PSA To The People Who Buy Socks

I would like to share a life altering discovery about socks.

If you or the person you buy socks for is a man that wears a 11 or 12 or larger shoe, make sure you buy XL socks.

It’s a game changer.

Large socks are generally labelled that they are for shoe size 9- 11.5.

That’s a bunch of horseshit if wear an 11.  If you wear a size 11 shoe and buy Large sized socks your feet will be cramped and it will cut your circulation making your feet cold in the winter.

When you go to the stores a majority of what will be on display will be Large sized socks but seek out the XL.

Your feet will be infinitely more comfortable.  Trust me on this.

Total game changer.

I’ve also mentioned in the past that there is no reason you should buy cotton socks.  they suck.  they retain moisture and wet feet in cold conditions will make your feet 100 times colder.

You should only buy socks made of merino wool.

Because you wear your socks so often you shouldn’t skimp when purchasing them.  good socks that fit you properly- next level stuff.

Here are some of my favorites (click the link)-

Wigwam Men’s Merino Lite Hiker Midweight Crew Socks



Come on down! Main Street is abuzz with shoppers and partygoers–it’s so much fun to see the street come alive at night. Shops are decorated to the nines and chock-a-block full of gifts. Maritime Gloucester is hosting a fantastic art show. All the Main Street restaurants are open and ready to serve you and your friends after a fun evening of shopping.


Some of our favorite shops are off the beaten trail or far up Main Street. Don’t forget to shop at Alexandra’s Bread, Maritime Gloucester, Present Gloucester, and Backyard Grower’s Holiday Pop up Shop. See you tonight!

Ladies Night in Gloucester is tonight! Take a break from your holiday shopping and join us for half priced apps from 3-6pm and more!



Ladies Night in Gloucester is tonight! Take a break from your holiday shopping and join us for half priced apps from 3-6pm, $12.95 lobster rolls all day, and live music by Chris Fritz-Grice from 6-9pm. . Before you leave, be sure to enter our raffle for a pair of tickets to the Beauport Cruiselines New Years Eve cruise!

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This Weekend in the Arts 12/7-10/18

Thursday December 6th
Gloucester’s 45th Annual Ladies Night!

Ladies come on down to High Tide and enjoy complimentary beverages, snacks and more!

Killer deals on all of your favorite smoking necessities and accessories!
Crazy discounts up to 50% off

Reception: December 8, 2-4 pm
at the RAA&M, 12 Main St., Rockport

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Melodies and Tea Reception at the Rocky Neck Winter Wonders Holiday Show

Come have a cuppa tea and hear Lantern Light perform seasonal melodies on December 8, 2-4 at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center!


The acoustic quartet, “Lantern Light” performs a blend of folk, bluegrass, Celtic, Americana, roots and original music. Their relaxed style, varied instrumentation, and beautiful harmonies showcase their obvious love for the music they play. They draw from a deep well of songs from the familiar to unique and lesser known treasures. Lantern Light has performed at coffeehouses, house concerts, benefits, farmer’s markets, church services, and more!  Combining many years of performance, Lantern Light includes Marie Duprey (whistles, vocals) Michael Ross (guitar, vocals) Gail Wiegner (guitar, mandolin, vocals) Allen Wiegner (bass, vocals).

For more information contact

Patricia Conant

Rocky Neck Art Colony Executive Director


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Hope everyone is resting up for a busy shopping weekend. Shop Local, Shop Small

Time to get out and shop local for the holidays.  We have Downtown, Middle Street Walk, Sip N Shop welcoming our Veterans Home, The Magnolia Library and Maritime Gloucester.  Should be fun.

Sunday, December 9 from 11 -3 at the Back Shore Elks

JB Amero, David Brown, Dave Mattacks with Dave Sag’s Tonight! 8:30pm @ The Rhumb Line 12.6.2018


Thursday! At the Rheumline: the triumphant return of J.B. Amero! Girls, put those Spanx® on, overdo the  warpaint and dive right in! I don’t really have to tell you about this guy, unless you’ve been entombed for the last  50 years. No, he’s not driving himself. But Dave Brown and Dave Mattacks will be there to push him along. I’ll be in the corner with the chair and the whip! Sorry, no mexican food available to the faithful. Bring your own Kleenex.™

40 Railroad Ave.

Gloucester, MA


Cape Ann Home

pexels-photo-60774.jpegYou can tell because the sun sets at 4:00 and the morning dew on your windshield has turned to ice. The solstice may still be a few weeks away, but for all pragmatic purposes, winter has arrived. If you are surviving the cold snaps by turning up the thermostat and piling on the blankets then maybe it’s time to consider an alternative. Addressing the drafty corners that you’ve been so careful to avoid can help keep you and yours warmer when the of single digit temperatures comes rolling in.


For windows to be fully sealed, they must be closed and in the locked position. Locking your windows isn’t just to keep people from getting into your home. It helps create a weather tight seal and prevent drafts in your home.

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Ladies Night @ Design of Mine ~ Live music with ToniAnn Enes, Live Mannequins, 20% off and of course Wine. 5-10pm December 6th


Don’t miss out : December 6th


20% OFF

LIVE music with ToniAnn Ennes


33 Main Street

Gloucester, MA

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Sugo vs. Gravy and Cancer Loses

In the third annual Sugo vs Gravy fundraiser, Chef Anthony’s gravy won over the Mayor’s Sugo BUT the real news is that cancer loses out to the massively successful fundraising efforts undertaken at Tonno Wednesday afternoon. The final numbers haven’t been announced as of this writing, but it appears that this third annual event raised somewhere in the vicinity of $45000 – $50000, smashing previous amounts. Great job to everyone involved and special thanks to Warren Waugh for his auctioneering and for his very generous donation. Thanks to the staff for their donation of tips, thanks for all the donations, tremendous kudos Warren Waugh and Lyon-Waugh Auto staff for their support of this event. The Addison Gilbert Hospital presented Chef Anthony and Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken with special certificates  of recognition (well deserved)  for their continued efforts. It was our first time attending, but it will not be our last. I was expecting it to be fun and it was; but it was unexpectedly emotional in a positive way.


Sorry your eyes are closed, but this is a nice shot, so I included it anyhow.


Eggplant with sugo. Yummmmm….my personal favorite.


Meatballs with gravy….GMG Jimmy’s favorite.


Warren Waugh as auctioneer!


Shout out to GMG.


Traffic stopped for this historic moment.


Cancer got crushed!


This Week’s Pick: Acoustic Artist Andrew James at Feather & Wedge


The best acoustic music on Cape Ann can be heard this Thursday at Feather & Wedge, 5 Main Street, Rockport, MA. If you love James Taylor, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Tracy Chapman, you’ll want to come listen to Andrew James, one of Boston’s most talented young musicians. Reservations strongly suggested. 978.999.5917.

Thursday, December 6th

7:30 PM to 10: 00 PM

Andrew James

Feather & Wedge, 5 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966

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