RIP Nancy Clooney

Returned to sad news: RIP Nancy Clooney from Gloucester, lovely person inside & out, Morning Glory cafe cofounder-owner. Condolences to her family and friends.

Wake- Campbell Funeral Home 3-6pm Sept. 25, 2022

Funeral – Our Lady of Good Voyage Sept. 26, 10AM

GLOUCESTER – Nancy (Genovese) Clooney, 82, a lifelong resident of Gloucester passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday morning, September 21, 2022 at her home. She was the wife of the late Francis Clooney. Born in Gloucester, she was the daughter of the late Marco and Grace (Sabella) Genovese. She was raised and educated in Gloucester and attended Gloucester High School.

Nancy had been the proud owner of Morning Glory Coffee Shop in Gloucester for many years until 2017. 

Read the full obit here

photo: c. ryan, 2017

Follow The Yellow Brick Road this summer to the Cape Ann YMCA and join a NEW Summer Performance Camp!

News from the Cape Ann YMCA-

The Cape Ann Y is launching their first ever all ages Performance Camp. This four-week performance camp for young people age 5 to 17 years old runs from June 27 through July 22 and culminates in two public performances of the classic beloved musical The Wizard of Oz at the Cape Ann YMCA at 4pm on July 21 and July 22.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn from theatre professionals in all areas of production including acting, music, dance and scenic, prop and costume design while developing self-confidence, communication and teamwork skills as they are introduced to the skills necessary for professional theatre. The production offers a wide range of roles for all actors to discover their creative potential and shine. Based on the classic novel and award-winning motion picture, The Wizard of Oz follows the story of Dorothy, a young girl from Kansas, as she travels to the magical land of Oz to find the true meaning of “home.” 

Production Team Director: Harvard University graduate and award winning actress Gloucester’s Heidi Dallin 

Music: West Parish Music Teacher, Gordon College graduate and accomplished musician Rin Wolter 

Set, Costumes, Props: Tufts University graduate and Wellesley College Theatre Director Sarah Vandewalle

Choreography: Summerstage alum and Manchester Elementary School Teacher Tyler Garofalo

Stage Manager: Manchester native Emerson College graduate and Summerstage alum Jenny Hersey

Production and Choreography Assistant: Gloucester native and recent Dean College graduate is…Ts Burnham

“Many of you remember Ts as a longtime student of Heidi Dallin and the daughter of Holiday Delights choreographer Carol Burnham known for creating  the Holiday Delights  Nutcracker Football Dance! I’m so excited to have Ts on the team this summer! Plus other special guests!”

Heidi Dallin

For more information on Performance Camp go to:

The Y offers flexible pricing for the camp. Please check it out:

Contact Camp Director YMCA of the North Shore Theatre Specialist Heidi Dallin for more information: Email: Phone:  978-729-1094

Heidi Dallin | YMCA of the North Shore Theatre Specialist

Cape Ann YMCA

Wolf Hill & Downtown, by Erin Luman Online Art Show opens April 10

News from Erin Luman – new work solo show:

photo caption: Erin Luman. Wolf Hill Sink (1). Acrylic on panel. 2021.

Wolf Hill & Downtown, by Erin Luman

Online Art Show at

Opening April 10, 2022, 10 AM

Instagram: @erinlumanartist

     Gloucester, MA painter, Erin Luman, spent this past winter with a 100+ year old summer cottage on the Annisquam River. In early April, you’ll be able to see those paintings alongside her downtown Gloucester work.

     The collection will be released in an online art show format at where you can view the work, contact the artist, or simply click to purchase. The show goes live for anyone on her mailing list on April 7th and then will open to the general public on April 10th. To get on the mailing list, head to the contact page on her website:

Goose down, sunny and snowing #GloucesterMA, Manchester, Rockport

February 6, 2022 – about 8 AM.

A bright winter morning. Snowing. 10 degrees.

winter octopus fence with snow pile like sea foam

Snowing Long Beach – circle view

Goose down– and goose up :). Vid. clip geese dropping down to marsh behind the Long Beach cottages

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation Presents


Please find attached a Press Release and Poster for the third annual
Cape Ann Classic Cars on the Green event, which is a free, family-friendly
event.  The car registration and free-will donations will benefit for the ongoing $300K

restoration of the Meetinghouse tower and draws distinctive vintage cars from owners
on the North Shore.  The Audience chooses the trophy winners from nine categories,
including Best in Show.

1922 Hon. Percy W. Wheeler Mayor stands with women #GloucesterMA

Mayor Wheeler credited women for his re-election. Highlighted equal rights in his inaugural address in1922.

“…I was re-elected by the largest vote and the largest majority ever given a mayor, and our city has made the best showing of any city in the state…

“…The time has come when the women must be recognized in our body politic. This year I have put on the ward officers several women and anyone visiting the polling places where ladies were working could easily see a cleaner influence was at work. It has been freely said that the women of Gloucester elected me. Very well, I am proud of it and I hope to make them proud of it, too.

“And I will say right here at this time, there are some offices in City Hall that would be better run if the lady assistants were the heads and the heads the assistants,

and the organization of women in this city I predict will do more for the advancement of our city and the cleaning of our politics than a dozen boards of trade or chambers of commerce. Yes, if I am a women’s mayor, I am proud of it and I thank them one and all for their support, and I will turn around and help one of them to be Mayor if you men don’t fight cleaner than some of you do now.”

Hon. Percy Wheeler, Mayoral address following re-election, Jan. 2 1922, Gloucester, MA