GloucesterCast With Guests Sista Felicia, BJ Mohan and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 3/29/14


GloucesterCast With Guests Sista Felicia, BJ Mohan and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 3/29/14

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Topics Include: Art McCann- Local Hero, Veterans, Not Repainting Home of The Fighting Fishermen, The Petition,  JOHN A “GUS” FOOTE, BOB WHYNOTT, DAVID H,. WATSON, LEE KENNEDY,  MIKE McLEOD, RICK NOONAN, Article in the Gloucester Daily Times, Ann Kennedy’s Questions About The Blog Today vs the Blog a Couple Years Ago, Rants, Taking Things Literally, Frank Ciolino, An Intern, The Dilution of The Blog For The Broader Good, Striving For The Happy Medium, The Impossible Job Of Pleasing Everyone, Nichole Schrafft, How Can we Improve?, Felicia’s New Espresso Maker, BJ’s Online Tools You Should Know About- Google Drive, Google Drive vs Dropbox, Sista Felicia’s Chifeletti Cookies, Ethnic Grocery Stores Today, Filling Boat Orders At Pat’s Center Grocery,  Gelato

Local Hero Saving Us From Politically Correct Nutjobs- Art McCann





Andre Gide Quote of the Week from Greg Bover

“Art is the collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.”

André Gide (1869-1951)


A native of Normandy, Gide published his first novel at 22 and went on to write dozens more, as well as plays, essays and autobiographical works, receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1947. Much of his writing centers on the search for intellectual honesty in a world constrained by false moralism. Controversy swirled around him almost his entire life, principally for his open attraction to men much younger than himself, and for his marriage to his cousin, never consummated, while siring a daughter with another woman. In his politics Gide seemed to worship Soviet Communism from afar, until he visited Russia in the 1930’s, after which he became its vocal critic. He spent a significant portion of his life in the then French colonies of North and Central Africa and passed the bulk of the Second World War in Tunisia, but ultimately returned to Paris before his death.

Greg Bover

Sista’s Helpful Tip…Live From Gloucester Marshalls


Great Sale on Espresso Makers today!

Impressive supply of espresso makers on sale for $9.99-$29.99 at Marshall’s Today! 


It’s Espresso time in Sista’s Kitchen! Click see more Continue reading “Sista’s Helpful Tip…Live From Gloucester Marshalls”

Cape Ann Symphony Premiere on Cape Ann TV Tonight (SAT), Tomorrow & Monday

That’s right, folks.  If you missed last Sunday’s World Premiere by the Cape Ann Symphony of Charles Floyd’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, you can see it on TV tonight, tomorrow and Monday.  Here is a sneak peek recorded Sunday at the Manchester-Essex Regional High School Auditorium.

Tune into Cape Ann TV Channel 12 to watch the full concert tonight at 8pm.  See the Cape Ann TV Schedule for more air times.

Host A Foreign Exchange Student This Summer!


Hi Joey,

  I was wondering if you would be able to post something to help spread the word.  There are about 250 foreign exchange teens coming to the North Shore area this summer and they need host families to stay with.  The kids come for about 3 weeks and are in school M-F 8-6 and there is a bus that will take them there….so it’s a great opportunity to host because there isn’t a huge commitment involved.  Also there is a $100 stipend to help pay for additional food, water, etc used by the students.  I hosted last summer for the first time and I really loved it, so I’m helping to find families in this area to hopefully benefit from the experience as well.  I’ll attach a flier with the info too if you want it.  Thanks so much if you can post this!  Also, not sure if you could/would post it to the Facebook page too.  It would be super helpful!  The students who came last summer rated their experiences so high that the North Shore got the best scores in the country….so there are 3 times as many kids signed up to come to this area this summer….so they really need to find more host families.  



Contact Kristen today!
(315) 491 – 9447

The Gift That Keeps on Giving!

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Abbey Mathews is this weeks GMG Cook!

Abbey Mathews writes~ “I made Sista Felicia’s apple spice cake and it tastes amazing! It was a hit!”

Sista Felicia~ Your cake looks delicious Abbey.  Great job!  I’m happy to hear it was a big hit!

Click see more for recipe details Continue reading “The Gift That Keeps on Giving!”

Rockport: Baba Yaga was Here!

A children's folk tale, written about 300 years ago, is titled "Baba Yaga." IIt takes place in the Slavic countryside in the vicinity of Russia. I read it in high sxhool and Baba Yaga's magical hut made an impression on me, When the witch wanted to go somewhere the hut sprouted chicken legs and scurried along. The painting of a dog on a doghouse in Rockport reminded me of Baba Yaga and the hut:
A children’s folk tale, written about 300 years ago, is titled “Baba Yaga.” It takes place in the Slavic countryside in the vicinity of Russia. I read it in high sxhool and Baba Yaga’s magical hut made an impression on me. When the witch wanted to go somewhere, the hut sprouted chicken legs and scurried along. much to the horror of children.
The painting of a dog on a doghouse in Rockport reminded me of Baba Yaga and her hut:

Photos from March Sailing Adventures

Hi Joey,
I just wanted to share some pictures of the Sail GHS Racing Team. They have been out practicing for the last week and a half for their upcoming scrimmage. A little wind, a little rain, a little cold, and some freezing waters can’t keep these sailors away. No wimps here – look at those smiles!
Go Sail GHS!
– Becca Campbell

Saturday March 29th – 30th Cape Ann Weekend Weather Cast..

Marine Weekend Forecast…
Sat NW winds 5 to 10 kt…becoming NE in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Showers likely. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sat Night NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sun NE winds 10 to 15 kt…becoming N 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sun Night N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Rain.

Weekend Forecast ……
Sun and clouds  early Saturday then it goes all down hill from there.. Temps drop through the 40’s late Sat aft with heavy rains Saturday Night and Sunday … Lows Saturday Night around 37-43 degrees .. Sunday’s highs in the low 40’s cool and raw with periods of rain..
Winds begin to pick up later Saturday afternoon and ESP Saturday Night through Sunday from the NE at 25-35mph sustained with gusts close to 50mph!
Depending on the position and strength of the low pressure system winds could be stronger then what I’m currently forecasting …Cut off low pressure will be trapped in the upper levels off our coastline south of Cape Cod due to the developing Blocking going on up in the North Atlantic . The “Greenland Block ” .. Via thanks to my pal Anthony for sharing this great graph ..

We also need to watch for excessive tide cycles with an onshore fetch for more then 48hrs .. Piling waves and water up on the coastline cycle after cycle .. Coastal Flooding will become a concern across Eastern Ma Coastal Communities minor to perhaps moderate with significant beach erosion also possible .. So something to watch very carefully ..

As Far as QPF amounts go , looking at a Widespread 2-4″ of rain with isolated locally higher amounts possible …

Worst Saturday Night Into Sunday …

Now the Wintery Aspect to this storm ..Will be carefully watching colder air drawing south Sunday Night and Monday from Northern New England and SE Canada .. It’s this cold air that may change our rain over to sleet then snow Sunday Night into Monday … Early guess would be for me to call for 2-4″ of snow , but that’s being premature and I need to see if there will be any precipitation left over on the back side of our departing low pressure system .. If it departs at all ..

No panic this isn’t a block buster or powerful storm / but it will be strong and we have managed much stronger storms then what this one will bring !
Thanks again for viewing …
Have a Great Weekend !
Peter Lovasco





Community Stuff 3/29/14

It’s Saturday! Come get sticky at Sticky Fingers Bakeshop!!! Spend $10 and get a free cookie!!!

Dark chocolate baby cake with raspberry mascarpone frosting!!

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Please join us for the Annual TAA Community Seder on the Second Night of Passover on Tuesday, April 15th at 6 pm!

Passover Seder

Led by Rabbi Lewis, we will enjoy a traditional Seder – with some contemporary twists.  We will eat a delicious Seder meal thanks to TAA’s inspired chefs and dedicated kitchen crew.
Cost for adults is $36, for children (4-13) it is $18*, and there is no cost for children 3 years or younger.
Space is limited (“sold out” last year!), so please RSVP to Natalia at (978) 281-0739 with your check or credit card number by Monday, April 7th!
Click here to register.
We hope you can join us – this is a wonderful event for all ages!

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

“Forget love —
what the world needs now is laughs.
That’s clearly the creed of playwright Ken Ludwig.
He supplies plenty in his comedy, Leading Ladies.”

— Everett Evans / Houston Chronicle


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



I am the wife of Steve spencer who sent you the pictures from the top of the turbine!

I am opening a new fitness and tumbling studio in Gloucester on 4/1/14. It is a sublease of club c fitness which is already open at 3a pond rd. Gloucester.

Sisu fitness cape ann


Sisu ( see soo) is a Finnish word meaning strength, determination and courage. We have a lot of fins on the island! I am a 3rd generation rockport townie.

Just wondering if you could write a short blog or post some photos? It is the only kids  tumbling studio on cape ann and I offer TRX, PT, Pilates and senior fitness. You can check out website at or email or call with any questions.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Thank you

Laurie Olson