Mayflour on the move on Cape Ann from Whistlestop #RockportMA to #EssexMA…

After five years on the block of Whistlestop mall in Rockport, Mayflour (and its bakery/coffee shop formerly known as Blume) is temporarily closed. Mayflour is reopening in 162 Main Street, Essex come Spring 2023, just perfect timing for new beginnings. How will they build out and design their new space?

Photos: Mayflour, Rockport. November 21 and December 30, 2022

Fireworks Rockport Illumination Night & Day Saturday August 13, 2022

Reminder this coming Saturday: Rockport Massachusetts is hosting the annual Rockport Illumination day of free family summer fun!

Volunteers help place the enchanting paper lanterns in earnest this Thursday.

Illumination Day Schedule 2022 – Saturday August 13th
11:00-2:30

Art and merchant raffles. Join us in paint your own lantern, face painting, kids activities, and…storytelling! Sponsored by “Institution for Savings”

Storytime Readers
11:00 Rockport Chief of Police John Horvath
11:30 Selectman Paul Murphy
12:00 Selectwoman Denise Donnelly
12:30 Emily Souza Children’s Librarian Rockport Public Library
1:00 Jean Woodbury local author of “The Tree in Dock Square”

Music in Dock Square
2-4 Rhiannon Hurst, Steve Lacey, Jace Mason / Jazz Music
4:15-6:15 – RPS Band / Rhythm/Soul
6:30-8:30 Northwest Fox Trio / Alternative Rock

Fireworks

9pm (will last about 20-25 minutes)

Rain date August 14th.

featured storytime reading 1pm

paper lanterns photo- c. ryan, 2016

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

Greenlight for Granite Street Crossing senior residences and townhouses coming | 5 Granite Street Rockport

Michael Cronin writes about the project. See the Gloucester Daily Times article here.

“Granite Street Crossing will feature a two-story complex with 17 supportive senior units and six, two-story family townhouses. It will be built at 5 Granite St., a plot of more than an acre previously owned by Silva Brothers Florists.”

Michael Cronin, Gloucester Daily Times, July 18, 2021

Were you a Silva Brothers Florists customer?

‘before’ photos: c. ryan, Residences coming to 5 Granite Rockport, MA, July 2021

Kitesurfer maximized today’s wind advisory off Long Beach #RockportMA

This extreme sports enthusiast was out there a long time. I wonder how hard it is on the arms?

solo kitesurfer enjoying windgusts April 21, 2020 _Long Beach_Rockport_Ma, Gloucester_MA, Twin Lights © c ryan

 

 

(Meanwhile, it was so windy I had trouble holding my phone.)

RESTAURANT TAKE OUT, DELIVERY, AND CURBSIDE PICK-UP MOST UP-TO-DATE LIST

The information is provided in collaboration with Discover Gloucester and the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce.

Last updated on April 9th at 10:45am.

Click Here for the complete list.

A Drive Around the Cape

If Gloucester/Rockport is your home and you’re missing it or can’t get out, this video is for you.  My boys and I were getting a little stir crazy in the house thanks to no school, no hockey, no anything (aka Covid-19) so we took a long drive around the Cape. We thought we would video tape it for those of you who may be missing home….or who are home, but can’t get out. This is Cape Ann: Part #1. Stage Fort Park to Back Beach, Rockport.

Buckle up because it’s a long ride. I thought about speeding it up, but then you would have missed things.  Either way, it was a nice activity to do with the boys (who took turns filming for you) during these unchartered times.

 

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UPDATE ON GLOUCESTER MISSING PERSON ABBIE FLYNN DAY 2

No good news to report. Early this morning there was some activity with a GFD rescue boat searching at Niles Pond but nothing was found.

For the remainder of the day, the area around Niles and Brace Cove was eerily quiet. Gloucester detectives are continuing to follow up on any leads. Residents are checking sheds and outbuildings and neighbors are continuing to walk the paths around the Point in hopes of some sign of Abbie. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Abbie’s family.

Abbie’s disappearance seemed tragically similar to that of Theresa Coen, who went missing from Penzance Road, Rockport, in March of 2018. However, that they both disappeared after heading out for a walk ends the similarity. Theresa’s death was determined to be a suicide.