Brought to you by Good Morning Gloucester ~ Happy Thanksgiving All!
In order of appearance:
Daniel J. Dunbar
Matt St. Pierre
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!
Due to impending Turkey-eating holiday this week, We are commandeering Wednesday night at the Rhumb Line for a night of pre-digestive exercise. This means the heavy dancing guns.
So, C’mon down and boogie your scruples away to Mr. Orville Giddings and crew, featuring The Tower of Kielbasa Horns. That’s world-famous Mr. Marque Earley on honkophone and Tootin’ Tom Palance, on strumpet. Furthermore, a new guy: Mr. Kent Allyn will be poking’ those ivories in the nose. Wait till you hear this guy! Li’l Steevee Chaggaris will be thumpin’ and I’ll be basic. We’re gonna start a li’l later, too: 9 to midnight. Comport or contort yourself! Ask your yoga instructor if The Blues Bash is right for you!
Wednesday November 25 9pm-12am
40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
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.
Mayor Sefatia stops in for a quick cup of Caffe Sicilia fabulous vegigie soup during her super busy day and shares a bite with Wicked Tuna Captain Hollywood Bill Muniz.
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.
Joe and Nancy Virgilio wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!
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.
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.
Whether you subscribe to a traditional religious practice or simply find a divine presence in nature…we hope you will join us for this meaningful community event.
Brace Cove sunrise photo from a morning earlier this week, taken while filming B-roll around Niles Pond. Spectacular colors!
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.
we only have one earth, save it
Richard Lennard’s window for Bananas, Main Street
LOBSTER TRAP TREE LIGHTING SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12TH AT 4:30pm!
David Brooks adding the last few hand painted buoys
Seriously one of the best bands to come to town…go see them…you will be glad you did!
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25 Rogers Street
We’re cookin’ with aghast this time around with the crash landing of Mr. Chris “Stovall”
Brown on our shores. His clinically-approved method of guitarnomics and vocalizations will have you writhing in ecstasy on the dirty floor. Only Asgard®, the stain remover of the Gods, can help clean up this human stain. Pork crackling rants provided by Mr. Steevee Chaggarriss, finger popping somnambulist, and eardrum specialist. I’ll be there, too, whining about the tip jar once again. Hours 8:30 to 11:30.
Now,kids, next week sees Thanksgiving on Thursday, so to prepare your pyloric valve for the festivities, I’ll be moving to Wednesday night, dragging in the bone-breaking Mr. Orville Giddings and a cast of several including Mr. Marque Earley on honkophone, Mr. Kent Allyn, on keys, and Mr. Steevvee Chaaggaarriss (once again) on drummps. A special night! hours 9 to 12.
December is heart attack month. Read it and weep! My best shows!??!!
Dec. 3 Ms. Lisa Marie. Who knows who she’ll drag in?
Dec.10 Ricky “King” Russell and Johnny Bluehorn. Wait till you hear this guy! Otherworldly!
Dec.17 “Sax” Gordon Beadle with Eddie Scheer and mike DiBari. What can I say?
Dec. 24 and 31 off to the Gerald Ford Clinic for rehab. See you next year!
40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
Providing excellent camouflage, Harbor Seals have evolved with coats that blend perfectly with the surrounding rocks and sandy shores on which they “haul out.” Each individual Harbor Seal’s pattern of spots is unique, with two basic variations, either a light coat with dark spots or a dark coat with light spots. Their bellies are generally lighter colored.
Harbor Seals are easily disturbed by human activity, which is the reason why they are all looking in my direction. I climbed way out on the rocks to get a closer look that they found disturbing enough, when a loud crash in the distance made them all jump simultaneously.
Fellow friends of Niles Pond and I have all noticed that the seal in the above photo is noticeably whiter. He has a big gash on his neck as you can see in the close-up photo, which I didn’t notice until looking through the pictures. I wonder if that is why he has been spending so much time on the rocks. Perhaps he is recovering.
Interesting fact: Although Harbor Seals have been seen as far south as the Carolinas, Massachusetts is the most southern region in which they breed.