IceHouse Cape Pond Ice copyrightKim SmithCheck out the fantastic new gallery above Cape Pond Ice. The space is undergoing some changes but can’t you just imagine what a gorgeous gallery it will make? To debut the gallery, on display are Sue Memhard’s beautiful dreamlike series of paintings. Sue was Scott’s cousin. She passed away several years ago. Sue painted and lived in Wayland with her husband Jim Crisp. I had the pleasure of meeting Jim at the gallery today and you can too. Stop in tomorrow, Sunday, for the official grand opening of Ice House Art House.

Sue Memhard copyright Kim SmithSue Memhard self-portrait with husband Jim and cat

Sue Memhard -2 copyright Kim Smith

For more information about Sue’s paintings, poetry, and books visit Sue Memhard here.

Ice House Art House is open tomorrow from 10am to 3pm. 

Scott Memhard copyright Kim SmithWard One City Councilor and Cape Pond Ice Proprietor Scott  Memhard

Ten Pound Island Cape Pond ice copyright Kim SmithView from the Ice House Art House roof deck. I bet this view looks spectacular in late day light!


Video from Jeff Arcari’s trip to Kathmandu, checking in on the first rug from the new Jon Sarkin collection

Check out this video from Jeff Arcari‘s trip to Kathmandu, checking in on the first rug from the new Jon Sarkin collection. We expect delivery of two 8′ x 10′ rugs by July! #fishcityrugs

“Inventing Mr. Right” From Rockporter Gail Moore

The Lucia Paper

Inventing Mr. Right

Rockport, MA – Friday, May 20, 2016

In Rockport there’s a “woman of a certain age” whose unique observations on life, love, family,

and relationships have readers laughing and leaving them with a warm heart. Author Gail Moore

recently released her debut novel, The Lucia Papers, through her publisher, Happy Wanderer

Media. This semi-autobiographical work opens a window to her world, described with astute

awareness of the absurdity of the behavior and expectations, both societal and personal, of all

the other interesting humans that weave their ways through the circumstances of her life.

The Lucia Papers tells the adventurous tale of a “woman of a certain age,” the man she loved,

and the imaginary man she created to keep him on his toes. Told with humor and pathos, the

protagonist shares details of her life and amatory misadventures with her curious

granddaughter, a young woman coming into her own in Manhattan much like Lucia did in the

1960s. It is a warm and funny cross-generational, cautionary tale told through a series of phone

calls, letters, emails, and visits.

As an “empty nester” on her first trip to Italy, the author came into her own, gaining perspective

on her life and finding her voice. As she shared anecdotes about her past life with new friends,

they encouraged her to begin writing. The author and The Lucia Papers got their start with these


Available at Toad Hall Bookstore (Rockport), other local bookstores, and

Personalized, autographed copies are available directly from the author at no additional cost.


All other inquiries, please contact the publisher, Happy Wanderer Media,, 617-329-1222 Gail Moore -Author - PR

Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 5/28/16


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.

Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team Fundraiser Yard Sale

Image ~ May 27, 2016 ~ cohawks

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6th Annual NSHP Community Health Activist Award is being awarded in June to Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello

May 27, 2016 ~ Joey C

Greetings from the North Shore Health Project!

May is shaping up to be a very exciting month for the NSHP and for Gloucester !

We are pleased to announce that the 6th Annual NSHP Community Health Activist Award is being awarded in June to Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello, John Rosenthal and the PAARI Initiative for their work in developing the Angel Program, a revolutionary new way to fight the war on drugs by doing something about the demand, not just the supply.

This is, of course, after Chief Campanello is honored TODAY as a “Champion of Change” by President Obama at the White House for his tireless work helping law enforcement officers around the country to take a stand against the disease of addiction.

Please join us as we celebrate the crucial work that is being done by PAARI on Thursday morning, June 2nd, 2016, at the Gloucester House on Rogers Street in Gloucester . Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. with remarks from local officials, colleagues and others. The program will conclude by 9 a.m.

Admission to the breakfast is $30, and you may make reservations by calling 978-283-0101 or emailing You can also make a reservation and payment via mail to The North Shore Health Project, 5 Center Street , Gloucester , MA , 01930 . There will be a limited number of seats available on the day of the celebration, but please RSVP by May 20 so that we can have an accurate head count.

Many thanks also to BankGloucester for choosing us to be included on the ballot for their 9th annual “Banking for the Community” program! Beginning on Sunday, May 1st at 9AM, please vote for the North Shore Health Project at One entry per person/email address. Consider sharing this link on your personal Facebook page to increase our chances. A total of $20,000 will be given to local non-profits, and every organization will receive some funds. Your voting will determine how much we will receive. Many thanks in advance. Spread the word! Proceeds from fundraisers like this one go directly to helping our clients live healthier lives.

In addition to the above, we are pleased to offer our usual array of case management services, holistics, peer support, group meals, outreach and education, and other ways to help keep our clients – and community – healthy.

Wishing you a happy Spring,

All of us here at the North Shore Health Project.

Sawyer Free Library Week of May 29, 2016

May 27, 2016 ~ sawyerfreelibrary


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Great Books Cheap!


GHS Honors Studio Art Exhibit & Reception

Sawyer Free Library Friend Room

Saturday June 4 at 12:30

The art will be on display in the Friend Room for a week, come in to see the fabulous talent at GHS!

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