As was everyone else, the Harbor Seals were enjoying Tuesday’s 50 degree weather. Much jockeying, grunting, and gnarling over prime rock-real estate was taking place. Paintings of nudes by Renoir and Botero, along with the made-up word tubylette, come to mind whenever I see these bathing beauties basking on the rocks at Brace Cove.

By the time I left after sunset, there were no less than fourteen Harbor Seals hauled out on the rocks.

Magnolia Library and Community Center Winter Wonder MARKET

Hope to see all at another great event at the Magnolia Library.


Sun 11 AMMagnolia Library and Community Center · Gloucester, Massachusetts
1 Lexington Avenue
Magnolia, Gloucester, MA  01930

Some of the vendors

Lindsay – Angie’s alpacas
Donna Ardizzoni
Ruby Hearts
Susan W O’Leary sassy ecobags
Lara Snackzilla Jardullo Visual interest
Little Dresses for Africa (two paid spots)
Linda Brown- all our purpose flowers
Fran Simon -Simply Simon Soaps
Jennifer Schmorrow- paparazzis
Jamie Green Klopotoski– agape brew community
Sharon Lowe
Vionette Vee Chipperini- victory designs by Vee
Jodie Malatzky Tupperware
Jeanine Zelig- salter point provisions
Stephen Perin- crepes

Karaoke with Cape Ann’s favorite DJ Snackzilla! – Friday Feb 8th

Here’s your chance to be a Rock Star on the same stage that hosts Platinum Recording Artists, Grammy Winners and Hall of Famers with professional stage lighting and state-of-the-art sound.

JB Amero Tonight! Wednesdays with Fly Amero at The Rhumb Line 7pm 2.6.2019

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, February 6 – 7pm
My Musical Guest: JB AMERO!


There is only one, ladies and gentleman. And his name is
JB. My brother. Taught me everything I know. Teaches
everyone. 7pm. Nuff said. ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……features Morgan Forsythe! Dishes are better than ever before!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Liz Frame

Ed Daley

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Come About

This red lobster boat caught my eye Sunday afternoon as did the colorful backdrop of the homes and shops that dot the coast along downtown Rockport.  We pulled onto Granite Pier to take a look and Thatch said, “I hope he’s done fishing in time to watch the Super Bowl.”  Just as he said that the boat did an about face….hopefully preparing to head home.



New Moon = New Beginnings

Cape Ann Wellness

New Moon in Aquarius…Wow, what a gift!

On February 4th, the new moon in Aquarius arrived. Bringing with it a fresh start, this new moon is the first in 2019 that is free of shadow. January was consumed with both a lunar and solar eclipse, neither of which were open to interpretation. Eclipses ten to dominate the scene with their agenda. This new moon is more of a clean slate for us to work with and will perhaps feel like the first new moon of 2019.

What you start with this new moon has help, encouragements, and a door or two opened for it. Whatever it is you are working towards, this new moon gives your efforts the lift they might need to get you there with greater ease.

The more you believe in the validity of your dreams, desires, and visions for your life, the more real…

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Grateful Friends

Grateful Friends needs your help! We are a non profit, co-founded by Gwen Mahan Ryan and Lee Miraglia who were both diagnosed with two different types of cancer at the same time. Gwen and Lee were grateful for the love and support they received and now wish to bring some comfort, love and support to adults facing the difficulties and challenges cancer brings.

We are rounding up items for comfort baskets to be delivered to adults living with or being treated for cancer and we need your help.

We are looking for the following items to be dropped off at the Cap One Cafe at Lynnfield Marketplace beginning February 11th.  The drive for items will end on March 15th. Please let a Grateful Friend volunteer know if you are unable to deliver the items yourself and we will get it there for you. Thank you for your generosity!

Lifesaver Mints

Hard Candy

Burt’s Bees Tips and Toes Skincare Kit

Men’s socks

Women’s socks

Water bottles

Assorted Tea

Throw blankets

Aveeno Body wash

Boost drinks

Journals and pens

Lip color/lip balm

Jergens moisturizing cream

Word search puzzle books

Adult coloring books

Colored pencils

Mechanical pencils

Hand sanitizer

Men’s hats

Soft knit hats

Biotene mouthwash


Note cards/thank you cards

Quesy Drops

Reusable cooling towels

Sleep masks

Eyebrow pencils

Deck of cards

Facial cleansing clothes

Pashmina wrap scarves

Men’s body wash

Gift cards: supermarkets, Target, CVS, restaurants, services (housecleaning, dog walking, etc)

Thank you for your support! If you know someone that needs help, please visit our website http://www.gratefulfriends.com,

call 978-717-5116 or find us on Facebook.