Community Photos 11/7/13

Tug Boat Gloucester Marine Railways photo from Anthony Marks


Back Shore 11-5-13 From Michelle Polito


Halloween photo – Addison Gilbert Hospital

Food and Nutrition Staff at Addison Gilbert Hospital were ready for staff and their visitors

on Halloween in costume.  Everyone who has eaten the delicious meals prepared

by staff know their professional and caring personalities are available everyday of the

year; not just on Halloween!

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Cheryl Christo, Veronica Ellyson, Jill Carpenter and Jack Lombardo

Ginni Spencer submits-

I took this photo on Saturday morning (November 2nd) on Lobster
Cove.  I believe it is a Great Blue Heron — it was huge!
    Ginni Spencer


Cape Ann Farmers Market Harvest Market



9 am to Noon

Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church


On Saturday, November 23rd, from 9 am to 12 p.m., the Cape Ann Farmers Market will host a Thanksgiving Harvest Market at the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church on 10 Church Street (on the corner of Middle and Church). Over 20 vendors, including Alprilla Farm, Trupiano Sausage, Herrick Farm, Seaview Farm Meats, & Craquelins Crackers, will be selling fresh produce, soups, baked goods, crafts, meats, cheese, herbs, smoked fish, pasta, and guacamole. All fresh, all local, in time for Thanksgiving dinner. 

An all-natural turkey, donated by Common Crow, will be raffled off to benefit the Farmers Market. 

The market is held in conjunction with other activities during the Middle Street Harvest Festival. Events, including concerts and a cupboard fair, will take place throughout the day at venues along Middle Street.

For more information go to, or call Nicole Bogin at 978-290-2717.

20-Minute Kitchen-to-Dinner Table Special

Honey Lemon Chcicken -3 ©Kim Smith 2013JPGMy sister and I were pregnant with our oldest children at the same time and we were both working full time; she, cooking at a restaurant in the San Francisco Bay area and I was designing clothing in Boston. She had a great idea for a cook book (that I imagine has been done many times by now!), where no dinner could take longer than twenty minutes to prepare and cook because most nights that is just abut all the time we had to get dinner on the table. We had lots of fun sharing recipes and every time I make my Honey Lemon Chicken, I think of her. My family loves this recipe throughout the year and when Felicia posted her fabulous Pasta with Chicken Broccoli and Creamy Cheese Sauce it occurred to me that every household must have a family favorite 20-minute special. What is your family’s tastiest and most favorite easy dinner, from kitchen to table (it can take a minute or two longer)? Send in your recipe and we will post here on GMG. No photos needed (but gladly accepted), just your family’s endorsement!

20-Minute Honey-Lemon Chicken 

1/3 C honey

1/3 C olive oil

ÂĽ C pitted black olives, oil-cured or the seasoned variety

1 or 2 lemons, washed, and cut into ÂĽ inch slices, halved

S & P to taste

Fresh or dried thyme, if you have on hand, not really necessary

1 lb chicken tenderloins

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Into a medium-sized bowl, slightly squeeze juice from the lemons and then toss the lemons into the bowl, along with the juice. Add the rest of the ingredients, except chicken, and stir until honey and oil are well incorporated. Add chicken and stir (about two minutes prep time). While stirring, heat 1-2 tbs. olive oil in a skillet. Toss all into the skillet. Cook over medium heat about 8-9 minutes on one side, stir the lemon, honey, and olive mixture in the pan and turn the chicken tenderloins; continue cooking another 8-9 minutes. I like to leave the chicken in the pan for an extra minute, until the honey caramelizes and turns deep brown however, the chicken will very quickly become over cooked if left in the pan too long. Kids and husband never tire of this dinner!

Honey Lemon Chcicken -2 ©Kim Smith 2013

Friday, Nov 8 Event Honors Veterans: You’re Invited

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Copyright Thi Linh Wernau, Greg – A Limitless Life Without Limbs, 2013

This is the last weekend to view You. Are. Beautiful., a selection of 30 photographs by Thi Linh Wernau.  The show is presented by The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck and runs through Veterans Day, November 11.

The work celebrates the human spirit and beauty in all people.  The artist especially honors veterans because she believes what they do is one of the ultimate tests of the human spirit.  On Friday, November 8 from 7 – 9 PM, you are invited to attend a special event at the gallery to honor veterans.  The event will include an artist talk, short film and Veterans Voices, where veterans and friends of veterans will share art and stories.  Speakers include two Gloucester residents and Korean War veterans, A. Austin Dorr and Bradley Smith, founder of the Patron’s Museum. Johnathan Lamirande of New Hampshire, will speak about his good friend and Marine, LCpl Michael Geary, who sacrificed his life in Afghanistan. Finally, a wounded warrior and amputee, Retired E-5 Sergeant U.S. Army, Andy Kingsley of Gardner, MA, will speak about his experience and never giving up.

The event is free and light refreshments will be served.  The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck is located at 6 Wonson Street in Gloucester. You. Are. Beautiful. runs through Veterans Day, November 11.  Gallery hours are 12 – 4 pm. Visit or for more information.


Manchester Essex Field Hockey wins Semi Final!

Playing on a neutral field at Reading High School, the Manchester Essex Hornets took on the Ipswich Tigers in  MIAA State Field Hockey Tournament Semi-Finals. In a hard fought first half the Tigers broke through first for a 1-0 lead but before halftime  the Hornets were able to score the equalizer. In the second half both teams continued playing great defense and getting/allowing few scoring opportunities. The Hornets held a decided edge in penalty corners but had a tough time converting for scores.  Manchester Essex did get a few more chances and managed to make one count for the 2-1 lead.  The Hornets worked hard to preserve the win despite a strong finishing Ipswich attack. The Hornets move on to the finals of the State Tournament where they will face the perennial powerhouse Watertown. Game will be played at North Andover High School Saturday November 9th at 11:00.

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Thursday Night Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line with Chris Stovall Brown 11.7.2013

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Dave says,

Seems like forever since we had Chris Brown  to kick around, so I’m psyched that he’s returning to our stage this week. With all that tooth-picking guitar, flawless harp and vocals, what could go wrong?? He’s the top of the heap in my book; yours too, even if you have only seen him once. Burgomeister of the blues, he’ll have you feeling  like someone put Metrecal® in your shoes. You’ll be flying around the room like Peter Pan on steroids. Not only that, but Mr. Ephraim Lowell, Percival’s grandson and former ROB drummer, will be on hand egging us  toward paroxysm. NEW WINTER HOURS: 8 to 11. And thank you for your continued support!

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The Rhumb Line

40 Railroad Avenue,

Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930

(978) 283-9732

Reminder~11/8: Huge Indoor Yard Sale 10 people set-up! (1 Lexington Ave Magnolia MA) Friday NIGHT starts at 5pm goes to 9pm. No early birds – (seriously)

Look what just got added to Friday Night’s Yard Sale: A Yamaha VR6000 amp with dual speakers. It’s got a super clean sound and is MINT condition!


There are a few things you need to know about this sale.

1) There is going to be a TON of stuff! Including antiques, furniture, collectibles, household items & more. What started out as a few people setting up, has grown to about 10 people setting up!

2) This is a night time sale. It starts promptly at 5 pm and will be going until 9pm.

3) This is in the gym at the Magnolia Library & Community Center at 1 Lexington Ave in Magnolia MA. Magnolia is a village in Gloucester MA, so your GPS may not identify it as Magnolia.

4) No early birds. The doors will not open to the public until 5pm sharp.

Sista’s Helpful Tips…Where To Buy Vanilla Baking Powder

Print scalafini 2    In 1972 brothers Gus and Frank Sclafani, made their way from Sicily to America settling here in Gloucester. As young adults, and new to this country they set out together to live the American dream finding employment on the working waterfront at my paternal grandfathers Warf, Capt. Joey & Sons. While the brothers, worked off loading fish from day boats at the dock, their mother worked nearby on the assembly line at Capt. Joe & Sons, cleaning and packing fresh fish. In 1980 Frank and Gus’s father purchased the store front on the corner of Washington Street and Gould Court, from my maternal grandfather “Joseph Ciaramitaro, AKA Joe Popcorn,” and opened the doors of Sclafani’s Bakery. Two years latter Frank and Gus left their jobs on the dock behind, and took over their fathers’ bread business.  Today they continue to work sisde by side daily making their  families famous Italian bread recipe at that same location. Over the years in our Sicilian community, their store has become one of two remaining local  go to places to shop for Italian pantry staple items. They have a fantastic assortment of Italian specialty ingredients: imported  cheeses, dried pasta, Italian cookies, and olive oils, are just a few examples of items one can find among their famous Italian bread and fresh breadcrumbs. I personally shop there several times a week, and enjoy chatting with Gus and Frank about cooking Sicilian foods. While I was writing my cookbook, Frank, Gus and I had several conversations, about different Italian ingredients that were hard to find. One day I ask Gus if he could add Vanilla Baking Powder to their stock list, and he agreed to look into it for me. The very next week, Gus proudly showed me the new display of Vanilla Baking Powder adjacent to the cash register. So now when your making one of my recipes from my newly released cookbook ” Gifts of Gold In A Sicilian Kitchen with Sista Felicia, Harvest” you know where to go to purchase it. Don’t forget to tell Gus and Frank Sista Felicia sent you in!


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HBO on Main Street, Day Three

Today was the last day of filming Olive Kitteridge on Main Street. I don't want to be redundant with the snow and production shots. Here are cast members taking a break outside the pharmacy, including the pharmacist. The wheelbarrows and shovels are for moving the snow.
Today was the last day of filming Olive Kitteridge on Main Street. I don’t want to be redundant with the snow and production shots. Here are cast members, taking a break outside the pharmacy, including the pharmacist (Richard Jenkins). The wheelbarrows and shovels are for moving the snow.
The movies travel on, but I'd like to leave you with a nice photo of flowers and snow in front of the West End Salon. Why the dirty snow? HBO purposely put sand on the snow to make it realistic. We know all about that too.
The movies travel on, but I’d like to show you with a nice photo of flowers and snow in front of the West End Salon. Why the dirty snow? HBO purposely put sand on the snow to make it realistic. We know all about that too.

The “snow truck.” Not real snow, but what you see on the sidewalks is real snow. I understand they’re going to just let it melt. We know what that’s all about!

The "no truck." This SUV plowed thru 4 traffic cones and was dragging one toward the set. The young woman on duty stopped them and put them on the right course. She also reset all of the orange cones at the top of Center Street.
The “no truck.” This SUV plowed thru 4 traffic cones and was dragging one toward the set. The young woman on duty stopped them and put them on the right course. She also reset all of the orange cones at the top of Center Street.

More Fishermen’s Statues. This Time From Portugal

Matthew Parisi submits-


I saw your post of the fisherman’s statues from Norway.  In Gloucester their are quite a few folks from Buarcos, Figueira da Foz, Portugal.  It’s where my Portuguese family came from.  Anyway, they have both a Fisherman’s statue and a Fisherman’s Wife statue.  Thought you would be interested!

Best regards,

Matt Parisi


and here are the ones from Scandanavia we posted the other day-

Photos of Fisherman/woman Statue from Scandinavia

Posted on November 5, 2013 by Joey C

A Cox “Fan” recruited as a prop for Olive Kitteridge Movie

A Fan from Main Street Art and Antiques was recruited to be a prop in the Movie Olive Kitteridge, for an undisclosed amount. “Wendy” the Fan was discovered in a beautiful sunset over Main Street, scene.



Community Stuff 11/7/13

2013 Rockport PTO Holiday Fair

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Innovation House

The EDIC is pleased to announce to the City that an Innovation House is going to be established in Gloucester.  The Innovation House is a creative concept developed by Mr. Jon von Tetzchner, the founder and former CEO of Opera Software (a web browser company that under Jon’s leadership grew to over 300 million users).  Last year Jon and his family moved to Gloucester and settled in Magnolia.  He has decided to acquire and convert the Inn Magnolia into his second Innovation House.  His first is in his homeland of Iceland.  The Iceland facility houses 18 early stage start-ups and Jon’s entrepreneurial efforts are also coordinated with a similar effort in Norway, where 60 start-ups are already housed.

His Gloucester Innovation House will be a place where Gloucester start-ups can get a beginning  within an environment that nurtures creativity and it will also be where European ventures might come to establish their first presence in the United States.  Jon is just completing the acquisition of the Inn Magnolia and internal modifications will need to be completed, but it will soon be operational.  

Jon’s decision to reside in Gloucester and establish one of his Innovation Houses here will be news literally heard around the world within the high tech internet business sector.  Our City should feel proud that the core of our heritage … Courage from our fishermen and Creativity from our artists … is also a description of the high tech entrepreneurial spirit.

It is very important to note that the Innovation House would not have come into existence without the impressive, professional support from many members of the City government team.  Jon’s requirements were unique and without the creativity and effort from the City the right solution would not have been found and eventually approved by the City Council.  In particular the EDIC and Jon thanks Mayor Kirk for her leadership and Jim Duggan, Tom Daniel, Gregg Cademartori, and Bill Sanborn for their knowledge and invaluable expertise. 

Thomas F. Gillett

Executive Director – Gloucester Economic Development and Industrial Corporation [EDIC]

Contra Dancers

Hi Joey,

Mary Barker stopped by and took some great photos at our last dance.  We want everyone to know that there is another contra dance on Sunday, November 10 at the Baptist Church on Gloucester Avenue.  The dancing starts at 7:00 following a 5:00 pot-luck supper.  The dancing is fun and appeals to all ages.  And it’s okay to come and just listen to the music.  All are welcome!  Come check it out!

Thanks for all you do!

Rose Sheehan

Cape Ann Contra Dance

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“A Sense of Place” — paintings by John and Pamela Lang Redick

November 5-30

Time & Tide at Post Road Framers, Route 1, Rowley

Opening Party!

Saturday, November 9 5-7pm

Contact: Kristina Brendel 978 238 8848

Do opposites really attract? Or do they just fit together so well that it seems that way? 

John and Pamela Lang Redick create art together, often side by side in the same location. But their paintings are as different in technique and style as can be. John’s free flowing paintings resemble marbleized paper, the liquid paint creating liquid images, most often of the ocean or mountain lakes. Pamela’s meticulously detailed paintings capture both natural man-made elements that might be overlooked by the casual observer, in her hand tree bark becomes mosaic.

The couple’s work is on display now through November 30 at Time & Tide at Post Road Framers in Rowley. The opening party on Saturday, November 9, 5-7pm, offers a chance to meet these fascinating artists and to see their intriguing artwork.

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In 1999, Senator Harry Reid, a survivor of his father’s suicide, introduced a new resolution to the United States Senate. With its passing, the US Congress designated the Saturday before American Thanksgiving as National Survivors of Suicide Day; a day in which friends and family of those who have died by suicide can join together for healing and support.

In recognition of suicide’s worldwide impact and that sites are organized on every continent, our program is called International Survivors of Suicide Day.

At hundreds of local gatherings on six continents, survivors of suicide loss gather together to remember their loved ones and offer each support.

At each of these community centered events, organizers show a 90 minute DVD created by AFSP that features the personal stories and advice of other survivors and psychiatric professionals.

Survivors of suicide loss are also able to watch from the comfort of their own homes, as we stream the program on our website.

To learn more about International Survivors of Suicide please visit

There will be a gathering on Cape Ann this year:

November 23,2013 at Addison Gilbert Hospital, from 12 -3:00pm. Food and beverages will be served. A suggested donation of $15 will be received at the door.

To pre-register please contact the event facilitator: Anita Pandolfe Ruchman, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner @ A Tender Place~Mind,Body,Spirit, Therapy. 978 546 6599,