Three Local Celebrity Chefs At My Waterfront Series Opening Reception At @CapeAnnGiclee Friday Nov 1st!



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 announces his offering-



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


Gloucester EDIC Joins State-Wide Economic Development Organization

Announces updated website

New feature promotes link to commercial/industrial properties for sale/lease


The Gloucester Economic Development and Industrial Corporation (EDIC) has joined MassEcon, a state-wide membership organization that brings public and private sectors together “to enhance job growth, promote investment in communities and spread prosperity throughout the state.”

The EDIC has also updated its website,, to feature information helpful to people and organizations considering Gloucester to start or expand a business.   Highlighted on its home page is, a site for commercial and industrial properties for sale and lease in Gloucester.  It is similar to MLS listings for residential properties.

On the EDIC site’s “Resources” page there are now links to important site selection data for decision makers, including tax and assessment information, zoning maps, site plan reviews, general demographics, employment, wages, education and opportunity zones.

Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken said, “Gloucester is proud to be home to a thriving and diverse business community.  From seafood to manufacturing to life sciences, our city has built a sustainable economic development program.  The new partnership, between Gloucester EDIC and MassEcon, will further build on our success of attracting and assisting businesses in the City of Gloucester.”

Peter Abair, MassEcon’s executive director, said “Gloucester has significant economic development potential with a growing focus on biotechnology– highlighted by the Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute — as well as other elements of the blue economy along with more traditional and maritime industries.    We look forward to working with the EDIC and the City of Gloucester to help promote that growth.”

Abair notes that while Gloucester is a destination location, “its quality of life, its history for innovation and creativity and the close working relationship among the EDIC, the City, the Chamber of Commerce, GMGI and other employers is an important, even vital element, of successful economic growth strategies.”

In addition to being a state-wide organization offering site finder services for companies seeking suitable locations, MassEcon provides members with research and education tied to economic growth and business expansion strategies.

The EDIC website’s home page also features a link to Gloucester400, the organization developing plans for the city’s 400th anniversary in 2023.



Monarchs, Painted Ladies, American Ladies, and Yellow Sulphurs are still migrating through Cape Ann–Massachusetts, New England, the mid-Atlantic states, and all along the East Coast for that matter. There isn’t much in the way of nectar plants available at this time of year. If you have anything at all blooming in your garden, even a Dandelion, it will help butterflies and bees on the wing.

This newly emerged Painted Lady was scrounging around at all the dandelions in and around Eastern Point. You can see why if the deadly herbicide Roundup had been applied to this lawn, there would be nothing for the butterflies.

The above Monarch butterfly was drinking nectar from what appeared to be a dried out stalk of Seaside Goldenrod. Although it may seem of no use to you and I, the Monarch was probing deeply into the florets and finding sustenance.

If you have to tidy up your garden, wait until after Thanksgiving, and go cautiously. Bees burrow into dried flower stalks, songbirds find nutrition in the seed heads, and the caterpillars of many species of butterflies, such as those of the Great Spangled Fritillary, winter over in leaf litter at the base of plants.

It is not beneficial to pollinators to invite them to your garden, and then decimate the over wintering species with zealous tidying-up. Take a break, be lazy for the sake of the pollinators 🙂

Monarch dispute over a Dandelion

Hammond Castle

Tricks Or Treats at Hammond Castle! Children’s Event

October 30 @ 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Calling all Ghosts and Goblins to our very first Tricks Or Treats at Hammond Castle!
On October 30th, between 3 and 5 pm, we welcome all children on Cape Ann to dress in their best gowns, their scariest masks, their most outrages costumes and to join us for pumpkin decorating, trick or treating, and warm cider and snacks!


October 30
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Beautiful New Balance Field / Newell Stadium and O’Maley grounds #GloucesterMA public schools

Wish my phone captured the surreal beauty of the fishing boats floating past the field goal, heading to the cut. Prettiest stadium for spectators in Massachusetts.

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Picturesque setting and buffer slope designed like natural  amphitheater for the track and field at O’Maley. The track needs work and the field needs filling/leveling of some troubling holes. To left out of field of view: ball fields and booster funded snack bar shed and restrooms (could be open – gross to see teams head to the trees straight from the bus)

Elementary school campuses are lovely, too. Snapshots of a few:


We are often coming in hot to hockey, but I love when the stars align and we play at Pingree School in Hamilton…and have a chance to walk the campus.  Finn loves to walk the pond and look for frogs and fish.  We all love to look at the amazing art installations that they place around campus.  Here are just a few photos from a spare five minutes the other day.  I’m hoping to find more time this month to appreciate the rest!

To learn more about the Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit CLICK HERE

We are excited to share the news about our tenth annual Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, the largest display of its kind in New England, featuring more than 50 works by artists from as nearby as Hamilton and as far away as Africa.

Pingree is proud to be the only school in the country to host such an exhibit for its students and the public, a statement of the school’s commitment to civic engagement and to art as a vehicle to question and engage in dialogue about issues of substance and meaning. Moreover, at Pingree, we believe that art should be accessible to all and that living amidst art enhances the quality and substance of life. That is why our exhibit is free and open to the public seven days a week.

The show will open on September 1 and continue through November 30, extended this year to allow visitors to enjoy during the Thanksgiving break.

Catalogue of artists can be viewed HERE


@FishermenGHS Social Media Updates:

For Gloucester High Athletics Schedule Click Here

Cape Ann Makers Market Saturday, November 30, 2019 10 am to 4 pm


We are excited to offer for the first time, Cape Ann Makers Market, 2019 Holiday Market, an indoor holiday shopping event featuring artisans, crafters, and makers of Cape Ann and beyond. This event is co-produced by Cape Ann Auction, Hold Fast Company, and Cape Ann Giclee.

CAMM 2019 Holiday Market:
Saturday, November 30, 2019
10 am to 4 pm
Held at Cape Ann Auction’s new warehouse location
1 Kondelin Road, Gloucester, MA 01930

We will have plenty of vendor spaces available and are offering two booth sizes to choose from. Since this is a first time event, we have kept the fee low.

8×10 for $35 | 12×12 for $45
Electrical connection is available if needed.

Vendor selection will be based on craftsmanship, use of materials and with an emphasis on handmade gifts. We will not accept vendors selling directly imported goods, otherwise commercially made (buy/sell) items or direct sales.

Please complete the Vendor Application form linked below and submit no later than October 14th.

No payment is due until your application has been accepted.

Applicants will be notified about the status of their application by October 18th along with vendor agreements and additional event details. See More