Ed Collard’s House Doctors Offer To Sponsor One Female and One Male Greasy Pole Walker For Greasy Pole Rebuilding Fundraiser Next Saturday

Ed knows his limitations apparently and is willing to sponsor the first female and male who write in the comment section of this post that they would like to do it. 

Here’s the deets-

Greasy Pole Fundraiser Event Fall Classic Newell Stadium

HOLY COW We’re Gonna Walk the Greasy Pole at the Football field. For the Greasy Pole Fund, Contact Joe Novello, Peter "Black" Fronterio for walker and all other info, Rain Date Nov.19 Fundraiser Event Newell Stadium

Saturday, November 12, 2011  12:00pm-4:00pm


Here’s the article in The Gloucester Daily Times-

Have you ever wanted to walk Gloucester’s famed Greasy Pole?

Come Nov. 12, you’ll have your chance.

Launching its fund-raising effort to restore the Greasy Pole and its pier — damaged during Tropical Storm Irene, then dumped onto its side by high winds and tides Sept. 30 — the St. Peter’s Fiesta Committee is offering 120 people the chance to walk the pole during a program planned that day for Gloucester High School’s Newell Stadium.

"Out of the whole Greasy Pole structure, we were able to save the actual walking pole," said St. Peter’s Fiesta Committee President Joe Novello, whose group is seeking to raise $85,000 to fully cover the construction, permit fees and other costs connected with restoring one of Fiesta’s centerpieces. The drive has already received a $35,000 lift from The Boston Foundation, Novello said.

In the Nov. 12 benefit, the pole and its flag will be extended from a flatbed truck some 3 to 4 feet off the ground, with rubber padding beneath it to cushion the inevitable falls. And the first 120 people who sign up and cough up the $25 donation will get to walk the pole, in three groups of 40, Novello said.

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St. Ann’s School Auction Fundraiser From Fr Matthew Green

Good morning, Joey!
The St. Ann’s School auction fundraiser last night was a great event. I wasn’t able to stay for the whole thing, but I snapped some photos while I was there. Unfortunately, I didn’t get everyone’s names to label the photos, but I have to run to preside a funeral now anyway so wouldn’t have time to label them all anyway…


The donor of some of the items on display (to his right)


Mary made a St. Ann’s School uniform for the doll!


Dinner was colorful and delicious!
God bless! Keep up the great work!
Fr. Matthew

Both of Us, Alone


I thought I was alone, having wandered for about an hour

before the man and his dog slowly, but surprisingly,

came out from behind the large boulders at the eastern end

of the beach that looks over the Annisquam and that in summer

provides a good post for parents watching  their children .


As the dog loped off along the path in the dunes that leads

to the parking  lot, the man and I became the sole occupants

of this lovely, but in the cool autumn air, lonely place.

He didn’t notice me, or, in any event, acknowledge me.

I took his photograph as if to prove  I wasn’t alone.

Do not forget to VOTE, Tuesday, November 8, 2011

It is a privilege to vote to let your voice be heard.  Tuesday from 7:00 am til 8:00 pm the polls are open.  Here is a list of the candidates and where to vote:

At Large: Incumbents Joe Ciolino, Sefatia Romeo, Bruce Tobey and Bob Wynott –Challengers Larry Ingersoll and Mary Ellen Rose

Ward 2 Ann Mulcahey challenger Melissa Cox:    Ward 3: Steven Curcuru   Steve Blanc

Mayorial race:   Carolyn Kirk—Ken Sarofeen

Ward 1, 4 and 5 are running  unopposed

Ward 1 Precinct 1:East Gloucester Elementary School–Ward 1 Precinct 2 Veterans’ School

Ward 2 Precinct 1:Lady of Good Voyage Youth Center–Ward 2 Precinct 2 McPherson Park

Ward 3 Precinct 1 Veterans Center–Ward 3 Precinct 2 First Baptist Church

Ward 4 Precinct 1 Beeman–Ward 4 Precinct 2 Plum Cove School

Ward 5 Precinct 1 Magnolia Library–Ward 5 Precinct 2 West Parish

See you at the polls Donna

Waxing Gibbous Moon rose 2:15 PM today

2:15 PM this afternoon a waxing gibbous moon should have popped up just to the left of the Rockport breakwater in the photo. I got to chatting with some Brit geocachers at the end of the Pigeon Cove breakwater I was standing on and complained that my moon had not shown up. Maybe I screwed up the time change? Nope. Twenty minutes later it arrived out of barely visible haze. It’s directly even with the bow of the boat and about a boat length from the horizon. The color is all weird because I had to adjust the crap out of the saturation and temperature in iPhoto to even get it to show up.

I told the Brits when they were getting warmer on the geocache and they too found what they were looking for. I’ll try again closer to a full moon so the sun is not bleaching the moon out. Rubber Duck stayed home to finish off Fred Bodin’s pickled herring. I’m trying out a handfull of EJ’s Canadian Bacon leftover from the deviled eggs mixed with Beth’s chocolate covered pomegranate seeds. Wowiekaflowie that’s a tasty combo. Huge bennies throwing the Mug-Up today. Clean house and all the leftovers are mine mine mine.

Mug Up at R. Ducks (and Deviled Egg Recipe)

It was a great Mug Up this morning at R. Duck’s house in Rockport.  Food was plentiful as you can see from the photos, and R and Paul were in great form.  Check out the amazing smoked fish platter Fred Bodin brought, and there was a delicious apple cobbler that Greg Bover made, a bunch of other goodies that I don’t know who made or brought, and of course my now famous deviled eggs.  Most of the crew was there, although we missed regulars, Joey and Paul Frontiero, and it was great to see everyone.  Marty Luster, Kim Smith, Donna Ardizzoni and Shew were also shooting, so I’ll limit my shots to the food and let them show the rest.  Thanks Paul and Sue for hosting such an enjoyable Mug Up in your lovely home.

While there, Donna said she wanted my deviled egg recipe.  Since I don’t measure anything or use the same ingredients every time, a recipe is difficult, but here’s what I more or less do:

Hardboil a dozen eggs.  Peel, cut in half and remove the yolks to a bowl and mash.  To your bowl of mashed egg yolks, add about 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise (your preference, I use Market Basket brand), a tablespoon or so of spicey brown mustard and a couple tablespoons of horseradish sauce (sometimes I substitute creamy ceasar dressing), fresh ground pepper, dill, a dash of salt and 3 dollops of Louisiana hot sauce.  Mix up well, taste and adjust for your preference of devilishness.  Fill eggs.  I like to have a portion of finely chopped cooked bacon or Canadian bacon on hand for people to sprinkle on top if they like.

Deviled eggs are a great Thanksgiving appetizer, so whether you try my recipe or use your own, make deviled eggs for Thanksgiving and make people happy – everyone loves them (unless they are egg intolerant or vegan or just don’t like eggs).

E.J. Lefavour

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Dr Nicole Writes-

So excited to get my GMG DropCam today!  There is still office space available upstairs with some of the most breathtaking views of GHB and Salt Island, so hoping the camera will reach to share that killer view, even better one floor up from me.  May need to contact the wonderful Mr. Tim Blakely of Gloucester Bytes for a wireless extender upgrade if needed.  Attached is a pic of him hard at work on the install of this amazing little gadget!  Thanks again for getting this going!
Also wanted to share these fun pics in honor of Halloween.  Dragons need to have their adjustments too, she’s roarin’ and ready to go after her visit!
Our next Cape Ann Healing Center workshops are coming up, drop-cam not streaming them live yet but planning that for spring with regularly scheduled stunning Cape Ann views in between.
Thanks again for all you do!

Bright Blessings,
Dr. Nicole K. Andrade
Chiropractic Family Physician, Holistic Healer, Public Speaker
President, Atlantic Family Chiropractic, PC

Founder, The Cape Ann Healing Center
Co-Founder, Treetop Yoga Studio

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Cape Ann Brewing Gets New Closed In Awnings

Temp outside 45 degrees.  Temp inside the deck with the new transparent windows a balmy 72 degrees.

Increases the capacity of the joint by 75 people for those shoulder months when folks weren’t likely to imbibe outdoors.  Heat lamps coming within the week according to master brewer Dylan.

Click the pics for full screen panoramas-