Well that was rather abrupt! Papa Gino’s Abruptly Shuttered!

Reports from workers who were let go by the company indicated as many as 49 stores were shuttered by the company.

The company, which previously boasted approximately 150 stores across New England, showed only 97 locations on its website Sunday.

This reported by WCVB

Mile Marker Restaurant

Good Morning Gloucester

I enjoyed my dining experience at the Mile Marker recently. I was there for a late lunch/early dinner so it was pretty quiet but I was happy with the menu variety, the service and the atmosphere. The view just makes me smile. As I told GMG Jimmy, this one is getting placed into the rotation as we are often looking for that late afternoon meal.

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A formal Japanese Tea Ceremony and fundraiser, in memory of Tina Ketchopulos!

A formal Japanese Tea Ceremony and fundraiser,  in memory of Tina Ketchopulos! 


Fundraiser for Open Door, Cape Ann Animal Aid and Reids Ride.

Afternoon Tea (soup, sandwiches and sweets provided too.)


Tina Ketchopulos would have turned 69 this November 2nd. Tina touched, and continues to touch the hearts of many. We are celebrating Tina’s Legacy with a fundraiser in her name. Please join us!

The Celebration Includes:

  • Formal Japanese Tea Ceremony Demonstration (Tea Instructors from MIT)
  • A Celebration of Tina’s Life
  • 5O/5O Raffle
  • Raffle Items (Restaurants, Artwork, Reiki, Massage, Whale Watch and More!)
  • Afternoon Tea (soup, sandwiches and sweets)

Net proceeds will be donated Cape Ann Animal Aid, The Open Door, and Reid’s Ride …, in honor and memory of Tina. Additional donations can be made via check written to one of these three charities, with ‘Tea for Tina’ written in the memo. Raffle tickets may be purchased at the event.

Please share photos and memories to share and remember Tina by. Email by October 25th: dreamtimewellness@gmail.com

No Refunds: If you purchase a ticket but are unable to attend, the money will be donated in your name to one of these three charities, in memory of Tina.

Note: If you cannot attend but wish to donate in Tina’s memory, contact us to make off-line, tax deductable donations to one of the three above mentioned charities.

Conact us with any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Planning Committee for a ‘Tea for Tina,’

Kathleen Hitchcock, Karen Pischke, Joan Pohas, Deb Sacco

Triple C at Tonno

Good Morning Gloucester

For the entire month of October, in honor of Anthony’s sister, Christina Cathleen Caturano, Tonno Gloucester, Tonno Wakefield, and Prezza Boston, joined with Cappella Restaurant, will be donating 100% of the proceeds from their Triple C cocktail  to the Zakim Fund in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.

Triple C

Ketel Citroen, St. Germain, Fresh Grapefruit, Muddled Basil, and Simple Syrup

I enjoyed one last night and it was beyond delicious.


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Jennifer Sanford’s Bonne Bouche Catering Taking Over Former Happy Belly/ Alchemy Spot on Duncan Street! @jsanfordBBC

This is what I got so far-


Bonne Bouche Caterers takes a unique approach to each client, customizing menus to fit the client’s needs and budget. In addition, every dish prepared is made fresh to order, using locally grown and procured produce, meat, seafood, and dairy.  Bonne Bouche specializes in modern as well as rustic cooking, with a nod to various cultural influences—Asian, Latin, Mediterranean, French, and Italian—and, of course, American. With more than 12 years of experience, Jen Sanford’s staff provides the confidence, creativity, and expertise to ensure every detail is attended to, making each client’s event a success.