Monthly Archives: December 2011
Every Day Leading Up To Christmas We Will be Bringing You A Different Gloucester Retailer’s Best Gift Giving Ideas. Here’s Lara at The Dress Code
Does anyone find this vaguely reminiscent of Lennart Nilsson’s magnificent in utero images that appeared in LIFE in 1965?
Please be our guest at the Rocky Neck Art Colony’s Winter Show Reception
Saturday, December 3, 5-7pm, 130 Main St, downtown Gloucester
Meet the Artists and enjoy appetizers and libations from our generous sponsors.
RECEPTION : SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 5-8pm
Kathleen Gerdon Archer
Kerry (Katherine) Mullen
As an annual tradition dating back centuries, Santa Claus rides into Rockport Harbor on a fishing boat, and then makes his way to Dock Square to light the tree. This is no mall Santa but the real thing!!
The day we have all been waiting for!
Saturday, December 3rd. Santa arrives at 3:45PM and the tree lighting is at 4PM in Dock Square.
Last year’s tree:
Wait for it. Bam! That just happened! Check out all the people in the audience as I stuck the two photos together. Hopefully you are using a browser that allows moving gifs. Some people disappear. Magic Santa!
Plan your strategy for where to be by reading the coverage from the past two years:
Christmas in Rockport website for much more info on the whole run up to the big day.
This morning I stopped by Toad Hall Bookstore and was reminded of the many happy hours spent there with our children. Both kids are wonderful readers and I was able to deposit them down the enchanting spiral stairwell leading to the cozy children’s reading room while I perused books on the main floor. The proprietor’s son Reeve is a few years older than our son, and Amy always knew just the right adventure book to recommend for Alex. I’ll never forget the midnight Alex and I drove to Toad Hall to pick up a reserved copy of the eagerly anticipated latest edition of Harry Potter. Nancy was dressed head to toe in witches garb and “spooky” refreshments were served. Alex stayed up all night reading, finishing the 400-plus-page book the following day, and has read and reread all the Harry Potter books countless times. He was fortunate to be exposed to Harry Potter at a very young age; before he could read them himself, his sister Liv was reading Harry Potter books to him. Liv’s current reading list (copied from her blog): A Spy in the House of Love – Anais Nin, Letters to a Young Poet – Rilke, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter – Carson McCullers, Howard’s End – E.M. Forster, Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy. Fostering in your child a love for reading and for books is a gift that will keep giving throughout their entire lives. My mother did that for me and for my siblings by reading to us constantly, taking us to the library, supplying us with plenty of batteries for reading-by-flashlight-under-the-covers, and always very well-chosen books under the Christmas tree and for birthdays. I will never forget the several times my mom let me stay home from school to read a book that I could not put down. I don’t recall the name of the books, but will always remember that she thought reading was worth skipping an occasional day of school!
Visit Toad Hall’s Facebook page — you’ll find a 10% OFF coupon there that you can use between now & Christmas.
More about Toad Hall as well as a story about moles, voles, and holes found on my blog Kim Smith Designs
Hey pay attention! Final Clue Look Good/Feel Good Give-Away .
See the final question in today’s video (click picture to see video) The contest is sponsored by Sunbanque. It’s the Look Good/Feel Good $200 give-away, including tanning, hair, nails & fitness. (This would be a great GIFT) Here is how it works:
- Click here to see today’s video
- If you missed a video Click here to see the full week
- click the ANSWER LINK under the video to give us your answers
- The FIRST person with the 5 correct answers wins the $200 Look Good/Feel Good Give-Away from Sunbanque. GOOD LUCK!
Hey I’m playing The Dog Bar http://dogbarcapeann.com/ tomorrow night (9 to 12) with Brian Haley on percussion….also playing the Rhumbline http://www.therhumbline.com/ Sunday night (8 to 11) solo with a guest or two!
And now you can Kiss My Ass Goodbye, Part Two!
A few months ago I received an email informing me of my good luck in winning A UK Lottery for 1.5 million British Pounds.
I sent them all my personel information like they requested. Like my; Social security Number, date of Birth, etc….. They keep telling me I should be getting that check in the mail soon.
But I can’t believe my good Fortune. I won another 1 Million British Pounds. Here’s the Email I got:
You are a winner in the ongoing UK-National Lottery Promo, you have been approved to paid the total sum of One million pounds to you in your location. For more information kindly contact your claims director Barrister Peter Jonathan with his information below:
Barrister Peter Jonathan
Name: Barrister Peter Jonathan
Your Claims Information
Krigholm Ann-Christin (Uk)
PUNTA CANA HERE WE COME!
It seems I’m specializing in sunrises and sunsets recently, but they have just been so beautiful, I can’t resist!
Sunday, December 11, 2pm-4pm at Gloucester. T Max will share his knowledge about the guitar in hoping to get beginner guitars off in the right direction to make their experience with the instrument more gratifying. Bring your guitar and questions. $3 donation.
Pete Mondello sold his old scallop dredge which he long ago sold his permits for to some guys from New Bedford. This meant we needed to get it out of the yard and up over the rail of a pick up truck into it’s bed safely without it coming crashing down and smashing the sides of the truck to bits.
We did it without incident. Video at the bottom.
Here’s an awesome video of a scallop dredge deployed over the side of a boat and working in the ocean from udcshel-
proud mom Jen reports
The Senior Running Back was the force behind a powerful Fisherman rushing attack in 2010. Shairs rushed for 31 TD’s for the Fishermen in 2010, including two at Gillette Stadium in Gloucester’s Division 1A Super Bowl win over Bridgewater-Raynham.