#GloucesterMA Podcast GloucesterCast 135 Taped @CapeAnnTVCATV 5/5/15 With Toby Pett, Donna Ardizzoni, Kenny MacCarthy and Host Joey Ciaramitaro


Topics Include: Thanks For The Crew At Cape Ann TV For Taping Our Show, We’ve arriven!, Holding people who will inevitably complain about the first heat wave of the summer accountable for their

“I’ll never complain about the heat after this past winter” statements, We’re looking for a few good lesbians, One Hour At A Time Gang Meeting At The Fishermen’s Wives Memorial this week, Call To Artists for Art Show At Magnolia Historical Society, PoopCast, The Baltimore Boss Mom Is A Hero, Where would the “I want to be offended and outraged over everything” people stand about saying kids deserve a cuff if they toss trash onto the street,
What would you rather step in- dog poop or gum, Cutting the vocal chords on yippy dogs, Kenny challenges dog owners to pick up other dog’s poop, Toby says he walks around with plastic bags and picks up dog poop of dogs he doesn’t own and proves he’s a better human being than anyone else, The water bottle deposit vote failed, Women who pay twice as money for products that are package in smaller portions, Kenny’s Real Estate Report, Alicia Pensarosa’s old-school tow behind trailer is retro awesome for so many reasons, Tiny Off The Grid Houses, She Sheds, Ben Macadam’s Tiny Portable Studio Project, Who will fill the shoes of Tony’s Pizza in Magnolia for take out food?, The reason’s for Gloucester’s resurgence, The Anti Flouride vs Pro Flouride People Are Getting Chippy, Professional Protestors, Tailgaiting and New England Revolution games, The Cape Ann Cinema Crowdsourcing IndiGoGo Campaign and $99 To Enter New Essay Contest To Own The Cape Ann Community Cinema Is Very Confusing, Joey’s Upcoming $1,000,000,000 Crowdsourcing Campaign To Raise Money To Develop A New Crowdsourcing Campaign Platform To Raise Money, The Restaurant Report With Toby Pett, Trip Advisor and Foodie Tours.  Big Time Thanks To Erich Archer, Lisa Smith and Henry Cooper At Cape Ann TV for making this happen.

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Hi Joey- 

Rumor has it that there is a giant fish on the loose in downtown Gloucester!
The kids at Beeman Elementary school created this guy from recycled materials in art class at school, and now he is swimming around somewhere downtown! We think he got too excited about this weekend’s GPS Arts Festival and took off early to check it out. Please have your readers let us know if they spot him.
And I hope everyone can join in the fun this Saturday, May 9 when downtown is taken over with art displays, performances and even an outdoor painting project at Cape Ann Sculpture park. more info at thinkthebest.org and in this video. 
See you there!

Lobster Scissors from Daughter Liv

Mmmm–it just occurred to me–a not-so subtle hint for lobster dinners when she is home over Memorial Day weekend? Liv must be dreaming about summer’s freshest straight-off-the-boats tasty lobsters from Captain Joe and Sons!


Help With Bird ID

Pair of wading birdsGMG FOB Jackie Bennett wonders what bird. I think they are willetts, but am not entirely sure. Thanks for sharing!

Jackie writes: 

I wonder if there are any birders out there who help me identify these birds. I have tried but am confused.  Maybe they are juveniles?  They are medium sized. I can’t tell from the photograph but I think their legs are dark, not yellow.  They were out on Great Neck in Ipswich in a tidal inlet.  They are pretty.  showing legs

Annual Day in April is Simple Yet Profound – Kids Clutching Poems…

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unnamedQueuing and sharing. Poem in Your Pocket Day fell on April 30. The power of poetry and listening was unforgettable. Try it yourself next year—bring extra Kleenex.

Mayor Romeo-Theken encourages Gloucester students to send their original poem to the Office of the Mayor, 9 Dale Avenue, Gloucester, MA. She promises to read them! Students should include their name, which Gloucester school, their grade and teacher’s name.

Look for Poem in Your Pocket Day each April. It’s free and simple to participate. Carry a Poem. Share a Poem. For more information, search for Poem in Your Pocket Day (PIYP Day) Academy of American Poets (www.poets.org) or New York City’s excellent web site, http://www.NYC.gov/poem. PIYP Day started in NYC in 2002 inspired by theFavorite Poem Project established in 1997 by Robert Pinsky, former Poet Laureate of the United States. East Gloucester Elementary initiated PIYP Day in 2012 because it always celebrates literacy and arts. Students are encouraged to submit poems to the Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Public Library’s Poetry without Paper contest.

The honorary post for the Gloucester Poet Laureate was created in 1998. There have been four poet laureates: Vincent Ferrini was the City’s first, then John Ronan, Ruthanne Collinson, and the current Poet Laureate, Peter Todd. The Committee for the Arts helps select a new Poet Laureate every four years.

Special thanks to the students; Mayor Romeo-Theken; East Gloucester Elementary school teachers and staff– especially Literacy Coach Melissa Francis; EGS PTO; poet laureate, Peter Todd, and former laureates John Ronan and Rufus Collinson. Student Cal White read Peter Todd’s poem, Friendship, for morning message. Visit Gloucester’s website for more information and to read the poems shared by the poet laureates.

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Underutilized Seafood Dinner to Benefit Maritime Gloucester


As much as we hate to think about it, a lot of the seafood that was once associated with Gloucester is now no longer actually landed here. That said, there are still many, tasty species of fish that are caught off of Gloucester’s shores.

Latitude 43 and Maritime Gloucester have teamed up again for the Second Annual Maritime Gloucester Dinner to showcase underutilized, local seafood. The four-course menu highlights the fresh seafood and each course is thoughtfully paired with “underutilized” wine varietals, to offer new ideas for seafood & wine pairings.

The dinner will be held on Tuesday, May 19th at 6:30 PM at Latitude 43. Please call (978.281.0223) for reservations as space is limited.

A portion of the evening’s proceeds will go to benefit the Maritime Gloucester.

Full menu with wine pairings below…


Hake & Clam Chowder with house made linguica, green garlic oil, served with house made oyster crackers

Prosecco Bartolomeo Breganze DOC    Veneto…

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Eastern Point Day School sends out another thank you

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Eastern Point Day School THANKS Their Teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week!

The collective love and effort from our EPDS teachers and staff is overwhelming!

They work as team, almost like a family, to give our kids a great experience and so, in honor of National Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week, our families say “thank you”!


And indeed, to educators all over the country! THANK YOU. It matters.



Powerful artwork by talented homeless and disabled artists

Lexicon Gallery Presents ArtLifting

Please join us for a very special and inspiring event in the Magnolia area of Gloucester, MA. Lexicon Gallery will be joining with ArtLifting in a show and sale of powerful artwork by talented homeless and disabled artists.

Opening and Artist Talk with Scott Benner: Friday May 8, 6-8pm. Show continues through June 21. Lexicon Gallery is located at 15 Lexington Ave., #1, Gloucester, MA. Gallery hours are fri-sun, 12-6pm.

Contact Seyrel Williams, gallery owner, for more info. seyrelwilliams@gmail.com To watch a short video interview with Seyrel about this event click here- https://www.bridgecapeann.com/profile/video.php?id=41&video_id=1411

Miranda Russell Band @ Shalin Liu May 7tt & 8th

Here’s a sneak peek of Miranda Russell, accompanied by Justin Piper and Joe Kessler, performing “Jolene” on “Local Music Seen with Allen Estes.” She will be Allen’s guest this week through to May 10, 2015. Airing Wednesdays at 6:30 pm, Fridays at 1:30 pm and Sundays at 6:00 pm, on Cape Ann TV Channel 12.

After you watch her on TV you’re really going to want to see her live — and you’re in luck.  Miranda will be at Shalin Liu in Rockport next Thursday & Friday May 7 & 8.  Good seats are still available for both shows, but the best seats are on May 7.  Don’t wait.  These shows are likely to sell out.  Get tickets here.

Thursday Night Blues Party with Dave Sag’s Tonight~ Ed Scheer, Jack Ward, Mario Perrett and Paul Foss 8:30 – 11:30 @ The Rhumb Line 5.7.2015

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We got a real fine band this week: The Euphemystics. Not really new but famous in my own mind as a favorite to work with.So, let’s get going! Our fearless leader this time is the diaphanous Mr. Edd Scheer, the singing, talking drummbler par excellance. He sings, he plays, he has amusing side effects on the band and crowd.  As agent provocateur, we have the commodious Mr. Jack Ward (Cleaver): glittering glitarist, singer, and blues composter; a real pleasure. On sax, we got that former teen idol  and Playgirl® spokesmodel with his jewel-encrusted uvula: Mr. Mario Perrett. From Maine, we got the guy who put the bunion (Bunyan?) in Bangor: Mr. Paul Foss. We’re old friends. I don’t know why. Add me, the severely addlepated basis of blunt, stir well, and have a great time. Don’t miss this. 8:30 till…

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