Monthly Archives: August 2014

Community Photos 8/22/14

Eric Schwartz forwards this photo of The Hard Merchandise-

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Wild Collins asks-

hi Joey
when I was a kids in the late 70′s  I remember going to west Gloucester
near Stoner Pier and seeing a big old wooden boat on land I was trying
to get some pic’s or info on it but cant
do you no anything about it
Thanks


Hi Joey,

This morning I watched as Homie, with incredible grace and style, came in for a perfect landing on the ball that tops our flagpole. He remained up there for a good ten minutes.

Enjoy!
~Bill O’Connor
North Shore Kid

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Ben Webster Piano Tuning Service

Ben Webster piano tuner ©Kim Smith 2014Looking for a fantastic piano tuner? Thanks to Tony Goddess’s, recommendation, we called Ben Webster. He was at our home the next morning! Not only did he do a beautiful job tuning our old desperately-out-of-tune Knabe, but he cleaned it as well.

Ben is returning to the North Bennet Street School in the fall for more advanced piano studies but he will still be available to tune your piano on Saturdays and weekends. Ben can be reached at webster.piano@yahoo.com.

Cleaning inside a piano ©Kim Smith 2014Some of the tools Ben uses for cleaning underneath the strings are mini-squeegees and toothbrushes.Piano cleaner squeegee ©Kim Smith 2014

Grandma Felicia’s Heirloom Tomato & Cucumber Salad

 

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Grandma Felicia’s Heirloom Tomato & Cucumber Salad

 

My grandparents had lush gardens that yielded an abundant amount of sweet vine ripened fruits and vegetables, including several varieties of tomatoes each year. Growing up Grandma Felicia’s Heirloom Tomato & Cucumber Salad made its way onto the table countless times, throughout the summer months. She cleverly paired this simplistic side salad with her famous unconventional sweet non acidic dressing. Her “Sweet Olive Oil Dressing”, perfectly balanced the flavors of the vine ripened Heirloom tomatoes, crisp cucumber and pungent red onion and oregano.  Make sure you serve the salad with a crusty wedge of Italian bread, so you can use the wedge of crusty bread to dip in the extra salad dressing left behind in the plate…we Sicilians call this act of dipping “Abbagnari” …Trust me on this one “a piece of Italian Bread soaked in this sweet dressing is Incredibly Delicious!  

 

IMG_0139 This morning I gave a live “Farm to Table” cooking demonstration at Applenton Farm highlighting Grandma Felicia’s Heirloom Tomato & Cucumber Salad Recipe

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Crosswinds Coffeehouse presents Muddy Ruckus Saturday 8/23 at 7:30 (Doors open at 7:00)

First Baptist Church Gloucester
38 Gloucester Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
Suggested Donation $10

Muddy Ruckus is led by one man band and songwriter “Muddy Ruckus” (aka Ryan Flaherty) – offering a flavorful stew of eclectic, original music. He parlays his skillful guitar chops and rambling vocals into sating and rebellious compositions, reflecting elements of americana, swing, punk, and New Orleans swamp n’ stomp. Muddy Ruckus also plays drums with his feet, rounding out the acoustic sound with rocking, percussive grooves. The songs tell a story from many cities, many nights, many kisses and many fights. A hand shake here, a trickery there… The music never lies yet always resting double sided in the morning light of meaning and sonority.

Contrary to playing solo, Muddy Ruckus is joined by upright bassist – Brian Durkin who lays down a burning low end and brings an untouchable energy of grass, rockabilly and punk elements that make resistance to crowd surfing nearly impossible. This kind of fiery chemistry that comes from two musicians is rare and ever so desirable in today’s live music galaxy.

Erika Stahl, lover of the blues and rock n roll, sings harmonies with Muddy Ruckus – a classy and provocative voice that brings grace and old time finesse to the “Mud”… a vocal “icing” on the cake if you will.

Muddy Ruckus is always topped off by a virtuosic soloist – violin, mandolin, guitar or accordion. Most active in the solo chair is violinist Phil Bloch and guitarist Mike Arciero. One can never be sure which of these players will be featured with Muddy Ruckus at any specific show. But one can always be sure there will be musical wizardry in each performance, which is something the “Ruckus” pride themselves on.

The band’s debut self titled CD will be released in October! You can get a preview at www.muddyruckus.com.

Event details at www.facebook.com/events/1482165608692437/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming.

 

The Second Annual Band Camp. Saturday & Sunday August 23-24 Essex, Ma.

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Join Cynthia Sweet and Peter Hoare as they host the second annual BAND CAMP/essex on their sprawling property in Essex, Massachusetts. This year’s event will take place a month earlier than last year and should allow for fun in the sun and a warmer night of camping.

BAND CAMP is a weekend of live music, fun friends, and camping that is not to be missed!

 

This year’s musical lineup will include Just Like Newman, The Joe Wilkins Band, Bradley Royds, Brian Jarvis and Chris Phillips.

Also, On Saturday afternoon, we will have a very special guest performance by Fozzie Hill. Fozzie doesn’t perform too often on Cape Ann, and when she does, she packs
them in, so we are honored to welcome her and introduce our campers to her! Fozzie will perform after 4pm.

Tickets are available through BrownPaperTickets.com, and just like last year, we have a suggested donation of $20. What does your donation cover, you ask?

1. Music – all musicians are paid. We believe that all musicians should be paid for performing, and what we are able to pay depends solely on how many people attend and how many actually make the suggested donation.

2. Beer – like last year, we will be providing a couple of kegs of beer.

3. Porta-Potties – there are a lot of people in one spot, so we make sure we have plenty of places to “go”.

4. Insurance – not glamorous, but a necessity.

5. Incidentals – like plates, napkins, condiments, ice, wood to build the stage, light rental, etc.

6. Fire extinguishers – since we are doing this in the middle of summer this year – and it has been dry – we need to provide several fire extinguishers where ever there are campfires.

You get the picture. It costs money to have fun.

Chris Langathianos

Jenny Dee and The Deelinquents.Tonight @ The Rhumb Line.9:30pm.8.22.2014

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Quotes
“For what it’s worth to my ears, this version of SSA is one of the best versions I’ve heard. It’s how The Ronettes or Shangra La’s would approach it. Very cool stuff!!” – Paul Kopf, Magic Christian
“It’s fantastic…And what an insight for me. Mainly, because I never realized The Four Tops influence when I wrote it. But it’s obvious…because of their version. Thanks a whole lot for hippin’ me to it!” – Cyril Jordan, Flamin’ Groovies
“I’m fascinated by the fact that you guys are doing material that’s inspired by the things we did with Phil Spector in the ’60′s. I think it pays tribute to a classic sound which will always be fresh and which will never become dated over time.” – LaLa Brooks, The Crystals

Setting up for tonight’s Benefit Concert with James Montgomery Band for the Open Door

Vickie Van NessSent from my phone
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Cape Ann Farmer’s Market In Top 100 Nationwide!

Niki Bogin submits-

Hey GMG!

As the keepers of all things amazing about Cape Ann, I wanted to let you guys know that The Daily Meal has complied a list of the top farmers markets in the country, and out of 4000 in the nation, we have been in the top 100 two years running. Even more exciting is that we are one of only a handful in New England to make the list, with the CAFM poised as the #1 in our region.

It looks like this year it was Trupiano’s sausage that put us over the top, which is completely understandable!

Cheers to all and see you on Thursday at Stage Fort!

Niki
http://www.thedailymeal.com/101-best-farmers-markets-in-america-slideshow

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Friday August 22nd , 2014 Cape Ann Weather…

Marine Forecast :
Today NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Tonight NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Water Temp 70°
Beach : 3 onshore flow / few showers and sprinkles this am .. Mostly cloudy .. Fog / drizzle . Beach Temps 65-70° for highs ..

Pod Cast Weather :

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http://www.spreaker.com:80/episode/4878622

Hourly Forecast :

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2014 Magnolia Road Race – This Saturday Morning @ 8:30AM

Hi Joe,

The weather looks great for Saturday’s races.  On-line registration is now closed, but runners can register at the Library on Saturday starting at 7:30AM.  I will be in the gym area Thursday night from 7-8:30PM to hand out shirts and numbers to the pre-registrants and to sign new runners up at the discounted price.  For those who don’t plan to run, we will have a pancake breakfast starting at around 8:30 and everyone can walk down the hill to watch/participate in the group pier jump.  The tide is just right!

Best,

Randy

For All The Info-

http://www.magnolialibrary.org/

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Gloucester Sports Legend Randy Oneil

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