Thank you Kathleen Adams for sharing this wonderful photo story about the children’s art camp “Cape Ann Arts Alive!”

Daisy Nell leads campers in “Heartbeat from the Sea.” Campers learn a dance, more songs, and take off for City Hall where they meet Her Honor, Sefatia Romeo-Theken and the visiting Mayor of Gloucester, England!
Maggie Rosa leads them up to the bell tower for a panoramic view of the city, and art historian Susan Erony gives them the background of the famous WPA murals.  Back to St. John’s for more music:  singing and chiming. What will tomorrow bring?

The public is invited to a review of the camp’s activities at Rockport’s Shalin Liu Performance Center Friday, August 24 at 11:15


Our local wildlife rehabbers Erin Hutchings and Jodi Swenson (CAPE ANN WILDLIFE) are on the front lines of trying to save our raptors from rodenticide poisoning. They have treated three juvenile Red-tailed hawks just this past week alone. Two perished and a third is barely hanging on. Tufts does necropsies on all dead raptors-98 percent have rat poison in their system. There are much safer and less cruel alternatives to second-generation rat poison Please see previous post about safer alternatives to the new second-generation deadly poisonous rodenticides.

Whoa! Jake Pardee will be performing at Design of Mine during their Summer Sip and Shop this evening 6-8pm Wednesday 8.22.2018

New fall merchandise is flowing in along with summer items going out at drastically reduced prices…


Wednesdays at the Rhumb Line ~Allen Estes hosts with special guest: ARDYS FLAVELLE! 7-10pm 8.22.2018

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, August 22 – 7pm
Allen’s Musical Guest: ARDYS FLAVELLE!

It literally KILLS me that I’m unable to be here this week (touring
has taken me to Arizona and Colorado), but Allen Estes is the
perfect choice as substitute host. Please allow me to fill you in…
this week’s guest, Ardys Flavelle, is one of my dearest friends.
She and I (and Allen) have worked together in the studio on so
very many great projects – including the “Souls of the Sea” series
(songs from which will be featured in Wednesday’s show) and
“Christmas In Gloucester”. Hers is among the finest female voices
I’ve ever heard in all my years in the industry. I consider her to be
my musical “soulmate”. Are you getting it yet? If ever there was a
Rhumb Line Wednesday you should not miss, this is it, folks. Along
with Allen, Ardys will be accompanied by the legendary Reed Butler
on bass and Cal Mirowitz on keys. ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……features Morgan Forsythe! Dishes are better than ever before!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Upcoming guests…
8/29 – John Rockwell

9/5 – Ed Daley

9/12 – Strungout Playboys

Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Parade of Lights Boat Parade

We are just 11 days away from the Annual Parade of Lights Boat Parade

Please help spread the word!  The more boats, the more fun!  Start decorating your own boat and calling all of your boating friends to dress up theirs!

All boats gather at the end of the Annisquam River near Jones Creek at Sunset (7:00 pm) on Saturday, Sept 1st.

Please help keep this traditional alive.



We Are Hiring At Topside Grill


Topside Grill now hiring most positions for the end of summer, fall and beyond! Front of the house (Hostess, Servers, Bussers) and Back of the house (Dishwashers and Cooks). A lot of the summer staff is going back to school, so we are looking to add to our team. If you are interested, please send me a message to set up an interview or swing by to fill out an application. Great pay

50 Rogers St
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
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(978) 281-1399

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Sound Healing Journey with Elaine O’Rourke

Cape Ann Wellness


A time to relish in soothing, transportative soundscapes…singing bowls, gongs, mantras, ocean sounds and plenty more.
Lie down, get comfortable, relax and travel on a magical sound tour with Elaine O’Rourke on Friday evening, August 24, 6:30-8:00 pm.

Through the beautiful sounds of Tibetan singing bowls, gongs, ocean drums, chimes, rain sticks, guitar and voice, you will be led on a musical journey that will help to restore balance while you absorb the unique sound vibrations. This exquisite experience is most relaxing and meditative. Participants should bring a mat or something to lie on and wear comfortable clothing. Pre-registration highly recommended. REGISTER HERE

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