Keeping The Project Local!
Floating Is An Art!
Pouring the floor in the retail section- Common Crow Construction Update!
Floating Is An Art!
Pouring the floor in the retail section- Common Crow Construction Update!
Great Gifts and No Better Way To Show Your Cape Ann Pride Watch Video To See If You Won!
Proceeds from the license plate will be used to benefit promotion, economic development and education initiatives for Cape Ann and the Cape Ann communities of Essex, Gloucester, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Rockport.
After an extensive design submission and voting process, the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce the winning design for the Cape Ann License plate. The winning design was chosen after nearly 2,000 votes were received from the Cape Ann community through online and ballot voting. The design was created by local Rockport artist, Annalei Babson, from Coveside Designs.
Download the Cape Ann License Plate Application
Home Solar Evaluation At Brian O’Connor’s East Gloucester House
As part of our ongoing series since National Grid went up 37% on Elecricity prices we interviewed Kevin Prickett who came out to East Gloucester to do a Home Solar Evaluation. According to the Kevin, not only do you save money, but if your home qualifies, you actually will get back more than you put in. Watch the video to listen to how it works and if you are interested sign up for a Free Evaluation for yourself. The way he explained it is that Deval Patrick signed something into action that calls for National Grid to have a certain percentage of homes using renewable energy by a certain date. If they don’t reach that quota, they will be fined three times the cost to the Government. Currently from what he says there are less than 2% of households taking advantage of the program so there is this huge pool of money available for the smart people who make the call and take advantage. Our goal is to educate our readership and to get as many of us to be inside of that 2% of the smart people who are getting something back for the money they are putting in.
Update: just got a text from Brian O’Connor who just told me that if his house qualifies, not only would he have no electric bill but he would get a check in the mail.
For Parts 1-15 of our Electricity Saving and Home Comfort Series-
Down the dock we’re constantly sloshing around in water or herring juice that drips out of the fish totes an inevitably on top of your feet.
If you want to keep your feet dry you have options.
You can wear clunky boots that come up to your knees or calf but when you’re on your feet for 12 hour days heavy boots are just not a great choice.
Enter Bogs. I discovered the low cut “Journey” style Bogs a couple of years ago and since then it’s all I wear down the dock (and around town for work) year round. They are just incredibly comfortable but at the same time keep my feet dry.
Much like my love for Dry Fit shirts Bogs use moisture wicking technology and with the combination of keeping your feet dry from outside elements like herring juice or the water from the lobster tanks splashing all over the place and then wicking the moisture away when you sweat, Bogs just provide an unmatched combination of comfort, dryness level and quality that I just haven’t been able to duplicate with any other boot.
I just got a pair of the Tillamook Bay Bogs. They’re just like the Journey. Low cut and comfy while keeping my feet dry.
You can get them at Palazolas downtown and if they don’t have the style you want they will get it for you.
Our friend Aurelia Nelson just keeps the local stars coming on her fascinating North Shore 104.9 radio show Curtain Up and tomorrow (Sunday) is no exception. Local singer/songwriters Chelsea Berry and Bang-A-Song Studio owner Tony Goddess will be Aurelia’s guests. Worth getting up to listen in at 9am!
Here’s an example of the excellent results Chelsea & Tony got collaborating on Chelsea’s latest solo CD:
The Video and then the highlights-
Mike Lindberg’s Video
Jame’s Eves Video-
Marty Luster Video-
Nothing- And I Mean Nothing Came Close To The 3 Hours of Non Stop Laughing We Had Back At The House After Watching BJ’s All Time Classic Melt Down After He Lost His Glasses (Click the bottom right of the video for the all time classic audio)
And Then Diesel Comes Up Big With The Recovery Effort-
While At Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth interviewing for part of our Electricty and Home Heating and Energy Saving Series Carol Cataldo walked in to talk about the route she took to heat her rental unit and the reasons she went the route of pellet burning chimney insert.
To sign up for your free energy assessment and get all that free stuff from Next Step-
The Gloucester Times Taste of The Times Is Hosting Felicia’s Video Today check it out-
St. Lucia is the patron saint of the city of Syracuse (Sicily), where she was born. Celebrations take place on the 13th of December and in May. St. Lucy is also popular among children in some regions of North-Eastern Italy, namely Trentino, East Lombardy (Bergamo, Brescia, Cremona and Mantua), parts of Veneto, (Verona), parts of Emilia-Romagna, (Piacenza, Parma and Reggio Emilia), and all of Friuli, where she brings gifts to good children and coal to bad ones the night between December 12 and 13. She arrives in the company of a donkey and her escort, Castaldo. Children are asked to leave some coffee for Lucia, some flour for the donkey and bread for Castaldo. They must not watch Santa Lucia delivering these gifts, or she will throw ashes in their eyes, temporarily blinding them. In Sicily and among the Sicilian diaspora, cuccìa is eaten in memory of Saint Lucy’s miraculous averting of famine.
If you’ve been following the Electricity Savings and Home Heating and Comfort Series I’ve been doing then here you go with part 7. We started in Parts 1 and Part 2 with Next Step Home Energy Assesments in which my mom got over 30 new lightbulbs, electronic thermostats, energy efficient showerheads and powerstrips all for free. In Part 3 Art Bevilacqua Educates Us about how energy prices are established and how we are paying for Home energy audits and free energy efficient equipment even if we don’t take advantage of the program. Part 6 gave us energy efficiency tips for your washing machine and for snowbirds who leave their homes for sunny climes during the winter.
If you want to take advantage of awesome programs available to you right now for zero out of pocket like my mom did and we spoke about in the first parts of the series then sign up for your own energy efficiency assessment and get a ton of free lightbulbs, power strips, electronic thermostats that will turn down the heat at night or while you’re at work automatically, and efficient showerheads.
For those of you who signed up for the Free Home Energy Audit and Free Energy Efficient Lightbulbs and Other Equipment , please leave me a comment on how well it went for you.
Next we go into alternative fuels in a three part sub series filmed at Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth:
Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth is Located at 7 Pond Road Gloucester MA. Phone # 978-283-1119
Part I of the sub series talks about the different types of products available to heat your home
Updates 1,2 and 3-
John talks about the Ukulele resurgence on Cape Ann
The Next Uke Night is December 15
Ukuele Hootenanny with John Hicks
6:30-8 p.m. |Third Monday each month
GloucesterCast 107 With Dennis and Jessica Alves, Kim Smith, Leslie Heffron and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 12/7/14
Topics Include: Dennis and Jessica Alves, Kim Smith, Leslie Heffron, John Hicks Ukelele Guy, Jillian LaFlam Wins GloucesterCast Subscriber Contest #3 A Custom Paulie Walnuts Framed Sketch, GloucesterCast Podcast New Subscriber Contest #4 Will Win A 2015 Dinner Dealer Deck A Dinner Dealer Deck Will Go To One Of The First Ten New Subscribers To The GloucesterCast Subscribe to Enter Here, Best Yankee Swap /Christmas Gift Idea Has To Be A Dinner Dealer Deck, GMG XMAS PARTY December 19th 6PM For People That Are GMG Google+ Community Group Members You Got Your Invite with the info Click To Join The GMG Google+ Community Group Here, Paul Morrison Covering Santa’s Arrival In Rockport Aboard The Freemantle Doctor, Craig Kimberley’s Rockport Tool Company Video, Round Table- What Would You Like To See At The Tool Company In Rockport?, Kim Smith Crushes Ladies Night Awareness With A Vine Social Media Awareness Post, Cheese Heaven, Who Is Steering The Downtown Group?, Jessica Alves Beautiful Ring and Baby Emerson, Kim Gets First Shots Of Pinoli In Former Space Occupied By Alchemy,Lots of Insider Scoop About Pinoli (must listen for restaurant insider buffs), Sclafanis Pizza Poll, Sweet Sauce vs Savory Pizza Sauce, Qi Massage Chairs At The Magic Scarf Downtown Gloucester, Thai Choice, Using Percentages, Rolling Stone Retracts Rape Story.
GloucesterCast Podcast New Subscriber Contest #4 Will Win A 2015 Dinner Dealer Deck A Dinner Dealer Deck Will Go To One Of The First Ten New Subscribers To The GloucesterCast Subscribe to Enter Here
To purchase Dinner Dealer Decks Direct From Dennis and Jess and Emerson – https://www.dinnerdealer.com/decks/
Enjoy a picture perfect autumn day at Rockport’s HarvestFest. Featuring
local and regional farmers and slow-crafted food producers, businesses and
organizations. No unicorns in this video but it ends with a rainbow!
Cape Ann TV
So I’ve been totally obsessed with helping my mom save money and being more comfortable at home so this is the latest and I 100% recommend that you take advantage of this free program like my mom did.
If you don’t like saving money without any cost to you whatsoever then stop reading right now.
If you want to take advantage of awesome programs available to you right now for zero out of pocket then watch the video and sign up for your own energy efficiency assessment and get a ton of free lightbulbs, power strips, electronic thermostats that will turn down the heat at night or while you’re at work automatically, and efficient showerheads.
My mom got-
Over thirty free lightbulbs that use 10 watts vs 65 watts, free energy efficient shower heads, power strips and a whole report detailing more steps she can take to save even more. If you are planning to insulate your house and put in more efficient heating systems theres even more free stuff and zero percent financing for more intense things.
To read more and see the photos click below-
From TED TALKS:
When 27-year-old Pete Frates injured his wrist in a baseball game, he got an unexpected diagnosis: it wasn’t a broken bone, it was ALS. Better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS causes paralysis and death—there is no cure. And still, Pete saw an opportunity to drive awareness about the disease. In a brave talk, his mom Nancy Frates tells the story of how the family developed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and took great pleasure in seeing everyone from Justin Timberlake to Bill Gates take part. If you accepted the challenge, please take the next step: share this talk as you did your challenge video.
Two men were on a boat in a fjord in Norway, then 6 gigantic whales decided to show up