Chickity Check It!- Gloucester fishing boat washes up on Cohasset shores after storm Pics From Boston Harbor Beacon

Boston Harbor Beacon Writes-

Gloucester fishing boat washes up on Cohasset shores after storm

Posted on November 10, 2012 by admin

This week’s Nor’easter, packing wind gusts up to 50mph, swept a Gloucester fishing boat all the way across Massachusetts Bay. This morning, while driving down Jerusalem Road in Cohasset, I was surprised to see the boat was still there, so I took these pictures from the street (the vessel appears to be on private property, so I couldn’t get much closer). The location of this vessel is near the intersection of Jerusalem Road and Atlantic Ave. Evidently, the boat broke from its mooring in Gloucester’s Magnolia Harbor, which is just over 22 miles away!

Click photo below for full sized pics of The F/V David and Jenna from Boston Harbor Beacon

Get There Early- Sure To Be a Packed House At Maritime Gloucester November 14th


On Wednesday, November 14th at Maritime Gloucester, join sailors Ben Eriksen and Teresa Carey as they describe their unique quest, aboard a British Channel Cutter, to sail north in search of an iceberg. Sailing more than 1600 miles in cramped quarters, they endured sleepless nights, thick fog, rough weather and icy northern waters. What they didn’t anticipate was they would find a piece of the biggest iceberg in the last six decades. One Simple Question has been described as a thrilling adventure, an exploration of the life cycle of ice-bergs and their connection to climate change, and a meditation on the joy of a deliberate life. See a trailer of their adventure at The presentation will kick off at 7pm in the Gorton’s Seafoods Gallery at Maritime Gloucester, 23 Harbor Loop. Programs are free of charge so please arrive early as seating is limited. For further information, go to or like us on Facebook. This is the second presentation of Maritime Gloucester’s "Oceans of Discovery" series.

A Place at the Table

“A Place at the Table”, last night’s gala celebration at Gold Sponsor Cruiseport Gloucester to benefit Pathways children, was quite a well-attended and lively affair.  Senator Bruce Tarr, auctioneer extraordinaire, obviously knew the crowd and worked it well, keeping the bids flying across the room in an exciting bidding frenzy that by the end of the evening raised (best guess doing the math in my head) over $100,000 for Pathways for Children.  Gloucester High ROTC students, one of whom was also a Pathways kid, paraded the tables around the room so that bidders could see the pieces up close and from all angles.  Some of the highest bid winning pieces were Jan Charles’ “A Very Good Year”, Ken Knowles’ “On Gloucester Harbor”, Chris Williams’ “Private School”, and going for over $7,000, Jeff Weaver’s “Island Life”.

The bidding centered around parsons tables turned into beautiful art pieces by well-known Cape Ann artists Joan Bediz, John Caggiano, Jan Charles, Kathy Connolly, Charlie Crowley & Claire Sanford, Charlesanna Detra, Loren Doucette, Rose-Marie Glen, Pam Hawkes, Mary Hughes & Caro-Gray Bosca, Ken Knowles, T.M. Nicholas, Jr., Sigrid Olsen, Stephanie Terelak, Jeff Weaver and Chris Williams.  There were also uniquely painted and decorated boxes for a special silent auction, as well as a bold and colorful display of works by Pathways child artists.

Proceeds from the auction directly benefit the education programs of Pathways for Children, the leading provider of high quality early education and family support services on the North Shore.  Pathways’ programs, which serve over 600 infant to adolescent children, strengthen families and build healthier communities.  The mission of Pathways for Children is to serve the best interests of infant through adolescent children and their families – whether disadvantaged by circumstances or in search of opportunity – by delivering the empowering gift of quality educational, social development and support services that strengthen the family unit and the community.

To learn more about Pathways for Children, visit

E.J. Lefavour

Dinner and a Movie Tomorrow Night to Benefit The Open Door

Cape Ann Community Cinema Presents Greece’s #1 all time box office hit movie A Touch of Spice, with a light Greek dinner from Brothers Kouzina, on Sunday, the 11th (tomorrow) at 6:00. Tickets are 17. 50 and 15.00 for members. The evening’s ticket sales will be donated to The Open Door, Cape Ann’s food pantry. To purchase tickets for dinner and movie.

Save the date ~

Good music pretty much all day and night for the next two days

It’s a beautiful day to be at Camp Spindrift for their Fall Into Winter Festival and music is still going on — if you hurry, you can catch John Jerome at 2pm (see schedule).

After that you can catch 3 more live shows today and dance into the wee hours.

Get up for brunch tomorrow at Alchemy with Flynn Cohen & Friends.  Then catch the Cape Ann Big Band benefit at Gloucester House — a great way to celebrate Veterans Day — and still have time for two more shows before the night is over!  WOW!

See the complete local live music schedule here.

Father Green- Living the Dream!

A month ago gets the kick-ass Sony A65 awesome camera-

Happy Halloween!

Posted on October 31, 2012 by Fr Matthew Green

Another gargoyle shot from Notre Dame in Paris. Possibly my best photo from all this vacation.  Shot at max telephoto without a tripod, thanks to the great low-light capabilities of my new Sony a65 camera!  The only retouching I did was to crop the photo, slightly adjust the contrast on the moon’s face, and remove some color fringing. And add the discreet copyright notice on the top ledge.

Fr. Matthew Green

Last week spends the week In Paris France-

Memories of Paris

Posted on November 4, 2012 by Fr Matthew Green

More scrumptiousness from my recent vacation in Paris… the Eiffel Tower at night.

No tripod, zero retouching. Have I mentioned how much I love this camera?

Fr. Matthew Green

Today Loading up on Chocolate and Cheese at The Cave-

November 10, 2012


Uhmmmm, that whole priest thing, totally underrated apparently.

So I guess this begs the question- Would you give up sex to become a priest and travel the world with awesome cameras eating chocolate and drinking wine?

Ohana and Ryan and Wood Dinner November 15th


Here is a reminder to join us on Thursday, November 15th for a dinner with our friends from Ryan & Wood’s own distillery, makers of Knockabout Gin, Beauport Vodka, Folly Cove Rum and Rye Whiskey.

We will have a talk by Bob Ryan on how he makes his products and then a three course dinner prepared by Chef Enx paired with cocktails featuring Ryan & Wood’s Rye Whiskey.

The event starts at 7:00.

Reservations requested.   Here is the menu to whet your appetite.




1st Course

Lemongrass Beef Satay

Wonton pepper salad, mango salsa vinaigrette & nampla thai curry


Rock Shrimp Tempura

Szechuan daikon sauce, papaya kim chee & miso sriracha aioli

2nd  Course

Mongolian Baby Back Grilled Pork Ribs

Lemon evoo mash potato, corn bread stuffing & papaya kim chee puree


Jamaikin Jerk Spiced Roasted Salmon

Cream crab crouquet, sweet pepper relish & lime beurre blanc

3rd Course

Chocolate Candied Pecan Apple Shortcake

Salted caramel ice cream & calvados strawberry coulis


Cranberry Leather “Sushi” Dessert

Marsmallow rice crispies, pumpkin mascarpone semi freddo & pumpkin spice crème anglaise


Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Bakhi Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Bakhi (Rumi) (1207-1273)


Born in Persia, present day Iran, Rumi, as he is called in the West, is more often referred to in the Islamic world as Mawlana, or the Master. Beginning his adult life as a teacher and jurist, as his father had been, Rumi traveled to Damascus where he met and began studying under the dervish Shams-e Tabrizi. Turning his life toward philosophical pursuits, he became the poet, musician and mystic that he is remembered as today. He believed that love is the earthly manifestation of the Divine and that music, poetry and dance can be the means to draw closer to it. Although his spiritual explorations are based in the Sufi Moslem mystical tradition, they have been adopted into many other languages and religious teachings for their universal appeal to those seeking inner peace and harmonious living. From his book of collected poems Masnawi:

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.

Greg Bover

World Origami Days: Origami is not just for kids!

For my second-to-last origami post during World Origami Days, I am going to address a popular misconception (and at the end put in another plug for a Christmas origami class here in Gloucester).

Often when I mention that I do and teach origami, people say something like, “Oh, that must be great for working with kids!”  While it is certainly true that children often like origami, and that many origami books and kits are aimed at children, it is a mistake to reduce origami to a children’s activity.  That would be sort of like saying that drawing or painting is for kids because there are a lot of crayons, magic markers, and watercolor kits are marketed to children.

One’s enjoyment and ability at origami have little to do with age.  For example, at the annual origami convention in New York City, participants range in age from small children to senior citizens.  There are active origami clubs at prestigious universities – some of the most impressive origami I’ve ever seen has come out of the MIT’s origami club, OrigaMIT.  Check out OrigaMIT member Brian Chan’s “Attack of the Kraken” (the photo is from his website):


Over the past couple of decades, origami designers have brought complex math skills to bear upon the difficulties of creating complex models, with stunning results.  Some of the greatest origami masters are trained mathematicians and scientists. One of the most well-known is Robert Lang (PhD in applied physics from Caltech). Here is one of his models:

Again, that’s one square sheet of uncut paper. Lang has written an in-depth work on designing origami models using mathematical methods.

It’s not just the case that origami benefits from math and science; the same goes the other way around.  Origami ideas and principles have been used in fields as diverse as biology (“protein origami”) and space technology (foldable satellite solar panels, etc.).

Origami really can be a refined art.  Take the works of the recently deceased French sculptor Eric Joisel:

Or this Asian water buffalo, folded by Eric Madrigal and designed by Nguyen Hung Quong:

Or this alligator by Michael Lafosse, who, with his partner Richard Alexander, has his Origamido studio in Haverhill, MA:

Michael Lafosse has come to Cape Ann a few times to give classes.

These are examples of some truly outstanding origami artists who are using special materials. They are not alone: there are many more than I have mentioned here.  However, most people are happy with much simpler work.  My point is that, the next time you see an origami class offered, don’t just think, “that would be fun for my (grand)children.”  Anyone who enjoys artistic activity, and maybe math, logic, etc., can find joy in the creativity and the challenges of origami.

That said, please leave a comment or contact me in some other way if you would be interested in the Christmas origami class that I mentioned in an earlier post. I’d like to get a feeling for what whether or not there would be enough participants to make it worthwhile. I would probably offer the class on the afternoon of Sunday, Dec. 2, or thereabouts.

Tomorrow, my last “World Origami Days” post: Origami on Cape Ann.

Fr. Matthew Green

Community Stuff 11/10/12

Screen Shot 2012-11-04 at 3.43.51 PM

For more:

Hi Joey and crew!

Just Love GMG!

Please post the following announcement. Many folks here on Cape Ann have lost someone to suicide. It is a most devastating loss.  There is a place and time to come together to be in the company of others who know this kind of pain. Please see info below.

Thanks for all the good you do to promote communication and strong community!

Best, Anita Pandolfe Ruchman


If you have lost someone to suicide, you are not alone. There are millions of survivors who, like you, are trying to cope with this heartbreaking loss. More than 38,000 people take their lives every year in the Unites States, each leaving behind friends and loved ones who struggle with loss, grief and all of those questions that begin "Why…?"

On Saturday, November 17th, hundreds of simultaneous conferences for survivors of suicide loss will take place throughout the country and around the world. This unique network of healing conferences helps survivors connect with others who have survived the tragedy of suicide loss, and express and understand the powerful emotions they experience.

Please invite others who are on this journey to join us on November 17th.


SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2012 12:30 – 3:30

BankGloucester 160 Main St.  Gloucester, Ma. 01966

$10 suggested donation

contact: Anita Pandolfe Ruchman NP

Survivor/ Holistic Nurse-Psychotherapist —-

978 546 6599

5th Annual Lights of Love
Thursday, November 29, 2012, 5:30-6:30 p.m
.Addison Gilbert Hospital, 298 Washington Street, Gloucester


Enter for your chance to win this original, framed oil painting, New England Springtime, by acclaimed Cape Ann artist     Ken Knowles.  100% of your raffle ticket purchase directly benefits cancer care services for Cape Ann patients, supporting world-class cancer care close to home for those who need it most.

Lights of Love is an annual celebration of life and hope.  The highlight of our season-long benefit is the festive Tree Lighting Ceremony which commemorates all who have been touched by cancer.  Launched in 2008 by Cape Ann residents Sue Kyle and Shawn Wilson in gratitude for the care Sue continues to receive at AGH, Lights of Love has raised more than $50,000 to ensure access to top-notch cancer care for Cape Ann families and the 2,000 patients served each year at the Gorton’s Specialty and Cancer Care Center.

Save the Date and bring your family for the 5th Annual Lights of Love Benefit and Tree Lighting on November 29 Featuring Lights of Love Annual Tree Lighting * Art Raffle Drawing * Cape Ann Raffle Prizes * Caroling with the Gloucester High School Chorus * Tribute and Holiday Treats.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Tickets available in Administration and Community Relations at Addison Gilbert Hospital (inside Washington Street entrance).

Please contact Rebecca via email or by phone 978.236.1624 for further information.

Rockport Art Association Announces Fourth Annual

“Masterpieces in Miniature” Holiday Exhibition and Sale

The Rockport Art Association (RAA) announces its fourth annual “Masterpieces in Miniature” exhibition and sale, set to open on Friday evening, November 16, 2012. More than 75 of the RAA’s award-winning member artists will display a quartet of small works, which are all framed and sold individually. Based on the past success of this event, the RAA knows that these smaller pieces, which range in price from $250 to $1,000, allow more people to be able to purchase original works by our member artists for their own collections — or as gifts — and support the RAA in this important end-of-year fundraising event.

The exhibition will open with a reception on Friday, November 16th from 6pm to 8pm and will feature music, drinks and hors d’oeuvres. The opening reception will be the first opportunity to view and purchase these paintings – there will be absolutely no ‘early bird’ sales. Last year, buyers were lined up at the door, and flooded the galleries, intent on purchasing their favorite works.

As in past years, the exhibition will feature 6” by 8” works in many mediums, including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings and sculpture. All are beautifully framed and ready to hang. Photographs of each piece will also be displayed on the RAA’s website,, soon after the opening so that art collectors outside the area will be able to view and purchase these small gems. New paintings will be hung to replenish the walls during the duration of the show, so the RAA encourages art collectors to revisit the exhibition more than once.

Another highlight of opening night is that the “Have You Seen the Mosher at the RAA” raffle winner will be drawn. The winner will receive a beautiful 26” x 32” original oil generously donated by one of the RAA’s most well-known and award-winning artists, Donald Allen Mosher. Raffle tickets are still available.

The RAA is the nation’s oldest continually operating art association and serves a region steeped in a rich and meaningful arts tradition. As a non-profit organization, it raises operating funds for its exhibitions and educational programs, which are all open to the public, from donations and fundraising events. Artists will be donating from 40% to 100% of the proceeds from sales of these “Masterpieces in Miniature” to the RAA. This is the RAA’s final exhibition of 2012, and the organization is relying on sales to help it meet its end-of-year operating expenses.

The RAA is located on Main Street in historic Rockport, Massachusetts, and is open to the public. Fall hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 4pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm, and Sundays from noon until 5pm. “Masterpieces in Miniature” will be on display from November 16 to December 31, 2012.


Come by BankGloucester on Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 11am to 1pm for a public reception for artist Rod Peterson. The reception is a great opportunity to meet Rod and speak with him regarding his work. Light refreshments will be served.  A collection of his paintings are on display at the bank through January 11, 2013.

Rod Peterson, a native and resident of Malden, MA, started painting in the early 1970’s and studied painting with North Shore artist Eva Cincotta, South Shore artist Ros Farbush and the late artist/author David Millard. He has been involved with the Malden Sketch Group since its start back in 1996. Rod is an Artist Member of the North Shore Arts Association and he is currently represented by The Back Bay Framery at 227 Newbury St. in Boston.

The bank is located at 160 Main Street in Gloucester.


Rose Baker Happenings

Note: Rose Baker Senior Center is closed November 12th, Veteran’s Day.
Stockings for the homeless
The Social Day Care program at Rose Baker Senior Center has started their annual collection of personal care items for men and women living in shelters. The items are placed in stockings and delivered to ACTION Shelter and Grace Center at Christmas time. This is a wonderful use for those soaps and body products we all collect on our travels as well as the extra items we have around the house, such as small toothpastes, toothbrushes and dental floss. Please bring any items you would like to contribute to Rose Baker Center by December 14th.
Medicare Program
At 10am on Wednesday, November 14th, MassPro is presenting a program entitled “How the Medicare Program Protects You.” Among the topics that will be covered are:
·    Your rights under Medicare
·    Medicare and quality care
On Going
The memoir writing group meets the first and third Thursdays of every month. The next meeting is November 16th. The groups is putting their memories into words, creating wonderful personal and family histories. The group meets from 10 to noon and is always looking for new members.