This Medline 580 is an awesome boat for Cape Ann Coastal Fun! Call Rick Nardone At Brown’s- They’re getting stock for the upcoming season!!

From Brown’s-

Brown’s Yacht Yard

  · We just got word that more of the Zodiacs we have on order have started to show up on the Production Log roster. This means that we’ll be seeing more of them roll in as we approach the New Year. This week’s featured incoming boat is a Medline 580. Some of you may be already familiar with this model, but the color schemes have been updated to now feature a very yachty white-on-white look. Think of this one as a bigger and more comfortable Yachtline. She’ll be rigged with a Yamaha 115 for plenty of oomph. She’s rated for 12 persons (comfortable seating for 😎 and has lots of storage in big lockers at bow and stern. Let us know if you want more info.

(978) 281-3200

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Nov. 28th Shop Local event features 25 Cape Ann Artisans, Crafters, Makers and Book Sale with Gloucester Author

Date and Time:
Sunday, November 28, 2021

11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Magnolia Library and Community Center

1 Lexington Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930

Free Admission
Indoor, rain, snow or shine

Street parking

Cape Ann Makers Market (CAMM) in partnership with the Magnolia Library and Community Center are hosting a 2021 Holiday Makers Market and Book Sale Event on Sunday, November 28, at 1 Lexington Ave., Gloucester from 11 am to 4 pm. 

Join us for a local made holiday shopping experience and meet 25 creative Cape Ann artisans, crafters and makers offering handmade jewelry, metalsmithing, pottery, painting, photography, woodworking, fiber arts, candles, hand harvested artisanal sea salts, specialty jams, natural body care and much more.  In addition to the Maker Market, the library will be holding holiday book sale and Gloucester author, Susan M. Lovett, will be signing her book Proof of Consequences!

All vendor fee proceeds from Makers Market go to support the library.

Vendor List:

After Hours Glass


Angie’s Alpaca

Ardizzoni Photography

Audi Souza Arts

Beach Day Creative

Cape Ann Sea Salt

Clapping Waves Studio 

Diane Treadwell Designs

Eleven Eleven Elixir

Gloucester Sea Glass Design

Greg Bover Custom Woodworking

Hold Fast Company

Keyes Candles

KuKu Clothing

Lauralee’s Country Kitchen

Mini Lobster Traps/Gloucester Quilter

Nathlie Roytston Ceramics

Pat D’s Photos

Selkie Handknits

Sew Nice

Stockingfoot Knits

Temple of Enora

Tin Can Sally

Wheelworks Pottery

At the Cape Ann Makers Market (CAMM), we believe in a creative collective approach. It’s our goal to promote collective local shopping alternatives, with a unique atmosphere to support our local makers, local environment, and local economy. CAMM is dedicated to celebrating our makers, from Gloucester, Essex, Manchester-by-the-Sea and Rockport, who strive to create and sell high quality hand crafts, original designs, and handmade goods using upcycled and found materials. CAMM events are co-produced by Cape Ann Sea Salt Company and Hold Fast Company

The Magnolia Library and Community Center is dedicated to enriching the lives of our residents by providing educational and cultural experiences through programming and events.   

If I ran for Govenor Of Massachusetts I’d Run On A Single Platform- I’d Fire Everyone That Builds Massachusetts Highways and Hire Any Crew From Other Parts Of The Country That Constructs Entire Highways In Weeks.

It is absolutely OUTRAGEOUS that small stretches of highway go years all screwed up and under construction and it doesn’t just affect one or two people, it affects the quality of life of the people of the entire state that drive.

Just ridiculous and I’d love for one person to give a reasonable explanation why these stretches take years to get done.

2:45 PM Danvers (not rush hour)-

Rapid Bridge Replacement in the highway on 7 days Timelapse (Not Danvers)

Also Not Danvers- Replacement of U.S. Route Nos. 1&9 and 46 Bridge Over Jones Road under budget and ahead of schedule using accelerated bridge construction

Also not Danvers-

Cape Ann Sea Salt Products Make Great Holiday Gifts

Need hostess gifts for the Holidays? We’ve got you covered – our Dipping Blend comes with olive oil and a ramekin – add a loaf of bread and you just brought the appetizer. 2 ounce any flavor gift sets include a wooden salt bowl and spoon. Both are $19.95 and available at 20 Maplewood Ave Gloucester

1640 Hart House for Dinner

Thanks to Mark Ring for suggesting the 1640 Hart House in Ipswich! We had dinner there recently and left there saying to ourselves: “Well, that was fun!”. It advertises itself as featuring Elegant Country Dining, but don’t let that intimidate you as it did me at first. It’s apparently an old home made into a restaurant so the seating can be in any of several rooms. The room we were in included a bar and a fireplace, dark wood beams and comfy big chairs. You can see from the pictures that it was a bit dark in the room (you might want to bring some extra lighting along if you are of a certain age……) but this did not deter from the enjoyment of the atmosphere and food.

Jim had the Hart House chicken and I treated myself to the Grilled Tenderloin. The spring roll appetizer was especially delicious. The pace is relaxed and efficient. The food was done to perfection and the service was friendly and “just right”. Reservations are highly recommended and we plan to return someday.

Sawyer Free Library honors long-time volunteer with prestigious community award

Cape Ann Community

Each year, the Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library recognize outstanding volunteers for their efforts and dedication to the Libary. Last week, the prestigious Mary M. Weissblum Volunteer Award was presented in memoriam to Sharon Pablo for her two decades of service to the Library. During that time, Susan served on the Board of Directors in several capacities and then remained actively involved with the Library for many more years. Her longtime partner, Roger Armstrong, accepted the award on her behalf during the Library’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday evening, November 10. 

“We are so honored to present Susan Pablo in memoriam with the Mary M. Weissblum Award,” said Assistant Library Director Beth Pocock in presenting the award. “Susan’s endless generosity of her time and willingness to share her vast expertise greatly helped to enrich the Sawyer Free Library and the lives of those who use and love it, for which…

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Historic Gloucester Gingerbread House Contest registration now open!

Cape Ann Community

REGISTER HEREto enter into the Historic Gloucester Gingerbread House contest at the Sawyer Free Library as a part of the MIDDLE STREET WALK on Saturday, December 11th!

Recreate your favorite Gloucester building with gingerbread, frosting, candy and all things delicious!

Entries will be on display for all to see at the Sawyer Free Library located at 2 Dale Avenue for the Middle Street Walk!

Top prizes will be presented by the Library for best historic Gloucester gingerbread creation!

  • First prize $100 Cape Ann Chamber Gift Certificate
  • Second prize $50 Cape Ann Chamber Gift Certificate

Open to all ages. For more information and to register go to

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