Addresses! from Jim

Hey Joey!

Look at your (great), site every day to keep up with things…  the only comment I have is that sometimes you will highlight a restaurant or store and not list their address…. I think it would help those places if it were easier to find rather than having to look it up on the internet.  Just sayin…..

Thanks!  And keep up the great work!


Thanks Jim, here’s a quick tutorial. You can pick up yur phone and say “Hey Siri… Tonno Gloucester” the results will pop up. you can do this for all the restaurants around town. It also works for businesses. I find it very useful and not very difficult. You don’t even need to type.

A lot of people ask me these kind of questions. Hopefully this is helpful

Ten Days of Winter –pat morss

As we await the next storm, a few outdoor encounters over the last week and a half.

Cooper’s Hawk keeping an eye on the feeder
Less snow than predicted
Trimmed trees
Headed for the trees every evening
Wait for me
Large flocks of winter Robins
Berries are plentiful
Sunset return
Evening parade to the trees
Been a rough day
Dusk on Niles Pond
Best of the limited ice this winter

We are also excited to announce that we will be running our market items and Nonna’s Dinner for four and six starting Wednesday


What a great few days back so far. Thank you to everyone that came out and celebrated our reopening and Valentines Day. We are also excited to announce that we will be running our market items and Nonna’s Dinner for four and six starting Wednesday. There will be limited availability each night, So please preorder online.

May be an image of one or more people and text that says 'Tonno Cucina e Cantina Nonna's Family Dinner is Back Family for Four $75 Family for Six $110 Take out Only includes: Rigatoni and Plum Tomato Saucs Chicken Parmigiana- -Meatballs Caesar Salad Garlic Bread'

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Additional Eligibilities for COVID Vaccine Starting Tomorrow Thursday Feb 18

From the Gloucester Daily Times: People age 65 and older, residents and staff of low-income and affordable senior housing, and individuals with two or more health conditions that put them at higher risk from COVID-19 will be able to start booking vaccine appointments Thursday, as the state shifts to the next priority group in its phased immunization plan. Additional information here.

Gloucester400™’s Organizational Partner Program Launches with Far-reaching Support Throughout Cape Ann

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Gloucester400™’s Organizational Partner Program Launches with Far-reaching Support Throughout Cape Ann

22 Local Organizations Sign on and “Show the Love” for Gloucester’s 400th Anniversary Celebration – with More to Come

Gloucester, MA – February 12, 2021 – Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Gloucester400™ has unveiled a new program designed to strengthen connections with the community, heighten awareness of the city’s 400th anniversary, and encourage involvement among a broad range of organizations including non-profits, corporations, and local businesses. The program is the Gloucester400 Organizational Partners Program.  

In its first wave of alliances, Gloucester400 has already attracted 22 organizations that are willing to collaborate and pledge support to working together on behalf of Gloucester’s 400th-anniversary celebration.

“Working with the entire community to produce a successful quadricentennial is essential,” said Laura Ventimiglia, the Gloucester400 executive director. “Looking ahead to 2023, our initial organizational partners share our collaborative nature, appreciation of Gloucester’s history, and excitement about the city’s future. We look forward to working closely with them and other interested organizations to carry out a celebration that is worthy of our 400-year history.”

Gloucester400 Organizational Partners

The first wave of Organizational Partners includes 22 of Cape Ann’s most well-known and well-respected organizations. Each is unique in its mission, members, and clients, reflecting the rich diversity that has strengthened Gloucester and its Sandy Bay heritage for almost 400 years. Current partners are:

  • 1623 Studios
  • Annisquam Village Players
  • Backyard Growers
  • Cape Ann Animal Aid
  • Cape Ann Finns
  • Cape Ann Media Productions
  • Cape Ann YMCA
  • Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
  • Gloucester Adventure, Inc.
  • Gloucester Cultural Initiative
  • Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (GMGI)
  • Good Morning Gloucester
  • Greenbelt – Essex County’s Land Trust
  • Hammond Museum, Inc.
  • LEAP for Education
  • Manship Artists Residency & Studios
  • Ocean Alliance 
  • Pathways for Children, Inc
  • Rockport Music 
  • The Open Door
  • The Sawyer Free Library
  • Wellspring House

“We’ve been very pleased by the rapid and wide-ranging response to the Organizational Partner Program. A key aspect of the program is that it allows and encourages each participating organization to retain its unique identity, be its unique self, and participate in a way that is consistent with its respective mission. In our conversations with various Partner representatives the excitement about participating in Gloucester 400 is evident and the early wave of Partnerships indicates that our collaborative approach is successful,” Ventimiglia commented. “It is also worth noting that among our initial partners and in keeping with their slogan ‘We’re Here for You,’ the Sawyer Free Library was the very first organization to partner with us. 

What Does the Organizational Partners Program Entail?

The Gloucester400 Organizational Partner Program establishes an agreement between Gloucester400 and the participating partner to jointly promote the work that each does for the City of Gloucester, thereby bringing attention to their fine contributions. Further, promoting each other’s activities and events that commemorate the City’s quadricentennial mutually raises awareness and drives engagement towards initiatives that serve to celebrate Gloucester’s 400-year history. This happens in the form of marketing and outreach by each organization to their respective memberships, communities, and constituents on behalf of Gloucester’s 400th anniversary celebration.

Partners may also host or sponsor a commemorative event or project, although they are not required to do so, thus leaving the level and nature of involvement intentionally flexible to accommodate the partners’ respective missions, priorities, and resources. 

Organizations interested in participating are invited to contact Laura Ventimiglia at

Gloucester’s 400th Anniversary: Our People, Our Stories™

Gloucester, Massachusetts, America’s oldest seaport, will be “400 years young” in 2023. To celebrate its past, honor its people, and welcome its promising future, the city has begun preparations for celebrating this historic milestone and organizing the year-long celebration of its anniversary. The theme of the quadricentennial is Gloucester: Our People, Our Stories™ and focuses on celebrating Gloucester’s history through the stories of the people who lived, sacrificed, rejoiced, worked, built, and innovated together – at times risking everything – since 1623. Gloucester Celebration Corporation is the organization established to guide the efforts to create a momentous city-wide celebration among its people and businesses and facilitate an exceptional year of festivities. Visit for more information.


TRADEMARKS: “Our People, Our Stories™,” Gloucester400™, and the 400 Stories Project are trademarks and/or copyrights of Gloucester Celebration Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

From Mayor Sefatia Giambanco Romeo Theken

Conley’s Drug Store joins with Cruiseport Gloucester to bring a COVID-19 vaccination clinic to eligible Cape Ann residents. The clinic will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2021 from 11AM – 3PM at the Cruiseport Gloucester located at 6 Rowe Square.
This vaccination clinic is for residents of Gloucester, Essex and Rockport age 75 and older and their caregivers. Residents MUST register on-line ahead of time for the event. The link to register:
On the day of the event, people who have registered for the vaccine should park in the lower lot of the Cruiseport and enter on the lower level.
I would like to thank our community partners Conley’s Drug Store and Cruiseport Gloucester for reaching out to the Cape Ann residents to bring our seniors the opportunity to get the vaccine. Many of our Cape Ann organizations and businesses have stepped up during this time to support and I appreciate the hard work of all.
We are fortunate to have a hard working team on our Board of Health and volunteers who care about our community. We are in this together and I couldn’t be more proud.

Turner’s Seafood Market & Fish n’ Chips Shoppe Order Online at

Turner’s Seafood
Market & Fish n’ Chips Shoppe
4 Smith Street Gloucester, MA
OPEN 7 Days a Week
Fresh seafood market, prepared items, house made sauces, and our classic New England Style Fish n’ Chips!

Order Online at

West Gloucester Eagle

As we were leaving yesterday’s podcast from Mom’s Kitchen (great BLT!), we set the GPS to go to Ipswich River Craft to pick up an order. We defied the GPS voice and took 133 toward Ipswich. As she was repeating endlessly “Route recalculation” “Route recalculation” and we were trying to tune it out; an eagle suddenly flew alongside us to land in a tree near the tracks near Tony Tally’s. It was as if it was trying to redirect us also. Which it did since we followed it and stopped for some pictures. It was calling so loudly I was sure its mate was over my shoulder. It flew off in the general direction of the water alone still seeking its partner. So, I guess it pays to go off the recommended path sometimes! And right in West Gloucester saving a drive to Medford!

Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce’s Initiative to Emerge Cape Ann Strong

Cape Ann Community

Cape Ann’s small business community has proven how resilient, persistent, and creative we truly are. Over the course of the past year, our local businesses have experienced mandated closures and state regulations to help keep our community safe while enduring significant challenges. These businesses that make Cape Ann unique need our help to persevere. We are asking that you show we are  stronger together  by supporting your neighbors in take out, delivery, online ordering, or visiting their location for something special. Each week we will highlight one restaurant and one retailer for the community to rally behind. We implore you, Cape Ann, to keep our businesses strong so we can continue visiting them in brighter days ahead. This week we invite you to visit Laneside Pub and Brewery at Cape Ann Lanes and shop at Toodeloos! for a family night!

Cape Ann Strong, Stronger Together!

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