For My Restaurant Friends -Walt Kolenda’s Absolute Liquidation Auction Tuesday June 25th



Absolute Liquidation Auction of Restaurant Supply Co.

 · Hosted by Cape Ann Auction
25 6th St, Chelsea, MA 02150-2422, United States
Absolute Liquidation Auction
Tuesday, June 25th 11am /Inspection 9-11am
25 Sixth Street Chelsea, MA 02150
of Restaurant Equipment Supply Store – Seidman Brother’s Inc /
In Business for 68 years!
1000+ lots estimated to be sold!


NEW EQUIPMENT & SMALL WARES: True TS-49-2-G-2Reach In Ref, Turbo Air SS Single DR Ref, Maximum SS Single Dr Ref, Turbo Air TST-48SD-18 Ref Sand Unit, Turbo Air 2 Dr 58” Back Bar Ref, Comb. Walk-In Cooler – Freezer 8’ X 16’, Royal 36” Gas Range, Seidmen 2 & 1Hole…

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While filming PiPls, from high overhead came the shrilly distinct call of an Osprey. As majestic in flight as a Bald Eagle, he perused the beach and then circled back several times more. I wondered, is he coming for Piping Plover chicks or possibly the creche of Common Eider ducklings that was sweeping the shoreline for sea lettuce.

Creche of Common Eiders foraging for sea lettuce.

When I returned home I read Osprey pose very little threat to baby birds. Ninety-nine percent of their diet is fish and only rarely do they hunt other creatures, mostly when fish are not available. Commonly called Fish Hawk, Sea Hawk, and River Hawk, Osprey have evolved with such highly specialized physical characteristics to aid in hunting fish that they have been given their own taxonomic genus and family (Pandion haliaetus)

To learn more about Osprey, you may find John J. Audubon’s life history super interesting: Fish Hawk, or Osprey

Link to Essex Greenbelt live osprey cam:

Piping Plover chicks make easy targets for avian predators, but not Osprey 🙂


Experience Preferred.

Must be hard working, with fast hands.

Non Smoker.

Non drinker.

Completely drug free.

Must have own vehicle.

Contact Mike. Leave message. No calls after 6:00 p.m.


Mike..# 781-249-2818

Call the number above or fill out the info and submit

School building committee votes to pursue 9 Dore & Whittier building options and timeline

On Thursday, June 20, 2019, the school building committee voted to pursue 9 school options at 3 sites recommended by Dore & Whittier (whittled down from 14 presented on June 13), and the timeline. The School Committee is meeting on the 26th to present this slate.

courtesy photos- “green” indicates the options pushing ahead


  • upcoming July 12, 2019 review costs / goal PDP submission to MSBA August 2019
  • upcoming July 9, 2019 presentation to city council (without costs)
  • upcoming June 26, 2019  presentation to full school committee (without costs)
  • Thursday June 20, 2019 architect presentation to building committee (this post)
  • Monday, June 17, 2019 public meeting at City Hall recap here
  • Thursday, June 13, 2019 architect presentation of 14 options at 3 sites to school building committe recap here  also helpful links




Ann Conneman coming to the Jane Deering Gallery

Jane Deering Gallery is pleased to present new work by Gloucester artist Ann Conneman, whose masterful hand-carved lettering in stone and on paper is exquisitely beautiful. The exhibition opens with a reception on Saturday June 29th from 5:00-7:00pm and will continue through July 28.  The gallery is located at 19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester next to the Cape Ann Museum.  Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 1:00-5:00 and by appointment.  917-902-4359 . 

Artist: Ann Conneman Title: Silent Stone Date: 2016 Medium: Found stone Dimensions: 15.25 x 16.75 x 3 inches

Historic District Commission meeting June 25: Sawyer Free Library’s new building presentation

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Historical District Commission meeting, Tuesday June 25, 2019 at 7pm

First informational review meeting to HDC: Sawyer Free Library, review of proposed renovation/addition and exterior concept design



Gloucester Writers Center

Proudly presents

The Dogtown Writers Festival

Finding Words in Place

The Gloucester Writers Center has designed a special event to provide multiple creative

opportunities for writing in unique venues, using the theme of “place.”

The Dogtown Writers Festival is slated for Friday and Saturday, September 27-28,

  1. 2019. The festival kicks off on Friday evening with a pre-keynote cocktail reception followed by

the Joseph Garland Keynote Address given by award-winning journalist and author, Sandy

Tolan. Saturday includes several discussion panels in the morning, afternoon writing workshops,

and an evening dinner to close the weekend. Many writing genres are covered including poetry,

fiction, nonfiction, and play-writing. There will also be a dedicated onsite workshop in Dogtown

Common and a workshop specifically for high school students, ages 14-18.

All of the events will explore, through dialogue and writing, the themes of:

“Words in Place,” “Words Over Time,” and “Words in People—Voices of Cape Ann.”

The instructors, moderators, and panelists are an accomplished group of authors, actors,

journalists, and teachers. The GWC is blessed to have secured such wonderful talent.

The many events planned are going to give writers at any level, numerous ways in which to

expand their skills and connect with other creative people.

There are only TEN tickets per workshop, so please don’t wait! Click on the link

below for more information and to get your tickets now!

The Dogtown Writers Festival is generously funded in part by our incredible donors of

the Gloucester Writers Center, the Mass Cultural Council and The Garland Legacy Project.

The Gloucester Writers Center is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 public charity ·126 East Main Street,

Gloucester MA. 01930

Sawyer Free Library was Rocking on Friday Night

The Sawyer Free Library (SFL) was rocking this past Friday night, June 20th when wizard rockers Harry and the Potter performed for more than 170 fans of all ages.  Kids, teens, adults, squibs and wizards, and witches danced and sang along to the band who played fan favorites and songs from their just-released album: Lumos. Emceeing the show was Tony Goddess, local rock and roll musician, and producer of Bang-a-Song Studios in Gloucester where Harry and the Potters recorded this newest album.  This show was the first stop in the band’s 60 city concert tour of public libraries across the USA. 
The concert which was made possible by the generous support of The Friends of the SFL kicked off the LibrarySummer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories which runs July – August.  The fun program challenges readers of all ages to read throughout the summer for the opportunity to earn great prizes. There also will be many free, educational, and entertaining programs for library patrons to attend, providing a productive option for long summer days.  For more information please visit
Photo One:  (Left to Right) Joe DeGeorge, Tony Goddess and Paul DeGeorge
Photo Two:  Harry and the Potters performing at The Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library

Official GMG Mascot Beau Is A Pooping Machine And Dogsitting Is Now Officially Off The Table 💩

See this right here is a deal breaker for me.  The whole pooping in the house thing.  Beau sure is cute but better left in the hands of people that like dogs pooping in their house.

The whole dogsitting Beau when the McCarthy’s are out of town thing is officially off the table.

Red, White and Blue Pancake Breakfast

Cape Ann Community

Hosted by Manchester-Essex Rotary Club
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This year will be the 30th annual Red, White and Blue Pancake Breakfast, the traditional start of the Fourth of July holiday. Save the date for Saturday, June 29, rain or shine, 7:30am-11am at Tuck’s Point, Manchester. Whether sunny or rainy, eating breakfast in the Chowder House, with views of the harbor, is an unforgettable experience. Proceeds from the breakfast support our Scholarship program. This year we welcome Black Earth Farms who will supply compostable tableware and collect the compostable materials and haul it away. In addition to red, white and blue, we will be green too.

Look for Rotarians selling tickets in front of the Post Office and Crosby’s Saturday morning, 8am-noon, June 22, or stop in at the Manchester Parks & Rec Department, People’s Bank or Nor’East Frameworks. Tickets are $9 in advance, $10 the day of the event. Children 8…

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