Monthly Archives: May 2011

One Page From Abby Ytzen’s Gloucester Fishing 101 Handbook

Click the picture for just one page from Abby’s Gloucester Fishing 101 book which she produced for seARTS Partner With an Artist Program.  there will be many panels on eth walls here at our Dock- Captain Joe and Sons 95 East Main St Saturday from 10-2PM

Click on the picture below to see it full sized and learn some interesting facts for yourself.  I for one was astounded at the breakdown of how many of each different type of commercial fishing boats there were.  42% of the fleet are lobster boats, I had no idea, but this is just one of the factoids that Abby has broken down.  I think if you click on the picture you will get a sense of how easy she made it all to understand even though there is a ton of data in her book and in her exhibit, ANYONE could easily understand it.

-and this is all stuff that anyone that really takes pride in living in Gloucester or loves the fishing industry should know about.

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So be sure to stop on by the dock Saturday 10-2PM

Here’s a map-

Map To Captain Joe and Sons 95 East Main St Gloucester MA 01930

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Posted in Art, Beautiful Industry, gloucester, Things to do | Tagged 101, Abby Ytzen, Fishing, gloucester, Handbook,

Did You Know? (Joey C. at GMG Gallery)

That you don’t often see Joey C. in front of the camera?  Like most photographers, he is generally behind it taking the photos or shooting the video.  This is a rare opportunity to see video of Joey being Joey at the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery at Khan Studio on Rocky Neck.  It says the video is directed by EJ, but as any of you who know Joey know, the man is a whirlwind of energy that cannot be directed, and that’s what makes it fun. 

E.J. Lefavour

www.khanstudiointernational.com

Eileen Matz Gets Recognized Today For 2011 Unsung Heroines

Eileen Matz has been volunteering for 25 plus years at Addison Gilbert , Local schools and Rose Baker Senior Center and today is being recognized  by the Massachusetts   Commission on the Status of  Women  as one of 100 Unsung Heroines in the State Of Massachusetts!

Make sure if you see Eileen around town you congratulate her and thank her for all of her work.

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Endangered Species Day Community Open House at the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center

Hi Joey-
I was hoping you could get the word out about our Endangered Species Day Community Open House. We’ve got lots of free family activities lined up for Saturday, May 21st, Rain or Shine. We’ve partnered with NOAA Fisheries and The Whale Center of New England to offer lots of hands on programs focusing on endangered marine animals and local habitats.
Thanks,
Mary Kay

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Paulie’s Art Rocks Sketches Now On Susan O’Leary’s Sassy Eco Bags

I saw this one at The Lone Gull-

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About Sassy Eco Bags from the site-

Susan O’Leary-Designer

Sassy Eco Bags are uniquely designed handbags, purses and totes.  Each bag has been handcrafted from discarded coffee or tea bags from area coffee houses.  By rescuing these materials and reusing them, they are kept away from dumps and landfills.  The materials used in each bag are durable as well as attractively functional.  I hope you enjoy the bag.
Feel free to feel good about helping the Earth and looking Sassy at the same time.

Sassy Eco Bags came about from the idea that if we can lighten our Carbon Footprint and lessen the amount of trash we throw into dump sites, we can help the Earth.  If any of the trash we produce can be utilized for fashion, function and fun, then let’s go for it!
Bags are available in a variety of sizes, styles, colors and schemes.  Please contact me by email or phone if you are interested in placing an order or if you would like more information about Sassy Eco Bags.
Best, Susan
978-697-5252
swoleary@live.com

For More info check out her site-

http://www.sassyecobags.com/Home_Page.html

Great Food, Great Music, Great Beer for a Horrible Tradition!!

Great Food, Great Music, Great Beer for a Horrible Tradition!!
Thursday May 19th, 4pm to 10:30 at Cape Ann Brewery. 15% goes to the Fishtown Horribles Parade and we will have some great raffle prizes. The Runaround, who has donated their time, will start at 8pm. If you have not seen this band you are missing out! Just an amazing talented group.
Raffle prizes include a Gift Pack from Cape Ann Brewery valued at $65, 4 passes to the Gloucester High School Drama production of "Once upon a Mattress" valued at $28 and some other prizes yet to be dug up!
If you can’t attend and would like to make a donation, please mail it to Fishtown Horribles Parade PO Box 924 Gloucester, MA 01930
Sincerely,
Fishtown Horribles Parade Committee

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Discover Gloucester’s May Mug Up Meeting for all local tourism-based folk

Discover Gloucester’s May Mug Up Meeting for all local tourism-based folk

is tomorrow (Thursday) May 19, 8:30AM on Seven Seas Whale Watch’s Privateer IV, docked at Seven Seas Wharf next to the Gloucester House.

The Mug Up agenda includes the debut of the 2011 Discover Gloucester Visitor Guide, with the unveiling of the winning cover photo of the Man at the Wheel.

There’s a fabulous backstory to the photo!

We’ll also explore the 2011 Sea It All Gloucester Passport; Visitor Guide distribution and more.

RSVP to info@seaportgloucester.org and Cheers to an incredible season!

Main Street, Gloucester, circa 1890

Main Street, Gloucester, circa 1890 John I. Coggeshall/©Fredrik D. Bodin

This is the bend in Main Street’s West End, just past Palazola’s (where the large tractor trailer trucks get stuck). The photograph was taken shortly after trolley tracks were installed, but before the time of automobiles. In those days, small deliveries were made by horse drawn wagons. Large long-haul deliveries were made by train, sailing vessels, and steam ships.
Photographer John Coggeshall set up his 8×10 camera in front of Valentino’s. The second building on the left is where Bananas is now. Next to it, behind the horses and wagon, my gallery is the light-colored building. At that time it was James Patten’s fruit market, with a print shop upstairs, and in 1896 it was the Wingaersheek Cafe. On the other side from right to left are the present Gloucester Estate Buyers, Cafe Bishco, Stone Leaf, and the Bookstore. Boynton Way, now a walking street, was open to traffic.
Printed from the original 8×10 inch glass negative in my darkroom. Negative # A93810-011
Fred Bodin
Bodin Historic Photo
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82 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

One Page From Abby Ytzen’s Gloucester Fishing 101 Handbook

Click the picture for just one page from Abby’s Gloucester Fishing 101 book which she produced for seARTS Partner With an Artist Program.  there will be many panels on eth walls here at our Dock- Captain Joe and Sons 95 East Main St Saturday from 10-2PM

Click on the picture below to see it full sized and learn some interesting facts for yourself.  I for one was astounded at the breakdown of how many of each different type of commercial fishing boats there were.  42% of the fleet are lobster boats, I had no idea, but this is just one of the factoids that Abby has broken down.  I think if you click on the picture you will get a sense of how easy she made it all to understand even though there is a ton of data in her book and in her exhibit, ANYONE could easily understand it. 

-and this is all stuff that anyone that really takes pride in living in Gloucester or loves the fishing industry should know about.

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So be sure to stop on by the dock Saturday 10-2PM

Here’s a map-

Map To Captain Joe and Sons 95 East Main St Gloucester MA 01930

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Abby Ytzen/Captain Joe and Sons seARTS Partner With An Artist Exhibit May 21st

Blown away!  When you can get Pete Mondello, a fisherman for over 50 years excited about a Gloucester fishing industry exhibit you know you’ve done something special.

The way Abby has broken down such an incredible amount of fisheries statistics into an easily digestible visual/artistic/educational/fun presentation with everything you need to know about where Gloucester’s fishing industry has been with data and visuals bringing you right up to the present is nothing short of astounding.

This is an uncomplicated 101 guidebook to Gloucester’s fishing industry which has distilled all the data and will give any person a good basic understanding of what is going on around the Gloucester waterfront.  The way it is broken down there is info for people 7 years old to 70 and it is all incredibly interesting.  Every person who considers themselves a real “Gloucesterite” NEEDS to come see this exhibit.

The Who What When Where-

Who- Abbyy Ytzen Partnering With Captain Joe and Sons

What- seARTS Partner With an Artist Gloucester Fishing 1626-2011 Exhibit

When- Saturday May 21,2011 10AM-2:00PM

Where- Captain Joe and Sons 95 East Main St Gloucester MA 01930

Refreshments provided by Rachel Carver-Brown including Coffee

Gloucester Stage Company Launches 2011 Season with SPRING BENEFIT GALA Friday May 20th

The Gloucester Stage Company will mark their 32nd Season of producing professional theatre on Cape Ann with a celebratory SPRING BENEFIT GALA on Friday, May 20, 2011 from 6 pm to 11 pm. This fun-filled event will be held at Cruiseport Gloucester located on the waterfront at 6 Rowe Square in downtown historic Gloucester, MA. Included among the evening’s festivities will be a cocktail hour, gourmet buffet dinner, a Silent Art Auction and dancing to New England’s Premier Dance Band, Guilty Pleasure. Gloucester Stage Artistic Director, Eric Engel, will also be on hand to give gala guests the latest updates on the 2011 production season and the many special events planned for the year and architect Alan Joslin will be on hand to discuss Gloucester Stage recently announced plans to renovate the theatre’s home on 267 East Main Street.

Throughout the 2011 SPRING BENEFIT GALA, guests will be afforded the opportunity to participate in a Silent Art Auction where they can bid on unique and beautiful pieces of art donated by local and regional artists. Ranging from framed scenic photographs, oil and pastel paintings, and mixed media pieces, the artwork represented display a myriad of styles and disciplines. The Silent Art Auction will showcase the talents of New York artist Anna Cinquemani and Rocky Neck Art Colony affiliates Wendie Demuth, Devera Ehrenberg, Ken Riaf, Elynn Kroger, Brenda Malloy, Skip Montello, Ruth Mordecai, Judy Robinson-Cox, Patricia Sullivan, Ed Touchette and Rokhaya Waring.

Adding to the Gala’s ambiance will be the musical stylings of Guilty Pleasure, the popular seven-piece ensemble based in Boston. Formed in 2003, Guilty Pleasure is comprised of two male and female vocalists backed by some of the area’s top musicians. With their repertoire consisting of Motown, soul, R&B, funk, disco, Top 40, pop, and rock favorites, along with classic standards, ballads, duets, swing and “lite” jazz, Guilty Pleasure has garnered numerous accolades from their “dancing” and listening audiences.

Tickets to Gloucester Stage’s 2011 SPRING BENEFIT GALA are $150 per person and can be purchased by calling the company’s Box Office at 978-281-4433 or visiting www.gloucesterstage.org. Included in the ticket price is an Open Bar of wine and soft drinks from 6 pm – 8 pm along with the cocktail hour fare and gourmet buffet dinner. A cash bar of beer and spirits will be available throughout the evening; a cash bar of wine and soft drinks will be available after 8 pm. Tickets will not be sold at the door; advanced ticket sales only. Gloucester Stage Company’s 2011 SPRING BENEFIT GALA will be held on Friday, May 20, 2011 from 6 pm to 11 pm at Cruiseport Gloucester located at 6 Rowe Square in downtown Gloucester, MA.

The Gloucester Stage Company is an award-winning, small, non-profit, professional theater company founded in 1979. Located in Cape Ann, Massachusetts, its mission is to provide a nurturing, intimate and relaxed platform for the development of new and established playwrights and plays; offer a wide variety of educational programs for children and adults; and present a high quality, relevant theater experience that is entertaining, stimulating and intellectually challenging to year-round and seasonal residents.

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