Monthly Archives: June 2010
I’m happy to be the newest member of the GMG team.
Joey has already told the story of our, shall we say, impetuous, move to Gloucester from the Finger Lakes of New York last month, so I thought I’d fill in a few of the details.
I am a retired (dare I say it) attorney and (this is even worse) politician. However, for the past nearly 7 years I was the co-editor, and a photographer, reporter, distributor and fundraiser for Positive News U.S. PN is a remarkable print (circulation 20,000) and online (www.positivenewsus.org) publication produced in Ithaca, NY and Bolinas California. Our move from Ithaca made it sensible for me to step down from my PN activities and I did so—just in time for GMG to come along and fill the gap.
Photography is my main avocation (www.photonewsservice.com) and I have been a sailor and boater since age 16. I am currently boat less for the first time in 34 years, but I expect that will change pretty soon. That works out fine because Barbara and I need the time to explore and learn about our new home and community. We are thrilled with what we have seen so far.
Barbara and I met when she was in junior high and I was in high school in Queens, NY. We were married 46 years ago. Since then we have lived in Manhattan, Queens, Long Island and, for 34 years, in Trumansburg, NY. Barbara is a retired R.N., an outstanding chef and a prolific and talented quilter. She is an extraordinary mother to our two children, Brian [http://amovablebridge.wordpress.com/] (Brooklyn) and Ann (Jamaica Plain) and the world’s greatest grandma to our 4 grandchildren, Priva, Yitzchak, Shanti and Raj.
I look forward to contributing what I can to GMG and the broader Gloucester community.
Here’s my first little tidbit.
“Our life is frittered away by detail. . . Simplify, simplify.” Henry David Thoreau
That’s true. So why did he say it twice?
Click On The Picture To Enlarge. Plenty of Activity To Observe. When I took the picture there was so many things I didn’t notice until I looked at the full sized picture and saw the number of boats in the harbor the guys doing the roofing down in the Fort and other things.
- Tuesday June 29, 10:30am – The Bubble Guy with Bob Mello
- Tuesday July 6, 3:30–4:30pm – Afternoon Book Group for 3rd and 4th Graders
- Thursday July 8, 10:00am – Cool Green Storytime for 3 and 4 year olds
- Friday July 9, 10:00am–12:00noon – Drop-In Crafts
- Tuesday July 13, 7:00pm – Adult Book Group. July Book: “Portrait in Sepia” by Isabel Allende.
- Wednesday July 14, 10:00am – The Enchanted Forest
- Tuesday July 20, 7:00am – Cape Ann Tales: Local filmmaker Dan Tremblay will present “Cape Ann Tales” a mix of stories about people and places from Gloucester and Cape Ann.
Kurt Ankeny and Kate Seidman have been holding textile art classes high above Main street in the Corner building One Center Street (the third floor above Passports) The room was the former press room of The Gloucester Daily Times.
Video with Kate coming tomorrow
I have to tell you if you have not seen these guys it is a must. Young and full of energy and bringing Rock/Roots Music/Psychedelic to the music scene. They write a lot of their own music and do some pretty massive Hendrix too. I say to myself how can they get any better, seriously. Try to stop by and check them out if you can.
Here is a sample of what these guys bring to you.
sent in from the tireless promoter of good things in G Town – Jo-Ann Castano
Cape Ann Brewing Company at the
American Craft Beer Fest
Seaport World Trade Center Boston
Friday, June 18th and Saturday 19th, 2010
- Friday, June 18, 2010 = Friday Session; 6-9:30pm
- Saturday, June 19, 2010 = Session One; 1-4:30pm
- Saturday, June 19, 2010 = Session Two; 6-9:30pm
Cape Ann Brewing Co. (Gloucester, MA)
Fisherman’s Brew (American Amber Lager / 5%)
Fisherman’s Tea Party (Barleywine brewed w/ tea / 9%)
Fisherman’s Bavarian Wheat (5.5%)
Fisherman’s Ale (Kolsch / 5%)
86 brewers pouring over 400 craft beers!
American Craft Beer Fest is the largest and most diverse celebration of American Craft Beer on the east coast. We’re talking 86 American brewers pouring over 400 craft beers for you’re tasting enjoyment! Commence drooling and we hope you do indeed enjoy your beer tasting experience.
Important notes on the beers:
– All beers are subject to change and availability
– All pours are 2ozs (or less)
– Listed percentages are alcohol by volume (ABV)
– Rinse stations can be found throughout the venue
– Respect Beer.
View from Inside Capt. Joe’s
Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. from June 17-19, June 24-26 and July 1-2, with Saturday matinees at 3 p.m. on June 19, June 26 and July 3 and Sunday performances at 4 p.m. on June 20 and June 27.
Saturday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m. is An Evening of Theatre and Fireworks. The performance will be followed by a party and special viewing of the Gloucester fireworks. There is no performance on Sunday, July 4.
The 3 p.m. Saturday matinee on June 19 is a special Pay What You Can matinee.
A limited number of discount tickets are available to Cape Ann residents for all Wednesday and Thursday 8 p.m. performances. For these performances only, Cape Ann residents can purchase half price tickets for $18.50. Advance reservations are strongly suggested on Cape Ann nights.
Following the Sunday, June 20 4 p.m. performance, audiences are invited to a free post show discussion with the artists from “Table Manners.”
For information and to purchase tickets, call the Gloucester Stage Box Office at 978-281-4433 or visit gloucesterstage.org.
Just talks about his role aboard the Halie and Matthew
Thanks Jared and Justin For Sharing
Serenity- Minimal Editing- Minimal Commentary-
Just a slice of time in Gloucester
Scott Bumpus Writes-
SUNDAY JUNE 20 SEASIDE TRI CLINIC AT STAGE FORT PARK, GLOUCESTER
We will be hosting a FREE open clinic on June 20th at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester for all Triathlete levels.
8:00am : Sign in
8:15am : Pre Ride of the Gloucester Fisherman Triathlon bike course
with Gloucester Fisherman’s Triathlon Race Director Janda Ricci Munn and former pro cyclist Phil Wong.
Learn how to race safely and efficiently
* pacing strategies
* climbing technique
* and changes to course from last year
9:00am : Transition Clinic by Janda Ricci-Munn
plus tips and techniques to make your event day go smoother.
9:15am : Run Clinic with Janda Ricci-Munn
Running drills and form work to increase run efficiency.
Janda will perform run analysis using video camera and Dartfish software to film and analyze run mechanics.
Particular attention will be paid to the determination of where each runner’s foot strike occurs in relation to their center of gravity and how body position when running can affect gait mechanics throughout the stride cycle.
10:00am : We’ll have a short Q&A to finish up
*Please note that if you do not have a Gloucester beach sticker there is a $15 parking fee. Parking should also be available on the boulevard.
*Show up a little early and leave time to get ready so you don’t miss the start of the ride.
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« Club “Meet & Greet” Thurs. 4/22 @ Seaside
Hey, Joey …
Also coming aboard is Marty Luster- recent Gloucester transplant who got the story in pictures of the bell buoy salvage! Woot!
Fantastic stuff all around with Manny Simoes JUST KILLING IT!!!!!( Our Lady Of Good Voyage Bells being replaced, Art Haven, Linda Greenlaw Interviews, John Morris at the Library and much more!)
Paulie Frontiero gets major props for helping out with the silkscreening of the GMG Horribles Day Float Shirts!
Alicia with her Art In The Barn coverage Woot!
Sharon despite her crazy schedule has been her usual steady force in the 9AM.
There was a Laurie Lufkin sighting this week with another recipe.
Paul Morrison his regular innovative self with the cool as hell Interactive Blackburn Challenge Map!
Donna Ardizzoni contributing with her pictures and beautifying projects around the city!
Joanne Silva with her steady compilations of the Music scene around Gloucester which NO ONE does a more comprehensive job
Thom Falzorano had some nice sports coverage along with David Cox being…. well David Cox.