Author Archives: Bridgette Mathews

Captain Carlos’ new chef, yummy new menu!

Rose, Carla and Jamie down at Captain Carlo’s have welcomed aboard Chef Bill Ross (formerly of Lobsta Land) and have rolled out a delicious new menu for this season that include some awesome looking risotto dishes and new flatbreads, along with Thursdays special of $17 Prime Rib with 2 sides and Fridays $14.00 Lobster Roll and fries.   Every weekend they have specials that include this week’s …Lump Crab Stuffed Grey Sole with a lobster, basil sauce…Boneless Pork Chop Au Poivre over Yukon gold mashed potatoes with a cognac Dijon mustard Demi…Herb Seared Salmon with a tomato vinaigrette, capers, garlic, shallots, yellow and red grape tomatoes.   I had the Pork Chop special and it was delicious!!

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Off the Island

Sending some warm, breezy sunshine your way this morning from Riviera Maya, Mexico!  Went down to the beach for sunrise and it was a gorgeous, breezy 79 degrees…just us, the waves and the birds chirping.   A girl could get used to this 😀  (note to self…Camera + Air conditioning + Humidity = foggy lens..but I kind of like the soft, diffusion)  Happy Monday all!

Magical mornings

This photo popped up in my “on this day” from a couple years ago and I remember the morning as vividly as the skies were that day!   It was a cloud chasing kind of morning with just me and a coyote peacefully co-existing on Wingaersheek watching the magic unfold.    So as we trudge through the work week, lets soak up some leftover magic from these kind of mornings!


Kindness is still Rockin on!

A couple years ago I wrote about the Kindness Rocks project and I love that this is still alive and going strong in our community!  I found this little fella at the Post Office.   I did not take it because it had made me smile, so it’s job was done and I thought maybe someone else could use it.   This also made me think about what an awesome EASTER activity this would be for the young ones after the easter egg hunt was done.   It seems we have a whole lot of rocks to get rid of from the storms so why not grab a few and sit the young ones down for a little project then go for a ride and “plant” their kindness somewhere in the city!   There is a facebook page “Glosta Rocks” you can check out and share your Kindness Rocks photos.    Keep Rockin on!!img_8296img_8297

Mass at the Mohans Altar of St. Joseph

We were honored to have Father Michele Benetti from Bishop Fenwick present Mass to us during our Novena yesterday at Sista Felicia’s home.  It was a beautiful morning and Father B, being from Northern Italy had a special request to sing his favorite song Dell Aurora  which happens to be one of our favorites as well!

St. Joseph’s Novena blessing

Father Joseph came last night to bless the food and altar in preparation for the Feast of St. Joseph.  He was truly in awe of how committed our entire community is to tradition and family and I know it was as much a moment for him as it was for us.  Thank you Father Joseph!DSCF3614-EditDSCF3603-EditDSCF3589-EditDSCF3591-Edit


Day 3 – St. Joseph’s Novena

A few short clips of the beautiful songs that are sung each night of Novena.   Last night with the blizzard we had to be a little resourceful and thanks to a little facebook technology (and our youngins helping us) we were able to go “Live” in a private group and be together for Day 4!!   Where there’s a will there’s a way!   Enjoy the beautiful sunny day after!!


Day 1 – Novena to St. Joseph

We started today with our first morning Novena to St. Joseph at Felicia’s who so graciously opens her home each year for us to gather and share our intentions. This year we are holding weekend Novenas in the mornings so those who can’t make it at night can join us. Viva, Gesu, Maria, Giuseppe!

St. Joseph Novena begins tomorrow

Year after year local families gather to carry on the italian tradition of the Feast of St. Joseph for our children and future generations.   This year’s Novena to St. Joseph begins tomorrow and will last 9 days until the feast day on March 19th.   Last weekend Sista Felicia and her crew lovingly washed, repaired and presented all the Saints to their Altar in preparation for the Novena.  This year the color Blue was selected because it symbolizes heavenly grace, hope, good health, and the state of servitude. As you all know the Virgin Mary is often depicted wearing blue clothing.  The altar this year is for all Children.  This past year so many families have suffered unimaginable heartbreak and worry for their kids.  The health, safety & wellbeing of our Children is weighing heavily on every parents mind these days.  Prayers to stop the violence surrounding us in society, and prayers for all illnesses, that have struck so many families this past year are needed more than ever.  Together we will petition St. Joseph and the Blessed Mother to keep our children healthy, safe & happy.   St. Joseph, Pray for Us.



Sunshine and Spring Training

I’ve been a little m.i.a. from the blog these past few weeks but I’ve been enjoying some downtime in Arizona visiting my oldest daughter who moved out there last August.   We had some fun exploring the Sedona area and Grand Canyon, but my husband was in his glory sitting in the stands of his first Spring Training game with the Cactus League in Phoenix.   Great day watching the Cubs vs Diamondbacks in the warm Arizona sunshine!


Pasta day at Sista Felicia’s

Yesterday was the annual pasta making day at Sista Felicia’s as we prepare for the St. Joseph’s feast day next month.  Many hands make light work…along with lots of laughs and memories.   This year we donned our “house aprons” like our grandmother’s and aunts used to wear and we could definitely feel their presence!



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