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February is National Cancer Prevention Month

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February  is National Cancer Prevention Month.

Prevention, Screening, Early Detection and Treatment SAVES LIVES! 

Risk Factors You Can Control to Minimize Your Risks – Healthy eating, healthy weight, regular exercising, avoid or minimize alcohol intake, avoid over-exposure to sun, stopping smoking, decreasing stress are some of the ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle and help prevent cancer.

Ask your doctor about risk factors, screening and prevention.

‘Sometimes it Takes a Village’a professional, experienced referral network and support system is available to assist you with your goals of prevention and optimal health. Contact me for information.

Dreamtime Wellness™ offers education and tools that empower and assist you with stress relief and maintaining healthy lifestyles. Take Back Your Life and Your Health. You’ll Be Glad You Did.

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Adventures In Travel- The Savage Windbreaker Hood Over The Face Move

Last night was the Superbowl.  As I had a bunch of lobster boats fishing I ended up eating two heaping portions of Kate’s fantastic Shepherds Pie for dinner. Didn’t finish up at the dock til 7:45 PM and then headed over to watch the second half of the Superbowl at Sista Felicia’s.   Luckily I got to pound down some of Craig Kimberley’s outstanding smoked ribs and we all drank like fishes. All good or so I thought til this morning when the rumbling started in my tummy.   Some scary burps which almost regurgitated the most unholy mix of spicy hot apparently not wholly digested party grub. Luckily I didn’t puke on the ride into the airport because the smell of that puke would have undoubtedly ruined the car forever.
But about halfway into our ride I felt a real urgency to take a dump and release the kraken that was becoming increasingly uncomfortable in my belly.
We make it to the airport and I get to the bathroom to take care of dump number one for some temporary relief.  The toilet paper in the stall was so thin it may as well have been transparent.  I’ll never understand what the people who are in charge of making the decision as to what toilet paper to purchase are thinking when they purchase such flimsy toilet paper.   Do they think we’re not going to double it over three or four times so we don’t end up wiping our arse and ending up with fingers full of shit?  It’s so beyond stupid because people probably end up using way MORE toilet paper to insure against potential breakage. Isn’t that counterintuitive to saving money for the airport because if you put good quality toilet paper in there you might only double it over twice instead of four times with the flimsy stuff.
Anyway,  I got some temporary relief after dump number one but all through the security check and on our way to the gate I was ripping some serious facts, scared to death there was going to be some semi digested shepherds pie soiling my underwear. Luckily that hasn’t been the case… yet.
So I get situated on the plane.  Middle row.  I never fly middle row,  always aisle.  Always! Except for this flight where were we got the last seats on the plane and The Rabbit,  Enrico Pallazzo and I are all scattered throughout the plane in middle seats.   The stewardess comes by and takes my drink order and wanting to hydrate after last night’s Superbowl drinking fest I order a cranberry juice and a water.
The big ogre of a guy sitting next to me in the precious aisle seat did this move I’d never seen before where he took off his hooded windbreaker and placed it over his face and draped the jacket down over the front of his body.  At first I thought he was just doing this so he could pass the flight looking at porn on his cellular device and was using the jacket to hide beneath so no one would see.  For a brief moment I was horrified that he might actually be jacking off under there but soon realized that he was sound asleep.  At first this made me feel better about the situation until the cranberry juice started gurgling up in my belly and I really needed that second dump. I couldn’t wake up the ogre and I couldn’t hop over him because there wasn’t enough room to pull off that maneuver. So here I sit patiently,  praying the ogre wakes up soon so I can lay a beating on the toilet on this plane.
Seriously,  have you ever seen this move on a plane?


Who does that? And how does he even breathe? Pray for me. Middle seat on the plane is the WORST when you’ve trapped.

Hello to all local Food Establishments and all Food Handlers! HRFoodsafe is now in Gloucester!


We offer ServSafe® training from The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. All training programs meet the requirements for Food Protection Manager Certification that are required for the operation of most food service establishments.

ServSafe® Food Protection classes run approximately 4 hours with the 2 hour timed exam immediately following the class. All training materials incorporate the latest information from the most recent FDA Food Code.

ServSafe® Certification has been deemed valid, reliable and legally defensible, as well as transferable between jurisdictions. ServSafe® training is the right thing to do for your employees, but most importantly, for our guests!

Call or email us with any questions or to sign up! 1-855-HR.Train  (1-855-478-7246)

You can also sign up for a class on our website at

Here is our schedule in your area:

Gloucester, MA

Feb 18, 2016, Thu

Mar 16, 2016, Wed

Apr 13, 2016, Wed

May 25, 2016, Wed

Jun 22, 2016, Wed

& More to Come!

The Harbor Room
8 Norwood Court
Gloucester, MA 01930

We look forward to the opportunity to serve you!

Stay Safe,




Karen Pischke Represents! in Chicago

Good morning Joey.

Heard your discussion about Chicago in your last podcast. Gloucester is my adopted city, but Chicago is my home town. 

I visited Chicago in December and while there, represented GMG at Second City and in Little Italy, where I lived.

Leona’s was one of my favorite pizza places in the area. Stopped there for dinner after Second City; one of the few places to eat still open at 10 pm on a Sunday night. I was happy to see it’s still there more than 30 years later. Some of the same people were even still working there. The only thing that seemed different was the color of the table clothes. Maybe next time I visit I’ll bring back some pizza for a ‘Gloucester-Chicago’ pizza contest. :)

Have a great day.   Karen

The Outsidah invites one and all to a very fun Book Launch Party!

The Outsidah invites one and all to a very fun Book Launch Party!

The Outsidah is Doug Brendel, who writes humorous commentary on life in small-town New England from the standpoint of a newcomer.

His columns appear at, at, and in the Ipswich Chronicle.

Every year, Doug publishes all his columns, plus cartoons, in book form.

Color Me Ipswich features the past year’s worth of “Outsidah” columns,

but this year it’s also a coloring book! 

And yes, there will be crayons!

Doug will perform Ipswich humor from the book … 

Copies will be available for sale and autographs … 

Refreshments will be served … 

This event is free and open to the public! 

See you there!

Sat., Feb. 20 … 7-9 p.m.

Personal Best Studio (above the Ipswich Ale brewery)

2 Soffron Lane, Ipswich

Questions? Email

Are You Seeing Red?

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With yesterday’s snow storm you may not have gotten out much, but if you had you may have noticed a lot of women wearing red for National Red Dress Day. 


Heart disease remains the #1 Killer of men and women world-wide. Heart (cardiovascular) disease includes high blood pressure, heart attack (myocardial infarction,) abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia,) congestive heart failure (CHF,) stroke (cerebrovascular disease) and more.

February is ‘National Heart Month.’ Wear red this month to help bring awareness to heart disease, risk factors, and prevention. ‘Get your red on’ all month-long.

Recognize Warning Signs of a Heart Attack. Symptoms of a heart attack can be different in men and women (more subtle at times) and may include –

  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Pain in the upper body such as the neck, jaw, upper back, or arms
  • A squeezing feeling or tightness in the chest
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sweating
  • Nausea or…

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Week of February 7, 2016 – Sawyer Free Library

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Matz Gallery Artist for February: David Bover

DavidBoverArtist’s Statement :Fishing and the sea have defined Gloucester for centuries.  The sights and smells of the water and boats are everywhere.  I love roaming the docks in Gloucester to see what’s happening and perhaps capture a compelling image. These photographs attempt to convey some of the unique marine flavor of Gloucester – especially the rugged beauty of the city’s pride, its fishing boats.  And a few shots of the wide horizon’s grander view as well.  My focus is on light, color and pleasing patterns, on large or small scale. I hope you enjoy viewing these pictures as much as I’ve enjoyed making them.  Walk around Gloucester and check out the waterfront in person!    Biography: This show combines my lifelong passion for boats and the sea with the art of photography.  I first visited Gloucester during college, while in Boston for a work term at…

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John Theo’s new dystopian novel, mission trip (CLEAN READS, 2016) is now available where all e-books are sold


In the year 2077, the United States has become a post-apocalyptic footnote in the world history books. The only place freedom still exists is in a shielded underwater city called The Atoll where a group of Christian refugees are trying to start over. The Atoll inhabitants are hated for their freedoms and hunted for their technology, but even in their protective bubble treachery still finds a way in.


John Theo Jr. has been a freelance writer for over ten years publishing both fiction and non fiction. He holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. He is an adjunct professor at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts, where he teaches screenwriting. Mission Trip is his third full length novel. John lives on Cape Ann, Massachusetts with his family. 

Girl Scout Cookie Booth Sale Saturday, February 6 Ace Hardware Gloucester

***Girl Scout Cookie Booth Sale***

Be the popular guy at Sunday’s Superbowl and show up with cookies!

This Saturday, February 6, 2016

Ace Hardware, Gloucester 

9:30am to 12:00pm – $5/box

Help support a great group of girls as they learn goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and more!  $0.90/box stays with the troop for events, camp, badges and more!


Cape Ann Economic Outlook Breakfast

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The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Economic Outlook Breakfast on Friday, February 26, at The Elks at Bass Rocks, 101 Atlantic Road, Gloucester. Check-in, networking and breakfast will start at 7:30 AM and the program will begin at 8:00 AM.

This year the Chamber welcomes Rick Lord, President & CEO of Associated Industries of Massachusetts, Inc. Lord will speak about his perspective on our regional and statewide prospects for the coming year, including his insights on GE’s decision to relocate to Boston.

Richard C. Lord is President and Chief Executive Officer of Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM). AIM is a state-wide employer advocacy and service organization of more than 4,500 member companies. Prior to joining AIM, Mr. Lord served as Chief of Staff for the Committee on Ways and Means of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. The…

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