A few of my favorite things (who’s humming right now?):
Best Italian ice. Yesterday’s treat to beat the heat. Virgilios FB https://m.facebook.com/Virgilios-Bakery-333299483409677/
Saturday at Virgilios and the shop is packed! Virgilios beautiful cookie selection for your Easter table ~ Nanci Lee Virgilio Photo The Easter Egg Basket Cookies are going fast! View this post on Instagram Virgilios beautiful array of cookies for your Easter table! A post shared by Kim Smith (@kimsmithdesigns) on Mar 26, 2016 at … Continue reading SATURDAY EASTER SHOPPING AT VIRGILIOS!
If you haven’t had one I’d say it’s one of those things that even if you moved here ten years ago I still wouldn’t consider you a local.
This is one of the best sandwiches in town. Virgilios, in the heart of Gloucester’s Beautiful West End. click for the interactive map-
GloucesterCast 366 with Dylan from Pigeon Cove Ferments, Chris, Brendan and Connor McCarthy, Jimmy Dalpiaz, Ralph Digiorgio, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 11/17/19 When you subscribe you need to verify your email address so they know we’re not sending you spam and that you want to receive the podcast or GMG in your email. … Continue reading GloucesterCast 366 with Dylan from Pigeon Cove Ferments, Chris, Brendan and Connor McCarthy, Jimmy Dalpiaz, Ralph Digiorgio, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 11/17/19
I took a new route back home recently and found Meadowbrook Farms along Rt. 22 just outside Essex ( technically 247 Essex St South Hamilton) and was completely charmed by the employees and goods offered. I am not sure why I was surprised to see Virgilios items available, but there they were along with many … Continue reading Meadowbrook Farms is Charming
The Virgilios began making St. Joseph rolls in the early 1950s, for the Feast of Saint Joseph, and today, they make them year round. Back then, there were so many families that celebrated Saint Joseph traditions that even as young kids, Joe and all his cousins had to hurry to the bakery after school to … Continue reading JOE VIRGILIO MAKING SAINT JOSEPH ROLLS
This coming Sunday, March 10th at 11:00 marks the 5th Annual Welcome Home Luncheon for Cape Ann veterans, AmVet, American Legion, and Elks members, or previous returnees! Thanks to the time of some amazing volunteers and the generosity of many local organizations and restaurants, the stage is set to welcome home Cape Ann’s very worthy … Continue reading 5th Annual Welcome Home Luncheon
A lifetime of storm warnings in rural New York has conditioned me to certain rituals of storm prep. These habits are hard to break so off I went to collect up comfort food and drink to prepare for this weekend’s snow. Critical stops include Stop and Shop, Bischo and Virgilios. Bring it on! I’m ready … Continue reading Hunkering Down
On Route 133 in Ipswich and open year round! We were drawn in by the sign promising homemade pie and we were not disappointed. Nicely set up, local businesses represented (Virgilios for one!) And the pie pleased the taste buds. I recommend stopping by.
Gloucester Elks 101 Atlantic Road Gloucester, MA 01930 Sunday, March 10, 2019 @ 11:00 am Join us for a FREE Veterans Luncheon. If you are a local Cape Ann veteran, a member of the AmVets, VFW, American Legion, Elks, or a previous returnee… we would love to have you join us. Tons of great food … Continue reading 5th Annual Welcome Home Veterans Luncheon March 10, 2019
GloucesterCast 318 With Jim and Pat Dalpiaz, Chris McCarthy, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 1/23/19 When you subscribe you need to verify your email address so they know we’re not sending you spam and that you want to receive the podcast or GMG in your email. So once you subscribe check your email for … Continue reading GloucesterCast 318 With Jim and Pat Dalpiaz, Chris McCarthy, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 1/23/19
These beautiful baskets are donated by the Schooner Festival Committee and include not only fresh fruit, but freshly baked bread from Virgilios and handmade chocolates from Turtle Alley. The Ramsey’s deliver each basket, via boat, to every participating schooner on Friday afternoon. It’s no wonder schooners from around the globe love to come to Gloucester. … Continue reading WELCOME SCHOONERS!
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REPOSTING FROM 2015 AS THE POST IS GETTING LOTS OF INTEREST THIS WEEK 🙂 Joe Virgilio Makes Saint Joseph Rolls is a wonderful addition to Gloucester’s Feast of Saint Joseph Community Film Project. So many thanks to Joe for taking time from his busy work day to allow filming! Highlights include Joe sharing stories about the early … Continue reading New Film: Joe Virgilio Makes Saint Joseph Rolls –By Kim Smith
“Force” yourself to have some fun. Be easy to fold into an evening filled with festive shopping, drinks and tastings, or shake off some of your family, maybe plan for a rematch on Men’s night… Besides treats at all the shops, participating nosh eateries include: Caffee Sicilia, Cafe Brew & Spirits, Cape Ann Brewing, Gloucester … Continue reading STAR WARS trivia night @HappyBelly on Annual Ladies Night. Discuss!
YMCA teens help host & work the fundraiser photos: teens help the annual fundraiser run smoothly (click on photos to enlarge and see captions) Who Brought the Magic for a great cause? I don’t think that there are many individual YMCA or towns that could pull this fundraiser off so well. They don’t have … Continue reading YMCA 9th Annual Taste of Cape Ann at Cruiseport draws huge crowd