Groundbreaking for Temple Ahavat Achim This Sunday

Groundbreaking for Temple Ahavat Achim

All are welcome to join us this Sunday at 3 pm as we break ground for
our new synagogue building at 86 Middle Street. Reception to follow
at City Hall.

We are so grateful for all the support we have received since our
historic building was destroyed by fire in December, 2007.
Our congregation has been part of downtown Gloucester for over a
century. We look forward to re-establishing our Middle Street home.

Temple Ahavat Achim
33 Commercial St.
(978) 281 0739

Cape Pond Ice Mother’s Day Contest



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A Celebration of Mothers & Families!

Enter your “Cool Mom” into our 2010

“Mother’s Day” Contest.

Is your Mom someone who listens to your ideas and problems?

Does she inspire you to be a caring and loving person?

Does your Mom go Above and Beyond in her special way?

If she does then submit a brief essay and include a picture of your “Coolest Mom” along with your name, address, day & evening phone numbers and your Mom’s name.

The Lucky Winner will receive

“Cape Pond Ice Coolest Gals Gift Basket”

Pink baseball cap, Pink hooded sweatshirt, Pink long & short sleeve tee shirts and a few other surprise.

Remember all entries must be submitted to us by May 3, 2010 to qualify.

You can e-mail your entry to

mail or

Stop by 104 Commercial St, Gloucester, MA 01930

and drop it off.

All entries will receive a Cape Pond Ice Gift Certificate.

Thanks to the Good Morning Gloucester Blog and Joey Ciaramitaro

for the awesome picture!

If additional information is needed please contact:

Catherine Eastman, Office Manager

Scott Memhard, President

Cape Pond Ice Co., Inc.


Mommies Who Shop Event



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Mark your calendars, mamas, for a double dose of Mommies Who Shop.

Regis College (we’re baaack!) Thursday, 5/20 6-9pm
The Community House Thursday, 6/3 6-9pm


Come for a GNO, the fashion steals, the food, the wine, the spa – just come!  You won’t regret it, I promise!

This is how shopping was meant to be…

Buy advance tickets now to ensure you receive one of  our loaded goodie bags! Visit: Mommies Who Shop 


Here’s a sneak peak…  🙂




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Things To Do- Cooking Classes With The Gloucester Fishermen’s wives

From Caitlin Chandler
Rockport Recreation Committee-

Hi Joe,

The Rockport Recreation Committee along with the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association will be running a series of cooking classes at Rockport High School. They will be using local caught fresh fish that are part of the Cape Ann Fresh Catch Program. Didn’t know if this is something you might be interested in putting in your blog.

Fresh fish equals good health-please join us! The Rockport Recreation Committee in collaboration with The Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association (GFWA) will offer cooking classes using fresh caught local fish that are part of the Cape Ann Fresh Catch (Community Supported Fisheries). For the last 42 years the GFWA has been teaching the art of cooking around the world-now it is time to come back to our local community and share their skills with us. The GFWA will provide hands-on cooking classes using whole fish with filleting techniques taught as well.  Classes are $60.00 per session, each session meeting for three classes. The classes will run on Wednesday nights, from 6 to 9pm. They will be held at the Home/Health classroom at Rockport High School. Session one will be held on April 28th, May 5th and 12th, and session two will run May 19th, 26th and June 2nd. Please register soon, classes are limited in size to allow for hands-on instructions. To register please go to Questions call 978-290-4343 or Email

These cooking classes will be offered to Rockport residents only.

Fiesta Sports Fundraiser next Saturday

Sharon Lowe photo

From Joe Novello-

St. Peter’s Club

The event will feature the work of several  photographers (David, Jay, me, and others —Sharon) displaying their collections of many Fiesta events, including Greasy Pole Walkers, Seine Boat Races,
Kid’s Games, Parade, Mass etc.
Individual photos and  CD’s will be available to purchase from the photographers.
A percentage of the sales or photos(as raffle prizes) will be donated by the photographers to the event.
There will also be a multitude of other prizes included in the raffle.

All proceeds will be used to support Fiesta Sports.
This year we plan to  purchase new oars for the Seine Boat events and
make the necessary repairs to the Greasy Pole Platform.

If you are interested in helping in any way, please let us know.

Tickets will be available soon.
$10ea. / 3 for $20

It is our goal to gather as many prizes as possible and make this a worthwhile and memorable event.
If you know of any individual or business that may be willing to donate a prize for the raffle, let us know.
PLEASE  send this e-mail to all Rowers and Pole Walkers.

List of prizes received to date.

Latitude 43-Gift Certificate
Charlies Place- Gift Certificate
Family Car Care–Oil and Lube
Family Car care- Tire Rotation and Balance
Railroad Ave. Liquors- 2 bottles of Wine
P&L Associates- Binoculars
P&L Associates-Car Vacuum
Sunbanque–32 Points for Tanning Sessions
Manchester Athletic Club- 6 week membership
Red Sox Game tickets
Salon One -Gift Certificate
Cape Ann Marina- 6 month pool membership

News From Rocky Neck


On the Neck

Thursday, April 15: The Rudder Opening for the Season, 5 pm

The  Rudder

Tax Relief Specials

Spring hours: Open Thursdays to Saturday at 5 pm

Visit These Galleries & Businesses Currently Open on Rocky Neck

  • Elynn Kröger Gallery, 15 Rocky Neck Ave., 2nd Floor
  • John Nesta Gallery, 37 Rocky Neck Ave.
  • Sailor Stan’s, 34 Rocky Neck Ave.
  • The Rudder, 73 Rocky Neck Ave.
  • Bernard Gerstner Gallery, 75 Rocky Neck Ave.
  • Alma McLaughlin Gallery, 75 Rocky Neck Ave.

Weiler Photo Gallery to open on Saturday, May 1



The Weiler Photo Gallery will reopen on Saturday, May 1st!

Hours: Fri & Sat 11am – 9 pm & Sunday 11am – 3 pm

77 Rocky Neck Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930 Phone: 978-281-6443  E-mail:

Mother's Day


Kathleen Miller at Sawyer Free Library,

April 5 – 30, 2010

Kate Miller

Kathleen (Kate) Miller at the Sawyer Free Library April 5 to 30, 2010.

Joyce Frederick at Stella Blue American Tapas Restaurant

Joyce Frederick

An exhibit of paintings by Joyce Frederick is on view at the Stella Blu American Tapas Restaurant, 70 E. Pearl St, Nashua, NH through April 30. They are open Tues – Sun from 5PM – 1 AM w live music on TH, Fri, Sat nights at 8 PM.

Judith Monteferrante : In Full Bloom ~

April 30 – May 30

Judith Monteferrante

Reception, Sunday May 2, 1-5 pm
Flat Iron Gallery
150 S. Division St., Peekskill, NY



Two of Judy Monteferrante‘s images were accepted into the Animalia exhibition at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO from May 28 to June 26, 2010.

Fresh  Fish Fast Food

“Fresh Fish Fast Food” – A bald eagle grabs a shad fish for its fast food lunch from the waters of the Mississippi in LeClair, Iowa at Lock and Dam 14.

Richard Seeley’s image “Fresh Fish Fast Food” was awarded 2nd Place in the Wildlife Category at the Mile High Wildlife Photography Club competition at the Wildlife Experience Museum in Parker, Colorado (suburb of Denver).

Opportunities / Classes

Northeast Prize : Deadline April 23

Applications being accepted now for Cambridge Art Association’s Northeast Prize. $2500 in prize money awarded. Juried by CHERYL BRUTVAN Curator of Contemporary Art Norton Museum of Art Palm Beach, FL. Application deadline Digital entries are due Friday, April 23 by 5pm.

Download Application (

Manchester Arts Festival : Deadline April 30

Applications being accepted for the Manchester Arts Festival, Saturday July 2, 9am-6pm.

All media are accepted including fine art, sculpture, textiles, pottery, jewelry, apparel & accessories, garden ornaments, photography, and paintings. Applications are due by April 30th on a first come, first serve basis. Download Application (

Pottery Classes



Cripple Cove


Artist Studio/office in East Gloucester Harbor view, good light, clean and quiet, friendly environment of artist community RECENTLY REDUCED  $285 monthly, incl.utilities please call 781 504 9596


THUR, April 15 The Rudder Opening for the Season
SAT, May 1 Weiler Photo Gallery Open for the Season
TUES, May 11, 6:30 pm RNAC General Meeting
SAT, May 29, 5-8 pm Rocky Neck Gallery Opening Reception
Rocky Neck Art Colony, PO Box 60, Gloucester, MA 01931

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