Breast and Liver Cancer Awareness Month – Special Offering at Dreamtime Wellness™

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Cape Ann Health, Fitness and Wellness News-

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October is Awareness Month for Breast and Liver Cancer.

Did you know that there is a calendar signifying cancer awareness months? With more types of cancers than months in a year, multiple types of cancers are represented some months. Not all types of cancer are represented on this calendar.

How many people face a diagnosis of cancer?

Here are some statistics from 2015 – Here you will also find information about ways to prevent and treat cancer, and good news about prevention and survival rates.

The Good News, According to the American Cancer Society –

  • A substantial proportion of cancers could be prevented
  • All cancers caused by tobacco use and heavy alcohol consumption could be prevented.
  • Many of the more than 3 million skin cancer cases that are diagnosed annually could be prevented by protecting skin from excessive sun exposure and…

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October Artists of the Month at Rose Baker

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Watercolor artists Ed Leavitt (pictured with some of his works) and Doreen Ross are the October artists of the month at the Rose Baker Senior Center. Each month Juni Van Dyke, Director of the Art Program at the Senior Center selects one or two artists to honor with a show of their works. The works are displayed in the main lobby of the Senior Center and can be viewed weekdays from 9am to 4pm. On Thursdays, the artists will be available to answer questions and talk about their works.

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Pasta with Peas & Hot Ham


Pasta with Peas & Hot Ham


Last night’s @sistafelicia Instagram Photo

This past holiday weekend was spent embracing opportunities to experience “Real Campus Life” while touring colleges with our twins. After three days of living off fast food, Starbucks Coffee, and a few campus dining hall delights, a “real meal” was much need when we arrived home late last night. The last half hour of our road trip back home felt like ten as we discussed what meal I could pull together the fastest with ingredients I knew I had on hand at home. After rattling off several options to please everyone’s starving bellies and picky pallets, “Pasta with Peas & Hot Ham” was unanimously requested, made and on the table before the boys finished emptying bags and luggage from the truck! 


 Pasta with Peas & Hot Ham is fast and easy to prepare and only requires a few key ingredients. This pasta dish is traditionally served for lunch or dinner as main course or side dish, but I think it makes a perfect late night meal for the fall and winter months.  Trust me you’ll have no trouble warming up or sleeping after eating a bowl of this heavenly creamy pasta dish late night! It’s one of our families most favorite “Italian Comfort Food” dishes! 

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Thanksgiving Break Pop Up Art Fair UPDATE Gloucester’s inaugural younger artist fair

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Hi Joey,

Since the first announcement, we now have 10 younger Gloucester artists signed up for the inaugural Thanksgiving Break POP UP ART FAIR on November 28, 2015 at the Hive from 4-8pm.

So far that’s representation from GHS alumni years 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, and 2015. Pretty good so far!

We hope more artists will sign up and can’t wait to see what they do. Spread the word! Contact Pauline at to add your name to the growing list of exhibitors. We are looking for artists working with any media and/or creative service. Writers, musicians, documentarians, performers, printmakers—who is out there?

Friends and family: please share the fair and save the date. And thanks Joey for the first post—it truly helped to get the news out and encourage sign ups.

Click here for the first announcement on GMG

POP UP fair update Oct 11 2015

I Have to Know!

So, I suppose there is a chance that these “flashes” are simply sunlight reflecting off of boats waaaay far out, but I don’t think so.

When driving home from Cape Hedge Beach, past Pebble Beach, by Lands End, and down Eden Road along the ocean near Thacher’s Island, my own Thatcher noticed “lights” flashing off that little sailboat.  After pulling over, and upon closer inspection, the lights were obviously well beyond the sailboat and more to the right.  He was concerned the boat was in trouble and was shooting off flares.  Too much Discovery Channel or National Geographic at home? Maybe.

So, we watched for a while and they continued….a good distance a part, dotting the horizon.

Forgive the surly tone coming from one of my boys ….and the dog barking in the background.  Such is my life.

Watch closely, to the right of the boats, and as far over as the edge of the screen.  You’ll see 7 or so flashes.  Just sunlight?  I don’t know…maybe.

You thought you didn’t like brussel sprouts til you roasted them on the @STOKGrills Charcoal Drum Using Their wok insert


I never thought I liked brussel sprouts but we were doing mushroom swiss burgers with sauteed onions and I was looking for a side.  At Stop and Shop in East Gloucester they had brussel sprouts on sale for $2 a bag so I figured I could do something with them on the grill.

I never thought I’d have such a passion for BBQ Charcoal grilling but this grill with all the different inserts and the cast iron grates and the ash catching system at the bottom and the figuring out how to arrange your coals, it’s just straight up addicting. The process just takes you away and while I can’t imagine why some people like to golf, I imagine it’s the same type of thing- that you immerse yourself in the process and the stresses of every day life go away because you need to be focused.   It’s been a joy and the thing that takes the STOK grill system to the next level is all the cool inserts that you can use to try different types of cooking with wood chunks, chips and/or charcoal.

Anyway, preparing and roasting the brussel sprouts couldn’t be easier. 

You wash them under cold water and dry them, cut them in half length-wise drizzle them with Atlantic Saltworks coarse salt, crushed black pepper and some garlic powder and place them cut side down on the wok insert or if you don’t have the wok insert , a good seasoned cast iron pan will do.  Get the grill up to 400 degrees and move them around a little as you cook.   About 15 minutes and they’ll bring out that sweet caramelizing  from the heat.   If you didn’t think you liked brussel sprouts, you really ought to give them a try this way.



Dog Bar Breakwater panorama, from end to end!

Dog Bar Breakwater Panorama ©Kim Smith 2015

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Built to protect ships from the Dog Bar Reef, the Dog Bar breakwater was built on top of the ledge. The half mile long breakwater is seven and a half feet above mean high water and ten feet wide, constructed of 231,756 tons of Cape Ann granite over a substructure of rubble. Built by the Army Corps of Engineers between 1894 and 1905 at a cost of only $300,000.00, I wonder what it would cost to build a granite breakwater such as Gloucester’s in today’s economy?

For more interesting history about the Dog Bar Breakwater visit Lighthouse Friends and Terry Weber’s fun facts about the Breakwater.

Eastern Point Lighthouse ©Kim Smith 2015

If you missed Gloucestercast 154 Where Toby Walks Out, It’s A Pretty Good One-


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