GloucesterCast 194 with @KimSmithDesigns and @Joey_C Taped 7/31/16 #GloucesterMA


GloucesterCast 194 with @KimSmithDesigns and @Joey_C Taped 7/31/16



Topics Include:
IceVelvet- Steve Rich

In 2005 Steve met Amy, who had just recently moved back from Portland, the coffee mecca of the US. Coffee quickly became a hot topic between the two of them. When they married two years later and found out they were having twins, the idea for Twin Lights Coffee was born. They bought the domain name and then and there – a dream for someday.

Fast forward 8 years – Steven still, crazy about coffee: the craft, the process and the product. He perfected a small batch cold brew recipe at home – rich, tasty and so smooth it went down like ice velvet. He was so excited with the results, he mentioned it at his workout class, more than a few times — until one day his friends said, “Well, bring it in!”

Bonavita Pourover Coffee Maker

Wood Burning Stove  Intrepid Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth Website

Kim finally breaking down and ordering Joey’s favorite thing- 30oz Stainless double walled tumbler

VIDEO: PASTAIO VIA CORTA- Fresh Hand Made Pasta in Glosta! 

I want the cheese
Glostec Podcast with Jim Dowd- Podcast Studio at Cape Ann TV?
Doug Papows
Emerson Inn was purchased by the Migis Hotel Group in 2015, again renovating the Inn to further hone it’s historic charm and local character. The on-site restaurant, formerly known as the Grand Cafe, was rebranded and reopened as the Pigeon Cove Tavern, an ode to the legacy of the Norwood Family and the original Pigeon Cove House.
Riverbend Restaurant opened by Frank McClelland  and wife Heather
Nathan Brackett Executive editor of Rolling Stone Magazine Rockport native speaking on Music and media at the Rockport Public Library Monday August 8th at 7PM



Laughing Gull Good Harbor Beach Gloucester Massachusetts copyright Kim SmithLook for this unmistakeable gull at Good Harbor Beach. It has been here for several days. You can’t miss his distinguished black head and deepest slate gray wings. If lucky, he may even laugh his funny laugh for you. This is a first for me, seeing a Laughing Gull at Good Harbor Beach. When I was a child we would see them often at my Grandparent’s beach on Cape Cod. If you have seen Laughing Gulls on Cape Ann please write and let us know.

Mass Audubon’s historic status on the Laughing Gull reports that this smallest of our breeding gulls has had a difficult time reproducing in Massachusetts. In the mid 1800s, Laughing Gulls reigned over Muskeget Island, off the Nantucket coast, but within a 25-year period, commercial eggers reduced their population to but only a few nesting pairs. “By 1923, however, protective actions taken by the keeper of the island’s lifesaving station helped the Laughing Gull population rebound to the thousands. Further bolstered by the protection afforded by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, Laughing Gulls expanded their colony at Muskeget Island to 20,000 pairs by the 1940s. Unfortunately, a preponderance of Herring Gulls also benefited from the protection of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, as well as from the increase in food available to them at open landfills at that time.” The rise of the Herring Gull has ultimately led to the severe decline of breeding Laughing Gulls in Massachusetts and today there are thought to be only about 500 pairs. Imagine, from 20,000 pairs to only 500!

One interesting fact is that not only do they nest in Dune Grass, but also have a penchant for dense patches of Poison Ivy. The Good Harbor Beach Laughing Gull has been foraging on crustaceans and invertebrates at the tide pools.

Hardware Advice at Ace Hardware in Rockport

So I’m in the hardware store and Rebecca shows me some fly paper. Remember that brown sticky tape your grandpa hung in the shop to catch flies? It still works and comes complete with a large thumbtack.

Then I found a Spearow at the info booth and he was trying to sell me a thermometer that I could “Hide-a-Key” and I told him, “Well if I was a burglar and saw this thermometer on the front porch I would know exactly where the house key was” so I threw a Poke Ball at him and I’ve already traded him in to Professor Willow.

Breaking News – Tonight’s concert at Stage Fort Park Postponed until August 3rd

Old Cold Tater, with Chick & Ellen
concert on Wednesday, August 3, at 7pm
Antonio Gentile Bandstand, Stage Fort Park,
Hough Avenue, Gloucester MA.

old-cold-taterThese outstanding acoustic musicians promise a great evening of Bluegrass at its best. This concert is sponsored by Cazeault Solar & Home. The concert is free to the public. Parking is free and the venue and rest rooms are wheelchair-accessible. Bring a blanket or chair and perhaps picnic dinner.

For further information please visit or call 978-281-0543

July 31st- TODAY!-Summer Soiree-EARLY SHOW! For Surfer’s Healing Autistic Children/6pm*Dan King Acoustic Duo/7pm*KnockUps/8pm*Cal Cali Band/9pm*Litefingers Klepto @ The Dog Bar



Bands Singer/Songwriters, Raffles and all kinds of fun!

6-6:45 Dan King Acoustic Duo
7-7:45 The Knock Ups
8-8:45 Cal Cali Band
9-9:45 Klepto Litefingers
The Bands ~
Dan King
The Knock Ups
Cal Cali Band
Litefingers Klepto



Dog Bar
65 Main St, Gloucester, MA

(978) 281-6565

dog bar

Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 7/31/16


Welcome To Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board

Joey C ~

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.

Old House Doctor at the White Ellery House

July 30, 2016 ~ Cape Ann Museum

Experts from the Cape Ann Museum and Historic New England are teaming up Saturday, August 6 to answer all your old house questions and needs from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Museum’s White-Ellery House, 247 Washington Street in Gloucester.

Preservation experts at this drop-in event will answer questions about preventive maintenance, researching an old house, identifying a home’s architectural style, creating historic gardens and choosing paint colors that enhance historic houses. Visitors are invited to bring photos or images of their homes along with their questions to share with the “Old House Doctors.”

Pre-registration is not required.

A $10 donation is suggested. For more information, please call (978)283-0455 x10 or email

White Ellery Sept. 3 Karen Rustubin 018

Specialists and areas of expertise:

Maintenance – Pre-1850s Houses
Joe Cornish, Supervising Preservation Services Manager, Historic New England

Architectural Style – Post-1850s Houses
Joanna McKnight, Preservation Services Manager, Northern New England, Historic New England

Paint Color – Post-1850s Houses
Sally Zimmerman, Senior Manager of Historic Preservation Services, Historic New England

Historic Gardens
Gail Anderson, Historic Garden Consultant

First Period Houses on Cape Ann
Prudence Fish, Author of Antique Houses of Gloucester

How to Research Your Old Home
Stephanie Buck, Librarian/Archivist, Cape Ann Museum

Historic Preservation
Bill Finch and Carol Rose, Finch & Rose Preservation Consultants

Old House Magazine

Patricia Poore, Editor

Sawyer Free Library Week of July 31,2016

July 29, 2016 ~ sawyerfreelibrary


Don’t miss this!

Aug 4 Israel Horovitz

Meet  Mike Flynn

August 2 Mike Flynn Raven 16


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