Community Stuff 8/17/14


Tutta la Famiglia:

A Photographic Exhibition of Community Life
in Gloucester, Massachusetts

Photographs by Paul Cary Goldberg

September 19, 2014 – January 9, 2015
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
New York, New York 10036  
Opening Reception: September 18 from 6pm to 8pm
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm


Hi Joey,

As you probably know, the Cape Ann Museum is reopening this month after a huge renovation. One of the new exhibits will feature the incredible fresnel lens that used to be housed in one of the Thacher Island lighthouses. Included in the exhibit are a series of videos about the island that will be projected onto glass next to the giant lens. We recently finished a video reel that will play between those videos with some stunning aerial footage of Thacher Island. 

Below is a link to a promotional video I created using some of that same footage cut to music. Would you mind posting to GMG?

Thanks very much,

Erich Archer
Executive Director
Cape Ann TV

Please ad this from the Gloucester United Methodist Church

Little Dresses for Africa/Britches for Boys

A new mission program is starting at the Gloucester United Methodist church and we want you to be a part of it.

Pillowcase dresses and t-shirt shorts are on the sewing machines as we make these clothing items for little girls and boys.

How can you participate?

If you are a person who sews: You can use the patterns on the website (or your own) and make as many dresses as wish.

If you want to learn to do some simple sewing: This is a great place to start. Help is available to lead you through the process.

If you don’t have the time/desire to make a dress but you have fabric or pillowcases: You can donate new or lightly used pillowcases or fabric 

(requires about one yard per dress). Someone will turn your donation into dresses for needy little girls. 

If you don’t have pillowcases or fabric, but would like to help: You may purchase fabric or notions to be used for this project. Thread, ¼ inch elastic, double wide, 

white binding tape and fabric (one yard) are all that are required to make a basic dress.

If you don’t want to shop, but would like to donate: You can help with the cost of shipping the dresses. 

If you don’t sew or have extra money but you’d still like to be involved: Your help with ironing, sizing, and/or packing the dresses would be appreciated.

An open meeting for all who wish to be involved about these projects is scheduled for Sunday, August 31st at 6pm at the Gloucester United Methodist Church, located at 436 Washington St. Contact Julie Kesterson at 978-290-9312 or go to

Thank you

Julie Kesterson

GUMC Liaison

One comment

  • Both the Tutta la Famiglia and the Thacher Island pieces are absolutely stunning. Would be wonderful if someone was able to get photos of the NYC exhibit.


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