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Celebrate Gloucester Update: John Sebastian Concert Rescheduled

Due to a scheduling conflict, we have moved the Celebrate Gloucester Benefit Concert featuring John Sebastian to Saturday, September 13 at the UU Meetinghouse.  Get tickets here.

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This is one more example of how things often work out despite my frustration when I found out about the conflict.  The UU Meetinghouse a fitting venue given that this concert helps raise money for its restoration and the acoustics are excellent.  But with no air conditioning, it wouldn’t have worked for an August concert.  However, it’s perfect for September when the average high is 72 and low is 55 (it might be a little chilly at 8pm on the water that time of year) and the cushioned pews are quite comfortable.

This concert is a perfect opportunity to experience the music that helped define a generation up close and personal.  Here’s a video of John Sebastian at Woodstock (45 years ago this August):

Lunch at the Emerson Inn

A few weeks ago my sister (Painter Barb) and her husband Robert visited us in Rockport. We discovered that our neighbor, the Emerson Inn by the Sea, was open for lunch in the summer. The convenience was only equalled by the tasty food. We marked the occasion by eating a platter of Darmariscotta oysters, seafood luncheon entries, and a good sit on the open porch. http://www.emersoninnbythesea.com/amenities.htm

A few weeks ago my sister (Painter Barb) and her husband Robert visited us in Rockport. We discovered that our neighbor, the Emerson Inn by the Sea, was open for lunch in the summer. The convenience was only equalled by the tasty food. We marked the occasion by eating a platter of Darmariscotta oysters, seafood luncheon entries, and a good sit on the open porch. http://www.emersoninnbythesea.com/amenities.htm

Part of the restaurant at the Emerson Inn is called the Veranda, a screened in dining area with adjoining open porch with rocking chairs. It all overlooks the Atlantic Ocean.

Part of the restaurant at the Emerson Inn is called the Veranda, a screened in dining area with adjoining open porch with rocking chairs. It all overlooks the Atlantic Ocean.

The grounds of the Emerson have beautiful plantings, benches, and a pool.

The grounds of the Emerson have beautiful plantings, benches, and a pool.

Community Stuff 7/27/14

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Hi there,
I hope your summer is going well J I would love to let the community know that Endicott Gloucester is having another Open House on Thursday, August 7th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. We would love to sit and chat with any folks who are interested in pursuing an education. Classes begin right after Labor Day! Hope to see you at 33 Commercial Street!
Best,
Jodi

Jodi Frithsen
Staff Assistant/Recruiter
Endicott College
33 Commercial St
Gloucester, Ma
(978) 879-4250


The Magic of Peter Pan comes to Annisquam August 5-10, 2014

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When Tinker Bell and Peter Pan fly through the Darling children’s window, life suddenly takes a magical turn. Pirates, mermaids, exotic animals, the Lost Boys, Indians, and, of course, Captain Hook, fill Neverland with exciting adventures that include flying! Peter Pan is a musical adaptation of J. M. Barrie‘s 1904 play Peter Pan, a show that has enjoyed several revivals on Broadway and beyond. Join the Annisquam Village Players for their rendition of this musical classic, and refuse to grow up!

Annisquam Village Players Present

Peter Pan

Tuesday – Sunday, August 5 – 10, 2014

7:30 p.m.

Annisquam Village Hall

36 Leonard Street, Gloucester MA

Ticket Prices: Reserved Seating $32 • General Admission $16

General Admission and Reserved Seating Tickets can be ordered online.

Go to www.annisquamvillageplayers.com and click on “Tickets”.

General Admission tickets also available after July 16th at the following locations:

The Annisquam Exchange

32 Leonard St., Gloucester • 978.281.0358

Common Crow Natural Market, 6 Elm Street, Gloucester • 978.283.1665

Main Street Arts & Antiques, 124 Main St., Gloucester • 978.281.1531

Lula’s Pantry, 5 Dock Square, Rockport • 978.546.0010

Ticket Information: annisquamvillageplayers.com

The Annisquam Village Players have been providing community theatre since 1917. The  mission of the AVP to provide an opportunity for local Cape Ann residents, young and older, to engage and develop their talents for musical theater. For two months every summer, we rehearse scenes, music, songs and dances; create sets, design costumes, prepare lights and sound, hawk tickets, set up chairs and welcome the audience, all in the hope of offering an experience — a brief midsummer night’s dream — that will engage, entertain and enrich our community, and that will provide lasting memories for our friends and children to pass on.


NORTH SHORE ARTS ASSOCIATION invites you to its Gala “A Taste of Art Auction Event 2014″, Sat August 16th, 2014.  Doors Open at 5:30 pm.

A Gala of Great Art, Great Food, Great Wine, Great Fun!

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The North Shore Arts Association, home to some of our most acclaimed American representational artists, invites you to its Annual Fundraising Auction where in an exciting auction atmosphere you can bid to own some of Cape Ann’s finest representational art.
     Created and generously donated by their artist members, ninety-four juried pieces by these acclaimed artists and sculptors will be auctioned.   “This is our major fundraising event of the year, and it is the artists’ generosity and the support of the Cape Ann community that keeps our ninety-two year old organization afloat and sustains its continued artistic contributions,”  says event Chairwoman, Rosalie Sidoti. 
    This gala celebration will offer a Wine Raffle, a Spirits Tasting, and Tapas Tables.   The Board  of Trustees has donated fifty vintage bottles of wine to be raffled off to the fortunate winner as a complete  Instant Wine Cellar.  There will be a complimentary Spirits Tasting with a variety of liquors donated by Ryan and Woods Distilleries, and complimentary Tapas Tables offered by local restaurants:  Duckworth’s, ’525′ Restaurant, Latitude 43, Lobsta Land, The Studio and The Rudder.  Local entrepreneur and art collector John Archer will be the presiding Auctioneer.
    Come celebrate this special opportunity to own and add spectacular artwork to your collection!  Major sponsors supporting the event are The Building Center, Bank Gloucester, Art New England Magazine and Serenitee Restaurant Group.
    The North Shore Arts Association’s galleries are open, free to the public, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m. 
    More information on all North Shore Arts Association events is available by visiting  their website at http://www.nsarts.org, and by email at arts@nsarts.org, or by telephone 978 283-1857.

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KenKnowles, “Schooner Races”12×16″


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We are gearing up for Illumination Weekend starting Friday August 8th.  There will be lanterns going up all over town starting Friday Night.  We have an Art instillation that will also begin Friday night.  On Saturday the 9th we will start the afternoon with Activities at Firehouse Trust beginning at 12:30.  We will have children’s crafts, face painting and free popcorn given out by the Institute of Savings.  There will be a great phot opportunity.  It will also be your last chance to buy Ken Knowles Raffle tickets for his original painting.  The drawing will be at 6:30 at the bandstand.  If you want to purchase a ticket you can buy them at Katie’s gift shop.  The evening will end with a Fireworks display over Sandy Bay at 9:30.  Like us on FACEBOOK “Rockport Fireworks”. If you are interested in donating you can send a check to Rockport National Bank 37 King Street.  Call Susan at 546-9566 for more information.


HARVEY MAPCASE

Dot Kill Dot

Out 18th of August 2014

Salem band devotes new album to promoting wildlife rehabilitation center Cape Ann Wildlife. Half of all album sales will go to benefit the Gloucester non-profit.

Album launch-party to double as fundraiser.

Neil Carlill has made a lot of albums with a lot of different people over his twenty-year career, but for the British singer/songwriter/bird fanatic (now a resident of Salem, Mass.), this one is special, as it fulfills a longtime fancy, and serves a beloved cause. Dot Kill Dot is the debut album from Harvey Mapcase, the outfit Carlill formed with drummer Doug Allen in 2011, with former Thee Hydrogen Terrors guitarist Matt White completing the three-piece on bass in 2012. This is Carlill’s first time fronting a fixed ensemble in many years, and, after a decade of joint projects, it marks a return to solo songwriting. This is also the first of his records to be brought out 100% independently, under his King Harvey label. Such unprecedented autonomy led Carlill to muse about how he could meaningfully link the project to his passion for avian creatures, combining his twin obsessions in a way that could benefit the latter, while perhaps making the former a more rewarding endeavor. Meanwhile, even as the album was shaping up to be his most inspired yet, Neil found himself weighed down by concerns about his friend and go-to bird expert, Jodi Swenson. A licensed wildlife rehabilitator, Swenson founded and operates Cape Ann Wildlife (CAW), a rescue, rehab, and release facility in Gloucester, Mass, caring for sick and injured wild birds and small animals. An ailing sparrow Neil found in the road first brought him to CAW in 2009, where he was deeply impressed by Swenson’s dedication. Then, over the years, there was the fledgling chickadee by the rubbish bins, the baby starling in the attic, and countless more instances wherein Swenson’s compassion and expertise were invaluable. “I have the highest admiration for what Jodi does,” Neil says. When financial difficulties threatened to close the non-profit, Neil knew he wanted to do whatever he could to help Jodi.

“It was already turning out to the ‘birdiest’ album I ever wrote,” says Carlill (Songs bear titles like “Bali Starlings,” “Screech Owls,” and “Ravens Pick Locks”—rumor has it, they can.) “So tying it to Cape Ann Wildlife just seemed obvious.” The album has other themes: “aging, the accumulation of time’s ravages, the race against the inevitable fading of the senses. . . . I suppose you could see the birds in the lyrics as wistful representations of youth, vitality, freedom . . . but mostly they just represent birds. Birds are elemental.” Musically, the album is stirringly melodic in the best tradition of Elliott Smith, later Beatles, Big Star (etc.), and as lithe and inventive as an offspring of Beefheart’sTrout Mask Replica and Electric Warrior by T. Rex, that grew up listening to The Fall. Carlill’s most intricate guitar work to date and Allen’s versatile, ingenious drumming form the musical core. Neil and Doug’s arrangements are stripped down to the naked essentials, with White bestowing sweet vocal harmonies. Production on the record, by Berlin-based producer Jayrope, was kept deliberately raw and unobtrusive, leaving room for the trio’s kaleidoscopic cadences and ever-transforming rhythms. Tracks like the flamenco-hued “Hysteria,” and the arresting “It’s a Ritual,” which snakes fluently through the abrupt yet graceful hairpin turns that epitomize Carlill’s song structures, highlight the band’s intelligent interpretation of alternative pop/art-rock.

Carlill first earned esteem in the 1990s as leader of the U.K. band Delicatessen (Big Life/Starfish Records), whose esoteric, sultry, subterranean sound, as compelling as it was anomalous in that Britpop epoch, moved the Melody Maker to praise the Leicester foursome as “the salvation of pop music.” (Earlier this year, Taylor Parks, writing in thequietus.com, singled-out Delicatessen’s 1994 song “C.F. Kane” as a beacon of quality in the long dark night that was British pop in the 90’s. Seehttp://thequietus.com/articles/15092-blur-parklife-anniversary-review.) Later, Carlill swerved into top-40 territory with the London-based pop “supergroup” Lodger (Island Records) before relocating to America and teaming up with guitarist Warren Cuccurullo to form Chicanery for one eponymous album, which appeared in 2010. Other projects include the avant-garde, trans-Atlantic techno outfit Vedette (Stilll records) and atmospheric, post-punk oddity Me Me the Moth (Titicacaman records). In 2011, Carlill contributed to the Three on a Match project, a musical homage to the films of Bette Davis, along with his favorite fellow musician, the amazingly gifted King Toad(a.k.a. Jamal River, of Iowa City). Their plans for further collaboration came to a tragic end when River took his own life at age 35, in July 2013. It is impossible to overstate the influence King Toad’s work has had on Carlill’s own, and Dot Kill Dot is dedicated to River’s memory.

Though the album will be for sale in digital format from iTunes and Bandcamp, Neil hopes people will plump for the beautifully packaged CD, with its cover painting and stunning bird photographs created explicitly for the project by Portland, OR artists Junko Susuki and Shawn Martin, respectively. As for the title, Neil explains, “Dot Kill Dotis, in one sense, a reference to our modern culture of hostility, particularly the way the remote, anonymous nature of internet communication brings out the brutality in people.” But it’s also a bird thing: “I was on a pre-dawn drive and I could hear this birdcall, loud and clear like a whippoorwill’s, but it sounded like ‘dut-keeeel-dut /dut-keeeel-dut.’ This was after I had written the title track for the album. I thought, perfect.”

HARVEY MAPCASE (with Reindeer, Olneyville Sound System and This Day in History), play at the Church of Boston on August 28 to launch the new album, Dot Kill Dot, and raise funds for CAW. For more information, visit CAWinc.org and harveymapcase.com.


Great Wolf Lodge…Pretty Great For Sure

We went way over the bridge this week and took a quick getaway to the brand new Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg.  Prior to the onslaught of some heavy duty advertising recently, you may not have heard of the Great Wolf Lodges, but I’d been hoping to get to one of their other locations for quite some time now for a short family vacation.  Last year I was psyched to hear that they were planning on building a lodge here in Massachusetts!

So, they opened in June and we booked during a promo offer back in March.  It did not disappoint.  The boys were psyched and even my husband made it through the 24 hours of Triple F (forced family fun….for those of you not in the know) unscathed….and happy.  We packed a cooler.

Because it is new…it is spotless.  They definitely pay attention to detail and they definitely cater to family fun.  From the wolf ears that they hand out upon check-in (that families oddly wear during their entire stay…ummm, but not us because we can’t pull off that type of crap off) to the “Have a Wolftastic Day” greeting that they offer even before you can drink a cup of morning coffee, to the door openers who never fail to beat you to the punch and are unbelievably eager to welcome you in and out of every single space with unwavering enthusiasm.  A vacation destination built for kids this is.  Cheesy sure.  But, a good cheesy, if this is the type of vacation that you went ahead and booked for your kids.  I, personally, wouldn’t have had it any other way.  Little Finn feel in love with Violet the Wolf and while Thatcher tried to be too cool for story and song time, I caught him singing along and doing the Wolf Lodge Howl with the best of them!

Our family suite overlooked the main lodge welcome area…which was odd and yet cool all at the same time.  The wrist bands that they give you upon check-in also serve as your room key….which, as a none-purse-carrying type of girl, I LOVED.  You could also just scan your wristband anywhere throughout the lodge and your purchases would simply get charged to your room. Bonus…albeit dangerous I suppose.  For the record…they don’t put those in the kids’ wristbands….that would be silly.

They have six pretty awesome water slides.  Four for kids 42″ and taller and two for anyone over 48″.  One is the the type where they put you in a little booth, count down from 5, and drop the floor out beneath you to propel you straight down into the unknown.  Crazy!  I, for the record, sat that one out. Fortunately, I can blame Finn as he was just a bit too short and someone “had” to stay with him.  My husband and Thatcher braved it eagerly….and loved it.

The lodge also has two water playgrounds, a pretty rad wave pool, a hot tub, a small lazy river, water basketball, an excellent ropes course high up in the air, some little mall-type rides, mini golf, a Magi Quest interactive game to be played throughout your stay, a 6D little movie theater ride, a super fun arcade (and I don’t normally love arcades so that’s saying something), a restaurant, a cafe, a Dunkin’ Donuts, an ice cream joint, a little day spa for the girls, and more!

Pretty cool too is that, while check-in is @ 4:00, they allow you to use the water park beginning at 1:00.  Even more cool is that, while check out is 11:00 a.m., they allow you to use the water park all the way up to closing (9:00 p.m.) that day.  They have lockers and showers so that once you put your luggage in the car you can still enjoy some fun, shower, change, and get ready for the ride home.  That being the case, if you live close enough, one night is a good enough stay.  More than two nights, in my humble opinion, would be too long.

Good, clean, family fun less than two hours from Cape Ann.  I’m guessing that come the long and abyssmal winter months this place will be jammin’!

See the Great Wolf Lodge

 

Community Stuff 7/26/14

Chief Len Campanello Joins Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association in Support of House Version of Gun Bill

Police Chief Leonard Campanello, with the steadfast support of Gloucester Mayor Carolyn Kirk, joins the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association in support of the House of Representatives version of the pending gun legislation.

As an active member of the Chiefs Association, Chief Campanello is following this important bill closely. He is disappointed to learn that the Senate Bill, S#2284 lacks a critical public safety provision found in the House Bill, H#4278. That provision gives police chiefs discretion in issuing rifle and shotgun licenses. Currently, Massachusetts law allows police chiefs absolute discretion in issuing handgun licenses, but no discretion in issuing rifle and shotgun licenses. The House bill would close that dangerous loop hole.

When polled in June by the Princeton Research Associates, the majority of Massachusetts voters were also in favor of police chiefs having discretion in licensing for rifles and shotguns. 

Statement of Chief Campanello:

“The House bill is far superior to the senate version of the bill because it recognizes the importance of police chief discretion in issuing rifle and shotgun licenses. Police chiefs are generally in the best position to know who in their community is a threat to themselves, their partners, families and public safety.

“As the law stands, I may know that my officers have been called to a house 15 times to respond to a dangerously mentally ill person or domestic dispute where no charges were filed, but still have to give this person a rifle or shotgun when they apply for one. It does not make sense. This is why I support police chief discretion, it’s just commonsense in order to keep our community safe.

“Gloucester is fortunate to have a senator on the conference committee for the two guns bills, I just hope our Senator Bruce Tarr will take this opportunity to protect his community rather than cater to National groups like the NRA.

“Mayor Kirk and I stand together in supporting the House version of this bill, and we urge others to do the same.” 


July 18th, 2014. Engaging the residents with movement. The Gloucester COA Singing Seniors at the Harbor Light House in Beverly, directed by “Jayzee.”

To book the COA Singing Seniors, please contact Jayzee (Jorgelina Zeoli) at 978.768.7371 or jayzee.miracles@gmail.com

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Hi Joey,

Ken Riehl suggested I contact you regarding our upcoming bike ride to benefit Neurofibromatosis Northeast.  Coast to the Cure NF takes place on Saturday, September 6th.  The event features both an On Road and Mountain Bike Challenge.  The On Road course consists of three routes (24, 66 and 100) and begins and ends at Stage Fort Park.  Participants from both rides gather at Stage Fort Park for a post ride barbeque.  I’ve attached a press release on the event specifics.  This is the second year the event has emanated from Gloucester.  Up until now our riders consist of NF friends and families.  Ideally we would like to attract more of a Gloucester following.  I was hoping you provide assistance with spreading the word.

I’m grateful for any support you can provide.

Thanks so much,

Sonja

The 4th Annual Coast to the Cure, a bike ride featuring both On-Road and Mountain Bike Courses to benefit Neurofibromatosis Northeast, will take place on Saturday, September 6.  The Road Course begins and ends at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester and offers three routes of varying lengths:  24, 64 and 100 miles.  The route winds through the picturesque North Shore, home to beautiful ocean views and quaint small towns. The Mountain Bike Ride takes place at the Beverly Commons/Greenwood Forest in Beverly Farms (adjacent to Glen Urquhart School) with a course designed to meet requirements of all levels.  Advanced riders will find high speed descent and technical climbs, while intermediate and beginner bikers will have alternative lines through a wooded 6 mile loop.  At the rides conclusion, all participants enjoy a celebratory cookout at Stage Fort Park. 

Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic disorder of the nervous system that causes tumors to grow on the nerves anywhere in or on the body at any time and affects three times as many people than muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis combined.  Proceeds from Coast to the Cure will go towards neurofibromatosis research. 

Please call the Neurofibromatosis Northeast Office for more information (781) 272-9936 or visit the Neurofibromatosis Northeast website http://www.nfincne.org.

Community Stuff 7/25/14

Joey,

This sweet juvenile tabby cat showed up at my door this evening. (Thursday) He is a sweet, vocal tabby with white boots. He seems to be well cared for and lost, not a stray. Could you please share with your readers and help him find his way home?

Found on Middle St. near the Boulevard.

Vickie Grassman

flamingosing@yahoo.com

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Hi Joey,

Everyone had such a good time dancing on the wooden floor at the American Legion that we’ll be back there again this Friday, July 25.  The dancing gets underway promptly at 7:30 PM with live music by the Cape Ann House Contra Band.  As always, we hope new dancers will join us.  Everyone is welcome.  No experience is necessary.  All dances are taught.

A donation of $10 is requested of each dancer. Dancers under 16 are free.

Potluck contributions of non-alcoholic drinks as well as finger snack foods are welcome to be brought and shared during the break. Water bottles are recommended to reduce our use of paper cups.

This event is supported in part by a grant from the Gloucester Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Cape Ann Contra Dance can be contacted at capeanncontradance@gmail.com

Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CapeAnnContraDance

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Hi Joey!  Please help us spread the word about this Cruise. 

The Suicide rate among veterans and active duty is double and even triple the rates of civilians at a rate of almost 1 per hour, every day!  

22+ Veterans and 1 Active duty Soldier takes their own life each day. 

In 2012 more soldiers died by their own hand, than in combat.  Suicide was the #1 cause of death within our military that year.

It takes all of us to prevent suicide!  So please, step up and act.  Reach out to a friend, family member, veteran in need. 

Veteran Crisis line: 1-800-273-8255 (press 1)

Suicide Prevention


Artistry of the Guitar with Ken Bonfield

with Raymond Gonzalez and Adam Miller

Saturday, July 26, 7:30 PM

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

Gloucester MA— Gloucester resident, and master guitarist Ken Bonfield will host an Artistry of the Guitar in-the-round concerts at The Cultural Center in Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson St., Gloucester, MA on Saturday July 26th with special guests Cape Ann’s own Raymond Gonzalez and all the way from Australia, Adam Miller.  The concert starts at 7:30pm and tickets are $15 at the door. 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.

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The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, the official Welcome Center for Rocky Neck and home of the Art Colony, hosts exhibitions, workshops, meetings, lectures and cultural events of all kinds. The Center accommodates 60 to 80 people and is fully handicapped accessible. For information about renting the facility for a meeting, theatrical or musical performance, a small wedding or anniversary, both private or for the community, contact the coordinator at rnaccoordinator@gmail.com.

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Upcoming Artist Workshops on Rocky Neck

August and September 2014

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

Gloucester MA— The Rocky Neck Art Colony is proud to provide the Cultural Center for these upcoming workshops by distinguished artists:

August Midsummer Day Art – One-day workshop with artist Lully Schwartz

August 6, 2014 at 9am – 4pm.

Techniques for painting and/or drawing indoors and en plein air in oil, watercolor, acrylic, acrylic and/or charcoal.

Cost: $210 / $185 for RNAC members.

To register contact Lully Schwartz at lullysart@gmail.com

Drawing as Process with Gabrielle Barzaghi

Aug 9 & 11, 2014 at 10am – 3pm and Aug 10, 2014 at 12:15-5:15pm

This three-day workshop is about experimentation and the image making process. Students will work on a series of drawings from an object of their choice and move past the obvious into the realm of symbolism and metaphor by experimenting with expressive mark making, simplification, exaggeration, cropping, composition, scale, value and color.

Cost: $325 / $300 for RNAC members.

To register contact Gabrielle Bazaghi at gb@gabriellebarzaghi.com

Revolutionary Painting Techniques with Ekaterina Smirnova

September 3-5, 2014 at 9am  – 12pm

This three-day water media workshop is for students who want to improve their painting techniques by experimenting with familiar media while breaking through traditional norms and loosening their style.

Cost: $200 / $150 for RNAC members.

To register contact Ekaterina Smirnova at k.a.smirnova@gmail.com

For more information on these workshops please visit http://mail.rockyneckartcolony.org and select “Newsletter”

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Lully M. Schwartz is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Mount Ida College.  She enjoys her 25+ year career as a working artist and teacher.  Her oil paintings and drawings are award winning, nationally exhibited and collected.   Lully is a studied artist adept in art history, all media painting, printmaking and drawing.   The Mill Pond Gallery, Long Island, Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Gallery, New York City, Armory Art Exhibition, Florida, the Cornell Museum of American Art and Culture,  and  Johnson & Johnson headquarters Gallery, New Jersey, are just a few of the galleries that have exhibited Lully’s art. Her work may be viewed through her websitewww.lullyschwartz.com.  Mis. Schwartz, Vice President of the National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (MA Chapter).

Artist and educator Gabrielle Barzaghi is a Senior Lecturer at New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University and has taught college level drawing since 1980. She is represented by Trident Gallery. You may see her work at www.gabriellebarzaghi.com

Ekaterna Smirnova was Goetemann Resident Artist at Rocky Neck in 2012, and has painted and exhibited her way around the globe. Gloucester and Rocky Neck are fortunate to have her return to paint in the area this summer. You can follow her exciting travels and view the resulting work on her blog, http://ekaterinasmirnova.wordpress.com .
In 2006 she became a member of the Art Students League of NY where she has been developing her style ever since. In the past 5 years, Ekaterina has received numerous awards in juried shows by the Salmagundi Club, Allied Artists of America, the Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition, and other art organizations.


RAA Events Week of July 18th

Demonstrations:

Tuesday, July 28th – 7:00 PM

Paul George in Watercolor

RAA Members Free/ Nonmembers $5.00

Wednesday, July 30th – 7:00 PM

Line Tutwiler in Oil Painting

RAA Members Free/Nonmembers $5.00

Classes For Adults:  $30.00/class

Thursday, July 31st – 9:00-1:00

Carole Loiacono Outdoor Watercolor Class

Friday, August 1st – 9:00-1:00

Susan Guest-McPhail Indoor Mixed Media Class

Wayne Morrell Retrospective Continues in the Maddocks Gallery through August 19th


YMCA Camp Spindrift community pool night

Good Morning

It is going to be a hot one today and potentially a busy night at Camp Spindrift!

Every Monday and Wednesday night for the summer the pool is FREE for YMCA members and only $2 per person (with a family maximum of $10) for the community

Great photo opportunity as well!

thank you in advance

Helene


Due To Popular Demand- We’re Doin’ One For The Ladies- The First ever GMG No Cigar Wine Sail Aboard The Thomas E Lannon

So many people said they wanted to go on the Lannon but they’re not a fan of Cigars so we came up with a whole different theme-  No Cigars, Killer Appetizers donated by Sista Felicia who worked with Matty Rose of Carolina Wine and Spirits to come up with the ultimate pairings for said appetizers.  Normally tickets for the Lannon alone cost more money than what this sail costs, and then when you factor in the wine and Sista Felicia’s grub on top of that, HeLOOOOOOO.  Can you spell no-brainer city baby?  N O-B R A I N E R  C I T Y  B A B Y!

Order your tickets here online before they go fast and they are a guaranteed sell-out probably faster than the Cigar and Run Ones because of the pent up demand for this type of Sail.

order online NOW- http://schooner.org/book-online/

I don’t wanna hear any whining from those of you that put off getting your tickets and get shut out because you dragged your feet.  These always sell out and the reason why and the reason there are so many people that have gone on every single one is because they are frickin so much fun.

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GMG Wine Tasting Sail

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

The No Cigar, Good Times, Good Morning Gloucester Sunset Sail. Join Matt Rose from Carolina WIne and Spirits, Sista Felicia and Joey C. from Good Morning Gloucester for a sunset sail on the Lannon. Sample delicious summer wines, taste some light apps donated by Sista and enjoy a sunset sail with Joey C. and Company.

Windhover Performing Arts Center – Quarry Dance – August 1 & 2

WINDHOVER ANNOUNCES “QUARRY DANCE 3”

AT DEEP PIT QUARRY

111 HIGH ST., LANESVILLE, (GLOUCESTER) MA (01930)

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014 AT 5:30PM

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2014 AT 11:00AM & 5:30PM

FOLLOWING ON THE SUCCESS OF “QUARRY DANCE 2” IN 2013, WINDHOVER HAS INVITED CHOREOGRAPHER DUSAN TYNEK AND HIS COMPANY TO DEVELOP ANOTHER SITE-SPECIFIC QUARRY DANCE THIS SUMMER AT “DEEP PIT QUARRY” IN LANESVILLE TO BE PERFORMED ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 1 AT 5:30 PM AND SATURDAY, AUGUST 2 AT 11:00 AM AND 5:30PM.  THE PERFORMANCES ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC.  CONTRIBUTIONS ARE WELCOME.

Quarry_backs Quarry_high lifts  (NOTE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING SEATING, PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION BELOW.)

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Take Yourself Out to the Ball Game (and maybe bring the family)

Absolutely… spending a day at Fenway Park is one of the best ways to enjoy a day here in the Boston area, but, let’s be honest, it is not always that easy to score tickets that are affordable.  And…if you have young children, you can’t guarantee they’ll care much about the game.  I’ve seen more grumpy moms and dads grudgingly leave the ballpark because their young child was “done.”  OR….you spend a gazillion dollars on ice cream, popcorn, peanuts, cotton candy, big foam fingers, Wallys, inflatable bats, and other souvenirs as tokens of hush money….all to no avail.  3rd inning…out the door.

I’ll never recover from a day a few years ago when I brought Thatcher onto the field with me pre game to take photos of the players warming up.  He was a super cute 4 year old at the time and was wearing a “Pedroia” shirt. We walked past the dugout and Kevin Youkilis started to raz Thatch for not wearing his # instead. Within a minute Thatcher had the attention of Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis, and Josh Beckett.  They were all chatting him up and joking with him and I couldn’t have been happier.  Thatch?….you may ask.  Over the moon?…you may assume. Well, not exactly. After a minute of tolerating the attention, he turned to me and said, “Can we go back to our seats before Finn eats all the popcorn?”  Alrightly then.  Bye guys.

So, while my boys are now old enough to love Red Sox games, and they get through a whole 9 innings or more with only a little bit of bribing, it is still something that we can really only pull off a couple of times each summer.

The solution??   Three words.  Minor League Games!   My boys are almost just as happy to head to the Lowell Spinners, the Pawtucket Red Sox (PawSox), and, hopefully soon, the Portland Sea Dogs.  The venues are incredibly family friendly, affordable, and FUN.  The children get much closer access to the players and can often times score themselves a run around the bases, an autograph opportunity, or a chance to catch something chucked into the stands in between innings.

I, just a moment ago, received an email from the Spinners reminding me of the Family Sleepover.  Come on….talk about fun for kids!   You go to the game, head back to the car for a minute, grab your tent and gear, set up shop, watch a movie on the scoreboard, and spend the night sleeping on the field.

If you have a budding baseball fan in the family and haven’t taken advantage of the minor league teams in our area, you’re missing out.  I highly recommend looking into tickets….and, might I add, there really isn’t bad seat in any of those houses!

Play Ball my friends!

Family Sleep Over at the Lowell Spinners

The Lowell Spinners

The Pawtucket Red Sox

The Portland Sea Dogs

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Re-opening the Cape Ann Museum: From ceramic shards and Lane’s light to more than 1000 prisms

Click below for the video with Cape Ann Museum Director Ronda Faloon

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Catherine Ryan writes-

RE-OPENING THE CAPE ANN MUSEUM with Director RONDA FALOON

Part 3 of 3: From ceramic shards and Lane’s light to more than 1000 prisms

In part 3 of touring the Cape Ann Museum’s recent renovation, Director Ronda Faloon heads upstairs and inspires several portrait shots by Joey Ciaramitaro.

designLAB Architects were tasked with orchestrating four projects for this Cape Ann Museum 2013-14 renovation. The museum required interior repairs and updates for older parts of the building “studs in” such as electrical, plumbing, fire and security systems. There was some necessary upkeep and care of fifty year old surfaces. Underutilized spaces were re-configured. Lastly, the renovation provided an opportunity to reinstall the permanent collection. Prior to this renovation, one of the museum’s last building projects was the Graham Gund master plan, a dramatic facility expansion and redesign begun in 1990 and completed in multi-stages so the museum could remain open.

It’s not easy to temporarily close a Cape Ann mainstay. In order to continue to encourage such a superb experience and repeat visitation, the Cape Ann Museum has continually improved. The museum has been in existence since the 1870s. The various buildings, architects and additions are part of its history and success in sharing the arts and culture of Cape Ann.

When the museum re-opens in August 2014 , as visitors ascend the familiar Graham Gund staircase to the second floor (or elevator—Cape Ann Museum is fully accessible), they’ll encounter a new gallery space custom designed for the massive and rare first order Fresnel Lens, one of 39 remaining in the United States. French physicist Augustine-Jean Fresnel designed these lens in the early 1820s. This one was manufactured in Paris, France, and installed on Thatcher Island in 1861. The lens is remarkable for the science and history and is just one of many objects of notable design in the museum’s collection.

Funding support also tells the story of a museum. This project was successful in raising 5 million for a capital campaign including funding from the Gloucester Community Preservation Act, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Henry Luce Foundation, the Wyeth Foundation for American Art, among others- and most recently the NEA for the upcoming Fitz Henry Lane Online project.

Although we could not pin her down on a new favorite spot to recommend (“Hopeful that folks will find their own!”)

THREE QUESTIONS FOR MUSEUM DIRECTOR RONDA FALOON

Congratulations on the successful capital campaign and major facilities renovation and collection updates! When did you start as Director?

“I worked as the Assistant Director from 2004-06 and was hired for the Director’s position in 2006. I’ve lived on Cape Ann for 25 years.”

How does it feel to be almost opening?

“10 months is a long time to be closed- I look forward to having people in the museum enjoying and enlivening the spaces!  Everyone here on staff has done more than 200% to make this transformation a reality.”

Is there anything you’ll miss from the prior design?

“Change is hard and it was tough to see rooms you loved being disassembled, but now that they have been replaced with something wonderful it’s exciting! We are so grateful to the members, friends, and community for being so very generous and offering such broad support.”

SAVE THE DATES

August 16 – Cape Ann Museum Reopening Gala

August 19- Museum grand reopening to the public

August 20 – Director’s Tour

August 21 – Members’ Reception

August 27 – Curator’s Tour

Cape Ann Museum website: www.capeannmuseum.org

Architect 2013-14 renovation: designLAB

Lighting designer: LAM Assoc

Exhibition consultant: Naomi Chapman

Display cases: Jeff Westlake

Locals businesses: Timberline, Spittle Electric, Hiltz, Clean Pro and many more

For more on the legacy of artists on Cape Ann and how important the Cape Ann Museum is…

LOOK UP this August to see Hopper, Homer, Hassam, Lane and more on billboards across the country. The Art Everywhere US campaign will feature works by American artists on displays, ads and transportation platforms across the country. Popular vote decided which images will go large. Visithttp://arteverywhereus.org/art-gallery to see the 58 works of art that were crowd sourced from high lights of 5 museums. Hopper, Homer, Lane, Hassam, Heade: images by artists with some Massachusetts and/or Cape Ann –and Cape Ann Museum–connections are represented. Edward Hopper’s Nighthawksat the Art Institute of Chicago received the most votes. Look for Homer’s Gloucester image, Breezing Up (A Fair Wind), from the National Gallery (which granted Gloucester permission for the Winslow Homer story moment marker for the Gloucester HarborWalk) and Lane’s Boston Harbor, Sunset, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Several artists have more than one image chosen (Homer, Cassatt, and O’Keefe to name a few).

Community Stuff 7/24/14

WINDHOVER ANNOUNCES “QUARRY DANCE 3”

AT DEEP PIT QUARRY
111 HIGH ST., LANESVILLE, (GLOUCESTER) MA (01930)
ON
FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014 AT 5:30PM
SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2014 AT 11:00AM & 5:30PM

FOLLOWING ON THE SUCCESS OF “QUARRY DANCE 2” IN 2013, WINDHOVER HAS INVITED CHOREOGRAPHER DUSAN TYNEK AND HIS COMPANY TO DEVELOP ANOTHER SITE-SPECIFIC QUARRY DANCE THIS SUMMER AT “DEEP PIT QUARRY” IN LANESVILLE TO BE PERFORMED ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 1 AT 5:30 PM AND SATURDAY, AUGUST 2 AT 11:00 AM AND 5:30PM.  THE PERFORMANCES ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC.  CONTRIBUTIONS ARE WELCOME.

(NOTE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING SEATING, PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION BELOW.)

“DEEP PIT QUARRY” HAS A UNIQUE HISTORY. THIS INTIMATE AND MAGICAL QUARRY WAS OWNED BY THE GREAT AMERICAN SCULPTOR, WALKER HANCOCK, WHOSE HOME AND STUDIO ARE ADJACENT TO IT.  HIS BEST-KNOWN WORK, “ANGEL OF THE RESURRECTION”, CREATED IN 1950-52, IS A WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL PERMANENTLY INSTALLED AT THE PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD STATION.  AFTER HIS DEATH IN 1998, THE QUARRY WAS PASSED ON TO HIS DAUGHTER, DEANIE HANCOCK FRENCH.  SHE HAS GENEROUSLY GIVEN WINDHOVER PERMISSION FOR ITS USE.

FOR QUARRY DANCE 3, THE DUSAN TYNEK DANCERS WILL USE THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE QUARRY— ITS LEDGES, CLIFFS, TERRACES AND WATER —  TO CELEBRATE THIS SPECIAL PLACE. THEY WILL ALSO CREATE DANCES BASED UPON WALKER’S SCULPTURES, WHICH ARE SO FILLED WITH MOVEMENT THEY LITERALLY ‘DANCE’.  AND THEY WILL PAY SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO HIS ROLE AS ONE OF THE ORIGINAL “MONUMENTS MEN”, THAT SMALL GROUP OF MEN WHO VOLUNTEERED TO GO TO EUROPE TO RESCUE THOUSANDS OF PRICELESS WORKS OF ART FROM NAZI DESTRUCTION IN WHAT HAS BEEN CALLED ‘THE REATEST TREASURE HUNT IN HISTORY.’

THIS ENTIRE EVENT WILL COMBINE A CELEBRATION OF THE QUARRIES WITH THE LIFE AND WORK OF ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ARTISTS OF THE 20TH CENTURY!

DURING THIS WEEKEND, FLATROCKS GALLERY AT 77 LANGSFORD ST. , GLOUCESTER,  WILL BE EXHIBITING A SELECTION OF WALKER HANCOCK’S SCULPTURES ON VIEW FROM NOON TO 5:00 PM, THURSDAY-SUNDAY.  THE EXHIBIT WILL RUN FROM JULY 24TH TO AUGUST 24TH.
HARVARD PILGRIM HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION IS THE PRIMARY SPONSOR OF “QUARRY DANCE 3” WITH ADDITIONAL FUNDING PROVIDED BY THE ROCKPORT AND GLOUCESTER CULTURAL COUNCILS.
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“It is a sign of the skill and taste of Czech-born choreographer, Dusan Tynek, that a new dance of his will often recall the work of a great choreographer, a different one each time.” Brian Seibert, NY Times

“Tynek is a talent who seems to be waiting for his big moment; he has a gift for inventing inventive, luscious movement and an instinct for theatrical effect.”  R.Sulcas, NY Times
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NOTE:
SEATING WILL BE ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST- SERVED BASIS.  IN ADDITION, PEOPLE ARE WELCOME TO BRING BLANKETS TO SIT ON, AS WELL AS WATER AND SOFT DRINKS. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT SPACE IS LIMITED.

DUE TO LACK OF AVAILABLE PARKING AT THE QUARRY, PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THESE SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION:

PARKING IS AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:  LANESVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER, 8 VULCAN STREET; OPPOSITE THE COMMUNITY CENTER ON VULCAN STREET; ALONG ONE SIDE OF WASHINGTON STREET; ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH PARKING LOT AT 1123 WASHINGTON STREET.    (NOTE:  ON SATURDAY MORNING THE CHURCH PARKING LOT WILL BE SHARED WITH A RUMMAGE SALE.)

THERE WILL BE A SIX PASSENGER VAN SHUTTLE AVAILABLE FOR $1.00 PERPERSON EACH WAY FOR THOSE WISHING TO BE TRANSPORTED.  THIS SERVICE IS PROVIDED BY SARAH RASMUSSEN AND MARK MILLER FROM “RIDE ON TRANSPORTATION.”  THE SHUTTLE WILL BEGIN ONE HOUR BEFORE EACH PERFORMANCE AND CONCLUDE ONE HOUR AFTER EACH PERFORMANCE.  IT WILL DEPART FROM THE LANESVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER (8 VULCAN STREET) TO THE 111 HIGH STREET QUARRY.  FOR THOSE PARKING AT THE LUTHERAN CHURCH LOT, IT IS A SHORT WALK TO THE COMMUNITY CENTER.  

WE ARE ASKING THAT NO PRIVATE VEHICLES BE USED ON HIGH STREET GOING TO THE QUARRY AT THIS TIME TO ALLOW FOR AN UNIMPEDED FLOW OF TRAFFIC.  IT IS ONE HALF MILE WALK FROM THE PARKING LOT AT THE LANESVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER TO DEEP PIT QUARRY AT 111 HIGH STREET.  WE ENCOURAGE THOSE WHO CAN TO WALK, BUT PLEASE ALLOW SUFFICIENT TIME.

 www.windhover.org


OPEN GARDEN INVITATION for THIS WEEKEND, July 26 and 27, from 9-3
Bobbie Brooks of DISTINCTIVE GARDEN DESIGNS would love to share her gardens
with you, where a 1000 different hybrid daylilies will be blooming! There
are several Formal Display Beds as well as beds where you can choose
daylilies to plant in your gardens.
Bobbie belongs to the American Daylily Society (AHS) and has several hybrid
introductions.
At 11 AM each day, Bobbie will share a short seminar on how to dig, plant,
and divide daylilies.
There are several display beds of mixed perennials and shrubs. A Tapestry
Bed, A Plum/Purple, and A Blue/Yellow Theme Bed as well as a Spring Island
and several daylily seedling beds. Come and enjoy. Pick a weed. Ooh and Aah!
73 Langsford St, Lanesville, Rt 127N
Gloucester Ma
DistinctiveGardenDesigns.com
lilylady@comcast.net

a BB Tapestry plus

 

St. John’s Episcopal Church is now seeking registrations for children and youth ages 9 -16 for their “Godspell, Jr. “  musical theatre camp program which will run the first two weeks in August and culminate in a stage production of Godspell Jr. stories and songs on August 15th – 17th. Campers will receive training in acting, singing, dancing and ensemble performance by professionals. The camp will run daily (Monday – Friday from 9am – 1pm). Fee: $200 (several need based scholarships available)

Registration on-line by contacting Betsy Levick at: betsy@stjohnsgloucester.org or by calling 978-283-1708.

Completed registrations and camp fee is due Sunday, July 27th

Walk-in registrations accepted that day as well.

Auditions (for soloist roles) will be held on Tuesday, July 29th at 9am.

All camp members will participate fully in the ensemble.


Ventriloquist performs at Rockport Farmers Market

There is something funny going on at this Saturday’s Rockport Farmers Market. In addition to fresh produce, fish, baked goods, tea and flowers, there will be a family comedy show featuring ventriloquist and comedian, Al Getler.

“Each week we try to have musical entertainment in addition to the options our venders offer,” said Sarah Kelly the farmers market manager. “It was suggested to provide some family entertainment, so Al is the first.”

Al Getler has been performing for audiences as a ventriloquist/comedian since he was twelve-years-old. Since then he has performed on stages and TV all over the country.

“I started out at birthdays parties. My brother used to drive me around. He thought it was dumb until I flashed the cash I had made,” said Getler.

Eventually Getler found himself being asked to expand his show to larger audiences and venues and was booked to perform in resorts and casinos and also carved a niche with corporate audiences. Along the way, he befriended another ventriloquist working to make a name for himself.

“Jeff Dunham is a good friend and became known as Uncle Jeff to my kids. He would occasionally stay with us as he worked the New York City comedy clubs.”

One story from those days appears in Dunham’s autobiography and was a part of a Biography special on Jeff Dunham’s life, “Jeff Dunham, Birth of a Dummy” that has had many airings.

“Jeff and I had a run in with a comedy club manager. It was long before Jeff created Achmed the Dead Terrorist, so he was still fighting for success and ventriloquism had not made its comeback.”

Getler describes his show as completely family friendly with lots of audience participation.

“At the core, I am a family entertainer. I love seeing both kids and their parents laugh together. In the end, everyone walks away from a live show a bit happier,” said Getler.

In addition to performing, you will see Getler behind his wife’s farmers market booth. Nancy Getler owns and operates whoopie pie and cookie company, ‘Cuz It’s Good. Seewww.cuzitsgood.net.

“Nancy is such a talented baker. I am a bigger man in show business now due to my whoopie pie consumption,” said Getler.

“The Rockport Farmers Market is a fun family atmosphere,” said Kelly. “Area families and visitors to Rockport can purchase everything they need to make several great meals using the freshest of products. And at the same time, everyone enjoys the festive atmosphere,” she said.

The Rockport Farmers Market is held each Saturday from 9:00 AM until 1:00 in Harvey Park at the corner of Broadway and Mt. Pleasant Street. It runs through October 4, 2014.

You can learn more about the farmers market at http://bit.ly/rockportfarmersmarket . To learn more about Al Getler visit www.algetler.com .

Diane Blue joins The Dave Sag’s Blues Party tomorrow night @ The Rhumb Line. 8:30pm to 11:30pm 7.24.2014

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This thursday, let’s welcome back the one and only Octomom of the blues: Ms. Diane Blue. A master of the harp and vocal half pipes, we’re callin’ in a special hazmat team in to deal with the proceedings.
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First, there’s Mr. Pete Henderson, a fine, water-cooled 50 caliber guitarist, to chase away your demons, then adding Mr. Joe Bargar, a relentless air hammer, on keys, and Ms. Kathy Berkley,drummbler, to chop some wood for ya. Of course,I’ll be on base. I haven’t had these cats up here for a long while, and  I’m really quivering with anticipation. It’ll be great night! 8:30 to 11:30 at the Rummie.

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40 Railroad Ave
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
(978) 283-9732

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ This week’s special guest are Julie Dougherty with Woody Woodward. 8-11pm 7.23.2014

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This Week:
Fresh Baked Haddock, $12.95!

Wednesday, July 23th
Special Guest: 
JULIE DOUGHERTY!!

Julie Dougherty has recently released her third CD, The Sweet
Unraveling
.  This disc begins yet another chapter in a full and
rewarding career of writing and performing as one of the finest
divas in New England’s substantial folk/pop arena. With over 30
years as a career singer-songwriter, Julie has well established
herself as a respected and loved performer in the region’s folk
scene. In addition, Julie has enjoyed extensive forays into the
music scenes of Nashville, Texas, and Los Angeles.  Read more
on her website… http://www.juliedougherty.net/


Woody Woodward accompanies Julie this week, and is a veteran working bassist
with 30+ years on stage and in the studio. Beyond his extensive work with Julie,
Woody has performed and recorded with a long list of artists including The Shaw
Brothers
, Tommy MakeemConspiracyTriadCutts RoadThe Fabulous
Clams
 and others. Woody performed in the studio band for the TV series
“Songwriters In The Round”, backing artists such as Chris SmithersNoel Paul
Stookey
Al Kooper and many others. Woody has performed around the US,
Canada, Japan, and Hong Kong.
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Fresh Baked Haddock, $12.95!
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Upcoming…
Fozzie Hill

Allen Estes

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

While There’s No Such Thing as a Bad Beach….

Yesterday, during a miraculous 30 minute session of sitting still at the beach, I fired off this short little post about Beach Pros and Cons….as I was contemplating which beach is “best” for my boys (ummm….and me).

http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2014/07/22/does-size-really-matter/

So, today, I invite you to participate in this little summer poll

 

Please comment with additional answers if you’d like as it is impossible to adequately include all kinds of beach experiences!

 

 

 

You have to come see these works: Illuminating the world’s largest collection of America’s master luminist Fitz Henry Lane

Click for video with Cape Ann Museum Director Ronda Faloon-

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Cat Ryan writes-

RE-OPENING THE CAPE ANN MUSEUM with Director RONDA FALOON

Part 2 of 3: illuminating the world’s largest collection of America’s master luminist Fitz Henry Lane

 

 

In part 2 of touring the Cape Ann Museum, Director Ronda Faloon shares some of the NEW as we follow along with her. GET READY TO SEE THINGS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE.

The Cape Ann Museum’s focus on art and artists is everywhere.

The dramatically redesigned welcome area and exhibition galleries enhance access and connections. There are new windows bringing the outside in. New amenities (welcome desk! coat room! lockers! bathroom!) on the ground floor orient and encourage us to get ready to take a breath, stop and look.

Hundreds of legacy pottery shards with transferred text from the museum’s archives are tucked along four new walls in Diane KW’s new installation, At World’s End- The Story of a Shipwreck.

When the Cape Ann Museum re-opens in August, the world’s largest repository of Gloucester’s very own Fitz Henry Lane collection will be 10x brighter thanks to new installation and lighting design. There’s more to Lane still to be revealed. Thanks to higher resolution images and powerful new media, the museum is producing a state of the art catalogue raissone and research tool, The Complete Works of Fitz Henry Lane, that will glow with close ups, archives, artifacts and stories. Nothing though can take the place of standing close and viewing these beauties in person. As Joey insists, “You have to come see these!”

It’s a GMG mission to make sure everyone understands how amazing this museum is and how fortunate it’s here in Gloucester.

SAVE THE DATES

August 16 – Cape Ann Museum Reopening Gala

August 19- Museum reopens to the public

August 20 – Director’s Tour

August 21 – Members’ Reception

August 27 – Curator’s Tour

 

Cape Ann Museum website: www.capeannmuseum.org

 

More on Diane Chen http://www.dianekw.com/ and here Cape Ann Ceramics Festival’s 2nd ambitious promotion of the medium is coming up August 7 –September 1 www.capeannceramicsfestival.org

Community Stuff 7/22/14

18th Annual Rockport Rotary Club Lobsterfest

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Hi – I think Henry Ferrini will have a good graphic for this listing in the next day or two – but hoping we can begin to get the word out earlier with this listing:  

EVENT: Gloucester Writers Center 6th 10-Minute Playwriting Workshop Staged Readings. This fun event has been drawing crowds for the past few years, as audiences get to watch and provide feedback for these new 10-minute plays in progress (and for the first time, a few 1-minute plays!), all performed by the best of our local actors with food and wine to celebrate!

WHEN: Sunday, July 27, 2014, from 7 – 9pm

WHERE: The Rocky Neck Cultural Center, 6 Wonson St. Rocky Neck, Gloucester, MA

WHO: M. Lynda Robinson’s 6th 10-Minute Play Workshop is presenting the new work of Susan Frey, Carole Frohlich, Jeana Grady, Stacy Randall, M. Lynda Robinson and Charles Steiner.

Actors will include Emily Sinagra, Pauline Miceli, David McCaleb, and June Lewin.

HOW MUCH: Donation suggested at door. No one turned away for lack of funds.

M. Lynda Robinson


Gloucester Police Department Sends Five New Officers to the Police Academy

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After a process that included the Civil Service exam, a rigorous background investigation, physical exam, psychological exam, the Physical Abilities Test, 80 hours of training in Emergency Dispatch, and months of on the job training as Reserve Officers, Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello is proud to announce that..

David D’Angelo, Robert Morrissey, Jared Foote, Michael Cimoszko, and Keith Gaudenzi

…have been selected to attend the West Bolyston Police Academy starting on July 20, 2014 and continuing for the next six months.

During this phase of their careers, they will be considered Student Officers. If they successfully complete the Academy, they will be assigned to  a Field Training Program for 8 weeks, followed by a one year probationary period. At the end of that period, they will be permanent, full-time Gloucester Police Officers.

“I am very excited to have five new student officers entering the Academy. The process for them to get to this point was difficult. and they have shown that they are up to the challenge thus far,” Chief Campanello said. “I have very high expectations for these five. We only want the best candidates in the Gloucester Police Department, and the quality of these five candidates shows that we simply do not settle for second best. I anticipate that they will all excel at the Academy.”

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