Coast Guard Update: U.S. Coast Guard crew search for missing girl near Rockport, Mass

U.S. Coast Guard crew search for missing girl near Rockport, Mass.

BOSTON —U.S. Coast Guard rescue crews are searching for a missing three year-old girl near Rockport, Mass.,Thursday.

Coast Guard crews are working with local authorities to locate the missing girl.

Coast Guard Sector Boston watchstanders received notification that the girl went missing near Long Beach at 12:50 p.m.

A Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Station Gloucester,a 49-foot rescue boat crew from Aids to Navigation Team Boston,and a MH-60 Rescue helicopter,from Air Station Cape Cod,are searching the area.

Local authorities including Rockport Police Department boat and helicopter crews along along with the harbormaster are also searching the area. A shoreline search is being conducted.

The Coast Guard Cutter Flying Fish, an 87-foot patrol boat, is en-route to the scene.

“The Coast Guard is working closely with state and local authorities to maximize search efforts,” said Lt. Jordan Boghosian, the command duty officer for the 1st District Command Center. “We hoping for the best possible outcome.”

Anyone with information regarding the missing girl is asked to call local authorities or the Coast Guard command center at (617) 223-5757

Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Evening Business Mixer At Second Glance Photos

Video with Julie LaFontaine Tomorrow

If you haven’t been to Second Glance you will be just as astounded as I was with the cheap cheap cheap stuff there and the money spent all goes toward feeding the hungry. 

Like if you have a rental apartment to furnish this would be my first stop, no brainer.

Gloucester At Dawn- Rose’s Marine 4:55AM 4/16/12

When I took this photo I figured the boat in the background would be the focal point but then when I was looking at it in my photo editor the grain in the wood decking in the foreground really stood out to me.

Click on it for the full sized version and tell me what you see.


One of rock’s great drummers died today

Levon Helm, drummer and singer for The Band died today in NYC (see NYTimes story here).  You can count on one hand great drummers who are also great singers.  These two videos give you an idea of why he’s one of our favorites.  Nothing more to say.  Just watch.

The View From My Studio- Marty Morgan

As part of our “Share your Work View” series Potter Marty Morgan submits this view-


Check out Marty’s work here

Hi Joey,

This view is constantly changing. The buffleheads are still here at high tide, but I’m sure they’ll be leaving soon. When the tide is out we get egrets feeding in the little trickle of water left. Last night I was finishing glazing  some bowls when the sky turned these amazing colors – wish I could create them on my pots!


Photos of the Search for the missing 3year old

Photos of the Search for the missing 3year old. 

Shot from Good Harbor Beach.

Photo of the young girl here at the Gloucester Daily Times Website

If anyone has seen this child please contact the local authorities.

Saturday Night: Vintage Goods for Home Interiors in Rockport

The Roving Home’s pop up shop opens at the Tusinski Gallery on Saturday night. Karen Tusinski, owner and artist at the Tusinski Gallery is hosting The Roving Home in conjunction with Earth Day with the theme Home (re)Cycled. The show at the Tusinski Gallery will include handmade pieces, lighting and more — all using vintage items. Decorating using vintage goods is a perfect way to increase environmental awareness — and where better to honor this idea than Rockport, the home of the best swap shop on the East Coast? 🙂

Hope you can come on Saturday, April 21st from 6 to 8pm. The pop up shop & show run through May 13th. The Tusinski Gallery is located at 2 Main Street in Rockport. Call 978-546-2244 or 978-501-3593 for more information or e-mail Sarah Kelly at

Zooey in Action!

Here is Zooey (Mary Lou Maraganis’s foster dog) telling everyone to get back to work!  Zooey is managing the foundation pour of the Gloucester Dog Park pergola. The Pergola will be at the main entrance to the new dog park at Stage Fort Park.

Zooey is happy that the Dog Park construction is coming along and is planning on visiting the Dog Park often with her new family. Happy News– Zooey will be adopted on Saturday!


Flowering Dogwood

Is there a tree more lovely in flower than the North American native dogwood?

Whether flowering with the classic white bracts, the stunning rubra bracts, or the less often seen pale, creamy rose-tinted bracts, our native dogwood (Cornus florida) never ceases to give pause for beauty given.


At this time of year when traveling along southern New England roadways we are graced by the beauty of the dogwood dotting sunny roadside borders where meets the woodland edge. The bracts and flowers emerge before the leaves, serving only to heighten their loveliness. The fresh beauty of the bract-clad boughs is offset by the impressionistic symphony of tree foliage unfurling, shimmering in hues of apple green, chartruese, moss, and lime peel.

*Bract – A bract is a leaf-like structure surrounding a flower or inflorescence. The colorful bracts of poinsettias, the hot pink bracts of bougainvillea, and the bracts of dogwoods are often mistaken for flower petals.

The open florets (pea-green colored) and unopened buds are surrounded by the rose red-shaded bracts.

Read about how to help prevent an attack by the lethal dogwood anthracnose. Continue reading “Flowering Dogwood”

Orville Giddings ~ Poor Boy @ Pig’s Eye

Peter shot this video on Patriot’s Day of gimmesound Artist of the week, Orville Giddings singing one of his most popular songs, Poor Boy, at In a Pig’s Eye in Salem.  Notice how the crowd gets quieter as  Orville captivates them.  You can see Orville at the Rhumb Line tonight with Dave Sag’s Blues party at 9pm.

But before that, check out our good friend Brad Byrd at Giuseppe’s at 8pm.

And there’s plenty more to choose from.  See tonight’s complete music lineup here.

Dave Sag’s Blues Party tonight with Orville Giddings @ The Rhumb Line

Thursday – 9:00 to 12:00

Dave says,

It’s Ragnarock ‘n’ Roll time this week as we welcome back the happiest guy I know: Mr. Orville Giddings.  Guffawing glitarist, landscraper and talented songwriter/ singer, this guy always brightens up my day. His 1000 watt smile always makes me wish I was wearing welding goggles! It’s always an honor to have him play with us. Hope I can remember his songs!
He’ll be backed up by another fine giggler, Mr. Steve Chaggaris on the skins. He’s the Kojak of the kit. Who loves ya, baby? Always muttering and tee-heeing profusely. Of course, Mr. Greg T. with his flower pot hat and myself on base will be there, too, just in case. A fine night for anything remotely connected with the itmosphere! See you there!

Live Blogging: The Beaver Passing the Northern Avenue Bridge In Boston On Way To The Tea Party Museum Leon Poindexter Looks On Video from Kathy Chapman and photo Michael Avery

In honor of the anniversary of the start of the American Revolution on April 19th, the new Boston Tea Party Ships Museum welcomes the arrival of the historically accurate vessel the Brig Beaver.

She will be returning to the waters where the Boston Tea Party, "the single most important event leading up to the American Revolution" occurred on the night of December 16, 1773.

The Beaver made the voyage from Gloucester where it received complete renovations at the Gloucester Marine Railways.

Photograph © Michael Avery 2012


Something Interesting to do this Saturday. SKYWARN Spotter Class

The Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association is sponsoring a National Weather Service Skywarn Severe Weather Spotter Training course this Saturday April 21st at the Lanesville Community Center on 8 Vulcan Street in Gloucester.This course is open to the public,there is no sign up needed and it is free of charge.The doors will open at 9:30 AM,the course starts at 10:00 AM and will run until 1:00 PM.This course is perfect for anyone who loves the outdoors and those who are interested in severe weather phenomena.

Sincerely, Dean Burgess

Click on this Link to learn more about The Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association



“Although SKYWARN® spotters provide essential information for all types of weather hazards, the main responsibility of a SKYWARN® spotter is to identify and describe severe local storms. In the average year, 10,000 severe thunderstorms, 5,000 floods and more than 1,000 tornadoes occur across the United States. These events threatened lives and property.” Get more information about SKYWARN here:

The Rudder Opens Tonight!!!! Follow the Rudder’s Twitter Feed for a Chance To win $100

Hey Joey!  It’s opening day at The Rudder.  Wheels just told me he ran into you and that I should shoot you an e-mail.  We open at 5 today and are open Thursdays – Saturdays until Father’s Day Weekend when we go 7 days a week. 
Also, we’re running a contest.  Sign up to follow our Twitter feed… @THERUDDERRN and be automatically entered to win a $100 gift certificate. The contest ends this Saturday and the winner will be announced on our Twitter feed thereafter.
Thanks, Joey!  And come see us!
Tony Wright
FOH Manager

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