How long have you lived in Gloucester? 

5 years

What is your favorite season in Gloucester? 

Summer, by a mile. 

Do you have a secret outdoor spot in Gloucester where you go to “get away”? 

I’m not sure it’s much of a secret, but it’s always quiet and beautiful on Coffins Beach. 

Favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?

Bravo! Delicious. But if you haven’t had a pizzetta at Tonno (does that count?), you should. 

Favorite sub shop in Gloucester? 

I can’t believe it, but I can’t remember having a sub in Gloucester. Alicia’s wraps at Cove Cafe are a favorite.  

Romantic dinner in Gloucester? 

Tonno or Oak to Ember

Favorite bar in Gloucester?

Tonno! Paulo, Alex & Ryan are the best bartenders in town!

Favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?

Sugar Mags. We go hapless at the shop when they take vacation. 

Favorite local event in Gloucester?

Bluefin, of course! 

In the summer, do you prefer the beach or to or to be on a boat? 

Boat, but I’d have to try hard to have a bad day on the beach!

Who is your favorite local artist? 

Way too many list – we are so lucky to have the dynamic art community we have now, and have had for over 100 years . But in anticipation of his installation this summer at the Cape Ann Museum, I’ll say one of my all time favorites, Edward Hopper. 

Which is your favorite local beach?

Wingaersheek after 4pm. It’s like I raised my kids there. So many memories 🙂

Who has the best deck in Gloucester for dinner/drinks?

the Studio

Who has the best chowder in town? 

Fish chowder at the Causeway is our go-to, but I just had a coconut curry fish chowder at  Oak to Ember that I’d eat every day for eternity. 

What are some favorite local online websites/Instagram accounts?

GMG! And @cutbridgecrazziness

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder? 

Love both. 

Name an unsung hero. 

The folks at Cape Ann Special Olympics do an extraordinary job. CASO has a Special Olympics Global Ambassador and at least one Massachusetts Hall of Famer! They are doing inspiring things every day with wonderful (and very competitive!) individuals. 

What is your favorite local band? 

I don’t get to see as many as I’d like, so I’m going to work on that 🙂

Karen Hanson

Owner Broker of Engel & Völkers By the Sea

Going Live at 9:00AM Sunday For The GloucesterCast Livestream From Googans Galley Essex 3/26/23 Link to join here-

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Going Live at 9:00AM Sunday For The GloucesterCast Livestream From Googans Galley Essex 3/26/23

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Kate’s Dad Buzza Foley Inducted Into The Beverly High Hall Of Fame

William J. Foley, Jr., Best known as a very successful BHS soccer coach, William J. Foley Ir., a graduate of the Beverly High School class of 1969, he was also a hockey and baseball player for three years. He quickly moved the BHS soccer program from club level to interscholastic league play and to North Shore prominence.

His father, William Foley, Sr, who was Superintendent of schools, helped to develop the BHS boys hockey program in its early years with no inside rink (practiced on Kelleher’s pond) and with no youth hockey teams. So both coaches started from ‘scratch’.

The challenge for the soccer coach was to motivate and recruit students who wanted to play football or cross country in the fall season. Coach Foley was able to assemble a full varsity and IV team from the very first season. His teams were famous for not backing down or backing up. Each year the team’s skill level and the record improved, reaching the State finals against Lexington in 1979.

Bill’s greatest talent as a coach was as a motivator. He did not want BHS teams to be out- worked, to be prepared to represent Beverly High School as a group of student athletes. BHS may not have had the most skilled players, but no team in the NEC played harder. A notable player was Mayor Cahill.

Statistically, Bill had a record of 114-34-26, first or second in NEC each year, in the State Tournament for eight straight years, and two-time Salem News ‘Coach of the Year’

Beyond statistics, the most important trait of Coach Bill Foley was that he was remembered as the supreme motivator of his teams, often times with less talented players.

Welcome back Mayer Tree Service to the Bluefin Blowout! Thank you for your continued support.Here’s to another year of hoisting tuna! 🐟

Welcome back Mayer Tree Service to the Bluefin Blowout! Thank you for your continued support.
Here’s to another year of hoisting tuna! 🐟

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Sponsor the Bluefin Blowout, presented by the Lyon-Waugh Auto Group, benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association

Update on Replica Tea Party Ship Beaver

You may have seen that the historic replica of the Tea Party Ship Beaver recently launched from the Maritime Railways. Some wondered if she would return. The updated location is just across the harbor at the Marine Railways on Rocky Neck. She looks pretty smart sitting there along with so many other fine vessels.

Gloucester 400+ presents – The Future of Gloucester Panel Series: The Future of our Workforce

Cape Ann Community

March 30th // Doors at 6:00pm // Gloucester Stage Company

The Future of Gloucester Series is a selection of panels throughout our 400th year focused on looking towards our next hundred.

The first panel of our series, The Future of our Workforce, will feature representatives from a selection of local programs geared towards training Gloucester’s next generation in trades from fishing and farming to science and administration. What new skills and practices will be needed from our local workers to ensure the future of our local economy continues to thrive? Find out at this free, open to the public event!

Free | Open to the Public | Beer & Wine Provided by Gloucester Stage Company

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