Category Archives: Things to do

September 4th 2015 Downtown Gloucester Block Party IS FRIDAY THIS MONTH!!!!!


September 4th Block Party INFO

Friday, September 4th, Gloucester Block Parties presents Sails & Tails. Main Street will be full of free entertainment and activities for all ages. The shops will be open late and the restaurants will serve al fresco. Kicking off the Labor Day weekend and celebrating the Schooner Festival, the Sails & Tails party will feature performances by the GHS Docksiders; GHS Cheerleaders; Glosta’s Got Talent competition winners, Alexandra Grace and Josh Cominelli; The Wave; Charlee Bianchini & Friends; Carlo Cicala and Friends; Keeping Company; and The Runaround. Plus, Brent McCoy returns to Main Street with The Secret Circus Act.

When: Friday, September 4th – Sails & Tails

Time: 6:00-11:00 pm

Where: Main Street, Gloucester

Cost: Free


A call for Artistic Designer of Rubber Ducks

What? Let’s start at the end. Schooner Festival Weekend! This coming Saturday, September 5 there is a boat parade, A Parade of Lights! Parade starts at Jones Creek out the Cut Bridge into the Harbor and around the coves then Fireworks! Sounds amazing. Last Year’s parade was a tad thin. I think they need more boats. So I was thinking.

A six foot translucent Rubber Duck up on the Radar Arch of Blue Duck with a wicked bright LED bar inside. I have a blow up two man raft as a base, surf board under that, the LED bar and a 180 rubber ducks for the edging. But I need an idea for how to make the duck. A beach ball for the head, maybe some sticks here and there for support wrapped in a yellow sheet or something. I’ll have Thursday to Saturday at 7PM to construct. Anyone who spends time or comes up with the awesome solution like they have a big blow up Rubber Duck in their basement gets to ride in the parade. (Anything that blows up that light can go through that can be painted yellow might help.)

Wanna make a Homie the Seagull for RD to chase to stick on the bow? Make it and we’ll mount it!

Or if you want to add to the parade, throw some lights on your boat and read the info here!

Anyone know where this dog keeps his duck? Maybe we could borrow it while she is sleeping.

Anyone know where this dog keeps his duck? Maybe we could borrow it while she is sleeping.

Community Stuff 8/31/15


Hi Joey

Here is something for golf enthusiasts.

Fall Memberships @ Rockport Golf Club

Here;s a chance to get a jump start on a new 2016 membership. Fill out an application for the 2016 season, pay $400.00 and you can play from September 1st 2015 until the course closes. The $400.00 will be applied toward your 2016 Dues. Call or visit the pro shop. 978 546 3340




“Alzheimer’s Disease, Journey of a Caregiver.

Jorgelina Zeoli (aka Jayzee) will introduce her autobiographical book series Journey of a Caregiver. As the only caregiver of her mother with Alzheimer’s disease, Jorgelina writes about the heartbreak, the anxiety, the exhaustion and other challenges she faced through the last twelve years of her mother’s life, as well as the evolution of the disease and the unfolding and closure of their mother-daughter relationship.

At the Hamilton-Wenham Library

Thursday, Oct. 15 from 6:30-7:30

14 Union Street

South Hamilton, MA 01982

5th Annual Gloucester Overdose Vigil this Mon 8/31 6:30pm



The Sargent House Museum’s foyer is ready to greet a Candlelight Tour. (Photo courtesy of: Vignette Lammott.)

Guests in period dress attend at private party and tour hosted by Peggy Russell of Pop Gallery. (Photo courtesy of: Vignette Lammott.)

Dear Member and Supporters,
The Sargent House Museum announces Private Tours and Customized Functions, a new way to experience our museum!  Visit the Sargent House as it was in the 18th century and enjoy stories about the house and Judith’s Gloucester from rooms beautifully furnished with decorative and fine arts from the North Shore and Boston as well as European pieces imported by  Gloucester merchants.
Read the tour descriptions below and submit the inquiry form to learn how our new venue can enhance your next event.  Customized functions may be requested to highlight various aspects of the House, collections and Judith’s lifetime.
Amanda Hurd
President, Sargent House Museum

Children looking at underwater camera


Hope you can help us out with a posting for Maritime Gloucester’s Auction which went live on Bidding for Good Friday and will be up through September 8. Funds raised during this auction will help fund our Ocean Explorers Program. This program brings each 3rd, 4th and 5th grade class on Cape Ann to Maritime Gloucester for two field trip days, one in the fall, and one in the spring, to participate in hands-on marine and physical science activities. In the winter, we present in-classroom lessons for each of the 35 classrooms in the different schools. We also provide pre and post visit materials.

We hope everyone will check it out, bid high, bid often and help us reach our goal to fund our educational programming for the students of Cape Ann.

Website: In search bar type in Maritime Gloucester Evening Under the Spars and you can look at all the fabulous items and services (mostly local) that have generously been donated. Thank you all for your support!!

Sue Ann Pearson

Director of Development

Maritime Gloucester

You have two hours (Until 1PM) to get to the Rockport Farmers Market

Rockport, Harvey Park, across the street from the Red Skiff that you might be able to get into if you wait two more weeks and the tourists have left. But go now. Buy a chicken that was just a puffy little chick at Seaview Farm earlier this summer. Now they are big and round and ready for your frying pan or oven. Get that chicken, fresh eggs, Vidalia Onion Pickle Relish any day 38 South Street, Rockport.

Ken from Seaview Farm at Cape Ann Farmers Market on Thursday. Meet him and the chicken that he is holding at the Rockport Farmers Market. (Chicken is in his left hand.)

Ken from Seaview Farm at Cape Ann Farmers Market on Thursday. Meet him and the chicken that he is holding at the Rockport Farmers Market. (Chicken is in his left hand.)

Daily 2015 #GloucesterMA Schooner Festival Update For 8/27/15 @GlSchoonerFest

For 2015 Gloucester Schooner Festival Information-

2015 MHD poster

The Schooner Fest is #1 of ‘s “15 ways to spend Labor Day in New England” #GloucesterMA


BIG announcement!

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! No, seriously this is HUGE!

Joey is trusting ME with a microphone and coming soon ‘Alicia Unleashed’ Podcast! (yes you read that right)



An all women podcast with special guest’s featuring YOU! We will be inviting women that follow GMG or listen to the podcasts for their views on subject matters!

Get ready ladies! The next guest could be YOU!

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

Dave Saginario

Dave says,

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

courtesy photo


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

Huge Multi-Seller Yard Sale Saturday & Sunday August 29th & 30th 9am-3pm

pirateshiplogotest.1dc01dcHuge Multi-Seller Yard Sale

Saturday & Sunday
August 29th & 30th
209 Essex Ave, Gloucester MA
(The parking lot at Tally’s Auto Sales)

This will be a packed sale with tons of fresh merchandise! There will be antiques, collectibles, vehicles, furniture, tools, art, jewelry, books, records and much more!

This will be a great sale for re-sellers!

Sorry, no time for pictures but don’t worry, there will be PLENTY for sale!

Cape Ann Auction Sponsored Yard Sale

Daily #GloucesterMA Schooner Festival Update 8/26/15



Ron Gilson submits-

Ben Pine’s name was a household word in the days of sail- the illustrious 1920s.  Piney said that the Essex built Schooner Columbia “Was the finest piece of wood to ever show her highs out of Gloucester.”  Schooner Columbia was lost prematurely off Sable Island only a few years after her launching.  She was the best that Essex built and Gloucestermen sailed schooner in the history of dorymen.

You can see from the photo Ron took this morning that on the tombstone of Ben Pine it depicts the beautiful Schooner Columbia.

Come down to Maritime Gloucester (23 Harbor Loop, downtown Gloucester) to celebrate the arrival of the schooner Columbia on Thursday, August 27, at 10am. All attendees will be entered into a raffle for a free 2015 Schooner Festival Hat and Schooner Festival T-Shirt! (must be present during the drawing to win)

Help us welcome the Columbia is proper Gloucester style!


Tracy Arabian

Schooner Roseway In The Fog – Photos From Anthony Marks

For More Info-


Ticket sales go to the Carlo “Sleepy” Palazolla Memorial fund, which benefits not only Gloucester youth sporting teams but the Saint Peter’s Fiesta sporting events.

Janelle Pallazola, Sleepy’s daughter, writes that this is the second year that Sleepy’s trophy has been shared with the winners including all men, women, and junior seine boat winning teams along with Greasy Pole champions; this year’s pole walking champs being Lenny Taormina (Friday), Joey DaSilva (Saturday), and Jake Wagner (Sunday). Currently Joe is holding the the trophy for all the winners.

Come join the fun while supporting Fiesta competitions and our local youth teams!



Never a disappointment…

For as long as Passports Restaurant has been open, my husband and I have been regulars!

We have always had an outstanding meal and even better service. Last night after the podcast taping at Cape Ann TV we headed over there for some amazing dinner and great wine!

Joey’s new obsession ‘Seafood Paella’


Super K’s Cobb Salad


Ohhhh and what did I have? The amazing Steak and Potato salad but there’s no picture because I dug in and ate some before Joey could stop me to take a picture!

Go see Eric and his team! You won’t be disappointed!

Passports Restaurant

108 Main St, Gloucester

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Tonight’s Special Guest: Bill Gleason 7-10pm 8.26.2015


This week only…
Prime Rib – $12.95 (while they last)

Wednesday, August 26th – 7pm
Special Guest: BILL GLEASON!

bill gleason

jisilva photo


True blues with the great Bill Gleason. Nobody does what
this guy does. An incredible study of the genre. Wouldn’t
want you to miss it! – 7pm! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Allen Estes

J.B. Amero

Jon Butcher

Looking forward……to seeing you there :-)

September 4, 2015 Sails and Tails Gloucester Block Party Schedule



For more info-

Participating stores and restaurants-

Participating Stores and Restaurants:

The Cave, Premier Imprints,TBT Post, West End Sweets, Short & Main, Cafe Sicilia, Cafe Bishco, Cape Ann Olive Oil, Pop Gallery, Dog Bar, Palazola’s Sporting Goods, Jalapenos, Pisces, Mark Adrian Shoes, Harbor Goods/Life is Good, Local Colors, Kid’s Unlimited, Topside Grill, Turtle Alley, Dogtown Book Shop, G33K, Village Silversmith, Toodeloos!, Ohana, The Weathervane, The Dress Code, Fabola, Trident Gallery, Blue River Diamonds


His Newest Story, What Pet Should I Get &

The Lorax

Peter_Pan_HelpsAudience memberActivity Time: Peter Pan(Olivia Osterman) helps a young audience member find her shadow


 Live Theatre Performances for Young Audience Members Age 3 and Older

Gloucester Stage continues Playtime Stories, a fun combination of children’s stories, live performances and children’s activities for ages 3 and older, on Saturday, August 29 at 10 am at Gloucester Stage, 267, East Main Street, Gloucester. The stories set for August 29 are from Dr. Seuss: the new Dr. Seuss story, Which Pet Should I Get? and the classic tale of The Lorax. Following the performance, young audience members are invited to join Youth Program Director Heidi Dallin, Gloucester Stage Education Apprentices: Avery Daniels, Jenna Worden and Amelia Dornbush and cast members from the Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop program for activities and theatre games. On August 29 young audience members can learn about Stage Makeup and be made up as their favorite Dr. Seuss character from the stories, play theatre games and participate in a craft. Playtime Stories offers young children the unique opportunity to experience the fun and magic of live theatre as they watch their favorite books come to life onstage as well as the opportunity to join the Playtime Stories Company in fun and interactive workshops relating to the story. Each week Playtime Stories explores a different story ranging from classic fairy tales to new stories to works by local authors. All Playtime Stories’ performances are held at 10 am at Gloucester Stage, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Admission is $5. For more information, call the Gloucester Stage Box Office at978-281-4433 or visit

150218115124-02-dr-seuss-0218-exlarge-169This week’s story the new Dr. Seuss story What Pet Should I Get?

Apprentice_Helps_Young_Audience_MemberGloucester Stage Education Apprentice Avery Daniels helps a young audience member during activity time

PeterPan and Wendy_Fly_1590Peter Pan(Olivia Osterman) and Wendy(Miranda Joyce) Fly

PLaytimeStoriesPerformsPeterPan_1582Playtime Stories Company Performs

A view from Hull

I spent my summers in Hull from the age of 3 to 21.  My Nonnie bought a cottage on the bayside with a view of the bay and also Paragon Park.  On August 19, 2015, went to visit a very close friend to visit her and her mom in Nantasket Beach.  We went to the Hull Point and took this photo of Boston.  The airport is only 7 miles away from this spot.

August 19, 2015 from Hull

Take advantage while summer is still here……

$1 Oysters are what’s up on Cape Ann right now.

The following places advertise on a weekly basis and are subject to change by the week. If there are places that I have not listed please leave a comment and I will update.

The Studio 

All day Monday- Thursday

Foreign Affairs

Sunday- Brunch

Tuesday- Dinner hours

Wednesday- Lunch and Dinner hours

Thursday and Friday Lunch hours only

Short & Main

Everyday except Wednesdays

During the hours of 5pm to 6pm and 9pm to 10pm

Seaport Grille

Wednesday- All day

Mile Marker

Every Sunday all day

What? You’ve never been aboard the Beauport Princess Cruise Ship? Rectify that on Schooner Festival Sunday!

This is NOT a small whale-watch or fishing boat.  It’s a fully-loaded CRUISE SHIP featuring 2 enclosed decks with dance floors, 3 full-service bars (wine, beer & top-shelf liquor) and an open-air top deck — theatre seating on the first deck, tables on the second deck and couches on the top deck.

The weather will probably be great, but even if it’s not, you can party in luxury and comfort on both of the air-conditioned (or heated if need be) indoor decks with bars and dance floors.

Plus you’ll be partying with 5-time Grammy Nominees Roomful of Blues and cruising historic Gloucester Harbor full of tall ships on Schooner Festival Sunday!  Our last three concert cruises sold out, so please don’t be one of those people who calls us begging for a spot we can’t give you.  Get your tickets RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW. Then you can relax and enjoy Schooner Festival weekend!

The 2015 Schooner Festival poster is avail for sale for $5 (+postage/handling). Contact @MaritimeGlou #GloucesterMA

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