Tag Archives: boston

Now That’s A Carousel

I am absolutely in love with this carousel!  Boston’s Rose F. Kennedy Greenway is unbelievable in so many ways and the carousel is the cherry on top!  The 14 different critters…all hailing from the fine state of Massachusetts…are whimsical yet gorgeous all at once.  It is a true piece of art!  How wonderful would it be to have a carousel of this caliber here in Gloucester?

The boys and I took the train into the city yesterday and spent 6.5 hours exploring, laughing, and learning between North Station and Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park.  We walked through the Haymarket Farmer’s Market, past the North End, and along the docks of the Boston Harbor Marina to check out some of the crazy “mega yachts”.  We saw the seals at the New England Aquarium, got some lemon slush, and rode the newish “thrill ride”, CODZILLA (and got wet). The boys played in the splash pad on the Greenway, rode the carousel, and fed the pigeons.  We took a horse-drawn carriage ride through the financial district, had a nice outdoor dinner at Ned Divine’s, and then ice cream at The Berry Twist in Faneuil Hall.

My vision for our day in the city involved going at least as far as The Public Gardens, the Frog Pond, and the Swan Boats….but somehow, in the blink of an eye, it was time to catch the 7:40 train outbound to home.  A true testament to the wonder of the Greenway and surrounding areas is that we were able to spend an entire day there and still wish that we had more time.  Next time.

Read more about the Greenway Carousel here

Read more about the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway here

 

City Mouse, Country Mouse

Other than four years of college in Virginia, I’ve lived on Cape Ann for my entire life….however, I’m also fairly well-traveled.  I’ve traveled in Africa, I’ve been to Central America, I’ve been all over Mexico, to the Caribbean, the West Indies, and throughout the United States and into Canada.  And, for what it’s worth, I’m pretty city savvy.  I spent a lot of time playing in the city in my teens, 20s, and 30s….and photographed inside Fenway Park for several years in a row…heading in and out of Boston each night during home stands. 

So, while I call this post “City Mouse, Country Mouse”…I’m not necessarily either.  However, I sure as all hell played the role of Country Mouse the other night in Boston…and I am NOT happy about it.

I am truly, truly an idiot. 

This is how it went down.

I was meeting a friend in the city…just outside of Faneuil Hall.  I know the area well, but was heading to a particular parking garage that I had never been to.  I took a left onto Broad Street and saw the 75 State Street Garage in the Financial District ahead…a bit ahead, on my right.  The traffic was total clusterf___.  Horns were honking.  Almost in front of the entrance to the lot, a white taxi was stopped, coming from the opposite direction, blocking a good part of my lane so that I couldn’t go forward.  A nice man, on a cell phone, with a pile of money in his hand, appeared in front of my car and helped me navigate my kind of large SUV around the taxi and towards the garage entrance.  He asked if I was parking, asked how long, and asked me for $10.  As I didn’t have a ten….I handed him a $20…with a smile.  He flipped through his pile of cash….as if looking for change….and then said, “just pull on down there (pointing to the garage) for a second and I’ll catch you.”   “No problem,” I said.

I’m not sure why I wasn’t on my A Game during that exact moment in time….but, it only took about 6 seconds for me to realize that effer was off with my $$$ and that I’d clearly not be seeing him or my “change” anytime soon.  I literally sat on the entrance ramp to the garage for probably a minute contemplating how I could have been such an idiot.  Large parking lots never ask for money outside upon arrival. I know that. Everyone knows that. I also replayed my short conversation with the “kind and helpful” gentleman….and couldn’t help but think what a tremendous actor he was.  While I was mad as all heck….I also couldn’t help but give him kudos for standing right there…in the middle of a super crowded busy city street…stealing money in broad daylight.  And doing so with such manners and such a calm demeanor.

Shame on him….shame on me.

You may be happy to know that dinner at Strega in the North End was excellent, drinks at the Sail Loft were just like old times,  and the company of an amazing friend more than made up for the $20 that I was scammed.  My ego, however, is still bruised.

Consider yourselves warned my friends.

Jesse Cook Last Night at the Wilbur!

On a whim, and for no particular event, birthday, or anniversary celebration, I purchased tickets to take my guitar-playing husband, Tom, to hear the mesmerizing, evocative, and GORGEOUS music of Jesse Cook and Company. He loved it and I am a huge fan now, too.  On stage last night, Cook announced that they are returning to Boston this summer to play at Copley Square and I hope to find out more about this upcoming performance.

Cook is thought to be the most influential figure in nuevo flamenco guitar and his music is richly infused by many forms of music from around the world including Egyptian, Armenian, and American jazz and blues.

As they did in this live performance at the Rose Theatre, Jesse and the band came into the audience last night at the Wilbur to perform their second encore.

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USCGC Escanaba Fall 2013 D7 Patrol Video Out Of Boston

USCGC Escanaba Fall 2013 D7 Patrol

Matt Bohannan writes-
We used a few GoPro’s to gather dozens of hours of video over our 6 week patrol sped it up to take 6 minutes! Directed by SN Bohannan, produced by BM3 Humphrey.

Here are other posts on Good Morning Gloucester featuring the USCGC Escanaba-

Cmdr. Edward Westfall of Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba Discusses the towing of the Michael and Kristen

Posted on December 19, 2009 by 

Cmdr. Edward Westfall, the commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba, discusses the towing of disabled Gloucester, Mass.-based lobster boat, Michael and Kristen, Friday, Dec. 18, 2009. The master of the 77-foot lobster boat called for help at about 3:30 …Continue reading →

USCG Pic Of The Cutter Escanaba Tilted Way Over as It Approaches The Michael and Kristen

Posted on December 18, 2009 by 

Thanks to Universal Hub for the link- Here is The USCG website report- BOSTON — The Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba is continuing to tow the Gloucester-based lobster boat that was disabled Wednesday with five people aboard more than 200 miles southeast of …Continue reading →

Grace Marie Being Towed By Coast Guarg 178 Miles

Posted on June 10, 2010 by 

Paul Frontiero photo BOSTON – The Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba is towing the fishing vessel Grace Marie to Provincetown and plans to arrive around 6 p.m., today. The Grace Marie, a 65-foot Gloucester-based fishing vessel, was reported to be adrift … Continue reading →

It’s Been far Too Long-Chickity Check Bowsprite- A New York Harbor Sketchbook

Posted on April 10, 2010 by 

It’s been far too long since I’ve visited buddy Christina’s Bowsprite- A New York Harbor Sketchbook I love her illustrations and stories and I suspect if you dig GMG you will love her blog too. I’ve been encouraging Christina to … Continue reading →

Emailing tweet from: USCGNewEngland (USCGNewEngland)

Posted on December 21, 2009 by 

USCGNewEngland: CG News (#uscg): Dec. 21, 2009: Video – Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba transits through Cape Cod Bay during snowstorm http://ow.ly/16bXZG Original Tweet: http://twitter.com/USCGNewEngland/status/6901604223 Sent via TweetDeck (www.tweetdeck.com) http://www.goodmorninggloucester.com

Boston Casting is Looking for Couples from Boston, Cambridge and the North Shore for a Bank Commercial.

www.FilmCapeAnn.com  Submits-

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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 bostoncastingsubmit@gmail.com ASAP!

We will be in touch if we need to schedule an audition

THANKS!

Showing respect

Since the April 15, 2013 tragedy Rick and I have wanted to go and my our respect.  On Sunday, April 30, 2013 we decided to go down to Boylston Street.  The street was very busy with people also paying their respect and eating and shopping.  Our emotions were very strong, seeing teddy bears, flowers, beautiful poems, shrine, shoes and hats.  Many tears were rolling down my cheeks as well as most visitors.   Kindness and compassion will overcome the evil.

April 28, 2013 a sea of hat April 28, 2013 a sea of yellow ribbons on Boylston April 28, 2013 a shrine of hope April 28, 2013 kind words from such sadness April 28, 2013 Marathon Sports - Copy

Espresso’s to host Benefit for Boston “The One Fund” 6:00 to 9:00 tonight….4.29.2013

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http://espressoitaliangrille.com/entertainment.html

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Benefit for Boston…with John Jerome, Bradley Royds and more….Bring your peeps and have some fun while raising money for Boston

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http://www.reverbnation.com/johnjeromemusic

http://www.bradleyroyds.com/bradley/video.html

Today ~ Manchester By The Sea ~ Boston Strong 4.27.2013 1:00pm to 12:00 midnight

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Join Single Tree Music, The Landing at 7 Central, some amazingly generous musicians, and the always-supportive local business community as we raise money to support the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

While the drama of last week may be behind us, for many victims, there is a very long road to recovery ahead of them.

The Landing at 7 Central has agreed to provide the front Pub all day and also donate 20% of all sales from the pub that day. Additionally, we will have tons of great raffle items and 100% of the proceeds from the raffle will be donated to One Fund Boston.

The day wouldn’t be complete without the support of our local music community and the day will feature 40 minute sets from some very special musicians, including:

Join Single Tree Music, The Landing at 7 Central, some amazingly generous musicians, and the always-supportive local business community as we raise money to support the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

While the drama of last week may be behind us, for many victims, there is a very long road to recovery ahead of them.

The Landing at 7 Central has agreed to provide the front Pub all day and also donate 20% of all sales from the pub that day. Additionally, we will have tons of great raffle items and 100% of the proceeds from the raffle will be donated to One Fund Boston.

The day wouldn’t be complete without the support of our local music community and the day will feature 40 minute sets from some very special musicians, including:

2 to 2:45 – Fia James
3 to 3:45 – Alexandra Valenti
4 to 4:45 – Michael O’Leary with Jen & Bob Strom
5 to 5:45 – The Erstwhiles
6 to 6:45 – Peter Hoare
7 to 7:45 – Bradley Royds
8 to 8:45 – Chelsea Berry
9 to midnight – Pete Lindberg

For more information or to donate an item to our raffle, please email Chris Langathianos at clangathianos@me.com

Thank you to our generous sponsors for their raffle donations:
The Landing at 7 Central
$75 Gift Certificate – Duckworth’s Bistrot
$50 Gift Certificate – Andiamo Restaurant + Bar
$50 Gift Certificate – Shea’s Riverside Restaurant & Bar
3 to 4 night stay in Killington, VT -Mary and Jeremey McElwain
Red Sox Tickets & Parking – Sarah Homan
$25Gift Certificate – The Franklin Cape Ann
Gift Item – Sweetwater & Co.
4 Yards of Mulch – Jeffrey’s Creek Landscaping
Titleist Pro V1 Golf Balls – Patrick Boyd
Premium Meats – Singleton Plumbing & Heating
A pair of Kiel James Patrick earrings and a women’s rope bracelet – Mimi
“In Vino Veritas” wine carafe with a bottle of wine – Mimi
Gift Certificate – Club XCel
Hand Painted Coastal Arts Pottery – Virginia Townsend
Gift Basket – Heather Snider-DePriest
Bottle of Grey Goose Vodka – Linda Doherty
Coach Signature Purse – Laura Jacobi
Facial or Swedish Massage – Tranquility Day Spa
Gift Basket – Susan Gould Coviello
Sailing is Good for You Gift Basket – Memory Layne
Handmade Earrings – Emily Whalen
$25 Duckworth’s Bistrot gift certificate – Brian Sollosy
Starter Bonsai Tree with Maintenance Tools – Steve Bang
Beijo Handbag (value $120) – Amber Ryan
Magnolia Beach Original Photo on Canvas – Kristie Sadler

The Landing @ 7 Central

7 Central Street, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts 01944

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MasterChef Season 4 Open Casting Call – Boston

Why don’t they just save everybody a whole lot of time and aggravation, skip the Open Casting and Sign Sista Felicia to a Multi-Year Deal?

I mean really?

Casey writes-

Hey Joey!

My name is Casey and I am with MasterChef Season 4 on FOX. We are looking our next MasterChef! We will be in Boston on November 3rd for an Open Casting Call and we need your help in getting the word out to local amateur cooks. Please let me know if I can send you flyers or email you our electronic flyer to pass onto your members. We would love to see them at our Casting Call! Thanks for any help!

Casey

BOSTON

Boston Tea Party Museum and Gloucester Built Beaver Photos From Anthony Marks

Hi Joey
Was in South Boston the other day and shot these pictures of the Tea
Party Museum and the Tea Party ship Beaver .
                Anthony

Check Out The Construction Of The Beaver In Web Videos By Clicking Below-

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Boston – Symphony Hall

One of the nice things about Gloucester is that we have the conveniences of living near Boston, but the benefits of a relatively small community.  Just a few days ago, I went to a concert at Symphony Hall. It’s great to have a world-class orchestra practically right down the road!

It was my first time at Symphony Hall, and although the performance itself was fantastic, I was also rather impressed by the venue.  Here are a few photos I took with my iPhone (using the accessory lenses I reviewed earlier, in most cases the Instagram app, and in the first case, a panorama app).

Just before the performance. The message projected on the wall is telling us to turn off all cell phones and electronic devices... and I take photos of the sign with my cell phone...

The Brig Beaver arrives in Boston

Kathy Chapman writes-

Yesterday I had the privilege to ride on the Tea Party Ship Beaver in the parade to its new berth at the Tea Party Ship Museum in Fort Point Channel, Boston. Once in place the masts will be stepped and the rigging will be completed.

It was a perfect day, hundreds of people welcomed us.

What a great accomplishment for master shipwright Leon Poindexter (shown close up) and his crew at the Gloucester Marine Railways. Mr. Poindexter is known for his artistry and has worked on many vessels on the National Register of Historic Places as well as serving as the master shipwright for 20th Century Fox to retrofit the tall ship Rose for the Academy Award Winning motion picture Master and Commander starring Russell Crowe.

Photos © Kathy Chapman 2012

http://www.kathychapman.com

For Kathy Chapman’s incredible slideshow of the morning’s events click on the picture below to view-

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Live Blogging: The Beaver Passing the Northern Avenue Bridge In Boston On Way To The Tea Party Museum Leon Poindexter Looks On Video from Kathy Chapman and photo Michael Avery

In honor of the anniversary of the start of the American Revolution on April 19th, the new Boston Tea Party Ships Museum welcomes the arrival of the historically accurate vessel the Brig Beaver.

She will be returning to the waters where the Boston Tea Party, "the single most important event leading up to the American Revolution" occurred on the night of December 16, 1773.

The Beaver made the voyage from Gloucester where it received complete renovations at the Gloucester Marine Railways.

Photograph © Michael Avery 2012

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