Cape Pond Ice Pumpkin Shirts

There are still some “limited edition” Cape Pond Ice Dry Ice “smoking” Pumpkin & Orange T-shirts available in time for Halloween, in both youth & adult sizes.

Come down and check out the inventory in our shop at 104 Commercial Street, Gloucester.


Scott Memhard, President
Cape Pond Ice Company
aka Bresnahan Ice

Nia class starting at MAGMA Thursday October 19, 12pm

The free library Nia series has ended but the class wanted to continue as a regular Nia class , so I will be offering the class at MAGMA studio.

Nia with Linda Wilkes at MAGMA (Movement Arts Gloucester MA)  
Thursdays at noon starting October 19, 2017

MAGMA is at 11 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA (Brown’s Mall building) and is handicapped accessible through 186 Main Street, elevator to 5th floor.

Nia is a no-impact, movement class that draws from a number of disciplines including yoga, Tae Kwon Do, Jazz, modern dance and Tai Chi. Routines are created for safety and put to great music to enable participants to experience joy, all while getting a great cardiovascular workout.  Nia can be practiced by people of all ages and abilities.  Nia is usually done in bare feet but can be done in socks or sneakers if special footwear is needed.  Hmm.. fun, safety, good music, joy and cardiovascular health all in one package. Come experience this healthy, mindful and fun fitness experience for yourself.

Nia class at Magma  $10 per class/$5 Seniors/ Sliding scale for those in need

Linda Wilkes is a white belt certified Nia instructor. She is a semi-retired graphic designer and professional singer.  Linda grew up ballet dancing and started out life as a registered nurse.  She relishes the opportunity to combine her love of music, health and movement with Nia and looks forward to passing on this movement form to others.

Nia with Linda Wilkes-Mindful Movement for Health and Happiness  


The Movie “Food Evolution” Tonight at 7:30 PM

Skeptics in the Pub of Gloucester is sponsoring the viewing of Food Evolution tonight at 7:30 PM at Gloucester’s Cape Ann Community Cinema, 21 Main Street.

If you have strong opinions about GMO foods you might find out you are dead wrong. Check it out tonight and arm yourself with actual facts.

From their website:

FOOD EVOLUTION shows how easily misinformation, confusion, and fear can overwhelm objective analysis. How do we ensure that our food supply is safe, and that everyone has enough to eat? How do we feed the world while also protecting the planet? Has genetic engineering increased or decreased pesticide use? Are GMO foods bad for your health? And, most importantly, what data, evidence, and sources are we using to approach these important questions?

Cape Ann Cinema and Stage, 21 Main St, Gloucester, offers beer, wine, and snacks for sale. Doors open at 7 PM, movie at 7:30 PM.

Leigh Slingluff plein air

De-Installation of the group show: LOOK AGAIN: FOUR LOCAL ARTISTS NANCY LeGENDRE, KAREN KOCH-WESER, KATHERINE COAKLEY, AND LEIGH SLINGLUFF  at Rocky Neck Cultural Center. Endicott faculty and student exhibition is coming next. The center is open all year.

Photos: Paintings by Leigh Slingluff coming down from Rocky Neck Cultural Center 2017 group exhibition. This show pulled from a colony of 4 artists that meet to paint en plein air, for years. They are not exclusively plein air artists, but they are when they meet up. Slingluff was awarded second place at the Cape Ann Plein Air Quick Draw for the second year in a row.


Charlie’s Place Super Specials

Light touch, fried haddock Dinner Daily Super specials were flying out the take-out door, and to the steady stream of diners eating in. This time it was fish chowder for me and steak tips for my kids. Charlie’s Place 83 Bass Avenue Gloucester, MA (978) 281-5002 is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.



Tomorrow! Big Tiny Art Event fundraiser for Rocky Neck @theRudder

Go big and go home…with Tiny Art! Everyone will own art from this event. The 2017 Big Tiny Art Event will benefit The Rocky Neck Art Colony, Wednesday October 18, 6PM sharp. $50 tickets.

Seaport Grille Hits the Mark

Sunday evening we returned to the Seaport Grille for dinner and it was a great experience!  Trainee Dawn and Trainer Chris served us with just the right amount of attention and were well informed about the menu.

Jim had the cioppino, a kind of seafood stew which came complete with a lobster bib!  He needed it—the cioppino was full of a variety of seafood.  I splurged on the lobster pie.  There was plenty of lobster to bring home for a future meal.

The highlight of the meal (for me) might have been the Seaport Coffee!!!  Yummmmm. Highly recommended. As we were having dinner, fireworks went off just across the water which added to the atmosphere but gave me a bit of a fright at first.  When you hear that noise these days, fireworks isn’t first on the list of possibilities unless it is July 4th.  Regardless, it was a nice little bonus on a lovely evening at the Seaport Grille.

**I am currently having trouble uploading pictures for this post.  Your loss!  The food even looks fabulous in the pictures **

Grapefruit ~

Cape Ann Wellness

In Ayurveda, the secret of the grapefruit lies in its powerful flavors, sour and bitter. These cleansing tastes stimulate the flow of bile, diluting and flushing it out of the gallbladder and into the small intestine. Stagnant bile tends to collect and thicken in the gall bladder, where the liver stores the bile after producing it, forming problematic sludge and stones. The sludge inhibits the drainage of bile, congesting the liver. Sour and bitter flavors encourage the bile to move and flush toxins out of the liver to the relief of your newly cleansed liver cells.

*Grapefruits are contraindicated for high blood pressure or when using anti-depressants. If you take thyroid medication, please check with your doctor before adding grapefruit to your diet.

Grapefruit with Ginger, Honey and Cardamom

2 pinch Cardamon
2 pinch Ginger (dried)
1 c Grapefruit
1 tsp Honey

1. Peel grapefruit

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Art Haven’s Pumpkin Carving Party for Kids!

Cape Ann Community


October 22 • Drop-in 12-3pm • FREE • Good for all ages

Celebrate Halloween with us! Carve a pumpkin to take home for halloween, have your face painted and take a Halloween Photos too.

For more information visit

This event is made possible by the generous support of the Institution for Savings for providing pumpkins for this year’s Pumpkin Carving Party. Special thanks to Wolf Hill for their help.

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