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Lisa Smith from Cape Ann TV submits:

Links to Access Gloucester Election Debates Online and Other Election Information
Cape Ann TV has Gloucester Election Debates Online. They are on Cape Ann TV’s website, on the video page, go to: www.capeanntv.org/video then go to: Playlist: ‘Gloucester Election 2015’. The most recents debates are at the top of the list and we are continually updating and adding debates, and more will be added later this week.
Here are links to the most recent debates:
Mayoral Debate hosted by Glosterity,Oct. 21, 2015:
Mayoral Debate hosted by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Oct., 20, 2015:
Gloucester City Council Debate (At-Large & Ward Councilors) on Arts & Culture Oct. 14, 2015:
School Committee & Mayoral Debate in Lanesville;
Mayoral Debate on Arts & Culture II, Oct. 2, 2015:
We also have online the presentation from the Gloucester Board of Health about the Ballot Question on Water Fluoridation. This presentation wants to keep adding fluoride to the Gloucester City Water Supply. The opposing side, which wants to stop the addition of fluoride to Gloucester City Water, is presenting their side tonight at the Sawyer Free Library, and Cape Ann TV will have that presentation online on Saturday.
Here is the link to the Gloucester Board of Health’s presentation “The Science Behind Water Fluoridation” on Oct., 19, 2015:
Cape Ann TV has covered three other debates held this week: two Debates by the Gloucester Daily Times(Mayoral, At-Large and Ward 3, 4  and 5 Councilor) and last night’s Lanesville Debates (At-Large and Ward 4 Councilor), these debates will go online later this week.
Cape Ann TV’s Gloucester Candidate Forum with statements from the Mayoral, city council and school candidates will go online tomorrow.
Cape Ann TV will also cover the election live from Gloucester City Hall on Nov. 3. The Election Coverage begins at 8pm on all three of our Channels: 12, 20 & 67.


Congratulations to Lisa Smith, celebrating tens years of her dedicated service to the Cape Ann Community. Lisa has not only been the producer, director, and content creator for thousands of hours of Cape Ann community service through her work at Cape Ann TV, she has also taught countless members how to use the station’s recording equipment and how to edit. Thank you Lisa for all that you do for our community.

Happy to beat the traffic, I caught the end of the celebration and was able to get this quick snapshot before the remaining guests headed home.

Lisa Smith Cape Ann TV ©Kim Smith 2015

Please Join Us in Celebrating Lisa Smith’s 10 Year Work Anniversary at CATV!

Please join us in celebrating Lisa Smith’s 10 Year Work Anniversary!

Lisa continues to be the heart and soul of Cape Ann TV and deserves some recognition for a decade of hard work!

Come celebrate Lisa with us on:

Friday, October 16th from 4-6p.m.

Please RSVP to Becky at rtober@capeanntv.org


Esther Mathieu livmatt_06-20-2015-256 (1)Perhaps you are planning a wedding or special event in the coming months. Our daughter Liv Hauck and Matt O’Rourke, married on June 20th, wanted to share about the talented people who helped make their dream wedding come true. From caterers Dan Allen and Andy Maitland to Esther Mathieu Photography, everyone involved did an outstanding job. We wish to express our most heartfelt thanks to all and thought the best way to say a big thank you to each was to provide contact information and a brief description about their businesses.

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Invitation by Shaina Gregory

First and foremost, our tremendous thanks and appreciation goes to Dan Allen Catering. He, along with partner Andy Maitland (Maitland Mountain Farm), prepared an exquisite menu using the most freshest and sweetest ingredients from local farms and fisheries. The theme was New England clambake meets county dinner, based around everyone’s favorite main courses—Ken Duckworth’s sublime recipe for lobster risotto and a wonderfully delicious buttermilk fried chicken. Captain Joe and Sons provided the lobster and the fresh vegetables came from Maitland Mountain Farm, as well as from Appleton Farms. Even the honey butter for the cornbread came from Dan’s own beehives! We were all raving about how delicious and unique were the hors d’oeuvres, which included such tantalizing tidbits as open-faced braised rib sliders, smoked tomato roasted corn arancini, and salmon canapés with mascarpone, capers, and fresh dill. Accompaniment dishes were devoured as equally as were the main courses and hors d’oeuvres—traditional clam chowder, farm fresh succotash, and homemade pickled vegetable—to name only a few.

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Son Alex’s Heaping Helping


Dan’s assistant Mary made the divinely delicious desserts—raspberry tarts, brown butter chocolate chip cookies, brownie layers—the list goes on and on!

Dan and Andy were an absolute dream to work with. I know you will be hearing more about their catered events in the near future. Dan is in the process of launching his website and in the meantime, he may be reached at 978-491-9493 or dangallen@yahoo.com.

Esther Mathieu is simply the most talented life style photographer in our region. Liv first became interested in Esther’s work from her Instagram account and we all fell in love with her luminous imagery. And she is a total sweetheart to work with! The photos are a treasure and we’ll be pouring over all, thanking Esther for capturing Liv and Matt’s wedding day with such grace and beauty. Contact Esther at: info@esthermathieu.com.

Our deepest thanks to Lisa Smith who was our fabulous videographer. Lisa is a producer at Cape Ann TV and is also a dear friend. We so appreciate her time and talent. Lisa was discreet; you would hardly know that she was present. We’ll be looking at the footage in the coming days and can hardly wait to see. Lisa can be reached at: lsmith@capeanntv.org. 

Like a dream, the enchanting music floating throughout the evening was by none other than Cape Ann’s own beautiful songstress Renee Dupuis and the fabulously talented Joe Cardoza and Nathan Cohen. From the sweetly romantic, “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” to which the bride and groom danced their first dance, to one of the bridesmaid’s favorites, “These Boots Are Made For Walkin,” there isn’t a song Renee, Joe, and Nathan could not play, and play beautifully. Could we have been more fortunate than to have these extraordinary talents performing at Liv and Matt’s wedding? Click Renee, Joe, and Nathan to learn more about their current projects. To book the trio, contact Renee at: reneedupuismusic.gmail.com

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Melissa Glorieux of Aster B. Flowers created the exquisite bride’s bouquet, bridesmaid bouquets, and table arrangements. Not only were the flowers full and lush and perfect, they are all locally grown at her farm in Essex! Aster. B grows her flowers using organic practices only. Read more about Melissa and her sustainable farm here: Aster B. Flowers. 

livmatt_06-20-2015-261The very talented Maria Cracchiolo from Caffe Sicilia made the seashore inspired wedding cake as well as the perfectly coordinating 65th anniversary cake for Liv’s grandparents. Delicious and delightful (both cakes), Maria is a pleasure to work with. She also made the cannolis we served at Friday night’s celebration and they too, were devoured by all! Maria can be reached at: 978-283-7345.EM livmatt_06-20-2015-466EM livmatt_06-20-2015-301Emily Reed did a stunning job styling the bride and bridesmaid’s hairdos. Each girl’s hair was perfectly suited to her personality and each was so happy with her work. It was a delight to see their expressions after she had created her magic. Emily can be reached at: ejwatt@gmail.com.

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Special thanks to Virgilio’s Italian Bakery for catering the party the night before the wedding—the sandwiches, antipasto, and entrees were a tremendous hit. And Nancy Virgilio helped us order just the right amount so that there would be sandwiches enough for late night snacking! Call 978-283-5295 for information abut Virgilio’s catering menu

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Kathleen Erickson, owner of Savour Wine and Cheese, was instrumental in choosing the wines and Prosecco. We informed her of the menu and of our budget for both the reception and Friday night’s celebration and she knew just what to recommend. Thank you Kathleen for the wonderful selections; they were simply perfect.EM livmatt_06-20-2015-442

Fun and imaginative, the invitation set the tone of the wedding weekend from the get go. Liv and Matt designed the invite and worked with Shaina to refine the look. Contact Shaina at: sbethg@gmail.com.

Gloucester Rental Center did an excellent job and we found nearly all of our event needs there: Gloucester Rental Center.

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Last, but not in the least, we wish to thank Stan Wohlfarth of Stan’s Classic Service for the vintage VW limo service. Everyone loved that bus! Stan may be reached at: stan_wohlfarth@msn.com.

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Shaina Gregory Invitation

*With the exception of invitation scans and the group photo of the wedding party.

Photos of the guests and wedding party to come after Liv and Matt return from Thailand.


New Video from Lisa Smith ~ Gloucester City-wide Arts Festival 2015

Lisa writes ~ “Here it is fresh off the press video highlight of the Gloucester Schools City-wide Arts Festival held earlier this month in downtown Gloucester. I couldn’t cover it all, but what I did cover was amazing! It includes a short interview with GHS science teacher Kurt Lichtenwald, his robotics program is fantastic. People got to play with the robots and other engineering marvels that his students made.”


Thank you Erich Archer, Lisa Smith, Becky Tober, and Henry Cooper for the Informative Camera Program at #Cape AnnTV!

Video Preview: Aladdin at Beeman!

Come see the Beeman School students perform Aladdin. The show features the 4th and 5th grade students and is directed by Heidi Dalin. Show times are Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, April 14, 15 and 16, at 7 pm.

Lisa Smith from Cape Ann TV sent along this video preview ~

Holiday Delights on Cape Ann TV This Weekend

This just in from Lisa Smith:

Keep Warm, stay inside this MLK weekend and watch “Holiday Delights” on Cape Ann TV Channel 12. This latest version of the Gloucester Stage perennial favorite Christmas play was filmed with three cameras last month. It features over 30 young actors from the Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop and tells the story of a Gloucester girl who finds the true  meaning of Christmas on Christmas Eve. The program airs Saturday, January 17 at 9 am and 5 pm; Sunday, January 18 at 8 am; and Monday,  January 19 at 9 am and 6 pm.  See complete Cape Ann TV Schedule here.

Cape Ann TV Production Class Monday Evening August 18th

Cape Ann TV Video Production Class- Monday, August 18 at 6:30 to 9:00 pm.

The class is taught by Jim Capillo and covers how to use the field equipment.

Lisa Smith writes ~ Did you know that the facilities and equipment at Cape Ann TV are available to all Cape Ann residents? All you need to do is to become a member and pay a yearly membership fee of $20. We also provide the training, no experience necessary. To sign up for the class or for more information about Cape Ann TV call: 978-281-2443 or email lsmith@capanntv.org. website: http://www.capeanntv.org

Crazy Fiesta Hat Ladies Party Video from Cape Ann TV

Lisa Smith, Cape Ann TV producer writes, “I have a video for you to post on GMG: “The Crazy Hat Ladies Party.” Sister’s Robyn & Amy have been having a party on Saturday afternoons for 20 years and making crazy hats for 12 years. The hats are incredible! And they are so much fun.” Thanks Lisa for sharing! 

Video: Gloucester High School Pre-School from Lisa Smith and Becky Tober

Hi Kim,

Becky Tober and I made this video for the Gloucester High School Pre-School. It is a great educational program for pre-school children as well as for the High School students as they get practical hand-on experience as teachers in this early childhood education program.

BTW, Becky and I had fun with the new DSLR camera, zoom recorder, and lights!

All New Holiday Delights This Weekend FRI-SUN @ Gloucester Stage

Heidi Dallin has produced a brand-new Holiday Delights show for 2013.  Check out this wicked cool promo by Lisa Smith from Cape Ann TV.  Lisa’s daughter is in the show too!  Four performances @ Gloucester Stage this weekend: Friday 7pm, Saturday 3pm & 7PM and Sunday 3pm.  Adults $15, Seniors $12, Children under 12 $6.  Get tickets here.

Alchemy Chef Scott Jensen wins Wicked Tuna Challenge at Alchemy last night

Chef Scott Jensen on Wicked Tuna

Chef Scott Jensen on Wicked Tuna

Last night Alchemy’s chef Scott Jensen narrowly defeated chef Steve Morlino of Boston’s Union Bar and Grille (where Chef Scott got his start) at the Alchemy Bistro Wicked Tuna Challenge, which was judged by the audience, who got to taste both dishes.

Before dinner, Alchemy’s mixologist Felicia Grossi, who won the Block Party’s first Ryan & Wood Cocktail Contest mixed up her Ryan & Wood signature cocktail for fishermen and guests aboard one of the Tuna boats.

And our son, John, got to pilot the boat.  “That boat’s got a lot of tech!” says John.

The entire event was filmed for Wicked Tuna Season 3 and Lisa Smith caught all the action for Cape Ann TV.  You’ll be able to see some of the event on Cape Ann TV before Wicked Tuna Season 3 premieres, and we’ll let you know when to catch it.

Mayor Kirk & Superintendent Safier preview Newell Stadium Dedication

This just in from Cape Ann TV’s Lisa Smith

Dr. Richard Safier talks with Mayor Kirk about the rebuilding of the Newell Stadium and the dedication ceremony tomorrow night. This show airs tonight on Ch. 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Here’s a preview:

You can also see the show on Cape Ann TV’s wicked cool streaming service here.

Canon C100 ~ New Awesome Camera for Cape Ann TV?

Because of a scheduling conflict I was unable to attend the Canon C100 camera demonstration held at Cape Ann TV on Monday afternoon. I will however, get a chance to try it out on Wednesday night and cannot wait!

Lisa Smith kindly forwarded these snapshots from the event. Thank you Lisa!

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All photos courtesy of Lisa Smith


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