GloucesterCast 221 With Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 3/28/17


GloucesterCast 221 With Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 3/28/17


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Topics Include:
The Container Store
Bikini Speedo Dodgeball is coming up- April 8th! there’s a couple of teams that joined forces- I think theres space for two teams- contact Frankie Gwynne, this year’s organizer.  For all the details check out the 2017 Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Facebook Page Here
Caleb brought his kids down to pick up the Blue Performer– Happy to bring people into charcoal grilling.
Police/Fire: 7 owners fined for pet poop on beach Gloucester Times Article
Question For Viewers -Who Do You Go To For Auto Body Work
The Studio and Rudder and Topside Grill All Looking for Help
Pesticide Board in Ma only consists of 3 people- woefully underfunded.


Will Lyman in Israel Horovitz’s Man in Snow Photo by Gary Ng

Boston Critics‏ Recognize Gloucester Stage Company’s 2016 Season

Non-Profit Theater Receives Eight IRNE Award Nominations

The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) recently announced the nominees for the 21st Annual IRNE Awards. Gloucester Stage Company received a total of eight nominations for the 2016 season. The IRNE Awards honor the best of the previous year’s actors, directors, designers and companies across the full spectrum of large, midsize and fringe theater companies in the New England area.

The nominations for Gloucester Stage’s 2016 season include two for Israel Horovitz’s Man in Snow: Best New Play and Best Lighting Design: Mark O’Maley; three for Deborah Zoe Laufer’s The Last Schwartz: Best Actress-PlayMidsize: Brianne Beatrice, Best Actor-Play-Midsize: Paul Melendy and Best Supporting Actress-Play-Midsize: Andrea Goldman; and three nominations for Peter Shaffer’sLettice and Lovage: Best Actress-PlayMidsize: Lindsay Crouse; Best Supporting Actress-Play-Midsize: Marya Lowry and Best Director-Play-Midsize: Benny Sato Ambush. In 2014 Gloucester resident and Academy Award nominee Lindsay Crouse won the IRNE Award forBest Actress-PlayMidsize for her performance in GSC’s 2013 production of Driving Miss Daisy directed by Benny Sato Ambush.Ms. Crouse returns to GSC in 2017 in the New England premiere of Lucy Prebble’s The Effect from June 16 through July 8.

The winners will be announced at the 21st Annual IRNE Awards to be held on Monday, April 24th, at 7:30 p.m. at the 1200 Hotel Ballroom (Holiday Inn) in Brookline, MA, just outside Kenmore Square. Tickets, as always, will be free, courtesy of the Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE). They  are soliciting donations to help cover expenses for the event. Donations can be made at

The Gloucester Stage 2017 season opens on May 19 with John Kolvenbach’s Bank Job directed by GSC Artistic Director Robert Walsh and featuring Johnny Lee Davenport and Nael Nacer. For information about Gloucester Stage, or to purchase single tickets or subscription packages, call the Box Office at 978-281-4433 or

Marya Lowry and Lindsay Crouse in Lettice and Lovage Photo by Kippy Goldfarb/Carolle Photography


This from Juni VanDyke:
The latest Northshore Magazine (Spring 2017) carries a featured article on the new home furnishing company…Room&Board.  In the article is a reference to artist Juni VanDyke with photographs of the artists’ work (page 128). In 2015, the then new company (Room&Board) selected Juni’s work for distribution among the store’s statewide locations (California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, NewYork, Oregon, Washington, Washington, DC). Photos from the magazine are on their way!
Call to Artists!
seARTS Art Loan @ Bass Rocks 2017
Our Tenth Anniversary!

Deadline for Applications: April 1, 2017

We are very proud to announce that the Art Loan @ Bass Rocks program has hit a milestone… its tenth anniversary year, in 2017!

As an artist-member of seARTS, you have the opportunity to exhibit and sell your artwork in the beautiful setting of the Bass Rocks Golf Club, where over 500 club members plus hundreds of visitors will attend club events, weddings, community group gatherings and functions. Now in its tenth year, this annual display/exhibition has been appreciated by countless viewers, generating sales, commissions and exposing our artist-members to a tremendous group of art enthusiasts. This unique partnership between the arts community and the club, made possible through the efforts of the seARTS team, creates an incredible connection to local arts. All seARTS members are invited to submit recent works, and all work will be juried in by an esteemed panel of judges, hand-picked by the seARTS board.

If your membership may have lapsed, or if you’d like to become a seARTS member, please take this opportunity to renew or to join when you send in your Art Loan @ Bass Rocks application.

Once again, an informative, enjoyable, beautiful opening reception will be held at the club (date TBA) that is free and open to invited guests as well as to the public. These receptions have always been tremendously well-attended, featured a panel of experts speaking on some aspect of making/selling/collecting/caring for art, and offer an opportunity for artists and patrons to meet and mix. This is a wonderful chance for the 20-40 selected participating artists to expose themselves and their work to a local, affluent, art loving crowd.

We hope that you will submit work to be included as part of this very successful program, especially in this milestone anniversary year! To find out more, please visit the seARTS website. For the 2017 application form, click here.

Manchester Historical Museum presents:

Charlotte Roberts:
A Retrospective 1973-2017

Manchester -by-the-Sea resident Charlotte Roberts is proud to exhibit a Retrospective of her work from 1973-2017 at the Manchester Historical Museum (MHM) located at 10 Union St., Manchester-By-the-Sea, MA, 01944, Telephone 978-526-7230, The MHM is open to the public Tuesday through Friday 10 AM through 3 PM The Retrospective opened with a reception on March 14th and will remain at the MHM through April 7th 2017.

The Retrospective illustrates the progression and expanse of Roberts’ graphic design and fine art career.  Works include her plain air paintings, studio work, small scale three-dimensional art, bookmaking and collage. Works featured are fine art printmaking, acrylic, watercolors, oil, and gouache paintings from Cape Ann and Cape Cod. The Retrospective includes blown glass vessels, hand-painted by Roberts and hand-blown by her son, John Wiedenman. Wiedenman’s career in glass blowing began at the Pilchuck Glass School in the state of Washington.

The recipient of numerous awards, Roberts has studied with Erma Wheeler, Celia Eldridge,  Betty Lou Schlemm, Paul Ciaramataro, Zigmund Jankowski,  Cynthia Packard, Ron Straka, Timothy Harney and Caleb Stone. Her present memberships include North Shore Arts Association, Rockport Art Association and Cape Ann Painters.


East Gloucester Elementary Spring Trivia Night – 3/29!

Cape Ann Community

egsSupport the East Gloucester Elementary School PTO
At Minglewood Tavern
Wednesday, March 29th

TOTALLY ’80S + THAT’S SO ’90S TRIVIA starts at 7 PM
classic trivia categories with a throwback theme
$5 per person to play

Plus, we’ll be raffling off awesome prizes like this gift basket from Harpoon Brewery:


It includes a Harpoon navy t-shirt, Harpoon IPA vest & hat, 4 Harpoon pint glasses, 4 can koozies, 4 bumper stickers & a 4 pack of Hoppy Adventure 16 oz cans  – $125 value!

Trivia not your thing? You can still support the school just by dining out at Minglewood Tavern on 3/29, as a percentage of food sales from the entire evening (4-10 PM) will be donated to the EGS PTO.

Minglewood Tavern is located at 25 Rogers Street in Gloucester

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Cured-In-Place-Pipe Repairs at St Peter’s Square

IMG_3517Cured-In-Place-Pipe (CIPP) Repairs, being performed at St. Peter’s Square.  The Repairs had already been performed, this was the last step, which is blowing steam into the pipeline to cure the repairs.





IMG_3514See Dave Moore’s video in his comment below.


Artists and Mother and Daughter: Pauline and Kate Bresnahan design the new emblem for Cape Ann Veterans Services



The new emblem came out of Pauline’s original ‘we left the light on for you’ drawing for the Welcome Home Initiative for returning veterans. Kate completed the graphic design work. You can see her fine art and design work here

Cape Ann Veterans Services in Gloucester always has something going on! Every early Friday morning, there’s a coffee crowd visiting. Friends drive from near and far. On this day a guy came up from Providence.


Northshore home spring issue features coastal design, Bass Rocks mansion and Juni Van Dyke (Mothers and Daughters at Jane Deering closes March 31)


There’s an article in the current Northshore home magazine  featuring interiors of one of the gorgeous homes on Bass Rocks Road and  JUNI VANDYKE  spotlighted in another piece about the impact of Room & Board’s Boston presence and the value of local artists and artisans. Artist Juni Van Dyke was interviewed, and her work is featured.


Last Chance:

to see Mothers and Daughters, a group show curated by Van Dyke at Jane Deering Gallery, 6 pairs of mother/daughter artists. The announcement features work by Paige Farrell. There will be a closing celebration Thursday March 30th from 4-6pm. The first was packed! The show ends March 31.Mothers and daughters.jpg

Cape Ann Museum on busy Saturday: art by Nell Blaine, Juni Van Dyke, Pat Lowery Collins, Margarett Sargent, Eric Hudson, Charles Movalli


Cape Ann Museum docent Margaret Bernier spoke about Honor Moore’s biography of Margarett Sargent, Moore’s Grandmother. The Cape Ann Museum Book Group is reading  The White Blackbird: A Life of the Painter Margarett Sargent. Sargent’s painting Women and Mirror was acquired by the museum in 2002 and is on current temporary display to coincide with the book group and women’s history month. A beautiful Nell Blaine, a diptych by Pat Lowery Collins and two works by Juni VanDyke are also featured. Contact Kate Bibeau to learn more about the book group and other special events like the museum’s second recent on line photo competition, At the Water’s Edge, deadline April 30.

installation March 2017 Cape Ann Museum. Looking at Margarett Sargent (1892-1978) Women and Mirror (Self Portrait with Model) 1933-1936, oil on canvas. Gift of Alvin and Estella Hochberg, 2002.
Margarett Sargent and Vivian Pickman



Pat Lowery Collins 2006 diptych

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Mini ERIC HUDSON exhibition (1864-1932) Cape Ann Museum March 2017

Eric Hudson, Manana Monhegan Island, c.1920s



IMG_20170325_150616 Continue reading “Cape Ann Museum on busy Saturday: art by Nell Blaine, Juni Van Dyke, Pat Lowery Collins, Margarett Sargent, Eric Hudson, Charles Movalli”

Mite Madness!

You’ve all heard of March Madness…well, let your child hit the ice during Cape Ann Youth Hockey’s Mite Madness for a free skate session!

Mite Madness Reminder!!

 FREE Skate & Information Session

Talbot Rink – Wednesday, March 29th 

5:30 – 6:30 PM

Click HERE to Register for FREE Skate and Informational Session!

  • Mite age player level with birth years 2009 and 2010 are invited to attend a free skate session on Wednesday, March 29th at 5:30 PM.   Mite players will skate an ADM skills game with GHS hockey players while parents are invited to attend an introduction to CAYH’s Mite Co-Ed Travel Program.  
  • Frank Caputo, CAYH Hockey Director, will discuss the ADM player development model and have an open discussion with parents and other attendees.  
  • Players must have participated in CAYH Cross-Ice, In House, or Mite Hybrid in 2016-17 (or an equivalent program) to register.  Skaters who have participated in Learn to Skate for at least 2 seasons and who have progressed to the “Learn to Play” sections are also candidates for this evaluation. Players must have a valid USA hockey number in order to participate in the on ice skate session.

Click HERE to Register for FREE Skate and Informational Session!

Click HERE if you would like to register for 2017-18 Mite Evaluations scheduled for Wed, April 26th, 2017

Still Have Questions?

Is Your Player a “Mite-Age Player”?

Does he/she have a birth year between 2009 & 2010 for the 2017-18 season?

All of our CAYH programs have different program  descriptions, cost and commitment levels, but we would like to familiarize the Mite Hybrid travel team to families that have qualifying players, but may not know much about the program. 

The CAYH Mite Hybrid Team is a travel team that participates in the Valley Hockey League and competes in half-ice games, per USA Hockey rules.  Valley Hockey League (VHL) Mite teams are divided into geographical areas to minimize travel and are also split up into multi-tier divisions to maximize parity.

Teams will play a 25 game schedule.  

Practices are held 2-3 evenings per week at our local Talbot Rink, and there is generally 1 game each weekend at a Valley League rink.  The season runs from September-March.   Tuition for the 2016-17 season was $1200.  The tuition for the 2017-2018 season is TBD. 

Due to popular demand, CAYH has increased the number of Mite-Hybrid travel teams over the past few years to accommodate this growing program.

For Example, The CAYH Mite-Hybrid 2016-17 PLAYER PACKAGE Included:

  • 25-Game Schedule, Plus Playoffs in the Valley League
  • Avg of 2-3 times weekly practice @ Talbot Rink
  • On Ice Skills by Power Edge Hockey
  • On Ice Goalie Skills by Bertagna Goaltending
  • Chaos Hockey On Ice Skills
  • Home & Away Jerseys with Socks (Value $150)**
  • Contribution toward End of Season Team Party
  • Contribution toward Team Tournament
  • Contribution toward Championship Team Jackets

For the 2017-18 season, each player will be receiving home/away personalized jerseys and socks that they will own and be responsible for.  This package is valued at $150.  

Jersey fittings and assignment of jersey numbers will completed at the end of June. 

So please attend the Mite Madness Free Skating and Informational Session on Wednesday, March 29th at 5:30 PM. We look forward to your player becoming a member of our 2017-2018 Mite-Hybrid Travel Team! 

** Should you have any questions regarding the Mite-Hybrid program or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Frank Caputo at or Jessica Cusumano at

Click HERE to Register for FREE Skate and Informational Session!

Click HERE if you would like to register for 2017-18 Mite Evaluations scheduled for Wed, April 26th, 2017

Thank You!



Call for Volunteers! Cape Ann Sustainability Fair 

Cape Ann Community

TownGreen 2025, a program of the Gloucester Meeting House Foundation, presents its second Cape Ann Sustainability Fair on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at O’Maley Innovation Middle School, located at 32 Cherry Street in Gloucester, MA, from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Come join the fun! We need volunteers throughout the day of the event. If you’d like to help please email Kelly Knox at We have a list of potential volunteer opportunities. Cape Ann is getting greener! Come help out!

The Cape Ann Farmer’s Market will be on site from 10 AM to 2 PM. There will be an arts and crafts area for young children. The high school and middle school kids will share what they are learning about climate change. Folks can bring their broken bicycles to be repaired by volunteers from the Cape Ann Timebank and unwanted bikes can be donated for refurbishing by Bikes not Bombs. There will be live music, speakers addressing clean energy technology, carbon neutrality, locally relevant impacts of climate change, and personal carbon…

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Grow your own food with Backyard Growers! Seed Starting Workshop Wednesday.

Cape Ann Community

Grow your own food this season with the help of Backyard Growers! Join us Wednesday for Seed Starting Part 2. Starting your own seeds is a great way to garden more sustainably while also enjoying a wide variety of veggies. Expert Suzanne Gosselin will share her tips and tricks and guide us through planting our first trays of seedlings.

Buy your tickets HERE!

Seed Starting

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