Monthly Archives: August 2011
Filmed using my favorite little cheapie camera the Kodak Playsport Zx3 which just so happens to be waterproof down to 9 feet under as well as able to take 60 frames per second of video (something that most DSLR cameras costing thousands more don’t even have. Mounted to the bed of my pickup using the Kayalu nClamp mount
"Insanity is repeating the same behavior and expecting a different result."
Albert Einstein <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Einstein> (1879 – 1955),
Born in Germany of non-observant Jewish parents, Einstein is often cited as
the most powerful scientific thinker since Isaac Newton, whose mechanical
model of nature he replaced with nuclear, and later quantum, physics. His
theories of general and special relativity, Brownian motion, and the
photoelectric effect, for which he was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize in
Physics, form the basis of the generally accepted perspective on the
universe. He is credited with warning Franklin Roosevelt of Hitler’s plans
to build atomic weapons, thus setting the Manhattan project into motion,
although he was previously an ardent pacifist, having left Germany in the
1930’s for The Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. Einstein spent
much of his later years searching for a Unified Field Theory, which would
encompass gravitation, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear
forces. This unification has still not been achieved.
click pic for Albert Einstein Wiki Page
All winners go to Lunenburg:
1. Linnea Williams/Jimmy Tarantino
6:19 (win by default)
1. Randy Parisdi/LJ Robertson 6:05
2. Joey Ciolino/Kyle Edmonds 6:30
1. Karen Conan/Heather Fraelick (by
1. Mike Harmon/John Scola 6:01
2. Lenny Billante/Jay Prince 6:01
3. Tim Oakes/Tommy Conrad 6:03
All three right on top of each other
at the finish
Seniors 1 mile course
1. Erik Dombrowski/Glenn Harrington
2. Joe Sanfillippo/Jeff Muise
Another photo finish. I forgot to
write the times down on the paper I
brought home. (9:16, 9:17 ???)
Success and Fun Reunion!
Rockport High School class of 1966, celebrated their 45th class reunion at
Gloucester House on July 30th. Those coming from far and near
made for a wonderful evening of catching up and talking about their
days at Rockport High School. Everyone had a wonderful time and are
talking about their next reunion!
Dorothy enjoys playing by creating “Color Cousins Wheels” she will be one of the featured artist Sunday Aug 14th 2011.
Some pre-ball photos I was able to grab before my battery died. We all know Ed Collard has great hair, but check him out here. A blast was had by all, and the costumes were amazing. Rocky Neck rules the wild, crazy and fun realm. David Cox was taking most of the photos, so here’s a nice photo of David taking photos. Also a nice pre-ball photo of the Madfish Wharf girls taken by guest artist, Caroline Stella. I think the wig suits Ed better than me.
This past Sunday’s mug up was amazingly well attended in spite of the deluge of rain we had? Our beloved leader Joey C. was there, as was Ed Collard and his daughter Amy and her fiancé Adam, Paul and Kathy Frontiero, Paul and Sue Morrison (with Monkey Bread!), neighbor Wendie Demuth of Wendie Demuth Photography, Jane Paznik-Bondarin and Andrew Karlin – FOB’s from Manhattan, FOB Becky Wuenchell brought fruit salad, Donna and Ed Ardizonni, neighbor Stevie Black, Kim Smith looking very coy, Alecia’s guy Mike (sorry to ID you that way Mike, but I don’t know your last name) showed up in the rain on his Ducati motorcycle with canoli’s and éclairs (yummm), Adam Bolonsky and his gal Yvonne brought absolutely delish carrot cake, Pete and Joyce Chamberlain brought bagels with cream cheese and lox, and a bunch of other stuff that I neglected to connect with the bringers. I’m sorry if I missed anyone. Of course, my deviled eggs are always a big hit (and this time instead of exploding them on the stove, the refrigerator froze them; but they still turned out fine). In other words, we had a bunch of awesome people, conversation, new and old friends and an abundance of really great food on beautiful Rocky Neck – what more could you ask for. Next Mug Up is Sunday, August 14, 10:00 am, 77 Rocky Neck, G3. Everyone is invited.
But wait, here comes a sailboat heading north to Maine. Hurry up, the sunrise is going.
I tried to get the dog and Rubber Duck in the foreground but they were having none of it. There was a puddle on the rock I needed them to stand on and they thought alligators would jump out of the water and eat them. Babies.
Use this link to find out where your sunrise is going to be. Click the box “sunrise” near the bottom and then just double click until you are in your backyard.
Here’s a new way for artists and art related businesses to expand their network, market, and donate to seARTS all at once! The Art Experience Marketplace (AEM). AEM is being pioneered by The Society for the Encouragement of the Arts (seARTS) who is assembling a booklet of donated "art experiences" (music and painting lessons, writing coaching, day with a film maker, etc.) This booklet will be available at the seARTS Fall Benefit on September 25, 2011. All donations will also be available online through fall 2012 or until they sell. Artists are asked to price the value of the art experience and donate 50% or more of the value. To be included in this book is a terrific marketing opportunity, because this is a brand new type of fundraising program which we hope will be highly talked about. For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Noted author and NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu is coming to Gloucester and will give a talk on Thursday, August 25th, at 7:30 p.m. at the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, 10 Church Street. Not to be missed! Call Annie Thomas, 978-283-7738 for more info. Tickets are $20, $10 for students, with proceeds supporting the work of GWC. (Tickets sold at The Bookstore, online at gloucesterwriters.org and available at the door.)
Reminder: David Rich reads from his new book of poems, Arshile Gorky at GWC, 126 East Main Street, next Wednesday, August 17, at 7:30 p.m.
Thanks to Good Morning Gloucester, Capt. Joe, Paul, and EJ and everyone else for all you have done for Gloucester! We love your wide range of posts and photos and the artwork is always amazing! We are so blessed to live here and you capture it and share it so beautifully!
Thanks to our Eco-tour Guide Silvie Lockerova for these great photos of our Dogtown version of Donna Ardizzoni’s “one hour at a time gang”! This is a great opportunity to hike in woods and explore local historical landmarks while helping take care of a great natural resource which is a key to Gloucester’s future as a mecca for Destination Ecotourism.
Dogtown is known as a mysterious place with a unique history. Walking trails lead us through woods, moraines, vernal pools, marshes and reservoirs. Today’s Dogtown is a deserted settlement, which brings us back to the history of 1650, when the first residence moved in. Today we can find ruins of stone walls and cellars along the way. Beside the trails are large boulders, originated more than 10,000 years ago. Some boulders were carved by workers employed by Roger Babson during the time of the Great Depression. There are written simple inspirational mottos, representing a “book on the stone” in nature.
Cape Ann Healing Center offers hikes accompanied by Eco-Tour Guide Silvie Lockerova and Eco-Tour Dog Atlas. Walks are done by appointment, usual meeting on Mondays and Saturdays morning at a familiar and convenient place. Pick up is possible.
The walk is designed to exercise, educate and raise awareness to protect our amazing green spaces and history.
Minimum 3 people, Price $25/ adult, children under 12 years $12.
On our eco-tour we offer a 90% discount for those who would like to spend some extra time cleaning specific sites of Dogtown from trash. Here, Annette Dion, Dr. Nicole and Atlas clean up at "Whale’s Jaw". Did you know that the DPW supplies free yellow bags for this service at any time?
Wear: hiking shoes, long pants, mosquito repellent and bring water, snacks, camera. The hike is moderate, approx. 3 hrs long.
Please note, hiking is at your own risk!
Thanks for helping us share this great offering!
Yours in Service,
How are you? My husband and I have been following your blog for over a year and met you at a block party last year. Not sure if you remember us Rich and Jess Bean from Medford.
Well we bought a house in Gloucester and moved up here in the middle of July and we couldn’t be happier! We read goodmorninggloucester every day and have been taking advantage of the great things Gloucester has to offer including the sidewalk bizarre, local craft fairs and artist, block party, music. Everyone has been so nice and friendly and we love the sense of community here (as well as the beautiful ocean, coves, rivers).
I was wondering if you could help me spread the word to locals on my business jessbean.com. I’m an administrative consultant helping small business and retiree’s with their clerical and administrative needs. It’s for businesses and people who don’t need someone full time but could use some one to come in once in a while to help with filing, data entry, spreadsheets, Quicken, or Quickbooks, etc.
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Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. And thanks for starting your blog. It was a big factor in us falling in love with Gloucester!