Monthly Archives: June 2010
Thanks to Linn Parisi for the tip-
The church’s 31 bells were cast by the Taylor Bell Foundry in England and installed during the summer of 1922, and restored by Meek, Wilson & Company.
Bill Meeks was on site directing the operations, photo of him strapping a Bell.
Each bell has a Saints Name in Portuguese, and a name of a person. There is a story for each bell, I am sure. The first Reverend, a Captain, and A. Piatt Andrew are the names on the bells shown. On A. Piatt Andrew’s bell is the inscription in Portuguese “The Heart of Jesus”, as he was instrumental in getting the bells brought to the church in 1922.
An elderly man stood watching them being re-installed, he said to me “I am so glad they are back, I thought I would never hear them ring again, but my prayers were answered.”
Corruption, Camaraderie and Catastrophe Part II Aboard The Halie and Matthew With Jared Talarski
Part III Tomorrow With Brother Justin Talarski
This from Jared-
Joey, hey there my friend. I’m back in town with another schooner and thought you might like to do an article. We just finished a medical aid mission to haiti, and came to gloucester to do some repairs and such. We are over at gloucester marine railway if you wanna swing by and see the boat. You can read the story on libertyschooner.com on the sailblog. The boat is schooner Halie and Matthew. This one is a little more exciting than 15 pounds of vaseline…. cheers,
Capt. Jared Talarski
Schooner Halie and Matthew
Cape Ann Artisans Spring Studio Tour
> Cape Ann Artisans is celebrating their 27th Annual Studio Tour Weekend: held on Saturday and Sunday, June 19 – 20 from 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. each day. This self-guided tour along the scenic coastline of Gloucester and Rockport presents a unique opportunity to meet fifteen professional artists > and see > their work in the setting in which it was created. The work represented includes:, pottery, painting, sculpture, photography, mosaics, and jewelry. Several of the artists will be demonstrating their working process during > the tours.
This year there are four new members on the tour. Kurt Ankeny grew up wanting to draw comic books and trained for it, developing intensive drawing skills along the way. He is now a fine oil painter and has a charming studio in the heart of Lanesville. In addition to doing his own work Kurt als teaches painting and drawing. Pam Stratton takes hundreds of tiny pieces of glass and turns them into complex and delightful images for both indoor and outdoor settings. Her “Pond Mosaic” flows through her garden in Rockport. Eileen Mueller, also in Rockport, is an oil painter whose work reflects her love of figurative drawing, interior scenes of people at work and the plein air study of the landscape. David Montgomery, our fourth new member, was a third generation boat builder, who, for some thirty years, crafted one-of-a-kind pleasure boats and fishing boats. Now instead of painting boat bottoms, David paints boats on canvas, often they are the very boats he built. He says: “I get equal joy out of rendering their shapes with brush and paint on canvas (and it doesn’t hurt my back).”
> Brochures with route maps will be available at the Cape Ann Chamber of > Commerce, the Rockport Information Booth on Rte 127 and at each of the > artisans. A bright magenta Studio Tour banner will mark each location. > For further information: tel: 978-281-3347 http://www.capeannartisans.com >
> Image is “Twin Lights” mosaic by Pam Stratton
That’s all I got. Oh wait, my niece is going to Derby Dames in Wilmington on Saturday! She wants to take my daughter for a 14th birthday present. Should I stay or should I go?
The 2nd Annual Gloucester Fisherman Sprint Triathlon takes place on August 8, 2010 at 7:30 am. The race begins with a 1/3 mile swim at Pavilion Beach followed by a short run up to the Transition Area. Racers will then bike 15.5 miles on a gorgeous rolling and scenic bike course. Following the bike course is a fast and spectator friendly run course. A 5k in the heart of downtown Gloucester with the Finish Line right on Main Street in front of hundreds of screaming fans.
In addition to our age group awards, the Gloucester Fisherman Triathlon will be offer a $4,999.00 Prize Purse to the Top 5 Male and Female in the Elite/Pro Division.
The Gloucester Fisherman’s Triathlon is brought to you by the Gloucester Fishermen Athletic Association.
Here’s the Email For Volunteering Opportunities- firstname.lastname@example.org
Walking on Main Street, a sign in the window of the slim, vacant storefront between Green Life and Common Crow Natural Market announces some action. A new business! To Go Common Crow, a lunch and drink spot will be opening this summer. Thank you to Lynne for my exclusive, after-hours interview and menu sneak-peak!
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I wanted to drop you a note to say how much I enjoy your blog. I am a 65 year old woman, who lives in Ipswich and somehow I found your site about a year ago. It is a pleasure to read everyday.
Because of your web-site, I know more about what is going on in Gloucester than I know about my own town. You provide such a wealth of information covering so many areas of interest that it’s just fantastic. I now drive over to Gloucester at least once a week, if not more and have learned of so many shops & restaurants to check out.
I also find the photography just wonderful. Whether it the very early morning photos or the pictures explaining the fishing industry; it is fun checking them out.
I just wanted to thank you.
Love what you do at GMG! We have a fundraiser this Saturday for a local Boy Scout group. They are headed to summer camp at the beginnig of August and we are running a Free Car Wash this Saturday to help the families with some of the cost so all the boys can go. Wasn’t sure where to post, but would greatly appreciate the shout out. Here are the details….
Boy Scout Troop 112 Fundraiser to raise funds for summer camp costs
Free Car Wash
Saturday, June 19, 2010
East Gloucester Marina, East Main St., Gloucester
8am to 12pm
Many thanks from all of us!
Rockport Cub Scout Pack 55
Saturday June 19
9:30 – 12:30
Rockport DPW yard
I was sitting in Friendly’s parking lot watching an egret – kinda playing with my iPhone. I started thinking that if my polarized sunglasses were making the sky so gorgeous, what would happen if I put the sunglass lens over the iPhone camera lens and shot the marsh? Well, this was the result. Nice, huh?
Try it with your phone or point and shoot camera.
If you haven’t heard by now there’s a film starring Anna Farris, Andy Samberg and Blythe Danner filming here in Gloucester. I got to talk to the food guys and walk the set this morning. More pics to come. Check Back often for updates and interviews.
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Some scenes from Good Harbor Beach.
Baby in a Bucket and of course boys will be boys.
FYI – I met six friends and they staged this shot for me, I think I caught great light and color on these shots.
Here is a dragger’s net spread out so that it can be worked on. The orange balls act as floats at the top of the net as it gets towed through the water the boyancy of the orange balls keep the opening of the net as wide as possible to catch the most fish efficiently. Along the bottom you see the rubber rollers which make up the bottom part of the net as it gets towed behind the boat.