Monday April 14th , 2014 Cape Ann Weather

Marine Forecast…
Small Craft Advisory …
Mon S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Areas of fog. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Mon Night S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.

Today warm front lifts north of our region , then mostly sunny skies temps soar into the mid to upper 70′s except cooler at south facing beaches .. Highs in Gloucester around 66-72° .. With a strong southerly to south westerly wind 15-25 mph and gusty . Monday night increasing clouds with Lows in the 50′s .. Continued strong south to south westerly winds 20-30mph with higher gusts …Tuesday rain heavy at times after 1 pm , temps mild in the 50′s with strong south west winds in excess of 30mph at times .. 1-2″ rains expected .. Tuesday night turns colder with rain possibly mixing with sleet or wet snow flakes ending Wednesday morning ..lows Tuesday night in the 30′s to lower 40′s and very windy…
Water temps 44°

Hourly Forecast ….




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 The Gloucester Rotary Club will host an informational Meet & Greet on Thursday, April 17, 6-8pm at Cruiseport Gloucester (lower level), located at 6 Rowe Square on Gloucester’s harbor front. Members of the community interested in learning more about Rotary are invited to this casual gathering, where they will meet other Rotary members, enjoy light refreshments, and hear a brief program about Rotary.

The Gloucester Rotary is a group of Gloucester businesspeople who develop and implement service projects to help our community. For more information about the Gloucester club, go or like us 

The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.


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Steak Tip Pita and Crispy Fish Taco At Passports

Don’t Forget To Sign Up For One Of Gloucester’s Best Dining Values- the Passports Wine Dinner- 4 Courses/4 Wines- $50



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GloucesterCast With Guest Ryan Pinkham and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 4/12/14

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GloucesterCast With Guest Ryan Pinkham and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 4/12/14


Topics Include: Tech Mogul Ryan Pinkham, Pleasant Street Tea and Coffee Co, Content Developer For Constant Contact, Northeastern Coop Program, Constant Contact Social Media Blog, What Makes A Good Social Media Campaign and What Are Some Of The Mistakes People Make, Sista Felicia Using Social Media, Coveted Yarn, Always Try For A Win/Win, Not Pitching 24/7, Blue Lobster Marketing, Marshall’s Farm Stand Farm Animals, Selling An Experience, The Franklin, Katrina’s Bang Bang Shrimp, Magnolia Spring Art Show, Minglewood Tavern, Lobster Land, Lobster Pool BYOB, Tacos Lupita Roast Pork Burrito, Dogs On The Beach Controversy, Trash Barrels On California Beaches vs Carry In/Carry Out, Burnham’s Field Neighborhood, John McElhenny, Steven Colbert Gets Letterman Job A Week After Suey Park Controversy, Landlines/Web TV and People Under 30, What % Of People In Gloucester Still Pay For Cable, 01930, Gloucester MA

The GloucesterCast Has Been Been Invited To Be A Station On Stitcher Radio On Demand!

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About Our Guest Ryan Pinkham:

Read His Useful Social Media Tips Here At Constant Contact 

Ryan Pinkham

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A Beautiful and Moving Tribute to Carol Gray, Retiring Sawyer Free Library Director

Carol Gray  Bruce Tarr Mary Weissblum John Ronan©Kim Smith 2014John Ronan and Company (Senator Bruce Tarr, Paul McGeary, Mary Weissblum, and Scott Memhard) Reading John’s Very Humorous Poem About Carol

Carol Gray husband ©Kim Smith 2014.

The library was packed with Carol’s colleagues, friends, and well-wishers, all with hearts full of thanks and gratitude for her guiding hand throughout the library’s recent years of growth and development. Everyone spoke of Carol’s extraordinary dedication, tireless work ethic, and positive spirit during this period of great change and challenges.

Sawyer free Library ©Kim Smith 2014

Bruce Tarr Scott Memhard ©Kim Smith 2014

Carol Gray Bruce tarr ©Kim Smith 2014.JPGSenator Bruce Tarr Gave a Beautiful Heartfelt Speech

Thank you Carol ~ we are all going to miss you in your role as the Sawyer Free Library Director, but are so happy for you that you will be able to spend more time with your  growing family!Carol Gray ©Kim Smith 2014

mary weissblum catherine ryan ©Kim Smith 2014JPGMary Weissblum and Catherine Ryan

John and Sandy Ronan ©Kim Smith 2014Sandy and John Ronan

Linda Bossleman Shelia  ©Kim Smith 2014

Mary Weissblum © Kim Smith 2014Shelia and Floria ©Kim Smith 2014Shelia Blake and Floria Crowell

I’ve shared this story with friends, but thought our GMG community would like to know how Carol’s positive can-do spirit has touched a life. My Carol Gray story is just one example of thousands!

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Another sign that warmer weather is coming

April 12, 2014 Another sign of warmer weather

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Magnolia art show

Art photography great food and fun at the Magnolia historical society

Sent from my Galaxy S®III

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Gloucester Strong Day, Monday April 21

Gloucester Strong Day, Monday April 21


We’ve got the best fun in town!

In honor of Patriot’s Day and marathon bombings, let’s connect as a community and beautify common areas downtown. Sample projects include: mulching memorial gardens, sweeping downtown curbs, cleaning parks, planting downtown flower boxes.

Mobilize a group of people to help make Gloucester more beautiful!

What to bring:

  • Work gloves, trowels and other gardening tools
  • Rakes, brooms, shovels
  • Bottle water, snacks
  • Purple “Barney” Bags for litter
  • Can-Do attitude!

9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Art Haven is the coordination site.

3:00 pm

Cookies and juice at The Hive to celebrate all our work.

Questions? Contact Rebecca Borden

President & interim Executive Director

Cape Ann Art Haven 978-283-3889

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Sista Felicia’s Marshmallow Peeps Easter Egg Suprise!

PrintscalDon’t you just love when inspiration strikes! Last week while shopping at Scalafini Bakery I noticed one of my favorite childhood Easter treats on the shelf for sale. The creative wheels in my head started turning and latter that afternoon I surprised my nieces and their friend Carly Lorden with this Marshmallow Peeps Easter Egg Surprise! …And for the record it took 10 guesses before the girls guessed the correct filling inside the chocolate egg! They had a great time taking turns guessing during dinner time!


Can you guess what’s inside?

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GMG FOB’s Share Marshmallow Peeps Photos!



andy peeps idea

Happy Palm Sunday everyone!

This week GMG Cooks are having some in the kitchen creating all kinds of delicious sweet treats using Marshmallow Peeps…There is still plenty of time to send us your photo ideas and join the GMG Cooks Club!

This weeks “GMG COOKS” are Brenda Grace Laino, and Joanna Numerosi and her handsome sons Salvatore and Liaebenedetto Numerosi  !

Brenda Grace Laino Writes~This is our DELISH Bunny Peeps Carrot Patch “Dirt Dessert”

brenda Grace Laino peeps photo

Sista Felicia ~ Love this dessert using Oreo Cookies, cake, whipped cream and pudding…always a crowd pleaser!

Joanna Numerosi Writes ~ This is what Salvatore and Liaebenedetto Numerosi  did with our peeps!!

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Sista Felicia ~ Nice job boys! It’s great to see the kids having fun creating in the kitchen!

Yes this week I will continue to post your Marshmallow Peeps photos so keep sending them in!





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John Henry Twachtman Studio in 1913

Renowned American painter John Henry Twachtman (1853-1902) spent the last years of his life depicting Gloucester scenes. In this photo, his studio is called the Grace Hazen Studio, later that of O'Hara, with the Harbor View Hotel in the background.

Renowned American painter John Henry Twachtman (1853-1902) spent the last years of his life depicting Gloucester scenes. In this photo, his studio is called the Grace Hazen Studio, later that of O’Hara, with the Harbor View Hotel in the background.

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Community Photos 4/13/14

Gloucester Celebrates Spring and Easter!

Alice Gardner submits-

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Favorite Clam Chowder in New England? | Poll Skewed a Toward “The Other Cape” Needs An Adjustment

HiddenBoston, a great Boston Restaurant Blog is running a poll on best clam chowder.

Uhmmm people don’t drive from upstate NY for The Causeway’s Clam Chowder for nothin’ homie!

I voted.

Had to give some consideration to Halibut Point as well.

I think we oughta give the obviously skewed to the “other Cape” poll a little smack down on GMGonomics. The GMG Army is made aware of injustice and we rise up and inform the uniformed in polls what the reality is.

Here’s the GMGonomics 101 equation for those who may need a refresher-

FOBs are informed on these pages + GMG Army takes action = Votes are placed and the correct local joint gets recognized.

Vote here (no email registration required)-

#Holla Do you get it?

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Community Stuff 4/13/14


The Fishtown Horribles Parade Committee would love if you could help promote our event that we will be having this May, Saturday May 10th with rain date of Saturday May 17th.  this year we have added a chowderfest which will allow the public to choose the winner with an award being presented to the winner.

hope you can help us out and spread the word as last year was a great time for all that attended and a success for us, the committee.

as a friendly reminder, all proceeds go to defray the cost of the Parade held on Thursday July 3 2014.

Many thanks in advance.

David Harvey

Chairman, Fishtown Horribles Parade Committee

PS:  hope you could make it in person this year as last year all had a blast.

Spring Curbside Leaf Collection

The spring curbside leaf collection is scheduled for the week of April 14 – 18th. Place leaves in paper leaf bags or loose in marked barrels. Collection is on your regular trash day. Please remember NO PLASTIC BAGS!

Castle Manor Inn To Open April 17th!

Hi Joey,

                I’m working with Laura at the Castle on social media contacts and we were hoping you could help us plug our reopening.  We are all starting to work in our offices if you’d like to reach us, but the most important info I want to send you is that our establishment will be open next week on the 17th.  The Inn and the Sea Glass Restaurant at the Castle are all ready for a new hot season.  We are open to the public for breakfast Thursday thru Sunday and Dinner Wednesdays – Sunday.

                Thanks in advance from the Castle Manor Inn, 141 Essex Ave., Gloucester 978 515-7386.

I truly hope this info is useful and that you are able to help us.

Hey Joey –

Any chance you could help spread the word about this new fundraiser for GFAA?

Really appreciate your help!!

Twin Lobster Half Marathon #1 Bib

Support the Gloucester Fisherman’s Athletic Association!


You’re #1!
… or at least you could be!
Now’s your chance to win the #1 Bib for the Twin Lobster Half Marathon in beautiful Gloucester, Massachusetts on June 1, 2014. The highest bidder will win the coveted #1 Bib for the half marathon – and we’ll even throw in a complimentary race entry to sweeten the deal! 100% of the proceeds from this auction will be donated to the Gloucester Fisherman’s Athletic Association. Hurry, don’t miss your chance! The online auction ends on May, 26, 2014 at 9pm!

If you’re not lucky enough to win the auction, you can still make a donation to support the Gloucester Fisherman’s Athletic Association!

Pickup/Shipping Instructions:

The #1 Bib will be presented to the auction winner on the morning of the Twin Lobster Half Marathon scheduled for June 1, 2014.

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Fabola Furniture 161 Main St Gloucester, First Look Pics and Video

Vintage Modern Home Furnishings Check Them Out On Facebook-

Video here-



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Lobster Fishing in New England 1937 Chevrolet Newsreel

Thanks John Todd for forwarding this video

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Finishing the HarborWalk Spring Cleanup Tomorrow Morning (Sunday) at 10am

Blue skies and warm weather are predicted for tomorrow’s HarborWalk Cleanup. I hope to see you there! You don’t need to be a gardener to pitch in; everyone is welcome!

Last week’s awesome team!

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GMG FOB Marty Morgan Shares Her Welcome Spring Photo!

Thanks so much Marty for sharing your welcome spring photo–wonderful!!!

Marty writes,

Hi Kim,

My husband leaves the sliding seat from his rowing shell hanging under our back stairs. Some little bird decided it was the perfect place to build her nest.




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Cape Ann Tv’s Lunch and Learn

Submitted by Rebecca ~

Thank you to those of you who attended CATV’s most recent “Lunch and Learn” presentation by Kevin Roy of Green Banana SEO. We hope you enjoyed learning about Search Engine Optimization along with us!

The presentation will be airing on Cape Ann TV’s Channel 12:

Saturday, April 12 at 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 13 at 1:00 p.m.

Here’s a clip: – The full video will be posted on our website soon:

You can view Green Banana’s Powerpoint presentation here: – You just have to enter some contact information to download.

CATV’s next “Lunch & Learn” event is scheduled for May, 8th at 12pm, featuring Steve Brettler, Principal of smallfish-design – a website design and development company that specializes in the unique needs of the small business owner and artist.

Steve will be presenting on WordPress: Creating a blog/website.

Seating will be limited for this event so please RSVP to ASAP!

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Orange Beaked Goose

These Orange Beaked Geese for the last couple of days have been walking from the corner of Raymond Street and Western Avenue to Magnolia Beach. All four of these cuties travel together.
April 10, 2014 Hanging on Raymond Street

April 10, 2014 Orange Beaked Goose

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Rocky Neck coming alive

The boats are coming back, another sign of spring.
April 9, 2014 Rocky Neck boats

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Easter Bunny Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Carrots



What Easter Bunny wouldn’t like to snack on one of these Sweet Carrots ?

For recipe details click see more
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Two Great Openings

MHS spring art show opening

The Opening Reception for the Magnolia Historical Society Spring Art Show and Sale last evening was a great event with a tremendous turnout, amazing art, great food, in a wonderful space.  If you didn’t get there last night or today, you can still make it over tomorrow from noon to 4:00 – 46 Magnolia Ave.

sailor stans opening

Another great opening was this morning’s opening of Sailor Stan’s Restaurant at 1 Wonson Street on Rocky Neck.  Stan’s will be open weekend from 7:30 until noon, with more open days as weather and season dictates.  Stop by for breakfast tomorrow – let Sue serve you with a smile after Karen and Wayne create something great for you – and then head over to Magnolia to see the Spring Art Show.

E.J. Lefavour

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Did You Know? (Bandstand Weathervane)

Every year the Rotary Club spends a day scraping, painting, cleaning and landscaping around the Anthony Gentile Bandstand to ready it for the tourist and wedding seasons as well as the summer concert series. One of Greg Bover’s jobs as the club member most comfortable with working up high is to go up on the roof to the cupola to spruce it up and change the light bulb.  He learned to do this job from the late Herb Goodick, and remembers his dedication to citizenship, “service above self” and his deep love of Gloucester every time he climbs up there.

A few years ago Greg noticed that the cool one-of-a-kind weathervane with its two homies was not turning and took it down for repairs. Only then after cleaning it did he realize that it was a memorial to Yvette Suzanne York.  She was a young woman who died of leukemia some years back, and her family gave this nicely conceived piece of work for this windy spot.

The copper birds both have inlaid glass eyes and the lighthouse has a little mirror where the light would be, it shines out if you see it from just the right angle.  Greg would love to know who made it, if anyone knows.

It has now been greased and is ready for another year’s service.

This is an update to this post I wrote in May 2012.  Following is the story by Linda York-Robbins, Yvette’s mother, who desiged the weathervane that Greg was repairing:

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Bill Rants About No Trash Cans On The Beach

Hi Joey,
Just got back from California and I was so jealous of the trash free beaches, beaches that continue for hundreds of miles and are open to the public year round!!!  What a concept, trash cans on a beach!  Obviously the trash cans create good behavior, unlike having no trash cans, like our trash infested beaches in Gloucester.  This is coming from California, a state that is nearly bankrupt!  Trash cans every twenty yards and the town employees in place to pick them up.  Daily!!!  Wow, there was even fire pits scattered all over to encourage eating and drinking on the beach.  Not alcohol though, because it’s not allowed.  Maybe that’s the answer, no alcohol allowed on the beach would also help with the litter bugs from being little piggies.  Yes it costs money, who cares!  Spend my tax money on something besides EBT Cards and sex changes for convicted murderers.  Where are our local and State officials to champion this effort to clean up these beautiful natural resources we call our local beaches?  I am constantly amazed that no one cares.  Enjoy your summer!

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