Jingle Sip ‘n’ Shop – December 13

Find Unique, Locally Crafted Gifts & Have a Blast!

At 9 Wallis in Downtown Beverly

  • 20+ Local Vendors, Artisans & Crafters
    (Still space for a couple more vendors CLICK HERE to register)
  • Rockin’ Holiday Music by Beverly High School Band
  • Fine Wines, Local Craft Beers, Specialty Cocktails & Top Shelf Spirits
  • Fun, Hassle-Free Shopping in the North Shore’s Newest, Most Elegant Venue

Enjoy a relaxing drink, support local artisans and find unique gifts for the ones you love. This event is FREE and open to the public! Plenty of nearby parking (see map here).

Sign up for Mass Beer week, Applechusetts trail, Mass travel stats and FREE listings

News from Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) massvacation.com

Boston Globe Travel Show: January 18-20, 2019

MOTT is excited to announce plans to exhibit at the 2019 Boston Globe Travel Show, which will be held at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston from January 18-20, 2019. We are planning to host a variety of costumed characters in our booth, so if you would like to feature your mascot, or wish to volunteer in the MOTT booth, please contact Phyllis M. Cahaly.

Congratulations Flynn Cruiseport Boston

Congratulations to the Flynn Cruiseport Boston on another record-breaking year of cruise passengers in the 2018 season. According to Tom Glynn, Massport CEO, Flynn Cruiseport Boston estimated that they welcomed 396,000 cruise passengers, 150 cruise ships and 20 different cruise lines to Boston. This translates to $485 million in economic output, $213 million to tourism-related businesses, nearly 2,000 jobs and $10 million in annual state and local tax revenues from cruise activity. Also, with the passing of the Economic Development Bill this past July, Massport will be spending $100 million in renovations for Flynn Cruiseport Boston which will include upgrades to efficiently handle 4,000+ passenger vessels.

Participate in Mass Beer Week

Calling all Massachusetts tap rooms, breweries, brew pubs, bottle shops, and restaurants. Join the Mass Brewers Guild, BeerAdvocate, Craft’d Events, Fat Basset Design, and the Mass. Brew Bros. in the celebration of Mass Beer Week taking place March 2-9, 2019. Joining is simple and only requires that you host an event focused exclusively on beer brewed in Massachusetts. Ideas for events include but are not limited to a Massachusetts tap takeover, beer/food pairing menus, specialty tastings, or panel discussion with brewers and consumers. For questions and additional details on how to get involved, contact the Mass Brewers Guild’s Executive Director Katie Stinchon.

New MOTT trail Applechusetts features Orchards, Cideries, and More- 
Leading up to the 24th annual Franklin County CiderDays festival, MOTT released Applechusetts, a guide to apple goods, experiences, and traditions across the Commonwealth. Applechusetts features pick-your-own orchards, farm stands, sweet treats, events, and cideries along with apple variety notes, recipes from local businesses, and hard cider tasting tips. An index and resources section at the back directs readers to MOTT and MDAR web pages for listings, maps, and more. Hard copies of Applechusetts were distributed at Franklin County’s CiderDays 2018, and a digital version of the guide is available on MOTT’s website at massvacation.com/apples.

Speaking of Franklin County’s CiderDays, MOTT also partnered with Yankee Magazine to distribute Yankee’s fall guide and a special food edition at the standout harvest festival. Mark your calendars: CiderDays will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2019. That’s 25 years of cider tastings, tours, talks, and so much more. How do you like them apples?

Applechusetts – Congratulations Russell Orchards for representing North Shore (other regional options include: Brooksby Farm, Connors, Appleton, Smolak)

 

 

Gloucester and Cape Ann were represented in two other MOTT themed guides: the Massachusetts Whale Trail and the Massachusetts Masterpiece Trail

Notable Media Coverage of Massachusetts (other than sports)
Check out award-winning UK Journalist Mike MacEachern’s story on Springfield and the Dr. Seuss Museum, published on BBC Travel in October. With BBC Travel’s reach of over 78 million people, this is another great result of Mr. MacEachern’s media visit to Massachusetts this past summer. Ireland’s TV3’s The Elaine Show in Ireland recently featured a Halloween special on Salem. Fast forward to 29:30 in this clip, to follow presenter Sarah Cleary’s journey to Boston and Salem. The Elaine Show’s 1 million viewers in Ireland will be getting a taste of Halloween in the Bay State.

Check out – North Shore in the news – BBC featured Kim Smith, Gloucester, Cape Ann and New England 

New International Flight
Delta will launch new nonstop daily service from Edinburgh, Scotland to Boston on May 23, 2019. Here’s the press release.

MA Sports Marketing Office Upcoming Sporting Events
International Volleyball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony, Springfield, Nov 10
135th “The Game:” Yale vs Harvard, Boston November 17
For a full schedule of major sporting events across Massachusetts, visit MAsportsoffice.com.

MA Film Office Film Festivals
Boston Jewish Film Festival – November 7 – 19
Northampton Film Festival – November 15 – 18
Boston International Kids Film Festival – November 16 – 18
For a full schedule of film festivals in Massachusetts, visit mafilm.org.

North Shore offerings: Cape Ann Cinema offers several festivals annually

BULLETIN BOARD – FREE means FREE!
With so many amazing free things to do in Massachusetts, we created a FREE category listing in our online calendar of events at massvacation.com. Now, you can feel free to add your organization’s cost-free events to MOTT’s year-round calendars. Just visit massvacation.com and click on ‘submit your listing’ on the bottom of the homepage. With questions, please reach out to John Alzapiedi.

By the Numbers MA Lodging Industry Performance
September, 2018 vs. September, 2017

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Synergy at Cape Ann Motor Inn Long Beach: Salty Frank’s Dogs, Cape Ann SUP, and The Cow mobile ice cream parlor

Veritable foodie and water sports holiday corner at the Cape Ann Motor Inn Gloucester side of Long Beach in the summer of 2018.

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Water sports galore: Cape Ann SUP returns with their awesome crew ensuring the beach is festive with all that good energy

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new this summer:

Salty Frank’s Dogs will be on site Tuesday through Sunday fair weather days, and weekends after Labor Day. The menu changes up daily and goes beyond dogs (lobster rolls, mozzarella sticks, chicken…) One photo shows  looking back to his childhood: his family stayed in the first house on the front cottages row. There used to be a store on the ground floor.

 

 

Testing the waters this weekend:

The Cow: mobile scooped ice cream parlor frappes, iced coffee and more

 

 

Check out the Cape Ann Motor Inn’s live beach cam 

back and side Cape Ann Motor Inn; North Shore Music Theater flies Aladdin banner

 

 

 

 

Chris Stovall Brown Tonight! Dave Sag’s Blues Party 8:30pm @ The Rhumb Line 4.19.2018

 

 

Dave says,
Thursday, I’m wired to join Mr. Chris “Stovall” Brown at the Rummie. Chris and I have been whooping it up often lately and we have a nice little thing going, musically (see next paragraph). We have a lot of groovie toons and often the jokes fly like under-inflated footballs.

http://users.rcn.com/drhepcat/CHRIS_WEBSITE/Home.html

Mr. Mike Clarke, former L.A. drummer and Delbert Mclinton sideman will join us and fill the loose moments with a tutorial on Esalen hair gel. 830 to 1130.

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

http://www.therhumbline.com/calendar/

Cape Ann Museum Lego Studio

Happiness New Year is…CAPE ANN MUSEUM FREE EVERY JANUARY

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and they operate as usual which means look for amazing programs for all ages. Here’s one: Register for the CAM KIDS LEGO STUDIO Saturday January 13 10AM-12PM

Cape Ann Museum January 13 Lego program

More scenes from 9 WALLIS in Beverly

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Upcoming shows at 9 Wallis — Jon Butcher is next!

We hear 9 Wallis has a legendary green room. The entrance is just down from the Larcom Theater.

 

Some photos below from Mayor Romeo Theken– she was so nice helping several families take photos with Santa

 

The Cave – cheese, wine and chocolate shop

The Cave- cheese, wine, and chocolate shop, 44 Main Street, #GloucesterMA, is another great local businesses where one stop shopping works! On Thanksgiving weekend, Small Business Saturday, the jingle of the opening door was steady. Customers were in and out picking up host gifts and a new specialty cheese, wine or pate. Laura remembers her regulars and their particular favorite eats and drinks, and better still what they might like to try next.

 

NOV 2 family & little ones music together with Renee Dupuis @SoundHarbor 10AM

How nice! Announcing MUSIC, DANCE & SONG with Renee Dupuis at Sound Harbor, 47R Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA on November 2nd at 10AM.

Infants and toddlers $10 per family

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Dave Sag’s Blues Party tonight @ The Rhumb Line 8:30pm 8.31.2017. Looks like a wicked good one!

 

 

I have possibly the most dangerous band of the year. I call ‘em the Seasick Dyna-Sores, but we’re really just musical friends. We’re gonna crank out some serious Dixie and Trad Jazz. Six guys, no waiting. three horns, three rhythm players and many vocals. I’ve been waiting for this for a long time. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU DON’T MISS THIS. 

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

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Cape Ann SUP – SUPahBowl 2017

Yesterday’s Cape Ann SUP event at the Beauport Hotel Pavilion Beach

“SAX” GORDON BEADLE Tonight! ” Dave Sag’s Blues Party”@ The Rhumb Line 8:30pm 6.22.2017

This Thursday at the RhumbLine you must come and see the world-famous wallet-emptying Sexophonist and frontman : Mr. Gordon “Sax” Beadle.The big man on the hippocampus is guaranteed to loosen your platelets and cure your dishpan hands. I’m lucky I can induce him to play 3 times a year.

http://www.saxgordon.com/

 

He’s dragging in “Big Jack” Ward, the model for Paul Bunyan’s statue in Bangor Maine. Author of “How I rose from the dead and you can too”, the BigMan will regale you with his meaty cantankerism. Of course, the diaphanous “MR.Ed” Scheer who musta swallowed a radio when he was a kid, will be on hand to help with the proceedings.Four singers times ten!

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

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Sizing up more details

June 17, 2017 stage review — preparation continues.

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(and how it looked June 8, 2017)

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St. Peter’s Fiesta 2017 poster with traditions and…Ravioli eating contest! Cape Ann Big Band! The volunteers are so amazing and on top of things; see next year’s dates printed along the bottom margin of  the poster.

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Dave Sag’s Blues Party at The Rhumb Line to host Chris Stovall Brown Tonight @ 8:30pm 6.15.2017

This Thursday night it’s Dave Sag’s Honky Jive as we welcome back Mr. Chris “Stovall “ Brown to the Rhumb line Stage. With his Eniac-sized super clown-robot pedal board and 12 fingered attack, he’s sure to scramble a few brains without dropping a stitch of laughter

http://users.rcn.com/drhepcat/CHRIS_WEBSITE/Home.html

He’ll be dragging in our sidekick drummmbler, Mr. Ephraim Lowell to handle all the heavy lifting. you’ll probably need a note from your doctor.

 

 

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

http://www.therhumbline.com/