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Save Our Shores Ribbon Cutting


An extraordinary event took place this evening on the Back Shore. A ribbon was cut by Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken to commemorate  the successful public campaign by the citizen organization, Save our Shores Gloucester, to raise $100,000 to purchase and protect 4 lots at 166-178 Atlantic Road from development.The land will will be protected in perpetuity by a conservation easement.

Thank you to Save Our Shores Gloucester from a grateful community, our children and our grandchildren.

Save Our Shores Gloucester (SOSG)

Roger Armstrong

Hazel Hewitt

Marty Del Vecchio

Dave Manley

Mark and Pam Poulin

Barbara Silberman

Hogs R Us


Why Are Harley Motorcycles Called Hogs?
By Mario Corbin
eHow Contributor

The term “hog” has been associated with Harley-Davidson motorcycles since the early 1920s. Many businesses like Hula-Hogs in Maui, Hawaii, and Hogs-R-Us in Cork, Ireland, draw business based on this association.


Harley’s Racing Mascot

  • Harley-Davidson has a long and rich history in motorcycle racing. According to Missy Scott, author of “Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company,” a team of farm boys who raced professionally for Harley-Davidson was affectionately known as the “hog boys” and used a pet pig as a mascot. After each win, one of the team members would carry the pig with him on the victory lap.

Harley’s Owners Group (H.O.G.)

  • Harley’s Owners Group (H.O.G.) began in 1983. The acronym “hog” was adopted to commemorate Harley’s racing history. It has since become the world’s largest motorcycle club, boasting more than 1,400 chapters around the world. A one-year membership subscription is free with the purchase of a new Harley.

Hogs Today

  • Although associated with Harley-Davidson, any custom motorcycle can be considered a hog. According to the authors of “The Legal Environment of Business,” the term “hog” is generic. It has been applied to large motorcycles since 1935 and hence cannot be trademarked by Harley-Davidson.

Outside The Box


One of the joys of digital photography is the opportunity it presents for thinking outside the box and experimenting with oddball techniques.

This photo was taken in a very dimly lit restaurant in Portland, Maine a few years ago. I was intrigued by the illumination of the woman’s face by her cell phone. I shot at a slow shutter speed and high ISO (sensitivity) to gather all the light that was available. The result is a grainy, blurry, wispy photo –  attributes you usually don’t want to see. However, I think it works here to create a somewhat eerie, dreamlike image.


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