WiFox Puts Thousands of Airport Wi-Fi Networks and Their Passwords On Your Phone

If you travel a lot, this is a no-brianer.

Hit the link below to read more about WiFox, and to grab a copy. If you’re a frequent flier on a budget, and you don’t have a ton of data to go around, it’s definitely cheaper than a bigger plan or a mobile hotspot.

WiFox ($2) | Google Play
WiFox ($2) | iTunes App Store


painted-turtles-niles-pond-gloucester-copyright-kim-smithI laughed out loud when looking through photos from several days ago, not realizing that at the time when taking snapshots of these beautiful Painted Turtles at Niles Pond they were not only basking, but also rubbernecking, and mostly all in the same direction. The turtles were on a rock adjacent to the Snapping Turtle (below), which at first glance looked like two rocks, a smaller stone (its head) and a large stone (body).

snapping-turtle-niles-pond-gloucester-copyright-kim-smithThe Snapping Turtle was about a foot long, unlike the Snapping Turtle furtively gliding through the murky water several weeks ago at Henry’s Pond. The stealthy one in the last photo was huge and appeared to be just shy of two feet!!snapping-turtle-henrys-pond-copyright-kim-smith

Turtles are ectotherms, relying on sunlight to warm and regulate their body temperature.

Prepping for the Chamber 25K game Thursday October 6 Gloucester House


Less than ten tickets for sale as of this morning. Cape Ann Chamber was in high spirits! Gotta love the high tech ping pong ball prep 🙂

It’s a busy October at Cape Ann Chamber: Cape Ann Plein Air next week; Annual Chamber Online Auction (Oct 3 – Oct 14); Business Womens Fall Luncheon October 13 at Beauport Hotel with keynote speaker Adrienne Haslett-Davis; Business After Hours October 20 at Rockport Inn and Suites; and 34th Annual Essex Clamfest October 22 (rain date Oct 23)




unnamed-1unnamed-2“…’Man In Snow’ reflects the tautness of construction and vividness of expression that have long been among the hallmarks of Horovitz… Will Lyman is utterly convincing. “
-Don Aucoin,

“Man in Snow is emblematic of how much artistic vitality there is at Gloucester Stage in the here and now.” -Ed Siegel, The Arteryunnamed-1Will Lyman* and Ron Nakahara*. Photo courtesy Gary Ng.

Click here to listen to last week’s edition of The Gloucestercast featuring Israel Horovitz and Heidi Dallin. Learn all about Israel’s journey bringing this incredible story to life on stage.

PURCHASE TICKETS HEREgmg-podcast-201-joey-israel-heidi-ckim-smith
Join the Gloucester Stage Company on Saturday, October 8 at 2pm for the
Pay-What-You-Wish performance of Man in Snow!

Interested in learning more about how Man in Snow was brought to life on stage? Stop by GSC following the 2pm performances on Sunday, October 9 and 16 for a talk back with the cast, crew, and Mr. Horovitz.

Man in Snow is written and directed by Israel Horovitz and will run until October 23.

THE MENTALIST & REGGAE FEST – Time to think about what you’re doing Thanksgiving Weekend

While we don’t ordinarily plan ahead that much, Thanksgiving weekend is one notable exception.  That’s because if you don’t plan ahead, you’re often left with just a couple of lousy choices.  Here are two very different (ALL AGES) entertainment options that will likely both sell out by Thanksgiving:

Ever wonder who’s the REAL MENTALIST?

The character of “The Mentalist” (portrayed by Simon Baker in the hit CBS TV series) was inspired by Jon Stetson, who was a consultant on the show.  He’s entertained five U.S. Presidents, The King of Sweden, The Royal Family of Monaco, and appeared on several major Television Networks (CBS, NBC, PBS, A&E and more).  On Black Friday (Nov 25), You can see him LIVE right down the road at The Larcom in Beverly.  It’s the perfect way to laugh off the pounds you put on the day before — and be amazed by his sleight-of-mind!  Check him out in this video:

Then on Saturday Nov 26 you can be part of the first North Shore Reggae Fest featuring Warrior King & the Rootz Warriors, who are making their first East Coast U.S. appearance in NINE YEARS with local favorite Mamadou Diop and his band with Rockport’s Jake Pardee on guitar!  Gloucester’s DJ’s Lion Pride Sound opens the show with top spins from roots, rockers, lovers rock ska, and dancehall.  Check out Warrior King in this video:

Fozzie Hill and Wolf Ginandes Join Fly Amero This WednesdayEvening 7-10pm @ The Rhumb Line 10.5.2016

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, October 5th – 7pm
Special Guests: FOZZIE & WOLF!

fozzie wolf

Alberta “Fozzie” Hill is among my all-time favorite female
artists here on the island. Wolf Ginandes and I have been
sharing one stage or another for well over 30 years and
running. Small wonder. The man is a genius. These two
unique, gentle spirits share a chemistry rarely found in the
world we all know today… and it all starts at 7! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
10/12 – Toni Ann

10/19 – Orville Giddings (guest host)

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Fall ocean evening sky – Agnes Martin






The next stop of the Agnes Martin retrospective will be the Guggenheim Museum, NYC, opening this week Oct 7- January 11, 2017. It’s the same show that was organized by and exhibited at Tate Modern, and just coming from Los Angeles- LACMA.


Fall favorite

Second to the warm lazy days of summer, FALL has become my favorite time of year.   Two of my daughters were born in Oct and Nov and so we always enjoyed fall decorating.   My porch and yard are already decked out with cornstalks and pumpkins and looking forward to adding a few “ghouls” to the mix for halloween!    In celebration of fall…I share with you one of my favorite fall images!  Enjoy!176500_3839012817138_1534205127_o

Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 10/5/16


Welcome To Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board

Joey C ~ 3 Comments

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.

October 4, 2016 ~ lwheels2636

Wellspring House is celebrating its 35th anniversary with a benefit concert at The Essex Room, with Nashville songwriters Jason Matthews, Tony Arata, and Matraca Berg.

The concert takes place on Thursday, October 20th at The Essex Room, 125 Main Street, Essex.

Cocktails start at 6:30pm; Family style dinner & entertainment start at 7:45pm.

Tickets are $150 per person, and may be purchased in advance of the event here: http://www.wellspringhouse.org/how-you-can-help/store/

Call 978 281 3558 for information.


Quarry Walk & Talk at the Cape Ann Museum

October 4, 2016 ~ Cape Ann Museum

Public and Private: The Quarries of Cape Ann

Saturday, October 15

10:00 a.m.


Leslie Bartlett, When I Find You Again, You Will Be in Quarries, Photograph

Photographer and granite historian Leslie Bartlett will present a history of quarrying on Cape Ann and the current state of public and private quarries. Quarry photos by Bartlett and those from an artistic collaboration with Susan Quateman on the resilient nature of the quarries will be included. The role of the granite industry will be examined through the writings of several female artists who pioneered art in the quarries, including Ellen Day Hale. The talk at the Museum will be followed by a guided tour of Flat Ledge Quarry in Rockport. Please note that the walk through Flat Ledge Quarry may not be accessible to all lecture audience members.

This program is $10 for CAM members / $15 non-members (includes admission). To purchase tickets or for more information please call (978)283-0455 x10 or email info@capeannmuseum.org. Tickets can also be purchased online at Eventbrite.

Join Us to Hear #BostonStrong Speaker

October 3, 2016 ~ chambercacc

We have an excellent speaker joining us next week for the Businesswomen’s Fall Luncheon. Adrianne Haslet is a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, philanthropist, advocate, inspirational speaker and now, Boston Marathon runner and finisher. Click Here to learn more about Adrianne Haslet and to register for the Luncheon.


Please join us on Thursday, October 13 to welcome Adrianne to Cape Ann for this wonderful event at the Beauport Hotel.  Both men and women are welcome to attend. The Luncheon is sponsored by the Businesswomen’s Group and the some of the proceeds benefit the Carolyn O’Connor Scholarship.  Find more details on the event here.

Businesswomen’s Fall Luncheon
Thursday, October 13, 2016
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Beauport Hotel, Gloucester