Johnny Bluehorn @ The Rhumb Line Thursday Feb. 20th, 8:30pm Dave Sag Blues Party!

poster by Louise Welch

Thursday night! Welcome back Mr. Johnny “Bluehorn” Morricone. The fastest gun in the west; Ma.,that is. All the way from Woosta! It’s always a blast having him raise the stakes. He brings such a great sense of joy to the stage. Beltin’ out melodies on his blue trumpet and crooning a la’ Bingh Crosbee when necessary. Plus Blobby Gus, a truly authentic Jimmy Johnson acolyte will be scratchin’ that gootar. And Ed Scheer will be doin’ drum dooties and begging the question and the tip jar. Don’t miss this ~ DS

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

An Owl Encounter at Parker River

I went to Hunt’s Photo in Melrose recently and kind of impulsively bought a new camera (thank  you GMG Jimmy for the encouragement).  For its first outing, I drove to Parker River Wildlife Refuge and Plum Island once again looking for eagles. It was dreary and wet and hardly anyone was around but I found a snowy owl in the distance posing as if it were waiting for me and my new camera to experiment. Then along came a seagull to harass and I could hear their warning sounds to each other. I was lucky enough to capture some of the encounter and thought you all might like to see it too. Next, I plan to learn how use the video features on the camera!

What in the world was this NFL player thinking?

The Homie Cast

On a dumb scale from 1-10 this is a bajillion.  What an idiot.

Thousands upon thousands of people training every day to make it to the NFL.

He gets to the big stage and does something this stupid??????

It’s staggering the amount of stupidity.  Staggering.


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CBD Success Stories To Date

Cape Ann Wellness

Since we’ve opened (almost a year now!) we have had a plethora of success stories from very satisfied customers. These stories include success with/relief from the following:


Please come in for complimentary consultations, as well as free samples of pain cream! You have nothing to lose!

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Take a Trip to Italy’s Amalfi Coast!

Cape Ann Community

Please join us for a FREE information session about this upcoming trip.

The Chamber has partnered with Shell’s Dream Travel to offer a trip to Italy’s Amalfi Coast. The information session will be presented by Shells Dream Travel and Chamber Explorations at the Cape Ann Chamber Office at 33 Commercial Street in Gloucester  on Thursday, March 19 from 5:30-7 PM.
This amazing trip is available to everyone – and for a great price (airfare is included)!!
If you’re interested in learning more PLEASE RSVP to Kerry McKenna at or 978-293-1601.
In the meantime… for an overview, itinerary and pricing
click here >>

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Univision gets the call for winning goal over PSG and it’s electric!

The Homie Cast

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Wednesdays at The Rhumb Line with Fly Amero ~This week’s special guest: Sal Baglio 7pm 2.19.2020


Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, February 19… 7pm start
My Musical Guest: SAL BAGLIO!

The unbelievable, one and only Sal Baglio (of Stompers fame)
comes to the Rhumb Line this week as my oh-so special guest.
Y’wanna talk about positive energy? Well, I’ve always said, this
guy rocks your skull off. He’s been all over the world doin’ his
incredible thing, and we just happen to be lucky enough to have
him here on our tiny little island. Rumor has it that longtime friend
and musical soulmate, Allen Estes may join the evening’s “Flystivities”
(Sal’s word). This doesn’t happen very often (in fact, it’s a first), so
don’t even think of doing anything silly like staying home and watching
something on TV that you can otherwise record and watch at a later
date. This is frickin’ SAL BAGLIO! OKAY? OKAY. ~ 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!
2/26 Lynn Taylor

3/4 Tony Frontiero

3/11 John Rockwell

Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Stage Fort Park rock of ages

Pink sky, grey clouds, winter trees, and the park’s massive gem, Tablet Rock, one February morning.

Then / Now

natural back lit above  | artificial light atop below

Tablet Rock artificial light at night Stage Fort Park Gloucester MA

view before the gazebo | summer concert 2017



Ice Fishing in New Hampshire

With no hockey on the calendar for a couple of days before another tournament is upon us, I decided to sneak away with Finn for some skiing, ice fishing, and Ice Castles.  It was definitely cold and snowy….with a decent sized storm coming down while we were driving across the Kancamagus Highway, but we had a great time nonetheless.  Our guides, Clay and Vinnie, from Fish Nerds Guide Service were awesome!  We’ll definitely be booking another trip when it gets a little warmer out.



Feather & Wedge for Brunch

Last Sunday, the Boss Joey C gave us a day off from our normal podcast schedule and we were finally able to go to the Feather & Wedge in Rockport for brunch. We made our reservation online from the restaurant website which made it super easy and convenient. There was a steady flow of customers and all seemed as happy as we were with our food and service. Feather & Wedge for brunch seems like an especially good idea for a special occasion. GMG Jimmy made his own Bloody Mary to go with his steak and eggs. My grapefruit mimosa is now my preferred grapefruit intake method!

Make Your Own Bloody
Steak and Eggs
Waffles with real whipped cream!

St. Supery Napa Valley Estate Featured Wine Diner @ Mile Maker One – Thursday 2/20/20


Join us for a featured wine dinner event featuring a seven-course menu with seven pairings from one of Napa Valley’s great wineries, St. Supéry with Tod Umbach representing the winery. Limited availability. Make your reservations online today to secure your spot.

Make your Reservations Here:

Ticket Price $60 – and includes a seven course meal with seven wine pairings from St. Supery Estate Winery.

Seven Course Menu & Pairings:

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The Open Door $1.7M Capital Campaign

Cape Ann Community


(February 18, 2020) Gloucester, MA – – THE OPEN DOOR, a local nonprofit dedicated to alleviating food insecurity in the community, launches a $1.7M capital campaign to acquire the adjacent property 26 Emerson Avenue to expand its operations and build a new state-of-the-art commercial production kitchen.

The Open Door’s expansion project will add cold and dry storage, enhance client service areas, increase transportation capacity, and improve the living environment for Cape Ann’s low and moderate-income populations. This critical effort, the culmination of a 5-year strategic plan, will increase The Open Door’s capacity to distribute more nutritious food, develop greater opportunities for community engagement, and provide long-term solutions to hunger throughout the Region.

“We are thrilled to share the news of our kitchen expansion capital campaign,” said Kersten Lanes, Chair of The Open Door Board of Directors. “Our kitchen is the heart of everything we do at…

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Do you know someone suffering from Misophonia?

Crows? Gum smacking, chewing food?

The crows could be squawking away and I wouldn’t notice them at all but they drive Kate up a wall. I’ve never taken note of someone smacking their gum but I know it drives certain people nuts too.

This explains it. Certain people are wired differently to have visceral reactions to sounds that others simply have the ability to ignore.

It’s real.

Thursday: Live Music and $1.50 Oysters @ Feather and Wedge!


This Thursday, enjoy live music with jazz guitarist Steve Lacey while feasting on $1.50 oysters! It’s all happening at Feather and Wedge starting at 6:30 PM.

Bring a friend and chase those winter blues away!

Thursday, February 20
6:30 – 9:00 PM

Reservations highly suggested! 978.999.5917

Feather & Wedge, 5 Main Street, Rockport, MA 019166

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Good morning beautiful Red Fox of the marsh!

Driving along the Great Marsh at dawn, off in the distance a Red Fox caught my eye. I quickly reversed direction and was able to take a few snapshots. The Fox was vigorously digging in the snow and when he looked up, a small furry creature was clenched between its jaws.

He trotted closer to the edge of the scrubby shrubs with his breakfast held firmly. A brief pause and several chomps later, the unlucky one was devoured.

The Fox gave a toss of his head and while glancing around appeared to be laughing with delight, before then slipping into the wooded margins of the field.

As you can see from the map, the Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) is widely distributed across the Northern Hemisphere. Additionally, Red Fox thrive in Australia too, where they are not native and considered an invasive species.

The Red Fox’s success is due largely to its ability to adapt to human habitats and to its extraordinary sense of hearing. A Red Fox can hear a mouse in snow from 42 feet away!

Because the Coyote has expanded its range so greatly, competing with Red Fox for food and habitat, the Fox are reportedly denning closer to homes. Most likely because human habitats are a safer choice for their kits than Coyote territory.

Oh how I wish a Foxy mama would call our yard home!