Today 6-8 @ The Rhumb Line “Dan King’s” Early show with AnnMarie Shimanoski, Brian O’Connor and George Hall. Then at 9:30 Groove Therapy!

The Rhumb Line
The Early Show with Dan King this Saturday, Feb.8th, 6-8pm @ The Rhumb Line with AnnMarie Shimanoski, Brian O’Connor and George Hall.

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Join The Groovement! This Saturday night we setup shop at the Rhumb Line and build a sonic wall of funkery for the people…in other words, we be jammin’.


Ryan & Wood Rum Caramel Sauce . . . seriously.

Rum Caramel Sauce + So Much More

This time, it’s ok to play with your food.
Mix + Match sauces and drizzle over French butter cookies.
Ooh la la . . . our Dessert Kit is seriously fun.

Dessert Kit Includes…

1. 1 French Butter + 1 Chocolate CookieCygnet Bakery

2. Jar of Fudge Sauce from
Fudge Everything!

3. Jar of Huckleberry Bourbon Sauce from Pamplemousse

4. Jar of Ryan & Wood Rum Caramel Sauce from Maryellen Gigliotti

5. Finishing Salt from Atlantic Saltworks

6. “My Cherry Amour” Caramels fromCaramels de Bourchard
. . . and last but not least
7. 2014 Dinner Dealer deck of cards!
Dine out. Dessert in!
Happy Valentine’s Day
(whichever your flavor)

Valentine’s Day Dessert Kit
The Most Delicious Love Story.

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Breaking St. Joseph News From Sclafani Bakery

PrintThis morning while doing my weekly Saturday morning shop at  Sclafani Bakery to pick up a fresh Italian bread, Cartoccioo~ Ricotta Filled Italian Donut, and Italian specialty items.

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Click see more to have a peek at what owner Gus unveiled …. 

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Check out Parsons Street public art on Google Earth

Cat Ryan Submits-

Hi Joey,

Matt Coogan, Senior Planner Gloucester Community Development, suggested that we have a look at the Parsons Street Mural on Google Earth

Pretty cool! Google Earth aerial view is fairly current, showing photograph from August 2013

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Google Earth street view is not current; but it shows a “before” view from March 2008, prior to I4C2 clean up

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Street view today

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After, Block Party photo sent in by GMG FOB Frank McCall from one a block party

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Saturday February 8th 2014 Cape Ann Forecast..

Marine Forecast…
Sat: W winds 10 to 15 kt…diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Sat Night: NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.

Saturday sun early clouds increase late highs around 30-34 degrees .. West winds 10-15 mph .. Saturday night cloudy temps dropping into the teens with north west winds around 10mph..
Sunday cloudy with periods of light snow or snow showers high near 30 winds light onshore . 1-3″ possible if enough moisture can back into the coast from offshore.. Nothing big more of a nuisance snow , but could make for slippery and icy road conditions and travel . So keep that In mind just in case .. Monday snow showers continue for Cape Ann in the morning hours , again highs near 30 or so degrees….
Possible late week storm Thursday / Friday . Much to early on impacts / intensity / types of precipitation .. Stay tuned .. Thanks for reading .. Have a Great Weekend .. I’ll be back Monday Am….
Peter Lovasco



Community Stuff 2/8/14


The February meeting of the Gloucester Area Astronomy Club takes will be at 8:00 pm on the 14th, Valentine’s day, under a full moon — an auspicious occasion. And what could be a more romantic way to spend an evening than a great astronomy club meeting? Bring your valentine!

Speaking this month will be the personable and charismatic Dr. Mario Motta, with his first-hand tale of the planning and construction of the biggest telescope on Cape Ann. You can see the giant observatory dome housing the meter-class instrument, if you look off towards Annisquam when you come in over the bridge (unless of course you’re supposed to be driving). 

Later this year the club will have all sorts of telescopes for you to see up close during the second annual “Introduction to Amateur Astronomy” night, but this month will be your only chance to see how to make one that won’t fit through the door. Come on in and enjoy the holiday goodies, the great conversation, and a once-in-a-lifetime presentation.


Some exciting news from Rockport photographer Angela Cook, owner of Oasis Rockport Lifestyle Photography… she will be opening a new studio. Grand opening scheduled for just about 3 weeks from now! She is offering some fantastic GRAND OPENING specials… you should check them out and give her a call! Please help spread the word.
Oasis Rockport’s new studio will be at Whistlestop Mall in Rockport, located on the second floor of the indoor mall area above the old IGA.  Oasis Rockport’s studio will be open for sessions starting on March 1st, so a celebration is in order!!! GRAND OPENING!  All regular baby, child and family sessions booked for March 1-8 will be half off to celebrate the opening of our studio, along with special grand opening print and product pricing!  All Limited Edition Sessions booked for March 1-8 will include grand opening special add-on products.Limited Edition Sessions available in March include Ballet Babies, Winter Wonderland, Easter Sessions, and Birthday Sessions.  Oasis Rockport is also available for Cake Smash Sessions and has a new Milestone Collection for your baby’s first year.

Session times will fill up fast so call today to book your spot. Special gifts for everyone who books a March session before February 15th.  Call 978-290-3184 to book your session now.

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Community Photos 2/7/14

Peter & Maura Briggs submit-

Cheers from our adirondack chair

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Hi i am Emily Varga, you probably know my mom Allison Varga she owns the tea company. After the big snowstorm my sister and I built a snow-woman and went outside to check on it just to find our mini Schnauzer Otto eating the snow-woman’s nose. We hope you like this picture and maybe post it.

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Fish on Fridays

The Fish on Fridays series is a collaboration between Gloucester photographers Kathy Chapman and Marty Luster. Look for various aspects of Gloucester’s centuries-old fishing industry highlighted here on Fridays.

Ed Wayman (pictured) mans the fuel station at the Gloucester Marine Railways as Captain Christian and crew top off their lobster boat,Catherine M.



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 Photos © Kathy Chapman 2014

Photo© Marty Luster 2014

A new Doggie Daycare and training service comes to town!

If you have ever owned a pet in Gloucester, then you’ve probably been to Animal Krackers, and I’m also sure you know Stacy! Besides providing us with all the pet essentials, they now are offering small dog daycare! They call the new service TINY TAILS; you get the idea. So it’s not for the Great Danes of the world, but your little friends have a new spot to play, make new friends, and listen to soothing music. You can also virtually visit your pooch during the day via webcams. The space is bright and cheerful with padded floors, and it’s all indoors. GMG, supporting our local spots the best we can!
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For more info, check out their Facebook page: Or give them a shout at 978-491-0061

Diver Down Flag

divers flag trademark

A diver down flag, or scuba flag, is a flag used on the water to indicate that there is a diver below. In North America it is conventionally red with a white stripe from the upper left corner to the lower right corner. Internationally, the code flag alfa/alpha, which is white and blue, is used to signal that the vessel has a diver down and other vessels should keep well clear at slow speed.

The purpose of the flags is to notify to any other boats to steer clear for the safety of the diver and to avert the possibility of a collision with the dive boat which may be unable to maneuver out of the way. The use of the red and white flag, which was designed and introduced in 1956 by Navy veteran Denzel James Dockery, is required by law or regulation in many US states and Canada, as well as in several other countries in the world. Usually the regulations require divers to display the flag and to stay within a specified distance of it when they are near the surface. As well there is often a larger zone around the flag where no boats are allowed to pass. Some states also prohibit the display of this flag when there is no diver in water. It can be placed on a boat or on a surface marker buoy. (from Wikipedia)

I found it fascinating to recently discover that my dad, through Seacraft Industries, had owned the Trademark for the diver’s flag as their logo. I always knew it was used on Seacraft products, catalogs and marketing materials, but had never thought about it. In the late 1950’s, they applied for and were awarded the right to use the diver’s flag as the registered trademark logo for Seacraft Industries and their products. He did not design or hold the patent to the flag, but when he researched the Trademark and found it was not owned by anyone, he applied for and got it. He said it took three years to go through the process and he still has all the original paperwork, which I’ll get my hands on one day soon for the family history archives. In the meantime, this is a Boston Herald article about it and a copy of the cover of the 1962 catalog, possibly the same one King Hussein of Jordan had placed his order from.

E.J. Lefavour

Hot music weekend in the dead of Winter

Well, anybody who thinks Cape Ann’s music scene is only hot during tourist season should look at this weekend’s lineup (see full weekend music schedule here).

That’s the good news.  The bad news is that you just can’t see every good show this weekend.  You’re gonna have to choose.  Maybe I can help.  It just so happens that I’ve recently interviewed two people who are performing this weekend at Shalin Liu.

Here’s my interview with Brian Gore, whose International Guitar Night performs tonight at 8PM.

And here’s my interview with Kendrick Oliver, director of the New Life Jazz Orchestra, who’s performing tomorrow at 8PM.

And don’t forget Mark Berger & Ride with dramatic photographs from out west as the backdrop for this Old Sloop concert tomorrow.

And it’s Crazy Moon’s final weekend at Rocky Neck Art Colony.

Plus some of Cape Ann’s favorites all over town, including Linda Amero, Charlee Bianchini & Dave Brown, Runaround, Dan King, Michael O’Leary, Mari Martin, Allen Estes & Orville Giddings — and there’s the Community Sing-a-long in Celebration of Pete Seeger at the Lanesville Community Center tonight.  WOW!  Is your head spinning?  Click here for some help choosing.

WIN TIX to Mardi Gras Concert with Charles Neville & Henri Smith

Be part of the New North Shore Tradition
Mardi Gras Concert with Charles Neville & Henri Smith

FB_MardiGras Win Two FREE tickets to see Charles Neville with Henri Smith on March 7th for a Mardi Gras Concert at Larcom Theatre.  Just comment on this post with your funniest Valentine Story!  We’ll pick a winner on Sunday!   It’s a better chance than the lotto…go for it!

This could be a GREAT VALENTINE’S GIFT and it’s won’t cost you anything!!


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