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Dave Sag’s Blues Party Tonight with Scotty Shetler @ The Rhumb Line 8:30-11:30pm 8.27.2015

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This Thursday I’m really psyched to bring you something new and scrofulous: The Tenor Titan, Mr. Scotty Shetler. We played here in the “old” days and he just slipped through my cracks. Ah, all these years…. You gotta hear this guy play! He just oozes Omphalos! Sings, too. A great front man!

Not only that, but Mr. Pete Henderson,lonely in these parts, is making a rare appearance on catarrh and vocals. Another awesome boost to our flame-throwing lineup.Top it all off with the Atomic Clock, Mr. David Mattacks with me cringing in the background and you’ll be crying “Uncle!”. This could be one of the best shows all summer!

Scott Shetler

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40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Liv and Matt’s Wedding on the Cover of North of Boston Weddings Magazine!

livmatt_06-20-2015-378Check out the elegantly beautiful spread in the summer issue of “North of Boston Weddings,” created by Gail McCarthy and Amy Sweeney, featuring our daughter Liv and son-in-law Matt’s Lighthouse Beach wedding.

Our family’s deepest thanks and appreciation to Gail and Amy–truly a wonderful memento of their special day that we will treasure for always.

Story by Gail McCarthy and Liv, photos by Esther Mathieu.

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“North of Boston Weddings” presents a guide to planning your wedding day, local couple’s weddings, gowns, flowers, invites, venues, and more! To read this and more about Liv and Matt’s cover story you can pick up a free copy of “North of Boston Weddings” magazine at the following locations:

The Essex Room

Woodman’s

Adesso Spa

Avanti Hair Salon

Bass Rocks Golf Club

Sunbanque of Gloucester

Cakes by Barbara

Cape Ann’s Marina & Resort

Captain Carlo’s

Castle Manor Inn

Chrisholm & Hunt Printers

Cruiseport Gloucester

Kyla Salon

Dr. Jeffrey H. Ahlin

Eastern Point Yacht Club

En Vogue Salon

Espresso Italian Grille & Pub

Fatima’s Hair Design

Gloucester Estate Buyers

Gloucester Rental Center

Hamond Castle Museum

Harbor Loop Gifts/Building Center

House of the Raven

Nor’east Cleaners

Russell’s Florist

Sage Floral Studio

Salon 127

Salon Unique

Soft Touch Hair Salon

Trident Gallery

Virgillio’s Itallian Bakery

West End Salon

Mila’s Beauty Salon

N Larson Jewelry

Seaside Wellness & Spa

Mimi Gift Gallery

Emerson Inn by the Sea

Nicole’s Hair Salon

Rockport Golf Club

Rockport Inn & Suites

Yankee Clipper Inn/Bistro 127

 

 

 

 

Cape Ann Community Band “A Night In Italy” concert on Sunday, August 16, 7pm at the Antonio Gentile Band Stand

Cape Ann Community Band “A Night In Italy”

Sunday, August 16, 7pm
Antonio Gentile Band Stand, Stage Fort Park, Gloucester.CommConcertFBSlideFeatured vocalists Kathleen Adams and Michael Pallazola singing Italian songs.

See Program Here

Harbor Loop Concert Series 2015 ~ This evening Just Like Newman & Poppa Cigar and a special treat performance by Double Helix . Thursday 6:30pm 8.13.2015

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Just Like Newman

 

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Just Like Newman, comprised of Chris Langathianos on vocals, Peter Hoare on guitar & vocals, Kenny Cleveland on bass & vocals, John Filias on percussion & vocals, and George Dwyer on percussion, is a North Shore-based band that entertains with great cover songs, their onstage banter and self-depricating attitude. This combination makes their shows light & funny while filled with songs that make you want to sing. From The Grateful Dead and Rolling Stones to The Barenaked Ladies, Counting Crows, and Matchbox 20, JLN keeps your party rolling.

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Poppa Cigar

 

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Members: Joe Wilkins, Dennis Monagle, Jamie and Tim Klopotoski, Renee Dupuis, Joe Cardoza, Scott Noring, Steve Burke, Laura Heinrichs, Mike Lentini

Genre: Afrofunk, Afrobeat, Highlife, Funk, Worldbeat

 

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Double Helix

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Get psyched guys. We’ll be doing our aerial thing alongside Poppa Cigar at the Harbor Loop Concert in Gloucester tomorrow night!

Double Helix features Keira Moore and Emily Perrier performing double static trapeze, aerial silks, partner acro, and more!

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Big Jack Ward joins The Dave Sag’s Blues Party tonight, along with Mario Perrett and Mr. Forrest “Frosty” Padgett @ The Rhumb Line 8:30pm 8.13.2015

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We’re cracking the blues safe wide open this Thursday night with the arrival of master yegg Mr. “Big Jack” Ward. Astringent humorist, catarrh master and deep-throated vogellist, he’s got somefin’ for everybody. He’s bringing along that cutie-pie saxophonist, hooligan, and former teen idol Mr. Mario Perrett, too. Gunzel services provided by one of my fave drumblers: Mr. Forrest “Frosty” Padgett.
And, Friday night, John Keegan® and Madhouse will be whooping it up once again At Capt. Carlos. An angry army of ants will be crawling up your leg all night long! See you there!

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40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/

PHOTOS: Good Music, Good Food, Good Sun, Good Fun – and a free gift from Boston Fence @ Gloucester Blues Fest Today

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Setting up for the Blues Fest — VIP Seats Still Available. You could be sitting here!

Here's what the artists see.  Get down there NOW and you could be in the front row!

Here’s what the artists see. Get down here NOW and you could be in the front row!

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The good people at Boston Fence replaced the old rusty fence at Stage Fort Park FOR FREE! Thank you FRANK!!

Nichole’s Picks 8/8 and 8/9

It is a big weekend in Rockport!  This would be a fantastic weekend to take a day trip (or better yet hurry up and make a reservation to stay overnight) to enjoy some of the exciting events the town has planned! Or, if you are a resident, hurry up and invite some friends into town to celebrate with you!

Pick #1   Rockport’s 3rd Annual Fireworks Display

Please head HERE to read more as well as to see the schedule of other events in town this weekend…and all of my other “Picks”!

As dusk descends on Rockport, settle in at Back Beach and the American Legion Bandstand to watch the third annual summertime fireworks display over Sandy Bay. The fireworks display will follow the Rockport Rotary Club’s Lobsterfest, a unique annual outdoor dining and fundraising event at the Legion Bandstand, serving boiled lobster, clam chowder and more from Noon to 7:00 pm.

Here is some video of last year’s display

Pick #2  Rockport Rotary Lobsterfest

Since you are going to be in town for the fireworks anyway, go ahead and enjoy this excellent opportunity.  Lobster and Live Music!

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Pick #3  Rockport at Night: First Friday

To kick the weekend off hit the shops and galleries enjoying some food and drinks as you relax, window shop, and find those “just perfect” purchases!

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Pick #4  The Rockport Legion Band Concert

What a delightful way to end you epic weekend in Rockport!  Relax oceanfront by the Back Beach Bandstand and listen to the band perform from 7:00-8:30 on Sunday Evening.

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For a more comprehensive list of family activities, visit our friends at North Shore Kid

BREAKING NEWS: $28 Gloucester Blues Fest Tix still available @ Chamber

When I posted yesterday, I didn’t know the Chamber is still offering $28 tickets at their 44 Commercial St. office until Friday @ Noon.  And if you go to the Harbor Loop concert tomorrow and track down Frank Biscardi or Gary Gorczyca, you can get $28 tickets from them too.  Weather prediction is for 72 and sunny.  A tad cool for the beach, but perfect for dancing to the Blues @ Stage Fort Park!

Come dance to this!

Happy Birthday to the Sweetest Daughter!

Good Harbor Beach Liv Matt ©Kim Smith 2015Niles Beach swim, Good Harbor Beach late day walk, Champagne, fresh-off-the-boat lobs, lemon-chocolate cake–celebrating Liv’s birthday with her sweet husband Matt–Gloucester-style! So happy to have them here for the weekend. Hurry back!

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Cooked up a pile of @captjoe06 lobsters tonight for Liv's Bday dinner! #bestever

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Happy Birthday to my darling daughter Liv!

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Nichole’s Picks 8/1 +8/2

August!  Yikes.  Slooooooow down, summer.

Pick #1     The Thomas E. Lannon

Thanks to Kim Smith for reminding us that kids sail free on Saturday mornings on the Thomas E. Lannon.  Take advantage of that great offer and receive one free child ticket for each adult ticket purchased.

Check out their website HERE!

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Pick #2  The Stage Fort Park CATA Trolley Shuttle

Thanks to Joey for reminding us that the CATA Trolley departs from Stage Fort park and makes stops all around Gloucester.  Parking at Stage Fort is FREE if you are riding the shuttle and ticket prices are the best take around at only $1 or $3 to hop on and off all day long!  Seriously!

The boys and I will often grab some smoothies and an ice coffee and just go for the round trip ride around the Cape to kill some time.  Totally an awesome thing to do….and even better if you want to hop off at Harbor Loop for a bit, or spend some time at Good Harbor Beach without the hassle (or cost) of parking, or walk around Rocky Neck and grab a bite to eat or an ice cream.  My only wish is that it was available on weekdays too!  For now, it is just weekends and holidays.

See Joey’s post HERE

And see the official website HERE

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Pick #3  Beverly Homecoming

Welcome to the 50th annual Beverly Homecoming celebration!

Join us as we celebrate the 50th annual Beverly Homecoming from July 29th – August 9th!  Over the past 50 years Homecoming has grown to include over 40 events for individuals and families, both young and old, including everyone’s favorite lobster festival on Wednesday, August 5th! See you there!

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Find much more information HERE

Pick #4  Salem Heritage Days

Find ALL the information you’ll need and see the SCHEDULE OF EVENTS, HERE

Heritage Days kicks off this year with the 27th Annual Salem Maritime Festival at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site on Derby Wharf from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The 27th Salem Maritime Festival will host an exciting array of free family fun festivities, including free harbor cruises, traditional craft demonstrations, and children’s activities. Come cruise, sail, paddle, and row through four centuries of Salem maritime history. Explore the Friendship of Salem and visiting vessels.  It doesn’t stop there folks, there are also three different events happening at the Willows on Saturday.  Be entertained by the Bridgin G.A.P.S. concert with performances ranging from local and non-local recording artists, live bands, dance groups, poets and other performance beginning at noon and running until 6:00 p.m. The Firemen’s Muster takes place at 12:30 p.m. where crews will compete to throw the longest stream of water with an antique hand pumped fire engine.  Clown Day will be also be happening from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. where clowns will be on hand all day to make balloon figures for your children, get their face painted and let them be entertained by a special performance at 2:30pm.

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For a more comprehensive list of family actiivities, visit our friends at North Shore Kid

Antonio Gentile Bandstand Summer Concert – Postponed to Wednesday

Tonight’s Concert Postponed till Wednesday, July 29 at 7pm.

Precision Roofing will provide free hot dogs and beverages at Wednesday’s Concert.

Bring the Whole Family!  Overdrive will have you dancing with the sounds of R & B with amazing horns!

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Check online for latest information

Check online for latest information

Nichole’s Picks 7/25 + 7/26

Pick #1

The Bluefin Blowout!  

Get yourself and the kiddos down to Cape Ann Marina Resort and Mile Marker 1 to see some giant tuna, meet the captains, check out the boats, bid at the silent auction and much, much more!  A FANTASTIC event, a premier fishing tournament and a tremendous addition to Cape Ann’s summer of fun!

 

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Click HERE for a full schedule of events!

Pick #2

Misselwood Concours d’Elegance:  Car Show

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Located near Boston, the Misselwood Concours d’Elegance is a premier classic car show featuring some of the finest automobiles in an unrivaled lawn and oceanfront setting on the East Coast. Attracting people from across the United States, the full weekend event has become the prime classic car happening of the summer on Boston’s historic Gold Coast.

Read all about the event HERE and see the schedule of events

Pick #3

2015 Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival

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What is better on a summer day than a good old sand sculpture “competition”.  I’ve got to be honest and admit that I’ve never been to this, but each and every summer it is on my bucket list!  Sounds like a fun way to spend a summer day.

Check out the schedule of events HERE!

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Pick #4

Footebrothers Canoe and Kayak Rentals

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Canoeing and kayaking has fast become one of Americas favorite pastimes. Inexpensive and easy to learn, it’s the sport of choice for people of all ages! Once you try it, you’ll agree that there is not a better way to exercise, enjoy the outdoors, and have fun with family and friends.

Our stretch of the river runs through a National Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary, scenic wetlands, and Bradley Palmer State Park and Willowdale State Forest! Much of the river is accessible only by canoe, and our some of our regulars include birders, botanists and fisherman.

Get all the information that you many need HERE

For a more comprehensive list of family activities, visit our friends at North Shore Kid

Today’s The Day! Sista Felicia’s Food Is Finally Available Starting Today At The Cape Ann farmer’s Market

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FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!

Sista Felicia’s food is finally available for you to purchase and enjoy.

She has happily partnered with Marshall’s Farm Stand to prepare for you, delicious (and healthy) specialty dishes. Marshalls Farm Stand has been family owned and operated, for many generations at 144 Concord Street, Gloucester Ma.

Sista Felicia will be working with Bobby Marshall each week, going to Marshall’s Farm Stand to select the freshest and most seasonal ingredients to prepare dishes to be sold at The Cape Ann Farmers Market. The Cape Ann Farmers Market is held every Thursday at Stage Fort Park from 3:00 to 6:30 PM. Parking is Free.  Farm To Table.

Stop by Sista’s Booth Located next to the Bandstand in the Food Court area of today’s Cape Ann Farmer’s Market and take home yummy delights like Lobster Rolls, Shrimp Rolls, Haddock Sandwiches, Lobster Chowder, New Potato Caper Dill Salad, and Mango Radish Slaw. Sista Felicia’s Homemade Sweet Tea will also be available to quench your thirst.

She will be at the Cape Ann Farmers Market beginning today, Thursday, July 23rd and will continue through to the close of the season.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!!!!!!!

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Who Needs To Cook Come Get Some For Your Family Tonight!

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FRIED HADDOCK SANDWICHES ON VIRGILIO’S ROLLS

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NEW POTATO CAPER DILL SALAD

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If You Have Water Bugs, You Should Have One of These

If your kids are water bugs, like mine, then you need to check out these new KYPADS.  I did a quick blog post about them earlier this spring, but would be remiss to not follow up now that we’ve had the awesome opportunity to demo these incredible boards for a few weeks.

We were lucky enough to take two KYPADS with us to Nantucket back in June and then were thrilled to hang on to them a bit longer so as to hit the beaches around Cape Ann too!

These boards were designed by a some local peeps who had the vision to create boards that are super kid friendly, easy to manage, and up to the challenge of some kid wear and tear.

My humble review of the boards?  Well, first of all, they couldn’t have been easier to get on and off my Jeep…which I might add, is pretty high.  I was able to put them up and strap them on by myself after having gotten the hang of the ratchet straps.  Once the boards were off the Jeep most of the kids that we were traveling with (ages 6-12) had no trouble carrying them down to the beach with no help whatsoever!  That is a HUGE plus!  My absolute FAVORITE thing about the boards?  Each and every child, without exception, quickly mastered how to maneuver the boards and took to the water with no fear, no assistance, and no difficulty. More importantly than that…each child, without exception, came off the water feeling proud of the independence they had just demonstrated…and pretty psyched that they had become so darn good at something so quickly.

My boys can’t get enough of the water.  They are happiest when they are at the beach or on a boat.  To be able to hit the water solo and with such confidence in such a cool way was so excellent for them.  They were so proud of themselves and I couldn’t have been happier.

Check out the KYPADs HERE and learn about how they were created and how fabulous they truly are.

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