Monthly Archives: June 2012
Congratulations on your graduations.
We couldn’t be prouder of you both.
You are both beautiful, smart and kind and to say that we are proud of the young adults you have become would be the understatement of the year.
Also kudos to Sista Felicia the maniac and the guy who does so much and leads their family with quiet strength Barry. You both are inspirational as to how to shower your children with love and always put them first. The results speak for themselves.
You guys have always been great kids. Kids that any family would be proud of. Now you’re great young adults. Keep on the track you’re on.
2012 Saint Peter’s Fiesta Altar construction begins. Kudos to those who do the work behind the scenes to bring us the best time of the year.
Saint Peter’s Fiesta Dates 2012-
Click below for a schedule of events
Get your hotel reservations now while there may be some availability.
Check out the live views from Gloucester Inns and Hotels on www.gloucesterwebcam.com
When the bridge goes up, like to get out of the car and check things out.
Coast Guard and high tide with splash over
They are actually forecasting a break in the weather for Thursday, so come on over to Rocky Neck and enjoy the first Night on Neck of the Season.
Trudging around a stone yard looking for just the perfect stepping stones for a client’s garden, in the ceaseless-downpour-and-howling-umbrella-ruining-wind that was yesterday, I had my family’s favorite Lemon Chicken Soup to look forward to serving for dinner. I think what makes this soup so restorative is the quantity of, and tanginess of, the lemons combined with the piles of rich flavorful mushrooms. Both my kids LOVE this recipe and at the first sign of a cold or flu they request it for dinner–a sure cure for whatever ails–or at least the very least, one will feel better for a few moments while consuming!
Cover a whole chicken with water, throw into the pot 1 onion quartered, 1-2 celery stalks, whole black pepper, and bouquet garni. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for approximately 1- 1.5 hours, until the chicken falls off the bone.
Remove the chicken to a cutting board and strain the stock. Set stock aside undisturbed for about fifteen minutes. Skim away the fat that has risen to the top. Cut the chicken into bite-sized serving pieces.
While preparing the soup, cook al dente 1/2 box of orzo.
2 Tbs. Olive oil
2 Garlic cloves
2 8-10 oz packages of button mushrooms, total 16 – 20 oz.
1 Zucchini or 3 carrots (or both)
3-4 celery stalks
4 Large Lemons
Fresh baby spinach leaves
Salt, pepper, and fresh thyme or dried thyme
Heat olive oil in a large pan with two cloves of garlic. Remove the garlic after about 30 seconds–when after just a hint of the garlic aroma has been released. Saute onions in olive oil until they are a pale golden brown. Add carrots and celery and cook until they give a tiny bit when pressed with a fork. Add mushrooms and cook down until deliciously soft and aromatic and much juice has been released. Add zucchini and cook for several minutes more. Pour the stock over the vegetable mixture. Add the cooked pasta. Squeeze the juice of 3 lemons, remove seeds, and add to the soup. Slice remaining lemon in half lengthwise and then into thin half-round slices. Squeeze the lemon slices gently to release the oil and zest as you toss into the pot. Add a pinch of thyme and salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Add handfuls of fresh spinach leaves just before serving.
Yesterday’s video introduced you to the Gloucester Blues Festival performers (click here if you missed it) and promised a week-long preview. Today, we feature the headliner Shemekia Copeland, whose stellar performance at the White House recently aired on WGBH TV. Watch the video and you’ll know why you have to get tickets now, so you can save $12.
Just since yesterday, we’ve received new music listings, including a live Blues Concert featuring Rita Chiarelli (Canada’s Queen of the Blues) at Cape Ann Community Cinema on Friday and T Max’s CD Release Party at the Dog Bar on Saturday. See new updated music lineup here.
Bradley Royds has spent the last year recording and producing some of the North Shore’s finest musicians. Now he is switching gears! As the summer rolls out, Bradley will be releasing a steady stream of his own recordings, both old and new, and don’t miss him as he throws himself headlong in to the live music scene. Be there every Thursday’s 8:00 to 11:00 for the month of June at Giuseppe’s.
Prime Rib Specials!
Wednesday, June 6th
Special Guest: RIC ST. GERMAIN!
The Master of Rockabilly himself… Ric just keeps getting
better and better! We’re sure to have fun this week! ~ Fly
Dinner with Fly Amero: 8 – 11pm
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prime Rib Dinner –$10.95 (while they last)
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Coming sooner than you think:
…to seeing you there! 🙂 ~ Fly
Day and days of fog…
Photo © Kathy Chapman 2012
Hey I just created and edit a blog that reaches an average of 38,000 people a day and won CBS Boston’s Most Valuable Blogger Award. What do I know, right?
I’m no professional but I’d like to offer up tips to the PR professional who may be responsible for getting out their client’s messages or their community organization’s message.
From an editor’s perspective who gets to decide what makes it on our pages I’ll offer up some tips on how to get the stuff you are interested in promoting, promoted.
Make it easy for the editor.
I’m running a business and get to tend to the blog in the sparse down time that I have from running the business that pays my bills. Make shit easy for me.
The best press releases are interesting stories that provide some type of payback for my readership.
In the email that you send me pitching your idea, type it out the way you would like it written and in the subject line type the title of the post the way you would like to see it on the blog.
I’m not too proud, I’m a goddamn professional copy and paster, believe me. If I can easily copy and paste your copy without it being in some crazy font or weird formatted margins that makes me happy. The worst is when I have to backspace 40 lines of copy to make it look like a normal paragraph and I tend to get irritated when I get something preformatted in some weird 7 words of copy per line. The absolute worst. I have better stuff to do than to realign your message. I can create much more interesting stuff for my readership in the limited time I have to work on my publication than what I will be editing for you, believe me.
In the email you send, include the hyperlinks to the corresponding organization or where you want the reader to go for more info.
Provide a nice pdf and think about where it will be displayed. For example: if your organization is making flyers to post on standard sized 8.5 x 11 inch paper for around town and you send that to me with standard sized font, when it gets shrunk down for display on the blog, the column which we display it will be about half that. So the standard sized font you used for a coffee shop flyer will be half that size when posted the blog and barely legible if legible at all.
If you continually send me stuff that I need to edit the shit out of to make work I will ignore you (unless I really like you and you bring me food).
This will be a weekly feature.
Pass it on.
Last night, St. Ann School celebrated the graduation of it’s 8th grade class with a Mass and graduation ceremony, followed by an great dinner! Here are few of my photos. For a full slideshow, follow this link.
Was in South Boston the other day and shot these pictures of the Tea
Party Museum and the Tea Party ship Beaver .
Check Out The Construction Of The Beaver In Web Videos By Clicking Below-
This is a sketch from a photo of some herring she took down our dock which she will use as reference for a much larger piece she will be working on. Look for our video interview tomorrow on these pages in which she begins her work on the larger work.
She also would like for people to pop in and check out her works in progress at the Goetemann Artist in Residency Studio (GRS) at 51A Rocky Neck Avenue
Check out her website here- www.katapostrophe.com
Ekaterina Smirnova, a Brooklyn based artist, started painting in a Russian art school in Siberia in 1991. Her style has been further developed at The Art Students League of NY, where Ekaterina has been a member since first moving to the United States in 2006. Watercolor, her main medium, and etchings are often exhibited at art shows around New York and the Northeast. In the past 4 years, Ekaterina has received various awards in juried shows including from The Salmagundi Club, Allied Artists of America and Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition (BWAC). Currently she is a Junior Scholar and a member of The Art Committee at The Salmagundi Club.
About The Goetemann Artists in Residency Program from The Rocky Neck Art Colony website:
This is the 8th year of the Goetemann Residency Program. The quality of the applications submitted continues to rise and there has been an increase in our geographical range. Applicants have come not only from the Boston area, state of MA and New England, but now there are many more national and international candidates. Choosing only 3 from this list caused us to examine more carefully candidates who best serve the colony’s interest in diversity of stylistic orientation, career level, and understanding of the mission and objectives of our community of Rocky Neck.
Just wanted to send a quick email to let you know I changed our blog from wordpress to blogger we are now ladyjfishingcharters.blogspot.com, I just find it easier to work with. Thanks so much for all of your help, your mentions drive the hits on the site! Everyone keeps telling us how much they liked the pics you posted of Dave and Maddie the day we visited, I might have to get some of those with your permission they will be great for the family album I will get around to making someday. Thanks again.
Erin K. Jewell
Check out all these previous posts about Dave and Zack aboard The Lady J-
Old Bike Rocky Neck From Anthony Marks
Saw this old bike in the bike rack at Sailor Stan’s on Rocky Neck were
there is art everywhere you look on the Neck.
Rowboat, Gloucester MA From Elinor Teele
This report was filed yesterday 6/4/12 by Bill O’Connor:
My neighbors lost their kayak overboard last night and I was hoping you would post this photo of it on the slim chance that it is still floating around in the harbor somewhere. People can call Anne at 978.281.4476 if they find it!
Bill O’Connor says:
Update: This was found on Eastern Point!
Bruce MacDonald chimes in with some useful information:
I saw the posting on the lost kayak and thought it might be useful to remind the GMG’ers about the Vessel Identification Sticker for Canoe, Kayak or Rowboat. They are usually available at the Coast Guard and Harbormasters office and serve a couple of purposes.
First, if it gets stolen or floats away, there are points of contact information on it, second if a canoe or kayak is found floating off shore and a man overboard is suspected, the same contact info may be used to confirm that someone may be missing or OK.
I hope this helps!