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Meet the cast of Fame Jr., tonight on Cape Ann TV — see the play live @ O’Maley this week

FameLogoHeidi Dallin interviews the cast and crew of “Fame Jr.” for a  Cape Ann TV special that airs tonight at 6PM on Channel 12.

If you haven’t seen the show, your last chance is this week: Thursday & Friday, March 6 & 7 at 7PM or Saturday & Sunday, March 8&9 at 1pm.

Tickets are available at the door.

If you can watch the special tonight, see it on the Web at Cape Ann TV’s wicked cool streaming service here.



O’Maley Friday Night Fame Jr Performance Pictures From Snoop Maddie Mad, The Bean and Joey C

Once again another knock out killer entertaining performance.  I don’t care if you don’t know anyone performing in this play, it is worth attending for the performances alone.  My girls absolutely love it.  There’s still chances to see it too- check the schedule and plan to attend.  I promise you’ll be glad you did!

O’Maley Innovation School Drama Club presents musical, “Fame Jr.”

The O’Maley Innovation School Performing Arts Department cordially invites members of the Cape Ann Community to attend this year’s musical production of “Fame Jr.” The six shows, performed by two different casts and over 80 talented actors, actresses, and crew members,  are scheduled on:

Note I mention in the Video that there are performances Saturday and Sunday of this week but that is incorrect, the correct times for future performances are listed below-

· Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

· Friday, March 7, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

· Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

· Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.


Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $5.00 for students and seniors and $7.00 for adults.  All proceeds finance future productions. Questions about the performances?  Call 978-281-9850.

O’Maley Innovation Middle School 2nd Annual Day of Service Friday, October 25, 2013

Celebrating Service
O’Maley Innovation Middle School 2nd Annual Day of Service
Friday, October 25, 2013

In their own words…
Student reflections on Day of Service:

“It felt so good seeing everyone helping each other out, and seeing everyone participating and having fun- while cleaning! When we came back, we watched The Giving Tree. That got me thinking how awesome it is to help other people out without them asking. I had a lot of fun getting to go outside with my friends and help the school out.”
Pharah Donlan, gr 6

“I helped organize the school store. I folded the clothes, I brought all the emergency bags into all the classes and grades. I felt good about myself, just like the boy in the Giving Tree.”
Samantha Sullivan, gr 6

“Just like in the Giving Tree, we asked and received (rakes!), and then we gave- to help clean the outside. It was very cold – to keep warm, we huddled in a group hug when we had filled 4 large trash bags.”
Sam Ciolino, gr 6

“Today, we cleaned up our school, the Ralph B. O’Maley Middle School. We did not do it for recognition or publicity, we did it because it made us feel good. We did it because it made our hearts feel good. You know that feeling when you do something for the community or even another person without someone even asking you, that’s why we did it.
Drew Bouchie, gr 6

“At O’Maley, we have a school acronym, S.A.I.L.S., which stands for service, acceptance, integrity, leadership and success. I definitely think our school did all that today. And we also made a memory that I believe we will have throughout this year.”
Asha Egmont, gr 6

“We eventually all joined together to pick up pinecones, trash, etc. up on the hill. I think we all did a great job together, and I hope we do it again.”
Silas Emerson, gr 6

“The connection I made between the Giving Tree and our service project was that just like the tree, the Earth has given us EVERYTHING we need. Now, like the boy, we need to give back, like picking up trash and depolluting.”
Justin Bushfield, gr 6

“I felt like I understood the story because it was cold and I was tired but I still helped. It was very hard work, just as when the tree was giving away things for the boy. But overall, it does pay off.”
Issac Aiello, gr 6

“My class helped today by picking up trash and raking leaves. And in the story, the tree helped by giving the boy not exactly what he wanted, but what he needs. So, both in the story and in real life, there was help included.”
Thiago Ferreira, gr 6

“In the Giving Tree”, the boy took and never gave back. I try to give back to the environment, because I take a lot from it. O’Maley S.A.I.L.S. program is about helping others and making good choices. To make life better for everyone, we should take care of the environment and stick to S.A.I.L.S.
Sophia Hogan-Lopez, gr 6

“Today, the whole O’Maley School went to help clean the city of Gloucester. The 6th grade stayed at the school and cleaned there. The 7th graders went to elderly peoples’ homes to help them out, and the 8th grade went all over the place. And we all had so much fun.”
Briana Bruni, gr 7

“To be honest, I really didn’t want to come out today, but after I was done, I felt really good. Maya Angelou’s advice is very true- we can’t just take or receive, we also need to give back. Today, we had a chance to do this.”
Aiden Cunha, gr 7

“Today I put my time into my community. And now I’m thinking back on my service. Looking back on it, I felt really good. Even though I didn’t get a physical reward, I got a really good feeling in my heart. Maya Angelou’s words mean that you can’t just keep on taking and taking. You have to give back- which we did today.”
Rodney Nyborg, gr 7

“I am really proud of myself and my classmates. It’s like the quote, because the community helps us, so we need to find ways to give back. J S.A.I.L.S.”
Ruby Melvin, gr 7

“I was extremely cold and my gloves were ripped. I was cold, but it felt really good. What I did felt great. Today, I took off the other catcher’s mitt and threw back.”
Noah Schott, gr 7

“I have been in my car and seen elderly people raking leaves, pulling up roots in the cold. So I felt that what I did today helped somebody that was not capable of doing what we did for them.”
Joseph Reimersma, gr 7

“As I sit here writing this with my frozen hands, I realize I feel good about the service I did today. I raked the yard of a nice man on Blueberry Lane. It was cold out. I was in charge of holding open the trash bags. I ripped my purple latex gloves and fell into a bush. But in the end, it was all worth it. I did some service that followed Maya Angelou’s advice: “I’ve learned that you can’t go through live with a catcher’s mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.”
Johanna Couture, gr 7

“I was at the Sargent Murray Gilman House today. We picked up leaves and put them in a compost bin. When Huey Lewis says “Some people take and never give”, we did give today. We gave back to the community today by cleaning up a public place that people like to go to. It felt good to give back today.”
Jack Tallgrass, gr 8

“Today I went to the Cape Ann Museum. I helped rake the leaves in the courtyard and clean up around the museum. As I was doing this, I felt proud because our school can make a difference, by helping other people and other community locations. Huey Lewis’ lyrics say that “if we all give a little it could mean a lot”. Today we helped out a little and it meant a lot.”
Mikaela Carpenter, gr 8

“So today, what our school did was service. It was very cold, but my class and I got through it and kept on working. We gave back or said “thank you”- in return for something good that the world did for us. We went out of our way to help clean other people’s yards, and we survived!
Vanessa Rodolosi, gr 8

“Huey Lewis’ lyrics have a lot to do with what we did today. As stated in the song, “We can fight one another/like they do on t.v./or we can/help one another/the way it’s supposed to be.” If we had fought over who did what, then we would have gotten few leaves raked up at the Unitarian Church. By working together, we left the church with far less to do than there was before we came. This felt great. In our world, if we worked more to help the needy, it would make a better place.”
Matthew Smith, gr 8

“Today we raked Mr. and Mrs. O’Neill’s yard. I saw how grateful Mrs. O’Neill was, and I thought to myself that if something as simple as raking could make someone so happy, that if everyone just pitched in, it could make our ‘small world’ a better place.”
Haley Johnson, gr 8

“In the song lyrics of Huey Lewis, he explains how doing something no matter how small can mean a great amount to someone. This is a small world if we help each other. Today, my class went to a home near Manchester. Although today wasn’t the warmest, everyone’s spirits became brighter once we got there. Suddenly we had a lot of energy which we used to help someone in our community and make a difference. We learned to do something out of our own free will and not for something in return. This greatly made me happy.”
Soo Ae Ono, gr 8

“If every class or school in the world did this, then it would really make a difference, because like Huey Lewis says, it’s a small world and we can make a change.”
Ethan Brennan, gr 8

“I think my generation should do more things like this and just notice how it could make life so much better and happier in our ‘small world’”.
Mollie-Mae McGillivary, gr 8

“Today we went to Mrs. Lally’s yard in West Gloucester. She was a former teacher at O’Maley, so she gave a lot to the kids and the community. So it felt great to help her out and give back to her. This service is a very important part of life and everyone should help each other out once in a while, because it feels great and could really make someone’s day.”
Harley Perreira, gr 8

“In the last stanza of Huey Lewis’ lyrics for “Small World”, it is indicating that doing something small for someone means a lot to them because you took the time out of your own day to do it. Something so little can make someone else so happy.”
Brittany Turner, gr 8

“We raked and pulled weeds and fixed her garden. We gave a little from ourselves, and I hope it means a lot.”
Alexis Thompson, gr 8

“When Huey Lewis is saying that “when we give a little, it could really mean a lot”, he is saying that even the little things we do can mean a lot to other people. When I was cleaning, it felt good that I was making someone happy by clearing their yard for them. Because maybe they couldn’t. Giving back to people and to your community is very important in today’s society.”
C.J. Renales, gr 8








O’Maley Soda Bottle Garden From Roger Davis

Roger Davis Submits

Last Friday, the O’Maley Middle School cafeteria served lettuce in its salad bar… and students actually ate some!  The real news is that this lettuce was grown by the sixth grade students of Island House… in the school library!  Under the direction of science teacher Roger Davis, the students created planters out of two-liter soda bottles, linked together in a siphon-fed watering system.  A three-liter bottle supplies the whole class’s set of lettuce planters, and the siphon passes the water from one planter to the next.  The plants absorb the water by cappilary action, so the plants never need to be watered.  With the garden and water all held in these containers, the lettuce bed was set in the school library, whose large sunroof gives the plants plenty of light.  Six weeks later, the students harvested the first cutting, with more still to come.  With this project students are learning basic plant science, indoor or container gardening techniques, and the principles of water and air pressure used in the siphon water system.  Seeds and soil for this project were donated to the school by Wolf Hill Garden Center.

Little Mermaid Jr Wraps Up At O’Maley

O’Maley Innovation Middle School Drama Club performed final show of Disney’s Little Mermaid Junior this past weekend

 This year’s cast and crew of over 100 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students, performed a total of seven shows, including one morning performance attended by all current Gloucester fifth graders.

 Little Mermaid Saturday Shows 2

O’Maley Innovation Middle School “X” cast, 7th grader Jared Gilman (Prince Eric) and 6th grader Sadie Cook (Ariel) pose at the production’s final curtain call on Saturday night, March 16th.

 Little Mermaid Saturday Shows

Final performance scene for “X” cast, left to right, 6th grader Caroline Muniz (Flounder), Jared Gilman (Prince Eric), Sadie Cook (Ariel), and 7th graders TS Burnham (Ursula), Henry Hardy(Scuttle) and Talia DeWolfe (Sebastian).



Marcy Plante writes-

Thank you for all the support that GMG gave the team this year. The parents
and girls loved opening up GMG and  seeing their pictures.
To wrap up our season, I  thought that I would share the Captains speeches
that they gave at our celebration party. They said it the BEST!
These speeches represent the type of athletes we have in Gloucester, the
team spirit , and culture that was created amongst the girls this year.
It was truly amazing to watch them practice and improve each day.
The dedication and commitment was solid. The coaches are proud of the girls
and thrilled to have been a part of such an accomplishment.


Callie O’Leary writes- 

Team. Team means a group of people linked in a common purpose. We are group
of individuals that support each other.  We all share a love for field
hockey. That is what links us. Throughout the season, we have learned to
play as friends and to play as one. There is no "I" in team. We support each
other. I am very fortunate to be on this field hockey team. It has been an
honor to serve as Captain on the 2012 O’Malley UNDEFEATED Field Hockey team.
I am so proud of what a great team we are. We have stayed strong on the
field and we never backed down. We have remained together throughout the
season. We kicked butt!!!! We stayed undefeated because we played with our
heads in the game and turned it on! I am so proud! Love you guys!!!!!
Callie O’Leary

McKenzie Plante writes-

I am so happy that I got to share my last year of O’Maley field hockey with
this team. I have created new friendships and have learned many life lessons
with in practices games, bus rides and fun times in the locker rooms! I feel
that once are cleats were on and we were playing field-hockey everyone was
friends; we were one big family. In the end, it didn’t matter who scored or
who had the amazing drive or who stopped the ball. What mattered was that we
all walked off the field as a team and that’s what we did.  The bus rides
and locker room experiences who could forget them? "Girl on fire", pizza on
the bus  or when that one reff wouldn’t stop calling things on us, we still
took the win. Best of all of celebration in Boston. I am pretty sure that we
will all recall these memories when we are in high school. Guess what were
undefeated!!!  14-0 We couldn’t of done it without our three coaches. Mom,
Marcy Plante, I can here you from a mile away… I can here you scream  goal
post, then shout in excitement when you hear the boom of the ball slamming
the net. Allison Monell, I always love running off the field, you are always
there to welcome us. Ellen Prescott, you made our defense so strong and your
energy helped us do our best on the field. I am so proud of my team. I’m
proud of all of you girls. I got to have the experience of a life time! We
couldn’t of done it without Jenna and Brie, our crazy defense who would stop
anyone that tried to past and our offence who were GOAL crazy, scoring over
53 goals! Let’s give it up to a team that worked our hardest and earned what
we deserved, a team that never gave up, a team that never went easy, a team
I call my family.
McKenzie Plante

Emma Lamoureux writes-

Girls, what an amazing season. Being an undefeated team was a high goal that
not all teams could have accomplished but this team did. WE have all grown
and learned how to work together not just on the field but as a family.
Everyone put in an amount of effort that was unbelievable and stepped up
when they needed too. Everyone on this team always had the best attitude, no
matter what and was always ready to play . Being a part of this field hockey
team gave me a new family and that is why I will never forget this season.
Emma Lamoureux


Gloucester Sports 10/31/12

O’Maley Field Hockey Team Still Undefeated After Beating Marblehead

Today’s Game (NOVEMBER 1st) Cancelled- The Team Remains UNDEFEATED!!!!!!

Hi Joey,
Here are a bunch of pictures from the NEC Championship Meet/Jim Munn Invitational.  One of the parents was kind enough to take pictures throughout the meet.  There were over 1600 athletes who ran in the meets. 

A great day for Gloucester and the O’Maley teams finished 3rd for the girls and 6th for the boys. 

Jeff Destino

O’Maley Girls Field Hockey Team Just Killin It!

Marcy Plante Forwards-

The O’Maley Field Hockey team is undefeated!! We have scored 31 goals this
year!! The girls are playing so hard and have come so far!! The pictures are
of our three captains, Callie O’Leary, Emma Larmoureux, and McKenzie Plante,
one of them celebrating their win and the other a great team picture.
We have 5 more games left!


Community Stuff Wednesday

O’Maley Middle School Wind Turbine Dedication January 25th



Cinema also marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day with special screening

Cape Ann Community Cinema at 21 Main Street in Gloucester continues its "Film Festival That Never Ends" programming with two filmmaker events in the coming week.

On Tuesday, January 31, director Ron Wyman visits with his film, "Agadez: The Music And The Rebellion." In it, Wyman depicts without romanticizing or sentimentalizing the lives of the Tuareg, an ancient Saharan nomadic tribe who, since the 12th century, have linked North Africa and West Africa, guiding their camel caravans across the desert, spreading art and music from Egypt to Mali. He spotlights one remarkable young musician, Omara “Bombino” Moctar, whose story of exile and return is typical for his generation. Wyman will answer questions after the film. Tickets are $9.50 adults, $8.00 students & seniors (60+) and $6.50 for Members.

Ron Wyman’s website is www.ZeroGravityFilms.com. He can be reached at rw@zerogravityfilms, and at (603) 498-4039.

On Saturday, February 4 at 5:00pm, director Zach Levy visits with his film, "Strongman," a cinema verité documentary about Stanless Steel, the self-proclaimed ‘Strongest Man in the World at Bending Steel and Metal.’ Told with the kind of intimacy that can only be achieved with years of filming, the film follows the dreams and heartbreaking humanity of Stanless Steel — the only man alive who can bend a penny with his fingers — as he struggles to gain control of a world that seems constantly out of his grasp. Roger Ebert proclaimed it one of the best films of the year.

Levy will answer questions after the film. Tickets are $9.50 adults, $8.00 students & seniors (60+) and $6.50 for Members.

On Sunday, February 5 across the street at The Annie at 1 Washington Street, Levy will conduct a "Documentary 101" workshop, an intensive, 6-hour instruction in all aspects of non-fiction filmmaking, including selecting a subject and storytelling style, basic interviewing technique and ways to get your finished film seen. The cost of the workshop is $99.00, and seats can be reserved at www.CapeAnnCinema.com.

On Thursday, January 26 at 7:30pm, the Cinema, in conjunction with Temple Ahavat Achim of Gloucester, will present the acclaimed documentary "Inside Hana’s Suitcase." The film is a story of power and hope, wrapped in the mystery ofg a young girl’s suitcase that came from the Auschwitz Museum. Tickets are $9.50 adults, $8.00 students & seniors (60+) and $6.50 for Members.

Another special film event this week is the premiere of "Joffrey: Mavericks Of American Dance." The debut documentary explores the vanguard Chicago dance troupe, and will be shown with a live, post-film Q&A via satellite. Tickets are $9.50 adults, $8.00 students & seniors (60+) and $6.50 for Members.

For more information, including trailers, visit the Cinema’s website at www.CapeAnnCinema.com.