GloucesterCast 285 With Patty Amaral and Judy Rose, Nichole Schrafft, Karen Piscke, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 6/24/18




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Topics Include:

Free Tickets To Cape Ann Community Cinema – Share this post on Facebook for a chance to win two free tickets to Cape Ann Community Cinema, The Cinema Listings are always stickied in the GMG Calendar at the top of the blog or you can click here to go directly to the website

Uhmmmmmm FIESTA!!!!!

Saint Peter’s Fiesta 2018 Schedule Here

Happy Birthday to Craig Kimberley

Boston Cannons 

Feather and Wedge Brunch

Nichole’s Family Stayed At Beauport

Blues Buffet Mile Marker Brunch

Music At The Beach Series In Rockport Mondays


Thanks Patty Amaral for the fresh eggs and Susan Lipsett for the donuts.

New office for

Zach Sears GM From Lat 43 Saved A Baby Seagull

Plover Updates

Manchester and Dogs On the Beach

Kim will be at Rockport Art Association Speaking To The  Rockport Garden Club Open To the Public July 9th


BUTT FIENDS litter rant and good eggs shout out Dan Leaman Landscaping


Cat Ryan submits-

Cigarette butts are right up there as the most common and yucky litter. Gloucester offers a quick ride right into our ocean waters. We were required to clean our sidewalk daily in front of our business or be fined.  Some smokers would flick one right in the midst of our dustpan and broom without missing a step.

Smoker trash is just an unfailing source of __________. You fill in the blank. There’s a big blind spot.

Business owners, employees, property owners, tenants: a lot of what we pick up downtown are piles of the same cigarette brand. Case in point:

Award for BUTT FIEND on Parsons goes to a proud Parliament smoker. Residents including kids are out here with gloves picking up your butts. We’re not talking the random passerby flick. We’re talking regular and routine breaks where you just sit there dropping.

Big shout out to Dan Leaman and Mike Carter today with Dan Leaman Landscaping. Thank you for coming back again to help with Parsons Street.

In life, look for the helpers. Donna Ardizzoni, Patty Amaral, and many volunteers  –See Donna’s post for this Saturday’s clean up

Clean City Initiative Earth Day Thank You’s


Patty Amaral Writes-

Hello Joe, First time posting on your site and I love it, thanks for all the great info you are getting out. If you could put these pictures up and my earth day thank you that would be great, thanks so much for all you do. Oh, the three women volunteers with the recycling sticker are cleaning Ferry Street, and the rain gear crew is cleaning Burnham’s field, thanks so much.  Patti Amaral Clean City Initiative  

Thank You

The Clean City Initiative would like to thank the die hard volunteers that came to our city- wide earth day cleanup at Stage Fort Park. It was not the ultimate weather out that day and to see all the hard workers that came to clean our city, well it was amazing. Special thanks goes out to Sharon Kishida from the DEP for her expertise in helping to coordinate getting the word out about our cleanup and the concert. From posters to recycling pins and more, Sharon got the job done.

Thanks to Chelsea Berry, Pete Lindberg, Jake Pardee, Charlee Bianchini and James Buhrendorf who put on a wonderful earth day concert for everyone at the Cape Ann Brew Pub. Louise Welch for designing the concert earth day posters for the concert and Hiltz Disposal for the recycling pins. The Beacon, Gloucester Daily Times, Good Morning Gloucester, Cape Ann T.V., Chamber of Commerce and Gloucester Maritime Center for advertising the event. The Willow Rest donated generously to the Food Pantry as we asked volunteers to bring fresh fruits and vegetables in honor of earth day.

Thanks go out to:

Barbara Anderson, Damon Cummings, Diane and Alex Sousa, Matt Sydlowski, Noah Ashe, Laura Frontiero, Bill Hellmuth, Jane Sweet, Charlie Shutt, Patricia Petel and Jonathan Cunanan who cleaned Stage Fort Park

John Steiger and volunteers (Smith Cove), Susan Frey (East Gloucester), Mary Weissblum (East Gloucester), Ed Collard (Main St.) Barry Moir (Western Ave), Jane Sweet and Joyce and Henry Beaudet ( Concord St.), Holly Tanguay, (Raffes Chasm), Kenny MacCarthy (Centennial and High School Parking Lot), The Marble Road Conservation area team are Brian Barry, Charlie Olson, Mila Barry, Willow Barry, Nicole Bosin, Lila Olson, Jason Grow, Matilda Grow, Maisie Grow, Jemimah Grow, Katie Doane ( Marsh between the railroad bridge and C.A Marina), Jerry Ackeman (Western Ave around Fresh Water Cove), Sandee Eaton, Deb McComiskey (Essex Ave.), Polly Hickey ( along Good Harbor Beach), Win Story, Darlene Story, Diane Story, Rebecca Dowd, Brandi and Liz Bennet, Jim Dowd, Healy and Teala Bailey cleaned Swinson’s Field, Celia Beauparlant and family ( Fort Square), Cindy Hendrickson (Boulevard), The Burnham’s field cleanup crew are John, Aria, Luke, and Ruby McElhenny, Jennifer Hale, Mary Lou Pascucci, Dianne Waff-Thomas, Emma Thomas and Emily Moore, Maureen Malloy (Good Harbor), Tyler Knight (Pavillion Beach), Laurel Tarantino (The Fort), Donna Ardizzoni (Raffes Chasm), The Ferry Street Gang are Cindy Caffasso, Barbara McCarthy, Peter Mckinnon, Linda Martin and Deb Sacco, Chelsea Barry and John Henry Berg ( Magnolia Beach), Goose Cove cleanup organized by Citizen Water Committee ( Watch 20) Joan Kimberly, Russell Hobbs, Melissa Hobbs, Sean Brennan, Jack, Melissa Mooradian, John Guptill, Ted Smith and Larry Durkin Wayne Williams (Niles Beach) and Nancy Sullivan (Atlantic Road to Good Harbor) and Rose LoPiccolo and the D.P.W. for supplying the yellow bags and picking them up.

Remember every day is earth day and we should respect our beautiful earth and city, there are many more wonderful volunteers that I know I have missed and I’d like to say thank you to you and all you do to help us to “Keep Our Home Port Clean”.

Patti Amaral

Clean City Initiative

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