Monthly Archives: March 2014

Would you rather be seated next to a screaming 2 year old or hacking cough smoker?

Say there’s only two seats available on a flight home and you had to choose, which would you pick?

Gorgeous Works on Paper by American Realist Painter JEFF WEAVER

SIMPLY EXQUISITE ~Don’t miss this show!

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Rockport Art Association

Jeff Weaver ~ Solo Exhibit

Opening Reception

Sunday, March 16, 2014, 2-4pm

Show runs through March 27, 2014

Artist Statement

“This show of works on paper consists of drawings in charcoal, pastel, and oil, as well as watercolor.
Some were done as sketches or studies for larger works, others as finished pieces in themselves.
The use of a variety of mediums helps me to take a fresh approach to familiar subjects””

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Giuseppe’s kicks off their 7th SingerSongwriterShuffle TONIGHT!

It’s beginning to look a lot like …. spring?  Well, sorta.  Giuseppe’s is firing up their SingerSongwriterShuffle for the next 5 Thursdays.  See some Cape Ann favorites tonight, including Allen Estes, Satch Kerans, Toni Ann Enes, Matt Minigell, Charlee Bainchini and John Jerome and get yourself in the mood for a great weekend of music — see the full weekend live music schedule here.

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The North Shore Folklore Theatre Company is thrilled announce the 4th season of our Summer Stock Theatre Club!

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“Not every child is a ‘camp kid,’ but in a club, everyone belongs.”

- Henry Allen

The North Shore Folklore Theatre Company is thrilled announce the 4th season of our Summer Stock Theatre Club! Read more

Cheryl Arena & Noe Socha ~ Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line Tonight 8-11…3.6.2014

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http://www.cherylarena.com/

Dave says,

Let’s welcome back that saucy Sympeglade of the (Mississippi) saxophonium and terroristic vocalist, Ms. Cheryl Arena. She’s got a sound big as her name. She’s just traded in her spurs and 15 gallon hat for a set of Uggs and a Sterno hand warmer. Yes, yes, she’s moved from politically insane Texass to the land of a thousand ironies here in Ma. Somehow a shoulder holster is a fashion no-no under a down vest. She’ll be riding into town this Thursday gunning for you!
Her posse consists of sidekick Noé something or other. Don’t know his last name but the numbers on his mugshot reads 019666. He’s the guitarist por favor.
Dynamo duties performed by that ultimate ululator on the skins, Mr. Ephraim Lowell. I’ll be crowding the plate. Still there at 8 p.m. to 11, when Noe bolts for the door to try to catch a ride to his next gig! See you then!

THE RHUMB LINE BAR & RESTAURANT

40 Railroad Ave.Gloucester, MA 01930

phone: 978-283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/index.htm

Fish Shack Rockport, MA

The Fish Shack restaurant is hosting a benefit spaghetti dinner Thursday, March 6, 2014, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. to support a foundation honoring the youngest victim of last April’s Boston Marathon bombings.

All money raised will go to the Martin W. Richard Foundation, named for the 8-year-old boy who lost his life in the terrorist attack at the marathon finish line.

The timing of the dinner is also geared toward allowing visitors to go to the Annual Rockport Public School Art Show at the Rockport schools’ art museum. The dinner costs $8 for adults and $5 for kids; the art show is free.

Those interested in pre-sale tickets can contact Susan Collins at 978-546-9566. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

GMG FOB Dave Moore Shares A Beautiful St. Joseph Prayer Song

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Huge GMG FOB Dave Moore writes~Dedication for all!
That’s great smile dedicated this to you and entire group the love and gift of sharing – Where we find solace

God Bless!

Dave &  Kim

Sista Felicia ~  Dave attached a YouTube video about The Feast Of St.  After watching it several times last night, I knew I had to share it with the GMG community today. Take a moment to read the  beautiful story about the miraculous ways of St. Joseph’s. It brought tears to my eyes, and the Prayer of St Joseph, sung by Angelina song will be added to our St. Joseph prayer/song books this year.

Prayer of St Joseph, sung by Angelina

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEgsUY7lUjw

For Story about Video and copy of The Pray Of St. Joseph  written in Sicilian taken from the pages of our St. Joseph Novena Prayer book click see more Read more

Pet of the Week- Woof

Woof

Pleased to meet you!   I am a playful and full of energy cat.  I am outgoing and happy to meet new human friends.

I am staying at the Cape Ann Animal Aid, located at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter, Four Paws Lane, Gloucester.   It is a wonderful shelter here and we have many cats and dogs in need of loving homes.  If you are looking for a male kitten, I hope you might consider me.

Check our website at: CapeAnnAnimalAid.com I am only five-months-old and I have a handsome shorthaired white and tiger coat.  I will be medium size when I am fully grown.   Oh!  my name is Woof, but I am a cat – really!

GMG Local Outstanding Food Value Post

To join the GMG Community Group Page click here

This copied from the discussion on the GMG Community Group Page-

About to begin writing a new page for GMG highlighting the best local food values.
Examples: Leonardo’s currently has $6.99 lg cheese pizzas on Monday and Tuesday.
There’s some great deals available every day on http://www.udine4less.com
Destinos eat-in salad bar.
Mamie’s Kitchen $5 Fridays
I want to find the absolute best food values in town and highlight them.
To do this Ill need your help.
Please help with the list. What are some great local food deals folks can take advantage of?
I’m posting this first here to Google plus. Let’s see what we can come up with.

Felicia Mohan

awesome idea!!!

Paul T Morrison

The smoked salmon and smoked mackerel at Steve Connolly Seafood. I’ve got a minor addiction going now I cannot take that corner without stopping. Forget what the price is but it seems really cheap for the amount.. 

Paul T Morrison

The ready to eat Eggplant Parm at Market Basket. 

Joey C

+Paul T Morrison next time you go, report back on the price if you would.

Paul T Morrison

Hmm, I think that would be Happy Birthday Smoked Salmon on Friday! I will be sure to note the price.

Paul T Morrison

The Shepherds’ Pie at Stones. All of my suggestions look at the bang for the buck (except I cannot remember the exact price) and the Stones Shepherd’s Pie is the humongous bowl.

Felicia Mohan

Ok Paul… thanks for that tip about smoked fish…Im going this week yum!

Paul T Morrison

They say they smoke it there and I believe them. I might retire my smoker if their smoked bluefish is as highly rated as their mackerel and salmon. The question on the bluefish though is where do they get bluefish this time of year?

Paul T Morrison

So the best deal in town is free right? And by free I am thinking the food you get for free if it’s your birthday! I might try that on Friday. Hit as many places that have free stuff for birthday boy! Did I mention Friday is my birthday? ;-)
If you know of any places that give birthday breaks send them along STAT.

 

Rich B

Awesome…..Farm .35 wings thurs. Espresso .25 Wings if a game is on. Good Wings !! Lat43 all u can eat Sushi Mon $25, Midori lunch buffet $9, 

Rich B

Farm kids eat free Mon

Rich B

It would smart if Restaurants would post such deals to a possible page. I know there is less of it during summer

Joey C

+Rich B awesome! Thanks for the help. With help from everyone it will be an awesome list. No way I could remember them all on my own

Joey C

Anyone know how much Sclafanis charges for a sandwich? That’s a great value. And the lg steak and cheese at Market Basket too.

Paul T Morrison

First and last hour one dollar oysters at Short and Main, West End. I have not done this yet, maybe this weekend, sounds like a good deal if you time it right.

Paul T Morrison

Doughnuts at Brothers Brew in Rockport. Homemade fresh Butternut Crunch for one dollar. It is impossible to eat more than one so that is the cheapest breakfast out there.
(If you did eat more than one you are now on a diet like me and are forbidden to go to BB because your ass cannot fit in your kayak come spring.)

Rich B

It would be awesome if it was organized by days as well somehow.  i.e. today is Monday and I dont want to cook, what deals are out there.  I would hope the restaurants would want this. They have specials to get business, I assume.  Let me know if you need any help on this. 

Thursday March 6th , 2014 Cape Ann Weather..

Marine Forecast
Thu: N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt…becoming NE 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

Thu Night: SE winds around 5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

It’s gonna be another cold day with clouds and sun temps in the 20′s struggling to hit 30.. Winds onshore from the north northeast at 10-15 mph with a few higher gusts . As far as ocean effect snow bands go will just have to wait and see if they materialize or not .. Very cold air passing over the ocean waters for this time of year .. Very hard to predict these events but not ruling it out . Tonight very cold lows teens to 20′s light North east winds becoming south east 10-15 mph…
Friday sun / clouds we warm up a bit highs around 40.
Saturday lower 40′s dry weather continues with mostly sunny skies ..
Sunday 44

Late next week watching potential storminess conditions around Wednesday / Thursday time period…
Have a great day … Thanks for reading …
Peter Lovasco
GMG
Weatherman

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Community Stuff 3/6/14

UUSR Photography Exhibit

As part of its ongoing program of original art exhibits, The Unitarian Universalist Society of Rockport is proud to present the work of photographer Robert William Streeter during the month of March. Robert has worked as an advertising and industrial photographer for more than thirty years, primarily in England, but now her turns has attention to the New England landscape. He uses traditional black and white photography and his prize-winning
photographs have been described as dramatic and ethereal. They are always thought-provoking. For more information, please call the church at 978-546-2989.


Eastern Point Day School Open House on Friday, March 14th from 8:30 am –12:30 pm

New Lower Tuition = More School Choice

Interested parents, guardians and their children are invited to visit Eastern Point Day School on Friday, March 14, from 8:30 to 12:30 to meet the dedicated faculty and students that make Eastern Point Day School a unique and enriching community for children to thrive.

Eastern Point Day School is an independent school, Pre-K to 8th grade, focused on thematic teaching with an emphasis on curriculum integration and academic excellence, delivered in a nurturing, creative, and dynamic environment.

Tuition rates have been reduced to support EPDS’s mission to provide an exceptional education to our Cape Ann communities.

EPDS offers rolling admission, options to augment homeschool learning, scholarships and financial aid.  For more information, please visit www.easternpointdayschool.org or email at info@easternpointdayschool.org.


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Plan ahead; March 14 is movie night at GAAC! 

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We have a terrific film on the discoveries of a giant, little-known observatory, tucked away in Pennsylvania of all places, a facility that has nonetheless revolutionized our understanding of the universe around us.

The film features Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson of the American Museum of Natural History, and Dr. Tom Crouch of the Smithsonian, and is guaranteed to entertain and astonish, in true GAAC fashion. Come and explore the heavens with your friends and neighbors. There’s only one showing, and you don’t want to miss it.

GAAC movie nights feature all the great goodies and conversation that we always have at every meeting, but with popcorn and junior mints and soda. It’s a genuine night at the movies, so come early and grab a good seat!

The Gloucester Area Astronomy Club meets from 8:00 pm to about 9:30 on March 14 at the Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan Street in Lanesville. There are no costs or fees, and everyone is welcome. See more on our Facebook page,http://www.facebook.com, our website at http://gaac.us, or follow us on twitter, @gaactweet


Randy Burns Event

Hi Joey,

I hope you are well!  I’m not sure if you have heard about Randy Burns, but he is one of the good guys here in Gloucester.  He had an unfortunate fall off a ladder on October 15th of last year and as a result is paralyzed from the chest down.  After spending three months in the hospital and Spaulding rehab, he is now home and beginning out-patient therapy at Spaulding in Boston.  There is an on-line fundraiser set up to raise money to buy him a wheelchair-accessible van so he can get to and from doctors/therapy visits and just around in general.  It would be great if you could post the info on the Good Morning Gloucester site, so the word gets out to the community.  Every little bit helps and it would be so awesome if we can make this happen for Randy!!

Here is the link:

http://www.dedicatingdollars.com/donate/pc/randy-took-a-fall-now-he-needs-help-from-y-all-f238.htm#.UxOdtdxDdkw.facebook

Many thanks!

Best, Melissa


FILM AND FOOD. A FILM ABOUT SICILIAN FISHERMEN

Sea Commons hosts “Terraferma”; Food provided by SHORT & MAIN

Are you ready for spring and be out on the water? Come watch the beautiful film about a Sicilian fishing community and enjoy some delicious pizzas provided by the local restaurant, SHORT & MAIN.  The citizens’ group Sea Commons will host the screening of the Italian film “Terraferma” at the Cape Ann Community Cinema at 21 Main Street in Gloucester on Sunday, March 9th. Doors open at 6pm for food and film starts at 6:30pm. Tickets are $10. Suggested $5 for food donations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=834BqSkTy_c

Terraferma is an Italian film directed by Emanuele Crialese from a timely — yet also quite timeless — script he wrote with Vittorio Moroni, is set on a remote Sicilian island whose summer tourist trade has become more lucrative than its longtime, now-dwindling fishing business. However, because of its location, the isle is also a magnet for illegal African immigrants escaping to Europe.

One day at sea, the aging Ernesto (Mimmo Cuticchio), a tradition-bound, lifelong fisherman, and his 20-year-old grandson Filippo (Filippo Pucillo) secretly rescue a vulnerable boatload of Ethiopian refugees, which includes the very pregnant Sara (Timnit T.) and her young son. Ernesto’s daughter (and Filippo’s mother), Giulietta (Donatella Finocchiaro), is a restless widow renting her home to a carefree trio of Italian vacationers. After she delivers Sara’s baby, a precarious bond forms between the wary Giulietta and the desperate young mother. This sets off a deep wave of social, moral and emotional reflection — and recalibration — for all involved.

Perhaps most affected, though, is the impulsive, rudderless Filippo, who also works for his entrepreneurial uncle — and Ernesto’s son — Nino (Giuseppe Fiorello). The severity of Sara’s plight will result in a gutsy, much-needed call to action for Filippo which, like so much else in this insightful film, proves a stirring commentary on our better angels.

The film was selected as the Italian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2012 Academy Awards.

Sea Commons (www.SeaCommons.com), the sponsor of the film, is a group of concerned Gloucester citizens interested in promoting a regional dialogue/public forum about the future of our Seas, and how citizens will adapt to sea level rise. For more information, contact Camron Adibi at Sea Commons at cfadibi@gmail.com or (978) 381-9709.


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