Monthly Archives: July 2010

Honesty In Food- Chickity Check It! Author Jane Ward’s Food and Fiction

When reading and looking at Author Jane Ward’s Food and Fiction Blog there is one thing that strikes me immediately and that is the honesty in her food.

Not overly dressed or overly prepared, her dishes are simple and elegant and let the gorgeous beauty of nature’s bounty tell the honest story.

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Chickity Check Out her Blog Here

When I had first met Jane it was at The Market Restaurant At Lobster Cove when we had a North Shore Bloggers dinner and true story I didn’t recognize her at the table because I was expecting someone much older from her twitter pic that she had at the time.  (Good job on the new pic Jane. Much better)

you can follow her on twitter as well- @authorjane

some pics from Jane’s Blog-

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Community Announcements- Murder Mystery – Celebrate Gloucester-YMCA Gymnastic & Cheerleading Summer Rec Programs

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Celebrate Gloucester Sponsored by National Grid is the first ever concert and

celebration on the I4-C2 property at 65 Rogers Street, recently purchased by the

City of Gloucester.

Grammy-award winning national recording artists will join local legends in a

celebration of music, local food and the working waterfront to kick off Gloucester’s

downtown revitalization.

Net proceeds will be donated to The Gloucester Fund earmarked for downtown

revitalization. The Gloucester Fund will award grants based on input from the

public. Beginning next week, anyone can nominate an existing project or charity

dedicated to revitalizing downtown Gloucester. Go to CelebrateGloucester.com and

complete the Nomination Form. Beginning September 1st, people can vote for their

favorite project or charity. Voting ends September 30th. The Gloucester Fund will

divide the proceeds equally among the top 3 vote-getters.

Much of the costs are being covered by National Grid, BirdsEye, the Gloucester

Daily Times and our supporting sponsors BankGloucester, Circle Consulting, M.B.T.

Electric and RMD, Inc. These generous donors make it possible for more proceeds

to be available for The Gloucester Fund. A few sponsorships are still available.

Sponsors will be heavily promoted in traditional and new media.

Entertainment Lineup

Grammy-Award winning Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers will join local singer,

Henri Smith and his band New Orleans Friends and Flavours.

National recording artist Roomful of Blues “swings as convincingly as it rocks”

(Washington Post) and “makes for a rollicking good time” (Chicago Sun Times).

Several of Gloucester’s best local musicians – details TBA.

Fresh Local Food & Seafood Throwdown with Local Celebrity Chefs

Local lobstermen will offer lobsters to be cooked and eaten at the concert. Local

restaurants and vendors will provide an array flavors for sale to concertgoers.

Popular local chefs will compete in a Seafood Throwdown cooking a mystery fish

selection provided by local fishermenGeneral Admission Tickets are $15. VIP Packages are available for $95. VIP

Packages include exclusive access to the VIP tent, meet & greet with performers

free on-site parking, free food, and a few surprises. Tickets are available on-line at

CelebrateGloucester.com and will be available at various Gloucester locations soon.

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Gymnastic & Cheerleading Summer Rec Programs at the YMCA!

Ages: Varied, see below

Session Length: One week, Monday-Friday

Sessions offered:

Session 6 Gymnastic Coed, ages 6-11-  July 26th0 30th

9 Cheer-Fit Coed. age-13-17    August 16-20th

10 Gymnastic Coed, ages 6-11    August 23rd-27th!

Time: 9:00am-12:00 Noon

Our trained and experienced staff will help your child realize thier potential while participating in this fun-filled week. Camp will also include time in our pool!

Fee: $135

Location: Cape Ann YMCA Program Director: Katy Milne, 978.283.0470 , milnek@northshoreymca.org

Rocky Neck Art Colony Presents- Nights On The Neck This Thursday-

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Gloucester -  The Rocky Neck Art colony presents an evening of performance and entertainment from 5:30 to 9:00 pm. at Nights on the Neck, Thursday, August 5, 2010, on Rocky Neck.

Performers and entertainers include:

Three Sheets to the Wind, a group of local musicians and Schooner Adventure crew members, are preserving the history of maritime work songs (chanteys) and forebitter songs.

Carol St. John will explain how graphology (the study of handwriting) works, talk about appropriate uses, and call for participants to contribute handwritings to demonstrate its validity for a fun, friendly, positive event.

Rick Drost began singing with a Kingston Trio-style group in high school, continued in a small folk group in college, then a glee club, and an opera chorus. He started writing and singing around coffeehouses in DC and New England in the ‘70s, finally settling in Cambridge, MA, where he was a member of the folk-rock group Parts and Labor. He performs at least once a week, wherever he goes.

Catherine Strisik has been active in the writing community of Taos, New Mexico, for over 26 years. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications including The Cafe Review, The Comstock Review, Peregrine, Northwest Review, War, Literature and the Arts, and others. Her new book, Thousand-Cricket Song, from which she will be reading, is receiving much acclaim.

Laura Dow / Zumba. Working out can be healthy, rewarding, and beneficial; it can be lots of things, but it’s never been known to be an exhilarating experience… until Zumba! The Zumba program fuses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a fitness program that will blow you away. Laura will present three Zumba rhythms ~ Salsa, Tango, and Flamenco~ to give you a taste of the program that’s taking the world by storm.

Click here For Photos From Past Events At The Rocky Neck Art Colony Website

Please Welcome Wyatt Julius O’Neil to the World!

Congratulations To Randy and Momma Stephanie

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In case you were wondering, yeah Randy picked the middle name in honor of Dr J.

Hey Look Randy He has More Hair Than You Already!  I figure in a year or so he’ll have more than me too!

Wyatt has a great start with two of Gloucester’s finest in Randy and Stephanie as parents.