Gloucester Ma Snowstorm Video
Don’t forget our feathered friends. I filled the bird feeders three times today!
The sun started to break through mid-afternoon. I headed to Smith’s Cove and then drove (precariously) to Eastern Point to catch the setting sun. Happy Snow Days!
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.
While Kathy visited the Twin Cities over the holidays she stopped by Minneapolis’ Olsen Fish Company, one of the nation’s only lutefisk suppliers. They process and sell close to half a million pounds of Lutefisk each year. http://www.olsenfish.com/
The Saint Paul Pioneer Press quotes Jim Harris “…the dish is better suited to adventurous eaters. I don’t think there is a middle ground. There’s something about the weirdness of eating fish soaked in basically Drano.” Al Bezanson compared eating Lutefisk to “snacking on Ivory soap” (http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2013/12/22/why-the-vikings-fled-norway/#comments).
For history and videos about lutefisk: http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_24777905/lutefisk-is-tradition-and-business-unlike-any-other.
Olsen Fish Company’s Scandinavian product line also includes herring cutlets in wine and cream sauces…mouth watering!
Photos © Kathy Chapman 2013
That was one noisy storm – the howling kept waking me up all night. I got up a little after midnight to look out the window and see what the storm high tide was like, but it was too dark and blurred by the snow to see anything, and I wasn’t going out there. I did get out to walk Rocky Neck at high tide today as the storm subsided. We had a lot of snow in some places, and none in others due to the high winds and drifting. The cars in the public lot were blown totally clean, so there was no car cleaning to do. The park was flooding a little, as was Rocky Neck Ave, Madfish and the Railways. I would not want that to be my car sitting up to the wheel wells in salt water in the Madfish parking lot.
E. J. Lefavour
Could you help us get the word out to those who need to know? The storm this week as well as the holiday closing has had an impact on people’s ability to get to the food pantry. The Open Door will offer additional food pantry hours on Saturday, January 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to serve those who missed their appointments due to the holiday closing and storm conditions this week. People who need to use the food pantry should come to 28 Emerson Avenue in Gloucester between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 4.
http://www.goodmorninggloucester.com Do you get it?
First Storm Report From New GMG Weather Team Peter and Marcy. No one brings the passion to local weather that these guys do and I couldn’t be happier to have them on our team.
Here are some on the webcams that are still working today 1/3/14
Pleasant Street Tea Shop is open!!!
Dunkin Donuts Roger Street Open!!
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Wishing you a great 2014!…Stay Positive.
A couple of posts for GMG.
1. Cape Ann Business Alliance (CABA) – 2014 Membership Drive is on. CABA is a group of over 30 local business professionals that meets to grow local business. Last year CABA created more than $1 Million in new business for its members. If you are a local business profession or business owner looking to grow your business in 2014 please visit CABA. It will be well worth it. Our next meeting is Thursday, January 9th, 7 a.m. at the Gloucester House. http://www.capeannbusinessalliance.com
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2. Bates College Athletics – Local Bobcats Roaring!:
· Bates Football: “At the Bobcats’ annual year-end banquet, Bates also announced its 2014 captains, all of whom are members of the class of 2015: linebacker Gilbert Brown (Gloucester, Mass.), center Larry Guinee (Peabody, Mass.), Jackson and wide receiver Mike Tomaino (Gloucester, Mass.).” source, Bates College Sports Release, Dec ’13. http://athletics.bates.edu/sports/fball/2013-14/releases/20131211a4jqzu
· Bates Basketball: This past holiday weekend Bates Men’s Basketball played 2 games in the annual Salem State Holiday Classic at Salem State University. Bates beat at the buzzer by Salem State after a 17 point comeback on Sunday and then a dominating win over Berkeley (NY) on Monday. http://athletics.bates.edu/sports/mbkb/index
On hand to watch local Bobcat junior G/F Adam Philpott in action were many Gloucester family and friends, Bates local alumni and legendary coaches Paul Ingram, Tom Walsh and Mike Lattof that made it a hometown crowd on the road. Special thanks to Mike Lattof and company for taking some great pictures and posting to FB. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202577944107317&set=a.10202577942667281.1073741868.1157997368&type=1&theater Go’ Cats!
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