GloucesterCast With James Eves From Cape Ann Giclee and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 3/17/14

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GloucesterCast With James Eves From Cape Ann Giclee and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 3/17/14



Topics Include: St Patrick’s Day, Green Beer, Old Folks Novice Acoustic Jam, Len Burgess,  Downloading Photos, If You Put Photos On the Web…, Favorite Apps, Square, Guitar Toolkit, BossJockApp, Garageband on iPad, The Allure Of The Keurig, Making The Espresso, Biatelllo Espresso Makers Available At Sclafani and Virgilio’s.

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Lunch and Learn at CATV

Hello Friends of Cape Ann TV,
We invite you to join us for a very special “Lunch and Learn” presentation on Tuesday, March 25th at noon. Our guest speaker will be Kevin Roy of Green Banana SEO. 

Kevin brings to the table more than 15 years of Internet development experience. During that period, he developed an online marketing expertise concentrated on analytics and conversion. Kevin’s focus on Search Engine Optimization prompted him to found Green Banana SEO, a company specializing in SEO for local businesses. Since the firm’s founding in 2009, Green Banana has experienced growth of over 400%.

Kevin will be discussing the benefits and challenges of SEO and Pay Per Click. He will cover keywords, creating content, building links, and ways to make sure your business is visible to search engines.  
If you have been wondering how to get your business onto page one of search results then you can’t afford to miss this presentation. 
Please join us for this informative presentation, pizza, and a Q&A with Kevin.
Feel free to invite friends and colleagues. RSVPs to
Erich Archer
Executive Director
Cape Ann TV

Goldeneyes or Buffleheads?

goldeneyes or buffleheads

I thought they were buffleheads when I first saw them, but they appeared a little too large and weren’t diving constantly the way buffleheads usually do.  They were way off shore, so the photos aren’t great.  I think they are goldeneyes, but not sure.  Who knows?

E.J. Lefavour

John Rockwell Wednesdays @ Minglewood 7-9pm

john rockwell minglewood

Hi Everyone!

While Alchemy is undergoing its transformation, I am thrilled to have been invited to play at Minglewood Tavern, another of Gloucester’s excellent restaurants owned by Serenitee Restaurant Group.

I SO look forward to seeing familiar faces and making new friends there. Like Alchemy, the menu and beverages are really wonderful, and I can’t wait to tuck into Cape Ann’s best sushi.
See you each Wednesday at 7pm! It’s a privilege to be part of Gloucester’s amazing live music scene.
Thank you as always for your support,

Live from Cafe Sicilia

Maria & Nina have St. Joseph Pasta ready and waiting for the lunch crowd today! 16. oz bowl $5.00
1 lb. fresh homemade St. Joseph Pasta $4.50 Lb.

Maria’s Beautiful hand crafted St. Joseph Breads , Zeppole & Cassatha cakes are also still available! Don’t forget to tell them Sista Sent you!

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Phyllis A doing things right!

Mary Barker Submits-

Hi Joey,

What a difference a day(or in this case a week) makes.  These photos of the Phyllis A were taken 6 days apart.   The snow storm was March 5, the lovely sunny day March 11.

The board of directors meeting was March 15.   Now I have to say, this is a group of people who know how to have a meeting!  Gloria Parsons greeted us in the morning with 

fresh home made cinnamon rolls and fruit, and of course coffee and tea.   Then for lunch Gloria made some wonderful homemade stews, salad, and to die for homemade cream puffs!   

Gloria is a seriously good cook!  I think I’m going to gain a bit of weight on this board.  

Among the topics for the board meeting was planning for public events to be held in April.  Events will be posted soon.  I know many of the Phyllis A events feature

Gloria’s cooking – well worth the trip if just for that!

Mary Barker

Brooke Welty Asks- What’s The Deal With St Joseph’s Novena In Our GMG Community Google Plus Group

Brooke asks-

I’ve been seeing all these posts about a St. Joseph novena. As an unchurched heathen, I’m utterly clueless. On top of that, I’m not Italian so I literally have no idea what any of this is about.

And yes Joey, before you say it, I GOOGLED IT. But Google isn’t very enlightening sometimes. Sure, it gives me dates and tells me who St. Joseph is, and something about “a feast of the rank of double of the first class” (???) but it doesn’t actually explain much.

Is it a women only thing? Most of the pictures I see seem to feature only women.
Why the feast in the first place?
Why do you build a giant altar and make special pasta?
Novena trolley…I’m picturing a trolley car picking up novena-ers. Is that what it is? Like a Christmas Caroller trolley, but in Italian?

Inquiring minds want to know.

My response-

The Novena trolley was organized by Sefathia and the first one I went on was I think 4 years ago.  Cape Ann Transportation CATA offers the trolley up and it picks everyone up at the Fitz Henry Lane House and they make the rounds and go to about 12 different people’s homes who have St Joseph’s Novenas and Altars.  Men and women and children can go on the trolley but it’s mostly women.

The tradition of St Joseph’s Day as I understand it is that it was a day back in Sicily when people would open up their doors to the orphans and feed them and the symbolism in today’s St Joseph’s Day is that you say that your doors are always open to feed those in need.

They pass out three items at each house, an orange, a lemon and a loaf of bread.  The orange symbolizes the sweetness of life, the lemon so you don’t forget the hard times and the bread to say that you’ll never go hungry in that house.  (I could be a little off on any of these things but this is how I understand it all)

The altars are a tradition usually started by a family who wants to pray for a specific thing.

Like say way back in the 50’s a fisherman may have been out at sea and the boat was overdue.  The wife may have started an altar to ask St Joseph to return him to her and she would maintain her altar and pray each St Joseph’s Day.  Or it may have been to pray for a sick person.  Or a host of other reasons.

The women start out saying the Rosary together and then sing Sicilian songs all together.  Usually they have lots of books so you can read along and before long you get the cadence and words and you’re singing right along with them.

Some houses are open to let everyone in, some may keep them more to their family.  Most I believe welcome everyone of any denomination in to celebrate.

This year we saw a huge increase in the number of younger women participating which is nice because for a long while St Joseph’s started to wane off.  It’s great to see so many taking it up again.  It may or may not have had anything to do with the intense coverage we devote to it each year here on GMG but the heavy lifting is done by the families of those who maintain the altars and invite so many guests into their homes.

Most of the men are in the kitchen eating BTW, LOL.

I’m not 100% sure I got everything right but I hope this answers most of your questions.

You should watch +Kim Smith  videos, if a picture tells a thousand words, her videos will tell a million.

Here’s one-

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Wednesday March 19th , 2014 Cape Ann Weather ..

Marine Forecast ….
Wed E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Wed Night SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
High tide 1:33AM / 9.6 / 1:58PM / 9.3
Low tide 7:44AM / -.04 / 8:00PM / 0.0
Sunrise 6:44AM Sunset 6:55pm
Moon :
Waning gibbous
Visible: 97% ↓
Age: 16 Days

Video Cast ….


Computer model maps of March 25th / 26th .. Shows track / strength / winds / snow amounts .. Not a forecast just what the ECMWF is showing .. Could it happen sure , will it not sure at this time … To early to speculate .. Enjoy …






Community Stuff 3/19/14

Fishtown is back!!!

his heaven-sent comedy takes southern charm, infuses it with a pinch of hellfire and a dollop of damnation. A timid Catholic spinster Margaret (Jessie Sorrells) politely invites door-to-door evangelist Melissa (Lauren Ashly Suchecki) into her home, much to the chagrin of her ornery sister Mary (Kristine Burke). A plan to ambush the earnest ‘guest’, with the aid of their unsuspecting parish priest (Jay DiPrima), sets the scene for a theological smackdown about religion, faith and morals. This comedy both crackles with wit and brims with emotion.



March 20, 21, 22, 23 & 27, 28, 29, 30
Thur, Fri, Sat @ 7:30 PM
Sun @ 3:00 PM.
Reservations: (978) 515-7957
Adult $18, Senior $15, Student $10   (Group Rates Available)
Directed by David McCaleb
Produced by Michael McNamara
Set Design by Ray Jenness
Lighting Design by Henry Cooper
Sound Design Bradley Royds

Kristine Burke, Jay DiPrima, Jessie Sorrells, Lauren Ashly Suchecki

FACEBOOK – Follow us on facebook.
JOIN EVENT – Get it on your calendar: “Join” the Event.
FLYER – Help us advertise! Download and print a PDF flyer. – Not into facebook? All the info is on our web site.

Good afternoon Joey:

I was hoping you might be able to share information on an upcoming screening of the RACE TO NOWHERE on Good Morning Gloucester. This truly is a remarkable film for all parent and educator of children of all ages…  we really want to get the word out on it. 

To follow is the information:

RACE TO NOWHERE (PR-13), the acclaimed film about the epidemic of unhealthy academic stress among students across America, is coming to Manchester, MA!  Presented by the Manchester Memorial Elementary School, and open to the general public, it is a must see for parents and teachers of all ages along with anyone interested in learning about what’s going on in our schools and to our kids. Race to Nowhere is a film that calls us to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright and contributing citizens.   Join us for a screening of film about redefining success for ourselves and our families.

There will be two screenings, both at Manchester Essex Regional Essex Regional High School Auditorium, located at 36 Lincoln Street in Manchester.  Show times are Tuesday, March 25 at 5:30pm and 7:30pm.  Doors open 30 minutes before show time.  General admission is $10.  To ensure a seat, advanced registration is strongly recommenced.  For tickets and additional information, visit

All monies raised will go towards Manchester Memorial’s 5th grade Merrowvista Trip and this is 100% a fundraiser.

Please let me know your thoughts when you have the chance.  I have attached the flyer as well as the full write up on the event.  Our community needs as many people as possible to see this film for many, many reasons. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask me.  T

Thank you in advance for your help.


Tracy Davis 

Screening in Manchester


Hello Colleagues and Friends,
I am contacting you to ask a favor for my students who are in final days of the Gloucester U after school class – Save the Elephants – a study in international trafficking of poached ivory.
We are conducting a social media/email educational blitz of our friends and family to shed light on the issue of elephant poaching.  These students learned that an elephant is killed every 15 minutes and at this rate it is estimated the remaining 450,000 elephant could be extinct in less than 15 years.  They have studied the issue for nine weeks and were determined to take action.
They have created this website and we all agreed to send their website link to at least five friends so they in turn would email or post it to five more.  This is our attempt in using 21st century tools to reach out to as many people as possible.
We hope you like our website and that you will become as passionate about this cause as we all are.
Please forward this to as many people as you can, so we can raise awareness.
We all thank you,
Eric Leigh and a dedicated handful of students.

Eric Leigh
Biology/Forensic Instructor
Gloucester High School


The Trustees of Reservations to Host

5th Annual Premier Sustainable Seaside Wedding Show

at the Elegant Great House on The Crane Estate



Center photo courtesy Glenn Livermore Photography.


WHAT:          The Trustees of Reservations invites couples to be wed, event planners, and the surrounding community members to attend their fifth annual Seaside Wedding Show.  Envision your wedding day at Castle Hill on The Crane Estate, a National Historic Landmark, where simplicity meets elegance. The Grand Allée’s half-mile rolling lawn and sweeping ocean views are the perfect canvas for your celebration at The Great House – a 59-room mansion. 

The Seaside Wedding Show will feature over fifty hand selected vendors who will share their professional expertise and offer options for choosing an eco-conscious wedding.  Meet exclusive caterers who focus on sustainable, local foods, and sample their amazing culinary creations. Visit with our preferred vendors for clothing, confections, flowers, invitations, lighting, linens, music, photography, spa luxuries, table place settings, and tenting.

The Crane Estate will have professional Event Managers onsite for consultation to help create the day of your dreams. Attendees will be able to eat local, shop local, and support local businesses.

Crane Estate Awards:  the knot best of weddings 5-TIME WINNER – HALL OF FAME honoree; Wedding Wire Couple’s Choice Award 2013-2014.

WHERE:      The Great House: Castle Hill on The Crane Estate is located at 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA.  For directions and or more information, please visit or call 978.356.4351 ext. 4025.

WHEN:        Sunday, April 6, 2014.  12 noon to 3pm.

HOW:           Tickets available for purchase online at  (through April 2, 2014)

Advance online ticket:  $10.

Day-of ticket purchased at The Great House:  $15.

Rockport Senior Center

Understanding Diabetes, Tuesday March 25th at 12:30PM. This program will provide everyday lifestyle changes that can help you avoid getting the disease, or live a normal healthy life in spite of it. Sponsored by BAYADA  Home Health Care

Financial Solutions for Seniors Wednesday, March 26th at 12:30PM at the Rockport Senior Center. Come and learn what you can do today to prepare yourself for a financially secure retirement and beyond. Sponsored by Elder Insider.

FREE Arthritis Exercise Class on Thursday, March 20th at 10:30AM. Class is taught by Carol Pallazolla, an Arthritis Foundation Certified Instructor. Come check it out. 58 Broadway. Call 978-546-2573 for more information. This class is sponsored by PACE.

Hi Joey!  Look what went up outside Saltwater Massage Studio this weekend!  Check it out at 161 Main St on your next stroll.


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Cape Ann Theatre Collaborative Presents, LEADING LADIES, by Ken Ludwig


April 4th – 13th
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 pm
Sundays @ 3pm

Home of Gloucester Stage
267 East Main Street, Gloucester
Buy Tickets On-line
Tickets: General Admission $15
Door sales – Cash/Check Only