GloucesterCast 199 With Jim and Pat Dalpiaz, Al Bezanson, Monica and Gerald Osmera, Nichole Schrafft, Kim Smith and Joey C


GloucesterCast 199 With Jim and Pat Dalpiaz, Al Bezanson, Monica and Gerald Osmera, Nichole Schrafft, Kim Smith and Joey C



Topics Include:

Beauport Review from Pat and Jim Dalpiaz

Al Bezanson 32nd Schooner Festival Recap

Monica and Gerald Osmera From Nebraska Accommodations at Rocky Neck Recap

Back To School With Nichole

Yellow Crowned Night Heron

Zuiderdam Returning Saturday The 24th Of September and Thursday the 29th


The Importance of teaching your children Mandarin, not letting them play football and keeping them off the race track

Gloucester Stage  Totalitarians Review

Jeff Zinn Director also Managing Director  Lewis D Wheeler and actor in the Totalitarians was in Black Mass

David Calvo new sign for Brass Monkey is going up this week

Weber Kettle Kept Temps between 289-291 throughout entire taping without adjusting vents once.



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Over the past few weeks there have been reports of seals on our local beaches. This short film was created because several summers ago a Harbor Seal came ashore at Good Harbor Beach. It is in people’s nature to want to help an animal that appears to be in distress, and the little Good Harbor Beach seal was no exception, quickly becoming the object of many people’s attention.

Finding seals on the beach is natural. They may be injured, but more often than not, simply need to rest. After making the film, I learned an additional reason as to why seals haul out and that is because sharks may be present. Forcing the seal back into the water by getting too close may be driving the seal toward the very creature it is trying to escape, and to its death. The distance recommended is 150 feet, at the very least.

GSC “The Totalitarians” is alive, funny, passionate, and crazy. Representing the very best of live regional theatre…

Tom Hauck reviews the Gloucester Stage Company’s current production, “The Totalitarians.”

In the New England premiere of “The Totalitarians,” the rollicking new play by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb now at the Gloucester Stage Company, we meet four hapless souls who have each latched onto a personal mission that they think will give their lives meaning.

Perky blonde Penelope Easter (Breean Julian) desperately wants to get elected to any high office in the state of Nebraska. In her Quixotic quest she is aided and abetted by Francine (Amanda Collins), a hack campaign manager who sees in Penny a potent vehicle for her own nationwide ambitions. Meanwhile, Francine’s physician husband, Jeffrey (Lewis D. Wheeler), wants his wife to set her sights on having children. He’s pulled into the election drama by his patient Ben (Alex Portenko), a mentally unstable cancer victim who’s convinced that Nebraska is being prepped for a dictatorship.

The result is a dark comedy in which the four characters expend tremendous energy—both emotional and physical—in pursuit of their objectives. The audience’s laughter is quickly followed by gasps of horror as the stakes get higher and the plot hurtles toward the inevitable collision of competing desires.

There are many good reasons to hurry to the Gloucester Stage Company before the show closes on September 24 and heads to New York. Cristina Todesco’s scenic design, a foreboding wall built of mysterious doors, is stunning. The four actors, ably directed by Jeff Zinn, hurl themselves into their parts with astonishing energy and passion. The message of the play is timely yet everlasting. But perhaps the best reason is that “The Totalitarians” is alive, funny, passionate, and crazy. Representing the very best of live regional theatre, what unfolds on the stage is an experience that you can’t get anywhere else at any price.

Now playing September 1st through September 24th. For more information and tickets, visit the Gloucester Stage Company website here.

Strong language – mature audiences only.

A Day for Quiet Reflection

More Cape Ann Wellness News

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Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.”   -author unknown
Find a quiet spot to reflect, meditate, and pray today. Remembering the events of 9/11 can bring tears to some, fears for others. Hoping for peace in the hearts and minds of all those impacted.
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Never forget that horrible day September 11, 2001

This morning at Gloucester Central Fire Station there was a service remembering September 11, 2001 and a reception at Gloucester’s City Hall.  A woman named Patrice Schaffer made an incredible quilt and her brother-in-law, Daniel who lives in Gloucester, is a survivor September 11, 2001.  He told me he walked down 74 flights of stairs and was able to survive.  Here are a couple of photos from this beautiful memorial service.

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The Third Banded Seagull Sighting at Captain Joe and Sons


Here’s some pictures of today’s banded seagull and ones form year’s past-

Today’s Banded Seagull With Band ID “9EM” Sighted at 1:15PM at Captain Joe and Sons Lobster East Gloucester MA-


After some research and a call out for help we discovered that the banding was done by Dr Julie Ellis

You can check out her blog here which details some of the gull sightings and why they band them.

The Gulls Of Appledore

Sightings of gulls banded in Maine by Dr. Julie Ellis

Banding and Tagging
Initial trapping was conducted throughout January, February, and March 2008, utilizing three methods: a walk-in nest trap, Steele’s net, and rocket net. All methods successfully captured the targeted species, although the rocket net and Steele’s net were much more effective and efficient. Starting in the fall of 2008, a net launcher and net gun were exclusively utilized for trapping.

Following capture, all birds are fitted with an aluminum federal leg band. A uniquely numbered colored leg band is placed on the opposite leg of all birds [Picture 1]. Finally, on most birds, a colored, uniquely numbered wing-tag is attached to each wing. These wing-tags make long-distance identification possible, particularly when it is difficult to see or read the leg bands [Pictures 2-4]. Wing-tags are color-coded based on the capture site’s proximity to either Wachusett or Quabbin Reservoir [Picture 5].


You can also read more about Dr Julie Ellis at the SEANET Blog


The latest news from the Seabird Ecological Assessment Network (SEANET)

Here is a link to the first post in which I caught a baby black backed gull with another band-

Anyone Know Of A Seagull Banding Program? This Seagull Had a Band On Its Leg Reading OK9

Here is that first banded seagull marked OK9-



Come From Away tells the story of 6,579 travelers whose planes were grounded in the tiny town of Gander, Newfoundland after the attacks of 9/11. Locals from Gander and surrounding towns opened their hearts and homes for over a week, sharing what little they had. Read more about the musical here.

One of those helped by these kindhearted people was the passenger Shirley Brooks-Jones. Shirley and the other passengers tried to pay the townsfolk back, but they would not accept their money. While there she learned that many of the local children were too impoverished to attend school. Brooks-Jones had the idea to start a scholarship. This lasting legacy of the 9/11 attacks, the Lewisporte Area Flight 15 Scholarship Fund, has raised over a million dollars and sent 228 kids to college. Brooks-Jones recently gave an interview on NPR and you can read the transcript here.

Dead seal on Long Beach

Gray vistas spanned the beat of life and death in nature and prompted basic questions about shelter and what do you think happened here?  We stepped over a seagull’s still and headless body and a fury of feathers. Seagulls were fighting over the remains of a sting ray we thought was a horseshoe crab. They didn’t want to see the dead seal. Was it the same seal we saw resting yesterday, the seal my son was relieved to report he saw dip back into the sea? Maybe, I said. A passerby asked if I reported it to a wildlife agency. Enough nature for one morning, my sons turned home to shoot hoops. We heard the sweet sounds from piping plovers, someone raking seaweed, and joyous chatter from a family of 4 swimming before the coming storm.






September 11, 2016

To commemorate that awful day.  Be kind to one another today.

The New York City Fire Department’s 5-5-5-5 bell calls will sound around Cape Ann on Sunday morning.

Fifteen years after hijacked jets crashed into New York’s World Trade Center, the Pentagon outside Washington, D.C., and into a field in western Pennsylvania, fire departments around Cape Ann will host ceremonies commemorating the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. And New York’s 5-5-5-5 signal — the call sounded there as a firefighter’s final bell, said Gloucester Deputy Fire Chief Barry Aptt — will be part of the services.

All the Cape Ann services will be Sunday morning, loosely in line with the time line of the attacks, which killed 2,996 people, left more than 6,000 injured, and led to an undetermined number of later deaths of responders who sustained lung damage from air pollution at the World Trade Center site in New York City.

On that clear Tuesday morning, the hijacked United Airlines Flight 11 out of Boston’s Logan International Airport and bound for Los Angeles crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46 a.m. A second plane, United Flight 175, also out of Boston and bound for Los Angeles, then slammed into the WTC’s south tower at 9:03, while united Flight 77 out of Dulles International Airport in Virginia crashed into the Pentagon outside Washington at 9:37.

United Flight 93 out of Newark International Airport in New Jersey crashed into a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, after passengers who had contacted family members and friends mounted an effort to overtake the hijackers.

The schedule of Cape Ann events commemorating the 15th anniversary of the attacks Sunday is as follows:

GLOUCESTER: Gloucester Fire Chief Eric Smith will open ceremonies at Central Fire Station at 9:55 a.m., with announcements over the Fire Department’s radio channel calling for a moment of silence to remember those lost in the 2011 attacks.

The brief ceremony will include the sounding of the bells, with the full department at attention in dress uniforms. The dismissal from the ceremony is targeted for 10 a.m.

ROCKPORT: Rockport’s 9/11 memorial service will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Central Station on Broadway.

Members of the town Fire Department, in full dress uniform, will then march to T-Wharf for a memorial service slated to begin at 9 a.m.

ESSEX: The Essex Fire Department will host a 9/11 memorial service beginning at 9:55 a.m. in front of  Memorial Fire Station at 24 Martin St.

Fire Chief Daniel Doucette said all retired firefighters and members of the public are are welcome to attend the brief program.

MANCHESTER: The Manchester Fire Department will hold its 9/11 memorial program starting at 9:45 at the fire station, 12 School St.

Chaplain David Forsythe will serve as the primary speaker, and, as with the other Cape Ann services, residents are encouraged to attend.


Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 9/11/16


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.

Info Session @ Library on 9/13 from 9-10:30 am to sign up!

Image ~ September 9, 2016 ~ lwheels2636

ALI Fall 2016 3 Options Ad FINAL

Maritime Gloucester’s Sonic Sea Screening & Panel Discussion at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Image ~ September 9, 2016 ~ maritimegloucesterprograms


Sawyer Free Library Week of September 11,2016

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The bid book is out now through October 3- Come and see all of the art by local artists!2016artauctionpostcard2teensummer-celebration-sept-17greatDecisions2016b

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