Monthly Archives: July 2014

Live Blogging from the Lannon

Cigar and Rum Cruise on the Lannon

Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team Update

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We had a nice time at Summerfaire at the UU Church in Rockport on Saturday. Great weather, lots of people interested in our snakes. And courageous volunteers: John Gallagher, Colleen Anderson and Caroline from Petco. Thank you. And Terri Desmaris for inviting us.

We need some volunteers for Thursday. The Farmer’s Market is always a fun gig and the weather is supposed to be very nice. So… come over, help with our exhibit and check out the market.
Thursday July 17, 2014 3-6pm (I think)
Cape Ann Farmer’s Market, Stage Fort Park, Gloucester
We’ll be there with a bunch of snakes and the good people from Art Haven will lead the Kid’s Activity- painting wooden snakes.

Saturday July 19, 2014 1-3pm
Petco Reptile Rally at Petco at Gloucester Crossing
We’ll be there with a few snakes. Should be fun.

And then…
Saturday July 26, 2014 Time TBA
Snakes of New England and the World- 1 hour live animal presentation.
Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Ave., Gloucester MA

Meanwhile… this really cool vernal pond thing is about to take place, likely in the next week or two. The emergence of newly metamorphosed wood frogs. They look just like the adults except tiny. Like 1/2 inch. We’ll be doing a daytime field trip to see these guys soon. Nick Taormina is scouting the pond to see just when they start hopping. Keep watching your CAVPT emails for final details on this exciting outing. And don’t forget to volunteer.

Thanks, Rick

 

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New update for the Harbor Loop Concert Series 2014. Tommy and The Toys will be playing instead of Choctaw Rocket on 8/7/2014

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Updated/correction for The Harbor Loop Concert Series 2014
Gloucester, Ma.
Tommy and The Toys will be playing instead of Choctaw Rocket
The bands are scheduled for these dates, but things happen and unfortunately are subject to change.
Special thanks to Bradley Royds for putting this together and for the info. Plus all those that are involved with making this event happen.

 

WORLD PREMIERE VIDEO RELEASE: SOUL REBEL PROJECT – KING

We all know this area has a ton of music talent, and SOUL REBEL PROJECT is among the best. If you love true Roots Reggae, then you already know these guys well. If you’ve never had the chance to see them live, start kicking yourself now. After you recover, go to SoulRebelProject.com and see where the next big show will be. Ok, I love these guys for many reasons, one being that they are professionals at what they do, and then there’s the fact that they’ve become good friends, and they just keep getting better every year. Today just so happens to be the iTunes album release date for HIGHER PLACE (on VP Records), and the release of their first video KING. I shot and cut this video for the guys from a live show I taped this past spring. We never intended on making any particular video that night, just grabbing some footage, but here you have it. So watch the video, please share the link, then go check out the tracks on iTunes, you will become a fan instantly. Enjoy!!! (remember click the gear at bottom right for 1080hd)

Now head over to iTunes and get some magic!!

CLICK HERE TO GET TO iTunes: Soul Rebel Project

FOR YOU ANDROID PEEPS GET IT ON AMAZON FOR ONLY $8.99 HERE- SOUL REBEL PROJECT HIGHER GROUND

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Creamy Avocado Dressing / Dip

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Creamy Avocado Dressing/Dip

Having avocados on hand at all time when daughter Amanda is home from school is a must. Avocados are definitely a staple food in her diet. Each week we buy them by the bag at the market to make sure enough are on hand to satisfy her taste buds. Amanda tucks slices of them into her Panini sandwiches, enjoys them plainly diced for a light lunch, and fixes her all time favorite homemade guacamole often. A few days ago I got creative with a few over ripened avocado, leftover jalapeño pepper and Greek yogurt. The end result was amazingly creamy and delicious. It paired perfectly with a salad made with farm fresh lettuce, grilled chicken, yellow pepper and dried cranberries.  After the first bite , Amanda gave it a two thumbs up.  The next day I served the leftover dressing as a dip with fresh cut vegetables…it too was delicious!

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Creamy Avocado Dressing/Dip

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Fast and Able – Great Gloucester Fishing Vessels

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Getting Ready for the Gloucester Schooner Festival on Labor Day Weekend. 

FAST AND ABLE – Great Gloucester Fishing Vessels

By Gordan W. Thomas

Book at Main Street Arts and Antiques at 124 Main Street Gloucester MA

Fast and Able Schooners

Poster photo contains 41 Schooners and their dates of operation.

The Blackburn Challenge measured with Google Maps

So easy to measure distances with the new Google Maps-

The Blackburn Challenge measured with Google Maps-

Here’s how to do it-

Measure and calculate distance

You can measure the distance between two or more points on the map using Google Maps. For example, measure the distance between two cities. The instructions below are different depending on whether you have the new or classic Google Maps.

New Google Maps

To see the distance between points in the new Google Maps, use the right-click menu.

  1. Open the new Google Maps.
  2. Right-click on your starting point.
  3. Click Measure distance.
  4. Click anywhere on the map to create a path you want to measure. Click to add additional measuring points.
  5. [Optional] Drag a point to move it, or click a point to remove it.
  6. Look on the map and under the search box for the total distance.

When done, click the “X” in the card under the search box or right-click on the map and select Clear measurement.

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More info from Paul Morrison-

BLACKBURN CHALLENGE THIS SATURDAY: JULY 19, 2014

Posted on July 14, 2014 by Paul Morrison Leave a comment Edit Post

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You can still race. Registration closes at midnight tomorrow (Tuesday July 15). Do you want to challenge yourself to something not quite ordinary? Jump in a craft powered only by the paddle or oar in your hands and head north from Gloucester High School down the Annisquam then start turning right until you went all the way around and pulled into Gloucester Harbor and aim for the Birdseye plant and the Greasy Pole Finish?

You get a T-Shirt proclaiming your completion as well as pulled pork, beer and a band at Pavilion Beach.

Rubber Duck will be on the halfway-point boat anchored in Straitsmouth Gap to record your number as you go by. Yell the number out since she has very small eyes and no ears.

Sign up now. No walk-ons. Or come out to a viewing area anywhere on the Cape. The times are similar to a marathon. Fast boats make it in two to three hours whereas working dories take five to six hours. Cheer them on.

Here is a handy map. You can check out the list of boats already registers. 245 boats of all kinds, over 370 paddlers or rowers. Click link on this page to see current list of registrants.

Tuesday July 15th , 2014 Cape Ann Weather …

Marine Forecast ….
Tue S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of showers and tstms. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tue Night S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog. Showers likely with a chance of tstms. Some tstms may produce gusty winds…heavy rainfall and frequent lightning. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.

Weather Podcast :

http://www.spreaker.com:80/episode/4735046

Hourly Forecast :

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8 Day Forecast :

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My Guest Joe DelliCarpini From NWS Boston Sat Night 8Pm EST On Wicked Weather http://www.dtmwickedweather.com

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Pics from my Visit and Meeting With Joe DelliCarpini At NWS Boston in Taunton Ma Monday …

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