Capeann MADE is a new online site featuring New England Artists and Makers.

Capeann MADE is a new online site featuring New England Artists and Makers. It was created to help promote sales during this challenging time. Come visit, browse, shop, and support local art.

*Interested Artists and Makers go to link “participate” on website for details.

Tax Free Weekend this coming weekend, Shop Local

Massachusetts’s Tax Free is this coming weekend.  Please shop local, eat local and shop the Magnolia Community Farmers Market.


The sales tax holiday for 2020 will occur on August 29 and 30. Retail items of up to $2,500, purchased in Massachusetts for personal use on these two days, will be exempt from sales tax.

Fishing Trip on the Lady D. with Coastal Fishing Charters

Last week we booked a private fishing charter on the Lady D. with Coastal Fishing Charters leaving right from Rose’s Wharf in Gloucester (same dock as Cape Ann Whale Watch).  It was a tough choice to decide whether to do a striped bass trip or head off-shore for haddock fishing.  Ultimately we took Captain Nick’s advice and went out in search of haddock.  Once off-shore we immediately started to catch.  The boys didn’t have to wait long in between bites and two of the times that we made a move to another spot we actually encountered dolphins! We are obviously aware that dolphin encounters aren’t guaranteed, but we were really happy to see them!

Our mate, Dylan, was extremely attentive and alternated between preparing bait, helping the boys with their gear, and cleaning fish.  He was extremely careful to measure each haddock very accurately if there was any doubt that it was a keeper and he taught the boys how to do so as well.  I lost track of how many fish we caught….I’m going to guess about 30…of six different species.  The boys caught LOTS of haddock, some cod, some red fish, mud hake, cunner, and something else that I can’t remember.  As it got close to time to head back to shore, Dylan started to clean our many keepers…..not an easy job…and bagged up the fish that we wanted to take home.

Captain Nick humored the boys who had many questions.  Always curious, they wanted to know all about the fish he has caught, the depth of the water, and what the ocean floor looked like in each spot.  He made sure that the boys had a great trip and was excited to put them on some good fish.

It was such a great day on the water and one the boys won’t soon forget.  I am so happy that we booked the trip and are already talking about booking again early next summer to catch some big stripers.

If you want a day on the water and the opportunity to catch some nice fish, consider booking your private trip as well.  You can learn more at their website here:

or call Capt Nick at 508-284-2909

Gloucester Fishing charters! Fishing for striped bass, tuna, and deep sea fishing for haddock are all available at Coastal Fishing Charters. We are one of the best deep sea fishing charters in Massachusetts at an affordable rate. For over 35 years, Coastal Fishing Charters has specialized in Trips for Striped Bass Fishing, Cod and Haddock, tuna and giant shark Fishing in Gloucester MA.
All tackle is included or you can bring your own if you prefer.

We also do an ultimate private whale watch on our 35ft T Jason.
We have heat aboard the Lady D for those cool rides to the fishing grounds!!!

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GloucesterCast 436 Audio File Included With James Turner, Chris and Connor McCarthy, Mike Codair, Pat and Jim Dalpiaz and Joey C Taped 8/23/20

GloucesterCast 436 With James Turner, Chris McCarthy, Connor McCarthy, Mike Codair, Pat and Jim Dalpiaz and Joey C Taped 8/23/20

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Topics Include:
Celtics Can Close Out The Sixers today at 1PM
Skiff Life First Annual Circumnavigation Poker Run Recap
There seems to be a seasonal change in the air… do you feel about end of summer/approach of fall? Bring on the pumpkin spice or stay on the beach until the bitter end?
Pat and Jim had the privilege of introducing their grand nieces to their first whale experience thanks to Capt Nick and the Lady D!
Oliver’s Harbor. Lobster carbonara. That is all.
Joey has come to realize he can’t eat granola.

The Grand Tasting page that follows navigates you through this first-time virtual tasting equipping you with the essentials, to learn, evaluate the 45 select wines being offered. And, equally important you are engaging the virtual tasting from the relaxing comfort and safe confines of your home with two weeks to view and order…in consideration of the times. We’ll send a few reminders as the virtual draws to a close.

Enter the Savour-Summer Virtual Wine Tasting Event

Joey has come to realize he can’t eat granola

DC Loves me (Chloe) Jackson Galaxy

BankGloucester will award $25K to local organizations in our thirteenth annual ‘Banking for the Community’ program

BankGloucester will award $25K to local organizations in our thirteenth annual ‘Banking for the Community’ program. Voting will begin on September 1st and will end on September 30th. We were hoping that you’d be able to post our Press Release, which I have attached.

Thank you for your help!

Best Regards,

Kathryn Wall

Marketing Specialist


160 Main Street Gloucester, MA 01930

Click to access 2020-banking-for-the-community-pr-8.24.20.pdf