Did you know that there’s a company in Gloucester that builds custom cabinetry far better than anywhere else?

There’s something you should take note of in this picture-


You see how this entire unit is built as one piece?  That means there aren’t any ugly seams everything is built far greater than the standards you would get from any box store where they just put cabinet pieces together like legos.

Here’s James Padre Displaying a cabinet unit under construction for a custom home in Rockport MA.

From their website-

Padre Construction Inc. is owned and managed by third generation builder James P. Padre and specializes in high quality custom new home construction including additions to existing homes. We also offer custom woodworking and cabinetry in our own workshop.

We are staffed with knowledgeable office staff, project coordinators and highly skilled craftsman. Our construction crews are courteous, conscientious, professional and strive for the highest level of workmanship. We are fully equipped for all residential and light commercial projects offering excavation equipment, moving machinery, generators, a full line of updated power tools and our own custom woodworking shop.

Contact Padre Construction at – 978-580-0969

The Holidays: A Time of Discovery

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The holidays may be one of the few times that we have the opportunity to truly gather together as a family due to life’s schedules and proximity of our loved ones. For those who traveled to a loved one this past weekend, it may be the time when you noticed things are changing with mom or dad. While you’ve connected often on the phone, the extended time together may have provided a deeper look at their daily lives. Perhaps you noticed they were repeating themselves more often or that they appeared to be having more difficulty getting around. Couple this insight with the resolve that married couples may attach to the “for better or for worse” marriage vow. “No one can care for you as well as I can” or “I’m your husband, it’s my duty to care for you.” It’s important as families to talk to one another about…

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This is what Christmas is all about. Papa and Nonnie went to Belfast Maine to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas morning with the loves of our lives. Then we went to my sister’s in Dracut to be with more family wonderful day. Now time to rest. Hope everyone had a great day.

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Christmas Done ~ New Year’s Eve


At the Vittori-Rocci Hall ~ Beverly, MA

Limited Quantity $95 – ONLY A FEW TABLES LEFT!

Rock in 2017 with Blues Legend James Montgomery, Sax Attax Horns & friends for the first benefit of 2017 at Vittori-Rocci Hall directly off Route 128 with plenty of FREE on-site parking.  Your ticket includes:

  • Scrumptious Dinner Buffet created especially for the occasion by chef Peter Capalbo (formerly of Tryst and now of Fresh Food Catering in Wenham)
    • Sauteed Organic Chicken Piccata with Parsley, Lemon & Caper Butter
    • Beef Bourguignon
    • Basmati Rice
    • Seasonal Vegatables
    • Tossed Garden Salad with Assorted Garden Vegetables, Mixed Greens, Balsamic Vinaigrette
    • Fresh Rolls and butter
  • Concert
  • Dancing
  • Midnight Champagne Toast
  • Party Favors

Full cash bar available.  Portions of proceeds benefit V is for Veterans.



Thank You, Santa!

In Rockport, Santa comes to town twice.  He comes once, by lobster boat in early December, to help light the town Christmas Tree.  He comes back Christmas morning, after a very long night, so that the town’s children can say “thank you” for bringing Christmas into their homes.


This Lime Green Smokey Joe For $48.94 Is A Bargain and Sure To Be Collectable In The Not Too Distant Future

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I paid $10 more for mine that I’ve got all sealed up in it’s original packaging.  $48.94 is a bargain for one of the coolest color Smokey Joe’s ever offered in the States.

Check it out at this link

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3 Part Drawing Workshop with Gabrielle Barzaghi

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Every Thursday,   February 2, 2017 — February 16, 2017

10:00 a.m. — 12:15 p.m.

Participants will brush up on their drawing skills in this three session drawing workshop with visual artist Gabrielle Barzaghi. Drawing from still life and in the galleries, you will practice basic drawing skills such as visual measuring, line, value, composition and perspective. The class structure will remain flexible to allow for each individual’s drawing ability.

Gabrielle Barzaghi is a visual artist. She is a former Senior Lecturer in Art and Design at Suffolk University. She is a resident of Gloucester, MA.

Barzaghi, Catbriers Gabrielle Barzaghi, Catbriers, pastel, 2012.

Workshop Schedule:

Session One will meet in the activity room. Basic observational drawing techniques will be covered by showing examples, demonstration, and practice.

Session Two will involve drawing in the galleries from sculptural forms focusing on structural line, value, and volume.

Session Three will include compositional analysis and the study…

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