Monthly Archives: April 2014

Gloucester Police Launches Spring Citizens Police Academy

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Beginning Tuesday, April 29, 2014 and continuing for the next 8 weeks, the Gloucester Police Department will be offering its 3rd Citizens Police Academy to Gloucester residents age 18 and over.  Gloucester Officers will instruct classes on subjects such as domestic violence, motor vehicle law, patrol procedures, accidents, firearms awareness, juvenile and drug problems, and many other topics relevant to police work. The academy will also include a police ride-along, a tour of the Middleton House of Correction, and a K-9 demonstration.
This class experience is designed to bring citizens into the station and give them a clear picture of what it’s like to be a Gloucester Police Officer. Citizens will learn a great deal about all aspects of police work and leave with a true representation if life as a police officer.
Application forms may be picked up at the police station and area businesses.  You may drop the completed  applicationoff at the front desk of the police station or mail it to: Lt. John McCarthy, Gloucester Police Department, 197 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930.  We will notify you on or before April 22, 2014.  Please feel free to contact Lt. John McCarthy at (978)281-9900 with any questions.

This program fills up fast. Get your application in early!!

Citizens Police Academy Application

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Beginning Wednesday April 29, 2014 and continuing for the next 8 weeks, the Gloucester Police Department will be offering its 3rd Citizens Police Academy to Gloucester residents age 18 and over.  Gloucester Officers will instruct classes on subjects such as domestic violence, motor vehicle law, patrol procedures, accidents, firearms awareness, juvenile and drug problems, and many other topics relevant to police work. The academy will also include a police ride-along and a tour of the Middleton House of Correction.
This class experience is designed to bring citizens into the station and give them a clear picture of what it’s like to be a Gloucester Police Officer. Citizens will learn a great deal about all aspects of police work and leave with a true representation if life as a police officer.
Please complete and sign the form below.  You may drop it off at the front desk of the police station or mail it to: Lt. John McCarthy, Gloucester Police Department, 197 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930.  We will notify you on or before April 22, 2014.  Please feel free to contact Lt. John McCarthy at (978)281-9900 with any questions.
Thank you for your interest in the Gloucester Police Citizens Police Academy.
GPD CIVILIAN POLICE ACADEMY APPLICATION
Name:_____________________________________  DOB:_____________________________
Address:___________________________________   SSN:______________________________
Telephone:(H)_____________(C)_______________ 

Signature___________________________________  Date:______________________________
A short background check will be performed for each applicant.

Savour Wine and Cheese First Annual Spring Wine and Beer Tasting, with Appetizers by Chef Matt Beach

unnamedFirst Annual Spring Wine and Beer Tasting

Sunday, April 13, 1-4 p.m.
Complimentary!
76 Prospect St., Gloucester, Ma.

978 282-1455

 Our wine vendors will be pouring over 80 wines and craft beers from around the world but there will be a few changes. We will clear out the room and have our tasting tables spread out, so you can move easily around them and We are reserving the first hour from noon – 1 p.m. for our Wine Club Members only! You can taste and sample, make your purchases and be on your way before the crowds even arrive. So, if there was ever a reason to join, this is it! Wine Club members get their own tasting card (with the red glass). The card is a one-time fee of $20.00 and you can get 5% off on all purchases of 6 bottles, anytime. THE CARD NEVER EXPIRES So – why not join now? Present your red card at the door between noon and 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 13 and get a “free pass” to our first hour.

Chef Matt Beach, of Beach Gourmet, will prepare a sampling of mouth-watering Easter appetizers to taste along with the wines.

 10% off 6 bottles, 15% off 12 assorted wines and beers featured in tasting (not to be combined with other discounts)

(Free Parking in back of Savour building. Additional parking in St. Ann School lot across street). Pass this along and bring a friend! As always, we will see you at Savour!

Sincerely,

Kathleen Erickson Morgan
Savour Wine and Cheese

Mikey Wins Plastic Head on Small Animal Photo Contest!

Mandy Leone Moffett on behalf of her son Mikey submitted three photos of “Squirrel With Plastic Horse Head”.

Contest rules here.

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That is an actual Cape Ann Grey Squirrel wearing a plastic horse head. No details but I have a feeling there is some Gloucester Market Basket Jiff Peanut Butter inside that squirrel head.

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Maybe some peanuts over here.

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Smuckers Grape jam would be nice. With a name like Smuckers, it’s got to be good for a squirrel.

Contest rules state that entries had to be photographed in March and sent in on April 1st. So Mikey wins first second and third place. That makes three Rubber Ducks which Mikey can pick up down at Joey’s Dock or at the next GMG Mug Up.

If there are any late entries there might be consolation prizes.

Well played Mikey, well played.

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Special Guest: Ron Schrank 8-11@ The Rhumb Line 4.2.2014

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Wednesdays Only:
Tenderloin Tips over Salad, $10.95!

Wednesday, April 2nd
Special Guest: 
RON SCHRANK!

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I love it when Ron comes to the Rhumb Line.  Easy listening,
cool music, and… he tells me he’ll be doing some new songs
this week!  Come and kick back! ~ 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!
Next week..
4/9…
Allen Estes

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

How to Recognize Artists

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Now you can learn to recognize the 27 Cape Ann Artists and Photographers exhibiting at the Magnolia Historical Society Spring Art Show by coming to the show, seeing their work and maybe buying a piece to grace your home.  A great way to recognize and support local artists and the Magnolia Historical Society.

Thanks to FOB David Simmons for submitting the How to Recognize Artists of Paintings, Magnolia Historical Society for hosting and to Thom Falzarano for organizing the show.

E.J. Lefavour

Tobey Seaport Properties Launches

We’re excited to share the news of our new family business adventure!
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Announcing the launch of
Tobey Seaport Properties LLC!

Dear Friend,

I’m pleased to announce the launch of Tobey Seaport Properties LLC, a new Gloucester real estate firm dedicated to providing unsurpassed customer service — whether you’re buying your first home, selling a sprawling home because it is time to downsize, or trading up to the sophisticated residence of your dreams, our team will give you the service and respect you deserve and will put yourneeds first.

And I’m proud of our team – Emily Tobey-DiMercurio, Frank DiMercurio, Jr., Melanie Tobey, Bob Tobey, Jr., and Jen Parisi Maniaci. They’re first-class, smart, and seriously fun, and we are standing by to help you meet your real estate needs. And if your real estate focus is on Gloucester – a city of unique villages, neighborhoods and waterfronts – we are equally proud to say that no one knows it better than Tobey Seaport Properties.

Buying or selling a home is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Let the Tobey Seaport Property team, with its people-centered approach, its use of advanced technology and service innovation, and its commitment to work hard for you, make your next real estate experience a satisfying and enjoyable experience.

Please check out our dynamic new website, www.tobeyseaportproperties.com , and don’t hesitate to give us a call at (978) 515-7647 – we’re standing by to serve you! And be sure to tell your friends and family about us, too!

Best,

Bruce Tobey
Founding Broker, REALTOR®

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"Glosta Skis" at Maine Adaptive Ski-A-Thon!

Hi Joey,

Brian Carlson (Gloucester Coast Guard Alum and Lover of All Things Gloucester) and myself were so very fortunate to be invited to participate in the 29th Annual Maine Adaptive Ski-A-Thon which is held each year at Sunday River.  For all of us Gloucester Folk who enjoy skiing, Sunday River is our winter mountain hangout.

Our “Glosta Ski” team was organized by Liz Neumeier (second from left in Team Photo).  She is an amazing Fundraiser and very active in our Gloucester Community, most prominently with the Gloucester Stage Company 

We needed one more member for our team and this lovely young woman, Julie, asked to join us.  Julie was born with only one leg.  She – with much enthusiasm – told us that she didn’t have a “disability” just a “different ability”.  Man, can she ski!

I pulled out a bunch of lobster buoys from my trash bag (nice touch!) to use as props for the Costume Contest.  Explaining that I was not sure how I planned to use them, Julie promptly picked one up and attached it to her belt – see photo.  She laughed and we all laughed with her!  It was quite a moment and the three of us followed her example and decorated ourselves with the buoys.  We had one left over, and Brian made this into “the baby”.  Julie won First Prize for Best Individual Costume.  She was so much fun and said, “You guys, can I be on Glosta Skis Team next year, too?”

We all have handicaps of some sort, not one of us gets out of this Life unscathed.  Isn’t it ALL about how we adapt to them?

It was a very uplifting and emotional event.  I am so proud that Gloucester was represented!

Thank you once again for all that you do!

Cheers!

Cindy Hendrickson

Where do you fall on the Whole Colbert/Park Thing

Anyone who has watched The Colbert Report more than once understands that his whole schtick revolves around being outlandishly satirical. This woman Suey Park claimed to have been a fan of the show for years but took offense to a bit he did in which he was poking fun of the Redskins owner for offering up a token amount of gifting to Native American Indians just after he said he would be sticking with the name some considered racist (The Washington Redskins). She started an internet petition to get The Colbert Report TV Show cancelled unless he apologized.  So Colbert making fun of The Redskins owner satirically was lost on this woman, or was it?  Did she not get the satire or did she see the opportunity to raise a big stink even though deep down she knew it was satire, the same satire he had used to poke fun at politicians for over a decade. Here’s more on that-

I don’t expect my mom to get the joke.  But someone that young and someone that supposedly has watched the show for years has to get it. Read the quote and tell me that that is a serious statement that anyone not using satire would use on national television. colbert You probably know where I fall on this-  Just another person that uses the internet to bully using political correctness and in this case it’s even more ridiculous because the victim, Colbert was using the example to make fun of the very same type of racism that you would think she would rail against. She’s no idiot, she knows this, but her desire to get “internet famous” is more important to her than recognizing publicly that he was poking fun of people she would consider racist.  If she’d watched the Colbert Report for all the years she did like she claimed there’s no way she didn’t understand his whole act of making outlandish statements to poke fun at the ones who would actually say them and mean them.

This tweet from Brad Fitzgerald-

Stupid people make me angry. . Satire is meant to highlight ignorance, but when you take it seriously, you just look stupid.

I don’t think Suey Park is stupid.  I think she completely understands that The Colbert Report was making fun of Dan Snyder but her desire to gain notoriety is more powerful than her desire to recognize that fact.

 

Tuesday April 1st , 2014 Cape Ann Weather..

Marine Forecast…
Tue N winds 15 to 20 kt…diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft.
Tue Night NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.

Today sunny with a few clouds highs in the 40′s…North winds 15-20mph with gusts to 30mph.. Tonight partly cloudy light North East Winds 5-10mph .. Lows in the lower 30′s…
Happy April Fools day :) thanks for viewing …..
GMG
Weatherman
Peter Lovasco

Hourly Forecast ….

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Community Stuff 4/1/14

The WOMEN’S COMMUNITY CLUB of MAGNOLIA will be holding an Easter Bake Sale on Saturday, April 19th from 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. in Jones Hall at the Magnolia Library Center at the corner of Lexington and Norman Ave. Magnolia.  All proceeds from this event will go to benefit the scholarship fund. Along with homemade baked goods there will gift baskets and raffles.

Please come and support this community endeavor.


The Gloucester High School Interact Club will host a Pizza Taste-Off this Wednesday April 2nd from 5:30-7:30 at the Cruiseport. Tickets will be available at the door!

$8 for adult, and $4 for children under 5 years old. All of the proceeds are going to the Interact Club’s Relay For Life team. Pizzas donated by Gloucester restaurants.