Calling all dodgeball players and spectators, the 6th Annual Bikini and Speedo Dodgeball tournament is here!
Not only is the dodgeball tournament back on of this year, but due to a few teams combining and a few teams dropping out (none of the defending champs from the last 4 years are able to participate this year!!) THERE ARE STILL A FEW TEAM SPOTS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!  Get on it ASAP as regstration is first come, first serve.
We have a new location and a new charity as well.  The event will be held in Essex on April 8 from 11-4 (tournament starts at noon).
This is a great event for players and spectators. All proceeds go to Sweet Paws Rescue, which is a phenomenal local animal rescue charity.
Teams of 5 players must have a minimum of 2 women to play and all players must be 21+. It is a double elimination tournament and takes place outdoors with music, and an event MC. Registration fee includes 5 event T-shirts. To register your team and check out pictures and videos from previous years, go to the Facebook event page here:

Or if you want just the google doc for registration:

Please contact Frankie at with any questions or concerns.  See you on game day!

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Gloucester Fresh campaign attracts international businesses

Boston Globe

March 23, 2017

By Dave Rattigan

The city‘s Gloucester Fresh initiative had a big week, with a major promotional event and the announcement of a $13,000 grant award. It hosted more than 70 guests — including businesses from Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Mexico, and Iceland — at a tasting reception at Seafood Expo North America in Boston. The three-day expo, which ended Tuesday, attracted about 100 new business leads, according to a prepared statement from organizers. Also this week, Gloucester learned it would receive $13,000 from the state Division of Marine Fisheries’ Seafood Marketing pilot grant program. “If you are looking for fresh seafood, the quality that comes off our boats is 100 percent,” said Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, who spoke at the reception and ran a cooking demonstration with Angela Sanfilippo of the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association.

Mayor Sefatia and Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association Angela Sanffilippo provide and update to the Seafood North America Expo delegation on the seafood opportunities in Gloucester.


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Guess who are vendors at the show..

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Feather and Wedge – 5 Main Street Rockport MA


Rockport Has Arrived. Sexy.  Classy.  Adult.  Delicious. Finally.

Check Out Their Website-

Reservations   978-999-5917

I have to imagine that the fine folks that live in beautiful Rockport MA are praising the heavens that they have a sleek, adult downtown restaurant to gather and nosh on something other than fish and chips (not that there’s anything wrong with fish and chips).

Chef Doug Papows which we’ve been a fan of for a long while has landed at Feather and Wedge.  Kate and I went last night and were not disappointed.

Beautiful room, great food, excellent service.  We will be back.

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Tonight Katrina’s showcases The Martha Bourne Band 9pm 3.25.2017

The Martha Bourne Band
w/ John Funkhouser on keys; Mike Connors on drums; Mike Castellana on guitar and Jim Haggerty on bass
(Martha Bourne winner of “Katrina’s ‘$1,000 Singer- Songwriter Challenge”  last December).
have a listen and hope to see you there!


Come check out the winner of the first Katrina’s ‘$1,000 Singer- Songwriter Challenge. Martha Bourne freelance musician, composer and producer.
Katrina’s is very excited to welcome the Martha Bourne Band!
Martha Bourne also writes and produces music for tv and indie film.
You do not want to miss this event!

” Martha Bourne’s new album is awash in moments of brilliance…some of these songs are true gems.”
— Steve Morse

“Bourne’s musical ideas are so expansive they rarely can be contained in a 3-minute song”



14 Rogers St,
Gloucester, MA
(978) 515-7817





If you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.

Cape Ann Wellness



($160 for Cape Ann YMCA Members)

April 2 – May 12

Cape Ann Power Yoga

Join a healthy, engaged, and clear eyed community at Cape Ann Power Yoga for 40 Days to your own Personal Revolution and set yourself up for the Best Summer of Your Life.


Never done yoga? Sore? Not flexible? Out of shape? Nervous? Intimidated? This program is for you.


Starting next week with a kickoff meeting – you’ll come and take 5 classes in studio every week, learn to practice yoga at home by yourself, build meditation and mindful eating into your day to day, and start to shift some habits in your life, and meet some people of real quality in the other participants.

I encourage you to jump in with two feet. As a participant in this program last fall I confirmed the suspicions I had that no one in this life is…

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Cape Ann Theatre Collaborative Play "An Inspector Calls"

Our play “An Inspector Calls”  We will be performing at the Gloucester Stage Co. March 30-31 April 1-2 and 7-9

Showtime evenings at 7:30 and Sunday at 5:00pm.


Forefront: Dave Rich, Lauren Ashly Suchecki

Background : Ashley Skeffington, Nathan Arroyo-Long

Ashley Skeffington,  Bob Karish

Left: Bob Karish, Dave Rich, Lauren Ashly Suchecki

Lauren Ashly Suchecki, Dave Rich, Ashley Skeffington, Nathan Arroyo-Long

Ticket reservation:

With much appreciation,


An Ounce of Compost, A Pound of Stewardship: Cape-Ann Non-Profit Boosts Sustainability

An Ounce of Compost, A Pound of Stewardship: Cape-Ann Non-Profit Boosts Sustainability

For just $10, you can join the movement to make Cape Ann sustainable through the purchase of local, high quality compost. Seaside Sustainability is partnering with Black Earth Compost in order to provide the highest quality of local compost at the best price. Spreading good quality compost boosts plant nutrients and taste and improves the garden’s soil that they are grown in. All money raised through the fundraiser will go to Seaside Sustainability’s Sea Yacht Sailing program, in which individuals can learn about water safety, basic sailing, navigation, oceanic terminology, as well as maritime sustainability.



A small duck with a big personality, the little male American Wigeon flew on the scene, disgruntling all the Mallards. He darted in and out of their feeding territory, foraging along the shoreline, while the Mallards let him know with no uncertainty, by nipping and chasing, that they did not want him there. American Wigeon was not deterred and just kept right on feeding.

Smaller than a Mallard but larger than a Bufflehead, the pretty male flashes a brilliant green swath across the eye and has a beautiful baby blue bill. They are also colloquially called “Baldplate” because the white patch atop his head resembles a bald man’s head.

Male American Wigeon and Male Mallard

According to naturalist and avian illustrator Barry van Dusen in “Bird Observer, “In Massachusetts, they are considered rare and local breeders, uncommon spring migrants, and locally common migrants in fall. They are also fairly common winter residents in a few localities. Spring migration occurs in April and fall migrants arrive in September with many remaining until their preferred ponds freeze over.”

After looking at the range map below, I wonder if our little American Wigeon has been here all winter or if he is a spring migrant. If you have seen an American Wigeon, please write and let us know. Thank you!

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Female American Wigeon (above) image courtesy Google image search

This Weekend in the Arts

Margarett Sargent
The Bold and the Beautiful


Image: Margarett Sargent (1892-1978), Women and Mirror (Self-portrait with Model), 1933-1936, oil on canvas. Gift of Alvin and Estella Hochberg, 2002 [Accession # 2002.48]. Collection of the Cape Ann Museum.

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to celebrate Women’s History Month with a presentation on the life, loves and work of Margarett Sargent (1892 – 1978) by Cape Ann Museum docents Tamsen Endicott and Margaret Bernier on Saturday, March 25 at 2:00 p.m.

This program is free for Museum members or with Museum admission, paid on arrival. Space is limited; reservations are required. Reservations can be made by calling 978-283-0455 x10, emailing or online through Eventbrite.

Margarett Sargent was a sculptor, painter and member of the National Association of Women Artists. Founded in 1892, NAWA is the oldest professional women’s arts organization in the United States, and counts among its earliest members a number of prominent Cape Ann artists whose work is represented in the Cape Ann Museum collections, including Anna Hyatt Huntington, Katharine Lane Weems and Theresa Bernstein.

Sargent was an early Modernist who rebelled against the societal expectations of her privileged Boston Brahmin family and embarked upon a career as an artist in the heady 1920s and 30s.

Tamsen Endicott is a docent at the Cape Ann Museum and leader of the Cape Ann Museum Book Club.  A Rockport native, Tamsen enjoys history, genealogy and is pursuing graduate work in public history.

Margaret Bernier is also a docent at the Cape Ann Museum, and an Artist Member of the National Association of Women Artists, Inc.


e8315479-41ee-4740-982b-f2b91466bc9f.jpgDon’t miss Gloucester Education Foundation’s Second Annual Power of Play Festival this Sunday!

What: The Power of Play – a day of play for all ages

When: Sunday, March 26th 11am – 2pm

Where: Gloucester High School Field House 32 Leslie O. Johnson Rd. Gloucester, MA

Details: $5 per family at the door. Join us for goop-making, obstacle course, Simon says, art projects, giant games, fort-building, hula-hooping, yoga, dance, karate, sand and water play and MORE!

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Hosted by Gloucester Education Foundation with sponsorship from Cape Ann Savings Bank Trust and Financial Services Department.


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Photography Walking Tour with Eoin Vincent

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The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to invite budding and experienced photographers alike to join photographer Eoin Vincent for a 90-minute photo walking tour in downtown Gloucester on Saturday, April 1 at 1:00 a.m. Participants will learn tips, gain instruction and perhaps walk away with a submission or two for At the Water’s Edge, this year’s photography contest.

In conjunction with this spring’s exhibition, Charles Movalli: Cape Ann & Beyond, CAM is hosting an online photography contest. Participants are invited to submit images based on the theme of “at the water’s edge” that capture the magical place often seen in Movalli’s work where land and sea meet. Photos must be taken in Rockport, Gloucester, Essex or Manchester-by-the-Sea. More information can be found at Submission deadline April 30.

Image Credit: Eoin Vincent, “Dogs”, “Bath Water in the New Fall Light”, “Morning has Broken” and “Periwinkles”

Eoin Vincent is a native of Rockport, MA who credits his love of the creative process to growing up in a family that fostered the arts. He is experienced in a wide range of event, on location and fine art photography.  His work has appeared in a number of publications worldwide; his fine art is internationally collected and is a part of the Peabody Essex Museum collection.

This program is $10 Museum members / $20 nonmembers. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information please email Tickets can be purchased by calling 978-283-0455 x10 or online at Eventbrite.


The Cape Ann Museum celebrates the art, history and culture of Cape Ann – a region with a rich and varied culture of nationally significant historical, industrial and artistic achievement. The Museum’s collections include fine art from the 19th century to the present, artifacts from the fishing, maritime and granite quarrying industries, textiles, furniture, a library/archives and two historic houses. For a detailed media fact sheet please visit

The Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $10.00 adults, $8.00 Cape Ann residents, seniors and students. Youth (18 and under) and Museum members are free. For more information please call: (978)283-0455 x10. Additional information can be found online at


Gloucester’s FisherMan at the Wheel original custom landscape chain design needs repair

The landscape chain design encircling the site of the world famous Leonard Craske Man at the Wheel sculpture is lovely and simple. The repeating rings are an aesthetic choice and practical. There’s an understated wide ‘berth’ that’s respectful yet beckoning; one indelible memorial and thousands of ripples.

Perhaps the broken post was a snow plow? Who knows. Wonder how often a break occurs?

The color photographs were taken this morning. The black and white photographs were by Gordon Parks from his 1940s FSA photographs. The granite cenotaph markers were added in 2000.

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Boys in this Gordon Parks photo remain unidentified. 

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