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Cheryl Arena Tonight! Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb line 8:309m 10.19.2017


First, a shout out for Skip Hart, everybody’s favorite music fan. Got so used to seeing him every Thursday. Always an incisive comment and a double-dare to “go look it up”. I’m sorely going to miss him trundling through the door every week and throwing my own weight back in my face! RIP, Skip, we’ll all miss you.

And if you’re not tired of me yet, come wail with Ms. Cheryl Arena this Thursday at the Rhumb Line, where men are men and…well, skip it. Ms. C is a huge draw around here and I’m looking forward to stub my toe on her gargantuan amplifier.

She sings, she plays a divine harmonica and she’s bringing my favorite buffalo Bill lookalike: Mr. Pete Henderson to play quick draw guitar. Also on the bill is Mr. Forrest “Frosty”  Padgett, who just had surgery to remove a hip bone connected to the thigh bone. Once I stop laughing and sneezing, it’s gonna be just like fun!

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

David Brown and JB Amero Wednesdays with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line 7-10pm 10.18.2017


Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, October 18th – 7pm
My Musical Guests: J.B. & D.B.!

left to right: Genius Guitar Player; Genius Entertainer. David
Brown and J.B. Amero arrive this Wednesday to paint a fine
coat of their special magic onto the Rhumb Line walls and into
our loving hearts. We don’t do this too often folks. I’d take
advantage, if I were you’z! Come early. It’s a-gonna be nuts! ~ 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!
10/25 – TBA
11/01 – Bill Gleason

11/08 – Ron Schrank

11/15 – Honkytonk Women

Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Do you want to see one of George Carlin’s favorite comics?

Tomorrow night (10/14) at 9 Wallis in downtown Beverly (I know it is over the bridge but it will be worth it) Vinnie Favorito back from Vegas for 2 shows ONLY.

Don’t be scared by the fact that most of the seats left for Vinnie Favorito Unfiltered – EARLY SHOW are sold. Every seat @ 9 Wallis is a good seat. But they’re going fast. You don’t want to be that guy who calls us on Saturday asking to get into a sold out show do you?   Get your TICKETS NOW

Vinnie is known for his comedy roasts of such celebs as Tom Arnold, Magic Johnson, Pat O’Brien and even Larry King, Vinnie Favorito has a unique style of comedy. Scripted material just isn’t a priority for this Boston-born comic who earned his stripes at the Improv and the Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Headlining Vegas since 2003, Vinnie has been performing in comedy clubs and on TV for more than 20 years.

If you’re looking for safe and politically correct humor, then this off the cuff funny show probably isn’t for you … but if you want some edgy and raw unfiltered comedy with bite, Vinnie just might become your new Favorito.

Boston’s Gary Marino of the World Gone Crazy Comedy Band opens the show.

WARNING: Vinnie Favorito intends to offend. If you are easily offended, go see another show. Must be 18 years or older to attend.

Rasta Pasta Pizzeria will sell their Fresh Made Pizza, Meatball Subs & Canoli during this show!

Wednesdays at The Rhumb Line ~ Allen Estes hosts the evening with his special guests: Julie Dougherty & Woody Woodward 7-10pm 10.11.2017


Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, October 11th – 7pm
Your Guest Host: ALLEN ESTES!

Allen Estes covers for me this week at the Rhumb with his
all-around world-class musicianship and vast arsenal of
moving original material. His guests? Julie Dougherty and

Such a great night it will be! ~ 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!
Next week…
10/18 – JB & DB

Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

PHOTO CONTEST!!! WIN A FREE FLUTTER SHAWL! Design of Mine 33 Main Street, Gloucester, MA

Betsy seems a little blue today come down come down to Design of Mine and take your picture with her to cheer her up. Tag our Facebook when you post it on Facebook or Instagram and you’ll be automatically entered into a drawing to win a free Flutter Shawl! Contest runs through Sunday, October 8th, 6pm. Winner will be drawn on Monday morning! 33 Main Street, Gloucester! #DesignofMine #TheFlutterShawl#GloucesterMainStreet #PhotoContest #ShopLocal  #SmallBusinessShopping


Design Of Mine

33 Main Street

Gloucester, MA

33rd Year Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show

This Columbus Day, discover a unique shopping experience. A large array of artisans converge on Annisquam’s historic Village Hall offering handcrafted, one-of-a-kind goods for sale. Perfect gift ideas for the holidays! What you’ll find: jewelry, paintings, textiles, glasswork, painted silk scarves, baby clothing, wooden toys, paper goods, ornaments, chocolates, and so much more!

Kid Friendly
Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8th, 2017

10:00 am – 5:00 pm both days

Annisquam Arts & Craft Show

Hosted by Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show
36 Leonard Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

Cape Ann Auctions

From our friend Walt Kolenda from Cape Ann Auctions:

I have a great auction coming up! It’s probably my best quality sale since I’ve been on the island!
So I’m hoping that you can post this article in GMG this week


For more info and last minute additions to this auction, go to


Here’s a partial listing of other lots:

Jewelry,Coins & related incl: 18k gold Tiger’s Eye ring, 14k gold Peridot ring, 14k gold Lapis ring, 10k gold star sapphire ring other 10k gold rings, antique Sterling Silver Argent Dore lady’s watch with exquisite enamel work, beautiful quartz slice pendant w/ mountains over cacti, Turquoise Fish pin by Native American artist Lopacki, lots of costume jewelry incl; rhinestones, pins earrings etc, silver half dollars, sterling proofs, US, Israel & other mint sets, art nouveau era WWI bronze medals incl: Merci bronze medal by Pierre Alexander, 1920 Feriam Sidera plaque by Paul Marcel Dammann, Bronze GAR medal of Abe Lincoln, 1919 WWI Bronze Alsace Stork, many pieces of sterling silver incl heavy relief serving pcs, Wallace sea-shell bowl, Victorian era sterling baby rattle/whistle, early tongs, button hooks and much more, several old stamp albums & a lot of 200 + First Day Covers, lots of antique Gloucester MA & Cape Ann Postcards.

Unusual/Random –Rare Baseball Batter at Bat Weathervane purchased in the 1960s, but made when? Excellent Victorian box w/ intricate marquetry, beautiful hand-carved box w/ Peacock on cover, Boxed Models Lindberg, B-58 Plane, WWI Artillery kit, half-hull model of the Gloucester MA pinky Ardelle, large antique Asian bronze incense burner w/ figure mounted on Stag. Stag has jade eyes. (one horn damaged) lots of ephemera, pretty girl advertising blotters from 1920s, postcards of Boston/Fenway Park, tourist booklets, antique photo scrapbook, bronze sailboat art deco ashtray, 3 Graces brass lamp, Antique Fisherman brass doorstop, hand carved Turkish Meerschaum pipe, Man at the Wheel bookends, pair antique Perko boat lights (as found), antique surveyor’s transit, Pair of mid-century lamps 1962 Creative corp Quartite, 4×6 Native American rug, 2 Perthshire milifiori paperweights, 2 glass whale paperweights, unusual high quality custom Bird’s Eye Maple stand, Red oriental style coffee table, 5 Thoren’s Swiss Music boxes in working condition, beautifully painted folk art stool, Carved leather Native American mask, several cast iron toys, an awesome pair of Steampunk spectacles with cobalt lenses, 7.5” burl wood vase, pair of slate top end tables, 8 Day Seth Thomas Mantle Clock circa 1900 (working), Fisherman Bookends, Cool Chrome Robot Belt Buckle, Harley Davidson Buckle & others, Mini-Shakespeare leather-bound books, Several lots of antique/vintgage camerals ncl: editing camera w/Schneider-Kreuznach lenses, No.1 Kodak Jr box cameras, Bee Bee, Kodak A-22, Kodak no.2 Ansco Flash Clipper. Box lots, tray lots etc!

Art incl: Pair of Karl Sterrer repousse allegorical poly-chrome neo-classic sculptures 11×22 in gold gilt frames, 3 Excellent Eleanor Parsons Custis Photographs, George Wainright Harvey orig. watercolor painting, signed & dated 1886, 4 Edward Harvey Orig. watercolor paintings of Twin Lights Thatcher Island Rockport MA dated 1895, Sailboat in cove w/ lobster trap circa 1890s,Sailboat on sandbar w/ sails down, circa 19th century, w/c 10×18” boats by boathouse, 1940s framed Vargas Girl calendar prints, intricate hand done antique Asian needlepoint, Folly Cove placemat “Baked Bean Supper 1954, Southwestern Statue by Austin productions 36” tall, small Native American art/rug gulls over mountains, David Tava carved 15” stone sculpture” Meditation”, Native American sculpture signed Vera Fkagur Jemez, Native American Statue 14″ tall. 2Titled “Blue Rain” signed Neda, 28” stone sculpture of flowers, large abstract watercolor of Mermaids, hand painted cottage window w garden scene, 2 Alice M. Curtis signed, hand colored photographs, Unsigned 19th century w/c titled Mill River, Riverdale, Gloucester, MA, large portrait of Lady in Blue by Cape Ann Artist, David Pallock,

Breweriana, Signs & Related incl: Antique Keg Tap by A.J. Houghton, Vintage Iroquois beer tray w/ Indian head, rare enamel Dawes tray w horse, rare McEwan’s Pale India Ale tray, Utica Brewing co ,Krueger Beer & Ale, Brockert’s Brewing co. Worcester. MA of Willimansett Mass Man on Keg, Hamm’s Preferred Stock, Pabst Tray Brewery on face, Louis F Neuweiler’s & Son Allentown P.A., Hampden Brewery Who want’s the handsome waiter, Schmidt’s Beer circa 1930s lady pours, 20″x28″ Saunder’s Chanticleer Ice Cream Washington St. Gloucester MA 1940s metal sign, Holihan’s Beer vintage ad thermometer, 12×24” Nu-Icy antique Grapefruit Juice sign, 12.36” Jacob Rupert beer sign, 10×28” Diamond Spring Ale sign, Dawson’s Ale reverse painted on glass sign, Schlitz lighted beer sign circa 1960s, antique beer bottles w orig. labels incl: Pabst, Old Town, Ruppert & others.


The Auctioneer is not responsible for errors & omissions.

There will be a snack bar on premises. Parking is available on the Church Common and on/around Church St.

MA Auction License lic#119

Terms of the sale:

Cash, Known Checks & Credit Cards Accepted. There will be a 15% buyer’s premium.



The Great Kransinki, Organist Extraordinaire returns to the Meetinghouse,

From FOB Charles Nazarian

“The Hunchback of Notre Dame on Friday, October 13, 2017

FRIDAY THE 13TH silent film classic THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME accompanied by THE GREAT KRASINSKI on the pipe organ!
BRIEF DESCRIPTION: World-famous pipe-organ maestro Peter Krasinski accompanies the silent horror film classic “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” starring Lon Chaney at the Gloucester Meetinghouse on Friday the 13th of October, 2017 at 7:30pm.
MORE INFO: Sonic artist and organist extraordinaire Krasinski begins the program with a thrilling organ prelude followed by the comedy short “The Haunted House” starring Buster Keaton. Krasinki performs on the grand 1893 Hutchings-Fisk pipe-organ, improvising the accompaniment to 2 silent film classics shown on the big screen in the Sanctuary. This event is presented in collaboration with the Cape Ann Community Cinema.
LOCATION: The historic (1806) Gloucester Meetinghouse, home of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, on the green at the corner of Church & Middle Street. Parking is available on the green, next door at St. John’s Church, and at the Sawyer Free Library. Side entrance with an elevator is at 10 Church St.
COST: $20 General, $15 Students & Senior (65+), kids under 12 free.
SPONSOR: Cape Ann Saving Bank
TICKET SALES BENEFIT: The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation Fire-Sprinkler & Deterrence Project, now under way.

EVENT CONTACT: Charles Nazarian, president, Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation at or 978-821-5291

Annisquam Exchange end of the season Sale

• Everything is NOW: 20% OFF
There is a wide variety of vintage collectibles, jewelry, artwork, textiles, kitchenware, gifts and more.

LAST DAY OF OPERATION: Sunday, October 8, 2017
Hours from 10- 4 during the Arts and Crafts Show
32 Leonard Street (Annisquam Village), Gloucester, MA 01930

Fun day at the Topsfield Fair

This is the 199th year of the oldest Fair in the United States. I have been going for since a little girl. It is always the same and always fun. Really enjoyed a beautiful day on Sunday at the Topsfield Fair.

Cool looking sheep

Do not want to carry this around all day

Dave Fernandes 1st prize

There is always junk food

Brand new chick


love these beautiful horses

Melissa Cox photo

Audreys of Gloucester award

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