Are You Seeing Red?

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With yesterday’s snow storm you may not have gotten out much, but if you had you may have noticed a lot of women wearing red for National Red Dress Day. 


Heart disease remains the #1 Killer of men and women world-wide. Heart (cardiovascular) disease includes high blood pressure, heart attack (myocardial infarction,) abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia,) congestive heart failure (CHF,) stroke (cerebrovascular disease) and more.

February is ‘National Heart Month.’ Wear red this month to help bring awareness to heart disease, risk factors, and prevention. ‘Get your red on’ all month-long.

Recognize Warning Signs of a Heart Attack. Symptoms of a heart attack can be different in men and women (more subtle at times) and may include –

  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Pain in the upper body such as the neck, jaw, upper back, or arms
  • A squeezing feeling or tightness in the chest
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sweating
  • Nausea or…

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What a beauty of a morning after the snow

What a beautiful morning after the snow on Friday.  Could not wait to get out of bed to take a look around.


Week of February 7, 2016 – Sawyer Free Library

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Matz Gallery Artist for February: David Bover

DavidBoverArtist’s Statement :Fishing and the sea have defined Gloucester for centuries.  The sights and smells of the water and boats are everywhere.  I love roaming the docks in Gloucester to see what’s happening and perhaps capture a compelling image. These photographs attempt to convey some of the unique marine flavor of Gloucester – especially the rugged beauty of the city’s pride, its fishing boats.  And a few shots of the wide horizon’s grander view as well.  My focus is on light, color and pleasing patterns, on large or small scale. I hope you enjoy viewing these pictures as much as I’ve enjoyed making them.  Walk around Gloucester and check out the waterfront in person!    Biography: This show combines my lifelong passion for boats and the sea with the art of photography.  I first visited Gloucester during college, while in Boston for a work term at…

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John Theo’s new dystopian novel, mission trip (CLEAN READS, 2016) is now available where all e-books are sold


In the year 2077, the United States has become a post-apocalyptic footnote in the world history books. The only place freedom still exists is in a shielded underwater city called The Atoll where a group of Christian refugees are trying to start over. The Atoll inhabitants are hated for their freedoms and hunted for their technology, but even in their protective bubble treachery still finds a way in.


John Theo Jr. has been a freelance writer for over ten years publishing both fiction and non fiction. He holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. He is an adjunct professor at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts, where he teaches screenwriting. Mission Trip is his third full length novel. John lives on Cape Ann, Massachusetts with his family. 

Girl Scout Cookie Booth Sale Saturday, February 6 Ace Hardware Gloucester

***Girl Scout Cookie Booth Sale***

Be the popular guy at Sunday’s Superbowl and show up with cookies!

This Saturday, February 6, 2016

Ace Hardware, Gloucester 

9:30am to 12:00pm – $5/box

Help support a great group of girls as they learn goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and more!  $0.90/box stays with the troop for events, camp, badges and more!


Cape Ann Economic Outlook Breakfast

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The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Economic Outlook Breakfast on Friday, February 26, at The Elks at Bass Rocks, 101 Atlantic Road, Gloucester. Check-in, networking and breakfast will start at 7:30 AM and the program will begin at 8:00 AM.

This year the Chamber welcomes Rick Lord, President & CEO of Associated Industries of Massachusetts, Inc. Lord will speak about his perspective on our regional and statewide prospects for the coming year, including his insights on GE’s decision to relocate to Boston.

Richard C. Lord is President and Chief Executive Officer of Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM). AIM is a state-wide employer advocacy and service organization of more than 4,500 member companies. Prior to joining AIM, Mr. Lord served as Chief of Staff for the Committee on Ways and Means of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. The…

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Snow Day in the Hood!

The smell of yummy things cooking emanating from Duckworth's is so enticing!

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Duckworth's looks so pretty on a snowy evening!

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Beacon Marine Basin

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The Great Salt Marsh

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Author and Ipswich resident, Doug Stewart will present an illustrated lecture on Essex County’s spectacular Great Salt Marsh on Saturday, Feb 6th.

The Marsh is a biological engine whose nutrients sustain fish stocks and bird life. It also protects shore towns from flooding and storm surges, but despite its necessity, the Marsh is poorly understood and under-appreciated. Stewart will explore the Great Marsh’s past as valuable real estate for farming salt hay, its unique success over much of the past century in dodging the nation’s swamp-filling mania, and its uncertain future as sea-level rise accelerates.

stillness-at-dawn Dorothy Kerper Monnelly, Stillness at Dawn, silver gelatin print

The photography of Ipswich native, conservation volunteer and master photographer, Dorothy Kerper Monnelly will be on display in the auditorium. Monnelly and Stewart collaborated on Between Land and Sea – The Great Marsh.

Free for CAM members or with admission. Space is limited; reservations required…

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Sticky Fingers Bakeshop Now Roasting Their Own Meats For Artisan Sandwiches

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7 Pleasant Street Inside Brown’s Mall

I went in for their heavenly quiche and found out they now are roasting their own meats and making artisan sandwiches served on their own house made rolls. No mass produced deli meat here- real roasted meats on their sangies!

Oh and lest I forget, you HAVE to try the lightest most delicious quiche in town made right here-


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And owner Cristina Hays has her beach glass jewelry featured off to the side-


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Join ABC today for National Wear Red Day

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ABC Home Healthcare is joining The Heart Truth program today Friday, February 5th—National Wear Red Day—to help spread the message that “Heart Disease Doesn’t Care What You Wear, It’s the #1 Killer of Women.®” Although significant progress has been made in increasing awareness among women that heart disease is their #1 killer, most women fail to make the connection between heart disease risk factors and their personal risk of developing the disease. This disease is largely preventable, but kills more women than all forms of cancer combined.

While heart disease risk begins to rise in middle age, heart disease develops over time and can start at a young age, even in the teen years. It’s never too early, or too late, to take action to prevent and control the risk factors for heart disease. Take the first step and schedule your Well-Woman Visit today, a prevention check-up to…

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Trident Gallery Director Matthew Swift writes,

Dear Friends,
I am very pleased to announce that Trident Gallery now has a new, more comprehensive, and better organized web site at Trident.Gallery.
The content and design should be familiar to visitors of other contemporary gallery sites. Nearly a thousand images of works of art available for purchase are already online, and over the next few weeks, we will regularly be adding more images of art, documentation of past exhibitions and performances, introductions to artists and series, artists’ statements, publications, press clippings, and other news and information. I hope you will enjoy browsing the art and find the site increasingly informative and useful.
I also write to introduce the exhibition Nest, Trident Gallery’s third collaboration with the Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon to present a program of visual and performance art with a natural history theme.
1842; hand-colored lithograph; 21 x 27 in.

1842; hand-colored lithograph; 21 x 27 in.


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