Gloucestercast 240 With Karen Pischke, Bill Bobskill, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 9/3/17

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Gloucestercast 240 With Karen Pischke, Bill Bobskill, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 9/3/17


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Topics Include:

SchoonerFest 2017
Hats off To Schooner Festival Committee Members
Shout Out To Eastern Point Guard Who Got Run Down
Tuesday September 12th City Hall Meeting About Ban The Thin Plastic Bags and Polystyrene Cups
Gloucester Tease
Michael Chamness- Schooner Photos At The Lone Gull
Watching The Schooner Festival Parade of Sail From The Cape Ann Whale Watch Hurricane


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2017 10:30 am

Parade of Sail as Schooners proceed from Inner Harbor, past the Fishermen’s Memorial on Stacy Boulevard, to the race starting area off Eastern Point.

11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Shuttle Bus to Eastern Point Light, from Eastern Point Gate (Eastern Point Boulevard at Farrington Avenue) to watch the start of the Mayor’s Race. Free ofCharge, courtesy of Cape Ann Transportation Authority.

Start of Mayor’s Race for the Esperanto Cup, Columbia Trophy, Ned Cameron Trophy; and Betty Ramsey Trophy off Eastern Point.

Monday evening an impromptu gathering is planned, but not official as of yet.


First off, I have to say, we don’t know if the new swan is a male or female. We are all hoping she is a female, for obvious reasons, and too because as the swan gets older, if a male, Mr. Swan will most likely chase a “him” off the pond.

The young swan paddles back and forth on the far side of the pond, along the reeded edge.

Lyn Fonzo, Niles Pond resident, shares that the young swan is becoming increasingly tolerant of Mr. Swan, although she is still extremely shy and skittish. When Lyn feeds the swans in the morning, they are feeding adjacent to each other, which is a huge improvement from only a few days ago when she refused to come out from amongst the reeds.

Mr. Swan and His Coterie of Quakers

Do you love whale watching? Cape Ann Whale Watch is looking for volunteers for this fall.



Cape Ann Whale Watch, in Gloucester, is looking for a 2-3 local volunteers who would be available through October to join us onboard as educators on our trips. (September trips are 1:00 during the week, and 8:30 and 1:30 on the weekends. October is 10:00 every day.)


We educate passengers about marine life around the Gulf of Maine as well as to foster a sense of environmental awareness, respect and responsibility. You don’t need any previous experience, although enjoying whale watching is important. We will train you onboard.

We are looking for 2-3 people that can commit to 2 days a week.

What Would You Do?

Educators circulate the boat with hands-on teaching tools to educate the public about whales and their environment (such as a sample of whale baleen or a 3-D model of Stellwagen Bank). Once the actual whale watching begins, educators help collect data on whale behavior and identification for our research. Our volunteers also are available to answer passengers’ questions on a wide variety of topics–everything from whale behavior to ocean conservation (which you will know many answers too!) If you enjoy it, we would love to call you to fill in in the future as well!

If you are interested:
Please reach out to Jamie or Cynde through the office 978-283-5110:

or Email:

Reiki Lecture at Brigham and Women’s and Reiki Share

Cape Ann Wellness

Dreamtime Wellness ™ Your Bridge to Health; Promoting Optimal Wellness Mind, Body and Spirit

FREE Lecture: The Benefits and Science Behind Reiki for Cancer Patients. Monday. September 11. 6:30 pm. Brigham and Women’s Lung Cancer Forum. Brookline MA. Contact us for details.

Reiki (ray-kee) is a gentle Japanese healing art that promotes relaxation and potentially improve comfort and calm, offering emotional and physical benefits while undergoing treatment for cancer. Reiki sessions are offered with the client/patient fully clothed, either lying or seated, often with light touch, but no manipulation.

Gentle and generally relaxing, reiki sessions are often viewed as supportive care by patients receiving them.Though the science is still out about the effectiveness of reiki, a number of hospitals and healthcare settings are incorporating reiki as adjunctive support for stress and pain management. (Contact me for current research studies related to reiki in the oncology setting.)

Reiki Sessions are offered in a…

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