Pics from Rededication Event at 3 Page St, Gloucester, Sunday, 10/11

Hi Joey and everyone,
My husband and I thought you’d enjoy these pics from the re-dedication on Sunday of the “Trail of Thai Royalty” plaque
that is now re-installed at 3 Page Street. The Children in the photo are from Thailand, and performed a traditional Thai
dance as part of the festivities, which included speeches, traditional Thai prayers, song, dance and foods.
Amy (Shapiro-) and Ed Kaznocha






(Delaware)OurRedCottage,Lilacs[1]Red Cottage is located on East Main Street, across from the entrance to Rocky Neck, and is still painted red!

Beautifully curated by Martha Oaks, from museums around the nation, the exhibit comprises a stellar collection of canvases painted by John Sloan (1871-1951) during the five summers he spent on Cape Ann. I know how much everyone enjoys Hopper’s Houses and it is a joy to see scenes of our community expressed through the eye and brush strokes of Sloan, one of our country’s most celebrated early 20th century painters, and a leader in the Ash Can School of painting.

As was I, you will be thoroughly delighted by the approximately three dozen paintings of our neighborhood, scenes of Gloucester’s Main Street, Rocky Neck sunflowers, the former US government fish hatchery on Ten Pound Island, the trolley along East Main Street, fashions and sentiments of the period, and a wealth more of Gloucester captured in the midst of everyday life during the transitional years of the first World War.

Image: John Sloan (1871-1951), Sunflowers, Rocky Neck, 1914. Oil on canvas. Gift of Alfred Mayor and Martha M. Smith, 2008. [2008.14]

“A Landscape is a Portrait of Place” ~ Sunflowers by John Sloan

Of the approximately 1200 canvases painted by Sloan, 300 are of Cape Ann. One of my favorites of the favorites is Red Cottage, summer home to he and his wife Dolly during the artist’s highly productive Cape Ann years.

Sloan - Our Red Cottage

Red Cottage and Daniel Gill Fisherman House, Built 1847

John Sloan Red Cottage Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2015

I’ll return to take a photo of Red Cottage in prettier light, rather than today’s sunny high noon skies.

John Sloan Gloucester Days runs through the end of November. The last lecture in the series of three, Passing through Gloucester: John Sloan between City and Country will be presented by Michael Lobel on Friday October 30th. For more information visit the Cape Ann Museum website.


Our Red Cottage, Lilacs, 1917 Oil on canvas. Delaware Art Museum. Gift of Helen Farr Sloan, 2000. © 2015 Delaware Art Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

John Sloan (1871–1951), Sunflowers, Rocky Neck, 1914. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Cape Ann Museum. Gift of Alfred Mayor and Martha M. Smith, 2008. ©2015 Delaware Art Museum/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

John Sloan (1871–1951), Our Red Cottage, 1916. Oil on canvas. Private Collection. ©2015 Delaware Art Museum/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.



Help Wanted…


Seacoast Nursing & Rehab in Gloucester is actively seeking both full and part time Dietary Aides. Day (8 hour shifts) and Evening (4:30-8:30PM) shifts available. Join our customer service oriented team! Kitchen experience helpful but will train the right candidates. Evening shifts ideal for high school students. Excellent benefits

If interested and/or for more information

Contact Paul Spinola- Director of Culinary and Hospitality at 978-283-0300 ext. 111


NeedyMeds, Inc., a national nonprofit located in Gloucester, seeks two positions for employment: 1) Call Center/Helpline Representative/Research Associate and 2) Database Research Associate/Administrative Assistant.
The Call Center/Helpline Representative position is a part-time position with the possibility of becoming full-time. The Helpline Representative part requires assisting our helpline callers in finding and utilizing resources on the NeedyMeds’ website. As Call Center Representative, the position entails answering questions about specific programs and processing applications. The position also involves daily updating of database(s) and research.

The full-time Database Research Associate/Administrative Assistant position involves daily updating of several databases and performing research for new programs, which requires strong computer skills, paying attention to details, accuracy and comfort with making phone calls. The position also requires assisting in daily administrative duties and occasionally adding support for special projects.

 Contact: Robin Hoffman
978-281-6666    Business


Salon One 

We are looking for a licensed Experienced professional with an established clientele, who is talented, reliable, self-motivated, independent and will be a good Team Player.
We expect you to be able to cut, style, color, highlight and all the rest leaving clients entirely pleased.

This is a FULL TIME position.

Please call to schedule an interview at 978-479-9185 or 978-281-4112 (Tuesday-Saturday) or stop by the salon (267 Main Street Gloucester, MA 01930) with your resume and a list of professional references (including name, job title, company, and contact information)



Want to join the CleanPro team?

Cleaning Technician at CleanPro, full-time position.

We can be reached at 978-281-3939 or



Lanesville Plum Cove Grind is hiring!

One of our top indie coffee shops of Gloucester

Part time position 20 hours a week

If you like coffee, pastries, customers…contact owner Meredith



Looking for a Part Time gig as a Host/Busser?

Foreign Affairs in Manchester, MA

Contact Kim at 978-704-9568 for details



Are you a Nail Tech looking for a place to settle in to?

Styles on Main  220 Main st, Gloucester

Contact Meghan for details

978-865-3287 or email


Know a business that is hiring? Drop it in the comment section and we will add to the post!

Will someone from Wildlife please allocate some goddamned money to study the Coyotes?

Listen I don’t care if you’re one of these Coyote sympathizers who would rather see a human eaten than a coyote put down or if you are a Coyote hater who thinks that we can eradicate and remove them one by one and relocate them. -I consider both factions equally crazy on the crazy meter.

But the fact of the matter is that there’s bananaland amounts of money being spent on counting fish.  I’m pretty sure we have more people counting how many fish that are being landed than we actually have fishermen fishing for fish.

So how about we carve out just a smidgen of money to track the explosion in the past 8 years of coyotes living among us.  We had the coyote that had to be shot down at East Gloucester Elementary School and now this attack on Eastern Point.  Every single year there are more and more of them around us.

I’m not saying that we gotta round em up and kill em or relocate them, but I wouldn’t mind some benchmarks or some studying.

Oh, here it is, The National Marine Fisheries Service 2016 Proposed budget- A Mere $990,121,000.00

Isn’t it about time we get some money together to study the coyotes and figure out what the heck is going on?

The People At En Vogue Salon Did Something Really awesome For A Close fOB Yesterday


The way they helped our friend who they’d never met before is all I need to know about the type of caring people they are.

Big time thanks from the GMG Family.

Check them out on Facebook here-

A GoPro Tour of Rockport

After riding our bikes through town on Monday the boys decided that it’d be fun to sport the GoPro and video the same route for some of our friends who are missing home. So, we hopped in the Jeep and the boys took turns strapping on the GoPro.  Clearly not the best footage ever, but if you love living in Rockport, if you are missing Rockport, if you hope to visit Rockport, or if you want friends to come visit you in Rockport….this little child’s eye tour might be the medicine the doctor ordered.

From our driveway on Smith Road, past Old Garden Beach, down Atlantic Avenue, onto T Wharf, through town, down Bearskin Neck, past the new and improved breakwater, back down the Neck, up Main Street, by Front Beach, and landing at Back Beach we present “Rockport: Our Little Town.”

Guest Appearances by Kenny Porter and the Crew at Roy Moore Lobster Co….and one lobster.