GloucesterCast 376 w/ Ken Reihl, Tony Sapienza, Kerry McKenna, Chris McCarthy, Connor McCarthy, Pat & Jimmy Dalpiaz, Kim Smith, and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 1/19/20

GloucesterCast 376 w/ Ken Reihl, Tony Sapienza, Kerry McKenna, Chris McCarthy, Connor McCarthy, Pat & Jimmy Dalpiaz, Kim Smith, and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 1/19/20


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Topics Include:

Beau likes Butts

Tommy Burns

Sunday Jazz Brunch Featuring Peter Fedele – Feather & Wedge

Pat got her heated vest and will never give it up….but don’t forget you need a battery!
Amazon Link For Heated Vest Here

Amazon Link For Heated Vest Batteries Here

Words that make you cringe


Does block this caller really work

Number of binge drinkers has decreased

Portside dinner in Danvers

Surge in spite seltzer

Here’s an inexpensive four way spinner carry-on suitcase with over 3000 five star reviews $45 on Amazon

Playboy Tortoise- boosts tortoise population from 12-2000
Joey and Kate still making money with solar.  Have $221 credit on National Grid Bill.  Info at this link
Dinner at Short and Main, with fantastic wood fire-cooked Cape Cod sea scallops and local Aprilla farm winter veggies. Sweetest bartender Bethany 🙂

Now serving at Short and Main: If you like an Aperol Spritz, you will LOVE Bethany’s Cappelletti Spritz!

Cape Ann Wildlife Update with juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron on our shores! Surf Scoters, Brandt Geese, Snowy and Short-eared Owls


Last night at Short and Main we had the best dinner of oven roasted Cape Cod Sea Scallops, warm farm fresh winter veggies, and the always superb Louis Prima pizza. Bethany, our friendly and knowledgeable bartender, asked if I would like to try Cappelletti instead of Aperol. I did try and absolutely LOVED it!!!

I found Cappelletti to be dryer and more richly flavorful than Aperol. Aperitivo Capelletti and Aperol are both red bitter liqueurs (aperitivos). Some red bitter liqueurs are spirit based and some are wine based. Cappelletti is categorized as gentian root infused aromatized wine. It’s difficult to find a list of ingredients because the recipes are closely guarded family secrets. Essentailly Cappelletti is made of wine, bitter gentian root, carmine (cochineal), alpine herbs, and spices. Carmine is obtained from grinding beetle shells into a fine powder and is what gives Cappelletti its distinct ruby red color. Carmine has been used for centuries to color food, clothing, cosmetics, and paint pigment.

Cappelletti may be the oldest classic red bitter liqueur in production. “The producer, which goes by the full name Antica Erboristeria Cappelletti, was first established in 1909. For most of their first century they were located in the historic Piazza Fiera in the center of Trento. Today they are located 20 km south of Trento in Aldeno, surrounded by vineyards and apple orchards. As the name would suggest, the firm was and is still today focused on products from traditional herbs, roots and flowers. They achieved fame in the region for their productions of amari and aperitivi, including the classic red bitter Aperitivo Cappelletti. All production is done in house by the fourth generation of the family, Luigi and Maddalena.”

Next time you are at Short and Main, say hi to Bethany and try a Cappelletti Spritz. You won’t be disappointed

Short and Main is located at the corner of Short Street and Main Street at 36 Main Street, Gloucester. During the winter months, they are open from Wednesday through Sunday.

Martin Luther King Birthday

About twenty 21 years ago, I was working at the graduate program at Wheelock College. We had a guest speaker coming in to talk to the students.  As I was making the plane and transportation reservations, looked  at her name her name was Professor Christine King Ferris.   As we talked on the phone she did tell me she was Martin Luther King, Jr. sister.  What an honor.  She was very kind and gave me a MLK calendar and a book and also signed the book.  I love the saying on the cover, A DAY ON… NOT A DAY OFF.

Martin Luther King Day 2020




The event will be held Monday, January 20, 2020 from 2-6 p.m. in the historic 1806 Gloucester Meetinghouse, on the green at the corner of Church and Middle Streets. The program will unveil extensive research by the Cape Ann Slavery and Abolition Trust (CASAT) that documents the role that the industry of slavery had on Cape Ann from the 1700s until the Civil War. Alvin Foster and his Soul Eclectic band will provide music. Byron Rushing, past president of the Boston Museum of African-American History, and a longtime state representative and civil rights leader will deliver the keynote address. A panel discussion with Q&A follows. The program concludes with a slide show and audio recording of Martin Luther King, Jr. and ringing the Paul Revere bell for freedom. The program is free – all are welcome.


The Cape Ann Slavery and Abolition Trust (CASAT) is a joint undertaking of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Rockport and the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church. CASAT’s research has documented a profoundly important topic often hidden from view. Their work has uncovered the stories of slave owners and traders and their vessels, as well as the stories of formerly enslaved people, local abolitionists, and clergy. In addition to the presentation on MLK Day, CASAT organizers and researchers will officially launch the online presence of their work on January 20.

Alvin Foster returns to Gloucester, performing for the second year in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration and has earned a loyal following of fans from his appearances in the Music on Meetinghouse Green Summer Series. He is a vocalist, music director, songwriter, and teacher, specializing in soul music from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Foster describes his approach to music as, “playing soul music underlying Black people’s courage to be happy and celebrate life, love, spirituality, and growth in the face of racism.”

Byron Rushing served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives for 36 years and represented the Ninth Suffolk District. He was a member of the House Committee on Rules and the Joint Committee on Rules for many years and a member of the House Committee on Ethics. He is well-known as a civil rights activist and was an original sponsor of the Massachusetts bill in support of gay rights. He served as President of the Museum of Afro-American History from 1972-1985 and was instrumental in the preservation of the country’s oldest African-American church building, Boston’s historic African-American Meetinghouse.

Panel Discussion and Q&A
Mr. Rushing joins Cape Ann Slavery and Abolition Trust researchers for a panel discussion with an opportunity for audience questions.

Martin Luther King in his own words
Concluding the MLK Day Celebration will be a slide show and audio recording of Martin Luther King, Jr. and ringing the Paul Revere bell for freedom.

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is dedicated to preserving the treasured Meetinghouse, built for the first Universalist Congregation in America and today, home of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, as a civic hub, entertainment venue, and community center. Each year, the GMF presents an Autumn-Winter-Spring series of concerts and events plus the much-anticipated Music on Meetinghouse Green free nine-week summer concert series. The preservation work to stabilize the Meetinghouse’s 110 foot bell tower to prevent water from entering the building and stop heat from escaping through the perimeter is currently underway. Once this Green Envelope Project is completed, the full renovation of the interior of this magnificent historic building may begin.

The Gloucester Meetinghouse is located at the corner of Church and Middle Streets. The accessible side entrance is at 10 Church Street. Weather permitting, event parking is available on the green and at parking lots nearby in the Historic District. For more information on this program and the full 2019-20 event schedule, please visit



GHS boys JV 10AM and Varsity 11:30AM basketball home games this morning! 🏀🏀

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January 19, 2020 GHS boys basketball home games tonight vs. Beverly

JV game at 10 AM | Varsity at 11:30

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Rusty and Ingrid Creative Company new #RockportMA digs on Bearskin Neck

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Rusty and Ingrid moved from Main Street to 8 Bearskin Neck Rockport, Mass. Winter Hours: Friday, Saturday, Saturday: 11am – 5pm. Or by appointment.

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Here’s an inexpensive carry-on suitcase with over 3000 five star reviews $45 on Amazon

Link to check it out-

Rockland Luggage Melbourne 20 Inch Expandable Carry On

We were talking about suitcases on the podcast and after doing a little research this seems like a great value especially after reading the reviews.

If you are traveling with anything but a four way spinner you’re an absolute idiot.  Four wheels in the corners give you the ability to put the bag down in line and just casually nudge it along as airport lines move along.  It’s the only way to go.