Red dots at Jane Deering Gallery! #CapeAnnCovid phased reopening first exhibit features radiantly colorful Juni Van Dyke art

Life and nature. Place and memory. Every hue, line, shape and mark pulses affirmatively: Don’t miss the great joy of experiencing the Juni Van Dyke solo exhibition in person now on view at Jane Deering Gallery. Two people at a time are allowed in the space at this time. The gallery is open from 1-3 Saturday and Sunday, and by appointment.

JUNI VAN DYKE | The Journey…then and now

June 13 – July 12, 2020

Taking it to the streets | al fresco dining ready on Main Street #GloucesterMA

Gloucester restaurants readying creative outdoor spaces along the west end of Main Street downtown Gloucester, Massachusetts


Caffe Sicilia 40 Main Street  (978) 283-7345



Oliver’s Harbor Restaurant 64 Main Street (978) 559-7638



Jalapenos 88 Main Street 978-283-8228


Drift cafe 3 Main Street 978-314-4238

Drift wrap around on Main
great inner harbor and people watching from Drift cafe windows on Rogers


Tonno 2 Main Street 978-879-4795 



Passports – Sugar Mags – Franklin 

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Not yet ready – Yella on the Water

Signs of the times: Viva! St. Peter’s Fiesta in the year of Covid-19 #StreetArt Cape Ann Art Haven

Cape Ann Art Haven most recent tape art, the St. Peter’s Fiesta VIVA mural, can be found at the corner of Pleasant and Main Streets. The engaging subject is built into more with each passing day which rewards repeat visits. Here’s where the unfolding scene stands today:

St. Peter’s Fiesta spirit underway despite Covid cancellation – Cape Ann Art Haven tape art mural in progress, Gloucester, Mass.

See more at Cape Ann Art Haven

Cape Ann Art Haven current programs, free art kits, coloring book, and these new ephemeral public art projects were featured as part of Gail McCarthy’s wonderful Covid-19 series for the Gloucester Daily Times. Find the Art Haven article here: Creativity Amid Crisis

#StPetersFiesta, CAM explores  the history & traditions of the Fiesta in Gloucester for over 90 years.  Video by @1623Studios with some of @CAMLA1873 ’s archival images of Fiestas past.

Surrounded by Water Birds — pat morss

A weekend beginning with a rainbow, followed by a welcoming party of 42 Canada Geese at our mooring, more Mallards on Niles Pond, and a Great White Egret fishing on our rocks.

Early invitation to the weekend
Some of the 42 Canada Geese surrounding us at our mooring
Nap on the causeway at Niles Pond/Brace Cove
Mallard family on Niles Pond
These ducklings are still small
Great White Egret exploring fishing areas
Flying to a new spot
Potential here

Viva ! Missing Fiesta ! From Alice Gardner

Hi !
Hope you and your family are doing well .
I had to take a walk around Gloucester this morning to celebrate Saint Peter’s Fiesta . I visited Saint Peter at Saint Peter’s Club and visualized the beautiful altar at Saint Peter’s Square and many sights and sounds of the Carnival .
The Bookstore has a nice display of Fiesta children’s  books that will put everyone in the Fiesta spirit : “Nona, What is St. Peter’s Fiesta ? by Laura Ventimiglia as well as  my book “ Saint Peter’s Fiesta , Gloucester , Massachusetts .”
“Saint Peter’s Fiesta , Through the Years” complied by The Young Men’s Coalition is also on sale and is filled with fascinating old photos of past Fiestas.
Enjoy Saint Peter’s Fiesta weekend . 93rd year !
Viva !
Alice Gardner

Flags on the new Magnolia Pier

The Magnolia Pier looks so beautiful and it was awesome to be on the pier and float on Saturday morning.  First we need to thank all  the volunteers helping putting these flags up and remember if you need a flag contact Pauline’s Gifts at 978-281-5558.  If you would like to buy a flag in memory of someone special please contact me at

House Swap

Hi Joey!

Love your stuff!!!

It’s enough to tempt us to make the move permanently, but alas my son and his bride-to-be plan to settle in the Cape Elizabeth, Maine region within a few years, and we nixed the idea of moving further South for now.

My husband has worked for many years at Gloucester Graphics and will for at least another five years.

I created this little video to put some feelers out there to see if anyone, perhaps a parent with a child attending a nearby school, might entertain the “house swap” idea!

I was hoping you might recommend a community page where it would be appropriate to post. We have “Andover Mums” here, which is 10,000 strong-I wondered if you might have something similar.Thanks so much for your time,

Nancy Earley Wright


Cape Ann Home

Join me Sunday, 6/28 at my Open Houses in Rockport, MA. 10 Woodbury Lane, 12:00 – 1:30pm and 13 Haven Avenue, 2:00 – 3:30pm. Although Appointments are not necessary, you can book a time slot by calling Charleen McCarthy at 978-729-1239 or Hope to see you then!

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West Gloucester Trinitarian Congregational Church ~ Join us Sunday June 28th on Facebook for Online Worship – Music: Chelsea Berry 9:30am

West Gloucester Trinitarian Congregational Church.

Please join us tomorrow around 9:30 am for our 17th Remote Worship Service with Rev Rona Tyndall, myself and our guest musician Chelsea Berry. GOD is GOOD, All the time!

Go here > West Gloucester Congregational Church

Weekend Brunch at Oliver’s Harbor

Did you know Oliver’s Harbor on Main Street serves breakfast and brunch on the weekends? We went last week for brunch and it was superb. Jim had an omelet and I had the Belgian waffle. The two waffles were topped with very fresh fruit and whipped cream. Oh, it was good! Highly recommended if you want something a little special for your weekend breakfast. 8 AM to noon Saturday and Sunday.