Does anyone have an extra copy of the latest issue of the Cape Ann Community Connection phone book (2015-2016)? My friend Dawn noticed that it is my photo on the cover of her copy and she texted the snapshot below. I forgot to give my husband a heads up and in his zealousness to recyle, I think ours may have ended up in the bin. Please comment in the comment section if you do have a copy you can spare. Thank you so much!IMG_8631


Filming at a peaceful location early one morning, this little guy nearly scared the bejesus out of me when he suddenly began to hurl himself against the inside walls of a nearby dumpster. He peered out and unaware of my presence, resumed desperately gnawing at the dumpster’s sliding door. Judging from the appearance of the door it looked as though he had been chewing all night long. Not wanting to get bit, I grabbed a stick and stood to the side while sliding the door open. He took his cue and flew out of the dumpster like a bat out of hell. Never a dull moment photographing wildlife!squirrel trapped in a dumpster©Kim Smith 2015


The Well Known & Loved Sound Healing

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Elaine SH (2)If you have not yet attended  Elaine O’Rourke’s Sound Healing Journey, put it on the top of your to do list for the New Year! This experience is hard to describe, and if you’ve been…you know what we mean. The description is below, but here are a few things we thought you should know before attending!

  1. There is NO  physical yoga involved. That’s right! You just lay down on your yoga mat, listen and hopefully become absorbed into the sound.
  2. Every one’s experience is different. Some people fall asleep, others feel like they are floating in and out. Some say they could feel the sounds moving through them.
  3. The sounds works at a deep cellular level which promotes healing.  People have had a decrease in aches and pains, reduced anxiety, better sleep. It has helped some to gain insight and clarity.
  4. You will leave this event feeling extremely relaxed, so…

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SeniorCare Annual Valentines Breakfast Fundraiser at The Gloucester House

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SeniorCare Inc. will hold its annual Valentine’s Day Breakfast Fundraiser Breakfast at The Gloucester House, located 63 Rogers Street in downtown Gloucester on Friday, February 12, 2016, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  Tickets are $12 per person and include a buffet breakfast. Tickets are available in advance by calling 978-281-1750 or may be purchased at the door. Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit SeniorCare’s Meals on Wheels program.

SeniorCare Inc.’s Meals on Wheels program brings a daily meal right to the door for frail and homebound elders, Monday through Friday. Menus are designed by nutrition experts to meet the needs of older adults and are prepared by a professional caterer.  In addition, homebound elders have a daily interaction with the delivery team—sometimes their only human contact that day.  SeniorCare currently delivers Meals on Wheels to more than 550 elders each day.  Annually, this means 136,216 home-delivered meals and 39,250 meals…

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The Dredging of Mill Pond, Rockport

If you are like many residents of Rockport and have such fond memories of growing up on… or watching your own children skate on…Mill Pond, please pay attention!

The Mill Pond is in dire need of being dredged before it all but disappears.  Please attend a very important meeting to hear more on Wednesday, January 13th at 7:00 pm in the Brenner Friends’ Room at the Rockport Public Library.

Follow this link to read more!


Here’s The Scoop On AJ’s At The Harbor Taking Over The Space Formerly Known As Cacciattore’s and Mooters Liquor Store

23 East Main Street Gloucester MA
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Happy New Year! I hope all is well with you and your family. Looks like you all had a nice holiday.

Chris and I were just up in your neck of the woods meeting with our new
restaurateurs — AJ and Chuck Gianakakis.  AJ’s at the Harbor will open in a couple of weeks and I think you and the other Gloucesterites will be very happy!  The Gianakakis family is best known for the White Cap Restaurant in Essex which they successfully ran for many years.  Grandson AJ wants to continue the tradition, so he and his dad, Chuck, are bringing their talents to 23 E. Main St.

Be on the lookout for them. They know that GMG is the place to go for an introduction to the community and will be reaching out to you when they are closer to opening day.  I think you’ll really enjoy getting to know them — they’re super friendly, really eager, talented and can’t wait to open their doors.