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New Summer Program At O’Maley

Hi, Joey,The first “Summer Science Grad Camp” at O’Maley Innovation Middle School has just wrapped up. An enthusiastic group of “graduates” of Grades 7 and 8 at O’Maley spent two weeks working alongside teachers exploring new ideas and innovative projects that could be incorporated into the science curriculum at each of the grade levels in future years.
Grade 7 students and teachers delved into life science studies for a week in the O’Maley “Slime Lab,” studying single-cell organisms, engaging in dissection studies and examining human anatomy with new model torsos that just arrived at the school. They spent another week exploring engineering ideas, culminating a full building event with concrete in the lab. Grade 7 students also had three field trips to the MIT Museum, the Museum of Science and the Harvard Museum of Natural history, all in Cambridge.
Grade 8 students extended the work they had done with the O’Maley 3D printers during the school, applying their new skills to two exciting projects: designing and creating prosthetic hands, and “printing” 3D chocolates (visiting Gloucester’s own Turtle Alley for inspiration)! They worked with e-Nable, an organization that uses 3D printing to produce prothetics, on the design software, and also explored tessellations–using repetitive geometic shapes to create a design on a flat plane.   
Here is the link to more photos from this two-week program:


Magnolia’s Lion Club Striped Bass Tournament

Great turnout and fun time for all.

TBT Post Carrying New Line Featuring design by a Rockport local graffiti artist Scott Perdomenico

Hi Joe,

We would like to let you know that TBT Post has a new line of clothing, casual ware in pure cotton (100%) design by a Rockport local graffiti artist (Scott Perdomenico) and manufactured all in the USA (finishing done in Gloucester), this line is called “Winslow” and is a TM property of our company.

I’m attaching some pictures of it, hope you like it.

Thanks and talk to you later.



Pieces of Gloucester

Rokhaya Waring_Pieces of GloucesterStopped by to see the newest exhibit at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck by Rokhaya Waring – Pieces of Gloucester.  It is a definite must see.  The Center also now has air conditioning for your comfort in viewing on a hot day.  The opening reception is Sunday from 5-7:00pm.  The postcard really doesn’t do her work justice, so stop in and see this truly beautiful expression of our beloved city.  It will move you.

E.J. Lefavour

Annisquam Village Players (AVP) Presents, Camelot

UnknownFrom August 4th-9th, the Annisquam Village Hall will be transformed back to the middle ages as the AVP proudly presents this year’s summer musical production of Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot. Come and see the show; you’ll be amazed at the talent in the community! Show time is 7:30 each night.

General Admission (16.00) and Reserved Seats (32.00) are available at the Annisquam Exchange, 32 Leonard Street, Gloucester, MA: Cash and Checks only made out to Annisquam Village Players. Tickets are also available electronically, with a small service charge, by logging on to

The Village Hall, 34 Leonard St., Gloucester, MA, is air conditioned and handicap accessible.

Tickets are now on sale.

The Annisquam Village Players have been providing community theatre since 1917. The mission of the AVP to provide an opportunity for local Cape Ann residents, young and older, to engage and develop their talents for musical theater. For two months every summer, we rehearse scenes, music, songs and dances; create sets, design costumes, prepare lights and sound, hawk tickets, set up chairs and welcome the audience, all in the hope of offering an experience — a brief midsummer night’s dream — that will engage, entertain and enrich our community, and that will provide lasting memories for our friends and children to pass on.

James Eves, owner of Cape Ann Giclée, Fine Art Printing and Gallery, is GMG’s Arts Enthusiast and the Calendar Guy. To submit arts related press releases, photos of arts events or any arts related posts email:
To add an event to the GMG Cape Ann Calendar go here to see how to submit events.


Scary.. For a little longer

Magnolia’s Farmer’s Market

Every Monday, 4:00 – 7:00 on Lexington Avenue.

East Gloucester Map, 1884 from Pat Dalpiaz

Joey–I am attaching a couple of pictures I thought you might find interesting.  Several years ago, I bought this map at Dogtown Books and had it framed.  My dad grew up on Haskell Street which is why I picked this map out of all he had to offer at the bookstore. 
These pictures are taken through the clear covering the framers used and therefore not as clear as they might be otherwise.  Still, I thought you and others at GMG might like to see a little piece of East Gloucester, 1884!  I think it’s pretty cool.

You can see others here.  This is Plate 5.

I follow GMG and appreciate all your efforts along with your hard working crew of volunteers!   Pat Dalpiaz

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Mute Swan male female çygnus olor ©Kim Smith 2015Side-by-side Comparison ~ Female Swan Back, Male Swan Front

Have you ever wondered whether you are looking at a male or female swan? I had often until I learned that the male’s black protuberance at the base of the bill swells during the breeding season. Very recently, I learned that the fleshy black knob has a name. So now rather than calling it a knob, nobble, thingamabob, or that black protuberance above the bill, I can say blackberry, and you can too. That really is an often used term in Europe, their native home. The blackberry is also unique to Mute Swans; no other species of swans has this feature.

Mute swan male female cygnet cygnus olor ©Kim Smith 2015I’ve posted this photo before however, it shows very well the different sizes of the male and female’s blackberries. Male, left; female, right.

Once in a Blue Moon….



“Once in a blue moon someone comes along that you’ll never forget.” ~ Unknown

How true this is! Tonight truly marks something special and it is; the Blue Moon!

“One of the most special aspects of this moon is that we won’t have another blue moon month until 2018. For many of us, we will be receiving our last bits of a long awaited wake-up call that actually began back in 2012, far before most of us were aware of the changes that were developing.” for citation click here

After having a stressful month my good friend Heather Ann Northcott posted an article on my facebook status and it made so much sense. I absolutely believe things happen for a reason and they do so when stars are aligned.

This is a great read. Enjoy!



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