Now Hiring: Office Assistant/Scheduler

Cape Ann Wellness


Office Assistant/Scheduler

Part-Time: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

ABC is a local and family owned home care agency with an IMMEDIATE opening for a part-time Office Assistant/Scheduler in our Gloucester office.

Primary responsibilities include coordinating services between clients’ needs and staff availability, answering phone calls, greeting visitors, and general office support work and projects as needed.

Position requires:

  • Strong Customer Service Skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to Multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency with MS Office – Word, Excel
  • Previous Office or Scheduling experience preferred
  • Experience as a HHA or C.N.A. is helpful
  • Experience in Home care, Medical office, scheduling or related experience is a plus;
  • Self-starter with the ability to establish priorities and work independently;

We are seeking a dependable team player to join our smoke free office team. This is a great part-time job…

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O’Maley 8th graders at the Essex Shipbuilding building 2 boats

This is my 3rd year being invited to take photos over at the Essex Shipbuilding in Essex, as the O’Maley’s 8th graders make 2 boats on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The teachers, Amy Donnelly and David Brown are terrific and the kids really learn from them.  The staff at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum help out so much teaching the kids how to build a boat.  Love these 8th graders and their enthusiasm making something with their own hands.  The photos below are from Wednesday.

One Hour at a Time Gang

Good day kids, hope everyone is doing well.

Saturday clean up

When:                  Saturday, June 15, 2019

Where:                 Route 133, we can park on the Blvd.

Time:                    08:00 – 09:00

Thanks kids and take care


Sam and Tony Goddess Tonight at Dave Sag’s Blues Party. Joining them John Cameron and Chris Anzalone 8:30pm The Rhumb Line 6.13.2019

Thursday at the Rhumb: The Goddesses! Yes, Tony the Tiger and  Aunt Sam get set to whoop it up once again with the likes of John Cameron and special -guest drummmbler Chris Anzelone suono buoni.  Not often these cats and kittens play out together, so get it while you can! Tell your friends! 830 to 1130

40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

Design of Mine Fashion Show with Castaways Vintage Cafe ~ It was a really good show! 6.12.2019


Melissa Tarr & Bianca Giacalone

Fashion models were:

Elizabeth Harty

Laurie Flemming

Dee Bullock Wright

Bianca Giacalone

Carol Murray

Madona Fleming

Tess Destino




33 Main Street
Gloucester, MA


65 Main Street
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
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(978) 559-7984

1979 time capsule – E. Raymond Abbott, former Cape Pond Ice owner and Gloucester philanthropist, on the history of Day’s pond, its waterlilies and a Rockport watershed

Next time you’re heading in the direction of Wolf Hill, Good Harbor Beach or Rockport thank E. Raymond Abbott when you pass Day’s Pond, a historic man made pond in Gloucester about 1 acre in size. In 1978 Abbott wrote about his family’s association with the pond:

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2018 new engineered wall, railing (sidewalk pending) – read more about Gloucester DPW work here

“On reading a recent article in the Gloucester Daily Times (July 1979) which made reference to the ‘so-called’ upper Day’s Pond off Eastern Avenue it occurred to me that the people of Gloucester might be interested in a brief history of the pond.

Years ago there were two Day brothers who owned a large tract of land which extended from the beaches and marshes all the way up to the old Rockport Road. This land, including the upper Day’s Pond, was later sold to a lawyer named Webster who lived in and owned a hotel on Pleasant Street. Later on the Webster property which also included land around Cape Pond in Rockport, came up for sale at a public auction. My father, James Abbott, bought it in June of 1905 and went into business which was later known as the Cape Pond Ice Company. In 1922, my father retired and I took over the ice business. 

I will always remember a young girl, Harriet Wonson, who lived just above the upper Day’s Pond, coming to me asking if she could beautify the pond by planting water lilies in and around it. Of course, I gave my consent.

In 1943, I decided to sell the Cape Pond Ice Company. However, before doing so, I gave the upper Day’s Pond to the city of Gloucester so that the children always have a place to skate in the winter, in the summertime provide a pond for fishing, as well as a beautiful subject for our local artists to paint. It was during this same period that I was able to acquire most of the land around Cape Pond and later gave my interest to the town of Rockport to be used as a water shed. 

It is my sincere hope and desire that the upper Day’s Pond will continue to provide as much enjoyment for the children of the future as it has in the past.

E. Raymond Abbott, Gloucester Daily Times Letter to the Editor, July 16, 1979

Twenty years later, Gloucester dredged Day’s Pond “as part of a watershed management plan to stabilize the pond’s ecosystem.” Massachusetts Department of Environmental Mangement awarded $2500 for the project in 1998. Marilyn Myett wrote a persuasive My View column about the pond’s vital impact in the neighborhood.

Cape Pond Ice was the subject of Mr. Goulart scavenger history challenge for 9th grade GHS students see results & historic photos here

2019 MMordomo’s Manuel and Fatima Silva


2019 MMordomo’s Manuel and Fatima Silva with Father “Jim” Achadinha

The D.E.S. Portuguese Club celebrates the Feast of the Holy Spirit it is a 700 year old tradition celebrated by the Portuguese people, and has been celebrated at Our Lady of Good Voyage since 1902.

Scheduled events at the DES Portuguese Club at 133 Prospect Street

Thursday June 13th at 6:30 PM – Rosary

Friday June 14th at 6:30 PM – Singing of the Rosary

Saturday June 15th at 5:30 PM the Rosary followed by a Mass

Sunday June 16th at 9:00 AM the procession will start from the DES Club and return to celebrate the Mass at 11:45 AM

Quiet Day at Good Harbor Beach

I hadn’t been down to Good Harbor Beach in a while so I went down on a quiet Monday morning. It was sunny and nice, but not hot. I think there were more gulls than people but I walked down to the water’s edge to put my feet in the 52 degree water. It felt great! I didn’t see any plovers, but I was glad to give the lonely lifeguards someone to watch at the water’s edge.

After a tough game 7 loss we can move on. So much to be thankful for, especially Gloucester sunrises

A nice drive to work with this view.  Let the summer begin!

Beat the Bloat ~

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It’s Yoga Wednesday at Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC…knees to chest pose is a great “Beat the Bloat” pose. Just what we all need.

It’s easy to overindulge, and feel bloated and puffy after a big meal. The main cause? Not-so-savory reasons like gas and acid reflux. Instead of popping a Tums and flopping back on the couch, think about trying a natural cure.

You’ll want to do this simple stretch-also known as the wind-relieving pose-to gain relief from bloating and gas pains.

How do it:
Lie down, relax and inhale, placing your hands on your knees. Exhale, and hug your knees to your chest. Rock your knees from side to side to maximize the stretch. Stay for five to ten breaths, and release your knees. Repeat this move a few more times.

Modification: Bring your knees as far as it is comfortable. To vary the stretch, you can do…

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