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HomieCast 19 With James Eves, Craig Kimberley, Chris DeWolfe, Rick Doucette, Eric Lorden, The Intern, Barry Mohan and Joey C Taped 7/26/16
Cargo Shorts?, How Will Jimmy Garoppolo Do In His Four Starts With The Pats?, Eric’s Pirate Party Wrap Up, Over The Bridge Band, Soul Rebel Project On Crane Estate Thursday Will Be Filmed By Craig, Selling Used Bras On Cape Ann Yard Sale Facebook Page, You Don’t Poke The Sausage, Rating The Summer, What Can Be Done To Stop Dog Owners That Ignore The Law and People Who Litter At The Beach.
I had a great time at O’Maley this week, presenting to 6th graders for “Gloucester Day”. For the past couple of years, I’ve spoken with classes about the HarborWalk because they study it at some point during the academic year. 6th graders are great and all (they were fantastic), but these O’Maley teachers make it seem effortless. Me? I bought cookies from Cafe Sicilia and Virgilios to hand out! This year I ran into Tom Balf for Maritime Gloucester on the way in, heard the teachers delight in seeing their former student, David Brooks for the Hive, back as a mentor, coach and leader. I caught some of Rick Doucette’s presentation because I heard the exclamations over YMCA summer camp and the 24 sleepless hours in a rocking chair fundraiser. Allison Cousins was heading into a class with Little Charlie Goes To Gloucester, a children’s picture book about poet Charles Olson by filmmaker Henri Ferrini and illustrated by Stefan Mallette. (It was also mentioned as it’s one of the links on the Olson marker for the HarborWalk and you can see it with other Cape Ann Reads published books.) This year, Gloucester day fell on National Teacher Appreciation Day. Every day could be National Teacher Appreciation Day. Here’s the report from 6th grade social studies teacher, Jessica Haskell and her O’Maley colleagues:
On Tuesday, May 3rd, 6th grade students at O’Maley Innovation Middle School participated in “Gloucester Day” as part of an introduction to their end-of-the-year service projects. Citizens who are active members of the Gloucester community volunteered their time and expertise to come in and teach students about organizations that work to make our community a better place. Students were also introduced to ways in which they can personally get involved in these efforts through exploring and discovering their hometown, volunteering, participating in summer camps, and coming up with their own ideas. Community mentors who attended were Catherine Ryan (HarborWalk), Rick Doucette (YMCA, Awesome Gloucester), Meghan Stratton (Backyard Growers), David Brooks (The HIVE), Tom Balf (Maritime Gloucester), Beth Klinefelter (The Open Door), and Allison Cousins (O’Maley Guidance).
Thanks for sending these photos and looking forward to hearing about the students’ projects!
Get better soon, Mr. Davis.
GloucesterCast 177 w/ @KimSmithDesigns Rick Doucette @DonnaArd @Joey_C Taped 4/14/16 @CapeAnnTVCATV
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.
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
- 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.
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
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.
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.
Explained by the leaders of The Cape Ann YMCA and North Shore YMCA
Executive Director, Teen & Camp Services, Cape Ann YMCA
Chris Lovasco, CEO, YMCA of the North Shore
Jack Meany, former CEO, YMCA of the North Shore
GloucesterCast 131 With Melissa Cox, Rick Doucette and Host Joey Ciaramitaro #GloucesterMA
Topics Include : 28th Annual Pride Stride, If you are a non-profit you are crazy not to participate in Pride Stride, Melissa explains how the City Budget process works and encourages citizens to get involved by showing up at meetings, parking lots and I4C2, The YMCA and Fuller School, Rick’s pitch for why the YMCA works at Fuller, Joey asks Melissa for Fiscal Year 2014 Gloucester Wind Turbine Data and she comes through with the data for GMG- 8,552,147 kWh produced, National Grid Net Metering Credit Payments $1,384,538. , Looking Back at The Windmill Poll Projections from October 14, 2012- Mayor Kirk Says City Will Conservatively Save $450,000 Per Year In Energy Costs, Bikini Speedo Dodgeball This Sunday Noon at Camp Spindrift, Please Take Cabs or Sign Up For UBER and get A free UBER ride to the event by signing up with free ride coupon code CAPEANN Here- https://get.uber.com/go/capeann ,YMCA Rockathon, YMCA Clean Team.
This Week’s Podcast Subscriber Contest Winner Will Win Two Free Tickets At The Shalin Liu For The Miranda Russell Band’s May 7th Concert Details Here
Rick Doucette submits-
Hi Joey –
For the third year, the YMCA TEEN LEADERS CLUB and the TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT of the Gloucester Public Schools collaborated for the STUFF A BUS Toy Drive. Thanks to the amazing generosity of our community,
we are able to redistribute more than 500 toys to local families in need.
We are grateful for this avenue of service and look forward to further initiatives.
GloucesterCast 100 Taped At Cape Ann Giclee With 15 Of Us Taped 10/25/14
Topics Include: 100th GloucesterCast, Cape Ann Giclee, Last Stop Variety Muffins, 15 Contributors, Fred Bodin In The House, Marty Luster Taping, Donna Ardizzoni, Kim Smith, Craig Kimberley, Nichole Schrafft, Kenny MacCarthy, Paul Morrison, Melissa Cox, Alicia DeWolfe, Bill Cox, Anna Eves, Hanna Kimberley, James Eves, Lowell Peabody, Rich Bean, Shout Out To Jenn Cullen, Kenny MacCarthy My Original Podcast Partner, Shout Out To Niece Amanda and Sista Felicia and Barry Who Is In The Hospital, Rotary Trivia Night Must Do Event, Chad Koneckey’s Stripper Dance, Merideth Fine and Sal Frontiero Go Down To Joel Favazza’s Team, Kudos, To Rick Doucette, Ruth Pino and Tracey Arabian, Toby Pett Breaks China Port News, Hoping Dragon Light Keeps The Kitch, Joey’s Pet Peeve Cable’s “Free With Subscription” Is Never Free!, Blame ObamaCare, Free TV With UHV Antennae Works, Kenny MacCarthy Breaks Down and Buys A TV, Amazon Prime Free With $99 Subscription, James Eves Favorites, Fred Bodin’s GMG Holiday Parties, Phil Who Recently Passed From Northern Vermont Travels Down For The GMG Holiday Party, Donna Ardizzoni Risks Her Life To Get A Shot Of Paul Morrison Paddling Under The A Piatt Andrew Bridge During The Blackburn Challenge, The Blog Never Sleeps, The Pressure To Come Up With Decent Content, Kim Smith Falls Apart, Kim’s Fishermen Thanksgiving Video, Loveletters To Gloucester, Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Coverage, The Farm Bar and Grille, Craig Kimberley Talks About The Fury That IS GMG Fiesta Coverage, Being From Somewhere Else But Being Taken In By The GMG Family, No One Is Getting Paid, Nichole Schrafft Talks About Jeff Schroeder and The Amazing Race, The Diversity and Wealth Of Community Events Reported About On GMG, Cardboard Box Races, Bluefin Blowout Coverage, Nichole Recognized While Hollering At her Children, Dealing With the Haters, The Difference Between Posting A Difference Of Opinion Comment vs An Ignorant Hurtful Comment, Kenny MacCarthy Loves The History, Being The Clearinghouse of Local Information For Newcomers and Locals, Rich Bean Another FOB Who Moved Here Because They Fell In Love With Gloucester Through GMG, Rich Figures Out It’s About Positivity and Not Money, The Diversity, When My Father First Asked Me Why I Would Do GMG Without Getting Paid, Friendships Worth Wayyy More Than Any Money, GMG Unlike Comcast Is Actually “Free With Subscription, Lowell Peabody Fell In Love With The Political Correctness of Joey’s Rants, Lowell Decides To Cover The Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tournament And Gets A Big Surprise, Alicia, Dewolfe As A Townie Says The Blog Opened Her Up To Many Local Things That She Wouldn’t Have Ordinarily Participated In And How We Break 95% of Local Restaurant News, How If We Don’t Break The Restaurant News They Become Dead To Me, Stay At Home Mom Yoga Pants Post, John McElhenney’s Yoga Pants That Said Joey Across The Butt, Manscaping, Overly Sensitive Hypocrites, The Person Who Pukes Out The Side Of My Car Shitfaced Who Says They Are Offended By Comments I’ve Made, Cancel Your Free Subscription, Trying To Push An Edgy Joke With Overly Sensitive People, Paul Morrison’s Life Lessons From Joey, Being A Judge In The Hot Wing Challenge At The Farm Bar and Grille, Marty Luster Moves To Gloucester After Spending One Weekend In Town And Falling In Love With The Place, Bill Cox Appreciates The Help For The Non Profits We Provide, Every Person That Came To The Phyllis A Steele Drive Came And Donated Because They Saw It On GMG, The Impact GMG Has Made On Making Things Happen In Gloucester, Melissa Cox Remembers The Coyote That Was Hit By A Truck On Moorland Ave and Wants To Be A Part Of Our Horribles Parade Float, Anna Eves Loves Vajazzling and The Woman With the Extreme Camel Toe, Appreciates The Positiveness, The Banter Broadcasting About Local Businesses with Humor, Felicia’s Favorite Memories, Horribles Float Building, Building The Outdoor Movie Screen with Ed Collard, Tuffy, Sean’s Jock Strap Jump, Buddhist Lobster Liberation, Buddha Is My Homeboy, Bottom Line- A Group Of Good People Pulling In The Same Direction Can Achieve So Much More Than One Individual, Thanks To Our Fans and Our Contributors.
Soooo …. you’re dealing with snow again today and you suddenly realize that Mardi Gras came and went yesterday without much thought on your part — you didn’t even go down to Lat 43 to support the YMCA Teens’ Service Learning Trips coming up this spring — yes, spring — I know you can’t even imagine spring, but it will come. Trust me.
Don’t dispair. You’ve got another chance to celebrate Mardi Gras AND support the YMCA Teens this Friday at the Larcom Theatre with Henri Smith and Charles Neville (of the Neville Brothers). Melissa Cox will be there hosting a 50/50 raffle to support the Y Teens. Get your concert tickets here and your raffle tickets at the theatre. The music will be HOT. The dancing even hotter — and you can contribute to a good cause, making you feel just great about having a good time!
In light of my recent shaving disaster I’m taking my boy Rick Doucette’ (among other people’s) advice. Literally 7 different people emailed me today telling me how much they dig the dollar saving club service.
Rick Says These Razors Are Great and They Ship You 4 New Blades Each Month for $6 Including Shipping and Handling.
What a handsome son of a gun the Rick Doucette is.
So for $72 a year I’ll get 48 Blades. Way Less Than Gillette razors for the same quality shave. I get to toss the blades once a week and use a fresshie. They give you a free handle and if you don’t like the razors you simply quit without any obligation. No Brainer city baby.
I ordered the middle of the line razors-
From the site-
How it Works
Dollar Shave Club couldn’t be simpler. Select one of our great
razors, pay one low monthly fee, and we send ’em right to your
door. No more over-paying for fancy brand name shave tech.
No more forgetting to buy your blades.
Don’t be the dope like me that goes for the cheapo generic brand ones and cut the heck out of your face-
It’s $6 including shipping and handling. Cheaper than any package of Gillette razors you can buy. The Gillette comparable blades cost over $3 per blade. I don’t see much risk in trying it out especially with the recommendation from Rick Doucette.
So if you want to try it out like me here’s the website-
FWIW I’m trying the wipes too. Nothing but the best for my butthole is what I always say.
O’Maley Innovative Middle School SAILS on with Pledge!
Oct. 1, the entire O’Maley community gathered in the auditorium for our first SAILS assembly of the school year. Rick Doucette, YMCA Executive Director and SAILS Community member volunteer, acted as Master of Ceremonies. Rick had the honor of revealing to all gathered the O’Maley pledge and led us all in the Pledges’ first public reading. Principal Deb Lucey was the first to sign and Rick followed as our first community member. After the assembly students returned to homerooms where each classroom has a poster of the pledge. Students were then asked to sign on!
The O’Maley community is now engaged with sharing the pledge with others and inviting them to sign on in support. On Oct. 9, while visiting our school Dr. Safier enthusiastically added his signature to our pledge while a group of 6th graders looked on with pride.
Last Spring, as part of the O’Maley School’s SAILS initiative, the whole school participated in an all school writing prompt. The prompt asked students to take a look at examples of pledges and then discuss what it means to make a pledge and commit yourself to it. Next the students were asked to make a list of what they think should be included in an O’Maley pledge.
The responses from the writing prompt were then given to a group of student editors, made up from volunteers from each grade, who then took on the task of narrowing down the broad categories and reworking these down to a manageable number reflecting values expressed by students that they would like to see in a pledge.
The final Pledge draft was presented and accepted. The beauty of the Pledge as written by the student editors needed no further work. The pledge speaks to all and ask of each what is theirs to give.
The Gifts of Gold Gala Event was a smash hit in every way, from the outstanding hors d’oeurves and refreshments, all prepared from the pages of Gifts of Gold, to the stunning decor, created by Felicia, Daphne, and friends. Lillian, Rick, and Joey are wonderful interviewers and, with everyone there to celebrate Felicia’s much deserved success, there are lots of sweet moments in the video. Thank you Sista Felicia for a wonderfully memorable evening!
If you were in church at 9am on Easter Sunday instead of listening to the radio, your reward is below: listen to a podcast of Aurelia Nelson’s interview, on her North Shore 104.9 show Curtain Up, with YMCA Teen & Camping Services Director, Rick Doucette and Christian O’Donnell, one of the teen leaders who is going on the New Orleans trip during April Vacation.
You can see a complete list of all teens going on the trip here.
It’s not too late to get tickets to Saturday’s Mardi Gras in April concert, that will help pay for the trip, featuring Henri Smith and Charles Neville at the historic Larcom Theatre in Beverly. Here’s a video of these two New Orleans greats at Celebrate Gloucester in 2010.
Get tickets here and help local teens pay for their April Vacation service learning trip.
For the fourth year, Gloucester’s Rick Doucette, YMCA Teen & Camping Services director, is taking teens and chaperons from North Shore YMCAs to New Orleans during April Vacation to help people rebuild the City and even the Bayou — they plant trees as well as repair homes.
This trip works wonders on many levels: local teens are immersed in New Orleans culture; they feel the joy of having a profoundly positive impact on other people’s lives; they experience first-hand how working together builds a stronger community.
Most kids goof off during April vacation. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a firm believer in giving kids free-time to explore the world and become themselves. But something vital touches me when I hear that 47 local teens are going to donate their vacation time to work hard on a construction site or in a swamp so that people 1500 miles away can have a better life.
That’s one reason why Vickie and I are producing a concert next Saturday, April 6, featuring New Orleans natives Henri Smith & Charles Neville to help raise money for this trip. Last year, we sold out Minglewood Tavern on Mardi Gras, so we decided to take it to another level this year and host it at the historic Larcom Theatre in Beverly (more about that here).
Here’s a list of the adventurous teens who are going on the trip and the YMCA they belong to. Let’s honor them by helping to raise money so their parents don’t have to pay for their kids to work during April Vacation.
|BEVERLY YMCA||LYNCH VAN OTERLOO YMCA|
|Meghan Cafferty||Emma Knittle|
|Elizabeth Coughlin||Renee Pavolich|
|Anna Gibson||Emily Peugh|
|Nicholas Jalbert||Adam Rodgers|
|Rebecca Salah||SALEM YMCA|
|CAPE ANN YMCA||Catherine Marcoux|
|Michael Collins||Hannah Morin|
|Frederick Doucette Jr||Jakob Murtaugh|
|Christian O’Donnell||Will Parr|
|Kevin Redmond||Morgan Rogers|
|Conor Williamson||Aiden Scrimgeour|
|Zachary White||Shannon Tucker|
|Tyler Bailey-Jerome||Elektra Tzannus Newman|
|Molly White||Madeline Wiryo|
|Leia Sturtevant||Brenna Burke|
|Nicole Klink Marin||Ian Carter|
|Nicole Williamson||Nathaniel Clark|
|Shannon Gallagher||Catherine Coleman|
|John Brisson||Audrey Delgado|
|Zeke Pasquarelli||Chase Duffin|
|Jared Marshall||Jaclyn Jermym|
|Austin Sousa||Cole Jermym|
|Steven Verga||Abby Sherwood|
TONS! As you can see by this photo of a small section of Main St. The whole street was this packed.
If you were there in July, you know what we’re talking about. If not, come down tomorrow and you’ll see what we mean.
And speaking of Kid activities: Just look at this photo to the right. Kids with painted faces, balloons in hand playing chess after dark in the middle of the street! How cool is that? Only in Glosta!
Be sure to visit Kid Town run by YMCA Kid & Teen Guru, Rick Doucette, who also makes all the balloon animals.
One of Allen’s early songs (written during his first batch of 30 songs about 40 years ago), Brandy Jane has become a favorite of many people.
Allen is gimmesound’s Artist of the week and sings this and 3 other wonderful songs on his Local Music Seen special, which premieres Wednesday at 6:30pm on Cape Ann TV Channel 12.
You can catch Allen at the Rhumb Line tonight with Orville Giddings and some surprise guests. See full lineup here.
And don’t forget the Mardi Gras benefit for Y Teens on Tuesday when Grammy winner Charles Neville joins Henri Smith and his band New Orleans Friends & Flavours. Call 979-281-0223 for tickets
Lunch & Dinner @ Latitude 43 and tonight’s concert @ Minglewood Tavern support Y Teens Rebuild New Orleans III trip to New Orleans — all day long. In this video, Rick Doucette tells you how to enter to win a free week of summer camp just by wearing your T shirt!
Mardi Gras with Henri Smith feat. Charles Neville TOMORROW 7:30 Benefit for Y TEENS REBUILD NEW ORLEANS III
Don’t miss Grammy-winner Charles Neville with Henri Smith and a special Mardi Gras band featuring plenty of brass & percussion at Minglewood Tavern tomorrow at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 in advance (that means get them today) and $20 at the door. 10% of revenue from tickets, food & drink benefits Y TEENS REBUILD NEW ORLEANS III trip.
Don’t forget Allen Estes is gimmesound’s artist of the week and you can see him sing one of his most popular new songs, Beautiful Stranger, here (not yet available on any cd).