Monthly Archives: April 2013

Good Morning Gloucester FOB Virtual Online Gallery and Pop-Up Shop Now Live

Good morning Joey,
We have set up the Good Morning Gloucester FOB Online Gallery and Pop-Up Shop on our site at http://capeanngiclee.com/blog/good-morning-gloucester-fob-show-online-store where people can go and see all the artwork that is is in the show and all the prints are available for purchase.
For those who can make it in to see the show we are open 10 – 5 thru Saturday please come on by and browse the gallery.
And don’t forget to VOTE for your favorite print in our studio – the winner will receive a $100, 2nd place $50 and 3rd place $25 gift certificates to Cape Ann Giclee. The winners will be announced on Saturday.
Thank you to all the artists who displayed work and everyone who has come to see the show!

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Chickity Check It! WOODCARVING WITH DAVID CALVO In North Shore Magazine

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Woodcarving With David Calvo

February 25, 2013

Ask David Calvo if he thinks woodcarving is a dying art and he’ll cut through the suggestion like a bandsaw through birch. By Andrew Conway- photograph by Joel Laino

“I’ve taught students from every state, as well as Canada and Mexico,” he says, referring to his ever-growing network of passionate craftsmen and women who come to his renowned woodcarving and sculpture studio and school in Gloucester to learn the ancient art for themselves.

To view the entire article at North Shore Magazine follow this link

Soccer Clinic

From Melissa Cox: Councilor Ward 2

Six seniors from the GHS Girls Varsity Soccer team, Kali Cook, Bianca Giacalone, Caroline Greeke, Melodie Orrell, Lexi Psalidas, Elle Wierbicky and one Gloucester coach, Allie Walsh will be joining Jason Moore, Gloucester resident and owner of Moore Soccer Academy to help run a free youth soccer clinic in Newtown, CT on Saturday April 6th. Over 150 players are expected to attend. Jason and the GHS team have received tremendous support from the Gloucester community for this project but is still in need to cover hotel and travel expenses. This is an experience that will stay with the four GHS Girls Varsity Soccer team for the rest of their lives.

Many people have made cash donations to help offset the travel expenses of this trip; however anyone wishing to help can contact Jason Moore directly at: jtm16rapids@hotmail.com, 978-559-9096 or mail checks to Moore Soccer Academy, 10 West Dane Street, #2, Beverly, MA 01915. Checks made payable to Moore Soccer Academy, write Newtown in the subject line.

Jason Moore, Gloucester resident and owner of Moore Soccer Academy is a retired Major League Soccer midfielder (D.C. United, Colorado Rapids, Chicago Fire and New England Revolution). Moore Soccer Academy currently runs Saturday morning clinics for all ages at the Danvers Indoor Sports Arena.  Jason also runs an after school soccer program at the Gloucester YMCA.

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  From Left to Right: Kali Cook, Bianca Giacalone, Jason Moore, Caroline Greeke

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Franke with John Schindler at Old Sloop Coffeehouse

April 6 – Bob Franke
with John Schindler at Old Sloop Coffeehouse

Advance tickets can be gotten at http://www.rockportucc.org/April06-2013.htm, Toad Hall Bookstore, or Gloucester Music.

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Bob Franke

Bob Franke’s songs are considered classics, fueled by his deep faith and the real-life lessons taught him by his 30-odd years of playing everywhere from concert halls to street corners. Bob has appeared in concert at coffeehouses, colleges, festivals, bars, streets, homes and churches in 33 states, four Canadian provinces and England. His concerts have appeared in lists of the top five musical events of the year chosen by critics in the Boston and San Francisco Bay areas. In 1990, he was nominated as an Outstanding Folk Act by the Boston Music Awards.

Consider this list: Peter, Paul and Mary; David Wilcox; John McCutcheon; Sally Rogers; Lui Collins; Garnet Rogers; June Tabor. These well-known artists (and many more) all sing and record Bob’s music. Seasoned veterans and novices alike are drawn to the complex, warm-hearted spirituality and captivatingly clear-cut melodies of Franke’s songs.

“It’s his integrity. I always think of Bob as if Emerson and Thoreau had picked up acoustic guitars and gotten into songwriting. There’s touches of Mark Twain and Buddy Holly in there, too.”

– Tom Paxton

John Schindler

Originally from Saint Louis Missouri, John was influenced early on by that town’s rhythm and blues and his Oklahoma mother’s singing. This funky start was drastically tempered by a nine-year stint in a Catholic seminary where silence and Gregorian chant were his daily bread. After leaving the brotherhood, and armed only with his vow of poverty, John moved to New England and pursued the path of an itinerant musician, playing in sundry bands and bad barrooms. It was during this time, he realized, that his audience could not understand Latin.

Winner of both the 2003 Boston Folk Festival Songwriting Contest and the 2006 Rose Garden Coffeehouse Song Contest, John has also been a finalist in many other song contests.

“John Schindler is full of wonderful, insightful songs that will find their way into the repertoire of other folksingers. John’s songs really connect!”

– Dick Pleasants, WUMB

RD Tech Tip: Credit Card Swipers for Your Small Cape Ann Shop

EJ asked me about credit card swipers and I think we both knew about the same amount. That there were two out there that worked easily on smartphones. PayPal Reader and The Square. (Click either for signup and more info.)

The Square on the left and PayPal Reader on the right

The Square on the left and PayPal Reader on the right

So it’s 2013 and Rubber Duck thinks it is time for all the galleries and small shops to get one of these if they are still using the old paper ka-chunk machine for credit card transactions. Even the old phone swipe machines are old technology and slow. Are you going to lose sales if you don’t upgrade? Maybe. Crowded shop on Saturday and you want to spend time with the customers and they don’t want to wait in line while you either ka-chunk or use the telephone to call in a card.

Rubber Duck recommendations. What you need:

1) Smartphone. Android or iPhone both can use them. You probably already have one or you already know if you are an iPhone person or an Android person. Joey likes Androids, I like iPhones, personal choice. (Do make sure your phone version is new enough. It likely is.) There is a caveat to the iPhone. It is very easy to turn an iPad into a cash register. If you have wireless in your shop that iPad is a cash register and a credit card swiper. Clear all the old tech away and you may not need the smartphone.

2) PayPal Reader or The Square. Kind of a toss up. Both are dead simple to use once you have given them all your documentation. Rates are 2.75% or 2.7%. I hope everyone picks both then complains about the percent. Competition will drive it to a more reasonable 1.85% of the old ka-chunk. But that extra one percent is worth the convenience.

One caveat: If you already have a PayPal commercial account as a collection source I would look at their set-up first. If you are really pinching pennies The Square rebates the ten bucks you paid for it. And the deals you can get on smartphones are pretty decent lately. You don’t need the newest model iPhone 5. You can get the iPhone 4S for 99 cents when you sign the two year deal. Same kind of deals on Androids since the wicked awesome Samsung Galaxy S4 that tracks your eyeballs is coming out the S3 is/will be cheap.

Will I buy lobsters from Joey with a swipe next to the scale? Sometimes cash is the handiest and 2.7% would pay for a few rubber boots. But transactions in a gallery where the tourista only has a card and not much time, it’s a good fit. It only takes one extra impulse purchase per month to easily cover the cost.

Imagine you have a card table in front of the store with mugs. Someone walking by likes one. Swipe right there, they sign the phone with their finger, and done.

Marie and Carl Silva Family

Many, many thanks to the Carl and Marie Silva Family for sharing their story about the origins of their altar, family traditions and celebrations for the St. Joseph Film Project. As are all the altars, Marie’s is beautiful, and I especially love the added touch of the vine covered trellis.

Marie Silva Family ©Kim Smith 2013

Back row left to right ~  Lily, Linda, Carl, Marie, Jennifer, and Eric; front row Sylvia and Luke. Click image to view larger. 

Rick Doucette and Christian O’Donnell Podcast ~ Listen here

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Rick Doucette on Easter Morning

If you were in church at 9am on Easter Sunday instead of listening to the radio, your reward is below: listen to a podcast of Aurelia Nelson’s interview, on her North Shore 104.9 show Curtain Up, with YMCA Teen & Camping Services Director, Rick Doucette and Christian O’Donnell, one of the teen leaders who is going on the New Orleans trip during April Vacation.

You can see a complete list of all teens going on the trip here.

It’s not too late to get tickets to Saturday’s Mardi Gras in April concert, that will help pay for the trip, featuring Henri Smith and Charles Neville at the historic Larcom Theatre in Beverly.  Here’s a video of these two New Orleans greats at Celebrate Gloucester in 2010.

Get tickets here and help local teens pay for their April Vacation service learning trip.

Thursday ♪♫♪ Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line with Dennis Brennan, Matt Stubbs and Chris Rivelli 8-11

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Special treat this Thursday As we welcome a new guy to our fold. Mr. Dennis Brennan, vocalist and harp master, will be doin’ his thing with the likes of his  (and my!) good buddies, Mr. Matt Stubbs and  Roomful Drummer  Mr.Chris  Rivelli. Matt tears up the place no matter where it is and bongo boy really makes the groove happen. I’m looking’ forward to a great night of madness and martinis. Wear support hose.

  I’m takin’ next week April11, off. I’m putting’ on my muddy boots and heading’ down to N’Awlins once again to hang out at the BP Oil Spill® Festival. Sponsored by Walt Disney, this outfit really knows how to get down and dirty. Corporations are people, too, my friends, and I’m so pleased that their ads show their great humanity and humility. Now if I could just get that oyster to stop waving’ a white flag….
Filling in the cavity left by my departure will be that friendly drummer, Jeff Casper and his band: Erin and the Soul Drivers, with my favorite big-eared bass buddy, Mr. Russell Keyes.
And write this down: April 18 Ms. Mari Martin returns with a blistering band featuring Bob Enik, on glitar, Jim Gambino, on keys, and Andrew Jones, on Drums. Last time Mari sang here, the heavens opened and stayed open.
And April 25, welcome back Mr. Greg Lutrell, fabulous guitarist and singer. He’s just got back from China, where he’s been all winter playing music and hacking into North Korea’s Sun Yung Guy’s  porno pod.
DON’T FORGET: we start at 8 pm now ,not 9. You’re the best. We love you!
I’m still not on Facebook, due to the large volume of nonsense, so , if you’ve got friends who want to know what’s going on, send me their email addresses. No pressure, no salesman will visit your home.

Check out Dennis Brennan

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Bob Franke with John Schindler~Old Sloop Coffee House~ April 6, 2013, 7:30 PM

Day of show suggested contribution: $12
65 or over: $7, under 18: $5, family: $24

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Bob Franke’s songs are considered classics, fueled by his deep faith and the real-life lessons taught him by his 30-odd years of playing everywhere from concert halls to street corners. Bob has appeared in concert at coffeehouses, colleges, festivals, bars, streets, homes and churches in 33 states, four Canadian provinces and England. His concerts have appeared in lists of the top five musical events of the year chosen by critics in the Boston and San Francisco Bay areas. In 1990, he was nominated as an Outstanding Folk Act by the Boston Music Awards.

Consider this list: Peter, Paul and Mary; David Wilcox; John McCutcheon; Sally Rogers; Lui Collins; Garnet Rogers; June Tabor. These well-known artists (and many more) all sing and record Bob’s music. Seasoned veterans and novices alike are drawn to the complex, warm-hearted spirituality and captivatingly clear-cut melodies of Franke’s songs.
“It’s his integrity. I always think of Bob as if Emerson and Thoreau had picked up acoustic guitars and gotten into songwriting. There’s touches of Mark Twain and Buddy Holly in there, too.”

– Tom Paxton

Learn more about Bob Franke at http://www.bobfranke.com.

JohnSchindler
Originally from Saint Louis Missouri, John Schindler was influenced early on by that town’s rhythm and blues and his Oklahoma mother’s singing. This funky start was drastically tempered by a nine-year stint in a Catholic seminary where silence and Gregorian chant were his daily bread. After leaving the brotherhood, and armed only with his vow of poverty, John moved to New England and pursued the path of an itinerant musician, playing in sundry bands and bad barrooms. It was during this time, he realized, that his audience could not understand Latin.

Winner of both the 2003 Boston Folk Festival Songwriting Contest and the 2006 Rose Garden Coffeehouse Song Contest, John has also been a finalist in many other song contests.
“John Schindler is full of wonderful, insightful songs that will find their way into the repertoire of other folksingers. John’s songs really connect!”

– Dick Pleasants, WUMB

Learn more about John Schindler at http://www.reverbnation.com/johnschindler.

Over /Under On How Fast The Rutgers Basketball Coach Gets Fired Poll

I understand he’s officially suspended but there’s no way this guy doesn’t get fired, only question is how fast Rutgers can get rid of this guy.

I’m thinking if the AD had seen the tape and didn’t do anything about it he’s gonna go too, no?

NBC Casting Is Calling And If This One Wasn’t Made For Sista Felicia They Ought To Get New Casting Agents

NBC is casting a BRAND NEW prime-time cooking competition show and we are looking for the best home cooks in Boston!

Food Fighters (working title)

Do you have a handful of dishes in your back pocket that are so good you think you can beat a professional with them?  Have you had recipes passed down through generations of family members that you’ve honed and perfected!?  If not, do you know of the best home cook in Boston!  Is there someone you know who makes the best mac and cheese of chili you’ve ever had?!  Nominate someone today!  

We are looking for amateur chefs to take on professionals in a new cooking showdown!  As an amateur chef on our show, you get to use your own tried and true recipes!  And there is life-changing cash on the line!

For more info, visit www.nbc.com/casting (FOOD FIGHTERS) and email us at this address with the following info:

-Your name

-Occupation

-Contact information (including phone number and email)

-2 to 3 photos of you

-2 to 3 photos of your best homemade dishes

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