Thursday at the Rhummie, the spine-tingling Mr. Brian Templeton returns. This 6 foot 6 golem of the blues makes Foghorn Leghorn sound like Jackie Kennedy! Pipes like the Groaner in the harbor! A pure pleasure to listen to. Plus he’s dragging in the esteemed David Mattacks and six-fingered Billy Loosigian to tighten the thumbscrews. Even worse, we get to do it all over again at the Smile Marker on Sunday (5 to 8). So either (or both) Thursday and Sunday c’mon down and let him squeeze the cider out of your Adam’s
40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
July 20th 6pm
There are approximately 1000 cultivars being grown, including her own introductions, and they are mixed in with many other unusual plants, as well as being displayed in several formal daylily beds.
The Gardens will be open for 2 weekends; Fr, Sat, Sun
Hope to see you!
We’re excited to launch out Cape Ann Literary Tours this week. Thursday–Saturday we’ll be leaving from the shop at 9:00 am and walking around downtown and the waterfront. To kick things off we’re offering a special rate of only $10 per person during our first week. Reservations are required, and people can do that by emailing us at email@example.com. Just let us know which day works best!
Looks like a new dining patio is being built at Italiano Restaurant & Bar at 64 Main Street.
Getting Ready to go for a Boat Ride with a smile.
Visiting cousins from South Carolina. ready to go boating/
This gentleman was like a one man cleaning machine, raking and piling the seaweed near the pavement in the parking area for easy pickup and take away.
College friends from Wisconsin, Maine, and Montreal Canada come visit friend.
The man on the left is the Gloucester Host.
Friends from out of state visit friend from Cambridge Mass, and come to Gloucester for the day.
One of them is a famous Interior Designer.
Lots going on in the harbor this morning while I was stuck at the bridge before work. A cruise ship (couldn’t read the name), some beautiful sail boats, the gig rowers were out there….love the summer mornings in Glosta!
Pick #1: Connors Farm Blueberry and Raspberry Festival
Saturday, July 22, 2017 – 9am to 6pm (Rain date Sunday, July 23, 2017)
$9.95 Admission per Person, 2 and under are free.
Note: Everyone must pay the $9.95 fee for entrance to pick your own and all festivities.
The admission price includes the following activities: Hayrides, Barnyard Animals, Black Mamba, Cow Train, Duck Races, Giant Rocking Chair, Giant Tires, Grain Train, Horse Swings, Jumping Pillows, Music, Mechanical Bull, Pedal Carts, Sandbox, Trikes, and MORE!
Additional charge for: Food, Blueberry desserts, BBQ Food, Pick Your Own Blueberries and Raspberries, Gemstone Mining, Pony Rides (10am to 4pm).
Note: Everyone must pay the admission price for entrance into the farm and festival.
Pick #2: 10th Annual Car Show at Faneuil Hall
The BAMG is once again pleased to announce that we will be hosting our Faneuil Hall Car Show Series for the 10th year this summer. For 2017 we will be holding three British Car shows. Space is now available for these limited registration, high energy shows at New England’s premier tourist and family-friendly destination.
Pick #3: The Z – Boston Zipline
Ride the Z over The Greenway!
Spanning 220-feet, the zipline carries one or two riders along The Greenway’s Parcel 12, starting from Clinton Street and landing near North Street, across from The Greenway’s North End Parks. With two parallel cords, riders soar alongside each other (or race!). From the top of the 30-foot tower riders have a unique view of downtown Boston, the waterfront, and The Greenway!
All riders must weigh between 45 lbs and 250 lbs, must be at least 40 inches tall, and must be in good physical health. All persons must weigh in and check their height at the zipline ticket booth before riding.
Tickets are $8 for one rider and $15 for a pair. Group tickets (10+ tickets) can be purchased at the zipline for $7/a piece and groups of 50 or more can reserve an hour to ‘Ride the Z’ together. For information on group tickets, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘The Z’ is open for rides everyday at 11am until October. Closing times vary and occasionally we will have to close early due to inclement weather. To see specific closing times, please review the calendar below and click your preferred day. For the latest information on weather-related closings, please visit us on Twitter.
‘The Z’ is the centerpiece of a temporarily revitalized ramp parcel (known as “Parcel 12”), whose development remains in a joint State/City planning phase. This summer, Parcel 12 will be a place for families, friends, and independent explorers to ride a zipline, observe public art and hang out in our iconic Adirondack furniture!
The zipline itself is located near the corner of Clinton Street and Surface Road, directly across from Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the Dock Square Parking Garage.
As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid
One Lexington Avenue
Magnolia, Gloucester, MA 01930
For the people that keep asking- here’s the link to The AWESOME Cheap Cool Light Sensor Night Lights. Does anyone that got them love them as much as I do?
They are an absolute no-brainer purchase. They emit a slightly warm hue that gives just enough light at night so you can walk around without flipping lights on or off (also allow me to pee in the toilet instead of guessing if it’s a straight shot into the bowl).
The are a small enough footprint that they allow you to still use the other plug in a two plug outlet. They only cost 30 cents to run for an entire year. They have a sensor that turns them off when there’s enough light that they aren’t needed. Totally ingenious, totally cheap, but they look really nice.
You can buy them on Amazon on sale now for $11.49 (normally $15.99) 28% savings
Here’s the link to purchase- Sycees 0.5W Plug-in LED Night Light Lamp with Dusk to Dawn Sensor, Warm White, 4-Pack
Here’s some shots from our house-
Only way to get fresher is to climb into the trap and eat them.
Two extraordinary chamber music concerts are scheduled at the historic Annisquam Village Church this summer. Audiences will hear exceptional instruments in the hands of world class musicians: a baroque Venetian cello and five of the Jeremy Adams keyboards featured in the recent “Voicing the Woods” exhibit at the Cape Ann Museum.
Music of Vivaldi, Bach, and Scarlatti opens this double-header Sunday, July 23 at 8 p.m. Viva! Viva la Musica! features cellist Jonathan Miller and renowned harpsichordist Frances Conover Fitch. Mr. Miller, a 43-year veteran of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, is Artistic Director of the Boston Artists Ensemble and a favorite with area concert-goers. His cello was made in Venice by Mattheus Gofriller, ca.1700 and Miller is eager to bring it to the Village Church’s intimate, resonant space. Ms. Conover Fitch plays the French double-manual harpsichord made by Jeremy Adams in 2016. Her concerts and demonstrations on Adams’s harpsichords during the Cape Ann Museum’s exhibit were over-subscribed. “This is another chance to hear instruments of master craftsmen played by master performers,” says AVC Music Director, Kathleen Adams.
The summer series continues Sunday, August 20 at 8 p.m. when the Wood, Wire, and Wind of the harpsichord and organs strike new balances between the instruments. Andrew and Beverly Sollwill perform duos and solo works on each, stretching the repertoire to celebrate the remarkable flexibility of these instruments in the ideal acoustics of the historic 1820’s building. Violin and viola will join them on one of the pieces, extending the range of sounds for an unusual ensemble offering.
A reception follows each concert, culminating in the declamation of an “Ode” from Annisquam’s beloved bard, Duncan Nelson.
Tickets: $20 per event (Students and seniors, $15.) available at the door or in advance at The Bookstore or Diamond Cove Music in Gloucester and at Toad Hall Bookstore in Rockport. The Annisquam Village Church is located at 820 Washington Street in Gloucester (01930) and is handicap accessible.
JULY 19, 2017
Thanks for sharing your story with us Kathleen. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Like many, I came to the hospitality business as support for my academic pursuits, putting myself first through Wheaton College, then through graduate school at the University of Chicago. While working on my PhD in History of Christianity, I started my catering and coffee shop business, aptly named “Ambrosia,” the “Food of the Gods.” While I was a student at the University, Rick Bayless, who ironically was a PhD candidate in linguistics at the University of Michigan, opened his first endeavor, Frontera Grill, with the adjacent soon-to-be-recognized 4-star restaurant, Topolobampo. In fact, Topolobampo won the James Beard award for outstanding restaurant in 2017. Our paths soon crossed when I took a position at Topolobampo and began working on the complex food and wine pairings of gourmet regional Mexican cuisine. I decided I needed to know more, so I completed a course of study with the Court of Master Sommeliers in Aspen, Colorado, with Richard Betts (then the sommelier at the Little Nell) leading the charge. After completing my certification as a sommelier, I went to work for a small, but influential, boutique distributor in Chicago, called Maverick Wines, where exposure to wine-makers, chefs, restaurateurs, and wine retailers, vastly expanded my knowledge of wine and the wine business. While working in Chicago, I met a savvy retailer, who had been in the business many years. One day, he observed, “We both sell wine, but I like my job much better. You have to go out and find the customer. My customers come to me and they want to buy wine. I just have to steer them in the right direction.” From that time on, I viewed the wine retailer as a “coach” essentially looking for and developing the “right talent” and putting that “talent in the right hands”.
I “soaked up” as much wine knowledge as I could hold. I started teaching a 5-part introduction to wine series I called “Become a Wine Expert,” which I still offer at Savour twice a year, in October and April. I decided I would like to open my own wine shop, with a unique vision, specializing in small-production, artisanal, boutique wines from around the world and a “Try before You Buy” business model, featuring wine-tasting machines, where customers could sample 20 different wines before settling on the right bottle. I knew I wanted a store with a strong focus on education, with particular emphasis on the most challenging task for the sommelier, chef, or retailer, the pairing of food with wine. So, to this day, I see myself much like a coach, as I taste every wine that comes through our doors at Savour, to be sure it meets our standards, and I sell it to the customer who presents the best fit. We keep extensive records, so we know our customers’ names, needs, and wine preferences. Many times, they can’t remember what they bought or liked or what they had the wine with (only that they loved it and want it again), but we remember. That’s the most satisfying part! Now, Savour has become a distinctive voice on the North Shore, where many come from Cape Ann, as well as towns like Andover, Beverly, and even Boston for our unique selection of wine and artisanal cheeses, as well as charcuterie, and even craft beers, mostly from New England.
It’s Thursday on Cape Ann and that means it’s time for the Cape Ann Farmers Market!
Join us at Stage Fort Park from 3:00-6:30 to get all your summer favorites (and maybe even the first peaches of the season!)
Food, music, crafts, and a gorgeous view! Come stock up for the weekend and enjoy all the market has to offer including free parking while you shop!
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