WHAT: Join us this Saturday, August 28th for a unique complimentary wine tasting with Brooke  Overhiser, Connoisseur Wines.  Brooke will be pouring wines from Martignetti’s Connoisseur Portfolio representing: Napa, Northern Rhone, Veneto and Piedmont, It., Burgundy Fr., Finger Lakes, NY…the occasion to taste 6 elegant, unique 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 wide-ranging qualities…an
 array of grape varietals from prized, classic wine regions,… a singular occasion to experience wines that pair beautifully with fish, shellfish, grilled meats and hard/soft cheeses

WHO: For this tasting guest host Brooke Overhiser, boutique wine specialist and Savour’s Kathleen Morgan have selected wines from acclaimed mainstream producers.

WHEN: This Saturday, August 28th, from 2p to 4pm at Savour

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

Saturday’s Pouring includes:
>Hess Collection, Napa Valley, Iron Corral Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 91%, Malbec, Petit Verdot, aged 18 months French oak
Pairs Well: grilled meats ( ribeye, lamb, duck) or veggies w/ rice umami, pan seared mushroom      

>11 Minutes, Pasqua Rose 2019, Treviso, Veneto Italy, Alc. 12.5, varietals:  Corvina, Trebbiano, Syrah, Carmenere, James Suckling 90 pts., Decanter 91 pts  Pairs Well: veal, rosemary risotto, charcuterie, pasta, veggie skewers on BBQ and soft cheeses  

>FV Les Contours de Deponcins, Viognier, 2018, Northern Rhone, White, Francois Villard, Alc. 13.2,  Pairs Well: pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna, blue fish), mature & hard cheese, poultry, cured meats.  

>Dr. Konstantin Frank, DRY Riesling
, Finger Lakes, Seneca Estate, 2020, unoaked,
 Alc.12%, Pairs Well: apples, soft cheese, poached chicken, white fish, salad (green fruits, seafood), green veggies and sushi  

>Domaine Vocoret et Fils , Chablis Vaillon Premier Cru, Chardonnay 2018, Vaillon Estate, Burgundy, Fr. Pairs Well: pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna), shellfish, mild and soft cheese    

>Pio Cesare Cortes di Gavi white, 2018, Gavi wine, Piedmont, Italy, varietal: Cortese,  biodynamic, Alc. 13.5. Pairs Well: seafood and fish, a favorite restaurant wine    

Adding to the Connoisseur Wines tasting is Savour’s Everyday Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s only – Digital Wine Machine.Taste 20 new wines seasonally selected and yes, complimentary. All wines are paired with food recommendations from Kathleen….The wine machine is a breeze to use!

Welcome Your Donation of Any Amount (suggest $5) for Pathways for Children. Thank You! …

Please Note: If you are not fully vaccinated, please wear a mask when not tasting wines.  Thank you for this accommodation for our mutual good health and well-being.  

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


The History of the town and city of Gloucester, Cape Ann, Massachusetts was written by James Pringle in 1892 and is online

The History of the town and city of Gloucester, Cape Ann, Massachusetts was written by James Pringle in 1892 and is online at

CHAPTER I, Norsemen and other travelers, page 9
CHAPTER II. Cape Ann Visited by the Chevalier Champlain in 1606, page 14
CHAPTER III. Foundation of the Massachusetts Colony, page 18
CHAPTER IV. Town Begins Corporate Career, page 24
CHAPTER V. The Early Settlers, page 36
CHAPTER VI. From 1700 to 1750, page 54
CHAPTER VII. From 1750 to 1800, page 67
CHAPTER VIII. From 1800 to 1860, page 90
CHAPTER IX. From 1861 to 1866, 114
CHAPTER X. From 1866 to 1874, page 221
CHAPTER XI. Incorporation as a City, page 237
CHAPTER XII. The Fisheries, page 281
CHAPTER XIII. Places of Interest, page 288
CHAPTER XIV. Churches and Schools page 291
CHAPTER XV. Fires and Murders, page 309
CHAPTER XVI. Miscellaneous, page 319

Cove Gallery Exhibition September 2021

Integral Beauty: Cross sections of beauty seen through each artist’s own unique filter that culminate into a visceral experience for the viewer.

Location: The Cove Gallery,  37 Rocky Neck Avenue,  Gloucester, MA

Dates: September 2, 2021 – September 26, 2021

Artists’ Reception: Saturday, September 4, 4-7 PM

Live Percussion Music and Artist Talks: Thursday, September 16th, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Hours: Thursday- Sunday, 12pm to 5pm; Thursday September 16th, 12pm-8pm

Gloucester, MA –  The Rocky Neck Art Colony is proud to present Integral Beauty at the Cove Gallery (37 Rocky Neck Avenue), from September 2- 26, 2021. Integral Beauty is a collaboration of five artists, Rebecca Anne Nagle, Rē Siswick Graham, Loren Doucette, Rosemary Sullivan, and Celeste Huezo, who use their media to respond to the varying beauty found within nature, spirituality, and humanity. Cross sections of beauty that are seen through each artist’s own unique filter that culminate into a visceral experience for the viewer.

Rebecca Anne Nagle captures moments in time with sensitivity of mark, immersive color and empathy for the subject matter through undulation of reality and abstraction.  

Rosemary Sullivan’s still lifes draw inspiration from local flowers and the landscape of Cape Ann and are celebrated by her colorful palette. 

Loren Doucette extends her breadth as an artist and works in many styles pursuing a balance between abstraction and realism.  The work ranges from local scenes of Gloucester to highly emotional abstract paintings. 

Rē Siswick Graham explores the beautiful structure of nature within its molecular composition.  Her abstraction is often expressed in a variety of media.

Celeste Huezo is a printmaker fascinated by color, heritage, and repetition. As a first generation daughter of immigrants, her art expresses her desire to find identity in Salvadoran and Latin American culture. Her main medium is screen printing on Saltillo tiles along with cut paper exploration.

The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) was founded in the mid-19th century and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 1973. With the creation of the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck in 2012, RNAC programs are reaching a wider demographic as the visual arts focus is expanding to include more diverse cultural and educational offerings. The Cultural Center is located at 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930. For more information visit

Rosalie Sidoti Oil Painting Demo at NSAA this Thursday!

What: Rosalie Sidoti Oil Painting Demonstration
Where: North Shore Arts Association, 11 Pirate’s Lane, Gloucester, MA 01930
When: Thursday, August 26, 2021, at 6:00 PM
Cost: Open and free to the public

Rosalie Sidoti, Seaside, oil, 8 x 10 inches 

North Shore Arts Association (NSAA) is excited to collaborate with the Rocky Neck Cultural District Partners to celebrate art on Cape Ann every Thursday night in July and August for the Culture Splash between 4 – 8 PM. During Thursday’s extended hours come experience free artist demonstrations starting at 6 PM by extremely talented, well-known artists.  

We are thrilled to welcome NSAA’s national award-winning and local artist Rosalie Sidoti, who is giving an oil painting demo this Thursday, August 26, 2021, at 6:00 PM. Rosalie’s demonstration will focus on simplifying color mixing, understanding what makes a good composition, and sharing techniques for achieving personal goals in art. To see more of Rosalie’s artwork, please visit her website

“I am fortunate to live on Cape Ann where the light is magical and like no other place. My inspiration is endless, and the possibilities are boundless.” – Rosalie Sidoti 

Rosalie is the recipient of the 2021 National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society award for best use of color and light, and she also won the NSAA Popular Award for 2021! She is an active member of the North Shore Arts Association, Rockport Art Association & Museum, Copley Society of Art, and American Impressionist Society, National Association of Women Artists, Oil Painters of America, and National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society.  

North Shore Arts Association is located at 11 Pirate’s Lane, Gloucester, MA 01930. For more information about events please call (978) 283-1857 or email Visiting hours are Wednesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM and Sundays 12 – 4 PM.  

Such a Gem

Governor’s Park is such a little gem in this beautiful city. Although, I happened to notice tonight that the sign may be misspelled. The expansive view lessens during the summer months when the trees are full and in bloom, but the park is extra beautiful. In the “off season” things aren’t so lush and pretty, but the view expands! So, either way it is a gorgeous spot to sit for a bit. Click on the post to see the view.

Cape Ann Makers Market Tonight at Ocean Alliance

We are trying it again! The postponed Cape Ann Makers Market WILL BE HELD tonight Thursday Aug 26 at the Paint Factory and Ocean Alliance from 4-8 PM. I will have notecards, prints and other gifts available and if you mention GMG, there is a discount on whale items (excepting notecards)! Contributor Donna Ardizzoni will also be there along with Cape Ann Sea Salt and Hold Fast. Looking forward to meeting you tonight to benefit Ocean Alliance. It’s the final Culture Splash event for Summer 2021 so don’t miss out.