Category Archives: Family

SUNDAE FUNDAY

The MLCC would like to extend an invitation to the entire community for an Ice Cream Social
Friday April 27, 5-7pm.

Come enjoy a sweet treat with us as we welcome SPRING to Magnolia for the first of 3 straight weeks of excellent community events at the MLCC! Our annual membership drive is upon us and if you haven’t renewed already, this is a great opportunity to get re acquainted with the Magnolia Library and Community Center. Board members will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about our facility and offer information about our upcoming events!

** $4 suggested donation per family**
*** All proceeds will benefit the MLCC’s purchase of a new generator for the building so that we may better serve our community in times of need ***

VIVA SAN GIUSEPPE! WITH LOVE FROM THE GROPPO FAMILY AND FREINDS

So many joy-filled faces filling their plates with Saint Joseph Day feast fare, prepared by Nina, Franco, and a tremendous circle of family and friends. The special meatless feast dishes are prepared during the weeks prior to Saint Joseph Day and everyone lends a hand, from the very youngest to the very oldest.

To name just some of the wonderfully delicious and much anticipated traditional foods– bowls of handmade tender pasta, fish and shrimp baked with bread crumbs (the breadcrumbs symbolize sawdust), batter-dipped and fried artichokes and cauliflower, Saint Joseph bread, panellle, platters of smoked and freshly caught cod, octopus salad, minestrone with fava beans, fresh fruit, sfinci, cassata cake, and zeppole. 

In honor of the spirit of Saint Joseph and the values of compassion and kindness that He represents, the Groppo Family opens their home to all who wish to celebrate at the table of San Giuseppe.

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Saint Joseph Pasta bubbling away, almost ready to serve ❣️

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Franco and Pablo cooking steaming vats of pasta.

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Cape Ann Lanes weekly and February vacation specials

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go Coehlos 🙂

What’s included…Family deal February vacation
2 hours of bowling on one lane for up to 6 people
Shoe rentals for all bowlers
Large cheese pizza
Pitcher of soda
All for only $59.00   -You save $25!!

Valid anytime. Cannot be combined with other offers.
Reservations recommended. Call to Reserve a Lane 978-283-9753
hours

weekly specials

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The I Am More Project

From our friend Amy Kerr, she is doing a wonderful project. Please go to her website for more information.

THE I AM MORE PROJECT IS LOOKING FOR WRITERS

 Those of us who suffer from depression, grief, anxiety, addiction, eating disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, and dysphoria can become overshadowed by our struggles, but we are more than our suffering. We are parents, friends, artists, professionals and children. We have dreams, loves, goals and gifts.

 You can read the stories of those here in Cape Ann that you might not have realized struggled with these issues, like Donna and Seth, by following I Am More at https://amykerrdrawsportraits.wordpress.com. Then share your own essay or poem by emailing amykerrdraws@gmail.com to receive a Writing Guide.

 

 

 

 

 

Ready set sled…almost! TOHP Burnham Library Essex MA

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TOHP BURNHAM LIBRARY, ESSEX, MA is sited upon another breathtaking Cape Ann landscape with an easy family slope for winter fun.

Great effort! Sweet son gave a proper push to mom, intending to hop aboard, while his older sister raced on.

running to catch up. Almost! Great push though sledding Essex MA

THANK YOU! AND BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY AND JOYOUS NEW YEAR

Thank you community for your tremendous support with our online fundraising campaign for my documentary Beauty on the Wing. Your help has meant the world and because of you I will be able to create the final cut in 2018. We will continue fundraising efforts while editing and I will keep you updated on our progress. And if you couldn’t contribute for whatever reason, I thank you for your good words of support.

2017 has been the best year, not only because of your contributions to my film but because our first granddaughter Charlotte was born on July 10. My family has been blessed many times over this year, most especially because this beautiful little person and her mom Jessica became a part of our family.The photo was taken in late summer when Charlotte was only two months old and I smile every time I look at it, her expression is so thoughtful. There is no age limit and no age of entry–every person has the innate capacity to become captivated by nature!

With thanks and gratitude for the generous spirit of these kind people and foundations: LAUREN MERCADANTE (PRODUCER), SUSAN FREY (PRODUCER), NEW ENGLAND BIOLABS FOUNDATION, JOHN HAUCK FOUNDATION, BOB AND JAN CRANDALL, MARY WEISSBLUM, SHERMAN MORSS, PETE AND BOBBI KOVNER (ANNISQUAM AND LEXINGTON), ALICE GARDNER (BEVERLY), CLAUDIA BERMUDEZ (LEXINGTON), JAY FEATHERSTONE, MIA NEHME (BEVERLY), CHICKI HOLLET, JUNI VANDYKE, ERIC HUTCHINSE, KAREN MASLOW, MARION F. (IPSWICH), ELAINE M., KIMBERLY MCGOVERN, MEGAN HOUSER (PRIDES CROSSING), JIM VANBUSKIRK (PITTSBURGH) NANCY MATTERN (ALBUQUERQUE), DONNA STOMAN, PEGGY O’MALLEY, JOEY CIARAMITARO, CATHERINE RYAN, JOEANN HART, JANE PAZNIK BONDARIN (NEW YORK), ROBERT REDIS (NEW YORK), NUBAR ALEXANIAN, HILDA SANTOS (SAUGUS), PETER VAN DEMARK, PATRICIA VAN DERPOOL, FRED FREDERICKS (CHELMSFORD), LESLIE HEFFRON, JIM MASCIARELLI, DAVE MOORE (KOREA), LILIAN AND CRAIG OLMSTEAD, JOHN STEIGER, PAT DALPIAZ, AMY KERR, BARBARA T. (JEWETT, NY), ROBERTA C. ((NY), MARIANNE G. (WINDHAM, NY), PAULA RYAN O’BRIEN (WALTON, NY), MARTHA SWANSON, KIM TEIGER, JUDITH FOLEY (WOBURN), PATTI SULLIVAN, RONN FARREN, SUSAN NADWORNY (MELROSE), DIANE LINDQUIST (MANCHESTER), HEIDI SHRIVER (PENNSYLVANIA), JENNIFER CULLEN, HOLLY NIPPERUS (BROOKLYN), TOM HAUCK, AND ANONYMOUS PERSONS FOR THEIR GENEROUS HELP.

The LobstahCrackah Ballet: Revenge of the Gull King ~ December 29- January 14

Definitely not your mama’s Nutcrackah! Appropriate for all ages!

In this unique spin, the Gull King will overcome the LobstahCrackah Prince and kidnap Clarafied Buttah, taking her away to Lobstahland where he steals the magic scepter and throne of the queen, The Shrimp Cocktail Fairy. Meanwhile, Uncle Drawsum Buttah has transformed the LobstahCrackah back into a prince, who returns to Lobstahland disguised as a squid to save the day. Dancing turbines, mermaids, jelly fish, and whales… oh my! Come experience the magic for the last time.

6th & FINAL

Revival by Popular Demand!

December 29- January 14

We are conveniently located in

historic downtown Gloucester

at 169 Main Street or 68 Rogers St

Below Floating Lotus

ADVANCE TICKETS
STRONGLY SUGGESTED

Don’t miss it!

* Box office opens 30 mins before curtain.

Tickets available here > https://www.folkloretheatre.company/

 

Wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Hope all had a wonderful Christmas Holiday yesterday.  I must have been a good girl with Santa, AKA, Rick getting me a new EOS 7D Mark II camera.  Can not wait to go out and photograph.

Love these slippers that my sister in law wore.


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Katie Kahl to New Position at Gloucester Marine Station

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The School of Earth and Sustainability at the University of Massachusetts Amherst today announced that Gloucester resident Katie Kahl has been named to a newly created position, extension assistant professor in sustainable fisheries and coastal resilience, at the Gloucester Marine Station. She will bridge the university’s research capacity with ecological, economic and social needs in the area.

 

Sen. Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) says, “The appointment of Kate Kahl is certainly good news for Cape Ann and UMass, signaling a commitment by the university to boost research at Hodgkins Cove that has meaning for, and impact on, important issues such as strengthening the fishing industry and reaching a better understanding of marine ecosystems. The facility has a storied and important legacy of helping the commercial fishing industry. Now we can write a new chapter in that history by working together on shared priorities, and it’s critical to keep that work alive.”

The full Press Release link

Joey Asked, We Got Inspired: SAT NOV 25 Christmas Show that’s as much fun for Adults as it is for Kids

Bryson Lang & Santa (can you guess which one is Bryson?)

A few weeks ago, Joey called me asking if we were planning to have any shows for kids — and we got inspired.

We wanted to produce a show is as much fun for adults as it is for kids.

So… we’re bringing International star Bryson Lang‘s Cure for the Common Show to 9 Wallis (right down the road in Beverly) this Saturday at 2pm.

Comedy, Juggling, Music, Audience Participation, Lots of Fun!

And because it’s the Saturday after Thanksgiving, we invited Santa to make a magical appearance, hand out some gifts and pose on our stage with your child (or grandchild) for a perfectly lit photo op.

All for only 15 bucks! GET TICKETS HERE.

Snacks and beverages for adults and kids will be available for purchase.  All you have to do is bring the kids, relax and enjoy the show!

FIRST BITE OF ICE CREAM!

Spending the day with Jessica, granddaughter Charlotte, and Liv–Charlotte fed herself a spoonful of ice cream at lunch today and it was priceless when she looked up at her Mama with an expression of pure bliss and amazement 🙂


Liv and Jessica Photos

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