Monthly Archives: August 2012

Here are the Schooners Participating In The 2012 Gloucester Schooner Festival and Contact Info For You To Reserve Your Spot On Board For The Schooner Races!

 

Here’s a list I grabbed off the Chamber’s great website which lists each Schooner participating in the 2012 Gloucester Schooner Races.  To Connect The Dots For You and bang the point home this is what you need to do-

Click on the highlighted link under or or above each schooner to go to the website and contact the Schooner to reserve your spot aboard.  Gloucester harbor is going to be jamming back and forth with all these schooners and to be on the water it will be magical!

YOU WILL NOT REGRET BOOKING YOUR SPOT ON ONE OF THESE BOATS AND BEING PART OF THE ACTION! 

I’m convinced 99% of our population outside of the schoonerheads don’t even realize that they can get aboard and race.  The costs to go out for a sail is not even a rounding error on the cost of owning a boat for a year. 

What, you’re still reading this?  You should be on telephone with Kay Ellis or the people at The Ardelle office booking your reservation for this weekend.  Hurry up will ya?

28th Annual
Gloucester
Schooner Festival™

August 31 – September 2, 2012

Participating Schooners

Thomas E. Lannon
Gloucester, MA
1997

(978) 281-6634     info@schooner.org

Ardelle
Gloucester, MA
2011

978-290-7168 mobile
email: info@schoonerardelle.com


Adventure
Gloucester, MA
1926

Adventurer
Norwalk, CT
1925


American Eagle
Rockland, ME
1930


Bald Eagle
Gloucester, MA

Estrela
Prudence Island, RI
1975

Fame
Salem, MA
2003

Green Dragon
Manchester, MA


Irena
Newport, RI
1986

Lewis H. Story
Essex, MA
1998


Liberty Clipper
Boston, MA
1983

Perception
Vineyard Haven, MA
1983


Spirit of Massachusetts
Boston, MA
1984

Sugar Babe
Gloucester, MA

Summerwind
Kings Point, NY
1929

Attraction Vessel:
The HMS Bounty

Newly Engaged FOBs Kimberly Funk & Bradley Scheetz!

Hi Joey-

My boyfriend (now fiance!) Bradley and I really enjoy your blog and we LOVE Gloucester (we definitely have the wheels turning for a relocation from Boston one day). Thought I would share a Gloucester story from this past Sunday..
We often come up on the weekends to hang out and one of the things we (mostly me) like to do is look for sea glass at Pavilion beach. That’s where we were this past Sunday when Bradley called me over to look at something in the sand. Just sitting on a rock was a beautiful shiny sparkly ring. I was a little slow..even thinking aloud that someone must have lost their ring..doh! Anyway it was for ME and we got engaged right then and there! We were super lucky that local, Amy Clayton happened to be on the beach and she snapped some pictures for us! Here our a couple of our favorites ..
Kimberly Funk & Bradley Scheetz
8.26.12

PBkiss1PBring1PBBoth

In my haste to get this story up my software automatically watermarks photos with Joey Ciaramitaro Photo, but noticed this morning that I didn’t change the photo credits when I originally posted this story.  I corrected it to the proper credit this morning-Amy Clayton Photo.

Amy Shapiro Is A Tower Garden Representative And This Is Her Tower Garden

Hi Joey,
My husband and I are gardening with a new soil-fee technology that eliminates weeding.  We love watching the veggies grow (pic taken this AM).  For those who’d like to garden, but don’t have the land or back for it, this is a fun solution.  The pic links to my site for more info.  Thanks for considering passing this along.
Amy

TG_2012-Amy_and_Ed

ZIP TRIP -TV FOX 25 TRIP TO GLOUCESTER

From City of Gloucester’s website:

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31ST ~TV FOX 25 TRIP TO GLOUCESTER WILL BE AT STAGE FORT PARK

6:00 AM TO 10:00 AM ~
BROADCASTING LIVE AT THE BANDSTAND

  • MINI-INTERVIEWS OF LOCALS
  • AND THE END OF SEASON CAR GIVE AWAY

COME AND BE PART OF THE GLOUCESTER CROWD WELCOMING FOX 25

THE WELCOMING CENTER WILL BE OPEN AT 6:00AM

Time to Represent! Fox 25 is Coming to Gloucester This Friday!

Time to Represent! Fox 25 TV is coming to Stage Fort Park this Friday morning

Joey,

The positive media spotlight on Gloucester continues. Boston television station FOX 25 is finishing up its Zip Trip summer series of visits around the state this week. Out of 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts, they’re saving the best for last: Gloucester!

The Fox 25 crew will be broadcasting live from the Bandstand at Stage Fort Park this Friday, Aug. 31, from 6 to 10 a.m.

They’ll interview local residents, report on this weekend’s Gloucester Schooner Festival (more here), and spotlight the general awesomeness that is Cape Ann.

The visit is being spearheaded by Fox 25 Producer Sarah Unis, a Gloucester native (say hello to Sarah on Twitter at @ProducerSU).

GMG readers are encouraged to come down to Stage Fort on Friday morning starting at 6 and be part of the crowd that welcomes Fox 25 to Gloucester!

John McElhenny
Matter Communications

Back To Back Days Of Mutant Lobsters Landed At Captain Joe and Sons In Gloucester MA

Yesterday Captain Richie Cassola a retired policeman from Beverly landed a speckled lobster (our second speckled lobster landed this year) of which the New England Aquarium claims are one in 30 million. I predicted the over under at 3 for speckled lobsters landed here at our dock this year way back on June 4th.  2 Down with 4 months to go.  I like the over!

Read the AP Story From the new England aquarium claiming their calico lobster as one in 30 million here

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and Today Mark and matt Ring from The Stanley Thomas Land a Blue one.

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It’s what we do.

Just add it to the already most mutated lobsters documented at one dock anywhere in the world collection- here at Captain Joe and Soons in Gloucester MA.

#Boom!

Click below for the slideshow of all the mutant lobsters landed here at our dock.

We have more documented mutated lobsters here than any other dock on the planet!

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Rubber Duck Gets a Parking Ticket!!

Just to show the honorable and effective meter maids of Gloucester do not play favorites they practically put the ticket under RD’s bill. But since Rubber Duck did indeed stretch the idea of a parking spot a bit parking at the front door of the Cape Ann Brew she went and paid the $15 fine promptly.

A bill stuck under the bill, god I suck at puns.

RD Fun fact: Don’t let these tickets sit in your pocket since the fine just gets bigger. Go to: www.gloucester-ma.gov , type in your ticket number and your plate number then shwing, you can use your credit card. They do tack on $3.50 if paid electronically but it is well worth it to get it off your dash or desk top. Pay a parking ticket, fill a pothole.

And it was well worth it. Rubber Duck was giving Shelley the visiting Biochemist from New Mexico the full Cape Ann tour which included lobster pick up and meeting Joey at the dock as well as the fish and chips (awesome huge chunks of haddock) at Cape Ann Brew.

No Verizon Internet Service (Again!)

Today is the second full day we are experiencing life without Verizon Internet service. My husband and I are both self-employed; he, a writer, and I, a designer, and as you can imagine, we rely tremendously on the Internet for our daily business.

Fortunately, I am able to post from my iPad because Joey suggested uploading the WordPress app and because I have a separate cellular AT&T plan for my iPad. Unfortunately, I haven’t figured out how to send photos from my computer to my iPad without Internet service.

I would love to know of GMG reader’s experiences with Verizon and also with the other carriers-Sprint, At&T, etc. Are you happy with the service provided by your carrier? Do you also regularly experience outages as do we with Verizon? Thank you if you write with your recommendation – it will be very much appreciated!

Couches & stuffed chairs, excellent sound, huge HD screen, live music, luscious food, beer & wine ~ all in a single venue

If you’ve never been to Rob Newton’s Cape Ann Community Cinema, now’s your chance.  For 10 days in September, he’s featuring films celebrating music.  Some screenings will feature live music and some feature dinner.  Some are perfect for the whole family.  For others, you might want to leave the kids at home.  All will be lots of fun!  Check out Cape Ann Community Cinema’s Fall Into The Rhythm series starting September 11.

This Wednesday John Rockwell Joins Fly Amero as his special guest.


Surf & Turf Specials!
Wednesdays Only!

Hello everyone!
Wednesday, August 29th
Special Guest: 
JOHN ROCKWELL!
Photo by Louise
The lovely and talented John Rockwell joins us this week! :-)
It is ALWAYS a great time when John is in the house.  Such
a great performer! Such a great entertainer! Be there! ~ Fly
Dinner with Fly Amero: 8 – 11pm
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Surf & Turf Dinner -
  $11.95 (while they last)
Something new for the summer! Tenderloin Tips with Grilled Garlic Shrimp!
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Upcoming:
Sept. 5: Fozzie Hill
 (photo currently unavailable)
Sept. 12: Ric St. Germain

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

The 3rd Annual Lanesville Music Festival takes the stage at the Lanesville Community Center on Sat. Sept. 22 at 1:30.

     Enjoy live music by some of the North Shore and Cape Ann’s best players, including Pick 3, Alek Razdan and the A Train, HUM, Pete Lindberg, Merrimac Rounders, Sasquatch Bondo Band, Quentin Callawaert, John Hicks and a few surprises, under the tents and in the meadow next to the LCC, rain or shine, from 1:30-7.  Smokin’ Jim’s BBQ, Lobster Pool chowder, beer and snacks on sale, kids’ activities, vendors and raffles.  Admission by donation to the LCC.
     Come indoors at 7:30 and put on your dancing shoes for Bill Gleason, followed by KBMG (Dan King, Dave Brown, Dave Mattacks and Wolf Ginandes) with JB Amero, at
8:30.  Advance tickets for the Dance Party are $10 and available at Gloucester Music and the Plum Cove Grind,  $15 at the door.  Beer and wine on sale,  plenty of parking.  see our website for directions, and more information.
                          www.lanesvillecommunitycenter.org
The music sched. for the day part :
Merrimac Rounders   1:30
Steve Brennan, and a Sasquatch Bondo reunion   2:20
Quentin Callawaert      3:10
HUM (Deb Hardy, Alyce Underhill, Kerry Mullen)   3:30
Pick 3     4:00
Alek Razdan and the A Train Orchestra    4:45
Pete Lindberg    5:40
(John Hicks leads a barn jam session (with a few surprises) @ 6:15)   

Final Cigar and Rum Cruise Will Be September 4th On The Lannon. Get Your Tickets While They Last

OK We’re Doing The Final Cigar and Rum Cruise On The Thomas Lannon September 4th. Two Cigars from Old Cuban Cigar Co, Rum Drinks From Bobby Ryan’s Private Collection and Ryan and wood Distillery and a cruise on the Lannon.  Last one sold out in 4 hours. I’m sending this out to my inner circle before posting it on the blog so if you wanna go, call Kay at The Lannon office now- 978-281-6634

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Gloucester Water Taxi Sights

The Gloucester water taxi is a wonderful way to get around the harbor. Enjoy a fun day in your own back yard! Make sure you bring your camera with the zoom lens, you won’t want to miss the things you’ll see…

captain joe and sonsOur Joey C. working Hard!

harbor seal, gloucester harborA Seal Hauled out on the rocks

fish packingPacking Fish

Pretty Mermaids

and Great Tour Guides.

For more info on the water shuttle, visit their site here: http://www.capeannharbortours.com/shuttle.html

~Alicia

 

 

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