Monthly Archives: February 2014
Love Letters to Gloucester features the Horribles Parade, friends, Greasy Pole “ladies,” Saint Peter’s ferris wheel, Schooner Festival, Nicky Avelis taking the flag, whimbrels, dragonfly migration, bees, llamas, butterflies, Thomas E. Lannon schooner, Eastern Point Lighthouse Monarch, and much more!
Originally posted on Good Morning Gloucester, October 18, 2013
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Took a walk on Wingersheek Beach on Saturday, another reason we love being New Englanders, 45 degrees and the beach was crowded.
Wow, what an unbelievable amount of boat stuff all in one place. If you put all these boats in the water the ocean level would rise at least a few inches.
Cape Ann Marina has just way too much cool stuff going on. If you have not had breakfast at the Mile Marker Restaurant lately, order one of the Eggs Benedict and don’t forget the home fries. (Menu here.) These are not your ordinary home fries. They do some kind of magical double cooking of them so they are soft on the inside and crunchy but not greasy on the outside. I could just eat them alone for breakfast but their Benedict sauce has just the right amount of creamy goodness, and their crab cakes … oh wait, they also have a pretty nice marina, swimming pool (buy a punch card!), and they’ll fix your engine. You have to click through their entire web page and dream about summer.
Anyway, why did I label this post New England Boat Show: Dazed and Confused? Find out by clicking more below:
Rev. Sarah Clark will lead the service on Sunday, March 2nd. Her sermon is titled “The Dance of Age.”
The Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church is located at the corner of Middle & Church Streets. Our mailing address is 10 Church Street, Gloucester MA 01930. You can reach us by calling (978) 283-3410.
Over the past few years, we’ve profiled a number of rising stars from Cape Ann. Here’s our latest pick for whom to watch: James & Jake these kids are in high school and already making a name for themselves. Watch the show tomorrow (Wednesday 2/26/14) on Cape Ann TV Channel 12 at 6:30 and watch their stars rise over the next couple of years.
If you miss Wednesday they will be on again Friday (2/28/14) at 1:30 & Sunday (3/2/14) at 6:00
Evans – Estes – Baglioni @ The Dog Bar ~ Friday, Feb. 28th, 9pm Mark your calendar! You don’t want to miss this.
65 Main Street
What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? routinely sells out Old Sloop Coffeehouse. Get your tickets early!
What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? is like an alchemical experiment. The band fuses and integrates different genres, theories and ideas, creating new recipes to unlock hearts and unify a room. In one set the ensemble can travel from an acoustic coffeehouse to New Orleans soul, from gothic blues to a Middle Eastern desert or the woods of medieval France. Named after a Victorian children’s game, and anchored by the “haunting, chameleon-like voice” (Metronome) of singer-songwriter front-man, Brian King, the band spins new fairy tales and steeps them in folk noir and neo-cabaret. Many songs are bustling with memorable characters like a boy who turns into a cartoon or a woman who rescues herself from a tower, while others, pure and vulnerable, “deftly explore themes of love, sexuality and identity.” (Bay Windows)
Born in Gloucester, Brian King grew up with a love of the mystical. Enamored with The Wizard of Oz, King couldn’t decide who we wanted to be more, Dorothy or the Wicked Witch. Throughout his teen years Brian fell in love with the music of Siouxsie & the Banshees, Kate Bush, and later Leonard Cohen, Laura Nyro and Joni Mitchell. His diary was documented in piles of cassettes containing hours of original music recorded on a Tascam 4-track.
Here is a video of What Time Is It Mr. Fox? performing Cyndi Lauper’s song She Bop at the Cloud Club in Boston.
Learn more about What Time Is It Mr. Fox? at http://whattimeisitmrfox.com
J Felock in Boston after boat show…Saturday.
Dinner at Liberty Hotel
What, No GMG Cap? Only thing that woulda made that photo better.
Over the years I have spent many hours picking fresh produce with my twins and nieces in the expansive fields at Appleton Farms. Our weekly trips could best be described as mini adventures. Each week we began in the barn, reading the current weeks list of allotted share items, before heading out into the fields with our baskets, clippers, and containers. Sharing stories and memories from my childhood in my grandparents garden with the kids while picking our share, was something the kids quickly became accustomed to. They often requested their favorite stories to be retold, and we often talked about recipes that could be prepared by using the items surrounding us in the fields, planning out our snacks and meals for the week throughout the seasons was something we all enjoyed doing.
Many photos of Appleton Farms gorgeous scenic settings are featured in my cookbook “Gifts Of Gold” surrounding the pages of a story I share that is very dear to my heart. Last week during a meeting at the Reservation, I was excited to learned that Appleton Farms will be hosting numerous opportunities for share holders and the general public to visit the Reservation throughout this upcoming season.
I’m thrilled to announce that I will be hosting cooking demonstrations, using freshly picked produce from the fields of Appleton in their barn throughout the 2014 season. GMG will be sharing their events and news throughout 2014 season under Sista’s Dish weekly. This week their season will kick off with all things Maple Sugar! The events are listed below, and they sound amazing for all ages!
Taking a walk on crane beach in Ipswich…it's a let down compared to Good Harbor. Shoulda stayed in Gloucester. pic.twitter.com/TPmGL0K2Jq
— Brooke (@Brooke_Surname) February 22, 2014
Now Knowing That This Year’s World Cup Soccer Tourney Is Being Held In Brazil- An Over/Under Death Poll
Craig Kimberley told me yesterday in the GloucesterCast Podcast that this year’s World Cup Soccer tournament is being held in Brazil.
After seeing some of the riots that happen at regular season soccer matches in Brazil I can’t even begin to imagine how many deaths will occur given the elevated emotional state that World Cup Soccer brings.
I’m gonna pin the line at 500 fan deaths and 2.5 Soccer Ref deaths.
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY!!!
Tue: W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Tue Night: W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Well not much to talk about , we are definitely locked in on a colder pattern . With mostly dry conditions , very cold Tuesday through Monday of next week temps in the 20’s lows single digits to teens with windchill values in the negative range of -10 to + 10 above…. Clouds at times with a few snow showers or flurries … That’s really about it .. Monday maybe a more significant chance for snows , but that’s 5-6 days out plenty of room for changes… I can’t say I see spring around the corner … It’s def delayed.. So keep those furnaces going and windows shut. Have a great Tuesday .. And thanks for reading …
Bass Rocks Golf Club Bridal Show
Sunday March 23rd, 12-2PM
Go to http://www.bassrocksgolfclub.org for more information and to sign up and be eligible for free venue fee at
Bass Rocks Golf Club for your special day and $1000 off your food from Timothy Hopkins Catering.