Cari Mac is looking for this couple who she photographed

Early yesterday, we were in our boat and happened upon a gorgeous young couple posing on the rocky shore of Gloucester. They were having their wedding photos taken by their wedding photogs. I was out with my long lens capturing ocean wildlife but could not resist snapping a few images of this couple from my vantage point… I do not know who they are and do not wish to be too invasive so posted here are only two low-res jpeg images without showing their faces… Message me and I would be most happy to gift these two newlyweds with the high resolution images if they so choose. Cari Mac… Congratulations!


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Hye Fusion Performs at Free Friday Evening Music on Meetinghouse Green Concert August 26

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


Deftly Askew Opens at Cove Gallery Thursday, August 18

Deftly Askew

Exhibition Dates: August 18 – September 18

Cove Gallery

37 Rocky Neck Ave., Gloucester, MA

Galleries open: Sunday-Monday, noon-5 PM; Thursday Through Saturday noon -7 PM

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 18, 5-7 PM

Closing Reception: Sunday, September 18,  3-5 PM

Gloucester, MA

Deftly Askew at Cove Gallery

Rocky Neck Art Colony is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition, Deftly Askew, at the Cove Gallery, 37 Rocky Neck Ave., Gloucester, MA.  The show will run from August 18 through September 18.

Artists Helen Tory, Patricia Wellenkamp, Laurel Rogers, and Tobi Klein employ a variety of mediums: paper, metal, paint, wax, and more but with a commonality that makes for a cohesive and vibrant connection. There is a search for expression and balance in using multiple pieces to create harmonious wholes.The rough edges, rich layering, and exploration of textures, inspire the boundaries of each work of art to be somewhat “askew” in its representation.  However, there is careful and “deft” thought in this organic creative process.

Laurel Rogers melds her extensive knowledge of papermaking, marbling and book binding skills with a lyrical design sense to create engaging and beautiful sculptures, books and journals.

Patricia Wellenkamp stamps, etches, chases, roll prints, gilds, braids and rivets to add texture to the mixed metals that she uses in creating elegant, one of a kind jewelry pieces. 

Tobi Klein’s work has taken her in two directions: graceful woven metal sculptures, and two-dimensional mono-prints/collages.  A variety of techniques and materials, in both arenas, elicit surprising, yet connected results.  The subtle play of energy and calm remain a constant in all of her pieces.

Helen Tory oil paints on clayboard and other rigid surfaces. Monotypes or etchings are collaged on top. Graphite powder, pen and ink or oil paint is added and then detracted using steel wool, eraser or cloth. The resulting images are evocative and powerful.

The Cove Gallery, run by the Rocky Neck Art Colony, is the former home and gallery space of beloved Rocky Neck artists Gordon and Judith Goetemann. Cove continues the tradition set by the Goetemanns of showing the best in local art and is made possible thanks to the generosity of Mark Goetemann, their son.


The Rocky Neck Art Colony, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, nurtures excellence in the arts through exhibitions, workshops, residencies and vibrant cultural events for its members and the public. Long renowned for its luminous light, this harbor and coastal location has been a magnet for some of the most revered realist painters in US art. Edward Hopper and Emil Gruppe are examples. It has as well been a catalyst for the progressive ideas of Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Theresa Bernstein, Milton Avery and Nell Blaine, among others. Today, Rocky Neck continues to attract artists and art lovers to a thriving, creative community. Telephone: 978-515-7004.

Jimmy, We Aren’t in Gloucester Anymore

Some of you may know we are vacationing in the Seattle/San Juan Islands. Much of coastal Friday Harbor is similar to our own island: fishing industry, whale watching, and stunning views. But here was a sobering reminder that we are most certainly no longer on the east coast. More travelogue to come!

Musical Sail on Schooner Adventure

Sunday, August 28

4:30 – 7:30 pm

Featuring Marina Evans & Bernardo Baglioni

$60 pp

Enjoy the camaraderie of friends surrounded by the beauty of Cape Ann at sunset while sailing and listening to a special performance by this international folk/americana duo.

Complimentary beverages. BYOPicnics

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Scavenger Hunt for Cape Ann Animal Aid


My name is Dave Janus.

I’ve put together a Scavenger Hunt to benefit Cape Ann Animal Aid at The Cave next Tuesday.  There will be a couple of dogs that are available for adoption.  The Cave will be offering free Wine (21+) and cheese to hunters.

I was wondering if you would do a post to let the locals know about the event.

The attached brochures and explain the bigger picture of what the Scavenger Hunt is about.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

I had to wait out this skunk at 3AM

We had to come offload bait early before our lobster boats come in and first thing I do is walk up to the street and put up the “OPEN” sign.

We this skunk was right next to the sign post trying it’s hardest to stick it’s head into a can of pringles (wasn’t happening).

I made some noise and it lifted it’s tail and I moved a little further away, but it wouldn’t move.

Total Mexican standoff with that stubborn skunk.

Finally it left, I put the sign up and we were open for business.