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This Thursday Just Quinn joins the Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line 8:30-11:30pm 10.30.2014

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Golly; a lot of harp players lately. Yet, I’ve saved the best for last, at least for this month. Let’s welcome back Justin Quinn and his rolling roadblock for an evening of pedal-to-the-mettle fuel-injected blues. The long time host of Glenn’s Cool Bar blues sessions in Nbpt. is hitchhiking down here to give you a whiff of the real deal blueswise, and it’s going to be terrific, or,at least, terrifying. I love playing with this guy!

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He’s bringing along Mr. Jon Ross, guitarist xtroidinaire, to mold the clay, and the ever so tonsorially-challenged drummbler, Mr. Steevee Chaggaris, to beat you to a pulp. It’s pre-Halloween, so nobody will notice if you dress funny. Not that they ever do. Bring a date and dance to the whites of her eyes!

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40 Railroad Ave

Gloucester, Ma.

978-208-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Cast Off and Chow Down!

PrincessCruise5073wmPrincessCruise5075wmLast Saturday Janet and I took Gloucester’s Beauport Princess dinner cruise, with music by the Sugar Tones. The trip featured a buffet dinner, which I expected to be the usual finger sandwiches, cheese and maybe some greasy wings. Boy, was I mistaken! The prime rib was one to over two inches thick, and perfectly cooked. Additions included baked haddock, fancy ravioli, big mushrooms, and much much more. Cheesecake was served as dessert. Only one or two diners went for seconds. If this were a restaurant only, it would be one of the City’s best. Throw in a three hour cruise in Gloucester Harbor, and you’ve got an unforgettable night for very reasonable money. The Princess will be sailing weekends until New Year’s Eve. http://beauportprincess.com

Community Stuff Part II 10/30/14

What’s Happening at GHS 10/29/14

The registration deadline for the December 6 SAT is November 6, 2014, so if your student would like to take the SAT then please register for this test at http://www.sat.org

MCAS English and Math retests will be given at GHS on November 5 and November 12, respectively. If your child will be taking these required tests for their graduation requirements please ensure they are present in school at this time. We have met with all of your students to explain the process and the importance of the retests to meet their graduation requirements.

First Quarter is coming quickly so if you have any concerns regarding your student’s progress then please check out their Rank Book on Ipasse. For any parents not yet registered the directions are simpleJ.
1. Go to the Gloucester Public Schools Home Page
2. On the left chose Parent’s Resources
3. On the right chose Ipasse Student Data Access
4. Then chose Register
The form that appears to complete is just some basic student information, and you will need your students ID number. The process is not immediate, but you will shortly, within a few days, receive your log in information. This Ipasse portal will give you the opportunity to review your student progress and have a meaningful conversation with your students regarding any work they are completing and any outstanding assignments. Please contact your student’s guidance counselor if you have any difficulty with this registration process.

 

Upcoming Dates of Interest

First Term Ends Thursday, November 6,
Semi Formal at Danversport Yacht Club, November 10
Veteran’s Day No School Tuesday November 11
Report Cards Mailed Home, Wednesday, November 12
Sawyer Medal Night   Wednesday November 12,
MEFA Financial Aid Night    Thursday,
November 20

Guidance Department 978-281-9874
– Option #8


Mile Marker One is proud to announce a fundraiser for the victims of the Magnolia fire: ALL door proceeds of the $5 cover charge  from Saturday’s Nov 1, 8 pm performance of Groove Therapy will be donated to the fund set up to benefit the victims of the Magnolia fire. Come get your Groove on for a great cause!

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Community Stuff 10/30/14

Concerned about climate change?  Be part of the solution!

The Green Committee of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, the Cape Ann Forum, and Gloucester’s Clean Energy Commission will present a panel on climate change on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. at the church, corner Church and Middle Streets. Learn how Gloucester can become fossil fuel-free or carbon neutral in a decade. A question-and-answer session and a reception will follow. Free and open to the public; sponsored by Superior Nut Company.
Speakers: Jack Clarke, Sarah Hammond Creighton, JoeAnn Hart (moderator), Harry Hintlian,  Natasha Lamb, Eric Magers, Dick Prouty, Candace Wheeler.

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My name is Bryan Muenzner. In honor of my mother,Cindy Muenzner, my family and I are having a ceremony at Stage Fort Park on Saturday, November 1st at 2PM. Could you please advertise this on www.goodmorninggloucester.com

Thank you so much,
Best Bryan Muenzner


SEACOAST NEWS November 2014

Thank you to the Friends of Seacoast!

The Friends of Seacoast have recently provided our facility with a special Halloween Variety Show with exceptional entertainment provided by the Big Smile Entertainment Company, Dinner Theater and weekly concerts.

We are looking forward to many upcoming events with the support of the Friends of Seacoast including A Veteran’s Day Celebration, Baby Farm Animal visits, Dinner Theater with entertainment and special foods, outings, weekly concerts and more……

The Friends of Seacoast Holiday Bazaar is scheduled for Saturday, November 22, 9AM-1PM. This special event will Feature a Cookie Walk,, Raffles, White Elephants, Many professional vendors and Santa visits. All Donations to white elephant table will be accepted.
Community Welcome Snow or Shine!

The Friends of Seacoast enhance the resident’s lives at the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with hours of enjoyment by providing the finances needed for the special entertainment, supplies and community outings.

Any and all donations to “The Friends of Seacoast” are gratefully accepted.
The Friends of Seacoast are grateful for the gifts received in honor of loved ones.

The next Friends of Seacoast Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 11th at 6:00PM.

The Cape Ann Museum artistic expression projects have included
museum tours and art demonstations within the Seacoast facility.
The CAM Connections next scheduled visit to Seacoast and art project will be November 6th at 2:00PM.


Dory Haul Out This Saturday

The IDRC needs your help this Saturday November 1st to haul out our race dories and put them away for the winter. 
This process requires many volunteers as the boats will have to be nested inside the tent (need at least 8-10 volunteers to make light work of it). 
We also could benefit from a trailer or two if anyone has a trailer and has not pulled their boat yet. 
The plan is to meet at Eastern Ave. Self Storage at 3PM and load the two practice boats. 
Joe Novello and helper will tow 2 race boats and meet us at the high school landing. 
We will swap the boats and make a 2nd trip to haul the remaining race dories. 
Please respond if you can make it and if you have an available trailer!


A HOIDAY FAIR sponsored by the WOMEN’S COMMUNITY CLUB of MAGNOLIA will be held on Saturday, November 15th 9 – 2 p.m. in Jones Hall at the Magnolia Library Center, corner of Lexington and Norman Ave. Magnolia.

There will be a variety of consignors, handmade crafts, holiday gifts, jewelry, gift baskets, and bake table. 

The silent auction will feature gift certificates from local businesses and restaurants, along with gift baskets and a money raffle.  Also, there will be some fun activities for children to participate in.

Mulled cider, coffee, punch, and donuts will be served throughout the day.  Lunch, featuring homemade fish chowder, quiche, hot-dogs, and tuna rolls will be served from 11:30a.m.

This is the Women’s Club’s major fund-raiser of the year and all money raised will be returned to benefit the community.  Please come and support this community event.  For more information on the club, please contact president, Carol Sutherland, 978-525-3773.


Wednesdays with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line ~ This weeks guest is Bradley Royds 8-11

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This Wednesday Only:
Prime Rib Dinner $12.95!

Wednesday, October 29th
Special Guest:
BRADLEY ROYDS!
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8 people.  8 thousand people.  Whatever the audience, the
performance is always the same… all-out & balls-to-the-wall.
This is Bradley Royds! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Prime Rib Dinner $12.95!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there!  :-) ~ Fly

 

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Meeting at the Magnolia Library & Community Center

Neighborhood Meeting This Thursday 6pm at the

Magnolia Library & Community Center

Area leaders will be at the Magnolia Library & Community Center, 1 Lexington

Ave., this Thursday, October 30 at 6pm to discuss Sunday’s fire that took our

landmark Magnolia Pizza. This building was also home to cherished neighbors

and friends. Fire Chief Eric Smith and Mayor Carolyn Kirk (and Ward 5 Councilor

Bill Fonvielle, confirmation pending) will answer questions and hear your

concerns. All are welcome.

This is also a call for your help. Eight people who lost everything need our

assistance as they rebuild their lives. Monetary donations are being accepted by

the Magnolia Library & Community Center (www.magnolialibrary.org) and by

the MHS (magnoliahistoricalsociety.com). The Magnolia Library has been open

since Sunday and will be staying open this week for residents to drop off goods,

gift cards and checks to help these residents get back on their feet. Please see

magnolialibrarycommunitycenter on Facebook for a list of items needed and

for more information.

 

Nothing Says “Fall in New England” like…

Want to get back at your children for whatever they’ve done wrong or failed to do when asked so far this season?  A little Doughnut Revenge is fun for all.

Nothing says, “Fall in New England” like being slapped in the face by a sugary doughnut.

 

Calling all residents: the City needs YOU to help improve the Oval Playground

Calling all residents: the City needs YOU to help improve the Oval Playground

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Ward 3 City Councilor Steve LeBlanc and the Community Development Department need your help on November 6th, 7th and 8th when the “Community Build for the Oval Playground” will take place. This is a great opportunity for civic-minded folks to roll up their sleeves, have some fun, and help install a new playground at Palazola Field!

Volunteers are asked to be available from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on one of the three community build days. Work will include installing concrete foundations, sorting, erecting and assembling playground equipment. To ensure safety and quality, volunteers will be trained and supervised by an experienced playground site specialist.

Dress in comfortable work clothes and closed toe shoes. Lunch and refreshments will be served.

The “Re-shaping the Oval Playground” project, which is funded by the Massachusetts “Our Common Backyard” program and federal community block grants (with project management funded through the Mass in Motion program), will not only improve the play area off Centennial Ave. near Harvard Street, it will provide more opportunities for kids to play and get fit.

The City is seeking 20 volunteers a day to help in the three-day effort (with an alternative extreme weather day on November 9.) Mayor Carolyn A. Kirk notes that with the “Renewal of Newell” last year and September’s completion of the update to Burnham’s Field, the City continues to build on its successes and create more opportunities for recreation, play, and support of active lifestyles.

Councilor LeBlanc, who reports that the existing equipment will be reused at Riverdale Park, hopes that community members, neighborhood associations and other community groups/organizations will sign up as community build volunteers.

Online volunteer registration is available at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0F4DA9AE28A4F94-community/.

Community members can also contact Councilor LeBlanc at  SLeBlanc@gloucester-ma.gov.

Community Development Department Senior Project Manager Stephen Winslow also can be reached at swinslow@gloucester-ma.gov or at 978-282-8007.

SELL OUT WARNING: Not many seats left for Chelsea Berry & Charlee Bianchini at Old Sloop on Saturday

Do you really want to be the schmuck who says, “What? We can’t get in? Really?”  Of course not.  So stop what ever you’re doing and get your tickets right here, right now!  (Forget what the poster says about tickets at the door.  There won’t be any.)

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Community Stuff 10/28/14

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Cape Ann Skating Club “Frozen” Party Open House

Hi Joey,

Cape Ann Families are invited to the Cape Ann Skating Club Open House “Frozen” Ice Skating Party on Saturday, November 15, from 1-3 pm at the Talbot Rink, O’Maley School, 32 Cherry Street, Gloucester.

Free Family Event!

*Free Skating Lesson with “Frozen” characters

*Free Arts & Crafts

*Bake Sale & Hot Cocoa

*Used Skate Sale

*Great opportunity to learn about Cape Ann Skating Club programs

Participants are welcome to dress up as Frozen characters! For free skating lesson, Public Ice and Skate Rental fees apply.
For more information regarding Cape Ann Skating please visit:
http://www.facebook.com/CapeAnnSkatingClub

website: http://cafsc.org/

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This Wednesday at the GWC

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Hi Joey.

I am offering an outreach program for ‘Military Veterans of Cape Ann’ in honor of Veteran’s Day next month and wondered if you could help me spread the word! Thank you in advance for all that you can do for this special project!

11/11/2014. Reiki Clinic/Share   6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Manchester Healing Arts Center. 66 Summer St. (Rt. 127.)

Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. FREE for Vets (with military I.D.)

Nominal donation all others. RSVP- info@dreamtimewellness.com.

11/20/2014 ‘Evening of Wellness’ for Veterans and Their Families.

4-8 pm. Manchester Community Center. 40 Beach Street. (Yellow Building by the Train Station.) Manchester-by-the-Sea. FREE to Veterans for 1st Session. $10.00 Donation for others. Proceeds go towards local charities. Bring Military Card. Register in Advance – info@dreamtimewellness.com or phone- 978.283.4258.

Thank you!    Karen

Karen Pischke BSN, RN

Gloucester MA


Students at Manchester Memorial School were treated to a presentation by Nick Bollettieri. The world-famous tennis coach was here for the weekend visiting Manchester Athletic Club’s MAC Tennis program, where he gave private and group lessons to hundreds of up-and-coming tennis players from around New England, including those in the MAC Tennis Academy program. 

430 students in grades K-5 were treated to a Q&A with the energetic octogenarian who created the first full-time tennis boarding school that combined on-court training with an academic curriculum. A method that produced 10 number-one world-ranked players, including Andre Agassi, Maria Sharapova, and Venus and Serena Williams.

Bollettieri spoke to students about their school’s core values: Honesty, Effort, Acceptance, Respect and Responsibility, and Thoughtfulness (HEART); as well as the importance of education, working hard, and living a healthy lifestyle.

“A positive attitude gives you a chance to be successful and can make the impossible possible”, Bollettieri told students. “If you feel that you are special, you have to prove that you are special. Don’t ever say I can’t, say I will. If you put everything you have—every ounce of effort—into winning, then you are a winner no matter the final score.”

“Nick is a great example to young people of how discipline and hard work can provide opportunities and lead to great success,” said John Willis, Principal at Manchester Memorial Elementary School.” He has travelled the world motivating young people, and a lot of what he believes in is what we teach our students here.”

Bollettieri’s visit was made possible by the MAC Sports Foundation, which was created in 2012 by Manchester Athletic Club in partnership with the United States Tennis Association (USTA). The mission of the Foundation is to offer scholarships to talented junior athletes who do not have the financial means to reach their goals, as well as to provide grants to schools and community organizations offering youth athletic programs.

Manchester Athletic Club is located in Manchester by-the-Sea, MA, and is the only USTA Training Center in New England and one of only 12 USTA Regional Training Centers in the country. MAC is also home to New England’s professional tennis team, The Boston Lobsters.

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Back Row: Tennis legend, Nick Bollettieri, with Manchester Memorial Elementary School Principal, John Willis. Front row: Students: Cole Riehl, Maria Rising, Milo Zeltzer, Nina Zalosh, Lily Stefanovich, Tess Carpenter and Hannah Davis.


Gloucester Democrats collect clothing, phone cards, and clothing for our troops

Once again, the Gloucester Democratic City Committee has organized a collection for our troops stationed overseas. They are gathering clothing (especially underwear and warm socks), as well as phone cards and books. Crossword and sudoko books are among the favorites; so are DVDs. All goods should be brand new, of course.

Items can be dropped off at the Cape Ann Democratic Headquarters in the Main Street Plaza, next to Walgreens. It is open 10am to 6pm weekdays, 9am to 5pm Saturdays, and 2pm to 6pm Sundays. The drive will conclude on Tuesday, November 4.

Thanks!

Deanna Fay

Chelsea Berry with Charlee Bianchini Old Sloop Coffee House Saturday, Nov. 1 @ 7:30pm

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Coming soon…
Not many tckets left for this event!
http://rockportucc.org/November01-2014.htm
Tickets can be purchased also at The Bookstore, 61 Main St. and Toad Hall Bookstore, Rockport, Ma.

http://www.chelseaberry.com/

http://www.charleebeth.com/

 

Community Stuff 10/27/14

Operation Troop Support

“INDIVIDUAL SERVING SIZES” ARE GREAT FOR OUR TROOPS ON THE GO

Food Items:

Coffee / Tea / Sugar / Creamora, Granola bars / Nuts / Beef Jerky / Cereal / Cookies / Pretzels

Peanut butter – (don’t forget the Crackers!)

Tuna / Fruit / Soup, Powdered Drink Mixes, Sun Flower Seeds / Gum / Mints*PULL TABS ON CANNED ITEMS, PLEASE

Toiletries:

ALL ARE NEEDED!

**Especially Baby Wipes & Q-Tips**

Clothing:

SOCKS! SOCKS! SOCKS! Our Troops walk 10+ miles every day ~

Fresh, Clean Socks are a Luxury. Underwear ~ Boxers / Briefs / Ladies’ Panties, T-shirts

Recreational Time:

Cards and Letters from Home, Paperback Books / Magazines / Playing Cards, Crossword Puzzle Books / Word Find Books, Pens / Pencils / Notepads, DVD’s / CD’s, Portable DVD Players, Portable CD Players, Phone Cards

Small, Hand-held Electronic Games

~PLEASE REMEMBER OUR FEMALE SOLDIERS~

*DONATIONS TO HELP WITH MAILING COSTS AND TELEPHONE CARDS ARE APPRECIATED

We ask that you keep all Our Soldiers and Our Wounded Recovering in

Military Hospitals around the World in Your Thoughts and Prayers.

The hospitalized Warriors and their families need gift cards!!

Walmart, Kohl’s, Target, CVS, Walgreens

HOLIDAY DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED BEFORE DECEMBER 1ST .WE MAIL THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

PLEASE DELIVER YOUR DONATIONS TO:

LUCIA AMERO

OFFICE OF VETERANS’ SERVICES

(OFFICE) 12   EMERSON   AVENUE/ ( MAIL) CITY HALL/9 DALE AVENUE

GLOUCESTER, MA 01930

lamero@gloucester-ma.gov

TELEPHONE (978) 281-9740


Butternut Squash Across Gloucester on Food Day

Happy Food Day, Gloucester!

Every Gloucester student from Kindergarten through 12th grade celebrated “real food, just food” this Friday, October 24 in a district-wide Food Day event. The event was coordinated by Backyard Growers, FoodCorps, Cape Ann Fresh Catch, and the amazing kitchen managers at each Gloucester school.

Food Day isn’t entirely new in Gloucester. Last year, FoodCorps service members serving with Backyard Growers and The Open Door organized a tasting of local butternut squash at Veterans Memorial Elementary School as part of this national event. This year, Backyard Growers has expanded its school garden programs to include every school in Gloucester, and decided to ramp up its Food Day programming as well.


Ken Bonfield’s Artistry of the Guitar

featuring Ryan Ayers & Shun Ng

Saturday, November 8, Concert 7:30 PM, Tickets $15 at the door

Fingerstyle Artistry Workshop at 3pm, $30 or $40 for workshop & concert

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester.

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Gloucester MA— Gloucester resident, and master guitarist Ken Bonfield will host an Artistry of the Guitar in-the-round concert at The Cultural Center in Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson St., Gloucester, MA on Saturday, November 8th with special guests Ryan Ayers and Shun Ng.  A Fingerstyle Artistry Workshop will be offered at 3pm for $30. The concert starts at 7:30pm and tickets are $15 at the door. For both events the cost is $40. Concert Doors open at 7pm; there will be light refreshments.  Each show will start with a short solo set from each artist followed by a short intermission and then a second set with all three guitarists in-the-round swapping songs and stories and sitting in on each others compositions.

Please visit the artist’s website for more information:

Ken Bronfield: http://kenbonfield.com/

Friday Night Wine Down!

I’ve been meaning to write a post about this awesome place for months now, but just haven’t gotten it done.  So, without further delay…  you need to check out Mill River Winery in Rowley.

I’ve been twice and truly can’t get back there fast enough.

While their event calendar is pretty full with tastings, tours, vineyard walks, and much more, it is the “Friday Night Wine Downs” that I find the most tremendous.

The first time I went, there was some pretty awesome music thanks to Michael Maloney.  Totally check him out as he was really fantastic and has done some cool things since I heard him play that evening!  In addition to the music, the wine is without a doubt spectacular and the food that they offered up was truly delicious.

Another event that I’ve been dying to hit is their “Crush and Brew Trail“.  It’ll take you from the Mill River Winery to the Riverwalk Brewing Company to the Newburyport Brewing Company, and finally onto Jewell Towne Vineyards.  I mean, come on!

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BMA Nominee Gracie Curran on Aurelia Nelson’s Curtain UP tomorrow (SUN) at 9AM

Gracie Curran at Larcom Theatre April 2014

Here’s some irony: Earlier this month, the Boston Globe announced this year’s Boston Music Wards nominees (see here) which include Gracie Curran for Blues Artist of the Year.  A few days later the Boston Herald cited Gracie Curran’s move from the Boston area to Memphis as an example of local blues artists’ response to the a loss of venues that offer them a place to preform (see here).

Vickie and I are bringing Gracie back to Beverly’s Larcom Theatre next Saturday NOV 1, for one night only with young, award-winning piano player Victor Wainwright, who got the first standing ovation at this year’s Gloucester Blues Fest.  GET TIX HERE.

Tomorrow, you can hear Gracie talk about the her career, the Blues, Memphis, Boston and much more on Aurelia Nelson’s Curtain Up radio show on North Shore 104.9FM at 9am.  Yeah, this will be worth getting up for.

Community Stuff 10/24/14

At the Gallery….

Is it Halloween already?

This summer was great — very busy, visitors from around the world, and lots of commissions. Poppies are still a favorite, and pebble beach paintings are a wonderful reminder of the beauty of summer in Rockport.
The gallery is open year-round:
Autumn Hours:
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11 am –  5 pm EST
Sunday 12 noon – 5 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: Open by chance or appointment
So please do visit, just be sure call the gallery first to confirm hours during the unpredictable New England weather.

My Pebble Beach paintings are especially popular with visitors to Rockport. “Pebble Beach No. 29″
was featured in the inaugural issue of Cape Ann Magazine (read more about my interview below.)

Interview with
Cape Ann Lifestyle

Tusinski Gallery was also chosen to be featured in the first issue of
Cape Ann Lifestyle, published this summer. I enjoyed sharing my perspective on my early artistic influences, the joy of working in Rockport and other interesting topics. Two of my paintings: “Dreamy Still Life” and “Pebble Beach No. 29″  appear in this beautiful magazine.


From Jodi,

Our rented house is being sold, closing in on nov 10th, hoping you can print our press release.

I’ve included some photos if you want to use them.  Photos credit is Law Hamilton for all except the photo of me and the little screech owl, photo credit for that one is Erin Parsons Hutchinson.

Thank you so much, I’m praying one of your readers will help us continue to help our wildlife, if we cannot find a place, Cape Ann Wildlife may need to shut our doors permanently or until enough funds are raised for a facility.

Thank you so much
Jodi

Cape Ann Wildlife, Inc (CAW) is in immediate need of a new facility to rent, due to the rented home being sold.
Cape Ann Wildlife, Inc and Jodi Swenson has been rescuing and rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife in Gloucester since the 2005, saving hundreds of animals, primarily songbirds every single year.
Closing the doors on this valuable resource for our community will be a great loss.
Preferred is a affordable single family home, 3 bedroom, away from the center of town (Gloucester, Essex, Rockport, Manchester, Ipswich) for the small rehabilitation center and Jodi’s family.
As a 501(c)3 non profit, there may be a potential tax write off for a landlord.
We of course need an animal friendly kind of place, that’s affordable. 
Only permanent pets are 1 small dog and 4 birds.  During the songbird baby season, we can have up to 30 little babies at a time, fall, winter and early spring being a quiet time.
We need enough room outside to build simple pre-release cages for birds to get acclimated to life outside and flight conditioning. 
So please help us continue this important service to the community and our quickly declining songbirds.  If you know of a property that might be suitable please contact Jodi Swenson at 978-325-2501, visit www.CAWinc.org orpsychobirds@hotmail.com


New Year’s Rockport Fundraiser, Paint Night, Wed. Nov 12th, 6:30 PM at the Pigeon Cove Circle, Rockport, MA.  Paint Night is a company that supplies an artist who will come to your location and teach you how to paint a finished painting in an evening of fun, food, drink & socialization.  We need 35 applicants by Oct. 29, but you can still register up to the day of.  Pre-registration is required at https://www.paintnite.com/pages/events/view/rockport/849786. Contact Claire with questions: claire.nyre@comcast.net.  Help New Year’s Rockport Eve dig out of debt from 2013 and prepare for 2014.


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Metcalfe Show Opens At RAA

Rockport Artist Judy Metcalfe will open a two-week solo show of her award winning watercolors at the Rockport Art Association on Sunday, October 26th with an artist’s reception from 2:00-4:00 PM.
 
In Judy’s words, “I attempt to catch the moment when sunlight transforms a simple object into something wondrous.  When a flower glows with inner light, a water droplet sparkles, or an intricate network of shadows is cast by a spray of leaves or the facets of a glass vase. Each of us see these things in our everyday life, but they are fleeting. I try to capture them and hold them for others to enjoy.”  In viewing her works, the observer realizes just how well she succeeds.  Meticulously rendered, they seem to be real – not painted – with a simplicity that belies just how intricate they really are.
 
Metcalfe received her BFA in Fine Art from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.  She is a signature member of American Watercolor Society, Hudson Valley Art Association, New England Watercolor Society & National Association of Women Artists.  She holds elected memberships at Rockport Art, North Shore Arts & Connecticut Academy of Fine Art.
 
The Metcalfe exhibition will continue through November 6th.  For more information visit the RAA’s website at http://www.rockportartassn.org or call the gallery at 978-546-6604.  The RAA is open Tuesday – Sunday.


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JOHN W. ORLANDO SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER

Johnny Orlando is remembered as teacher, mentor, and friend to countless students during his decades as carpentry teacher at Gloucester High School.  John passed away suddenly two years ago, but his memory as a master carpenter lives on in the form of a scholarship awarded to a graduating senior for college or advanced vocational training.

Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant, 86 Main St in Gloucester, has agreed to donate ten percent of proceeds of food sales on Monday, October 27th to the Scholarship Fund; and all who remember Johnny are invited to join with his family and friends that evening to celebrate his life.

Tax-deductible contributions in any amount may be also made to:

The John W Orlando Scholarship Fund c/o Gloucester Scholarship Foundation, Cape Ann Savings Bank,

109 Main Street

Gloucester, MA 01930 .

For further information, contact Rosalie Parisi at (978) 283-0286


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