O’Maley Beautiful Colorful Flower Sale Reminder!

O’Maley Beautiful Colorful Flower Sale Reminder!

Please forgive — or better yet, appreciate (!) — the friendly reminder that O’Maley Middle School is having a fabulous Flower Sale Saturday, May 15th from 9a — noon.

Coordinator Marcy Plante (aptly named, no?!) has selected especially colorful flowers from the greenhouse, which we think you will enjoy!

With appreciation, and best wishes,


North Of Boston CVN Fundraiser

Hi Joey. Faithful follower Barry from Cricket Press here. I have a Fund Raiser coming up and as they are all important…. This one is for
North of Boston CVB. Anyone who has anything to do with tourism in our beloved city knows how important the cvb is to all that man the
front line of Tourism. Paul Frontierro from 7 Seas Whale Watch does and has donated a whale watch boat to host a night of Rock&Roll
with Full Circle playing their hearts out. It will be a great time and a great way to kick off Fiesta!!
Tickets – $30.00 at 7 seas booth. See Val and don’t give her a hard time
Time & date Thursday June 24th 7:30pm – 10:00pm
“Rock The Boat & Save the Mother Ship”

Beat the Summer Heat – Take a Cool Tour!

Dealers In Cape Pond Ice for Fishing Vessels, Restaurants, Hotels, Saloons, Markets & Family Use!

US Coast Guard patrolling the Gloucester Inner Harbor and keeping Cape Pond Ice’s frozen assets safe for your summer needs!

Thanks to Good Morning Gloucester Blog and Joey Ciaramitaro for the awesome picture!

Beat the Heat!

Take a really Cool Tour!

Cape Pond Ice has been icing down the Gloucester Fishing Fleet since 1848.

Explore our Historic Icehouse & Working Waterfront.

Tour our 28 degree Icehouse seeing how our 335 lb. blocks of Ice are made, see Ice being crushed and blown onto fishing vessels, perhaps our resident Ice Carver will be chipping away, and view our Ice Sculptures.

If you have ever wished you could waltz into a meat locker on a hot day, then this tour is right up your alley!

Dress sensibly. You wouldn’t wear sandals or flip flops to go outside in the winter, would you?

Summer Tour Schedule

Monday – Saturday 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM

Sundays & Holidays 11:00 AM and by appointment

Feel free to call ahead @ 978-283-0174 and book your tour reservations


Visit us on-line and tour our amazing Gift Shop!

Cottages & Castles house tour Saturday, May 15

From Gregg Sorensen-

Cottages & Castles

Enjoy a walking tour of eight Rockport homes that range from small to large, antique to cozy.

Date: May 15, 2010

Time: 10AM to 4 PM

Take in the natural beauty of this North Shore treasure while contributing to the musical future of our youth. Admission: Tickets are still available and the cost is $30. Registration takes place at Scout Hall, 47 Mt. Pleasant Street, Rockport and the Rockport Chamber of Commerce Visitors Information Center, Upper Main Street, Rockport. This tour benefits Rockport Music, supporting artistic programming and education and outreach activities in Cape Ann schools and communities. Presented by the Friends of Rockport Music.

Welcome To Gloucester Marty!

Back on October 3 Marty luster came to Gloucester with his son Brian, a Brooklynite who runs the fantastic water blog A Movable Bridge

Brian came to Gloucester with his dad Marty and attended the International Dory seaon wrap up party and dory raffle determined to win the dory.

Marty fell so in love with Gloucester after just one visit he determined he had to move here.

He landed the day before yesterday and I’m sure he is deep into unpacking boxes and all that goes with a big move. But i wanted to welcome him.

welcome welcome welcome!

Here’s some video from the night marty arrived in Gloucester which he probably didn’t know at the time but ended up being a huge crossroad in his life.

Marty has his own site as well as son Brian-
Here’s his site: http://www.photonewsservice.com/

And here’s the link to his pictures from Gloucester from the trip that made him decide to move there: http://www.photonewsservice.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.ShowItem&g2_itemId=1310

The Open Door ~ Empty Bowl Dinner

This was my first time to Open Door ~ Empty Bowl Dinner. What an excellent turn out.  All the volunteers were smiling .  I was amazed at  the huge choice of hand crafted  bowls . We had our choice of soups, beverages, breads  and  cookies.  I  had the clam chowder from Amelia’s, cobble bread from Alexanders bread. Lemon gray iced tea and  got a chocolate cookie with macadamia nuts in it that has not been eaten yet. I plan to attend next year one way or another.  I hope you can make next time too.  
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Random Thoughts About My Experience With Apple and Microsoft

Random thoughts about my experience with apple and microsoft

My ipod touch is the coolest, easiest-to-use,just works out of the box seemlessly, gadget I’ve ever owned.  It promises to do a lot and over delivers.

I wish I had an iPhone.

I’ve never owned a mac but have wanted to for a couple years-mainly for the ability to make some great videos.

Every time I need to purchase a new computer for the house or dock I’ve looked at macs and just can’t bring myself to spend over double to get a similarly spec’d mac compared to a pc.

Windows 7 is a ginormouse step forward over any of the three previous pc operating systems I’ve used.

I LOVE it’s file system, love windows live writer for blogging, love windows LIVE movie maker(all new in windows 7), and many of the other features in win7

Although the iPad is cool as hell I’d rather have a $700 laptop with a 4g sprint connection which they will be rolling out this summer.  faster speeds and you can do wayyyy more on a laptop than you can do on an iPad.

That’s not to say the iPad isn’t cool as hell, but you’d be able to do wayyyyy more on a $700 laptop with 4g.

I also think that a laptop is a better format for a mobile computing device than an iPad.

If you carry and iPad around you have to protect that screen.  with a laptop you close the cover and the screen is protected.

With an iPad you need to hold it with one  hand and type with one, with a laptop you adjust the angle of the screen to what works for how you are viewing it and bang away with two hands.

just off the top of my head.

Oh I’ll also add that the apple products have wayyyyy cooler interfaces.

the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad all  are way cooler interfaces than any android or other phones or mini computers I’ve ever used.