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CAPE POND ICE FEATURED ON FOX NEWS!

Scott Memhard writes, “Hi all – We are thrilled to have our Cape Pond Ice, Gloucester historic Ice House tour featured last night on FOX 61 TV’s Connecticut “Day Trippers” program.

Sarah Cody & her FOX 61 film crew visited Monday, and got a lot of great footage of ice company & Gloucester harbor action at Fort Wharf.”

See full story here:

http://fox61.com/2016/06/09/keep-cool-this-summer-at-historic-cape-pond-ice-in-gloucester-massachusetts/

 

ICE HOUSE ART HOUSE!

IceHouse Cape Pond Ice copyrightKim SmithCheck out the fantastic new gallery above Cape Pond Ice. The space is undergoing some changes but can’t you just imagine what a gorgeous gallery it will make? To debut the gallery, on display are Sue Memhard’s beautiful dreamlike series of paintings. Sue was Scott’s cousin. She passed away several years ago. Sue painted and lived in Wayland with her husband Jim Crisp. I had the pleasure of meeting Jim at the gallery today and you can too. Stop in tomorrow, Sunday, for the official grand opening of Ice House Art House.

Sue Memhard copyright Kim SmithSue Memhard self-portrait with husband Jim and cat

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For more information about Sue’s paintings, poetry, and books visit Sue Memhard here.

Ice House Art House is open tomorrow from 10am to 3pm. 

Scott Memhard copyright Kim SmithWard One City Councilor and Cape Pond Ice Proprietor Scott  Memhard

Ten Pound Island Cape Pond ice copyright Kim SmithView from the Ice House Art House roof deck. I bet this view looks spectacular in late day light!

 

NEW GALLERY DEBUTING THIS WEEKEND: ART AT THE ICE HOUSE!

Debuting at this weekend’s Harbortown Arts Festival, we are pleased to announce our new “ART @ the Ice House” gallery at Cape Pond Ice Company, Fort Wharf, 104 Commercial Street, Gloucester.

We will be hosting an Open House / Gallery launch Saturday, Sunday &Monday, May 28 – 30, from 10 am – 3 pm.  A special retrospective of the paintings and art of Sue Memhard (1941-2011) will be featured. www.SueMemhard.com for more information about Sue’s life, creative passions, work and art.

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Gallery space to exhibit is also available – painting, pottery, sculpture & photography – so please contact us if interested in showing with us this summer. Email:  office@capepondice.com  Fort Wharf Arts Collective, Gallery @ Cape Pond Ice Company.

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GloucesterCast 174 With @CapePondIceCo Scott Memhard, @KimSmithDesigns @DonnaArd & @Joey_C Taped 3/22/16 #GloucesterMA #Podcast

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GloucesterCast 174 With @CapePondIceCo Scott Memhard, @KimSmithDesigns @DonnaArd & @Joey_C Taped 3/22/16

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Topics Include:

April 9th Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Info April 9th at Camp Spindrift- Come Enjoy The day with Us!

Dave Moore sent Donna stuff- I wanna hear the story about how Dave Moore Met His Korean wife

The Magnolia Art In The Schoolhouse Show details here

Beauport Princess for Easter Brunch

Duckworths’ Bistrot

One Hour At a Time Gang- Like Them On Facebook Here

Where:                 Main and Rogers

Time:                    8:00 – 9:00

When:                  Saturday, March 26, 2016

St Joseph and Easter Back To Back
Local Candy Joints For Easter candy

Joe Scarborough Does The Unthinkable And Tells Hillary Clinton To Smile

(Salon)I only described MSNBC host Joe Scarborough’s subtweet of Hillary Clinton as annoying to keep the trolls out. But let’s be honest, it’s subversively sexist. Call it casual sexism, call it ever day sexism, call whatever you’d like, but it’s flippant, cavalier and annoying at best and sexist in all likelihood.

Have you ever been accused of not smiling and does it drive you up a wall?

(Mashable)At this point, men have to know better than to tell a woman to smile. Hillary Clinton had an incredible night during Tuesday’s primaries, locking down Florida and sealing a surprise win in Ohio. But Joe Scarborough, host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, thought she could have acted, like, a little happier about it.

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Ten Pound Island Meeting recap and Thoughts

Inviting Steve Douglass on to talk about tentative plans

Thursday 5:00 Mayor Sefatia- Thoughts and Concerns about Ten Pound Island at City Hall

 

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TEN POUND ISLAND: RECOGNIZING ITS PAST AND PLOTTING ITS FUTURE

Presentation by Ward One Councilor Scott Memhard tonight at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center. To learn more and see the full power point presentation come to the meeting at 7pm at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center..

“Perhaps the most innovative idea in the report is to consider creating a community boat house — possibly similar to the house boats moored along the Annisquam River — and a dock upon Ten Pound Island that could host the Gloucester High School and YMCA community sailing and boating skills programs, as well as other public programs and access for rowing and kayaking.”                           ~ Mayor’s Ad-Hoc Recreational Boating Committee, 2016

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Ten Pound Island Timeline

1644 Early settlers graze rams on the Island.

1817 Mariner Amos Story famously reports seeing a sea serpent (along with many others) near the Island. See account below.

1821 Ten Pound Island Lighthouse Station is established to safely guide mariners through Gloucester’s Inner Harbor.

1833-1849 Amos Story serves as Ten Pound Island Lighthouse Keeper.

1880 Winslow Homer stays with the lighthouse keeper during the summer creating over 50 watercolor paintings.

1881 Present conical cast iron tower, lined with brick, replaces original stone tower. Wooden keepers house is constructed.

1889 U.S. Fish and lobster hatchery is established.

1925 U.S. Coast Guard establishes first in the country air station, primarily to capture rumrunners during Prohibition.

1940 Lighthouse keeper’s wife Evelyn Hopkins honors Edward Snow, the Flying Santa who dropped Christmas presents from a plane for lighthouse keepers’ children, by nailing “Merry Christmas” boldly in newspaper, which could be read from the sky.

1954 Fish hatchery abandoned.

1956 Ten Pound island Light Station is decommissioned and replaced by a modern optic. The original fresnel lens is on display at the Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland.

1965 Keepers dwelling razed.

1988 The Lighthouse Preservation Society initiates restoration of Ten Pound Island Light.

1989 A modern optic was installed atop the tower and relit as a Federal aid to navigation.

1995 The oil house is restored.

1996 -1997 (*Possibly longer, checking dates) Shuttle to and from the Island is provided by the Gloucester Harbor Shuttle.

Currently, Ten Pound Island serves as an active aid to navigation.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COMMUNITY ~ CELEBRATING THE NEW PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN GLOUCESTER SEAFOOD PROCESSING AND FISHERMEN’S WHARF WITH 99 RESTAURANTS

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Today before an international delegation from the Seafood Expo North America held at the Gloucester House Restaurant luncheon, Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken announced a brand new partnership between Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub, Gloucester Seafood Processing, and Fishermen’s Wharf.  Ninety Nine will source local seafood from Gloucester to all of its 105 New England restaurants.

“The City of Gloucester would like to thank the Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub for this new business opportunity for the Gloucester seafood industry. The relationship between our city and the Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub would not have happened if it were not for the strength of Gloucester seafood and its world-renowned products, ” said Mayor Theken

“The Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub is based here in Massachusetts and as part of our culture, we strive to build local partnerships with communities across the region. We see today’s announcement, and our decisions to contract Gloucester Seafood as a smart way to support our efforts to offer healthy, fresh, local options to our guests,” said President Charlie Noyes. “We are proud to support the local economy and offer Gloucester seafood to our guests given its strong reputation in the marketplace.”Gloucester House SENA2016 Innovate Gloucester -9 kimsmithdesigns.com

Gloucester House SENA2016 Innovate Gloucester kimsmithdesigns.comGloucester Fishermen’s Wives President Angela San Filippo, Maria and Sal Di Stefano

Gloucester House SENA2016 Innovate Gloucester -8 kimsmithdesigns.comChamber President Ken Riehl and Community Development’s Carol Thistle

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WANTED! Hollywood in Gloucester

Message from Scott Memhard at Cape Pond Ice:

WANTED – will exchange for new – your well worn Cape Pond Ice Navy crew neck (no hood) sweatshirts, size Medium and size Large, with our “New Style” logo – ie. the small “Cape Pond Ice – Gloucester MA – Pure Yankee Cold” on front left chest.

Folks visiting from Hollywood have a certain need – contact Scott or Larry at: coolestguys@capepondice.com if you can help  – your old sweatshirt may be famous!

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Little Italy on Main Street ~ 2014 Block Party Season Ends on a High Note!

Terri Gianni Gallo ©Kim Smith 2014Terri and Gianni Gallo with sister and friend

What fun was last night’s block party!!! The best event of the season was saved for the last, as the West End of Main Street Gloucester became “Little Italy.” The streets overflowed with hundreds of partygoers while Gianni and Terry Gallo broadcast live an episode of their new show, L’Italia Chiamò – Radio Show.L'Italia Chiamò ©Kim Smith 2014

cheese maker Luca Mignogna ©Kim Smith 2014Artisan cheese maker Luca Mignogna served samples of his outstanding cheeses as Chef Paolo La Boa created delicious appetizers of prosciutto, complemented with his signature pesto. Chef Paolo La Boa ©Kim Smith 2014The slew of Vespas parked out front of Caffe Sicilia caused everyone to stop and oogle.Vespas ©Kim Smith 2014 copy

I wished I could have stayed for the entire evening but unfortunately had to hurry home. Looking forward to next year’s Block Parties although, I don’t know how they’ll ever top last night’s event!

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Lisa Griffiths, also known as The Nutty Red Head, gets carded by Robin at the Cave–it makes her day!

Goddess Family ©Kim Smith 2014jpgThe Goddess Family ~ Franny, Tony, Samantha, and Baby Woody

Scott Memhard Lise Breen ©kim Smith 2014Scott Memhard with Hannah, Andrea, and Lise advocating for the “College Success Program in Gloucester.”

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Gloucester Celebrity ALS Ice Bucket Challenger at Cape Pond Ice ?

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Who is it ? Guess who is the latest Gloucester Celebrity ALS Ice Bucket Challenger at Cape Pond Ice ?

Who is it ?  Guess who is the latest Challenger raising awareness & funds in the Strike Out ALS – Ice Bucket Challenge Fundraiser at Cape Pond Ice ?
Who is it now, beneath that cascade of ice ???
Hint:  This is a brave local “celebrity” shouting out to friends to promote an important cause…

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And,  Andy Ziergiebel, Leo DiMecurio and Peter Couture
this past Sunday….  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=941725072509482

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and on Saturday, Kevin Barrett of Reading at Cape Pond Ice:   https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=790173539395

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Scott Memhard
Cape Pond Ice Company

A Beautiful and Moving Tribute to Carol Gray, Retiring Sawyer Free Library Director

Carol Gray  Bruce Tarr Mary Weissblum John Ronan©Kim Smith 2014John Ronan and Company (Senator Bruce Tarr, Paul McGeary, Mary Weissblum, and Scott Memhard) Reading John’s Very Humorous Poem About Carol

Carol Gray husband ©Kim Smith 2014.

The library was packed with Carol’s colleagues, friends, and well-wishers, all with hearts full of thanks and gratitude for her guiding hand throughout the library’s recent years of growth and development. Everyone spoke of Carol’s extraordinary dedication, tireless work ethic, and positive spirit during this period of great change and challenges.

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Carol Gray Bruce tarr ©Kim Smith 2014.JPGSenator Bruce Tarr Gave a Beautiful Heartfelt Speech

Thank you Carol ~ we are all going to miss you in your role as the Sawyer Free Library Director, but are so happy for you that you will be able to spend more time with your  growing family!Carol Gray ©Kim Smith 2014

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John and Sandy Ronan ©Kim Smith 2014Sandy and John Ronan

Linda Bossleman Shelia  ©Kim Smith 2014

Mary Weissblum © Kim Smith 2014Shelia and Floria ©Kim Smith 2014Shelia Blake and Floria Crowell

I’ve shared this story with friends, but thought our GMG community would like to know how Carol’s positive can-do spirit has touched a life. My Carol Gray story is just one example of thousands!

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Fish on Fridays

The Fish on Fridays series is a collaboration between Gloucester photographers Kathy Chapman and Marty Luster. Look for various aspects of Gloucester’s centuries-old fishing industry highlighted here on Fridays.

Scott Memhard, Pres. of Cape Pond Ice (http://www.capepondice.com/) fills the fish hold of FV Teresa Marie III before they set out for Georges Bank in search of Haddock.

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Video © Kathy Chapman 2014
Photos © Marty Luster 2014

Community Stuff 10/12/12

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Museum presents second lecture in the series: Who We Are Is Who We Were: Historic Businesses of Cape Ann

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The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present the second lecture in their series Who We Are is Who We Were: Historic Businesses of Cape Ann. The series looks at today’s local businesses that have thrived on Cape Ann over a hundred years. On Saturday, October 20 at 3:00 p.m. Scott Memhard, President of CAPE POND ICE COMPANY, INC., will be discussing his historic business. As part of his illustrated talk, Memhard will have historic ice harvesting tools, block ice and other tools of the trade to share with the audience. This program is free with Museum admission.

Cape Pond Ice Company was started as Gloucester Co. in 1848 by blacksmith Nathaniel R. Webster, who recognized the local fishing industry’s need for a reliable, large volume source of ice.  Prior to that time, fish – primarily halibut & cod – were preserved with salt and brine. Webster dammed a local brook and built his first ice house on what became known as Webster’s Pond; today it is the site of Veteran’s Memorial School and the Route 128 extension.  The ice industry grew rapidly, and within four years Webster built ice houses on Upper & Lower Day’s Ponds, where Foster’s Service Station is located, and on Cape Pond in Rockport, which the company is still named after.  

Almost a century and a half later, in 1983, Memhard Investment Bankers of Riverside CT became the fifth family group to own and operate Cape Pond Ice. Today, it not only provides ice to the commercial fishing industry but also the produce, poultry, and concrete industries, and to sculpture and wholesale / retail packaged ice customers.

Since “The Perfect Storm” sales of the popular “Cape Pond Ice – Gloucester – The Coolest Guys Around” t-shirts and merchandise have become a significant element of the business, including national advertising and internet sales. Over the past 29 years, in the face of dramatic declines in the commercial fishing industry, the company has implemented a strategy of diversification, requiring substantial investment in plant and technology upgrades.  The workforce increases from a year-round base of 7 to 20-30 during the busy summer season, including a fleet of ice delivery trucks.  Cape Pond Ice occupies an acre of industrial harbor-front real estate, and also has storage and distribution operations in Peabody and Lawrence, MA.

Funding for this program was made possible through a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which promotes excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences, in order to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.


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Annisquam Light photos and Historic Icehouse Tours for a rainy day

Scott Memhard writes-

Hi Joey – this photographer Bill Downey was down here at the ice co Saturday pm taking some pix, and looking for locations for a LaSalle college photography class project.  He said feel free to post his Annisquam lighthouse photos to GMG if you’d like.

We were slammed with "rainy day" tours here at the icehouse today.  Offered at 9:30, 11 am and 2 pm.

Best, Scott
Scott Memhard, President
CAPE POND ICE COMPANY, INC

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Boston’s First Night Ice Sculptures Born Right Here in Gloucester MA Pics and Videos

Christmas Eve at Cape Pond Ice I swung by and got some pictures and video of Ice being harvested for use in the ice sculptures for Boston’s First Night displays.  All week long there will be some of the world’s most renowned ice sculptors preparing the ice in sections for installation New year’s Eve in Boston.  There are some big sections featuring Boston sports icons Tom Brady and Shaq being prepped there right now. So if you go into town and see those sculptures, know they were born right here in beautiful Gloucester Massachusetts.

Scott Memhard gave us a lesson as we stood atop 300 tons of 300 lb ice cubes.  Videos tomorrow.image

Beautiful Industry- Harvesting 300 lb Blocks Of Ice At Cape Pond Ice

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Steven Rosenberg Talks With Scott Memhard In Boston Globe Article About Gloucester

Ice demand has melted away

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Scott Memhard of Cape Pond Ice has seen his harbor business drop by more than half.

Scott Memhard of Cape Pond Ice has seen his harbor business drop by more than half.

By Steven Rosenberg

Globe Staff / August 22, 2010

To read the entire article click here

thanks Chuck Cook for forwarding me the story

Memo from Cape Pond Ice

Please be assured: Cape Pond Ice is safe and acceptable – packaged ice inventories were put up before August 15 (since that date production was curtailed, by request of the Mayor’s office, to meet the City’s water crisis) , and surplus ice product is being trucked in from sources outside Gloucester to meet needs of consumers, restaurants and ice accounts through this weekend, to assure adequate safe ice supplies. Again: Cape Pond Ice is safe to use! – Scott Memhard, President & GM, Cape Pond Ice Company

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