Monthly Archives: February 2014

Delicious Dinner at Passports

It’s always a treat to enjoy a yummy meal cooked by someone else…. especially when it’s prepared by chefs Eric & Jeremy at Passports! from Xfinity Mobile App

Happy Birthday Catherine Ryan!!!

Catherine Charles & George Ryan @Kim Smith 2012Catherine, George, and Charles Ryan

Thank you Catherine for all the beautiful work that you do on behalf of Gloucester’s artists, arts, and the  community at large. With two bright and active twin sons, I don’t know how you manage to give all that you do! You are Amazing!!!

If you are at all involved with the arts in Gloucester than you know of Catherine Ryan. For those not aware, Catherine has the special appointment of The Mayor’s Representative on the Gloucester’s Committee for the Arts. In that role, she brings to the fore countless art related projects and endeavors. Additionally, she provides hands on and ongoing expertise to the Gloucester HarborWalk. Catherine is also an actively involved member of the steering committee for the Gloucester Harbortown Cultural District.

©Kim Smith 2012

Regular GMG readers know of Catherine too from her outstanding and informative steady stream of posts that highlight important cultural events and activities taking place in our community.

Catherine Ryan Mufy White ©Kim Smith 2014Catherine and Muffy White at this year’s Art Haven Buoy Auction

Thanks again Catherine and keep up the fantastic job!

Actually, Happy Belated Bday as Catherine’s birthday was two days ago.

Creative people battle addiction

Recent events should make it fairly clear that the war on drugs is a dismal failure.  Debate rages (as it should) about what might work and today it seems fitting to look at how creative people help in profound and very personal ways.

Now, you might assume that creative people tend to be more susceptible to addiction than the rest of us — think Hendrix, Joplin, Morrison, Philip Seymour Hoffman … the list goes on.  But creative people may also offer the best solution to the problem by expressing their personal experiences through their art in a way that touches us deeply and gives those of us who might fall into addiction something to hold on to.

One of my favorite young artists, Tristen, who’s appearing at Brighton Music Hall tonight with Jeremy Messersmith, has a wonderful song with a catchy tune and simple, profound lyrics that express, through pop music bliss, her resolve not to feed her friend’s habit while continuing to love and care for him — Here’s the chorus.

I will never falter, I will never fear
For I’ve seen the demons love can conquer disappear

Watch her video

Closer to home, local rising star, Chelsea Berry’s song You Me and Mary shows us how drugs can ruin a relationship.  Listen here:

Oliver Stone, in his cautionary movie The Doors, demonstrates how drugs and excess killed one of rock music’s most creative geniuses.  This is the best anti-drug experience you could ever give your kids.  Make them sit through the whole thing  before they’re 12.

If recent events aren’t enough to convince you the war on drugs is folly, watch Steven Soderbergh’s brilliant film Traffic.  As Roger Ebert says in his 4-star praise of this extraordinarily creative film, “This war is not winnable on the present terms, and takes a greater toll in human lives than the drugs themselves.”  Watch this trailer:

Divorce Corp The Movie Playing at Cape Ann Community Cinema

David Calvo forwards-

Joey do you think we can promote this on the blog?  I organized this with Robert Newton and there will be a discussion after the movie

SPECIAL SCREENING – “Divorce Corp.” (Sun. Mar. 9 @ 4:00pm)

By Robert Newton on January 15, 2014

For roughly 50% of American families divorce is an unpleasant fact of life. Dealing with divorce and its effects destroys lives and bankrupts individuals every day. Family law, which barely existed for most of our country’s history, has morphed into a gigantic industry over the past several decades. Learn first-hand about the excesses and injustices rampant in the U.S. family court system. Do not miss the riveting film that offers a spotless condemnation of family courts across America. In interviews with top insiders and an array of litigants, a place aptly termed “the last fiefdom of lawlessness and tyranny,” is uncovered.

DATE:
SUNDAY, MARCH 9TH @ 4:00PM

TICKETS:
$10.00 ADULTS / $8.50 STUDENTS & SENIORS / $7.00 CINEMA MEMBERS

Live Blogging: Animal Krackers

It’s the Open House for Tiny Tails @ Krackers until 2pm! Come check the new doggie daycare, eat some Dunkin Munchkins, drink some DD coffee, and meet some local pooches!!
The sign makes it official!

Martha is in the house!

Bandit gives the place a test run.

This sweet guy questions my motives.

Now he’s chillin!

Balloons, dogs love balloons.

And of course, it’s Dozzer!! A Krackers legend!!

You betta come down, or I’ll send Doz to find you!!

Today 6-8 @ The Rhumb Line “Dan King’s” Early show with AnnMarie Shimanoski, Brian O’Connor and George Hall. Then at 9:30 Groove Therapy!

The Rhumb Line
The Early Show with Dan King this Saturday, Feb.8th, 6-8pm @ The Rhumb Line with AnnMarie Shimanoski, Brian O’Connor and George Hall.

poster by Louise

poster by Louise

Join The Groovement! This Saturday night we setup shop at the Rhumb Line and build a sonic wall of funkery for the people…in other words, we be jammin’.

groovement

Ryan & Wood Rum Caramel Sauce . . . seriously.

Rum Caramel Sauce + So Much More

This time, it’s ok to play with your food.
Mix + Match sauces and drizzle over French butter cookies.
Ooh la la . . . our Dessert Kit is seriously fun.

Dessert Kit Includes…

1. 1 French Butter + 1 Chocolate CookieCygnet Bakery

2. Jar of Fudge Sauce from
Fudge Everything!

3. Jar of Huckleberry Bourbon Sauce from Pamplemousse

4. Jar of Ryan & Wood Rum Caramel Sauce from Maryellen Gigliotti

5. Finishing Salt from Atlantic Saltworks

6. “My Cherry Amour” Caramels fromCaramels de Bourchard
. . . and last but not least
7. 2014 Dinner Dealer deck of cards!
Dine out. Dessert in!
Happy Valentine’s Day
(whichever your flavor)

Valentine’s Day Dessert Kit
The Most Delicious Love Story.


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Watch the Love Story Unfold

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