Jazz Dinner Featuring SCOLLINS-WARSI DUO at Feather and Wedge


The Scollins-Warsi jazz duo is back at Feather & Wedge! With Kevin Scollins on guitar and Sahil Warsi on double bass, they will play from their extensive setlist including selections from the Great American Song Book, modern jazz, contemporary blues and R&B.

Reservations highly suggested! 978.999.5917

Thursday, March 12
6:30 PM –  9:00 PM


Feather & Wedge, 5 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

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Beautiful bird songs fill the air as songbirds are pairing up.

Carolina Wren

Red-winged Blackbird

American Robin


Winter resident ducks are seen in pairs, too.

Buffleheads, Ring-necked Ducks, and Scaups

A beautiful male Northern Pintail has been on our shores for several months.


Our young Black-crowned Night Heron has made it through the winter!

And a pair of American Pipits has been here all winter, too.

Many Short-eared Owls and Snowy Owls have not yet departed for their summer breeding grounds.

Red-tailed and Marsh Hawks are here year round and this is a wonderful time of year to observe their behaviors, before sparse vegetation turns lush with summer growth.

Fox and Coyotes have been busy mating; their kits and pups are born from mid-March-through May.

Bald Eagles in our area may begin laying eggs as early as February.

The Harbor Seal posse is seen nearly everyday. The highest count so far was 27!

A pair of sweet Snow Buntings has been here for several days, eating tiny seeds found on the ground.

Brant Geese are seen in small to large flocks before heading to the high Arctic tundra to breed.
Happy Spring-is-just-around-the corner!

New signs new restaurant coming | Gloucester Brazilian Steakhouse Buffet 151 Main Street #GloucesterMA

Gloucester Brazilian Steakhouse Buffet – Gloucester Steakhouse – new restaurant coming to 151 Main Street Gloucester, Massachusetts. Sign shows churrascaria images. There was a murmur back in January- a smaller sign beneath the Ohana facade forecast “Tastes better than it sounds. All You Can Eat Buffet.”

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(Across from the Lone Gull. OHana was there and Espressos before that.)

Arts Abound Featured Artist John Abisamra

Save the date! Arts Abound at 21C Lexington Ave in Magnolia Village of Gloucester will be having a reception for Featured Artist John Abisamra on Friday, April 3 from 4:30-7pm. Stop by, say hello, and view John’s work among our other artists. John is a well-known photographer on Cape Ann and was featured in the latest issue of Cape Ann Magazine. His photographs have also been published in the Photographer’s Forum Magazine, Lowell Sun, and Gloucester Times.

Hammond Castle Opening Day

45th Season Opening Day Celebration & Free Admission For All

Friday, April 3, 2020 at 10 AM – 3 PM

Join us as we mark the start of our 45th Season with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 10 am and day long celebration!

In honor of the continuation of our founder, John Hays Hammond Jr.’s dream that his home and collection of artifacts serve as a museum, we invite you take a self guided tour of the museum at no cost from 10 am to 3 pm!

Our 2020 Season schedule has been extended to offer more opportunities to visit the historic site including weekends in April, November, and December. For the first time, we will open daily in May!

• April: Open Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm
• May through October: Open Daily from 10 am to 4 pm
• November and December: Open Fridays, Saturdays &
Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm

We have so much planned for this season and can’t wait to share it all with you!

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Guest host: John Rockwell @ The Rhumb Line 7pm 3.11.2020

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, March 11… 7pm start
My Musical Guest: JOHN ROCKWELL!



 As host, my chosen guest (and your gift)
this week is the one and only “man-of-a-million-songs,” John
Rockwell. Come on down to the Rhumb Line and bump
elbows with him. Say something funny and make him flash
that charismatic “Hollywood” smile.

Say hello to Ellen and
Carl… and have a nice cocktail to wash down some seriously
world-class pub fare. Reading between the lines, this is
simply the best possible way you can spend your Wednesday
evening. We start at 7pm, but get there early and choose
your table! ~ 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!
3/18 Brother JB and Brother DB

3/25 Ron Schrank

4/1 Bradley Royds Hosts!

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

The Golf Course Home Guide

Cape Ann Home


Thinking about living at one of the North Shore’s private golf clubs?  The Golf Course Home Guide is an easy way for you to receive up-to-the-minute information on pricing, size, bedrooms and the pulse of the market, all via email.

Click here and tell us where to send your free report.

Kenny MacCarthy / Bob and Sue McDermott / Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo: Homes on Lincoln Way, Turner Hill Golf Club, Ipswich MA

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Opening Reception of ‘Formally Taught … and Not’ group art exhibition curated by Juni VanDyke March 21st 4:00-6:00pm @ Jane Deering Gallery #GloucesterMA

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Formally Taught … and Not
Curated by Juni VanDyke
March 21 –  April 12, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 21st 4:00-6:00pm
Gallery hours: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 1:00-5:00 pm and by chance or appointment
JANE DEERING GALLERY 19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA
phone (917) 902-4359

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Rocky Neck

Our morning schedule has been a bit different this week and Finn and I have been finding ourselves driving through Rocky Neck each morning before I drop him off. While many of the homes are empty this time of year it is pretty bustling down in the railways and waterfront. Getting ready for summer.

Women Who Inspire

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Join us on Wednesday for our next Women’s Networking Event!

We want to create a space for women to come together, and share in the power of storytelling. This week we’ll hear from Jill Brown, and the story of how she overcame unexpected challenges in life with the help of her community and Wellspring House. We’ll also have a raffle with prizes like a massage from Life Bloom, a 5 Class Pass to Treetop Yoga and more!

For more information check out our event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/652452728861265/

Or send RSVPs to rsvp@grandbanksbp.com

We’re looking forward to seeing you here!

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Scenic Ride Along 127

In my time volunteering at the Visitors’ Center, I am often asked what’s the best way to “get a feel” for Cape Ann and I always recommend driving the perimeter on 127/127A. The map below is my feeble attempt to finger-draw the route I suggest they take. (Not to scale, as they say…..and not to many other standards either…..) The next question invariably is “How long does it take?” and I would answer with a wild guess. Yesterday I decided to drive the route, make a few scenic stops and track the time and distance. This recommended route is about 16 miles and took me 51 minutes with brief stops. You will notice I started at Stage Fort Park and ended at the rotary. Now I know and will share this valuable knowledge with this season’s visitors!

Stops included many that are recognizable: Man at the Wheel statue, Good Harbor Beach, Rockport Motif, Halibut Point State Park,  Ipswich Bay and Plum Cove Beach. There are many others, of course, but I was just focusing on the scenic ones most easily accessible by visitors. It’s a great ride to take even on a slightly hazy, foggy day in late winter.