Thank you to all the generous people and organizations who added so much to the CAAA program this year.

Her Honor, Sefatia Romeo Theken, Mayor wears a stole from the Mayor of Gloucester, England as she greets us in her office at City Hall! We were fortunate to visit when such a special dignitary was in town, and she invited us to visit “the other Gloucester.” As always, Sefatia was a wonderful host.

Morgan Faulds Pike, Sculptor, gave us not only the history of her own Fishermen’s Wives Monument and the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association but also the stories of Anna Hyatt Huntington’s “Joan of Arc,” Leonard Craske’s “Man at the Wheel” and Walker Hancock’s “Triton.”

Maggie Rosa, whose civic passion helped us to save City Hall and its iconic tower, took us up to see the bell which rings the hours in the city. The sight of Gloucester from this vantage is breathtaking. On the way up, Maggie introduced us to the citizen portraits of A. Piatt Andrew, Charles Olson, John Hayes Hammond, and Clarence Birdseye.

Daisy Nell, folk singer/sailor extraordinaire, taught us the song she wrote for all Cape Ann children to know: “A Heartbeat from the Ocean.” Daisy accompanied us in our performance at the Shalin Liu.

Artist and Art Historian, Susan Erony, showed us the beautiful Charles Allen Winter murals at City Hall and gave us the background of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal and the Works Project Administration (WPA) which supported the artists during the post-Depression era.

Sarah Flanagan, Education Coordinator at the Cape Ann Museum, was our guide to the Museum’s holdings regarding maritime Gloucester, with special attention to the late 19th c. diorama, the Fresnel lens, and the Native American artifacts.


CATA Student Bus Passes For 2018-2019 School Year On Sale

CATA Student Bus Passes are scheduled to be sold in the Gloucester High  School Atrium on Wednesday, August 29, Thursday, August 30 and Friday, August 31 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.; Tuesday,  September 4 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and  Wednesday, September 5; Thursday, September 6; and Friday, September 7 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Gloucester High School Atrium. Student Passes will not be available for purchase at the CATA office until  September 10

The Pass Plus, Unlimited Semester (Fall or Spring) Pass and Unlimited Annual Pass will be on sale. The Unlimited Semester (Fall or Spring) Pass and Unlimited Annual Pass are photo IDs and the student must be present at the time of purchase. The cost for the Unlimited Annual Pass is $200.00; the cost for theUnlimited Semester (Fall or Spring) Pass  is $100.00 and the cost for the Pass Plus is $25.00. All Passes are payable by cash or check. For further information, call the CATA office at 978-283-7916.

Music on Meeting House Green


Alvin Foster, vocalist, music director, songwriter and teacher, and his band Soul Eclectic, will perform at the final free Gloucester Meetinghouse Summer Concert Series Friday, September 7, 6 – 9 pm, at the corner of Church and Middle Street.

Boston-based, Alvin Foster found his passion in music through immersion in Hip-Hop, and later, Soul and Jazz. He counts Miles Davis, James Brown, Lou Rawls and Aretha Franklin as profound musical influences. Alvin has been performing in the Boston area for 10 years. He is currently Executive Director for SaveOurSelves Productions, a multi-faceted musical platform producing live concerts, studio recordings, publications and educational clinics. Alvin is also a faculty member of his alma mater, Berklee College of Music.

Alvin and his band Soul Eclectic will take you back in time to the 60s, 70s and 80s. As he said, “We will play soul music underpinning Black people’s courage to be happy and celebrate life, love, spirituality and growth in the face of racism.” The band celebrates and features artists that grew up alongside Motown. Enjoy the rhythm and mojo of Alvin Foster on vocals, Tricia Reed on vocals, Oscar Brown III on guitar, Briana Washington on keyboard, Min Jae Yim on bass, and Jarrell Campbell on drums.

The concert is free. As with all of Gloucester Meetinghouse Green’s concerts, the audience is encouraged to make free-will donations. The last concert is dedicated to the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation, founded in 2015. The mission of the Meetinghouse Restoration Project is to complete a historically informed but fully functional building restoration, both to preserve this important landmark and to be a cultural gathering place for all of Gloucester and Cape Ann.

Fresh, all-natural food is provided by The Common Crow. In case of inclement weather the concert will be held inside the Meetinghouse. Parking is available on Meetinghouse Green, nearby lots, and at St. Peter’s Square.

Music on Meetinghouse Green’s sponsors include Linzee and Beth Coolidge; J.J. and Jackie Bell; Michael and Mary Bresnan; JoeAnn Hart and Gordon Baird; Harry and Mary Hintlian; Charles Nazarian; Dick and Doris Prouty; Sandra Ronan; Brent and Linda Wilkes; Tom and Kristin Zarrella; and our corporate sponsor Cape Ann Savings Bank.

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Tonight’s Special Guest is John Rockwell for the evening 7pm 8.29.2018

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, August 29 – 7pm
My Musical Guest: JOHN ROCKWELL!

A typical “Rockwellian” evening at the Rhumb Line might consist
of a number of delightful elements… say, one familiar fan-favorite
song after the next (non-stop), many hilarious interactions with
everyone onstage and in the audience, continuous great singing
and great playing from a strikingly handsome guy – wait, that’s
ME! Naw, just kiddin’. It’s all things associated with one man
and one man only – our precious local treasure, Mr. John Rockwell.
We roll at 7. ~ 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…
9/5 – Ed Daley

9/12 – Strungout Playboys

9/19 – Quentin Callewaert

Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Look at That Check!

The final dollar amount raised from this year’s Bluefin Blowout for the Alzheimer’s Association was announced last night at a check presentation evening at the Beauport Hotel.

In all, the 7th Annual Bluefin Blowout raised an incredible $155,000 to help End Alzheimer’s. Phenomenal people doing amazing things.


Gloucester Schooner Festival Schedule- Boat Booking Info and Accommodations!!

Gloucester Schooner Festival Schedule- Click Here

Yes you can be on the water in a bunch of different ways to enjoy Schooner Festival-

Call the Schooner Thomas E Lannon ticket office 978–281–6634 or go online –



Cruise: Welcome Bluenose II & Columbia Link to reserve- August 31, 2018 at 10:00am (3 hours)


Aboard The King Eider – Reserve Here


Seven Seas Whale Watch Fireworks Cruise- Reserve Here


The Ardelle- Reserve Here


Cape Ann Whale Watch Fireworks Cruise Reserve Here At The Office 415 Main Street Gloucester MA 1800-877-5110


It’s that time of year!! The annual BOAT LIGHT PARADE & FIREWORKS CRUISE aboard the HURRICANE 2!

-SATURDAY September 1st!
-7:30pm-10:00pm (boarding @ 6:30pm)
-$15 per ticket *KID FRIENDLY* cash only!
-FULL cash bar (snacks too!)
-DJ Tracey Sousa
-415 Main Street in Gloucester

We are the JUDGES boat! Get your ticket for a front row seat & enjoy the last weekend of summer in Gloucester !

Call The Chamber of Commerce For Places To Stay While You’re In Town-

Beauport Hotel-

The Accommodations On Rocky Neck-

The Atlantis-

Ocean House-


Castle Manor Inn-

Cape Ann Motor Inn-

Blue Shutters-

Harborview Inn-

Cape Ann Campsite-

Cape Ann Marina-

Schooner Festival Schedule- Click Here

14-Day Trial at Crossfit Cape Ann

Cape Ann Wellness


Not sure if CFCA is right for you? We offer a 14 day trial membership for $65 so you can test the waters before fully committing to improving your health/fitness and life!  Trial memberships start with a private intro session with one of our coaches. The intro will give you an opportunity to check out our facility, learn more about our program, watch an actual class in progress and learn some of the basic movements that we use on a regular basis. More importantly, it’s a chance for us to get to know you… (your goals, athletic background, previous injuries) and address any questions or concerns that you may have. This session generally lasts 40-60 mins. Once you have completed your intro… come to class as much as you want for the next 14 days! Get a feel for our workouts, our coaches and our supportive community. When the 14 days are…

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