Monthly Archives: April 2017

Rockport School System goes Solar With Cazeault Solar! 

Rockport School System goes Solar!

 

Rockport Public Schools is proud to announce that sufficient funds have now been raised to install a pole mounted solar array system at the site of their new greenhouse, wellness and sustainability center on the school’s campus. The solar project will also include an internet based monitoring software system which will allow students in their classrooms to visually see on a daily basis the benefits of using solar energy not only financially but in the future preservation of our previous environment.

 

“ I am so pleased to be able to spearhead this project. The students all hear and see solar systems going on homes and businesses. Now we will be able to teach then about the concept of solar and how it is good for us today and in the future” – Rob Liebow – Superintendent of Rockport Public Schools

 

“ We are grateful to work with Mr. Liebow and the Rockport Public Schools on this special project. We will continue to work with the staff and students to give seminars on the benefits of solar. Mr. Liebow initiative should be commended as he is bringing the teachings of new emerging technologies to the students of Rockport.  What fun we will have working with the students”. – Tim Sanborn, owner of Cazeault Solar and Home.

 

Pictured – Left to Right – Tim Sanborn, Cazeault Solar and Home, Rob Liebow, Superintendent of Rockport Public Schools, Sam Ziergelbel, Cazeault Solar and Home.

 

Tim Sanborn
Cazeault Solar

978-281-4625 office

774-228-3411 mobile

tim@cazeaultsolar.com

IMPORTANT SAINT PETER’S FIESTA DATES FOR 2017

The dates of Saint Peter’s Fiesta are June 21st through June 25th and the schedule will be posted on the Saint Peter’s Fiesta website. There is a rumor circulating that Fiesta falls on the following weekend, which is definitely not true. This information comes straight from Fiesta committee member Al Millefoglie.

Tremendously exciting that this year marks the 90th anniversary of the Saint Peter’s Fiesta. I think it’s going to be the BEST FIESTA EVER!!

NIGHT TIME VERNAL POND FIELD TRIP TONIGHT- APRIL 10th!

Greetings from the Pond Team,

Great weather for an afternoon field trip yesterday. Good group of people. Spotted salamander and wood frog eggs, fairy shrimp, frogs and a few garter snakes. Glad to do a field trip for Essex County Greenbelt, a truly fabulous organization. Thanks to Andrew Mahoney for inviting us and Mary Williamson for help at the field trip. And thanks to Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team volunteers Cindy Dunn, Sandy Barry and Keith Bertone. We’ll be posting some photos of this field trip in a few days.

We had a nice little field trip to Ravenswood Park last night. Lots of wood frogs quacking. Decent peeper chorus. Saw some spotties in the pool and a couple newts. Eggs are starting to appear.

See some lovely photographs from this weeks nighttime field trips here…

Nighttime Vernal Pond Field Trip Photographs 2017

Gonna be warm tonight. I think its going to make for some really good frog action. Meet at Walgreen’s at 9 pm. Check out our field trip guidelines link to the right.

See you there, Rick

 

All Bach Organ Concert at the Meetinghouse and St. John’s Church


PRESS RELEASE: GLOUCESTER MEETINGHOUSE CONCERT
TITLE: All-Bach Organ Concert by Joonho Park, New England debut
WHAT TO EXPECT: The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is pleased to present organist Joonho Park performing an all-Bach program in a progressive organ recital. The first half will be performed in the Meetinghouse, home of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, on the 1893 Hutchings pipe organ, restored by world-renowned Gloucester organ builder Charles Fisk in 1962.

At the intermission, the audience will stroll next door for the second half of the concert in St. John’s Episcopal Church on the 1989 Fisk pipe-organ, the firm’s Opus 97. We are very grateful to H. Woody Brock, Lanesville resident, world-famous authority on economics, and Bach aficionado for being the sponsor of this event: the debut performance by Joonho Park in New England.

A reception for Joonho Park will follow the concert at St. John’s. For more information and advance tickets please visit http://www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org

WHAT’S SPECIAL? This concert is a rare opportunity for Cape Ann residents to hear an internationally recognized young virtuoso performing on two Gloucester pipe organs of historic significance. The Meetinghouse organ was built by George Hutchings, builder of the organ in Boston’s Symphony Hall, and restored in Gloucester by Charles Fisk in 1962. The innovative St. John’s organ is the only new instrument commissioned from Fisk on Cape Ann, the firm’s Opus 97 completed in 1989. Although contrasting in many regards, both instruments feature mechanical (tracker) key action, a wide tonal palette for the performance of many eras of organ music, and exquisite craftsmanship.

The concert will include a wide sampling of Bach organ works including the Partita ‘Sei gegrüßet Jesu gütig’ , Chorale Prelude ‘An Wasserflüssen Babylon’, Trio Sonata in D-minor and the Great E-flat Prelude and Fugue (‘St. Anne’) demonstrating the expressive tonal architecture of these two distinguished pipe organs.

WHEN: Saturday, April 22nd 2017, 7:30pm

WHERE: The first half of the concert will be performed in the historic 1806 Gloucester Meetinghouse (home of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church), corner of Church & Middle Street with parking on the green. Persons needing an elevator may enter from the 10 Church Street side entrance. The second half of the concert will be performed next door at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

ADMISSION (at the door or on-line at http://www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org):
$20 General
$15 College Students & Seniors (65+)
Under 17 free

THE PERFORMER: Joonho Park’s numerous awards from competitions include the first prize and the Bach special prize at the ‘International Organ Competition of Graz’ in Austria (2006), second prize and the Mozart special prize at the ‘International Organ Competition of St. Maurice’ in Switzerland (2007), third prize and the audience prize at the ‘International Organ Competition of Musashino-Tokyo’ in Japan (2008), first prize at the ‘International Organ Competition of Nuremberg’ in Germany (2009), first prize at the ‘Dublin International Organ Competition’ in Ireland (2011), the second prize at the Grand Prix de Chartres in France (2012) and most recently the second prize at the ‘Arp-Schnitger international organ competition in Bremen’ (2014).

To mention a few his important international performing experiences: solo recitals at ‘Bachwoche Ansbach’; Lorenzkirche in Nuremberg; Marktkirche in Halle/Saale; Konstantin-Basilika in Trier in Germany; at the Westminster Cathedral; Saint John’s Smith Square; John Hill memorial concert series in St. Lawrence Jewry in London; Saint Albans International Organ Festival; King’s College in Cambridge; Magdalen College in Oxford in United Kingdom; and at the summer organ concert series of Galway Cathedral.

Organist Joonho Park was born in 1985, in Seoul, South Korea where he began his musical studies. He is currently on the organ faculty of the University of Texas at Austin and organist at Redeemer Presbyterian Church, which has purchased Fisk Opus 46 (formerly in The Memorial Church at Harvard University) and is building a new sanctuary in the 12th century Romanesque style from limestone quarried nearby.

SPONSORSHIP: This progressive organ concert is made possible through the generosity of H. Woody Brock. If you would like to be a sponsor in support of a future Gloucester Meetinghouse event please see our website for details: http://www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org

AFTERWARDS: There will be a reception at St. John’s after the performance.

MORE INFORMATION (not for publication)
EVENT CONTACT:
Charles Nazarian, president
Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation
10 Church Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-821-5291
chasnaz@gmail.com
http://www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org

PSYCHIC MEDIUM RACHEL PERRY – COMES TO BEVERLY

RESERVED SEATS $35 ($40 at the door)

Join Rachel Perry for an exciting evening of spirit communication. Rachel will use her extraordinary gift to connect with loved ones on the higher-side-of-life, giving the audience heartfelt messages as she proves the continuity of life.

Our loved ones and spirit guides are always around us to provide support, direction, protection and love. They want us to know that we are never alone in this world or the next. Come experience the healing of spirit through this extraordinary event.

This is a group demonstration, Rachel can not guarantee that everyone will receive a message; however every effort is made to get to as many communicating spirits as possible. Must be 18 years or older to attend. Tickets are non-refundable.

Local Artist, Barbara Moody, at Boston’s Kingston Gallery

Local artist, Barbara Moody, Professor at Montserrat College of Art and board member of the Rocky Neck Art Colony, is currently in the midst of her sixth solo exhibition at Boston’s Kingston Gallery.

Inside/Out will be on exhibition until April 30th at the Kingston’s Harrison Avenue location.

Please visit this link to learn more about Barbara Moody, Inside/Out, and the Kingston Gallery

The Kingston Gallery writes,

Embodying the abstract tradition of intuitive exploration through drawing and painting, Inside/Out is an exhibition of bold new work by Barbara Moody. Electrifying the space with color, shape, line and subtleties of surface Moody employs a range of materials to create large-scale drawings on Tyvek, an industrial construction material of thin plastic. The vast expanse of Moody’s drawings creates virtual shifts and collisions in space, full of chaos, tremors, and foreboding. “When I make the large drawings, it’s like a performance; fast, wild mark-making, drips, changing whole sections from dark to light with broad strokes.” Moody uses multiple perspectives and viewpoints in Inside/Out to generate a sense of immersion in the space, enveloping the viewer in a visually rich, mysterious environment.

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SCENES FROM O’MALEY: EXPLORING MASS IN MOTION SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL WALKING PRIORITIES. CUE GMG POLL

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photo L-R: Principal Debra Lucey; Steven Winslow Community Development; Val Gilman Ward 4 City Councilor 

Thirty people came together in the beautiful library at O’Maley for a public meeting concerning safer walking on nearby streets. The meeting was presented by Ward 4 Councilor Val Gilman and Mayor Romeo Theken. Read prior post with announcement details. Steve Winslow from Community Development gave a presentation before a crowd of residents, mostly from the neighborhood with a smattering of O’Maley parents. O’Maley’s terrific Principal, Debra Lucey, participated.

Winslow explained that he and Principal Lucey worked on the crux of the issues back in 2012 through a “Safe Routes to School” planning study. Complete Streets and Safe Routes to School are implemented by MassDOT (Massachusetts Department of Transportation). Principal Lucey, a Lanesville resident, drives to school via Reynard Street, arguably the route most discussed as being problematic at this particular meeting. People are driving too fast on Cherry Street.

Nothing is final and the discussion was open. Attendees were encouraged to put a sticker by projects they wanted to prioritize and/or take off the table. What three would you tick?

Lucey and her husband relocated to Gloucester because of the O’Maley job and a sweet connection with Gloucester. She and her husband had their first date here: Good Harbor Beach and dinner at the Rudder!

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