Community Stuff 1/30/31

Hi, Joey,
Thought this might interest your readers:
It’s from an old GDT column of my dad’s, he recalls for the folks suffering a chill in 1959:
“One day in January in the early 1930’s, the cold was so intense, scraping 15 below, that the gas house froze up. that knocked out the GD Times battery of Lino-types so the old-time compositors, those who could set type by hand were pressed into service to set up the main stories. All yarns were mighty short and in bigger type, but the paper was printed on schedule.”
I have no idea now what or where the gas house was! But this story makes even today’s five degrees seem warmer – that 15 below was before winter chill was calculated.
Stay warm all, Sarah Clark

Hi Joey,

The 2014 Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show returns to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center February 22 – March 2. I wanted to send along the below calendar listing about the show for you to share with the readers of Good Morning Gloucester.

This year’s show features more than 800 new boats for all budgets and lifestyles, dozens of informational clinics, appearances by Captain Dave Carraro from National Geographic Channel’s Wicked Tuna, plus an onsite boat build by local students. 

Ahoy! 2014 Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show

Sails into Boston February 22- March 2
Cruise into Summer at Region’s Premier Boating Event with Hundreds of
New Boats and Accessories to Shop, plus Nautical Fun and Education


The 2014 Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show invites the winter weary to get a taste of summer as the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center is transformed into a boater’s paradise, February 22 – March 2, 2014. Attracting tens of thousands of boating and sailing enthusiasts, Northeast’s largest boating event docks for nine-days, featuring hundreds of the newest boats and on-the-water accessories.

More than 300,000 square feet will be filled with the latest boats and nautical equipment – from navigational tools to hardware and galleyware – for all budgets and lifestyles. Visitors can climb aboard luxury motor yachts, sport fishers, performance boats, and personal watercrafts, as well as dozens of sailboats and sailing yachts, rigged and ready to hit the open seas. 

In addition to finding the best deals of the season, the Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show offers seminars for DIY boaters, informational clinics for those of all experience levels and hands-on activities for young skippers and families.

A special highlight of the nine-day event will be appearances by famed fisherman Dave Carraro, of National Geographic’s Wicked Tuna, who will be signing autographs and meeting fans, Friday, February 28 – Sunday, March 2.

When: Saturday, February 22 through Sunday, March 2, 2014

Where: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
415 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210

Hours: Saturdays 10am–8pm 

Sunday, February 23 11am–6pm 

Monday – Friday 1pm–9pm 

Sunday, March 2 11am–5:30pm

Tickets: $15 for adults; Free for children 15 and under (when accompanied by an adult)
Advance tickets can be purchased at

Phone: 617-472-1442

Web:For tickets, show news, discounts and giveaways, visit

Presentation on Finland at Pigeon Cove Circle – February 27

Cynthia Kielinen and her sister Susan  were recently a  part of a tour of Finland led by Anita Smiley of Preston, CT.
Their  photo slide show will be presented at the Pigeon Cove Circle meeting at 6 p.m. on February 27, 2014, with a buffet potluck dinner and speakers at 6:45 p.m.   Finnish dishes welcome.   There is no fee or pre-registration required.  All are welcome.

Participants  of Anita’s tour were exposed to Finland’s past and present through a variety of experiences:  museums, music, and foods of the country, Winter War prior to World War II, well known authors and artists both  past and present, and the modern University system, and saw a play in an outdoor summer theater.  This trip was a total immersion in Finnish culture.

After traveling along Eastern Finland, the group traveled to Lapland, just beyond the Arctic Circle and down the West coast to Hanko.   Hanko was the port that over 250,000 Finnish emigrants and 150,000 Russians and Jews left for a better life in Canada, Australia, and the United States. This was an emotional port of interest  for those whose  ancestors who left Finland from 1865 and 1930.

The tour included stops in all areas of Finland.   All, on the tour, came back with a greater  appreciation of the land of our ancestors of the beauty and industry that Finland posses.

The Pigeon Cove Circle is located at Six Breakwater Avenue in Rockport, made-up of men and women throughout     Cape Ann, a civic group who provide fund-raisers for community needs such as a yearly scholarship to a Cape Ann high school student, and other needs on Cape Ann.  Those who would like further information about the availability of the Pigeon Cove function hall are welcome to call Michelle at 978-546-1195.


February 2014

Thank you to the Friends of Seacoast!

The residents of Seacoast enjoyed a marvelous New Year’s Celebration with a dessert buffet, entertainment by Harper Moira Kelly and beautiful décor!

Dinner theater with Fish and Chips and a special entertainment

and weekly concerts by professional entertainers.

The Friends of Seacoast enhance the resident’s lives at the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with hours of enjoyment by providing the finances needed for the special entertainment, supplies and community outings. Any and all donations to “The Friends of Seacoast” are gratefully accepted.

We are looking forward to many upcoming events with the support of the Friends of Seacoast including a Valentine’s Day Celebration, Musical Entertainment, Dinner Theater with Catered Foods from local restaurants, Baby Farm Animal Visit by Barn Babies, Community Outings and more….

The next Friends of Seacoast meeting is scheduled for March 11, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Thomas M. Lattof

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