GloucesterCast 215 With Kim Smith, Joel Favazza and Brandon Pratt of Happy Valley Ventures, Pauline Bresnahan and Donna Ardizzoni Taped 1/22/17

gloucestercastsquare11-1

GloucesterCast 215 With Kim Smith, Joel Favazza and Brandon Pratt of Happy Valley Ventures, Pauline Bresnahan and Donna Ardizzoni Taped 1/22/17

podcasticon1 subscribebutton

Joel Favazza and Brandon Pratt- Happy Valley Ventures Dispensary and Cultivation Facility
Marijuana
What exactly is being proposed in Gloucester?
Where can people legally purchase marijuana and what credentials will one need to purchase it?
Will it be taxed?  On the State Level, Federal level, local level.
Besides jobs and real estate taxes, what other benefits to the City of Gloucester does having a dispensary have?
Are there laws for police officers when people are driving under the influence of marijuana and is there a test that police officers use?
Scott Memhard and Val Gilman filed ordinance to add Coyotes to existing ban on feeding Pigeons, Seagulls, terns and other Water Fowl downtown.
Winter Cabin Fever Creative Marketplace At Magnolia Library Sunday February 12
Elks Welcome home to Cape Ann We Left The Light on For Your initiative for returning vets, for more info- check out Pauline’s facebook page
Ringo Tarr’s flags on the Boulevard donations
Condolences to Brian, Bruce and Ringo Tarr for the passing of their mom
Women’s March yesterday Millions all over the country, Kim Smith reports
Patriots vs Steelers- Craig Kimberley Die Hard Steelers Fan going to tonight’s game.  Question is- “Will he be wearing his Patriots jersey under his Steelers Jersey at the Game and if the Steelers are getting blown out, does he take his Steelers jersey off?”
gmg-podcast-joey-donna-pauline-joel-copyright-kim-smith

BOSTON STRONG, BOSTON BEAUTIFUL, BOSTON WOMEN’S MARCH!

boston-womens-march-gloucester-contingent-copyright-kim-smithboston-womens-march-jason-sarah-matilda-grow-copyright-kim-smithThe day started with a wonderful chance meet up with Gloucester students and the Grow and Abrams-Dowd family. Thanks to both families for their kindness; I so enjoyed the train ride into town with Bo, Sarah, and Jason. We were amongst the early birds arriving on the scene and it was tremendously exciting to see the preparations underway and the crowd swelling in number throughout the morning.boston-womens-march-1-copyright-kim-smith

Girls applying glitter, of course!
boston-womens-march-4-copyright-kim-smith

boston-womens-march-manchester-essex-high-school-copyright-kim-smithManchester-Essex Contingency

The newest estimate is perhaps 175,000 attendees at an event where initially 25,000 were expected. The Boston Women’s March was one of over 600 peaceful rallies held around the world. Reportedly not a single arrest related to the march took place in Boston.boston-womens-march-21-representative-ann-margaret-ferrante-copyright-kim-smith

Representative Ann Margaret’s friendly face in the crowd.

People rallied for different reasons–for compassion and dignity towards others, equality and justice for all, for better stewardship of our environment, affordable healthcare, to protect women’s reproductive rights, for equal opportunity for the disabled–along with many other issues. The signs carried reflected all our concerns. For those who may be wondering why and to what end, I believe it is the coalescing of many movements into one and the beginning of a new world movement. Women are refusing to move backward and most assuredly, there is more to come.boston-womens-march-22-representative-ann-margaret-ferrante-copyright-kim-smithboston-womens-march-7-copyright-kim-smith

boston-womens-march-26-savannah-fox-tree-copyright-kim-smithFirst Nation’s Savannah Fox Tree stunned the crowd with her beautiful rendition of Amazing Grace, sung in both Cherokee and English.boston-womens-march-19-pastor-mariama-white-hammond-copyright-kim-smith

Pastor Mariama White-Hammond from Bethel A.M.E. Church gave a compassionate sermon.boston-womens-march-28-senator-elizabeth-warren-copyright-kim-smith-jpg

Senator Elizabeth Warrenboston-womens-march-34-senator-ed-markey-copyright-kim-smith-jpg

Senator Ed Markeyboston-womens-march-28-congressman-joseph-kennedy-iii-copyright-kim-smith-jpgCongressman Joseph Kennedy III – the pink haze on several photos is my camera’s lens trying to see through an ocean of pink pussy hats 🙂

boston-womens-march-12-mayor-marty-walsh-copyright-kim-smith

Mayor Marty Walsh

boston-womens-march-15-kristen-mccosh-and-john-copyright-kim-smithDisability Commissionr Kristen McCosh and husband John McCosh

The official program began with music and dance performances, followed by speeches given by our fiercest advocates. The march was to follow however, it was delayed by several hours because the planned route was overflowing with marchers. Participants were not just from the immediate Boston neighborhoods, but had come from all around the state. The Boston Common and streets surrounding the Common had become a sea of people. Despite the human gridlock, kindness and patience prevailed.

All photos copyright Kim Smithboston-womens-march-35-congressman-joseph-kennedy-iii-copyright-kim-smith-jpg

boston-womens-march-23-copyright-kim-smith

boston-womens-march-9-copyright-kim-smith boston-womens-march-24-copyright-kim-smithGridlock at the corner of Charles and Beacon Streets where two streams of marchers converged.

boston-womens-march-25-copyright-kim-smithBeacon Hill side streets were also jammed with marchers.

Getting Together With 175,000 Of My Closest Friends

Yes, the official BPD estimate for the Boston March is 175,000. What an experience to be part of that extraordinary exercise of our First Amendment rights. And what an emotional trip to be there with my wife, my daughter, her husband and Shanti and Raj.

In August, 1963, having just graduated from college and awaiting the beginning of my first term at law school, I attended the Martin Luther King march on Washington. It was a singular moment of my life. In the intervening years I have attended and  documented probably hundreds of demonstrations, marches and rallies. I have talked to my grandkids about these things and now they have had their first experience in participatory democracy. I truly believe it will stay with them as long as my early experiences have stayed with me. They felt the embrace of this wonderfully diverse and energetic nation, and the boundless hope that is generated by love, mutual respect and the dream of a better world.

p1040730

p1040749

p1040751

p1040762

p1040769

p1040834

 

 

 

After Hours Event at the Cape Ann Museum

More Cape Ann Community News-
http://www.capeanncommunity.com

Cape Ann Community

CAMafterhours

Friday, January 27, 6:30 p.m. — 8:30 p.m.

An evening of friends, fun and discovery

party goersappetizers

Come celebrate at the Museum after regular visiting hours! Join us for interactive games in the galleries, a dance performance “Dancing the Woods” by artist Dawn Pratson, light refreshments and local beverages.

CAMafterhours is perfect for people looking to meet and mingle with other creative adults, switch up their date-night, and/or experience the Museum in a more hands-on way. If you haven’t visited us before, then this is the night to do so and enjoy the magic of the Museum after dark. Guests are invited to continue the evening with our collaborator, Short & Main restaurant, a short walk away.

Tickets are $20 for Cape Ann Museum members, $25 for nonmembers (ages 21+). Includes Museum admission, guided and self-guided games in the galleries, dance performances, music, hors d’oeuvres and local brews –…

View original post 110 more words