GloucesterCast 334 With Michael Dekoster, Lara Lepionka, Pat Dalpiaz, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 5/17/19

GloucesterCast 334 With Michael Dekoster, Lara Lepionka, Pat Dalpiaz, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 5/17/19

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Topics Include:

Tulip ‘thief’ gives flower painting to garden guard Article In the GDT by

Maritime Gloucester News Safe Boating Day On Harbor Loop

Gig rowing programs and summer programs for children at Maritime Gloucester Link for more info here

Backyard Growers News Veggie Warrior Program- Link Here

Grow Festival Sunday June 9th info

Family Carnival this weekend at I4C2 as a fundraiser for July 3rd and Labor Day fireworks sponsored by the Gloucester Fund. Details here: https://www.thegloucesterfund.org/fireworks-3/
Adventureman Jamie McDonald recently completed a world record breaking 524 miles treadmill run to continue fundraising for children’s hospitals. This was the adventure that landed him in the hospital with a number of ailments related to this punishing run. Last we heard, he’s out of the hospital but still not 100% well. I told him we’d have a shout out to him on today’s podcast. If you would like to donate, it’s not too late. Link here:https://www.adventureman.org/donate/
Weighing in on the current internet debate: do you wash your legs in the shower?
 An excerpt from the article in Forbes magazine

Regardless, in general, arguments against “washing your legs” included:

  • The water and soap from the top part of your body and your genitals will flow down to your legs anyway.
  • Washing your legs with soap too often will strip them of the protective natural oil layer.
  • What are you doing to make your legs so dirty every day?

Arguments for “washing your legs” included:

  • Water and soap flow down is not enough to clean your legs
  • What, you are not cleaning your legs?
  • Do you realize how dirty your legs can get?

 

Migration in Massachusetts
Coral Belles Hanging Planters Next To Hummingbird Feeders
Important Library Meeting Monday May 20th 6-8:30 PM-

Family fun tomorrow! TOHP Burnham #EssexMA party 10am-noon, and Motif #1 all day #RockportMA

TOHP Burnham Essex Public Reception Saturday, May 18 10AM-NOON

Temporary Public Art: Alexia Parker
Fun Fridays: May 10, 17, 31, June 7 4PM
Author James McKenna & Illust. Juni VanDyke If I were Series 5/10; llust. Alexia Parker Bike’s Big Adventure and Pumpkin Carving 5/17; Author & Illust. Barbara McLaughlin The Long Way Home 5/31; Author Diane Polley & Illust. Marion Hall Let’s Go! Animal Tracks in the Snow 6/7

TOHP Burnham Library, Essex
30 Martin Street, Essex, MA 01929
978.768.7410
Days/Hours: M1-7,T1-5,W1-7,Th10-5,F1-5,S10-12
https://essexpubliclibrary.org

Essex Bicentennial display also on view.

snapshot scenes from Fun Friday May 10th and today below and TOHP Burnham hall installation views, Alexia Parker paper collage series, Hometown, for Once Upon a Contest group exhibition. 

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Rockport Motif #1 Saturday, May 18 all day

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APPLE BLOSSOM SUNRISE

The view out our bedroom window at sunrise this morning, before all was overtaken by (more) rain clouds.

BTW, the RTHummingbirds and Orioles are loving the nectar from our crabapple and flowering fruit tree blossoms 🙂

Sawyer Free proposed building in the news | annual meeting Monday

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Gloucester Daily Times article Sawyer Free trustees eye renovation by Ray Lamont here

Glouceser Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library 2019 Annual meeting Monday May 20 6-8PM

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SFL annual meeting 2019 (*note to SFL- please consider returning to Valerie Marino type posting days — with real people rather than clipart advert photos of children)

 

Prior post Febrary 4, 2019 with some questions

Besides the local new Cape Ann Museum build I’ve mentioned, here is a another recent comparable. Bowdoin’s new Roux Center for the Environment is approximately 30,000 ft’. The planning phase took 9 months. The build out took 14 months and the project cost less than 15 million (seeded with 10 million from the Rouxs). The Sawyer Free project is more than double that cost and the planning phase is many times past.

The community has been consistent about addressing the bathrooms for sometime. In 2014, the “immediate objectives will be working with the library’s board, staff and volunteers to review the library’s collections for relevance; revamping the building’s public and staff spaces; overseeing installation of a modern heating and air conditioning system, and mentoring staff in their professional development…”

Round up of new library building coverage prior to November 2018:

Prior post with 1973 brochure ed. Joe Garland

 

Sawyer Free proposed build in the news | annual meeting Monday

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Gloucester Daily Times article Sawyer Free trustees eye renovation by Ray Lamont here

Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library 2019 Annual meeting Monday May 20 6-8PM

SFL annual meeting 2019 invite.jpg
SFL annual meeting 2019 (*note to SFL- please consider returning to Valerie Marino type posting days — with real people rather than clipart advert photos of children)

 

Prior post Febrary 4, 2019 with some questions

Besides the local new Cape Ann Museum build I’ve mentioned, here is a another recent comparable. Bowdoin’s new Roux Center for the Environment is approximately 30,000 ft’. The planning phase took 9 months. The build out took 14 months and the project cost less than 15 million (seeded with 10 million from the Rouxs). The Sawyer Free project is more than double that cost and the planning phase is many times past.

The community has been consistent about addressing the bathrooms for sometime. In 2014, the “immediate objectives will be working with the library’s board, staff and volunteers to review the library’s collections for relevance; revamping the building’s public and staff spaces; overseeing installation of a modern heating and air conditioning system, and mentoring staff in their professional development…”

Round up of new library building coverage prior to November 2018:

Prior post with 1973 brochure ed. Joe Garland

 

Mapleleaf Fans Losing Their Minds With Jealous Rage Over The Bruins Going To The Stanley Cup Is Gold…

The Homie Cast

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Our First Workshop

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On Saturday May 4th, 2019 we had our first workshop. We’ve been working on putting these together for a while, and we couldn’t be happier with how everything went. Our new showroom has a conference room that provides the perfect classroom space.  We have been working on pursuing these educational workshops because we feel that there is a need for this kind of continuing education. We know that this is a skilled trade, one that requires education and training that is hard to find or expensive.

Keep Reading: https://www.grandbanksbp.com/blogs/blog/our-first-workshop

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Gypsy Moths dying in so many ways

This oak is on the south edge of Carlson’s Quarry in the middle of ground zero of last year’s gypsy moth infestation in Rockport. The leaves were ompletely munched, they leafed out again in August.

Today they look very happy. The overwinter gypsy moth egg masses are about one tenth in number or less of last year. And the ones that were still viable look like this photo. 10-15 tiny holes where the new catapillars crawled out instead of 50-200 holes.

So the rain, hard freeze cycle we had this winter was tough on them and the wet spring is supposedly great for the fungus e. maimaiga. That fungus will be active once these caterpillars get to be full sized and it eats them from the inside out releasing spores from the cadaver.

If you see stiff caterpillar cadavers hanging vertical, leave them be. They will release spores and kill more. If you see the caterpillar stiff and hanging send in a photo and you win a GMG bumper sticker. Start looking mid June. I saw some of the little bastards in Lobster Cove, Annisquam yesterday and the fungus has to wait until they are fat and worth eating.

Windward Grille Lunch

I did not realize Windward Grille in Essex was open for lunch so I was happy to give it a try based on the recommendation of my aunt. I was a little surprised at how busy it was on for a weekday lunchtime (I love that retirement allows us to do this!), but I took it as a good omen.

My Texas burger was the size of a certain large southern state and it was delicious:

GMG Jimmy got a pastrami sandwich and sweet potato fries:

My dessert was a Windward coffee….mmmmm……Another place to add to our lunch options!

Gloucester in the news and on the road: #GloucesterMA documentary and food a hit in Minnesota news

Great read- From Sea to Sustainable Sea: Supporting American Wild Seafood event in Minneapolis “combined midwest premiere of the Gloucester fishing documentary “Dead in the Water” by Rockport native David Wittkower sandwiched between a cocktail hour and a seafoot featst featuring Gloucester landed monkfish, redfish, crabs, lobsters andother seafood delights.” See who’s involved with this great road foodiefilm trip, read more here

Spreading Gloucester’s Story: Minnesotans eat up film on fleet, seafood by Sean Horgan, Gloucester Daily Times

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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 5/19 1-3PM 5 STANWOOD POINT, UNIT B GLOUCESTER $849,900

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4 and 5 Stanwood Point. Great New Construction Townhouses where the Little River meets the Annisquam in Gloucester. The Stanwood Point Development Project is a Gem in the rough. New Construction Townhouses on the water where you can put in docks and moorings for an unbelievable price. Also, VERY LOW CONDO FEES AND NO FLOOD INSURANCE NEEDED.

4 Stanwood Point – Starting at $769,000

5 Stanwood Point, Unit B – $849,900

Come check it out for yourself on Sunday, 5/19 from 1-3PM. You can be living at 5 Stanwood Point, Unit B this summer and be able to enjoy all that Gloucester has to offer.

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