Monthly Archives: October 2012

Janet Rice Takes My Advice and Buys The Sony NEX-5N Here Are Her Photos

Janet Writes

Thanks for the recommendation. I am having fun and hopefully will get better with practice!

Best-Janet(Rice)

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Here’s the camera- The Sony NEX-5N which I paid over $650 for last year and now can be purchased for $498 with no tax and a no questions asked return policy on Amazon.

I can’t recommend this small powerhouse of a camera enough.  Love mine!

Gloucester Sports- O’Maley Field Hockey Still Undefeated !!!! Come Cheer at Their Last Game!

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Marcy Plante writes-

Joey,

The O’Maley girls field hockey team are playing with their heart and soul. Each player is contributing to the wins and cheering their hearts out.

UNDEFEATED with 51 goals scored this season, 12-0.

Last game is home,  Monday October 29, 2012 4:00. The team would like to invite the community to come to the field and cheer them.

Just a few pictures of the O’Maley Field Hockey Team on their TEAM building
year end celebration!!
They celebrated by being driven by a party bus limo into Boston, then had
lunch at Fire and Ice and to top it went to the Georgetown Cupcake Factory.
What a GREAT DAY!!!What a GREAT TEAM!!!

 

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Clear History

Saw some of the crew today.  Actually Larry David waved to me from his car as I let his car passed.  Here are a couple of pictures of the equipment and those cute little cars.

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Breaking News: Official Notice From the Office Of Mayor Kirk Regarding Halloween and Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy Update: City of Gloucester Urges Children’s Halloween Celebrations for this Sunday, October 28th

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Gloucester, MA – Due to uncertainty surrounding the path of Hurricane Sandy and the potential severity of the storm in the community, Mayor Carolyn Kirk and the City of Gloucester announce that all residents are encouraged to celebrate Halloween “trick or treating” on Sunday, October 28th between the hours of 4pm and 6pm.

Weather forecasters are predicting favorable conditions on Sunday afternoon and early evening prior to the possible arrival of a storm on Monday and Tuesday. With Halloween falling on Wednesday, October 31, state and local public safety officials are concerned about the potential impacts of Sandy.

Depending on Sandy’s track, by Halloween, the city and residents may possibly be facing widespread power outages, downed limbs, and lingering rainfall. 

“Every child in the city and their families want to enjoy a safe Halloween tradition without the concern, confusion, or fear that a favorite holiday will be jeopardized by the storm, so we are urging neighbors to have children celebrate early in good weather, without concern for public safety issues that might arise as a result of the storm,” said Mayor Kirk.

As an alternative to trick or treating, there is a Halloween Party on Sunday from 2pm to 5pm at the Rose Baker Senior Center on Rogers Street.  The party is free to all of Gloucester’s children between the ages of 1 and 8.  Children must be accompanied by an adult, and there will be crafts, games, face painting, freeze frame dancing, and prizes for best costumes.  The party is sponsored by the Gloucester Downtown Association. 

The City made the decision to celebrate Halloween early in consultation with Gloucester public safety officials and after receiving an updated weather report from the National Weather Service. City officials have remained in contact with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency on Friday to ensure the most up-to-date information related to Hurricane Sandy.

Korean Daisy and Pollen-dusted Bee

Blooming today are the gorgeous Korean daisies. From a tiny little rooted-cutting passed along from a friend, we have masses and masses of these old-fashioned beauties. I share them with all my clients and not only do they love them for late season color and fragrance, but so do the bees and butterflies on the wing in autumn.

Click to view larger to see the pollen clinging to its eyes and body.

Chrysanthemum ' Single Apricot Korean'Korean Daisy (Chrysanthemum ‘Single Apricot Korean’) and Pollen-dusted Bee

Tonight Last Night To Take Advantage Of Cape Ann Restaurant Week- Clickable Menus Here!

Here you can find all the menus and help decide which joint you are gonna go to take advantage of the ridiculous deals-

Pix Fix Three Course  Menus for $33.12 or $25.12

Don’t be a dope, take advantage.  These are stupid crazy awesome prices for these meals and tonight’s the last night!!

Sponsored by The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce!

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Two rising stars coming to Rockport next weekend

Colorado native Megan Burtt returns to Cape Ann to perform with Boston-based Amy Black at the Old Sloop Coffeehouse next Saturday, November 3.  I could tell you how good they are, but I’ll let the videos speak for themselves.

As you’ll see in this video I shot last year when Megan performed with Chelsea Berry, her stories are as entertaining as her songs — and this song will send chills up your spine!

More Megan Burtt videos here.

Over 3 dozen live shows to choose from this weekend (see complete live music listings here).  Better get out there before the storm hits!

Sista Felicia’s Caramelized Onion & Apple Stuffed Pork Loin

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Ingredients:
2  1 ½ lb. pork loin
1 Gala apple
½ Granny Smith apple
1 medium sweet Vidalia onion
1 lb. thick sliced maple bacon
½ cup Panko bread crumbs
1 ½ tablespoon dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt,
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
¾ cup Pure Maple Syrup
2 tablespoons salted butter

Directions:
Step 1: butterfly cut each pork loin, reserve on a clean work surface
Step 2: peel, core, and dice apples in ¼ inch bite size pieces reserve
Step 3:  slice onion into 1/8 inch slices, reserve
Step 4: in a medium size frying pan melt butter over a high heat
Step 5: add reserved onion,1/4 teaspoon  salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper to frying pan, cook one minute over high heat, then lower heat to medium/low and continue to cook 10minutes or until onions are golden in color but not browned
Step 6: add apples and continue to cook 5 minutes, remove from heat, reserve in a bowl, allowing to mixture to cool 5
Step 7: divide mixture in half and stuff each pork loin with apple onion mixture
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Step 8: fold each stuffed pork loin back together tucking any stuffing back inside and roll it onto its side
Step 9: starting at one end warp bacon strips around pork loin slightly overlapping bacon strips, securing strips tightly around pork will keep stuffing secured during the baking process

 

Step 10: season each pork loin with ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon  pepper, and transfer to a large parchment line glass baking dish
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Step 11: Drizzle pure maple syrup over the tops of both pork loins
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Step 12: bake in a preheated 375 degree oven 35 minutes
Step 13: reset oven to a high heat broil setting and broil for 5 minutes or until bacon becomes crisp
Step 14: remove from oven and allow pork loins to rest for 15 minutes before slicing into 1 inch slices
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*Note: to serve, drizzle with warmed pure maple syrup accompanied with creamy mashed potatoes, rice or couscous
Enjoy!

Topside Grille Release Party For New Cocktail Menu Tonight!

Doug From Topside Grille writes-

Hello everyone and Happy Friday :) Tonight we are throwing a release party for our new fall cocktail menu. Every specialty drink will be $6 tonight starting at 8:00pm at the Topside Grill. So come on down and start your Halloween festivities the right way with Kathleen McCarthy and Tyler Testaverde behind the bar :)

Dont force it, just "fall" in love with our new signature cocktails like a bacon infused bourbon old fashion or a johnny appleseed. Whether you like strong drinks or something a little sweeter we have the drink for you!
Plus, since the weather is about to get dark n stormy with this hurricane coming, have one of ours with homemade citrus ginger beer and Goslings Black Seal Jamacian Rum.
See you all there :)

Shots from Hurricane Irene

Shots from Hurricane Irene

New Offer From Manchester Athletic Club Only 1 Dollar Gets You Zero Joining Fee and The Rest Of November Free Membership

Ridiculous for The Athletic Club with the most to offer among in all of the North Shore.  One Dollar.

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Normally it would cost you $129 to join.  With the One Dollar Deal you save all that plus get the rest of November FREE!  Seriously??????  How do you not take advantage of that deal?

Call the MAC today, it’s where my family gets their fitness on.  978-526-8900

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Here’s the website Manchester Athletic Club

Back from France…

… but due to travel all day yesterday I haven’t had time to get a new photo ready for today. So here’s an oldie but goodie from my archive of fall colors.

I took this photo at the seminary where I used to teach in New York.

- Fr. Matthew Green

Poll- Does Hurricane Sandy Take The Dead Rockport Finback Whale Back to Sea

Photo from Victoria Gamage-

Finback Whale off of Rockport Beach

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