Cazeault Solar and Home is honored to be selected as the Readers’ Choice award winner of Best of North Shore contractor Call Tim Sanborn For A Free Solar Quote 774-228-3411

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Call Tim Sanborn For A Free Solar Quote 774-228-3411

Gloucester Based business is Awarded Best of North Shore!Cazeault Solar and Home is honored to be selected as the Readers’ Choice award winner of Best of North Shore contractor for 2019.”Wow! I was taken back to hear we were nominated and then to win is truly a tribute to the incredible efforts of a great team dedicated to providing clients in Massachusetts with the best products and best service. They strive each day to exceed our client partners’ expectations. I could not be more proud of such a great team”, states Tim Sanborn, Owner of Cazeault Solar & Home.

You know how I feel about my solar system that Tim and Cazeault installed- I’m making money on our system!

National Grid credits every month and our home is 100% electric.

NATIONAL GRID OWES US MONEY! WE HAD SOLAR INSTALLED BY CAZEAULT SOLAR. WE HAVE A $612.79 ELECTRICITY CREDIT AND OUR HOUSE IS 100% ELECTRIC. LOOK AT OUR LATEST BILL-

I’m not sure how much more I could boil it down but here’s the latest bill (National Grid OWES US MONEY!)-

Chamber Events Happening This Week!

Don’t miss this week’s events!

Business After Hours at Pathways for Children

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 5-7 PM

Pathways for Children | 29 Emerson Ave., Gloucester

REGISTER TODAY!

Please join us for an evening of networking with Cape Ann business leaders. Meet our members and build your business relationships. You will also learn about the programs at Pathways and how they support the Cape Ann community.

There is no charge for this event.

RSVP TODAY

37th Annual Essex ClamFest

Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 11 AM – 4 PM

Shepard Memorial Park, Essex

Join us for the 37th Annual Essex ClamFest from 11AM to 4PM in Shepard Memorial Park in Essex. The festival is free to attend and it is $10 to take part in the Clam Chowder Tasting Competition.

CLAM CHOWDER TASTING

from Noon – 2 PM (while supplies last)

$10 to Taste & Vote for your favorite

2019 CLAM CHOWDER COMPETITORS Lobsta Land Restaurant, Ipswich Clambake, Village Restaurant, Shea’s Riverside Restaurant & Bar, J.T. Farnhams, C.K. Pearl, Woodman’s of Essex, Windward Grille

While the highlight of the day is the Chowder Tasting & Competition, there is a terrific variety of activities, including local vendor and maker booths, live entertainment and plenty of food vendors on-site! Rain Date: October 27

Love Cape Ann Online Auction

CLOSES Sunday, October 27, 2019

at 10 PM

The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is has launched an online edition of our Annual Auction. With many wonderful items generously donated by our members and business partners, this year’s online auction promises to be better than ever!   

BID NOW!

Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce | 978-283-1601 | info@capeannchamber.com | capeannchamber.com

SHOUT OUT TO GLOUCESTER’S DPW FOR THE AMAZING DOWNED TREES STORM CLEAN-UP!!

THANKS SO MUCH TO MIKE HALE AND GLOUCESTER’S SUPER HARDWORKING DPW FOR THE OUTSTANDING JOB CLEANING UP AFTER THE BOMB CYCLONE NOR’EASTER.  

With tremendous speed and efficiency, they have done a stellar job cleaning up the streets of downed trees and branches.

Stumps are painted orange to help prevent people from tripping.

Our own beautiful plum tree did not survive this last storm. It had been severely damaged several years ago when struck by lightening. The flowering plum (Prunus cerasifera ‘Thundercloud’) was planted in the sidewalk in front of our home, providing us with years of joy and beauty. Baltimore Orioles, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Chickadees, Gold Finches and House Finches were just some of the birds that called ‘Thundercloud’ home.

The DPW came within one day of calling to report the damage. My husband was home at the time and he said that within fifteen minutes after arriving, the crew had cut down the tree, chipped all the wood, and painted the stump.

Prunus cerasifera ‘Thundercloud’

RIP sweet plum tree, we are surely going to miss you. Even more so, will all the wildlife sustained by your nectar-rich flowers, fruits, and sheltering branches.

KIM SMITH PRESENTS “THE HUMMINGBIRD GARDEN” FOR THE NORTH SHORE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY THURSDAY OCTOBER 24TH

THE HUMMINGBIRD GARDEN

OCTOBER 24TH AT 7:30PM

SACRED HEART CHURCH PARISH HALL

62 SCHOOL STREET

MANCHESTER, MA

Please join me Thursday evening at the Sacred Heart Church in Manchester where I will be giving my presentation “The Hummingbird Garden” for The North Shore Horticultural Society. It has been a phenomenal year for Ruby-throated Hummingbirds on Cape Ann and I am looking forward to sharing information on how you, too, can create a hummingbird haven. I hope to see you there!

“The Hummingbird Garden” is free for members and five dollars for guests.

THE HUMMINGBIRD GARDEN

The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is the only species of hummingbird that nests in Massachusetts. Learn what to plant to help sustain this elusive beauty while it is breeding in our region and during its annual spring and fall migrations. Through photographs and discussion we’ll learn about the life cycle of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird and the best plants to attract this tiniest of breeding birds to your garden.

Games, wind turbine tours, trick or treat at the wind turbines October 26th

On Saturday, October 26th, people will gather at Blackburn Industrial Park to visit the wind turbines and celebrate clean energy at “Family Fun Day.” Games, tours of the wind turbines, green energy info, and even “trunk or treat” with several electric cars models will be free and open to the public from 10am-1pm, rain or shine (we have tents)!
Since they were erected in 2011, the wind turbines have become a part of the Gloucester skyline and are a symbol of Gloucester’s ability to plan for the future. Two of the three wind turbines are a result of a public-private partnership between the City of Gloucester and Equity Industrial Partners. But Gloucester’s residents do benefit from them. How?
To answer the question, it makes sense to step back and learn more about renewable energy development. The developer of a wind turbine project can sell two assets in order to make their project profitable. First, and obviously, electrons – either directly to the utility or in the form of “net-metering credits,” which are cheaper than electricity and give the buyer credits toward electric bills. The City of Gloucester receives net-metering credits from the turbines, which add up to a major discount on municipal electric bills. The City of Gloucester has saved nearly $2 million on electricity since the turbines came online in 2013.
Second, and not so obviously, a developer can sell Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). A REC is a record that 1,000 kWh of renewable energy was generated. RECs track location, emissions, source, and timing of renewable energy generation, and serve as a tradable representation of those specific electrons. Why RECs? Since electrons move according to physics, there is no way to “send wind power” to anyone’s home or office. The average person can switch to renewable energy even if they don’t have solar panels on their home by buying RECs. You can’t use electrons twice, so you can’t use RECs, representing those electrons, twice either.
REC sales in New England provide a second crucial income to developers, making renewable energy development viable. This is certainly the case with Gloucester’s turbines. Green Energy Consumers Alliance, a Boston-based non-profit with a mission to speed the transition to a low-carbon future, signed a long-term contract to buy the RECs from the two turbines, retiring them on behalf of their Green Powered members. According to Sumul Shah, a development partner, “This contract was critical to the turbine’s success.”
In early 2019, Gloucester took the next step in making green energy accessible to its residents: Community Electricity Aggregation. Gloucester works with a competitive electricity supplier to provide a competitive price and extra renewable energy (RECs from the Gloucester turbines), affordably, to all residents directly on their electric bills. Green Energy Consumers now retires most of the RECs it buys from the Gloucester turbines on behalf of Gloucester residents, who have 19% renewable energy powering their homes instead of just 14% like most of the rest of the state. Residents can even opt up to 100% wind power from their own turbines! And Gloucester hasn’t stopped there, offering more and more green initiatives to help residents save energy, money, and the environment.
Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken said, “The wind turbines and Community Electricity Aggregation are just a few examples of how we in the City of Gloucester are planning for our future and protecting our environment. I am grateful to our residents who have embraced our Gloucester Green initiatives, and join with us in our efforts to save energy and money. While we are a city known for tradition and authenticity, we have always been able to adapt and look toward the future. I hope everyone will join us at this great event.”
Join Green Energy Consumers and the City of Gloucester Community Development Department to celebrate these green initiatives at Family Fun Day. Learn more at:
https://www.greenenergyconsumers.org/familyfundaygloucester
https://business.facebook.com/events/474686169925916/

Don’t forget to
• Bring the kids in their costumes for “trunk or treat!” While you check out electric cars on display, the kids can trick or treat!
• See a super cool electric police car!
• Stop by the wind turbine for a tour.
• Play games and enjoy free cider & donuts, or grab lunch from food trucks on-site.
• Learn about what makes Gloucester a clean energy leader and how you can get involved.
• Bring your electric bill and we’ll help you “opt-up” to 100% clean energy from the wind turbines.

Wool Dryer Balls

EcoFriendly HandFelted dryer balls.  These dryer balls are EcoFriendly and help your laundry dry faster, it also acts as a natural Fabric Softener and helps reduce static.  Angie’s Alpacas sell this great product.  To reach Angie Alpacas see the link below, you also can go to her facebook page, Angie’s Alpacas.

Angiez65@hotmail.com or 978-729-7180

Ron Schrank joins Fly Amero this evening 7pm @ The Rhumb Line 10.23.2019

 

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, October 23… 7pm start
My Musical Guest: RON SCHRANK!

 

The very popular Ron Schrank, with his mellow voice and
eclectic song selection joins us this week at the Rhumb Line.
Sit back and get comfy. It’s gonna be a lovely evening. We
start at 7. ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……features Morgan Forsythe! Dishes are better than ever before!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Upcoming…
10/30 Inge Berge

11/6 Julie Dougherty

11/13 John Rockwell Hosts

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Last regular season HOME game tonight! Be there #NewBalance #NewellStadium #GloucesterMA #GHSFishermen ⚽

See you at 6:30PM!

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ON Monday, boys varsity soccer beat Swampscott and they qualified for the 2019 tournament. There are three games remaining in regular season play:

  1. tonight Wednesday October 23, 6:30PM (JV 4:30PM) HOME vs. Danvers
  2. Friday October 25, 4:00PM (JV 4:00PM) AWAY vs. Beverly
  3. Monday October 28, 7:30PM (JV 6:00PM) AWAY vs. Malden

Gloucester Biotechnology Academy Open House Tomorrow 3pm-6pm

There are now two graduates of this program on staff in my lab at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  This program works.

I especially like the quote of a trainee,

“It’s just exciting. You want to come in every day and see what you’re going to do next or look at the results”

If you graduated from high school and college for some reason is not in the cards right now and you are not all that excited about your current job, try science out.

Purely Good in our Neighborhood Street Fair

Beverly’s Kim Gregory Pure Pastry (the creator of some of the most decadent and delicious treats you could ever taste) is hosting a wonderfully local street fair this Saturday.  While the family friendly event is free, they are excited to raise money for both Sweet Paws Rescue and Windrush Farm.  Information about both amazing organizations can be found at the links below.  Several fantastic vendors, artisans, and farmers will be showcasing their goods….available for purchase.  There will also be live music.

Do you love your North Shore Neighborhood? We sure do!!!! We feel so blessed to live in an area that gifts us with great New England foods, music, art, devoted community members…. Let’s celebrate all this pure goodness together!!!!

Come join us at our Purely Good in Our Neighborhood event on Sunday, October 27th from 2p to 5p. We’re hosting a celebration honoring our local neighbors, encouraging a purely good time in our Gateway Lane neighborhood. All the goodness of our local talented, kind, giving neighbors here, in the Beverly area, come together for an afternoon for you to enjoy local sweets, savory foods, live music & other entertainment, sustainable goods, local artisans, farmers and more!

BONUS * * This is a FREE family-friendly event. All local farmers, artisans & food vendors will be selling their goods. Cash, Debit or Credit Cards will be accepted.

This celebration supports Sweet Paws Essex, MA & Windrush Farm based in North Andover, MA. Donations appreciated; however, not required for attendees. Kim Gregory | Pure Pastry is hosting the non-profit “Purely Good in Our Neighborhood”. 100% of the donations go to these non-profit organizations. Please consider donating.

! ! RAIN DATE: November 3rd from 2p to 5p ! !

SEE EVENT FACEBOOK PAGE HERE

SEE KIM GREGORY PURE PASTRY WEBSITE HERE

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Breakfast at the Atlantis Oceanfront Cafe

We have heard how great breakfast is at the Atlantis Oceanfront Cafe so off we went. They were not wrong, it was wonderful. I had the frittata which featured asparagus, ricotta and mozzarella cheese. Jim had the Country Breakfast. Cafe closes for the season this Sunday October 27, so get yourself over there this week if you want to try it for yourself.

Restorative Yoga w/Acupuncture

Cape Ann Wellness

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC and Acupuncture Family Care Greta Williams Lic Acu are excited to announce a healing experience like no other.

The practices of acupuncture and restorative yoga are a fusion of the best healing gifts from two ancient Asian cultures. These modalities free up stagnant energies within the physical, emotional, and mental bodies. This process presents an opportunity to let go of the old and welcome the new. Studies have shown that healing is most effective when done in a nurturing group setting. In this workshop students will hold supported yogic postures for an extended period of time while receiving a an acupuncture treatment

The practices of acupuncture and yoga amplify each other’s benefits. This workshop is open to yogis of all levels and ages.

No yoga experience in necessary.
When: October 24
Where: Ayurveda Wellness Healing
Cost: $60

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Essex ClamFest – This Saturday!

Cape Ann Community

Join us for the 37th Annual Essex ClamFest from 11AM to 4PM in Shepard Memorial Park in Essex. The festival is free to attend and it is $10 to take part in the Clam Chowder Tasting Competition.

CLAM CHOWDER TASTING
from Noon – 2 PM (while supplies last)
$10 to Taste & vote for your favorite

2019 CLAM CHOWDER COMPETITORS

C.K. pearl
Ipswich Clambake
J.T. Farnhams
Lobsta Land Restaurant
Shea’s Riverside Restaurant & Bar
Village Restaurant
Woodman’s of Essex
Windward Grille

Although the highlight of the day is the Chowder Tasting Competition, there is a great variety of activities, including local vendor and maker booths, live entertainment and plenty of food vendors on-site! Rain Date: October 27

** NO PETS ALLOWED

PRESENTING PARTNER: BankGloucester
GOLD SPONSOR: First Ipswich Bank
SUPPORTING SPONSOR: Solar Five

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Also, National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day (from 10-1, outside the police/fire station), and that we will also…

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