Don’t miss this fun, action packed day with the Motif 1 5k Race, circus performers, live music, farmer’s market, art, poetry and much, much more! The festivities begin at 9am, Saturday, May 21st. For more information and a complete schedule of events visit the Rockport Exchange website here.

Motif No. 1 Rockport MA copyright Kim Smith

Here’s hoping for a warm, sunny day for Motif No. 1 Day. Best wishes to Sarah Kelly and festival organizers for a smashingly successful event!!! 




After each Passports wine dinner, I think, how can they possibly top this? Last night’s menu surely took the cake!

The charming and knowledgeable Matt Rose presented a fine selection of East Coast wines from Bedell Wines of North Fork, Long Island, and with that theme in mind, Chef Eric Lorden, Jeremy, and company created a menu that was pure American and pure delish.

Where else can you go for a dinner of four sublimely delicious courses, each course paired with a different wine, outstanding and welcoming service, learn about new wines, and all for the amazingly reasonable price of $45.00??

Cell phone photos do not do this food justice, but at least you can get an idea.

Eric Lorden, if you are reading this, please add all these dishes to your daily menu!! 

IMG_8564First Course – Jeremy’s Clams Casino

FullSizeRender (61)Second Course – Pulled pork and fried oyster slider on grilled brioche

FullSizeRender (60)Third Course – Yankee pot roast, mashed root veggies, sauteed ramps

IMG_8604Fourth Course – Fresh strawberry shortcake

FullSizeRender (59)The rose was paired with the strawberry shortcake.

FullSizeRender (57)Matt Rose from Carolina Wines

Help wanted! Full time and Summer!



Andrew Kostka writes in:

Hi! My name is Andrew Kostka, over the summer I am running a house painting business through a company called ‘Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ This being said I am looking to hire hard working individuals to work for me. If you or anyone you know fits this description please call me at 508-284-2742 or email andrewcollegepainters@gmail.com


Inbound Call Center/Helpline Counselor/Database Research Associate (Gloucester)

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.

NeedyMeds offers information on many programs for people that need help paying for healthcare and prescription medication and runs a Call Center for specific programs and a Helpline for assisting callers looking for resources on NeedyMeds’ website, www.needymeds.org.

The position is for a full-time Call Center/Helpline Counselor/Database Research Associate. The Helpline Counselor position requires assisting our helpline callers in finding and utilizing resources on our website. As Call Center Counselor, the position entails answering questions about specific programs and processing applications. The position also involves daily updating of database(s) and research. The person will also occasionally add support for special projects.

Bilingual Spanish/English is a plus

Required skills are:

Excellent, current computer skills (Mac-based office)

Strong phone skills

Flexibility in switching tasks

Comfort with working on databases

Comfort with repetitive tasks

Accuracy with data entry

Competency with researching on Internet

Accuracy with information

Pleasant demeanor

Mature outlook

Team player

Reliable and dependable transportation

Flexible hours

Excellent benefits

compensation: Starting pay: $13/hr with 60-day review and annual reviews thereafter.

employment type: full-time

non-profit organization

Send resume and cover letter to: robin@needymeds.org with subject line “GMG Center Call Center”

Tomorrow (SAT) Miranda Russell Performs the Last Show at Beverly’s Larcom Theatre before it Closes

Miranda Russell and her band play a wide variety of repertoire from jazz to folk-rock invasion to contemporary gems. Critics routinely praise Miranda for her dynamic vocal range and unique treatments of celebrated songwriters such as Paul Simon, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, as well as standards from the American Songbook.  You will also hear at least one song from one of Miranda’s favorite artists: Prince.

Tickets are still left.  Best available seats are in the balcony.  Get Them Here.

The Band:
David Sparr – keyboards
Justin Piper – guitars
Joe Kessler – fiddle and mandolin
Dave Landoni – acoustic upright bass & bass guitar
Leo Ciaramitaro – drums

Special Guests:
Folk Singer Daisy Nell
Singer Cecelia Russell
A professional opera singer
Trumpeter Tom Palance

Note about the Larcom Theatre : The owners of the Larcom Theatre have put it up for sale. We are working to preserve this historic treasure as a performing arts venue rather than see it go condo. If you would like to help us in this endeavor, please call Vickie or Peter at 978.525.9093 or contact us here.

Manuel and Alexandrina Nunes – D.E.S. 2016 Mordomos


Father Jim Achadinha, Manuel and Alexandrina Nunes

Manuel and Alexandrina are the 2016 Mordomos for the DES Crowning Celebration.

They are also are sharing their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday.

The Crowning will be on Trinity Sunday May 22nd, Mass will be held at 11:45 at Our Lady of Good Voyage Church.

Come celebrate a 700 year old Portuguese tradition honoring the Feast of the Holy Spirit.

Calling All Poets! Open Mic in Rockport

A tradition of the Motif No.1 Day arts festival is to feature poets from Cape Ann and their work in a poetry reading, which takes place each year at 4pm.

This year the event is hosted by Christopher Anderson of the Eastern Point Lit House, and will take place in an open mic format. Poets and readers of all ages welcome. Come early for the other literary events at the festival (the Magnetic Poetry Slam, Book Spine Poetry, selections from Shakespeare presented by Cape Ann Shakespeare Troupe, and more) and stay for the Words Before Dinner Poetry Reading.


Click HERE for a general festival Schedule of Events.

Found Old Rocky Neck Photos From Wm Kensington’s GREAT GREAT GREAT Grandfather Augustus Story Wonson

Hey Joey, I found these today, my Great Great Great Grandfather is Augusts Story Wonson, you know 24 Wonson Street Rocky neck first home built and the famous “Paint Factory”  Enjoy and feel free to share… Best Regards. Wm Keniston


Now housing Sailor Stans!


Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 5/20/16


Cape Ann Community

Welcome To Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board

Joey C

A place where non-profit Cape Ann organizations can post press releases directly and then those press releases will be reposted to http://www.goodmorninggloucester.com . This is not an advertising space for businesses, fitness or wellness organizations, or music listings.

The web address will be http://www.capeanncommunity.com

To have your community organization news posted here, contact Joey C who will grant access for you to post directly.

Gloucester Biotech Academy Open House – May 26th, 4-7pm

May 19, 2016 ~ Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute

GBA Open House May 26 flyer

Gloucester Biotechnology Academy
55 Blackburn Center, Gloucester
GBA front door sign
Thursday,  May 26, 2016
4:00pm – 7:00pm
  • All are welcome!
  • Tour the Academy
  • Meet the staff
  • Ask questions and find out more about our exciting program
  • Refreshments will be served
  • Applications for class beginning September 2016 still being accepted
  • For information please email: biotech.academy@gmgi.org

GBA Building sign GBA teaching lab

For more information, please visit our website:  Gloucester Biotechnology Academy

“Awesome Stuff Sale” Benefitting EPDS

May 18, 2016 ~ epdsfrontdesk

DONATIONS WANTED for our huge rummage sale!

We welcome donations of all kinds that are clean and in good condition (no broken items please) Items can be easily dropped off at the school or items can be picked up. Contact us at 978.239.6800 or email us at sbessin@gmail.com to schedule a time for drop offs and pick ups between now and June 16th. We appreciate the support! Please feel free to pass this event around! Hope to see you there on Saturday, June 18th! Thanks! 

Rummage Sale Sign.jpg


May 20, 2016 ~ generousgardener1


O’Maley Innovation Middle School, 32 Cherry Street, Gloucester, MA Saturday, May 21st from 8am –noon

Plant Donations Accepted — Friday, May 20th, from 5pm-7pm at O’Maley School by main door.

  • Veggie Seedlings, hydroponic basic and Lettuce plants grown by 6thgraders at O’Maley
  • Strawberry plants
  • Hardy Gloucester Grown Perennials

Arrive early on Saturday for great bargains – $2.00 seedlings $2.00-$7.00 perennial plants! Help Gloucester Education Foundation and beautify your gardens. If you have a garden, please think about what perennials you have that may need to be divided and donate plants to our cause. Plant identification is helpful but not required.
All usable gardening items, plants, trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetable donations are welcome or contact Susan@GenerousGardeners.org. Since all of the proceeds benefit GEF, you will get a tax deduction for whatever we earn from your plants.
Please contact Susan Kelly or 978-282-3306 if you have any questions