Convince me otherwise…
Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, January 15… 7pm start
My Musical Guest: BILL GLEASON!
Our great bluesman, Bill Gleason comes to the Rhumb Line
stage this week, accompanied by the intuitive pulse of Ken
Steiner on the upright.
Come and enjoy this incredible selection of songs, played by REAL PLAYERS. As always, we hit at 7. ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……features Morgan Forsythe! Dishes are better than ever before!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
1/22 Toni Ann Enes
1/29 Liz Frame
2/5 Dan King
2/12 John Rockwell
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂
Mayor Romeo Theken was instrumental in securing funding, including a MassWorks grant, for another generational neighborhood infrastructure overhaul in Gloucester, Massachusetts. This soup to nuts improvement project– water, sewer, drainage, pavement, & utilities–impacts several streets including: Cedar, Millet, Sargent, Shepherd, Trask, and Warner. Some original sewer pipes were a century old.
Gloucester DPW works in concert and alternates with various partners as the work is completed. While National Grid is up at bat currently with the utitlity upgrades, DPW is demobilized. The gas complany is replacing aged gas lines and mains, and improving services. It may have a wider scope than the city utility work.
photo caption: street work view down Millet Street, Gloucester, Massachusetts. City Hall and St. Ann’s in distance:
photo caption: Millet and Warner Street , Gloucester, MA (Jan. 14, 2020)
Looking back through photos from the Schooner Festival and remembered having a nice talk with a man on the dock near the Tree of Life and the Columbia. A smaller, yet beautiful boat, the Malabar II was at the same dock and the gentleman shared with me that the boat had been in the Kevin Costner and Robin Wright film, Message in a Bottle. I’ve since read conflicting reports, but regardless the Malabar II is pretty slick. I’ve read that the Catherine that appears in the movie is actually the Concordia Yawl, Arapaho…but, the boat they sail on during the movie is the Malabar.
Photos from movie found on http://amrich223.tripod.com/id14.html
High tide at Half Moon Beach last weekend was a shiny diamond in a grey winter season.
City of Gloucester Chief Administrative Officer
Announces Upcoming Retirement
The City’s Chief Administrative Officer has announced his retirement from the City effective early April 2020. James Destino advised Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken late last week of his intentions.
He plans to spend more time with family, especially his new grandson, and explore personal pursuits. His last day will be Friday, April 3.
Jim was appointed as CAO in January 2015. As CAO he has worked closely with the Mayor on the development of her vision and goals for the City during her tenure. Additionally he has been responsible for developing and supporting the City’s management team, providing supervision to all City departments and their budgets, developing City policies and programs, providing constituent services and bridging communications with the City Council, School Department and other agencies.
Mayor Romeo Theken said, “Jim has been a dedicated and highly effective leader. During the past five years, he has dealt with City matters in a transparent, professional and effective manner. He has been a huge part of some of the City’s most significant recent successes, restoring our financial standing and broadly improving municipal operations. Gloucester residents, City Council and City staff have benefited significantly from his knowledge, accessibility and management. He leaves the City of Gloucester in a very strong position and we sincerely thank him for his contributions and service.”
Destino said, “I am thankful to the Mayor for this opportunity. Together we have made a difference in this community. I am extremely proud to have been a part of the turnaround. I have had the opportunity to work with many outstanding staff and elected officials over the past five years who were and are committed to this community and our citizens. I’ve already begun working with the Mayor and City staff to make the transition as smooth as possible.”
Destino is an entrepreneur and public servant with more than 35 years of business, civic and administrative experience. A lifelong resident of Gloucester, he has served as a member of the City Council between 2000 and 2008, including two terms as City Council President. A certified parliamentarian, his public life has been defined by fiscal prudence and a commitment to civility in political service. During his years in political office, he served on the City Council’s Committee on Budget & Finance and worked on numerous policies and initiatives, including creation of annual training standards for members of City boards and commissions and the establishment of local ordinances regulating development of renewable energy facilities (wind turbines).
Mayor Romeo Theken said, “Our City leadership and staff are ready to keep things moving. While he will be missed, I’m confident that our City is in good hands and prepared for the future. It’s business as usual.”
Mayor Romeo Theken will begin planning the executive search for a new CAO soon. Currently she is working with Personnel to evaluate the job description and plan a recruitment strategy.
Join us this Thursday from 7-9pm for live acoustic with Joe Wilkins & Joe Kessler on the river serenading you while you enjoy dinner and drinks. They’ll be playing a mix of Folk, Bluegrass, Fiddle Music, Americana, Gypsy Jazz and more! You don’t want to miss it!
When: Thursday January 16th 7-9pm
Where: Mile Marker One Dining Room & Bar (75 Essex Avenue Gloucester)
Details: Free event, make your reservations ahead of time.
Learn More Here:https://capeannmarina.com/event/the-rum-runners/
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/623399111745468/