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The Daily Traveler Chimes in On Gloucester’s Most Beautiful Lobster Trap Tree (and those other horribly misfigured Lobster trap trees from other places)

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This Is a Thing? Lobster Trap Christmas Trees Are Serious Business in New England

By Jennifer M. Wood

December 7, 2013, 11:00 AM

We’re always excited to discover a Christmas tree that isn’t a “tree” at all. Like the one made of wine bottles at Seattle’s Hotel Vintage Park, the 2,130-foot tall “tree” of lights on the side of Italy’s Mount Ingino, and Lithuania’s recycled plastic bottle spruce. But for more than a decade, a new holiday tradition has been brewing in some of New England’s most charming coastal towns: lobster trap Christmas trees. And the competition to build the best of the bunch has gotten heated. We’re not about to get in the middle of a friendly fishing village rivalry, but take a look at the different ways in which five towns are putting their personal stamps on the lobster trap tree trend.

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I believe we’ve already chimed in year after year on the matter-  the evidence is clear and the people have spoken.   Sane people prefer our Lobster Trap Tree decorated by sweet adoring children from the Gloucester Community with heart felt appreciation for our lobster industry and hard working fishermen to the abominations seen below.

Don’t forget to bring your children down to Art Haven to paint a buoy to adorn the tree.  That’s what separates our lobster trap tree from all those horribly disfigured monstrosity lobster trap trees up in Maine that are all simply  built out of generic traps and cheap pre-made ribbons imported from China and manufactured in sweat shops with unfair labor practices.

Here we go folks, the fourth year of our fair and balanced GMG Lobster Trap Tree poll-

Gloucester’s Lobster Trap Tree Decorated With Hand Painted Buoys By The Loving Appreciative Children Of Gloucester MA-

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Provincetown lobster trap tree adorned with cheap imported Chinese pre-made slave labor ribbons-

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Isn’t Provincetown where all the gays are?  I know the gays are better than this, much more creative and artistic.  Be better Provincetown, you’re not representing well here- at all.

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Then you got the terribly disfigured one from Maine where it looks more like a Christmas Spike than a Christmas Tree-

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2012 Freshwater Cove Annual Labor Day Cookout From Jerry Ackerman

Not to be outdone, the Fresh Water Cove Yacht Club rallied for a summer’s end celebration – the 12th annual, this year honoring Jimmy Lane , a Covie cut from the best of cloth – finest kind!

36th Annual Magnolia 5k Road Race Presser From Randy O’Neil

36th Annual Magnolia 5k Road Race

Online registration is underway for the 36th Annual Magnolia 5K Road Race.  The popular race, whose course includes scenic vistas along Magnolia’s coastline, will take place on Thursday, August 30th at 6:00 PM and is expected to draw some of the finest runners on the North Shore and beyond.  "This race has a great tradition and is a great way to kick off the Labor Day weekend for runners and spectators alike", states Doug Reny, one of the race’s organizers. 
The race is professionally timed by Yankee Timing with splits on every mile and several water stops.  The pre-race entry fee is $25 with registration and race results available on coolrunning.com.
$100 prizes are awarded to the top male and female runners and other prizes for winners of age brackets.  The first 100 Runners to register get a free T-shirt and there are fun post-race raffles for gift certificates and prizes.
"We are very pleased to again be associated with longtime sponsor Cape Ann Savings Bank as well as our new relationship with the Manchester Athletic Club", reports Reny. 
Prior to the 5K race is a 1K fun run that has proven to be very popular with first time racers of all ages.  Associated with both races is a raffle for EMC Club Tickets for a September Red Sox game donated by Giant Glass.   More information, course maps, registration to the 5K and 1K races  and on-line purchase of raffle tickets are all available at www.magnolialibrary.org Registration is also available on race day at the corner of Norman and Lexington Avenues in Magnolia. 100% of the proceeds go to the Magnolia Library and Community Center.

36th Annual Magnolia Road Race Info With Randy and JD

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36th Annual Road Race

5K Road Race and 1K Fun Run

Magnolia’s 36th Annual Road Race will be held Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 6:30pm. This 5K Race will be held rain or shine along a beautiful, scenic route in Magnolia. Proceeds from the Road Race benefit the Magnolia Library.

$20.00 Pre-entry fee for all entries post-marked by August 23, 2012.
$25.00 Fee after August 23, 2012 and on day of race.
$3.00 Fee for Fun Run/Walk.

Registration Information

You can register several ways:

1. Online at the following websites:
http://www.active.com
http://www.coolrunning.com

2. Register online here

3. Print the Registration form and mail:

Race Route

GLOUCESTER 54th ANNUAL SIDEWALK BAZAAR SCHEDULE OF EVENTS August 2nd, 3rd & 4th

GLOUCESTER 54th ANNUAL SIDEWALK BAZAAR
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
August 2nd, 3rd & 4th   
    9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

DAILY EVENTS:
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     Celebrating Downtown Gloucester:   Main Street retailers and restaurants are joined by crafters, artisans, and local non profits creating three fun-filled days for the whole family. Enjoy outdoor dining, live music and children’s activities along with the unique shopping experience.

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     INFLATABLE BOUNCIES:  Fun for all by Prime Time Party Zone  (located in the Blackburn parking lot).

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     FACE PAINTING various locations along Main Street

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     ROAMING RAILROAD:  Enjoy a ride on the Roaming Railroad.  All ages welcome. Starts in the West End.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    PUPPET SHOWS brought to you by North Shore Bible Church and Faith Christian School. 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4th
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.     TWISTED MAGIC:  Juggling, Magic and Balloon Creations. Performances all along Main Street

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.    CREATIVE ART ACTIVITIES:   Brought to you by Cape Ann Art Haven

1:00 p.m.     DANCE PERORMANCE by Dawn’s School of Dance (Intersection of Hancock & Main Street)

10:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.    MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT Stop by the Park at Corner of Main & Porter Streets
    to enjoy a variety of musical entertainment.
    11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Annette Dion (Roots Rock)   
    12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Charlee Bianchini (singer/songwriter)
        2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. John Hicks (guitar, ukulele & vocals)
                                                       3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Ric St. Germain (Rhyme & Blues)
FRIDAY, AUGUST 5th
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    SNAKES:  Presented by the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team (Friday & Saturday)

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.     TWISTED MAGIC:  Juggling, Magic and Balloon Creations.  Performances all along Main Street

9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.        MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT:  Stop by the Park at Corner of Main & Porter Streets to
    enjoy musical entertainment.
        11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. John Hicks (guitar, ukulele & vocals)
        12:30 p.m. -1:00 p.m. Clara Mazo (10 yr old Violin Virtuoso)
    1:00 p.m. -2:30 p.m. The Sturdy Oaks Bluegrass Trio
        3:00 p.m. – 5:00 pm Ric St. Germain (Rhyme & Blues)

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.    CREATIVE ART ACTIVITIES:   Brought to you by Cape Ann Art Haven

2:00 p.m.     DANCE PERORMANCE by Ms. Tina’s School of Dance (Intersection of Hancock & Main Street)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6th
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    SNAKES:  Presented by the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm        TWISTED MAGIC: Juggling, Magic and Balloon Creations.  Performances all along Main Street

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    SIDEWALK CHALK ART:   Brought to you by Cape Ann Art Haven.

11:00 a.m.        MR. DEMETRI’S TAEK WO NDO:  Come watch a cool demonstration of Taek won do.
        (Intersection of Hancock & Main Street)

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.        MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT: Stop by the Park at Corner of Main & Porter Streets
    to enjoy a variety of musical entertainment.
    9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. J & C ENTERTAIMNENT DJ & Karaoke
    2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Bill Foley
    3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Annette Dion (Roots Rock)   

Cape Pond Ice’s 2011 Annual Father’s Day Contest

Cape Pond Ice’s 2011 Annual Father’s Day Contest

"Cool" Dads Make a Difference!

June 19, 2011

Maybe he is someone who spends time with you and listerns to your ideas and problems.

Maybe he always has an encouraging word.

Maybe he always goes above and beyond in his special way.

If he does, then NOMINATE your "Cool Dad!"

Lindsey & Neil Mathews 2009 Winner!

Submit an essay, including a picture of your "Coolest Dad," along with your name, address, and day and evening phone numbers — and don’t forget to tell us the name of your "Coolest Dad."

The Lucky Winner will receive……………

"The Cape Pond Ice Coolest Guys Around Collection!"

Long and short sleeve tee shirts, a hooded sweatshirt, a "cool" baseball hat and a few other "cool" surprises!

Send us your entries!

All essays must be submitted to us by June 10, 2011 to qualify.  The winner will be announced the week of June 13, 2011.

You can e-mail your essay to office@capepondice.com, mail it or drop it by:

104 Commercial St – Gloucester, MA 01930

All entries will receive a Cape Pond Ice Gift Certificate!

Thanks to the Good Morning Gloucester blog for another great shot of Cape Pond Ice!