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Practice Gratitude – It’s Good for Your Health

Joey C:

Cape Ann Wellness News

Originally posted on Cape Ann Wellness:

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

grat·i·tude ˈɡradəˌt(y)o͞od/

  1. the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
    “she expressed her gratitude to the committee for their support”
    Synonyms: gratefulness, thankfulness, thanks, appreciation, recognition, appreciation


A Sense of Gratitude Improves Your Health 

Studies on gratitude support an association between gratitude and a sense of well being.  One study by Dr. Robert A. Emmons of the University of California, Davis, and Dr. Michael E. McCullough of the University of Miami, leaders in the field of research on gratitude showed that after keeping a ‘gratitude journal for 10 weeks, people were

  • more optimistic
  • felt better about their lives
  • began to exercise more
  • went to the doctor less often.

Practicing Gratitude Enhances Relationships

In one study, individuals who took time to express gratitude for their partner felt more positive toward the other person and felt more comfortable…

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Nichole’s Picks 11/28 + 11/29

Happy Thanksgiving!

Pick #1:  

Gloucester’s Annual Santa Parade and Tree Lighting.

Sunday, November 29th

Parade Leaves the State Fish Pier at 3:00 and heads to Kent Circle.  Tree Lighting takes place at approximately 4:30


Pick #2:  

Cape Ann Symphony Holiday Pops

This annual concert has become a joyful holiday tradition as the orchestra is joined by the Cape Ann Symphony Chorus to perform many holiday favorites including an audience sing-along. Wendy Betts, Choral Director.



While Sunday’s show is sold out, there are still tickets available for Saturday’s  8:00 pm concert.

Go Here to Reserve Yours Before it is Too Late

Pick #3:  

Santa On Stage at the Larcom Theatre

DATE Saturday, November 28, 2015
TIME 11:00AM (Doors 10:30AM)
Larcom Theatre
13 Wallis Street

Beverly, MA 01915

Enjoy a magical 90 minute Christmas program with your child at Beverly’s fully-restored, historic Larcom Theatre!
  • Multi-media presentation of The Night Before Christmas narrated byDavid Bull (Le Grand David)
  • Christmas songs by Allen Estes & Sing-along with Allen & Santa’s Elves
  • Special appearance by Santa
  • Perfectly lit Photo Op with your child and Santa together on stage. (Premium seats meet Santa first)
  • Each child gets a stocking filled with a FREE GIFT.
    PLUS a Gingerbread Cookie from Topsfield Bake Shop!

Please go to to Purchase Tickets and Read More



Family Holiday Events on Cape Ann!

Joey C:

For more Cape Ann Community News-

Originally posted on Cape Ann Community:

Holiday Festivities for the Whole Family – on Cape Ann!
Join the seaside family-friendly celebrations that cap off a fun-filled holiday season

This time of year is filled with community traditions and holiday events in Essex, Gloucester, Manchester-by-the-Sea and Rockport. With a wide array of wonderful celebrations, visiting Cape Ann is a must this holiday season.

Starting with Small Business Saturday on November 28th, be sure to shop local and support your favorite businesses in all four communities with holiday shopping. Many of the businesses are participating in Small Business Saturday and will have exciting promotions available.

The whole of Cape Ann will be bustling during the month of December. All four communities have many events that local residents and visitors are invited to enjoy.

Essex – The holiday festivities begin in Essex on Thursday, December 3rd with the Lighting of the Memory Tree in Honor of Lost Loved Ones…

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Gloucester Downtown Catch Up…Sharing 12 Items

Gloucester Downtown
Catch Up…Sharing 12 Items.

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Gloucester Downtown Catch Up…Sharing 12 Items

Hello my fellow business partners…
Your Gloucester Downtown Association has been busy putting together promotions for the 2015 Christmas Season.  I want to share with you 12 items you need to know to have a successful season.  So let us start.

  1. November 21 – The $1500 Shopping Spree is in effect.  Make sure you give your customers a coupon with purchase.  The Drawing will be on December 20.
  2. November 27Black Friday, participating stores are asked to open early and and have some Wicked Good Specials.
  3. November 28Small Business Saturday…shop local!
  4. November 29 – The 34th annual Christmas Parade kicks off at 3 pm and will march though Main Street to the tree lighting ceremony at Kent Circle.
  5. December 3 – 5 to 10 pm is the 42nd Ladies Night.  Main Street business will be offering refreshments, special discounts and a whole lot of fun. 
  6. December 10 – 5 – 10 pm 2nd Annual Employee Night
  7. December 12Middle Street Walk
  8. Letters to Santa – We are looking for a few key locations to distribute blank letters to Santa  which will be given to Santa by children on December 12 and a winner will be chosen for a $100 gift certificate to Toodeloos.  Let me know if you want to help distribute Santa’s Letters. 
  9. December 12 – 12-5 pm Friends and Family Night December 12 – Santa will be at the La Tractoria Restaurant Function Hall from 12-4 pm.  Santa will be there to meet children, give out a treats and be available to take photos.  Thank you Jane Fonzo for letting our Santa use the building for the afternoon.
  10. December 1740th Men’s Night
  11. December 20Shopping Spree Drawing
  12. Downtown is now done up for Christmas, thank you to the City of Gloucester for making the decorations possible through the Downtown Development Commission.  Good job making the city festive for the Holidays.  Thank you also to Ringo Tarr and family for making the Kent Circle Christmas tree a realty.  A hearty salute to Art Haven for putting together the downtown Lobster trap Tree .

So here you have it, plenty events going on, we are ready to start our selling season.

Last Mintute No-Bake Cranberry Velvet Pie! 


No-Bake Cranberry Velvet Pie! 5 Minutes & 6 Ingredients! Who said you needed to Bake a Pie? @captjoe06

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No-Bake Cranberry Velvet Pie


    No-Bake Cranberry Velvet Pie
    1 6oz. Graham Cracker Pie Crust
    1 8 oz. Cream Cheese; at room temperature
    1 14 oz. Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
    1 cup heavy cream
    ¼ cup granulated sugar
    1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

    1 combine all ingredients in bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment; mix on medium-low speed 1 minute
    2 pour creamy mixture into pie crust cover with Pie Crust clear lid; freeze 6 hours
    3 remove from freezer 15 minutes before serving
    4 serve with dollop of fresh whipped cream

    Breaking News: Former Hot Wing Challenge Champ Big Lar Issues A Statement To The @FarmBarGrille–”I’m coming out of retirement and Will Take On All Challengers!”

    After a four year hiatus the former champ who had been far removed from society is fired up and ready to reclaim his former glory in the GMG Farm Bar and Grille Hot Wing Challenge.

    After four years off the circuit the only question remains- Does the Former Champ still have the will and desire to push through and take home another victory?

    Only Time Will Tell!

    Community Stuff 11/25/15

    UUSR 2015 Holiday Fair

    The Unitarian Universalist Society of Rockport will hold its annual Holiday Fair on December 4, 2015 from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 4 Cleaves Street, Rockport. Among the exciting offerings this year will be:

    • Unique Gift Baskets–gift-ready baskets for every taste, interest, and price
    • Original Art–small paintings by local artist
    • Bling!–lovingly restored jewelry and accessories
    • Children’s Shopping Emporium–gifts priced just-right for children shopping for family, teachers, and friends
    • Thrift Shop–freshly stocked with a supply of bargains for holiday gifts and decorations
    • Hand-Made Crafts–wonderful one-of-a-kind gifts
    • Potted Plants–many options dressed for the holidays

    Raffle Tickets–take a change on even more holiday joy

    • Bake Sale and Hot Cider–busy shoppers deserve a holiday treat

    For more information: 978-546-2989


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