Finn’s First Shark

Finn went out Tuna Fishing the other day and sadly had no luck.  He did, however, have a six species day.  He was able to catch pogies, cod, haddock, mackerel, mud hake, and….more excitingly…his first shark.   I’m sad that I wasn’t on the boat to watch him fight the shark and to capture more video…but, I’m thankful that Thatcher snapped a couple photos for me.  The blue shark took the tuna bait and was obviously released.  It was fun for Finn to reel in something that big though!   I love how passionate Finn is about his fishing.   He loves his hockey, and baseball, and yes…his xbox (insert eyeroll) but…when given the choice….fishing is ALWAYS top on his list. Every vacation is built around where/when he can fish….and where he can find the best local tackle shop.

We have left Disney World to get back to the hotel and fish on the lake.   We have left the beach in the Bahamas to find fishing line and conch to fish off the docks. We have spent countless hours fishing under bridges in the Florida Keys ….when I would have given a million dollars for a frozen drink at the Square Grouper.  We wake up before sunrise on Martha’s Vineyard to get to Owen Park Beach at the first light of dawn….and we usually end the day on the rocks at Lake Tashmoo well after the sun sets. Trips to NH in the winter involve ice fishing….and even some hockey tournaments leave me looking for hotels near fishing holes.  He doesn’t care what he catches…or what the conditions.  He’s on a mission with a good buddy to catch 100 stripers this season….but, they’ve stalled out at about 35.  I have promised him some more time on the water to score some more!

Finn has even started his own fishing Instagram page.  If you use Instagram you can look for him at finnatic_fishing

More than anything right now he’d like to go fish with the Charlie Moore the Mad Fisherman. to up that Bass count.

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CBD 101 — What is CBD?

Cape Ann Wellness

CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a naturally occurring compound found in cannabis and hemp plants. As well as CBD, the Cannabis plant contains between 70- 100 other cannabinoids. CBD interacts with your body through your endocannabinoid system (ECS) the vast system that controls your body’s general state of balance or homeostasis. The ECS regulates everything from mood, memory, the immune system, pain signaling and inflammatory response. CBD has shown to help support functions such as appetite, mood, immune response, pain, sleep and many many more. By supporting your ECS through CBD, we are returning our bodies back to it’s optimal state.

Come visit us at 12 Rogers Street Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11-4 and try some free samples of CBD oil and topicals.  Free samples, free consultations by CBD certified specialists.  978-985-4592 Please support all local business! We need you!

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Lane’s Cove at Day’s End

I was hoping to see the comet from Lame’s Cove but instead met some new people. It’s quite a gathering place for photographers as well as seekers of fun and water. A nice couple from South Carolina left their crystal ball behind accidentally so I loaned them mine. “Dusty” helped me with my own CB shots by lying across a boat bow to position her for me! Well done Dusty! The comet may have disappointed, but the sun and sky did not.

Gloucester Biotechnology Academy Announces Plans for Fully-Immersive, In-Person Classes for Fall 2020 – There’s still time to apply!

Cape Ann Community

sm extracting DNA -1638On August 31, the Gloucester Biotechnology Academy will open its doors for the Class of 2021 to begin the innovative, life sciences workforce training at Blackburn Center. and is still accepting applications for the few remaining openings. The entering class will mark the 5th anniversary of the transformational, vocational program.

“At GMGI, we are all about science so we will be taking more than just the prescribed precautions,” said Christine Bolzan, GMGI Executive Director. “This will be a safe and productive environment — 81% of enrolled students graduate and 86% of them have gone either on to careers in life sciences or to study science in college.” The Academy team has created a comprehensive plan that prioritizes the health and safety of students and staff and allows for a continuation of the Academy’s tradition of excellence in hands-on, laboratory career training.

Donning PPE has long been an Academy practice…

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@FishermenGHS News!

Local Entrepreneur

Thought your readers might like this story …
My daughter, Natalia, started a mask business. She first started with her “five freedoms” mask – one that she based on a drawing she made for my office a while back. That sold like crazy and so she decided to do a Sicilian flag one.
While both are available by mail order, they are also available retail in Gloucester.
The Five Freedoms masks are at Pop Gallery. The Sicilian flag ones are at Caffe Sicilia.

new exhibition ‘Gloucester, Cape Ann | of time and place’ opening at Jane Deering Gallery

Jane Deering Gallery announces a new exhibition Gloucester, Cape Ann | of time and place opening Saturday August 8th at 19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester and presenting new perspectives and interpretations of the region’s past and present.  Included are artists of the Cape and from abroad.  Gallery hours: Saturdays and Sundays 1:00-3:00pm and by appointment. 

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917-902-4359 or  Works from the exhibition can be viewed online at 

Al fresco dining: Salt Water Grille

Salt Water Grille 226 Washington St, Gloucester, MA  (978) 879-4244

From their website:

Indoor & Outdoor Dining / Takeout/Curbside Pickup | WE BELIEVE IN QUALITY SO WE CHANGE OUR SPECIALS DAILY, CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK TO SEE! @Salt Water Grille and Pub
Wednesday, Thursday: 3pm-9pm, 
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12pm-9pm
Closed Monday, and Tuesday


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outdoor seating al fresco - dining Salt Water Grill_20200727_Gloucester Mass_summer of Covid-19 ©c ryan