And it’s much more than just a “cafe” most would say.

I just came across yet another amazing spot to recently open in our awesome city. This is DRIFT CAFE on Main St.! This Thursday night, which is tonight, is INDUSTRY NIGHT, so stop on by! (Ask a restaurant friend if you have no clue)

The interior design is equal to the great staff and amazing drinks! (and food:)



Live music every week, all kinds!

Fixture this.

Whiskey for days! Plus all ya favs n brews!

Keeping the hint of nautical.

All while classy yet approachable.

Details folks (hooks and sockets)…

It’s all about the details. USB chargers anyone??

This bar! You HAVE to see and feel this!!


Tea for 20!

Fixins for the bean heads.

Oh, these are delivered and baked fresh on location..every morning! (food menu avail)


Hot out da oven

3 Main St. Gloucester… 978-559-7974
 Stop by and meet Rick or any of the other staff for Good times! Find them at

From our Friend Len Burgess



—DON’T MISS THIS FUN EVENT— It should be a sell-out so sign on-board early. Ticket price is tax deductible and will benefit the Essex Shipbuilding Museum.

FOR TICKETS and info: Visit the Museum’s secure website:

or call: (978) 768-7541 or email: Tickets are $50.

Dave Sag’s Blues Party 8:30 ~Special Guests :Tim Gartland at the Rhumb Line Thursday June 7, 2018

Gnashville’s own Tim Gartland. Harp master and songster with a killer band including Tom West, Pete Henderson, Benny Benson and me. don’t miss it!


40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

San Francisco Voters Uphold Ban on Flavored Vaping Products

Since two Stanford graduate students (product design) invented the fastest growing e-cigarette JUUL, I was surprised to read that there was a ban already in place in San Francisco.

Here’s a link to the article:San Francisco Voters Uphold Ban on Flavored Vaping Products: The measure is considered the strictest in the nation. Voters backed it despite an expensive advertising campaign…” 

1623 Studio Cape Ann TV taped (on their jazzy new equipment) visiting scholar, Ruth Potee, MD, at O’Maley discussing vaping and marijuana and impacts on the adolescent brain. Fortnite is another hot topic.

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10 BEST FRIED CLAMS list from Yankee Mag New England today

A friend in New York just emailed me this link: 10 Best Fried Clams in New England, courtesy Yankee Magazine’s New England Today. A couple of local Cape Ann favorites made the list. The comment board is climbing fast. I have friends that swear by the Cupboard in Stage Fort Park and various restaurants in Gloucester, Rockport and Essex. Did yours make the 2018 list?

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World Oceans Day Fundraiser, Beach Clean Up and Whale Watch

Saturday at 10 AM – 6 PM
June 9, 2018
7 Seas Whale Watch
63 Rogers Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

World Oceans Day Fundraiser, Beach Clean Up & Whale Watch


(Tickets to our fundraiser are purchased on-site from a Sea Shepherd coordinator, we’ll be located at the 7 Seas pier where you board the Privateer IV. You can use cash or credit card. If you take part in the beach clean-up with us that morning, you can save $5 off your whale watch ticket ($35 instead of $40) or donate that to SSCS as well.)

In what is hopefully a new yearly event for us, we’ll be heading to one of our great historic New England towns (Gloucester) for a World Oceans Day fundraising event. Working with a couple local groups and organizations, we’ll begin our day spending a couple of hours helping clean up the beach. After a short break to clean up, eat or (for some) take your Dramamine, we’ll head out on what has always been a great day of whale watching with 7 Sea Whale Watch.

Please keep an eye out here on our event for additional details of our beach clean-up on Saturday morning. We’ll meet at the 7 Seas pier (right near where we will board the Privateer IV for our whale watch later) and head out from there. If you have gloves, buckets or bags please bring them… but we will have some on site if needed as well.

#SeaShepherd #worldoceansday #ocean #conservation #cleanocean #oceanplastic #pollution #whalewatch

Nichole’s Picks 6/9 + 6/10

Pick #1:  Bluefin Blowout Family Fun 5K

Join us on Sunday, June 10th at Stage Fort Park, Gloucester for the

Inaugural Lyon-Waugh Bluefin Blowout Family Fun 5K, benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association!

Join us as we run, walk, and stroll from Stage Fort Park to Hammond Castle and back to Stage Fort Park for a 5K loop. Enjoy the beautiful Cape Ann waterfront and fresh ocean air while raising money for the Alzheimer’s Association.


Registration Fees:

Adults – $30 ($40 day of race, cash or credit only!)

Kids- $10 ($15 day of race, cash or credit only!)

*Please fill out one registration for each participant


6:30am- Volunteers Check-In

7:00am – Registration & Participant Check-In

8:00am – Race Start


Meet us after the race at Cape Ann’s Marina Resort’s Riverview Bar & Sunset Deck for the after-party featuring cocktails from our sponsors!


Pick #2: Harborlight Community Yard Sale

SATURDAY, JUNE 9TH 9:00 am- Noon.

243 Essex Street, Beverly with questions

It isn’t too late to sign up to sell….or certainly to decide to stop by and shop, enjoy live music, participate in family yoga, or browse the bake sale!  $20 fee to set up an area to sell…otherwise, just come and have fun while shopping!


Pick #3: Dragon Boat Festival

This year marks the 39th annual Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival.

Saturday is races only while Sunday is races and cultural activities

75 boats participated last year!

Free admission to races and cultural activities.




As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid

Good Harbor Beach Sights

I went down to Good Harbor Beach and found many things that made me smile: nesting plovers, protective killdeer parents chasing off crows from the chicks, people relaxing, lazy waves.  Here are some of the other things down there that made me smile.  I hope the same for you. It was a glorious day.


North Shore arts Association News 6/6/18

Congratulations to all of our Associate Members Exhibition lI award recipients Barbara Naeser, Mary Forte – Hayes, Diane McLeod Packer, Kevin Wyman, Patricia McCarthy, Paul Bonneau, Dorothy Marshall, Janet Juel Cook and Linda Stefandakis. Associates Exhibition Il will run through July 7th. Please join us for a reception and awards presentation on Sunday, June 10th (2 – 4pm). Open free to the public!

JUNE 6, 2018 ~ 11PIRATES


Congratulations to our New Artist Members Judi Rotenberg for winning our Popular Award for Exhibition l. Exhibition lI will run through July 7. Please join us for a reception and awards presentation on Sunday, June 10 (2 – 4pm). Open free to the public!

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Judi Rotenberg

Congratulations to all of our Artist Members Exhibition I award recipients! Jim Gibbons, Jeff Weaver, Richard Giedd, Pam Perras, Herb Randle, Mike Dorsey, Robert Steedman, Helene Pierce, Charlotte Roberts, and William Duke. Exhibition II is on view through July 7th. Please join us for a reception and awards presentation on Sunday, June, 10th (2-4pm). Open free to the public!

JUNE 6, 2018 ~ 11PIRATES ~


Jazz Night at Feather & Wedge with Scollins-Warsi Duo


You don’t need to travel to Boston to hear great jazz. Enjoy dinner at Feather & Wedge this Thursday with live music from the Scollins-Warsi duo.  Both accomplished graduates of Berklee College of Music, with Kevin Scollins on guitar and Sahil Warsi on double bass, their impressive repertoire spans jazz standards, R&B, blues and more.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear one of Boston’s most notable jazz duos.

Thursday, June 7

7 – 9 PM

Reservations suggested. 978-999-5917

(Also playing on Sunday, June 10, Jazz Brunch 10:30 – 2:30 PM}

Feather & Wedge Restaurant & Bar |5 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966

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Cape Ann Community

CAFM logoJoin us for our first outdoor market of the season Thursday June 7 at beautiful Stage Fort Park!


**Free parking during the market**

Same time, same place, old favorites, and new additions!

Come catch up with your market friends, visit your favorite vendors, and check out the new farmers, bakers, and artists joining us this season!

**This market accepts SNAP EBT, HIP, Senior Farmers Market Coupons, and WIC!**

Want to know what we’ll have at the market? Check out our weekly update!

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