The exciting Country act of Martin & Kelly make their Gloucester concert debut on Sunday, August 5, at 7pm at the Antonio Gentile Bandstand, Stage Fort Park, Hough Avenue, Gloucester MA. Jilly Martin and Ryan Brooks Kelly are rising stars presenting a quality show for all. The free concert is sponsored by Institution for Savings. Parking is free and the venue and rest rooms are wheelchair-accessible. Bring a blanket or chair and perhaps picnic dinner. The rain date is Wednesday, August 8. For further information please visit or call 978-281-2286.



Stopping today to purchase a birthday treat for my daughter at one of our favorite Gloucester shops, which is run by a lovely and capable senior lady, with all senior citizen employees, and the conversation went something like this. Me, “It’s so nice and cool in here. I am not looking forward to going home and cleaning my house in this heat. Senior lady #1, “wear something cool my dear.” Senior lady customer #2, “or just go naked.” #3, “good idea.” #2 adds, “just be sure to pull the drapes closed.”

Our home is without air conditioning, but we usually have a cooling cross breeze coming up from the harbor. Not in this weather though. I wonder if back in the day, sans air conditioning, naked house keeping was a thing?

Get to the Bluefin Blowout Now

Cape Ann’s Marina Resort is the place to be right now. A confirmed 4 fish coming into the dock for weigh-in beginning at 4:30 and GoodMorningGloucester’s Very own Joey throwing it down on the barbecue for a cook-off against Peter Zappa from the Causeway Restaurant.  Joey will be backed up by his fantastic daughters and Peter will have the support of his two rockstar sons. Bid live in the crowd for one of the judges’ seats….  alongside Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, Warren Waugh of Lyon-Waugh Auto Group, and Karen Hanson!

Tons of great shopping to be had and lots of great family fun activities under the tent! You are missing out if you’re not here!


Tonight’s The Night! BBQ Throwdown @milemarkerone2 Team Ciaramitaro vs Team Zappa 6PM At The @BluefinBlowout



My daughters and I will be squaring off against Famed Chef Peter Zappa of The Causeway Restaurant and his sons in a BBQ throwdown at the Bluefin Blowout tonight at 6PM at Cape Ann Marina

We’ve got our work cut out for us but don’t count out us underdogs just yet Smile

Won’t you come join the fun at this family friendly event?




AUGUST Happenings at MAC

Cape Ann Wellness

Adults Night Out!

Social interaction is good for our health too – Join us for an all adult night out on our pool deck!

LIVE MUSIC (Brick House will be in the house!)
LIGHT APPS (Finger food because we like to eat)
DRINKS (At our poolside cafe)
DANCING (The night away)
RAFFLES (Because everyone loves free stuff!)
+ MORE! (We might surprise you with some other things, but we’re not telling)

$10 cover per person – collected at the door

Come mingle with members or bring a friend! Open to the public.

Your RSVP is helpful so we can plan for enough food and drink for all – let us know if you’re coming HERE

Barre at the Bar – Summer Series!

Join us for a series of poolside barre classes from 6:00 – 7:00 PM on the outdoor pool deck, followed by a social from 7:00 – 8:00 PM!

LAST CLASS: Thursday…

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Jeff Weaver “Works on Paper” at North Shore Arts Association July 27 – August 18. Open free to the public!

Cape Ann Community

Gloucester artist Jeff Weaver was born in 1953 in Framingham, Massachusetts. He began drawing and painting at an early age, and by the age of fourteen he began accepting portrait commissions. In high school he was an award winning young artist, winning competitions in state-wide competitions. During this time his teacher and mentor was Eleanor Marvin, accomplished sculptor and graphic artist, who nourished his draftsmanship skills. After graduating from high school, he studied at the Boston Museum School. In 1972 he moved to Gloucester, sketching and painting the waterfront on an almost daily basis. In his early years in the city, he supported himself at various waterfront jobs, as well as from commissions for boat portraits from fishing vessel captains, and murals for commercial establishments and private homes. His commercial work spanned many years and includes over thirty murals painted in different parts of the city. Returning to fine art…

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