Three Local Celebrity Chefs At My Waterfront Series Opening Reception At @CapeAnnGiclee Friday Nov 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. Ralph DiGiorgio is announcing his over the top offering tomorrow!



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



Transcendent, gorgeous music, with inspiration found throughout the world, Jesse Cook and company gave a fabulous performance last night at Rockport’s Shalin Liu. Often described as new flamenco, Jesse’s music blends rhumba rhythms, jazz, Arabic music, traditional flamenco, and much, much more.

Currently touring with Jesse are Fethi Nadjem on violin, Matt Sellick on guitar, Matias Recharte on drums, and Dan Minchom on bass.

We met BJ in the lobby. He operated the cameras for the concert film that chronicles the “Beyond Borders” tour, currently playing on PBS. I asked BJ what was the process. He shares that nine cameras were set up nightly during the 31 day coast to coast tour of Canada. In addition, he used a hand held camera to maneuver around the stage. A different song was recorded each night in each different city. By the end of the tour, they had generated 50 TBs of footage. Jesse edited the film and it is beyond beautiful!

It would be tremendous if when Jesse returns to Cape Ann, he can play several nights. The concert at the Shalin Liu quickly sold out and it would be great if more people, especially young people, had the opportunity to hear his music.

We also had the pleasure of meeting Marcy and Christopher Plante, who were sitting next to us with their friends. Chris Plante built the Shalin Liu and Marcy’s friend was wearing a pair of butterfly earrings 🙂

Fun time at Gloucester Halloween Party on Sunday

Always a great time at the Halloween Festival at Gloucester City Hall.  So many great volunteers and many donations from local retailers.

Elisa and Anna


Our wonderful Charlene

Future Gloucester fire fighter and a super hero

Our fun Mayor and the Terrific Balloon Lady

Healthy Eating

Thursday, Oct 31: Jazz Dinner Featuring SCOLLINS-WARSI DUO at Feather and Wedge


The Scollins-Warsi jazz duo is back at Feather & Wedge! With Kevin Scollins on guitar and Sahil Warsi on double bass, they will play from their extensive setlist including selections from the Great American Song Book, modern jazz, contemporary blues and R&B.

Reservations highly suggested! 978.999.5917

Thursday, October 31, 2019
6:30 PM –  9:00 PM


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

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Fundraiser dinner at Jalapeños for Boston Children’s Hospital


North Shore Gamers proudly hosts a fun night of dining and light games at Jalapeños in downtown Gloucester this Wednesday. All donations and 50/50 raffle monies will be given to Boston Children’s Hospital as part of Extra Life 2019.

Visit this link for more info

Friday NOV 1st Brooks Williams with opener Prateek Poddar @ Old Sloop Coffeehouse


See Brooks Williams with opener Prateek at Old Sloop Coffeehouse this Friday, November 1. Brooks Williams hails from Statesboro, Georgia, the town made famous by country-blues legend Blind Willie McTell. Ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, he’s a mean finger-picker and a stunning slide guitarist. Plus, “he has a beautiful voice,” says AmericanaUK, “that you just melt into.” Not one easy to pigeon-hole, Brooks’ music is the love-child of country-blues and Americana. fRoots says, “Soulful Americana, full-on blues and tasty rootsy grooves. He really rocks!” Opener Prateek has been a Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Finalist and has been nominated for Singer-Songwriter of the Year at both the New England Music Awards and the Boston Music Awards.
Prateek Poddar
#rockportma #livemusic #folkmusic #bluesmusic

Here is a video of Brooks Williams performing the Piedmont blues classic song “Weeping Willow”:

Beat the clock | adding sand to shore up Long Beach and seawall

The next phase of coastal storm repairs continue on Long Beach. This past week crews began adding sand, “beach nourishment”, atop the rip rap. The staging is on the Gloucester end while the first deposits are far off by the pedestrian bridge to Cape Hedge. The ocean hits the seawall a couple of hours before high tide so the work moves at a fast clip.

I overheard someone ask, “Why not wait till spring?” Sand moves and winter storms shift the terrain mightily. They explained that it’s intentional and this sand will come back.

Long Beach Gloucester Massachusetts end_depositing sand atop rip rap_seawall repair phase_20191028_©c ryan (3)


Seems a sisyphean task at two hours before high tide.  (below about half hour before)


Essex ClamFest

We stopped by Essex ClamFest on Saturday after a hockey game at Pingree School in Hamilton.  We missed the chowder competition, but the boys enjoyed lunch from Ipswich Clambake and an ice cream from Down River while we enjoyed two beers from Ipswich Ale.  It was a beautiful afternoon and I’m glad they got so lucky with the weather!

Pet of the Week- Brewster


Hello! My name is Brewster. I am a lucky guy who was found all the way in Puerto Rico and rescued with several other lucky kitties and moved up this way thanks to Wags 2 Riches Rescue. I am now looking for my shot at finding a forever home! I would do best in a home with another friendly confident cat, I enjoy the company of another feline companion and hopefully they will help to teach me the ropes of what life is like indoor living. I much prefer the quiet side to take things at my own pace, I would do great in a low traffic home with older children that can respect my space. I love tasty treats especially tuna & playing the day away chasing wand toys.If you are looking for a laid back guy stop by and meet me today!

To learn more about us or other animals waiting for homes, please come visit our shelter at 4 Paws Lane in Gloucester or check us out online at

Gloucester Rotary Club Trivia Night

Gloucester Rotary Club Trivia Night

The Rotary Club of Gloucester has moved back to the fall, and will host its annual Trivia Night on Friday, November 1, 2019, at the Gloucester House, located at 63 Rogers Street in downtown Gloucester. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the game will begin at 7 p.m. Teams of four will compete for the title of Cape Ann Trivia Champions.

All trivia fans are invited to this fun night of knowledge and laughter. The registration fee is $100 for a team of four players. Proceeds from this event will support programs of the Gloucester Rotary Club. The night will also feature a 50/50 raffle, a cash bar, and light snacks for purchase. Register online now!

Register online now!
Walk-ins are welcome on November 1, but we appreciate advance registration.

The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
Learn more about the Gloucester Rotary Club.


The Homie Cast


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