Cook-along with Ken Duckworth – a Virtual Fundraiser for Backyard Growers

Cape Ann Community

When & where: March 25 at 6 pm on Zoom

Tickets: $50. Click here to purchase tickets and learn more. All ticket fees and additional donations are tax deductible. Proceeds support Backyard Growers’ programs connecting low- to moderate-income households to fresh produce through school, backyard, and community gardens.

Join us for a LIVE virtual cook-along and fundraiser for Backyard Growers with Ken Duckworth. Ken is a renowned local chef and restaurateur. Since landing in Gloucester from Boston 16 years ago to open Duckworth’s Bistrot, Ken and his wife Nicole have created community at their restaurant through their relationships with their customers and partnerships with local farmers, fishers, and makers.

In this interactive cooking class, Ken will demonstrate how to prepare fish cakes with remoulade sauce inspired by Gloucester’s seafood traditions and the freshest ingredients.

Cook alongside Ken at home and enjoy a question and answer session with this seasoned chef…

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We’re on HGTV’s Farmhouse Fixer!

Cape Ann Home

Farmhouse Fixer on HGTV

When it’s time to look for new windows, one of the first questions we’ll ask you is: are you looking for New Construction or Replacement Windows? And often times that question can be confusing. Sam & John are here to break down the differences, and help find out if Replacement Windows are right for your project. 

We’ve been hard at work behind the scenes, and we are beyond excited to finally be able to tell you about it. This past year, we had the opportunity to work with Jonathan Knight, of New Kids on the Block and local interior designer Kristina Crestin on the new HGTV show Farmhouse Fixer.

Jon, Kristina & Leah looking at kitchen cabinetry in our showroom

Their job was to restore farmhouses to their former glory, for the families that live in them, and to keep their charm and character in the neighborhood. It’s usually easier to tear down these homes than to…

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Repairs are underway. Support the restoration of Our Lady of Good Voyage! #GloucesterMA

Efforts to mobilize repairs on the west tower blue dome of Our Lady of Good Voyage are underway. Photos show some of the damage to the inspiring tower that was sustained after the windstorm this week. If you wish to help the cause to restore, on line donations can be made at the church: The Church, all of Gloucester & greater Cape Ann, and all the artists and admirers of Our Lady of Good Voyage around the world would surely appreciate the support!

The Portuguese church of Our Lady of Good Voyage on Prospect Street in Gloucester is resilient. The church was re-built after a catastrophic fire in 1914. Thousands attended the laying of the cornerstone on May 24, 1915. (Less than ten years later, during the year of the city’s tercentenary, parishioners celebrated the mortgage liquidation.) One of our city’s most cherished buildings, the landmark was added to the National Historic Register of Historic Places in 1990.

helping an icon people hold dear

For more about Edward Hopper work in Gloucester, Mass. see here

For more about Gordon Parks work in Gloucester, Mass. see series 2012-14 here

From Gloucester Memories

1940 Centinial Grove-2A

Centennial Grove 1940 – Back row l-r Virginia DaCruz, Mildred Francis, Deolinda Neves. Middle row Virginia Francis, Amelia Muniz, Carlotta Neves. Front row Ginger Francis (Charland}, Madeline Neves (McCormack), Mary Muniz (Gabry), Mary Francis (Roberts).

Photo from Gloucester Memories on Facebook

A great pho recognizing March 2021 Women’s Month