I’m sorry

Dustin Ketchopulos wrote this and I’ll co-sign. We need to get the word out.

Dear Friends. 😂😂

Please accept my sincere apologies for not being able to attend your birthdays or any events, As you know, my passion is boating and spending as much time aboard as we can.

The short Cape Ann boating season and the high costs associated with the boat to sit idle (unused for a weekend) requires me to say no to all non boating events planned during this boating season.

Please don’t take this personally, but I hope you understand my formal summer weekend policy. If you would like to move your special events after Oct 15th and before May 15th, I would be happy to attend.

I hope you respect my position, as I respect yours selecting a date that ruins summer weekend plans which everyone is dreading going to anyways.

Knowing that you will not change the date to accommodate my schedule, please find enclosed a check as a gift.

Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation

GLOUCESTER MEETINGHOUSE FOUNDATION, 10 Church Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

 PRESS RELEASE – For immediate release

“The Racial Climate in Gloucester: What Lies Ahead”

Is Topic for Martin Luther King Day Forum

Race relations in Gloucester, including findings of a new community survey, will be the focus when the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation conducts its annual observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, on Monday, January 17, 2022.Three local organizations have been invited to take part in a forum titled “The Racial Climate in Gloucester: What Lies Ahead,” beginning at 2 p.m. that day.

Because of continuing Covid-19 health concerns, the forum will be conducted virtually, via Zoom. Pre-registration will be required at www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org. Detailed information on how to then access this event from a home computer, smartphone or tablet, will be posted at the same website.

The keynote speaker will be Brian Saltsman, director of Student Diversity and Inclusion at Alfred University in upstate New York, a leading advocate of addressing community issues between dominant and marginalized racial, ethnic or economic sectors as allies, a process known as “allyship.”

The invited presenting organizations are:

  • The Gloucester Racial Justice Team, reporting on a survey that assessed how much people of color “feel like they have a sense of community and belong in the city, including how race and ethnicity play a role in their daily lives,” according to GRJT spokesperson Gaily Seavey.
  • The North Shore Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) which most recently has focused on racism issues within Danvers High School athletic teams. A branch leader will discuss the North Shore branch’s activities across a region stretching from Lynn to New Hampshire.
  • The Diversity and Equity Committee of the Gloucester 400th Anniversary celebration, which is researching narrative stories that accurately depict racial and ethnic relationships since European settlement began displacing the native, indigenous Pennacook-Abenaki peoples. This will include years of slave ownership and maritime commerce in the global slave trade.

This is the sixth year of programs conducted by the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation that are focused on the legacy of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. The Foundation is a nonsectarian, federally recognized nonprofit organization to promote preservation and active community use of the architecturally distinguished 1806 Meetinghouse on Middle Street, one block off Main Street in downtown Gloucester. The Meetinghouse is the home of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church. Donations to GMF are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

All New Rhumb Line Wednesdays 6pm Start with John Jerome 1.5.2022

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, January 5th Your Host: JOHN RAYMOND JEROME!


This week, John Raymond Jerome features local jazz, pop, reggae and blues artist, Nadia Robertson as his musical guest.  Sure gonna be a lovely evening, so don’t miss it!  6-9pm!Dinner with great music!*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……features Morgan Forsythe!  Dishes are better than ever before!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!Upcoming…

1/12 John Raymond Jerome Hosts 

1/19 John Raymond Jerome Hosts 

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/Looking forward……to seeing you soon 🙂

If You’re serious About BBQ and Don’t Have a proper Boning Knife You’re Doing Yourself A disservice

Northeast BBQ

A boning knife makes trimming any large cut of beef infinitely easier.

I finally bought one after always using different, inferior for the job, knives.

Let me tell you it’s an absolute game changer.

I got a 5 inch Victorinox Boning Knife just ahead of the holidays to trim the Bone-In Roasts we enjoyed Christmas eve and Christmas Day.

Total game changer. Made short work and the agility it affords you with the shape and flexibility can not be understated.

It may seem like a silly thing but once you use one you’ll be totally aggravated when trying to trim a brisket , pork butt, tenderloin or roast without one.

Trust me on this one, you 100% should have one in your knife drawer if you do any amount of breaking down or trimming large cuts of meat.

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