“Dive Deep Within” – Goetemann artist Deborah Redwood’s sculpture at the Paint Factory

Don’t you love the scale of Deborah’s piece? Much like Gloucester’s most beloved statues, the “Fishermen’s Wives Memorial,” “Man at the Wheel,” and “Joan of Arc,” “Dive Deep Within” is built to a very human scale and blends beautifully with the environment. “Dive Deep Within” is a statement, but does not try to compete with or dominate the surrounding landscape. Read more about Deborah’s piece here:

Deborah Redwood

and visit her website here: https://www.deborahredwood.com/

When I look at the subtle artistry of “Dive Deep Within,” I am reminded of the humungous abrasive metal sculpture that our community has been highly pressurized to accept, to not only find a suitable location for its installation, but to pay for its fabrication as well. One suggested site was the tiny narrow strip of green grass on the Rocky Neck causeway. When that location was wholeheartedly rejected, the next attempt was to locate the sculpture at the beautiful, but again very small, Solomon Jacob’s Park. This suggestion was especially nonsensical because the Solomon Jacob Park was specifically designed to be an open window to the working waterfront.

Monumentally large sculptures like that perhaps look best when sited in vast open spaces, a midwestern prairie or on a farm field; at a similar place where from the artist has made his home for most of his life, rather than Gloucester’s stunning waterfront.

Greatly appreciating the scale and intention of Deborah Redwood’s “Dive Deep Within”

GHS boys basketball schedules – come see some games! Plus cookie dough booster

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Gloucester High School boys basketball 2018 SCHEDULES

as of 11/30/18 (click photos to enlarge) Follow link to the Gloucester sports page to see all the Gloucester team schedules on the calendar



Inspired by ROTC, there will be a telethon cookie dough booster fundraiser for the GHS boys basketball team on December 10, 2018 from 4-6pm. Team players will speed dial for one hour to try to sell as much cookie dough as possible in that time. Fundraising goes back into the program to assist with the banquet and maybe some swag. Please email Rosa rmortillaro@gloucesterschool.com if you’d like to be added to the ‘cookie call list’ December 10th to help support the team. Rosa has helped GHS sports teams for years. Maybe this year the kids will get some team spirit sweatshirts or gear.

Gloucester High School Fishermen Athletics facebook page – https://m.facebook.com/ghsfishermenathletics/



Santa Arrives in Rockport!!

The Freemantle Doctor driven by Mike Tupper heads down the coast towards Rockport Harbor filled with screaming children chanting SANTA!!
Rockport Cub Scouts wait in anticipation.
Santa and Mrs Claus take a ride over to Spiran Hall to greet a long line of children who want to tell Santa they all want puppies for Christmas. The tree lighting is at 4 PM.


As part of my Piping Plover project, I often stop by Revere and Winthrop beaches when heading to and from job sites in Boston and Cambridge. While at Revere Beach yesterday, several TV news trucks pulled up in front of the police station and cameramen set up their cameras. I imagined perhaps another whale had washed ashore but bones of what are believed to be human have been collected by police.

I briefly met WBZ’s Carl Stevens and cameraman (both super nice). So sorry I didn’t get the cameraman’s name for the photo caption. If anyone knows, please write.

I didn’t have time to stick around and learn more although not much else is know at this time. 

WBZ’s Carl Stevens and cameraman on the scene

Point of Pines loster boat heading in

HomieCast 23 With Craig Kimberley, James Eves, Jim Dalpiaz, Chris Dewolfe and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 11/30/18

HomieCast 23 With Craig Kimberley, James Eves, Jim Dalpiaz, Chris Dewolfe and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 11/30/18

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Topics Include:

What’s everyone drinking.  Shout out to Cape Ann Brewing new “Joey Rocks”

Superbowl predictions

Roast Beef Taste Off Recap

Craig’s new BBQ Channel- BBQiT

Gift’s each guy thinks are great gifts.

Each homie gives their number one local go-to place for holiday gift ideas.

Our friends at Backlash Brewing are nominated for best new Boston Bar- help them win by voting here Boston’s Best New Bar Voting

Foster’s Grill Store Ladies Night All Day Sale Is Insane Check it out here

Reiki Training: First Degree/Shoden (Beginning Teaching)

Cape Ann Wellness

First Degree/Shoden (Beginning Teaching)2 Day** In-person Training

**Plus Additional requirements for ‘Certificate of Completion.’

When: Sunday, December 9 and Monday December 10

Where: Peabody MA.

No pre-requisite necessary. Come with an open-mind and an open-heart!

The focus of this training is ‘Self-Reiki for Self-Care’ – Self-reiki offers a quick and easy way to relax, improve comfort and increase calm. Self-reiki also can help those wanting to make positive lifestyle changes and or enhance their meditation practice.

Contact Us for Details and to Register – 978-283-4258 or Email: info@dreamtimewellness.com

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Magnolia Annual Tree Lighting

Join us this Sunday at 4:30 for cookies, caroling, candy canes and crafts to celebrate the big guy coming to MAGNOLIA! As always, Santa will arrive to help us light the tree and join us inside for a visit with the kiddos and check them off his naughty and nice list!
Magnolia Library and Community Center
Sunday, December 2, 2018
4:30 – 6:30 pm


Lanesville Congregational Church

Annual Christmas Fair

Saturday, December 1st

9 am – 1 pm

1120 Washington st, Gloucester


Hostess Baskets,

Baked Goods, Nisu & Anadama breads

Jewelry, Crafts, Book Sale

Holiday Greens, Wreaths

Swags & Trees

White Elephant

We will be serving delicious freshly made Breakfast, Lunch & Fish chowder.

All proceeds will go towards the purchase of building materials

for our Student Missions Project in Canton, Mississippi.

Each July, we send some 25 high school students and adults

to share the love of Christ by roofing homes and running a

Vacation Bible School Program in the Sawmill Quarter of Canton.


Rafe’s Chasm at High Tide

We wandered out to Rafe’s Chasm yesterday and were rewarded with spectacular views. Except for this. Really? Whatever message you were intending by this, the only message I read is that you’re an …… wait, this is a family show…… Please, folks…… defiling nature serves no one.


Off my soapbox and onto the spectacular views provided by Mother Nature:


The Seventh Annual Rockport DECA the Halls Home Tour sponsored by the Rockport High School DECA Chapter

Come One, Come All
The Seventh Annual Rockport DECA the Halls Home Tour
sponsored by the Rockport High School DECA Chapter
Visit Six Rockport Homes all decked out in the holiday finest—get a chance to visit the Rockport Paper House as well!
Enjoy food and samples from Salty’s Lobsters and Dogs, Cake Ann, Brothers Brew, and maybe pick up an piece of art from the Ken Knowles collection
Tour starts at Rockport Inn and Suites (where tickets are purchased and you can pick up your tour guide).
The tour is self guided and locations are open from 12-5 PM. All proceeds will help the Rockport High School DECA chapter –students will be meeting and greeting you all throughout the tour.
Great way to start your holiday season and best of all you will be home in time to see the Patriots game at 4:30

Give the Gift of Fitness!

Cape Ann Wellness

Looking for the perfect gift for the fitness enthusiast in your life? Look no further than a gift certificate for Crossfit Cape Ann! CFCA gift certificates are now available in any amount to use for membership or swag. Stop by 18 Sargent Street in Gloucester to grab one. Or check us out on the web! 


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5 Days left until Deck the Docks

Cape Ann Community

Maritime Gloucester is working hard to get ready for the first annual Deck the Docks!  We have so many fun things to do!  Get your tree, buy a wreath, shop for gifts, DIY crafts, Santa pics in a Dory, etc.

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Today’s Star feature:  Our “Deck Your Walls” Art Gallery (thanks to partner group seARTS!) with over 135 works. seARTS put it best:

We put out the call for art and were FLOODED with response. So the walls will be FILLED with incredible works from incredible artists from Cape Ann and [way] beyond!
It’s a perfect way to get a great gift for the holidays, support Artists and support Maritime Gloucester, and we hope you’ll join us for the show, the reception, and do some of your gift shopping in the BEST way possible!

Volunteers for the event are still needed.  Contact us at info@maritimegloucester.org if you would…

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