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GloucesterCast 194 with @KimSmithDesigns and @Joey_C Taped 7/31/16 #GloucesterMA

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GloucesterCast 194 with @KimSmithDesigns and @Joey_C Taped 7/31/16

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Topics Include:
IceVelvet- Steve Rich http://www.twinlightscoffee.com/

In 2005 Steve met Amy, who had just recently moved back from Portland, the coffee mecca of the US. Coffee quickly became a hot topic between the two of them. When they married two years later and found out they were having twins, the idea for Twin Lights Coffee was born. They bought the domain name and then and there – a dream for someday.

Fast forward 8 years – Steven still, crazy about coffee: the craft, the process and the product. He perfected a small batch cold brew recipe at home – rich, tasty and so smooth it went down like ice velvet. He was so excited with the results, he mentioned it at his workout class, more than a few times — until one day his friends said, “Well, bring it in!”

Bonavita Pourover Coffee Maker

Wood Burning Stove  Intrepid Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth Website

Kim finally breaking down and ordering Joey’s favorite thing- 30oz Stainless double walled tumbler

VIDEO: PASTAIO VIA CORTA- Fresh Hand Made Pasta in Glosta! 

I want the cheese
Glostec Podcast with Jim Dowd- Podcast Studio at Cape Ann TV?
Doug Papows
Emerson Inn was purchased by the Migis Hotel Group in 2015, again renovating the Inn to further hone it’s historic charm and local character. The on-site restaurant, formerly known as the Grand Cafe, was rebranded and reopened as the Pigeon Cove Tavern, an ode to the legacy of the Norwood Family and the original Pigeon Cove House.
Riverbend Restaurant opened by Frank McClelland  and wife Heather
Nathan Brackett Executive editor of Rolling Stone Magazine Rockport native speaking on Music and media at the Rockport Public Library Monday August 8th at 7PM

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TEE-HEE TEE-HEE – LAUGHING GULL AT GOOD HAROBR BEACH!

Laughing Gull Good Harbor Beach Gloucester Massachusetts copyright Kim SmithLook for this unmistakeable gull at Good Harbor Beach. It has been here for several days. You can’t miss his distinguished black head and deepest slate gray wings. If lucky, he may even laugh his funny laugh for you. This is a first for me, seeing a Laughing Gull at Good Harbor Beach. When I was a child we would see them often at my Grandparent’s beach on Cape Cod. If you have seen Laughing Gulls on Cape Ann please write and let us know.

Mass Audubon’s historic status on the Laughing Gull reports that this smallest of our breeding gulls has had a difficult time reproducing in Massachusetts. In the mid 1800s, Laughing Gulls reigned over Muskeget Island, off the Nantucket coast, but within a 25-year period, commercial eggers reduced their population to but only a few nesting pairs. “By 1923, however, protective actions taken by the keeper of the island’s lifesaving station helped the Laughing Gull population rebound to the thousands. Further bolstered by the protection afforded by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, Laughing Gulls expanded their colony at Muskeget Island to 20,000 pairs by the 1940s. Unfortunately, a preponderance of Herring Gulls also benefited from the protection of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, as well as from the increase in food available to them at open landfills at that time.” The rise of the Herring Gull has ultimately led to the severe decline of breeding Laughing Gulls in Massachusetts and today there are thought to be only about 500 pairs. Imagine, from 20,000 pairs to only 500!

One interesting fact is that not only do they nest in Dune Grass, but also have a penchant for dense patches of Poison Ivy. The Good Harbor Beach Laughing Gull has been foraging on crustaceans and invertebrates at the tide pools.

Hardware Advice at Ace Hardware in Rockport

So I’m in the hardware store and Rebecca shows me some fly paper. Remember that brown sticky tape your grandpa hung in the shop to catch flies? It still works and comes complete with a large thumbtack.

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Then I found a Spearow at the info booth and he was trying to sell me a thermometer that I could “Hide-a-Key” and I told him, “Well if I was a burglar and saw this thermometer on the front porch I would know exactly where the house key was” so I threw a Poke Ball at him and I’ve already traded him in to Professor Willow.

Breaking News – Tonight’s concert at Stage Fort Park Postponed until August 3rd

Old Cold Tater, with Chick & Ellen
concert on Wednesday, August 3, at 7pm
Antonio Gentile Bandstand, Stage Fort Park,
Hough Avenue, Gloucester MA.

old-cold-taterThese outstanding acoustic musicians promise a great evening of Bluegrass at its best. This concert is sponsored by Cazeault Solar & Home. The concert is free to the public. Parking is free and the venue and rest rooms are wheelchair-accessible. Bring a blanket or chair and perhaps picnic dinner.

For further information please visit DavidLBenjamin.com or call 978-281-0543

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