GloucesterCast 336 with Ralph DiGiorgio, Mike Codair, Chris McCarthy, Susan Lipsett, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 5/26/19


GloucesterCast 336 with Ralph DiGiorgio, Mike Codair, Chris McCarthy, Susan Lipsett, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 5/26/19


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Topics Include:

Susan Lipsett brings Quinnamon

Thankful for freedom after visiting China

Douching the dock- thanks Kate

Going to the dark side- Android to iPhone- Will post honest unbiased experience reviews.

Watching The Bruins On The Projector

Paper straw alternative


Ralph’s boat problem

Chris Cropdusting in the ice cream shop

Paper straw alternative

Mike Codair guest bartending stint at Passports

Millennial Monopoly

SAT Word of The Day

Monarchs are here

New gallery at city hall

Plover Update



Good Harbor Beach on a busy Memorial Day Sunday

FYI, last we checked on Sunday afternoon, both Mama and Papa Plover were in the safety zone of the roped off nesting area, Papa on the nest, and Mama hanging out nearby behind one of the mini hummocks.


Migrating Great Blue Herons have arrived to Cape Ann, where they join the small number of Great Blues that overwinter in New England. Look for them in marsh, pond, and along the shoreline.

American Bullfrog hunting insects, Great Blue Heron hunting frogs


Cape Ann Home

If high quality craftsmanship with beach and ocean views is what you’re looking for then this newly built townhouse is a must see. Set up high overlooking Gloucester’s famed Good Harbor Beach and the Atlantic Ocean sits the perfect blend of beauty and quality. You will feel its impressiveness immediately as you enter through the custom stone pillars and windup the driveway through the professionally landscaped grounds. The main level offers ocean views throughout an open living area highlighted by amazing detail such as a coffered ceiling, chair rails, crown moldings and a custom built kitchen with Thermador appliances. This level also provides a half bath and an additional room with a full bath perfect for guests, an office or den. The second floor has two bedrooms, a full bath, and a stunning master suite that opens to a deck with an outdoor gas fireplace and expansive ocean views. This…

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John Abisamra Gallery 53

John Abisamra submits “Yesterday was the opening reception for Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck. New juried members from Gloucester include Melissa Cox and myself as photographers. There was a huge turnout for the event. Gallery 53 will remain open though mid October and has 28 artists displaying/selling their work. It’s right in the heart of Rocky Neck between the Rudder and Studio restaurants.  Great place to visit to see some magnificent art work!! I have attached a photo of my work and there are additional photos on the Gallery 53  website. The current Gallery 53 exhibit is entitled BLUE. Thanks for getting the word out about Gallery 53 through Good Morning Gloucester!”

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It’s a beautiful day at Maritime Gloucester today. The Sea Pocket Aquarium is open, come see the blue lobster.  Seapocket picture taken by Rod Kessler of Salem this morning.   Schooner Ardelle is sailing at 1 PM. We are also open on Memorial Day. Come down and enjoy all the waterfront has to offer.

Lilacs at last! check out feel good citizen science Track a lilac

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May 26, 2019 
May 24 2018
trio of lilacs blooming May 24, 2018 (one taken out 2019 when car hit building)
May 4 2019 vs May 26
May 4, 2019

Super easy citizen science!  Try adding in here: Track a Lilac:

love track a lilac

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Craig Kimberley Is Smoking Killer Ribs At Joe’s Fish Print Shack On Madfish Wharf Rocky Neck

Barns Along the Byway

I have noticed some very interesting looking barns along the Essex Scenic Byway. I love barns that seem to tell their own story. The spring light certainly helps! As our friend Donna Ardizzoni says: it’s all about the light. She inspired me to experiment with softening photos.

Spring Barley Risotto ~

Cape Ann Wellness

Spring Barley Risotto

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC loves a healthier alternative to the more traditional arborio risotto rice, barley adds iron and fiber to this fresh take on risotto. One cup of the green peas found in this dish offers more protein than a large egg.

Serves 4
2 Tablespoons oiive oil
1 cup pearled barley
2 leeks, white and green parts only, thinly sliced
½ cup white wind or water
2 cups water
Coarse salt and fresh ground pepper
14 ½ ounces vegetable broth
1 bunch of asparagus (about 1 pound) trimmed and cut in 2 inch pieces
1 box frozen peas defrosted (or fresh)
½ cup fresh grated parmesan

In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add Barley and leeks and cook until it begins to soften about 5 to 7 minutes. Add ½ cup wine or water and cook for another 5 minutes and water…

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