Alicia Unleashed- To The Class of 2020


We collected Voicemails for any graduate of 2020 and compiled them here in this quick episode (that fully deserves Alicia’s graduating year ’99’ as the episode number).

**B-Side snuck my daughter, sister and dear friend Hannah without my knowing**

Featured Graduates in this episode:
Alicia Cox, Rebecca Paul, Sedona Gilard, Maddie Machado, Jake Enos, Ben Renales, Alycianna Guerrero, Trinity Glace and Tianna Nolasco.

Thank you to all the families, Coaches and Staff that helped with this episode.

-Alicia & BSide

Parenting During a Pandemic Panel FREE

Last Thursday Gloucester Education Foundation hosted a parenting panel via Zoom and will host the second panel, this Thursday at 7:00 pm. We are hoping you could help us spread the word for this week’s panel by sharing this eventbrite link Parenting During a Pandemic 

During the panel our experts answer questions and provide ideas and solutions for how parents can maintain a sense of calm for their kids during an uncertain and anxiety-producing time.

Topics include:

-How do we keep our kids mentally healthy during this time of uncertainty?

-Dealing with disappointment and grief- how to help kids mourn the losses that they are experiencing.

-How to safely fulfill our kids needs to be social.

-Spotting the warning signs of anxiety and depression.

Also, If you’d like to view last week’s discussion, please view here!
Thanks so much for considering and please don’t hesitate to email me with any questions

Fish Tales: REDO Real Stories Told Live* (*well, recorded live) at Gloucester Stage

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Streaming on Vimeo May 22nd to 31st  |  Tickets: $9

Fish Tales: REDO

Real Stories Told Live* (*well, recorded live) at Gloucester Stage

A local storytelling program developed by the Gloucester Writers Center (GWC), because at heart every writer is a storyteller. In fact, we are all storytellers. Each day we tell stories about where we’ve been, what we’ve seen, and who we’ve talked to – all with additional color and flare, seriousness and humor, love and affection.

Fish Tales has grown from a cozy storytelling evening at the GWC to a happening weekend night event every other month, showcasing real people, telling true stories from the heart. Our storytellers are vulnerable, ready to share, funny and honest, and our enthusiastic audience reminds us that it is a joy and privilege to sit and listen to someone else’s life for a while.

Fishtales is an evening where our community comes together to share real life funny and heartwarming stories. Although we can’t be together, we can still enjoy a night of storytelling.

The storyteller line-up includes Eric Baumeister, Casey Breton, Peggy Lyman, Mari Martin, Brian Orr and many more!!!

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Updated Lists from Cape Ann Chamber for Restaurants, Groceries, Banks etc

The Cape Ann Chamber’s list of restaurants updated as of May 22 :

Click to access Cape-Ann-Take-Out-Delivery-List-5.22.20.pdf


Cape Ann Retailers updated May 19:

Click to access Cape-Ann-Retailers-5.19.20.pdf


Pharmacies, Grocery Stores, Markets, Farm Stands and Convenience Stores updated May 22:

Click to access 5.22.20-Cape-Ann-Markets-Grocery-Stores-Pharmacies.pdf


Banks and USPS updated May 21:

Click to access Cape-Ann-List-of-Financial-and-USPS-Services-5.21.20.pdf




Gloucester Ma Represented By Jimmy Dalpiaz For @SteveHartmanCBS #TapsAcrossAmerica #CBSTaps

Memorial Day celebrations across the U.S. will look a bit different this year, with most picnics, parades, and services canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. That’s why CBS News “On the Road” correspondent Steve Hartman is teaming up with retired Air Force bugler Jari Villanueva to keep the spirit of the holiday alive.

Hartman and Villanueva are asking veterans, musicians, teachers, and students of all abilities and ages to sound Taps on their front lawns, porches, and driveways at 3 p.m. local time this Monday, May 25th.

Taps is instantly recognizable as the somber 24-note bugle call played at American military funerals and ceremonies. Hartman and Villanueva hope that the nationwide event will offer an opportunity to pause for a moment to pay tribute to fallen service members and victims of the coronavirus pandemic while maintaining social distancing guidelines.

Hartman was inspired by a story he did in 2012 on Don Brittain, who sounded Taps on his balcony at sunset. Hartman thought other trumpet players could do the same.

Independently, Villanueva had virtually the same idea for a Memorial Day tribute. Villanueva retired from the United States Air Force at the rank of Master Sergeant, after 23 years playing with the United States Air Force Band at Arlington National Cemetery. His organization Taps for Veterans helps match live buglers and trumpet players with military families for funerals and ceremonies.

If you’d like to dust off your trumpet or bugle and sound the call, here’s what you need to know:

Who can participate?

Anyone who can sound Taps on a trumpet, bugle, or similar instrument.

When should I sound Taps?

Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day) at 3 p.m. in your time zone.


Should I record myself sounding Taps?

Yes – we plan to show some of your videos on the CBS Evening News on Tuesday. See below for tips on filming and how to submit your video.

How do I sound Taps?

Find the sheet music here. Villanueva recommends playing in the key of B flat, if possible.

Where should I play?

Your front yard, porch, balcony, driveway, etc. – anywhere you can be socially distant from neighbors and passerby. Feel free to alert your neighbors so they can come listen from a safe distance.

What should I do if I hear Taps?

If you hear Taps being sounded, you should respond as you do for the national anthem: Stand, face the music and place your hand over your heart.

TFV bulgers at Arlington National Cemetary

On Tuesday’s “CBS Evening News,” we’ll share videos of some of the participants. Here are some tips to help you record your video:

What should I use to record a video of myself?

Any phone with a video camera works – you don’t need any fancy equipment. Just place your phone somewhere stable, or have someone with steady hands hold it in one place. Hold the phone horizontally, not vertically, so your video is wider than it is tall. Record the whole performance. If neighbors or friends come to listen, get a shot of them too!

How do I share my video with CBS?

Tag us in your video on social media with the hashtag #CBSTaps, or upload it to this folder. Please include your full name and location in the file name, if possible.

Tonno’s Last Weekend for Takeout Announced

From the Tonno Gloucester Facebook page, we read with regret that Tonno has decided to forgo takeout after this upcoming weekend (wed-Sat May 27-30)

It was great to see everyone as we tried takeout over the past few weeks. It was pretty fun to come up with some out of the box ideas like virtual wine dinners and market items to sell. Unfortunately takeout was not as busy as we hoped and at this time just does not make sense for us to continue. Next week will be our last week doing takeout as we have decided to close down and reopen when the time is right. Next week we will continue with our menu and Market items (produce boxes as well). As always we promise to try as hard as we can and always serve you right. We felt obligated to extend these services to our community for another week because we truly believe it is a safe convenient way for people to access great food in tough times. Check back soon for updates. Love you all, be safe Cape Ann.


We look forward to their return!

Magnolia Community Farmers Market

Please join us ON-LINE! In lieu  of our Lexington Avenue street-side market, we are kicking-off our season with a virtual farmers market. We have a phenomenal group of vendors listed on our website,, where you can shop for local goods and produce.
Shopping is open Monday through 12noon on Fridays, with contactless pickup in Magnolia on Sundays.
Please go to our website and click on our shop for details, and we look forward to seeing you in Magnolia!