Category Archives: Good Morning Gloucester

BIKINI-SPEEDO DODGEBALL 2013 – THE MOVIE #gloucesterma

For all of you folks that have never witnessed THE MOVIE for 2013, please take the time to do so. You will be entertained.

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And please come out and support this years event, it’a for the NEXT STEP, they change lives…you could, too!

Celebrate our primary care physician, Dr. Kevin Delahanty’s 1st year at PACE in Gloucester!

You are cordially invited to celebrate our primary care physician, Dr. Kevin Delahanty’s 1st year at PACE in Gloucester!

Monday, March 30th from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Please join us for an Open House at our Gloucester PACE site on 29A Emerson Avenue (next to Pathways for Children and across from The Open Door)
Light food & refreshments will be served as well as open bar.
Your RSVP by March 26th to Carol Pallazolla is appreciated by calling cpallazolla
Thank you and see you there!

Goodbye Winter Auction – March 7, 2015 @ 6 Lexington Ave. Magnolia Village – Gloucester, Ma.

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Made my way over to Walt Kolenda’s Antique Shop @ 6 Lexington Ave. because I had my eye on these boots, but they were way to big : (  probably a size 10ish

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boots2You just have to see these boots and shoes in person. You know, touch and feel. Tis a shame that they are not my size.

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Oh, and take a look at this lot of wicked cute glass figurines. Some are so tiny.

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The shop is set up very nice and so many items are up for auction. Like the poster says, (antiques, art, jewelry, boots, collectibles, small furniture, glass, china, metalware, rugs, lamps, postcards, ephemera and much more).- Enjoy your bidding!

Check out the website for more info and items.

http://www.capeannauction.com/

 

 

Community Stuff 3/6/15

 

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Come experience the music of a cappella in the form of The Hexachords, a six-person group from UMass Amherst. This is a one-night only performance on March 13 – proceeds to benefit the high school’s Theater Department and their upcoming spring show “Legally Blonde.”  Tickets are $8.00 for all seats and on sale now, either online or at the ticket booth on the day of.

In addition, you can buy your tickets during high school lunch blocks on Wednesdays and Fridays, as follows:

Friday March 6 from 11:10 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. 

Wed March 11 from 10:30 a.m. through 12 noon

Friday March 13 from 11:10 a.m. through 12:30 p.m.

Sent by: GHS Theater Boosters  Gloucester High School


CAPE ANN BIG BAND CONCERT

Benefiting New Year’s Rockport Eve

Friday, March 27th 8 p.m.

The Sanctuary of the  First Congregational Church of Rockport

12 School Street, Rockport Massachusetts

There will be a half hour intermission with coffee, soft drinks, water
and desserts served in the Fellowship Hall. 

Tickets $15 Donation

Advance Ticket Sales: 978-559-1263 or info@newyearsrockporteve.com

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Common Crow Is Having A Sale https://www.facebook.com/commoncrowglo/photos/a.10150162238745331.405286.359370670330/10155270008060331/?type=1


Rockport Cub Scouts Pack 55 will be hosting a Corned Beef & Cabbage Fundraising Dinner on Saturday, March 14 from 4-7PM at Spiran Hall in Rockport. Adults are $10, Children under 12 are $7. Tickets may be purchased at Smith Hardware in Rockport, Wally’s Blackburn Bistro in Gloucester or at the door the night of the event. Cost includes dinner, beverage and dessert. All proceeds to benefit Rockport Cub Scouts Pack 55. For more information, contact Paul Franklin at pack55rockport@gmail.com

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Painting a Picture of Love – Author Donna Milham Releases New Inspirational Book

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GLOUCESTER — Local author, Donna Milham recently released her new inspirational book, At His Feet ($14.99, Constant Hope Publishing).  At His Feet is a collection of poetry and prose, which invite the reader to pioneer new places in their daily lives with our Creator God.  “More than words on a page, Milham’s debut book artistically paints a picture of Unconditional Love,” says Constance Scott, Director of Constant Hope Publishing. “It is a book that will impact readers of all ages.”

“There is a cry, deep within our spirit-man for greater silence, for the deeper places of God, for the mysteries of Heaven Above. There is still too much noise and busyness around and within,” says Milham.  “At His Feet is an invitation to journey into the place of quiet and rest, found within the Heart of God, while sitting at His Feet.”
 
Donna Milham is a Gloucester resident and founder of Eagle & Dove Ministries and Judah’s Roar Church. She is a teacher, speaker, writer, and creative artist, who is called to train, equip, and release people to know God’s blueprint for their lives, and to embrace and fulfill their God-given destiny with passion and perseverance. For more details contact Donna@DonnaMilham.com or visit http://www.DonnaMilham.com.

Electricity Update 24: Your Questions About Buying Cheaper Electricity Are Answered From the Company Themselves

So several of you had questions about what happens when your contract comes up and if  there any cancellation fees.

I wanted to make sure I’m giving the correct information so I called and spoke to them.

First off you have ZERO to lose by signing up. 

You can cancel AT ANY TIME FOR ZERO COSTS OR FEES.  ZERO AS IN NADA- ZILCH- ZIP- NADA.

Furthermore when you sign up they are required to notify you by mail 30 days and 45 days before your contract ends to give you the option to cancel or renew at the then current rates.  The rates could be higher or lower but the point is that you have no cost to leave them and they WANT YOU TO STAY ON WITH THEM.  THERE IS NO CANCELLATION FEE SO THE WAY THEY MAKE MONEY IS BY HAVING YOU LONGER FOR A CUSTOMER.

IN FACT, THERE IS ZERO TO LOSE BY SIGNING UP SO YOU COULD TRY IT FOR ONE MONTH, LOOK AT YOUR BILL< AND IF IT’S NOT WHAT THEY SAY IT’S GOING TO BE, CANCEL WITHOUT ANY KIND OF PENALTY OR FEE.

Oh, and the process to cancel is just as easy as it is to sign up, a three part process using the same website you used to sign up.  When your contract is coming up and they contact you, you have the option to renew again for 6 months or if you thought the price of electricity was going to skyrocket you could sign on for longer.  It’s literally insane not to take advantage.  Try it for one month, if you get your bill and it’s not what they say, cancel.  Take a screen shot like I did of your contract where it says NO CANCELLATION FEES if it makes you feel any better so you can hold their feet to the fire.  We’ve locked in rates at the dock twice with two different companies and if I had a terrible experience I never would have signed up my mother for it and we wouldn’t have signed up our business for the second time either.

SIGN UP HERE-

https://www.mythinkenergy.com/massthink2015

I knew it said there were no cancellation fees on the three step sign up process page online that took me less than 90 seconds to fill out, but I wanted to make sure so I called a higher up within the company.

Here’s a screenshot of the sign up page where it says so-

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Secondly, Paulie Walnuts asks why should National Grid service your poles if you buy your electricity from someone else?

The answer-  You’re still paying National Grid on your bill for the Transmission and Distribution charge!  You’re still their customer.  National Grid doesn’t want to deal with the billing and hedging and buying and selling of electricity futures to provide you with electricity.  When you buy it from them, they are going to one of these other providers and selling it to you so they are more like a middle man than an active energy sourcing supply company.  Bottom line is that they would rather just concentrate on servicing poles and lines and getting paid for that. 

National Grid still gets paid to service your area if electricity goes out.

After speaking with the advisor I feel more confident and proud than ever that I’m doing the right thing for my mom and that there is absolutely Zero risk.  In fact, I think the bigger negligence would be to not to take advantage of it and realize all of those cost savings.

Again- right now if you’ve done nothing you’re paying 16.273 cents per kWh for your electicity and you could lock in for 6 months at the rate of 9.7 cents per kWh or 12 months for 11.7 cents per kWh.  You can sign up and cancel even after the first month when you see your first bill with no consequence.

I STAND BEHIND THIS IDEA UNEQUIVOCALLY ESPECIALLY AFTER TALKING TO THEM IN DEPTH TODAY.  IT’s LITERALLY CRAZYTOWN NOT TO KEEP THE MONEY IN YOUR POCKET!

SIGN UP HERE-

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https://www.mythinkenergy.com/massthink2015

Here’s parts 1-23 of my Electricity and Home Energy Series-

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

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

Electricity Update 22- Paying Way less On Your Electric Bill By Choosing A Different Supplier- HUGE!!!!

Electricity Update 23: So Someone Said To Me Today That It’s Only 7 Cents…

Sista Felicia’s 2015 St. Joseph Altar Assembly With Friends & Family!

 

 

 

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Feeling blessed to have the best girlfriends and family! 

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Yesterday aunt Gina Ciaramitaro, cousin Mary Marcantonio, BFF Dee Noble, and friends, Andrea Randazza Carlson, Kerrie Callahan Donahue, Christie Guarrasi DaSilva, Andrea Butler Bridget Mathews, all stopped by to help set up the altar, and dinning room tables for this years St. Jpseph Rosary. Ladies thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you did yesterday! I can’t believe the altar is ready and the tables are set! I love our tradition of spending the day together, preparing for the nine day rosary, and especially love, our traditional Virgilio’s St. Joseph Sandwiches lunch around the dinning room table and afternoon Cappuccino break reminasing about past years. We make an incredible team! I’m looking forward to building more memories together this year!

Thank you all

XO

Sista

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Gloucester awarded $263,930 federal grant

The City of Gloucester is the proud recipient of a nationally competitive grant for $263,930, see the details in the press release that is attached.

Gloucester Awarded Tier II BIG Grant

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Gloucester MA, 3/5/2015 – The City of Gloucester’s Mayor, Sefatia Romeo Theken and the Gloucester Waterways Board, are proud to announce that Gloucester has won a highly competitive Tier II Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) in the amount of $263,930. Recognizing the need for more transient boater access, the Theken Administration and Waterways Board took the initiative to make Gloucester a more accessible port for visiting boaters while continuing to protect and enhance our working waterfront.
This grant will allow the City to replace old wooden floats located next to a condemned pier that have limited transient boater drop-off and pick-up and dinghy spots. National Grid is removing the pier, which will allow for the expansion of this float system. The BIG grant will make possible the expanded use of the current transient boater access at this site.

The Grant
The Tier II Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) is a US Fish and Wildlife Service nationally competitive grant and is administered here by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF), within the Department of Fish and Game, Executive Office of Energy and the Environment. In 2015, $12.2 million has been awarded in 10 states, with $263,930 coming to Gloucester. The BIG grant program was created to increase transient boater port access for boats that are 26 feet or greater. Funding for the BIG program comes from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, which boaters and manufacturers support through excise and other taxes on certain fishing and boating equipment and gasoline.

The Project
This grant and matching funds total $527,905. This money will be used to create transient boater access as part of a new float system off the Solomon Jacob’s Park providing:
⦁    144 feet of dockage for transient dinghies
⦁    205 feet of dockage for drop-off, pick-up and other uses
⦁    80-foot ADA compliant gangway
⦁    8 of the 16 rock socketed steel piles necessary for the project
⦁    Arched Aluminum Access Bridge
⦁    Engineering and Design
⦁    Sewage Pumpout facility paid for by a Clean Vessel Act grant

Partnerships
The Gloucester Waterways Board in partnership with National Grid and the Seaport Advisory Council will contribute $263,975 of matching funds that are eligible for the transient boat access portion of the overall project and are required by this BIG grant.
⦁    Gloucester Waterways Board contributing $58,000 for Engineering and Design, of which $27,840 is eligible to apply as matching funds.
⦁    Seaport Advisory Council contributing $200,000 for concrete floats, of which $109,300 is eligible for a match.
⦁    National Grid contributing $264,240 for 16 rock socketed steel piles, of which $126,835 is eligible for a match.

Grant administration
DMF is the state agency that administers this grant. The hard work of DMF employees Stephanie Cunningham and Cecil French throughout the research and application process was instrumental in Gloucester receiving this grant. Moving forward, DMF will be working with the City to bring this project to completion over the next few years.

Throw Back Thursday Schooner Festival

Throw Back Thursday Schooner Festival

Check out their Website and Facebook Page

http://gloucesterschoonerfestival.net/

https://www.facebook.com/GloucesterSchoonerFestival

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Electricity Update 23: So Someone Said To Me Today That It’s Only 7 Cents…

So someone that I was explaining how excited I was about the 9.7 per kWh rate I got for my mom to replied that “It’s only 7 cents” (For her electricity rate)

Can someone be that dumb? When you are talking about a rate 7 cents off of 16.273 cents, that is over 40% savings on your electric bill.

Who in the world can’t put those numbers into perspective and see that on one of your probably top 5 most expensive bills when added up at the end of the year is crazy monstrous impactful savings?  So then I went in to explain about it being over 40% and they kept coming back that it was only 7 cents.  OMG!!!!

If you haven’t taken advantage like all the other extremely psyched folks, it takes all of 90 seconds to do-

Number 1) Change Electricity Supplier From National Grid which is currently (as of 3/2/15) charging 16.273 cents per kWh to Think Energy which has the lowest rates for the same exact Electricity delivered over the same exact poles and still serviced by National Grid and is currently (as of 3/2/15) charging 9.7 cents per kWh with a locked in 6 month guaranteed rate with no cancellation fee. 40% or so money in your pocket and less than two minutes to sign up. Absolute No-Brainer unless you don’t like money.

https://www.mythinkenergy.com/massthink2015

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Read all about it here-

Electricity Update 22- Paying Way less On Your Electric Bill By Choosing A Different Supplier- HUGE!!!!

 


Step two is what we have been teaching people about for the past 3 months and is independent of step one but can also easily save you thousands per year and not cost you a cent.

Number 2) Sign up for a free Home Energy Assessment and get a ton of free energy efficient lightbulbs, power strips, electronic thermostats that will turn down the heat at night or while you’re at work automatically, and efficient showerheads. Read about it here-

Electricity Update #4: Free Home Energy Assesment With Kevin From Next Step Living

SIGN UP FOR THE FREE STUFF HERE-


Number 3) Check Out The Alternative Heating Solutions At Local Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth-

Electricity Savings Alternative Home Energy and Comfort Update #7- Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth

Gloucester Fishermen Youth Football and Cheering League Sign Ups

The Gloucester Fishermen Youth Football and Cheering League will be opening up player and cheering registration on Saturday 3/7 and Saturday 3/14 at GHS from 9-12. We realize that this is early to be thinking about fall sports, but since this will be a community lead league, we need to start building our community. We emphasize that it is important to sign your children up during these two sessions so that you can be part of this process.

You can download the forms at our website, or just show up, forms will be available:

http://www.eteamz.com/gloucesterfishermenyouthfootball

Thank you,

GFYFL

Chifeletti Cookies

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Baking Chifeletti Cookies for the gang coming over today to help decorated the St. Joseph Altar! Perfect cookie for St. Joseph coffee time…

Chifeletti Cookies

Ingredients

2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter

5 tablespoons granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

1 teaspoon almond extract

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

2 1/2 cups flour

1 cup finely ground Almond Meal/Flour

1/2 cup whole milk

1 cup thinly sliced almonds

¼ cup confectioners’ sugar

Step-by-Step

1 in bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment; cream butter and granulated sugar together 2 minutes

2 add vanilla bean paste, almond extract, and kosher salt; mix well

3 add flour, almond flour; and milk; mix well

4 using 1 inch cookie scoop fix scant dough balls; roll each dough ball into 3 1/2 inch long rope shape; curve slightly and dip into sliced almond pieces

5 arrange cookies 1½ inches apart on parchment lined cookie sheet; bake  in preheated 375 degree oven 12-14 minutes or  until edges are golden

6  cool 3 minutes; dust with confectioners’ sugar; Serve

* will keep stored in airtight container 7 days and will keep several months stored in airtight container frozen  

 

 

Construction Of The St. Joseph Altar

 

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The 2015 altar is officially under construction! Yesterday, St. Barry assembled our families St. Joseph Altar, while my dear friend Tanya Frost and carefully removed dozens of Saints and Statues from the “vidina,”China cabinet, for their annual bath, polishing, and inspection for repairs, in preparation of todays traditional decorating  the altar gathering at my home with friends and family!

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A special thank you to “My Love” St. Barry, for all his help, love, and support.

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Thank you for helping yesterday Tanya Frost. You saved me many hours of doing it alone.

Community Stuff 3/4/15

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Hi,

I am writing to have a event advertised through your company. The Amvets Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a country line dance lesson on Saturday March 28 from 7 to 9 p.m at Amvets post 32, 14 Prospect Street Gloucester, Ma (upper hall). two hours of dancing lessons will be given by local instructor Eric Lillenthal. Tickets to this event are presale $10.p.p $15.per couple if purchased at the door tickets are $15 p.p. and $20. per couple. A cash bar will be available. All proceeds will benefit Amvets Ladies Auxiliary Post 32

Thank you,

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Post #32
14 Prospect St.
Gloucester, MA 01930
LIKE US ON FACEBOOK
Visit our website for more information:
http://amvetspost32ma.org/LadiesAUX.html


Friends from Woods Hole just told me that Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish are playing this Friday at the Rhumb Line. I’ve heard these guys many times. They’re a great band! Let’s give them a warm welcome here in Gloucester and I promise you , your body will just get up and dance. 

Nubar Alexanian submits-

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Spring Book Donation Poster

 

Hi Joey,

Could you please run the attached poster on GMG as we are seeking book donations for our June book sale? Since everyone is snowed in, it might be a good opportunity to start spring cleaning.

Thanks.

Kecia German

Friends of Sawyer Free Library


Electricity and Home Energy Saving No Brainer Series

Number 1) Change Electricity Supplier From National Grid which is currently (as of 3/2/15) charging 16.273 cents per kWh to Think Energy which has the lowest rates for the same exact Electricity delivered over the same exact poles and still serviced by National Grid and is currently (as of 3/2/15) charging 9.7 cents per kWh with a locked in 6 month guaranteed rate with no cancellation fee.  40% or so money in your pocket and less than two minutes to sign up. Absolute No-Brainer unless you don’t like money.

https://www.mythinkenergy.com/massthink2015

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Read all about it here-

Electricity Update 22- Paying Way less On Your Electric Bill By Choosing A Different Supplier- HUGE!!!!

 

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