Gloucestercast 297 With Pat and Jimmy Dalpiaz, Kim Smith ,John Bell, Nubar Alexanian, Susan Coviello, and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 9/16/18

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Gloucestercast 297 With Pat and Jimmy Dalpiaz, Kim Smith ,John Bell, Nubar Alexanian, Susan Coviello, and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 9/16/18

 

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Topics Include:

Cape Ann Community Cinema Listings are always stickied in the GMG Calendar at the top of the blog or you can click here to go directly to the website

Green Crabs in The Great Marsh Film By Nubar Alexanian Links

www.greencrabrand.org

Last Stop shop on East Main Street is for sale. Jim spoke with owner and could share her thoughts
Visitors Center at Stage Fort Park worth a stop even for residents.
Kim Is Editing Like Crazy
Tony Gross Lined Seahorses
Columbia Gas Home Explosions and Fires- Link To
Congratulations Elise and Tucker Smith From Cedar Rock Gardens
Sorry To Hear About The Passing Of Vinnie Cafasso
GMGI Ribbon Cutting

You can bid on 1909 Taft presidential memorabilia created for Gloucester: Canterbury Pilgrims Pageant and historic house fundraiser at Stage Fort Park welcomed thousands!

August 4, 1909, Gloucester Day brought an audience of 20,000 to Stage Fort Park in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The 1909 pageant of “The Canterbury Pilgrims” by Percy Wallace Mackaye was touted as the “greatest open air performance ever attempted in the country”.

Stage Fort Park was the magnet which attracted thousands of people at the close of the grand afternoon parade yesterday, the procession in that direction, commencing early and continuing all through the evening, until between the hours of 7 and 8 o’clock, there was a continuous mass of moving color along both sides of the boulevard, with the middle of the street almost covered with the swifter moving carriages and automobiles. This scene was most inspiring, giving one something upon which to build an imagination for the greater display to come, when the play and pageant were presented for their consideration. The vast amphitheatre, with its great stage, were soon filled, the latter by nearly 20,000 spectators, in the boxes, on the seats and in automobiles, while the wings of the latter were filled with (thousands of) players.”

William H Taft (1857 – 1930), the 27th President of the United States from 1909-13, planned to be in attendance, thanks to host, John Hays Hammond, Sr.,  his boyhood friend and college classmate at Yale. The Mayor of Gloucester at the time of the 1909 pageant was Hon. Henry H. Parsons. Artist Eric Pape (b.Oct 17, 1870 San Francisco – d.Novembre 7, 1938), Master of the Pageant, directed the Canterbury performance. He was the lead design for Gloucester’s enormous bronze plaque and granite bas-relief commemorating the Founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony set in tablet rock at Stage Fort Park and dedicated in 1907.

1909 Gloucester MA Canterbury Pilgrim Pageant Medal with PRESIDENT WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT photo

Few days left to bid! Link to more photos of the collectible and sale found here: sale on capeanntiques, ebay seller

July 30, 1909 Gloucester Day Badge – Unique Design to Commemorate Event

“The Gloucester Day badges  have arrived and are certainly worthy of the occasion. The special gold badge to be presented to the president is fo the same design as the others. It consists of a bar, backed by anchor stock, with the cables running along each side, and in the center a miniature of President Taft, flanked by the dates 1623-1909. Suspended from this bar by two chains is the embossed shield, the central figure of which is a Georges handline fisherman, riding at anchor under bare poles. On either side, clinging griffin-like to the inner circle dividing th ose parts is the inscription, “Gloucester, mass. Settled 1623. Incorporated, 1642” and beneath this is a representation of the Roger Conant house, with the word “built” on one side and the date “1623” on the other, and the inscription, “Roger Conant House,”  beneath.”

“May be worn as badges or watch fobs…Design selected after keen competition.” They were pre sold for 50 cents.

coverage about 1909 pageant Stage Fort Park Gloucester Ma

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John Hays Hammond Sr. 2nd row with Taft family and driver
August 4 Gloucester Day Edition detail
Pageant benefit to possibly rebuild Roger Conant House at Stage Fort Park

 

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Donations for Merrimack Valley

From our friends at Rock the Baby:

A car full of your clothing donations was brought to North Andover High School today!
Thank you all so much!

We checked in at the Lawrence Senior Center.
They are no longer accepting clothing donations. Therefore, unfortunately we will not be accepting any more donations at Rock the Baby.

They are asking for gift cards so that families can go purchase what they need

Gift cards to:
Market Basket
Walmart
Target

If you would like to donate gift cards they can go to:
Lawrence Senior Center
155 Haverhill St. Lawrence, MA

Women To Women

Fish Box Derby is this Sunday… I would looooove to help Pauline stuff this truck for our service women!!! Items needed:
Feminine Products
Personal Hygiene Products
Sports bras
Books
Journals
Socks
Lotion/moisturizers
And much more

Please consider dropping anything off and there will be collection boxes around or you can drop items off at my tent space. Any little items are greatly appreciated

Brisket On The @WeberGrills Kettle Using The Snake Method

Northeast BBQ

What I learned in this cook was that no matter what, you have to be patient and wait for the brisket to be probe tender.

This Brisket reached 204 degrees internal but wasn’t probe tender, enetered a stall, temps retreated even with steady 250 degree pit temps all the way from 204 back down to 189.  It wasn’t probe tender until it came back up to 195F.

Patience and understanding the stall paid off.  DSC07510DSC07512DSC07513

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Annisquam Lighthouse

We took our visitors around on a recent foggy day to the Annisquam Lighthouse.   It was pretty and sunny at the lighthouse but the fog lurked out there waiting…….. and it makes a subtle appearance as the lighthouse blared its warning.

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It looks almost out of focus, but the fog gives it a nice soft look.