Marine Dan Cary born and raised in Gloucester, Massachusetts. He was shot in the back…

This young man is Marine Dan Cary born and raised in Gloucester, Massachusetts. He was shot in the back and sustained injuries there and into his abdomen by a powerful M16 while stationed in Georgia. The injuries are many.

He has undergone a second surgery to repair damages and is still in critical condition. He needs more surgery tomorrow; it will be his third one.

Throughout this horrific ordeal it would benefit Dan to receive the support of his community and beyond. His mother reads to him messages from Facebook and although he is intubated, unable to speak, he is able to let her know he likes hearing the messages.

Let us each send a message to Dan showing our support and a willingness to pray that he heals, gets strong and comes home soon.

Permission is granted to circulate by his Aunt Tina Russell. God Bless Dan Cary, his family and all of you for taking the time to read this and respond to one of our soldiers.

‪#‎DANSTRONG‬.

Lynne Anderson's photo.

If you have any questions or want more detail, and there is much detail, contact Tina Russell via Facebook.  Thank you for considering posting this…we want as much support as possible for our native son.

Vignette Lamott Is A Harbor Cove Dental Fan @HarborCoveDenta #GloucesterMA

You Can Own The American Eagle For $750,000 (Which Is a Steal Considering How Much Money They’ve Dumped Into The Adventure)

The American Eagle Has Been Completely Restored Meticulously And Can Actually Take Paying Passengers

(No slight to the well intentioned and passionate people who have donated millions upon millions to the restoration of The Schooner Adventure)  It’s going to be awesome once The Gloucester’s Big Dig Adventure gets sailing but in the meantime you can get the last Gloucester built fishing schooner which is a proven turn key sail operation.

Thanks Anthony Marks for submitting-

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Here’s the link to the listing- http://www.davidjonesclassics.com/sail/3464/american-eagle-92-gloucester-fishing-schooner-750000/

When I knew the American Eagle she was offloading whiting here at our dock- Captain Joe and Sons and she looked like she did in this first picture-

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Frankie and I would nail the wooden box covers on the boxes of whiting to be shipped to New York’s Fulton Fish Market.  If you would have told me back then that The American Eagle would ever have gotten the makeover it got and be selling in 2015 for $750,000 I would have laughed you out of the building.  Probably one of the greatest success stories out of many failed dreams of restoring old, huge money to maintain wooden fishing boats.


Rosalie Parisi forwards this link back in 2012-

The American Eagle used to offload whiting and groundfish here at our dock back in the day.  It was an eastern rigged dragger which most of the Gloucester fleet was back then and Captained by Rosalie’s father Captain Joe Piscitello. 

The American eagle was bought from her father and converted into the boat she is now, a schooner.  You can read all about it here- http://www.schooneramericaneagle.com/about/history.htm

 

and now this is what she looks like-

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More GMG coverage of Modern Day American Eagle-

The 2012 Gloucester Schooner Festival “The American Eagle”

Sail Gloucester 09- The American Eagle 4:40AM 7/6/09

Live Blogging The 2014 Schooner Race With Play Action Call From Daisy Nell!

The Schooner Defender From Al Bezanson

The 30th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival and Parade of Sails is Just Around the Corner!

2013 Schooner Race Results

Watching the Schooners from Niles Beach Friday Night

PISCITELLO FAMILY 1934 and Now Family Reunion

They are neck & neck

Let The Race Begin! from Vito Piscitello

Schooner Festival Images: Saturday

Community Stuff 8/17/12

29 days to the Gloucester Schooner Festival

Last of The Eastern Rigs From Jon Campbell

The Last Schooner

Sharon Update: Out at sea

Nick Parisi Photos Of The Picton Castle

Gloucester At Dawn Spirit Of Massachusetts 7/6/09 4:45AM

Closing Time

This is one blog post that I don’t consider myself worthy to write for a couple of different reasons.  First of all, with only 15 years of residency in the amazing town of Rockport, I’m still a bit of a newcomer.  Secondly, my behind has never had the privilege of sitting in one of the well-worn leather seats that could tell almost 60 years worth of tales. Let alone the iconic horse saddle seat.  If scissors could speak.  What in the world am I talking about?   Well, THE hub of Rockport, of course.  Walt Julian’s barber shop.

As new parents, my husband and I made lots of decisions together…and some apart.  We agreed together on finding out the sex of our children before they were born.  We agreed together on names.  I, for example, decided on what the nursery would look like. And my husband, without consultation, decided that naturally their first haircuts would be done by the one-and-only Walt.  As if I would have argued.

Even prior to my own children, I can remember MANY an early morning that my husband would creep out of bed at a somewhat insane hour to get a jump on the line at Walt’s.  I still laugh about the day that he left at the crack of dawn as I slept on in disbelief.  I grew even more incredulous when the phone rang and it was one of his good friends….who had recently moved to Beverly…calling to see if he had already left the house.  When I said that he had already been gone for about 15 minutes all I got in return was, “Oh crap.  I’m never going to beat that line. Click.”

So, I’m sure most of you know by now, that Walt Julian has closed his barber shop. With almost 60 years of story telling, listening, laughing, trimming, buzzing, shaving, and lollipop giving….he leaves an enormous scrapbook of memories in his wake.

While I’ve only met Walt a handful of times myself…and I am not as rooted in history here in Rockport as many others are…I am thrilled and honored to have photos of Thatcher and Finn in Walt’s care.

Congratulations, Walt, on a respected and iconic career, for creating memories for generations of Cape Ann residents, and, now, on your retirement.

I wonder just how many family scrapbooks contain photos of you!  You will be missed!

Live From Opening Night Of “The Sound Of Music” at Rockport Middle School





Fantastic Performance… Sista gives it a Two thumbs up! 





Show is running March 26-29 … A must see! 



Back Stage with the cast!

Rick Moore from @msowebradio Represents With A Sweet New GMG Cap! #GloucesterMA

Rick Moore from @msowebradio Represents With A Sweet New GMG Cap!

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Just Packed Up A New Batch For Shipping Today. If you ordered one, they’re on their way!

Another shipment of GMG Caps Ready For The Post Office! Get yours here – http://goo.gl/jVc2Bj

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Order your new stonewashed charcoal colored GMG Cap here

Seals Basking…In the Fog?

Seals Brace Cove Brace's Rock ©Kim Smith 2015The seals appeared as delighted as we were for today’s return of warmer temperatures! I counted 22, five on one rock alone, socializing and lollygagging on the rocks at Brace Cove, despite the complete lack of sunshine.Seals Brace Cove Brace's Rock Eastern point Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2015

Niles Pond driftwood ©Kim Smith 2015JPGThe giant twelve-foot log tossed by the sea, up and over onto the Niles Pond side of the causeway, is seemingly supported by nothing but frozen snow. And Niles Pond is still thawing, with only a small cluster of mallards huddled together in the center of the ice. I hope the swans return soon!

Niles Pond frozen ©Kim Smith 2015

Cape Ann’s Farmers’ Market at the Gloucester Unitarian Church on Saturday


For more information please click on the following link:
http://capeannfarmersmarket.org/

Rubber Duck Listened to a GMG Podcast!

This photo is in honor of Aurelia Nelson and her bringing a GMG sticker and a rubber duck to France for a wedding. Rubber Duck loves weddings.

This photo is in honor of Aurelia Nelson (North Shore 104.9) and her bringing a GMG sticker and a rubber duck to France for a wedding. Rubber Duck loves weddings. (Aurelia, send photos to RD, Joey will just burn them.) Joey’s retelling of Capt. Tom Ellis of the Lannon mistaking the Rubber Duck as the GMG mascot was also heart warming. Homie loves that story! Then there was the part where Peter tried to bring up RD visiting Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute. Did Joey try to strangle him?

LIVE FROM FENWAY SOUTH: Twins @Sox – #gloucesterma, #fenwaysouth, #theherd

Game Time folks! And guess who wants my autograph first??
Colin Cowherd!

Then he has a moment. ( Most do when they finally meet me)

Hate the shirt, not the season.

Oh, and my sponsor and favorite Sox Fan, JOANY!!!

What a park!!

The retired folks waiting room to heaven.

Stay tuned for game time updates all week!!
#craigshoots to follow!

Sax Gordon Tonight! Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line 8:30-11:30pm 3.26.2015

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Dave says,

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!

http://www.saxgordon.com/

 

40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

Sista Felicia’s Peeps Easter Egg Surprise

 

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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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EAST GLOUCESTER ROCKY NECK SEWER WORK

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Sewer work

Smith Cove line rehab slated to begin in April

Dear Friends:

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.

Planned Work
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.

Sincerely,
Michael Hale
Director of Public Works

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Please check the City of Gloucester website for further updates at www.gloucester-ma.gov

Nichole’s Picks of the Weekend 3/28 + 3/29

So, we’re not exactly headed to the beach yet….but, maybe soon.

Pick #1

The Sound of Music at the Rockport Middle School

 

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Rockport Middle School presents :
The Sound of Music
Opening:Mar 26, 2015
Closing:Mar 29, 2015
Number of performances: 4
Organization: Rockport Middle School
Address: 26 Jerdens Lane
City: Rockport
State: MA
Country: United States
Website: rpk12.org

 

Pick #2

The Whodunnit Scavenger Hunt

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.

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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!

Learn all about Watson Adventures and this scavenger hunt here!

 

Pick #3

Egg-cellent Easter Adventure at Appleton Farms

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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!

 

Community Stuff 3/26/15

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)

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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! 

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

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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.

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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

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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.”

Tickets to see NOLA Suspects with Barrere and Tackett are $30, $35, and $40 for premier seating.  For tickets and more information visit www.larcomtheater.com or call 978-525-9093.

GloucesterCast 126 With Aurelia Nelson, Dan Martin, Toby Pett, Peter Van Ness and Host Joey Ciaramitaro #GloucesterMA

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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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