More Signs of Spring — pat morss

It’s not JUST the birds

Tulips from the store, but they’ll be live on the Boulevard soon
Japanese influence
Not sure what tree produces these seed pods
But they blow around like creepy-crawlers on the ground
The Yankee Fleet has been taking people fishing for several weeks
A crazy inverted mirage of Nahant covering the Boston skyline
The Humpback Whales are back (no tail action)
Looking into our living room
The boys are on the prowl
Glad I found you
Heralding spring

Azorean Restaurant Weekday Specials!

It was my lucky day this week when we stopped at the Azorean Restaurant on Washington Street for a little dinner. The weekday special was pizza, which was exactly what I was craving. When we talk about favorite pizzas, the Azorean doesn’t come straight to mind for many of us, but I think it’s a very tasty choice (among many many tasty choices on their menu). That it was on special was a bonus! We ordered bread and oil to start. Jim had the Azorean salad and we shared some Italian pizza. It was a lovely relaxed experience with the staff following all safety protocols.

Marshalls Farm stand is opened

Opening day 2021! The farm stand will officially open 9am this morning. We will have most of our staples set up and ready to sell this morning. Deliveries will be happening all day and we will need to price and put out. Perfect weather day for us to get the store set up and ready to go! Call a head if you’re looking for something particular 9782832168. Don’t hesitate to grab your farmer Bob card. The card gets you 100’s of dollars of savings for the season. $10 to saves $100’s! No brainer! Today’s farmer Bob card deal of the day is, $1 off any container of pansies, veggie plants, bags of potting, top soil and .50 bunch of cilantro with your farmer Bob card.
Stop on over………….and often!



Restaurant and Activities Reopening Updates April 16

These openings of restaurants and activities is current as of information I had available as of April 15. The changes since last week are highlighted in bold. Thanks again to Bex Borden for her efforts to get this information out to you all.

Hammond Castle Museum978-283-2080www.hammondcastle.orgMay 1
7 Seas Whale Watch978-283-1776www.7seaswhalewatch.comApril 17
Cape Ann Whale Watch978-283-5110www.seethewhales.comApril 17
YankeeFleet !CODFISHING! 4/1-4/15978-283-0313www.yankeefleet.comOPEN
Pauline’s Gifts978-281-5558www.paulinesgifts.comMay 2021
Cape Ann Campsites978-283-8683.www.capeanncampsite.comMay 15
Vista Motel978-281-3410www.VistaMotel.comOPEN
Ocean House Hotel at Bass Rocks978-283-7600www.OceanHouseGloucester.comApril 15
White Farms on the
Thacher Island Trips/Straitsmouth Island trips617-599-2590www.thacherisland.orgMay 1 for tickets
525 Tavern978-525-3250www.525magnolia.comOPEN
Atlantis Oceanfront Motel 15
Beauport Hotel Dining978-491-50901606restaurant.comOPEN
Blue Collar Lobster978-283-1812thegloucesterhouse.comTBD
Capt Carlos978-283-6343www.captaincarlos.comTBD
Crows Nest978–281–
Dining Rooms at the Castle/Seaglass
Drift Cafe978-314-4238driftgloucester.comTBD
The Franklin978-283-7888www.franklincapeann.comOPEN
George’s The Office978-281-1910www.GeorgesOfGloucester.comOPEN
Gloucester House978-283-1812thegloucesterhouse.comTBD
Horizon Chinese978-283-8815horizongloucester.comOPEN
JD Meyers Best Friends/Magnolia Pub978-525-2226Public group on Favebook Magnolia Pub/JD MeyersApril 1
Laneside Pub and
Little Red Rooster978-219-4004littleredroosterglo.comOPEN
Lobsta 22
Long Beach Dairy
Mile Marker
Minglewood Harborside978-281-0223minglewoodharborside.comOPEN
Oliver’s Harbor978-559-7638www.oliversharbor.comOPEN
Pilot HouseAprilwww.PilotHouseDragonLight.comOPEN
Pratty’s CAV978-283-970010 Parker St, Gloucester, MA 01930CAVOPEN
Rhumb Line978-283-973240 Railroad Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930TBD
Salt Water
Seaport Grille978-282-9799seaportgrillegloucester.comOPEN
Short &
Sugar Magnolias978-281-5310www.sugarmags.comOPEN
Surfside Pizza978-281-1700www.surfsidesubsgloucester.comOPEN
Taco Lupitas978-282-9600tacoslupitagloucester.wordpress.comOPEN
TAJ – Gloucester978-515-7337ww.taj-gloucester.comOPEN
Thai Choice978-281-8118
The Cupboard978-281-1908not recently updatedTBD
Topside Grill978-281-1399www.topsidegrill.comOPEN
Two Sisters Coffee
Willow Rest978-283-2417
Yella on the Water978-491-5334www.yellagrille.comTBD
Zeke’s Place978-283-7817zekesgloucester.comOPEN
Bean & Leaf
Bearskin Neck
Blue Lobster
BLUMEnone listedwww.blumecoffee.comTBD
Brackett’s Oceanview978-546-2797www.bracketts.comOPEN
Brothers Brew978-546-377527 Main St, Rockport, MA 01966OPEN
Emerson Inn Pigeon CoveTavern978-546-6321 1 2021
Feather & Wedge978-999-5917featherandwedge.comOPEN
Hong Kong Kitchen978-546-262613 Railroad Ave, Rockport,OPEN
Hula Moon Cafe978-546-257227 Mt Pleasant St, Rockport, MA 01966TBD
My Place by the
Nates at Front Beach opening with new owners under a new name TBA18 Beach St, Rockport, MA 01966TBD
Red Skiff978-546-764715 Mt Pleasant St, Rockport, MA 01966TBD
Rockport House of Pizza978-546-606619 Broadway, Rockport,OPEN
Roy Moore Fish Shack (Dock Square)978-546-6696Dock SquareOPEN
Roy Moore Lobster Co978-546-669639 Bearskin NeckAPRIL?
Salty’ 2021
Top Dog978-546-0006topdogofrockport.comMAY
Blue Marlin Grille978-768-7400www.bluemarlingrille.comOPEN
Boat House Grille978-890-5113www.boathousegrilleessex.comOPEN
CK Pearl978-890-7378www.ckpearl.comOPEN
Down River Ice
Essex Seafood978-768-7233essexseafood.comTBD
Great Marsh Brewing Company978-890-7827www.thegreatmarsh.comOPEN
Sheas reopening delayed978-768-6931www.sheasrestaurant.comTBD
Village Restaurant978-768-6400wedigclams.comOPEN
Windward Grille978-768-0050windwardgrille.comOPEN

Beauport Exclusive Experiences: Private Schooner Sails with Schooner Thomas E. Lannon​



Come stay and come aboard. Let us arrange your Exclusive Private Group Sailing Experience on theSchooner Thomas E. Lannon.Enjoy a Lobster Roll Picnic To-Go, ready on board. Beverages are available, with a welcome refreshment as you arrive on vessel. Sit back and relax or help the crew raise the sails as they head out through Gloucester’s working harbor and along the rocky coastline. See lighthouses, castles, scenic beaches, and magnificent waterfront homes. Breathe in the salt air and enjoy this exclusive on-the-water experience.

Sails Starting May 10, 2021.
Sails are 2 hours and can be arranged:
Weekends:10am-Noon &3:30-5:30pm

Pricing varies by day and guest count, for parties of up to 10 guests and more than 10 guests.
ContactConcierge@BeauportHotel.comto book.

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Finding Practical Solutions to Ending Food Waste: A Panel Discussion hosted by Sawyer Free Libary and Backyard Growers

Cape Ann Community

Did you know 33% of all food produced globally is lost or wasted? Food waste is central to some of the key challenges facing the world today, including hunger and poverty, climate change, health and wellbeing, and the sustainability of agriculture and oceans.

To bring attention to this growing global problem, the Sawyer Free Library and Backyard Growers are co-hosting a virtual panel discussion around the topic of food waste on Thursday, April 28, from 6-7 pm.  The live virtual presentation is free and open to the public. Click here to register.

Moderated by Lara Lepionka, Founder & Executive Director, Backyard Growers, the program will provide both broad knowledge and a local perspective of the issues of food waste, along with some actionable steps individuals can take to help make a difference in its reduction.

The program panelists include Andrew Brousseau, Partner, Compost Manager, Black Earth…

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