GlosTec Podcast 1 Taped 8/9/16 With @JamesDowd, @LenPal and @Joey_C @glostecpodcast #GloucesterMA 



GlosTec Podcast 1 Taped 8/9/16 With James Dowd, Len Pal and Joey Ciaramitaro


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About Us-

James Dowd Co-Owner Managing partner


Len Pal From

Joey Ciaramitaro Founder and Editor of

Topics Include:

Why this.

Tech On Cape Ann

Gloucester Biotech Academy

Burlington vs Gloucester

Fish Leather

How to Watch Game of Thrones If You Don’t Have HBO

Cutting The Cord

Alternative Energy

Nest/Hue Lighting

City’s New EV Charger Flying Car’s Chevy Volt Is A Steal

MassSave Programs

The Starmus Festival

Intro Music MC Hawking- Entropy

Tech Loves and Hates of The Week


DSCF8244A huge shout out to co-directors Terry Sands and Mary Curtis and the outstanding cast and crew of the Annisquam Village Players Beauty and the Beast for once again creating summer theatre magic. The cast is stellar and the production flawless. Three Cheers and a Standing Ovation for All!!! An extra special extra shout out to three friends, Will Rousmaniere, Peter Nelson, and Keith McCarthy who have been performing with AVP off and on forever and it was wonderful to see all three on stage together!

Hats off to the Annisquam Village Players amazing production team: Co–directors: Terry Sands and Mary Curtis, Musical Director: Marcia Groome, Choral Director: Kristina Martin, Choreographer: Deej Viau, Production Manager: Seania McCarthy, Stage Manager: Natalie Frontiero, Set Designer: Chicki Hollett, Costumes: Julia Kelliher, and Technical/Lighting: Rick Brooks and Dan Lampert. See the program for a complete list of cast and crew.

To purchase tickets, read more about the history of the Annisquam Village Players, and learn how you can support their productions, visit the AVP website here. Do not miss this show!




Stacy Boulevard construction update. Gloucester DPW is impressive


The big infrastructure work along the western side of the Boulevard is 80% complete

and on track to meet its October 1st heavy construction milestone. The finish line –opening to the public– will come soon after. Seasons of activity have continued these past 15 months with little disruption.

The eastern end of the Boulevard was refurbished after the Blizzard of 1978.  The current project encompasses the western side and chugged forward once the green light cleared in May of 2015. (The planning and quest for funding began years before, as in 1999) This is huge! It’s Gloucester harbor and one of the world’s beautiful promenades.

So what’s been happening? Mike Hale said that the seawall has been restored; the sidewalks are being reconstructed; a low stone wall removed and rebuilt; railing test pieces installed; light bases installed for new lights (there weren’t any lights before); and more. Landscape features and framing are on the plans to be built out next month. The island side of Blynman will come next. 

This project isn’t the only game in town for this department. DPW manages to keep all the balls in the air. They are impressive!




Magnolia Farmers Market Guest Dancers

During the Magnolia Farmers Market on Monday the Morrice Travelling Dancing Group entertained the shoppers.
To find more information regarding the history of this group, please following the link below:

Also if you would like to watch a quick video of the dancing please watch the following video.


August 8, 2016 The Morris Traveling Dancing

Selective Histories Opening Recpetion at The Hive

Selective Histories by Andrew Stearns
August 10 – 19, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 11, 2016, 7-8:30 PM

Falcon’s Nest Gallery at the Hive
11 Pleasant Street ~ Gloucester, MA ~

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Selective Histories explores the continuously shifting narratives of time and space. According to the artist, Andrew Stearns, not only does history have a way of repeating itself, but at times, it simply fades and is lost. The Falcon’s Nest Gallery at the Hive showcases Stearn’s interpretation of relevant historical moments and the change in perception over time. Like postcards of yesteryear, Stearns demonstrates that printmaking provides a integral component in acknowledging and celebrating these events visually.

Andrew Stearns, originally from New Hampshire, graduated from Massachusetts College of Art + Design with a BFA in both Printmaking and the History of Art. Stearns continued to live and work in Boston upon graduation.

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ This weeks musical guest: Ron Schrank 7-10pm 8.10.2016











Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, August 10th – 7pm
Musical Guest: RON SCHRANK!


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Ron Schrank does his thing once again at the Rhumby this
week. Classic American folk music, pure and simple delivery.
Come join us! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen…
…now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
8/17 – John Rockwell

8/24 – Charlee Bianchini

8/31 – Jay & Laurie Keefe (and friends)

9/07 – Liz Frame & The Kickers

9/14 – Honkytonk Women

Looking forward…
…to seeing you there 🙂

Naturally beautiful 6 layered rock. Sarah Fraser Robbins excerpt.

20160810_111305Black rocks are slippery and demand respect. Dreaded barnacles may be near. For the uninitiated, advice helps: Tread slowly. Crouch low. No flip flops. Maintain 3 or 4 points of contact. Walk like a crab. The rocks feel sticky, maybe dry. Caution: things change quickly if you’re wet.

Still, people fall. Hard.  I have witnessed spectacular slides down cliffs, torn and stained swimwear, bruised backs, skin scraped raw and red, stubbed and bloody toes, one gashed head, and a fractured wrist.

I have a copy of The Sea is All About Us in a guest room for family and friends. I can’t say that it will ward off all evil falls, but it’s helped. The granite galvanizing, seaweed section quoted below is one of the oft read passages I share. What a teacher! She lived in Gloucester and wrote about it.

If you read it once, I guarantee that it will change how you see the colors of our rocky coast, and sea all about us.



From 1973 The Sea is All about Us by Sarah Fraser Robbins and Clarice Yentsch. Back cover: Yentsch and Robbins (first author-holding horseshoe crab)

The Rocky Shore 

The Black Zone

Plant and animal life on the rocky shore can be separated into six general zones, beginning with the Black Zone, which marks the average high point that the sea reaches upon the land. The Black Zone is covered by microscopic blue-green algae, which are so dense that they make a black line of varying widths along the rocks. These blue green algae exist at high-tide level all around the world wherever the sea meets the land on the rocks. 

Just below the Black Zone lie

The Periwinkle Zone and The Barnacle Zone.

named after the dominant animals. There is no definite territorial line for these animals, and indeed the zones often intermingle with each other. Barnacles and periwinkles can be found penetrating the Rockweed Zone (the next zone seaward) and sometimes into the edge of the Irish Moss Zone. Both periwinkles and barnacles are equipped to withstand desiccation (drying out), and can live very successfully in an area that is dry up to 70 percent of the time.

The Rockweed Zone

lies in the middle intertidal area, and is characterized by the brown seaweeds that live there, such as the sea wrack, Fucus, and the knotted wrack, Ascophyllum, which are long, brown seaweeds with conspicuous float bladders that are firmly attached to most of the rocks. They hang limply when the tide is out and float upwards as the tide rises until they are completely erect at high tide. They sway back and forth, dampening the effect of wave action, and providing a sheltered environment for many intertidal plants and animals.

The Irish Moss Zone

is down lower from the high tide line and is exposed only during the very low tides which occur twice a month. The short, dark red tufts of Irish moss, Chondrus Crispus, cover the lower rocks like a carpet, in sharp contrast with the brown Rockweed Zone, the white Barnacle Zone, the Periwinkle Zone and the Black Zone above. 

The Laminarian or Kelp Zone 

is exposed only at the very lowest tides, which occurs four times a year. This zone extends down as far as light usable for photosynthesis can penetrate–about 30 meters in Folly Cove, and 200 meters in very clear tropical water. The Kelp Zone is the dwelling place of many animals that can survive only continually submerged in water; sponges, hydroids, anemones, certain mollusks, echinoderms, arthropods, tunicates, and fish. Many of these animals may be found higher in intertidal zones, but only in pools that never dry up.


Tide pools occur in all zones. The upper pools in the splash area or Periwinkle Zone are sporadically replenished with sea water, and consequently are subject to variations caused by land temperatures. They may freeze long before the ocean does. They evaporate in hot sun and strong winds, and thereby concentrate their salinity, that is, become saltier than the sea. At times during August, they are reduced to a crust of salt crystals. After heavy rains and floods they become much less salty. Some tide pools in the middle zones will contain animals and plants characteristic of a deeper zone because the conditions present are similar to those in the zone below. Tide pools in the Irish Moss Zone often contain kelp and associated animals. Tide pools are always a good place to explore. 

The edge of the tide is a fragile environment which in its delicate natural balance can easily be destroyed by interference. The building of piers, jetties, and sewage outfalls, and the dumping of trash or industrial wastes into the ocean can be devastating. Overcollecting can be destructive. In the intertidal areas, look and touch only. Examine plants and animals carefully. Overturn stones to see what is clinging to them or living underneath, but always turn that stone back. To leave it overturned alters the environment completely and needlessly kills many organisms. Take photographs or make careful drawings for your notebook, but collect only dead material. Use unbreakable plastic containers from which to observe the organism and then return them to the tidal pool. 


Dry scurry as you like


Saturday Clean Up

The One Hour at a Time Gang’s schedule for Saturday.

Hi kids:

 Hope all is well.  When I was watching the Oliver Hazard Perry coming in on Monday was at the open lot facing Ten Pound Island.  It is a mess.  Thought a good idea to go over and clean this up on Saturday.  To find the lot go down Commercial Street to the end.  We need to keep this spots clean before the trash goes into the ocean.

 When:                  Saturday:  August 13, 2016

Time:                    8:00 – 9:00

Where:                 Empty lot at the end of Commercial Street

 Please bring gloves and I will supply the bags. 

Thanks all

March 29, 2016 Ten Pound Island from Cape Pond Ice


Patient Appreciation Day At Harbor Cove Dental – Free Towels 

Cape Ann Wellness

Today is Patient Appreciation Day at Harbor Cove Dental! We’re giving every patient that comes in a free Harbor Cove Dental Beach Towel. Stop by and grab one. We’ll be here until 6:00pm.

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Need Your Advice!

Ok, friends.  I’m looking for advice.

I want to take the boys away for a quick little getaway (just 2 nights) before heading back to school.  For the past many years we have faithfully gone to both Mystic, CT and North Conway, NH for short vacations.  Truth be told we love both of those trips and could be totally happy repeating either one of them.  But….there is definitely something to be said for going somewhere new.  I’ve been stalking airbnb and homeaway for affordable little rentals as well as some camping sites.  We went to Lake Winnipesaukee for a quick trip a couple of weeks ago.  Likewise, we already have one night booked at a campsite that is a short drive away….so probably don’t need to camp twice.  Unbelievably (maybe) we’ve never gone to Cape Cod….except for our many trips to Nantucket.  So that is an option.  We also did a day trip to Peaks Island, Maine last year….and I’ve been wanting to go back over night and maybe even see a Portland Sea Dogs game….so that is an option too.

Who has an idea for me….within driving distance…and budget friendly?


Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 8/10/16


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.

Cape Ann Museum Instameet

August 9, 2016 ~ Cape Ann Museum

Raise your hand if you’d like to come for a free Museum visit, take pictures, and meet fellow instagrammers!

Join us for the Architecture Instameet on August 20 from 3-5 pm to get a peek at the Design/Build special exhibition and take your newfound inspiration into the streets of Gloucester, filled with glorious examples of architecture at its finest.

Coupons for ice cream are also being generously donated to participants by Holy Cow Ice Cream Cafe just up the street!

More info at…/architecture-instameet-2016/.

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New Art Camp for Kids 6-12

Image ~ August 9, 2016 ~ brethays


Rocky Neck Art Colony and the Cape Ann Museum Collaborate

August 9, 2016 ~ Cape Ann Museum

Join the Cape Ann Museum for a FREE artist talk with Julie Graham this Sunday at 2:00 pm!

This program marks the 7th year of collaboration with the Rocky Neck Art Colony for the Distinguished Artist/Teacher Goetemann Artist in Residence lecture. Graham – a painter, photographer, sculptor, and faculty member of the School of the MFA Boston – will address the evolution of her work, focusing on the importance of source material and inspiration, as well as how things may change or stay the same over the course of a career.

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|Julie Graham, “Adjacent,” 2014.|