Video How Your Lobsters Were Harvested

Shot Down The Rail Of The Trapper John
Showing Captain Chris Orsillo Breaking the Traps Over The Rail, Checking For V-Notches or Eggs On The Female Lobsters and Measuring them For Minimum and Maximum Allowable Size. Mate Steve Redfern Re-Baiting The Bags, Gaffing The Buoy, and Setting the Traps up on the Stern To Be Re-Set Once The Trawl Is Finished.

Filmed using the Kodak Playsport Zx3 and Mounted to the Boat with The Kayalu RAM Saltwater Proof Mount

Did You Know? (Judythe Evans Meagher)

That Judythe Evans Meagher is an award-winning artist who paints in watercolors, oils and acrylics?  She is a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society and the North Shore Arts Association, and a “Distinguished Artist” member of the Concord Art Association.  Judythe’s work is characterized by her use of color and light to create mood, whether whimsical or serene, and has been featured in The Artist’s Magazine, HOW Magazine, Pleiades Magazine and the Boston Sunday Globe, as well as several other publications.  Her paintings hang in public, private and corporate collections in the US and abroad.  Many of her paintings are now available as limited edition giclee prints.

Judythe’s gallery is located at 37 Rocky Neck, where she exhibits her work and teaches watercolor workshops for beginning and intermediate students.  Her gallery is open weekends noon to 5:00 pm from Memorial Day to Columbus Day, or by appointment (978) 281-7575.  You can visit her website at  

E.J. Lefavour

Sidewalk Bazaar Next Weekend! Schedule From Grace Giambanco Numerosi

Hi Joey-  Thank you for all your help promoting the 53rd Annual Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar.   It’s coming up next week THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY!!
The committee has been working hard to ensure that this year’s event has something for everyone.  It is our hope that it’s another great event to add to the already amazing events Gloucester has to offer.  We are so lucky to live in such a great community.  As you know, the Sidewalk Bazaar is a Gloucester tradition that shouldn’t be missed.
Attached is a synopsis of the events, couldn’t possibly fit everything in on one page.
Hope to see you on Main Street!!
Thanks again.  Keep Smiling.

Grace Giambanco Numerosi

August 4th, 5th & 6th
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     Celebrating Downtown Gloucester:   Main Street retailers and restaurants are joined by crafters, artisans, and local non profits creating three fun-filled days for the whole family. Enjoy outdoor dining, live music and children’s activities along with the unique shopping experience.

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     INFLATABLE BOUNCIES:  Fun for all by Prime Time Party Zone   (located in the Blackburn parking lot).

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     FACE PAINTING in front of Toodleloos! and various other locations

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     ROAMING RAILROAD:  Enjoy a ride on the Roaming Railroad.  All ages welcome.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    PUPPET SHOWS brought to you by North Shore Bible Church and Faith Christian School. 


10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.     TWISTED MAGIC:  Performances all along Main Street

11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.    NATHAN THE JUGGLER:  Performances all along Main Street

1:00 pm. – 5:00 p.m.    BALLOON CREATIONS by Charlie Fogarty near Kid’s Unlimited

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.    CREATIVE ART ACTIVITIES:   Brought to you by Cape Ann Art Haven

1:00 p.m.     DANCE PERORMANCE by Dawn’s School of Dance

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.    MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT Stop by the Park at Corner of Main & Porter Streets
    and enjoy a variety of musical entertainment.
            1:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. Ric St. Germain (Rhyme & Blues)
                    3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. by Annette Dion (Roots Rock)


10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.     TWISTED MAGIC:  Performances all along Main Street

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    SNAKES:  Presented by the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team (both Friday & Saturday)

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.        MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT:  Stop by the Park at Corner of Main & Porter
     for musical entertainment all day.
    9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. J & C ENTERTAIMNENT DJ & Karaoke
    1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Moira Kelly (Celtic Harpist).
    2:40 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Clarita (10 yr old Violin Virtuoso)   
    3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Annette Dion (Roots Rock)

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.    CREATIVE ART ACTIVITIES:   Brought to you by Cape Ann Art Haven

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.    BALLOON CREATIONS by Charlie Fogarty near Kid’s Unlimited

1:00 p.m.     DANCE PERORMANCE by Ms. Tina’s School of Dance


10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    SIDEWALK CHALK ART:   Brought to you by Cape Ann Art Haven.

10:00 a.m.        BEST-DRESSED DOG PARADE:  This year’s theme is Superheroes. Prizes will be awarded.  Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. at Cape Ann Animal Aid booth in the West End. 
        The Parade through the marketplace will begin at 10:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.        MR. DEMETRI’S TAEKWONDO:  Come watch a cool demonstration of Taekwondo.

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.        MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT: Stop by the Park at Corner of Main & Porter Streets
    and enjoy a variety of musical entertainment.
    1:00 p.m. – 3:00 pm John Hicks (guitar, ukulele & vocals)   
    3:00 p.m. – 5:00 pm Brad Byrd  (singer songwriter)

Basic Chicken Salad From Sista Felicia

Basic Chicken Salad


2 breast of chicken (skinless & boneless)

1 stalk of celery diced into bite size pieces

1 teaspoon kosher salt

½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

2 tablespoon mayo

3 cups water

Step 1: Place water, chicken breast, and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt in medium size sauce pan over high heat cook until chicken is completely cooked through.

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Step 2: Remove chicken from pan and let rest in a bowl until cool enough to touch.

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Step 3: Slice celery lengthwise 3 times. Stack celery pieces together and chop into bite size pieces

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Step 4: Using your hands pull chicken apart into shredded pieces set aside

Step 5: Place the chicken into the bowl of Cuisinart chopper and add diced celery reaming ½ teaspoon salt and pepper.

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Step 6: Cover Cuisinart bowl and pulse 2-3 times

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Step 7: Open lid and add 2 tablespoon of mayo

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Step 8: cover and pulse chop 2-3 times or until chicken salad is the consistency you like

*Note, at this point add more or less Mayo to suit your taste buds! Try adding sliced almonds, sliced seedless grapes, or even try dried cranberries! As you can see my family enjoys a moist but not wet consistency

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Step 9: Place Chicken Salad into a air tight plastic container and keep refrigerated until ready to serve

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Last week hot and feeling way too lazy to cook, I decided to head off to the market early in the morning to buy deli sandwich meat and snacks for the beach. Immediately after taking a # at the deli counter, I realized there were 5 people ahead of me and quickly had to think of a plan “B”, knowing my kids wanted to get to the beach by noon! I walked over to the cold chest storing the pre sliced deli meat, to see what my options were and was disappointed to find there was no pre sliced “Buffalo Chicken” ,(the only Deli meat my son will eat). I noticed small containers of prepared chicken, ham and egg salad. I picked up a “Small” container of chicken salad and my finger tip nearly burned completely off. Yikes! The cost of a small 15 oz. container was selling for $6.99. Seriously? Not to be cheap, but one can buy a whole chicken for less than that. Even a rotisserie chicken cooked for half that price. I placed it back on the self along with my laziness to cook, and added a package of 6, fresh chicken breast to my shopping cart. When I arrived home my MTMM kicked in(Multi-Tasking Mother Mode) … unloading groceries, packing up the beach bag, switching loads of laundry, along with prepping dinner, all awhile whipping up a batch of ridiculously easy chicken salad I have made for years. Lunch and dinner for 4 for under $10

Passing the Paint! Help Save The Paint Factory!


Passing the Paint

Since Washinton, Our beloved Capitol and “Servants”? Can’t seem to stop playing “F’n” Games with us. We are all in trouble.

Including our local “Non Profit Organizations” Do What You can if you can.

Don’t break your Bank. If you can do it! Great!

 If not “Forget about it!”

Help keep the Paint Factory out of the Ocean! It doesn’t look to healthy!

If not for them. Do it for me! 🙂 I love that Old Building!

If you can afford it donate. Click link below for more info!

Or on your Cell phone Text

“Whales” to the number 50555

I just did! and I’m a cheap SOB!

Oh yeah,  THANKS!

Don’t Forget Mug Up!

This morning 10:00 – 77 Rocky Neck G3 – Mug Up at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery – Don’t miss it.  There will be deviled eggs! and great coffee and coffeecake and fruit and who knows what else.  The most fun with a bunch of really great people that you can have for free on a gorgeous Sunday morning on Cape Ann.  Everyone is welcome.

E.J. Lefavour

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

Let us then be up and doing
With a heart for any Fate
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor, and to wait.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  (1807-1882)


Born in Maine when it was still a province of Massachusetts, Longfellow became the best known of the lyric poets of the 19th century. His poems still form a core of the New England experience and include The Wreck of the Hesperus, Paul Revere’s Ride, The Song of Hiawatha and Evangeline. Longfellow taught for many years at Harvard College, and his pursuit of and eventual marriage to Frances Appleton still serves as an example of persistence to literary swains of Cambridge. Her accidental death in 1861 cast a dark pall over the last twenty years of his life. The bridge over the Charles River between Kendall Square and Beacon Hill is named in his honor.

Greg Bover

Did You Know? (More Watermelon Love)

That North Shore FOB and proponent of living by the heart, Rebecca Wuenschel, also found a heart in her watermelon?  Rebecca found her’s about two years ago, so it seems she may have been at the beginning stages of the watermelon love movement.  I’m wondering if this is just a North Shore, MA phenomenon, or if others around the country or the world are finding hearts in their watermelons or other fruits and vegetables.  I think this warrants further investigation.  Mankind is not heeding the warnings of severe weather, floods, earthquakes, famines, droughts, tsunamis, etc., so maybe Mother Nature is making one last attempt to communicate with us through our food.  Love.  That is the message.

E.J. Lefavour