We had such a fantastic time in downtown Rockport today. The Rockport HarvestFest is such a great way to spend an autumn day….for so many different reasons.
We totally got our Norman Rockwell on…. Quintessential New England.
Cape Ann Brewing Company is hosting fundraiser for Cape Ann Animal Aid as part of the Restaurants to the Rescue Fundraising Series on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. 10% of all sales between 5pm-9pm will be donated to Cape Ann Animal Aid. The event will also feature a 50/50 raffle and a chance to win other great prizes. For more information or to make a reservation, call 978-282-7399.
Breaking News: The Lobster Pool Restaurant HAS BEEN SOLD and is Only Open for Two More Weekends with Myalisa and Company
The Lobster Pool is open for lunch and for dinner Friday and Saturday 11:30 to 8pm and Sunday 11:30 to 7pm. Their last day is October 26th.
Call (978) 546-7808 for more information.
Reminder: the Lobster Pool is BYOB.
Pale amber sunlight falls across
The reddening October trees….
Are we not better and at home
In dreamful Autumn, we who deem
No harvest joy is worth a dream?
A little while and night shall come,
A little while, then, let us dream…
~Ernest Dowson, “Autumnal”
Today 45 family and friends of the late Barbara Reynolds are walking along side Barbara’s beautiful family in The North Shore Walk To Defeat ALS in Hamilton MA.
My dear friend Tanya Reynolds Frost, daughter of Barbara Reynolds has spent the past two months organizing a team in her mother’s memory to raise money and awareness for ALS. Barbara lost her battle against ALS last month on September 4, 2014. To make a donation to the ALS Foundation in Barbara Reynolds name, Click on the link below and donate under the team name “Barbara’s Brigade.”
Well, it ain’t no Rolling Rally Parade, but I’ll take it.
On exactly October 30th, 2004 and October 30th, 2007 I was inside Fenway Park boarding a Duck Boat with the Red Sox ownership to ride in the Rolling Rally World Series Parades. Two of my craziest days ever.
So, while that won’t be happening this October 30th….at least something fun will be!
The Red Sox have been finding more and more ways to keep Fenway Park fan friendly and to open its gates in lots of new and exciting ways. Picnics in the Park, chances to run the bases, Frozen Fenway, ice skating open to the public, the Monster Sled sledding course, concerts…and much, much more!
This year they are also hosting Trick or Treating on the warming track and a viewing of Ghost Busters on the big screen. All for free! While you don’t have to buy tickets….you do need to reserve them.
Krissy Sunflower submits-
Krissy and Lindsay are travelers, entrepreneurs and adventurers with a case of wanderlust and a passion for giving back to the world and the magical places they visit.
With their travels and companies, they have created ways to live lives of adventure as well as provide sustainable solutions to some of the basic needs of those in poverty; food, water, jobs and education.
They have been working with Mexican craftspeople just south of the border, 90 minutes from their homes in San Diego, bringing back the beautiful handmade goods to sell on their online marketplace. They then donate back to organizations in the community where the items are from, providing jobs, scholarships and meals to those in need.
It is their goal to continue to spread these solutions and possibilities around the world, while they backpack through Europe and Southeast Asia, October through December.
Although all of their travel expenses have already been funded with personal savings– the key to reaching their goals depends on your generosity and support. Their aggressive crowdfunding campaign through Kickstarter will help to
expand their business model, giving back and create sustainable solutions through targeted microloans, along with purchasing and shipping goods back to the US.
Join the movement:
Harvest Party in Magnolia, Sunday, October 26
On Sunday, October 26, Union Congregational Church in Magnolia is hosting a Harvest Party at the church from 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. The event is free for all ages, and will be especially family-friendly, with music, games, lunch, face painting, and other activities. The church is at 3 Norman Ave. in Magnolia; you can also learn more at www.uccmagnolia.org or by calling the church at 978.525.3346.
Four Artists Featured in New Exhibition at the Cultural Center Gallery
Gloucester, MA—Four artists with strong bodies of work that display personal themes and expression that show through their different media, come together for an exhibition that lives up to the name, “Dimensions” from Oct. 30 to Nov 23, 2014, Thursday-Sunday, 12:00-4:00 PM. at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson St, Gloucester, MA. The four artists, Christy Park, Delphine Zohn, Rosella Sagall, and Rochell Zohn are all exhibiting Massachusetts artists.
Christy Park’s work for this show is of large abstracted animals. These are images that she has returned to throughout her career. She says of the pieces, “They seem to be totemic, almost dreamlike and seem to follow me. They have surfaced throughout my career, even when I lived and worked in New York City.”
Delphine Zohn is an expressionist painter. Her basic subject is the human form and face. She is well known for portraiture and is often working on commissions for portraits. However, various other themes weave through her work and like most painters she find inspiration for paintings in many varied places.
Several pieces by Rosella Sagall in this show are a departure from her usual work. These are large drawings of colonial women that began with an idea about depicting the 13 women who were later hanged in Salem. She wanted to draw large images and was at the same time thinking about the “trials” from Salem Village. These are side by side with much smaller tighter drawings.
Rochelle Zohn is a fiber artist. Some of her pieces were created in response to her son’s struggle with cancer. The beauty and color of these works, made from vintage kimono pieces, belie the somberness of the theme. More playful in nature are structures made from coffee filters and newspaper.
Four Artists Four Media: One Exhibition
The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
October 30 – November 23, 2014, Thursday-Sunday, 12:00-4:00 PM
Public Reception Saturday, November 1, 4:00 – 6:00 PM
I’ve been reading the Good Morning Gloucester blog near since it began. It was a pleasure meeting you. I have been visiting Gloucester once a year for most years and sitting on the rocks on the Backshore in the morning is my favorite place to be in the world. The other spots I love are Rafe’s Chasm, Cressy’s half moon beach, sitting on the dogbar and to go to the Sea Rocks. Every Glosta person I met was friendly, hospitable and interesting. Can’t wait to come again next year:) Here’s a few of the pics I took.
Jeanne Michela from Schenectady, NY
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