No good news to report. Early this morning there was some activity with a GFD rescue boat searching at Niles Pond but nothing was found.

For the remainder of the day, the area around Niles and Brace Cove was eerily quiet. Gloucester detectives are continuing to follow up on any leads. Residents are checking sheds and outbuildings and neighbors are continuing to walk the paths around the Point in hopes of some sign of Abbie. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Abbie’s family.

Abbie’s disappearance seemed tragically similar to that of Theresa Coen, who went missing from Penzance Road, Rockport, in March of 2018. However, that they both disappeared after heading out for a walk ends the similarity. Theresa’s death was determined to be a suicide.

1606 Restaurant and Bar Live Music Series Schedule For February


Live Music Series


Join us every Wednesday and Thursday for our 1606 Live Music Series with local artists from 6-9PM! With full bar bites & dinner menus available, 44 seat bar with lounge, couches, fireplace, and wide screen TV’s, 1606 is a great spot for all to enjoy local live music. There is no cover fee and we also offer complimentary self and valet parking.


5  Fil Pacino

6  Nick Consone

12 Peter Tentindo

13 Chris Fritz-Grice

19 AJ Edwards

20 Mari Martin

26 Brick Park Duo

27 Ditto

1606 Restaurant & Bar is located on the lobby level of Beauport Hotel Gloucester at 55 Commercial Street in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

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Bishop Fenwick Baseball 2020 Annual Fund Raiser

Coach Steeves is looking to fund raise for a professional outdoor portable batting cage used to cover home plate during batting practice.  Secondly, new pitching machine technology today comes with 3 wheel technology that allows for real baseballs to be used with game like pitching speeds and pitches of multiple types.    With that said these two items would cost $10,000 total.


Link here to donate

30 year old Bird of Paradise Plant Flourish


This Bird of Paradise Plant has flourished for over 30 years.  This year we have 4 flowers.  In the summer it is moved out to the patio outside, and every three years we trim it’s roots and resize back into the pot.  Lots of love and care rewards us with flowers each winter.


Yesterday afternoon several of us made our way to Boston for lunch in Faneuil Hall and then over to the TD Bank Garden for the Beanpot. Two games back-to-back on a Monday night with 30 kids is kind of a lot, but we hung in until mid second period of the second game.  With a double overtime win in the BU vs BC game, I am sad that we didn’t stay until the bitter end, but it was a fantastic evening for us all nonetheless.  And, may I add, watching the college and alumni fans from Harvard, Northeaster, BU, and BC was almost as entertaining as the on ice action.

From https://www.ncaa.com/news/icehockey-men/article/2020-02-03/2020-beanpot-scores-schedule-and-preview-college-hockey

The semifinal round of the 2020 Beanpot, which includes Boston College, Boston University, Harvard and Northeastern — the reigning back-to-back champions — concluded with No. 12 Northeastern (15-7-2) and Boston University (10-8-7) earning both spots in the championship game. No. 17 Harvard (10-7-4) and No. 4 Boston College (10-7-1), the losers of the two semifinal games, respectively, will play each other in the consolation game prior to the championship game on Monday, Feb. 10 at TD Garden in Boston.

Northeastern opened the semifinal round with a 3-1 win over Harvard, 40 years to the day after securing the program’s first Beanpot title in 1980. In order for the Huskies to win their third-straight Beanpot title and seventh overall, they will have to outperform Boston University, which rallied from a three-goal deficit to defeat Boston College 5-4 in double overtime.


It’s McCarthy’s Birthday!

Coronoavirus fears cools Mortgage Rates

Cape Ann Home

What does a virus that started in China have to do with the economy in the United States?  Well if you have a 401k, stock account or any other retirement account, it means a lot.  If you own a house, it means a real lot….of money in your pocket!

Mortgage rates today are the lowest I have seen since 2013, or 6-7 years.  Rates today are in the mid 3’s and that’s down almost a 1.5% since this time last year.  If you have purchased a home in the past 12-24 months with a down payment less than 20% and a rate with a 4 or higher in front of it, we need to talk.  Chances are you are paying PMI in addition to the way above market mortgage rate.  You could end savings thousands of dollars without even realizing it.  That’s why I am here!

It’s tax season now…

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Cape Ann Wellness


  • No guest fees all day
  • Wine tasting from 4:00 – 7:00 PM in our cafe
  • 6:00 PM Flow and Restore Yoga with Reiki
    • Class taught by Suzanne – special appearance by MAC’s new Reiki Master, Melanie
  • BONUS! Join with your significant other and we’ll waive BOTH JOIN FEES!

View more info HERE

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Backyard Growers Winter Mixology Party and Natural Skincare workshop

Winter Warmer Mixology Party


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Join us at Backyard Growers‘ first Winter Warmer, a mixology party featuring local mixologist Dawn Caraway, Ryan & Wood Distilleries, and Q Mixers. Learn Dawn’s secrets to using local craft spirits to mix artisanal cocktails inspired by the season.

Proceeds support Backyard Growers’ mission to cultivate stronger, healthier, more sustainable communities.

When: Thursday, March 5, 2020, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Backyard Growers HQ, 3 Duncan Street, Gloucester

Tickets: Free event. $25 donation at the door recommended. Reserve your spot in advance by RSVPing here.

Natural Skincare Workshop with Backyard Growers


Backyard Growers Natural Skincare Workshop

Join Backyard Growers at our Natural Skincare Workshop learn how to incorporate botanicals into your skincare routine through homemade products. By making your own skincare, you take full control of what you put on your body, avoiding the harmful chemicals and additives that the beauty industry uses to increase the shelf-life of their products.

So, treat your skin to a restorative break this winter at this workshop! Participants will leave with a take-home face mask and a “how to” lesson on making their own hand cream.

When: Thursday, February 13, 6 – 8 p.m.

Where: Backyard Growers HQ, 3 Duncan Street, Gloucester

Tickets: $20 general admission. Purchase your ticket here or call 978-281-0480.