Monthly Archives: June 2014

Free Fun Fridays From Cat Ryan

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Here’s the poster and link for the Free Fun Fridays summer schedule. Free Fun Fridays is an annual summer program that opens doors at no cost to visitors to many of Massachusetts’ most treasured museums and cultural venues all across the state. Initiated by the Highland Street Foundation; follow the link to print the schedule http://highlandstreet.org/2014F3Full.pdf

Maybe all the Massachusetts Cultural Districts can be listed, too! Next year, let’s hope any of our Harbortown (http://www.gloucesterharbortown.org)  and Rocky Neck (http://mail.rockyneckartcolony.org) Cultural District partners who want to be included can and will be! In Gloucester alone, not to be missed venues include among others:

Beauport Sleeper-McAnn

http://www.historicnewengland.org/historic-properties/homes/Beauport

Cape Ann Museum

http://www.capeannmuseum.org/

City Hall

http://www.gloucester-ma.gov/index.aspx?nid=102

Hammond Castle

http://www.hammondcastle.org/common/index.php?com=HAMM&div=AA&nav=AA&page=A91

Maritime Gloucester

http://maritimegloucester.org/

Sargent House

http://sargenthouse.org/

Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer (always) Free for cultural center, spa-era fresco murals and more

http://www.sawyerfreelibrary.org/

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MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE REVEALED!

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Bottle was opened, pictures were sent to Kim. :)
Date was May 11, 2014
Found on June 1, 2014

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IMG_7924Message said : To who finds this. My name is Josh and I am eleven. Please write back (address included, and was to a local business in Gloucester).

The bottle survived a 3 week journey in the ocean and 3 day journey on land, before I opened it.

I called the company today and I am hoping to return the bottle and message to the boy! :)

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Thanks so much Nathan! I think this story has really captured people’s imaginations and made for wonderful fun. Perhpas we’ll hear from Josh. Thank you so much for sharing all!
See previous GMG post here: MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE FOUND ON NILES BEACH SUNDAY AFTERNOON

CAN YOU GUESS WHAT’S IN THIS CEVICHE ?

Recently, Hannah and I decided to make a new fresh ceviche recipe. Next we pitched some fresh chips in oil we keeps it real. Now look closely at the bowl and at my chip. There’s a secret ingredient thats creatively thrown in the mix here. Can you see it? Do you know what it is? Is it local? Was it alive? Is it Vegan?

Now if all the guesses are just way off, I’ll drop a new hint…and so on.

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A Sister

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A Sister is a Gift to the Heart,

A Friend to the Spirit,

A Golden Thread

To the Meaning of Life…

My sister, Judy Wilburn, is all those things and more.  She is a wonderful mother, wife, daughter, awesome sister and dear friend to many, she is beautiful in every way, incredibly smart, generous, talented and a gifted artist.  She was the driving force in my move to Gloucester, she introduced me to Good Morning Gloucester, Rocky Neck Art Colony, is a great friend of the blog and lover of Cape Ann.  Happy Birthday Judy – you are a gift, friend and golden thread to many.  It might be your birthday, but we get the gift of having you in our lives.  Love, Ellen

E.J. Lefavour

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Paul Frontiero Sr. at State of the Art Gallery 18 Pleasant St.

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Rocky Neck 4 Wonson St. 

Open from 11am to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday.

YOU CAN CALL US AT (978) 395-1783 (Roger Armstrong) )OR (978) 395-1915 (Sharon Pablo) or our gallery at 18 Pleasant St. State of the Art Gallery II at 978-282-5426.

New Paintings were added. If your looking for a certain  Family Fishing Boat or certain type of Scene you can contact me at: frontiero@hotmail.com

Benefit show for Autism and Surfers Healing Foundation. 6pm – 12am Saturday June 7 @ The Dog Bar.

benefit autism and surfers healing foundation

Saturday 
Jun 7 at 6:00pm to Jun 8 at 12:00am

Dog Bar

65 Main St Rear (20 Rogers St),

Gloucester, Massachusetts

6:30-7:00 Three Sheets To The Wind
7:15-7:45 Ralph Fatello & The Nor’easters
8:00-8:30 Inge Berge
8:45-9:15 Funbucket
9:30-10:00 Cripple Cove Quartet
10:00-11:00 Girl On Top
11:00-12:00AM Drive- A Tribute To The Cars
Great raffle prizes, T-shirts, guest bartender and all kinds of fun stuff. $10 at the door.

Phone (978) 281-6565
Email dogbarca@gmail.com
Website http://www.dogbarcapeann.com

http://www.surfershealing.org/

Stuck in Traffic and I Don’t Mind.

Waiting For The Bridge To Go Down

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google map of MA Cultural Districts From Cat Ryan

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Hi Joey,

Here’s a google map of the towns in Massachusetts with cultural districts designated by the Massachusetts Cultural Council as of 2014. Besides Gloucester, Barnstable now has 2 cultural districts.

If you’re traveling in MA–or anywhere across the US that has cultural district designations–they’re a good place to investigate ahead of time for planning.

The summer Butterflies exhibit at the Berkshire Museum that includes Kim Smith’s work is nearby 5 western ma cultural districts and ideally situated for visiting Tanglewood or whatever Berkshire art and trail you envision.

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Anninversary Dinner at The Franklin

 

Printf7I recently listed The Franklin in my top 5 most favorite places to dine on the North Shore, during a Gloucester Podcast, with Brother Joey and Nichole Schrafft.  It truly is one of my favorite places to dine. The atmosphere is hip, cozy, clean, comfortable, and private. Their wait staff is always on point with outstanding service, and clear knowledge of what components make up each gourmet dish creatively pieced together by their talented chefs in the kitchen. The Franklin chefs have clearly mastered the art of cleverly paring textures and flavors of seasonal ingredients, perfectly together. They wow my taste buds every time we dine there.

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Yesterday my Husband Barry and I Celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary at The Franklin Restaurant on Main Street in Gloucester Ma.  Last night’s anniversary dinner started with Crisp Iceberg, Apple Wood Smoked Bacon, Tomato, Blue Cheese Dressing, and Grilled Lamb Chops, with Arugula, Fennel & Bell Pepper Salad. The lamb chops were cooked to perfection, and the Arugula Salad was tossed in tasty light dressing that complemented the grilled chops nicely.  Our Entrée’s for the evening were both OUTSTANDING!  My husband selected Soy Chile Glazed Salmon, Scallion Twice Fried Rice, and I selected the House Made Mushroom Ravioli, Tomato, Lemon, & Asparagus Sauce, Parmigianino. The mushroom filling was “OFF THE CHART DELICIOUS”… I mean INCREDIBLE…OMG GOOD!  For dessert, we shared a Banana Bread Pudding with Vanilla bean Ice cream & Hot Fudge Sauce… It was heavenly… not overly sweet…but perfectly Sweet!  We should have ordered two!

The entire Franklin staff goes the extra mile to make a pleasurable dining experience for all their patrons. If you’re planning to visit Gloucester this summer, I highly recommend dining at The Franklin… and if your server happens to be “Joe”…tell him Sista Felicia said hi, and sent you in to be wowed!  He has been my server numerous times, and I think he is by far one of the best servers in our beautiful city! I can wait to go back for seconds…

 

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Lobster Cove, 1916

The peninsula called Annisquam is bordered by Ipswich Bay (Atlantic Ocean), the Annisquam River (which makes Gloucester an island), and Lobster Cove. The cove is protected, and therefore a preferred anchorage and mooring area. Judging by the lack of boats in Lobster Cove, this looks to be spring (May 26th to be exact). Annisquam is across the cove, and Wingaersheek is in the distance across the Annisquam River. The geography of Cape Ann is a visual buffet for photographers and painters, and its beauty is here for all to enjoy.

The peninsula called Annisquam is bordered by Ipswich Bay (Atlantic Ocean), the Annisquam River (which makes Gloucester an island), and Lobster Cove. The cove is protected, and therefore a preferred anchorage and mooring area. Judging by the lack of boats in Lobster Cove, this looks to be spring (May 26th to be exact). Annisquam is across the cove, and Wingaersheek is in the distance across the Annisquam River. The geography of Cape Ann is a visual buffet for photographers and painters, and its beauty is here for all to enjoy.

Thursday June 5th , 2014 Cape Ann Weather..

Marine Forecast
Thu SE winds around 5 kt…becoming NE in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog. Rain likely. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Thu Night N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.

Today’s Forecast …
3 Words …… Wet , Fog , Cloudy…
Tonight few showers lows in the 50′s highs 55-65°

Hourly Forecast

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Extended Forecast..

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Community Stuff 6/5/14

Gloucester Area Astronomy Club event June 13

The theme of the June 13 meeting of the Gloucester Area Astronomy Club is “Come to a star party this year!”

What is a star party! How should one behave? What can we expect? When is the next one?

We’ll talk about star party etiquette, what you can expect to see, and we’ll let you know what’s coming up. For starters, we’ll talk about our Sun Day party on the boulevard, at the fisherman statue, from 5 to 9 on Sunday June 22, and our first Halibut Point star party from dusk to 10:00 on the 27th, with more to come later in the summer. And this year we’ve got a new star party to talk about, just a short drive away in Maine.

The main event at the June meeting will be a colorful and entertaining presentation by GAACster Dwight M. Lanpher on the upcoming 6th annual Acadia Night Sky Festival, held in Maine’s Acadia National Park at the end of September. Maine, luckily, still offers a relatively close really dark sky, and the festival Dwight will speak to us about is getting to be a major east coast event. We’re really looking forward to a fun and informative evening, and hope to see you there. Bring a friend, this is going to be a good time!

GAAC meets at 8:00 on the second Friday of the month at the Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan Ave. Parking is free, and there are no dues or fees; it won’t cost you anything to come to a GAAC meeting, ever.

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

SHOW YOU CARE EVENT

Saturday, June 14, 2014, 9 a.m. – 12 Noon, Five Corners, Rockport.

Sponsored by Rockport Police Department and Rockport Council on Aging.  Please join anytime from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon.

All are welcome.  Feel free to bring your business, organization or a hand-made banner or sign.

“Each year, hundred of thousands of elders are abused, neglected and exploited.  Unfortunately, no one is immune.

It occurs in every demographic and can happen to anyone; a family member, neighbor or even you.”

For further information about World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, please contact Roger Lesch at 978-546-1212, ext. 13

rleschrockportpd.org


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