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Mayor’s Statement on Tax Veto

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November 23, 2016

To Gloucester City Council:

At last night’s City Council meeting, we heard thoughts on the city’s tax classification, or shift, for 2017 and potential adjustments. As I stated during public testimony, I hoped the classification would maintain the same 1.06% shift, which the city has maintained for 11 years. In maintaining the current ratio during an economically uncertain time, I wanted to reassure our homeowners, families, and the elderly this administration’s goal is to help provide stability for their household budgets. Knowing our financial future gives us all a sense of security.

The claim that we become more business friendly by placing additional taxes on citizens while lowering our taxes on businesses is simply not true. Our administration has put a clear emphasis on economic development and has created a true economic engine of success. The reality is that any prospective business owner is not enticed by…

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This week at The Pub: Prix Fixe Menu with 10% of Proceeds Being Donated to Cape Ann Food Bank, Growler Discount and Live Country Music

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We have lots going on at The Pub at Cape Ann Brewing this week!

Join us for our Hoppy Thanksgiving Prix Fixe Menu.(Menu below) We will be donating 10% of all prix fixe proceeds from tonight and tomorrow night to support the Cape Ann Food Bank.

And, while you’re there – we’re running a Growler Gobbler all day tomorrow, Nov. 23rd! Buy one new Growler, get a second new growler at a refill rate.

Dust off your cowboy boots and get ready to get your Honky Tonk on because this Friday night we have live Country Music. Dave Bailin & The Bailouts will be playing from 8pm – 11pm.

We’ll see you at The Pub!

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Venison Marinated in Spiedie Sauce with Onion Stuffed With Bacon and Bacon Fat Coated Smashed Potatos On The @WeberGrills Kettle

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We’re going to tape a podcast this morning and I’ve had venison steaks marinating in Spiedie sauce for two days.  I figure since the deer meat is so lean we gotta add some fat in there somehow.  Good friends Eric Lorden and Craig Kimberley home smoked some bacon earlier in the week so what the hell, let’s mash this shit up and see how it come out.

I made a little foil tray and sliced up some bacon which I’ll use a couple different ways.

First core out the top of an onion, make some slits inside and stuff some bacon in the top.  Next slice up some more bacon and let it render some of that fat to put on the venison that Ian Fulford brought.

After cooking the onion bacon and smashed potatos using indirect high heat for about a half hour we take the lid off and…

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Vote and Vax Flu Clinic 11/8

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This Election Day, November 8th, at the Gloucester High School polling site, you can also receive your annual flu shot. Clinic times are 7 AM to 10 AM and 4 PM to 8 PM.

This clinic is open to the public. Please bring your health insurance cards.

For more information, contact Public Health Nurse, Kelley Ries, at 978-325-5266.

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Here’s The @WeberGrills O Code ’92 Redhead Kettle Restore Live Blog

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10/16/16 The subject:

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Condition: lots of rust on the legs/triangle. Missing ash sweeps rusted in ash sweep bolt. White paint dots on the faded lid.  Usual cruddy bowl.  Missing handle.  Rusted/oxidized lid vent.  Missing ash pan.

Tools:

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4AM:

Tackle the bowl with dish soap/water razor scraper/steel wool/sponge/paper towels.

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Next, what’s left of the old ash sweep system is rusted in place.  Break out the oscillating tool and cut off the bottom nubs that went through and it broke free.

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Now it’s time to clean the bottom of the bowl using the razor scraper/steel wool.

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Having the legs removed start sanding them with 150 grit sandpaper using long strokes just as is advised in the Weber Kettle Club restoration guide, and then moving up to 250 and then finishing with steel wool and then polishing.

Legs and triangle before-

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A finished leg on the left and an unfinished on the right-

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World Food Day

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Give Back By Dining Out on World Food Day

On Sunday, October 16th the Serenitee Restaurant Group will be donating a percentage of all food sales to local food-based organizations in honor of World Food Day.

A percentage of food sales from Latitude 43, Minglewood Tavern and Cala’s will be donated to The Open Door.

Here’s a complete list of local organizations, by restaurant:

Latitude 43 Minglewood TavernThe Open Door
Cala’sThe Open Door
15 WalnutAcord Food Pantry
Hale Street TavernBeverly Bootstraps
OpusSalem Food Pantry
Maggie’s FarmMiddleton Food Pantry
TWKThe Woburn Social Concern Food Pantry
The Spot:  First Church Boxford Food Pantry

In addition to donating a percentage of all food sales on the 16th, Maggie’s Farm and 15 Walnut will be hosting canned food drives for community food pantries. Guests who…

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Advice Please- Butcher Block Grill Cart Restoration Project

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Found this cart locally and figure it will make a nice little staging area for the grill. I enjoyed the last grill table restore project but I’m thinking about going in a slightly different direction with this one.

You can check out the last project here-

Help! How Should I Treat This Wood Table To Preserve It For Outdoor Use?

LAST MINUTE PARALYSIS- PLEASE ADVISE!- The (Help Maybe Get a Couple More Years Out Of The Cheap Table I Got At A Yard Sale) Table Project

Update: Day Two Grill Staging Table Preservation Project

Here’s the new cart-

It’s got some staining on the top.  On the last project I used spar varnish and the table came out great but on this one I’m thinking about sanding and then applying a stain of some sort and then Bobby Bobskill recommended a product called Poly Wipe.  Anyone ever heard of it?

Anyone know what…

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525 In Magnolia Is Worth The Trip- Classy Comfort Food At Reasonable Prices

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As an East Gloucester Guy Who Rarely Leaves The Shire In The Summer I Can Say Without Question That The Drive Cross Town To 525 IS Definitely Worth It!

Get The Stromboli!  The crust in the Stromboli was outrageously good.  The Strawberry Cove Salad Delicious.  Solid Pour On The Drinks.

If you haven’t been, I would not hesitate.  525 On Lexington Ave In Magnolia.

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525 is also committed to using local Seafood and host Local Seafood Nights every Wednesday.

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Pigeon Cove Tavern At The Emerson Inn-Nothing Short Of Amazing On All Counts

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I feel like I’ve been cheated by not going here sooner. I know Chef Doug Papows work is over the top spectacular but what I didn’t know was how incredible that space is.

You MUST visit the Pigeon Cove Tavern at The Emerson Inn in Rockport MA. The food, the decor, the space, the view, the service. It’s an over the top experience.

OVER THE TOP. MUST VISIT. THE PLACE IS A FEAST FOR YOUR EYES AS WELL AS YOUR PALATE.

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