Don’t Blame Me When You Blow Off Getting Solar Again After Seeing Our Bills With CREDITS Month After Month. National Grid Owes Us Money, AGAIN. Look At Our Latest Bill A $452.12 CREDIT!

Our House Is 100% Electric.  We got through Our Third Winter Without An Electric Bill!  #KABLAMMIE!

Fill out the form or email me at and I’ll have lifelong Gloucester resident Tim Sanborn from Cazeault Solar call you to go over your options for free.

I’m not sure how much more I could boil it down but here’s the latest bill (National Grid OWES US MONEY!)-


Do you want to put solar on your house and make money?

Fill out the form or email me at and I’ll have lifelong Gloucester resident Tim Sanborn from Cazeault Solar call you to go over your options for free.

Don’t want to take my word for it? Watch these testimonials :

Friends of The Blog Christmas Shopping Ideas: Pop Up Shop Sat and Sun the 12th and 13th 10am to 3pm at Last Stop Variety

**PopUp Shop next weekend Sat and Sun the 12th and 13th 10am to 3pm at Last Stop Variety 273 East Main St Gloucester – Hold Fast Co. which is owned by Deanna Fay Anaya and Deb Berger, who make amazing all natural soaps, spoon butter (which Anna Eves has used to revive her mother’s wooden spoons) environmentally friendly beeswax wraps, must have gorgeous rope baskets and wreaths – seriously these make such great gifts, are hosting it and Anna will be there with Cape Ann Sea Salt Co salts and a new nautical flag Product from her Cape Ann Giclee Hometown Graphics line along with word collages and nautical maps.

Anna will bring along some Joey C prints that are always a hit. There will be some affordable great stocking stuffer earrings too. And breaking news – Hannah Kimberley and Anna will be introducing our brand new product called “Speakeasy Potions” which are fruit, herbal and spice infusion kits for infusing booze to make awesome cocktails at home!

Bex will be there with her lobster trap ornaments and wreaths and trees – always a big hit and a must have for every Cape Ann home during the holidays. And the very talented Melissa Cox will have her photos and cards for sale too!

So something for everyone and all locally made on Cape Ann!

Generous Gardeners Flower Cards

Gift idea!! Generous Gardeners has created photo notecards (blank inside) from David Cox’s beautiful photos taken this year. There are two different sets of five cards. Thumbnail pictures of one set are below. They are $15 each set and available at David’s store, Main Street Arts & Antiques, at 124 Main Street in Gloucester. These are not available online for the holiday season so stop by his shop to check them out. He will also have a limited quantity of tulip cards that we have had available in the past. A great gift to give, as well as help Generous Gardeners through the proceeds!



This event will be interactive – meaning that Don and the audience will be able to hear laughter and applause as it happens. At the end of the show, there will be an after party with Don and maybe a surprise guest or two!

The show is FREE. There will be a virtual tip jar. A portion of the money donated will be gifted to the Cape Ann Community Cinema.

There is no one-word description for what Don White does. He’s an award-winning singer/songwriter, a comedian, an author, and a storyteller. He’s been bringing audiences to laughter and tears for thirty years, released 10 CDs, 3 live DVDs, and a book, “Memoirs Of A C Student.” For more information about Don’s work, please check out the videos and music here:

To watch Don in action, enjoy the Accordion Door Story!

Thank you for supporting live music and the Cape Ann Community Cinema!

Many thanks,

Yes, Joan, there is a dinosaur

Understandably there is no Middle Street Walk 2020, so Middle Street looks different this season. There is an endearing Dinosaur visiting. Ho Ho Ho ha ha ha!

Joan of Arc WWI memorial statue by Anna Hyatt Huntington in back

fun fact- building behind dino corner of Middle & Wash. Streets was one place artist Edward Hopper roomed in for Gloucester visits

**The Sun newspaper editorial board response to “Is there a Santa Claus’ query from an 8 year old was published September 21, 1897 on page 6 (Library of Congress). Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.

Also twinkling nearby (Middle, Pine, School & Proctor, Chestnut)

More lights? Holiday Lights and Cocoa Drives 2020 map- tour from your car or keyboard.

p.s. Perkins St. extravaganza completed



Map additions- Perkins and Ledgemont

Thomas E. Lannon All Decked Out

The Thomas E. Lannon is all decked out and looking great at the Seven Seas Wharf by the Gloucester House on Rogers Street as it rides out the winter season. If you follow them on Facebook (link here), you will see they have some awesome swag available: hoodies, caps, shirts (look in the left column down a little bit on the Facebook page). If you go to their webpage (link here) you can purchase gift certificates for sails in the upcoming season. It’s been one of my favorite gifts from Santa…….hint…hint…GMGJim!

Shawn Henry’s 2020 Lobster Trap Tree Build Timelapse

Our friend Kim Smith uploaded this Lobster trap tree timelapse for Shawn Henry who asked that it be posted.

What a beauty. This tree means a lot for so many people. I’m so glad that people like Shawn see to it that the tradition didn’t fall by the wayside!

Lobster Trap Tree Builders:

David Brooks

Jason Borroughs

Greg Cademetori

Dave DeAngelis

Shawn G. Henry

Andrew Nicastro

Josh Oliver

George Schlichte