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Kids Easter Bunny Cookie Day at Sista Felicia’s Kitchen!

 

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Before noon yesterday, I had received numerous requests and inquire to purchase an “Easter Bunny Cookie.” Unfortunately because of the exorbitant costs to build and permit a commercial kitchen space I do NOT currently sell Sista Felicia Foods, and simply share my dishes and confections with family and friends. Hopefully in the near future an opportunity to hurtle this giant obstacle presents, enabling my cooked foods to be sold to the general public, but for now I continue to share my passion for food, tradition, and the gathering of family and friends with the public here on GMG. I feel truly blessed to have the opportunity to and share my Step-by-Step recipes and personal experiences celebrating the three “F’s”, Family Friends & Food with the general public though my “Sista Dish” post daily on this website, created by my brother Joey.

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 I quickly turned yesterday’s frustrating morning of “sorry they are not for sale” into a fantastic afternoon, the moment I decide to whip up another massive batch of cookie dough,( my Italian Cookie Dough recipe is included below) and extended an open invitation “treating” the children of my family and friends with an opportunity come to my kitchen and bake a Bunny Cookie with me!  Within hours an impromptu afternoon of baking Eater Bunny Cookies with all kids in and around my life was well underway! The afternoon couldn’t have been more perfect! As the word got out, three waves of kids between 3 and 6pm found their way over to my kitchen, to craft Easter Bunny Cookies, followed by daughter Amanda, Columbia tennis exchange student Laura, and mother Pat,who latter in the evening after tennis academy training and work made the 4th and final wave of bunny cookie makers ending yesterday’s baking extravaganza!  

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Sisters Lexi & Lola Carollo

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GMG Contributor Nichole Schraft’s son Finn intently frosting his bunny!

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The smiles on the kids’ faces were priceless!

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Several Easter Bunny Cookies left the kitchen with missing ears and feet…Maybe GMG Contributor Alicia Cox DeWolfe’s son, Tyler DeWolfe can explain?

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Thank you all for joining me last minute yesterday afternoon!
XO Sista

See video below for my Step-by-Step Italian Easter Egg Bunny Cookie Tutorial!

Click read more for “Basic Italian Cookie” recipe and photo gallery of Kids Day At Sista’s Kitchen

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Wednesdays with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line ~ Special Guest: Orville Giddings 8pm 4.1.2015

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Dinner Specials Every Week!

Wednesday, April 1st – 8pm
Special Guest: ORVILLE GIDDINGS

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Orville gets better and better each time we get together. Great
music, great personality! We start at 8! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Upcoming…
4/08
Jon Butcher

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Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there :-)

2015 Bikini Speedo Dodgeball World Championship Brackets To Be Released At 5PM

2015 Bikini Speedo Dodgeball World Championship Facebook Page

THE BRACKET SEEDINGS AND PAIRINGS WILL BE RELEASED TONIGHT AT 5PM AND PROMISES LOTS OF CONTROVERSIAL MATCHUPS.

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IN AN EXECUTIVE MEETING HELD  OVER GEORGE’S COFFEE SHOP BREAKFAST BOATS THE BRACKETS  WERE FILLED OUT BY THE SELECTION COMMITTEE. CHECK AT FIVE TO SEE WHO YOUR SQUAD IS FACING IN ROUND ONE.

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Got Cancer?

Got Cancer? If not, you’ll probably get it, or a family member or someone else you know will. Last night, I watched a PBC documentary by Ken Burns about the disease. You gotta watch it! It starts at 9 pm on channel 2 (702 HD) and airs for 2 hours. I learned a lot about my problem, its history, and cures. Tonight is part 2 of 3. Now I feel like I can understand my doctor better and speak intelligently to others with the disease. Definitely worth the watch.

Community Stuff 4/1/15

Cape Ann Community Forum

Location: Cruiseport Gloucester, 6 Rowe’s Wharf Square, Gloucester,  MA

Date: April 9, 2015 

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Lahey Health & Addison Gilbert Hospital will host a community forum to discuss recent updates and developments at Lahey Health and Addison Gilbert Hospital.  Presenters will include Philip Cormier, President of Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals and Cindy Cafasso Donaldson, Vice President of Addison Gilbert Hospital. 

All residents are encouraged to attend this community forum, which will include a question and answer session.


Which Churches Offer Sunrise Service?

Hi Joey!
Hope you are well!
Quick question:  In years past I have attended sunrise service for Easter on Good Harbor Beach.  I love it.  This year I have not seen anything about it.  I cannot remember which churches are involved in this, but wondered if you have heard anything about it.
I will email a few churches as well, but thought I would ask you about it as well.  Please let me know if you know anything about this.
Thank you very much,
Priscilla Browne


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Hi Joey,
In my attempt to get a head start on promotions, I wanted to reach out to you about our spring musical, Legally Blonde, next weekend. I’d love to be able to get the information out to the community and in your calendar of events as both our Jalapenos fundraiser and Dog Auditions were huge successes!
Here’s a little blurb about the show:
Join Gloucester High School Theatre Program for their spring musical, LEGALLY BLONDE. Get ready for a fun, upbeat story of self-discovery staring Harvard’s beloved blonde, Elle Woods.
Based on the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture and novel of the same name, this internationally award-winning musical follows Elle as she tackles stereotypes, snobs, and scandal to pursue her dreams. But don’t judge the show by its hair color. This musical is ridiculously enjoyable from start to finish and will have you leaving the theatre screaming OMIGOD!
Tickets may be purchased at the door, or on our website for a 10% discount!
gloucesterhighdrama.blogspot.com/p/tickets.html
For behind the scenes pictures and videos, check out our Facebook Page!
https://www.facebook.com/ghstheatre
Thanks in advance for your help!

Jessica Ruggles
Theater Arts Teacher


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Mile Marker Easter Menu

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Cheery Spring Bouquet from Liv and Matt!

A beautiful arrangement and hint of spring to come, from my darling daughter Liv and soon-to-be-son-in-law Matt.

Spring Bouquet ©Kim Smitgh 2015

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The Winning # Is……

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Sunday Night Sista Felicia’s Facbook followers and friends were invited to enter a chance to win an adult Easter Bunny Cookie. Below is the invite posted on FB!

“Take a guess … How many lbs. of cookie dough? Closest guess without going over shall receive a Special Bunny Cookie made by my mother Pat & Joanne Frontiero Did you know that They specialize in adult Bunny Cookies!”

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Last night the winning guess was announced with the help of Gloucester’s “Crazy Carl!”

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Congratulations to Sean Nickerson for being the first to guess 
90lbs.!

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A big thank you to all who participated in the guessing game! Until next time…

XO Sista

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Click Read more for complete photo gallery of last nights event in Sista’s Kitchen. Warning photos include the “Adult” Easter Bunny Cookies! Warning… recommended for Adult viewing only!  Read more

Coast Guard Gloucester to the Rescue! 03/30/2015

Coast Guard Gloucester to the Rescue! 03/30/2015

BOSTON — Coast Guard search and rescue crews from Station Gloucester, Air Station Cape Cod and the Coast Guard Cutter Ocracoke rescued nine crewmembers from the Canadian tall ship Liana’s Ransom 58 miles east of Gloucester, Monday.

Watchstanders at the Sector Boston Command Center received notification at 12:35 a.m. that the vessel’s engines were disabled and its sails were wrapped around the mast.

As the weather deteriorated, and seas reached nearly 10 feet, Sector Boston launched two 47-foot motor lifeboat crews from Station Gloucester to tow the vessel back to Gloucester. Once on scene, the boat crews connected the tow, but the rough sea conditions caused the tow line to break.

The motor lifeboats crews directed the crew of Liana’s Ransom to don immersion suits and to prepare to abandon ship about 30 miles east of Gloucester and a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod was diverted to assist.

The nine passengers were transferred from Liana’s Ransom to the Coast Guard motor lifeboats. One man suffered a head injury when leaping from Liana’s Ransom and was airlifted to Massachusetts General Hospital by the Jayhawk helicopter crew.

The Station Gloucester crews returned to the station with the eight remaining crewmembers. A locator beacon was left on Liana’s Ransom for tracking and the Coast Guard Cutter Ocracoke is en-route to evaluate towing the vessel to port.

“It was fortunate for the crew of the vessel that the owner reached out to us,” said Jay Woodhead, the command duty officer at Sector Boston’s Command Center. He said with winds gusting to 30 knots, it was unsafe for them to stay aboard.

Coast Guard search and rescue crews from Station Gloucester, Air Station Cape Cod and the Coast Guard Cutter Ocracoke rescued nine crewmembers from the Canadian Tall Ship Liana's Ransom 58 miles east of Gloucester, Monday, March 30, 2015. Watchstanders at the Sector Boston Command Center received notification at 12:35 a.m. of the vessel being disabled and only had sporadic use of the starboard engine and generator with the vessel's sails wrapped around the mast and was requesting Coast Guard assistance. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) Coast Guard search and rescue crews from Station Gloucester, Air Station Cape Cod and the Coast Guard Cutter Ocracoke rescued nine crewmembers from the Canadian Tall Ship Liana's Ransom 58 miles east of Gloucester, Monday. Watchstanders at the Sector Boston Command Center received notification at 12:35 a.m. of the vessel being disabled and only had sporadic use of the starboard engine and generator with the vessel's sails wrapped around the mast and was requesting Coast Guard assistance. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Coast Guard Rescues Nine from Canadian Tall Ship

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Fit Middle Aged Men Shown to Have Lower Cancer Risk

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For Cape Ann Health, Fitness and Wellness Information-
http://www.capeannwellness.com

Originally posted on Cape Ann Wellness:

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More Reasons to Get Fit Gloucester!  

A Study Showed that Fit Middle Aged Men Were Found to Have Lower Risk of Colon and Lung Cancer! 

In the news, March 26th… a study published on-line by the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Medical Association/JAMA Oncology showed a link between cardiovascular health and a decreased incidence of  colon and cancer.

These findings were first presented June 2, 2013 at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Ill. The lead researcher, Dr. Susan Lakoski* reported at that time, “While poor fitness is already known to predict future cardiovascular disease, this is the first study to explore fitness as a marker of future cancer risk prognosis,” (*Susan Lakoski, M.D., assistant professor of medicine and director of the cardiovascular prevention program for cancer patients at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care.)

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Cedonia Crosby Tugboat

Overcast skies and chilly temperatures. Repeat, repeat, repeat.

Deep sigh, and waiting for spring.

Cedonia Crosby  Glopucester MA©Kim Smith 2015

The Cedonia Crosby, from Tugboat Information:

Built in 1979, by Eymard and Sons Shipyard of Harvey, Louisiana (hull #12) as the Nora Adams for the Adams Marine Towing Company of Morgan City, Louisiana.

In 2008, the tug was acquired by Crosby Marine Transportation of Golden Meadow, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Cedonia Crosby.

Powered by two GM 12V-71 diesel engines. With a 6:1 reduction, for a rated 1,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two 30kW generators. The tug’s capacities are 10,000 gallons of fuel oil, and 2,000 gallons of potable water.
(Birk Thomas)

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