Did You Know Today is National Candy Corn Day?




When son BJ, nieces Eloise and  Madeline, helped create a Candy Corn Birthday Cake for Joey’s Birthday dinner celebration last night, I had no idea today was National Candy Corn Day…Did You?


Candy Corns are available in many flavors,…Which is your favorite? How do you enjoy Candy Corns this time of year…Send me your creative photos and ideas using Candy Corns!


 Monster Mac & Cheese made a Spooktacular main dish served last night …Recipe will be highlighted in tomorrows Sista’s Dish Post 

Click see more for photos from brother Joey’s Halloween Theme Birthday Dinner/ Party

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Gloucester Dog Park Halloween Dog Photo Shoot


The results are in from The Gloucester Dog Park’s Halloween Dog Photo Shoot & Costume Contest! Thank you to City Council Vice President Sefatia Romeo Theken for doing a great job judging the contest! And thank you to all the great dogs and owners who came out and supported us! All your costumes were great!!! If you would still like to donate to help build solar lights at the Gloucester Dog Park you can do so online atwww.gloucesterdogpark.org or send checks to The Gloucester Fund, 45 Middle Street,
Gloucester, MA 01930 and write The Gloucester Dog Park in the memo line! You can also check out all the great photos from the event on the web site too! Thank you to Lisa Patnaude Photography for doing such a great job photographing the event! It was awesome!!!


Best Small Dog Costume:
Apollo and Philip & Mara Cornetta with The Space Shuttle
Gift Basket Donated by Animal Krackers of Gloucester

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Best Large Dog Costume:
Tesla and Karen Smith Arsenault with The Winged Dragon
Gift Basket Donated by Petco of Gloucester

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Best Gloucester Themed Costume:
Moose and Carly Schmidt with The Lobster
Gift Basket Donated by Essex Bird Shop & Pet Supply

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Honorable Mention:
Buddy and Karen Taormina with The Peacock
Gift Certificate from K9 Kuts

Zombie Blowout and Costume Contest Halloween night @ The Rhumb Line with Just Like Newman ~ Friday at 8:30pm – 12:30am

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Help out while having fun. In light of this weeks terrible fire in Magnolia, Just Like Newman would like to ask friends to come to the Halloween party this Friday night with a couple of extra dollars or perhaps a gift card to Marshalls, Market Basket, CVS or another local business that we can donate to the victims of the fire. We’ll put out a bucket to collect everything and 100% will go directly to the victims… Don’t forget to wear your costume!

This Thursday Just Quinn joins the Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line 8:30-11:30pm 10.30.2014

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Golly; a lot of harp players lately. Yet, I’ve saved the best for last, at least for this month. Let’s welcome back Justin Quinn and his rolling roadblock for an evening of pedal-to-the-mettle fuel-injected blues. The long time host of Glenn’s Cool Bar blues sessions in Nbpt. is hitchhiking down here to give you a whiff of the real deal blueswise, and it’s going to be terrific, or,at least, terrifying. I love playing with this guy!




He’s bringing along Mr. Jon Ross, guitarist xtroidinaire, to mold the clay, and the ever so tonsorially-challenged drummbler, Mr. Steevee Chaggaris, to beat you to a pulp. It’s pre-Halloween, so nobody will notice if you dress funny. Not that they ever do. Bring a date and dance to the whites of her eyes!


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Gloucester, Ma.



GHS Field Hockey moves on in Tournament play after dramatic win in "sudden death" over Ipswich

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Gloucester Field Hockey and Ipswich were tied at 2 after regulation, then two 15 minute overtime periods and two 5 shot shootouts during tournament play at Ipswich on Wednesday afternoon.
Kayla Nasser scored the winning shot in “sudden death”  The elated team moves on to Weston on Friday Oct. 31st.


Saturdays’ Clean-up

Hello all:

Clean Gloucester and The One Hour at a Time Gang would like to invite you to help out on Saturday at the following places.

When: Saturday November 1, 2014
Where: Dog Park from 8:00-11:00 or
Backyard Growers Program at Burnham’s Field, 8:30 – 2:30
Please bring gloves, rakes, shoves, etc.

You can choose which one fits into your schedule.

Thank you all

Cast Off and Chow Down!

PrincessCruise5073wmPrincessCruise5075wmLast Saturday Janet and I took Gloucester’s Beauport Princess dinner cruise, with music by the Sugar Tones. The trip featured a buffet dinner, which I expected to be the usual finger sandwiches, cheese and maybe some greasy wings. Boy, was I mistaken! The prime rib was one to over two inches thick, and perfectly cooked. Additions included baked haddock, fancy ravioli, big mushrooms, and much much more. Cheesecake was served as dessert. Only one or two diners went for seconds. If this were a restaurant only, it would be one of the City’s best. Throw in a three hour cruise in Gloucester Harbor, and you’ve got an unforgettable night for very reasonable money. The Princess will be sailing weekends until New Year’s Eve. http://beauportprincess.com

Community Stuff Part II 10/30/14

What’s Happening at GHS 10/29/14

The registration deadline for the December 6 SAT is November 6, 2014, so if your student would like to take the SAT then please register for this test at http://www.sat.org

MCAS English and Math retests will be given at GHS on November 5 and November 12, respectively. If your child will be taking these required tests for their graduation requirements please ensure they are present in school at this time. We have met with all of your students to explain the process and the importance of the retests to meet their graduation requirements.

First Quarter is coming quickly so if you have any concerns regarding your student’s progress then please check out their Rank Book on Ipasse. For any parents not yet registered the directions are simpleJ.
1. Go to the Gloucester Public Schools Home Page
2. On the left chose Parent’s Resources
3. On the right chose Ipasse Student Data Access
4. Then chose Register
The form that appears to complete is just some basic student information, and you will need your students ID number. The process is not immediate, but you will shortly, within a few days, receive your log in information. This Ipasse portal will give you the opportunity to review your student progress and have a meaningful conversation with your students regarding any work they are completing and any outstanding assignments. Please contact your student’s guidance counselor if you have any difficulty with this registration process.


Upcoming Dates of Interest

First Term Ends Thursday, November 6,
Semi Formal at Danversport Yacht Club, November 10
Veteran’s Day No School Tuesday November 11
Report Cards Mailed Home, Wednesday, November 12
Sawyer Medal Night   Wednesday November 12,
MEFA Financial Aid Night    Thursday,
November 20

Guidance Department 978-281-9874
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Mile Marker One is proud to announce a fundraiser for the victims of the Magnolia fire: ALL door proceeds of the $5 cover charge  from Saturday’s Nov 1, 8 pm performance of Groove Therapy will be donated to the fund set up to benefit the victims of the Magnolia fire. Come get your Groove on for a great cause!


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Community Stuff 10/30/14

Concerned about climate change?  Be part of the solution!

The Green Committee of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, the Cape Ann Forum, and Gloucester’s Clean Energy Commission will present a panel on climate change on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. at the church, corner Church and Middle Streets. Learn how Gloucester can become fossil fuel-free or carbon neutral in a decade. A question-and-answer session and a reception will follow. Free and open to the public; sponsored by Superior Nut Company.
Speakers: Jack Clarke, Sarah Hammond Creighton, JoeAnn Hart (moderator), Harry Hintlian,  Natasha Lamb, Eric Magers, Dick Prouty, Candace Wheeler.


My name is Bryan Muenzner. In honor of my mother,Cindy Muenzner, my family and I are having a ceremony at Stage Fort Park on Saturday, November 1st at 2PM. Could you please advertise this on www.goodmorninggloucester.com

Thank you so much,
Best Bryan Muenzner

SEACOAST NEWS November 2014

Thank you to the Friends of Seacoast!

The Friends of Seacoast have recently provided our facility with a special Halloween Variety Show with exceptional entertainment provided by the Big Smile Entertainment Company, Dinner Theater and weekly concerts.

We are looking forward to many upcoming events with the support of the Friends of Seacoast including A Veteran’s Day Celebration, Baby Farm Animal visits, Dinner Theater with entertainment and special foods, outings, weekly concerts and more……

The Friends of Seacoast Holiday Bazaar is scheduled for Saturday, November 22, 9AM-1PM. This special event will Feature a Cookie Walk,, Raffles, White Elephants, Many professional vendors and Santa visits. All Donations to white elephant table will be accepted.
Community Welcome Snow or Shine!

The Friends of Seacoast enhance the resident’s lives at the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with hours of enjoyment by providing the finances needed for the special entertainment, supplies and community outings.

Any and all donations to “The Friends of Seacoast” are gratefully accepted.
The Friends of Seacoast are grateful for the gifts received in honor of loved ones.

The next Friends of Seacoast Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 11th at 6:00PM.

The Cape Ann Museum artistic expression projects have included
museum tours and art demonstations within the Seacoast facility.
The CAM Connections next scheduled visit to Seacoast and art project will be November 6th at 2:00PM.

Dory Haul Out This Saturday

The IDRC needs your help this Saturday November 1st to haul out our race dories and put them away for the winter. 
This process requires many volunteers as the boats will have to be nested inside the tent (need at least 8-10 volunteers to make light work of it). 
We also could benefit from a trailer or two if anyone has a trailer and has not pulled their boat yet. 
The plan is to meet at Eastern Ave. Self Storage at 3PM and load the two practice boats. 
Joe Novello and helper will tow 2 race boats and meet us at the high school landing. 
We will swap the boats and make a 2nd trip to haul the remaining race dories. 
Please respond if you can make it and if you have an available trailer!

A HOIDAY FAIR sponsored by the WOMEN’S COMMUNITY CLUB of MAGNOLIA will be held on Saturday, November 15th 9 – 2 p.m. in Jones Hall at the Magnolia Library Center, corner of Lexington and Norman Ave. Magnolia.

There will be a variety of consignors, handmade crafts, holiday gifts, jewelry, gift baskets, and bake table. 

The silent auction will feature gift certificates from local businesses and restaurants, along with gift baskets and a money raffle.  Also, there will be some fun activities for children to participate in.

Mulled cider, coffee, punch, and donuts will be served throughout the day.  Lunch, featuring homemade fish chowder, quiche, hot-dogs, and tuna rolls will be served from 11:30a.m.

This is the Women’s Club’s major fund-raiser of the year and all money raised will be returned to benefit the community.  Please come and support this community event.  For more information on the club, please contact president, Carol Sutherland, 978-525-3773.