Monthly Archives: February 2014

O’Maley Friday Night Fame Jr Performance Pictures From Snoop Maddie Mad, The Bean and Joey C

Once again another knock out killer entertaining performance.  I don’t care if you don’t know anyone performing in this play, it is worth attending for the performances alone.  My girls absolutely love it.  There’s still chances to see it too- check the schedule and plan to attend.  I promise you’ll be glad you did!

O’Maley Innovation School Drama Club presents musical, “Fame Jr.”

The O’Maley Innovation School Performing Arts Department cordially invites members of the Cape Ann Community to attend this year’s musical production of “Fame Jr.” The six shows, performed by two different casts and over 80 talented actors, actresses, and crew members,  are scheduled on:

Note I mention in the Video that there are performances Saturday and Sunday of this week but that is incorrect, the correct times for future performances are listed below-

· Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

· Friday, March 7, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

· Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

· Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

 

Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $5.00 for students and seniors and $7.00 for adults.  All proceeds finance future productions. Questions about the performances?  Call 978-281-9850.

Video- The Scene At Omaley School Fame Jr Friday Night

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Note I mention in the Video that there are performances Saturday and Sunday of this week but that is incorrect, the correct times for future performances are listed below

O’Maley Innovation School Drama Club presents musical, “Fame Jr.”

The O’Maley Innovation School Performing Arts Department cordially invites members of the Cape Ann Community to attend this year’s musical production of “Fame Jr.” The six shows, performed by two different casts and over 80 talented actors, actresses, and crew members,  are scheduled on:

Note I mention in the Video that there are performances Saturday and Sunday of this week but that is incorrect, the correct times for future performances are listed below-

· Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

· Friday, March 7, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

· Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

· Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

 

Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $5.00 for students and seniors and $7.00 for adults.  All proceeds finance future productions. Questions about the performances?  Call 978-281-9850.

Painting Bowls at Addison Gilbert Hospital in Support of The Open Door

Painting Bowls at Addison Gilbert Hospital in Support of The Open Door

Addison Gilbert Hospital hosted a bowl painting on February 26th in support of The Open Door Empty Bowl Dinner.

Hospital employees, their family and friends painted over 40 bowls for the Open Door Empty Bowl Dinner to take place on

Thursday, May 8, Cruiseport Gloucester from 4-8 p.m.  Everyone had fun for a great cause.

www.foodpantry.org

Sun on My Back!

Great Blue Heron Good Harbor Beach ©Kim Smith 2013Great Blue Heron photographed on a luxuriously warm late-October morning in the tide pool at Good Harbor Beach. Click image to view full size.

Oftentimes when I come upon a Great Blue Heron fishing in the marsh at dawn, they appear as though they have been there for some time, as though they are nearly finished feeding for the morning. That’s because they may very well be done. Great Blue Herons have specialized rod-type photoreceptors in their eyes which allows them to hunt both day and night!

Good Harbor Beach ©Kim Smith 2013

Fish on Fridays

The Fish on Fridays series is a collaboration between Gloucester photographers Kathy Chapman and Marty Luster. Look for various aspects of Gloucester’s centuries-old fishing industry highlighted here on Fridays.

The Fish on Fridays crew is frozen in port. We’ll see you in a few weeks.

IcedGloves3 Photo © Kathy Chapman 2014
http://www.kathychapman.com

4th Annual Spring Good Morning Gloucester Photo Contest

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What are you looking at?                                                                   You got a problem?

OK, now that you have looked at these squirrels the photo contest rules write themselves.

1) Photo must be taken in the month of March, 2014 within Essex county.
2) All submissions become the property of GMG blah blah blah legal mumbo jumbo Joey can repost them forever etc.

Well what else? The rules are wide open. Obviously the photo must contain a small woodland creature (or pet) with something weird stuck on their heads. For example, If you take an old child’s toy, say a plastic horse or cow, bunny, monkey, baby, Spiderman, Cabbage Patch doll, and cut the head off, stuff some peanut butter, peanuts, lard, cat food, into the hollow head and string it up with fishing line next to your bird feeder you might walk away the winner.

Send all photos to GMG somehow (leave a comment on this post) or email to paul_morrison@dfci.harvard.edu with subject line “GMG photo contest”.

Judging will be done by a completely biased set of judges on or around April Fools Day. There will be prizes awarded in many categories. Most original, best “squirrel horse”, best “Arrogant Squirrel”, best “Embarrassed Squirrel”, best “rare species”, best “pet caught in the act”, best photo not taken in Essex County. A caption may help the judges decide but not necessary. Sometimes words get in the way of telling a good story. If you create a lobster squirrel does anything really need to be said?

Any photo deemed to have caused harm to any creature will be disqualified. If someone were to go to Horse Head Squirrel Feeder and purchase an official Horse Head Squirrel Feeder you may have a lock on first place in some category.

Collaborations are encouraged. If you have made a dozen heads of various plastic animals and you now have a clutch of squirrels trained to look goofy in your backyard but you do not have a long lens there are many professional GMG photographers with the proper equipment who will come over to your house and shoot your squirrels. The usual split is 30% of the winnings go to the photographer.

Squirrel photo posted by Trev Warth on Google Plus and the photo was taken by Zielinski Photography all rights probably reserved. 

LISTEN LIVE and hear Gracie Curran Sing on Boston Herald Radio today at 2pm

Hear Boston blues singer Gracie Curran, who opened the 2013 Gloucester Blues Fest, sing on Adriana Cohen’s  Boston Herald Radio show, “Trending Now” today at 2pm.  You can listen LIVE ON LINE here.

And you can see Gracie LIVE at the Larcom Theatre in Beverly with Roomful of Blues horns (remember them from Celebrate Gloucester?) on Saturday, April 5.  Get tickets here.

RoboCop Appears to be Thawing – Will he get free in time?

Caught in a wicked storm RoboCop had frozen solid within the ice. Now he could feel the sun and his energy was recharging. Soon he will break free to wreak  justice on the not so innocent…His prayers have been answered.  Little does he know another storm is already fast approaching which could prolong his confinement!!

Can you see RoboCop?

Can you see RoboCop?

Got stuff? Indoor Yard sale Friday Night 5-8pm, March 7th at the Magnolia Library.

If you’re like most of us, you’ve got a LOT of stuff. Why not turn it into extra cash this Friday Night, March 7th at the Magnolia Library? Set up a table and come sell your unwanted items with your friends and neighbors!

Besides antiques, collectibles, books, records & household items, this sale will feature lots of postcards local and others. And… coffee by Glosta Joes, and Desserts by East Main St. Baking co.! If you’d like to set up, the fee is $20. This includes an 8ft table and chair. These events are well promoted, so there should be a great turnout! For more details call Walt at 978-395-7077 Hope to see you there!

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Three More Days to See Winter Bird Art At Trident Gallery

In This Newsletter
Three More Days to See Winter Bird Art

Chris Leahy Gallery Talk

Late Winter Meditations

An Interesting Tidbit

All Over Again: Music and Dance in Performance

Three More Days To See Winter Bird Art
Friday (10-5), Saturday (10-7), and Sunday (10-5) are the remaining days to see the winter bird art at Trident Gallery on loan from the Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon. After the birds leave, Winter Meditations will continue with its fourth and final phase, “Persephone’s Return.”

“Winter Birding with John James Audubon”
A Gallery Talk with Chris Leahy
Saturday, March 1, 5pm
Naturalist Chris Leahy is a charismatic and popular speaker as well as a noted author and editor. Raised in Marblehead and a resident of Gloucester since the 1970s, Leahy will speak particularly about the birds of Cape Ann as he adapts a talk he has been giving at the exhibition “Audubon’s Birds, Audubon’s Words” at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to the forty works of bird art currently at Trident Gallery.

Leahy’s interests in natural history are comprehensive, and he is a recognized authority on birds and insects; he holds the Gerard A. Bertrand Chair of Natural History and Field Ornithology at Mass Audubon; he has led natural history explorations to over 70 countries on all of the continents; he is the author of The Birdwatcher’s Companion to North American Birdlife (1,072 pp), Birds of Mongolia (forthcoming), The Nature of Massachusetts, The First Guide to Insects, “A Guide to Winter Birding on Cape Ann,” and many other publications.

The talk will last about an hour. No reservation needed. Chris will move around the gallery. Some folding chairs will be provided. A flyer is available in PDF format.

Late Winter Meditations – Doves on a Razor’s Edge

This morning, Mourning Doves were singing their mournful mating song in East Gloucester. Tonight, the temperature is 15, and a cold, gusty north wind is blowing.

Many living things don’t survive the winter, part two: a Razorbill washed up on Brace Cove beach almost exactly a year ago, and was photographed by Trident Gallery artist Patti Sullivan. First, for comparison, Audubon’s Razorbill (engraved by Robert Havell), and the stuffed Razorbill that visited Trident Gallery for Sandy McDermott’s workshop on January 31st.

An Interesting Tidbit

We’ve seen sea smoke on Gloucester Harbor and the waters around Cape Ann numerous times this year, because temperatures have been unusually cold. Sea smoke is a kind of fog, the same as our breath on a cold day. When very cold air passes over relatively warm water, the water warms and humidifies a layer of air, which drifts up into the colder air and condenses. A Rockport, Maine meteorologist gives a nice explanation here, and this scientific paper from 1963 gives a careful analysis and record of the phenomenon of sea smoke, which can rise in plumes to hundreds of meters above the sea’s surface. Photographer Winston Swift Boyer captured this scene of sea smoke in Gloucester during the winter of 1977-78.

Exhibition Poster (22″ x 23″) for sale in gallery, $25

Winter Meditations Evolves Toward Spring

All Over Again: Music and Dance in Performance
Sunday, March 9th, 5pm.

An evening of music and dance performance heralds the return of spring and again unites the visual and performing arts at Trident Gallery, marking the beginning of “Persephone’s Return,” the fourth and final phase of Winter Meditations. Multi-instrumentalist composers Nathan Cohen and Anthony Leva explore sonic geographies and genres. Dancers Olivier Besson and Chandra Cantor improvise duets with poetic intimacy, striking clarity, and dynamic surprise.

Please arrive at the gallery in time to be seated by 5pm, and note that Gloucester parking meters go off duty at 6pm.

Admission is free. Donations for the performers will be greatly appreciated.

Seating is limited. Seat reservations no later than 9am on Saturday March 8 are strongly recommended (978-491-7785 or events@tridentgallery.com or the Facebook event). If reservations fill all the seats that can be provided, some additional standing guests will be allowed.

A paper flyer is posted online in PDF format, and also a jpg image like the one above but with venue information.

Social Media
Information and images complementary to Winter Meditations appear regularly on the gallery Facebook page and the exhibition’s multimedia blog. Information about gallery events is published to all channels, but other content tends not to overlap with the content of email newsletters.

Summary of Winter Meditations events
17 January (Friday) 7:30pm-8:15pm: dance performance, Then it seemed beautiful
25 January (Saturday) 5pm-7pm: reception “Arctic Life”
31 January (Friday) 1pm-3pm: workshop: Drawing Birds and Wildlife from Nature
8 February (Saturday) 5pm-7pm: poetry reading Brendan Galvin
14 February (Friday) 5pm-6pm poetry reading Rufus Collinson
22 February (Saturday) 5pm-6pm poetry reading David Rich
1 March (Saturday) 5pm-6pm talk: Chris Leahy, “Winter Birding with John James Audubon”
9 March (Sunday) dance performance, All over again

Trident Gallery Overview

Trident Gallery is a showcase for the art of Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Exhibitions of contemporary art in traditional and non-traditional styles and media rotate every four to six weeks and are accompanied by scheduled presentations and discussions. Owner and Gallery Director Dr. Matthew Swift curates the exhibitions and gallery inventory, drawing on academic expertise and four generations of involvement in Cape Ann art to select each work of art and to illuminate its place within the cultural history of the region. Through its exhibitions, library, and programming, Trident Gallery is a part of the vital arts scene on Cape Ann and a resource for learning about the region’s rich artistic legacy and continuing importance.

Sincerely,

Matthew Swift
Director
Trident Gallery

+1 (978) 491-7785
TridentGallery.com
Gallery Hours (during Winter Meditations)
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday: 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-7pm
Monday, Tuesday, and any time by appointment

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“Gifts of Gold” 10 lb. Pasta Dress Makes It Into Art New England Magazine

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Wednesday evening I received exciting news in an email  from Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco, event chair of SeArts Wearable Art Runway Fashion Show held at Cruiseport Gloucester this past September. 

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Jacqueline Writes~ Felicia – you, pasta dress is the chosen runway piece in the Art New England
Magazine that just came out today!  Congratulations Sista :)

To find the
magazine best call their office in Boston.  Distribution is mostly to galleries
& museums :)

Hope you are well!!

Fondly

Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco

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Jacqueline, extended an invitation to this years SeArts Wearable Art Runway Fashion Show shortly after the release of my cookbook, “Gifts Of Gold In A Sicilian Kitchen With Sista Felicia, Harvest” this past August. Thrilled and honored to take part in this wonderful event I immediately excepted her invitation, and started designing 2 pieces for the show. The first piece to hit this years runway was made from recycled drink coasters, embellished with the GoodMorningGloucester.Com “My View of Life On The Dock” Homie logo.

The second wearable art piece made and featured in the lattest Art New England Magazine  March/April issue was inspired by the Gifts Of Gold my grandparents gave on to me that sparked my passion for cooking and my passion for continuing to keep my Sicilian family traditions alive for future generations.  The” Gifts Of Gold” flapper style dress was carefully hand swen together by my mother Pat Ciaramitaro and I, using fishing twin and 10 lbs. Metalic Gold  Ziti Pasta. The dress was modeled by my daughter Amanda Mohan. Linehan’s Photography, photo, of Amanda painted in metallic gold from head to toe modeling the “Gifts of Gold Pasta Dress” is featured in their March/April 2014 issue on page 29.

During yesterday visit to Art New England Magazine headquarters in Boston,  Rita and Judith were shocked to learn…( click see more for story & behind the scenes photos)

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Some words from our friend Fred

Fred has started to write a diary of his experiences of the last couple of months. First entry:

It Can’t Happen to Me, Can It?

I had been losing weight, and was getting progressively weaker. After consulting with my doctor in late January, I had a battery of tests, and found myself in the back of an ambulance headed for the hospital. Hospitals scared me, and events seemed to be getting out of control.

I settled into Gloucester’s Addison Gilbert Hospital for blood transfusions and every x-ray and other scan known to man. Addison was a friendly first stop, as many of the staff knew me or I knew them. Without exception, everyone was helpful and nice. I had my fingers crossed that I didn’t have something serious.
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Diagnosis: Cancer

By process of elimination, my illness was identified as cancer. The exact location and severity was undetermined. After a week at Addison Gilbert, I was sent by limo (ambulance) to Beverly Hospital. I made a lot of new friends on the second floor, and had bilateral nephrostomy tubes and stents inserted into my back/sides for liver drainage. This, along with medication, spared me from dialysis and chemotherapy.

My blood tests looked better, and my urine color went from rose to yellow, which is healthy. My doctors in urology and radiology were as happy as I was. Now stable, the next step is to get my strength and ability to walk back. I had graduated from critical care hospitals to a rehabilitation facility.
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Capped off nephrostomy tube.

Friday February 28th 2014 Cape Ann Weather…

Marine Forecast ….
Gale Warning through early morning hours…. Then Small Craft Advisory takes over…
Fri: W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 35 knots .Diminishing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

Fri Night: W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.

Ok to be honest with you this cold weather is driving me nuts! But it is what it is . And will get through it! So looking ahead to today sun / clouds can’t rule out a snow shower or flurry cold temps once again highs generally in the low to mid 20’s with a gusty west wind 15-20 mph .. Windchill values will feel like it’s the single digits … Friday night yup u guessed it FRIGID again lows around 10 above with a light and diminishing wind..
Saturday clouds / sun a tad warmer 30-35 degrees with a south wind 10-15 mph and gusts to 25mph possible .
Saturday night Increasing clouds late possible snow showers after midnight lows Around 26-30 degrees … Sunday overcast chance of light snow showers 35 degrees …
Sunday night / Monday watching potential storm ….

Now to Sunday night / Monday …A stationary front will be just off the south coast of New England . Waves of low pressure will ride along the front just south of us , keeping us in the cold potentially snowy side of things . A few models want to give us 2-6″ of snow .. It’s still to early to determine the exact impacts will experience Sunday Night / Monday .. There is still strong signaling that the storm could be even more suppressed to our south missing storm completely . So I’ll have a lot to iron out over the next 36-48 hrs .. Stay tuned . Regarding the snow , it will still stay rather cold through all of next week with a slight moderation in temps possible next Saturday . But by then we may be looking at another wintry bout with Mother Nature .. So we can’t win here or even catch a break ! Have a great Friday everyone .. And Happy TGIF to all of U… :) thanks for reading …
Peter Lovasco
GMG
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Community Stuff 2/28/14

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Fishtown Players Theatre is looking for backstage volunteers for its upcoming production of Evan Smith’s, The Savannah Disputation. They are looking for people who can help out with ushering, publicity and stage hands etc.

The Savannah Disputation is a comedy drenched in southern charm, infused with a pinch of hellfire and a dollop of damnation. Two eccentric Catholic sisters find themselves in a verbal smack down with a door-to-door evangelist in their own home. Crackling with wit and brimming with emotion, what unfolds is an up-to-the-minute comedy about organized religion, faith and morals in the not-so-United States.

The show runs:

Thurs. through Sundays, March 20th – 30th

Thurs. Mar. 20, Pay as You Can at 7:30pm

Fri & Sat Mar. 21, 22, 28, 29 at 7:30pm

A benefit performance for the Gloucester Writers Center on Thurs. Mar. 27 at 7:30 (all welcome) Call our reservation number or The Writers Center at, 978-283-7738

At the Gorton Theatre (home of Gloucester Stage Co.)

267 E. Main Street, Gloucester

For reservations please call 978-515 7957 or

Visit our website

www.fishtownplayers.com

Tickets $18 Seniors $15 Students $10

Also can be reached at http://fishtownplayers.com

The Fishtown Players delivers the heaven-sent comedy “The Savannah Disputation” to the Gorton Theatre in Gloucester. The four-person play is drenched in southern charm, infused with a pinch of hellfire and a dollop of damnation. Two sisters aren’t prepared for the well-versed door-to-door missionary as she trash-talks the Catholic church. The sisters plan revenge by enlisting the help of their unsuspecting parish priest, and a theological smack down begins. Crackling with wit and brimming with emotion, what unfolds is a delightful comedy about organized religion, faith and morals in the not-so-United States. Starring Kristine Burke, Jay DiPrima, Jessie Sorrells and Lauren Suchecki. Directed by David McCaleb. Produced by Michael McNamera. “VERY funny…blissfully entertaining.” —NYTheatre.com  “A theological back-and-forth with plenty of laughs.” —Boston Globe “Seemingly endless side-splitting moments.” – The Boston Metro


Sale at La Provence!

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Hi Joey C & GMG Readers!
We’re getting ready for new inventory to arrive soon but we need to make room first!
Entire store 30%-50% OFF until March 2nd!!!
Merci Beaucoup!
Dawn @ La Provence
4 Main Street
Rockport, Ma
978-546-5868
Current Hours:  Thursday thru Sunday 11am-5pm


MARCH 1

Hi!

I’m really excited to share that a Cape Ann Contra Dance is happening this Saturday, March 1 at the First Baptist Church on Gloucester Ave., Gloucester.  A recent survey of dancers showed that many would prefer a night other than Sundays, so here we go!

There will be an intro to dance basics workshop at 7:30, with the dance starting at 8:00.  The live music will be led by house band members Nathan Cohen and John Hicks and will likely include sit-ins and maybe a surprise guest!

Complimentary coffee and tea will be available throughout the evening.

We really hope to see both new and familiar faces on the dance floor.

More details can be found at  https://www.facebook.com/CapeAnnContraDance

Thanks for helping us spread the word!


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