Have you seen Mary and Sarah’s charming children’s book A Day in Rockport? If not, you must! The illustrations and text are captivating and the story book would be a lovely gift for the littlest ones on your Christmas list, as well as make the grownup reading, smile. I hear there may be more stories in the making by these two talented artists. A Day in Rockport is available to purchase at Paper Mermaid located at 57 Main Street, Rockport, just up from Toad Hall Bookstore.
Brought to you by Good Morning Gloucester ~ Happy Thanksgiving All!
In order of appearance:
Daniel J. Dunbar
Matt St. Pierre
I’ve been trying for some time to get a time lapse of the sun coming up between the Twin Lighthouses. I haven’t had time to look at the footage but if the camera wasn’t jostled by the wind, I may have gotten the shot and will post the footage this weekend.
Calling all chocolate lovers (and friends of chocolate lovers) ~ Get this book from local chocolatier Hallie Baker, proprietor of Turtle Alley: Turtle, Truffle, Bark: Simple and Indulgent Chocolates to Make at Home.
I am starting my Christmas wish list today and this book is at the top! Turtle, Truffle, Bark is available to purchase at Turtle Alley and on Amazon.
About the Author ~ Hallie Baker started learning how to make chocolates half her life ago, and hasn’t stopped since. She opened Turtle Alley Chocolates in Gloucester, MA. in 1999, and Turtle Alley II in Salem MA. in 2002. Her chocolates have been featured in Gourmet Magazine, Saveur, Roadfood, The Boston Globe, The Splendid Table, the Food Network’s Roker on the Road, the Rachel Ray show, Tonia’s Kitchen, and more.
Having studied painting in college, her parent’s sage advice to work in the food business kept her fed, but ultimately led her to her chocolatier-ing ways. Now playing with flavor is as much fun as painting was back in the day. This is Hallie’s first book. Fingers crossed for many more!
Hallie’s book is the absolute perfect gift for the lover of all things chocolate on your Christmas list!
Come do your holiday shopping for the gardeners in your life at Backyard Growers this Saturday for SHOP LOCAL SATURDAY! We have new t-shirts, ready-to-go garden gift tins filled with donated products from local businesses, and High Mowing seeds, sprouts, and gift boxes. 100% of your purchase will support our non-profit programs that benefit Gloucester kids and families!
PHOTO CREDIT: BACKYARD GROWERS
Caffe Sicilia has a few pumpkin, ricotta, coconut cream, and pecan pies still available. They are going fast so hurry on in! Please pick up your pie orders before 8pm Wednesday night as they are closed Thanksgiving Day.
Left to right Mario Balstreri (seated), Peter Zappa, our Mayor, and Peter Locontro
Virgilios is making their usual mountain of rolls for Thanksgiving. Walk in service is available and for a large order, it’s best to let them know ahead of time. Virgilos is open through Wednesday at 5pm, closed Thanksgiving Day.
Yummm, Virgilios cookies look so inviting arrayed with Thanksgiving pies!
Jon and Alexandra wish all a Happy Thanksgiving!
CALL 978-281-3064 to place your orders.
Coyotes typically sleep above ground in the open or under cover of shrubbery and wooded patches. Pup season is the only time coyotes use a den, which is usually a rocky outcrop, hollowed out stump, or a burrow made by fox, raccoon, skunk, or other medium-sized mammal. Coyotes will also make a den by digging a hole.
The color and shape of coyote poop (scat) varies, depending on what food is available. Purportedly at this time of year the scat is oftentimes reddish-orange because their diet is rich in apples.
The Paul Revere bell in the Gloucester Meetinghouse tower will toll at 2:45pm, 15 minutes prior to the Spectrum Singers concert. We will do this in honor of those who died or are suffering in Paris, the worldwide victims of terrorism or intolerance, and affirmation of our precious heritage of religious freedom.
For this year’s Thanksgiving apple pies I decided to add some Idareds to the mix of Granny Smiths and Fujis; keeping my fingers crossed that they’ll be extra delish. Happy Baking!
Everyone loves Russell Orchards!
We’ll be participating in “Shop Rockport” on Friday, December 4 from 4:00-9:00 PM at our shopping headquarters inside the Hibbard Gallery of the RAA. The show continues on Saturday, December 5 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Rick Roth writes,
We had a nice exhibit at the Sustainability Fair at the Gloucester High Field House a couple weeks ago. Lots of cool stuff, solar power, wind power and much more. Thanks to Colleen Anderson for working at the event and Ashley Gullett for inviting us.
But… I gotta tell you this part:
At one point in the day, I was speaking with one of the visitors to our display, when I realized how tired I was of being on my feet, since it had been several hours by then. Well, I went to sit down on one of our coolers (we always have coolers at our shows because we transport our animals in them) and I neglected to calculate correctly the trajectory of my hind end so that my center of gravity ended up well behind the cooler. Soon, very soon, the cooler and I were both upended onto the floor, at which point, my momentum carried me into one of our display panels (seven feet tall and six feet wide, wooden frame, rather heavy) and sent it on a crash course toward one of the young ladies at the exhibit next to us. At this point, Colleen was kind of screaming “watch out, watch out”. The exhibit lady turned around just in time to catch the falling panel, with the help of the guy with the clear plastic house model with some sort of heat exchanger in it, who happened to be walking by at the moment. I was still buns up on the floor, but a catastrophe was averted. But… do you see what you miss when you don’t show up for these events?
That was probably our last show of 2015. We are already booking shows for next year. We have a newsletter to put out. And we need some more members for our Fundraising Committee. So please volunteer for one of those activities. And, we need to add a two or three people to our Board of Directors. Lots to do in the “off season” so please get in touch and volunteer for us.
LOBSTER TRAP TREE LIGHTING SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12TH AT 4:30pm!
David Brooks adding the last few hand painted buoys