Monthly Archives: October 2009

Cape Ann Artisans invites public to visit them at work on 26th annual tour

From the Beacon-

Cape Ann Artisans celebrates its 26th Open Studio Tour, where visitors can meet professional artists and watch them work on their creations. Artisans include painters, photographers, sculptors, potters, and jewelers. The tour dates are Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Oct. 10, 11 and 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The tour is free and open to the public.

Thirteen professional artists, situated along the scenic coastline of Gloucester and Rockport will welcome visitors to their studios during the Columbus Day weekend.

This year the tour begins in Gloucester at the new waterside studio of Bart Stuyf, whose sculptural work using wood and copper features garden fountains with fish, birds or whimsical dancing frogs.

In downtown Gloucester, Beth Williams employs an ancient Venetian technique to make glass beads. These become unique brilliantly colored necklaces, earrings and brooches. During the tour someone will be demonstrating with the torch.

To read more, click here to take you to the Beacon article

MS Fram Pics From Aboard The Ship From Cynthia Hill

MS Fram Pics From Aboard The Ship From Cynthia Hill, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

From FOB Cynthia Hill-

Hi cutie,
Totally wonderful to see you today…..sorry, nobody could visit the bridge today, as the Coasties were aboard, in deep discussion with the Captain, but I did take a few pictures – poor ones, but pictures none the less.
This is an exploration ship, spending most of her time in and around the Arctic Circle, Greenland and the Antarctica – this is a repositioning cruise, which is generally lower in cost, to get the ship to South America to begin the winter season in Antartica.
The FRAM’s skipper, Captain Arnvid Hansen was the captain who rescued 154 passengers from MS Explorer, after she hit an iceberg and sank in 2007. Captain Hansen was the skipper of the Nordnorge at the time, and executed a perfect recovery, saving all involved.
The FRAM was built two years ago, and can hold 391 passengers. The furnishings are crisp,bright and have the clean lines of typical Scandinavian style.  Have attached a few pictures, including, Capt. Joey’s, from the Observation Lounge.
Sorry, Joey….I know you wanted the bridge.
See you next week,
Hugs,
Cynthia

View Of Captain Joe and Sons From The Top Deck Of The MS Fram

View Of Captain Joe and Sons From The Top Deck Of The MS Fram

MS Fram Pics From Aboard The Ship From Cynthia Hill

MS Fram Pics From Aboard The Ship From Cynthia Hill

Cabin Pic Aboard The MS Fram

Cabin Pic Aboard The MS Fram

Watch out for THE BUG!

sickYesterday at school we had 5 kids out with the stomach bug…ya know, vomiting etc. So it was a relatively easy day until mid-morning when I started to feel kinda lousy, but I never get sick when the kids do. WRONG!!! I got home at 1:30 and I thought I was gonna die. My head was pounding. Every muscle ached. For the next several hours, I alternated between my bed and the bathroom. After a half a liter of warm ginger ale and 2 pieces of toast, I slept all night and woke up this morning feeling almost 100% better!

So if  you’ve got kids or you work with them, you’ll probably get exposed to this nasty little bug. I don’t wish it on anyone!

MS Fram visits Gloucester October 8, 2009

The MS Fram was in port yesterday.  I scooted down there to get some pics for you guys.  My ultimate goal was to get aboard by flashing my Good Morning Gloucester Press Badge and asking the Captain for a tour of the Bridge so I could videotape it for y’all but security was tighter than a a bull’s ass come fly season.  They were stopping everyone who wanted to get past the barricades at Cruiseport, even the people that worked there.

Luckily I know some folks that got me past the velvet rope and  got some shots for you.  Not to mention FOB Cynthia Hill who got us some shots aboard the boat.

View Of The Towering MS Fram From Inside The Seaport Grill

View Of The Towering MS Fram From Inside The Seaport Grill

MS Fram Lifeboat

MS Fram Lifeboat- Click For Full Size Version

MS Fram Lifeboat- Click Pic For Full Size Version

MS Fram Lifeboat- Click Pic For Full Size Version

Pics From Cynthia Hill coming at 11AM

GHS Football vs Beverly Pics From David Cox

David Cox once again provides us with a couple hundred shots from the Gloucester vs Beverly High beating that the Fishermen put on the Black and Orange.  Slide show at 4PM

GHS Football vs Beverly Pics From David Cox

GHS Football vs Beverly Pics From David Cox

GHS Football vs Beverly Pics From David Cox

GHS Football vs Beverly Pics From David Cox

GHS Football vs Beverly Pics From David Cox

GHS Football vs Beverly Pics From David Cox

GHS Football vs Beverly Pics From David Cox

GHS Football vs Beverly Pics From David Cox