@WeberGrills Smokey Joe Lower Vent Mod

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With inspiration and advice from far more mechanically inclined contributors @Bustin Butt and @addicted-to-smoke on the Weber Kettle Club Message board I successfully added a nice lower vent knob to my often used Smokey Joe Grill that I use for lunches at the dock.

First she needed some cleaning from a heavy year of use and neglect in the most brutal of saltwater dock conditions (our lobster company).

Before-

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After scraping with a razor blade handle to remove the heavy crud, I gave it a good scrubbing with some dish soap and fine steel wool.  This Smokey Joe is pretty banged up already so I didn’t get too crazy but the results are pretty remarkable with only about 40 minutes of elbow grease.

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For really great Weber Kettle cleaning instructions check out Weber Kettle Clubs guides-

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NOVENA BALLERINA

Madison’s grandmother Geri informs that this was Madison’s idea on how to dress for the Novena! I think it perfect, her colors coordinate beautifully with Nina and Jane’s vibrant pink and orange altar roses.

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BREAKING EXTRAORDINARY UNBELIEVABLY GRAND NEWS: BACKSHORE LOTS SAVED BY NEW PLAN TO PURCHASE!!!

EDITOR’S NOTE ~ PLEASE READ TO THE END AND DONATE TODAY. EVERY SINGLE DOLLAR DONATED WILL HELP GET US ONE STEP CLOSER! Link to donate: SAVE OUR SHORES

 

Save Our Shores Gloucester (SOSG), a group working to protect Gloucester’s undeveloped coastline, signed a purchase and sales agreement for $75,000 to buy 4 lots at 166-178 Atlantic Road owned by Cheryl Soones.  The group intends to protect and preserve this land for the public in perpetuity. The sale will close in mid-April.

For months, these lots have been under assault by developers who wanted to build houses on the ocean side of Atlantic Road and prohibit public access.  SOSG members fought them every step of the way- at the Conservation Commission, the Planning Board, and City Council, where hundreds of people turned out in protest.  Undeterred by community opposition, the developers returned with larger and more elaborate plans.  Last week Cheryl Soones filed a lawsuit against the City requesting that the Back Shore Overlay District be declared invalid.

In light of these realities, SOSG is prepared for a long and expensive legal battle.  The group hired land use attorney Jamy Madeja, of Buchanan and Associates, and sought out the best experts in land conservation, and protection of natural habitats. They worked closely with Marilyn Hyde, a local real estate broker, to secure the land.

These tactics worked!  SOSG is thrilled that the land purchase is the least expensive and quickest strategy by far, for ensuring preservation of these lots on the Back Shore. As Madeja exclaimed, “The best way to assure public safety and public access, visual and physical, for centuries to come, is to buy these properties and preserve them, on the deeds.  These local heroes are doing this for everyone.  I’m proud to be associated with them. This is the best possible outcome. “

Now the group needs to raise $100,000 for the sale and purchase, closing costs, and legal fees.  As Marty Del Vecchio, a leader of the group points out, “”We urgently need to raise this money and have it in hand by April 12th, just a few short weeks away.  We need the support of those who love the Back Shore; please donate so that this tremendous opportunity to preserve this land is not lost.”

Donate now and own a piece of the Back Shore Tax-deductible contributions can be sent to the Gloucester Fund, 45 Middle St., Gloucester MA 01930.  Please add SOSG to the memo line.  Donations may also be made through GoFundMe at https://www.gofundme.com/sosgloucester.

For more information, contact Barbara Silberman at barb@sosgloucester.org.

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This Weekend in the Arts

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BankGloucester is hosting a
public reception for artist Marilyn Swift

Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 11 am to 1 pm
in BankGloucester’s lobby on Main Street.

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The reception is a great opportunity to meet Marilyn personally and speak with her regarding her work. Light refreshments will be available.

To learn more about Marilyn Swift, visit her website at www.MarilynSwift.com

Nichole’s Picks 3/19 + 3/20

Pick #1:  The Power of Play Festival

This has received a lot of press…and rightfully so!  What a fantastic event this will be and with such an important message.

See Kim Smith’s post from yesterday to read more

The festival, open to families and children of all ages, will feature games, art projects, dance, sports and other activities to celebrate the importance of play in educating children.  The Power of Play Festival will feature giant building blocks; tiny, 3-D house- and boat-building; Lego-building challenges; sensory play tables with water, sand and goop; giant floor puzzles; collaborative art projects; taekwondo and yoga; puppet workshops and shows; and an obstacle course.

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Pick #2:  The Boston Flower  & Garden Show

March 16-20, 2016

Seaport World Trade Center, Boston

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CLICK HERE FOR ALL NECESSARY INFORMATION!

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The Boston Flower & Garden Show will return to the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston on Wednesday, March 16 through Sunday, March 20, 2016 with the theme “Nurtured by Nature”.   The care we put into our gardens comes back to us a thousand-fold.  Well-designed landscapes rejuvenate by offering places to connect with nature and each other. Floral arrangements, houseplants and containers enliven and refresh our living spaces.  Homegrown food and the results of popular urban agriculture activities like beekeeping fill our tables with nutritious delights.  Celebrate the bountiful benefits of the garden and learn how to keep yourself, and your garden, growing strong!

Please share your photos on our Facebook page and check back often to watch the show take shape!

Package and coat check is available.  There are a limited number of wheelchairs available on a first come first serve basis.

Don’t forget to bring your camera and video recorder to the Show!  There are tons of great photo opportunities and the pictures will help you plan your new garden long after the Show is over.  Share your best footage with your family and friends, and of course with us!

Pick #3  Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 20th at 1:00 pm.

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION

Did you know that “the South Boston, St. Patrick’s Parade is Listed as the second largest parade in the country, being viewed by nearly 600,000 to 1 Million people every year!”

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As always, for a more comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid

From Brother Walnut’s Kitchen

Brother Walnut’s “official Authentic  Irish Boiled Dinner”

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Ingredients;

1 head Chopped Cabbage
5 Chopped peeled potatoes
4 Chopped carrots
1 slab of Corned beef
Absolutely no flavorful Spices
Gloucester Tap Water

Toss all ingredients in a large pan.
Make sure all ingredients are covered by Gloucester tap water.
Cook on high for approximately 3 hours.
Boiling time may vary.
Just make sure all flavor of the ingredients are removed before
Serving.
SERVE AND ENJOY! Or not.
LUCK OF THE IRISH TO YA!
Your gonna need it.

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www.capeanncommunity.com Listings 3/17/16

Get-a-Garden, Give-a-Garden Program!

March 16, 2016 ~ backyardgrowersgloucester

Want your garden to mean something more this year and give back to Cape Ann? Have you always wanted a raised garden bed in your backyard but are not income-eligible? Then sign up for our Get-a-Garden, Give-a-Garden program! When you join the program you help another family in need in Gloucester receive a garden too. Join today!

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To sign up today contact our Community Garden Coordinator at community@backyardgrowers.org, visit us at 269 Main St, Gloucester or online at http://www.backyardgrowers.org.


Ten Pound Island Forum 3/21

~ March 15, 2016 ~ Joey C

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Summer Adventures at EPDS!!

March 15, 2016 ~ epdsfrontdesk

On this wet, rainy day… is okay if we talk about SUMMER?!! Our Summer Adventures Program at Eastern Point Day School is going to be awesome this year! Check the website for registration information or send us an email! epdsfrontdesk@gmail.com

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Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day and WIN BIG!

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Cape Ann Community

This Thursday – St. Patrick’s Day – is the Chamber’s 17th Annual Irish Sweepstakes event!  Join us at the Gloucester House Restaurant from 5:00-7:00 PM for the sweepstakes drawing and a traditional Irish Dinner!  We only have a few tickets left at the office.  Call or stop in the Chamber to get yours today. 978-283-1601.

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There will be a total of $20,000 in Prizes with the grand prize of $10,000!

The breakdown of prizes is as follows:
Grand Prize: $10,000
Second Prize: $2,500
Third Prizes: (5) $1,000
Fourth Prizes:$ (5) $500
Total: $20,000!

The party will feature a 50/50 raffle, a traditional Irish dinner and a cash bar.
Your ticket will admit the bearer and one guest.

Tickets are $100 each
Limited to 400 tickets

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