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Burnham’s Field renovation update July 22, 2014

Why is a grown man sliding down the slide of the new “tot” play structure? It’s project manager Steve Winslow with this week’s video update on the renovation of Burnham’s Field in Gloucester, Mass. Interview by John McElhenny of the Friends of Burnham’s Field. http://www.burnhamsfield.org

Calling All Chefs!

I don’t know much about the restaurant business, but I’m guessing that it isn’t common practice to “copy” items from other restaurants’ menus.  That having been said, could someone PLEASE add this to their menu on Cape Ann?

We had an early dinner at the Brant Point Grill at the White Elephant on Nantucket and I could have eaten 10 of these!  So unbelievably delicious!

Creamy Ricotta Cheese, Asparagus, Honeycomb, Almonds, and Quinoa

Creamy Ricotta Cheese, Asparagus, Honeycomb, Almonds, and Quinoa

The White Elephant, Nantucket

 

This Guy!!

 

Meet my hero!  I love this guy!  If you need some work done on your house you’d be crazy to not call Matt Gardner.  Last year I saw a small platform deck on the sweetest little house in Nantucket and I took one distant photo from the end of the home owners’ long driveway.

With that photo and lots of babbling about what I love….and I what I really don’t like, Matt Gardner saw my vision (even when I wasn’t completely sure I could see it) and created what I consider a true work of art!  I am so smitten with our new deck I can’t even stand it!  Not only is he completely skilled, but he was patient, honest and reliable…which made working with him really wonderful.

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For Hire…if you need a fire pit.

A little bit of elbow grease never hurt anyone.  Its about time the boys start pulling some weight around the house for pete’s sake.

Loving our new fire pit!!  A totally fun afternoon project for VERY little $$$!  And…the boys and I were very proud of ourselves…which is a bonus.  Had we been thinking we would have saved this project for Father’s Day….damn.

So good, for real!!

I’m a sucker for ricotta on my pizza…or on anything else for that matter.  We ordered a pizza from Mike’s Place in Gloucester the other night and it was unbelievable.  I’ve been jonesing for some sweet sauce pizza since one of GMG’s podcasts months ago that discussed a theory on favorite pizzas and it was finally my turn to pick the pizza.  So ridiculously yummy…

Melenzane 
Breaded eggplant, caramelized onions, ricotta and mozzarella with Mike’s favorite-sweet pizza sauce

Check out the Mike’s Place full menu

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Submit Your Short Film or Poem for Rockport’s Upcoming Festival!

 

The Red Shed Film FestSUBMIT YOUR FILM FOR THE RED SHED FILM FEST ON ROCKPORT’S MOTIF No.1 DAY Are you a filmmaker? Apply to screen your film at the Red Shed Film Festival on Motif No.1 Day in Rockport! The Red Shed is a micro film festival featuring selected shorts produced on Cape Ann or with Cape Ann as the subject. The history, geography, art, people, city and towns of Cape Ann are all suitable for treatment — anything that conveys the region’s sense of place. The Red Shed Film Festival takes place on Saturday, May 17, 2014 as part of Rockport’s annual Motif No.1 Day festival of the arts. The Guidelines for Entries: Films must come in under 15 minutes and should be produced on, or be about, Cape Ann. Film structure and genre can be fiction or non-fiction, abstract or literal, linear or non-linear – play with your aesthetic tastes.Application does not guarantee screening. As such, a winner in this festival is anyone whose film is chosen to be screened. If your piece is chosen to be screened, you will be contacted based on the information you provide in the application (email or phone probably). Please submit your film at: www.rockportartfestivals.com/motif-1-festival-events/film-festival. For more information please contact granitevisions@gmail.com 978.290.9200 or go to http://www.rockportartfestivals.com

SUBMIT YOUR WORK FOR THE “WORDS BEFORE DINNER LITERARY EVENT” ON ROCKPORT’S MOTIF No.1 DAY! Have you written a poem or essay with Cape Ann as its theme? If so, we’d love to have your submission for the annual Words Before Dinner Literary event, taking place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 17th in downtown Rockport as part of the town’s Motif No. 1 Day festival. Readers will share selections of their own work from poems to brief essays (under 750 words) featuring the beauty, history, industry art and landscape of Cape Ann as inspiration. Please submit your work for consideration to rockportfestivals@gmail.com and plan to join other members of Cape Ann’s literary community for a few Words Before Dinner on May 17th. For more information go to www.rockportartfestivals.com or call 978-546-2861

Help Needed at Larcom Theatre in Beverly

We are looking for people who would like to help at the Larcom Theater for our 2014 Season.  See current shows here.  More will be announced soon.

Ushers get to see the show for free and help others enjoy their show experience!  Ushers assist our patrons in finding their assigned seats and provide playbills to patrons.  The ushers then take a seat in the theatre during the show in order to address any needs that audience members may have.

If you are interested please call Peter or Vickie at 978-525-9093. Larcom

A Cow and a Lobster Walked into a Bar and….

Try as I may, I can’t come up with a good punchline, but I did get an excellent meal out of it!

The Surf and Turf Burger at the Yard House in Lynnfield totally hit the spot during “Mommy and Daddy really need an evening out alone” night on Saturday.   Check out those chunks of lobster!  So good.

maine lobster sautéed in garlic butter, grilled asparagus, swiss and tomato béarnaise with fries

maine lobster sautéed in garlic butter, grilled asparagus, swiss and tomato béarnaise with fries

The Spicy Tuna Roll was pretty unbelievable too.  This photo doesn’t do it justice as we’d already ripped into it a bit, but it was huge and super yummy!

Spicy Tuna Roll: seared rare ahi, avocado, edamame, cucumber with wasabi soy sauce

Spicy Tuna Roll: seared rare ahi, avocado, edamame, cucumber with wasabi soy sauce

The Yard House

Good times, good eats….and the beer isn’t so bad either.

Beer Koozies are so 1990s

I’ve heard a rumor that spring is right around the corner.  I don’t necessarily believe it, but just in case, I thought I might start getting ready.  You know, the same way that you might get ready for a blizzard by fighting the crowds at good ol’ MB and stocking up on necessities.

Spring necessities?” you may ask.

Well, sure.  New flip flops for the whole family, some sunglasses for the boys (because inevitably they loose theirs once or twice each summer), some new planters for the front stoop, new cushions and throw pillows for the outdoor furniture, and a beer holster for my husband.

And, we’re good to go.

Red Envelope Leather Beer Holster.  You can even get it monogrammed so it doesn't get mixed up with your neighbor's beer holster!

Red Envelope Leather Beer Holster. You can even get it monogrammed so it doesn’t get mixed up with your neighbor’s beer holster!

Best received gift that I’ve ever given….that has come out of a box anyway. Yet more reason for my husband to be the envy of the neighborhood. (ha ha)

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Or…you could just keep doing this.  That’s fine too.

Don't be this guy.  Your beer deserves better.

Don’t be this guy. Your beer deserves better.

Ushers Needed at Larcom Theatre in Beverly

We are looking for people who would like to help at the Larcom Theater for our 2014 Season.  See current shows here.  More will be announced soon.

Ushers get to see the show for free and help others enjoy their show experience!  Ushers assist our patrons in finding their assigned seats and provide playbills to patrons.  The ushers then take a seat in the theatre during the show in order to address any needs that audience members may have.

If you are interested please call Peter or Vickie at 978-525-9093. Larcom

Win tickets to see Allen Estes Band & Fabulous Mustangs at Beverly’s Historic Larcom Theatre

Allen_PosterI know.  You think you can wait until the last minute to get tickets for the Allen Estes Band at the Larcom Theatre next Saturday, October 5th.  And even though you know you don’t want to miss this concert because it’s one night only — and because Allen will have a brand new band featuring multi-platinum guitarist David Brown, Fairport Convention founder Dave Mattacks on drums, Matt Leavenworth on fiddle, Steve Burke on keyboards and Wolf Ginandes on Bass. You also want to be the first to hear Allen’s newest music. And when you see Allen Estes singing his Howard Blackburn hit “Not With Ya Hands” on next season’s Wicked Tuna TV premiere, you want to be able to say you danced in the aisles as Allen sang and played that memorable song with his new band in October.

And you want to be able to see South Shore sensation Dave Foley and his Fabulous Mustangs open for Allen (Foley opened for REO Speedwagon at the Melody Tent this summer to rave reviews) because you’ve got no intention of driving to Plymouth any time soon.

But you’ll still wait to get tickets because you think that maybe, just maybe, you can win them.  Well you’re right, but only for another couple of days.  Here’s how:

WIN TICKETS ON FACEBOOK
Like our gimmesound page on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/gimmesound).  Then comment on the HUMP DAY post with the picture of the Allen Estes Band poster in it.  We’ll pick a winner tomorrow morning.

WIN TICKETS FROM NORTH SHORE 104.0
Listen to North Shore 104.9 tomorrow morning.  They will be giving away tickets before noon.

You should also know that, unlike our sold-out April concert at the Larcom Theatre, all of our concerts in this Fall Series have reserved seats.  So if you get your tickets now, you’ll be assured of the best seats.  You can even get a discount subscription with premium seating to all three concerts for only $99.  But those great seats won’t last long, so don’t wait until the last minute.

Chronicle producer’s new book cover is Motif #1

You may know Ted Reinstein from the award-winning TV show Chronicle on Channel 5.

I’ve been a fan for years and  was lucky enough to meet Ted when he produced Chronicle’s feature of Gloucester in 2007 right after Celebrate Gloucester and the opening of Cruiseport.

After covering every corner of New England for 16 years, Ted has made good on his claim, “I have enough stories to fill a book!” Now he’s about to release what National Geographic Traveler has named one of “The Best Travel Books of Spring.”  And look at what’s on the cover!

Ted sent me a pre-release copy of his chapter on Cape Ann, which he aptly titled The Other Cape.  Here’s how it begins:

ReinsteinObviously written from the heart, Ted describes Gloucester as “America’s most authentic, enduring working waterfront.”  The chapter is filled with quotes by–and stories about–local fishermen, artists, photographers and others along with some excellent photos.

This captivating, well-written book isn’t just a travelogue.  It’s a gem that everyone who lives here and cares about this place would want to own.  New England Notebook hasn’t been released yet, but you can pre-order a copy now — right here.

Ted tells me he’s planning to come to The Other Cape to do a reading at some point.  We’ll be sure to let you know when and where as soon as it’s scheduled.  Perhaps you can get your book signed!

Enter a Film in the Motif 1 Day Short Film Festival!!!

The Motif No. 1 Day festival celebrates art across different mediums on May 18th, and this year’s event is jam-packed with activities, which will be highlighted over the next few weeks. First part of the festival we’re highlighting on GMG? The Motif 1 short film festival, a new part of the event this year. The festival organizers are calling for films up to 10 minutes in length with Cape Ann as the subject. Any aspect of Cape Ann — industry, geography, the arts, the people — anything that conveys a sense of place. If you have something you’ve created, or know a filmmaker who is working on a piece on Cape Ann,  please submit a film or spread the word about submissions for screening consideration.  For more info go to www.rockportartfestivals.com. For inspiration check out Emile Doucette’s short film on the Lanesville Parade.RFmotif2013film

Huge Indoor Garage Sale -17 Kondelin Rd. #7 in Gloucester MA-Sat Apr 6th 9-3

It’s time for one of our HUGE indoor garage sales at 17 Kondelin Rd. #7 in Gloucester MA. Saturday April 6th, It will start at 9am and end at 3pm. Sorry, no early birds.

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Getting things organized by Saturday so you can shop with ease and a breeze.

This sale will include

  • antiques
  • jewelry
  • art
  • old books
  • postcards
  • stamps
  • furniture
  • glassware
  • CDs & DVDs
  • tools
  • ephemera
  • and tons more!

www.capeannauction.com

Are you a sculptor? Here’s a great opportunity!

This just in from Mark McDonough (you saw it FIRST on GMG, baby!)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Serenitee Restaurant Group Commissions Three Sculptural Light Fixtures for Next Restaurant

Gloucester, MA  Sept 10, 2012  Calling all North Shore “found art” sculptors. Serenitee Restaurant Group is commissioning a large scale, sculptural light fixture over the bar at its next restaurant in Salem. The new restaurant is on the site of the former Greenland Café on Washington St. in Salem.

sculptural octopus at Latitude 43

This sculptural art piece will serve as a principal focal point much the way the sculptural octopus functions over the sushi area at Latitude 43 in Gloucester.  In addition, unlike the octopus sculpture, it will serve a critical functional and marketing role in the bar area. The primary functions of the piece include the following:

  • Creates stem glass and wine or liquor storage accessible to bartenders
  • General lighting (LED) and visual interest which creates richness and sparkle but no glare
  • Incorporates found objects related to the bar trade and liquor manufacture, past and present
  • Captures the visual variety and richness of the craft of mixology
  • Creates a memorable impression both from within the restaurant as well as from the street
  • Contributes to the brand and overall aesthetic experience in the restaurant

The approximate size of the piece will be roughly 4 to 5 feet high and 2 to 3 feet wide. It will be hung approximately 6’-6” above the floor.

Depending upon cost, two related chandeliers may also be commissioned for the front windows.

Please contact the owner Mark McDonough immediately to discuss the design if you are interested in submitting a proposal. Collaboration between artists with complimentary talents is encouraged but not essential. Proposals are due by Sept 28 and the winner will be announced Oct 1.  The restaurant opens the first week in November. All artists will be given each other’s contact information.

Contact:
Mark McDonough
Owner
northshorerestaurantgroup@gmail.com
Serenitee Restaurant
185 Main St.
Gloucester, MA 01930

Help Please! Headphone Recommendation

Dear GMG Readers,

I am in the midst of adding the background foley to my Black Swallowtail film, which is really fun and I love this aspect of editing, however I am completely frustrated using my husband’s headphones, which are 20 year old relics (at least 20) from his past life as a working musician.

He says I need noise-blocking headphones, which these are definitely not. Even with every window shut tight, along with the several doors leading to my office, these are still ineffectual. It is extremely uncomfortable working in front of a computer in a stuffy room for hours with no ac. If you have a spare moment, please write with your recommendation–and I would love to know why. Thank you.

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