Community Stuff 8/27/14


The Book Starring pete Mondello

Hi Joey
Just a reminder–“Caught Dead Handed” will be in stores (Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, Book a Million, etc.) beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 2 (online too at Amazon and Barnes and Noble and Kensington.
Cape Ann folks will enjoy reading about Salem and witches and ghosts and all that good stuff, but especially because the hero happens to
have the same name as the author’s favorite son-in-law. Here’s a picture of the cover.

Carol J. Perry

Carol Perry, Gulfportcaught dead handed cover

For seventh year BankGloucester will donate
to the community! This time they’re giving more money than ever before to even more organizations!

BankGloucester is very pleased to announce that they once again will be offering their very popular “Banking For the Community” progam. Over the past six years BankGloucester has given $90,000 to non-profit and community organizations through their “Banking for the Community” Program. 

Over the past six years they have donated at total of $15,000 to 15 organizations. This year they will award – a combined total of $20,000 to nineteen organizations. As always, voters decide how the funds are allocated.  The organization with the most votes will receive $5,000. The organizations receiving the second and third most votes will receive $3,000 each. The organizations with the fourth and fifth most votes will receive $1,000 each and 14 other organizations (with the next highest number of votes) will receive $500 each. This year, all voting will take place through the Bank’s website.

Voting began at 8:00 am on Monday, August 25, 2014 on BankGloucester’s website:  One entry per person/email address – you may vote for up to three organizations. Voting ends on September 30, 2014. Winners in this years’ program will be announced at a “Winners Reception” at the Bank on Tuesday, October 7th at 5:00 pm.

“BankGloucester, prides itself on giving back to the community and our “Banking For The Community” program is one way we do that. We are delighted to be able to support local non-profit organizations and community causes” states BankGloucester President and CEO, Patrick Thorpe.

The following organizations are included on this years’ ballot:  Action Inc., Addison Gilbert Hospital Citizens Fund, Art Haven, The Brain Candy Project, Cape Ann Animal Aid, Cape Ann YMCA, Care Dimensions (formerly Hospice NS & Greater Boston), The Educational Foundation for Rockport, Essex Historical Society, Gloucester Education Foundation, The Gloucester Fund, Healing Abuse/Working for Change (HAWC), Manchester Essex Education Fund, Natl. Assoc. for Mental Illness – Cape Ann (NAMI),  Old Farm Rockport, Open Door Food Pantry, Rocky Neck Cultural Centers, Rose Baker Senior Center.  There is also a space where voters may write-in an organization of their own choice. Information about the organizations is available on the Bank’s website and in the Bank’s lobby located at 160 Main Street in Gloucester.


Photographer Dan Hendrickson will be having a show at the Pleasant Street Tea Company on Saturday, August 30 from 5:30 – 8:30 and Sunday, August 31 from 5:30 – 8:30.  He will be there to talk about his photography including many Cape Ann landscapes. Dan was the first of many artists to show their work on the walls of the Pleasant Street Tea Company and he is happy to be returning there for this show. All are welcome to stop in.

Dan is a Cape Ann native who began taking photographs in the early 70’s with a Polaroid camera that he got for Christmas as a child. In addition to taking photos of family and friends, this also marked the beginning of Dan’s lifelong passion for capturing Cape Ann’s natural beauty in photographs. Quickly seeing the limitations of the Polaroid, he saved up and bought a Pentax K1000 camera which he used for his photography until switching to digital around 2004.

Among Dan’s favorite subjects to photograph are Cape Ann and Bar Harbor landscapes, including sunrises, sunsets, and reflections in water bodies. He has taken many photos of the Cape Ann Tool Company and Motif 1. He also enjoys photographing birds of all types and has an extensive collection of hummingbird photographs which show his great patience in capturing the moment.

Dan has previously shown his photography on the North Shore, including in Salem. He was the first artist to have his photographs hung on the walls of the Pleasant Street Tea Company when they opened. That began a tradition there of many other artists showing their art for all to enjoy. Dan is especially happy to be returning to the Tea Company for this show.


august 30, 2014

Hi Joey –

I hope you can share this announcement.  The first sessions of each class are scheduled to begin on September 3.
Folks can get in touch with me, Rose Sheehan, at, at 978-879-6826, or on Facebook at

“Sing through the Seasons”, a new program by Rose Sheehan of Folk Life Studio, is now enrolling for the autumn. Focused on seasonal folk and traditional songs, games, chants and rhymes, the current offerings include Wednesday morning classes for young children birth through five years with an adult caregiver, and a Wednesday after-school folk songs and games class for children entering grades one through five. The after-school program includes an option to participate in a public performance. All classes meet at the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, 10 Church Street, Gloucester, MA.


Rose Sheehan, Folk Life Studio

Autumn Session Flyer SECOND

Dory Racing Lunenburg
Young US Team returns defeated but hopeful to beat Canada in June

After a relaxing trip and some PR work aboard the Nova Star, team USA supported team Canada in an historic Stamp launch depicting dory rowers, newly built dory dedication with rum salute, a parade through the streets of Lunenburg on race day, and the 62nd annual dory races.  With inexperience taking it’s toll on the young US teams of Tyler Edmonds/Thomas Beaton (Juniors), Lindsey Rogers/Amanda Palazzola (Women), Donny Favaloro/Alex Thomas (Over 50) and Dylan/Clayton Morrissey (Seniors), the Canadians were able to win all divisions on their home harbor.  “Team Krazy” Elin DiAngelo/Mike “Gappa” Frontiera rowed hard and straight but were also bested in a rematch with 2013 opponents.  All of our young teams have made amazing progress in a short period of training which is very encouraging for future racing events.  Congrats to rowers and thank you to all rowers and supporters who made this trip possible!

Team USA promoting the races like never before in the picturesque town of Lunenburg, NS.

Luxurious accommodations provided by Nova Star Cruises transporting rowers to Canada.

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