GloucesterCast 116 #GloucesterMA Podcast Taped 1/25/15 With Guest Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro


GloucesterCast 116 #GloucesterMA Podcast Taped 1/25/15 With Guest Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro
Topics Include: Guest Toby Pett Paso A Paso Wine From Savour Wine and Cheese Pole Dancer Special, Best Cold Remedy, Nonni’s and Pinoli Unconfirmed Rumors, Gloucester Gas Prices Over 20 Cents Higher Than Out Of Town, Mens Shorts Made Out Of Vintage Afghans, Greatest Thing Ever -Watching Kids Soccer, Blizzard Prep Are You A Milk and Bread Hoarder?, Sista Felicia Very Anti-Crock Pot, If You’re Not Chilling Your Salad Plates you’re Not Doing It Right, Roasted Garlic Heads, Ultimate Super Bowl Menu, Sista Felicia’s Bread Anti Pasta Bar, Anchovies.

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Mayor Sefathia City of Gloucester Blizzard Prep

Hello residents of Gloucester ,
As we prepare for the blizzard conditions Tueday, I ask for your help. Please watch out for each other especially our seniors. We are meeting tomorrow and will get emergency information out to you. Please take precautions, public roads will be plowed first, side roads secondary, and private roads will be plowed after the storm. This administration will work closely with the DPW director Mike Hale,  who has been working on a plan to make private roads public according law. My CAO Jim Jim Destino is working with with Mr. hale to make sure we get this started. So please take all precautions, stay off roads, make sure you have supplies for at least 3 days. Be prepared for power outages, due to flood warnings, high winds. You have 24 hours to prepare. So make sure you have your senior ready. Thank you ahead of time for your patience.

Sefatia Romeo Theken

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A Hummingbird’s Glittering Gorget

Allen's Hummingbird Male California ©Kim Smith 2015

Male Allen’s Hummingbird and Aloe Blossoms

While visiting Liv and Matt in southern California we saw what seemed like zillions of hummingbirds. It’s early spring there with many flowering trees coming into bloom and the hummingbirds are on the move. They are drawn to the flower’s nectar and they also eat the small insects that are attracted to the blossoms. Unlike the Northeast, where typically only one species of hummingbird breeds in our region (the Ruby-throated Hummingbird), fourteen different species of hummingbirds have been reported in southern California. The five that are most common, of which we saw three, are Allen’s, Anna’s, Black-chinned, Rufous, and Costa’s Hummingbirds. Looking at the gorget is one way to tell the different species apart however, that can be a bit misleading because unless the light is hitting the brilliant iridescent feathers at just the right angle, the feathers will look dull and dark.

The gorget (pronounced ˈgr-jət) is the patch of feathers found on the throat or chin of an adult (not juvenile) male hummingbird. The word gorget comes from the swath of metal worn by knights-in-armor to protect their throat. The Eastern Ruby-throated Hummingbird takes its name from its gorget. Hummingbirds have possibly the most iridescent feathers known in birds. The beautiful iridescence is found not only on the gorget but the wings, head, neck, and back. Reasons many are speculated as to why hummingbirds have iridescent feathers; perhaps to confuse predators, to attract a female, or to guard its territory.

Allen's Hummingbird Red Gorget Male ©Kim Smith 2015JPGMale Allen’s Hummingbird

As the male Allen’s Hummingbird turns its head from side to side, the light catches the barbed cells of the glittering gorget. The photo above and the photo below perfectly illustrate how, with the tilt of its head, you first see the iridescence in the gorget, and then not at all.

Allen's Hummingbird Male  ©Kim Smith 2015

Allen's Hummingbird Female ©Kim Smith 2015Female Allen’s Hummingbird

Allen's Hummingbird Male iridescent wings ©kim Smith 2015Iridescent Wings, Cap, and Back Feathers

Fun hummingbird fact: A group of hummingbirds may be called a bouquet, glittering, a hover, shimmer, or a tune of hummingbirds.




Huge Asteroid To Pass By Earth On Monday

Huge Asteroid To Pass By Earth On Monday

“On January 26/27, the asteroid 2004 BL86 will sweep past the Earth at a distance of 1.2 million kilometers, three times the distance of the moon. Closer asteroid approaches are common, but this one is gaining attention because of the size and brightness of the object involved.

The website Lunar Meteorite Hunters lists 41 close asteroid approaches in January alone. However, some are as small as 24 meters across. The larger representatives, such as the 1.1 kilometer 2062 Aten, will pass at least ten lunar distances (LD) away; 73 in Aten’s case.

What makes 2004 BL86 (also known as 357439) stand out is the combination of closeness and size. With a length somewhere between 400 and 900 meters, its passage at 3.1LD will be the closest approach of anything this size until 2027, unless an undetected object is waiting to give us a scare.”

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Come join us as we celebrate the the 256th birthday of the beloved Scottish bard Robert Burns this Sunday, January 25th (his actual birthday!) at our Celtic Music Session at the Dog Bar in downtown Gloucester.



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I’ll be joined by fiddler Adrienne Howard, string player Linda Shields Swicker and whistle player/piper/singer David de la Barre. We’ll feature songs and poems of Burns – and other Scottish ‘fare’ (except haggis!) – bring one to share! 5:30-8:30. No cover.

Dog Bar

20 Rogers Street, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930

Sneak Peek of Gloucester Teen Ally Doody’s Beautiful Voice



Ally Doody singing “Bad Self Portraits” by Lake Street Drive

Yesterday while scrolling through my Facebook feed I came across this video shared by my friend Pauline Doody, Ally’s mom. The Video was filmed secretly by one of Alleys biggest fans Eric Cameron. I’ve been lucky enough to have heard this talented teenagers voice a few times in person when she was younger.  She’s had an amazing voice as a child, but has clearly developed a more mature sound that truly blew me away. Ally and her mom were kind enough to give me permission to share this video on GMG.  Ally doesn’t do any self promotion, and is humble about her ability to sing . Love that this gifted girl belts out songs in her basement for family and friends for fun! Take a listen…. you’ll  be wowed! This girl has some serious talent that needs to be heard around the world don’t you think?

Ally Writes~ I’m sixteen years old and for as long as I can remember I have loved to sing. I sing to make the ones that support me happy and obviously to make myself happy too! I don’t usually volunteer to sing but I’ll always be up for singing if someone asks me too. Singing is a fun hobby of mine and if it gets me somewhere great!! But I really sing to make people happy.”
*Video filmed & produced by Eric Cameron

Looking Up

I am in love with this building.  From the inside and out.  For so many reasons.

If you haven’t seen a performance at the Shalin Liu, you really need to.

I snapped these quick shots while out for a run the other afternoon.  While my knowledge of architecture is very limited, my fascination for lines, angles, and the nuances of it all is pretty significant.  Little parts of the whole have always been of interest to me, I guess.

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Asian Infused Grilled Chicken Tenders with Bella Mushroom, Asparagus and Crumbled Goat Cheese





Asian Infused Grilled Chicken Tenders with Bella Mushroom, Asparagus and Crumbled Goat Cheese


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Winter Storm Iola

SnowRkptWM5500 We had a beautiful snowfall in the afternoon, then a rainy-icey mess, and finally heavy snow for a short time. The total accumulation was 3 to 4 inches. Needless to say, I did not venture out into my first snowstorm since being released from medical facilities. The upside is that I can’t shovel or drive (yet).

Pet of the Week-Hawkeye


I didn’t expect to find myself in this situation but sometimes life has a funny way of changing your plans so watch out Super Senior program here I come! My Super power is “Purr-suasion” because I am confident I will persuade you into falling in love.  My name is Hawkeye and I am currently single and looking for my long-lasting love connection. I am a mellower fellow and prefer to be your one and only. Maybe you can make my dreams come true?  For more information on adoptable pets and upcoming events visit

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