Friends, please consider donating to my friend Nicole Duckworth’s fundraiser. She is running the NEDS Falmouth Road Race on Sunday, August 18th, to raise money and awareness of the need for organ donations. NEDS is an acronym for New England Donor Services. She had a wonderfully successful bake sale to raise funds and any additional donation would be tremendously appreciated. Thank you so much! Please donate here.
Erica is here thanks to her organ donor. Learn more and register online at Register Here
On our shores today you may find the charming teetering tip-tailed Spotted Sandpiper. They are a medium sized-shorebird, larger than the Semipalmated Sandpiper you see in the photos, but not as large as the Ruddy Turnstones they are currently migrating alongside. Spotted Sandpipers have a characteristic bobbing-teetering movement when foraging, which has earned the bird its many common names including including Tip-tail, Teeter-bob, Teeter-peep,and Perk Bird.
Fun fact: During breeding season the females may be monogamous, or they may also lay up to four different clutches of eggs, with a different male assigned to each nest. Remarkable!
Although considered common, I don’t often see the Tip-tail on our locaL beaches so it was a joy to spot several this past week, in vary stages of fading breeding plumage.
We’re looking forward to trying Cape Ann’s newest restaurant this evening and will let you know how we fare 🙂 The menu looks very enticing.
|$5.95||Chicken and Vegetable Soup|
|Field greens, cherry tomatoes, red onions, cucumber, creamy balsamic vinegar dressing|
|Romaine hearts, caesar dressing and our homemade crostini, parmigiano cheese|
|Fresh mozzarella, vine tomatoes, roasted peppers basil, extra virgin olive oil.|
|Baby spinach, roasted peppers, tomatoes and honey-roasted walnuts with a lemon dressing.|
|$14.95||Antique Table Antipasto|
|Sampling of cured meats with vegetables and cheese|
|Crispy fried Squid rings, and hot cherry peppers served in a spicy marinara sauce hot cherry peppers.|
|Sauteed with choice of garlic, olive oil and wine or marinara.|
|$16.95||Antique Table Clams|
|Sauteed with garlic, olive oil, onions, fresh tomatoes and baby spinach in a white wine sauce.|
|$13.95||Shrimp Grand Marnier|
|Egg battered shrimp, flamed with grand marnier liqueur and orange juice.|
|Home made with mushrooms, in red sauce topped with ricotta cheese.|
|Stuffed with mozzarella, Romano cheese and basil, served in a marinara sauce with crostinis.|
|Prosciutto rolled with provolone cheese, peppers & basil, drizzled with balsamic reduction.|
|Toasted bread, topped with diced tomatoes, basil, olive oil, garlic & pesto sauce.|
|Roasted garlic, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese and basil.|
|$11.95||Antique Table Pizza|
|Red and green peppers, onions, mushrooms, grilled chicken breast and mozzarella cheese.|
|$13.95||Shrimp Scampi Pizza|
|Baby shrimp with garlic, lemon, olive oil and mozzarella cheese|
|Marinara sauce, mushrooms, prosciutto and smoked mozzarella|
|$2.95||Oven Roasted Potatoes|
|$3.95||Sauteed Spinach with Garlic and Oil|
|$3.95||Oven Roasted Seasonal Vegetables|
|$16.95||Chicken, Ziti, & Broccoli|
|Choice of garlic oil and fresh tomatoes or Alfredo sauce|
|Sauteed chicken, bell peppers, onions, garlic and tomatoes in a pink vodka sauce.|
|Our homemade Ravioli served with marinara sauce.|
|Lobster filled ravioli in our delicious lobster cream sauce.|
|Potato gnocchi sauteed with garlic, fresh tomatoes, basil, olive oil & romano cheese.|
|Our delicious hearty meat sauce ,tossed with your choice of pasta|
|Hand Rolled with wild mushrooms & Alfredo or baked with marinara, mozzarella cheese & basil.|
|Breaded, baked with marinara sauce, basil and mozzarella cheese served with pasta.|
|Chicken or Veal cutlet, with roasted peppers and baby spinach in Alfredo sauce. Served with pasta.|
|Pan seared with mushrooms in a marsala wine sauce. Served with pasta.|
|$16.95||Chicken or Veal Saltimbocca|
|Baked in Alfredo sauce, topped with prosciutto, provolone & romano cheese served with pasta.|
|$16.95||Chicken or Veal Francese with Pasta|
|sauteed egg battered chicken breast with artichoke hearts & fresh tomatoes in lemon & white wine sauce.|
|Sweet Italian sausage ragu, sauteed with garlic and broccoli rabe in a light tomato sauce.|
|Prosciutto, onions and romano cheese in an Alfredo sauce.|
|Garlic, olive oil, anchovies, capers, olives and basil in a marinara sauce.|
|$18.95||Antique Table Fettucini|
|Sauteed with shrimp and spinach in an Alfredo sauce.|
|$18.95||Linguini Shrimp Fra Diavolo|
|Pan seared shrimp with garlic and basil in a spicy marinara sauce.|
|With your choice of garlic, olive oil and wine sauce or marinara sauce.|
|Topped with prosciutto and fontina cheese, stuffed with spinach, & roasted peppers over roasted vegetables & potatoes in a tarragon and truffle oil cream sauce|
|Pan seared with capers and lemon in a white wine sauce, served with pasta.|
|$23.95||Di Mare- with choice of Risotto or pasta|
|Clams, mussels, calamari, scallops & shrimp sauteed with garlic. Choice of red sauce or garlic white wine.|
|Pan seared and topped with tomato and caper sauce, served with roasted vegetables|
|$18.95||* Fried Haddock|
|Rolled in pecarino cheese and served with our homemade tartar sauce and roasted potatoes.|
|$18.95||*Antique Table Haddock|
|Panko crusted and pan seared haddock served over risotto in a lemon caper, butter and white wine sauce.|
|French cut and stuffed with bacon, figs and gouda cheese, served in a creamy port wine with mushrooms & roasted potatoes|
|* served with a side salad|
More work on the Magnolia Pier coming along.
The Massachusetts sales tax holiday is back in August. Here’s what to know.
Remember it is the 2019 Waterfront Festival this weekend at Stage Fort Park.
Add one half pound steamed clams with broth and butter, $30.
A La Carte:
39th Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival
Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, Massachusetts
August 17 & 18, 2019 Schedule of Events
Saturday, August 17
7:30am to 11am Rotary Club’s Pancake Breakfast
9am to 6pm Festival Opens: Arts, Crafts, Food Booths & Kids Area
9am to 11am Jazz in the Air – Food Court Stage
11am to 3pm Alter Ego – Food Court Stage
3pm to 6pm Two Weeks from Everywhere – Food Court Stage 1pm to 4pm Performance Art – Roaming the Festival
12pm to 6pm Cape Ann Chamber Lobster Bake and Craft Beer Truck Fund Raiser
Sunday, August 18
9am to 5pm Festival Opens: Arts, Crafts, Food Booths & Kids Area
9am to 12pm Jazz in the Air – Food Court Stage
11am to 4pm North Shore Old Car Club over 100 antique/vintage autos 12pm to 5pm Funbucket Band – Food Court Stage 1pm to 4pm Performance Art – Roaming the Festival
• Numerous Artisans will be demonstrating their and craft.
• Dozens of Specialty Food booths will offer samples including herbal dips, jams, jellies, sauces, mustards, maple, honey, oils, vinegars, fudge and much more. • A wide variety of International Foods will be available including traditional American fare, wraps and panini’s, Ice cream, kabobs and seafood. • Several non-profit Agencies will be participating. • Designated Children’s Area with bounce castle, giant inflatable’s, make your-own-craft and more. • Please be sure to visit our Sponsors who help make this wonderful event possible: Engle&Völkers by the Sea, BMW of Peabody, Atlantic Fish and The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
Everybody loves a deal.
And if there’s ever a prime opportunity to scoop one up in Massachusetts — maybe for that new couch or television you’ve been eyeing — that moment is coming soon.
For one weekend in August, the state’s sales tax holiday returns, giving shoppers a chance to make some big-ticket purchases without fretting over the Commonwealth’s usual 6.25 percent cut of the bill.
Here’s everything to know about the two-day, tax-free affair, including when it is and how you can use it.
This year’s holiday is set for Aug. 17 and 18.
Reminder! Song & Dance Around the Planet with Sagit Zilberman at Sawyer Free Library part of summer 2019 Universe of Stories special programs
Wedneday August 14th at 10AM
Native American flautist, Jonah Littlesunday was nominated in 2017 for three categories at the Native American Music Awards (NAMMYs): Flautist of the Year, Best Male Artist, Record of the Year (for the multi-artist compilation ‘One World Many Voices’). Jonah gained international recognition when he performed ‘Expressions of Love’ at Senator John McCain’s funeral.
Jonah is performing for the first time in New England, offering his riveting, soulful, healing music. Concerts and short performances will be offered North of Boston and on Cape Ann.
Schedule of Concerts:
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The looming twin lights of Thacher Island look a little creepy when passing close by at night.
A very interesting sunset developed last night at Plum Cove. Imagine the sounds of an enthusiastic slow pitch softball game in the background and you have yourself an All American sunset.
Join us every Wednesday and Thursday for our 1606 Live Music Series with local artists from 6-9PM! With full bar bites & dinner menus available, 44 seat bar with lounge, couches, fireplace, and wide screen TV’s, 1606 is a great spot for all to enjoy local live music. There is no cover fee and we also offer complimentary self and valet parking.
Join us for the Great Rowing Adventure- the first collaborative rowing program with Lowell’s Boat Shop and the Essex Shipbuilding Museum! The program starts on Thursday, September 12, with a tour of Lowell’s Boat Shop. Then to Plum Island to board the rowing vessels, a Surf Dory built at Lowell’s and two Sharptown row boats built at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum. From the Joppa Flats, we will wend our way through the marsh and creeks ending the first day at Steep Hill Beach on the Crane Estate; a delicious meal will be provided in the Pine Grove, where we will camp for the night.
Next morning, we will get back into the boats to begin the magical journey through Fox Creek into Essex Bay stopping for lunch along the way. By afternoon we will be closing in on the end of our journey as we make our way up the…
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