GloucesterCast 127 With Mike Costello, Kim Smith, Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro #GloucesterMA

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GloucesterCast 127 With Guests Mike Costello, Kim Smith, Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro

Topics Include: Shoutout To Earl and Arch for Our Intro Music, Lil Earls, Mike Costello, Kim Smith, Toby Pett, Gilligan, The Atlantics, Mike Costello’s Historic Retirement Party Speech When He Went Ballistic, Bruce Tobey, Waterfront Owners Harbor Planning Group, I4C2, Ramada Inn Project, Jeffrey Cohen, Fuller School, Cape Ann Symphony, Sam Park, Windover, Schooner Festival, Clam Festival, Waterfront Fest, Sidewalk Bazaar, Blackburn Industrial Park, Gortons, Regionalizing the Chamber of Commerce, Mike’s Perspective Of The Chamber Since His Retirement, Joey’s Perspective On the Importance Of The Chamber, Tax Classification, Snow Removal Downtown, Free Parking Tolls Downtown, Downtown Employees Taking Up Downtown Parking Spots, Would The YMCA Be A Great Spot For A Parking Garage?, New Downtown Group Doing Great Job Promoting Themselves, Toodeloos, TBT Post, Pop Gallery, Premier Imprints, Harbor Goods, Where Do You Stand On The Windmills?, Cell Phone Tower In West Gloucester, Solar Incentives, Caciattore’s To Open Doors Saturday at 4 PM Please Show Them Your Support!

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Spring is Here and So Is the Annual River Herring Count!

Message from Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team:

CONTACT: DAVID SARGENT – CITY OF GLOUCESTER SHELLFISH CONSTABLE/ALEWIFE WARDEN

Email: dsargent@gloucester-ma.gov
Phone: 978-282-8018

Each spring for over 10 years, the City of Gloucester, the Eight Towns and the Great Marsh Committee, and NOAA-NMFS have coordinated the annual river herring (alewife) count at the top of the fish ladder by the West Gloucester Water Filtration Plant on Essex Avenue.

Volunteer monitors help scientists by observing and documenting the spring run of herring as they migrate from their home in the Atlantic Ocean to their freshwater spawning grounds. This is a wonderful activity for interested individuals, families, youth organizations and students who want to play an active part in local conservation efforts. Learning to become a volunteer monitor is easy and the time spent observing can require as little as ten minutes of your day.

This year’s count will take place from April 1st to May 30th.

A training session will be held on Saturday March 28th at 9:00 A.M. in the
Friend Room of the Sawyer Free Library.

If you would like to become a volunteer monitor and help efforts to protect this important species, please contact:

Dave Sargent/ Alewife Warden @ 978-282-8018 – dsargent@gloucester-ma.gov
or Max Schenk @ 978-282-8025 – mschenk@gloucester-ma..gov

Time coverage is the key to a successful count and any time you can give will make a difference!

Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team

 

 

Video: Home Buying 101: Research! From Kenny MacCarthy #GloucesterMA

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Menus and More- Cacciatore’s Day Before The Big Grand Opening

With the Closing of Pinoli, La Trattoria, and Giuseppe’s Cacciattore’s becomes the go-to Italian joint in town even before they open. Check them out on Facebook here-

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Click the picture for the full sized menu zoomable pdf

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Community Photos 3/27/15

Hi Joey,

Thanks for posting my rabbit dilemma. Your readers were generous with their suggestions. 

Have you been by Good Harbor beach parking lot? Hard to imagine someone hasn’t sent you pictures – I may have missed it. It looks like the moon. I couldn’t resist pulling over today to catch this guy climbing the mountain of snow that is very very slowly melting. Good luck with opening the lot by March 31…

Jeanne Blake

Good Harbor


A sizable group of Gloucester people turned out to see Gloucester native Francine Pallazola Cavanaugh sing at the Punta Gorda (Florida) Elks Lodge Wednesday night.

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Pride Stride Pledge Sheet

Gloucester Pride Stride is getting close! We encourage all Non-Profits to sign up a team and start collecting pledges. This is a great way to fundraise for your group. All completed pledge sheets turned in prior to April 17th will be entered into a drawing for one of four extra $50 bonus payouts for your organization.

Sunday April 26th at Stage Fort Park

Thank you,

Pride Stride Committee

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Yikes! Flooding at Corner of Grapevine & Alantic Road 

 

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Live at the corner of Grapvine & Atlantic Road… some drivers are passing through the huge puddle… I’m playing it safe and turning around! Someone call the DPW STAT!

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Marine Dan Cary born and raised in Gloucester, Massachusetts. He was shot in the back…

This young man is Marine Dan Cary born and raised in Gloucester, Massachusetts. He was shot in the back and sustained injuries there and into his abdomen by a powerful M16 while stationed in Georgia. The injuries are many.

He has undergone a second surgery to repair damages and is still in critical condition. He needs more surgery tomorrow; it will be his third one.

Throughout this horrific ordeal it would benefit Dan to receive the support of his community and beyond. His mother reads to him messages from Facebook and although he is intubated, unable to speak, he is able to let her know he likes hearing the messages.

Let us each send a message to Dan showing our support and a willingness to pray that he heals, gets strong and comes home soon.

Permission is granted to circulate by his Aunt Tina Russell. God Bless Dan Cary, his family and all of you for taking the time to read this and respond to one of our soldiers.

‪#‎DANSTRONG‬.

Lynne Anderson's photo.

If you have any questions or want more detail, and there is much detail, contact Tina Russell via Facebook.  Thank you for considering posting this…we want as much support as possible for our native son.

Vignette Lamott Is A Harbor Cove Dental Fan @HarborCoveDenta #GloucesterMA

You Can Own The American Eagle For $750,000 (Which Is a Steal Considering How Much Money They’ve Dumped Into The Adventure)

The American Eagle Has Been Completely Restored Meticulously And Can Actually Take Paying Passengers

(No slight to the well intentioned and passionate people who have donated millions upon millions to the restoration of The Schooner Adventure)  It’s going to be awesome once The Gloucester’s Big Dig Adventure gets sailing but in the meantime you can get the last Gloucester built fishing schooner which is a proven turn key sail operation.

Thanks Anthony Marks for submitting-

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Here’s the link to the listing- http://www.davidjonesclassics.com/sail/3464/american-eagle-92-gloucester-fishing-schooner-750000/

When I knew the American Eagle she was offloading whiting here at our dock- Captain Joe and Sons and she looked like she did in this first picture-

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Frankie and I would nail the wooden box covers on the boxes of whiting to be shipped to New York’s Fulton Fish Market.  If you would have told me back then that The American Eagle would ever have gotten the makeover it got and be selling in 2015 for $750,000 I would have laughed you out of the building.  Probably one of the greatest success stories out of many failed dreams of restoring old, huge money to maintain wooden fishing boats.


Rosalie Parisi forwards this link back in 2012-

The American Eagle used to offload whiting and groundfish here at our dock back in the day.  It was an eastern rigged dragger which most of the Gloucester fleet was back then and Captained by Rosalie’s father Captain Joe Piscitello. 

The American eagle was bought from her father and converted into the boat she is now, a schooner.  You can read all about it here- http://www.schooneramericaneagle.com/about/history.htm

 

and now this is what she looks like-

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More GMG coverage of Modern Day American Eagle-

The 2012 Gloucester Schooner Festival “The American Eagle”

Sail Gloucester 09- The American Eagle 4:40AM 7/6/09

Live Blogging The 2014 Schooner Race With Play Action Call From Daisy Nell!

The Schooner Defender From Al Bezanson

The 30th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival and Parade of Sails is Just Around the Corner!

2013 Schooner Race Results

Watching the Schooners from Niles Beach Friday Night

PISCITELLO FAMILY 1934 and Now Family Reunion

They are neck & neck

Let The Race Begin! from Vito Piscitello

Schooner Festival Images: Saturday

Community Stuff 8/17/12

29 days to the Gloucester Schooner Festival

Last of The Eastern Rigs From Jon Campbell

The Last Schooner

Sharon Update: Out at sea

Nick Parisi Photos Of The Picton Castle

Gloucester At Dawn Spirit Of Massachusetts 7/6/09 4:45AM

Closing Time

This is one blog post that I don’t consider myself worthy to write for a couple of different reasons.  First of all, with only 15 years of residency in the amazing town of Rockport, I’m still a bit of a newcomer.  Secondly, my behind has never had the privilege of sitting in one of the well-worn leather seats that could tell almost 60 years worth of tales. Let alone the iconic horse saddle seat.  If scissors could speak.  What in the world am I talking about?   Well, THE hub of Rockport, of course.  Walt Julian’s barber shop.

As new parents, my husband and I made lots of decisions together…and some apart.  We agreed together on finding out the sex of our children before they were born.  We agreed together on names.  I, for example, decided on what the nursery would look like. And my husband, without consultation, decided that naturally their first haircuts would be done by the one-and-only Walt.  As if I would have argued.

Even prior to my own children, I can remember MANY an early morning that my husband would creep out of bed at a somewhat insane hour to get a jump on the line at Walt’s.  I still laugh about the day that he left at the crack of dawn as I slept on in disbelief.  I grew even more incredulous when the phone rang and it was one of his good friends….who had recently moved to Beverly…calling to see if he had already left the house.  When I said that he had already been gone for about 15 minutes all I got in return was, “Oh crap.  I’m never going to beat that line. Click.”

So, I’m sure most of you know by now, that Walt Julian has closed his barber shop. With almost 60 years of story telling, listening, laughing, trimming, buzzing, shaving, and lollipop giving….he leaves an enormous scrapbook of memories in his wake.

While I’ve only met Walt a handful of times myself…and I am not as rooted in history here in Rockport as many others are…I am thrilled and honored to have photos of Thatcher and Finn in Walt’s care.

Congratulations, Walt, on a respected and iconic career, for creating memories for generations of Cape Ann residents, and, now, on your retirement.

I wonder just how many family scrapbooks contain photos of you!  You will be missed!