Community Photos 9/27/13

Anthony Marks Submits-

Baby On Board, photos from Anthony Marks

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Teegan and her mother loved sailing on the Ardelle.


Curtis Sarkin Submits-

We currently have a rare calico lobster on display in our Aquarium.  Due to the black and orange coloration, we’ve nicknamed her “the Halloween lobster”. 

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Fish on Fridays

The Fish on Fridays series is a collaboration between Gloucester photographers Kathy Chapman and Marty Luster. Look for various aspects of Gloucester’s centuries-old fishing industry highlighted here on Fridays.

Kathy and Marty continue this week with their interest in shellfish and a look at scallops harvested in waters off Cape Cod and sold at Intershell to local restaurants in Gloucester. Nico from Short and Main demonstrates preparing his Live Scallop Crudo. http://shortandmain.com

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Photos © Kathy Chapman and Marty Luster 2013
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Video © Kathy Chapman 2013

Big Rubber Duck in Pittsburgh!

Live blogging of the Rubber Duck in Pittsburgh! The Pirates and the Reds are fighting it out this weekend for home field advantage. Pirates win and the Rubber Duck will be outside the stadium on Tuesday looking in watching the NL wild card game since she is 54 feet tall!

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Visiting Liv in Brooklyn: Roberta’s and the Doughnut Plant

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Here we are at Roberta’s in Brooklyn. The exterior looks very nondescript but what welcomes upon entering is a warm, vibrant interior.

Roberta’s is a high energy establishment with fabulous food and fabulous service. The lively, yet cozy, restaurant is always packed to the brim with an eclectic crowd–young people on dates, groups of  friends, families–with a line down the street, even in the dead of winter, and on week nights!

The key to Roberta’s success is not only their out-of-this-world delicious pizza, appetizers, seafood, salads, and veggies, but equally as important to their success is their ultra efficient and friendly wait staff, and super accommodating house policies towards the customer. Unlike one of the newer restaurants on Cape Ann, which absolutely will not allow any add-ons to their limited pizza menu (they want only to serve it as only they deem acceptable, and I say, come on–it’s pizza), Roberta’s has a complete menu of pizza toppings! Roberta’s menu is not terribly extensive (nor pricey), but because their’s is a select range of entrees, pizzas, and first courses, you don’t feel the menu is limiting. The produce is farm fresh (much is grown in Roberta’s garden), and the seafood sweet, melting in your mouth as only super fresh seafood does.

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As you can see from Roberta’s menu posted above, it is not vast, but neither is the menu restricted to 5 or 6 pizzas. 

Next stop is Liv’s favorite doughnut shop, The Doughnut Plant, which is well worth getting off the subway on the way to your destination, walking many blocks, stopping at the Plant for amazing doughnuts, and then walking back the same many blocks to hop back on the subway and resume your day.

VIDEO: Sawyer Free Library Art Auction Preview

Lisa Smith sent us this nice video by Cape Ann TV’s Becky Tober featuring Carol Gray with a preview of the art in this year’s Sawyer Free Library Art Auction on Wednesday, October 2 beginning at at 6pm with a preview party, entertainment and refreshments.

Gloucester Mayoral Debate Tuesday October 8 At The Elks

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Cape Ann Chamber Presents

Gloucester Mayoral Candidates Debate

The Elks at Bass Rocks

101 Atlantic Road, Gloucester

Tuesday, October 8

7:30 to 9:00 am 

On Tuesday, October 8, the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will host a Gloucester Mayoral Candidates Debate between the two candidates whose names will appear on the November 5 Gloucester municipal elections ballot, incumbent Mayor Carolyn Kirk and challenger Mac Bell.

The debate will be held at the Elks at Bass Rocks, located at 101 Atlantic Road in Gloucester from 7:30 to 9:00 am. This event will be open to Chamber members and the general public.

A limited number of tickets are available for $35 in advance or $40 week/day of for Members and $50 for Future Members. Fee includes a continental breakfast and attendance for the debate. Check-In, breakfast and networking will be held from 7:30 to 8:00 am and the debate will follow from 8:00 to 9:00 am.

Questions will be posed by a panel of Cape Ann journalists. If you have questions that you would like considered for the candidates, please submit them to peter@capeannchamber.com.

Pre-registration is highly recommended as this event will fill up quickly. To make a reservation online please visit www.capeannchamber.com

or call 978-283-1601. 

Carolyn A. Kirk, Mayor, City of Gloucester, Massachusetts

Carolyn A. Kirk is the first woman popularly elected as Mayor of the City of Gloucester. Mayor Kirk is currently serving her third two year term.  Prior to being elected Mayor, Mayor Kirk served two terms on the Gloucester School Committee. Mayor Kirk came into office during turbulent times in the city.  During her initial mayoral campaign, she emphasized the need for reforms, regaining fiscal control, and her professional management experience in the corporate sector.

With the City’s finances stabilized, and significant infrastructure investments made, Mayor Kirk is now focused on improving the quality of life for all residents, economic development and long-term capital planning for the city’s elementary schools. 

Mayor Kirk’s professional career spans over 20 years. She is a long-time management consultant, specializing in the field of customer relationship management (CRM), with industry expertise in financial services. Career highlights include employment by Fleet Financial Group in the early 90’s and by IBM Global Services as an Executive Consultant in the late 90’s. Mayor Kirk’s clients have included many of the Top 20 banks in the US, along with Fortune 500 companies. 

Mayor Kirk also started her own successful consulting practice which afforded her the flexibility to spend more time with her family, and launch her political career. She and her husband Bill Kirk have two children, Sam, 16 and Baylee, 13. Both are enrolled in Gloucester Public Schools. 

A graduate of the Boston College class of 1984, Mayor Kirk was born and raised in Clinton, NY and moved to Massachusetts to attend college. She moved to Gloucester in 1988, and was drawn to the diversity and beauty of the city.  

Mac Bell, Candidate for Mayor of Gloucester

Mac Bell, a life-long resident of Gloucester, is a well-known and successful real estate developer whose projects include the Gloucester Mill, Downtown Plaza, the Pathways expansion development on Emerson Avenue, and 33 and 44 Commercial Street. In 1973, Bell was elected to the Gloucester City Council and served two terms as the youngest city councilor ever elected. He also ran a retail operation called The Glass Sail Boat that he financed in its fledgling years by working as a union laborer and a commercial fisherman. The Glass Sailboat was a downtown fixture for 31 years providing services, products, and employment opportunities. Over the years Bell’s retail and commercial real estate ventures have provided hundreds of jobs to local residents.

In 2011, Bell contracted with Endicott College to bring day and evening Associate and Bachelor degree programs with flexible scheduling and small class sizes to support the needs of students in Gloucester and the greater Cape Ann area. The following year, 2012, Orange Leaf Yogurt was brought in to sweeten up Main Street Plaza. Bell has focused on the beautification of his beloved Gloucester and takes pride in being a champion of tree planting, anti-litter, and sustainability initiatives in the city.

Mac Bell has five children: Pip, Winnie, Timba, Sylvie, and Joe who are the 5th generation of Bell’s to have grown up in Gloucester. 

Cupcake? Oh Yeah Cupcake!

On a recent visit to the Liquor Locker in Gloucester, I parked next to this crazy truck. Inside, at 11am, there was a wine tasting. So I taste and talk to the young woman and man serving. They work for Cupcake Vinyards, and travel around the USA in the Cupcake truck promoting their wines. It turns out that Ilisa Cohen and Matt Peaslee are partners, and have a dream job, on the company dime.
On a recent visit to the Liquor Locker in Gloucester, I parked next to this crazy truck with a QR code. Inside, at 11am, there was a wine tasting. So I taste and talk to the young woman and young man serving. They work for Cupcake Vinyards, and travel around the USA in the Cupcake truck promoting their wines. It turns out that Ilisa Cohen and Matt Peaslee are partners, and have a dream job, on the company dime.
What? Tour the country in a truck filled with wine, all expenses paid? And with your sweetie? Only in America! I love this idea, and it really makes me want to buy Cupcake wine.
What? Tour the country in a truck filled with wine, all expenses paid? And with your sweetie? Only in America! I love this idea, and it really makes me want to buy Cupcake wine. Why didn’t Jack Kerouac think of this? I call this “On the Road” in high style.
OK, I'll honk and honk. Nice young people. I love cupcake and I'm gonna get me some... http://www.cupcakevineyards.com/
OK, I’ll honk and honk. Nice young people. I love cupcake and I’m gonna get me some… http://www.cupcakevineyards.com/

Chickity Check It!- WORKING ON THE WATER By John Grossmann A visit with New Jersey’s commercial fishermen

Photography b long time GMG FOB Kevin Henry

WORKING ON THE WATER

By John Grossmann

A visit with New Jersey’s commercial fishermen

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