Shop Local WITH THE COOLEST GUYS AROUND! – Cape Pond Ice Gift Shop – Fort Wharf, Gloucester

Shop local – Gloucester Christmas on Commercial Street – Fort Wharf / Cape Pond Ice Gift Shop – good time for replacing worn out, out-grown, or stolen (by your brother) Cape Pond Ice gear for the holidays – or for that “Cool”  friend or family member who just never got one, now’s the time…  good inventory & choices in stock.

Open Saturday 9 – 1, weekdays 9-5, or on-line:  www.capepondice.com

Hope everyone is resting up for a busy shopping weekend. Shop Local, Shop Small

Time to get out and shop local for the holidays.  We have Downtown, Middle Street Walk, Sip N Shop welcoming our Veterans Home, The Magnolia Library and Maritime Gloucester.  Should be fun.

Sunday, December 9 from 11 -3 at the Back Shore Elks

Ladies Night @ Design of Mine ~ Live music with ToniAnn Enes, Live Mannequins, 20% off and of course Wine. 5-10pm December 6th

 

Don’t miss out : December 6th

5:00-10:00

20% OFF


LIVE music with ToniAnn Ennes

LIVE MANNEQUINS
&
WINE

33 Main Street

Gloucester, MA

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NEW on Ladies Night – Pop Up Gift Card Shop making it easy on Main Street

Thursday, December 6, 2018 – NEW for Ladies Night Gloucester, MA.

Gloucester shops are coming to the easiest address on Main – 123 Main Street home of the YMCA fundraising offices on the corner of Main and Hancock Street. (Kids Unlimited final location.) “Save time and do all your local Gift Card Shopping in ONE location on ONE night!”  

Cape Ann Lanes, Common Crow, George’s Restaurant, Maplewood Car Wash, Ryan & Wood, Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, YMCA…

Pop Up Gift Card Shop Ladies Night Gloucester MA 2018

Just a shave away | The Black Bear Barber Shop opts for a different Main Street location

East End Main Street, Gloucester, Massachusetts, street-level retail news

Before building out a new space at 261 Main Street, next door to Alexandra’s Bread, The Black Bear Barber Shop will set up instead across the street at 260 Main Street. The business will be the first commercial tenant in the new 260 Main Street multi use building. (Cape Ann Animal Aid was the last tenant in the razed building.) There was a chance to customize plumbing for a ground floor retail space and it might mean more customer parking.

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Settling into 260 Main Street rather than 261 means that 261 Main Street (Eastern Point Lit House was last there and seasonally PRESENT) is available to rent.

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The Black Bear Barber Shop coming to 260 Main Street

*Christmas is in the air @ Design of Mine *

 

Angels have been sighted on main street. Specifically at 33 Main St., Gloucester.

Design of Mine, participating in the Downtown Gloucester Holiday Window Contest , has decked their halls with custom made angels consisting of hundreds of silver balls and tinsel, finished off with wreath halos. Take a stroll down main street to see ALL the windows festively lit and get into the holiday spirit.

 

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Design of Mine
33 Main Street
Gloucester, MA
978-491-7495

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First snow fell before Thanksgiving- here’s how it looked on Main Street and goodlinens studio #GloucesterMA

Main Street Gloucester, MA- First snow of the season Nov 15, 2018 

goodlinens studio useful goods and gifts for bath, kitchen and home, functional art, fine art and featured artisan panels

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NEW! custom order trays– featuring local work by artists Loren Doucette and Coco Berkman– were designed by architects Ann Clark and Lena Georas and digitally printed on Baltic birch plywood, each piece of LAMOU serveware is created in Rhode Island.

 

 

Christmas in Gloucester


Gloucester Downtown Association’s $1500 Shopping Spree starts on Monday! Every time you make a purchase fill out a ticket for the chance to win $750, $500 or $250 of gift certificates. The more you shop the better chance you have to win! Shop local this holiday season!

All Purpose Flower Shop opens Nov 1| scenes from Magnolia show

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Grand opening coming soon for a new business in Magnolia- the All Purpose Flower Shop  29 Lexington Avenue, Gloucester, Ma.

There are no florists in Manchester or Magnolia so this is a welcome addition. Owner Linda Brown set up a booth at the Magnolia Sip n Shop with autumnal dried and silk arrangements. Her boutique will have fresh flowers and designs for special events and on line orders. Loved the festive on brand dress! Find her work on Instagram and Facebook https://allpurposeflowers.net/

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Design of Mine is celebrating their 1 year anniversary in the West End…Thursday September 13th at 5:00pm

 

And what a year it has been!! Thank you to all of our amazing customers!
Join us for our Anniversary Celebration
Sept 13th 5:00pm

 

Featuring the soulful music of Toniann Enes

Refreshments, giveaways, and specials!
Don’t miss out!

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Summer Series of Sip & Shop continues with live music by Chris Fritz- Grice @ Design Of Mine 5-7pm Wednesday 7.18.2018

 

Wednesday Nights on the West End

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Our Summer series sip & shop is RED HOT !

Join us this Wednesday July 18th 5-7pm

Featuring the Reggae sounds of

Chris Fritz-Grice

Hot summer looks and sounds

Design of Mine|

33 Main St.

Gloucester, MA

978-491-7495 | Designofmine66@gmail.com

 

 

 

Woman-Owned Businesses along the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway to welcome Austin-Healey auto tour

It has been just over 6 months since the first airing of the “ Woman Owned Businesses on the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway” on Chronicle WCVB Ch.5.

Pauline Bresnahan writes, “We have seen a tremendous amount of visitors to our trail since because of that show. We have also mailed about one hundred copies of our trail map when we get a request either on our Facebook page or when they call a shop.

“We can’t begin to thank the Chronicle crew from the show. We have seen visitors from Needham, Pembroke, Roslindale, Methuen, Holliston, Quincy, Tewksbury, Chelmsford, Gardner, Andover, Gloucester, Rockport, Cambridge, Boston, Arlington, just to name a few. (courtesy photos – find more on the Facebook page)

 

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“We were thrilled to have visitors arrive on a small bus from the Council on Aging in Topsfield MA. We encourage small tours when organizations contact us, including this exciting news:

VINTAGE CAR ENTHUSIASTS INSPIRED TO BOOK A ROAD TRIP for our tour

“Recently we were contacted by an Austin-Healey Auto owners group. They will be holding a weekend summit in Beverly and have asked to do part of our trail on an early morning in August. They have a three hour window and have asked for information. We are very excited to host this group of about 60 owners and their spouses. Some of us will offer refreshments and small gift pack on information about our own towns. “We have connected four communities along a beautiful road by working together. It has been awesome!”-

photo challenge: can you name the stars with an Austin-Healey? Look forward to seeing photographs of Austin Healeys August 2018 in Gloucester and along the Byway.

 

This Wednesday ~ Design of Mine’s Summer Series, Live Music & Shopping ~June 20th 6-8pm

 

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Make sure to also check out Rose & Dove’s Grand Opening next door!

 

The West End is coming alive for Summer

 

Red,White & Blue Sip ‘n’ Shop artisan fair Gloucester MA Elks Lodge #892 to benefit Cape Ann Veterans

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charming little dresses including Boston sports team

Red, White & Blue Sip ‘n’ Shop and benefit

Local vendors showcased a variety of wares –including patriotic items, fine art, original designs,  artisan crafts, and services– and for a good cause: raising awareness for Cape Ann Veterans Services Welcome Home Initiative. This award winning model program  helps local veterans adjust to life back home. The event was hosted by the Elks, The Bridge and Pauline’s Gifts. Partipating vendors included  

  • Haley Allision, Bare Cheek Beauty
  • Ariana Barron, Lampshades & stickers
  • Kate Bresnahan, graphic illustrations
  • Pauline Bresnahan, Pauline’s Gifts
  • Joie Busby, Joie Art
  • Johanne Cassia – Olde Ipswich Shop & Gallery
  • Vionette Vee Chipperini, flowers, bags, t-shirts
  • Nicole Dahlmer, Nicole M. Dahlmer Photography
  • Kathy Guardino Fernandes, photography
  • Dave Fernandes, photography
  • Meghan Frontiero, Style Street Boutique
  • Lisa Bella-harvey, Bella & Harvey sweets
  • Nicole Johnson, custom handbags
  • Lara Snackzilla Jardullo, hair pieces and headbands
  • Bethany Hurst, Bethany Hurst Photography and whale drawings for t-shirts
  • Brooke MacComisky Sanidas, Avon Rising Stars
  • Jodie Malatzky – Tupperware US & Canada
  • Jayne Morse, Gloucester Mass. Elks Lodge #892
  • Phil Peterson, License Plate & American Flag art
  • Karen Pischke, GloucesterTEASE
  • Fran Simon, Simply Simon Soap & Skin Care
  • Melissa Tarr, Design of Mine
  • Kathryn Roberts Wall, BankGloucester

 

Massachusetts Whale Trail #whaletrailMA and more in Gloucester

The Massachusetts Whale Trail “is a special collection of museums and attractions, whale watching, and historic sites and tours with a connection to whales.” Capt Bill & Sons, 7 Seas Whale Watch, and Cape Ann Whale Watch are included.

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Naturally, Gloucester had created a version on the HarborWalk which you can find on line or on the trail at marker #36 right by Tonno Restaurant, Gloucester, MA.  Whale watching is beloved here in town. The Gloucester HarborWalk has whale watch information, points of interest and a tab to all the local whale watching  companies.”Most offer daily whale watching trips from April through October.”

SEVEN SEAS WHALE WATCH +1 (888) 283-1776
CAPE ANN WHALE WATCH +1 (800) 877-5110
CAPT BILL & SONS +1 (800) 339-4253
YANKEE FLEET +1 (978) 283-0313

When O’Maley 6th graders study Gloucester and visit the HarborWalk, the student thank you drawings featured whale tails and spouting whales. It’s common for local kids to be invited to birthday parties on whale watch trips.  Donna Ardizzoni photographed and wrote about her Right Whale sightings from shore spring 2018, and more whale sightings around town. Parsons Street wall Mural (by the Fish Net HarborWalk street mural) was painted by local kids under the direction of Cape Ann Art Haven and features a great whale.

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Ocean Alliance headquarters is located in Gloucester. Kim Smith posted the announcement for its most recent National Geographic special. 

Maritime Museum (opening May 26) and Cape Ann Museum are included on the new Whale Trail map. Cape Ann Museum collection includes Hartley’s study for Whales Jaw Dogtown

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Stores along Main Street and throughout Gloucester’s neighborhoods have art and goods inspired by whales. Look for hand carved wood sculptures at Willow Rest. Savour Wine & Cheese, Gloucester, MA