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Dear Friends of AVP,

AVP is excited to announce our production for 2018 will be The Little Mermaid. The show runs August 7-12, 2018 at 7:00 pm. Tickets will be available on our website, annisquamvillageplayers.com starting in early July.

Our 2018 newsletter is hot off the presses. In it, you’ll find out more about our upcoming production, auditions, our new scholarship program, a feature on longtime AVP set designer Chicki Hollett and plans for the purchase of a new sound system.

We’re looking forward to seeing you this summer!

The Annisquam Village Players

Make a tax-deductible DONATION TO AVP

Annisquam Village Players

Beach Gourmet Newsletter

76 Prospect Street, Gloucester

Dear Joey,

We hope you had a wonderful, delicious and peaceful Thanksgiving.

Looking ahead to Decembers festivities, let us assist with the final touches of your Holiday Celebrations. We have many items prepared, and in the case, and many more available for order and pick up.

Don’t forget to stop in on Ladies Night (12/4) and Men’s Night (12/18). There will be wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres. 

Our Winter Classes and Chef’s Table dinners have been scheduled and are beginning to book up. Call to reserve your space today!

Holiday Menu

It’s the season to celebrate with friends and family! Let the professionals at beach gourmet help ease the pain of entertaining, we will fuss over the menu details while you prepare to celebrate.

Call now 978-282-1414 or stop by to place your order. It is that easy!

For Christmas, please place orders by noon on Thursday, 12/18.

Pick up by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 12/24.

Holiday Hors d’oeuvres

Available in the store throughout the holiday season:

Artichoke Dip – $7.95/8 oz.

Smoked Salmon Spread – $9.95/8 oz.

Rosemary Spiced Nuts – $8.95/10 oz.

Creamy Brie en Baguette with Cranberries, Walnuts and Sage – $9.95/ea.

For pre-order (by the dozen):

Caramelized Pear and Brie Cheese Tartlet, $18/dz.

Lump Crab Cakes with Lemon Aioli, $24/dz.

Salmon Cake with Remoulade, $18/dz.

Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Crepe, $18/dz.

Tuscan Grilled Shrimp Cocktail with Lemon Aioli, $18/dz.

Sausage Stuffed Mushroom, $18/dz.

Chicken Satay with Royal Thai Peanut Sauce, $18/dz.

Cocktail Meatballs, $18/dz.

Chevre Crusted Grape with Toasted Pecans, $18/dz.

Port Poached Fig with Goat Cheese and Prosciutto, $18/dz. 

Family Style serves about 8 people:

Whole Roasted Tenderloin of Beef, $150/ea.

Whole Side of Salmon with Accoutrements, $85/ea.

Quiche, $20/ea.

  • Rosemary Ham and Gruyere
  • Roasted Vegetables and Chevre
  • Sausage and Cheddar

Salads, $40/ea.

  • Mixed Greens with Roasted Squash, Goat Cheese, Toasted Pecans with Shallot Vinaigrette
  • Mixed Greens with Apples, Cranberries, Toasted Walnuts with Champagne Vinaigrette

Dessert, $30/ea.

  • Almond Cake
  • Chocolate Chambord Squares
  • Gingerbread Bundt Cake
  • New York Cheesecake

Winter Cooking Classes

Spanish Tapas                

January 15, 2015

Tuscan Comfort Foods

January 29, 2015

Mardi Gras

February 17, 2015

French Classics                          

February 26, 2015

Sautes and Stir Fry

March 26, 2015

Work side by side with beach gourmet Chef’s Matthew Beach and Meghan Pozzi to learn techniques for the beginner or the seasoned in-home chef.

All classes are offered at $65 per person. Class will start at 6 p.m. and run 

until 9 p.m. Participants will enjoy the meal they created at the end of the class. 

Watch and Learn or participate in the cooking demonstration.

All classes will be held at the beach gourmet “Exhibition Kitchen” located in Savour Wine and Cheese.

Private Classes also available in home or in the exhibition kitchen. Email catering@beach-gourmet.com to reserve your space today. 

About the Chef’s Table

Upcoming dates:

Saturday, January 17th

Saturday, January 31st

Saturday, February 28th

Saturday, March 28th

The Chef’s Table is a great way to extend our hospitality to clients or private tastings and classes. Our antique, hand-crafted table seats up to twelve people comfortably and is uniquely located inside Savour Wine and Cheese, adjacent to the beach gourmet exhibition kitchen. Guests at the table experience an exclusive private dining experience with a menu that is designed specifically to compliment the wine pairing by our wine expert, Kathleen Erickson.

These events are typically booked for private parties and are not open to the public, however we periodically open the table to reservations on a first-come, first-served basis. Sample Chef’s Table menus can be viewed on our beach gourmet web page. Do not delay in making your reservations. Open Chef’s Table events tend to sell-out very quickly.

Quick Links…

beach gourmet

beach gourmet facebook

Savour Wine and Cheese

Good Morning Gloucester

beach gourmet

76 Prospect Street

Gloucester, MA 01930


Cape Ann Designs Newsletter

Dear Joe

It’s getting close and I hope to see you soon at one of these shows or just give me a call if you need something special.  It’s such a great time of year to reconnect with everyone and these lovely venues make it a colorful experience!
Just a few reminders:
Thursday: The 42nd Annual downtown Gloucester Ladies Night  at the lovely Pop Gallery – 5-10PM.
Friday & Saturday: Shop Rockport evening  4-9 PM & Saturday 10-3 Cape Ann Artisans at the Rockport Art Association.     And did I say food, wine, cider, and great shopping around town too!
Then December 12-13 – the 8th Annual seARTS Holiday Show -Wearable Art & Home Decor at the Saunder’s House at the Sawyer Free Library.   Don’t miss the intimate Opening Reception 5-7 on Friday evening.   On Saturday, we welcome the Chamber Music Players from Rockport High School at 3PM to add some Holiday Cheer!
I hope to see you soon at one of these events or after December 13th, right here in the studio. 

All the very best  to you
and your family –  Jacqueline

16 Artisans at the Rockport Art Association!

18 seARTS Artists at the Sawyer Free Library!

Copyright © 2014 Cape Ann Designs, All rights reserved.

Chickity Check It! The American Eagle Newsletter

Rosalie Parisi forwards the link-

The American Eagle used to offload whiting and groundfish here at our dock back in the day.  It was an eastern rigged dragger which most of the Gloucester fleet was back then and Captained by Rosalie’s father Captain Joe Piscitello. 

The American eagle was bought from her father and converted into the boat she is now, a schooner.  You can read all about it here- http://www.schooneramericaneagle.com/about/history.htm



and now this is what she looks like-


Thacher Island Newsletter

Ann Kennedy forwards-

Hi Joey.  April’s Thacher Island News has a great piece on the Ocean Reporter, as well as other helpful information.  Those who are interested can check their website, www.thacherisland.org.  The whole newsletter, 8 pages, is a great read!


Duckworth Beach Gourmet Newsletter

Dear Joey,

It’s official! Today is the first day of summer for the Northern Hemisphere. Gloucester’s official summer begins mid-week with Fiesta. In a way, summer in Gloucester both speeds up and slows down. The energy and activities increase, but driving around town on sunny weekend days can be frustrating. We all tend to plan our trips around peak beach times. 

Duckworth’s Beach Gourmet is expanding our hours. Look below for the new times, and remember that the store remains open on Thursday evenings until 8:00 p.m. for our community wine tastings.

Everybody in Gloucester seems to have a favorite sausage sub, and we’ve met most of the folks who believe, as we do, that Trupianos is the best. Stop by and check it out. Mike

Ciaramitaro makes the sausage right in our kitchen and it’s the real deal. We’ll make you a sandwich or you can buy the sausage fresh and create your own masterpiece at home.

Ken Duckworth’s prepared foods continue to astonish. It seems every day there’s a new seasonal offering. He’s featuring more summer foods – like chicken salads and salmon.

St. Peter’s Fiesta

Cheese and Wine

The 2010 annual St Peter’s Fiesta is now upon us. Stop by and feed your appetite with a Trupianos sausage sub with peppers and onions, grilled outside the store on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.We think that our store may be a quiet and cool oasis during Fiesta, and like all good oases. We’ll have plenty of cold beverages ready to go too.

New Store Hours

Summer is here and beach season has arrived. Going boating or heading to the beach? Come by and pick up sandwiches, salads or beer and wine to make your day complete. Call in your order and we’ll have it ready for you to pick up.

Tuesday – Thursday

11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Friday and Saturday

9:00 am – 6:00 pm


9:00 am – 3;00 pm

Wine of the Month

CristalinoCristalino Brut Sparkling Wine

Cristalino Cava Brut has a bright green-gold color and shows fine bubbles. It has a pleasant nose of green apples, peaches, toast, flowers, cinnamon and herbs. Crisp and bright, dry with medium-full body, this sparkler offers rich flavors of apples, figs, lemon, roasted almonds and pie crust. It is fruit-forward and balanced, with a clean, lemony finish.
Enjoy Cristalino Cava Brut as an apéritif and with chicken salad, shellfish, paella, filet of sole and fruit desserts.

Cheese of the Month

Cheese and WineDelice de Bourgogne – Triple Cream

Delice de Bourgogne from France is a tall triple cream cow’s milk cheese that is enriched with cream. The remarkably pungent (somewhat moldy) aroma of Delice de Bourgogne belies the velvet-smooth texture and subtle taste of this cheese. Similar to the classic Brie both in appearance and texture, this sumptuous cheese delivers an extra triple-cream punch to the palate. Its outside is yellowish-white in color, with a soft, chalk-like dusty rind. The smell can be overpowering at first, but adds a playful contrast to the sweet and creamy interior. For a most memorable Delice experience, procure the freshest French baguette, slice and toast. Spread some Delice and feast on this fantastically simple treat before another hectic day commences.

Drink Suggestions: Serve with Champagne, a slightly acidic Riesling, or fruity Sauternes.

Wine Tasting

Champagne and CheeseChampagne and Chocolate!

This month we will be tasting some Champagne and Prosecco along with some fresh strawberries and chocolates.

Thursday, June 26th from 6:00 pm to 8 pm

Our wine tastings on Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m. continue to increase in popularity. The store remains open during those hours as well.

Keep an eye out for our catering truck. We’re just putting the finishing touches on it, and any day now, you’ll start seeing it parked at key locations around Cape Ann. We’ll stock it with box lunches, prepared food and soft drinks.  If you have suggestions about where we should be, let us know.

Before we go, we can’t resist a little bragging. Duckworth’s Bistrot, the restaurant that Ken and Nicole Duckworth have at 197 East Main Street, once again has received the Zagat Guide’s highest rating for food in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Yes, it beats out all those fancy places in Boston. It’s a treasure, and we’re lucky to have it here in our town. This time of year it’s best to plan ahead and make reservations.

We’re looking forward to serving you.


John Lamirande
Duckworth Beach Gourmet

Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Newsletter Now Online

Soundings June 2010
The Newsletter of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
is now online at www.capeannchamber.com/soundings/217-June2010.pdf

Read about:

Small Business Week Celebration
Auction 2010

Upcoming Chamber Programs:
Labor & Employment Law Update Breakfast Club

and much more!

Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
33 Commercial Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
978-283-1601  ~ info@capeannchamber.com