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GloucesterCast 99 With Legendary Comedian Gallagher and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 10/21/14

Famous Comedian Gallagher Stops By To Talk About His Show At The Larcom Theater October 25, 2014. Lots of fun in our interview.

For Tickets:

Anyone that buys a ticket from this point on gets a free Gallagher Shirt at the Larcom and Gallagher said he would be signing them.

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GloucesterCast 98 With Craig, Kim, Sista Felicia and Toby Taped 10/19/14


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The Not-So-Great Pumpkin Caper

So, this is how we roll in my house.  It may have started when my husband and I were first dating and he instituted the “you pack it, you carry it” rule.  We’d take off for week-long vacations and he would chuck a couple of bathing suits, a tooth brush, a few t-shirts, and a pair of shorts into a carry-on while running out the door on the way to the airport…and I’d pack a large suitcase, a couple of carry-ons, and a camera.  He’d then breeze through the airport while I tugged and lugged.  He’s not completely barbaric.  Eventually he’d help lug and tug….but, certainly not without an “I told you so” and a dissertation on proper packing. By Day #6 of each vacation I would usually have to confess that I hadn’t worn at least 3/4 of what I had packed.

But, I digress.

Pumpkins.   Because I’m the meanest mother in the world, the Pumpkin Diaries went down like this….“Sure boys, you can pick out pumpkins, but you are responsible for carrying them all the way home.”

I’m not completely barbaric. That mandate was in response to the fact that I was already carrying a bag stuffed with 2 water bottles, 2 sweatshirts, a 1/2 eaten carmel apple, a tray of brownies they had won while playing a game downtown, a camera, 2 baseball hats that they simply could not wear, 2 pair of sunglasses that “weren’t the right ones”, and much, much (much) more.  I also told them that we would be getting pumpkins from a farm later.  But…they are fans of instant gratification and had to have pumpkins right then and there.

So, knowing full well that I rarely back down, the boys proceeded to pick out their pumpkins…hence sealing their fate.

Let the games begin.  You can only imagine the eye rolling that took place while I photographed the odyssey home.

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Local Colors artist Cooperative Will Be Celebrating 25 Years This saturday!

COME CELEBRATE with the artists of Local Colors Artists’ Cooperative our 25th anniversary on Main Street – Saturday, October 25th from 6 to 8 pm. Included will be all new original artwork, live music, refreshments and a raffle to benefit the Cape Ann Animal Aid. The raffle item is a stained glass nautilus piece donated by original founding member Donna Amero. All new artwork is on display from October 18 through November 7. The seventeen current artists invite the public and all former artists to come help them celebrate! 121 Main St. Gloucester, MA.


Nancy Goodman Takes Home $1000 For Her Youth Employment Program At GHS

Last night Awesome Gloucester gave Nancy Goodman $1000 for her pilot youth employment program at Gloucester High.


See attached press release & images.  This idea is awesome because it will give kids real world experience while giving local businesses a chance to conduct on site extended “interviews” risk free.  And –  the kids are paid in Gloucester gift certificates – so the $$ go back into our local economy!

Win – win – win :)

The Awesome Gloucester trustees all expressed how proud and grateful they are be able to support the local community in this way.  They also highlighted the need for continued community involvement saying, “Pitch us your ideas, we can’t give money away without them!”

Learn more about Awesome Gloucester & how you can “pitch” at

Awesome Gloucester is a group of local folks who contribute $50 of their own hard earned cash each month to fund ideas they think will make Gloucester more awesome – no strings attached.


Wednesday Oct 22 , 2014 Cape Ann Weather…

Marine Forecast :
Gale Warning !
Today NE winds 15 to 20 kt…increasing to 20 to 25 kt this afternoon. Gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of showers this morning. Showers likely this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 nm…decreasing to 1 nm or less this afternoon.
Tonight NE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 40 kt… Diminishing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 7 to 10 ft. Patchy fog. Showers. Vsby 1 nm or less.

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GloucesterCast 99 With Legendary Comedian Gallagher and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 10/21/14


GloucesterCast 99 With Legendary Comedian Gallagher and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 10/21/14

Famous Comedian Gallagher Stops By To Talk About His Show At The Larcom Theater October 25, 2014.  Lots of fun in our interview.

For Tickets:

Anyone that buys a ticket from this point on gets a free Gallagher Shirt at the Larcom and Gallagher said he would be signing them.





Community Stuff 10/22/14


What’s Happening at GHS 10/22/14

Our Scheduled Common Application Workshop will be taking place on October 23rd, this Thursday. If students have any questions or concerns about the completion or submission of the application then this is the perfect time to get all of your questions answered and your common application completed. We will begin promptly at 2:15 in the Guidance Office, and we will be available until the process is completed. Please remind your seniors that we are available and it is a great way to check the application process off their list!

The ACT will be offered at GHS , this Saturday, October 25, for any students who have registered. Please remember to bring pencils, a snack, calculator, ID and admission ticket. Please be well rested and ready to produce some college admissions work!

The registration deadline for the December 6 SAT is November 6, 2014, so if your student would like to take the SAT then please register for this test at
The registration deadline for the November 8 test has passed however the late registration is still available until October 28 for an additional late fee.

MCAS English and Math retests will be given at GHS on November 5 and November 12, respectively. If your child will be taking these required tests for their graduation requirements please ensure they are present in school at this time.

Please return all Biographical verification forms which were distributed with the Progress Reports to

Mrs. Andrewes in the Dean of Student’s office as soon as possible and if your student has misplaced their copy please ask them to stop by the Dean’s office for another copy.

The Nurse’s office is still missing over one hundred Blue Student Health and Emergency Forms so if you can find it at home please return to the Nurse’s office as soon as possible so we may have updated medical information for your students in the case of an emergency.

Upcoming Dates of Interest

First Term Ends Thursday, November 6,
Report Cards Mailed Home, Wednesday, November 12
Sawyer Medal Night   Wednesday November 12,
MEFA Financial Aid Night Thursday November 20

Guidance Department 978-281-9874
– Option #8


To Learn more or Register go to :


ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH will be presenting Godspell, Jr. on November 14th – 16th.  Co-directed by St. John’s staff members Jay DiPrima (director of youth ministry) and Mark Nelson (Music Director), the cast features a group of young talented performers from Gloucester, Rockport and Manchester.
Based on The Gospel According to St. Matthew, the musical uses major episodes in the life of Jesus – including his baptism, the Last Supper, his arrest and crucifixion – to explore important ideas like compassion, love, forgiveness and sacrifice for the greater good. The show draws on various theatrical traditions and musical styles, including pantomime, charades, acrobatics, vaudeville, folk and rock to create a unique reflection on the parables of Jesus.
The role of Jesus (and assistant director) will be played by Jack Favazza whose performances are well known in Gloucester and at the North Shore Music Theatre. The double role of John the Baptist/Judas will be played by Tess Burnham whose talents have also been displayed at the stages of O’Maley, GHS and currently Bishop Fenwick. Both Jack and Tess perform a number of solo songs as well as a powerhouse duet (All for the Best). The other thespians share both soloist and ensemble roles – Cara Stockman (Day by Day), Hanna Conlon (Learn Your Lessons Well), Gabrielle Cros (All Good Gifts), Jillian Osmond (Oh Bless the Lord my Soul) and Kaylee Parker. Choreographed by Carson afklinteberg, the dances reflect a joyful and upbeat story theatre approach.
All tickets ($10.00) can be purchased or reserved by e-mailing or calling Betsy Levick, Parish Administrator – or 978 – 283 – 1708 ext. 14. Tickets can also be purchased at the door twenty minutes before each performance.
(All proceeds will be used exclusively for future children and youth programs)
All performances will be held in the beautiful sanctuary of St. John’s Episcopal Church at 48 Middle St, Gloucester, MA.  Parking is available in our lot at 33 Washington St.
Show times and dates:
Friday, Nov 14th – 7pm
Saturday, Nov. 15th – 7pm
Sunday, November 16th – 3pm

Godspell JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI) and its collection of musicals for younger performers.

Joey —

Chorus North Shore is hosting a family event to raise funds for our upcoming holiday concert. Many of our singers are from Gloucester and Rockport and we’d love to see our friends and neighbors there.  We’d appreciate it if you could post this notice.

Chrous North shore

Cape Ann TV with Henry Cooper

Henry Cooper ©Kim Smith 2014A tremendous turnout today for Henry Cooper’s presentation on Adobe Premiere!

Marty Luster, James Eaves, Lisa Griffiths (That Nutty Redhead), John Grant, Kathy Chapman, and Charlie Caroll were just some of the guests attending Henry’s well-presented and well-attended tutorial. Henry comes from a background of using Final Cut, Avid, and Adobe, which made his take especially informative and interesting on the (mostly) pros of using Adobe Premiere.

I’d love to hear from our readers on their experience with different editing programs, and why they chose the system they most frequently work with.

Cape Ann TV ©Kim Smith 2014Lisa Smith, Wally, Lisa Griffiths, and John Grant

Motif No. 1 Day from Henry Cooper

Wednesdays with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line ~ This weeks guest is Rocky Kramm 8-11pm


This Wednesday Only:
Fresh Baked Haddock $10.95!

Wednesday, October 22nd
Special Guest:


ROCKY: A brilliant player, singer and arranger!  Also, quite
hilarious.  Let’s have fun with him this week! ~ Fly

Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Fresh Baked Haddock $10.95!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Fozzie Hill


Andy Pratt

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Looking forward……to seeing you there!  :-) ~ Fly

Joey C Live w/ Comedian Gallagher In Sista Felicia’s Kitchen


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Comedian Gallagher gives ” Grandma Felicia’s Apple Spice Cake a ” Two Thumbs Up”.. Recipe featured In my cookbook ” Gifts of Gold”

Bring on the Rain – I Know Where I’m Going


I considered posting a gloomy photo of rain running down a window pane. That could be depressing and sappy, but it’s not my style. When rain and storms block in the way, don’t slow down, stay the course. Move forward to where you want to go. During a rainy Gloucester Schooner Race, Captain Steve Douglass looks ahead, consults his charts, and sees beyond the rain. I do not look at the rain dripping down the glass, but rather navigate as Captain Douglass does: Carry on toward your destination. I welcome the impending rain.

Love this idea

What a great idea, they should bring the goats out to Ten Pound Island to eat the poison ivy.  Goats love poison ivy. To read please follow the link below from the Gloucester Daily Times.

Tuesday October 21, 2014 Cape Ann Weather…

Marine Forecast:
Small Craft Advisory :
Today SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt this afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers this morning… Then showers likely with a slight chance of tstms this afternoon. Some tstms may produce heavy rainfall this afternoon with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tonight E winds 5 to 10 kt…becoming NE 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.

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Community Stuff 10/21/14

Gallagher’s Farewell Tour visits Beverly’s Larcom Theater on October 25th

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M.E. Productions presents comedian Gallagher for the last time at the Larcom Theatre.
“Rolling Stone Magazine” calls the famous watermelon smasher, “One of the greatest comics of all time.”
He pioneered the television stand-up comedy special, racking up 14 Showtime specials during the height of his career in the 80s.  Gallagher also captured headlines as a candidate for governor in the freewheeling 2003 California recall election. In one of his campaign appearances, he lamented the state of the nation’s collective IQ. “Don’t you wish there were a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence?” he asked. “There’s one marked ‘brightness,’ but it doesn’t work.”
Gallagher’s stage show has evolved over the years, and he now interacts more with his audiences. People from the crowd are often invited up on stage to share in the fun.  One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is Gallagher’s reputation as an audience-friendly performer who genuinely enjoys his gigs.  He always takes extra time to sign autographs and pose for pictures with every fan in theater lobbies before and after performing.
Tickets to see Gallagher’s Farwell Tour are $29, $39, and $44.  For tickets and more information visit  or call 978-525-9093.

Parents of USTA Juniors Invited to Strategy Session with Hall of Fame Tennis Coach

This week, Nick Bollettieri—professional tennis’s outspoken, passionate, fearless and inspirational coach—will visit the Manchester Athletic Club’s MAC Tennis Program, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Regional Training Center of New England.

On Thursday, October 23, Bollettieri will host a parent session at Manchester Athletic Club’s tennis facility at 6:30pm. The session is free and open to all parents of USTA New England tournament players. Space is limited to the first 60 parents who call for a reservation.

During his annual visit to the club whose tennis program he helped design 12 years ago, Bollettieri will also give private and group lessons, as well as host a 10-and-under Green and Orange Ball Day on Saturday, October 24, from 12:00-2:30pm, and High Performance Tennis Academy Days on Saturday from 2-5pm and Sunday, October 25, from 9am-12pm.
Bollettieri recently received the highest honor in tennis when he was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island, earlier this year. He has coached ten #1 players in the world including Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Martina Hingis, Jelena Jankovic, Marcelo Rios, Monica Seles, Maria Sharapova, and Venus and Serena Williams—as well as the current #6 player in the world, Kei Nishikori..

“Our affiliation with Nick gives us some high-level opportunities, said Todd Carpenter, Director of Tennis at Manchester Athletic Club. We’re fortunate to be able to extend this invitation to our tennis members, as well as the USTA junior community and their parents.
For additional information on Nick Bollettieri’s parent session and other weekend activities, contact Todd Carpenter, Director of Tennis, at Manchester Athletic Club: 978-526-8900 ext. 238 or
Manchester Athletic Club is located in Manchester by-the-Sea, MA, and is the only USTA Training Center in New England and only one of 12 USTA Regional Training Centers in the country. MAC is also home to New England’s professional tennis team, The Boston Lobsters.

Nick Bollettieri, Hall of Fame tennis coach, with Sasha Wood, an up-and-comer from Topsfield, at the Manchester Athletic Club

Cape Ann TV (, a regional non-profit local access television station that serves all of Cape Ann, is pleased to announce the next learning experience in the popular “Lunch & Learn” series – Getting Started with Abode Premiere to be held on October 21, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at Cape Ann TV (38 Blackburn Center, Gloucester MA 01930).

Seating for this event has filled up fast, but there are still 6 seats available. (RSVP: Lunch & Learn events are reserved on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Here to guide us through the basics is Henry Cooper. Henry has a Graduate Certificate in Digital Video from Northeastern University and has worked as a Production Assistant with Rockport Music for 3 years.  He has a wonderful and informative presentation to help us navigate through getting started with Adobe Premiere. Questions are welcome during the presentation.

About Cape Ann TV: Cape Ann TV is a non-profit, member-based organization dedicated to the Cape Ann Community. Cape Ann TV is an important community resource that gives everyone a voice. We strive to produce programming and educational content for the community, by the community.

A catered lunch will be provided by Wally’s Blackburn Bistro.

Hi Friends,
LaVoce di New York wrote a lovely piece about my current exhibition in NYC:
And below is an invitation to a roundtable discussion at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute in conjunction with this exhibition.
A presto,
Paul Cary Goldberg

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