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SAVE OUR SHORES RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY!!

c9f28dbd-753d-46e7-a724-c00a5a943a6eTime to Celebrate!

Please join SOS Gloucester for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

When:  Friday, May 6
Time:  6:00 PM
Where:  166-178 Atlantic Road

(We will gather on the grassy area across from the
Ocean View Inn)
We look forward to seeing all our wonderful supporters!

LINZEE COOLIDGE AND MAYOR ROMEO THEKEN WITH NUBAR ALEXANIAN’S GORGEOUS BOOK!

Linzee Coolidge, who sponsored the publication of the new book GLOUCESTER: When The Fish Came First, by photographer Nubar Alexanian, presenting a copy to Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken. Copies are still available at 58% below the publication price through May 5th at Walker Creek Media.
Linzee & Sefatia

GloucesterCast 179 With w/@CaptMarciano and @HardMerchNancy From #WickedTuna @Joey_C @KimSmithDesigns @DonnaArd @NatGeo #GloucesterMA

GloucesterCastSquareGloucesterCast 179 With Dave Marciano From Wicked Tuna, Nancy Marciano, Joey Ciaramitaro, Kim Smith, Donna Ardizzoni

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Topics include:

Most Pressing question-  How Did You guys meet?
How do they select the captains
Do you have an agent?  Because with the popularity of the show and there are like 4 main crews, with you being one of the major stars, do you just leave it in the agent’s hands?  Because you kinda want to be on the show and there are so many captains that would do anything to be “The Next Dave Marciano”   How do you keep them honest as far as what they pay you?
Whats your favorite part about the celebrity part of it now because you must be recognized everywhere
Dave talks about some of the fishing products he loves-
Buy Hard Merchandise Gear Locally at Cape Pond Ice and The Gift Shop At The Building Center
Shout Out To Christine Marciano Sciola
The importance of using social media
Buying American, Supporting The Wounded Warrior Project and Make A Wish Foundation
On Staying Humble
Nancy Marciano, Dave Marciano, Joe Ciaramitaro,  Donna Ardizonni Kim Smith

FANTASTIC ORGANIC NORTH SHORE VEGGIE AND FLOWER FARM CEDAR ROCK GARDENS IS ROCKIN!

Cedar Rock Gardens Sign Kim SmithCedar Rock Gardens is an 18.5 acre farm conveniently located at 299 Concord Street, in Gloucester, a few short miles off Route 128. Plants and produce grown only at Cedar Rock Gardens are sold here, with a wide offering of organic veggies, herbs, and gorgeous flowers.

Elise Jillson Cedar Rock Gardens Kim SmithYou may recognize co-owners Elise Jillson and Tucker Smith from the Cape Ann Farmer’s Market. Operating retail sales at the farm is a first this year.

Cedar Rock Gardens Kim SmithThe welcoming handmade sign sets the scene. A modern farm, with its focus on organic practices, but the setting is pure old-time farm charm. Rambling stone walls delineate the fields of flowers, trays of seedlings are tucked under gnarled ancient apple trees, and an equally as distinguished catalpa tree grows alongside the drive as you enter the garden.Flower Field Cedar Rock Gardens Kim Smith

Dormant flower field

Elise and Tucker have many combined years of experience in organic farming. Read more about the two here. Opening the farm to the public is a new step for Cedar Rock Gardens in their growing business. I can’t wait to see what they’ll be offering in plants, as well as cut flowers, throughout the season (think peonies, zinnias, and sunflowers, to name only a few!). Stop in and say hello to Elise and Tucker and pick up your seedlings today!

Plant Nursery Hours: 8am to 5pm Friday, Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday, and 9am to 3pm Sunday.

Cedar Rock Gardens Organic Romaine lettuce Kim Smith

Fresh lettuce

Cedar Rock Gardens onions Kim SmithHelpful horticulture instructions provided for each veggie

Cedar Rock Gardens Kale Kim SmithOrganic Kale

Cedar Rock Gardens sweet peas Kim SmithSweet peas growing gangbusters!

Thank you so much to Nubar Alexanian for the tip to visit Cedar Rock Gardens!

 

AJ’s AT THE HARBOR NEW GLOUCESTER RESTAURANT RESTORES MASTERFUL MURAL

Jefff Weaver Mural Gloucester -2 detail c Kim SmithI just can’t tell you how exciting it was to see the fine restoration of the Jeff Weaver mural at AJ’s at the Harbor. We haven’t even had a chance to try the restaurant, but they get my vote for Good Eggs of the week for taking care to restore this original Gloucester painting by unquestionably one of Gloucester’s finest painters.

Thank you AJ’s! Best wishes with your new restaurant!Jefff Weaver Mural Gloucester -3 detail c Kim SmithJefff Weaver Mural Gloucester c Kim Smith

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AJ’S AT THE HARBOR FIRST LOOK ON WWW.CAPEANNEATS.COM

AJ’S AT THE HARBOR MENU- MORE AT WWW.CAPEANNEATS.COM

THE KING BROTHERS PRESENTING TO AWESOME GLOUCESTER MONDAY AT THE GLOUCESTER HOUSE!

We are looking forward to attending the Awesome Gloucester presentations tomorrow night, Monday the 18th, at the Gloucester House Restaurant, at 7pm. Very best wishes to George and Charles, and all the presenters!!Charles and George King Civil War Coat -3 Kim SmithCharles and George demonstrating the Alfred Bacheler Civil War Coat You Caring website to friends.

BREAKING: SAVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BREAKING NEWS: Saved!! With Your Help

Save Our Shores Gloucester has closed on the property at 166-178 Atlantic Road!

The next step will be to place a conservation restriction on the land that will protect it and preserve it in perpetuity for the benefit of all forever.

Save Our Shores Gloucester thanks all of those who provided financial support, contributed time to attend meetings and donated supplies and materials to make this effort so successful.

On Friday, May 6, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at the site to celebrate victory over development along the Back Shore, a spot revered by so many people from Gloucester, and from many places around the globe.

Thanks to Marilyn Hyde, realtor extraordinaire, for her help in securing this property.

We look forward to seeing you on May 6. Details to follow.

— Save Our Shores Gloucester
Roger Armstrong
Martin Del Vecchio
Hazel Hewitt
Dave Manley
Mark Poulin
Pam Poulin
Barbara Silberman

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AWESOME NEWS FROM OUR AWESOME FRIENDS CHARLES AND GEORGE KING!

This just in from George and Charles King:

WE HAVE AWESOME NEWS!!! Our Awesome Gloucester grant proposal for the Bacheler Civil War Coat has made it to the semi-finals! Now it’s up to our 3-5 minute pitch next Monday 7PM at the Gloucester House to bring it home!! Three other good projects will also try.

Awesome Gloucester wrote:“we encourage you to invite as many of your friends, family, and supporters as possible. The more the merrier!”

That’s where you come in. We know it’s school vacation and some might have plans. If you can come, we’ll be ecstatic. Let us know! Either way, you’re all part of what everybody has worked towards for the coat. It would be impossible without you guys. Thank you for everything. If we get this, we’ve done it! The coat will be fixed, mounted and displayed!

Sincerely,

Charles and George

So excited and looking forward to coming George and Charles. Congratulations!!!

To donate to help rehabilitate Gloucester’s historic Civil War coat:

Visit You Caring and follow instructions on how to contribute.

Send a check with “Civil War coat” written in the check’s memo field to The Gloucester Fund, 45 Middle St., Gloucester, MA 01930, or Committee for the Arts, c/o Gloucester City Hall, 9 Dale Ave., Gloucester MA 01930.

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BREAKING NEWS: SAVE OUR SHORES HAS RAISED $84,000.00!!! ONLY 16,000. TO GO

BREAKING NEWS: SAVE OUR SHORES HAS RAISED $84,000.00!!!

To our devoted supporters:

Just $16,000 more needed!!

We are excited to be so near our goal of $100,000 needed to purchase four parcels of land on Atlantic Road, and pay for legal and closing costs.

As of today, we estimate our total donations and pledges at $84,000.

A short time ago, one of the most beautiful places in New England was threatened with massive construction and irretrievable damage. We’re just as amazed as each of you that this prized land and viewscape will belong to all of us.  Without the support of each and every one of our more than 400 donors, this would not be possible.

Thank you for your continued support and for showing up at all of those meetings.

Save Our Shores Gloucester (SOSG)

Roger Armstrong

Hazel Hewitt

Marty Del Vecchio

Dave Manley

Mark and Pam Poulin

Barbara Silberman

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Saturday Clean

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Hi all:

Hope everyone is doing well. Melissa mentioned that Fishermen’s Park could you use some TLC. There is an amazing view up there.

When: Saturday: April 9, 2016
Time: 8:00 – 9:00
Where: Mount Vernon and Ledgemont Avenue

Please bring gloves, I have plenty of bags.

Thanks kids…

Donna

CONGRATULATIONS TO BACKYARD GROWERS!!

MAYOR RECOGNITION DAY BACKYARD GROWERS MAYOR ROMEO THEKEN LARA LEPOINKA -5 Kim Smith 2016. JPGIn honor of Mayor Recognition Day, today at City Hall Megan Stratton, Marina Lavender, and Courtland Kelly were recognized for their service at Backyard Growers. On behalf of the City of Gloucester, Mayor Romeo Theken gave commendations to Megan, Backyard Growers Food Corps service member, and to Courtland and Marina, who are both Americorps service members. On behalf of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, all three women were recognized by Representative Ann Margaret Ferrante for their service to Gloucester.MAYOR RECOGNITION DAY BACKYARD GROWERS MAYOR ROMEO THEKEN LARA LEPOINKA -3 Kim Smith 2016. JPG

Today is Massachusetts Agricultural Day!

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Boston Globe complimenting Gloucester’s gorgeous WPA era murals

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Did you see? Wonderful John McElhenny’s My View article to the Gloucester Daily Times thanking great work by the CPA committee and residents? And more this week in the Boston Globe? Nice to be the successful model. “In Gloucester, residents have leveraged funding for 80 units of affordable elderly housing in an old grammar school, replaced historic lead glass windows at the Cape Ann Museum, and restored Depression-era WPA murals at City Hall.”  Read more of the Boston Globe article here

Since April is National Poetry month it seems extra fitting to pause on the Charles Allan Winter mural–which by the way is notoriously difficult to photograph in that site. Nice job by photographer Pat Greenhouse / Boston Globe.

In 1931, he and his wife Alice Beach Winter, also a successful artist, came to live in Gloucester year round having spent summers since 1914 and building their Mt. Pleasant studio  in 1922.  Poetry was the third mural Winter completed in Gloucester.

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BREAKING NEWS: CHARLES AND GEORGE KING AWARDED $1,000.00!

Charles and George King Civil War Coat Kim SmithO’Maley Middle School students Charles and George King were presented with a check for $1,000.00 by a group of distinguished historians. The gift will be used toward the restoration of the Alfred Bacheler Civil War coat. Bacheler was an escaped POW during the Civil War and Gloucester High School principal for twenty years (1884-1914).

Charles and George gave an outstanding  presentation before fellow students, teachers, friends, family, and the historians, which call themselves the Gathering (they “gather” together monthly to discuss history and share books). Members include Dan McDougall, Ken Novak, Hugh Collier, Herb Collins, Greg Neal, Sargent Goodchild, Carl Gustin, John McCormick, and Tony Sutton.

The King brother’s passion for this project is infectious!

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Funds raised beyond the $3,500.00 will go towards creating a permanent display at the high school. There are several ways to donate:

Visit YouCaring.com, and search for “Civil War Bacheler coat caper” and follow instructions on how to contribute: Link: Civil War Coat

Send a check with “Civil War coat” written in the check’s memo field to The Gloucester Fund, 45 Middle St., Gloucester, MA 01930, or Committee for the Arts, c/o Gloucester City Hall, 9 Dale Ave., Gloucester MA 01930.

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George and Charles demonstrating how to donate to their fundraising site www.youcaring/the-gloucester-fund-467104

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Great work George and Charles!

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Read More about the project here: Twins embark on Civil War coat caper

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