That Juni Van Dyke from the Rose Baker Senior Center (she’s been there 20 years) is working on an amazing quilting project called “Gloucester: A Community of Neighborhoods” banner project? Fifteen neighborhoods have been identified so far to be included in this collaboration overseen by the senior citizens at the Rose Banker Senior Center under the direction of Juni Van Dyke. The neighborhoods include West Gloucester, East Gloucester, Magnolia, Annisquam, Lanesville, Rocky Neck, the Waterfront, Briar Neck, Stage Fort Park, Riverdale, Bayview, Downtown (East Main Street, West Main Street, Rogers Street, and the Library neighborhood). The project started in the Fall of 2010. There is a core group of 18 seniors that meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and bring snacks to share with each other. They love the project and it has created a great sense of camaraderie, support and sharing between the participants. When completed, the banners will be hung at City Hall and auctioned as a fundraiser for the City Hall Restoration project and the Senior Center.
Pictured here are West Gloucester (created by Lois Stillman) and The Fort created by Pauline Dion and Gerri Lovasco – good friends who grew up on the fort. The photos really don’t do them justice; these quilts are incredibly detailed and beautifully made. Rocky Neck is the next neighborhood banner that has been started and so far includes the paint factory, but additional input and collaboration is desired from the artists of Rocky Neck. If you are interested in being involved in collaboration input on your neighborhood (particularly Rocky Neck, as that is the neighborhood currently being worked on), contact Juni at 978-526-7248, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A two hour video compressed 32 times fast. Camera mounted to the rigging and shot using the Kodak zx-3
We are running our annual Summer Overstock Sale tomorrow through Sunday over at Coveted Yarn. There will be quite a bit of yarn on sale both online at http://www.covetedyarn.com and in the store at 121 East Main St. I was wondering if you would be so kind as to put the word out for us. Our hours for the sale are:
Friday 10:00 am to 9:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
We will have some special guests on Saturday and Sunday. Leslie Wind, a silversmith from Rockport who makes beautiful shawl pins and Tewelry (tools you can wear) and also Heather Bolcome Spellman, a Gloucester native and yarn dyer under the trade name of Mad Color Fiber Arts. Come on by and Satisfy Your Yarning!
– Coveted Yarn
121 E. Main St.
Gloucester, MA 01930
Since settling here in 2010, I’ve wanted to learn the ins and outs of lobstering. To get me started, Jim Waddell of Rockport took me aboard Dolphin II out of Pigeon Cove as he tended his pots in Sandy Bay. It was a marvelous morning; I learned a lot and ate very well.
My thanks to Jim for his warm hospitality.
Good Morning Joey~
Just thought that I would share with you readers our new friend…she shows up in our swimming pool at least 3 times a day…She is seen here with her friend who recently has had some "plastic surgery" if you know what I mean…………Seriously though, she splashed down last night even with 8 people on the deck having dinner….We’ve named her "Rudder."
Mary Ann Boucher
Boy Scout Troop 112 Fundraiser to defray costs of equipment and Summer camp.
Free Car Wash
Saturday, July 16, 2011
East Gloucester Marina, East Main St., Gloucester
8am to 12pm
Before and After. The GMG\Ryan Wood Sail
Do you really want to see what came in between these Three shots?
Look for the money shot on Monday!
If You Dare.
OH O! THEY SPOTTED ME!
I didn’t take too many pictures because I was having such a great time last night but I’m sure we will be getting some photos from our friends that were aboard.
Huge thanks to Paul Giacalone of the Old Cuban Cigar Co, Bobby Ryan at Ryan and Wood for the fantastic rum tastings and of course our hosts The Ellis Family and the Thomas Lannon.
If everyone else had half as much fun as I did I’d say it was a wildly successful event.
If any of you guys wants to send your pictures I’d love to post them.
Cape Ann TV’s After-the-Beach Video Club visits the Gloucester Schooner Adventure at the Marine Railway on Rocky Neck. Joanne Souza, Schooner Adventure’s Executive Director, describes the ship’s newly restored windlass to the students.