Photos from today’s 9th Annual Women’s Luncheon at Cape Ann Museum

The Cape Ann Museum was closed today and early yesterday to prepare for their incredible luncheon. This year it was throughout the museum with formal seating upstairs and downstairs and a rock star video feed. It was elegant, inspiring and fun! For more information see the earlier GMG post. 

Mariposa founder Livia Cowan with Mariposa designers, Shelly Bradbury and Michael Updike, were the featured speakers. Timothy S. Hopkins catered; it was scrumptious. Tiny special red peppers looked like ornaments in our salads and were a discovery for many. The new tote bag featuring the Lee Natti chicadee print was flying out the museum shop. Kathleen Adams (harpsichord) and Dawn Pratson (flute) filled our hearts with LIVE music directly from the Jeremy Adams exquisite special exhibition. The Paul Manship tortoise was festooned for the holidays which seemed extra fitting as last year’s luncheon raised more than $25,000 towards this acquisition.


QUENTIN CALLEWAERT joins Fly Amero This Wednesday 7pm December 7th @ The Rhumb Line!



Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, December 7th – 7pm
A VERY, VERY Special Music Guest:


Folks… something very, very special will be happening this
week at the Rhumb. A young (he’s only 16) genius by the
name of Quentin Callewaert will be strutting his amazing
stuff for us all. He reminds me so much of myself when I
was his age (just a few years ago, of course). So full of
spirit and enthusiasm. He loves what he does, and it shows.
Some of you may have caught him on cable’s “Local Music
Seen” with Allen Estes – way back when he was only THIRTEEN!
OMG! And speaking of “back”… for those wondering, I am
100% back on my weekly Rhumb Line rotation. Surely,
Quentin and I will be trading a few licks, and maybe teaching
each other a few new tricks. Marina Evans is out of country
for the holidays this year. We’ll catch up when she returns.
And, something else to watch for… please don’t miss Allen
Estes, myself, Senator Bruce Tarr and many more friends on
North Shore 104.9’s live broadcast of its 21st annual Holiday
Toy Drive this coming Thursday. The fun and festivities will
be running throughout the entire day. Click the link below
for further details. All for now. Happy Holidays! ~ 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!
12/14 – Liz Frame





12/21 Amero Family Christmas!





Looking forward……to seeing you there🙂

Live Blogging: The 9th Annual Women’s Luncheon in the galleries at Cape Ann Museum


The Cape Ann Museum is closed today for this festive and cherished women’s only soiree hosted by the museum’s active Fitz Henry Lane Society and Red Cottage Society committees in concert with the outstanding museum staff. There is ample time for lingering points of vantage throughout the exhibits, holiday shopping, and dining in the galleries upstairs and downstairs.

The 2016 gathering is catered by Timothy S. Hopkins. Mariposa founder and designers are the featured speakers. Felicia Ciaramitaro (SistaFelicia) has featured Mariposa designs in her work and on the GMG blog.

For many museum guests, it will be the last chance to visit the special exhibition featuring recent Cape Ann Museum acquisitions, closing Sunday, December 11th. The extraordinary exhibition with a modest title Voicing the Woods: Jeremy Adams Instrument Maker will be up through February 26th.

More information about the gallant day’s keynote conversation from the Cape Ann Museum release: Read more


Scott Memhard writes, “Locals know: Cape Pond Ice Company’s Gift Shop at 104 Commercial Street stocks a full range of great presents, not only traditional and new design “Coolest Guys, Gals & Kids” T’s, caps and sweats, but also unique Perfect Storm and Gloucester books, posters and gifts. Gift Certificates available.

Shop for “Cool Stuff” on-line at, stop down “the Fort” to our gift shop, or visit the Weathervane at 159 Main Street, Gloucester.”


Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet

I took the boys to the Larcom Theatre on Sunday night for a holiday jazz concert with the Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet.

I was excited for the boys to see a live performance on the stage of the Larcom Theatre as they’ll be performing there themselves in January for a school concert.  I also was psyched for them to hear some live Jazz….especially since it was infused with some fun holiday tunes.

I’m so glad we went.  The quartet was really quite exceptional and we all had a great time. It was such a wonderful way to get into the holiday spirit.


Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 12/7/16


Welcome To Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board

Joey C ~ 3 Comments

A place where non-profit Cape Ann organizations can post press releases directly and then those press releases will be reposted to . This is not an advertising space for businesses, fitness or wellness organizations, or music listings.

The web address will be

To have your community organization news posted here, contact Joey C who will grant access for you to post directly.

Sargent House Celebrates Middle St. Walk

December 6, 2016 ~ Editors

Sat. 12/10:  View the Sargent House in all its holiday splendor while sharing in the joy of the season with tasty holiday treats from 11A-4P.  At noon, SPECIAL PERFORMANCE: jazz with Rikki Razden & Ken Steiner. Not to be missed!
Fresh wreaths & holly cut from our own trees available all day at prices sure to make you rejoice!  Take home your purchased decorations between 3-4P; gift basket raffle drawing at 3P.  AND, at 2P, don’t miss “Mingling of Souls” (the story of Judith & John Murray) at the neighboring UU Church. See you there!2016-msw-poster-iiminglingofsouls_msw2016

‘Christmas in the New World,’ performed by the renowned New England ensemble Musicians of the Old Post Road at the Gloucester Meetinghouse December 16, 7:30pm.


December 6, 2016 ~ chasnaz ~

PERFORMERSMusicians of the Old Post Road is one of the Boston area’s best-loved chamber ensembles specializing in the period instrument performance of dynamic and diverse music from the Baroque to early Romantic eras. Its repertoire includes compelling “rediscovered” works that have been lost to audiences for centuries.  Their theme this year is Musical Migrations.  ‘Christmas in the New World’ features classical holiday music with a distinctive Latin American

Founded by Artistic Directors Suzanne Stumpf (flute) and Daniel Ryan (cello), the ensemble takes its name from its acclaimed concert series, originally entitled Old Post Road Historic Concerts, begun in 1989. They are joined by Sarah Darling (violin & viola), Marcia Cassidy (viola) and Michael Bahmann, (harpsichord). The venues trace the route of the old Boston Post Road, the first thoroughfare connecting Boston and New York City beginning in the 1670s.

WHAT’S SPECIAL? This is a rare opportunity to celebrate the holiday season with a unique program abounding with festive music exported to 18th-century Central and South America! Selections include lively Spanish villancicos, ornate Italian cantatas, and rhythmically-playful works with indigenous influences. Castellanos, Durán, Jerusalem, Pacheco, and Torres are among the featured composers.
With special guests Jessica Petrus, soprano, and Catherine Hedberg, mezzo-soprano, and special guest Eloy Cruz (Mexico), Baroque guitar

WHEN:  Friday, December 16, 2016 at 7:30pm

WHERE:  The historic 1806 Gloucester Meetinghouse (home of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church), corner of Church & Middle Street, with accessible side entrance at 10 Church Street.

COST$35 Preferred Seating (reserved front rows & rear gallery), $25 General, $20 College Students & Seniors (65+), under 17 free.  Tickets may be purchased online at or at the door with cash, check or major credit card.

BENEFIT:  For the Meetinghouse Preservation Fund

Family & Friends Night Downtown Gloucester This Thursday

Hi Joey,

I’m hoping you can help us get the word out on Family & Friends Night.

Christine Orlando

Family & Friends Night – Thursday Dec 8th 5-10 pm

Shops will be open late with many offering discounts, specials, refreshments ( Much like Ladies Night)

The following Restaurants will be offering something special of their choice (discounts or specials)

Cafe Bishco, 

Gloucester House

Lattitude 43/Minglewood


The Franklin Cape Ann



Santa will be visiting the restaurants & shops ( maybe he’ll listen for your wish list)

Three Sheets To The Wind will be caroling while strolling Main Street from 6:30-8 pm We invite all to join in.


Three festive Thursdays in December: you can’t beat Gloucester’s Main Street for the holidays


Scenes from Ladies Night — which kicked off big at Topside Grill!

Their wrap-around bar and surrounding tables at capacity with gals gathered round and special appetizers and drinks.


If you missed Ladies Night, still to come:

  • Friends and Family Night this Thursday Dec 8, 5-10pm

  • Middle Street Walk Saturday Dec 10 capped off by Cape Ann Art Haven buoy Lobster Trap tree ceremony 4pm

  • Men’s Night Thursday Dec 15



photos from Ladies Night

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Care Dimensions Tree of Lights Ceremony at Bank Gloucester

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Care Dimensions Tree of Lights Ceremony

Welcome –   Patrick Thorpe, President Bank Gloucester

Diane Stringer, President Care Dimensions

Invocation – The Reverend  Rona Tyndall, Coordinator of Pastoral Care, Care Dimensions

Candle and Tree Lighting – Soloist  Carl Wrubel 

Reception – harpist  Lily Press


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