Monthly Archives: March 2017


A wonderful time was had by all at the Festa della Donna celebration, hosted by Figli di Trappeto, and held Saturday evening at the Gloucester House Restaurant. The guests included a tremendous group of Cape Ann’s community-spirited women. international-womens-day-gloucester-2017-4

Each year a special guest is recognized for her commitment to the people of Gloucester and Cape Ann. Gloucester’s beloved Rosaria Giambanco-Floyd was honored for her generosity towards the ill, the elderly, the homeless, and especially for the care and love she provides to members of the community who are suffering from cancer.

Everyone was decked out in masks and beads and the Gloucester House was sparkling in the gold, green, and purple mardi gras themed decor, created by committee members Crocetta Groppo, Josephine Taormina, Enza Taormina, Fay Puopolo, Nancy Millefoglie, Faye Pavia, Kathy Numerosi, Geri Parisi, and Jackie Zappa. After a delicious dinner of fried chicken and baked haddock, dancing, and a hysterical adult version of scavenger hunt/musical chairs kept the audience entertained.

To learn more about the history of International Women’s Day, visit the official website here

Figli di Trappeto Board Members: Crocetta Groppo, Josephine Taormina, Enza Taormina, Fay Puopolo, Nancy Millefoglie, Faye Pavia, Kathy Numerosi, Geri Parisi, and Jackie Zappa.

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Restorative Yoga with Acupuncture Class

Cape Ann Wellness


Saturday, March 4 from 2:00 – 4:00pm at Ayurveda Wellness Healing, 25c Lexington Ave, 2nd Floor, Magnolia, MA

Join Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC and Acupuncture Works of Hamilton on Saturday, March 4 from 2:00 – 4:00pm by experiencing the deep relaxation of Restorative Yoga combined with the balancing of your energy and meridians with #Acupuncture.

As we embrace the Winter season, it is important to strengthen the body and mind and immune system. Each participant will be positioned in a very comfortable restorative pose while acupuncture will be done on meridian points below the elbows and knees to treat the entire body. (And yes, this will relieve your aching back etc.)

While the treatment is going on, you will be lead through a gentle meditation and some Reiki and Cranial Sacral treatments. You will be surrounded by other people quietly receiving treatment at the same time. If you are new to…

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Boats lined up all night out there. Brrr 10°. What’s happening?

I saw them on the way home last night, and this morning the same.




Winter I season commercial fishing includes sea scallops. High winds and dropped temperatures bring the boats back.

2012 article Maine sea scallop landings

2013 Boston Globe John Dyer article Scallops giving New Bedford fishermen a welcome break Eastern Fisheries shipping fleet etc out of New Bedford


NOAA Atlantic Sea Scallop regulations 2016 interactive map

Cold out there!! and so complicated !

Exemption. Vessels permitted by the National Marine Fisheries Service to commercially harvest and land Atlantic sea scallops may possess and land more than the state possession and daily landing limits provided: a. The vessel transits directly through the waters under the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth for the purpose of landing sea scallops; b. The vessel makes no stops unless otherwise directed by the Massachusetts Environmental Police for the purpose of boarding and inspection; c. The dredge gear is out of the water and properly stowed on board; and d. The vessel, crew, gear and catch is otherwise in compliance with the applicable federal regulations.

Sea Scallop Februry 27 2017 state memo

Ma managed quotas and landings