Local Pulse Show 185 | 04-22-17

Literary Festival, Belleville Roots & Councilor Cronin

This week Joe’s guests were:

Vicki Hendrickson & Jen Entwistle, from the 12th Annual Newburyport Literary Festival. We talked about this year’s theme, “Drawing Readers In” and the 2017 honoree, Jeff Kinney, author of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” We also talked about various other events during the festival. Learn more at www.NewburyportLiteraryFestival.org.

Ken Irwin, from the Belleville Roots Music Series, with his encyclopedic knowledge of music, about the upcoming concert with Three Women and The Truth. (and a mention of National Record Store Day!)

Bob Cronin, Newburyport Ward 3 City Councilor (website) and candidate for Mayor, about a variety of topics of what’s happening in Newburyport, and why he decided to run for mayor.

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Local Pulse Show 184 | 04-15-17

Pow Wow Cleanup & The Daily News

This week Joe’s guests were:

Asia Scudder & E.J. Ouellette, who are organizing a Benefit for the Pow Wow River Cleanup. E.J. was kind enough to play some fiddle for us, and we talked about the need for cleaning up the Pow Wow River (they’ve actually found, not 1, but 2 safes in the river!) Get your tickets here for the fundraiser, which will be held on April 22 at The Crossbar Pub, featuring E.J. Ouellette and Crazy Maggy.

Richard Lodge, Managing Editor of The Daily News of Newburyport (Facebook). We talked about the decisions made in the news room and by the editorial staff (especially important in an local election year), and the newspaper’s staff. We also talked about some of the “hot button” issues in the area, such as historic preservation, the “1690 House,” Waterfront West, and much more!

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Local Pulse Show 183 | 04-08-17

Lucy Larcom, Chamber of Commerce, Rep. Kelcourse,

This week Joe’s guests were:

Ed Mair, local historian, to discuss his upcoming lecture at the First Religious Society in Newburyport. His lecture is about poet, author, and what we can only describe as a “firecracker” in her time, Lucy Larcom, a friend and collaborator of John Greenleaf Whittier

Ann Ormond, Newburyport Chamber of Commerce, about their 51st Annual Meeting, the work of the Chamber, Chamber membership, and more! (Facebook)

State Representative James Kelcourse, about Tough Ruck 2017, to support veterans and first responders, and of course, we talked a bit about state and local budgets. (Facebook)

Luca Mignona, artisanal cheesemaker from Wolf Meadow Farm, about his out-of-this-world cheeses, the shop, and how buying locally supports more than the business from whom you buy.

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Local Pulse Show 182 | 04-01-17

Godspell, Quentin & Sanctuary Cities

This week Joe’s guests were:

Rev. Ross Varney, Camille Garro, Janie Zaniboni, and Jamie Welch, who are involved in the Belleville Church’s production of Godspell (Facebook).

Quentin Callewaert, local guitarist, who played some music and filled us in on what’s happening in his music career and where he’ll be playing. (YouTube)

Newburyport City Councilor Charlie Tontar and Julia DiBiase, who discussed sanctuary cities and the implications for local cities.

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Local Pulse Show 181 | 03-25-17

Quebeçois concert, Monte Carlo Night & Buttermilk Baking

This week Joe’s guests were:

Ken Irwin, from the Belleville Roots Music Series (Facebook), to talk about the world-class music brought to Newburyport by the Series, and their upcoming concert with Quebeçois band, Le Vent du Nord.

Claude Elias, chair of Monte Carlo Night to support the work of the Newburyport Education Foundation. Buy your ticket by March 31 and get a $25 gift card to Oregano Pizzeria & Ristorante.

Ashley Bush, from Buttermilk Baking Company (Facebook), who brought in some delicious baked goods for Joe and Gregg to sample.

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Local Pulse Show 180 | 03-18-17

Veteran Fundraiser & Mayor Donna Holaday

This week Joe’s guests were:

Larry Murphy, who is organizing a fundraiser to support veterans and active service military, called a Toast to Our Troops. www.toasttoourtroops.com

Mayor Donna Holaday, in her semi-regular visit to the show. We talked about the recent snow storm, the parking garage, the City’s health insurance plan and the expected increase in cost, the “start school later” movement, and much more.

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Local Pulse Show 171 | 01-14-2017

Newbury Special Town Meeting; Addiction Awareness Concert; The Coop Rotisserie

This week Joe’s guests were:

Geof Walker, Chair of the Newbury Board of Selectmen, and Eric Svahn, Chair of the Newbury Municipal Building Committee – There’s a special town meeting in Newbury on January 31. We talked about why there’s a need for a new police station and upgrades to Town Hall.  Here’s the warrant for the town meeting.

Ben Eramo and Sean Godbout – We talked about the Addiction Awareness Concert at Triton High School on January 28, and Ben played some music for us. If you’re a Billy Joel fan, be sure to listen … this was a real treat.

Elvis Jimenez-Chavez, owner of The Coop Rotisserie in Amesbury (Facebook). We talked about Elvis’ background, the concept for his restaurant, and the menu.

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Ben Eramo, playing Billy Joel songs. (Sean Godbout, looking on.)

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Local Pulse Show 170 | 01-07-2017

Newburyport Art Association, Essex County Community Foundation, and VASA

This week Joe’s guests were:

Elena Bachrach, Executive Director of the Newburyport Art AssociationFacebook – Joe and Elena discussed the work and mission of the Art Association, the upcoming winter juried show, and more.  Guess what? You don’t need to be an artist to join the NAA!  Go to the free reception at the NAA on January 14 at 7:00 pm.

Dave Edwards, CEO of the Essex County Community FoundationFacebook – What is the ECCF? Who it serves? We discussed it all, as well as the ongoing investigation of the quality of life in Essex County, and what’s coming up for the ECCF.  The ECCF has a “low profile,” but a big impact on Essex County.

Sean Toomey, Restaurateur, Owner of VASA Waterfront Kitchen & Bar, and CRAVE – We talked about the opening of the new VASA in Salisbury and the concept of the new restaurant. Finally, we talked about how social media plays into the restaurant business.

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Local Pulse Show 169 | 12-31-2016

Sheriff Cousins & Ed Cameron

This week, on Local Pulse Show 169, Joe’s guests were:
Sheriff Frank Cousins – Outgoing Sheriff of Essex County – We discussed the job of sheriff, the surprising aspects of the position, and discussed the work of Sheriff Cousins over the past 20 years.  The Essex County Sheriff Department’s website is here.
Ed Cameron – Councilor at Large and Chair of the Planning & Development Committee of the City Council.  We discussed the recently revealed concept of New England Development for Waterfront West.  More information on the proposal may be found here.
Local Pulse Show 169 originally aired on December 31, 2016.

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Joe talking with Councilor Ed Cameron - Local Pulse Show 169

Joe and Councilor Cameron, discussing Waterfront West

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Local Pulse Show 167 | 12-17-2016

Christmases of the Past & a Visit with the Mayor

This week, on Local Pulse Show 167, Joe’s guests were:

Jay Williamson – In his annual pre-Christmas visit with us, local historian Jay Williamson came in to talk about how we celebrated Christmas throughout history. NOTE: Due to a technical glitch, only a portion of our conversation with Jay was recorded. Out apologies to our listeners and to Jay. Here’s a link to our conversation with Jay last year. 

Mayor Donna Holaday – In our semi-regular interview with Mayor Holaday we first talked about New England Development’s concept for Waterfront West. We also talked about the progress and status of the Waste Water Treatment Facility, as well as the extension of the Rail Trail, the Parking Garage, a recent new resident meeting, the Brown School RFP, and more. The Mayor’s blog may be found here and the City’s official Facebook page, here.

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Local Pulse Show 167 originally aired on December 17, 2016.

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