@EsplanadeBoston: Were saddened to report that the mother swan of the adorable Esplanade swan family passed away last night in her nest.

Were saddened to report that the mother swan of the adorable Esplanade swan family passed away last night in her nest. We want to thank @animalboston for safely removing her from the swan’s nest while the father swan sat at the nest with their cygnets tucked under his wings.

Clarification Regarding Beach and Resident Stickers

Sharing information from the Mayor’s office to clarify some information regarding Gloucester Resident stickers and Beach Stickers for the 2021 season. From Facebook:

Our office has been getting lots of calls, texts and social media posts regarding a news article which has shared incorrect information on beach/resident stickers. If you have already purchased a Gloucester Beach Sticker, you DO NOT need a new, separate resident sticker. Please contact your Ward Councilor or City Clerk’s office regarding which streets are affected and how to acquire a resident sticker if needed, but a beach sticker will also serve as a resident sticker. Thank you and happy summer!

Magnolia Community Farmers Market is back

Opening Day, June 6, 2021 through October 3, 2021
Lexington Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-3915, United States
Sunday at 10 AM EDT – 1 PM EDT
64–79°F Partly Cloudy
Price: Free · Duration: 3 hrs.
Hope to see all at the Magnolia Community Farmers Market
The Magnolia Community Farmers Market is BACK and better than ever and OH How we missed you!!!!
Back on Lexington Ave, where we belong, the Farmers Market will be open weekly from 10am-1pm (closed the holiday weekends of July 4 and Labor Day).
Safety is still of our utmost concern. With state and local guidance lifted for outdoor venues, we will strive to make each market open and comfortable for outdoor shopping. Our Vendors’ and Farmers’ booths will be spread evenly down the street to make for ample space for distancing. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the market as well. Masks will no longer be required, though we ask everyone to practice kindness and caution to keep each other safe.

NEW Mural underway! Public art Harbor Village, Main St. #GloucesterMA

Harbor Village, Gloucester, Massachusetts, first public art mural going up now! Can you guess the artist?

Before (may 2021) | In process (today)

| After (still to come!)

For Day 2 update, see here

For more BEFORE pictures, see my prior post here

Voting is on for the mural space on Elm Street. See Joey’s post here to VOTE for the 2nd exterior mural (Elm Street)

Gloucester Mural map

Here is a selection of some of the exterior public art murals in Gloucester. Depending upon your device, double click or pinch and zoom to enlarge and/or right click to see the credit details. On mine there is an option to select “view full size”. Indoor murals include masterworks from Gloucester’s public art collection (for example see its major WPA-era New Deal murals).

In Case You Need a Smile

In case you need a smile. I have been hatching ducks and they are beyond adorable. Please enjoy this little video of then happily splashing in a super shallow pan of warm water at just 2-3 days old. We have 14 of them and I swear they each have their very own personality! Click on post to see the video.

@FishermenGHS: Wrapping up “Fall 2”

A little overdue from “Fall 2”, but Congrats to our NEC All-Conference Players (Quinten Ulrich #3 & Caleb DeCoste #25) & NEC All Stars (Zach Abbott #70 & Aidan Cornetta #9).


Wrapping up “Fall 2” congrats to the NEC All Conference Boys Track & Field: (starting top left) Andrew Coehlo, Harrison Pelosi, Michael Cassettari, Daniel Hafey, & NEC MVP Kai DeGuzman.


Wrapping up “Fall 2” congrats to the NEC All Conference Girls Track & Field: (starting top left downward) Rumi Thomas, Jenna Smith, Ella Young & NEC MVP Darcy Muller.


Wrapping up “Fall 2” congrats to the NEC All Stars Girls & Boys Track & Field: (starting top left): Aidan Almeida, Faith Castellucci, Nick Poulin, Natalie Aiello, & Owen Hardy.




Chancho’s menu is focused on fresh ingredients, colorful plates, and bold flavors. Incorporating chilies and spices, the menu has some Mexican influence while conveying a fresh perspective that is reminiscent of Southern California.   

Chancho’s cocktail program is a vibrant expression of fresh, seasonal flavors, featuring thoughtfully curated spirits. You can enjoy an eclectic mix of original creations and whimsical interpretations of the classics.

You will feel as though they have been transported to SoCal when they step into the door at Chancho’s. The space is festive, colorful and inviting, with a family-friendly atmosphere, welcoming bar and tented outdoor patio.

Chancho’s is located at 119 S. Main Street in Middleton




Tuesday – Thursday 4 – 9 PM

Friday & Saturday 4 – 10 PM

Sunday 4 – 9 PM

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