My Mind Was Blown When My Sister In Law Pulled Out These Microwavable Slippers- Mother’s Day Is Coming!!!!

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When she pulled these bad boys out of the microwave all soft and cozy warm, my mind nearly exploded! What a great gift idea for the mother in your life who is always cold!

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1966 Bobbi Gibb First Woman to Run Boston Marathon a top 100 Massachusetts / New England sports history moment at Logan Airport terminal b

1966 Bobbi Gibb | First Woman to Run Boston Marathon

photos: c. ryan, 2021 | The Great Hall, Terminal B, Boston Logan International Airport was renovated in 2019. New additions feature “exhibits that celebrate New England athletes, sports teams, and special moments in the region’s sports history.” Read more here (Massport PR June 20, 2019)

The 2022 Boston Marathon celebrates the 50th anniversary of women runners’ official inclusion in the race. Eight entered and finished the 1972 race:

  • Nina Kuscsik, New York (3:10:26)
  • Elaine Pedersen, California (3:20:25)
  • Kathrine Switzer, New York (3:29:51)
  • Pat Barrett, New Jersey (3:40:29)
  • Sara Mae Berman, Massachusetts (3:48:30)
  • Valerie Rogosheske, Wirginia (4:29:32)
  • Ginny Collins, Massachusetts (4:48:32)
  • Frances Morrison, Texas (5:07:00)

Six years prior, Bobbi Gibb from Massachusetts ran the Boston Marathon in 3:21:40 (April 19, 1966), the top female athlete, faster than 2/3 of the field. She was 23 years old. She won again in 1967 and 1968. Gibb is a long time fine artist and Cape Ann resident. It’s a thrill to see this recognition!

more Logan Airport design details

Gloucester and Bobbi are incorporated into other designs at Logan. The parking terminal elevator icons and floor feature the Fisherman at the Wheel (Level G) and a Boston Marthon runner (Level 3) — Bobbi (imo).

photos: c. ryan, 2014

Looking back – Popular Cultural context 1972

Mary Tyler Moore – Also 50 year anniversary of season 3, episode 1 (aired September 6, 1972 ) at the office Mary discusses her salary with Murray, then Lou. Mary makes less than her predecessor despite doing better (excerpt: 3:47)

Classic trio scene: Mary talks about a job promotion with Phyllis and Rhoda

“who’s in charge here?” season 3, ep. 3 Sept 1972 written by Martin Cohan

“Oh, don’t look at me. I was one of those cute little girls who always got dolls to play with…”

Phyllis (Cloris Leachman 46 yrs. at the time)

“Phyllis: When she gets her life together, will she need batteries?”


“It’s exactly what I do now.”


Bobbi’s milestone prompts personal stories. My mother in law shared one about winning a college competitive event as part of a two women team circa 1950 and feeling certain to repeat the feat only to have the contest reconfigured and split into men and women categories the following years to avoid that happening again.

Mermaid Tales

Ready For Mer’Magical Sea Glass, Food, Drinks, & Music?

Tickets available online for our next D.I.Y. Sea Glass Art Event Night on Wednesday April 27th!

Everything is included in order to make a lovely one-of-a-kind piece of Framed Sea Glass Art!

As always, there will be Drinks, Food, Snacks, and more!

161 Main Street

Gloucester, MA  01930

Sea Glass D.I.Y Art Class

Mermaid Tales of Glosta

Cape Ann Works launch tomorrow

Local officials and the Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce invite the public to participate in a meeting at Beauport Hotel Gloucester on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 6:00 PM to learn more about Cape Ann Works and the resources available to the business community and prospective student-employees through this new program.The initiative, born of the chronic labor shortage in the greater Cape Ann region, proposes to connect prospective seasonal and international student-employees with employment opportunities in the local businesses of Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Ipswich.

Participation by high school students and their families, as well as representatives from the local economies, is very welcome.For more information, please visit or email

There is a Facebook event on Cape Ann Works page:

Magnolia Community Library Wish List

Welcome Spring! We are working away at the library and have some really great events in the works. One thing we have been doing inside is working to get the kitchen and Lion’s Storage Room organized and we could use your help. We have put together an Amazon wish list of items that we need that will help us get ready for the busy summer we are anticipating. The purchase of any of these items will help us along. We appreciate all the support we receive for our amazing community center.

Operation “Head West Young Men” is Underway

With a love for super warm weather, the beach, pool bars, fishing, and island hopping, we almost always head south to Florida or to somewhere more tropical like Mexico or the Bahamas when we travel in April. This year, my sister and I decided this April to take our boys out west instead. They are 12, 13, and 14 years old…. And hopefully ready for this adventure. After a very long day of traveling yesterday, that included an evacuation of terminal A at Logan and a brief layover in Detroit, Michigan, we finally landed in Vegas at 1:00am (4:00 am back in Gloucester). We just crashed at a hotel in between the airport and the Vegas strip and are off after breakfast for a road trip to Route 66 and Williams, Arizona. I’m excited to show the boys this part of the country! Stay tuned (although, I wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t. lol)

Deck Season

Cape Ann Home


Decks are often a favorite of any abode. We all cherish the months we can linger outdoors and watch the sun fall from the sky while sipping our cold beverages. We rejoice when the weather warms up enough for us to open the windows and venture out. The days get longer, warmer and the world becomes a little brighter. 

Geothermal Energy

Grand Banks

7 Crafts Road




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Tonno With a Toddler

Our daughter was visiting last week with our grandson and I wanted to introduce her to the wonder that is Tonno Gloucester. I was a little hesitant to take a toddler there but I needn’t have wasted that energy. The staff was welcoming and accommodating and our little Schooner clearly enjoyed himself and his food. I had Chicken Milanese and Amy ordered the Sunday Sauce. Perfect and delicious, as always. Thank you our server Sarah for her excellent care and special attention to the baby. Now it’s a favorite for them too!

Vibrant contemporary work by Judi Rotenberg, well-known Cape Ann painter and gallery owner

Cape Ann Community

Large-scape paintings on view: April 30 to July 3, 2022

In time for spring, the Cape Ann Museum will proudly host an exhibit of the vibrant, large scale works of Judi Rotenberg. Life-long Rockport summer resident and highly-respected gallery owner, Rotenberg has spent 40 years creating vivid, colorful floral still life paintings that capture the fragility and strength of life. Her works will be on view from April 30 to July 3 at the Museum at 27 Pleasant St., in Gloucester.

Working primarily in acrylic, Rotenberg’s recent paintings are unabashedly beautiful, alive with color and motion. Each composition is vibrant and fresh and represents a new challenge for her. Her canvases are rich in detail, from the foreground and the table on which a vase and bouquet sit, through the center of the canvas with its explosion of blossoms, to the top of the composition where she often includes…

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