GMG QUESTIONNAIRE SERIES-Nichole Wadsworth Schrafft

How long have you lived in Gloucester?

I moved here right after college graduation in 1993, but my parents are both from Gloucester. I started spending summers here working for Cape Ann Whale Watch during college though as well.

What is your favorite season In Gloucester?

Favorite season is definitely Summer! No question. 

Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”

I often take a walk or drive (depending on the weather) and sitting with a view of Thacher’s Island to think, listen to music, read a book, or write for a bit. Note: my older son’s name is Thatcher.

What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?

I love sweet sauce.  So, I’d say Sebastian’s.

What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?

I’m not a huge sun shop Connoisseur, but if I were going to get a sandwich it’d be at Cafe Bischo.

Romantic dinner destination?
Romantic dinner? What’s that? It has been a long time.   I’m a “sit at the bar and have a good talk” kind of person though.  So, I’d pick someplace with a darkish, quiet bar.  Probably have to say Windward Grill in Essex.

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?

So tough. So many great places depending on mood, who you are going with, etc.  But, I’m a HUGE music fan…. So, I’ll go with Sunday night music at the Rhumb Line… or sitting at the bar at Tonno.

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?

Breakfast at Mike Marker.

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?

Favorite Local event? Bluefin Blowout hands down!!!   However, it’s worth mention that the chamber did a phenomenal job with last summer’s Brew Fest at Stage Fort Park and I can’t wait for next summer’s event.

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

Totally boat…. To the beach. Perfect days are a boat ride down the Annisquam to the backside of Cranes or Wingaersheek or to Jones Creek.

Who is your favorite local artist?

Paula Morgan. If you don’t know her… check her out!

Which is your favorite local beach?

Back side of Wingaersheek

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

Yikes. I can’t pick one. Beauport, Minglewood, and Studio. Sorry.

Who has the best chowder in town?

What are some of your favorite local online websites/Instagram accounts?

Good Morning Gloucester. Obviously. I also follow Bluefin Blowout, Schooner Festival, Maritime Gloucester, and the Beauport properties…. And North shore Magazine. Also North Shore Moms.

Haddock or clam?

Haddock, I guess.   I don’t eat a lot of chowder.

Can you mention an Unsung local hero?

I need two. Two power couples. Warren Waugh and Karen Hansen. Talk about generous and giving back. I can’t even begin to explain how often they step up! Then…. There’s Pat and Jim Dalpiaz.  Seriously, not because I’m biased, but because… since they’ve moved here they have volunteered, stepped up, and helped out in countless ways.  They also visit so many local establishments and constantly spread the word.

What is your favorite local band?

Ouch.  Sorry.  Again, need a few. Dan King, John Jerome, The Bordellos, and Over the Bridge.  Love Millie and the Half Nelsons too.

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