Sharon and Leo Kolenick From Pennsylvania Brought Gloucester and Rockport To Themselves

Hi Joey,

    Since we could only get to Gloucester once this summer because of COVID, my husband, Leo, decided to bring Gloucester (and Motif #1) to us. Not bad for a welder! 

    Merry Christmas!

     Sharon Kolenick (Pennsylvania)

Free Streaming Nia and Restorative Yoga Classes via Zoom with Linda for the Week of Dec. 14 th Thurs 11:30 Restorative classes cancelled. New time Mondays at 5pm.

Cape Ann Wellness

If you are new to Nia and Restorative Yoga with Linda, these streaming classes are free.  Share with anyone who you feel needs a little movement or peace in their lives during this period of social isolation.

So here is how it works. It will be easier for you if you download the Zoom client for meetings for a desktop or laptop, or the app for phones and tablets.

Click here for the link to download the zoom client or the app

Then click on this link to bring to my website and the list of streaming classes

At my website,, you will want to click on the link for the class and time you are trying to join. Otherwise you will be all alone!

If you have downloaded the client/app, the meeting will open automatically in that interface.

If you have not downloaded the app/client, it should open…

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The Cape Ann Artisans send you and your family our very best for this holiday season. 
For those of you who have visited us during our Open Studios,
we thank you for your kind support in 2020.

As you ponder your holiday giving, we hope you will keep the arts in mind – we stand by ready to serve you safely in person by appointment or virtually.

To visit with any of the Cape Ann Artisans, we encourage you to visit our website for their contact information.

Cape Ann Artisans looks forward to 2021 with this group of Artisans for our June 5-6 Open Studios:

David Archibald
Cynthia Curtis
Rob Diebboll
Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco
Deb Gonet
Linda Hogan
Chloe Leigh
Sinikka Nogelo
Scott and Erin Place/O’Sullivan
Marcie Rae
Deb Schradieck
Sallie Strand
Pam Stratton
Sara Wright

We would like to thank our community visitor organizations for their support.  They are your best guide to Cape Ann. These groups have worked hard throughout the year to keep us informed so everyone could adjust to new ways of doing business and visiting.    Please check out  Discover Gloucester and the Cape Ann Chamber  for full list of all Cape Ann tourism updates.

Our supporting Partners are pillars of the community
–  a round of applause to all of them!

Pop Up Holiday Shop Open Until 3 pm Today Sunday Dec 13

I just stopped by the Holiday Pop Up Shop at the Last Stop 273 East Main Street and it’s a fabulous setup. My loot includes a large potholder, lip balm, drink infusions and sea salt! Where can you get such a variety unless it’s local? Come on out. It’s a beautiful day to shop local.


Today is the day to get after some great gifts for the holidays, made by local artists and creators!! KEEP IT ON THE ISLAND, WE NEED EACH-OTHER!

Amazing rope line-bowls, soaps, wreaths, and more!

Soap that is actually good for you!

Plenty of amazing choices


Made from amazing ingredients: makes 8-16 Drinks from one bottle!! Comes w spout, too!!

Can ya smell the good times?

Cape Ann Sea Salt Co.

HAND HARVESTED: Solar Dried, Local Waters

Bex aka Cape Ann Handy Woman has her LOBSTERTRAP TREES, wreaths, and MOTIF #1! Plus Dot’s amazing quilted goods!!

The first of the 1st!!

Wreaths, ornaments, quilts!

Cape Ann Gnomes!!

Cape Ann Giclee: NAUTICAL FLAG SIGNS that spell whatever you want!

Maps, Prints, Joey Ciaramitaro’s images, too!

Local Graphics by Cape Ann Giclee

Thank you to The Last Stop and Hold Fast Co. for making this happen!!! Thank you Joe for creating a platform for all of us!!
Happy Holiday Shopping today, folks!!! (Hand sanitizer, masks, all available before entering)

GloucesterCast 453 Sista Felicia, Lisa Buccieri Lemont, Scottie Mac, Jim Capillo, Chris McCarthy, Laura Ventimiglia, Jim and Pat Dalpiaz and Joey C Taped 12/13/20

GloucesterCast 453 Sista Felicia, Lisa Buccieri Lemont, Scottie Mac, Jim Capillo, Chris McCarthy, Laura Ventimiglia, Jim and Pat Dalpiaz and Joey C Taped 12/13/20

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Please share the podcast! If you share the podcast while we are taping we will write down your name and you will be entered into a drawing to win a prize that we will choose about 2/3 the way through the podcast.

Thanks To Mom’s Kitchen for the deklicious breakfast.  Mom’s Kitchen in Fort Square!

We will be doing a live drawing for an Elks Winter Cap and Cooler donated by Brenda Leahy on behalf of the Daniel R Leahy Memorial Blood drive and some home made soaps from Trisha Clinch

Jim Capillo Audio/Video Engineering 
Pat Dalpiaz manning the live chat keyboard

Daniel Leahy Blood Drive At The Elks Thursday December 17th from 2-7 More Info here

Brenda Leahy donated an Elks cap with an exalted ruler pin on it as well as a travel cooler.

3 Gift Soap Bags from Drift Soap donated by Trisha Clinch as podcast sharing gifts Buy Drift soap at this link

Felicia report on families awarded gingerbread house kits

Laura Ventimiglia for Gloucester 400

Lisa Buccieri Lemont fundraiser for employees of the hospitality industry

Skinny chinos on old guys. If the guy is still fit? Is there an age that it’s a no-go?

Molson Coors just launched its first CBD drinks in the US

Use restaurant gift cards or wait until the end of the pandemic?

What former restaurant would you resurrect if you could? What former local business would you bring back to town?

**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 I have used to revive my 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 I will be there with Cape Ann Sea Salt Co salts and a new nautical flag Product from our Cape Ann Giclee Hometown Graphics line along with word collages and nautical maps. I can even 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 I 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! 

If the Patriots don’t make the playoffs, what top three teams are you rooting for in order of who you’d like to win?

New light rig arrived!

Everyone has those oldie songs that trigger specific memories, both good and bad. Name a song that triggers a memory every time you hear it and tell us about the memory.

Are you an edge piece or center piece kind of person (food)?

Great Marsh Brewery shout out.

Best Beatles song in tribute to John Lennon and 40th anniversary of his death.

Would you trade 3 Patriots Super Bowl titles for that one 19-0 season in 2007?

Virtual lighting Lobster Trap Tree tonight 4-5 PM (ish) Watch it live!

Chris hates burning his tongue on hot coffee. Who are these people that can drink hot coffee without letting it cool down?  Is it a superpower?

“Kate These are the best mashed potatoes you’ve ever made” Hormel

Is Breakdancing a sport?

Thursday night 7:30PM skiff life podcast

Timeline Running Short for Your Own Mini Lobster Trap Tree in Time for Christmas 2020

Time is starting to run out to get your own mini Lobster Trap Tree in time for Christmas this year. Bex Borden tells s that orders paid by December 16 will get in the mail to customers by Dec 21. Local pick up is also available – there is an option on this site for that:

Get yours today! We just love ours. It’s a great way to support local!

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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A Great Way to Support Local Businesses is by Purchasing a Cape Ann Gift Check This Holiday Season

Cape Ann Community

These can be purchased at the Chamber Office, both Shaw’s locations, and Tuck’s Candy & Gifts in Rockport. Now for sale at Cape Ann Savings Bank in Manchester-by-the-Sea.

Click Here For Participating Businesses

To Learn More About The Program Click Here

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