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Seed Starting Workshops with Backyard Growers

Cape Ann Community

2.26.19 Seed Starting Workshop (1)

Join us for our very first Gardener Education Workshops of the season! Learn to start your veggies and flowers from seed as the winter days turn to spring.

You can purchase tickets and RSVP here.

Offered on two dates this year for convenience!

$10 admission

FREE for Backyard Growers program participants

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GHS/O’Maley Spring Sports Registration Open

1. Register on FamilyID gloucester-public-schools-ma- athletics


2. Complete the Online Concussion Course and save the certificate of completion provided at the end.  Best to download that on to your FamilyID registration, or email it to blafata2@gloucesterschools. com

Link to concussion course: 61059/concussion-for-students

*If you completed the concussion course for a Fall 2018 or Winter 2018-19 sport, and the certificate is on file, you do not have to complete the course again until Fall of 2019.


3. All athletes must have documentation of an up to date physical within the past 12 months (it expires 13 months from the date of your last physical).  Best to download that on to your FamilyID registration or email it to blafata2@gloucesterschools. com

*If you provided an up to date physical for a Fall 2018 or Winter 2018-19 sport, and it is on file, then you do not have to resubmit it.


4. Check payable to Gloucester High School Athletics for your user fee



All student-athletes must have past season’s uniforms and user fees turned in to the Athletic Department or student-athletes will be held out of their respective sport.


Important Spring Sports Dates:

There will be a mandatory parent/student-athlete meeting on Monday March 4th, 6pm, at the GHS field house.  All student-athletes, and at least 1 parent/guardian, must attend this meeting.  This meeting will be run by your sports Varsity Coach, so all must be in attendance.

Parents/Student-Athlete Meeting: 6pm Monday March 4th

Registration Closes: Monday March 11th

All Sports Tryouts/Practices Begin: Monday March 18th


If you have any questions please contact me.


Thank you,


Bryan Lafata

Athletic Director

Gloucester High School

GloucesterCast 323 With Jim and Pat Dalpiaz, Cat Ryan, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 2/20/19


GloucesterCast 323 With Jim and Pat Dalpiaz, Cat Ryan, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 2/20/19


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Topics Include:

Dieting is not fun when your life revolves around food.

Favorite Olive Oil Challenge

Costco vs BJs

Passport photos and travel habits. What kind of traveler are you? Link to info re passport photos:

Last chance to see travel exhibition Once Upon a Contest – Cape Ann Reads at Cape Ann Museum (CAM)

Vacation week Programming at Sawyer Free and Cape Ann Art Haven and special offers at Cape Ann Lanes and Cape Ann Marina

Two Bald Eagles at Niles Pond

Hector The Black Vulture being seen at Niles Pond

Three Young Swans at Niles Pond

Plover Ordinance meeting recap from Kim Smith

Common Milkweed and Marsh Milkweed recognized as best for Monarch Butterflies

Super Moon Full Snow Moon

Adventureman update 21 marathons to go- Perspective- he’s trying to enjoy every bit of it, says he’ll be sad when he is done.


Last night’s moonrise over the Back Shore was spectacular. Click on the sequence above to see full size. I don’t know why the Moon has a “neck” in the middle photo, or what that reflective appearance is termed, but it was so interesting to see.

February’s Snow Moon was also a Super Moon. It was the the second of a trio of Super Moons taking place in 2019. The Super Snow Moon was also the largest of the three (closest to Earth). The third and final Super Moon of the year is taking place on March 21st.

Our Charlotte loves looking at the Moon, so when she popped up in bed at 5:30 in the morning and exclaimed Moon!, I bundled her up and off we went to see the Moon setting over the Harbor. I wrote last month that she loves looking up in the sky for the Moon, largely from reading her the story book Good Night, Moon, and now we are reading Buenos Noches, Luna, practicing for an upcoming trip to Mexico.


NASA: When a full moon appears at perigee (its closest point to Earth), it is slightly brighter and larger than a regular full moon—and that’s where we get a ‘supermoon.’ The phrase was coined in 1979.

Seaview Farms

When going to Seaview Farms in Rockport take a walk to the paddocks and visit these beautiful horse.  Brody is actually blind, but is very gentle.  Please make sure when visiting Brody you speak softly and put your hand out for Brody.  I love the horse that was staring at me.  Forget this horse’s name, but very friendly and so actually trying to come with Rick and I.


Forge this cutie’s name

Shop with a view

We snapped a wiper scraping snow off our car windshield. I headed downtown to Consumer Auto Parts, Whistle Stop Way, Gloucester, Mass. for replacements. They were happy to re-attach them if I ran into trouble which was nice to hear. I especially enjoyed the view of St. Ann’s framed through the window at nearly the approximate orientation of vistas depicted in Gloucester works by artist, Edward Hopper.

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interior view – Stocked and stacked and helpful

Organic Ghee!

Cape Ann Wellness

It’s that time again and YES we did make our FULL MOON GHEE! (Auspicious Ghee)

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC Organic Ghee! Was made yesterday and ready to pick up or be shipped, while supplies last!

Everything around us has an effect on something within us. The frequency of the moon affects the mind and influences our feelings, emotions, and desires. The practice of making Ghee on a full moon is considered auspicious because the moon is thought to influence “Soma” the source of nourishment, nectar, and bliss. Soma is a Sanskrit term which is derived from the root word “su” which means to energize, stimulate, expand and grow.

Think of Ghee as liquefied sunlight!
Ghee is the most refined end product of milk and one should consider using in place of butter. Because the milk solids have been removed, it has a higher smoking point than butter.

Through the lens…

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Wednesdays at The Rhumb Line ~ Bradley Royds hosts for the evening with Special Guest: Jake Pardee 7pm 2.20.2019

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, February 20 – 7pm
Your Guest Host: BRADLEY ROYDS!

photo by Sheila Roberts Orlando

Pictured here demonstrating unbelievably super-human brute strength, we see Bradley Royds
single-handedly preventing the collapse of an abandoned 4-story brick condo in Bar Do Abismo,
Portugal, where he has become a celebrated and worshipped folk hero. Odd, since he’s so
well-known for bringing DOWN the house wherever he performs. Lucky for us all, though, he’ll
be concentrating his amazing powers toward hosting this week’s Rhumb Line Wednesday
Extravaganza in my absence (I’ll be on a string of Orleans dates in California). Thank you,
almighty powerful Mr. Royds! Bradley’s musical guest this week will be the very talented and
popular Jake Pardee, a powerhouse in his own right (and write)!

Come and say hello to these products of a rare and special breed. Meanwhile, I’ll be looking forward to seeing all you
beautiful people next week. ~ Fly
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!

2/27 – Ed Daley




Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

GMGI Community Open House – Friday, February 22nd!

Cape Ann Community

Interested in learning what “GENOMICS” really means? Want to tour a state-of-the-art research institute, one that happens to be located in your hometown? If so, be sure to visit GMGI on Friday, February 22nd from 4p to 6p for their Community Open House! All are welcome.

Please reach out to Ashley Destino at with any questions.


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Nia classes on Cape Ann in February New Routine “Source” featuring the music of Lis Addison

Cape Ann Wellness


New Nia Routine-“Source”

This new routine from Nia headquarters focuses, no pun intended, on the movement of the eyes and how that movement directs the rest of the body especially the spine and head.  The music for the routine is from Lis Addison.

Lis Addison is an award winning and internationally recognized Composer, Vocalist, Keyboardist and Electronic Musician who creates and records music in her Singing Tree Studio. She specializes in electronic and world music designed to inspire, empower and support healing for the individual and the natural world.

Not sure what Nia is all about? Here is a video from founder, Debbie Rosas on Nia.

Nia cardio-dance workouts combine 52 simple moves with dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to get you fit in 60 minutes – body, mind, emotion, and spirit.
Nia is non-impact, practiced barefoot, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Nia classes are taught by…

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