Monthly Archives: March 2014

Lecture: Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities! Notes from a Gloucester Garden

On Thursday, March 6th, at 7:30pm I will be giving a slide presentation and lecture for the Holden Garden Club. The lecture is based on my book, Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities!, which I both wrote and illustrated.

Now is the perfect time of year to read Oh Garden, as we dream of spring awakenings and all the garden’s possibilities!

See the Events page of my website for upcoming lectures and film screenings open to the public.

Addendum to the post ~

Brian M. O’Connor, “happy me” asks in the comment section, “what beach or dock is Holden near?”

My response:

Hi Brian,

How you you? How is your beautiful daughter Amelia?

I am so blessed that Oh Garden has sold all around the country, as well as in Canada and England, and continues to do so. It has legs for a reason. The information within its pages continues to have relevance and inform. My book is primarily about garden design, with a tremendous amount of information about habitat gardening; how to create a welcoming haven for people, butterflies, and songbirds; how to create a fragrant garden, and beautiful Gloucester gives it a sense of place. I wrote Oh Garden for my children, and primarily for young families just starting out with a garden, and for people who want a new look to their garden, to try something new and give them a fresh way of thinking about their existing garden.

One reason I chose my publisher, David R. Godine, is because he has a fabulous backlist catalogue; books don’t end up in the remand pile, which is the fate of most non-self published books today if they aren’t number one best sellers.

Thanks so much Brian for the question!

Best wishes to you and your family.

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Pinot Noir Seminar Tonight at Savour Wine and Cheese 5-7pm

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Our special guest is David Polite, owner and winemaker at Carlton Hill Winery in McMinnville, Oregon – the heart of the famed Wilammette Valley.  He will pour his elegant Pinot Noirs for you to taste, talk a bit about what is involved in growing this very challenging grape, and explain what it takes to make great Pinot Noir.
Come sip, savour, and learn about one of America’s most prized and elusive wines.

Currently 11 acres in production, Carlton Hill Vineyard sits in the center of Oregon appellation Yamhill-Carlton District.  The Yamhill-Carlton appellation, which is comprised of the sedimentary remains of an ancient ocean bed, is unique in that the soils are some of the oldest in the Willamette Valley region.

 

And, while the Appellation is still very young, the wines produced from here reveal very distinct bright, black fruit flavors.” 

 

David and Dan Polite, Carlton Hill Proprietors

 

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner
Sunday, March 16
6 – 8 p.m.
$29.95 (plus tax and tip)
 
9 Places left!

LIVE BLOGGING: UPDATE FENWAY S.

The boys lost, but no worries. I ran into some nice folks that relocated from Belmont to Boca Raton. They still visit G-Town! Say hello to Cindi Bloom & Gil “Lucky” Dube.

Who brought me here you ask? My awesome Aunt Joany K!

How’s the view from the Monstah 2.0?… Wicked!

I also shared a beer w this guy!

Good hair unite!

Guess who’s got balls?

Sticker update you say? Still stuck!

I had to give my catch away. These solid Bo Sox fans came all the way from Mobile Alabama and earned it! Meet Win (L) & Pack (R)!

Stay tuned for more action from Fenway South!

Spring Art Show

Only 15 days til Spring…

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After that, there are only 21 more days until the Spring Art Show at the Magnolia Historical Society.  From the icy grip of winter emerges a fresh new body of work by some of your favorite Cape Ann artists.  While it may not be the first Art Show of Spring 2014, it is lining up to the best.  Mark your calendars now, and pray we won’t have snow.

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Meet the cast of Fame Jr., tonight on Cape Ann TV — see the play live @ O’Maley this week

FameLogoHeidi Dallin interviews the cast and crew of “Fame Jr.” for a  Cape Ann TV special that airs tonight at 6PM on Channel 12.

If you haven’t seen the show, your last chance is this week: Thursday & Friday, March 6 & 7 at 7PM or Saturday & Sunday, March 8&9 at 1pm.

Tickets are available at the door.

If you can watch the special tonight, see it on the Web at Cape Ann TV’s wicked cool streaming service here.

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VIDEO: Laissez les bons temps rouler (Let the good times roll) it’s Mardi Gras!

Well, here in frosty New England, it used to be just another Tuesday in the dead of winter.  But once Henri Smith moved to Gloucester (after Katrina blew is house down — see short bio here) we started celebrating Mardi Gras and now you have plenty of opportunities to celebrate on Cape Ann.  Here are a few:

Eat and drink at Lat43 and Minglewood from 11:30 – close today and 10% of what you spend goes to help send YMCA Teens on their service learning trips to New Orleans and the Navajo Nation.  Plus you can enter a raffle to win cool prizes (including 4 tickets to see Grammy-winner Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers with Henri Smith on Friday at The Larcom Theatre just down the road in Beverly).

Great music tonight all over town and music is the best way to celebrate.  See the complete live music schedule here.

Any time you like you can see Henri Smith and Charles Neville’s 2012 Mardi Gras concert at Minglewood Tavern on Cape Ann TV’s wicked cool streaming site here.

If you’re NOLA homesick, check out the live webcams here.

Maybe — just maybe — if we celebrate Mardi Gras today, we’ll heat up Cape Ann and usher in Spring a tad earlier.  Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Wednesdays with Fly ~ John Rockwell and his band “Loose Tongues” will be hosting for the evening in Fly’s absence.

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Wednesdays Only: Prime Rib, $12.95!

Wednesday, March 5th
Guest Host:
  JOHN ROCKWELL and his band Loose Tongues.

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Everybody loves this guy.  I don’t know what it is.  Sense of
humor?  Good looks?  Personality?  Incredible musicianship?
All of the above?  Whatever it is, John Rockwell will be your
guest host this week while I’m away at a rock’n’roll show in
Orlando.  Enjoy (and thank you so much, John)! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prime Rib Special -
  $12.95
 (while they last)
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ new wine menu!
Upcoming…
3/12…
Renee Dupuis 
(w/Joe Cardoza)

3/19…
Marina Evans

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward…
…to seeing you there!  :-) ~ Fly

Sista Felicia Speakes at Holy Family Parish Guild Tonight

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Holy Family Parish Guild Meeting Tonight!

 The March Guild Meeting of the Holy Family Parish will be held at 7 PM on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.  Meeting will be held in Monsignor Sullivan Hall. All are welcome to attend.

Our featured guest will be Felicia Mohan, author of GIFTS OF GOLD, who will share her cookbook story, and talk about her family favorite recipes and traditions handed down surrounding the feast of St. Joseph.

Tuesday March 4th , 2014 Cape Ann Weather..

Marine Forecast…
Tue: NW winds 5 to 10 kt…becoming SW in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

Tue Night: SW winds around 5 kt…becoming NW after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Tuesday Mostly sunny with a few fair weather clouds warmer temps around 30 degrees … With a light northwest wind around 10 mph becoming southwest late in the day .. Clouds increase late day with dry conditions ..
Tuesday night mostly cloudy with a low of 25 degrees.. Light north winds 5-10 mph .. Could see sum ocean effect snow showers or flurries well after midnight ..30% chance…
Wednesday cloudy with a chance of snow showers with a north to northeast wind around 10mph . High 30 degrees .. Snow showers possible Wednesday night with northeast winds 15-20 mph possible higher gusts.. Little if any accumulations… Lows in the 20′s..
Thursday / Friday / Saturday extended outlook mostly cloudy highs in 30′s lows in the 20′s . Lower 40′s Saturday ..with mostly sunny skies …
It seems as if winter is finally loosing it’s grip on Cape Ann … Temps rebound to 40′s this weekend with mostly sunny skies .. Watching a coastal storm for late weekend , at this time it appears the high pressure will protect us from any impacts .. But it’s 4-5 days out so I’ll have more on that potential later in the week.. Have a terrific Tuesday and thanks for viewing ..
Peter Lovasco
GMG
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