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SUPER EXCITED TO SEE THIS FABULOUS LADY ROCKIN THE HOLIDAYS TONIGHT AT THE CABOT. The show is nearly sold out, except for a few single seats scattered throughout the theatre

Despite the somewhat sad lyrics, Darlene however, calls “Baby Please Come Home” “a joyful song.” She said in a New York Times interview: “When I’m singing it, I’m telling everybody to come home to their loved ones. I’m inviting families to get back together again. This is the time to do it.” That’s my takeaway too from the song when she is singing. I imagine most people share those thoughts and is why “Baby Please Come Home” is considered one of the greatest rock and roll Christmas songs of all time.

 Darlene Love and Phil Spector

Small Business Saturday local specials

Small Business Saturday 2017 specials

Joey asked Pauline’s Gifts for information about the 6th annual Small Business Saturday and a list of specials. She was an early adapter. Here it is, and thanks Pauline!

“In 2011 the Senate unanimously supported Small Business Saturday, and in 2012 all 50 states had participants. This one day event is bringing awareness of the importance in supporting your Local Small Businesses and giving many small businesses a way to promote at no cost to them. If you are an American Express merchant you are able to use the tools made available to you by AMEX. Many of us receive banners, balloons, postcards, reusable bags, and lots of other swag to use for our businesses. Even those who do not take AMEX are able to utilize the promotion working with a Neighborhood Champion. These champions obtain the materials and are able to share with other businesses in their neighborhood. In 2016 there were over 6,700 Neighborhood Champions in the country. Small business owners embrace the day. Through their own promotional efforts small business owners generated an estimated $15.4 billion dollars on Small Business Saturday in 2016.” GMG search pulls up posts about Small Business Saturday in 2012. Some of the 2017 GMG posts: Bridgette’s post, Donna’s post, Kim’s post about PRESENT, and GMG podcast (timestamped!)

*GC = gift certificate

Call your other favorite shops to find out what specials they may be having!

7 Seas Whale Watch: Adult GCs $29 & Season Pass Discounts
Cake Ann: 10% off Next in-store Purchase When You Buy a GC
Cape Ann Olive Oil: Buy 6 Same Size Bottles, Get 1 Free
Design of Mine: 20% off Total Purchase
DIVA : 12-20% off
Dogtown Books unique gifts, rare & used books, work by local artists
Essex Bird Shop and Pet Supply
, 121 Eastern Ave, Essex: 20% off Treats, Toys, & Accessories
goodlinens – Gloucester buy-two-get-the-third-50%-off special on all of our linen on Friday and through December
Hair & Color Studio, The: Buy $50 GC get $10 GC free
LifeBloom Massage & Spa: Refer a Friend & Both Get 10% off Any Treatment (no limit)
Magic Scarf Company: Wholesale Prices, Wine/Snacks
Manchester Athletic Club: $50 Join Fee thru 11/30, 1/2 Donated to The Open Door
Maplewood Car Wash: 25% off Book of 5 Washes, 10% off GCs
O’Neil Fitness: 20% off Package of 12 Personal Training Sessions
Pauline’s Gifts: 512 Essex Ave, Gloucester: 20% off Entire Purchase (Excludes Pauline’s Painted Items)
Pop Gallery 
Premier Imprints: Gloucester: 20% off Premier Imprints gifts
Present: Celebrate Small Business Saturday as we release our holiday ornaments!
R & B Carpet Cleaning Services: 10% off
Sand to City Style: 20% off
Sea Meadow Gifts and Gardens, 7 Main St, Essex: Up to 40% Off
The Urchin Exchange: 20% off

Seacoast Holiday Fair


Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
282 Washington Street (behind Addison Gilbert Hospital)
Gloucester, MA 01930

Date/Time Information:

November 25, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Contact Information:

Alison Cox 978-283-0300 x124

Send an Email


Free admission but many things you may want to purchase. Vendor space is available for $25

Joey Asked, We Got Inspired: SAT NOV 25 Christmas Show that’s as much fun for Adults as it is for Kids

Bryson Lang & Santa (can you guess which one is Bryson?)

A few weeks ago, Joey called me asking if we were planning to have any shows for kids — and we got inspired.

We wanted to produce a show is as much fun for adults as it is for kids.

So… we’re bringing International star Bryson Lang‘s Cure for the Common Show to 9 Wallis (right down the road in Beverly) this Saturday at 2pm.

Comedy, Juggling, Music, Audience Participation, Lots of Fun!

And because it’s the Saturday after Thanksgiving, we invited Santa to make a magical appearance, hand out some gifts and pose on our stage with your child (or grandchild) for a perfectly lit photo op.

All for only 15 bucks! GET TICKETS HERE.

Snacks and beverages for adults and kids will be available for purchase.  All you have to do is bring the kids, relax and enjoy the show!

Cape Ann Animal Aid Shopping Fair

The Shopping Fair is this Sunday! We’re so excited! Please, help spread the word by inviting your friends and sharing this event page. Be sure to check out the online parties and don’t miss this great event featuring 15 vendors, shelter tours, and a lot of super cute shelter animals!


Honkytonk Women tonight with Fly Amero 7pm @ The Rhumb Line 11.15.2017

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, November 15th – 7pm
My Musical Guests: HONKYTONK WOMEN!

courtesy photos

Order a whiskey and hang onto yer holsters! The Honkytonk Women are
takin’ over the Rhumb Line Saloon this Wednesday. It’s a-gonna be a wild,
wild ride! Starts at 7, as always. ~ 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!
Finishing up 2017…
11/22 – Thanksgiving Eve Band: Monkeywax 8:30-12:30 (Fly is off)

11/29 – Charlee Bianchini

12/06 – Ed Daley

12/13 – Jon Butcher

12/20 – Amero Family Christmas

Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂


SAVE THE DATES! Storewide Holiday Sale

November 1, 2017 By DIVA

Donna’s Infinite Variety of Adornments
161 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

WHEN: Saturday, November 11th – Sunday, December 3rd
HOURS: 10:30AM – 5:00PM (closed on Sundays and Mondays until the 3rd)

NOTE: DIVA will be closed on Sundays and Mondays until December 3rd and will then be open all Sundays (not Mondays) throughout December.


I am delighted to have this yearly sale before the holidays and everything will be on sale from 12-20% OFF!!!


978-879-4119 OR 617-447-7527

(Glad to schedule private appointments)

Hope to see you here and have a great holiday season!

NOTE: DIVA will be closed, except by appointment, from January 14th – March 31st, 2018

Holiday Sale Gloucester MA

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Fly Amero’s musical guest this week: Ron Shrank! 7pm @ The Rhumb Line 11.8.2017


Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, November 8th – 7pm
My Musical Guest: RON SCHRANK!

Easy, breezy listening, folks. We have a very cool customer
on board this week… the calm and collected Mr. Ron Schrank!
He’s been a favorite of our Wednesday followers for a very,
very long time. Some see why! ~ 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!
11/15 – Honkytonk Women

11/22 – Thanksgiving Eve (full band TBA)

11/29 – Charlee Bianchini

Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

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