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Local Author Debuts First Novel

Very excited for FOB Carla Dellporta, she is releasing her first novel on August 31st.   Congratulations Carla..

For Immediate Release

 Press Contact:             Carla Dellaporta



Penelope Door, the pen name of Gloucester resident and writer, is releasing her first novel, Wounds of the Past.

This work of fiction is set in a small New England city and focuses on Matilda Dante, a complex woman struggling with hazy childhood memories – the most haunting of which is the spontaneous appearance of crosses on her wrists. Matti’s stigmata, and the bizarre death of her mother, were both chronicled in the local newspapers but get her no closer to bringing to light hidden family secrets. Guided by a gilded talisman and unsullied love, Matti begins to unearth the wounds of the past, discovering a most unexpected path to her future.

“I am thrilled to be among the group of amazingly talented writers on Cape Ann and am eager to see the public’s reaction to my debut novel”, Penelope stated.

On Wednesday, August 31st, Wounds of the Past will be available on Amazon, at the Bookstore of Gloucester on Main Street and several copies will be donated to the Sawyer Free Library by the author.

Penelope Door will also be featured at the Eastern Point Lit House’s Third Thursday Open Mic night on September 15th at 261 Main Street, Gloucester at 7:30PM. No fee. No RSVP. Please stop by to hear a reading and to learn the true identity of “Penelope Door”.

About the Author:

Penelope Door, a proud Brooklyn NYC native, now calls Cape Ann home. When her loyal puppy, Benjamin, is not demanding all of her time she is hard at work on completing her next novel, Conviction, her memoir and a series of children’s books.


Busy day on Saturday

Rick and I went to the Rotary Breakfast, the Waterfront Festival and of course Kayaking from Corliss Landing down the Annisquam to Little River and back.  Coming back from Little River and coming onto the Annisquam River the tide was changing and also the wind.  At times going backwards.  Lots of exercise and building muscle on the arms.  Love it.

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Call out for artists

The Phyllis A is holding an art show on October 22, 2016 inside the Gloucester Marine Railways Building.  Great venue.  If you are interested in this great show for a great cause, please contact me either through Good Morning Gloucester by commenting or

Thank you and look forward to hearing from all.

Phyllis A flyer

More great deals at TBT Post

Visit us this Saturday during the second Main St. Block Party of the summer in Gloucester. Our special promotion for this Block Party ONLY: The first 20 customers to make purchases of $25 or more receive a FREE SCARF!

The Block Party starts at 5 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. but make sure you get there early to get your free scarf with your purchase!


Lexicon Gallery

Saturday September 24, 2016 at 10:00 AM EDT
Sunday September 25, 2016 at 4:00 PM EDT

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Lexicon Gallery And Studios
15 Lexington Ave
Magnolia, MA 01930

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Seyrel Williams
Lexicon Gallery & Studios

Martha Grover Two Day Hands-On Workshop 

 Sept 24 – 25, 10am – 4pm

Lexicon is very excited to have Martha Grover coming to our neck of the woods to teach this two day, hands-on workshop.

Participants will work with bottomless wheel-thrown forms and slabs in both the soft and leather-hard stages. Martha will demonstrate various altering techniques and the addition of slabs, handles, and spouts to create an assortment of functional forms. These will include her signature cups, bowls, vases, pitchers, lidded forms, and baskets. Each new form will be demonstrated by Martha then practiced by participants, moving from simpler to more complex construction over the course of the two days.

Martha will also address a range of topics of interest to working and aspiring potters, including crack repair and mending, the use of the spray gun for glaze application, successful studio practices, any special topics requested by the class, and her sources of inspiration and philosophy of making. Participants will gain both technical knowledge and insights into Martha’s development of a successful body of work.    

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Sat Sept 24 10am – 4pm and Sun Sept 25 10am – 4pm

Class size 20 maximum

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