GloucesterCast 183 with @KimSmithDesign @NicholeSchrafft Cat Ryan and @Joey_C Taped 5/22/16 #GloucesterMA

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Topics Include:
Congratulations to nephew BJ on graduating
nichole’s week as a tourist in gloucester
 cat ryan brought flowers for Kate
UU Citizenship award Pauline Bresnahan,
best lobster roll

Harbortown Arts Market Sat, May 28, 10am – 7pm

WhereHarbortown Cultural District, Gloucester, MA (map)
Description10:00 am – 4:00 pm: Harbortown Arts Market. Free parking. 65 Rogers Street. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm: Sea Glass Jewelry-Making Demonstration. Premier Imprints. 48 Main Street. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm: Art @ The IceHouse OPEN HOUSE, Cape Pond Ice Company. 104 Commercial Street. 11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Music in the Courtyard with Henri Smith, Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street. 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Origami Master Class – “Know When to Fold Them.” Law & Water Gallery. 18A Pleasant Street 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Talk and Talkback with Gloucester Photographer Nubar Alexanian. Trident Gallery, 189 Main Street.

Sun, May 29, 10am – 7pm

Where Harbortown Cultural District, Gloucester, MA (map)
Description9:00 am – 3:00 pm: Art @ The IceHouse OPEN HOUSE, Cape Pond Ice Company. 104 Commercial Street. 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Retrospective Exhibition of Gloucester Etchings with Lecture and Demonstration. Cornelius Sullivan Studio at The Fort, 27 Commercial Street 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Celebrating Harbortown, Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church courtyard, 10 Church Street.


cat is wondering why the guys from the homiecast never cross over to the gloucestercast



DSCF3689To receive a Gloucester Citizenship Awards is a very special honor. Each May the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church recognizes outstanding Gloucester citizens for their selfless good work. The citizenship award is a “celebration of civic pride and a reminder that each of us can make a difference.”

Congratulations to the 2016 Gloucester Citizen Award winners Pauline Bresnahan, Ellie Cummings, Nome Graham, George Hackford, Charles Nazarian, Patti Page, Save Our Shores Gloucester (Pam and Mark Poulin), Peter Souza, Dolores Talbot, and Alice and Mike Wheeler.




Rubber Duck says Toot Toot! Essex River Race results

Another fun Essex River Race was pulled off by the Cape Ann Rowing Club. This is a voluntary group that does an amazing job each year with the 6 mile Essex Race to begin the summer and the Blackburn Challenge all the way around Cape Ann in July.

In both races there is one certainty, if you are not super fast you pay for it. The wind always comes up quickly and is in your face at the finish while the winners are already eating the Woodman’s Clam Chowder.

Preliminary race results here.  A couple of points. Travis Hayes on a paddleboard 1:04:10.  Jimmy Tarantino and Joe Cominelli, Banks Dory Double 1:08:48.  That’s pretty close to six miles an hour either standing up or rowing a hefty dory. That’s ridiculous.

But on to the Sea Kayaks. John Karoff who I think broke 60 minutes last year wins again. Looks and talks like a totally normal person, a tad skinny but he wins this every year. Before the race Rubber Duck checked the percent body fat of all sea kayak contestants both male and female. None measured higher than 7%. This is when rubber duck looks at who is paddling her boat and does a major SMH and FFS. But check out these numbers. These are preliminary but I’m taking them to the bank and signing up for the Blackburn tonight.

All of these contestants but one has competed in at least two Iron Man triathlons. Can you pick the odd duck?
All of these contestants but one has competed in at least two Iron Man triathlons. Can you pick the odd duck?

Check Out EJ With Her Beautiful New Book- “Revelation of Unspeakable Love”


It is visually stunning and if you know our EJ you know her art and creativity flows through her.  This latest project is yet another chapter in her life in which Divine Intervention took hold and out came this book.

See how she’s standing and the light is beaming right over her shoulder?  Such a metaphor for what EJ brings into everyone’s life that she is part of.  She truly is a light for all of us.  We love you EJ.


If you Happen To Run Into This Hard Working-Beautiful-Hilarious-Culinary Wizard Today, Wish Her A Happy Birthday! Happy birthday Kate! And Remember Boobies rule!



I honestly don’t know how she does it all.  This woman busts her ass working, works out like a maniac, cooks awesome healthy meals that actually taste good, takes care of us and does it all with a laugh and a smile on her face. 



Kate over Giselle all day every day and it’s not even close! Smile