Spending the day with Jessica, granddaughter Charlotte, and Liv–Charlotte fed herself a spoonful of ice cream at lunch today and it was priceless when she looked up at her Mama with an expression of pure bliss and amazement 🙂

Liv and Jessica Photos

2017 Annual Annisquam Christmas Fair

Annual Annisquam Sewing Circle Christmas Fair
December 2, 2017 – 8:00am – 12:00 pm

Annisquam Village Hall
34 Leonard Street, Gloucester MA 01930-1322

Each autumn the members of the Annisquam Sewing Circle gather to prepare for the Annual Christmas Fair, well known for its fabulous one-of-a-kind wreaths and center pieces as well as decorated boxwood trees. Also one will find beautiful bulbs and potted plants ready to give or take home, delicious homemade gourmet food items and handcrafted gift items.

The Annual Christmas Fair & Luncheon and the Annual Plant and Gourmet Food Sale raise funds to support scholarships for graduating seniors who are going on to college, training for a trade or other educational opportunities and community projects on Cape Ann, for example: The Open Door Food Pantry, Backyard Growers, Cape Ann Animal Aid, Pathways for Children.

The Annisquam Sewing Circle was begun in 1837 as the Annisquam Female Benevolent Society. It is thought to be the oldest continuous independent society of women on Cape Ann.

The Society’s purpose as stated in its Preamble, was “for the performance of acts of benevolence.” Through the years, the Society, and now the Circle, has contributed generously to community programs and to individuals.

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Andy Warhol art found in Amesbury North Shore MA goes to local Auction house

Andy Warhol gifts of art and memorabilia to Jon Gould to sell at John McInnis Auctioneers estate sale on December 2, 2017

From the auction house printed matter:

The Contents of The Harriett (Woodsom) Gould Country Home in Amesbury, MA
Removed for convenience to our McInnis Gallery,76 MAIN STREET – AMESBURY, MA


Friday, December 1 at 3 p.m.
There will be no internet bidding for this session

Saturday, December 2 at 1 p.m.

Harriett and her husband “Bud” were well known long time Amesbury Residents. Harriett grew up on the famous Woodsom Farm and Bud ran Gould Insurance for decades. Discovered in  the estate to be auctioned are the personal belongings of Jon J. Gould, son of Harriett and Bud.  Jon was a former Vice President of Paramount Pictures and shared a special bond with Andy Warhol, becoming Andy’s closest friend and companion in the 1980’s. 

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surfing through rainbow sprays #GloucesterMA

Looking out over Long Beach from Gloucester side, November 10 2017, chilly and pretty surfing for a couple of dozen surfers, mesmerizing for onlookers

surfing through rainbows wave spray

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Return of the Magnificent 7: Healy halts Sotheby’s from selling Berkshire Museum art

For now, PASS!

On Friday November 10, 2017, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy responded to Judge Agostini’s November 7th decision greenlighting Sotheby’s sale. The Massaschusetts AGO appeal reversed the decision, ultimately procuring an injunction from Judge Trainor, Massachusetts Appeals Court. This 11th hour move will not be the last word on the case, though it scuttles any scheduled sale prior to December 11 (with allowances for extensions to build the case.)

Meanwhile, on Monday, November 13, 2017, collectors can purchase Martin Johnson Heade’s Crimson Topaz Hummingbirds and 76 major American paintings at Sotheby’s. The Sotheby’s sale originally featured 84 lots. Norman Rockwell’s Shuffleton’s Barbershop, and 6 more of the Berkshire Museum 40, will not be sold, yet.

No bidding No sales for these 7 Berkshire Museum Sotheby’s lot 10 – lot 16:

Berkshire Museum Albert Bierstadt Connecticut River Valley Claremont NH Sothebys Lot 15
Albert Bierstadt Connecticut River Valley Claremont NH  temporarily remaining collection Berkshire Museum
Berkshire Museum Augustus Saint Gaudens Diana of the Tower 1899
Augustus Saint Gaudns Diana of the Tower  temporarily remaining collection Berkshire Museum
Berkshire Museum George Henry Durrie Hunter in Winter Wood Sothebys lot 11
George Henry Durrie Hunter in Winter Wood temporarily remaining collection Berkshire Museum
Berkshire Museum John La Farge Magnolia Sotheby's Lot12
John La Farge Magnolia  temporarily remaining collection Berkshire Museum
Norman Rockwell Blacksmith 1940 Berkshire Museum potential Sothebys sale
Norman Rockwell Blacksmith’s boy 1940
Berkshire Museum Thomas Wilmer Dewing The White Dress Sotheby's Lot 13
Thomas Wilmer Dewing The White Dress  temporarily remaining collection Berkshire Museum


Martin Johnson Heade Crimson Topaz Hummingbirds Nesting near a Palm tree o c 13 x 11 ca1865 est 150 to 200 thousand Sothebys
This one you can buy; it’s not from the Berkshire Museum. Martin Johnson Heade Crimson Topaz Hummingbirds Nesting near a Palm tree oil on canvas, 13 x 11, ca1865, Sotheby’s presale estimate is $150,000 to $250,000. Heade painted Newburyport and area great salt marsh scenes

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Crossfit Cape Ann Community Class Saturday Morning

Cape Ann Wellness

Join us at Crossfit Cape Ann Saturday at 9AM for our Community Team WOD. You can even bring a friend! The More the merrier! $5 for all non members which is donated locally. No Crossfit experience necessary. If you’ve been wondering what Crossfit is all about, no better time than now. See you there!

Check us out at of find us on Facebook @crossfitcapeanners

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Float like a balloon…

Cape Ann Wellness

Are you anxious, tense, stiff, tight or sore to name a few?

Experts estimate that ninety percent of disease is stress related, and nothing ages us faster than high stress.

That’s where Massage Therapy becomes important in our lives, in our healthcare. It may not eliminate all of your anxieties and pressures, but massage can help to manage stress.

Contact Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC to feel like a floating ballon and experience the emotional and physical benefits from regular bodywork.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”


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