The GMG Fitbit Challenge

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With so many of us starting to wear our Fitbits and with our New Year’s Resolutions to get into shape, how about doing a Fitbit Challenge?  Who is up for this challenge.  Wearing a Fitbit is a great motivator.  Who wants to join a weekly challenge?
Joey agreed to sponsor a Gloucester Beach Sticker Hoodie as a prize if we get 7 or more challengers and post our daily rankings.

Check out the details-

https://help.fitbit.com/articles/en_US/Help_article/Challenges-FAQs

GMG Navigation- Get Started Here. Subscribe, Find, See, Do. Immerse Yourself In The Good Morning Gloucester World.

Big time thanks to Jim Capillo, Becky Tober, Henry Cooper and Anthony Farenwald for taping GloucesterCast 167 at Cape Ann TV Thursday night-

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Sea Foam

Yesterday around 5:30 pm on Shore Road came across flying Sea Foam. So what is Sea Foam?    Definition from Wikipedia:  Sea foam, ocean foam, beach foam, or spume is a type of foam created by the agitation of seawater, particularly when it contains higher concentrations of dissolved organic matter (including proteins, lignins, and lipids)[1] derived from sources such as the offshore breakdown of algal blooms. These compounds can act as surfactants or foaming agents. As the seawater is churned by breaking waves in the surf zone adjacent to the shore, the presence of these surfactants under these turbulent conditions traps air, forming persistent bubbles that stick to each other through surface tension. Due to its low density and persistence, foam can be blown by strong on-shore winds from the beachface inland.

February 3, 2016 Light and fluffy

 

February 3, 2016 sea foam on Shore Road

 

 

Are You Seeing Red?

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With yesterday’s snow storm you may not have gotten out much, but if you had you may have noticed a lot of women wearing red for National Red Dress Day. 

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Heart disease remains the #1 Killer of men and women world-wide. Heart (cardiovascular) disease includes high blood pressure, heart attack (myocardial infarction,) abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia,) congestive heart failure (CHF,) stroke (cerebrovascular disease) and more.

February is ‘National Heart Month.’ Wear red this month to help bring awareness to heart disease, risk factors, and prevention. ‘Get your red on’ all month-long.

Recognize Warning Signs of a Heart Attack. Symptoms of a heart attack can be different in men and women (more subtle at times) and may include –

  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Pain in the upper body such as the neck, jaw, upper back, or arms
  • A squeezing feeling or tightness in the chest
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sweating
  • Nausea or…

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What a beauty of a morning after the snow

What a beautiful morning after the snow on Friday.  Could not wait to get out of bed to take a look around.

 

Week of February 7, 2016 – Sawyer Free Library

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Matz Gallery Artist for February: David Bover

DavidBoverArtist’s Statement :Fishing and the sea have defined Gloucester for centuries.  The sights and smells of the water and boats are everywhere.  I love roaming the docks in Gloucester to see what’s happening and perhaps capture a compelling image. These photographs attempt to convey some of the unique marine flavor of Gloucester – especially the rugged beauty of the city’s pride, its fishing boats.  And a few shots of the wide horizon’s grander view as well.  My focus is on light, color and pleasing patterns, on large or small scale. I hope you enjoy viewing these pictures as much as I’ve enjoyed making them.  Walk around Gloucester and check out the waterfront in person!    Biography: This show combines my lifelong passion for boats and the sea with the art of photography.  I first visited Gloucester during college, while in Boston for a work term at…

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John Theo’s new dystopian novel, mission trip (CLEAN READS, 2016) is now available where all e-books are sold

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In the year 2077, the United States has become a post-apocalyptic footnote in the world history books. The only place freedom still exists is in a shielded underwater city called The Atoll where a group of Christian refugees are trying to start over. The Atoll inhabitants are hated for their freedoms and hunted for their technology, but even in their protective bubble treachery still finds a way in.

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John Theo Jr. has been a freelance writer for over ten years publishing both fiction and non fiction. He holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. He is an adjunct professor at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts, where he teaches screenwriting. Mission Trip is his third full length novel. John lives on Cape Ann, Massachusetts with his family. 

Girl Scout Cookie Booth Sale Saturday, February 6 Ace Hardware Gloucester

***Girl Scout Cookie Booth Sale***

Be the popular guy at Sunday’s Superbowl and show up with cookies!

This Saturday, February 6, 2016

Ace Hardware, Gloucester 

9:30am to 12:00pm – $5/box

Help support a great group of girls as they learn goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and more!  $0.90/box stays with the troop for events, camp, badges and more!

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Cape Ann Economic Outlook Breakfast

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CHAMBER PRESENTS THE 2016 ECONOMIC OUTLOOK BREAKFAST FEBRUARY 26

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The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Economic Outlook Breakfast on Friday, February 26, at The Elks at Bass Rocks, 101 Atlantic Road, Gloucester. Check-in, networking and breakfast will start at 7:30 AM and the program will begin at 8:00 AM.

This year the Chamber welcomes Rick Lord, President & CEO of Associated Industries of Massachusetts, Inc. Lord will speak about his perspective on our regional and statewide prospects for the coming year, including his insights on GE’s decision to relocate to Boston.

Richard C. Lord is President and Chief Executive Officer of Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM). AIM is a state-wide employer advocacy and service organization of more than 4,500 member companies. Prior to joining AIM, Mr. Lord served as Chief of Staff for the Committee on Ways and Means of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. The…

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EAST GLOUCESTER SNOWY DAY DUSK

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The smell of yummy things cooking emanating from Duckworth's is so enticing!

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Duckworth's looks so pretty on a snowy evening!

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The Great Salt Marsh

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Author and Ipswich resident, Doug Stewart will present an illustrated lecture on Essex County’s spectacular Great Salt Marsh on Saturday, Feb 6th.

The Marsh is a biological engine whose nutrients sustain fish stocks and bird life. It also protects shore towns from flooding and storm surges, but despite its necessity, the Marsh is poorly understood and under-appreciated. Stewart will explore the Great Marsh’s past as valuable real estate for farming salt hay, its unique success over much of the past century in dodging the nation’s swamp-filling mania, and its uncertain future as sea-level rise accelerates.

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The photography of Ipswich native, conservation volunteer and master photographer, Dorothy Kerper Monnelly will be on display in the auditorium. Monnelly and Stewart collaborated on Between Land and Sea – The Great Marsh.

Free for CAM members or with admission. Space is limited; reservations required…

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Sticky Fingers Bakeshop Now Roasting Their Own Meats For Artisan Sandwiches

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7 Pleasant Street Inside Brown’s Mall www.stickyfingersbakeshop.com

I went in for their heavenly quiche and found out they now are roasting their own meats and making artisan sandwiches served on their own house made rolls. No mass produced deli meat here- real roasted meats on their sangies!

Oh and lest I forget, you HAVE to try the lightest most delicious quiche in town made right here-

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Lunch menu-

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And owner Cristina Hays has her beach glass jewelry featured off to the side-

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