Joe Higgins placemats are a no-brainer at $12 each

I’m partial to the Blue Tuna Tail

Buy them on his website here-



61prtqzf60l-_ux250_Kathleen’s sister Lisa Valentine Bretz writes, “It has been brought to our family’s attention that many of Kathleen’s friends have been asking where they could make memorial contributions in her name. We would like to suggest the North Shore Art Association, 11 Pirates Lane, Gloucester, MA 01930 or The Saint Marys Public Library, 127 Center Street, St. Marys, PA 15857.

Thank you all for the outpouring of love and support.”

The following obituary was published in The Daily Press on Nov. 4, 2016

Mary Kathleen Valentine (Kathy), 67, of Gloucester, Massachusetts, formerly of Houston, Texas and St. Marys, died unexpectedly of natural causes on Oct. 29, 2016 in her home.

Kathleen was born July 17, 1949 in St. Marys. She graduated from Elk County Christian High School and continued on to receive a Bachelor of Arts from Penn State University. After college, Kathleen worked as a graphic artist and typographer in ad agencies, energy companies and high tech companies from Houston, Texas to Camden, Maine, finally settling down in Gloucester, Massachusetts in 1995. In 2003, she started her own design business, creating websites, advertising and promotional material for clients. She also began to write and when the digital book revolution arrived she was ready. She was the award-winning author of novels, novellas, and short story collections, as well as books of knitting patterns and a cookbook/memoir about growing up Pennsylvania Dutch. Kathleen has been listed as an “Amazon Top Selling Author” in horror, mystery/suspense, cooking and knitting.
In her own words, “”from the Allegheny Mountains where she grew up, to the Gloucester seaport where she wrote, Kathleen loved nothing more than listening to the stories that people tell while sitting on front porches, gathered around kitchen tables, or swapped in coffee shops and taverns. Her collection of legends, folklore and tall tales are woven into her fiction. As a writer her primary interest was delving into the psychology of her characters. Her stories are sometimes mysterious, sometimes funny, usually romantic and frequently frightening. Her characters range from lost children and grumpy old folks, to mysterious men and women who are not to be trifled with. She achieved her success as a writer in Gloucester, Massachusetts, America’s oldest seaport.””
Kathleen is survived by Wayne Valentine of St. Marys, Anne Valentine (Andrew) Neubert of St. Marys, Lisa Valentine Bretz of Coudersport, Christine Valentine (Will) Denayer of Coudersport, Matthew (Linda) Valentine of Pittsburgh, Beth Valentine (Casimir) Pellegrini of Pittsburgh and Donna Valentine; as well as 17 nieces and nephews; and seven great-nieces and nephews; and many other family members and friends.
Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents, John Joseph and Mary Ann (Werner) Valentine, and brother, John Keith Valentine.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. at Queen of the World Church in St. Marys.

Published in The Daily Press on Nov. 4, 2016


Here is the link to the feature length film: Before the FloodIt is my understanding that after this weekend, the film will not be available to view for free. How will we use our vote to tell our leaders what we know about climate change? 

Official Trailer


Present Gloucester is working like mad to pull their holiday pop-up shop together for the grand opening on Sunday afternoon from 2pm to 6pm. This is simply one of the best holiday shopping experiences around, with gorgeous, and all handmade items by some of our most talented local Cape Ann artisans. Alexandra’s Bread, Backyard Growers, and Present make a wonderful trifecta of three in a row fun shopping. Don’t miss this! 

Thank you Sharon Lowe for sharing your photos.



Where are the HVAC peeps at?



Gloucester, Ma

Please send resumes to

HVAC Responsibilities:

The HVAC Maintenance Technician will perform routine and preventive maintenance as directed by their manager to ensure the quality, appearance and safety of the facility and support of Manufacturing and Engineering Business Units

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

Provides routine preventative maintenance to maintain and improve the quality and appearance of HVAC equipment

  • Analyze, troubleshoot and repair standard HVAC equipment to the component level
  • Cognizant of all chemical spills and follow-up of disposal and cleanup mandates
  • Ensure all safety requirements of the company are implemented in accordance with rules and regulations of EHS
  • Breakdown and restructure of office workstations, general carpentry, painting and support of Facilities Team Projects
  • Will be required to be on call 24/7 to provide emergency response to the facility (in rotation with other team members)
  • Will need to be on call every 5th or 6th week in (1 week increments)
  • Backup/support other Facilities Specialists, as need

Required Skills

  • Current Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Certification – CFC Universal
  • Refrigeration Technician License desired
  • 5-7 years of recent related experience in HVAC or facility maintenance
  • Strong familiarity of building codes and regulations
  • Good working knowledge of HVAC systems and clean room controls
  • Excellent communication & customer service skills
  • Ability work in a team oriented environment
  • Execute tasks in a timely matter with minimal supervision
  • Familiarity with building trade groups and work instructions
  • Safety minded
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Thanks To Deer Assasin Ian Fulford We’ll Be Smoking Up Some Venison Steaks After Marinating In Spiedie Sauce

More from Joey’s BBQ Blog-

Northeast BBQ

We’ll be smoking some South Rockport Woods deer. I hear they’re particularly delicious.
As you can see from the photo, there’s not a lot of fat in deer meat so the plan is to smoke it between 225-250 degrees until it reaches 160 degrees internally. But first we’re going to marinate it to tenderize and break down some of the connective tissue and add as much moisture to the venison as possible.
what better marinade to use than The Spiedie sauce that Friends Jimmy and Pat Dalpiaz brought from Upstate New York. Spiedie marinade is special to the Greater Binghamton NY area. So special that they have a Spiedie festival every year to celebrate all type of meats cooked with the Special Spiedie marinade.
Gonna let it marinade for over 24 hours.

Pat and Jimmy tell me the Lupos brand is the original and the standard.


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SkyBridge Concert in Gloucester November 5th 7:30pm!

The Folklore Theatre Company
169 Main St, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930

Tickets Available


SkyBridge concert at The Floklore Theatre Company

Date: 11/5 (Sat)
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: The Folklore Theatre Company
Price: $20

SkyBridge is a collaboration of musicians from all over the world.

Performing at this concert will be:
Vo. Utako Toyama (Japan)
Vo. Tash Ostapovicz (MA, USA)
Vo. Harshitha Krishnan (India/Nigeria)
Vo. Njoki Karu (Kenya)
Pno/Key. Calvin Yehezkiel Limuel (Indonesia)
Ba. Min Jae Yim (South Korea)
Dr. Teruki Kameyama (Japan)

About the band:
SkyBridge is a music project band for diversity, social justice and peace. “We look different, we ALL smile the same”.
Our goal is to bring audiences together through our music, beyond any borders we have.

Jalapenos is keeping their bar, and their kitchen (!), open late night for you on Fridays and Saturday nights, with musical accompaniment to boot!



This Friday (November 4th, 2016) from 9:30pm – 11:30pm, Samantha and Tony Goddess (The Goddesses) will be on hand for two hours of acoustic boy-girl-husband-wife harmonies.  Come down and see if they can avoid falling off their chairs after indulging in some Queso Fundido and a couple Ultimate Margaritas.
WHAT:: The Goddesses at Jalapenos (
WHERE: 86 Main Street, Gloucester
WHEN: Friday November 4th from 9:30pm – 11:30pm
MORE: Brian King and Renee Dupuis will take the helm Saturday, November 5th from 9:30pm – 11:30pm

Global local: Adidas consults Ocean Alliance! Can New Balance be next?

From ocean trash to fashion smash.

Ocean Alliance CEO Ian Kerr writes: “I am working on a project with Adidas who are making shoes out of recycled plastic.  I am off to the Maldives Islands where we are intercepting plastic before it reaches the oceans (principally plastic bottles) with a team from Adidas. Ill be sending back posts to the Ocean Alliance website so please check it out.”

For more than four decades, Ocean Alliance has been a global leader dedicated to whale research and ocean health. In 2008 the organization moved its headquarters to one of Gloucester’s landmarks, the Paint Factory (built ca.1880s).  Ocean Alliance

By 2017, Adidas will produce 1 million UltraBOOST sneakers with material made from trash grabbed from the ocean. “Meanwhile, soccer jerseys that use the plastic will be worn by the Real Madrid squad when it plays Real Sporting de Gijón later this month. Eric Liedtke, responsible for global brands at Adidas, claims that the jerseys will be the first to be made completely from materials found in oceans.” Read more Fortune magazine

Ocean Alliance Gloucester MA helping Adidas Fortune magazine 


One hour at a time gang — imagine all those plastic bottle trash pick ups they’ve done! See Donna’s post for details about meeting at Dogtown this week.  Maybe New Balance is working on something similar and a Neptunes Harvest like model.

GMG 2013 post Charting the paths for plastic soup patches of our oceans 


Dog lovers will LOVE The Dog Chapel!

Here’s a spot where all dog lovers should make a point to visit!   I was introduced to this spot during a photography workshop and just fell in love with it.   Dog Mountain is set on 150 acres on a mountain top location in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. The grounds are always open to people and their dogs. This unspoiled haven is covered with hiking trails and dog ponds. Dogs are not just welcome here, they are cherished!


When you visit the Dog Chapel you are totally enveloped with messages of love.  It is a very moving experience – sad, certainly, but also uplifting – to see how much everyone cherishes his or her dog. Grieving for a lost dog is one aspect of the Dog Chapel, but equally important is celebrating the joy of living and the bond between dogs and their owners.  The creator Stephen Huneck wanted people and dogs to have the most fun they possibly could. To this end, he has put in hiking trails, ponds for dogs to swim in, and an agility course for them to play on. In the winter folks come and snowshoe with their dogs, enjoying the pristine surroundings and the spectacular views!   Put it on your bucket list to visit if you are ever in St. Johnsbury, VT!

Virtual Reality Glasses

Anyone have any knowledge on affordable virtual reality glasses or headsets?

My boys have had a few opportunities to use them and they seem like a lot of fun.  I thought, if the price was right, they might make a decent Christmas gift.  I’ve done some very rudimentary research and the prices run the gamut.

I clearly don’t want/need to invest a fortune, but I also don’t want to bother getting a cheap set if they aren’t going to give a realistic experience with options that work for us.  I saw a set that looked like a good option, but they aren’t compatible with our iPhones, iPads, or MacBooks.  Honestly, I never even considered that would be an issue.

I’d appreciate any information some of our FOBs might have!


Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 11/4/16


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.

Sawyer Free Library week of Nov 6,2016

November 3, 2016 ~ sawyerfreelibrary ~



Here’s your chance to get a picture book published for free!



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Shopping Night!

November 3, 2016 ~ capeannanimalaid01930 ~


Join us for a Shopping Party! Bring your friends and get your holiday shopping done early! Cape Ann Animal Aid is hosting a shopping night featuring some of your favorite vendors, all for a great cause!

Bella and Harvey
Mary Kay
Pampered Chef
Paparazzi Jewelry
Tastefully Simple
Yanbal Jewelry
4 Twisted Tarts

Carpool with friends because parking is limited! Event runs from 5pm-8pm and you can visit with shelter animals from 5pm-7pm.

Can’t make it to the event? Some vendors are also hosting online parties. Check the Facebook event page for more info (