Nina Goodick writes,

Hi Kim:

I was wondering if you would post this portrait painting on GMG.

It is a painting of our grandfather, Rosario Testaverde, painting by Armand Sindoni.

It went missing about 10 years when a family member moved.

The family would very much like to get it back again if possible.


Nina (Testaverde) Goodick


Alicia Unleashed 33- Mudslide Therapy

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Alicia Unleashed Episode 33 taped 7/8/16 with B-side and Hostess Alicia Cox

*Music lovers will appreciate this podcast*

Impromptu podcast, Tonno restaurant, Katrina’s, Boy meets world, Ryder Strong, Girl meets world, Forgive for good, Therapy moments, The world today, Joey already tuned out, Epic break up song battle, Tyler interrupts song battle with spoiler alert, Snap chatting song battle, The Adele card



Awesome video of Pier Jumping at Magnolia Pier

For some odd reason, somebody keeps barricading the kids’ favorite spot. This is creating an unsafe situation.  Generations of young children have learned to jump off the pier by being able to jump without having to climb the railing, which makes it a lot harder to learn — and way more scary too.  Whomever keeps barricading the jump spot, please remove the barricades.  Thanks!

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Rounds Cook Job Available!

More Cape Ann Dining News –


Pigeon Cove Tavern at Emerson Inn looking to add to our amazing culinary team!  We are looking for a Rounds Cook …Hot Line Ace… to hit the ground running alongside Chef Doug Papows and his crew. Must have experience and overall be someone that we want to work hard standing beside each day. Only serious applicants apply… maybe you are new to the area or are looking to make a change. Come join the best show in town. Great wage based on experience.

If you are interested in applying, please stop by to say hello at anytime, give us a call at 978-546-6321 or email your resume over to:

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Could Disney help the Good Harbor Beach Piping Plovers?

The new animated short film shown prior to Finding Dory is stunning. It features a baby bird beckoned by her mother from the dunes to the edge of the waves. The animated baby bird masters its first venture beyond the nest. Some things have to be seen on the big screen.

Positive news:

On a recent morning, very early, Patti Amaral swept her arms joyfully imploring me to look– an entirely litter free Good Harbor Beach parking lot after a weekend and before DPW had arrived. She exclaimed what a positive change has transpired over the past 10 years and how many people help.



She still sees some litter in this vista, but it’s camouflaged. She hopes to see the removal of the last vestiges of raked and buried trash from years’ back. I doctored a photo to help. It’s to the right of the back green gate.







What’s coming to Main Street?

East end, middle, west end: there are phases of construction all along Main Street in Gloucester.

The goodlinens soft opening was pushed back;  hopefully the doors will be ready to open July 15th. The space required lots of love.




And a couple of doors down?



The gallery and artist studios moving into the old Green Life space at 196 Main St and wrapping along Elm could be ready in August. The framing for the artist studios matches up with the windows.





What will go here, in the location by Short and Main and Cafe Sicilia?





And here on the East end?



Get To the Old Sloop Fair Early or Get Left Behind

OldSloopFair-RummageSale-for-gmgAnyone who has spent time looking for bargains should know about the Old Sloop Fair at the First Congregational Church in Rockport. The Old Sloop Fair takes place over three weekends. It is a marathon, not a sprint, and the first leg of this Rummage Sale to end all Rummage Sales takes place this coming Saturday. With a wealth of hand-knitted items, baked goods and household linens, not to mention enough clothing to cover all those semi-naked people loitering on Front Beach, the Old Sloop Fair is not to be missed.

Here is a slightly less hyperbolic description from one of the organizers:

The Old Sloop Fair at the handicap-accessible First Congregational Church of Rockport, 12 School Street, will span three July weekends this year.  The Fair will begin with the Rummage Sale on Saturday, July 9 from 9:00AM to 2:00PM.  The Rummage Sale offers gently-used women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing, bed linens, luggage, handbags, and much more.  The Fair will continue with the traditional events — Silent Auction, White Elephants, Art Mart, Jewelry, Book Nook, Handknits, Ken’s Collection, Bake Table, and Snack Bar — on Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16, and conclude with a Giant Yard Sale on Saturday, July 23.  For more information, visit, send email to, or call 978-309-9667.