Monthly Archives: July 2015

THE FRIENDLY RED ADMIRAL


Red Admiral Butterfly Niles Pond ©Kim Smith 2015Red Admiral Basking at Niles Pond

So named Friendly because he’ll alight on your arm or head, attracted to the minerals in perspiration. This Red Admiral was found warming its wings in the early morning sun at Niles Pond. Butterflies wings do not work very well in cool, rainy temperatures. I hope the upcoming heat wave brings a batch of butterflies!

Niles Pond Sunrise ©Kim Smith 2015Niles Pond 

Sailing on the Ardelle

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Took Mom for a sail on Ardelle last Thursday.  It was a beautiful evening and a great way to spend two hours out on the harbor.  There was a marvelous four piece band playing, called Down Home Swing, who entertained us the whole trip, that is when Harold wasn’t entertaining us with his feeding of the demanding visiting gulls.

I visited Harold’s boat yard in Essex and watched as Ardelle was being built, wrote about her back in 2011, and went aboard when Ardelle visited one of our Mug Ups on Madfish Wharf, but had never yet been on board to sail with her.  I’m so glad I finally did and got to take my mother, who enjoyed it immensely.

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Mug Mondays Tonight at the Lexicon Gallery

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Mug Mondays

Mondays 4-7pm
During Magnolia Farmers Market

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Pottery for Sale from the Cape Ann Community
Come and Find your Treasure

Lexicon Gallery
Location: 15 Lexington Ave., Magnolia, MA 01930
Hours: Fri-Sun, 12-5pm
Mon 4-7pm (During Magnolia Farmers Market)
Or By Appt SeyrelWilliams@gmail.com
www.LexiconGallery.com

 

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James Eves, owner of Cape Ann Giclée, Fine Art Printing and Gallery, is GMG’s Arts Enthusiast and the Calendar Guy. To submit arts related press releases, photos of arts events or any arts related posts email: james@capeanngiclee.com.
To add an event to the GMG Cape Ann Calendar go here to see how to submit events.

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It’s much harder to write a good review than a bad one

Inge Berge

It’s not that hard to write review panning a concert or an album.  You’ve probably read many such reviews.  It’s much more difficult to write a glowing piece that doesn’t sound corny or like a puff piece.  Below is one of the best examples of a rave review that I’ve ever read. It is at once intelligent, witty, entertaining, straight to the point and completely devoid of obscure references and highfalutin language reviewers all to often use in an attempt to show off their intellect.  It’s written by local singer/songwriter/composer/lighting designer Inge Berge, who is actually smart, so he doesn’t need to try and convince anybody.  Check it out:

Fans of exquisite music: Pay attention to Ruby Rose Fox. Her headlining at The Cabot tonight, courtesy of Peter Van Ness and GimmeLive is easily among the top 3 shows I’ve seen all year (and I see way too many shows.) This show was pure magic. Sublime. Genius.

Her songwriting is smart, heartfelt, genre-bending, profound and just plain gorgeous. Her musicianship is impeccable. Her stage presence is mysterious, deep, eclectic and sexy as all get-out. The backup singers blend like butter yet cut like a razor. The band is road-tight and stadium-confident. The material is presented with rock balls, sensual vulnerability and analytic intelligence. A show chemically cleansed of clichés and standard showbiz cheese.

I count myself among the lucky few who got to experience this evening of not-yet-world-famous MA-grown music before it turns into something more industry-processed. (Hopefully not.)

Unfortunately, what I find of Ruby Rose Fox’s music currently online does not quite do justice to the show I saw tonight. But I understand there’s a full length CD in the works. I’m first in line to purchase.

Representin’ at the State Fish Pier, Michele O’Neil

I caught Essex Artist Michele O’Neil setting up to paint at the State Fish Pier Saturday.

Michele does Beautiful Work!

Check out her Website at:

http://micheleoneilfineart.com/

Phone: (978)-423-4564
Email: Micheleoneil@live.com

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Sista Felicia & Marshall’s Farmstand Are All In On Local Farmers Markets! Catch Us Today @ The Magnolia Farmers Market! 

 

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IMG_3346Sista Felicia’s Menu for Today Magnolia Farmer’s Market    
     
Marshalls Farm Fresh Corn Salad

Olive Tapenade

Captain Joe & Son’s Lobster Dip

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Marshall’s Farmstand Fresh Produce

Corn, Kale, Beets, Carrots, Zucchini, Sumer Squash, Lettuce, Raspberries, Basil Dill, Eggplant, Cucumber, Pickling Cucumber, Sweet Onion

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This Morning Sista Felicia Shopped Local for the freshest ingredients for today’s menu!

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“Polly-Five-Toe” The Gull Visits the Thomas E. Lannon

_2015_07_25_065362“Polly-Five-Toe the Gull” started visiting the Thomas E. Lannon in 2014, it returned again this year.  Capt. Heath has become friends with “Polly-5-Toe” as you can see in the slide show below.  Polly-5-Toe loves oyster crackers and sits on the back of the Lannon, or on Capt. Heath’s hand to enjoy her crackers.   

 

 

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