Nicole Duckworth shares a moment from her wonderfully fun household–never a dull moment with four kids– two teenagers and two toddlers!

Her son Jude this morning, “Mom, I’m turning into a butterfly.” ¬†

Jude this summer when he and his brother George stopped by to visit and see the caterpillars and butterflies from our garden.

Last chance! Final exhibition at Flatrocks Gallery closes December 16

Flatrocks Gallery Wrap it Up! 2¬† is on view through December 16th, 2018. More than eighty works in this closing group exhibition convey the gallery’s impact on contemporary area artists over the past ten years.¬†¬†Artists include:

Willie Alexander; Bob Anderson; Kurt Ankeny; Peggy Badenhausen-Roma; Joan Benotti; Coco Berkman; Kyle Browne; Debbie Clarke; Pat Lowery Collins; Anne Marie Crotty; Jane Crotty; Pam Courtleigh; Jill Demeri;  Loren Doucette; Barbe Ennis; Billy Evans;  Jack Evans; Nina Fletcher; Brooke Gibson; Paul Cary Goldberg; Joy Halsted; Frances Hamilton; Leslie Heffron;  Andrew Houle; Pia Juhl; Ann Lafferty;  Otto Laske; Victoria Lopez; Erin Luman; Roger Martin; Jay McLauchlin; Shaun McNiff; Ann Melancon; Ruth Mordecai; Lee Nadel;  Mary Lou Nye; Hans Pundt; Mary Rhinelander; Margaret Rack;  Jenny Rangan; Kay Ray; Anne Rearick- Katlin; Katherine Richmond; Judy Robinson-Cox; Joyce Roessler; Gabrielle Rossmer; Lyla Roth; Lynn Sausele; Mary Jane Sawyer; Jill Solomon; Dawn Southworth; Marty Swanson; Karen Tusinski; Juni VanDyke; Anna Vojtech; Rokhaya Waring; Jane Weinshanker;  Mark Williamson; Judy Wright

Here are a few installation views (click to enlarge and view credit)


A New Home for the Holidays?

Cape Ann Home

Every day people ask me when is the best time to buy a home.  Without fail, I usually say it’s one of two times a year….July 4th to Labor Day and Thanksgiving to Valentines Day.  We are currently in one of those times of the year, but this year seems a little different. Let me explain why these two times of the year are good to be a home buyer.

First reason why these times of the year are best for home buyers is simple, less demand and less people.  These are the two times of the year where people take vacations around holidays.  July 4th to Labor Day, everyone is at the beach, on their boats or someplace having fun.  It’s not a time to think about school systems and uprooting their kids before school starts for the year.  So it’s a good time in the real estate business…

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Cape Pond Ice


Among all Gloucester’s great “shop local” options this Christmas…¬† don’t forget the selection of “Cool Gear” for all your “Coolest Guys, Gals and Cool Kids”, Wicked Tuna, historic ice industry books & Perfect Storm memorabilia offered in Cape Pond Ice Company’s surprising little Gift Shop, “down The Fort” at 104 Commercial Street, past Beauport Hotel.

Cape Pond Ice is open M РF from 9 Р5, & Sat. 9 Р1.  If the office/shop door is locked, check for help down back on the wharf.  Tel. 978-283-0174 or email:  coolestguys@capepondice.com.    Or check out their cool web-store:  www.capepondice.com

“Cool Gear” – solving Christmas present “problems” for “Coolest Guys & Gals & Cool Kids” & Wicked Tuna fans – t’s, sweats, caps, mugs & drinkware, Perfect Storm DVD’s & books, gift certificates and more….

Scott Memhard, PresidentCAPE POND ICE COMPANY, INC.

aka Bresnahan Ice/United Party Rental, Lawrence & Peabody Icehouse104 Commercial Street, Fort WharfGloucester, MA 01930tel: 978-283-0174 FAX 978-283-3714 cell: 978-879-9394

Alicia Unleashed- The League of Extraordinary MoBro’s

Hostess B-SIDE on location


Did you know?
*In the United States, testicular cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in young men.
*Globally, every minute, a man dies by suicide.
*Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men in the US.

Episode 87-  BSide (minus Bosslady) is on location sits down with Tom Leard, Geoff Turke and Ben Cannon, the League of Extraordinary MoBros to talk about Movember and their upcoming Kettlebells for Balls event on December 1st.

The guys discuss what got them to grow mustaches for the month of November, how long they have been doing this, what information they gained about physical well being in the process as well as creating a healthy/physical challenge on top of growing facial hair and more. We highly recommend listening since the notes will not do the episode justice.



Still time to join the work out 10am https://goo.gl/forms/3NP8Tn7RxaEf27j92

Wrap Party-FB @Riverealkbrewing 4-7pm-50/50, Silent Auction December 1st


To find Coach Geoff- FB: CrossFitFullPotential

To speak with someone immediately, contact National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK) or Lifeline Crisis Chat.
If life is in danger, call 911 or go directly to emergency services.










“Fish Tales: OMG”

From our friend Amy Kerr:

Iain Kerr will be making his debut as a live Storyteller at “Fish Tales: OMG” at Gloucester Stage, Friday, November 30, 2018 at 7:30 pm.

He has a wide variety of OMG stories to choose from, but he’s been working on the one that he believes takes the cake, and it includes his ever faithful friend SnotBot.

This annual Fish Tales always sells out, but you can get your tickets ahead of time here:



Not sure if Crossfit is right for you?

Cape Ann Wellness

Not sure if CFCA is right for you? We offer a 14 day trial membership for $65 so you can test the waters before fully committing to improving your health/fitness and life!  Trial memberships start with a private intro session with one of our coaches. The intro will give you an opportunity to check out our facility, learn more about our program, watch an actual class in progress and learn some of the basic movements that we use on a regular basis. More importantly, it’s a chance for us to get to know you… (your goals, athletic background, previous injuries) and address any questions or concerns that you may have. This session generally lasts 40-60 mins. Once you have completed your intro… come to class as much as you want for the next 14 days! Get a feel for our workouts, our coaches and our supportive community. When the 14 days are…

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Find Your Bliss

Cape Ann Wellness

“To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life. “
‚Äď Jill Bolte Taylor

How Do You Find Your Bliss?¬†Walking the woods and beaches of Gloucester MA, hiking the red rocks of Sedona Arizona, or x-county skiing in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine are my go-to‚Äôsfor finding¬†bliss,¬†defined as¬†perfect happiness; great joy.¬†Why does it seem we often must go¬†somewhere in order¬†to find that feeling of ‚Äėbliss?‚Äô Rather than seeking bliss outside ourselves, we also can go within¬†to experience feelings of happiness and joy.

Finding bliss right here, right now in any given moment is a helpful skill that can be achieved through the daily practice of meditation, reiki and self-hypnosis. Daily practice is encouraged because, when we…

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