Monthly Archives: June 2013

Live Blogging: Zack Allen – Your 2013 Saturday Greasy Pole Champion!

Live At Pavilion Beach From Kim Smith

Hi My Name Is Hulk

My name is Hulk and I am a year and half old Beagle Mix and I love to play. Recently my brother Champ was diagnosed with Degenerate Spinal Disease.

His injury is critical and now I cannot play with him. I use to be able to run and play and we had a good time. Now all I can do is lay next to him.

I need to find a home that either has another playful dog like myself or a family who can  walk me or run with me or bring me to the dog park.

I would like to keep my name, I think it fits me well. My Mom and Dad want to make sure I find a good home and will not let me go until we find the perfect fit.

After all I am the cutest dog you’ve ever seen!

If you are interested you can email my mom,

Alicia DeWolfe:  dewolfe_a@hotmail.com

Thank you,

Hulk Cox DeWolfe

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St. Peter’s Fiesta Climax is full of music

Fiesta Sunday is the big day (see the schedule here).  This year one our local favorites, Cape Ann Big Band, kicks off the official Fiesta Sunday music from the St. Peter’s Park Stage at 3pm — and they have a terrific lineup of guest vocalists: Kate Barry, Mari Martin, Carolyn Seavey, and Steve Russo!  You just don’t want to miss this.  Here’s a taste of their talent from their first year of performing — and they get better every year!

Of course there’s music all day and into the night on Sunday all over Cape Ann — 16 live shows as of this posting.  Always check the complete live music listings for latest updates.

Who Remembers the Catnip Man?

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Lora Merchant came into the gallery to visit today.  Lora grew up on Rocky Neck, moved away when she was 20, now lives in Georgia, and would do anything to live back in Gloucester again.  She mentioned something about giving up two fingers to anyone from Gloucester who would trade places with her in Georgia – a little extreme, but I can understand.  We talked about all sorts of things Gloucester, and then she mentioned the Catnip Man, who she remembered following down the street when she was a young girl.  He was a kind of scruffy character who grew catnip, which he walked the streets of Gloucester selling, followed by a clowder of cats.  Does anyone else remember the Catnip Man, called Catnip Bill?  He was the subject of the children’s book “Catnip Man” written in 1951 by Rockport author, Ruth Holberg. 

According to Stephen P. Hall of Beverly, the Capnip Man’s real name was William Albert Joseph Patrick Swayne Luscomb.  Bill lived the last years of his life in a rooming house at 32 Broadway Street in Beverly, and was a familiar sight on Cabot Street in the late 1950s until his death in 1962.

E.J. Lefavour

Rubber Duck’s Haul at the Rockport Farmers’ Market

rdhaulFrom the Doughnut clockwise:

An actual Butternut Crunch Doughnut and Nisu Bread from Brothers’ Brew Coffee Shop Rockport. The Butternut was still warm. BB has to start cranking more of these puppies out. They run out by 9AM most mornings but if you go here Saturday early you can nail one.

Mann’s Cherry Pie from Mann Orchards in Methuen. Looked too good to pass up.

Two Bell Jars of Ma’s Tomato Marmalade, one hot, one sweet. Taste test said these were going in the basket. 2 Cross Street Gloucester. This place also had some awesome pickles and told us where to get fresh turmeric to make our own.

Sasquatch Smokehouse Smoked Mussels. Holy Cow, taste test said these had to go and next Saturday the smoked Cod will have to go too. 44 Whittemore Street Gloucester.

Porterhouse Steak from Seaview Farm 38 South Street. I’ll get back to you on the taste test but local grass fed beef? A big Rubber Thumbs up. [added edit] Wow, the porterhouse was cooked perfectly by Chef Ted (son) and was very tasty.

What we did not get: Twinlights Soda. Missed it. Fresh made pasta: we were going to circle back but forgot. That’s OK. This is going to be a Saturday 9AM (parking available then) ritual during the summer. And I will hunt some of these places down in the near future.

Mark Godfried Memorial Tag A Tiny™ Bluefin Tournament

This year’s Tag A Tiny Bluefin Tournament will be held in memory of our dear friend Mark Godfried. The purpose of the tournament is to promote tagging research, raise funds for the Large Pelagic Research Center, and have an all around fun time! This year the tournament will take place from July 10-14. Everyone is welcome to join!

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The Large Pelagics Research Center (LPRC), under the direction of Dr. Molly Lutcavage, is a premiere research program, focused on tunas and billfish.  Based at the UMass Marine Station, Gloucester, MA, LPRC, with its tagging program, has helped identify migration routes, growth patterns, and potential spawning areas of Bluefin tuna. The tournament raises research funds to support the LPRC’s scientific investigations. Mark Godfried was a great friend and supporter of the Large Pelagics Research Center’s Bluefin research. His knowledge and passion for the species was only exceeded by his dedication to the Gloucester fishing industry. The 2013 tournament has been renamed the ‘Mark Godfried Memorial Tag A Tiny™ Bluefin Tournament’ to honor Mark’s lifetime of work.

Mark and the LPRC, aided by local fishermen, initiated the ‘Tag A Tiny™’ juvenile tagging program in 2006. Since then, over 1,258 anglers and captains have joined the Tag A Tiny™ effort, releasing over 1,645 juvenile Bluefin with conventional spaghetti tags.  So far, anglers have recovered and returned over 38 conventional and archival data tags.

In 2008, Mark Godfried was instrumental in establishing the inaugural Tag A Tiny™ Bluefin Tournament.  This tournament is unusual in that it follows a ‘tag and release’ methodology only, i.e., ‘no-kill’.  Participants are rewarded with a unique trophy for the greatest number of fish tagged, rather than cash prizes.

Our goal is to have 50+ boats tagging fish during the four-day tournament. This non-profit event is financed through cash donations so that 100% of the tournament entry fee can be donated to The Large Pelagics Research Center. For more information on the LPRC’s research, visit http://www.tunalab.org.

To learn more about the tournament visit: www.tagatinybluefintournament.com or contact us at tagatiny@gmail.com.

Quick Info:
Registration fee- $200.00
Captain’s Meeting- July 10, Baert Marine
Fishing- July 11-13
Banquet- July 14, Gloucester House Restaurant

The Five O’ Clock Early Show ~ Saturdays at Mile Marker One ~ Fiesta week~Dan King > solo

dan king acoustic roots

Every Saturday at 5pm Come down to Mile Marker One for Dan King and a special Guest Playing
The Five O’ Clock Early Show
Acoustic Roots Happy Hour

Check back for dates!

All on the Covered Bridge Deck. Weather Proof and Rain or Shine.
Drinks and Appetizers, Waterview on the Marina, New Bar, Raw Bar

Full dinner served in the Riverview Restaurant

and you can catch a game in the Aqua Room by the Pool.

Then stay for Generation Gap @ 8:00pm

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photo by Generation Gap

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GMG Local Twitterati Report 6/29/13

Junior Girls Seine Boat Crew Photos From Sista Felicia and Donna Ardizzoni

June 28, 2013 waiting

Missing Cat

My name is Katie and I was wondering if you could post about my missing cat please.
He wen missing around 6/17, we let him out as usual and we think either someone was nice enough to take him in because they thought he was a stray, or he just couldn’t find his way home. He is about 2 years old, is mostly black on his back, white underneath, has a black nose and chin, his face is mostly white except for where his eyes are, and his eyes are a yellowish green color. We just want him back home, please have someone call or email Katie at ktbilodeau@gmail.com or try my cell 1-978-879-7381.
Katie B

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