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By noon today the super dedicated Lobster Trap Tree building team had made great headway. With snow predicted for tomorrow, the crew plans to have the tree built by day’s end. Don’t let the photos deceive; Shawn Henry was wearing shorts but it was frigid at noon and only getting colder as the day progressed.
Many thanks to Three Lanterns Marine for providing the 360 lobster traps required to construct the tree.
Mayor Sefatia and granddaughters, Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce CEO Ken Riehl, and Gloucester’s Economic Development Director Sal Di Stefano and his wife Maria (and kids), all stopped by to check on the tree’s progress while they were out shopping local for Small Business Saturday.
Please vote your preference for either warm white lights or multi-colored lights for Gloucester’s unique and beautiful Lobster Trap Tree. Thank you!
Love how the sunset actually starts to change from beginning to total darkness.
Gloucester Rotary Calendars now for sale. We have a calender with great local scenery and also draw a winner every week who gets $50. We someone all has the opportunity to win $250 and $500. The cost of the calendar is $25 . See the link below.
Tuesday, December 3, 3:30 – 5pm at Art Haven: West Parish
Wednesday, December 4, 3:30 – 5pm at Art Haven: Beeman
Thursday December 5, 3:30 – 5pm at Art Haven: Plum Cove
Friday December 6, 3:30 – 5pm at Art Haven: Rockport Elementary
Saturday December 7, 10 to noon at Art Haven: Open Day for All
Monday December 9, 3:30 – 5pm at Art Haven: Manchester Essex
Tuesday December 10, 3:30 – 5pm at Art Haven: O’Maley
Adult times: December 3rd and December 10th, 6 to 8pm.
Art Haven is located at 180 Main Street, Gloucester, MA
The Lobster Trap Tree Lighting Ceremony is Saturday, December 14th at 4:30 pm, following the Middle Street Walk
Magnolia’s new art gallery and boutique offers a variety of handcrafted gifts for the holidays including ocean-inspired pottery, scarves, copper and silver jewelry, whimsical fish mugs and placemats, local photography, and gorgeous woodwork, in addition to an extensive selection of paintings. Stop by to say hello and enjoy holiday cookies. 10% off Wheeler paintings.
STILL TIDES MASSAGE & SPA 15 Lexington Ave
Take a tour and learn more about services offered. Shop our unique and thoughtful selection of 100% natural products and enjoy light refreshments and holiday goodies. Gift certificates available with a limited time special offer of $20 for yourself for each $100 spent. Also receive your 20% off coupon card for future purchase of products and services.
BEAUPORT HEARING CARE 8 Lexington Ave
Hearing health offering hearing testing, custom-fit hearing aids and hearing protection, and tinnitus care. Discounts on therapeutic wellness products. Offering gift bags with CBD products and other wellness products for hearing loss people and families. beauporthearing.com
ALL PURPOSE FLOWERS 29 Lexington Ave
Stop in into All Purpose Flowers florist and gift shop. We will have a sale of 15% off all our Christmas items including fresh and silk Christmas wreaths, poinsettias, amaryllis plants, and garlands. Stop in to check us out and enjoy some hot apple cider. allpurposeflowers.net
AYURVEDA WELLNESS 25C Lexington Ave
Give the gift that keeps on giving – give the gift of wellness. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call (978) 395-1234 to purchase gift certificates and save 15%. Check out our website for services.
MAGNOLIA 525 RESTAURANT 12 Lexington Ave
This beloved local tavern is open for lunch and dinner this weekend. Receive a free $10 gift certificate for each $50 certificate purchased. 525magnolia.com
And don’t forget to come back the following day to make your weekend complete with the MAGNOLIA GIVING TREE LIGHTING,
Sunday, December 8th from 4-7pm
1 Lexington Ave
Visit with Santa, enjoy cookies and cocoa, and buy crafts. Giving Tree benefits Pathway for Children and vistors are encouraged to sponsor local needy children. Tree lighting at 5pm at the Magnolia
Library and Community Center. Sponsored by Agape Brewing Community.
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I was meandering through Ebay recently and came across this postcard featuring the Barnacle Tea Room in Annisquam. I thought it was completely charming and, naturally, began to do some research. Link to ebay here.
That research led me to this document by Peter Fortune outlining (among other tidbits) the history of this building which is still standing at 25 River Road in Annisquam. It is now a private residence. It’s called A Brief History of Cape Ann, Massachusetts, most recently revised in 2017. You can read it or download it here. It’s a very interesting read. I appreciate Mr. Fortune’s efforts!
I also found this ad in an August 1914 Cape Ann Shore provided online by the Cape Ann Museum (thanks to them as well!) It’s well worth checking out. Perhaps you have a little extra time over a long weekend to do some reading. You just never know what you might find when you are wandering around the internet!
Manny On Vacation Is The Best Manny!