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GloucesterCast With Guests Kim Smith, Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 09/14/14

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Topics Include: Kim Smith, Toby Pett, Kim’s Eyewear,Studio Monday Night Football Promo, We Review The Gloucester Trip Advisor Top Ten Restaurants, Little Known Tip About Duckworth’s, Passports, Virgilio’s, George’s Coffee Shop, The Causeway, The Azorean, Café Bishco, Brighams, Beef and Bun, Sugar Mag’s, Topside Grille and Pub, Lobsta Land, Write In A Nice Review For Your Favorite Local Restaurants That You Feel deserve A Good Trip Advisor Rating, Willow Rest BLT, The Bottle Bill Discussion, Toby Really Wants Everyone To Know That He Recycles, Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Rape Culture, Cold Brewed Coffee, Bonavita Porcelain Pour Over Coffee Filter, New Method For Handling Press Releases, Christopher Anderson, Hye Tyde, John Hintlian, Saying Goodbye To Summer, Heated Mattress Pad May Be The Greatest Invention Ever.

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Is There A Solution?

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Come to Mup Up on Saturday at 9:30 at YUPO Gallery and Khan Studio & the GMG Gallery, 77 Rocky Neck Ave. to witness the solution to the Rubber Duck Hostage taking drama. The hostage takers have promised to return RD to Paul this weekend – let’s see if they are good to their word. Always fun, always good coffee, food, GMG peeps, fobs and passersby that we drag in to join us. The end is very near.

Forced Family Fun Fall Farm Tour

The last official day of summer marks the date for what we consider to be one of our favorite fall events. And when I say “we” I really just mean myself and the boys, because my husband isn’t necessarily fond of being on tour for the entire fall season. But, he does it….so, brownie points there.  This year’s Family Farm Day at Appleton Farm in Ipswich is happening on Sunday, September 21st from 10-3…oddly enough it may reach into the 80s.  Sadly, the Schraffts will most likely be no-shows this year due to an 11:30 hockey game…go figure.  But, you should all go!

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Our fall days at an assortment of farms continue to be some of my favorite memories with the boys. We are, and always will be, “summer people” but, that having been said, there is something about the crisp weather, the pick-your-own abundance of super yummy fruit, the music, the changing leaves….the cider donuts, etc. that gives me super warm fuzzies.  I am a stickler for tradition and there is something sentimental about the annual trip to each place that makes me happy.  I love seeing how much the boys have grown from autumn to autumn and see what parts of each farm draw them in each season.  My boys have also always been a bit obsessed with farm animals.  There are no fewer than 50 goats, cows, and pigs that could tell you tales about a Schrafft boy’s finger being shoved into places they don’t belong.  Primarily noses….but, there was that one time….   Bygones.

This year our Farm Tour will take a significant hit due to conflicting hockey schedules, but, we still have a few “must do” romps that I’m not willing to skip. Our favorite farm of all is Applecrest Farm in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire. First of all, I kind of like that it is a bit of a drive.  A little known secret is that I’m a wicked Sunday driver. Again, my husband may disagree that the ride is a bonus, and…if I’m being honest here…it did lead to quite a marital tiff one year. The words “remind me again what exactly is wrong with the apples that are 20 minutes away from home?” were uttered in traffic on the way home….and we may or may not have missed the first quarter of the Patriots game.  I digress. Applecrest is a fantastic destination and if you take the back roads, the drive is stunningly gorgeous.  If you check out their event calendar you may get lucky enough to catch their super cute “Story Book Hayrides” that are put on by the drama students of a local high school to help pay for their annual school trip. They also host car shows, a field plowing day, and other events in addition to the already excellent activities that can easily fill a whole day.  I’m a giant fan of the petting farm (small barnyard animals, peeps….seriously) and the excellent blue grass music.  The good eats don’t hurt either!  There’s also some good shopping to be done in their barn.  We always come home with some classroom snacks for the boys and some sinful treats for the house.

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We have lots of close runner-ups when it comes to local farms, but I’d rather hear yours!  So, with fall approaching, where do you and yours always head?  I’d really like to know!

 

 

Shooting The Eagle

Shooting The Eagle

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Thursday September 18th , 2014 Cape Ann Weather..

Marine Forecast :
Thu NW winds 5 to 10 kt…becoming N in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Thu Night N winds 5 to 10 kt…increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

Pod Cast Weather :

http://www.spreaker.com:80/episode/4978646

Hourly Forecast :

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Community Stuff 9/18/14

The Cave To Host Sicilian and Tuscan Wine Sampling For The Block Party-

On the cusp of the Sept. block party, and with Caffe Sicilia hosting a “Lil Italy”  fete in the west end, The Cave is hosting a free Italian wine & cheese tasting to complement the event. Thought I’d throw it out there. Sampling a Sicilian & Tuscan wine between 5-7. Hope to see you there.

Blessings,

Laura @ The Cave


 

Hi Joey,

I am helping the Lanesville Community Center with communications for its annual Lanesville Music Festival at the LCC next weekend, Sun. Sept 21st from 1pm-7:00pm.  I have attached a blurb & poster with the details – similar to last year – and would like to ask for your help including this event online in your posts/tweets for GoodMorningGloucester.  You helped post for us last year but I gave you a bit more notice.  So, whatever you have time to do this year again will be greatly appreciated by the LCC.

Thanks so much,

Osha Rose Saylor

 

The Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan Street in Gloucester, presents our 5th Annual Lanesville Music Festival on Sunday, Sept. 21, from 1:00 to 7:00 pm.

The Festival features 6 hours of great live music outdoors on the grounds from 1-7pm with some of the North Shore’s best musicians covering:  bluegrass, traditional and contemporary folk, Celtic, country and blues, classic rock, and reggae.  Here’s the line up:

1:00-1:30pm – Lisa Marie Blues Duo

1:45-2:15pm – Marblehead School of Music Ensemble

2:30-3:00pm – Tom Eaton & Pick 3

3:15-3:45pm – Orville Giddings

4:00-4:30pm – Quentin Callewaert & Ken Steiner

4:45-5:45pm – The Treehouse Charlatans

6:00-6:50pm – Alek Razdan & the A Train Orchestra

Great food and beverages will be sold by Smokin’ Jim’s BBQ with beer and wine on sale, as well as local crafts, health & wellness vendors,  and children’s activities.  Admission for the music festival is by donation.

Visit our website: www.lanesvillecommunitycenter.org for more information on the outdoor music lineup and times, as well as directions, parking information and our other upcoming events.

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Mary Rose Vintage Design Sale

Hi Joey,
I would like to announce that Mary Rose Vintage Design located at 269
Main street Gloucester will be having a 20% off all stock sale
beginning Wed September 17.  We have some lovely up-cycled furniture,
linens, local soaps and assorted vintage finds priced to sell.  The
sale extends through the end of October.


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Thursday September 18th at 7:30

Vicki Lindsay speaks about her experience in Mexico working for

Math for Peace, Inc.

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The Pigeon Cove Circle will hold its  monthly Pot Luck Dinner on Thursday, September 25th at 6:00 P.M. at the Pigeon Cove Circle, 6 Breakwater Avenue, Rockport, MA. All members and guests are welcome. Please bring a pot luck dish.

The Pigeon Cove Circle is a benevolent group which includes men and women throughout Cape Ann. The Circle holds fundraisers throughout the year to support the needs of the community  including a scholarship to a Cape Ann High School student, Day in Rockport for the Disabled Veterans, Families in Need just to mention a few. We are always accepting donations to benefit these causes.

We also rent out the Hall for functions at a reasonable price.  There is plenty of parking.

Contacts:

For More Information: Carolyn 978-546-7146

Function Hall Rental: Michelle 978-546-1195


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Saturday, September 27th – 9am to 2pm at the Gloucester High School parking lot: Docksiders Electronics and Appliance Recycle Day Fundraiser. Help the environment, help the Docksiders, and clear out your storage space at once! Recycle electronics such as computers, scanners, flat panel monitors, copiers at $5 each; large appliances such as washers, dryers, stoves, microwaves, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, air conditioners, exercise equipment, lawn mowers, small engine items, snow blowers, lawn mowers, etc. at $10 each. CRT (glass) computer monitors $10; TVs $10-30. The following will be recycled for NO FEE: cables, keyboards, cell phones, car batteries, sewing machines, and bicycles. Please contact Dennis Wood at 508-277-7513 or denwaynewood@yahoo.com with any questions.


The Roseway Was Relaunched At The Gloucester Marine Railway on Tuesday Evening.

Hi Joey,

Tuesday evening just before high tide the Roseway was launched at the Gloucester Marine Railway.   The Roseway will stay docked at GMR through Tuesday, then cross the harbor to Maritime Gloucester where she will pick up some students then head out to sea.   She is a beauty!   Here are some photos of the launch.

Mary Barker

Looking for Monarchs ~ Fall 2014 Monarch Migration Update

There have been many inquires in my inbox asking “where are the monarchs?” I’ve been checking in my garden and along the shoreline and haven’t seen any travelers as of yet however, we have reason to be hopeful that this year’s migration will be better than last year’s. Based on reports coming from the mid-west, the migration has begun and the numbers are higher than what was reported in September 2013 for that region.

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Look for Monarchs in your garden, and also in fields, meadows, and along the shore nectaring at native wildflowers, such as different species of goldenrods and asters.

Reminder ~ Screening of my documentary Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly and Lecture is this coming Saturday, September 20th, at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield. I hope to see you there! For details see recent GMG Post here.

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Dog Day September 14, 2014

Dog Day was on Sunday as well as Fish Box Derby and The Lone Gull 10 K race. Remember if you want to adopt a pet please go to the following link.

http://www.capeannanimalaid.org/

Here are a couple of photos from Dog Day

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James Merry: First Attacked tonight

EJ posted these shots in 2011. September 18, 1892 122 years ago. The death of James Merry by a three year old bull owned by Patrick Nugent in a field in Dogtown owned by Curtis.


James Merry was a fisher man back in days of yore
But he left the blue in ninety-two for the trade of matador
So he got a bull and he raised it up full
And he learned the corrida lore
Then he died like a toad on the Dogtown Road
Bleeding from a stomach gore

-by Shep Abbott

Wednesdays with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line ~ Special Guest: John Rockwell 9.17.2014

 

 

logo rlWednesday Only:
It’s comfort food night this week!
Homemade Meatloaf Dinner
w/mashed & mushroom gravy $9.95!

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Wednesday, September 17th
Special Guest:
JOHN ROCKWELL!

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It has been many months since I’ve been able to capture the
very busy and very popular John Rockwell as musical guest
on my weekly Rhumb Line show.  We’ll be making up for lost
time, no doubt.  Never fails to be an entertaining and hilarious
evening.  Welcome back, John! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Homemade Meatloaf Dinner
w/mashed & mushroom gravy $9.95!
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Upcoming…
Orville Giddings
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Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there!  :-) ~ Fly

 

 

Drying Sails

Drying Sails

 

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How Do You Feel About This “Time To Protect The Cod Habitat” Piece By North Shore Nature’s John Fleming?

Shared By North Shore Nature-

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Time to protect cod habitat

AS I SEE IT

By Roger Fleming

Will we be the last generation to enjoy cod in New England?
Since Colonial times, the Sacred Cod hanging in the Massachusetts Statehouse has been a “historic and continuing symbol of the commonwealth.” This regional mascot reminds us that New England was built on a foundation of fish.
Without drastic intervention to save the cod (and the habitat they need to thrive) our grandchildren might know the cod only as the wooden sculpture — and a testament to our greed and shortsightedness.
This summer, NOAA Fisheries released some shocking new data.
It appears that cod in the Gulf of Maine have declined to just 3 percent of what is needed for a healthy population (down from an already dismal 15 percent in 2011).
Worse yet, scientists found fewer juveniles, which means reproduction rates are crashing. Atlantic cod is headed toward “commercial extinction” in New England waters, as happened in Canada in the 1990s.
The decline of cod is the result of bad decisions by federal fisheries managers (under pressure from powerful fishing interests) that encouraged overfishing for decades and failed to protect the habitat cod need to thrive.
In 2012, the New England Fisheries Management Council recommended a significant quota cut for cod in a last-ditch effort to save the species.
This was met with outrage by the old-school groundfish industry. NOAA Fisheries, the federal agency who makes the final management decisions, tried to soften the blow — taking actions which were recently found illegal by a federal court.
The new science shows that even the 2012 catch reductions were too small to protect the remaining cod stock. More needs to be done.
Despite the scientific evidence, expect the dominant players in the fishery to launch a new-old campaign of outrage against the measures needed to save, and rebuild cod stocks. Their campaign will include familiar messages.
First, they will claim NOAA’s Science Center got the science wrong and that there are far more cod in the ocean than estimated — despite the fact fishermen have been unable to catch even the declining cod quotas in recent years.
They will try to blame other causes for the population decline, like ravenous hoards of seals and dogfish, and climate change, while not acknowledging the severe overfishing that took place for decades.
The industry will also call for more “flexibility” in the regulations that are needed to prevent overfishing and protect the habitat cod need to recover.
Finally, expect a request for more government money to bail them out. This year, U.S. taxpayers gave the New England groundfish industry $33 million.

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