GloucesterCast 234 With Robert Walsh, Heidi Dallin , Cast Members From The Rainmaker, Wayne Berger, Cat Ryan, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 7/23/17

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GloucesterCast 234 With Robert Walsh, Heidi Dallin , Cast Members From The Rainmaker, Wayne Berger, Cat Ryan Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 7/23/17



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The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash At Gloucester Stage Running Through August 5th Check Out The Cast and Get Tickets Here
Weekly Events At The Pigeon Cove Tavern– Monday Wine Tastings/Tuesday Acoustic Night/Wednesday $1 Oysters All Night/ Thursday Bingo/Friday Price Fixe Menu
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Monarch Update

The Simplest, Cheapest, Most Awesome Upgrade To Your TV Is $9.99 and It Is Called Bias Lighting

If you know me you know  that I’m an absolute numbskull with tools or doing any type of installation work that involves my hands.

After reading about bias lighting strips which throw light from the back of your TV or under cabinets or on top of cabinets or behind desks and reading the absolute ton of glowing (pardon the pun) reviews on Amazon, I figured for $9.99 what did I have to lose.

Let me tell you, this dummy (read me Joey Ciaramitaro) and my lovely wife (it’s kinda a forgone conclusion by now isn’t it?) installed it on our TV in less than a minute and the results are AWESOME!!!!!

You literally measure it out, peel the backing tape off and plug the usb into one of the usb ports on the back of your tv.  it goes on when your TV is on, it turns off when you power off the tv.  No need for another remote.  It makes the darks look darker.  it makes the lights lighter, it reduces eye strain and it just truly looks cool and not in a cheesy way at all.  The design-wise very fussy Kate loves it so you know it’s cool as shit.

I likes it so much I ordered 4 more for the other TVs and the back of Kate’s desk.

Here’s the link to purchase on Amazon

USB LED Lighting Strip for HDTV – Medium (78in / 2m) – Multi-Color RGB – USB LED Backlight Strip with Dimmer for Bias Lighting HDTV, Flat Screen TV LCD, Desktop Monitors, Kitchen Cabinets



  • INCLUDES: 78-in, high quality LED strip light kit to provide bright accent lighting. USB bias lighting, 3M adhesive backing and USB for easy plug-in. For reference: TV in product image is 50”
  • EASY TO USE: Just clean the back of your TV, secure your LED strip light, plug the TV backlight USB plug into the USB port, and you have a great TV light or monitor backlight. Cut the LED strip every 1 inches for the perfect fit. The TV light strip powers on and off with your TV’s USB port.
  • CREATE A BEAUTIFUL VIEWING EXPERIENCE: With LED bias lighting, you create sharper images and color contrast while adding beautiful TV ambient lighting to your surroundings. The SPE Backlight for TV creates an environment that makes your friends and family want you to be the one to host viewing parties.
  • REDUCE EYE STRAIN IN CHILDREN & ADULTS: With increasing screen time, eyestrain and headaches have become more and more common. Bias lights save your eyes and prevent unwanted headaches in both children and adults by reducing the contrast between the brightness of the TV and the surrounding room. This 78-inch TV backlight kit provides benefits with any TV size up to 60’’
  • 12 Month Warranty – SPE products are all covered with an industry standard warranty on parts and replacements. Please reach out to our support email assistance.

This picture doesn’t do it a bit of justice- it’s truly awesome.



A simply glorious Good Harbor Beach morning on this weekend’s one-month-old Piping Plover milestone! Hatched on the morning of June 22nd, he is officially thirty-one-days old today.

Yesterday morning at daybreak it was warm and windless, and today, very chilly and windy. The chick’s foraging and resting habits reflected the weather. During the warmer morning he spent a great deal of time at the water’s edge feeding hungrily.

Today he was chilled and, within the roped off sanctuary, he tried several times to nestle under Papa. It looked super silly because Little Chick is nearly as big as Papa Plover. Papa rebuffed him and Little Chick found a clump of vegetation to warm under.

Little Chick on the left, looking not so little. Papa standing on one leg to conserve heat.

Papa Plover is an outstanding dad, never too far away, and always keeping a protective eye on Little Chick.

Folks are asking, where is Mama? With some Plovers, the female will leave the family to begin the southward migration, departing earlier than the male and fledglings. The GHB Mama has not been seen in over a week. This was not the case with the PiPl family that I filmed last year; they maintained a family bond through the end of the summer.

The Piping Plovers that migrate along the Atlantic Coast winter primarily from North Carolina to Florida, as well as the Bahamas and West Indies.

A sighting of Little Chick flying about ten feet across the beach has been reported!

Thirty-day-old Piping Plover Chick

 Thirty-one-day old Piping Plover

Good Harbor Beach weekend sunrises

Better Version

Here is a high definition version of yesterday’s post of the Blackburn Challenge. I was unable to post the HD video yesterday due to technical problems. The quality of this video is far superior to the prior one.Thanks.

Exciting Trailer by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (



Not Without the Rest by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (




Don’t miss the Annisquam Annual summer Sea Fair Saturday July 29

Thanks for the reminder Willow Rest!

Annual Sea Fair – Community-Wide Celebration at the Village Center

Saturday,  July 29, 2017 from 10AM – 3:00PM
Food,Books,Art,Flowers,Plants,T-Shirts,The Ship’s Galley, and more
School Yard: Kids’s Games, White Elephant Table
Village Hall: “The Waxworks” – Annisquam’s answer to Madame Tussand’s Waxworks
Music, Dancing and Food 6:30-9:30pm
Lighting of the Cove: 9:00pm


other upcoming summer ​​​Annisquam Activities

Annisquam Art Show II: August 7 to September 9th featuring PETER HERBERT

Annisquam Village Players  SINGING IN THE RAIN August 8 – 13 


Exquisite new show opening at Jane Deering: Leslie Lewis Sigler & Paul Cary Goldberg

Jane Deering Gallery
Silver and Grey | Leslie Lewis Sigler & Paul Cary Goldberg
Opening Thursday August 3- continues through September 30

Jane Deering opening

from the gallery’s press release:

“The single object. A silver server. A stem from the woods. A treasured spoon. Petals of a dried flower. We experience these things not only perceptually but emotionally and intellectually as well. Silver and Grey celebrates the eternal life of an object: what it once was, what it is now, how it has passed through time and remains.

Leslie Lewis Sigler’s small paintings are reflective portraits of silver cutlery which remind us that these family treasures have an enduring life. “Such items pass through the generations as cherished heirlooms, survive the purgatory of antique markets, or perhaps find new life at estate sales. As their stories evolve, they form a lineage that connects us to one another, across generations and geographies.” -LLS

Paul Cary Goldberg’s series Here Still is a photographic narrative of natural objects he’s been gathering in his Gloucester studio over the past fifteen years. Specimens of discovery, resilience, and inevitable decline. Goldberg has presented the series in the nature morte (literally translated from the French as dead nature) tradition of art and created images both poignant and gentle.

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Paul Spinola Captures A Minke Whale Feeding On Pods Of Pogies

Hey Joey,

 I hope you are doing well and congrats on the continued success of the blog.

I was fishing at an undisclosed spot in Rockport a couple mornings ago and came across a truly cool sight! Only 50-75 yards away from me (I was on shore!), a Minke Whale was feeding on pods of adult Menhaden (Pogies). The baitfish were being blasted out of the water and pushed right at me at one point. I did get a short video of some of the action, share if you want to but I did say a few bad words so a warning may be needed for viewers. Video Link below.

 Paul Spinola

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