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Pedal To End Cancer March 3, 2013 At The MAC


On March 3, 2013, we will be joining over 85 clubs across New England hosting the American Cancer Society’s 9th annual Pedal to End Cancer event. In the last eight years, Pedal to End Cancer has raised over $2.2 million to benefit the American Cancer Society’s programs of cancer research, education, advocacy and patient services.

I hope that you will support our effort with a donation – making a financial contribution, or an in-kind donation of a product or service that we can either use in our raffle, award to one of our top fundraisers, or simply distribute to all of our participants.

Approximately 60 people are registered to participate at our club location. Every participant has his/her own reason for joining us as we pedal towards a world with more birthdays. Some have watched a love one battle the disease, while others have struggled with it themselves. Whatever their reason for participating, each is working to raise funds for a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

We want to show our support to those who work tirelessly to raise the funds that are vital to a mission that is important to all of us. The American Cancer Society is fighting to save more birthdays but they can’t do it alone. I do hope you’ll consider sponsoring our event and helping us in the fight against cancer!


Lindsay Mzaouakk

Group Fitness Director and Volunteer Club Manager, American Cancer Society Pedal to End Cancer

Manchester Athletic Club

(978) 526-8900 Ext. 358

(978) 525-6140 Fax


Snow Removal, Gloucester, 1916

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Washington Street, Gloucester, March 17th, 1916
Over the years, I’ve learned when to wait for the City to plow and clear the sidewalks, and when to pick up the shovel myself. There are 3 tools I keep in my Jeep: Windshield brush/scraper, plastic snow shovel, and a very heavy ice chopper/hoe. I also carry a bucket of sand/salt mixture, which one can get free from the Gloucester DPW yard on Poplar Street. Honestly, I don’t think all neighborhoods in Gloucester are cleared of snow yet, like Main Street. Cleanup priorities are major roads for emergency vehicles and traffic first, then less important ones for commerce, and then everything else. We have 160 miles of roads, and two feet of snow creates a lot of snow removal. Let’s look at this photo and count our Blessings!
Fredrik D. Bodin
Bodin Historic Photo
82 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine's Day ©Kim Smith 2013

Fujifilm multiple exposure created from the Big Rose Heart window display at Common Crow. I wonder who made all the beautiful paper roses?


Happy Valentine's day rose heart ©Kim Smith 2013

Common Crow 


Fly Amero & Bob Kramer @ Cafe Shalom Saturday, March 2

Temple Ahavat Achim (86 Middle St. in Gloucester, MA) continues to bring back its popular coffeehouse to sell out audiences, Café Shalom, on Saturday, March 2nd, from 7:00 to 10:00 PM, with an evening of contemporary acoustic music.

Café Shalom will serve hot beverages and snacks. All are welcome; there is no dress or age requirement and families are welcome.  Refreshments will be available. Admission is $10 at the door, doors open at 6:30 PM.


The featured performer will be recording artist Fly Amero. Left-handed, upside-down guitarist/singer/journeyman Dennis “Fly” Amero finds his musical roots deep within the vast genres of the ’60’s pop revolution.  Fly moved to New York City, joining in on musical projects with members of the pop/rock bands, Foreigner and Meatloaf. In the early 1980’s, Fly struck upon the start of what would become a lifelong friendship with the classic pop singer, Larry Hoppen of “Orleans”. He joined, toured and recorded with the famed group for the better part of 3 years before returning Gloucester to focus on his own writing.  His remarkable versatility led to the writing and co-producing of Atlantic’s holiday comedy album classic, Twisted Christmas, which quickly became certified gold in 1995.  Fly is currently touring as a member of “Orleans” and fronts the thrilling rock/blues act known as “The Big Strum”.

The opening performer will be Bob Kramer with Al Foucault on bass.
The duo plays a blend of acoustic rock/blues/jazz creating ‘rootsy, rockin’ & blue’ sound that echoes from the Delta to the urban landscape with its unique arrangement of cover songs and original songs.  Bob and Al have opened for The Pete Best Band (original Beatles drummer), recording blues artists Paul Rishell and Annie Raines and host the open mic at the Grog in Newburyport.  Bob has produced two CDs, a solo CD, Honorable mention in the Billboard Songwriting Contest and has performed at the Terra Blues Club in the Village in New York City.

Garage Sale this Saturday February 16, 2013

This Saturday, Feb. 16 at 9am-3pm (Sorry no earlybirds) I’ll be having a huge indoor garage sale.

17 Kondelin Rd. #7 Gloucester, MA (In the Cape Ann Industrial Park off of Magnolia Ave. Map at bottom of page)

The sale will feature thousands of fresh items that are ready to sell. I’ve been buying all winter for these sales and my auctions. This sale will feature thousands of items including  antiques, collectibles, jewelry, stamps, books, glassware, china, pottery and who knows what else!

As always, nothing is marked in advance, and I try to make sure all the people that attend go home with great buys which they can re-sell at a profit if they’re dealers.

Stop by you’ll see why our sales at  17 Kondelin Rd. Site #7 are the best garage sales around!


This is what the place looks like at 11:30 am Thurs. morning! Prepare to dig in boxes, I don’t think I’ll have the time to make it resemble a Macy’s display by Saturday morning!

Home needed for Mr. Z

Cheryl writes in…

“I made a fabulous connection for Bella…a better home than I could provide…still looking for a home for Z…if possible could you repost his bio…I would love to think they could be in the same area and maybe be able to run together once in a while…

Again Thank You for your help,
Love and Light,

mr. z, adopt, dog

Let’s find Mr. Z a new home! I’m sure he would love to be someone’s valentine.

Happy Valentine’s Day!



UPDATE: Mr. Z found a good home and he’s near his old friend, Bella!

“The homes are so perfect for each dog and get this…they are going to be just about across the street from each other…REALLY how sweet is that. They can still have a romp on the beach and a visit now and then.

Bella is going to a gentleman that is retired and will give her all the love and attention she needs. And honors her age.

Z has gone to a home with a young black lab and a gentleman that lives for his dogs….and the funny thing….Z seemed to be the calmest of the 3…I never thought I’d see the day…lol He is the good ole boy of the house.”

Community Stuff 2/14/13


Book Drive at Addison Gilbert Hospital a Success!

Hundreds of gently used books were donated by staff, employees and volunteers at Addison Gilbert Hospital and friends in the community. Here (L) Sefatia Romeo Theken, Community Health Liaison and Deb Sacco, Administrative Assistant

help sort books that will be donated to Pathways for Children, Action, Inc. and The Food Pantry.

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The Educational Foundation for Rockport is holding its 16th Annual Golf Tournament on Wednesday, September 26th, 2012, at the Rockport Golf Club. Registration and lunch begin at noon; followed by a shotgun start at 12:30 pm. Dinner and awards will follow the tournament.

Entry fee is $100 per golfer. Registration deadline is September 21st. Checks should be made payable to the Educational Foundation for Rockport and mailed to Bob Krause, 23 Whistlestop Mall, Rockport, MA 01966. If you need additional information contact Bob Krause at 546-5135.

The Educational Foundation for Rockport is a nonprofit corporation created in 1993 to raise funds from private sources to support and enhance educational programs for students in the Rockport public schools. Initiatives for the 2012-2013 school year include Pre-K-Grade 12 Interactive Classroom Project,  Virtual High School online classes, Electrathon America Energy Car program, Cape Ann Kestrel Elementary Science program, Middle School Literacy Initiative, Artist-in-Residence Dance program, Tell About the Time writing and drama program, High School DECA, and a school-wide Poet-in-Residence program. These programs are entirely funded by donations.

Information on the work of the Foundation, and on the Golf Tournament, is available on the foundation website at or call 978-546-1200.

Thank you, Bob and Terri Krause

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Open Chef’s Table – Sunday. Feb. 17

(The last table, with 8 open seats, sold out within 24 hours)!

Dear Joey,

Please join us for Beach Gourmet’s

first Open Chef’s Table

(You can sign up for one place or all 12)


Soup: Butternut Squash with Caramelized apples and onions

Wine: Kreydenweiss Lerchenberg Pinot Gris, Les Alouettes (Alsace, France)

Salad: heirloom Beets, blood orange, blue cheese, and pistachio with sherry Vinaigrette

Wine: Panizzi Vernaccia 

di San Gimignano (Tuscany, Italy)

Entree: Individual Beef Wellington with roasted fingerling potato and Haricot Vert

Wine: Whitehall Lane Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa, California)

Apple Turnovers with Homemade caramel and Sauternes Ice Cream

Wine: Chateau Haut Peyraguey Sauterne

Introducing the Open Community Chef’s Table

Here is how it works. There are twelve seats available at the table.  You can reserve as many seats as you like. 

Take one or take all twelve seats and invite your friends to join you. Your personal dining experience begins at 5:30 p.m. when you arrive in Savour Wine and Cheese for complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting.

Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. when you join your dining companions (whomever has bought the other 11 seats) for a four-course meal, each course paired with wines chosen by our in-house expert Kathleen Erickson. 

Call today to reserve your seat.  You can use a credit card to reserve your place and we will  not charge it until the day of the event.  If you choose to pay by check, make it out to Beach Gourmet. 

Checks will be held until the evening of the event.  (As this is such a small gathering, we must charge for no-shows, or cancellations within the 24 hours prior to the event.  Just call and let us know).

Price per seat is $75.00 (MA Meals Tax and gratuity not included)


Chef Matt Beach and 

Kathleen Erickson

(Co-owner of Savour Wine and Cheese)

Beach Gourmet – 978 282-1414

Savour – 978 282-1455

The Gloucester Area Astronomy Club meeting program for Friday, March 8th  will be “An Introduction to Amateur Astronomy”!

If you have an unused telescope in your closet, or would like to get started in the hobby, this night is for you! We’ll feature presentations on the rewards of the hobby, what the different types of telescopes are, how they work, how to buy one, how much to spend, what to look at, you name it. Everything you need to know to get started, or to up your game. 

The public is warmly invited; there are never any dues or fees, and presentations are geared toward the general public. See you there!

We meet at 8:00 on the second Friday of the month at the Lanesville Community Center. See our website, or facebook page for more info.

Community Stuff 2/14/13

Celebrate Purim with the Temple Ahavat Achim on Saturday, February 23rd at 6 pm! All are welcome! Free admission. Costumes suggested! :-


Carol McKenna submits-

I have new photography on giclee canvas ~ exciting! Hope you make reception March 3rd or come when you can Thurs ~ Sunday 12-4 until March 18th ~ thanks, Carol ~ ps. will probably send another email out closer to the date. Pic is not my work