Sunsets, lobster, and the sound of the sea. 🌅 🌊


Follow the link to see our current cruise schedule!

Beauport Cruiselines is cruising into the season! Beginning Wednesday May 26th, join in for the kickoff of our Summer Cruise Series. Enjoy our signature New England Lobster Bake Dinner and more, full bar service and DJ entertainment, while taking in the ocean breeze and views of Gloucester Harbor & Cape Ann.

Full summer cruise schedule is now available for booking. Times, ticket pricing and menus vary – please see full schedule for details. Beginning time indicates boarding time.Online Booking is available on calendar below.

Saturday, June 5th: 6PM-9PMSunset Lobster Bake Dinner
Thursday, June 10th: 11AM – 2PM & 6PM – 9PMLobster Lunch Cruise,Sunset Surf & Turf Cruise
Saturday, June 12th: 6PM-9PM Sunset Lobster Bake Dinner
Tuesday, June 15th: 11AM-2PMLobster Lunch Cruise
Saturday, June 19th: 6PM – 9PMSunset Lobster Bake Dinner

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New & News @ Savour Wine & Cheese


WHAT: Join us this Saturday, JULY  24th for a special complimentary wine tasting with the owner-wine importer Harry Zarkades of Main Street Wines distributors.  Harry will be pouring an exciting lineup of very fine special wines from Washington, Oregon, France and Italy, 6 bottles that may be new to your palette.  As always, the tasting is elevated by tasters using our imported Riedel stemware.  

WHY:  The opportunity to introduce tasters to wines that have distinctive qualities…unique grape varietals from ascending and prized wine regions, wines of noteworthy complexity… the perfect occasion to experience the new.      

WHO: Main Street Wines, owner & wine merchant Harry Zarkades together with Savor’s Kathleen Morgan have assembled a notable group of acclaimed vintners and small artisan producers whose wines deserve this special showcase.

WHEN: This Saturday, July 24th, from 1 to 3pm at Savour 

HOW: Savour’s Saturday tastings are complimentary as is parking in Savor’s lot behind the store with rear entrance.

Saturday’s Fine Wine Tastings Selections:

Octapoda Chardonnay, CA 

Duck Pond Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, OR 

Firriato “Jasmin” Zibbibo, Mt Etna, Sicily 

Rosaline Rose, Provence Fr

Firriato “La Sabbie Dell” Etna, Mt Etna, Sicily

Dead Canyon Ranch, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington

Adding to the Main Street Wines Saturday tasting is Savour’s Everyday Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s Only – Digital Wine Machine.

Just added 20 new wines for August to sample and yes, complimentary …the occasion to try a diverse collection of seasonally paired wines, whites – reds – rose enjoyed with Riedel imported stemware to taste at your pace. All wines are paired with food recommendations from Kathleen. The wine machine is a breeze to use.

Please Note: If you aren’t fully vaccinations, we ask you wear a mask when not tasting wines.  Thank you for this accommodation for our mutual well-being. 

Thanks you,
                                                                                   Kathleen & the Savour team                                     
                        Savour Wine & Cheese  l  76 Prospect St.  l  Gloucester l  978. 282 .1455    

Hello Ripple On The Water In Essex!!!

Jimmy and Pat did a piece on Ripple On The Water about a month ago.

Eloise asked if we could go out for dinner and I figured it was a perfect night to give it a shot.

Boy am I happy we did. While a lot of the other Essex restaurants serve excellent standard fried clams and baked haddock, Ripple On The Water is doing creative flavorful dishes not lacking for any punch!

Like The Pig wings:

Ripple On the Water Pig Wings

The Spring Rolls:

Ripple On the Water Spring Rolls
Ripple On The Water Key Lime Pie

The Room Is Beautiful:

The View Is Fantastic Overlooking the Essex River and Essex Landing

The Tuna Poke Was Excellent and Tuna Nachos as well. I devoured them without taking photos, sorry.

Ripple On The Water Menu
Pat Dalpiaz Photo

74 Main St, Essex, MA 01929

(978) 768-6320

I Am More Exhibit

You are invited to the first Cape Ann exhibit of

I Am More: Massachusetts  

20 new portraits and essays from around the state addressing how we are more than mental illness, addiction, disability, diagnosis, poverty, abuse, and persecution

The portrait subjects come from all parts of the state and range in age from 18-86.



Hosted by Ocean Alliance at the Paint Factory, upstairs in the newly-renovated brick factory building, 32 Horton Street, Gloucester


Thursday August 19th 4-8 pm as part of the Gloucester Culture Splash series. In addition to the exhibit, there will be a Cape Ann Makers Market at the Paint Factory with 25 artisans, crafters and makers. Check out the Discover Gloucester website for the citywide arts event schedule and a map for free trolley and water taxi rides between locations (Thursday night only).

Friday August 20th: 12-5

Saturday August 21st: 12-5

Sunday August 22nd: 12-5

Feel free to share this email, blog post, or the attached flyer.

I Am More is a public art and writing project to remind us that we are more than our mental illness, health diagnosis, physical disability or life situation. Regardless of the adversity we face, we all have skills, gifts, loves and hopes that are sometimes overshadowed. The project features portraits in pastel and colored pencil by Amy Kerr accompanied by essays by the subjects about all the ways they are more than their challenges.



Death Row Subs and Meals

If you listen to the GloucesterCast, you know that new-to-GloucesterCast-guests are asked for their choices of Death Row Meals and Subs. These choices need to come from an establishment and not someone’s personal kitchen. We have been asked to share the results.

An unscientific tally indicates that Virgilios St. Joe’s (including Chicken St. Joe’s) is the most popular choice with Destinos Cheesesteak as a close second. Sclafanis Italian comes in third for subs.

Dinner choices were more wide ranging but the local favorites include Hangar Steak at the Franklin, Bolognese at Tonno and clams at Causeway.

Here’s the sheet for your own perusal! What are your choices?

Mark Ring Will Be On TV Sunday at 2PM

This Sunday, tune into WCVB-TV ABC Boston at 2:00 pm to catch Home, Life & Style – featuring Yella on the Water! Parker Kelley stops by to get a behind-the-scenes look at everything Yella. We talk food, family, and lifestyle – and even do a little lobstering with Mark Ring and his wife Cara! Set your reminder now so that you won’t miss this must-see episode!

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Step Back to 1956

I thought it might be interesting to open my Gloucester Daily Times newspaper books to a random day in 1956 and see what was what. Always intriguing to find that as much as history changes, it stays the same. I noticed some familiar names and establishments on the list of licenses granted in April 1956. The “Dun Fudgin” boat landing was just a sparkle in the eye of the city. The high school baseball team played on. Young homemakers had new and modern furniture options available on Main Stree.t Enjoy your stroll.

Sawyer Free Library’s Summer Workshops for Job Seekers

Cape Ann Community

TheSawyer Free Library’sJob Seekers Summer Workshop Seriescontinues through the summer. The workshops, presented by careercounseling expertGary Gekow,are free and accessible to those in the Gloucester community and beyond. Each offer practical advice and guidance tothose looking to discover a new career path, gain new job skills, find jobs opportunities. Register HERE for the free classes!

To follow are the upcoming virtual classes:

The Importance of Linked In, Tuesday, July 27, 7-8:30 pm

Did you know that there are over 467 million LinkedIn users worldwide? The workshopwill review best practices as they relate to online profile creation and managing one’s account. The class will also highlight the many additionalusages of LinkedIn, including the importance of joining groups and getting others to offer testimonials.

Online Job Search and Resume Submittal,Tuesday, August 3, 11 am-12:30 pm & 7-8:30 pm

This workshop will analyze and discuss numerous…

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