Discussion of The Day- One Week In Market Basket Boycott, How’s It Affecting You?

 

Have you continued to shop at Market Basket?  Have you switched over to Shaws or Stop and Shop or Common Crow? How do you find the pricing and product selection at the places you have been shopping?

How strong is your resolve to support the Market Basket Employees in the face of higher prices at other supermarkets?

Leave a comment on this post describing how the Market Basket Boycott has been for you.

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Monday July 28th , 2014 Cape Ann Weather ..

Marine Forecast :
Today S winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt this afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog. Showers and tstms…mainly this morning. Some tstms may produce gusty winds and heavy rainfall. Vsby 1 nm or less… Increasing to 1 to 3 nm this afternoon.
Tonight SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog.

Weather Pod Cast :

http://www.spreaker.com:80/episode/4785515

Hourly Forecast :
Subject to change … Depending on Frontal positions …

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Community Stuff 7/28/14

Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum Presents: Maritime Capsules, a Movie and Discussion

Date: August 6, 2014

Location: Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main Street, Essex, MA 01929

Time: 7:30 pm

Cost: $8.00 Members, $10.00 Non-members

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Hi Joey,
Please share in GMG: my T’ai Chi classes & talks will change location, TBD.  We’ll have 2 more T’ai Chi classes at Lanesville Community Center (Tues 7/29 & 8/5 at 9 AM).  Onemore T’ai Chi class & talk in Magnolia this Wed 7/30, is from 7-9 PM. Contact me for details.
Thanks!
Amy Shapiro 

2014 Rhumbline Striper Tourney pics and results From Matt Ayer

Hey Joey,

The 2014 Rhumbline Striper Tournament was completed yesterday and attached are some photos of the winners and Fred handing out prizes. It was a slow day of fishing with many of the “heavy hitters” being shutout and not even weighing in a fish, but everyone always has a blast at the Rhumbline and the food and festivities weren’t suppressed at all by a little rain. Of course Fred (as always) had a great bunch of raffle prizes and kept the crowd entertained.

Here are your winners:

1st Place – Herb White – 30.66 pounds

2nd Place – Roger Brisson – 22.90 pounds

3rd Place – Domenic SanFilippo – 14.72 pounds

Hope everyone comes out again next year!

Thanks,
Matt

Thank You So Much to Our Friends, New and Old, of the HarborWalk!

American Lady Butterfly New York Ironweed Gloucester house HarborWalk ©Kim Smith 2014Thank you Beth, Lynn, Frieda, Catherine, Mary Jo, Lise, Susan, Deborah, and Roger for a super meeting and weeding this morning. Thank you to all our newest “Friends of the HarborWalk” members who, although could not make it this morning, have expressed interest in helping.

If you would like to join the Friends of the HarborWalk, please email me at kimsmithdesigns@hotmail.com. In September I am giving a close-up photo workshop, in the garden, to all our Friends of the HarborWalk members. Date to be determined.

You do not need to be an expert gardener to join. Membership is open to all, and we’ll give you on-the-job training, no worries!

Note to Lucinda: I could not retrieve your email address from the comments. Please send me an email and I will add you to the mailing list. Thank you.

American Lady Butterfly New York Ironweed -2 ©Kim Smith 2014Look who joined us while weeding and meeting this morning at the gardens, an American Lady Butterfly (Vanessa virginiensis), and she was nectaring from the ginromously tall New York Ironweed (Veronia noveboracensis), a true North American native beauty and fabulous source of nectar for butterflies and bees. 

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Celebrate Gloucester Update: John Sebastian Concert Rescheduled

Due to a scheduling conflict, we have moved the Celebrate Gloucester Benefit Concert featuring John Sebastian to Saturday, September 13 at the UU Meetinghouse.  Get tickets here.

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This is one more example of how things often work out despite my frustration when I found out about the conflict.  The UU Meetinghouse a fitting venue given that this concert helps raise money for its restoration and the acoustics are excellent.  But with no air conditioning, it wouldn’t have worked for an August concert.  However, it’s perfect for September when the average high is 72 and low is 55 (it might be a little chilly at 8pm on the water that time of year) and the cushioned pews are quite comfortable.

This concert is a perfect opportunity to experience the music that helped define a generation up close and personal.  Here’s a video of John Sebastian at Woodstock (45 years ago this August):

It’s Sunday…Time To Make The Sugu!

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Ok…Who has the Sunday Sugu Simmer on the stove?

For Sunday Sauce Sauce “Sugu” recipe see Page # 72 in my Cookbook “Gifts Of Gold In A Sicilian Kitchen with Sista Felicia; Harvest”

Sista Felicia’s Favorite Kitchen Gadget of the Week

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Last night we ended an awesome beach day with S’mores.  Our Twins BJ & Amanda have been make S’mores year round using one of their very own favorite Kitchen Gadgets, The  Casa Moda “S’mores” Maker made by Lifetime Brands. Several people have inboxed messages inquiring about this gadget, and to be honest we have had it for so many years that I don’t remember where we purchased it, or how much we paid for it but what we can tell you is that is AWESOME! It’s fun, easily transports, can be used in or outdoors with little mess and fuss.   Some Amazon.com reviews were not in favor of this handy gadget, but we love ours and have used it successfully countless times for several years.  I was a little shocked by the price, on Amazon, and highly doubt I paid that price years ago.  I would encourage looking further online for a better price, because It’s definitely a Kitchen Gadget must have for all ages! 

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We Released The Rare Yellow Lobster We Had At The Dock This Morning After It Had Released Its Eggs While In Our Tank.

We Released The Rare Yellow Lobster We Had At The Dock This Morning After It Had Released Its Eggs While In Our Tank.

About a month ago we released the blue one and the quadruple clawed one for the very same reason.  A good lesson for the kids to learn about sustainability in the lobster industry.  Hated to see that rare lobster leave the dock but at least my girls got to witness it.

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Lunch at the Emerson Inn

A few weeks ago my sister (Painter Barb) and her husband Robert visited us in Rockport. We discovered that our neighbor, the Emerson Inn by the Sea, was open for lunch in the summer. The convenience was only equalled by the tasty food. We marked the occasion by eating a platter of Darmariscotta oysters, seafood luncheon entries, and a good sit on the open porch. http://www.emersoninnbythesea.com/amenities.htm

A few weeks ago my sister (Painter Barb) and her husband Robert visited us in Rockport. We discovered that our neighbor, the Emerson Inn by the Sea, was open for lunch in the summer. The convenience was only equalled by the tasty food. We marked the occasion by eating a platter of Darmariscotta oysters, seafood luncheon entries, and a good sit on the open porch. http://www.emersoninnbythesea.com/amenities.htm

Part of the restaurant at the Emerson Inn is called the Veranda, a screened in dining area with adjoining open porch with rocking chairs. It all overlooks the Atlantic Ocean.

Part of the restaurant at the Emerson Inn is called the Veranda, a screened in dining area with adjoining open porch with rocking chairs. It all overlooks the Atlantic Ocean.

The grounds of the Emerson have beautiful plantings, benches, and a pool.

The grounds of the Emerson have beautiful plantings, benches, and a pool.

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