Live Music: Gorrell-Landoni Duo at Feather and Wedge


Join Feather & Wedge for dinner and an evening of great jazz with the Gorrell-Landoni Duo.

This accomplished jazz duo will perform music from the Great American Songbook as well as arrangements pop, R&B, and original compositions.

Thursday, February 27
6:30 – 9:00 PM

Reservations highly suggested! 978.999.5917

Zach Gorrell Dave Landoni

Feather & Wedge, 5 Main Street, Rockport, MA 019166

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One of the inevitable pitfalls of our computer-laptop-iPhone dependent work flow is equipment failure. No matter how many ways you try to protect from different dilemmas that may arise with back-ups, work arounds, and are ever so careful around your machine, life happens. You wake up one morning and your computer won’t start, or you spill water, or it’s inexplicably acting freaky, or there is a software glitch, or your backup crashes, or it slows to a crawl, or it’s simply time for a new one.

No matter what the issue, Thad Bernard and his team at MacDaddy are there to help and creatively solve problems with the best technical support and consulting possible. Thad specializes in Mac, Frank Bernardini in PCs and Thad’s sons, Eli and Skyler, work on both Macs and PCs. On more than one occasion I have needed help and think we are so fortunate on Cape Ann to have this tremendous bunch of guys and the technical resource they provide. Thank you Thad, you are the Best!

As if that were not enough, Thad is an authorized Radio Shack dealer. You can find many of the same products that were formerly available at Radio Shack, such as cables and gadgets, right at MacDaddy Computers on Main Street. While there picking up my computer I purchased a new, much sturdier phone cable, and it was so reasonably priced, I think I’ll go back for a second 🙂

From MacDaddy Computers website:

“Wishing to fill a serious need for supporting Apple Macintosh computers on Cape Ann, Thad Bernard founded MacDaddy Computers a decade ago in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Having served the technical needs of computer users for over two decades, he was well aware of the importance of providing prompt and responsive support for a wide range of users. For the previous 19 years he worked as the in-house network administrator of a large corporation, responsible for the smooth running of its computers on the company’s corporate network of over 600 client workstations.

A perfectionist who understands the rigors of detail in successfully carrying out IT management and administration, Thad possesses an intuitive understanding of serving one’s computing needs, and this flows naturally into MacDaddy’s growing business. Recognizing that the computing needs of a home-office user are not unlike those of a larger corporate environment, Thad has developed MacDaddy’s service orientation to be inclusive, from personal single-user support on through to serving large corporate accounts. Regardless of the customer, however, Thad’s friendly demeanor will flow into providing the highest level of support available for all-things-Macintosh!

Radio Shack is back in Gloucester!

In 2017 MacDaddy Computers, and our partner Abacus Computer Repair, teamed up with Radioshack to bring back their assortment of tech, gadgets, DIY gear, parts and more. Customers often voiced their frustration over both the fact that Radioshack had changed their business model and the fact that they subsequently closed down almost all of their stores, including the Gloucester, Ma location on Eastern Ave.

After some investigating, Thad found that they were still doing online business, and his curiosity eventually led to a new deal that is bringing their old products that they were best known for back to Gloucester in our Main Street store location.

We’re techies at heart, who loved taking electronics and gadgets apart as kids, and who simply never grew out of it, so we were just as frustrated when there was no one in the area to go to any longer, and we are just as exited that they are back in our town… (maybe even a little spoiled now that we have all of it at arms length every day).” 

MacDaddy Computers is located at

238 Main Street




Lynx rufus

Recently I read that Bobcats are expanding their range in Massachusetts, to include our Northeast region. I asked if anyone had seen a Bobcat locally and two readers responded. One was spotted in Dogtown and another in Ipswich. Coincidentally I came upon this video of Bobcats in Love, so even if you don’t see one, you may hear one calling for its Love 🙂 To view the video, click on the Vimeo link.

The gray one is the female and the rufous colored cat is the male.

Images courtesy USFWS

Week 7 of Machaca’s $1,000 Singer Songwriter Challenge Tonight! 7:30pm 2.26.2020

Tonight is our final preliminary round before next week’s FINALS where we will give away $1,200 in cash to our top 3 performers! We’ll Kickoff around 7:30 tonight so arrive early for a seat.

Last week’s 1st place ~Liam Anastasia-Murphy, advanced to the finals

Photos by Chris Langathianos 


2nd place~New Hampshire’s Wyn Doran took a very close 2nd

3rd place ~Michael Cataldo of Plum Island, captured the 3 place spot


This was a tough night for our judges, Susan Coviello & Brian King! Thanks to all who came out & supported another great night of live, local, original music. — at Machaca Gloucester.

Chris Langathianos


Wednesdays with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line ~ Special Guest : Lynne Taylor 7pm 2.6.2020


Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, February 26… 7pm start
My Musical Guest: LYNNE TAYLOR!
She’s promoting her new CD, titled “Shades of Blue,” and 
she’s making industry waves while doing it.  Of course, I’m 
talking about keyboardist (and former Liz Frame & The Kickers 
bassist) Lynne Taylor, who just happen to be our Rhumb Line 
Wednesday special musical guest this week.  It’s been a while 
since her last visit, so I’m sure she’ll have something fresh for 
us all to hear.  As you know, it’s “feel-good” all the way on these 
great nights.  So, I’ll see you there and we’ll have some fun! ~ 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!
3/4 Tony Frontiero
3/11 John Rockwell

3/18 Brother JB and Brother DB (plus a surprise guest)
Looking forward… seeing you there 🙂

Beth Swan Wins Gloucester 400 Medal Design Competition

Beth Swan was announced as the winner of Gloucester’s 400th Anniversary Commemorative Medal Design Competition last night at the City Council meeting. Bruce Tobey and Bob Gillis introduced some of the background information and thanked the numerous volunteers involved in the process, then Ruth Pino had the honor of opening the sealed envelope containing the winner’s name. It was an exciting moment. Unfortunately Beth could not be there, but the other two artists were in attendance to hear the exciting news that each of the medals will be cast! Shannon Wilkins ( her design was titled “Gloucester: America’s Oldest Seaport”) and Alexis Chipperini (“Call of the Storm”) were in attendance to hear that each design would be cast and to accept congratulations from the large crowd in attendance.  Jim was manning the camera while I livestreamed the event to Facebook, so check GMG for the live coverage if you are interested. Congratulations Beth!

Attend Harborlight’s Cultural Festival

This fantastic annual event is not to be missed.  Grab your passport, take a trip through Harborlight’s  halls to visit a variety of countries and learn about their cultures through art, music, activities, food and more.  This year you can look forward to touring Peru, Sweden, India, China, Japan, Italy, Brazil, Morocco, and the Azores.

The morning will end with live performances.  Enjoy Chinese Instrumental music, the Lawrence High School Youth Dance Troupe, and Roberto Chuica – Peruvian Folklore.

Saturday, February 29th from 9:00-12:30.

$10 per family. All are welcome. We look forward to seeing you!

Harborlight Montessori

243 Essex Street, Beverly, Ma

Cultural Festival