Monthly Archives: June 2013

GloucesterCast With Guest Alicia DeWolfe and Host Joey C Taped 6/5/13

GloucesterCast With Guest Alicia DeWolfe and Host Joey C Taped 6/5/13

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Host Joey Ciaramitaro

Podcast Topics Include: Cape Ann Brewing, Rude Restaurant Patrons, Vajazzling, Flags On The Boulevard, Favorite Al Fresco Dining Spots,Passports, Helicopter Parents

Many apologies for the audio problems.  There are several spots where you need to fast forward a minute or two past when the mini laptop we were using couldn’t process the audio.

The Annisquam Exchange Furniture Sale

Furniture Sale

6/8: Furniture Sale! (Annisquam Exchange 32 Leonard Street, Gloucester, MA

Large Furniture sale at the Annisquam Exchange. Saturday, June 8th 9:00 a.m. to noon. All sorts of furniture items not normally sold at the Exchange. Rain date June 15th. For more information call 978-281-0358. The Annisquam Exchange is a non-profit organization.

We Used To Brew Before Cape Ann Brewery

We used to brew in the kitchen before we discovered the Cape Ann Brewing Company.

Brewing the old way

Brewing the old way

Then we found out that it was so much easier to just load up a set of six empty growlers (a growler is a half gallon jug) and walk into Cape Ann Brew and say, “filler up!” Bam, that just happened.

We did make a few tasty brown ales but every once and a while we would get the dreaded taste of rubberband. Chew on an old rubberband. That’s it. But no more. Before you go you can click here to see what is on tap. Bring back those empties and these growlers filled with tasty brew are very economical. Try the sampler then fill up on your favorites. The fiesta stage is cutting down on parking but circle the block, you can do it. Have a fish taco while you wait.

ps. 44 days until the Blackburn Challenge.  Register now and add 44 growlers to your training regime. Circumnavigation of Cape Ann Complete!

Nice Note from Al Bezanson

Tuesday night while setting up my projector at the Southborough Library for my pollinator garden lecture for the Southborough Open Land Foundation I needed a shim to balance the projector. To my surprise and delight, the gentleman sitting next to the projector handed me a GMG coaster from his pocket! He was none other than GMG’s Al Bezanson, there at the lecture, with his lovely wife Phyllis. Joey teases me so much about butterflies we thought he would get a laugh out of seeing a photo of the schooner expert at my lecture. Many thanks Al and Phyllis for coming and it was so great to meet you both!

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Hi Kim

Thanks for coming.  Your talk was outstanding, and you had me enthralled with your knowledge of our natural surroundings.  It is always a treat to read your GMG comments on others’ sightings.  From now on I will be taking a much closer look at the details in Phyllis’ gardens.   I know something about birds but I am a butterfly novice.

Gloucester is one hour from Southborough if you hit it right.  Sorry you experienced the traffic nightmare.  That’s one reason Phyllis and I will be back on Rocky Neck this summer.  Fifty years ago we lived at 4 Wonson Street with a Tomato Hornworm the size of a small cucumber.

All the best,

Al and Phyllis Bezanson

Music Filled Weekend Starts Tonight!

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Inge Berge 7:00 pm Listen to Inge Berge INGE BERGE

Singer Songwriter Shuffle w/ Dave Simmons, Sarah Hoonah Smith, Julie Dougherty & Kathy Comeau,
2 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-879-4622

FREE SHOW
7:00 pm  TONI ANN ENES

Singer Songwriter Shuffle w/ Brian O’Connor
2 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-879-4622

FREE SHOW

8:00 pm  KINGSTON TRIO

one of America’s most beloved folk and pop groups, returns to the Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966

Phone: 978-546-7391

8:30 pm  BRIAN FINES

open mic
11 Rogers St., Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: (978) 282-7399

FREE SHOW
8:30 pm  DAVE SAG’S BLUES PARTY

w/ Ed Scheer, Rick Russell & Mario Perrett
40 Railroad Ave, Gloucester, MA

Phone: 978-283-9732

FREE SHOW
9:00 pm  BRADLEY ROYDS

And Friends
65 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-6565

FREE SHOW
DJ Vito 9:00 pm DJ VITO

“SHAKE IT THURSDAYS”
25 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-0223

FREE SHOW
9:30 pm  WALLYS FUNK BAND

285 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915

Phone: 978-921-2233

FREE SHOW

Friday, June 7, 2013

Linda Amero 7:00 pm LINDA AMERO

Menage a Trio w. Jack Senier & Thomas Hebb
118 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-283-7888

FREE SHOW
7:00 pm  PETER SERKIN

Rockport Chamber Music Festival Opening Gala
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966

Phone: 978-546-7391

  7:30 pm  RUNA

12 School Street, Rockport, MA 01966

Phone: 978-309-9667

7:30 pm  BOB AND JEN STROM

12 School Street, Rockport, MA 01966

Phone: 978-309-9667

8:00 pm  THE DUBTONE HORNS

Bridge Deck – Reggae On The River
75 Essex Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: (978) 283-2122

FREE SHOW
8:30 pm  JOE THOMAS

dueling pianos w/ Ricky Lauria
2 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-879-4622

FREE SHOW
9:00 pm  THE LISA LOVE EXPERIENCE

27-29 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-283-6342

FREE SHOW
9:00 pm  AT ALL COSTS

65 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-6565

FREE SHOW
9:00 pm  DAVE BAILIN AND THE BAILOUTS

rock/blues/classic rock
25 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-0223

FREE SHOW
9:30 pm  TWO BASS HIT

285 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915

Phone: 978-921-2233

FREE SHOW
Ned and The Big Babies 9:30 pm Listen to Ned and The Big Babies NED AND THE BIG BABIES rock pop rock indie

40 Railroad Ave, Gloucester, MA

Phone: 978-283-9732

Pet of the Week-Mitty

mitty

Hello, my name is Mitty and I am residing at the Cape Ann Animal Aid located at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter in Gloucester.   I am a sweet and affectionate older cat.  I love people and other cats.   I have some wonderful news to share with you.

June is Adopt-a-cat-month here at the CAAA.   In celebration, they will be offering a month-long cat adoption specials and sales on all cat merchandise.   Adult cats will be available for $25 off the adoption fee and any special needs cats will have their adoption fee waived for the month.  In addition, every cat adopter will receive a free goodie bag with supplies for their new cat and all cat merchandise at Cape Ann Animal Aid’s Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter will be 50% off!

Please visit me and learn more about my special needs and what a nice cat I am.  Also, I think I should tell you – I snore!

Community Photos 6/6/13

Charlie Carroll Submits-

Out on the bike today… was spectacular… not a soul about… ended up riding around the Cape… was good for the soul…

C.


Lady Slippers at Ravenswood From Carol Morello

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Minnow Fishing, EXTREME minnow fishing!! From Lowell Peabody

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Community Stuff 6/6/13

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June 14 meeting of the Gloucester Area Astronomy Club, followed by a Star Party!

The June 14 meeting of the Gloucester Area Astronomy Club is rapidly approaching, and it’s going to be a dandy. We’re holding the meeting in the Visitor’s Center at Halibut Point State Park, with a star party immediately following (weather permitting).

At the meeting, amateur astronomer Jim Koerth will show us what’s going to be up in the sky to look at and how to find it, and afterwards we’ll go out onto the grounds of the park and observe everything we just heard about in Jim’s presentation. Some objects to look forward to include the moon and Saturn, as well as bright galaxies and star clusters.

The meeting will be on Friday the 14th regardless of weather, although if the weather doesn’t cooperate the observing portion will have a cloud date of the next night, Saturday 6/15 at sunset. As a rule of thumb, if you can see the moon and some stars, we’ll be out there.

The meeting will start promptly at 8:00 as always. Please park in the paved lot on Gott Avenue and walk up the gravel drive to the Visitor’s Center.

GAAC meets on the second Friday of every month for presentations and activities related to observational astronomy. The public is warmly invited; no experience or telescope is necessary to enjoy the proceedings.


UUSR Peace Fest Student Art Contest

A reception and viewing of the entries in the Unitarian Universalist Society of Rockport Peace Fest Student Art Contest
will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 14 in the church vestry, 4 Cleaves Street, Rockport. Rockport students
in grades one through twelve were invited to submit original artwork related to the theme of peace. The contest
winners will be announced and awards will be presented at 7 p.m. during the reception. All of the art will be on exhibit
in the church vestry through the month of June and the winning art will be displayed during the UUSR Peace FEST in
Harvey Park on Sunday, June 23, from 12 noon to 5 p.m.


 

Hi Joe,
Our friend Joyce Perkit passed away on Sunday.  Here is a little bio, in case you’d like to post anything.  A fun photo is also attached.
Sincerely,
Sue Auclair
Jamaica Plain and Gloucester resident Joyce Perkit, who passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at age 71 after a long and hard-fought battle with breast cancer, was a brilliant and learned woman who stood up and defended people’s rights and community causes that she thought were vitally important. She was a highly regarded attorney who practiced entertainment law in the Boston area in the late ’70s and early ’80s. Later, she gave up full time law and moved on to be a first rate real estate broker and real estate investor. Her close friends knew what a fountain of knowledge and information she had and how adept she had become at real estate and any area connected to the field.
Joyce was quietly also a poet, a serious lover of antiques and a devotee of music and the arts.  Back in the ’80s, when she was practising entertainment law, she represented an award-winning and successful pop/rock band in Boston, Girls Night Out.  The band featured singer Didi Stewart, saxophonist Myanna, guitarist Wendy Sobel and keyboardist/singer, songwriter, arranger Alizon Lissance.
Most recently, Joyce was very active in community land use planning in Jamaica Plain. A graduate of Radcliffe College and Northeastern University School of Law, Joyce was frequently quoted in the Jamaica Plain Gazette when she was active on the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council.
Edward Rose, the founder of the world-famous Rose Art Museum was Joyce Perkit’s great uncle and when the Rose Art Museum was going to be closed by Brandeis University’s President at the height of the recession, Joyce was one of four key family members of more than fifty who spearheaded the family movement to save the Museum in 2009.  The family team won the cause largely because of Joyce and today the Rose Art Museum is thriving once again.
Death Notice and information:

Perkit, Joyce Lynda of Jamaica Plain, formerly of Brookline. Entered into rest on June 2, 2013 at 71 years of age. Beloved companion of James “Pete” Chamberlain for 30 years. Devoted mother of Kurt Shapiro and his wife Paula of Las Vegas, NV, Ivan Zalkind of Walpole, MA, and Ariel Keefer and her husband Jamie of Audubon, PA. Loving sister of Sharyn Lane of Atlanta, GA. Cherished grandmother of Evelyn and Lily. Joyce was a proud graduate of Radcliffe College and Northeastern University Law School. Graveside services will be held at Sharon Memorial Park, 120 Canton Street, Sharon, MA on Wednesday, June 5, at 11:45 AM. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Attn: Marilyn DeSantis, Donor Relations, 400 West Cummings Park, Ste. 6650, Woburn, MA 01801.