Monthly Archives: June 2009

International Dory Race




Connor Swim and Holden Nicerson 6:12 Canada won 
LJ Robertson and Randy Parisi 6:15 USA 

Natsalie and Nicokle Jones 6:31 Canada won 
Samantha Rose and Katherine Richmond 6:51 USA 

Mark Duval and Joe Sanfillippo 6:03 USA won 
Ken MacDonald and Tim Mair 6:06 Canada 

Mixed Doubles 
Natalie Jones and Tim Mair 6:41 Canada won 
Christina Carpenter and Len Robertson 7:06 USA 

Tom Jarvis and Jim Tarantino 9:58 USA won 
Dan Moody and Walter Nickerson 10:10 Canada

Things To Do- Maritime Mansions at Twilight Tour

Click Picture For More Info

Click Picture For More Info

Maritime Mansions at Twilight is a new series of special, limited tours that highlight significant homes that have a maritime theme in a different town of the North of Boston region each month from June through October. Gloucester’s Sargent House will be featured on Thursday, June 25 at 7 p.m. with “Reversal of Fortune: Judith Sargent & the Fight for Women’s Rights.” Hear how a loveless marriage, enormous debts, and a great love affair led to the fight for female independence. See works by Fitz Henry Lane and John Singer Sargent in a fabulous mansion near the harbor.
This tour can accommodate up to 20 participants and costs $15 per person. Please note that there are some stairs. Call ahead for handicapped/wheelchair entrance. Reservations are required. To order tickets or for more information about this program, including a downloadble brochure with the full 2009 Maritime Mansions series, please visit

Other Maritime Mansions at Twilight Tours include:
Newbury(port)’s Town & Country Estates – Thursday, July 30
An Evening with Elizabeth Derby – Thursday, August 27
Point Shore Stroll/Lowell’s Boat Shop – Thursday, September 24
An Evening with Captain & Abigail Trask – Thursday, October 29

Maritime Mansions at Twilight is a special Escapes North program in conjunction with Historic New England.
Escapes North is a cultural tourism campaign led by the North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Peabody Essex Museum, with funding in part from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Escapes North highlights the area’s arts, architecture, literature, festivals and celebrations along with other cultural assets, making it easy for visitors to plan vacations and book lodging. For more information, visit

Dan King and KBMG live at the Berklee Performance Center!

Dan King, David Brown, Wolf Ginandes and Dave Mattacks play live electric and acoustic at the Berklee Performance Center!

Our own Dave Mattacks is going to be a guest lecturer for Berklee’s Percussion Week and they’ve asked KBMG to play their stage.

The event is open to the public and a great opportunity to see KBMG play one of the world’s best listening venues!

Monday, June 22 at 8pm.

$10 for all that?!

Berklee Performance Center

136 Mass. Ave

Boston, MA

Essex River Day planned for Today

From the Beacon

Essex –

Essex River Day will be held Saturday, June 20 (rain date, Sunday June 21). It is a chance for everyone in town to enjoy one of its most valued resources: the Essex River. Those who have a boat will offer to take Essex friends and neighbors who may not have access “down river.”

This simple idea has grown into a full day of events, including a softball game, cookout, music and a bonfire.

Throughout the day, host captains and boat-owning families will be taking Essex guests down river. The harbormaster and chief of police, Pete Silva, will maintain a list of host captains and boat owners who would be willing to take folks down river. Those with available space on their boats, or who would like to be matched with a host captain and crew for a ride, may call the harbormaster at 978- 768-6628 or e-mail

Hosts and guests can work out themselves how they want to spend the day — cruising down river, visiting the beach, etc.

Several events have been scheduled during the day: For more, click here

GO DO THIS! This Morning!!! Pancake Breakfast & Dory Races

This morning the International Dory Races are being held.  There is a pancake breakfast at 8 am at Gordon Thomas Park between 3 Lanterns and Steve Connoly’s for $8. All of the proceeds go to the International Dory Race operating costs.  It is a great event, a great tradition, and a whole lot of fun.  pancake breakfast is being put on by exemplary Gloucester citizen Ringo Tarr who puts together an incredible number of fun events for our community.

Races are being held right after the breakfast.

Here’s a  scene from last year’s races vs the Canadians-

Sargent House Museum Ebay Auction

No, they aren’t planning to auction off the Sargent House Museum, but they are holding an Ebay auction to benefit the Sargent House Museum.

Click The Picture for the Sargent House Museum Slide Show

Click The Picture for the Sargent House Museum Slide Show

From Judith Nast-

The Sargent House Museum is running an auction on Ebay from June 19
through June 30.  Proceeds will go to the Sargent House’s conservation
and educational projects.  Please consider making a bid on some
wonderful items:  paintings, private tours, antique botanical prints,
sailing ’round trips, and more.

Here’s the link: