Monthly Archives: March 2017

CALLING ALL DODGEBALL PLAYERS!

Calling all dodgeball players and spectators, the 6th Annual Bikini and Speedo Dodgeball tournament is here!
Not only is the dodgeball tournament back on of this year, but due to a few teams combining and a few teams dropping out (none of the defending champs from the last 4 years are able to participate this year!!) THERE ARE STILL A FEW TEAM SPOTS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!  Get on it ASAP as regstration is first come, first serve.
We have a new location and a new charity as well.  The event will be held in Essex on April 8 from 11-4 (tournament starts at noon).
This is a great event for players and spectators. All proceeds go to Sweet Paws Rescue, which is a phenomenal local animal rescue charity.
Teams of 5 players must have a minimum of 2 women to play and all players must be 21+. It is a double elimination tournament and takes place outdoors with music, and an event MC. Registration fee includes 5 event T-shirts. To register your team and check out pictures and videos from previous years, go to the Facebook event page here:
Or if you want just the google doc for registration:

Please contact Frankie at ftgwynne@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.  See you on game day!

FREE BOSTON SCREENINGS AND TELEVISION DEBUT OF DOCUMENTARY – SACRED COD: THE FIGHT FOR A NEW ENGLAND TRADITION

Susan LaRosa shares the following –

Documentary on New England Fishery,
‘Sacred Cod’, Holds Free Public Screenings in DC and Boston

Film to make television debut on the Discovery Channel on April 15

WASHINGTON (Saving Seafood) — March 16, 2017 — A new documentary on the state of the New England cod fishery will be screened for the public in a free special engagement in Washington, D.C. The film, Scared Cod: The Fight For a New England Tradition, was directed and produced by Steve Liss, Andy Laub, and the Boston Globe’s David Abel.

The film is a “feature-length documentary that captures the collapse of the historic cod population in New England, delving into the role of overfishing, the impact of climate change, the effect of government policies on fishermen and the fish, and the prospect of a region built on cod having no cod left to fish.” It features interviews with fishermen, scientists, and federal policymakers.

April 4, 2017: Boston’s Park Plaza Hotel as part of the Center for Effective Philanthropy’s national meeting. More here.

April 13, 2017:  The Boston Public Library as part of a Conservation Law Foundation screening.

Sacred Cod will premiere on the Discovery Channel on April 15.

The Museum of Natural History has announced plans to hold a free public screening on Friday, March 23, at 6:30 pm. Registration for the event is free and can be done here. Following the screening there will be a panel discussion with Mr. Liss and Mr. Abel, moderated by Nancy Knowlton, the Museum’s Sant Chair for Marine Science.

ROSALEE NICASTRO AND A FISHCAKE IS BEAUTIFUL THING!

Good Morning Gloucester FOB Al Bezanson shares the following story:

The City of Gloucester is represented at the Boston Seafood Show, a trade only event that runs through Tuesday at the World Trade Center.  Here Rosalee Nicastro is handing out bite size fresh cakes where the main ingredient is hake right off the boat.  The recipe is from the Gloucester Fisherman’s Wives Association.  This exhibition features more than a thousand booths with seafood from all over the world and this product is a standout.

LETTER TO THE TIMES: CATHERINE RYAN ROCKS!!

We’re sharing this lovely letter about GMG’s own Catherine Ryan, which was sent to the the Gloucester Daily Times, and written by Pauline Bresnahan.

To the editor:

The year 2013 was the first year I was asked to be on the city of Gloucester’s Tourism Commission. I have met many people who love the city and want to use their area of knowledge to help our community.

It was then that I met and started working alongside my now dear friend Catherine Ryan. I am constantly in awe of her dedication to her family and her love of Gloucester and Cape Ann.

Some of the wonderful projects that she has in some way positively impacted and in many cases quietly but with great passion championed are: Gloucester’s Harborwalk, the Downtown Cultural District, Committee for the Arts, the Tourism Commission, the Pop Up Art event at The Hive for Young Artists, Cape Ann Reads and murals at City Hall. She has also helped to guide her sons in their desire to preserve and display the Bachelor Civil War coat at Gloucester High School.

It is a great privilege and honor to be able to call Catherine a friend but even more to let her know that I cannot thank her enough for what she does for us here in Gloucester. I have amazing respect for this amazing woman and I wanted to just let her know that.

If you know Catherine, you also know she is a humble woman who never asks for recognition but will be the first to recognize others for their work. You will often see her posts on Good Morning Gloucester. She is always sharing the work of others in the city and helping to promote events. Catherine does not hesitate to help a young person who might need some help or advice. Her ability to research stories and share factual information for the readers of the blog are extremely useful.

If you know Catherine let her know how much you appreciate what she does for all of us. I know I will.

Pauline Bresnahan

Chairwoman, Gloucester Tourism Commission

VIVA Gesu, Maria, Giuseppe!!

I love that social media can bring you inside everyone’s homes for St. Joseph’s!   It invites you to be a part of all the celebrations going on around the city and feel the spirit of the day and I thoroughly enjoy seeing them all.   It does not matter how elaborate or how humble the celebrations are, it is a day when families can make more memories together and share traditions with our kids.   Here are some photos of Sista Felicia’s Feast day preparations, blessing and celebration.   It was a glorious day filled with a great family,  good friends, and some amazing food!!  Viva, Gesu, Maria, Giuseppe!

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Feast Prep begins!

Blessing by Father Garibaldi

 

Feast night!

Pet of the Week- Ruby

3.20.2017 Pet of the Week-- Ruby

Some dogs are just classics, from the moment you look at them you think “that’s one cool dog”.  That’s Ruby. She’s a work in progress if you will. A little rusty in spots but nothing a little TLC won’t fix. This girl is super smart! She knows sit, stay, leave it, and down. She is also crate trained. She’s got a super nose and would do GREAT with “nosework” if that’s your cup of coffee. We did some here with her and she loved it. A true friend Ruby’s favorite place is beside a person, someone who gives her scratches behind the ears or a good rub to her head.

You may be asking yourself what is this rust you mentioned? Ruby LOVES to chase cars and needs serious training on the leash to learn not to chase them (as this can be a very dangerous behavior). Ruby used to try and chase them while she was IN the car as well. She would very intently bark at them, jump to the front and back, side to side of the car. We have worked very hard with Ruby on this and she can now go for car rides and will settle with being tethered and a KONG, or with a barrier raising her head when the car slows with perhaps the occasional bark. Ruby needs a home with adults and teens that are experienced with dogs and are committed to helping her over this one last hurdle.

So if you’re looking for that perfect pal, that oversized lap-dog, one you will enjoy training and working with. A smart pooch who enjoys spending time exercising outdoors, well then stop by and visit Ruby!  To find out more about Ruby and the other available animals at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter please go to our website: capeannanimalaid.org.

 

 

Just in Case…

We’ve been to many hockey rinks since the boys started playing, but the one Thatch’s team played at this weekend has thought of everything.  Nice pro shop, full snack bar, beer, LOTS of advertising for Convenient MD Urgent Care (with its motto “Just Walk In”….which maybe should say, “Just Skate In”) and an Amazing Smiles Dental Clinic. Genius!

 

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Gloucester at the Boston Seafood Show

Al Bezanson submits-

The City of Gloucester is represented at the Boston Seafood Show, a trade only event that runs through Tuesday at the World Trade Center.  Here Rosalee Nicastro is handing out bite size fresh cakes where the main ingredient is hake right off the boat.  The recipe is from the Gloucester Fisherman’s Wives Association.  This exhibition features more than a thousand booths with seafood from all over the world and this product is a standout.

Rosalee Nicastro with fishcakes__1024A fishcake is a beautiful thing

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