Not Drunk Owls. “Juvenile snow owls sometimes sleep face down” via @ModernTimes

“Cape Ann a Charming Alternative to Cape Cod” article USA Today

“Just under an hour’s drive – or a little more than an hour’s train ride – northeast of Boston, Cape Ann is a smaller version of Cape Cod. Cape Ann includes the city of Gloucester and the towns of Essex, Manchester-by-the-Sea and Rockport. Motif No. 1 in Rockport Harbor on a winter’s day is reputed to be one of the most painted subjects…”

New Closing Date for Discover Rocky Neck Silent Auction

Sunday, June 9, at 5:00 PM

As part of the Exhibition Discover Rocky Neck, artists have donated 100% or 50% of the sale of multiple artworks in the show’s Silent Auction. The price of many artworks opens at a bargain price, some as low as $12. Originally scheduled to end on June 15, the show organizers have moved the deadline to 5:00 pm on June 9 to coincide with the festive reception for Art Collectors, New Home Owners, Realtors, Home Decorators, Art Lovers and Tour Participants. At that time, whoever has written in the highest bid on the auction bidding sheet will walk away with a one-of-a-kind art treasure.

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
6 Wonson Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

contact Executive Director, 978-515-7004,

Free Guided Studio/Gallery Tours 

Free Guided Studio/Gallery Tours 

  • Sunday, June 9, 1:00 to 4:00 PM
  • The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck: 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA
  • Studio/Gallery Walks: Sunday, June 9, 1:00 to 4:00 PM
  • Festive Soiree: for Invited Guests, Sunday, June 9, 4:00 to 6:00 PM
  • Silent Auction Winners AnnouncedNEW DATE: Sunday, June 9 at 5:00 PM

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Free Guided Studio/Gallery Tours

The Rocky Neck Art Colony is holding a series of free Guided Studio and Gallery Tours on Sunday, June 9 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Participants will have a chance to see private artist studios — usually open only by appointment, galleries normally open limited hours and popular studios and galleries with new work.

You may visit the East Gloucester Studios on your own by car. The studios will be open from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Please follow the map in the Studio/Gallery Guide, that is available in the Rocky Neck Parking lot and at the Cultural Center Gallery, 6 Wonson Street or download a pdf Gallery Guide.

Four ½-mile walking tours are scheduled on the Rocky Neck peninsula beginning at 2:00 PM.

One of the highlights of the tours is a visit to the beautiful new gallery FLOAT (with artists Barbara Moody and Kathleen Gerdon Archer) on Madfish Wharf and private studios of artists rarely open to the public including the Ruth Mordecai, Marilyn Swift, Sinikka Nogello, David Calvo, Rokhaya Waring, and Ten Way Studios. The Guided Tour also includes visits to the studio/galleries of L. A. Dahlmer, Paul George and KT Morse, Elynn Kroger, Judythe Evans Meagher, Stephen LaPierre, Diana Pasquarello, Joe’s Fresh Fish Prints, Brenda Malloy, and Sallie Strand. Visitors will also have a chance to see the studio/galleries of deceased artists John Nesta and Gordon and Judith Goetemann. In addition, the tour visits a range of other eclectic galleries and shops, some with new artists and many with new artwork: State of the Art Gallery, Side Street Gallery, The Cultural Center Gallery, James B. Hand Fine Art, Gallery on the Neck, Imagine, Gallery 53, Madfish Gallery, North Shore Arts, and The Cottage on Smith Cove. Along the way visitors will see artists at work and may partake in refreshments and special gifts reserved for Tour participants.

All Tours start at The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester on Sunday, June 9.

Tour Schedule (please arrive 15 minutes before Tour):

  • Self-Guided Tour of East Gloucester Studios: 1:00 to 3:00 PM
  • Walking Tours of Rocky Neck: depart at 2:15, 2:45, and 3:00 PM
  • All tour participants are invited to an exclusive invitation-only party after the tour at the Cultural Center Gallery at 4:00 PM.

To reserve your spot or find out more information see or email

Docksiders, O’Maley Chorus and GHS Chorale Spring Concert Recordings

Spring concerts from this month. Both were at the Shalin Liu in Rockport and were fantastic! The Chorale singing with the curtains open was particularly spectacular. Thank you to Marty Del Vecchio and Scott Rodgers for their help with the recording! Enjoy!
Dan Fleury

Music Director
Gloucester High School

GHS & O’Maley Fall Sports Registration Open Now!

Good Afternoon,

This is notification that registration for all Fall Sports is open for Gloucester High School and O’Maley Middle School student-athletes.  All student-athletes need to pre-register for their sports.  Fall Cheerleading tryouts are conducted on June 5, 6, & 7, while all other sports begin in August.

All Student-athletes must have the following completed prior to tryouts, or they will not be allowed to participate until finalized. 

1. Register on FamilyID 

2. Complete the Online Concussion Course, and save the completed certificate to your FamilyID registration.

Link to concussion course:

*All student-athletes must complete the course for the 2019-20 school year.  Certificates from 2018-19 are expired.

3. All athletes must have documentation of an up to date physical within the past 13 months.  Best to download the physical exam paperwork on to your FamilyID registration.

*If you are a returning athlete, and registering on FamilyID, your past physical should automatically upload as long as you are using your same login values.  If you create a different login, then any old information will not carry over.

4. Check payable to Gloucester High School Athletics for your user fee.  Can be mailed to “GHS Athletics, 32 Leslie O. Johnson Rd, Gloucester, MA 01930”


All student-athletes must have past uniforms and user fees turned in to the Athletic Department, or student-athletes will be held out of their respective sport.

Important Fall Sports Dates:

There will be a mandatory parent/student-athlete meeting in early to mid August (time/date TBA).  All student-athletes, and at least 1 parent/guardian, must attend this meeting.  This meeting will be run by your sports Varsity Coach, so all must be in attendance.

Parents/Student-Athlete Meeting: TBA in early/mid August

Registration for Fall Sports Closes: Tuesday August 20th

All GHS Sports Tryouts/Practices Begin: Thursday August 22nd (O’Maley sports may be on 8/22 or closer to start of school year)

*Football begins officially on 8/16/19, per MIAA protocol

Middle Schoolers on GHS Teams

At this time, all GHS sports are open for 9th-12th graders to register.  Decisions and waiver requests are on a sport by sport basis once there is a good idea of registration status.  If a GHS sport is opened up to 8th graders or 7th & 8th graders we will post that.

If you have any questions please contact me.

Thank you,

Bryan Lafata


I always look forward to reading about all of the places that GMG’s Pat and Jim visit during their busy weeks….and seeing what wonderful photos they take along the way.  I was happy to bump into them on the deck of Captain Carlos the other day.  Our plans suddenly changed, my brother was in town from California, my mother, dad, and sister were all available….so we decided to grab a bite and a drink in the deck on the sun.  Pat and Jim were doing the very same thing.

Cheers to you two!


Pet of the Week- Mr. Buddy

Mr. Buddy

Mr. Buddy here, and I’m a handsome shepherd mix guy. I made my way to CAAA all the way from Texas where someone had dumped me. Luckily some nice people found me and took me in and fostered me until I was ready to make the journey north. I’m a social guy and I love people, and my foster says I get along well with other dogs. I wouldn’t do well in a home with cats because I want to play with them and that tends to freak them out. Other than that I’m pretty darn perfect. Don’t just take my word for it though, come find out for yourself!
To learn more about me or other animals waiting for homes, please come visit our shelter at 4 Paws Lane in Gloucester or check us out online at

3 Baby Hawks in Backyard Nest!

To update you on the backyard red tailed hawk nest that we have been watching, we now believe there are at least 3 chicks in there.

It’s difficult to get clear shots of the nest through the trees, but Jim did a great job recently:

Flexing wings:

I think there’s 3 here. That nest must be pretty large.

Parent in nest perhaps bringing breakfast to the brood:

Watchful parent nearby:


So sorry to have to post that we lost one of our little chicks last night. It’s impossible to know what happened; there were not tracks or signs of unusual activity. Could it be the chick became separated from the family in the heavy fog and last night’s thunderstorm? We’ve seen chicks survive on similar nights and we lost one in 2017 after a thunderstorm. They are only three days old today so I imagine the rough weather is rough on the chicks, too.

Three-day-old chicks this morning

SBYC Open House

Sandy Bay Yacht Club 


6-7:30 pm



Interested in learning how to sail or need to refresh your skills?

Would you like to use a club boat or learn more about racing? Just want to get out on the crystal clear water of Sandy Bay?

Join us for an informal evening of appetizers and drinks at Sandy Bays historic clubhouse – located at the end of T-WHARF in ROCKPORT. Meet the fleet captains, race committee, sailing instructors and everyone involved in SBYCs Adult Sailing Programs.

Can’t make it on Friday? Not a member yet? It’s easy to join. Stop by the Club for Sunday Morning Coffee, 9:30-11am every Sunday until Labor Day, and speak to someone from the Membership Committee.

For more information, see our website at




20% Off Gift Cards Online Only*

Monday, June 3rd
12:01 AM – 11:59 PM
*Offer valid online only 12:01 AM -11:59 PM [EST] on Monday 6/3/19.
Cannot be combined with other offers.

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