Great Schools | Thank you Gloucester! O’Maley Innovation Middle School chromebook bonanza

Thanks to the City of Gloucester, Google and HP- 8th graders received their brand new chrome books tonight. Gloucester O’Maley Innovation Middle School was buzzing with excitement.

Assistant Principal (and beloved former social studies teacher), Mr. Jeff Destino, explained the rules and responsibilities.


From there,  parents and the 8th grade students headed to the sky high, skylit, art adorned hub, the Commons, set up tonight with temporary tables stacked high with tech.





Toby Burnham, also known as The Seagull Whisperer, and his lobster boat the Jupiter II, spotted along the Back Shore.

Toby Burnham The Seagull Whisperer

Excitement starting for the Schooner Festival

The Columbia and the Roseway are already in. Went to the Maritime Gloucester Pier and could see The Columbia, Ardelle and The Schooner Adventure. When driving through Stage Fort Park, saw the Roseway coming into port.

The Roseway

Ardelle, Schooner Adventure and The Columbia


Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~’Down Home Swing’ Tonight! @ The Rhumb Line 7-10pm 8.30.2017


Wednesday, August 30 – 7pm
40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA
My Special Guests: DOWN HOME SWING!

Such a treat for us all to have Downhome Swing as our Rhumb Line music guests… for so many reasons. First off, the level of musicianship is totally off the charts. Marston by himself is a treasure. Add that Laurie and Ellen have such a natural vocal blend, you’d swear they were sisters! And… we of course must take full advantage of the limited time we have each year with the Keefes before they head back to St. John. Yes, we are lucky! ~ Fly

left to right: CHICK MARSTON, LAURIE KEEFE, ELLEN FORD, JAY KEEFE — with Laurie Keefe.

Brad Byrd‎ ~Highest Mountain Tour @ Katrina’s Tonight 8pm with James Vassallo opening 8.30.2014

James Vassallo from Above Water

Brad Byrd


This is the official North Shore ‘Highest Mountain’ album release party! It’ll be a full band show with some killer players and James Vassallo will be opening. Can’t wait to play the record for everyone!

Brad Byrd

14 Rogers St
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Visitors–American Cruises and St Raphael School Retreat

Gloucester was a busy town for visitors yesterday, with the American Cruise line pulling into port, and the St Raphael School Staff Retreat taking a break on Stacy Boulevard.

From the American Cruse Lines

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YETI…Well Thank Goodness

I took a three-day camping trip with four other “grown-ups” and 24 students a few weeks back.  Campers’ parents were kind enough to supply us with tons of gear to make the trip a success.  The 29 of us had 13 tents, 14 kayaks, 4 paddle boards, 3 grills, and several assorted coolers.  The YETI cooler shown below….did its job…and then some.  Don’t get me wrong….for the price these coolers better be game changers…but I was super impressed nonetheless.

In the days prior to the actual trip the children formed cooking groups, planned menus, and went shopping for all supplies and provisions.  Pretty cool.  While we had some larger 10 gallon jugs of water with purifiers, we also bought some small bottles of water. Those bottles went into the YETI warm….straight off the shelf of the grocery store….early Wednesday morning.  Just before midnight, Thursday night, we fished some completely frozen bottles of water out of the YETI.

Joey loves the Kenley brand Double Insulated Beer Can Cooler-Insulator and the RTIC brand double-walled stainless tumblers.  I wonder if there is a cooler out there as powerfully cold as the YETI…in a more affordable price?  Thoughts?

Check out all YETI products HERE

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Nasya Oil ~

Cape Ann Wellness

The benefits of Nasya Oil….

The nose is the direct route to the brain and also the doorway to consciousness. It is the entrance for prana, the life force, which comes into the body through the breath. Healthy uncongested breathing is important to ensure proper flow of prana throughout the head and body. When an excess of bodily fluids accumulates in the sinus, throat, nose or head areas, it is best eliminated through the nose. Administration of herbally infused oil, or nasya, helps facilitate this cleansing process. Nasya Oil soothes and protects the nasal passage while nourishing the tissues.

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• improve quality of voice
• strengthen vision
• promote mental clarity

Classically, nasya oil is part of a daily routine for this very reason.
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