Day: July 29, 2022
Holy Crap It’s Hot In Here! Energy Off The Charts At Castaways Fashion Show!!!!
Have-a-Heart (Tuna) — patmorss
This week Gloucester hosted the annual 2-day Bluefin Blowout tuna fishing competition. We saw a couple of boats come in and here are some photos of one of the larger fish, caught on F/V Lugnut. I need to learn more about onboard techniques for protecting the quality of the meat of these overheated high metabolism fish after a hard fight.
Livestreaming From Castaways Vintage Cafe Fashion Show!
Livestreaming from the Castaways Vintage Cafe Fashion Show. There will be NO AUDIO while copyrighted music is playing but we will try to keep up the commentary in the comment sections. Or come on down!
Warmth From Jackie Bennett
Thank you Bill Propowski
Rock formation in the back yard
The color of rocks in our yard before the drops of rain.
If you watched our live coverage of The Bluefin Blowout then you heard Captain Bobby Cavender Talk About Catching Fish and why you should charter his boat
Check out his Facebook page for info on how to charter his boat for a fishing trip!
Lunch at the Studio
Gloucester Smiles 9 1994
Gloucester Fire Department Offers Grilling and Outdoor Cooking Safety Tips
|Chief Eric Smith would like to remind Gloucester residents to practice safe grilling habits while cooking outdoors this season.|
|According to the U.S. Fire Administration, 57% of home grill fires occur from May to August, with July being the peak month. A leading cause of these grill fires is mechanical failures or malfunctions, such as leaks or breaks of containers or pipes.|
|To prevent fires from occurring, the Gloucester Fire Department would like to share the following safety tips provided by the U.S. Fire Administration and National Fire Protection Association:|
- Never leave your grill unattended while cooking.
- Patios, terraces, screened-in porches and courtyards are leading home locations for grill fires. Grills should always be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
- At the very least, grills should be kept at least three feet from siding, deck rails and eaves.
- Have a 3-foot safe zone around grills and campfires. Keep kids and pets away from the area.
- Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill. This will help prevent grease fires.
- Check the fire danger rating in your area to determine if weather, or other factors, make it dangerous to light a fire.
- Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.
- If you use a starter fluid, use only charcoal starter fluid. Never add charcoal fluid or any other flammable liquids to the fire.
- Keep charcoal fluid out of the reach of children and away from heat sources.
- There are also electric charcoal starters, which do not use fire. Be sure to use an extension cord for outdoor use.
- When you are finished grilling, let the coals completely cool before disposing of them in a metal container.
- Check the gas tank hose for leaks before using it for the first time each year. To check for a leak, apply a light soap and water solution to the hose. If there’s a propane leak the bubbles will be released.
- If your grill has a gas leak, by smell or the soapy bubble test, and there is no flame, turn off both the gas tank and the grill. If the leak stops, get the grill serviced by a professional before using it again. If the leak does not stop, call the fire department.
- If you smell gas while cooking, immediately get away from the grill and call the fire department.
- If the flame goes out, turn the grill and gas off and wait at least five minutes before re-lighting it.
|If you have any additional questions on fire safety or prevention, contact the Gloucester Fire Department at 978-325-5300.|
|As always, if you have an emergency, call 911.|
Bluefin Blowout with Friends
It is our first Bluefin Blowout, but it will definitely NOT be our last. So, I had to share some of it with you. But not so much the tuna, these are more about the friends also there enjoying the excitement of the event to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Some of the scenes from Wednesday:
I would One Thousand Percent Poop My Pants If A Whale Breached and Landed On My Boat While Feeding, You Gotta Watch This Video.
Celebrate SHARK WEEK at the Sawyer Free Library! Mark your calendar, Aug 6-11th!
Join the Sawyer Free Library’s Children’sServices for SHARK WEEK
A fun week full of Shark inspired programming!
For more information or to register for programs, SawyerFreeLibrary.org or call 978-325-5505.