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Mother of Grace Club Celebration

From Catherine Fontana (see her interview with Joey here):
You are cordially invited to attend our annual feast in honor of Mother of Grace, Sept. 6-8. All events will be held at 48 Washington St. unless otherwise stated.

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Schedule of events:

Sept. 6th (Friday): 6:30-930PM Italian music

Sept. 7th (Saturday): 7-10PM Jim Geary and Band

Sept. 8th (Sunday):

  • 8AM High Mass at St. Ann’s Church
  • 2:30PM Benediction service at the Club (48 Washington St.) followed by the annual procession and a band concert
  • 8:45PM Closing of the feast with a candlelight procession

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- Matthew Green

Festa Italiana at Holy Family Parish

An evening of festivity Italian style

Dinner & a show featuring the sounds of legendary artists
Barry Mooney and friends

Saturday, October 27 in the Parish Hall of St. Ann’s Church
(Holy Family Parish) – parking next to St. Ann School at the corner of Pleasant and Prospect streets

Menu:
Dipping oil with Virgilio’s bread
Eggplan Parmesan
Lasagna
Ziti & Meatballs
Mudiga Chicken (breaded chicken cutlets)
Salad, Rolls & Butter
Italian desserts – Coffee, Tea

Open to all – Tickets cost $20
Proceeds support Holy Family Parish

Lunch at La Trattoria

Isn’t that just one of the prettiest things you’ve ever seen?

A couple of weeks ago, I stopped to read the menu at La Trattoria as I walked down Main Street in Gloucester.  A customer who was on her way in, took the time to stop and tell me how good the food is!  So when a friend of mine came to visit the other day, I took him to La Trattoria for lunch to check it out.  We had bruschetta and shrimp scampi for our appetizers, and chicken soup for the main course.  We chased that down with tiramisu and gelato with limoncello.  My friend also had a cappuccino, pictured above.

To conclude: The food was delicious, the servings were generous but not overwhelming, and the service was friendly and attentive.  The restaurant’s design and ambience was classy and comfortable.  So, I am glad that that customer I met on the sidewalk sang this place’s praises!  She spoke truly.  If you like good Italian food, give La Trattoria a try!  It’s at 64 Main Street in Gloucester.  I am looking forward to trying their pizza…

Movie – “Gomorrah”

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THE CAPE ANN COMMUNITY CINEMA
(at Gloucester Stage)
267 East Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
978/282-1988

SHOWTIMES: Thursday, 4/23 @ 7:15pm; Friday, 4/24 @ 7:15pm & 9:30pm; Saturday 4/25 @ 7:15pm & 9:30pm; Sunday 4/26 @ 7:15pm

Director Matteo Garrone’s epic, mesmerizing tour-de-force about Naples’ infamous Camorra was a critical sensation at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Grand Prize. A sweeping drama with documentary-like realism, the film explores the mafia’s vice-like hold on all aspects of life in the regions of Naples and Caserta. In Italian with English subtitles.

“The film is a curative for the romanticism of ‘The Godfather’ and ‘Scarface’.” -Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“It’s ugly. It’s powerful. But it’s hard to look away. ” -Stephen Rea, Philadephia Inquirer

“Don’t look for resolution, romanticism, or comic relief in this underworld tour, shot 
 with a fast, you-are-there look and no pity; you won’t find picaresque goodfellas or Sopranos-style ziti eaters here. Instead, there’s the power of damning truth.” -Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly