OH OHH! I Guess I Wouldn’t Be Welcomed in Essex.


Add another place I won’t be invited to.

Essex, No Art Rock For You!

November  2, 2013

Essex Police/Fire: Rock poachers draw police response

Essex Police/Fire:

By James Niedzinski Staff Writer   The Gloucester Daily Times       Sat Nov 02, 2013, 12:00 AM EDT

ESSEX —  Police addressed three people in a white truck who were apparently trying to remove rocks from Clammers Beach with long poles Thursday at 9:11 a.m.

Police told the men to put the rocks back. There were mo charges filed.

Police responded to a reported sound of a gunshot at 10:32 p.m., in the area of County Road, but officers were unable to find anyone when they arrived.

James Niedzinski can be reached at 978-283-7000, x 3455 or at jniedzinski@gloucestertimes.com.

Esther (neé Weaver) Hicks Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

November 1, 2013

“Worrying is using your imagination to create something that you don’t want.”

Esther (neĂ© Weaver) Hicks (1948-    )


A Utah native, Hicks is a motivational speaker and the author, with her husband Jerry, now deceased, of nine books including the Law of Attraction series, which she says was inspired by a group of “non-physical entities called Abraham.” Hicks maintains that her connection to Abraham has taught her that the purpose of life is to seek joy, and that individuals are the extension of their thoughts. Many of the concepts Hicks expounds were first written about by William Walker Atkinson in the early twentieth century. Hicks has disavowed The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, a movie about her teachings and Abraham, because of her disagreements with Byrne over marketing and contractual issues. Her publishing house includes books, DVD’s, a speaker series, cruises, a YouTube channel, and phone apps.

Len Robertson Oarmaster 2013 & 2011 (pictured with Erik Dombrowski of the IDRC)


On September 29th, the International Dory Racing Committee held its annual Oarmaster Cup race off the Dock at Maritime Gloucester.  The course was set to begin at the Maritime’s dock and proceed out around Ten Pound Island , then back to the start line.  Eight participants enjoyed excellent late September weather and navigated their 800+ pound dories single handedly through the course (see times below).  The winner for a second straight year (2012 was cancelled due to inclement weather) was Len Robertson with a time of 21 minutes and 30 seconds on the 1.75 mile course and proving once again that he is the best single dory rower in the US. And, not to diminish Len’s rowing prowess, we also had a couple very impressive competitors who competed in the Oarmaster as their first dory race.  Gus Cambell (our youngest participant ever) and Bob Ritchie (just started rowing in the “learn to row” program last May) both took to the sea this day, navigated the course well and finished strong.  Gus and Bob, as well as the rest of the competitors deserve much praise for putting their pride and body on the line in this very challenging race!!

  Making the day a little more special for all involved, a memorial service followed the race to honor a fallen member Mike Regan.  Mike’s family and friends attended the races, donated some food and drinks for the festivities and honored Mike’s life and passion for dory rowing.  All who attended enjoyed a special day on the Gloucester waterfront.

Special Thanks to all who helped organize, set up, breakdown, get the boats to the course and back, start and time the races…including but not limited to: Maritime Gloucester, Joe Novello & Tim Oakes, Damon Cummings, Hilary Frye, Jimmy T, Geno & Fran Mondello, Leo & Susan LaRosa, Lillian LaRosa, Janelle & Bailey Dombrowski, and many more!


1. Len Robertson             21:30:07

2. Jimmy Tarantino       22:37:44

3. Dave Buchanan           22:40:44

4. Erik Dombrowski        22:49:09

5. Jack Alexander           25:30:12

6. Peter Parsons               27:43:05

7. Gus Cambell                 30:55:10

8. Bob Ritchie                   30:56:19

Seaside Goldenrod in Autumn

Seaside Goldenrod in the Wind Good Ha ©Kim Smith 2013rbor Beach GloucesterSeaside Goldenrod in the October Wind and Mist ~ Good Harbor Beach 

Monarch Butterflies mating seaside goldenrodMonarch Butterflies Mating ~ Seaside Goldenrod in September

See Previous GMG posts featuring Seaside Goldenrod ~

How to Tell the Difference Between a Male and Female Monarch Butterfly

Where Are All the Monarchs?

Barns and Boathouses of Conomo Point, Essex

Somehow, lost in the beauty of Essex’s Conomo Point with  views of open water, far away dunes and the Essex River, the boathouses and barns can slip into the background.

Must Have Kitchen Gadget…Sista Felicia Aproved

One of my Favorite Kitchen Gadget’s will be on sale at  Girls Night Out Shopping Extravaganza! Friday November 15  7:00 pm. at Cruiseport Gloucester! The Pampered Chef Garlic Slicer is the perfect gift for all the chefs in your life, and the perfect addition to any kitchen! I use my slicer all the time to make garlic infused oil and garlic chips! Love,  Love,  Love this gadget …it can be used to slice so much more then just garlic…
garlic slicer photo

papmered chef slicer

The Pampered Chef Garlic Slicer

Garlic Slicer $15.00  Item #1113 in their catalog

Effortlessly slice fresh garlic! The unique slicer features two stainless blades and wells that hold up to two cloves each. Just drop in peeled cloves and twist. 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″. Dishwasher-safe. Also sold as a set with the Garlic Peeler. Save $1.50 when purchased as a set!

Once again Sheree Zizik has graciously extended a helping hand to support  another  local group.  Realtor; mother of Two, wife of Jimmy LoGrasso, Gloucester’s newest auto repair business owner,  GMG”s Female Red Carpet Tri-host, and Gloucester’s famed Housewives Leader, Lillian LoGrasso  has recently added another feather to her cap! Lillian has taken it upon herself to piece together a fundraiser for her daughters GHS Photo Class. She has set out to raising enough monies to support students with the dreams of going to Italy with Mr. and Mrs. Underwood in April, with the financial means to make it a reality.  Mark your calanders save the date, and call your girlfriends. Who doesn’t like a night out with their BFF’s shopping, sipping wine and getting a few gifts checked off their Christmas list during this time of the year! I too will be their as a shopper and vendor, selling my cookbook Gifts of Gold In A Sicilian Kitchen with Sista Felicia Harvest
 Lillian writes…
“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Saint Augustine
Hi Guys! It’s Lillian LoGrasso!! I am hosting this Amazing Shopping Event to help raise money towards a spectacular trip that is being offered to the GHS Students through Mr & Mrs. Underwood!  It’s a trip to Italy which includes visits to Venice, Florence & Rome!!! What an opportunity for these kids!!! Some kids really want to go but financially it’s just not possible… So I created this event to help raise money for …Alessia LoGrasso (my daughter) and all the kids that want to go!!!
Here are just a few of the details but I’m working on more vendors so stay tuned:
Cruiseport Gloucester (Thanks to Sheree Zizik that made this possible!) Doors open at 7pm There will be Cash Bar (Yes girls, have a glass of wine while checking out the goods 🙂 Vendors that are already confirmed:
Katy Grow Shem from Silpada Designs… Most gorgeous .925 Sterling Silver Jewelry…. My fav!!!
Kellie Frank from Kellie’s Pampered Chef! Let the Martha Stewart in you go nuts! hahah
Bethany Osborne from 31 Bags… The hottest new thing right now in bags!!! Get a customized one for you and a xmas present for someone else!!!
Elja N Bagaco from Life Celebrations will be there to tell you about her great event planning business and will be frying up fresh fried dough for you to purchase!! YUM!!!!
Denise Quintiliani from Origami Owl Living Lockets will be there with her beautiful unique jewelry!


Trident Gallery

Trident Gallery
Panel Discussion with Three Artists in Dialogue with the Past
Saturday, November 2d, 5pm

Gallery Director Matthew Swift will introduce the exhibition and moderate a conversation among its three artists, Gabrielle Barzaghi, Nadine Boughton, and Susan Erony.

To be followed by questions and discussion with the audience and light refreshments.

Trident Gallery
189 Main Street, Gloucester

+1 (978) 491-7785
Gallery Hours (Autumn 2013)
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday: 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-7pm
Monday, Tuesday, and any time by appointment