2017 Good Morning Gloucester CD Case Calendars Are Available For Pre-Order



My 12 favorite images in a CD case calendar.

My favorite local images in a 12 month CD case calendar. Perfect for holiday gifts and easy to ship. If you order 5 calendars I will automatically add a 6th calendar to your order.

Here are a few of the images-




The proof Calendar came in this evening and the quality is outstanding ! Pre-order now to insure you get your easy peas no-brainer holiday present giving done early.

Check out the proof Calendar –

Last #Solar Panel Is In! Looks like a work of art that’s belonged there all the time. Thanks @CazeaultSolar

I get goosebumps think that not only am I cash flow positive, but I get an awesome feeling just looking at it. Thanks @cazeaultsolar for an unbelievable experience. #backshoreliving with @kfoley41

Call Tim Sanborn for your free Solar consultation and you too can feel this kind of joy 774-228-3411



Help Wanted



Gloucester, Ma

Please send resumes to alicia.cox@yoh.com

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


Material Handler

Gloucester, Ma

2nd shift 2pm-10:30pm

Please send resumes to alicia.cox@yoh.com


As a material handler/coordinator, you will play an important role assisting the engineering group. This role will work with other team members and across other departments on a daily basis. The material handler/coordinator role requires the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.


  • Expedite and track material.
  • Maintain accurate information about parts in spreadsheets.
  • Perform assigned duties in accordance with, and ensure compliance to established inventory control and safety policies and procedures for the most efficient receiving , storage, movement, and control of materials into and out of, between and within the company facilities.
  • Interface with other functional areas in order to provide information on material status, such as stock balances, coordinate shortages, etc.
  • Investigate out of balance conditions.
  • Kit material.
  • Deliver and put away material to support engineering requirements.



  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications, especially Excel
  • Ability to learn new applications and systems quickly
  • Ability to take initiative in a fast-paced high tech environment
  • Strong communication and organizational skills, great attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Proven track record of working cooperatively and effectively in a team environment
  • Forklift Certified


A NIGHT OF A CAPPELLA – Benefit GHS Theater Program – Nov 10


Two GHS alums will be performing on the stage at Gloucester High School on Thursday evening November 10th, singing a cappella.  Proceeds benefit the GHS Theater program.  Tickets are on sale now (online) and will also be available at the door.  Advance ticket prices are significantly reduced, so get your tickets now! — https://gloucesterhighdrama.blogspot.com

Katy Geraghty (GHS 2012) is featured with “The Hexachords,” and Kate Parisi (GHS 2015) is featured with “For Good Measure.”  Both groups competed in the most recent season of ICCA (collegiate a cappella competition throughout the country.)  The Hexachords were most recently seen on season two of POP TV network’s “Sing It On” this past summer.

Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, Robert McNamara, Norman Mailer, Maxwell Taylor & lots more

We just voted. It was easy. No lines. We understand if you don’t like the choices. You probably seldom do. But you still have to choose. We all do. That’s kind of the point of a democracy. We never get exactly what we want, but we all work together for the good of our country as a whole.

More importantly, there are MASS referendum measures on the ballot today that will most likely affect your life far more than the new president will. I woke up today with this song in my head. It’s Paul Simon’s satire of Bob Dylan and politics all wrapped up into one fun song on Simon & Garfunkel’s mega-hit album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (all of which we have growing in our garden). Listen, laugh, vote and feel better! Lyrics below the video…

I been Norman Mailered, Maxwell Taylored
I been John O’Hara’d, McNamara’d
I been Rolling Stoned and Beatled till I’m blind
I been Ayn Randed, nearly branded
Communist, ’cause I’m left-handed
That’s the hand I use, well, never mind

I been Phil Spectored, resurrected
I been Lou Adlered, Barry Sadlered
Well, I paid all the dues I want to pay
And I learned the truth from Lenny Bruce
And all my wealth won’t buy me health
So I smoke a pint of tea a day

I knew a man, his brain was so small
He couldn’t think of nothing at all
Not the same as you and me
He doesn’t dig poetry
He’s so unhip that when you say Dylan
He thinks you’re talking about Dylan Thomas
Whoever he was
The man ain’t got no culture
But it’s alright, ma, everybody must get stoned

I been Mick Jaggered and silver daggered
Andy Warhol, won’t you please come home?
I been mother, father, aunt and uncled
Been Roy Haleed and Art Garfunkeled
I just discovered somebody’s tapped my phone

Pet of the Week- Trick 

Happy, goofy and lovable are all words the folks here have used to describe me! My name is Trick and I am a rescue dog from down south. I don’t quite know what my breed mix is but take one look at me and you can see I look just like a Treeing Walker Coonhound. 

 I am considered special needs because I recently had a Femoral Head Ostectomy surgery to correct some old trauma to my hip. I have recovered well and I can get around just fine. I am a friendly guy and I enjoy the company of just about anyone I meet.

 I have quite a bit of energy and love to spend my time walking on the trails or playing in the play yards. 

So do you think I could be a good match for you? Then come down and meet me today! For more information on all of the animals available at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter please go to our website:capeannanimalaid.org

Don’t miss a chance to publish: still 1 week to register for Cape Ann Reads picture book contest! Plus a shout out to artist volunteers!


Entry forms are rolling in! 

Applicants have until December 15th to upload a book submission,

but they need to register by November 15th or they won’t be eligible for the contest.

Shout out to local artists John Bassett, Bonnie Sylvester and Alexia Parker. Last week we reached out to local media including the Gloucester Daily Times, Cape Ann Beacon, Cape Ann Chamber newsletter, This Week on Rocky Neck and Good Morning Gloucester to help us broadcast the contest and/or seeking volunteer artists. Artists (and writers!) generously stepped forward with intriguing and generous offers! Scroll down to read more about three of the artist volunteers that responded to this recent public appeal. At this time we have more volunteers than requests. Amazing and inspiring!

Glass sculptor, artist John Bassett www.basglas.com, was the first to reach out with a generous and flexible offer. His website links to pages of glorious works.


His offer was quickly followed by Bonnie Sylvester’s thoughtful reasoning: “As an artist and early childhood educator, I would love to add my name to the mix of local volunteer artists that writers may consider. I think it will be a lot of fun to work this way.”  Sylvester works in a wide range of material including mixed media, acrylic, and watercolor. “I believe exceptional picture books are a marriage of story and picture. It’s so important to see the creativity in the author’s vision.”  She has a master’s degree in early education and is a docent at Cape Ann Museum.

Alexia Parker wanted to volunteer after she was urged by a couple of her friends and fans: “I had couple of friends and coworkers who saw it in the Gloucester Daily Times and contacted me. I grew up in Essex…I also work…in Essex. As far as my art goes, I have just recently been exploring avenues to get my name out there a little. Illustrating childrens’ books has been a dream of mine since I was a child, so I thought this could be a fun way to try it out.” She included this stunning collage as an example.


Stay tuned for more exciting news:

The Jury panel will be announced this week!

There will be a second jury panel made up of children. If you know a Cape Ann K-5th grader who likes to read or be read to, and would be excited to be part of the kids jury panel, let your library know! Names will be pulled out of a hat. For more information contact Capeannreads2016@gmail.com.

Cape Ann Reads children’s picture book contest is open to Cape Ann residents of ALL ages, students attending school on Cape Ann and people who work on Cape Ann. One winning book will be published by Cape Ann Reads in 2017, a first-edition printing prize valued up to $10,000. Additional honors will be announced.

Sponsor opportunities:

The 4 Cape Ann libraries and many regional partners have coordinated a calendar of wonderful events throughout 2016. Additional sponsors and support are sought and welcome! After the registration deadline, the contest organizers will announce additional specific prize categories.



Season Finale for the Pagoo

Not a bad season for the fearless Pagoo.  She made her final trip from her mooring in front of the Annisquam Yacht Club, towards Gloucester Harbor, to River Boat Works and the Montgomery Marina on Sunday, November 6th.  Way to make the most of boating season.  Hopefully, in just a mere five months, the Pagoo will make the return trip for another blessed season of wind in her sails.

Paul Horovitz and his grandson take their final sail of the season on the Pagoo