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Have You Picked Up Your Summer Issue of Cape Ann Magazine?

What a terrific issue and the perfect read to bring to the beach (and not just because my story about the Cape Ann to Mexico Monarch connection is featured on the cover!).

Cape Ann Magazine’s Summer 2014 issue provides a wonderful window into summer living on our beautiful North Shore. I throughly enjoyed reading all the articles, including Gail McCarthy’s about Essex sculptor Shelly Bradbury and the beautiful work she does designing for Mariposa; Alexandra Pecci’s two articles, one about Mariposa, aptly titled “Elegance for Everday,” and a second interesting story about Woodman’s celebrating their 100th year in business; Andrea Holbrook’s story featuring Gloucester’s only sailmaker Josh Bevins; and Sean Horgan’s article about tuna-chasing Johnny Johnson. Pick up the Summer 2014 issue of Cape Ann Magazine. I guarantee, you won’t be disappointed!

Cape Ann Magazine Summer 2014 butterfly ©Kim Smith 2014

Luxuriating before work with Cape Ann Magazine’s summer issue and Brother’s Brew fab house-made doughnut! 

Excerpt from “Cape Ann to Mexico: The Monarch Butterfly Connection”

Like many communities throughout North America, Cape Ann shares in the interconnected web of the wondrous migration of the monarch butterfly. The very same monarchs that we see nectaring in our gardens and along the shoreline in late summer make a journey of over 2,500 miles south to Mexico to spend the winter in the unique and magnificent oyamel fir and pine tree forests of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, known locally as the Sierra Nevada (Snowy Mountain Range).

Last December, reports began to pour in from Mexican and American scientists that the number of monarchs overwintering was the lowest ever documented, representing a 90% decline from population numbers recorded in the 1990s. This coincided with the lamentably few monarchs seen breeding and feeding in our Cape Ann gardens during the summer of 2013. For the past three years I have been filming the monarchs in Gloucester, and all around Cape Ann, for my forthcoming film, Beauty on the Wing—Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly. I came to the realization that if I did not travel to Mexico at this moment in time, there may never again be the opportunity to film the monarch butterfly migration.

Read more in the Cape Ann Magazine Summer 2014 issue available at the following shops: 

Gloucester

The Gloucester Times, 36 Whittemore St., 978-283-7000

The Book Store, 61 Main St., 978-281-1548

Good Harbor Liquors, 340 Main St., 978-281-7100

Harbor Loop Gifts, 1 Harbor Loop, 978-283-3060

Jeff’s Variety, 71 Eastern Ave., 978-281-5800

Richdale, 410 Washington St., 978-281-4670

Richdale, 120 E. Main St., 978-283-2179

7 Eleven, 50 Bass Ave., 978-283-6868

Savour, 76 Prospect St., 978-282-1455

 

Rockport

Hershey Frame Shop, 8 Rr Pleasant St., 978-546-2655

Rockport Market, 21 Broadway, 978-546-3684

Toad Hall Book Store, 47 Main St., 978-546-7323

Tucks Candy, 15 Main St., 978- 546-6352

 

Manchester

Richdale, 8 Beach St., 978-526-7294

 

See Joey’s funny post about GMG Media Moguls here.

Cape Ann Magazine Cover Kim Smith. Summer 2014

 

Valhalla 1984 Whitey Bulger

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Robert Anderson of Rockport, ma when I knew him was the Captain of the 75′ “WINNER III” Party boat out of Rockport, ma. Little did I know he was the Husband of my cousin at that time.

My friend Mark Gossom and I would ride back home from the fishing grounds in his Pilot house. Another victim of Whitey Bulger. His life was ruined from then on. He could of said no. but that would’ve been his death sentence. be the first to throw the first stone….

From the Gloucester Daily Times;

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June 25, 2011

‘Whitey’ arrest recalls Gloucester IRA gun run

By Andrea Holbrook Staff Writer

The arrest of James “Whitey” Bulger earlier this week may resonate most deeply in South Boston, but the reverberations can be felt here in Gloucester.

In 1984, on a September night, the swordfish boat Valhalla left Gloucester Harbor.

Her captain, Robert Anderson of Gloucester, had filled her tank with 8,000 gallons of fuel at Gloucester Marine Railways, iced up with 30 tons, and purchased 7,000 pounds of bait mackerel and squid from Quality Seafoods.

Anyone who saw her leaving port probably thought she was headed out to fish.

About two weeks later, the Valhalla stopped in Boston before coming home to Gloucester. The ship was seized there by US Customs officials.

Authorities said Valhalla’s crew has offloaded 7 1/2 tons of automatic rifles, submachines guns and hand grenades worth $1 million destined for the Irish Republican Army to another ship off the Irish coast during its trip. While the second ship and weapons were seized and its crew arrested by Irish authorities, the Valhalla was in international waters and headed back out to sea, albeit under surveillence.

Irish officials said at the time that it was the largest seizure of IRA-bound weapons to date.

In Boston, the Valhalla was searched, but no arms except for an empty 9-mm shell casing were found. Anderson and John McIntyre, the Valhalla’s navigator, were questioned for hours, but let go.

In April 1986, the U.S. government would accuse Andersen, McIntyre, reputed Irish mob boss Joseph Murray Jr. of Charlestown and Patrick Nee of South Boston of gun-running. Neither Murray nor Nee had been on the vessel, but had flown to Ireland to await the shipment, and then flown back to Boston when they heard of the seizure.

Also indicted was New Yorker John Crawley, an ex-Marine who had been arrested by Irish authorities in September 1984 and convicted of smuggling.

Andersen, Murray and McIntyre were also accused of smuggling 30 tons of marijuana to the United States on the return trip in a British freighter.

Police had Murray, a known smuggler, in custody; Anderson would return from a fishing trip a few days later and turn himself in.

However, Nee, a associate of Bulger’s, and McIntyre had fallen off the map.

McIntyre’s mother last saw her boat-building son in Quincy on Nov. 29, 1984, when the 32-year-old came to visit his ailing dad for tea. That night his cat was killed and thrown at the family home’s front door; he told his mom he was being followed.

Closure of the Valhalla case would come in May 1987.

 

For the entire article click here to read it at The Gloucester Daily Times site

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Thank You Cape Ann Magazine….Who Wears It Best?

 

 

 

 

 

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What a wonderful Surprise! ….Learned last night that this photo I took of Amanda during last September’s Wearable SeArts Fashion Show made its way onto the pages of the Spring 2014 issue of Cape Ann Magazine!  So honored to be included! It is with much gratitude, I thank Gail McCarthy, Andrea Holbrook, Karen Adreas and the entire staff at Cape Ann Magazine for their kindness and support over the past several months. 

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Pick up a copy of  Cape Ann Magazine’s 2014 spring issue and be the judge…

Who Wears It Best?

Amanda Mohan, Sista Felicia’s daughter…

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OR

James Eves III, owner  of Cape Ann Giclee & the talented Creative Director Of “Gifts Of Gold In A Sicilian Kitchen With Sista Felicia; Harvest”

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You be the judge….

 

 

 

5 Questions With @Joey_C’s Favorite Twitter Peeps- @andreasoldier Andrea Holbrook

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Follow Andrea here-https://twitter.com/andreasoldier

What are your duties at your job and do you use twitter as a tool for your job?

I’m editor of the Gloucester Daily Times and Cape Ann magazine. I also handle most of the social media for both publications. The facebook accounts for both publications are linked to Twitter, so I can try and multitask ( I can Ryan saying "No, no, NO" right now.)
But I  retweet stuff I think will be interest to readers — Facebook followers miss out on that.
Also when breaking news happens, I tweet about it first, then post on facebook when I have enough to put together something more substantial.

Why do you think you are follow worthy on Twitter?

By searching for #CapeAnn, #GloucesterMA, #RockportMA, #EssexMA or #ManchesterMA you can find out the news that’s important to you as a resident of these communities. I don’t tweet everything, but if anything is trending on gloucestertimes.com, I usually post it.

What types of tweets or twitter user drive you up a wall?

Spammers who use @GDTnews to get my attention for viagra sales, weight-loss gimmicks, etc.

Who are some of your favorite twitter users?

Work-related: @Joey_C, @DscvrGlstr, @VisitEssexMA, @AP (Associated Press), @kidsns and Steve@alertnewengland, a scanner junkie who tweets the latest on the police front.
For fun: @FranJurga and @HoofcareJournal, both by Gloucester resident Fran Jurga who blogs about equestrian news and horse-related hoof care; @goodreads for the latest on new books

Do you have a website you would like to promote?

Of course, gloucestertimes.com!

Andrea Holbrook from The Gloucester Daily Times Reports Equiptment From The Foxy Lady II Found in Saugus and Hull

Click the link below for the entire story-

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December 19, 2012

Equipment from Foxy Lady II found in Saugus, Hull

By Andrea Holbrook

A rescue pod, marked Foxy Lady II on the side, was discovered in a Saugus marsh Tuesday evening shortly before 5, around the same time the U.S. Coast Guard was calling off the night’s search for the missing Gloucester-based scalloper and its crew of two.

Emergency responders recovered the hard-shelled lifeboat, which Saugus police believe may be tied to the Foxy Lady II, after receiving a call from a resident about a vessel in a waterway of the Saugus River, according to Saugus Lt. Ronald Giorgetti.

For the entire story from Andrea Holbrook click here

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GMG Questions and Answers- Andrea Holbrook From the Gloucester Times

How long have you lived in Gloucester?

I don’t.

What is your favorite season In Gloucester?

Fall

Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”?

Half Moon Beach and Stage Fort Park in the late fall, when its nearly empty

What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?

It was Andiamo’s, but now it’s Poseidon’s

What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?

Palermo’s

What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester?

The Franklin


What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?

Cape Ann Brewery

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?

Sugar Magnolia

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?

The farmers market

In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat?

Boat, as long as I don’t have to crew or put bait on a hook. I’ll gladly hold/watch a pole, but I never hooked a tuna when I’ve gone out — just a warning

Who is your favorite local artist?

Dead: Fitz Hugh Lane
Living: Jeffrey Weaver

Which is your favorite local beach?

Half Beach Moon

Who has the best chowder in town?

I’m allergic to shellfish, and don’t eat clams.

Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?

Heather Atwood’s Food for Thought

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?

Haddock

What is your favorite Gloucester neighborhood?

Rocky Neck. OK call me tourist

What is your favorite local band?

Bandit Kings

As A Reward For Filling Out The Form For Use On GMG Feel free To Provide a Link Here to Any Business, Band or Website You Would Like Promoted

As always the GDT

Joey’s Cape Ann Media Moguls Meeting at Pleasant Street Tea Co. – Video

Meet the Media Exchanging ideas to serve the community.

Last week I had an idea to try to get a bunch of my media buddies together for an impromptu coffee meet up at Pleasant Street Tea and Coffee Company. Those of you who have been following the blog closely may have noticed many posts coming from the space at Pleasant Street. This is not a slight to Gloucester’s other coffee shops like Lone Gull and Cape Ann Coffee which I love and feel play a huge role in the fabric of a community. Pleasant Street happens to have that nice back room which is conducive to meetings and taping interviews so that’s where I’ve been because the dock is just too crazy this time of year to try to tape any segments.

Anyway what I thought would end up as a meeting between four or five of us turned into something much bigger as 90% of my media rolodex showed up.
The idea behind the meet-up was to introduce many people that may have only contacted each other through emails or telephone for a meeting where everyone could share ideas and explore opportunities to help each other and themselves. With the planning and help of Johhny McElhenny and Heather Fraelick we held what I believe to be the first of it’s kind cross media meeting between such a diverse group of Cape Media moguls.

We had the newspaper Editors from The Gloucester Times and Cape Ann Beacon Ray Lamont and Jane Enos. We had Cape Ann TV’s new executive director Donna Gacek. We had international TV producing media giants Gianni and Terry Gallo along with Joe Langhan. Peter Van Ness- Producer and local web genius. Andrea Holbrook- Night editor at The Times. Terry Weber- freelance writer who will soon be releasing her adventure blog to the world. Local PR gurus Heather Fraelick, John McElhenny and Kate Moran. Hybrid Advertising executive Jon Cahill from Bait and Tackle. Local bloggers and writers Heather Atwood, Billy O’Connor and Laura Ciampa, Manny Simoes and your boy Joey of course.

I know I made several connections and came away with some exciting cross promotional opportunities that we will be pursuing to make GMG even better and I’m sure there were other connections that were made in that room.
We are planning to meet monthly but the next one will be at Cape Ann Brewing and in the evening so we can spend more time and have more space.

Here’s a video that Manny put together-