Photo of Great Blue Herons, because we share the shore with herons, too 🙂
As I was emptying the butt butlers in Magnolia the harbor looked so pretty. Also thank you all for using the butt butlers instead of throwing them on the ground.
Prepared meals and soup and sandwiches to go. Classic Cooks Cafe and full service catering can be found at 27 Eastern Avenue (back of the Masonic Lodge by Veterans Elementary School and Russel’s florist), Cape Ann Farmers Market, and this new space next to Orange Leaf, 102 Rogers Street. Easy sandwich from two stops- one small container of pulled pork from Classic Cooks paired with Alexandra’s cobbles was scrumptious I’m told.
Pick #1: 7th Annual Bluefin Blowout
I mean, I’m a little biased….but this tournament has something for everyone! Beginning at Friday at 1:00 under the tent at Cape Ann’s Marina Resort you can enjoy Family Fun Day. From there the action just keeps going and going!
Children’s Fishing Derby, shopping, live music, DJ Scottie Mac, rides in a Lyon-Waugh Auto Group Luxury Car, a BBQ Cook-off with local celebrity chefs (including GMG’s very own Joey C.), watermelon eating contest, epic Corn Hole Tournament, tuna coring demonstrations, silent auction, live auction, food, drinks….. All to raise money to #endalz and find a cure for Alzheimer’s
55 Boats with some of the best bluefin tuna captains and crews around will compete to land the biggest fish. Watch the weigh-ins live and be in the center of the action!
Don’t forget that Friday night IT WILL BE TEAM CIARAMITARO VS TEAM ZAPPA IN A BBQ COOK-OFF
Pick #2: Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar
The 60th sidewalk Bazaar will take place on Main Street in downtown Gloucester. With more than 120 vendors, street food, live music and children’s activities it promises to be a great time!
Pick #3: Gloucester Country Fest
Saturday, August 4th
As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, visit our friends at North Shore Kid
GMG Jimmy’s family had a mini-reunion on Long Island recently and we were to bring some dessert. So, of course, I went to Cake Ann and asked for something we could take that would withstand the ride. And, boy, did we get fixed up! These turnovers and treats left Gloucester at the unholy hour of 4:30 AM and made their way to the Cross Island Ferry to the party to be served more than 12 hours later. Not only were they a big hit, but they were also deeeee-licious! Thanks, Cake Ann, for saving the day. I’m not well known for my cooking skills and these made me look like a genius. And we could all use that when visiting the in-laws!
2017 Festival by the Sea
Cape Ann Chamber’s Festival by the Sea Returns on Saturday, August 4
Over one hundred reasons to be in downtown Manchester-by-the-Sea this weekend!
On Saturday, August 4, Manchester’s summertime celebration of local art, music and food, Festival by the Sea, returns to downtown. The popular annual event will feature more than 120 vendors ranging from artists and artisans to jewelers and crafters and food vendors. It will stretch from Town Hall Common throughout downtown and into Reed’s and Masconomo Parks. Chamber events planner Kerry McKenna sums it up by saying, “Festival by the Sea embodies the beauty, comfort and satisfaction of living by the sea! Organizing it brings a strong sense of community, and participating in it — either as a vendor or a festival-goer — will delight everyone with the beauty and the abundance of local art, crafts and food. It is a wonderful…
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It’s summer time and our gardens are overflowing with everything from tomatoes to herbs to zucchini! Come join us for a cooking workshop to learn how you can put all those summer fruits to good use and learn some new recipes.
This year our workshop will be led by one of our community gardeners who will focus on recipes from her home country Syria. Learn how to make well-know classics like hummus as well as a few lesser known Syrian recipes.
Email, call, or click here to reserve your spot today! More information below.