Unlimited Semester (Fall or Spring) Pass and Unlimited Annual Pass will be on sale. The Unlimited Semester (Fall or Spring) Pass and Unlimited Annual Pass are photo IDs and the student must be present at the time of purchase. The cost for the Unlimited Annual Pass is $200.00; the cost for the Unlimited Semester (Fall or Spring) Pass  is $100.00 and the cost for the Pass Plus is $25.00. All Passes are payable by cash or check. For further information, call the CATA office at 978-283-7916.

How Do You Feel About Marijuana In Gloucester? Ward Meeting Schedule

On behalf of Mayor Romeo Theken and Gloucester City Council, please see the attached flyer regarding upcoming Ward meetings designed to inform the public on potential marijuana policies being considered by the council with the hope to collect input from the citizens on their will directly. For any follow-up questions, please contact Councilor Gilman (vgilman@gloucester-ma.gov) or the Clerk’s office for more information. Dates are as follows (any changes will be seen here: http://gloucester-ma.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1168


With Updates from Legal, Law Enforcement and Health Dept
City Leaders Want YOUR Community Feedback!

Ward Meetings Open to All – Ward Meeting dates as follows:

  • August 13th Sunday Ward 2 and 3 Legion Memorial – 8 Washington St. 6:00 PM
  • August 16th Wednesday Ward 1 East Gloucester Elementary School – 8 Davis Street 6:00 PM

Christopher Sicuranza

Director of Communications & Constituent Services

Office of Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken

City Hall – 9 Dale Avenue

Gloucester, MA 01930

(978) 281-9700