Rocky Neck Art Colony

Situated on a peninsula inside Gloucester’s working harbor and within walking distance of Gloucester Stage, Rocky Neck Art Colony is one of the oldest continuously operating art colonies in the United States. Dozens of working artists from painters, potters, and textile designers to photographers and jewelry makers, display their work in Rocky Neck galleries during the summer months. http://www.rockyneckartcolony.org/

Museums/Performance Venues

Cape Ann Cinema & Stage 21 Main Street Gloucester, MA | 978-282-1988 | capeanncinema.wordpress.com

Cape Ann Museum 27 Pleasant St., Gloucester, MA 01930 | 978-283-0455 | capeannmuseum.org

Cape Ann Symphony Gloucester, MA 01930 | 978-281-0543 | http://capeannsymphony.org/ • Cape Ann Symphony fosters and promotes symphonic music to increase the musical enjoyment and knowledge of the public of Cape Ann and Boston’s North Shore.

Rockport Music 37 Main Street, Rockport | 978-546-7391 | www.rockportmusic.org • Rockport Music presents some of today’s foremost musicians and ensembles, as well as the rising stars of tomorrow.

Israeli Stage 527 Tremont Street, Boston | www.israelistage.com

Outdoor Attractions

Bass Rocks Golf Club 34 Beach Road, Gloucester | 978-283-1866 | www.bassrocksgolfclub.com • Bass Rocks is a beautiful but demanding seaside links course with views of the Atlantic Ocean on almost every hole. The par 69, 71 for women, offers a wide variety of shot making situations which are caused by the ever changing winds, chocolate drop mounds, fast rolling greens and long fescue areas.

Beaches

Wingaersheek Beach Atlantic Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 • Flour soft white sand, tide pools, lighthouse views, calm water. Lifeguards, food, changing rooms, fee for parking.

Good Harbor Beach Thatcher Road, Rte 127A, Gloucester, MA 01930 • Back Shore Wide flat beach excellent for walking, body surfing, volleyball. Lifeguards, food, changing rooms, fee for parking.

Niles Beach Eastern Point Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930 • Beautiful views of harbor, Boston. Walk-ins only.

Parks

Stage Fort Park Hough Ave., Gloucester, MA 01930 • Historic site, park and beaches perfect for picnics, and more. Fee for parking.

Dogtown Common Dogtown Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930 • Perfect quiet hiking trails through quarries and woods. Old colonial settlement.

Ravenswood Park 481 Western Ave., Gloucester, MA 01930 • Nature reserve. 600 acres for beautiful nature walk through forest lined trails and harbor views.

Halibut Point State Park Gott Ave., Rockport, MA 01966 • State park reservation, picturesque natural landscape, quarries, trails, and amazing ocean views. Fee for parking.

Historic Places/Points of Interest

Maritime Gloucester 23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930 • 978-281-0470 • www.maritimegloucester.org • The mission of Maritime Gloucester is to inspire students and visitors to value marine science, maritime heritage and environmental stewardship through hands-on education and experiences. This mission is fulfilled by emphasizing in our programs and services the following core values: inspiring discovery, embracing history, exploring science, and living stewardship.

Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library 2 Dale Ave., Gloucester, MA 01930 • Public library, special events and programs, located in Gloucester’s Downtown district.

Downtown Gloucester Main St., Gloucester, MA Visit Downtown Gloucester • Explore over 50 diverse businesses, shops, galleries/studios, cafes, restaurants, often with live music . . . nestled together in a walkable group of streets bordering the inner Harbor.

Stacy Boulevard –Fishermen’s Memorial-Fishermen’s Wives Memorial Stacy Blvd./Western Ave., Gloucester, MA 01930 • Perfect for walking, gorgeous views of Gloucester harbor, historic local memorials.

Bearskin Neck-Motif  No. 1 Bearskin Neck, Rockport, MA 0196 • Quaint harbor walk through shops, studios, and restaurants in seaside Rockport. Historic fish house.

Shop Local

Beth Williams Studio 17 Pleasant Street, Gloucester | 978-283-5566 | www.bethwilliams.com • “Combining glass, gold, and silver, Beth creates contemporary, elegant jewelry highlighted by the rainbow of colors and textures inherent in her glass rods. Having been a studio metalsmith for many years prior to focusing on glass, Beth’s designs balance all the elements in her materials, resulting in pieces that the owner can wear with comfort and pleasure. Pure gold granules and silver threads accent the surface of Beth’s lampworked beads, reflecting her signature style that has been recognized in publications and juried exhibitions across the country.”

Fosters Grill Store 107 Eastern Avenue Gloucester, MA | 978-283-1275 | fostersgrill.com

Frank Webb’s Bath Center 51 Great Republic Drive Blackburn Industrial Park Gloucester, MA 01930 | 978-283-3355 | frankwebb.com

Goodlinens Studio 130 Main Street, Gloucester | 978-515-7646 | goodlinensstudio.com 

House of the Raven 141 Main Street, Gloucester | 978-281-1624 | www.houseoftheraven.com • House of the Raven has been around for over thirty years. Some of that time was in neighboring Rockport, Massachusetts; although the most recent stretch has been in Gloucester. In the past, House of the Raven carried video tapes, and prior to that, a selection of Northwest Coast Native American art which inspired the name. House of the Raven has since found its niche providing a selection of jewelry, gifts, some t-shirts, and souvenirs for the population of Cape Ann and the tourists who visit us each year. Open Thursday-Friday 10am-5:30pm. Saturday 10am-5pm.

Mahri 11 Beach Street, Manchester-By-The-Sea | 978-526-7241 | 156 Washington Street, Marblehead | 781-639-6015 | www.mahrifashion.com • “Sparkling and eclectic, a trip to Mahri is energizing. Phenomenal jewelry designs by award-winning artist & master goldsmith Marianthe “Mahri” Anagnostis Bode, with new pieces arriving almost daily, are combined with gorgeous, classic-with-a- twist clothing.  A variety of toys and gifts from fun to fabulous also grace the shelves, allowing every age group to enjoy the experience.”

Mark Adrian Shoes 103 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 | 978-283-4343 | http://markadrianshoes.com/  • Now in our fourth decade, Mark, Amy and our experienced and dedicated staff have helped tens of thousands of customers find just the right comfort, style and value to make their every step a “fitting occasion.” Open Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm. Thursday nights until 8pm. Sunday 10am-4pm.

Mimi 11 Central Street, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944 | 978-525-0385 | www.mimigiftgallery.com • “Mother-daughter team Mia Nehme and Claudia Bowman first opened the gift boutique and art gallery in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 2007. We filled it with a carefully selected assortment of artist made and designed gifts, jewelry and fine art. In 2010 we decided to relocate to beautiful Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, and expanded to include French and Swedish linens, leather handbags, gold and diamond jewelry and so much more. We quickly outgrew our small space, and in the summer of 2014 moved down the street to a bigger storefront that gave us the space to continue bringing in new products. We also have an online boutique, complete with gift registries and wish lists, so you can shop Mimi anywhere, anytime.” Open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm.

Sage Floral Studio 274 Main Street, Gloucester | 978-282-9582 | www.sagefloralstudio.com • A full-service flower shop offering daily deliveries and specializing in weddings and special events

Publications

Gloucester Daily Times 36 Whittemore Street, Gloucester, MA | 978-283-7000 | gloucestertimes.com

Mailing Services

Easy Ship & Pack 127 Eastern Ave, Gloucester | 978-281-4641 | http://easyshipandpack.com/ • “Whether you need packing services, mailing services, FedEx, DHL, UPS, USPS, copying, color copying, or a convenient personal or business mailbox that is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Easy Ship & Pack (formerly Mail Boxes Etc.) is ready to help. Located on Eastern Avenue, just off 128 in Gloucester, MA, in the Shaws Supermarket plaza, Easy Ship & Pack has a knowledgeable staff that can help you get your packages where you want them, safely, and when you want them there.” Open Monday-Friday 9am-6pm. Saturday 10am-2pm.

Cleaners

Nor’east Cleaners 6 Thatcher Road, Gloucester | 31 Rail Road Ave, Station Place, Gloucester |15 Summit Street, Manchester-By-The-Sea | 978-283-4545 | www.noreastcleaners.com • “We offer a safe, healthy, and highly effective cleaning service, much gentler on your clothes and healthier for both you and our employees. Simplify your life with free pick up & delivery for residents of 17 communities on the North Shore.”

Legal Services

Seaside Legal 111 Main Street Gloucester, MA 01930 | 978-627-4500 | seasidelegalsolutions.com

Insurance/Financial Institutions

Bank Gloucester 160 Main Street, Gloucester | 15 Martin Street, Essex | 978-283-8200 | www.bankgloucester.com  •Community banking since 1887. “Bank Gloucester is the best choice for individuals and business owners seeking complete financial solutions and extraordinary customer service.”

Cape Ann Insurance Agency 23 Dale Ave, Gloucester, MA | 978-283-7757 | capeanninsurance.com

Cape Ann Savings Bank 109 Main Street Gloucester, MA 01930 | 978-283-0246 | capeannsavingsbank.com

The Hamilton Group 900 Cummings Center, Suite 201U, Beverly, MA, 01915 | 978-279-9100 | www.thehamiltongroup.com • “We are proud to offer a highly personal financial process designed to help grow, protect and conserve our clients’ assets, for present and future generations. Like many other firms, our professionals as representatives of Lincoln Financial Securities, offer access to a complete range of investment and insurance products, on either a commission or fee-based basis. We help ensure that all aspects of your finances (investing, insurance, minimizing taxes, retirement planning, estate planning and charitable planning) work together to help produce the future you envision for you, your heirs and your favorite causes, now and in the future.”

Institution for Savings 978-462-3106 | www.institutionforsavings.com • The Institution for Savings offers a full menu of personal and commercial financial products and services for individuals, businesses and organizations, including deposit accounts, lending services, Internet/Mobile Banking and Bill Pay, and retirement accounts.

John J. Walsh Insurance 87 Margin Street, Salem, MA 01970 | 978-745-3300 | www.walshinsurance.com • Buying homeowners insurance means buying protection for your home, both inside and out. With offices in Salem and Rockport, we are the insurance agency with the highest standard of excellence and mutual trust with each of our clients. In addition to protecting your home, we offer you complete insurance programs for boats, automobile, commercial property, and more.

Education

Endicott College 33 Commercial Street Gloucester, MA 01930 | 978-879-4250 | edicott.edu/VanLoan.Gloucester.aspx

Gloucester Education Foundation | 978-282-5550 | thinkthebest.org

Harborlight Montessori 243 Essex Street, Beverly, MA, 01915 | 978-922-1008 | engageyourworld.org

Real Estate

Bruce Bain Realtor: Pinnacle Fine Homes & Investments Cell: 978-884-2067 | Office: 978-283-8707 | bruce.bain@comcast.net

Churchill Properties 49 Union Street, Manchester-By-The-Sea | 978-884-9904 | churchillprop.com

Seasons of Danvers 44 Summer Street Danvers, MA | 978-777-0230 | seasonsofdanvers.com

Funeral Homes

James C. Greely Funeral Home 212 Washington Street, Gloucester | 978-283-0698 | www.greelyfuneralhome.com

Burgess and Mackey Funeral Home 201 Main Street, Rockport | 978-546-6773 | www.greelyfuneralhome.com

Construction/Maintenance Companies

Costello Construction & Remodeling, Inc 185 John Wise Avenue Essex, MA 01929 | 978-768-7015 | costelloconstruction.us

East Coast Tire & Auto Repair 107 Eastern Avenue, Gloucester | 978-283-1131 | www.eastcoasttire.com • “At East Coast Tire, we have any brand tire for your car, light truck, or SUV. We also specialize in brakes, exhaust, tune-ups, suspension work, oil changes and more.”

Geoffrey H. Richon Company 19 Duncan Street, Gloucester | 978-283-6063 | www.ghrichon.com • “At GHRCo we work closely with our clients to create a spirit of collaboration that ensures our clients’ needs are being valued. From initial consultation and planning, and on into construction, we strive to put our building expertise to work for our clients in every detail on every project.”

Glover’s Floor Covering, Inc. 18 Whittemore Street, Gloucester | 978-283-3940 | www.gloversfloors.com • “Transform your home with the beauty of wood, the warmth of carpet, the timeless artistry of ceramic tile, or the ease of maintenance of vinyl & laminate. You’ll find everything you need to make your floors spectacular at Glover’s Floor Coverings. And a warm and beautiful floor makes a warm and beautiful home.” Open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Saturday 9am-4pm.

Manchester Electric, LLC Manchester, MA | 978-526-1194 | www.manchesterelectricllc.com • “Maintain access to safe electricity with help from our electrical contractors in Manchester, Massachusetts. Since 1989, Manchester Electric LLC has provided reliable, friendly service for commercial, industrial, and residential customers. We are your local authority on installations and repairs throughout the Cape Ann and North Shore areas. For all of your security and safety concerns, we deliver the best alarms, detectors, and generators on the market. We are a full-service electrical contractor that provides all types of electrical services for the most affordable rates. Because we offer fast service, in most cases we are able to respond to your requests in one hour.”

Whitmarsh Lock & Safe 800-696-1913 | http://www.whitmarshlock.com/index.htm • “Whitmarsh Lock & Safe opened its doors in 1913. Our mission statement was to provide the best possible service and value to give homeowners a peace of mind that they were safe and secure inside their own home. The same goal is alive today, with our 3rd generation company. Not only do we provide the best possible locks to our customers, but we care about each customer’s safety and security for all types of property. No matter where you live, having a good quality lock is very important for your security and safety. With over 3 generations of locksmith experience and knowledge, we know exactly how to install any style of lock. Why have a nice home and install just any lock or deadbolt? Our philosophy is to install the best possible lock and still fit in your budget. You and your family rely on that lock to protect you from invasion and for your security.”