Monthly Archives: February 2009

GMG Q&A- Jeremiah Nicastro

Here’s Jeremiah Nicastro with Nick Novello from last summer-

How long have you lived in Gloucester?

34 yrs my whole life

What is your favorite season In Gloucester?

Summer

Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”?

My Yard

What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?

Delaneys/Sebastians it is a toss up

What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?

Yellow Sub

What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester?

Rudder

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?

Rudder in the summer

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?

Charlie’s

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?

Fiesta Seine Boats Races

In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat?

Boat

Who is your favorite local artist?

Donald Moshet

Which is your favorite local beach?

Wingaersheek

Who has the best chowder in town?

Hailbut Point
Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?

Wow tough question

What were your thoughts on The Downtown Block Parties last year?

I thought it was great I would love to see a block party every weekend all summer. Why not? Open main street up, allow no cars on Friday and Saturday nights from 5pm to 1am,  foot traffic only, give local businesses more of an oppurtunity to make money

What is your favorite local band?

Mile 21
Thanks, Joey

Beautiful Industry- Voyager Herring Boat Net Reel

Taking this picture in the early morning before there is anyone around doesn’t allow me to get a human in the frame to give you the idea of the scale of just how big the net reels on the Mid Water Trawlers are.

These bad boys are ginormous.

Movie – “Ice People”

ice_people_photoICE PEOPLE
The Cape Ann Community Cinema
(at Gloucester Stage)
267 East Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
978/282-1988
*SHOWTIMES:
Thursday 2/26 @ 7:15pm; Friday 2/27 @ 5:00pm; Saturday 2/28; March 1 @ 2:45pm & 5:00pm

Unique in the genre of exploration and adventure films, “Ice People” takes you on one of the earth’s most seductive journeys -Antarctica. Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Anne Aghion spent four months “on the ice” with modern-day polar explorers, to find out what drives dedicated researchers to leave the world behind in pursuit of science, and to capture the true experience of living and working in this extreme environment. And, as it turns out, the film also witnesses one of the most significant discoveries about climate change in recent Antarctic science.

Intense public focus on climate change has turned the shores of Antarctica into a new tourist mecca, making the earth’s coldest continent the hot place to be. But, inland from the penguins and ice floes is a magical Antarctica of volcanoes, boulder-strewn valleys and ominous glaciers. Only a small number of scientific research teams get there, braving severe conditions to learn about our planet’s history, and make predictions about our future.

“Ice People” heads out into the “deep field” with noted geologists Allan Ashworth and Adam Lewis, and two undergrad scientists-in-the-making, where they scour across hundreds of miles to find tiny, critical signs of ancient life. Their findings would give the first evidence of a green Antarctica over 14 million years ago, that disappeared with a sudden shift in the temperature of the continent.

The most authentic film about life on the ice since the trailblazing expeditions to Antarctica chronicled nearly a century ago, “Ice People” conveys the vast beauty, the claustrophobia, the excitement and the stillness of an experience set to nature’s rhythm.

“An intriguing slice-of-life that observes the area’s staggeringly beautiful and imposing landscapes and the unique challenges experienced by those who work there.” -Dennis Harvey, Variety

“Documentary filmmaker Anne Aghion follows research geologists… as they pick their way across Antarctica’s interior dry valleys, eventually discovering – in front of Aghion’s camera! -plant and animal fossils that prove the ice shelf at the bottom of the world was once green… Highly recommended!” -Jennifer Merin, About.com

“I have seen hundreds of science films, and ‘Ice People’ is unique in the way it portrays what it’s really like to do field science. Also, this is some of the best cinematography I’ve ever seen of the Dry Valleys—it’s the first time anyone has captured in motion picture the ‘Lawrence Of Arabia’ feel of Antarctica.” -Tom Wagner, Program Director for Antarctic Earth Sciences, U.S. National Science Foundation Office of Polar Program

Unique in the genre of exploration and adventure films, “Ice People” takes you on one of the earth’s most seductive journeys -Antarctica. Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Anne Aghion spent four months “on the ice” with modern-day polar explorers, to find out what drives dedicated researchers to leave the world behind in pursuit of science, and to capture the true experience of living and working in this extreme environment. And, as it turns out, the film also witnesses one of the most significant discoveries about climate change in recent Antarctic science.

Intense public focus on climate change has turned the shores of Antarctica into a new tourist mecca, making the earth’s coldest continent the hot place to be. But, inland from the penguins and ice floes is a magical Antarctica of volcanoes, boulder-strewn valleys and ominous glaciers. Only a small number of scientific research teams get there, braving severe conditions to learn about our planet’s history, and make predictions about our future.

“Ice People” heads out into the “deep field” with noted geologists Allan Ashworth and Adam Lewis, and two undergrad scientists-in-the-making, where they scour across hundreds of miles to find tiny, critical signs of ancient life. Their findings would give the first evidence of a green Antarctica over 14 million years ago, that disappeared with a sudden shift in the temperature of the continent.

The most authentic film about life on the ice since the trailblazing expeditions to Antarctica chronicled nearly a century ago, “Ice People” conveys the vast beauty, the claustrophobia, the excitement and the stillness of an experience set to nature’s rhythm.

“An intriguing slice-of-life that observes the area’s staggeringly beautiful and imposing landscapes and the unique challenges experienced by those who work there.” -Dennis Harvey, Variety

“Documentary filmmaker Anne Aghion follows research geologists… as they pick their way across Antarctica’s interior dry valleys, eventually discovering – in front of Aghion’s camera! -plant and animal fossils that prove the ice shelf at the bottom of the world was once green… Highly recommended!” -Jennifer Merin, About.com

“I have seen hundreds of science films, and ‘Ice People’ is unique in the way it portrays what it’s really like to do field science. Also, this is some of the best cinematography I’ve ever seen of the Dry Valleys—it’s the first time anyone has captured in motion picture the ‘Lawrence Of Arabia’ feel of Antarctica.” -Tom Wagner, Program Director for Antarctic Earth Sciences, U.S. National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs

Andiamos Boomin Shroomin Sub

Got lunch for the family at Andiamos day before yesterday.  Here is a Boomin Shroomin sub.  I wouldn’t ordinarily order this but Jeff the owner recommended it to me-  Marinated mushrooms, chicken cutlets, spinach, garlic mayo and provolone.  It was outstanding.  I’ve yet to have a bad dish from Andiamos.  They ALWAYS impress me with the quality and freshness of the ingredients, portions, taste and value.

While I like to eat everywhere around town I do have to say that they are doing an OUTSTANDING job and I highly highly recommend it.  If you haven’t already, give them a shot and mention that you heard about them here.

You will not be disappointed.

Where Zat? Winner!

cabrew

Joey got it first, and then Spearze identified the location as “that’s across the street from Aunt Grace Marino house on Beach Court. The Fisherman ale”. Congratulations to both of you!

cabrewdoor

I love this door.  The colors and textures just draw my eye to it. For those of you who don’t know where this location is,  it’s along the wall leading to the beach down the Fort.

More on the Cape Ann Brewing Co. later today from Joey!

Joni King Models A Vintage Dress At Bananas

While at Bananas interviewing Richard Leonard in pops this woman, Joni.

She is poking around and out of the frame of the video I was taking but Richard knew her well as she was one of his regular customers.  He had a pile of dresses put aside for her in her size, things he thought she would like, all waiting for her to show up as she apparently does weekly.

Now I know we have great merchants Downtown and this is just another example of how our community is special and places like Bananas and others cater on a personal level to our community.

You think someone at the mall is going to put certain sizes and styles aside for a customer and have them waiting for them to pop in to try on without notice?  Bravo Richard!  Bravo Bananas!  Bravo Gloucester!

Here’s Joni donning a vintage dress that just happened to fit her perfectly.

Have You Altered Your Spending Habits Since The Economic Downturn Poll