A Few Photo Impressions of the Adirondacks

We have visited the Adirondack Mountains in N.Y. on a regular basis since 1972. Over the years, I scaled 38 of the 46 Adirondack peaks with summits over 4,000 feet. Most of my climbing was with my son and my brother-in law. My climbing days are over, but I’m still drawn to the region to enjoy the majesty of the mountains, its intricate history and its gleaming waterways. These photos were taken a few weeks ago when we enjoyed a wonderful family reunion in the Saranac Lake area of the Adirondack State Park.


Wonderfully fun and funny, heartfelt, quirky, original, and fabulous musicians all, Guster headlined Gloucester’s first Riverfest Seaside Music Festival. Montage of highlights from the show with favorite songs “Amsterdam,” “Happier,” “Satellite,” “Stay With Me Jesus,” “Homecoming King,” “Ramona,” “Do You Love Me,” “This Could All Be Yours,” and more.

For information on upcoming shows, tickets, store, and to see Guster’s latest hit video for “Overexcited,” go HERE to www.guster.com

Riverfest presented by 92.5 The River and the City of Gloucester, Stage Fort Park. See photos from the show at Kim Smith Designs


My friend Jill Whitney Armstrong writes that “this is one exhibit not to be missed, with tents in the yard, interactive augmented reality, a magical live painter, free reiki and more! Plus David Robinson has work in the show – a communal atmosphere.”

I am looking forward to attending and hope to see you there! 

Back to school beauty: East Gloucester Elementary

DPW year round endeavors, Backyard Growers beds, and EGS PTO grounds help East Gloucester elementary be back to school ready. Neighbors, too! In August, three generations tackled the turnabout center island.

Before / After



Gloucester in all her glory- part two-filming B-roll around the Harbor

Public Auction of Folly Cove Estate Items & More – Sept 7, 6pm.

There will be a Public Auction of a Rockport MA, Folly Cove  Estate & other Cape Ann Estates, Saturday, September 7th, 1 Kondelin Rd. Gloucester, MA (in the Cape Ann Industrial Park) 6pm – Inspection is 4-6pm on the day of the sale.
Cape Ann Auction didn’t hold an auction in August, but it’s not because  they’re sitting around!  They’ve been very busy, here’s what they’re up to.
They’ve moved their entire operation and booked an auction for September 7th, next Saturday in their new auction hall at 1 Kondelin Rd. To give you an idea of what this will mean, they moved from a 1,500 square foot location at 17 Kondelin Rd. to this 10,000 square foot location!
In the past decade, they’ve run auctions at rented halls and at their own small hall 17 Kondelin Rd. During this time, they’ve warehoused many of their best finds for future auctions, hoping to feature them when they found a permanent, more suitable location. #1 Kondelin Rd. is just what they’ve needed to grow. They’ll sell many of these items and other estate contents such as the Rockport MA Estate in the September 7th auction next Saturday. This auction will feature Nautical antiques, Duck Decoys, Historical items and much more!
In the near future, Cape Ann Auction has so much stock, it will run about least every two weeks for a while. So look forward to 2 auctions a month instead of the regular 1 auction per month, at least for a while.
They also hope to run other special events related to the auction business at this location.
There’s plenty of parking and tons of treasures! To see pictures of items in the upcoming auction and get details on future events, go to www.capeannauction.com
Walt Kolenda

Walt Kolenda


So sorry Readers for repeat posts, trying to sort out a Facebook issue with some posts appearing on the feed and some posts not. It is puzzling and frustrating!

Gloucester Harbor in all her glory – photos from the Parade of Sail and Schooner race.

Schooner Fest Sunday Scenes

I hope you enjoyed the glorious weekend. It was our first School Festival and we were not disappointed. We had family time, outdoor time, podcast time and volunteer time. Some scenes from the busy boulevard Sunday morning:

We also went to Magnolia to see what we could see for the race Sunday morning:



Saturday SUP’ing in the Harbor From Michael Sacca

Pat D posted some photos of the Harbor scene on Saturday including some people of SUP’s enjoying the schooners. That was me taking pictures on the SUP.
I know you must be schooner’ed out but here are a few I took from the SUP that day. All taken with a cheap waterproof camera whole on the SUP. Let me know if you have any questions. Feel free to post them if you would like.
Michael Sacca

Waves of Impact Autism Surf Event! Public · Hosted by Cape Ann SUP and Waves of Impact

Waves of Impact Autism Surf Event!


 · Hosted by Cape Ann SUP and Waves of Impact
Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 10 AM – 2 PM
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Cape Ann SUP

2 Southern Ave, Essex, Massachusetts 01929
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Join Cape Ann SUP and friends at Waves of Impact for the 2nd annual Autism Surf Day! Waves Of Impact are flying out from CA to be here, so let’s make this year even better than the last!

About Waves of Impact

Waves of Impact

Nonprofit Organization
Waves of Impact is a foundation sharing the soothing power of the ocean to individuals facing exceptional challenges in their life.


Acoustic Music Night Featuring Headlands at Feather and Wedge!


Headlands, featuring John Rockwell, Amy Rich and Eric Wilson, all of Rockport, return to Feather & Wedge this Thursday for an evening of entertainment and great food. Their set list includes selections from Roots and Americana to a little bit of Country. Reservations highly suggested! 978.999.5917

Tuesday, September 3
7:30 PM 10:00 PM

headlands at feather and wedge

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

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Magnolia Cribbage League

Cape Ann Community

Magnolia Cribbage League starts its fall session on Wednesday, September 4 at 6:30pm at J.D. Meyers Pub, 24 Lexington Ave, Magnolia. New players are welcome to join in this friendly game of cribbage. $45 covers 10 weeks of play plus a dinner and cash prizes.  If you cannot commit to a 10-week session then consider substituting for a regular player. Arrive at 6:30pm to sign up and learn more about the league. Call Andy Heinze at 508-596-3857 for more information.

Submitted by Dorothy Sieradzki
803 Summer St.
Manchester, MA

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