Seasons On Main St Kentucky Derby Contest

Shop at Seasons on main


Friday May 1st 5 – 8 PM


Saturday – Derby Day – May 2 10-5


10% of Sales of Hats & New Clothing will be donated to CANTER of New England


Refreshments & Fun


Pick the Derby winners and enter to win a Seasons on main gift certificate

Celebrate Shakespeare’s 445th Birthday


cape ann Shakespeare troupe


“A Shakespeare Celebration”

Directed by Ray Jenness

Scenes, Sonnets, Songs, Cake and Punch for the Bard’s 445th Birthday

With Special Guest Singing Group ‘Leven

April 25th at 8PM and April 26th at 6PM

Rockport Community House

58 Broadway

Donation: $15, General; $10, Student/Senior

At the door or reserve at

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Rockport Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded and managed by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Gloucester Baseball

img_9156Gloucester Baseball is back in full swing. Get out and show your support. 


Baseball Varsity & JV

C: Joe Orlando, 4:00 PM

O’Maley Middle School

Sat. 3/28 @ Rockport (Scrimmage) 11:00

Tues. 3/31 Rockport (Scrimmage) 3:30

Wed. 4/1 @ Malden Catholic (Scrimmage)

Thurs. 4/2 Ipswich (Scrimmage) 3:30

Sat. 4/4 Hamilton/Wenham (Scrimmage) 11:00

Mon. 4/6 @ Winthrop (WHS)

Wed. 4/8 @ St. John’s Prep (SJP)

Wed. 4/15 @ Saugus (Belmonte Middle)

Fri. 4/17 Marblehead

Mon. 4/20 Salem 10:00

Wed. 4/22 @ Swampscott 11:00 (SHS)

Fri. 4/24 Danvers 10:00

Mon. 4/27 @ Peabody 3:45 (PHS)

Wed. 4/29 Beverly 7:00 PM

Fri. 5/1 @ Salem (Palmer Cove)

Mon. 5/4 Lynn Classical 7:00 PM

Wed. 5/6 @ Lynn English (Frasier Field)

Fri. 5/8 Revere 7:00 PM

Mon. 5/11 Winthrop 4:30

Wed. 5/13 Saugus 7:00 PM

Fri. 5/15 @ Marblehead (MHS)

Mon. 5/18 Swampscott 7:00 PM

Wed. 5/20 @ Danvers 6:30 PM (DHS)

Fri. 5/22 @ Hamilton/Wenham 3:45 (JV, no fresh)(Patton Park)

Sun. 5/24 Woodman Tournament TBA

Naples Pier 33 Years Later

The first time I stepped foot on this pier I was 9 years old.  My parents sent my sister Felicia (age 8 at the time)  and me on the plane to visit our grandfather Captain Joe and grandmother Felicia.  I remember back then my grandfather would get me up at 5AM to walk down to the pier to go fishing.  It was 33 years ago and I can remember the sounds smells and scene just like it was today.  My memory isn’t all that good but I can remember walking down to the pier from my grandparents apartment just like it was yesterday.

My grandmother Felicia would sit and knit under a palm tree at the foot of the pier on the beach with her girlfriends while Captain Joe would fish for snook, jack and spanish mackerel.

Now every time we go to Naples we walk the pier with my little girls-  Captain Joe and Felicia’s great grandchildren and I remember all over again and we always take that walk right down to the end.

Naples Pier 33 Years Later, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Red Baron Lobster Boat Model At GMHC Gift Shop

Normally I wouldn’t post a picture of a Lobster Boat Model but in this case, this particular lobster boat model looked almost like an exact replica of the Stanley Thomas, Mark Ring’s Lobster Boat.  They sell these models at The GMHC gift shop.

Here’s The Stanley Thomas

Stanley Thomas Tied Up To The Dock
Stanley Thomas Tied Up To The Dock

United States Coast Guard Grand Isle 4:55AM 4/20/09

This is a pretty picture (to me anyway) blown up.  To see it full size, click the pic and select “all sizes”

Grateful Dead Concert Last Night

grateful-deadWell, it’s 8 a.m. and I should be still asleep. Too bad my internal clock doesn’t know that I got in 6 hours ago! What a night! My first Dead concert! The DCU Center in Worcester was like a time machine set to the 70’s.  We were a stone’s throw from the stage. People of all ages- baby boomers, little kids and everything in between.  A sea of tie dyed shirts.  Huge balloons bounced over the heads of the crowd. A constantly changing halo of lights above us. And the MUSIC! I’ve always loved Grateful Dead stuff, but I never had the opportunity to see them live. What an experience. No one sat for more than a minute during the 3 1/2 concert (45 minute break) dancing to familiar songs . The drum solos, the guitars, the whole night was magic! A big Thank You to my friend, Skip, for the invite!         —Sharon

Entrance To Saunders Mansion Section Of Sawyer Free Library

If you compare this recent picture of the entranceway of The Saunders Mansion section of The Sawyer Free Library with the old photo from The Sawyer Free Library website, you will see that originally there was a tower which stood atop this entranceway. In the picture below the tower is in the left of the picture on the Middle Street side, not the Dale Avenue side.  The tower has since been taken down.

Katherine Richmond Painting The Handline Dory For The Raffle

The Handline Dory That The International Dory Racing will be raffling off is being painted here by Katherine Richmond. Of course the dory is being painted Dory Buff, the traditional dory color.  If you don’t have your raffle tickets yet click this text to find out where how to win Tickets are only $5