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Upcoming Art Classes at the RAA&M

Fun with Pressed Flowers – Young Artists Online with Jacki Harrington

Mondays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
July 20, 27; August 3, 10
Ages 12 – 17

Registration Deadline: July 13
$175 RAA&M Student Members
$195 Non-Members

Let’s have some fun exploring the world of pressed flowers and creating some beautiful items. In this four week class we will learn about pressing a variety of plant material and techniques for preserving them. Each class will also include hands on art projects, such as bookmarks, cards and frameable pieces among others.

Jacki will send you an invite with the Zoom link before the class. Space is limited.

For More Info & To Register:

Most of the materials will be provided by the instructor, but students will also need some basic supplies: scissors, tweezers, a ruler, computer paper, plain newsprint, ordinary white glue, a glue stick or a tape runner, and either waxed paper or parchment paper to use as a work surface.

Kits with materials needed for the art projects will be available for pick up at RAA&M: Thursday, July 16 through Sunday, July 19 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. If necessary, the kit can be shipped to you by request. Please email if you need to have the kit shipped.


Outdoor Painting – with Carole Loiacono

Thursdays, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
July 30; August 6, 13, 20

Registration Deadline: July 23
$200 RAA&M Members
$225 Non-Members

This plein air painting class focuses on technique, composition and color theory. It is open to all levels from beginners through experienced painters. Each class session begins with a demonstration by Carole and ends with a group critique.

Participants may paint in watercolor, oil, acrylic or any other medium. Most demonstrations will be in watercolor.

Participants must register in advance for the entire series. No drop-ins. Space is limited.

Note: These classes will be held outdoors. To ensure a safe environment, everyone will need to maintain social distancing, wear face masks and meet at the painting location (specific locations tbd). The number of participants will also be limited.

You will be notified each week of the painting location. In the event of inclement weather, an alternate day will be arranged with Carole to paint outdoors.


Last day for Generous Gardener Garden Tour Tickets and Game of Chance!

It’s tomorrow! Please join the annual fundraising effort to beautify Gloucester. Generous Gardeners has been able to continue their work during the pandemic and will appreciate your contributions for the garden spaces all over the city. This year is a virtual tour volunteers’ gardens and all Gloucester spaces cared for by the group. Tickets are a minimum purchase of $5 and there are great donated items in an online game of chance!

Garden Tour Tickets and Booklet

Game of Chance

Cape Ann Whale Watch Back on the Water!

We took a whale watch tour on the Hurricane II yesterday to experience the whales (of course) as well as to experience the COVID era whale watch. Their tours are currently running at 30% capacity which means about 100 people. All must wear masks unless seated, the crew sanitize high-touch areas every half hour. Six foot distances are marked to assist with keeping your distance while aboard and most passengers seemed to be compliant and aware. Measured boarding and debarking are in place. It was my first experience with a larger sized group so I was a little wary, but I felt safe especially outside in the fresh air while under sail.  Tickets and additional info here.

We saw 5-6 whales, including a mother/calf combo. We thank Capt. Johnny, Jessie, Cole, and Kaitlyn (I am sorry I did not catch all the names) for the great trip during which we felt safe to observe Bayou (tail slapping)  and Spell, who was lunge feeding. We also saw mother humpback Twine and her 2020 calf.  The day out there was a little bit grey but we did get a few good shots.

It’s Official! Three Generations Of Sanfilippo/Iacono’s Have Sold Us Fish and Lobsters @CaptJoeLobster


Captain Louis Iacono Makes It Three Generations

I’m sure Grandfather Niccola Sanfiloppo (one of the funniest men Gloucester’s waterfront has ever seen) is proud!


Louis’ mom and dad are he brains behind my favorite local apparel comapny-

Help Wanted

Our Ophthalmology office has an opening for an organized, reliable medical office assistant.

The successful candidate will be responsible for fulfilling a myriad of administrative duties in the front office, including greeting patients, scheduling, patient communication and insurance verification.

We are a small practice looking for a team player. Since occasionally you may be at the desk, the ability to multitask and prioritize is especially important. It is a common occurrence that phones will be ringing while patients are checking in and out, and the doctor needs your attention.

A successful candidate for this job should be able to execute all while keeping their composure.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
Answering multi-line phones systems and taking appointments or directing calls to appropriate parties.

Greeting patients when they arrive at the office, gathering pertinent demographic information and providing them with necessary paperwork and information prior to their appointment.

Collecting co-pays and other required fees prior to the office visit or treatment
Verifying insurance coverage and obtaining referrals when necessary

Scheduling of appointments and confirming appointments two days in advance

Assisting patient and doctors with re-scheduling appointments and scheduling follow-up appointments and referrals to other offices

And other assigned duties to support the patient care team.

Demonstrated work history of reliability, good attendance and positive attitude

Detail oriented and thorough

Willingness and ability to learn new technologies such as the practice management system and electronic medical records systems.

Warm and professional telephone manner, good memory and patience

Ability to multitask and follow-up to complete tasks

Ability to be courteous, efficient, effective and patient in a fast paced environment

Willingness to be flexible about work assignments.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Know and maintain HIPAA policies.


Company: Cape Ann Eye Specialist


Email your resume to: or call 978-281-0600 to inquire about days and hours.

****Please no drop ins at this time. Please email or call. Thank you






Check Out Our Friend Peter Carbone’s Metal Fabricating Company

They are doing custom kitchens for the world’s finest restaurants and buildings including Wolfgang Puck’s which I got to see being made at their facility!

Start to finish.  if you can dream it up they can make it a reality!

Carbone Metal Fabricator Inc

Metal fabricator in Chelsea, Massachusetts

Address: 240 Marginal St, Chelsea, MA 02150

Phone: (617) 884-0237

Old School To New School Metal Fabricating!

Insomnia and Cannabidiol CBD

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By The American Sleep Association ASA

Researchers discovered that theendocannabinoid systemplays a role in maintaining certain body functions, such as mood, appetite, sleep, and regulatingcircadian rhythms. Within the endocannabinoid system is a network of cannabinoid receptors in the brain and central nervous system. The two primary receptors identified are CB1 and CB2.

Cannabinoids attach to these cells and have various effects. As far as how they may affectsleep, some research indicates that the cannabinoid CBD may interact with specific receptors, potentially affecting thesleep/wake cycle.

Additionally, CBD may also decrease anxiety and pain, which can both interfere with restful sleep. By reducing certain symptoms, it’s also possible that sleep may improve.

Stop by todiscuss how CBD may help improve your sleep!

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Nobel Prize winner joins GMGI’s virtual Science Hour series

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Join us on Thursday, July 9th for the final GMGI Science Hour of the season: “GFP: Lighting Up Life” with Nobel Prize winner Martin Chalfie.

In 2008, Dr. Chalfie was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry with co-recipients Osamu Shimomura and Roger Tsien for the discovery and development of Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP). His demonstration of the GFP gene’s capability as a biological marker revolutionized the biological sciences and contributed to major advances in genetics, cell biology, and neurobiology, and to a better understanding of cancer, Alzheimer’s and other diseases.

Click here to register:

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