Monthly Archives: July 2017

HOORAY FOR LITTLE CHICK!

All by his lonesome, Little Chick survived his first super busy Sunday entirely on his own. Perhaps he needs a new grown up name, such as Tuffers, something that recognizes his strong little spirit–or instinct for survival–subject to how anthropomorphic your views. I’ve gotten used to calling him Little Chick, but am open to suggestions 🙂

Little Chick in a Bowl

Stretch two three, right two three, left two three.

Thirty-nine-day old Piping Plover

DID YOU KNOW THAT THIS IS HOW WE FIND THE BEACH EVERY MORNING AFTER A BUSY BEACH DAY?

You’ll never see this when you come to the beach after 8:00am because our awesome DPW beach crews and volunteer beach-picker-uppers do a tremendous job cleaning the beach each and very day.

Just saying, for some folks, after a day of fun and relaxation, they must be too worn out to pick up their belongings and garbage.

“WOOD, WIRE, and WIND” AT THE ANNISQUAM VILLAGE CHURCH

Wood, Wire and Wind

Sunday, August 20 at 8:00pm

Annisquam Village Church
820 Washington Street, Gloucester MA

Beverly and Andrew Soll complete our summer series on Sunday, August 20th  at 8 PM with a concert on the three Adams instruments that reside at the Village Church. Besides the 13-stop gallery organ with its bold voices and fiery reeds, the Adams two-manual Flemish harpsichord (to be played by Beverly Soll) and the highly resonant chamber organ on the church’s altar will change up the spectrum of sound.  A violin and viola join in on a Mozart piece in this eclectic, imaginative program ranging across six centuries of fascinating music.

A reception follows each concert, providing the occasion for declamation of an “Ode” from Annisquam’s beloved bard, Duncan Nelson.

Tickets:   $20 per event  (Students and seniors, $15.)  are available at the door or in advance at The Bookstore or Diamond Cove Music in Gloucester and at Toad Hall Bookstore in Rockport.

The Annisquam Village Church is located at 820 Washington Street in Gloucester (01930) and is handicap accessible.

Three big outdoor concerts happening * Gloucester Country Fest 8/5/2017, Gloucester Blues Festival 8/12/2017 & Gloucester Harvest Music Festival 9/16/2017

 

We are excited to announce that Gloucester Country Fest is back this year and is bigger than ever! Ringo Tarr Productions is proud to announce this year’s line-up, featuring Jillian Cardarelli, with Martin and Kelly, Stefanie Jasmine Band, Scarlett Drive and Shanna Jackman!

Visit our website www.gloucestercountryfest.com for ticket sales and more information.August 12 2017

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August 12 2017

Line up and times for Aug 12th
TULLIE BRAE 11:00 – 12:00
VANESSA COLLIER 12:15- 1:15
JEFF JENSEN 1:30- 2:30
JAMES ARMSTRONG 2:45- 4:00
MONSTER MIKE WELCH–MIKE LEDBETTER BAND
4:15-5:30
JOHN PRIMER 5:45-7:00

go check out each band …click on the photos and it takes you to their website >http://gloucesterbluesfestival.com/category/lineup/

Tickets here> https://shared9.mainehost.net/~gloucest/buytickets.html

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Saturday September 16th

11 am to 8pm

GHMF, supports the Addison Gilbert Hospital Citizens Fund a 501c3 charity.
Thru donations, sponsors and tickets sales can the AGH Citizens Fund do its community work. This year we again have a great line up and for a $20 ticket you access to vendors, artisans and a day of music. PLEASE Buy a ticket! It is giving back to the community and tax deductible. This is your chance to make a difference!
Buy a ticket and no worries if you can’t make it, give it as a gift the Music will blow them away!
Thank you for your support!
Check out this years line up at

http://www.gloucesterharvestmusicfestival.com

Tickets here > http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2947673

WEDDING BELLS AT GOOD HARBOR BEACH

You never know who or what you’ll come upon at daybreak at Good Harbor Beach. Blessings to the Happy Couple!

Thank you Sista Felicia!

I do my best to put a little “Bridgette” spin on things that I do just because I enjoy it, but sometimes I overwhelm myself.   I know, I know…this kind of mayhem is self-inflicted, but it’s a kind of crazy illness that I learn to live with.   So last week when I was going nuts in preparation for my daughter Lindsey’s Bridal shower and there was one project that I had in my head but was putting off because I just didn’t know how to pull it off  (I may be many things but a seamstress is not one of them!) Felicia jumped aboard the crazy train and just took this bag full of crap I’ve been collecting and made it into more than I could ever have imagined myself!   I am so grateful to her for not only creating this amazingly gorgeous ring bearer pillow made from my wedding gown, my mom’s wedding gown and a special pillowcase of my mother-in-laws, but then going beyond and creating a breathtaking keepsake bridal handkerchief for my daughter on her wedding day in a couple months.    Lindsey was so touched and we were all brought to tears the moment she opened it.   Thank you for your friendship and just for “getting me” without my even having to say anything! ❤ ❤ ❤IMG_4526IMG_4527

SSV Oliver Hazard Perry at slumber

Found the Sailing School Vessel Oliver Hazard Perry slumbering off of Eastern Point early this morning.  SSV Oliver Hazard Perry is the largest civilian Sailing School Vessel in the United States. Oliver Hazard Perry is the first ocean-going full-rigged ship to built in the U.S. in over 100 years. Her accommodations hold 32 people overnight in addition to her 17 professional crew.  You can read more about her here.

I took this photo below of her under sail during Sail Boston last month.

A Little Personal History to Start!

Hi, my name is Charlene delaney.  I’m  a Tennessee girl that traveled the country and world my first 20 years with my father who was serving his country.  My life took me to a lot of our country and  some of the world.  Most of my teen years in Europe, but have to give a shout out to South Korea.  Forty-six years ago a guy I was dating brought me to dinner at the Surf in Magnolia and then took me for a ride around the back shore of Gloucester, what he called the most beautiful, peaceful place he knew, one he had come to for years, a truly happy place.  I think I fell in love with him and Gloucester that night.  He was a Marblehead guy that became my husband, but throughout the years Gloucester was always a happy place for us.  Seventeen years ago we moved here full time and without a doubt I love this beautiful city more than any other place I’ve lived.  It has changed over the years but has always gotten better.  The people and places of this city fill my heart with love!

 Hope my post will give you a new appreciation for the City where I  live, work and play.

GloucesterCast 235 With Hannah Kimberley, Charlene Delaney, Wayne Berger, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 7/30/17

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GloucesterCast 235 With Hannah Kimberley, Charlene Delaney, Wayne Berger, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 7/30/17

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Topics include:

Sandpiper Bakery- Twice Baked Almond Croissant
Hanna’s Raspberry Jam
Northeast Seafood Coalition Gala
The Accommodations On Rocky Neck
Huge Monarch Activity
Duckworth’s Bistrot Has Lambrusco
Plover Migration Update
Annisquam Village Players Porch Tour  www.annisquamvillageplayers.com

PIPING PLOVER CHICK DAY THIRTY-SEVEN AND THIRTY-EIGHT AND NO PAPA PLOVER

Saturday through Sunday and still no sign of Papa. He has not been seen since Friday night. We can only surmise that he has departed of his own accord or been killed by a predator. Either way, it’s terribly worrisome for the chick, just one of its kind, at the city’s most popular of beaches. Little Chick hasn’t as of yet shown great flying skills, and only Friday, Papa was piping warning commands when predators approached.

Bonapartes Gull

The summer migration is underway and within this past week we’ve seen Bonarparte’s Gulls, Laughing Gulls, Least Sandpipers, Sanderlings, and Semipalmated Plovers at Good Harbor Beach.

Flock of Semipalmated Plovers at Good Harbor Beach

Little Chick has been foraging in close proximity to the Semipalmated Plovers, which are similar in size to Piping Plovers, only much darker. The SemiP know to fly away when the beach rake is near; Little Chick still only hunkers down deeper into the sand. His plumage works as both an advantage and disadvantage. He’s well camouflaged from predators, and too much so from well meaning beach goers.

Notice how much paler the Piping Plover (foreground) is in comparison to the Semipalmated Plover.

Little Chick tried to rest at the high tide line during yesterday’s blustery afternoon. He didn’t like the strong winds one bit and quickly changed his mind, taking shelter beneath the vegetation in the roped off area.

Thirty-seven-day old Piping Plover

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