Another Week Close to Home

First, heartfelt thanks to the NationalGrid crew that made it out here during the Saturday storm, soon after we lost power. The poles are pretty inaccessible in the Audubon Sanctuary, and a second truck was called in to cut a path in the right-of-way by chain saw. In the dark they made repairs. The lineman admitted afterward that it was a pretty challenging climb in the driving rain – our anemometer showed gusts to 58mph.

Wires down in the Audubon Sanctuary; Dog Bar breakwater beyond
The National Grid crew worked mostly after dark in extreme storm conditions
Our veteran feeder provided entertainment all week; Red-bellied Woodpecker
We added a suet cage, and the diners showed their appreciation
But competition continued at the feeder, with today’s snowy background
Excuse me!
Chickadees await their turn
A Downy Woodpecker and a Tufted Titmouse
A Boston mirage, beyond Nahant
And the requisite sunset

Friends of The Blog Christmas Shopping Ideas: Schooner Thomas E. Lannon Gear

Link here:

Schooner Thomas E Lannon in Gloucester, Massachusetts

 · Gloucester  · Early release for our new hat design. Next season will be our 25th and we wanted to offer a few new items. More to come, if interested comment or message us. #quartercentury#hats#schoonerlannon#sail#swag#gear— at Schooner Thomas E Lannon in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Schooner Thomas E Lannon in Gloucester, Massachusetts


Here at 24 Harbor Loop in our beautiful new space we are all dressed up for the Holiday.

We are open 5 days a week from 9AM to 5 PM. We hope you will drop in and check out the new space and pick up some Cape Ann Gift Certificates. By purchasing our gift certificates you can show your support for over two hundred businesses in the New Year. Show your love for the Cape Ann Community. If you need a number of gift certificates call us at 978-283-1601. Place your order and they will be ready to pick up when you arrive.

Don’t forget you can still give the gift of a Cape Ann License Plate too. Just ask us how you can make it happen. The Cape Ann Community Foundation wishes you a very Happy Holiday.

May you find the JOY in the holidays this year!

Important COVID updates from Governor Baker

The rising rates of infection from coronavirus has resulted in Governor Baker taking Massachusetts back to Step 3 Phase 1 in the reopening process. Most businesses will be reducing capacity from 50% to 40%; restaurant seating back to 6 max per table for 90 minutes max; and outdoor venue reduces gatherings to 50. This rollback is to begin Sunday Dec 13.

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It’s a scary time for all of us. Let’s try to stay kind and focused on the long term goal of keeping everyone as healthy as possible.

News & New @ Savour


News & New @ Savour

We are Open To All! Welcoming everyone wearing masks. Suggest washing your hands in our two lavs by the rear entrance, and practicing social distancing of at least 6 feet, storewide.

Savour Regular & Special Holiday Hours: For Your Digital Calendar
>Regular Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11AM to 6PM

Special Holiday Hours: For Your Digital Calendar
>Open Sunday, Dec. 13th & 20th, 1 to 4 pm
>Open Monday, Dec. 21st, 11am to 6pm
>Closed Friday Dec. 25 thru Monday Dec. 28th
>Closed Jan. 1st thru Jan. 7th
> Open Friday, Jan. 8th

To maximize the purity of Savor’s air quality with your and our team’s health and safety our foremost objective, we have invested in five state of the air purifying units.
Our new high quality air filters from Molekule, with blue light (PECO) and Hepa technology, clear the air of 99.9% of viruses…

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Sweet! Carl’s Cones ice cream shop new sign #GloucesterMA

Carl’s Cones ice cream shop 185 Washington Street Gloucester, Mass. Facebook link

Ice cream, froyo, ice cream cookie sandwiches …plus they’re open late- and they deliver!

Business news: Surfari moving to 88 Bass Avenue soon- closer to Good Harbor Beach #GloucesterMA

Surfari will be relocating from Main Street to a larger space on 88 Bass Avenue, with more parking and closer to Good Harbor Beach. The space is across from Charlie’s and next to Cape Ann Coffees.

Shop Surfari open on Main Street now for December specials.

Note: Serendipity Playhouse closed in this space in October. Stay tuned for future news and reach out to them about their extensive character costume collection for rentals.