GloucesterCast 150 With @KimSmithDesigns , Toby Pett and @Joey_C Taped 9/13/15


GloucesterCast 150 With @KimSmithDesigns , Toby Pett and @Joey_C Taped 9/13/15

Topics Include: The 150th GloucesterCast, Eric Myers Attic Gold Show, Thanks To Dot (Gloucester Quilter)and Bex For A Great Evening, Fish Tales On The Schooner Adventure, Fitz Hugh Henry Lane, Picturing Bing McGilvray, Kim Promises To Cover The Mobile Museum Of American Arifacts (no pressure), Peach Thief, The Dead Swan and Hypothesizing How It Happened, Migration Time, A Murmation ,Get Your Flu Shots, Assessing Alicia’s Podcast Alicia Unleashed, Kim’s East Gloucester Kids with Butterfly Photos,  What Is The Latest With The Cape Ann Community Cinema, Farm Raised GMO-Free Monarchs, Apologies To Paul McGeary and Greg Verga, The Sad Part About This Election, The Schooner Festival Has Finally Arrived Thanks To Some Key People Like Tracy Arabian and Her Marketing and Tom Balf and The Awesome Team At Maritime Gloucester, 150th Podcast In the Books!



Eric Myers “Attic Gold” Show Based Out of Ipswich On The DIY Network Stops By The Dock

Eric Is Looking For a Few Interesting Attics To Feature On His Show Attic Gold On The DIY Network-

Check it out!

It’s on tonight at 8PM on the DIY Network
atticgoldHusband and wife picker/appraiser team Eric and Michelle Myers clean out junk-filled New England attics looking for hidden treasures. They’ll clean the space for free, but they get to keep what they find. And in these old Colonial houses, there’s no telling what’s hidden behind the rafters, from valuable vintage toys to mint-condition collectibles. After they pick the place clean, they transform the attic into a bright new space the whole family can enjoy.


And what a great bunch of fish tale story tellers! You may recall Greg Bover’s invitation from last week where the Gloucester Writer’s Center, Schooner Adventure, and Maritime Gloucester joined forces to bring us Gloucester’s Fish Tales held not at the writing center but from Webster Pier, on board the beautiful and welcoming Schooner Adventure. Maureen Aylward organized a fantastic line up of story tellers. I unfortunately was only able to stay for the first several story tellers but had the pleasure of listening to GMG FOB Ron Gilson, Bing McGilvray, Jim Masciarelli, and Jimmy Tarantino. I believe Henry Ferrini was filming the event so hopefully it will be available to see soon.

Ron Gilson Schooner Adventure Gloucester MA ©Kim Smith 2015Ron Gilson holding a photo taken in 1951 when he was a young man aboard the Adventure during the time when it was still a working dory fishing schooner. 

Bing McGilvray Schooner Adventure ©Kim Smith 2015jpgBing McGilvray

Fish Tales Schhoner Adventure ©Kim Smith 2015Jim Masciarelli

At first sight #proud of my Dad: HarborWalk Fisherman’s Wharf public art exhibition



















Catherine Ryan submits-

At first sight, Leo Vitale finds the panel where his Dad’s boat is featured in a gorgeous Paul Frontiero photograph. His cousin and sisters join in.

Joey Ciaramitaro, Vito Giacalone, Mark McDonough, and Peter Prybot were the original authors of this outdoor display, before it was expanded and updated.  The exhibit was restored because the original faded.  Artists generously granted reproduction permission of their work. Go see their art! Look for Joey Ciaramitaro, Paul Frontiero, Martin Luster and Brenda Guiled. Individuals and organizations were generous too. More on this later…


More 2015 Gloucester MA Schooner Festival Pics From Mary Barker!

Mary Barker submits-
Hi Joey,

I hope the GMG world can tolerate a few more photos from the Schooner Festival.
Seanna Kelley, the executive director of the Mystic invited Three Sheets to the Wind aboard to sing on a Saturday sail.
She then invited me back aboard for the Parade of Sails and Race on Sunday so I could take some photos OF the
Adventure sailing, not just FROM the Adventure as I’ve done in the past. What a gorgeous vessel she is. I feel
so blessed to have now sailed on a 3 masted schooner. I was very excited to see the Essex built Lette G Howard
in port for the festivities. And the Columbia is nothing short of amazing. The Mystic’s crew were wonderful, and kept spirits high and
lively despite quickly falling into last place during the race and missing a buoy. How great it was that the weather was
so perfect for this amazing weekend.

Mary Barker

Don’t be the dope that puts elderly and people with weakened immune systems at risk. Get your flu shot today!


Got my flu shot at CVS yesterday.  Took five minutes.  Most insurance covers it without a co-pay.  The lady who gave it to me was explaining how much overwhelming evidence there is to say it saves lives and then brought up the anti-flouride crusaders and how much misinformation is out there.
She also told me it takes three weeks to take effect,  so get ahead of flu season and potentially save lives!

Guided Walking Tours Offered by Cape Ann Museum

Explore downtown Gloucester through the historic lens of maritime painter Fitz Henry Lane

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (September 11, 2015) – The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present Fitz Henry Lane’s Gloucester, a guided walking tour, on Saturday,  September 26 at 10:00 a.m. Explore downtown Gloucester and discover what it was like in the 19th century when Fitz Henry Lane roamed the streets and painted the views. Tours last about one and a half hours and are held rain or shine. Participants should be comfortable being on their feet for that amount of time. Cost is $10 for Cape Ann Museum members; $20 for nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Space is limited and reservations are required. Email or call (978) 283-0455, x10 for more information or to reserve a space.


Fitz Henry Lane was a Cape Ann artist, printmaker and world-renowned American marine painter. With his subtle use of gleaming light, Lane is generally regarded as one of the finest 19th century practitioners of the style known as luminism. The Cape Ann Museum’s unparalleled collection of works by Fitz Henry Lane – which includes paintings, drawings and lithographs – is on permanent display in the gorgeously renovated Lane Gallery, a space fully devoted to Lane’s life and work.

Image credit: Fitz Henry Lane (1804–1865). Gloucester Harbor at Sunrise, c. 1850, oil on canvas. Gift of Lawrence Brooks, 1970. [Acc. #2020]

Cape ann Chamber of Commerce Events



GLOUCESTER, Massachusetts – On Thursday, September 10, 2015, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the grand opening ABC Home Healthcare Professionals.  The ceremony took place at the new location at 281R East Main Street in Gloucester, MA.

Jeannette Sheehan, owner of the family run business, welcomed the public to the new location with a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by an opening reception. ABC Home Healthcare was presented with a senate citation from the office of Senator Tarr.  Refreshments were served to the many guests who attended the ceremony.

ABC Home Healthcare is a local, family owned, full service home care agency.  Jeannette Sheehan, Board Certified Nurse Practitioner, is the founder and owner of ABC home care in Boston, with over 40 years industry experience she leads their team of compassionate caregivers. ABC is dedicated to providing the most advanced and comprehensive private home care services.


Reserve your ticket for the BEST ODDS in town!

25k Game Flyer

Join the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, October 1, for the Chamber’s annual $25,000 Game. The event will be held from 5:00 – 7:00pm at The Gloucester House Restaurant, 63 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA, and one person will walk away the lucky winner of $10,000. As one of the most exciting and fun-filled events on Cape Ann this Fall, it will also feature a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and much more. A total of $25,000 in prizes!

Tickets are available on a first come first served basis at the Chamber office located at 33 Commercial Street in Gloucester and are $100 each. A limit of 500 tickets will be sold. Each ticket admits the ticket holder and one guest to the Gloucester House festivities on October 1st and includes a light dinner. Prizes are as follows:

Grand Prize:  $10,000

2nd Prize:  $5,000
3rd Prizes:  $2,500

4th Prizes:  $1,000 each (6 lucky winners)
5th Prize: $500 (3 lucky winners)

Total: $25,000

To reserve your ticket for the Best Odds in town, please visit the Cape Ann Chamber today or call us at  (978) 283-1601.  More information can also be found on

September Business After Hours at Ohana!

Thursday, September 17, 2015 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM


151 Main Street  Gloucester, MA 01930

Come Mix, Mingle and Network with other area Business Leaders at this delicious, award winning Restaurant!

Sample from their menu and enjoy this great little jewel of a restaurant in Downtown Gloucester. $10.

Cash bar available.

Ohana After Hours Flyer

Mayoral Candidates Forum

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

The Elks at Bass Rocks  101 Atlantic Road  Gloucester, MA 01931

The 2015 Gloucester Mayoral Race promises to be an exciting one!  Come meet the Candidates and hear where they stand on important issues facing Gloucester, in this first of two Forums.

A light breakfast will be served.  $25 per person.

    2015 Mayoral Debate Flyer