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GloucesterCast 134 With Kim Smith, Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped April 28, 2015

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Gloucestercast 133 With Donna Ardizzoni, Nichole Schrafft, Alicia Cox, Toby Pett, Super K and Host Joey Ciaramitaro taped 4/26/15

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GloucesterCast 132 With Guests Alicia Cox, Kim Smith, Paul Morrison, James Eves, Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 4/25/15

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Last Week’s Podcast Subscriber Contest Winner Won Two Free Tickets At The Shalin Liu For The Miranda Russell Band’s May 7th Concert and The Winner Is- Tim Parker

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Greg Bover Quote of the Week

“It’s hard to feel sad when you are being useful.”

Louis C. K. (1967-    )

A Washington, D. C. native, C. K. uses the initials in place of his birth name, Szekely, as they approximate its Hungarian pronunciation. His family moved to Mexico City when he was an infant and then to Newton, Massachusetts when he was seven. He is perhaps best known for his highly-regarded comedy show “Louie”, on FX, but he has been a writer for Chris Rock, David Letterman, and Conan O’Brien as well as writing and directing several films and shorts, and appearing in many movies and television shows. He began his career as a stand-up comedian at an open-mic night in Boston, and now tours widely, and has innovated direct-to-consumer ticket sales, bypassing Ticketmaster and other large, controlling middlemen. C. K. has won five Emmy Awards and a Grammy. He is divorced from Alix Bailey and has two children.

 

One Hundred Years of the Manchester Bath & Tennis Club and the history of Magnolia’s Summer Colony

TUESDAY, MAY12

at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall

6:30pm Refreshments, 7pm Program

David Fay will present a program on the formation and early years of the beach club that was originally known as the North Shore Swimming Pool and eventually became the Bath & Tennis. The presentation will also include the history of how Magnolia rose from a quiet fishing village to being known as “Little Newport”.

Members free, nonmembers $10

Please RSVP by Friday, May 8

Phone: 978-526-7230 or email info@manchesterhistoricalmuseum.org

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Also on Saturday, May 9 (10am)

In the MHM Hall

Needlework Family Program for ages 3 and up

$5 per child – Please RSVP by May 8

GMG APP and “Mr. Skeptical” aka “Paulie Walnuts Frontiero”

OK GMG Readers!

Usually I like to give Joey a hard time when he come’s up with a “Great Ginormous” GMG Idea.

Not because I’m jealous that he’s so passionate about this GMG thing. I just like to see his expressions when I criticize him and the Blog. :) It brings me Happiness! :)

But this APP is GREAT. Very easy to download, install and navigate all GMG content.

Just request the App from Joey. When you receive it just click on the attachment and click save. Then when it finishes downloading click on the install button. So easy even I did it.

CLICK HERE!

Works Great on my Samsung S3

Maybe he can add a GMG AUTHOR Button so people can click on the author that they like (ME) and their recent and past posts.

Also maybe a SEARCH Button.

Great job JOEY! Did I just write that?

The Lannon Starts Sailing Next Weekend With A Special GMG FOB Discount!

Hi Joey,
Heath and the crew have been working hard to get the Lannon ready to sail again this year. They have done an amazing job and she looks great!
We will be sailing on weekends starting next Saturday.
We are offering a special for all GMG FOB. I am attaching a flier describing the special ticket prices next weekend, for Opening Day Saturdayand for Mother’s Day on Sunday.

Hope to see you soon.
Thanks for all you do.

Just Go Here To Book and Use These Coupon Codes-
Online Coupon Codes-

Saturday- GMGOD  

Sunday- GMGMom

Kay Ellis
Schooner Thomas E. Lannon
www.schooner.org/book-online
978 281-6634

Opening Weekend-GMG Special

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BREAKING: TO CELEBRATE TODAY’S WARM WEATHER THE DECK AT THE STUDIO IS OPEN ~ WITH HALF PRICE MEXICAN MENU ALL DAY!

Join The Studio Restaurant today only for a half price Mexican menu all day. The best “deck on the Neck!”

Cally Flaherty Greg Halle Studio Restaurant ©Kim Smith 2015Our favorite waitress from the Seventh Wave in Rockport, Cally Flaherty, is now working at The Studio, with the very affable Studio’s Greg Halle.

Thanks for a fabulous dinner last night Greg, Cally, and Colleen! 

Studio Restaurnat Rocky Neck Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2015

#1 Mother’s Day Present For The Good Morning Gloucester Lover In Your Life- A Stonewashed GMG Cap Or Dry Fit Shirt!!!

ORDERS PLACED BY WEDNESDAY GET DELIVERED FOR MOTHER’S DAY!  PLACE YOUR ORDER TODAY, GET IT DONE AND HELP DEFRAY THE COSTS OF HOSTING THE BLOG AT THE SAME TIME!

Make life easy on yourself and get it done.  Order now and have it within a week, plenty of time before Mother’s day. Here’s the link to the All Things Gloucester Store- http://gmg.storenvy.com/

There’s also one (read one single) XL premium super plush hoodie left, one half zip black technical dry fit jacket size medium, one xl full zip technical jacket in grey and one xxl full zip technical jacket in grey,2 Lg short sleeve light blue dry fit t shirts, 1 XL short sleeve light blue dry fit t shirts, 1 White XL short sleeve dry fit t shirt, 1 Lg Black Long Sleeve Dry Fit Shirt, 1 White XXL Long Sleeve Dry Fit Shirt and 1 XL White Long Sleeve Dry Fit T Shirt left.

Very limited quantities on the shirts so get on it if you have specific size requirements!

The ones we did a couple summers ago were stonewashed blue. These bad boys are stonewashed charcoal and lobster approved :)

GMG Logo Cap Pigment Dyed Stonewashed Charcoal. Velcro strap. Three Color High Stitch Count Embroidery. If you purchase 5 caps at once you get a 6th cap free and free shipping.
If you order 5 Caps I’ll include the extra cap free!

If you have a certain size dry fit T or hoodie you would like, I can special order them for you, just let me know.

Here’s a link to the GMG store to purchase yours- http://gmg.storenvy.com/
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How to Tell the Difference Between Geese and Ducks

During a recent podcast we were talking about the wonderful influx of Brant Geese that have been seen all around the coves of Cape Ann. Joey asked a great question, “how to tell the difference between ducks and geese?” Ducks, geese, and swans all belong to the Anatidae family and I could only answer that size is the predominate difference between duck and goose. If you are out on the water or onshore and trying to id whether duck or goose I think the surest way to tell is that geese are larger, with longer necks and bodies. I was curious to learn more and google led to interesting differences, some obvious and correlate to what we observe in our region, and some not so obvious.

Geese are generally white, gray, or monochromatic and both males and females are the same color. Ducks are multicolored and there are obvious pattern differences between the males and females.

Geese migrate further distances. We have seen that this past year with our Snow Goose visitor, a bird that breeds in colonies on the Canadian tundra, as do the Brants.

Another quick way to determine whether goose or duck is by what they are eating; geese generally eat grasses and grains; ducks eat fish and insects. The Snow Goose that visited Good Harbor Beach this past winter foraged for sea grass alongside the Canadian Geese.

Snow Goose Juvenile Canadian Geese Gloucester Massachusetts Essex County  ©Kim Smith 2015Snow Goose and Canadian Geese Foraging for Sea Grass

Photographer and fisherman Brian O’Connor reported that a fisherman mentioned to him that Brants are observed in an area when there is a heavy crop of sea “vegetables” and that is precisely what is occurring in our region–the “green” waves. Sea lettuce is a staple of the Brant’s diet and it is sometimes referred to as “Brant lettuce!”

Brants Cape Ann Massachusetts ©Kim Smith 2015Brants in Sea Vegetable Heaven

Please let us know if you see any Brants, where and at what time. Thank you to Zefra for writing last week about Brants at Lighthouse Beach. And thank you to Bill Hubbard who wrote to say that during the 40s and 50s hundreds were often seen, less so beginning in the late 50s.

Snow Goose Juvenile Gloucester Massachusetts -4 ©Kim Smith 2015

Juvenile Snow Goose Good Harbor Beach Gloucester
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Friend me on Facebook and follow me on TwitterInstagram, and Vine. You can also subscribe to my design website at Kim Smith Designs, and film’s websites at Beauty on the Wing ~ Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly, Gloucester’s Feast of Saint Joseph Community Film Project, and Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly.

NORTH SHORE ARTS ASSOCIATION OPENS ITS 93rd SEASON WITH THREE EXCITING EXHIBITS

Three Exhibits Open Season

May 7 running through Saturday, May 30, 2015,

Sunday, May 17th, 2 – 4 pm: Receptions for all three exhibitions

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A1) BOB BLUE RETROSPECTIVE, The Works of Bob Blue, “Gloucester & Beyond”, in the Gordon Grant Room. Bob Blue (deceased 2008), an honoree of the NSAA’s Tribute Exhibition in 2003, has been a major contributor to the growth and spirit of the NSAA as a Vice President, an award winning marine and landscape painter, a beloved teacher, and lifelong artist member.

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2) FIRST NON-JURIED MEMBERS EXHIBITION OF THE 2015 SEASON. Well known and notable NSAA artist members will exhibit over 100 exciting works including watercolors, works on paper, oil on canvas and sculpture.

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3) MARY CALLAHAN & ANN MURPHY SHOW in the HALLWAY GALLERY. Mary Callahan’s free, impressionist watercolors have earned over 150 awards, and her paintings are in permanent and private collections throughout the US and Europe. Callahan is a director of the New England Watercolor Society, a Copley Master in the Copley Society of Art, and member of many fine arts organizations with solo exhibitions at the Harvard Club, the Guild of Boston Artists, Provincetown and Attleboro Museums, and is represented in the DeCordova Museum’s corporate program.

Ann Murphy, a New Englander, paints in pastel, oil and watercolor with subjects ranging from representational land and seascapes, to semi-abstracts of shorebirds and sea life. Her work is known for its distinctively sensitive and ethereal quality.

 

Found On The Hard Drive

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All Photos taken by Paul F Frontiero Jr.

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