Author Archives: charlene01930

Kay Ellis Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser 

It only a week away so if you don’t have your tickets it not to late, just go to  It will be a beautiful night out in the harbor she loved, remembering the joy she brought to us all.  The fund shares her vision by giving scholarships to local students wanting to pursue careers in the tourism and hospitality business.

Saturday Fun Day

Day started off at the annual Rotary Pancake Breakfast.  Next down to the lower part of Stage Fort Park for Waterfront Festival, Saturday and Sunday 10-6pm.  Today don’t  forget to get you Lobster Dinner $25 or Lobster Roll $15, sponsored be Cape Ann Chamber Of Commerce and Salty Frank’s, 12-6pm while they last!!!

August Garden Star

Rose of Sharon – Hibiscus Syriacus 

It is reviving gardens all over Cape Ann with it beautiful flowers in so many different colors.  

It so important to have a constant show in your garden and this shrub gives you that beautiful surprise in late July, August and into September.

Kay Ellis Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser, August 28th

There are still tickets available on all four boats for the 1 1/2 hour cruise around the harbor.  This is truly an evening to honor Kay and all of her many years promoting tourism, maritime interest and the hospitality business.  This event shares her vision by providing scholarships for local students going into the tourism and hospitality industry.  Last year we gave out three $3000. Scholarships.  Go to and get your tickets, only 2 weeks to get on board one these beautiful boats!!!

Photos I took from last year’s event, a beautiful evening, Kay would have loved it!

Schooner Thomas E. Lannon

Seven Seas Whale Watch

Schooner Aventure

Cape Ann License Plate

Now is the time to get your Cape Ann License Plate.  The proceeds from these plates go directly to support economic development and education/job training and promotion for the four towns of our region.

Anyone with a car registered  in Massachusetts can get one of these beautiful plates.  Just sign up online . . . Your plate will be mailed right to your door.  No trip to registry needed!

A Little Personal History to Start!

Hi, my name is Charlene delaney.  I’m  a Tennessee girl that traveled the country and world my first 20 years with my father who was serving his country.  My life took me to a lot of our country and  some of the world.  Most of my teen years in Europe, but have to give a shout out to South Korea.  Forty-six years ago a guy I was dating brought me to dinner at the Surf in Magnolia and then took me for a ride around the back shore of Gloucester, what he called the most beautiful, peaceful place he knew, one he had come to for years, a truly happy place.  I think I fell in love with him and Gloucester that night.  He was a Marblehead guy that became my husband, but throughout the years Gloucester was always a happy place for us.  Seventeen years ago we moved here full time and without a doubt I love this beautiful city more than any other place I’ve lived.  It has changed over the years but has always gotten better.  The people and places of this city fill my heart with love!

 Hope my post will give you a new appreciation for the City where I  live, work and play.