Cape Ann Chamber List of Take Out and Delivery Restaurants

As per discussion on the podcast earlier tonight (April 2), here’s the link to the Cape Ann Take Out, Delivery, and Curbside Pick-Up List from the Cape Ann Chamber:

We have found it very helpful!


Live GloucesterCast 391, With Scottie Mac, Chris McCarthy, Ralph DiGiorgio and Joey Ciaramitaro 4/2/20

Live GloucesterCast 391, With Scottie Mac, Chris McCarthy, Ralph DiGiorgio and Joey Ciaramitaro 4/2/20

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Topics Include:

Topics tonight:

Thank you to health care professionals, first responders grocery workers and everyone else out on the front lines

What’s everyone drinking

Corona diets or lack therof.

What’s your go-to supermarket procedures.

Say you had to be quarantined with three other Gloucester people that you are not related to, who would they be?

Streaming shows

Speculation of summer events being cancelled now

People throwing used surgical gloves on the ground.

Lobsters may play a role in the cure of covid 19.

Useless fact – today in 1987 the speed limit was increased to 65.

Beau shitting on a rock.


Our friend and local midwife, Mandy Davis, who yesterday made a plea for N-95 masks, wishes to thank everyone who donated so generously. The Brigham midwives were down to only two masks. Thanks to our community they now have 120 and will be sharing with Beverly midwives, too!

Thank you, thank you, thank you ❤

Building for sale | 262-264 Main Street #GloucesterMA Cape Ann Moose Lodge

Another building on Main Street is for sale; this one on the east end at 262-264 Main Street. The Cape Ann Moose Lodge occupied the function hall spaces at street level (bar, kitchen, bathrooms, gathering spaces) for more than a decade. There are four apartments on the top floor.  

MLS#: 72620467


The Opening Day That Wasn’t

While this pales in comparison to all that is crashing down around us, it’s still a sad day nonetheless. Today would have marked the Red Sox Home Opener…against the Chicago White Sox. A day that, to me, has always marked the start of spring, longer and carefree days, and new beginnings. Some feel anew on New Year’s Day….for me, it has always been the beginning of baseball season. Funny, coming from someone who isn’t actually a huge baseball fan per se….but, more someone who LOVES all that baseball stands for.

My wish is that there will be a day soon when we all feel anew. Be it at a backyard BBQ, the beach, back at our jobs, in our classrooms, sharing a drink at our favorite restaurant…or at Fenway Park. These empty seats (some of my favorite Fenway photos from my seat fetish days…and some fav opening days pics) will be waiting for us….and the stands…and our hearts…will be full again. #oneteam #theopeningdaythatwasnt 

Dr. Charles A. Steinberg, President of the Pawtucket Red Sox, said something that gave me goosebumps earlier this month in a letter to fans

For now, we sit by our windows and wait for spring. We listen to our leaders, and we take each step to protect the health and safety of ourselves and our loved ones. When this fog clears and the sun shines once again, we seek to welcome you with open arms, as we sing, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” and most poignantly, “Take me out with the crowd.”

Here’s to dreams of happy, healthy, cheering crowds.



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Plum Cove Beach in Quarantine

We made a quick stop at Plum Cove Beach this week and found a curious “structure” made of branches and forsythia.  It was quite intriguing and beautiful. Clearly a fair amount of care and planning went into building it. It was a lovely surprise to see bright yellow blooms on the beach, so thank you to whomever left it for the rest of us to enjoy.


Warden of Gloucester watersheds dies

By Michael Cronin

Staff Writer

Joe Orange, Gloucester’s long-time watershed constable, died on Tuesday at the age of 97.

Orange’s passion was preserving Gloucester’s water supply and woods. He made it his duty to clear out squatter camps erected around Babson and Goose Cove Reservoirs. In 2008, Orange told the Gloucester Daily Times he had evicted around 1,000 people from 60 camps at that point in his career. All the while, Orange made sure to keep an eye out for teenagers hosting illicit parties in the woods.

“The watershed is a huge area; you’d need about 50 people to control it,” he said at the time. “But we can control the shore of the water itself, and that is where we have to focus.”

From 1994 until this year, Orange would conduct nightly patrols around Dogtown. Usually, he would takes these walks all by himself.


Gloucester resident Joe Orange wore his trademark shorts for this portrait by Jason Grow made for a series on the city’s World War II veterans. Orange died Tuesday; he was 97.

THANK YOU KRAFT FAMILY AND GOV BAKER! A Million N-95 Masks Are Coming From China—on Board the New England Patriots’ Plane


The Massachusetts governor struck a deal for supplies but needed a way to transport them. The result was a tense saga and a shipment on the NFL team’s 767.

At 3:38 a.m. Wednesday morning, the New England Patriots’ team plane departed from an unusual locale: Shenzhen, China. On board the Boeing 767, in the cargo hold that used to be home to Tom Brady’s duffel bags, were 1.2 million N95 masks bound for the U.S.