Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight)

Addendum – My husband Tom shares a photo that he took of Joey Ramone. His band The Atlantics were opening for the Ramones at The Club in Cambridge in May 1976. I think a bootleg album was made that night and you can see the Atlantics on the marquis in the first minute of the video.ramones-at-the-club-in-cambridge


Before: Awaiting Gloucester Lobster Trap Menorah

at Temple Ahavat Achim, 86 Middle Street, Gloucester, MA. It would be the third year for this tradition.Upcoming TAA event: movies and Chinese food December 24th at Cape Ann Cinema & Stage.



Lisa Smith of Cape Ann TV won a national award for her report on Gloucester’s Giant Lobster Trap Tree and Menorah which will soon be linked on the Gloucester HarborWalk marker #32 for the temple.

The new building was designed by Maryann Thompson. Learn more about her design.

She was part of a fantastic symposium at Cape Ann Museum this year. I’ll add that link, too.



Community photos of Anna Vojtech presentation at Sawyer Free Library

Anna Vojtech gave a wonderful presentation at Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library about her working process and experience with children’s book publishing.

The November 26th event was part of Cape Ann Reads.

The photographs were taken by Kristen Jaques, Sawyer Free Library Assistant, children’s services.


Accident 128 North at Sudbay’s!

At least 6 cars were just involved in an accident heading north on 128 right in front of Sudbay’s.  Just because the temperature has risen,  doesn’t mean the roads are safe.  Be careful.  I missed getting a photo even though my husband is driving….but I worry about the cars heading towards to accident not being able to stop quickly enough!img_8884

The Ameros invade 104.9 FM tomorrow (SUN) at 9am

Amero_Family_Xmas[1]Just in case you didn’t know, the Amero Family Christmas is a Gloucester tradition and it’s coming back to the Rhumb Line next Wednesday 12/21.  You can get a taste of the fun tomorrow (SUNDAY) morning at 9AM when Curtain Up host Aurelia Nelson welcomes Fly, Linda & J.B. Amero into her studio — and you just never know what will happen when those folks get together.  Tune in for some outrageous musical fun!

Here’s a sampler of some of Fly’s Christmas songs.

The Winner By A Mile Of The First GMG Community Coffee Maker Showdown- The Chemex Recommended by Donna Soodalter-Toman, Chuck Cook and Ellie

Chemex Classic Wood Collar and Tie Glass 8-Cup Coffee Maker with 100 Count Bonded Circle Coffee Filters

Read the five star rated reviews and purchase here


Donna Soodalter-Toman

Been using my Chemex since the 70’s- works great!!!!


I second the Chemex. Takes a little more effort but the result is great. Looks really cool as well.


Chemex. Period. No better way.

Chemex Classic Wood Collar and Tie Glass 8-Cup Coffee Maker with 100 Count Bonded Circle Coffee Filters

Poll Results were a runaway-


Last Minute Christmas Gift – Great for Anybody on Your List!

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Power Yoga is great for moms and dads, cousins and kids, co workers, neighbors, and anyone you know that you want to live a long, healthy, and happy life. A really slick gift is to buy a 5-pack of classes for you and a 5-pack for your partner to see if going to yoga together in the new year is something that you both enjoy doing.

Our classes are open to all levels and always just $10, however for the remainder of this weekend if you buy a bundle of 5, 10, or 20 classes or a Month Unlimited, you’ll get 10% off.

Click here to check one more gift off your list.

Or come in to the studio to shop in person!

Had enough of the COLD?


Come and WARM UP!


Please call or email us with any questions, anytime.


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Tragabigzanda T Shirts From Lauree Cameron Eckler

By way of email introduction my name is Lauree Cameron Eckler and I was born and raised in Gloucester, attended Plum Cove, Beeman, Fuller, O’Malley and GHS. As you know a great place to grow up and some of my closest and most well-respected friends are those I grew up with and shared many an adventure with on Cape Ann.  A good friend of mine Rob Mirak has been encouraging me to reach out to you for a long time.  Rob and I are both transplants to Concord/Carlisle but both love to talk about home J and our daughters have become great friends. Most of my family still lives on Cape Ann…my sister owns Sand Castles clothing store in Rockport. 

A couple of years ago, I decided to pursue one of the many things on my list…the fact that Cape Ann needed its own brand…similar to Black Dog or even better Beetlebung on Martha’s Vineyard. I wanted to develop a lifestyle brand that celebrated the history of Cape Ann and the natives who first made Cape Ann their home and the many adventurers who landed on our shores. The brand we finally decided upon was Tragabigzanda as it was the last name given to Cape Ann by John Smith before Prince Charles (with permission of King James of England) changed the name to Cape Ann after his mother Queen Anne of Denmark).  In doing this research, I realized that I really didn’t know all of the history and the many names that Cape Ann was before it was Cape Ann and I realized there are many natives, current residents and tourists who don’t know either.  

Our hang tags tell a bit of the story as does our website www.tragabigzandacapeann.com …and we will begin to feature bit and pieces of the story and legends on our FB page and through pictures on Instagram.  We are having lots of fun designing our practical and super comfortable Tragabigzanda apparel & accessories.  We currently sell our Tragabigzanda products on line, at Sand Castles in Rockport and at the Annisquam Exchange during the summer months and hope to continue to expand our line and eventually open a store on Cape Ann. 


Join our Team of Compassionate Caregivers Helping Keep Cape Ann Seniors Safe at Home

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