Monthly Archives: April 2009

Gorton’s Seafoods Gallery At Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center

Getting pictures of stuff behind glass is a challenge, especially without a tripod and with funky lighting but this gives you a little glimpse of some of Gloucester’s fishing past which has been preserved and displayed here.  You just gotta go check out the exhibit at The Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center.  These are original advertisement and packaging from Gorton’s back in the day.  There’s just a ton to look at and discover here.

Museum offers kayak building course

Essex – The Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum is offering a kayak building course May 2-9, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Waterline Center, 66 Main St., Essex. Class size is limited to six students.

The kayak design is based on traditional skin covered kayaks used by the Inuit Eskimos. Instructor is Rick Eliot. Students will build their own kayaks, custom-designed to meet their particular interests. The finished kayak is a work of art, ultra light (30 pounds or less), durable, and beautiful.

All tools and materials are provided; no prior carpentry skills required. Tuition is $1,200, or $1,100 for students, school teachers, husband-wife twin boats, or special cases. Advance registration is required; call 978-768-7541. For information, visit www.essexshipbuildingmuseum.org .

Movie – “Gomorrah”

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THE CAPE ANN COMMUNITY CINEMA
(at Gloucester Stage)
267 East Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
978/282-1988

SHOWTIMES: Thursday, 4/23 @ 7:15pm; Friday, 4/24 @ 7:15pm & 9:30pm; Saturday 4/25 @ 7:15pm & 9:30pm; Sunday 4/26 @ 7:15pm

Director Matteo Garrone’s epic, mesmerizing tour-de-force about Naples’ infamous Camorra was a critical sensation at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Grand Prize. A sweeping drama with documentary-like realism, the film explores the mafia’s vice-like hold on all aspects of life in the regions of Naples and Caserta. In Italian with English subtitles.

“The film is a curative for the romanticism of ‘The Godfather’ and ‘Scarface’.” -Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“It’s ugly. It’s powerful. But it’s hard to look away. ” -Stephen Rea, Philadephia Inquirer

“Don’t look for resolution, romanticism, or comic relief in this underworld tour, shot 
 with a fast, you-are-there look and no pity; you won’t find picaresque goodfellas or Sopranos-style ziti eaters here. Instead, there’s the power of damning truth.” -Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

Movie – “Playing For Change: Songs Around The World”

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THE CAPE ANN COMMUNITY CINEMA
(at Gloucester Stage)
267 East Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
978/282-1988

SHOWTIMES: Friday & Saturday, April 24 & 25 @ 5:00pm & 6:00pm; Monday & Tuesday, April 27 & 28 @ 7:00pm & 8:00pm

From the award-winning documentary, “Playing For Change: Peace Through Music” comes the first of many “songs around the world” being released independently. Featured in the show (and below) is a cover of the Ben E. King classic by musicians around the world adding their part to the song as it travelled the globe. Also featured is Bob Marley’s “One Love.” Special $5.00 ticket price.

Hydraulic Pile Driver

This hydraulic pile driver was laying on the side of the road on the Essex Causeway.  I imagine they are doing work on to get the marinas in the Essex River ready for boating season.  To give you an idea of how it works I found this cool graphic on the Powerquip Industrial Co website.

For those of you who don’t know what a pile driver is (no, it’s not a hemorrhoid removal technique), it hammers pilings into the ground for support to build on top of.  The harbor is a place where you see many piling supported buildings.

You can click this text to see pictures of Hydraulic Pile Drivers in use in different applications.

Pile Driver, originally uploaded by captjoe06.


Little Donna Ardizzone

I’m not gonna tell Donna who sent in this picture.  She will have to figure this out on her own :) Wasn’t she a cute child?

Donna is one of the group of good eggs in the “One Hour at a Time Gang” who have been meeting on Saturday mornings to clean an area of the city that could use some clean up.  They decide on an area and meet Saturday mornings for an hour or so and get it done.

Little Donna Ardizzone, originally uploaded by captjoe06.


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One Hour at a Time Gang

Looking forward to seeing as many people and thank you.

Donna Ardizzoni

Business Manager

Circle Consulting Group

PO Box 5506

Gloucester, MA 01930

978-526-9222

www. circleconsulting.com