Monthly Archives: July 2013
Hi GMG & Joey:
Here’s a few Summer shots from around town today 7-10-2013. (The Boulevard & Annisquam)
Cape Ann Imagery
“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
Sometimes called the first environmentalist, Thoreau, born and raised in Concord, Massachusetts, was mentored by the Transcendentalists Ralph Waldo Emerson and Bronson Alcott, his neighbors. His book Walden, about the two years he spent living in a hut he had built himself on Emerson’s woodlot at Walden Pond, has become a classic of American literature for its introspection blended with natural history. His Civil Disobedience, written as an explanation of his non-payment of taxes as a protest against the Mexican-American war, is still influential, and his books on his journeys to Maine, Canada and Cape Cod go much deeper than mere travelogues. Thoreau is also credited with the invention of raisin bread.
The Fish on Fridays series is a collaboration between Gloucester photographers Kathy Chapman and Marty Luster. Look for various aspects of Gloucester’s centuries-old fishing industry highlighted here on Fridays.
Capt. Russell Sherman (burgandy t-shirt) and his crew splice in F/V Lady Jane’s new nets after they lost the last ones on what “might have been an anchor.” Russell’s wife Chris (holding t-shirt, with the Northeast Seafood Coalition (http://northeastseafoodcoalition.org) says they worked around the clock to replace the torn nets. They expected to leave soon for several days, looking for cod, among other species.
Color photos © Kathy Chapman 2013
July 20 Entertainment Stages
(SOVEREIGN STAGE) @ Sovereign Bank Upper Main St.
- 6:00 PM – A Little Bit Country
- 7:00 PM A short interlude with the Rose Baker Singers
- 7:20 PM – Honky Tonk Women of Gloucester
- 8:20 PM – Not That Blonde
- 9:20 PM – Lauriellen and the Boys
(SARGENT STAGE) – Middle Main St. by Sargent House
- 6:00 PM – Dr. Bones’ Circus of Marvels
- 7:00 PM – Fraternal Combustion Engine
- 8:00 PM – Inge Berge
- 9:00 PM – The Electric Ear with Special Guest Flag Worship
(MYSTERY TRAIN STAGE) – Lower Main Street in front of Mystery Train Records and the CA Cinema
- 6:00 PM – T. Max
- 7:00 PM – Joe and Renee
- 8:00 PM – Cape Ann Dance Company
- 8:30 PM – Alek Razdan and the Polygroove Orchestra
*All times approximate
See complete list of all Block Party music @ all downtown venues sorted by time here.
Join Us for Arcadian Winds
Date: July 14, 2013
Location: Crowell Chapel
Artist: Arcadian Winds
“A Night at the Opera!”
The Arcadian Winds woodwind quintet will present their program “A Night at the Opera!” a celebration of famous arias by Puccini, Verdi and Bizet in addition to their own popular arrangement of Wagner’s “Siegfried Idyll.” Other works include excerpts from Paquito D’Rivera’s “Aires Tropicales.” The sound of the woodwind quintet offers a broad range of depth, color and variety of sounds, that lends itself perfectly to these rich vocal works. The majority of the program will feature arrangements unique to Arcadian Winds, created by clarinetist and longtime Arcadian Winds member, Mark Miller.
Brindisi from La Traviata Verdi [1813–1901]/arr. M. Miller
Sigfried Idyll Wagner [1813–1883]/trans. M. Miller
Aires Tropicales D’Rivera [b. 1948]
4. Vals Venezolano
Carmen Suite Bizet [1838–1875]/arr. M. Miller
5. Couplets and Toreador Song
“Songs Without Tenors” arr. M. Miller
La donna è mobile (from Verdi’s Rigoletto)
Una furtive lagrima (from Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’amore)
E lucevan le stele (from Puccini’s Tosca)
Nessun dorma (from Puccini’s Turandot)
Ah! mes amis…Pour mon âme (from Donizetti’s La Fille du régiment )
ARCADIAN WINDS was founded at Boston University in 1987 as a woodwind trio consisting of flute, clarinet, and bassoon. The ensemble expanded to a wind quintet in 1989 and has since premiered almost 50 new works and championed many others. As recipients of Chamber Music America’s “Residency Partnership Grant” in 2004, the Arcadian Winds provided a year-long intensive chamber music experience for students in the Boston Public Schools, culminating in a performance of a commissioned piece by Daniel Pinkham for the programs’ top wind players. With a strong commitment to education, the group continues to bring chamber and contemporary music into the public, private and community schools in the Boston Area including ongoing work as faculty with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra.
The Eco Boutique is located at 186 Main Street, in Brown’s Mall (to the right as you enter the mall, although they also have an entrance straight on to Main Street). Like many of the stores I’ve reviewed, they carry a variety of items, including clothes for all ages (men and women) and hand-made jewelry, but they also have a very specific focus: used children’s clothing! That is good news for anyone with kids, because we all know how fast they grow, and parents often have used children’s clothes to get rid of and need new ones too! Of course, in some families they use the hand-me-down solution; growing up, I often used clothes that had belonged first to my cousins and then to my older brother… But that isn’t possible for everyone. So, here’s a good place to get into the circle of recycling gently used children’s clothing!
Being just a bit east of the intersection of Main St. and Pleasant St., it’s very easy to find, and you can park at the lot a block away on Pleasant St. (a good central location to part for you to visit practically any of the Main St. stores I’ve mentioned). Their hours are: Sun. 12-5PM, Mon-Wed. 10-5PM, Thurs. 10-7PM, Fri-Sat. 10-6PM.
Next up: The Past Present Shoppe!
Greetings Joey C; Working up my ambition to put together some info about my ancestors & Gloucester fishing. Everything works slower with age.
I built this model and named it after my Grandfather Austin Adams who was mate on the Jesse Costa when she got lost all hands in Dec 1916 delivering it to Newfoundland .more to follow. Roger Francis
Toby Pett writes:
Steak Bomb – 11 american cheese, peppers, onions, and linguica no mushrooms, no salami…NOT a Bomb…
I tend to agree.
Just because someone calls it a steak bomb is it a steak bomb?
Like if I served a tuna sub and called it a Steak Bomb does that make it a Steak Bomb?
Magnolia Events This Weekend! Don’t Miss These!
The Annual Magnolia Art Show will be held this weekend! This very popular annual event showcases paintings, sculptures, mixed media & photographs from Cape Ann’s fine artists. All displayed works are also for sale, and a portion of all proceeds will benefit your Magnolia’s Library & Community Center. Please join us at 1 Lexington Ave on Friday from 7-9pm (includes an artist’s reception with champagne punch & light refreshments, or on Saturday (10-7) or Sunday (10-4). Support your community & local artists, and have a great time!
Also on Saturday is the Magnolia Historical Society’s Cookout and open house. Enjoy free BBQ fare from 11-2 and a tour of their building at 46 Magnolia Ave!
Save the Date! The annual Magnolia 5K Road Race will be held Saturday August 24. An adult & a Children’s race, pancake breakfast and family activities will be held at the Magnolia Library & Community Center and along Lexington Ave. This is event you will NOT want to miss!
“Everything at Newell Stadium is proceeding well and on schedule. Final
preparations include installation of lavatories and an elevator lift to the
press box, ” stated GFAA spokesperson, Pamela Ashe.
The Friends of the Rockport Library hold their annual summer book sale on Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday July 21 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Members’ Preview Sale is Thursday, July 18 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Members can enjoy refreshments along with the best selection of books. Memberships available at the door.
Come browse for novels, mysteries, history, crafts, children’s books and much more. Most hardbacks priced at $1.50, most paperbacks at 50 cents or 3 for a $1.00, trade backs at $1.00 each, and selected high quality editions at special prices.
Profits from the book sales are used to supplement programs at the library including the Cabin Fever movie series, the authors’ series, special programs for children, and museum passes.
The sale is held on the second floor of the Rockport Public Library at 17 School Street.
Schooner Adventure’s Gloucester History Sharing Program
Come see images of old Gloucester and share your own memories during these monthly presentations at the Rose Baker Senior Center.
Next program: July 12, 2013 (10am)
Gloucester Lost, Part 1: Urban Renewal on Duncan Point (aka Harbor Loop) What happened to Locust, Ivy, Railway, Wharf and Water Streets? See images of the buildings and streets that were removed during the 1960’s Urban Renewal Projects. For more info contact Beth Welin 978-281-8079 or firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s Navy Weekend in Rockport!
On Saturday night July 13 at 6:30 the Navy Vs Rockport Police softball game is always a good time. Is this the year for the Navy to shine? Live DJ and food available
On Sunday from 8AM-10AM a pancake breakfast will be served at Brackett’s Restaurant. This is the Navy committee’s major fundraiser. Enjoy the best breakfast value in Town, look out over Rockport Harbor and visit with the Midshipman and sailors. $5.00 donation at the door
On Sunday afternoon, the Navy Band is coming to Rockport High School !
The Northeast Navy Pops Ensemble is comprised of talented musicians from around the country and provides musical entertainment for audiences of all ages. The versatility of this group allows it to play a wide variety of musical styles, including modern and traditional concert band, patriotic favorites, and popular hits of today.
The concert is at 1:30 PM and FREE of charge. Tickets are still available. Go to www.rocnavcom.org for information
Visit our facebook page, rockport navy committee for more information.
PS Thanks, Joey!