Help Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday!

Cape Ann Community

Make a donation this weekend without leaving home!

Residents of Gloucester, Ipswich, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Rockport: please leave non-perishable, unexpired food donations in a bag by your mailbox this Saturday to be delivered by your local letter carrier to The Open Door!

PLEASE, NO GLASS!

MOST NEEED ITEMS:

  • Coffee
  • Condiments (ketchup, mustard, mayo, and salad dressings)
  • Cooking oil
  • Peanut butter
  • Tuna

IF you live outside the above communities, please contact your local post office to learn if they will be participating in the National Association of Letter Carrier’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive this year.

Thank you! Your support helps stock the shelves and connect local people to the food they need to thrive.

In 2022, The Open Door helped stabilize the lives and health of 8,486 people from 4,872 households through the distribution of 1.78 million pounds of food.

More information about The Open Door and its programs available at 

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Let’s put the FUN in FundraiserJOIN US FOR THE BLUEIN BASHJULY 24, 2023

Join us for the Bluefin Bash FUNdraiser, benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association

July 24th

6:00PM – 10:00PM

Under the tent at the Cape Ann’s Marina Resort

75 Essex Ave. Gloucester, MA 01930

Dinner | Entertainment | Unique Live Auction Experiences

And did we mention FUN

$500 per ticket – $5,000 per table of 10 – $3,000 per table of 6

Limited Tickets Available



CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE FUN

Gloucester Student Arts Festival Returns Saturday May 13 2023

We are happy the Gloucester Student Arts Festival is able to return this year to showcase the variety of arts talents from our Gloucester High School senior class. Activities will be held tomorrow at MAGMA, Cape Ann Museum and various other locations from noon – 5 PM . Additional information at this link. Thank you Toni and Allie for the time today. See you around tomorrow!

Quick Work by Gloucester Fire Department Prevents Spread of Apartment Building Fire

Quick work by Gloucester firefighters prevented Thursday’s fire from spreading to an attached house. (Courtesy Gloucester Fire Department)

Chief Eric Smith reports that the Gloucester Fire Department quickly extinguished a fire overnight in an apartment building.

At 1 a.m. Thursday, crews received a report of a fire at 59 Prospect St., at the intersection with Mason Street. The first arriving company found fire on the staircase and landing that connects 59 Prospect St. with a building at 25 Mason St.

The fire was knocked down within minutes of firefighters’ arrival.

“If not for the quick response and knockdown of this fire, the damage and loss would have been far more significant,” Chief Smith said.

Five people were displaced until repairs are made to the building.

After an investigation, it was found that cause of the fire was careless disposal of smoking materials. The Gloucester Fire Department reminds residents to properly dispose of smoking materials, whether inside or outside.

Station coverage was provided by Beauport Ambulance and the Rockport Fire Department.

Help us launch the race boats this Saturday May 13th.

The IDRC will be launching the race boats this Saturday May 13th @ 9AM.  Meet us at 28 Gee Ave in Gloucester to help load the boats on trailers and transport to the landing at the high school.  3 boats to launch and 2 boats to pull.  Should only take an hour or so, and we will be ready for the season.  We will need one more trailer and a few hands to make light work of moving the dories.  Let us know if you can make it, or if you have a truck/trailer available that morning.

The board will also hold a meeting next week on Tuesday evening, May 16th @ 7pm at the dory shop, Harbor Loop, Gloucester.  If you’d like to help out with our upcoming events, feel free to stop by and contribute.  The more you put in the more you can get out of your membership.

See you this Saturday!!

THIS SATURDAY, May 13, 2 – 4 pmCOMPLIMENTARYFINE WINE TASTING @ SAVOUR WITH GORDON ALEXANDER, OWNER OF TERROIR WINES

GORDON ALEXANDER, WINE MERCHANT & OWNER, TERRIOR WINES, works directly with winemakers here and abroad, innovators that cherish their land, producing wines expressing the sense of place with minimal intervention in the vineyard and cellar. Most are organic, some biodynamic, all sustainable. Wines that are as unique and individual as their makers.

WINES

Tenutta Carretta Roero Arneis, Piedmont, Italy

Varietal: Arneis, Alc. 13.5%

Founded in 1467, Tenuta Carretta is one of the oldest and most historic wineries in the area. The estate consists of the winery, two high-end restaurants (one at the winery and the other in Barolo on the Cannubi hill), the Charme Hotel, and a Wine ShopAll the vineyards of Tenuta Carretta are part of the Langhe-Roero and Monferrato winemaking district, an extraordinary territory named a UNESO World Heritage Site in 2014, and which today extends to about 70 hectares. 35 hectares makeup a single plot that extends south to northwest as an amphitheater around the winery, but the property’s vineyards also extend close to the Langhe. In the vineyard, Tenuta Carretta Philosophy is based on sustainability (environmental, technical, and economical). They use integrated viticulture techniques that allow for a limited amount of chemical treatments only when they are indispensable to protect development of the plant. Arneis is a grape that has been neglected in Piedmont, but some producers, such as Tenuta  Carretta, have seen its potential. This Arneis has aromas of peach and melon and flavors melon, apple, and tangerine, plus some white flowers, with peaches and cream and butter poached pear. This is ripe and oily in texture, with mouth-coating viscosity and a concentrated finish. Pairs well with creamy pasta, fish, chicken. $ 34.99

Adega Ponte de Lima Vinho Verde Rose, Minho, Portugal

Varietals: 90% Vinhao, 5% Padeiro,5% Espadeiro, Alc.11%

In the far north of Portugal, the Minho district is famed for its Vinho Verdes, “green wines” produced from grapes that are just freshly ripe. These lightly ripened grapes give bright, fresh wines, often with a hint of carbonation, designed to be drunk very fresh and young. While most Vinho Verde is white, there are red and rosĂ© Vinho Verdes produced as well. Ponte de Lima Vinho Verde Rose is produced by the Adega, a cooperative of almost 2,000 very small growers in the surrounding vineyard lands founded in 1959. The RosĂ© is salmon in color and slightly spritzy. Red fruits on the nose are followed by delicate flavors of red and wild berries on the palate, balanced with a refreshing acidity.Pairs well with appetizers, fish, seafood. $ 9.99

Lauverjat Moulin des Vrilleres Sancerre Rose 2021, Loire, France

Varietal: Pinot Noir, Alc. 12.5%

The Lauverjat family has been growing grapes in Sancerre for generations in the tiny village of Sury-en-Vaux. Husband-and-wife team Christian and Karine have 12-hectares of vines in Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume. They have made improvements over the years, including a transition to sustainable viticulture. They favor working the soil and use a seaweed to combat disease, reducing chemical intervention. They grow grass in the rows to prevent erosion. Several years ago, they invested in a new clay filtration system that allows them to very gently filter the wines without stripping them of their character. The wines from Lauverjat represent some of the best values to be had from the appellation. The 2021 Sancerre RosĂ© is fermented and aged in stainless steel. It pours a beautiful salmon color and has enticing aromas of wild strawberries with the classic mineral backbone that typifies the wines of Sancerre. Serves as an aperitif. Pairs well with salads, chicken, and spicy food. $29.99

St. Jacques D’Albas Le Petit Saint Jacques

Varietals:55% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 10% Carignane, Alc.15%

Château St Jacques d’Albas is situated in the Minervois, tucked in between the medieval city of Carcassonne, the Black Mountains and the Canal du Midi. This winery’s 26 hectares of organic vines are just a portion of their total 60 hectares of forest and garrigue – teeming with wildlife – complete with an 11th century chapel. At the winery, a small team led by owner Graham Nutter, craft superb reds, whites and rosĂ©s, all of which are farmed organically. Their secondary wine is Le Petit Saint Jacques, but don’t be fooled, there is nothing small about Le Petit Saint Jacques! An exciting Coteaux de Peyriac (IGP) blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Carignane, vinified and aged in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks to preserve purity of fruit. Le Petit Saint Jacques pours a deep ruby red.  Violets and black fruits on the nose with light touches of spice lead to an intense, full-bodied and fleshy palate with fine tannins well integrated. Pairs well with charcuterie, grilled meats. $19.99

Quinto do Casal Monteiro Clavis Aurea, Tejo, Portugal

Varietals: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Cabernet Sauvignon Alc. 13.5%

Quinta do Casal Monteiro produces estate wines from Portuguese and international varietals planted on about 200 acres of vineyards, located on the Campo terroir directly along the Tejo (Tagus) River in Portugal’s Tejo wine district.The winery was founded on the legacy of Dom Luis de Margaride, who inherited the estate in 1928 and devoted his life to the study of viticulture in the Tejo river valley – one of the oldest wine regions on the Iberian Peninsula. When the current generation of the family took the reins in 1979, they modernized the winery and returned the vineyards to a more natural form of management, including replacing pesticides with integrated pest management (IPM, biocontrol through natural predators). Today, the Quinta produces a range of terrific wines showcasing the best of the Tejo district’s bright fruit and clean style.Clavis Aurea is blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, and Cabernet Sauvignon from 30-year old vines. This is a rich, velvety wine. Brilliant deep garnet in color, with aromatic hints of red ripe fruit, jelly, black plums and cocoa on the nose. On the palate it is powerful and velvety with an intense and persistent finish. Pairs well with roasted meat, aged cheese.$24.99

Bernard MagrezL’Aurore de Gascogne Le Douceur de Vignes, Gascony, France

Varietal : Gros MansengAlc. 12%

Gascogny is the region in southwest France that sweeps south from the Bordeaux region down to the Pyrenees Mountains and the Spanish border.The Cotes de Gascogne appellation is slightly inland, nestled behind the pine forests of Les Landes, 5,000 square miles of former marsh, moor and dunefield that was stabilized with maritime pine tree plantations in the early 1800s.Born in Bordeaux in 1936, Bernard Magrez left school at 16 to begin trading wine. Over the decades, he has built a formidable firm owning no less than forty-three individual domains, including several of Bordeaux’s most famous Crus Classes. In fact, he is the only individual to own 4 separate Cru Classe Chateaux. Today Magrez has properties now all over the world, and a yacht racing team.At Magrez’ estate in the Cotes de Gascogne, he produces two wines, both made from 100% Gros Manseng. The dry version is a classic Cote de Gascogne, dry, crisp, and clean.

The Aurore de Gascogne Le Douceur de Vignes, however, is his masterpiece from this estate: lightly sweet, with heady floral aromas and a long delicate finish. Pairs well with a lunchtime picnic, afternoon fruit and cheese board, or to accompany a cheese selection after dinner. $17.99

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

And don’t forget to check out what’s new in our beer case, including two juicy NE IPAs and a clean, refreshing rice lager from East Regiment Brewing, a veteran-owned brewery in Salem, and a delicate, refreshing Helles from Rockport Brewing.

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 Gordon 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

Savour Wine Tastings!

April 29 – Wendy Koder – Regional Manager of R&B Wine Imports

May 6 – Brooke Overheiser of Connoisseur Wines

May 13 – Gordon Alexander, Owner Terroir Wines

May 20 – Gary Ballard of MS Walker

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

Little River Landing On A Spring Day

I just love this little spot along Essex Ave near Magnolia Ave year round but especially on a pretty spring day. In the “Information You Didn’t Know You Needed” department; here’s an excerpt from the City’s listing of public landings describing the area (I only have a small bone to pick regarding the condition of the parking area but that’s an ongoing issue) apparently updated in 2010:

13. LITTLE RIVER LANDING (aka Stubby Knowles and Frenchmen’s Pier), Essex
Avenue at Magnolia Avenue. Assessor’s Map 220/Lot 50.
STATUS: Public. Laid out by the County Commissioners in 1973. Recorded at the
Registry of Deeds, Book 5999, Page 672. Also found in County Engineers Plan
3123.
CONDITION: Large area with great potential. Good location, plenty of room for
parking, and several possible locations for a simple launch area. The Department
of Public Works repaired the smelt fish pier and the parking area. Presently no
launch area except a rough dirt path for carry-downs. Plaque, but not in a
noticeable location. Very overgrown and neglected. Picnic bench. New plaque on
a rock.

Teacup Flower Sale

Cape Ann Community

Seaside Garden Club members will be selling Teacups in front of Manchester Post Office on Saturday, May 13, to benefit the club’s 2023-2024 season. This is our only fundraiser of the year. Just in time for Mothers’ Day, pick out a fancy teacup with a flowering plant tucked inside.

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