Mari Martin on the Meetinghouse Green

August 6, 2021

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation presents Mari Martin in a free Friday evening concert on Meetinghouse Green at the corner of Middle and Church Street, August 13 at 6:00 p.m.
Mari Martin has been enthralling audiences from Cape Ann to Santa Barbara with her compelling voice and signature stage presence for over 25 years. Her influences and songs range from the Beatles to Stevie Wonder, the Rolling Stones to Billie Holiday. Add a dash or two of Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald and Eric Clapton and you can hear her musical versatility.

Free-will donations go to the evening’s featured local non-profit partner, HAWC, a group committed to ending the domestic violence epidemic, educating the community, and offering help for abused women, children, and men in Massachusetts. Local food vendor for the evening is Jalapenos. 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. For more information, a full schedule of upcoming concerts, and to sign up for the GMF newsletter, visit


Mari Martin has performed at the Shalin Liu, the Cabot, the Obie Awards in Los Angeles, the Majestic Ventura Concert Theater, Santa Barbara’s Lobero and Granada Theatres, and hundreds of weddings, events, benefit concerts, and clubs from the East Coast to the West Coast. She has sung back-up for Kenny Loggins, opened for and shared the stage with Tower of Power, WAR, the Moody Blues, Travis Tritt, the Average White Band, Alan Parsons, and many others.  As Mari wrote over 20 years ago on her website, she continues to pursue her life and musical career with gratitude and joy.

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.

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


Dive In With Seaside

My name is Laine Dannemiller, and I work at Seaside Sustainability, a nonprofit based in Gloucester, MA, that strives to keep our oceans and community clean through environmental education and action. We’re looking to spread the word about our new environmentally-focused podcast series called, Dive in with Seaside, which will be released next Wednesday.

Magnolia Community Farmers Market on August 8, 2021

On Sunday August 8, 2021, the Magnolia Community Farmers will be held from 10 to 1:00.  The Magnolia Community Farmers Market gets better and better every week.  Thank you to the Staff who run this great Farmers Market.

Great food, gifts and treasures can be found on Lexington Avenue at the Magnolia Community Farmers Market.

Dinner at the Antique Table

Our anniversary dinner (36 years!) was celebrated at the Antique Table in Manchester this week. We had not been there since the winter months and we have been wanting to return. Outdoor seating is available but I prefer to sit inside. Indoor seating is set up in separate rooms and we were in the bigger room toward the back. Easy listening music relaxes you as you look around at the interesting wall hangings. Jose was our server with prompt delivery of drinks, appetizers and entrees. We had the prosciutto rollatini; Chicken Francese and Antique Table Haddock and they were each delicious. For dessert, Jim ordered a cannoli. It was a wonderfully relaxed experience and we are glad we got back there again. I think we’ll try to make it a more regular stop.


WHAT: Join us this Saturday, August 7th for a special complimentary wine tasting with wine merchant / owner of Terroir Wines, Gordon Alexander.  Alexander will be pouring an unique and diverse selection of wine from his acclaimed portfolio, for the tasting representing: Spain, Austria, Provence Fr., Mendicino,CA, and Portugal …6 singular bottles that may be new to your palette.  As always, the tasting is elevated using our imported Riedel stemware.  

WHY:  The opportunity to introduce tasters to wines with distinctive qualities…prized grape varietals from ascending and classic wine regions,… the perfect occasion to learn about
exceptional wines with complexity.      

WHO: For this tasting wine merchant, Gordon Alexander together with Savor’s Kathleen Morgan, have selected wine of distinguished vintners offering memorable experiences.

WHEN: This Saturday, August 7th, from 1 to 3pm at Savour

HOW: Saturday tastings are complimentary, as is parking behind the store with rear entrance.

Saturday’s Pourings include:
Diamarine, Coteaux Varois en Provence Rose, 2019, Le Cercle des Vignerons Saint Louis, Provence, FR, Varietals: Cinsault and Syrah; 12.5 Alc., Pairing; tuna, haddock, pork, shellfish, vegetarian, poultry.

Carol Shelton, Wild Thing Old Vine Zinfandel, Mendocino County, CA  2017,  Organic – vines 60 + yrs, wild yeast  ferment,Varietals;  Zinfnadel 76%, Carignane 15%, Petite Sarah 9%, Pairings: beef, lamb, poultry.  

Paul Perez-Castro Ventosa El Castro de Valtuille 2019, Memcia Joven, 14 Alc.  Single vineyard, DO Castilla y Leon / Bierzo, Spain, 13.5 Alc. Pairing : veal, Game-deer, venison, poultry

Clavis Aurea, Reserva, Quinta do Casal Monteiro
, Portugal / Tejo, Varietal: Touring Nacional, Touring Franca, Tina Roriz (red). Alc 13.5 Alc.  Pairings: beef, pasta, veal, poultry    
Hermann Moser, Gruner Veltliner, ‘Karmelliterberg ”, 2019; Kremstal, Austria, Alc. 12.5% Pairings: pork, shellfish, spicy food
Hermann Moser, Gebling Riesling (dry) 2015, Niederösterreich, Austria Alc. 12%  
Pairings: pork, shellfish, spicy foods, poultry

Adding to the Terroir Wines Tasting This Saturday tasting is 
Savour’s Everyday
Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s Only – Digital Wine Machine.
Taste 20 new wines for August and yes, complimentary. All wines are paired with food recommendations from Kathleen. The wine machine is a breeze to use!

Please Note: If you are not fully vaccinations, please wear a mask when not tasting wines.            

Thank you for this accommodation for our mutual health and well-being.           

Savour Wine & Cheese  l  76 Prospect St.  l  Gloucester l  978. 282 .1455                                              

Welcome to Harmeling PT’s newest therapist!

Cape Ann Wellness

This week, the Gloucester office of Harmeling Physical Therapy welcomed its newest member on staff, Samantha Klyce, PTA!

Sam is a Gloucester Native who has moved back and forth between Gloucester and Bar Harbor, Maine. She graduated from North Shore Community College with an AS in Science from the Physical Therapy Assistant program. Sam is also a Certified Personal Trainer who enjoys bringing her knowledge surrounding injury prevention into her sessions with her private clients. She enjoys spending her free time doing yoga, walking with her 2 dogs, hula-hooping or just relaxing on the beach with her family. Sam previously worked as a rehab aide in our Danvers clinic from 2015-2016 and is returning to us now to join the Gloucester team! She is looking forward to being closer to home and helping the residents of her hometown feel better!

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