#BravoZulu to AIRSTA Cape Cod for their successful #medevac of a crewmember from the commercial F/V JENNIFER ANNE via @USCGNortheast

GloucesterCast 449 With , Patrick Hurd, Chris & Charleen McCarthy, Jim & Pat Dalpiaz and Joey C Live From Mile Marker One

GloucesterCast 449 With , Patrick Hurd, Chris & Charleen McCarthy, Jim & Pat Dalpiaz and Joey C Live From Mile Marker One

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Two Bruins Glasses Donated By Wayne The Mailman

Mile Marker One Huge Renovation!

Joey’s Art Show At Cape Ann Coffees All Pieces are $150 Framed and Ready To Hang on Your Wall

After the Fall Color — pat morss

From the past week. It’s getting more black-and-white out there, but these are all color photos.

Almost home
Go ahead, I’ll catch up. I’m talking to someone.
Buffleheads on Niles Pond
Red-breasted Mergansers practicing (almost) synchronized head dips
And back up together
Young Herring Gull at Brace Cove
Elegant when taking off
Layers of wing feathers
Norwegian Cruise Lines headed north, on today’s coldest morning – crew only?
However, the climbing ivy hasn’t given up on Green

Get ready! Holiday Lights and Cocoa Drives #GloucesterMA #CapeAnn 2020 – already found a few sparkling before Thanksgiving ✨😀 Lobster Trap Buoy Painting is ON!

So looking forward to sharing photos of winter lights for some merry drives and cocoa nights this holiday season! Were you planning to go big on lights or take a break this year? Hopefully this post may convince some readers on the decorated home & yard fence to GO FOR IT! Please treat the community to some creativity and smiles. The city and neighboring towns of Cape Ann have some special holiday light plans in the works thanks to Discover Gloucester’s First Annual Winter Lights Display on Cape Ann. Check out all the businesses and organizations readying light displays and local shopping!

What I wrote in 2019 still holds true in 2020: “If you’re wondering about holiday lights near you, in addition to the city’s beautiful seasonal trees and sparkle downtown, rewarding drives through Gloucester neighborhoods abound.”

These local homes were shining bright and it’s only the week before Thanksgiving. GRAB SOME HOT CHOCOLATE AND GO! The drives are festive, free, and social distancing safe for all. Perfect for 2020.

I’ll add more photographs of merry lights and displays as days go by and maybe a map if there are enough. Which houses and streets will be most lit up in 2020? Which ones not to miss?

‘Tis the Season. Gloucester’s Annual Lobster Trap Tree

2018

Gloucester’s Lobster Trap Tree adorned with hundreds of “ornaments”- buoys hand-painted by local children– is no doubt the sweetest and charming tree around.

I thought this Scotland effort was a pretty kindred spirit. Like Gloucester, the smaller* town of Newburgh, Fife, loves celebrating art by local children for their Annual Christmas Lights Display. A public appeal for funding this year surpassed its goal.

*Gloucester population 30,000 | Newburgh population 2100

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Due to Covid-19 precautions, Cape Ann Art Haven buoy painting started early this year.

“It’s buoy painting time! We are instituting reservations for buoy painting. We will be open Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. starting November 7th. For health and safety reasons, we will have a maximum of 10 people at any one time. Masks will be required as well as social distancing. Please sign up on our Events page or click the reservation button below and come paint!”

Reservations

Please support Cape Ann Art Haven’s efforts here.

2019

Get ready! Holiday Lights and Cocoa Drives #GloucesterMA #CapeAnn 2020 -Found a few sparkling before Thanksgiving ✨😀

So looking forward to sharing photos of winter lights for some merry drives and cocoa nights this holiday season! Were you planning to go big on lights or take a break this year? Hopefully this post may convince some readers on the decorated home & yard fence to GO FOR IT! Please treat the community to some creativity and smiles. The city and neighboring towns of Cape Ann have some special holiday light plans in the works: First Annual Winter Lights Display on Cape Ann. Check out the businesses and organizations readying light displays!

What I wrote in 2019 still holds true in 2020: “If you’re wondering about holiday lights near you, in addition to the city’s beautiful seasonal trees and sparkle downtown, rewarding drives through Gloucester neighborhoods abound.”

These local homes were shining bright and it’s only the week before Thanksgiving. GRAB SOME HOT CHOCOLATE AND GO! The drives are festive, free, and social distancing safe for all. Perfect for 2020.

I’ll add more photographs of merry lights and displays as days go by and maybe a map if there are enough. Which houses and streets will be most lit up in 2020? Which ones not to miss?

‘Tis the Season. Gloucester’s Annual Lobster Trap Tree

2018

Gloucester’s Lobster Trap Tree adorned with hundreds of “ornaments”- buoys hand-painted by local children– is no doubt the sweetest and charming tree around.

I thought this Scotland effort was a pretty kindred spirit. Like Gloucester, the smaller* town of Newburgh, Fife, loves celebrating art by local children for their Annual Christmas Lights Display. A public appeal for funding this year surpassed its goal.

*Gloucester population 30,000 | Newburgh population 2100

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Due to Covid-19 precautions, Cape Ann Art Haven buoy painting started early this year.

“It’s buoy painting time! We are instituting reservations for buoy painting. We will be open Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. starting November 7th. For health and safety reasons, we will have a maximum of 10 people at any one time. Masks will be required as well as social distancing. Please sign up on our Events page or click the reservation button below and come paint!”

Reservations

Please support Cape Ann Art Haven’s efforts here.

2019

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View from stands is no joke! New Balance Field Newell Stadium vanishing point is a fishing boat heading out from Gloucester harbor at sunset

11/18/2020 4:10pm

A fishing boat set out and I bet a GMG reader knows who it was. What a gorgeous setting for home games.

At other times we’ve been treated to great flocks of birds, schooners, cruise ship, and an ever busy back up at the cut.

The games are the real deal. And the site is singular!

GHS Boys Varsity Soccer won vs. Swampscott 11/18/2020. Their last game of the season is Friday.

Armand Sindoni Rocky Neck artist

A GMG reader shared a snapshot asking to know more about the specific work in the photograph by artist Armand Sindoni. It’s hard to make out from this photo.

courtesy snapshots sent to GMG – titled Gloucester Fishing Schooner “Elsie”1910

Armand Sindoni (1929-2002) was a Massachusetts native. He resided and worked on Rocky Neck. For many years he was the artist in residence for the Gloucester Schooner Festival. I don’t know what happened to his art or estate. Along with research, one might glean more information about Sindoni by reaching out to: the Rocky Neck Art Association; leaders involved with Maritime Gloucester, the Adventure and the Chamber due to the artist’s involvement with past schooner festivals; and local artist friends, perhaps L.A. Dahlmer.

Sindoni was commissioned to paint a portrait of William “Bill” Squillace, Gloucester’s 54th Mayor (1988-1991), who resigned to serve as Assistant State Treasurer.

Maybe another GMG reader can steer the question to Sindoni family, friends, or fans who might leave comments about Sindoni, the man and the artist, and more examples of his art.

Scratch Ticket Etiquette

So, as we near the holidays, here’s a question.  And, let me start by saying this is not necessarily a “who’s generous?” and “who isn’t?” question…… it’s more of a what would be the social norm in the following situation question.  And…it’s about scratch tickets.

Do you share?   The question is not, “If you win big do you do nice and charitable things with your winnings?”…..that is a very different question.  

Here’s a scenario…. I’ll use my own family as an example…and this is completely hypothetical….because we’ve never won enough to justify a fair split.  

Often at the holidays my dad’s girlfriend will hand out scratch tickets to us all.  So, let’s say as you look around the room and it is no winner, no winner, no winner, little winner, no winner, little winner, and suddenly BIG WINNER.

If you’re, in fact, the BIG WINNER…..what is the expectation?  Or, what do you do?

Do you immediately realize that it was obviously complete luck of the draw and it could have easily been anyone else in the room who won and, so, split your winnings evenly with all other adults present?

Do you throw everyone a bone and give them each a lesser portion as a token of unsuckiness?

Do you keep it all yourself?

Let’s mix it up a bit….. What if the people in the room are not your immediate family? What if you are in a small group with decent acquaintances and friends, but not your absolute ride-or-dies

Not too long ago I stood in a local convenient store with a friend as we made a pitstop after a hockey game.  We stood at the counter at the same time each purchasing a bottle of water…..and then both decided to buy a couple of scratch tickets.  We got the exact same ones (an important piece of information in the decision making process I think).  Back in the car she scratched faster than me….and didn’t win.   As I continued to scratch I had already made the decision that if I were to win big, I would split the cash…. I mean it could have EASILY been her instead of me.  The clerk simply could have handed them out in a different order.  I’m guessing, if I know my friend the way I think I do, she would have refused.  I would have explained why it should be an even split, she’d argue, and we’d settle on me splitting it like 60/40 or something like that.  

Now, I realize that there are MANY different scenarios! Many different ways the scratch ticket game could unfold… so, feel free to comment with personal experiences or tell us what you would do in slightly different situations.  

In regards to the situation mentioned in this post, however, please take the following poll.  
So, again: You’re at a small gathering and someone hands out scratch tickets to everyone present. You win big. You know and enjoy the company you’re in, but they’re not your immediate family.

Do you, 

1.  Decide to split evenly with all other adults present

2.  Give each guest some of your winnings, but keep a sizable portion to yourself

3.  Keep it all

Portrait of Flip | GHS Fishermen Athletics Department is the best! #GloucesterMA

Flip has earned the respect of high school athletes — teenagers — for many, many years. His demeanor and steady presence are a fixture. Some of his work behind the scenes helps operations like managing the equipment, uniforms and attendance. He knows all the players. If they are late and checking in, passing in the halls, or heading to the gym; — any greeting exchanged with Flip enriches the students’ days immeasurably. I’ve seen a GHS alum in his late twenties– I’m not all together sure he played a sport- cross a room to say, “Hi! Remember me?”, and brighten with Flip’s affirmation and brief encounter. It’s a sure and easy bet that on countless days when things were not going well, Flip has made a student’s day brighter.

The kindest gatekeeper ever, Flip is taking taking and recording temperatures, one of the new Covid-19 safety protocols. GHS Boys Varsity Soccer (a win vs. Swampscott) New Balance Newell Stadium Gloucester, Mass 11/18/2020

Stunning Skies

The afternoon sky recently was so dramatically beautiful that I took shots from several different angles. One was at the Fishermen’s Wives Memorial, my personal magnet. Contributor Nichole posted yesterday about her affinity for the Man at the Wheel. Mine is for the Wives Memorial. She overlooked some jaw dropping skies this week.

Thanksgiving At 1606 – Reservations Still Available!

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Reserve For Thanksgiving
Celebrate Thanksgiving holiday at Beauport’s 1606 Restaurant & Bar.

Enjoy our traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner, plus starters, seafood entrees, sides and desserts.$74 per Adult, $25 per Child.
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As you join us, be assured that you’ll enjoy a safe Thanksgiving holiday in our dining rooms. We offer state of the art filtration systems, our tables are set for social distancing, and our signature BSAFE health and safety protocols are in place.
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Coming home to the North Shore for Thanksgiving?
You’re right at home here at Beauport Hotel. Relax on the coast and enjoy ocean or city view guest rooms, dining, wellness services and more.

Enjoy our Homecoming Offer, with 15% off best available rates for stays 11/20/20-11/29/20. Not valid on existing bookings, new reservations only.
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