The Aquanuts finish Eight the Hard Way

Cindy Hendrickson asked me to pass on the attached photo with the GMG card.
Taken just before “nautical twilight” last night (Wed. June 25) at Short
Sands Beach in York ME.
Left to right
Brian Carlson of Georgetown
Cindy Hendrickson of Gloucester
Monica Day of Natick
Ned Daly of Needham
Betsy Daly of Cambridge
Chuck McAfee of Cambridge

You’re not a real New Englander unless you have gone to the beach in your

The Adventure here-


Celebrating on Gloucester’s Water Shuttle From Cindy Hendrickson

Hey Joey,

What a spectacular time a group of us Gloucester chicks – and a few select men –  had last Saturday celebrating the birthday of our dear friend and GHS alum, Christine Buckley.  It was one of those “significant” birthdays that deserves more than just a dinner get together.  

Why not celebrate on the ocean, we thought?  How many of us grew up here and proclaim our love of the ocean, yet never actually get out on the water?  Too many, certainly.

For the mere sum of $10 per person for the Best Party idea ever ( it was my idea so I could be a tad prejudice), we made arrangements to meet friends on the M/V Lady Jillian aka the Gloucester Harbor Water Shuttle.

Our illusory plan was that Chris would be meeting Diana Davis and myself at the Studio Restaurant for lunch.  When the two of them arrived, I was stationed at the top of the shuttle ramp, dressed as a Mermaid with a sign proclaiming Ocean Wisdom. We told Chris that she was going for an ocean ride – and what a ride it turned out to be!

Besides the Studio, the shuttle stops at Harbor Loop.  GHS Cheerleaders, Kathy (Johnson) Keefe and Holly Davis, in original outfits from many moons ago, greeted us at the dock with a lively cheer.  

The third stop is St. Peter’s Landing and a smiling couple adorned in Sou’-wester fishing hats met us there – they were Chris’ daughter and son-in-law, Lars and Heather Muelle. 

Now – Chris assumed this was it since we opened some bubbly (only paper cups – no glass onboard) and dove in to delicious snacks. 

Chris had no idea we had ONE more Special Guest back at the Studio.  It was Whoopi!  The place was hysterically laughing, from the restaurant patrons to the surprised tourists sharing this wonderful day with us.  Whoopi turned out to be a friend that Chris had not seen for far too long – our own beloved recently retired Director of the Sawyer Free Library – none other than Carol Gray!  

I think that Captain Peter Favazza as well as the other guests had as much fun as we did!  Stevie Douglas even came on board and recited from Longfellow’s “The Wreck of the Hesperus”; a nice touch from a star GHS hockey player from yonder years. 

The Party Train kept moving and ended up at Mile Marker One.  The surprises were not over.  Who else but Cape Ann’s finest singer-songwriter, Chelsea Berry, would ride her bike over just to sing “Happy Birthday” to our Special friend?  Chelsea also presented a gift to Chris from us; VIP tickets to her summer concert at Mile Marker One on July 25th.

The motley crew moved from here to a Buckley family party before we called it a day.

A Perfect Day for a Perfectly Wonderful Lady.

Cindy Hendrickson

Cindy Hendrickson Pitches Cape Ann Foodies Tour

Hey Joey,
It was so much fun seeing you at the Stage Fort Park Visitor’s Center Opening.  Thank you for posing with the new Cape Ann Foodies Signature Fork.
Here are a few pictures of some of the Usual Tourism Suspects mugging with the Fork. 
Cape Ann Foodies is the creation of Gloucester local Patrick Halloran.  What a great idea – a walking tour that combines History, Food, and Local Beer.  It is fun and filling!
Check out the website: or give him a call at 617-902-8291.
I am excited to be one of his tour guides this year; just need to lose the crutch and I’m good to go.
Cindy Hendrickson 

Cindy Hendrickson Stops By The Dock With a Eurodam Tour From Israel

DSC00540Hey Joey,

Wow – what a great time we had at Joey C’s and Sons this morning.  My 18 passengers from the Eurodam came all the way to Gloucester from Israel and actually got to hold lobsters and be photographed with them!  They were good sports and loved walking everywhere; I promised to send them a copy of "The Perfect Storm" as only one person had heard of the movie.  I agree with Scott from Top Dog in Rockport.  He said, "Geez, they sound like they are speaking in French".  It was such a special treat to have them see a "real" lobster operation up close and personal and I thank you so very much for all that you do to make us proud to be from Gloucester. 

You’re the Best-Not like all the Rest!

Cindy Hendrickson

(Former runner-up Miss Low Tide 1976 as opposed to being a "Former" Wisconsin AppleFest Queen-however, thank you for posting our vacation photos on GMG)


Cindy Hendrickson Represents! at the 50th annual Bayfield Applefest Parade Among Her Other Former Apple Queens

Dear Kelly,
Please find attached the photo taken before the 50th annual Bayfield Applefest Parade on Sunday with you and a few of the other former Apple Queens along with Cindy Hendrickson of Gloucester, Massachusetts.  Please share it with the other girls!
The sticker that Cindy holds is from Good Morning Gloucester, a popular blog that chronicles items of local interest.
Visit Gloucester at
Kind regards,
Brian Carlson