Monthly Archives: April 2017

THE LONG BEACH DAIRY MAID IS OPEN!

The Long Beach Dairy Maid has reopened for the season and Frank, who runs both the Long Beach Dairy Maid and SurfSide Subs, says that SurfSide Subs is reopening on Thursday. Visit their website here. Did you know you can order from SurfSide Subs online? Or call 978-281-1700.

In the news: Congratulations Kurt Lichtenwald for leading Gloucester High School robotics and engineering program and students to another recognition–this one national! And those smart Monnells…

Well deserved. See wonderful story by Ray Lamont in today’s Gloucester Daily Times: GHS Engineering program wins national award, Photo by Mike Springer shows Kurt with students Austin Monnell and Conor Williamson.

NATIONAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE FROM THE INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION  

TEACHER EXCELLENCE AWARD 

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It’s close to Kurt’s 20th anniversary at Gloucester High School. Here’s a throwback photo I took in February 2012 at East Gloucester Elementary. Kurt brought the high school students in to the elementary school to lead science and robotic stations for all the kids. He told me then about his approach:

“For too long; students who could memorize facts were considered highly intelligent. In my classes students must learn to apply the knowledge and prove that they learned the topics. This is a different kind of intelligence (kinesthetic – hands on intelligence)  that for so long has gone unappreciated and unrecognized.  Mixing the two types of intelligences (multi level) in a class just makes common sense and great products (student work).”-Kurt Lichtenwald

 

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Meredith Glaser Plum Cove Grind thanks her customers and best wishes for The Cove Cafe

The cozy business at 1064 Washington Street in the heart of Lanesville keeps pumping with a new name and owner, Alisha Clayton. Plum Cove Grind is now The Cove Cafe.

Mary is there early baking all the morning goodies.

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Grab a coffee and stay an extra moment to meet with Ward 4 City Councilor, Val Gilman, most every Friday morning. Chief McCarthy might be there as well.

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And for those wondering about former Plum Cove Grind owner, Meredith Glaser, she writes about her next chapter:

“All is very ok! Plum Cove Grind was a “life style” business. It allowed me to stay close and raise my kids and provide a nice business for the community and beyond( we had a lot of people from all over the world). Thanks to so many great customers. 

After 11 years in business, my kids are all grown up so I had decided to look for a buyer. 

The buyers were local people (Yay!), and I think they will do well. I’m thinking they will keep the great coffee and lattes and offering of yummy goods. So stay in touch, I’m certain it will be exciting to see what they do. 

Say hi to Joey for me.”- Meredith Glaser

The Cove Cafe entrance April 2017. A new custom sign for the business is coming.

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The Cove Cafe April 2017

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Sawyer Free Library, Week of April 16-22

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The Sawyer Free Library will be CLOSED on Monday, April 17 for Patriots’ Day. 


APRIL IS FOOD FOR FINES

Bring in your donation of non perishable foods during the month of April and the Sawyer Free Library will waive your fines (sorry this does not apply to lost or damaged items).


SUBMIT YOUR GLOUCESTER PHOTOS FOR THE 2017 ‘WHERE IS IT?‘ EXHIBITION IN THE MATZ GALLERY

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CELEBRATE POETRY MONTH!

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LEARN HOW TO USE THE LIBRARY’S E-RESOURCES

Get the most out of your library experience! These Technology Seminars will teach you about many of the valuable library tools available to you. Please register as space is limited! Tech Seminar for Lewis April 2017


VACATION WEEK CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!

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Jungle Jim Minecraft Flyer 2017


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SAVE THE DATE!

THE FRIENDS OF THE SAWYER FREE LIBRARY BOOKSALE IS COMING UP IN MAY.  WE ARE STILL GLADLY ACCEPTING YOUR NEW AND GENTLY USED BOOKS AND DVDs

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John Todd Represents In Puerto Rico

Hey Joey, the wife and I are on vacation in Puerto Rico and today we visited the island of Caja de Muertos off of Ponce, PR. Ferry to get there, great place!!Wanted to represent GMG, wore the hat and shirt but dropped the sticker, which we then found 2 hours later on the pier going back to the boat!!! Can’t keep GMG down!!!

See you soon,
John Todd


BREAKING: RARE RIGHT WHALE CALF FOUND DEAD

A female two- to three-month-old rare North Atlantic Right Whale calf was found dead in Cape Cod Bay on Thursday. She was one of only four calves born this year to a species in sharp decline. Researchers and whale lovers are especially distressed that the calf was a female, as they are the future of the population.

The calf was found north of Barnstable and was towed to Sesuit Harbor. Cause of death is unknown and a necropsy is planned.

As you may or may not have been following, there have been a record number of Right Whales currently making their home in the waters off Cape Cod, not because there are more whales, but because of the wealth of zooplankton. Each spring, Right Whales return to Cape Cod to feed on tiny crustaceans such as krill. Right Whales are the rarest of all large whale species, with only approximately 500 known world wide. They are endangered for several reasons. Right Whales never fully recovered from being heavily hunted during the whaling era. They have a high blubber content, which makes them float when killed, and produce a high yield of whale oil. Secondly, because they feed slowly by skimming at the photic zone of the ocean, at the upper surface of the water, they are vulnerable to ship strikes and to becoming entangled in fishing gear.

The best place too see Right Whales at this time of year is from Cape Cod beaches, according to Charles “Stormy” Mayo, director of the Right Whale Ecology Program at the Center for Coastal Studies. They may be as close as 150 feet from the shore, which is closer than can be seen from research boats.

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GMG FOB Dave Moore shares the following from National Geographic. The recent article (March 10) is very interesting and relevant: “How Many Right Whales Do We Miss.”

 

Three Kids Are Either Going To Be Institutionalized Or Excited Beyond Words Fifteen Minutes From Now At 3AM

My daughters have been begging to go someplace warm for school vacation for the past three years and I’d been unable to do so.  My Kate’s son has never been on a plane.  All three expect that we are going to Boston for a staycation and while they wouldn’t admit it I can sense their disappointment thinking they aren’t going anyplace warm.

Thing is we did book flights to Florida and they have no idea.

As I type this at 2:51 AM the morning of Good Friday we are about to hook up my cell phone to the huge karaoke speaker and place it in the hallway outside their bedrooms where we will blast this audio mashup I pre-recorded.

Have a listen and imagine what it about to go down when they are woken from their sleep to this-