GloucesterCast 270 With Eric Lorden, Pat and Jimmy Dalpiaz with Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 3/28/18


GloucesterCast 270 With Eric Lorden, Pat and Jimmy Dalpiaz with Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 3/28/18


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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

Feather and Wedge Easter Brunch is an absolute no-brainer

Easter Plans.  Is Easter The Holiday It Once Was?

Conversation with Eric Lorden about his new Mexican Restaurant

First Look: Eric Lorden’s Machaca In The Space Formerly Known As Katrina’s

Going on five years now our theory of there not being a spring or fall has continued to be the case.  Winter-Winter-Winter-Winter-Summer-Summer-Summer-Summer, Rinse, Repeat

Sign-Ups for The 7th Annual Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tournament April 28th!

SAVE THE DATE: BLUEFIN BLOWOUT 2018! Family, friends, and pets…all are welcome at #BluefinBlowout.
August 2nd-4th!

Dave Marciano’s (Potentially) 😉 New Boat


Kim Smith to Receive “Friend of the Earth” Award and Keynote Speaker Salem State Earth Days 2018 Week

Please join me on Thursday, April 12th, at 5pm at Salem State University. I am being honored with a “Friend of the Earth” award and will be presenting my lecture “Beauty on the Wing: Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly,” with newly added photos, and a new focus reflecting the Monarch migration at risk. This award is so meaningful to me and I am deeply touched and honored.

The Salem State Earth Days Committee has done an outstanding job organizing a week of exciting and relevant programming. The full schedule is posted here for Salem State’s Earth Days 2018 Week and you can also learn more at

My lecture, and all Earth Days 2018 programming, is free and open to the public!


Norman Smith from Mass Audubon has done more to save Snowy Owls and bring awareness to this beautiful and at risk species than any other person nationwide. Since 1981 he has been at the forefront of Snowy Owl conservation and his Project SNOWstorm has become a model for saving and studying Snowy Owls around the country.

Several weeks ago I was up north for my short film about Hedwig and came upon a Snowy Owl in the marsh. With very similar feather patterning around the face, I think she is the same Snowy that was released in the video!

Beautiful Fish: William C. Schroeder -By Al Bezanson


William C. Schroeder (1895-1977), coauthor Fishes of the Gulf of Maine by Bigelow and Schroeder (1953) online courtesy of MBL/WHOI

William C. Schroeder was born on Staten Island in 1895. He quit school at age 14 to support his mother after his parents separated and became a professional musician playing various stringed instruments at concerts that included an appearance at Carnegie Hall. He married Adah Jensen when he was twenty-one and enrolled at George Washington University six years later. Schroeder transferred to Harvard in 1924. He remained there until 1931, but started leading the dual existence common at the time as he was identified as an assistant Aquatic Biologist, U.S. Bureau of Fisheries in 1928 when he coauthored Fishes of the Chesapeake Bay with Samuel F. Hildebrand.  This pattern continued when he took the position of business manager at WHOI in 1932.  During the twenty years he maintained that position, he collaborated with Henry B. Bigelow to publish volumes one and two on the sharks and skates for Yale’s Sears Foundation Fishes of the Western North Atlantic, a new edition of Fishes of the Gulf of Maineand five other papers on lampreys, hagfish, sharks, rays and chimaeras.

By 1948 Schroeder was running out of fish to write about. He wanted to get to the edge of the shelf and seek the “little known bottom dwellers” that had not been sampled since the Fish Commission’s Fish Hawk dragged a small beam trawl from 50 to 600 fathoms in 1880. He tried trips on the R/V Caryn and Atlantis with tantalizing results but he craved a little more power and a little more wire. In the summers of 1952-3 Schroeder chartered Henry Klimm’s 83 foot Cap’n Bill II. One hundred and ninety three successful tows from 50 to 730 fathoms between LaHave Bank and Cape Charles produced 75 species of sharks, skates and chimaeras. One major setback was the implosion of the standard aluminum head rope floats that had to be replaced with glass floats. Another difficulty arose when the net would get plugged with big lobsters, ocean perch or red crabs. Bill Schroeder shrugged off these obstacles and brought home a lobster claw to Mary Sears. It fed sixteen people.

(From Woods Hole Historical Museum, “Four Fishermen” by Martin R. Bartlett)

Photograph:  William C. Schroeder on board Cap’n Bill II, with chimaeras Harriotta raleighana in hand.  (Photograph by Jan Hahn, © Sears Foundation for Marine Research)


Easter Brunch at Feather & Wedge


Come gather at Feather & Wedge this Sunday where they will be serving some of their spectacular brunch dishes as well as a very special roast leg of lamb.  View the menu here.

Sunday, April 1, 10:30 to 4:00 PM.

Reservations strongly suggested!

To reserve, call: 978.999.5917  

Easter at Feather & Wedge

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Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Special Guest: Ed Daley 7pm 3.28.2018

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, March 28th – 7pm
My Musical Guest: ED DALEY!

Great songs. Deep soul. Our awesome and gifted friend, Ed
Daley returns to us this week. And, hey… I’ll be there, too! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
4/4 – Allen Estes

4/11 – Liz Frame

4/18 – Strungout Playboys

Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Juni VanDyke street art public murals coming to Rose Baker Senior Center and more great news!

Juni VanDyke is busy working on a figurative mural series that will be installed along the Rogers side of Rose Baker Senior Center in Gloucester, Massachusetts. VanDyke resides in Cape Ann and has been the stellar Director of the arts program at Rose Baker Senior Center since 1993.  Her classes are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, “elbow to elbow on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings, and in the afternoons.” All are welcome.

In addition to teaching art classes, she rotates exhibitions of art created by participants in the various art programs. Fine artist Mary McCarl and Helen Burgess will have their work on exhibit in the lobby of the senior center beginning April 4th though July 5th.

VanDyke is also curating the show “Closely Related” for Flatrocks gallery opening May 27 – June 24, 2018. The exhibit “attempts to identify and examine artistic elements that appear congruently in works by artists related by friendship or marriage, or by filial kinship, or by the duality of artist and place, or…other. Is our art influenced by our environment; our politics; the company we keep and/or by our generic connections? And is what we create truly unique? Or was Picasso right when he said: Every painting already has a mother and a father?” Exhibiting artists: Kathleen Archer, Shelly Champion, Loren Doucette, Paige Farrell, Jay McLaughlin, Barbara Moody, Hans Pundt, Lynne Sauselle, Patti Sullivan, Juni VanDyke



Juni Van Dyke discusses her Rose Baker Senior Center mural project ©c ryan March 2018 (2)

Phase II Rose Baker Senior Center site for a second new Juni Van Dyke mural  –after the lively figurative series is completed.


Juni’s geraniums at home and work- top floor windows at Rose Baker

Read more about Juni Van Dyke: Artist of such expressive power and spirit. Last year Room & Board commissioned art from Juni,  and her illustrations for children’s books were recognized by Cape Ann Reads and will be featured in a group exhibit in 2018. The collage media informed her approach with the Rogers Street series.


Cape Ann Wellness

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit

Today is American Diabetes Alert Day –

  • Diabetes affects about 30.3 million Americans or about 9.4 percent of the U.S. population.
  • Nearly 1 in 4 adults with diabetes, or 7.2 million Americans, are unaware that they have the disease.
  • Another 84.1 million Americans have prediabetes, a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.
  • Nine out of 10 adults with prediabetes don’t know they have it.

Assess Your Risk Here

Some ways to prevent and manage pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and unhealthy cholesterol:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Healthy Weight
  • Physical Activity
  • Stress Reduction

Talk to Your Doctor about prevention and treatment of diabetes.  

The third integrative nursing principle:“Nature has healing and restorative properties that contribute to health and well-being” supports the health benefits associated with…

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Cape Ann Wellness

Did you know that Crossfit Cape Ann offers 3 different climbing/bouldering walls? CFCA offers a monthly climbing membership that allows access to the climbing section of the gym during our normal class schedule.

If you’re interested in checking out climbing at CFCA, email us for more details and to set up a time to come check out our wall!



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Yoga Nidra Workshop THIS Sunday

Cape Ann Wellness

Looking for a deep rest and reset for Spring?! Join North Shore Restorative Yoga this Sunday 6:30pm-8pm for an evening of deep relaxation using the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra, also known as yogic sleep, led by master teacher Courtney Battistelli.

Bliss for your brain and restoration for your body and heart. You will be guided into a state of deep conscious relaxation with soothing cues and heightened awareness to progressively release tension. Yoga Nidra harmonizes brain activity and one hour of this practice is equal to four hours of sleep!

All you have to do is show up and allow yourself to be led into a state of deep relaxation for the brain, body and heart. This practice offers the body and mind a complete renewal  and is a perfect way to welcome Spring!

$25 with all props including mats provided.

Sign up at or inquire at

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