GloucesterCast 348 with Pat and Jimmy Dalpiaz, Heath Ellis, Michael Dekoster, Daisy Nell, Chris McCarthy and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 7/23/19

GloucesterCast 348 with Pat and Jimmy Dalpiaz, Heath Ellis, Michael Dekoster, Daisy Nell, Chris McCarthy and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 7/23/19


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Topics Include:
Bluefin Blowout Coming Up! July 25-27th
Kay Ellis Memorial fundraiser Kay Ellis Scholarship Fundraiser Info August 19th, 2019 Tickets here
Dockwa testimonials from Daisy Nell Chairwoman of Gloucester Schooner Festival, Captain Heath Ellis of The Thomas Lannon and Michael Dekoster Executive director of Maritime Gloucester
Schooner Festival Information and official website link-
Daisy Nell’s new Book-Winnie at the Wheel
Magnolia Pier Fundraiser Cheers To The Pier
Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 4 PM – 9 PM
Shore Road, Gloucester, MA  01930


Stage Fort Park Pedestrian and Traffic Advisory for Thursday, July 25 and Friday, July 26

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (July 22, 2019) – The City of Gloucester has issued a pedestrian and traffic advisory for Thursday, July 25 and Friday, July 26 in and around Stage Fort Park.

Stage Fort Park will be open and operate as expected however the Upper Lot at Stage Fort Park will be closed for film production staging.  General parking in that lot will be unavailable with the exception of handicapped spots.  There will be resident and visitor parking available at the Little League parking lot and lower lot adjacent to The Cupboard Restaurant.

Local traffic and access will be managed with lot attendants, posted signs and police details. Lane shifts and/or alternating one-way traffic may be required and implemented based on the work and direction of the detail officers.

As always, drivers and pedestrians should exercise caution and patience navigating through and around Stage Fort Park.  The City of Gloucester appreciates everyone’s patience and cooperation.


What is that wonderful succulent yet scrubby-looking green plant we see growing on our local beaches? You are most likely looking at American Sea-rocket (Cakile edentula). Named for its rocket-shaped berries, Sea-rocket is a native annual. It grows in dry sand and is pollinated by beetles, moths, butterflies, flies, and bees. The edible flowers and peppery, succulent leaves, which taste somewhat like horseradish, attract myriad species of tiny insects as well.

Sea-rocket reseeds itself each year all around New England beaches and thrives in the poor medium of dry sand, above the high tide line. In springtime, along the Massachusetts coastline, you will see tiny shoots emerging and by early summer the multi-branching plant can grow two feet wide and equally as tall.

Throughout the Piping Plover’s time spent at Good Harbor Beach, Sea-rocket is an important plant, providing shade on hot summer days, protection from the wind, and attracts a smorgasbord of insects that both the adults and tiniest of chicks depend upon for their diets.

Piping Plover chicks and adults forage for small insects at Sea-rocket.

Sea-rocket growth progression-

The first photo was taken on April 6, 2019. You can see that there is no vegetation growing in the roped off area.

The second photo was taken about one month later, at the time our Piping Plovers began nesting. Notice the tiny shoots of Sea-rocket beginning to emerge.

The third photo was taken during the second week of July. Look how beautifully the Sea-rocket is growing in the roped off area. The fourth photo shows the same area after the PiPl refuge was dismantled and the Sea-rocket raked over.

Three Piping Plover chicks finding shelter beneath the Sea-rocket foliage.


The Annisquam Village Church concert season continues on Saturday, August 3 at 7:30 p.m. with chamber music of Holbrook Robinson, played by the Denovo Quartet. Robinson has close ties with Annisquam from his childhood summers there. The late Kira Robinson, the composer’s mother, emigrated to the U.S. during the Russian Revolution. The French-speaking group that she started upon her retirement in 1974 from Adelphi University still meets weekly in Annisquam. Following in the academic footsteps of his parents, Robinson is professor of French at Northeastern University with a deep passion for music. He is a self-taught composer, strongly influenced by (mostly tonal) works in both romantic and modern repertoire that have coherence and breadth.

Robinson’s quartets reflect his French propensities as suggested by the titles of his works: Accélerations, Célébrations, Langoureux Vertige, etc.. Jakov Gubanov, one of the last private students of Dmitri Shostakovich, writes of Robinson’s “individual style” and his “embrace of many noble traditions” . . . “Even though the music language leans on tonal, mostly diatonic idiom, the music sounds quite contemporary. There are many features, so attractive to both a professional and a common listener: rich and diverse texture with intensive polyphonic work, bright thematic ideas, convincing structure, and – what is most important – a strong spiritual message in each composition. I am very happy that inspiration never abandons you and that you have such responsive artists performing your works.”

Since their debut at the Deer Valley Music Festival in 2015, the Denovo Quartet has quickly established a creative presence in the greater Boston area as sought-after performers and collaborators. Mentored by the Muir Quartet at Boston University, Denovo Quartet is known for their robust sound and energetic interpretations and has been featured on numerous recital series performing both classic and contemporary repertoire. Recent engagements include performances at the Alcyon Chamber Music Series, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Brookline Library, and Parish Center for the Arts. While remaining grounded in the standard quartet canon, Denovo’s curiosities also extend to contemporary music, where they have an extensive background performing and recording new works. They were fortunate to work with Joan Tower at the Deer Valley Music Festival in the summer of 2015 and premiered Douglas Friedman’s “The Pilgrim,” which has since inspired them to seek out exciting new music. New commissions include recording quartets by Northeastern University professor Holbrook Robinson as well as current Northeastern University composition students. The quartet members come from Ohio, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Washington. Individually, they have performed across the US and on tours to China, Russia, Europe, South America, and Canada. They have played in master classes for such renowned musicians as William Preucil, Stephen Clapp, Christian Tetzlaff, Joshua Bell, Itzhak Perlman, Midori, and for the Emerson, Tokyo, Arianna, JACK, and Atrium Quartets. Each member of Denovo holds a graduate music performance degree from Boston University. All four freelance and teach privately in the greater Boston area.

The concert takes place in the newly renovated sanctuary of the historic Annisquam Village Church, renowned for its resonant acoustics and classic New England simplicity. All are welcome to a reception following the concert in the Village Church Cove Room.

Admission at door $20 / Seniors and Students $15 or order on-line through or
The Annisquam Village Church is located at 820 Washington Street (corner of Washington and Leonard Streets) in Gloucester. 978.281.0376.
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Holbrook Robinson, composer

MaeLynn Arnold, violin
Michael Hustedde, violin
Amberly Lamphere, viola
Daniel Dickson, cello

Kathleen Adams, Music Director

We’re Taping A Live GloucesterCast Podcast From The Crow’s Nest Tomorrow Wednesday At 11AM With Mark Price “Skippy From Family Ties” and Comedy Warrior Joe Kashnow



Remember Skippy?

He’s coming to do a show at Cape Ann community Cinema with Joe Kashnow  the Comedy Warrior.  To help promote the show he’s going to come tape a live podcast with us tomorrow Wednesday July 23 at 11AM at The Crow’s Nest



As any comedian will tell you, the most poignant comedy comes from pain. And no one knows this better than a service member with a life-changing injury, like combat veteran Joe Kashnow, performing this special show with host Marc Price, best known as Skippy from the classic TV hit, “Family Ties.”


Come on out to The Nest tomorrow for the taping, should be fun and Greg Souza makes the best Bloodies in town!

Cheers to the Pier

Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 4 PM – 9 PM
Shore Road, Gloucester, MA  01930
Our Beloved pier is coming back to life so lets CELEBRATE! We are shutting down Shore Rd at the Landing and throwing a party! Bring the family, bring some cash, bring your party pants and let’s toast the Pier and rake in some $$ to help pay off the construction crews!
Lobster will be first come first served at 6pm, Burgers and dogs and corn available.
Cash Bar. Beer and wine only.
Kids Korner with activities for the youngins
Live auction at 7pm
50/50 raffle (must be present to win)
Local gift certificates raffle

City of Gloucester Announces 2019 HarborWalk Summer Cinema Series

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (July 22, 2019) – Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken announced today the City of Gloucester will once again host the HarborWalk Summer Cinema.  The free family outdoor movie nights are set to begin on Wednesday, July 24 with the screening of “Dumbo.”

Mayor Romeo Theken said, “Our free movie nights are back by popular demand and our movie series is a great way for families to come out and enjoy a film under the stars throughout the summer.”

There will be a movie shown every Wednesday at dusk, from July 24 through August 21. If needed, a rain date is scheduled for Monday, August 26.  The big screen will be located at 65 Rogers Street.  All attendees are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, friends and family.

HarborWalk Summer Cinema Schedule

·         July 24 – Dumbo (presented by BankGloucester)

·         July 31 – Never Ending Story (presented by The Sawyer Free Library)

·         August 7 – Mary Poppins (presented by Cape Ann Savings Bank)

·         August 14 – Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (presented by Cape Ann Veteran’s Services)

·         August 21 – Pirates of the Caribbean (presented by Maritime Gloucester)

This programming was made possible by the presenting sponsors listed above as well North Shore 104.9 and the City of Gloucester.

Mayor Romeo Theken said, “My administration is committed to continuing these efforts and thanks to our wonderful sponsors we are able to host this FREE, family, fun activity downtown.  I’m grateful for their support and partnership.”

The movie series, featuring a combination of classic and new movies for all ages to enjoy, will help promote the HarborWalk as both a civic space and a destination for residents and visitors, promote civic pride, and bring the community together throughout the summer to one of the community’s greatest assets, the working waterfront. These events also drive business downtown, encouraging people to enjoy local restaurants and shops while downtown.

Mayor Romeo Theken said, “Join us downtown and enjoy the show!”

Gloucester Harbormaster TJ Ciarametaro Demos Dockwa Marina Software @GetDockwa

In this video TJ shows how the Dockwa software program makes it super easy to manage and maximize available dockage. It also integrates communication so the whole process is as seamless and could be.

And in the video below it’s a screen capture from my cellphone of downloading the app from the user’s perspective-
Do you own a boat? If so, you gotta check this out!

If you use Chris’s referral code you’ll get money off your next visit.

Chris McCarthy has given you credit to use on Dockwa! To claim, simply enter Chris McCarthy’s referral code during checkout. Referral Code: MRMPG ⁦⁦

Here’s a screen video grab from my cellphone of me downloading the Dockwa app from the App Store and checking out all the places in Gloucester offering dockage and the different filters you can apply. Download it here-

I want to invest in this company.  It’s disruptive the way UBER and AirBNB are. #gamechanger

Remember on this date July 12, 2019 Joey Ciaramitaro told you about Dockwa and if there was a way to invest in Dockwa I would because it’s going to be huge. I’m just leaving this dated note here to look back on when it goes public at a bajillion times whatever it’s worth right now.

Live music July 23 Feather & Wedge


LIVE MUSIC Tuesday July 23 at Feather & Wedge! Reserve now for another fabulous jazz dinner with guitarist Jose Allende. Dinner starts at 5:00, music at 7:00. Reservations suggested! 978.999.5917

Tuesday, July 23,  7:00 – 9:30 PM

Feather & Wedge, Main Street,  Rockport, MA 01966

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Curcumin and CBD for Pain Relief

Cape Ann Wellness

Curcumin is the main active ingredient in Tumeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects, and is a very strong anti-oxidant (much like CBD). Why is this important? Because inflammation is the main cause for almost every chronic, “Western” disease. This includes heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer’s and various degenerative conditions, just to name a few. By combining CBD with Curcumin in a soft-gel form, people are finally finding relief from pain like never before! You can find this product, and many more like it, at Angel Wings Wellness, 12 Roger’s Street, Gloucester MA, 01930. This particular product brought to you by one of our favorite partners: Joy Organics.

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