Posting lots of photos tomorrow from Cape Ann Art Haven’s last day of buoy painting before the grand tree lighting event (Saturday, December 9th at 4:30pm). The wall of buoys is growing and growing!

Marissa, two years old

Sista Felicia’s Gingerbread Boy & Girl Cookie Kits On Sale Now!

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Fabulous Holiday Night at Beauport Hotel

Last night Beauport Hotel opened their door for a fabulous open house.  Santa welcomed lots of children.  The decorations were spectacular.  The staff went out of there day to make all feel merry!  Reminded me of how all the big hotels in New York did Christmas when I was a child.  Thank you Beauport for a fabulous night!!!

Cape Ann Museum Tenth Annual Women’s Luncheon rolls out the @GrosvenorWilton carpet

December 6, 2017 – more photos to come!



Hundreds of guests streaming in to enjoy the 10th Annual Women’s Luncheon, Cape Ann Museum’s wonderful annual benefit to help raise funds for a unique collections-related project.

Ahead of the lunch, happy guests  are viewing the stunning wallpaper in the Davis house,l– acquired with support from last year’s luncheon–, current exhibitions, and holiday shopping in the museum’s boutique shop.

New to the gift shop- custom sampler


The 2017 luncheon campaign will support “the purchase and installation of historically accurate carpeting in the Captain Elias Davis House, a Federal style structure built in 1804…Carpet for this project will be made by the Grosvenor Wilton Company Ltd. founded in 1790.” 

Photo – Davis House before carpet


The 10th Annual Women’s Luncheon welcomes Melissa Geisler Trafton, an art historian specializing in 19th century landscape painting, as the special speaker. Trafton was the Adjunct Curator and Managing Editor for the museum’s momentous Fitz Henry Lane Online and wrote one of the essays in the exhibition catalog for the current exhibition: Drawn from Nature & on Stone: The Lithographs of Fitz Henry Lane.



Congrats to Paul Russo & Leah Palazolla!

If anyone has been following Paul Russo’s story over the last few years, you know he and fiance Leah are very deserving of winning the Ultimate Wedding Apparel’s 40k free Wedding contest!   Check out their story here.  Congrats to Paul & Leah and their families!!   What an awesome day for all!!


Cadet of the Year

The Gloucester David G. Ouellet Division of the US Naval Sea Cadets joined with other divisions at the Commandant’s House at the Charlestown Naval Shipyard on Sunday.  They worked to support Toys for Tots and were in attendance for the awarding of “Cadet of the Year.”

This year the Navy League of the United States Massachusetts Bay Council recognized the selection of Petty Officer Ryan Litch as the Sea Cadet of the Year.

As the parent of a ten-year old League Cadet who is just beginning his journey with this incredible group of individuals, I am thrilled that Thatcher has a role model as dedicated, well-rounded, confident, and kind as LPO Litch.  Litch and the other senior members of the Gloucester Sea Cadets not only guide, help, and teach the younger recruits and cadets, but they give them positive examples to emulate.  No doubt it was very motivational for them to watch him being recognized in such a special way.

Congratulations to Petty Officer Litch and his family on this accomplishment.  There are great things ahead for sure.

The Christmas Tree lighting on the USS Constitution culminated the days’ activities and was a really special event.

We are very appreciative to all of the dedicated and decorated staff, instructors, and volunteers who make this organization such a positive experience for the cadets.

First four photos courtesy of Christine Litch





O’ Maley Middle School: Wednesday – 12/6 – 3:30-5:00pm
Open Day for Everyone: Wednesday – 12/6 – 3:30-5:00pm
Manchester/Essex Elementary: Wednesday – 12/6 – 3:30-5:00pm

Lobster Trap Tree Lighting and Party at Art Haven After
December 9th, 4:30 pm, Main St at Lobster Trap Tree

Buoy Auction
January 26, 5-8pm, Cruiseport

Foster’s Grill Store Celebrating #GloucesterMA Ladies Night With Refreshments and Special Offers