Gloucestercast 200 With Live Call In From Ed Collard On The Road, Karen Pischke, Bridgette Mathews, Kim Smith and @Joey_C Taped 9/18/16

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Gloucestercast 200 With Live Call In from ed Collard on The Road, Karen Pischke, Bridgette Mathews, Kim Smith and @Joey_C Taped 9/18/16

Topics Include:

Cigar Night at the Pub at Cape Ann Brewing Co.September 29th
Are you a Serenitee Rewards Card Member?If So You’ve Got A Free Appetizer On Your Card At Minglewood or The Deck At Latitude

 The Police Scandal

Built My Firewood Stand Using No Tools, The Plan

Bridgette Mathews made Kate and I personalized bottles of wine

Live Call In From Ed Collard

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Bombing In New York

www.GloucesterTEASE.com website and facebook to be launched Wednesday- The UN International World Day of Peace T Shirts produced by Shirts Illustrated

Salami, Salami, Baloney

Niles Pond Causeway restoration is underway

Rockport voted to use their CPA funds to dredge Mill pond

Vote right away for Mass State Butterfly

More Muskrat Love

iphone issues no wire headphones/samsung galaxy note 7/smartwatches

shoutout to our new neighbor hanna


Built My First Firewood Rack Using No Tools From This Plan-

Got started building my firewood pile with a donation of firewood from my buddy Mike Codair.

Found these plans on Pinterest for a firewood stand that requires no tools to assemble and the comments from people that had built them from the plan were all very positive.

Here’s my first woodpile-

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And Here’s The Link To The Page Where I Found The Plan-

Firewood rack using no tools

OUTSTANDING ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS FOR GLOUCESTER PART TWO!

niles-pond-causeway-restoration-2-copyright-kim-smithThe Niles Pond-Brace Cove causeway restoration is progressing admirably. You may recall our story about the extensive damage the causeway had suffered from several fierce back to back storms. In 2014, the Association of Eastern Point Residents restored the structural rocks supporting the causeway. This past week, preparations for restoring the plantings has begun.  

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Below are  photos taken in 2013 of storm damage, prior to restoration.

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Phase one of restoration work, 2014

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VOTE TODAY TO CHOOSE THE MASSACHUSETTS STATE BUTTERFLY!

Here’s how you can help choose the Massachusetts state butterfly –

The choice is between the Black Swallowtail, the Great Spangled Fritillary, and the Mourning Cloak butterflies. All three are beautiful species of Lepidoptera, but as you know from my work, I am partial to the Black Swallowtail. I cast my vote for the Black Swallowtail and here is why. Both the Great Spangled Fritillary and Mourning Cloak are less commonly seen. I’d like children who are developing an interest in butterflies to have the opportunity to get to know their state butterfly easily. Black Swallowtails are widespread and very well-known. In a good year, Black Swallowtails will have two broods. The caterpillars eat plants kids can easily identify and plant, such as carrots, dill, fennel, parsley, and the common wildflower Queen Anne’s Lace. Black Swallowtails are typically on the wing throughout the summer, beginning in early spring through late summer.

On the other hand, the Great Spangled Fritillary caterpillars eat strictly violet plants. This butterfly is usually only seen for about a month, during mid-summer, and has one brood of caterpillars. In our region of Massachusetts, the Mourning Cloak may have a second brood, if we have an early spring, but I only see them in spring, near pussywillows, and again in the fall when they are getting ready to hibernate.

Black Swallowtails are found in backyards, gardens, meadows, marshes, and along the shoreline. They love to drink nectar from wildflowers, including milkweed (as you can see in the short film below) and many, many common garden plants such as lilacs, coneflowers, zinnias, and butterfly bush.

Please vote here: VOTE MASSACHUSETTS STATE BUTTERFLY

great-spangled-fritillary-coneflower-gloucester-harborwalk-copyright-kim-smithGreat Spangled Fritillary at the Gloucester Harbor Butterfly Garden
mourning_cloak_butterfly_in_south_central_alaskaMourning Cloak image courtesy wiki commons media

A weekend with our grandchildren, such a blessing

Maddie, Owen, Cole, Avery came to visit last weekend.  What fun we had, we had a Plan of Action and did everything.  From visiting the animals a Marshalls Farm Stand, to having treats at Orange Leaf.  We started on Saturday with a great big breakfast and off to Marshalls, Mile Marker’s Pool, by the way is fabulous, to Stage Fort Park, hiking Tablet Rock, swimming at Half Moon Beach, back to Papa and Nonnie’s house for a big cookout and then a movie, The Jungle Book.  The love of grandchildren is something you cannot put into words.  Here a couple of photos.

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ATTENTION CAPE ANN ICE CREAM LOVERS: BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!

Today only, all ice cream at Ro’s Harbor Scoops is buy one, get one free. This is Ro’s last day of the season at this location (her Dairy Train in Rockport will be open through Columbus Day weekend).

Ro’s Harbor Scoops is located at 89 Bass Avenue, just around the corner from Good Harbor Beach. They are open until 9pm this evening.

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Ocean Alliance

FOB Iain Kerr from Ocean Alliance let me know more exciting news.

Hi Donna,

We have just been told that they are airing the story on the NBC nightly news tomorrow night.  Monday 19th.

I have attached a spectacular Alaska whale photo.

 christianmiler_alaska_snotbot-45Watch NBC News on Monday night (19th) to see a story on Ocean Alliance. Correspondent Tom Costello came to Gloucester last week to shoot a segment on SnotBot. Mr. Costello and his team were a real pleasure to work with, we thank them for their interest in our work.

 

 

Stump Trivia at Pigeon Cove Tavern!

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Fun Prizes, Pub Food Specials, $6 Sangria & Good Company! Starting on Thursday, 9/29, come enjoy Stump Trivia every Thursday at 7pm at Pigeon Cove Tavern.

http://pigeoncovetavern.com/
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WORLD WAR II BOMBERS OVER GLOUCESTER

On Saturday you may have heard the rumble of engines in the sky over Gloucester and looked up to see an astonishing sight: a vintage World War Two bomber or fighter plane cruising overhead. The planes are owned by the Collings Foundation in Stow, MA, and every year as part of the “Wings of Freedom” tour they fly into Beverly Airport for a weekend. The tour, which includes a B-17G Flying Fortress bomber, B-24J Liberator bomber, B-25 Mitchell bomber, and a P-51 Mustang, will be at the airport on Sunday from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm. You can even pay to ride in one as they cruise from Beverly to Gloucester and back. For more information, visit the Collings Foundation. 

b-52-mitchell-bomber-gloucester-ma-copyright-kim-smithThe Collings Foundation B-25 Mitchell bomber spotted in the sky over Niles Pond on Saturday afternoon.

saltwatermassagestudio NOW HIRING!!! Immediate opening for an experienced MT to join our team on Thursday & Friday evenings

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N O W H I R I NG !!! Immediate opening for an experienced MT to join our team on Thursday & Friday evenings. (More hours may be available if desired.) You WILL be busy. To apply, please send a resume to info@saltwatermassage.com. Tell us a little about yourself!

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MA Marijuana Legalization Initiative Forum

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Be an informed voter! Join us for a public information forum discussing the MA Marijuana Legalization Initiative.
Thursday, October 6th5-7 PM at the Beauport Hotel in Gloucester
The Forum will present both pro and con perspectives with Deborah Becker of NPR moderating and League of Women Voters explaining the ballot language. The goal is to help clarify confusions, educate, and have a question and answer session with attendees. marijuana-forum-flyer-final-2-1

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