Community Stuff 8/16/13

GHS Boys Soccer Car Wash – this Saturday, August 17th from 9:30-1:30 at the Sears Parking lot.

Thank you so much.

Jodi Bertolino

GHS Boys Soccer Boosters Secretary

‘TINS OF TIME’ by Tin Can Sally will be featured from August 17 through September 6 at Local Colors Artists’ Cooperative, 121 Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Sally has taken this special collection of tins and transformed them into one-of-a-kind timepieces. Tins included are Singer Sewing Machine, Marilyn Monroe, Winnie the Pooh, Peter Rabbit, Gingersnaps, Zodiac, Schooners, Paddington, Snow White, and Lions and Tigers and Bears (OH MY!). Some of the tins are also music boxes and play tunes such as ‘Happy Birthday’ and ‘Whistle While You Work’. Summer hours are 10-6 Sunday through Thursday and 10-8 on Friday and Saturday.

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Local Colors Artists’ Cooperative

Hey there all you Patrons of the Arts!

This Saturday, August 17th, is the Second Annual Wet Paint Event and Auction.  Over 60 artists have signed up to paint their favorite scenes in Essex and donate them to the silent and live auction.  Here are the details:

Painter registration Saturday morning beginning at 8AM at the Waterline Center on Main Street.

Artists will be all over Essex for the day and they would love to have you come by and watch them at work.  Just look for the balloons!

Beginning at 5PM, there will be a gala event at the Cox Reservation on Eastern Avenue.  Chebacco Liquors will have a cash bar set up, Dana King and friends will be playing great music, Laurie Lufkin will be serving delicious food and you will be able to see, up close and personal, all of the wonderful art that was produced during the day right in Essex.

There will be both a silent and live auction component to the evening; most of the art will be sold during the silent auction, while some of the most interesting art will be sold during the live portion of the evening.  Last year there was competitive bidding and no one went home disappointed!

This entire evening is brought to you by Terri Eramo of Eventide Gallery at Periwinkles and the Essex Merchants Group.  Proceed from the evening will go directly to promoting Essex as a destination and to help promote other events for our town.

Tickets are $25 each and are available at Main Street Antiques, Periwinkles and other locations.  They are selling quickly so get yours now.  There may be a limited number available at the door, but don’t wait!

Butch and I are counting on you to come and hang out with friends and neighbors and support local art as well as the Merchants Group, buy some exceptional works of art, painted that day, right in our little town.  It is an event not to be missed!

See you on Saturday!

Susan and Butch

Looking for ASL “speakers” to master the art of signing

I’m learning ASL (American Sign Language) and wanted to see if GMG has any deaf/hard-of-hearing readers (I myself am a hearing person). I’d love to meet new people whose primary means of communication is signing. Is there anyone in Gloucester? I’ll treat you to a nice cup of coffee/tea for your troubles 🙂
Thank you so much!


Pottery Trail this Weekend! Look for the orange flags.

Download your map and listings at or get your

festival program at:

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson St., Gloucester

The Cape Ann Community Cinema foyer, 21 Main St., Gloucester

Cynthia Curtis Pottery Studio, 80 Pigeon Hill St, Rockport

and participating businesses around town

Tour around on the Pottery Trail this weekend. Open studios around Cape Ann and Beverly. Check out demos, see and purchase beautiful ceramics for table, spirit and home, schmooze, snack and learn.

Special events:

Extended hours for Beauty In Use: Ceramics from Cape Ann, Pucker Gallery and Beyond, Sat-Sun, 8/17-18, 10-6, Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson St., Gloucester

Diane Chen Demo, ceramic carving, Sat, 11-2, Cynthia Curtis Pottery, 80 Pigeon Hill St, Rockport

Demos at The Hive, Gloucester, Sat, 11-3, 11 Pleasant St, Gloucester

Clay Dreaming, Free Paint-Your-Own Pottery Studio fee with coupon in Festival Program, 186 Cabot St., Beverly

…and open studios at Ruth Worrall Pottery, Twin Lights Studio (Scott and Erin O’Sullivan-Place), Scott Tubby Fine Arts, Four Winds Pottery (Mary Kay Carbone), Pigeon Hill Pottery (Susan Hershey), Plum Cove Pottery (David Archibald), Dogtown Pottery (Anni Melançon), Marty Morgan Pottery, and Annisquam River Pottery (Nina Goodick)

IDRC Update

he IDRC heads to Lunenburg, NS

      A great day of racing with a limited field last Saturday produced winners in 4 out of 5 dory racing categories.  The first heat featured multi-time mixed doubles champs Elin D’Angelo/ Mike Frontiera in an exhibition race with first time competitors Tyler Edmonds/Thomas Beaton.  Both faired well in the race and completed the course with ease.  The second race was the Masters (Over 40) division with a rematch of last August’s barn burner between Mike Harmon/John Scola and Allan Murray/Bill Edmonds .  This year Harmon/Scola took an early lead and held it throughout the race.  Also, competing in the masters division for the 2nd time this year was the tandem of Alex Thomas/Donny Favaloro who continue to improve with race experience.  The final race Saturday delivered on its promise to be a tight heat.  Mark Duval/Joe Sanfillipo took on rivals Glenn Harrington/Erik Dombrowski and Chris/Nick Giacalone.  All 3 crews raced into the turning flags in a dead heat and the race home was on!  Duval/Sanfillipo and Harrington/Dombrowski continued the pace home changing leads with the help of some building waves.  In a final push (and crash into the start boat by Harrington/Dombrowski) Duval/Sanfillipo came away as victors in a photo finish.  What an exciting day of racing.  The final teams traveling to Canada will be announced once the rowers coordinate their individual schedules.

      On another note, the Fishermen’s Memorial Service will be held this Saturday at the Fisherman’s Statue on the boulevard at 5 PM.  To show our support for the forefathers of our sport, the IDRC plans to row over to the boulevard after meeting at the town landing around 4 PM Saturday.  Bring a partner or take a friend for a ride on the harbor and show your support for those who have lost their loved ones at sea.

      Lastly, the annual Maritime Gloucester Harbor Race sponsored by the Gig rowers will take place on Sunday, September 15th off Niles Beach .  The race course is about 3.5 miles out to Eastern Point and back around Ten Pound Island .  Registration will be at Niles Beach at 8 AM that Sunday morning.  All members are welcomed to use the IDRC dories on a first come first served basis, so if you plan to row sign up and reserve a dory!!

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