Sunday clinics after the New Year

Great news..Mayor Romeo ThekenBeauport Ambulance Service is proud to announce that we will be begin hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinics at our Gloucester Headquarters!Our first clinic will run Tuesday, December 28th from 4pm-7pm and after that will host a clinic every Sunday beginning January 3rd from 11am to 3pm.  Beauport will be offering Pfizer and Moderna first and second dose as well as booster.



WHAT & WHY: Inviting your personal “tech” wine tasting, the occasion to sample up to 20 fine wines using the North Shore’s only Digital Wine Machine, throughout the day, at your convenience…and  it’s complimentary.  An array American and International wines, primarily small production, innovative vintners, many practicing biodynamic viniculture, and farming organic grapes.  The occasion to expand your sensory experiences…a wine’s color in the glass, the expansive aromas, the flavors each wine reveals…and sip your selections with imported Riedel stemware.

WHO: Just You & “The Machine” …It’s your personal tasting  

WHEN: Whenever you visit – during business hours, 11am to 6pm

Special Holiday hours:   Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 10am to 4pm; New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 11am to 4 pm. Joyfully closed Christmas & New Years’ days.  Additionally, both
holiday weeks, Tues. – Thurs., 11am to 6pm  

Our Welcomed “Winter Break” from Jan. 1st to 13th, 2022 …Re-opening Fri. Jan. 14th 

HOW: simply insert a plastic card into the slot, upper left side of each of the 4 units. Place glass below a spout of the selected bottle , and press the lit green button above the selected bottle …what could be easier.    

A Sampling of New Wines Recently Added
Bodegas Franco-Espanolas Bordon Blanco, Rioja, White, 2019
  – Varietal: 100% Viura, Alc. 13%, Tasting: Yellow flowers, preserved lemon, hay, pineapple, modestly creamed. Round but fresh, crisp acidity, Pairs well:  appetizers, shellfish. lean fish, charcuterie,  Savour cheeses: Humbolt Fog Goat Chevre, CA – $13.99

Bruno Giacosa, Giacosa Roero Arneis,, Piedmont, It., 2020, Alc. 14% – Varietal: 100 % Arneis, Tasting: Giacosa Roero Arneis is an intense straw colored wine with greenish glints. The nose presents lemon, pineapple, peach and apricot notes with floral hints. On the palate it is fresh, full-bodied, with mineral notes and a persistent finish. Pairs well: pasta, shellfish, lean fish, mature and herbal cheeses, cured meats. Savour Cheeses: Fromager d’Affinois with herbs, Rating: Robert Parker 93, $32.99

Monacesca Camerte Marche Rosso, 2016, Central It., Alc. 13% -Varietals: Sangiovese, Merlot Tasting: Earth and smoke on the nose, Dark ruby hue. Fresh acidity and angular tannins, notable cherry, plum fruit, mushroom and dark chocolate, earthy, good aging potential. Pairs well: ribeye roast, pasta, veal and roasted chicken, Savour Cheeses: Ewephoria sheeps milk cheese from the Netherlands, $24.99

Domaine Tour Campanets Mon Coeur Violettes, 2017  – Provence, Cotes de Provence Fr., Alc. 14% Varietals: 50% Syrah, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, Certified Organic. Tasting: The nose suggests succulent red and black fruits with notes of sweet spices. Round and delicate, well balanced with beautiful smooth tannins and a refreshing finish. It’s simultaneously robust,  and juicy, Pairs well:  Excellent with beef sirloin, mushrooms, and even chocolate desserts. Savour Cheeses:  Kaltbach Swiss, $23.99

Gravel Bar 2017, Columbia Valley, WA, Alc. 14.13%  Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting: There is a wonderful balance between fruit and herbal flavors in this Cabernet. Black cherry and raspberry marry deliciously with mint and fennel. Provides a backdrop of fullness on the palate with firm tannins. Pairs well: Match this Cabernet to braised lamb shank on a bed of couscous, roast prime rib, or duck confit. Savour Cheese: Pitchfork cheddar, UK, $21.99

Savour’s everyday day tech-tastings, North Shore’s Only Digital Wine Machine.…We regularly rotate in new wines, so always new bottles to experience. Each wine is conveniently stocked directly below the Machine.

Welcome Your Donation of any amount (suggest $5) Pathways for Children. Thank You!

Please Note: If you are not fully vaccinated FOR COVID19 / the variants, request wearing a mask upon entering Savour, except when tasting wines…Welcome all wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and the Machine is sanitized following each use while the store’s air is purified every hour with our 5 Molekule air filter units clearing the air of 99.9% of viruses, bacteria and allergens all for your and our mutual health and well-being.

Thank you, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year  

Kathleen & the Savour Team      

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

Eric Kaplan MD- Member, Board of Health

Dear Citizens of Gloucester,

 The fact that the Board of Health didn’t mandate wearing masks at our meeting last Tuesday doesn’t mean wearing masks is off the table. I suggest and strongly endorse wearing masks as a very effective way to decrease the spread of viruses like COVID 19. I will be using city, state, and Federal government guidelines.  You can find scientific studies showing how effective masks are. They can be found on YouTube.  (Some of them are quite enjoyable to watch). Of course, continuing to wash your hands and keeping separated is also still important.

 The Board is looking into using levels of threat from COVID 19 as a method to send to our citizens to help with the degree of increasing care you should take to protect yourselves and others. This is being worked on now.

 Another reason to wear masks is to be considerate of other people. The same for getting Covid vaccine to protect yourself and others. Not everyone can get the vaccine, especially young children. I encourage wearing masks and getting vaccinated to protect people like me who are at high risk, and others who are immunosuppressed, like people on chemotherapy for cancer, and people on drugs to help them fight diseases like Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. It is common decency to wear a mask and get your vaccination and booster to protect others -and yourself. Be considerate of others. Just do it. Encourage others to get vaccinated too. No one is happy with COVID, but we are all in this together.  What we do as individuals affects everyone else.

If you don’t want mandates, be kind and be nice to other people. If the cases of Covid 19 keep increasing, I will have to reevaluate my position. The Board of Health is just trying to keep our citizens safe, healthy, and alive. We are volunteers. We are just trying to do our best for you. Do what is clearly the right thing to do to protect all of us. One of the reasons I love living in Gloucester is that people are kind and considerate. I have no less expectations of our citizens in this time of COVID. Especially during the holiday season, show your spirit of courtesy to your family, friends, and neighbors.

                    Thank you, stay safe, be careful, be considerate,

                                      Eric Kaplan MD

                                      Member, Board of Health

Whale Tail Sculpture Damaged

We were visiting the Paint Factory this week and noticed the famous Deborah Redmond sculpture of a whale tail experienced some damage. I am assuming the recent storms and fierce winds played havoc with this piece which has been standing tall for at least 3 years now. Here’s a “before” along with “current” pictures. It’s a little sad but it still seems tall and proud to me.

March 2021

News from your YMCA!

Cape Ann Wellness


Each year our Giving Tree is a clear reminder of what our Y is all about…community.  Thank you to everyone who took a tag (or two!) to help children and families in our Y community. All our tags are gone! We would not be able to support our families in need during this holiday season without your generous support. Thank you for joining us in spreading some holiday cheer.

We wish you and your loved ones a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season!


Friday, December 24th – CLOSING at 12:00 noon
Saturday, December 25th (Christmas Day) – CLOSED
Sunday, December 26th – 9:00 am – 2:00pm
Friday, December 31st – CLOSING at 12:00 noon
Saturday, January 1 – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Remember, if you want to get a workout in on one of the days our facilities are closed you have unlimited access…

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