Dry Ice for Spooky Halloween Special Effects

Joey – we’re helping make Halloween a Spooking Celebration:
Halloween Special – 5# of dry ice for $25.00!  Creating eerie fog!
Just – Fill a container with hot water and drop 3 to 4 pellets of dry
ice every 10 to 15 minutes!
Happy Halloween from the Coolest Guys & Gals !
Open Weekdays 8 am – 4 pm.  Saturday, Halloween, October 31st, from 9 am
– 1 pm.
Cape Pond Ice Company, 104 Commercial Street, Fort Wharf, Gloucester
tel. 978-283-0174

Scott Memhard
Cape Pond Ice Company



CRANE Gloucester Harbor Environmental Clean up -3 ©Kim Smith 2015The scheduled clean up by National Grid has begun at the site of the former Gloucester Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP). An area has been cordoned off however, Maritime Gloucester is fully operational and accessible and there is a crew working onboard the Schooner Adventure.

Geoff DeckebachGeoff Deckebach, Schooner Adventure’s lead shipwright, works unfazed on ship’s improvements.

CRANE Gloucester Harbor Environmental Clean up ©Kim Smith 2015

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National Grid has created a website to provide the public with information about the environmental remediation project in and adjacent to Gloucester’s Inner Harbor.

“From 1854 until 1952, the former Gloucester Gas Light Company (GGLC) operated a facility along the Gloucester waterfront to convert coal and oil into manufactured gas. Compounds from this Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) operation are present below the ground surface along portions of Harbor Loop and Rogers Street and in the harbor. This area is referred to as the former MGP Site and includes both upland and marine areas in and along Gloucester’s Inner Harbor.Aerialslider_cropped

Portions of the United States Coast Guard Gloucester Station, Solomon Jacobs Park, a commercial property owned by National Grid, commercial properties associated with fish processing, cold storage, retail operations, and portions of city streets are located within the upland areas of the Site. The marine area of the Site includes piers, floating docks, and other structures associated with some of the waterfront properties along Harbor Loop, as well as portions of the Federal Navigation Channel. Studies have confirmed the MGP Site does not pose a risk to current occupants on any of these properties or to members of the public.

As required by state environmental cleanup regulations (i.e., the Massachusetts Contingency Plan), National Grid is proposing to conduct cleanup (“remediation”) activities in both the upland and marine portions of the former MGP Site. Various state agencies, including the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Office, have or will review and approve the remediation approach.” READ MORE HERE


Upcoming Events at Floating Lotus Gloucester

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The Relaxed Awareness Program with Mari Minkel. This a free mindfulness and stress management class. Free Gift from Floating Lotus Gloucester, 169 Main St. Get your free tickets to register for this event online http://www.floatinglotus.net or at Floating Lotus locations.

Halloween Dance Party
Saturday, October 31 at 8:00pm


Come celebrate Haloween here at the Floating Lotus Gloucester! Put on your costume and your dancing shoes to groove to the sounds of Funk Du Jour. The festivities commence at 8:00 p.m. $10 tickets at the door which will be raffled for a chance to win a $50 Floating Lotus gift certificate. There will also be a $50 gift certificate for best costume! Can’t wait to see you all there!

Treat or Treat on Main Street Saturday, 4:00- 6:00

From our friend Patty at Premier Imprints. 

We have 24 shops participating in the Main Street Trick or Treat.  See you down on Main Street.  Make sure you dress up.

Harbor Cove Dental

TBT Post


Pop Gallery

Premier Imprints

Cafe Bishco

Cafe Sicilia

Cape Ann Olive Oil

The Bookstore

Mark Adrian

Kids Unlimited

The Raven

The Weathervane

Floating Lotus

Toodeloos! and Island Art

Village Silversmith

Main St. Arts & Antiques

Harbor Goods


Estate Buyers



The Cave

Blue River Diamond

October 31, 2014 Thomas the Tank Engine

Pet of the Week – Stack


Stack is the name! I am a handsome young guy with a fresh new hairdo. It certainly put some pep in my step!  Oh well. I am definitely the kind of guy who likes to enjoy all of the wonderful things life has to offer, I like to find the sunny spot on the couch to take a nap, and let the wind blow my ears in the breeze.   Being an adult rescue and not knowing my history I am looking for a family with older children.  Stop by the shelter to meet me or one of my furry friends!


Visit www.capeannanimalaid.org for more information about Stack and all the other animals waiting for homes here at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter.

Rusty+Ingrid Studio Grand Opening—Nov. 1st

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Rusty and Ingrid Creative Company will celebrate the grand opening of their new Printmaking Studio and Gallery with an evening of printing demonstrations, children’s activities, and refreshments.

The opening of their beautifully appointed studio-gallery represents a landmark in the growth of this Gloucester-based fine art company. Since 2012, Rusty and Ingrid Kinnunen, a married artist couple, have steadily built their business from their small central Gloucester condominium by hand printing limited-edition silkscreen prints and selling them online and at art fairs and retailers all over New England. Now, charting their own path in the Cape Ann art scene, they are expanding their business and welcoming the public into their unique, visitor-friendly storefront studio on Lexington Avenue in Magnolia.

The Grand Opening events will include:

  • Studio tours
  • Screen printing demonstrations
  • Children’s art activities from 3–5pm
  • The debut of a new Gloucester print design
  • Special one-day discounts on artwork and frames

Rusty and Ingrid Creative Company is located at 31 Lexington Avenue in Gloucester. The Grand Opening event will be Sunday, November 1st, from 3–9 PM. The gallery is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-7 PM or by chance. More info is available at: www.rustyandingrid.com


Tendercrop Farm at Canaan in Wenham

I don’t know about you, but for YEARS I have been driving to Tendercrop Farm in Newbury for a variety of things.  A long time ago it was for dried flower and the perfect basket.  Later it would be for fruits and veggies….maybe some great bread and some soup.  Once the boys came along, it’d be to see the animals, pick out pumpkins, and even, a couple of times, pick out our Christmas Tree.

While the drive is gorgeous, it is a bit of a hike.  So, imagine my thrill (exciting life I realize) when I heard that they were opening a second location in Wenham.  Just minutes from my work!

We had the opportunity to stop there on Saturday…after hockey of course.  In addition to some massive pumpkins and a couple of smaller ones, we got some swiss chard for the rabbit, some berries for the boys, and some crackers and horseradish cheddar dip for the Patriots game.  I practiced some serious restraint because I wanted about 50 more things.

Tendercrop Farm at Canaan can be found right on Route 1A in Wenham…just past Wenham Lake and the Beverly line.

Here is the link to their Newbury location   http://www.tendercropfarm.com/