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It’s hard to put into words how good Kate’s chicken pot pie is, especially after giving it the smoke for an hour and a half.

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east-gloucester-quilt-juni-van-dyke-1-copyright-kim-smithThe East Gloucester neighborhood quilt is so beautiful it will tug at your heart strings, especially if it is your neighborhood, as it is ours. So sweetly capturing the spirit of our neighborhood, the quilt is simply a masterpiece of fun and whimsy. Monday’s unveiling at the Rose Baker center was attended by the quilters, friends, and family and we all just reveled in the beauty of the piece. JUNI VAN DYKE, YOU ARE A GIFT TO THIS COMMUNITY!
The East Gloucester Quilt will be on display at both the Rocky Neck Art Association and the Cape Ann Museum. Check back as we will be posting the dates as soon as we know.east-gloucester-quilt-juni-van-dyke-joy-halsted-1-copyright-kim-smith-copy
Juni and Joy Halsted – the center panel with the woman in the red bathing suit was created by Joy Halsted (and is rumored that it is she). 
A note about the project: “Gloucester: A Community of Neighborhoods” was conceived by Juni Van Dyke and executed by she and her group of fiber artists. Each fabric panel measures approximately five-foot square and illustrates through iconic imagery characteristics unique to Gloucester neighborhoods. The banner’s design in it’s entirety, along with the individual artist’s whimsical designs and choice of fabrics, is utterly captivating and a vibrant visual feast. â€śGloucester: A Community of Neighborhoods” quilts has its permanent home at the Cape Ann Museum. 
East Gloucester Quiltmakers 
Many thanks to Juni for providing the list of quiltmakers
Barbara Jobe               sailboat
Mary Weissblum           bicycle
Ed Hanson                   House in top left corner near Cripple Cove and large Crane
Christina Rhodes          Cripple Cove playground
Judy McGee                 Help with stitching
Lois Stillman                 several trees — also beautiful bucolic scene with small crane
Barbara Maddix             butterflies and bluejay
Genevieve McNamara    condo apartments next to North Shore Arts
Mary McCarl                 Red Cottage Artists (John Sloane & friends)
Joy Halsted                  Lady sitting on beach (centerpiece!)
Lois Dench                   Basket of Flowers
Katherine Keith             North Shore Arts Association & water view
Amanda  Cook              Writers Center
Ron Pool                      Sailboat
Jenny Parisi                  Several Fish
Ida Spinola                   Several Fish
Maggie Rosa                 Beacon Marine
Judy Menicocci              Gloucester Stage Company
Kay Carpenter               Last Stop Variety Store
Connie Troisi                 Several flowers
Emily Soule                   Several flowers
Susan Wright                Golfers
Juni VanDyke                Boats along the top of quilt
 Amanda Cook’s Writer’s Center
Click the gallery below to see closeups of the beautiful imagery


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.

Photos provided by Abbie and Tony Gross, graphic from Nat Geo.

School consolidation meeting at Veterans; School Committee and City Council meet tonight at O’Maley; housing plan forum October 26


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”

Greg and Gold Star Mom Anita Coullard Dziedzic present a $2000 check to Cape Ann Veterans Services- honoring her son Sgt David J Coullard by helping returning veterans

Anita sharing a photo of her son with Adam Curcuru, Director Cape Ann Veterans Services

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 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

Azorean Restaurant

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

Dunkin Donuts

Elks Lodge #892, Gloucester 

Extreme Truck and Auto Repair


Gloucester High School

Gloucester High School art department

Gloucester House

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

Pauline’s Gifts

Gary Porter

Dr. Dana Powers Manchester

Dr. Michael Powers Gloucester

Tim and Lori Sandborn


Stone’s Pub & Eatery

Styles on Main Salon & Spa

Sunbanque Tanning

Virgilio’s Bakery

Nancy and Joe Virgilio

Dr. Robert Viventi

Yankee Fleet


Continue reading “Greg and Gold Star Mom Anita Coullard Dziedzic present a $2000 check to Cape Ann Veterans Services- honoring her son Sgt David J Coullard by helping returning veterans”


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?!?lvlobster18f-1-weblvlobster18f

Pet of the Week-Sapphira

Sapphira here! Pleased to meet you! I was brought to the shelter along with my siblings, Hazel and Lily, because our owner was moving and was no long able to keep us. 

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:

Marini Farm

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.


Danielle was recently featured in this month’s food issue of Northshore Magazine, available on newsstands now. She is also providing the snacks and Prosecco for the photo opening of Jintara Nutprasas on Friday, October 21st from 5-9pm.


Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 10/18/16


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 . 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 SKATING CLUB PRESENTS: Halloween On Ice – Spooktacular Skating Expo SAT OCT 29th

October 17, 2016 ~ Joey C ~

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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:

Annual Charles Olson Lecture with Hettie Jones

October 15, 2016 ~ Cape Ann Museum ~

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.

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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.

$10 donation suggested. For more information please call (978)283-0455 x10 or email

Love, H is available for purchase in the Museum’s gift shop.

Join Gloucester and Rockport Students as They Share in the Democratic Process

October 15, 2016 ~ hannahskimberley ~

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.

Concert on the Adams Organ at the Annisquam Village Church

October 14, 2016 ~ Cape Ann Museum ~

Friday, November 4

7:00 p.m.

Jeremy Adams Organ, 1986. Annisquam Village Church, Gloucester, MA. Photograph 2016 by Paul Cary Goldberg.

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.

Red Cross Blood Drive on Veterans Day (11/11) at Our Lady of Good Voyage from 1 pm to 6 pm sponsored by the Gloucester Knights of Columbus. Come give the gift of life. Make an appointment at or call 1-800-Red-Cross (733-2767).

October 14, 2016 ~ kofc215 ~