Monthly Archives: August 2010

Where Am I?

Secreted off island I took this shot at dawn.

I won’t be back for another week and then I am going to try to find out where the Rockport Gender sign went!

Did one of those sixteen homeland security cameras see anything? Was the sign being paddled down the Annisquam? If all of Paul F’s rocks can be found we can certainly find our gender signs.

Free Dance Lesson at the State Fish Pier?

Tomorrow There will be a free Dance Lesson at The State Fish Pier.

Come Learn “The Traditional Gloucesterman Dance” usually performed after a Successful Fishing Trip.

This Dance hasn’t been seen in Years.

GMGs own Joey will be the Instructor!

Example Below

Bring your own Fish.

 

 

“May you slip a little, drift a little, swim way out…”

As you pass through
the seasons of yourself…
May you slip a little,
drift a little,
swim way out,
lose yourself occasionally
in the fragrance
and the fire,
be a little blown away,
be a little certain,
find the hearth that waits for you
in every kind of weather.

Congratulations to Ruthanne Collinson,
leading contender for Poet Laureate of Gloucester!
Ruthanne (Rufus) Collinson is the leading contender to succeed John Ronan as the city’s next poet laureate with approval by the Committee for the Art’s Poet Laureate Selection Panel.

She has worked as a journalist, photographer, bookkeeper and turkey farmer. Her poems have appeared in various journals for the field of experiential education. Two books of her poetry have been published by Folly Cove Books, Turning the Stones (1997) and Traveling to You (2008). Rufus is currently Manager of Communications for Project Adventure and lives in Gloucester. Read more of her poetry…

August 29th Gloucester Event -Free Vendor Tables!

Dear Potential Vendors and Organizations!

Subject: SoberConnections.net & Cape Ann YMCA Camp Spindrift Event

I’m writing you since you showed an express interest in participating in our August 29 2010 upcoming
event called “End of Summer Splash”. We are scheduled to open the Gates around 12-12:30 PM and
the live music and events will be from 1-6PM. This is a Rain or Shine Event.

This is totally FREE to you the vendor, just set up and good luck! Since this is our first large event,
we cannot promise what our turnout is going to be, it could be 50 or 500. That being the case, we felt
that we couldn’t charge for vendor or organization booths.

This Event is the vision of SoberConnections.net being hosted at Cape Ann’s YMCA Camp Spindrift, 13 Atlantic Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930.

We at Sober Connections are striving to create events for the sober communities here on the North
Shore, and hopefully expand across the state. Our Social Website, http://www.SoberConnections.net has
started picking up people from all across the country! Our goal is to bring to the sober community a true
sense community awareness that there are fun things to do without the use and abuse of alcohol and
or drugs, and with our website, a forum for people to find or share these events whether it be just a
group of people heading to the movies, or a large event like we are pulling together for this venue.

We have been creating smaller venue events now for about 8 months, mostly local bands and dances,
but are stretching our wings to do this outdoor Bands and Barbeque Family Time event in the hopes of
raising monies not only for Camp Spindrift, but also for our quest to become nonprofit.

Ok enough said. Our venue for August 12, 2010 incorporate the following

*Local live bands and music from 1-6pm

*A barbeque that is included in the ticket pricing

*Children’s activities and games

*The use of Camp Spindrift’s Pool with lifeguards

*And hopefully you, the vendors and organizations, to help the parents and kids break up the
afternoon and do some worthwhile shopping or organization awareness!

What we would like from you if you’re interested in setting up, is to just answer the following questions
and contact info, and e-mail it (or snail mail with a quick telephone confirmation) back to us at

Danield@SoberConnections.net. Please let us know as well if you cannot so I don’t send out an annoying follow up e-mail.. lol.

VENDOR INFO NEEDED:

•Vendor Organization Name?

•Vendor Organization info?

•Type of Goods or Organizational program?

•Setup Space needed?

Thanks for responding back to us, and we hope you have a Profitable (in sales or
knowledge) and Fun time with us!

Daniel R Driscoll
President/Creator
SoberConnections. net

We would like to have you onsite to setup before 11:30am so we may organize your vehicles and have
a nice clean festive look for the ticket holders when they start filtering in around 12:30ish.

The Rockport Legion Band ~ This Sunday

click here >   http://rockportlegionband.wordpress.com/


August 9, 2010

Concert No.6, August 15, 2010

Time – 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Jason Howard leads the band this week. Planned music includes selections from both “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Dances with Wolves”; marches by Hall, Sousa, Jewell, and Huff; a suite of ballet music by Jacques Offenbach; song medleys by Vincent Youmans and Johnny Mercer; plus some swing, some ragtime, some Italian songs and show tunes from Broadway.

As always, bring your own seating and some money for popcorn. Copies of the RLB CD will also be available.

The Tide Rips at The Rhumbline

The Tide, featuring Gordon & Jock Baird and Dave Koen
The  Rhumbline
Railroad Ave
Gloucester 978-283-9732
Sunday, Aug 15    8 – 11 p.m.

A Sunday Spectacular Special Setlist. Kick the family out and join The Gloucester Beatles, the singing  Baird Bros. & Dr. Dave to dance the night away, singing along to songs you haven’t heard for decades but you know every word to them.  Eat, drink and be merry ~ Don’t be shied or fried, get Pied with The Tide ~ at the Rhumbline,  Gloucester’s rock’n’roll love shack  it’s nothing but fun and Fred will autograph your shoe.

Fish Box Derby Safety Inspections August 29th

Greg Bover writes-

stinger

Hey Joey,

Thanks for giving us a little space to remind folks that the Fish Box Derby is coming up fast. The race is Sunday, September 19 at High Noon down Rogers Street Hill in front of Gorton’s, but the Safety Inspection is in just two weeks away on August 29th at C. B. Fisk from 9 to noon. All cars and their drivers have to be registered, weighed and inspected on that date.

This is the seventeenth year we’ve run the race and it is one of the great family events of the year. Kids can race for bikes, Y memberships, whale watch tickets and other great prizes, even one for coolest car. Everything anyone would need to know is on our website: http://www.fishboxderby.org, or people can call me at 283-1932.

There is no registration fee for the kids. All the money it takes to run the race is provided by people and businesses that advertise on the bales of hay that line the racecourse. In addition, the Fish Box Derby gives two $1,000 each year to former racers who have reached college age. New sponsors are always welcome.

Come on down for the Thrill of the Hill.

Many thanks,

Greg

2004-5

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Things To Do- Rotary Comedy Show

The Rotary Club of Gloucester is pleased to present its Fourth Annual Comedy Show at Cruiseport Gloucester.  Designed to kick off Labor Day Weekend, this year’s event will be held Thursday September 2, 2010.  Doors open at 7:00 pm and the show starts at 8:00 pm

Dave Rattigan will host the show again this year and DJ Hazzard, Patty Ross and Jim Colliton, some of Boston’s best comics, have been lined up to perform.

Light refreshments will be served.  Tickets are $30, a table of 10 is $250.   Tickets are available at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce at 33 Commercial Street in Gloucester or by calling Ruth Pino at 978-865-1232 or emailing ruth@ruthpino.com

The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

Sober Connections End of Summer Splash!

Sunday, Aug 29 1:00p to 6:00p
at Camp Spindrift, Gloucester, MA

Come Join us for an End of Summer Live Music and Barbecue.

Live local bands, a barbecue (which is included in the ticket price), Full use of the campground facilities, Pool with Lifeguards, & Activities for the Kids.
Ticket prices set to help cover the costs and to support Camp Spindrift.

Tickets are on sale online at Ticket River as well as at the door. read more

Saint Peter at the 100th Anniversary of the La Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca Fiesta in the North End

Christine Militello Sova Writes-

Joe,

Thought you might like this for your blog!

Saint Peter at the  100th Anniversary of the La Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca Fiesta in the North End

300+ from Gloucester accompanied Saint Peter along with the Fiesta Committee to help Commensurate the 100th anniversary of the Saint Peter at the  100th Anniversary of the La Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca Fiesta in the North End  (Feast of the Fisherman)

Cordially ,

Christine Militello Sova ,

Proud daughter of a Gloucester Fisherman and Past Saint Peter’s Fiesta Committee member and President Salvatore Miltello and Great, Great Grand daughter of  Contadino di Acursio Dometrio  one of the founding members of the  La Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca Fiesta in the North End.

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St. Peter in the Big City

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St. Peter’s Fiesta Committee

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St. Peter at the 100th Anniversary of the La Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca Fiesta

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The founders of the La Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca Society 1910

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Johnny, Me and Frank