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Lights Out !

Tweet Tweet Tweet….Smash!!! Poor little guy Just flew into the window :0(

The Big, BIG STRUM Saturday, October 4, 2014 @ The Gloucester House 63 Rogers Street Gloucester, MA Doors @7pm


Purchase tickets ($20-advance, $25-at the door)
The Gloucester House – 978-283-1812
Gloucester Music – 978-281-4874

You have just crossed over…into the Twilight Zone


A parallel world, very similar to ours here in Gloucester, exists in Bayfield, WI, on the shores of Lake Superior. It has Bodin Fisheries, a commercial fishing boatyard, and even a bar called the Rum Line. Check out Bodin’s “Wild Caught Lake Superior U.S.A.” product list: If you’re tired of cod and halibut, try Bodin’s Burbot or whole whitefish.

Tuesday September 16th , 2014 Cape Ann Weather ..

Marine Forecast :
Tue S winds around 5 kt. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tue Night SW winds around 5 kt…becoming NW after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Pod Cast Weather :

Hourly Forecast :



Phyllis A To Participate In Trails and Sails

Hi Joey,

Would you please post this information about our Maritime Saturdays during the Trails and Sails Weekends?

This is the first year we have participated in the Essex National Heritage Area’s Trails and Sails weekends and would love to make sure everyone knows we will be there to welcome anyone interested in finding out about Gloucester’s oldest fishing vessel!

Thank you Again!!!


Gloria Parsons


Phyllis A. Marine Association

Mission: To promote the gill net fishing industry through the display and preservation of the fishing vessel Phyllis A.


News from councilor McGeary

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Important forum: Sea Level Rise on Cape Ann

Dear Friends:

I would like to invite you to an important forum on Wednesday evening.

As you are doubtless aware, rapid climate change and rising sea levels are already an issue for those of us living on the coast. Whether it’s “superstorms” like Hurricane Sandy or rising flood insurance rates, we are already feeling its effects.

The forum, entitled “Sea Level Rise on Cape Ann,” is important to all of us.

The keynote speakers are Dr. David Burdick and Dr. Paul Kirshen of the University of New Hampshire, both of whom are researchers into the effects of climate change. The forum is sponsored by Friends of Good Harbor, Maritime Gloucester and Salem Sound Coastwatch.

The event will be held at the Elks at Bass Rocks on Atlantic Road on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Full details on the presentation and the participants are available by clicking here:

I will be attending and I encourage all of you to join me there.

Very truly yours,


Something You’d Never Have Heard One of My Grandmothers Say…

Please allow me to paint a picture for you……

A somewhat crisp, early afternoon on a late summer day….

Children gather all over Evan’s Field in Rockport, families in tow, with a rainbow of colors representing the various teams that make up our little Rockport Youth Soccer League.  Couldn’t be sweater, really.

The boys and I took Marlin, our German Shorthaired Pointer, to Finn’s early morning Kick Start Soccer Program and let him sniff the other dogs and then have a good romp around the field once the youngest players had scattered. We took a stroll down the dirt road and waved to the horses grazing in the field.

With just enough time to get home, regroup, and grab our bikes….we were off for Game #2.  The boys are new to riding their bikes across town.  I’m not going to lie, I slightly panic that Finn is going to swerve, fall off the curb accidentally, and get struck by a car.  I’m trying to be less nervous…and they LOVE riding down South Street, through town, up Broadway, past the train tracks, and to the ball field.  So, we do it.

Thatcher is a hockey player first and foremost, but he’s been loving soccer so far this season too.  He has a fantastic coach and is a totally different player than he was just one year ago.  I was just settling in after getting Finn a snack and watching him wander up the hill to pat a super cute puppy.  I was enjoying a bit of a “my boys are pretty awesome….and things are getting easier as they’re growing up a bit” moment.

And then, Thatcher and another kid collided. Thatcher tripped, totally fine, but was on the ground fumbling with his cleat that had fallen off. The other child was also fine…and kindly took a second to turn around to check on Thatcher.  As I was thinking, “That’s sweet….good job….way to check out the other player” my thoughts were quickly interrupted.

The grandmother of the other player shouted, “Don’t look back to see if he’s ok. Who cares.”  I was flabbergasted.  My first though was, “He’s fine, your kid isn’t that tough.”  My second was, “Shame on you, lady.”

Seriously….shame on her.

I don’t really straddle the fence of Helicopter Parentville.  I’m, as many people can attest, a pretty tough parent.  I expect my boys to be polite, I don’t tolerate too much crappy behavior, and I offer up plenty of constructive criticism.  I love them more than I ever knew humanly possible, but I don’t sugarcoat, and I expect them to be accountable and good kids.

While I wan’t compelled for even a second to run down and check on Thatcher….because A) he was fine and B) it is more my nature to let the coach assess the situation and summon me if necessary… I was still horrified by her “Who Cares” assertion.  I mean, really. Who cares?  Is that really what any of us want to teach our children.  That is exactly the type of response I hope that my boys NEVER have as they continue to grow and live their lives.  I hope that they always care.

As a parent, as a teacher, and as someone who hopes my kids are, above anything else kind, sympathetic, and compassionate to their friends, their classmates, their teammates, and even strangers, I was sad.

What did I do, you may ask.  Not much.  I’ve been regretting my lack of reaction all weekend.  I simply looked over my shoulder, made eye contact with the mother of the child, and said, “Wow.”


2014 Fish Box Derby Pics and Results From Melissa Cox

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Live Racing!!! FISH BOX DERBY!!!!!

Get down town and see some fast cars!! Runs from 12-3pm. (these are trial run pictures)

Peep Alex Golizzi’s Ride!



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