Weber Genesis 1000 Gasser Rehab Project Day 1- The Acquisition

Northeast BBQ

She has good bones although she’s filthy. I’ve cleaned far worse Weber Kettles into things of beauty. I can get this one pretty nice as well.

The grill grates are roached. The drip pan needs replacing. The burners look OK. The flavorizor bars are iffy. The wood is in decent shape, need sanding and stain. The frame is solid.

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Erin Hutchings from Cape Ann Wildlife writes that their newest orphan is a baby Screech Owlet. He was found at the base of a tree, bloodied and banged up, most likely after falling out of a nesting cavity. She cleaned up his injuries and he is on pain medication. With all the TLC he is recieving, their is hope for recovery 🙂 Thank you Erin and Jodi for all you do for Cape Ann’s orphaned and injured wildlife.

If you would like to help Cape Ann Wildlife with much needed supplies, here is a link to their Amazon wishlist. Thank you!

Notice the scales in the photos, the owlet has already gained weight!

Questions for Sawyer Free Library building plans remain unanswered, yet trustees “should vote” TODAY whether it’s a teardown, reno, or …

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Public meetings –

Today Wednesday, May 15th, 2019


The Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Public Library Building Committee will compare roughly estimated costs of one addition/renovation concept design for the Monell wing with the estimated costs of  a tear-down/new build of the Monell wing, after which the Board of Trustees “should vote” on their recommendation for which option to pursue. The plans are roughly the same as ones presented January 2017. Saunders is not a smidgen of this 21+ million quote. I’d link to any and all minutes and plans, but they have not been published on the library’s website (as they have been with other MBLC projects), distributed to the corporators (I am one),  nor released as hand outs and printed matter. I was told “when it’s the right time” by the architectural firm.

  1. tear down Monell / construct new building (nothing for Saunders)
  2. vs renovate Monell and build addition (nothing for Saunders)
  3. vs other


Trustees “should vote” to accept the Building Committee’s recommendation based on roughly estimated costs

May 20th Annual Meeting

The annual meeting comes after today’s vote. “The Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library annual meeting of the corporation will be Monday, May 20th, 6-8, Main Floor. The Reading (MA) Public Library Director will give the keynote address on Building Community, Building a Library followed by a presentation of the preferred concept design (voted today), closing with remarks of the president of the board on the future plans for the library.”


One Hour at a Time Gang Clean Up

Hi kids:

Hope everyone is keeping warm and dry. As I went by the foot bridge near Good Harbor Beach, the street could use some TLC.

When:                  Saturday, May 18, 2019

Time:                    08:00 – 09:00

Where:                 Good Harbor Beach near the foot bridge

If you have pickers probably would be good idea to bring them along.

Thank you all and take care


Jon Butcher Tonight ~ Wednesdays with Fly Amero 7pm @ The Rhumb Line 5.15.2019

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, May 15 – 7pm

My Musical Guest: JOHN BUTCHER!

A very exciting Wednesday in store for us all with my good friend, Grammy-nominated Jon Butcher on the premises.  He brings it all, people.  Deep, soulful, rootsy Americana, rich with history and imagery.  And a word to the wise… he also brings a crowd. You’ll want to be there early and stake out your territory! 🙂 ~ 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!


5/22 – Allen Estes

5/29 – John Rockwell

6/05 – JB, DB & Bobby Stanton


Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Need Summer Options for Your Children? Use GMG’s Discount Code

Good Morning Gloucester readers will receive a 10% discount if registering for summer program sessions at Harborlight Montessori in Beverly this summer.  Harborlight’s campus is located conveniently right off of Exit 18.   Summer sessions run each day from 8:30-3:00 with extended day options available from 7:30-8:30 and from 3:00-5:30.

Use code GMG to receive your discount when clicking on the second green button on the link below. 

Read all about Summer at Harborlight below or by following the link.

Harborlight welcomes students from 4 months to 14 years to explore their world. Harborlight provides a  safe, caring, vibrant community where independence, cooperation, and exploration are encouraged.

During the Summer Program,  for older students, the adventures in learning allow them to discover something unknown about the world around them and reveal something about themselves—engaging in cooperative hands-on activities, exploring the areas of arts, science, and engineering, invest in forming new friendships.

For our youngest students it is the daily, small, independent tasks that make each day an adventure in learning— discovering the magical space of the children’s gardens, or using their little hands to squeeze lemons for lemonade.

Summer Program is open to community and is licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care.

For children in Grades 1-7, there are eight individual week-long  programs that engage the students in hands-on learning opportunities with field trips and overnight opportunities, too.

This summer’s options for those students are:

MAD SCIENCE: Secret Agent Lab,  July 8-12

Percy Jackson’s Challenge, July 15-19

Ready Set Chef, July 22-26

Bike Week, July 29-August 2

Wilderness Explorers, August 5-9

I Survived, August 12-16

The Art of Summer, August 19-23

This summer, Children’s House and Kindergarten students can travel the world this summer with Harborlight’s  international travel curriculum, Passports!  Each student will get a “passport” and earn a stamp for every continent they visit, with different areas of the world highlighted every week.  Students will learn and have fun through engaging interdisciplinary projects, games and cooking activities.

In the month of  July, journey through North America, learning about the countries, customs, animals and landmarks in the United States and Canada.  Also, explore the largest continent in the world, Asia, learn to use chopsticks, speak and write in Chinese and participate in a mock “Chinese New Year parade”.  Next, go on a safari in Africa and learn about the African animals, customs and the majestic savanna.  Rounding out the month is an exploration of the language, culture and food of South America.

In August, explore the continent of Europe’s beautiful architecture, famous landmarks, rich culture and amazing food! Also, journey to the exciting continent of Australia, home of the Great Barrier Reef and tropical rainforests.   Finally, beat the heat of the summer and visit the coldest continent in the world: Antarctica. Learn now animals keep themselves warm and discover the unique features of this climate and land.

Explore SUMMER at Harborlight PK-Grade 7 (1)

Minglewood Harborside

We decided to stop for dinner at the new Minglewood Harborside and check things out. As you have heard, a complete makeover of the inside was recently completed so we were curious. It was far too rainy and dreary to try the new outdoor seating so we had an inside table. The large bar area dominates the main room and it is something! Several people were seated at the bar watching the TVs and playing Trivia and having wings that were on special (Tuesday’s). There are outlets at the bar for customer convenience….how smart is that?

We ordered the Orange Chicken and Haddock Burrito which we enjoyed so much there were no leftovers.

And, as you see above, don’t forget your Serenitee card! (Have we mentioned the Serenitee card is free?) Thanks, Minglewood Harborside, we’ll be back soon to try the outdoor tables.

Acoustic Music Night Featuring Headlands at Feather and Wedge! Thursday, May 16


Headlands, featuring John Rockwell, Amy Rich and Eric Wilson, all of Rockport, return to Feather & Wedge this Thursday for an evening of entertainment and great food. Their set list includes selections from Roots and Americana to a little bit of Country. Reservations highly suggested! 978.999.5917

Thursday, May 16
7:30 PM 10:00 PM

headlands at feather and wedge

Feather & Wedge, 5 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966

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