Fishermen defeat the Warriors 38 – 13

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The Fishermen score 38 points in the defeat of the AHS Warriors. The Fishermen travel to Winthrop next Friday to take on the Vikings.  For GHS sport schedules visit

This Weekend on Cape Ann From The Cape Ann Chamber Of Commerce

This Weekend on Cape Ann
September 17-19, 2010

Live Music on Cape Ann

Friday-Sunday, September 17-19
Theatre in the Pines presents "Hamlet" at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport. Tickets available at Toad Hall Bookstore, The Bookstore, and the Shalin Liu Box Office. 978-546-7391

Saturday, September 18-19
Trails & Sails — Two Weekends of Walks & Water
Go Hike! Go Bike! Go Paddle! Go Sail! Go experience the natural beauty, cultural resources and American heritage found in the Essex National Heritage Area, located just north of Boston. 978-740-0444

Saturday, September 18
Coastal Farming Walking Tours
Explore Cogswells Grant, located at 60 Spring Street in Essex, in its capacity as a working farm from the seventeenth century to the present day. 978-768-3632

Saturday, September 18
Rockport in the 1930s Lecture
11am. Cape Ann Museum presents a lecture by Les Bartlett, in conjunction with the special exhibition Ars Longa, Vita Brevis: Rockport Artists of the 1930s. 978-283-0455

Saturday, September 18
Salty Dog Day
11am-3pm. Pack the family up, including your four-legged friends, and join the Essex Shipbuilding Museum, located at 66 Main Street in Essex, for Salty Dog Day. 978-768-7541

Sunday, September 19
Breakfast Buffet by the Sea
THE SEAWARD INN, will feature Oen Kennedy, winner of the Boston Folk Festival song writing contest, at Sunday Morning Live on September 19, 9am-12noon during a Breakfast Buffet by the Sea. His shows are spontaneous" free for all" of sparkling different original and multifarious cover tunes. 978-546-3471

Sunday, September 19
Fish Box Derby
The Thrill of the Hill Come see the dozens of kids between 8 and 14 who have built cars with their families compete for bragging rights and great prizes when the annual Fish Box Derby race runs down Rogers Street at High Noon.

Sunday, September 19
Lanesville Music Festival
1-6pm. Five hours of great music performed by some of the North Shore’s best.

Kingsley Flood Tonight @ The Rhumb Line

click photo to listen to Kingsley Flood.

Last minute shout out,  that Kingsley Flood will be playing The Rhumb Line tonight from 9:30 pm to 12:30 am

I absolutely love Kingsley Flood and have since the first time I got to hear them play.  They bring something new to the plate American Roots ( lively folk) with a little bit of a country thing going on. You have to admit there is some pretty fine knee slapping music here.  I got the CD “Dust Windows” a while ago and played it over and over again, also sharing it with others. They seem to like it a lot. I personally think they have a masterpiece here. When you can listen to it in the car for over and hour singing along it’s great.  My favorite songs are and it’s hard to choose from them all  Cul de Sac, Back in the back, Devil’s arms and When I grow up. They seem to get me to the dance floor a lot faster than the others. Listening to their CD it’s like everything is in the right place, especially the fiddle. Check out their songs I am sure that you will agree.

Come out and treat yourself to some real fine music.


MUMS THE WORD in Essex–do you have your mums yet?

No,  not MY Mum, the fantastic Sue Lufkin, but chrysanthemums–and they are lovely,  just like my Mum!  Did Fall come too fast for you to get your mums yet?  One day it was Summer and then BAM–Fall!

Anyway, the Essex Merchant’s group is holding their annual “Mums The Word” campaign to not only bring added beauty to our lovely town with the addition of flowers everywhere but to raise a few dollars for the group as well.

Last night a hardy group of citizens braved the wind and showers to raise a glass to kick off the “Mums the Word” campaign and help with the pick up of some of the pre-order flowers–but there are lots and lots of lovely plants, just waiting for YOU!

So here’s the deal.  Stop by Joshua’s Corner–it is the shop with the gold trim up on the hill on the corner of 133 and Southern Ave (the road to Manchester) and purchase your mums during store hours, 10-5 daily and 12-5 on Sundays.  Mums are $3.95 for 1-20 8″ pots or $3.50 each for over 20 plants.

As you can see by my pictures, the plants are gorgeous and ready to go, full of blooms to provide color for your yard and neighborhood.  Pick up a few for a friend who needs a little cheering up and leave them secretly on their front steps.  Decorate the  little island at the end of your street or fill a neglected planter that passersby will notice when driving along the road.

Spread the Love, buy some Mums—–remember…..Mums the Word!

My visit to the Steve Connolly Seafood kitchens in Boston.

Let me tell you, I am one lucky girl.  I get to do fun things and cook with great people and chefs that not everyone gets to do–and believe me, I appreciate the opportunities!

A little while back, I got the chance to tour the Steve Connolly Seafood facility in Boston–what an impressive operation–and even better than that the chefs cooked three delicious recipes that they shared with me to give to you right now.  The show with these recipes will air again this Friday at 4:30 and then again Sunday at 11:30 am on Cape Ann TV and then next week, another show with a new recipe and more of our tour.

These recipes are easy to make at home using readily available ingredients and fairly simple techniques. Trust me– you want to make these recipes and they will be a HUGE hit with your friends and family!  I took lots of photos on our visit so that you can see how the finished dishes should look.

Please let me know if you make these recipes and how they came out–and as always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

And a HUGE thank you to Chef Michael and Chef Carlos for interrupting their busy schedules and sharing their delicious recipes with all of us and to David Coombs and his staff for showing us around–thanks a million to all of you!


Lobster Meat, fresh

Diced ¾ inch……………………….1 cup

Honeydew Melon, ripe

Diced ¾ inch……………………….1/2 cup

Cantaloupe, ripe

Diced ¾ inch…………………..…..1/2 cup

Mango, ripe

Diced ¾ inch…………………..…..1/2 cup

Ginger , minced………………..………1 tsp

Orange zest, fine julienne………..……… 1 TBSP

Cilantro leaves…………………..……..1 TBSP

Mache or Baby  Spinach…………….3 oz.


Orange Juice…………………………1 oz.

Rice wine vinegar…………………..1 TBSP.

Canola or Peanut oil……………….1/2 cup

Sriracha sauce………………………..1/2 tsp.

Sea salt and black pepper…………to taste

For dressing:

Place orange juice, vinegar, Sriracha sauce, salt and pepper in a stainless steel bowl. With a wisk, blend in the oil until emulsified.

For the salad:

Toss the Mache or Spinach leaves with a little dressing and place on a platter. Put Lobster, Fruit, Ginger, Orange zest, and Cilantro in a stainless steel bowl. Add rest of the dressing, and toss  until coated. Put the Lobster Salad over the Greens, and garnish with edible flowers.   Serves 2

And here is another gorgeous and easy recipe–you can use halibut as Chef Carlos did or he said you can use any other firm fleshed white fish–just watch the cooking time if it is on the thinner side.

Nova Scotia Halibut with Roasted Corn and Tomato Salsa

2 Halibut portions skls/bnls…………………….2  each,  9 oz.

Olive oil………………………………………………….2 TBSP

For Chive sauce:

Unsalted Butter…………….….4 TBSP

Shallots, minced……………….2 TBSP

White Wine, dry…..……….….2 TBSP

Chives, chopped……………….2 TBSP

Sea salt and Black Pepper….to taste


Corn, shucked …………………………….…….2 ears

Olive Oil……………………………………………2 tsp

Plum Tomatoes, peeled & seeded………..2

Chives, chopped……………………………..…2 TBSP

Sea salt and Black pepper………………… taste

For the Salsa:

Slice off the corn from the cobs and break up the kernels.

Dice tomato into  ½ inch pieces and put in stainless steel bowl with chives.

Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan until hot, and add corn, tossing and pan

roast until lightly caramelized, and add to bowl with tomatoes.

Season with salt and pepper and mix together. Reserve.

Wipe pan clean for next step.

For the Halibut: Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Season Halibut with salt and pepper. Add oil to pan until hot and place Halibut in pan flesh side down and pan sear until nicely browned. With a non stick spatula, turn Halibut over gently onto skin side, cover fish with foil, place pan in oven, turning temperature down to 350 degrees and cook 10 minutes until just done. Do not overcook.Remove fish to warm plate and cover with foil. Return pan to stovetop, add 2 TBSP butter and shallots and sauté until transparent. Add wine and reduce by half, add remaining butter, and swirl in the pan. Add chives at end, correct seasoning and set pan aside off the burner.


Place large spoonful of Corn Salsa to one side of plate. Place Halibut on plate leaning on the salsa, spoon butter sauce over the fish, and garnish with fresh chives. Serves 2

Sustainability ratings (via northshorewaterman)

UGHHHHHHHH!!!!!! Wasn’t it just last year when they said they wouldn’t sell lobsters any more because they considered it inhumane to hold them in crates?
Read Doug Maxfield- the most honest fisherman I haven’t had the pleasure to meet.

Bloomberg business published an article this week regarding Whole Foods efforts to apply sustainability ratings to its seafood (  With Walmart and Target Corp removing several species from its retail stores this past year and Trader Joe’s announcing that it will only sell sustainable seafood by 2012, the green wave continues to spread.  And, while these companies simply want to make tons … Read More

via northshorewaterman

If there is one blog to subscribe to I would say subscribe to Doug’s but there is no button on his blog to subscribe that I can find.  So the next best thing to do is what I always advocate for readers of this here fancy blog- bookmark it and check back often.

U.S. Coast Guard news briefing to be held for fishing vessel Patriot investigation conclusion


Two days After We Lost Charlie the Coast Guard Will Be Holding a Press Conference To Detail Their Conclusions In The Patriot Sinking Investigation.

Media are invited to attend a news briefing for the fishing vessel Patriot marine casualty investigation at Sector Boston, Friday, Sept. 17, 2010 at 8 p.m.

The late hour of the news briefing is due to previous briefings with members of the family of the two fishermen who lost thier lives when the Patriot sank in January 2009.

Who: Capt. John Healey, commander of Sector Boston, will be answering questions pertaining to the marine casualty investigation.

What: Media briefing on the fishing vessel Patriot marine casualty investigation.

When: Sept. 17th at 8 p.m.


Sector Boston

427 Commercial St

Boston, MA 02109

Media are asked to R.S.V.P. and have proper credentials prior to arrival.

For more information on this release, please contact 1st District Public Affairs at (617) 223-8515.

Click the Picture Below For The Slide Show Of Pictures I Took Aboard Matteo Russo’s Patriot July 29, 2008


Elks – Golf Champions and host Blood Drive Sept 20

The Elks of Gloucester win the Golf Tournament, but also give back to the community by hosting a Blood Drive Monday, Sept. 20, 2 to 7 p.m., at the Elks at Bass Rocks, 101 Atlantic Road.   

Massachusetts State Elks Golf Champions: John Davis, Jan Collins, Nate Collins and Mike McCarthy 


2010 Massachusetts State Elks Golf Champions: John Davis, Jan Collins, Nate Collins and Mike McCarthy

Chickity Check It! Fish Box Derby Sunday Morning

Hey Joey, thanks for thinking of us. I have included our mission statement below, which is about as close to a press release as we get. The seventeenth annual race begins Sunday morning the 19th on the Rogers Street hill in front of Gorton’s. Practice runs at 11:00 and the heats at High Noon. This year we have 37 cars registered for the "Thrill of the Hill", I know competition will be keen. We are expecting Mayor Kirk, Senator Tarr, and Rep. Ferrante to help us kick off the race, so bring your camera and come on down for one of the great family events of the Gloucester year.

Greg Bover


Fish Box Derby Committee

The Fish Box Derby Race is a family event held each year in early September. The race was established by a non-profit organization (Fish Box Derby, Inc.) whose purpose it is to provide the local youth with an opportunity to build and strengthen family relations. Since 1994, the Fish Box Derby has offered the kids of Cape Ann the opportunity to test their design, building and driving skills in a safe and exciting race down Rogers Street. Boys and girls from ages eight to fourteen are eligible to enter. We have purposely stayed independent from the All-American Soapbox Derby so that parents and kids can work together on the cars, and that everything from buggy wheels to high tech bearings is allowed.
There is no entry fee for the race, we are fully supported by charitable donations from individuals, businesses and local organizations, whose names are emblazoned on the hay bales that line the course. Through the generosity of our supporters, the Fish Box Derby now offers two $1,000 college scholarships each year, for which all racers are eligible. It has been truly rewarding to see our former participants take the lessons learned in the race with them into adulthood.
The cars are entered into one of two categories: "Freestyle" or "Modified". Prize categories include the traditional First, Second, Third, Fourth, as well as Best Pit Crew and Koolest Car. Donations made to the Fish Box Derby Race help to cover all race-related expenses. The balance is placed in a scholarship fund for the young participants. Each participant is eligible to apply for scholarship funds as she or he prepares to graduate from high school. For race details, helping on a committee, or general information, see or website or write to: Fish Box Derby, Inc. PO Box 162 Gloucester, Ma. 01931-0162. Telephone 978-283-1932, or 978-281-6057



Lone Gull 10K This Sunday


the Race

The Lone Gull Coffeehouse and New England Running Company are proud to present¦

The Fourth Annual Lone Gull 10K

9:00 AM
Sunday, September 19, 2010

Nautilus Road/Good Harbor Footbridge
Gloucester, MA 01930

Getting to the Race
Route 128 North to first rotary. Take second exit off the rotary. Follow 128 extension to lights. Take left onto Eastern Ave/127. Follow 1/2 mile to Shaw™s Plaza and make immediate right onto Barn Lane. At bottom of hill take a left onto Thatcher Road and follow for 1/2 mile. Good Harbor entrance is on the right.

Parking for the race is available in the parking lot of Good Harbor Beach. Please do not park on Nautilus Road as this will impede the finish area for the race.

Course Description
The starting line is at the intersection of Atlantic Road and Nautilus Road. Continue on Atlantic Road for approximately 1.5 miles and make a right onto Grapevine Road. Follow Grapevine Road till the intersection of Grapevine Road and Eastern Point Road and make a left. Cross over Eastern Point Road immediately and follow past Niles Beach and bear to the right, through the stone gateway and onto Eastern Point Boulevard. Run along the right side of the road and bear to the right at the “One Way” sign and make a left onto Lake Avenue. This will bring you past Niles Pond and back onto Eastern Point Boulevard. Make a right onto Bemo Avenue then a left onto St. Louis Avenue. Then make a right onto Farrington Avenue and veer to the left at the top of the hill onto Atlantic Avenue. Follow back to the finish line on Nautilus Road.

  • USATF Course Link

    Wesley Lassen (Race Director)
    c/o New England Running Company
    43 Enon Street
    Beverly, MA 01915
    phone: 978-922-8870
    fax: 978-922-8871

    Miscellaneous Details
    The 2009 race served as the USATF New England Grand Prix 10K Championship race. Prize structure will be determined and once determined the site will be updated.

    The race begins at the corner of Nautilus Road and Atlantic Avenue. The start is approximately 600 meters away from the registration area. THERE IS A SHORT WALK ACROSS THE BEACH TO GET TO THE STARTING AREA.

    Catered breakfast will be provided for all registered runners and extra tickets are available for $5/ticket.
    The Lone Gull Charitable Trust
    The Lone Gull Charitable Trust was created and shall be operated to raise funds to donate to 501(c)(3) organizations which are dedicated to: research of causes, treatment and cures of cancer; administering to the needs of cancer victims; or the needs of the families of cancer victims.

    The Race Committee
    Wes Lassen
    Maryellen Borge
    Joe Borge
    Carol Perry
    Dave Menosky
    David Geary
    JD MacEachern
    Dan Houde