GloucesterCast 277 With Heidi Dallin, Tom Mannle, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 4/25/18


GloucesterCast 277 With Heidi Dallin, Tom Mannle, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 4/25/18


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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

Earl Foote Will Be Playing at Machaca in Gloucester Friday Night of Fiesta.

Check Out My Auxiliary Sites- Cape Ann Community, Cape Ann Wellness, capeanneats

Cape Ann Symphony Orchestral Opera Gems

Cape Ann Symphony Expanding Past Manchester

Monte Lewis Website Design

$1 Oyster Quest Chart

Cape Ann Night At Gloucester Stage Friday May 11, 2018

Piping Plover Update

Swan Readjusting To Life At Niles Pond

Shout Out To Colleen From Duckworth’s Tulip Study with The Kids Ages 3-7

Sign up for Tulip Study

Beach Stickers available online


Kaminski Auctioneers Auctioning Martha Stewart Studio Props In Beverly 117 Elliot St May 5-6th.

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My friend Colleen teaches the most wonderful children’s art classes from her Montessori Art Kitchen in East Gloucester. I can’t wait until our granddaughter is old enough to participate! Thank you to Colleen for sharing these lovely photos of works in progress, the perfect anecdote to a rainy April afternoon!
To register for May classes call Colleen at 978-648-0601 or email

Lovely Article by Shelby Macri – Salem State University Keynote Speaker Spotlights Plight of the Monarch Butterflies

Salem State keynote spotlights beauty, plight of monarch butterflies

Smith, who spoke on campus Thursday, April 12, makes nature films and contributes to the daily blog Good Morning Gloucester. She also helps communities and individuals build gardens specifically aimed at attracting butterflies, bees and beneficial bugs.

On behalf of the Earth Days Planning Committee, Carol Zoppel, a campus librarian and co-chair of Earth Days Week, presented Smith with the Friend of the Earth Award.

“Salem State University’s Earth Days committee would like to recognize Kim Smith for her artistic and advocacy work on behalf of wildlife through her films, photo, gardens, and writings,” said Zoppel. Smith received her award and a framed poster of her program.



…Smith also reflected on our involvement with these creatures.

“I think compassion for all living creatures is really important,” said Smith. “Right here in our own backyards and beaches we have small winged creatures like Monarchs and Piping Plovers that are struggling to survive.”

She added, “Our actions and how we chose to live our lives has tremendous impact.”


Coyote Tips and Presentation

Here is the video from 1623 Studios of the Coyote Ecology & Behavior presentation from Dr. Jonathan Way. The presentation was held on February 27th, hosted by the Animal Advisory Committee.


This time of year coyotes will be active, so its important to protect your pets by keeping them indoors or on a leash, and never be left unsupervised.

Coyotes may be denning with small pups near your home or in the woods. They will be extra protective of their pups, so keep your dogs, even large dogs, leashed and close to you. Smaller dogs may be considered prey, while larger dogs could be considered a threat.

Coyotes are attracted to yards with bird feeders, compost, and accessible trash. Not only are some of these things easy meals for coyotes, but they also attract small rodents, which coyotes prefer to eat. You can follow this yard audit to coyote proof your yard, click Here.

We want to keep the coyotes wild, so it is important to be loud and try to scare them away. Bang pots, yell/scream, throw thing in their direction. Ask your neighbors to do the same and report anyone actively feeding them to the police.

Coyote tips card

Alicia Unleashed- Great Gloucester Clean Up


  1. Episode 78.75: The Great Gloucester Clean Up-Downtown Edition!

While Alicia was away, B-Side did a minisode on Earth Day Weekend! It’s brief, it’s noisy but still important!

Interview Shout outs to One Hour at a Time Gang; Donna Ardizzoni, Rebecca and Fran, Charlene Delaney (apologies if spelled wrong). Pi LeGundah (not real name but from Derry, NH), Mother and Daughter (I didn’t catch their names…I’m a bad journalist); Holly and Naima Mayer; Rachelle, “Alf” and Dante Favazza and Ward 2 Councilor Ken Hecht!

B talks with volunteers as to why they signed up to help clean the downtown area and what it means to them to be apart of it.

#GreatGloucesterCleanUp #GloucesterMA #RogersStreet #earthday #minicast #minisode #podcast


Kinloch Nelson: Guitar Mad Scientist
Saturday, April 28 at The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

The Rocky Neck Art Colony is pleased to announce that it will present Kinloch Nelson: Guitar Mad Scientist as part of the upcoming ArtWeek festival happening April 27 – May 6. Hundreds of events will be presented across the Commonwealth during the 10-day creative festival. See a complete listing of events at

ArtWeek is an award-winning innovative festival featuring hundreds of unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to arts, culture, and the creative process. Now an annual statewide festival, ArtWeek was born in Boston in 2013 and recently expanded its footprint across the Commonwealth.

Don’t miss this exciting event:
Presented by: Rocky Neck Art Colony, Inc
Price: $20
Location: The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck Art Colony
Date: Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 – 9:30 PM

Kinloch Nelson is a uniquely amazing finger style guitar player and composer, and he loves his Mad Scientist Guitar Projects. You’ll experience the design, construction, and sublime playing of Kinloch’s crazy harp guitar along with his usual stock of unusually fabulous instruments. Learn how to build a harp guitar with junk plywood and a coat hanger, and hear a fabulous concert by the Mad Scientist himself! Kinloch plays with an enthralling dexterity, diversity, and sense of humor – a guitar master not to miss! Kinloch Nelson Event at Rocky Neck Art Colony

Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center, ArtWeek offers new ways to experience art, culture, and creativity. This year, Mass Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism have joined ArtWeek as Lead Champions in this unique opportunity to shine a spotlight on the state’s creative economy.

“We are thrilled to have organizations like Rocky Neck Art Colony participating in ArtWeek this season,” said Josiah A. Spaulding, Jr., President & CEO of the Boch Center. “ArtWeek is an innovative festival that works to spotlight how the creative economy is thriving in Massachusetts. We are very excited about this season’s offerings, which include many unique experiences spanning dance, fashion, media arts, spoken-word, poetry, writing, culinary, visual arts, music, opera, theater, design, film, and more. And the best part is that many of the events are free making it affordable and accessible to everyone!”

For more information on ArtWeek, visit

About Rocky Neck Art Colony, Inc– Rocky Neck, a picturesque part of Gloucester, MA, is widely known as the location of a famous artist colony. In fact, in the 19th and early 20th centuries, artists such Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Mark Rothko and others lived and worked on Rocky Neck. They came to Cape Ann charmed by the landscape, vibrant light and working waterfront as well as the artist community. Rocky Neck Art Colony is oldest continuously operating art colony in America.

About ArtWeek– Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center, ArtWeek has become an annual award-winning innovative festival featuring hundreds of unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process. ArtWeek was born in Boston in 2013 and has since expanded to serve communities across Massachusetts. Statewide partners include: Mass Cultural Council, Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism as well as Mass Center for the Book, MASSCreative, MassHumanities, MassPoetry, New England Foundation for the Arts, New England Museum Association, Young Audiences of Massachusetts and VSA Massachusetts. To learn more about our regional and local collaborators as well as about the festival and its growth, visit

About Highland Street Foundation– Since its establishment in 1989, Highland Street Foundation has donated more than $180 million to many worthy non-profit organizations. It is committed to addressing the needs and concerns of children and families primarily in Massachusetts and California specifically in the areas of education, housing, mentoring, health care, environment and the arts. To learn more about Highland Street Foundation, please visit

About the Boch Center – The Boch Center is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit performing arts institutions and a guardian of the historic Wang and Shubert Theatres. As New England’s largest cultural venue, the Boch Center is home to theater, classical and popular music, dance, comedy, opera, Broadway musicals, family entertainment, and more.

Located in Boston’s historic Theater District, the Boch Center also offers a diverse mix of educational and community outreach initiatives, including the City Spotlights Leadership ProgramandArtWeek;collaborates with artists and local nonprofit arts organizations; preserves historic venues; and acts as a champion for Greater Boston’s arts and cultural community. Learn more at
About the Mass Cultural Council
The Mass Cultural Council is a state agency that promotes excellence, inclusion, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and sciences to foster a rich cultural life for all Massachusetts residents and contributes to the vitality of our communities and economy.

The Council pursues this mission through a wide range of grants, initiatives, and advocacy for artists, communities, organizations, and schools. Mass Cultural Council also runs the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund in partnership with MassDevelopment. For more information, please visit

About the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism
MOTT’s mission is to promote Massachusetts as both a leisure and business travel destination for domestic and international markets and to contribute to the growth of the Commonwealth’s economy. MOTT works closely with 16 regional tourism councils across the state, and with larger tourism alliances such as Discover New England and BrandUSA. For more information on visiting Massachusetts, go to​


The One Hour at a Time Gang Clean Up

Hi all:


Thanks again for last Saturday. This week

When:                  Saturday, April 28, 2018

Where:                 Friendly Parking Lot

Time:                    8:00 – 9:00

We can make our way from Friendlys down toward the Railroad Station.

Thank you and take care


Donna Ardizzoni

Acoustic Night at Feather & Wedge Featuring Andrew James – Thursday, April 25, 7 – 9 PM


One of Boston’s most talented folk/rock artists, Andrew James, returns to Feather & Wedge, Thursday, March 22. His impressive set list is comprised of original music and covers by artists including Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Tracy Chapman, John Mayer and Jack Johnson. Enjoy this talented artist while enjoying the finest food in Rockport.

Reservations suggested.



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Gloucester High School students poised WBZ CBS Boston and GHS Gillnetter

Paul Burton National Walk Out Day report WBZ evening news from March 26, 2018

and links to GHS Gillnetter articles: March 15, 2018 and  March 26, 2018

GHS Gillnetter student newspaper is a must read and fully digitized-accessible

WBZ Gloucester High School students report on line

Dr. Yun Ling Lee presents “Women in STEM” tomorrow at O’Maley Innovation Middle School

Another great event in Gloucester, Mass. tomorrow: Dr. Jung Lin Lee to present and discuss “Women in STEM” April 26 O’Maley Innovation Middle School

April 26 2018 OMaley Women in STEM

Upside Down

While we didn’t venture inside…and I’ve honestly never even heard of this place before…we got a kick out of driving by the Wonderworks building in Orlando last week.

I was curious to know what they do inside so I checked them out online and now I kind of wish we had found time to visit!  Has anyone ever been?

WonderWorks is an amusement park for the mind with 35,000 square feet of “edu-tainment”. The attraction combines education and entertainment with more than 100 hands on exhibits that challenge the mind and spark the imagination.

This once top-secret laboratory was located in the Bermuda triangle. An experiment gone awry lifted the laboratory carrying it to International Drive in Orlando, Florida where it landed upside down. Luckily all of the exhibits remained intact and available for guests to explore.

Check them out here


Ancestry DNA test kit only $59!

If you have ever considered having a DNA test done, this is the time to do it.  Ancestry’s DNA test is only $59 until April 29. The regular price for this test is $99.  This is the best deal I’ve seen for this test so if you’ve been thinking about it, I suggest you take advantage now by going to

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There are other testing companies to consider, so do your homework but this is a really great deal.  I am not benefiting from this unless I gain a new cousin from one of you!