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

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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

Interesting.

Here is the poster from the anti Flouride folks-

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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.

http://pages.rapha.cc/uncategorised/theatres-of-cross

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

Best,

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

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Boston Globe lists Gloucester Schooner Festival in “10 Ways to Spend Labor Day Weekend in New England”

After this spectacular article in the New York Times a couple of weeks ago, it’s nice to see this piece in the Boston Globe’s travel section listing 10 Ways to Spend Labor Day Weekend in New England.

 

Weekend Starts Tonight with FREE Harbor Loop Concert feat. What Time Is It Mr. Fox?

So you think the Schooner Fest starts tomorrow?  Think again.  You’ve gotta consider a free concert at Harbor Loop right in the heart of Gloucester’s waterfront, as the beginning of Schooner Fest. (Complete Schooner Fest Schedule here.  Henri Smith Tickets here)

Last year I saw crew coming off visiting schooners who were charmed by the Harbor Loop concert and astounded when I told them we have these every week. Thank you Bradley Royds!

So come on down to Harbor Loop tonight and party with one of the most creative local bands, What Time Is It Mr. Fox?

Music begins at 6:30pm with Piano Forte opening.  Just in case you’ve never seen Mr. Fox, read this:

“Time has come for Mr. Fox”
- Barry Thompson, Boston Herald

“Catch him as his star rises”
- Adam Feldman, Time Out New York (Critic’s Pick)

“a triumph of mood and style, an unforgettable musical, theatrical and emotional experience.”
- Edge

“can simmer in blues, tremble with high drama, and faint into a yawning croon”
- Michael Brodeur, Boston Phoenix

Friday is your last Chance to “Celebrate Gloucester” in the BIG TENT on the water

If you haven’t yet been to a concert at Cape Ann Marina’s Waterfront Pavilion, now is the time — and if you’ve been to a concert in this gorgeous waterfront venue, you know what I’m talking about.

It’s the perfect summer music experience — ask anybody who was at the packed James Montgomery show last Friday.

Henri Smith

Henri Smith

This Friday (8/29) we’re bringing in the same concert stage and state-of-the-art sound & lights for Henri Smith New Orleans Friends & Flavours to kick off Schooner Festival weekend — get tickets here.

There’s a wonderful parallel between James Montgomery and Henri Smith.  Both bandleaders are major talents, they love to surround themselves with the best players available and both are committed to furthering their musical traditions by nurturing young talent.

Henri is bringing Grammy-winning saxophonist and flautist Amadee Castenell (who appeared in the HBO hit series Treme) along with Berklee professor Herman Hampton and top New England Conservatory trombonist Eric Stilwell — 3 generations of top musicians on the same stage!

And Mile Marker One will have a full bar along with perfect summer food: Lobster Rolls, BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Sausage/Peppers/Onions and of course Clam Chowda!

Don’t let summer pass you by without dancing a second line with Henri and his stellar band at the largest waterfront tent in Gloucester!  Don’t wait until it sells out.  GET TICKETS NOW!

Amadee Castenell

Amadee Castenell

Herman Hampton

Herman Hampton

Amadee Castenell

Eric Stilwell

Eric Stilwell

Public art: Justin Desilva bookmark and seagull question

Hi Joey,

Artist Justin Desilva has completed several more crosswalks: Our Lady of Good Voyage, Lobsters, Howard Blackburn, and St. Peter’s Square.    He’s had several requests for a postcard or some take away about his temporary project. If you see him, ask for a bookmark. Some of the murals are at different stages in their installation process; you will see him going back and forth to different sites. As this project is temporary, Justin will remove his work at the conclusion of his exhibit.

There is a Google map http://goo.gl/maps/mc696 with updated locations and photographs.

Gloucester Counts Down to Kindergarten streamed across the Sawyer crosswalk. Congratulations GPS, Sawyer Free, CAM, Art Haven and YMCA in partnership with the Boston Children’s Museum for planning what looked like a stellar, joyous event.

Question: Does anyone know how to persuade the seagulls to forego their perch atop the light above the crosswalk by City Hall and Sawyer?!

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Sell Out Alert: A Few VIP Seats Left for Henri Smith YMCA Benefit on Friday 8/29 @ Cape Ann Marina’s Waterfront Pavilion (the BIG Tent)

JMB-WillieLast Friday’s James Montgomery show jam packed Cape Ann Marina’s Waterfront Pavilion (the BIG tent next to Mile Marker One) and VIP was sold out. The photo on the right shows how close the VIP seats are to the stage.

Wouldn’t you like to be this close to Henri Smith and his band New Orleans Friends & Flavours featuring Grammy-winning sax & flute player Amadee Castenell?

Henri_postcardYou can still get VIP seats (right here), but they won’t last long.  Plus you’ll be supporting Cape Ann YMCA Camp & Teen Services.

Don’t be one of those people who comes at the last minute and then complains that all the best seats are taken.  DO IT NOW!

Here’s a shot of the VIP section from behind the last row of VIP.
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Isn’t this where you want to be on Friday night to kick off the Schooner Festival?

Check out this video of Henri Smith’s sold out Mardi Gras 2013 concert at the Larcom Theatre in Beverly.

 

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

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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HALF OF GLOBE NORTH BEST BETS ARE IN GLOUCESTER THIS WEEKEND

Today’s Globe North Best Bets column features 4 events and the first 2 listed are in Gloucester.  Here’s what they say:

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Gloucester: Gloucester Stage Company closes its current season with August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “Fences.” The play tells the story of a former Negro baseball leagues star working as a garbage man in Pittsburgh in 1957. Thursday through Sept. 7. $35, $40. Gorton Theatre, 267 East Main St. 978-281-4433, www.gloucesterstage.com .

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Gloucester: The Celebrate Gloucester Benefit Concert Series presents blues artist James Montgomery, joined by Danielle Miraglia, Marissa Licata, Sax Attax Horns, and Willie Loco Alexander. Friday, 8 p.m. $25-$55. A portion of proceeds will go to The Open Door food pantry. Waterfront Pavilion, Cape Ann Marina, 75 Essex Ave. www.gimmelive.tv

Looks like the editors of the Boston Globe know where to go for top entertainment north of Boston.

Aren’t you glad you live here?

VIP SOLD OUT – But good seats still left for James Montgomery Open Door Benefit on Friday

Every ticket gets you a seat in the giant tent at Cape Ann Marina’s Waterfront Pavilion. It will be a long time before you can see blues legend James Montgomery with his full band PLUS a horn section.  And don’t forget about his special guests Danielle Miraglia, Marissa Licata (who recently toured with Jethro Tull) and Gloucester’s favorite music icon, Willie Loco Alexander.  Plus you’ll be supporting The Open Door — having fun & doing good.  You can’t get better than that!  Get your seats today before they sell out!

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In Case Anyone Missed The New York Times Article On Cape Ann…

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Hi Joey,
You probably saw this but just in case ! Do we love Cape Ann or what! Alice Gardner

Polishing Its Past and Preparing Its Future

AUG. 13, 2014

    Here’s the link-
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/17/travel/polishing-its-past-and-preparing-its-future.html?ref=travel&_r=1

    LAST MINUTE BLOCK PARTY UPDATE

    What will they think of next?  Circus performers, Dancers, Hula Hoops, Mary Poppins, Reptiles and more invade Main Street tomorrow night for this summer’s second block party — and what an extravaganza it will be (more info here).

    Here’s a list of entertainment by stage.

    And here’s a list of all the music by time.

    Here’s a list of participating restaurants & merchants.  Remember to make reservations if you want to get a table.

    And a big map with parking info right here.

    Everything you need to enjoy a night on the town in beautiful Gloucester!

    SELL-OUT ALERT: CASPIAN’S Pre-Sale nearly sold out in 1 day — if you want tickets get them now

    You may or may not know that major rock stars live right down the road in Beverly, MA.  CASPIAN, performed at Beverly’s Block Party last year, but mostly they tour the world.  On October 18, they’re celebrating their 10th year as a band with a special hometown anniversary concert at The Larcom Theatre.  Yesterday at noon, they offered pre-sale tickets to their fan-base, who turn out to be highly loyal — meaning the show is nearly sold out barely 24 hours later (most of the orchestra was sold out within an hour).  That’s what I mean when I say, “rock stars.”  So if you want to go to this once-in-a-decade event, get balcony seats now (right here).

    If you ever thought of doing a podcast- the App I produce mine on is now Half Off On iTunes

    I can’t even explain how awesome BossJock is for recording, editing and exporting podcast files.  I paid $10 for it.  It was the most expensive app I’ve ever bought and truth be told after having used it and seeing just how incredibly useful it is I would pay five times that amount if I had to replace it because it’s that good.  It is for Apple iOS devices.

    Right now it’s on sale for half off in the iTunes store. That’s $4.99 and that my friends is a steal if you are doing any type of podcasting.

    Here’s the link-

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    A great tutorial demonstrating just how easy it is-

    Here’s my demo too-

    LIVE VIDEO BLOGGING: Gloucester Blues Festival SOUND CHECK – Tickets Still Available at the Gate

    Perfect weather for extraordinary music.  Tickets still available at the gate.  Kids are only $5 and under 5 years old are FREE!

    ART EVERYWHERE . American Artists on billboards opens TODAY interactive map

    Cat Ryan submits-

    Hi Joey

    Art Everywhere Billboards opens across the country today. Here’s a link to the interactive map of locations http://arteverywhereus.org/Map

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    For GLOUCESTER, MA there’s a mash up poster for the entire Art Everywhere exhibit, rather than a single image. You can see it at 551-553 Washington Street Gloucester. Look for Homer’s Breezing Up on the 93 expressway by Dorchester.

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    The Fitz Hugh Lane’s Boston Harbor is in two locations, one near  Westborough, the other one along 495 near Wrentham/Plainview/Foxbourough.

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    Salem State College has the Hassam. Boston is the location of the Heade Giant Magnolias.

    Win Henri Smith Concert Tickets at the Sidewalk Bazaar

    HenriPoster_600Aurelia Nelson of North Shore 104.9 is doing it again … yup she’s bringing her prize wheel down to the Sidewalk Bazaar tomorrow (Thursday) and you can win 2 tickets to see Henri Smith New Orleans Friends & Flavours feat. Grammy-winner Amadee Castenell at the Celebrate Gloucester Benefit Concert to help raise money for the Cape Ann YMCA Camping & Teen Services.

    This concert kicks off Schooner Festival weekend on Friday August 29 at Cape Ann Marina’s Waterfront Pavilion (the BIG tent).

    Henri Smith has been helping the YMCA raise money for teen programs ever since the Y started sending local teens to help rebuild his hometown of New Orleans.

    These YMCA programs help nurture the potential of every child and teen as they improve our community’s health and well-being.  It’s an important cause worth supporting.

    Stop by the North Shore 104.9 booth (in front of Cape Ann Savings Bank) and spin the wheel.

    There’s no cost, no catch.

    Just spin & you could win to tickets to see Henri Smith, who almost always sells out when he performs on the North Shore!

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