Community Stuff 3/15/14

Al Bezanson Submits-

Maine Boatbuiders Show March 14-16th


If they don’t have it you don’t need it


Beloved Demons: Confessions of an Unquiet Mind

In his follow-up to Lunatic Heroes, Martignetti sheds all defenses to reveal the viscera of a mind shaped by the dark and confusing forces of his childhood. This collection of memoirs and essays focuses mainly on Martignetti’s adult years, and features the pivotal characters of his ever-entertaining personal narrative. From the cascade of memories and emotions triggered by an accidental butterfly killing in “Cocoon Talk,” to the homicidal impulses prompted by a visit to his boyhood home in “Sign,” from the heartbreaking to the hilarious musings inspired by beloved pets in “Mochajava” and “Dog,” and throughout the uncensored sexcapades of “Mad,” “The Wild,” and “Feast of the Hungry Ghost,” Martignetti’s colloquial, humorous, and intimate style will keep you riveted, crack you open, enthrall and embrace you with an honesty normally reserved for not even the closest of friends.

Masconomet Regional High School junior Isabelle Yabe has been named Grand Prize Award Winner for her piece “Japanese Heritage” in this year’s 6th Congressional District High School Art Show. The awards were presented Saturday, March 8, by U.S. Representative John F. Tierney at Montserrat College of Art’s 301 Gallery, 301 Cabot Street, Beverly. This marks the 20th year Montserrat has hosted this competition. The exhibit included 124 pieces from 25 different high schools and one homeschooled submission.

The exhibition was juried by Chris Van Allsburg, a Caldecott Medal winning author and illustrator whose books The Polar Express and Jumanji, are among his 15 publications, and Greg Bokor, a designer who is the founder and CEO of Cloud Factory, who has done work with such major global brands as Buick, Pepsi, Target, American Eagle and many others. The competition was open to high school students from public and private schools within the 6th District of Massachusetts, as well as high school students home-schooled within the district.


Saturday, March 19th, from 9am to 2pm –  Electronic Recycle Day at the GHS Parking Lot. Recycle any kind of electronic item (computers, scanners, flat panel monitors, copiers, etc.) for $5 each, appliance (dishwashers, dryers, stoves, microwaves, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, AC, exercise equipment, lawn mowers, small engine items, snow blowers, lawn mowers, etc.)  for $10 each, computer monitors  for $10 each, TVs  for $10-25 each. NO FEE: cables, keyboards, cell phones, car batteries, sewing machines, and some other items.

We will also be recycling bicycles (NO FEE)! Bring your unwanted old or new bicycle and drop it off; it will be reused. Any bicycle is a good bicycle: mountain, road, BMX, cruiser, kids’, etc. – old or new. Our aim is to keep bikes from being thrown out when they can be reused. 


Gloucester Police Department, Healthy Gloucester Collaborative, and Gloucester U at Gloucester High School have partnered to bring a brand new course to the Gloucester U after-school program!
Students will work hands on with GPD and other instructors from the field, travel to various exciting locations, and even have the opportunity to earn 1 academic credit!
Click the link below to Register for the Course!

For more information got to Go to or Contact:

Samantha Whitney 

Lead Program Coordinator
Gloucester High School Library 

Latitude 43 and Turner’s Seafood Team Up For Maritime Gloucester!
On Monday, March 31st, Jake DaSilva and his team will welcome the crew from Turner’s Seafood into the Latitude 43 kitchen for a sustainable seafood dinner. The chefs will prepare dishes highlighting underutilized, local seafood to showcase the best of what the waters off Gloucester have to offer.
The three-course meal will feature underutilized fish that can typically be found at Turners Seafood or on Lat 43’s specials menu (think beyond haddock to skate wings), and each guest will receive a recipe card detailing how they can prepare this local seafood in their own home.  The three-course meal is $33.00 with a percentage of the total going directly to Maritime Gloucester to support a new fisheries exhibit. 
For reservations call  Latitude 43: (978) 281-0223.  The restaurant is located at 25 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA

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The award-winning documentary MAIDENTRIP is about the life and adventures of 14 year-old Laura Dekker, the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. Laura sets out—camera in hand—on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream.
In the wake of a year-long battle with Dutch authorities that sparked a global storm of media scrutiny, Laura now finds herself far from land, family and unwanted attention, exploring the world in search of freedom, adventure, and distant dreams of her early youth at sea. Jillian Schlesinger’s debut feature amplifies Laura’s brave, defiant voice through a mix of Laura’s own video and voice recordings at sea and intimate vérité footage from locations including the Galapagos Islands, French Polynesia, Australia, and South Africa.
Doors open at 6:00 pm, film begins at 6:30. Tickets for the show can be purchased online at or at the door, as space permits. Prices are $10.00 adults * $8.50 students & seniors (60+), and $7.00 for CACC and MG Members. ADVANCE TICKETS :::
This event is a benefit for Maritime Gloucester. Let’s pack the theater!

Movie trailer: 

Hello Joe!

I am one of those ‘ladies’ who run at dawn with Pixie Harrington.  We’ve been at it for over ten years and I am sure by now folk along the back shore hate us since we wake them up with our loud conversations!

I am sure we have met through Bob Gillis.

Anyway here’s why I am bugging you.

I am running the Boston Marathon on April 21.  I am running for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  This organization is very near and dear to my heart as I myself have MS.  I have been on an incredible mission for the past 14 years running marathons, climbing the highest peaks in the world, the first person with MS to go to the North and South Poles and I began training to hopefully run the Iditarod in the not too distant future.

All of this may sound crazy especially for a person living with MS but I do all these extreme adventures for one reason only.  I want to change the perception of what MS looks like and challenge those living with MS to chase their dreams and goals.  As I tell them they all have a mountain, the mountain is MS now what are you going to do with it?  My journey has been incredible and hopefully if I can make life easier for one person suffering with MS my mission will have been oh so worth while.

Sorry to be so lengthy in my request.  Perhaps you can help me.  I am hosting a fundraiser at Jalepenos on March 24.  Jalepenos is wonderful to host these fundraisers for many of us and now they are doing it for me.  Would you be able to publicize this for me on Good Morning Gloucester?

When: March 24

Where:  Jalepenos

For:  The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Wendy Booker’s run of this year’s Boston Marathon

From: 4:30pm until closing

Thank you so very much in advance.  If you need more information please let me know.


Hello Joe,

I hope you might include this information about the library book sale in  Good Morning Gloucester.

Thank you


The Friends of the Rockport Public Library are having a Spring Forward Book Sale on Friday, March 21 from

10 AM to 5 PM, Saturday, March 22 from 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday, March 23rd from 1 PM to 5 PM.

This sale has an abundance of books in all categories including many children’s and young adult titles, along with history and politics, biography and memoir, art, cooking, crafts, gardening, both recent and well-aged fiction, mysteries, and lots more. Movies on DVD and VHS and music CDs will be on sale as well.

Spring also brings back the popular bake sale with home made offerings for $1 donated by library friends.

All monies raised at the book sales is used to enhance programs at the library including museum passes,  children’s programs and cabin fever movies.

The library is located at  17 School Street on the corner of Broadway in Rockport.    978 546-6934

submitted by Dianne Anderson

Friends of the Library board member



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