Monthly Archives: May 2014

CONGRATULATIONS to The Women’s Fund of Essex County for a Fabulously Successful “Power of the Purse”!!!

Lana Rudym, Current President of North Shore Women in Business and Sarah Boucher © Kim Smith 2014jpg copyLana Rudym, current President of the North Shore Women in Business and Sarah Boucher, Senior Sales and Marketing Manager, Willowdale Estate

Last night’s The Women’s Fund of Essex County’s “Power of the Purse” event, hosted by Willowdale Estate, was a smashing success. There were over 200 guests in attendance and you could feel the positive energy emanating from women helping women. Since 2003, The Women’s Fund of Essex County has awarded $825,000.00 in grants promoting and empowering women and girls. Read more about The Women’s Fund of Essex County here.

Willowdale Estate Poaer of the Purse copyBriar Forsythe, proprietor of Willowdale Estate, generously donated the venue, Willowdale signature refreshments, and outstanding staff.

Revelation Productions Design Willowdale EstateAnthony D’Elia, owner of Revelation Productions, donated the stunning lighting and parasol design decor for the event. More about Anthony in an upcoming Antennae for Design post.

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Kim Smith “May Basket” design for the courtyard urns.

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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.

This week Kathy finishes up her series on the Felicia Oil family business located in Gloucester’s Fort. We see that they have diversified into the home oil business because of the declining fishing industry (John Nicastro’s interview from last week). http://youtu.be/SLqoQtNwmLc

Today John manages the dock and the In/Out board illustrates the past and present. His sons (Paul on the left and Sal on his right) run the home oil business. Paul describes their current situation in the video (last frame).

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Photos and video © Kathy Chapman 2014
http://www.kathychapman.com

 

More music to benefit Gloucester’s UU Church Meetinghouse

Thanks, to everyone who came out to support Gloucester’s UU Church Meetinghouse Restoration last Saturday — and especially to 3rian King, Chelsea Berry, Renee Dupuis, Joe Cardoza, Brendan Burns, Meff & Dennis Monagle, who delivered a stellar performance that had the crowd swaying and singing to “All You Need Is Love!”

Next Saturday we change it up a bit and ROCK THE MEETINGHOUSE with Martha’s Vineyard-based, six-piece ENTRAIN, featuring founder/drummer Tom Major and lead singer/guitar wiz Brian Alex, for their only North Shore concert this spring.  As Entrain’s conga/djembe/trombonist Sam Holmstock says, “The most important thing that we try to do with our music is bring everybody together in the spirit of peace, love, fun and a ton of drums!”  Nothing more to say, really.  Just watch the video (get tickets here

Thrill Ride @ Captain Carlos Tonight 9:00pm 5.2.2014

 

Thrill Ride is a band made up of, shredding guitar, heart pounding bass, ripping keys, pocket drums, and powerful female vocals. The band plays top 40 of today and the past. You can expect to hear anything from Bruno Mars to Etta James, to B52′s and Katy Perry, Zac Brown Band, to Elvis. Hope to see you all dancing at a venue near you when Thrill Ride pulls into town!thrillride

 

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 courtesy photos

Captain Carlos

27-29 Harbor loop
Gloucester, MA, United States 01930
Website

http://www.Captaincarlos.com

Email
captaincarlos@facebook.com

 

https://www.facebook.com/thrillrideband?ref=br_tf

Band members Jessica Maletti – Lead Vocals
Christian Towler – Guitar and Synth
Zach Gorrell – Keys
Carlos Menezes Jr. – Bass
Steve Russo – Drums and Vocals
Hometown Gloucester, MA

Email thrillridemusic@gmail.com

 

 

It’s that time again! Huge Indoor Night-Time Yard Sale Today, May 2nd, 5-8pm @ 1 Lexington Ave. (The Gym @ Magnolia Library & Community Center) Magnolia Village in Gloucester – Lots of Art at this sale!

We’ll have a LOT of art at this yard sale!

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Original paintings
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It’s that time again!
Huge Indoor Night-Time Yard Sale
Friday, May 2nd, 5-8pm (No early-birds)
1 Lexington Ave.
(The Gym @ Magnolia Library & Community Center)
Magnolia Village in Gloucester – 01930

If you want to set up a table with us, let us know ASAP. Tables are $20 each, we provide an 8ft table and plenty of promotion!  We have room for about 20 other vendors which is usually a mixed of dealers and first timers who sell items out of their attics, basements and garages! You never know what you’ll find at these sale, but one thing is sure: Gloucester and the Cape Ann area is rich in history and there are always a lot of great treasures to be had!

For our part, we’ll be featuring a LOT of art at this sale as we’ve landed a few big art buys recently! So expect to see some nice original oil paintings, prints, marine paintings, great frames and much more!

TOD Development Potential

I ran across this link to a MAPC study, browsing news for work. TOD or Transportation Oriented Developments are getting a lot of talk today and places like Melrose are already trying to capitalize on the idea. I thought to post the following link to the study  on GMG as the concept could be looked into for Gloucester and perhaps Beverly. The effort usually takes a zoning overlay district that allows mixed use developments and areas with strong connections to rail and bus systems. Not sure if anyone’s thinking along these lines already.

Follow this link to the MAPC (Metropolitan Area Planning Council) study of stations within the Metro area showing potential for development and capacity. Melrose has now proposed zoning changes in it’s Tremont/Essex Street Commuter Rail Corridor. Some of these include relaxed height restrictions allowing 4 stories, up from 2 stories, greater density, and broadened scope of allowed uses.  Great ideas for growth going forward with incorporation of public transportation as a foundation. http://bit.ly/1pWsmKY . IMHO!

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Here it is! The Pedroia Bobblehead

If you haven’t heard or seen by now, this is what everyone has been clawing for. It was free at the Sox game yesterday. Serious collectors are going crazy for these suckers. I have to admit, it’s way more detailed and heavy than I expected. This is clearly not your average toy bobblehead.

Nice details with the dirty jersey, dirty hat, and golden cleats!

Banana Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Filling & Nutella Buttercream Frosting

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Banana Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Filling & Nutella Buttercream Frosting

A small container of Coconut Cream Filling used in a cake inspired me to create this Cupcake for dessert  a few days after Easter, during my quest to create new recipes using leftovers and  ingredients from our Easter Feast…I have to say…They are OUTSTANDING!!!!

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Run to Home Base- I Need your Help!

On Saturday, July 19th, I will be participating in the 5th annual Run to Home Base to help returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families heal the “invisible wounds” of war.  This is my first 9k! So far I can run a 5k, but I am willing to put in the dedication to train and run for our troops! I hope you can help me out in my fundraising journey by donating. Any amount counts. My goal is to raise $750 by July 15th, but I would love to surpass that with your help!

Please click on my link to Donate: http://www.runtohomebase.org/2014RunToHomeBase/AliciaPensarosa

Let’s Support our Troops who have risked their lives, health and families for us!

Home Base operates one of the only private sector clinics in the nation dedicated to helping veterans and their families recover from post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury through clinical care, education and research. They have provided additional support for thousands of veterans and family members through free recreational activities, work in public schools, and on college campuses.  Home Base has trained more than 11,000 clinicians nationwide to recognize and treat the invisible wounds in their medical practices, and the program is engaged in national research to improve the treatment and understanding of PTS and TBI.

 

If you have any training suggestions, I would love to hear about them. Leave them in the comments.

Thank you for your support!

~Alicia

 

PRINT AND DISPLAY this WELCOME sign for the May 4th cruise ship plus special hours and tours

Cat Ryan Submits-

Hi Joey,

Here are the Welcome signs that we are asking Gloucester and area stores, attractions and residents to print and post in their windows to welcome the Veendam cruise ship to Gloucester this Sunday, May 4th. The City of Gloucester and the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce are working with Cruiseport on the preparations. Have a look at the list of fun things going on!

Many local businesses and organizations are expanding their hours –or coming in on their day off– just to engender a special welcome.

Let’s remember to thank and support our local establishments! Residents can shop, tour, and eat & drink, too…

Quick facts:

Vessel Name: Veendam

When to open: by 10AM – 4PM (The first passengers will be coming ashore at around 9;30 and reaching downtown Gloucester by about 10AM.)

Passenger count: 2500

Crew count: 845

*If you have any brochures to display for a welcome table, please drop them off to the Chamber by Friday and they will be sure to get them to Cruiseport for Sunday morning.

Some of the special tours and programs being offered:

City Hall will be open from 10AM – 4PM for self-guided tours featuring the WPA-era murals and Committee for the Arts exhibition signage. Extra special bonus: there will be guided tours of the tower (passengers can see their vessel and an indelible view) thanks to the Restoration Commission!

Hi Joey,

Here are the Welcome signs that we are asking Gloucester and area stores, attractions and residents to print and post in their windows to welcome the Veendam cruise ship to Gloucester this Sunday, May 4th. The City of Gloucester and the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce are working with Cruiseport on the preparations. Have a look at the list of fun things going on!

Many local businesses and organizations are expanding their hours –or coming in on their day off– just to engender a special welcome.

Let’s remember to thank and support our local establishments! Residents can shop, tour, and eat & drink, too…

Quick facts:

Vessel Name: Veendam

When to open: by 10AM – 4PM (The first passengers will be coming ashore at around 9;30 and reaching downtown Gloucester by about 10AM.)

Passenger count: 2500

Crew count: 845

*If you have any brochures to display for a welcome table, please drop them off to the Chamber by Friday and they will be sure to get them to Cruiseport for Sunday morning.

Some of the special tours and programs being offered:

City Hall will be open from 10AM – 4PM for self-guided tours featuring the WPA-era murals and Committee for the Arts exhibition signage. Extra special bonus: there will be guided tours of the tower (passengers can see their vessel and an indelible view) thanks to the Restoration Commission!

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Cape Ann Community Cinema is featuring a line up for May 4th Stars Wars Day, “May the 4th Be With You” —beginning at 1:30pm. They have added a special 11AM screening of Captain’s Courageous with intermission at noon (beverage bar open!) and some other Gloucester surprises.

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Ryan & Wood Distilleries is offering a special one hour tour.

CATA trolley busses will transport passengers to locations downtown throughout the day and to Rocky Neck and Rockport. Local transportation operators are also stepping up.

Gloucester Chantey group including Tim Perkins, Roger Hussey and Barry O’Brien will herald the arriving passengers.

And here are just a few of our awesome stores that will be open!

Big Mike’s Bikes

The Bookstore

Caffe Sicilia

Cape Ann Olive Oil

The Cave

G33K

Gloucester Downtown Association

Harbortown Cultural District

Harbor Goods / Life is Good

Island Art & Hobby

Latitude 43

Local Colors

Maritime Gloucester

Mark Adrian Shoes

North Shore Arts Association

Palazola’s Sporting Goods

Pilot House

Pisces gifts

Pop Gallery

Premier Imprints

Rockport Fudgery

Rocky Neck, Rocky Neck Cultural District

Seaport Grille

TBT Post (new store!)

Tiny Island Beach Glass

Toodeloos

Tucks Candies in Rockport

Turtle Alley

The Weathervane

Feel free to add your hours and info into the comments!

 

Cape Ann Community Cinema is featuring a line up for May 4th Stars Wars Day, “May the 4th Be With You” —beginning at 1:30pm. They have added a special 11AM screening of Captain’s Courageous with intermission at noon (beverage bar open!) and some other Gloucester surprises.

 

Ryan & Wood Distilleries is offering a special one hour tour.

CATA trolley busses will transport passengers to locations downtown throughout the day and to Rocky Neck and Rockport. Local transportation operators are also stepping up.

Gloucester Chantey group including Tim Perkins, Roger Hussey and Barry O’Brien will herald the arriving passengers.

And here are just a few of our awesome stores that will be open!

Big Mike’s Bikes

The Bookstore

Caffe Sicilia

Cape Ann Olive Oil

The Cave

G33K

Gloucester Downtown Association

Harbortown Cultural District

Harbor Goods / Life is Good

Island Art & Hobby

Latitude 43

Local Colors

Maritime Gloucester

Mark Adrian Shoes

North Shore Arts Association

Palazola’s Sporting Goods

Pilot House

Pisces gifts

Pop Gallery

Premier Imprints

Rockport Fudgery

Rocky Neck, Rocky Neck Cultural District

Seaport Grille

TBT Post (new store!)

Tiny Island Beach Glass

Toodeloos

Tucks Candies in Rockport

Turtle Alley

The Weathervane

Feel free to add your hours and info into the comments!

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Friday May 2nd , 2014 Cape Ann Weather…

Marine Forecast ….
Fri W winds 5 to 10 kt…becoming SW 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Fri Night W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt… Diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas around 2 ft.

Friday Forecast … Sunny with a few instability and fair weather clouds highs 66-74° . West to North west winds 10-15mph , can’t rule out a scattered shower / boomer late day early evening .. Friday night clouds few late showers lows in the mid to upper 40′s… Winds light out of the west 10mph…
Hourly Forecast…

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Extended Outlook ….

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Have a great TGIF ! :)

Open Door Empty Bowl Dinner is right around the corner

Hey Joey,

The Open Door Empty Bowl Dinner is right around the corner on Thursday, May 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cruiseport Gloucester. Can you let GMG readers know that they are invited to join us for an evening of food and hospitality?

The meal is simple—soup, bread and a cookie. Guests can choose and keep a soup bowl handcrafted for this community event. The bowl goes home as an unspoken reminder that somewhere someone’s bowl is empty.

Extra parking is available at Harbor Beach with complimentary trolley service to and from the event site. Tickets available at the door. $15 for adults and $10 for children under ten.

Empty Bowl events are held nationally to generate awareness concerning hunger and to raise money for local hunger-relief programs. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Summer Meals and Mobile Market programs.

Attached are a couple of photos of Silent Auction bowls that will be available that night!

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Harbor View by Ken Knowles

Boys and Their Dogs by Betty Lou Schlemm

Fishy, Fishy by Sigrid Olsen

Thanks for helping us get the word out!


Julie LaFontaine

Executive Director
The Open Door
“Feeding people. Changing lives.”
28 Emerson Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-283-6776 ext. 200
978-282-9684 fax
www.foodpantry.org