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Bought my fourth #@stopandshop #cornedbeef #brisket today. It’s $1.47/lb with Flyer coupon. $2.47 without.
Easiest thing I’ve ever made. Crockpot.
Baby gold potatoes cut in half, a handful of baby carrots half an onion cut up on the bottom of the Crockpot. Then lay the brisket on top of that, add three cups of water, next sprinkle the seasoning packet on top. Close the lid. Set on low for eight hours. Come back in eight hours and plate it up. It’s ready! My daughter’s asked for seconds and thirds!
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Hello Friends, from the top of beautiful Cerro Pelon ❤️The Monarch migration has been extra beautiful this year. We rode horses up the mountain and then walked the rest of the way to this extraordinary location, a rocky precipice overlooking Zitacuaro. This is our amazing guide Arturo – you can’t access the mountain top without a guide. We are above the tree line looking down and Monarchs are swirling all around. @monarchs_in_mexico
My husband Tom and I returned from filming Monarchs in Mexico very late Monday night. The first day back was pasta making for Saint Joseph Day at the Groppos and spending time with our son Alex and granddaughter Charlotte. Yesterday and today I’ve been pouring through the footage to add to the film. I’ll write some posts about beautiful Mexico, the fantastic JM Butterfly B and B, and the magnificent Monarchs as soon as I have time to sort through the photos. It was an adventure of a lifetime!
I was most worried about torturing Tom and wasn’t entirely sure we would have uninterrupted internet access so he could work remotely, but he had the best time meeting new people, riding horses up the mountain, climbing Cerro Pelon, and practicing his Spanish!
***Disclaimer***Our original disclaimer is in place; however, we must address that this episode discusses a heavy topic and is not our light-hearted conversation. We discuss Addiction and our guests are very honest and open and we ask that you listen at your own discretion.
If you suffer from PTSD or Suicidal Tendencies, we ask that you listen at your own risk. If you are struggling with addiction you can call the National Drug Hotline 1-888-633-3239
(We apologize for some audio hiccups, unsure what happened, it was a few minutes in).
We sit down with Jackie Latham and Christian Maki of ‘The Sunrise Fund’ a Scholarship program with the goal to provide hope to individuals & families with financial assistance through a recovery scholarship. Fund will be used for sober living placement around New England. Jackie and Christian talk about how they started this, why they wanted to start this scholarship.
Christian discusses his road to recovery and how many times it took before he was able to maintain 7 years of sobriety.
Jackie and Christian discuss the inspiration for the fund (Jackie’s sister and Christian’s friend Jill) and share some stories about what it is like to have someone that is struggling with addiction, the effects on the family. (31 minute mark, especially).
They also talk about their upcoming ‘The Sunrise Fund Golf Tournament’ and they need donations/sponsors! They are looking for people for hole donations, gift certificates. Will you be that person?
We cannot thank Jackie and Christian for giving us the opportunity and thank you for your candor.
Special Thanks to Kristina Ribeiro for Opener.
Music by John Jerome “Friends Forever” Album John Jerome Copyright 2018
#thesunrisefund #hope #recovery #addiction #treatment #additctiontreatment #forjill #lightafterdarkness
Solarization – An exhibition of photographs by Gloucester artist Steve Howard will open in the Marguerite Pearson Room of the Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M) on Saturday, March 16th with an artist’s reception from 2 – 4 PM. The exhibition will be on view Saturday, March 16 – Thursday, March 28.
For more information on this and other exhibitions, please visit the RAA&M’s website at www.rockportartassn.org
12 Main Street, Rockport MA 01966
RAA&M March Hours: Open Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 5 PM.
Thursday at the Rheummie: Brian Templeton!!
Yes, he’s back with the same old gang (Billy Loosigian, Dave Mattacks, me) and ready to chase you back to whatever evil planet you came from. I love this band! 830 to 1130
40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
How did you do? Week one delved into the history of Cape Pond Ice. More than one player “had to call a friend”, Scott Memhard, owner of Cape Pond Ice and City Councilor. He kindly shared supplemental archival material included in this post. Stop here if you prefer to go back to see questions only from 3/10/19 Week One trivia questions
Continue to scroll for the answers.
1)In 1848 a blacksmith named Nathaniel R. Webster started a company by damming a local brook. What did the brook become known as? ANSWER. VETERANS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CAMPUS
2)What did Webster’s company become known as? ANSWER. CAPE POND ICE
3)Take a picture at the present day location of the company
4)Take a picture of the street named after him with a member in it. ANSWER. WEBSTER STREET
5)What is in place of the brook today? MATTOS FIELD- ABOVE = FRAT CLUB AND BELOW EVENTUALLY LEADS INTO LITTLE RIVER AT GOOD HARBOR BEACH
6)Take a picture at the location of the old dam with a member in front. ANSWER. THE SCHOOL
7)A competitor to Webster named Francis W. Homans in 1876 created a 32 acre man-made lake. What is the lake known as? ANSWER. FERNWOOD LAKE
8)Submit a screenshot of a map of the lake (Google Maps or Google Earth)
9)What year did the two companies merge? ANSWER. 1908
Courtesy photos below from Scott Memhard, Cape Pond Ice, Cape Ann Museum
Courtesy photo from David Collins-
“My grandfather, Millard Collins, Sr., worked for one of the ice houses for a while. He died in 1918 at age 29 in the Spanish Flu pandemic. At that time he was working for LePages’s and had taken a leave of absence to care for his brother, Jacob, who had contracted the flu first. Jacob died October 17, 1918, and my grandfather died October 28, 1918…”
“I’m enclosing a picture of my grandfather and his horse-drawn ice wagon. You can see the word “ICE” faintly written on the inside back of the wagon. The youngster atop the horse is my father, who was born in July,1912, so I date the picture to about 1913 or so.”
3/10/19 Week One trivia questions
I took a little side trip with Finn down to Islamorada in the Florida Keys before we meet up with the rest of the family up in Fort Meyers for some baseball. He wanted to hand feed the tarpon yesterday, but it turned out that the sharks were more interested in eating.
The Scollins-Warsi jazz duo is back at Feather & Wedge! With Kevin Scollins on guitar and Sahil Warsi on double bass, they will play from their extensive setlist including selections from the Great American Song Book, modern jazz, contemporary blues and R&B.
Reservations highly suggested! 978.999.5917
Thursday, March 14, 2019
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Feather & Wedge, 5 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966
For more information, click here.
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On Friday, March 15 at 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Cape Ann Museum invites the public to observe as curatorial staff survey rarely exhibited selections from its toy and doll collection on March 15. This will be the third in a series of four sessions designed to enrich visitors’ appreciation of the depth of the Museum’s holdings. Previously, antique quilts and works by the Folly Cove Designers were spotlighted.
This complete survey of the
institution’s holdings involves physically locating objects in the collection,
then measuring, assessing condition, photographing and repacking each item. It
is a chance to see the Museum’s collection of toys and dolls in close quarters
and gain a better understanding of the Museum’s vast collection. Highlights
from the Museum’s doll collection include European and American-made dolls…
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I recently saw an article in the Gloucester Daily Times that the owners of the Farm Bar and Grille had plans to open a new restaurant on the site of Vasa Waterfront Kitchen and Bar so it brought to mind that I hadn’t been at the Farm in a while. Yummy Blood Orange Margarita! Good luck Ryan Cox, Brad Atkinson and Noah Goldstein. Looking forward to riding over this bridge to visit the new place.