Free $20 Card When You Spend $100 on Gift Cards this Holiday Season. Offer is available online or at any Serenitee Group restaurant.!




for every $100 you spend on gift cards, now through December 23rd

This special holiday offer is availableonlineor at anySerenitee Group restaurant. Online orders must be placed before 12.16.20 for delivery on or by Christmas Eve.

*Bonus $20 Card valid all of 2021!

With restaurants across the North Shore offering unique takeout & dine-in experiences…

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…there is something for everyone on your list!


Opus.The Spot Georgetown.Hale Street Tavern.Maggie’s Farm.Minglewood Harborside.The Spot Winchester.15 Walnut.Cala’s.

TAJ.Little Red Rooster.

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Dogtown 5-mile Trail Run

Cape Ann Community

Cape Ann Trail Stewards (CATS) is having their annual Dogtown 5-mile Trail Run and it is VIRTUAL.  Run the loop on historic trails through Rockport and Gloucester between  December 11-13 (Friday – Sunday) from 7AM Friday until 4PM Sunday. Your entry fee covers a 1-year CATS membership, race goodies and a beanie. There will be prizes for the top finishers.  Electronic and mail-in registration information can be found under Events at .   The trail map is posted on the CATS Facebook page, Profits from the race go to the maintenance and repair of trails on Cape Ann. Grab your shoes and come for a run in Dogtown.

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A virtual event this Saturday for anyone who wants to make a book

Publish Your Book!

Real World Lessons from Local Authors
A group of local authors associated with the Gloucester Writers Center will present a workshop on how to publish your own work using the free Amazon online publishing tools. The free workshop is this Saturday, Dec. 5, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. We’ll walk you through the process, step by step. Anyone can make a book. Photographers. Bakers with recipes to immortalize! Poets. Artists. Even writers! Maybe some of you just completed your novel-in-a-month using the NaNoWriMo challenge and you want to publish your Great American Novel!

Here’s the link you’ll need to join on Saturday:

This event is presented by Literary Cape Ann and the Business of Writing group. 

Ladies’ Night Gift Idea: Coffee Gift Baskets from Breakwater Roasters

Coffee Gift Baskets from Breakwater Roasters 

Taste the difference fresh, locally roasted coffee makes 

Coffee Sampler Gift Baskets $25 Plus every basket purchased during Ladies’ Night will come with a bonus $10 Gift Card to TAJ It’s like two gifts in one! 
Breakwater Roasters & TAJ are located at 3 Duncan Street in Gloucester All our coffee beans are roasted right on site. 

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Wellspring Holiday Store Collection

Cape Ann Home

Last year we were able to partner with Wellspring House to bring the community together and collect donations for their Holiday Store. As we continue to adjust to the new normal, we’d like to once again come together to support our community. With current restrictions preventing Wellsprings annual holiday store, they are instead asking for gift certificates and cash donations. While we can’t have a party this year, we can still help by collecting donations.

From now until December 11th we’ll be collecting donations of gift cards or cash here at Grand Banks. We’ll have a box on the side porch by the warehouse for drop off. If you don’t have the time to get here, you can donate online here. All of the online donations will be used to purchase Cape Ann Gift Certificates, so you can support your community by supporting local businesses. 

Donations received between now…

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The wait is finally over — Sahil Warsi and Kevin Scollins return tonight 12/3 to Feather & Wedge for live jazz! Also, don’t miss out as F&W introduces wine flights… pick 3 from a selection of 7 wines to try 🍷 Visit to view the full dinner menu!

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On The Waterfront with GMGI: November Updates

Cape Ann Community

2020 will be remembered as the year that saw a complete upheaval of daily life. Everyone needed to pivot and adjust — quickly — to a new normal.

Here at GMGI, it was no exception. With the stay-at-home order implemented in the Spring, our research team lost valuable time in the Institute’s laboratories. Our Academy internships were cut short due to closings, and the graduation was both delayed and scaled down.

Despite these obstacles and disappointments, the past eleven months have produced some incredible outcomes.

• The Academy graduated its fourth class (with an impressive 78% graduation rate) and enrolled a full fifth class, which has maintained in-person learning without any positive COVID-19 cases to date.
• We began the expansion of our Academy to create a new biomanufacturing learning environment, made possible by a grant from Governor Baker’s Workforce Development Cabinet.
• Our Science team continued its innovative research…

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Happy Hookers of Cape Ann show up for Ladies (Day?) Night 2020Photos from Cat Cavallinni

The Happy Hookers of Cape Ann, a local group of SLUTS (stressed out ladies unwinding together-during a pandemic!), are making their debut on Main Street during Ladies Night 2020.  They are crocheting and selling cozy handmade ‘warrior shawls’ and blankets in an effort to raise funds toward food insecurity in Gloucester.  Let’s shop locally, help donate locally, these make great holiday gifts.  You can find these creations on Main St. at Mermaid’s Tale (foto with Lourie Killian, owner), The Dress Code (foto with Barbara, owner) as well as Design of Mine (thank you Melissa). They are also in Magnolia at Arts Abound (thank you Sue) and The Magnolia Shoppe (thank you Betty, Magnolia Historical Society).  Much thanks to our local shops for supporting the cause and keeping the Hookers happy!  Contact the Happy Hookers of Cape Ann at if you’d like to place an order.  We will do custom designed colors of your choice.  Stay safe and Happy Holidays!

Minglewood Harborside is happy to announce starting today and every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, we’ll be offering a sushi LUNCH menu for takeout only.

🚨🚨🚨Minglewood Harborside is happy to announce starting today and every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, we’ll be offering a sushi LUNCH menu for takeout only. You can place your order either by phone, online through our website or walk right in. Tis the season for gift cards so we’ll have those available too!!! 💥💥💥✌️