Check out Pigeon Cove Ferments New Kombucha Four Packs

Repost from @pigeoncoveferments using @RepostRegramApp – You asked, we listened. Say hello to our new 4pk canned kombucha! By the end of today it will be on the shelves of @anewleafbeverly @farmtofrank @cjx_wsmkt_rkpt @thecornerbutchershop and the brand new @seaandcellar in downtown Rockport 💯
More stores to come, we will always post here and on Facebook with updates on where to find. You can also stop by the shop for a pick up, and coming soon, we will be offering local delivery 🚚 get your kombucha fix, delivered right to your door. Gloucester and Rockport to start, then expanding out from there. Our website is currently getting a revamp, once it’s up and running you’ll also be able to order online. We will keep you posted. Have a great weekend, stay safe, be good, drink #booch✌🏼

Follow The Community Impact Unit Gaming League Instagram Account To Help Get Benefits For Local Kids!

Pete and I are hoping you can repost the video we made promoting our gaming league with the kids in our community. We are hoping you will this link asking for people to follow us on Instagram. We need the support in order to receive a code from epic games to add up to 100 players into our private custom games. Thank you in advance for any help you can give us. We really enjoyed making the video it has received almost 2 k views on Facebook alone!

Do yourself a favor! Closing weekend ‘Juni Van Dyke | The Journey … then and now’ at Jane Deering Gallery #GloucesterMa

JUNI VAN DYKE _20200627_Jane Deering Gallery ©c ryan
Closing weekend! Saturday – Sunday July 11 and 12
Gallery hours : 1:00-3:00pm
‘Juni Van Dyke | The Journey … then and now’
Jane Deering Gallery
19 Pleasant Street


Snakes of New England just for you! Covid-19 closure isn’t stopping Sawyer Free children’s services summer fun and reading 😀📚🐍😀📚 #Gloucesterma #CapeAnnCovid #rattlesnakes

Don’t miss the chance to see a very special show right at home – “Snakes of New England with Rick Roth”

Here’s how:

“He has such a great ease and natural presentation! People register and the library sends them a link which they can watch–at their convenience–anytime July 20-25. Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team was so good to work with us offering this wonderful opportunity to learn.”

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LEGO sets prizes! Covid-19 closure isn’t stopping Sawyer Free children’s services summer fun and reading 🧱😀📚

Lego Summer Challenge flyer from Sawyer Free public library– ongoing with Lego set prizes! Email photo of original creation to

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Lovely Dinner with Friends at Castle Manor

The Dining Rooms at the Castle may not be the first place that comes to mind for dinner, but you should consider putting it on your list. We went with friends on a weeknight recently. It was quiet but it’s a very relaxing setting. The room is quite pretty.

One of us had some dietary restrictions and Chef Dan Lavalla came right to our table to check with her so he could create something suited to her needs and tastes.  She reported her haddock dish was very good….it looked good! 

We ordered clam chowder which was just the right texture for Jim and every spoonful held deliciousness. Our entrees included steak tips, haddock, chicken piccata and scampi. It was all wonderfully presented and prepared. Chocolate lava cake finished off the evening meal! They are open for dinner Wednesday-Saturday; for lunch Wednesday-Friday; and for breakfast Saturday and Sunday, located at 141 Essex Ave. More information on their website here.

Cape Pond Ice Gets New Ice Machine

We were at Cape Pond Ice Company on Commercial Street picking these adorable onsies for new babies in our lives (shhh…don’t tell them…it’s a surprise…) when the delivery truck arrived from Kentucky carrying a new 10 ton ice machine. So, of course we stuck around to watch. It’s a Vogt machine that will make tubular shaped ice that will be cut up for sales. Scott tells us it’s scheduled to be lifted by crane to the roof and down into the building some time next week. We’ll try to catch that process too! Thanks Scott for letting us stay to watch. As you wisely noted, “there’s always something happening on the docks.”

Update from the City of Gloucester and Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce – Shop, Stroll and Dine – July 18th

Remember how much fun we have all had at the Block Parties over the years? Well this year we can’t do that so we are trying something different to support our Main Street businesses in a safe way. Pending the approval of the Planning & Development Committee, Main Street will be closed to cars from Pleasant Street to the West End from 5pm-9pm on Saturday, July 18th so that stores and participating restaurants can come out onto the street in what we like to call Shop, Stroll and Dine. It’s a perfect opportunity to come downtown to enjoy one of the most fun and interesting streets on the island and to support our local businesses that are struggling through this pandemic.

There WILL NOT be any music, street performers, outside vendors or other areas for gathering. Face coverings will be recommended and encouraged at all times and required upon entering all establishments. Dinner reservations are strongly recommended at participating restaurants. We are working to create a festive atmosphere while remaining highly cognizant of the need for psychical distancing and careful participation. While we regret that we can’t have a typical Block Party, we know that you understand and will help us create a safe, low-key and fun evening on Main Street.

For updates on what to expect, participating businesses, safety measures, etc., like and follow Gloucester Block Party.

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