Cape Ann Insurance Agency Is Second To None.

The service at Cape Ann Insurance is second to none. The entire staff is patient, knowledgeable and efficient in getting your needs met. I can not say enough about how much I love this insurance agency. Boutique level service.

23 Dale Ave
Gloucester, MA 01930

(978) 283-7757

Post Labor Day — pat morss

Labor Day is already in the rear view mirror.

Half Moon Beach in Stage Fort Park is a hidden gem
Before COVID-19, this was to be the Youth Sailing Program float
Better casting when close to the water
But you take the consequences
Didn’t realize Snapping Turtles hatch in Aug-Sept
Typically a long and dangerous walk from nest to water
Could this be Mom or Dad? (June encounter)



Now scheduling Week 3 private, in-store “Kiosk Tasting”, complementing our virtual
online tasting from the comfort of home. New curated wines, New presentation videos.

The Kiosk Tasting For Week 3- Tuesday, Sept. 15th to Sat. Sept. 19th – between noon and 5PM, we are scheduling private tastings every half-hour, 30-minutes devoted to tasting up to 20 bottles from our digital kiosk, and the option to acquire choice wines.

To reserve your private tasting please callKathleen & Courtney @ 978.282.1455.
-Welcoming one customer or a couple at a time for the kiosk tasting in Savour.

Savour is open to all customers wearing masks, practicing social distancing, 6’ storewide, Tues. – Sat., 11-6.

-View 5 New Wine Presenter
See 25 new, curated wine selections from:Casey Gruttadauri l Harry Zarkades l
Lauren Daddona l Matt Rose l Danny Giddings & download their wine description sheets.


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This week – Deborah Brown solo exhibition at Jane Deering Gallery

News from Jane Deering Gallery:

Jane Deering Gallery presents Deborah Brown solo show September 5 – 20, 2020
Saturdays & Sundays 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. 19 Pleasant Street . Gloucester

Ephemerata | a timeline of creation and change
works by Deborah Brown


The highly textural paintings (12×12 and 8×8) have occupied my impulsive hands for several years (2008-2020). What started as an inquisitive exploration of materials and depth became the challenge of transforming a flat surface into a three-dimensional abyss. An additional challenge was to transform the restrictive visual enclosure of the square to a dynamic metamorphic journey. Primal materials such as earth pigments, charcoal and volcanic ash reiterate the grit of progression, stasis and ultimate demise. — Deborah Brown


Deborah Brown studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and has exhibited her work throughout the United States. She is intensely private so you will not unearth her presence on Social Media; not a philistine, just a hermit. Having spent considerable time in Alaska, she now continues her art practice in her recently adopted home of Gloucester MA. 


I see my work as visceral and evocative, an embedded imprint on the limbic brain, relentlessly touched, molded, scraped and scattered with earthbound dust. And with a certain threatening charm to engage and provoke the viewer.

Deborah Brown

Gloucester Teens Create Campaign Encouraging People to Wear Masks

Joey –

I’m writing to make you aware of an amazing campaign that has been developed by a group of teenagers from Gloucester to promote the importance of wearing masks.  This small group of teens are peer leaders in the Gloucester Youth Leadership Council (GYLC), and they saw that some members of their community – young and old – were not taking the mandate to wear masks when in public places seriously.  They decided to do something about it by showing that masks not only help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but can also be fashionable and cool, no matter your personal style or aesthetic.  They have created a series of posters featuring a wide range of people of different sizes, shapes, and ethnicities, all wearing masks. The tag line for the campaign is “Just Wear It.  Masks Are For Everyone.”  It is important to note that the campaign is completely youth-created: GYLC members did all of the sketches that appear on the posters themselves, and they even hired an 18-year old New Jersey-based graphic designer who worked remotely with them to design the layout and digitize their artwork.

Posters are being printed in 5 different languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, and Italian.  The group is also producing a banner that will be hung in St. Peter’s Square as well as providing the artwork by PDF so businesses that want to print them on their own can do so. They will also be distributed and hung up in all of the district’s schools, by request of the superintendent. I have attached a few examples of the posters (two in English and one in Spanish) which will be hung up around the City this week. 


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Are you worried about running out of money?

Do you know the difference between a defined benefit plan and a defined contribution plan? Between a simple IRA, a SEP, or a ROTH IRA? Which plans provide guaranteed lifetime income and which do not? Which plans are exposed to the vagaries of equity markets and which are not? The fact is most people contribute to or participate in plans without professional advice or knowledge and don’t have a clue about their real exposure, risks and costs. Before you get too invested in a plan that may not provide you with the financial security you desire why not learn whether your plan is what you need and want? Additionally, as one approaches retirement age, professional advice is essential before applying for social security or medicare, too, because gaps in medicare coverage can expose one’s household economy to devastating economic impacts, but, with…

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