Chickity Check It! Live Bidding Now Online For The Cape Ann Chamber Of Commerce Auction Website

Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
Friday, July 16, 2010, Cruiseport Gloucester
Silent Auction 5:30 p.m., Live Auction 7:00 p.m.
$20 admission includes light supper ~ Cash Bar

Planning is underway for the Goods & Services Auction! Don’t miss this great night of fun and great deals!

The Auction Preview Book is now online. Please note that all packages in the book are subject to change prior to the auction. Click here to open the preview.

Don’t forget to check-out the on-line Auction at
On-line Auction bidding open Wednesday, July 14.

Items featured in the On-Line Auction will be marked with an "On-Line Auction Icon". Click the icon to go to the On-Line Auction.

Hocky Fundraiser To Benefit Rockport-Manchester/Essex- Ipswich Varsity Hockey Team

From Kyle Edmonds


Join us aboard The Hurricane II (Rose’s Wharf, 415 Main St, Gloucester) on July 16th, 7-10pm for a sunset cruise along the North Shore coast.  A perfect way to spend a summer evening – music, gorgeous sunset, appetizers, cocktails, & a boat load of fun people!

Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased directly from Kyle Edmonds.

Bring your friends, the more, the merrier! (Adults Only)
Only a limited number of tickets are available.  Don’t miss out – get your tickets today!
Cash bar
All proceeds to benefit Rockport-Manchester/Essex- Ipswich Varsity Hockey Team

We’d love to have everyone join us for a fun night!

Linda Greenlaw event this Thursday, 7/15 @ American Legion!

Hi Joey,
I’m sending this to you on behalf of Janice Severance, can you post something about the Linda
Greenlaw event sponsored by The Bookstore this Thursday, 7/15 at 7pm?  Due to the anticipated
interest, it is being held at the American Legion, 8 Washington Street.  There will be a table set
up with books available for purchase at the event, but folks can always stop by The Bookstore
anytime to pick up a book as well.  Linda’s funny and engaging stories are sure to please the crowd,
as always.  This should be a huge event for the city that put her on the map with The Hungry Ocean.
July 15, 2010 | 07:00 PM
Sponsored by: THE BOOKSTORE
Held at:          American Legion, 8 Washington Street
Reading, Q&A, signing
To purchase a book prior to the event or ask questions:
The Bookstore
61 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
The bestselling author’s sequel to The Hungry Ocean–a fast- paced account of her return to
Linda Greenlaw hadn’t been bluewater fishing for ten years- not since the events chronicled in the
books The Perfect Storm and The Hungry Ocean-but when her lobster traps aren’t paying off, her
truck is on its last gasp, and the bills are piling up, she decides to take a friend up on his
offer and captain a boat for a season of swordfishing. A decade older, and with family
responsibilities, she’s a different person heading out to sea, but any reluctance is quickly
tempered by the magnetic lure of adventure. And the adventures begin almost immediately: The ship
turns out to be rusty and ancient, and even with a crew of four Greenlaw is faced with technical
challenges. There are the expected complexities of longline fishing and the nuances of reading the
weather. Her greatest challenge, however, comes when the boat’s lines inadvertently drift into
Canadian waters and Greenlaw is thrown in jail.
Capturing the moment-by-moment details of her journey, Greenlaw tells a story about human nature
and the nature around us, about learning what can be controlled and when to let fate step in.
Seaworthy is a compelling narrative about a person setting her own terms and finding her true self
between land and water.
Thanks and hope to see you at Sugar Mags again for the Block Party this Saturday night!
Jenn Cullen (Missy’s cousin)


Seafood Throwdown Details From the Cape Ann Farmer’s Market

Seafood Throwdown at Cape Ann Farmers Market


Thursday, July 15, 2010 – 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Rogers Street, Gloucester, Massachusetts

Seafood Throwdowns were born at the Cape Ann Farmers Market two summers ago. This year, Seafood Throwdowns are back at the Farmers Market’s new location on Rogers Street.

Seafood Throwdown season returns to Gloucester this Thursday, July 15 starting at 4 p.m. at the Cape Ann Farmers’ Market new location on Rogers St. The reigning queen of the Throwdowns, Missy Hart and her Team Sugar Magnolias will once again defend her Throwdown title against Ryan Cox’s team from the Farm Bar and Grille in Essex. While new to the Seafood Throwdown, Ryan’s team is no stranger to competition and innovation as seen in their most recent event “The Farm at Sea” which was held on a boat.

Seafood Throwdowns are an opportunity learn more about our local seafood, local fishing fleet and fisheries related issues affecting our ocean, fishing economies and coastal food systems.  Chefs Hart and Cox will educate and entertain you with their skills as they show how to work with whole, fresh, and very local seafood. Chefs can bring three of their favorite ingredients and once they discover the secret seafood they will be using, they get $25 and 15 minutes to shop the Farmers’ Market for ingredients.  After their shopping spree, they have one hour to cook and present their entry for the judge’s consideration. This is a free event, open
to the public.  Tastings will be available for farmer’s market shoppers.

The event is a collaboration between the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, Cape Ann Farmers Market, Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association and the Cape Ann Fresh Catch Community Supported Fishery (CSF).  It promises to be a fun, educational and community-driven activity designed to link the importance of locally caught seafood to the health and resilience of our ocean.

See you there!

Download the press release by clicking on this link.

Chickity Check It! Sprout Robot

Saw this on Lifehacker this morning

Sprout Robot is pretty freakin cool.  It is a simple site in which you type in your zip code and it tells you what to plant and when to plant it based on your zip code.  They will also send you the seeds if you want to go a little further with it but you don’t have to go the pay for seeds route if you just want to know what is up and coming in the planting world according to the precise area where you live.

Chickity Check it!