Twice Grilled Potatoes

Cover russet potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle top with Atlantic Saltworks Salt Flake.  Put on grill for about an hour, vents wide open.


Hollow out the potatoes once soft put soft potatoes guts aside.


Mix up equal parts shredded cheddar and cream cheese and butter and add just a touch of your favorite BBQ rub for color and a little kick.  Then add your potato guts and some chopped up cooked bacon and restuff the hollowed out potatoes.


Toss em on the grill before your steaks to get that cheesy goodness to melt all throughout the potato.


Once you got meltage, you’re good, time to eat!


Rev. H Robert Smith, painted these folks during the 1960-70s, probably at the Rockport Art Association sittings- Hoping To Get Them To The Rightful Owners


I hope you will be able to post this. 

Our grandfather, Rev. H Robert  Smith, painted these folks during the 1960-70s, probably at the Rockport Art Association sittings. We would like for these oil paintings to go to their rightful owners. 

If anyone recognizes themselves, their parents, they can contact me at to arrange pickup.

Thank you, Gabrielle 

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unnamedFilmmaker Mary Jane Doherty writes the following, “It’s 2007.  I am sitting in Mayara’s tiny bedroom staring up at her laundry draped over the termite-riddled beams, wondering how on earth she and her mom manages…

Fast forward to 2015. Yes, this is Mayara. The Executive Director from the Pennsylvania Ballet sent this photo to me. Mayara now dances with them as Soloist. She was also PROFILED in Dance Magazine recently.”
Mayara defected to the United States during filming Secundaria!  Mary Jane’s companion film Premaria has just “begun its outward journey.”

“Secundaria quietly follows one high school class on its journey through Cuba’s world famous National Ballet School.  Our teenage dancers love to dance but many of them must dance as their sole way out of poverty and the constraints – visible, and not so visible – that is life in Cuba.

At least, that’s how the movie begins. In their third year, shy and inscrutable Mayara, the class star, takes charge of her destiny by committing an unprecedented act of willfulness.

Cinematic storytelling without a script, staging, or interviews, our gentle stream of a story turns out to have a waterfall hidden around that last bend…”mary-jane-doherty-filmmaker-location1

Mary Jane on location in Cuba

Mary Buchinger at the Eastern Point Lit House

mary_buchinger_smallOn Saturday, October 17th we are excited to host a reading with poet Mary Buchinger. We will be holding an open mic also. The fun begins at 7 pm.

Mary Buchinger grew up on a farm in the thumb of Michigan and now lives in Cambridge, Mass. with her husband and two sons, dog and two cats. She holds a doctorate in Applied Linguistics from Boston University and is Associate Professor of English and Communication Studies at MCPHS University in Boston. Her books include Aerialist (Gold Wake Press, 2015; shortlisted for the May Swenson Poetry Award, the OSU Press/The Journal Wheeler Prize for Poetry and the Perugia Press Prize) and Roomful of Sparrows (Finishing Line Press, 2008).



An Eastern Point resident was attacked by a coyote at 5:15 this morning. She was curled up in an Adirondack chair drinking coffee and watching the stars before heading off to work. The wolf-size coyote leapt on her back. She jumped to her feet and fought it back with her fists. She next grabbed a broom and in the process hit her truck’s key fob, which sounded the alarm. The coyote slunk back into the brush and observed her as she threw rocks at it and yelled loudly, to no avail. It stayed for some time watching her. The coyote could be rabid.

The woman describes the coyote’s drool as smelling like foul meat and the fur as coarse and bristly. The drool was in her hair and took some time to wash out the smell. She does not inherently dislike coyotes and is an animal lover by nature, owns many pets and chickens, and was the former owner of a horse stable. There are several fences around her family’s property, in place to keep her pets safe, including an electric fence.

The woman called the police, who informed her that the animal control officer was not in. She has not heard from animal control.

October 31, 2015 UU Meetinghouse

From our FOB Melissa Cox. Please join the UU Church on Halloween night to watch The Phantom of the Opera while listening to Peter Krasinski on the pipe organ! The funds raised will go to benefit the Meetinghouse Preservation Fund. $15 General Admission $12 Seniors, Students, and free for 12 and under
Creative Costumes are encouraged!!

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Butternut Squash Risotto 


Butternut Squash Risotto    

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Every fall daughter Amanda requests this dish I created for her several years ago for lunch or dinner at least once a week! It can be served as a meal or side dish. In Italian homes Risotto is considered a traditional Italian comfort food. The combinations of cheeses in this recipe paired with the fall flavor of roasted butternut squash and creamy risotto is just as addicting as the traditional American comfort food Mac & Cheese.

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MISSING. Bluefin Tuna.

Have you seen me?

I’ve heard of the “elusive bluefin” but this is a first.

Mile Marker One at Cape Ann’s Marina Resort would love to get their friend, the bluefin tuna, back.  Evidently, he went missing at some point on Sunday.

They have stated that “there will be no questions asked” upon his safe return.

Did your roommate bring home some living room decor?  Did you walk outside and discover a fish out of water on your front lawn?  Maybe you saw a vehicle on the boulevard with a giant fish head sticking out the window?

Let’s hope he finds his way home.

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Diana Peck Submits Hornworm Poems

By Stanley Kunitz

Hornworm: Summer Reverie 

Here in caterpillar country
I learned how to survive
by pretending to be a dragon.
See me put on that look
of slow and fierce surprise
when I lift my bulbous head
and glare at an intruder.
Nobody seems to guess
how gentle I really am,
content most of the time
simply to disappear
by melting into the scenery.
Smooth and fatty and long,
with seven white stripes
painted on either side
and a sharp little horn for a tail,
I lie stretched out on a leaf,
pale green on my bed of green,
munching, munching.


Hornworm: Autumn Lamentation

Since thatfirst morning when I crawled
into the world, a naked grubby thing,
and found the world unkind,
my dearest faith has been that this
is but a trial: I shall be changed.
In my imaginings I have already spent
my brooding winter underground,
unfolded silky powdered wings, and climbed
into the air, free as a puff of cloud
to sail over the steaming fields,
alighting anywhere I pleased,
thrusting into deep tubular flowers.

It is not so: there may be nectar
in those cups, but not for me.
All day, all night, I carry on my back
embedded in my flesh, two rows
of little white cocoons,
so neatly stacked
they look like eggs in a crate.
And I am eaten half away.

If I can gather strength enough
I’ll try to burrow under a stone
and spin myself a purse
in which to sleep away the cold;
though when the sun kisses the earth
again, I know I won’t be there.
Instead, out of my chrysalis
will break, like robbers from a tomb,
a swarm of parasitic flies,
leaving my wasted husk behind.

Sir, you with the red snippers
in your hand, hovering over me,
casting your shadow, I greet you,
whether you come as an angel of death
or of mercy. But tell me,
before you choose to slice me in two:
Who can understand the ways
of the Great Worm in the Sky?


Community Stuff 10/10/15

Pathways- Cape Ann Families is seeking teen volunteers to serve as mentors to children ages 5 to 12 years. This one-on-one relationship can help strengthen self-esteem, improve academic performance and reduce isolation for children. Mentors participate in a 6 week training session on Thursday afternoons beginning November 5th. If interested, please contact Tanya Cornetta at or at 978-281-2400 ext. 692.

Tanya Cornetta LCSW

Cape Ann Families Social Worker


Eastern Point Day School is Now Accepting LATE ENROLLMENT for Pre-K

New to the area? Feeling like your children might finally be ready for Preschool? Come check out what we have to offer at Eastern Point Day School! Our Pre-K program is currently accepting LATE ENROLLMENT. 

Call us at 978-283-1700 or email at to schedule a tour or get more information about our Pre-K program!

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Eastern Point Day School, Pre-K through Grade 8, is a non-profit, community-based school that provides an exceptional educational and developmental experience in a kind, caring, and inspiring environment.  

The Eastern Point Day School experience includes:

  • Kind, caring environment where all people treat each other with dignity and respect
  • Small class size, individualized instruction
  • Academic excellence
  • Thematic teaching and learning with emphasis on curriculum integration
  • Multi-age classrooms and flexible grouping 
  • Creative thinking, problem solving, teamwork
  • Off-site experiential learning and partners
  • Enrichment – Art, Creative Movement, Theatre Arts, Music, Physical Education, Spanish 
  • Extended Day programs until 5:00 p.m. 
  • Academic and enrichment programs and activities for home school families
  • Affordable tuition and sibling discounts