Another Susscessful Sale. Buyers Represented By Katelyn Ciaramitaro

                              JUST SOLD                                  by Katelyn Ciaramitaro
4 BEDS2.5 BATHS2,280 SQ. FT. 
 Beautiful 4 bedroom home in desirable North Reading, MA. Buyer represented by Katelyn Ciaramitaro with Five Mark Realty Group.Looking to sell or buy your next home? Call me today: 978-473-0922
LISTING PRICE: $829,000  |  PRICE SOLD: $900,000

Wine & Cheese Reception at Gallery Number One!

Join us for the grand opening of Gallery Number One, 1 Main Street, Rockport, on Saturday June 18th from 4:00-7:00. Gallery partners are Deb Schradieck, watercolor painter; Stephanie Mason, fish print maker, both from Rockport; and John Abisamra, landscape photographer from Gloucester. Also featured are jewelry, ceramics,  and silk scarves made by local artisans. 

Visit the websites of Gallery Number One partners: Deb Schradieck at John Abisamra at; and Stephanie Mason at

Parking is metered on the street. Light refreshments will be served. Enjoy our gallery and all that downtown Rockport has to offer! 

Harbor Loop Summer Concert Series 2022

We are back! 🙌🏼 Back at our original location that is! 🌊At Harbor Loop, down by the Coast Guard Station, next to The Building Center, at the infamous & historic Fitz Hugh Lane House off Rogers Street! Many thanks to Stage Fort Park that hosted us last year. But we are excited to return to our roots, to that beautiful, outdoor, amphitheater style, ocean front music venue! Music starts July 21! Stay tuned for announcements on who’s playing for us this year….we have quite a line-up in store for you! 🪐🎼❤️

Grand Opening THIS SATURDAY 11am – 4pm

Loren Doucette Studio at Seven Suns Gallery

48 Bearskin Neck, Rockport, MA

Grand Opening Celebration: Saturday, June 18, 11:00 am  – 4:00 pm – Ribbon Cutting:1:00 pm

Free and Open to the Public

Regular Gallery Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Daily

Rockport  MALoren Doucette Studio at Seven Suns Gallery announces its Grand Opening Saturday, June 18 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm with a Ribbon Cutting presented by the Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce at 1:00 pm. 

Seven Suns Gallery features paintings by Loren Doucette and jewelry by Ann Schlecht.

The gallery will showcase original paintings, giclee prints, posters and a new line of greeting cards by Loren Doucette. Ann Schlecht, of Gilded Lily Designs, will feature her one-of-a-kind jewelry with wax seal charms, beach stone and sea glass earrings, necklaces and bracelets. 

International Dory Race vs Canadians This Saturday!

Schedule of Events for June Races 2022

     Saturday, June 18th, 9 am – 70th International Dory Races Versus Nova Scotia, Canada
At: Jodrey State Fish Pier

*Open to the public.

     Saturday, June 18th, 1 pm – Award Ceremony 
At: Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center

*All committee members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Thank You!
Your International Dory Committee’s Board of Directors

Virginia McKinnon Submits this story-

Capt. Ben Pine and the International Dory Races

Capt. Ben Pine was a very colorful character back in the Gloucester’s history of international sailing schooner racing fame. He gained international prominence for skippering the Gloucester sailing schooner “Columbia” in the International Fisherman’s Cup in 1923. Nova Scotia dominated the races with the Schooner “Bluenose.” Capt. Pine successfully raced against the “Bluenose” with his Essex built “Gertrudel. Theabaud” in 1931. On one of his races the actor Sterling Hayden was at the helm.

          The year was in the early 1950s, when Capt. Pine approached my husband. “Bob McKinnon, how would you like to accompany me and my friend on mysailboat the “Skilagalee” to Nova Scotia, Canada to see the International dory races?” Bob was so excited for this opportunity as he was also asked to bring along a friend. The dory races are traditional each year just before Labor Day and are held alternately in Gloucester and Nova Scotia.  Bob’s friend Harold Bradley was also excited to be invited as they both had never attended this event. The day of the race was approaching when they set sail on that beautiful September day. All was going well. 

      The four-man crew were taking turns keepingwatch. Suddenly, the ocean became very rough, and the winds were howling. Ben Pine stated to Bob, “Time for your watch.” Bob opened the cabin door, and the wind took his breath away. All he could see was a terribly angry ocean and huge waves. He quickly closed the door; they were at the mercy of a fierce ocean storm. Bob’s friend became very seasick and vowed never to speak to Bob again. 

    The storm lasted for many days. The boat’s engine became disabled. Never reaching Nova Scotia, they set sail back to Gloucester. Bob’s father was very worried waiting for some news of the sailboat. He was afraid to tell Bob’s mother that no one had seen the boat or heard from them in days. Rumor was that the boat was lost at sea with all hands. Then on the horizon one day a battered sailboat the “Skilagalee” was seen haggard but in full sail entering Gloucester harbor. Ben Pine was grateful to Bob, offering him one of his sailboats. Bob had to regretfully refuse the offer, because he could not afford the expense of having his own sailboat.



Savour Wine & Cheese Flash…for a limited time to thank our customers whose loyalty and support during the ebb and flow of a pandemic, among other current challenges,  provided us the support needed to maintain our goals for service, sharing our know how with you…now the occasion to offer you a 10% savings with the purchase of a 12 bottle / case of wine. In addition, pleased to offer a 10% savings on all Savour foods with the 12 bottle case purchase. Thank You!

Taste From A Growing Portfolio Of Specialty, Honest Wines From Hogshead  

Leitz Riesling, Rheingau, Germany
 Riesling, Alc. 12%
The Rheingau is a small region between the cities of Mainz and Rüdesheim. The Rheingau was once the home to some of the world’s most sought-after wines, but after World War II the quality fell dramatically. Johannes Leitz took over his family vineyard in 1985 and has work ever since to bring his native terroir back to its former glory. He is focused on farming as sustainably as possible and working by hand. This Riesling pungent with lemony fruit. It is off-dry with a satiny mouthfeel, crisp acidity on the palate with flavors of peach, lemon, and minerals, and a clean finish.

Pairs well: with spicy food, shellfish, poultry, and pork.$14.99

Dandelion Vineyards, Wishing Clock of Adelaide Hills, Sauvignon Blanc, Australia
 Sauvignon Blanc, Alc.11.5%
Winemaker Elena Brooks grew up in Bulgaria, where her mother worked at a winery. Elena began her career translating for English speaking visitors to the winery. By the age of 16 she had made her first batch of chardonnay. After years of traveling and working in wine regions around the world, she settled with her husband and two children in McLaren Vale, Australia, where she is making some great wines. Her Wishing Clock sauvignon blanc is light, almost clear, in the glass, with aromas of lemon, citrus, guava, and herbs in the nose. On the palate notes of exotic fruit mingle with herbs; the mouthfeel is soft, but the finish is very dry.

Pairs well: with Asian rice paper rolls, spicy fish soup, and seafood.$19.99

Herdade do Rocim Mariana 2021, Alentejo, Portugal
Touriga Nacional, Aragonez, Alc.12.5%
Herdade do Rocimlies in the Lower Alentejo region of southern Portugal. The estate was founded in 2000 with the aim of focusing primarily on native varietals.Since purchasing the estate, Catarina Vieira and Pedro Ribeiro have completely regenerated the vineyards and built a new, state-of-the art winery. They planted higher-quality varietals indigenous and local varieties, and also some international grapes, such as Syrah and cabernet. They have also recently started to produce olive oil from 90-year-old trees, with the intention of recapturing the traditions of the region. The organic Mariana rosé is a delicate pink color, with red and blue berries on the nose and palate. It is medium-bodied and dry, with an earthy finish good tannic structure, and balanced acidity.

Pairs well: with fish, shellfish, and pizza.$17.99

Auntsfield Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020, Marlborough, New Zealand
Pinot Noir, Alc.14 %
Auntsfield Estate’s original vineyard was established in 1873, and was the first colonial winery in Marlborough, New Zealand. Auntsfield is renowned for producing hand-crafted and high-quality pinot noir, sauvignon blanc, and chardonnay. All the grapes that the winery uses grow in the vineyards they own. The 2020 single vineyard pinot noir pours a deep ruby. Rich black cherry and plum fruit mingles with violets and complex savory aromas of dark chocolate, almonds, and cigar box. On the palate, this wine is silky and full, with flavors of ripe berry fruit and dark plum. Powerful yet refined tannins giving a plush texture with seamless length.Wonderfully composed and drinkable now, it can be aged up to 10 years.

Pairs well: with veal, coq au vin, roasted pork loin, or prime rib. $39.99

Sister’s Run Epiphany Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Australia
Varietals: Shiraz,
Another wine from Elena Brooks, who is committed to making wines from grapes grown on family vineyards. Past vintages of her shiraz have been multiple award winners. The 2020 vintage is made with grapes from Epiphany Vineyard in McLaren Vale. This shiraz is full of aromas of ripe fruit, some spice bouquet, violets, fresh green herbs, star anise, and eucalyptus.On the palate you get plum, blackberry, oak, ripe blackberry, red berry jam, cocoa, herbs, and toasted nut flavors. These flavors are all held together in a smooth tannic grip, making it an extremely drinkable wine right now but can be cellared up to 10 years.

Pairs well: with an eggplant laksa, a barbecued chicken, grilled meat, or blue cheese. $21.99
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Kathleen’s Value-Price Gems: 

Unique to SAVOUR our three value-price collections, with
each category ( $9.99ers – $14.99ers -$19.99ers ) offering hundreds of wines
at one price, personally curated by Kathleen, some have limited availability
> 9.99ers…the quality is taste delivering above-price enjoyment …Value!        
>14.99ers…exhibiting qualities of complexity…Elevating The Experience!    
>19.99ers…value laden wines by innovative vintners…Expect Exceptional!  

Adding to This Saturday’s Hogshead Wine Company tasting is Savour’s Everyday Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s Only Digital Wine Machine. Fun to use and enjoy!  Taste up to 20 wines…& yes, complimentary. Kathleen welcomes your questions for food pairings.

Welcome Your Donation in any amount for Pathways for Children.
                                                                                                    Thank You! …Kathleen

For Your Mobile Calendar l June-July Savour Wine Tastings!

>June 18 – Jen Pieters, Hogshead Wine Company
June 25 – Chuck Tyner, Italian Wine Traders    
July 2- Ann Cortissoz -New England Craft Beer Tasting
July 9 – Liv Demond- Cynthia Hurley Wines
July 16 -Damon Lawson -IGB Wines
July 23 – Max Murphy, Owner Tozi (Fine Mexican Wines)…new to you?  

PLEASE NOTE: Updated Mask Policy:

>We welcome customers and vendors without masks and welcome customers and vendors wearing masks.
>Savour continues to provide the safest possible shopping environment for the health & well-being of our customers & our Savour team.
>We continue using our 5 Molekule high performance air purification units that clear the air of 99.9% of viruses, bacteria and allergens every hour, store wide.
>We ask you to respect customers who continue to socially distance. Thank you!

 We are pleased to continue curbside pickup service

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

Cape Ann bustled With Summer Life in June 1956

As much as things change, they tend to stay the same. Mid June is prime time for Father’s Day, graduations and other celebrations. Beaches begin to get crowded and traffic increases. It was the same in 1956 according to this article from the Gloucester Daily Times June 18 1956. Here are some Father’s Day ads for very stylish dads out there.

The Jackson Twins comic strip debuted also and Good Harbor Beach was featured in the first one that appeared in the Daily Times in June 1956. The creator Dick Brooks was a Gloucester/Rockport resident for a time and this strip ran nationally from 1950-1979. His daughter Virginia was also an artist in her own right and she stated: “My father was the creator of The Jackson Twins comic strip. It was based on twin teenage girls and everything I ever did that was bad, yet printable, ended up in that comic strip!” ( It’s a small world. June in Gloucester is and always has been a wonder.

Talking About Death Won’t Kill You – A Discussion About End-of-Life Options 

Cape Ann Community

The Sawyer Free Library will host an important presentation about end of life options on Saturday, June 18, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. A nurse and a subject matter expert will explore the end-of-life choices, and ramifications, available to individuals.  The pending legislation in Massachusetts about Medical Aid in Dying will be explained and a status report on the bill will be given.  The nonprofit organization, Compassion and Choices, will discuss their work on behalf of all wishing to chart their end-of-life path.  An extensive list of resources, will be provided.

The event will take place on the Main Floor of the Library, located at 2 Dale Avenue in Gloucester. It is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit or 978-325-5555 or contact: or 978-325-5500.

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