Monthly Archives: January 2012

The GloucesterCast Podcast Episode 12

GloucesterCast Podcast Episode 12

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Taped January 23, 2012 with hosts Joey Ciaramitaro From GoodMorningGloucester.org and Kenny MacCarthy from www.CapeAnnInfo.com

Show Notes:

Due to my miscalculation Kenny announces this as Gloucestercast 11 but it is Gloucestercast 12.

Difference Between Cats and Dogs, seARTS Initaiative for Style Magazine’s Best Arts Community in the Country, Bikini  & Speedo Dodgeball Tournament, Next Step Organization, Kenny’s State of Cape Ann Real Estate Segment, Playa del Carmen, Trying To Understand The Lack Of  Internet Searching Ability.

Intro music Gloucester Til the End From Earl and Arch available for download free at Gimme Sound

If any of you have the time I’d appreciate if you took a bit and rated the podcast on iTunes here

What to do during the blackout? From Barbara Boudreau

Hi Joey,

A couple of shots for you. 

Suddenly the lights go out.  What do you do?  We’re sailors, which means candles are at times considered a primary source of light, and losing power really has no meaning.  Last night, the whole neighborhood was out, but our living room was bathed in soft candlelight, and the cribbage board replaced the prattle of that black box that hangs on the wall.

The other pic is one of the luxuries of winter.  Royal Velvet is now in full bloom!  I buy these bulbs at Messelaar Bulb Co. in Ipswich.  They have the best.  Royal Velvet is 35 inches tall!!!!!

Barbara Boudreau

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Hawaiian Quilts

Antennae for Design The Descendants

Saturday night we went to see The Descendants and I found this movie enjoyable on many levels. The cinematography, of lush Hawaiian landscapes, was gorgeous. Lingering close-up shots of the actors and dreamy transitions added to the telling of story. Interesting, too, were the clips of suburban Honolulu neighborhoods. Never having been to Hawaii, the film was an eye opener—I don’t imagine Honolulu neighborhoods as a typical L.A. hillside suburb, nor downtown Honolulu with eight lane highways jammed with choking traffic.

Vintage Hawaiian Quilt

The set designs by Matt Callahan mirrored the story beautifully, and I found much inspiration in the furnishings and fabrics, including vintage rattan furniture, appliqué pillows, and bark cloth curtains. Several authentic Hawaiian quilts added a unique touch, and one quilt in particular played a leading role in the telling of the story. The main characters comprise a modern day family descended from a Hawaiian princess. Early in the film, we see a sunny golden yellow and white, slightly tattered and homey, quilt arrayed over the mom, who is lying in a hospital bed, in a coma and dying. The quilt has been brought from the family home to the hospital to provide comfort. In the final scene, the father and children make their way one by one to the family sofa, and eventually all are cozy under the same Hawaiian quilt, watching television together, and sharing bowls ice cream.

What we think of as the classic Hawaiian quilt is characterized by a bold, radial symmetric design (similar to that of a snowflake) or bold, stylized design drawn from nature. The motifs are often times cut from one piece of cloth, unlike patchwork quilts, which are assembled from many smaller pieces of fabric. The design motif is then appliquéd to a contrasting background. And, unlike patchwork quilts, with quilting stitches worked in parallel diagonal, straight, or circular lines, Hawaiian quilters practice “echo” or outline quilting. The stitches follow the inner and outer contours of the design motif.

Much information can be found on Goolge about the history of Hawaiian quilts. Images courtesy of Google search.

The Descendants is based on the book of the same name, written by Kaui Hart Hemmings.

Buoy #4 – The Jason Burroughs fish

Jason Burroughs Fish Buoy

Creative Fish by Jason Burroughs

If you haven’t seen any of Jason Burroughs’ work (mostly creative underwater scenes and Gloucester landmarks), you gotta get down to the Teen Artist Guild gallery at 180B Main Street – definitely worth a look. As you bid, here’s a nice flashback interview with Jason from the summer of 2010 about some of his work:

If you don’t know what’s going on, we’re in the middle of a series of buoys that are being auctioned off to benefit Art Haven. All the buoys from this year’s lobster trap tree will be auctioned off next Friday, the 27th at Cruiseport Gloucester, including the ones featured here. But you can put your bids in now to get your name in the hat. Again, the details:

-If you like a buoy you see, bidding starts at $20, and you can just bid in the comments section below the post, HOWEVER

-Your bid doesn’t become official until you send Art Haven an email (arthaveninfo@gmail.com) saying you’re serious and letting us know how to get in contact with you.

-Finally, if you’re the highest bidder on the blog, that makes your bid the starting bid at the auction. We’ll be in touch about your max bid if you can’t make it to the auction.

If you’ve got any questions, leave ‘em in the comments section. Also, check out the artist buoys on Art Haven’s Facebook page and tell us if there are particular buoys you’d like to see go up here. And remember, your money is helping more kids on Cape Ann have access to crazy fun art activities :)  Happy bidding!

Timelapse Video- The Launching of The Beaver From East Gloucester Marine Railways From Good Morning Gloucester

Bringing it to you first, natch!

This is 18 minutes of video compressed into 1 minute 40 seconds.

The new Boston Tea Party Museum replica ship was launched this morning from East Gloucester Marine Railways.

The ship will be part of a Tea Party museum including the replica ships from the Tea Party and is scheduled to open in June in the Fort Point Channel in Boston.  The spot of the museum  is close to the original site of the December 1773 tea party, where colonists dumped tea in the harbor to protest British taxes.

The Launching of The Beaver From East Gloucester Marine Railways First Pics

The new Boston Tea Party Museum replica ship was launched this morning from East Gloucester Marine Railways.  Video of the launch in a timelapse is being uploaded as we speak.

GMG on the spot.

The ship will be part of a Tea Party museum including the replica ships from the Tea Party and is scheduled to open in June in the Fort Point Channel in Boston.  The spot of the museum  is close to the original site of the December 1773 tea party, where colonists dumped tea in the harbor to protest British taxes.

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Why The Patriots Deserved To Win That Game

While the rest of the country will say that the Patriots got lucky I say that they outright won the game deservedly.

People will talk about Lee Evans dropping the ball but they give no credit to the defensive player Sterling Moore who had a hand in and knocked the ball out of his hands making it not a touchdown.  It was a great defensive play and football is played on both sides of the ball offense AND defense.

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If you’re gonna bash the Pats Defense all year long well you ought to give credit where credit is due. Great play Sterling Moore!  you made the play and the Ravens’ Lee Evans didn’t.

Then on to the missed field goal by the Ravens Billy Cundiff.  That missed field goal wasn’t to win the game, that was to tie the game and who was to say the Pats wouldn’t have scored first in overtime?

How about the Pats Defense who only allowed Ray Rice the NFL’s third leading yardage runningback with only 78 yards? 

The Pats earned that victory.

Now all that being said I hope the entire country and news media harps on and on for the next two weeks about how the Patriots don’t deserve to be in the Superbowl so that Belichick can use that to light the most burning intense fire in their bellies that they’ve had all year.

Discover Gloucester’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday, January 25 at 6:30 PM

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DON’T FORGET TO RSVP!   
Please join us for Discover Gloucester’s Annual Meeting on
Wednesday, January 25 at 6:30 PM
upstairs at The Franklin Cafe at 118 Main Street, Gloucester.
Meet the Discover Gloucester Board; review accomplishments of 2011 and plans for 2012.

The Guest speaker is Ariane Doud, from Matter Communication, the firm handling the PR for Gloucester campaign.
Cash bar. Stay for dinner downstairs after the meeting if you wish.                         
RSVP to info@seaportgloucester.org