Art Haven February Vacation Programs February 21-25


Download this registration form and mail or bring it to 180B Main Street, Gloucester

E L E M E N T A R Y   S C H O O L   C L A S S E S

Monday February 21st | 9:00am – 11:30am | $20
Help paint a giant canvas!

Tuesday February 22nd | 9:00am-11:30am | $25
Shirts and dye provided, bring anything else you’d like to tie-dye!

Wednesday February 23rd | 9:00am-3:30pm | $25
Create your own armor and shield in the morning and bring a lunch to stay and watch the movie with us in the afternoon!

Thursday February 24th | 9:00am-11:30am | $20
Carve, and print your own desgins using styrofoam blocks and other materials!

Friday February 25th | 9:00am-11:30am | $25
Create jewelry using a variety of materials!

M I D D L E   &   H I G H   S C H O O L   C L A S S E S

Monday February 21st | 12:30pm-3:00pm | $25
Use the pottery wheel to create useful clay pieces! Come back on Friday to glaze and finish your artwork.
Tuesday February 22nd | 12:30pm – 3:00pm | $25
Shirts and dye provided, bring anything else you’d like to tie-dye!

Wednesday February 23rd | 9:00am – 3:30pm | $25
Create your own armoe and shield in the morning and bring a lunch to stay and watch the movie with us in the afternoon!

Thursday February 24th | 12:30pm-3:00pm | $20
Learn to burn and print your own screen printing design. Shirts and supplies provided.

Friday February 25th | 12:30pm-3:00pm | $20
Come back to glaze your creations and sculpt things out of plaster!

Weekend Picks From Your Boy Joey and The North Shore Blogger Consortium

International Dory Races Winter Races! February 19th!

Join Glazed and GMG To Create A Springtime Treasure at The Home and Business Expo!

The BrainCandy Family FilmFest @ the CACC Featuring The Hobbit This Week

Art Haven February Vacation Programs February 21-25


The Weekend Picks From the North Shore Bloggers Consortium Here-


Weekend Picks from North Shore Kid here


Media giant Seth gives up the best of Lynn at Lynn Happens.




Please welcome Kimmy Bingham and her picks  here


The wonderful Jane Ward has some great ideas, over at Food and Fiction.


Celia Thaxter Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart. 
Celia Thaxter (1835 – 1894)

Click the picture to check out her wikipedia page-


The daughter of a lighthouse keeper, Thaxter (née Laighton) grew up among the Isles of Shoals, eight miles offshore on the border of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. At age sixteen she married her tutor, Levi Thaxter, eleven years her senior, and moved briefly to Newtonville, but returned to Appledore Island for the birth of her first child. After her first poem “Land-locked” was published in The Atlantic Monthly, Thaxter’s fame as a poet drew literati such as Emerson, Hawthorn and Longfellow to the islands where her father was constructing the first resort hotel. As hostess, she began holding summer salons and was befriended by painters Childe Hassam and William Morris Hunt among others. Hassam famously painted her garden, which still thrives on the island thanks to the Portsmouth Garden Club.

Greg Bover

Collective Consciousness

paintings of waves breaking on the rocks of Cape Ann
Paintings by E.J. Lefavour

Poem by Joda Khan

the ocean flexed for just an instant
and a multitude of waves took form
no two alike
yet each the same
from the primordial womb they all were born
some came in quietly without a word to say
they calmly spent their force
others giggled loudly in utter delight
as they splashed and rushed ashore
sensuous swells brushed in blue silk
their sisters wrapped in rainbows
paid their respects to white capped gales
resplendent in gray
striking an ominous pose
the oceans of life
humankind’s collective mind
each drop a memory
every wave a lifetime

I have always loved Joda’s poetry, and for the years we were married, we collaborated on many works together – I painting his poetry, or he writing poetry to accompany my paintings.  Much of our work during those years was of a social or political nature, but this one is spiritual and works well with the collective consciousness and ocean beauty of Gloucester. 

If you know of any good spoken word poetry venues around Cape Ann, I’d love to pass on the info about them.  Thanks.

E.J. Lefavour  

Have You Lost A “mercedesish” Key?

Patty Knaggs writes-

Hi Joey,

Would you mind posting this pic on the blog?  Spied it on the Magnolia Swamp trail in Ravenswood, heading up to the Salem Trail on the end of trail farther most from the parking lot.  Found it in December/January I believe (pre snow deluge).  So why did I wait so long to try and find its owner?  Put it in a coat pocket and forgot about it…..sorry about that.  Logo at top of silver part looks mercedesish (thats a word, check it out in wikipedia) to me.


Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce HOME & BUSINESS EXPOSITION MARCH 26th and 27th


The Cape Ann Chamber Home & Business Exposition will be held this year at Gloucester High School on March 26th and 27th.  The event, which will be held inside the high school’s athletic field house, is open to all businesses.  The floor will be open on Saturday (the 26th) from 10:00 to 4:00 and Sunday from 10:00 to 3:00.

Committee chairman Ed Collard reports interest for the show is extremely high.  “We are excited to have the interest of so many businesses on Cape Ann and other areas,” said Collard. “This year’s show is going to showcase many businesses that help the community in a variety of ways and I believe we will have a terrific turnout.  This will be a ‘Show and Sell’ event.”

The Exposition replaces the Home & Garden Show from prior years.  Bob Hastings, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce said, “We decided we would have a better show by opening it up to all businesses in the area.  It will be a more diverse show with expectations of more booths than in prior years.”  

The Exposition will feature a show kitchen with cooking demonstrations by local culinary stars. Another featured highlight will include an interactive children’s section;  many exhibitors will be providing door prizes and other giveaways.

Booths are $375 with an early bird discount rate of $325 for businesses registered by February 25thTo register your company for the show please download the attached registration form or contact Project and Events Director Tim Burton at 978-283-1601 or email

Heather Atwood Cooks Italian Chestnut Stew

Heather invited Giovanna Tognetti of the ancient Lombardian city of Brescia to her house for a winter time cooking session. There she learned from her Aunt Bruna this unique beef stew, thickened with melding chestnuts and sweetened with red wine. It is just as delicious made with the jarred variety of chestnuts.

click the picture to view the video and recipe at the Taste of The Times


Free Girls Lacrosse Clinic


The First American Sport


Indoor Lacrosse Clinics Scheduled


Gloucester High School Gymnasium

Girls Sunday Feb 20th

10am to 11am U9 & U11 Girls

11am to Noon U13 & U15 Girls

For additional information please contact or call 978-325-1696