Free eBook for Kids (Comic Tale of Cape Ann) – All Chapters Online

All 21 chapters of Fisher Jim—a FREE eBook for kids ages 8-12—are now online!

• Visit the Book Site:
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Told in the voice of a 10-year-old, Fisher Jim is the humorous saga of a boy’s adventures on the ocean. If you want to catch up on his story, here are a few highlights:
Chapter 2: In which Jim “borrows” his Dad’s skiff and ends up landing the harbormaster in the drink.
Chapter 5: In which Jim find a novel way to rescue Barrington Reds from his catboat.
Chapter 11: In which Jim relates the tales of Ollie and his encounters with the Coast Guard.
Chapter 13: In which Jim hides out on the breakwater with 10 local kids while the councilor-at-large is looking for him.
Chapter 19: In which Jim has to save himself—and lose his boat—by leaping onto the bell buoy.
Feel free to share the book link on social media—this is a free resource that celebrates reading!
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Congratulations to Donna on her retirement. Her shop of treasures will be surely missed by we who love vintage jewelry
Retiring after 50 years and closing award-winning jewelry store!

Selling entire shop contents all together or in parcels, including cases, props, lighting, etc. DIVA (Donna’s infinite Variety of Adornments) in Gloucester, MA, has been awarded as “Best” by the Boston Globe and with countless “Reader’s Choice” awards.

Donna Soodalter-Toman, the owner, has been a maker, designer, collector, buyer and seller for 50 years! She is also an appraiser and licensed auctioneer. This inventory is unmatched in terms of originality and saleability. Priced at keystone and slightly above, retail prices start at $10 and scale up to $30,000.

This unmatched inventory includes thousands and thousands of pieces from the late 1700’s to today in every metal, color and stone/gemstone, and for all genders.

Costume jewelry, for example, includes antique, vintage and contemporary pieces from names like; Chanel, Barkley, McClelland Barkley, Florenza, Lisner, YSL, Carnegie, Haskell, Hagler, Boucher, Roberta, Jomaz, Mazer, Trifari, Eisenberg, Schiaparelli, Bittar, Renoir, Matisse, KJL, DeLaRenta, Monies, Bonaz, Bengel, Diamonbar, Galiano, Lagerfeld, Prada, etc., plus countless collectible pieces in paste, Galalith, Bakelite, Lucite, celluloid, etc.

The collection of sterling silver is unmatched in size and piece. Antique, vintage and contemporary (mostly one-of-a-kind) pieces include makers like; NE From, David Anderson, Hull, Jensen, Hans Hansen, Coro, Trifari, DeTaxco, Aguilar, Kerr, Tiffany, Peruzzi, Coppini, Cini, Levin, Wiener, Shiebler, Robert Lee Morris, John Iverson, Linda Tesh, Betsy Fuller, Jayne Redman, Roberta and David Williamson, Bezak. Rebecca, F. Kite, Joseph Downs, Collen Denton, Romanik, Von Musulin, Judith Jack, John Hardy, Vitresse, David Yurman, Gabriella Kiss, DVA, Elyn Blake, Anne Besse Shepard, Wolf Doesch, Margaret Thurman (Echo of the Dreamer and Mars/Valentine), Eileen Sutton, Amy Kahn Russell, Tabra, Todd Reed, Linda Kindler Priest, Goudji, Lori Leonard, Sydney Lynch, Mar, Carol Webb, Carolyn Morris-Bach, Deborah Armstrong, Ford/Forlano, Nancy Kennedy, Biba Shutz, Elizabeth Garvin, Patty Walton, Urso, Naftali, Ray Tracey, Cavender, Girardi, Kristi Anderson, Kirstin Lora, Kristin Holeman, Judith Ripka, Magik-Fusager, Lagos, Rebecca Collins, Joan Dulles, Kiestlestein-Cord, Sebagg, Daus, Bigazzi, Messenger, Bayanihan, Sam Shaw, Terri Logan, Flying Anvil, Kabana, Hermes, etc., and a huge array of additional US, Scandanavian, Mexican, Italian, Other European and Native American pieces.

Antique, vintage and contemporary gold and platinum pieces, which cover Victorian, Georgian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern and contemporary time periods, are signed by makers like, DVA, Reinstein-Ross, Menagatti, Tiffany, Kabana, Chris Ploof, Esti’ Frederica, Konstantino, Andy Cooperman, Ripka, Yossi Harari, Charriol, Roberto Coin, George Sawyer, Paul Lantuch, Ross Coppleman, Homero, Sevan, Yvan Wolf, Asch-Grossbert, SOHO, La Novelle Baque, Gurhan, Rob Green, Todd Reed, Morelli, Marraccini, Omega, Concord, Hamilton, Gubelin, Tourneau, Chambers, etc. Many more are unsigned or signed by names unknown to Donna.

Would like to have contents sold by end of January, if possible, as the store will close at that time and everything remaining will be packed to move.

Please contact Donna with questions, requests for appointments, request for pictures, etc. She can be reached at 617-447-7527 or While merely representing a mere dent, a number of her pieces can be viewed on Facebook (DIVA), Instagram (Adornmentdiva) and on her website (

This Weekend in the Arts 10/25-28/2019

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Friday, October 25th  – 6:30 pm. to 11 p.m.
Saturday, October 26th – 6:00 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Free parking at Gloucester’s Stage Fort Park begins at 6:00 pm on Friday and 5:30 pm on Saturday. The last bus of terror from Stage Fort Park leaves at 10:30 pm. Last ticket will be sold at 10:45 pm. Please do not drive to the castle as you will be turned away. Do not park on Hesperus Avenue or you will be ticketed and/or towed.

$15 per person, available only at the door. No discounts or refunds. BUT – Parents USE CAUTION! This is a SCARY attraction and is not suitable for children under 13.


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Heidi Caswell Zander One-Artist Show

October 26 – November 7, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 26th, 2 – 4 PM


An exhibition of oil paintings by Rockport artist Heidi Caswell Zander will open in the Marguerite Pearson Room of the Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M) on Saturday, October 26th with an artist’s reception from 2 – 4 PM. The exhibition will be on view Saturday, October 26 – Thursday, November 7.

Heidi Caswell Zander’s work bares the imprint of growing up immersed in the artist culture of Cape Ann, Massachusetts. As a youth, summer days were spent in adult workshops absorbing the enthusiasm for capturing a cloud on 140 lb. watercolor paper, for being a link between natural wonder observed on location to its impression on a rectangle which would hang on a wall. Rich color and connection to place are the prime elements of her works. Caswell Zander’s signature brushstroke, which is used to convey both the excitement of creating the image as well as the value of making a mark, is retained through process, marks articulated and layered through to the final piece. There is an energy displayed by these brushstrokes. She distills from observation the essence of objects, their radiant colors, vibrancy of life, the subtleties of their relationships, their harmonies and completeness.

Heidi Caswell Zander is owner and sole artist of Tidal Edge Gallery in Rockport which opened in 2005.

A Rhode Island School of Design B.F.A. & M.A.T. graduate and member of the RISD European Honor Society, she has also lived in Rome, Italy, New York, and Berlin, Germany. Heidi is a juried artist member of the Rockport Art Association & Museum, North Shore Art Association and National Association of Women Artists. She is currently Rockport Art Association & Museum’s President. Her paintings are in collections throughout the United States and Europe.

For more information on this and other exhibitions, please visit the RAA&M’s website at

Rockport Art Association & Museum

12 Main Street, Rockport MA 01966
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RAA&M Fall Hours:  Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM; Sunday 12 – 5 PM.


The Rhumb Line Tonight – 8:30pm Dave Sag’s Blues Party special guest: Ken Clark Organ Trio 10.24.2019

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Ken Clark Organ Trio have been performing around New England and the eastern U.S. forthe past 15 years. “Organist Ken Clark, guitarist Mike Mele, and drummer Steve Stephan Chaggaris lean on the beat, (high stepping funk, shuffle boogaloo back beat ballad), build dynamic climaxes sprinkle in jazz solos and deliver the goods. Clark controls the B3 like a master: hip bass lines, sizzling chordal washes, feel-good riffs, funky blues lines and syncopated accents figure in the mix. The groove, the sonic power of the organ and a soulful message are a forceful combination for reaching the people, all the way from the church to the dance floor. Can’t beat the feeling.” ~ Owen Cordle, Jazz Times



Join the Gloucester Department of Health and our Gloucester Navigator team on 10/25 for a FREE flu shot clinic

Avoid getting sick this winter – get your flu shot! Join the Gloucester Department of Health and our Gloucester Navigator team on 10/25 for a FREE flu shot clinic. We’ll be at Gloucester Marine Railways from 9 am – 12 pm For more information call Nina or Maria at (978) 282-4847.

Drunken Pumpkin Event Big Success

The Drunken Pumpkin flower arranging event hosted by Audrey’s Flower Shop was a big success last night at the Mile Marker. Nearly 100 women ( apologies if there were any men in attendance… saw none) were presented with a bundle of flowers and a pumpkin base.

Heather gave instructions and advice before we dive in to create our own pumpkin floral displays.

Mike Marker staff did their best to provide food and drink. Thanks Kyle, well done! At my table, Jean ordered buffalo shrimp and a chowder/chip plate. We were joined by Melissa and Amber-Rose.

It was great fun . Thanks Heather and staff! Looking forward to the Boxwood Tree Design event at the Beaufort December 5.

Mini psychic readings

Cape Ann Wellness

In celebration of the Halloween Season, we will be partnering up with local psychic Annette Dion to offer 10$ quick readings, and free full spectrum CBD samples. This will take place this upcoming Saturday the 26th from 12:00pm – 3:00pm at our shop on 12 Roger’s Street. Come prepared with a question you’d like to ask Annette.

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