The GloucesterCast Will Be Streaming From Stage Fort Park 8AM For The Bluefin Blowout 5K Sunday 5/7/23 Link to join here-

The GloucesterCast Will Be Streaming From Stage Fort Park 8AM For The Bluefin Blowout 5K Sunday 5/7/23

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It was a hellova week putting the Meatball Challenge together. Great teams make magic happen!

Anthony Saputo Chad Johnson Pat Dalpiaz Jim Dalpiaz Gmg Chris Tj Ciarametaro @Joe Palmisano Craig Kimberley Doug Keiles and the entire St Peter’s Club did a great job. The entrants crushed it and in the end the vote was tight. Joe Virgilio and Sclafanis donated rolls. Causeway and Pat and Jimmy donated the chaffing setups. Thanks to those that helped and those that donated!

We’re on to the Bluefin Blowout 5K!

Live-streaming from Stage Fort Park Visitor Center and also Jimmy Dalpiaz will be driving the Lyon Waugh Auto Group Pace Car while Nichole Wadsworth Schrafft is on camera covering the beginning of the race! Sunday morning at 8 we go live

Cape Ann Arts Alive

Registration is now open for CAPE ANN ARTS ALIVE, a late-summer arts program for children, designed to foster pride and a sense of belonging to the rich cultural heritage of

Cape Ann through music, dance, theater, art, and engagement with nature and community.

Cape Ann Arts Alive ~ Summer Program 2023 “Time and Tide” ~ Gloucester 1623. before and after

WHO: For children (age 6-12) and teenage mentors (age 13-17).

WHAT:An experiential performance/arts program.

Each morning is full of singing, dancing, theatrics, and art projects that reflect the unique essence of Cape Ann. In the past we have explored the legends of Dogtown and the Gloucester Harbor, the story of Joan of Arc on Washington St., the Bells and the Sculptures of Gloucester, the Times and Tides of Cape Ann over centuries, and the many different Boats that have traversed her waters. Our theme for 2023? Gloucester’s400+yearhistory, of course!

WHERE: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 48 Middle St., Gloucester.

Daily activities are based at SJC’s versatile, centrally located facility, with two excursions:

  1. Tuesday, Cape Ann Museum for a guided tour and hands-on workshop
  2. Wednesday, a harbor sail on the Schooner Adventure.

WHEN: August 21-25, Monday-Friday, 8:30am –1:00 pm.

InAddition:Therewillbeperformanceopportunitiesinthefallforthe“CAAASingers”,anoptionalextensionofourSummerProgram.WehavealreadybeeninvitedtoperformattheopeningreceptionfortheannualSchoonerFestivalonLaborDayweekend,attheannualMiddleStreetWalkonDecember 9th,andafewotherGloucester400+communityevents,detailspending.

HOW:Each morning children will rotate through a schedule of music/dance/theater/arts activities, led by a staff of artist/musician educators and other facilitators.

WHY: Because it is soooooo much FUN to learn about this magnificent region, and celebrate with friends and community through the arts!

OUR MISSION is to foster children’s appreciation for the unique environment, history and culture of Cape Ann, as well as their sense of belonging to the ongoing story of this unique region. Through the creative disciplines of music, visual arts, theater, dance, and connection with the people and places of the area, we strive to cultivate curiosity, encourage artistic expression, build confidence and a desire to engage generously with peers and community.

VISIT US! On our website:, on facebook, or email:

Magnolia Cafe, A Great Way To Start Or End Your Day!

Fuel your day with a delicious start, or wind down with a satisfying finish. Our menu has something for every craving, from breakfast classics to pizza, subs, burgers, and more. Come indulge and make your day even better with Magnolia Cafe!Open Daily 7am-8pm20 Lexington Ave – Gloucester, MAOnline ordering available at www.mymagcafe.comDelivery now available through Doordash



Dory rowing season is here.

We’ve made great progress the last couple weeks in prepping our race dories for the season.  Thank you to those who donated some time to help!!  We have a little more work to do before the launch, so if you can spare a couple hours this Saturday, May 6th, between 9am – 12 noon, meet us at 28 Gee Ave in Gloucester to roll the dories and finish the painting of the insides.  The weather looks great for painting and with a little help, we can finish them up and be ready to launch on May 13th.

For those of you who can not make it down to help, and plan to row as the weather improves or would just like to support our organization that brings so much tradition to Gloucester, please go to and pay you dues.  There will be more opportunities to donate time as we have many events planned with dory elimination races June 10th, welcoming our friends from the CDRA and Schooner Bluenose July 6th – 9th, our 2nd eliminations & annual trip to Nova Scotia in August, and much more (also posted on our website schedule of events).  Get out and row, enjoy the racing, and broaden your experience with the IDRC in 2023.

I’m sure we will need a trailer or two for launch day.  If you can help out on May 13th, please respond.

Topside Bistro For Weekday Dinner

We finally got ourselves over to Topside Bistro for a weekday dinner. Formerly Topside Grill, the new Topside Grill on Rogers Street is now open and operating. It was a quiet evening downstairs for our dinner. The booth style seats appear to be refurbished, there’s local artwork on the walls and as one other customer noted “It’s a great bar up there.”

I had a house salad with sirloin tips and Jim tried the shrimp tacos. There are plenty of non-meat options as well as a variety of non alcoholic drinks. There’s a good selection of appetizers, several of which appealed to me for a meal choice. We enjoyed a pleasant meal with excellent service (thanks Erika!). The bar area indeed was hopping! Welcome to Rogers Street Topside Bistro!


GLOUCESTER STAGE COMPANY (Rebecca BradshawArtistic DirectorChristopher GriffithManaging Director) is proud to announce the opening of its 44th Season with a fresh take on Noël Coward‘s iconic 1930’s comedy, PRIVATE LIVES. Directed by award-winning director, educator, and actor, Diego Arciniegas, this Tony Award and Drama Desk Winner for Best Revival will run from June 2 through June 25.

Set in a sophisticated world of cocktails, glamour, and sparkling repartee, PRIVATE LIVES, one of Noël Coward’s most brilliantly realized plays, is an uproarious romantic comedy that follows the ups, downs, and all-around of passion and betrayal. In this wildly entertaining revival, once-married Elyot and Amanda cross paths on their unexpectedly adjoined honeymoons – the same hotel, same resentments, but with new spouses. Sharp words evolve into fresh sparks, followed by an endless roundabout of chaos and romance where enemies become lovers and lovers become fools. 

Making his Gloucester Stage directorial debut, Diego Archinegas brings a unique perspective to this beloved classic, infusing it with a modern sensibility and fresh energy. PRIVATE LIVES’ accomplished cast includes Jennifer Bubriski(Louise)Katie Croyle (Amanda Prynne), Gunnar Manchester (Elyot Chase)Stephen Shore (Victor Prynne), and Serenity S’rae(Sibyl Chase).

“I’m ecstatic to be launching my first season at Gloucester Stage with the hilarious antics of these Noël Coward couples,” said Rebecca Bradshaw, the theater company’s new Artistic Director. “Under the helm of Diego Arciniegas, I cannot wait to see how the play explores new realities behind Coward’s past while infusing these performances with a new mystery. It’ll surely be a wild ride!” 

“We are thrilled to be opening our 44th Season with PRIVATE LIVES,” said Christopher GriffithManaging Director of the Gloucester Stage. “Noël Coward’s comedy is a timeless classic, and we are excited to present it to our audiences in a new and innovative way.”

“There is an intriguing dimension to Coward’s impossible and restlessly smart characters. I’ve always thought I detected darker, truer people lurking beneath the effervescence of his allegedly and admittedly glib comedies,” shared PRIVATE LIVES’ Director Diego Archinegas. “Time has revealed Coward engaged in espionage on behalf of the British Government. If the plays, the international tours, and the cabarets were the cover, I wonder if there might not be more than personal frailty lurking beneath the shallow mask of his character’s manners.”

The 2023 Season at Gloucester Stage has been made possible by the Shubert Foundation and the Applied Materials Foundation. PRIVATE LIVES is made possible with support from The Hamilton Group and Andrée Robert at Engel & Völkers.

PRIVATE LIVES will run from Friday, June 2 – Sunday, June 25.All performances, unless noted, are Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 pm, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm, and Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 pm at Gloucester Stage Company located at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester. 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW: Tickets to the Gloucester Stage 2023 season are on sale now. Single Ticket prices range from $15 to $67, with discounts available for seniors, military families, college students, youth under 18 years of age, EBT Cardholders, WIC benefits, and Cape Ann residents. For detailed ticket information, visit

Season Packages start at $200 for four tickets for any mainstage performance and include early access to seating, no fees, and free ticket exchanges. Packages can be purchased or renewed by calling the Box Office at 978.281.4433 or visiting

For additional information, contact The Box Office, located at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, or can be reached at 978.281.4433or