Category Archives: Good Morning Gloucester

SWEETS FOR YOUR SWEETHEARTS FROM NICHOLS CANDY HOUSE!

Heart Boxes Nichols Candy House www.kimsmithdesignsDelectable chocolate dipped candies of every variety of nut, fruit, and creamy center, fudge (four kinds), freshly roasted in-house delicious nuts, and much, much more–Nichols has a sweet treat for all your Valentines!

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Chocolate basket filled with chocolate hearts

Today when stopping by to pick up gifts for the family, Don Gibbons was making penuche fudge. As the penuche was heating and setting up in a great copper pot he was giving the batter a frequent stir and keeping a watchful eye. In case you are wondering, penuche (panucci in Italian) is chocolate-less fudge, made typically with brown sugar, milk, butter, and vanilla. The brown sugar lends penuche its warm maple-butterscotch hues.

Valentine's Penuche making at Nichols Candy House!

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Barbara Nichols Nichols Candy House www.kimsmithdesignsBarbara Nichols, Nichols Candy House Proprietor and truly lovely lady

Raffle For the Birds

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 10, 2016

CONTACT:

Suzanne Gilbert Lee

978-515-7004   617 872-7633 cell

director@rockyneckartcolony.org

 

“For The Birds” Raffle of Baskets of Birding Related Items to Support Mass Audubon.

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck

6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Gallery hours, Thurs-Sun, 12:00-4:00 PM

Drawing of winning tickets on Sunday, March 6, 2 PM.

Gloucester MA, February 10, 2016.  This is a fun and special opportunity to support Mass Audubon’s important work in protecting the flora and fauna of Massachusetts’s natural environment. In conjunction with the “For The Birds” multi-media avian-related art exhibition juried by Mass Audubon’s Director of the Museum of American Bird Art, a special raffle drawing for two gift baskets of birding related items plus An autographed copy of “The Birdwatcher’s Companion to North American Birdlife” by Christopher W. Leahy will be held on Sunday, March 6, at 2 PM. Ticket holders need not be present to win.

Support Mass Audubon with three chances to win. Raffle tickets: 1 for $5.00, or 3 for $10.00 available now at The Cultural Center gallery, Thursdays through Sundays, 12–4 PM.

The Rocky Neck Art Colony extends many thanks in appreciation to the raffle item donors: Ace Hardware/ Changing Tides Gift Shop; Animal Krackers, Gloucester; Bird Watcher’s Supply, Newburyport; Essex Bird and Pet Supply; Petco, Gloucester; Wolf Hill, Gloucester; Chris Leahy; and two anonymous friends of Mass Audubon. A sample of raffle basket items includes: a “Woodland Pines” birdfeeder, plus a $25 gift certificate from Bird Watchers Supply, Newburyport;  Sibley Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern North America; wooden suet feeder with 2 fillers from Essex Bird  and Pet Supply; turtle necklace courtesy of Changing Tides Gift Shop/Ace Hardware, Gloucester; Audubon note cards from Animal Krackers, Gloucester; a pet grooming Gift Certificate from Petco, Gloucester; $25 Gift Certificate from Wolf Hill, Gloucester; an autographed copy of “The Birdwatcher’s Companion to North American Birdlife by Christopher W. Leahy with Gordon Morrison, Illustrator.  Complete list of items below:

Raffle Basket # 1

  • A lovely wooden suet feeder and 2 suet fillers from Essex Bird and Pet Supply.
  • $25.00 Gift Certificate from Animal Krackers, Gloucester
  • The Sibley Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern North America, by David Allen Sibley
  • Turtle necklace, courtesy of Changing Tides Gift Shop/Ace Hardware, Gloucester.
  • To See Every Bird on Earth: Obsessive Birding, nonfiction by Dan Koeppel
  • Audubon Notecards donated by a friend of Mass Audubon

TOTAL VALUE: $150

Raffle Basket # 2

  • “Woodland Pines” bird feeder, a 10# bag of their Premium Cardinal-Finch Mix Seed, plus, a $25.00 Gift Certificate from Bird Watcher’s Supply, Newburyport
  • A  pet grooming Gift Certificate from Petco, Gloucester.
  • Bracelet, courtesy of Changing Tides Gift Shop/Ace Hardware, Gloucester.
  • A $25 Gift Certificate from Wolf Hill, Gloucester
  • Fabulous Bird Calendar
  • “Birds in Bloom” magazine

TOTAL VALUE: $185.

Raffle item # 3

An autographed copy of The Birdwatcher’s Companion to North American Birdlife by Christopher W. Leahy with Gordon Morrison, Illustrator. The quintessential A-Z guide, this is a book that anyone interested in birds will want to have close at hand. Readers will discover everything from the color of a dipper’s eggs (glossy, white, and unmarked) to the number of species of woodpeckers in the world (216).  And for those who want to go beyond reading about their favorite birds and take to the great outdoors, the book offers still more useful information: descriptive entries on a selection of the best-known bird watching spots of North America.

VALUE: $50 or more

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The Rocky Neck Art Colony, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization nurtures excellence in the arts through exhibitions, workshops, residencies and vibrant cultural events for its members and the public. Long renowned for its luminous light, this harbor and coastal location has been a magnet for some of the most revered realist paintings in American art and a catalyst for the progressive ideas of artists from Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Milton Avery, and Nell Blaine, among many others. Today Rocky Neck continues to attract artists and art lovers to a thriving creative community. For up to date information visit rockyneckartcolony.org

Professor Harp Joins the Dave Sag’s Blues Party Tonight @ The Rhumb Line 8:30pm 2.11.2016

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Wow. I’ve been so busy. Just got back from Fat Tuesday gig and i’m bushed. So here goes:
Lets welcome back the inimitable Mr. Professor Harp. Comin’ all the way from New Bedford where the blues smells like fish, he certainly fits in here in Gloucester. He’s got a razor sharp take on all things musical and will have you quivering in your mukluks as he dives deep into the muddy waters. Backing him up will be that nun-eating master of the Qatar, Mr. Mike DiBari and the shivaree-inducing drumambulist Mr. Stevvee Chaggaris. And me, too. Showtime 8:30. See you then!

 

Dave

Proffessor Harp

http://www.professorharp.com/

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40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-973

Ranking the new Barbies

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So they finally came out with some curvy and darker skinned Barbies instead of that bag of bones bleached blond Barbie they’d been rolling out for decades.
Here’s my definitive rankings.
Number one is the curvy Barbie with the blue hair.  Screams freak in the sheets.
Number two Auburn hair Barbie,  seems classy and her hair reminds me of my Kate’s hair when she had it done up for one of her gigs for work.
Number three Barbie is nubian princess Barbie.  That chocolate skin and exotic beauty is hot but she’s killing it in that outfit. Timeless.
Number four is the shorter Barbie based on the fact that she’s got more curves than that scrawny bleach blond Barbie.
Number five is scrawny bleach blond Barbie.
Number six is bad denim Barbie.  Only reason she came in sixth behind scrawny bleached blond Barbie is because I have a physical aversion to bad denim and that’s just plain bad denim.  Only thing worse would be high waisted bad denim.  If Bad denim Barbie was wearing nubian princess Barbies’ outfit she would leapfrog to number 2.

All this being said I think the manufacturers missed a huge marketing opportunity overlooking the most perfect Barbie in the world,  modeled one of the new Barbies after my Kate,  but seeing as they are trying to go away from unattainable beauty I could see why they would shy away from that option.

 

How owe would your rankings go?

Nichole’s Picks 2/13 + 2/14

Pick #1:  Appleton Farm February Vacation Activities

So many wonderful opportunities for the younger ones at Appleton Farms this February Vacation!

Check out their list of activities below or head to this link to see more.

http://www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/events.html?srregion=&srrelated_property=57425162&srevent_type=&dateType=srevent_start_date&srstartDate=&srendDate=&x=39&y=7

Sign up for one or sign up for all!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

From the Farm Kettle: Stews

Saturday, February 6
Appleton Farms
Hamilton and Ipswich | North Shore

Family Fun, Lectures & Workshops

Sunday, February 7, 2016
Learn to Snowshoe

Sunday, February 7
Appleton Farms
Hamilton and Ipswich | North Shore

Outdoor Recreation

Saturday, February 13, 2016
Farm Inspired Crafts for Kids

Saturday, February 13
Appleton Farms
Hamilton and Ipswich | North Shore

Family Fun

Valentine’s Farm Dinner and Culinary Workshop

Saturday, February 13
Appleton Farms
Hamilton and Ipswich | North Shore

Farms & Food, Lectures & Workshops

Sunday, February 14, 2016
Valentine’s Farm Dinner and Culinary Workshop

Sunday, February 14
Appleton Farms
Hamilton and Ipswich | North Shore

Farms & Food, Lectures & Workshops

Learn to Cross Country Ski: Classic Technique – Level 1

Sunday, February 14
Appleton Farms
Hamilton and Ipswich | North Shore

Outdoor Recreation

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Families in the Farm Kitchen: Cheese Making

Wednesday, February 17
Appleton Farms
Hamilton and Ipswich | North Shore

Family Fun, Farms & Food

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Farm Inspired Crafts for Kids

Thursday, February 18
Appleton Farms
Hamilton and Ipswich | North Shore

Family Fun

Families in the Farm Kitchen: Bread and Butter Making

Thursday, February 18
Appleton Farms
Hamilton and Ipswich | North Shore

Family Fun, Farms & Food

Friday, February 19, 2016
Families in the Farm Kitchen: Cheese Making

Friday, February 19
Appleton Farms
Hamilton and Ipswich | North Shore

Family Fun, Farms & Food

Saturday, February 20, 2016
Families in the Farm Kitchen: Bread and Butter Making

Saturday, February 20
Appleton Farms
Hamilton and Ipswich | North Shore

Family Fun, Farms & Food

Farm Inspired Crafts for Kids

Saturday, February 20
Appleton Farms
Hamilton and Ipswich | North Shore

Family Fun

Pick #2:  Maritime Gloucester February Vacation Activities

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Maritime Gloucester has a lot of fun planned for vacation week.  Check out the action HERE

Highlights are sea creatures of Cape Ann for grades 1-5

or Sea Creatures of Cape Ann for Pre K-K

Sea Creatures of Cape Ann is an environmental vacation program.  The program is four days (Tuesday – Friday).  Students may enroll for a day or for the entire four days.  There are two different programs based on age of the students that are offered during the four-days.

 

Pick #3:  Art Haven February Vacation Week

READ ALL ABOUT THEIR ACTIVITIES AND REGISTER HERE

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As always, for a more comprehensive list please visit our friends at North Shore Kid

 

Quilt Conservation Show and Tell Feb. 27

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Cape Ann Community

On Saturday, Feb. 27 at 2:00PM, Textile conservator Kathryn Tarleton will give an illustrated talk and presentation on how to care for and conserve quilts. Tarleton will have quilts on display and provide practical tips for do-it-yourselfers looking to better care for their family heirlooms and creative projects. Following the lecture, Tarleton will offer personal consultations on quilt conservation. Consultations are limited to five people; pre-registration is required.

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This program is free for Museum members/ $10 non-members. Registration required for personal consultations only. For more information or to register, please email info@capeannmuseum.org or call (978)283-0455 x10.

This program is offered in conjunction with the Gloucester: A Community of Neighborhoods exhibition currently displaying thirteen quilts designed and created by participants in the Art Program at Gloucester’s Rose Baker Senior Center under the leadership of artist Juni Van Dyke.

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Open House at EPDS This Thursday!

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Cape Ann Community

Are you or someone you know looking for a new school? Interested in finding out more about our homeschool program? New to the area? Consider Eastern Point Day School!

Join us for OPEN HOUSE this THURSDAY, Feb. 11th! 9:00 to 11:00 am @ 8 Farrington Ave, near Niles Beach!

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Open houses at EPDS are a great way to learn about our school and programs for PreK through 8th Grade! Interested students and their families are welcome and encouraged to attend! Our kids will share with you why they love this school, as they tour you through our classrooms. From a parent’s perspective, you’ll learn about our focus on academic excellence, small class sizes, respect for your child’s individualism and our reasonable tuition.

Can’t make an Open House? CONTACT US anytime to schedule a tour!

Call us at 978.283.1700 or via email: epdsfrontdesk@gmail.com

And don’t forget to check out our Facebook…

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Chocolate & Wine Reception @ Central Street Gallery

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Please join us for a special
Chocolate and Wine reception:

Saturday, February 13, 5:00 – 8:00pm
Please join us, and bring some friends!
Show starts: Fri., Feb. 12,
and runs through May. 14, 2016

Enhance your life with art…
Gallery Director:
Alison Rowell

Members:
Lynne Comb – Phyllis Feld – William Fusco – Richard Giedd – Ann Goldberg – Barbara Jones – Susan Kelley – Barbara Levine – LInda Jo Nielsen – Lynn Murray – Charleen Onanian – Mike Storella – Barbara Walsh – Grace Vasta-Carr

Hours:
Wed- Sun, 12-5 or by appointment.

11 Central Street, Manchester by the Sea, MA 01944

Chamber Invites You to Visit the Azores!

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Cape Ann Community

The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and Connections Adventure Travel invite you to visit the Azores. Sign up to experience the Wonders of the Azores from September 23 – October 2, 2016! Join us at the Azorean Restaurant for an informational meeting to learn everything you need to know about this fantastic trip.

Informational Meeting
The Azorean Restaurant
Thursday, February 25, 2016

RSVP Here for this FREE informational meeting.

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Rodizio Grill In Playa del Carmen

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Northeast BBQ

Found this vertical setup interesting. I’d think it would be more apt to self baste in its own rendered fat if it were horizontal instead of the juices sliding down and off of the meat completely in the vertical setup. Must be a reason for it. Seems like a ton of salt packed onto the meat as well.
Beautiful restaurant. Didn’t eat there.

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