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New Solar Battery Technology, Solar Costs Explained With Tim Sanborn Of Cazeault Solar Taped 1/17/18

Call Tim Sanborn From Cazeault Solar For A Free Consultation and Solar Evaluation (774) 228-3411

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Here’s a screenshot of my electric bill, we’ve accumulated over $600 in electric company credit. There’s nothing better than that feeling!

Call Tim Sanborn from Cazeault Solar to find out how you can help the environment and be cash flow positive right off the bat with Solar. Total no-brainer, and Tim’s company makes it look natural on your home.

Call Tim (774) 228-3411 And Tell Him Joey Sent Ya!

 

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GloucesterCast 260 With Pat, Jimmy Dalpiaz and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 1/18/18

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Topics Include:

Free Tickets To Cape Ann Community Cinema – Share this post on Facebook for a chance to win two free tickets to Cape Ann Community Cinema, The Cinema Listings are always stickied in the GMG Calendar at the top of the blog or you can click here to go directly to the website

Montreal Recap Bruins Game- StubHub and SeatGeek strategy for tickets (tickets for Sunday’s AFC Championship are available still here!)

Cornbag/Ricebag To Relieve Neck Tension- Link

Canada Goose Jacket Alternative

Wolf Hollow

Shout Out To Kim’s Year In Review

Feeling Sorry For People That Don’t Watch Sports

Paprika Grill Location is For Rent $1100/mo- Info here

Crows Divebombing The Snowy Owl

Cape Ann Community Cinemas Review

Seats still available for The Patriots AFC Championship Game! check out the stadium map-

 

MESSAGE FROM DAVID CALVO AND CLASS SCHEDULE

Good Morning Gloucester Community,
I have all my school classes posted for 2018. I am offering five-day, two-day and one-day classes. I also offer a weekly carving class on Tuesday night. Last year we introduced basketry classes that were a big hit, so that is being added to the schedule this year. Please feel free check out my website or if you have any questions to contact me directly.  (978)-283-0231
 
David Calvo
 

Whoa! Check out the lineup for tonight @ Dave Sag’s Blues Party at The Rhumb Line. 8:30pm 1.18.2018

 

Dave says,

This Thursday at the Rhump Line, it’s Musical Clamfest Time as I welcome back Mr. John Keegan® and his band of roving assassins. You think you know him from Madhouse™ but you don’t know squat till you see him with such heavy firepower as Brian Alex (Wow! Master instigator of the band Entrain), Mark Earley (again in a dual role as Santy Clause and Sonar Splitter), and Benny Benson (our Irish Ace of Pace). No-one can predict what will happen, but MIT has assembled a team to try to detect Dark Matter as a result of hearing loss in ecstatic cling.

 

40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/

260 Main Street #GloucesterMA more downtown retail-what would you put there?

More street level retail space coming to the east end of Main Street. 260 Main Street, Gloucester, MA was approved for a multi-use | multi-family structure. Permits allow for a business use on the first level (and 2 residential units above and on-site parking.)

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This was a former location of Cape Ann Animal Aid | Humane Society SPCA (google images 2008 below)

 

 

6 Center Street across from Pastaio,  and other retail rental opportunities Main Street and downtown Gloucester

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UPDATE- Since Kate closed Art Room Boutique, Michael Forgette and Jonathan Moody opened High Tide Glass Company at 3 Center Street, officially opened since September 2017!

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Slumbering City

Anyone else notice that its not pitch black out when you get out of work at 5?  I was so excited the other night to leave the office and not need a flashlight to get to my car!   These longer days also mean I’ll have to be getting up earlier for sunrise, but I will take advantage of the late mornings for now.   Enjoy this view of our beautiful slumbering city in the not-so-early morning hours!

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Nichole’s Picks 1/20 + 1/21

Pick #1: New England Sports Park Tubing

READ MORE HERE

We will be open the following days/times:

Friday:  3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Saturday:  10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Sunday:  10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Rates: $25 per ticket, per block. (all ages)

Friday:

*NEW! One ticket gets you on the hill from open until close!  (not valid on holiday and school vacation days)

Saturday and Sunday:

Each guest must purchase a new ticket for each time block they wish to tube.

Minimum age to tube is 4 years old.

(must be able to sit in your own tube)

First Block:  10AM-12PM

Second Block: 12PM-2PM

Third Block:  2PM-4PM

Fourth Block:  4PM-6PM

Fifth Block:  6PM-8PM

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Pick #2:  Wingmasters Presents: North American Birds of Prey

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Sun, Jan 21, 2018 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield
Instructor:
Jim Parks and Julie Anne Collier – Wingmasters
All (suitable for children 5 – 18 years)
Members:
Adult $12.00, Child $10.00
 Nonmembers:
Adult $14.00, Child $12.00
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Our first presentation from 11:00 am-12:15 pm has filled, so we have added a second presentation from 1:15-2:30 pm.

Come see live birds of prey up close in this indoor presentation that will introduce you to the different types of raptors including eagles, hawks, falcons, and owls. We’ll discuss the special features these birds have that enable them to be successful predators at the top of the food chain. We’ll talk about how they hunt, what they eat, and their amazing vision, hearing, and feathers. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to see birds such as the peregrine falcon, kestrel, red-tailed hawk, saw-whet owl, barn owl, barred owl, great horned owl, and eastern screech-owl (birds subject to change).

Instructions and Directions:
Meets in our warm, cozy Barn. This program is entirely indoors.
Registration is required.
Waitlist email or call 978-887-9264.
Register by mail: program registration form (PDF 66K)
For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.

For more information, contact:

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Pick #3: Ice is Nice! Winter Experiments at Joppa Flats Education Center

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As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid

@thetrustees Check out this #coyote exploring a frozen pond.

New Solar Battery Technology, Solar Costs Explained With Tim Sanborn Of Cazeault Solar Taped 1/17/18

New Solar Battery Technology, Solar Costs Explained With Tim Sanborn Of Cazeault Solar Taped 1/17/18

Call Tim Sanborn From Cazeault Solar For A Free Consultation and Solar Evaluation (774) 228-3411

When you subscribe you need to verify your email address so they know we’re not sending you spam and that you want to receive the podcast. So once you subscribe check your email for that verification. If you don’t see it, check your spam folder in your email acct so you can verify that you’d like to get the GloucesterCast Podcast sent to you for listening at your convenience..

 

Here’s a screenshot of my electric bill, we’ve accumulated over $600 in electric company credit. There’s nothing better than that feeling!

Call Tim Sanborn from Cazeault Solar to find out how you can help the environment and be cash flow positive right off the bat with Solar. Total no-brainer, and Tim’s company makes it look natural on your home.

Call Tim (774) 228-3411 And Tell Him Joey Sent Ya!

This Week at Backyard Growers:

Cape Ann Community

Cropped Ferment

Join Backyard Growers this Thursday, January 17th, 6pm as we partner with Pigeon Cove Ferments at our two-part fermentation workshop learning all about the benefits of fermentation!

Part 1 will be held at Backyard Growers where we will learn more about lacto-fermentation and the benefits of incorporating fermented food into our diets. All ages welcome.

Tickets can be purchased online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fermentation-workshops-tickets-41291296379

Questions? Contact: community@backyardgrowers.org or call 978-281-0480

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Having a staycation during February break and looking for a way to keep the kids entertained?

Backyard Growers is hosting three days of children’s workshops during February break for children grades K-5 packed with hands-on activities. Each day children will learn and discover more about food and gardening though activities such as: grinding wheat to flour, making and painting with plant dyes, holding and learning about worms, dressing up like a plant, and more!

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Chamber’s Annual Celebration & Cape Ann Divas Concert

Cape Ann Community


Join us at the Shalin Liu for our Annual Celebration– the Welcoming of new President of the Board- Patricia Slade of the Manchester Cricket, saying good-bye to this year’s President Sara Young, of Schooner Adventure and the installation of our new Board of Directors.

This year we will have a cocktail reception in the event room of the Shalin Liu Performance Center, catered by Vinwood Caterers, followed by a concert by the Cape Ann Divas- a show Not to be missed!

Tickets for this event must be purchased at online at
rockportmusic.org/cape-ann-divas or by calling the box office at 978-546-7391.
$100 Reception and Concert
$50 Concert only

The Cape  Ann Divas
The 2018 Cape Ann Divas are six wonderfully talented female vocalists who are beloved on Cape Ann and have been wowing local audiences for years.  Now, for the first time ever, these six talented women, along with an accomplished…

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CAPE ANN WILDLIFE: A YEAR IN PICTURES 2017

CAPE ANN WILDLIFE: A YEAR IN PICTURES 2017

By Kim Smith

Cape Ann provides welcome habitat for a menagerie of creatures beautiful, from the tiniest winged wonder to our region’s top predator, the Eastern Coyote. Last year I posted a Cape Ann Wildlife Year in Pictures 2016 and I hope you will find the wildlife stories of 2017 equally as beautiful.

WINTER

The only partially frozen ponds at the start of winter allowed for dabblers and divers such as Mallards, Mergansers, and Buffleheads to forage at the freshwater. Mr. Swan had his usual entourage of quwackers and daily heads to the other side of the pond to get away for his morning stretches. Sightings of Red-tailed Hawks and other raptors abounded. Although photographed in Newburyport, the owl photos are included because these species are found readily on Cape Ann. An Eastern Screech Owl (red-morph) was seen daily perched above a playground and Barred Owl sightings too were reported throughout the winter. Raptors live on Cape Ann all year round but are much easier to see in winter when the trees are bare of foliage.

The beautiful aqua green eyes of the juvenile Double-crested Cormorants were seen wintering at both Niles Pond and Rockport Harbor. And during a warm February day on a snowless marsh a turkey bromance shindig commenced.

SPRING

In early spring, a male and female American Wigeon arrived on the scene making local ponds their home for several weeks. In the right light the male’s electric green feathers at the top of his head shine brightly and both the male and female have baby blue bills.

Meadow and marsh, dune and treetop were graced with the heralding harbingers of spring with photos of a Red-winged Blackbird, a pair of Cedar Waxwings, Northern Mockingbird, Brown Thrasher, Eastern Towhee, Eastern Kingbird, Tree Swallow, and Grackle included here.

The Great Swan Escape story made headlines in Boston as Mr. Swan eluded captors for hours. He had re-injured his foot and someone took it upon themselves to call the animal rescuers, which would have surely meant death for our beloved 27-year old swan if he had been wrangled into captivity.

M is clearly for Migration through Massachusetts and the month-long arrivals and departures did not abate. Short-billed Dowitchers, winsome Willets, Yellow Legs, and Ruddy Turnstones are just some of the migrating shorebirds spied on Cape Ann beaches and marshes. The best news in May was the return of the Piping Plovers. Of the five or six that camped at Good Harbor Beach to investigate potential nesting sites, one pair bonded and built their nest mere yards from the nesting pair of last year. Could it be the same pair? The nesting Piping Plover story took up much of the spring and by early summer four little Piping Plover chicks hatched over Fiesta weekend. Hundreds of photos and hours of film footage are in the process of being organized with a children’s book in progress and documentary in progress.

Piping Plover Courtship Dance

Piping Plover Nest

SUMMER

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The survival of one Piping Plover chick was made possible by a wholesale community effort, with volunteers covering all hours of daylight, along with Mayor Sefatia and her team, Ken Whittaker from the conservation office, Chief McCarthy, and animal control officer Diane Corliss all lending a hand.

Sadly, several Northern Gannets came ashore to die on our Cape Ann beaches, struck by the same mysterious and deadly disease that is afflicting Northern Gannets in other coastal regions. During the summer season they are typically at their North American breeding grounds, which are six well-established colonies, three in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Quebec, and three in the North Atlantic, off the coast of Newfoundland.

An orphaned swan was introduced to Niles Pond, much to the dismay of Mr. Swan. Eastern Point residents Skip and Lyn kept watch over the two while they reluctantly became acquainted.

By mid-July many of us were seeing Monarchs in much greater numbers than recent years. Nearly every region within the continental United States experienced a fantastic Painted Lady irruption and butterflies of every stripe and polka dot were seen flitting about our meadows, fields, and gardens.

The tadpoles and froglets of American Bullfrogs and Green Frogs made for good eating for several families of resident otters, who are making their homes in abandoned beaver lodges. Little Blue Herons find frogs to be good eating, too.

Tree Swallows Massing

In early August we see the Tree Swallows begin to mass for their return migration. They find an abundance of fruits and insects in the dunes, headlands, and beaches. The Cedar Waxwings and Ruddy Trunstones were observed back again foraging on their southward journey, along with myriad species of songbirds, shorebirds, divers, and dabblers.

FALL

The Late Great Monarch migration continued into the fall as we were treated to a wonderfully warm autumn. Waves and waves of Monarchs came ashore and more butterflies arrived on the scene including new batches of Painted Ladies, Clouded Sulphurs and Common Buckeyes (nothing common about these beauties!).

A pair of Northern Pintails called Cape Ann ponds and coves home for nearly a month while we seem to be seeing more and more raptors such as Red-tailed Hawks, Osprey, Bald Eagles, and Peregrine Falcons. Juvenile herons of every species that breeds on Cape Ann lingered long into the fall—Black-crowned Night Herons, Yellow-crowned Herons, Great Blue Herons, Snowy Egrets, Great Egrets, and Green Herons.

Just as Mr. Swan and the Young Swan appeared to be warming to each other, the Young Swan, who has yet to learn to fly, became trapped in the ice at Niles Pond. He was rescued by caretakers Lyn and Dan and is now spending the winter at a cozy sanctuary built by Lyn and friends.

 

Thank you to all our readers for your kind comments of appreciation throughout the year for the beautiful wild creatures with which we share this gorgeous peninsula called Cape Ann. If you’d like to read more about a particular animal, type the name of the animal in the search box and the original post should come up

With its expansive marshes and dunes, bodies of fresh, clear water, saltwater coves and inlets, and geographic location within the Atlantic Flyway, 2017 has been a banner year for Cape Ann’s wild and wonderful creatures. I can’t wait to see what awaits in 2018!

Snowy Owl “Hedwig” January 2018 Backshore Gloucester

Cape Ann Museum

January is Membership Month.  Also every year the Museum opens its doors free of charge to all Cape Ann Residents during the month of January.  If you have never been there, you are missing out on a great day of learning and enjoyment.

For more information please check on the link below:

http://www.capeannmuseum.org/

 

 

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