Coming home from work and driving along East Main Street Monday afternoon, the east side was bright and sunny while a ghostly blanket of fog shrouded the far side of the harbor.
CAPE ANN VERNAL POND TEAM UPDATE
Rick Roth writes:
“Nice time at the Farmer’s Market on Thursday. Great weather, great crowd. Thanks to volunteers Colleen Anderson and John Gallagher. And thanks to the crew from Art Haven, Amelia, Avery and Natalie, for leading the Kid’s activity.
Saturday was the Petco Reptile Rally. Nathan Dubrow was there with his green tree python. I had a few snakes there and it was a fun event. Thanks to the Petco people who helped us out: Amanda, Acacia, Zac and Caroline.
Saturday July 26, 2014 Time 10am
Snakes of New England and the World- 1 hour live animal presentation.
Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Ave., Gloucester MA
Saturday August 2, 9am-5pm
Book Fair at the Manchester Public Library
We’ll be there all day with a bunch of snakes and I believe that someone is going to lead a Kid’s activity.
Friday and Saturday August 8-9 9am-5pm
Gloucester Sidwalk Bazaar, Main Street in front of the Sargent House, near Bananas, where we’ve been for several years.
Bunch of snakes.
So… we really need lots of volunteers for the next three weeks. Remember, even if you can do an hour or two, it will give someone a lunch break or something. These events are great exposure for us, so please get in touch and let me know that you want to help out. Those of you that have been around for a while know that I can really pester people about volunteering to the point where they wish they were never born. Don’t let this happen to you. Volunteer.
Meanwhile… this really cool vernal pond thing is about to take place, likely in the next week or two. The emergence of newly metamorphosed wood frogs. They look just like the adults except tiny. Like 1/2 inch. We’ll be doing a daytime field trip to see these guys soon. Nick Taormina is scouting the pond to see just when they start hopping. Keep watching your CAVPT emails for final details on this exciting outing. And don’t forget to volunteer.
CAPE ANN COMMUNITY CINEMA
Last push for this Friday’s Giggles Glosta Comedy Show Featuring Artie Januario, Ira Proctor, and Graig Murphy.
CAPE ANN COMMUNITY CINEMA
Join us for the next GIGGLES GLOSTA comedy night on Friday, July 25 at 8:00pm!
Host Graig Murphy performs with a pair of nationally known comedy stars – Artie Januario and Ira Proctor. Known as the “funniest pharmacist”, Januario is one of the most well known and respected comedians in the area who makes any show a resounding success. Proctor has taken his comedy show across the states and overseas receiving rave reviews. Host Graig Murphy is one of Boston’s Up and Coming performers.
Tickets for these shows are $25 general admission, $22.50 for Cinema Members. Advance tickets are preferred.
photo caption: Giggles Glosta’s Comedy Show featuring Graig Murphy, Ira Proctor, and Artie Januario, Friday, July 25 @ 7:30pm
Blue Nose Pit Bulls were known as nanny dogs.
First, there’s Mr. Pete Henderson, a fine, water-cooled 50 caliber guitarist, to chase away your demons, then adding Mr. Joe Bargar, a relentless air hammer, on keys, and Ms. Kathy Berkley,drummbler, to chop some wood for ya. Of course,I’ll be on base. I haven’t had these cats up here for a long while, and I’m really quivering with anticipation. It’ll be great night! 8:30 to 11:30 at the Rummie.
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
Fresh Baked Haddock, $12.95!
Wednesday, July 23th
Special Guest: JULIE DOUGHERTY!!
Julie Dougherty has recently released her third CD, The Sweet
Unraveling. This disc begins yet another chapter in a full and
rewarding career of writing and performing as one of the finest
divas in New England’s substantial folk/pop arena. With over 30
years as a career singer-songwriter, Julie has well established
herself as a respected and loved performer in the region’s folk
scene. In addition, Julie has enjoyed extensive forays into the
music scenes of Nashville, Texas, and Los Angeles. Read more
on her website… http://www.juliedougherty.net/
Woody Woodward accompanies Julie this week, and is a veteran working bassist
with 30+ years on stage and in the studio. Beyond his extensive work with Julie,
Woody has performed and recorded with a long list of artists including The Shaw
Brothers, Tommy Makeem, Conspiracy, Triad, Cutts Road, The Fabulous
Clams and others. Woody performed in the studio band for the TV series
“Songwriters In The Round”, backing artists such as Chris Smithers, Noel Paul
Stookey, Al Kooper and many others. Woody has performed around the US,
Canada, Japan, and Hong Kong.
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Fresh Baked Haddock, $12.95!
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
…to seeing you there! 🙂 ~ Fly
Why is a grown man sliding down the slide of the new “tot” play structure? It’s project manager Steve Winslow with this week’s video update on the renovation of Burnham’s Field in Gloucester, Mass. Interview by John McElhenny of the Friends of Burnham’s Field. http://www.burnhamsfield.org
Yesterday, during a miraculous 30 minute session of sitting still at the beach, I fired off this short little post about Beach Pros and Cons….as I was contemplating which beach is “best” for my boys (ummm….and me).
So, today, I invite you to participate in this little summer poll
Please comment with additional answers if you’d like as it is impossible to adequately include all kinds of beach experiences!
The First Look at the
Japanese Poop Museum
I hope they
have an online store. I’d love to get me one of those hats.
Blueberry Cake Cookies
Last week I received a phone call from friends that were on their way to the Gloucester area, for the day and were planning to stop by for a quick visit. Excited for their arrival, I went straight to the panty to see what sweet confection I had to serve with Iced coffee. Remembering how fast and delicious the PB&J cookies recipe using a boxed cake mix is, ( PB&J a recipe I posted a few months back using boxed cake mix), I decide to get creative with a boxed white cake mix and a small container of fresh blueberries I had on hand. With fingers crossed and company expected to walk through he door in a few hours, I successfully created this yummy Blueberry Cake Cookie in less then and hour. I’m looking forward to trying it with fresh raspberries next time!
Fore Step-by-Step recipe details and photos click see more
The question was posed-
Dr Bakland can you give us some professional input on the taking Floride out of the drinking water debate?
I don’t know the first thing about it but lately I’ve been getting a ton of press releases on it.
Much like the “don’t get your kid vaccinated” push I don’t want to put out a bunch of statistics put together by pseudo scientists.
Can you shed some fact based light on the issue before it comes in front of the City Council?
Update: Dr Bakland’s Office Assistant Angela just called to tell me the Good Doctor is out of the office currently but she will relay the message
Update #2 The good Doctor has spoken.
I said I’d wait to hear from someone I knew and trusted that had a ton of experience in first hand dentistry to hear what they had to say on the Flouride in water issue. Dr Leif Bakland is my guy. If you know Dr Bakland then you know he doesn’t have any hidden agenda other than to put his patient care first. I value his opinion and he gave it-
Submitted on 2014/07/21 at 10:43 pm
Hi Joey, evidently, fluoride is a hot topic. I will say that I am definitely for fluoridated water supply. It’s safe and effective. I’ve been in practice for over 30 years and have treated families from fluoridated and non fluoridated communities, there Is a difference!
There you have it. I have a feeling it doesn’t matter to those who already had their minds made up but I’m going with the local guy without an agenda and with over 30 years first hand experience.
Harbor Cove Dental, where all the cool kids get their teeth taken care of.
July 23, 2014
By James Niedzinski Staff Writer
Gloucester’s public health leaders support the continued addition of fluoride to the city’s drinking water, but a local anti-fluoridation group is trying to have the mineral removed.
The debate surfaced earlier in Rockport, where voters at an upcoming Town Meeting will decide whether to put a fluoride question on a ballot for the next local election.
The issue was raised by the Cape Ann Fluoride Action Network, a group that is trying to remove fluoride from the city’s water, as well.
“Our mission is to educate the public on the dangers of fluoride and petition the city to remove fluoride from the drinking water,” said Tracey Chiancola, member of the action network and a Gloucester resident.
She said sodium fluoride first surfaced as a byproduct of the aluminum industry in the 1940s and 1950s.
“I became concerned we’re drinking this substance that’s toxic,” she said. From there, she reached out to doctors, dentists and members of various institutes. She said some problems caused by sodium fluoride include learning disabilities and brain development. She also said a majority of Europe has unfluoridated water, with similar rates in tooth decay.
In response, however — and in an effort to better educate the public about their view — Dr. Richard Sagall, who chairs the city’s Board of Health and Noreen Burke, Gloucester’s public health director say the benefits of fluoride are clear.
For the entire article at the Gloucester Daily Times website click here
Click for video with Cape Ann Museum Director Ronda Faloon-
Cat Ryan writes-
RE-OPENING THE CAPE ANN MUSEUM with Director RONDA FALOON
Part 2 of 3: illuminating the world’s largest collection of America’s master luminist Fitz Henry Lane
In part 2 of touring the Cape Ann Museum, Director Ronda Faloon shares some of the NEW as we follow along with her. GET READY TO SEE THINGS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE.
The Cape Ann Museum’s focus on art and artists is everywhere.
The dramatically redesigned welcome area and exhibition galleries enhance access and connections. There are new windows bringing the outside in. New amenities (welcome desk! coat room! lockers! bathroom!) on the ground floor orient and encourage us to get ready to take a breath, stop and look.
Hundreds of legacy pottery shards with transferred text from the museum’s archives are tucked along four new walls in Diane KW’s new installation, At World’s End- The Story of a Shipwreck.
When the Cape Ann Museum re-opens in August, the world’s largest repository of Gloucester’s very own Fitz Henry Lane collection will be 10x brighter thanks to new installation and lighting design. There’s more to Lane still to be revealed. Thanks to higher resolution images and powerful new media, the museum is producing a state of the art catalogue raissone and research tool, The Complete Works of Fitz Henry Lane, that will glow with close ups, archives, artifacts and stories. Nothing though can take the place of standing close and viewing these beauties in person. As Joey insists, “You have to come see these!”
It’s a GMG mission to make sure everyone understands how amazing this museum is and how fortunate it’s here in Gloucester.
SAVE THE DATES
August 19- Museum reopens to the public
Cape Ann Museum website: www.capeannmuseum.org
If you’re in the Real Estate Game and not watching Kenny MacCarthy’s Cape Ann MarketWATCH you’re just plain loco.
Call Kenny for all your real estate needs buying or selling, he’s the man- 978-758-0983
Nobody is using technology to bring you this kind of analysis like Kenny does and that is my kinda Real Estate agent.
July 18, 2014
75 and comfortable
This week, we’re talking about:
- Comparison of inventory: April vs. Now
- 8 homes in Rockport, Gloucester and Manchester