Category Archives: Things to do

Dave Sag’s Blues Party tonight with Tim Gartland @ The Rhumb Line 8:30pm 8.25.2016

 

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Dave says,
Mr Tim Gartland returns! Presently living in Nashville where he is the top-rated John Deere® Salesman,he not only plays a mean harmonica and sings like an angel, but he has just returned from Rio, where his synchronized spitting team brought home the Gold for the good ol’ USA.

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He’s dragging in a crack team to black him up, featuring Mr. Tom West, dishpan handed keyboardist for the (Eupho) Mystics, Pete Henderson,on catarrh, who ,like me is still in recovery from last week’s Sax Gordon show,and Forrest “Tucker” Padgett to make butter on the skins. A great time!

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

http://www.therhumbline.com/

 

Wednesdays with Fly Amero at the Rhumb Line ~ Tonight’s Musical Guest: Charlee Bianchini- 7pm 8.24.2016

 

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Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, August 24th – 7pm
Musical Guest: CHARLEE BIANCHINI!

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photo by Sheila Roberts Orlando

We’ve been having a wonderful series of Wednesday shows
of late. No reason to change now. Charlee Bianchini returns
to us once again this week, offering (as always) her finely
crafted music with grace and beauty. We are honored. ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen…
…now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Upcoming…
8/31 – Jay & Laurie Keefe (Allen Estes guest hosts)

9/07 – Liz Frame & The Kickers

9/14 – Honkytonk Women

9/21 – Bradley Royds

9/28 – Chick & Ellen

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there🙂

Gloucester Harvest Music Festival Fundraiser at LAT43! 4-10pm 25 Rogers St, Gloucester, MA

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This is a fundraiser for the Gloucester Harvest Music Festival, which is a charity event to support the AGH Citizens Fund, a fundraising arm for our local hospital, Addison Gilbert. The AGH Citizens Fund is a non-profit, grass roots community based organization who raises money to donate funds directly back into the hospital for anything they may need. All proceeds go directly to the fund to support AGH! Visit our websites at www.gloucesterharvestmusicfestival.com and www.aghcitizensfund.orgThere will be amazing food that night of course, along with raffles, a 50/50. For more info, you can call Carol Pallazolla at 978-879-7652. 10percent of the proceeds raised will be donated to our event! Please come out and have a yummy meal with us for a good cause! Thanks!

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25 Rogers St

Gloucester, MA

(978) 281-0223

http://www.latfortythree.com/

Lee Lewis and the Doo Wop All Stars close out the Summer Bandstand Series on Sunday August 28th

Lee Lewis and the Doo Wop All Stars
at the Antonio Gentile Bandstand
Stage Fort Park, Hough Avenue, Gloucester MA
August 28, 2016 at 7pm

Lee Lewis And The Doo Wop All StarsThe concert is sponsored by The Gloucester Lodge of Elks. The Doo Wop Allstars bring the best of fifties and sixties vocal showpieces for your entertainment. This New Hampshire based group will bring back fond memories of your favorite classic tunes.

This will be the eighth and final concert of the Bandstand Series’ 2016 season. This year is the thirtieth anniversary season of these free concerts in the park.  Large audiences continue to attend and listen in this picturesque setting overlooking Gloucester’s outer harbor.

The concert is free to the public. Parking is free and the venue and rest rooms are wheelchair-accessible. Bring a blanket or chair and perhaps picnic dinner. The rain date is Wednesday, August 31. For further information please visit DavidLBenjamin.com or call 978-281-0543

Looking For a Unique and Awesome Getaway?

The Green Turtle Floating Bed and Breakfast in Charlestown is absolutely one of my new favorite places in the world.

In looking for a quick little getaway, I started thinking that it would be fun to find a houseboat or a “yacht” to spend the night on.  Once I started to think in that direction, I quickly realized that the boats I was finding were either a) super expensive or b) kind of run down or c) far away.

I was beginning to get a little bit discouraged, but then…just when I was about to give up and go a different route…I found the Green Turtle Floating Bed and Breakfast in Charlestown. It was perfect on every note.  Super cute, check. The right price, check.  Close enough to home to allow for a quick getaway, check. Something a little bit different, check. Easy, check.  Done.

The owners of the Green Turtle, Karen and John, actually own two yachts and the floating house (which is home to two nearly identical and separate units).  While I had originally been looking for an actual boat….and while their boats looked really, really lovely…I  was immediately smitten with adorable yellow home on the water.

Booking was a breeze.  I emailed for availability and Karen got back to the me the very next morning.  We cemented a date, I planned our getaway, I called on our way in, and John was in the parking lot of the marina ready to greet us the second we arrived.  He made us feel incredibly welcome from the get go.  He helped us put our things in a dock wagon, gave us our bearings, talked to us about various modes of transportation for getting into the city, and escorted us to our little floating home.  Once inside, he gave us the skinny on the whats and hows of our accommodations, talked to us about nearby lunch options, showed us our generously stocked (and free) fridge, snacks, coffee, and even homemade granola, and shared a big file of brochures about the area.  Just when we thought it couldn’t get any nicer, the lovely and equally as gracious Karen arrived.  Karen welcomed us, asked us about any food allergies, and asked what time we’d like breakfast delivered to our door.  How did a mushroom, onion, and cheese frittata with fresh fruit, cornbread, and chorizo sound?   Ummm….yes, please.

They excused themselves and allowed us to settle in.  For the rest of our stay Karen and John were available when we needed them, but politely tucked away elsewhere when we didn’t.  They live aboard another boat in the marina and were busy with the hustle and bustle that is involved in maintaining a variety of vessels and accommodations….and yet were always up for a chat when we happened to engage them along the way.  John happily shared his fishing rod with my husband and, upon hearing that we had reservations at the Chart House on Long Wharf, gave me a card for the Water Taxi to pick us up at our front door (well, deck chair) and deliver us almost directly to the restaurant.  It couldn’t have been more convenient or perfect…and the nice little boat ride across the harbor on a beautiful evening was an added bonus!

The photos speak for themselves.  Our room was perfectly quaint and comfortable.  Fully equipped with AC, television, seating area, really comfortable bed, microwave, and refrigerator (full of water, juices, yogurt, milk, cream, and some simple snacks).  While it was the perfect combination of well-equipped and cozy….my favorite place was, without a doubt, the dock.  With 4 deck chairs and some side tables…and some pretty planters with flowers….I could have sat there forever.  In the evening we had cocktails on the dock, read a little, and watched a large variety of boat traffic come and go in the harbor.  In the morning, we drank coffee, ate our phenomenally delicious breakfast….and then read a little more.

My only regret is that our stay was too short.  I will absolutely be returning for a longer stay soon. The question is, stay onboard one of their yachts next time….or return to the floating home that we loved so much?

Check out all of their options, information, and more at the link below.

The Green Turtle Floating Bed and Breakfast

 

John Raymond Jerome Band last night @ The Harbor Loop Summer Concert Series 2016..Next week “What Time Is It Mr. Fox 8.25.2016

 

John Raymond & Geoff small on guitar, Will Kidder on bass, Bob metzger on pedal steel, Steve Jerome on drums dickey Harper on harmonica 0. Have to get the violin players name.

Great night with  threatening clouds. The band played until8is because those clouds gave way to rain. There were so many familiar songs with some originals here and there. This band was real sweet and and so smooth. I think it’s safe to say the crowd loved them… I know I did.

Nex week “What Time Is it Mr. Fox?

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Sax Gordon Tonight! Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line 8:30pm 8.18.2016

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The exploding cigar of honky sax, Mr. Gordon “Sax” Beadle, returns to The Rhumb Line. They broke the mold before they made this guy! Always a party!

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And he’s bringing along the Mysterious Mr. Pete henderson to thwack the glitar as well as Mr. Chris Rivelli, of Broomful ‘O Blooze fame to hit on all cylinders. Don’t miss it!

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

http://www.therhumbline.com/

 

Nichole’s Picks 8/20 + 8/21

Pick #1:  Gloucester Waterfront Festival

9:00 a.m – 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Stage Fort Park

With live music, crafts, vendors, artisans, and much more Stage Fort Park will be the place to be this weekend.  In addition to all of the shopping and entertainment, the North Shore Old Car Club will be displaying a large collection of antique automobiles on Sunday.

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Pick #2:  Antique and Classic Boat Festival

Salem, Ma at the Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina 

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The flash of polished bronze and gleam of varnished wood across the water will be the order of the day as elegant antique and classic yachts sail into the host city of Salem, Massachusetts for the 34th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival August 20-21, 2016. Mostly wood, primarily private yachts and aesthetically stunning, the vessels will be on display to the public over the weekend at Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina. A hallmark of the Festival is the great variety of craft exhibited. “Where else,” says Pat Wells, Coordinator, “can one see 1900s-60s motor yachts, mahogany speedboats, sloops, yawls, schooners and a 19th century gold-leaf canoe! Although many of these craft are museum quality, they are real boats in the water and in use by their owners today.”

To the delight of the public, some skippers sport vintage garb; others display period décor or play a few tunes. Table settings and captivating floral arrangements might be found aboard a boat. Welcome mats are in evidence and children, pets and parrots have been known to enliven the scene. Many hospitable owners invite the public aboard for a personal tour, regaling visitors with tales of their boat’s history, memorable voyages and the joys and woes of restoring their classic.

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Courtesy of http://necacbs.org/ 

 

Pick #3:  Boston Greenfest

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Welcome to the region’s largest multicultural environmental music festival located at Boston City Hall Plaza, Faneuil Hall and the adjacent Sam Adams Park. This year will feature a Showcase of Innovation. Find out how salt, water and vinegar can be more powerful than bleach. Try out apps that can make your life easier and our world greener. Discover ways to grow a mini-farm in your kitchen. See how easy it is to give new purpose to household objects. Appreciate art and jewelry made from recycled materials.

At this free event you can experience live music and dance performances from more than 20 countries, watch an eco-fashion show featuring local designers with models walking the runway in upcycled fashion, create a community-wide art piece, view a green film festival, test drive an electric car, listen to inspiring speakers, take a ride on a bike that generates electricity, taste healthy international cuisines, have a drink at the beer and wine garden, and much more.

Learning comes in many forms. Boston GreenFest is a community classroom. It allows everyone to learn and explore together. It will bring the innovator out that is in each one of us.

Boston GreenFest is a celebration of life and possibility, providing you with ideas and experiences that can shape your life and the life of your community. When summer comes to a close, see that it closes by opening a door to a greener future. Turn off your AC, call your friends and neighbors, and come explore Boston GreenFest!

As always, for a more comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid

Windhover Annual Summer Fundraiser – DINER EN COULEUR Thursday 8/18/16

Diner En Couleur
Sous la pleine lune AoÛt
(under the August full moon)
Annual Summer fundraiser
Thursday, August 18, 2016
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Featuring mini dance performances by the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company, Carol Earle, Sarah Slifer Swift plus live music

Come and enjoy this sumptuous event on the idyllic grounds of Windhover, 257R Granite Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

Bring your own picnic dinner (with settings) and join us at our extravagant white-clothed tables arrayed with flowers.  Toast the enchanted performances with a complimentary glass of champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries!

Walk away with one of our wonderful gift baskets that will be raffled off!

Admission donation is $25 per person. Dress is colorful festive.

Please make a reservation, by sending a check to Windhover, PO Box 2249, Rockport, MA, 01966 or online (through PayPal) at windhover.org  (a 501(c)3 non-profit)

For more information, contact Lisa Hahn, windhover@verizon.net or (978) 546-3611

Rockport Legion Band Free Concert Sunday August 21

On August 21, 2016, Jim Davison conducts the seventh concert of our 83rd summer concert series at the Back Beach Bandstand in Rockport, Massachusetts. The program will include the following pieces:

Popcorn is available.  Children are welcome.  Folding chairs and blankets are good. 

Concert #7 – August 21, 2016 – 7:00 PM
Jim Davison, conductor

STAR SPANGLED BANNER Francis Scott Key

BILLBOARD MARCH John Klohr

PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN Klaus Badelt

PROCESSION OF THE NOBLES Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov

THE DRUNKEN SAILOR arr. Grant Hill

BIG BAND BASH arr. Bob Lowden

GABRIEL’S OBOE Ennio Morricone ~ Bob Heineman, Oboe Solo

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Jerry Bock

YOU RAISE ME UP Rolf Lovland ~ Ben Fuller, Vocalist

OLD 89 Steve Thomas

THE IRISH WASHERWOMAN arr. Leroy Anderson

Celtic Celebration
Featuring The Creagan More Pipes & Drums
Dick Chain, Director

WINGS & MURDOS WEDDING Creagan More Pipes & Drums Entrance

HIGHLAND CATHEDRAL Creagan More & Rockport Legion Band

COCK OF THE NORTH Creagan More

79TH FAREWELL TO GIBRALTER Creagan More & Rockport Legion Band

A’ THE BLUE BONNETS Creagan More & Rockport Legion Band

EILEEN ARUN / WESTERING HOME Creagan More

SCOTLAND THE BRAVE / NO AWA Creagan More & Rockport Legion Band

AMAZING GRACE Creagan More & Rockport Legion Band

AULD LANG SYNE Creagan More & Rockport Legion Band

The name, “CREAGAN MORE” is Gaelic for “LARGE ROCKS!”
which means that our Celtic Celebration is actually
A LARGE ROCK CONCERT!  (who knew?)

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ This week’s musical guest: John Rockwell 7-10pm 8.17.2016

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Wednesdays with Fly Amero

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Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, August 17th – 7pm
Musical Guest: JOHN ROCKWELL!

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This week we thank the ever popular John Rockwell for
finding time in his busy schedule to grace our Wednesday
Rhumb Line stage. It never fails to be both fun and funny
whenever he and I get together. I look forward – as we all
do! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen…
…now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Upcoming…
8/24 – Charlee Bianchini

8/31 – Jay & Laurie Keefe (and friends)

9/07 – Liz Frame & The Kickers

9/14 – Honkytonk Women

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there🙂

Cape Ann Community Band concert on Sunday, August 21, at 7pm

Cape Ann Community Band
Summer Concert at Gentile Bandstand (Stage Fort Park)
Sunday, August 21, 2016 @7pm

CommunityBandThe Cape Ann Community Band under the direction of David Benjamin, plays their annual summer concert, on Sunday, August 21, 2016, at 7pm at the at the Antonio Gentile Bandstand, Stage Fort Park, Hough Avenue, Gloucester MA. The concert theme is “The Sea Around Us”. The program features nautical music including Victory at Sea and South Pacific. Local soloists David Oliver (tuba) and Dana Cohen (trombone) will also be featured. The concert is sponsored by Bank Gloucester. The band is comprised of Cape Ann musicians, young and old, who come together for six weeks of rehearsal;  culminating in the August concert.

This will be the seventh of eight concerts held at the bandstand this summer. This year is the thirtieth anniversary season of these free concerts in the park.  Large audiences continue to attend and listen in this picturesque setting overlooking Gloucester’s outer harbor.

The concert is free to the public. Parking is free and the venue and rest rooms are wheelchair-accessible. Bring a blanket or chair and perhaps picnic dinner. The rain date is Wednesday, August 24. For further information please visit DavidLBenjamin.com or call 978-281-0543

Henri Smith with Dana & Mugs on 104.9 FM Tomorrow at 8:40AM — WIN TIX

Henri Smith taken in New Orleans when he went back for Allen Toussaint’s Funeral

Tune in to Northshore 104.9 FM tomorrow at 8:40AM for some fun when Dana & Mugs welcome local singer/bandleader Henri Smith (who moved to Gloucester after Hurricane Katrina destroyed his home).  You’ll learn how Henri & Charles Neville (of the Neville Brothers) are nurturing the next generation of top musicians through this week’s debut of The New England Neville Brothers in Beverly (more info here).  And you can bet Dana Hersey will ask Henri about his roles in several films shot in New England, including “The Great Debaters,” “Double Jeopardy,” “Pink Panther 2” and “Shutter Island.”

Best of all you could win a pair of tickets to Friday’s show and dance with Henri Smith along with Grammy-winners Charles Neville & Amadee Castenell and the next generation of Neville Brothers at the fully air conditioned Vittori-Rocci Post right off Rte 128 in Beverly!  Good seats are still available for only $25.00.  GET THEM HERE.

Here’s an example of what that was like 2 years ago at a show in Gloucester!

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