GloucesterCast 202 with Jonathan Pope, Joel Favazza from The School Committee, Sean Stellato an NFL Agent, Karen Ristuben, Kerry McKenna and Ken Reihl, Kim Smith and Joey Taped 10/2/16
Jonathan Pope and Joel Favazza Dispel Rumors About The Current State Of Gloucester Elementary Schools Including Talk About Fuller and East Gloucester/Vets
Sean Stellato-No Backing Down a book about the true life situation in which the Salem Teachers Union Went On Strike But the football team banded together during a showdown in which the school administrators tried to fire the coach. Being made into a movie
Represents- 49ers Shaun Draughn, Cowboys RB Alfred Morris and Patriots:
Nate Ebner/Olympian, Ryan Allen and Brandon King
Can you describe for someone that doesn’t know, what are the types of things you do as an agent other than the obvious- negotiating contracts?
I’d say there are like a million kids that go to college and they want to be sports agents. Glamorous, right? So there has to be a tremendous amount of competition as an agent getting athletes to sign with you. How do you reach out and let players know that you are available and convince them they should sign with you?
I can’t imagine the amount of pressure you would feel negotiating a contract for an athlete when you come to a crossroad with a team and try to push the line but not lose the deal. Your stress level must be completely out of control.
Here’s another sweet little migrating feathered friend observed recently on our shores. A bit bigger than the Sanderlings, and not quite as large as the Black-bellied Plovers with which it was feeding, the solitary Ruddy Turnstone’s bright orange short, stocky legs and big feet are what caught my attention. Although its behavior is anything but, the Ruddy Turnstone is anther one of the birds whose plumage appears almost boring compared to its beautiful harlequin patterned summer coat.
Ruddy Turnstone, left, Black-bellied Plover, right
As are Black-bellied Plovers and Red Knots, the Ruddy Turnstone is highly migratory, breeding on the rocky coasts and tundra of the Arctic and spending winters in coastal areas throughout the world. And like members of the plover family, the male’s nest-like scrapes are part of the courtship ritual. I was excited to learn Ruddy Turnstones’s are a member of the plover family (Charadriidae) and thought it would be a great addition to our Piping Plover documentary however, as scientists are want to do, they have reclassified the RT and it is now considered a member of the sandpiper family (Scolopacidae). Oh well.
During the non-breeding season, look for the Ruddy Turnstone on rocky shorelines where it energetically feeds by probing and pecking, seeking aquatic invertebrates and insects at the surface of rocks. I believe Ruddy Turnstones are seen with regularity on the “other” Cape. I wonder how many of our readers see Ruddy Turnstones on Cape Ann, and if so so where, and what time of year? Please share, if you do, the information is wonderfully helpful. Thank you!
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People age 65 and over now make up the majority of the population in the United States. We are living longer and the majority of seniors choose to do so in the comfort of home, also referred to as “Aging in Place”. It comes as no surprise that with the senior market growing, businesses geared to seniors are also on the rise, including tremendous growth in the home care industry. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that the Senior-Care Business Booms for Franchisers (August 10, 2016).
Businesses competing for the same market share often benefits us as consumers by providing us with more options. Home care doesn’t necessarily follow that rule because it’s not truly an “apples to apples” comparison. Massachusetts and the Federal government DO NOT regulate private home care agencies UNLESS the agency has contract(s) with Elder Services. Agencies, including ABC Home Healthcare Professionals that have these contracts…
For those interested in conservation right where people live, Essex Heritage and Peabody Essex Museum are co-hosting a daylong conference focused on the big topic of Scaling Up. Local, national and international experts interested in conservation planning and policy will have a chance to share, learn and network. Register on line. The conference will take place on Friday October 7th from 8-5PM at the Peabody Essex Museum and will finish up at the Salem Visitor Center. Who will be there from your town?
Speakers and symposium participants include: Keynote P. Lynn Scarlett, Global Director Public Policy, Nature Conservancy; Bob McIntosh, National Park Service; Brent Mitchell, Atlantic Center for the Environment; Stephanie Toothman, National Park Service; Emily Bateson, Practicioners’ Network for Large Landscape Conservation; Ed Becker, Essex County Greenbelt; Amanda Babson, Coastal Landscape Adaptation, Northeast Region, National Park Service; Robert O’Connor, Director of Land and Forest Policy, MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs; Janey Winchell, Sara Fraser Robbins Director, Dotty Brown Art & Nature Center, Peabody Essex Museum; Eric Hove, Metropolitan Area Planning council; Colin Novic, Greater Worcester Land Trust; Wayne Castonguay, Ipswich River Watershed Assoc; Kathy Abbott, President and CEO, Boston Harbor Now; Tim Abbott, Director Litchfield Hills Greenprint, Housatonic Valley; and Rebecca Stanfield McCown, Director, National Park Service Stewardship Institute.
Call to order, welcome, and/or moderating by: Annie Harris, CEO Essex National Heritage Commission; Mayor of Salem Kimberly Driscoll; Jay Finney of Peabody Essex Museum; and Jessica Brown, Executive Director for the New England Biolabs Foundation.
A place where non-profit Cape Ann organizations can post press releases directly and then those press releases will be reposted to http://www.goodmorninggloucester.com . This is not an advertising space for businesses, fitness or wellness organizations, or music listings.
I just started a Meet-Up group called “Pomeranian People” and our first meet-up will be at the Gloucester Dog Park Halloween Photo Shoot, Costume & Agility Contest. I would appreciate it so much if you could spread the word about the Dog Park event in hopes of support of the dog park, but also anyone who is looking for a Pomeranian clan of friends… LOL.
I felt not many people knew about last years event, and if people are aware in advance I believe the turn out will be awesome. Last year together we raised a lot of money for the Gloucester Dog Park’s Annual Budget, which includes the doggy bags supplied at the park, mowing and maintenance of the grounds- which is always great news for the dogs.
This seriously awesome event is possible, because of the donations businesses and people make. There are winners for the contests and actually great gifts given to those winners. Last Years Prizes included….
GIFT CARDS GRACIOUSLY DONATED BY TD BANK NORTH IN GLOUCESTER.
GIFT BASKET DONATED BY ESSEX PET SHOP & BIRD SUPPLY
GIFT BASKET DONATED BY PETCO IN GLOUCESTER.
GIFT BASKET DONATED BY ANIMAL KRACKERS.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT THIS 2016 EVENT, YOU CAN DO SO ONLINE AT WWW.GLOUCESTERDOGPARK.ORG OR SEND CHECKS TO THE GLOUCESTER FUND, 45 MIDDLE STREET, GLOUCESTER, MA 01930..AND WRITE THE GLOUCESTER DOG PARK IN THE MEMO LINE. THANK YOU!!
Also, If you are a crazy pom person… Please join us here…