GloucesterCast 269 With Pat Dalpiaz, Chris McCarthy, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 3/24/18


GloucesterCast 269 With Pat Dalpiaz, Chris McCarthy, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 3/24/18


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Topics Include:

Free Tickets To Cape Ann Community Cinema – Share this post on Facebook for a chance to win two free tickets to Cape Ann Community Cinema, The Cinema Listings are always stickied in the GMG Calendar at the top of the blog or you can click here to go directly to the website

Jazz Brunch Sunday At Feather and Wedge

Dinner At Tonno

Chris McCarthy High School Buddy Moved To Gloucester

Craig and Ted Reed Taped A Commercial For Foster’s Grill Store

A Mouse Ran Up Kim’s Dress- Have A Heart Trap

Soul Rebel Project Released It’s New Album Yesterday- To Buy It

Loving Our Airfryer- Baked Haddock Recipe Link To Purchase The Airfryer We Got Here

Kudos to Tallys for assistance with Pat’s car after one of the recent storms.

Follow up on podcasts we listen to: what’s on your iPod or iPhone besides GMG?  Serial Podcast, Dirty John

Pat and Jimmy are looking for some help moving furniture into our new place–maybe college kids looking for extra cash? Contact through FB message on GMG or podcast FB post??  It would probably be Easter weekend.


Niles Pond Causeway Restoration, Pebble Beach Restoration

Brant Geese

Theresa Coen Missing still


Several friends have asked whether or not I was freaked out by the mouse running up my dress and out my coat sleeve. No, I wasn’t. Surprised, but not panicked, and just happy the frightened little thing did not bite me.

We live in an old house and are occasionally visited by mice, despite my husband’s best efforts at sealing any cracks that may develop in the almost one hundred and seventy five-year-old mortar of the granite foundation. Our cat, Cosmos, before he suffered severe brain damage from a coyote attack, was the best mouser ever. Now that Cosmos has retired, Tom uses Have-a-Heart traps.

I have written about this topic previously, but never in a million years would we use a rodenticide. The first reason being is that if one of our beautiful raptors (including owls, hawks, falcons, and eagles), eats a rat or mouse that has ingested rat poison, the raptor will most surely perish. For example, the majority of Snowy Owls that die in our region and are autopsied, have been killed by rat poison. Secondly, most rats, after ingesting poison, will return to their nest ie., that cozy spot behind your wall. Working in theatre for many years, I encountered more than a few rats, as well as well meaning types who decided to kill rats with rodenticide. If you have ever smelled a dead rat laying behind an inaccessible theatre wall, you would never again use rat poison (and the odor lasts for weeks!).

RATS – Raptors Are The Solution

Beautiful Fish: Haddock -By Al Bezanson


Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) drawn by H. L. Todd

“Haddock are very plentiful all around the open Gulf (of Maine), as well as on all the offshore banks, especially on Georges where they greatly out-number the cod. This is, in fact, one of the two species that now rank at the top among Gulf of Maine fishes, from the commercial standpoint; the rosefish (Acadian redfish) is the other.”

From Fishes of the Gulf of Maine by Bigelow and Schroeder (1953) online courtesy of MBL/WHOI


Massachusetts landings declined from 130 million pounds in 1966 to 7.7 million pounds in 1973.  Landings in 2016 were 10.7 million pounds.

Cumulative 1950-2016 reported Massachusetts landings were 3,064,610,662 pounds with a value of $639,412,505  (NOAA)

Acadian redfish in the same period, 1,576,336,078 pounds valued at $128,657,587

The 2002 edition of Fishes of the Gulf of Maine reports that the growth rate of haddock increased within 30 to 40 years, since about 1960 when they were more abundant, reaching an average size of 48-50 cm in 3 years compared to 4 years.

BENEFIT FOR FRANK HAWKS on April 7th @ The Franco-American Club in Beverly, MA – Tickets $20 presale / $25 at the door. Five bands will be performing. Check out this flyer on how to get presale tickets. We can “will call” tickets to save them at the door for you. Please bring an I.D. to pick them up

If you can not make it to this even and want to help go here > and thank you!


Just hanging around grabbing a few clips while the real film guys shoot an ad for Foster’s Grill Store. The Ted Reed TV with Craig Kimberley shooting production will be about a bazillion times more professional than my behind the scenes clip I threw together in 20 minutes.

Jazz Brunch at Feather & Wedge, Sunday March 25, Featuring Steve Lacey


Feather & Wedge announces the return of NYC jazz guitarist, Steve Lacey this Sunday, March 25 from 10:30 to 2:30 PM. Steve will be playing songs from the American Songbook along with some originals. If you missed Steve’s first performance at Feather & Wedge, make sure you catch him this time around.

10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Reservations suggested. 978.999.5917

Feather & Wedge, 5 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966

Steve Lacey

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Unfolding Histories: Cape Ann Before 1900 A special exhibition opening this spring at the Cape Ann Museum On view March 31, 2018 – Sept. 9, 2018

Cape Ann Community


(Left to right) Logbook from the Schooner Lark, 1799, Cape Ann Museum; Daguerreotype of Abigail Trask and her friend, late 1840s, Manchester Historical Museum; Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1839, Sandy Bay Historical Society and Museums;  Certificate from teacher for Amanda Babson, January 1823, Cape Ann Museum.

In the first major exhibition to bring together historical and archival material from nine Cape Ann institutions, Unfolding Histories: Cape Ann Before 1900 illuminates the area’s wide-ranging stories from Native American life to the first European settlers in the 1640s, the temperance movement, African American history and civil rights, women’s history, the advent of railroad and mass transportation as well as work, literary, and cultural life during Cape Ann’s early years.

As the region prepares for the 400th anniversary of the first English settlement on Cape Ann in 2023, the Cape Ann Museum seeks to highlight significant historical materials from its own collection as well as…

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