GloucesterCast 132 With Guests Alicia Cox, Kim Smith, Paul Morrison, James Eves, Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 4/25/15

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GloucesterCast 132 With Guests Alicia Cox, Kim Smith, Paul Morrison, James Eves, Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 4/25/15


Topics Include:
The biggest hugest development in the history of GMG the world- the Cape Ann Arts Calendar, Harborwalk Cleanup 4/26/15 at 10AM,  Mayor Sefathia recognized as Gloucester’s First Sicilian American Mayor, Cape Ann Museum, Causeway Restaurant, Funga Face, Folly Cove Designers Exhibit, Block Party Poll, How to insure that restaurants and retailers keep streets clear on Block Parties, Peter and Vickie’s Music Calendar, Why organizations that try to be exclusive rather than inclusive will fail in the media distribution game, The Studio and The Rudder half off excluding sushi through April, Who consistently has fried chicken on their menu in Gloucester?, Can Chucky Fry Chicken, Pan fried vs Deep fried Chicken, Kim Smith Covers Arrival of USCG Cutter Key Largo, Proper way to handle news outlets want to use our stuff in relation to Nichole’s post about burned up bus, begging contributors to place proper attribution to their posts, Brian O’Connor’s Solar install happened on Earth Day, Alicia getting her hair done at Fatima’s by John, Where does everyone stand on the resort pool chair saving technique outlined here, Trolling Joey to drive him nuts or sheer stupidity?, Liv’s Wedding Invitation, Tom’s Ghost Writing Gig, Girl Scout Cookie Poll, Frying in Vegetable Oil vs Lard, Clam on your french fry, Passports Community Dinner Benefiting Cape Ann Special Olympics, new features on GMG- www.capeanneats.com and The Cape Ann Arts Calendar, Being Google friendly vs Google Useless, New Banners For GMG Topics Coming Courtesy James Eves

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LOOK WHAT’S IN OWL PELLETS!

Michelle Anderson sent along the following wonderful series of photos of her troupe of young naturalists. IMG_3753

Elijah, Atticus, and Lucas

Atticus ‘Eagle Eye’ Anderson discovered a pile of owl pellets under a large hemlock tree in Rockport.

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IMG_3747IMG_3751Dissecting the pellets are Sabina and Lucas Sappia, Esme and Elijah Sarrouff, and Atticus and Meadow Anderson. So interesting and so cool! THANK YOU MICHELLE FOR SHARING!!!

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Puzzle piece for scale

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Earlier that same day, the naturalists were checking for alewife at the Gloucester fish ladder. They saw seven alewife in total, three actually going up the ladder!

Story and photos by Michelle Anderson.

The Post where I tie Special Olympics, Fine Dining and Art all together so that it makes sense. #GloucesterMA

My wife, Anna and I have a son, Yianni, who has Down Syndrome so we were happy to hear that Shawn Williamson and Kathy Verga have taken on the herculean task of establishing a Cape Ann chapter of Massachusetts Special Olympics. Currently, they have a track and field team practicing on Saturday mornings at the Gloucester High School. They plan to add soccer for the fall and basketball for the winter. This is huge for all the local athletes who previously had to travel to Peabody or Danvers or further. We are so appreciative of their efforts and hope that the Cape Ann Community will support their efforts.

Eric Lorden, chef and owner of Passports has stepped up to be the first community/business leader to help us with our fundraising efforts – Thank you Eric! As some of you may have heard, Eric has started “Community Tuesdays”, at Passports on Main st. A win – win night for everyone! Diners can choose from several options on a Prix Fix menu, offering 3 courses for $15.00 (regular menu also available) and non-profits get 10% of the nights proceeds. When Eric heard about Cape Ann Special Olympics he offered us two Tuesdays, next Tuesday 4/28 and the following Tuesday 5/5. What an easy and delicious way to raise money!

How does art tie in here? In addition to Community Tuesdays Eric also supports the local community by showing the work of local artists in Passports. The latest show is one, printed at Cape Ann Giclée, for local photographer and FOB Len Burgess. Len’s series of Flower Photography now on display at Passports is beautiful and brings spring back to Cape Ann.

So please come out and get a great meal – popovers included, view Len’s flower photography and support Cape Ann Special Olympics and Community Tuesdays!

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Lobster Mac & Cheese Panini

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imageThis weekend is “The Studio Resturant’s Grand  Opening Weekend for the 2015 season!  The Studio is offering half off their menu excluding sushi!  Last night we kicked off for dinner with an appetizer of Fried Pickles served with spicy dipping sauce! Our beautifully plated dinners of  Lobster Mac & Cheese were delivered to the table with fantastic service! Our meal of Lobster Mac & Cheese, Twin Lobster Rolls, Southwestern Burger and fries, Bacon Pizza, were all cooked to prefection! The desert menu was impressive and oustandly delicious, and all made in house! The Key Lime Pie & Chocolate flourless Cake were both Fabulous!

  

 Today for lunch daughter Amanda and I decided to make a Lobster Mac & Cheese Panini using leftovers from last nights meal…. AMAZING!!!!!  I think owner Dennis & manager Peter should concider adding it to this years menu! What do you think?

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William Feather Quote of the Week from Greg Bover

“Many of our prayers were not answered, and for this we are now grateful.”

William Feather (1889-1981)

A native of upstate New York, Feather moved to Cleveland as a teenager and graduated from Western Reserve University in 1910. He was a reporter for The Cleveland Plain Dealer for several years before starting The William Feather Magazine with a friend who owned a print shop. He later married Ruth Presley and borrowed against her inheritance to buy out the friend. As sole owner and publisher, he used the magazine to gain a national reputation as a “benevolent iconoclast” writing on business, taxation, and philosophy. He often sparred verbally with H. L. Mencken on issues such as a flat tax and advantages for businessmen. He remained editor of the magazine until his death at 92.

Greg Bover

“Weekend Survival Kit.”

Without the marathon hydration IV I got at AGH on Thursday, I’d probably be hospitalized or fondly remembered. So I called Oncology for advice on how to best take care of myself over this weekend. One of the nurses told me to drink at least 4 ounces of water or juice every hour. Four ounces is the size of a small cup of Italian ice. She also suggested trying to eat mashed potatoes, pop sickles, and also ice cream. “If you stand up and feel dizzy or like passing out, go right to the ER,” she warned. I’m following all directions. Tomorrow, Saturday, I’ll not open the gallery, as walking in my weakened state is very difficult.

Where’s Homie?

Hi Joey,

Recently I’ve been spending time researching the history Gloucester, and have come across many photos of the fish drying yards that once covered the Gloucester Waterfront before the days of the modern refrigeration like this one circa 1906.  There was always something about these photos that I found disturbing, and never figured out why until recently. Looking at the photos, it occurred to me that there is one ubiquitous element of Gloucester Harbor that is hauntingly absent… The gulls.  Where are they?  What is keeping them from the feast waiting right there on the wharf? If anybody knows the answer, please share.

Enjoy!
~Bill O’Connor
North Shore Kid

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staff from Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary Took To The Coastline

Last weekend, a dedicated group of volunteers and staff from Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary took to the coastline to clean up the coastal and marsh areas of Eastern Point, where Mass Audubon has 53 acres that support large numbers of seabirds and waterfowl. Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary also oversees Mass Audubon properties on Cape Ann including 35 acres at Norman’s Woe Wildlife Sanctuary and 32 acres on Straitsmouth Island. Photo shows the debris that accumulated over the harsh winter this year.

Sue Ann Pearson
Development Assistant
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Eastern Point Clean Up

Go Sox

So, in case you were wondering… Mookie on 2nd, Pedroia on 1st, and David Ortiz at bat = a three run homer. Hanley Ramirez up next = another home run. Good times at Camden Yards so far!! Oh, and those are Mookie’s friends celebrating behind us.

SPECIAL SICILIAN REPRESENTATIVES HONOR MASSACHUSETTS FIRST SICILIAN AMERICAN WOMAN MAYOR ROMEO THEKAN

Sicilian Envoy Honors Mayor Romeo Thekan -1 ©Kim Smith 2015.A special group of representatives from Sicily were given the grand tour of Gloucester today by Mayor Romeo Thekan and her assistants. 

Sicilian Envoy Honors Mayor Romeo Thekan City Hall ©Kim Smith 2015

The day began with a tour of City Hall led by the Mayor, followed by a visit to the Cape Ann Museum.

Sicilian Envoy Honors Mayor Romeo Thekan Cape Ann Museum ©Kim Smith 2015.

Rhonda Faloon, Cape Ann Museum’s Director, guided the guests through the galleries. This group of international travelers were tremendously impressed with Gloucester’s gem of a museum and were particularly interested in the historical aspect of the fishing and related industries.Sicilian Envoy Honors Mayor Romeo Thekan -3 ©Kim Smith 2015.

Sicilian Envoy Honors Mayor Romeo Thekan Causeway Restaurant ©Kim Smith 2015.Next stop on the Mayor’s grand tour of Gloucester was a fabulous lunch hosted by the Causeway Restaurant. Delicious and fresh course after course of seafood splendor was served–calamari, mussels, shrimp, clams, and octopus–to name just some of the heaping helpings that make the Causeway a Cape Ann destination restaurant.

Sicilian Envoy Honors Mayor Romeo Thekan Wicked Tuna ©Kim Smith 2015.What a treat for the guests to run into none other than Dave Carraro and Paul Hebert from Wicked Tuna, also at the Causeway for their fabulously famous fare!

Sicilian Envoy Honors Mayor Romeo Thekan Beauport Princess ©Kim Smith 2015. copyNext landing-place was the cruise ship Beauport Princess. Bridget Jaramillo, Cruiseport’s Director of Events, hosted the group while Captain John Randazzo steered the ship through the inner harbor.

Sicilian Envoy Honors Mayor Romeo Thekan Caffe Sicilia ©Kim Smith 2015.The Mayor and guests next headed over to Caffe Sicilia for expresso and Maria’s heavenly pastries. The Caffe was packed with patrons, but all managed to squeeze in and enjoy Caffe Sicilia’s vibrant atmosphere, welcoming hospitality, and sweet treats.

 

Although I unfortunately had to leave, the Mayor was next planning to take the guests on a drive along the shoreline to tour Cape Ann lighthouses!

The song “Piccolo Fiore” has special meaning to Mayor Romeo Thekan. It was first sung to her by her first husband Antonino Romeo when they became engaged. He again sang it to her at their wedding, and then at the baptism of their daughter. “Piccolo Fiore” was written by Salvo Romano, a member of today’s representatives.

Representatives and guests included: Salvo Romano, Gil Lana, Maurici Beppe, Tony Gambino, Ross Zagmi, Giuseppe Sabella, Paolo D’Angelo, Rosalia Favazza, Peter Cusenza, Mimmi Galanis, Agatha LoGrasso, Salvatore LoGrosso, Giovanna Margiotta, Paula Shaker, Rocco LoGrosso, Ludoviea Mauriei, Mari Annaloro, Gambino Salvatore, Frank Sclafani, and Girolama Galanis.

Thank you Mayor Romeo Thekan for all that you do to for our beautiful community!

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