Cape Pond Ice

Cape Pond Ice Company

Published by Scott Memhard

We need your help! – This may be our last chance to keep Cape Pond Ice afloat & serving Gloucester’s fleet! PLEASE contact Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Romeo & Alexander Strysky at MA MEMA to endorse our Cape Pond Ice project and plans ahead:

Before Fiesta we need Letters & E-mails of Support for: Cape Pond Ice Plant Moderization, Re-configuration, and Supporting Restaurant/ Fish Market/ Distillery/ Parking

RE: EEA No. 15867 Cape Pond Ice Company, Gloucester

Project Description: An Environmental Notification Form (ENF) has been filed with the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs by Cape Pond Ice Company, LLC to renovate an existing 34,423-sf building to reconfigure and modernize the ice plant, add 33 parking spaces within the building and convert a portion of the building to a three-level, 15,300-sf restaurant. The project may also include a distillery. The project does not include any expansion of the existing building. The site is located on filled and flowed tidelands in the Gloucester Inner Harbor Designated Port Area.

Contact: Alex Strysky, MEPA Office, 100 Cambridge Street, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02114
ph: (617) 626-1025 fx: (617) 626-1181

Mayor Sefatia Giambanco Romeo Theken, City Hall, 9 Dale Avenue, Gloucester MA 01930
ph: (978) 281-9700


After 170 years, we don’t want Cape Pond Ice to end up “on the rocks” like the scalloper Artemis, or lost at sea, like the Andrea Gail!

Scott Memhard, PresidentCAPE POND ICE COMPANY, INC.aka Bresnahan Ice, Lawrence & Peabody Icehouse104 Commercial Street, Fort WharfGloucester, MA 01930tel: 978-283-0174 FAX 978-283-3714 cell: 978-879-9394

RE: EEA No. 15867 Cape Pond Ice Company, Gloucester

Project Description:

Scott Memhard, PresidentCAPE POND ICE COMPANY, INC.aka Bresnahan Ice, Lawrence & Peabody Icehouse104 Commercial Street, Fort WharfGloucester, MA 01930tel: 978-283-0174 FAX 978-283-3714 cell: 978-879-9394


“What do Piping Plovers eat, especially the chicks?” is one of the questions most frequently asked of our volunteer monitors. 

Piping Plover chicks eat everything the adults eat, only in smaller bites, and pretty much anything they can catch. We’ll often see the chicks pecking repeatedly in one spot. Unlike Mama and Papa PiPl, they don’t always eat the insect in one swallow. The chick will chase after the insect and eat it in several beakfulls.

Piping Plovers forage at the shoreline, in the intertidal zone, and at mud and sand flats. While running, they scan the immediate area, and then peck at the prey it locates. When by the water’s edge and in the sand flats, they eat sea worms, tiny crustaceans, and mollusks. When around the wrack line, they find teeny insects including spiders, beetles, ants, and insect larvae.

Here’s our little Pip at eight days old feeding on a winged insect. Piping Plover chicks begin pecking and looking for food within hours after hatching.

If you would like to be a Piping Plover volunteer monitor, please contact Thank you, and the PiPl thank you, too 🙂


How terrific to see Officer Jamie Levie at Good Harbor Beach bright and early this morning- and a quiet peaceful morning it was. Officer Teagan Dolan was at GHB yesterday morning, too. Our sincerest thanks to ACOs Jamie and Teagan, and to Chief John McCarthy for the stepped up patrols at Good Harbor Beach and for all their kind assistance with our GHB PiPl family.



Finding a Glosta Rocks with the kind message “All You Need is Love” sure put a smile on my face last week on the way to PiPl monitoring. I left the rock there for the next person crossing the footbridge to see, but after reading the article in the Gloucester Times, I know now to send the photo to the Glosta Rocks facebook page.

Glosta Rocks! Facebook group promotes kindness, community with hidden, painted popples

Like messages in a bottle, they travel. You can find one on Stacy Boulevard, and if you happen to be going to L.A., leave it for someone else to find on Sunset Boulevard.

And like Easter egg hunts, they tend to elicit puns. So here goes the first one. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you probably know that “kindness rocks” — the finding of, painting of, hiding of, hunting of, and, importantly, posting of — have gone viral, online and offline, and not just in grass-roots America, but all around the world.

If, while strolling on Stacy Boulevard this spring you’ve spotted kids tip-toeing tenuously through the tulips staring intently down at the ground and wondered what they were up to, it wasn’t “Pokemon Go.”

It was rock hunting. Kindness rock hunting.

What are kindness rocks? They are rocks —small, smooth, flat surfaced stones or popples, the kind you’d find on the beach or in a garden — brightly painted, often with positive messages of good cheer, encouragement, inspiration — “Be kind,” “Let a smile be your umbrella,” “Share!” “Shine!” “Joy!” Just as often, they’re just painted: sometimes quite cleverly, even brilliantly.

In Gloucester, there’s nothing new about using rocks to send messages of hope and encouragement. Art Haven director Traci Corbett says that rock painting in one form or another has long been a popular activity at the Main Street studio, and it’ll be offering it at its new summer extension space on the lower level of 76 Roger St. as well as at its Cape Ann Farmers Market table.

Then there are Dogtown’s great inscribed boulders. They’ve been around since the Great Depression when local entrepreneur Roger Babson saw in their smooth stone faces an opportunity to provide work for local unemployed stone masons, having them inscribe in the stones the kind of words and messages of encouragement the American Dream is built on. “Industry! Ideas! Integrity! Courage! Spiritual Power! Never try, never win!” the stones tell passing strangers.



Elise and Tucker are releasing a batch of native perennial plants this week on Wednesday, June 20th. The young plants are home grown and are only $5.50 each. Baptisia, Echinacea, Verbena, and Ascleipias tuberosa (orange milkweed) are just some of the fine beauties you’ll find there.  Elise is planning to grow an expanded collection of natives in the future. Supplies are limited so come on over to Cedar Rock Gardens before they are all sold out.

Cedar Rock Gardens is located at 299 Concord Street in West Gloucester and they are open every day of the week.

Painting with Pauline LIVE at Trio Restaurant and Bar

Check out Painting with Pauline LIVE at Trio Restaurant and Bar, Thursday 6:30-7:30pm, 64 Main Street, hosted by Bridge Cape Ann and Pauline’s Gifts. The weather forecast looks perfect for a fun event at that pretty outside deck.

Italiano’s has evolved into Trio: “Owners Deo and Paula Braga are creating a legacy of high quality family dining here on Cape Ann.  The acclaimed Azorean celebrates the classic cuisine of the Azores… and now they present the Trio Restaurant, Portuguese, American and Italian cuisine. Trio celebrates Italian American and Portuguese dishes, the ones we all know and love, crafted from the best ingredients, with the professional flair of chef Manny Lapa.  From salad to dessert, the menu is familiar, comforting, and always delicious.”

Nice touch that high geranium on Trio’s building.

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Congratulations O’Maley 8th grade students aka future GHS class of 2022! Thank you Principal Lucey!

Thanks to all involved in today’s lovely and meaningful graduation ceremonies. Mayor Romeo Theken shook hands with each and every student; I have not seen that with a middle school before. President of BankGloucester, Patrick Thorpe, helped with the presentation of certificates. The student speakers and the O’Maley chorus were awesome. Allison Cousins played a pivotal role in the lives of these 8th grade students through all three middle school years. Now she’ll begin again with the incoming 6th grade class. Thanks to all the 6th, 7th and 8th grade O’Maley educators! Double congratulations to Principal Debra Lucey who is retiring and to her family who welcomed a new baby grandson just before the event.

Mom’s Kitchen


DSC09005“Comfort food season has officially begun at Mom’s Kitchen! Dave Tucker & crew have all your breakfast favorites like bennies, hash, & homemade muffins, plus daily lunch specials like Turkey Dinner & Cabbage Rolls. Don’t forget about the homemade desserts AND exclusive parking across the street. Mom’s is at 29 Commercial St on Gloucester’s working waterfront. Open daily at 5am the latest!”

During Fiesta, Mom’s Kitchen will be selling Italian Sausage at the window so line up. 



Boston Cannons Lacrosse This Saturday @ Endicott! Ticket Giveaway too.

The oldest and most historic rivalry in Major League Lacrosse begins another chapter as the Boston Cannons and the New York Lizards face-off for the first time in 2018 at Endicott College in Beverly, MA on June 23rd.

 This is the third and final game of the Cannons In Your Community series and after two great crowds in the first two games of the series, this crowd may be the best of the three.

Where: Hempstead Stadium at Endicott College (Beverly, MA)
Who: New York Lizards vs Boston Cannons
When: Saturday June 23rd, 6:00 PM
For tickets to the final Cannons in the Community game, CLICK HERE!

Good Morning Gloucester is giving away one family four-pack of tickets to the game. Cheer on the home team as they take the field right here on the North Shore.  

Share this post to Facebook and comment below telling us why you’d like to attend Saturday’s game.  One person who does both between now and 5:00 pm tonight (6/19) will win the family four-pack of tickets.

Read this blog post to read more about the Cannons’ Cannon in the Community game that took place at Endicott earlier this month. 



Bully Boy Party at Feather & Wedge – 6/20


Jump start your summer! Don’t miss the Bully Boy party on Wednesday, June 20th at Feather & Wedge…great cocktails, delicious culinary pairings AND live music by Brian Alex. Click here for menu and details.

Wednesday, June 20

7 – 9 PM

Call to reserve! 979.999.5917

Feather & Wedge Restaurant & Bar | 5 Main Street | Rockport, MA 01966

Bully Boy Bottles

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NOW Available – Dreamtime Wellness™ Photography and PhotoArt Cards

Cape Ann Wellness

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit

Photography and PhotoArt Cards NOW Available for Purchase from Dreamtime Wellness™ – for Inspiration, Meditation and Optimal Well-being. 

Research shows the importance of visual and expressive arts to promote healing, and is the reason behind our new line of Photography and PhotoArt Cards. Some of our photos will be on display at Mass General Boston Illuminations Summer Art Rotation. Stop by the ‘Opening Night’ Tomorrow! Tuesday. June 19th.

Join Us Tomorrow Night for the Opening Night of IlluminationsMass General Hospital (MGH), Boston, MA. 55 Fruit Street. 5:30 – 7:00 pm at Yawkey Mezzanine 2. Parking is free with validation. Light snacks will be served.

Cape Ann ‘represents’ at MGH Illuminations – Gloucester’s Skip Montello also has his photography featured in Illuminations at MGH North in Danvers, MA. Then some of Skip’s photography will be at MGH Boston in January. GMG…

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