Join Us For The Live Stream Of GloucesterCast 545 At 9AM Sunday With Kate and Brandon Pratt! We will Be Talking2022 Real Estate and Interest Rates

Join Us For The Live Stream Of GloucesterCast 545 At 9AM Sunday With Kate and Brandon Pratt! With Some Podcast Sharing Giveaways

Here are just some the topics we will discuss tomorrow:

2022 Rate and Home Price Forecast…have prices peaked? How high can rates go?

Rates still historically low and a great time to tap equity for a cash out refinance for college costs, debt consolidation, home improvement projects and or a second or investment home down payment/purchase.

Second homes….we can help you finance a home in all 50 states! We will focus our chat on Florida and Maine. Two of the hottest second home markets in the country.

AirBNbs. How do they work and how do I buy a house to do vacation rentals


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Register now for the GMGI Science Hour on 1/27 with Dr. Peter Girguis of Harvard University

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Please join us on Thursday,  January 27 at 7:30pmas we kick off the winter season of GMGI’s Science Hour with Harvard University’s Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Dr. Peter Girguis.

This is not Planet Earth: Recent findings from our work on the physiological and biochemical adaptations to life in the deep sea

The deep sea represents more then 80% of our planet’s living space, and harbors some of the Earth’s most extreme environments. Dr. Girguis and his colleagues study the microbes and animals that live in these environments using “omics-informed” physiological experiments that aim to:

  • Measure metabolic activity – including carbon, sulfur, and nitrogen metabolism
  • Examine the associated patterns of gene and protein expression
  • Relate their research activity to biogeochemical cycles

Studying these communities is an incredible challenge – many of these habitats are located where pressure is immensely high and temperatures range from near…

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Time Lapse Video of Bex Painting Steamers

Monochrome-ish sketch of steamers.I like to block my drafts on a neutral background n then build forms with lights and darks. As a sketch it took me about 20min to paint this 30×24 canvas.
I have rented xtudio space above Tonno in the Blackburn building through March. I plan on having my very first {gasp!} art show at the end of March before I move out.STAY TUNED!

Sunday Dinner at the Azorean

Jim and I have made it a habit to go to the Azorean on Washington St. for our main meal on Sundays. Sometimes our main meal is earlier in the day (some call it lunch time) and sometimes it’s later. Regardless, we ALWAYS feel welcome and we are never disappointed in our meals or the service. Recently, Karina was our server and we had one of the specials: haddock and shrimp florentine. YUM. Make sure you check their specials if you go. Jim had one of the pizza, which I have noted previously may be one of the most underrated pizzas in Gloucester. Thanks Azorean for giving us wonderful Sunday dinner.

Cold? Want to warm up?

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Click here to get the Cape Ann Waterfront Guide. It’s full of all the Gloucester and Rockport winter activity: ACT, SOLD and UAG properties, with prices, photos, remarks and data.
Timely information to learn the market and make a smart decision when “OMGosh! That’s the one!” comes on the market.

Click here to get The Guide.

Kenny MacCarthy • Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty • 978.758.0983

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Local Families Turn Grief into Good 

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Sponsored Meals Help Alleviate Hunger in Memory of Loved Ones 

Dennis Acker places labels on Friday’s Community Meal which read “This meal is donated in loving memory of Charlene Acker.”
(Photo Courtesy of The Open Door)

GLOUCESTER – A local family is honoring a loved one today by putting dinner on the table for those in need of a little extra help.  

Friday’s Community Meal at The Open Door, a heartyham, pineapple, vegetable stuffing, and mashed potatoes dinner, is given in loving memory of Charlene Acker by her husband Dennis Acker and daughter Maya Acker, and her father LeRoy Ross.

Charlene Acker, age 57, passed away in October 2021 from ovarian cancer. Today would have been her 58th birthday.

With her birthday approaching, Dennis Acker saw the opportunity for meals sponsorship on social media.

“The minute I saw it, I knew I had to do it. It was…

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