Stay tuned for game time updates all week!!
#craigshoots to follow!
Stay tuned for game time updates all week!!
So, this is the big one: The return of the one and only Mr. Gordon Beadle. The man with the golden Sax. This hypoxia-inducing master of the honky sax will have you gasping for breath as he literally sucks all the oxygen out of the room and recycles it wobbling directly into your pineal gland. Woe to those who miss this.
But, wait, there’s more: Mr. Edd Scheer, leader of the Love Dogs, will be bashing the drums and singing all those crazy old songs that you know and love. Furthermore, Mr. Mike DiBari will be plucking those glitar strings. this could be one of my all-time favorite units to work with. It always takes me two days to recover! We all sing, we all play and we’re gonna laugh our asses off, to boot. You should come!
Sista Felicia’s Peeps Easter Egg Surprise
Time to start preparing sweet treats for Easter. Last year this recipe was created and posted on Sista’s Dish after being inspired by my favorite childhood Italian traditional Easter candy while shopping at Scalafini Bakery here in Gloucester. Its a fun recipe to make with kids and adults of all ages.
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Smith Cove line rehab slated to begin in April
I have received the following communication from DPW Director Mike Hale concerning upcoming sewer work in the Smith Cove/Rocky Neck area.
March 23, 2015
Phase III CSO Control Plan – Project 5: Water and Sewer Rehabilitation
Re: Notice of Pending Sewer Rehabilitation, Smith Cove Sewer Easement
Dear Residents and Businesses:
As you are aware, the City of Gloucester is currently completing a water and sewer rehabilitation project in the East Main Street and Rocky Neck neighborhoods to improve the service and reliability of the municipal wastewater collection and water distribution systems. The sewer rehabilitation component of the project involves cleaning the existing sewer pipes and installing a cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) liner from existing manholes in the street to avoid excavation and minimize disturbance.
The next phase of work will include sewer rehabilitation of the sewer pipe crossing under Smith Cove from Rocky Neck Avenue within the City sewer easement limits of work area shown on the attached plan. The schedule for the rehabilitation work within the sewer easement crossing Smith Cove has not yet been finalized, but is anticipated to occur in April of 2015. The proposed Smith Cove sewer rehabilitation will also involve installation of CIPP liner from existing manholes so excavation and disturbance within the easement will be minimized.
Temporary Force Main (#229/R to #285 East Main Street and #5, #9 Rocky Neck Ave.)
In preparation for future sewer rehabilitation, the City’s Contractor (N. Granese & Sons) will install a temporary sewer pipe (force main) along the edge of the road from the Rocky Neck parking lot to the Beacon Marine pump station as shown on attached map. The temporary pipe will remain in place for approximately one month. When the pipe crosses driveway entrances, the contractor will create ramps of asphalt to allow vehicles to cross, or will excavate in road and bury the pipe if required to allow access to driveways. Following completion of the project, the contractor will clean up the area and repave the road where cuts were made.
Parking will be restricted along the route of this force main for the duration of the project.
Temporary Pump Station (in vicinity of #1 Eastern Point Rd. and #5 to #16 Rocky Neck Ave.)
The Contractor will then install temporary pumps in Rocky Neck Avenue to bypass the sewer flow through the temporary force main and allow work on the sewer pipe in Smiths Cove to proceed.
The pump station will be tested for a period of 48-hours and later will be run for approximately seven days. The station will run 24-hours a day and will be powered by diesel generators. They will be sound attenuated to reduce the impacts on the neighborhood but there will be some noise 24-7, with the pumps operating and workers attending and refueling the generators and pumps periodically.
Traffic will be restricted to one lane (alternating traffic) in the vicinity of the temporary pump station during the installation, testing, and operation of the temporary pump station.
Rocky Neck Parking Lot
During the work, the contractor will be staging equipment and materials in the parking lot on Rocky Neck Avenue. Parking will be restricted in the vicinity of the temporary pump station during this project (approximately one month), and when the rehabilitation work is underway (approximately 7 days) parking will be restricted on the majority of the parking lot.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience you may incur during this process. The City appreciates your patience and forbearance during this important project. If you have any questions, or require additional information, please contact Scott Vesey (Construction Manager) at 978-973-6539 or Don Peavey (Department of Public Works) at 978-479-2184.
Director of Public Works
Please check the City of Gloucester website for further updates at www.gloucester-ma.gov
So, we’re not exactly headed to the beach yet….but, maybe soon.
The Sound of Music at the Rockport Middle School
Rockport Middle School presents :The Sound of Music
Join Watson Adventures at the Museum of Fine Arts and try to solve the murder mystery. 1:00 on Saturday for ages 10 and up.
A crazed killer is on the loose!
And it’s up to you to stop him! The killer has created a scavenger hunt that, when completed, reveals his name, the weapon he used, and where he hid the body in the museum. He sent the hunt to the police and dared them to try to solve it. The police need your help. You’ll get a list of suspects, weapons, and hiding places that are all items in the museum.
By following the trail of clues and answering tricky questions, you’ll narrow the list of suspects, weapons, and places and provide the police with the evidence they need to catch and convict the killer. Can you figure out whodunnit?
No knowledge of the museum or art is necessary, but good reading skills are helpful. Contact us to learn more and find more fun!
Say goodbye to the cold and celebrate the arrival of warmer weather here on the Farm! While we often associate eggs with the Easter Bunny, in many cultures eggs symbolize new life and are tied with the coming of spring. At this event, we celebrate spring, new life on the farm, and the bounty of fresh eggs produced by our hens.
Go on the “Egg-cellent” Quest around the farm and learn about the journey from egg to chicken, collecting Easter eggs at each station to complete the Quest! Enjoy homemade refreshments in our Carriage Barn, visit with the calves, and play games in the stone paddock!
Stop by anytime between 10am -12pm to start your Quest. Please bring a basket of your own to collect the Quest eggs. Note: It is only necessary to register for one ticket per family.
For a more comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid!
DAVID CALVO HAS POSTED HIS WOOD CARVING CLASSES FOR 2015 ON HIS WEBSITE.
IF INTERESTED CALL 978-283-0231 FOR MORE INFORMATION. ($20 off April Five-Day Class)
Date Night!!!! AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary 32 is hosting Country Western Line Dance Lessons this Saturday from 7-9pm. Lessons are being given by Eric Lilienthal. By supporting this event, you will help us support our Veterans, Active Miliatry, Community and our Youth!
This porcelain wall piece by Marty Morgan is on display at The Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton , MA as part of the State of Clay : Pushing Boundaries exhibit. The show runs until May 24th. For hours and directions contact www.fullercraft.org.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED @ WELLSPRING HOUSE
Wellspring’s Adult Learning Initiative (ALI) is seeking volunteer tutors to help in our Computer Skills and Career Development classes. You don’t need to be an expert, just bring your enthusiasm! These classes meet Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings during each of our eight week sessions during the year. Our current session runs until May 14th. Classes meet at 302 Essex Ave, Gloucester. Please contact Mary to learn more about these volunteer opportunities at (978) 281-3221 x300.
Get Your Dixie Funk Boogie On
Beverly, MA. M.E. Productions is excited to present The New Orleans Suspects with Little Feat’s Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett at the Larcom Theatre on Saturday, April 11th at 8pm. The Suspects are known as a NOLA supergroup, and Barrere & Tackett as multi instrumental jam pioneers. The night will culminate with a full set of the music of Little Feat. Tickets for this concert start at $35.
Music of the Big Easy. It’s as American as apple pie–and rock ‘n roll itself. It transcends boundaries, a freewheeling fusion of California rock, Dixie-inflected roots, and country-fried funk and boogie. For one night only, New Orleans Suspects will join forces with Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett of Little Feat. Don’t miss a rare and intimate show with the men who continue to bring you Little Feat(on an ‘ indefinite hiatus’), and a NOLA superband. Yep, we said it…superband.
The New Orleans Suspects formed in summer of 2011 in the wake of the breakup of The Radiators after 34 years. The band comprises some of the best, most highly respected players in New Orleans, including: Reggie Scanlan on bass (Radiators, Professor Longhair Band); Mean Willie Green on drums (Neville Bros. current drummer since 1981); Jeff Watkins (James Brown Band, Joss Stone Band) on saxophone; Jake Eckert on guitar/vocals (current member of The Dirty Dozen Brass Band); and CR Gruver on keyboards and vocals (Polytoxic, Outformation).
Paul Barrere plays a mean slide guitar, and sings lead and background vocals for Little Feat. He joined Little Feat for the band’s third album Dixie Chicken, and the rest is history with his guitar, vocals, and songwriting becoming an important part of the Little Feat sound. Fred Tackett plays guitar, trumpet, and mandolin for Little Feat. Hailing from Arkansas, Fred Tackett worked as a side man on many Little Feat albums before becoming a full member of the band for Let It Roll. Along with his fine guitar work, Fred’s mandolin and trumpet have become a featured part of the Little Feat sound. The duo first played together on the album ”Dixie Chicken” some thirty-five years ago.
The night will begin with a set from Barrere & Tackett, then The New Orleans Suspects will perform a full set of their own material. If that wasn’t enough, the two groups will join forces at the end of the night for a crowd pleasing set of Little Feat tunes.
“We have so many great shows on the North Shore…but we’re pretty excited about this one. It’s going to be FUN,” say Seth McNally of M.E. Productions. “If you like New Orleans music, or Little Feat, mark your calendar.”
GloucesterCast 126 With Aurelia Nelson, Dan Martin, Toby Pett, Peter Van Ness and Host Joey Ciaramitaro #GloucesterMA
GloucesterCast 126 With Aurelia Nelson, Dan Martin, Toby Pett, Peter Van Ness and Host Joey Ciaramitaro
Topics Include:Aurelia Nelson From 104.9 Show Curtain Up, Listen To 104.9 On Demand Here, Lorenzo Lamas As A Guest, Peter Van Ness from GMG and www.GimmeLive.com, Gloucester vs Beverly Music Scene, HarborWalk Outdoor Movie Series, The Origins Of 104.9, Lindsay Crouse, How Did 104.9 Get The Red Sox?, Billy Costa and Dana Hersey, How Does 104.9 Gage Listener Interest?, Peter Goes On About a Bunch Of Old Bands As My Eyes Glaze Over, Peter and Vickie’s Eighties Revue Show Coming Up, Dan Talks About The Challenges Of Working With Aurelia ;) ,North Shore Sports Desk, Nick Curcuru Blooper Reel, Joey’s Failure and Learning Experience With Gallagher, Learning Experiences While Interviewing People, Aaron Neville, A Stream Of Obscenities from Aurelia, Death Row Meal For Aurelia and Dan, The Franklin and The Azorean, Bucket List Tourist Vacation Spots, Taste Of Cape Ann, Aurelia Torments Me With Talk Of The Rubber Duck, Blues Festival At Stage Fort On Tap, Are There Job Opportunities For Young People In Gloucester.
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The Writer’s Book Club at Duckworth’s Presents “Selected Stories” by Andre Dubus with Moderator Julia Glass
Originally posted on Cape Ann Wellness:
March is Colon-Rectal Awareness Month! Too many of my friends, relatives, patients, and clients have been affected by this disease. March 5th was National Colon Cancer Day. That date came and went, but I could not let the month pass without bringing attention to the importance of Prevention, Screening, Early Detection of Colon-Rectal Cancer.
Cancer of the colon and/or rectum (colorectal cancer) can begin without symptoms, which is why early screening is important. Pre-cancerous and benign polyps can be removed before they become cancer. While routine screening often begins at 50, screening for those at higher risk may begin as early as 30’s. Having a family history of colorectal cancer puts you at higher risk.Increased Risk of Colorectal Cancer -
- Family history of colon and/or rectal cancer
- History of colorectal polyps
- Lack of Physical Activity
- High-Fat (Saturated/Trans-fat) Diet
- Alcohol Use
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Dinner Specials Every Week!
Wednesday, March 25th – 8pm
Special Guest: CHARLEE BIANCHINI
She’s back! A good friend and a wonderful talent. Thank
you, Charlee, for gracing our stage once more! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Looking forward……to seeing you there :-)
Ricotta Stuffed Shells & Sunday Sauce
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Clean Gloucester and The One Hour at a Time Gang will be out cleaning on Saturday. Please Bring gloves, we will supply the bags.
When: Saturday March 28, 2015
Time: 8:00 -9:00
Where: St. Peter’s Square, Main Street and Rogers Street
There will be bags on my blue Mazda if some volunteers would like to come later.
Congratulations To GloucesterCast Podcast Subscriber Contest Winner Kaari Sullivan Who Won This Fleece GMG Jacket
Kaari Sailed Aboard The Lettie G Howard For Years. Very Cool Cat.
And thanks to Paulie Walnuts For Donating The Jacket As a Prize
Listen To This week’s GloucesterCast Podcast Here-
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Spring has sprung ! Gloucester’s DPW is currently taking down the Holiday Wreaths and Decorative Banners on Main Street!
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SailGHS First Sail Of The 2015 Season Photos From James Frye
If you’ve ever thought about wanting to sky dive….if only it weren’t for that whole jumping out of a plane thing, then do I have the perfect place for you!
We made the short trek to Nashua, NH over the weekend and the boys were psyched to give “indoor sky diving” a try.
After a short instructional class to learn correct posture and some important hand signals they suited up with jumpsuits, earplugs, googles, elbow and knee pads, and a helmet. It was right about then that I started to think, “Hmmm. Maybe we should have waited a couple of years.” But….”Fearless” and “Fear Not”….also known as Thatcher and Finn, were good to go.
Their first round in the tube was to try to get the hang out of flying with minimal help from the expert. The second go round was quite a trip…with both boys soaring WAY UP HIGH…tandem style.
Sky Venture also has a pretty awesome wave and surf pool, a rock climbing wall, and a massive spinning fish pipe water slide. I highly recommend the day trip and we’ll be going back for sure!