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Sun, 19 May 2013 - 11:00am
FLYNN COHEN AND FRIENDS
at Alchemy Cafe and Bistro - 3 Duncan Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 - Phone: 978.281.3997
Sun, 19 May 2013 - 2:00pm
till 4pm at Corey Tevan Gallery - 60 Bearskin Neck, Rockport, MA 01966 - Phone: 978-546-6660
Sun, 19 May 2013 - 3:00pm
at Captain Carlo's - 27-29 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930 - Phone: 978-283-6342
Sun, 19 May 2013 - 3:00pm
w/ Barbara Alex at Chianti Jazz Lounge - 285 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915 - Phone: 978-921-2233
Sun, 19 May 2013 - 3:00pm
SHARE THE MUSIC - SINGIN' THE FIFTIES
Singin' the Fifties at Gloucester Stage Company - 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 - Phone: 978-281-4433
Sun, 19 May 2013 - 4:00pm
w Friends - Celebrating 150 Years at St. John's Episcopal Church - 48 Middle St., Gloucester, MA - Phone: 978-283-1708
Sun, 19 May 2013 - 5:00pm
at Cape Ann Brewery - 11 Rogers St., Gloucester, MA 01930 - Phone: (978) 282-7399
Sun, 19 May 2013 - 6:00pm
solo acoustic at Giuseppe's Ristorante and Piano Bar - 2 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 - Phone: 978-879-4622
Sun, 19 May 2013 - 6:00pm
Celtic Music Session, 6-9pm. Trad songs 'n tunes with string players Bob & Jennifer Strom. at The Landing at 7 Central - 7 Central Street, Manchester, MA - Phone: 978-526-7494
Sun, 19 May 2013 - 7:30pm
THE NANCY HILDEGARDE JAZZ EXTRAVAGANZA
at Chianti Jazz Lounge - 285 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915 - Phone: 978-921-2233
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On Tuesday, a friend of mine was visiting from New York. He loves good food, so we had planned to head down to one of Gloucester’s fine dining locations on Main Street. We had settled on the Franklin, but when we got down to Main Street, we found out about the broken water main and saw that all the restaurants were closed.
We ended up going down to Rogers Street and trying Latitude 43. I had only been there once before, quite a while ago, and it was the first time for my friend. We were both impressed by the decor as soon as we walked in. The metal sculptures of the octopus, fish, etc., are quite something, as is the mural of the shoreline over the bar!
Our waiter, Zorba Kinigstein, was enthusiastic, friendly, and very knowledgeable about the menu, giving us tantalizing descriptions of how the different dishes are prepared and the different flavors and textures we could expect. My friend ordered the lobster bisque and the pan-seared halibut special; I opted for the clam chowder and the crispy potato sushi roll (tempura asparagus, lettuce, avocado and cream cheese, topped with fried sweet potato and served with a spicy mustard sauce!) which you can see in my photo at the beginning of this post.
Everything was delicious! I’d read a lot about Latitude 43 on GMG before, but I don’t eat out often on my own and usually aim for more inexpensive options to fit my budget. I am glad that circumstances (and my friend’s generosity) led us to eat there!
The Essex Shipbuilding Museum is having a SHIPYARD SALE!! Not your ordinary YARD SALE but a
GIANT YARD AND TOOL SALE to raise funds for the support of the Museum. SATURDAY MAY 18th 8:30–NOON.
More information on this Facebook link…
Susan Kelly submits-
wildflowers from my woodland garden and spring irises
Here are some flowers blooming now in my west gloucester garden. You are welcome to post them. My gardens will be on the Gloucester Garden Tour that we are organizing to benefit the HarborWalk July 13th. I will be sending you much more on that when the GEF plant sale is done.
Thanks so much,
Essex Shipbuilding Museum
What: talk with power point presentation
Title – Essex in the Civil War
Who - Kenneth Lawson
When – Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Time – 7:30 p. m.
Location - Waterline Center, Essex Shipbuilding Museum
66 Main Street,
Essex MA 01929
For information: 978-768-7514 www.essexshipbuildingmuseum.org
Admission - $8 members, $10 nonmembers
As we are in the midst of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, few people realize that Essex built vessels had a small but interesting part in the war. Early in the war, two Essex vessels were captured and used by the Confederates as blockade runners against the Union blockade of southern ports. Essex vessels were attacked at sea and burned by a Confederate raider. Three Essex built vessels were armed and sent after this Confederate raider. Also, an Essex built schooner was captured by the Confederates and used to attack Portland, Maine. An Army colonel with descendants from Gloucester and Essex, Kenneth Lawson has written a 200 page book called Essex Vessels in Times of War. On Tuesday May 28 at 7:30 PM, Colonel Lawson will lecture from his book on the chapter related to Essex and the Civil War. The author will be available to sign books for sale after the meeting. All proceeds from book sales go to the Essex Shipbuilding Museum.
Arrr Little Mateys, Join Us for a Pirate Concert by the Sea
Little pirates, ages 3-6, and their families are invited to join our Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade classes for a free concert on the Eastern Point Day School lawn, just around the corner from Niles Beach in East Gloucester, Monday, May 20, 10:30-11:15.
Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate is coming all the way from Vermont to perform for EPDS and friends. Bring a blanket and a buddy, dress in your best pirate attire and come enjoy the show. We are hosting a hot dog picnic lunch after the performance, and tours will be available for interested families.
Rain means we’ll batten down the hatches and move the performance inside – pirate, hotdogs and all. Rain or shine, join the fun!
To reserve your spot please RSVP before Monday, May 20,
EPDS offers rolling admission for grades Pre-K through 8, curriculum to augment homeschool learning, scholarships and financial aid. We deliver an exceptional opportunity for your child. Come visit!
Gloucester High School Class of 1947 will be celebrating their 66th Reunion at the
Gloucester House on Monday, May 20th at 1 pm. Everyone starting with the class is
welcome, also St. Ann’s High School Class of 1947 is welcome. Pay your own lunch.
Call Virginia McKinnon 978-283-3968 or e-mail email@example.com for Reservations.
WHAT: Ethical Electronics Recycling Drive To Benefit Ocean Alliance
WHERE: Ocean Alliance Headquarters, (Old Tarr and Wonson Paint Manufactory on Rocky Neck) 32 Horton Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, May 18 & 19, 2013, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., both days, RAIN OR SHINE!
WHO: All are welcome!
PLEASE DO BRING: almost anything with a battery or a plug, including: TVs, CRTs, monitors, computers and peripherals, printers, fax machines, scanners, routers, cables, cords, telephones, laptops, keyboards, marine electronics, e-readers like Kindle and Nook, copiers, stereo equipment, speakers, CD & DVD players, iPods, iPads, iPhones, tablets, MP3 players, remotes, VCRs, projectors, still and video cameras, PDAs, radios and radio equipment, tape recorders, answering machines, typewriters, game systems, games, pagers, fans, vacuums, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, heaters, A/Cs, microwave ovens, toasters, blenders, small “dorm-room style” refrigerators, power tools, ink cartridges, toner cartridges, USB media, CDs, DVDs, cassette tapes, 8-track tapes, Zip Disks, video tapes, audio tapes, floppy diskettes, and household batteries.
Filing cabinets and office furniture are okay, too.
Cell phones will accepted at no charge.
PLEASE DON’T BRING: Hazardous Materials Of Any Kind.
COST: $1 per pound. Recycling fees are payable by cash, check, MasterCard or VISA. A share of the net proceeds benefits Ocean Alliance. Discounts may apply; see below.
DISCOUNTS: We will offer discounted recycling fees to Seniors, Teachers, and Ocean Alliance Staff.
WIN AN IPAD MINI: Everyone who recycles 50 or more pounds of materials in conjunction with this event qualifies for a chance to win an iPad Mini!
NOTES: This event is a production of Ethical Electronics RecyclingTM and exceeds the requirements of the Electronic Waste Code of EthicsTM–the highest set of electronics life-cycle standards on the planet. Nothing we collect will be tipped into landfills, incinerated as solid waste, or dumped in the developing world.
QUESTIONS/HEAVY ITEMS/SCHEDULE CONFLICTS: Do you have a question about the event? Do you have an old TV or other item that’s too heavy or awkward for you to lift or transport? Do you have a schedule conflict and need a pickup at your home or business during the week? Just contact Christopher at 617-233-4120, or firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll do our best to accommodate you!
A CONCERT celebrating 150 years on Cape Ann.
4 pm Sunday May 19, 2013 at Saint John’s Episcopal Church, 48 Middle St (Parking 33 Washington), Gloucester MA 01930
Featuring great music of hope and promise. Featuring all parish musicians with friends Music of Britten, Sumsion, Gardiner, Todd, Tindley, Howells and McKie. One of the pieces is the setting of Psalm 107, "They that go down to the sea in ships", which is printed on the Fishermen’s statue. Directed & accompanied by Mark Nelson, Music Director with Frances Conover Fitch, former Music Director This program is free and open. A Gala reception follows. 978.283.1708 stjohnsgloucester.org
Event: 3v3 Youth Basketball League for youth entering grade 6 through youth finishing grade 12
When: PreSeason: Tuesday May 14 – June 18 from 6:30-8:00; Regular Season: Tuesdays June 25 – August 13 from 6:00-8:00
Where: Community Church of East Gloucester, 7 Chapel Street
Registration Fee: $30 prior to May 31; $40 after May 31
Contact Person: Patrick Keeley
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Patrick at 978-283-5527 or email@example.com
Get Ready to SailBot!
Come to Maritime Gloucester tonight to learn more about the International Robotic Sailing Regatta (SailBot2013) scheduled for June 9 -13 in Gloucester Harbor. Andrew Bennett, organizer of this year’s event, will describe the robotic, unmanned sailing boats, the sailing course and rules, and the technical challenges and opportunities associated with building and sailing these boats.
This year’s event, hosted by Olin College and the City of Gloucester, consists of 19 teams – including Gloucester High School and seven other high school teams. Join us (adults and students) for an engaging and entertaining evening.
Call 978-281-0470 for more information.
When: May 16th, 7 pm,
Where: Maritime Gloucester
23 Harbor Loop
Countdown to Opening Day!
We officially open for the season Saturday, May 25th at 10:00. Come on by and say hello. Trod the new floats, check out the new blue and the great new items in the Museum Shop, take a gander at the sea robins, the sea squirts, and the sea stars in the Aquarium.
Where: Maritime Gloucester
23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester
Eating Your Way Back To Health
Rocky Neck Cultural Center
David Calvo submits-
Lately on a personal level, I have been taking another look at my eating habits as they relate to health. Years ago, one of my student had handed me a book called “ The China Study” by Colin Campbell and told me to read it which I never did. Recently, I searched that topic on the Internet to see if there was anything current about it and found that a documentary had been done on the book titled “Forks Without Knives”. Netflix’s stream had it so I watched it several times and the information seem academic, competent and undeniable. “Forks without Knives” is basically about eating your way back to health and reversing certain illnesses on the way. The documentary presents an interesting case with results beyond expectations. Simply stated, your health and dis-ease are related to your diet. Then Netflix, in its logical way, said, if you like this documentary you might like to watch this one as well, so I watched a series of documentaries on nutrition, diet and health. At the end of it all, I sat there quietly with the conclusion that I would be “turning a blind eye” if I ignored what I had learned.
With the information in hand, the task then was how to address my personal diet, turn myself into an experiment, and see how these changes would affect me. Of course, in light of all this, the strong winds of my own personality and habits blew hard and it became a challenge. Like many of us, I was faced with the riddle of personal change. The idea came to mind that others in the area might be interested in the connection between diet and health. I saw people posting on the topic in Facebook and also noticed in my brief conversations with others that they were having similar thoughts too… so an idea occurred to me.
Here is my proposal. If I have piqued your interest in watching “Forks Without Knives”, then start there. In addition, in my research I ran across an interesting Web site: www.Nutritionfacts.org, hosted by a medical doctor named Dr Greger. On that Web site, scroll down until you see the video “Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death” and watch that. If you are a Netflix streamer, after “Forks Without Knives” it will prompt you with a number of other documentaries as well. Research diet and nutrition and educate yourself.
Then, let’s meet as a group and address the topic as a community experiment. It will be a forum for many diverse perspectives. Bring all your thoughts and information including your personal health habits because we can learn from each other. We will meet once a month. Our first meeting will be Tuesday, May 28th at 7:30pm. at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center. I have set up a Facebook page titled “Eating Your Way Back to Health” where you can post your thoughts, or you can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you come to my same conclusions, which to me were undeniable, and are looking to make this kind of personal change with the collective support of others, then join us. All said, I can pass along one simple observation from the steps I have taken, when I wake up in the morning, I wake up earlier and I feel rested.
North Shore Health Project announces it’s Third Annual Community Health Activist Award breakfast
The North Shore Health Project will be holding its Third Annual Community Health Activist Award breakfast on Thursday, May 30 at 7:30AM. The event will be held at the Gloucester House at 63 Rogers Street in Gloucester
For 25 years, the North Shore Health Project has been helping local residents with HIV/AIDS or hepatitis C. We provide case counseling, holistic therapies, peer support, nutritional help, housing assistance, and support groups. This award is given to an individual who has contributed to the health of the North Shore community in a special way. Previous recipients are Sunny Robinson, for her dedication to many local organizations, and Julie LaFontaine, for her work with the Open Door.
This year’s recipient in Congressman John Tierney. He has contributed to the community’s health in several ways. These include his work on national health care reform and his support of local health organizations such as the North Shore Health Project, Gloucester Health Center and Open Door.
Speakers will include former Gloucester Mayor John Bell.
Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets and information can be obtained by calling 978 283-0101 or going to http://www.healthproject.org.
All proceeds from this event will go to the North Shore Health Project. We hope you will join us!
Chickity Check It- the Gloucester Schooner Festival’s Dandy New Blog!
Complete with printable schedules and everything.
It seems that this year they’re taking the promotion of the Schooner Fest seriously and we may get people to step up and take notice of what is one of the greatest events locally in G-Town.
You don’t suppose it had anything to do with the prodding of our month long Pre-Schooner Festival promotion last year do you?
Kudos to The People That Put It On To Be Getting Out Early and Often and With the Great New Website!
Hey Al Bezanson, I think they got the memo!
North Coast Angler Report From Skip Montello
Fishing Report: 5-17-2013
Brad Sudbay with a freshly caught keeper 5/12/13
With warming temperatures finally here, the striper migration continues to build in both size and numbers throughout the greater Cape Ann area and to the north at Plum Island and the Merrimack estuary. The stripers are ranging in size from as small as 10 inches to some over 30 inches. The stripers are hitting just about any type of bait including flies, metals, jigs, soft plastics, swimming plugs and topwater twitch baits. The Little River at the Candy House has been producing stripers throughout the tide cycle, but best at the tide top and drop. The Essex River backwaters are also producing stripers for those who know their way around. There is tons of bait in the area that include herring, peanut bunker, alewife in the backwaters. Some squid and mackerel are also showing up in Gloucester Harbor. And by all reports, the fishing should steadily improve throughout the remainder of the month as lots of positive reports continue to come in from many locations to the south of Cape Ann. Stripers are also showing in good numbers at the mouth of the Merrimack and are also pushing upstream in hot pursuit of herring and shad; I won’t be surprised if they begin to be caught at the Great Stone Dam in Lawrence. Also the shad run is off the charts excellent with more and more fish entering the river; I heard one report of catching as many as 20 fish per hour just below the dam at Lawrence.
If you haven’t already heard, the past week has produced a few fifty plus pound stripers at RI and New Jersey. If you are a FB fan, be sure and "like" the On The Water page for daily fishing posts.
Skip provides Guide Services contact him for a fantastic fishing experience-
I’ve been doing it all wrong apparently.
For maximum effect you gotta bury your face in your partner’s butt. That’s when you know you’re doing it right.
The Fish on Fridays series is a collaboration between Gloucester photographers Kathy Chapman and Marty Luster. Look for various aspects of Gloucester’s centuries-old fishing industry highlighted here on Fridays.
Because of the new quota restrictions, Sal and Joe Sanfilippo (father and son) of the fishing vessel Janaya and Joseph, wait for the best time to go out and fish.
Photos and videos ©Kathy Chapman 2013
What a cool project for these smart kids from Olin College. There will be 19 different teams competing. Sounds like a fun time. They were down at the Maritime Gloucester, I would like to thank Damon for letting me know they were there.
Did a short interview with one of the students.
If you would like more information please follow the sailbot link.
Here we have Joey with treenails sticking out of his ears. Treenails were used in ancient shipbuilding to secure the planks of the boat, and are still used today by builders like Harold Burnham at Burnham Shipyard in Essex on boats like the pinky schooner Ardelle. These treenails are Ardelle passes, which Joey received yesterday at the gallery from Harold, delivered by Len Burgess, giving him passage on the Ardelle.
Last night was the opening of Madfish Grille and a bunch of us artists on Madfish Wharf went down after we closed our galleries to have dinner, courtesy of the generosity of our friend and fellow artist, Alma McLaughlin, who treated us. I’ve been craving some of Jordan’s sushi, and last night ordered the Thunder, which did not disappoint, and even tasted more amazing than I remembered from last year. The others who had sushi were equally pleased. It was the first night the Madfish was open for the season and there were a few hitches. The bar hadn’t yet been fully stocked so a couple of people in our group couldn’t get what they wanted to drink, and there were no lights on coming down Madfish Wharf, giving the appearance that the place was closed once it got dark. Hopefully that will all be rectified before the weekend. The service was great and the place looks beautiful. If you’ve been hankering for some of Jordan’s (or Sang’s – who is back at Madfish this season and is getting hitched in June – sorry all you gals who has crushes), come on down to Madfish and get your fill.
This just in from Bob Hastings of the Gloucester Blues Festival: Hailed by Alternate Roots Magazine as one of the top 20 Boston Bands Right Now, Gracie Curran & the High Falutin’ Band will open the Gloucester Blues Festival on August 10.
This April’s Noise Magazine proclaimed, “Gracie is one of the best blues divas on the local scene.” Bob says she’s likely to join Lydia Warren during her set. It’s the blues. Who knows what will happen. See videos of the rest of this year’s Blues Fest lineup in this post.
Gracie and the band won the 2013 Boston Blues Society’s Blues Challenge and is a Boston favorite. Here’s a video them at Johnny D’s, one of my favorite places to go when I lived in Sommerville in the late ’70s / early ’80s.
“The Angels Share” is the Winner of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize and is playing at the Cape Ann Community Cinema this week.
The sweeping Irish historical epic “The Wind That Shakes The Barley.” The entertaining midlife crisis of “Looking For Eric.” The hard-hitting take on the world’s water woes in “Even The Rain.” Paul Laverty is responsible for writing some of the most intelligent and engaging films of the last decade, a trend that he continues in his latest, the bittersweet but heartwarming comedy from director Ken Loach, the master of social realist cinema. The film is the Cannes Grand Jury Prize-winning “The Angels’ Share” a very likable tale about city outsiders in search of a better life.
Glasgow boy Robbie (newcomer Paul Brannigan), while on community service, makes three friends, all similarly cast-out from society and hard-up to make ends meet. Little does Robbie know how much a drink could change their lives – not cheap booze, mind you, but the finest of malt whiskies. Robbie’s newly-discovered palate and delicate nose lead him and his crew to a strange new world – the Scottish Highlands – and the biggest gamble of their lives when a cask only rumored to exist appears and tempts them with a big way out of their hard-knock lives.
“The story grew out of the frustration with the way that young people are treated and demonized,” Laverty explains. “The chances are that people like Robbie will never find work in their lives – or taste Scotland’s national drink. They’re frustrated and angry and often self-destructive, and it was such a fun challenge to find a balance that would depict that.” To read the entire interview visit NorthShoreMovies.net
Manchester Music Happenings ♪♫♪ Meg Hutchinson Live at The Crowell and John Rockwell and Loose Tongues @ The Landing AT 7 Central.
Meg Hutchinson performing her song “I’d Like To Know” at the OAOMA benefit at Club Passim on October…
Meg Hutchinson performing her song “I’d Like To Know” at the OAOMA benefit at Club Passim on October…
Boston Casting is Looking for Couples from Boston, Cambridge and the North Shore for a Bank Commercial.
Boston Casting is looking for couples from Boston, Cambridge and the North Shore for a bank commercial.
Shoot date is either May 22nd or May 23rd.
If cast, Job Pays $700 for the couple.
Please email your PHONE NUMBER and PHOTOS of you and your significant other
and include the TOWN you live in
to email@example.com ASAP!
We will be in touch if we need to schedule an audition
The art of negative thinking
From the PAINTERS KEY;
May 17, 2013
Dear P F,
Recently, I had the opportunity to look over the shoulders of two painters who were giving demonstrations on the same day. The first was almost deliriously positive and bubbly about his work, his wonderful life as an artist and his prior successes. Enthusiastic throughout, he shouted epiphanies and dispensed “empowerment” like rose petals at a wedding.
The second demonstrator spoke less and, when he did, it was mostly about problems he was having with the work–and other more worrisome ones that lay ahead. A couple of times he got himself into trouble–but he scratched his brain and was able to recover. Guess what–the gloomy malcontent did the better painting. We all applauded when he held it up. There were whistles. He didn’t even smile.
This understanding has now been backed up in a new book by former Indiana and Texas Tech college basketball coach Bob Knight, aided by Bob Hammel: The Power of Negative Thinking: An Unconventional Approach to Achieving Positive Results.
“Superiority and success doesn’t favor good effort or self-esteem,” says Knight, “and it definitely doesn’t hand out trophies for participation. The mentally precise and physically fit win, while the mediocre and obtuse take solace in hopeful cliches.”
Bob and Bob have come to the conclusion that if you’re perennially upbeat you’re just setting yourself up for defeat. The positive thinker, they think, has a chronic “no danger ahead” disorder. He’s so busy believing in himself that he’s blindsided by oncoming problems and his own shortcomings.
Success, it seems, favours rigorous self-criticism. Here are some other interesting items I gleaned from the book:
Never gloat. Don’t talk too much. Don’t seek praise. Failure is endemic. Success is being hard to please. Be intolerant of failure. The easiest person to fool is yourself. Know your weaknesses. Be tough. Never let scanty positives override glaring negatives. Don’t be a good loser. Don’t satisfy yourself by just knowing you can do it. Do it. And by the way, keep
God out of your equations:
“So when I hear a guy after a game-winning home run say or gesture that God was on his side,” says Bob Knight, “I think to myself, ‘He’s saying God screwed the pitcher.’ “
PS: Positive wish: “The sun will come out tomorrow.” Negative reality: “Yeah, and it will flash brand-new daylight on the same old mess unless something is done to clean it up.” (Bob Knight)
There are several more performances this weekend: 7:30PM today and Saturday, and 2PM Saturday and Sunday. More information and tickets available here.
Here’s a slideshow: