GloucesterCast 179 With w/@CaptMarciano and @HardMerchNancy From #WickedTuna @Joey_C @KimSmithDesigns @DonnaArd @NatGeo #GloucesterMA

GloucesterCastSquareGloucesterCast 179 With Dave Marciano From Wicked Tuna, Nancy Marciano, Joey Ciaramitaro, Kim Smith, Donna Ardizzoni

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Topics include:

Most Pressing question-  How Did You guys meet?
How do they select the captains
Do you have an agent?  Because with the popularity of the show and there are like 4 main crews, with you being one of the major stars, do you just leave it in the agent’s hands?  Because you kinda want to be on the show and there are so many captains that would do anything to be “The Next Dave Marciano”   How do you keep them honest as far as what they pay you?
Whats your favorite part about the celebrity part of it now because you must be recognized everywhere
Dave talks about some of the fishing products he loves-
Buy Hard Merchandise Gear Locally at Cape Pond Ice and The Gift Shop At The Building Center
Shout Out To Christine Marciano Sciola
The importance of using social media
Buying American, Supporting The Wounded Warrior Project and Make A Wish Foundation
On Staying Humble
Nancy Marciano, Dave Marciano, Joe Ciaramitaro,  Donna Ardizonni Kim Smith


Cedar Rock Gardens Sign Kim SmithCedar Rock Gardens is an 18.5 acre farm conveniently located at 299 Concord Street, in Gloucester, a few short miles off Route 128. Plants and produce grown only at Cedar Rock Gardens are sold here, with a wide offering of organic veggies, herbs, and gorgeous flowers.

Elise Jillson Cedar Rock Gardens Kim SmithYou may recognize co-owners Elise Jillson and Tucker Smith from the Cape Ann Farmer’s Market. Operating retail sales at the farm is a first this year.

Cedar Rock Gardens Kim SmithThe welcoming handmade sign sets the scene. A modern farm, with its focus on organic practices, but the setting is pure old-time farm charm. Rambling stone walls delineate the fields of flowers, trays of seedlings are tucked under gnarled ancient apple trees, and an equally as distinguished catalpa tree grows alongside the drive as you enter the garden.Flower Field Cedar Rock Gardens Kim Smith

Dormant flower field

Elise and Tucker have many combined years of experience in organic farming. Read more about the two here. Opening the farm to the public is a new step for Cedar Rock Gardens in their growing business. I can’t wait to see what they’ll be offering in plants, as well as cut flowers, throughout the season (think peonies, zinnias, and sunflowers, to name only a few!). Stop in and say hello to Elise and Tucker and pick up your seedlings today!

Plant Nursery Hours: 8am to 5pm Friday, Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday, and 9am to 3pm Sunday.

Cedar Rock Gardens Organic Romaine lettuce Kim Smith

Fresh lettuce

Cedar Rock Gardens onions Kim SmithHelpful horticulture instructions provided for each veggie

Cedar Rock Gardens Kale Kim SmithOrganic Kale

Cedar Rock Gardens sweet peas Kim SmithSweet peas growing gangbusters!

Thank you so much to Nubar Alexanian for the tip to visit Cedar Rock Gardens!


Quote of the Week


“There is no failure except in no longer trying, no really insurmountable barrier except our own inherent weakness of purpose.”

Frank McKinney (Kin) Hubbard (1868-1930)

Midwestern humorist, cartoonist, and writer known best for his political commentary, Hubbard was a high school dropout who said his goal in life was to own a circus. He worked briefly as a silhouette artist and attended art school for a short time before beginning cartoon work for the Indianapolis News. For 25 years he drew the acclaimed cartoon “Abe Martin of Brown County” which went into syndication and made him nationally known. Will Rogers cited Hubbard as an influence and called him the greatest humorist of his time. My favorite Kin Hubbard quote which appeared here in an earlier post: “There are two ways to handle a woman, and nobody knows either of them.”

Greg Bover


Look for our fun GloucesterCast Podcast w/@CaptMarciano and @HardMerchNancy Tonight At 7PM #WickedTuna #GloucesterMA

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Holy cow! Green flash! Then I took the photo.

Sunday, 5:45AM Don’t see that every day. First time for me. I really need a second hand and Siri needs to tell me exactly when the sun rises. 5:46 does not cut it. Shot this between 5:45 AM and 5:46 AM. It has a greenish tint but it was really green about a third of a second before. Kool-Aid Lime green. Stella was not impressed.


Great Eastern heading north about 12 miles east had a good view.


Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 4/24/16

Welcome To Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board

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A place where non-profit Cape Ann organizations can post press releases directly and then those press releases will be reposted to . This is not an advertising space for businesses, fitness or wellness organizations, or music listings.

The web address will be

To have your community organization news posted here, contact Joey C who will grant access for you to post directly.

CAPE ANN SHAKESPEARE TROUPE Presents The Tragedy of King Lear

April 24, 2016



Stephen Turner, Matt Recine, Hannah Pentico, Katie Jordan, Ariel Sargent, David Arsenault, Ken Stoeffler, Matt Schwabauer, Luke Miller, Brian Hutchins, Karen Lundh, Mark Logan, Henry Cooper, Beth Bevins, Patrick Cheney, Erin Deady, Abbie Zuker, Willa Brosnihan, Elizabeth Wagner & Oliver Dunton

Set Design by Abbie Zuker       Lighting Design by Michael Friedman

Gorton Theatre (home of Gloucester Stage) 267 E. Main St., Gloucester

April 28, 29, 30, May 5, 6, 7, @ 7:30 PM; May 1 & 8 @ 3 PM

Tickets: $15 general, $10 student, $5 youth under 19

Available at the door or reserve at

Notice – Gloucester Historical Commission invites the public to attend the 2016 Preservation Awards

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2016 Preservation Awards

The Gloucester Historical Commission invites the public to attend the 2016 Preservation Awards ceremony on Saturday, May 7, 2016, 2 to 4 PM at the Cape Ann Museum. Recognition of preservation and restoration projects is based on the following criteria.

• Preserves neighborhood history through research, writing, or art.

• Preserves a property that is historically significant in age, style, or use.

• Restores using traditional materials or methods.

• Preserves historical integrity or appearance.

• Protects from present threat or future harm.

• Completes project within the past two years.

• Accomplished by an individual, family, or group, or through community advocacy, fundraising, or effort.

Award categories include the following.

• Archaeology

• Adaptive reuse

• Education and outreach

• Landscape preservation

• Restoration and rehabilitation

• Preservation stewardship

• Individual lifetime achievement

• Documentation of Gloucester’s history

At the ceremony, members of the Historical Commission will introduce recipients and present award certificates. Slides will be shown, and recipients will talk briefly about their projects. Recipients include:

· Chester Brigham, in the category of Documentation of Gloucester History, for his book, Phoenix of the Seas: the Ernestina-Morrissey.

· Robert Trott and Craig J. Anderson, in the categories of Restoration and Rehabilitation and Education and Outreach, for their Eagle Scout projects enhancing Veterans’ memorials.

· Juni VanDyke, in the category of Education and Outreach, for her Neighborhood Quilt project, conducted through the Rose Baker Senior Center.

· Mark Carlotto, in the categories of Archaeology and Landscape Preservation, for his research and advocacy for Dogtown Common and the Native solar observatory on Pole Hill.

· Paul St. Germain, in the category of Documentation of Gloucester History, for his book Cape Ann Granite.

· Ken Breen, in the category of Restoration and Rehabilitation, for the restoration of his Queen Anne style home at 159 Essex Ave.

· Martin Ray, in the category of Documentation of Gloucester History, for his blog, Notes from Halibut Point.

· Jason Grow, in the category of Education and Outreach, for his photographs of Gloucester’s World War II veterans.

· The Fish Shack Building Committee and the Lane’s Cove Historical Association, in the category of Restoration and Rehabilitation, for their collaborative resurrection of a historic fish shack in Lane’s Cove.

Everyone is welcome to attend the 2016 Preservation Awards ceremony at the Cape Ann Museum on Saturday, May 7, 2 to 4 PM.