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GloucesterCast 191 With Ken Riehl, Kerry McKenna, Donna Ardizzoni, Paul Morrison, Karen Pischke, Gina Lampassi, Cat Ryan, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 7/10/16

GloucesterCastSquareGloucesterCast 191 With Ken Riehl, Kerry McKenna, Donna Ardizzoni, Paul Morrison, Karen Pischke, Gina Lampassi, Cat Ryan, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 7/10/16

 

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Props To Chief Campanello and The GPD In Light of Whats Going On Right Now

Bought my daughter Eloise a Fishing rod at Three Lanterns. Got my fishing permit online, it was a snap- Here’s where you apply-

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New ART@the IceHouse Gallery offerings – original works by artists Peter Vincent & Capt. Phil Cusamano

Ken Reihl Kerry McKenna Events Cape Ann Chamber Auction This Thursday, Block Party This Saturday, Festival By The Sea July 30th, August 6th Blues Festival, August  20th Is Waterfront Festival and The Second Block Party Info- www.capeannchamber.com

Donna Magnolia Art Show and Sale The 15th, 16th and 17th

Shout Out To Premier Imprints For Puzzles www.premierimprints.com

Thanks To Everyone That Comes Out For The One Hour at A Time Gang

Paul Morrison- Pokemon Go and Blackburn Challenge This Coming Weekend

Gina Lampassi https://www.facebook.com/blackburnchallenge/ looking for volunteers

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Karen Pischke Reid’s Ride Update

Cat Ryan Cape Ann Reads- http://capeannreads.wix.com/picturebooks

Kim Smith – The Last Schwartz Opens On Wednesday At Gloucester Stage

Cape Ann Museum Design/ Build Lecture

Correction from Kim- “Correction: Our Lady of Good Voyage was designed by Halfdan Hanson”

Good Morning Gloucester Podcast 191 copyright Kim Smith

Gloucestercast 187 Taped @BeauportHotel With @nicholeschrafft , Neil Mathews, @shutterbythesea @DonnaArd, Marty Luster, @kimsmithdesigns @DeputySecKirk, Jimmy Douglass and @Joey_C

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Gloucestercast 187 Taped @BeauportHotel With Nichole Schraft  , Neil Mathews, Bridgette Mathews, @Donna Ardizzoni, Marty Luster, Kim Smith, Carolyn Kirk, Jimmy Douglass and Host Joey Ciaramitaro

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Taping At The Beauport Hotel On The Eve Of The Official Open, Initial Impressions

Donna’s Birthday. Thanks Bridgette For Getting A Cake

The Magnolia Farmers’ Market starts Monday, June 13, 2016,Donna will be participating

Annisquam exchange Art Gallery in Annisquam, so grateful for One Hour at A Time Gang t-shirts, Cigarette butt counter

Our Friend EJ Is All About Jesus speaking to her and telling her to do things.  I did not condone, endorse or approve her Homosexuality Religion Post.  She has been demoted from Editor to Author.  James Eves has been elevated to Editor Status.

West End Revival- Has Everything to do with Beauport Hotel

Brass Monkey-Tonno-Rusty Shatford Fort Sq Cafe

Carolyn Kirk Steps In

Cape Ann Whale Watch With Jimmy Douglass www.seethewhales.com

New restaurant in Rockport. Feather and wedge.

 

Fiesta Beginning, Novena, I completely Disagree With Alicia’s Take On The Fiesta

Nichole Chartered Stevie Douglas’s boat last night with a bunch of friends. Such a no-brainer and tons of fun!

Boys want to paddleboard in the harbor this year to watch the greasy pole and boat races. Too dangerous for them?

Can’t wait to book a room at the new hotel and spend the day by the pool and at the pool bar.

Trolley about to start from stage fort park. Talk about no-brainer! A great way to get to good Harbor Beach on the weekends without having to pay a fortune to park.

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GloucesterCast 185 With@KimSmithDesigns, @DonnaArd, Tim Sanborn and @Joey_C Taped 5/29/16 #GloucesterMA

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GloucesterCast 185 With@KimSmithDesigns, @DonnaArd, Tim sanborn and @Joey_C Taped 5/29/16 #GloucesterMA

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Tim Sanborn coming up on 100th Solar install on Cape Ann
Call to talk to Tim Sanborn From Cazeault Solar Home at 978-281-4625  He’s local and he’s a straight shooter.
Beauport Hotel
Harbortown Arts Festival
Magnolia Farmers Market June 13th Mondays 3:30-6:30 Donna will be there
Schooner Challenge June 6th at 6pm from Maritime Gloucester
Vernal Pond Event
Swan Update
Piping Plover On Good Harbor Beach Update
Viral Video Harvard Commencement Speech Donovan Livingston Lift off
Ice House Art House
Donna Kayaking

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GloucesterCast 182 With @Shutterbythesea @DonnaArd @KimSmithDesigns and @Joey_C Taped 5/18/16

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GloucesterCast 182 With Bridgette Mathews,Donna Ardizzoni, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 5/18/16
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Donna tried to sabotage my diet with the girl scout cookies
One hour at a time gang- Seaside Graphics gave a better price than VistaPrint for T Shirts
Donna Showing at Matz Gallery In The Library
Red Shed film festival shout out to Sarah Kelly, Amy Rich and Henry Cooper
No Wake Zone all the way to breakwater?  Who are these people?
Ten Pound Island report from Mass Audubon came in– Kim transposed it from PDF form so you can read it here
Pollen everyone coughing
Donna’s hearing aids- Beauport Hearing
Rick Doucette referring to Ward 2 as Living in the Deuce is about the coolest thing ever.
Kudos to GHS Sailing program undefeated.
Gloucester High School Class of 1947 will be celebrating their 69th Reunion at the Gloucester House on Monday,
May 23rd at 1 pm. Any one who started with the class is encouraged to attend. Guest are welcome. St. Ann’s Class
of 1947 is welcome. Please call Virginia McKinnon 978-283-3968 or email mckinnon 02@msn.com for reservations

Meet The Three GHS Prinicpal Finalists

http://gloucester.wickedlocal.com/article/20160515/NEWS/160517082

Gloucester Supt. Richard Safier has announced the three finalists for GHS principal chosen by the search committee. They are Elizabeth Taylor, James Cook and Deborah Holman.

He has invited parents and community members to meet the three finalists at three session at 3:30 p.m. in the GHS library: Wednesday, May 18 Elizabeth Taylor, Thursday, May 19, James Cook, Monday, May 23, Deborah Holman

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Our Bridgette Mathews with husband Neil

GloucesterCast 180 With @KimSmithDesigns, @DonnaArd and @Joey_C Taped 4/24/16

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GloucesterCast 180 With @KimSmithDesigns, @DonnaArd and @Joey_C Taped 4/24/16

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Pride Stride
One Hour at a time gang
Pork Butt
Prince a bigger death than bowie in my mind
Pandora Radio

Jennifer Aniston most people magazine most beautiful woman in the world 20156

Paul McCartney Playing Fenway

Two weeks no splenda

Maine Coastal Botanical Garden Talk at Sawyer Free
Cape Ann TV Lunch and Learn Lighting for interviews
Chief Campanello Honored By The White House As a Champion of Change
Brilliant Beacons Eric Dolin Talk at cape Ann Museum and Book Signing 3PM next Saturday

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GloucesterCast 178 w/@kimsmithdesigns @donnaard Karen Pischke Charles and George King, Dennis Funk and Host @Joey_C

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GloucesterCast 178 w/@kimsmithdesigns @donnaard Karen Pischke Charles and George King, Dennis Funk and Host @Joey_C

Success sold out the hoodies to buy T Shirts for The One hour at a Time Gang
Reiki and Running Dennis Funk Karen’s Cousin
charles and george king talk about the civil war coat and awesomegloucester
Earth Day Weekend Friday April 22
Gloucester Bingo
The Jungle Book Directed By  Jon Favreau
Paulie Walnuts Father’s Painting/He posted an Art Rock this morning!
2 year later vasectomy check up revealed interesting fact

Giving up splenda

North American River Otters
Please watch and share Kim’s Monarch trailer that will be released this week

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GloucesterCast 177 w/ @KimSmithDesigns Rick Doucette @DonnaArd @Joey_C Taped 4/14/16 @CapeAnnTVCATV

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Thank you to Erich Archer, Becky Tober, Jim Capillo, Lisa Smith and Travis from Cape Ann TV who taped and produced the televised version of the podcast which will air soon on Cape Ann TV.

Pride Stride April 24th

Spring Almond Milk Share Being Offered At Mayflour Confections Rockport MA

six weeks of organic pressed almond milk being offered in April and May by Mayflour Confections- different flavors- Sea Salt & Honey, Vanilla Bean, Lavender, Pure, Matcha, Cacao

1 quart a week for six weeks-$80
2 quarts a week for six weeks – $150

 

A few notes:
  • We source our honey from Ipswich (Tomten Beeworks) and our sea salt from Atlantic Saltworks in Gloucester.
  • The almond milk is completely raw and contains about 30% almonds (store bought almond milk typically contains just 1-2%).
  • We press and bottle it on Mondays and it is available for pickup at Mayflour Confections in Rockport on Tuesdays.
  • Like the milkman, we take back the glass bottles each week for reuse.
If you need more info, here’s a link to our website, and one to the article that just came out in the Gloucester Times last week. To order, people can email orders@nectarandgreen.com.

Happy Valley Ventures MA, Inc., the non-profit seeking to construct and operate a medical marijuana dispensary and cultivation facility in the Blackburn Industrial Park, will be holding an open house the evening of April 27

Mayor’s Art hotline-
On Sunday the doors open at 2:30 p.m. and the show will include a pick-a-prize auction and light refreshments – tickets are $35 each for adults and $15 for people 18 years and under.
Tickets are on sale at Bananas (78 Main St., Gloucester,) Alexandra’s Bread (265 Main St., Gloucester,) and online at Eventbrite. For more information, please contact BananasFashionShow@gmail.com
 

AJs At The Harbor Review tater tots appetizer. huge portions
The Rudder opens this Thursday 1/2 off everything including sushi and $1 oysters- No Brainer
Studio will be opening next weekend

Orange Leaf Open

This just in from George and Charles King:

WE HAVE AWESOME NEWS!!! Our Awesome Gloucester grant proposal for the Bacheler Civil War Coat has made it to the semi-finals! Now it’s up to our 3-5 minute pitch next Monday 7PM at the Gloucester House to bring it home!! Three other good projects will also try.

 

article we wrote for the Cape Ann Beacon 
Gloucestercoatkids@gmail.com

 

Tiny house hunters redefining the definition of success

Unbelievable amount of Turkeys  /Egrets
New Contraceptive method for men being tested on bunnies shot in the testes

Male Birth Control Working On Rabbits, Humans Are Next
Injections and birth control pills are completely blocking the flow of sperm in trials.

• Vasalgel, a reversible injection, blocked sperm in pre-clinical trials in rabbits.
• Male birth control pills have shown efficacy in animals.

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GloucesterCast 176 With @KimSmithDesigns @DonnaArd @Joey_C Taped 3/28/16 #GloucesterMA

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Easter food
GMG Questionnaire- Paulie Walnuts was here the other day and brought up the old GMG questionnaire so look for those from all the new gmg contributors.
Syracuse in the Final four.  We have Alicia’s daughter Talias Quince Party Saturday Night but thankfully the game doesn’t start til 8:40PM
Selling My Grill.  I got a grill on Craigslist

It’s like seventy five cents to park for most of our classes between 9 and 5 Monday through Saturday which is only about half of the classes on our schedule anyway. So yea if you have to pay to park it really costs you $10.75 or $11 to practice. Still a lot less expensive than almost every yoga class anywhere.

Latitude 43 is looking for hosts, servers, bartenders, cooks (sauté, fry & sushi) and dishwashers.

If you’re interested, please email: jennifer@serenitee.com

Speaking of Lat 43-

Another Freebie Out Of Nowhere From The Serenitee Reward Card @MinglewoodTav- A Free Pizza

Good One Hour At A Time Gang Clean-up
Donna Ransomeware/Backup- For Your PC Repair needs- www.circleconsulting.com
Updated to Windows 10 and its awesome!
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GloucesterCast 175 with @NAlexanian Susan Kelly @KimSmithDesigns, @DonnaArd and @Joey_C Taped 3/25/16 #GloucesterMA

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GloucesterCast 175 with Nubar Alexanian, Susan Kelly, Kim Smith, Donna Ardizzoni and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 3/25/16

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Nubar Alexanian’s “Gloucester When The Fish Came First” www.walkercreekmedia.com/gloucester
Starting today through May 5th $125 until
May 5th Launch Party at Rocky Neck Cultural Center
After The Rocky Neck Launch Party the price goes to $295
To get pre-publication price click here http://www.whenthefishcamefirst.com/
Science All Around Us Update- http://scienceallaroundus.com/
Susan Kelly From Generous Gardeners Talking about the new expansion of the Stacy Boulevard gardens as part of the Seawall reconstruction project. to see the plan-
Clean City Meeting-
Saturday
Cigarette Butlers On Main Street
Bag Thing
Ten Pound Island Meeting At City Hall- Hot Topics Once a Month
whenthefishcamefirst
stacyboulevardplan
 GMG 175 podcast Joe Ciaramitaro, Nubar Alexanian, Donna Ardizonni, Susan Kelly

 

GloucesterCast 174 With @CapePondIceCo Scott Memhard, @KimSmithDesigns @DonnaArd & @Joey_C Taped 3/22/16 #GloucesterMA #Podcast

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GloucesterCast 174 With @CapePondIceCo Scott Memhard, @KimSmithDesigns @DonnaArd & @Joey_C Taped 3/22/16

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April 9th Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Info April 9th at Camp Spindrift- Come Enjoy The day with Us!

Dave Moore sent Donna stuff- I wanna hear the story about how Dave Moore Met His Korean wife

The Magnolia Art In The Schoolhouse Show details here

Beauport Princess for Easter Brunch

Duckworths’ Bistrot

One Hour At a Time Gang- Like Them On Facebook Here

Where:                 Main and Rogers

Time:                    8:00 – 9:00

When:                  Saturday, March 26, 2016

St Joseph and Easter Back To Back
Local Candy Joints For Easter candy

Joe Scarborough Does The Unthinkable And Tells Hillary Clinton To Smile

(Salon)I only described MSNBC host Joe Scarborough’s subtweet of Hillary Clinton as annoying to keep the trolls out. But let’s be honest, it’s subversively sexist. Call it casual sexism, call it ever day sexism, call whatever you’d like, but it’s flippant, cavalier and annoying at best and sexist in all likelihood.

Have you ever been accused of not smiling and does it drive you up a wall?

(Mashable)At this point, men have to know better than to tell a woman to smile. Hillary Clinton had an incredible night during Tuesday’s primaries, locking down Florida and sealing a surprise win in Ohio. But Joe Scarborough, host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, thought she could have acted, like, a little happier about it.

Snoring solutions- involves a sleep study- cpap machine- at that point dont you just have the person go into another bedroom?

Scott Memhard Joins Us

Scott has chickens

Ten Pound Island Meeting recap and Thoughts

Inviting Steve Douglass on to talk about tentative plans

Thursday 5:00 Mayor Sefatia- Thoughts and Concerns about Ten Pound Island at City Hall

 

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Gloucestercast 172 w/ @KimSmithDesigns, @DonnaArd, Al Bezanson and @Joey_C #GloucesterMA Taped 2/22/16

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We are looking for a pastry sponsor for The Gloucestercast Podcast. Sponsor will get a shoutout on the Podcast
Al Bezanson Fish Cakes  DMC Hat  Clipper Ships vs Schooners and The Red Jacket Resort named after The Clipper Ship The Red Jacket
Gorton’s archives. Al singlehandedly responsible for shutting down the Gortons Flakeyard so they could create a mugup shack
What was the impetus for the fishcakes posts
Rocky Neck Artful Bird House Fundraiser
Eastern Point Lit House at Duckworth’s Bistrot  – Ken Duckworth’s Instagram post pepper with smiley face http://www.easternpointlithouse.com/
 Donna Magnolia Historical Society Show Art In The Schoolhouse Info- http://www.loveislivinginmagnolia.com/#!events/c1aow
EJ’s Orgasm and how her posts are about her art and not religion.
Greg Bover No-Show
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GloucesterCast 171 with @EastieSailor @DonnaArd @KimSmithDesigns Mark Ring and @Joey_C 2/3/16 #GloucesterMA

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GloucesterCast 171 with Sal DiStephano, Donna Ardizzoni, Kim Smith, Mark Ring and Joey_C Taped 2/3/16

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Sal DiStephano- sad Maria isn’t here I’m dying to meet her.

What are some of the low lying fruit obvious things that you see as opportunities for Gloucester in Community Development?

What could we do better?
Sal explains difference between low income housing and affordable housing
The Boston Seafood Show
The Mayor’s hands on approach to promoting our fishing industry
Can you describe what is going on with the partnership at Endicott
Ryan and Wood’s Three types of Whiskey and it takes something like 6 years before they can release a batch!
Kim has a question for Mark- how does new expanded protected area for the right whale affect local fishermen
Cruiseport wedding expo recap
Mark Ring idea for trash receptacle for public landings
Downtown Gloucester solar trash receptacles

GMG Podcast Joey, Donna, Mark Ring, Sal DeStefano www.kimsmithdesigns.com

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GloucesterCast 170 With @DonnaArd, @KimSmithDesigns, Paul Morrison and Host @Joey_C Taped 1/31/16

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cake ann and having atomic cafe
weezey donna is all messed up
wicked tuna on nat geo starts up its new season. it used to be that gloucester was known as being the place where they shot teh perfect storm and now wicked tuna is dislodging that  a new tuna.com
the finest hour- kim loved it Cameron and Derek Decoste were doubles in the film The Finest Hours
manchester by the sea was bought by netflix
paul morrison back from new zealand
cruiseport bridal show

the sunsets

Donna’s GMG fitbit challenge working on a post
I need someone to get me some honey hard candies from the honey shack!
Passports has been packed

the movie spotlight.  everyone i know is saying its a must watch movie but i just dont feel like going to watch a story about something as gross as priests raping young boys.   not exactly my genre if you will

for the birds artist reception 2-4
Joey rubber duck -2 www.kimsmithdesigns

GloucesterCast 166 With Guests Steven Winslow, @DonnaArd , Leslie Heffron, @KimSmithDesigns and Host @Joey_C Taped 1/17/16

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Steve Winslow- Stage Fort Park Beautification
Stage Fort Park Beautification Meeting-

A preliminary drawing was discussed outlining the new possible location for the Farmer’s Market. Amongst several proposed improvements, my favorite was the idea to connect, via a new trail, Stage Fort Park to Ravenswood. GENIUS!! A commitment was made to continue to work with the Cape Ann Farmer’s Market, Cyclocross, festivals, neighbors, and all interested parties. Looking forward to learning more!

Powerball Lilian Lograsso misty Amero-490 plus people. love what they said-
LoGrasso laughed. “But even though we didn’t win, I feel we’re still rich — rich in family, rich in health and rich in community. This was about community, and it was a blast.”
Open door opening
Juni Van Dyke neighborhood quilting project at cape ann museum
Melissa Cox walking the walk
Clean City Commission- reduction of bags
Coyote meeting. People walked out?
Stage Fort Park Beautification Meeting-
A preliminary drawing was discussed outlining the new possible location for the Farmer’s Market. Amongst several proposed improvements, my favorite was the idea to connect, via a new trail, Stage Fort Park to Ravenswood. GENIUS!! A commitment was made to continue to work with the Cape Ann Farmer’s Market, Cyclocross, festivals, neighbors, and all interested parties. Looking forward to learning more!
Making plans between two other people when they could communicate directly
Snow blowers, shoveling or plowing
The perpetually late
Not a crime to let your kids walk to school any more
Relax, parents. Now you can allow your kids to walk, ride a bike, or take a bus to school, without you or your children getting arrested. The recently-signed Every Student Succeeds Act contains a section (858) that protects the rights of kids to walk or go out alone. The act was sponsored by Utah senator Mike Lee, who is a supporter of the Free Range Kids movement, and provides some hope for parents who feel that their kids should be allowed some autonomy to get by own their own.
Star Wars- Must See
Leslie Heffron’s Art Rundown

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
6 Wonson Street, Gloucester
“For the Birds” – A Juried Multi-Media Exhibition of Avian Inspired Art
January 28-March 6
Opening Reception – Sunday, January 31  2:00-4:00 P.M.

Related Lectures at the Cultural Center:

Chris Leahy, Bertrand Chair of Field Ornithology at Mass Audubon, on “John J. Audubon: His Life and Art”
Thursday, February 11   7:00 P.M.

Kim Smith, photographer and filmmaker, “Beautiful Birds of Cape Ann”,  Thursday, February 18  7:00 P.M.

Rocky Neck Art Colony galleries open this winter:

Elynn Kroger Gallery, Side Street/ Hughes-Bosca, Goetemann Gallery, James B. Hand Fine Art, John Nesta Gallery, Zinc Gallery

Trident Gallery
189 Main Street, Gloucester
“Nest”- 3rd annual exhibition in partnership with Mass Audubon’s Museum of American Bird Art- offering artworks from the museum’s collection
January 30-March 6
Hours: Sat. 10-7,  Thurs., Fri., Sun., Mon. 10-5,   Tues. and Wed. -by appt.
Saturday, February 6,  7:00 p.m.- an evening of performance art with a natural history theme
Opening reception for the exhibition-Saturday, February 13, 5-7 p.m.

Artists represented:

John James Audubon ,Isaac Sprague, Sharon Beals, Winston Swift Boyer, Nadine Boughton, Gabrielle Barzaghi

iartcolony
42 Broadway, Rockport
“Party at iartcolony”-internationally known artists currently represented by major galleries, museums and collectors
Hours: Friday – Sunday 11:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. and by appointment through January 30

Abbreviated list of artists represented:
Brian Burkhardt, Tess Atkinson , Jill Whitney Armstrong, Judith Scott Larsen, Peik Larsen, Molly Segal

bobandjill@iartcolony.com
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GloucesterCast 165 With Kim Smith, Alicia Cox, Leslie Heffron, Donna Ardizzoni and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 12/27/15

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GloucesterCast 165 With Kim Smith, Alicia Cox, Leslie Heffron, Donna Ardizzoni and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 12/27/15

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Plunge for Pete Frates Today at Good Harbor Beach
First snowfall tuesday and everyone that loves snow can screw.
One hour at a time gang. sean nolan did niles beach
Two Sisters- patty is still there
Cacciatores soon to be open as AJ’s on the harbor
Polar Plunge
New Years Resolutions-yoga Cape Ann Power Yoga Deal and treetop yoga
Snowy Owl
Debating buying inndividual mics
 Smokers beware: new ‘green economy’ laws approved by the Italian parliament on Tuesday will see those caught flicking their cigarette butts on the ground slapped with fines.

And it’s not just smokers who are being targeted either. Those caught engaging in equally mindless but unfortunately no less common littering activities will also face fines.

Both inconsiderate chewers who spit their gum onto Italian streets and coffee drinkers who scrunch up their receipts and throw them on the floor will be fined between €30 and €150.

The legislation states that fines will hit people found throwing “small pieces of litter any place that isn’t a bin: including the gutter, floor, and water”.

The measures passed on Tuesday with 169 of Italy’s MPs voting in favor, 32 against and 11 abstaining.


Matt Ring got his snow blower so Im hoping that translates to no snow

Alicia Cox’ New Year/New Year’s Eve Restaurant Rundown
I encourage restaurants and anyone that can add to this list!
Art Rundown With Leslie Heffron

Doodles Art Emporium

156 Granite St, Rockport, MA 01966 www.doodlesartemporium.com

Morpheus Returns- A Group Winter Show

Closing reception: Sunday, January 3, 4-6 p.m.

Artists represented: Alison Landoni, Thomas Philbrook, Skip Montello, Jim Wickey, Ben Wickey, Nancy Jarvis,Sinikka Nogelo, Pam Courtleigh.Law Hamilton,Dale BlankSho

 

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GloucesterCast 163 With @DinnerDealer, @DonnaArd, @KimSmithDesigns,Leslie Heffron and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 12/13/15

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GloucesterCast 163 Taped 12/13/15 With Jess and Dennis Alves, Leslie Heffron, Donna Ardizzoni, Kim Smith and Host Joey Ciaramitaro

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buy dinner dealer decks here no brainer xmas gift
holiday delights Talia- Ruby McElhenny Stole The Show, kudos to heidi dallin
Lobster trap tree that you can walk under is absolutely bananas. and beautiful and must visit.  whole nother level.  donna and kim did a great job with the middle street walk coverage
Listening to the Alisha Unleashed podcast brought me back to my daughters making fun of me for being a Belieber
Glosta Joe’s Coffee available- Sea Meadow Gifts and Gardens or online here
 There’s an announcement that there will be a suburban wildlife education lecture at City Hall on January 11 with the snow date of February 1 at 7 PM. Speakers will include Chief Campanello, Mayor Romeo Theken, representatives from fisheries and wildlife, and environmental police officers. The forum will focus on coyotes and other animals that we live with on Cape Ann.
cigarette ordinance

A Council Order was submitted by Greg Verga and Melissa Cox on November 17 to begin the DISCUSSION regarding banning ‘checkout’ bags. After a less than warm reception at the first such discussion at the December 7 meeting of the Ordinance and Administration Committee and the email sent to all City Councilors by a bag industry lobbyist this page has been created to help spread the word.

You are encouraged to share your thoughts about a ban and also to share your photos that help illustrate the need for such a ban. You are also encouraged to reach out to the City Council members and let them know how you feel.

discover gloucester honoring three of our favorite people Mayor Sefathia, Kay Ellis and Bobby Ryan

art rundown with leslie:
 1.   GOMA   Gallery of Modern Art, Main Street, Gloucester between The Cave and Cafe Sicilia
   2.    Trident Gallery,  Main St., Gloucester Dec. 5-Jan.    3 Diane Ayott “Love in December”     http://tridentgallery.com/
   3.    Shalin Liu,  Celtic Christmas Sojourn,  Tuesday, December 15  4:30 and 8:00.  Show is sold out, but some tickets may 
          become available.  Call the box office.   www.rockportmusic.com
   4.     Lexicon Gallery, 15 Lexington Avenue, Magnolia   “Leading Ladies” – potters Cynthia Curtis, Anni Melancon and Marty
           Morgan,  Eleanor Fisher- glass shard paintings   http://www.lexicongallery.com/
   5.     Truth North Gallery, “Lighting and Ringing the Winter Night: Artisan Bells and Lanterns” now through December 23

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BUTT FIENDS litter rant and good eggs shout out Dan Leaman Landscaping

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Cigarette butts are right up there as the most common and yucky litter. Gloucester offers a quick ride right into our ocean waters. We were required to clean our sidewalk daily in front of our business or be fined.  Some smokers would flick one right in the midst of our dustpan and broom without missing a step.

Smoker trash is just an unfailing source of __________. You fill in the blank. There’s a big blind spot.

Business owners, employees, property owners, tenants: a lot of what we pick up downtown are piles of the same cigarette brand. Case in point:

Award for BUTT FIEND on Parsons goes to a proud Parliament smoker. Residents including kids are out here with gloves picking up your butts. We’re not talking the random passerby flick. We’re talking regular and routine breaks where you just sit there dropping.

Big shout out to Dan Leaman and Mike Carter today with Dan Leaman Landscaping. Thank you for coming back again to help with Parsons Street.

In life, look for the helpers. Donna Ardizzoni, Patty Amaral, and many volunteers  –See Donna’s post for this Saturday’s clean up

This is what Gloucester looks like at the WHITE HOUSE and CITY HALL: it’s all local!

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There’s a magnificent permanent art collection displayed throughout Gloucester’s City Hall, its public buildings and many outdoor locations. In an effort to promote, encourage and share current local art and artists with the public, Mayor Romeo Theken showcases a wide variety of media on temporary loan throughout the Mayor’s office. I took some photos back in February. She requested that buoys painted by our local youth at Art Haven be featured in Kyrouz Auditorium, along with the ‘Downtown Quilt’, the 13th panel from the Gloucester Neighborhood Quilt Project. These quilts are made by residents creating art with Juni Van Dyke, the Art Program Director Gloucester Council on Aging at Rose Baker Senior Center. (Twelve panels were prominently displayed for the 2014 Inauguration for former Mayor, Honorable Carolyn Kirk.)

 

Donna Ardizzoni, business owner, GMG contributor https://ardizzoniphotography.wordpress.com/about-2/

 

Ana Connoli, photograph, Gloucester from Port. Hill

 

Phil Cusumano, painting, http://www.philcusumanoart.com/

 

Tina Greel, statue, https://www.facebook.com/tina.greel

 

Jennifer Johnson, photograph

 

Ken Knowles, painting, http://www.kenknowlesfineart.com/ken_final/home.html

 

Marty Luster, photograph, GMG contributor

 

Bridget Matthews, photograph

 

Sam Nigro, painted oar, http://www.gloucestertimes.com/news/local_news/talk-of-the-times-gloucester-man-grows-a-squash-for/article_76b0f29b-1e05-527f-b676-889ee7768aa9.html

 

Shelly Nugent, photograph

 

Eileen Patten Oliver, painting, http://eileenpattenoliver.com/ and here https://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2015/03/03/14-works-by-eileen-patten-oliver-at-island-art-and-hobby/

 

Premier Imprints, tea tray, http://www.premier-imprints.com/

 

Louise Welch, photograph City Hall

 

The local art on display had me thinking about the collection at the ‘People’s House’ for our Nation: what’s the best art inside the White House? No matter what is your artistic preference, Gloucester and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts could top the charts as the City and state with the best and most art ties featured at the White House. Let’s break down a selection of that Massachusetts list currently on display at the White House room-by-room, shall we?

 

In the Oval Office:

Not one, but two Edward Hopper paintings, lent by the Whitney Museum of American Art, are installed one over the other, Cobb’s Barns, South Truro and Burly Cobb’s House, South Truro.  There are more than 100 Edward Hopper works inspired by Gloucester, MA. The Childe Hassam’s painting, Avenue in the Rain, and Norman Rockwell’s painting, Statue of Liberty, remain on view.

 

In the Blue Room:

Fitz Hugh Lane’s Boston Harbor gifted by Lew Wasserman

 

In the East Room:

Gilbert Stuart’s Washington, John Singer Sargent’s Roosevelt

 

In the Green Room:

Sargent’s Mosquito Net, John Marin’s Circus, George Peter Alexander Healy’s painting of Adams and Polk and Louisa Adams by Stuart

 

In the Red room:

Martin Johnson Heade’s Sunrise, Bricher’s Castle Rock Nahant, more portraits by Stuart and Healy

 

In the State Dining room:

Healy’s portrait of Lincoln

 

In the Ground floor corridor:

Healy’s Millard Fillmore portrait, Thomas Ball Daniel Webster sculpture, a craftsman chair attributed to Samuel MacIntire, and Charles Hopkinson’s portrait of Calvin Coolidge

 

In the private quarters:

William Glackens Pavilion at Gloucester, and two Maurice Prendergast’s paintings, Boston Harbor and Revere Beach

 

More examples in the collection and in storage such as: Augustus Saint-Gaudens bronze bust of Lincoln, John Henry Twachtman’s oil painting, Captain Bickford’s Float; Henry Hobart Nichols painting, Gloucester Dock; and Worthington Whittredge oil painting, Thatcher’s Island off Rockport, MA.

 

Several artists are represented by more than one piece. How does the White House collection work? It is unusual for the White House to accept art by living artists. There are more than 450 works of art in the permanent collection. New art enters the collection after its vetted and is restricted to works created at least 25 years prior to the date of acquisition. For the public rooms, the Office of the Curator works with the White House advisory committee, the First Lady serves as the Honorary Chair, and the White House Historical Association. The private rooms are the domain of the First Family. Works of art from collectors, museums, and galleries can be requested for temporary loans and are returned at the end of the President’s final term. The Obamas have selected contemporary art, including abstract art, from the permanent collection, and borrowed work for their private quarters. Besides the Hopper paintings and John Alston’s Martin Luther King sculpture, they’ve selected art by *Anni Albers, *Josef Albers, Edgar Degas, Jasper Johns, Louise Nevelson, *Robert Rauschenberg, Edward Ruscha, and *Alma Thomas. * indicates works that have been donated to the permanent collection. The Obama Administration upgraded the website so that anyone unable to visit in person can have open access. I encourage visits to the website https://www.whitehouse.gov/about/inside-white-house/art. I love the diverse rooms and all the interconnected doors such as the splendid Green Room installation with the Marin and the Jacob Lawrence activating the threshold.

 

My gratitude to Chris Pantano, Office of the Mayor, Gloucester, MA,  and the Office of the First Lady and the White House Office of the Curator for various courtesies shown to me while I prepared this entry.

GloucesterCast 144 Taped Live @CapeAnnFMkt 7/23/15 Featuring Nicole Bogin, @DonnaArd, @Eves3, @KimSmithDesigns , @MBCF , @CapeAnnPainter and Host @Joey_C

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Topics Include: Gloucestercast 144 Taped Live At The Cape Ann Farmer’s Market  Featuring Nicole Bogin, Donna Ardizzoni, James Eves, Kim Smith, Paul Morrison and Host Joey Ciaramitaro, Troubles At The Cut Bridge,  Plan Accordingly For Beach Traffic, Jewell Town Vineyard Wine Samples😉 , Jan Kline, Melissa Diamond, The Evolution Of The Locations For The Cape Ann Farmer’s Market, Autumn Market, Harvest Market, Holiday Fair and Potentially a New Halloween Fair, Lara Lepionka, Backyard Growers, The East End Of Main Street On The Rise, Farmer’s Market Dates Added To The GMG Community Calendar, The Stage Fort Park Visitor’s Center Is A Jewell, Podcasting From The Refinished Yard Sale Table/Desk, Paul Morrison/Carol Channing Hitting The Jewell Town Wine Samples Hard, Paul Morrison Lets The Entire GMG Community Down By Not Participating In The Blackburn Challenge, What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger, Starting Out In Small Business Never Starts Out Perfectly.

Niki Bogin’s Recurring Themes From Successful Farmer’s Market Vendors:

  • Consistency
  • Sticking It Out For 18 Weeks No Matter What
  • Talking To People
  • Remaining Calm
  • Not Being Reactive When You Could Be
  • Taking It In Small Steps
  • Keeping Your Expectations In Check
  • Look at The Season As A Whole

Around The Table: Each Podcast Participant Lists Their Must Haves From The Cape Ann Farmer’s Market. You Must Ask for the Homemade Yogurt at Markouk Bread Co, Special Shout Out To Marshall’s Farm Stand, Listing Off The Farms That Participate In The Cape Ann Farmer’s Market, The Heirloom Tomatoes, Case Pricing On the Jewell Town Wine, 1634 Mead, Donna and James Both Wearing Their GMG Caps, Paulie Walnuts and Izzy The Attack Dog Make Ann Appearance, Charlene Delaney Volunteers At The Visitor’s Center, Charlene Tells Us That On Saturdays Visitors  Can Take The Shuttle All Over Town and You Can Park At Stage Fort Park For Free, STAGE FORT PARK Shuttle Park n’ Ride Trolley Has Been In Place All This Time and We Didn’t Even Know About It!, Izzy The Dog Has Ears Pinned Back And Is In Attack Mode, The Shuttle Is My Safe Zone Because They Don’t Let Attack Dogs On Board,

The Weekend Rundown-

2015 Rhumb Line Striper Tourney Is This Saturday!

Bluefin Blowout Kick-off Event: Captain’s Dinner

Blackburn Challenge this Saturday!

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Kim Smith took 20 minutes to try to photoshop out the enormous zit on Joey’s face. Finally she gave up and sent in this photo for the podcast notes.
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