Johann Wolfgang von Goethe -Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

“Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  (1749-1832)

Often cited as the one of the most brilliant men of his time, Goethe excelled in literature, philosophy and science. Although best know for his seminal poem “Faust,” which tells the story of a man who sells his soul to the devil, Goethe made significant contributions to the theories of both evolution and the perception of color. Politically conservative in an age of revolution, he was a principal advisor to the Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar. Goethe’s affect on early Romanticism and Humanism is hard to overstate.  

Click the pic for his wikipedia page-


Super Moon Rising Tonight at 7:14 PM

At my regular posting time of 2PM it was overcast and snowing so I was not going to make this post. But look outside, crystal blue sky. So set the alarm to 7PM so you can race out to Good Harbor Beach or Rockport Harbor or any place you can view the skyline due east because the Super Moon is rising at 7:14 PM.

What is a Super Moon? A moon which becomes full close to perigee which means it is closest to the earth. This has not happened since March of 1983. The moon appears about 14% bigger at perigee. The moon apeears bigger because it is a full moon, (well duh), and the moon appears bigger when it is near the horizon.

So unless you want to get up at 6:16 AM to watch this Super Moon set, watch it rise. Some people think that a super moon causes more lunacy (luna, aka moon) but I think that is lunacy. But you might see some lunacy on Good Harbor Beach at 7:14 PM.

Did You Know? (Hasty’s Frogs)

Photo by E.J. Lefavour

That there are rocks painted to look like frogs in Riverview on the Annisquam River?  They were painted by an unknown artist in the 1930’s on the property of Hasty Gammage, and are still there; but you can only see them by boat.  This is a painting of Hasty’s Frogs by David Montgomery.  Have any of you ever seen them?

E.J. Lefavour

Widowed Persons Support Group at Addison Gilbert Hospital

Widowed Persons* Support Group at Addison Gilbert Hospital
The Widowed Persons* Support Group meetings are
held at Addison Gilbert Hospital, 298 Washington Street,
Gloucester, in the Longan Room (Washington
Street entrance), from 3-5 p.m. every other Wednesday.
Upcoming meetings will be held on March 23 and April 6.
There is no fee or and pre-registration is not required. 
Those wishing further
information may call 978-283-7102 or 978-879-4373.

Docksiders Spaghetti Dinner and Concert

Docksiders Spaghetti Dinner and Concert

The Docksiders will hold a spaghetti dinner, concert, and silent auction on Friday, April 8 at 6:00 pm at the DES Club 133 Prospect Street in Gloucester. Dinner includes, rolls, salad, spaghetti with marinara or meat sauce, dessert and assorted beverages. Silent auction will be on going throughout dinner.

Tickets at the door. Adults $7.00, children 12 and under $5.00. Families with more than 2 children $25.00. All proceeds will go towards the Docksiders trip to Disneyland Paris in 2012. For more information, call 978-281-2140

Celebrating St Joseph 2011 Slide Show

Click on the picture for Joey’s slide show which brings us through the first 5 houses on  Sefatia’s list of 11 Gloucester St Joseph Novenas.  I wish I could have gone to all 11 houses but I wanted the girls to have a good memory of it and as the night wore on I didn’t want to push them too far past their normal 6:30PM bedtime.  Look for Manny’s slide show which will have many more of the houses and a ton of pictures of the people who attended the novenas. 

I’d like to extend a special thanks to the Fontana, Scola, Russo,Ferrante and Orlando families for opening their houses and continuing this beautiful tradition.  I’d also like to thank Sefatia for being a fantastic guide and teacher along the route.  She reminded me of many things I’d long forgotten about the traditions and  taught me a whole lot more.

Click the picture for my slide show and don’t forget to look for Manny’s slide show which will have many of the faces from the crowd. Also I will post a video each day over the next 5 days from each of the 5 novenas in the order in which we visited them on Sefatia’s list.


Donna Ardizzoni Reports Sewage Discs Now Washing Up On Magnolia Beach As Well

Donna writes-

The disks have washed up on Magnolia
Beach as well…  will try and pick them up tomorrow, gloves are needed.

Donna and the rest of the One Hour at A Time Gang will be meeting this morning at 9:00AM at St Peters Square.  image