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Baby Whale Losing It’s Battle To Get Back To The Sea In #RockportMA On Front Beach Photo From Jen @RockportGirl

Jen writes-

So incredibly sad today to see this small whale losing its battle to get back out to sea. The tide was relentlessly coming in with cold seas and high waves as these men jumped in to help. In the end there was nothing they could do. Never seen something like this in person. As animal lovers it was very hard to watch . RIP little whale.

Edited: I Should Have Done Some Research And Planned My Day Better To Be able To Check Out These Awesome Rockport Shops

Saturday morning and there had been a couple of shops we discovered on Instagram that we’d been dying to get to.   Got into town around 9 and the Farmer’s Market was in full swing.  Spoke with Lisa “That Nutty Redhead” and Sandy Farrell and a few other cool vendors and then made a great discovery in The Blue Lobster Grille which served up delicious homemade hash with poached eggs over English muffins and hollandaise for only $7.95.  Tremendous discovery that was (we will be back I can assure you).

We took our time and headed down Bearskin Neck after but all the joints we wanted to check out were still closed at 10:00.  They looked cool as hell though.

Sea Again Is a consignment store that often has designer handbags-


Saltwater Designs-


Folly Cove Art and Sea-


It’s on me that I didn’t realize that most of the stores wouldn’t be open by 10:00AM. Next Time I’ll Do My Research Better.

We went to Gloucester and had my eyeglasses repaired at Parrelli Optical on Railroad Ave- just dropped in, had them repaired in like two minutes and then hit up Lynzariums on East Main Street  where I was able to get that awesome plant for the Big Jabroni.  We were really eager to check out those shops in Rockport so we actually drove back in and did 5 loops around from 5 Corners down to Dock Square and around and couldn’t find a parking spot so we gave up and drove to Linens and  Things to get some K Cups and then saw the new Amy Schumer movie Trainwreck  (highly recommended).  Our Rockport mission ended with some highs though in finding Blue Lobster Grill for breakfast and it’s always a nice walk down Bearskin Neck.

We will be back and can’t wait to finally get into these shops as well as some others.

Bill Lee and The Sandy Bay Yacht Club Fleet All Wear Life Jackets To Promote National Safe Boating Council #RockportMA

Bill Lee submits-

Bill Lee @ the sandy bay yacht club cruising fleet  all 42 wear wearing their life jackets to help promote the national safe boating council READY SET WEAR IT you call call me Bill Lee on the boat @ 978-502-5994 if you want more info


#RockportMA Doing It Big With Upcoming Rockport @ Night Event Featuring Over 35 Participants! This Is Huge For Rockport Merchants!

Rockport MA Once Again Opens It’s Doors At Night!

Rockport expands it’s 2014 Main @ Night event throughout all of downtown for this years…

2015 Rockport @ Night event !! over 35 participants !

Every First Friday night, from MAY 1st through OCT. 2nd.

Galleries and shops open their doors from 4:00-8:00+ pm, for a “Rockport @ Night” event. From Main St. to Bearskin Neck. The town’s merchants welcome you with hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beverages while you enjoy the renowned talents of this creative Art Colony. See artist demos, enjoy music and visit the unique shops. Come celebrate as the community illuminates its streets, and enjoy the ambiance that only Rockport can offer. Meet with the artists and shopkeepers and tour their galleries. Artists will be on hand to take questions from visitors.

Come share in the history and hospitality of this seaside community as you stroll the streets of beautiful downtown Rockport.

Rockport At Night poster Press-PR 2015

Shop Rockport Tonight! Rockport Merchants- Tweet @Joey_C Your Promos For Inclusion

Any Rockport Merchants That Tweet Their Shop Rockport Promotions and Add @Joey_C (so I will be sure to see it) I’ll add to this post highlighting your deals for tonights big event.

Here’s Your List Of Discounts Available In #RockportMA For Shop Rockport Event

Rockport retailers should all take 30 seconds and whip out a quick thank you for all the hard work Dawn Noble from La Provence has put into this year’s Shop Rockport Event



Hi Joey C & GMG Readers!
There’s tons of great things happening in Downtown Rockport TONIGHT, Friday, December 5th, during our Annual Shop Rockport Event from 4-9pm!  We have 47 shops, galleries & cafes participating in the fun!
Here’s just a small sample of some of the great promotions that will be offered…..
La Provence – 20% OFF Store-wide, double raffle tickets & FREE Shop Small tote with every purchase.  Wine, cheese
& homemade snacks!
Sea Again – 20% OFF store-wide & double raffle tickets & FREE Shop Small tote with every purchase
Bearskin Neck Leathers – 20% Off Dansko shoes and a free gift!
Christmas Dove – Refreshments & drawing for giveaway of a Margaret Furlong angel ornament!
The Pewter Shop – Every $40 spent, you will receive one of our handcrafted Christmas ornaments for free!! (11.95 value) Lots of cookies will be out to snack on too
Camera Corner – 25% OFF all binoculars; 25% OFF Canon, Sony & Nikon batteries and chargers; 25% OFF all memory cards.
John Tarr Store – 20% off Storewide, free gift wrapping
Good Dog Gallery – 20% OF ALL SALES from SHOP ROCKPORT night to be donated to Cape Ann Animal Aid &.Raffle of 3 special items and treats for dogs and people!
Tusinski Gallery – Wintry Pebble Beach Reception & $20.00 2015 Pebble Beach Calendars by Karen Tusinski!
Bean & Leaf Cafe – Raffle for chance to win $25 B&L gift card and stainless travel mug! Also save on gift cards, $5 free for every $20 spent!
Stone Angel Boutique – 15% off of your total purchase and raffle prizes
Tuck’s Candy & Gifts – Free Christmas Tins with the minimum $15 purchase of Candy, specials on Beanie Boos, Jewelry, and more. You can also fill out a FREE raffle ticket to win a Big Teddy Bear!
Tuck’s Candy Factory – 20% OFF store-wide
Sand Castles – B.O.G.O SALE buy clothing item and get the second 1/2 off!
Village Silversmith – 15% off all merchandise at both, & lots of snack, drinks, and fun
The Art Nook – 10% OFF local art and handmade gifts
AliKat – All Clothing 20%-50% OFF
Toad Hall Bookstore – 20% OFF 
We hope to see you in Downtown Rockport!  Tell em’ Joey C sent you!
Dawn @ La Provence
Joelle @ Sea Again

    Walmart Black Friday Fight Video- Do Yourself A Favor And #SHOPLOCAL #GLOUCESTERMA #ROCKPORTMA

    Straight Up Terrifying At The Mall!


    Seriously- what kind of mental midget (yeah I said midget) goes through this shit to save a couple dollars on a memory card when you can get most of your Christmas shopping done right downtown and be home before noon?

    Bananas I tell you!

    Get Your Butt To Motif # 1 Day Today- You Will Not Be Disappointed!

    For more information about specific events, click HERE to go to the website.

    2012 Motif No. 1 Day Schedule of Events


    All Day Activities
    Kids’ Art Zone art activities for children
    Dock Square Chowder Stand
    Mini-Motif Scavenger Hunt
    Sidewalk Chalk Competition
    Try Your Hand Interactive Art Event

    Scheduled Events

    9 am
    The Motif No. 1 Day 5K to benefit Rockport Elementary Schools Health & Wellness programs!

    10 am
    The Motif: Why it Matters presentation on the Motif by artist and historian Les Bartlett at the Rockport Art Association.

    Community Event: Toad Hall 40th Birthday Celebration! Meet at 10 o’clock in front of Toad Hall for a walk to Millbreak Meadow to enjoy face-painting, books & CUPCAKES!

    10:30 am – 12 noon
    Instrument Petting Zoo at the Old Firehouse Trust. Sponsored by Rockport Music. For more click HERE.

    11 am – 3 pm
    Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest throughout downtown. Registration located at the corner of School & Main Streets.

    11 am
    The Merrimac Valley Rounders in Dock Square. A lively mix of bluegrass & Americana.

    11 & 11:45 am
    The Way We Were a multimedia presentation by the Rockport High School Band in Harvey Park at the First Baptist Church

    12 pm – 1 pm
    Free Community Concert at the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Sponsored by Rockport Music.

    12 pm – 2 pm
    Photography Exhibit Reception at the Rockport Art Association.

    1 pm
    The Rockport Legion Band in Harvey Park.

    Folly Cove Designers Feature in the Old Firehouse Trust.

    • Design Showcase: the Sarah Elizabeth Shop Rockport block printer Julia Garrison is the new owner of the legendary Sarah Elizabeth Shop and will be showcasing her work as well as the work of Isabel Natti and the Folly Cove Designer Sarah Elizabeth, printed on the original Folly Cove Designers’ acorn press.
    • Film: Virginia Lee Burton: A Sense of Place with the film’s producer, Christine Lundberg. A short documentary on the legendary Cape Ann author & designer. The producer, Christine Lundberg will be at the screening.

    2 pm
    Alek Razdan & the A-Train Orchestra on Bearskin Neck.

    Artist Rocky Delforge painting in Dock Square in a collaborative work created on the spot.

    Brad Byrd playing an acoustic set in Dock Square on Bearskin Neck.

    3 pm
    Carrtunes in Dock Square. Dixieland Jazz from the 20s, 30s & 40s.

    3:30 pm
    "In Search of the Motif" reading & book signing by author LM Vincent at the Old Firehouse Trust.

    4 pm
    Sidewalk Chalk Contest Winners announced in Dock Square

    Words Before Dinner Event at the Old Firehouse Trust. Original poems inspired by life on Cape Ann. Twin Lights Soda, a Cape Ann original, will be on hand.

    5 – 5:30 pm: A Community Festival Finale
    Rockport Home Movies with Twin Lights Soda. Film from the collection of Pierce Sears of the Thomas Wilson Beverage Co. Located at the Old Firehouse Trust. Complimentary Twin Lights soda available at the screening.