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Show closes tonight at 8pm!

Exquisite work by young artist Leon Doucette tonight until 8 pm at The Hive!

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Works on paper by artist Jeff Cluett – live at The Hive!

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Live from the 18 Up and 30 Under Fabulous Show at the Hive! Beautiful photos by Alessia LoGrasso

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Show assistant installers Charles and George Ryan!

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SELL OUT ALERT: Cape Ann Symphony Holiday Pops TOMORROW (SAT)!

Once again, we’ve got you covered with a sell-out alert while you can still get tickets. Sunday is sold out, but if you act fast, you can get into tomorrow’s Cape Ann Symphony Holiday Pops Concert. BUT … they won’t last long so CLICK HERE and get them now!


Brought to you by Good Morning Gloucester ~ Happy Thanksgiving All!

In order of appearance:

Bowdie Russell

Joe Ciaramitaro

Katelyn Foley

Richie Cassola

Frankie Ciaramitaro

Cody Burns

Jerry McKay

Daniel J. Dunbar

Pete Mondello

Richie Baressi

Mike Tufts

Peter Libro

Matt St. Pierre

Steve Amaral

Tony Gross


Calling all chocolate lovers (and friends of chocolate lovers) ~ Get this book from local chocolatier Hallie Baker, proprietor of Turtle Alley: Turtle, Truffle, Bark: Simple and Indulgent Chocolates to Make at Home.

HALLIE BAKER TURTLE ALLEY ©KIM SMITH 2015I am starting my Christmas wish list today and this book is at the top! Turtle, Truffle, Bark is available to purchase at Turtle Alley and on Amazon.

About the Author ~ Hallie Baker started learning how to make chocolates half her life ago, and hasn’t stopped since. She opened Turtle Alley Chocolates in Gloucester, MA. in 1999, and Turtle Alley II in Salem MA. in 2002. Her chocolates have been featured in Gourmet Magazine, Saveur, Roadfood, The Boston Globe, The Splendid Table, the Food Network’s Roker on the Road, the Rachel Ray show, Tonia’s Kitchen, and more.
Having studied painting in college, her parent’s sage advice to work in the food business kept her fed, but ultimately led her to her chocolatier-ing ways. Now playing with flavor is as much fun as painting was back in the day. This is Hallie’s first book. Fingers crossed for many more!

Hallie’s book is the absolute perfect gift for the lover of all things chocolate on your Christmas list!

Single Tree Music Presents Holidays & Wintertide featuring Chelsea Berry, Brian Alex of ENTRAIN, Renee Dupuis, Joe Cardoza and Dennis Monagle.

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On Saturday, December 12th at 7pm, join us for our 4th annual celebration of Christmas on Cape Ann: HOLIDAYS & WINTERTIDE.

Each year, this magical celebration of the holidays has highlighted holiday classics and lesser-known, future favorites performed by some of the area’s most acclaimed talents.

This year’s performance has moved to Gloucester, Massachusetts’ Tavern on the Harbor. The new location will afford our guests a more comfortable viewing and listening experience, a full bar and convenient access to parking.

Tickets are just $25 ahead of time or $30 at the door.

tavern eTavern on the Harbor
30 Western Ave, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930

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Thanksgiving Eve @ The Rhumb Line ~ Dave Sag’s Blues Part with this crazy good lineup. Orville Giddings, Mark Earley, Tom Palance, Kent Allyn & Steve Chaggaris. This Blues Bash is right for you!

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Due to impending Turkey-eating holiday this week, We are commandeering Wednesday night at the Rhumb Line for a night of pre-digestive exercise. This means the heavy dancing guns.
So, C’mon down and boogie your scruples away to Mr. Orville Giddings and crew, featuring The Tower of Kielbasa Horns. That’s world-famous Mr. Marque Earley on honkophone and Tootin’ Tom Palance, on strumpet. Furthermore, a new guy: Mr. Kent Allyn will be poking’ those ivories in the nose. Wait till you hear this guy! Li’l Steevee Chaggaris will be thumpin’ and I’ll be basic. We’re gonna start a li’l later, too: 9 to midnight. Comport or contort yourself! Ask your yoga instructor if The Blues Bash is right for you!

Wednesday November 25 9pm-12am


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


12238232_744193979017772_8600542545552765950_oCome do your holiday shopping for the gardeners in your life at Backyard Growers this Saturday for SHOP LOCAL SATURDAY! We have new t-shirts, ready-to-go garden gift tins filled with donated products from local businesses, and High Mowing seeds, sprouts, and gift boxes. 100% of your purchase will support our non-profit programs that benefit Gloucester kids and families!



Caffe Sicilia has a few pumpkin, ricotta, coconut cream, and pecan pies still available. They are going fast so hurry on in! Please pick up your pie orders before 8pm Wednesday night as they are closed Thanksgiving Day.

Captain Hollywood Mayor Sefatia ©Kim Smith 2015Mayor Sefatia stops in for a quick cup of Caffe Sicilia fabulous vegigie soup during her super busy day and shares a bite with Wicked Tuna Captain Hollywood Bill Muniz.Mayor Sefatia Caffe Sicilia ©Kim Smith

 Left to right Mario Balstreri (seated), Peter Zappa, our Mayor, and Peter Locontro

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Virgilios is making their usual mountain of rolls for Thanksgiving. Walk in service is available and for a large order, it’s best to let them know ahead of time. Virgilos is open through Wednesday at 5pm, closed Thanksgiving Day. 

Joe Virgilio ©kim Smith 2015Joe and Nancy Virgilio wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!Virgilios ©Kim Smith 2015

Yummm, Virgilios cookies look so inviting arrayed with Thanksgiving pies!


Jon and Alexandra wish all a Happy Thanksgiving!

Alexandra's Bread still taking orders for Thanksgiving breads and yummy treats! 978-281-3064

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CALL 978-281-3064 to place your orders. 

Today, Sunday at 2:45, the Bells of the UU Church Will Ring Out for Paris

The Paul Revere bell in the Gloucester Meetinghouse tower will toll at 2:45pm, 15 minutes prior to the Spectrum Singers concert. We will do this in honor of those who died or are suffering in Paris, the worldwide victims of terrorism or intolerance, and affirmation of our precious heritage of religious freedom.

Whether you subscribe to a traditional religious practice or simply find a divine presence in nature…we hope you will join us for this meaningful community event.12248083_10206436536644642_3851320480683406107_o

Cape Ann Vernal Pond team Update

Rick Roth writes,

We had a nice exhibit at the Sustainability Fair at the Gloucester High Field House a couple weeks ago.  Lots of cool stuff, solar power, wind power and much more.  Thanks to Colleen Anderson for working at the event and Ashley Gullett for inviting us.

But… I gotta tell you this part:
At one point in the day, I was speaking with one of the visitors to our display, when I realized how tired I was of being on my feet, since it had been several hours by then.  Well, I went to sit down on one of our coolers (we always have coolers at our shows because we transport our animals in them) and I neglected to calculate correctly the trajectory of my hind end so that my center of gravity ended up well behind the cooler.  Soon, very soon, the cooler and I were both upended onto the floor, at which point, my momentum carried me into one of our display panels (seven feet tall and six feet wide, wooden frame, rather heavy) and sent it on a crash course toward one of the young ladies at the exhibit next to us.  At this point, Colleen was kind of screaming “watch out, watch out”.  The exhibit lady turned around just in time to catch the falling panel, with the help of the guy with the clear plastic house model with some sort of heat exchanger in it, who happened to be walking by at the moment.  I was still buns up on the floor, but a catastrophe was averted.  But… do you see what you miss when you don’t show up for these events?

That was probably our last show of 2015.  We are already booking shows for next year.  We have a newsletter to put out.  And we need some more members for our Fundraising Committee.  So please volunteer for one of those activities.  And, we need to add a two or three people to our Board of Directors.  Lots to do in the “off season” so please get in touch and volunteer for us.

Thanks,  Rick

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The Primate Fiasco ~ A Fiasco of A GOOD TIME!!!! New Orleans FUNK STREET BAND!!! @ MinglewoodAtLat43 Friday 9pm 11.20.2015

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Seriously one of the best bands to come to town…go see them…you will be glad you did!

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25 Rogers Street

Gloucester, MA


Tonight . Chris Stovall Brown . Dave Sag’s Blues Party . The Rhumb Line . 8:30pm . November 19, 2015

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Dave says,

We’re cookin’ with aghast this time around with the crash landing of Mr. Chris “Stovall”
Brown on our shores. His clinically-approved method of guitarnomics and vocalizations will have you writhing in ecstasy on the dirty floor. Only Asgard®, the stain remover of the Gods, can help clean up this human stain. Pork crackling rants provided by Mr. Steevee Chaggarriss, finger popping somnambulist, and eardrum specialist. I’ll be there, too, whining about the tip jar once again. Hours 8:30 to 11:30.

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Now,kids, next week sees Thanksgiving on Thursday, so to prepare your pyloric valve for the festivities, I’ll be moving to Wednesday night, dragging in the bone-breaking Mr. Orville Giddings and a cast of several including Mr. Marque Earley on honkophone, Mr. Kent Allyn, on keys, and Mr. Steevvee Chaaggaarriss (once again) on drummps. A special night! hours 9 to 12.
December is heart attack month. Read it and weep! My best shows!??!!
Dec. 3 Ms. Lisa Marie. Who knows who she’ll drag in?
Dec.10 Ricky “King” Russell and Johnny Bluehorn. Wait till you hear this guy! Otherworldly!
Dec.17 “Sax” Gordon Beadle with Eddie Scheer and mike DiBari. What can I say?
Dec. 24 and 31 off to the Gerald Ford Clinic for rehab. See you next year!






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



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