Ho Hum, National Grid Owes Us Money, AGAIN. Solar Installed By Cazeault Solar. We Got Through Winter And Our House Is 100% Electric. Look At Our Latest Bill-

Our House Is 100% Electric.  We got through Our Third Winter Without An Electric Bill!  #KABLAMMIE!

I’m not sure how much more I could boil it down but here’s the latest bill (National Grid OWES US MONEY!)-


Do you want to put solar on your house and make money?

Fill out the form or email me at goodmorninggloucester@yahoo.com and I’ll have lifelong Gloucester resident Tim Sanborn from Cazeault Solar call you to go over your options for free.


If your skin breaks out in rashes from harsh chemical additives to personal care products, or you aren’t always near a sink for a thorough 20 second hand washing, here is a simple recipe for homemade hand sanitizer.

1/3 C. Aloe vera gel

2/3 C. Rubbing alcohol (99%)

Few drops of essential oil.

Combine all ingredients.

I had neroli oil on hand, but lavender oil, which has natural antiseptic properties would be even better.

Both essential oils and aloe are available at Common Crow.

Common Crow’s DIY Hand Sanitizer

8 oz.. Isopropyl alcohol, no lower than 70 percent OR Witch Hazel

4 oz. Aloe Vera gel

15 drops of your choice, can combine:

Medieval Mix (Aura Cacia)

Lemon Eucalyptus



1.Put essential oils in glass jar and swirl to mix

2. Add alcohol

3. Add Aloe Vera and shake well.

4. Pour into squirt bottles.

Natural antiseptic Lavender






Recently we had a delightful dinner at Oliver’s Harbor Restaurant. The food was outstanding and equally so, was the service provided by these three sweet ladies!

Jeovanna Miranda, Johayne Miranda, and Caroline Olivera

MCC on it – Practical help & safety info now, plus looking ahead with Coronavirus Impact Collection Form for arts industry

From Anita Walker, Executive Director Mass cultural Council:

Letter to the Arts Field on COVID-19

It is hard to believe that just a couple of weeks ago Mass Cultural Council launched our new CultureRx Initiative, touting the protective and healing power of culture in the face of an epidemic of loneliness and social isolation. Today, the epidemic is COVID-19/the coronavirus and social isolation has gone from curse to cure.

We are all grappling with the unprecedented and rapidly changing challenges presented by COVID-19. How do we manage the sanitation of our facilities and the safety of our staff and audiences? How do we respond when fear provokes xenophobic behavior in our customers? Should we cancel our shows, close our doors, or reduce hours? And how do we navigate the financial consequences of dwindling ticket sales and canceled shows?

I don’t have the answers to these questions. But I know that we will find them together.

  • On Thursday, March 19 at 3pm we will host a webinar to share the best advice available on how to manage our organizations during this crisis. We’ll hear from two of our colleagues at the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC): Infectious Disease Bureau Director of Community Engagement & Education Leslie Karnes and Director of BPHC’s Consortium for Professional Development Brad Cohen. During the conversation we’ll share best practices, resources, and discuss what you are experiencing in your organizations now to start to understand what resources you need. (This webinar is limited to 500 participants and will be available online soon after.)
  • We have created a COVID-19 resources page with links to useful information about the coronavirus. This resource will be updated as more information becomes available from our state and federal agency partners, like the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Many of you are also concerned about grants you have received for projects and work you have had to cancel or postpone. Don’t worry. Just let us know. You don’t have to return the grant.

We are only seeing the tip of the iceberg of the financial implications this viral pandemic is having on our field. I have started conversations with key legislators to make sure that we are part of any emergency or mitigation funding package developed by the state Legislature. Many of you have sent me emails about cancellations, but the more information we have the more effective we can be in advocating on your behalf.

By Thursday, we will launch a Coronavirus Impact Collection Form on our COVID-19 resources page

You will get more details next week, but our goal is to collect up-to-date information on cancellations, layoffs, and any other financial losses you are experiencing. This way we will be able to continually update our report to legislators and key decision-makers.

We are all doing things differently now. In accordance with a directive from Governor Baker, our staff has cancelled all travel and in-person meetings for the next 30 days. When possible, workshops, trainings, and meetings will be conducted through the magic of technology. We still want to be in conversation with you, and we will do that by phone.

Finally, while we know that social isolation is prescribed as the best protective factor now, it is also true that the arts and culture are a powerful source of healing in these times of high stress and anxiety. We want to explore together alternative ways of delivering our essential services in the absence of the human touch and community that is so much a part of our work. Share your ideas and successes and we will share them with the field. In unprecedented times, creativity, and innovation lead. This is our superpower.

Thank you for all you are doing under the most difficult of circumstances. Please write and let me and your Mass Cultural Council staff contact know how we can support you, your staff, and your community. – Anita Walker, MCC

Anita Walker, Executive Director, Mass Cultural Council, is retiring on June 30, 2020. You can read the retirement announcement here. Andrea Shea wrote a great piece about it for the Artery  excerpt below:

Continue reading “MCC on it – Practical help & safety info now, plus looking ahead with Coronavirus Impact Collection Form for arts industry”

ICA, MFA, Isabella Stewart Gardner & Harvard Art museums release joint notice: all CLOSED to the public until #COVID19 social distancing precaution is lifted #BostonMA


photos above- ICA August and Septemer 2019, ©c ryan

Announcement from the ICA

ICA announcement March 12 2020

In response to the growing coronavirus (COVID-19) concern, the ICA has decided to close the museum as of 9 PM tonight.

This decision was made collaboratively with the Harvard Art Museums, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Museum of Fine Arts to ensure the health and safety of our community. The CDC has clearly communicated that one of the most effective measures for controlling the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is social distancing. Based on that recommendation, we feel it is our ethical responsibility to put the common good ahead of any one individual or institution.

As of Monday, only essential staff will be on site; other employees will work remotely. The museum is closed to the public until further notice; updates will be shared on icaboston.org and our social media channels.

Visitor Services staff will be in touch soon regarding ticket refunds or rebooking for ticketed performances and Yayoi Kusama: LOVE IS CALLING

This is a rapidly changing situation and we appreciate your continued patience and support as we navigate it together. 

Be well, 


Hamilton Wenham Cancels School. Here’s the advisory:

Good afternoon Hamilton-Wenham Families and Staff, 

While at this time the School District is unaware of any confirmed COVID-19 cases, out of an abundance of caution, the school district will be closed tomorrow, Friday, March 13, 2020, for students and staff. 

Student and staff health and safety remains our number priority. 

Canceling school tomorrow will allow our District Emergency Response Team to participate in a state-wide conference call with the Commissioner of Education and the Department of Public Health. We anticipate receiving additional long-term guidance regarding a broader school-based COVID-19 response plan. This will also allow us to further plan for any possibility of extended absences or school closures. We have launched a new webpage that will contain all of our COVID-19 Resources and Information. This information will be updated regularly. 

We believe that taking this proactive step will serve our staff and students well. Monday, March 16, 2020, is a scheduled professional development day and students will not attend school. As of today, staff will report on March 16th.

Any additional changes to our schedule or school calendar will be communicated directly by me through our normal communication channels.

Steps for preventing illness can be found on the CDC website by visiting the following link included below.

Kind Regards, 

Dr. Kukenberger 

HWRSD COVID-19 Resources and Information: http://www.hwschools.net/page.cfm?p=2387

CDC Steps to Prevent Illness: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fprevention-treatment.html

Arts Abound – Reception for Artist John Abisamra

Arts Abound art gallery/gift boutique at 21C Lexington Ave in Magnolia Village of Gloucester will be having a reception for this month’s Featured Artist John Abisamra on Friday, April 3 from 4:30-7pm. Stop by, say hello, and view John’s work in addition to our other wonderful local artists.
John is a well-known photographer on Cape Ann and was featured in the latest issue of Cape Ann Magazine. His photographs have also been published in the Photographer’s Forum Magazine, Lowell Sun, and Gloucester Times.. He tries to capture the uniqueness each season brings along with the magic light that exists. John especially love capturing the beauty of the Cape Ann coastline.

Naomi Glimcher’s art is at Lone Gull Coffee House through the end of march

My art will be up for this month at the Lone Gull on Main Street!! All is for sale let me know if you see anything you like

This one is called swaying in the breeze. Acrylic painting. Peace of mint ia the tree. The hammock is the netting from onion bag rocks are mostly abalone. And then shell sea glass. All kinds of stuff I have picked up as Icall them. Natures gifts I see when i’m out walking on a hunt. I actually had one peice of orange sea glass I put as part of a rock to show a orange tone. The reflection of the sun on that rock.


Contact Naomi





146 Main St
Gloucester, MA
Call (978) 281-8588

Novena News

You may have heard that Felicia and her team have decided to cancel planned novena events scheduled to be held at the American Legion Hall. This was a painful and difficult decision especially in light of the gargantuan efforts by dozens of people to prepare the altar in a new location.

However, tonight a final rosary will be offered and live streamed on Facebook for anyone to attend virtually. Please join us at 7 pm for the live streamed final rosary. In the meanwhile, here are some photos I hope demonstrate the incredible efforts made to honor this tradition. The attention to detail is humbling.

Gloucestercast 387 Live At Mom’s Kitchen With Sefatia, Karin Carol, Sista Felicia, Scotty Mac, Chris McCarthy, Pat Dalpiaz and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 3/12/20

Gloucestercast 387 Live At Mom’s Kitchen With Sefatia, Karin Carol, Sista Felicia, Scotty Mac, Chris McCarthy, Pat Dalpiaz and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 3/12/20


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Topics Include:
Live from Mom’s Kitchen!
All Gloucester School Events Cancelled Until May 2
Coronavirus and Gloucester’s response with Board Of Health Director Karin Carol
San Francisco Cuddle Club Has Suspended Their Weekly Cuddle Sessions Effective Immediately

Contact me 617-688-6891



Sista Felicia Novena Cancelled  Will Livestream Final Novena Tonight at 7PM Closed To The Public Due To Coronavirus Concerns

Gender neutral infant colors Grey???

Topside Grill Wings $5 Mon-Friday 3-6PM

City Of Gloucester Coronvirus Information Page click here




Caronavirus Info Livestream With Mayor Sefatia and Board Of Health Karin Carol, Sista Felicia, Andrea Carlson, Scotty Mac, Chris, Pat Dalpiaz and Joey Ciaramitaro

The chat part where you can write in questions while we’re taping is at WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/JOEYGMG

Audio is better and playable here-

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Also joining us- Sista Felicia, Andrea Carlson, Scotty Mac, Chris, Pat Dalpiaz and me Joey Ciaramitaro

Link to join the live feed and ask questions here