Electricity Update #4: Free Home Energy Assesment With Kevin From Next Step Living

So I’ve been totally obsessed with helping my mom save money and being more comfortable at home so this is the latest and I 100% recommend that you take advantage of this free program like my mom did.

If you don’t like saving money without any cost to you whatsoever then stop reading right now.

If you want to take advantage of awesome programs available to you right now for zero out of pocket then watch the video and sign up for your own energy efficiency assessment and get a ton of free lightbulbs, power strips, electronic thermostats that will turn down the heat at night or while you’re at work automatically, and efficient showerheads.

SIGN UP HERE-

My mom got-

Over thirty free lightbulbs that use 10 watts vs 65 watts, free energy efficient shower heads, power strips and a whole report detailing more steps she can take to save even more.  If you are planning to insulate your house and put in more efficient heating systems theres even more free stuff  and zero percent financing for more intense things.

All you have to do is sign up, in our case local guy Kevin Geisel comes out and goes over everything with you and replaces all the bulbs.  In my mom’s case she had over 30 flood light “cans” that were 65 watt bulbs that were replaced with bulbs that gave off the same amount of light but only draw 10 watts of power.

So SIMPLE MATH- FOR EVERY $65 SHE WAS SPENDING TO LIGHT HER HOUSE SHE’S NOW SPENDING $10

Also, if you’re afraid that they’re going to make you put in those weird looking squiggly lightbulbs- that’s just not the case.  YOU CANNOT TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE LIGHTBULBS THEY REPLACED WITH THE ONES THEY INSTALLED!

NO BRAINER CITY BABY!

If you’ve been following our energy conversation found here you read from Arthur Bevilacqua who pointed out that we are all, no matter what being assessed a close to 1 cent per kWh energy efficiency charge on every bill whether you take advantage of these programs or not and he added that we’re crazy not to take advantage of them.

Look on your current bill for yourself- you don’t have the option to opt out of the Energy Efficiency Charge but that charge that is on everyone’s bill is what is paying for programs like the one my mom took advantage of today, so it’s on you if you just feel like paying the Energy Efficiency Charge on your bill and not reap the rewards of it while others do.

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The lightbulbs that they used to replace the old ones- you cannot tell the difference except the new ones draw 10 watts of power instead of 65 watts.- Same amount of light coming out of them and same hue, not sterile white light.

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Here’s just some of the free stuff that was installed at my mom’s-

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Here’s The Cost and Here’s The Total Value-
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GloucesterCast 105 Featuring Kim Smith Nichole Schrafft and Toby Pett With Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 11/23/14

Topics Include: New GloucesterCast Subscriber Contest Number 2 Click Here To Subscribe and Enter- One Of The First Ten New Subscribers To The GloucesterCast Will Win a New Copy of Kim Smith’s Book Oh Garden Of Fresh Possibilities, A $35 Value, Winner Must Pick Up Book At the Dock and Will Be Announced On GloucesterCast 106, Kim Smith’s Monarch Film Trailer, Kim Smith’s Kickstarter Campaign For Her Monarch Film, Collin Keegan Science All Around Us, Tom Ellis, Nubar Alexanian, Last Week’s Podcast Subscriber T Shirt Winner Is Robert Lukach, Donna Ardizzoni Is Everywhere, Eating Like a Dock Worker, Passports Wine Dinner, Nichole Schrafft Let’s Down the Entire Readership and Baby Orphans Are Dying Because Of It, Paulie Walnuts Is Back (Surprise Surprise), Turducken, Big Green Egg, Nichole Schrafft, Chinese Food For Jewish People On Christmas, Mench On A Bench, Elf On The Shelf, When Do You Have Your Christmas/Hanukkah Shopping Done?, Trader Joe’s Amaretto, Trader Joe’s Frozen Fish Is Disgusting, Trout Is Like Poison, Detroit/Newark/Cincinnati, Energy Efficiency Discussion, Toby’s Gorton Review, The Food and Gift Emporium, Jessica Brand, Request For Nichole To Put Together A Children’s Gift Suggestion List, Grandpa Gave All the Cousin’s Hatchets When We Were 7 Years Old, Report On Finn’s Status After His Horrible Fall, Participation Awards and MVP Awards, The Game Ball,Happy Thanksgiving :)
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Niles Beach Sunset with the iPhone 6 Plus Camera

IMG_0934Pretty sky tonight however, the camera in the new 6 plus didn’t capture the striations in the setting sun. I’ll spend some time tomorrow getting to know the camera and am looking forward to trying out video, but at first glance, I am not that impressed with its loss of detail and graininess in low light conditions. I won’t be leaving home again anytime soon without my Fuji X-E1!IMG_0959

200 jobs coming to Gloucester

This article was on Bostonchannel.com on Sunday

 

GLOUCESTER, Mass. —An Illinois-based seafood processor is opening a facility in Gloucester that’s expected to bring 200 jobs to the city.

The Mazzetta Company has purchased a 65,000-square-foot plant in the Blackburn Industrial Park and plans to invest $10 million in the facility with the goal of opening next year. The 200 jobs will be full- and part-time.

The investments include modern processing machinery and an 8,000-square-foot tank house.

Highland Park, Illinois-based Mazzetta is an importer, processor and distributor of frozen seafood products to restaurants, retailers and the hospitality industry. The company has received tax incentives from the state and city.

Mayor Carolyn Kirk says Mazzetta realized that Gloucester offers “innovation, collaboration and an unrivaled environment for doing business on the ocean.”

Book Drive for Pathways for Children at Rocky Neck Cultural Center

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 21, 2014

CONTACT:
Suzanne Gilbert Lee
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director@rockyneckartcolony.org

FOR NEWSLETTER & FACEBOOK:

Pathways for Children Book Drive: Give the Gift of Literacy
Friday – Sundays, November 28 – December 18, 2014, 12-4pm
The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester.

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck is pleased to participate as a book drop-off site for the Pathways for Children Holiday Book Drive.
“Reading with children is one of the most important gifts we can give.  This holiday season, our goal is to give every child in our programs a new book. As you reflect on your favorite children’s or young adult books, please consider sharing it with one of the children in our programs – donate a new book or make a financial donation to our Holiday Book Drive.” Books for 2-5 year old children are most needed, as well as books appropriate for ages 0-18 yrs.  
Please donate only new books (no used books), no religious/holiday books, no adult books (age 18+). Classic children’s books are very welcome (Dr. Suess, Eric Carle, etc), and in multiple copies.
Book Donations can be made at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck and both Pathway for Children sites – 29 Emerson Ave, Gloucester and 292, Cabot St, Beverly – or make a financial contribution on-line.

BREAKING NEWS: Cape Ann Symphony Sunday Concert Sold Out – Tix for Saturday 11/29 Still Available

Don’t freak out — at least, not yet.  You can still get tickets for Saturday’s Cape Ann Symphony Concert right here.  You can also still get tickets for the reception on Sunday.  Get Reception Tickets here.  For all of you who really wanted to go to the Sunday concert but thought you could get tickets at the door, stop you’re bellyaching and just be grateful that you live in a community with a vibrant, growing cultural economy.  Oh, and next time you see a GMG post about a concert you might want to go to (like this post), get your tickets RIGHT THEN!  We ALWAYS put a link to tickets — always (see above for 2 examples).

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Henry Allen’s North Shore Folklore Theatre Company ~ After School Acting Program

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KIDS ACTING
PLAYWRITING
DIRECTING
THEATRE DESIGN
PROGRAMS for ages 4-13 starting THIS WEEK! Resister NOW.
Special holiday rate!! $225 per 6 week session! Sibling and MLCC Member
discounts apply!

Budding Artists, Mondays, choice of TWO 90 min sessions, 1:15 & 3:30
Ages 4-8
A.S.A.P. – After School Acting Program Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 Ages 9-13
The YouthArts Conservatory Lab is also enrolling, ages 14-21. First
session begins over holiday break!

“Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists!”

How great does this event sound!?

Free and Open to the public!

Anthony Amore, Director of Security of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum as well as their chief investigator of the 1990 art theft of priceless art pieces AND co-author of “Stealing Rembrandts”, will discuss “untold stories of notorious art heists” at the Harborlight-Stoneridge Montessori School.

243 Essex Street, Beverly

Friday, December 5th from 4:30-5:30.

Please RSVP to dlord@h-sms.org if you are planning to attend

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Community Stuff 11/23/14

Hi Joey C & GMG!

Many of Rockport’s Downtown shops will be extending their hours for Black Friday & Small Business Saturday!   Welcome in the holiday season by discovering the quality and variety of Rockport’s local retail shopping scene!  It’s a great way to find unique gifts for everyone on your list while enjoying the hospitality and warmth of independently owned neighborhood shops.

“Don’t shop the mall, shop small!”

For more information visit:  https://www.facebook.com/shoprockportma01966
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 Nov 21 at 2:13 PM

The Earliest Sunsets Are Not the Winter Solstice!

Late afternoon light through the trees Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2014Late October Eastern Point, Gloucester

The weatherman caught my attention this morning when he mentioned that in our region the earliest sunsets do not take place on the winter solstice (December 21st).

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Take heart fellow-lovers-of-sunlight, Gloucester’s earliest sunset of the year will be on December 14th, at 4:09 pm. We’re on the side of gaining late day light everyday thereafter!

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