Very excited for Nubar and very much looking forward to attending the opening!

The screening will take place at the SALEM FILM FESTIVAL on Sunday, March 31st at 10:00am at the National Parks Service in Salem. The event is free and open to the public. There will be five short films followed by a Q&A. Total time for this event will be 67 minutes. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO GLOUCESTER STAGE COMPANY! Boston Critics’ Recognize GSC 2018 Season With SIX IRNE Award Nominations

Boston Critics‏ Recognize Gloucester Stage Company’s 2018 Season

Non-Profit Theater Receives Six IRNE Award Nominations

Gloucester’s Lindsay Crouse and Ken Riaf Garner Nominations

The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) recently announced the nominees for the 23rd Annual IRNE Awards. Gloucester Stage Company received a total of eight nominations for the 2018 season. The IRNE Awards honor the best of the previous year’s actors, directors, designers and companies across the full spectrum of large, midsize and fringe theater companies in the New England area.

The nominations for Gloucester Stage’s 2018 season include Best New Play: My Station in Life  by Gloucester’s Ken Riaf; Best Lighting Design: Marcella Barbeau for Sam Shepard’s True West; and four nominations for Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa:Best Play-Midsize; Best Director-Play-Midsize: Benny Sato Ambush; Best Actress-PlayMidsize: Gloucester’s Lindsay Crouse, andBest Supporting Actress-Play-Midsize: Samantha Richert.

According to GSC Artistic Director Robert Walsh, “We’re very excited for all our nominees and appreciative of the IRNE committee for this recognition! Looking forward to celebrating these nominations on April 8 along with the entire Boston theater community.”

The winners will be announced at the 23rd Annual IRNE Awards to be held on Monday, April 8th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ballroom of The Inn at Brookline, just outside Kenmore Square. Tickets, as always, will be free, courtesy of the Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE).

Gloucester Stage Company’s 40th Anniversary Season opens on June 7 with Neil Simon‘s romantic comedy Barefoot in the Park.For information about Gloucester Stage, or to purchase single tickets or subscription packages, call the Box Office at 978-281-4433 or visit

Photo 1: True West by Sam Shepard featuring (L to R) Alexander Platt and Nael Nacer with IRNE nominated Lighting Designer
Photo 2 and 3: The world premiere of My Station in Life by Gloucester’s Ken Riaf:  Featuring Ken Baltin as Simon Geller and Gloucester’s Meagan Gallo: IRNE nomination for Best new Play
Photo 4 : Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa featuring Gloucester Resident and Academy Award nominee Lindsay Crouse: IRNE Nomination for Best Actress
Photo 5: Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa featuring(L to R) Samantha Richert(IRNE nominee for Best Supporting Actress) and Bryn Austin
Photo 6: Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa at GSC : IRNE Nomination for Best Play 
All photos above by Gary Ng for Gloucester Stage Company
Photo 7: Benny Sato Ambush Director of Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa at GSC: IRNE Nomination for Best Director Courtesy Photo

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The Cove Café Celebrates 3rd Anniversary

The Cove The Cove Café located 1064 Washington St Gloucester (Lanesville), celebrates their 3rd Anniversary serving breakfast and lunch sandwiches, and some of the best pastries. I picked up a mixed box of pasties and cookies for a dinner function at the DES club, and It was a hit. Congratulations on your 3rd Anniversary tomorrow March 23rd.    COVECAFEGLOUCESTER

Find them on FaceBook also featured in GoodMornigGloucester in 2017

Also guaranteed best smiles in town.


Delicious assortment of Cookies and Pasties




1064 Washington St Gloucester (Lanesville)



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Rockport Middle School at the Shalin Liu

The Rockport Middle School Jazz Band, under the direction of Anthony Covelli, is fortunate to be able to perform in the incredibly beautiful Shalin Liu.  On Wednesday evening the crowd was delighted to hear some very talented student musicians play in such a gorgeous venue….in front of an amazing backdrop.



Hawk Nest Update

I had begun to wonder if our backyard hawk couple had abandoned the nest I reported on earlier, when I caught them in there again. Now I have higher hopes they will lay their eggs here, especially since I observed one of them chasing off the turkey vultures! Wish I had caught that with my camera! It was pretty epic watching lone smaller hawk defending nest from big bad vulture.

Here Is The Schedule For Adventureman’s Wednesday Gloucester Arrival!! Join In As Adventureman finishes his 5,500 mile US run in Gloucester- PLEASE SHARE!!!!

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On Wednesday the 27th March, after a year running exactly 210 marathons – more than 5,500 miles, from the westernmost point to the east coast via as many children’s hospitals as he could visit during his yearlong visa – Jamie McDonald, AKA Adventureman, will run his final six miles to the beach at Fort Point, Gloucester, Massachusetts.

And he’d love all the support he can get!

The mammoth adventure has raised more than $150,000 for sick kids so far – a cause close to Jamie’s heart, having spent the first nine years of his life in and out of hospital, with a rare spinal condition.

We’re inviting members of the public, of all ages, to join and support us. (Superhero outfits are optional but very much preferred!).

We have broken it down into a few stages to ensure people of all abilities can join in, and Jamie will be live-streaming to ensure people all over the world can be involved, too!!!

The route can be seen on Google Maps here:


*** 6 miles out – don’t worry, it’ll be a nice slow pace!

– Meeting point: Sweeney Park, 113 Summer St, Manchester By the Sea
– Time: 2.30pm 

***1.7 miles out (if you’d like a shorter run)

– Meeting point: Hammond Castle
– Time: 3.45pm

***0.7 miles from the finishing point:

– Meeting point: Stage Fort Park (lots of parking nearby, apparently!)
– Time: 4pm

***Finishing point at the Fisherman’s Memorial Statue – where Jamie will dip his hand in the Atlantic Ocean, having done the same 5,500 miles ago in the Pacific!

-Time: approximately 4.15pm 

After the finish, the nearby Beauport Hotel has confirmed they will be putting on a welcome celebration and reception for supporters, so please do feel free to join us to celebrate the incredible achievement… after which, Jamie will be back in the UK to attempt to break the world record for the most miles run on a treadmill in 7 days!

*** Please feel free to share this event far and wide – and tag your friends in, too! ***

Click on and Save this link to follow his live interactive tracker map and know where he is

Get a Garden and Give a Garden with Backyard Growers this spring

Cape Ann Community

Are you interested in enjoying a thriving veggie garden in your own backyard, while also giving back to the community? Check out Backyard Growers’ Get-a-Garden, Give-a-Garden program.

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For a $1,000 donation ($500 of which is tax deductible), you receive your own 8’x4’x2’ raised vegetable garden bed built by the Backyard Growers team, with access to all the support you need to make it flourish, like this one:


Your donation also gives a low-income Gloucester family or senior a garden of their own. All program participants have free access to Backyard Growers’ gardening trainings and cooking workshops, giving them the tools to grow their own produce and enjoy it in delicious, healthy meals.

For more information or to get started, contact or call 978-281-0480.

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