Monthly Archives: February 2014

Pooper Scooper

Hi Joey. While enjoying a beautiful morning at Good Harbor Beach, I came across a cool & groovy neighbor making the beach a better place. How can the beach be better  you might ask? Well when it is not covered in poop it is a lovelier place for all. Jim Dowd arrived today with his son, dog, shovel & bucket.
Thank you Jim!!
#hippooperscooper

See you soon!
Muffy

Gail Byrnes Icicle Photos

Hi Joey,
Here are some photos of icicles I took over the past week or so…  Here’s hoping that spring is right around the corner.

Thanks!
Gail

Cousin Lynanne’s Masterpiece For The Governors Academy Dance Company

PrintWhenever their is a special occasion in the family, we all call cousin Lynanne to  create a special masterpiece for the celebration.  She has an incredible talented, unlike anyone I know, and is truly an artist in the kitchen.  Look what she created for my daughter Amanda and her dance mates at the Governors Academy for their Winter Dance Performance weekend Celebration! 

Governors Winter Dance cake 2014

Thank you Lynanne…The Dance Company is going to love it!

 

FROM:  Amy Kerr;

Raise Money for Ocean Alliance through Goodsearch

 

GoodsearchIt’s easy and free to raise money for Ocean Alliance by using Goodsearch for your internet searches and shopping. When you sign up and choose Ocean Alliance as your cause, Goodsearch will donate every time you search or shop at no cost to you.

Go to the Goodsearch website  to register. Goodsearch uses a Yahoo-powered search engine and if you set it up as your web browser homepage you’ll never forget to use it for all of your searches. You’ll even see your donations adding up as you use it.

GoodshopThere are lots of other ways to raise money for Ocean Alliance besides just web searches. By shopping online through Goodshop  a percentage of all your purchases from participating stores go to OA. These include Amazon, Home Depot, Apple, Lands End, Priceline and The Gap, just to name a few.

Other ways to raise money for Ocean Alliance include:

  • Gooddining  Dine out at your favorite restaurants and earn donations
  • Goodsurveys  Raise money by completing surveys in your spare time
  • Goodswipe  Earn donations just by using your debit or credit card at participating stores
  • Goodtravel  register and earn donations from your hotels, airlines and car rental services
  • Goodgames  Earn donations just by playing games

Thank you for supporting our work by participating in Goodsearch,

Parmesan Potatoes

Print

parm 1

Parmesan Potatoes~ One of my son BJ’s most favorite side dishes!  He would happily eat these potatoes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  BJ requested them last night as a side dish for he and his friend Williams’ Fried Muddica Chicken,  Zucchini fries, and Parmesan potato dinner.

Dinner…Before 2 teenage boys stuck a fork in it….

dinner before

And … 

the after

I think it’s safe to say they enjoyed their dinner!  For Step-by-Step recipe details click see more Read more

New England Boat Show Starts Right Now! Feb 22 to Mar 2

This morning 10AM the official start of spring in New England! Type in 415 Summer St, Boston into your GPS and get over to the BCEC right now! Go smell the fresh fiberglass of powerboats, sailboats, shiny stainless steel accessories and marine electronics. You know you need a new anchor, new LED lights, new fishing lure, new depth gauge, new side scan sonar, new boat gizmo of some kind!.

New England Boat Show website. Cape Ann is represented at the boat show. Rubber Duck has a quick tip. Go straight there and buy tickets at the door. The one thing you want to bring is a floor map (click here). Before you go just find all the booths you do not want to miss and circle them. It’s a big show so you might miss something.

Rubber Duck has circled: Brown’s Yacht Yard booths 1850 & 1852, Cape Ann Marina booths 221 & 223, J & L Welding & Machine booth 150. One more link: Jeff Amero of J & L saves his best photos for his Facebook page here where he posts works of art in aluminum.

Rubber Duck will be going Monday from 1 to 4 PM. Patrick Star will be there next Saturday March 1 from noon to 3PM. Bring your camera!

patrickstarmarch1

Saturdays,  February 22 & March 1,  10am–8pm
Sunday,      February 23,                  11am–6pm
Monday thru Friday,                          1pm–9pm
Sunday       March 2                        11am–5:30pm

Saturday February 22nd 2014 Cape Ann Forecast …

Marine Forecast ….
Clear / Calm smooth sailing !!!
Today: SW winds 10 to 15 kt…increasing to 15 to 20 kt this afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Tonight: SW winds 15 to 20 kt…diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Today SUN AND WARMTH!! 50’s!!!! Get out and Enjoy!!! That is all :)

Next week Polar Vortex ! Frigid and Snow possible ! ESP Wednesday !!! Have a great Weekend !!!

20140222-091440.jpg

20140222-091453.jpg

20140222-091505.jpg

For Those Of You Who Use Twitter a Client Other Than The Official Twitter App…

Which One Do You Use?

I use tweetcaster on my mobile devices and tweetdeck on my desktop computer. For some reason the official twitter apps hide the great “Retweet with comment” option I find so useful. For sharing stuff from the blog it lets me edit the tweet to include shoutouts to the people mentioned I the post.

My guess is that the unofficial Twitter clients provide so much more functionality that if the official twitter app offered those options it would probably tax the Twitter servers so much that it would bring down the system.

Anyway that’s my skeptical guess.

20140222-070528.jpg