Monthly Archives: July 2014

Crazy Fiesta Hat Ladies Party Video from Cape Ann TV

Lisa Smith, Cape Ann TV producer writes, “I have a video for you to post on GMG: “The Crazy Hat Ladies Party.” Sister’s Robyn & Amy have been having a party on Saturday afternoons for 20 years and making crazy hats for 12 years. The hats are incredible! And they are so much fun.” Thanks Lisa for sharing! 

Local Author Tom Hauck Reading from “The Body on the Rocks” at Toad Hall Bookstore

Author Tom Hauck ©kim Smith 2014Thanks so much to Joe and Meg for Tom’s reading at Toad Hall Bookstore!

Lisa Smith kindly writes that Cape Ann TV will be airing Tom’s reading during the week of July 28th. The following are the times and dates. Thanks so much Lisa and Steven!

Tues, July 29 at 9 pm
Thurs., July 31 at 9 am
Fri, Aug. 1 at 8 pm
Sat., Aug. 2 at 9 am and 9:30 pm
Sun., Aug 3 at 11 pm

Cape Ann TV ©Kim Smith 2014Cape Ann TV’s Steven Essery

Local Star Chelsea Berry on Curtain Up Tomorrow (SUN) @ 9am 104.9FM

Following her trend of interviewing local and national rock stars, Aurelia Nelson is hosting Chelsea Berry on her “Curtain Up” show tomorrow (Sunday) at 9am on North Shore 104.9FM.

Chelsea is back from a her national tour and will be performing Friday (7/25) at Cape Ann Marina’s Waterfront Pavilion (the BIG tent).  There are still seats available and you can get tickets here.

We know we live in a very special music community when someone who made her name in Gloucester comes back from a national tour and remembers where she got her start by appearing on local radio and performing in local venues.

Aren’t you glad you live here?

Just in case you don’t know who Chelsea Berry is, check out this video of her at Shalin Liu:

Live From Finish Line Of Blackburn Challange!

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Friends Cindy Parisi and Mary Kay Ide minutes after finishing todays Blackburn Challenge

Congrats To all who Competed Today!

Steady stream of racers hitting the beach, enjoying a buffet lunch and live music!

Harbor Loop Concert Series 2014 with Groove & Mari Martin and The Lucky Boys. 7.17.2014

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Groove Therapy ( Mark Pelosi, Jeff Arnold, Brian O’Connor, Vinny Briguglio and Leo Francis) opened the evening. Many high energy songs. Lots of hoola hooping and dancing going on. Mari Martin and The Lucky Boys (Mari Martin, Vinny Briguglio, Mark Retallack Bob Enik Roger Brockelbank closed out the evening. Jazz, rock and roll filled the air for hours. It was a perfect night for a concert and so much fun!

Reward Offered by M S Foley Stoneworks of Gloucester, MA,

M S Foley Stoneworks of Gloucester, MA, offers reward

In his announcement, Mr. Foley says the following:
“Almost Free Stone Sculpture
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This photo is of “Infundibulum”, a local granite abstract sculpture I carved in 2012. Its value is in the $2,000 to $3,000 range, but I like it very much, so I keep it overpriced when it is shown. This sculpture is yours if you can meet this challenge….

I would like to see a single scientific study, without glaring bias or irregularities, which concludes both the safety (for human consumption) and effectiveness (in dental cavity reduction) of fluoridated drinking water. The study must be double-blind, placebo controlled and peer reviewed, and covering a study with a duration of over 5 years.

I have searched several months now for a study like this, and have failed to find a single one. It is important to me, so if you find one which meets the criteria, Infundibulum is yours with no strings attached.”

Contact Michael Foley at:  Mike.Foley@Hotmail.com

Michael Foley
Gloucester, MA 01930
508-284-5885

Magnolia Historical Society Fundraiser Paint Party, Part II- Tuesday, July 22nd

Fun night for all..
Magnolia Historical Society Fundraiser Paint Party, Part II- Tuesday, July 22nd

The Magnolia Historical Society (MHS) serves as a place to collect, store, educate, show, share and preserve memorable items from Magnolia’s heyday, and to document the present, here and now, for future generations. The first date was so popular, we’ve added a 2nd date! Please join us for a special creative fundraising event and a night of painting and sipping to raise money for the Magnolia Historical Society! You will recreate our artistic rendition of the “Magnolia Pier” with the step-by-step guidance from our instructor. We provide the supplies – paints, apron, brushes and a 16×20 canvas – you make the masterpiece. This is an instructor-led painting class – part technique, part fun – no experience required! $20 for every seat sold goes directly to help fund MHS and its many programs! Our doors open at 6:00pm, class starts promptly at 6:30pm. Food and refreshments are included in the price! Advanced registration is required as seats are limited.

Register at : http://www.wickedartbar.com/event/magnolia-historical-society-fundraiser-paint-party-part-ii

LOCATION : Magnolia Historical Society at The Little Red School House 46 Magnolia Ave Magnolia , MA 01930

 

Cancer: Check. Appendix? Bye Bye!

I haven't posted lately because I wasn't feeling well, and my cancer treatment changed from hormone therapy to chemotherapy. I was progressively weakening, losing much of the strength I had recovered in physical therapy. I visited the ER at Addison Gilbert Hospital, was tested, and informed by Dr. Berger that it wasn't only the cancer – it was my diseased appendix, that was affecting me. Three hours later, Dr. Kacoyanis of Beverly Hospital surgically removed the offending organ. I'm regaining strength quickly here in Beverly, and feel much better. Although I won't be able to open my gallery for the wonderful Block Party July 19th, I hope you'll celebrate on our Main Street for me, and I'll see you there soon! Fred

I haven’t posted lately because I wasn’t feeling well, and my cancer treatment changed from hormone therapy to chemotherapy. I was progressively weakening, losing much of the strength I had recovered in physical therapy. I visited the ER at Addison Gilbert Hospital, was tested, and informed by Dr. Berger that it wasn’t only the cancer – it was my diseased appendix, that was affecting me. Three hours later, Dr. Kacoyanis of Beverly Hospital surgically removed the offending organ. I’m regaining strength quickly here in Beverly, and feel much better.
Although I won’t be able to open my gallery for the wonderful Block Party July 19th, I hope you’ll celebrate on our Main Street for me, and I’ll see you there soon! Fred

Banksy quote of the week from Greg Bover

“A lot of parents will do anything for their kids, except let them be themselves.”

Banksy (1974?-    )

An English graffiti artist, film maker and painter, Banksy’s birth name has never been revealed, although he is said by some to have been from a middle-class background in Bristol. He first gained public notice in the early nineties for his ironic, existentialist, and darkly humorous street art that has a liberal and anti-capitalist viewpoint. Much of his wall art is stencil based and shows a strong influence from the earlier work of French artist Blek le Rat. Often labeled vandalism by the powers that be, his preserved work, sometimes an entire wall, can sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars. His first film, Exit Through the Gift Shop, won documentary awards at several festivals and was nominated for an Academy Award.

Greg Bover

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