This Is The Time Of The Year Locals Get To Enjoy The Fantastic Causeway Restaurant 

I feel like if you’ve been here for more than ten minutes you already know how incredible the portions and service at The Causeway Restaurant On Essex Ave in Gloucester. 

But in case you needed a reminder- thus is the time of the year you can actually get in and be seated right away. 

Captain Pete Mondello and I enjoyed lunch here today. 

Baked Haddock – 

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MAGICAL AND EVOCATIVE GLOUCESTER WINTER WONDERLAND

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Saint Anthony’s by-the-sea Snowy Morning

st-anthonys-by-the-sea-chapel-gloucester-snowy-day-copyright-kim-smithSaint Anthony’s Chapel, early this morning when it was still snowing. I am hoping to post a second batch of photos from later today, of the hauntingly beautiful scenes of snow- and ice-shrouded Gloucester however the branches and phone lines are laden and our lights keep flickering on and off. I hope we don’t lose power tonight but won’t be surprised if we do.

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Ricky King Russell, Edd Scheer, Mario Perrett and Dear Ol’ Dave Sag @ The Rhumb Line’s “Dave Sag’s Blues Party” 8:30pm 2.16.2017

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40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/

We may be fed up with it…but it’s still so pretty!

I know everyone has had enough of the shoveling and wintry weather…I myself am tired of wearing ugly big boots and ski pants to work everyday, but you have to admit that today’s snow is so beautiful!

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Stage Fort Park – My favorite tree
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Welcome center looking very welcoming even covered in snow.
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Trees hovering over Half Moon Beach

 

Legion then Legion now including photograph printed by Fred Bodin and shared by Sarah Dunlap from the Gloucester Archives

Captain Lester S. Wass American Legion Post 3 8 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA

Gloucester’s Historical Commission and the Legion are working together to plan for the building’s restoration. Sarah Dunlap, City Archivist, shared a historic image that predates the vintage postcard.

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Pressed Flower Art Workshop & FREE Seed Swap!

Cape Ann Community

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FRESH presents a pressed flower art workshop and free seed swap! Join us for a brief presentation and a fun, hands-on lesson in pressed flower art led by artist Jacki Harrington! Also bring along your vegetable and flower seeds to swap and share with fellow gardeners. You can come for one or both events. Backyard Growers staff will happily share garden tips and answer your growing questions!

Space is limited, so reserve your spot in advance! Purchase tickets here. $25 per person. Seed swap FREE!

FRESH is a six-week exhibition, with accompanying workshops and presentations, hosted by the Rocky Neck Art Colony and Backyard Growers.

This is an exciting collaboration by two inspiring non-profits—Backyard Growers, which encourages an active relationship with food and the earth, and Rocky Neck Art Colony, which encourages and promotes excellence in the arts.

In this exhibition, artists from all over New England will present works that reflect…

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Nichole’s Picks 2/18 + 2/19

Pick #1:  Merrimack River Eagle Festival

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Presented by Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

“Come to Newburyport and Amesbury on February 18, 2017, for a full day of fun indoor and outdoor activities celebrating the return of our Bald Eagles! Learn more about these magnificent birds and the habitat they share with us.”

Go on an eagle tour, see a raptor show, pose for photos, and much, much more.

 

Visit Eagle Hot Spots
9:00 am–4:00 pm

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT THE DAY’S ACTIVITIES AND FIND ALL OF THE EAGLE HOT SPOTS

 

Pick #2:  Visit the Sawyer Free Library for Dads & Donuts

Saturday, February 18 at 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy donuts with dad while also enjoying visiting author Jape Payette, author of the Jape the Grape Ape children’s series.

Ages preschool and up. 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL MONTH’S CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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Pick #3:  The New England Boat Show

The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

CLICK HERE TO READ ALL ABOUT IT

Friday 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM,  Saturday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM,  Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Adults $15, Children $15 and under are FREE

 

For a more comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid