Activity at the Blue Ocean shipwreck early this morning.


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The Holiday Season is Here – A Great Time to Consider Respite Care

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Respite Care is Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul

With the mild fall season we’ve had I hope you’re not surprised when I tell you that the holiday season has arrived bringing along with it expanded to-do lists, cooking, parties and much more.  For those of you who are caregivers – these can make for stressful times when juggling life’s every day priorities. As parents of young children, we look to a trusted sitter, friend or family member when we need to take a break.  It’s great to know you have someone you can trust when you need it.

The same fact can hold true when we find ourselves caring for an aging parent, a spouse, or loved one that has become ill requiring care to remain safe at home. Being a caregiver can be a rewarding experience, which may allow us to deepen bonds with our loved one. For…

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Great Video: Bobbi Gibb Marathon Sculpture Project

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Hi Joe,

I thought some of the local sports fans might like to see this amazing video from the other night in Boston where two north shore ladies received the Good Sportsman award from the sports editors of the Boston Globe for their stories.   You might recall Abbey D’Agostino from the Olympics as one and the other is of course our own Bobbi Gibb from Rockport!

I’ve posted the video and also photos from the event on this page below!

Thanks for sharing!

Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco
Marketer for Technology & the Arts
seARTS Cape Ann – Advisor

Fine artist and award winning children’s book illustrator and author ANNA VOJTECH @Sawyer Free November 26

Don’t miss Anna Vojtech‘s special program for Cape Ann Reads from Sawyer Free children’s services. “Informative and casual master class about how to work with publishers and what do to for preparing and sending your children’s books to publishers.”




Coming Soon to a Parking Lot Near You

One week from today, unbelievably, the Schrafft family will make our annual day-after-Thanksgiving trip to The Beverly Tree Farm to cut down our Christmas Tree.  For us, it is more than just getting our tree…. it is about the atmosphere, the ambience, the donations that are made to charitable organizations each year…and the tradition.  Getting our tree at “the farm” is all that my boys know and it is always one of their favorite days of the holiday season…and maybe even the entire year.

All that having been said, I am well aware that there are gorgeous trees to be scored here on “the island”…so, I ask you, share where you get your tree.  Do you have a favorite place?  A well kept secret you’d like to share?  A bargain?  A favorite experience?  A place off the beaten path?  Let us know!


Chickity Check it!- Lifestyle Blog: The Common Day


I am an avid reader and Gloucester local and I was wondering if you’d be so kind to post on GMG a little blurb about my lifestyle blog, The Common Day.

I’d love to get the word out! I post mostly about home and family life as well as adventuring around New England.

Here is where you can find me!:

Instagram: @thecommonday


Thanks and Happy (almost) Thanksgiving!


Nicole Schradieck