Join Us For The Live Taping Of GloucesterCast 453 At 9AM Sunday December 13th

Join Us For The Live Taping Of GloucesterCast 453 At 9AM Sunday December 13th


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Arts Abound

Hope to see you on Sunday, Thanks for shopping local
Exciting weekend coming up for folks who enjoy local Cape Ann photography…three Gloucester photographers, all of who sell their photos at Arts Abound on a regular basis, will be visiting our gallery to meet the public and to talk about their inspiration.
Saturday morning John Abisamra will be at Arts Abound with his winter and summer scenes for sale.
Sunday morning Melissa Cox and Donna Ardizzoni will be at Arts Abound talking about their photos as well as selling their puzzles, towels, greeting cards, coasters, and more, which contain their images. Both days promise to be lots of fun so swing buy to do your holiday shopping!

Podcast sharing prize for Sunday’s podcast: Trisha Clinch’s Drift Soap Gift Bag

Trisha Clinch :

I have a small soap company Called Drift Soap, based out of my home in Gloucester. I’ve been selling the soap mostly via curb side pick up at my house on Pavilion Beach, since the majority of the craft fairs I usually sell at were canceled for the better part of this year, due to Covid. I launched the company last winter right before the pandemic. I’ve been doing pretty well by word of mouth. I post on the local FB sell groups and go from there. It’s literally a beach “cottage industry” because my customers pick up their orders curbside at the entrance of the beach house where I live.
One of your subscribers, who is a fan of my soaps, suggested I contact GMG to see if I could get a mention to spread the word about Drift Soap. Or maybe there is someway I could advertise or run a special GMG offering just for your readers.
I keep it very simple: just all natural, old fashioned artisan soap bars, cut into big rustic pieces with a local, coastal vibe. My soaps are larger than most at 5oz ea. The fragrances I offer appeal to a local customer base, with names such as: Driftwood, High Tide, Beach Rose, Sea Lavender…I even have a soap called Lobster Farts and one called the Greasy Pole!
 I do everything by hand including the soap making, cutting & labeling. The labels are decorated with pieces of local driftwood. I use premium organic ingredients such as coconut oil, hempseed oil, Shea butter, olive oil, botanicals, sea salt and fragrance. 
If you’d like some samples I’d be happy to provide them to you! I’d love to get more exposure during the holiday season as I’ve got great gifts such as soaps packed in large clamshell sets as well soap sampler stocking stuffers that our local peeps can pick up easily right here on Beach Court!
Many thanks for reading! Here is our FB page and some product photos.

Last Dinner Before Tonno Temporary Closure

This weekend is your last chance to enjoy a meal at Tonno before they temporarily close. We went last night and enjoyed chicken Milanese and Sunday Pasta. The Ladies on Main drink was a wonderful treat, as was the food and service. Online reservations through Resy made it very easy.


Today, Sat. Dec 12th- Sun. Dec 13th, 10am-3pm!
Come by and cross off your Christmas lists and help support local makers and artisans!


Glorious Sunset at Eastern Point

My dreams of seeing another glorious sunset (with camera in hand) came to fruition a couple of nights ago at Eastern Point. Here are some of the shots. We certainly live in a breathtaking setting!

I have also recently introduced a new Facebook page to highlight further stories of our adventures and accompanying photos. Additional pictures of this sunset are available there along with some others. This kind of Facebook interaction is new to me and we will see how it develops, but I am hoping it can co-exist with my GMG blogging. Anyhow, if you are interested in additional pictures and stories, please follow Pat D’s Photos and Adventures on Facebook.

Virtual Workshop: DIY Edible Gifts

Cape Ann Community

Join Backyard Growers on Zoom for a hands-on demo of a seasonal simple syrup and festive snacks that are perfect for last-minute foodie holiday gifts, or just a tasty treat for you!

When: Thursday, December 17, 5:30-6:15pm
Where: Zoom
Tickets: $15 general admission / $7.50 for 2019 & 2020 participants in Backyard Growers’ backyard and community garden programs

At this interactive virtual workshop, attendees will learn how to whip up:

🍹 a cranberry-spiced syrup for use in a festive margarita, seasonal cider, or a holiday limeade,

✨ cinnamon citrus sugar salt for a margarita or mocktail glass rim, or a topping for popcorn,

🎁 delicious savory homemade cheese crackers

Ticket purchasers will receive ingredient lists, recipes, and gift-wrap recommendations ahead of time in case they want to prepare gifts and cook together during the workshop – or, just join us to be merry and enjoy…

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