Goddesses Cape Ann Preschool copyright Kim SmithThank you Goddess Family for the invitation to come see Tony and Samantha’s super fun Musical Morning at Cape Ann Preschool. Dancing, singing, and with Tony allowing the children to strum his guitar, a wonderful time was had by all!

Goddesses Cape Ann Preschool -2 copyright Kim SmithMany in the community are familiar with Cape Ann Preschool (formerly Lanesville Preschool), but if not, they are located just off Washington Street on Gloucester Avenue, soon to be relocating to 488 Essex Avenue beginning in August. Cape Ann Preschool is a play-based preschool program and, according to their website blend academic school readiness, social skills, and developmentally appropriate learning for children ages 2.9 -6. For more information, visit the Cape Ann Preschool website here.

For more about the Goddesses, visit Bang-A-Song studio here.

I leave you with Ants in My Pants –


Debuting at this weekend’s Harbortown Arts Festival, we are pleased to announce our new “ART @ the Ice House” gallery at Cape Pond Ice Company, Fort Wharf, 104 Commercial Street, Gloucester.

We will be hosting an Open House / Gallery launch Saturday, Sunday &Monday, May 28 – 30, from 10 am – 3 pm.  A special retrospective of the paintings and art of Sue Memhard (1941-2011) will be featured. for more information about Sue’s life, creative passions, work and art.

nightflight“Night Flight” c. Sue Memhard, acrylic & collage on wood

Gallery space to exhibit is also available – painting, pottery, sculpture & photography – so please contact us if interested in showing with us this summer. Email:  Fort Wharf Arts Collective, Gallery @ Cape Pond Ice Company.

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Lovers of all novels thriller and adventure, check out Deadly Pages, a new book co-authored by my husband Tom Hauck with his client Leslie Norins, MD.
Deadly Pages
When a Syrian refugee appears in New York with a fatal case of smallpox – a disease that medical science had declared eradicated from the face of the earth – ace virologist Martin Riker is called in to track down the source of the deadly disease. In a thrilling journey that takes him to the dangerous streets of war-torn Syria, Riker uncovers a breathtaking plot to kill thousands of innocent Americans using a devious method that experts would never suspect!

The Schooner Near By



The schooner near by, sleepily dropping down the tide—the little boat slack-tow’d astern,
The hurrying tumbling waves, quick-broken crests, slapping,
The strata of color’d clouds, the long bar of maroon-tint, away solitary by itself—the spread of purity it lies motionless in,
The horizon’s edge, the flying sea-crow, the fragrance of salt marsh and shore mud;
These became part of that child who went forth every day, and who now goes, and will always go forth every day.

Walt Whitman, from There Was A Child Went Forth.

Drop a Dime & Get Paid

More Cape Ann Restaurant News –


Drop a dime & get paid $200
Latitude 43 & Minglewood Tavern are looking for line cooks.  If you know anyone who would be a great fit, just send them our way and you could get paid.
Yes, you read that right. We’re offering $300 sign on bonuses for line cooks with an additional $200 to whoever tipped them off about the gig.
Find our online application here and ask them to put in your name and email to claim your reward. For more info head to the Serenitee blog.
Order up!

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SELL OUT WARNING: Roomful of Blues Cruise this SUNDAY

When I lived for a while in the mountains near Woodstock, NY, people there used to say, “We have three seasons: July, August and Winter.”  This spring might make you wonder if the same is true here in Gloucester.  It’s not.  Nice weather is around the corner and it starts this weekend when we celebrate Memorial Day and call it the beginning of summer (even though astronomically, summer isn’t for another 4 weeks).  So … good riddance oh nasty spring — IT’S TIME TO PARTY!

But here’s the thing: even if our capricious New England weather decides not to cooperate, which we all know is possible, you can still party in supreme comfort aboard The Beauport Prince Cruise Ship on Memorial Day Sunday with 5-time Grammy nominees Roomful of Blues!  That’s because the Beauport Princess is a Cruise Ship (not a whale watch boat) sporting 2 climate-controlled indoor decks with dance floors PLUS an open-air top deck — and there’s a full bar on every deck.  For this cruise, we have theatre seating on the first deck, tables on the 2nd deck and couches on the top deck — because Mother Nature could be nice to us after all!  Tickets are only $35 in advance ($45 at the dock if there are any left — this cruise has sold out the last 2 years).  It’s the best Memorial Day bargain you’ll find so get tickets right now RIGHT HERE!

GHS cool Class of 1971: Who did this?

Were you there? Who did you go with? Who organized the line up? Who did the poster?

Do you have photos?

How did I get here? The Gloucester High School gym was named after Albert Bacheler, as in the former Principal and owner of the very special Civil War era coat needing restoration. We’ve heard from Gloucester graduates and former teachers with no recollection of the coat. We’ve also heard from some that remember seeing it. Thanks to Barry Pett and Ken Joyce for adding in details. I’m looking for interior photographs of the old gym, especially those showing the cadet side where we’ve been told the coat was featured. On this poster it’s simply G.H.S. Gym.

Barry Pett’s graduation year made me think of 1970s high school concerts held in gyms, and there you have it: off road research and fun side trips.

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J. Giels Geils Band played Stonehedge in Ipswich twice in 1970  J. Geils Band tour dates 

Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 5/24/16


Cape Ann Community

Welcome To Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board

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

The web address will be

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

OPEN HOUSE – May 26th – Gloucester Biotechnology Academy

May 24, 2016 ~ Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute

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Thursday, May 26th

55 Blackburn Center, Gloucester

A new Biotech career training academy has opened in Gloucester – recent high school grads welcome to apply now!  Come see what everyone is talking about at our Open House.  Tour the new facility and meet the staff.

Gloucester Biotechnology Academy:

  • Preparation for entry-level lab tech jobs
  • Nine-month training on modern biotech methods
  • No tuition or fees – course is completely underwritten
  • Paid internship after completing 2 semesters
  • Career skills and mentoring

Please email if you have questions:

For more information:  Gloucester Biotechnology Academy

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Maritime Gloucester Season Opening – May 28

Image ~ May 23, 2016 ~ maritimegloucesterprograms

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Math Volunteers Needed

May 23, 2016 ~ lwheels2636

Wellspring’s Adult Learning Initiative (ALI) is seeking volunteer tutors to help in our math class.  You don’t need to be an expert, just bring your enthusiasm! 

Our summer session starts June 6th and runs until July 27th.  Classes meet at 302 Essex Ave, Gloucester on Mondays at 8:45 am to 10:40 am and Wednesdays at 10:50 am to 12:30 pm.  Please contact Mary to learn more about this volunteer opportunity at (978) 281-3221 x300.