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The Real Deal ~ Good Harbor Beach September Sunrise

Good Harbor Beach September sunrise SUP ©kim Smith 2014.Good Harbor Beach Sunrise ~ Click to view full size.

Good Harbor Beach September sunrise ©kim Smith 2014

Below is the double exposure from several days ago, where you can see the sunrise is to the left of Salt Island, which is not possible in September. For the explanation, see post What is Mysterious About This Sunrise?

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Great Egret Good Harbor Beach September sunrise ©kim Smith 2014.Great Egret at Daybreak, Good Harbor Beach

I Never Met a Fred I Didn’t Like

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I meet a ton of people in my gallery, and always say the same thing to guys who have the Fred name: “Freds are always good looking, friendly, and intelligent.” This Fred from Delft, a city in Holland, was happy to represent from his country. While in the hospital last fall, I decided to delay this post because of the tragic loss of life on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over the Ukraine. So here’s happy Fred, better late than never.

GloucesterCast With Guests Kim Smith, Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 09/28/14

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GloucesterCast With Guests Kim Smith, Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 09/28/14

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Topics Include:

Guest Kim Smith,Guest Toby Pett, Thanks to Earl and Arch, Gloucester Til The End, GimmeSound.com, Brothers Brew Donuts, Nom Nom Nom,  Cyclocross, Ambie Sausages, Giuseppes, Markou Bread, L’Chaim, Economic Impact Impact Of Cyclocross, Donna Ardizzoni, Adderall and Medicating The Youth Of America,The Excitement Of CycloCross,Erik Fisher, A Passel Of Butterflies, Hard Cider, Russell Orchards, The Popularity and Growth Of Small Farms,Marshall’s Farmstand, Utopia Farms, Apple Dishes, Ribs Dry Rub vs Ribs With Sauce, NFL ON TV, Watching Football for the Game vs Watching Football For Fantasy Football Results, Is There A Stigma Attached To Men Wearing Clogs, Thanks To Cynthia Hill,
Slipper Types, Slippers vs Flip Flops, Are Clogs Less Masculine?, Kim Smith and Her Defending Of High Waisted Jorts, The Value In A Good Retailer For Shoes, Buzz Cutler, John Tarr Store, Mark Adrian, Larsen’s, Fungia Pronounced Voonja, Misconception About People Whose Face Rests In A Frown, Sfingi, Kim Can’t See The Small Type That Toby Keeps Putting In Front Of Her, iPhone 6 and the Hypocrisy Around The Pefect Size Phone, I Wish Microsoft Would Separate It’s Mobile and Desktop Platforms, Will Paul Morrison Get and iPhone 6 Even Though He Claims To Like A Samller Phone, Apple Acting as If They Invented The Larger Cell Phone, Don’t Hate Me Live, Guard Your Upgrade Kim, Kim’s Daughter Live Is Engaged, Pet Peeve When Bridesmaids Complain About The Brides That They Are Standing Up For But End Up Becoming The Worst Bridezillas, Jeter, Cape ann Giclee, the 100th Podcast,

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MONDAY SEPTEMBER 29th: Reimagining Railroad 3rd Public Meeting

Cat Ryan submits-

Gloucester Community Development Department and the state’s Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Monday September 29, 2014

City Hall, Kyrouz Auditorium, 7pm

Hey Joey,

Please come for a presentation including recommendations about possible zoning and planning THIS COMING MONDAY September 29, 2014, from 6PM-8PM at Kyrouz Auditorium in City Hall. As a reminder, this series is devoted to Gloucester’s railroad station and surrounding areas. The first meeting was held back in March, and the 2nd in June.

While we’re at it: sample walking-distance comparables from train station to beach.

· Manchester: train station to singing beach .6miles

· Gloucester: train station to Pavilion Beach .6miles (either Washington or down Dale to Fort past Chamber) Man at Wheel .45 miles

· Gloucester: train station to Stage Fort (2 beaches) .9 miles

o Gloucester: train station to Good Harbor 2.5 miles (45 minutes walking ); Gloucester parking lot spot to beach spot .3 miles!

· Rockport: train station to Rockport Beach .6 miles

· Ipswich: Cranes Beach 5.5 miles

Contact

Eric Halvorsen ehalvorsen@mapc.org www.mapc.org

Tom Daniel TDaniel@gloucester-ma.gov, Gloucester Community Development Director

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Today’s Gran Prix Of Gloucester CycloCross Races From Stage Fort Park Will be Broadcast Live at 3 & 4PM

Click the picture below between 3-5PM to watch the action live at livestream

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Spectator Info

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What is the Gran Prix of Gloucester? Take a dramatic harborfront park at the height of fall foliage season. Set up a twisting grass, dirt and asphalt racecourse with challenging obstacles. Unleash a crowd of world class cyclists to charge through the sharp curves and jump the barriers. Add screaming, cowbell ringing fans incited by a dynamic announcers. What do you have? One of the premier bicycle races in the country, right here in Gloucester.
The Gran Prix of Gloucester is two days of international caliber races where competitors from all over the US, Canada & Europe converge to race on the most beautiful race course in North America.
The 2014 dates are 27 & 28 September.
Amateur Races: 8:00am-2:30pm (both days)
Kids 5-12 race 2:20pm (Sunday only)
Elite Women: 3:00pm (both days)
Elite Men: 4:00pm (both days)

Welcome to the late Ken Kesey and son Zane’s magic bus Further

Florida visitors Sharon St Clair and husband Chuck King rolled into Gloucester about four weeks ago. By chance, they stopped into Charlie's Place and bumped into the Merry Pranksters. This trip, made by son Zane Kesey, replicated the journey from CA to NY made by renowned author Ken Kesey (One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, starring Jack Nicholson) in 1964.

Florida visitors Sharon St Clair and husband Chuck King rolled into Gloucester about four weeks ago. By chance, they stopped into Charlie’s Place and bumped into the Merry Pranksters. This trip, made by son Zane Kesey, replicated the journey from CA to NY made by renowned author Ken Kesey (One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, starring Jack Nicholson) in 1964.

1013384_699246396828088_3453607676989411140_n 1601386_699243326828395_4654099066811579173_nAfter the success of Ken Kesey’s novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken and this band of Merry Pranksters drove from The West Coast to the East in 1964. Fifty years later, on September 24, 2014, they came to Gloucester, and had breakfast at Charlie’s Place https://www.facebook.com/pages/Charlies-Place/111697215533360. My friends were there…

Sharon photographed the Furthur crew at breakfast. She and husband Chuck gave them their table for the bus crew. Ken Kesey’s son Zane sits center waving his hand. Sharon and Chuck leave tomorrow for home. I got to know what wonderful and generous people they are… and like me, they’re adventurous. Fair winds and smoothe seas, my friends forever.

The Big, BIG STRUM interviews on North Shore 104.9’s “CURTAIN UP” This Sunday (Sept. 28) – 9am

imageFly Amero and Jon Butcher, sit in with Aurelia Nelson on her
acclaimed morning show, “Curtain Up” this Sunday at 9am to
discuss the upcoming Big, BIG STRUM event scheduled for
Saturday, October 4 at the Gloucester House, 63 Rogers Street,
Gloucester, MA. Amero and Butcher will be joined by Cliff
Goodwin (of Joe Cocker Band fame) via telephone. The three
frontline guitarists cover much ground in a short time, touching
on various aspects of their careers and reflecting on each other’s
history together – a history that very much includes fellow “Big
Strummer”, David Brown. For those living beyond radio signal’s
reach, simply go to the 104.9 site, http://www.northshore1049.com/
and click on “LISTEN LIVE” in the upper right corner for live
online streaming.

The Big, BIG STRUM:
Fly Amero (Orleans) – gtr, voc
Cliff Goodwin (Joe Cocker) – gtr, voc
David Brown (Billy Joel, Simon & Garfunkel) – gtr, voc
Jon Butcher (Jon Butcher Axis) – gtr, voc
Mike Levesque (David Bowie) – drums
Wolf Ginandes (Al Kooper, Tracy Nelson) – bass

 

 

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September 20 BLOCK PARTY HarborWalk – Trails and Sails – Harbortown – Committee for the Arts

Cat Ryan submits-

Thanks to Ringo, MBT Electricians, Parsons Street was ready and lit as darkness fell.

Downtown Block Party overlapped with the first weekend of Essex National Heritage annual Trails and Sails (Sept 19-21 and 26-28). James Owen Calderwood, the artist who created FISH NET, was here to experience both events, help set up and answer questions.

There were hours of great LIVE and local music by the stage in front of Bank Gloucester. I’ll add the entertainer names and sponsors for that stage into the comments below. Parents dining al fresco at Ohana watched their kids engage at the YMCA kid town area. 4Square dominates, effectively trapping all kids. The YMCA staff is excellent!

We enjoyed working with Don and Francis of FABOLA and the guys from Surfside Subs. Throughout the Block Party, happy customers lined up for Surfside Subs pizza (the biggest slices ever!) and it was non-stop at Markouk’s booth with City Hall rising beyond. (The next morning, Markouk would be up and at it again for Appleton Farms.) 

FABOLA enlivened the sidewalk and parking space with mid-century modern “parklet” seating areas. A cozy chair and ottoman upholstered with a touch of Provence did not sell, but a trio of friends paused on FISH NET with their new modern lamp purchase.

I didn’t get to Smokin Jim’s Barbecue in the back garden by Dog Bar, nor Cape Ann Community Cinema to see Charade with Cary Grant, or the cheese tasting, or…well, there’s no way to get it all in. I did see the King, Fred Bodin! Congratulations to Judith Brackley, Valerie Markley, Lucinda, and others for their professionalism and attention to detail for these top notch street festivals.

Report Monarch Sightings Here!

Monarch in flight ©Kim Smith 2014Monarch in Mid-Flight and New England Asters

Tip ~ This morning I ran into my friend Maggie and her husband who had just rescued a Monarch from the middle of the road. Butterfly wings don’t work very well in cool temperatures. If you find a Monarch in a seemingly quiet and weakened state, it could quite possibly simply be cold. Place the butterfly in a sheltered and sunny spot and it may very well revive!

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In 1975, in Angangueo, at the time when the butterflies winter grounds were first located by Mexican citizen Catalina Aguado and her American husband Ken Brugger, they not only discovered billions roosting on the limbs of the oyamel fir trees but also millions quietly at rest on the forest floor. Thinking that the butterflies were dead, some members of the discovery group brought the butterflies back to their homes. Later in the day, after the butterfly’s flight muscles had warmed, they awoke and began to fly. Today at the butterfly biosphere reserves it is against the rules to pick up or touch a sleeping butterfly.

Monarch Butterfly Nectaring Joe Pye ©Kim Smith 2012Joe-pye Weed (Eupatorium)

In Sunday’s podcast, Joey made the super suggestion to create a place where GMG readers can report their Monarch butterfly sightings. I’ll repost this post every night for the next week or so. Please report any sightings to the comment section of this post, that way we can keep all sightings in one collective spot. You can send in a photo capture if you’d like, too.

Today as I was leaving our home, around noon time, I spotted a Monarch in our garden in East Gloucester. Let us know what you see. Thank you!

Monarch Butterfly Eastern Point Gloucester ©kim Smith 2012

 

Andrew Clark Joins The Dave Sag’s Blues Party This Thursday @ The Rhumb Line 8:30-11:30 9.25.2014

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We’re calling in a hazmat crew this week to clean up the mess that’s gonna be created out of the arrival of that famous Tootin’ Torquemada of the Tenor: Mr. Andrew Clark. This guy really knows how to do it. He sings, he chortles, he squeaks out the most amazing renditions of vintage R&B with his own battery of weapons of mass deconstruction. You’ll see. This coming on the heels of the most amazing night last week when the Three Stooges of the Blues poked my eyes out . What a night!

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AC will be yanking in the amazing Mr. Mike DiBari to play gootar and perhaps sing a few, too. My personal favorite woodchopper, Mr. Forrest Padgett, will be flailing away on the skins. And I, Salmon DaveSag, will be helping out as much as I can. So, don’t be a cube, rube, go ape! Seeya there!

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40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Wednesdays with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line~ Special Guest this week is Chick Marston 8:00pm – 11:00pm 9.24.2014

 

logo rlThis Wednesday’s Choice:
8oz Open Sirloin Sandwich w/Fries, or…
Jambalaya w/Rice & Garlic Bread $8.95!

Wednesday, September 24th
Special Guest: CHICK MARSTON!

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1968: Howard Marston, Jr. (a.k.a. “Chicklet”) seated with his parents in
resistance to the SSS and the U.S. involvement in Viet Nam.
When I first met Chick Marston, I was a young teenager.
My friends had told me I had to “see this guy play guitar”.
A gang of us rode in Jon Pope’s van to his house in Rockport.
Pope wanted to sell him a gorgeous metal-flake blue Fender
Stratocaster. Only thing was, Chick had never touched an
electric guitar in his entire life! I watched while he fumbled
all over the thing and wondered what all the hoopla was about.
But it wasn’t long after that I got to hear him play his nineteen
thirty-something Martin and simply sat in awe. And, soon after
that, he was making national news, courageously refusing
induction into the Army and its gross, immoral war – his beloved
and highly intelligent father and mother by his side all the way.
He was my hero. Our hero. I wonder how many local residents
know about this little chunk of American History. You want an
interesting read? Check the link below this paragraph. But
meanwhile, it is my honor to have “Chicklet” Marston as musical
guest at the Rhumb Line this Wednesday night. We have a total
blast every single time we play together. I see no reason for that
to change now… not after all these years. ~ Fly
http://bostonlocaltv.org/blog/2014/01/howard-marston-and-the-draft-resistance-movement/

Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Homemade Meatloaf Dinner
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
8oz Open Sirloin Sandwich w/Fries, or…
Jambalaya w/Rice & Garlic Bread $8.95!

Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Upcoming…
10/01: Orville Giddings

10/08: Charlee Bianchini

10/15: Ron Schrank

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

Who Needs Ice?

Cape Ann Youth Hockey, along with some folks named the Boston Bruins, pulled off a fantastic event yesterday afternoon….all in the name of the Open Door Food Pantry.  The Boston Bruins Street Brigade Clinic gave about 50 kids the opportunity to participate in some street hockey games, meet Blades (the Bruins mascot), and receive gifts from the Boston Bruins.  In return, Cape Ann Youth Hockey and the Bruins simply asked that participants make a donation to the incredibly worthy Open Door Food Pantry.  A win-win!

Another example of great things happening on any given day within our community!

A huge thanks to all of those involved!  It is never too late to make a donation! Please consider.

The Open Door

Cape Ann Youth Hockey

The Boston Bruins

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