Rockport

20 Apr 19
New England Nomad

Date Of Event: April 6, 2019 Location: Good Harbor Beach, Thatcher Rd, Gloucester, MA (about 45 mins northeast of Boston, MA or 1 hour and 30 minutes southeast of Concord, NH) Summary: 26 surfers entered the first Annual Lake Atlantic Invitational Surfing Competition. Websites: Lake Atlantic Invitational Gloucester Beach Info Hang ten!  Good Harbor Beach in […]

20 Apr 19
Arthritis With a Side of Sass

If you know me at all, you already know my love for the beach, specifically my happy place- Rockport. My family has been going to Rockport since before I can even remember. My parents and Aunt and Uncle have now retired there, and my kids are making their own special memories in what used to […]

20 Apr 19
Wilmington Apple

OBITUARY: Wentzell, a WHS alum and Vietnam War veteran, was a loving father and cherished grandmpa.

19 Apr 19
mejorandotuocio

  Need for Speed: Most Wanted is a 2005 open world racing video game developed by EA Canada and published by Electronic Arts. It is the ninth installment in the Need for Speed series. The game features street racing-oriented game play, with certain customization options from the Need for Speed: Underground series. The game is […]

19 Apr 19
Good Morning Gloucester

MassWildlife Earth Week Events   In celebration of Earth Week next week, MassWildlife will be holding a variety of events to which the public is invited. You are receiving this information because there is an event in your area. Thank you for helping us publicize these events. April 24 and May 1: Adult Learn to […]

19 Apr 19
Good Morning Gloucester

from Sandy Barry-  Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to run through Dogtown’s best trails and support  Cape Ann Trail Stewards! Sunday, May 19    9 AM Start 5 miles Parking at O’Maley Middle School, 32 Cherry Street, Gloucester, MA. Packet pick-up from 7-8:30 AM at the race start on Dogtown Road. Your entry earns you a […]

19 Apr 19
Plateau Daily News

Click HERE and vote for Highlands! USA Today’s 10 Best Readers Choice 2019 contest is underway and the category is “Favorite small town for shopping and antiquing.” Highlands is listed as one of the 20 contenders. Criteria includes eclectic boutiques, art galleries, antiques stores, and farmers markets. These 20 small towns with populations of less […]

19 Apr 19
CBFblog

By Marv Knox  Five congregations ravaged by Hurricane Harvey are taking new steps toward wholeness, thanks to the compassion and generosity of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship members. CBF representatives recently delivered checks totaling $165,000 to help the churches continue their rebuilding efforts in Harvey’s wake. The congregations—First Baptist Church of Holiday Beach in Rockport, Iglesia Casa […]

19 Apr 19
Good Morning Gloucester

Reserve Now: Easter Brunch at Feather and Wedge in Rockport There is no better way to celebrate Easter than with a special brunch at Feather & Wedge. Book your table soon. Space is limited! To reserve your table, call 978.999.5917. Preview menu here. Sunday, April 21, 2019 11 AM  – 5 PM Feather & Wedge, […]

18 Apr 19
JTCC News

New Board Chairman and Director Sponsorship with Sandy Spring Bank JTCC is pleased to announce that Dr. Peter Ackerman and The Honorable Rushern Baker, III have joined the Board of Directors, with Dr. Ackerman assuming the role of Board Chairman. Peter Ackerman is a passionate player and visits JTCC four to five times a week, […]

18 Apr 19
Fort Bragg Advocate-News
Two Texas women with a group called Special K-9s Search and Recovery traveled to California last week to once again look for the remains of missing people in the area. The group stopped in Fort Bragg for a few days to search specifically for Kathy LaMadrid, a woman who went missing on Dec. 17, 2004. She was last seen walking across the Noyo Bridge. According to namus.gov, an online database where the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office enters missing persons cases, 28 people are listed as missing in Mendocino County. Seven, a quarter of the total listed, went missing from Fort Bragg, one from Mendocino, two from Elk, two from Albion, one from Point Arena. The rest were reported missing from Redwood Valley, Rockport, Ukiah, Navarro, Willits, Covelo and Laytonville. Fort Bragg resident Kristi Krebs was 23 years old at the time of her disappearance. She was last seen leaving her place of employment, Round Table Pizza in Fort Bragg, on Aug. 9, 1993. She was wearing a royal blue shirt with the company’s name on it at the time. Her vehicle was found abandoned shortly after at the Mendocino Woodlands Campground — her underwear, wallet and driver’s license were found inside. Dylan LaMadrid, Kathy LaMadrid’s wife, said last week “What I’m hoping for is to just ask the public once again, would someone who knows where she is please, please call me.” LaMadrid led the Special K-9s team during their trip, taking them to several locations to look for Kathy and multiple other people. She’s been active in search and recovery since the disappearance, volunteering on countless searches for missing people throughout the area. She’s also looking for information about a wood chipper that was purchased from an individual within a year or two of when Kathy went missing. “A wood chipper was purchased from a private property owner in the Fort Bragg area. I’m looking for the person who bought it. It was a private sale, probably off craigslist. One way or another, a wood chipper disappeared and I’m looking for it,” said LaMadrid on Wednesday. “I don’t want to say too much but it is regarding Kathy’s case. If the person who purchased it could just call me I’d appreciate it greatly.” The team Ja’Na Bickel and Tracey Jones train their own dogs and have recently opened a school to start training others. The pair has been to California several times looking for missing people, about four times to Fort Bragg. They say their dogs are capable of detecting human remains on land, in water and even in ash. The organization they belong to operates on a completely volunteer basis and they travel the nation to offer up the skills of their dogs in missing person cases. Bickel, Jones and LaMadrid were going to make several other stops throughout Northern California, looking for missing people in the Woodland and Hayward areas as well. “Since it’s so far away, we try and look for as many people as we can while we’re here. Or at least, maybe a lot of different places for one person,” said Bickel. “If someone does know anything … these people need to come home, you know? And the families need closure. That’s why we do this. Closure for the families. And a lot of times we help them out with the police. Some of the time, we are the family’s last resort and we always tell them, all we can do is try. And we will try. We will try as long as they want us to.” The Special K-9s Search and Recovery team has worked with agencies across the nation, including the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Coast Guard, the Peace Corps and countless police departments and sheriff’s offices. The dogs Bickel is the handler of Rami, an 8-year-old Belgian Malinois who began his training at about 6 months old. His breed is well-known for being hard-working and athletic. In the hands of an experienced dog person, they can be a powerful tool, often used in police work and other intense K-9 jobs. Jones handles Hannah, a 3-year-old Golden Retriever. They participate regularly in field trial competitions. The dogs are trained to locate and alert on the scent of human decomposition: tissue, blood, bones, and will not alert on animal remains. “Without the dogs, this wouldn’t be possible. It’s all about what they can do, what their noses can do, especially after all this time. We’re just the drivers,” said Bickel. “To the dogs, it’s a game. I hate to say that, because to us humans it’s not a game, but as long as they think it’s fun, and as long as they’re with us, they wake up in the morning ready and excited to go to work.” The missing The most recent case in the county is that of Loral “Eddie” Pratt Ryan. He went missing from Albion on Sept. 1, 2018. He was last seen when he was dropped off at the Albion Store with plans of heading to Fort Bragg. The oldest case listed is from 1974 when 18-year-old Stephen Packard went missing from Westport. He was travelling along the California coast with a final destination of Spokane, Washington. Packard called his family on June 10, 1974, from Stinson Beach. On June 20 a travelers check in Packard’s name was cashed at a store in Westport. He hasn’t been heard from since then. Asha Kreimer, reported missing Sept. 21, 2015 from Point Arena, was originally from Australia but living in Albion with her boyfriend at the time. On the day of her disappearance, she had been driving along the coast with her boyfriend and a friend visiting from Australia. While stopped at Rollerville Cafe in Point Arena she excused herself to use the bathroom and was never seen again. A recent inland case is that of Khadijah Britton. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office said they were contacted in early February 2018 about Britton and the initial investigation revealed she had possibly been kidnapped several days before from a friend’s house in Covelo. Witnesses told deputies that Negie Fallis, Britton’s boyfriend, arrived at the location armed with what appeared to be a small derringer pistol. He then allegedly demanded she exit the residence and speak with him. When she did there was a physical altercation and they both entered a black Mercedes sedan and left. Her family has not heard from her since. On New Years Day 2008 Michele Schlick-Harris, of Fort Bragg, was reported missing. She had last been seen the day before when she left to walk her dog and never returned. She was driving a 1999 blue Volkswagen Bug with no license plates — the vehicle was later located unoccupied in Caspar. Anyone with any information about a missing persons case is asked to contact the proper authorities. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office can be reached at 707-964-6308. Anyone with information pertaining to the case of Kathy LaMadrid is asked to first call 916-267-7877.      
18 Apr 19
Monochromia

This window looks out over Rockport Harbor. It is at the very top of Motif #1 and is the office hangout of a good friend of mine. It’s an amazing treasure trove of interesting artifacts.

18 Apr 19
Catholic Community of Gloucester & Rockport

Holy Week & Easter Schedule 2019 This Week’s Message Who Am I? By Pope Francis This week begins with the festive procession of palms when the entire people welcomes Jesus. Even the children and young people sing, praising Jesus. But this week continues with the mystery of Jesus’s passion, death, and resurrection. When we listen […]

17 Apr 19
Enjoying The GoodLife

It’s time for that dreaded job – wash the RV. I started yesterday scrubbing the roof with a bucket, dawn dish soap, a long handled scrub brush and a garden hose. Finished scrubbing the roof and one of the 3 slideout roofs. I climbed down the ladder and found Jane flushing her eye. She had […]