North Shore Acappella aboard Beauport Cruiselines – August 26th!


You know them, you love them, it’s the North Shore Acappella! They’ll sing all the hits from across the decades as you cruise beautiful Gloucester Harbor. Join us aboard Beauport Cruiselines for a beautiful evening of dancing, dining, and sightseeing.

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For over 35 years North Shore Acappella has excited audiences throughout New England adding an experienced blend of harmony, rhythm, and tempo to songs from the 1940’s through today.  Every performance is arranged in a way that showcases each singer in a lead role – a trait that very few acappella groups in the country can claim.


Stroll our decks, lounge on our open-air top deck and dine on a delicious dinner buffet while singing along to some of your favorites! Our Dinner Buffet will consist of Freshly Baked Virgilio’s Rolls, Spring Salad, Penne Pasta Alfred, North Atlantic Haddock,  a Prime Rib Carving Station, Chef Vegetable, Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes and Chocolate Mousse!


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Our film received a very enthusiastic reception at The Woods Hole Film Festival last weekend. And the Q & A that followed was terrific with great audience questions! 
We’re also thrilled that Recipe For Disaster has been accepted as an official selection to the Mass International Film Festival September 5th, 6th, and 7th  and the 14th Annual Newburyport Documentary Film Festival  September 13th, 14th and 15th. 
We’ve also been invited to The Online New England Film Festival, which will be promoted to‘s over 50,000 monthly readers as well as our 14,000 monthly email subscribers
Finally, our film has more than 55,000 views online since June and we will be launching Phase Two of our Social Media Campaign sometime after Labor Day.
Thanks, as always, for you support!  We could not have made this film without you!
More Soon!
All my best,


Willie Alexander

August 16 free concert on Meetinghouse Green

Gloucester-based Willie Alexander and the Persistence of Memory Orchestra offer up their unique experimental art rock ‘n roll music in a free concert on Friday, August 16 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. on Meetinghouse Green, corner of Church and Middle Streets in Gloucester.

Singer and keyboardist Willie ‘Loco’ Alexander has a storied history playing with legendary bands including the Lost, a 60s garage-band that made records for Capitol; a stint with the post-Lou Reed Velvet Underground, and the alternative punk Boom Boom Band, which recorded for MCA. He formed the Persistence of Memory Orchestra in the ‘90s, and their high energy and artistic integrity continue to excite audiences of all ages.

Willie brings a sweep of cultural interests to his musicianship. His 1954 single “Kerouac” was covered by Tim Pressley on the Album The Wink (Drag City, 2016). In 1994 he narrated a local film titled ‘Middle Street’ made by fellow Gloucester native, independent filmmaker and co-founder of the Gloucester Writers Center, Henry Ferrini. He continues to collaborate with Ferrini on soundtracks for other films.

Lovers of experimental music, punk rock, and good old rock ‘n roll will groove to the beat of Willie Alexander and the Persistence of Memory Orchestra.

Each week Music on Meetinghouse Green partners with a different non-profit organization to raise awareness for the services they provide to the local community. At the August 16 concert, the audience is invited to contribute a freewill donation to the Grace Center, a Lifebridge North Shore day resource center serving those who are homeless. Willow Rest will provide tasty, fresh food for concert-goers.

The Gloucester Meetinghouse, home of the Unitarian Universalist Church, is located at the corner of Church and Middle Streets. The concert is handicapped accessible. Event parking is available on the green and at additional parking lots nearby in the Historic District. Folding chairs will be provided or bring your own beach chair. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held inside the Meetinghouse.

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is grateful to our 2019 sponsors who made this series possible:
Hero: Scobie Ward
Platinum Tier: J.J. & Jackie Bell, Cape Ann Savings Bank, Harry & Mary Hintlian
Gold Tier: John and Janis Bell, Bomco, Michael & Mary Ann Bresnan
Silver Tier: Anonymous, Gib and Sarah Carey, JoeAnn Hart & Gordon Baird, Charles Nazarian, John and Sandra Ronan
Bronze Tier: Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Bill & Rose Hausman

All 2019 Music on Meetinghouse Green concerts are dedicated in honor of Linzee Coolidge and the late Beth Coolidge for their vision and generosity.


Cape Ann Community Foundation would like you to SAVE-THE-DATE for the Low Number Cape Ann License Plate Auction, August 26 – September 9th. Check the numbers available this year at Bidding for Good:
You can always order a plate today at!

Visit the Cape Ann Chamber table at tonight’s Block Party on Main Street and we will tell what number are available in the Online Auction. We can also tell you how to order a plate at any day of the week. Show your love for Cape Ann and give back to our fabulous communities too!♥️♥️♥️♥️

GloucesterCast 352 with Randy ONeil, Chris McCarthy, Pat Dalpiaz, Charleen Delaney, Heidi Dallin,, Cast of Ben Butler, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 8/10/19

GloucesterCast 352 with Randy ONeil, Chris McCarthy, Pat Dalpiaz, Charleen Delaney, Heidi Dallin,, Cast of Ben Butler, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 8/10/19


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August 24th Magnolia Road Race
Pre-order the new GMG Coozies at this link The coozies are ordered- because so many people felt strongly about the two different colors I’m ordering them both
Ben Butler At Gloucester Stage- Buy Tickets Now-
This sounds awesome! Whale watch sail aboard Schooner Lannon Fri Aug 16 8 AM – 2 PM
Group discussion regarding what we all think we know about what pineapples symbolize. Who already knows pineapples can be a symbol for swingers? Pat Dalpiaz may be the only one that did not know this? New Yorker Lobster Magazine Cover Jigsaw Puzzle Has Me Sucked In- Just the right amount of challenge
We’ve now established that the official dog of GMG Beau masturbates and has a foot fetish.
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Boy Impaled By Umbrella At Good Harbor Beach

Magnolia’s Community Farmers’ Market

Sunday, looks like a beautiful day for the Magnolia Community Farmers’ Market.  Have a great breakfast at Sherry’s Corner Café and stroll Lexington Avenue for fresh food, veggies and great local gifts.  Also this week, the Cape Ann animal aid will be there with some cuties up for adoption.  Hope to see you all there.  Thank you.


Weekday Afternoon at Half Moon Beach

It was time for me to take some of our friend Donna Ardozzoni’s advice and go to the beach. I’m a sit-by-the-water-in-a-chair-with-a-book kind of beach goer and I decided to go down to Half Moon Beach at Stage Fort Park: lots of parking, easily accessible, and beautiful. Plus (bonus) the Farmers Market was setting up! Deep breaths and seawater washing my toes cured any grumpiness I might have been feeling. And it is always fun to people-watch.

Wicked Good Sea Stories Wednesday August 14th At Hammond Castle

Hi Joey

Would appreciate if you could re-post this event I am doing next Wed night at Hammond.
two formats here to choose from.
this would make it clearer that there is a tour after the interactive discussion.
Ill be sharing some local sea stories and fun gloucester facts.
James Masciarelli

Live, Love & Learn
Author of Beyond Beauport


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SeniorCare to Honor Community Leaders

Cape Ann Community

SeniorCare Inc. will host its 47th Anniversary Gala Celebration on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Cruiseport Gloucester, located at 6 Rowe Square on the harbor in downtown Gloucester, MA. The Gala will feature a delicious dinner, awards to three community leaders and a Silent Auction. The Gala is presented by ABC Home Healthcare Professionals.

Gloucester Attorney Mark Nestor will be awarded with the Myra L. Herrick Outstanding Older American Award for his ongoing support of the Veterans’ Community and his work with the American Legion to provide home delivered meals on holidays to home-bound community members.

Judi Cox of Coxco Disposal will be presented with the Rosemary F. Kerry Community Service Award for her tireless efforts on behalf of the elder community, and her respect and empathy when addressing challenging circumstances.

Mary Crowe of Care Dimensions will be presented with the Board of Directors Community Partners Special Recognition award…

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Saturday Night’s Block Party Schedule

Cape Ann Community

This Saturday night, August 10, the Gloucester Block Party has another full schedule of entertainment!  Join us on Main Street in Gloucester from 6-10 PM for the second Gloucester Block Party of the summer.

This Saturday we have a new addition… A BEER GARDEN sponsored by BankGloucester featuring live music by Toni-Ann Enes and the John Jerome Band!!  On your stroll down Main Street you’ll also find two more stages with live music, exciting street performances, local food, Main Street merchants, vendor booths and more.

Visit Gloucester Block Party on Facebook for more info.  We’ll see you on Main Street on Saturday night!

2019 Block Party Schedule Aug 8

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