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News from Ohana

Joey C:

Cape Ann Dining News –

Originally posted on capeanneats:

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Thank you to all of our supporters.

Ohana is pleased and proud to named as a Reader’s Choice Award Winner from Wicked Local as well as a Certificate of Excellence Winner from TripAdvisor.

As Summer heats up, keep cool by letting us do the cooking.  We will treat you like family and feed you like royalty.

Now through the end of the Summer, we are featuring the stunning artwork of Judith Monteferrante.  All pieces are available to purchase.

Call us at 978-283-3200 for reservations.
Judith Samples

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Best Lobster Roll on the North Shore!!

Joey C:

Cape Ann Dining News

Originally posted on capeanneats:

LobsterRollWe are proud to announce that Seaport Grille has been awarded the 2015 Northshore Magazine BONS for our famous Lobster Roll!

Our deliciously fresh lobster roll is once again receiving accolades!! The only thing better than a tasty lobster roll out on the deck in the summer is a tasty lobster roll out on the deck in the summer on Thursday at Seaport Grille when they are only $12.95!!

Join us!!

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Gloucester Tourist – Jim Knotts CEO of VVMF

Jim Knots is the CEO of The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF), he is spend a day with his wife enjoying Gloucester.  Jim is here with the Vietnam Traveling Wall Memorial.  The Memorial is arriving here in Gloucester on 7/9/2015 – 7/12/2015, Check link for Schedule.




FLOCK • SCHOOL • RABBLE by Tin Can Sally at Local Colors


A Flock of Birds, A School of Fish, A Rabble of Butterflies – all new work, and a few oldies, by Tin Can Sally. July 5-24. Reception on Friday, July 10th from 6:00-8:00 pm at Local Colors Artists’ Cooperative, 121 Main St., Gloucester. The public is welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

James Eves, owner of Cape Ann Giclée, Fine Art Printing and Gallery, is GMG’s Arts Enthusiast and the Calendar Guy. To submit arts related press releases, photos of arts events or any arts related posts email:
To add an event to the GMG Cape Ann Calendar go here to see how to submit events.


You never know what you’ll get

When i first met Natalie at the Cape Ann Animal Aid she was shy and calm. Now that she is getting comfortable she’s showing her true colors. She’s a very happy 2 year old SATO. In english that means she’s a Mutt. Going to have to get a DNA test to see what breeds she is. Caaa is a great place to start if your looking for a dog or cat to adopt. Check them out.





Rockport Reunion July 11- Here’s Your Info…

Rockport Reunion ~ A Homecoming ~ Sat., July 11th ~ noon-9PM
Evan’s Field (Baseball Field next to the Train Station)

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After last year’s great success with the 1st Rockport Reunion we’re doing it again. We all had a great time and decided this year that we should repeat it since the parade was rescheduled last year and some people could not make the event . Please understand that this is not just for people that went to school in Rockport. This is for anyone that has a true “connection” with Rockport, maybe a summer resident, lives here now or just likes to vacation here. It’s a “Homecoming”. We look forward to seeing you all on the 11th.

Music Line up for Reunion

11:50 – 12:00: Jon Cavanaugh (announcements)
12:00 – 12:30 Above Water
12:30 – 1:00: Mari Martin

1:00 – 1:15: MC Brian Sullivan
1:15 – 1:45: Nadia Robertson
1:45 – 2:15: Kiva Trumbour

2:15 – 2:30: MCs Dave Curley & George Ramsden
2:30 – 3:00: Herman Fritz
3:15 – 4:00: Gil Clark & Band
4:00 – 4:30: Brian O’Connor

4:30 – 4:45: MCs George Ramsden & Dave Curley
4:45 – 5:30: Mooseknuckle
5:30 – 6:00: Blue Collar Devils
6:00 – 6:30: Syotos

6:30 – 6:45: Mc Kip Ives
6:45 – 7:30: TBA
7:30 – 8:00: Peter Souza & Friends
8:15 – 9:00: A-Train

    #GloucesterMA Harbor From @CaptJoeLobster 5:50AM #beautifulindustry

    Joey C:

    To view more photos from the dock and learn about the history of our family business Captain Joe and sons Lobster Co-

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    A Narrow Escape

    Yesterday I posted some photos of the luxury yacht Time For Us as it exited the Annisquam River and entered Gloucester Harbor.  I also included the link in case you were interested in renting it.

    Here’s that information again.

    The 122 foot yacht can be rented for a mere $70,000 per week…plus expenses.  The good news is that it comes with a 5 member crew, sleeps 8 in its four cabins, comes with two wave runners, two kayaks, 1 wakeboard, water skis, some “towable toys”, and two tenders…one measuring 32 feet and a smaller one that is 16 feet.  In the photos below you can see her larger tender following her into the harbor. Not bad.

    The interior is indeed pretty sweet as is the outdoor deck/lounging space…and, of course, the jacuzzi isn’t so bad either.

    Here’s some video of her as she conducted a big squeeze and narrowly exited the river through the Blyman Bridge.

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    Last Night’s Once Baked Once grilled Potatoes On The @STOKGrills Charcoal Drum With Jalepenos, Bacon and Four Blend Cheese :) #GETSTOKed

    Joey C:

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    Bake Up The Potatoes (if you need directions on how to bake a potato- Google it)


    While The Potatoes Are Baking Fry Up Some Bacon and Thinly Sliced Jalapeno Ringlets

    Slice Your Baked Potatoes In Half and scoop the insides out. Mix potato guts into a bowl with your chopped up bacon and jalapenos


    Stuff the hollowed out potato skins with your mix and top generously with more cheese



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    Esther Mathieu livmatt_06-20-2015-256 (1)Perhaps you are planning a wedding or special event in the coming months. Our daughter Liv Hauck and Matt O’Rourke, married on June 20th, wanted to share about the talented people who helped make their dream wedding come true. From caterers Dan Allen and Andy Maitland to Esther Mathieu Photography, everyone involved did an outstanding job. We wish to express our most heartfelt thanks to all and thought the best way to say a big thank you to each was to provide contact information and a brief description about their businesses.

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    Invitation by Shaina Gregory

    First and foremost, our tremendous thanks and appreciation goes to Dan Allen Catering. He, along with partner Andy Maitland (Maitland Mountain Farm), prepared an exquisite menu using the most freshest and sweetest ingredients from local farms and fisheries. The theme was New England clambake meets county dinner, based around everyone’s favorite main courses—Ken Duckworth’s sublime recipe for lobster risotto and a wonderfully delicious buttermilk fried chicken. Captain Joe and Sons provided the lobster and the fresh vegetables came from Maitland Mountain Farm, as well as from Appleton Farms. Even the honey butter for the cornbread came from Dan’s own beehives! We were all raving about how delicious and unique were the hors d’oeuvres, which included such tantalizing tidbits as open-faced braised rib sliders, smoked tomato roasted corn arancini, and salmon canapés with mascarpone, capers, and fresh dill. Accompaniment dishes were devoured as equally as were the main courses and hors d’oeuvres—traditional clam chowder, farm fresh succotash, and homemade pickled vegetable—to name only a few.

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    Son Alex’s Heaping Helping


    Dan’s assistant Mary made the divinely delicious desserts—raspberry tarts, brown butter chocolate chip cookies, brownie layers—the list goes on and on!

    Dan and Andy were an absolute dream to work with. I know you will be hearing more about their catered events in the near future. Dan is in the process of launching his website and in the meantime, he may be reached at 978-491-9493 or

    Esther Mathieu is simply the most talented life style photographer in our region. Liv first became interested in Esther’s work from her Instagram account and we all fell in love with her luminous imagery. And she is a total sweetheart to work with! The photos are a treasure and we’ll be pouring over all, thanking Esther for capturing Liv and Matt’s wedding day with such grace and beauty. Contact Esther at:

    Our deepest thanks to Lisa Smith who was our fabulous videographer. Lisa is a producer at Cape Ann TV and is also a dear friend. We so appreciate her time and talent. Lisa was discreet; you would hardly know that she was present. We’ll be looking at the footage in the coming days and can hardly wait to see. Lisa can be reached at: 

    Like a dream, the enchanting music floating throughout the evening was by none other than Cape Ann’s own beautiful songstress Renee Dupuis and the fabulously talented Joe Cardoza and Nathan Cohen. From the sweetly romantic, “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” to which the bride and groom danced their first dance, to one of the bridesmaid’s favorites, “These Boots Are Made For Walkin,” there isn’t a song Renee, Joe, and Nathan could not play, and play beautifully. Could we have been more fortunate than to have these extraordinary talents performing at Liv and Matt’s wedding? Click Renee, Joe, and Nathan to learn more about their current projects. To book the trio, contact Renee at:

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    Melissa Glorieux of Aster B. Flowers created the exquisite bride’s bouquet, bridesmaid bouquets, and table arrangements. Not only were the flowers full and lush and perfect, they are all locally grown at her farm in Essex! Aster. B grows her flowers using organic practices only. Read more about Melissa and her sustainable farm here: Aster B. Flowers. 

    livmatt_06-20-2015-261The very talented Maria Cracchiolo from Caffe Sicilia made the seashore inspired wedding cake as well as the perfectly coordinating 65th anniversary cake for Liv’s grandparents. Delicious and delightful (both cakes), Maria is a pleasure to work with. She also made the cannolis we served at Friday night’s celebration and they too, were devoured by all! Maria can be reached at: 978-283-7345.EM livmatt_06-20-2015-466EM livmatt_06-20-2015-301Emily Reed did a stunning job styling the bride and bridesmaid’s hairdos. Each girl’s hair was perfectly suited to her personality and each was so happy with her work. It was a delight to see their expressions after she had created her magic. Emily can be reached at:

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    Special thanks to Virgilio’s Italian Bakery for catering the party the night before the wedding—the sandwiches, antipasto, and entrees were a tremendous hit. And Nancy Virgilio helped us order just the right amount so that there would be sandwiches enough for late night snacking! Call 978-283-5295 for information abut Virgilio’s catering menu

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    Kathleen Erickson, owner of Savour Wine and Cheese, was instrumental in choosing the wines and Prosecco. We informed her of the menu and of our budget for both the reception and Friday night’s celebration and she knew just what to recommend. Thank you Kathleen for the wonderful selections; they were simply perfect.EM livmatt_06-20-2015-442

    Fun and imaginative, the invitation set the tone of the wedding weekend from the get go. Liv and Matt designed the invite and worked with Shaina to refine the look. Contact Shaina at:

    Gloucester Rental Center did an excellent job and we found nearly all of our event needs there: Gloucester Rental Center.

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    Last, but not in the least, we wish to thank Stan Wohlfarth of Stan’s Classic Service for the vintage VW limo service. Everyone loved that bus! Stan may be reached at:

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    Shaina Gregory Invitation

    *With the exception of invitation scans and the group photo of the wedding party.

    Photos of the guests and wedding party to come after Liv and Matt return from Thailand.


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