RESULTS WEEK 1 | try Mr. Goulart’s local history hunt #GloucesterMA Throwback Thursday

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Gloucester, Mass.- Great teacher at Gloucester High School, Shaun Goulart, creates a local history scavenger hunt trivia game for his 9th grade students that takes place weekly for 6 weeks. We’re taking the challenge one week after the students. Good luck!

ANSWERS TO SHAUN GOULART’S LOCAL HISTORY TRIVIA WEEK ONE

 

How did you do? Week one delved into the history of Cape Pond Ice. More than one player “had to call a friend”, Scott Memhard, owner of Cape Pond Ice and City Councilor. He kindly shared supplemental archival material included in this post. Stop here if you prefer to go back to see questions only from 3/10/19 Week One trivia questions

Continue to scroll for the answers.

 

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1)In 1848 a blacksmith named Nathaniel R. Webster started a company by damming a local brook. What did the brook become known as?  ANSWER. VETERANS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CAMPUS

2)What did Webster’s company become known as? ANSWER. CAPE POND ICE

3)Take a picture at the present day location of the company 

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4)Take a picture of the street named after him with a member in it. ANSWER. WEBSTER STREET

5)What is in place of the brook today?  MATTOS FIELD-  ABOVE = FRAT CLUB AND BELOW EVENTUALLY LEADS INTO LITTLE RIVER AT GOOD HARBOR BEACH

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6)Take a picture at the location of the old dam with a member in front. ANSWER. THE SCHOOL

 

 

 

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7)A competitor to Webster named Francis W. Homans in 1876 created a 32 acre man-made lake. What is the lake known as? ANSWER. FERNWOOD LAKE

 

 

8)Submit a screenshot of a map of the lake (Google Maps or Google Earth)

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9)What year did the two companies merge? ANSWER. 1908

Courtesy photos below from Scott Memhard, Cape Pond Ice, Cape Ann Museum

 

 

Courtesy photo from David Collins-

“My grandfather, Millard Collins, Sr., worked for one of the ice houses for a while. He died in 1918 at age 29 in the Spanish Flu pandemic. At that time he was working for LePages’s and had taken a leave of absence to care for his brother, Jacob, who had contracted the flu first. Jacob died October 17, 1918, and my grandfather died October 28, 1918…”

“I’m enclosing a picture of my grandfather and his horse-drawn ice wagon. You can see the word “ICE” faintly written on the inside back of the wagon. The youngster atop the horse is my father, who was born in July,1912, so I date the picture to about 1913 or so.”

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Prior Posts

3/10/19 Week One trivia questions

 

Shop Local WITH THE COOLEST GUYS AROUND! – Cape Pond Ice Gift Shop – Fort Wharf, Gloucester

Shop local – Gloucester Christmas on Commercial Street – Fort Wharf / Cape Pond Ice Gift Shop – good time for replacing worn out, out-grown, or stolen (by your brother) Cape Pond Ice gear for the holidays – or for that “Cool”  friend or family member who just never got one, now’s the time…  good inventory & choices in stock.

Open Saturday 9 – 1, weekdays 9-5, or on-line:  www.capepondice.com

Summer Beach Traffic and Parking Part 2 – high tech and common sense Good Harbor Beach, Long Beach, Stage Fort, Great Marsh

This is a follow up about the public meeting held by Gloucester City Councilor Scott Memhard February 15, 2018 at Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Public Library on beach traffic and parking with a focus on his ward. This post includes Councilor Memhard’s meeting notes, and the Beach & Traffic Ad Hoc committee presentation to City Council. Look for information and maps related to Long Beach, Good Harbor Beach, Stage Fort Park, and more. Chances are your ideas or concerns were mentioned–doublecheck for yourself. Future public meetings to be announced.

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Here’s the presentation packet to the City Council from the Gloucester Beach Parking and Traffic Ad Hoc Committee, January 2017

Here’s Councilor Memhard’s recap of the Summer Beach and Traffic public meeting held at Sawyer Free Library February 16, 2018 (advertised in the Beacon, Gloucester Daily Times, and elsewhere long in advance):

“The Ward 1 Beach Parking Ordinance community meeting last night at the library was well attended. We had a lively airing of concerns and opinions, addressing the specific Parking Ordinance proposed changes, and general, wide-ranging discussion of the problem and various potential solutions, including:

> expanded off-site parking* and trolly/bus service to the beaches;
> better signage notifying drivers that lots are full and closed, with posted directions to alternate parking options; and
> other practical steps to relieve severe safely, access, and disruption from on-street parking congestion in our beach neighborhoods.

*park n ride options would ease traffic especially with smartphone reservations/options. Locales like Rockport, Manchester, Provincetown limit cars. Several lots mentioned maximizing extant options such as negotiating with Stop&Shop, Shaws, Fuller, Blackburn, schools, etc. Stage Fort Shuttle already established and more train/bike. Train-trolley services have a rich history here.

ENFORCEMENT, HIGHER PARKING TICKETS, JULIE BROE 🙂

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Summer Beach Traffic and Parking- discuss

February 15, 2018 meeting at Sawyer Free Library–Councilor Scott Memhard hosted another Ward 1 community discussion and welcomed participation. All hands on deck– Councilor O’Hara part of beach traffic task force;  Council Lundberg, Holmgren, Cox and Hecht were there, too. I’ll add links soon.

UPDATE: Councilor Memhard added meeting notes to the comments (see below). I’ve also added them into a Part 2 post with the Beach & Traffic Ad Hoc committee presentation to City Council. Look for information and maps related to Long Beach, Good Harbor Beach, Stage Fort Park, and more. Chances are your ideas or concerns were mentioned–doublecheck and future public meetings to be announced.

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CAPE POND ICE IN THE BOSTON GLOBE TODAY!

Scott Memhard, president of Cape Pond Ice Company, at work in the historic building on the Gloucester waterfront.
Photo Credit Jessica Rinaldi, Boston Globe Staff

You know it’s freezing outside when the icehouse — kept at a constant 28 degrees — feels warm.

Inside the venerable ice-making plant, it’s so cold you can see your breath, and stalactites grow off the ceiling. But during the recent extended cold snap, Scott Memhard, president of Cape Pond Ice Company, retreated to the historic building on the Gloucester waterfront to keep warm.

With sub-zero weather, Memhard found his workplace unusually comfortable, even as he had to deal with flooding after the Jan. 4 storm. Tidal water wreaked havoc with the machinery, but after three decades in the ice business, Memhard kept a cool head. Ice is his life — bagged ice, block ice, dry ice, crushed ice, and sculpture ice.

INSPIRING CITY OF GLOUCESTER INAUGURATION CEREMONY 2018

One couldn’t help but be inspired by the good words and deeds of our city’s finest leaders at today’s inauguration ceremony. Cape Ann Museum director Rhonda Faloon gave a warm welcome followed by Gordon Baird’s pitch perfect rendition of “God Bless America.” Young community members were represented by the GHS Docksiders, the Presentation of Colors by GHS Junior ROTC, and the Mayor’s grandchildren and niece AJ, Bianca, and Lia led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance. Alexandra Grace sang a beautiful rendition of the “National Anthem.”

Rabbi Steven Lewis and Reverend Rona Tyndall gave an interfaith invocation. Alexandra Grace and Josh Cominelli sang James Taylor’s “You’ve Got a Friend,” because, as Alexandra pointed out, Mayor Sefatia is a friend to all.

Poet Laureate John Ronan read his Gloucester-themed poem “We, Helmsman.”

PAARI/ Stop Handgun Violence Founder John Rosenthal gave a tremendous speech, congratulating the Mayor and the community on the success of the Angel program.

Senator Bruce Tarr gave a moving introduction highlighting the very personable ways in which Mayor Sefatia brings the community together.
Musical interludes performed by Charlee Bianchini, Jack Tomaiolo, Fly Amero and Allen Estes were performed in between swearing in ceremonies.

School Committee members Kathleen Clancy, Tony Gross, Jonathan Pope, Michelle Sweet, and Melissa Teixeira took the oath of office. Jonathan Pope was elected head of the School Committee.

We have a fantastic newly elected City Council comprised of Melissa Cox, Valerie Gilman, Ken Hecht, Steve LeBlanc, Jenn Holmgren, Paul Lundberg, Scott Memhard, Sean Nolan, and Jamie O’Hara.  Paul Lundberg was elected president of the City Council, with Steven LeBlanc elected vice-president. We are going to see great leadership and initiatives from this fine group!

Your new City Council President and Vice President Paul Lundberg and Steven LeBlanc.

Mayor Sefatia gave an inspiring address, touching on a wide range of subjects, ranging from the tremendous ability of our community to work together to new initiatives and plans to help prepare our coastal community for global climate change. Congratulations and best wishes for a successful 2018 to all our city officials!

ICE CASTLE ON MAIN STREET

Ward One City Councilor Scott Memhard shares from Main Street:

“David Brooks from Art Haven resurrects the Christmas Ice Castle on Main Street for today’s Gloucester Middle Street Walk and Lobster Trap Christmas Tree lighting, with help from Larry and Dylan at Cape Pond Ice.

A few photos from this morning’s ice delivery, before the kid’s ice sculpting begins, and the predicted snow dresses it all up.”

PASSIONFLOWERS FROM SCOTT MEMHARD

Scott Memhard share his gorgeous Passionflower, which he grew from seed! I asked how hardy is his vine because our Maypop died out after a very bad winter several years ago.

“Kim – I hadn’t heard them called Maypop before. They’re hard to winter over around here, even in a sheltered location with heavy mulch.  I started several varieties of these, Passionflower vines and Cup & Saucer vines, from seed last fall inside, and they’ve been doing well this summer.  My grandmother always had a Passionflower vine that she’d brought from Bermuda, where they’re grown for perfume, in her little greenhouse.  As kids we were very impressed by their incredible delicate structure and colors, especially when she preserved the flowers by dipping in hot melted wax!”

Scott’s photos are of the North American native species  Passiflora incarnata. We here on Cape Ann are located in the tippy most northern range of this beautiful vine. All the rest (500 species) are more tropical. Maypop grows prolifically in the southeastern US and the foliage is the caterpillar food plant of FOUR species of butterflies: Gulf Fritillary, Julia, Zebra Longwing, and Variegated Fritillary. One of numerous common names, it is called Maypop because in the southeast the vine has a habit of popping up in May, in a location where you did not plant. Maypop spreads by root suckers. Other common name include Wild Passionflower, Apricot Vine, Old Field Apricot, Holy-Trinity Flower, Molly-pop, Passion Vine, Popapple, Granadilla, Maycock, Maracoc, Maracock, White Sarsaparilla, and Purple Passion Vine.

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YANKEE MAGAZINE FEATURES SCOTT MEMHARD AND CAPE POND ICE!!

YANKEE MAGAZINE FEATURES SCOTT MEMHARD AND CAPE POND ICE!!

Behind-the-Scenes Factory Tours | The Best 5

 

Article and photo by Kim Knox Beckius

Want to see Yankee ingenuity in action? Go behind the scenes on a factory tour. “Made in New England” pride thrives at factories that produce everything from frozen commodities to cuddly gifts guaranteed to melt hearts. As a piano or a naval destroyer takes shape before your eyes, you’ll realize anything built to last requires one component that can’t be manufactured: passion.

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When Cape Pond Ice was founded in 1848, Mother Nature provided the refrigeration. These days, giant blocks of ice aren’t harvested from local ponds; they’re manufactured. On ice house tours year-round, you can watch the “coolest guys around” turn water into cold, hard cash. Inside this frosty factory, where 300 tons of ice are produced daily, antique hydraulic block upenders are everyday tools, and ice sculptures survive for decades. Cape Pond’s diverse product line includes everything from ice shot luges to three grades of chopped ice critical to Gloucester’s fishing industry. Plus, more than 15 years after actor John Hawkes wore a Cape Pond Ice T-shirt in The Perfect Storm, sales of logo wear still account for nearly 10 percent of revenues.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

FEEDING THE TORTOISE AT CAPE ANN MUSEUM

Don’t you love the fabulous and recently gifted Paul Manship “Tortoise” ❤

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The bronze “Tortoise” was modeled in 1916 and cast in 1999. The gift was made possible through the generous donations of Arthur N. Ryan, Henrietta Gates, Heaton Robertson, and attendees of the 2015 Women’s Luncheon. Read more about Paul Manship’s work at the Cape Ann Museum here.

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Perhaps Manship’s most well known work, it’s interesting to see how the plaza surrounding “Prometheus” has changed through the decades.

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THE MAGNIFICENT OLIVER HAZARD PERRY AT CAPE POND ICE!

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Thanks to Scott Memhard for the heads up that the magnificent Oliver Hazard Perry was docking at Cape Pond Ice this morning. While the Ice House crew provided the ship with water, which takes several hours, the Perry crew took a tour of Cape Pond Ice and then had an hour to tour around Gloucester. The OHP takes no passengers, everyone aboard is a working crew member or working student.

Although this is the Perry’s maiden voyage, the captain and crew did an excellent job docking the ship. She is anchored at Rockport Harbor this evening. The Oliver Hazard Perry will be returning to Gloucester in September for a longer stay and at that time, the public will be able to tour the ship. See my post from yesterday with photos of the Oliver Hazard Perry sailing into Gloucester and a link to track the Perry.

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Gloucester City Hall Through the OHP Rigging

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BEE SWARM AT CAPE POND ICE!

It’s that time of year when bee swarms occur. City Councilor Scott Memhard shares photos from a bee swarm at Cape Pond Ice. More photos and complete coverage tonight at 6pm!IMG_3130

Please leave a comment in the comment section if you are interested in removing the bee swarm.

From the Essex Count Beekeepers Association website:

Honeybee Swarm Information

If you have a swarm, you may call us, however please read below and make sure they are HONEY BEES first and not something else. We are not exterminators!
If you have a swarm, please call one of the contacts below right away, an email through ‘ecba contact’ will result in a delayed response.

SWARMS

Swarming is part of the natural reproductive life cycle of honey bees. The swarming season in Massachusetts usually begins in June and can last through August. Warmer weather, combined with an abundance of nectar and pollen stimulate the colony to increase in population. This causes over-crowding which prompts some bees to swarm so they can reproduce. Swarms usually emerge from the colonies between 10:00am and 2:00pm on warm sunny days. The old queen together with about half of the bees from the colony, leave the hive and cluster on a nearby object such as a fence or a small shrub. The swarm may remain for a few hours or one to two days while scout bees search for a permanent nesting site. Once found, the swarm will move to this site and establish a new colony. Bee swarms are NOT normally aggressive because they are gorged full of honey and homeless, which reduces their defensive behavior. A swarm will become increasingly defensive, if provoked, the longer it remains in a given location. In the original colony, a new queen emerges and continues to maintain the parent colony.

Below you will find a list of Essex County Beekeepers Association members that are willing to assist in the removal of swarms, answer bee related questions or point you in a direction to help resolve any bee related issue you may have. Beekeepers are listed by town for the general geographical area they are willing to respond to.

Please be aware that in some instances the physical location of the swarm may present challenges. For example, if a swarm is too high in a tree, retrieval may not be a reasonable or safe option. Swarms located in structures or otherwise concealed may require the skills of qualified craftsmen to dismantle and rebuild portions of that structure. The manpower and equipment necessary to complete this type of retrieval is an expense that the property owner is expected to bear.

 

CAPE POND ICE FEATURED ON FOX NEWS!

Scott Memhard writes, “Hi all – We are thrilled to have our Cape Pond Ice, Gloucester historic Ice House tour featured last night on FOX 61 TV’s Connecticut “Day Trippers” program.

Sarah Cody & her FOX 61 film crew visited Monday, and got a lot of great footage of ice company & Gloucester harbor action at Fort Wharf.”

See full story here:

http://fox61.com/2016/06/09/keep-cool-this-summer-at-historic-cape-pond-ice-in-gloucester-massachusetts/

 

ICE HOUSE ART HOUSE!

IceHouse Cape Pond Ice copyrightKim SmithCheck out the fantastic new gallery above Cape Pond Ice. The space is undergoing some changes but can’t you just imagine what a gorgeous gallery it will make? To debut the gallery, on display are Sue Memhard’s beautiful dreamlike series of paintings. Sue was Scott’s cousin. She passed away several years ago. Sue painted and lived in Wayland with her husband Jim Crisp. I had the pleasure of meeting Jim at the gallery today and you can too. Stop in tomorrow, Sunday, for the official grand opening of Ice House Art House.

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For more information about Sue’s paintings, poetry, and books visit Sue Memhard here.

Ice House Art House is open tomorrow from 10am to 3pm. 

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NEW GALLERY DEBUTING THIS WEEKEND: ART AT THE ICE HOUSE!

Debuting at this weekend’s Harbortown Arts Festival, we are pleased to announce our new “ART @ the Ice House” gallery at Cape Pond Ice Company, Fort Wharf, 104 Commercial Street, Gloucester.

We will be hosting an Open House / Gallery launch Saturday, Sunday &Monday, May 28 – 30, from 10 am – 3 pm.  A special retrospective of the paintings and art of Sue Memhard (1941-2011) will be featured. www.SueMemhard.com for more information about Sue’s life, creative passions, work and art.

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Gallery space to exhibit is also available – painting, pottery, sculpture & photography – so please contact us if interested in showing with us this summer. Email:  office@capepondice.com  Fort Wharf Arts Collective, Gallery @ Cape Pond Ice Company.

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GloucesterCast 174 With @CapePondIceCo Scott Memhard, @KimSmithDesigns @DonnaArd & @Joey_C Taped 3/22/16 #GloucesterMA #Podcast

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GloucesterCast 174 With @CapePondIceCo Scott Memhard, @KimSmithDesigns @DonnaArd & @Joey_C Taped 3/22/16

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Topics Include:

April 9th Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Info April 9th at Camp Spindrift- Come Enjoy The day with Us!

Dave Moore sent Donna stuff- I wanna hear the story about how Dave Moore Met His Korean wife

The Magnolia Art In The Schoolhouse Show details here

Beauport Princess for Easter Brunch

Duckworths’ Bistrot

One Hour At a Time Gang- Like Them On Facebook Here

Where:                 Main and Rogers

Time:                    8:00 – 9:00

When:                  Saturday, March 26, 2016

St Joseph and Easter Back To Back
Local Candy Joints For Easter candy

Joe Scarborough Does The Unthinkable And Tells Hillary Clinton To Smile

(Salon)I only described MSNBC host Joe Scarborough’s subtweet of Hillary Clinton as annoying to keep the trolls out. But let’s be honest, it’s subversively sexist. Call it casual sexism, call it ever day sexism, call whatever you’d like, but it’s flippant, cavalier and annoying at best and sexist in all likelihood.

Have you ever been accused of not smiling and does it drive you up a wall?

(Mashable)At this point, men have to know better than to tell a woman to smile. Hillary Clinton had an incredible night during Tuesday’s primaries, locking down Florida and sealing a surprise win in Ohio. But Joe Scarborough, host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, thought she could have acted, like, a little happier about it.

Snoring solutions- involves a sleep study- cpap machine- at that point dont you just have the person go into another bedroom?

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Ten Pound Island Meeting recap and Thoughts

Inviting Steve Douglass on to talk about tentative plans

Thursday 5:00 Mayor Sefatia- Thoughts and Concerns about Ten Pound Island at City Hall

 

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TEN POUND ISLAND: RECOGNIZING ITS PAST AND PLOTTING ITS FUTURE

Presentation by Ward One Councilor Scott Memhard tonight at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center. To learn more and see the full power point presentation come to the meeting at 7pm at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center..

“Perhaps the most innovative idea in the report is to consider creating a community boat house — possibly similar to the house boats moored along the Annisquam River — and a dock upon Ten Pound Island that could host the Gloucester High School and YMCA community sailing and boating skills programs, as well as other public programs and access for rowing and kayaking.”                           ~ Mayor’s Ad-Hoc Recreational Boating Committee, 2016

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Ten Pound Island Timeline

1644 Early settlers graze rams on the Island.

1817 Mariner Amos Story famously reports seeing a sea serpent (along with many others) near the Island. See account below.

1821 Ten Pound Island Lighthouse Station is established to safely guide mariners through Gloucester’s Inner Harbor.

1833-1849 Amos Story serves as Ten Pound Island Lighthouse Keeper.

1880 Winslow Homer stays with the lighthouse keeper during the summer creating over 50 watercolor paintings.

1881 Present conical cast iron tower, lined with brick, replaces original stone tower. Wooden keepers house is constructed.

1889 U.S. Fish and lobster hatchery is established.

1925 U.S. Coast Guard establishes first in the country air station, primarily to capture rumrunners during Prohibition.

1940 Lighthouse keeper’s wife Evelyn Hopkins honors Edward Snow, the Flying Santa who dropped Christmas presents from a plane for lighthouse keepers’ children, by nailing “Merry Christmas” boldly in newspaper, which could be read from the sky.

1954 Fish hatchery abandoned.

1956 Ten Pound island Light Station is decommissioned and replaced by a modern optic. The original fresnel lens is on display at the Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland.

1965 Keepers dwelling razed.

1988 The Lighthouse Preservation Society initiates restoration of Ten Pound Island Light.

1989 A modern optic was installed atop the tower and relit as a Federal aid to navigation.

1995 The oil house is restored.

1996 -1997 (*Possibly longer, checking dates) Shuttle to and from the Island is provided by the Gloucester Harbor Shuttle.

Currently, Ten Pound Island serves as an active aid to navigation.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COMMUNITY ~ CELEBRATING THE NEW PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN GLOUCESTER SEAFOOD PROCESSING AND FISHERMEN’S WHARF WITH 99 RESTAURANTS

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Today before an international delegation from the Seafood Expo North America held at the Gloucester House Restaurant luncheon, Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken announced a brand new partnership between Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub, Gloucester Seafood Processing, and Fishermen’s Wharf.  Ninety Nine will source local seafood from Gloucester to all of its 105 New England restaurants.

“The City of Gloucester would like to thank the Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub for this new business opportunity for the Gloucester seafood industry. The relationship between our city and the Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub would not have happened if it were not for the strength of Gloucester seafood and its world-renowned products, ” said Mayor Theken

“The Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub is based here in Massachusetts and as part of our culture, we strive to build local partnerships with communities across the region. We see today’s announcement, and our decisions to contract Gloucester Seafood as a smart way to support our efforts to offer healthy, fresh, local options to our guests,” said President Charlie Noyes. “We are proud to support the local economy and offer Gloucester seafood to our guests given its strong reputation in the marketplace.”Gloucester House SENA2016 Innovate Gloucester -9 kimsmithdesigns.com

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WANTED! Hollywood in Gloucester

Message from Scott Memhard at Cape Pond Ice:

WANTED – will exchange for new – your well worn Cape Pond Ice Navy crew neck (no hood) sweatshirts, size Medium and size Large, with our “New Style” logo – ie. the small “Cape Pond Ice – Gloucester MA – Pure Yankee Cold” on front left chest.

Folks visiting from Hollywood have a certain need – contact Scott or Larry at: coolestguys@capepondice.com if you can help  – your old sweatshirt may be famous!

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Little Italy on Main Street ~ 2014 Block Party Season Ends on a High Note!

Terri Gianni Gallo ©Kim Smith 2014Terri and Gianni Gallo with sister and friend

What fun was last night’s block party!!! The best event of the season was saved for the last, as the West End of Main Street Gloucester became “Little Italy.” The streets overflowed with hundreds of partygoers while Gianni and Terry Gallo broadcast live an episode of their new show, L’Italia Chiamò – Radio Show.L'Italia Chiamò ©Kim Smith 2014

cheese maker Luca Mignogna ©Kim Smith 2014Artisan cheese maker Luca Mignogna served samples of his outstanding cheeses as Chef Paolo La Boa created delicious appetizers of prosciutto, complemented with his signature pesto. Chef Paolo La Boa ©Kim Smith 2014The slew of Vespas parked out front of Caffe Sicilia caused everyone to stop and oogle.Vespas ©Kim Smith 2014 copy

I wished I could have stayed for the entire evening but unfortunately had to hurry home. Looking forward to next year’s Block Parties although, I don’t know how they’ll ever top last night’s event!

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Lisa Griffiths, also known as The Nutty Red Head, gets carded by Robin at the Cave–it makes her day!

Goddess Family ©Kim Smith 2014jpgThe Goddess Family ~ Franny, Tony, Samantha, and Baby Woody

Scott Memhard Lise Breen ©kim Smith 2014Scott Memhard with Hannah, Andrea, and Lise advocating for the “College Success Program in Gloucester.”

Fred and Valerie ©kim Smith 2014Fred and Valerie