Good Morning Glooucester! Joey?!?

Carin Macnamara here… we communicated way back in like 2011 with the photos of the “Lannon in the Rainbow”. This is totally unrelated. 

I’d like to share my captures of the Glossy Ibis or it may even be the White-faced Ibis as my photos show some white in the face area… and they are very difficult to tell apart especially during and slightly after breeding season as markings in plumage change.

These images were taken in Gloucester yesterday in the golden light of breaking dawn. Their rich orange- brownish breast plumage transitioned into and iridescence of blue and purple on the back and wings… kind of like the colors you find in an oil slick after a rain on a hot day. They were both beautiful and remarkably fast as they flocked and fed on tiny crabs. I have close up photos of the crabs in their bills too so let me know if you are interested in them.

Shot with Nikon Z9, 800mm 6.3.

You have my permission(s) to share and please feel free to post on your social media with credits: 

Photos Courtesy of C.MacImages/AdvancedImaging


Best Regards,

Carin Macnamara

Advanced Imaging

Magnolia Community Farmers Market Cancelled due to extreme heat on Sunday

Hello everyone:

Given the predicted extreme temperatures this weekend, we are hearing that other markets have opted to cancel. Most of these markets are “inland,” and all forecasts projecting high temps are noting “cooler on the coast,” but most of those predictions still fall in the mid-90s.

In the past we have experienced farmers market heat waves and dealt with them in several ways. However, this time, knowing there is a precedent for lower foot traffic as the thermostat rises, and since you all have fresh produce and foods that could be dramatically affected by the heat, we have elected to cancel Sunday’s market. We wanted to let you know that we talked as a team about the best option for all and based on the predicted temperatures, and sadly we have made a tough, but final decision to cancel this week’s market.

Using social media and our emailing list we will let our customers know the situation, but would appreciate it if you could spread the word to your followers as well.

We wish you all best of luck this weekend during these extremely hot few days and we look forward to seeing you all next week.



Alana, David, Rebecca, Nying, Greg and Dylan




Seaside Retailer Magazine profiles Pauline’s Gifts women to women drives for operation troop support #GloucesterMA

Bi-monthly magazine and weekly newsletter, Seacoast Retailer, profiles Pauline’s Gifts women to women drives to aid Operation Troop Support. Wonderful read!

“Pauline’s Gifts in Gloucester, Massachusetts, is committed to helping women who are deployed in the military. Over the last five years, the store has collected more than 1,000 pounds of personal items through various drives it holds for the nonprofit Operation Troop Support, located in nearby Danvers. “

Pauline’s Gifts supports women in the military: The Gloucester, Massachusetts, gift shop collects donations for Operation Troop Support through various store drives, by Kristin Hampshire, Seaside Retailer business magazine for coastal retailers (Sept 2022 issue)

Free GMG T Shirt To The First Person That Identifies What Critical Step They Missed In This Lobster Toast Recipe

First person to answer correctly in the comments to this post wins the GMG T shirt.

Hint, you have to watch the video to see the mistake.

Music on Meetinghouse Green


July 20, 2022

An award-winning local jazz vocalist and rising star, Rhiannon teams up with a great quartet for another unforgettable free Friday evening
concert at the corner of Middle and Church Streets at 6:00 p.m.

Even before she graduated high school, Rockport native Rhiannon Hurst was winning awards at regional, national, and international competitions
and earning some serious respect in the jazz world. Her talent has been described as, “integrating her innate ability and skills into an emerging musical
personality.” As a high school sophomore, Rhiannon won 2nd place in the Berklee International High School Jazz Singer’s Showcase. She was one of four
graduating seniors to receive the Excellence in Music Award from the Massachusetts Music Educators Association.

Rhiannon was the recipient of a prestigious 2021 National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) award in jazz voice for her caliber of artistic achievement. She
joins 659 of the nation’s young visual, literary, and performing artists in opportunities for collaboration, professional development, fellowships, residencies,
and awards. Now a much sought after performer, Rhiannon’s professional engagements range from local favorite restaurants to Boston’s Symphony Hall and
the State Room.

Your free-will donations will support the concert’s featured local non-profit partner The Open Door – alleviating the impact of hunger in our community
by connecting people to good food, advocating on behalf of those in need, and engaging others in the work of building food security. The evening’s food
vendor is the Lobster Roller offering their delicious lobster rolls and clam chowder.

Now entering its seventh season, Music on Meetinghouse Green features nine free Friday evening concerts from July 8 to September 9. Performances are
held on the Green and feature great music, favorite foods from local vendors, and a different North Shore non-profit organization featured each week through
free-will donations from the audience. Concerts begin at 6:00 p.m. and conclude at 8:30 p.m. Some chairs will be provided and audience members are welcome
to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. Picnic with delicious local food from our vendors or bring your own. Performances are handicapped accessible and
parking on the Green is limited to persons with disabilities.

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. The GMF has received a
$130,000 grant from the Community Preservation Act and a $2,000 grant from the Essex Heritage Partnership Grant Program towards a total project goal of $340,000.
Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2023.

Thanks to our sponsors, many of whom have contributed since the series’ first year, all of the season’s expenses for musicians and logistics are fully paid making it possible
for 100% of audience donations to go directly to our non-profit partners.

PLATINUM: John and Janis Bell, J.J. and Jackie Bell, Karen Bell, Cape Ann Savings Bank, J. Linzee Coolidge, Scobie Ward, GOLD: BOMCO, Mary Hintlian, Trish Roach and Rob Martin,
Mary Weissblum, SILVER: JoeAnn Hart and Gordon Baird, Landesign, Susan Mckain and Ken Steiner, Charles Nazarian, John and Sandra Ronan, BRONZE: Jerry Ackerman,
Peter Calkins and Susan Casey, Jonathan Golding and Sally Bradley-Golding, Joe and Maggie Rosa, Kathleen and Peter Van Demark, Kathleen Williams

For more information, a full schedule of upcoming concerts and events, and to sign up for the GMF newsletter, visit

2022 Mini-Tour

The Cape Ann Artisans are pleased to welcome everyone into their studios for a mid-summer event called the Mini-Tour. For this special event on Saturday, August 13th, nine studios will be participating between the hours of 10AM and 5PM. Read the full press release here
The Cape Ann Artisans are pleased to welcome everyone into their studios for a mid-summer event called the Mini-Tour. For this special event on Saturday, August 13th, nine studios will be participating between the hours of 10AM and 5PM. Read the full press release here
Meet the Artisans
Mini-Tour Participating artists:John Abisamra – Fine Art Photography
David Archibald – Ceramic Arts – Porcelain & Stoneware
Cynthia Curtis – Ceramic Arts – Stoneware
Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco – Sea Glass Wearable Art
Deborah Gonet – Painting – Mixed Media
Melody Phaneuf – Painting
Scott Place and Erin O’Sullivan – Ceramic Arts
Pam Stratton – Mosaics and Mixed Media
Beth Williams – Handmade Glass Beads and Jewelry

The tour is “self-guided”;  visitors can start at any studio location. Advance planning is encouraged using the online map, which is also available as hard copy with our brochures. A special Mini-Tour rack card highlights the participating Artisans. Brochures/maps and rack cards are available at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Maria Miles Visitors Center (North of Boston CVB) on Rt. 95 South, Stage Ft. Park Visitors Center, local banks, CAA partner locations and all CAA studios.

You can visit these studios on August 13th and enjoy a Sales Tax holiday with retail items up to $2500.

Sips, Sounds, & Summer Vibes


Island Dinner Cruise with Musical Guest Pier AveJuly 21st, 6-9pm


We’re bringing the good vibes with our Island Dinner Cruise on Thursday, July 21st!

Join us for this island themed cruise, with live music by Pier Ave, tropical themed food and drink, and breathtaking views.


Freshly Baked Virgilio’s Rolls
Spring Salad of Mesclun Spring MixTraditional Vegetables Topped with our House Mustard Vinaigrette
Penne Pasta Alfredo
Pasta with a Rich Cream Sauce
North Atlantic Haddock
Fresh Haddock Baked with a Lemon and White Wine, Topped with Homemade Breadcrumbs
Prime Rib Carving Station
Tender Prime Rib Carved by the Chef, Accompanied with Au Jus andHorseradish Sauce
Chef’s Choice of Vegetable
Roasted Red Bliss PotatoesDessert
Chocolate Mousse
Full Coffee & Tea Station



Prime Rib Dinner CruiseSaturday, July 236PM-9PM

Featuring a prime rib carving station, penne pasta alfredo, and more.

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