Exploring Stage Fort Park From Ann Kennedy
Half Moon Beach
I happened upon this shot on my way out of town last Wednesday.
North Shore Kid
Half Moon Beach
I happened upon this shot on my way out of town last Wednesday.
North Shore Kid
Shot this this afternoon… It’s an Aerial Video of portions of Stage Fort Park.
There is a New Set of Propellers on the machine that haven’t been balanced yet and they are causing some distortion…
Will have the problem corrected this weekend.
Filmed by John Van Ness (Zip Line Kid) using his new Christmas present (Nikon Coolpix) with a little help from Dad.
Commentary by Julia Amero & John Van Ness. Edited by Dad.
Saturday at Stage Fort Park having wedding pictures taken on Half Moon Beach, the little ring bearer with the pail and shovel is so cute.
Some people got eggy, but everyone had fun!
Egg tossing is a spectator sport:
And they’re off!
The potato sack failed… but she kept on hopping!
Bubble gum blowing contest!
Double bubble trouble?
Last weekend, Holy Family parish had it’s annual outdoor Mass and picnic at Stage Fort Park. I didn’t get any photos of the outdoor Mass, because I consider it inappropriate (at best) to pull out a camera and take photos while wearing liturgical vestments and concelebrating the service. However, I got some nice photos of the fun that came afterwards. As I am going away on vacation for a week, I will post shots of the different activities in a series of posts.
Today: the men of our local Knights of Columbus cooking and serving a tasty meal!
Here’s the latest press release from Maggie Hennessey-Nees, Director of Marketing and Community Affairs at Fox 25
FOX 25 MORNING NEWS – UPCOMING TV SEGMENT
FOX25 Morning News is on the road for another season of Zip Trips! Every Friday morning we’re live in cities and towns across New England. This is the ninth year of Zip Trips with visits to more than 150 New England communities. Our final summer stop this season will be Gloucester, MA 01930! Join FOX25 Morning News Co-hosts Gene Lavanchy and Shannon Mulaire, Meteorologist Cindy Fitzgibbon, News Commentator Doug “VB” Goudie and Reporter Elizabeth Hopkins on Friday, August 31st, at Stage Fort Park on Hough Avenue. Our live broadcast is from 6 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Neighbors, residents, and kids of all ages who want to share their “Gloucester Pride” are encouraged to be part of our live audience! We’ll have special guests and features that celebrate the unique qualities of Gloucester. Explore the town, meet the people, and enjoy specialty food demonstrations.
* Taste of the Town: Local restaurants, cafés or bakeries demonstrate savory dishes and sweet treats!
• Home Town Team: A salute to a youth or senior team ranging from baseball and soccer to the local running club!
• Zip Trip Trivia: VB tries to stump a special guest with town trivia.
• Home Town Hero: Meet the local hero who helps out whenever needed! We’ll feature a resident who’s making a difference.
• On the Market: Why is Gloucester a great place to live? Preview homes in three price points and hear about schools, services and recreation.
• Firehouse Fridays: Local firefighters will be honored for all they do.
• Zip Trip Fan of the Week: We’ll pick someone from the crowd with true Zip Trip Spirit as our Fan of the Week.
• High Speed Deal: On-site scavenger hunt game for Zip Trip attendees.
• Zip Trip Jr. Reporter: We’ll select a child from the crowd to help us with a few reporter duties.
• Town Tour: The FOX25 Morning News team explores the best eats, must-see attractions, hidden gems, and little known landmarks!
• Children’s Book Drive: Donate a new children’s book to benefit Reach Out and Read.
Residents are invited to drop-off a brand new children’s book from our book list featured on the Zip Trip page at myfoxboston.com. All new books collected will benefit Reach Out and Read, a national nonprofit that prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.
Zip Trip attendees will also have the chance to find out who will win a new Mazda CX-5 as we conclude the Mazda Zip Trip Giveaway! Complete contest details are available on the contest page at www.myfoxboston.com<http://www.myfoxboston.com/>. Prizes, games, children’s story time, and free products (while suppl ies last) will be part of the fun provided by our Zip Trip partners including: Dunkin Donuts, New England Mazda Dealers, Digital Federal Credit Union (DCU), McGeough Lamacchia Realty, Fallon Community Health Plan, Sal’s Pizza, Tedeschi Food Shops, Catania Hospitality Group, The Paper Store, Canobie Lake Park, The Steamship Authority and Hunt’s Photo & Video.
The Friends of Gloucester Dog Park will be staffing an information table in front of the Visitor’s Center at Stage Fort Park on the following Thursdays from 3pm-5:30 pm: August 16, 30 and September 13 and 27. We will have lots of activities and dog park merchandise for sale including t-shirts, bumper stickers and our red signature bandanas for the dogs.
Back by popular demand on August 16 will be David Feldman of Skillful Hands, a certified dog massage therapist. He will be givng free dog massages and talking to pet guardians from 3- 5pm. You are also encouraged to walk around the dog park site and let your best friend ‘sniff’ it out for themselves. It’s a great opportunity to get an up close and personal glimpse into the entire process behind the makings of Cape Ann’s first dog park. Come see for yourself what the excitement is all about.
The dog park is being built entirely by private donations. Please consider making a donation by mailing a check to The Gloucester Fund (in memo line write dog park),
45 Middle St., Gloucester, MA 01930. Also visit our website at www.gloucesterdogpark.org for information, updates and to join our mailing list.
My name is Cassie French and I work for the Boys and Girls Club of Boston. This past weekend, (July 22nd) the Jordan Club of Chelsea went scuba diving for the first time at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester. We have 7 kids from the Jordan Boys and Girls Club in Chelsea participating in this program. This as an unique opportunity for urban children to have the chance to learn to scuba dive.
If you haven’t seen this enchanting duo, check them out tonight at Minglewood Tavern. Rumor has it they may even perform at the next Block Party. Stay tuned for word on that . . .
If you want to be outside tonight, you have two great choices: Remember, Conscious Reggae Band will be in Masconomo Park (rescheduled from yesterday) and Compaq Jazz Band at Stage Fort Park. Get details and the full live music lineup here.
Thursday, 3-6:30 at Stage Fort Park! Don’t miss it! It’s not just food (as if delicious local food were not a sufficient reason to go…); there are also people selling cookbooks, pottery, and art; plus there are art activities for the kids, run by teens from Art Haven.
One of the things I like most about the Farmer’s Market is that the people who are selling things there are usually closely involved in the production of what they sell. That makes a world of difference; you can see that they are proud of what they are selling, they really know it inside and out, and they are convinced of its value. Their enthusiasm is contagious! And they often offer free samples. So, be forewarned: you are likely to spend more money than you planned to. But that’s OK, it’s supporting the local economy!
Here are some photos from last week. Click on the block of thumbnails to see a slideshow, or scroll down to see some of the photos larger without leaving the post.
Edibles flowers, believe it or not:
From Arrowhead Farm. Seen at the Cape Ann Farmer’s Market at Stage Fort Park, Thursdays during the summer, 3-6:30PM. Don’t miss it! I had one of these peaches, and it was juicy and delicious (and messy, the way fresh ripe peaches should be).
Don’t worry, I’ll be posting more tantalizing photos of the many and varied products at the market, so you won’t forget…
Some Stylin’ Pups picked up their Dog Park Bandanas last Thursday at The Gloucester Dog Park information booth.
Bring your pup to Stage Fort Thursday July 26, Aug 2, 16 and 30 and Sept 13 and 27 to get a tour of the new Dog Park and pick up the latest fashion accessory. Bumper stickers and T-Shirts for their Humans.
No, you can’t see them all. You’re just gonna have to pick your favorites. We can help. First, you can see a complete live music lineup here. And if you’re not sure who you might like, you can see 15 Artists of the week in over 75 videos too.
Here are a very few suggestions in various genres (this is NOT an exhaustive list of who you might enjoy — see that here)
If you’ve never seen rocker Ned and the Big Babies, you should catch them tonight at the Rhumb Line. You’ll be dancin’ — believe me.
If you missed The Runaround Sound high energy ska, reggae, punk-rock band at the Boulevard on July 3, you can catch them tonight at Capt Carlo’s and tomorrow at the Rhumb Line. You’ll get a workout if you go to both shows, so no need to go to the gym this weekend.
If you like New Orleans Jazz & Blues and you missed Henri Smith opening for Aaron Neville on June 30, you can catch him at the Brew Pub on Saturday (see Henri Smith videos here) Henri is also opening the Gloucester Blues Festival on August 11.
Also on Saturday is the latest in T Max’s concert series at the Dog Bar. This time he mixes bluegrass from Tom Eaton & Pick 3 with singer/songwriter Jon Waterman and his own style that’s a must-see but impossible to peg.
On Sunday music begins at 10:30am at Seaward Inn in Rockport and continues all day with two free outdoor concerts: Michael O’Leary’s Celtic music at Halibut Point State Park at 2:30 and the Compaq Big Band at Stage Fort Park at 7pm.
Remember this a very small list of a few highlights. Check all shows before you decide where to go.
The Friends of Gloucester Dog Park will be staffing an information table at the Visitor’s Center at Stage Fort Park on alternate Thursdays from 3-5:30pm this summer, starting July 12. They will have lots of activities and dog park signature merchandise for sale. There will be raffles complements of Animal Krackers, Essex Bird Shop and Pet Supply and Petco.
First in the lineup of great attractions on July 12th David Feldman of Skillful Hand, a certified dog massage therapist, will be giving FREE dog massages and talking to pet owners from 3pm-4:30pm. If you are heading to the Farmer’s Market, come on over! (David will be back for a return visit on July 26, so mark your calendars now!)
You are also encouraged to walk around the dog park and let your best friend ‘sniff’ out the site. It’s a great opportunity to get an up close and personal glimpse into the entire process behind the makings of Cape Ann’s first dog park. Come see for yourself what the excitement is all about.