You inspired me to make this trailer today, and I’m glad you did; no one can better expression the passion that citizens have for Gloucester like you can. It’s for the release party specifically which, as you know, is next thursday, 11/11. I hope your fans enjoy this, and I hope they come to the screening and/or get a copy of the DVD.
Celebrate Gloucester was important (and successful) in raising money for the charity to benefit the city, but furthermore the concert was an important event for the city as a community. It brought a lot of people together for a great cause and showcased some incredible homegrown talent and great food. The film takes it to another level, sort of immortalizing it for the history books as a milestone; a point in time where the city and it’s residents came together to grow as a society and a community for the better.
Gloucester has been recently highlighted as the backdrop for many things commercial, including The Amazing Race. Has this always been the case? Check out this ad for the 1973 Chevy Monte Carlo. As you can see the backdrop is the lovely Good Harbor Beach. Chevy gave this bad boy RADIAL TIRES and AN EXTERIOR THAT REFLECTS THE SOPHISTICATION WITHIN! GO AMERICA!
Wait a second????? That guy in the ad looks familiar. I had to investigate further. Wait…. Lets go to the zoom feature. Wow.. It’s no other than our boy Joey C. Definitely makes me question his published age.
Saturday, November 6 – Concert in the Gallery with Claudia Nygaard!
Time & Tide Fine Art
4 Market Street, Ipswich
978 238 8848
Join us for an intimate concert experience
with Nashville recording and touring artist Claudia Nygaard.
Claudia Nygaard’s long legs hang over both sides of that same fence between country and folk music that Guy Clark and John Prine have straddled. Her sound is acoustic, and while her songs find their roots and rhythms in the Americana storytelling tradition, the melodies are passionate and emotional. A former Music Row staff writer, and Kerrville “NewFolk” songwriting competition winner, Claudia crafts songs that range from heartfelt to humorous, and she does so with a quick wit, an articulate point of view, and vivid imagery. She is an engaging performer with a sensual alto voice.
Suggested donation $15
Seating is limited… arrive early and have a nibble before the concert begins!
I have a great night going on at the Topside Grill tonight!!! We are having a launch party for our new fall/winter cocktail menu. All new drinks (white peach Bellini, blueberry pie, Johnny Appleseed, peanut amaretto martini, $5 Margarita and more) all only $5-$6!! Also launching our new $5 appetizer menu from 8-10pm (usually available from 4-6 mon-Friday and during Pats games). I also have Topside favorite Ryan Faraday playing till close! Party starts at 8:00 tonight, hope to see you there!!
Gloucester’s dependence on the North Atlantic meant a close acquaintance with tragedy and death. “The history of the Gloucester fisheries has been written in tears,” wrote an anonymous reporter in 1876.
Between 1866 and 1890, more than 380 schooners and 2,450 Gloucester men never returned from the fishing grounds. In a single storm on August 24, 1873, nine Gloucester vessels and 128 fishermen were lost. In 1865, community members formed the Gloucester Fisherman’s and Seaman’s Widows and Orphan’s Aid Society Fund to help fishermen’s families.
In 1882, Capt. Joseph Collins asked this question in Gloucester’s newspaper, the Cape Ann Weekly Advertiser. Too many fishermen perished at sea, and Collins and others lobbied for new schooner designs featuring deeper, more stable hulls and sail plans that didn’t require a long bowsprit, the spar that projected forward from the bow.