Monthly Archives: February 2014

Friday February 7th 2014 Cape Ann Forecast…

Marine Forecast…
Fri: W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of light freezing spray.

Fri Night: W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of light freezing spray.

Friday Sunny with a few clouds highs around 30 degrees .. West winds 15-20mph.. Friday night calm clear cold lows in the teens . West winds 15-20mph..
Weekend looking better maybe sum light snows Sunday , but appears to me the big storm is a big miss…And not once did I jump on board with the theory that a doozie would occur ! More winter to come .. Have a great Friday .. Thank u for reading ..
Peter Lovasco
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This was a great shot I took so thought I would share with all of u ..Picture speaks for itself .. :)

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If you like oysters you will be doing yourself a disservice if you don’t make a beeline to Halibut Point

Ive been missing out on this local insider gem for far too long.

But no more!  No more my friend!  No MORE!  The tide has turned!  A new day hadf dawned.  The sleeping giant has been awoken! 

A believer has been born!

Get your ass down to Halibut Point ASAP.  Order the oysters.  Relish in how tremendous they are and thank your boy Joey for finally getting to showcasing what must have been one of the biggest oversight of oversights in decades!!!
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Exterminate All Swans by 2025

Female Pen (left) Male Cob Mute Swan ©Kim Smith 2012Female (left) and Male Mute Swans at Niles Pond

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s war on swans includes gassing, shooting, and oiling eggs on nests to prevent them from hatching. Their stated goal is to eliminate all 2,200 Mute Swans in the state of New York by the year 2025.

Mute Swan Manky Mallard Nile Pond Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2012Mute Swan and Manky Mallard

Reasons cited are that the swans aggressively defend their young, they attack other waterfowl, and destroy habitat.

Audubon New York and the NYSDEC plan to put forth their agenda to the New York citizenry with their education campaign.

Mute swans were introduced in the previous century to decorate parks and estates. Today, exotic species receive a great deal of attention and generate much concern. Oftentimes information around exotics is too simplistic. Some invasions are life-threatening, but they do not often set off an extinction. They can even spur the evolution of new diversity and strengthen an existing species.

I’ve read contrary opinions, and observed the opposite, to the reasons given for the swan’s extermination. There are a number of issues to consider. Where do our readers stand on this developing story? What have been your observations and experiences when encountering a swan?

Read the complete article here.

Mute Swan Niles Pond Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2014Mute Swan ~ Cygnus olor

The iPhone Chronicles by @CraigShoots: Snow day 2-6-14

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Dave Sag’s Blues Party tonight with Justin Quinn joining him @ The Rhumb Line 8-11~ 2.6.2014

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It’s a double whammy for me this week as I get to do the do with Mr. Justin Quinn twice! That’s right, he’s my special guest this Thursday nite at  the Rhumby and I get to do it again on Sunday at Glenn’s in Nbpt.  Mr. Q. or “Sonny Boy III” as I refer to him is  the logical extension of both Mississippi saxophonists I and II schmeared with a heavy dollop of Li’l Walter thrown in with some Jameson’s Irate Whiskey for good measure. He sings, too, whilst allowing his sidemen to vent, like Vesuvius,  to the boogie beat. Beware of microbursts!

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Sidemen include Mr. Jon Ross, Klonopin® King and razor-like Samurai, on catarrh and vocals, the calvous Mr. Paul Foss of Bangor, Me. , an old prison cellmate, on keyboards, Mr. Ephraim Lowell, late of Broomful of Blooze, on tintinabulators and me on base . You’ll wonder where the yellow went, when you brush your fate with Blooze-o-dent. Hours: 8 to 11.

Sunday at Glenn’s you can behave, since we start at 6pm (and go till 9), but I don’t recommend it as there will be great wailing and gnashing of teeth, or implants and veneers, since this is Nbpt. The food is great but the women are snobby, so stay home, guys, unless you have a portfolio!  When you clock this town with the stopwatch of history, it’s a different record every time.
Also, for those of you who are out of the job market, The good Old Salty Jazz Band holds sway next Monday at the Rose Baker (who is she?) Senior Center here in downtown Glou. from 1 to 3, next Monday, nap time for most of you. You could bring Jell-O or Wayfarin© Come dance to the urgent hits of the 1920′s to the 1940′s with the coolest musicians in the world. We’re concussion free and a few of us still have hair!!  BaDoom!

THE RHUMB LINE BAR & RESTAURANT40 Railroad Ave.

Gloucester, MA 01930

phone: 978-283-9732

 

Tasty Haddock Sandwiches…A Year Round Gloucester Treat!

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This highly sought after fish sandwich is prepared many different ways in hundreds of restaurants throughout New England.  Each have their own recipe twist with batter’s, buns and tartar sauces.   Here in Gloucester just about every restaurant keeps it on their menus year round, and it’s commonly served in the homes of the Sicilian community year round too.   As a Sicilian cook over the years I consistently receive dozens of requests for my Fried Haddock Recipe each time I post fried fish photos on my Facebook, or Tweeter feeds, and yesterday was no exception. While my boys were out shoveling the snow mother nature kindly delivered to our area late Sunday night, I stayed in the kitchen  to  fixing them this fried fish and chip lunch and posted a snapshot on my Facebook.   For the recipe click see more… Read more

Thursday February 6TH 2014 Cape Ann Forecast…

MARINE FORECAST…
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY
Thu: NW winds 10 to 15 kt…diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

Thu Night: W winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

Thursday partly to mostly sunny with temps near 30 degrees .. North winds 5-10mph..
Thursday night temps drop into the low to mid teens .. North West winds 10-15 mph ..
Extended Forecast Friday Sunny 30 , Saturday Sunny near 30 , Sunday watching and Monday ! Temps around 30-35 degrees

Weekend very tricky , watching to waves of low pressure, sum models wanna nail us . While others miss , just to early to speculate at this time .. I’ll have more for you on potential storm Sunday / Monday , Friday Night!! Thanks for Reading .. Have a wonderful Thursday …

This pic was taken Wednesday 10:30 am , of course it went up by 2pm .. Total Snow for Gloucester was Between 10-12″…

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