Monthly Archives: February 2010

Cynthia Hill Represents Down In Key West!

We still have some Gloucester stickers so if you are going on vacation send in a self stamped addressed envelope, take your pic with “Da Sticka”  and we will put your pic up here from a cool spot!  Look in the right hand column of the blog for directions on how to get your free Gloucester Sticker

Thanks Cynthia!

, originally uploaded by captjoe06.


David Cox’ Main Street Art and Antiques 1/31/10

Lot’s of treasures to be found in here.  Great gift idea-  David has just about every issue of Time Magazine dating wayyyy back.  Ask to buy the copy that was from the week your friend or loved one was born.  A great present as that person won’t soon forget how thoughtful you were.  They can see exactly what was going on in the world the week they were born.


Human Kalidoscope- Family Day At The Children’s Museum Of New Hampshire

You scoot under this nondescript looking box and once inside there is this human kalidoscope type thing.  A cool photo for sure.


Valentiners:There’s Still Time

Drive off the island and take the first exit to Nichol’s Candy House. Grab a number and let them fill a pound box of your favorite chocolates and you may be forgiven for being such a lout the rest of the year.

Nougat with cashews, milk chocolate with carmel and almonds, dark chocolate with caramel and nougat. And this isn’t store bought caramel and nougat. They make it in the next room.

Tucks of Rockport will always be my home for Salt Water Taffy but this Candy House might have to be my annual Valentine’s Day Stop. I can have two favorite candy shops.

Another tip from Joey pays off. I was number 18 today and it is going to get busy this afternoon so get on down there.

School vacation week on Cape Ann

From the Beacon

From Ravenswood Park to Halibut Point to the Essex Shipbuilding Museum, there is plenty for kids and families to enjoy during school vacation week. Plus enjoy art, dance and cheerleading lessons as well.

Here are some ideas:

Ravenswood Park programs

The Trustees of Reservations is hosting a series of programs “February School Vacation = Exploration!” at the Cape Ann Discovery Center at Ravenswood Park with explorations at their surrounding properties beginning on Saturday, Feb. 13 running through Sunday, Feb. 21.

Cost is $4 for Trustees member adults, $5 for non-member adults, and free for children. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The following programs will be offered:

Ice Age Trail, Saturday, Feb. 13, 1-3 p.m.

Hermit’s Tales on the Trails, Tuesday, Feb. 16 and/or Thursday, Feb. 18, 1-3 p.m.

Snowflake Shapes and Science, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1-3 p.m.

“Waterfront” (the movie), Saturday, Feb. 20, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Animals of the Night: Live Animal Presentation, Saturday, Feb. 20, 6-7:30 p.m.

Beginning Winter Birding, Sunday, Feb. 21, 8-10 a.m. (at Halibut Point State Park in Rockport).

Call 978-281-8400, e-mail, or register online at

Hip-hop and shipbuilding with Wellspring

Wellspring Cape Ann Families is planning two free fun events for February vacation, open to all on Cape Ann.

Shipbuilding will be held Tuesday, Feb. 16, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main St, Essex. Make your own Chebacco Boat and learn about maritime history. The first 40 families will also receive a free copy of the local children’s book “Schooner.” Registration is required by calling 978-281-7856 with the number of children and adults.

Hip-Hop/Latin Dance is on Thursday, Feb. 18, 10-11:30 a.m. at WCAF, 28 Emerson Ave., Gloucester. Rock your body with local Hip-hop/Latin Dance fitness trainer Jennifer Amero from The Met: Metamorphosis Alternative Fitness Studio. Workshop is geared towards children 7 and up and parents are welcome to participate.

These free events are made possible by the Linden Foundation.

For more information, call Stacy Randell, 978-281-7856,

GHS Cheerleading Mini Camp

The Gloucester High School Cheerleaders will host a Mini Camp on Feb. 16, 17 and 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gloucester High School Field House. All children ages 5 to 14 are welcome. The cost is $75. Registrations are still being accepted by calling Patricia Marques at 978-283-5718 or e-mail

Art Haven special classes

While still offering the normal schedule of after-school classes, Art Haven is offering a variety of activities for elementary and middle school students next week. Individual classes are $20 or $25:

Elementary School

Paint Big: Monday, 9-11:30 a.m.; Tie Dye a T-shirt, Tuesday, 9-11:30; and Lord of the Rings Day: Wednesday, 9-3:30 $20

Middle School

Pottery Day: Monday, 12:30-3; Tie Dye a T-shirt: Tuesday, 12:30-3; Lord of the Rings Day: Wednesday, 9-3:30; Jewelry Making: Thursday, 9-11:30; Silk Screen T-shirts: Thursday, 12:30-3.

For information, visit For reservations, call 978-283-3888 or e-mail

Mindball -Family Day At The Children’s Museum Of New Hampshire

Playing mindball at The New Hampshire Children’s Museum.   The object is to relax your mind and produce fewer brainwaves.  The sensors which you velcro around your noggin measure how relaxed you are and you can view them on the monitors above.  When you have less brain activity than your opponent the ball on the table moves toward your opponent’s circle.

It’s a game of mind tug of war but instead of stregnth as a barometer for winning- it’s relaxation!  That’s my kind of game, lol.

The Bean Concentrates On Relaxing Her Brain


Family Day At The Children’s Museum Of New Hampshire

With February vacation upon us I thought I’d share another place that you might not have discovered.  It was new to us as we’ve brought the girls to The Children’s Museum in Boston  the past two years and were looking for some new things to do.

The New Hampshire Children’s Museum fit the bill.

Family Day At The Children’s Museum Of New Hampshire, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

We ended up spending 4 hours here and literally had to drag the girls out.