Chris DeWolfe Is Running The Marathon And Raising Money For Beth Israel Hospital

Hi guys! I am running the marathon. In October and I have to raise $7500 by October 31st which will go to the Beth Israel Lahey hospitals. I am running in memory of my Aunt that passes from cancer 25 years ago. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Here is the link and the story.

Meet Cape Ann Symphony principal flutist Stephanie Stathos!

Heidi Dallin writes,

Stephanie Stathos will be the featured soloist in Cécile Chaminade’s Concertino for Flute this coming July 18 at the symphony’s two outdoor concerts.

Stephanie Stathos | Photo Credit: Robert Torres

About Stephanie Stathos

Stephanie Stathos earned her degree in Flute Performance from Boston University’s School for the Arts. Based in Lincoln, MA, Ms. Stathos is first piccolo for the Lexington Symphony. She has served as the piccolo and second flute with the touring orchestra of the National Lyric Opera of New York. As soloist she has performed throughout the United States and Europe. Other appearances include performances with many of New England’s ensembles including Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Symphony New Hampshire, Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Concord Chorale (NH), Newburyport Choral Society, and North Shore Chamber Music.

A lover of all forms of music – classical, jazz, new music, ethnic – Stephanie has performed as soloist throughout the United States and Europe. Here she is seen rehearsing Domenico Cimarosa’s Concerto for two flutes and orchestra with the Orchestra Del Concentus Musicus Patavinus in the Sala Dei Giganti in Padua, Italy.

photo description: The performance in the Sala Dei Giganti in Padua, with Stephanie Stathos, Flute]

Stephanie Stathos is the Principal Flute of the Cape Ann Symphony and the soloist in Cécile Chaminade’s Concertino for Flute. She is thrilled to play this special piece with CAS:

“Cécile Chaminade’s Concertino was commissioned by the Paris Conservatoire in 1902.  It is a popular piece in the flute repertoire and features a beautiful, memorable melody that recurs throughout the piece.  As a young flute student the beautiful melody captured my attention and I began learning it. Although I‘ve performed the Concertino with piano over the years, playing it with the Cape Ann Symphony is a dream come true. 

I am very much looking forward to seeing my colleagues and Yoichi again, but also to see those who have supported us through this incredibly difficult period. Each person makes a huge difference,  and we are grateful to all those who attend our concerts and also to all those who work tirelessly behind the scenes to keep the orchestra going. 

I welcome the chance to say thank you in person on July 18 at the post-concert meet and greet! 

Personally, the canceling of all live music that accompanied the Covid months has made me reevaluate what it means to play.  It’s a huge privilege and I cherish each opportunity to perform more than ever.  No one should take music making for granted – because, as we saw, it can go away very quickly.”

Stephanie Stathos, Principal Flute, Soloist

About this “Outdoor Musical Celebration”

This July 18 program is inspired by Cape Ann Symphony 2021 Composer Series emails celebrating Black History and Women’s History.

This special outdoor musical celebration to benefit the orchestra features Adolphus Hailstork’s Sonata de chiesa; Cécile Chaminade’s Concertino for Flute highlighting CAS Principal Flutist Stephanie Stathos; and Joseph Bologne’s Symphony No. 1

Seating for each performance is limited to 70. Tickets are $100 per person. Tickets include wine, beer, soft drinks and light hors d’oeuvres as well as a meet and greet with Maestro Udagawa and the members of the orchestra following each performance Call Cape Ann Symphony at 978-281-0543 or go to for tickets and further information.

Preview listen! 5 Days Until Cape Ann Symphony classical music event of the summer 🎧🎼🎻🥂🎶

Exciting to imagine how the pieces will sound outdoors in Magnolia this coming Sunday!

Until that time, sample a listen:

Hailstork’s Sonata de chiesa [Paul Freeman conducting the Czech National Symphony Orchestra]

Chaminade’s Concertino for Flute with CAS Principal Flutist Stephanie Stathos as soloist. [Below- flutist Julie Lee at Merkin Concert Hall, NJ – Cecile Chaminade Concertino for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 107]

Bologne’s Symphony No. 1 [Boise Baroque Orchestra, 2020]


Help Us Knock it Out of the Park by Listing Your Business

The Massachusetts State Little League Tournament is less than 3 weeks away. Please consider having your business included in the preferred listing of Things to Do while visiting Gloucester! This guide to activities and restaurants will be sent to all incoming families of the players/teams who will be competing during the tournament weekend. Four teams from around the state of Massachusetts will be visiting our city that weekend…and with them come lots of friends and family members who will be looking for meals and activities during their stay!

A huge thank you to all of the businesses that have already chosen to support Gloucester Little League!

Pat Morss | Rain Summer in one photo

Beautiful! A walking green moment of equipoise.

My response to Catherine’s call for a single photo of the impact of the rainy summer on us.  Here are one daughter and two sons-in-law (with dog) taking a walk during Hurricane Elsa, during a family visit. 

Pat Morss

photo credit: PAT MORSS. Gloucester, MA, Eastern Point, Hurricane Elsa. July 9, 2021. (Jeannette L, Stew W, Derek L, w/dog :))

Great new store on Main Street

Went for a walk on Main Street on Monday.  Came across this new store called RECLAIMED COMMODITIES, 37 Main Street, Gloucester, MA

The owner, Jennifer Wysocki, was extremely pleasant and welcoming.  She refinishes the furniture and another great way to reuse, recycle and repurpose.




Kops ‘n Kids Fishing Program

How great is this. Gloucester just keeps getting better and better.

The old adage goes “a bad day fishing is better than a good day at work” but our new Gloucester Police Departments’ Kops n Kids fishing program is our work and there are no bad days. That is because our work is so much more than just fishing.

We use fishing as a tool to connect police officers and our youth in Gloucester. Officers work side by side with kids, helping them bait, cast, hook and release fish all while bonding and learning that they are not so different from each other after all. We will also teach kids about fishing conservation and boating safety. Our fishing experience will create opportunities to instill patience, ingenuity, preparation and humility. Fishing is an activity most anyone can do and afford. We will provide all fishing equipment and life jackets. We will be using our police boat, life jackets must be worn, waivers must be signed. One parent per child may attend. We will be fishing from the inner harbor to Ten Pound Island only. Children will also haul one lobster trap and officers will teach the children how the lobster trap works. Everyone is welcome to sign up, but preference will be given to children who have never experienced fishing or boating before. You can sign up by visiting (in person) at the Community Impact Unit inside Browns Mall.

Gloucester residents only, three children per fishing trip. Trips will last two hours. Weather permitting first trip Monday July 19th two groups;10am and 12pm noon, pick up and drop off from the Harbormaster’s Office. Mass Division of Marine fisheries will be supplying junior fishing log books and educational materials.Deadline to sign up for our maiden voyage is this Thursday July 15th by noon, we will randomly choose three children for each trip Friday July 16th at noon via random wheel on Facebook live. More trips to follow.

Feel free to call 978-325-5471 or email Lieutenant Jeremiah Nicastro

Also visit the Kops-n-Kids Facebook page here:

Lunch at Salt Water Grille Was Delicious

We recently had a great lunch experience at Salt Water Grille on Washington Street (former Friendly’s). On a quiet weekday afternoon, we were greeted cheerfully and received service attention from Erin in a very timely manner. The Saltwater Spritzer was exactly what the humid day called for….light and refreshing. I had the Blackened Haddock Tacos which were seasoned precisely to my preferences. The pieces were larger than I anticipated and DELICIOUS. Jim got the Fish and Chips after the Potato Skin appetizer. I had enough room left for a brownie sundae!! The atmosphere is casual and friendly. We had not been back since before the pandemic and we are glad to add Salt Water Grille back into our meal rotation! Thanks Erin.

I’d Decided To Add A GMG Tik Tok Account- Here’s The First One For Your Viewing Pleasure- The fine crew of the mighty F/V Pretty Girl bait lobster traps with redfish heads


The fine crew of the mighty F/V Pretty Girl bait lobster traps with redfish heads #lobster #lobstermen #gloucesterma #lobstercompany #fishermen

♬ original sound – Good Morning Gloucester