Greater Cape Ann Community Collaborative, a partnership of Boxford, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Middleton, Topsfield, Rockport, & Wenham has regularly scheduled vaccine clinics. Open to MA residents 12+

THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 28th, COMPLIMENTARY FINE WINE TASTINGS @ SAVOUR WITH CONNOISSEUR WINES

Good Morning Gloucester

THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 28th, COMPLIMENTARY FINE WINE TASTINGS @ SAVOUR WITH CONNOISSEUR WINES

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…

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Dale Sherman Blodget’s Demo at NSAA this Saturday!

What: Dale Sherman Blodget Pastel Pop-Up Exhibit and Demonstration

North Shore Arts Association
11 Pirate’s Lane, Gloucester, MA 01930

Saturday, August 28, 2021, at 2:00 PM
Cost: Open and free to the public

Dale Sherman Blodget, Red 6, acrylic with collage, 48 x 36 inches, $3,200

North Shore Arts Association (NSAA) is excited to have a pop-up exhibit on display by award winning and local artist Dale Sherman Blodget. Concurrently Dale will be giving an acrylic painting demo on August 28th at 2:00 PM where she will share her process and answer questions.  

Her paintings have been exhibited in many juried shows and have won numerous awards.  She is a member of the North Shore Arts Association, Rockport Arts Association & Museum, National Association of Women Artists, and the Experimental Group. To experience more of Dale’s work please visit www.daleshermanblodget.com

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 arts@nsarts.org. Visiting hours are Wednesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM and Sundays 12 – 4 PM.  

Azorean Dinner with Guests

We have had the chance to entertain several visitors over the summer and each visit presents an opportunity to show off Gloucester and its many fine restaurants. We took Jim’s brother and sister in law to the Azorean on Washington Street for a farewell dinner and it hit all the right notes. Drinks were delicious, the food wonderfully tasty and satisfying and the atmosphere relaxed and friendly. We had the fish cataplanas, a seafood casserole and the salmon special. I also had my favorite beef and it was cooked TO PERFECTION. It’s a great spot for a relaxed meal with or without company.

Music on Meetinghouse Green

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 27, 2021

JOHN BABOIAN ENSEMBLE PERFORMS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 3 AT MUSIC ON MEETINGHOUSE GREEN

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation presents the John Baboian Ensemble in a free Friday evening concert
on Meetinghouse Green at the corner of Middle and Church Street, September 3 at 6:00 p.m.

With deep roots in the ‘Bop’ tradition, the John Baboian Ensemble consistently wows audiences on Cape Ann. The
Ensemble has played as the opening act at Music on Meetinghouse Green since the very first concert. This summer’s
hot and wet weather delayed this popular band’s opening, but they are looking forward to playing at Meetinghouse Green
at the beginning of September. The performers are accomplished musicians, mostly all faculty members of Berklee College
of Music. They have played and taught all over the world, from Europe, to Africa, to Asia, and all over the North American
continent. Their music includes Jazz and Swing Standards, with repertoire from “The Great American Songbook”.

Free-will donations go to the evening’s featured local non-profit partner, Pathways for Children, a local organization nurturing
children and families suffering economic and social inequity, through educational programs that enrich, empower, and motivate.
Fresh food will be available from Endless Flavors Square Pizza. 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
www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org.

 

CONCERT DESCRIPTION

The John Baboian Ensemble have been playing together since 1990, developing a steady following of fans that enjoy guitar-oriented
Jazz and American Standards. They have recorded several CDs that will be available for sale. This year the band will feature John on guitar,
and vocalist, Sandi Bedrosian. Other band members include Danny Harrington on baritone sax, Jeff Stout on trumpet, Gloucester native
Dave Landoni on bass, and Larry Finn on drums.

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 handicapped accessible, parking
on the Green is limited to persons with disabilities only.

ABOUT THE GLOUCESTER MEETINGHOUSE FOUNDATION
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.

OUR SPONSORS
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

Peg Wesson, the Gloucester witch

Historic Ipswich

An old legend about the Gloucester witch Peg Wesson is often mentioned, but never was it told in such detail as in this story, written by Sarah G. Daley and published in the Boston Evening Transcript, October 14, 1892. It was carried in papers throughout the country.

It was March, 1745, and the company raised in Gloucester to join the expedition against Louisburg was to leave the town with the rising of the morrow’s sun. In the spring twilight, three young men made their way, with noisy jest and song toward a wretched cottage that stood in the outskirts of the town. They rapped loudly for admittance, and the door was opened by a withered old crone. A candle, burning on a small table, dimly revealed the blackened walls of the interior, the bunches of herbs hanging from the ceiling, a scant supply of battered pewter plates and coarse earthenware…

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We’re Hiring!

Cape Ann Home

Grand Banks Building Products, located in Gloucester, MA is currently hiring a full-time team member for Warehouse Sales & Delivery. We specialize in high end building product sales including cabinetry, windows, doors, millwork, hardware and more. Grand Banks has been serving our local community for over 30 years and is a family owned, family run business who values their employees.

The right applicant should be organized and detailed oriented with a outgoing personality. Day to day responsibilities will involve customer service, accepting deliveries, making deliveries, placing orders, stocking products and more. You must be able to move heavy objects and work well with a team. You should have an entrepreneurial attitude and the desire to be part of a positive working environment.

You can meetour team here.

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