Monthly Archives: August 2009

Memo from Cape Pond Ice

Please be assured: Cape Pond Ice is safe and acceptable – packaged ice inventories were put up before August 15 (since that date production was curtailed, by request of the Mayor’s office, to meet the City’s water crisis) , and surplus ice product is being trucked in from sources outside Gloucester to meet needs of consumers, restaurants and ice accounts through this weekend, to assure adequate safe ice supplies. Again: Cape Pond Ice is safe to use! – Scott Memhard, President & GM, Cape Pond Ice Company

This Just in – Water Emergency!

Just got the Code Red call that all water for human consumption must be boiled for at least 1 minute. All drinking water, dishwashing water is included. We’ll keep you posted for further information.

For those of you not getting the CodeRED calls – they just went out with the boil order.

Drinking, cooking, ice, brushing teeth – boil water for 1 minute.

To get on the CodeRED list if you are not getting calls, go to the City’s Web Site.

Read the Times article here.

Calm before the big Sea

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Should be some good surfing by Sunday. Come on Bill!
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ISS020-E-031492 (18 Aug. 2009) — The spiral bands of Hurricane Bill in the Atlantic Ocean fill the view as Expedition 20 crew members on the International Space Station look east-southeastward along the horizon. This view was taken on Aug. 18, 2009 at 16:08:54 GMT with a Nikkor 28-70mm zoom lens at the 40mm lens setting. At the time this photograph was taken, Hurricane Bill was centered at 15.9 degrees north latitude and 51.2 degrees west longitude, the winds were 90 knots (103.7 miles per hour) gusting to 110 knots (126.7 mph) and it was moving west-northwest (285 degrees) at 14 knots (16.1 mph). Image credit: NASA

GMG Q&A- Kate Glass Gloucester Times Photog

Photo of Kate Glass By David Cox

Photo of Kate Glass By David Cox

We were honored to have a media slideshow from Kate Glass as one of the participants in the Downtown Gloucester Block Party media presentations last Saturday night.  Recently Kate won an award from the Associated Press News Executive Association for a photo of Anne-Margaret Ferrante and her mom moments after she won the election for 5th Essex District state representative.

Congrats Kate!

Here’s Kate’s GMG Q&A-

How long have you lived in Gloucester?
Sadly, I don’t live in Gloucester, but I’m trying to convince my husband that we should move here! I’ve worked in Gloucester for a little over a year though.

What is your favorite season In Gloucester?
Fall. The weather is still beautiful and easier to enjoy without all the summer traffic.

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

I don’t think these spots are much of a secret, but I do like Rafe’s Chasm in Magnolia. I also love Folly Cove.

What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?

Andiamos had the best pizza. I was very upset when I found out they closed.

What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?
I don’t eat too many subs, but for sandwiches and salads I’d have to say Willow Rest. Gotta be careful there though, because everything looks good!

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

I liked the food and look of the Franklin when I shot it for the Cape Ann Magazine.

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?

I like the margaritas at Jalapenos. I am also a fan of the beer at Cape Ann Brewing.

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?
Jim’s Bagels, though I am dying to try Sugar Magnolias.

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?
The Farmers Market and music. The block parties are good too. I never really get to enjoy Fiesta because I’m too busy running around looking for photos!

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

Definitely the beach. (I get seasick)

Who is your favorite local artist?

That’s a tough one. There’s too many good ones. Jon Conant and the work he’s bringing into the Hive in Rockport is a nice addition to the area.

Which is your favorite local beach?
Good Harbor

Who has the best chowder in town?
Halibut Point

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?
Clam.

What were your thoughts on The Downtown Block Parties last year?
Love the outdoor dining. Gloucester needs more of that!

What is your favorite local band?

While I have seen some of the local bands, I can’t say I’ve seen enough to answer this one. I do love how all the musicians here show up and play at each other’s gigs.

Kate Glass
Photographer
Gloucester Daily Times

Photo Of Kate Glass By David Cox

Photo Of Kate Glass By David Cox

Nelson’s Ride on Sunday-Starts at Stage Fort Park

From the Beacon-

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COURTESY PHOTO BY JASON HALLOCK
Faye Brophy of Essex rides with Larry Cahill on his chopped out trike.

The 10th annual Nelson’s Ride will be held at Stage Fort Park on Sunday, Aug. 23 (rain date: Sunday, Aug. 30). Nelson’s Ride is annual slow motorcycle ride in memory of Nelson Selig Sr., who was killed in a motorcycle accident on May 2, 2000, leaving behind his wife Felicia, children Nelson Jr. and Kristin, sisters Melanie and Jeannine, his mother Faye Brophy, his stepfather Bob Brophy, and many good friends.

The annual fundraiser began in August 2000 to raise money for Selig’s two children to attend college; that goal has been reached, and at the family’s request, now raises money for other Essex County families of riders killed in accidents.

The 10th annual Nelson’s Ride will be held at Stage Fort Park on Sunday, Aug. 23 (rain date: Sunday, Aug. 30). Nelson’s Ride is annual slow motorcycle ride in memory of Nelson Selig Sr., who was killed in a motorcycle accident on May 2, 2000, leaving behind his wife Felicia, children Nelson Jr. and Kristin, sisters Melanie and Jeannine, his mother Faye Brophy, his stepfather Bob Brophy, and many good friends.

The annual fundraiser began in August 2000 to raise money for Selig’s two children to attend college; that goal has been reached, and at the family’s request, now raises money for other Essex County families of riders killed in accidents.

Read more from this article in the Beacon.

Dahlias All Natural Granola At Cape Ann Farmer’s Market

Dahlia is a childhood friend of the Mrs.  I caught up with her at The Cape Ann Farmer’s Market yesterday where she was selling her all natural granola for the first time in Gloucester.

As a hard core Diabetic she set out to develop something that she could eat that would be tasty and good for you while messing around in the kitchen with her beautiful daughter.  The result is her line of Dahlias All Natural Granola.  Look for the video with Dahlia at 1PM

GMG’s David Cox Poses With A Woman Way Out Of His League

David Cox Poses With Random Hottie

David Cox Poses With Random Broad

I asked David if he was trying to compensate for other inadequacies with the huge lens.  Next thing you know he’ll go out and buy himself a convertible corvette. :)

All kidding aside, I really appreciate David’s contributions to GMG.  Look for Part I of his slide show from the August Block Party at 8AM today.