Monthly Archives: June 2011
Check out the Video at Steve’s Blog Shooting My Universe–
Adriana “Gigi” Mederos Guest Artist Exhibit and Opening Reception
June 24-July 7
Opening Reception Sunday, June 26th from 3:00 to 6:00pm
At Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery, 77 Rocky Neck, Gallery 3
Venezuelan artist, Adriana “Gigi” Mederos has lived and worked in the US since 1980 and has produced a diverse body of fine art paintings, printmaking and a hybridization of the two. Her artwork is in private and museum collections around the world. Recently her work was purchased for a collection of contemporary works on paper in Barcelona, Spain and was selected for a permanent collection in Panang, Indonesia.
I’ve known Gigi for a number of years. She is a wonderful artist and person. Come on by and see her work and welcome her to Cape Ann.
Can you Say- “No Brainer?”
Begin your Gloucester area adventure with the Sea It All Gloucester Passport. Filled with choices of fun things to do on land and sea; tasty meal options and shopping discounts at local shops and studios- it doesn’t get any easier! Then choose one thing to do from each of three categories. Shopping discount coupons offer limitless savings. It really is that easy.
Well, School’s out, but fun’s definitely in at St. Ann’s. Yesterday we took a train into Boston and went to the New England Aquarium. Did you know that they have a new shark and ray "touch tank"? The kids loved to put their hands in the water and feel these creatures as they swam by. We stopped and kicked off our shoes at the Rose Kennedy Greenway and played in the fountains on the way back to North Station. If you haven’t been there in a while–GO! What a perfect day out with kids.
We’re planning lots of great science, cooking, chemistry activities and field trips–later on today we’ll be doing a parachute experiment and tomorrow Mary Connolly, a local beekeeper is coming by to tell the kids all about bees and to do a fun activity. On Friday, after we make and can some pickles , we’ll have our resident astronomer, Ginny Renehan, do a great solar system activity with us. Next week we’ll be baking bread, taking the train into the Boston’s Musuem of Science, among other things. But first, the kids are clamoring for fishing–Gotta go!…. it’s going to be a great summer! If any of your readers want in on the fun, check out the website.
Have you heard of Lytro yet?- the new camera that captures “living pictures”. The way it works is it captures the entire field of light and in turn gives you the capability to choose what you want to be in focus. You can also share the image with other people and they can change the focus again themselves. It looks like it gives you the ability to change depth of field, without really knowing what you are doing. Pretty cool technology and I would love to see it in person, so I added myself to the waiting list. You can check out more images and info at http://www.Lytro.com
Down & Derby celebrate St. Peter’s Fiesta in G-town, Ma. At one of our favorite pubs! Good times for certain @ The Rhumb Line 6-24-2011
Relay for Life of Cape Ann Addison Gilbert Oncology nurse, Lisa Zellenka, RN, OCN, takes a break at this year’s Relay for Life of Cape Ann held last weekend to benefit the American Cancer Society. Throughout the year, Lisa and her entire family (ages 6-66) provide fund-raising opportunities through their team "Heaven Can Wait." Joining them were many other teams made up of family and friends to make the Ninth Annual Relay for Life of Cape Ann another successful event.
Teams were made up of six-15 members and the Relay began at 6 p.m. at Newell Stadium located at Gloucester High School. One member of each team remained walking the track from 6 p.m. June 17 until 9 a.m. on June 18. Following a survivors walk at 6 p.m., music, food and friendship were just part of this special evening. A luminarian ceremony took place at 9 p.m. listing all those being honored and remembered.
From The St. Peter’s Fiesta History:
In 1927 one of the Italian-American fishing captains, Salvatore Favazza, had a life-sized statue of St. Peter enshrined in the heart of the Italian district. Soon the fishermen and their families began to pray before this image of their patron saint. It wasn’t long before the wives and mothers of the fishermen began formulating plans for a religious procession to be held annually on June 29 in honor of St. Peter. Gradually, this annual procession grew to a day-long demonstration of faith to the protector of all fishermen.
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I’m sure Ed would appreciate some feedback on his camera work.
Earl Foote returns to his hometown of Gloucester, MA to perform in concert. The Earl Foote Band will be performing on Saturday night at the Cape Ann Community Cinema, 9PM doors open.(Located above Mystery Train Records). Tickets are $10.00 at the door or online at CapeAnnCinema.com. Don’t miss this event. Copies of “Gloucester Till the End” DVD’s will be on sale.
Special Guests will also be performing with Earl.
Come See The Boys Play The Song that Grabs You by The Heart and Has Brought Tears To So Many Eyes-
Gloucester Til The End
Video Slide_Show below
Tonight Don’t Forget To Watch Our Boys The Gloucester MA Sanfilippo Fishermen On Mark Burnett’s Expedition Impossible TONIGHT!
-and if you are going to be at The Fiesta, don’t forget to set your DVR to record the whole series.
Joe Sanfilippo has told me that we will be proud of the work ethic and attitude from our hometown men- Nino, Joe and Gus Sanfilippo on the primetime network show which premiere’s on ABC tonight at 9PM!
Mark Burnett recently joined twitter and will be live tweeting during the show. As you know Mark Burnett doesn’t spare any expense and the production values for this show will be over the top (like everything else he does, like Survivor for example).
Here are some pictures of Joe, Gus and Nino on their Gloucester Fishing Boat The Captain Domenic-
In celebration of his new, epic summer reality series, “Expedition Impossible,” Mark Burnett will be up on Twitter at @MarkBurnettTV on Thursday, June 23 from 9:00-10:00 p.m., ET and PT, during the premiere of the show, to offer commentary on the exciting action taking place, as well as behind-the-scenes anecdotes.
In addition, ABC.com will host a live “Chat Party” during the airing of “Expedition Impossible,” where viewers can come to the site, take a look at Mark’s tweets and chat with other fans during the show. The “Chat Party” will go live at 9:00 p.m., ET/6:00 p.m., PT on Thursday and remain live until the conclusion of the west coast airing at 10:00 p.m., PT.
For more on “Expedition Impossible,” visit ABC.com at http://abc.go.com/shows/expedition-impossible.
On the premiere episode, “Sun! Sand! Sahara!,” the 13 teams of ordinary Americans set out on the adventure of a lifetime across the ancient kingdom of Morocco, battling rugged terrain, untamable animals and each other. After facing the sand dunes of the Sahara and the cliffs of Todra Gorge, one team will be eliminated.
Adventurer, zoologist, big cat trainer and all around risk taker Dave Salmoni hosts the show.
Featuring high adventure and human drama, “Expedition Impossible” follows 13 teams of 3, racing in a fun expedition across vast deserts, over snow capped mountains and through raging rivers in the beautifully exotic, fabled kingdom of Morocco. Each week a new stage of the expedition will be revealed to the teams. Will they crumble under the pressure of having to think clearly in the wilds of the great outdoors, or will they find a way to work together to complete their adventures? And if one person quits, the entire team is eliminated. After 10 stunning legs of competition with drama, comedy and great characters, one team will cross the finish line first to claim victory. Each winning team member will receive $50,000 ($150,000 total for the team) as well a new Ford Explorer.
Here’s a four part video series I taped with the guys-