Treely Dowd getting out the vote! Polls close at 8pm tonight.

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Presents Gloucester is returning to Main Street!

Join Presents as they celebrate their tenth year. Every year they pop up with wonderful gifts and wonders all handmade on Cape Ann. Open until Christmas Eve, come say hello at their grand opening, Sunday, November 8th, from 2:00pm to 6pm at 120 Main Street.


New Rub Review: Lawry’s Chipotle Cinnamon Rub On Chicken Thighs

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After my success with the chicken drumsticks yesterday and talking to one of my lobstermen, Mark Ring suggested chicken thighs on the BBQ. I asked my good buddy Eric Lorden to look for a new rub at the Restaurant Depot and he came back with Lowrey’s Chipotle Cinnamon Rub $20 for a huge 27 oz. container on Amazon.
Here are the ingredients from the package-
Ingredients Salt, sugar, brown sugar, spices (including chipotle chili pepper and cinnamon), paprika, onion, garlic, and vinegar.
I was looking for a rub that would be a little different than the straight spicy hot Paul Prudhomme’s Blackened Magic Rub that I’ve been using on just about everything. With the second two ingredients being sugar and brown sugar this figures to be the sweet one to provide a little change-up.

One whiff once you take off the cap gives a big hint of the sweet/savory goodness…

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Jeff Austin Band @ Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport MA. Saturday, November 7 at 8:00pm 11.7.2015

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So hey everyone in in the north shore area!!! Tell your friends!! Spread the news!!
If you haven’t gotten your tickets to tie-dyed jam-grass great / mandolin-ist extraordinaire, and former Yonder Mountain String Band superstar Jeff Austin yet, here’s some really great news. Rockport Music is doing a special promotion for this show!!
Tickets are now 2 for the price of 1.
Just use the special promo code BOGOAUSTIN when you purchase your tickets on the Rockport Music Website. At that price seats are going to go FAST so don’t get shut out!!
2 for 1 tickets for one of THE BEST Mandolin players on the planet!!!

Rockport Music
37 Main St, Rockport, Massachusetts 01966

978) 546-7391
If there are any questions, you can contact Gary Gorczyca @ / 505-681-1079 / or directly on Facebook

HOOTenanny JAM & Cake Auction 1 Lexington Ave, Magnolia – Gloucester, Ma. 7pm 11.6.2015

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HOOTenanny Jam & Cake Auction. Time for another Hootenanny! The last one was so much fun, we decided to do another. Featuring the band Bare Bones from Newburyport. A benefit for the North Shore Folklore Theatre Company.

Young Artists

I don’t usually do this, but I couldn’t resist!  How gorgeous are these drawings done by some of the Middle School students at the school where I teach?  Their art, based upon local art images, capture some lovely waterfront scenes.

Check out Harborlight-Stoneridge Montessori School


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Community Events At Temple Ahavat Achim

COCONUT MACAROONS! A Delicious Temple Ahavat Achim Fundraiser!
I Love Lucy Chocolate Factory
THE PERFECT GIFT for family, friends, hostess and teacher gifts… or keep them for yourself!

*** COCONUT MACAROONS (6 plain and 6 chocolate) – $15 for 12 cookies ***

100% all-natural kosher ingredients. Made in the TAA kosher kitchen!

– PICKED UP (ready at the Temple beginning Wednesday, December 9th)
– DELIVERED (local Cape Ann towns only)
– OR SHIPPED ($6/per package, continental US only)


We accept cash, checks (payable to “TAA”) or credit cards (call Natalia at (978) 281-0739 with your credit card information)!

Hanukkah Party

Saturday, December 12th at 6 pm

Join us for candle lighting, dairy supper cooked by Abe Baron and crew, and enjoy the music of the Temple band!

Bring your menorah – we will light the candles together.

This event is open to TAA members of all ages, including kids!

Suggested donation – $5/person $10/family


Community Lobster Trap Hanukkah Lighting


Please join us on Tuesday, December 8th at 6 pm as we light our famous Lobster Trap Hanukkiah!

There will be signing, dancing and latkes. Everyone is welcome! This event is free of charge.


Shabbat Lunch & Learn

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Come on Saturday, November 14th to share a Shabbat lunch and participate in Torah study with the community! Please RSVP if you would like to attend the lunch.

Shabbat services begin at 9 am
Lunch at 11:15 am
Suggested donation to cover the cost of lunch: $8 members, $15 non-members

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