Actor Seth Rogen gives his opening statement before a Senate hearing on Alzheimer’s Research

Actor Seth Rogen gives his opening statement before a Senate hearing on Alzheimer’s Research. From C-SPAN3 coverage, watch the complete hearing here: #EndALZ


Rockport 1905 From Jim Clyde


Good Morning Joey!
I don’t know if this would be of any interest to your readers???
Normally I send you shots of me kilted up in Scotland but here’s a different
one…. I would love to know where this shot was taken on the beach in
Rockport around 1905 (I think it’s Front Beach?).  The lady is my
great-grandmother, Ida Marion (Grimes) Burkhard. The three kids (l to r),
are my grandfather, Marion Grimes Burkhard, Stanley Burkhard and Russell
Vietor Burkhard.  Ida’s parents were Marion Grimes and Lucy Foster Pool,
both of Rockport.  (Ida was a descendant of both John Pool and Richard
Tarr). Some old-timers might remember Stan Burkhard… he had demolished my
great-grandmother’s summer cottage on Thurston & North Streets on Bearskin
Neck around 1990 and built a new home on the same spot (at the tender age of
93!), and lived there until he died (there), at the age of 101!  Most people
at 93 don’t even buy green bananas.
Jim Clyde

There is another connection to Cape Ann/Gloucester with this photo… Marion
Grimes (Ida’s father), owned shares in at least three schooners out of
Gloucester in the herring fisheries and owned shares in a schooner built in
Essex called the “Marion Grimes”.  His two brothers, Alden Bradford Grimes
and Manley Grimes were both schooner “masters”.  Manley was lost with all
hands in 1869 on the “John W. Lowe” out of Gloucester in a blizzard off
Newfoundland.  His name is on the cenotaph on Gloucester harbor….Manley’s
grandson, Cal Grimes, was a police officer in Essex for many years.

Monarch Butterfly Explosion!

Monarch butterfly explosion ©Kim Smith 2014Monarch Butterfly Explosion!

I am back from Mexico and, although there for less than a week, there was much to take in. My most sincerest thanks to all our readers for your safe-travels well-wishes and kind thoughts!

The butterflies were dazzling and beautiful beyond imagination, but also very sad. This wondrous migration of the Monarchs, which has taken place for over a million years, is in serious peril. If changes are not made very soon, the migration will end. I’ll write more about my trip and the extraordinary scientist that I traveled with, Doctor Tom Emmel, this weekend after I am all caught up with design work and photography projects. Additionally, I interviewed Dr. Emmel at the top of the Sierra Chincua Monarch Colony, located in Michoacán at 10,000 feet above sea level, and will be bringing GMG readers the full interview!

The Gloucester High School Co-ed Varsity Cheerleaders are going to Regionals this Sunday

Hi Joey,

Could you please post the following. Thank you, Cristina Brancaleone

The Gloucester High School Co-ed Varsity Cheerleaders are going to Regionals this Sunday in Chelmsford. They have have worked so hard and have gotten first place at all their competitions this season. A huge thanks goes out to their coach Beth Costanzo for all her time and effort! Good luck Fishermen! Do you get it?

What to Understand Your Dreams?

Nancy Grace to lead Introduction to Dreams at Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church on March 16th (rescheduled from February)

March 16th, 2014 at 11:30am in the Sanctuary
Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
Corner of Middle and Church Street, on the green
Accessible Entrance at #10 Church Street
All are Welcome
Additional Information at

Using the language of symbol and metaphor, dreams paint pictures of our lives, and offer us guidance and creative inspiration. In this introductory gathering, we’ll learn a variety of techniques for making connections between dreams and waking-life circumstances, as well as how to talk about dreams with others, how to increase dream recall, keep a dream journal, and understand recurring dreams and nightmares.  Bring your questions and, if you’d like, a dream to share.

nancy graceNancy Grace began teaching about dreams in 1989, and has given presentations on dreams at retreat centers, churches, therapy centers, and colleges including Harvard, Northeastern, and Berklee College of Music. She has trained in group dream work processes with UU minister Jeremy Taylor, and with Montague Ullman, M.D.  She served for many years on the Board of Directors of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, and is a co-founder of the Cummington Community Dream Center in western Massachusetts, which has been meeting monthly for the past 10 years.

Hold on to your hats…It’s gonna be a good one. Dave Sag’s Blues Party 8-11 @ The Rhumb Line tonight. 2.27.2014

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We’re gonna throw you another curveball this week and present to you a swinging night of country music featuring the Depot Cafe All-Stars. Led by the inimitable J.B. Amero, who needs no introduction and who has never eaten  broccoli in his entire life.  Manly! This will be his first time leading us blues type guys by the nose. He’ll have you crying in your beer with his buttery, plaintive versions of the Great American Country Schongbook. He’s lassoed the great Dave Brown and David Mattacks to help with the proceedings. We’re gonna be spitting Metamucil between our teeth all night long. There’ll be a contest for the best mullet in town. You’ll be drinking through the straw that broke the camel’s back! Don’t miss it!


Gloucester, MA 01930

phone: 978-283-9732

GO SEE- FAME JR. At O’Maley Middle School Today Thursday Though Sunday



  O’Maley Innovation School Drama Club presents musical, “Fame Jr.”

The O’Maley Innovation School Performing Arts Department cordially invites members of the Cape Ann Community to attend this year’s musical production of “Fame Jr.” The six shows, performed by two different casts and over 80 talented actors, actresses, and crew members,  are scheduled on:

· Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

· Friday, February 28, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

· Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

· Friday, March 7, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

· Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

· Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $5.00 for students and seniors and $7.00 for adults.  All proceeds finance future productions. Questions about the performances?  Call 978-281-9850.



Poptart Karma

This mom knew exactly what she was doing here didn’t she?

No kid is gonna offer up that Pop Tart.  No frickin way.  The only obvious way out for this little youngster was to head out the door and away from the evil mommy.  Mom set her up for this faceplant pure and simple.

You don’t think next time big momma asks Parker to share she’s gonna have this facial etched in her brain?  Next time she ought to up her game and lay a minefield of mousetraps along her path to the way out for a little extra effect.

You can rest assured next time Mommy Dearest asks little Parker for a pop tart she is gonna be making a bee line to mommy before she gets the wire hanger treatment. Pavlov has nothing on this mother of the year candidate.

Tough love.  Tough love indeed.

Thursday February 27th 2014 Cape Ann Weather…

Marine Forecast…
Small Craft Advisory!
Gale Watch!
Thu: SW winds 5 to 10 kt…increasing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Scattered snow showers.

Thu Night: W winds 15 to 20 kt…increasing to 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Freezing spray.

Video Forecast…..

Thanks for viewing 🙂
Peter Lovasco




Community Stuff 2/27/14


March 2014

Thanks to the Friends of Seacoast the residents enjoyed their Valentine’s Day with beautiful décor, entertainment and a candy gift from Turtle Alley . The weekly concerts and the monthly dinner theater by professional entertainers were all well received.

The Friends of Seacoast enhance the resident’s lives at the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with hours of enjoyment by providing the finances needed for the special entertainment, supplies and community outings. Any and all donations to “The Friends of Seacoast” are gratefully accepted.

We are looking forward to many upcoming events with the support of the Friends of Seacoast including  a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with Irish Step Dancers, weekly Musical Entertainment, Dinner Theater with catered foods from local restaurants, Baby Farm Animal Visit by Barn Babies, Community Outings and more…

The Cape Ann Museum received a grant from “Mass Humanities” and has been offering Seacoast an on going program scheduled from September 2013 through June 2014 called  “The Power of Place”

This artistic expression project has included poetry, painting

A museum tour and art demonstrations within the Seacoast facility.

The next visit titled “Creative Exploration” is scheduled for March 20th.

The next Friends of Seacoast meeting is scheduled for

Tuesday March 11, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Alison Cox

Activities Director