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Patio Farewell Week From Terry Weber

Hi Joey, 

For the last two weeks, the owners of the Patio Restaurant–John and Irene Burke, have bid farewell to their restaurant and to their many friends, family members, and ‘regulars’ at the Patio. The Burkes recently sold the Patio after over 30 years in business on Lexington Avenue in Magnolia. Click on this link for just a few snapshots of one of their farewell parties. 

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The Patio has been described by many as a “home away from home, an extension of one’s own living room, a clubhouse” and more. This is due to the warm hearts and hospitality of John and Irene, their family members: Margo and Chris Rezza, Melissa and James Rezza, and long time friends and co-workers: Kathy Mackin, Lori Somers, Dave Morley, Charlene Young, and Lopes. 

Thank you to John and Irene Burke, and their family, who have made the Patio a second home to many Magnolia & Gloucester residents. Even though “we’ll see you around the neighborhood”, we’ll miss seeing you on a regular basis as you enjoy some long overdue relaxation. The neighborhood won’t be the same without the Patio. 

If any of the readers of GMG have a fond memory of the Patio, and would like to see it published in a possible memory book or other publication, please email your story to bartlett103@yahoo.com. You may also email photos. Please send your stories before November 1.

Terry Weber, Finally An Honest Woman!

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Dear Joey,

I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to all the people who made our wedding day a beautiful success. We are grateful for not only the presence of our family and friends, but the people who worked ‘behind the scenes’ to make it a special day. They include:

Stacey Dexter and the staff of the Elks at Bass Rocks

Vinwood Catering

Barbara and Al Boudreau Jazz Band

Kathy Sullivan and Jo-Ann Figuerido from Shear Madness Hair Salon

Melissa Rezza, Flower Coordinator

Kim Smith, photographer (from GMG!)

Joey Ciaramitaro and GMG for referring us to local folks for help

Jackie and Michael Defalco & Kristine and Rick Fisher for fabulous decorations

Scottie Mac, DJ, host

Richard Perry, Justice of the Peace

The Blue Shutter Inn for hosting our families and friends

You can click on the link to see more wedding pictures, mostly the wonderful work of Kim Smith. In the pictures you’ll see fellow GMG contributor Donna Ardizzoni and of course, other Gloucester folks!

Thank you everyone!

Terry (Weber) and Chris Mangos

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Terry’s Engagement Party at Giuseppes

A few snapshots from GMG’s Terry Weber’s engagement party last night. Cocktail  hour was held at Latitude 43 and then the party moved to Guiseppes where Terry’s friend  Michelle had festively decorated the private dining room. My iPhone photos aren’t great, but at least you can get a sense of how much in love are Terry and Chris!

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Gloucester Education Foundation Celebration From Terry Weber

Hi Joey,

On Friday night at the Cape Ann Museum, the Gloucester Education Foundation (GEF) held its annual celebration, noting its growth and progress over the past year. Over 100 people attended including teachers, donors, and city officials.

One exciting GEF initiative you’ll be hearing more about in coming weeks is the "Using Technology to Enhance Project-Based Learning" program which will allow students in the program to use iPads to document changes to Gloucester from 1900 to the present day. More details to come!

To see more pics of the celebration, click here

To learn more about the GEF and their mission, click here

Video- Taste Gloucester Tour Highlights Video From Terry Weber

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Last Saturday, I was lucky enough to participate in the first ‘Taste Gloucester’ walking tour. The tour highlighted downtown restaurants and food shops, with a dash of history thrown in.

Patrick Halloran, a Gloucester native who now serves as a fireman in Somerville, served as our tour guide. He graduated GHS in 2002 and his love for Gloucester was apparent as he proudly told us various tales from Gloucester’s history. Patrick himself was a highlight of the tour, with his friendly personality, sense of humor and depth of knowledge.

The tour started at the Fitz Hugh Lane House on Harbor Loop and ended at Turtle Alley Chocolates. Along the way we visited the Topside Grill, Virgilio’s, Intershell’s Fish Market and the Cape Ann Brewery—just to name a few. We enjoyed food samples prepared just for us, shopping opportunities, as well as great customer service by the local shopkeepers. At other stops we learned about the history of the Greasy Pole, the tale of Howard Blackburn, and the history of the Universalist Church. Check out the video for more details.

Who is this tour best suited for? Locals who want a fun and delicious way to spend a few hours; locals who have guests visiting; and tourists and newcomers who need an introduction to the downtown area. I guess what I am saying is, this tour is for everyone! J Personally, I had never shopped The Cave or Intershell’s Fish Market, and thanks to the tour, I will be a returning customer at both places.

Because the ‘Taste Gloucester’ tour is a new (and fun!) venture, it is sure to evolve and grow. Patrick, the owner, is open to feedback and ideas. For more information on how to sign up for a tour visit www.tastegloucester.com. Bon appetit!

Good Egg Report From Terry Weber and a Lost Wallet Poll

Terry Weber writes-

Hi Joey,

Just wanted to send a “shout out” to a security guard at the Addison Gilbert Hospital. I don’t know his name but he turned in my wallet which I had left there on Tuesday. He was an older gentleman and friendly. I am very grateful. Some might think it’s not big deal or that’s his job, but not everyone does their job. My wallet didn’t have a lot of cash in it, but replacing credit cards and my license would have been a pain.  Thank you! A ‘little’ deed means a lot.
Terry

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Terry also suggested I run a poll with thisand although I unquestionably would return the wallet I doubt anyone scummy enough to not return it would bother answering that they wouldn’t on the poll  so my guess it would be skewed.

Barred Owl Eating A Snake At Ravenswood Pics from Terry Weber

Last Sunday I received a call from Ramona Latham at the Cape Ann Discovery Center (Ravenswood). She told me that a Barred Owl had set up a nest for her babies in one of the treetops. While I was snapping photos of the baby owls, the Mama* owl stopped by with lunch for her children. A nice plump snake! I have never seen an owl in real life, so this bit of luck was a special treat. Some quick facts about the barred owl:

·    Commonly referred to as a “Hoot Owl.” Listen to its call here: http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/id/framlst/Song/h3680so.mp3
·    A Barred Owl’s wingspan can reach 44 inches.
·    They typically hunt at night or at dusk by sitting on a high perch, looking and listening for prey, which they catch with a short flight or drop to the ground.
·    Adult Barred Owls swallow their prey whole. Their stomach acids digest the soft parts, and then they regurgitate a pellet containing the bones and hair.
·    Barred Owls sometimes go fishing. They will wade knee-deep in water and catch fish with their feet.
·    Barred Owls generally live alone except when mating or raising young, and are known to find the same mate every year.

Thanks to Ramona for her phone call. If you want to visit the Discovery Center or Ravenswood, click here for more info:  http://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/northeast-ma/ravenswood-park.html. Ramona runs a variety of fun and educational programs for children and adults throughout the year. Don’t miss out!

*This owl may have been the Papa owl too, no disrespect intended! J

Terry Weber’s First Ever Barbeque

Hey Joey,

Last Sunday I held my first ever BBQ. Because it was my first one, I kept it small to reduce the anxiety I generally have before big ‘events.’ But there was no reason to worry. It was a perfectly sunny day and the food was good. One of the things that made it great was the company of a few friends and my friendly neighbors. The view wasn’t bad either…I realized again why I love living here.

Now that I am a pro, I am already looking up the prices to host clambake for 100 people…;)

Terry

For more pictures, click here:  www.themightyvoyager.com

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A Mountain Biking Four Year Old! From Terry Weber

Hey Joey,
Yesterday before the rain came, we went on a walk in Ravenswood. On the trail we met Eli from Manchester who was mountain biking with no training wheels! I am a terrible judge of age, but I am guessing he was about 4 years old. With his parents nearby, Eli did manage trek down some of the hills by himself. Check out his bike!
For more pictures of Ravenswood, visit www.themightyvoyager.com

Chickity Check it! Cape Ann Guide Digital Edition Forwarded By Terry Weber

Terry Weber forwards us a link to the digital version of The Cape Ann Guide.

Terry writes-

hey joey. i know you have seen the hard copy of this mag, but did you see the online edition. on this site your article starts on page 20, but in the hard copy it is really on page 18.
terry would like for you to view the following digital edition.
Please, click on the link below to be directed to the digital edition:

Cape Ann Guide Digital Edition

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You can use the controls to make the pages larger or smaller or to flip through the entire magazine.

It should be noted that Terry wrote the piece about me in the magazine.  "Lies, all lies I tell you.”

The next wave of Cape Ann’s literary greats…

Terry Weber writes-

Just wanted to let you know that the Finish Line Writers Group has been meeting for almost two months at the Gloucester Writers Center. We are all working on our own novels, memoirs or screenplays, yet still finding time to support each other’s projects. At each meeting we have readings and critique time, as well as an educational segment. I have to say we are becoming quite close, and each of us contributes ideas to the group to make it effective and worthwhile. May we all make it to the Finish Line! 

Note GMG friend Lois McNulty ‘consulting’ with me. She must be writing a comedy, as I can’t seem to take what she’s saying seriously! ;)

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Joey’s editorial:

There is something for everyone in our community, writers, painters, sport fishermen, sun bathers, museum goers, indie film aficionados, patrons of the arts, music lovers, musicians, bird watchers, kayakers, stand up paddleboarders, folks that love to eat, ect, ect ect.

YOU CAN FIND IT ALL HERE!  HOW BLESSED ARE WE???

Terry Weber, Gail McCarthy and Nancy Gaines Cover The 20 Year Anniversary of The Perfect Storm For The Gloucester Daily Times

Terry, Gail and Nancy get all the interviews in these big time pieces-

Perfect Storm: 20 years after
Memories fresh for those closest to losses

By Gail McCarthyand Terry Weber

Roberta Tyne Smith, now 60, recalls hearing the phone ring 20 years ago this weekend — at 5 p.m. on Halloween in 1991.

On the line was the ex-wife of Smith’s brother, fishing captain Billy Tyne, calling to tell Roberta that the Andrea Gail was three days overdue.

"I was in the middle of getting ready to go trick-or-treating with my three sons," said Smith, who now lives in Manchester. "But life changed dramatically from that day forward.

"My biggest regret is that Billy never got to see his children grow up. Billy loved his children more than anything. He always looked forward to coming home and spending time with them."

Tyne and his five-man crew on board the Andrea Gail were lost in what is today known as The Perfect Storm.

And the telling of their story — both in Sebastian Junger’s best-selling book "The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea," published in 1997, and again in the blockbuster Hollywood film of the same name, released in 2000 — has made the term "perfect storm" a common part of the American lexicon.

But memories of the storm — and the Andrea Gail tragedy — remain painful here in Gloucester, especially for the families who can never forget those days two decades ago.

Click here for the rest of the story at The Gloucester Daily Times website

and because I can never get enough of this song by Earl and Arch and the video made by Mike Lindberg The official Song od GoodMorningGloucester- Gloucester Til The End

Nancy Gaines Piece Here-

Tragedy, film lore still driving economy

By Nancy GainesCorrespondent

In the 20 years since what’s now known as the Perfect Storm, the story of the nation’s oldest seaport reads like a tale of two cities.

The economic impact on the home of the seafaring tragedy that inspired the best-selling book and blockbuster movie has been, by most measures, a wallop. And, in a sad paradox, it’s also been a boon to a place that’s been beset by a dwindling fishing industry and is now retrofitting with retail, commercial and development ventures.

The working waterfront of fishermen who go down to the sea forever — at least 30 since the Andrea Gail, says the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association — still works.

The fishing industry is worth about $200 million to the city annually, considering the ripple effect (economists use 3.5) for shoreside businesses, taxes and temporary employment, from $56.6 million in sales last year.

Yet, the business is a shell of itself 20 years ago. Fish landings in Gloucester were 126 million pounds in 1990; 41 million last year. At 100 boats, the fleet is half what it was when the movie hit, never mind the storm.

Remembering the Perfect Storm Pictures From David Sullivan’s Sister Cathy and Gloucester Til the End

Earl and Arch Perform the Official Song Of GoodMorningGloucester- Gloucester Til The End Video from Mike Lindberg-

Terry Weber’s friend Cathy Sullivan Mustone of Gloucester would like to share photos of her brother David Sullivan, who was lost at sea in the "Perfect Storm" and a few pics from the movie experience. It’s been twenty years! Ironically, we are due to have a Nor’easter this weekend. Thank you to Cathy for sharing.

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Perhaps the GMG readers would like to send in some photos of what they experienced during the Halloween-Unnamed-Perfect Storm twenty years ago or share some memories.

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