Monthly Archives: August 2012

Sista Felicia, The Mrs, BJ and Amanda Showcase Waterfront Festival Wares

Look for their tent at The Gloucester Waterfront Festival Saturday and Sunday and get your photo taken for the live blog we’ll be running all weekend long!

Click pic below for the video-

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We will be Live blogging from the GMG tent at The Waterfront Festival so be sure to stop by to get your mug shot taken to be featured on these pages!

Sista Felicia and The Mrs set up tonight here’s their space booth 88 behind the Chamber’s tent and in the first row!  T Shirts and Iced Tea in those killer mason jars with the crazy straws!  Get yours!

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Also don’t forget that Saturday night your shopping doesn’t stop with the waterfront festival.  Head down to The Downtown Gloucester Block Party to shop and dine Al Fresco.

Family Fun Throughout The Weekend In G-Town Baby!

9am to 6pm each day

Meet the Artisans at the Gloucester Waterfront Festival …

Sponsored by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce

Where to Park?
Free parking along Stacy Boulevard or at the High School.
However, please note that there is small fee to park across the street at Beach Parking.

Directions … Stage Fort Park, Hough Ave, Gloucester, MA
Easy to find … From Route 128 North, take Exit 14, follow to end.
Weather … Held Rain or Shine! …and it’s gonna Shine!
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Area info dining, shopping…

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Donna Ardizzoni photo

Click for the slideshow below-

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Featured TOP 20 SUMMER EVENT in Yankee Magazine!

Gloucester Image

Historic Stage Fort Park along Gloucester Harbor will come alive with color, flavor and music for the

32nd Annual

Gloucester

Waterfront Festival

Saturday, August 18 & Sunday, August 19

9am to 6pm daily

Over 175 Juried Artists and Craftsmen from throughout the U.S. will display their unique American made creations, craft demonstrations, live musical entertainment, children’s activities plus delicious ethnic foods.
A pancake breakfast, famous Gloucester Lobster and a huge assortment of Antique Cars complete this
picture perfect Seaport event!

Are you ready for this?…. this is a big one folks!

Come on out and meet the Artisans … Exhibits include Fine Jewelry, Original Watercolors, Pottery, Quilts, Silk & Dried Floral Arrangements, Wildlife Art, Dolls, Doll Clothes and Accessories, Custom Signs, Plush, Acrylic Sculpture, Tile,

Wire Mesh Buffalo by

Peter Robinson Smith

Pressed Flowers, Painted Antiques, Photography, Candles, Metal Sculpture, Intarsia, Carved Birds, Maps, Fiber Arts, Tapestry, Stained Glass, Vintage Chic, Scroll Work, Wood Burning, Slate, Scarves, Nautical Crafts, Aromatherapy, Pewter, Soaps, Wearable ArtFrances Henderson, Oil Paintings, Blown Glass, Ornaments,

Tide Clocks, Stone, Fleece, Calligraphy, Pet Gifts, Fragrance, Primitive and Folk Art, Mosaics, Wire Mesh, Stone, Candles, Stained Glass, Turned Wood, Basketry, Leather, Glass Chimes, “Sports” wear, Felting, Handbags, Walking Sticks, Accessories, Flags, Burl Wood, PVC Birds & more.

Come and sample gourmet delights such as Herbal Dips, Jams & Jellies, Honey, Nuts, Home-made Fudge and Candies, Oils, Vinegars, Maple, Pickles, Fruit Sauces, Wine Slushies, Cupcakes, Hot Sauces and more.

Ginger Sargent Westminster Whimsy Hebert Honey

Bring your appetite … Food Vendors include traditional American Fare and Lobster Rolls, plus Fried Dough with all the fixins, Fabulous Kettle Corn, Gourmet Lemonade, Brick Oven Pizza, Trolley Dogs and Fresh Healthy Paninis, Guzpacho, Soups, Crab Cakes and Cup Cakes!

Live craft demonstrations include Basketry, Decorative Painting, Fiber Art, Red Work Sewing, Pottery, Tile Making, Leather Embossing & Acrylic Sculptures.

The Rotary Club starts us off Saturday morning with their fabulous Pancake Breakfast! From 7:30am to 10am

Lobster Bake

North Shore Old Car Club will display over 75 Antique or Vintage Autos on Sunday ….

The Gloucester Waterfront Festival runs from 9am to 6pm each day.

Handicap Accessible and friendly pets are welcome, on a leash. Sophia Puppy

Directions: From Route 128 North take Exit 14.


Location:
Stage Fort Park, Hough Ave Gloucester

Admission is FREE! Rain or Shine.

Free parking along Stacy Boulevard or at the High School. However, please note that there is fee to park across the street at Beach Parking.

Stick around and visit the Downtown Gloucester Block Party
on Saturday night from 6pm til 10:30pm

Bound For Gloucester. Can You Name The Location?

WHERE?

Joey  …. Schooners will be arriving for the Festival in less than two weeks.  For some it will be a trek, but getting here can be half the fun.  Sometimes.  Depending on the breeze. 

GREEN DRAGON is a ‘local’ boat but we are not always local.   Here we were bound for the Festival.  WHERE is this? 

From Al Bezanson

Where

Chickity Check It! Dogtown Philosophy

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A new shop on Bearskin Neck is looking to promote the work of Roger Babson and the Babson Boulders located in Dogtown Commons. For those who don’t know, the 24 sayings that were carved into boulders in Dogtown during the Great Depression were Babson’s philosophy of what needed to be done to get out of the depression. With sayings such as Get a Job, Use Your Head, Never Try, Never Win, the sayings are both inspirational and sarcastic. Dogtown Philosophy is trying to get back to the basics, saying that the problems that caused the Great Depression are the same ones that put us in the recession we are in today. You can check out there store located at 64 Bearskin Neck or at www.dogtownphilosophy.com.

Big weekend starts NOW ~ Get ready to DANCE, PARTY, SHOP & WIN with this Classic, Camera-Swinging Video!

It all starts tonight with live music at 14 venues.  See the full schedule here.  Don’t worry about sleep (“I’ll sleep when I’m dead” – who said that?  Leave a comment if you know).  Get up tomorrow (Saturday) morning and go to the Rotary Pancake Breakfast — best deal in town and for a good cause.  To get you in the right spirit, I thought it would be fun to reprise Ed Collard’s classic, camera-swinging coverage from 2010 (pants, shoes, turf & all).

Once you’re full of pancakes, walk down to the Waterfront Festival (click the STOP button on the video camera before you start walking — unlike Ed).

Be sure to stop by the GMG booth where you can enter to Win 2 free tickets to ORLEANS at North Shore Music Theatre PLUS 2 Killer GMG Mason Jars of Iced Tea.

Head right from the Waterfront festival to the Block Party for an evening of al fresco dining, dancing, shopping, music, kids’ games & prizes, street performers, life-sized street chess, robot squirt gun fights & more.

Then take the Block Party inside @ 8 local clubs until the wee hours.  Check the complete live music listings for Saturday here.  You’re guaranteed to find something you like — even if you don’t like to party.

BREAKING NEWS FOR KIDS (big & little) ~ New Wacky Acts @ tomorrow’s Block Party

This just in from Block Party Artistic Director, Val Markely:

Tell the little and the big kids too – these whacky acts just signed on for Saturday’s Block Party!

Don’t Miss At Kids’ Town & thru the Street!
East Cackalacky :-musical saw, washtub bass, guitar, and “a threat of accordion.”
Peddler’s Fortune for kids (and grownups!) – audience-participation -prizes, fortunes, jokes, and face-painted mustaches to the brave.
Crudbot, a dancing musical robot that gets into water gun fun duels with audience members!

Want to help?
Contact: lseigel1@gmail.com to Volunteer!

 

Painted Lady

Painted Lady–never a more aptly named butterfly! Although ubiquitous, the sheer number of Painted Ladies found in gardens this summer is simply astonishing.

Painted Lady (Dorsal)

This morning in our postage-stamp-of-a-lot, there were quite possibly over one hundred newly emerged Painted Ladies nectaring from the Joe-pye, Baby Joe, zinnias, butterfly bushes, phlox, and Rudbeckia.

 

How many people went to the last Block Party?

TONS!  As you can see by this photo of a small section of Main St.  The whole street was this packed.

Small section of Main St @ Downtown Gloucester Block Party July 21, 2012

These block parties just keep getting bigger … and bigger … and bigger.  More music, more dancing, more dining, more kid shows … you get the picture.

If you were there in July, you know what we’re talking about.   If not, come down tomorrow and you’ll see what we mean.

And speaking of Kid activities: Just look at this photo to the right.  Kids with painted faces, balloons in hand playing chess after dark in the middle of the street!  How cool is that?  Only in Glosta!

Be sure to visit Kid Town run by YMCA Kid & Teen Guru, Rick Doucette, who also makes all the balloon animals.

See complete the Block Party Schedule and more info here.

Salem Jazz and Soul Festival ~ This Sunday at 11:15am at the Salem Willows the North Shore Jazz Project

http://northshorejazzproject.org/

Salem Jazz and Soul Festival

This Sunday at 11:15am  at the Salem Willows the North Shore Jazz Project  

 
All Stars are performing under the direction of Mike Tucker.
 
Here is a video from last year’s performance. 
 
 
The Willows is a fun place for family’s  to come out and listen 
 
to these talented young musicians. Bring a picnic and enjoy the music.
 
Thanks.  
 
Henry

St. Ann School Open House next week

Current and Prospective Families are cordially invited to join us for an upcoming Open House Event:

All Grades, PK – 8
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
6:00 – 7:30 pm

Preschool Only
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
9:00 – 10:30 am

St. Ann School provides an academically rigorous,
faith-based curriculum with a full range of exploratory
subjects and extra-curricular activities
for students in Grades PK – 8.

For more information, please contact:

St. Ann School of Cape Ann
60 Prospect Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-283-3455 www.stannsschool.com

St. Ann School of Cape Ann – Where Faith and Education Meet

Kids Are Having Way Too Much Fun At The MAC

 

Marcy Plante forwards-

  Joey!! What fun our campers had last week at FIRE FOAM DAY. The
Manchester Fire Department loaded us up with foam and off we went. Sliding
down the hill, playing in the foam, by far my favorite day at Summer Camp.
There is still time to enjoy the fun. Call Manchester Athletic Club
978-526-8900!! Happy Summer!         

Community Photos 8/17/12

The "Highlander Sea" an historic Essex built schooner now at the Gloucester Marine Railways from Len Burgess

Get ye over to the Gloucester Railways and see this Starling Burgess beautifully designed gaff-rigged topsail schooner that was built in 1924 in Essex, Massachusetts by J.F. James and Sons. She was designed in the typical Grand Banks tradition with a spoon bow, round bilge and full keel. Originally christened PILOT, she served 47 years as a Boston pilot ship. For a period of that time she served along side the pilot ship ROSEWAY.

In the 1970’s she was purchased to circumnavigate the globe. She got as far as Fiji and in 1976 was sold. Her next owner renamed her STAR PILOT and obtained a US Coast Guard certification to serve as a school ship. She passed ownership again in 1998. Then soon after sailed from San Diego, California, to Nova Scotia. In Nova Scotia she had a major refit and was used as a training ship for young seafarers. At that time her name was changed to HIGHLANDER SEA. In 2002 the vessel was purchased by her current owners. In 2004 she had a major refit. The HIGHLANDER SEA now serves as the community tall ship for Port Huron, Michigan.

Length 121’9"; Beam 25′;  Draft 13’10";  Rig height: 131 feet; Sparred length: 154 feet; Sail area: 9,728 sq feet; Power: Twin Detroit diesel 8V-92, 350 HP each; Built in Essex, MA in 1924; Major refit in 2004; Builder J.F. James & Son; Now for sale at $2,000,000.

–Len Burgess


Schooner Adventure Gets A New Prop

Photos from Bruce Slifer

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Tide Skipper From Ruth Curtis

Hi there Joey, I just love this boat in the Smith Cove and took the liberty of taking out the other boats ..

Tide Skipper websig

Ruth Curtis

ruthcurtis@mac.com

www.ruthcurtisphotography.com

Community Stuff 8/17/12

28th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival ready to set sail

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The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and the Schooner Festival Committee are proud to announce that the 28th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival will take place Labor Day Weekend in Gloucester Harbor from August 31 to September 2.

Among the highlights for the weekend is the Parade of Lights and fireworks on Saturday, September 1, followed by the Parade of Sail and Mayor’s Race for the Esperanto Cup on Sunday, September 2.

Participating schooners include The Adventure, Adventurer, American Eagle, Ardelle, Bald Eagle, Brilliant, Estrela, Fame, Green Dragon, Irena, Lewis H. Story, Liberty Clipper, Roseway, Spirit of Massachusetts, Sugar Babe, Summer Wind, Thomas E. Lannon, Tyrone and more to come! Select schooners will be open for tours throughout the weekend.

In addition to the many beautiful medium and large schooners that will grace the waters of Cape Ann, will be a visit from the HMS Bounty from East Setauket, New York. The 180-foot long replica vessel was a floating movie set for the 1962 film Mutiny on the Bounty and also appeared in the Johnny Depp film, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.

Throughout the weekend, raffle tickets will be on sale to benefit the 2012 Gloucester Schooner Festival and the 2012 Summer Sailing Scholarships that fund the Gloucester High School Sailing Team and Gloucester’s Project Adventure.

For more information on the entire weekend go to www.capeannvacations.com/schooner or contact Tim Burton at tim@capeannchamber.com or call 978-283-1601.

The HMS Bounty will be visiting Gloucester, Massachusetts as part of our East Coast Tour and the Gloucester Schooner Festival. The ship will be open for dockside tours.

The HMS Bounty is one of the most famous ships in the world.  Known for the storied mutiny that took place in Tahiti in 1789 on board the British transport vessel, the current Bounty, a replica, has survived to tell the tale.  Built for the 1962 movie “Mutiny on the Bounty” with Marlon Brando, HMS Bounty sails the country offering dockside tours in which one can learn about the history and details of such sailing vessels from a lost and romanticized time in maritime history.  Since her debut in “Mutiny on the Bounty”, HMS Bounty has appeared in many feature films and documentaries such as the Edinburgh Trader in Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Mans Chest with Johnny Depp.

The ship will arrive on the Friday August 31st and stay through Monday evening September 3rd 2012.  During her stay she will be open for tours on Saturday, Sunday and Monday September 1st, 2nd and 3rd from 10am – 5pm.  Tour prices will be $10 per adult, and $5 per child with children under 5 free.    All tour proceeds go to the continued support of the ship.

For more information on the HMS Bounty visiting Gloucester,

please call (631) 584-7900.

Schooner Ardelle Sailing Schedule

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North Shore Arts Association will celebrate the 90th anniversary of its founding with a special historical exhibit. "NSAA at 90" runs August 16 – September 18 with a Gala opening featuring music and refreshments to be held on Sunday August 19th from 2-4pm. The public is encouraged to come dressed up in period attire.

NSAA at 90 will give viewers the opportunity to see major works by Cape Ann legends; Lester Stevens, Aldro T. Hibbard and Émile Gruppé, as well as seldom seen works by first year members Kathryn Cherry, Harry Vincent and Edmund Klotz.  In addition to paintings, the exhibit will feature more than a dozen works by some of the era’s most renowned sculptors including Anna Hyatt Huntington, Katharine Lane Weems and Richard Recchia. All of these historic works will be displayed in the same rooms where the artists originally showed their work.

HIbbard 90th


T H E   N E W S   F R O M   R O C K Y   N E C K

Exhibitions
photo credits Kathy Chapman and Anna Vojtech

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Rocky Neck News

FRI, Aug 17 : Pass the Hats, 6-10pm, The Center at Rocky Neck

Pass the Hat

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck presents “Pass the Hats” – a Gala Celebration of Gloucester’s Rocky Neck Cultural District on Friday, August 17, from 6-10 pm. at 6 Wonson St. in Gloucester. 

In the spirit of Rocky Neck’s Beaux Arts Ball and with the theme of HATS, the Rocky Neck Art Colony and its Cultural District partners will celebrate their Massachusetts Cultural Council recognition as one of the first five districts to be designated statewide.  Tax deductible proceeds will benefit The Cultural Center of Rocky Neck, future community center and headquarters of Gloucester’s Rocky Neck Cultural District.  Tickets ranging from $30 – $300 are available at the door and at Imagine Gallery, Khan Studio, and the Rocky Neck Gallery, all on Rocky Neck. 

Hats
photos by Diane Giardi

Art Colony members got together recently to create fun, one-of-a-kind hats that will be auctioned off at the event this Friday. Pictured above are Brenda Malloy, Yhanna Coffin, Karen Ristuben, Kathy Archer and Ruth Mordecai modeling their hats. These hats and many others are currently on display at The Center.

All are welcome for food, music, and dancing with cultural partners: Rocky Neck Art Colony, City of Gloucester, Gloucester Stage Co., Gloucester Writers Center, Gloucester Marine Railways, Schooner Adventure, and Ocean Alliance, and the many other individuals and businesses on the Rocky Neck area.

For more information call 978-282-1346.



Sunday, August 19, 2-4pm : Helen Ann Lind Reception at Khan Studio

HA Lind



Through August 28 : Paul George, Recent Paintings at the Rocky Neck Gallery
Paul George



Group Show at the Cultural Center: AUGUST 9-27

Featuring work by Yhanna Coffin, Loren Doucette, Eileen Mueller, Sinikka Nogelo, Barry Shuchter, and Ed Touchette

Rokhaya Waring
From the Docks, painting by Loren Doucette

Exhibition by Rocky Neck Art Colony artists at The Cultural Center, 6 Wonson St. in Rocky Neck.
Open Thursday to Sunday, 12 noon to 4pm.

For the Rest of the News from Rocky Neck via Judy Robinson Cox click here


Hi Joey,

It’s Curtis Sarkin from Maritime Gloucester, writing to tell you about the opening party for Camilla MacFadyen’s Stock the Tank fish print aquarium.  Opening party is Saturday, August 18, from 1:00-6:00.      

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Thanks!


Curtis Sarkin

Marine Science Educator

Maritime Gloucester

This Weekend Gloucester Waterfront Festival and Downtown Gloucester Block Party! We Will Be Live Blogging All Weekend Long

We will be Live blogging from the GMG tent at The Waterfront Festival so be sure to stop by to get your mug shot taken to be featured on these pages!

Also don’t forget that Saturday night your shopping doesn’t stop with the waterfront festival.  Head down to The Downtown Gloucester Block Party to shop and dine Al Fresco.

Family Fun Throughout The Weekend In G-Town Baby!

9am to 6pm each day

Meet the Artisans at the Gloucester Waterfront Festival …

Sponsored by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce

Where to Park?
Free parking along Stacy Boulevard or at the High School.
However, please note that there is small fee to park across the street at Beach Parking.

Directions Stage Fort Park, Hough Ave, Gloucester, MA
Easy to find … From Route 128 North, take Exit 14, follow to end.
Weather … Held Rain or Shine! …and it’s gonna Shine!
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Area info dining, shopping…

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Donna Ardizzoni photo

Click for the slideshow below-

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Featured TOP 20 SUMMER EVENT in Yankee Magazine!

Gloucester Image

Historic Stage Fort Park along Gloucester Harbor will come alive with color, flavor and music for the

32nd Annual

Gloucester

Waterfront Festival

Saturday, August 18 & Sunday, August 19

9am to 6pm daily

Over 175 Juried Artists and Craftsmen from throughout the U.S. will display their unique American made creations, craft demonstrations, live musical entertainment, children’s activities plus delicious ethnic foods.
A pancake breakfast, famous Gloucester Lobster and a huge assortment of Antique Cars complete this
picture perfect Seaport event!

Are you ready for this?…. this is a big one folks!

Come on out and meet the Artisans … Exhibits include Fine Jewelry, Original Watercolors, Pottery, Quilts, Silk & Dried Floral Arrangements, Wildlife Art, Dolls, Doll Clothes and Accessories, Custom Signs, Plush, Acrylic Sculpture, Tile,

Wire Mesh Buffalo by

Peter Robinson Smith

Pressed Flowers, Painted Antiques, Photography, Candles, Metal Sculpture, Intarsia, Carved Birds, Maps, Fiber Arts, Tapestry, Stained Glass, Vintage Chic, Scroll Work, Wood Burning, Slate, Scarves, Nautical Crafts, Aromatherapy, Pewter, Soaps, Wearable ArtFrances Henderson, Oil Paintings, Blown Glass, Ornaments,

Tide Clocks, Stone, Fleece, Calligraphy, Pet Gifts, Fragrance, Primitive and Folk Art, Mosaics, Wire Mesh, Stone, Candles, Stained Glass, Turned Wood, Basketry, Leather, Glass Chimes, “Sports” wear, Felting, Handbags, Walking Sticks, Accessories, Flags, Burl Wood, PVC Birds & more.

Come and sample gourmet delights such as Herbal Dips, Jams & Jellies, Honey, Nuts, Home-made Fudge and Candies, Oils, Vinegars, Maple, Pickles, Fruit Sauces, Wine Slushies, Cupcakes, Hot Sauces and more.

Ginger Sargent Westminster Whimsy Hebert Honey

Bring your appetite … Food Vendors include traditional American Fare and Lobster Rolls, plus Fried Dough with all the fixins, Fabulous Kettle Corn, Gourmet Lemonade, Brick Oven Pizza, Trolley Dogs and Fresh Healthy Paninis, Guzpacho, Soups, Crab Cakes and Cup Cakes!

Live craft demonstrations include Basketry, Decorative Painting, Fiber Art, Red Work Sewing, Pottery, Tile Making, Leather Embossing & Acrylic Sculptures.

The Rotary Club starts us off Saturday morning with their fabulous Pancake Breakfast! From 7:30am to 10am

Lobster Bake

North Shore Old Car Club will display over 75 Antique or Vintage Autos on Sunday ….

The Gloucester Waterfront Festival runs from 9am to 6pm each day.

Handicap Accessible and friendly pets are welcome, on a leash. Sophia Puppy

Directions: From Route 128 North take Exit 14.


Location:
Stage Fort Park, Hough Ave Gloucester

Admission is FREE! Rain or Shine.

Free parking along Stacy Boulevard or at the High School. However, please note that there is fee to park across the street at Beach Parking.

Stick around and visit the Downtown Gloucester Block Party
on Saturday night from 6pm til 10:30pm