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It’s been a remarkable month for beautiful winter wild creatures in our midst. The photos of a juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron were taken in mid-January,

He mostly stays well-hidden in the dense thickets at water’s edge. I’ve read that Night Herons occasionally spend the entire winter in northern regions. Cape Ann is at the tippy edge of their year round coastal range. Let’s hope this youngster will survive the next several months.

Black-crowned Night Herons, adults, Gloucester, in early spring and summer

Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron, January 2020

Live Acoustic on the river with Hermanos Dulce 7-9pm at Mile Marker One


Join us for Acoustic Thursday in the River View Dining Room & Bar as members of Boston’s favorite Los Sugar Kings, Patino and Mik, share many years of fantastic music-making. Come see this Duo’s amazing chemistry up close playing a mix of Latin jazz-rock.

When: Thursday January 23rd 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:

Learn More About The Band:

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Alek Razdan & The A-Train Orchestra Tonight~ Dave Sag’s Blues Party 8:30pm @ The Rhumb Line 1.23.2020

Dave Sag
“Thursday at the Rhummie: A-Train Orchestra! That’s the genetic father/son combo of Rick Razdan and his genius son Alek. With many more surprises. folks, we’re gonna have a great time screwing around with some tin pan alley toons, some blooze and much Alek Razdan-inspired jazzy madness. Quite a few sit-ins are expected, too. Beside Rick and Fils, expect to see Dan Wailin’ play guitar and Dan of A-lex fame on drums. Hours 830 to 930.”

40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930


Hale Street will be closing on Monday, February 3rd and reopening on Tuesday, February 18th with a fresh look and expanded space.


Hale Street will be closing on Monday, February 3rd and reopening on Tuesday, February 18th with a fresh look and expanded space.

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Join us over the next two weeks as we count down the days until our renovation – and look out for some delicious new specials when we reopen, including Taco Tuesday and the addition of Thursday lunch!


Hale Street is located at 717 Hale Street in Beverly Farms

Monday – Thursday 4 – 10 PM

Friday & Saturday 11:30 AM – 10 PM

Sunday 11:30 AM – 9 PM

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Nichole’s Picks 1/25 + 1/26

Pick #1: Superbowl of Birding at Joppa Flats

Saturday, January 25th from 5:00 am to 5:00 pm

So, this is pretty cool.  I wish I had remembered to tell you all about it last week so you could get your teams together.  I know how many avid bird enthusiasts we have in our GMG audience…and even within our own team of contributors.  Get your team together quickly and try to find all the species on the list!

Learn all about it HERE:

Winter is a wonderful time to bird in northeastern Massachusetts and southeastern New Hampshire. In celebration of this season, the Joppa Flats is hosting the Superbowl of Birding XVII on January 25, 2020.

Superbowls I-XVI were great successes with teams of all abilities participating. The challenge is renewed this year, with prizes awarded in ten categories!

This is a unique competition to find the greatest number of species and to earn the greatest number of points based on the rarity of the birds recorded. The Zeiss Joppa Cup is awarded to the team that collects the most points by the end of the specified 12-hour birding day. Strategy and planning are essential in order to win this competition.

Abbreviated Rules


Essex County, MA & Rockingham County, NH
(maps will be provided)


Teams will consist of 4-7 individuals and must remain together for the entire contest. No splitting of teams is allowed. Teams must preregister for the contest.


Each species on the official contest checklist has a point value of 1-5 based on the perceived difficulty of finding the species at this time of year. The team that amasses the greatest number of points will be declared The Zeiss Joppa Cup winner. Each species may only be counted once. Each team must check in at the designated site by 5:30 pm of the contest day.


To be counted, all species must be on the Official Superbowl of Birding Checklist, or be species currently accepted by the Massachusetts or New Hampshire State Records Committees. Valid species not on the official checklist will have a point value of 5.


  • $30 per participant if registered before January 1
  • $35 per participant if registered after January 1
  • $20 for participants 12 and under

Registration fees support refreshments and prizes for the winning teams.

To Register

Please mail the completed registration form with appropriate fee(s) to:

Joppa Flats Education Center, 1 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport, MA 01950

You may also register by calling 978-462-9998.


Pick #2: Lunar New Year at the PEM: Celebrate the Year of the Rat


Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 10 am-4 pm

Experience the sights and sounds of this annual festival and join us for music, art making and classic traditions, including colorful lion dances performed by Gund Kwok, the only all-women lion and dragon dance group in the country. Then help us celebrate the release of PEM’s first children’s book, Piece by Piece, with author Susan Tan and special programming to celebrate Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese House.

Included with admission unless otherwise noted

Guo Nian Hao!

Drum Welcome and Cubs Lion Dance

11–11:30 am | Main Atrium

Help us kick off the celebration with performance by The Cubs of Gund Kwok. These young dancers, from ages 6 to 9, have mastered the strength, skill and coordination required to perform this annual tradition.

Gund Kwok Lion Dance

111:30 am–noon | Main Atrium

Gund Kwok Asian Women’s Lion Dance Troupe, the only all-women lion and dragon dance group in the country, performs this traditional dance to ward off evil for the coming year. Following their performance, enjoy a chance to talk with the performers and get up close to their incredible costumes.

Chinese Folk-Art Workshop

1–1:45 pm | Main Atrium

Members of the Chinese Folk Art Workshop, all between the ages of 12 to 18, present traditional dances to welcome the Year of the Rat. Listen to drumming, watch graceful performances, and see a diabolo (a traditional Chinese yo-yo) in action.


Zodiac Family Tree Banners

10 am–4 pm | Garden Atrium

Create and decorate your own zodiac animal banner with Jennifer DeCristoforo, artist and author of the Lucky Bamboo Book of Crafts. Match your family members with the animals of the Chinese zodiac, then decorate and assemble into a banner to represent your family tree.

Decorate a Dishcloth

10 am–4 pm | Create Space Studios

“I see more blue in the kitchen and race inside. It’s just a dishcloth, but it reminds me of Nainai’s apron.” Inspired by Piece by Piece, decorate your own dish cloth that you can then upcycle into an apron at home. Printed dishcloth apron instructions are provided or available at


Piece by Piece Storytime’s with Susan Tan and Justine Wong

Noon and 3 pm | Morse Auditorium
Day-of registration at information desk

Join author Susan Tan and illustrator Justine Wong for readings of their picture book, Piece by Piece, inspired by the Yin Yu Tang house. See the pages projected on screen and hear about their process of creating this magical story of discovery, wonder and family.

Piece by Piece Book Signing

2 pm | Morse Auditorium

Purchase a copy of PEM’s first children’s book, Piece by Piece, then meet the creators! Author Susan Tan grew up visiting museums with her grandmother, an art historian, who encouraged her love for art and story. She is the author of the popular Cilla Lee-Jenkins series. Illustrator Justine Wong is a multimedia artist living in Toronto with her two cats. She loves to travel in search of new forms, landscapes and feelings to draw. Piece by Piece is Wong’s first children’s book. Her previous work has appeared in the New York TimesMonocle and Lucky Peach.


Emmy’s Yin Yu Tang

12:15 pm, 2:15 pm, and 3:45 pm | Meet at Information Desk
Nonmembers $6; free for members, Salem residents and youth 16 and under
Space limited; day-of registration at information desk

Join a PEM Educator for a special family-friendly tour of Yin Yu Tang, the Chinese house which inspired the museum’s first children’s book, Piece by Piece. Explore the nooks and crannies of the house, learn its history and engage in a guessing game as we uncover the truth and purpose of various historic objects.


Pick #3:

Ice Rink Bumper Cars at Alex & Ani City Center



Reservations are recommended and can be made at the link above. Online waivers are available there are well.

The first outdoor rink to host this unique all-ages entertainment. Imagine sitting in the bumper car moving forwards, backward and sideways with a full 360-degree turn radius bumping opponents out of your way!


Bumper Cars  $12.00 – Shared Ice 

Bumper Cars $15.00 – Full Ice 

Rides are 15 Minutes long and scheduled every 20 minutes

*Reservations recommended

*All Bumper Car sales are subject to sales tax


Bumper Cars run on 1/3 of the ice rink

4:00PM – 8:00PM

10:00AM – 2:00PM


Late Night Full-Ice Sessions

10:00PM – 11:00PM


Morning Full-Ice Sessions

9:00AM – 10:00AM


As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid.

Nelson’s Is Great

Santa brought GMG Jimmy a gift certificate for Nelson’s so we did some downtown shopping this week. We are not fishermen, but we do love Nelson’s. Thank you Isabelle for helping us out. Shopping local helps us all.

COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE at Gloucester Biotechnology Academy

Cape Ann Community

On Thursday, January 23rd from 3p to 6p, the Gloucester Biotechnology Academy will be open to all interested community members and prospective students. Come learn about the hands-on curriculum, tour the state-of-the-art teaching lab, and chat with instructors and current students about this unique opportunity.

Applications will be available for the upcoming class.  Don’t miss out on your chance to start your career in biotech!

GBA_Flyer_OPEN HOUSE January 2020

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Gloucester Students: Apply now for Summer Internship!

Cape Ann Community

ATTENTION Gloucester Students (and Parents): Applications for 2020 summer jobs are now being accepted! Apply for a LEAP for Education at GHS summer internship for July and August. Get a jump on your friends and nail down a great summer job!

As part of this FREE program you will:

  • Select a local company where you will gain important workplace skills  – we have numerous job listings at a wide range of employers!
  • Be paid minimum wage or a one-time stipend of up to $500
  • Receive school credit
  • Start to build a solid resume for college and future endeavors

Internship highlights:

Submit and application and then interview with LEAP for Education staff to confirm acceptance – we prioritize applications from underserved students

Applications are now available online through LEAP for Education’s website:

You may also apply by contacting JoAnn Leavitt at 774-270-0119 or

There is also a QR code…

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