Join Us For The Live Stream Of GloucesterCast 463 At 9AM Sunday January 24th With GrimDrops and Zach Sears

Join Us For The Live Stream Of GloucesterCast 463 At 9AM Sunday January 24th With GrimDrops and Zach Sears


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Jimmy, McCarthy and I Smashed these sandwiches from The Mill In Essex for lunch yesterday!

Capicola, salami, pepperoni, provolone, lettuce, tomato, oil, vinegar on ciabatta roll
chicken, bacon, lettuce, tomato, herb mayo on ciabatta roll
ham, brie, romaine, and honey mustard on ciabatta roll


Hello! We are a breakfast, lunch and prepared foods store located at 121 Eastern Ave in Essex, MA. We are open from 8:00am – 4:00pm today.

Our Breakfast/Lunch menu can be found here, with rotating daily specials posted daily (below).


– Potato Leek Soup (GF)

– Chicken Mulligatawny (GF) (DF)


– Moroccan Chickpea Salad (half pint, pint) – $3.50, $6

– Beet Salad (half pint, pint) (GF) (DF) – $3.50, $6

– Thai Peanut Noodles (half pint, pint) (DF) – $3.50, $6

– Chicken Salad (half pint, pint) (GF) – $5, $10

– Tuna Salad (half pint, pint) (GF) – $5, $10

– Potato Salad ((half pint, pint) (GF) – $3.50, $6

– Egg Salad (half pint, pint) (GF) – $3.50, $6

– Roasted Carrot Salad (half pint, pint) (GF) – $3.50, $6

– Brussels Sprouts Salad (half pint, pint) (GF) – $3.50, $6

– Kale and Sweet Potato Salad (half pint, pint) (GF) (DF) – $3.50, $6

– Curried Cauliflower Salad (GF) – $3.50, $6


– Bolognese (1 Quart) (GF) – $15

– Mac and Cheese (serves 2-3) – $12

– Loaded Mac and Cheese (serves 2) – $15

– Baked Haddock (serves 2) – $15

– Greek Chicken with Orzo and Feta (serves 2) – $15

– Lamb and Rice Stuffed Peppers (serves 2) (GF) – $15

– Lemon Pepper Chicken with Rice Pilaf (serves 2) – $15

– BBQ Pulled Pork with Coleslaw and Biscuits (serves 2) – $20


– Apple Crisp – $12


(GF) = Gluten-free

(DF) = Dairy-free

You’re welcome to come in during our open hours or call ahead. Once you’ve placed your order, please pick up during our open hours. If you prefer curbside pickup, please call us at (978) 890-7139 to let us know you’re here and we’ll run it out to you.

We hope to see you 🌱

We’re proud to serve homemade,
delicious food to Cape Ann
all year round. 

Our Hours

SUN 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
MON Closed
TUES 8:00am – 4:00pm
WEDS 8:00am – 4:00pm
THURS 8:00am – 4:00pm
FRI 8:00am – 4:00pm
SAT 8:00am – 4:00pm



(978) 890-7139
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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Now Available on Cape Ann

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is coming to Cape Ann!

Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante, Senator Bruce Tarr, Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, Pathways for Children, and the First R Foundation announced today that Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library will be providing one engaging, high-quality book a month to children of Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, and Manchester from birth to the age of five, delivered directly to their home and at no cost to families.

This program is being made available to the children of Cape Ann via a partnership between the Dollywood Foundation, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Pathways for Children, the First R Foundation, and the City of Gloucester. The partnership will provide a free book every month to children from birth until the age of five. There is no means test or other requirement in order to qualify, any child under the age of five who resides on Cape Ann is eligible to sign up. Parents may sign up their children at

The Imagination Library of Cape Ann will be managed by Pathways for Children in cooperation with the First R Foundation. Funding for Cape Ann’s participation in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is made possible by state funding from the CARES Act and the FY2021 budget.

“Bringing Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to Cape Ann has been 18 months in the making. Like Dolly and the First R Foundation, I am a firm believer in the notion that if you can read, you can do anything,” said Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante. “Many may remember that my mother, Frances Ferrante, was the librarian at Fuller Elementary School. From watching her and her colleagues reading to children and hosting family reading nights, I learned the importance and enthusiasm that can be inspired in children through reading. The DPIL will provide a foundation for a region-wide platform to support children’s literacy.”

“Anyone who has ever read to a child understands how important a love of reading is for a child’s success in school and in life,” said Senator Bruce Tarr. “Literacy is fundamental to learning so the partnership between Pathways for Children, the First R Foundation, and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library will create welcome opportunities for Cape Ann families with young children. This week is Dolly’s 75th birthday and this joint announcement is a fantastic way to help her celebrate.”

“My sincere appreciation to all who helped make this happen for the City of Gloucester’s youngest residents. Literacy skills and awareness are so important and beneficial to early education,” said Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken. “I encourage all Gloucester parents to take advantage of this amazing opportunity that will complement the incredible children and families programs currently offered at the Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library. Together, these opportunities will help build strong foundations and foster a love of learning for the next generation of Gloucester public school students.”

“Reading doesn’t start in kindergarten. Early literacy skills begin at birth—built through playing, singing, talking, sharing books, and telling stories. Pre-reading activities are critical to help children thrive in their earliest years and to set them on a path to being confident and capable learners for a lifetime,” said Eric Mitchell, President & CEO of Pathways for Children. “This partnership supports Pathways’ commitment to early literacy and, with the help of the Imagination Library, allows us to gift a carefully selected book to every child in Cape Ann from birth to 5 years old, monthly. But more importantly, we are gifting a legacy of literacy to the next generation in our community.”

“We are thrilled to continue the mission of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library by picking up and continuing to give books for the Kindergarten and First Grades!” said Patricia Earle, founder of the First R Foundation.

“I want to thank my colleague Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante for leading on this important effort to deliver books to all the children of Cape Ann,” said Representative Brad Hill. “I’m pleased to be a part of it.”

About Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Since launching in 1995, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has become the preeminent early childhood book gifting program in the world. The flagship program of The Dollywood Foundation has gifted well over 170 million free books in Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom and the United States. The Imagination Library mails more than 1.7 million high-quality, age-appropriate books each month to registered children from birth to age five.

Dolly envisioned creating a lifelong love of reading, inspiring them to dream. The impact of the program has been widely researched and results suggest positive increases in key early childhood literacy metrics. Penguin Random House is the exclusive publisher for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. For more information, please visit

I Got Mine Last Night! Two Days Left With Limited Time Slots! Get Your Sushi Sang Lee’s Tonno Takeover Takeout Order In For Saturday – Sunday NOW!

To place an order, fill out this online form: Sushi Sang Lee Menu

*The weekly menu will be updated on Wednesdays

**Limited availability: 24 Omakase orders per night

Pick up Location : Tonno Gloucester – 2 Main St Gloucester, MA 01930

Business schedule : Thursday ~ Sunday

Business hours : 5pm ~ 8pm

Payment : Cash or Venmo (sushisanglee)

Call : (781) 698-9907

Menu for Thursday 1/22/21 to Sunday 1/24/21

Omakase (Chef’s choice) $65

9pc of top grade local and Japanese fish prepared Edomae style Nigiri sushi with a Negi Maguro maki + Oyster shooter + Ankimo (Monkfish liver)

  • SASHIMI Omakase available with the same price. Comes with sushi rice
  • Due to market price and limited availability of Bluefin Tuna there is $5 increase

Maki (Roll)

Futo maki$10

Tamago, cucumber, avocado, kanpyo (gourd), oshinko (pickled daikon), ocean trout, watercress, oboro (dried fish flakes), shiso (Japanese mint), scallion, sesame

Negi Maguro maki$12

Bluefin Tuna, scallion, oshinko

  • Add Otoro $5

Ocean Trout maki$10

Ocean Trout, shiso, avocado, watercress, oshinko, sesame

Shime Saba Isobe Maki$15

Cured local mackerel, pickled ginger, scallion, shiso, sesame, wasabi

Vegetable maki$7

Same ingredients as Futo maki w/o tamago and Salmon

A la carte (Price per piece)

Oyster shooter$4

Wellfleet Oyster, ponzu, radish, pickled jicama, shiso

Live Gloucester Uni $8

Ankimo $5

Monkfish liver – “the foie gras of the ocean”

Chu-Toro $8

Medium fatty Bluefin Tuna

O-toro $10

Extra fatty Bluefin tuna belly

Aburi Kama-Toro $12

Seared Bluefin tuna collar

*If you have any dietary restrictions, please note on order form

Gloucester MA Circa 1948

I have mentioned previously that I obtained a copy of the 1948-49 Gloucester City Directory complete with a wonderful map. Every now and then, I get it out and wander through looking for historical inspiration. 1948 is the years Truman upset Dewey in the presidential race; Dinah Shore was singing Buttons and Bows; and Alfred Hitchcock’s The Rope was a popular movie. I do not have firsthand knowledge of these things, but the city directory and the accompanying map help give me a good picture. The Gloucester Daily Times provided a slideshow (link here) to some photos from the 40s and 50s which give us a more local glimpse into these bygone days.

I didn’t realize that we live in Fresh Water Cove Village, for example! This map also gives me a good lead on the schoolhouse locations….and that a city park preceded the current high school building. So much to learn!

Valentines Day is on its Way

Cape Ann Wellness

Find Some Couples Time

Leave the stress of the world behind and create a time for each other and intimacy.

HerbTech’s Intimacy products combine renown herbal aphrodisiacs and high concentrations of CBD. The three Intimacy products in this bundle are designed to be used separately or together.

The micro mist refreshing and cleansing oral sprays are infused with powerful herbal aphrodisiacs in addition to the CBD. The hydrating body lotion Be Intimate combines CBD with herbal aphrodisiacs. Spice things up and enjoy the moment.

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