GloucesterCast 322 With Ken Riehl, Kerry Mckenna, Ralph DiGiorgio, Jim and Pat Dalpiaz, Chris McCarthy, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 2/17/19


GloucesterCast 322 With Ken Riehl, Kerry McKenna, Ralph DiGiorgio, Jim and Pat Dalpiaz, Chris McCarthy, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 2/17/19


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Topics Include:

Joey and Ralph starting a diet after eating like a savage in Playa Del Carmen

Chamber Event Updates

Birding weekend, Irish Sweepstakes, recap, Afterhours event at Ryan and wood, College and Career Fair, CAIC, Essex Centennials , Gloucester 400

Local Prime Rib specials chart will be updated once a day as new information becomes available, so stay tuned!
Which side of the bed do you sleep on and is there a difference?
What would you do at 4:30AM?
Ordered New Glasses from Zenni Optical for short money Check out Zenni Optical Website Here
Father Alves Passing
Judith Goetteman Passing
Nip Ordinance
Cape Ann Wildlife Update- Muskrats, Three Young Swans, Bald Eagle
Pat got a new phone and got nickel-and-dimed like the phone company took notes from the airlines! But the staff at the Verizon store at the Crossing was very helpful.

Some Old Timers Still Lobstering- Their Boats In 1985 and Now #commercialfishing @nationalfishermen

1985 Photos courtesy Billy Rowe/Present Photos Joey Ciaramitaro

Captain Pete Mondello’s F/V Allison Carol 1985



Present Day



Tommy Burns’ F/V Arethusa- 1985 At Producers With The Scottish Seine Gear Aboard


Present Day


Ron Gilson’s patriotic tribute to his friend, Joe Mondello at the dory shop

A spectator packed room and observation deck at Geno’s Dory Shop, greeted Ron and Joan Gilson on this sunny, mild mid-winter afternoon for Ron’s patriotic tribute to his friend, Joe Mondello. It was to the sound of bag pipes, guitars, concertina, and mandolin, playing light, spirited music, Ron delivered his tribute to his longtime boyhood friend, Joe Mondello, on the occasion of Joe’s 93rd year.

Joe Mondello, a lifelong Gloucester cobbler, still working daily, is a proud U.S. Navy WW II veteran. Surrounded by his family and friends, he stood at attention and returned Gilson’s respectful salute while the audience sang Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America”.

Following this tribute, Mondello, “the Dog Hill legend”, and his guests shared a delicious cake, frosted with the patriotic colors of red, white and blue, as the crowd congratulated Mondello and “the band played on”!

Visual Arts as Healing

Cape Ann Wellness

Gloucester MA, “a Great Resort for Artists” — Karl Baedeker. The natural light, sea, rocky granite shores and scenic beauty of Cape Ann has drawn artists, writers and poets for centuries.

‘Annisquam Delight.’ Gloucester MA. ©2015 Dreamtime Wellness LLC.

I am Inspired by the natural beauty of Cape Ann and grateful for scenes such as this sunset on the Annisquam River. Seeing a standing heron at low tide and this sky filled with angelic clouds reflected in the water, it felt as though ‘Gifted by Grace.’

‘Annisquam Delight,’ SOLD at my very first show, entered in 2017 at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center. ‘Meditation Rock in a Storm,’ chosen for the ‘Opposites Attract’ open juried show at Cape Cod Arts Center represents finding peace in the midst of any storm we might face in life. Along the Annisquam River there are many beautiful spots to enjoy meditation, yoga, and other…

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Cat Cavallini Shares Some Kitesurfing Photos From Good Harbor

I’m no Kim Smith that’s for sure, but had to send you pics, cuz I think you love all things GH too. the wind surfers were like watches dances in the clouds! It was so windy, freeze rain and gorgeous waves for them when I got to GH around 10 30 this morning.
Over sixty years ago my parents came over here from avellino Italy and our combined next door started taking us to Good Harbor every Sunday. So I’ve been going there since I could crawl 61 years ago!
Of course passed on the tradition taking my sons there too. last May we rested my oldest son Joshs ashes into the ocean from salt island where I will join him someday too. He was my twice a week Gloucester kayak buddy. Now my brother and I come up here to kayak and even though we live out Worcester way we love Glosta hope to live here someday, well I’m still alive that is, haha!
This Christmas you actually delivered a GMG calendar gift for me to my friend Hilda’s house. She had just moved to magnolia and was so thrilled that Joey actually dropped off the calendar in person! So ya, we’re all big fans.
Grazie mille per GMG,


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A BOAT LOVER’S DREAM! Docks and Moorings available. PHASE 3 OF STANWOOD POINT DEVELOPMENT HAS BEGUN! Two more townhouses to be built. Starting at $799,900. get in now to start customizing your dream home on the water where the Little River meets the Annisquam. All details listed in link below. Call now to schedule a showing at 5 Stanwood Point, Unit B still for sale at $899,900. This unit will be shown as a model unit until it is sold. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

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We’re Hiring Home Health Aids- Mavencare. Flexible Schedule, Better Pay, Choose Your Clients!

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Join a company that cares about you as much as their clients. We have immediate cases available where you can make a difference.

Mavencare Caregivers are the best in their field and view their career as more than just a job. Join our staff of healthcare professionals supporting seniors who wish to age in the comfort of home. You and our clients are supported by clinical managers, care coordinators and social workers as needed.

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Students: Apply NOW for the GHS Summer Internship Program!

Cape Ann Community

ATTENTION Gloucester High School Students (and Parents):
Applications for 2019 summer jobs are now being accepted!
Apply for a LEAP for Education – GHS summer internship for July and August. Get a jump on your friends and nail down a summer job!

As part of this program you will:

  • Select a local company where you will gain important workplace skills - we have numerous job listings at a wide range of employers!
  • Be paid minimum wage or a one-time stipend
  • Receive school credit
  • Start to build a solid resume for college and future endeavors

Internship highlights:

  • Open to students 9th through 12th grades (including June 2019 grads)
  • A 2.5 hour workshop each Wednesday at GHS to learn valuable workplace skills during the weeks of July 8th- August 16th, and an internship placement at least 9 hours per week (exact weeks/hours will depend on the employer but will mostly…

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GloucesterCast 321 With Brandon Pratt, Jim and Pat Dalpiaz, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 2/15/19


GloucesterCast 321 With Brandon Pratt, Jim and Pat Dalpiaz, Chris McCarthy, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 2/15/19


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Topics Include:

Playa Del Carmen with Chris, Eric and the Rabbit

Brandon Pratt Interest Rate and Housing Market Update

Mortgage Rates Continue to Drop

Brandon Pratt- CrossCountry Mortgage Gloucester, MA- 180 Main Street, Suite A and or for an easy online application,

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Going To Feather and Wedge Tonight

Duckworth’s Valentine Day Reservations Are Open For Next Year

Hanging Of The AFC Championship Poster

We stopped at the Northern Lights Farmstand in Ipswich and it was wonderful! Local goods, fresh vegetables, open all year
Pat attended the second in a series of Fireside Chats at the Beauport Hotel. Very interesting discussion of the history of slave trade in Gloucester. 3 future chats are scheduled for Feb 25 (Prudence Fish-Antique Gloucester Homes); Mar 4 (Ales and Tales) and March 18 (Andrea Bodner-GMGI) Post scheduled for Sunday.
 Pat is posting a prime rib weekly special chart this morning at 8 AM similar to the oyster chart. Anyone with additional info is welcome to contact us.
Cape Ann Wildlife Update
Six Right Whale Calves Born
Harp Seals Are Continued To Be Spotted
No Snowy Owls Locally check out project snowstorm

City of Gloucester & Fuller Mixed Use Venture, LLC Close on Fuller School Deal


The administration of Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken and the principals of the Fuller Mixed Use Venture, LLC (FMUV) announced today that they have closed on the purchase of the former Milton L. Fuller Elementary School. The closing of the $4.1 million sale of the 10.6 acre property is the final step in executing the real estate transaction where ownership of the property is officially transferred to FMUV.

Mayor Romeo Theken said, “We are excited to have reached this project milestone. My administration worked very hard to get this deal done, and done right. The entire process was transparent and participatory. We listened to exactly what our residents wanted and are thrilled to be able to deliver a mixed-use development opportunity that will benefit Gloucester for years to come.”

The Fuller site is an important gateway to the City of Gloucester. The FMUV mixed-use project will transform this underutilized surplus property into a new economic engine, an enhanced center for community and recreation, and provide a housing option that will help solve the shortage described in the City’s Housing Production Plan.

The FMUV team, a partnership between Windover Construction, Sam Park & Co., the Dolben Co., and the YMCA of the North Shore, will redevelop the parcel on Route 128 adjacent to Gloucester Crossing. The $70 million private investment includes 200 new housing units (including thirty units of affordable housing), over 25,000 square feet of new retail space, and a new $23 million first-class YMCA that will provide enhanced health, education and social services for thousands of residents of Cape Ann.

The project will generate more than $500,000 in new annual property and excise tax revenue, create 200 permanent jobs and allocate the parcels needed to complete the buildout of Gloucester Crossing.

Lee Dellicker, CEO of Windover Construction and Managing Partner of Fuller Mixed Use Ventures, LLC said, ‘We are very excited to finally start construction on this wonderful new facility. This is a true mixed-use project that includes a new state-of-the-art YMCA facility providing so many community-oriented services; fine apartment living serving all of Cape Ann; and expanding an already successful retail market at Gloucester Crossing. This has been a long road. We never could have made this happen without the devoted and hardworking people of the City of Gloucester. The Mayor’s Office, the City Council, the Planning Board, and numerous other City Boards, staff and volunteers worked very hard to help us create this final project that we will all be very proud of.“

James Destino, Gloucester’s Chief Administrative Officer said, “Today we are able to start a new chapter on the Fuller site. Since day one of the Romeo Theken administration, the development of this site was a high priority. We are proud to have been able to deliver quality economic development and much needed options to enhance our housing supply. Through tough negotiations and ongoing collaboration this deal is set to transform the way residents live and work here in Gloucester.”

Today’s closing triggers a series of next steps to prepare the site for development. FMUV and its contractors will begin removal of asbestos and lead, demolition of the former school building, and removal of unsuitable soils. The City will be supporting the development with utility infrastructure upgrades made possible by a $3 million MassWorks Infrastructure Grant awarded by the Baker-Polito Administration’s Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development. The City and FMUV are working together to coordinate these efforts to meet an anticipated 2020 opening of the YMCA and housing elements.

FMUV originally submitted an offer for the site in 2015, and the Gloucester City Council gave their final approval to the project in July 2018. The parties have worked diligently to finalize all remaining details over the last several months and are pleased to see this project come to fruition.