Bridget Mathews Shares Her Fireball Apple Cider Jell-O Shot and Eggnog Shot Recipes!

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Last night “Comere” Bridget Mathews prepared Fireball Apple Cider Jell-O Shots and Eggnog Shots for my Annual Boxwood Tree/Wine Tasting Holiday Party for friends and family. Both were a huge hit and everyone asked her to share the recipe. Today Bridget sent the recipe in to share! If your looking for a festive, Delicious ADULT Treat to serve at your next holiday party definitely make one of these recipes!  


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Eggnog Pudding Shots



2 small boxes vanilla pudding

2 cups eggnog

2 cups Whipped Cream Vodka

1 teaspoon Nutmeg


1   mix together pudding and eggnog

2  fold in 1/2 small container of cool whip*Note~ the cool whip will thicken mixture

3  Carefully spoon mixture into small serving cups: garnish with whipped cream and light sprinkling nutmeg before serving

*Note~ Adult Treat Contains Alcohol


Fireball Apple Cider Jell-O Shots


2 sm boxes Jolly Rancher green apple Jell-O

2 cups apple cider


1   mix apple cider and Jell-O in small sauce pan; stir until Jell-O dissolves completely bring to boil; remove from heat

2  add 2 cups fireball whiskey; mix well

3 carefully fill shot cup size cups; refrigerate until Jell-O sets: aprox 5-6 hours

*Note~ Adult Treat Contains Alcohol


Lobster trap buoy tree KIDS BUOY painting all week

Cat Ryan submits-

Hi Joey-
Cool interactive gateway this year on Cape Ann Art Haven lobster trap design! Great photo op for everybody.

If we ever have buoy overflow –or enough requests and funding– wouldn’t it be great to hang the buoys with the wreaths downtown?  We used to have gold buoys with the wreaths.

The wreaths at the train station and along Railroad Avenue look wonderful this year with the new sidewalk.




Consultant Elizabeth Keithline of Wheel Arts Administration will seek community feedback on a draft statement on the future of public art for Gloucester and will discuss possible policy recommendations at a public meeting on Monday, December 7, at 7:00 pm at City Hall, 9 Dale Avenue, Gloucester. The public is encouraged to attend.

Per order of Mayor Theken, following community discussions about public art in Gloucester, the City and the Committee For the Arts hired consultant Keithline to gather information and make recommendations on a public art policy. In order to accurately begin to formulate what this policy should contain, Keithline asked to hear from Gloucester residents about the following questions: Continue reading “PUBLIC MEETING ON PUBLIC ART POLICY TONIGHT AT 7PM”

Help Wanted


Local Job:

Recruiting Coordinator located at Varian via Yoh Staffing:

or send resume to:



Project Adventure in N. Beverly is hiring!

We are looking for a development person, trainers/consultants, sales people and challenge course builders.

Please submit your resume to for consideration.


Database Research Associate for National Nonprofit Organization
NeedyMeds, a leading online national resource dedicated to increasing public awareness about using healthcare assistance programs, is looking for people who are interested in making a difference in the lives of those who are seeking help managing healthcare expenses. If you are the kind of person who gets a sense of fulfillment in helping others, then you are the kind of person that this national nonprofit is seeking.
The full-time Database Research Associate position focuses on keeping databases current and exploring the Internet for adding new programs to the vast resources on the NeedyMeds website. The position 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. We offer flexible hours, excellent benefits and advancement opportunities.
Bilingual Spanish/English is a plus
Required skills are:
Excellent, current computer skills (Mac-based office)
Strong written skills
Flexibility in switching tasks
Good communication skills on the phone
Comfort with working on databases
Comfort with repetitive tasks
Accuracy with data entry
Competency with researching on Internet
Pleasant demeanor
Mature outlook
Team player
Reliable and dependable transportationReply by email to with attached cover letter and resume and subject line: GMG Job Posting.
Starting pay: $12/hr with 60-day review and annual reviews thereafter.


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The Gloucester Fisherman’s Wives Association is in the process of setting up a fund to help David Sutherland’s Family, as well as the two Orin C crew members who were rescued. Money may be given to the Sutherland Children’s Fund at TD Bank at 2 Harbor Loop. Clothing for the crewmen and age appropriate Christmas gifts for David’s children and grandchild may also be dropped off at TD Bank. The Sutherland children are daughter Lea, age 16, Scott age 13, and daughter Larissa, the mom of baby Franklin.

Community Photos 12/7/15

Hi Joe,

      I was up through Gloucester last weekend of November, and finally stopped at this turn in the road I’ve been wanting to stop at…so pretty at Stubby Knowles Landing. Thought I might share these with you. Gayle White

Manchester Tree Lighting From Alice Gardner


The Coast Guard on the Greasy Pole this morning at Endicott College Gloucester From Richard G. Weissman

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Kent Circle Tree Lighting 2015 – Photos from Anthony Marks

Who is this handsome man? When the days go by

Cat Ryan submits-

Hi Joey,

Charles and George received some fun photos and stories about the Gloucester High School cadets program. Here’s a challenge. Local prize for first correct responses.

Who is this cadet with Brando brows and cleaned up coif? Does anyone have any information about the GHS graduation photographer and year?

cadet mystery man

When was the uniform in the color photo worn at Gloucester High School? 

Good Morning Gloucester and the Gloucester Daily Times spread the word about the Gloucester High School Civil War coat that needs restoration. Charles and George set up a youcaring site for anyone who wants to donate on line. Due to their age (6th grade) they themselves don’t have Facebook, but others have been sharing for them! They want to get back to it in January, “because no one wants to do raise money in December.” Money collected will go directly to the Gloucester fund and then on to a textile conservator through the Committee for the Arts.

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Community Stuff 12/7/15

Matt Casey writes-

Does everyone know that JD Meyers in Magnolia is cooking from the old Patio Restaurant’s Menu?!
Its great!

There’s an announcement that there will be a suburban wildlife education lecture at City Hall on January 11 with the snow date of February 1 at 7 PM. Speakers will include Chief Campanello, Mayor Romeo Theken, representatives from fisheries and wildlife, and environmental police officers. The forum will focus on coyotes and other animals that we live with on Cape Ann.

2015 Grand Illumination of the Hospice Tree of Lights

December 7, 2015, 5:00 pm

BankGloucester, 160 Main Street, Gloucester, MA  01930

Come celebrate the holiday season with the Grand Illumination of the Hospice Tree of Lights with a reception to follow in BankGloucester’s lobby. The “Tree of Lights” memory tree is a meaningful way to remember loved ones while supporting the mission of Care Dimensions. Sponsoring a light is easy…just visit Happy Holidays!

2015 poster