A business that proves that family owned businesses can be successful.
Blue Nose Pit Bulls were known as nanny dogs.
Diane Blue joins The Dave Sag’s Blues Party tomorrow night @ The Rhumb Line. 8:30pm to 11:30pm 7.24.2014
First, there’s Mr. Pete Henderson, a fine, water-cooled 50 caliber guitarist, to chase away your demons, then adding Mr. Joe Bargar, a relentless air hammer, on keys, and Ms. Kathy Berkley,drummbler, to chop some wood for ya. Of course,I’ll be on base. I haven’t had these cats up here for a long while, and I’m really quivering with anticipation. It’ll be great night! 8:30 to 11:30 at the Rummie.
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Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ This week’s special guest are Julie Dougherty with Woody Woodward. 8-11pm 7.23.2014
Fresh Baked Haddock, $12.95!
Wednesday, July 23th
Special Guest: JULIE DOUGHERTY!!
Julie Dougherty has recently released her third CD, The Sweet
Unraveling. This disc begins yet another chapter in a full and
rewarding career of writing and performing as one of the finest
divas in New England’s substantial folk/pop arena. With over 30
years as a career singer-songwriter, Julie has well established
herself as a respected and loved performer in the region’s folk
scene. In addition, Julie has enjoyed extensive forays into the
music scenes of Nashville, Texas, and Los Angeles. Read more
on her website… http://www.juliedougherty.net/
Woody Woodward accompanies Julie this week, and is a veteran working bassist
with 30+ years on stage and in the studio. Beyond his extensive work with Julie,
Woody has performed and recorded with a long list of artists including The Shaw
Brothers, Tommy Makeem, Conspiracy, Triad, Cutts Road, The Fabulous
Clams and others. Woody performed in the studio band for the TV series
“Songwriters In The Round”, backing artists such as Chris Smithers, Noel Paul
Stookey, Al Kooper and many others. Woody has performed around the US,
Canada, Japan, and Hong Kong.
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Fresh Baked Haddock, $12.95!
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
…to seeing you there! :-) ~ Fly
Why is a grown man sliding down the slide of the new “tot” play structure? It’s project manager Steve Winslow with this week’s video update on the renovation of Burnham’s Field in Gloucester, Mass. Interview by John McElhenny of the Friends of Burnham’s Field. http://www.burnhamsfield.org
Yesterday, during a miraculous 30 minute session of sitting still at the beach, I fired off this short little post about Beach Pros and Cons….as I was contemplating which beach is “best” for my boys (ummm….and me).
So, today, I invite you to participate in this little summer poll
Please comment with additional answers if you’d like as it is impossible to adequately include all kinds of beach experiences!
The First Look at the
Japanese Poop Museum
I hope they
have an online store. I’d love to get me one of those hats.
Blueberry Cake Cookies
Last week I received a phone call from friends that were on their way to the Gloucester area, for the day and were planning to stop by for a quick visit. Excited for their arrival, I went straight to the panty to see what sweet confection I had to serve with Iced coffee. Remembering how fast and delicious the PB&J cookies recipe using a boxed cake mix is, ( PB&J a recipe I posted a few months back using boxed cake mix), I decide to get creative with a boxed white cake mix and a small container of fresh blueberries I had on hand. With fingers crossed and company expected to walk through he door in a few hours, I successfully created this yummy Blueberry Cake Cookie in less then and hour. I’m looking forward to trying it with fresh raspberries next time!
Fore Step-by-Step recipe details and photos click see more
Updated:Updated:Updated: Times article: City health chiefs back continuing fluoride use By James Niedzinski Staff Writer GDT
The question was posed-
Dr Bakland can you give us some professional input on the taking Floride out of the drinking water debate?
I don’t know the first thing about it but lately I’ve been getting a ton of press releases on it.
Much like the “don’t get your kid vaccinated” push I don’t want to put out a bunch of statistics put together by pseudo scientists.
Can you shed some fact based light on the issue before it comes in front of the City Council?
Update: Dr Bakland’s Office Assistant Angela just called to tell me the Good Doctor is out of the office currently but she will relay the message
Update #2 The good Doctor has spoken.
I said I’d wait to hear from someone I knew and trusted that had a ton of experience in first hand dentistry to hear what they had to say on the Flouride in water issue. Dr Leif Bakland is my guy. If you know Dr Bakland then you know he doesn’t have any hidden agenda other than to put his patient care first. I value his opinion and he gave it-
Submitted on 2014/07/21 at 10:43 pm
Hi Joey, evidently, fluoride is a hot topic. I will say that I am definitely for fluoridated water supply. It’s safe and effective. I’ve been in practice for over 30 years and have treated families from fluoridated and non fluoridated communities, there Is a difference!
There you have it. I have a feeling it doesn’t matter to those who already had their minds made up but I’m going with the local guy without an agenda and with over 30 years first hand experience.
Harbor Cove Dental, where all the cool kids get their teeth taken care of.
July 23, 2014
By James Niedzinski Staff Writer
Gloucester’s public health leaders support the continued addition of fluoride to the city’s drinking water, but a local anti-fluoridation group is trying to have the mineral removed.
The debate surfaced earlier in Rockport, where voters at an upcoming Town Meeting will decide whether to put a fluoride question on a ballot for the next local election.
The issue was raised by the Cape Ann Fluoride Action Network, a group that is trying to remove fluoride from the city’s water, as well.
“Our mission is to educate the public on the dangers of fluoride and petition the city to remove fluoride from the drinking water,” said Tracey Chiancola, member of the action network and a Gloucester resident.
She said sodium fluoride first surfaced as a byproduct of the aluminum industry in the 1940s and 1950s.
“I became concerned we’re drinking this substance that’s toxic,” she said. From there, she reached out to doctors, dentists and members of various institutes. She said some problems caused by sodium fluoride include learning disabilities and brain development. She also said a majority of Europe has unfluoridated water, with similar rates in tooth decay.
In response, however — and in an effort to better educate the public about their view — Dr. Richard Sagall, who chairs the city’s Board of Health and Noreen Burke, Gloucester’s public health director say the benefits of fluoride are clear.
For the entire article at the Gloucester Daily Times website click here
Angry Brian writes-
it’s not always happy rainbows, sometimes they are sad and gray..
My family & I are enjoying a gorgeous evening on Cape Ann Brewing’s deck enjoying Kate Barry Trio …
You have to come see these works: Illuminating the world’s largest collection of America’s master luminist Fitz Henry Lane
Click for video with Cape Ann Museum Director Ronda Faloon-
Cat Ryan writes-
RE-OPENING THE CAPE ANN MUSEUM with Director RONDA FALOON
Part 2 of 3: illuminating the world’s largest collection of America’s master luminist Fitz Henry Lane
In part 2 of touring the Cape Ann Museum, Director Ronda Faloon shares some of the NEW as we follow along with her. GET READY TO SEE THINGS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE.
The Cape Ann Museum’s focus on art and artists is everywhere.
The dramatically redesigned welcome area and exhibition galleries enhance access and connections. There are new windows bringing the outside in. New amenities (welcome desk! coat room! lockers! bathroom!) on the ground floor orient and encourage us to get ready to take a breath, stop and look.
Hundreds of legacy pottery shards with transferred text from the museum’s archives are tucked along four new walls in Diane KW’s new installation, At World’s End- The Story of a Shipwreck.
When the Cape Ann Museum re-opens in August, the world’s largest repository of Gloucester’s very own Fitz Henry Lane collection will be 10x brighter thanks to new installation and lighting design. There’s more to Lane still to be revealed. Thanks to higher resolution images and powerful new media, the museum is producing a state of the art catalogue raissone and research tool, The Complete Works of Fitz Henry Lane, that will glow with close ups, archives, artifacts and stories. Nothing though can take the place of standing close and viewing these beauties in person. As Joey insists, “You have to come see these!”
It’s a GMG mission to make sure everyone understands how amazing this museum is and how fortunate it’s here in Gloucester.
SAVE THE DATES
August 19- Museum reopens to the public
Cape Ann Museum website: www.capeannmuseum.org
If you’re in the Real Estate Game and not watching Kenny MacCarthy’s Cape Ann MarketWATCH you’re just plain loco.
Call Kenny for all your real estate needs buying or selling, he’s the man- 978-758-0983
Nobody is using technology to bring you this kind of analysis like Kenny does and that is my kinda Real Estate agent.
July 18, 2014
75 and comfortable
This week, we’re talking about:
- Comparison of inventory: April vs. Now
- 8 homes in Rockport, Gloucester and Manchester
Marine Forecast :
Small Craft Advisory !
Wed SW winds 10 to 15 kt…becoming S 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog.
Wed Night SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt… Becoming W 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog. Showers likely with a chance of tstms. Some tstms may produce gusty winds and heavy rainfall. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Pod Cast Weather:
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GMG brings together these couples for a group photo
Locals and victors from Nevada share a cup of coffee at Cassata Siciliana
The Friends of Seacoast Annual Seacoast Seven Road Race was a huge success. Runners from all of the state ran the 7K race throughout the beautiful scenic trail in Gloucester.
We are grateful to Patrick Thorpe, President of Bank Gloucester our generous race sponsor for their continued support of this annual race which has become one of our major fund raisers.
Lahey Health/Addison Gilbert Hospital, Rockport Mortgage, Lyons Ambulance, Cape Ann Savings Bank, Institution for Savings, and Good Morning Gloucester for sponsoring the tee shirts given to the runners and volunteers.
Care Dimension for sponsoring the registration table, and Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, for sponsoring the beverage table.
TLS @ Home, LLC, Mr. & Mrs. William Trayes, Howard Frisch, Pam & Victor Carabba, David Harrison DMD, Carroll K Steele Insurance, Merritt Capital Mgmt. and Liquor Locker for sponsoring Mile Markers.
Stop and Shop, and Market Basket for providing water, bananas, and power bars for the runners after the race. Gloucester Rental Center for providing the tent and David Cox our photographer. Rick Noonan of Cape Ann Coffee for generously providing coffee and pastry for all our volunteers.
Thank you Gloucester Daily Times. Ray Lamont, Nick Curcuru and Christine Parisi. Mike Page of North Shore Timing who timed the runners. Kevin Lyons of Lyons Ambulance Service for sending an EMT team to insure the safety of the runners. Larry Ryan for his design of the race tee shirts and Sue Dahl for her graphic art work designing our web site and poster for our race. Steve Figurido of Tony’s Variety for donating the ice.
The success of every organization is dependent on the people who give selflessly of their time and money. The Friends of Seacoast are fortunate to have so many of these people insuring that the residents stay connected to the community. Their efforts provide the entertainment on a daily basis. Harbor rides, dining at area restaurant, dinner shows at Seacoast, gifts at Mother’s and Father’s Day along with Christmas. This next week they will go to the races at Suffolk’s Down, and many more events that would not be possible without the Friends of Seacoast.
It all starts with our capable Activities Director Alison Cox, our Administrator Stephen Doyle and our Friends of Seacoast members, Chairperson, Lisa Leahy, our Race Director JD Mac Eachern, Maryanne Amero, Angela Ciaramitaro, Joey Ciaramitaro, Pat Ciaramitaro, Rosalee Nicastro, Buzz Mc Eachern, Sam Santuccio, Donna Saunders, Grace Simpson, Vincie Scola, Mary Spinola, Paul Spinola, and Rita Stapulonis and our Junior Members Nick Carey and Mylee Grace Nicastro.
A special thanks to all the volunteers who helped on the day of the race, Joan and Fred Bishop, David Amero, Brian Carey, Mark Leahy, James C. Greely III, John Lattof, Dennis Doolan, Lee Scola, Donna Lupo, Vinny Woodhams, Lee O’Leary, Fire Chief Eric Smith, Laurie Smith, Alan Hagstrom, Mark Hubbard, and J. Ron Ross. Linda Morrison who gave complimentary therapeutic massages to those runners in need of it.
Each year we receive the support of the Gloucester Police Department who provide the lead car and manage the course and it’s traffic to insure the runner and public are safe during this road race, We are grateful to Police Chief Lennie Campanello and the Gloucester Police Department Lt. John Mc Carthy, Lt. Dave Quinn, Sgt. Anthony Parisi and Officer Peter Cherry, Peter Sutera, and Joseph Parady.
Friends of Seacoast
Over the last few months, I’ve compiled a lot of information on the new FEMA regulations and flood zones here on Cape Ann. The links are all in one place on my blog. Just click here.
If you don’t need this, share it with someone that does. It’s a big deal and will really affect property values.
As always, let me know if I can help.