GloucesterCast 101 With Guests Frank Ciolino and Kim Smith and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 10/26/14

GloucesterCast 101 With Frank Ciolino and Kim Smith Taped 10/26/14

Topics Include:  Magnolia House Of Pizza Fire, Niece Amanda gets Released From the Hospital, 100th Podcast Recap, Brothers Brew Is Out, Last Stop Variety Is In, Thanking James and Anna Eves From Cape Ann Giclee, Anna Bangladesh, Sad That We Left Jenn Cullen Out, Missing Ed Collard, If Someone Wants To Make Me Happy They Should Mention That They Liked The Podcast, Joey Ciolino Bails Out The Dock, Frank Ciolino Stops By, Pizza Void In Magnolia, The Three Stooge Special At Tuckers Farm Family Diner, Dave Tucker Cooking Breakfast At Mile Marker One Now, 525 Doing Sunday Brunch and It Looks Amazing, Kim Smith Apparently Has No Juice At 525, Frank Is A Fan Of The Shrimp Scampi At 525, Frank Gives The Pros and Cons Of Moving From Central Gloucester To Magnolia,  Going To Magnolia Is A Commitment For An East Gloucester Guy, Frank Turns Into The Incredible Hulk Behind The Wheel, Franks Favorite GMG Events- The Food Eating Challenges, The Rogue Burger Challenge At Passports, The Three Stooge Challenge At Tuckers Farm Family Diner, The Hot Wing Challenge At The Farm Bar and Grille, Ed Collard, Big Lar, The Last Day Open For Mayalisa and Co At The Lobster Pool, Lobster Pool Fans Pleas To Not Change It, Frank Goes Off On TV Dumpers and Has A Solution, Frank’s Take On Question Two and The Bottle Bill, Gloucester Citizen’s Police Academy, Election Get Out The Vote Party, Agreeing To Disagree

Joey and Frank Ciolino ©Kim Smith 2014

Sylvia Plath Quote of the Week from Greg Bover

“There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.”

Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)


A Jamaica Plain native, Plath wrote and published poetry from an early age. Educated at Smith College, where she edited the college magazine, she received a Fulbright grant to study at Cambridge University in England, where she met and later married poet Ted Hughes. She struggled with depression throughout her life, spending significant time at McLean’s hospital in Belmont and receiving electroshock therapy. Plath is credited with popularizing the confessional poetry genre and won the Pulitzer Prize for her collection Ariel. She survived a number of suicide attempts, but ultimately succumbed just after the publication of her novel The Bell Jar, leaving two children aged 2 and nine months.

Greg Bover

Gloucester High Athletes at Bates

Former GHS athletes Gilbert Brown and Michael Tomaino are two of four from their class at Gloucester that have been selected to be captains of their football teams at the college level this year. That is truly unbelievable! The other two are Jordan Shairs at Curry and Chris Unis at Merrimac. I have no knowledge of this ever happening before and all these young men, along with their parents and former coaches should be proud of what they have accomplished.




Four Artists Four Media: One Exhibition

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck

October 30 – November 23, 2014, Thursday-Sunday, 12:00-4:00 PM

Public Reception Saturday, November 1, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Four artists with strong bodies of work that display personal themes and expression that show through their different media, come together for an exhibition that lives up to the name, “Dimensions” from Oct. 30 to Nov 23, 2014, Thursday-Sunday, 12:00-4:00 PM. at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson St, Gloucester, MA. The four artists, Christy Park, Delphine Zohn, Rosella Sagall, and Rochell Zohn are all exhibiting Massachusetts artists.

Christy Park’s work for this show is of large abstracted animals. These are images that she has returned to throughout her career. She says of the pieces, “They seem to be totemic, almost dreamlike and seem to follow me. They have surfaced throughout my career, even when I lived and worked in New York City.”

Delphine Zohn is an expressionist painter. Her basic subject is the human form and face. She is well known for portraiture and is often working on commissions for portraits. However, various other themes weave through her work and like most painters she find inspiration for paintings in many varied places.

Several pieces by Rosella Sagall in this show are a departure from her usual work. These are large drawings of colonial women that began with an idea about depicting the 13 women who were later hanged in Salem. She wanted to draw large images and was at the same time thinking about the “trials” from Salem Village. These are side by side with much smaller tighter drawings.

Rochelle Zohn is a fiber artist. Some of her pieces were created in response to her son’s struggle with cancer. The beauty and color of these works, made from vintage kimono pieces, belie the somberness of the theme. More playful in nature are structures made from coffee filters and newspaper.


Christy Park studied painting at the Art Students’ League in New York City. For her MFA she worked with film, and her doctoral work was an analysis of video art. She has exhibited nationally, and was one of the founders of the 55 Mercer St. Gallery in New York. She is professor emerita at the Massachusetts College of Art and resides in Gloucester.

Rosella Park Sagall is an artist, designer, and educator from the mid-west who has lived in New England for over 30 years. She received a BFA in printmaking from Ohio State University. She returned and did two years of post-graduate work in graphic design in the Industrial Design Department at OSU. She worked as a designer in Columbus and Toledo, Ohio and Bangor, Maine. She also holds an MA in Museum Education from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA.

Delphine Zohn has a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and has exhibited in group and solo shows in New England. She was a member of the Depot Square Gallery in Lexington, and her work may be seen in venues throughout the Boston area.

Rochelle Zohn is an established fiber artist living in Waltham. Her most recent Series of work was exhibited in “Encounters with Cancer” for survivors and caretakers, at the Brush Gallery in Lowell. She is well known for her classes and workshops in knitting and felting.

The public is invited to the reception for the artists on Saturday, November 1, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, the official Welcome Center for Rocky Neck and home of the Art Colony, hosts exhibitions, workshops, meetings, lectures and cultural events of all kinds. The Center is open Thursdays – Sundays, year round. The Center accommodates 100 people and is fully handicapped accessible. For information about renting the facility for a meeting, theatrical or musical performance, a small wedding or anniversary, both private or for the community, contact


Suzanne Gilbert Lee
Rocky Neck Art Colony

Chelsea Berry with Charlee Bianchini Old Sloop Coffee House Saturday, Nov. 1 @ 7:30pm

chelsea old sloop

Coming soon…
Not many tckets left for this event!
Tickets can be purchased also at The Bookstore, 61 Main St. and Toad Hall Bookstore, Rockport, Ma.


Community Stuff 10/27/14

Operation Troop Support


Food Items:

Coffee / Tea / Sugar / Creamora, Granola bars / Nuts / Beef Jerky / Cereal / Cookies / Pretzels

Peanut butter – (don’t forget the Crackers!)

Tuna / Fruit / Soup, Powdered Drink Mixes, Sun Flower Seeds / Gum / Mints*PULL TABS ON CANNED ITEMS, PLEASE



**Especially Baby Wipes & Q-Tips**


SOCKS! SOCKS! SOCKS! Our Troops walk 10+ miles every day ~

Fresh, Clean Socks are a Luxury. Underwear ~ Boxers / Briefs / Ladies’ Panties, T-shirts

Recreational Time:

Cards and Letters from Home, Paperback Books / Magazines / Playing Cards, Crossword Puzzle Books / Word Find Books, Pens / Pencils / Notepads, DVD’s / CD’s, Portable DVD Players, Portable CD Players, Phone Cards

Small, Hand-held Electronic Games



We ask that you keep all Our Soldiers and Our Wounded Recovering in

Military Hospitals around the World in Your Thoughts and Prayers.

The hospitalized Warriors and their families need gift cards!!

Walmart, Kohl’s, Target, CVS, Walgreens







TELEPHONE (978) 281-9740

Butternut Squash Across Gloucester on Food Day

Happy Food Day, Gloucester!

Every Gloucester student from Kindergarten through 12th grade celebrated “real food, just food” this Friday, October 24 in a district-wide Food Day event. The event was coordinated by Backyard Growers, FoodCorps, Cape Ann Fresh Catch, and the amazing kitchen managers at each Gloucester school.

Food Day isn’t entirely new in Gloucester. Last year, FoodCorps service members serving with Backyard Growers and The Open Door organized a tasting of local butternut squash at Veterans Memorial Elementary School as part of this national event. This year, Backyard Growers has expanded its school garden programs to include every school in Gloucester, and decided to ramp up its Food Day programming as well.

Ken Bonfield’s Artistry of the Guitar

featuring Ryan Ayers & Shun Ng

Saturday, November 8, Concert 7:30 PM, Tickets $15 at the door

Fingerstyle Artistry Workshop at 3pm, $30 or $40 for workshop & concert

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester.


Gloucester MA— Gloucester resident, and master guitarist Ken Bonfield will host an Artistry of the Guitar in-the-round concert at The Cultural Center in Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson St., Gloucester, MA on Saturday, November 8th with special guests Ryan Ayers and Shun Ng.  A Fingerstyle Artistry Workshop will be offered at 3pm for $30. The concert starts at 7:30pm and tickets are $15 at the door. For both events the cost is $40. Concert Doors open at 7pm; there will be light refreshments.  Each show will start with a short solo set from each artist followed by a short intermission and then a second set with all three guitarists in-the-round swapping songs and stories and sitting in on each others compositions.

Please visit the artist’s website for more information:

Ken Bronfield:

Friday Night Wine Down!

I’ve been meaning to write a post about this awesome place for months now, but just haven’t gotten it done.  So, without further delay…  you need to check out Mill River Winery in Rowley.

I’ve been twice and truly can’t get back there fast enough.

While their event calendar is pretty full with tastings, tours, vineyard walks, and much more, it is the “Friday Night Wine Downs” that I find the most tremendous.

The first time I went, there was some pretty awesome music thanks to Michael Maloney.  Totally check him out as he was really fantastic and has done some cool things since I heard him play that evening!  In addition to the music, the wine is without a doubt spectacular and the food that they offered up was truly delicious.

Another event that I’ve been dying to hit is their “Crush and Brew Trail“.  It’ll take you from the Mill River Winery to the Riverwalk Brewing Company to the Newburyport Brewing Company, and finally onto Jewell Towne Vineyards.  I mean, come on!

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4 Years Ago Today Was Captain Pete Mondello’s 60th Birthday


A lot has changed in the 4 years since that day except how hard Pete works to provide for his family- THAT IS A CONSTANT.

One of the best guys you’d every want to have the pleasure of knowing as a friend OR a business acquaintance.

Pete Mondello is the kind of guy everyone should be lucky enough to have in their circle of friends.

Community Photos 10/27/14

Fall Foliage photos from Anthony Marks

Take Me Down To The Harbor Now from Peter Digre


Len Burgess submits-

The annual Model Ship Show at the Torigian Community Life Center in Peabody last weekend was
a big success.
Here’s some photos from the show…


Monday October 27th , 2014 Cape Ann Weather ..

Marine Forecast :
Mon NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Mon Night NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt… Becoming W 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

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Hourly Forecast :



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