Alex Hill’s Lobster Arancini now available just in time for the 4th!

Place your order by emailing

Let us know how many: $6 each

And a pick up time between 11am and 4pm on Sunday July 4th.

Pick up will be at Bishco, 51 Main St Gloucester MA. (Bishco will not be open for the regular menu)

We accept cash and Venmo (@beachpitorders)

Lisa Capella checks in-

I’m a part time Gloucester resident who reads your blog daily since I signed up for it a few months ago.   My husband and I have vacationed in Glouc. since 1982.  In 2008, we bought a condo unit on Western ave towards Magnolia.   We visit every chance we get.  I am a diehard Bruins fan (long story since we live in New Rochelle, NY) and see at least 2 games at TDG every year.  I was at the Islander game a few weeks ago that we won.   That’s me on the left w/ my friend who owns the condo with us (she got hooked on Gloucester first time).

Barry goes fishing with the Yankee fleet and esp. loves the Thurs. marathons.   In all the time we’ve spent up there, we love how unspoiled and friendly it remains.   The info on the Genome was passed to me by the Gloucester Astronomy Club who’s doings I also follow.
Loved your reco for Oliver’s restaurant.    We’re going to try Short and main next.    

Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation-Music on Meetinghouse Green, July 9 John Baboian

July 1, 2021

Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation opens the sixth season of Music on Meetinghouse Green on Friday, July 9 at 6:00 p.m. with famed guitarist John Baboian playing Jazz and Swing. Baboian’s ensemble is joined by renowned vocalist Sandi Bedrosian. The free outdoor concert will be held at the corner of Middle and Church Street with food available from the Causeway Restaurant. Free-will donations to support Pathways for Children, the evening’s featured local non-profit organization, will be requested. The 2021 summer music series is dedicated in memory of Harry Hintlian for his encouragement, generosity, and for making the Meetinghouse a net zero building.

John Baboian has shared the stage with a who’s who of music’s top vocalists and musicians for the last four decades. He has been on the faculty of the Berklee College of Music for more than 40 years and is well-known for his work in Jazz, Swing, Blues, Rock, R&B, Classical, Latin, and World music. In addition to his live concerts, television and radio appearances, Baboian is well known as a composer and educator  and has offered numerous international teaching clinics.

Baboian teams up with renowned vocalist Sandi Bedrosian for the July 9th concert on the Green. As a performer, Bedrosian is accomplished in Jazz, Swing, R&B, Classical, Top 40, Gospel and Liturgical music. She has starred in and directed numerous musical productions.

Music on Meetinghouse Green, now in its sixth season, features nine free Friday evening concerts with great music, favorite foods from local vendors, and benefits a different North Shore non-profit organization each week through free-will donations from the audience. Concert goers bring lawn chairs and blankets to spread out across the spacious green. Performances are handicap accessible, parking on the Green is limited to persons with disabilities only.

Founded in 2015, the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is dedicated to preserving the landmark building as a civic hub, entertainment venue, and community center. In addition to its work to preserve the historic 1806 Meetinghouse, GMF is currently raising funds to restore Meetinghouse Green to provide a safe and more flexible outdoor concert and event venue. For more information about GMF, a full schedule of upcoming concerts, and to sign up for the GMF newsletter, visit

Thanks to our Sponsors all the series’ expenses, such as for the musicians, are pre-paid. 100% of the free-will donations go to our non-profit community partners.

Platinum              John & Janis Bell, J.J. & Jackie Bell, Cape Ann Savings Bank, J. Linzee Coolidge, Scobie Ward

Gold                      BOMCO, Michael & Mary Ann Bresnan, Landesign, Inc.

Silver                     Anonymous, Tom Burger & Andrée Robert, JoeAnn Hart & Gordon Baird, Pat Johnson & Jeff Henderson, Susan McKain & Ken Steiner, Charles Nazarian, John & Sandra Ronan

Bronze                  Jerry Ackerman, Karen Bell, Pamela Bynum & Henry Ferrara, Peter Calkins & Susan Casey, Frederick Cowan, Richard Gardner, Rev. Janet Parsons, Dick Prouty, Joe & Maggie Rosa, Peter & Kathleen Van Demark, Kathleen Williams, Sarah Willwerth-Dyer & Michael Dyer


Harbor Loop Summer Concert Series is back this year! Starting next week, July 8 at 5:30pm. Please note our new location will now be at Stage Fort Park!

Harbor Loop Summer Concert Series

Announcing that The Harbor Loop Summer Concert Series is BACK for the 2021 season!

Oh how we’ve missed you! After a long year without live music we are so excited to bring it back to you! 🎸The biggest update is that we have a NEW LOCATION! Our Thursday concerts will now be held at Stage Fort Park’s Antonio Gentile Bandstand 😁 from 5:30-9pm each week.

Here is our line-up:

July 8 – DireSloth / Live Dead

July 15 – Alexandra Grace & Josh / Dub Tone All-Stars

July 22 – Honkey Tonk Women / The Syndicate

July 29 – John Jerome Music / Groove Therapy

August 5 – Jeff Fraser / The Gary Backstrom Band

Aug 12 – Pier One with Chris Fritz-Grice Music & Jake Pardee

August 19 – Garfish

August 26 Bim Skala Bim Music!

We could not have done this without our community sponsors!

Thank you to BankGloucester, Cape Ann Savings Bank, Lyon-Waugh Auto Group, Brookline Bank, Salem Five Bank and Maplewood Car Wash. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Please let us know if you or your business would like to help or contribute in any way!

Many thanks as well to Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken and The City of Gloucester Special Events Committee and local departments involved for all their continued support and guidance.

Hope to see you all next week! The first concert is July 8….and remember it’s at Stage Fort Park this year, located at 24 Hough Avenue Gloucester, MA 01930

Thank you! Please share this post so everyone will be made aware of our returning concert series and new location! 🙌🏼 if anyone has any concerns or questions, just send us a message 🎼

24 Hough Avenue Gloucester, MA

Ron Schrank joins Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line this Wednesday 6pm start. 7.2.2021

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, June 30… 6pm start My Musical Guest: RON SCHRANK!

I would have to classify this week’s guest artist as a master under the category of “feel good.”  Ron Schrank has all the right songs, along with all it takes to send them into your hearts with peace and love.  So, if you like music and you like to feelgood, come and join Ron and the gang at the Rhumb Line on Wednesday.  You’ll be very happy you did.  Once again… wego 6 to 9pm. ~ Fly

Dinner with great music!*

Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen….better than ever before!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!Upcoming…

7/7 Lisa Marie

7/14 Bill Gleason (w/Ken Steiner) 

7/21 Quentin Callawaert 

7/28 Allen Estes 

Visit: forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Maritime Gloucester Job

I have worked at Maritime Gloucester for three years its a great place to work.

Maritime Gloucester Seasonal Sales/Front Desk Associate
​Part Time – $13.50/hr
High School or equivalent (Preferred)
Customer Service: 1 year (Preferred)

Maritime Gloucester is looking for an outgoing, personable Associate to work part-time in our Museum and Museum Store. Our passion is sharing our fantastic site with the public. We leverage the rich maritime heritage of Gloucester and our unique marine environment to offer a host of exciting educational programs, public pop-up workshops, schooner sailing experiences, and so much more.
This role is a forward-facing role that requires a positive attitude and customer service energy. You will be interacting with the public throughout your workday. Responsibilities include selling admission and encouraging guests to become members, selling tickets or booking charters for the schooner Ardelle, handling money, answering phones, light cleaning, selling merchandise, stocking gift shop items, pricing merchandise, and other duties as needed. Experience in the retail or tourism industry is desired. A cheerful and helpful disposition is a necessity. Ability to learn and operate POS and other required technology a must.

Flexible availability requested though our current needs are Tuesday-Friday during operating hours.

Please send resume to

Gloucester Little League Looking for Sponsorship for State Championship Tournament

Want to be included in a Game Day Program including local business advertising and a things to do list as Gloucester hosts the State Championship? We are always happy when people share stories with us so that we can share them with you. Kristin Michel let us know that these boys have been out and about working hard to solicit donations from local businesses who may want to be included in an awesome Game Day Program of things to do in our City as we are honored to host the Little League State Championship. Thanks to the businesses who have participated…..and it is not too late for others!

“These handsome fellas and their teammates are visiting local businesses to get support for the Gloucester Little League. They are hosting a big deal tourney at the end of July. The State Championships will be held at Boudreau field and 4 teams from across the state will be playing here for 4 days and visiting our amazing island. The kids are soliciting businesses to be included in the program as well as the team packet which will include participating restaurants and activities.”

Stand Up Paddleboarding at Pavilion Beach

Cape Ann SUP and Surf is now open at all locations, including this one at our own Pavilion Beach. Several people were enjoying some time on paddleboards during the recent heat wave. I already admire the instructors, but I especially admire that apparently they can instruct while going backwards in order to face their students! This is something I have always wanted to try and one day you are going to see me out there!!!