Tag Archives: Lanesville

Flatrocks Gallery – a Little Out of the Way but Well Worth the Trip

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The opening of Translucence at Flatrocks Gallery Friday night was extremely well attended, but not at all surprising for such an excellent show and gallery space.  For us on this side of Cape Ann, it may seem a little out of the way, but it is well worth the trip over to Lanesville to see it.  Gloucester’s art scene is just killing it!

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Community Photos 7/30/13

Joey,

Five photos from Saturday’s Quarry Dance at Valley Pit Quarry in Lanesville.

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Michael Lafferty submits-

Here are some images of the Windhover production of ‘Quarry Dance II’ performed at Valley Pit Quarry by the Dusan Tynek Dance Theatre on Saturday.

 

Video- Fred Bodin’s Ride To Work In the Snow

Fred writes-

This morning I commuted to work on the bus. The newly fallen snow was beautiful. My camera was in the backpack, so I filmed the ride from Folly Cove to Downtown Gloucester, including Lanesville, Annisquam, Bay View, Riverdale, and the City. Enjoy! — at Gloucester, Massachusetts.

In addition you can follow Fred along on Facebook here-

https://www.facebook.com/BodinHistoricPhoto

Nancy Shaw From Lanesville Submits Some Storm Photos and a Deer Hanging From a Tree

Hi Joey!

For some strange reason I receive my Good Morning Gloucester Blog in the evening!  So for me it is a Good Night Gloucester every night before I go to bed.  Thank you for your informative and interesting blog. 

Here are a few pics that I took yesterday in the Northeaster Storm.  Also there is one of a deer hanging in a tree on Rt. 127 going towards Annisquam that I thought was rather different as it is out in public for all to see.  My son who has the award winning Hunter Angler Gardner Cook blog (honest-food.net/blog1/) said it is a spike deer and very good eating.  Although he thought hanging it in the front yard was rather brazen!

Happy New Year!

Nancy Shaw from Lanesville

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North Gloucester’s Lanesville Neighborhood Is Home To A New Retail Business- Celia’s Flower Studio

Celia’s Flower Studio, owned and operated by Lanesville native Celia Gibson, is now open at 77 Langsford St. (Route 127). Celia’s offers a full line of retail floral services, including weddings, private parties, funerals, daily deliveries, corporate events, and custom container garden designs and installations.

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Along with specializing in wedding design, Celia’s will carry a variety of cut flowers and plants including tropical flowers native to Hawaii. Celia’s also offers a bouquet bar where customers can build their own bouquets.

Over the last decade Celia has worked at garden centers and florists in Manhattan, Hilo Hawaii, and throughout Boston’s North Shore. "My energy and my innovative spin on the business are my greatest assets," she says. "I want to improve the communication process of shopping for flowers, working with my customers as well as for them."  

Celia’s will be open Tuesday through Friday 9-5 and Saturdays 10-3 or by appointment.

Celia’s Flower Studio 77 Langsford St. Gloucester. 978-879-4490

www.celiasflowerstudio.com, Follow us on Facebook @ Celia’s Flower Studio

Not one but TWO Lanesville Gallery Openings on Saturday.

Have you heard? Flatrocks Gallery in Lanesville is opening a show in their beautiful new gallery this Saturday from 5 to 7 pm.

Also, Elizabeth Enfield has an really interesting exhibit opening this weekend at her gallery just down the road from Flatrocks, across the street from the Lanesville Post Office. The exhibit is called 50/50 and here’s a bit more about it from Elizabeth:

There will be an exhibition of my father’s work, over 50 framed photographs, displayed in my gallery at 1095 Washington Street in Lanesville, about 3 miles from downtown Rockport. He was an architectural designer of furniture, lighting and interiors. There will also be renderings, drawings and blueprints to look through.  About 10 actual pieces of his work will be displayed, tables, desk, chairs and a pair of etageres. …This auspicious event will continue through the month of August: Friday, Saturday and Sunday and by appointment other times. Tel: 786-282-2434

 

Community Stuff Monday

Lanesville Site is one of Edward Hopper’s 90 Gloucester works and continues to inspire contemporary artists

For Lanesville Save the Shack –see posting from GMG Lane’s Cove Fish Shack Restoration Auction Harbor Loop

Gloucester Maritime, Saturday April 21, 2012, 1-4PM– The Fishing Shack is an Edward Hopper site.

Here’s a reminder for folks of another reason to connect with the cause, the rich history, and scenic spot. By the late 19th and early 20thcentury, Lanesville was one of the many popular Gloucester spots for artists. It was affordable. It had breathtaking views and light. It had regular trolley service.

Edward Hopper came many times to Gloucester . He came in 1912 with his friend and fellow artist, Leon Kroll. (Kroll would spend over 50 summers in Gloucester , eventually buying a home in the 1940s in the Folly cove neighborhood.) Hopper returned to Gloucester in 1923 for the hoopla surrounding Gloucester ’s tercentenary, and back again several other summers. There are more than 90 Edward Hopper Gloucester images, many of them Downtown.

Barbara Jobe, the organizer for the auction for Save the Shack, and a member of the Building Committee for the Lanes Cove Fish Shack, says the “local artists have been fantastic. They’ve contributed wonderful works of art fro the auction, because they understand the historical significance and the beauty of the fish shack, and the area. It has given to them, and they want to return the gift.”

Here is how Edward Hopper showed Lanes cove in 1923, and contemporary photo and their links.

Image: Edward Hopper, Shacks, Lanesville, 1923, watercolor, Canton Museum of Art, Canton , OH , from the James C. and Barbara J. Koppe collection.

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WE MAKE SUMMER COUNT!

Welcome to North Shore Summer School – the area’s new summer learning opportunity for teens in our region!

North Shore Summer School offers a wide range of high quality, engaging, academic and enrichment courses for middle and high school students over six weeks in the summer.  Representatives from 12 school systems across the North Shore helped plan this program as an alternative to the traditional ”summer school” model.  Some courses are designed to cover a year’s worth of academic content and some are designed to cover a semester’s worth of content. There are also writing workshops, career exploration labs, and tutoring and test prep services.  North Shore Summer School serves students who want to improve specific skills or study habits, reinforce areas of study already covered, or make up credits from the past academic year.

Classes Start: June 25, 2012 Classes End: August 3, 2012

Closed: July 4

Semester 1: June 25 – July 16 (3 weeks)

Semester 2: July 20 – August 3 (3 weeks)

There are several important design features that set this program apart from other summer schools in our region.

  • Courses are offered in the afternoons and evenings.  It’s summer – students shouldn’t need to get up early to go to school in summer months. This accommodates teens’ summer work and sleep schedules!
  • Courses are not age-based.  Algebra 1 is Algebra 1.  An eighth-grade student who wants to accelerate in math may take this class, as can a tenth grader who didn’t do well in Algebra 1 and needs some credit recovery over the summer.
  • Courses are innovative. The “Films to Literature” and “The Graphic Novel” are standards-based, credit bearing courses. They were developed by faculty in the English Department at Swampscott High School where they have been particularly effective in using contemporary genres to develop lifelong readers and engage a wide variety of learners. Career Labs allow students to learn about the real work of different professional fields.

North Shore Summer School is located at Pingree School. Faculty at North Shore Summer School will come from a variety of public and independent schools. The curriculum, developed with input from local and regional education specialists, does not reflect the curriculum offered at Pingree School. That said, students and teachers will be able to take full advantage of Pingree’s state of the art classrooms and science labs.

North Shore Summer School is currently hiring faculty! Please visit the EMPLOYMENT pages for more information.

Dr. Rebecca Borden Director, North Shore Summer School

director@northshoresummerschool.org

www.northshoresummerschool.org


Jazz forJoy Color flyer

Greetings All:

Attached are two colorful flyers about Jazz for Joy, an exciting concert being held by First Parish Church, Congregational, Manchester-by- the Sea to benefit the new Grace Center. The Grace Center seeks to provide a welcoming day shelter for Cape Ann’s homeless population. Please display one or both flyers, include info in your congregation’s newsletter, bulletin, and generally help get the word out however you can. Not all of you have bulletins, but please send this email to anyone you think who would enjoy the concert and especially to anyone who would want to support the Grace Center.

The musicians performing this concert are well-established artists! You may want to reserve your tickets early to ensure attendance.

Note: The bright spiraling Grace Center logo was deigned by Samantha Alves. While a student at Gloucester High School, Samantha led the Holy Family Parish Youth Group for several years, and coordinated their long-term participation as volunteers at CAIC’s Harvest Meals. 

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Lost On The Hard Drive “Lanes Cove” 2006

These Photos were taken in September of 2006. Before I was able to share them on GMG.

2011 Lanesville Music Fest Pics From Laurie Ure

Hi Joey,

Thank you for your excellent coverage of the Lanesville Music Festival last week.  We appreciate it!  We had a great day, with beautiful weather, fabulous music, great food and fine people (and dogs!).  Our day included initiating our beloved mayor as an official "Lanesvillain."  I’m attaching pics of some of the highlights.

-Laurie Ure, LCC board member

Snorkeling Plum Cove

Took advantage of this hot weather and did a little snorkeling at Plum Cove. Here are a couple videos, but I did learn two lessons:
1. Put charged batteries in the camera
2. Stay still longer
It feels like you’re not moving, but looking at the video it’s pretty fast. I also didn’t get much shot as the low battery kept shutting off the camera. I hope to get some better videos to share later this week.

We saw a winter skate, baby flounder, hermit crabs, and cunner fish.

New Shops Part 2: Wulla & Jemil Beauchamp in Lanesville

Lanesville, the historic home to quarry workers and lots of Finns, is seeing an echo of its past in two new shops that opened up just last weekend. Both shops have a Scandinavian feel, in the sense of a minimal aesthetic with an emphasis on texture — and both take their inspiration from the natural world. And both shops are as far as it is possible to be from the world of the mall with its chain stores. Handmade, individually chosen pieces are the rule here. Which sounds just about right for Lanesville.

Wulla is located just a few doors up from the Plum Cove Grind and the Post Office, right in the heart of Lanesville. It was opened by two designers, friends who met through their love of textiles. They make all the pieces you see in the shop, including the clothes, with the exception of a few felt pieces (like the boots), with a sophistication that undermines any ideas you might have about what a homemade knitted shawl looks like. The whole place has such a soothing aesthetic that I didn’t know whether to buy a handmade felt bag or lay down and take a nap in the dressing room, and I mean that as a compliment. I hope my husband reads this post, as I did see one thing in particular that I covet, among many covetable items: a cable knit cowl, designed to be buttoned around the neck for a upscale, yet earthy departure from the scarf. The best part about this piece is that the buttons were crafted from a tree in one of the owner’s backyards. Lean in close to smell the button (yes, I asked for permission) and the faint scent of cedar remains. You have to experience the beauty and serenity for yourself: stop by Wulla, open Wednesday through Sunday, and meet the women behind these beautiful items.

Then hop across the street (look both ways before you leap of course, and maybe you want to take a coffee break at the Grind between stops) to check out Jemil Beauchamp. Be sure to ask Jenny, the owner and store’s namesake, to point out her handiwork: handmade leather bags and beautifully dyed textiles using the Japanese shibori technique. Jenny’s husband is the artist Kurt Ankeny (whose incredible new work is at Alchemy through August 5th) so you have the added pleasure of seeing his landscapes on the walls of the shop. Besides the beautiful textiles, Jemil Beauchamp carries a carefully edited selection of vintage pieces, and while everything is available for purchase, it is all displayed in such a lovely, austere manner that each piece becomes a sort of visual tribute to a time gone by. Which is kind of how Lanesville itself feels, a tiny piece of the past, whose time has come to be revitalized in a way that best suits the neighborhood, by creative people who live and work there, members of the community if every sense. For hours and more information, visit www.jemilbeauchamp.com.

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