We are so excited – Blackburn Brew Fest is tomorrow from 1 to 5 PM!
It is going to be a beautiful, sunny day at Stage Fort Park to enjoy brews and ciders from your favorite local breweries. There will be LIVE music from Over the Bridge, providing a reggae-rock-hip-hop soundtrack (a great background for the lawn games)! We’re supporting a good cause…proceeds from the event will benefit local non-profits and help fund next year’s event. We will see you there!
Tickets are available at the gate, or buy in advance for speedy check-in
This is a 21+ year old event only.
(Unfortunately dogs are not allowed at the event, so please leave Fido at home.)

Tower Tour — pat morss

Yesterday our “historian” neighbor, Maggie Rosa, gave a few of us a climbing tour up the tower of Gloucester’s City Hall. The building was dedicated in 1871, following a fire that destroyed the previous structure which was only two years old. Our present City Hall was designed by Gridley J F Bryant, who also designed Boston’s Old City Hall. Maggie wants the public to know there will be tours of the tower on Saturday, September 24 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm as part of Trails and Sails (Essex National Heritage Area). Here’s an appetizer:

City Hall tower exterior, Dale Avenue, Gloucester
Climbing from the Auditorium balcony to the attic level…
…and into the tower and up…
…to the observation level – here, the harbor view
Schooner Ardelle, sailing between Ocean Alliance (the old Paint Factory) and Cape Pond Ice
Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library
Climbing higher to the open-air bell level
Looking toward Magnolia. Netting to keep the pigeons out (and the people in)
View north to Central Grammar Appartments, the US Post Office, and St Ann’s Church beyond
And finally, the clock level’s original mechanism (now individual clock face motors operate the hands)


On Sunday, September 18, 2022 between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan Street in Gloucester, MA, friends,families, neighbors and curious strangers willgather –Rain or Shine – to hear favorite local performers sing and play their hearts out for thehometown crowd.  


From Rock to Jazz to Bluegrass to Reggae andFolk, performers include: 11:00- ELLEN FORD

11:45- PICK 3 with TOM EATON  




2:00 – LISA MARIE  







Admission to the Festival is by pay-what-you-can donations to the Lanesville CommunityCenter(a 501-C3 corporation). Every one who donates can win door prizes including a specialdrawing for early arrivals before Noon. Socome early and stay late.  


Music of course is the Star of this Festival, but eating and drinking are importanttoo. Be prepared to have lunch or snack all day on Donny’s infamous value-pricedLanesvillain dogs & burgers or MB’s  “Cool” chili. There’s a Lobster Roll Truck withchowder along with  other vendors serving savory & sweet delights from Crepes to Tarts to Richardson’s Ice Cream. And, while adults washit all down with beer or wine from the cash bar,kids can listen to stories at the Virginia Lee Burton Writing Cottage or enjoy other activities just for them.  


For those who can’t go a day without shopping,please come prepared to fall in love with a T-shirt from the show and to stock up on your Lanesvillain Gear. Everyone needs our new tote bag – don’t they?  


For up to date information go to www.lanesvillecommunitycenter.org

Closing Gathering for the Legacy of the Family-Owned Fishing Vessel

Closing Gathering for the Legacy of the Family-Owned Fishing Vessel


3:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.

Exhibit Openings & Events

Downtown Campus, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA

Free and open to the public

Join the Cape Ann Museum for a closing gathering of the Legacy of the Family-Owned Fishing Vessel. This exhibition has been created with materials related to family-owned fishing vessels provided to the Museum by the community. During the gathering, Historian Justin Demetri of Maritime Gloucester will share a few remarks about the importance of the family-owned fishing vessel in the context of Gloucester’s maritime history.

In addition to the exhibition on the third floor, a display of archival material and paintings pertaining to the fishing industry of the mid-to-late-century as well as hundreds of photographs of the fleet by Peter Prybot and Leonard Parker will be out for viewing in the CAM Library & Archives. In the CAM Auditorium, over twenty oral histories collected during the exhibit will be on loop for visitors to enjoy. For those inspired to add to the oral histories, the Museum encourages visitors to participate in the story-collecting kiosk set up in the gallery and at home from their own computer or cellphone via this link. Stories collected will be preserved in the Museum’s archives for future generations. A few of these stories can already be viewed on our Vimeo page.

We hope you’ll join us on Saturday, September 17 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm for a chance to hear these stories, appreciate the artwork, and explore the important legacy of the family-owned commercial fishing vessel.

Thank you very much for participating in this exhibit and we hope to see you at the closing party!


The Entire Team at the Cape Ann Museum

Lanesville Music Festival Sunday, September 18, 2022

What you’ve all been patiently waiting for –
the Lanesville Music Festival Lineup!

Check out our updated schedule for Sunday:


11:45 – TOM EATON & PICK 3








* all set times are approximate

Did we mention that there’s a door prize for one of the early birds? Get to the festival early, scope out a good spot to listen to come great tunes, and potentially win a prize!

Can’t wait to see you there ☀️🎸


🎟️ Admission is by Donation

Bring the whole family – come early and stay all day!
Cash bar with beer and wine for adults
Stories and more for kids at the VLB Writing Cottage

Try Donny’s infamous Lanesvillain dogs and burgers
or enjoy something more exotic from an on-site food truck.

Stock up on Lanesvillain Gear
Grab a T-shirt from this show or Festivals past

Browse the eclectic mix of vendors gathered for your shopping pleasure

PLEASE NOTE: The Music Goes On – Rain or Shine!

Savour Saturday Tasting, 2 – 4 pm

THIS SATURDAY, Sept. 17, 2 – 4 pm



Anthony Sciarappa, from Carolina wines, has been in the industry for several years, coming to Carolina wines from years as a restaurant chef. He therefore is well-versed in food and wine pairing, so feel free to ask his opinion on whatever you are preparing for your next culinary feast. Carolina is a division of Martignetti and carries specialty portfolios from some of the great importers, including Kermit Lynch and Louis Dressner. 



Famille Perrin Reserve Côtes du Rhône Blanc, France

Varietals: Grenache blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne, ViognierAlc.11.5%

Famille Perrin is a leading organic wine producer in the southern Rhone Valley, where they have been making wine for five generations. They are committed to manual methods and to the belief that organic viticulture is the only way to express the true essence of the terroir. This Côtes du Rhône Blanc pours a pale yellow with hints of delicate green. It has strong floral and mineral aromas on the nose leading to lemon, bergamot, and hawthorn on the palate and ending with a long finish.

Pairs well with Mediterranean food, grilled fish, bouillabaisse. $14.99

Hedges CMS Chardonnay, Yakima Valley, Washington

Varietal: ChardonnayAlc.12%

In 1989, Tom and Anne-Marie Hedges bought 50 acres on Red Mountain in the Yakima Valley and planted 40 acres of Bordeaux grape varieties, and over the years, wine production has become a family affair: their daughter, Sarah Hedges-Goedhart, is the head winemaker and their son, Christopher Hedges, is the general manager. In 2008 they converted to biodynamic farming, and in 2015 they released the first biodynamic Cabernet Sauvignon in Washington. The CMS Chardonnay pours a light golden color. On the nose, there is a hint of blood orange and tart caramel apple, mixed with cinnamon and buttered toast. There is a fresh mineral component to this wine. A tart beginning leads into a full and creamy mid-palate. There is a bit of butter, some fresh citrus and apple flavors, and a touch of spice on the finish with just a hint of that blood orange.

Pairs well with shellfish, lobster, and risotto. $14.99

Colene Clemens Dopp Creek Pinot Noir 2020, Newberg, Oregon

Varietals: Pinot NoirAlc.14%

Colene Clemens was founded in 2005 by Joe and Victoria Stark

with the purpose of making exceptional pinot noir, and they

named the property in honor of Victoria’s mother. Wine production began in 2008. Spanning 122 acres where the Chehalem Mountains converge with Ribbon Ridge, the estate contains both sedimentary soils

and volcanic soils. Elevation climbs from 350 to 650 feet, where the winery perches with sweeping views of the coast range and valley; 62 acres are planted to pinot noir and chardonnay. The vineyard is

completely dry farmed, and sustainable and organic processes are used whenever possible. The 2020 Dopp Creek opens with delicate aromas of rich purple fruit and thyme flowers. This approachable pinot noir has a juicy and round palate brimming with sweet cranberry and cherry, intermingled with wisps of cardamom and savory herbs. It is well balanced and a delight to sip. This wine is best consumed within the next three to four years.

Pairs well with salmon, roast chicken, pasta dishes $32.99

San Polo 2016 Brunello di Montalcino, Italy

Varietal: Sangiovese Alc. 14%

Brunello is a red wine of great power and elegance, the ultimate expression of Sangiovese. In Montalcino it is characterized by its reddish-brown color and intense aromas and flavors. San Polo, the Allegrini estate in Montalcino, makes their Brunello guided by respect for the land and sustainability. This Brunello pours an intense ruby red color with garnet reflections. The nose expresses the typical aromas of violet and small red fruits. There are hints of underbrush, aromatic wood, vanilla, and jam, followed by subtle notes of intense and persistent coffee. It is a warm wine in the mouth, with a dense and full-bodied texture. The finish is long, with well-defined tannins. Brunello di San Polo withstands long aging and improves with time in the bottle with earthy, savory aromas emerging, along with flavors of black currant and raspberry and notes of earth, iron and juniper. Best from 2025 through 2045.

Pairs well with rich risottos, roast lamb, steak with mushroom sauce. $64.99

Château Les Trois Croix 2016 Bordeaux, Fronsac, France

Varietals: Merlot, Cabernet Franc Alc.14.5%

Chateau Les Trois Croix dates back to at least 1712 when the large stone tower was carved and inscribed Trois Croix, which is translated to three crosses. However, we started paying attention to the property after Patrick Leon purchased the vineyard in 1995. Prior to taking over Les Trois Croix in 1995, Patrick Leon was the winemaker for Chateau Mouton Rothschild in Pauillac. Sadly, Patrick Leon passed away in 2018. Today, the property is managed by his son, Bertrand Leon. The 20-hectare Right Bank vineyard of Chateau Les Trois Croix is planted with 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The terroir is limestone and clay soils. The vineyard is well placed at the peak of the Fronsac appellation with an elevation of 87 meters at its high point. This wine pours

a deep brilliant red color. The fruity nose has hints of black currant and blackberry. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with bright, precise black fruit and savory layers, framed by grainy tannins and finishing with a refreshing lift.

Pairs well with barbecued chicken, pork, duck, $34.99

Famille Brunier Le Pigeoulet 2019, Rhône France

Varietals: 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Carignan, 5% Cinsault Alc. 14%

Brothers Frédéric and Daniel are the fourth generation of their family to farm the land of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. They have worked hard to solidify the legacy left by their father, Henri, and their great-grandfather, Hippolyte. Their Pigeoulet is exuberant and approachable. At table, it is versatile and generous, with abundant aromas of blackberries, herbs, and licorice that can complement a wide range of foods. The structure is sturdy with density and freshness, herbs, licorice and blackberries. Oak tannins show through, since 50% of the wine is aged in oak foudres for 18 months.  

Pairs well with braised beef, pork, and cassoulet. $21.99

While you’re in the store, take a look at some of the new beers we have: Maine Beer’s flagship IPA, Lunch; another Maine Beer favorite, Peeper, a smooth pale ale with hints of citrus and some malt sweetness; and one of the best Belgian-style white beers this side of Belgium, Allagash White — made with coriander and curaçao orange peel, it’s lovely on a hot summer day. 

Find out about new wine arrivals and other events at Savour by following us n Facebook and Instagram. 

Kathleen’s Price-Value Gems:

Unique to SAVOUR our three price-value 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 wine tasting with Anthony 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 with new selections regularly added…& 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 – July

Savour Wine Tastings!

September 24 – Joe Nardone – M.S. Walker – Biodynamic Wines

October 1 – Casey Gruttadauria – Ideal Wines

October 8 – Gary Ballard – MS Walker 

October 15 – Gordon Alexander – owner Terroir Wines

October 23 – Dave Bender – Vineyard Road Wines

October 29 – Harry Zarkades – owner Main Street Wines November 5 – Manny Gonzales – Horizon Beverage Company

Continuing to offer a case discount 0f 10% on wines and all items purchased with the case to all customers. Wine Club members get 5% off on 6 bottles and all items purchased with the 6 bottles. Thanks again for your support!

 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 are pleased to continue curbside pickup service

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

Trails and Sails Starts Today Friday Sept 16

The Essex National Heritage Area Trails and Sails event begins today and last for 10 days. Free events throughout Essex are being offered in a wide range of interests and activities. Some require reservations but are still free, so check it out online. You can search by location or activity type. It’s a wonderful opportunity to experience our area! Here’s what’s going on in Gloucester:

Sawyer Free Library Receives State Grant for Innovative STEM Programming 

Cape Ann Community

Library to Launch Young Gloucester Scientist’s Club for Elementary and Middle School Students

It’s full STEM ahead forSawyer Free Library‘s young patrons with the launch ofYoung Gloucester Scientist’s Club,anew innovative after-school program made possible through a federalLibrary Services and Technology Act(LSTA) grant from theMassachusetts Board of Library Commissioners(MBLC).

The grant of $9,800 will expand Gloucester’s public library’s programming to promote interest in science, engineering, technology, and math (STEM) learning. TheYoung Gloucester Scientist’s Clubsupports the digital, scientific and technological goals of 4th through 8th graders aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. It will introduce young scientists to Gloucester community members with careers across a variety of STEM fields and connect them with Gloucester’s natural environment.

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) awarded Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) direct grants to public libraries at its July 7, 2022…

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