Monthly Archives: June 2009

This Just In- WWKIP

This just in from Kat Valentine-
Gloucester’s First WWKIP Event – Saturday, Stage Fort Park

Mark Your Calenders: World Wide Knit in Public Day is Coming up Fast
Hosted by: Coveted Yarn
Location: Stage Fort Park
Time: 10-3
Date: June 13, 2009

How to get there:
We have reserved the Gazebo for WWKIPD from 10-3. Stage Fort Park is a really cool, kid friendly place and we encourage people to knit everywhere there. Take Rt 128N to Gloucester, At Rotary take 1st exit onto Washington St. Follow Washington St until you see a Joan of Arc Statue, merge right onto Middle St. Then turn right onto Western Ave. After the Bridge take the first left and you are in Stage Fort Park.

Please bring:
Stage Fort Park has: Playground for the kids, Public Bathrooms, A local eatery next to the park, Lots of history, Ocean breezes so dress appropriately, Hopefully lots of sun so see above. I would bring anything you would need for a day of picnicking at a park, plus maybe swimming suits etc. as there are great beaches here too. Yarn and supplies will not be sold at the park.

The backup plan is:
We are from Gloucester, we don’t worry about the weather since it is just going to change anyway. When the sun comes out you can always lay yourself flat to dry!

This KIP is not knitting exclusive, bring some crochet if you like
There are free bathrooms available

UPDATE: We are working on some live music, some ergonomic knitting instruction and more. We are going to make this as much fun as possible!

Kathleen Valentine

Tomorrow Saturday: Convenient Medicine Disposal!

medsThe Gloucester Democratic City Committee, though its Public Service Committee, is publicizing and supporting the City of Gloucester’s Medications Disposal Program.  Specifically, several of us will help collect outdated and used medications this Saturday, June 13, from 10 to 12, at the Rose Baker Senior Center Parking Lot.  The Center is located at 6 Manuel F. Lewis Street in downtown Gloucester.

As you may know, keeping unused medications on hand is a public health risk, especially if they’re found by children and young people.  Flushing medications down the toilet is bad for both public health and the environment.

Please check your own medicine cabinet for old medications, both prescription and over-the-counter items.  Vitamins, veterinary medications, narcotics, pills, and liquids will also be accepted.  This material will be appropriately destroyed by the Gloucester Police Department.  (Other items – such as syringes, needles, thermometers, IV bags, personal care products, empty containers, and the like – will not be accepted.)

Please also pass the word to friends and neighbors.  We hope to see you Saturday morning!  Thank you.

Mike Wheeler
Chair, GDCC Public Service Committee

You’re a good show, Charlie Brown: Family classic delights in Gloucester

By Sally Applegate / Correspondent for the Beacon

Wed Jun 10, 2009, 04:04 PM EDT

Gloucester – Happiness is … putting the right show and the right cast together on the right stage.

There is a marvelous production of the Broadway hit musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” playing through June 21 at the Gloucester Stage Company. Kicking off its 30th anniversary season with this little gem of a show, the theater has picked a winner to celebrate Gloucester’s Pathways for Children, the leading provider of programs for children on Cape Ann. Local benefactors have subsidized free tickets for many area children through Pathways and other organizations.

The show has been well cast with polished professional singer/actors, and director Scott LeFeber uses the intimate stage nicely for this family show. The little theater seats the audience on three sides of the projecting stage, so every seat in the house is close to the action. To read more, click here to take you to the Beacon article.

Did You Get Your Hive Sticka!

Jon Conant from TheHiveCapeAnn and Everlution Forms brought a pile of these Hive Stickers to The Blogapalooza Event/Cape Ann Beer and Blog.  Click this text for more info on how you can get a free Hive Cape Ann Sticka!

Did You Get Your Hive Sticka!, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Twin Light Soda T Shirts At Alexandra’s Bread

Yawn…… just another cool ass local item for sale at Alexandra’s Bread.  The hits just keep coming!  Also available othere classics from our childhood- Orangeade and Lemon & Lime styles.

If you haven’t stopped by there yet you’re missing out on a local gem for sure. Here’s a detailed map- Alexandra’s Bread Map- Now you have no excuse.

Beautiful Industry – Block

 This is one of many blocks aboard the Plan B, a former tuna seiner that is being converted to a herring seiner by the folks at Cape Seafood on the State Fish Pier.  The reason they are converting the Plan B is because the boat had seine history for herring.  During summer area closures which restrict the Cape Seafoods Mid-Water Trawling herring boats from fishing for herring, seine boats are allowed to fish for them.   So now they will still be able to catch and provide fresh lobster bait rather than rely on costly frozen lobster bait for their customers.

Beautiful Industry – Block, originally uploaded by captjoe06.