Monthly Archives: December 2017

Some Amazon “Alexa” Show Skills We Love

Alexa Play Beach Video

Alexa Play Fireplace Video

Alexa Open Fishtank

 

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Just some awesome #alexa skills. Awesome! @cox4416 @kfoley41 @erinfw19

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THANK YOU! AND BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY AND JOYOUS NEW YEAR

Thank you community for your tremendous support with our online fundraising campaign for my documentary Beauty on the Wing. Your help has meant the world and because of you I will be able to create the final cut in 2018. We will continue fundraising efforts while editing and I will keep you updated on our progress. And if you couldn’t contribute for whatever reason, I thank you for your good words of support.

2017 has been the best year, not only because of your contributions to my film but because our first granddaughter Charlotte was born on July 10. My family has been blessed many times over this year, most especially because this beautiful little person and her mom Jessica became a part of our family.The photo was taken in late summer when Charlotte was only two months old and I smile every time I look at it, her expression is so thoughtful. There is no age limit and no age of entry–every person has the innate capacity to become captivated by nature!

With thanks and gratitude for the generous spirit of these kind people and foundations: LAUREN MERCADANTE (PRODUCER), SUSAN FREY (PRODUCER), NEW ENGLAND BIOLABS FOUNDATION, JOHN HAUCK FOUNDATION, BOB AND JAN CRANDALL, MARY WEISSBLUM, SHERMAN MORSS, PETE AND BOBBI KOVNER (ANNISQUAM AND LEXINGTON), ALICE GARDNER (BEVERLY), CLAUDIA BERMUDEZ (LEXINGTON), JAY FEATHERSTONE, MIA NEHME (BEVERLY), CHICKI HOLLET, JUNI VANDYKE, ERIC HUTCHINSE, KAREN MASLOW, MARION F. (IPSWICH), ELAINE M., KIMBERLY MCGOVERN, MEGAN HOUSER (PRIDES CROSSING), JIM VANBUSKIRK (PITTSBURGH) NANCY MATTERN (ALBUQUERQUE), DONNA STOMAN, PEGGY O’MALLEY, JOEY CIARAMITARO, CATHERINE RYAN, JOEANN HART, JANE PAZNIK BONDARIN (NEW YORK), ROBERT REDIS (NEW YORK), NUBAR ALEXANIAN, HILDA SANTOS (SAUGUS), PETER VAN DEMARK, PATRICIA VAN DERPOOL, FRED FREDERICKS (CHELMSFORD), LESLIE HEFFRON, JIM MASCIARELLI, DAVE MOORE (KOREA), LILIAN AND CRAIG OLMSTEAD, JOHN STEIGER, PAT DALPIAZ, AMY KERR, BARBARA T. (JEWETT, NY), ROBERTA C. ((NY), MARIANNE G. (WINDHAM, NY), PAULA RYAN O’BRIEN (WALTON, NY), MARTHA SWANSON, KIM TEIGER, JUDITH FOLEY (WOBURN), PATTI SULLIVAN, RONN FARREN, SUSAN NADWORNY (MELROSE), DIANE LINDQUIST (MANCHESTER), HEIDI SHRIVER (PENNSYLVANIA), JENNIFER CULLEN, HOLLY NIPPERUS (BROOKLYN), TOM HAUCK, AND ANONYMOUS PERSONS FOR THEIR GENEROUS HELP.

THE BRUTALITY OF FISHING IN WINTER

Not a job for the faint of heart. 

Watching Joey and Captain Russell with his crew of the FV Lady Jane offload at Captain Joes on this last morning of 2017 you couldn’t help but be struck by the deadly dangerous conditions of working in frigid Arctic temperatures and blistering winds. Nearly every surface of the boat was covered in a thick layer of solid ice.
Prayers and best wishes to all our Gloucester fishermen for a safe and prosperous 2018.

SEVERAL SPOTS HAVE OPENED FOR DUCKWORTH’S NEW YEARS EVE FABULOUS FINE DINING!!!

Unbelievably, several folks have cancelled their reservations for tonight’s beautiful New Year’s Eve dinner. There are openings at both the 5:30 and 9:00 times. Chef Ken Duckworth and staff have prepared a most elegant and delicious menu for your New Year’s celebration. Call Duckworths asap if you would like to make a reservation at 978-282-4426.

GloucesterCast 258 Parts 1 &2 With Eoin Vincent, Nichole Schrafft, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 12/31/17

GloucesterCast 258 Parts 1 & 2 With Eoin Vincent, Nichole Schrafft, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 12/31/17
Part 1
Part 2

When you subscribe you need to verify your email address so they know we’re not sending you spam and that you want to receive the podcast. So once you subscribe check your email for that verification. If you don’t see it, check your spam folder in your email acct so you can verify that you’d like to get the GloucesterCast Podcast sent to you for listening at your convenience.. Topics Include Podcast is Sponsored By Cape Ann Community Cinema- Free Tickets To Cape Ann Community Cinema – Share this post on Facebook for a chance to win two free tickets to Cape Ann Community Cinema, The Cinema Listings are always stickied in the GMG Calendar at the top of the blog or you can click here to go directly to the website Subscribe to The GloucesterCast Podcast by Email The New Year’s Eve Podcast/ We’re Engaged Podcast! Rocky Neck Polar Plunge IS ON! City Inauguration Monday Jan 1 from 1-3PM The Condiment Conundrum Nichole Working With Mark Godfried Cutting Tuna Heads Off Kinco Hydro Flector #1786P Gloves Awesome Available At Nelsons Shoutout From Anita Anger of Thanks! Murder On the Orient Express Eoin Vincent- Ballroom Dancer Duckworth’s Bistot Has a 5:30 and 9:00PM Seatings Available Phone: (978) 282-4426 Join Us For New Year’s Eve At Feather and Wedge Prix Fixe Menu, Champagne Cocktails and Fun! Call Feather and wedge For NYE Reservations- (978) 999-5917

5 Main Street Rockport, Massachusetts 01966

www.featherandwedge.com

New Restaurant At Mile Marker- Riverview Bar and Deck Kudos To Joe Loiacono Canada Goose Jackets Here’s a Link How the proposal went down. Guest Contributor Of The Month (Kate’s Awesome Idea) Introducing Eoin Vincent www.18haven.com George’s Coffee Shop/ Pier 23 Kitchen Pier 23 is looking to expand their team and adding staff to their kitchen. Grill, fry, breakfast, lunch/dinner experience preferred. Compensation based on experience Monarch Film Thanks Thanks To Earl and Arch Who Created The Official GMG Song -“Gloucester Til the End“. Watch the music video Mike Lindberg put to it- brings a tear to my eye when I listen to it- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frnUCIn1amQ

A Bright Shiny Penny For Your Thoughts

Jim and I GHB

Jim and I are disappointed that we will not be able to be in Gloucester to greet the New Year.  We’ve both been laid low by “the crud” and don’t wish to share it with our Glosta friends.  You can thank me later.

We’ve added a few things to our bucket list as we contemplate the New Year.  Jim wants to participate in the Rocky Neck Polar Plunge.  I want to find a snowy owl and get a spectacular photo.  We both hope to explore Magnolia, Manchester and Lanesville a bit more.  I’d like to add some names to the family tree as a result of research done in the area.  Modest goals for us, but we have big hopes for you all.

A new year is like a shiny penny: bright and full of promise.  We hope 2018 is your best year yet.  We hope we can all live by the Dogtown words of wisdom but more than anything else, we wish you

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It seems the world is running short but perhaps 2018 will turn that around.

 

THANK YOU MONIQUE JEAN AT COVETED YARN!!

The last time I made a Christmas stocking was when Alex was a baby. I miss knitting and was determined to at least get one started for Charlotte. It’s been a long time since I turned a heel on stocking or sock, but thanks to Monique Jean at Coveted Yarn, she showed me just how to do it (Monique made nine Christmas stocking this year for her family). While she was helping decipher the directions, I couldn’t help but think how fortunate are we in Gloucester to have such a fantastic yarn shop, which is not only always stocked with gorgeous yarns, but staffed with a super knowledgeable person such as Monique. Many thanks to Monique for her gracious help!

Coveted Yarn is located at 127 Eastern Avenue, just behind Shaws. Their hours are as follows:

Monday and Thursday 10 AM to 9:00 PM

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10 AM to 6 PM

Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM

Sunday 12 PM to 5 PM

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