Very excited for Nubar and very much looking forward to attending the opening!

The screening will take place at the SALEM FILM FESTIVAL on Sunday, March 31st at 10:00am at the National Parks Service in Salem. The event is free and open to the public. There will be five short films followed by a Q&A. Total time for this event will be 67 minutes. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO GLOUCESTER STAGE COMPANY! Boston Critics’ Recognize GSC 2018 Season With SIX IRNE Award Nominations

Boston Critics‏ Recognize Gloucester Stage Company’s 2018 Season

Non-Profit Theater Receives Six IRNE Award Nominations

Gloucester’s Lindsay Crouse and Ken Riaf Garner Nominations

The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) recently announced the nominees for the 23rd Annual IRNE Awards. Gloucester Stage Company received a total of eight nominations for the 2018 season. The IRNE Awards honor the best of the previous year’s actors, directors, designers and companies across the full spectrum of large, midsize and fringe theater companies in the New England area.

The nominations for Gloucester Stage’s 2018 season include Best New Play: My Station in Life  by Gloucester’s Ken Riaf; Best Lighting Design: Marcella Barbeau for Sam Shepard’s True West; and four nominations for Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa:Best Play-Midsize; Best Director-Play-Midsize: Benny Sato Ambush; Best Actress-PlayMidsize: Gloucester’s Lindsay Crouse, andBest Supporting Actress-Play-Midsize: Samantha Richert.

According to GSC Artistic Director Robert Walsh, “We’re very excited for all our nominees and appreciative of the IRNE committee for this recognition! Looking forward to celebrating these nominations on April 8 along with the entire Boston theater community.”

The winners will be announced at the 23rd Annual IRNE Awards to be held on Monday, April 8th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ballroom of The Inn at Brookline, just outside Kenmore Square. Tickets, as always, will be free, courtesy of the Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE).

Gloucester Stage Company’s 40th Anniversary Season opens on June 7 with Neil Simon‘s romantic comedy Barefoot in the Park.For information about Gloucester Stage, or to purchase single tickets or subscription packages, call the Box Office at 978-281-4433 or visit

Photo 1: True West by Sam Shepard featuring (L to R) Alexander Platt and Nael Nacer with IRNE nominated Lighting Designer
Photo 2 and 3: The world premiere of My Station in Life by Gloucester’s Ken Riaf:  Featuring Ken Baltin as Simon Geller and Gloucester’s Meagan Gallo: IRNE nomination for Best new Play
Photo 4 : Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa featuring Gloucester Resident and Academy Award nominee Lindsay Crouse: IRNE Nomination for Best Actress
Photo 5: Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa featuring(L to R) Samantha Richert(IRNE nominee for Best Supporting Actress) and Bryn Austin
Photo 6: Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa at GSC : IRNE Nomination for Best Play 
All photos above by Gary Ng for Gloucester Stage Company
Photo 7: Benny Sato Ambush Director of Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa at GSC: IRNE Nomination for Best Director Courtesy Photo

Tonight! 3/21/19 – Thursday 8:30 – Rhumbline~ DaveSag’s Blues Party w/Greg Izor (from Austin), Dan Whalen & Andrew Jones


Greg Izor
A mash-up of Louisiana grit, Austin soul, and low-down Chicago heat, blues harmonica powerhouse Greg
Izor is on a roll. Aer a successful run in Louisiana and appearances at New Orleans Jazz fest /Jazz Fest
harmonica shows, Izor packed up his harps and set his sights on Ausn. In Ausn, Izor connected with
the blues icons that have called Austin home – Pinetop Perkins, Gary Primich, Derek O’Brien, Denny
Freeman, and Marcia Ball – and newer players like the Fabulous Thunderbirds’ Mike Keller, Johnny
Moeller, and Nick Curran. He has been described by Living Blues Magazine as “That all-too-rare total
package- a creative vocalist, harp player, songwriter, and showman.” Izor also landed the gig fronting
the legendary Texas band Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets


Lily Pond, snowy day West Gloucester

Little River Volunteer Fish Counters Needed!

The Lily Pond and the Little River host a small, but resilient population of river herring. These fish, alewives and blueback herring, migrate from the ocean to the Lily Pond, spawn and then return to the sea. The young fish head downstream in late summer. This is one of the few “runs” remaining on the North Shore, and also one of the oldest in the commonwealth. We would like to know more about when and how many fish travel upstream every year. You can help us by volunteering to count fish as they migrate upstream to the Lily Pond from the Little River.

River herring provide important forage for cod fish, bluefish, tuna and striped bass….all important commercial, recreational and sport fish for the City of Gloucester. Each spring the City of Gloucester hosts a river herring count at the top of the fish ladder by the West Gloucester Water Filtration Plant. Volunteers monitor the once a year spawning run from the Atlantic Ocean This is a wonderful activity for families, scouts, home schoolers, youth and adult groups….. suitable for all ages!

Volunteering is simple and requires as little as ten minutes of your time.

The count runs from April 1st to May 30th .

There will be an informational training session held on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 6 PM in the first floor conference room at 19 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, and a field training session on Saturday March 30 at 10 AM at the West Gloucester Water Filtration Plant at 372 Magnolia Ave, Gloucester.

If you would like to count fish in Gloucester, contact:

Peter Seminara, Gloucester Shellfish Constable and Alewife Warden at the Shellfish Department at (978) 325-5248, by cell phone or text at (978) 949-1223, or by email at

Tonight at The Rhumb Line ~ Wednesday, March 20 – 7pm Your Guest Host: BRADLEY ROYDS! Bradley’s Musical Guest: QUENTIN CALLEWAERT!

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, March 20 – 7pm
Your Guest Host: BRADLEY ROYDS!

photo by Sheila Roberts Orlando

Bradley’s Musical Guest: QUENTIN CALLEWAERT!

photo by Sheila Roberts Orlando

Super hero Bradley Royds (pictured here in the face of powerful
hurricane-force winds) saves the day once again as I travel to
points Caribbean for cruise ship shows with my classic rock
friends. He holds court this week with the young phenom that
everyone adores, Quentin Callewaert. That’s a line-up you
surely do not want to miss. ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……features Morgan Forsythe! Dishes are better than ever before!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Next Week…
3/27 – John Rockwell Hosts

Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Machaca Gloucester’s one thousand dollar SINGER SONGWRITER CHALLENGE TONIGHT! 8pm 3.20.2019

Chris Langathianos live music promoter of Single Tree Music

I’m excited for tonight’s edition of Machaca’s $1,000 Singer Songwriter Challenge. We have a rare night where 5 out of our 7 performers will be women singer-songwriters. Come on down at 8pm for what should be an awesome night of live, local music with the night’s finalist moving on for a chance to perform for a piece of the $1,500 prize purse in 2 weeks!


Machaca Gloucester
14 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA


You are cordially invited to join us at our Gloucester workshop to celebrate the creation of a new pipe organ. See and hear Opus 153, tour the shop, and learn about the art and craft of organ building. We look forward to seeing you then–

Saturday, April 6
2 pm – 6 pm

C.B. Fisk, Inc.
21 Kondelin Road
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
978 283-1909 •

OPUS 153


3 manuals • 39 stops • 34 independent voices
(1:16 scale model shown)


With love and gratitude to Nina and Frank Groppo who each year open their hearts and home to the community, sharing in the true spirit of Saint Joseph ❤

This special, extra day of pasta-making, especially for kids, as well as grownups who could not attend last Tuesday, would not be possible without the love and help of Groppo family friends, grandparents, moms, dads, aunts, and uncles who take the time and care to show the “next generation” time held traditions and celebrations. Viva San Giuseppe!

Machaca’s $1,000 Singer-Songwriter Challenge week #5 happening this evening 8pm 3.13.2019

Tonight, we bring you week #5 of our $1,500 Singer-Songwriter Challenge starting at 8pm. We have an incredible lineup tonight, so arrive early to get a seat and catch a great night of live, regional talent and see who will move on to the April 3rd Finals and a chance to play for part of the $1,500 prize purse!

14 Rogers Street
Gloucester, MA
(978) 865-3669


Wednesdays with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line ~ His Very Special Musical Guests:BOB DAVIS’ JOHNNY CARWASH! Tonight 7pm 3.13.2019

Wednesday, March 13 – 7pm
My Very Special Musical Guests:


Seriously folks, this will be an extraordinary and unforgettable
night at the Rhumb Line that no one should dare missing. For
starters, it features a rare 20th Anniversary appearance of Bob
Davis’ incredible trio, “Johnny Carwash”. But, that’s just the
beginning! March 13 marks Brother JB’s 71st birthday!
Sitting in with the band on this night, JB has been close friends
with Bob since the Beatles were babies. In fact, it was Davis
himself who introduced JB to the very guitar that started the entire Amero journey so many, many years ago. Thus, we
celebrate. 20 years of Johnny Carwash, 50 years since JBand Bob have performed publicly together – and… 71 years of
JB! Are you friggin’ CRAZY? Be there early if you want a seat!
No shit! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……features Morgan Forsythe! Dishes are better than ever before!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
3/20 – Quentin Callewaert (Bradley Hosts)

3/27 – John Rockwell Hosts

Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂



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 help their grandfather fill the St. Joseph roll orders. Now the bread is made with state of the art equipment but in his grandfather’s day it was all made by hand. Joe smiled thinking about how his grandfather would love today’s mixing and baking machines. I went home with a camera-full of stories and bag full of Joe’s bread, both generous, and much-appreciated gifts.

Virgilio’s Saint Joseph rolls are super yummy plain, with a touch of butter, or olive oil, and are even more super delicious made into one of their world-famous sandwiches!

Chris Stovall Brown tonight @ Dave Sag’s Blues Party ~ The Rhumb Line 8:30pm 3.7.2019


Thursday nite: Chris “Stovall” Brown parachutes into the RhumbLine with his wild toolbox of groovey toons, guitar lix and trix to regale you with his wide palate of soul and Blooze. Along with Mike Clarke on drummps,  our li’l trio makes a lot o’sound. See for yourself!


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


Toni Ann Enes tonight with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line 7pm 3.6.2019

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, March 6 – 7pm
My Musical Guest: TONIANN!

March of 2019 marks my 28th year of weekly shows at the
Rhumb Line. Can you even imagine? Now, that’s a house
gig! Very fitting I should have one of my all-time favorite
music guests on this special night. The wonderful, soulful,
sweet and loving ToniAnn Enes. Let’s all show up and give
the girl the love she deserves. She is, after all, Gloucester’s
very own child… and treasure! It’s a 7pm start, of course. ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……features Morgan Forsythe! Dishes are better than ever before!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
3/13 – Johnny Carwash Reunion






3/20 – Quentin Callewaert (Bradley Hosts)





3/27 – John Rockwell Hosts

Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Dave Sag’s Blues Party celebrates tonight …Yes, it’s Mardi Gras Time @ The Rhumb Line 2.28.2019



Thursday at the Rheummie, Let’s celebrate Phat Tuesday. Yes, it’s Mardi Gras Time and in honor of St.Hadacol, we’re gonna whoop it up before the dreaded Lenten heave-ho. So, look out for something a lil different. I’ve got John Cameron, fleet-fingered piano perfessor to tinkle the ivories, Steevee Sadler to mortar the cracks, and Andrew “Pops” Jones lubricatin’ that second line beat. Plus a whole slew of musical cronies who promise to show up and electrify the situation.Gonna be singin’ a whole lot of nude stuff. be prepared! 830 to 1130

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

MAR 4TH Fireside Chat Speaker Series @ Beauport Hotel Gloucester w/Captain Paul “Sasquatch” Cohan

Grab a drink, pull up a chair and listen to the tales of Captain Paul “Sasquatch” Cohan who made his living off the fierce ocean that is the fishing grounds of the North Atlantic.

Sasquatch has achieved an iconic stature in Gloucester through his 35 years captaining his own commercial fishing boats, his tireless fishing industry activism, and especially, his music. An acclaimed story-teller and songsmith, Sasquatch speaks from, and of the heart, and his boundless love of Gloucester. He is the quintessential “Gloucesterman” and it is verified by a style which he glibly refers to as “Gloustacana”, which embodies the heart and soul of The American Fisherman’s Home Port. His wit, his wisdom, and his “Sea Cred” are melodically woven into each of his spell-binding appearances. You will laugh and you will cry, and you’ll always remember your encounter with “Sasquatch”!

Space is limited, so please reserve your spot today for this FREE event by emailing our Concierge at Be sure to mention your name and how many people will be attending. Light refreshments will be served. We hope you will join us for an engaging and lively discussion!

55 Commercial St
Gloucester, Massachusetts
Call (978) 282-0008