Gloucestercast 172 w/ @KimSmithDesigns, @DonnaArd, Al Bezanson and @Joey_C #GloucesterMA Taped 2/22/16
Please join me Thursday night at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center where I will be presenting a brand new illustrated talk “Beautiful Birds of Cape Ann.” The program covers the gorgeous migrating and resident birds that we see in our neighborhoods, as seen through the seasons, and includes such beauties as the Snowy Owl, Brant Geese, Snow Goose, Redheads, a rarely-seen-in-our region White Pelican, egrets, herons, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, songbirds, and some life history of Cape Ann’s resident swan family. The program begins at 7pm and is part of the RNCC and Mass Audubon ongoing exhibit “For the Birds.” I hope to see you there!
Common Eider Gloucester Harbor
Niles Pond and Gloucester Harbor are both excellent for viewing water birds
Also too, if any of our readers live in the Rye, New Hampshire area, I am giving my illustrated talk on the Monarch Butterfly tomorrow morning, Tuesday the 16th, at 10am. Please email me if you would like more information.
GloucesterCast 171 with Sal DiStephano, Donna Ardizzoni, Kim Smith, Mark Ring and Joey_C Taped 2/3/16
What are some of the low lying fruit obvious things that you see as opportunities for Gloucester in Community Development?
Kim Smith Photo
GloucesterCast 170 With Donna Ardizzoni, Kim Smith, Paul Morrison and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 1/31/16
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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
GloucesterCast 167 Taped Live at Cape Ann TV With Megan Merlin, Kim Smith, James Eves, Craig Kimberley and Host Joey
Kudos To The Rhumbline For The Excellent Staff and Libations- Now Featuring A Dart Board and Cribbage Night on Monday nights thanks to Kathy Hopkins.
This weekend’s monster storm possibility Is it going to be another winter like last winter- Who Is Excited- Who is Prepared?
Art Haven Buoy Auction & Family Fun Night
Friday, January 22, 2016
Tickets are $10 before the event and $15 at the door. Free admittance for children. Purchase tickets at the Art Haven and Hive locations or online here.
Free admittance for families with children who painted a buoy during buoy painting week. No tickets necessary – names will be checked at the door.
Join us for a spirited night of fundraising and family fun to support our organization. The funds that are raised will sustain our efforts to provide our classes free of charge to students from low-income families.
This year, Cape Ann Power Yoga is donating one free class to every individual who buys a buoy!
As long as supplies last if any GMG folks want a bumper sticker but can’t drop down the dock, just send a self addressed and stamped envelope longer then 7 and a half inches and I’ll drop one in the mail for you.
Send the self addressed and stamped envelope to the dock at 95 East Main St Gloucester Ma 01930 care of Joey (put my name in big letters to make sure it gets to me)
James’ new pellet stove and gets his pellets at Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth
Craig recommends a window energy sealing product that was easy to install
I’d be most upset if The Rhumbline closed out of every other joint in town
Juni Van Dyke’s ongoing quilt exhibit at the Cape Ann Museum, through February, thirteen quilts and several more to come, free admission to Cape Ann Museum for Cape Ann residents.
“For the Birds”
Opening January 28th,
Reception January 31st, Sunday from 2 to 4
Chris Leahy Audubon Talk Februarty 11th
Kim Smith talk, February 18th
The Artful Birdhouse, auction February 12th
James Eves Cape Ann Art Rundown
Art Happenings This Month
Cape Ann Museum Offers Free Admission for Cape Ann Residents during January 2016
Gloucester, Three Visions Panel Discussion
For this panel discussion, Jeff Weaver and Don Gorvett will be joined in conversation by Debbie Hagan, arts editor, and Peter Anastas, a local historian and cultural observer. This program is offered in conjunction with the current exhibition Vincent, Weaver, Gorvett: Gloucester, Three Visions (on view through February 28, 2016).
Cape Ann Reads with the Eric Carle Museum
The Eric Carle Museum will be offering workshops for children and adults to kick-off the new Cape Ann Reads initiative. This program will take place at the Cape Ann Museum and is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Reservations are required
Cape Ann Museum Printmaking Workshop (Part I)
A three-part Folly Cove Designer-inspired printmaking workshop at the Cape Ann Museum.
Enjoy three days of close instruction from artists Mary Rhinelander and Victoria Petway as they delve into the world of block printing.
Patriots- Denver Bronco Defender Antonio Smith Has Been spouting off saying that Tom Brady Is a Crybaby and he whines when the refs don’t call a penalty when he gets hit.
I would just like to say in advance “Thank You” to Antonio Smith for giving that little extra motivation and making a Pats victory that much sweeter when Brady picks the Denver Defense apart and gets in their face about it.
Kim’s talk for North Shore Horticultural Society (American Legion Hall, 12 Church Street, Manchester) Tuesday, January 26th, (if we don’t talk about “For the Birds”). Open to the public.
GloucesterCast 166 With Guests Steven Winslow, @DonnaArd , Leslie Heffron, @KimSmithDesigns and Host @Joey_C Taped 1/17/16
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!
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
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.
John James Audubon ,Isaac Sprague, Sharon Beals, Winston Swift Boyer, Nadine Boughton, Gabrielle Barzaghi
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
GloucesterCast 165 With Kim Smith, Alicia Cox, Leslie Heffron, Donna Ardizzoni and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 12/27/15
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.
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
GloucesterCast 164 With Guests @Jeannine_Oneil Leslie Heffron @KimSmithDesigns and Host @Joey_C Taped 12/20/15
jeanine o’neil JO Social Branding Owner Check out her blog here
beverly up and coming
done with christmas shopping
TBT Post, surfari,nelsons, kim maritime heritage center,
leslie hit up seaport grill for men’s night
lat 43 nye gloucester ed foundation
passports $50 get a $10 gift card
leslie heffron art run down
Jeanine O’neil photo by Leslie Heffron
GloucesterCast 161 Taped 11/29/15 With Guests @KimSmithDesigns, Leslie Heffron, Desi Smith and Host @Joey_C #GloucesterMA
ranking turkey on the scale of thankgiving food
GloucesterCast 160 Taped 11/22/15 With Guests Kim Smith, Leslie Heffron, Alicia Cox, Super K and Host Joey Ciaramitaro
Lighthouse BNI Openings, Toy Drive and Scholarship Check Out Their Facebook Page
Although scientists have long known that the toxic sap that flows through milkweed veins, called cardenolides, can make a bird very sick if it attempts to eat a Monarch caterpillar, it was unclear whether the butterfly’s acquired adaption to the toxicity was a side effect that allowed the caterpillar to eat the milkweed or had developed separately as a defensive mechanism against predators. A Cornell University study recently published in Proceedings B of The Royal Society Publishing reveals that they have indeed evolved to weaponize milkweed toxins! Thank you so much to Maggie Rosa for sharing “The Scientist” article and you can read more about it here.
“Monarch butterfly caterpillars have evolved the ability to store toxins known as cardenolides, obtained from their milkweed diet, specifically to make themselves poisonous to birds, as has at least one other species of milkweed-munching caterpillar, according to a study published Wednesday (November 4) in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
“This finding is fascinating and novel,” Stephen Malcolm, a professor at Western Michigan University who studies cardenolides but was not involved in the new research, wrote in an email to The Scientist. “It is exciting to have evidence for the importance of top-down influences from predators.” Continue Reading
Please join me Thursday evening, November 12th, at 7pm at the Sawyer Free Library for my illustrated talk, Beauty on the Wing ~ Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Meadow Anderson and Monarch Caterpillar
The Seaside Garden Club invites everyone to see the beautiful film by Kim Smith: “The Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly” on November 10th at the Manchester Community Center. Social time begins at 7:00 and the program begins promptly at 7:30. Light refreshments will be served.
GloucesterCast 152 With Guests @KimSmithDesigns, Toby Pett, David Emch and Host @Joey_C
Topics include: David Emch’s www.captureamerica.co project, Local breakfast joints that provide an essence of the town, Fort Square Cafe, thanks to Jame and Anna Eves at Cape Ann Giclee as well as Sheree Zizak From Seaport Grille for making my photography show possible, Chief Len Campanello, The Preliminary Election Poll, Subplots of this election are fascinating, Pledge To Vote Post, Local Politicians Have Access To Lists Of Who Actually Votes and Doesn’t Vote In Local Elections, That Awkward Silence When Kim Can’t Figure Out How To Pause The Recording, Kim’s NEW FILM: Luminescent Sea Salps, Black Mass Mixed Reviews, Online Bully Pulpit, The second time Kim and Toby Struggle To Pause The Podcast Taping, Donna and Marty Covering The Gran Prix of Gloucester, The Monetary Impact That Events Like The Gran Prix of Gloucester Brings To Gloucester, Anthony Farenwald’s Documentary Past the Breakwater, Local Restaurant Groupons- Lobster Pool 50% off,Alchemy and Calas 47% Off, Bill Cox Pops In With A Phyllis A Update, Super blood Moon Lunar Eclipse on Sunday Night!
GloucesterCast 151 Taped 9/20/15 With Guests Toby Pett and Kim Smith and Host Joey Ciaramitaro
Topics Include: Beef Short Rib Strategy, The Jeep, Joey’s 30th Year Reunion Anxiety, Triple Smoked Bacon, Karl’s Sausage Kitchen and Tony Giacalone, Burnt Ends, 4 Iconic Signs From Route One Gone Within The Last Couple Years, CR’s In Hampton NH, Cat Ryan Submissions, Passports Community Dinner Tuesday Night To Benefit James “Jimmy” Brown Local Chef, Toby’s Black Mass Review, Reading Mafia Books, Alicia Unleashed Podcast, Send Help Wanted Submissions To Alicia DeWolfe, James and Anna Eves, Joey’s Photo Show At Seaport Grille Coming This Weekend, Kim’s Monarch Migration Prediction, Journey North Apple App, Journey North Android App
It’s coming! Here’s your annual chance to check out two weekends of 150+ FREE events throughout Essex County, September 18-20 and 25-27.
The schedule can change with new and wonderful additions, but as of today here are some public art and other highlights in Gloucester.
GLOUCESTER 2015 TRAILS AND SAILS events
Climb up City Hall Tower hosted by City Hall Restoration
Gloucester HarborWalk: three self-guided walking tours including some new selfie postcard fun for the mini trail mobile tour. Also new for 2015, the HarborWalk historic exhibit along Fisherman’s Wharf by Latitude 43.
City Hall murals Talking Walls guided talk and tour 1:15 on 9/19 and open 1-3 on Sunday 9/20 hosted by the Committee for the Arts
FISH NET and peek at Art Haven/Hive mural in progress on Parsons Street’s private building
Hopper’s Houses Walking Tour, Cape Ann Museum
Historic Art Trail Walk, Rocky Neck
Historic Ice House Tours, Cape Pond Ice
Magnolia Library & Community Center’s
Tour of Babson Boulders in Dogtown
REI Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing
GloucesterCast 150 With @KimSmithDesigns , Toby Pett and @Joey_C Taped 9/13/15
Topics Include: The 150th GloucesterCast, Eric Myers Attic Gold Show, Thanks To Dot (Gloucester Quilter)and Bex For A Great Evening, Fish Tales On The Schooner Adventure, Fitz
Hugh Henry Lane, Picturing Bing McGilvray, Kim Promises To Cover The Mobile Museum Of American Arifacts (no pressure), Peach Thief, The Dead Swan and Hypothesizing How It Happened, Migration Time, A Murmation ,Get Your Flu Shots, Assessing Alicia’s Podcast Alicia Unleashed, Kim’s East Gloucester Kids with Butterfly Photos, What Is The Latest With The Cape Ann Community Cinema, Farm Raised GMO-Free Monarchs, Apologies To Paul McGeary and Greg Verga, The Sad Part About This Election, The Schooner Festival Has Finally Arrived Thanks To Some Key People Like Tracy Arabian and Her Marketing and Tom Balf and The Awesome Team At Maritime Gloucester, 150th Podcast In the Books!
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:
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-
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.
The Official GMG Podcast Desk Is Looking Pretty Sweet I Must Say
Cat Ryan submits-
Look and look again: The spiffed up HarborWalk Fishermen’s Wharf exhibit is deeply channeled–joining fine art and discussion, business and community, wharf and sea. Keep in mind that the installation is a work-in-progress. Look for updates and notices of an official unveiling!
Back in 2010, detailed information panels along Fishermen’s Wharf were created by Mark McDonough, Vito Giacalone, Peter Prybot and Joey Ciaramitaro. The panels were installed along the Giacalone’s wall, between businesses and at the water’s edge. The content, collaborative spirit and contemporary reporting impacted the HarborWalk design. Cambridge Seven Associates, architects for the HarborWalk, were fans. Connections were encouraged. Two HarborWalk story posts (formerly described as Story Moments) were sited at each end: Fishing Today HarborWalk Story Post #5 and Lobstering HarborWalk Story Post #4. Pretty much everybody hoped the signs would be cared for and this outdoor channel would remain.
Thanks to bright sunshine, the panels along Fishermen’s Wharf deteriorated. Some of the fabulous content disappeared. Guess what? Signs are temporary and can be re-visited.
New signs were designed, content edited and updated, and the display taken to a new level with support of the City. Matt Coogan, Senior Planner Community Development, directed the project, working with the original authors and team. Cambridge Seven Associates designed the panels. The addition of fine art photography, drawings and design spiffed up the already museum quality display. Fine art by Joey Ciaramitaro, Marty Luster, Paul Frontiero and others are something else to celebrate this week!
Saunter by. More stories to come. Worth repeating: the exhibit is still a work in progress. It’s not 100% live…yet!