Gloucester Rents Are Actually Cheap In Comparison To Many Other North Shore Communities

I created this slideshow of prices which shows we have lower median rents than Lynn, Peabody and Beverly. I read a ton on Facebook about rent being outrageous in Gloucester as if it were a unique to Gloucester thing but it’s everywhere and Gloucester is a bargain compared to other places in our region.

Alicia Unleashed: Chris Fritz Grice

We sit down with Chris Fritz-Grice!!!!! We talk about his upcoming single “Find my Island” to be released on Sept 2 on all platforms! He discusses the process of writing music, creating a music video and promo and taking a SPHERE of loved ones to help make it happen! CFG also discusses musical inspirations, favorite songs to sing and we each learn a bit of music trivia!

MENTIONS:The Rhumbline
Mike Lamarche
Warren Babson of Bang-A-Song Studios
John Jerome Music
Jules LoRusso Jake Paradee Pier Ave
Jeffrey Oliveira
Bonita Camille-TheAlchemyCo
Rockport brewing
One ocean, One love
Enjoy your life clothing
Stephen Monell-Foreign Auto Enterprises



August 23, 2022

Singer/songwriter 3rian King and the musicians of What Time Is It Mr. Fox deliver an electrifying performance with an evening of smoky cabaret,
neo-soul, and acoustic noir at the corner of Middle and Church Streets at 6:00 p.m. NOTE: THIS CONCERT WAS RESCHEDULED FROM AUGUST 5.

Well known in Boston’s underground cabaret scene, What Time Is It Mr. Fox has earned a loyal following with frequent performances in New York City
and tours across the United States. Their original songs feature rich lyrical imagery that explore love, spirituality, sexuality, and identity, and their
performances are infused with energy, honesty, and emotional authenticity. Their unique brand of music and performance art has been adopted
by popular singers, filmmakers, and repertory theaters. Band members include: 3rian King, voice, piano, and acoustic guitar; Nathan Cohen, violin,
trumpet, voice; Dennis Monagle, drums; Renee Dupuis, voice, keys, and melodica; and Joe Cardoza, upright bass.

Your free-will donations will benefit the North Shore Health Project supporting the health and wellbeing of people living on the North Shore for
more than three decades. The evening’s food vendor is Chef Ross Franklin offering gourmet tacos and tater tots from his 5 Star Phresh-Phood Taco Truck.

Now in 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 with great music, favorite foods from local vendors, and a different North Shore non-profit organization benefits 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

Fight against ALS Tonight At Jalepenos

Evan started having the first hint of symptoms during the Summer of 2021-Fall of 2021. He was diagnosed early 2022. He now has a team of doctors at the Sean M. Healey and AMG Center for ALS at Mass General Hospital. Evan is now fully dependant on a walker to get around the house and quick errands and a wheelchair for longer outings. He describes his right hand as “basically useless” and his left hand and right leg is getting weaker. If you look closely at his arms you will most likely see the twitching (fasciculations) of his muscles. His legs are very stiff and he experiences clonus and spasticity regularly. Just today, I had to call the fire department as he fell getting out of bed and couldn’t bend his legs to get up. They got him up but it still took over TWO hours for his knees to finally bend.

Evan is now taking multiple medications to help slow the progression of this disease (and more to come). These medications are not cheap. For example, one medication he takes as an injection is $215 a month and not covered by insurance. He is also most likely going to need more equipment, such as motorized wheelchairs or scooters, a hospital or adjustable bed, hoyer lifts and more.

My work has been so supportive and organized this for Evan and I. We are so appreciative of this fundraiser and any help we receive. This is incredibly difficult to deal with and not the life we had imagined for us. If you’d like to donate a raffle or something, let me know and I will pass on the phone number (just didn’t want to post it publicly on here)

-Marie & Evan ❤

Kids Poetry Afternoons at Sawyer Free Library

Cape Ann Community

Join young Gloucester poet Willa Brosnihan to explore & enjoy poetry this Friday afternoon, August 26th at the Sawyer Free Library.

12:00 to 1:00 p.m. – For children entering grades 3 to 6 and younger. Write & read poems, try out rhyme, personification and haiku. Register here.

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – For kids entering grades 6 to 12. Poets from various eras and movements will be explored. Writing in response to prompts and investigating the mechanics of poetry will be explored.Register here.

All workshops are free and open to all! If you have questions, contact: or 978-325-5500.

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