GloucesterCast With Gloucester Daily Times Editor Ray Lamont and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 4/23/14

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GloucesterCast With Gloucester Daily Times Editor Ray Lamont and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 4/23/14

Topics Include: Gloucester MA, 01930, Gloucester Daily Times Going To A Subscription Based Model For Online Access, What You Get From Local Newspapers That you Don’t Get Anywhere Else, Why A Subscription Based Model For Content Is Necessary



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Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team Update

Cape Ann Vernal Pond TeamWell, we had a real nice snake show this afternoon for the Waltham Land Trust. Good crowd, snakes were well-behaved. Thanks to our courageous volunteers: Mariah Lowe, Sam Bevins, Jacob Lord, Suzanne Selig, John Gallagher and Tim and Kyle Murphy. And thanks to Sonja Wadman for inviting us.

Does this mean we can rest on out laurels? Noooooooo.
This weekend is Earth Day weekend, so its going to be busy and we will need lots of vcolunteers.

Saturday April 26, 2014 Aproximately 12:30pm
Snakes of New England and the World- 1 hour (or so) live animal presentation for EarthFest at Lynn Woods

Sunday April 27, 2014 10am-2pm
Essex County Greenbelt Earth Day Fair, Cox Reservation, 82 Eastern Ave, Essex MA
We will be there with a Vernal Pond/Snake Exhibit. Should be really cool.

Also on Sunday April 27, 2014
2014 Gloucester Pride Stride- You can get pledges and walk for CAVPT. Check out the website for info and pledge sheets. We will try to have some sort of exhibit there from about 10am until the end, which, I’m guessing will be about 3pm. But we also have Earth Day at Essex County Greenbelt that day, so…
if we get enough volunteers, we can have an exhibit at both events. So… we need LOTS of volunteers for Sunday.
Please get in touch if you can walk for us at the Pride Stride or if you can help out at any of these events.

Thanks, Rick

we only have one earth, save it

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Special Guest: John Rockwell 8-11 April 23, 2014


Wednesdays Only:
Surf & Turf
Steak Tips w/garlic shrimp skewer, $12.95!

Wednesday, April 23rd
Special Guest: 

john rockwell bw

He has it all… great voice, great material, an excellent
entertainer, plus, well… he’s just so damn handsome!  Ya
gotta love him.  John Rockwell this week.  Big fun! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Tenderloin Tips over Salad, $10.95 (while they last)
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ new wine menu!
4/30 – Toni Ann

5/7 – Sasquatch

Coming soon…
Jon Butcher

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

This Friday ~ Check It Out! Country Rock pioneers “Pure Prairie League” Just over the bridge @ The Larcom Theater In Beverley, MA




ppl vid

Plus  Houston Bernard Band opening for PPL

Still plenty of good seats left.

The Larcom Theatre
13 Wallis Street
Beverly, MA

Check Out Gail McCarthy’s Article About Paul Ciaramitaro’s Upcoming Show At The North Shore Arts Assoc

April 17, 2014

Of wooden boats and iron men
Former fisherman pays homage to disappearing industry

By Gail McCarthyStaff Writer

Paul Ciaramitaro grew up working on the Gloucester waterfront, in a family where money was hard to come by. His hard-knock life has been marked at various periods by the back-breaking work of both fishing and working on the wharves, by addiction — not uncommon among waterfront workers and fish hands — and the constant struggle to earn enough money to stay afloat.

But Ciaramitaro’s lifelong penchant for drawing never waned, and as an adult, he has transformed his childhood passion into a career as an artist. He is about to host a solo show, “Wooden Boats and Iron Men,” that will open the season for the North Shore Arts Association next Thursday, April 24.

He has put these scenes to canvas so vividly because he worked them for nearly two decades, and Ciaramitaro wants to pay homage to an industry that is struggling to stay in existence with strict government restrictions, limited days to fish, and ever-increasing costs.

“I wanted to draw fishermen. This business is dying,” said Ciaramitaro, now 64. “I think fishing captains would be proud and honored to know that they are continuing to be remembered. Gloucester exists in history because of the fishing.”

For The Entire Article Click Here

Hawaiian Pizza With Smoked Gouda Barbecue Bechamel Sauce



Are you looking for a way to serve your ham leftover from Easter Dinner?

Surprise the kids this week with this tasty Hawaiian Pizza.  BJ and William said “the smoky cheese, salty ham and sweet pineapple  is perfectly paired with the full-bodied flavors of barbecue”  and loved” the stuff” on the bottom…LOL… “That Stuff” would be the Smoked Gouda Barbecue Béchamel Sauce!


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Cruiseship coming May 4th: let’s roll out a welcome downtown THIS ONE

Cat Ryan submits-


Hi Joey,

A cruiseship is coming! A cruiseship is coming! Sunday, May 4, 2014, Holland America will be arriving at Cruiseport

Calling all Main Street, downtown, shops, restaurants, cultural districts, Rocky Neck:

v Open up if you can on Sunday May 4, and maybe at an earlier time (see flyer)

v Print out and hang up a welcome sign that’s being created for this day (coming soon!)

v By April 30th, email Carol Thistle  if you will be open,

v By April 30th, email Carol Thistle if you can offer a special discount or have a creative theme you would like to share.

o Gloucester doesn’t need too much help in that department but if you’re needing last minute oomph ideas, search GMG and see what Toodeloos and Pop Gallery and so many others come up with for holidays and block parties!

v Some of downtown is open Sundays anyhow (Island Art & Hobby); it would be good for all of us to know who is open on Sundays

v Passengers won’t be able to visit everywhere, of course. Residents: this might be a fun day to come together to support downtown, your favorite store, restaurant, gallery– and some great people watching!

Gloucester is one port of call. Hundreds of passengers have pre-booked, arranged itineraries– day or ½ day trips that will depart directly from Cruiseport.  Some  passengers remain on board. Many passengers specifically selected disembarking and exploring Gloucester.

Stage Fort Visitor Center will be open. Maritime Gloucester will be open. Cape Ann Museum is closed for renovation. How about you?

Gloucester Daily Times Online Going To Subscription Model


I’ve said it countless times in the podcast and in these pages- local newspapers are vital.  Citizens need good journalists who will keep them informed of decisions by politicians.  I’m not saying that local politicians are bad, what I’m saying is that the newspaper is a source where you can get the facts about an issue that otherwise you’d have no clue about and where their representatives stand on these issues.

Those journalists and photographers believe me don’t necessarily love to write about tax classification issues and go to long boring meetings to report on things, that’s why they need to be paid and why folks need to support them by subscribing.

We here at GMG do not cover real unbiased news the way that journalists do.  We cover the fluff and the fun and bring you a ton of great stuff but we are not journalists.  We do it for the love of it.

Local newspapers are essential.  As fashionable as it is for some people to bash The GDT, I for one completely appreciate the work they do to bring us real news even in the face of financial hard times and cutbacks and layoffs within their industry.

I suspect all those who love to bash it would be the same ones really missing it if it is gone because it isn’t financially viable to give their content away for free.

Wednesday April 23rd , 2014 Cape Ann Weather..

Marine Forecast…
Gale Warning!
Wed W winds 5 to 10 kt…becoming NW 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Wed Night NW winds 15 to 20 kt…increasing to 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
Hourly Forecast…

Extended Forecast….

Video Forecast….


Community Stuff 4/23/14


“For the Love of Art”
                              Four variations on a theme by Jim McAllister

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, Gloucester
April 17, April 24, May 1 and May 8th – 7:30PM

Thursday, April 24      “From Paris to Provence: A Cultural Odyssey”
A  delightful “armchair tour” of France  includes stops in Paris, Giverny, Aix-en-Provence, Nice, St. Remy & other important late 19th and early 20th century French art meccas. The heavily- illustrated talk tracks the comings & goings of  Picasso, Matisse, Renoir, Van Gogh, Chagall and notable North Shore artists.

Thursday, May 1         “Forgers, Frauds and Filchers: Art Crimes and Criminals”
Elmyr de Hory, David “Three Picassos Before Breakfast” Stein, and other infamous forgers come to life in Jim’s look at the darker side of the art world. Also to be covered are a number of spectacular art heists, including the theft of the Mona Lisa  and an institutional scandal that rocked the museum world.

Thursday, May 8          “Collecting Art on a Shoestring: The Thrill of the Chase”
For two decades, Jim has haunted flea markets, yard sales, thrift and antique shops, auction houses, and even the internet looking for works of art to add to his eclectic collection. Jim will share his favorite art-collecting stories and tips on how to acquire art without the benefit of a large budget.

Jim McAllister is well known on the North Shore as teacher, lecturer, author, tour guide, photographer, and, for his Essex County Chronicles column in the Salem News. A dedicated art collector for 20 years, Jim has curated gallery shows & lectured on art-related topics at the Rockport Art Association, the North Shore Arts Association, Vose Galleries in Boston, the New England Watercolor Society, Kensington-Stobart Gallery as well as appearances on “Chonicle”. The first recipient of the prestigious  Essex National Heritage Commission’s “Heritage Hero” Award & the North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau’s “Storyteller Award”.

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester. Free parking at municipal parking lot. Admission is $12 per lecture, reservations are suggested. Series ticket with reserved seating are available at a reduced $40 rate until April 10. For more information or to make reservations contact, or if necessary, at 978.979.5907.