Monthly Archives: January 2014

Eleanor White Has Some Nice Things To Say

Dear Good Morning Gloucester:  Learned about this site just a short time ago from a dear friend, and former resident of Gloucester, here in the Monterey Bay area.  I’m hooked on this publication now,  and can’t wait for your publication to hit my mailbox daily.

I grew up in North Andover, Mass and spent many summers with a dear friend and her family in Wingaersheek Beach.  Can’t stop thinking about the great times I spent there.  

Is the Paper House still standing!!!  Oh, how I loved that tour :)

Seeing the photos and reading the stories brings me back and makes me smile.

Thank you for your publication and reminding me how beautiful life was in paradise.

Eleanor White

Pebble Beach, California

Painting Buoys

I want to Thank Rebecca Borden, from Art Haven/ The Hive, for helping me with instructions on how to paint the buoys.  Since my grandchildren could not be in Gloucester the day of painting we decided to paint them last weekend in Maine.  They had a ball painting them.  Here is a picture of the buoys all painted.

Avery, age 2, dressed to paint the buoys.

January 4, 2014 2 year old Avery painting her buoy

 

January 4, 2014 buoy

Ushers Needed at Larcom Theatre in Beverly

We are looking for people who would like to help at the Larcom Theater for our 2014 Season.  See current shows here.  More will be announced soon.

Ushers get to see the show for free and help others enjoy their show experience!  Ushers assist our patrons in finding their assigned seats and provide playbills to patrons.  The ushers then take a seat in the theatre during the show in order to address any needs that audience members may have.

If you are interested please call Peter or Vickie at 978-525-9093. Larcom

Urad, and her Courageous Crew

The Urad was designed and built in Aalesund, Norway by Captain Ole Brude. He felt the vulnerable open lifeboats currently in use could be improved upon. He built the sail powered Urad of steel plate, 18' long, and 8' wide and deep: It was called an egg or a football. It could accommodate 40 passengers. On August 7th, 1904, he and three crewmen sailed from Norway to America. After a brief stop in Newfoundland, They beached on Pavilion Beach in Gloucester. Urad proved herself in several North Atlantic storms, the worst being off our coast. To read his account: http://books.google.com/books?id=TXYeAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA115&lpg=PA115&dq=urad+lifeboat&source=bl&ots=0gm2V8ILVt&sig=9n1aOg3ovzISHSlKmOGri0P7wqI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=2CHLUvjvDOO1sATD94GADQ&ved=0CE8Q6AEwCA#v=onepage&q=urad%20lifeboat&f=false

The Urad was designed and built in Aalesund, Norway by Captain Ole Brude. He felt the vulnerable open lifeboats currently in use could be improved upon. He built the sail powered Urad of steel plate, 18′ long, and 8′ wide and deep: It was called an egg or a football. It could accommodate 40 passengers. On August 7th, 1904, he and three crewmen sailed from Norway to America. After a brief stop in Newfoundland, They beached on Pavilion Beach in Gloucester. Urad proved herself in several North Atlantic storms, the worst being off our coast. To read his account: http://books.google.com/books?id=TXYeAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA115&lpg=PA115&dq=urad+lifeboat&source=bl&ots=0gm2V8ILVt&sig=9n1aOg3ovzISHSlKmOGri0P7wqI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=2CHLUvjvDOO1sATD94GADQ&ved=0CE8Q6AEwCA#v=onepage&q=urad%20lifeboat&f=false

This is an accurate replica of Urad, in a Norwegian driveway. It'll give you a good idea of what she looked like before being battered by the North Atlantic. Don't forget that this was supposed to be a lifeboat, not a transatlantic vessel. I think she proved herself, right?

This is an accurate replica of Urad, in a Norwegian driveway. It’ll give you a good idea of what she looked like before being battered by the North Atlantic. Don’t forget that this was supposed to be a lifeboat, not a transatlantic vessel. I think she proved herself, right?

Restaurants In Cape Cod Serving Icelandic Cod 3.1.2014

Restaurants In Cape Cod Serving Icelandic Cod
3.1.2014
Words by Nanna Árnadóttir

Due to fishing restrictions in New England, restaurants in Cape Cod have stopped serving local cod in favour of Icelandic cod.
Cod once sustained New England’s fishing industry, but in recent years, regulators have imposed severe catch limits on cod, and the fish remain scarce,
NPR reports.

For the entire story at the source click here

Thank you to rishays for submitting the link

Found Cat Info From Virginia McKinnon

This beautiful male orange cat was found on Friend Street on October 24, 2013.

All agencies were contacted. Found cat advertisement  was in the Times. 

Cat has a white bib, long tail with brown rings. He is very affectionate and playful.

Someone must be looking for him, as he is a very good cat. He has been checked out by a Vet and had all his shots. Any information to find his home, will be greatly appreciated. 

Carol's Cat

Community Photos 1/7/14

The Singing Seniors, a singing class taught by Jorgelina Zeoli (“Jayzee”) at the Rose Baker Senior Center in Gloucester, bring Christmas music to the residents at the Girdler House in Beverly. (December 20, 2013)


“Jayzee”, a free lance musician, inspirational author and Tai Chi instructor, is looking for funding in order to continue bringing the joy of the Singing Seniors into the community. She can be contacted atjayzee.miracles@gmail.com.


Photos Courtesy of Ray Spiecker and Judy Keith

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Hi Joey,

After being cooped up for the storm, I headed out to Cranes Beach check out the dunes and the surf.   

The snow on the dunes was laced with a marbling of sand which made for some quite interesting patterns.

Even the day after the storm ended, there was still a bit of surf, but the seagulls seemed to take it all in stride.

Mary Barker

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