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Electricity Update 21: Captain Pete Mondello’s Energy Efficiency Breakdown and Annual Savings

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So Captain Pete just had his energy efficiency evaluation at his house.  You know the one’s I’ve been talking about since November?  When you get yours done they print out a report stating exactly what you get for free and how much you will save annually just by taking the free stuff they give you like the LED lightbulbs and energy power strips and electronically controlled thermostats.

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So you can see from his report that he got 14 bulbs free, 2 electronic Honeywell thermostats installed free, 2 advanced 6 outlet smart powerstrips, all together valued at $363 and he paid $0.  He was very happy this morning.

After all the free stuff they gave him they worked up a recommendation sheet of things that he could get 75% paid for through mass save and only have to pay 25% of teh cost of the work and materials. So the recommendations of insulation and other work was valued at $2024 worth of work of which there are Government subsidies that Next Step completely handles all the paperwork for you and his portion of all that work would end up costing him $379 out of pocket.  If he takes advantage of the incentives and gets the work done and pays the $379 he can expect a further savings of $260 per year which is a return on investment which gets paid back in 1.4 years.  after that every year going forward all of that money stays in his pocket.  Absolute, without question, NO BRAINER CITY!  When banks are offering less than 3% interest rates and you can get that kind of return on your money you’d have to be an absolute fool not to take advantage.

Image below is Captain Pete’s chart of free Energy Efficient Measures that he got just for signing up and having them come out to install the items.

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Parts 1,2,3 Here
Electricity Update #4: Free Home Energy Assesment With Kevin From Next Step Living
Electricity Update #5: Video Walkthrough- Energy Efficiency Assesment and Free Stuff At Mom’s House
Electricity Update #6 Energy Saving Ideas
Electricity Savings Alternative Home Energy and Comfort Update #7- Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth
ELECTRICTY AND HOME ENERGY UPDATE #8 NO BRAINER- DONNA AND RICK GET THEIR ENERGY EFFICIENCY ASSESSMENT!
ELECTRICITY, HOME HEATING AND ENERGY UPDATE #9 CAPE ANN CHIMNEY AND HEARTH TESTIMONIAL FROM CAROL CATALDO
Electricity Update #10
Electricity and Home Heating and Comfort Update 11: Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth Part III
The No Brainer Electricity Update #12
Electricity Update #13 Next Step Experience At Lise Breen’s Laneseville Joint

Electricity Conversation Update #14 Paulie Walnuts Gets His Energy Assessment #GloucesterMA

Have You Opened Your Recent Electricity Bill and Seen The Energy Efficiency Charge? Update 15

Electricity Savings Update 16: Solar Opportunities and A Solar Home Evaluation At Brian O’Connor’s

ELECTRICITY UPDATE 18 BRIAN AND DIANE O’CONNOR ARE GOING SOLAR

Electricity Saving Update 19- Energy Saving Tips and How To Get Energy Saving Stuff For Free

Electricity Update 20:The Numbers Behind The Instant Dollar Savings You Get When You Do A Free Home Energy Assessment and How To Properly Set Your Free Programmable Thermostat

More Coyotes On Eastern Point Photos From Tom Janis #GloucesterMA

Joey,
Hi.  I appreciate Good Morning Gloucester! 
Here are 4 coyotes walking through my backyard (Brace Cove in the distance) just now.  I wonder how they’re surviving.
Best,
Tom Janisimage

I took this with my iPhone so not great quality, but here are 4 coyotes walking through my backyard just now (Brace Cove behind).
Enjoy Good Morning Gloucester!  Thanks.
Tom Janis

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Joey,
Hi!    Here they are again this morning.  All four were on the rock, in the sun, but it took too long for my phone to power on, but I was able to catch the last one crossing the rock.  I’m pretty sure I know where their den is now (and they really worry me because I have a dog).  I see them every day!
Best,
Tom Janis

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Mayor Romeo Theken Forwards Survey For Businesses Hurt By Local Weather To help Secure Federal relief #GloucesterMA #RockportMA

Governor Baker is working to secure federal relief for Massachusetts businesses which are trying to recover from losses incurred during the recent stretch of bad weather.
In an effort to assist the Baker Administration, business groups and chambers are reaching out to their membership to gauge the impact across the state.
Please take a moment to fill out the following survey. 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5SNZLYS
Responses are requested by Noon on Monday, March 2, 2015.

Local Business Owner Reopens Photoshop Fred Bodin received cancer treatment at Addison Gilbert Hospital

For more than 40 years, photography has been Fred Bodin’s life. The Rockport resident started as a freelancer before getting regular work at local colleges, newspapers and magazines. Eventually he opened his own classic photography shop – Bodin Historic Photo – in downtown Gloucester.

“It’s like having a hobby, but I get paid for it,” said Bodin, who has run his Gloucester shop for nearly two decades.

But for 10 months last year, from January to October, Bodin’s shop was dark. There was no developing films and no interacting with customers. Instead, Bodin was at Addison Gilbert Hospital receiving cancer treatment.

In January 2014, Bodin was unable to walk and was taken to Addison Gilbert Hospital. There he was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer.

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Greatest Headline Ever- It’s Official “Naps & Lobster Are Good For Health” vis @CBSBoston

Uhmmmm, Heloooo I’ve been saying this for years!-
Naps & Lobster Are Good For Health

CBS Local-Feb 11, 2015

BOSTON (CBS) – For years doctors have been advising Americans to avoid eating certain foods high in cholesterol like eggs, lobster and shrimp, but new research suggests that this is not sage advice.

It turns out your blood cholesterol is dictated much more by genetics than by how much cholesterol you eat in your diet.

That said, saturated fats, like butter, cream, cheese, and animal fats play a larger role in the level of bad cholesterol in your system and those foods should still be limited to maintain ideal cholesterol levels.

Dr. Mallika Marshall says people with diabetes and certain other medical conditions should limit cholesterol-rich foods, but for everyone else, eating eggs and shellfish is probably fine.

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Absolutely the greatest headline I’ve ever read.  Great work CBS Boston

Thanks for the tip Bippy

Harlem Superstars Basketball Game To benefit Cape ann Y’s Annual Campaign friday Night at Gloucester High School!

Hey there Joey – 

I’m feeling good about our chances Friday night against the Harlem Superstars!  We’ve got a crackerjack squad and I’ve watched three-and-a-half episodes of the The White Shadow (that Salami kid cracks me up!).

The game starts at 7pm at Gloucester High School.  Tickets are $7 per person ($8 at the door) and all proceeds support the YMCA’s Annual Campaign to provide scholarships for local kids and families.

We have enough salary-cap room for a couple more players are interested.  Also, Larry-Bird-style shorts NOT mandatory.

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Community Stuff 2/25/15

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LAST WEEK OF A GREAT SHOW

Well, since the snow and cold thwarted a lot of folks from making it to the Opening Reception of my solo show at the Beverly Farms Library, there will be an informal gathering to ‘Meet the artist’ on Thursday, February 26th from 5 to 7 pm. The show is coming down on the 28th so it would be great if you could make it.
LARGE PIECES ….. and ….. BRUSHSTROKES: Wild and Tame … !!!

— at Beverly Public Library – Farms Branch.

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Maritime Gloucester Looking For Help From Local Lobstermen

Hi Joey,

Hope all is well. We are currently looking for lobstermen to assist us with stocking our touch tanks and other aquariums this spring and summer. We would be highly interested in having anyone you know assist with the collection of local marine species for live display in our Aquarium. Any unusual lobsters, skates, or other creatures would be much appreciated starting in May. We will happily take care of transporting sea creatures from your facility to Harbor Loop. If you have any interest in helping out Maritime Gloucester in this way, please let me know.

Thanks you!
Curtis Sarkin
Marine Science Educator
Internship Coordinator
Maritime Gloucester

Cape Ann TV’s ‘Winter on Cape Ann’ Video Contest Winner

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‘Winter on Cape Ann’

Directed by: Matt Morris

Gloucester, MA – Cape Ann TV (www.capeanntv.org), a non-profit local access cable station serving Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Essex congratulates Matt Morris (www.mthreecreative.com) on being the first place winner of Cape Ann TV’s “Winter on Cape Ann’ video contest!

Matt has won:

· A free computer tune-up from Abacus Computers in Gloucester (www.abcore.net)

· A $25 gift card to Wally’s Blackburn Bistro (www.blackburnbistro.com)

· And $50 from Cape Ann TV (www.capeanntv.org)

Watch the winning video here:

Cape Ann TV would like to thank all the videographers who participated and the 109 community members who voted! We are very pleased with the response that we have received and we encourage everyone to participate again next time!

Gorton’s Smart & Crunchy national tour

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Hello, Joey.

Wanted to let you know that Gorton’s Seafood will be launching its first-ever national tour for a new product this week. 

The Gorton’s Smart & Crunchy Tour -with a branded food truck, interactive pop-up dipping bar, and mascot/host “Smarty Crunchman” – will go coast-to-coast to introduce America to Smart & Crunchy Fish Sticks which have half the fat and 30 fewer calories than the classic Gorton’s sticks. 

Read more and see photos about the tour in this release.

A send-off event will happen at Gorton’s headquarters at 12:30 Tuesday, 2/24, and the first tour stop will be Friday and Saturday at Northshore Mall from 11-6. Would love it if you could make a post about the national tour sometime this week.

Mascot "Smarty Crunchman" is the host of Gorton's Smart & Crunchy Tour.

Mascot “Smarty Crunchman” is the host of Gorton’s Smart & Crunchy Tour.

GloucesterCast 119 Taped 2/22/15 With Guests Alicia DeWolfe, Kim Smith Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro

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GloucesterCast 119 Taped 2/22/15 With Guests Alicia DeWolfe, Kim Smith Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro

Topics Include:Guests Alicia DeWolfe, Kim Smith Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro, Kudos To The DPW, No Novena Trolley, Sista Felica On Hyper St Joseph’s Day Mode A Month Out, Lemoncello, Arancello, Walgreens Open 24/7,Kudos To Gloucester Police for Quick Response To Local Shooting and Props For Local Police Chief Len Campanello and John Macarthy For Being Such A Great Communicator, Props to Former Mayor Kirk and Current Mayor Romeo Theken,How To Win friends And Influence People- Food, How To Politely Decline Food That You are Not Interested In, Cast Iron Skillet Cooking, Debbie Clement Picks Up Clarke Snow’s Book and We Talk About Debbie’s Married Last Name, Cape Ann Brewing Double Dead Eye IPA, Alicia Loves The Keurig Cinnamon Dolce K Cups, Harbor Cove Dental, Pee Wee Football vs Pop Warner Football Controversy, When A Free Boat Isn’t A Free Boat, Passports Wine Dinner Coming Up This Thursday Night, Cape Ann Chamber Business Women Wine Down Tuesday Night At Savour Wine and Cheese, Chamber License Plate Initiative and Giveback From The Serenity Restaurant Group, Chris DeWolfe Rates The Steak Tips At Mile Marker Number 1 In The City, Nichole Schrafft’s Mile Marker Kids In the Pool Recommendation

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