I guess it’s true.

This was posted to Facebook Tonight 02/24/2015.

Check it out here on their Facebook Page:

From USCG Northeast;

“Our beloved Coast Guard Cutter ‪#‎GrandIsle‬ will be decommissioned tomorrow.
July – September 1996: GI received a CG Unit Commendation for participating in the response to the Trans World Airlines Flight 800 Crash. The plane was on its way to Paris from New York and experienced an explosion 16NM off the coast of Moriches Harbor.”


Here are some Photos I took of it in winter 2008;


Tremendous News for Gloucester

TS Eliot’s Restless Ghost Finds Home in Seaside Idyll

The Guardian UK

February 14, 2015

By Robert McCrum

Last September, listeners to National Public Radio, the US equivalent of Radio 4, heard an elderly New England widow, Dana Hawkes, describe how, at home in Massachusetts, her late husband would sometimes say “he used to see TS Eliot’s ghost.”


TS Eliot at his house, 18 Edgemoor in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Photograph: © Estate of T.S. Eliot

There is something apt in this claim. The author of Four Quartets and Murder in the Cathedral, who was born in St Louis on 26 September 1888, but lived and died in London, has always projected a rather spectral persona.

From his haunting recitation of The Waste Land (“Unreal city …”) to his cadaverous alter ego, Old Possum, and his fascination with clairvoyants such asMadame Sosostris, Eliot has always been a sombre, other-worldly figure in the literary landscape.

In his afterlife, as an Anglo-American literary giant with a long shadow, the poet’s psychic exile has never been quite fully commuted. Despite a memorial stone in Poet’s Corner and the kind of instant recognition known to Shakespeare, Keats and Wordsworth, TS Eliot has no shrine to equal Stratford, Hampstead or Grasmere.

Even in his native America, Eliot has remained homeless. In New England, Concord celebrates Henry Thoreau. Emily Dickinson is remembered in Amherst, and Nathaniel Hawthorne in Salem.

In contrast, the founding father of Modernism and author of The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock, seems remote and unaffiliated. For all his British citizenship and membership of the Church of England, Eliot has become strangely rootless.

But now, 50 years after his death, and two years after the passing of Valerie, his beloved second wife, Eliot’s ghost is being appeased. The Observer has learned that, in a remarkable coup, the poet’s estate has just acquired the Eliot family’s summer house by the sea, in Gloucester, Massachusetts. READ FULL STORY HERE


18 Edgemoor, Eastern Point ~ The Eliot family house in Massachusetts. Photograph: © Estate of T.S. Eliot

Not only has the estate bought the house (for $1.3m), it plans to use it to promote Eliot’s life and works to his American readers. Reihill said: “By this time next year we hope to offer up to six poets, essayists or playwrights at a time a peaceful retreat to work on their projects. We’d also like to work with institutions of higher education to make it a centre for weekend symposia on Eliot or on poets and poetry related to him.”


View from the porch at 18 Edgemoor

8fc3e992-f4e5-4cc9-a34d-4e17bef04ec9-2060x1590Young Tom with his mother at the house in 1895. Photograph: © Estate of T.S. Eliot

a837a9d4-afbb-4945-ad0f-37ed841ad09c-2060x1236TS Eliot with his cousins Eleanor and Barbara Hinkley in Gloucester in 1897. Photograph: © Estate of T.S. Eliot

15af223f-8f88-47ba-83b2-66fd435218c5-2060x1236Tom sitting on the veranda in his sailor suit playing with his toy yacht, and reading.Photograph: © Estate of T.S. Eliot

Shared on FB by Eastern Point Lit House co-founder Chris Anderson.

Raising Money for Rob McNutt, the Minglewood Employee who was Shot Friday Night

3449026_1424710714.4727_rIf you don’t know the story, from Rob’s Go Fund Me page: As Rob was leaving at the end of the night and getting into his car to go home, he noticed that a man he had to escort out of the establishment earlier in the evening acting strangely in the nearby parking lot. Rob being the guy that he is turned around because he had realized that some of his fellow co-workers were still inside closing up and he did not want to leave them unattended or in harm’s way. Rob payed the ultimate price and ended up getting shot in his leg at point blank range. Shattering his femur and just missing his main artery, changing his life forever in more ways than one. Read more here: ROB MCNUTT 


Read Chief Campanello’s report here:

Gloucester Police Arrest Man in Connection with Early Morning Shooting


Live From Gloucester Crossing Market Basket With Gorton’s Smart & Crunchy Fish Stick Truck!




Gorton’s “Smarty Cruchman” promoting a New line of never fried fish sticks that have 50% less fat then their orginal fish sticks… This tour started at their headquarters here in Gloucester Ma. this morning and moved to Gloucester Crossing Market Basket parking lot for their 2nd tour stop.  The truck tour will be traveling across the country all the to Seattle, Washington promoting this new fish stick product!


I had the pleasure of sampling Gorton’s newest fish stick product, “Smart & Crunchy,” and I’m happy to announce that I give it a “THUMBS UP” for crunch and flavor !





4 year old Nicholeai Slocum of Gloucester stands with “Smarty Crunchman” sporting Gorton Smarty Eye Glasses!


Look for “Smarty Crunchman” at the North Shore Mall this coming weekend near JCPenney where they’ll have a promotion booth and sweepstake opportunity for a trip worth $10,000. All details about their cross country tour and the sweepstake can be found on Gorton’s websites






Winter Zydeco Party with Amy Nicole and Zydeco Soul @ The Rhumb Line 2.24.2015




Are you tired of all this snow? Are you getting a case of those “Winter Blues”? Well then we’ve got the cure for YOU!

On Tuesday February 24th at 9PM Gloucester’s very own The Rhumb Line will be serving up a hot heaping portion of Louisiana Zydeco to melt all of those blues away!

Yup. Hailing all the way from Opelousas, Louisiana, Amy Nicole and Zydeco Soul are going to share their sweet Cajun Zydeco sounds will all of us here on Cape Ann.

Gary Gorczyca

I got to see and hear a special preview of this band last night at the Monday Night Open Jam @ The Rhumb line and man they were good. You wanna dance…well it will be hard not to with this lively fun music.!


Maritime Gloucester Looking For Help From Local Lobstermen

Hi Joey,

Hope all is well. We are currently looking for lobstermen to assist us with stocking our touch tanks and other aquariums this spring and summer. We would be highly interested in having anyone you know assist with the collection of local marine species for live display in our Aquarium. Any unusual lobsters, skates, or other creatures would be much appreciated starting in May. We will happily take care of transporting sea creatures from your facility to Harbor Loop. If you have any interest in helping out Maritime Gloucester in this way, please let me know.

Thanks you!
Curtis Sarkin
Marine Science Educator
Internship Coordinator
Maritime Gloucester

Cape Ann TV’s ‘Winter on Cape Ann’ Video Contest Winner

Video #1

‘Winter on Cape Ann’

Directed by: Matt Morris

Gloucester, MA – Cape Ann TV (, a non-profit local access cable station serving Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Essex congratulates Matt Morris ( on being the first place winner of Cape Ann TV’s “Winter on Cape Ann’ video contest!

Matt has won:

· A free computer tune-up from Abacus Computers in Gloucester (

· A $25 gift card to Wally’s Blackburn Bistro (

· And $50 from Cape Ann TV (

Watch the winning video here:

Cape Ann TV would like to thank all the videographers who participated and the 109 community members who voted! We are very pleased with the response that we have received and we encourage everyone to participate again next time!


I’m not a huge award show junkie.  In truth, I rarely watch the Academy Awards (or the Oscars…even that confuses me), the Grammy Awards, the Golden Globes, the People’s Choice, the Emmys, or any of the others.

While I’m not proud (nor ashamed) to say that I have not seen a single one of the movies that were nominated for an Academy Award this year, I did, however, watch part of the award show on Sunday evening.

And, while doing so, I was pleasantly surprised by two things.

First of all, when Graham Moore won Best Adapted Screenplay for “The Imitation Game” he made an inspiring and brave acceptance speech.  #stayweird


Secondly, oh the tears, listening to Tim McGraw sing “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” just about did me in.  What a beautiful song.

Gorton’s Smart & Crunchy national tour


Hello, Joey.

Wanted to let you know that Gorton’s Seafood will be launching its first-ever national tour for a new product this week. 

The Gorton’s Smart & Crunchy Tour -with a branded food truck, interactive pop-up dipping bar, and mascot/host “Smarty Crunchman” – will go coast-to-coast to introduce America to Smart & Crunchy Fish Sticks which have half the fat and 30 fewer calories than the classic Gorton’s sticks. 

Read more and see photos about the tour in this release.

A send-off event will happen at Gorton’s headquarters at 12:30 Tuesday, 2/24, and the first tour stop will be Friday and Saturday at Northshore Mall from 11-6. Would love it if you could make a post about the national tour sometime this week.

Mascot "Smarty Crunchman" is the host of Gorton's Smart & Crunchy Tour.

Mascot “Smarty Crunchman” is the host of Gorton’s Smart & Crunchy Tour.