The GloucesterCast Podcast Episode 14


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Taped February 20th, 2012 with hosts Joey Ciaramitaro from GoodMorningGloucester.organd Kenny MacCarthy from


Charles De Gaspe Beaubien Letters to the Editor In the Gloucester Daily Times

Harbor Walk

The Fort Discussion

Bikini Speedo Dodgeball

Hearts All Over Town

Local Real Estate Buys

Mug Up at Donna Ardizzoni’s

Kenny’s No Sugar- No Caffeine Diet

Joey’s Juicer

History Meets Technology at the Gloucester Marine Railways From Kathy Chapman

Andrew Williams of 3D Measure is performing a 3D laser scan on the National Historic Landmark Schooner Adventure, which was built in 1926, in Essex, Massachusetts, by the John F. James and Son Shipyard.

While a vessel is dry-docked, a laser measure can be made of the outside of the hull and deck, collecting "as-built" data. This data is then turned into a 3D surface model.

Naval Architects John and Fritz Koopman of Propulsion Data Systems of Marblehead will then use the 3D model together with an internal scan to produce a stability calculations, tonnage and other documentation which can be submitted to the US Coast Guard.

Photos © Kathy Chaman 2012


Bring Top Chef To Boston Campaign

Buddy Rebecca Borden Forwards-


Bring Top Chef to Boston tweet campaign. Looks like they are deciding between us and Portland.
I bet if Top Chef comes to Boston we could get them to do an episode/challenge in Gloucester – wouldn’t that be *awesome*!
Whaddaya think??

A Vintage Good Time at a Winter Beach Party!

The Roving Home‘s February Stylebook was published last Friday in collaboration with Rockport photographer Esther Mathieu. Check it out if you like vintage goods and partying on the beach in the dead of winter (but this involved hot chocolate and homemade mini apple pies, so wasn’t all bad!)

Click image to view the stylebook.

Oh yes – and our “I Love My Vintage ______ Contest” on facebook has a deadline coming up. You have to enter by NOON tomorrow to be considered for the prize. Then the voting (and real fun) begins. CLICK HERE to enter – I would love to see a photo of your favorite vintage item and know that other people would enjoy it too!

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The Hidden Beauty of Pollination

“Beauty and seduction, I believe, is nature’s tool for survival, because we will protect what we fall in love with.” –Louie Schwartzberg

Friends who are aware of my butterfly and nature film projects send me the most exquisite images and links to films and videos. Thank you Emily for sharing The Hidden Beauty of Pollination, created by Louis Schwartzberg, award winning photogragher and cinemetagrapher, who has been filming time-lapse flowers and pollinators for over thirty years. The video link takes to you the full screen version, which is without a doubt the best way to view this extraordinary short film (only about 7 minutes in length). The second link leads to a brief talk given by Schwartzberg, also very well worth seeing.

Louie Schwartzberg: The Hidden Beauty of Pollination

The second sentence in Schwartzberg’s quote reminded me of Baba Dioum’s quote (a noted Senegalese poet), “In the end we will conserve only what we will love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.”

Free Y Camp from Rick Doucette

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!

from deb clarke; Paul in Detail, Verre Eglomise

Deb Clarke;

This is a painting that I started several years ago, and have not finished. The painting is in the attic. why did I stop working on it? I have misplaced the background fish that is the shadow wall for the verre eglomise.

someday I will finish this work. btw: some of the white areas is paint, other white areas is aluminum leaf, other white areas is where the light shows through from behind, other white areas is the surface light reflection.



Here are the links to the Video Joey took of Deb’s Demo

This Just In! Cross Fit Cape Ann Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Team Names Announced! Power Snatch and Buns & Guns!

Cross Fit Cape Ann Team #1 Power Snatch Captained By Former All Star Softball Player Jillian Scola and Cross Fit Cape Ann Team #2 Buns and Guns Captained By Heather Fraelick!


Cross Fit Cape Ann Is Angry About The Statement Passports Team Captain Erik Lorden Issued On His Website-

Screen Shot From  as follows-



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Check Out The 2012 Speedo Bikini Dodgeball Facebook Page Here and Like it!



These are the organizations- Mamies Kitchen Muffin Tops, Passports Canadian Bacon, Good Morning Gloucester Rubber Rippers, Sugar Magnolias Team Shameless, The Farm Bar and Grill Ass with Class, Saving Private Ryan and Wood, North Shore Cross Fit Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle, , Ed Collard’s House Doctor’s Blinded By the White, Jungle Silkscreening Jungle Fever, Beverly Athletic Club Kiss Our BACsides, another Farm Team Swiss Farmy Knives, Maestranzi Brothers Red, White and Blue Balls, Muffy White Organizings Hot mess, Cape Ann brewing Nacho Libre, Cross Fit Cape Ann With Two Teams- Buns and Guns and Power Snatch, Dog Bar’ American Bacon and  Beach Gourmet’s Drop It like It’s Hot.

If any other teams have pre tourney pictures they want to submit I’ll run ‘em ASAP!

All of the profits from the sign-ups of the Tournament are going to Next Step, an organization that provides support, education and resources for teens and young adults coping with cancer and other life threatening illnesses.



click here for Cape Ann Brewing Coverage Team Nacho Libre


North Shore Cross Fit Team Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle Captain Tracy Conley


Maestranzi Brothers Red White & Blue Balls Team Captain Frankie Gwynn

Our Hosts The Farm Bar and Grille check them out the Farm’s Facebook Page here


Farm Team Name- Ass With Class With Captain Ryan Cox

Here are the other squads signed on

We have a Ryan and Wood Distillery sponsored squad (best damn spirits you can consume on the planet) check out their website and live distillery webcam


Sugar Mags is putting a yet to be named team together- check the breakfast artistry that is Sugar Magnolia’s and like their Facebook page. Also did you know Sugar Mag’s does catering?


Cross Fit Cape Ann should be the early favorites, we will see if their elite training will put them over the top. Check out their blog here


Beverly Athletic Club’s Team will look to contend with the cross fit athletes from Cross Fit Cape for the top seed.


Team Name- Kiss Our BACsides

I will be sponsoring  GMG Team Rubber Rippers featuring our boy Kurt Lubbers and a team of maniacal Coasties.


Passports Restaurant

Passports Canadian Bacon Team Captain Erik Lorden


and Ed Collard’s House Doctors Handyman Repair Services

Team Name Blinded By The White


check out Jungle’s website here


Mamie’s Kitchen’s Muffin Tops has signed on to the Farm Bar and Grille Good Morning Gloucester Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tournament!


Team Name Mamie’s Muffin Tops

Check out the delectable dishes from Mamie’s Kitchen here


Team Name- Hot Mess

Here’s her website-

Beach Gourmet Catering


Matt Beach will be opening up shop after last year’s horrible Washington St fire in the location of the former Connors Pharmacy and check out the progress at the reconstruction here

The T Shirt Design Front (the date is going to be correct March 4th)-

Pinky Schooner Ardelle Launch Video From Len Burgess

This is a short, six minute documentary of the launch of the Pinky Schooner Ardelle at Essex, MA. July 9, 2011. Produced by Len Burgess for the Essex Shipbuilding Museum.The opening music features three players from the North Shore Celtic music scene: Steve Levy on banjo, David de la Barre on whistle and Linda Shields Swicker on guitar playing a set of Irish reels. The Waterfront Park String Band as well as Daisy Nell and Cap’t Stan with the Crab Grass Band entertain the crowds after the launch. The day’s play-by-play MC was Barry O’Brien. Included in the documentary are 3 great points of view of the actual launch courtesy of Kirk Williamson and GateHouse Media.

–Len Burgess

Community Stuff Tuesday

The Hood® Sportsmanship Scholarship™ Program rewards eighteen deserving high school students with $5,000 towards furthering their education at a two- or four-year accredited college or university.

There are 3 students from Gloucester High School that deserve your daily vote, you may vote for more than one student!!

Angelo Bertolino, Phillip Curcuru, Sean Kennedy

Please go to Vote now Scholarships

We invite you to help us select the finalists! Vote once a day, now through March 15, 2012, at 3 PM EST, for the students whose essay you think deserves to be a finalist for the Hood Sportsmanship Scholarship.

The ten students from each of the 6 New England state (MA, VT, ME, NH, RI, CT) who receive the most votes will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be interviewed by a panel of judges and three students from each state will be selected as winners. The winners will be honored at an awards ceremony and entered into the Hood Sportmanship Scholarship Hall of Fame.

Hood Milk has helped kids grow healthy and strong for more than 160 years. For the third consecutive year, we’re proud to offer $90,000 in scholarship funds to celebrate the integrity and sportsmanship of New England students as they continue their education. Support them with your vote!

Chorus North Shore 80th Commemorative Concert in Gloucester on 3/4

The 2011-2012 concert season marks the 80th year since the founding of Chorus North Shore and the 50th Year for Sonja Pryor as Artistic Director! 

March: Commemorative 80th Anniversary Concerts

Chorus North Shore conducted by Sonja Dahlgren Pryor presents “BRAVO! ENCORE! Favorites from Chorus North Shore: 80 Years of Choral Performances”

with Frederick A. MacArthur accompanist.

Saturday, March 3, 2012, 8:00 PM at Our Lady of Hope Church, Linebrook Road, Ipswich

Sunday, March 4, 2012, 3:00 PM at St. Ann’s Church, 70 Pleasant Street, Gloucester

Tickets Available online at , or call 978 890-7091 or at the door

$20 General Admission, $17 Senior/student

The concerts celebrate 80 years of music making by the chorus and Sonja Dahlgren Pryor’s 50th year as conductor.

For more information visit

The concerts are supported in part by grants from the Gloucester, Essex, and Ipswich Cultural Councils , local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

You may remember that the Chorus started in Rockport  in 1931 as the Community Carol Choir.  Then in 1932 it became the Rockport Community Chorus, a name it retained until 1983 when it became the Rockport Community Chorus of the North Shore to better reflect that its membership came from the greater north shore area, and then in 1995 it became Chorus North Shore and started having rehearsals in Ipswich as that location was more centrally located for its members.

book fund raiser poster_2

tuesday evening artist salon at The Annie – Gloucester

ramani rangan writes

Dear fellow artists – I would like to invite you to an Artist Salon every first and third Tuesday evening of the month at The Annie, Gloucester. Please go to website and looking to the right go to ‘Cape Ann After Dark’ and then scroll down to ‘Beyond Imagine’ and you will see the invitation.  I look forward to see you. Come chat and share about art and more among other artists, be well, Ramani Rangan.