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Beach & Park Clean Team doc with objective and members (what was submitted to the city to form the ad-hoc committee




DPW Q&A – questions are from the meeting held at city hall, answers from Joe Lucido (sent to Kiley Davis in PDF form)



Alicia Unleashed- Be Aggressive

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Alicia Unleashed taped 7/22/16 with B-Side and Hostess Alicia Cox


Hot, Hot, Hot, RIP Cousin Donny Nicastro, Dogs making noise, Joey just had a heart attack, Jimmy Garoppolo vs. Tom Brady, Bridget gets dirty, Recap pirate party, Can you flirt?, Be aggressive, Joey impression, Have you ever been the first one to initiate a kiss?, Birthday buddies and podcast, Cuddling, Scaping, A product that’s sponsor of your life, Snap chat pet peeves, Internet trolls, Dancing

Brady or Garoppolo?


Ok, Ladies! (ok gents too)

Football season is almost here and it looks like we most of you can’t gawk at Brady for the first 4 games.

BUUUTTT that is quite alright with me! I get to watch Jimmy!

Who you rather watch on the field? I’m team Garoppolo alll the way!brady

A Little Bit Torn

Some of you may remember that I wrote a post back in May about T.C. the Bear, from the Minnesota Twins, and how he surprised my son, Finn, with a pretty fantastic gift package after meeting him at Wally’s birthday party.

Here it is…in case you’re interested

So, imagine my surprise when Finn’s birthday rolled around 4 weeks later and he received a 2nd gift box in the mail.  One that said, “Surprise!  Happy Birthday!” I really couldn’t even believe that someone would go that far to make Finn happy. And, Finn…well, he was ecstatic.  I’m not sure I’ve ever seen him beam so much.  Finn’s a pretty lucky kid on many levels, but to have made a connection with someone like TC all on his own and to be remembered twice, in such a big way, by his new friend was beyond cool for him.

Not surprisingly, Finn was so smitten with TC (as was I) that I promised to take him to a Twins game at Fenway.  My brother actually got the tickets and treated us to a great day at the park yesterday.

If you follow the Red Sox you may know that they beat Minnesota on Thursday 13-2.  But then, unbelievably, they lost Friday 2-1….and dropped out of 1st place.  They lost again on Saturday.  Sunday was the last of a four game series.  Finn was psyched for the game, but was feeling a little torn.  He wanted to support his home-town team…a team that he loves unconditionally….but, he also wanted to appreciate all that TC gave him and wear his Twins shirt, hat, etc.  The horror.

With blessings from TC via email, Finn ended up wearing his Pedroia shirt and Sox hat…and cheering for them to win…but, that doesn’t mean that TC the Bear isn’t his all-time favorite bear in the world.  The Red Sox won in the end, 8-7.  And, while TC was off in St. Louis celebrating FredBird’s birthday, Finn was psyched to see the Twins play.

Thanks again, TC, for going above and beyond to spread happiness and to further Finn’s love for baseball.  You’re one of a kind.



This can be you Friday after work…

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More Cape Ann Health, Fitness and Wellness News-

Cape Ann Wellness


“Simply being on the water demands a certain level of presence. No matter how comfortable you feel out here, Mother Ocean never ceases to amaze, trick and humble us. She is our teacher. I can guide my students through a class but she is truly the leader.”

It’s hotter than Hell, sunny, beautiful, and SUMMER in Gloucester!


Come cool off and cool off your nerves this upcoming Friday after work.

Join Cape Ann Power Yoga on Friday, July 29 at 6:30 for a Cape Ann SUP Yoga class with Anneliese Brosch!

Anneliese is an experienced SUPer and yoga teacher who will lead the yoga class on stand up paddle boards. This is a great way to relax, improve your balance and strength and harmonize your body with nature.

All levels are welcome, no SUP or major yoga experience necessary!

anneliese.jpg No, you don’t need a parka.

We will meet at Pavilion Beach in…

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Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 7/25/16


Welcome To Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board

Joey C

A place where non-profit Cape Ann organizations can post press releases directly and then those press releases will be reposted to . This is not an advertising space for businesses, fitness or wellness organizations, or music listings.

The web address will be

To have your community organization news posted here, contact Joey C who will grant access for you to post directly.

Conservation Close Up At Beauport Thursday July 28th,9:30-11AM


Image ~ July 23, 2016 ~ Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House

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You can’t beet these cooking workshops!

July 22, 2016 ~ backyardgrowersgloucester

Backyard Growers is holding our second cooking workshop as we have the second harvest of 2016!


This August class is the second class in a series of three seasonal cooking workshops (May, August, and October) that Backyard Growers is launching to celebrate local seasonal produce. All workshops are held in the dining room of The Open Door. Each August course is the same curriculum.

These workshops will focus on sharing delicious, healthy, seasonal-produce based, easy, kid-friendly, cheap, and fast recipes with you and your family. Beyond being practical, these workshops will be hands on, fun, and you won’t leave hungry! This is a family workshop so please bring your kids if they are 5+ and remember to wear clothing you don’t mind cooking in!

Dates: Tuesday August 2, 23, 31 6:30-8:30PM


  • 2016 Backyard Garden Program participant: Free (and 2/3 Mandatory)
  • 2015 Backyard Garden Program participant: Free
  • Community Garden Participant: Pay as you can
  • Past Community or Backyard Garden Program participant: $10
  • Community Member: $20 per person

There is limited space in each workshop so reserve your spot here soon!

We are also looking for volunteers for upcoming events. For more info see our NSUW page.

Fitz Henry Lane On Foot and Online

July 22, 2016 ~ Cape Ann Museum

Friday, July 29

10:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.

The Cape Ann Museum invites you to experience 19th century Gloucester history as this walking tour leads you through the neighborhoods and waterfront that inspired the artwork of native son Fitz Henry Lane.

Participants are encouraged to bring smart phones or tablets in order to use the rich sources of information in the newly released Fitz Henry Lane Online catalog raisonne. During this walk, you will connect specific locations to the paintings they inspired by accessing the online catalog. Alternative visuals will also be available.


Guided walking tours are held rain or shine and last about 1½ hours; participants should be comfortable being on their feet for that amount of time. $10 members; $20 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Space is limited; reservations required. Call (978)283-0455 x10 or email for details. Tickets can also be purchased online at Eventbrite.

Not a member of the Museum? Join now and get discounted tickets to all our events!

Upcoming Fitz Henry Lane waking tours: Saturday August 6; Friday August 19

Image credit: Fitz Henry Lane (1804–1865). Gloucester Harbor at Sunrise, c. 1850, oil on canvas. Gift of Lawrence Brooks, 1970. [Acc. #2020]

Sawyer Free Library Week of July 24,2016

July 22, 2016 ~ sawyerfreelibrary



Cape Pond Ice Tours on Tuesday!

Cape Pond Ice Second Tour Openings

Save the date!

Aug 4 Israel Horovitz

Teen Program this week!

July 27Magic the Gathering

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GloucesterCast 193 With Ringo and Emily Tarr, Cat Ryan, @kimSmithdesigns and @Joey_C taped 7/24/17


GloucesterCast 193 With Ringo and Emily Tarr, Cat Ryan, @kimSmithdesigns and @Joey_C taped 7/24/17


subscribebuttonTopics Include:

CountryFest July 30th and BluesFest August 6th Ringo Tarr and Emily Frank From Boston Fence Donates the Fencing, Get $30 tickets at The Chamber or Firefly downtown before, at the gate tickets are available for $35
Kent XCircle tree Lighting, Flags At The Boulevard, the Concerts at The Boulevard, The Fireworks, Founding member of The GloucesterFund
Squished Bunny- how small must the bunny Rabbit’s Brain’s be that you give them like 150 yards and they still manage to at the very last second leap in front of your tire?
Monarchs are arriving (especially females) Journey North App
Southward Migration under way
Flip Flop thieves at Good Harbor
Dogs and garbage will continue to be an issue at area beaches as long as there are ignorant lazy people walking the earth
 193 GMG Podcast Ring and Emily Tarr copyright Kim Smith


goodlinens on Main Street any day now!


goodlinens is ready enough for its soft launch opening! More finishing and architectural details will continue through the summer and into the fall. Featured artisan panels and more inventory and stock will be added. Yet you just might have the chance to step inside if not today then any day soon! Jo Anne is a blur of activity.





Call ahead for the best subs of summer. Gloucester beaches sandwich directory.


Hungry? Pack light. You’ll pass great sandwich shops, locally owned and operated, en route to Gloucester’s magnificent beaches. Jeff’s Variety can set you up for a good lunch to go wherever you’re headed including Good Harbor Beach, Long Beach, or the back shore. Jeff says that there are many repeat customers that come back each and every season–for years–on their way to Good Harbor Beach. IF you have a big group, you can order trays with finger sandwiches. Sandwich platters featuring Virgilio’s rolls need at least two days notice to prepare. They’re open Sundays. What else? “Yes!” the answer to my question if they have plenty of call ahead requests from cars caught in traffic. Passengers calling only, please!

Scroll down the post for a one-stop, sub-shopping Gloucester directory with phone numbers and links. I could add in our favorite choices from each place.




*the great 2013 Good Morning Gloucester Italian sub winners

on the way to Gloucester’s GOOD HARBOR BEACH

on the way to Gloucester/ Rockport LONG BEACH

on the way downtown headed in any direction to Gloucester beaches: Pavilion, Cressy, Half Moon, Niles, Good Harbor

  • Cafe Sicilia (978) 283-7345 sandwiches and pizza slices
  • Cave (978) 283-0896 for baguette/cheese French picnic style fare
  • Cupboard (978) 281-1908
  • *Destino’s Subs 
  • Cape Ann Farmer’s Market (Thursdays) fresh produce & baguette/cheese French picnic style fare
  • *Jeff’s Variety (978) 281-5800
  • Leonardo’s  (978) 281-7882
  • Last Stop (978) 281-2616
  • Mike’s  (978) 282-0777
  • Morning Glory (978) 281-1851
  • Poseidons (978) 290-4313
  • *Sclafanis (978) 283-6622
  • *Virgilios (978) 283-5295
  • Yellow Sub Shop (978) 281-2217

on the way to Gloucester’s NILES BEACH

  • Last Stop (978) 281-2616
  • Sailor Stan’s to go (978) 281-4470

on the way to Gloucester’s PLUM COVE BEACH / ANNISQUAM/ LANESVILLE 

  • Captain Hooks (978) 282-4665
  • Plum Cove Grind (978) 281-3377
  • Willow Rest  sub and/or the farmer’s market fresh produce, cheese, specialty prepared meals picnic option (978)283-2417

on the way to Gloucester’s WINGAERSHEEK BEACH

  • main concession stand at Gloucester’s Wingaersheek beach (978) 281-9785
  • Marshall’s Farm Stand (picnic route rather than sandwich counter)  (978) 283-2168 (pints of fruit, munchies, loaf artisan bread, mozzarella specialty cheeses)

I haven’t forgotten Magnolia–just missing Magnolia’s House of Pizza. ON Mondays there’s Cape Ann Farmer’s market for Magnolia. “M” for Mondays, “M” for Magnolia.

Lovin’ some Loons

Yesterday cousin Wendy and I got up at 3:30 am to drive out to Quabbin Reservoir in Belchertown, MA out near Amherst.   With our camera’s in hand we were blessed with the company of this Loon family who were happy just to hang out, fish and be adorable!  I’ve never seen a Loon this close and never realized how large they were.  This particular family had 2 babies who were 4-5 weeks old and starting to learn how to fish for themselves. (FYI these were taken with a 600 mm lens so that we could stay a respectable distance from the family.  Enjoy nature, but be respectful!)  Have a Sunday Funday!

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Community Photos 7/24/16

Len Burgess submits-

“Hard Merchandi$e” is melting at the dock with this 90 degree weather.


Saturday’s Storm Rolling In from Lisa Lavoie


Evening in White Album-

“Hi Joey,

Long time since I’ve offered  photos, but here are some from last Friday’s “Evening in White.” Always a good time not to mention a worthy charity.  Most of these photos were taken by my friend, Pamela Nicholson with the gracious permission of all those pictured.”

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Visual weather tale of same day that actually looks like two different days.

1st shot taken 7/18 at 4:17PM

2nd shot taken 7/18 at 8:10PM

Eric Schwartz


What’s on the @webergrills Performer tonight? #bbq #bbqporn

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