This Coming Friday- The Opening Reception For My Waterfront Images Series at Cape Ann Giclee November 1st!

We’ve got a date for the opening reception of my Waterfront Images series at @capeanngiclee

November 1st from 6:30-9:00PM.

Our King of BBQ Craig Kimberley Will Be Smoking Up Some Pork Butts and We’ll Have Pulled Pork The Night Of The Show, The Mrs Is Making Her Famous Cole Slaw and Sista Felicia Is Making A Dessert. Hope to see y’all.

Cape Ann Giclee is located at 20 Maplewood Ave. #GloucesterMA. Please come and share!


Cape Ann Women: Join us October 30 to raise $10,000 for a local charity

Come be part of #thepowerof100 on October 30 @ 5:30 pm at The Gloucester House Compass Rose room. This will be the second quarterly meeting of the Cape Ann chapter of 100 Who Care which launched in July with 125 women collectively donating $12,500 to Wellspring House for their Educational Resource Collaborative.

One hundred (or more!) women will each donate $100 on October 30 and together in one hour we will raise $10,000 for a local charity. If you can join us, visit to RSVP. If you can’t make it to this meeting, you can still participate by donating and voting through this web site.  


We will hear presentations from members about three organizations – Backyard Growers, The Open Door and The Gloucester Stage Company– and vote on the one we think most needs funding.  Learn more about how they could use our support by checking out the Impact tab on the web site.


We meet four times a year and members can nominate charitable organizations they would like to support. This means we learn about 12 local charities each year and will donate $40,000+ to four of them. Next meeting will be January 30, 2020. We hope you’ll join this amazing group of women who are supporting our wonderful community.


Submitted by the 100 Who Care Cape Ann steering committee members: Diane Connolly, Erin McKay, Jane Remsen, Lisa Robinson, Marilyn Short. Contact us at



Many thanks to Mike Mack and the North Shore Horticultural Society for the invitation to present “The Hummingbird Garden.” We had a great talk and I really want to thank everyone who volunteered what Ruby-throated Hummingbirds like to forage on in their gardens. Hummingbirds are opportunistic feeders and it was so interesting to learn the plants that support RTHummingbirds in other’s gardens. Although Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are the most widely distributed Hummingbird in North America many aspects of its migration, breeding, and ecology remain poorly understood. In addition to what was presented, local gardeners added Cuphea, Penstemon ‘Husker Red,’ Rose of Sharon (all shades), Agastache, and a flowering quince in a rich shade of fuchsia.

Special thanks to the lady who brought a hummingbird nest and shared it with the attendees.

A reader inquired about a photo that I had posted with the announcement of the lecture. The photo is of a Rivoli’s Hummingbird and was taken in Macheros, Estado de México. We were staying in a tiny cottage on the banks of a forested mountain stream. The banks were abundant with blooming Pineapple Sage (Salvia elegans) and both the gently flowing stream and flowering sage were Mecca for all the hummingbirds in the neighborhood. Every morning we awoke to the chattering of dozens of hummingbirds, mostly Rivoli’s and White-eared Hummingbirds, bathing in the stream and drinking nectar from the sage.

A note about Rivoli’s Hummingbirds. They were originally called Rivoli’s, then the name was changed to Magnificent Hummingbird, but it’s name has since reverted back to Rivoli’s Hummingbird.

Rivoli’s Hummingbird and Pineapple Sage (Salvia elegans)

Coming in Less Than 2 Weeks, Fishtown Players & New York Actors put on Mauritius by Theresa Rebeck

Fishtown Players is back, with Theresa Rebeck’s Mauritius, a tightly-paced comedic thriller about greed, family conflict and the seedy and rarefied world of philately (the art of stamp collecting). Winner of the Eliot Norton award as best new play, Fishtown brings Mauritius to the Rogers Street Theatre in downtown Gloucester, with a cast of local favorites and friends from New York City! M. Lynda Robinson, award-winning actress, director, teacher and playwright will direct.
Jackie, (Cassie Stewart) finds an interesting stamp collection in her mother’s home, and brings it to a shop owned by Phillip, an expert on stamps (Michael McNamara, Fishtown’s Founder). Dennis (Max McNamara) is there, and wants to help Jackie. Mary, Jackie’s half sister (Lily Narbonne*) is spiritually and nostalgically connected to the stamps, and furthermore, Sterling, (Justin Genna*) Phillip’s least favorite person, and Dennis’ cohort won’t stops until he gets ahold of them.
*Members of Actors Equity Association. This production is being presented under the auspices of the Actors Equity Association Member Projects Code
Performances will occur November 1, 2, 8 and 9 (Fridays and Saturdays) at 7:30pm and November 3 and 10 (Sundays) at 5:00pm at The Rogers Street Theatre at 68 Rogers Street in Gloucester. Tickets are available on Fishtown’s website here by scrolling to the bottom of the homepage and purchasing via PayPal. Reservations can be made by calling the Fishtown Players Hotline, 978 515 7957, or you can pay by cash or Venmo at the door.
Hope to see you there!
The Fishtown Players
Facebook: Fishtown Players
Instagram: @mauritius_play


Veterans music performance

Share the Music and Friends, an ensemble of 25 singers, which has been in existence since 1999, known for its performances for worthwhile charity organizations locally and around the North Shore area, is presenting a free program to honor our Veterans of all wars.  Sunday November 10 at the American Legion, Post No 3 at 2 PM, 24 singers will share songs from the Revolutionary War, WWI and WWII, Vietnam, and present day conflicts. Free will donations will benefit the many beneficial service projects of the Legion. Monday, Veterans Day, November 11 at 2 pm in St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1123 Washington Street, gratefully accepted donations will provide help for Company 2 Heroes, a unique service dog training program specializing in guided/assisted self-training of service dogs working with combat veterans from all wars.

Doors open for both programs at 1:30 PM.  Both venues are handicapped accessible.

For more info, please contact Wendy Betts, director, at 978-546-5220

Senior Center Art Project Honors Winslow Homer

GMG received an email from Juni VanDyke, Art Program Director at the Rose Baker Senior Center which stated:

 THE UNDERTOW      (painted by Homer in 1886) and
 THE HERRING NET  (painted by Homer in 1883 ).

The email further suggested we might like to obtain pictures of these recreations to share with our readers. Please forgive the poor image quality as it proved difficult to get a nice clear shot of these large recreations through those storefronts even on a cloudy morning. The work is quite interesting and includes some additional helpful information. Thanks to Juni and the senior artists:

Today’s The Day! BBQ iT Smoking RIBS DEMO @ ACE in Gloucester this Sat!!!

Have you ever wanted to learn how to smoke competition level ribs in your own backyard? How about cooking them in a Pit Barrel Cooker? Well, Saturday at 11am until 2pm, come join GMG’s Craig Kimberley, of Youtube’s BBQ iT Show , Team B&B, & North East BBQ, and learn, ask questions and eat some AMAZING RIBS!!