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GloucesterCast 218 With Steve Douglass, Nichole Schrafft, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 2/19/17

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This calendar is permanently hosted and can be viewed when ever you want at capeanngiclee.com on the ‘events’ page.

Leigh Slingluff show at Lone Gull Coffeehouse until February 28th

Lone Gull Coffeeshop 146 Main Street, Gloucester, MA, stands out with local art. Two dynamite mini solo shows are currently on view:

One exhibit features 20 oil paintings, acrylic paintings and gouache drawings by fine artist, Leigh Slingluff. Slingluff works on Cape Ann and resides in Rockport. You may have seen her award-winning painting on exhibit during Cape Ann Plein Air or in the seArts Art Loan @Bass Rocks annual exhibit.

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Paintings by William (‘Bill’) A. Travis are also on view www.watravis.com along the brick gallery wall.

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Lone Gull maintains a sign up sheet for 2 featured art exhibits monthly. They have begun booking into 2018 (although scattered months with 1 wall may still be available)

Bob Stephenson’s painting is on permanent display.

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Lone Gull gives space to various art books and an entry peppered with local current notices, too.

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Nichole’s Picks 2/25 + 2/26

Pick #1:  Maple Sugaring at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

FIND OUT MUCH MORE HERE

Saturday, February 25 & Sunday, February 26

Tours at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm

Adults: $10 and children over 3: $8

Spring celebrations begin early at the sanctuary with the age-old tradition of maple sugaring. The warm days of late winter awaken the flow of sap in the maples, causing buds to swell and resulting in sweet-smelling, billowing clouds of steam rising from the sugarhouse.

On our naturalist-guided tours, learn how to identify a sugar maple, observe tapping and sap collection methods, watch the sap being boiled down in the sugarhouse, and get a sweet taste of the final product. Afterwards, warm up by the woodstove in the Barn, where hot beverages, hot dogs cooked in maple sap, and delicious soups and desserts made by our volunteers are available for purchase.

Visit our gift shop to browse a selection of maple products, and be sure to bring home a bottle of our own freshly-made maple syrup.

Tours last about an hour and run in all weather. Dress warmly and wear warm waterproof boots because the walk is entirely outdoors.

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Pick #2:  Before all the Rinks Close…

Do some outdoor iceskating.  Hit Boston City Plaza for BostonWinter’s skating on the plaza.

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Pick #3:  Snow Tubing at New England Sports Park

I wrote about this quickly last month, but it deserves to be written about again….especially before winter is over.  Dare I say?

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Friday:  3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Saturday:  10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Sunday:  10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

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Rates: $25 per ticket, per block.

 

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

And This Is Why We Shouldn’t Drink When We Tape The HomieCast- We Agree To Crazy Shit

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So DeWolfe somehow got all us on the HomieCast to agree to do Crossfit Saturday morning.  Normally in the middle of the summer when I’ve been active I wouldn’t be too concerned.  But I’m literally so tight I can barely walk.  #prayforthehomiecast

This from Chris-

It’s time for the Homiecast men to man up! During the most recent Homiecast , the guys were called out by Crossfit coach Chris DeWolfe.
Joey, James and Craig all agreed to try out the Community workout that Crossfit Cape Ann offers at 9am every Saturday morning. The cost is only $5 per person and all the proceeds are donated back into community. Coach Chris is holding them to their word! Join the Homiecast at CFCA for what should be a fun and exciting hour! Must be
18 years or older.

Crossfit Cape Ann
18 Sargent St A, Gloucester, MA 01930
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GloucesterCast 219 with Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 2/22/17

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GloucesterCast 219 with Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 2/22/17

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Paprika Grill Robbery and Community Support Links
Emrah Gives Thanks  Robbed at Knifepoint , Thief Got away with the cash register and roughly $300

Kim nominated for Essex Heritage County Trailblazer Go to www.essexheritage.org/gala to vote for Kim if you’d like in the Connecting People To Place Category.  Four categories.  Preserving/Connecting People To Place/Advancing Or Educational Mission/Building or Growing our Future.
Oscars This Weekend- Kim predictions- Best Picture- LA LA Land. Best Actor- Casey Affleck,

Wildlife biologist and coyote expert Jonathan Way to speak at Salem State Tuesday, February 28

More Bald Eagle Sightings.  This time Morgan Faulds Pike- The Woman Who Created The Fisherman’s Wives Memorial Link
We have people from the Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute coming in on Sunday
John McElhenny Joining the GMG Roster!
Paprika Grill Photo- from Craig Kimberley

Devon Harmon Speaks About Her Family Selling The Bass Rocks Ocean Inn

Devon writes-

This past December brought one of my biggest life changes. After 5 generations of my family owning and operating Bass Rocks Ocean Inn, we decided to sell. As much as we have loved being apart of Bass Rocks, seeing how happy we have made our guests, the relationships we have made- we needed our family to be closer together (some of us in Florida and some in Massachusetts). We found a resort in Little Torch Key, Florida- Parmer’s Resort. We purchased Parmer’s in January, seeing the unspoken beauty and potential of the resort. Being here for only a month, we can’t wait to make this resort as special as we were able to make Bass Rocks for so many others. Although we have started a new venture, we will never forget our family at Bass Rocks Ocean Inn and appreciate all the memories that were created there. For me, it will always be my first home.

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GLOUCESTER HARBOR IN THE GLOW OF LATE DAY (OR JUST ONE OF THE 101 MILLION REASONS WHY WE LOVE OUR HOOD)

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Googly-Eyed Trash Eaters May Clean a Harbor Near You

Thank you to Al Bezanson, GMG FOB and former Schooner Green Dragon Captain (former as his son Andy now has the helm), for sharing the following article.

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National Geographic
By Jackie Snow
February 17, 2017

Baltimore’s harbor is cleaner than it has been in decades thanks to two anthropomorphic trash wheels pulling debris from its waters.

Mr. Trash Wheel and Professor Trash Wheel, the latter of which was installed in December, are solar- and hydro-powered trash interceptors based in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, clearing debris before it enters the Chesapeake Bay. Over a million pounds of trash has been pulled out of the water by Mr. Trash Wheel since it was installed in May 2014.

The trash wheel’s creator, John Kellett, worked on the harbor for years and saw garbage floating on the water every day. A sailor and engineer, he approached the city and offered to take a stab at cleaning up the harbor. He built a pilot trash wheel and installed it in 2008.

No one had ever tried to stop the trash before and the task seemed daunting. Kellett quickly realized he’d have to go bigger. The pilot wheel was often unable to pick up larger debris and had only one Dumpster, so when it was being emptied, the wheel had to wait for it to return before working again.

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John Rockwell joins Fly Amero tonight as his special guest @ The Rhumb Line 7-10pm 2.22.2017

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Wednesday, February 22nd – 7pm
Special Guest: JOHN ROCKWELL!

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It’s rare these days to find John Rockwell and Fly Amero
under the same roof at the same time. Circumstances have
too often gotten in the way. Well, barring some freakish act
from some evil god, it all goes away this coming Wednesday
and all will once again be right with the world. John and I
truly have a blast when we’re together, and we never falter
when it comes to sharing that joy with the audience at hand.
High spirits and good music… as it was always meant to be. ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Upcoming guests…
03/01 – Honkytonk Women

03/08 – Quentin Callewaert

03/15 – Allen Estes

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Paint Your Own Piece Workshop

These events are always fun and informative.
Tickets: $65.00
Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Sand to City Style
21 C Lexington Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930
For more information please call Lisa at 978-526-0954
Or email lisa@sandtocitystyle.com

Sand to City provides all the materials and professional guidance to teach you all you need to know how to create a fabulous finish. They will also provide adult beverages and snacks.

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Pigeon Cove

My opportunities to drive around for the sake of shooting photos are few and far between these days, but on Monday I put one of the dogs in the car and drove through Pigeon Cove for a few minutes.  Even in dreary February the colors kind of come to life and I find it so quintessential New England.

Wildlife biologist and coyote expert Jonathan Way to speak at Salem State Tuesday, February 28

WHAT:                Jonathan Way, PhD will be on campus to describe his work investigating the behavior and social ecology of coyotes and to discuss public policy regarding predators. The talk is part of the Wellness U Experiencing Wildlife Series, which is organized by the Human Dimensions of Wildlife Unit of the Bates Center for Public Affairs. This free event is open to media and the public.

WHEN:                Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 11 am to 12 pm

WHERE:               Salem State University

                              352 Lafayette Street | Salem, MA  01970

                              MLK Room, Ellison Campus Center

WHO:                  Dr. Way is the author of two books related to the study of coyotes, one of which, Suburban Howls, details his experiences studying eastern coyotes in Massachusetts. Dr. Way details and runs the Eastern Coyote/Coywolf Research organization where he is continuing his goal of long-term ecological and behavioral research on coywolves. Dr. Way’s second book details his experience at Yellowstone National Park, where he takes regular trips to study coyotes. 

 

Here is Jon Way’s website- http://www.easterncoyoteresearch.com/

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