There’s A Reason Harbor Cove Dental Was Voted #1 After Only One Year Open In Gloucester

It speaks volumes to be voted number 1 after only one year.  I mean, there are dentist practices that have been open for decades so to claim this honor you know you have to be doing something right.DSC01842

And when I tell you that these very words came out of both my daughters’ mouths “I can’t wait to go to the dentist.” 

I took a double take.  Say what?  A child that WANTS to go to the dentist?  What is this, bizzarro world where up is down and left is right?  

The staff is so unbelievably friendly. The equipment all brand new.  The chairs you sit in are heated AND offer massage elements.  The place is out of control over the top inviting and comfortable. 

Are you sold yet?  Well if not, how bout Free Teeth Whitening FOR LIFE? 

Uhmm, yeah, Dr Leif just posted that on the GMG Community Google+ group



The girls love their Dental Hygienist Amy so much they made her two rainbow loom bracelets!



Gloucester’s Feast of Saint Joseph Film Project Website Launch

Feast of Saint Joseph header for website ©Kim Smith 2014

You may recall that last year on Saint Joseph’s Day, as well as during the nine day novena leading up to the Feast, we began filming the community-wide project, Gloucester’s Feast of Saint Joseph.  My original hope was to have completed the doucmentary and release it to the community on Saint Joseph’s Day 2014. There are, however, several very important elements missing, and they can only be filmed during the days leading up to Saint Joseph’s Day. In lieu of presenting the finished film on St. Joseph’s Day, March 19th, 2014, we will instead be releasing a short 5-minute film trailer. Stay tuned for more details!

My most heartfelt thanks goes to all the families who have so far contributed to make this a very special film. If you would like to participate in creating Gloucester’s Feast of Saint Joseph ~ A Community Film Project, please contact the director, Kim Smith, at Much more is to come, with many wonderful surprises. Stay tuned for updates as filmmaking takes place during the Feast of San Giuseppe, 2014!

While editing over the past few months, I created Gloucester’s Feast of Saint Joseph  website to keep our community informed and updated about the film’s progress. Read more about Gloucester’s Feast of Saint Joseph, the Director’s Statement, follow our blog, and see snapshots from last year’s filming here:

Gloucester’s Feast of Saint Joseph ~ A Community Film Project


Music & Meditation with Laurie Ure and balladeer Gerry Ryan on 2/23/14

(MMM) featuring meditation leader Laurie Ure and balladeer Gerry Ryan at Gloucester UU Church, 02/23/14

Meditation and Music in a candle-lit setting
February 23rd, 2014 at 7:30pm
Meetinghouse, home of the Gloucester Unitarian Unitarian Church
Corner of Middle and Church Streets, on the green
Free-Will Offering and Everyone is Welcome
Social Gathering Afterwards with Light Refreshments


The Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church is pleased to announce the eighth in a monthly series called Music & Meditation in the Meetinghouse (MMM) that offers Cape Ann residents and visitors a unique combination of beautiful music and relaxing meditation.  It is held in the candle-lit sanctuary of the historic 1806 Meetinghouse, Gloucester’s oldest standing church.

The January event features meditation leader Laurie Ure and balladeer Gerry Ryan.  There will be a collation with light refreshments afterwards in the church’s Entrance House, giving participants the opportunity to meet the leaders and each other in a convivial atmosphere.  The Sanctuary is accessible for persons with disabilities via the side entrance at 10 Church Street. This is a non-religious event, a free-will offering is requested, and everyone is welcome.  Continue reading “Music & Meditation with Laurie Ure and balladeer Gerry Ryan on 2/23/14”

Spicy Italian Sausage Pepper and Onion Bow Tie Pasta


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Spicy Italian Sausage Pepper & Onion Bow Tie Pasta

I created this recipe one night while in the middle of making a batch of my homemade sausage. With a kitchen full of hungry family waiting to be fed, and 2 giant bowls of fixed sausage meat waiting to be stuffed into soaking casings, I decided to halt sausage production and feed the family. Using what I had on hand, I threw together this delicious pasta dish in less than 30 minutes and resumed production.  Although I may have used my own homemade sausage meat to create this recipe, it can easily be duplicated by using any “Sweet Italian” sausage meat. For those living close to Gloucester, I highly recommend buying Trupiano’s Italian Sausage sold at The Cave on Main Street. The Cave regularly carries Sweet Italian “Trupiano’s Italian Sausage”,  and Trupiano’s “Tomato Parsley & Cheese” variety can be specially pre-ordered by calling a few days in advanceClick see more for Joey approved recipe!


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Margi shows you how to SaveYour Back while Snow-Shoveling !

Margi writes in the third person:

Margi Green is a licensed and certified Neuromuscular Massage Therapist who loves to help people learn to use their body in more efficient, natural, and safer ways – while doing everyday activities.

She teaches ongoing individual and group classes in Gloucester, called ‘ Relax & Lengthen ‘. They consist of a combination of gentle stretching, postural lessons, and self-massage; all done with guided relaxation.

All together; they help to reduce existing muscular tension, and prevent further pain or injury.

Margi has studied with David Lynn ( ‘ Let-Go Yoga & Bodywork ‘ ); Ester Gokhale ( ‘ 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back’ ); and Paul St John ( Neuromuscular Therapy ), among others.

This being Margi’s first U-Tube video for Good Morning Gloucester; she said she hopes you enjoyed it and welcomes any and all feedback on it !

She teaches her group Relax & Lengthen Classes on Tues, Thurs, & Fri, at the 222 Arts & Wellness Center, Eastern Ave, Gloucester, or you can contact her for Individual Sessions.

You can find out further information and contact her by visiting her website: ; or emailing her at : .

Heart of Relay Party Postponed Until February 26th

Due to the threat of snow/rain mix, high winds and
the uncertainty of the winter storm,
the Relay For Life committee has decided to

Heart of Relay Party

previously scheduled for Thursday evening.

Please join usl

Wednesday, February 26
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Elks Club at Bass Rocks
101 Atlantic Road, Gloucester

Top 5 reasons to be there:

1.     Meet old and new Relay friends!

2.     Enjoy great food and drinks! (Soft drinks provided. Cash bar available)

3.     Chance to win a Cape Ann prize package!

4.     Share what the “Heart of Relay” means to you in our photo booth!

5.     Save lives by joining the 2014 Relay For Life of Cape Ann!

Sign Up TODAY!


•••WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY••• Monday Night February 17th 2014 Cape Ann Weather..

The NWS in Taunton has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for our area from 7am Tuesday to 7pm .. Hazard types heavy snow at times with reduced Visibilities to a half mile or less.. Calling for 3-5″ for Cape Ann with east winds 10-20 mph . Driving conditions expected to get treacherous after 1pm.

Ok that’s from the NWS .. My thoughts really are as follows : First off will have a east or south east wind that’s a warming wind direction that would make for a very wet wet snow ! Very hard to accumulate on roadways with east / south east winds and temps in mid 30’s.. With that being said it’s not impossible but unlikely .. I’m calling for 1-2″ perhaps 3″ worst case scenario . It’s also possible we mix or change to rain … Nothing to panic over / no strong winds or freeze ups .. Minor to very minor event .. West of Cape Ann say Beverly or Salem better chance at the 5″ amounts further away from the marine influence …
After this minor event we warm up into the upper 30’s perhaps 40’s with rains on Friday … Weekend looking good at this time but that could change .. Back to winter next Monday cold returns and train of snow storms as well .. Have a great Monday night ! See ya sum time on Tuesday … Thanks for reading …
Tue: SE winds 10 to 15 kt…becoming E 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Snow. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.

Tue Night: W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of snow. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.

Peter Lovasco