GloucesterCast 157 Taped 11/1/15 With Guests Jeff Arcari, Jon Cahill, Jon Sarkin, Karen Pischke, Kim Smith and Host Joey Ciaramitaro

GloucesterCast 157 Taped 11/1/15 With Guests Jeff Arcari, Jon Cahill, Jon Sarkin, Karen Pischke, Kim Smith and Host Joey Ciaramitaro

Topics Include: Dine Out Cape Ann Second week Sunday through Thursday, Don’t forget to vote, Easy To Fill Out An Absentee Ballot, Love My Spork, Jeff Arcari and Jon Sarkin collaborating To Bring Jon Sarkin Art To  Landry and Arcari Exclusive Rugs, Halloween Theories, It’s Not The Meter Maid’s Fault When You Get a Ticket, World Health Organization Must be Desperate For Attention with statement released that Bacon and Steak is On The Level Of Cigarettes For Cancer Causing, Anti Fluoride Crazies, Karen Pischke’s Dreamtime Wellness, A Big Surprise!


Podcast 157 Joey C, Jeff Aracrai, John Cahil, Jon Sarkin, Karen Pitschke ©Kim Smith 2015


DINE OUT CAPE ANN RESUMES TONIGHT AND RUNS THROUGH THURSDAY ~ Click here to see a list of participating restaurants and menus.

We so thoroughly enjoyed our beautiful diner and lovely waitress Kim at Foreign Affairs during last week’s Dine Out Cape Ann, that we are headed there again this week!

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Lots of Trick or Treaters on Main Street

Halloween on Main Street was a great success.  There were Peas in a Pod, Dapper Dogs, The Flintstones, Annie, Strawberry Short Cake, Super Heroes, Cleopatra,  Little Red Riding Hood and many more.  One of the most interesting was a mom with her infant in a snuggler dressed as a box of popcorn.  All in all a very fun time for all.

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Bargains for Seniors at Walgreens – First Tuesdays.

Cape Ann Health, Fitness and Wellness News-

Cape Ann Wellness

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit

 Senior DayTuesday, November 3  

20% off merchandise.
Discounts available for 55+ and AARP members.**
**Note: Balance® Rewards card required.

Did you know ‘First Tuesdays’ at Walgreens are ‘Seniors Day?’ – Every 1st Tuesday of the month you can receive discounts on store merchandise. (Some restrictions may apply. Check at your local Walgreens.

Rewards Cards AvailableShop and Save. As a Balance Rewards member you earn 5,000 points and receive a $5 reward to redeem on your next purchase. Earn 18,000 points and save $20.00. The more points you earn, the bigger your reward.

Don’t You Just Love a Bargain?

Flu Shots Available at Walgreens – 100 Rewards Points. (Check with your doctor about getting a flu shot.)

Best in Health,   Karen

Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N., C.C.R.N. Alumnus. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness™ Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit

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It’s time to get your orders in!

How can something so ugly taste so good?

My son Salvatore just made the order for our thanksgiving Turkey. We will be getting between a 16 and 20 pound bird this year.

I’m a cheap guy. So spending a few dollars more on a fresh Turkey is a big deal for me. But the Taste is worth it.

We go to Tendercrop Farm. I’m sure there are a few other Farms out there that GMG Readers can recommend.

Will Joey be Grilling a Turkey this year? I’ll pitch in if he wants to try one before Thanksgiving. Let him know if he should.




Veterans project reception…

Just a reminder that the Veterans exhibition will have open on November 7th with a reception at City Hall in Gloucester. It would be a great thing for as many people as possible to join in the celebration of these men and women. Please feel free to share this invite to your friends and family as well as other veterans organizations. I hope to see you there.
Jason Grow



In celebration of the final days of the A. Piatt Andrew Bridge Doors exhibit, today the Cape Ann Museum is FREE. For more information, visit the museum’s website here: Cape Ann Museum. Don’t miss the unforgettable Weaver, Gorvett, Vincent show while there!paired doors web


Community Stuff 11/1/15

2015 holiday wishlist for veteran's center


Scrap Steel Drive 2015


Hi Joey,

I was hoping you could share the link to this gofundme page that has been set up to raise money for Jaime Robbins (local yoga teacher and Cala’s waitress) and Mike Soucy (Manchester fire fighter and all around good guy).  Last month, Jaime was diagnosed with larynx cancer just three days after their son Sam was born. To say this is a hard road is an understatement. They can use all the help they can get, even if it’s just 10 bucks! Thank you thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

Gretchen Hill


Gloucester Police Department Shows Its Support for the Special Olympics

Chief Leonard Campanello and Police Department Employee Christina Melillo, who is also the Finance and Fundraising Chair for the Cape Ann Division of Special Olympics, are pleased to announce that the Gloucester Police Department is showing its support for the Special Olympics of Massachusetts through the 2015 Annual Calendar Raffle fundraiser and a number of other fundraising events.

“As a department, we are always looking for ways to give back to the community,” Chief Campanello said. “Every year we find a variety of unique ways to support this important program that gives these young athletes the opportunity to excel in the activities they enjoy.”

The 2015 “31 Days, 31 Prizes” Calendar Raffle is a fundraising event conducted by the Special Olympics for the month of December. It features 31 prizes, which will be raffled off one per day throughout the month. Each calendar holds one entry to win, and can be purchased for $10 until November 30.

The Gloucester Police Department will also participate in several events to raise money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) program, one of the most important year-round fundraising initiatives supporting Special Olympics Massachusetts. The LETR program was created in 1981 by Wichita, Kan. Police Chief Richard LaMunyon in increase support for the Special Olympics.

Next week, the Gloucester Police Department will be participating in “Growing Hair ‘Cus We Care,” initiative, where officers will be allowed to grow neatly trimmed beards and facial hair for a $100 “fee,” which is donated to the Special Olympics LETR of Massachusetts. Female officers can also participate by dying or changing their hair for a $100 donation.

Gloucester Police also plan on participating in a “Tip-A-Cop” event, where officers act as celebrity waitstaff working for “tips” that are actually donations. All proceeds from donations will help to provide uniforms, sports equipment and facilities for Special Olympic Athletes. In addition, Melillo plans on hosting a Paint Night along with other events supported by the Cape Ann Division of the Special Olympics.

Those who wish to purchase a calendar for the 31-day raffle can contact Christina Melillo at or 978-281-9775.

Gloucester is part of a brand new Cape Ann Division of the Special Olympics. For more information, or if you wish to match any of the officers’ donations, please contact Christina Melillo at


Hi Joey,

At Relax the Back in Burlington, among the many items we sell are some great office chairs.  In August, I went to Calgary, Canada to the Lifeform factory. Lifeform is a family owned and operated business.  The people are wonderful and the craftsmanship excellent. While there I got to design a chair and did so with our favorite QB in mind.  The chair is available now in Burlington or can be ordered in other colors.  Thanks!


Sawyer Free Library: Week of November 1, 2015


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Matz Gallery Artist for November:

 Twenty Years On: The Analog Photography Work of  Alexander Thompson

Elephant's Freind resize  Alexander Thompson is among the anachronistic holdouts in photography. Using only film, in real cameras, Alexander develops all of his own work. His images are a broad mix of the personal, the generic and the cliché. But all of them hold true to a vision Alexander has pursued since before he ever picked up a camera.Once a floundering art student, with more enthusiasm than talent, a chance discovery of a cache of cameras and darkroom equipment in an attic changed his course in 1995. “People ask if I’m a professional photographer when they see me setting up the somewhat elaborate cameras I use. I tell them that ‘professional’ would mean I make a living at it, so no.” Alexander calls it an obsession driven by love. He is always looking, and…

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Cod decline From Sam Frontiero

Nothing irritates me more then reading about cod decline and overfishing contributing to it. Now we have climate issues.

As a fisherman for 40 years it’s obvious that fish run in cycles.

When you have a fleet that is a handful of boats, a quota that has taken 90% of cod landings taken away from the fisherman, you don’t have to be a brain surgeon to figure out that the cod landings are going to be nill because of no quota to bring them in. Last year the boats could have caught in one day the amount limited to them to bring in and then a 75% reduction was added on to completed devastate the industry.

The climate and overfishing is a myth that keeps coming up with these scientists accusations. No fleet left, enclosed areas, month shut downs, and no quota, are the biggest reasons for diminished cod landings. It’s the government that frauds the public with these findings. How can the landings show any increase when they don’t let you bring them in. Let the boats bring in whatever cod then can and we’ll see how much hey have declined. That will never happen.

                                                                              Sam Frontiero