Mamie’s Kitchen  Is Taking Orders For Her Decadent Coffee Rolls!

Here we go!!!!!!!

WHAT: Our first 2 dates for pre-order and pick up, coffee rolls only for these dates. Gluten Free available. $4.75 each

WHEN: Pick up OCT 30th from 9am-11am

(update Oct 23 is full no longer taking orders)

WHERE: Parking lot of 23 East Main St, Gloucester.

HOW to order: email the following info to


Quantity of rolls:

Date and time of pick up:

Venmo @mamieskitchen or cash on pick up

Are you ready to get this party started?!

Video: Cape Ann Residents Rescue Baby Cormorant

Last night (Oct 17) a makeshift surgical team — including two nurses — rescued a baby cormorant that had become entangled in some fishing hooks, line and sinker.  The cormorant was found on the edge of the road at the corner of Beach and Granite at 8:30pm in Rockport. It was barely able to walk because the fishing line was wrapped around the bird’s wing and right leg. One hook was in his foot and one in his wing. Part of the fishing line had grown into the wing, but it was not infected  After more than 30 minutes of “surgery,” the cormorant’s right foot and wing were freed from two hooks, some line and a large sinker.  It was then released at Back Beach where it immediately walked to the water and swam away.  Surgical team members included Mike & Paula Giblin, Elizabeth Fox and Ken Nolet of Rockport, and Peter Rosamilia of Gloucester; cell phone video was taken by Anne Jones, who also did some timely Cormorant handling research. 

Gloucester Meetinghouse



October 18, 2022


Bring the whole family to the Gloucester Meetinghouse at the corner of Church and Middle Streets on Sunday, October 30
for an entertaining afternoon of classic silent movies with live keyboard accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis.

Children and adults of all ages will be delighted with the musical interpretation of keyboard artist Jeff Rapsis as he infuses new life
into three works from the early era of cinematic history. Rapsis has entertained audiences of all ages across New England with his
fresh interpretation of this lost technique. The three films were selected for their wide appeal featuring non-stop action and knee-slapping
comedy routines. Presented on a large screen with live keyboard accompaniment, the afternoon of silent films offers a unique artform
and an unforgettable experience for all.

Tickets are available online at or at the door. General seating $15; students with ID $5; children under 12 free.

The three films to be shown on October 30 are:

The Haunted House (1921)
Buster Keaton stars in this film about a gang of robbers, a crooked bank manager, and the bank’s teller who converge on a booby-trapped house
decorated to appear haunted in order to fool the authorities. A series of uproarious encounters between the antagonists leaves the audience
wondering who the true villain really is.

The Floorwalker (1916)
Charlie Chaplin stars in his signature role as The Tramp in this early comedy. The antics of an unruly customer (Chaplin) foil the crooked manager’s
plans to make off with the store’s cash. This film features sight gags galore with an early version of an attempt to run down the up escalator and one
character “mirroring” the movements of another.

The Kid (1921)
Written, directed, and produced by Charlie Chaplin. Chaplin plays the role of The Tramp who cares for a young boy whose mother left him for adoption.
The three lives become intertwined in this heartwarming story of reconciliation and reunion.

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.

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

From our friend Pauline from Pauline’s Gift

October is #NationalWomensSmallBusinessMonth
It seems to be the best kept secret in #gloucesterma

Please get out and shop local.

Pauline’s Gifts

Pauline’s Gifts

Essex Scarecrow Map

I love this annual tradition. The Essex Scarecrow building tradition is in full swing. You can click on this map and see where they are to take a drive and view them all. Much thanks to everyone who plays along and takes the time to pick up supplies and build one of these excellent scarecrows for others to enjoy.

Update on Previous Mobil Station on Essex Ave

Many of you have noticed the property at 65-73 Essex Ave in Gloucester has been closed and actions have been taken to begin renovations as you see here. We understand that Fresh Fields Gloucester LLC will be opening up a new Reverie 73 dispensary after razing the two existing buildings. Previously released information indicated this property would retain the gas station and convenience store and we don’t have updated information on that to this point. You can learn more about Reverie 73 here.

We’re Hiring – Showroom Coordinator

Cape Ann Home

Grand Banks is looking for a well-organized showroom coordinator to join our growing team. The right candidate will have great communication, enjoy talking to people, and is good with attention to detail. Our home base is located in Gloucester, MA, but we have recently opened a second location in Waltham to help serve the MetroWest community.  See more

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