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GloucesterCast 204 With Jim and Pat Dalpiaz, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 10/16/16



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Magnolia Farmers Market
Tall Ship Lynx and Liberty Star sister ship to the Liberty Clipper
GHS Football 2016 Coupons
Halibut Point and Topside Grill
Day Trip to NYC
Cape Ann Plein Air Gala at Rockport Art Association
Picked up my first redhead affectionately named “Ginger” by Kate
Elise Jilson and Tucker Smith From Cedar Rock Gardens Harvest Party
Full Hunter Moon
Daylight Savings Time November 6th
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In the latest adventure in the life of the #gullsofappldore banded Seagull #9EM, poor homie loses lunch

If you can’t see the video in the GMG email newsletter, just click on the title of the post and it will bring you directly to GMG to view it.


The color is beautiful, a soft greenish-blue gray. I hope mine doesn’t get swiped by a family member 🙂

Loving my new GMG hat – more of a blue green than gray, really nice @captjoe06 !

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jeremy-adams-harpsichords-copyright-kim-smith-copyOpening tomorrow at the Cape Ann Museum, “Voicing the Woods” is a very special exhibition of some of the exquisite instruments created by Jeremy Adams. The exhibit is accompanied by Paul Cary Goldberg photographs of the instruments and of the artist at work .

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A world renowned instrument maker, Jeremy Adams is a Gloucester artist whose extraordinarily beautiful instruments will be treasured for generations to come. To see these works of art displayed in the light filled gallery of the museum’s top floor is a magnificent gift to the community, and one not to missed. Additionally, a selection of Jeremy’s witty and whimsical furniture is displayed in the Museum’s 1804 Captain Elias Davis House.bent-side-form-jeremy-adams-copyright-kim-smith

Jeremy Adams Bent-side Form, used to bend wood that has been steamed to create the curved side of the harpsichord. The process of steaming wood for the planks is similar to the technique used in boat building.

“Voicing the Woods” opens tomorrow, Saturday, October 22nd, at the Cape Ann Museum. Throughout the months of November, December, and January instrument demonstrations and concerts will be held at the Museum and at the Annisquam Village Church. See the schedule of events here.

To see more examples of Jeremy’s beautiful pieces, visit the Jeremy Adams Instruments website here. dscf9910

About Jeremy Adams, Instrument Maker, from the Cape Ann Museum exhibit catalogue:

A keyboard player from early childhood, Jeremy Adams took his formal training with Roland Sturgis, Gregory Tucker and Melville Smith at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge. In the 1960s, an auspicious time for early music enthusiasts, Adams entered into a six-year apprenticeship at William Dowd’s Cambridge harpsichord shop, where he gained recognition for his skills as a musician and quickly developed his hand as a fine woodworker. (Dowd had established his workshop in the 1950s with harpsichord maker Frank Hubbard, engaging with the international movement to revive historic practices of performance and instrument building.) In the two years following his harpsichord apprenticeship, Adams honed his skills in reed voicing and tonal finishing in an organ building apprenticeship at the Gloucester workshop of Charles Fisk, working on signature instruments at Old West Methodist in Boston and Harvard University, among others. In 1969 Adams opened his own workshop on the North Shore.

Read more here.annisquamAnnisquam Village Church Jeremy Adams Pipe Organ

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Phyllis A. Art Show and Sale

If you are out and about on Saturday make sure you stop down to Rocky Neck at the Gloucester Marine Railways to check out the Phyllis A. Art Show.  Lots of great local Artists’ work there for viewing and sale!  Here is a sneak peek of some of my prints that will be available printed by the amazing James and Anna at Cape Ann Giclee! image



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The Boat House Grille is Now Open

From the owners of the Blue Marlin Grill in Essex now comes The Boat House Grille. Located at the old Lewis’ Restaurant….and later Castle Creek.  I haven’t had a chance to get there yet, but I’ve heard great things about the menu, the food, the staff, and the ambience.  Looking forward to seeing what Corey Matthews and his group has created in the very near future!



Cape Ann TV Lunch & Learn Series: “DSLR vs. Camcorder – what’s the right choice for your shoot?”

Cape Ann TV’s Lunch & Learn Series continues on Wednesday, November 2nd at 12 pm with“DSLR vs. Camcorder – what’s the right choice for your shoot?” presented by professional video producer, Ted Reed.

Digital SLRs have become the hot video tool, but what’s the best way to use them? When is a traditional camcorder the preferred choice? Award-winning TV producer Ted Reed will show how to get the most out of both, their strengths and weaknesses, and even how to use both together effectively.

Please join us on Wednesday, November 2nd at 12 PM at Cape Ann TV for this event. Lunch is provided and this event is free.

Space is limited for this event; please RSVP to to reserve your spot. 

Smoked Bluefin #Tuna On the @WeberGrills Smokey Mountain Smoker

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More from Joey’s BBQ Blog-

Northeast BBQ

Letting the tuna marinade in the soy/ginger/sesame/red pepper flake mixture for a couple of hours before smoking them between 175-225 for a couple of hours.


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Love the fins!

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Thank you to Tony and Abbie for allowing me to come by and get some footage of the spunky little seahorse. This is the fourth seahorse Tony has found, the second this week. He finds them feeding on tiny crustaceans in his lobster bait traps. I think this is a female. If you look closely in the above Instagram and compare with the diagram below, she does not have the male’s brood pouch.

Lined Seahorses are not strong swimmers; they ambush their prey by camouflaging themselves, changing color to blend with their environment. They are found in shades ranging from deep brownish black to gray to green, red, and oranges. Lined Seahorses feed on small crustaceans, fish larvae, and plankton. Their mouths are without teeth and instead of biting, use a sucking action to draw in food. Because a seahorse has no stomach, it must eat constantly.

Seahorses live in habitats where there is an abundance of vegetation to hold onto, for example, eel grass and seaweed in southern New England. On temperate shorelines they may curl their tail around mangrove roots and corals. It seems logical that Tony’s bait traps make a convenient feeding station, providing both food and a place on which to latch. Although rare, sightings as far north as Nova Scotia have been reported. Cape Cod is the tippy end of the Lined Seahorse’s northern breeding range.

Fun fact about Lined Seahorses: Scientists report that the males dance for their mate every morning as a way to bond.

The Lined Seahorse population is in decline; their species status is listed as “vulnerable.” The reason for the decline is not only habitat destruction, but sadly and preventably, because they are a popular commodity in the trinket trade.

A reporter from NECN and NBC contacted Tony and the story may be airing on NECN.  Let us know if you see the episode. Here’s a video Tony’s wife Abbie made, posted on GMG in 2010.  The seahorse in this video was caught in December, in Ipswich Bay, in 40 degree waters.

Anatomy of a seahorse from Google image search

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