Monthly Archives: May 2014

Snapshots from belle + me at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center

Anne Malvaux belle and me Rocky Neck Cultural Center-3Anne Malvaux belle and me Rocky Neck Cultural Center -4Fun, French, and Flirty is belle + me’s tagline and their vibrant Spring/Summer collection was all that and more! Photos from Friday’s opening ~

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Anne Malvaux belle and me Rocky Neck Cultural Center.

EJ writes, “Created by Anne Malvaux and Lisa LeVasseur, belle + me is a French-inspired line of cool scarves and cooler jewelry. Their hand-made pendants are one of a kind and they use “repurposed” metal, beads, and fabric when possible. These pendants are designed to be worn on their unique line of scarves, in a multitude of colors and designs.”

Read EJ’s previous Artist Spotlight post about belle + me here

Anne and her family are so photogenic and it was lots of fun taking snapshots. Best of luck with belle + me Lisa and Anne!

Anne Malvaux belle and me Rocky Neck Cultural Center

Rubber Duck Dreaming of Future Gin & Tonics With Lime

Rubber Duck is trying to convince Joey to buy a lime tree. Fragrant blossoms that turn into limes that are the tastiest limes for Bombay Gin and Schweppes Tonic. Or skip the tonic, just gin on ice and a nice fact wedge of lime ripened on the tree.

Rubber Duck is trying to convince Joey to buy a lime tree. Fragrant blossoms that turn into limes that are the tastiest limes for Bombay Gin and Schweppes Tonic. Or skip the tonic, just gin on ice and a nice fact wedge of lime ripened on the tree.


After spending the winter in the dusty old shop the lime tree is so happy to be outside in the fresh air and sun. A blast of fertilizer a few weeks ago and it is already cranking out the flowers for this summer’s gin & tonics, and pad thai.

Live Blogging From The EMC Club

Happy Birthday Wally!!!! XOXO

Moms sail FREE on the Lannon on Mother’s Day

Hi Joey,

Spring is here! The crew has been working for weeks and the Lannon is ready to start another season.

The Lannon starts sailing next weekend, Sat. & Sun., May 10 & 11 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. We’ll be sailing just on weekends for awhile.  

Two specials on Opening Weekend: 

On Saturday, tickets are $25/p. Reservations can be made online at www.schooner.org/book-online. Promotion code is openingday.

In honor of Mother’s Day, Mom sails free on Sunday, May 11. The fine print: She must be accompanied by a passenger (of any age) paying full fare. Reservations can be made online at www.schooner.org/book-online. Promotion code is mom. 

Ticket prices have not gone up: $40/adults; $35/seniors (65 +), and $27.50/kids (0-16).

Can’t wait til it’s warm enough for Cigars and Rum!

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Tonight! The 2014 Citizenship Award Winners Including Some Of Our Own!!! WOOT WOOT! CONGRATS!!!!

CHURCH TO HONOR TEN RESIDENTS FOR VOLUNTEER SERVICE

On Sunday, May 4, the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church will present Citizenship Awards to ten dedicated citizens (and one dog) for their selfless volunteer efforts on behalf of our city.

This year’s awardees will be Donna Ardizzoni, for her One Hour at a Time weekly cleanup efforts; Jim Flint, for spearheading the renovation and renewal of the Lanesville Community Center; Martin Krugman, for leading the restoration of the schooner Adventure; John McElhenny, for improvements to Burnham’s Field; Barry McKay, for his volunteer work at the Rose Baker Senior Center; Joe Novello, for helming the annual St. Peter’s Fiesta and keeping other traditions alive; Linn Parisi, for attracting tourism through Discover Gloucester; Maggie Rosa, for her work with the Gloucester Education Foundation and the preservation of City Hall; Terry Sands, for 23 years of musical theater productions at the Annisquam Village Players; and Ann Straccia and her rescue beagle, Ellie, for providing support and companionship to homeless people at the Grace Center.

The winners were nominated not just by members of the church but by individuals and organizations throughout the city. The final decision was made by the church’s Social Justice Committee. Many winners have no idea who nominated them and will not find out until they arrive at the ceremony.

The ceremony, which is informal, begins at 4 p.m. in the church sanctuary at the corner of Church and Middle Streets, with a reception downstairs in the church vestry to follow. Both floors are handicapped accessible. The event is open to all free of charge; freewill donations will be gratefully accepted. Sponsors of the program include Rockport National Bank, Cape Ann Savings Bank, Santander Bank, Jim’s Bagel & Bake Shop, The Dress Code, MAC Fitness, BankGloucester, and Dunkin’ Donuts.

Donna Ardizzoni

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John McElhenny

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Joe Novello

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Ann Straccia

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Martin Krugman

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Jim Flint

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Terry Sands

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Maggie Rosa

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Linn Parisi