Category Archives: Things to do

Keeping your chimney clean

Very important to keep your chimney clean for a wonderful roaring fire. Rick became a chimney sweeper on Sunday. To find out more information about keeping your chimney safe and clean, please go to the following link.

August 16, 2015 step in time
August 16, 2015 Rick the chimmney sweep

Dave Sag’s Blues Party with Tim Gartland Tonight! 8:30pm 8.20.2015…Put on your dancing shoes.

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Dave says,

We’re giving the Blues a root canal this Thursday night with the arrival of Mr. Tim Gartland and co. Harmonica Yeti and smood singer, this guy always puts a smile on my face. And he writes great songs! Into this gaping maw will fly Mr. Tom West, keyboardist extroidinaire, Mr. Chris Rival, on catarrh and the redoubtable eggbeater, Mr. Forrest “Frosty” Padgett. This is a great agglomeration! Make sure your health care professional knows you’re going!

tim gartland


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

OPEN STUDIO belle+me

We are very pleased to invite you to our Open Studio this Saturday August 22nd from 2:00 to 8:00 at the Kismet Gallery located on Rocky Neck, betweenThe Studio and the Rocky Neck Art Gallery.
Our latest collection is all about putting the F-U-N in Funky! One-of-a-kind necklaces, scarves, bangles, and Liberty London print wrap bracelets will be on display at great prices.
There’s something for everyone.
And let’s not forget – wine and cheese, please!
We hope to see you there and share a little bit of summer.
Anne and Lisa
PS. Where you can find us:
Fatima- Gloucester
Maritime Gloucester, Gloucester
North Coast Too!- Manchester-by-the-Sea
Shore Things- Rockport
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Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Tonight’s Special Guest:Bradley Royds 7-10pm 8.19.2015


This week only…
Beef Stroganoff – $11.95


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Wednesday, August 19th – 7pm
Special Guest: BRADLEY ROYDS!

Bradley’s the one on the right. Though years have passed, I
believe it’s safe to say Mr. Royds is aging as gracefully as
the other guy did. Biggest difference between the two?
Bradley makes HIS OWN music – and it’s pretty damn good
at that! See you there – 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!
Bill Gleason

Marina & Bernardo

Jon Butcher

Looking forward……to seeing you there :-)

Community Stuff 8/19/15


Good morning,

We are very pleased to invite you to our Open Studio this Saturday August 22nd from 2:00 to 8:00 at the Kismet Gallery located on Rocky Neck, betweenThe Studio and the Rocky Neck Art Gallery.

Our latest collection is all about putting the F-U-N in Funky! One-of-a-kind necklaces, scarves, bangles, and Liberty London print wrap bracelets will be on display at great prices.

There’s something for everyone.

And let’s not forget – wine and cheese, please!

We hope to see you there and share a little bit of summer.

Anne and Lisa

The Divorce Center Offers Workshop on What You Need to Know About Divorce in Massachusetts

Professionals to Discuss the Legal, Financial, Family and Personal Issues Encountered in the Divorce Process 

The Divorce Center, a non-profit organization of professionals from multiple disciplines providing support and education for people going through separation or divorce, is offering a half-day public education workshop entitled “Divorce Matters for You! ─ What You Need to Know About Divorce in Massachusetts” on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Barn at 10 Liberty Street, Danvers, MA. 
The workshop will cover the legal, financial, family and personal issues that are often encountered during the divorce process. Trained professionals will provide knowledge and information that will empower anyone who is contemplating divorce or currently overwhelmed with the process, increasing their confidence and peace of mind.

The topics to be covered in the workshop include:

Legal Issues:

· Your options for the divorce process in MA

· What is Mediation, Collaborative, Litigation and Pro Se and how do they differ?

· Understanding the Alimony Law and Child Support Guidelines

· Protecting Yourself Legally

Understanding the Financial Issues:

· Taking an Asset Inventory

· What are considered Marital Assets and how are they divided?

· Do you keep or sell the Marital Home?

· What about retirement?  Will I be ok?

Family Issues:

· Dealing with a hostile spouse

· Protecting the children

· Strategies for coping with the stress of divorce

· Rebuilding your self-esteem

The workshop fee is $25 and includes light refreshments and snacks. For more information on “Divorce Matters for You! ─ What You Need to Know About Divorce in Massachusetts” and to register for the workshop, visit

About The Divorce Center
The Divorce Center is a non-profit organization of legal, financial and mental health professionals working to empower people before, during and after divorce or separation by providing education and resources.

Since 1983, The Divorce Center’s focus has been on improving the divorce process and its impact on the family. The organization’s mission is primarily to:

· Support families experiencing divorce;

· Educate the public about divorce and its effects; and

· Help professionals improve the service they provide to their divorcing clients.

The Divorce Center offers its expertise and compassion to all those who need it — individuals and families, divorce professionals, religious groups, parent organizations, non-profit groups, and others who can benefit from the public education, professional programs and support.

For more information, visit



Check Out Jason Grow’s Cape Ann WW II Veterans Portraits Go Fund me Page here-


  PLaytime_Stories_Activties_TableActivity Time at Playtime Stories: Playtime Stories Actors and Audience work on fun crafts after the show


 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 22 at 10 am at Gloucester Stage, 267, East Main Street, Gloucester. The stories set for August 22 are the classic tales of Peter Pan and  areRapunzel. Following the performance, young audience members are invited to join Youth Program Director Heidi Dallin, Gloucester Stage Education Apprentices: Avery Daniels and Amelia Dornbush and cast members from the Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop program for activities and theatre games. 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. Upcoming books to be read and performed by the Playtime Stories Company are Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax and his new story, What Pet Should I Get? on August 29. AllPlaytime 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 at 978-281-4433 or visit 

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Playtime_Stories_Company_PerformsThe Playtime Stories Company Performs

Community Stuff 8/17/15

Hi Joey,
You may have covered this, but if not, I think it would make a great story: I always assumed that the Ben Smith playground, opposite Zeke’s, was maintained by the city. It is always in excellent condition, great for little kids. One day recently I was there with my grandchildren and saw a little old lady come in with her watering can and her weeding and pruning tools. She gave the place a once-over. She told me that, in fact, the city does not maintain the playground; she and her husband do. He comes by with his lawn mower once a week; she takes care of the plants. Sadly, I did not get her name.
What I did get is that people can make contributions to cover the costs of materials through The Gloucester Fund.
I think it would be a nice story if you interviewed this couple.
Miriam Weinstein
67 Eastern Point Blvld.

Joe’s note:  Yep Miriam check out their Facebook page and tributes to the great people who have devoted so much time taking care of that park-

Paul Bruce Talks About Community Involvement At Benjamin Smith Playground

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Good morning!
I saw this post about lost glasses found and wondered if there is a lost and found at Good Harbor Beach?
My daughter lost a bracelet possibly in the parking lot ( sentimental value) and I wondered how I could help her search or contact anyone who may have found it!
Thanks for your help or info!
Kathy Garey

Maritime Gloucester Diving Locker Event

11903968_1595538014031016_8969991712498727270_nTo commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Mark V diving helmet, on Saturday, August 22, The Diving Locker is planning to demonstrate a dive using a Mark V diving suit. The museum and the event are free all day long. For more information, visit The Diving Locker facebook page here.





Music Director and Conductor Yoichi Udagawa

Cape Ann Symphony proudly announces the launch of the orchestra’s 64th Concert Season on Saturday, September 26 at 8 pm with theSymphonic Spectacular Concert featuring a sultry program of passionate music from Ravel’s Bolero to Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition to Gershwin’s An American in Paris. The orchestra’s new season features the Cape Ann Symphony Chorus in the annualHoliday Pops Concert in November; a global tour in March 2016 with Germany’s Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, an exotic Spanish guitar concerto featuring renowned soloist Grisha Goryachev, and a world premiere from Japanese composer Koto; and a trio of world class soloists: Lucia Lin, Owen Young and Robert Levin in May. 2016. Cape Ann Symphony Music Director and Conductor Yoichi Udagawa is eager to open the CAS’s 64th concert season, “There is a vividness and clarity of experience that comes from seeing and listening to music being created in front of you that cannot be equaled. The enthusiasm of our audiences inspires us, and we are looking forward to presenting concerts that thrill, move, excite, and lift the heart and spirit. The September concert will be a Symphonic Spectacularfeaturing Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Gershwin’s An American in Paris and Ravel’s Bolero, Holiday Pops will include audience favorites as well as selections with the Cape Ann Symphony Chorus, March brings a world premiere, guitar virtuoso Grisha Goryachev and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, and the season ends with the Beethoven Triple Concerto with renowned pianist Robert Levin and much loved violinist Lucia Lin and cellist Owen Young.All Cape Ann Symphony Concerts are held at the Manchester-Essex High School auditorium on 36 Lincoln Street in Manchester-by-the-Sea., MA .Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium is handicapped accessible. Season subscriptions for the four concert season are available to purchase. Single ticket prices are $40 for adults, $35 for senior citizens, $5 for youth 18 years old and under. For information, call 978-281-0543 or visit



Performance: Saturday, September 26, 2015             8:00 P.M.

Cape Ann Symphony kicks off their 64th season with a Symphonic Spectacular featuring the passionate music of Ravel, Gershwin and Mussorgsky. This spectacular season opener brings to life these timeless classics: Ravel’s Bolero; Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Gershwin’s An American in Paris.



Performance: Saturday, November 28, 2015               8:00 P.M.

Performance: Sunday,    November 29, 2015              2:00 P.M.

The Cape Ann Symphony’s annual Holiday Pops Concert is an exciting celebration of holiday music favorites including an audience sing-along to kick off the holiday season on Saturday, November 28 at 8 pm & Sunday, November 29 at 2 pm. This joyful Cape Ann Symphony holiday tradition features Cape Ann Symphony Chorus under the direction of Rockport’s Wendy Betts.



Performance:                Sunday, March 20, 2016       2:00 P.M.

Germany, Japan and Spain are featured in Cape Ann Symphony‘s A Global Tour concert on Sunday, March 20 at 2 pm. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C Minor represents Germany. Renowned guitar virtuoso Grisha Goryachev makes his Cape Ann Symphony debut with an exotic Spanish guitar concerto, Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez to represent Spain. Finally, Cape Ann Symphony will play a world premiere work by Japanese composer Koto.


Soloist Grisha Goryachev


Featuring Soloists Lin, Young and Levin

Performance:                Saturday, May 21, 2016                  8:00 P.M.

Cape Ann Symphony welcomes a trio of world class composers: The Three B’s: Bach, Beethoven and Brahms and soloists: violinist Lucia Lin, cellist Owen Young and pianist Robert Levin. These powerful performers join the orchestra for Beethoven’s Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano. The Three B’s Concert features the orchestra playing Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.3and Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 in F Major.


Robert Levin


Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium: 36 Lincoln Street in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA

Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium is handicapped accessible




Senior Citizens/$35.00

Youth (Age 18 and Under)/$5.00

Season Subscriptions are Available.


For Information call 978-281-0543 or


You Asked for Schooner Fest Sunday Night Activities … We Listened

Back in 2010 we presented Celebrate Gloucester featuring Roomful of Blues at the City’s newly acquired I4-C2 property on Schooner Festival Sunday because we were told there’s nothing to do on Sunday after the race. Here we are five years later bringing Roomful of Blues back to Gloucester aboard The Beauport Princess Cruise Ship for an evening Blues Cruise @ 7:30 on Schooner Festival Sunday.

The Schooner Festival has always been one of our favorite Gloucester events and we’re honored to add our little piece of cruising fun to one of the world’s major maritime spectacles!

Naomi Lee shares her art in Gloucester and around Cape Ann. Also, This Sunday August 16th 2015 at The Magnolia Historical Society from 2-6pm. 46 Magnolia Ave Magnolia, Massachusetts

Naomi Lee (Glimcher Panarello) who has made her home here in Gloucester for the past eight years was a long time resident of Revere for thirty seven years and moved on to Marblehead for 18 years. She has been interested in art since early child hood. Always creating something from paint, mud and clay, she has even mentioned how she loved to get punished, knowing she would be sent to her room on purpose. It was there she could be secluded and create her art. She remembers painting birds on vinyl window shades. Also, one of a beautiful parrot that her mother gave to a neighbor who had mentioned how much she loved it.

At the age thirteen she went to the Museum Of Fine Arts and took a course in sculpture and that’s only training she has gotten, everything else was self taught. Because of her skills she ended up working in Parks and Recreation teaching children to senior citizens to create things from clay, later working at two different Jewish community centers one in Revere and one in Marblehead. For one season she was the Art Director at the Eastern Yacht club for the summer program. This was around the early 1990’s and continued teaching until the early 2000’s. Her last position was at Temple Emanuel teaching pottery in Marblehead 2002.

Two and a half years ago she was juried into the Guild of Beverly Artists, while looking to make money to get her car fixed, during that time she did five shows and many others on her own since.

There are many paintings to see of Gloucester’s landscape these happen to be a favorite subject of Naomi’s. Paintings can be done by photo or by eye. She believes in the warmth of the sun the calm of the moon the strength of the wind and power of sea.

Naomi calls this seascape of Good Harbor a miracle painting after a serious decision in her life and seeing the rainbow confirmed her choice. This is the product of doing so.

Naomi Miracle

Here are some other pieces of Naomi’s  art work.



My favorite of The Annisquam Lighthouse.

Come by and visit me Sunday at The Magnolia Historical Society from 2-6pm. Many great paintings by local artists, including yours truly.

My artwork can also be seen at the new Salem Art Gallery at 179 Essex Street. Open Thursday and Friday 4-8 and on weekends 12-6. My art is on display until Octobe

Naomi Lee contact

(781) 710-1080

Harbor Loop Concert Series 2015 ~ This evening Just Like Newman & Poppa Cigar and a special treat performance by Double Helix . Thursday 6:30pm 8.13.2015



Just Like Newman



Just Like Newman, comprised of Chris Langathianos on vocals, Peter Hoare on guitar & vocals, Kenny Cleveland on bass & vocals, John Filias on percussion & vocals, and George Dwyer on percussion, is a North Shore-based band that entertains with great cover songs, their onstage banter and self-depricating attitude. This combination makes their shows light & funny while filled with songs that make you want to sing. From The Grateful Dead and Rolling Stones to The Barenaked Ladies, Counting Crows, and Matchbox 20, JLN keeps your party rolling.



Poppa Cigar



Members: Joe Wilkins, Dennis Monagle, Jamie and Tim Klopotoski, Renee Dupuis, Joe Cardoza, Scott Noring, Steve Burke, Laura Heinrichs, Mike Lentini

Genre: Afrofunk, Afrobeat, Highlife, Funk, Worldbeat


Double Helix


Get psyched guys. We’ll be doing our aerial thing alongside Poppa Cigar at the Harbor Loop Concert in Gloucester tomorrow night!

Double Helix features Keira Moore and Emily Perrier performing double static trapeze, aerial silks, partner acro, and more!

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Big Jack Ward joins The Dave Sag’s Blues Party tonight, along with Mario Perrett and Mr. Forrest “Frosty” Padgett @ The Rhumb Line 8:30pm 8.13.2015

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We’re cracking the blues safe wide open this Thursday night with the arrival of master yegg Mr. “Big Jack” Ward. Astringent humorist, catarrh master and deep-throated vogellist, he’s got somefin’ for everybody. He’s bringing along that cutie-pie saxophonist, hooligan, and former teen idol Mr. Mario Perrett, too. Gunzel services provided by one of my fave drumblers: Mr. Forrest “Frosty” Padgett.
And, Friday night, John Keegan® and Madhouse will be whooping it up once again At Capt. Carlos. An angry army of ants will be crawling up your leg all night long! See you there!

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

The Thomas Lannon Sista Felicia Appetizer and Wine Sail August 18th Menu-

Here’s the Thomas E. Lannon 8/18/15 Wine Cruise Appetizer Menu From Sista Felicia, book now!!!

Sailing from Seven Seas Wharf at the Gloucester House Restaurant (978) 281-6634 or book online at


Petite Toast with Carrot Cake Marmalade & Goat Brie

Thinly Sliced Fresh Baguette Rounds with Manchego Cheese & Rose Petal Jelly

Grilled Peppered Flank Steak Baguette Sliders with Fresh Baby Arugula, Red Roasted Pepper, & Daffinos Fromage Garlic & Herb Cheese


Zucchini Pesto Crostini

Captain Joe’s Lobster Mac & Cheese
Sicilian Style Ricotta Nachos


The wine pairings by Nick DeFazio-

Purato Catarato Pinot Grigio

App 1 and 3B

Cambria Katherine’s Vineyard Chardonnay

App 2 and 4

Byron Santa Barbara Pinot Noir


Bisol Prosecco Jeio

App 5

Discover John Sloan’s Gloucester: A gallery tour with curator Martha Oaks

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present a special gallery tour with Cape Ann Museum curator Martha Oaks on Friday, August 21 at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $10 for Museum members; $15 nonmembers (includes admission). Space is limited; reservations required. For reservations and tickets please call (978)283-0455 x10 or

One of this country’s most important artists of the early 20th century and a highly respected teacher, John Sloan (1871-1951) spent five summers—1914 through 1918—living and working on Cape Ann. During that time he created nearly 300 finished oil paintings, using Gloucester’s rugged landscape as a backdrop to experiment with color and explore ideas about form, texture and light. Arguably the most productive period of his career, the body of work that Sloan created during this time continues to astonish and delight viewers a century after it was completed.

The Cape Ann Museum is proud to have five major works by John Sloan in its permanent collection: Sunflowers, Rocky Neck, 1914; Old Cone (Uncle Sam), 1914; Glare on the Bay, c.1914; Red Warehouses at Gloucester, 1914; and Dogtown, Ruined Blue Fences, 1916.  Approximately 30 additional works, drawn from public and private collections across the country, will also be on display.

Image: John Sloan (1871-1951), Sunflowers, Rocky Neck, 1914. Oil on canvas. Gift of Alfred Mayor and Martha M. Smith, 2008. [2008.14]

Image: John Sloan (1871-1951), Sunflowers, Rocky Neck, 1914. Oil on canvas. Gift of Alfred Mayor and Martha M. Smith, 2008. [2008.14]

Foreign Affairs Brunch

Honestly, if you have not been to Foreign Affairs for Brunch then you are definitely missing out.


Chris and I went this past Sunday and it was absolutely delicious!

I got the Lobster Quiche and Chris got the Scratch Hash. AMAZING!

Of course we started out with the $1 oysters and Chris made his drink at the Bloody Mary Bar!

They also have music every Sunday 12 to 3

Don’t forget to use your Dinner Dealer!


Reservations recommended so call!



26 Central Street

Manchester-By-The-Sea, MA

(978) 704-9568


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