Gloucester’s So Salty

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To celebrate Gloucester’s recognizably salty character, the Cape Ann Museum is partnering with several area cultural institutions and businesses to offer Gloucester’s So Salty on Jan. 22 and 23 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Inspired by the annual Salem’s So Sweet event, this two-day mostly outdoor event will include ice sculptures, salty sweets for sale, free kids’ art activities, and much more.

Teaming up for the event is a unique partnership between Art Haven, Movement Arts Gloucester, MA (MAGMA), Dogtown Books, Discover Gloucester, and the Gloucester Cultural Council. Participants are invited to bundle up and stroll down Pleasant Street and Hancock Street or wander across Main Street and Rogers Street to find any of the following free activities.

At the Cape Ann Museum:

  • Take a selfie with an Ice Sculpture inspired by Virginia Lee Demetrios’ The Gossips in the Cape Ann Museum Courtyard. 
  • Free admission both Saturday and Sunday to view sea-worthy content in the galleries.
  • Create a free salty watercolor in the CAM Studio.
  • On exhibit in the CAM Library & Archives will be materials pertaining to the history of Cape Pond Ice Company. Containing photographs, maps, artifacts patents and more, it might just be “The Coolest Exhibit Around!”
  • Mug Up! Save 10% on CAM’s signature ‘Little House’ and ‘Sea Serpent’ mugs and warm up with a complimentary hot chocolate at the CAM Store. *CAM Members save an additional 10% on select items.
  • Stop by any participating business to write your own Gratitude Gossip, something positive that you’d like to spread around the community, and bring it to the ice sculpture at the Cape Ann Museum.

Partner Offerings:

  • Live Ice Sculpting with Brilliant Ice presented by the Gloucester Cultural Council at the 14C2 Lot next to Gloucester House from 2:00 – 4:00 pm on January 22.
  • Free art activities and buoy pick up from the Lobster Trap Tree at Art Haven
  • The Salt Shaker, a free drop-in dance workshop, from 3:00 – 4:00 pm on Jan 22 and Jan 23 at Movement Arts Gloucester MA (MAGMA).
  • The Seaweed Scream: End the day on Saturday at 4:00 pm at the 14C2 Lot to release some tension in this salty gathering.
  • Search on the sidewalk for snippets of Salty Poetry from Dogtown Books, and write your own poetry with chalk.
  • Stop by Charles Fine Art Gallery to see a salty silkscreen and other seaworthy content
  • 10% off nautical-themed books at the Bookstore of Gloucester.
  • $1 off sea salt at Cape Ann Olive Oil.

Any business, community group, or institution that is inspired to share its salty Gloucester character is welcome to add its own event. To be listed as part of the event offerings, reach out to education@capeannmuseum.orgClick here for the most recent list of participating institutions and events. 

Ready for work on the Trawler Saturn, January 1928. Collection of the Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Gloucester, MA. Gift of Gardner Lamson, 1995 [Acc. #1995.54].

GloucesterCast 544 With Michael Dekoster, Miranda Aisling and Joey C Livestreaming 1/21/22

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5 Steps to ImprovingHome Efficiency 

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Often times when we think of efficiency, we fall into two separate camps. The first camp is using less to save money. The second is environmental, be more efficient to reduce your footprint. I am here to make the case that the two are one and the same. That using less ultimately costs us less, which is better for our environment. Being efficient in our homes this winter means saving money, keeping your home at a cozy temperature and using less resources. It’s a win-win situation.

Join us for a virtual presentation and learn how to choose the right windows for Passive House projects and the in-depth details you need to know for proper installation to maintain the critical PH thermal and air barriers. A focus will be given to field communication best practices.

Thursday, January 20

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Friends Of Seacoast

January 2022
Twenty-eight years ago, we formed Friends of Seacoast to raise funds for
Activities program at Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. This funding
Enables our residents to stay connected to the community in a meaningful way
Both inside and outside the facility. We are sincerely grateful for the continued
support you’ve provided in the past and we are once again asking for your heip.
These funds continue to sponsor monthly luncheons at area restaurants including
the Gloucester House, Azorean, Seaport Grill, Beauport Hotel and many others,
Some luncheons were special couple’s events where romantic meals were
provided. In addition, we viewed fall follage and shopped at Marin and Brooksby
Farms. Other excursions included trips to the movies, ice cream outings, and tours
of Gloucester, Inside activities like dinner theatres and top-notch weekly
Entertainment including birthday parties, baby farm animals, sporting events and
holiday celebrations,
Chinese food buffets on New Year’s and Fenway snacks on Opening Day theme
parties on Super Bowl Sunday, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day Halloween, and
Your gifts light up the faces of the residents when they receive gifts on Valentine’s
Day, Easter, Mothers and Fathers Days and especially Christmas.
These deeply meaningful activities are a direct of your generosity, Please help us
once again to continue to make a difference in the lives of our senior community,
They have given us so much to be thankful for,
We are a volunteer organization so 100% of your gift goes directly to these
activities. Send your tax-exempt gift to Friends of Seacoast, Inc, P.O. Box 1578,
Gloucester, MA 01930,

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WHAT & WHY: Join us this Saturday, January 22nd for a  complimentary wine tasting with Gordon Alexander wine merchant / owner of Terroir Wines.  Gordon will be pouring an eclectic selection of 6 wines, each with a story of their singular terrior representing: Burgundy, Fr., Republic of Georgia and Virginia, USA…6 bottles that may be new to your palette.  As always, the tasting is elevated using our imported Riedel stemware.  

A notable learning experience…. Gordon Alexander, 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.  

WHO: wine merchant, Gordon Alexander together with Savor’s Kathleen Morgan have selected wines dedicated to the principle that care of place matters.

WHEN: This Saturday, January 22nd, from 2pm to 4pm + at Savour

HOW: Saturday tastings are complimentary, as is parking behind the store with rear entrance.

Saturday’s Pourings include:

-Michael Shaps, Petit Manseng, Charlottesville , VA, USA, 2018, Alc. 13%, Varietal: Petit Manseng, Tasting: This wine is our heaviest white and is structured like a Chardonnay.  It transmits an exotic flavor, hinting of grilled pineapple and mango.  It is very aromatic, with a bright, tropical and pleasant acid on the finish that balances out the up front weight. Pairs well: with shellfish and chicken dishes…. $29.99

Michael Shaps, Bourgogne Aligote, “Bouzeron Les Clous” AOC, Burgundy Fr. 2020, Alc. 13%, Varietal: Aligote, Tasting: This Aligoté comes from two vineyard sites—one in Savigny-les-Beaune and the other in Bouzeron.   The bright fruit notes express citrus and honeysuckle, while the palate has the crisp varietal acidity and good balance and length that is attributed to the pre-fermentation maceration. Pairs well: cured meats, pasta with clams, rich fish (salmon, tuna), shellfish, mild and soft cheeses….$24.99

-Michael Shaps “ Wild Meadow Vineyard Chardonnay”, Shenandoah, VA
., Alc. 13.5%  Varietal: Chardonnay Tasting: This is a fantastic wine. Complex for a white with pear and honeysuckle notes, and a run of flavors from beginning to aftertaste. Pale lemon in color with a developing medium plus intensity nose. Green apple, lemon, pear, vanilla, spice, coconut. Dry, medium bodied, medium alcohol plus intensity on the body. Buttered popcorn, vanilla, pear, lemon, toast. Truly a unique wine. Drink now but suitable for aging. Pairs well: mushroom risotto, lobster, shrimp and halibut… $27.99  

Michael Shaps Petit Verdot, Monticello, VA, USA, Alc. 13.5%, Varietal: Petit Verdot, Tasting: Bold, structured…whiffs of smoke and dark-roast coffee meander pleasantly amid bright red-cherry and licorice flavors in this full-bodied Petit Verdot. The palate is woody and shows abundant tannins, but it’s elegantly concentrated, finishing on an earthy note. Pairs well: beef / prime rib, venison, elk, roast lamb Rating: Wine Enthusiast 89  …$27.99

Shilda, Saperavi, 2019, red, Kakheti, Georgian Republic, Alc.12.5%, Varietal: Saperavi Tasting: Powerfully aromatic herbs, blackberry, blueberry, black cherry. On the palette red plum, red currant, black cherry, chalk, menthol, eucalyptus, and a bit of “coconutty” oak flavor. Acid is bright and with tannins that are super fine grained. Can go toe-to-toe with Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux or a good Chianti. Pairs well: loves savory cuisine, match to duck, goose and game birds….$14.99

Carol Shelton “Wild Thing”, Old Vine Zinfandel, Mendocino County, 2018. Alc. 14.5%, Varietal: Blend – Zinfandel, Carignane, Petite Sirah, Tasting: Aromas of black cherry, ripe plum and raspberry fruit combine with a hint of cigar box, and vanilla-oak baking spice loveliness. Smoothly textured in mouth, and the palate it’s creamy and round, with a finish that is long with lush jammy fruit. Pairs well: lamb chops, lamb shank, ribeye roast…versatile with food.  Rating: Wine Spectator 91, Wine Enthusiast 90 … $19.99

Our Expanding Collection of Fine Wines In Half-Bottles …pleased to offer a wide selection of fine wines in half-bottles representing most every category…bubbly to dessert to fortified Marsalas!…Perfect for two when one glass each will do! 

Adding to the Terroir Wines Tasting This Saturday is Savor’s Everyday
Tech Tastings at the North Shore’s Only Digital Wine Machine. 
Fun to use!
>Taste up to 20 wines with new selection regularly rotated in, and yes, complimentary. Kathleen welcomes your questions for food pairings.

Welcome Your Donation in any amount (suggest $5) for Pathways for Children.
  Thank You! …Kathleen

PLEASE NOTE: In Compliance with the City of Gloucester’s Board of Health COVID-19 Emergency Regulation, beginning January 10, 2022, masks covering the nose and face are required in all public spaces including retail businesses with a retail food service permit and public-facing staff providing on-site food services. This regulation includes all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, age 10-years and above. Your compliance ensures the health & well-being of our customers & our Savour team are maintained, thank you!

We are pleased to continue curbside pickup service

Savour Wine & Cheese  l  76 Prospect St.  l  Gloucester l  978. 282 .1455    

John Prybot caps a 35-year career at Sawyer Free Library

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After close to four decades, there is likely no book contained in theSawyer Free Libraryunfamiliar to long-time library assistantJohn Prybot.

This month, John Pyrbot will retire after working for 35 years at the Sawyer Free Library. Through eight library directors and so many changes in the Library, John has remained a constant and reassuring presence, busy reshelving stacks with the latest titles, helping young and old alike find a book or an answer, and chatting with patrons most of whom he knows by name.

“I have always tried my very best to serve our library patrons. That’s been my overriding and unwavering goal, as well as the Sawyer Free Library itself as an institution,” said John Prybot about his long tenure at the Library. “My life in Gloucester revolves around the Library. It is the true cornerstone of the community. I believe that libraries are precious…

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Nightly Menu Specials + Live Entertainment Every Wednesday & Thursday at 1606 Restaurant and Oyster Bar



Starting this week, join us at 1606 for Nightly Menu Specials, Live Music on Wednesday and Live Piano on Thursday evenings!  Menu Specials are available in the 1606 Main Bar, Dining Room and at the Oyster Bar.

Monday – Burger + A Beer
Choice of Burger Feature + Draft Beer – $16.06

Tuesday – Pasta Night
Weekly Changing Pasta Dish – Chef’s Choice

Wednesday – Mussels
Blue Hill Bay Mussels – Chef’s Choice – $15

Thursday – Wine & Dine
Starter, Entree + Dessert Paired With Bottle Of Wine – $85

Sunday – Prime Rib Dinner
Slow Roasted Prime Rib – $38

Live Music – Wednesdays 6-9pm – Main Bar

January 19 |Satch Kerans | 1606
January 26 | Chris & Joe | 1606

Live Piano – Thursdays 6-9pm – Dining Room

January 20 | Renee Dupuis | 1606 Dining Room
January 27 | Jane Potter | 1606 Dining Room

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Happy Humpback Café’s official Grand Opening will be Friday, January 21, but will also be open every day until then.

Happy Humpback Café’s official Grand Opening will be Friday, January 21, but will also be open every day until then. It’s a fast-casual style café where people can order food at the counter to go or to eat at one of the tables in the dining area. The café proudly carries Karma Coffee out of Sudbury, MA. The coffee roaster sources his coffee beans from farmers all over the world and is extremely passionate about creating quality coffee. Stay tuned for their espresso menu—their machine is almost finished being built in Portland Oregon and will soon be shipped. They’ve loved meeting so many new people in the Magnolia area and beyond and are looking forward to being a part of the community. Happy Humpback Café accepts online orders for take out and is open every day from 6am to 2pm.