GloucesterCast With Guests Brad Sudbay and Tom Abbott and Host Joey Ciaramitaro

GloucesterCast With Guests Brad Sudbay and Tom Abbott From Sudbay Family Auto and Host Joey Ciaramitaro

click to listen-With Host Joey C and Guests Brad Sudbay and Tom Abbott From Sudbay Family Auto

Topics: Paying Your Dues As A Third Generation Businessman, Joey’s Experience Leasing A Vehicle at Sudbay, How Things Have Changed In The Auto Sales Industry Locally,Tom Abbott and Gloucester Youth Athletics, Newell Stadium, Brad Sudbay’s Striper Fishing Tips, Brian O’Connor, Death Row Sub, Leonardos, Captain Hooks, Death Row Meal, The Franklin Cafe

AP Poll Shows 4 in 5 Americans Don’t Think The Redskins Should Change Their Name


WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s been a rough offseason for the Washington Redskins, and not just because of the knee injury to star quarterback Robert Griffin III.

The team’s nickname has faced a new barrage of criticism for being offensive to Native Americans. Local leaders and pundits have called for a name change. Opponents have launched a legal challenge intended to deny the team federal trademark protection. A bill introduced in Congress in March would do the same, though it appears unlikely to pass.

But a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows that nationally, “Redskins” still enjoys wide support. Nearly four in five Americans don’t think the team should change its name, the survey found. Only 11 percent think it should be changed, while 8 percent weren’t sure and 2 percent didn’t answer.

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How do you feel about the term Redskins for a team name?  Do you think it’s offensive?  Does any time someone say something is offensive we have to change terms just because they say it’s so?  At what point do we draw the line?

Just like the Father who complained to Lego because a sticker in a Lego construction set featured a Lego figurine with the words “Hey Babe”

The horror.

I’ve been told that some women can’t stand to be called “Honey”  I’ totally get that I’m a Neanderthal but as long as I’ve used the term Honey I’ve never intended it to be offensive and can’t recall ever getting a dirty look in return.  Maybe it’s in the delivery.  Maybe the women I say it to when they hand me my coffee are cursing my Neanderthal ass under their breath at me.  I usually get a nice smile back though.  Maybe if it’s Chester the Molester tossing out the term “Honey”  they are more likely to get the creepy dude look back.

Where do you stand on Redskins Team Name and Where do you stand on the term Honey?

Mahiba S. Ina Has Passed At Age 100

Ina Shop In Magnolia Photo from Elinor Ina Bowes  (Ellie)

Irene Ina Shaker Forwards-

Mahiba S. Ina, 100


West Palm Beach, FL — Following a long and blessed life, our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother died peacefully at Hospice of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, Fla., on April 26, 2013.

Earlier this year, her family gathered in her honor to celebrate her 100th birthday which was a grand affair.

Born in Lebanon in 1913, Mrs. Ina married Akl in 1933 and moved to Boston.

After being widowed at the young age of 30, she raised her children with courage and grace. She became a successful entrepreneur as the owner of Ina’s of Magnolia, an exclusive dress shop catering to the women of New England.

For those that have had the honor to know her, she was unlike any other. Beautiful and glamorous, she was the matriarch of the family and loved by all.

She is survived by her children, Irene and former husband Fred Shaker, Dr. Sam and Carol Ina, Alfred, Rhoda and Bernie Silva, Elinor and Peter Bowes; grandchildren, Carolyn and Ken Horvat, Debbie Drago, Nancy and Chuck Filias, Elaine and John Parisi, Laurie and Dennis Anderson, Jim and Beth Ina, Dan and Brook Ina, Julie and Brian Marley, Shana Bowes; great-grandchildren, Jenna and Jamie Shaker and their mother Debbie, Nicholas and Dana Filias, Keith Drago, Alexa Ina, Nicole Anderson, Jake Marley,Tory and Abigail Ina. Mrs. Ina is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents, Beshara and Agia Shaker; husbands, Akl and Albert; grandsons, William Ina and Robert Shaker; brothers and sisters, Nazlee, George, Harry, Linda, Camille, Elias and Joseph.

A special thanks from her family to her devoted son and caretaker, Alfred, family friend, Mimi Zelhawi and hospice nurse, Jeannie.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral Mass will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., on Saturday, May 4 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Mrs. Ina will be laid to rest in a private service in Calvary Cemetery, Gloucester. There will be no visiting hours.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 300 N. Point Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL, 33407.

Arrangements are by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St., Gloucester. Online condolences may be given at

Many Knew Mrs Ina from her Classic Shop In Magnolia and wrote in about here posts-

Happy 100th Birthday- MAHIBA INA’S 100TH BIRTHDAY!!!!!

Posted on January 21, 2013 by Joey C



Posted on September 25, 2012 by Joey C

Ina Shop In Magnolia Follow Up From Elinor Ina Bowes and Alfred Ina

Posted on September 3, 2012 by Joey C

My mom, Mahiba Ina came to this country in 1933 from Lebanon as a new bride.My mom & dad had stores in Palm Beach in the winter & Magnolia in the summer. When my father died in 1943, the family spent the winters in Jacksonville and when we started high school we moved to Magnolia year round. Being the only store in Magnolia during the winter was a challenge but she had her mind made up to work hard and succeed in which she did. She loved her shop and her dear customers who she still talks about and she always say that she misses them so. We love West Palm Beach but Magnolia will always be in our blood. Magnolia in those days was like a piece of Heaven on Earth. It breaks my heart to see whats left of Magnolia and how it is neglected. My mom sends all her love to all of you and thanks you for remember her. You all made her day so special and I thank you all.

Local Drug Investigation Nets Arrests

On May 6, as a result of an ongoing drug investigation, members of the Gloucester Police Department arrested Tobias Ward, 34, of Dorchester, and Latrell Ayers, 28, of Gloucester. Both men were charged which possession of class B substance (“crack” cocaine) with intent to distribute. , along with other non drug charges. While conducting surveillance at Grant Circle, police observed Ward and Ayers in the area of Friendly’s Plaza. When Ward observed Police, he began driving erratically, driving up and over sidewalks and scraping against telephone poles, in an attempt to evade. A GPD cruiser was able to safely stop the vehicle a short distance later. A subsequent search ensued, and narcotics were found in the vehicle. Ayers was quickly detained after he exited the vehicle . He was charged with the above drug offenses and resisting arrest, operating to endanger, unlicensed operation, child endangerment and leaving the scene of an accident causing property damage. At the time of the stop, Ward’s vehicle was occupied by the vehicles owner, Charlene Whitt, of Dorchester and her 4 year old daughter. A record check of Ward revealed that he was unlicensed and was wanted by the states of Louisiana and Texas on outstanding arrest warrants. He is currently being held pending extradition proceedings. Gloucester Police was assisted in this investigation and arrest by the Massachusetts State Police and the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms). 
Leonard Campanello
Chief of Police

Pastel Workshop with Roger Salisbury at The Hive

roger salisbury pastel painting

6 Week Session (May 16 – June 20)
An intermediate pastel class ​exploring the principles of color, value and composition.
Instructor // Roger Salisbury

Info & Sign Up:


Glosta Strong supports Boston Strong Tonight

You know you’ve won over Joey when he starts a podcast with a joke about how much we love Chelsea Berry (listen to podcast here) and then within a week he’s promoting one of her events (see that post here).

Chelsea has a way of channeling what we’re all feeling through her music and tonight will be one of those magical moments when you’ll get to witness Gloucester’s top talent find hope in tragedy and do some real, tangible good in the process.  Come down to Cape Ann Brewing tonight at 5pm and experience the transformative power of music.

To get you in the mood, here’s a wonderful video by another one of Gloucester’s rising stars, Inge Berge.  How lucky we are to live in a community filled with such talented people who enrich our lives every day!  Let’s vow never to take them for granted.

Wednesday’s with Fly Amero to host Allen Estes @ The Rhumb Line 8-11


 Surf & Turf Specials!

Wednesdays Only!

Hello everyone!
Wednesday, May 8th
Special Guest:  ALLEN ESTES!

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No contest… we’re talking about Cape Ann’s most prolific poet
and songwriter.  But, of course, what goes along with all that is
a generous, personal giving of himself each time he performs.
Beautiful, insightful music and lyrics pour from his heart and
fill the room.  But what greets you is the kind and gentle soul
from beneath.  Mama taught him real good, right from wrong’s
my guess.  Please say hello to my good friend, Allen Estes! ~ Fly
Dinner with Fly Amero: 8 – 11pm

*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen… Surf & Turf Dinner –  $11.95 (while they last)
Tenderloin Tips with Grilled Garlic Shrimp!
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Upcoming… May 15: Ron Schrank

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Coming soon… Charlee Bianchini

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Looking forward… …to seeing you there!  🙂 ~ Fly

Bagpipes in Gloucester

Bruce Campbell was playing the pipes for a wedding at St. Ann’s Church. He was standing out front by Pleasant Street, and I could hear his music down by City Hall on Dale Avenue!  I’m no expert on the topic, but it seems to me he really knows his instrument. It sounded beautiful.

– Fr. Matthew Green


Pet of the Week-Molly

pet of the week, molly, dog

Hello!  My name is Molly, I am a two-month-old Retriever/Shepherd mix.   I am staying at the Cape Ann Animal Aid (CAAA) located at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter in Gloucester.   I am a sweet and affectionate girl, I love people, other pups and love to have fun.  My siblings are here with me too.  I know that having a pup has it’s challenges, but once I am through the “puppy stage” there will be many rewards.

Save June 8 at 3 p.m. at Stage Fort Park for the Rescue Reunion!   This will be a free, family-friendly event to celebrate the adoption of your dog(s) and provide a space to reunite with the staff and volunteers at the CAAA. Whether your dog was rescued locally in MA, Puerto Rico, Georgia, Alabama or another southern state, you will be able to find out more about your pup’s background, rescue situation and/or meet litter-mates!

As you can see, I love having fun and I think the next thing I want to try is to skateboarding!

Here’s What’s Up At The Cape Ann Museum

CAM logo

May 11, 2013

Photo by Joseph H. Clark, 1889. Courtesy of the CAM archives.

Tuesday, May 7 – Sunday, May 19

Lighthouse Days at the Cape Ann Museum

The Museum and Thacher Island Association are welcoming back to Cape Ann the First Order Fresnel lens which stood atop the Island’s south lighthouse for nearly 120 years. Guests are encouraged to visit during this two-week period and observe lampist Jim Woodward’s conservation effort. For more information click here.

Courtesy of the CAM archives.

Thursday, May 9

Lighthouses, Fresnel Lenses and Lens Preservation, 7:00 p.m.

James “Jim” Woodward, one of the few lampists working in America today, will discuss historic lens conservation and his ongoing effort with the Museum’s new First Order Fresnel Lens. For more information click here.

Saturday, May 11

FAMILY FUN FREE DAY — Light Our Way! 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The second Saturday of every month is free for families with school-aged children. Families are invited to the Children’s Activity Center to participate in art, history and cultural activities, and to explore the Museum using a Seek and Find. This month’s theme is Lighthouses! This program is free and open to the public. 

Anne’s Eyes, The History of the Cape Ann Light, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Join Paul St. Germain, President of the Thacher Island Association, for an illustrated lecture on the history of the Island and its twin lights. This program is free and open to the public. 

Gloucester Public Schools Arts Festival, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

See and hear the work of Gloucester elementary, middle and high school students in the Museum’s galleries. For more information and a complete schedule of eventsclick here.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, May 12

Artist Talk–Barbara Moody, Finding Your Unique Voice as an Artist, 2:00 p.m.

The Cape Ann Museum and Rocky Neck Art Colony are pleased to present an Artist Talk with Barbara Moody–Distinguished Artist/Teacher, Goetemann Artist in Residency Program, Rocky Neck Art Colony–on Sunday, May 12 at 2:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center. 

Saturday, May 18

Cape Ann Artisans Demonstration Day, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The third and final session in a series of art demonstrations performed by various artists from the Cape Ann Artisans. For more information click here.

Thursday, May 30

Cape Ann Museum’s Annual Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Ongoing Exhibits

Cape Ann Artisans at 30, March 2 – May 26

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Cape Ann Artisans’ first studio tour, the Museum is holding a retrospective exhibit of work by 70 past and present members. Cape Ann residents visit free on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. For more information click here.

Dennis Flavin, Uncommon Vision, April 6 – May 26

Flavin’s work is characterized by a clash of dynamic colors that have the ability to both stimulate and puzzle the senses. It’s a style he simply calls “loose.”