Meetinghouse Green

August 23 free concert on Meetinghouse Green

 Cape Ann based Deb Hardy Band will rock Meetinghouse Green on Friday, August 23, from 6.00 PM to 8.30 PM, at the eighth free concert of the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation’s legendary summer concert series.

 Deb Hardy’s musicianship reflects the drama, beauty and serenity of our ocean community. Her unique style of singing and guitar playing has been described as ‘rhythmic, expressive and powerful’. Hardy and her band, including musicians, Greg Verga, Arnie Rosen, and Marc Lorah, perform rhythm and roots songs that will have concert-goers on their feet. Their high energy alternative rock, folk, blues, soul, and classical music will appeal to the most discriminating music lovers. You will hear influences as wide-ranging as Kate Bush, Yes, and Led Zeppelin.

 Each week Music on Meetinghouse Green partners with a different non-profit organization to raise awareness for the services they provide to the local community. At the August 23 concert, the audience is invited to contribute a freewill donation to the Gloucester Education Foundation, a non-profit organization that creates and expands opportunities for students and teachers of the Gloucester Public School District.  Gloucester-based restaurant Jalapeno’s will provide delicious Mexican fresh food for concert-goers.

 The Gloucester Meetinghouse, home of the Unitarian Universalist Church, is located at the corner of Church and Middle Streets. The concert is handicapped accessible. Event parking is available on the green and at additional parking lots nearby in the Historic District. Folding chairs will be provided or bring your own beach chair or blanket. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held inside the Meetinghouse.

 The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is grateful to our 2019 sponsors who made this series possible:
Scobie Ward
Platinum Tier:
J.J. & Jackie Bell, Cape Ann Savings Bank, Harry & Mary Hintlian
Gold Tier:
John and Janis Bell, Bomco, Michael & Mary Ann Bresnan
Silver Tier:
Anonymous, Gib and Sarah Carey, JoeAnn Hart & Gordon Baird, Charles Nazarian, John and Sandra Ronan
Bronze Tier: Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Bill & Rose Hausman


All 2019 Music on Meetinghouse Green concerts are dedicated in honor of Linzee Coolidge and the late Beth Coolidge for their vision and generosity.


43rd Magnolia Road Race

Magnolia Road Race

Join us for the 43rd Annual Magnolia 5K Road Race and 1K Fun Run – Saturday, August 24, 2019

If anyone would like to volunteer, please let me know.




Register here.

Race sponsors can now make sponsorship payments online via PayPal.


Magnolia’s Annual 5K Road Race Map

Lap 1

START Magnolia Library

(Est. Lap Time: 9:00 AM – 9:20 AM)

Magnolia Square

Left: onto Shore Rd.

Right: onto Hesperus Ave.

(through Stone Pillars unpaved street)

left: onto Norman Ave.

(pass the library)

Lap 2

(Est. Lap Time: 9:10 AM – 10:15 AM)

Magnolia Square

Right: onto Magnolia Ave.

u-turn: at Blyman School

straight: onto Shore Rd.

left: onto Hesperus Ave.

right: onto Lexington Ave.

Finish: Magnolia Library

Gloucester Defeats Beverly in Softball Game


GLOUCESTER, MA (August 16, 2019) – On Wednesday, August 14 the City of Gloucester faced the City of Beverly in a softball game at Innocenti Field in Beverly.  In a friendly competition Gloucester pulled out the win, after a close game, in the later innings.

Team Gloucester was led by Manager Jim Destino, the City’s Chief Administrative Officer, and was represented by a diverse roster of City Councilors and employees from the followingdepartments:  Auditor’s Office, Community Development, Department of Public Works, Fire, Harbormaster’s Office, Health, Information Technology, Police and Veterans Services.

The full roster for Team Gloucester:


·         Jocelyn Favuzza, Auditor’s Office

·         Steve LeBlanc, City Council

·         Val Gilman, City Council

·         Jaime O’Hara, City Council

·         Gregg Cademartori, Community Development

·         Mike Hale, DPW

·         Jonathan Church, DPW

·         Marc Pepin, DPW

·         Joe LucidoDPW,

·         Jack Brancaleone, Fire

·         Sean Ellis, Fire

·         David Elwell, Fire

·         Tom Aldrich, Fire

·         TJ Ciarametaro, Harbormaster’s Office

·         Chad Johnson, Harbormaster’s Office

·         Karin Carroll, Health

·         Kelley Hiland, Health

·         Brian Hamilton, Information Technology

·         Jonathan Trefry, Police

·         Josiah Aberle, Police

·         Adam Curcuru, Veterans Services

Chad Johnson, the City’s Assistant Harbormaster, pitched impressively through the six innings.  His pitching along with some outstanding fielding, hitting, and base running helped clinch the victory for Team Gloucester.

Team Beverly’s roster included Mayor Michael Cahill and staff from Beverly City Hall.

Although nothing is scheduled at the moment, the City looks forward to future games against our North Shore and Cape Ann neighbors.

Jazz Brunch Featuring SCOLLINS-WARSI DUO at Feather and Wedge


The Scollins-Warsi jazz duo is back at Feather & Wedge for another fantastic jazz brunch! With Kevin Scollins on guitar and Sahil Warsi on double bass, they will play from their extensive setlist including selections from the Great American Song Book, modern jazz, contemporary blues and R&B.

Reservations highly suggested! 978.999.5917

Sunday, August 18, 2019
10:30 AM  –  2:30 PM


Feather & Wedge, 5 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

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Navajo Healing Flute Music for Cape Ann Seniors and Veterans August 16, Rose Baker Senior Center

Cape Ann Wellness

Navajo Flutist Worth Hearing” – A preview of Jonah’s Gratitude CD by David Patterson, Professor of Music and former Chairman of the Performing Arts Department at UMass Boston. Jonah’s riveting, soulful flute music can also be heard on the compilation “One World, Many Voices.”

Special Offering for Cape Ann Seniors and Veterans. Nationally acclaimed Navajo flutist Jonah Littlesunday gained international attention when asked to perform at Senator John McCain’s funeral. Today Jonah is offering a special healing flute performance for Cape Ann Seniors and Veterans at the Rose Baker Senior Center. 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. To Register – call 978-281-9765.

Tickets are available for 3 riveting, healing flute performances this weekend:

  •  FRIDAY. August 16. Rocky Neck Cultural District on Rocky Neck Art Colony
  •  SATURDAY. August 17. Manchester Community Center, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
  •  SUNDAY. August 18 the Saltonstall Mansion, Peabody MA

Plus Special Bonus Offering TOMORROW, August 17 at Wolf Hollow wolf sanctuary, in Ipswich…

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Gloucester, MA has been named one of the Best Labor Day Weekend Fishing Destinations for 2019 by FishingBooker!

FishingBooker, the US’s largest website for booking fishing charters, just announced the 7 best fishing destinations for Labor Day Weekend 2019, and Dana Point is one of them. The list was based on a number of factors such as user reviews, vicinity to good fishing, but also specifically took into account places in the US have beautiful nature and are within easy reach of some of the nation’s biggest cities.

Gloucester is one of those places that make you feel instantly relaxed as soon as you arrive. Visitors could spend hours walking the area’s wild beaches or just sit down with a coffee and watch the boats sail by in the annual Schooner Festival. Gloucester’s harbor is full of small boats heading out in search of fish or returning to port ladened with the day’s catch. September is prime Tuna season, with big Bluefin giving anglers the fight of their life. As if that wasn’t enough, monster Mako and Blue Sharks patrol these waters, feeding on the big schools of Mackerel that call the area home. In short, it’s the perfect Labor Day fishing escape!

The full list of the best fishing destinations for Labor Day Weekend 2019 (in no particular order) can be found below:
1. Grand Haven, MI
2. Rockport, TX
3. Kent Island, MD
4. Astoria, OR
5. Point Pleasant, NJ
6. Dana Point, CA
7. Gloucester, MA