Author Archives: Joey C

Gloucester Fishermen Youth Football and Cheering League Sign Ups

The Gloucester Fishermen Youth Football and Cheering League will be opening up player and cheering registration on Saturday 3/7 and Saturday 3/14 at GHS from 9-12. We realize that this is early to be thinking about fall sports, but since this will be a community lead league, we need to start building our community. We emphasize that it is important to sign your children up during these two sessions so that you can be part of this process.

You can download the forms at our website, or just show up, forms will be available:

Thank you,


Bates Men’s Basketball, captained by Gloucester’s Adam Philpott, has qualified for an at large bid in the 2015 D3 NCAA Basketball Tournament

Anthony Burnham submits-

Bates Men’s Basketball, captained by Gloucester’s Adam Philpott, has qualified for an at large bid in the 2015 D3 NCAA Basketball Tournament for the first time in program history.   With a number 3 strength in schedule ranking of 417 D3 school, Bates at 19-6 secured the bid.  Bates will play at 5:30pm this Friday, March 6th, vs. St. Vincent College at Stockton University in Galloway, NJ.

Here is a link to the webcast:

Bates has the potential to face Babson (25-2) #1 in the bracket in the quarterfinals.   Bates handed Babson its first loss of the season in November at the buzzer at Babson Park.    Roger Babson will be watching!

Let the March Madness Begin!  Go ’Cats!!!!!!!!!!


Community Stuff 3/4/15



I am writing to have a event advertised through your company. The Amvets Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a country line dance lesson on Saturday March 28 from 7 to 9 p.m at Amvets post 32, 14 Prospect Street Gloucester, Ma (upper hall). two hours of dancing lessons will be given by local instructor Eric Lillenthal. Tickets to this event are presale $10.p.p $15.per couple if purchased at the door tickets are $15 p.p. and $20. per couple. A cash bar will be available. All proceeds will benefit Amvets Ladies Auxiliary Post 32

Thank you,

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Post #32
14 Prospect St.
Gloucester, MA 01930
Visit our website for more information:

Friends from Woods Hole just told me that Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish are playing this Friday at the Rhumb Line. I’ve heard these guys many times. They’re a great band! Let’s give them a warm welcome here in Gloucester and I promise you , your body will just get up and dance. 

Nubar Alexanian submits-


Spring Book Donation Poster


Hi Joey,

Could you please run the attached poster on GMG as we are seeking book donations for our June book sale? Since everyone is snowed in, it might be a good opportunity to start spring cleaning.


Kecia German

Friends of Sawyer Free Library

Electricity and Home Energy Saving No Brainer Series

Number 1) Change Electricity Supplier From National Grid which is currently (as of 3/2/15) charging 16.273 cents per kWh to Think Energy which has the lowest rates for the same exact Electricity delivered over the same exact poles and still serviced by National Grid and is currently (as of 3/2/15) charging 9.7 cents per kWh with a locked in 6 month guaranteed rate with no cancellation fee.  40% or so money in your pocket and less than two minutes to sign up. Absolute No-Brainer unless you don’t like money.


Read all about it here-

Electricity Update 22- Paying Way less On Your Electric Bill By Choosing A Different Supplier- HUGE!!!!

Number 2) Sign up for a free Home Energy Assessment and get a ton of free energy efficient lightbulbs, power strips, electronic thermostats that will turn down the heat at night or while you’re at work automatically, and efficient showerheads.  Read about it here-

Electricity Update #4: Free Home Energy Assesment With Kevin From Next Step Living


Number 3) Check Out The Alternative Heating Solutions At Local Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth-

Electricity Savings Alternative Home Energy and Comfort Update #7- Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth

Electricity Update 22- Paying Way less On Your Electric Bill By Choosing A Different Supplier- HUGE!!!!

As of my writing this (3/2/15) you can pay 9.7 cents per kWh locked in for 6 months at that rate instead of what National Grid is currently charging which is 16.273 cents per kWh by signing up here-


So I’ve researched all the different Electricity Suppliers and Think Energy Has Consistently Been Wayyyy Less Than Any Others.

If you are currently using National Grid for electricity then you are flat out getting crushed.

Last fall National grid filed for a 37% rate increase and got it-

National Grid Files For Steep Electric Rate Hike

September 25, 2014 1:20 PM

But what many people don’t realize is that you don’t have to get your electricity from National Grid.  You can buy your electricity at wayyyy lower rates per kilowatt hour and not lose any service at all because National Gris still services the power lines and poles. is a website that aggregates all the available Electricity supplier rates and tells you who is cheapest.

I’ve been following it for three months now and Think Energy has consistently offered the cheapest rates for you to lock in at.  Currently if you’ve done nothing you are paying the current 16.273 cents per kilowatt hour to National Grid. But you could be paying 9.7 cents per kilowatt hour locked in for the next 6 months or 11.7 cents per kilowatt hour if you locked in for 12 months.  That’s an INSANE amount of money to throw out the window by not signing up. Something like 40% on the 6 month lock in. So I’m signing up my mom today.  Here’s the link for yourself-



For 6 Months Locked in


For 12 Months Locked In


My Mom’s Latest Bill You Can See She Was Charged 16.275 per kWh, sure is going to be nice to get her next bill locked in at 9.7kWh. A HUGE SAVINGS


She was, like everyone else that hasn’t switched to a new supplier paying .1627, now with Think Energy’s 6 month lock in, she’s going tio pay on her next bill .097.

So this one was .16273 x 2976 kWh by not having switched over. .16273×2976 kWh= $484.29

Next month her rate goes to .097. By Switching To Think Energy.

If she uses the same amount of electricity you multiply the new rate .097 x 2976 kWh = $288.67

$484.29 – $288.67= $195.62 In Savings

THAT’S $195.62 In Savings a Month!!!!!  That’s Like a Toyota Tercel Car Payment For Cripes Sake!!!!


#BOOM!!!!!!!  So Psyched About This!!!!!

This was from 3/2/15-



Here’s my mom’s contract- took less than 2 minutes to fill out! Check the rate! 9.7 cents per kWh!!!!-



Hi Joey:
Great talking to you on Saturday night.  As per our conversation about Gilligan Lovasco, here is some relevant information.
Gilligan’s obituary can be found at .  Click on obituaries and on the next page click on Gilligan’s picture to read the obituary.
His celebration of life, as noted in the obit, will occur at the Gloucester Elks, 30 Atlantic Road, Gloucester, Ma, on Saturday March 7, 2015, from 2-6 PM.  I will serve as master of ceremonies and the entire affair will be, as noted in the obit, very casual.  Chelsea Berry will be singing, and their will be food and also a brief prayer by Reverend Jim, (whoever he may be)!  Anyone who knew Gilligan is invited, and welcome, to attend.  Thank you for your interest Joey.
Best regards,
“Don Juan”

Dental Assistants Recognition Week is March 1st -7th!

Originally posted on Cape Ann Wellness:


Dentists in the United States and Canada will celebrate by honoring their dental assistants for the variety of duties they perform and helping them provide patients with quality dental care. This year’s theme, “Dental Assisting: Embracing the Changes of the Profession,” acknowledges the growing importance of dentistry’s role in health care and the responsibilities of dental assistants.

We want to thank Stephanie Bakland of Harbor Cove Dental for being one of the best dental assistants ever!  Our office couldn’t run without you.

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14 works by Eileen Patten Oliver at Island Art and Hobby

“We are pleased to announce the opening of an exhibit of 14 works by our own Eileen Patten Oliver here at Island Art and Hobby, now through the month of March. Please come in and see her paintings, and while you’re here, see what else the store has to offer and ask about our Artist discount card program.”

Community Photos 3/3/15

The birds are: r. – Red Bellied Woodpecker, Towhee and a Cardinal.

Picture was taken through a window during a snow flurry.  Poor quality photo but a unique sighting.

Thanks,  Jim Groves


Hi Joe,

Betty Lou Schlemm took these in the Good Harbor Beach parking lot and asked me to send them to you. Lots of snow over there,

Hope all is well with you,


Kathleen Valentine

Hi Joey,

I’ve been enjoying all the photos on your blog and thought you might have a use for these photos of the Unitarian Cemetery after the first storm and the last storm. It is the oldest Unitarian Cemetery in the United States.



Gloucester Fishermen Youth Football and Cheerleading League Meeting Tuesday Night

Hi Joey,

Can you please let people know that the Youth Fishermen will be holding their second Information Session tomorrow night at 7 at the GHS Lecture Hall.

"The Gloucester Fishermen Youth Football and Cheerleading League will be hosting its 2nd Information Session on Tuesday March 3rd. The meeting will be held at the GHS lecture hall at 7PM. We invite all interested parents, children, coaches or other interested parties to attend."

Thank you

James Gordon Quote of the Week from Greg Bover

“It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t…It’s that some people are ready to change, and some aren’t.”

James S. Gordon, MD (194?-    )


A New York native and the son and grandson of physicians, Gordon graduated from Harvard in the sixties and served as a volunteer doctor in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco and at the Woodstock music festival. He developed programs at the National Institutes of Mental Health that explored alternative approaches to chronic disease and is himself a registered acupuncturist. In the 1990’s he founded the Center for Mind-Body Medicine and is a leader in the study of integrating mental and physical health, including nutrition and trauma relief. His most recent work has focused on educating patients to care for themselves and combatting depression through a holistic program of integrated mental and spiritual work. I could find no evidence that he is related to the police commissioner of Gotham.  

Greg Bover

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