Monthly Archives: February 2011


It’s Official- The GloucesterCast Podcast Has Been Picked Up By iTunes


So for any of you folks that would like to listen on your way to work on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, you can now subscribe to the Gloucestercast on iTunes

Of course you can always  save the podcast audio files by right clicking on the podcast icon and saving the mp3 file for listening on your computer as well (it doesn’t cost a thing I swear).

Give it a try

Right click with your mouse on this icon-


Once you right click on the icon select the option “save link as”

Next select the folder where you would like to save it. Suggestions- your desktop or your music folder.  Remember where you saved it. 

Then you should have it saved to your computer’s hard drive for listening whenever.

Neshama Carlebach To Play The Liu

Good morning Joey,

Your website is fantastic!  And easy to get around on.  I have only been here around 47 years so far, served on the Gloucester City Council back in the 70’s,

etc.  My name is Willy Greenbaum. 

I am hoping you can post this music announcement.  The Jewish Temple that burned down on Middle Street when the Lorraine Apartments burned, in late 2007 is putting up a new building and to celebrate the construction the Temple is sponsoring an ecumenical concert on March 12 at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport.  It stars a nationally know Jewish female singer, Neshama Carlebach, her band, and members of the Green Pastures Baptist Choir from New York.

Should be a great night of music.  Here is an announcement for it, with a photo of Neshama. 

her website:



Community Event Announcement: Neshama Carlebach Concert – March 12 in


Temple Ahavat Achim in Gloucester is celebrating construction of its new building with a March 12 ecumenical concert starring Neshama Carlebach and members of the Green Pastures Baptist Choir of New York. The Temple’s historic synagogue was destroyed by fire in December 2007.

The concert will be at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, Mass. It will begin at 8 and is open to the general public. Sponsor tickets, including preferred seating and a reception with Neshama Carlebach are $100. Regular tickets are $50.

For more information or tickets go to or phone 978-546 –7391.

Neshama Carlebach, daughter of the famous “singing rabbi”, Shlomo Carlebach, is one of the superstars of contemporary Jewish music, but unlike her father, her repertoire goes well beyond Jewish music and Jewish audiences.

Rebecca Reynolds Seal Pics

Hey, Joey!
Thought you and our neighbors might be interested in pictures of a seal that came to Montgomery’s Cove to bask in the sun today.
I’d never witnessed this before, but David Montgomery said that they’ve been here in the past, lying around on the ice for hours.
It was incredible to watch this seal move across the ice – it didn’t seem to expend any more energy than absolutely necessary.
Does anyone know this seal and does this one have a name already?




Did You Know (Bananas)

Bananas vintage thrift shop, main street, Gloucester

Spring is in the air.  If you’re tired of the drab winter colors and want to switch to something bright, colorful and springy without having to unpack your warm weather things, stop in to Bananas at 78 Main Street, Gloucester.  I love thrift shops, and Bananas is really eclectic and fun, with great prices and a huge selection of clothing, funky jewelry, shoes, feather boas (a must have), hats and more.  Even if you’re not in the market to buy, or don’t wear second hand (heaven forbid), stop in just for the experience; it will make you smile.

E.J. Lefavour

Our Lady of Good Voyage – Then and Now

Vintage postcards acquired at Antique Store on Main Street Gloucester, ower – David Cox.

The original building burned down in 1912, and the current church was built in 1914.

Postcards show the original church and the rebuilt one prior to 1922, the photo shows current view of the church.

Our Lady of Good Voyage Information Link

West Parish Elementary School Cruising for Education Auction Saturday, March 26, 2011

West Parish Elementary School

Cruising for Education Auctionimage

Saturday, March 26, 2011 Cruiseport Gloucester

Silent auction 6pm-8pm

Live auction to follow

You are cordially invited to attend the long-awaited West Parish Spring Auction “Cruising For Education” at Cruiseport Gloucester on Saturday March 26th at 6 PM!
Please join us for an evening of good cheer and a chance to win outstanding items and services that have been generously donated by parents and local businesses to SUPPORT EDUCATION FOR OUR CHILDREN AT WEST PARISH!
Celebrate with your West Parish Friends and Neighbors as you are able to bid on spectacular items such as ski lift tickets, Disney Hopper Passes, Handmade Jewelry, Tickets to Boston Sports Events, Summer Family Getaways, Student Art Projects, and so much more!
Spread the word to family, friends, and coworkers about our festive evening!  Please remember that this is the MAJOR WEST PARISH PTO fundraiser that will fund the PTO budget for the next year.  Your attendance is so important!
The evening will include a cash bar, music, a raffle for an iPad, appetizer buffets at the various Ports of Call, a silent and live auction, and local celebrity guest auctioneers Bruce Tarr and Rick Doucette!

Purchase your “Early Bird” tickets NOW through March 18

$15 per person/$25 per couple ($20 p.p. the door)

All tickets will be held at the door on the evening of the auction.
Preview our items online in March at
Make a donation now at
Email inquiries to or call 978-281-9835.

To purchase tickets:

E-mail with:

Names of all persons attending, Address, Telephone and Email and mail check made payable to West Parish PTO, “Auction Tickets” in the memo line to:

West Parish School, c/o Auction Committee, 10 Concord Street, Gloucester, MA 01930.   


Mail above information with a check to West Parish School, c/o Auction Committee, 10 Concord Street, Gloucester, MA 01930.

Things To Do- The Wish Ball March 12th


Danvers, Mass. (February X, 2011) – Of the nearly 24 million Americans that have diabetes,  as many as 3 million Americans have type I diabetes, which usually strikes children and young adults. In fact, a staggering 40 children every day are diagnosed with the disease.  Wylinn’s Wish for a Cure is hoping to reduce these numbers by raising funds at the Wish Ball, an evening of dinner and dancing, to be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers, Massachusetts.
Wylinn’s Wish for a Cure was founded by Terry Palmisano of Gloucester as a way to help find a cure in honor of her granddaughter Wylinn who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2008, just before turning four years-old.  Palmisano, encouraged by her team’s fundraising success at a Walk to Cure Diabetes event in Boston, came up with the idea of selling special “Wylinn’s Wish for a Cure” grocery/tote bags at local stores, including Goodies Ice Cream in Danvers, owned by her son and daughter-in-law, Wylinn’s parents, John and Stefani Palmisano.  In addition to raising money, the bags also serve an educational purpose as tucked inside each one is a Type 1 Diabetes Symptoms Sheet.
Feeling that more was needed to raise awareness and fund the research needed to find a cure, Linda Flaherty of Danvers, a friend of Terry’s, decided they could do more.  “Everyone has been touched by diabetes and we really wanted to do something about it,” said Terry Palmisano.  Encouraged by the support of colleagues and friends, now known as the Friends of Wylinn’s Wish for a Cure, they decided that they could increase awareness, raise the most money, and brighten an otherwise dreary month by hosting a gala event.
The Wish Ball, an elegant, “Black Tie Optional” gala, sponsored by the Friends of Wylinn’s Wish for a Cure will be held at the Danversport Yacht Club on Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 6:00pm – midnight.  World class entertainment to be provided by the World Premier Band.  Tickets are $75 each.  Proceeds will support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the leader in diabetes research worldwide  and consistently ranked among the best-managed charitable organizations.
In addition to ticket sales, organizers are looking for sponsors for the event as well as donations of raffle items.  Ads are also available in the Wish Ball program book.  To purchase tickets or make a donation, please contact Linda Flaherty at (978) 808-5233 or

The Dish Does Passports


Those sexy Ho’s are at it again up in G-Town.

Read the entire write up on Passports here

Passports Takes Armchair Travel to New Heights

It’s another frigid night on the North Shore, and you’re in the depths of the winter doldrums. You’re contemplating grabbing your suitcase and wait listing yourself on the first flight south.

Not a bad idea, but we’ve got an easier solution for you: head for Passports where warm popovers, a convivial atmosphere, and a creative menu will cheer you up in no time.

We had a great meal last weekend at this popular Gloucester spot. There were tons of hot and cold tapas to choose from, followed by entrees that were far from run of the mill, and everything was extremely reasonable.

iPhone Panorama


Cait (#1 grandkid) and I walked the dog on Good Harbor yesterday. The tide was extremely high and we couldn’t get over the bridge, so we parked on the Brier Neck side.  Beautiful day for the beach! Cait took this photo with the 360Panorama app. Pretty cool!

And here’s one that I took:

The GloucesterCast Podcast Episode 3

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  • Joey Ciaramitaro – creator of Good Morning Gloucester and co-owner of Gloucester MA Captain Joe and Sons lobster company
  • Kenny MacCarthy – creator of The Cut Bridge and Gloucester MA real estate agent guru

Joey and Kenny discuss Gloucester / Cape Ann:

  • Gloucestercast statistics from episode 1 and 2
  • Joey’s Estrogen Filled Trip To NYC
  • Valentines Day and The Clampon
  • GMG/ Farm Bar and Grill DTF Burger Challenge February 24th
  • Dangerous Dick
  • Kenny’s Local Real Estate Segment
  • i4c2 and Birdseye
  • Kenny’s Vegetable powered Volvo
  • Upcoming Events

Joey’s Twitter Username @Joey_C

Kenny’s Twitter Username @glosta

Kenny’s Facebook Page

Episode 3 link mentions:

Art Haven February Vacation Programs February 21-25
Sista Felicia and Roselle From Glazed Will Be Teaming Up For A Fun Springtime Basket Project
Boston Derby Dames Calendar Shot At Captain Joe and Sons- December Available At The First Bout of The Season February 26th

Please write in with comments, podcast ideas or things you would like to hear about in the next Episode of The GloucesterCast.  We value your feedback.

Thanks from Joey and Kenny

GloucesterCast Podcast Archive Here

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