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A-nah suites room walk through video Playa del Carmen

Swanky,  brand new, affordable,  a couple of blocks to the beach and Fifth Avenue.  Just far enough off of Fifth to get a good night sleep.  Perfect for families or groups of friends with two full baths and three large beds-

Let me know if you are interested in staying here and I’ll get you the info.

In the kitchen with Anthony Caturano and Rob Picardi At Prezza

Anthony will be bringing his culinary skills to soon to be opened “Tonno” in #GloucesterMA.  Currently completely renovating the space in the Blackburn Tavern  building on the corner of Washington and Main St.
Check them out them on Facebook here and get all the updates

In this video,  Rob Picardi demonstrates preparing the type cuisine we can expect at Tonno and we talk to owner/chef Anthony Caturano in the kitchen.

Here’s the wood grilled squid and octopus with braised white beans and toasted parsley –


Risotto and almond raviolini with braised veal, tomato, onion, red wine and pecorino cheese –

Bone in ribeye, sautéed escarole, Roasted potatoes, red wine sauce-

What a treat we are in for when Tonno opens up in Gloucester!

Lobster 101 HarborLAB at Maritime Gloucester

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HarborLAB: Lobster 101

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016, 6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM



Join our adult HarborLAB and learn about one of Gloucester’s notorius marine invertebrates…Homarus americanus, American Lobster. Participants will learn about our native Gloucester Harbor lobsters through dissection and microscope use. This is not your high school bio class. No formaldehyde. No grades. No experience required.

HarborLAB will meet in the Sarah Fraser Robbins Classroom easily accessible down the walkway towards the pier.  Click here to register.

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Sawyer Free Library Week of February 14, 2016

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Save The Date: The next Cape Ann Reads Event is Saturday February 27, 2016:Seagull-Logo-72

Networking Event for Illustrators and Authors

February 27th (SAT) 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Network with Cape Ann illustrators and authors of all ages who want to take part in the creation of a new picture book.

Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant St, Gloucester

Click HERE for the Cape Ann Reads website

 Technology class this week: Google Docs & Drive: 6:30-7:45, Tuesday February 16.

There are still a couple of spots available, sign up HERE

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Don’t Miss SeniorCare’s Valentine’s Breakfast!

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SeniorCare is  getting ready for tomorrow’s breakfast!!

Don’t forget to stop by and have a fabulous breakfast, see a bunch of friends, get your very own water glass filled with goodies, play the raffle, and support SeniorCare’s Meals on Wheels program!!

Meals on Wheels Valentine Breakfast
Friday, February 12, 7:00 – 9:30 a.m.
The Gloucester House Restaurant

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Ranking the new Barbies


So they finally came out with some curvy and darker skinned Barbies instead of that bag of bones bleached blond Barbie they’d been rolling out for decades.
Here’s my definitive rankings.
Number one is the curvy Barbie with the blue hair.  Screams freak in the sheets.
Number two Auburn hair Barbie,  seems classy and her hair reminds me of my Kate’s hair when she had it done up for one of her gigs for work.
Number three Barbie is nubian princess Barbie.  That chocolate skin and exotic beauty is hot but she’s killing it in that outfit. Timeless.
Number four is the shorter Barbie based on the fact that she’s got more curves than that scrawny bleach blond Barbie.
Number five is scrawny bleach blond Barbie.
Number six is bad denim Barbie.  Only reason she came in sixth behind scrawny bleached blond Barbie is because I have a physical aversion to bad denim and that’s just plain bad denim.  Only thing worse would be high waisted bad denim.  If Bad denim Barbie was wearing nubian princess Barbies’ outfit she would leapfrog to number 2.

All this being said I think the manufacturers missed a huge marketing opportunity overlooking the most perfect Barbie in the world,  modeled one of the new Barbies after my Kate,  but seeing as they are trying to go away from unattainable beauty I could see why they would shy away from that option.


How owe would your rankings go?

Quilt Conservation Show and Tell Feb. 27

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On Saturday, Feb. 27 at 2:00PM, Textile conservator Kathryn Tarleton will give an illustrated talk and presentation on how to care for and conserve quilts. Tarleton will have quilts on display and provide practical tips for do-it-yourselfers looking to better care for their family heirlooms and creative projects. Following the lecture, Tarleton will offer personal consultations on quilt conservation. Consultations are limited to five people; pre-registration is required.

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This program is free for Museum members/ $10 non-members. Registration required for personal consultations only. For more information or to register, please email or call (978)283-0455 x10.

This program is offered in conjunction with the Gloucester: A Community of Neighborhoods exhibition currently displaying thirteen quilts designed and created by participants in the Art Program at Gloucester’s Rose Baker Senior Center under the leadership of artist Juni Van Dyke.

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Open House at EPDS This Thursday!

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Are you or someone you know looking for a new school? Interested in finding out more about our homeschool program? New to the area? Consider Eastern Point Day School!

Join us for OPEN HOUSE this THURSDAY, Feb. 11th! 9:00 to 11:00 am @ 8 Farrington Ave, near Niles Beach!


Open houses at EPDS are a great way to learn about our school and programs for PreK through 8th Grade! Interested students and their families are welcome and encouraged to attend! Our kids will share with you why they love this school, as they tour you through our classrooms. From a parent’s perspective, you’ll learn about our focus on academic excellence, small class sizes, respect for your child’s individualism and our reasonable tuition.

Can’t make an Open House? CONTACT US anytime to schedule a tour!

Call us at 978.283.1700 or via email:

And don’t forget to check out our Facebook…

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Chamber Invites You to Visit the Azores!

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The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and Connections Adventure Travel invite you to visit the Azores. Sign up to experience the Wonders of the Azores from September 23 – October 2, 2016! Join us at the Azorean Restaurant for an informational meeting to learn everything you need to know about this fantastic trip.

Informational Meeting
The Azorean Restaurant
Thursday, February 25, 2016

RSVP Here for this FREE informational meeting.


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Rodizio Grill In Playa del Carmen

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Northeast BBQ

Found this vertical setup interesting. I’d think it would be more apt to self baste in its own rendered fat if it were horizontal instead of the juices sliding down and off of the meat completely in the vertical setup. Must be a reason for it. Seems like a ton of salt packed onto the meat as well.
Beautiful restaurant. Didn’t eat there.




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