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If you’ve never been by Geno’s dory shop I highly recommend it. A nice sunny Saturday morning would be a great time to visit.
A new year is upon us and Spring is right around the corner. What a great opportunity to pitch in, and be a part of “living history” with the Gloucester International Dory Racing Committee. Recreational rowers, competitive rowers, and fans of dory racing can make a difference this year with memberships and volunteer work that benefit the entire community of Cape Ann . Attached are your membership forms and schedule of events for 2013. Please send us your forms right away and save the Committee the price of a stamp! Mailers will be going out in a couple weeks so act now and we will see you on the water.
For more info-http://www.internationaldories.com/index.html
I slipped in the muddy flat and covered my entire leg with sludge. Got eaten alive by mosquitoes.
But it was worth it for this.
Erik Dombrowski writes-
We will be meeting this Sunday, May 20th at 9:30 AM at Eastern Ave. Self Storage to launch the freshly fixed and painted Race Dories in preparation for the upcoming eliminations. Anyone who has a trailer available is asked to bring it along. 4 race dories will be launched and 2 practice dories will be pulled that morning, but with a little help it should only take an hour or two. Please respond if you can help and if you have a trailer available.
And, a big thank you to all who supported our 60th Anniversary fund raiser last weekend. Many bought tickets making the night a success. And some even came and enjoyed the festivities.
Lastly, a reminder that this Saturday is the Essex River Race. Anyone looking to use a dory should email the board for approval before taking one from the town landing. And, eliminations are June 9th so get a partner and get rowing!
See you Sunday,
Thank you volunteers!
Thanks to an overwhelming turn out last Saturday, we have sanded and prepped both the race dories and practice dories. Now we are ready to launch the 2 practice dories to help alleviate early morning waiting at the dock. We are looking for some volunteers this Saturday, April 7th to help with the launch. We will meet at Eastern Ave Self Storage at 8:30 AM to help load up (if you have a trailer hitch or an empty trailer we really need your help!). Then we will launch at the High School landing shortly after. We need a few volunteers to bring their oars, seats, etc. to row the boats over to the docks as well. All should be done by 10AM with many hands doing light work.
Please let me know if you can tow or row.
Cape Ann Artisans
2012 Spring Open Studio Tour
On Cape Ann in Gloucester and Rockport, Massachusetts.
Cape Ann is home to a thriving arts community, one of the oldest in the country. For twenty-nine years Cape Ann Artisans has been inviting the public to visit their studios during their Open studio weekends. This year’s spring tour will be held June 23rd and 24th from 10 am to 5 pm each day.
Brochures with route maps will be available at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, the Rockport Information Booth on Rte 127 and at each of the artisan locations. A bright magenta Studio Tour banner marks each location.
Bring friends and family to visit the studios and meet the 21 Cape Ann Artisans. Make a day of it! Enjoy the extraordinary beauty of our coastline and sample our local seafood.
Come find out why Gloucester was named 3rd in Top 25 Arts Destinations for cities under 100,000 by American Style Magazine
June 23-24 from10am to 5pm daily
The self-guided tour along the scenic coastline of Gloucester and Rockport presents a unique opportunity to meet 21 professional artists and see their work in the setting in which it was created. The work represented includes: pottery, painting, sculpture, photography, mosaics, jewelry, hand made glass beads, and weaving. Several of the artists will be demonstrating their working process during the tours.
Our website has more information, a map, a copy of the 2012 brochure and a list of participating artists and examples of their work. www.capeannartisans.com
Please share this email with anyone that might be interested in joining us!
About the CAA
The members of Cape Ann Artisans, while diverse in our art and expression, share a common sense of place on Cape Ann. Whether we were born and raised in the area, left and returned from other places, or found Cape Ann later in life, we draw our aesthetics and our inspiration directly from the color, light, and vistas of our environment.
International Dory Racing Committee Reminder From Erik Dombrowski
Cape Ann Military Support Group
The Cape Ann Military Support Group is "Springing" into action with a special event on Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m. at the Frank Ritvo Veterans Center, 12 Emerson Ave. Gloucester.
Cape Ann resident, Teresa Tocantins will present a new program called "Yoga Warriors" for all Veterans and their families.
Most people have heard about the benefits of Yoga, but a recent study conducted on our Iraq troops has shown that special yoga methods can reduce PSTD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
The new "Yoga Warrior Method" is a pro-active way of managing combat stress and improving the focus of our returning troops who may be trying to manage the more silent wounds of battle. Ms. Tocantins will discus how sleep habits, irritability, concentration, anger management, and intrusive thoughts of images, loneliness, self blame and sadness have been improved. It is a way for our troops as well as stressed family members of returning troops to find healing in relaxing.
We are fortunate that Ms. Tocantins has chosen to make this program available here on Cape Ann. Let’s all spring together and welcome all our Vet’s from all wars home to such a great program.
Cape Ann Military Support Group
From the Bruins Website:
The Boston Bruins organization is proud to announce the 2012 recipients of the Boston Bruins Ice Hockey Sportsmanship Medal. These student-athletes were selected for best exemplifying a commitment to the ideals of sportsmanship throughout the season. These young men and women demonstrated a tremendous commitment to teamwork and exhibited respect both on and off the ice. For 10 years, the MIAA (Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association) and the Boston Bruins have partnered to honor one worthy student-athlete from every boys and girls ice hockey league statewide. Boston Bruins Hall of Famer and hockey legend John Bucyk will present each of these deserving athletes with their awards.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 27 during the second intermission of the Bruins/Lightning game beginning at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114 (on the Bruins bench)
BRUINS PARTICIPATING: Hall of Famer and hockey legend John Bucyk
From the Rockport High School Website:
RHS junior Kyle Edmonds was named by the Commonwealth Athletic Conference the winner of the 2012 Boston Bruins – MIAA Sportsmanship Award winner! Congratulations Kyle. The award is given annually to one individual from each league who best exemplifies the highest standards of fair play and sportsmanship in high school ice hockey. Kyle will be presented his award on the ice on Tuesday, March 27th at the TD Garden during the 2nd intermission of the Boston Bruins game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Congratulations Kyle we are all very proud of you!
From the MIAA Website:
2012 BOSTON BRUINS-MIAA ICE HOCKEY SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD WINNERS
For the tenth consecutive year, the MIAA and Boston Bruins have partnered to honor a student-athlete from every boys and girls high school ice hockey league in the state for best exemplifying a commitment to the ideals of sportsmanship throughout the season. These student-athletes were selected by representatives of their league according to the following award criteria:
· An exemplary record of complying, both in spirit and letter, with all league and MIAA rules and regulations during the season.
· A demonstrated record of respectfully accepting the rulings of game officials during the season.
· A record of conduct, on and off the ice that brings honor to self, team, school, and community.
· An exhibited commitment to teamwork by providing all members with recognition of their talents, an opportunity to contribute them to the team, and a spirit of camaraderie.
· A demonstrated respect for opponents before, during, and after games.
These student-athletes were honored on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at the TD Garden during the second intermission of the Boston Bruins game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Kyle Edmonds (Gloucester, MA)
Rockport High School
Commonwealth Athletic Conference
A junior defenseman, Kyle served as a captain on the Rockport team that advanced to the semi-finals in the MIAA Division 3 North Tournament this season. Rockport Head Coach Derek Papalegis says, “He is adisciplined player. That’s why we put the ‘A’ on his jersey. He’s not a vocal leader but he leads by example. The way he plays is the right way, he always gives 110% and he does the little things. He makes smart passes, he will give up his body to make a play. You don’t necessarily have to be vocal to be an on ice leader, he does it by doing the right things.”
Woot! Kyle’s a great young man! Congrats!
Here’s Kyle with Joey Ciolino in the International Dories-
Bailing out the practice dories-
As a member of the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center (Maritime Gloucester) you can take this dory out for a row. There’s no better way to see Gloucester Harbor than on a dory. Just one of the many perks of membership.
Erik Dombrowski writes-
Ladies and Gentlemen:
US Elimination races are only 2 weeks away! Still looking for women and junior crews to participate, so dust off your oars, find a partner and get in the dories! New race dories are in the water and will be at the town landing next week to be rowed, fit your gear, etc.
Let the season begin.
Schedule of Events for June Races
Friday, June 3rd, 6 pm – US Elimination Race Sign-up
At: St. Peter’s Square
*All committee members are welcome to participate.
Saturday, June 4th, 8:30 am – US Elimination Dory Races
At: Niles Beach, East Gloucester
*Open to the public.
Monday, June 6th, 6 pm – US final Eliminations
At: Niles Beach, East Gloucester
*Open to the public.
Note: Please be courteous and respectful to our neighbors here at the town landing and do not leave any lines on the dock, take care coming and going as not to damage their boats, and do not leave any trash or other items on the dock or in the dories.
Your International Dory Committee’s Board of Directors
for more info check out the International Dory website- http://www.internationaldories.com/index.html
The new dories have been launched! To get involved for a ridiculously little amount of money and have access to use these all summer log get in touch with the great folks at the International Dory Organization- http://www.internationaldories.com/index.html
Geno Mondello finished the dories and they were launched yesterday!
Membership is $60 for 1 year, and runs January to January. Membership includes use of committee dories, loaner equipment, and race and committee event invitations. To become a member, download the membership form here.
Thanks To Laurel and Jimmy T For Getting Us The Photos-
The Dorys don’t just maintain themselves. It takes a group effort to keep these boats in racing shape. The email was sent out last week to all the members of the International Dory Race organization and I’m sure when they sent out the invitation to join in and sand, powerwash and paint the dorys that no one imagined that it was going to be under 32 degrees at the end of March. But that’s what mother nature dealt.
I remember that morning wondering if they were going to cancel and reschedule but as you can see from the following photos- the work took place. Those who showed up should be applauded for their efforts! Photos and captions from Laurel Tarantino-
Nice Stern Gina!- Gina Lampassi
Marge Robertson & Patti Page
Joe Novello & Keith Palazzola, Volunteering isn’t all work! It’s smiles and friendly bantering.
Bottoms Up! Leo LaRosa on Roller, Jeff Muise on Cutting
Ray D’Amico caught Working!
Erik Dombrowski sands the bottom
Laurel added in a new email-
We only got the bottoms painted on Saturday, as the temperatures were too low for anything other than that. Boats are all sanded and ready for “Dory Buff” which we hope to slap on tomorrow. Hopefully we’ll get it done, because we want to launch them asap.
and another Report From Jimmy-
Once again we were pleasantly surprised by the strong showing on Boat Prep Day. Unfortunately, it was too damn cold to paint the boats! So…. we’re going to do that *tomorrow at 4 p.m.* Anyone who can spare an hour or two, we’ll be at the Eastern Avenue Storge facility from 4 to 6 p.m.. *Come on down and lend a hand.*
All the hard work got done, thanks to Erik Dombrowski and Damon Cummings bringing all the tools and supplies we got all the boats scraped, sanded and bottom painted. Now all we have to do is slap a little paint/linseed oil on the decks and roll the buff on the outsides. Should have it done tomorrow and ready to launch this weekend!
Thank you all! Joe Novello, Kieth Pallazola, Marge Robertson, Laurel Tarantino, Patti Page, Leo LaRosa, Jeff Muise, Gina Lampassi, Nancy Dudley, Mike Harmon and Ray D’Amico. Forgive me if I left anyone out. All the elbow grease and good MoJo is appreciated.