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Wednesdays with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line ~ Special Guest: Allen Estes 8-11pm

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This Week:
Prime Rib, $12.95!
Wednesday, August 20th
Special Guest:
ALLEN ESTES!!


We all know who the great Allen Estes is, so there isn’t much
for me to say except, if you’re interested in an evening of
wonderful music and entertainment, I’d expect to be saying
hello to you in person at the Rhumb Line this Wednesday! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Awesome food prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Prime Rib, $12.95! (while they last)
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Upcoming…
Bradley Royds

Bill Gleason

JB Amero
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Looking forward……to seeing you there!  :-) ~ Fly

Cheryl Arena plays the Thursday Night Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line 8:30-11:30 August 21st.

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It’s a pleasure to have back that rascal of the blues: Ms. Cheryl Arena. A great vocalist and harpist, she’s sure to have you shakin’ your tootsies all over the dance floor. We weren’t sure she was gonna make it, since she accidentally overdosed on Polish Fly last week and nearly broke her arm bowling. However, rest assured, all is well in bloozeland and we got the band to prove it. She’s bringing along Pete Henderson on guitar. Pete’s a real treasure and hasn’t been here in a long time. He’s killer! Forrest Padgett handles eggbeater duties, and I, Salmon Dave Sag provide cosmic relief.

Cheryl Arena

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And Friday night I’ll be down to Guiseppe’s eating pizza with Orville Giddings and who knows who else. But I think Marque Earley and Steve Chaggaris are the great unknowns. We’re gonna have a 120 volt contest, see who can last the longest. Free sparring partner for any of you over the age of 50! Seeya there!

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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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Fred’s Takeaway from Saturday’s Block Party

Shelley4390wmYes, there were massive crowds on the street, but the the 150+ people I appreciated most were the folks who came in to encourage me with my battle with cancer and the attack by a gangrenous appendix. Tugboat Captain Doug walked right up to me behind the desk to give me a big bear hug. I thought I was going to get mugged, as he was clean shaven and unrecognized at first. City Councilor Sepatia thrust my rollator/walker aside to give another hug and kind words. Reiki Master Karen Pischke made a promise to bring the resources of her Dreamtime Wellness treatment to me at home. Shelley (with PT/OT calzones) from Den-Mar Rehab, one of my prime physical therapists, came by with half a dozen of her best friends,. Then three nurses from Mass General charged in and offered their support too.

I’d like to thank Valerie Marcley, long time organizer in charge of the Block Parties, for her hard work on the event, her sensitivity, and for being a good friend. She was there cleaning up long after I had gone home. Lastly, I want to mention my “Gyotaku” fish print artist Patrick Horgan, who just happened in from Seabrook, N.H. I convinced him to set up his display outside the gallery. It’s always a pleasure to work with Pat, and he escorted and drove me safely thru the darkness to the refuge of my home in Rockport. Cape Ann is a very special community that cares. They’ll always have your back.

GloucesterCast With Guest Paulie Walnuts Frontiero and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 8/17/14 #GloucesterMA

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GloucesterCast With Guest Paulie Walnuts Frontiero and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 8/17/14

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Topics Include: Guest Paulie Walnuts Frontiero,Gloucester Schooner Festival Website, Coast Guard Eagle, Patriot Act , Tracey Arabian Comes Through,Waterfront Festival, Rusty Kinunnen,Block Party, Mark McDonough and Valerie Markeley resign from Block Party Committee, Asking Musicians To Play For Free,Pebble Beach Sign,Fine For Taking Beach Rocks, Block Party Altercation, Thankless Volunteerism, Gloucester Downtown Group, Beauport Princess, Trying To Figure Out How To Broadcast The Schooner Race Action, Schooner Virginia, The Black Dog Schooner Is The Alabama (Joey Called It Wrong),Kudos To Tom Ellis and Harold Burnham, Art Rocks, Hit Rate On Reported Found Art Rocks, Glosta Rocks.

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GMG FOB Mary Tucker

Mary Tucker ©kim Smith 2014GMG regular readers, and especially our contributors, know Mary through her always kind and engaged comments. Well, she’s just as nice and kind-hearted in person, and has a wicked sense of humor, too!

Mary’s ancestors are McLouds and Wonsons and she spent her childhood summers on Rocky Neck and East Gloucester. Although she presently lives far off-island, she keeps in touch with Gloucester all thoughout the year by reading GMG and comes “home” as often as time allows. So wonderful to meet you Mary!

Fabulous French Toast The Market Restaurant ©kim Smith2014Fab French Toast at the Annisquam Market

Succulent container garden ©Kim Smith 2014Annisquam Market Mini Container Garden Planted with Succulents and Fresh Herbs

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!

A Wealth of Resources for Sure!

For the last few summers I have come out of summer retirement to run a two-week summer session at the Harborlight-Stoneridge Montessori School.  The camp is focused on both Marine Science and Maritime History and the goal is to get the kids out on the water/waterfront as much as possible.  I am fortunate that my boys have that opportunity often and that they are naturally drawn to the ocean and all it has to offer.  That having been said, I know that isn’t true for all children who are growing up in this area.  Most importantly, I wanted to help educate these children on the history of the fishing industry and how important the ocean is to the community’s livelihood and to the creatures that call it home!

This year’s camp was a large success thanks to many local businesses.  I’m happy to be able to fire off a quick post to thank some of those places/individuals.

While one day took us into Boston to explore the New England Aquarium and watch a Journey to the South Pacific IMAX movie, all other days were spent outside experiencing the waterfront hands-on.

Our students spent a couple of days aboard the Sea Station vessel, Endeavour, in Salem Harbor.  This unreal floating classroom afforded us the opportunity to haul lobster traps, observe ocean life in its giant glass holding tank, sink the underwater camera to observe the ocean floor and eel grass beds + observe our discoveries on the giant flatscreen TV, and preform beach landings on Misery Island to go hiking, swimming, and tidal pooling. If you haven’t explored Misery Island, you’re missing out!

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We had a fantastic day at the Nahant Marine Science Center where the children were given the opportunity to become scientists while recording their tide pool findings and the properties of the water in small groups.  They also had a wonderful tour of the facilities and the gorgeous property that the science center calls home. The Northeastern graduates/students that took care of our group were fabulous!

Nahant Marine Science Center

One day was spent onboard Cape Ann Whale Watch’s vessel, the Hurricane.  We saw several humpback whales and enjoyed a fantastic trip.  The naturalists, as always, added a wonderful educational component with small group lessons throughout the trip in addition to the narration while observing the whales.

Cape Ann Whale Watch

We greatly enjoyed a morning at Maritime Gloucester and were incredibly pleased with the workshops that Mary Kay had planned for our students…who ranged in age from 1st grade to 8th!  Maritime Gloucester was, as always, a must-do on our excursion list!

Maritime Gloucester

We enjoyed a visit from a wonderful artist named Kathy Abbott, who helped the children learn about caring for our beaches, waterfronts, and oceans while adding the element of art.  Learning about the Angry Ocean Project inspired many of our students to go home and create masterpieces of their own with debris the discovered on local beaches.

Angry Ocean Project

We headed North to the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, NH where we did a self-guided tour of the exhibits, participated in a 60 minute Whale presentation (the highlight of which was definitely seeing the entire skeleton system of the Fin Whale that washed ashore on Cape Hedge Beach several years ago) and then explored the rocky shore of Ordione State Park with a naturalist who helped the children learn about all of the amazing things they found in the tide pools.  Stunning scenery!

Seacoast Science Center

Captain Steve Douglas, from Cape Ann Harbor Tours, agreed to a custom designed trip on his King Eider.  I really wanted the students to see the waterfront from the water.  I asked Steve to point out the many different types of vessels that call Gloucester Harbor home and to explain the different type of fishing gear that we saw along the way.  I wanted the children to get a feel for the history and the diversity of the fleet.  They also learned about the Cut Bridge and Annisquam River, Cape Pond Ice, the schooners, the state fish pier, the auction house, Capt. Joe and Sons (of course), Ten Pound Island, and so, so much more.

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And a day that exceeded all expectations was the day that we visited the NOAA offices up at Blackburn Circle.  I was floored with the presentation and hands-on activities that had been prepared for our visit and the number of staff that was able to make themselves available to work with our students.  With several different learning stations, knowledgable staff, a large inflatable whale, an amazing interactive game that helped the children learn about sustainability, and much more, hey truly went above and beyond to help educate our students.  Their efforts were a perfect match for what I was hoping to achieve throughout the summer session.  I can’t thank them enough!

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This summer session served as yet another reminder of the wealth of resources that we have in our area.  How lucky we are to be able to take advantage of such a wide array of fun and educational resources.  I am well aware, that a longer camp session could have visited so many other amazing destinations and that the places I have included are certainly not the only amazing choices that we have.  There’s always next year :)

 

#1 Chef Rosalie Harrington! ~ Seafood Throwdown Snapshots

Rosalie Harrington Seafood Throwdown Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2014The competition was close; I think Rosalie won by only one point and ALL was wonderfully delicious! The mystery fish was dogfish. Both Rosalie and Paolo Laboa did a superb job in their 45 minute window of time to cook.

Peter Van Ness Paolo Laboa Seafood Throwdown Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2014

Peter VanNess and Paolo Laboa

Rosalie Harrington Seafood Throwdown Gloucester Ma ©Kim Smith 2014

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Seafood Throwdown Judges Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2014Esteemed Judges

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Rosalie Harrington Paolo Laboa Seafood Throwdown Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2014And the Winner Is!

Ethan Seafood Throwdown Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2014Rosalie’s grandson Ethan made this sign for his grandmother, with plans to give it to her whether she won or not. I guess he must love his Nonni’s cooking!

More snapshots from the Farmer’s Market tomorrow.

Tonight! DAVE SAG’S BLUES PARTY WITH SPECIAL GUEST: Evan Goodrow 8:30 to 11:30pm @ The Rhumb Line. 8.14.2014

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   We’re opening up the bomb bay this week to allow Mr. Evan Goodrow to  fall on your brain stem. He of the handsome visage and huge pecs is ready and willing to take you to another dimension of sight and sound,where the naiads frolic to the boogie beat. Mr. G is a killer guitarist and vocalist. You must know this by now. He’s bringing along that fabulous Irish Ace of Pace, Mr. Benny Benson to chop some wood. And I, Salmon Dave Sag will be on base dooties. Smelling salts recommended.

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Many busy executives ask me: who’s coming soon? So, here’s a rundown of upcoming events: Aug. 21  Ms. Cheryl Arena, harp and vocals, with the all star cast of Pete Henderson, rippin’ guitarist and Forrest “Frosty” Padgett on whips and chainsAug.28: the big one with The Flying Amero Brothers, featuring both J.B. and Fly! Dave Mattacks drums. Come cry in your beer!Sept. 4 Chris “Stovall” Brown with? We’ll be in orbit!

Sept. 11 A new singer! Danielle I didn’t write down her name, But Bob enik insists she’s the greatest. I”ll get back to you! jim Gambino pokes keys and Steevee Chagarris drums.

Sept.18 The Three Stooges, featuring Edd Scheer, Ricky “King” Russell and Mario Perrett

Sept.25 The Tootin’ Torquemada of the Tenor, Mr. Andrew Clark with Mike DiBari on glitar

 
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Community Stuff 8/14/14

34th Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival…This Weekend!!

Gloucester Waterfront Festival

Over 200 Booths of American made

Arts, Crafts, Foods and Live Music
Just in time for Tax Free Weekend!

Perfect Seaside Festival with something for everyone to enjoy!

Come and meet the artisans at the 34th annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival

The historic Stage Fort Park along Gloucester Harbor will blossom into the colorful

34th Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival on

Saturday, August 16, and Sunday, August 17, 2014.

Exhibitors in Gloucester
Gloucester Exhibitors

A collection of over 200 Juried artists and artisans, craftsmen and craftswomen, food vendors, authors and musicians from throughout the United States will display and sell their unique creations.

Exhibits include fine jewelry, pottery, custom signs, quilts, decorative painting, fleece, photography, wood burning,
stained glass, handbags, etchings, floral design, sheep skin, scarves, children’s clothing, fancy hats, books, watercolors,
buoy creations, wood burning, home accents, fine art, personal care products, foot stools, plush furniture, ceramic,
wind chimes, oil painting, batik, pet treats, folk art, baskets, photography, tile, garden decor, pet accessories, tie dye,
puzzles, soy candles, ladies apparel, slate, copper, intarsia, sea glass jewelry, knit shawls, leather, toys, cutting boards, doll clothes, hiking sticks, bird houses and so much more.

Come and sample an array of gourmet delights, such as herbal dips, wine slushy, candies, bloody mary mixes, sauces, pastries, marinara, fudge sauce, oils, vinegars, baked goods, honey and maple products and more.

Bring your appetite: Amazing Food Court with traditional fare including Kettle Corn, Hot Dogs, Sausage, Fries and Fresh Wraps, Flat Breads, Kabobs, Crab Cakes AND lots of Gloucester lobster … Lobster Salads, Lobster Rolls, Lobster Tacos and Lobster Bisque!
Quench your thirst with Old Fashioned Soda, Fresh Fruit Coolers and Smoothies, Gourmet Lemonade & Italian Ice!

Enjoy free “family style” entertainment including live music, and various performance art.

The North Shore Car Club will display over 75 antique automobiles on Sunday.

The Gloucester Waterfront Festival runs from

9am to 6pm daily.

Admission is free, handicap accessible, rain or shine
and friendly pets are welcome on leash.

(Fee to Park across the street at beach parking)

Directions: From Route 128 North to Exit 14.

For more information visit www.waterfrontfestivals.com

Sponsored by the
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce (978) 283-1601


Workshop in Gloucester by Ekaterina Smirnova

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Hi Joey,

Long time no see…

I hope all is going well. By looking at your posts on GMGloucester I could say that you continue to keep everybody updated on local events.

I have a small story for you too.

I will be doing a painting workshop in the beginning on September.

Would you help me to tell everybody about it? I would really appreciate your help.

Blog about the workshop:

http://ekaterinasmirnova.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/revolutionary-painting-techniques-workshop-by-ekaterina-smirnova/

Latest newsletter:

http://katapostrophe.com/newsletter/newsletter_8.2014.html

My most kind regards,

Ekaterina Smirnova


Hi Joey,

Internationally produced performing artist Vincent Cacialano is passing through Gloucester and giving a solo performance at Trident Gallery this Sunday night.  Please post!  Thanks, Sarah

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There is hope, you are not alone

Learn to Cope Gloucester/Cape Ann

Support group for families struggling with the addiction of a loved one

It’s free, it’s anonymous and it’s supportive

Guest speakers monthly

NEW LOCATION :

WEDNESDAY evenings

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Rose Baker Senior Center-Council on Aging

6 Manuel F. Lewis Street

Gloucester

For more information on Learn to Cope

call 508-801-3247 or visit www.learn2cope.org


The Gloucester Rotary Club is holding its annual breakfast this Saturday at Stage Fort Park and the North Shore Health Project is proud to be a recipients of its considerable fundraising.  The tickets are only $7 each and you can buy them from me (which makes me look good) or on the morning of the event (tell them you are supporting the NSHP).   Either way you’ll be having a delicious breakfast in a beautiful location while supporting a great cause.  IF YOU BUY YOUR TICKETS AHEAD OF TIME YOU CAN PARK AT THE EVENT FOR FREE!!!

Saturday, August 16th, 7:30AM-11AM, Stage Fort Park (at the Bandstand)

Hope to see you there!

Susan


Hello,

Here is the link to the Festival By the Sea Promo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vliW6CQBFy4

The Festival By the Sea will premiere on Cape Ann TV Channel 12 on Wednesday, August 13th at 9:00 p.m.

For more air times please see www.CapeAnnTv.org/schedule

Thanks and I hope you enjoy the video!

Becky Tober
Production Coordinator
Cape Ann TV
www.capeanntv.org


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