GloucesterCast 165 With Kim Smith, Alicia Cox, Leslie Heffron, Donna Ardizzoni and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 12/27/15


GloucesterCast 165 With Kim Smith, Alicia Cox, Leslie Heffron, Donna Ardizzoni and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 12/27/15

Topics include:

Plunge for Pete Frates Today at Good Harbor Beach
First snowfall tuesday and everyone that loves snow can screw.
One hour at a time gang. sean nolan did niles beach
Two Sisters- patty is still there
Cacciatores soon to be open as AJ’s on the harbor
Polar Plunge
New Years Resolutions-yoga Cape Ann Power Yoga Deal and treetop yoga
Snowy Owl
Debating buying inndividual mics
 Smokers beware: new ‘green economy’ laws approved by the Italian parliament on Tuesday will see those caught flicking their cigarette butts on the ground slapped with fines.

And it’s not just smokers who are being targeted either. Those caught engaging in equally mindless but unfortunately no less common littering activities will also face fines.

Both inconsiderate chewers who spit their gum onto Italian streets and coffee drinkers who scrunch up their receipts and throw them on the floor will be fined between €30 and €150.

The legislation states that fines will hit people found throwing “small pieces of litter any place that isn’t a bin: including the gutter, floor, and water”.

The measures passed on Tuesday with 169 of Italy’s MPs voting in favor, 32 against and 11 abstaining.

Matt Ring got his snow blower so Im hoping that translates to no snow

Alicia Cox’ New Year/New Year’s Eve Restaurant Rundown
I encourage restaurants and anyone that can add to this list!
Art Rundown With Leslie Heffron

Doodles Art Emporium

156 Granite St, Rockport, MA 01966

Morpheus Returns- A Group Winter Show

Closing reception: Sunday, January 3, 4-6 p.m.

Artists represented: Alison Landoni, Thomas Philbrook, Skip Montello, Jim Wickey, Ben Wickey, Nancy Jarvis,Sinikka Nogelo, Pam Courtleigh.Law Hamilton,Dale BlankSho


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I only had my cell phone with and wish so much my movie camera was back from the repair center. He/she was fairly high up in the tree so it’s really not that bad for a cell phone camera. The hawk did not at all seem to mind my interest and stayed for a while before flying towards the Lighthouse.

Strike out ALS Polar Plunge at Good Harbor Beach

There were 400 registered polar plungers to Strike out ALS.  Very inspirational seeing these 400 polar plunges and Pete Frates being at the beach with his wife, child and all those swimmers sending him love.

To help donate please follow the link below:


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New Year’s Restaurant Rundown

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day is my favorite time of the year.

Represents new beginnings and renewal for the upcoming New Year.

Here’s what we have for the 2 days of celebration!

I encourage restaurants and anyone that can add to this list!

New Year’s Eve

Ohana NYE Price Fixe Menu 3 Course Dinner  $45 With wine pairing  $80

NYE Lobster Specials At Seaport Grille & NYE Party Cruise On the Beauport Princess 8:30PM-12:30AM

2nd Annual Family Fun Night at Mile Marker One

Free swimming and party favor for the kids

Lat 43 NYE Party

20% of the ticket sales go to Gloucester Education Foundation

Ohana New Years Eve Menu
3 Course Dinner  $45 With wine pairing  $80

Foreign Affairs NYE Dinner

Manchester by the Sea

Franklin Cape Ann NYE Dinner

Downtown Rockport New Year’s Eve

Celebrating the New Year with family, friends, and neighbors. Six hours of continuous entertainment in downtown Rockport. 6 PM – midnight.

For music rundown on New Years Eve visit Gimmesound web page

New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day Brunch At Seaport Grille & New Year’s Day Jazz Brunch Buffet Cruise On The Beauport Princess 11:00AM-3:00PM

Katrina’s New Year’s Day Music Brunch

11:30am to 2:30pm Music by Brian King

Foreign Affairs New Years Day Brunch

Bloody Mary Bar 10am to 2:30pm

New Year’s Day 11:00 am Rocky Neck Plunge at Steven’s Lane and donations to Open Door Food Pantry. Always a great turnout and fun to watch (and plunge if you’re so inclined). After warm up party at the Cultural Center.

Meeting on Rum-Row 1922 From Bill Hubbard

Meeting on Rum-Row 1922

Former Gloucester fishing schooners H. L. Marshall on left and Arethusa on the right meet on Rum-Row, 3 miles off the New York/New Jersey coast with the 75 ft. Coast Guard Patrol boat CG-100 based out of Gloucester, Ma. in 1932.  The Marshall was 100ft. and the Arethusa was 110 ft.  Both schooners had been hi- line Gloucester fishing schooners before being acquired by the notorious rum-runner, Bill (The Real) McCoy from Florida. 

In August 1920 McCoy took the money he and brother Ben had invested from selling their fleet of motor and tour boats in Florida, went to Gloucester and purchased Marshall.  She was a 90 ft. semi-knockabout twin-screw schooner built at the James Yard in Essex, Ma. with a speed of 7 knots and a liquor capacity of 1500 wood cases or 3,000 in burlap pakages.  He paid $16,000 for the vessel and $4,000 more to refit her and sailed her to Nassau.  As she entered the harbor and before she could be warped into the dock, she was boarded by an old friend, Billy Hain who offered to pay $10 per case for McCoy to take 1500 cases of whiskey to Savannah.  When he said he needed clearance papers to ship frfeight from the Bahamas, Hain showed him just what he needed; papers clearing 1500 cases of Rye to Halifax.  Five days later, the Marshall was and McCoy had $15,000 in the bank.

In 3 months, after clearing over $35,000 in just three months, he boarded a train and headed for Gloucester to buy another schooner and he knew just the one he had to have.  The Arethusa was for sale and laid-up at a pier in Rockland, Me.  She had been appraised at $42,000 but the strapped owners agreed to take $21,000 and it would cost him $11,000 more to fit her for sea.  New sails, replaced the old auxiliary, added a 10’ bowsprit to handle a big flying jib and a gleaming coast of white – she looked like a yacht as she put to sea from Gloucester.  On arrival in Nassau, Bahamas she was renamed Tomoka for the river in Florida where the McCoy boatyard was located.  Then she was registered under the british flag and sailed shortly for her maiden trip as a Rum-Runner.  The Tomoka/ Arethusa was also built in Essex at the  Story Yard in Essex.

The CG-153 was a high speed 75 ft. cutter of a class built specifically to battle the rum-runners off Americas’ coasts.  She was one of the 20 boats in her class to be stationed on the Atlantic Coast in Gloucester, Mass.  They were berthed at CG Base #7 off East Main Street at the old Parsons’ wharf.

Meeting on Rum-Row