Thankgiving Day Dunk

Hi Joey

This is the first year of our annual Thanksgiving Day dunk at Coffins Beach. Afterr dinner 6 of us decided to test the waters!

Charlie Erbafina


This brings us to The Rocky Neck New Year’s Day Plunge.

Here’s our Pledge To plunge List-

Is your name on here?  If not comment on this post and I’ll add you to the list of plungers to join us!

Joey C
Donna Ardizzoni
Rick Moore
Ed Collard
Paul Morrison
Rick Paolillo
Melissa Cox
Dr. Ray Cahill
Colleen Apostolos-Marsh & Lotus Marsh
Lukas and Lasse Struppe
Owen, Henry, and Jon Hardy
Alexandra Rhinelander
Charles Du Deaubien Gaspien (or something like that)
Ericka Hyam

Lobster Trap Tree Building..

Many volunteers helped put the tree up this year:

Volunteers, Ed Collard, Richard Moore, Ericka Hyam, Matt Greeley, David Brooks, Dan Brooks, Jose from Spain, Amanda, Donna Ardizzoni,hope I did not forget anyone.  Here are some pics.  It was lots of fun..  come and see it..


Did You Know? (Giles Chapel)

That the Rocky Neck Art Colony voted to undertake preliminary efforts toward purchasing the former Christian Science Church property on Rocky Neck?  At this time there is a fundraising effort underway to enable the RNAC to conduct a Feasibility Study for the Center, and to pay $1000/month beginning on 1/1/12 for the use of the property and toward the option to purchase the property by 1/1/13, or a mutually agreeable extension of time. 

A draft mission for the center has been developed as follows:
Owned and operated by the RNAC, a 501©(3) non-profit arts organization, the Center (actual name to be determined) will serve as a central gathering and activities space for the artists, residents, and merchants of the East Gloucester area.

The Center will be the organizational base of the RNAC, and serve its core mission as an arts organization.  In addition, the Center’s mission will be to enable positive community-building through both the arts and non-art-related uses.

The Center will be governed and managed in collaboration with members of the broader community of East Gloucester.

RNAC member, Mary Rhinelander, has generously created and donated 250 signed and numbered linoleum cut and letterpress cards depicting the building, with a brief history on the back.  Originally built in 1877 and then known as the Giles Chapel, it was built as a gathering place for the community and named for founding member, Lydia Giles Wonson.  This lovely card is available at the RNAC Winter Show, 130 Main Street, and can be yours for a donation of $5 toward this fundraising effort.

E.J. Lefavour

gimmesound on Main Street with winner Jessica Latham

On Main Street with the Queen of Gloucester Trivia and Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce CEO, Peter Webber.  Find out how Jessica got all her answers.  Watch to find out!

Tonight’s music lineup has something for everyone from the Symphony to dubstep to Gloucester faves Bandit Kings and Marina Evans to a DJ throwndown – Check it all out at

Pathways for Children

Purchase tickets at for the Pathways for Children Second Annual Snow Ball on 12/16 at Cruiseport.  The evening begins at 6:30PM with a reception honoring Stacy Randell and 20 years of Cape Ann Families.  At 7:00PM, a sparkling night follows with dancing, hearty hors d’oeuvres & a silent auction.  Proceeds will support all programs of Pathways for Children.  For more info contact or 978.281.2400 x 154.

GROUPON! David Calvo. What a Deal!


David Calvo Studio. What a Deal!

In a Nutshell

Seasoned wood carver imparts basic, bare-bones skills through one-day seminar of demonstrations & hands-on carving

Click the Photo below for the deal!

Maybe You’ll see me there.

Click here for the David Calvo Groupon deal.

Wreath-Making Workshop at Essex Shipbuilding Museum – Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Have you ever wanted to make your own wreath with your personal touches, but weren’t sure where to start?  Join us on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 between 4 pm and 7 pm at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum ’s Waterline Center as Susie Talbot, of Forget-Me-Not Garden Services, guides us through putting together and decorating a 20” wreath. Wreaths, different styles of ribbons, dried and live fruit, and an assortment of accent greens will be provided so the wreath you take home will reflect you. Should you have a unique item you wish to use on your wreath, please bring it. We would also appreciate it if you have your own clippers or scissors if you brought them along. Due to the nature of this workshop, space will be limited. Registration charges will be based on the number of wreaths you wish to make. The cost for each wreath is $35. You may register for the workshop by going to, or calling 978-768-7541 and leaving a message.

This Is Gloucester DVD Missing Two Chapters

I regret to tell you guys that somehow or other the master used for the “This is Gloucester DVD is missing two chapters- The Why I Love Gloucester Interviews and the Saturday Greasy Pole Chapter.

The DVD is still awesome but thought I should let people know about it.  If the reason you bought one was because out of the 21 Chapters those two were critical to your decision to purchase one I will issue you a refund before I ship them.

They look great and I’m thrilled with the results of how they play and Beth Swan’s cover arrangement, I just must have slipped one of the test DVD’s into the envelope when it went to the duplication company.  It still has the Friday Greasy Pole, the mutant lobsters, the Novenas, The Gloucester at Dawn Video with Dan King’s music to it, The Good Harbor Zen videos, Down in The Fish Hold of The Captain Domenic, and more.

Just thought I’d let y’all know before I ship them though in case that was why you bought one.

If you want to buy one from the second batch there are 21 DVDs left to sell which should be here by the end of the week and will probably sell out by tomorrow.


Here are some screen shots of the menu-