Monthly Archives: August 2010

Harbor Loop Concert!

Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents last night brought out a large crowd for the free Harbor Loop Concert Series!

Click to view the slideshow of your neighbors!

Band

Crowd

Tally

A large camper was parked smack dab in the middle of the view, but Tally’s took care of it which drew cheers fro the crowd.

August 19 – Paula Karahalis Band, Phat Maxx

August 26  - TBA Very Special Guests!!

More Music in Gloucester…

Recovering Silence Retreat- THE WAY TO FREEDOM AND A GENUINELY HAPPY LIFE

Summer Retreat The - Recovering Silence, meditations and teachings in silent retreat setting

MEDITATIONS ON TRANQUILITY
THE WAY TO FREEDOM AND A GENUINELY HAPPY LIFE

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Meditation and Teaching Retreat with Lama Marut, Rich Blue and Lindsay Crouse

THE SUMMER RETREAT 2010
TEACHINGS AND MEDITATION IN
A SILENT RETREAT SETTING

AT THE GOVERNOR’S ACADEMY
Byfield, Massachusetts
AUGUST 25TH – AUGUST 29TH
Email | 978.879.8432
Secure Online RegistrationSecure Online Registration available
Led by Lama Marut and Cindy Lee
Lindsay Crouse and Rick Blue

In this complex, frightening time, each day we’re anxious scared, and tense.
We worry that our fears will hurt our health, and run in circles looking for relief.
There’s just no place to rest.

These five days are tailor-made for this.
Being silent is an act of kindness to yourself, and meditation is a place to rest.
But finding peace is not for you alone. Above all it can be a way to live.

Secure Online RegistrationSecure Online Registration available now

Questions or requests, please contact:
Claire Franklin 978.559.1263 / Alison Landoni 978.879.8432

The Beer Tent Got Their Liquor License- It’s On Baby!

I know some of you cyclocross fanatics are interested in the sport and all but the news that was most important to me was if the Beer would be flowing in the beer tent.

Well according to the Twitter Feed Of The GP of Gloucester- they have approval for beer and wine in the Beer Tent at The Brewers Gran Prix at Stage Fort Park

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Spectator Information

What is the Gran Prix of Gloucester?
What is Cyclocross?
What is the Verge New England Championship Cyclocross Series?
What is the North American Cyclocross Trophy (NACT)?
The Venue: Stage Fort Park

What is the Gran Prix of Gloucester?

Take a dramatic harborfront park at the height of fall foliage season. Set up a twisting grass, dirt and asphalt racecourse with challenging obstacles. Unleash a crowd of world class cyclists to charge through the sharp curves and jump the barriers. Add screaming, cowbell ringing fans incited by a dynamic announcers. What do you have? One of the premier bicycle races in the country, right here in Gloucester.

The Gran Prix of Gloucester is two days of national calibre races where competitors from all over the US, Canada & Europe converge to race on the most beautiful race course in North America.

What is Cyclocross?

The most spectator-friendly form of bicycle racing, regardless of whether you’ve seen a bicycle race or not, cyclocross can be enjoyed by everyone.

Cyclocross (or just ‘cross to the throngs that race week in and week out) is a relatively new discipline of cycling in the US. Though it’s been around since the early 1900′s in Europe, it wasn’t until the 1970′s that cyclocross races started sprouting up in the US.

Often called the “steeplechase of bicycle racing” cyclocross races are fast-paced and are dramatic for spectators. Riders compete on a twisting course comprised of grass, asphalt and dirt. At several parts of the course, riders are forced to dismount their bikes and run up steep terrain or jump over obstacles.

To learn more about cyclocross, check out our Cyclocross 101 featuring video clips from the 2003 race.

What is the Verge New England Championship Cyclocross Series?

The Verge New England Cyclocross Series is a six-race series of internationally sanctioned events where competitors from all over the US & Canada compete for points

What is the North American Cyclocross Trophy (NACT)?

The North American Cyclocross Trophy (NACT) created in 2008, is comprised of “the classic cyclocross races” of North America. Each race on the tour has a long history and represents the essence of the sport. Overall series prizes totaled over $7,000 in addition to daily prize totals making it the richest cyclocross series outside of Europe.

The Venue: Stage Fort Park

Overlooking historic Gloucester Harbor and bound on two sides by Cressey and Half Moon Beaches, Stage Fort Park offers picnic areas with barbecue pits, a full Visitor Information center, a playground for the kids, and plenty of parking!

For additonal information on Stage Fort Park, the Essex National Heritage Area website is an excellent resource.

Just what is ‘cyclocross’?
Cyclocross 101

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Kevin Riley Benefit

Hi Joey, Need to generate some buzz for our event, can you help? Dear Friends, Kevin Riley ( age 14 yrs) has been diagnosed and is undergoing treatment for bone cancer. The cancer was found in his leg on his birthday after he broke his leg playing baseball. He is undergoing treatment at Jimmy Fund Clinic and Children’s Hospital in Boston. Kevin and family will have allot of needs in the upcoming months. Prayers for Kevin are requested. Please feel free to copy this event and pass it on………..

We will provided updated information on different events for Kevin as our planning proceeds.

Thank you for your help and prayers!

UPDATE: any check donations should be made out to the Gloucester Fund

send to 13 western avenue, glo ma 01930 C/O Brian Wall

want a personal update from the family? kevin_update@verizon.net

Events planned:

August 19th 7pm at Boudreau Feild (stage fort park entrance)

Baseball game with Kevin’s team versus the adult all stars!

please come: family fun for a good cause

the concession stand will be open- please pass this even on to friends and family!

Gloucester Fisherman Tri Trailer from Gallo Productions

Janda Ricci-Munn Forwards Us The Trailer For The Gloucester Fisherman Tri soon to be on sale-

Janda writes-

Here’s the 2010 GFT video teaser for the DVD that Gallo Productions put together!  The DVD will be available for sale shortly with all net proceeds benefiting the GFAA.

We’re already planning for next year’s race.  Bigger and better things to come.  In the mean time, you can reminisce about Sunday!

I’ll be sure to let you all know when and where it will be available

Sailing thanks and pix

Bill Rothchild contacted GMG through our contact tab at the top of the page.  He asked about renting sailboats for his family.  A few emails later and Bill showed his family a great time thanks to the warm hospitality of the SailGHS Program.

Bill Rothchild writes-

Hey Joe:

We just got home and wanted to express once again our gratitude to you for setting us up with SailGHS! We met Patty and Hillary at Solomon Landing and they ferried us out to the boats, where we boarded a Rhodes 19 captained by Will, one of the program participants.
We sailed out past 10 Pound, then had a few drops of rain. It was great to get out on the waters of Gloucester Harbor! We had a great time- the ladies even supplied some snacks for us. Judging by the pictures we are sending, I think Hillary, Patty and Tracy (Will’s mom) also had a good time.
We come to Gloucester every year. It made us feel very good to have an opportunity to give back to Gloucester by supporting the sailing program. Hope everyone likes the pix and the best of luck to SailGHS, an important link
the sailing heritage of a historical city.

Bill Rothschild

http://www.goodmorninggloucester.com

Anyone interested in sailing-  students and adults alike, can contact Patti Page at either sailghs@yahoo.com or by calling  978-283-4676.
Patti Page, Administrator, SailGHS