Monthly Archives: March 2013
This reminded me of Joey and the Rabbits Vacations together. Just Saying.
Who remembers this song? If you do not remember I can sing it to you while we are cleaning.
“Litterbug, Litterbug, shame on you!” “Look at the terrible things you do!” “Littering, cluttering every place.” “My, but it’s disgraceful!” “Litterbug, Litterbug, where’s your pride?” “Making a mess of the countryside.” “Soiling, and spoiling each lovely view.” “Shame, oh shame on you!” “It really makes one wonder what kind of house you keep.” “On every tour, the world is your personal garbage heap.” “Uncautious litterbug, litterbug, don’t you care?” “People must follow you everywhere.” “Cleaning up places that you’ve gone through.” “Litterbug, oh shame on you!”
We will be meeting again at St. Peter’s Square to do Main again and the Blvd.
Fishtown Players Present Martin McDonagh’s Lonesome West. Starring Roy O’Connor, Jay DiPrima, Michael McNamara and Kelly Newman.
Thursday April 4, Pay as you can at 7:30 Pm
Fri&Sat April 5,6, 12, 13, at 7:30 pm
Sun Paril 7, 14 at 3:pm
Thursday April 11, 7:30 Benefit for the Gloucester Writers Center
At the Gorton’s Theater (home of the Gloucester Stage Company)
267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA
Tickets $18, Seniors $15, Students $10.
for tickets to to http://www.fishtownplayers.com
The Sea Scouts recently celebrated its 100th year anniversary when Governor Deval Patrick declared October 8th, 2012 as the official Sea Scouts Day in Massachusetts. First inspired on the waters of the Massachusetts coast, the program is a national coed outdoor program for young adults ages 14 to 20 that promotes knowledge of our nation’s maritime heritage and provides young people with positive opportunities through hands-on maritime education, training and experiences. The Gloucester “Ship” would serve the North Shore and be a part of the Yankee Clipper Council, BSA, Inc.
“Sea Scouts is a perfect fit for Maritime Gloucester” says Geno Mondello, who directs the dory shop at Maritime Gloucester and served in the Gloucester Sea Scouts as a teen. Maritime Gloucester’s mission is to inspire students and visitors to value marine science, maritime heritage and environmental stewardship through hands-on education and experiences. Located on the waterfront adjacent to the Coast Guard Station at Harbor Loop, it offers boatbuilding and repair, rowing programs, maritime heritage artifacts and exhibits, sails and education aboard the Schooner Ardelle and marine science education and research in biological and physical science classrooms.
According to Amanda Madeira, former Captain of the tall ship Ernestina, who will serve as the Skipper of the group, “I am eager to work with young men and women from the area who are interested in connecting to the sea and developing maritime and marine science skills.” Ms. Madeira is a licensed schooner captain and marine science educator at Maritime Gloucester who has worked extensively with youth on active sailing and seafaring programs.
“We are very excited about the addition of a Sea Scout program on the north shore,” said Laura Moriarty, District Director of the Yankee Clipper Council. “We look forward to working with their team to support a strong program in the historic port of Gloucester.”
Maritime Gloucester is a non-profit organization located at 23 Harbor Loop in Gloucester. Maritime Gloucester prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, political belief or affiliation, veteran status, sexual orientation, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law.
For more information about serving as an adult volunteer or being a youth member, please contact Amanda Madeira at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 978-281-0470. You can also find more information about us at www.maritimegloucester.org or visit us on Facebook.
In case anyone else was wondering what this huge barge was doing in Smiths Cove today, it is there to replace two steel eye beams under the Rocky Neck Accommodations, so that it will be there for people to stay in and enjoy for many years to come.
Frances and Ann Margaret Ferrante
Chris Anderson writes:
Have to be the most negligent zookeepers on the planet right?
Like isn’t it the zookeepers job to make sure the big cats are fed so they don’t run around eating up the other animals?
Zookeeper 101 really, even I know that shit.
For the fourth year, Gloucester’s Rick Doucette, YMCA Teen & Camping Services director, is taking teens and chaperons from North Shore YMCAs to New Orleans during April Vacation to help people rebuild the City and even the Bayou — they plant trees as well as repair homes.
This trip works wonders on many levels: local teens are immersed in New Orleans culture; they feel the joy of having a profoundly positive impact on other people’s lives; they experience first-hand how working together builds a stronger community.
Most kids goof off during April vacation. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a firm believer in giving kids free-time to explore the world and become themselves. But something vital touches me when I hear that 47 local teens are going to donate their vacation time to work hard on a construction site or in a swamp so that people 1500 miles away can have a better life.
That’s one reason why Vickie and I are producing a concert next Saturday, April 6, featuring New Orleans natives Henri Smith & Charles Neville to help raise money for this trip. Last year, we sold out Minglewood Tavern on Mardi Gras, so we decided to take it to another level this year and host it at the historic Larcom Theatre in Beverly (more about that here).
Here’s a list of the adventurous teens who are going on the trip and the YMCA they belong to. Let’s honor them by helping to raise money so their parents don’t have to pay for their kids to work during April Vacation.
|BEVERLY YMCA||LYNCH VAN OTERLOO YMCA|
|Meghan Cafferty||Emma Knittle|
|Elizabeth Coughlin||Renee Pavolich|
|Anna Gibson||Emily Peugh|
|Nicholas Jalbert||Adam Rodgers|
|Rebecca Salah||SALEM YMCA|
|CAPE ANN YMCA||Catherine Marcoux|
|Michael Collins||Hannah Morin|
|Frederick Doucette Jr||Jakob Murtaugh|
|Christian O’Donnell||Will Parr|
|Kevin Redmond||Morgan Rogers|
|Conor Williamson||Aiden Scrimgeour|
|Zachary White||Shannon Tucker|
|Tyler Bailey-Jerome||Elektra Tzannus Newman|
|Molly White||Madeline Wiryo|
|Leia Sturtevant||Brenna Burke|
|Nicole Klink Marin||Ian Carter|
|Nicole Williamson||Nathaniel Clark|
|Shannon Gallagher||Catherine Coleman|
|John Brisson||Audrey Delgado|
|Zeke Pasquarelli||Chase Duffin|
|Jared Marshall||Jaclyn Jermym|
|Austin Sousa||Cole Jermym|
|Steven Verga||Abby Sherwood|
Let’s welcome back local chef and author of “Cooking with Iams®” Mr. Mike O’Connell. Mikey, with his business partners: Mr. Ixnay, Mr.Umpchay and Mr.Amscray has been busy prepping food for the latest nursing home season in Rockport, and is just rarin’ to go and whoop it up on our stage. He writes, he plays groovy catarrh, and he sings like an angel. He’s dying to get out of the house!!
Again, we bring you guit-slinger Dave Brown, the systolic swami of slide, to lubricate the proceedings. Also, Forrest “Frosty” Padgett, to pound the skins. You’ll be hearing Mikey’s toons as well as a eclectic compendium of past hits and failures. Gonna be a swell nite! Spread out!!
I shot this and a bunch of other photos on Sunday using an old Nikkor 24mm f2.8 manual lens that I got at a yard sale for $15. It was more work, but if you have lenses from your old SLR’s and they fit on your DSLR, try experimenting with them. You might be surprised with the results! Here’s more information on this.