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2015 Rocky Neck Polar Plunge

2015 Rocky Neck PlungeSarah Grow for the Open Door Food Pantry

2015 Rocky Neck Plunge ©Kim Smith 2015With below average temperature and wicked wind, the 2015 Rocky Neck Polar Plunge Open Door Food Pantry Fundraiser was a plunge to remember. Dru, pictured above and below, reports that it wasn’t too bad running towards, or even diving in. The worst was running back to the beach against the bitter biting blast that had picked up during the event, and the fact that he couldn’t feel his feet!

Hats Off and Congratulations to All You Brave Polar-Plunging Souls!

2015 Rocky Neck Plunge  Dru Anne Malveaux©Kim Smith 2015

Dru and Anne Malvaux

2015 Rocky Neck Plunge -3©Kim Smith 2015

2015 Rocky Neck Plunge -2 ©Kim Smith 2015

2015 Rocky Neck Plunge Emma Duckworht ©Kim Smith 2015Emma Duckworth

2015 Rocky Neck Plunge Meadow Michelle Anderson ©Kim Smith 2015Michelle and Meadow Getting Ready to Plunge

2015 Rocky Neck Plunge Emma Nicole Jude Duckworth ©Kim Smith 2015Emma, Nicole, and Jude

2015 Rocky Neck Plunge Michelle, Chris, Atticus, Meadow ©Kim Smith 2015Michelle, Chris, Atticus, and Meadow

2015 Rocky Neck Plunge Donna Ardizonni Pete Lovasco ©Kim Smith 2015Donna and Pete

2015 Rocky Neck Plunge Nicole Jude Emma Ben ©Kim Smith 2015Emma, Nicole, Ben, Jude, and David Calvo

2015 Rocky Neck Plunge Nicole aand Jude©Kim Smith 2015Nicole and Jude

2015 Rocky Neck Plunge Catherine Paul McGeary Karen Ristuben©Kim Smith 2015Karen Ristuben and Catherine and Paul McGeary back at the Cultural Center for hot cocoa and cookies.

GloucesterCast 12/26/14 With Toby Pett, Kim Smith, Nichole Schrafft and Host Joey Ciaramitaro #GloucesterMA

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GloucesterCast 12/26/14 With Toby Pett, Kim Smith, Nichole Schrafft and Host Joey Ciaramitaro

Topics Include: Taping with The Blue Yeti, Guests Toby Pett, Kim Smith, Nichole Schrafft, Host Joey Ciaramitaro, Hockey Moms, D Small and His Kwanza Bowtie, Food Coma At Sista Felicias, Middle Street Is A Cool Place To Live, Christmas Rundown, Shout Out To Joe Marcantonio For Holiday Seafood, 7lb Banza In Three Days, Turkey For Christmas?,  Canada Goose Arctic Program Jackets, Relative Bargains, Restoration Hardware Robe, Ray Borque Wears His Canada Goose Jacket, Grit Pod Hockey Bag, Marmot Outerwear, Kim’s Camera, Rocky Neck Plunge Oakes Cove Beach, Bertha’s, Open Door Food Pantry, Joey’s Problem With Ugly Sweater Contests, The Phrase “Jump The Shark”, Giblees, Coogi Sweaters, North Shore Shopping Center and Liberty Tree Mall For The Holidays In The Old Days, Nichole Schrafft Holiday Vacation To-Do Picks, Joey Is A Grumpy Hungry Bear, Talbot Rink, Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, North Shore Kid, Check Out The Clam Post- Texting An Elf, Do You Think The Clamistas Use Online Collaborative Tools?, Joey’s Zero Success Rate In  Getting GMG Contributors To Use Online Collaborative Tools, Global Shark Tracker, Ukulele Christmas Sin-A-Long, Foreign Affairs Is Closed Til Some Time In February, Dinner Dealer Deck, Duckworth Bistrot Closed For January, New Year’s Plans, Rockport Rockin New Year’s Eve, Don’t Forget To Subscribe To The Podcast Here For A Chance To With the Cape Pond Ice Mug Generously Donated By Donna Ardizzoni

podcasticon1GMG Podacst #110 Joey Toby -2 ©Kim Smith 2014

2014 Rocky Neck Plunge Tomorrow at 2PM

Hi Joey,
This is a Video of the Rocky Neck Plunge 2013
What great time!
The Rocky Neck Plunge will take place on New Year� Day at 2:00PM
at Oaks Cove Beach on Stevens Lane
There will be a van at the corner of Wonson Street and Stevens Lane to collect
non-perishable food donations for The Open Door Food Panty so bring along some
goods to help fill it up (checks are also welcome).
Recommend View in HD at 1080p or 720p
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frMPh3Bf81o
Herb Wennerberg video

Joey’s Calling You Out to Take the Plunge

rocky neck plunge call

Always a great time, whether you plunge or just come to cheer on the plungers!  The Rocky Neck Plunge will take place on New Year’s Day at 2:00PM at Oaks Cove Beach on Stevens Lane with a body and innards warming after party immediately following at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street with chowda and hot chocolate.  A perfect way to start the new year – having fun and being part of this unique community.  Who says nothing happens on Rocky Neck in the winter?!

There will be a van at the corner of Wonson Street and Stevens Lane to collect non-perishable food donations for The Open Door Food Panty so bring along some goods to help fill it up (checks are also welcome).

E.J. Lefavour

This is for You!

pre new years party

This is the last weekend of the Rocky Neck Holiday Art & Fine Crafts Festival, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4:00PM with a Pre New Years Party from 2-4:00 on Sunday, December 29.  After all the rushing around and shopping for family, friends, and others, this is your opportunity to get something nice for yourself.  Our Pre News Years party will feature bubbly and snacks, and will be a celebration of a great holiday festival and year of wonderful exhibits and programming at the Cultural Center.  Please join us.

And don’t forget the Rocky Neck Plunge on New Year’s Day 2:00 at Oaks Cove Beach with a warm up after party at the Center.  Great fun, whether you plunge or not.  Don’t forget to bring some non perishables for the Open Door Food Pantry collection.

E.J. Lefavour

More 2013 Rocky Neck Plunge Photos From Len Burgess

2013 Rocky Neck Plunge Pics From Cheryl Grey

2013 Rocky Neck Plunge Photos From Abbie Flynn

Zip Line Kid Shoots GMG Plunge Prep

Using his new Christmas present, the Zip Line Kid completes his first photo shoot assignment for GMG.  I think the kid’s got a future at this!

Hope To See You All At The Rocky Neck Plunge Jan 1 at Oakes Cove Beach- Don’t Forget Some Non-Perishables For The Open Door!

The 2013 Rocky Neck Plunge will be held  Jan. 1st at 11 am

If you’re a FOB we want you there and don’t forget to bring some grub for Open Door.

From Cathy McCarthy-

Hey Joey,

The Annual Rocky Neck Plunge will be held on Jan. 1st….2013 at 11 am..

Once again, we will be hosting a food drive for The Open Door.. ‘

Items most needed::

Tuna, 100% juice, Soups, Peanut Butter, Pasta Sauce, Breakfast Cereal , Baking Items.

They requested no glass bottles. We collected over 600 lbs last year and would love to be able to hit that mark,plus more..

We will do our traditional poem by George Sibley at 11 am. and then the plunge…

Much Thanks Joey,

Cathy McCarthy

Alicia and Chris At Mamie’s Kitchen Offering Free Coffee and World’s Greatest Coffee Roll To Rocky Neck Polar Plungers

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Hey Joey,
We are bummed we can not make it to the Plunge but in honor of our absence
we invite all the plungers (is that a word) in for a FREE coffee and FREE coffee roll
to warm their hearts before the Rocky Neck Polar Plunge!
We are open 7am to 2pm New Years Day!
Happy New Year!
Alicia & Chris
Mamie’s Kitchen

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After The Rocky Neck Plunge Hot Coffee, Hot Chocolate and Fish Chowder At The Cultural Center on Rocky Neck

Brenda Malloy Forwards-

FYI~
There will be a post swim get together open to all at The Cultural Center on Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson St. (site of former Christian Science Church), just down the street from where the swim will take place.  There will be hot coffee, hot chocolate and fish chowder served for everyone.  If you have not seen The Center yet, this is a wonderful opportunity to see what is going on there.   Hope to see you there!  If you’d like to bring some donuts or muffins, feel free!  PEACE!

P&V’s LOL #7: You’re freezing when it’s colder than your age

Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit

Of course, this LOL is only true for those of us who use the temperature scale developed by the inventor of the mercury thermometer, Mr. Fahrenheit.

This Law of Life, was inspired by Kevin Ricci of The Village Restaurant in Essex, whose answer to my question about why he always vacations in warm climates was, “I just don’t like when it’s colder than my age.”

It didn’t take me long to realize that Kevin was on to something.  You can easily test this law by asking yourself at what temperature do you feel like you’re freezing.  As predicted, that temperature (for me) is right about my age, which is considerably warmer than either the air or water will be tomorrow, hence the reason I will NOT be taking the plunge.  (There’s part 1 of your answer to this post, Joey.)

Last year Vickie took the plunge, but she’s a year older now.  More importantly, she’s a lot wiser, so she will not be taking the plunge either (part 2 of the answer).  Now the Zip Line Kid, is certainly young enough not to feel freezing in 45 degree water, but his commentary in yesterday’s video was so good that he’ll be filming instead of plunging (part 3 of the answer).  So we’ll bring donations to the Open Door, a camera, a commentator and plenty of enthusiasm for those young enough and/or crazy enough to plunge tomorrow.

But before we even think about tomorrow, we just have to point out just how much music is available tonight MORE THAN 70 SHOWS TO CHOOSE FROM!   See the full NYE schedule here.

Here’s a wintry video from 25 years ago to get you into the NYE and plunge spirit:

These girls ROCK, but their version omits the 2nd half of the bridge from Simon & Garfunkel’s original.  Does anybody know what those lyrics are?  Here’s some help:

 

Some Notables Who Have Not Chimed In On The 2012 Rocky Neck Pledge To Plunge List…

The 2013 Rocky Neck Plunge will be held  Jan. 1st at 11 am

Here are some GMG FOBs who have yet to pledge to plunge-

The Van Ness Clan,  Mayor Kirk and Bill, Marty Luster, EJ,  Patrick Ryan, Father Green, , Greg Bover, Gloucester Newcomers Rich Bean, Brooke and Tristan Welty, Len Burgess, Ron Gilson, Janet Rice,Rob Hall and Beth Swan (they’re married), Elinor Teele, Anthony Marks, Joan Kimberley, Toby Pett, Doug and Gloria Parsons, Bex, Alice Gardner, Maggie Rosa, Solange Baumann,  Shewsberry, Joey Ciolino, Denny Cunningham, Marty Morgan, Misti and Larry from Glosta Joes, Katherine Richmond, Bob Ryan, Paulie Walnuts, Judy Wilburn, Al Bezanson, Thom Falzarano, David Cox, Tom Philbrook, Brenda Davis, Kathy Chapman Scrobie, Meg Lee,  Andrea Holbrook, James and Anna Eves, Kevin From New Jersey, Bill O’Connor and B, Litter Lady, Patty Goulart, Carol McKenna, Terry Del Percio, Sinikka Nogelo, Laureen Maher, Martin Del Vecchio, The Destinos Kimberley Funk and Bradley Sheetz, Sheree DeLorenzo, Gail Guitarr, Heidi Wakman, CammyGramm, Bruce McDonald, The Grows,   ect ect ect.

If you’re a FOB we want you there and don’t forget to bring some grub for Open Door.

From Cathy McCarthy-

Hey Joey,

The Annual Rocky Neck Plunge will be held on Jan. 1st….2013 at 11 am..

Once again, we will be hosting a food drive for The Open Door.. ‘

Items most needed::

Tuna, 100% juice, Soups, Peanut Butter, Pasta Sauce, Breakfast Cereal , Baking Items.

They requested no glass bottles. We collected over 600 lbs last year and would love to be able to hit that mark,plus more..

We will do our traditional poem by George Sibley at 11 am. and then the plunge…

Much Thanks Joey,

Cathy McCarthy

Rocky Neck Plunge Countdown- 6 DAYS!!!!!! Comment and Get On the Pledge To Plunge List!

Here’s the IN List-

Pledge list- Joey C, Paul Morrison and Rubber MF Duck, Donna Ardizzoni, Rick and Ericka Hyam, Karen Ristuben, Ed Collard, Heather Smidt and Nick Zagami, The Anderson clan is IN, colleen apostolos-marsh, Melissa and Bill Cox, Gabe, BJ, Will, Amandacakes, Alicia Pensarosa, Steve Noble, Stephanie and some other idiots, Lindle Willnow, Zamira, Barry Cuda Pollock

Rocky Neck Plunge Countdown- 6 DAYS!!!!!! Comment and Get On the Pledge To Plunge List!

Pledge list- Joey C, Paul Morrison and Rubber MF Duck, Rick and Ericka Hyam, Karen Ristuben, Ed Collard, Heather Smidt and Nick Zagami, The Anderson clan is IN, colleen apostolos-marsh,

From Cathy McCarthy-

Hey Joey,

The Annual Rocky Neck Plunge will be held on Jan. 1st….2013 at 11 am..

Once again, we will be hosting a food drive for The Open Door.. ‘

Items most needed::

Tuna, 100% juice, Soups, Peanut Butter, Pasta Sauce, Breakfast Cereal , Baking Items.

They requested no glass bottles. We collected over 600 lbs last year and would love to be able to hit that mark,plus more..

We will do our traditional poem by George Sibley at 11 am. and then the plunge…

Much Thanks Joey,

Cathy McCarthy

If you haven’t Plunged before let me tell you there is no better way to start the year. Conquer some fears, step outside your “normal”, ring in the new year with friends and family and start the New Year off funky fresh on Rocky Neck.

ANYONE and I MEAN ANYONE that has done it in the past comes back to do it again because it is so uplifting and exhilarating.

Won’t you join US?!!!

Pics From Last Year Via Manny Simoes-

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Will You Be Plunging? Write in your pledge to plunge in the comment of this post

Joey C-In!

Oh Yeah Baby! It’s The Rocky Neck Plunge Pledge List Time

This just in from Cathy McCarthy

Hey Joey,

The Annual Rocky Neck Plunge will be held on Jan. 1st….2013 at 11 am..

Once again, we will be hosting a food drive for The Open Door.. ‘

Items most needed::

Tuna, 100% juice, Soups, Peanut Butter, Pasta Sauce, Breakfast Cereal , Baking Items.

They requested no glass bottles. We collected over 600 lbs last year and would love to be able to hit that mark,plus more..

We will do our traditional poem by George Sibley at 11 am. and then the plunge…

Much Thanks Joey,

Cathy McCarthy

If you haven’t Plunged before let me tell you there is no better way to start the year.  Conquer some fears, step outside your “normal”, ring in the new year with friends and family and start the New Year off funky fresh on Rocky Neck.

ANYONE and I MEAN ANYONE that has done it in the past comes back to do it again because it is so uplifting and exhilarating.

Won’t you join US?!!!

Pics From Last Year Via Manny Simoes-

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2012 Rocky Neck Plunge Photos From Betty Pijut

2012 Rocky Neck Plunge Pics From Fellow Plunger Skip Montello

More Rocky Neck Plunge

2012 Rocky Neck Plunge Video From Sista Felicia

Happy New Year! Rocky Neck Plunge

Rocky Neck Plunge 2012

2012 Rocky Neck Plunge Photo From Tucker Destino

Rocky Neck Plunge Info From Cathy Mccarthy

Susan LaRosa 2012 Rocky Neck Plunge Pics

Videos-

Will You Be Plunging?  Write in your pledge to plunge in the comment of this post

Joey C-In!

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