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GloucesterCast With Gloucester Daily Times Editor Ray Lamont and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 4/23/14


Topics Include: Gloucester MA, 01930, Gloucester Daily Times Going To A Subscription Based Model For Online Access, What You Get From Local Newspapers That you Don’t Get Anywhere Else, Why A Subscription Based Model For Content Is Necessary

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GloucesterCast With Lowell Peabody, Kim Smith and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 4/22/14


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Topics Include: Gloucester MA, 01930, Happy Earth Day, Lowell Peabody, Kim Smith, 2014 UU Church Citizenship Award Winners- Donna Ardizzoni, Jim Flint, Martin Krugman, John McElhenny, Barry McKay, Joe Novello, Linn Parisi, Maggie Rosa, Terry Sands, Ann Straccia and her rescue beagle Ellie, Gloucester Strong Day At The Hive, Patti Amaral, Rose LoPiccolo, Dog Off Leash Article In GDT, James Niedzinski, Pot Farm In Essex, Arianna MacNeill, Over/Under Time Before Pot Farm Gets Approved, Over/Under Time Before Pot Dispensary Gets Opened, Phantom Illness, iPad vs iPad mini, Monoprice IPS Monitor A Tremendous Value, Petit Robert, The Franklin Lamb Chops, Grilled Brussel Sprouts, La casa de Luis, Montreal Spicy Steak Seasoning, Kim Smith PSwallowtail Movie In Lowell Eco Movie Festival, Palazolas Sporting Goods Baseball Cap Collection, Kim’s Daughter Liv Fair Weather Bostonian, Kim Does Not Know What Year Her Daughter Graduated, Liv’s New Blog,

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GloucesterCast With Toby Pett and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 4/19/14


 

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Topics Include: Gloucester MA, 01930, What up Homie?,  Jim Casey, Lighten Up Francis, Toby Pett, Chamber License Plate, Bringing GMG Back Old School, Passports Wine Dinner, Killer Cheeses, Sidewalk Sweeping Day, Carry In/ Carry Out, Patti Amaral, 40 Barrels?, Masspirg, Effort To Get 5 Cent Deposit On Water and Juice Bottles, Big Mike’s Bikes, Getting Around Gloucester Via Bike and Water Taxi, Toby’s List of the Best Bartenders In Gloucester, Stoli O Tonic, Lime Shortage, Gene Silviera, Erika Baert, Ellen Tasker, Molly Marks, Halibut Point, Jack Muniz, Jamie Verga, Lobsta Land
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Great way to spend an afternoon

April 21, 2014 What a day

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Aging in Places with Marian Leah Knapp

MLK talk 04-27-14

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Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Special Guest: John Rockwell 8-11 April 23, 2014

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Wednesdays Only:
Surf & Turf
Steak Tips w/garlic shrimp skewer, $12.95!

Wednesday, April 23rd
Special Guest: 
JOHN ROCKWELL!

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He has it all… great voice, great material, an excellent
entertainer, plus, well… he’s just so damn handsome!  Ya
gotta love him.  John Rockwell this week.  Big fun! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Tenderloin Tips over Salad, $10.95 (while they last)
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ new wine menu!
Upcoming…
4/30 – Toni Ann

5/7 – Sasquatch

Coming soon…
Jon Butcher

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there!  :-) ~ Fly

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This Friday ~ Check It Out! Country Rock pioneers “Pure Prairie League” Just over the bridge @ The Larcom Theater In Beverley, MA

 

 

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Plus  Houston Bernard Band opening for PPL

Still plenty of good seats left.

The Larcom Theatre
13 Wallis Street
Beverly, MA

 

http://gimmelive.tv/ppl.cfm

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Storm Clouds

The storm rolled in one evening but not before a colorful sunset.Storm Clouds

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Check Out Gail McCarthy’s Article About Paul Ciaramitaro’s Upcoming Show At The North Shore Arts Assoc

April 17, 2014

Of wooden boats and iron men
Former fisherman pays homage to disappearing industry

By Gail McCarthyStaff Writer

Paul Ciaramitaro grew up working on the Gloucester waterfront, in a family where money was hard to come by. His hard-knock life has been marked at various periods by the back-breaking work of both fishing and working on the wharves, by addiction — not uncommon among waterfront workers and fish hands — and the constant struggle to earn enough money to stay afloat.

But Ciaramitaro’s lifelong penchant for drawing never waned, and as an adult, he has transformed his childhood passion into a career as an artist. He is about to host a solo show, “Wooden Boats and Iron Men,” that will open the season for the North Shore Arts Association next Thursday, April 24.

He has put these scenes to canvas so vividly because he worked them for nearly two decades, and Ciaramitaro wants to pay homage to an industry that is struggling to stay in existence with strict government restrictions, limited days to fish, and ever-increasing costs.

“I wanted to draw fishermen. This business is dying,” said Ciaramitaro, now 64. “I think fishing captains would be proud and honored to know that they are continuing to be remembered. Gloucester exists in history because of the fishing.”

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Hawaiian Pizza With Smoked Gouda Barbecue Bechamel Sauce

 

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Are you looking for a way to serve your ham leftover from Easter Dinner?

Surprise the kids this week with this tasty Hawaiian Pizza.  BJ and William said “the smoky cheese, salty ham and sweet pineapple  is perfectly paired with the full-bodied flavors of barbecue”  and loved” the stuff” on the bottom…LOL… “That Stuff” would be the Smoked Gouda Barbecue Béchamel Sauce!

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Cruiseship coming May 4th: let’s roll out a welcome downtown THIS ONE

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Hi Joey,

A cruiseship is coming! A cruiseship is coming! Sunday, May 4, 2014, Holland America will be arriving at Cruiseport

Calling all Main Street, downtown, shops, restaurants, cultural districts, Rocky Neck:

v Open up if you can on Sunday May 4, and maybe at an earlier time (see flyer)

v Print out and hang up a welcome sign that’s being created for this day (coming soon!)

v By April 30th, email Carol Thistle  if you will be open, cthistle@gloucester-ma.gov

v By April 30th, email Carol Thistle if you can offer a special discount or have a creative theme you would like to share.

o Gloucester doesn’t need too much help in that department but if you’re needing last minute oomph ideas, search GMG and see what Toodeloos and Pop Gallery and so many others come up with for holidays and block parties!

v Some of downtown is open Sundays anyhow (Island Art & Hobby); it would be good for all of us to know who is open on Sundays

v Passengers won’t be able to visit everywhere, of course. Residents: this might be a fun day to come together to support downtown, your favorite store, restaurant, gallery– and some great people watching!

Gloucester is one port of call. Hundreds of passengers have pre-booked, arranged itineraries– day or ½ day trips that will depart directly from Cruiseport.  Some  passengers remain on board. Many passengers specifically selected disembarking and exploring Gloucester.

Stage Fort Visitor Center will be open. Maritime Gloucester will be open. Cape Ann Museum is closed for renovation. How about you?

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Stray Cloud

As I spoke to my sister 'Painter Barb,' I saw this unusual cloud through the window. I just had to... “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”  ― Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds

As I spoke to my sister ‘Painter Barb,’ I saw this unusual cloud through the window. I just had to…
“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”
― Rabindranath Tagore, “Stray Birds”

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Gloucester Daily Times Online Going To Subscription Model

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I’ve said it countless times in the podcast and in these pages- local newspapers are vital.  Citizens need good journalists who will keep them informed of decisions by politicians.  I’m not saying that local politicians are bad, what I’m saying is that the newspaper is a source where you can get the facts about an issue that otherwise you’d have no clue about and where their representatives stand on these issues.

Those journalists and photographers believe me don’t necessarily love to write about tax classification issues and go to long boring meetings to report on things, that’s why they need to be paid and why folks need to support them by subscribing.

We here at GMG do not cover real unbiased news the way that journalists do.  We cover the fluff and the fun and bring you a ton of great stuff but we are not journalists.  We do it for the love of it.

Local newspapers are essential.  As fashionable as it is for some people to bash The GDT, I for one completely appreciate the work they do to bring us real news even in the face of financial hard times and cutbacks and layoffs within their industry.

I suspect all those who love to bash it would be the same ones really missing it if it is gone because it isn’t financially viable to give their content away for free.

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Wednesday April 23rd , 2014 Cape Ann Weather..

Marine Forecast…
Gale Warning!
Wed W winds 5 to 10 kt…becoming NW 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Wed Night NW winds 15 to 20 kt…increasing to 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
Hourly Forecast…

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Video Forecast….

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Community Stuff 4/23/14

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“For the Love of Art”
                              Four variations on a theme by Jim McAllister

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, Gloucester
April 17, April 24, May 1 and May 8th – 7:30PM

 
Thursday, April 24      “From Paris to Provence: A Cultural Odyssey”
A  delightful “armchair tour” of France  includes stops in Paris, Giverny, Aix-en-Provence, Nice, St. Remy & other important late 19th and early 20th century French art meccas. The heavily- illustrated talk tracks the comings & goings of  Picasso, Matisse, Renoir, Van Gogh, Chagall and notable North Shore artists.

Thursday, May 1         “Forgers, Frauds and Filchers: Art Crimes and Criminals”
Elmyr de Hory, David “Three Picassos Before Breakfast” Stein, and other infamous forgers come to life in Jim’s look at the darker side of the art world. Also to be covered are a number of spectacular art heists, including the theft of the Mona Lisa  and an institutional scandal that rocked the museum world.

Thursday, May 8          “Collecting Art on a Shoestring: The Thrill of the Chase”
For two decades, Jim has haunted flea markets, yard sales, thrift and antique shops, auction houses, and even the internet looking for works of art to add to his eclectic collection. Jim will share his favorite art-collecting stories and tips on how to acquire art without the benefit of a large budget.

Jim McAllister is well known on the North Shore as teacher, lecturer, author, tour guide, photographer, and, for his Essex County Chronicles column in the Salem News. A dedicated art collector for 20 years, Jim has curated gallery shows & lectured on art-related topics at the Rockport Art Association, the North Shore Arts Association, Vose Galleries in Boston, the New England Watercolor Society, Kensington-Stobart Gallery as well as appearances on “Chonicle”. The first recipient of the prestigious  Essex National Heritage Commission’s “Heritage Hero” Award & the North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau’s “Storyteller Award”.

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester. Free parking at municipal parking lot. Admission is $12 per lecture, reservations are suggested. Series ticket with reserved seating are available at a reduced $40 rate until April 10. For more information or to make reservations contact culturecorner@gmail.com, or if necessary, at 978.979.5907.


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GloucesterCast With Lowell Peabody, Kim Smith and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 4/22/14

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GloucesterCast With Lowell Peabody, Kim Smith and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 4/22/14


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Topics Include: Gloucester MA, 01930, Happy Earth Day, Lowell Peabody, Kim Smith, 2014 UU Church Citizenship Award Winners- Donna Ardizzoni, Jim Flint, Martin Krugman, John McElhenny, Barry McKay, Joe Novello, Linn Parisi, Maggie Rosa, Terry Sands, Ann Straccia and her rescue beagle Ellie, Gloucester Strong Day At The Hive, Patti Amaral, Rose LoPiccolo, Dog Off Leash Article In GDT, James Niedzinski, Pot Farm In Essex, Arianna MacNeill, Over/Under Time Before Pot Farm Gets Approved, Over/Under Time Before Pot Dispensary Gets Opened, Phantom Illness, iPad vs iPad mini, Monoprice IPS Monitor A Tremendous Value, Petit Robert, The Franklin Lamb Chops, Grilled Brussel Sprouts, La casa de Luis, Montreal Spicy Steak Seasoning, Kim Smith PSwallowtail Movie In Lowell Eco Movie Festival, Palazolas Sporting Goods Baseball Cap Collection, Kim’s Daughter Liv Fair Weather Bostonian, Kim Does Not Know What Year Her Daughter Graduated, Liv’s New Blog,

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My Film at the Lowell Film Festival! April 29th, at 6:30pm

BST Banner FINALI hope you can come join me for an evening of screenings and Q and A at the 2014 Lowell Film Series. My film Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly is playing, along with Whales of Gold, a film by Lucia Duncan, about the gray whale migration and how to conserve habitat and species in a way that also sustains the livelihoods of local people.

About the film: Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly is a 45-minute narrated documentary that takes place in a garden and at the sea’s edge. Every stage of the butterfly’s life cycle is experienced in vibrant close-up, from conception to pupation to metamorphosis. The film is for adults and for children so that all can gain a deeper understanding of the symbiotic relationship between wildflowers and pollinators and the vital role they play in our ecosystem. Filmed in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

The location of the screening is at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market Street, Lowell. Click this link to read  more about the series.

The 2014 Film Series: Land, Air, and Water is offered in partnership by the Lowell Film Collaborative and the Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust.

Click here to visit the film’s website: Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly

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BomBom Butterflies, Voted People’s Choice Award Rockport Short Film Festival 2013

 

 

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In Honor of Earth Day ~ Xerces Society Letter to President Obama

April 14, 2014

President Barack Obama The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture The Honorable Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior

Dear Mr. President, Mr. Secretary of Agriculture, and Madam Secretary of the Interior,

In light of the severe decline of both the eastern and western monarch butterfly populations that has occurred since the late‐1990s, we are writing to ask you to establish a multi‐agency monarch butterfly recovery initiative to restore the habitats that support the extraordinary migrations of this iconic species. We encourage you to direct the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Service Agency (FSA), and Forest Service (USFS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) of the U.S. Department of the Interior to develop a cooperative, landscape‐ level initiative with the many stakeholders willing to help foster significant monarch recovery.

These migrations can be saved for future generations by restoring to the landscape milkweeds, the host plants for monarch caterpillars, and nectar plants that sustain the adult butterflies. These habitats would support pollinators and a large number of other species as well. The federal agencies that incentivize conservation of wildlife habitat on private lands and that directly manage wildlife habitat on public lands can play key roles in this effort by targeting funding and technical support for such an initiative.

As you know, the eastern monarch population has been declining for more than a decade, and this year scientists observed the lowest numbers ever documented, representing a 90% drop from population numbers recorded in the mid‐1990s. Since then, there has been a significant loss of milkweeds in agricultural areas of the Midwest, which is directly correlated with the declining monarch population. Monarch habitat has also declined sharply in the West.

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Gloucester’s Earth Day, Saturday the 26th, at 9:00: Finishing HarborWalk Gardens Cleanup

There’s much going on around town for Gloucester’s Earth Day on Saturday. At the HarborWalk Gardens we’ll be finishing our spring cleanup. Come on down and I hope to see you there! You don’t need to be an experienced gardener; everyone is welcome!

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