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David Calvo’s VEGETABLE GARDENING ON CAPE ANN

Joey,

I am really amazed with the results I have gotten using low tunnel hoop gardening, an idea that i picked up from Eliot Coleman’s vegetable gardening book (from Maine).  Here is a picture today from part of my garden and it is only May 31st.   Goggle for more info or feel free to call

warm regards,
David
Calvo Studio
235 East Main St
Gloucester, MA  01930
Tel. 978-283-0231
www.calvostudio.com

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Dave Sag’s Blues Party to host Steve Sadler and Jimmy Scoppa tonight @ The Rhumb Line 5.29.2014

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Dave says,

I am just wiped out from all the necessary machinations incurred oner the last weekend. Played music a lot and had to soak my aching body and head in a strong solution of Epsom Salts and Tito’s Vodka for two daze, just to get the banshees to wave a white flag. It helps to rub a little on the inside, too. Presently, I’m lucid enuf to egest this at you before the little people carry me away. At least, when I get Alzheimers,  I won’t remember that I forgot.
So, this Thursday  at the “newly renovated”* Rhumb Line, let’s welcome back Steve Sadler and Jimmy Scoppa. The commodious Steve S. has just returned from a successful campaign in Gaul, where jokes and sandwiches are divided in three parts.** No one knew enuf to clap. And Jimmy, late mechanic of T.H. and the Wreckage fame,  has got his scutum and pilum in fine shape for executing  masterful maneuvers against the enemy. These two guys will show you what it’s like to be an underrated glitar hero. Unbelievable! Can you say ooh-whee? Tintinnabulations supplied by the current hotshot  drummmbler of Broomful o’ Blooz, Mr. Chris Rivelli with myself on base. So launder your Spanx®, splash  on some Stetson© and join in on the fun!

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*A countertop has been painted, and the lights have been turned off, making everybody look real good. See for yourself.
** just got done re-reading all of Woody Allen’s three old books. Maybe this is where I  stole everything. I was amazed at the similarities.

THE RHUMB LINE BAR & RESTAURANT
40 Railroad Ave.

Gloucester, MA 01930

phone: 978-283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/index.htm

 

Cool Stuff You Might Not Have Known About The New Cape Ann License Plates Video Interview

Did you know you can request your numbers for a little extra dough?

I’ve got printed applications right here at the dock if you want to pick one up.  I’ll even deliver it to the Chamber for you!

There was a ton of stuff I found out for the first time in this interview with Ken Riehl, Peter Webber, Brienne Black and Kerry McKenna.

Order your own plate personalized with your favorite numbers right at the Chamber website-

http://capeannchamber.com/

Download an APPLICATION.

For more information, please contact the Chamber at info@capeannchamber.com, or call 978-283-1601.

CA Plate to RMV 8 May

Click for video interview-

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If you don’t have a printer you can head to the Chamber for an application or come down the dock and I have them here-

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John Keegan joins The Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line this Thursday 8:30 to 11:30. May 8, 2014

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Dave says,

Put your class ring and your Snapjax® back on: It’s time for  that Marduk of musical mayhem: Mr. John Keegan™. Get ready to break bread and wind with our own locally grown master of Madhouse© as he storms the stage and causes great wailing and gnashing of teeth. You’ll never know what’s gonna happen or who’s gonna show up, so be ready for anything.
He’ll be bringing along a passel of kool kats to make it all worthwhile. First, there’s Brian Alex,on guitar, the girdle of the band Entrain. His first time here,so start whistling. Then there’s John Hyde, jazz snob and loving husband, on keys. and Marque Earley, tootin’  on tenor and baritone Sax, from Broomful ‘O Blues all served in an amusing compote stirred by former Broomful drummbler,Ephraim Lowell. and me, of course, on base. Come watch the train wreck!!

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http://madhouseproductions.com/

THE RHUMB LINE BAR & RESTAURANT
40 Railroad Ave.

Gloucester, MA 01930

phone: 978-283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/index.htm

1st Annual Cape Ann Easter Bunny Drop From Drayton Freeman

Hello,

We thought you might enjoy our 1st Annual Cape Ann Easter Bunny Drop™ which we held on our balcony opposite St Peter Square in Gloucester.

Attached is the pic of the Easter Bunnies (they aren’t real bunnies) lined up awaiting the perilous drop and video of them being launched off the balcony and parachuting safely to earth.

Keep up the great work with your blog!

Drayton Freeman

It’s that time again. The first Friday of the Month ~ Indoor Yard Sale, 1 Lexington Ave. Gloucester, MA. 4.4.2014 5pm sharp.

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Doors open at 5pm sharp! We’ll be packed again with fresh lots of antiques, collectibles, junque, household items and more. People are setting up with things out of their attics, basements etc. There are also other dealers, and of course, Cape Ann Auction will have it’s usual unusual selection. Please share and pass it along!

https://www.facebook.com/CapeAnnAuction?ref=br_rs

OH, and Coffee by Glosta Joe’s, Desserts by East Main St Baking co.

http://www.glostajoes.com/

Magnolia Library Center Inc
1 Lexington Ave
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
Phone (978) 525-3343

Dan Kennedy on Piano – Crowell Chapel Manchester MA

DAN KENNEDY;    LIVE ON PIANO
FEBRUARY 15, 2014    AT 4 PM
TICKETS AVAILABLE ON LINE AT WWW.THECROWELLCHAPEL.COM, AND AT 2 MANCHESTER STORES; NORTH COAST TOO! AND NOR’EAST FRAMEWORKS.

~ you’re invited ~ to a con­cert by an award-winning con­tem­po­rary instru­mental pianist in the vibrant acoustics and classic inte­rior of Crowell Chapel … see Dan Kennedy, piano – live the Crowell Chapel, 4 Rosedale Ave., Man­chester, Ma 01944

4:00 pm, Sat­urday, Feb­ruary 15, 2014
(617) 755‑9299 www​.the​crow​ellchapel​.com
$20 | $15 stu­dents and chil­dren under 12
~ recep­tion to follow ~

•Dan’s album INTUITION peaked at #7 on the ZMR Top 100 Chart, an inter­na­tional chart

•INTUITION was named a Top 10 New Age Album of 2012 by John P. Olsen of NewAgeMusicWorld​.com

•INTUITION was selected as an Audiosyncracy “Best of 2012″ CD

•Dan’s tune DULCIMER IN G has been in rota­tion at SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s ”Spa” since 2009

•Reviews New Age (RNA) Video of the Month, May, 2013 for Dan’s nature-based video ‘Could Be’ watch here!

listen at dan’s web­site

To purchase  tickets for  this  event:

Please  purchase  tickets online  at  www.crowellchapel.com using your  credit  card.

Tickets may also  be  purchased from Woody Kelly at 617-755-9299 or at  Nor’east Frameworks and  North Coast Too…

Blizzard of ’78 36th Anniversary the Pilot Boat “Can Do”

The “Can Do”

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These Photos of the “Grampus” in Beverly Harbor are from 2009 .

The Grampus is the old pilot boat “Can Do” that was lost with all hands (crew of five) in the Blizzard of ’78 .

The Damaged Hull was the only thing left of the Can Do when it was later raised from the sea.

The Workboat Grampus previously the pilot boat Can Do was raised in 1981 and after a complete re-build was returned to service. She has served on numerous projects over the years. The name Grampus (the original name of the vessel) is an old term for a pilot whale, appropriate for the sleek black hull of the vessel. Grampus is 47ft long and is powered by an 855 Cummins diesel. She was originally built as a yacht, and travelling as far south as the Amazon.

Inspite of what some have said she is not haunted or is she?

Thanks go out to MuffyHowards from Cape Ann Online for the heads up on these Youtube Videos. The Story of the Gloucester Pilot Boat Can Do. It’s a long series at least 13 parts. You’ll hear actuall Radio Transmisions from the USCG and the Pilot Boat Can do during this Tragedy.

From Publishers Weekly;

“Before The Perfect Storm, there was the 1978 blizzard that lashed the Massachusetts coast with blinding snow, 90-mile-per-hour winds and 40-foot waves. Into the juggernaut sailed the small boat Can Do and its crew of five civilians on a doomed mission to assist two other vessels imperiled by the storm. As in The Perfect Storm, all hands were lost; but since the Can Do sank only a few agonizing miles from shore, there are records of terse radio transmissions to help the author recreate their last desperate hours. Journalist Tougias (The Blizzard of ’78) fills out his absorbing account with lots of search-and-rescue procedural details, recollections from others who endured the monstrous seas of that hellish night and 300 years’ worth of maritime disaster sagas. At times, the book feels padded with lengthy, adulatory back stories about the Can Do crew and needless speculations (i.e., “Kenny Fuller likely thought of his wife, knowing that if he died it would be especially hard on her”). And the story’s outcome-the Can Do never got anywhere near the boats it went to help, both of which survived the storm-raises questions about the wisdom of the heroic ethos it celebrates. Still, Tougias delivers a well-researched, vividly written tale of brave men overwhelmed by the awesome forces of nature.”

Also if your interested in this story Check out the book: “Ten Hours Until’ Dawn”

By Micheal Tougias

http://www.amazon.com/Ten-Hours-Until-Dawn-Heroism/dp/0312334362/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1297130348&sr=1-1

ATTENTION GLOUCESTER RESTAURANTS

LAST CALL for the Cape Ann Mobile App

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I am coordinating the uptake of Points of Interest for the new mobile app across all 4 cultural districts (Essex, Rocky Neck, Rockport, Harbortown). To date very few Gloucester businesses and inns have entered their information. And only ONE downtown restaurant is entered!

We know that Gloucester is home to some amazing food and a wide variety of restaurants!!

  • There is no fee to join the app – yet. It is grant funded for the first two years.
  • Your business will be “pinned” to a Google map for visitors to see and contact you based upon your address 
  • Your business will have a “landing page” on the mobile app. Please keep your information brief and concise. It makes the download faster.
  • You can have an image/logo/photo for your landing page, however it must conform to the following design specs: 240px H max x 600px W max (same format as a Facebook banner), 150 dpi.
  • You can list up to 3 categories for your business. When visitors select a category like “Shopping and Antiques” businesses will appear based upon the proximity to the user, not alphabetically. Here are the categories:
    • Arts + Galleries
    • Attractions + Recreation
    • Historic Sites + Museums
    • Performances + Music
    • Restaurants + Lodging
    • Shopping + Antiques
    • Services

Here is the link to add your business to the mobile app. 

http://tinyurl.com/CapeAnnMobileApp DEADLINE: January 31 @ 5:00pm

If you want to get a feel for what this app will look and feel like, check out

ExperienceTheKennebunks.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely, 

Rebecca Borden

President & interim Executive Director

Cape Ann Art Haven

Tonight is “Meet The Coywolf” 8PM on PBS

Meet The Coywolf on PBS Tonight at 8 PM.  Find out where all that howling at the moon on Cape Ann is coming from.

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Six Week Old Coywolf.

The coywolf, a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf, is a remarkable new hybrid carnivore that is taking over territories once roamed by wolves and slipping unnoticed into our cities. Its appearance is very recent — within the last 90 years — in evolutionary terms, a blip in time. Beginning in Canada but by no means ending there, the story of how it came to be is an extraordinary tale of how quickly adaptation and evolution can occur, especially when humans interfere. Tag along as scientists study this new top predator, tracking it from the wilderness of Ontario’s Algonquin Park, through parking lots, alleys and backyards in Toronto all the way to the streets of New York City. -PBS

In 56 minutes I doubt they will even scratch the surface of the interesting parts. If they say “evolution” more than twice, “mitochondrial DNA sequencing” even once, I will eat my lab coat. But it is the Nature show on PBS and they might be even handed about the subject and they might even spice it up with some real science from real scientists instead of “scientists say …”

[edit] Looking for coywolf cameltoe to toughen up this post and there is no Rubber Duck at all. She has locked herself in her room crying.

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Weird?

Winter Solstice Cape Ann Farmer’s Market At The UU

A Different View of Cape Ann Tool

From some shots I took last summer I have been putting this together. A montage of sorts. As you look at it, there appears more than just rusty relics of buildings, but also Pigeon Cove and the granite breakwater. Thought I’d share this different view.

Cape Ann Tool

Cape Ann Tool

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