Monthly Archives: April 2012

aaaand The 2012 GMG Gloucester Earth Day Live Blog Starts…NOW!

Just In- Alicia Cox from Mamie’s Kitchen just informed me that she will be supplying the peeps that come down the dock with a sheetpan full of the WORLD’S GREATEST COFFEE ROLLS!

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Boom!  That just happened.  I suggest if you plan on coming down and volunteering with us that you get here right at 8 or Ed Collard is liable to pound down half the sheetpan and you might go without Winking smile

95 East Main St Captain Joe and Sons

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We will be having coffee and donuts, giving away GMG Stickas and drawing names from our Earth Day Volunteers for some long sleeve GMG embroidered T Shirts and an embroidered GMG cap (donated by Paulie Walnuts) www.art-rocks.org. There will be an Art Rock hidden.  For our waterfront dockside cleanup.

Send in your volunteer pictures from around the city togoodmorninggloucester@yahoo.com I’ll be live blogging it all day long and we want to give recognition to all those folks that are making a difference today!

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Melissa Cox is picking up the goodies and yellow bags along with the ones that Rose LoPiccolo dropped off.  Melissa is also bringing disposable gloves in case you don’t have any.

7:10AM Melissa and Bill Cox show up with first round of goodies for our volunteers-

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7:20 Art Rock Is Hidden

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Alice Gardner Shows Up

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Alicia’s Cox’ Coffee rolls-

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Karen Ristuben writes-

Hi Joey,
Here’s evidence that every day should be Earth Day.
Karen

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We got 30 Bags, Pictured left to right Joey C, Melissa Cox, Bill Cox,Ed Collard, Alice Gardner and Kim Smith.

Alice Gardner did a fantastic job and picked up Cripple Cove Landing

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Pictured- Bill Cox Who Found His First Art Rock

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We are bringing the leftover coffee rolls, donuts and coffee to the Visitor’s Center at Stage Fort.  Great work team!  Thanks to Donna Ardizzoni and The One Hour at a Time Gang and Donna for dropping off water for the volunteers.  Thanks to our volunteers, thanks to Paulie Walnuts for donating the swag, thanks to Alicia Cox at Mamie’s Kitchen for the discounted coffee rolls, thanks to Rose LoPiccolo for her coordinating and Patti Amaral and the rest of the people all over the city and world who are pitching in to make this place we live a better place.


Alice Gardner’s Earth Day Photos from The Dock

Alice writes-

Joey,

What a fun time we had! Thank you and Happy Anniversary!  Love that limited edition sticker.  The last pictures are of my Earth Day Flag.


Rose LoPiccolo and Patti Amaral With their Earth Day Clean Up Crew At Stage Fort Park

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Earth Day Educational Material at Stage Fort Park

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Earth Day Volunteer List

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Fruits and Veggies Collected for The Open Door Food Pantry

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Rose LoPiccolo Reports-

Hi Joey!

Glad to hear it was a success down on the dock!  I don’t have as many photos of different locations as I would like to have had.  I checked in at Stage Fort Park – and there was a group hard at work spreading mulch, not sure but i think it was the Rotary Club – I’ll double check that for you.  Then I got a call  from Laurel Tarantino asking if anyone was looking for a spot to clean – she was at the lower end of Essex Avenue  – the marsh stretch to Dunkin Donuts… so I decided to head down there to give her a had for a bit before I bounced around to check in with everyone,  I ended up staying there all morning and never went anywhere else!  While we were cleaning – A Hiltz truck stopped and took about 8 bags for us – we ended up picking up about 20 bags just from that little stretch!!!!

Thank you so much for all your help and I really love my cool GMG metalic sticker!!!!

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A couple of late additions from Rose LoPiccolo

This just in from Bob Scola – he raked all of Pavilion Beach!!!

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Local Talent on Stage with National Recording Stars This Summer

You heard it here first, folks: Peter and I are presenting a concert series at North Shore Music Theatre this summer featuring top Gloucester talent on stage with National Recording stars.

We kick it off with Chris Isaak on June 28 (watch GMG for our announcement of which Gloucester singer/songwriter will open for him).

Aaron Neville Quintet, featuring his brother Charles on June 30.  Our good friend and former gimmesound Artist of the Week, Henri Smith and his excellent band New Orleans Friends & Flavours opens for Aaron.

Then one of Gloucester’s living legends Fly Amero joins his band Orleans on August 31 with special guests John Cafferty & Michael “Tunes” Antunes of the Beaver Brown band and the  cult movie classic Eddie and The Cruisers.

Just as we did for Celebrate Gloucester, gimmeLIVE is offering spectacular VIP packages (at much less than you can get from VIP Nation) for all concerts that include premium seating, a 3 course dinner, meet & greet with the artists, pre-show parties, free parking, gifts and more.  Check them out here.

Feels like Summer.  The Music Schedule looks like it too.  We’re up to 9 venues on Cape Ann with music tonight.  Check out the full music lineup here.

Community Photos

Anthony Marks Submits-

April 16,2012 due to the heat the beach was still crowded at 4:30 pm

Good Harbor beach 4/16/2012 4:30 pm
    


Len Burgess Submits-

Many volunteers showed up last weekend to work at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum, building a new demonstration Steam Box for bending large planks and getting the Schooner "Lewis H. Story" (the Museum Flagship) ready for the summer season. Visitors from Oklahoma, Nantucket, Sweden and many area residents came through the yard enjoying the great weather and were very much interested in what was going on in and around the Museum.
Photos by Dave Delorey.
-Len Burgess

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Photo by Carol Creed Perry. Taken early Easter morning. We were visiting from Florida. We enjoy Good Morning Gloucester every day!

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Rise and Shine Campers! It’s Earth Day! We’ll Be Live Blogging It So Send In Your Group Volunteer Pictures So We Can Feature You Here ON GMG!!!

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We will be having coffee and donuts, giving away GMG Stickas and drawing names from our Earth Day Volunteers for some long sleeve GMG embroidered T Shirts and an embroidered GMG cap (donated by Paulie Walnuts) www.art-rocks.org. There will be an Art Rock hidden.  for our Waterfront dockside cleanup.

Send in your volunteer pictures from around the city to goodmorninggloucester@yahoo.com I’ll be live blogging it all day long and we want to give recognition to all those folks that are making a difference today!

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Melissa Cox is picking up the goodies and yellow bags along with the ones that Rose LoPiccolo dropped off.  Melissa is also bringing disposable gloves in case you don’t have any.

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If you would like to volunteer in other locations here’s more info from Rose-

The Clean City Initiative will be focusing its efforts on Stage Fort Park from 9 to noon, but the clean up is citywide and participants are encouraged to choose a public area in Gloucester they would like to see cleaned up.  We are also asking different groups to reach out to their members and pick a problem area to clean that day.  Listed below are some hot spots if folks need ideas.

    Green Street Playground                Cherry Street
Pavilion Beach                    Maplewood Avenue
Magnolia Avenue                    Centennial Ave to High School
Poles Hill                        Fitz Henry Lane
Thatcher Road                    Railroad Avenue
Fort Square                        Gloucester Avenue

Details
If you are organizing a group and an area to clean, contact Rose LoPiccolo at Gloucester DPW before the event to let her know where you will be working and estimated number of yellow trash bags and clear recycling bags you will need.  Rose can be reached at 978 281 9785.  Rose will be maintaining a list of all the clean up spots to insure we are maximizing our efforts! Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own tools and re-useable gloves, although gloves will be available.

Not Attached to a Group??
On the day of the clean up, volunteers (all ages welcome!) should plan to meet at Stage Fort Park Visitors Center starting at 9 am until noon to sign in and pick up trash/recycling bags and gloves, if needed.

Community Stuff Saturday

North Shore Art*Throb celebrates one full year in print! On Tuesday, May 1, we will unveil the first issue of Volume II and celebrate being the North Shore’s new magazine, dedicated to arts, culture and community.
North Shore Art*Throb has been online since spring 2009 and in print since April 2011. We employ diverse platforms, from traditional print to cutting-edge digital, in an effort to incubate a regional movement of sustainable communities invested in the arts, a local economy and cultural engagement. Since our first copy hit the streets last April, we have experienced growth of 400 percent. The magazine is printed 10 times a year at the century-old and family-run Deschamps Printing Company in Salem and is available at area businesses and in distribution boxes in Salem, Beverly, Marblehead and Lynn. Our first 10 issues of rich, four-color pages featured the work of local artists, North Shore happenings, our monthly Hot List and the smart writing of our contributors.
The May issue features artists, fashion and food, while exploring the spring ritual of Transformation. The issue also features interviews with the founders of Art*Throb and Beverly-based Studios at Porter Mill, as each celebrates a one-year milestone.
Also launching this May is the long-awaited re-design of Art*Throb’s web presence, an undertaking by Salem-based designer Rob Gifford and Gloucester-based Ben MacAdam. The fresh site will continue to feature our curated Monday Hot List of events for the week, the North Shore’s most comprehensive arts calendar, outtakes from the print magazine and exclusive web features.
Join us Tuesday, May 1 for a celebration of spring, art, success and Transformation. Studios at Porter Mill is celebrating one year since taking over the space formerly known as Red Brick studios and creating gallery space, studios and a waiting list for space. Their call for artists on the theme of our May issue, Transformation, has produced a thought-provoking show that will run through the month of May. The show has been juried by Susan Halter,  executive director of Lynn Arts, and has resulted in our May cover by Lynn-based artist Erin McCarthy.
The photograph Last Night at West 49th Street, New York, New York is from the series if we’re being honest/yes, let’s be honest, a body of work spanning a year and six countries. The series serves as a visual diary and seeks to understand what a person leaves behind in places and people they encounter, and the lasting (and sometimes life altering) effects that simple moments can create.
The May 1 reception is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and features nibbles by Chive Sustainable Event Design & Catering of Beverly and the Latin beat of Patino Vazquez of Los Sugar Kings.
Our monthly parties move around the North Shore, shine a light on local musicians and restaurants and bring together artists, educators, business owners, community activists and our contributors, subjects and readers.

North Shore Art*Throb has been online since spring 2009 and in print since April 2011. Art*Throb employs diverse platforms, from traditional print to cutting-edge digital, in an effort to incubate a regional movement of sustainable communities invested in the arts, a local economy and cultural engagement. Offices are at 8 Front Street,Suite 215, Salem, Mass.
www.nsartthrob.com


Henry Allen writes-

Hi, Joey!
Tickets for the Regis College World Premier of SIX PAIRS OF HANDS: A musical about the Fisherman’s Wives Association of Gloucester are selling like hotcakes! I have personally seen this show, and was so very impressed (and you know I have high standards!). I know that many locals will be moved and honored by this tribute. Not to be missed!
We are adding a special final performance on SUNDAY, APRIL 22nd at 5:00pm, and tickets are on sale at The Annie’s website www.TheAnnie.org. Tickets can also be reserved by phone and paid for at the box office by calling 978-704-1269.
(The Annie info is in fine print at the bottom of the poster!) Tickets are a suggested $15 donation.
See you there!

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NORTH SHORE ARTS ASSOCIATION FEATURES 90TH SEASON’S FIRST “SMALL WORKS” EXHIBIT

The North Shore Arts Association presents a solo exhibition of small works by plein air painter Steven Kennedy from May 5th through May 24th.  The public is welcome to join the artist in an opening reception on Sun., May 6th from 1- 4 pm.
Since the early 1980’s Steve Kennedy has been working in the plein air tradition, painting directly from life outdoors in the many variations of weather and season.  He calls his style “painterly realism” because he paints in a loose yet representational style.  Maritime and architectural themes figure prominently throughout his work, and he’s especially interested in the play of light and shadow upon his chosen subjects.
Kennedy’s work is in many public and private collections, including the permanent collection of the Cape Cod Museum (Dennis, MA), the Cahoon Museum of Art (Falmouth, MA), as well as several others in the Northeast.  He has won various awards at art associations in the New England-New York area.  He has taught painting in Provincetown for many years and will be teaching a workshop this season at NSAA June 13th-14th titled “An Eye to Architecture, Painting on the Streets of Gloucester”. Please visit http://www.nsarts.org/Education.html for registration information.
North Shore Arts Association has a thriving artist membership of over 350 contemporary artists recognized nationally and worldwide. They come not only from Cape Ann, but throughout North America.
NSAA’s historic old building, located at 11 Pirates Lane in East Gloucester, provides the opportunity to view one of the largest collections of paintings and sculpture on Cape Ann. 
North Shore Arts Association is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sundays from Noon to 5:00 pm. In addition to exhibitions, NSAA  offers demonstrations, workshops, lectures, critiques, an art auction and more. Please call 978-283-1857 or visit http://www.nsarts.org for more information.

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May is Better Speech & Hearing Month

Free Speech-Language Screenings at Addison Gilbert and Beverly hospitals

The Speech-Language Therapy Department at Beverly Hospital will  sponsor free pediatric speech/language screenings at Beverly and  Addison Gilbert hospitals from May 1 – May 31 for children 11 months – 18 years  Screeings will be conducted by a member of the Speech-Language

Therapy Department which will take approximately 20-30 minutes  to identify if a child is developmentally appropriate in terms of  their speech, language, or feeding skills. If a child qualifies for  further evaluation, a speech/language pathologist will assist  you in scheduling a comprehensive speech/language evaluation.

Screenings will take place in Speech-language Therapy Outpatient  Clinic at Beverly Hospital , directly on Herrick Street in Beverly , MA  and Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine at  Addison Gilbert Hospital, 298 Washington Street, Gloucester.

Times available by appointment only. Please call 

978-816-2690 (Beverly Hospital ) and  978-283-4000, ext. 141 (Addison Gilbert Hospital)  to schedule a free screening.  For questions or comments,

please e-mail sgriffin@nhs-healthlink.org


ROCKPORT CULTURAL DISTRICT

KICK-OFF PARTY

Tuesday, April 24, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Brackett’s Oceanview Restaurant, 25 Main Street, Rockport, MA

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The newly designated Rockport Cultural District will host a kick-off party for new and prospective members on Tuesday, April 24, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM, at Brackett’s Oceanview Restaurant, 25 Main Street in Rockport, Massachusetts.

The host committee invites all organizations and businesses within the borders of the District to learn more about the organization’s plans, including goals for attracting more visitors to the Town of Rockport. Speakers include Merri Jenkins from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Light refreshments and appetizers will be served, courtesy of Brackett’s Oceanview Restaurant. There is a cash bar.

Membership in the Rockport Cultural District is free of charge. The District is comprised of Bearskin Neck, Main Street, and sections of School, Broadway and Pleasant Streets. A map may be viewed on the Rockport Cultural District’s page on Facebook.

To RSVP and find out more about the District send an email to rockportculturaldistrict@gmail.com or call 978.502.1854.