Monthly Archives: February 2010

Dog Art

Here’s a video I just received from my dog walker, Jen Nicol aka The Fairy Dog Ma. I love the pictures and videos she sends to show how much fun Coconut has while I’m stuck at work. This video she took on her iPhone and used the Qik VideoCamera application to create the effect.

Save The date From The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce

The GLOUCESTER TOURISM COMMISSION, in cooperation with the Cape Ann Chamber , Discover Gloucester DMO, and Downtown Development Commission, invites you CABI’s (Cape Ann’s Business Incubator) new office space on the third floor of 33 Commercial Street (above the Chamber of Commerce) to meet with fellow Gloucester business owners on Wednesday, March 3, 6-8pm. Bring your business cards and promotional materials and an open mind. Please RSVP to Laura Dow at 978-281-3410 or

THE ESSEX HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND SHIPBUILDING MUSEUM presents The Evelina Goulart Symposium – Managing a Ninety-Ton Historical Articfact, a 4-part symposium. The Evelina M. Goulart, a fishing schooner built in at the A.D. Story Shipyard in Essex in 1927, is one of seven remaining Essex-built schooners in existence. Part One: the Evelina M. Goulart, its’ history and place in the Northeast Fishing Industry will be held on Thursday, March 4, 7pm. Suggested donation: 1-session $10, $25 4-sessions. 978-768-7541

The CAPE ANN MILITARY FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP would like to invite family members and friends of our men and women serving in the military from Cape Ann to a ” Meet and Greet” evening at the Major Frank Ritvo Veterans’ Center, 12 Emerson Ave., Gloucester on Thursday, March 4, 7-9pm. Local veterans are invited to attend to honor them for their past services and to share their experiences of being a Veteran. This is an opportunity for the community to come together informally to support our Troops who have kept and are continuing to keep our country free and safe.

THE CAPE ANN MUSEUM is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by marine artist Peter Vincent. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held in the Museum’s Maritime Wing on Saturday, March 6, 3-5pm. This program is free and open to the public. 978-283-0455

THE 7TH ANNUAL NORTH SHORE ARTHRITIS WALK will be held on Sunday, May 23, in Beverly. We are seeking those who are interested in sponsoring, forming a walking team or volunteers, to support this fundraiser in this important fight against arthritis!

THE SOCIETY FOR ENCOURAGEMENT OF THE ARTS, in partnership with several Gloucester-based businesses, announces a special event with a focus on Captains Courageous: A Story of the Grand Banks, Rudyard Kipling’s classic adventure novel, and film adaptation, featuring Gloucester fishermen. The all-day event will take place on Saturday, March 6, 9am-9:30pm at the Cape Ann Museum, Sawyer Free Library, Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center, Cape Ann Art Haven, and Cape Ann Community Cinema.

Gloucester Little League 2010 Baseball Registration Announcement

The Gloucester Little League would like to announce
The 2010 Player Registration for ALL age levels ~
Tee Ball thru Senior League.

DATES: Saturday, February 20, 2010 & Saturday, February 27, 2010

TIME: 9:30 A.M. ~ 3:00 P.M.
PLACE: Gloucester High School Foyer

FEES: $ 60.00 ~ A & AA (T-Ball & Coach Pitch)
$110.00 ~ Majors A, Majors B, Junior and Senior League
$200.00 ~ Family Maximum

ALL PLAYERS MUST REGISTER and pay the registration fee at the sign-up.
Players who do not pay will not be eligible to play.

For more information, please click on the link to our website

Thanks to Cindy Rich for forwarding this along

The Brendels Representing in Zhodino

Well, Joey, here we are in the town of Zhodino, Belarus (former Soviet Union), where our ministry has “adopted” a shelter for abused & abandoned children. We’ve visited many times down through the years, but this time we told the children all about the wonderful place called Gloucester, and our “crazy friend Joey,” and the blog – and they were eager to represent!

Here you Go Joey!

These are from the 2006 St. Peter’s Fiesta.

My Son Paul The 3rd was asked by Peter “Black” to represent the Frontiero’s on the Saturday Greasy Pole Contest.

He’s not one to turn down a Challenge. So he Agreed. I think he’s still hurting today.

Paulie The Pirate 2006 Greasy Pole.

Paul and Friends before the walks

Paul gets a Ride out to the Pole

1st walk with costume. Please don't embarrass the Family!

Second walk, A little bit further.

Third and Last, OUCH! I felt that one!


Sister Felicia Debuts her Sicilian Cooking On The Gloucester Times Website

Joe Langhan and Gianni Gallo produced the cooking show for the Gloucester Times Taste of The Times series.  It also includes the Homebrew show and many other recipe on demand episodes.

Once you go to the video click that second button from the right which looks like a compass with north south east and west arrows on it to see the video full screen.