GloucesterCast 504 At 9AM Sunday May 23 With Kevin O’Connor From This Old House and John Collins Owner Spass Beverage company

Join Us For The Live Stream Of GloucesterCast 504 At 9AM Sunday May 23


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Our Friends From @GetDockwa Are Crushing It!

Dockwa bookings this March up 313% over last year!

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Alewife Fish Ladders — pat morss

A few days ago we visited the Damariscotta Mills Fish Ladder Restoration in Newcastle, Maine. Some online investigation (very incomplete) turned up interesting information. The Damariscotta Fish ladder was built around the mills in 1807, and reconsted two centuries later between 2007 and 2017. As reported by GMG, construction at the smaller West Gloucester Alewife/Herring fish ladder on Little River, allowing spawning above in Lily Pond, was completed in 2018. It appears SumCO eco contractors and/or Becker Construction had a hand in both projects (need clarification).

Here are some photos from our Damariscotta Fish Ladder visit. The site was not staffed, and access was limited. Their website is:

Alewife assembling from the ocean, viewed from the highway bridge
Dense pack, with tens of thousands of Alewives on each side of the bridge
Clearer shallow water closer to the falls
Looking upstream to the falls, with the fish ladder around the falls hidden to the right
The lower portion of the fish ladder, open that day to the public, rising toward Damariscotta Lake
The barrier at the bottom of the falls
Plenty of fish were attempting the direct route through the barrier to the impenetrable falls
My understanding is that enough fish eventually find the alternate, and navigable, fish ladder route
This Great Blue Heron was surveying the menu, as a couple of Bald Eagles circled overhead

New item at Arts Abound

The the beauty of the Boulevard decided to make a beach towel with the gorgeous tulips on the Boulevard.

Thank you Sue Wheeler, owner of Arts Abound, 21 C Lexington Avenue, Magnolia Gloucester, MA for carrying my towels.  If you need any gift or a hand made treasure for yourself come on down.


Annisquam Village Church Reopens Sanctuary & Begins Hybrid Worship June 6th

Following guidance from the CDC and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Annisquam Village Church will be reopening for worship beginning Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 10 a.m. for all vaccinated people.  The church will begin by limiting capacity to 100 people. Protocols will continue to be assessed, as needed. Worship services can also be accessed via Zoom.  For details see 

The church pastor, Rev. Sue Koehler-Arsenault, states, “We have seen incredible growth in the number of people attending our services since the pandemic began.  Being able to offer our worship services and other programs on Zoom has enabled us to connect with people not only on Cape Ann, but across the country. Hybrid worship will allow us to continue to be connected to members who are in nursing homes, hospitals, and do not live on Cape Ann.”

Koehler-Arsenault notes that the church’s new audio-visual system was made possible by a gift from Kari Gale in honor of her husband, Jud, who died in November 2020. “Jud loved the Zoom services. They meant so much to him, especially in his last months of life. This gift will enable others to benefit as he did from the Sunday worship services,” notes Gale.

Empty BowlDinner To Go Tonight!

A new twist on an old tradition. Join The Open Door to mark the 20th Anniversary of this beloved community event. Empty Bowl TO GO is by appointment only with a drive-thru experience at The Open Door in Gloucester.

For each ticket you reserve, you will receive:

  1. A beautiful bowl made with love, randomly selected and prepackaged for you.
  2. Homemade soup—chowder, chicken, vegan or gluten-free—ready to reheat.
  3. Bread, cookie and a bottle of water to round out your meal.

The bowl goes home as a reminder that somewhere, someone’s bowl is empty.

High School Musical – 3 more chances to watch!

Hello Everyone!
Before we depart for the weekend, I just wanted to send a quick reminder that the GHS Theatre Program’s spring musical, High School Musical Jr., is available for streaming this weekend!
Tickets can be purchased at
There are three (3) stream times remaining: –Tonight 5/21 at 7:00pm–Tomorrow 5/22 at 1:00pm–Tomorrow 5/22 at 7:00pm
Thank you to everyone who supported us last night for our opening night! And to those who have already purchased their tickets for one of the remaining shows this weekend. The students, Mr. Fleury, and I really appreciate it.
Have a great weekend!–
Jessica Kirk (she/her)Theater Arts TeacherGloucester High School978-281-9870 x11407
“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible” – Walt Disney

Rookery Wonder

We took a ride with John Abisamra to view a Great Blue Heron Rookery near Georgetown this week. There are no fewer than a dozen active nests there in a perfect setting to view the parents and the growing chicks going about their normal routines. I have never been to a rookery so this was quite a treat to watch so much Great Blue Heron activity. I appreciate John helping us with this, though I did NOT appreciate the snake making an appearance.

For additional pictures and story details, I encourage you to check out Pat D’s Photos and Adventures on Facebook.

Congratulations To Castaways Vintage Cafe Two Years!

Todaymarks two years in the books for doing what we love the most at our favorite place❤️ To thank you all for what you’ve done for us the past 2 years, we want to celebrate by doing ‼️$5 SMOOTHIES‼️ and ‼️$1 ICED COFFEES‼️ all day long!

ALSO, there will be giveaways going on at the cafe throughout the day that you do not wanna miss out on! We hope to see all of you😎 We will be open from 7am – 5pm!

Harmeling Physical Therapy celebrates Women’s Health!

Cape Ann Wellness

Did you know that last week was Women’s Health Week?

Here at Harmeling PT we are proud to offer a wide array of women’s health physical therapy programs, and this week we wanted to highlight our Women’s Health Team!

Our team boasts certified Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialists, an Osteoporosis Specialist, and a Pelvic Floor PT Specialist, all here to help you with all of your needs from prenatal to postpartum to pelvic floor and beyond!

Contact our offices today to see how we can help you!

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