GloucesterCast 113 #GloucesterMA Podcast Taped 1/18/15
Topics Include: Guests Melissa Cox, Donna Ardizzoni, Nichole Schrafft, Bill Cox, Mr Effervescent Toby Pett and Joey Ciaramitaro, Cape Ann Museum Favorite Parts, Mark Ring, Lobstermen Are Fishermen Too Dammit!, GMG Electricity Series, Poop In Burnham Field, Who Picks Up Poop?, RIP BINGO, Upcoming Political Season Means You Need To Subscribe To The Gloucester Daily Times, Good Luck To Sefathia, Getting Behind Whoever Is In The Mayor’s Seat, Chamber Cape Ann Chamber License Plate, Congratulations To Catherine Schlichte New Chamber Board of Directors President, Nichole’s Experience At The Car Show, No Shame In Driving A Minivan, David Black Sculpture, Controversey Over Public Art Installations, Phyllis A Annual Meeting, 525 Now Delivering, Walt Kolenda, Donna’s TBT Post Hat, Passports, Gloucester Breakfasts, Sugar Mag’s, Willow Rest, Fort Square Cafe, George’s, Two Sisters, Charlie’s Place, Foriegn Affairs, Doug Pappows to Come In, Tacos Lupita, Jalepenos, Melissa Cox Loses the Vegan Vote, Regina Razabonni Ardizzoni, Donna Is Going To Take Elocution Lessons, The Farm Bar and Grille Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tourney, Art Haven Buoy Auction , Winner of Last Week’s Podcast Subscriber Contest Who Won A Fish City Gloucester T Shirt From Fred Bodin and A Copy Of Carol Perry’s Book “Caught Dead Handed” Is Chuck Cook -Prize Must be Picked Up At The Dock
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Message from City Council President Paul McGeary:
“The City Council and the city’s Fisheries Commission are holding a joint meeting on the current state and future of the fishing industry. The meeting will be held on Friday, Jan. 16, at 1 p.m. in the Kyrouz Auditorium at City Hall.
Mark Ring, the chair of the Fisheries Commission, and I decided to hold the meeting to provide an opportunity for city, state and federal officials to meet with representatives of the fishing industry–both those who work on the sea and those who work ashore–and the public to assess the current state of the industry and to help identify what steps can be taken to preserve and help prosper this industry that is so important to Gloucester.
The forum will have two focuses:
- Short-term needs of the industry: How do we preserve the infrastructure and help those hurt by recent cutbacks in allowable catch survive the next few years, which are likely to be difficult ones for the industry?
- Long-term future of the industry: What are the options for our fleet and those businesses that depend on it in the long term?
Representatives of government, industry and advocates will be present to share their ideas. It’s a chance for all of us who have busy lives and don’t always have the time to closely follow the events that impact our fishermen and shoreside businesses to hear firsthand from those most affected by the current situation. As well, it’s a forum for people with ideas on how to protect and help grow the fishing industry to air them.
The agenda for the joint meeting can be found here:
I hope you will avail yourselves of this opportunity to hear what is happening in this industry that is so much a part of who we are.”
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GloucesterCast 9/15/13 With Guest Ed Collard and Host Joey Ciaramitaro
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“There’s nothing around here”, LobsterFest, Bluesfest, Gloucester Daily Times Comment Section Banning Anonymous Commenting, Bloody Mary Competition, Mark Ring, Fish Box Derby, Manchester Festival By The Sea, Essex Mums, Rockport Merchants, Sara Kelly, Angela Cook, Dawn Noble, Joey’s Show At Cape Ann Coffees
The judges who voted for a winning bloody mary which uses store bought bloody mary mix. Let’s hope this year’s judges hold the competition to a little higher standard.
Last year’s winner Richard Rosenfeld with his store bought Bloody Mary Mix Trophy-
Mark Ring With His Bruins Stanley Cup Prediction
The Captain Joe and Sons Christmas Party and Mark Ring’s Deviled Eggs.
In theory deviled eggs don’t sound all that appetizing to me. Anyone else’s deviled eggs, I’m not going to cross the street to eat and probably if they are sitting on a platter at someone’s house I’d most likely pass them by.
But not Mark Ring’s deviled eggs. Heaven on earth.
I was going to post a video that I had taken during this time but Mark’s salty language made the video footage unusable.
Down the dock we have a saying. Well I should give props to mark Ring for being the first one I ever heard coin the phrase but it has been adopted by many of our lobstermen.
The phrase is used when the weathermen really fuck up a forecast and call for light and diminishing winds but in actuality the wind is heavy throughout the fishing day making for horrible fishing conditions.
Lobstermen and fishermen depend on weathermen to know when it is safe or manageable to go fishing. The day before yesterday was one of those days when the weathermen were calling for light and diminishing winds. The average forecast was for 5-10mph of wind.
In actuality the wind screamed out of the Northwest 20-35mph all day and it was bitterly cold.
One by one our lobstermen hit the dock and commented about the off-the-mark wind forecast.
It wasn’t light and diminishing. More like Light and Demolishing.
Mark Ring Climbs Down In The Bilge To Grease The Shaft Bearing
Just Like a Cat!
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see that rubber disk mat that Matt Ring is fixing back into place on the deck of The Stanley Thomas?
That rubber disk mat covers the hatch which Mark just climbed down into to grease the shaft bearing. The shaft is what connects the transmission to the propeller. The easier the shaft turns the smoother the boat runs. Simple right? The sucky part is climbing down into the bilge with only about 3 feet of clearance to get to said bearing where the grease fitting resides. You can see Mark with the paper towel wiping off the sludge from down in the bilge- Good Times.
Video coming tomorrow.
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