GloucesterCast 373 With Chris McCarthy, Pat & Jimmy Dalpiaz, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped Live At 1623 Studios 1/7/20

GloucesterCast 373 With Chris McCarthy, Pat & Jimmy Dalpiaz, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped Live At 1623 Studios 1/7/20


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Topics Include:
Podcast Schedule
Polar Plunge Recap (It was cold)
Patriots are mercifully done
Carnival Cruise Pool Looked Like A Big Floating Virus
Kudos To Vision Depot On Railroad Ave
Renting an RV For Nephew BJ’s Graduation In Syracuse
Driving to festivals in an RV has been a bucket list thing for Joey.
Proud of my daughter Eloise working at The Village
Topside Grill Has Trivia on Wednesday Nights
Freeport Downeaster sounds like a fun day and there are $15 Fares January with 3 day advance purchase
Dinosaur on the highway
Seafood Rankings
Jury Duty Dismissed vs Cancelled- How Jury’s get Summonsed 
Sexy Peloton Instructors
Christmas Tree Pickup
Cape Ann Wildlife Update
Boy Scout Troop 20 Christmas tree pickup Saturday Jan 11 from 8 Am – 2 PM for $5 donation. Tree must be placed outside cleared or ornaments etc. Call 978-309-9501 with your name, phone number and address. Email
Duckworth Bistro Kitchen Renovation and Dining Room Remodel Taking Place
Chamber Ribbon Cutting Event At 1623 Studios January 16th After Hours Event After

Article from WHDH- “How Does Massachusetts Decide Who Gets Summoned For Jury Duty?”

How Does Massachusetts Decide Who Gets Summoned For Jury Duty ?

Maybe this scenario sounds familiar to you. You’ve been summoned for jury duty — like two or three times in the past few years. But your, say, spouse, sibling, coworker? Not a single summons. This happened to Pepperell resident Carrie Powanda-Croft, who reached out to the Curiosity Desk to ask why.

I’m curious about the process for being selected for jury duty. How does that work in Massachusetts? Why is it that some people seem to get called more often than others?

For answers, I went straight to the source: Pamela J. Wood, Jury Commissioner for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Wood and her 30-person team are responsible for keeping the state’s court system well-stocked with qualified, potential jurors. So, how do they pick ‘em?

Read on to view the entire article here


Our shores abound with wonderful wild creatures we more often see in wintertime, and species we can view better because the trees are bare. The duo of male American Wigeons are still here, as are the pair of Pipits. I watched yesterday afternoon as the Pipits flew away from the beach in unison, and then returned together about twenty minutes later to continue to forage in the seaweed and sand.

American Wigeons

American Pipits

It’s easier to catch a glimpse of a Downy Woodpecker pecking and a wasp nest in the tangle of thickets when viewed through naked limbs and branches.

The Harbor Seals are seen almost daily. One day last week 24 were present!

A sleepy-eyed female Common Eider was peacefully resting on the beach. I know she was okay because on our way back she slipped back into the surf.

Song Sparrow
Red-breasted Merganser

And that’s our Charlotte, my favorite wild one, and ever at the ready to go exploring. After we get dressed in the morning she chortles, “Now I’m ready for action Mimi.”

What to do with all your boxes, another reason why I like to shop locally.

We always shop locally most of the time but with our company Circle Consulting Group sometimes we have to order from Amazon for computer parts such as hard drives, certain cables, etc.  so we have many Amazon Boxes.  Here is something you can do to dispose of them properly.

Wildlife Sighting You Won’t Believe

HaHa! Not sure why this story from the BBC resonates…..I’m imagining triceratops trying to navigate the rotary…….


Chris Hollingshead Photo

Here’s the link for the full story:   Thanks to my friend Kristin for sharing this!! Great photo Chris Hollingshead..I’d love to capture this kind of wildlife sighting.

Rockport Middle School Serious Physical Assault


Good Morning this is Robert Liebow Superintendent of Schools. I am calling today to inform you that there was a serious physical assault in the middle school hallway this morning before school started which involved two middle school students. One student has been transfered to the hospital and the other student is in police custody at this time. Rockport police are here at the school and have determined that it is safe to continue with school today. They will be here throughout the day today. Of course as parents you have the right to dismiss your students as you see fit. I will contact you again later today as more details become available.

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Has Anyone Taken The Amtrak Downeaster from Boston/Woburn To Freeport Maine?

Right now they have $15 One Way Fares with 3 day advance purchase any points between Boston and Freeport.  Sounds like a fun day!


From the site:

Take the train in January and pay just $15 one-way for travel from Brunswick to Boston or points in-between. This promotion is valid on ALL Downeaster trains. To use this discount, tickets must be purchased at least three days in advance of travel. Click “Buy Tickets”, select “Adult”, and enter promo code v623.


This discount is not valid for travel in business class.

Here’s a sample schedule for this Wednesday-





The chat part where you can write in questions while we’re taping is at WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/JOEYGMG

Join the chat, we have lots of fun!

Real Estate Guide for Gloucester and Rockport

Cape Ann Home

If you’re wondering which Gloucester and Rockport homes and condos are for sale right now, this is an easy way to find out. In the Cape Ann Waterfront Guide, you’ll receive up-to-the-minute information on pricing, size, bedrooms and “the market”, all via email.

Click here and tell us where to send your free report.

Kenny MacCarthy / Bob and Sue McDermott / Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo: Rockport Harbor and Motif #1 from Atlantic Ave., Rockport MA by Kenny MacCarthy

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