The Open Door Autumn Breakfast is Thursday, October 22

Hi Joey,

It is that time of year again! Thank you for helping us share the information a few weeks ago. Will you remind GMG readers that The Open Door Autumn Breakfast is Thursday, October 22, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Cruiseport Gloucester? We will kick off the Thanksgiving Food Drive season with this gathering of community spirit and goodwill.

RSVP at by October 21.

Thanks for helping us get the word out!

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Niaz Dorry from NAMA gave the audience at the Rockport Harvesfest seafood throwdown a stellar demonstration on how to clean squid. I can’t post all the Instagrams here on GMG but you can go to my Instagram page to see the series.

Squid is very easy to clean and to cook and I love to order it out too. One of our favorite Gloucester restaurants for calamari is the Cape Ann Brew Pub, where it is always fried to crisp perfection and never rubbery from overcooking. Where ever I have tried squid in Rhode Island, they almost always serve it with bright yellow banana peppers. Does anyone know if any of our local restaurants serve squid with banana peppers?

Niaz Dorry is the director of the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance. She lives in Gloucester with her dog Hailey. You can read more about her work with NAMA and why Time Magazine named her “Hero for the Planet” on the organization’s website here.


A splendid way to spend a Saturday afternoon with friends and family enjoying the bounty and beauty of local harvests! 

Dahlias Rockport Harvest Fest ©Kim Smith 2015Roving Radishes Dahlias

Rockport Harvestfest puppet show ©Kim Smith 2015Puppet show particpants with Nichole’s Finn, second from right

Dora tevan ©Kim Smith 2015Rockport Sea Serpent with costume assistance from puppeteer Dora Tevan

Rockport Harvestfest ©Kim Smith 2015Preparing squid demonstration by Niaz Dorry

Squid quills ©Kim Smith 2015JPGSquid quills

Eric Hutchins Rockport Harvestfest ©Kim Smith 2015Eric Hutchins’s miniature horse

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Charlene Delaney is This Weeks GMG Cook!


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Photo submitted by Charlene Delaney

Charlene writes~
 Tonight’s dinner another inspired by Felicia Ciaramitaro Mohan. Turn out great like all her recipes. Pasta with Ham & Peas. My biggest challenge is cutting recipe for one.


Thank you for the kind words! Looks like you did a fine job of cutting the recipe down for one …it looks delicious! Happy Cooking





Soft n’ Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars


Who Got The Milk?


Soft n’ Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars


Click Read More for Sista Felicia Step-by-Step Recipe Details

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Beyond Measure initial screening

Hi Joey!

Waldorf School at Moraine Farm is one of approximately 20 educational institutions in the country offering this initial screening of Beyond Measure: Rescuing an Overscheduled, Overtested, Underestimated Generation from the director of critically acclaimed Race to Nowhere, Vicki Abeles. The screening is FREE Thursday, October 22 @ 7pm.

All are welcome to witness a positive picture of what’s possible in American education when communities decide they’re ready for change.  I was on a conference call with Vicki yesterday and I think she hit it out of the park again.  Time Magazine is currently working on a feature piece of this movie.  Interviews with internationally-known leaders in education, child development, creativity, motivation and academic equity are supported by real life examples of what’s working for schools all over the country. Change can be driven from the ground up.  This important movie shows us how.

Waldorf School at Moraine Farm, 701 Cabot St. (Rt 97), Beverly, MA (near the N. Beverly shopping plaza, off of exit 20A)

If you would share this with your readers it may be of some real benefit.





Members of the Cape Ann Skating Club join Nancy Kerrigan’s Halloween on Ice Show

Members of the Cape Ann Skating Club join Nancy Kerrigan’s Halloween on Ice Show

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From left: Schoonover, Kosiak and Stanwood at their first rehearsal of Halloween on Ice

Three members of the Cape Ann Skating Club ( will be skating with Nancy Kerrigan’s Halloween on Ice show in Manchester NH this weekend.

Local skaters Sydney Kosiak, 14, of Beverly; Natalie Schoonover, 12, of Ipswich; and Ella Stanwood, 13, of Wenham, will skate in the Oct. 18 performance at the Manchester, New Hampshire, Verizon Wireless Center.In addition to Kerrigan, the tour features Johnny Weir, Kurt Browning and other past champions and fan favorites. Other highlights include a costume contest and a VIP post-show meet-and-greet. Kosiak, Schoonover and Stanwood have skated together for more than five years with the Cape Ann Skating Club in Gloucester and other local rinks.

The Cape Ann Skating Club is a local nonprofit organization that supports recreational and competitive skating. The Club offers learn to skate programs for hockey and figure skaters of all age groups. Group lessons are Saturdays at noon and Tuesdays at 6 at the Talbot Rink at O’Maley Middle School. For more information, visit: For information and tickets to Halloween on Ice:


Congratulations to Lisa Smith, celebrating tens years of her dedicated service to the Cape Ann Community. Lisa has not only been the producer, director, and content creator for thousands of hours of Cape Ann community service through her work at Cape Ann TV, she has also taught countless members how to use the station’s recording equipment and how to edit. Thank you Lisa for all that you do for our community.

Happy to beat the traffic, I caught the end of the celebration and was able to get this quick snapshot before the remaining guests headed home.

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