Category Archives: Things to do


whale-watching-gloucester-ma-cape-ann-boston-breach-22Paul Frontierro, Captain and founding owner of 7 Seas was busy this afternoon getting things ship shape for their reopening on Saturday. Looks like gorgeous weather this weekend!

For information visit their website here.

Whale Watching Trips Daily to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary


7 Seas Whale Watch has had the privilege of introducing thousands of passengers to the many species of whales and marine wildlife that inhabit the waters from Cape Ann and out to the Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary. Our trips run from mid-April to mid-October and are designed to educate, inspire and provide a deeper understanding and appreciation of our fragile marine environment.

We are a family business – Three generations of career captains have worked from this very dock for more than 7 decades. We have a love and respect for the marine environment and a passion for providing the best possible customer experience for you and your family. Browse our website, reserve tickets on-line, call our sales office (888 283-1776) or use our contact form to ask a question or send a comment.

We look forward to seeing you on the water.



Paul Frontierro, 7 Seas Captain and founder

Photos 7 Seas website

Wednesdays with Fly Amero~This weeks special guest:Ron Schrank @ The Rhumb Line 7-10pm 4.13.2016


Great dinner specials every week!

Wednesday, April 13th – 7pm
Musical Guest: RON SCHRANK!!

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Ron Schrank is among my all-time favorite musical guests

at the Rhumb. It’s a simple, honest delivery every time. No
pretense. I’m not even sure he knows himself just how good
he really is. One thing for sure… the people always do. ~ 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!
4/20 – Charlee Bianchini

4/27 – Inge Berge

5/4 – Orville Giddings

Looking forward……to seeing you there:-)

Live Music @ Katrina’s on Wednesdays ~ This week’s host will be Jusin Tocco 7-10pm 4.13.2016

Katrina’s is excited to have Justin Tocco performing this evening.
Justin will be playing a mix of classic, contemporary and original acoustic music. Stop by and join us for a bite to eat, cocktails and a whole lot of good music!

Check out Justin’s  video here:

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14 Rogers St

Gloucester, MA

Rose Sheehan and Colin de la Barre Sing Songs of Spring at Gloucester’s U.U. Church SAT, April 16

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Rose Sheehan and Colin de la Barre Sing Songs of Spring at the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church Saturday, April 16 at 7:00 PM

Mother and son acapella duo Rose Sheehan and Colin de la Barre of Gloucester, MA will sing traditional and traditionally inspired songs of the British Isles and North America in celebration of Spring on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church vestry. Entrance is at 10 Church Street. Admission is $10 at the door.

Rose Sheehan, a life-long native of Massachusetts, grew up enjoying music of all genres, happily singing in church and school choirs.  At age 19, she was introduced to the world of traditional music and dance and was smitten with the sound.  After settling in Boston, she formed a musical duo with Bob Doucet. They performed throughout the Northeast region at coffeehouses and small taverns including the Nameless Coffeehouse, Cambridge, the Pressroom, NH, the Thirsty Whale, ME and at Toronto’s Fiddler’s Green.

Following that partnership, Rose became a dance musician for Morris Dance, an English ritual dance form. She was soon attending dance events where she learned songs from John Roberts and Tony Barrand, Ian Robb and others.  She studied vocal technique with Anabel Graetz and Frankie Armstrong.  John Langstaff cast Rose as a solo vocalist in a production of the Spring Revels.

Eventually Rose moved to the Greenfield area and started a family.  Her musical interests became community oriented.  She founded two participatory events: Montague May Celebration and Welcome Yule! A Midwinter Celebration.  Both events have run for over 30 years and continue to be presented annually, involving hundreds of participants of all ages in song and dance.  During that time, Rose sang in a small vocal ensemble directed by Susan Waters alongside Rani Arbo of Salamander Crossing.

Colin de la Barre grew up in western Massachusetts in a musical household, attending his first musical event at age two months.  When asked, Colin says he began singing with his mom in his late teens.  Rose asserts that they’ve been “singing together since before he was born!”

Colin demonstrated his talent for music and rhythm as a very young child, dancing before he could speak.  He played fiddle during his middle childhood years, easily picking up tunes by ear.  He performed annually in the children’s chorus of Welcome Yule! and sang in school choruses.  One day he started singing along with his parents in harmony and soon began making performance appearances with them at venues including the Mystic Sea Music Festival and the Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival.

As a duo, Rose and Colin are especially known for their inspired harmonies and rich blend of familial voices.

They have led workshops and presented concerts for the Folklore Society of Greater Washington and once paired with Ann Mayo Muir and her daughter Christina Muir to co-lead a harmony singing workshop.  They have performed at the Indian Neck Folk Festival, the New England Folk Festival and at local north shore coffeehouses. In 2014 they were selected as juried showcase performers for the North East Regional Folk Alliance Conference in Kerhonkson, NY.

Getting our Culture On

We took a trip the Museum of Fine Arts the other day.  Other than not having nearly enough time to see it all, we had a fantastic afternoon.

If you haven’t been in a while, you should totally plan a trip.  An added bonus is that kids 6 and under are always free and children 7-17 are free during all non-school hours (weekdays after 3:00, weekends, and holidays).

Here is a tiny sample of what we saw…..which was only 1/4 of the what the amazing collection has to offer.  And, yes, if you look the through the photos you will indeed see my younger son giggling uncontrollably at some of the nude paintings and sculptures.  You can take the boy out of the hockey rink, but you can’t take the hockey rink out of the boy.

Learn more by clicking HERE

The Dodging of the Balls

Joey and Frankie made sure all the balls, large and small, were hard.

Joey and Frankie made sure all the balls, large and small, were hard.


Rubber Duck was not the only one who could not turn away.

Rubber Duck was not the only one who could not turn away.

What happened next was epic. Maybe Craig caught it on film. Mister F. U. socks has unloaded a 97 mph fastball that misses the mark. The high cheese is high but do you see the two with the Red Solo cups not paying attention? Yeah, that's what happens. Like a trick pool shot the ball first hits her in the face then heads on over to finish off the dude. Epic launching of two beers into the air.

What happened next was epic. Maybe Craig caught it on film. Mister F. U. socks has unloaded a 97 mph fastball that misses the mark. The high cheese sails but do you see the two with the Red Solo cups not paying attention? Yeah, that’s what happens. Like a trick pool shot the ball first hits her in the face then heads on over to finish off the dude. Light blue Hoodie freaks just because. Epic launching of three beers into the air like a three Stooges finale. bulletin board listings for 4/9/16

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PACE medical model of care program tour with Senator Bruce Tarr and State Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante

April 9, 2016 ~ Joey C

Hi Joey,

I just wanted to send you some pictures from today’s tour of the PACE medical model of care program with Senator Bruce Tarr and State Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante.  They both are going to lobby for the PACE at Element Care program and advocate for our seniors when the “Preserving Access to PACE Act” comes out at the State House next week.  We are very fortunate to have such caring legislators doing such good work for us!

I would encourage anyone who has medical needs or is a caregiver who is looking to keep their loved one home and out of a hospital or nursing home setting, to come to us at PACE in Gloucester to see if we can assist them.  We are a non-profit healthcare care organization who’s mission is to keep people living in the community safely and independently for as long as possible with our comprehensive healthcare services, all covered by MassHealth & Medicare, for those 55 and over.  If anyone would like more information or a tour, please call me at 978-283-7375.  We are located next to Pathways for Children, across the street from the Open Door.

Thanks Joey!

Carol Pallazolla

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PACE medical model of care program with Senator Bruce Tarr and State Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante


Caribbean Dance Party at Gloucester’s Elks at Bass Rocks

April 8, 2016 ~ trixy546

Celebrate Spring at SeniorCare’s FUNdraiser!

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SeniorCare Inc. will host its first Caribbean Dance Party fundraiser on Thursday, May 19, 2016, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Elks at Bass Rocks, located at 101 Atlantic Road on Gloucester’s picturesque back shore. The party will feature the music of Kolors, a Caribbean band with an exceptional dedication and commitment to sharing the joys of the Caribbean culture through its rich music. Join us as we celebrate spring 2016 in grand style. It will be an evening filled with music, dancing, and Caribbean style foods.

The Caribbean Dance Party is presented by TLC @ Home, LLC., a non-medical home care agency dedicated to exceeding expectations on service delivery and standards with all clients, employees, referral sources and community relations. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.

Tickets to the party are $35 and include admission, hors d’oeuvres, a buffet supper, and a cash bar. A raffle with dozens of great prizes will also be offered. All proceeds support SeniorCare‘s programs and services including:

Meals on Wheels • Protective Services • Nutrition Education/Programming • Nursing • Caregiver Support • Money Management • Long-Term Care Ombudsmen • Preventive Health Programs • RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) • Transportation • Pawsitive Connections – a supportive pet program for seniors • Independent Living Funds

For information and to purchase tickets, contact Kelly Knox at SeniorCare Inc. at 978-281-1750 x-540 or Or, visit our website

About SeniorCare

SeniorCare Inc. serves an area that represents more than 27,000 residents aged 60 and over.  We provide services to adults with disabilities and elders in nine communities. Established in 1972, SeniorCare has approximately 100 employees and nearly 400 volunteers. The volunteers and staff work to fulfill its mission as a consumer-centered organization which provides and coordinates services to elders and others. This allows them to live independently at home or in a setting of their choice, while remaining part of their community.

Cape Ann Museum Photo Contest

April 8, 2016 ~ Cape Ann Museum

Inspired by Home Online Photo Contest

In conjunction with this summer’s exhibition, Design/Build: The Drawings of Phillips & Holloran, Architects, the Museum is hosting an online photography contest. Photographers are invited to submit images based on the theme of “home” that capture the unique character of Cape Ann (photos must be taken in Rockport, Gloucester, Essex or Manchester-by-the-Sea).

What does home mean to you? The photo below, taken by Philip Reisman in Gloucester in 1951, is one idea of home in a particular place and time. With this online photo contest, we want to see what speaks of home to you.

Deadline for submission: April 29, 2016

To submit your work, go to:

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Winning entrants will be notified by May 27, 2016; top three selections will be awarded the following prizes:

1st Prize: One year Cape Ann Museum Membership (Contributor or Red Cottage Society Individual level)

2nd Prize: Signed copy of White on White by photographer Steve Rosenthal

3rd Prize: $50 Gift certificate to Museum Shop

All accepted images will be posted on the Cape Ann Museum website and on other social media outlets. A selection of photographs, including the top three winning entries, will be digitally displayed in the Museum during the course of the Design/Build exhibition (June 4 – October 9, 2016).

To submit your work, go to:

Sawyer Free Library Week of April 10

April 8, 2016 ~ sawyerfreelibrary


Happy National Library Week!

The Theme this year is “Libraries Transform Lives”

How has your library transformed you or someone you know? Please share with us by leaving a comment or by stopping in!

April 16:

April 16Mechanical Mind of John Coggin - Book Launch Poster

Our Book Sale is May 19-21!


Vacation Week Event:

Story Flags April 21

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Nat Osborn Band This Friday @ MinglewoodAtLat43 9pm 4.8.2016 Oh yeah! Be ready to dance…

Nat Osborn Band

The King and The Clown is on iTunes/Spotify
Nat Osborn Band EP on Bandcamp


Nat Osborn, “the mastermind behind the suitably named Nat Osborn Band, writes smart, punchy tunes that blend old-school Gershwin-era songcraft with decidedly modern sensibilities.” (Popdose)

The seven-piece band, flanked by a powerful three piece horn section, takes the best elements of soul, funk, indie-rock, and jazz and weaves them around Osborn’s truly infectious and clever songs. The band has rcently returned from a three month stint in Europe supporting their April 2015 self-titled EP release on Rope-A-Dope Records.

The band released their debut album, The King and The Clown, in April 2013 to a sold out crowd at Le Poisson Rouge in New York. Following the release, the band toured tirelessly playing 200+ live shows between the United States and Europe. They have appeared at, and often headlined, festivals on both sides of the Atlantic and been on television in seven countries, all while operating as a hard working independent act.

“The Nat Osborn Band has a rare knack for existing simultaneously in several different places at once” – The Deli NYC

“Eclectic, smart, high energy, Osborn gets his fingers into a whole bunch of different pies here and comes up with something good every time” – New York Music Daily

“Wow! What a sound” Artie Lange, live on the Artie Lange show

“The inability to label Osborn with any one specific genre lent greatly to his appeal. Dramatic vocal runs, rolling exotic and ghostly horn melodies, and even blues fueled guitar binges; Osborn fit it all into his tightly packed arrangements. With vocal theatrics likened to Muse, and playful horn runs a la Beirut, Osborn folded different genres into his compelling repertoire.” -Flush the Fashion.


Dave Birkin Tonight! The Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line 8:30pm 4.7.2016

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We’re late celebrating Keaster this week as I offer you hipster replacement therapy in the guise of Mr. Dave Birkin. A newbie for you and me. I met this guy at a party where the wallpaper curled and houseplants died after a rousing set of heat-seeking blues and j**z got the audience wheezing and drooping in hysteresis. Just back from a perspirational visit to The Mount Of Olive Oyl, where he scored a pair of Roman sandals and a scutum real cheap, Dave will visibly shake you up with modern renditions of classic blues and jazz. He has a really great Sax sound. And he sings, too. I really mean this.

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Blacking him up will be that nun-eating master of the gootar, Mr. Mike DiBari; our antidisestablishvegetarianism recipient of the year, and Mr. Chris Anzelone, a new piston-popping drummmbler, who’ll knock your block off. I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time and can’t wait to hear me cry “Uncle!” Do come!



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



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Beauty and the Beast at Beeman School April 12, April 13  and April 14

The Beeman Elementary School Chorus presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on Tuesday, April 12, Wednesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7:00PM at Beeman School, 138 Cherry Street, Gloucester. All tickets for the production are $5.00 each and will be sold at the door the night of the performance.

The production features 30 fourth and fifth grade Beeman students directed by Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop director and actress Heidi Dallin with musical direction by Beeman Music teacher Beth Goldberg. Dallin was brought into the elementary school by the Gloucester Education Foundation initiative to support and enhance elementary school theatre by partnering teachers with theatre professionals.
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Nichole’s Picks 4/9 + 4/10

Pick #1:  Kite Day at Cogswell’s Grant, Essex

Saturday, April 9, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (rain date Sunday, April 10)

Cogswell’s Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

Come fly a kite at Cogswell’s Grant. Bring your own kite or build one with us, and watch professional flyers from Kites Over New England.

Archie Stewart of Kite Education leads an optional workshop with all materials included, where kids and adults can make their own kites and learn how to fly them.

Free for flyers and spectators

$10 for kite-making workshop

Please call 978-768-3632 for more information.



Pick #2: Rye Airfield Skate and Bike Park

Ever since my boys designed and helped to build their own skate boards, I’ve been dying to get them up here.  On my own spring bucket list for sure.

Check out their website HERE 


Pick #3:  It’s That Time of Year!

 Take a Tour of Fenway Park

Read about the tours and book one HERE


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



Don't miss this! #eastgloucesterelementary #tempestworld Tuesday night final show

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Director Dawn Sarrouf shares that fifth grade student Erin McCarthy is singing an original rap created by third grade student Seamus Swift, with words by William Shakespeare.



Amazing! #tempestworld #eastgloucesterelementary #gloucesterma

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The East Gloucester fifth grade class play is one in which the younger grade students look forward to participating, beginning in their earliest elementary years. This year’s play, William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, directed by Dawn Sarrouf, does not disappoint, and is simply beyond outstanding. Every minute is filled with action packed stellar performances by the fifth grade students, exquisite costumes, imaginative lighting and special effects, and all playing to a rhythmical back stage drum beat.

Don’t miss the final performance on Monday, April 4th at 6pm at the East Gloucester School auditorium.

Don't miss this! #eastgloucesterelementary #tempestworld Tuesday night final show

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