A glorious Gloucester good morning, brought to you by scenes from Maritime Gloucester. Looking forward to a great time tomorrow at Maritime Heritage Day and the fireworks over beautiful Gloucester Harbor!!! And the clambake, and the carillon concert! It’s going to be a super Gloucester day in every way! Here is Saturday’s schedule of events:

Saturday, September 2, 2017

10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Maritime Gloucester Heritage Day
Maritime Gloucester, located at 23 Harbor Loop in downtown Gloucester, will host its annual Heritage Day celebration from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The event is free to the public.

4:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Gloucester House Public Clambake
Music, food and a whole lot of fun. The cost is only $16 for Lobster, Corn and Cornbread.

5:15 pm to 5:45 pm
Carillon Concert at Our Lady of Good Voyage, final concert of the summer series can be heard throughout the downtown Gloucester area.

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Concert on Stacy Boulevard
Live music and light effects on Stacy Boulevard with a break during the fireworks.

7:00 pm
Fireworks Viewing Party at Beauport, the Sleeper McCann House.
Watch Gloucester’s annual Schooner Festival fireworks display from the terrace and lawn of Beauport. Treat yourself to an abridged evening tour as the house transforms at night. Bring blankets, chairs, picnics, and mosquito spray. Candles are prohibited. Adults and children over twelve only, please. $12 Historic New England members, $20 nonmembers. Registration is required. 978-283-0800

7:00 pm
Boat Parade of Lights
The annual Boat Parade of Lights begins at dusk at Jones Creek on the Annisquam River, travels down the river, through the drawbridge and into Gloucester Harbor, ending in the Smith’s Cove area of the harbor.Click here for information on joining the Lighted Boat Parade.

9:15 pm
Fireworks Display over Gloucester Harbor. (following Parade of Lights, time approximate)
(The Gloucester Fireworks Committee is in need of more donations for the Labor Day weekend fireworks. Donations may be made to The Gloucester Fund, 45 Middle St., Gloucester, MA 01930. Please notate “fireworks” on your donation.)

Check here for the 2017 Schooner Festival complete schedule of events.

Ship’s Bell Schooner Adventure

 Schooner Ardelle and Dory

Help Wanted


Contract- up to 6 months

Location: Gloucester, Ma

Job Description:

Need a person that can perform small to medium size jobs using various construction methods – primarily unistrut, 80/20, and wire mesh panels. Will need to be able to route wiring and water lines along cable ways. This person will have to work with engineers and designers to review plans, provide constructive feedback and participate in a group collaboration for the various projects.

Job Requirements

  • 1st shift M-F with some OT, as needed
  • Able to perform construction tasks with little supervision
  • Able to work with metal materials in construction
  • Able to work on a ladder
  • Able to layout walls and hang doors
  • Should be familiar with Unistrut parts and construction
  • Should be familiar with 80/20 parts and construction
  • Should be familiar with Wire Mesh cable trays construction
  • Should be able to route wiring along cable trays
  • Should be able to route water lines along cable trays
  • Able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
  • Must be able to work safely and follow safety procedures and protocols
  • Must be able to work with various hand tools, powered and not powered
    • Drill
    • Wrenches
    • Wire cutter
    • Zip ties
  • Please email resume Patty Shofner at

Electro/Mechanical Assembler

Contract- up to 18 months

3rd Shift (Mon-Thur 9pm to 7am)

  • Please email resume Patty Shofner at

Perform a wide variety of routine and non-routine electrical / mechanical assembly operations including installation of power distribution cables, harnesses.

· Follow work orders, schematics, wiring diagrams, engineering specifications, sketches, and written and / or verbal instructions to build electro-mechanical and or pneumatic assemblies, subassemblies and components.

· Complete rework on assemblies and / or systems as a result of testing.

What You Need to Bring to the Table:

· One to two (1-2) years electro-mechanical experience. Auto Mechanics is considered electro-mechanical.

· Basic computer skills necessary.

· Vacuum experience preferred.

· Ability to lift and / or carry up to 50 lbs.

· Ability to work in an environment which is subject to cold, heat, and noise.

· Willingness to work off shifts.

· Adherence to safety guidelines and Lean initiatives.

Labor Day Weekend Traffic & Events Notice (9/1 to 9/4)

Cape Ann Community

Gloucester’s Labor Day Weekend Events & Traffic Advisory for Sept 1 to Sept 4, 2017:

Please be advised of special events and beach/marathon traffic this long weekend (especially for Monday’s marathon), including:

Thank you to the Gloucester Police Department (Official), Gloucester Beaches / DPW, and all city staff working this weekend to help support these events and services! Happy Labor Day!

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Rockport Gets Jazzy

Rockport Music brings jazz this fall with Tamir Hendelman, Regina Carter, Michael Feinstein, and much more 

This Fall, Rockport Music features the best in jazz, soul and the American Songbook featuring the Tamir Hendelman Trio, soul queen Bettye LaVette, jazz violinist Regina Carter in a program entitled Simply Ella, as well as the incomparable Michael Feinstein.

Friday, September 8, 8 PM
Tamir Hendelman Trio

With his hard-swinging approach and feather light touch, pianist Tamir Hendelman has emerged as one of the most intriguing jazz talents to arrive on the scene in quite some time. On top of his own trio outings as a leader, the Israeli-born artist is best known for his outstanding work with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra.  With the CHJO, Tamir has recorded for John Pizzarelli, Gladys Knight and Diana Krall. He is the pianist/arranger on Jackie Ryan’s “You and the Night and the Music” and Janis Mann’s “A Perfect Time.” He is also featured on Natalie Cole’s “Still Unforgettable” and Barbara Streisand’s Love is the Answer.  Tickets:  $29, $24 

Sunday, September 17, 5 PM
Lizz Wright

A vocalist of uncommon talent and spirit who slides effortlessly between jazz, R&B, gospel, blues and folk, Lizz Wright has a smoky, supple voice that has beguiled fans and critics alike for over a decade.  Her most recent effort, 2015’s Freedom & Surrender, featured a set almost entirely made up of originals.  Tickets: $59, $55, $45

An Intimate Evening with Bettye LaVette
Featuring Alan Hill on Keyboards

A soul queen with a commanding voice and a hugely charismatic stage presence, Bettye LaVette comes to Rockport in the midst of a long-deserved career renaissance.  The Grammy-nominated singer was recently given the Blues Music Award for Soul Blues Female Singer of the Year. Tickets: $46, $40, $29

Sunday, October 8, 5 PM
Regina Carter: Simply Ella

The foremost jazz violinist of her generation and recipient of the prestigious “genius grant” from the MacARthur Foundation, Regina Carter is touring off her recent release, Ella: Accentuate the Positive, marking the 100th birthday of a musical legend. The program celebrates the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald – the source of Regina’s musical inspiration. Tickets: $55, $49, $39

Friday, October 20, 8 PM
Michael Feinstein

Over the last three decades, Michael Feinstein has brought the music of the Great American songbook to the world.  A five-time Grammy nominee, Feinstein has also received tremendous TV success with his Emmy nominated special Michael Feinstein-The Sinatra Legacy, the PBS series Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook, as well as hosting an acclaimed NPR series. Hailed as “the Ambassador of the Great American Songbook,” Feinstein is one of the most important musical forces of our time. Tickets: $125, $105, $85

Saturday, December 2, 3 & 8 PM
Cape Ann Big Band Holiday

Enjoy the holidays with Cape Ann’s own 17-piece big band performing holiday favorites, old and new, infused with a bit of jazz, swing, and rock n’ roll.   Tickets:  $36, $29, $19

Sunday, December 3, 5 PM
An Evening with George Winston

One of the most successful and recognized solo pianists in the world, George Winston brings his remarkably enduring and highly imitated piano style to Rockport for the first time in a concert just in time for the holiday season.  This concert will feature George’s Winter Show, which will include melodic fall  and winter type songs, some of Vince Guaraldi’s Peanuts pieces, pieces inspired  by the New Orleans piano & the stride piano traditions, and songs from his  upcoming albums.  Tickets: $52, $45, $38

Wednesday, February 7, 7 PM
Beantown Swing Orchestra

The 18-piece big band performs music of the swing era with its characteristic and infectious swing beat, as well as Sinatra classics. The Orchestra’s mission is to bring big band music back into the mainstream for future generations to enjoy. The orchestra features many young and notable vocalists, including American Idol finalists and other rising stars. The concert will include a local student quintet and vocalist in the program.  Tickets: $20, $15


Friday, November 3, 7 PM
Rockport Folk Summit: Pickers & Fiddlers
Session Americana & Lonely Heartstring Band

Two of New England’s most celebrated roots music bands—Session Americana and the Lonely Heartstring Band–team up for a truly special night celebrating the great Americana tradition. These acclaimed bands will each perform a set before joining forces in an exciting hootenanny collaboration. Tickets: $26, $20

Saturday, November 18, 8 PM
Justin Townes Earle
Opening Act: Joshua Hedley

Justin Townes Earle has emerged as a genre-busting acclaimed singer-songwriter, infusing country, blues, folk and indie rock into his vintage Americana sound. The son of beloved country folk musician Steve Earle, Justin is touring off his newly released album Kids in the Street.  Tickets: $39, $35, $29

Sunday, March 4, 5 PM
Sweet Honey In The Rock

Globally renowned a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock continues to cultivate, evolve and add memorable moments to their indelible legacy as activists and artists. They have stayed true to their mission to educate, entertain, and empower their audience and community through the dynamic vehicles of a cappella singing and American Sign Language interpretation. Tickets: $72, $66, $50



All concerts and events are held at Rockport Music’s stunning, seaside Shalin Liu Performance Center at 37 Main Street, Rockport, Massachusetts. Visit or call the Box Office at 978-546-7391 for more details on upcoming concerts.  Rockport Music is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and is supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.



It is that time again

2017 Cover

Gloucester Rotary Photo Contest,
Photo submission deadline: September 29, 2017 12:00 pm EST

The Gloucester Rotary Club will publish a 12-month Cape Ann photo calendar for 2018 as a fundraiser. All profits will go to the Gloucester Rotary Club’s efforts to raise money that supports the many community and international activities in which the club is involved.

In Order to publish a beautiful calendar, the Club is requesting high quality digital photos that show the unique beauty of Cape Ann throughout the year– landscapes, seascapes, harbor scenes, sunrises/sunsets, boats, wildlife, etc. As we will be featuring one photo per month, we need images from each season: winter, spring, summer and fall. Photographs from Gloucester, Rockport, Essex and Manchester will be accepted.

Full contest rules and requirements are available online at All entries must be received by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, September 29, 2017.

More information about the Rotary Club of Gloucester is available online at and
Gloucester Rotary Club Announces Photography Contest


A 12-month Cape Ann photo raffle calendar that will be sold through the Gloucester Rotary Club. A raffle ticket will be attached to each calendar and a winning number will be chosen each week in 2018. All profits from the calendar sales will go to the Gloucester Rotary Club’s efforts to raise money that supports the many community and international activities in which the club is involved.

2018 Calendar Theme: Land, Sea and Sky of Cape Ann

Landscapes, seascapes, harbor scenes, sunrises/sunsets, boats, wildlife, etc. Most importantly we want very high quality digital photos that show the beauty of Cape Ann. As we will be featuring one photo per month, we need images from each season: winter, spring, summer and fall. Photographs from Gloucester, Rockport, Essex and Manchester will be accepted. A selection committee from the Rotary Club will make the choices.

Technical specifications & rules:

Horizontal, color, minimum size 12 x 8” digital .jpg files at 300 dpi, maximum size 12 mb. In your entry submission email, title and identify where the photos were shot (e.g., Smith Cove) and, if possible, the month they were created. Photo title must be in your file name (example: kayakers-smith cove-may.jpg). Make sure to give your name and contact info in the email with your entries, including your mailing address, phone number and email address. Because of the large number of entries we expect, entries that do not meet the minimum size requirements and/or photographers who fail to provide the required entry info will be automatically rejected. In addition, no copyright watermarks are to be embedded in the photos or they will be disqualified.

Photographers who submit photos understand that we may need to slightly crop or downsize the winning entries for printing purposes and accept this. We reserve the right to use low res files of winning entries to help advertising the sale of the calendar. Winning entrants will have the photo title or location and photographers name printed under the photo.

How many?

Maximum 3 entries per person

For you

$50 will be paid for each winning entry chosen for the calendar, as well as photo credit.

Where to?

All entries must be emailed to:

Entry Deadline: Friday, September 29, 2017, 12:00 PM

Download flyer here

Treat yourself and a friend to Beautiful Beauport Beach Yoga and Breakfast this Saturday Morning!

Cape Ann Wellness

We teamed up with our friends at Gloucester’s iconic hotel to bring you Beauport Beach Yoga, a truly unique yoga experience that you will not want to miss! Unroll your mat, soak in the ocean breeze and sun while listening to the rhythm of the ocean waves.
At the end of the 1 hour class, enjoy breakfast with a voucher for the full hotel breakfast buffet. This class also includes a Beauport Hotel water bottle & a coupon for 20% off in our 1606 Restaurant & Bar (to be used the same day).


$35 per person.

Sign up Here

Please be sure to bring your own yoga mat.

*Rain Date is September 9. Class is not normally cancelled in light mist or fog but for heavy rain, the rain date is August 5th. If the event is to be moved, you will receive an email on the evening prior.

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Thirty-Third Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival Begins

The thirty-third Gloucester Schooner Festival begins tonight with the Mayor’s Reception at Maritime Gloucester.  The saturday Maritime host Gloucester Heritage Day from 10-4pm.  We’ll be doing deck tour on Adventure from 9-12, hope to see you there.  There is a lobster bake at Gloucester House, Concert on Stacy Boulevard, Boat Parade Of Light and Fireworks.  Then Sunday the best part Parade of Sail and Race.

My pictures from last year, can’t wait to see what great ones we all with get this year.  Charlene Delaney 

A new roof on Middle Street! State awards Sargent House Museum emergency grant through City of Gloucester

Mayor Romeo Theken is pleased to announce that the State’s MA Historical Commission has awarded a $50,000 emergency grant to the Sargent House Museum through the City of Gloucester. The museum is replacing the entire roof.

Sargent House Museum

(BEFORE photos, August 2017)





FIRE FRIDAYS IS BACK!!! Ring in your Labor Day weekend partying down with DJS LION PRIDE SOUND… Fire Friday it is quickly becoming Gloucesters favorite spot for Reggae! So Bring your friends and get ready to dance share some positive vibes and I have some fabulous drinks from there special drink menu at Watson and the shark the Tiki Lounge atop SHORT AND MAIN






36 Main St

Gloucester, MA

major gifts of Hopper art and archives in 2017 to: the Whitney AND Provincetown Art Museums | save the date Edward and Josephine Hopper from the Permanent Collection @PAAM through October 15

On July 28, 2017, the Whitney Museum announced the receipt of 4000 items (300 letters, personal photographs,exhibition ephemera, and some of my favorite archival material dealer correspondence) comprising the new Arthayer R. Sanborn Hopper Collection Trust. The Whitney has the world’s largest holdings of Hopper art and archives.

Whitney July 28 2017.jpg

Meanwhile the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) has mounted an exciting Hopper exhibit celebrating an unprecedented though ideal gift and match for the museum. Great news for MA. I can’t wait to go!

Provincetown Art Association and Museum 
Edward and Josephine Hopper from the Permanent Collection: drawings, diaries, letters, watercolors
460 Commercial Street
August 25 – October 15, 2017

From the printed matter about this historic acquisition and exhibition:

GOLDMINE a box of josephine hopper diaries © @PAAM1914
“Goldmine” a box of Josephine Hopper diaries © @PAAM1914

“We are thrilled to announce our recent acquisition of 96 drawings by Edward Hopper, 69 drawings and watercolors by Josephine Hopper, and 22 diaries dating between from 1933-1956 chronicling the Hoppers’ lives on Cape Cod and beyond.  This unprecedented donation was made through the generosity of Laurence C. and J. Anton Schiffenhaus in honor of their mother Mary Schiffenhaus (a close and personal friend of Josephine and Edward Hopper), and two anonymous donors.”



Thanks To Our Friend Chuck Shewbridge We’ve Got A Fresh Batch Of Retro GMG Stickas!


As long as supplies last if any GMG folks want a bumper sticker but can’t drop down the dock, just send a self addressed and stamped envelope longer then 7 and a half inches and I’ll drop one in the mail for you.

Send the self addressed and stamped envelope to the dock at 95 East Main St Gloucester Ma 01930 care of Joey (put my name in big letters to make sure it gets to me)