Spork You!

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Just got my new Spork for the dock.  Soooo tired of using plastic utensils, having them break off inside my chicken or melt inside my pizza slice, not to mention how bad plastic is for the environment.

Ordered it on Amazon and can not believe how sturdy it is despite being unbelievably light.  I guess that’s the thing about titanium and why it’s such a highly regarded material that they use it in surgical equipment.

 

order yours here- Light My Fire Titanium Spork

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GOOD MORNING FROM CABOT FARM!

For Nancy Lutts. Thank you dear lady!

After collecting Monarch eggs last weekend, Nancy graciously allowed me to return to her gorgeous Cabot Farm to film and to photograph. I was there at sunrise, which is relatively early in the day for butterfly sightings however, I did see four Monarchs and two were females depositing eggs all over the field!

Bench Cabot Farm Salem ©Kim Smith 2015Nancy’s Pollinator Garden

Sunrise Cabot Farm Salem ©Kim Smith 2015View from Nancy’s Milkweed Field
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Keeping your chimney clean

Very important to keep your chimney clean for a wonderful roaring fire. Rick became a chimney sweeper on Sunday. To find out more information about keeping your chimney safe and clean, please go to the following link.
http://www.realestate.com/advice/tips-on-how-to-clean-a-chimney-and-fireplace-69715/

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August 16, 2015 Rick the chimmney sweep

NORTH SHORE ARTS ASSOC/Small Works Exhibition

The historic North Shore Arts Association opens an exciting Artist Members’ Small Works Exhibit, July 30 – August 29, and offers its First Juried Associate Members’ Show of the 2015 Season, August 6 – August 29.   **Receptions for both the Small Works and Associate Members’ Exhibits will be held Sunday, August 23, 1 – 3 pm.   Refreshments served.  Open and free to the public.

Many giants of the art world including Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Vermeer painted much treasured and highly prized Small Art works.  The appeal of small works is manifold with flexible display options:  the work can be clustered in and around other pieces; or placed in tiny, sometimes awkward spaces; or hung in discreet groupings, and easily placed on small easels atop a side table, and, often, lower price points are also an advantage.  The main appeal, however, is to enjoy an intimate and crystallized expression of the artist’s focused vision.

Come join the North Shore Arts Association as it celebrates its “Year Of The Artist!” with a Small Works members exhibition and Associate Members Show.

REGGAE BASHMENT ON THE HIGH SEAS SATURDAY August 22nd, 2015

REGGAE BASHMENT ON THE HIGH SEAS
SATURDAY August 22nd, 2015

7 SEAS WHALE WATCH WHARF (NEXT TO THE GLOUCESTER HOUSE RESTAURANT)
63 ROGERS ST. GLOUCESTER, MA.01930
$20 PER TICKET
INFO/ TIX 603 759 6487 (Also available at the Boat night of)

6PM MEET AT THE DOCK

7PM BOAT LEAVES DOCK, SO BE SURE TO GIVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF TRAVEL TIME ESPECIALLY WITH THE SUMMER TRAFFIC AS THE BOAT LEAVES DOCK PROMPTLY AT 7PM

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Saturday August 22ND, 2015!!! The 7th annual Reggae Bashment on the High Seas Boat Cruise is here again coming to you live and direct from the 7Seas Wharf Gloucester MA 01930. Presented by Reggae DJ’s Lion Pride Sound on the 1’s and 2’s. Spinning strictly the best in Reggae ,Roots, Rockers, Ska, Lovers and Dancehall. Please join us for a magical evening on the water of dancing, entertainment and fun! We meet at 7 Seas Wharf (next to Gloucester House Restaurant) @ 6pm and the Boat leaves at 7pm Sharp!!!  Tickets for the cruise are $20 and can be purchased by contacting Lara (603 )759-6487 or sending $20 per ticket to reggaebashment@yahoo.com via PAYPAL  Tickets are on a first come first serve basis… Come down, invite your friends and join us for this amazing event! This is a 21+ Event and yes, there is a CASH BAR ON BOARD Also there is a very large dance floor for you and your friends to dance the night away on!  This is a very popular event so make sure to get your tickets and we hope to see everyone there to make this another special year on the High Seas.

Dave Sag’s Blues Party with Tim Gartland Tonight! 8:30pm 8.20.2015…Put on your dancing shoes.

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Dave says,

We’re giving the Blues a root canal this Thursday night with the arrival of Mr. Tim Gartland and co. Harmonica Yeti and smood singer, this guy always puts a smile on my face. And he writes great songs! Into this gaping maw will fly Mr. Tom West, keyboardist extroidinaire, Mr. Chris Rival, on catarrh and the redoubtable eggbeater, Mr. Forrest “Frosty” Padgett. This is a great agglomeration! Make sure your health care professional knows you’re going!

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http://www.timgartland.com/

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40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

A BOOK EVENT WITH AUTHOR ANITA DIAMANT SUN, SEPTEMBER 6, 2015 @ 5:00pm at Ohana

Cape Ann Dining News-
http://www.capeanneats.com

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Come meet local author Anita Diamant as she speaks about her latest book, New York Times Best Seller, The Boston Girl. The event is free.

A cash bar is available and copies of the books are available for purchase courtesy of The Bookstore of Gloucester.

Following the author’s presentation and Q&A period, we invite you to keep the conversation going and join us for dinner. Reservations are suggested.

Great books and great food – a winning combination.Grilled Watermelon, Figs, Proscuitto and Burrata CheeseScallopsButterfish Globe (1)Ribeye
About the Author: Anita Diamant, the Boston-based author of 12 books, is best known for her first work of fiction, The Red Tent.  The Boston Girl is the 2015 New York Times Bestseller  which features Cape Ann as do two of her other novels, Good Harbor, and The Last Days of Dogtown.

About Ohana: In Hawaii, Ohana means “family”. It carries the meaning of relationships that are genuine and supportive with deep feelings of belonging…

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Community Stuff 8/20/15

Hi Joey!

Hope you can help us remind everyone that the Cape Ann Contra Dance Summer Series wraps up this Friday, August 21 at the Magnolia Library and Community Center.

The dancing starts at 8:00.

We hope to announce our autumn series soon.

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    It’s been a busy Summer!

    And Fall will be even busier!

    New e-books, new paper books, a new web site, and an exciting new opportunity to win books and Kathleen’s hand-knit “furry” cowls for the cold weather a head!
    Finally, after years of procrastination KathleenValentine.com has been updated to be mobile friendly and to offer more information on both paperback books and e-books. A contest page has also been added and the prizes are quite special we think you’ll be impressed!


    Pet of the Week- Brody

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    Did someone say goofy puppy?  Why yes, that’s me for sure!  I am a sweet and playful boy with lots of energy, curiosity and love to share.  Do you know anything about these things they call “leashes”?  I am trying hard to teach the humans around here to walk in the direction I want to go.  Want to take classes together?  Like going for walks in the woods or playing in the water?  Maybe we could help each other out, life is always much better when you have a friend by your side!

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    Visit www.capeannanimalaid.org for more information about Brody and all the other animals waiting for homes here at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter.

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    Nichole’s Picks 8/22 and 8/23

    Oh my goodness, where has summer gone!

    Pick #1    Strandbeest at Crane’s Beach

    I first saw Theo Jansen’s amazing creations on-line a couple of years ago and shared them with my students.  So unbelievably cool…and so excellent to have the opportunity to see them in “person.”

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    READ ALL ABOUT STRANDBEEST AND WHEN TO SEE THE AWESOMENESS HERE

    We are actually planning on heading to the Rose Kennedy Greenway to see Strandbeest next week, but Crane’s Beach this weekend is a fantastic option!

    Pick #2  Antique and Classic Boat Festival, Salem

    The flash of polished bronze and gleam of varnished wood across the water will be the order of the day as elegant antique and classic yachts sail into the host city of Salem, Massachusetts for the 33nd Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival August 22-23, 2015. Mostly wood, primarily private yachts and aesthetically stunning, the vessels will be on display to the public over the weekend at Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina. A hallmark of the Festival is the great variety of craft exhibited. “Where else,” says Pat Wells, Coordinator, “can one see 1900s-60s motor yachts, mahogany speedboats, sloops, yawls, schooners and a 19th century gold-leaf canoe! Although many of these craft are museum quality, they are real boats in the water and in use by their owners today.”

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    See full event schedule and highlights HERE

    Pick #3  8th Annual Boston Greenfest

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    Welcome to the 8th Annual Boston GreenFest ! This is the region’s largest multicultural environmental music festival. Boston GreenFest is a celebration of life and possibility, providing you with ideas and experiences that can shape your life and the life of your community. Our goal is to inform EVERYONE as to the many ways green living can make a positive impact on our world, city, neighborhoods and each of us. The three days have something of value for everyone – the festival is convenient, and free. Individuals, friends, families and groups are encouraged to be at this FREE event. Be part of this community for green change. Have fun, meet people, learn, and be inspired!

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    HEAD HERE FOR ALL OF THE DETAILS AND FULL SCHEDULE

    Seafood Throwdown Brings the ABCs of GMOs to the Market Chefs from Common Crow and Addison Gilbert Hospital Set to Compete

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    Seafood Throwdown is coming back to Cape Ann Farmers Market Thursday, August 20 from 4 – 6 p.m. at Stage Fort Park. This unique cooking competition brings local chefs, fisheries advocacy organizations, local food vendors, and food advocates together to talk about why local seafood should matter to us.

    This year, the Seafood Throwdown will focus on the current efforts to label genetically modified foods. Market goers will get a chance to learn about the threat of GMOs to the marine environment, local seafood, fishing communities, and the rest of our food as well as opportunities to weigh in on the issues surrounding GMOs, including labeling campaigns.

    The two teams going knife-to-knife at this year’s Seafood Throwdown are Mark Delaney of Common Crow Natural Market and Chef David Gauvin Dining Services Director at Addison Gilbert Hospital. Steve Parkes of Maritime Gloucester will hold his annual fillet demonstration. Secret seafood for the chefs and the fish for the fillet demonstration are provided by Ocean Crest and donated by the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association.

    Judges for this year’s event include Nancy Sullivan of Cape Ann Nutritional Therapy, Rebecca Peters Campaign Organizer with MA Right to Know GMOs, and Sean Horgan fisheries reporter for Gloucester Daily Times. Angela Sanfilippo of the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association and NAMA staff will be on hand to talk about our local fishing economies and the impact of GMOs on local fisheries and marine environment. We’ll also be pulling at least one audience member to join the judging team so come prepared.

    The Seafood Throwdown is a collaboration between Cape Ann Farmers’ Market, the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA) and the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association and their Community Supported Fishery project Cape Ann Fresh Catch. Seafood Throwdowns started here in 2008 and now spread up to Canada, down the east coast and up the west coast. NAMA partners with local communities to host Seafood Throwdowns in order to promote the ecological and social benefits of locally caught seafood, the impact of local fishing fleet on the local economy, and role of seafood in our food systems.

    Cape Ann Farmers Market is held every Thursday from 3 – 6:30 through October 9th. Always plenty of FREE parking right across the street on Market days. Seafood Throwdown is a free event and begins at 4pm.