First Snowstorm of 2014: Snapshots From East Gloucester ~ What a Difference from AM to PM!

Benjamin Duckworth -1 ©Kim Smith 2013From earlier today, while the storm was still blowing ~

Benjamin Duckworth 2 © Kim Smith 2013Benjamin Duckworth Building an Awesome Fort

Smith's Cove ©Kim Smith 2013Super High Tide

Don’t forget our feathered friends. I filled the bird feeders three times today!

Mourning Dove ©Kim Smith 2013Mourning Dove

Black-capped Chickadee ©Kim Smith 2013White-breasted Nuthatch

The sun started to break through mid-afternoon. I headed to Smith’s Cove and then drove (precariously) to Eastern Point to catch the setting sun. Happy Snow Days!

North Shore Art Association ©Kim Smith 2013North Shore Art Association

Our Lady of good Voyage ©Kim Smith 2013Our Lady of Good Voyage

Eastern point Lighthouse ©Kim Smith 2013Eastern Point Lighthouse

Eastern Point Yacht Club  -2©Kim Smith 2013Eastern Point Yacht Club ©Kim Smith 2013-©Kim Smith 2013


Savour Wine and Cheese ~ Taco Night VB6


If your New Year’s Resolution is to get Healthy,
Come to Savour Wine and Cheese
for a Discussion of the
“Vegan Before 6” Program
(launching Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014)
with Dr. Marcus Marlowe
formerly of the Mayo Clinic
specialist in treating illness with diet not drugs
Enjoy a full Taco buffet with homemade
tortillas, guacamole and all the fillings prepared by Chef Matt Beach
Thursday, January 9
7 – 9 p.m.
must RSVP
or email Kathleen
Anyone who signs up that night, can schedule a free consultation Friday, Jan 10 with Dr. Marlowe while he is in town.   He will also be available by email to answer any questions or concerns during the program.
The best way to prepare is to see your own physician and get your “numbers:” blood pressure, cholesterol with triglycirides, resting heart rate, C-reactive protein, and fasting blood sugar.  These are the measures of health and predictors of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.
We at Savour and Beach Gourmet are very excited about this program, as we have been working on it for close to a year.  We have developed outstanding recipes, a very efficient exercise program that requires less than 20 minutes a day, and a stress-management guide.  Just 12 weeks and you can lose the weight you’ve been carrying around for too long and turn the corner on boundless renewed energy and optimal health!
At our January 9 meeting, I will outline all the aspects of the program, hand out the outline of the 12 weeks program of “almost vegan” foods to be prepared by Chef Beach’s culinary team, the workout plan, and work with Dr. Marlowe to answer all of your questions to help set you on the road to radiant health.  Bob (Morgan) and I will be doing the program right along with the rest of you – so let’s all have a spectacularly successful 2014.  Happy New Year!
Kathleen Erickson Morgan
Savour Wine and Cheese


Fish on Fridays

The Fish on Fridays series is a collaboration between Gloucester photographers Kathy Chapman and Marty Luster. Look for various aspects of Gloucester’s centuries-old fishing industry highlighted here on Fridays.

While Kathy visited the Twin Cities over the holidays she stopped by Minneapolis’ Olsen Fish Company, one of the nation’s only lutefisk suppliers. They process and sell close to half a million pounds of Lutefisk each year.

The Saint Paul Pioneer Press quotes Jim Harris “…the dish is better suited to adventurous eaters. I don’t think there is a middle ground. There’s something about the weirdness of eating fish soaked in basically Drano.” Al Bezanson compared eating Lutefisk to “snacking on Ivory soap” (

For history and videos about lutefisk:

Olsen Fish Company’s Scandinavian product line also includes herring cutlets in wine and cream sauces…mouth watering!






Photos © Kathy Chapman 2013

High Tide As the Storm Subsides on Rocky Neck

high tide after the storm

That was one noisy storm – the howling kept waking me up all night.  I got up a little after midnight to look out the window and see what the storm high tide was like, but it was too dark and blurred by the snow to see anything, and I wasn’t going out there.  I did get out to walk Rocky Neck at high tide today as the storm subsided.  We had a lot of snow in some places, and none in others due to the high winds and drifting.  The cars in the public lot were blown totally clean, so there was no car cleaning to do.  The park was flooding a little, as was Rocky Neck Ave, Madfish and the Railways.  I would not want that to be my car sitting up to the wheel wells in salt water in the Madfish parking lot.

E. J. Lefavour

The Open Door will offer additional food pantry hours

Hi Joey,

Could you help us get the word out to those who need to know? The storm this week as well as the holiday closing has had an impact on people’s ability to get to the food pantry. The Open Door will offer additional food pantry hours on Saturday, January 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to serve those who missed their appointments due to the holiday closing and storm conditions this week. People who need to use the food pantry should come to 28 Emerson Avenue in Gloucester between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 4.


Julie Do you get it?


Here are some on the webcams that are still working today 1/3/14



Community Stuff 12/3/13

Wishing you a great 2014!…Stay Positive.
A couple of posts for GMG.

1.        Cape Ann Business Alliance (CABA) – 2014 Membership Drive is on.   CABA is a group of over 30 local business professionals that meets to grow local business.   Last year CABA created more than $1 Million in new business for its members.   If you are a local business profession or business owner looking to grow your business in 2014 please visit CABA.   It will be well worth it.  Our next meeting is Thursday, January 9th, 7 a.m. at the Gloucester House.
(see attached commercial)  
2.       Bates College Athletics – Local Bobcats Roaring!:
·         Bates Football: “At the Bobcats’ annual year-end banquet, Bates also announced its 2014 captains, all of whom are members of the class of 2015: linebacker Gilbert Brown (Gloucester, Mass.), center Larry Guinee (Peabody, Mass.), Jackson and wide receiver Mike Tomaino (Gloucester, Mass.).”  source, Bates College Sports Release, Dec ’13.
·         Bates Basketball:  This past holiday weekend Bates Men’s Basketball played 2 games in the annual Salem State Holiday Classic at Salem State University.   Bates beat at the buzzer by Salem State after a 17 point comeback on Sunday and then a dominating win over Berkeley (NY) on Monday. 
On hand to watch local Bobcat junior G/F Adam Philpott in action were many Gloucester family and friends, Bates local alumni and legendary coaches Paul Ingram, Tom Walsh and Mike Lattof that made it a hometown crowd on the road.   Special thanks to Mike Lattof and company for taking some great pictures and posting to FB.  Go’ Cats!
Anthony L. Burnham
AB Web Centers LLC
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