Lobsterman and School Committee Member Tony Gross came home from lobstering with a pint-sized creature, a seahorse measuring just about four inches. I don’t know much about seahorses, but this looks like a Lined Seahorse. Lined Seahorses are found from Nova Scotia to Venezuela, but I also read that most generally live only as far north as Cape Cod. It probably wouldn’t survive our current cold water temperatures. Tony and his wife Abbie are giving it fresh seawater and sand fleas. According to Abbie, this little Hippocampus likes hanging out in the water bubbles.
Took this from Magnolia Beach at sunset. Love the light shining on some of the buildings in Boston. Wonder where the airplane was going?
Scenes from last night’s meeting at Veterans Memorial Elementary School forum, less than 50 attendees. Continue reading “School consolidation meeting at Veterans; School Committee and City Council meet tonight at O’Maley; housing plan forum October 26”
Anita’s son David served in the Marine Corps and was killed in action on August 1, 2005. She and her husband, Greg, help returning veterans. They spoke about her son and some of the projects they’ve supported. Good Morning Gloucester readers may remember Anita’s joy in finding a Paul Frontiero “Art, Rocks!”, and donating a flag to the Boulevard. Anita’s mom was born in Gloucester in 1917; her Uncle was dear friends with Pauline Bresnahan’s father.
Adam Curcuru and the veterans office volunteers discussed projects that the Cape Ann Veterans Services is involved with. Stories were shared and a few tears. It was all very inspiring. We passed around a copy of the children’s book that is going to all the elementary school classes for Veterans Day. We spent time admiring the Welcome Home to Cape Ann Veterans Gift Packages, a program “designed to show Cape Ann’s appreciation for our returning veterans and let them know that Cape Ann supports them in this process of transitioning out of the military and back into our community.”
With or without the Gloucester family connections, I believe that Anita and Greg are so impressed by the Cape Ann Veterans Services that they would be delighted to work together anyhow. Learn more about David, and Anita and Greg’s projects http://www.sgtdavidcoullard.com. Mutts Mending Military is another organization they’ve supported. How nice that Cape Ann Veterans Services is included.
I learned that the 2016 Welcome Home to Cape Ann Veterans we left the light on for you Gift Packages were made possible by the Cape Ann Veterans Services, Gloucester MA Elks Lodge #892, and the Manchester Athletic Club, and that they are made extra homey special because they are stuffed with support information and gift certificates from so many local donors, businesses and organizations:
A Shade Down
Ace Hardware at Gloucester Crossing
Blue Marlin Grille
Brothers’ Brew Coffee Shop
Cape Ann Lanes
Cape Ann Veterans Services
Cape Ann Whale Watch
Randy Korpi Carpenter
Celia’s Flower Studio
Destino’s Subs & Catering
Elks Lodge #892, Gloucester
Extreme Truck and Auto Repair
Gloucester High School
Gloucester High School art department
Gold Coast Realty (North Shore’s)
Goodwin Party Shop
Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant
Jeff’s Variety & Deli
La Casa DeLuis
Linsky’s Service Station
Magnolia 525 Tavern
Manchester Athletic Club
David and Jeana JMB Narkowitz
Orlando & Associates
Our Lady of Good Voyage, Gloucester
Dr. Dana Powers Manchester
Dr. Michael Powers Gloucester
Tim and Lori Sandborn
Stone’s Pub & Eatery
Styles on Main Salon & Spa
Nancy and Joe Virgilio
Dr. Robert Viventi
While night fishing off the coast of Bermuda, and in the wake of Hurricane Nicole, the charter vessel Sanctuary Marine Bermuda accidentally captured a 14 pound Spiny Lobster. The ginormous crustacean was later released. The largest lobster recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records was 44 pounds. If this is what a 14 pound lobster looks like, can you image a 44 pound lobster?!?
I have lived with other cats and a Chihuahua and did not mind their company. I have always been an indoor cat and would prefer to be kept safe inside your home. I am a bit shy but I do enjoy petting every once and a while. I have not lived with children before so I am looking for home a home with older children (10 years or older).
Are you ready to take me home? Then stop by and visit me today! For information on all of the animals available at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter please go to our website: capeannanimalaid.org.
We had a school event at Marini Farm in Ipswich over the weekend. Good peeps over there. We had a really fun afternoon. The boys hit all of the attractions that the farm has to offer, we got lost in the corn maize, ate some cider donuts, and shopped at the farm stand. A beautiful ride home through Ipswich and Essex was a perfect way to end the afternoon. Well, a pumpkin beer with a cinnamon rim would have really been the perfect way to end the afternoon, but we left the house at 7:15 in the morning for a hockey game in Stoneham and had to get home to take care of the pups.
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.
CAPE ANN SKATING CLUB PRESENTS:
Halloween On Ice – Spooktacular Skating Expo
SAT OCT 29th at the Talbot Rink / O’Maley School
12 Noon Family Skate. $5 per family,
1 PM FREE Halloween Skating Expo
More info: CapeAnnSkatingClub@yahoo.com
Hettie Jones at the Cape Ann Museum.
Saturday, October 29 at 1:00 p.m.
Hettie Jones will discuss her first meeting with Olson, her impressions of Gloucester, a selection from Love, H, her recently published book of correspondence with Helene Dorn, and some recent unpublished poems.
A talk presented by poet Hettie Jones, in collaboration with the Gloucester Writers Center and the Charles Olson Society. Jones’ first collection of poems, Drive (Hanging Loose Press, 1997), was selected by Naomi Shihab Nye to receive the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. She is also the author of How I Became Hettie Jones (1990) and several books for children. The former Chair of PEN’s Prison Writing Committee, she currently teaches graduate writing at The New School, and workshops at 92Y and the Lower Eastside Girls Club Center for Community.
Love, H is available for purchase in the Museum’s gift shop.
Public forum on the four referendum questions which will appear on the November 8th ballot. Gloucester and Rockport High School students will present the arguments for and against each question, with ample time for voters’ questions.
Question One: Expanded Slot-Machine Gaming
Question Two: Charter School Expansion
Question Three: Conditions for Farm Animals
Question Four:Legalization, Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana
Gloucester Student Presentation: Tuesday, October 18, 7:00 – 8:30 pm Lecture Hall, Gloucester High School, 2nd Floor
Rockport Student Presentation: Thursday, October 20, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Community House, 2nd Floor
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Cape Ann and Gloucester High School
Photo: Tom Mikus (LWV), student Delaney Benchoff, and Diane Cartwright (LWV) practice for the forum.
Friday, November 4
This special concert, held at the Annisquam Village Church, is offered in conjunction with Voicing the Woods: Jeremy Adams, Instrument Maker, on view at the Cape Ann Museum from October 22, 2016 through February 26, 2017.
Organist Kevin Birch will play the Adams Organ, built in 1986, and a clavichord (also built by Adams, in 1999).
Birch has performed throughout the United States, Europe and South America. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Iowa with previous studies at the Sweelinck Conservatory (Amsterdam) and the New England Conservatory (Boston).
The Annisquam Village Church is located at the head of Lobster Cove at the corner of Washington and Leonard Streets, the 1830’s building is renowned for its graceful beauty and extraordinary acoustics.
This program is $10 for Museum and American Guild of Organists Society (AGO) members / $15 for nonmembers. Tickets can be purchased by calling (978) 283-0455 x10 or online at Eventbrite. Advance tickets are required.
Voicing the Woods has been generously sponsored by Jerry and Margaretta Hausman, Hinda Simon, Bettie Cartwright, Gregory and Stevie Neal, Robert M. Russell and Jane Deering Gallery.