Monthly Archives: July 2014

Community Events: Sawyer Free Library, Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team, Cape Ann Community Cinema

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CAPE ANN VERNAL POND TEAM UPDATE

Rick Roth writes:

“Nice time at the Farmer’s Market on Thursday.  Great weather, great crowd.  Thanks to volunteers Colleen Anderson and John Gallagher.  And thanks to the crew from Art Haven, Amelia, Avery and Natalie, for leading the Kid’s activity.

 

Saturday was the Petco Reptile Rally.  Nathan Dubrow was there with his green tree python.  I had a few snakes there and it was a fun event. Thanks to the Petco people who helped us out: Amanda, Acacia, Zac and Caroline.

 

Saturday  July 26, 2014  Time 10am

Snakes of New England and the World- 1 hour live animal presentation.

Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Ave., Gloucester MA

 

Saturday  August 2,  9am-5pm

Book Fair at the Manchester Public Library

We’ll be there all day with a bunch of snakes and I believe that someone is going to lead a Kid’s activity.

 

Friday and Saturday  August 8-9  9am-5pm

Gloucester Sidwalk Bazaar, Main Street in front of the Sargent House, near Bananas, where we’ve been for several years.

Bunch of snakes.

 

So… we really need lots of volunteers for the next three weeks.  Remember, even if you can do an hour or two, it will give someone a lunch break or something.  These events are great exposure for us, so please get in touch and let me know that you want to help out.  Those of you that have been around for a while know that I can really pester people about volunteering to the point where they wish they were never born.  Don’t let this happen to you.  Volunteer.

 

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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CAPE ANN COMMUNITY CINEMA

Hello Kim,
Last push for this Friday’s Giggles Glosta Comedy Show Featuring Artie Januario, Ira Proctor, and Graig Murphy.

CAPE ANN COMMUNITY CINEMA

BLURB:
Join us for the next GIGGLES GLOSTA comedy night on Friday, July 25 at 8:00pm!

Host Graig Murphy performs with a pair of nationally known comedy stars – Artie Januario and Ira Proctor. Known as the “funniest pharmacist”, Januario is one of the most well known and respected comedians in the area who makes any show a resounding success. Proctor has taken his comedy show across the states and overseas receiving rave reviews. Host Graig Murphy is one of Boston’s Up and Coming performers.

Tickets for these shows are $25 general admission, $22.50 for Cinema Members. Advance tickets are preferred.

photo caption: Giggles Glosta’s Comedy Show featuring Graig Murphy, Ira Proctor, and Artie Januario, Friday, July 25 @ 7:30pm

Many thanks,
Anne-Marie

Diane Blue joins The Dave Sag’s Blues Party tomorrow night @ The Rhumb Line. 8:30pm to 11:30pm 7.24.2014

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This thursday, let’s welcome back the one and only Octomom of the blues: Ms. Diane Blue. A master of the harp and vocal half pipes, we’re callin’ in a special hazmat team in to deal with the proceedings.
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First, there’s Mr. Pete Henderson, a fine, water-cooled 50 caliber guitarist, to chase away your demons, then adding Mr. Joe Bargar, a relentless air hammer, on keys, and Ms. Kathy Berkley,drummbler, to chop some wood for ya. Of course,I’ll be on base. I haven’t had these cats up here for a long while, and  I’m really quivering with anticipation. It’ll be great night! 8:30 to 11:30 at the Rummie.

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40 Railroad Ave
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
(978) 283-9732

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ This week’s special guest are Julie Dougherty with Woody Woodward. 8-11pm 7.23.2014

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This Week:
Fresh Baked Haddock, $12.95!

Wednesday, July 23th
Special Guest: 
JULIE DOUGHERTY!!

Julie Dougherty has recently released her third CD, The Sweet
Unraveling
.  This disc begins yet another chapter in a full and
rewarding career of writing and performing as one of the finest
divas in New England’s substantial folk/pop arena. With over 30
years as a career singer-songwriter, Julie has well established
herself as a respected and loved performer in the region’s folk
scene. In addition, Julie has enjoyed extensive forays into the
music scenes of Nashville, Texas, and Los Angeles.  Read more
on her website… http://www.juliedougherty.net/


Woody Woodward accompanies Julie this week, and is a veteran working bassist
with 30+ years on stage and in the studio. Beyond his extensive work with Julie,
Woody has performed and recorded with a long list of artists including The Shaw
Brothers
, Tommy MakeemConspiracyTriadCutts RoadThe Fabulous
Clams
 and others. Woody performed in the studio band for the TV series
“Songwriters In The Round”, backing artists such as Chris SmithersNoel Paul
Stookey
Al Kooper and many others. Woody has performed around the US,
Canada, Japan, and Hong Kong.
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Fresh Baked Haddock, $12.95!
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Upcoming…
Fozzie Hill

Allen Estes

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

Burnham’s Field renovation update July 22, 2014

Why is a grown man sliding down the slide of the new “tot” play structure? It’s project manager Steve Winslow with this week’s video update on the renovation of Burnham’s Field in Gloucester, Mass. Interview by John McElhenny of the Friends of Burnham’s Field. http://www.burnhamsfield.org

While There’s No Such Thing as a Bad Beach….

Yesterday, during a miraculous 30 minute session of sitting still at the beach, I fired off this short little post about Beach Pros and Cons….as I was contemplating which beach is “best” for my boys (ummm….and me).

http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2014/07/22/does-size-really-matter/

So, today, I invite you to participate in this little summer poll

 

Please comment with additional answers if you’d like as it is impossible to adequately include all kinds of beach experiences!

 

 

 

WTF Wednesday!

The First Look at the

Japanese Poop Museum

http://www.viralnova.com/japanese-poop-museum/

I hope they

have an online store. I’d love to get me one of those hats.

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Blueberry Cake Cookies

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Blueberry Cake Cookies

Last week I received a phone call from friends that were on their way to the Gloucester area, for the day and were planning to stop by for a quick visit.  Excited for their arrival,  I went straight to the panty to see what sweet confection I had to serve with Iced coffee.  Remembering how fast and delicious the PB&J cookies recipe using a boxed cake mix is, ( PB&J a recipe I posted a few months back using boxed cake mix), I decide to get creative with a boxed white cake mix and a small container of fresh blueberries I had on hand.  With fingers crossed and company expected to walk through he door in a few hours, I successfully created this yummy Blueberry Cake Cookie in less then and hour.  I’m looking forward to trying it with fresh raspberries next time!

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Fore Step-by-Step recipe details and photos click see more

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Updated:Updated:Updated: Times article: City health chiefs back continuing fluoride use By James Niedzinski Staff Writer GDT

The question was posed-
Dr Bakland can you give us some professional input on the taking Floride out of the drinking water debate?

I don’t know the first thing about it but lately I’ve been getting a ton of press releases on it.

Much like the “don’t get your kid vaccinated” push I don’t want to put out a bunch of statistics put together by pseudo scientists.

Can you shed some fact based light on the issue before it comes in front of the City Council?

Update: Dr Bakland’s Office Assistant Angela just called to tell me the Good Doctor is out of the office currently but she will relay the message

Update #2 The good Doctor has spoken.

I said I’d wait to hear from someone I knew and trusted that had a ton of experience in first hand dentistry to hear what they had to say on the Flouride in water issue. Dr Leif Bakland is my guy. If you know Dr Bakland then you know he doesn’t have any hidden agenda other than to put his patient care first. I value his opinion and he gave it-

Leif Bakland
HarborCoveDental.com

Submitted on 2014/07/21 at 10:43 pm
Hi Joey, evidently, fluoride is a hot topic. I will say that I am definitely for fluoridated water supply. It’s safe and effective. I’ve been in practice for over 30 years and have treated families from fluoridated and non fluoridated communities, there Is a difference!

There you have it. I have a feeling it doesn’t matter to those who already had their minds made up but I’m going with the local guy without an agenda and with over 30 years first hand experience.

Harbor Cove Dental, where all the cool kids get their teeth taken care of.


Updated 7/23/14

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July 23, 2014

City health chiefs back continuing fluoride use

By James Niedzinski Staff Writer

Gloucester’s public health leaders support the continued addition of fluoride to the city’s drinking water, but a local anti-fluoridation group is trying to have the mineral removed.

The debate surfaced earlier in Rockport, where voters at an upcoming Town Meeting will decide whether to put a fluoride question on a ballot for the next local election.

The issue was raised by the Cape Ann Fluoride Action Network, a group that is trying to remove fluoride from the city’s water, as well.

“Our mission is to educate the public on the dangers of fluoride and petition the city to remove fluoride from the drinking water,” said Tracey Chiancola, member of the action network and a Gloucester resident.

She said sodium fluoride first surfaced as a byproduct of the aluminum industry in the 1940s and 1950s.

“I became concerned we’re drinking this substance that’s toxic,” she said. From there, she reached out to doctors, dentists and members of various institutes. She said some problems caused by sodium fluoride include learning disabilities and brain development. She also said a majority of Europe has unfluoridated water, with similar rates in tooth decay.

In response, however — and in an effort to better educate the public about their view — Dr. Richard Sagall, who chairs the city’s Board of Health and Noreen Burke, Gloucester’s public health director say the benefits of fluoride are clear.

For the entire article at the Gloucester Daily Times website click here

You have to come see these works: Illuminating the world’s largest collection of America’s master luminist Fitz Henry Lane

Click for video with Cape Ann Museum Director Ronda Faloon-

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Cat Ryan writes-

RE-OPENING THE CAPE ANN MUSEUM with Director RONDA FALOON

Part 2 of 3: illuminating the world’s largest collection of America’s master luminist Fitz Henry Lane

 

 

In part 2 of touring the Cape Ann Museum, Director Ronda Faloon shares some of the NEW as we follow along with her. GET READY TO SEE THINGS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE.

The Cape Ann Museum’s focus on art and artists is everywhere.

The dramatically redesigned welcome area and exhibition galleries enhance access and connections. There are new windows bringing the outside in. New amenities (welcome desk! coat room! lockers! bathroom!) on the ground floor orient and encourage us to get ready to take a breath, stop and look.

Hundreds of legacy pottery shards with transferred text from the museum’s archives are tucked along four new walls in Diane KW’s new installation, At World’s End- The Story of a Shipwreck.

When the Cape Ann Museum re-opens in August, the world’s largest repository of Gloucester’s very own Fitz Henry Lane collection will be 10x brighter thanks to new installation and lighting design. There’s more to Lane still to be revealed. Thanks to higher resolution images and powerful new media, the museum is producing a state of the art catalogue raissone and research tool, The Complete Works of Fitz Henry Lane, that will glow with close ups, archives, artifacts and stories. Nothing though can take the place of standing close and viewing these beauties in person. As Joey insists, “You have to come see these!”

It’s a GMG mission to make sure everyone understands how amazing this museum is and how fortunate it’s here in Gloucester.

SAVE THE DATES

August 16 – Cape Ann Museum Reopening Gala

August 19- Museum reopens to the public

August 20 – Director’s Tour

August 21 – Members’ Reception

August 27 – Curator’s Tour

 

Cape Ann Museum website: www.capeannmuseum.org

 

More on Diane Chen http://www.dianekw.com/ and here Cape Ann Ceramics Festival’s 2nd ambitious promotion of the medium is coming up August 7 –September 1 www.capeannceramicsfestival.org

This is your Cape Ann MarketWATCH 7/17/14

If you’re in the Real Estate Game and not watching Kenny MacCarthy’s Cape Ann MarketWATCH you’re just plain loco.

Call Kenny for all your real estate needs buying or selling, he’s the man- 978-758-0983

Nobody is using technology to bring you this kind of analysis like Kenny does and that is my kinda Real Estate agent.

Friday evening
July 18, 2014

From: Gloucester
75 and comfortable

Hi Joey,

This week, we’re talking about:

  • Comparison of inventory: April vs. Now
  • 8 homes in Rockport, Gloucester and Manchester

 Click here for video.

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