Arts Abound would like to announce the winner of this great photo

Arts Abound located at 21 C Lexington Avenue, Magnolia Gloucester, MA would like to thank all who bought a raffle ticket for the this great photo during the last few weeks.

The talented photographer, Laurinda Butcher’s Egret photo captured this beautiful bird.   The proceeds of this raffle went to the Open Door, and the winner is Dr. Dorothy Ganick.  We are all happy Dorothy won.  She is a great friend to Arts Abound and to all she meets..  Congrats Dorothy.

The photographer Laurinda Butcher’s Egret photo winner was announced yesterday.  The proceeds of this raffle went to the Open Door.

When you need a great gift or something for yourself come in in a browse around.  The art is all from local artist.  Again Arts Abound thanks you for your support.  Remember to shop local.


I am taking orders for the limited edition “We Love YOu Too Snowy Owl” photo through Tuesday, April 16th. If you have not yet mailed your check, please email me at Thank you!

Lanes Cove Frozen Solid February 2015 Photo From Judy Wright

Hi again Joey,

I’ve attached another photo taken in Lanesville.  Lanes Cove is frozen solid and Ipswich bay has an icy covering.  You can see just a bit of unfrozen water on the top right.

Thanks for using my last photos.

Judy Wright


Erecting The 2014 Kent Circle Christmas Tree – photo from Anthony Marks

Hi Joey
Ringo Tarr and crew got got busy this weekend erecting the Kent
Circle Chstmas tree.
Best Anthony

Halloween at City Hall From Beth Costanzo

Halloween Bash at City Hall Last Night!
The Adventures of Scuba Jack and Kids Unlimited hosted the Halloween Party last night at City Hall.
Hundreds of goblins and ghouls had an amazing time being entertained by the haunting tunes of Leo Francis!  Also, Charlie the Balloon Man created amazing balloon sculptures for all who attended!  Many prizes and treats were given out all evening!!
Thank You!
Beth Costanzo
The Adventures of Scuba Jack

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Manchester Essex Vs. Georgetown Friday night

Lowell Peabody submits-

The Manchester Essex Hornets took on traditional Thanksgiving Day opponent Georgetown in a regular season game Friday night in Manchester. The Hornets came away with a strong 28-12 win and moved to 2-1 on the season (1-0 Cape Ann League) Below #12Captain and Senior Chris Dumont is caught by a Georgetown player in a touchdown saving grab. The Hornet defense swarms the Georgetown runner and holds them to a small gain. After a 36 yard touchdown run, Sophomore Chris Carr (#29) carries the ball in for a two point conversion. Junior Craig Carter Quarterback (#10) gets great pass protection and #52 (take my word for it) shows #7 what it takes to get ready for the program.


Revere Beach is Boston Stong

The first sandcastle (of over a dozen) is in process, as seen here last night, on Revere Beach. The National Sand Sculpting Festival runs Friday – Sunday July 19-21.

Photo © Kathy Chapman 2013


Grand Opening of Mary Rose Vintage Designs on Main Street


Hi Joey-

I think people may be interested in learning about a beautiful and interesting new shop named Mary Rose Vintage Design,located at 269 Main Street in Gloucester.

My son Evan ( his pictures) and I completely enjoyed ourselves at the grand opening this past Sunday.

Just step through the front door and you will instantly feel just how lovely the owner, Jackie Colussi (pictured here) is by the warmth and heart she has put into the design of her shop.

You will find that she certainly has a talent for finding unique objects with distinctive character.

Do yourself a favor and check it out!


Janet(Rice)and Evan(Shay)

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Photos from the Massachusetts Military Heroes Memorial on Boston Common


I’m sharing on behalf of Veterans Director, City of Gloucester that went to Boston for this event.

Melissa Cox

Ward 2, City Councillor



            Thought you might want to see these, from the common in Boston, over 33,000 flags were placed and they read off the names of those from the Commonwealth who were killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan (The parents of the young men who were killed read the names, it was really tough to get through). 

Bottom Picture from Left to Right,  Rich Barbato Director Office of Veteran Services City of Gloucester & Captain, 82nd Airborne Division, Iraq**Governor Patrick**Jeff DaSilva,U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division, Afghanistan





Community Photos 4/3/13

Portagee Hill photo by Anthony Marks

Portagee Hill


It was a beautiful Easter sunrise over Good Harbor beach!

From Lisa Jordan

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Hi Joey,

Some photos from our Easter Sunrise service at Bass Rocks yesterday morning.. It really was a beautiful morning!

Amanda Matczynski

Midnight Downtown Gloucester Snow Emergency Photo From Fred Bodin

Photo taken just now at 12 Midnight. As you can see, the Snow Emergency parking ban is working. Later, the streets will be scraped clean by our DPW. This will not be a big dumping of snow. I still have to drive home, but once I get to the Rockport line, the streets will be almost dry. That’s Rockport. 
On another topic, I just happen to have a CD playing of Jonathan Richmond and the Modern Lovers, which I talked about with Katy Downer and her friend at the bar at Seaport Grille October 15th, while shooting the transport of a section of the 460 feet tall wind turbine from barge to construction site, which is on on GMG. Kathy knew about this musician, which most folks do not. Here’s a link to get you started:
Truth is, I liked this guy’s music two decades ago and still do. "If you’re in love with Massachusetts, if you’re in love with Modern Music, turn your radio on." Only this guy could talk about riding on 128 and being in love with a shopping center.

Gloucester Sports Legend Frank Destino Photo From Tucker

Hey Joe,
As you may know, my uncle Frank Destino passed away last week. I found this old photo and I think that might be David Cox on the far right. He graduated with Frank and thought he might like this. Please forward to him….


Check out The Gloucester Daily Times Story About Frank By Sports Editor Nick Curcuru here-, Gloucester, MA

Remembering one of Gloucester’s greatest athletes, Frank Destino

By Nick Curcuru Sports Editor

Superior athlete, outstanding football skill, one of the best athletes to play at Gloucester High School, wonderful human being.

Those were just a few of the words used to describe Frank Destino, a former GHS standout in both football and baseball. Destino passed away last Thursday at the age of 77, but the legacy he left behind in Gloucester will not soon be forgotten.

the entire article here

Jessica Represents! from Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

Hi Joey,

Got to spend the past week sailing around the BVIs.  Almost caught a lobster, too.  Here’s some pictures of The Baths at Devil’s Bay, Virgin Gorda.  Time for a new sticker, I think.  This one is showing its age. 



Janet Rice Represents! In Iceland

Hi Joey-

I just returned from Iceland. I thought I would share their version of the Gloucester Fisherman Statue which, of course, it is a Viking Ship!

BTW-the new camera is awesome.



Janet bought the camera I just bought for my wife the Sony NEX-5N and is loving it