Introducing Cape Ann Power Yoga!

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Cape Ann Power Yoga is now open in Brown’s Mall in Downtown Gloucester. We teach Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga in a clean and heated (90-95 degrees) room with a view to the sky and out to the harbor. When you come to class you can expect to breathe, move, sweat, work, stretch, and let go of things that you have been holding on to. You can expect to be challenged – and that means that you’re getting stronger and actually improving yourself, not just thinking or talking about it. You’ll be practicing next to construction workers, secretaries, veterans, yoga teachers, mountain bikers, surfers, runners, weightlifters, teenagers, octogenarians, and a guy named Dirt.


That’s Dirt on the right. He loves power yoga.

Our teachers are all well trained to give inspiration to experienced yoga practitioners and guidance to beginners. Power yoga is safe, fun, and challenging. If you practice a lot it will change your life…

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IMG_1497Thank you David for sending this story, not only special because you are a wonderful teacher sharing your talent, but also a tremendous ambassador for Gloucester!




DAVID WRITES, Over the years I have taught wood carving to many folks from all over the United States.  They have also come down from Canada as well as up from Mexico. This week I had the good fortune to have a student from South Korea. Jae Sun Chu who just retired as an engineer for a ship building company with 50,000 employees spent the week with us. He now wants to dedicate his time to becoming proficient in wood carving and traveled on a 18 hour flight to get to our Gloucester and my teaching studio. It was a week of very interesting conversations, exchanging info on current events as well as cultural interests and differences from different points of view. While he was carving, his wife was a tourist visiting all the hot spots on Cape Ann. Jae Sun is pictured below on the right along with Gloria, another student from New York.  He leaves for his homeland tomorrow and his next stop is a workshop with a carver from Thailand in November.

Warm regards,
Calvo Studio
235 East Main St
Gloucester, MA  01930
Tel. 978-283-0231


David Calvo Studio Photos

Eyewitness Gaza

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On Sunday, October 25, the North Shore Coalition for Peace and Justice (NSCPJ) together with the Cape Ann Forum, will present Eyewitness Gaza: From Disaster to Resilience with Alice Rothchild,  at Gloucester City Hall, 9 Dale Avenue, Gloucester, from 3-5 pm.


Alice Rothchild is a physician, activist, filmmaker, author of “Broken Promises, Broken Dreams,” and producer of the documentary film, “Voices Across the Divide.”


Dr. Rothchild visited the Gaza Strip in March 2015 with a medical delegation as part of broader Israel/Palestine visits.  She will share information, images, and impressions of the destruction caused by the Israeli invasion of 2014 and the extraordinary resilience that she encountered, as well as the ongoing siege conditions.


Learn how people currently confined in the Gaza Strip – from farmers to psychiatrists – try to rebuild their lives amidst such extreme devastation and political challenges.


Explore the question:  Can the root causes of the conflict be addressed, or is the next deadly outbreak of violence only a matter of time?


The North Shore Coalition for Peace and Justice is a coalition of groups and individuals from the communities of the North Shore of Massachusetts.  The coalition came together in the winter-spring of 2001 to support activities of North Shore groups working for peace and justice and to initiate North Shore-wide peace actions.


The Cape Ann Forum is an independent, non-partisan community organization, founded in 2001 to increase public understanding of national and international issues and their connection to people at the local level. Speakers act as catalysts to foster free-wheeling dialogue and debate.


This event is also co-sponsored by the First Universalist Church of Essex, Jewish Voice for Peace, Boston, Merrimack Valley People for Peace, Salem Peace Committee, Unitarian Universalist Society of Rockport, and Veterans for Peace  Samantha Smith Chapter 45.


The event is free and open to the public.  Please join us.  For more information, call 978-283-5030.

Here’s a great new way to appreciate the local art scene

Rick Gadbois just put this site up ( and thought it would be great to tell people about it via good morning gloucester.


Receiving help from Montserrat College Of Art, Jeff Weaver, and Susan Albiero, we have kicked off this Cape Ann fine arts listing site, the initial project features four artists and 75 or so pieces of artwork.  It  a mobile friendly web site that serves as a self guided tour, bringing you to the location of each piece of art or historic artifact. The focus is not so much the site, but getting people out and about to explore the area via art & history.   I am intending to grow the site over time with help from Montserrat college, and any others that would like to be involved.

Crow Fest -Saturday 10/24/15 at Common Crow

CrowFestJoin us for a day long celebration of fall’s harvest at Common Crow Natural Market on Eastern Avenue! Live music in our backyard with Treehouse Charlatan, Brian King and more! Food demos, free samples, giveaways, community tables, art & family activities, herb and wellness classes, chair massages and 15% off storewide all day! A way of saying thank you to YOU, our incredible customers, for an amazing first summer season in our new digs.

Schedule of Events:
9am Bike Brigade
Road Bikes meet Jim Dowd at Niles Beach, Gloucester for Guided Ride to Store; Mountain Bikes meet Erin Canniff at Dock Square, Rockport for Guided Ride through South Woods

10am Crow Fest Begins
Cider Press Demonstration and Fresh Cider Sampling by Essex County Greenbelt;Community Tables with Cape Ann Farmers Market, Rockport Exchange, Open Door, Cape Ann Fresh Catch, Salt Marsh Poultry Farm, Cape Ann Vernal Pools Reptile Display; Vendor Demos and Storewide Samples & Giveaways All Day!

10 -11 Music
Bonnie Barrish & Jane Shapiro

10-12 Kid & Family Art Activity
Coco Berkman & Rocky Delforge Printmaking Station

11am Wellness
Family Plant Walk with Dr. Nicole Andrade

12-1pm Music
Drumming with John Holland & Lisa Bouchie

12-2pm Wellness
Common Crow Medicine Show with owner Pat Towler

12-4pm Kid & Family Art Activity
Crow Mural painting with Tina Lamond

1pm Family Activity
John Mahaney of Gloucester Uechi Karate Academy
Karate Demonstration and Instruction

1-2pm Wellness
Guided Ayurvedic Shopping Tour with Angela Corcoran

1-2pm Music
Brian King with Mike Leggio

2-4pm Wellness
Complimentary Chair Massage by Karen Lohnes

2-4pm Wellness
Meet the Herbalist with Margi Flint

2-4pm Music
Treehouse Charlatans

Chicken Guadalajara



Chicken Guadalajara

My favorite dish on the menu at “The Boarder Café” is Chicken Guadalajara. Last week I was inspired to create this recipe after sadly missing the turn into the Boarder Café parking lot at their Saugus Route One location. Rush hour traffic had both north and south bound traffic backed up for miles, making it an easy decision not to attempt turning around. Craving the heavenly flavors of this dish, I headed straight to Market Basket to pick up a few key ingredients I knew I didn’t have on hand at home. Within 45 minutes of walking in the door my favorite Boarder dish was recreated and served to the family. It tasted amazing! Everyone gave it a double thumbs up!!  

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Lucas Baisch’s A Measure of Normalcy at the Gloucester Stage!

A World Premiere by

Gloucester Stage’s 2015 Playwriting Apprentice

Gloucester Stage proudly presents the world premiere of Lucas Baisch’s A Measure of Normalcy from October 22 through November 1 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Developed as part of the Gloucester Stage 2015 Apprentice Playwriting Program, A Measure of Normalcyfollows an array of lost souls as they straggle inside a quickly emptying Midwestern mini-mall. In the bleak late summer nineteen-year-old Casey Calloway works the food court tending to her burrito stand while Ari, Casey’s cousin, runs a shifty business out of their grandmother’s basement. The arrival of Gus, the new-hire, incites an unveiling of secrets within this stagnant community. Filled with balloon animals, cartoon flashbacks, cheap raps, and hallucinogenic gecko feces, this dark comedy questions what it means to be “normal” in a place of overwhelming simplicity.

PLaywright_Lucas_Baisch_EditedPlaywright Lucas Baisch

For more information continue reading and visit the Gloucester Stage Company website here to purchase tickets.


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Three Guesses As To Who Had A Hand In Building The Awesome Mystery GMG Sign

I’m really not sure how much I could thank the person/s involved in putting this thing together but I’m going to give daily guesses til I figure it out.

Guess # 1 David Calvo.


Reason- David naturally works with wood and has been a FOB for a while.  He was one of my original suspects but yesterday’s comment he left on the post- “What happened?  It wasn’t there this morning.” Leads me to believe he could be involved.  The sign was installed under Captain Joe and Sons sign under the cover of darkness and taken down before noon.  It was there when I got to work in the morning.  The photo we took was with the sign in the office.  So how did he know it had been displaced?   hmmmm  This places him in the number one suspect slot.

Guess #2a and 2b Bex Borden with or without the help of Ed Collard


Bex if anyone saw her on the campaign trail knows by that Ace Hardware shirt she proudly wore during her campaign video as well as during the debate so she would have access to the type of hardware that was attached at the top of the sign.  Bex  is also very creative and not afraid of working with tools.  The reason I add in our long lost pal Ed Collard is because Ed is “The original” handyman and was working with Bex on her campaign for  ward 1.


Would you just look at all three photo suspects- all scream guilty as hell.

So there you go.  Anyone else care to venture a guess?


New Delhi Singer Subhadra Desai at the Annisquam Village Church Sunday October 25th

New Delhi singer/scholar Subhadra Desai, an artist with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations and All India Radio, brings a concert of Hindu devotional music to the Village Church on October 25, at the close of the morning worship service (after coffee, at 11:30).

A contemplative vocalist of Hindustani classical music, Desai has performed at prestigious Indian national festivals and other religious and academic forums. As a scholar of Sanskrit, she draws close to the wellsprings of Indian tradition. Her performance, with tabla and harmonium, reveal a purity of purpose and form. Familiar ragas become the vehicle for sacred texts, taking on a life of their own.

Desai honors the memory of Swami Vivekananda who spoke in 1893 at the Village Church when he came to the states to represent the east at the World Council of Religions, introducing Yoga to the west, as well.

Bring friends to join us for this rare and beautiful concert, free and open to all, midday on Sunday. Adobe Photoshop PDF

Crafters Needed for the Rockport PTO Holiday Fair

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Cape Ann Community


The Rockport PTO is looking for crafters to sell their wares at the holiday fair scheduled for Saturday, November 14th.  We get a large amount of people attending from Rockport and neighboring towns who come with their families to participate in the activities and do some of their Christmas shopping so it is a great opportunity to showcase and sell your amazing creations.  The cost is $50 per table, no no raffles, bake sales or used items.

If you are interested please fill out the form: holidayfairflierregistration2015  and send it to Amy Kamm (email: or contact her at (978) 290-7891.

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