Monthly Archives: January 2011

The GloucesterCast Podcast Episode 1

The GloucesterCast Episode 1

Click here To Listen or Download The First Episode of The GloucesterCast

Hosts:

  • Joey Ciaramitaro – creator of Good Morning Gloucester and co-owner of Gloucester MA Captain Joe and Sons lobster company
  • Kenny MacCarthy – creator of The Cut Bridge and Gloucester MA real estate agent guru

Joey and Kenny discuss Gloucester / Cape Ann:

  • recent happenings
  • upcoming events
  • local real estate trends
  • dog and pet talk
  • sports, technology, social media
  • anything else that comes up along the way

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Episode 1 link mentions:

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Give it a listen if you will by clicking on the link above. Knowing that we have a way to go we will appreciate your feedback on what you liked and what we can improve upon. Also feel free to leave suggestions on show topics for next week’s podcast.

Get Your LOCAL Web Business Featured Here: Todays Feature – Give Your iPod Wood!

I am sure everyone is aware of ETSY, Ebay & others. Etsy is a great online marketplace site for everyone to sell hand crafted items, paintings, jewelry, etc. Here at GMG we love to feature local businesses in town, but what about folks who live local and market their products worldwide? Well, we feature them too. I am fond of this because most of the time they have another full time job and use this forum to feed their entrepreneurial spirit. If you live locally send us your ETSY site or other web business and we’ll feature it here on Monday at 5PM EST.

I also love ETSY because it is great for any husband who suffers from a condition known as ability to listen to their wife (over 50 million Americans suffer from this). With ETSY you only have to get one key word from the conversation and not hand over the credit card for her to purchase her own gift. Here is my example – Wife was interested in a Jewelry with kids initials. Searched initial jewelry and bang… I found Jeneri Jewelry. She built an amazing custom order for me at a price that is unmatched elsewhere. Wife was incredibly happy! Here is the first feature.

Dinsmore’s  Workshop – Wood Ipod Cases!

Web site: http://www.etsy.com/shop/mjdinsmore

Mr. Dinsmore works all day in Boston and then heads to his Hamilton home and down to his workshop. How does he take his frustration out after a long commute? By creating awesome 100% hand crafted iPod/iPhone cases & stands. In many of the pictures you can see his design sketches and he is currently  working on iPad stands. I think that is a great idea since the iPad is quickly becoming the showcase magazine rack replacement for your living room.

Taken from his site:

These cases and stands have been featured on television, print and popular websites. From CNN, Washington Post, Boston Weekly Dig  and in many popular websites — including: Gizmodo; Apartment Therapy; ThinkTechno; Mighty Goods and more. They make a great and unique present!

Dinsmore’s Workshop makes original wood iPod and iPhone cases and stands. Don’t choose imitators and copy cats! We use salvaged or sustainable harvested lumber for our eco-friendly products.

So check out MJDinsmore’s site and help support a local guy who was first in this line of high end custom iPod accessories. My social circles have allowed me to run into him from time to time and he is a wealth of knowledge, always smiling and is an all around good guy.

Send me (ryanpjm1@gmail.com) a link and some details on your local web business and we will post here.

Thanks – Patrick

Bravo To Kerry Byrne For Calling Out The Elitist Food Blogger Eco Food Nazis!

If you’ve read my reasoned responses to these bully Eco Food Labelers who use their pulpits to harm Fishermen without ever listening to any reasoned explanations that don’t fit with their incessant rantings to swear off our local fish despite our fishermen having paid the price with increased mesh sizes, a drastically reduced fleet and dramatically reduced codfish quota.  These sacrifices have led to huge improvements in sustainability and codfish biomass but don’t tell the eco labelers.  they don’t want to hear it.

Kerry Byrne sides with the Gloucester Fishermen over the elitist foodie bloggers in his Herald article.

Here are some of my past explanations that have gone unheard-

To Be Clear

Could some one please explain?

Finally Someone Stands Up To The Eco Foodie Nazis

I Was Wrong- Thank You Beth Swan

Did You Know (Full Moon)

photos of full moon over Annisquam at sunset and seagull flying in front of full moon

Photos by E.J. Lefavour

A full moon is often thought of as an event of a full night’s duration. This is somewhat misleading, as the Moon seen from Earth is continuously becoming larger or smaller (though much too slowly to notice with the naked eye). Its absolute maximum size occurs at the moment expansion has stopped, and when graphed, its tangent slope is zero. For any given location, about half of these absolute maximum full moons will be potentially visible, as the other half occur during the day, when the full moon is below the horizon. Many almanacs list full moons not just by date, but by their exact time as well, usually in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)). Typical monthly calendars that include phases of the moon may be off by one day if intended for use in a different time zone.

Full Moons are traditionally associated with temporal insomnia, insanity (hence the terms lunacy and lunatic) and various “magical phenomena” such as lycanthropy. Psychologists, however, have found that there is no strong evidence for effects on human behavior around the time of a full moon.  They find that studies are generally not consistent, with some showing a positive effect and others showing a negative effect. In one instance, the 23 December 2000 issue of the British Medical Journal published two studies on dog bite admissions to hospitals in England and Australia. The study of the Bradford Royal Infirmary found that dog bites were twice as common during a full moon, whereas the study conducted by the public hospitals in Australia found that they were less likely.  (from Wikipedia)

This full moon was rising at sunset and was an unexpected bonus as I walked home from photographing the sunset at Cambridge Beach one evening.  Then, just as I zoomed in on the moon for a closup shot, this seagull flew in front of it.  I was not bitten by any dogs, nor did I encounter any werewolves or lunatics.

E.J. Lefavour

www.khanstudiointernational.com

Did You Know (Rocky Neck)

collage of Rocky Neck photos

Photos by E.J. Lefavour

That Rocky Neck Art Colony is the oldest working art colony in the country, and has been luring artists to its picturesque shores for more than 150 years. Among others, these artists include Fitz Henry Lane in the 1840s, Emile Gruppe, who made The Neck his home and painted into the 1970s, as well as Childe Hassam, Milton Avery, Maurice Prendergast, Cecilia Beaux, John Sloan, Stuart Davis, Frank Duveneck, Nell Blaine, and Jane Peterson. Leonard Craske created “The Man at the Wheel,” Gloucester’s famous landmark sculpture, in his studio on the pier on Rocky Neck in the 1920s. Writers Louisa May Alcott, Rudyard Kipling, and others frequented The Neck.

Today the area is still home to many working artists and to galleries showing paintings in all media, as well as batik, photography, jewelry, prints, sculpture, ceramics, and fine gifts. In addition to viewing the arts, one may snack or dine at unique restaurants that feature fine food and fabulous views.

from http://www.rockyneckartcolony.org/history.html

On this stark, frigid January day, I thought people might enjoy some colorful, warm Rocky Neck memories.

E.J. Lefavour

www.khanstudiointernational.com

Chelsea Berry ~ Turn Up The Peace ~ Carnegie Hall

http://www.wix.com/turnupthepeace/1official-site

http://www.chelseaberry.com/

http://www.myspace.com/chelseaberrymusic

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Turn Up The Peace @ Carnegie Hall
57th St & 7th Ave, New york, NY 10019 (United States) – Map
Set: 7:00 PM
All Ages
Tickets: TBA

The trails of Gloucester and Rockport.

Yesterday was a pristine day to go cross country skiing. With Dogtown and connections infiltrating out from the center of Cape Ann and throwing in Ravenswood there are very few places on Cape Ann that are not a short walk to a trail that goes on and on.

Evvy, hold on, I want to take a picture …

This is one of those trails that links up quarries down to a cove. There were train tracks here before the quarry bust of 1933. I ski along imagining the train Polyphemus as it lugged 40 ton blocks of granite through the woods to become the great granite bowls which sit in front of Union Station in our nation’s capital. Must have been quite a sight.

Fr. Ronald J. Gariboldi to Celebrate Golden Jubilee

Fr. Ronald J. Gariboldi to Celebrate Golden Jubilee

On Saturday February 5th Fr. Ronald J.  Gariboldi will be celebrating 50 years as an ordained priest begining with a Jubilee Mass to be celebrated at St. Ann Church, Holy Family Parish at 4:00 PM.  Following the Mass there will be a reception at 6:00 PM at the Gloucester House Restaurant.  All are welcome to attend the Mass, however there are a limited number of tickets for the reception. Tickets for the reception are available at Holy Family Parish Office on Pleasant St, or by calling 978.281.4820.

Photo:  Rev. Timothy Harrison, Rev. Ronald Gariboldi, His Eminence Sean Cardinal O’Malley

Hoping you can get this out in the next week or so.  Thanks!  Mary Howard

FrG2008

Plum Cove Parent Teacher Co-op is getting ready to run an online auction fundraiser.

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Ann Andrews writes-

You are invited to participate in our 3rd-annual on-line auction to benefit the arts and education of our students at Plum Cove Elementary School. The success of our past auctions has allowed us to re-build our playground and make improvements to our library; including the purchase of books and the implementation of an electronic library cataloging system. Save the date to place your bids on great items! You can sign in and make donations effective immediately. Thanks for your support…

Click here for all the info

Bikini and Speedo Dodgeball At The Farm Bar and Grille Pics From Matt Miller

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Team “Five In The Pink”

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Over $500 was raised for Breast Cancer Research according To The Gloucester Times

Farm Bar and Grille Mascot

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Team Balls Models

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The Farm Team

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Team Randoms

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Noah Sporting A Little Chubby

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The Silver Bullet- Frankie

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Game Time!

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The End!

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Huge Thanks To Matt Miller For The Photos- Videos Coming Soon!

$25 for $50 Worth of Seafood and Drinks at Latitude 43 in Gloucester

Thanks for the heads up SunshineWalks-

This is listed at Groupon and I’m forwarding it along to you. It seems to be an outstanding deal.

image Here’s the deal while it lasts-

http://www.groupon.com/deals/latitude-43-boston

How To Publish Your Book (or Not) From Kat Valentine

With the explosion in eBook readers such as the Kindle, Nook and iPad I‘ve been intrigued on how things in the publishing world are changing.  Katy Valentine has a good number of books in print and also available electronically.  Not only that, Kat has helped local authors self publish their own books like Melissa Abbott.  So to say that Kat can speak to the subject would be an understatement. 

So Kat is doing a series on her blog-Parlez-Moi Press about the different ways that people go about bringing their books to the marketplace and she is Guest posting here on GMG.

So here is the first in her series-

How To Publish Your Book (or Not)

Innovations in digital technology mean that publishing today is very different than it was even a few years ago. Also the growth and popularity of ebooks has changed the entire industry. In December 2010 Barnes & Noble announced that their web site sold more ebooks than print books. This trend is just beginning.

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Since I have five books currently in paperback and six ebooks (plus 2 in production) I have learned a lot about the publishing industry. In 2010 I sold a little over a thousand books in a combination of paperback and eformat. Along the way I’ve learned a lot about publishing and I am writing this to provide information for other authors who wish to publish. What I write here is purely from my own experience and I will be adding to this as time permits in the hope it will help. So let me begin with a few words about conventional publishing:

Part 1 – Conventional Publishing & How It Works

The ideal for most aspiring authors is to sell their manuscript to a big publisher, get a hefty advance, and have their book edited, designed, printed and distributed. Once the book is in print authors dream of book signing tours set up and paid for by their publisher where they are wined and dined, meet their fans, sell and sign lots of books, and the money starts rolling in. The ultimate ideal is for the book to be optioned by Hollywood, a movie made with top name stars, and merchandising rights for everything from t-shirts to video games. This is a nice dream and it does happen for some lucky people but they are very much in the minority.

The truth is a publisher has to consider a lot of factors before even considering to publish a book, the top ones being a.) how much will they have to invest to produce it, and b.) how much market appeal does it have. Producing a book is very, very costly. The process of editing, working with the author through rewrites, designing, printing, distributing and promoting is expensive and publishers have to make sure their investment will yield a profit to justify their expenses. One of the things they need to consider is how marketable the author is, as well as the book. Like it or not, we live in a personality-driven society. New authors are tough to promote and an author who has a certain measure of “star” power has an advantage. Sad to say, but a lot of readers are more interested in the authors than in their books.

Continued at: http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/p/publishing-your-book-today.html