Arriving at the Lighthouse just as the bride was tossing the bouquet in this latest Katie Fford drama filming in Gloucester.(The bouquet is up in the trees).
Wrapping up for the day’s shooting.

33rd Year Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show

This Columbus Day, discover a unique shopping experience. A large array of artisans converge on Annisquam’s historic Village Hall offering handcrafted, one-of-a-kind goods for sale. Perfect gift ideas for the holidays! What you’ll find: jewelry, paintings, textiles, glasswork, painted silk scarves, baby clothing, wooden toys, paper goods, ornaments, chocolates, and so much more!

Kid Friendly
Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8th, 2017

10:00 am – 5:00 pm both days

Annisquam Arts & Craft Show

Hosted by Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show
36 Leonard Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

Cape Ann Auctions

From our friend Walt Kolenda from Cape Ann Auctions:

I have a great auction coming up! It’s probably my best quality sale since I’ve been on the island!
So I’m hoping that you can post this article in GMG this week


For more info and last minute additions to this auction, go to


Here’s a partial listing of other lots:

Jewelry,Coins & related incl: 18k gold Tiger’s Eye ring, 14k gold Peridot ring, 14k gold Lapis ring, 10k gold star sapphire ring other 10k gold rings, antique Sterling Silver Argent Dore lady’s watch with exquisite enamel work, beautiful quartz slice pendant w/ mountains over cacti, Turquoise Fish pin by Native American artist Lopacki, lots of costume jewelry incl; rhinestones, pins earrings etc, silver half dollars, sterling proofs, US, Israel & other mint sets, art nouveau era WWI bronze medals incl: Merci bronze medal by Pierre Alexander, 1920 Feriam Sidera plaque by Paul Marcel Dammann, Bronze GAR medal of Abe Lincoln, 1919 WWI Bronze Alsace Stork, many pieces of sterling silver incl heavy relief serving pcs, Wallace sea-shell bowl, Victorian era sterling baby rattle/whistle, early tongs, button hooks and much more, several old stamp albums & a lot of 200 + First Day Covers, lots of antique Gloucester MA & Cape Ann Postcards.

Unusual/Random –Rare Baseball Batter at Bat Weathervane purchased in the 1960s, but made when? Excellent Victorian box w/ intricate marquetry, beautiful hand-carved box w/ Peacock on cover, Boxed Models Lindberg, B-58 Plane, WWI Artillery kit, half-hull model of the Gloucester MA pinky Ardelle, large antique Asian bronze incense burner w/ figure mounted on Stag. Stag has jade eyes. (one horn damaged) lots of ephemera, pretty girl advertising blotters from 1920s, postcards of Boston/Fenway Park, tourist booklets, antique photo scrapbook, bronze sailboat art deco ashtray, 3 Graces brass lamp, Antique Fisherman brass doorstop, hand carved Turkish Meerschaum pipe, Man at the Wheel bookends, pair antique Perko boat lights (as found), antique surveyor’s transit, Pair of mid-century lamps 1962 Creative corp Quartite, 4×6 Native American rug, 2 Perthshire milifiori paperweights, 2 glass whale paperweights, unusual high quality custom Bird’s Eye Maple stand, Red oriental style coffee table, 5 Thoren’s Swiss Music boxes in working condition, beautifully painted folk art stool, Carved leather Native American mask, several cast iron toys, an awesome pair of Steampunk spectacles with cobalt lenses, 7.5” burl wood vase, pair of slate top end tables, 8 Day Seth Thomas Mantle Clock circa 1900 (working), Fisherman Bookends, Cool Chrome Robot Belt Buckle, Harley Davidson Buckle & others, Mini-Shakespeare leather-bound books, Several lots of antique/vintgage camerals ncl: editing camera w/Schneider-Kreuznach lenses, No.1 Kodak Jr box cameras, Bee Bee, Kodak A-22, Kodak no.2 Ansco Flash Clipper. Box lots, tray lots etc!

Art incl: Pair of Karl Sterrer repousse allegorical poly-chrome neo-classic sculptures 11×22 in gold gilt frames, 3 Excellent Eleanor Parsons Custis Photographs, George Wainright Harvey orig. watercolor painting, signed & dated 1886, 4 Edward Harvey Orig. watercolor paintings of Twin Lights Thatcher Island Rockport MA dated 1895, Sailboat in cove w/ lobster trap circa 1890s,Sailboat on sandbar w/ sails down, circa 19th century, w/c 10×18” boats by boathouse, 1940s framed Vargas Girl calendar prints, intricate hand done antique Asian needlepoint, Folly Cove placemat “Baked Bean Supper 1954, Southwestern Statue by Austin productions 36” tall, small Native American art/rug gulls over mountains, David Tava carved 15” stone sculpture” Meditation”, Native American sculpture signed Vera Fkagur Jemez, Native American Statue 14″ tall. 2Titled “Blue Rain” signed Neda, 28” stone sculpture of flowers, large abstract watercolor of Mermaids, hand painted cottage window w garden scene, 2 Alice M. Curtis signed, hand colored photographs, Unsigned 19th century w/c titled Mill River, Riverdale, Gloucester, MA, large portrait of Lady in Blue by Cape Ann Artist, David Pallock,

Breweriana, Signs & Related incl: Antique Keg Tap by A.J. Houghton, Vintage Iroquois beer tray w/ Indian head, rare enamel Dawes tray w horse, rare McEwan’s Pale India Ale tray, Utica Brewing co ,Krueger Beer & Ale, Brockert’s Brewing co. Worcester. MA of Willimansett Mass Man on Keg, Hamm’s Preferred Stock, Pabst Tray Brewery on face, Louis F Neuweiler’s & Son Allentown P.A., Hampden Brewery Who want’s the handsome waiter, Schmidt’s Beer circa 1930s lady pours, 20″x28″ Saunder’s Chanticleer Ice Cream Washington St. Gloucester MA 1940s metal sign, Holihan’s Beer vintage ad thermometer, 12×24” Nu-Icy antique Grapefruit Juice sign, 12.36” Jacob Rupert beer sign, 10×28” Diamond Spring Ale sign, Dawson’s Ale reverse painted on glass sign, Schlitz lighted beer sign circa 1960s, antique beer bottles w orig. labels incl: Pabst, Old Town, Ruppert & others.


The Auctioneer is not responsible for errors & omissions.

There will be a snack bar on premises. Parking is available on the Church Common and on/around Church St.

MA Auction License lic#119

Terms of the sale:

Cash, Known Checks & Credit Cards Accepted. There will be a 15% buyer’s premium.



Tonight!!! Benefit Class for Wellspring

Cape Ann Wellness

Karma Class to Benefit Wellspring House-44fb849_3f1c30bdcb2a4c90a215412cab0be28f~mv2Please join us for a Karma Yoga class at Treetop Yoga (3A Pond Road Gloucester, MA 01930) on Wednesday, Oct. 4th, 7:15-8:30 pm to benefit Wellspring’s Holiday Store! Sharon Esker will be leading an uplifting and interactive vinyasa class for all levels and ages. We will end with a relaxing savasana and cucumber-mint water refreshments. 

 Each December, for one weekend before the holidays, Wellspring is stocked with donated toys, books and gift cards for eligible low-income parents to shop by appointment for their children. Last holiday season, Wellspring’s Holiday Store served 854 children from 394 homeless and low-income families on Cape Ann and the surrounding communities, providing tremendous financial relief at a time of year when the need is greatest. That’s over 1500 gifts! Books, toys and especially gifts for teens (or gift cards) are greatly needed as we rely on donations to make this program a success.

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The Great Kransinki, Organist Extraordinaire returns to the Meetinghouse,

From FOB Charles Nazarian

“The Hunchback of Notre Dame on Friday, October 13, 2017

FRIDAY THE 13TH silent film classic THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME accompanied by THE GREAT KRASINSKI on the pipe organ!
BRIEF DESCRIPTION: World-famous pipe-organ maestro Peter Krasinski accompanies the silent horror film classic “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” starring Lon Chaney at the Gloucester Meetinghouse on Friday the 13th of October, 2017 at 7:30pm.
MORE INFO: Sonic artist and organist extraordinaire Krasinski begins the program with a thrilling organ prelude followed by the comedy short “The Haunted House” starring Buster Keaton. Krasinki performs on the grand 1893 Hutchings-Fisk pipe-organ, improvising the accompaniment to 2 silent film classics shown on the big screen in the Sanctuary. This event is presented in collaboration with the Cape Ann Community Cinema.
LOCATION: The historic (1806) Gloucester Meetinghouse, home of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, on the green at the corner of Church & Middle Street. Parking is available on the green, next door at St. John’s Church, and at the Sawyer Free Library. Side entrance with an elevator is at 10 Church St.
COST: $20 General, $15 Students & Senior (65+), kids under 12 free.
SPONSOR: Cape Ann Saving Bank
TICKET SALES BENEFIT: The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation Fire-Sprinkler & Deterrence Project, now under way.

EVENT CONTACT: Charles Nazarian, president, Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation at or 978-821-5291

Apple of my eye

It was a half day of school for the Gloucester kids on Tuesday so we accompanied some of our favorite Gloucester schoolchildren on a trip to Russell’s Orchards in Ipswich to do some apple picking.  Now, I’ve never picked apples at an orchard.  Sad, but true.  I HAVE picked dead squishy apples up from the ground so my Dad could mow the lawn, but I don’t think that counts as apple picking even though we were paid the princely sum of a nickel per BUSHEL.

It was a lovely day to be outside and Russell’s has a great set up.  There’s a small per person charge to enter the orchard (which is credited toward the cost of the loot you bring out of the orchard) and an easy walk up to the trees.  The trees are well marked and LOADED with several varieties.  It took us very little time to get the apples we wanted, so then it was time to look at the pumpkins.  Kids and pumpkins.  You can’t really go wrong.

As we were checking out, I got an “emergency” call in request for a dozen cider donuts to be delivered to the dock upon our return to East Gloucester.  The store area was full of tempting aromas and the donuts were still warm when I purchased them.  I was there solely for the apple crisp, but – just my luck – none was available for the rest of the day.  Lucky for me, this means another trip to Russell’s in our near future.

American Crafts Week Press Release


American Craft Week ( awarded Gloucester as one of the top ten US cities and towns for best arts and crafts. This prestigious award is the result of public voting. Additionally, Gloucester has been selected the past two years by “American Style” Magazine as one of the top ten destinations in the Country for arts!
In celebration of National American Craft Week (October 6-October 15), artists and crafters, as well as businesses who make and/or sell American-made arts and crafts, and who are located in Gloucester/ Cape Ann are planning wonderful public events all week!
In addition to the Cape Ann Artisans Studio Tour (, which incorporates amazing demonstrations and sales by 22 artists and crafters in 19 locations during the weekend of October 7-9, many Gloucester businesses, studios and galleries will also be providing special events all week long!
Look for the signs in windows everywhere!!
Some of the events in Gloucester include, but are not limited to:
Good Linens (goodlinenstudio,com), 130 Main Street, will exhibit the work of eight artisans and provide a stone carving demonstration by Ann Conneman..
DIVA (Donna’s Infinite Variety of Adornments) (, 161 Main Street, will have a week-long sale on all one-of-a-kind pieces made by more than 120 contemporary American jewelry artists.
Local Colors (, 121 Main St., is sponsoring a special exhibit entitled, “TINY ART,” in which 16 artists have been challenged to produce work in small sizes and in a variety of mediums. These creations will be on display, and a special reception (public and free) will be held on October 14th from 5-8pm.
Sadie Green’s Jewelry (, 205 Main St., will be holding a special week-long, 30% off sale on all vintage reproduction jewelry made by American artists.
Calvo Studio ( 235 East Main St., a multi-awarded wood carver will exhibit historic and custom work all week.
Art Haven (, 180 Main St, will have an open costume workshop for children on October 15th.
Gallery 53, (, 53 Rocky Neck Ave, will show the works of 32 local artists,and on October 7, from 6-8pm, will hold their Season’s End Party with a special exhibit and prizes made by the artists. A different artist will be available each day.

For additional information and updates, go to and