Free eBook for Kids Ages 8-12 (Comic Tale of Cape Ann)

Elinor Teele, a local author, has teamed up with Spike Wademan, an award-winning artist & illustrator, to launch a FREE chapter book for kids on her website.

• It’s a comic tale called Fisher Jim:

• Read Chapter One:

Please share the book link with as many folks as you like—this is a free resource that’s meant to celebrate the joy of reading!

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Told in the voice of a 10-year-old, Fisher Jim is the hilarious saga of a boy’s adventures on the ocean. Though names have been changed for fictional purposes, kids will recognize Essex, Ipswich Bay, Lanesville, and many more Cape Ann landmarks in Jim’s story.


Just like magazine serials of the 1950s, two illustrated chapters will appear every Wednesday on Elinor’s website, from August 14 until October 23, 2019. Families can enjoy each chapter in a digital form or download it as a PDF for printing.


Perfect for reading aloud, Fisher Jim is a true North Shore tale, full of salty humor and local characters. The book site also includes plenty of links to kid-friendly activities and organizations around Cape Ann. Choose your own adventure!

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Dan King joins Fly Amero this evening 7pm @ The Rhumb Line 8.14.2019

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, August 14 – 7pm

My Musical Guest: DAN KING!

Rootsy and oh so soulful, Gloucester’s beloved Dan King comes to the Rhumb stage this week.  It’s a rare treat, my
friends.  Come and enjoy! ~ 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!


8/21 – Annette Dion

Coming soon…

Honkytonk Women

Lynne Taylor


Looking forward…
…to seeing you there 🙂

Bruins Academy! Registration Ends Today!

If you have a child who is interested in starting hockey this opportunity is NOT TO BE MISSED!

Registration ends today!!!

The Boston Bruins are excited to continue and grow the Bruins Academy Learn to Play presented by Pure Hockey (previously called “Little Bruins”) to help aspiring, youth hockey players develop their skills. Last season, the program expanded to over 80 locations across New England with over 5,000 participants. The program was available to both girls and boys and the registration fee included a full set of CCM equipment to keep valued at $500 retail, which included skates, a professional personalized fitting, and four weeks of on-ice instruction led by certified coaches. The Boston Bruins are thrilled to share their passion for hockey with the next generation of hockey players.* Last year, $2,500,000 (retail value) worth of equipment was donated through the program. *

All participants must be born between 2010-2014.

Please register today if you are interested in this amazing opportuinty.  Get a complete set of gear and four on-ice sessions for only $140!

Click here to learn more and register:

If your child is already playing hockey, please help us spread the word.  We have several open spots and children from any community are welcome to participate.



Hey there Joey,

Please pass the word about a lovely seafood tasting event to be held at the farmers market Aug 22.


Devon Winkler

Cape Ann Farmers Market advisory board member

You’ve heard of a food truck, but what about a food boat? On Thursday August 22nd, from 3:00 to 6:30, the Cape Ann Farmers Market (CAFM) at Stage Fort Park will host Eating with the Ecosystem’s 19-foot ‘food boat’ for a fun, educational, and delicious interactive seafood event. The food boat is part of Eating with the Ecosystem’s Scales & Tales program, which blends food experiences with education to promote a place-based approach to sustaining New England’s wild seafood. Featuring the culinary skills of Chef Aaron Budak from Tonno, the boat will provide cooking demos showcasing a local seafood species. As market patrons enjoy free samples of the delicious dishes created, they will have the opportunity to ask questions as well as be informed on how to help support local fishing communities. Copies of Eating with the Ecosystem’s recently released eco-cookbook Simmering the Sea: Diversifying Cookery to Sustain Our Fisheries will be available for purchase ($20). Feeling inspired to create your own seafood masterpiece at home? Find your winning ingredients from market vendors and perhaps additional cooking advice from the CAFM cookbook sale.

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Eating with the Ecosystem is a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to promote a place-based approach to sustaining New England’s wild seafood, though healthy habitats, flourishing food webs, and short, adaptive supply chains. Eating with the ecosystem envisions a local seafood marketing system that mirrors ecosystem dynamics, supports and engages community-based fishermen, and creates system resilience through positive feedback loops between the people who eat seafood and the ecosystems that produce it. By introducing new mental models for food system planning and new avenues for consumer engagement, it works to replace a piecemeal and reductionist view of sustainability with a systems-based, place-bound template for sustainability that serves the long-term benefit of New England’s people and ecosystems.

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From humble beginnings at Harbor Loop in 2006, the not for profit Cape Ann Farmers Market has grown into a nationally recognized seasonal market with a variety of local produce, prepared food, craft offerings, and seafood. Cape Ann Farmers Market provides all Cape Ann residents access to fresh, local, and wholesome food regardless of income. Our market has witnessed the success of many local, small food businesses and farms. We are proud to continue to be a destination for visitors and a community forum for healthy eating, sustainable farmland management, and ocean conservation.

Brackett’s Oceanview Restaurant

We were in the Rockport area Monday night and decided to give Brackett’s Oceanview Restaurant at 25 Main Street in Rockport a try. It was pretty full with large parties and several families. The views are gorgeous out onto the harbor and beach. Despite this busy-ness, Kourtney served us efficiently and in a friendly manner. I had Chicken Rockefeller and Jim had Baked Scrod. We also ordered a Barrata Salad. Jim couldn’t resist the Brothers Brew donut sundae for dessert—decadent. Thanks Oceanview for a lovely evening!

Recipe: Garlicky Butter Shrimp On The @WeberGrills Q

Northeast BBQ

Shrimp were on sale at East Gloucester Stop and Shop and I was in the mood for something light after smashing down a decadent steak sandwich for lunch.

Kate whipped up a salad and I was in charge of the shrimp.

One of the things about grilling shrimp is you want them pretty dry like the way you want chicken so you can get that char on the outside without drying out the inside.

So I treat them the same way patting the meat (shrimp) dry with a paper towel while preparing the marinade.

The marinade?  Very simple- a half a stick of buttah melted in the microwave, a couple of turns of EVOO, salt, pepper and three heads of minced garlic.

Mixed the marinade ingredients together and tossed the patted down shrimp in to soak for a bit.

Grill on high to preheat, grates seasoned with cooking spray and…

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