Aftermath of high winds – Checking your home

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About your home from Jameson at Another Level Home Inspection LLC

Chimney Drone Photo

*Picture from drone of missing rain cap and resulting damage

Given the recent weather we have had on Cape Ann, I thought it would be an appropriate time to discuss some of the things you can look for around your home. Whenever an unusually powerful storm comes through it’s a great time to check areas you may not normally pay attention to and make sure no repairs are needed. Here are some general areas to focus on.

Roofing – It’s not often you spend a few minutes really looking at your roof. You should check roof shingles, flashings, skylights and pay particular attention to where roofing starts, stops, and changes directions. Many roofs, even newer roofs are installed in a way where shingles do not properly adhere to one another or even lift making them very…

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Young Legends Street Hockey Breaks Ground to Launch First-Ever Street Hockey Rink in Gloucester, Massachusetts 

Construction and ceremony to take place at Stage Fort Park former basketball court in Gloucester, MA on Saturday, November 6th, at 12:00 p.m. ET –

YLSH, a not-for-profit organization raises 330,000 to begin build; fundraising remains ongoing to complete rink –

GLOUCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS – November 3rd, 2021 – Young Legends Street Hockey (YLSH), a non-profit street hockey organization dedicated to creating a competitive and fun hockey atmosphere that improves a player’s athletic ability and self-esteem on and off the rink, today announced the launch of the first-ever planned street hockey rink in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

“We are thrilled to be launching construction of the first-ever street hockey rink in Gloucester,” said Carl Ellis IV, President and Founder of YLSH. “This rink underscores our commitment to providing a safe and exciting environment for young kids to play street hockey.”

YLSH started in 2004 and has been successfully running its league every summer for over 18 years. Comprised of regular season games, mini-camps, and skills sessions, it is the leading and only street hockey league on the North Shore. The organization has evolved and now has Fall Skill Development Programs for youth players and a Chipmunk Learn to Play Hockey for 4-6 year olds. Young Legends has also created travel street hockey teams for both youth athletes and adults, both of which have competed in National Tournaments. 

Carl also stated, “We would not be where we are today without the players, coaches, parents, Gloucester City Council, the Mayor’s office, DPW, and our generous donors. I am equally humbled and eager to build this rink as rapidly as possible so that kids have a place to play for many years to come.”

Key investors for the project include the Community Preservation Committee, J. Linzee Coolidge of the Dusky Fund, Bank Gloucester, the Gloucester Fisherman Athletic Association, and the Boston Bruins Foundation.There are many others that have provided donations that will not go unnoticed when the rink is completed. 

A Ceremony in recognition of the beginning of construction for the rink will take place on Saturday, November 30th at 12:00 pm ET. All are welcome to attend.

For more information on how to participate or to donate, please visit:

About YLSH

Founded in 2004, Young Legends Street Hockey is a non-profit organization that strives to create a competitive and respectable hockey atmosphere and improves a player’s athletic ability and self-esteem on and off the rink. YLSH regularly evaluates making the game better inclusive of pioneering their very own proprietary technology; game in playTM which live-streams a game in progress. Focused on the long term, YLSH fosters and drives sustainability as the kids who have played have transitioned into coaches and management leaders and remain part of the organization to-date.

For more information, please visit

YLSH Investor and Media ContactCandice Ellis MasseVice President, CommunicationsOrCarl Ellis IVPresident and Founder, 

Wednesday’s at the Rhumb Line~ John Rockwell with Acoustic Headlands Trio Tonight November 3rd @ 6pm

For this Wednesday’s gig at The Rhumb Line, Headlands in acoustic trio formation will harmonize the night away from 6 to 9. Bring a friend, bring song requests, bring your appetite!

Bradford Tavern Reopen Under New Ownership

The Bradford Tavern in Rowley has reopened under new owners and new management! According to their Facebook page, the owners of the popular Fox Creek Tavern have purchased the Bradford Tavern on Haverill St and it reopened just last week. We happened to be driving by and hungry, so we stopped and were delighted at our experience. I was especially happy to note that Gloucester haddock was used in the blackened fish tacos I ordered. Jim got an Italian panini sandwich and ate every bit. He also enjoyed the Hoisin meatball appetizer recommended by the server. The Rosemary Grapefruit margarita hit the spot for me.

The setting is basically the same as you may remember. We sat in the bar area and it was comfortable, well lit with spacious seating. It was our server’s very first day and she did admirably (I am sorry I did not take note of her name). There were a fair number of customers for Monday lunch and all seemed to be enjoying their experience as well. We will be returning and hope to see you there!


Cape Ann Community

TheGloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free LibraryCorporationwill be hosting itsAnnual MeetingonWednesday evening, November 10, at the Sawyer Free Library from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.The Corporator’s sign-in begins at 6:00 pm.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend this informative evening, although only Corporators can vote.

Masks are required, and for those interested in participating remotely, a zoom link is also available.

The meeting will start at 6:30 pm with welcoming remarks by the President of the Board of Trustees,Mern Sibley, and theMayor of GloucesterSefatia Romeo Theken, followed byLibrary DirectorJenny Benedictreporting on the current state of the Sawyer Free Library.

Since the 2019 Annual General Meeting, plans for the 2025 Sawyer Free Library and Saunders House have been further developed. Principal architectMatt Oudensof Oudens Ello Architecture will be presenting at this…

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Learn about restoring Florida’s coral reefs on the GMGI Science Hour

Cape Ann Community

Dr. Erinn Muller and Dr. Hanna Koch from Mote Marine Laboratory join the virtual GMGI Science Hour this Thursday, November 4th to discuss thier research helping to restore Florida’s coral reef, via Zoom.

This webinar is free and open to all – click here to register and click here to learn more about the upcoming talk. Register today!

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