Monthly Archives: March 2017

DID YOU KNOW THAT OUR SARAH KELLY IS AKA SISTER SARAH?

Listen to this beautiful EP, released yesterday by Sarah Kelly and her brother Daniel Dye. Sometime GMG contributor, and all around most talented of women, Sarah sings beautifully, too!!!

To hear all five songs and for information on how to purchase follow this link: Daniel Dye and Sister Sarah.

Last Day to Vote for Me for Essex Trailblazer Recognition

Please Vote for Me!

Essex National Heritage is celebrating their 20th anniversary. To mark this special occasion, Essex Heritage is recognizing organizations and people that make the Essex National Heritage Area (Essex County) so exceptional and I have been nominated in the category Connecting People to Place. The 130 nominees are all stellar and most are businesses and very large organizations, for example, the Peabody Essex Museum, Mass Audubon (statewide), and Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, so it is really quite an honor to be nominated.

The voting process is very simple, you don’t have to provide your email address or any other personal information. Please vote for me in the second of four categories, second Connecting People to Place (center column, halfway down). Here is the link to vote:
surveymonkey.com/r/TrailblazersVote

Voting ends today, March 14th. Thank you for your vote!

#blizzard2017 UNDERWAY!

Blizzarding! I hope everyone is keeping warm and cozy indoors

Ten Pound Island with Common Loons and Eiders

Snowy morning Backshore #gloucesterma #blizzard2017 #blizzard

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Ten Pound Island #blizzard2017 #blizzard #gloucesterma

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St. Joseph’s Novena…a time for prayer, support and tradition

St. Joseph Novena started last Friday night and as always it’s an unbelievably beautiful time to share the rosary with some amazing strong supportive women.  “…St. Joseph, you have blessed us with the gift of friendship, the bonding of persons in a circle of love.  Friends who love us, who share our sorrows, laugh with us in celebration, bear our pain, who needs us as we need them, who weep as we weep, who holds us when words fail, and who gives us the freedom to be ourselves.  Bless our friendships with health, wholeness, life and love..Amen”

 

Hoping Shovels Will Turn into Fishing Rods Again Soon

As we plan for a significant mid-March snowfall, I can’t help but wish that we were taking out the fishing rods this morning instead of the shovels.  Sigh.  Soon enough, right?  Photos like this make me happy and help me keep my eyes on the prize….which is another fantastic summer not too far around the corner (or over the snowbank).

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VERY EXCELLENT SUGGESTIONS FROM MAYOR SEFATIA IN PREPARING FOR A POWER OUTAGE

From Mayor Sefatia:

Customers with power outages with operable phones should report to NGRID at 1-800-465-1212, if you have trouble and I have not posted! They might not be aware of it.

Thank you.

Preparing for Power Outages.

1. Purchase light producing objects.
Gather all the things that may provide light, such as a flashlight, candles, glowsticks, etc., and place them in an easily accessible area.

Attach iridescent or glow in the dark stickers on flashlights so that they can be easily located in little or no light.
Keep glowsticks in the freezer. The cool temperature in your freezer will slow the rate of reaction in the glowstick and make it last for 4-5 days instead of one or two.

Stick candles in pots that are deeper than the candle is long. That way, the light will reflect off of the side of the pot, creating more light, and will lessen the likelihood of a fire.

2. Keep a first aid kit handy. You never know what emergency might happen during a power outage, so it’s wise to stay prepared with a few days’ worth of medication.
Your first aid kit should include bandages (various sizes), gauze, tape, scissors, antiseptic solution such as hydrogen peroxide, antibiotic ointment such as Neosporin, and pain medicine. You can buy first aid kits at various drugstores or assemble your own.
Keep a stash of batteries. Make an inventory of the different kinds of batteries your electronics use instead of assuming they all run on double-A or triple-A. Buy batteries in bulk — more than you think you’ll need — so that you’ll have a good amount in case of a prolonged outage.

3. Have your power company’s number stored. If and when the power outage does occurs, inform them (once will do) and they’ll give you an estimate of when you can expect to get electricity back. Knowledge is power.

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BOSTON SYMPHONY CELLIST MAKES CAPE ANN SYMPHONY DEBUT IN ROMANTIC MASTERS CONCERT ON MARCH 26

CAPE ANN SYMPHONY

THE 65th ANNIVERSARY SEASON

Yoichi Udagawa, Music Director

 

BOSTON SYMPHONY CELLIST MAKES

CAPE ANN SYMPHONY DEBUT IN

ROMANTIC MASTERS CONCERT ON MARCH 26

BSO Cellist Blaise Déjardin Performs Saint-Säens Cello Concerto

 

Cape Ann Symphony’s 65th Concert Season continues on Sunday, March 26 at 2 pm with the Romantic Masters Concert featuring the CAS debut of Boston Symphony Orchestra cellist Blaise Déjardin at the CAS performance venue at Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium on 36 Lincoln Street in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. TheRomantic Masters Concert brings to life the humor of Rossini withLa Scala di Seta, the power of Dvorak with Symphony No. 8 and the elegance of Saint-Säens Cello Concerto with BSO cellist BlaiseDéjardin, while celebrating the richness and beauty of great music from the Romantic Era.

 

According to Cape Ann Symphony Music Director and Conductor Yoichi Udagawa, “The Romantic Masters program for March 26thfeatures the music of Rossini, Saint-Säens and Dvorak. The Rossini is energetic and fun-full of high spirits. The Saint-Säens is work of perfect proportion and balance. Virtuoso BSO cellist Blaise Déjardin will be the soloist. He is an amazing musician, and it is his first appearance with the Cape Ann Symphony. We are very excited to be working with him. The Dvorak Symphony No. 8 has one gorgeous melody followed by another and then another and then another! During the concert, we will take a few minutes to show the audience some incredibly intricate and beautiful details that are in the music, in the hope that it will add to their appreciation and understanding of the music.”

Born in Strasbourg, France, cellist Blaise Déjardin made his orchestradebut at age fourteen, performing Haydn’s C Major Concerto at the Corum of Montpellier, France. He was a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra and the Gustav Mahler Jugend Orchester, as well as a founding member of A Far Cry. A dedicated chamber musician, he spent two summers at Ravinia’s Steans Institute for Young Artists prior to joining the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2008. That same year, he gave the US premiere of Les formes du ventfor cello solo by French composer Edith Canat de Chizy. Read more