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Tom Waits Quote of the Week from Greg Bover

Glad to be back from a long installation in Seattle, the QotW resumes:

“Don’t plant your bad days. They grow into weeks. The weeks grow into months. Before you know it, you got yourself a bad year. Take it from me – choke those little bad days. Choke ‘em down to nothing.”

Tom Waits (1949-    )


A California native, Waits is known for his distinctive gravelly voice and his superb songwriting talents. Although usually categorized as a blues musician, his music extends far beyond that genre into jazz and experimental styles. Many of his ballads have been covered by more famous artists; including Springsteen’s “Jersey Girl” and the Eagles’ “Ol’ 55.” Waits also has a 35 year working relationship with Francis Ford Coppola and has scored nearly twenty films. His unusual looks and massive cool have gotten him parts in dozens of movies, from “One from the Heart” to “The Book of Eli.” Famously anti-consumerist, Waits has successfully sued both Audi and Frito-Lay for using sound-alike musicians to flog their products. He is married to Kathleen Brennan and has three children.

Greg Bover

Good Morning Gloucester Cape Ann Giclee Photography Show Continues Through April 30th

Comsos 12 ©Kim Smith 2014 copyIf you didn’t have the opportunity to attend the Good Morning Gloucester Contributors Photography Show opening party last weekend, please do stop in. The show runs through April 30th. I promise you won’t be disappointed!2015GMG-invitePostcard

Bus Fire Mass Pike North in Sturbridge

Such a sad and scary sight. I really hope everyone got off safely.

Sabra Hummus Recall Alert!

Joey C:

Cape Ann Wellness
Your source for Cape Ann health, fitness and wellness information

Originally posted on Cape Ann Wellness:

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit

Hi Joey. I first saw this on the SeniorCare, Inc Facebook page and thought it would be good to share with Good Morning Gloucester’s Cape Ann Wellness to help ‘spread the word.’

‘Sabra Hummus Recall’ due to possible bacterial (Listeria) contamination. Sabra has recalled 30,000 cases of hummus. More information can be found below –

Thanks to Gloucester’s SeniorCare, Inc. for getting the word out. Good to know!  

Eat Safe, Be Safe!      ~ Happy, Healthy Weekend,    ~ Karen

~ Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness™  Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit Find us on Facebook –

Disclaimer: This blog pro­vides gen­eral infor­ma­tion and dis­cus­sion about health and related sub­jects. The words and other con­tent pro­vided in this blog, and in any linked mate­ri­als, are not intended and should not be con­strued…

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Back by popular demand! More Frontiero Paintings

Here are some more Paintings of my Fathers and one of my older paintings I’ve listed on Ebay.

If you don’t have a Ebay account and want to purchase one of these paintings email me and if there are no bids on that painting I’ll cancel the auction for you.    contact me at:

I will only be selling small size paintings no bigger than 11″x14″ on ebay due to high shipping cost.

If you would like a larger size and different Cape Ann scene email me.

I will deliver to Gloucester and Rockport.


EARTH DAY FAIR Presented by Greenbelt, Essex County’s Land Trust and Community Partners April 26th


Presented by Greenbelt, Essex County’s Land Trust and Community Partners

Essex, MA —- On Sunday, April 26th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Essex County Greenbelt will be hosting its second annual Earth Day festival in collaboration with numerous community non-profit organizations.  This will be a fun, interactive and informative family-friendly event at Greenbelt’s Cox Reservation headquarters in Essex. The theme of the fair this year will be pollinators. Visitors will learn more about bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, flowers and how pollination is key to a healthy environment.

The event will showcase local non-profit organizations that share a commitment to building an environmentally sustainable community. Jonathan Mirin of the Piti Theater Company will be performing his original show “The Story of My Bees” at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. This 25 minute storytelling event uses puppetry, clowning, dance, music and audience participation to tell Farmer James’ comic, tragic and ultimately hopeful story. The Piti Theater’s shows give children and adults tools for helping pollinators thrive in their communities.

Our community partners will offer hands-on activities for the whole family to learn about butterflies, flowers, bees, beekeeping and pollinators in general. Visitors will get a “passport” to have stamped as they make a bee-line around the fair learning about different aspects of the world of pollination. Those who complete the passport will get a special prize!

Some of the day’s activities and partners include:

•“The Story of My Bees” puppet show at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm

• Learn about monarch butterflies / Mass Audubon/Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

• Learn about carpenter bees /  Essex Shipbuilding Museum

• Discover pollinators in art and paint with watercolors / Cape Ann Museum

• Interactive activity / North Andover Wildlife Tea

• Plant seeds for your pollinator garden / Next Step Living

• See an observation hive / Tomten Beeworks

• Learn about hummingbirds / Kestrel Educational Adventures

• Explore bees and butterflies under a microscope /  Manchester Essex Conservation Trust

• Hear music from Tom “Satch” Kerans from 11:00-12:00 pm, The Tree House Charlatans 12:00-1:00 pm, and Olivia Gale 1:00-2:00 pm

• And much, much more!!

Bring a picnic to enjoy on the grounds. Greenbelt will offer light snacks and lemonade. For more information contact Greenbelt at or call 978-768-7241.

Since 1961, Greenbelt has been working with local individuals, families, farmers and communities to protect the farmland, wildlife habitat and scenic vistas of Essex County. Greenbelt has protected more than 16,000 acres of local land and has had a direct role in 75% of all land conserved in the last decade.  For more information about Greenbelt programs visit or call 978-768-7241

Eastern Point Day School is having a Texas Hold’ Em Tournament at the St. Peter’s Club on May 2nd!


Looking for a fun way to support the “little school that could”? Eastern Point Day School is having a Texas Hold’ Em Tournament at the St. Peter’s Club on May 2nd! Beginners are welcomed and encouraged to PLAY!

Spread the word! Tickets can be ordered until April 28th!

Visit our event page to order tickets!

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When the Bell Rings, Whack It!

BellRing5779wmAnd when you see actor Brian Cranston of “Breaking Bad” fame wearing a shirt like this, buy it… at Bananas. There are so many similar things in that TV series that ring true, like cancer and intense physical therapy (altho’ from gunshot wounds). What a fine day to bid farewell the expert radiologists at the Lahey Clinic, and to tell them how much I appreciated their hard work in the continuing effort in saving my life. Now monthly follow-ups.

If you are a striper fisherman, weekly striper migration map is striper gold – Bookmark  and save it to your favorites,  watching week to week as the areas of yellow and red creep ever northward toward us is pretty cool.  I’m going to make some notes as to what things in nature on land happen at the same time and if it coincides with any type of pop in lobster landings.  What would be cool is if they super imposed average weekly water temps on the map to see exactly what effect that has.
Here’s the map from this week,  go the site and bookmark it to follow them from here on out-


Community Stuff 4/18/15

WHAT: Drumming sessions for young people led by Mike Morse, Mark Nelson & Jay DiPrima
WHERE: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 48 Middle St.
WHEN: Each Friday in May from 3-4pm (May 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29th)
WHO: Youth ages 9-16
COST: $10 total for 5 sessions
CONTACT: Jay DiPrima – or call the office M-TH (9-noon) at 978-283 – 1708
If you’ve had an interest in learning how to play a drum in a fun and friendly environment with others – here’s your chance. We will open up the church doors and let the drumming begin!
Each Friday in May, St. John’s Episcopal Church is offering a series of drum circle sessions for young people, age’s 9-16years old.  The sessions will run each Friday afternoon from 3 – 4pm (May 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29th).
The total cost for all five sessions is only $10! A specialist African drummer, Mike Morse, will meet with us on the first session. The other facilitators are Mark Nelson, Music Director and Jay DiPrima, Director of Youth Ministry for St. John’s.
We have plenty of drums to host at least a dozen drummers. First come will be first served when they sign up.  You only need to bring yourself and an interest in learning rhythms and how to drum with others. Opportunities to perform may be available as part of St. John’s children and youth services.
To sign up: Contact Jay DiPrima at: or call the office at 978-283 – 1708.

#1 Mother’s Day Present For The Good Morning Gloucester Lover In Your Life- A Stonewashed GMG Cap Or Dry Fit Shirt!!!

Make life easy on yourself and get it done.  Order now and have it within a week, plenty of time before Mother’s day. Here’s the link to the All Things Gloucester Store-

There’s also one (read one single) XL premium super plush hoodie left, one half zip black technical dry fit jacket size medium, one xl full zip technical jacket in grey and one xxl full zip technical jacket in grey,2 Lg short sleeve light blue dry fit t shirts, 1 XL short sleeve light blue dry fit t shirts, 1 White XL short sleeve dry fit t shirt, 1 Lg Black Long Sleeve Dry Fit Shirt, 1 White XXL Long Sleeve Dry Fit Shirt and 1 XL White Long Sleeve Dry Fit T Shirt left.

Very limited quantities on the shirts so get on it if you have specific size requirements!

The ones we did a couple summers ago were stonewashed blue. These bad boys are stonewashed charcoal and lobster approved :)

GMG Logo Cap Pigment Dyed Stonewashed Charcoal. Velcro strap. Three Color High Stitch Count Embroidery. If you purchase 5 caps at once you get a 6th cap free and free shipping.
If you order 5 Caps I’ll include the extra cap free!

If you have a certain size dry fit T or hoodie you would like, I can special order them for you, just let me know.

Here’s a link to the GMG store to purchase yours-

Mayor Romeo Theken Celebrates Lives Saved via Organ Donation Gloucester Celebrates April as Donate Life Month

731 lives saved in 2014 thanks to organ donation
MA Residents personally touched by donation will share their stories

Gloucester, MA – City Hall – On Tuesday April 21st at 10:30 AM, Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken and Senator Bruce Tarr will join individuals personally touched by organ donation and the New England Organ Bank, to celebrate organ and tissue donation and announce April as Donate Life Month in Gloucester, encouraging citizens to register as organ and tissue donors.  

What: April as Donate Life Month in MA – Lives saved because of organ and tissue donation

Who:   Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken
             Senator Bruce Tarr
             Gloucester residents personally touched by organ donation
            New England Organ Bank

Where: Gloucester City Hall, Kyrouz Auditorium

When:  Tuesday, April 21st at 10:30 AM

In 2014, 731 lives were saved here in New England because of the generosity of individuals who became organ donors.  Thousands more lives were enhanced through the gift of tissue donation.  With the need for life-saving transplants growing every day – over 123,000 patients are now on the US transplant wait list – it is crucial to educate our communities about taking action to register as donors. The celebration commemorates those who have received or continue to wait for lifesaving transplants as well as the families of individuals who chose to be donors.

There are now 110 million registered donors in the United States; still, the number of people in need of transplants continues to rise.  The solution to this problem is to continue educating the public about the lifesaving effects of donation and transplantation and encouraging them to sign up through their state donor registry.  “The state plays an important role in this process as vast majority of individuals in Massachusetts (99%) register to be an organ and tissue donor at the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV)”, stated Matt Boger of New England Organ Bank.  

About New England Organ Bank: New England Organ Bank is the federally-designated, non-profit procurement organization responsible for the surgical recovery of organs and tissues for transplant throughout the New England region.  For more information and to register as a donor visit

1980s hit-maker Martha Davis interview on 104.9 SUNDAY @ 9AM

This Sunday (4/19) at 9AM, Aurelia Nelson welcomes 80s rocker Martha Davis, founder of The Motels, to her North Shore 104.9 radio show “Curtain Up” for a spirited interview about what it’s like to be “the most charismatic female performer in rock,” as described by Robert Hilburn of The Los Angeles Times.

Martha Davis is credited with helping to define the New Wave sound that dominated MTV and pop radio in the 1980s.

But she’s not one of those rockers who’s satisfied to live off her prior success. She’s still writing new songs, recording new music and discovering new talent, like Boston Music Award Winner Ruby Rose Fox who opens The Motels show down the road at The Larcom Theatre on Wednesday (good seats still available, especially in the balcony — get them here.)

And she’s about to release a film of her live performance at the 50th anniversary of the famed Whisky-A-Go-Go, where she changed the face New Wave music forever.  Check out the trailer here:

Beautiful Bird Having Breakfast In Sista’s Herb Garden


Anyone know what type of bird this is?



Apparently it prefers Worms & Fresh Chive for Breakfast!



This bird has been stopping by to feed for the past week!

Joey edits:


Yellow-crowned Night-Heron


IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Photo

© Kaustubh Deshpande

A nocturnal heron of the southern swamps and coasts, the Yellow-crowned Night-Heron can also be found breeding along wooded streams northward to Indiana and Illinois.


32 Main Street, Essex Ma.

Live Music 3-6 
By Jake Pardee

Name that Tune
Bingo with Prizes
Raffle and Scavenger Hunt
Food and Drinks
 Let’s bring warmth and sunshine to Essex and have some fun! Experts will be on hand for our own  Road Show to appraise art, coins, military items and more.
Preview our  new spring line of garden items and other great treasures and most importantly eat, drink and enjoy!
White Elephant Spring Jam
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Our mailing address is:
White Elephant Shop
32 Main Street
Essex, Ma 01929



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