Brunonia Barry Book Signing This Thursday Night At The Bookstore of Gloucester Part I

Janice Severance discusses the story behind Brunonia Barry’s “The Map of True Places” in this part I of a two part interview

Brunonia will be reading and signing the book Thursday night at 7pm at The Bookstore of Gloucester.

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News From The Cape Ann Healing Center

Get ready for the BEST season on Cape Ann!

TREETOP YOGA STUDIO is offering a ONE MONTH UNLIMITED class special!
May 15 – June 15 for $150


Come to class or Cape Ann Healing Center to purchase.  SEE YOU THERE!!!!


Bright Blessings,

Dr. Nicole K. Andrade
Chiropractic Family Physician, Holistic Healer, Public Health Educator

Founder, The Cape Ann Healing Center
President, Atlantic Family Chiropractic, PC
Principal, Treetop Yoga Studio

The Para Research Building
85 Eastern Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
p. 978.282.1191

Big Old Hardshell Lobster Pic Submitted to The GMG Flickr Group By Shawn Cromwell

See how the bottom tips of the claws are black?  That means this lobster has been hanging out for a while in one place hardening up.  If the bottom tips of the claws are white it’s because they have been on the move and have scraped off the veneer of the shell on the oceans rocky bottom exposing a whitish hue on the bottom of its claws.

See whe don’t always work blue here.  Occasionally if you stick around you might learn a thing or two.

bigone, originally uploaded by yogiman1019.


Low Tide At Front Beach

Submitted to the GMG Flickr Group by Thomas Philbrook who writes-

This little beach is right behind our building. Surprisingly, this is just how the image came out of the camera. The only Photoshop was some sharpening. Even the gull on the rock is original! 

Low Tide At Front Beach, originally uploaded by Thomas Philbrook.


Plum Cove PTC Yard Sale


The Plum Cove PTC will be holding a Yard Sale this Saturday, May 15th at the school. I was hoping that you would be able to post the details of the event on your site? It would be most appreciated!

Community Yard Sale
Saturday, May 15th from 9a-2p
Plum Cove Elementary Gymnasium
15 Hickory Street
Clothing, toys, household accessories and more!

Thanks so much,
Leah Willett

News about Jenny Dee and The Dee Linquents. Plus a free music download.

This band is up there on my list of must see bands.. Jenny Dee and The Dee Linquents

Check this out………

“Mama Told Me” – #5 on’s Top Free Download Chart! Pick it up for Mom for Mother’s Day.

Click the next  link for the download.


Thursday Night Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line

From Mr. Dave Sags himself,

Something new this time around: let’s all be surprised and welcome Ms. Cheryl Arena to our stage.

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  According to Ed Scheer, our diaphaneous drummbler and gargling vogalist, she’s the bee’s knees, the cat’s meow. She sings; she dances; she does it all. She’s visiting the area (or arena), so let’s give her a warm welcome.
  Backing up this agglomeration will be John Hyde,loving husband and jazz snob, on keys, Edd Schmeer, on drums and vocals, and,of course, Greg T. on catarrh. I’ll be there,too.

The Rhumbline Restaurant

40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930-3547
(978) 283-9732

The Essex River Race – Saturday May 15

The Essex River Race is a 5.5+ mile open water event from the Essex River at Route 133 in Essex, out behind the barrier beaches of Ipswich and back. Participants row or paddle small boats through one of the most scenic tidal areas in New England. Occasionally the water can be very rough, with strong winds and currents. As with all on-water activities in such conditions, safety should be the first concern of all participants and organizers. The orderly, safe and sportsmanlike conduct of this event is your personal responsibility, and is essential to guaranteeing the future of the Essex River Race.

The Essex River Race is open to all seaworthy human-powered rowing and paddle boats. Participants’ crafts usually include Banks dories, fixed seat singles, doubles, multi-oars with cox, multi-oars without cox, sliding seat singles & doubles, single & double touring kayaks, surfskis.

In this year’s event, there will be awards. Given the narrow size of the river at the start, participants will be sent out in heats composed of roughly comparable crafts. (Heats will be announced at the Skipper’s Meeting at 10:00 AM.) Times will be kept and recorded for all participants, and results will be made available at the finish line (and later posted on the CARC web site). Serious racers are allowed and encouraged, within the guidelines of safety and sportsmanship, to push one another to their limits. Casually oriented participants are equally welcome, and may cover the course in a more relaxed fashion (though, for safety reasons, all participants MUST clear the course within two hours of their starting time).

For more info, click here.

Essex River Race Information

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Online Registration – Regonline

9:00 am – 10:00 am Registration & Check In
10:00 am Captains Meeting
10:30 am First Heat Starts
Noon Finish Line Facilities Open

Sneak Preview: The Empty Bowl Dinner Silent Auction From Julie LaFontaine

Sneak Preview: The Empty Bowl Dinner Silent Auction

The Open Door Empty Bowl Dinner

Don’t miss these one-of-a-kind Silent Auction originals at The Open Door Empty Bowl Dinner on Thursday, May 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cruiseport Gloucester. Extra parking at Good Harbor Beach with free trolley service provided by CATA to and from the Cruiseport. Tickets are $12 and available at the door. Visit for more information.

“Gloucester Hilltop” by Veronica Morgan
“Good Harbor Beach” by Marilyn Swift
“Twin Lights” by Sigrid Olsen

Julie LaFontaine, Executive Director
The Open Door
“Feeding people. Changing lives.”

Chickity Check It!- Online International Dory Store

Need a nice graduation gift for the rower (or would-be rower) in your family? Get them what all the cool people are getting this year! Yes, finally you can be the cool person on your block too, with apparel and merchandise from the new, on-line Dory Store!!! Thanks to Katherine Richmond and her associates, a wide variety of IDRC merchandise is only a click or a phone call away! Buy now and help support the IDRC! Just click the link below to get started: Thank you Katherine!