Monthly Archives: June 2014

Live From St. Peter Novena Day 5

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International Dory Races Saturday

International Dory Races Saturday

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Don’t miss the International Dory Races in Gloucester ’s Inner Harbor this Saturday, June 21st from 10 AM – Noon.  See the American teams battle the Canadian’s for the International titles in Juniors (men 18 & under), Mixed Doubles, Women, and Senior (men open).  The races are best viewed from the Jodrey State Fish Pier or the park at the head of the north channel.  What a great opportunity to bring the whole family to see Gloucester ’s historic seafaring past in present day competition on our beautiful waterfront.  You may know some of our competitors:

Juniors: Tyler Edmonds /Thomas Beaton

Mixed:  Jimmy & Laurel Tarantino

Women:  Amanda Palazzola/Lindsey Rogers

Seniors:  Mike Mitchell/Vito Giacalone

Paul frontiero Sr. at State of the Art Gallery Rocky Neck

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

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HarborWalk Butterfly Gardens Sunday MugUp at 9am

Dear Friends of the HarborWalk,

I couldn’t decide if the title should read “Help with the HarborWalk” or “HarborWalk MugUp” and as you can see, opted for the MugUp, but we do need help, too. Several beds need weeding and I have a modest batch of annuals we’d like to get in the ground, just as soon as possible. The goal is to whip the butterfly gardens into shape before Fiesta. If you are interested in lending a hand, please send me an email at kimsmithdesigns@hotmail.com or leave a comment in the the comment section so we can get an idea of how many fabulous homemade Brother’s Brew doughnuts I should purchase! We are meeting at 9am Sunday in front of the Gloucester House Restaurant. We will have some spare tools and please feel free to bring your own. You don’t need to be a gardener and kids are 100 percent welcome.Thank you.

Very best wishes,
Kim

Purple Prairie Clover Dalea purpurea Gloucester HarborWalk Garden © Kim Smith 2013Purple Prairie Clover (Dalea purpurea)

While weeding yesterday morning, there were several species of small butterflies flitting about, including a number of Spring Azures. Lots of bees were spied, too. The native Magnolia virginiana and sweet thimbleweeds are in bloom and and a good bunch of Purple Prairie Clover is becoming established. Stop by and take the opportunity to learn about some of our native beauties planted at the HarborWalk.

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Video: Gloucester High School Pre-School from Lisa Smith and Becky Tober

Hi Kim,

Becky Tober and I made this video for the Gloucester High School Pre-School. It is a great educational program for pre-school children as well as for the High School students as they get practical hand-on experience as teachers in this early childhood education program.

BTW, Becky and I had fun with the new DSLR camera, zoom recorder, and lights!

Schooner Tesha Eight Years in the Making

Thomas Burnett and crew stopped at Sugar Magnolia for breakfast during their visit in Gloucester, they are on a trek from Halifax NV to Corpus Christi Texas. Check out their website for the eight years in the making http://www.schoonertesha.net/ also Twitter https://twitter.com/schoonertesha/media

The SV Tesha is anchored off Ten Pound Island.

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“Iron Men Wooden Ships” Book recommendation

“Iron Men Wooden Ships” Book recommendation

by Charles Nicastro

This is a great Book about the old Gloucester Fleet which has disappeared.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAPE-ANN-BOOKS-GLOUCESTER-MASS-FISHING-CAPTAINS-/141022392268

If anybody would like a copy of the book you can notify me at 978-283-7930 ask for Charlie or Marianne. The book is 12.95 picked up in gloucester or if you want it shipped its 4.95 for shipping. Thank You.

“IRON MEN WOODEN SHIPS SKIPPERS OF GLOUCESTER MASS. THE BOOK HAS 89 PAGES, EACH PAGE FEATURES A SKIPPER AND HIS BOAT WITH INFORMATION OF THE SKIPPER AND THE BOAT.THE PICTURE OF THE SKIPPER MEASURES 6″W BY 3″3/4″H.THE BOAT IS FEATURED UNDER THE SKIPPERS AND IS ALSO 6″W AND 3″3/4″H. THE COVER PHOTO IS THE FISHERMEN STATUE TAKEN DURING THE STORM OF 1978.THESE PICTURES WERE TAKEN IN THE EARLY TO MID 70′s.ALMOST EVERY BOAT HAS SUNK AND ONE LOST AT SEA WITH ALL HANDS.IT IS TRULY A ONE OF A KIND AND UNIQUE BOOK.MOST OF THE SKIPPERS HAVE PASSED AWAY SOME RETIRED TO THERE HOME COUNTRY AND SOME ARE STILL IN GLOUCESTER.THIS BOOK WILL BE A HANSOME ADDITION TO ANY BOOK SHELF. THIS BOOK IS ALSO SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.”

If you buy one email the seller and you’ll be able to pick it up in Gloucester.

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Reminder: Mug Up at Yupo Gallery this Sunday, June 22

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Mark your calendars now.  There will be a Mug Up hosted by Regina Piantedosi at Yupo Gallery, 77 Rocky Neck Ave. Gallery 4 on Madfish Wharf on Sunday, June 22 at 9:30am.  For those of you who know the Madfish Wharf galleries, Regina Piantedosi has opened Yupo Gallery this year in the space where Gigi Mederos and Stevie Black operated Aquatro Gallery last year (next door to Khan Studio & the GMG Gallery space, which is now occupied by Sue Handman).

Regina, a lifelong resident of the North Shore and member of the Rocky Neck Art Colony for two years, has been painting for seven years, but has been a “creative” her entire life. She has lived a full and art filled entrepreneurial life writing, and working as an interior designer and florist.

Regina describes her art as a creative extension of herself, and believes each artist’s work is their fingerprint, unique to them alone. She has always been a non-representational/abstract painter, which is how she interprets her emotions.

Regina is currently using Yupo paper (hence the gallery name), a treeless synthetic product originally produced for printing. Having vast possibilities, it is resilient, eco-friendly and colors explode on it. Ink, gouache (semi-solid watercolors,) acrylic and gold leaf are her mediums of choice, and her art is created with one or any combination thereof.

Regina’s paintings are very bold, expressive and freaky (she actually has a series of paintings called “Freaks”).

A Mug Up with GMG peeps and fobs is way overdue, so plan to come on June 22nd, welcome Regina to Madfish Wharf, enjoy Rocky Neck on a Sunday morning, visit with your GMG buddies and make new friends.  Feel free to bring along something to share.  Regina will be providing coffee and a sweet bread (can’t remember what kind, but she’s Italian and married into the Piantedosi Baking family, so it will be good).  I’ll be there with deviled eggs (I know you’ve just been hankering for them).  Everyone is welcome.

E.J. Lefavour

http://www.hobbithousestudio.com

GMG Contributors Just All Over Local Media Today- Kim Smith Cover Story In Cape Ann Magazine Just Released Today!

First Sista Felicia is Featured on CBS Boston this morning and then Andrea Holbrook from The Times posts on Google + that the new issue of Cape Ann Magazine came out with the feature story and front page by our own Kim Smith. #Boom!

It’s what we do here, media mogul type stuff all day long baby!  Smile

Congrats to all our fantastic contributors!

Check It!

June 20, 2014

Time to pick up summer issue of Cape Ann Magazine

By Times StaffGloucester Daily Times

Summer is finally here, and with it comes the latest issue of Cape Ann Magazine, which has started arriving in mailboxes and on local newsstands.

Inside are stories highlighting some of the people and places that make this region special. Features include:

A whole lotta clams: A fifth generation of family is growing into the restaurant business as Woodman’s of Essex celebrates its 100th birthday this summer.

Where the monarchs go: Travel to Mexico with Kim Smith as she follows the majestic, but vanishing, monarchs to their winter grounds.

 

She’s got the cover photo too-

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Go to The Bookstore of Cape Ann and get yourself a copy!  Or better yet, subscribe!!!

Setting Gear

We’re trying something new in the bait bags this season.  I wonder how we’ll do?  Daddy told him it was good luck to wear the bait bag while setting gear….as if he needed a reason to strap that sucker on!

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He also happens to be turning 5 today!  Birthday Boy in a Bait Bag…tune in.Image

 

St. Peter Novena Day 4 Photos

 

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Day 4 St. Peter Novena

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Last night the American Legion Hall was filled with women, men, children, Italian pastries and puppies!

 

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To hear songs “Piu Presso a te”  and “San Pietro Santo” from St. Peter Novena click link below

 

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