Monthly Archives: June 2009

Things To Do- 2009 Nights on the Neck

Please join the

Rocky Neck Art Colony

for the first

2009 Nights on the Neck

evenings of gallery receptions and entertainment

Thursday, June 4, 5-9 pm

Three Sheets to the Wind

The Schooner Adventure organization spawned Three Sheets to the Wind, a group of local musicians and Adventure crew members who are preserving the history of maritime work songs (chanteys) and forebitter songs.

Rick Berlin

Rick Berlin sings honest narrative (sometimes funny) songs from the torn pocket of the heart; his style has been compared to  Waits, Weil, and Newman. Rick’s impressive past credits in the Boston music scene include Orchestra Luna/Luna, Berlin Airlift, Rick Berlin–The Movie, Rome is Burning, Rick Berlin-The Awful Truth, and The Shelley Winters Project. He was a regular at Jacques in Boston ’s Bay Village for nine years, and now appears frequently at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge, among many other places.

Eoin Vincent

In November of 2007, Eoin Vincent visited and photographed eighteen orphanages, schools, and hospitals near Arusha, Tanzania. His book is a photographic record of the places he visited and the extraordinary people he met. Eoin will give a slide show and a talk about his book (proceeds from the book will benefit the Tanzania Hope Fund, EPIC Change, and other organizations that improve the lives of the people of Tanzania).

Gordon Baird

A veteran of North Shore Music Theater and other musical palaces, Gordon Baird will bounce around between show tunes and comedic renditions of familiar classics, tailored to a Glosta sensibility and a Rocky Neck state of mind.

Rocky Neck Avenue, East Gloucester

Specific times and locations will be posted in the parking lot on the Rocky Neck causeway and along the Neck.

One Hour At A Time Gang- Railroad Station Near Shaws

From Donna Ardizzone-

Hi all:

Great day today with the weather….  We are so ready for sitting at the beach with a large print book.   I received an email about the trash around there.  How does that sound?

Saturday:                             June 6, 2009

Railroad Station:               Near Shaw’s

Time:                                     8:00 am

Looking forward to seeing you all.  Thanks again …. You are all the best.


Are You Ready?


Registration is Open!

Message from the Founder –

Janda Ricci-Munn
Gloucester Triathlon

 I am thrilled that you will be joining us for the inaugural Gloucester Triathlon!

This event has been a dream of mine for many years and I am looking forward to watching each and every one of you in action on August 9th. Co-Founder and Race Director Bill Burnett and I have laid out a great course that highlights the natural beauty of America’s oldest fishing port, my beloved hometown of Gloucester, Massachusetts. I hope that you’ll take the time to explore all that Gloucester has to offer while you’re here, and invite you to learn more about Gloucester’s maritime history by visiting any number of our many museums and waterfront attractions…..Read more here.


Gloucester Adventure, Inc. was awarded a $6,000 grant by the National Trust for Historic Preservation

June 3, 2009
Gloucester, MA

National Trust for Historic Preservation Awards Gloucester Adventure, Inc. A Preservation Grant from The Johanna Favrot Fund for Historic Preservation
Grant Will Go Toward Marine Architectural Services

Gloucester Adventure, Inc. was awarded a $6,000 grant by the National Trust for Historic Preservation from its Johanna Favrot Fund for Historic Preservation. The seed grant funds will be used to to support marine architectural services needed to complete the restoration of the Schooner Adventure and obtain USCG Certification as a passenger vessel.

Specifically, funds will support development of final tonnage reduction plan, updating hull lines, inclining test, intact and damage stability analysis, and submissions to USCG.
“These funds provide the foundation for important preservation projects across the nation”, said Richard Moe, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “These grants go toward protecting the places that tell our story and they often trigger other preservation projects, further bolstering efforts to protect America’s heritage.”

In 1994, the Johanna Favrot Fund for Historic Preservation was created from a generous grant from the Favrot family in honor of the 80th birthday of Texas preservationist Johanna Favrot. The Johanna Favrot Fund fosters appreciation of America’s diverse cultural heritage, and preserves and revitalizes the livability of the nation’s communities by saving historic environments. The National Trust for Historic Preservation distributes a total of $50,000 annually from the Johanna Favrot Fund for Historic Preservation. Once a year, Favrot Fund grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 are awarded to nonprofit groups and public agencies. Grants must be matched at least dollar for dollar with public or private funds.

Cheese Rolling Is To Gloucester England As The Greasy Pole Is To Gloucester Ma

Apparently it’s that time of year again in Gloucester England-