Mom’s Kitchen Is Rocking Mudiga Steak Sandwiches and Sausage Pepper and Onions Sandwiches Tuesday-Friday 11AM-1PM!



46 Commercial Street
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
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Final steps: After 60 years, Larsen’s corner shoe store family business at 131 Main Street closing #GloucesterMA

A downtown neighborhood institution, Larsen’s, 131 Main Street, Gloucester, Ma. is closing after 60 years. Think of all the generations of new shoes! My friends loved how professional they were, measuring for the right fit, and their great customer service.

Please support their shoe stock close out sale. Phone(978) 828-1297

Dinner at The Studio

My boys have been choosing to have their birthday dinners at the Studio for several years now.  Thatcher’s birthday was at the end of May….so there was no dining out for him this year.  I was so excited to see that The Studio was opening just in time for Finn’s birthday over the weekend.  We enjoyed our annual birthday dinner on the deck on Friday night and everything was wonderful.  The staff did a great job and, if I didn’t know so, I wouldn’t have guessed it was their first evening open for the season.  It was a mild bummer to realize that they weren’t doing sushi yet, but the boys were happy to order all of their other favorites…. edamame, truffle fries, fish and chips, calamari, fried pickles, and grilled corn.  Everything was delicious and it definitely felt like summer.  Thanks, Studio!


The Surge: Glou/Rkpt Real Estate Update

Cape Ann Home

Here’s the just-past-mid-June synopsis of Gloucester single family homes for sale:
  • For sale now: 36
  • Last year: 63
  • Biggest shift $1M-$2M. Now: 6. Last year: 16.
Rockport synopsis:
  • For sale now: 23
  • Last year: 39
  • Biggest shift $700K- $1M. Now: 6. Last year: 15.
Big picture Rockport, Gloucester, Manchester, Beverly, Essex:
  • For sale now: 119
  • Last year: 197
  • Biggest shift is in $2M-$3M. Now: 7. Last year: 24.
The short story?
  • Everything is selling.
  • The only bargains are properties on the market for 5 months or more.
  • This won’t last forever.

Our advice: 

  • If you have to buy, expect to pay asking price.
  • If you don’t have to buy, don’t buy.
  • If you are thinking about selling, now’s the time (and if you can’t find a new home, rent and wait. Prices will come down.)
We hope this helps.
Bob and Sue McDermott…

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Sawyer Free Library launches GLOUCESTER READS: Many Readers, One Conversation Addressing Our Climate Crisis with the Hope of Building a Better Future

Cape Ann Community

The Sawyer Free Library is inviting readers of all ages to be a part of something big this summer as it officially launches the first annual Gloucester Reads: Many Readers, One Conversation. This citywide collaborative reading program aims to unite and energize the community around the important issue of climate change through reading, discussion, and action.

From Monday June 22 through Tuesday, September 15, 2020, Gloucester Reads will explore the topic of Addressing Our Climate Crisis with the Hope of Building a Better Future. The innuagural reading program will feature two award-winning books, Falter by Bill McKibben and The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline.

Presented by the Sawyer Free Library as a part of The Civic Hub, and in partnership with Backyard Growers, Gloucester Education Fund, Manship Artist Residency + Studios, Maritime Gloucester, Ocean Alliance and TownGreen 2025, Gloucester Reads offers residents the opportunity to read…

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