Don’t Blame Me When You Blow Off Getting Solar Again After Seeing Our Bills With CREDITS from National Grid Month After Month. National Grid Owes Us Money, AGAIN. Solar Installed By Cazeault Solar. Look At Our Latest Bill A $511.99 CREDIT!-

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!)-



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Proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs due December 14th.

The Mass Cultural Council has set a December 14th deadline for organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community.

The Gloucester Cultural Council invites you to apply for a grant for your arts, humanities, and/or science program. This year we plan to give priority to programs that:

have a direct link to Gloucester

are accessible to diverse groups of people

demonstrate innovative ways to bring science to the public

build momentum and create vitality within the community

According to Council spokesperson Elizabeth Neumeier these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Gloucester — including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies, or performances in schools, workshops, and lectures.

The Gloucester Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community.

This year, the Gloucester Cultural Council will distribute about $10,000 in grants. Previously funded projects include: The Gloucester Writer’s Center Magma Gloucester, The Cape Ann Symphony, Rockport Music, The Musary and Manship Artists Residency.

For local guidelines and complete information on the Gloucester Cultural Council, contact Elizabeth Neumeier at Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at

Yummy recipe from Cape Ann Olive Store

57 Main Street, Gloucester, MA  01930


Maple Balsamic & Herb Chicken


  • ¼ cup Maple Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp. fresh thyme
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  1. In small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, mustard, garlic, thyme, cayenne and salt and pepper. Pour sauce into a large plastic baggy and add chicken breasts. (I like to pound out the chicken breasts to ensure they each have the same thickness so they cook evenly) Marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes or even overnight.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until oil shimmers, about 3 to 4 minutes. Using tongs, remove chicken breasts from baggy (leaving the marinade inside) and arrange in the pan. Allow chicken to cook for about 7 to 8 minutes, without moving, so a nice golden-brown crust forms. Flip chicken over and cook the other side for another 7 to 8 minutes. You’ll know the chicken is done when the juices run clear and the inside temp has reached 160 to 165 degrees.
  3. Remove chicken and place on a cutting board to rest then pour the remaining marinade into the heated skillet. Scrape up any brown bits and allow marinade to bubble up and cook, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add chicken back into the skillet, coating well. Serve and enjoy!

Cape Ann Olive Oil Co. will ship any balsamic and olive oil. Go to the link below to connect to our website to place your order. We hope you enjoy this recipe! We appreciate your business.
Rick & Patty Gates

Some new puzzles, fleece blankets and beach towels

Getting ready for your holiday shopping, please remember to shop local and shop small.  you can also find my items at Arts Abound 21 C Lexington Avenue, Village of Magnolia Gloucester, MA  01930 or directly through me.  Thank you


Artists Revealed | Jane Deering Gallery lauds their generosity #GloucesterMA

A word from Jane Deering to artists and fans:

“‘Absolute Secret 2020’ @ JDG ended November 3rd, 2020.  The show was a wonderful success for the gallery’s mission of providing exhibition space for area artists and great fun for all art lovers who found very special art works for $20. The credit for this event goes to the many many artists who so generously donated work to the gallery’s cause.  My warmest thanks to the artists listed below (PDF here).”

Jane Deering, Jane Deering Gallery, Gloucester, Mass.

Absolute Secret 2020
Jane Deering Gallery is very grateful for the generosity of these participating artists who made Absolute Secret 2020 a success:

(unless otherwise noted, the artist maintains a studio in Massachusetts)

Aaron Fink
Adin Murray
Amy Robson (UK)
Ann Conneman
Ann Marie Crotty
Arturo Di Stefano (UK)
Birgit Faustmann (Barcelona)
Bobbi Kovner
Chris Baker (California and Maine)
Christopher Pullman
Coco Berkman
Connie Connally (California)
Dane Goodman (California)
Debra Weisberg
Deborah Brown
Donna Caselden
Eliza Proctor (NY)
Erin Luman
Esther Pullman
Gabrielle Barzaghi
Gail Barker (UK)
Gail Pine (California)
Geoffrey Bayliss
George Wingate
Gina Werfel (California)
Harry Reese (California)
Hazel Walker (Ireland)
Heidi L. Johnson (New York)
Helen Burgess
Hugh Margerum (California)
Isabelle Greene (California)
Jack Evans
James Paradis
Jan Weinshanker
Jeffrey Marshall
Jenchi Wu (California)
Jennifer Fels (Vermont)
Joan Tanner (California)
Joy Halsted
Judith Wright
Juni Van Dyke
Katherine Richmond
Ken Riaf
Kevin Lucey (California)
Kristine Fisher
Leslie Lewis Sigler (California)
Lillian Hsu
Linda Ekstrom (California)
Linda Sodja
Lynne Sausele
Marie Schoeff (California)
Mary Bucci McCoy
Mary Rhinelander McCarl
Michael McKeen
Michael Porter (UK)
Neeta Madahar (UK)
Nell Campbell (California)
Paige Farrell
Paul Cary Goldberg
Paul Neily
Penelope Gottlieb (California)
Pia Juhl
Patty Rosenblatt
Ro Snell (California)
Robin Paine (UK)
Ruth Daniels
Sally Gregg
Shaun McNiff
Shelley Reed
Steve Rosenthal
Susan Harrigan
Susan Willis
Terry Delpercio Piemonte
Tom Fels (Vermont)
Vanessa Michalak
Wayne McCall (California)
Youngsuk Suh (California)

Jane Deering Gallery

California & Massachusetts  917-902-4359

London . UK residence +44-207-584-1671

Would you eat this?

My guess is that it is yummy.

Documentary Released Tonight!

Today’s the day for the release of the Fish Workers Mural Documentary! Scheduled to be released at 6 PM on the Awesome Gloucester Facebook page and followed by community discussion t 7 PM. Info and image from the Awesome Gloucester Facebook page:

TONIGHT! Tonight a short documentary about The Fish Workers Mural will be released at 6p on the Awesome Gloucester Facebook page. The film will be followed at 7p by a community discussion about the mural, the film, and all the people these original art pieces are intended to honor. We hope to see lots of past, present, and future fish workers tonight at the 7p during the community discussion on Zoom: welcome!

Innovating the Next Generation of CBD Products

Cape Ann Wellness

A few years ago, just having a product made with CBD was considered innovative. Big bottles of oils and tinctures with 50 mg of CBD per bottle were the norm. By today’s standards, these CBD products seemed primitive.

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