Can you guys leave comments as to conventional wisdom in regard to owning vs leasing an electric water heater?

The house we just bought has an electric water heater which is closer to the end of its life cycle but was leased for $17 per month by the previous owners. If anything goes wrong the leasing company comes out and fixes it.

Does it make sense to keep the current operational water heater and pay the lease, or to buy a new one, or is there a different way to go?


blue-ocean-dragger-shipwreck-gloucester-ma-niles-beach-closed-copyright-kim-smithKnocked about by rough seas and high winds, the pilot house and other large parts of the Blue Ocean dragger overnight washed ashore onto Niles. Updated plans for the ship’s total demise include towing onto the beach and crushing it, which may take place Tuesday.


Lighting of Nubble Lighthouse

Aside from our beautiful lighthouses here at home, Nubble Lighthouse in York, Maine is one of the most scenic and most visited lighthouses in New England.   It’s another one of my favorites to photograph and this Saturday November 26th they will be lighting it for Christmas as they do each year.    It will stay lit through Christmas.   Check them out on facebook!


Gloucester High School will be competing in the annual Kiss 108 Matty in the Morning Turkey Toss live on the radio at 7am wednesday

On Wednesday November 23rd Gloucester High School will be competing in the annual Kiss 108 Matty in the Morning Turkey Toss live on the radio at 7am. This is the second time GHS has competed in the event (last time was in 2012). The 2016 event will be held at DCR’s Baxter Park Amphitheater at Assembly Row in Somerville Massachusetts.

GHS football players Nate Young and Christian Sanfilippo will be the two representing the city as they compete against nine other teams on the air. Other teams include defending champions Arlington High School and Thanksgiving rivals the Danvers Falcons.

The competition is simple. Each of the ten teams have one chance for a player to throw a frozen turkey to the other player. The team that hurls and successfully catches the bird at the greatest distance is the champion. The event is live on the air with Matty, Billy, and Lisa doing commentary.

Please tune in to 107.9 on Wednesday morning at 7am to listen to the boys attempt to bring the trophy to Gloucester….. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!   

For more information on the event:


Highland Foods Maple Pepper With Garlic  and Maple Pepper With Habanero 

More from Joey’s pit-

Northeast BBQ

The Habanero On The Arts and The Garlic On The Ribeye.

Going to reverse search the ribeye while the ABTs are on.  I’ll report back my findings.

My Kate gave them both her seal of approval.  In fact she liked it so much she was raving to her dad “The Bipster” about them.

They are both ridiculously good on corn on the cob.

To purchase-

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Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 11/21/16


Welcome To Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board

Joey C ~

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.

Composer Robert Bradshaw presents Aesop’s Fables

November 18, 2016 ~ Cape Ann Museum

Saturday, December 3

1:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.

At the Cape Ann Museum, composer and musician Robert Bradshaw will conduct a string trio in a series of compositions inspired by Aesop’s Fables.

Visit CAM’s Facebook page to enter a raffle of animal-themed children’s goodies in celebration of this event!

Free and open to the public. This program is made possible by the Goldhirsh Foundation.


This program is accessible.

“A Harvest of Songs and Stories” Free Concert at the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church Saturday, November 19 at 3:00 PM

November 17, 2016 ~ Rose ~

Mother and son acapella duo Rose Sheehan and Colin de la Barre of Gloucester, MA will sing songs and tell stories from folk traditions in celebration of the Fall and Harvest Time on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM at the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church. The church is located at the corner of Middle and Church Streets in Gloucester, MA. The main entrance is through the front doors of the church. An accessible entrance is at 10 Church Street. Admission is free. 


Rose Sheehan, a life-long native of Massachusetts, grew up enjoying music of all genres, singing in church and school choirs. In the late 1970’s, she became enthralled with traditional music. Soon after settling in Boston, she starting performing throughout the Northeast region at coffeehouses and small taverns including the Nameless Coffeehouse, Cambridge, the Pressroom, NH, the Thirsty Whale, ME and Fiddler’s Green, Toronto. She studied vocal technique with Anabel Graetz and Frankie Armstrong and performed as a solo vocalist with the Revels in the early 1980’s.

Colin de la Barre was raised in a musical household. He demonstrated his talent for music and rhythm as a very young child, dancing before he could speak. He played fiddle during his middle childhood years, easily picking up tunes by ear. When asked, Colin says he began singing with his mom in his late teens. Rose asserts that they’ve been “singing together since before he was born!”

As a duo, Rose and Colin are well known for their inspired harmonies and rich blend of familial voices.

They have appeared together at venues including the Mystic Sea Music Festival, the Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival, the Indian Neck Folk Festival, the New England Folk Festival, coffeehouses and house concerts.

In 2014 they were selected as juried showcase performers for the North East Regional Folk Alliance Conference in Kerhonkson, NY.

Rose and Colin are online at

Lantern Walk and Workshops

November 17, 2016 ~ Rose ~

The  mid-point between the equinox and the solstice is the cross quarter day, traditionally observed as a fire festival. A lantern walk marks the end of autumn and the start of winter. We carry light into the darkening days with hope for the renewed light to come.
Come make a lantern on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning.
Come join in community to carry the light in a Lantern Walk on Saturday afternoon.
“Each of us is one small light, but together we shine bright!”