Currently Packing GMG Charcoal Stonewashed Caps For Shipping. Including The New St Paddy Day GMG Stickers In Each Shipment!

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46 Granite St. #1 Rockport, MA 01966 For Sale From Kenny MacCarthy

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Cape Ann Home

Contact Kenny For Personalized Real Estate Information Or Just To Chat About Your Real Estate Needs- 978-758-0983



1 Bedroom

1 Bathroom

5 Units

Interior: 736 sqft


Spectacular Cape Ann awaits you when you drop your bags in this sun drenched, spacious condominium. Watch sailboats from your living room overlooking Granite Pier and spend the afternoon walking the shared garden path to the pristine waters of the quarry behind you. You have deeded swimming rights to “Little Parker’s” quarry, a short distance away. The generous interior features a California Closet Murphy bed to double your living space …

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Map of 46  Granite St. #1, Rockport, MA 01966, USA

46 Granite St. #1

Rockport, MA 01966

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Order Your Beautiful Caffe Sicilia Cassata Siciliana for Easter Today!

During this year’s round of filming for Gloucester’s Feast of Saint Joseph Community Film Project, I had the wonderful good fortune to stop at Caffe Sicilia just as Maria Cracchiolo was about to decorate her signature Cassata Siciliana.

It was the morning of Saint Joseph Day and as you can imagine, Caffe Sicilia was bustling to fill the day’s special orders of delicious Sicilian pastries and altar breads. Nevertheless, I asked Maria if she would mind if I filmed her while she decorated the cake. No, not all, she graciously allowed. Maria is so deft at cake making that it took her only minutes to create this masterpiece. It’s all been captured for our film project! The Vine below gives a tiny glimpse of Maria’s artistry.

Cassata Siciliana is also traditionally served at Easter time. What a gorgeous gift Caffe Sicilia’s cassata would make to share at your family’s Easter celebration, which as you may know is coming up very soon, in less than two weeks, on Sunday, April 5th. Believe me when I write, Maria’s Cassata Siciliaina tastes as good as it looks–divine, actually! A partial list of the ingredients includes sponge cake, ricotta, liquor, marzipan, royal icing, and candied fruit.

Special orders may be placed by calling Caffe Sicilia at 978-283-7345.

Caffe Sicilia Maria Cracchiolo Cassata Siciliana Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2015


Businesswomen of Cape Ann Take Over The Crow’s NestTomorrow Night.  Join us! 

Businesswomen of Cape Ann Take Over The Crow’s NestTomorrow Night.  Join us! 


Tuesday, March 24, 2015 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM



Come mix and mingle with other area Businesswomen at the Crow’s Nest!  The event will feature yummy appetizers and a cash bar.  


There will be plenty of time to Network and get the face of your business out there!  Let Cape Ann know who you are, where you are and what you do.


Join us on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 5:00PM at The Crow’s Nest for a fun evening of mingling and networking.  We look forward to seeing you there!




PLEASE NOTE:  Parking for tomorrow night will be across the street from the Crow’s Nest at the Cape Ann Whale Watch parking lot. 


Thank you to Rose’s Marine and Cape Ann Whale Watch!


Driving report cards for teenagers

I’m not that parent that wants to buy my teenager a “new car” but after looking at this article it sure is tempting!

Toby Pett sent in this link in relation to the post about teen driving last week. The new 2016 Chevy Malibu is coming out with a system that will give you a report of how your child was driving among other wicked cool features! SAY WHAT! HOW AWESOME IS THAT?



Cousin Joe Marcantonio Hosted Tommy & Peter from the Isle of Mauritius After The Boston International Seafood Show

Tommy & Peter from the Isle of Mauritius came to Sister Felicias after Joe invited them.  Joe works for Stavis Seafoods as a director of buying and they source a good amount of fish from The Isle Of Mauratius.


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I’m pretty sure they ate pretty good at Felicia’s Smile

Cape Ann Paintings for Sale by Paul Frontiero Sr.


For Sale on Ebay

Paintings by the Late Paul Frontiero Sr. 1925-2012

They are all 9″x12″ oil on Panels.

More Coming Soon.

Larger Paintings Available. Contact; Paul at


Celebrating St. Joseph Day with Feast Food Family & Friends




 A traditional Feast of St Joseph Pasta, Italian bread, Orange and Finochio Salad, Frittata, Baked Haddock, Panelle, Fried Calamari, Smelts, Haddock, Crab Cakes, Muddica Artichoke, Seafood Casserole and St. Joseph Zeppole, were served with cordials of homemade Limonciello and Arancello. All were accompanied by many other delicious foods and desserts that were prepared by and enjoyed with family and friends on Thursday evening following our nine day nightly St. Joseph Novena. 

St. Joseph zeppole final photo

Sista Felicia’s Homemade “St. Joseph Zeppole” filled with both traditional vanilla custard, and sweetened ricotta topped with cherries and confectioners sugar!







What’s left of 130 lbs Hand made pasta!


It was a fun day of cooking, feasting and celebrating!







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Stuff Happening at Rocky Neck Cultural Center

It’s Not Furniture: Paintings and drawings by RNAC Members

April 2-26, 2015

The Cultural Center Gallery

6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Gallery hours, Thurs-Sun, 12:00-4:00 PM

Meet the Artists Reception Sunday, April 12, 2-4 PM

Closing Celebration and award ceremony, Sunday, April 26, 2-4 PM


Gloucester MA, Mar 23, 2015— On April 2, 2015, the Cultural Center Gallery on Wonson Street in Gloucester opens the second of two RNAC member shows—a juried Spring exhibition of paintings and drawings by Rocky Neck Art Colony members. Provocatively titled “It’s Not Furniture,” the exhibition features 35 works by 23 member artists exhibiting 2D works in oil, acrylic, watercolor mixed media, encaustic, collage and color pencil. Juror Carol Pelletier, Chair of Fine Arts and Professor of Art at Endicott College, selected the work.

“It’s Not Furniture” is on view April 2-26, 2015 during gallery hours Thursday-Sunday from 12-4 PM. The public is invited to a reception for artists and friends on Sunday, April 12, 2-4 PM at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester. 

According to the exhibition organizer Martha Swanson, the slightly odd title for this painting show is meant to provoke a discussion about the function of art from both artist’s point of view and intention, to the non-utilitarian function of wall art. To express one of the myriad of reasons for collecting art, a member of the Cultural Center’s exhibition committee succinctly stated, “a painting need not match the décor.”

“It’s Not Furniture” looks at the landscape, seascape, cityscape, still-life study and more in styles ranging from realistic to abstract through the diverse styles of artists Kathleen Gerdon Archer, Kristie Bernard, Katherine Coakley, Mary D. Cole, Robin Colodzin, Maura Cronin, Terry DelPercio-Piemonte, Loren Doucette, Gail Gang, Leslie Heffron, Michele Kenna, Kat Masella, Mary Rhinelander McCarl, Sinikka Nogelo, Gerry O’Leary, Sue Ann Pearson, Regina Piantedosi, Ronald Pruett, Deb Schradieck, Lully Schwartz, Kate Somers, Anna Vojtech, and  Rokhaya Waring.

Photo credits:

“Poppies” by Katherine Coakley

“Stairway“ by Mary D. Cole

“Thinking of Hartley” by Loren Doucette

“Halibut Point, Winter Color” by Deb Schradieck

“Apple Trees and Boulders in the Snow” Rokhaya Waring


Looking and Drawing: 6-week workshop with Gabrielle Barzaghi

April 13, 20, 27 & May 4, 11, 18, 2015, 1-4 PM

Cost for the workshop: $330, $300 for RNAC members

Email to Register: Gabrielle Barzaghi,

The Cultural Center Gallery

6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930


Gloucester MA, Mar 23, 2015 – This class is designed to help you draw with accuracy, confidence and enthusiasm. Drawing basics such as mapping, structural line and composition will be covered. You will learn to observe very carefully and to create volume  and space with both line and value. Lively and nuanced mark making will be explored. There will be demos, critiques and lots of one on one attention. The class will be flexible to allow for a variety of skill levels and experienced participants may choose to work in a self-directed manner. A supply list will be provided.

Artist and educator Gabrielle Barzaghi is a Senior Lecturer at New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University and has taught college level drawing since 1980. Visit her website at

Alice in Wonderland Jr. at the O’Maley Innovation Middle School

Martin DelVecchio submits-

The O’Maley Acadamy Drama Club is putting on another fabulous show.  This year it’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. 

Four shows remain:
Sunday, March 22nd at 1:00p (Cast X)

Friday, March 27th at 7:00p (Cast Y)

Saturday, March 28th at 1:00p (Cast X)

Sunday, March 29th at 1:00p (Cast Y)

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Cast X:

Cast Y:

The Gloucester Clam’s Jim Dowd EP Lit House Event at Duckworth’s

Jim Dowd Snow Crash ©Kim Smith 2015

Last night Jim Dowd led a fascinating discussion on Neal Stephenson’s book Snow Crash, considered to be one of the best in the cyberpunk subgenre of science fiction writing.

Jim Dowd Duckwoth's ©Kim Smith 2015

Lawrence Penson, editor of Nova Express describes cyberpunk, “Classic cyberpunk characters were marginalized, alienated loners who lived on the edge of society in generally dystopic futures where daily life was impacted by rapid technological change, an ubiquitous datasphere of computerized information, and invasive modification of the human body.”

Stevens Brosnihan ©Kim Smith 2015JPGStevens Brosnihan explains how to use Oculus Rift, a virtual reality head-mounted display, on loan from Ocean’s Alliance. Read more about Oculus Rift at The Gloucester Clam here.

Chris Anderson Jenn Monroe ©Kim Smith 2015Eastern Point Lit House Co-founders Chris Anderson and Jenn Monroe

KT Toomey Michelle Barton ©Kim Smith 2015KT Toomey and Michelle Anderson

Duckworth's Snow Crash ©Kim Smith 2015

Jim Dowd Ken Duckworth ©Kim Smith 2015 Jim Dowd ©Kim Smith 2015

Hockey Mite Madness!

You’ve all probably heard (or read) me wax poetically about my love for our Cape Ann Youth Hockey coaches.  Well, here’s your chance to check it out for yourself. If your child has a 2007 or 2008 birthdate, has the appropriate skating experience (see below) and is interested in playing for CAYH’s Travel Mite Program, register now for Mite Madness!  The skaters will participate in a skills session with Gloucester High School players while parents have the chance to hear about what the Travel Mites are all about.

To Register, Click Here!

Mite Madness

 Skate & Information Session

Talbot Rink 

  • Roger Grillo, the USA Hockey Regional Manager, will discuss the ADM player development model and have an open discussion with parents and other attendees.
  • Pre-Registration is required.
  • Players must have participated in CAYH Cross-Ice, In House, or Mite Hybrid in 2014-15 (or an equivalent program) to register.  Skaters who have participated in Learn to Skate for at least 2 seasons and who have progressed to the “Learn to Play” sections are also candidates are also candidates for this evaluation.  Players must have a valid USA hockey number in order to participate in the on ice skate session.


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Master Plan for our Meadow and Pond

JOHN SPARKS (1941-2014)

We will miss John Sparks….


Join our Conservancy!

Generation after generation, our Millbrook Meadow and Pond have given this community respite and solace from the effects of hectic life …

Now it is our generation’s turn to give respite and renewed life to the meadow …

We have formed the Rockport Millbrook Meadow Conservancy to support restoration goals, and to give the Meadow and the Mill Pond new life to last another century.Please join us to preserve, protect and give life to this town’s treasure!

Master Plan takes shape. Our contractor will soon begin developing plans for actual construction of the long-awaited Restoration of Meadow and Pond.

The conceptual plan above shows the Pond, at left, with proposed boardwalk in white.  Meadow is at right.

Plan calls for dredging tons of sediment from Mill Pond, rebuilding the watercourse for the Mill Brook so that it winds more and is widened to prevent flooding.

The path through the Meadow will begin at Beach St. (far right) with small entrance plaza.  There’ll be rain gardens near path to capture water runoff. 

The old, dying willows will be replaced with new willows and other native plant species.

Writing a 10-Minute Play Workshop

Gloucester Writers Center

126 E. Main St., Gloucester, MA

Instructor:  M. Lynda Robinson

4-Week Workshop with Staged Reading event post-Workshop

April 2, 9 16, 23:   Thursdays 7 â 9:30 pm

Public Staged Reading in spring – date TBD

Limited to 10 participants.   $125 

Everyone has a story to tell. The 10-minute play format has all the elements of drama â plot, characters, dialogue & conflict. Learn how to put those elements into a short piece written specifically for the stage, for actors, and for an audience. Over the 4 week class, participants will create a 10-minute play for a Staged Reading to be performed live. If you are a writer, this is an opportunity to work on dialogue – or just stretch your skills into the world of theatre! If you are a dreamer, put your story into the short-play format for all the world to see!

Your play will have a professional Staged Reading in spring at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center, where your play will be read by actors.  Our Readings have been drawing large crowds and providing audience feedback for the plays. 

For more information or to enroll on line do to:

GWC 10-Minute Playwriting