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Well Lookey Here- Local Gloucester And Rockport Dentists Support The Use Of Flouridation


Letter: Local dentists stand behind fluoridation

To the editor:

We, dentists of Rockport and Gloucester, favor the continued use of community fluoridation in these towns to help prevent tooth decay.

Many measures are useful maintaining the oral health of our citizens, most notably community fluoridation with its proven track record for fighting tooth decay. Manipulating drinking water fluoride levels to fight tooth decay has been shown repeatedly to be safe, effective, and comparatively inexpensive. Additionally, practically all members of our communities receive fluoridation’s therapeutic benefits regardless of socioeconomic status.

For the entire letter to the editor click here to view it at The Gloucester Daily Times website


Here is the poster from the anti Flouride folks-


GloucesterCast With Guest Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 8/31/14

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GloucesterCast With Guest Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 8/31/14

Topics Include: Toby Pett Looking Svelte In His Black Shirt, Ladies Man Toby Pett, Contributor Of The Week, Craig Kimberley’s Birdseye Demo and USCG Barque Eagle Drone Videos, The Schooner Adventure Progress, Greg Bover, The Schooner Adventure Business Model, Peter Bent Running The Show On The Adventure Today, The Bluenose II Question, Barry Pett and Marty Luster Go Behind The Scenes For The Gloucester Fireworks Set Up, The Gloucester Fund, Hosting The Schooners, The Question- Does Schooner Festival Exists If People Don’t Come To See the Schooners?, Local Traffic, Parking IMO Is A Non-Issue, Sailing Activity In Gloucester Today vs 25 Years Ago, Football Season, Question- Can Tom Brady Still Have As Much Focus and Will To Win As A Young QB Without A Superbowl Win?, Market Basket Re-Opening But Let’s Not Forget The Great Employees At Stop and Shop, Labor Day Schooner Festival Fireworks Were Awesome, Boat Horns.





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Live Blogging The 2014 Schooner Race With Play Action Call From Daisy Nell!

We will be posting live race results as they come in from the committee boat.

Just in:

1:41 “All boats have started the race. Tensions are high!”

2:35PM “Sugar being Towed In Damage To Forstay. Ocean reporter Towing In.”

2:38PM Adventure Heading For The Mark. Haze Coming In, wins change.  American eale Ahead, Then Roseway.”


2:40 Liberty Clipper


2:42 Roseway Overtaking The Lannon


2:44 Brilliant, Roseway, and Lannon


2:49 This Is Liberty Clupper Brilliant Looks Like A First.


2:51PM Al Bezanson’s Green Dragon Heeling Way Over, one entire lap ahead of Redbird.


3:02 American Eagle Crossing the Finish Line


3:32 Estela


4:16 USCG Barque Eagle Leaving


Community Photos 8/31/14

Hi Joey,

Attached is a photo I shot at Rockport’s Front Beach this evening, Wed, Aug 27th.  My humble social network is likin’ in… hope you will as well

Matt Cegelis

Cegelis Art Group


Gordon Webster submits-

Hi Joey,

My name is Gordon and I’m a fine art photographer specializing in New England. I thought your readers might be interested in the images from my recent photo shoot around Cape Ann. I’ve created a collection of them with a vintage vibe that I used to try to capture the kind of romance and nostalgic atmosphere of Cape Ann’s fishing community.

I love your blog and follow your updates on Facebook, and I would be thrilled to have some of my photos of Cape Ann featured on it.

Here is the link to the Cape Ann photo set.

Best, Gordon


Sticky Fingers

Pineapple Coconut Cakes at Sticky Fingers Bakeshop! Stop by for Labor Day Weekend treats!
7 Pleasant street or Main Street inside Brown’s Mall


Lisa Wensberg submits-

Hi Joey:

Thought you may like this photo.  Fairly beautiful of the Annisquam side of town one of the few cloudy days we had this summer.

2014-08-04 17.56.00

ABOARD THE USCG BARQUE EAGLE / photos from Anthony Marks

Gloucester Schooner Festival – Friday From Elinor Teele

The Adventure going out and the Eagle coming in…

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Lisa freed submits-

Still wish she’d sailed in, but worth the wait.

The USCG Eagle


Hi Joey,

I was aboard the Adventure as she joined the Lannon, Ardelle, Coast Guard boats and others to welcome the Coast Guard Barque Eagle to Gloucester on Friday.

She is a beauty!    I hope everyone has an opportunity to see the Eagle while she is in port.  Captain Stephan Edick took the helm for our spectacular sail.  Here are 

some photos of our day aboard the Adventure including the newly renovated fo’c’sle, We had some youngsters eagerly helping to hoist the sails and man the helm. 5

Enjoy the Schooner Festival!

Mary Barker

Community Stuff 8/31/14

Schooner Festival Sunday-


Schedule of Events: Sunday, August, 31, 2014
10:30am-12:00 noon:  Parade of Sail
11:00am-1:30pm: Shuttle Bus to Eastern Point Light
1:00pm: Start of Mayor’s Race

3:00pm: Departure of the U.S. Coast Guard Barque Eagle

6:00pm-8:00pm: Reception and Awards Ceremony 

Silver Season – 25th Anniversary of The Writer’s Block with John J. Ronan

Premier program to be taped at the Cape Ann Museum

Join Cape Ann TV and Gloucester resident John Ronan to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the award-winning series The Writer’s Block. The anniversary episode will consist of a panel discussion filmed in front of a live audience in the Cape Ann Museum Auditorium on Wednesday, September 3 at 1:30 p.m. This program is free and open to the public.

The Silver Season begins with a panel of distinguished visual and print media professionals talking about the roles of electronic media and print in American Culture. “PIXELS AND PRINT: The Word in an Electronic Age” will be hosted by Mr. Ronan. The panelists will be Ray Lamont, editor of the Gloucester Daily Times, former poet Laureate Rufus Collinson, Erich Archer, Executive Director of Cape Ann TV and a longtime television and film producer, and Sinikka Nogelo, a former Executive Director of Cape Ann TV and a distinguished artist. Daisy Nell and Captain Stan will provide music.

The Writer’s Block with John J. Ronan is one of the oldest, continuously-running public access shows in New England. In 2005, The Writer’s Block was awarded First Prize for an Educational Program Series by the New England Cable Television Association.

The Cape Ann Museum has been in existence since the 1870s, working to preserve and celebrate the history and culture of the area and to help keep it relevant to today’s audiences. More than 20,000 local, national, and international visitors come each year, and more than 9,000 adults, children, and families attend the Museum’s extensive program offerings annually.

Spanning 44,000 square feet, the major cultural institution on Boston’s North Shore also has two historic homes: The White-Ellery House (1710) and the Captain Elias Davis House (1804) as well as two sculpture parks in the heart of Gloucester’s Downtown.

Marriage Proposal During Last Thursday’s Harbor Loop Concert

Hey Joey! I was just on your website and I saw that you were covering the last harbor loop concert of the year last night! My fiancé proposed to on stage during the concert thanks to “What Time Is It, Mr Fox?” and I heard that it was being photographed and filmed for local news. I was wondering if you were one of the people covering it? Please let me know!

Adult Education Classes at Wellspring House

Registration for FREE adult education classes at Wellspring House in Gloucester is happening now for our Fall Session. Classes begin Monday, September 15 and we have an information session at 302 Essex Avenue on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm or call ua to arrange an appointment and tour.

Wellspring House’s Adult Learning Initiative (ALI) provides 8 weeks of FREE classes in Computer Skills, Career Development, English and math for women and men interested in passing the high school equivalency test, returning to school or finding a career. Classes are 8:45 a.m. -12:30 p.m., Monday – Friday and study time is 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Please call the Recruitment & Enrollment Coordinator for more information at (978) 281-3558, ext. 304. Wellspring House is located at 302 Essex Ave., Gloucester, MA.  FREE local transportation is available.


Dory #4 Arrived Safely

Dory #4 was built by youth apprentices last year under the tutelage of boatbuilders Jeff Lane and Graham McKay at Lowell’s Boat Shop and Museum in Amesbury, MA. She arrived in Gloucester Thursday evening after a row over from Woodbridge Island on the Merrimack River. Jack Kulik, 17, one of the apprentice builders, and I rowed her the twenty or so miles to be at the Schooner Fest. The dory is feeling very much at home being currently tied up over at the dinghy dock near the stern of the schooner Adventure. Thousands of Lowell built dories served in the Gloucester Schooner fishing fleet. They were carried on schooner decks and lowered away to fish on the Grand Banks. A big shout out to the amiable Gloucester gig rowers who welcomed us to their table on our arrival! Huzzah! They also assisted by loaning us a trailer with which enabled us to bring over a whaleboat from the Charles W. Morgan whaleship for a dockside exhibit at the Schooner Fest. The whaleboat is at the Heritage Center through Monday. Alice Twombly, Waterfront educator, Lowell’s Boat Shop and Museum

The United States Coast Guard Barque EAGLE’s eagle was carved by local Rockport Marine Architect and Artist, Robert Lee Perry, in 1976

Betsy Works forwards
Hi Joey,

I had the privilege of visiting Rockport Marine Architect and Artist,
Bob Perry, as he was putting the finishing touches of small gold leaf
detail on this enormous and magnificent eagle sculpture which he was commissioned to create for The United States Coast Guard Barque EAGLE.

"The United States Coast Guard Barque EAGLE’s
eagle was carved by Robert Lee Perry in 1976 from
Brazilian mahogany, replacing a fiberglass version;
3340 pounds, thirteen feet long."
(Source: Facebook post by Tim Sullivan Photography)

Cape Ann folks should know we have a great
local connection to The USCG Barque Eagle and see
closely Robert Perry’s "Eagle" masterpiece sculpture


Gloucester to the World

Paul Boudreau forwards-

Hey Joey,

Can you share with your readers?

Just wanted to let you know, Rapha has released some photos from their project “Theatres of Cross”. 

This project from a UK-based company has put Gloucester into a category with race venues in Roubaix, France; Koksijde, Belgium and Nobeyama, Japan.

I’ll have info soon about how Gloucester residents can see these images and more over our race weekend on 27 & 28 September.


Paul Boudreau | bikes: advocacy & promotion
Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike – John F. Kennedy


Boat light parade aboard the Hurricane 2 For Only $15


Hi Joey: Hoping you could post something about our fireworks cruise here at Cape Ann Whale Watch aboard the” Hurricane 2″!! Once again we have been chosen to be the judges boat for the boat light  parade. Our cruise will depart Rose’s Wharf at 7:30 with boarding at 7:00. The cost of the trip is $15 per person (cash only) which includes synchronized patriotic music to the fireworks by DJ Tracey F. Sousa. His selection of music is dedicated to my father the late Capt. Fred Douglass. This was my dad’s favorite weekend of the summer as he was one of the chambers original members of the Schooner committee which started this weekend. The trip will also include a cash bar along with a cash snack bar. People are welcome to bring their own munchies if they wish, just no alcohol. Happy Labor Day and keep up the good work at Good Morning Gloucester!!

Regards, Capt. Jim Douglass


Don’t You Have Better Things To Do Than Get Eaten By a Shark In Cape Cod? It’s Schooner Festival weekend In Gloucester!!!!

You know you can avoid getting eaten by a shark in Cape Cod by attending Schooner Festival this weekend don’t you.  The way I see it, it’s your only option really (unless of course you’re one of those thrill seekers who like to jump in shark tanks and cages with lions in which case by all means head on down to the trafficky Cape Cod).


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Marty Luster Photo

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