Monthly Archives: August 2016

Hold the Presses! The Same Double Insulated Tumblers Are Available for beer Cans- Needless to say I’m All In!

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RTIC Stainless Steel Can Cooler 12oz

Buy it now on Amazon and keep your frosty beers frosty and save them from messing up your wooden furniture with it’s zero condensation.

Here’s the link to buy 

  • Fits most bottles and cans
  • Easy to clean
  • No Sweat Exterior; Outside stays dry; No need for a coaster
  • 18/8 Stainless Steel/Strong stainless steel construction.
  • Great Gift Idea
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars Great purchase!

    By Ashantae P. on June 27, 2016

    Verified Purchase

    I purchsed this for my husband for Father’s Day in addition to a Yeti. I thought this would be fun to compare, and its always more fun to drink with a friend! The coozie looks exactly like the Yeti. My husband dis notice that it felt different when screwing the lid on, but this did not affect the chilling capacity. This was able to keep the drink as cold as the Yeti did in 90 degree weather out on the lake. My husbands only complaint was that it kept the beer so cold that you felt like it was your first sip instead of the last which made him deink faster if he wasn’t paying attention! We were very impressed and plan to look into more Rtic products!

    TRACKING THE PIPING PLOVER

    Piping Plover fledgling standing on one leg copyright Kim SmithPiping Plover Fledgling warming on a chilly morning. Birds stand on one leg to conserve energy.

    Love everything about this bird–even its tracks in the sand are sweet. The PiPl are with us still, although getting increasingly difficult to discern as their breeding plumage fades to non breeding plumage. You often feel as though you are trying to locate sand upon sand but their fleur delis tracks and gentle melodious piping bird song will lead you to them.

    Piping Plover tracks copyright Kim Smith

     

    Student CATA Passes for 2016-2017 School Year on Sales Tomorrow

    Student Pass Applications & Information for O’Maley Students or GHS Students


    2016-2017 School Passes will be available at the GHS Atrium the following days: August 24, 25 & 26 ~ 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
    August 30st ~ 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
    August 31 & September 1 ~ Lunch Blocks to 4:00 pm.

    —> Student Passes will be available at CATA offices after September 5.
    —>Student passes are not valid for Danvers and Peabody Malls.

    STUDENT PASS OPTIONS

    • The Unlimited Pass: An annual or semester pass that allows the holder unlimited use of the CATA system at no additional cost per ride.
      • Semester Pass: $100.00
      • Annual Pass: $200.00
    • The Pass Plus: An annual pass that allows the holder to ride at a reduced fare of 50 cents per trip.
      • Annual Pass: $25.00

    Student Pass Applications: O’Maley Students or GHS Students

    MUMS 2016 ~ THIS IS OUR TIME TO SHINE

    ESSEX COMES ALIVE EVERY FALL WITH

    MUMS
    EVERYWHERE

    LET’S DECORATE THE TOWN
    LET’S MAKE MAIN STREET COME ALIVE
    LET’S ADD SOME DRAMATIC LOCAL COLOR
    LET’S ATTRACT SOME ATTENTION
    LET’S SHOW SOME LIFE…SOME TOWN SPIRIT
    LET’S MAKE THIS A GREAT EVENT

    THIS IS OUR OPPORTUNITY
    TO LOOK OUR VERY BEST

    The Essex Merchants Group, the Essex Division of the Chamber of Commerce, the Essex Enhancement Committee and the Essex River Cultural District will be sponsoring this event again this year. Thousands of colorful potted mum plants will be delivered to the parking lot of Main Street Antiques on September 19th. These locally grown plants will be sold for $5.00 each to those taking part in the MUMS THE WORD campaign. (Checks payable to Essex Merchants Group)

    Decorate your store front, porch and yard. Everyone is invited.  Please let us know that you, your business or organization will be participating and how many plants you want us to order for you. In addition, if you are an individual, a business or an organization and would like to adopt a site or make a donation to the Mums Fund you can send it to

    Bob Coviello
    Main Street Antiques • 44 Main Street • Essex, MA 01929\ 

    For more information call Bob Coviello  (978-768-7039)
    or email robertcoviello@hotmail.com
    www.VisitEssexMa.com

    Cape Ann Symphony Chorus is seeking singers

    The Cape Ann Symphony Chorus is seeking singers for its November 26 & 27, 2016 Holiday Concert performances. Rehearsals begin on September 13, 7-9pm, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Washington Street, Gloucester. Rehearsals run every Tuesday through November 22.

    We welcome all voice parts, particularly tenors and basses.  First timers are asked to call Wendy Betts at 978-546-5220 for a brief audition the week of September 4.  Chorus dues are $20.00 for the fall season.

    Lee Lewis and the Doo Wop All Stars close out the Summer Bandstand Series on Sunday August 28th

    Lee Lewis and the Doo Wop All Stars
    at the Antonio Gentile Bandstand
    Stage Fort Park, Hough Avenue, Gloucester MA
    August 28, 2016 at 7pm

    Lee Lewis And The Doo Wop All StarsThe concert is sponsored by The Gloucester Lodge of Elks. The Doo Wop Allstars bring the best of fifties and sixties vocal showpieces for your entertainment. This New Hampshire based group will bring back fond memories of your favorite classic tunes.

    This will be the eighth and final concert of the Bandstand Series’ 2016 season. This year is the thirtieth anniversary season of these free concerts in the park.  Large audiences continue to attend and listen in this picturesque setting overlooking Gloucester’s outer harbor.

    The concert is free to the public. Parking is free and the venue and rest rooms are wheelchair-accessible. Bring a blanket or chair and perhaps picnic dinner. The rain date is Wednesday, August 31. For further information please visit DavidLBenjamin.com or call 978-281-0543

    Camping, Kite Flying, and Kitsch

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    With the desire to go camping for at least one night this summer (and not allowing setting up the tent in the backyard to count) I was happy to head to Salisbury Beach State Reservation Campground.

    Totally easy, convenient, inexpensive and fun.  We were there in less than an hour, had paid the $22 camping fee ahead of time, checked in at the entrance, and then easily found our little site.  We were only there for a night.  Next time I’ll absolutely shoot for 3 nights.  While most people had RVs or trailers….we traveled light with just our tents.  We set up our tents, popped open our camp chairs, set up a volleyball net, and got our bearings straight.  I was thrilled to discover that our little plot was equidistant from the beach (like 100 yards) and the little store, restrooms, and showers (like 100 yards).  Super convenient.

    We got there at 1:00….which was check-in time for new campers.  After setting up and just hanging out (which mostly involved watching the boys climb our little tree, flip an empty water bottle end over end to see if they could get it to stand, and play “shut the box”….the simple life!)… we walked to the beach to fly kites and check out the tidal pools.

    We ventured into Salisbury for some pizza and arcade fun.  While there we took in a bit of the Saturday night concert on the beach.  When the boys had exhausted themselves by playing about $40 worth of Harpoon Lagoon (ironically almost twice as much as it cost to actually camp) we went back to our campsite and watched the fireworks before calling it a night.

    We slept soundly until 7:00 a.m., had a light breakfast, and then went fishing on the beach.  While the much bigger and busier Salisbury Beach was easily accessible and not far away, I was happy to find that our campsite had access to the very end of the Merrimack River and was quiet and serene.

    We packed up our gear and were headed back towards Rockport early in the afternoon.  Now that we’ve learned the lay-out, taken a little test drive, and gotten our camping feet wet, we’ll definitely go longer next time.

    CHECK OUT SALISBURY BEACH STATE RESERVATION AND CAMP GROUND HERE

    Basilicas of Rome at Gloucester Cinema Sunday August 28th & Thursday September 1- Get your Tickets Online Now!

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    Hi Joey:  Is there any chance you can put any portion of this press release on your blog as we get closer to the date and as your time and space allow.  A number of people have told us they can’t wait for the Basilicas show to come to town, and after seeing the Uffizi Gallery movie they were surprised at how many folks still don’t  know about the show or the Arts series.  It is a program we have been running at Gloucester Cinema since the spring, but it seems to still be a too well kept secret.  Any help will be appreciated — “Arm chair touring” Rome will be a nice way to wrap up the summer for many of the locals.  Thanks  Mary Williams, Gloucester Cinema.
    The Papal Basilicas of Rome is a unique film that combines history, spirituality, architecture and art to emotionally involve audiences, as they witness the magnificence that lies inside four Papal Basilicas.  Anyone who saw Florence and the Uffizi Gallery can testify to how truly breathtaking and painstakingly detailed the productions in the Art and Architecture series can be.
    Whether you have visited Italy extensively or wish you could travel to the Eternal City just once, this 3D film brings to life the Basilicas of St. Peter, St. John in the Lateran, St. Paul Outside the Walls and St. Mary Major.  From you seat, Gloucester Cinema’s big screen will place you in sacred sanctuaries, majestic cathedrals that are timeless locations so you can see ancient relics and artifacts.
    This is the movie that everyone following Gloucester Cinema’s Art and Architecture series has been waiting for.  With two shows only – Sunday 8/28 at 10 a.m. and Thursday, September 1 at 7 p.m., this exclusive north of Boston event runs for 90 minutes.  The theater located at 74 Essex Ave, (Route 133) has plenty of parking, easy access and is handicap accessible. Tickets can be purchase online at gloucestercinema.com or in person at the theater box office.  For a sneak peak, you can check out the trailer-

    If you need additional information, please contact John Williams at 781-724-5368.

    Massage Therapist job opportunity- Saltwater Massage Studio is looking for an experienced female massage therapist to join our team!

    Cape Ann Wellness– For Cape Ann Health, Fitness and Wellness News

    August 22, 2016 by saltwatermassagestudio

    Massage Therapist job opportunity

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    Saltwater Massage Studio is looking for an experienced female massage therapist to join our team!

    Who we are: We are a team of 4 massage therapists committed to providing the highest quality massage therapy on Cape Ann. We provide a comfortable and casual therapeutic atmosphere and strive to make every person that walks through our doors feel welcome and instantly at ease. We believe that massage is at it’s best when it is both relaxing and effective for relieving pain and discomfort. As a massage therapist owned business, our therapists can expect to be treated fairly and paid well.

    Who you are: This is the ideal job for a massage therapist who likes the independence and pace of private practice without the stress of dealing with marketing and scheduling (and laundry!). We are looking for massage therapists who take pride in their work and are motivated to grow, learn, and provide the most effective massage possible. Strong knowledge of anatomy and a personal interest in self-care and wellness is preferred. This position is for a female therapist to join our team.

    Availability: Evening and Weekends. Sub opportunities also available.

    Payment: Commission based or space-rental opportunity.

    To apply: Email a resume and a note describing your experience and interest in massage therapy to gretchen@saltwatermassage.com   I look forward to hearing from you!

    Still a Few Seats Left for Cape Ann TV Lunch & Learn Series: How To Make A Movie On Your iPhone

    Still a few seats left!

    Cape Ann TV

    Lunch & Learn Series:

    How To Make A Movie On Your iPhone

     

    Cape Ann TV’s Lunch & Learn Series continues on Wednesday, August 24th,2016 at 12pm with “How To Make A Movie On You iPhone” presented by Professional Video Producer, Ted Reed.

    It used to cost thousands, if not millions of dollars to make a movie. But now the basic production tools are in the hands of millions of people. Your smart phone can capture better video than most top of the line professional cameras did only a few years ago; all you need are a few tips and a few (if any) accessories to produce a festival-ready film. Join independent producer Ted Reed for a Cape Ann TV Lunch and Learn discussion that will show you what you need to know and what works best to get high-quality video out of your iPhone. The principles are the same for almost any current smart phone; we’ll concentrate on what the iPhone can do and the free or cheap apps that will help you get your indie feature made.

     

    Participants are encouraged to install the ProCam app* which we will do a quick tutorial on, but even the stock Camera app will do the trick.

     

     

    Space is limited for this event; please RSVP to rtober@capeanntv.org to reserve your spot. 

    Snapshots from the Anna Solomon Lit House Duckworth Book Club Event

    Thank you to Chris Anderson for sharing these photos from the Anna Solomon event at the Lit House.

     

    Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 8/23/16

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    Welcome To Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board

    Joey C ~

    A place where non-profit Cape Ann organizations can post press releases directly and then those press releases will be reposted to http://www.goodmorninggloucester.com . This is not an advertising space for businesses, fitness or wellness organizations, or music listings.

    The web address will be http://www.capeanncommunity.com

    To have your community organization news posted here, contact Joey C who will grant access for you to post directly.


    Announcement: City Declares Water Use Restrictions

    August 23, 2016 ~ mayorsefatia

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    In conjunction with our DPW and Water Compliance Office, the Mayor just approved water restriction measures which will be announced as effectively enforced immediately.

    The full release is attached within this email and we wanted you all to be aware before we distributed widely throughout the community. Please note that this is not a full water ban, instead, water restricted to use after 5PM and before 9AM.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask, but the main bullets are:

    • Outdoor watering is limited to “handheld” with a hose or a watering can after 5 p.m. or before 9 a.m.;
    • Outdoor watering with irrigation systems and sprinklers is prohibited;
    • Watering of municipal parks and recreation fields with irrigation systems and sprinklers will be limited and be before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
    • In Gloucester watering is only at essential locations and at areas where vegetation is being reestablished for erosion control such as at the Little River Restoration Project;
    • Filling swimming pools, washing cars and washing buildings is prohibited.

    Thanks,

    Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken


    Cape Ann TV’s Lunch & Learn Series: How To Make A Movie On Your iPhone

    August 22, 2016 ~ catvbecky ~

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    Cape Ann TV’s Lunch & Learn Series continues on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 12pm with “How To Make A Movie On You iPhone” presented by Professional Video Producer, Ted Reed.

    It used to cost thousands, if not millions of dollars to make a movie. But now the basic production tools are in the hands of millions of people. Your smart phone can capture better video than most top of the line professional cameras did only a few years ago; all you need are a few tips and a few (if any) accessories to produce a festival-ready film. Join independent producer Ted Reed for a Cape Ann TV Lunch and Learn discussion that will show you what you need to know and what works best to get high-quality video out of your iPhone. The principles are the same for almost any current smart phone; we’ll concentrate on what the iPhone can do and the free or cheap apps that will help you get your indie feature made.

    Participants are encouraged to install the ProCam app* which we will do a quick tutorial on, but even the stock Camera app will do the trick.

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    Space is limited for this event; please RSVP to rtober@capeanntv.org to reserve your spot.