Boston Globe comes to #GloucesterMA for a perfect weekend

“How to spend a perfect weekend in Gloucester and the other cape”, by Christopher Muther, Boston Globe. 

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Article describes some Gloucester highlights: Cape Ann Museum and Harrison Cady exhibition, Gloucester Beaches, Stage Fort Park, Half Moon Beach, Gloucester Shuttle, Cape Ann Cinema, Gloucester Stage, Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, Hammond Castle Museum, Perfect Storm, Wicked Tuna, Rocky Neck, Latitude 43, Lobsta Land, Zeke’s Place, Willow Rest, Beauport Hotel, Ocean Hotel at Bass Rocks, Beth Williams, and (couldn’t get a reservation at) Duckworth’s Bistro.

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Detail from Harrison Cady on exhibition Cape Ann Museum 

 

After the battle – Fife and drum parade retreat downtown

Weather held off for the big Reenactment of the 1775 Gloucester Falcon Battle, but the incoming tide kept things moving ahead of schedule. If you missed it – not to worry: 1623 Studios (Cape Ann TV) filmed the battle from Beauport Hotel, and there were drones in the air. Fantastic coverage of the event here on GMG: see Bridgette Matthews photos from event here on GMG  and Manny Simoes photos on GMG.

So as not to let the parade pass by, here’s a snippet of fife and drum retreat swinging through downtown after the battle. The officers gave them protection and compliments and timing of Cape Pond Ice truck was kismet.

 

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Gourmet Gala at Acura of Peabody benefit for North Shore cancer walk

2018 Gourmet Gala North Shore Medical Center benefit for North Shore Cancer Walk held at Acura of Peabody. Great food, worthy cause, quite a crowd. Live auction featured Gloucester’s Beauport Hotel Getaway. Auctioneer was Kiss 108FM Billy Costa.

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(scenes from the Gala – click to enlarge, and again for full size)

WEDDING BELLS FOR MOLLY ROSS AND RYAN STOKES AT THE LOBSTER TRAP TREE

Thank you to Sheree Zizak, owner of the Beauport Hotel, who shared that the bride and groom that braved Saturday’s snowstorm to have photos taken in front of Lobster Trap Tree are Molly Ross and Ryan Stokes. Molly and Ryan held their reception at the beautiful Beauport Hotel.

Many of us marveled at how relaxed were the wedding party, especially the bride and bridesmaids, wearing sleeveless dresses and gold heels in the slush and freezing snow. Art Haven’s program director Cathy Kelley, on the spur of the moment, quickly painted a buoy with wedding rings and the date, and David Brooks presented the buoy to the happy couple. Congratulations Molly and Ryan!

YMCA 9th Annual Taste of Cape Ann at Cruiseport draws huge crowd

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YMCA teens help host & work the fundraiser

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“All set here,” Cameron checking in on the booths

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 Rick Doucette and the rest of the great staff in Gloucester or such a ridiculous abundance of local foodie establishments and culture. Here’s a list of Gloucester, Cape Ann and North Shore great eats and drinks establishments that participated this year:

1606 Restaurant, Beauport Hotel, Gloucester; Azorean Restaurant, Gloucester; Cake Ann, Gloucester; Cape Ann Brewing Company, Gloucester; Cape Ann Foodie Tours, Gloucester; Captain Carlos, Gloucester; Classic Cooks Catering, Gloucester; Feather & Wedge, Rockport; Ipswich Ale Brewery; Italiano Restaurant & Bar, Gloucester; Jalapeno’s Mexican Restaurant, Gloucester; Latitude 43, Gloucester; Liquor Locker Gloucester; Mile Marker One Gloucester; Mojo coffee Beverly Cape Ann Farmers Market; Mom’s Kitchen Gloucester; Passports Restaurant Gloucester; Pigeon Cove Ferments; Pigeon Cove Tavern & Emerson Inn By the Sea, Rockport; Riverwalk Brewing Company, Newburyport; Ryan & Wood Distilleries, Gloucester; Sea Glass Restaurant @ Castle Manor Inn, Gloucester; Seaport Grille, Gloucester; Stones Pub & Eatery, Gloucester; Sugar Magnolias, Gloucester; Virgilio’s Italian Bakery, Gloucester

Dazzling fine food, desserts and drinks were at every turn. Feather & Wedge, 1606 Restaurant, Mile Marker One, Classic Cooks, Azorean, Sea Glass Restaurant, and Sugar Mags served winning main dishes. To die for desserts and specialty drinks were abundant. Virgilios cannolis were gone fast!

photos: Great fun taking snapshots at all the booths. (Apologies to Liquor Locker! The only photo that didn’t come out.)

 

Live Entertainment – Jerome Music

Sounds of Taste of Cape Ann thanks to fine musicians were John Jerome on guitar and vocals, and Steve Jerome on drums. Cameron sat in as a back up drummer.

 

Wouldn’t happen without the 9th Annual Taste of Cape Ann generous sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors: Institution for Savings and Cruiseport Gloucester

Presenting Sponsors: Beauport Financial Services, Robert Stewart PC, Tom Davis CPA

plus all the participating restaurants, hotels, specialty food and liquor businesses, and  local business support for all those gift basket raffles

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#GloucesterMA Mayor Romeo Theken and Beauport Hotel’s Jeanne Hennessey honored by North of Boston CVB at Hawthorne Hotel, Salem

On November 8, 2017 the North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau held their annual gala and awards dinner in the beautiful ball room at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, MA. Last year it was held at Beauport Hotel.

Naturally, Gloucester and Cape Ann have connections with the North of Boston CVB, and several board members include area business owners. Last night, Gloucester was in the house! Speakers were compelled to mention Gloucester even if they weren’t among multiple Gloucester contingent tables. Paul Tucker, MA House of Representatives, quipped that there was no surprise Mayor Romeo Theken received two standing ovations, and went on to compliment her as his favorite Mayor, and Kim Driscoll of Salem, too! Senator Joan Lovely confessed that her Grandmother was from Gloucester.  And “New Member Award” recipient, Willow Spring Vineyards, said perhaps they’d open up in Gloucester.

Congratulations to all the 2017 Tourism Award winners: Mayor Romeo Theken City of Gloucester, Jeanne Hennessey Beauport Hospitality Group; Robin Donovan, The Trustees of Reservation, Castle Hill at the Crane Estate; Hope Hitchcock, Witch Pix of Salem; Kathryn Rutkowski, Essex National Heritage Commission; Willow Spring Vineyards; and Paul Tucker, MA House of Representatives.

Mayor Romeo Theken received the North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau  2017 Anne Turcotte Leadership Award

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Jeanne Hennessey, Beauport Hospitality Group, received the North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau 2017 Geoff Woodman Hospitality Award

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See more photos from the awards night Continue reading “#GloucesterMA Mayor Romeo Theken and Beauport Hotel’s Jeanne Hennessey honored by North of Boston CVB at Hawthorne Hotel, Salem”

#GloucesterMA in the news: Mayor Romeo Theken to receive the 2017 Anne Turcotte Leadership Award

Gloucester MA MAYOR SEFATIA ROMEO THEKEN to receive North of Boston CVB 2017 Anne Turcotte Leadership Award on November 8

The North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau announced that Gloucester’s indispensable, charismatic, smart and joyous Mayor Romeo Theken will receive the 2017 Anne Turcotte Leadership Award on November 8th!

“The North of Boston CVB Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony will be held Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Sq. West in Salem. Last year, the North of Boston CVB annual meeting was held at Beauport Hotel. 

The award is given out at the Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony to an individual or organization whose innovation, expertise and energy serves as an inspiration for others in the tourism industry in the region and beyond.” 

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Fun Sister day

My sister came to visit on Tuesday for a sister day.  We walked the boulevard and went to Beauport Hotel for lunch and sat outside.  It was so glorious with yummy food and the fog rolling around us.  Fog horns were blowing, it was a wonderful afternoon.

 





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New to Gloucester, and enthusiastic about all the history and traditions of Cape Ann.

Katie Kahl Welcome to Gloucester

Visitors from New York

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Family from Albany New York.

The daughter will be attending college in Boston this Fall

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From Waterville New York.

They were staying at Beauport Hotel.

They were chatting with parking attendant at the Chamber of Commerce

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This Family is from Long Island New York.

They had just finished breakfast at Sugar Magnolias

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From Oswego New York

Kay Ellis Memorial Scholarship Fund Raiser

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_2017_08_28_100597 image  A scholarship fund to benefit local students of the tourism and hospitality industry has been set up in memory of Kay Ellis, who worked diligently for many years on many tourism ideas and issues and helped elevate Gloucester as a tourism destination. She loved the maritime and hospitality business and she put her heart and soul into it, working with the Chamber of Commerce and Discover Gloucester, all the while promoting Schooner Lannon. We hope to share her vision through the scholarships

 

 

 

LIVE from Beauport Hotel Art Show

It’s a scene! This affordable art fair is open till 8:30 Local art from dozens of Cape Ann artists! More photos of artists by their booths coming in a follow up post.

What a fabulous idea and venue for this fair. Congratulations to Cathy at Beauport

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Gloucester Smiles – The day after the wedding

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I encountered this very happy couple on Roger Street.  They were walking home, carrying wedding gown ect.. after spending their wedding night at Beauport Hotel.  She is a local business woman (Saltwater Massage Studio)

Truly a very very happy couple sporting a Gloucester Smile.

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Congratulations !