Monthly Archives: January 2014

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 – 1968)

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A native of Atlanta and the son of a preacher, King developed a non-violent response to racism that was heavily influenced by Tolstoy, Thoreau, Niebuhr, and especially Gandhi. His doctoral thesis (at Boston University) was on the writings of Paul Tillich. Though he was a Baptist, the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization, made it possible for him to visit India to further his studies in 1959. A leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, he was a key player in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Selma protests and the 1963 March on Washington, at which he delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. Though he was the target of FBI investigations for his anti-segregation work and anti-Vietnam War position, he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. He was assassinated while in Memphis supporting a black sanitation workers strike. Just days later Congress passed the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1968 which, among other advances, prohibited discrimination in housing based on race, religion, or national origin. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Jimmy Carter in 1977.

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When working at the graduate school at Wheelock College in Boston during 2000-2003, I was making some travel arrangements for a guest speaker. As I was working on these arrangements, noticed the name was a professor Christine King Farris from Spelman College in Atlanta Georgia. She asked me for an escort as she stated she never travels alone after what had happened to her brother. What an honor to have met this woman and she was so kind to sign a book on her brother who was Martin Luther King. I have kept this and feel honored to have it.
January 20, 2014 MLKJanuary 20, 2014 Christine King Farris

MLK Jr observance Rockport

Hi, Joey,

Here’s a quick shot from the 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. observance in Rockport, originated and sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Society of Rockport, and joined this year by the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church. The gathering was on Monday. More than 50 people and a big delegation of dogs (Puppies for Peace) walked for roughly a half-mile through Rockport by way of Broadway, Dock Square and Main Street. All then returned to the church for hot cider and cookies and a short commemorative service led by Reverend Susan Moran.

Best — Jerry

2 Days Until “Meet The Coywolf” on PBS

Meet The Coywolf on PBS This Wednesday, January 22, at 8.00 PM.  Find out where all that howling at the moon on Cape Ann is coming from.

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Six Week Old Coywolf.

The coywolf, a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf, is a remarkable new hybrid carnivore that is taking over territories once roamed by wolves and slipping unnoticed into our cities. Its appearance is very recent — within the last 90 years — in evolutionary terms, a blip in time. Beginning in Canada but by no means ending there, the story of how it came to be is an extraordinary tale of how quickly adaptation and evolution can occur, especially when humans interfere. Tag along as scientists study this new top predator, tracking it from the wilderness of Ontario’s Algonquin Park, through parking lots, alleys and backyards in Toronto all the way to the streets of New York City. -PBS

Watch this with your kids

We can talk about him all we want, but there’s just no substitute for the real thing.  Dr. King is one of the greatest orators of all time.  His brilliantly written speeches are full of musical references, quotes from songs, poetry and metaphor — all woven into a moving piece of performance art.  Dr. King’s voice is lyrical and musical.   It’s like hearing a great song — as entertaining as it is profound.  Enjoy!

Discovery Auction (Walk-a-Round Style) Today January 20th – Monday night – 6pm (Inspection 3-6) 1 Lexington Ave. Magnolia Village in Gloucester, MA 01930

Discovery Auction

Extreme Snow Date Tues. Jan. 21st

Those of you who’ve attended our most recent events, know that well, we haven’t really had any RECENT events, because we’ve been very busy stocking up the old warehouse and this Discovery Auction is going to be jam packed with treasures!

What exactly IS a Discovery Auction?

A discovery auction is probably the most exciting and fun of all types of auctions to attend! No one really knows what’s going to be there. OK, so we have an idea, but up until the day of the sale, even we don’t know everything that the auction will include. That’s because we’re going to pack it with the best, most unusual, profitable loot we can find, right up until the day of the sale!

What! No listing? No pictures?!

Nope. We may post a few on our Facebook Page or on www.capeannauction.com

You don’t really have any stuff yet do you? That’s why there are no pictures.

Wanna bet? :) Seriously, we are packed for this sale. But posting tons of pics and posting a detailed listing is time consuming, time better spent on getting the sale ready!

What will the cat drag in…

While we won’t give you specifics, we can tell you that there will be lots of antiques, glass & china, ephemera, furniture, box-lots & surprises!

Food?

A light snack bar & coffee by Glosta Joes!

Terms:

Cash, checks & credit cards accepted w/ID

Helpful tips:

Bring boxes & packing, get there early enough to inspect, and be prepared to be on your feet for a while. This is a walk-a-round auction with no seating. (Be wary of standing too close to friends who may want to bid on the same things you do!)

Buyer’s Premium?

N-O-P-E!

What do you mean by Extreme Snow date?

We will have the auction unless there are severe, unsafe driving conditions. Check our website or our Facebook page if you have questions about cancellation
MA Lic#2621If you want to participate in future auctions as a seller or have something to sell to us directly, email to wkolenda@gmail.com

Passing of Anthony (Bompo) Parisi

  I read with sadness the passing of Tony in the times today.  He was a classmate of ours and the last time

I saw him was at our class 80th birthday party at the Gloucester House this summer.  I had a long talk with him

about our past association.  He played football with us early in our high school years.  He always lived on Poplar  St.

near The DPW Property.  I never knew his success in the fishing industry owning several draggers, Captain,

First Mate, and engineer.   He was also the Past President of the Gloucester Marine Railways.

  I will personally miss our classmate and friend.

Bob Quinn

Lentil Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

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Lentil Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

Ingredients

2 cups dried lentils

1 medium red bell pepper

1 large fennel bulb

1 cup thinly sliced red onion

1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley

Lemon Vinaigrette Ingredients

juice of one large lemon

1/4 cup olive oil

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon  freshly ground pepper

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

2 large garlic cloves finely minced

Step-by-Step

1 combine all vinaigrette ingredients in mixing bowl; whisk together; reserve

2 place lentils and large sauce pan; cover with 2 inches water above lentils; bring to rolling boil; cover; lower heat; simmer 15 minutes; strain in colander; reserve

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3  cut peppers into 1/4 -1/2 inch pieces; reserve in serving bowl

4 thinly slice red onion and fennel; add to serving bowl

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5  add reserved lentils; toss; add garlic; pour reserved vinaigrette over-the-top; mix; refrigerate 1 hour;  top with  freshly chopped parsley just before serving

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Note~ Will keep refrigerated in airtight container 5 days

Haystacks

Haystacks are common wherever hay is grown. The purpose is to to let the hay dry in open air, and not become moist and rot. These haystacks were photographed by Gloucester's Charles E. Dennison. I think he was inspired by Monet's famous Haystacks series of oil paintings. From what I know of Dennison, the photo was taken in the North Shore area. He was also a painter.   By chance, I was browsing Main Street Arts and Antiques on Main Street. There on the wall was a painting of haystacks by Charles E. Dennison! It was based on this photo. I bought it for a few million dollars less than a Monet. There are still haystacks along Route 133 between Essex and Ipswich. Get some shots while you can.

Haystacks are common wherever hay is grown. The purpose is to to let the hay dry in open air, and not become moist and rot. These haystacks were photographed by Gloucester’s Charles E. Dennison. I think he was inspired by Monet’s famous Haystacks series of oil paintings. From what I know of Dennison, the photo was taken in the North Shore area. He was also a painter. By chance, I was browsing Main Street Arts and Antiques on Main Street. There on the wall was a painting of haystacks by Charles E. Dennison! It was based on this photo. I bought it for a few million dollars less than a Monet. There are still haystacks along Route 133 between Essex and Ipswich. Get some shots while you can.

Community Photos 1/20/14

Richard G. Weissman submits-

Hi Joey:

Good pic from the Gloucester Marine Railways yesterday. 

Rich

GMR


What’s the hurry what’s the rush, speeding onwards past love’s beauty, always present while we fill our head with lists only to empty a few to fill again. What we see outside is a small reflection of who we are inside. It is the unlimited creativity of our minds that paint the sky with such wonder. Ramani Rangan

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Twilight & Sunset in Essex, MA From Elinor Teele

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