Category Archives: Good Morning Gloucester

Nichole’s Picks 7/21 + 7/22

Pick #1:  Blueberry Festival at Cider Hill Farm


45 Fern Ave, Amesbury

July 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


Pick #2: Annual Sand Sculpting Festival at Revere Beach

July 20-22nd



The 2018 International Sand Sculpting Festival will take place from July 20th -22nd. Come on down to America’s first public beach and enjoy the magnificent sand sculpting competition, delicious Food Trucks and Vendors, and amusements and fun for the whole family! Plus, don’t miss the spectacular fireworks display on Saturday night. This is an event that you won’t want to miss!

Pick #3: Abbadia Mare Rennaissance Fair at Hammond Castle 


July 21& 22, 201811am-5pm

ADULTS – $15.005-11years – $10.004 and under FREE

Come and Enjoy!Live Music, Magic, Comedy!Knights, Storytelling, Merchants!

Parking is at Stage Fort Park with free busing to and from the castle.



As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid. 



Healthy Wealthy and Wise…. and Dapper too!

Some ads from the Gloucester Daily Times back in the day gives a little perspective on how our predecessors might have spent their summer. Exercise and snazzy clothing.

Healthy Wealthy and Wise GDT July 30 1920

No such thing as “Tired Business Woman”.  GDT July 30 1920

Talbut ad GDT July 16 1920

Talbot’s ad for the gentlemen in town. GDT July 16 1920  Be still, my heart

Your weekly local farmers market!

Cape Ann Community

CAFM logoEverything you need for a delicious summer dinner is right at the Cape Ann Farmers Market!

Thursdays 3:00-6:30 at Stage Fort Park!

Local fish, bread, cheese, veggies, and fruit, plus live music, ready-to-eat snacks, and beautiful crafts! 

**This market accepts SNAP/EBT, WIC, & Senior Farmers Market Coupons!**

cafm drone

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Art Exhibit featuring 6 Northshore-Based Artists

Cape Ann Community

OEB Judy BrownJuly 29 Art Haven is hosting “ON EXPOSED BRICK” showcase of works from 6 Northshore based artists who work across many mediums including mixed-media collages, acrylic and oil paintings, ceramics, sculptures, and photographs.

Location: 76 Roger’s Street, Gloucester.

For more information contact

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Spaces still available for SummerSTEM program!

Cape Ann Community

We were very happy to get feedback from our first group of students, on the last day of their week at Summer STEM: Fish Fraud Forensics:

“My favorite part of the course was when we extracted the DNA.  I felt like a real scientist!”

“I would recommend this course to my friends because it gives a good introduction to what it’s like to work in lab.”

“I would recommend this course because it was interesting, engaging and really educational.  We were all able to learn so much in just five days.”

Space is still available for our remaining two sessions starting on July 23rd and August 6th.

 Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!

Visit our website at to learn more and download the registration forms. 


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Local businessman, David Cutter of Essex, MA, becomes Cazeault Solar and Home’s 250th Solar client on Cape Ann!

David celebrates being the 250th client with his Best in Class Solar system consisting of 16 320W LG all black panels with an Enphase system.

David Cutter states “ I chose Cazeault Solar and Home because of their expertise in solar design and yes they are local. I can not promote Cazeault Solar enough. The work they did hiding electric runs was meticulous. Do yourself a favor and call them”.

Thanks greatly


Call Tim at 774-228-3411 mobile and get a free estimate and start making money.


David Cutter celebration

That sign is making the rounds, Kate and I were number 125-



July 9th 2018 – From the Trustees “The Piping Plovers at Crane Beach are doing great this year! 42 pairs have nested making this the third highest amount of nesting Piping Plover pairs since 1986. So far 42 chicks have spread their wings and flown. Many more chicks are still on the beach and we are waiting on more nests to hatch. Please remember to keep your distance and give these protected birds their space.”

I love how the pale seashell coral pink in the clam shells mirrors the orange hues of the PiPl’s beak and legs. I don’t know why this photo strikes me as funny, but it just does. Tiny birds with huge personalities!


GMG Reader Leigh writes,
I just took this pict today (Tuesday July 17) and then saw your post tonight about sharing monarch picts. Spotted this one in my backyard in Rockport— on a zinnia, but near the swamp milkweed.
I enjoy your blog!
 Pamela shares a recent sighting of a Baltimore Checkerspot at Appleton Farm.

Sharon M saw one at Wingaersheek, Catherine M at Niles Pond, M.J. in her Gloucester garden and one in Lanesville, Aurelia Nelson is seeing tons at her milkweed patch in Beverly, Beverly M saw one at Riverdale, Whitney C in East Gloucester, Peggy A at Old Garden Beach Rockport, Lisa W at Magnolia Avenue, Ellen A Beverly, Betty L Pasture Road Rockport, Nancy L at her milkweed field in Salem, and Patti Papows adds that hers are coming daily to her milkweed patch not by the ones and twos, but by the threes and fours! 

Today at my presentation in Beverly Farms, the North Shore Garden Club ladies report seeing tons in their gardens, and today I saw them in my garden, and while checking on the Piping Plovers, they were in the dunes at Good Harbor and on the beach at Revere. If this warm weather continues, 2108 could prove to be a promising year for the Monarchs. Please keep your Monarch (and other butterflies, too) sightings coming. Thank you! And feel free to email us photos of sightings:

Acoustic Dinner featuring Andrew James | Thursday 7/19 | Feather & Wedge


Join Feather& Wedge for dinner and a special evening of acoustic music this Thursday from one of the area’s most talented singer/songwriters, Andrew James. Come hear wonderful covers of music by James Taylor, Tracy Chapman, John Mayer, Jack Johnson and a few originals.

Thursday, July 19, 2018
8:00 – 10:30 PM

Reservations highly suggested! 978.999.5917

Andrew James

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Calling All Students!

Cape Ann Wellness

Did you know that Crossfit Cape Ann offers a discount for all current students? If you are home for the summer or a local student, come check us out!


The primary goal at CFCA is to help our members increase their capability, durability (both mental and physical) and most importantly longevity through consistent quality movement in a fun and supportive environment. We have evolved over the years into what we’d consider more of a “lifestyle” crossfit gym. We focus on exercises that we feel have the best carryover to the demands of our member’s lives outside of the gym and less on competition or Crossfit as “sport”.

For more about joining – check out our webpage! 

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Watercolor Sketch Class

Cape Ann Community

This Saturday morning 9-12 join us at Art Haven with instructor Traci Thayne Corbett for this great water color sketch class. Learn watercolor technique, and a fun, new way to fit more art into your day. $75, materials included!

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@maritimegloucester : Our female winter skate laid an egg yesterday!

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