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HarvestFest is TODAY!!!: Cooking Demos, Live Music, Local Food & Contra Dancing!!!

Don’t miss Rockport’s HarvestFest THIS Saturday, October 19th from 10am to 6pm. The fun includes dancing and a bit of Ipswich Ale, among other delights. This post would be a million words long (really!) if I included everything going on, so for the details check out the website: In the meantime, here are just a few highlights:

  • Rockport Music is sponsoring a Make Your Own Instrument Workshop for children at 10am (first come, first served)
  • Cape Ann Animal Aid is sponsoring a Dog Parade at 11:30, with lots of fun prizes to be awarded!
  • Bearskin Neck Leathers is sponsoring the Buddy Walker Band, a polka band founded 65 years ago with performances at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm in front of the shop.
  • The MIT Juggling Club is joining the fun with performances throughout the afternoon.
  • The HarvestFest Contra Dance, sponsored by the Cape Ann Contra Dance group, will host an outdoor dance in Dock Square, complete with live musicians and a caller. Did you ever think there would be dancing in the streets in Rockport?
  • -1The Annual Scarecrow Chase Costume Parade for children begins at 3pm. Lots o’ fun & a treat for children are in store.
  • Don’t forget the all-day food & drink under the big tent on T Wharf. Ipswich Ale, Twin Lights and an awesome roster of vendors will be on hand.
  • Cooking demos will take place throughout the day, culminating in the famous Seafood Throwdown at 2:30, sponsored by the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance.RFHarvestFest2013FoodVendors
  • Finally, close out the festival by sending off the public art installation that has been on Lumber Wharf all summer (due to be disassembled the day after HarvestFest). Head over to Lumber Wharf at 6:15 to join us to say farewell to this very cool piece of public art.HFsummerbuildartlight

YOU GOT TO ENTER TO WIN! May Giveaway is underway. Every month gives away gift certificates to some of your favorite restaurants on the North Shore and beyond! The best part about it is….it’s FREE!

Check out the contests in MAY! Good Luck!







Well as we head into the weekend, what better way then to give away more Gift Certificates. We have 2 $25.00 Gift Certificates for two North Shore Restaurants in Beverly and Salem. We are also giving away a 1 hour massage from Tammy Silveira Massage Therapy in Gloucester. NICE!!!!  After a long winter of shoveling, this would be a great treat!!!

Just click on the photo of the contest below to enter. You can enter once a day, and we will draw the winners at the end of the month.


Win a 1 hour massage!!!!

Italian Delight!!!

Home Cooking!!


Well here we are finally it is Friday!!!  There is no better way to start a Friday then giving away 4 FREE $25.oo Gift Certificates to 4 North Shore Restaurants. Click on the Contest below to Enter. You can enter once a day for each contest, and we will draw a winner at the end of the month.






Massage 4 Less

Not only do we bring you great deals from local restaurants, but we will also be bringing you great deals from local businesses. Today we bring to you Massage 4 Less from Tammy Silveira Massage Therapist. Tammy is an amazing Massage Therapist here in Gloucester Ma, and is involved in the Gift Certificate 4 Less program on  So not only do you get a fantastic Massage ( which I am sure is much needed ), but you can relax and enjoy the massage without breaking the bank. Call Tammy today and enjoy – Now taking appointments for Valentines day!

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Good Morning Gloucester!!!!

I took a bit of a break while we worked day and night to bring you the next big thing in restaurant savings. We mixed this with that, we tried adding a bit of this without that, but it just did not work. Then a lightbulb went off!!!! What if we can sell gift certificates at a discounted price?? Our name does say “U DINE 4 LESS”. So we brought in the brightest minds from across the country, and worked tirelessly into the wee morning hours to finally bring to the dining public ( thats all of you) – GIFT CERTIFICATES 4 LESS!!!! Yes – we have added a program to called Gift Certificates 4 Less, that will allow you to purchase a gift certificate to some of your favorite restaurants at a discounted price. How does this work you ask?

1. Go to

2. look for the “blue” Gift Certificate 4 Less button

Gift Certificates 4 Less Button

3. View the restaurants that are in the program

4. Click the blue button of the restaurant of your choice

5. Purchase a Gift Certificate 4 Less from the comfort of your home or office with your credit card

6. Print the Gift Certificate instantly

7. Enjoy your meal

There are 4 different options:

1. Purchase $25 and you will get $35 which means $10 FREE

2. Purchase $50 and you will get $70 which means $20 FREE

3. Purchase $75 and you will get $105 which means $30 FREE

4. Purchase $100 and you will get $140 which means $40 FREE

We are VERY excited about adding this new program, and would love to hear your feedback and questions. This program is sure to SAVE diners “mucho dinero”, and allow us all to dine at our favorite restaurants once again without breaking the bank.

We will be adding new restaurants to the program on a daily basis – so check back often to enjoy great savings.


The Red Skiff Restaurant is a family owned and operated business. The owner of the restaurant is Steve Salah. Steve and his family are long standing members of the Cape Ann community. You can plan on always seeing Steve, and members of his family there every day ready to serve you. As you may observe from their menu, there are numerous entrees for all tastes and budgets. They pride themselves in providing great service and serving consistent, quality, tasty meals at very reasonable prices. The Red Skiff has some GREAT coupons below, and is todays GMG deal of the day!

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Click To Print And Enjoy!


So with snow on the way at anytime, a great way too save your back and keep your toes toasty warm, is to get someone else to plow your lot or driveway. There is a great service right here in your backyard. A plow will come to our home or business ( depending on lot size of business ) and plow each and every time it snows. For a set price of $480.00 ( with the coupon below ) you can be plowed on every snowfall. Unlimited snow plowing – what a concept. It is pretty similar to an all you can eat buffet, but with snow. The company sits right here in Gloucester MA and is called Precision Snowplowing. Yes – this is the same company owned by Tony Carrao called Precision Roofing! Tony has snow plow services during the winter as an extension to his roofing company. I have spent some time with Tony over the last few years, and have seen the quality work and customer services that he delivers. So why break your back this winter – Give Tony a call and let Precision Snowplowing handle all your plowing this winter. Don’t forget, this would be a great gift for a family member or friend.







Russell’s Florist is a family owned and operated stand-alone brick and mortar business. Eric and Maria Russell are both natives to Gloucester and have lived and worked within their community their entire lives. With rich family roots in Gloucester, Russell’s Florist, leaves you with a familiar feeling of comfort each time you call or visit their store. With Eric’s artistic touch and Maria’s cheerful manner, you are sure to be satisfied whether you are ordering a simple birthday bouquet or planning your daughter’s Gala Wedding. Another great thing is….they have a coupon for FREE Delivery……So order your flowers today…..and say hello to Maria and Eric….





Happy Tuesday!!

There are a couple of guys that started a restaurant called the Gloucester Depot that sits across the street from the train station. These guys create great dishes and are two of the nicest guys I have met. I have ordered food here MANY times and used the great coupons that they have offered. Not only do they have three fantastic coupons, but they have specials everyday. One of my favorite days is $4.00 Large Sub night on Tuesday Nights. You can actually get a Large steak tip sub with cheese, peppers and onions toasted for only $4.00. Seriously – how can you beat that!! Below is the specials each week:

MONDAY – Small Cheese Pizza – $3.99

TUESDAY – Any Sub – $4.00

WEDNESDAY – 1/2 Off All Pasta Dishes

SATURDAY – Large Cheese Pizza – $4.99

EVERYDAY – 2 Large Cheese ONLY $10.99




PASSPORT To Your Tummy!!!!

Opened in 1995, Passports continues to be a local and visitor favorite, specializing in creative cuisine from around the world. Menu features include, popovers to start, local seafood, steaks, lamb chops, and international specialties. Passports is known for its fine dining in a casual atmosphere, along with the biggest selection of beer & wine on Cape Ann. I must say that I had the BEST Rueben Sandwich there ( I am not sure it is still on the menu, but it was fantastic!) Mondays deal of the day is a FREE appetizer at Passports!! Come on down and say hello to Eric ( he is the big boss ).








Gift Certificates

Need to purchase a Gift Certificate for a Birthday, Anniversary or Christmas Gift? Haven’t had time to get to the mall for a gift and the party is tonight? Is there a blizzard outside, and you do not want to go and find parking at the Causeway just to buy a Gift Certificate? Well…….You have come to the right place. Do you know you can purchase Gift Certificates to all your favorite restaurants from the comfort of your home or office on Its as easy as 1 – 2 – 3-4-5:

1. Log On To

2. Find the restaurant you would like to purchase a gift certificate for

3. Click on the gift certificate logo

4. Enter your Credit Card info

5. Click the Link and Print your Gift Certificate

This is a feature that should make your life less stressful. Just for example, I needed a gift for my kids teachers last christmas, but did not have time to shop before the last day of school before vacation. I went to my computer, bought two gift certificates, printed them on the computer and put them in a card for my kids teachers. The great thing about it is you can buy them for any denomination that you like, with a minimum of 10 dollars. So keep this in mind with the holidays coming – its a great gift, and easy as 1-2-3-4-5.

LoGrasso’s Cafe Bistro

LoGrasso’s Café Bistro, an amazing Italian-American Eatery. Sound good..? If you’ve eaten here before then you know how special this place really is. If you haven’t then you must give it a try. LoGrasso’s is, and has been, family owned since 1987. Your chef for the evening and every evening is owner and proprietor, Sal LoGrasso himself. His homemade recipes will amaze and entice your taste buds, with secret ingredients only his mother knows, “and maybe his wife” who is also there night after night to welcome you to their bistro. LoGrasso’s serves an array of appetizers, entrees, specials, salads and home made sweets. So today LoGrasso’s is the GMG Deal Of The Day!

Click To View LoGrasso’s Menu



Again and Again Inc Workspace Pic

Another workspace photo from Freida Grotjahn’s Again and Again Inc. This is exactly how my workshop would look if I produced cool bags made from recycled sailcloth.

Again and Again, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Again and Again is located at 195 East Main Street. Freida’s website with contact info is Tell her you saw her bags on the blog.

Hand Crafted Velvet Rings At Bubbles -$15

Bubbles on Main Street always has an inexpensive bauble or two ready for purchase for a gift of appreciation.  Trish also keeps longer hours than most Downtown retailers which is convenient if you are in need of a cocktail party present or gift without the hassle of having to run up the line. she also sells and has a coupon in the Where The Locals Go coupon book.

Chickity Check It!-Studio VO Lobster Adirondak’s On Sale.

Studio VO Lobster Adirondak’s On Sale

lobsterchairVO, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

From Deej-
Our Lobster Adirondak chairs are normally $465 each plus tax and $850 for
a pair.  We are selling them for the SALE price of $425 each plus tax and
$800 for pair.  Bob’s other work is the Alchemy logo, the Blue and white
tile illustrations at the Azorean, the giant clock on Main Street for
Horvitz and Frisch CPA firm, the copper roses on the ROSE BAKER center,
Captain Carlo’s website and menus.  It is great to see good community and
family news highlighting the positive parts of Gloucester and what it has to
offer.  You found a real niche here with your site.

Deej Viau
StudioVO: Commercial and Fine Art Studio of Gloucester

For More info about Studio VO here is the website

Guest Post- Deej Viau

Hi Joey,

It was good to finally meet you at the Block party. Bob and I are back from
camping in the woods of Maine. We are having a sale on the hand carved
Lobster Adirondak chairs. They are normally $465 each plus tax and $850 for
a pair. We are selling them for the SALE price of $425 each plus tax and
$800 for pair. Bob’s other work is the Alchemy logo, the Blue and white
tile illustrations at the Azorean, the giant clock on Main Street for
Horvitz and Frisch CPA firm, the copper roses on the ROSE BAKER center,
Captain Carlo’s website and menus. It is great to see good community and
family news highlighting the positive parts of Gloucester and what it has to
offer. You found a real niche here with your site.

Deej Viau
StudioVO: Commercial and Fine Art Studio of Gloucester

Note to self- make some godamn time to get over to Studio VO for a pic of those lobster Adirondak chairs!

Guest Post- Erika Hansen Has a Where The Locals Go Coupon Book Story

From Erika-

Here’s the story about Cape Ann Savings Bank:
A customer came into Main Street’s own Bubbles, a shop that is all about pampering and froufrou and glitter, looking rather confused.  Bubbles herself, a/k/a Trisha Sanford, asked how she could help.
“The bank sent me here for a $300 coupon off my closing cost…I’m sorry.  I knew it must have been a joke” and he turned to leave.  “No, wait,” says Trisha.  “That sounds like the Where the Locals Go! coupon book.”
She promptly picked up a copy (for sale right at the register), looked in the directory, and sure enough, on p. 135 was a coupon from Cape Ann Savings Bank to receive $300 off your closing cost.  The man quickly paid his $10 for the coupon book, went back to the bank, saved $290 and now has hundreds of other coupons from the book to use!
For $10, buying this book is a no-brainer.  In addition to the discounts, the book is full of information about Cape Ann and highlights local heroes in our community.
It is for sale throughout Cape Ann at many stores including The Bookstore and Dogtown Book Shop, Toad Hall in Rockport and Manchester By The Book and will be for sale at the upcoming Rhythm & Flavors concert.   Come by and get your copy before they are all gone!  Coupons are good through March 31, 2009.
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