Cape Ann Classic Cars on the Green

Saturday, October 1, 2022, 9:00am to 2:00pm (rain date Oct.8)

Corner of Middle & Church Streets, Gloucester, MA


This event is free to the public and is the fourth annual classic car show on Meetinghouse Green displaying vintage or significant cars owned by North Shore collectors. The audience will choose the trophy winners from 9 categories, including Best in Show. Great fun for the whole family!


Vintage and significant cars will be arrayed on Meetinghouse Green with opportunities to speak with owners and collectors. Tours of the Meetinghouse interior will be offered. Food and beverages are available at several restaurants and coffee shops nearby on Main Street. Trophies awarded to the winners at the conclusion of the show. More info:


  • FIRST PRIZE             Best in Show, the People’s Choice
  • ELEGANCE             The most elegant car
  • LUXURY             The car with the most luxurious interior
  • GRAND TOURING The best road-trip car
  • SPORT The best racing car
  • OSTENTATIOUS The showiest car
  • PRACTICAL             The most useful vehicle
  • BEAUTIFUL The car with the best styled exterior
  • DELIGHTFUL The most fun to drive


Show cars may be registered on the day of the event ($15 fee) at the entrance at 50 Middle Street but space is limited. Advance registration is encouraged.  Email:


Annisquam Village Church special celebration


Vivekananda Celebration at Annisquam Village Church 

To celebrate the historic visit of Swami Vivekananda 128 years ago, the Annisquam Village Church will host the Vedanta Society of Providence at worship on Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 10 a.m. The church is located at 820 Washington Street in Gloucester. Swami Vivekananda is credited with bringing Hinduism to the West.

Swami Yogatmananda and Rev. Sue Koehler-Arsenault will be speaking on “Unity in Diversity.” Music will be offered by the church choir, under the direction of Kathleen Adams, and members of the Vedanta Society.  A repast of Indian food will follow. All are welcome to attend.

For more information, call the church at 978-281-0376 Wednesday – Friday or visit


Cape Ann Makers Market-Summer Market at Ocean Alliance

Thursday, August 18,2022 (Today)

Fundraising Event for Ocean Alliance! Each market event will feature 20+ Artisans, Crafters & Makers offering handmade Arts and Crafts, including jewelry, metal-smithing, painting, photography, woodworking, fiber arts, candles, artisanal sea salts, natural body care and more. We will have a Food Truck and Live Music as well.

Ocean Alliance

Conserving whales and our ocean through research and education since 1970

Orcas On The West Coast

We are in the San Juan Islands specifically to see orcas and eagles. BINGO on both counts, but for this post I will focus on the orca adventure. Whale watching in this part of the world is similar to ours in many ways but different in others. One reason is that orcas can be seen here and they have some habits that are a bit varied from our own humpbacks. We took a ride out in a small boat (I’m told it’s a Nyack and there are only 3 in the US) with about a dozen other people and sought the whales nearly to Whidbey Island. Here we found a group of 5 Biggs Killer Whales along with another pair. They seemed very active and playful. We followed them along for a while and they even swam under our boat and a pair surfaced right next to us. Thrilling. The day prior produced zero whale sightings for that trip. We were very fortunate! Thanks to our friend Nichole Schrafft for giving us some tips for this trip which is panning out to be more than memorable.

For additional pictures and story details, please visit Pat D’s Photos on Facebook. If you have never seen an orca penis, you might want to check out more photos there! That should push the views up…….