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LET’S HELP BACKYARD GROWERS WIN A $35,000.00 GRANT- IT’S EASY, JUST VOTE!

Soooo exciting and very best of luck to Backyard Growers!!! Please share this post with your friends and ask them to vote, too.

Lara Lepionka, Executive Director of Backyard Growers, writes,

Hello Friends of Backyard Growers,

Backyard Growers is one of three finalists in the b.good Family Foundation’s competition to win a $35,000 grant! In all of Greater Boston, we were chosen as one of the finalists because of the work we are doing right here in Gloucester—so proud!

We are now at the public voting stage. Please do the following to help us win!

Thank you! Lara

 

HAPPY EASTER FROM CAFFE SICILIA!

I love stopping in to visit Maria and Nina at Caffe Sicilia anytime of the year, but especially during the holidays. The bakery was humming today, with their regular customers as well as regional and international travelers, and their refrigerator brimming over with special Easter orders. Folks are still purchasing raffle tickets for Caffe Sicilia’s giant chocolate egg to benefit children with autism. What a gorgeous day for shopping downtown Gloucester. Happy Easter and Happy Spring! 

HALEY BAKER AT TURTLE ALLEY IS ROCKING THE CHOCOLATE MAKING (AS USUAL!)

Saturday afternoon and Haley is working like mad to fill everyone’s Easter basket. She has so much finesse and makes it all look so easy. I’m a messy cook and would after only a few minutes be covered in chocolate. Not such a bad thing, though.

White Chocolate Turtles

Caramel Choclate Nonpareils

HELLO! YOU CAN WIN THIS GINORMOUS EASTER EGG!

Caffe Sicilia is raffling tickets for an enormous Easter egg. The funds raised are going towards autism. Did I mention the egg is DARK chocolate 🙂

THE LONG BEACH DAIRY MAID IS OPEN!

The Long Beach Dairy Maid has reopened for the season and Frank, who runs both the Long Beach Dairy Maid and SurfSide Subs, says that SurfSide Subs is reopening on Thursday. Visit their website here. Did you know you can order from SurfSide Subs online? Or call 978-281-1700.

FRIENDS OF CAPE ANN: WHERE AND HOW DO YOU WORK?

Survey shared by Bo Abrams ~

Isn’t Cape Ann Amazing?

We have such a unique community. People here do so many interesting things for work. We are researching the economic ecosystem of how and where you work to create a state-of-the-art coworking space for Cape Ann.

Do you live here? Take the survey. Do you visit? Take the survey. Do you work from home? Take the survey.

Thanks in advance for being awesome! 

~ the CoWorkGloucester Team 

P.S. Share this survey with your friends, your neighbors, your network, your community!

STOP AND SHOP EMBRACES DISPOSABLE PLASTIC BAGS AND TAKES GIANT LEAP INTO THE PAST

At a time when cities and states across America are working hard to eliminate the scourge of disposable plastic bags, our own Stop & Shop on Thacher Road has taken a flying leap into the past by installing a new bagging system in the checkout lines. My husband and I patronize Stop and Shop regularly and we are both dismayed and left wondering why they have changed to a system that actively encourages the use of disposable plastic bags.

At each checkout line, the old chute that extended beyond the cash register to the bagging area has been replaced by a cramped six-sided carousel preloaded with those horrible disposable plastic bags. The idea is that as an item is paid for, the person doing the bagging can put it immediately into a plastic bag, and when the bag is full they give the carousel a quick spin, bringing around the next plastic bag to be filled.

It’s true that this new system makes it possible to fill bags more quickly and may have been a nifty idea in 1977. But this is 2017, and most of us are avoiding disposable plastic bags. This new Stop & Shop system promotes the use of disposable plastic bags and makes it more difficult to use your own canvas or reusable plastic bag. Additionally, although paper bags are available, they are kept well out of sight.

Perhaps the corporate parent of Stop & Shop – the Dutch supermarket operator Koninkliijke Ahold N.V. – isn’t concerned about the terrible damage done by disposable plastic bags. If you patronize Stop & Shop, please continue to bring your own bags, and ask the baggers to use them. Please don’t take the disposable plastic bags.

A plethora of plastic 😦 😦

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE C.B. FISK OPEN HOUSE MAY 13th!!

How exciting to share that the new C. B. Fisk Opus 148 organ will be available to view at the Fisk open house on May 13th. The organ is being installed at my mother- and father-in-law’s church, Christ Church, in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was so exciting to be at the first meting with my in-laws and Greg Bover. Our daughter Liv has performed at the cathedral and my sister-in-law Amy was married there. I am so looking forward to seeing and hearing it on our next visit to Ohio!

If you have never been to a Fisk open house you are missing a truly exceptional Gloucester experience. The instruments are stunning up close and the artistry and workmanship exquisite.

The first photo is of the scale model of the Cincinnati organ, Opus 148, which has 2 manuals and 22 stops. The second photo is of Opus 150, with 3 manuals and 49 stops and that is headed to Christ Church in Philadelphia. Both organ models are scaled at 1:16 and both will be at the open house.

Aren’t the scale models beautiful and fascinating? I love looking at them nearly as much the real thing.

 

 

Celebrate with us

Join us in Gloucester to celebrate the creation of two new pipe organs.
See and hear Opus 148 and 150 standing together in our workshop.Saturday, May 13
2 pm – 6 pm
C.B. Fisk, Inc.
21 Kondelin Rd.
Gloucester, MA  01930
978 283-1909
www.cbfisk.comLight fare & refreshments served

Greg Bover, Vice President for Operations, towards the center, back with his arms folded.

The Goddesses Tonight! Dave Sags’s Blues Party 8:30pm @ The Rhumb Line 4.13.2017

sam-and-tony-rl-dave-sag-5-2-2016It’s Thursday, Dave Sag is at The Rhumb Line with the musical guest of his choice. He must have woken up on a funny side of the bed when he invited The Goddesses (along with Steve Chaggarisand John Cameron) to fill the bill for three sets of old-timey rock and soul this Thursday, April 13th starting at 8:30. Join the fun.

The Rhumb Line

40 Railroad Ave.

Gloucester, MA

978.283.9732

CAPE ANN VERNAL POND FIELD TRIP TONIGHT – THURSDAY APRIL 13TH

Greetings from the Pond Team…

We had a great field trip last night to Ravenswood Park. A few spotted sals seen migrating – even though it wasn’t raining the ground was still wet from the afternoon rain. Lots of peepers calling and breeding, good wood frog chorus. Lots of congressing sals in the pool. Spermatophores and eggs. Fairy shrimp, caddisfly larva, red-backed salamander and a predaceous diving beetle. What else do you need really?

Still need volunteers for next week’s snake shows.

I’m expecting some good action at the pools tonight, so there will be a field trip. Meet at Walgreen’s at 9 pm.
See you there, Rick

 

We are adding more photographs from the nighttime field trips so check them out…

Nighttime Vernal Pond Field Trip Photographs 2017

WHERE DOES THE EASTER BUNNY DWELL?

At beautiful bunny cottage! The charming bunny houses at Nichols Candy House were made by Diane P. Don’t you love her imaginative details? Notice even the tiny blue eggs on the window frame and chimney

Nichols has vintage chocolate molds to celebrate every season. One year as a surprise, Barbara Nichols made me a very special Scotty dog, made from one of their antique molds. She’ll make one for you, too, by special order. The bunny in the foreground is made from a vintage mold.

Toni Ann Enes joins Fly Amero this Wednesday 7-10pm @ The Rhumb Line 4.12.2017

 

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, April 12th – 7pm
Special Guest: TONI ANN!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She’s back! The wonderful Toni Ann Enes joins us once
again this week at the Rhumb! Great music from one of
Gloucester’s most cherished treasures. We hit at 7pm! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Upcoming…
4/19 * J.B. Amero

4/26 * Chick Marston

5/03 * Ron Schrank

5/10 * Tony Frontiero

5/17 * Inge Berg

5/24 * Jon Butcher
40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/

IMPORTANT SAINT PETER’S FIESTA DATES FOR 2017

The dates of Saint Peter’s Fiesta are June 21st through June 25th and the schedule will be posted on the Saint Peter’s Fiesta website. There is a rumor circulating that Fiesta falls on the following weekend, which is definitely not true. This information comes straight from Fiesta committee member Al Millefoglie.

Tremendously exciting that this year marks the 90th anniversary of the Saint Peter’s Fiesta. I think it’s going to be the BEST FIESTA EVER!!

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