Monthly Archives: October 2012

2012 Ravenswood Trail Race Info from JD– Limited Sign-Ups Still Available Register Now At www.teamgloucester.com

 

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Ravenswood Trail Race, Sunday, October 14

Posted on October 4, 2012

We need about 10 volunteers the morning of the race: one or two more people to help with registration from 8:00-9:15, and then some folks to man the water stop and direct runners on the trail (time commitment approximately 8:30-9:45).

In addition, we need lots of baked goods and raffle items.  This is the race’s tenth year, we want it to be memorable!

Please email me at jenn@teamgloucester.com if you are interested, or comment here.

If you are considering running, there are now 14 spots left. I wouldn’t wait to register.

Registration will be limited to 175 entrants and there will be pre-registration online.  There will be NO day of registrations accepted.

Click here to register online.

Click here to download a mail-in registration form.

Berklee is back in Gloucester for a new season on October 25 at the Gloucester House

We’ve just worked out a new season of Berklee in Gloucester beginning with The Jim Odgren Quintet, featuring not one, but TWO BERKLEE PROFESSORS.  The band plays jazz and standard songs in a style steeped in the rich tradition of 50′s and 60′s Blue Note jazz.  We kick off the 2012/2013 season at The Gloucester House in their front room with excellent acoustics.

Doors open at 6:30, so come for dinner and stay for the show.  You will be able to purchase tickets on-line later tonight or tomorrow morning.  You can also call 978-525-9093 to get tickets.  Seating is limited and last time the Gloucester House show was almost sold out, so don’t wait too long.

Today we also set up the Gloucester2Berklee Scholarship Fund at Berklee.  This scholarship fund is earmarked for helping to send a Gloucester student to Berklee.  If you want to donate to the fund, bring a check to the concert, make it payable to Berklee College of Music and put Gloucester2Berklee in the memo.  Soon you may even be able to donate on-line.

Here’s some more info on The Jim Odgren Quintet:
Both Professors at Berklee College of music in Boston, Dave Santoro (acoustic bass) and Jim Odgren (alto saxophone) co-lead the band. Joining them are three young and very talented Berklee student musicians – Roberto Giaquinto on drums, Davis Whitfield on piano and Lucian Gray on guitar. Their music swings hard, bringing out a style reminiscent of mainstream jazz from the era, combined with solos that venture into more modern sounds. Dave and Jim have released one cd together. It’s called “Day Dreaming“. It can be found on CDBaby here.

Jim Odgren, alto saxophonist extraordinaire, has put together an album filled with playing of extraordinary intricacy. Yet it’s executed with such style and ease, it’s accessible to the common listener. Its smooth melodicism, mixed with intricate lines and exiting harmonies makes this album a must to listen to. This is musicianship at the highest level and it deserves a place in everyones CD collection

Steve Johnson’s review of
Jim Odgren’s CD “Her Eyes” available here.

Gail McDonald Represents in Rockport! Submitted by Fred Bodin

Gail McDonald and Betty Represent in Rockport!

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Gail is breakfast chef at the Emerson Inn by the Sea (on right) in Pigeon Cove, Rockport. And this is her car, "Betty," so named because of it’s CarLashes, and resemblance to the 1930′s animated cartoon star Betty Boop. If you haven’t heard, Gail’s Sunday Brunch at the Emerson is unbelievable. Don’t miss it, it ends for the season on November 1st, although the kitchen is open year ’round for dinner. Great place!

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Clear History Filming Seaplane in Gloucester This Afternoon

A dense blanket of fog came rolling in from the east this afternoon and really put a damper on the film crew’s efforts at filming the seaplane. The scene was gorgeous, but it looked impossibly unsafe to fly and to navigate through all the boats in the harbor. I am hoping the weather clears up for the film crew.

New Larry David Film Clear History in production. Read More in the Hollywood Reporter

Adele’s Skyfall and Happy Global James Bond Day!

Adele’s intoxicating voice along with the 77 piece orchestra for Skyfall is every sultry second a new classic Bond theme.

Skyfall premiered on Adele’s website this morning at 0:07.

Skyfall was co-written by Adele and and Paul Epworth and was recorded at Abbey Road Studios. Epworth co-wrote and produced Rolling in the Deep. Skyfall displaced Rihanna’s Diamonds from the top of the iTunes chart this morning. The U.K.’s The Telegraph reports, “Previous Bond theme artists have all failed to take their songs to the top of the charts, including Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Tom Jones, and Madonna. Duran Duran made it to number two in 1985 with A View to a Kill.

The single’s release comes exactly 50 years to the day since the world premiere of the first Bond movie, Dr No. And the film company behind the 007 franchise has designated today Global James Bond Day, with a number of activities to mark the anniversary.”

The film, Skyfall 007, starring Daniel Craig as Bond, is premiering on October 26.

Harmony in Gloucester Harbor

Harmony in Gloucester Harbor

Don’t Forget To Set Your DVR’s For Nor’ Easter Men Featuring Gloucester’s Gussy Sanfilippo and Crew Aboard The Lily Jean

Featuring one of the classiest well respected fishing families in Gloucester MA- Gussy Sanfilippo and his crew.

Follow Gus on twitter here @gussanfilippo

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Follow all the NorEasterMen twitter news at hashtag #NorEasterMen

 

The life and work of fishermen from Gloucester, New Bedford, and Portland will get national exposure with the History Channel’s Nor’easter Men. The series premiers tonight at 9pm. The documentary, three hour-long episodes airing from 9pm to 12am, chronicles four boats in the New England groundfish fleet during the winter fishing season.
According to the History Channel, "Today’s fishermen who venture into the North Atlantic compete to reel in the biggest catches and largest paychecks. ‘Nor’easter Men’ follows the lives of rival New England crews as they brave storms, cold and exhaustion to bring their catch to market and mark their place in history
view trailer

“In A Bird’s Eye”

Most if not all Gloucester residents are well acquainted with the heated local debate about the future of The Fort and the old Bird’s Eye building.  This was the inspiration for the musical “In A Bird’s Eye”, which was given a reading/singing at the Tragabigzanda Political Theatre Festival.  It follows a family through their discussions at their annual 4th of July reunion, where tradition and change collide in a funny and balanced portrayal of people on of both sides of the debate (and those who chose to stay in between).

The multi-generational cast

To sell, or not to sell?

Money talks

His heart is in it

The girls

It is a musical, after all

Grampy’s not having any of it

More photos of this and the other plays here.

Henry Allen’s North Shore Folklore Theatre Company is on Facebook.

- Fr. Matthew Green

John McElhenny Submits This Poll: Is our Joey at risk of becoming overexposed?

John McElhenny submits –
On Wednesday a German photographer stopped by to take
hunky pin-up calendar photos of Joey down the dock. Today, there’s our Joey again in a photo spread in the Gloucester Times. He’s been profiled and quoted in magazines and newspapers way more times than anyone could count.
We know Joey’s rugged good looks are like nectar to photographers. But is there a danger he’ll become overexposed and people will tire of his George Clooney-like mug?


 
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Joey C. and Justin Bieber: Which one gets more media? It’s a close call.

This is a big concern for Joey’s future modeling career. So it’s important that we ask readers:

New lighting in Gloucester City Hall Photo From Maggie Rosa

Maggie writes-

Work in progress!

National Grid has worked with the City to provide new lighting for City Hall’s Kyrouz Auditorium – the lighting fixtures are on the left, the old on the right.

In addition, the lighting for the Build Not For Today Alone but for Tomorrow As Well WPA mural has been replaced.

Staging on the ventilators will be coming down this week or next. Get your cameras ready!

 

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