Monthly Archives: September 2017

Craig Kimberley Rocking The New GMG Sticka On The New Whip

VINTAGE SHORT FILM CLIP OF GLOUCESTER IN 1955 WHEN “A MILLION POUNDS OF FISH A DAY” WAS THE CATCH

Thanks so much to Pat Dalpiaz for sharing this classic footage of Gloucester’s working waterfront, with the carillon bells of Our Lady of Good Voyage playing in the distance.

YUCK, AND GREAT JOB GLOUCESTER CLEAN CITY COMMISSION!

Yuck and double yuck, but very cool. Commissioner Ainsley Smith of Gloucester’s Clean City Commission shares a photo of cigarette butts collected in the City’s new Sidewalk Butlers. Initially, twenty butlers will be installed, mostly along Main and Rogers Street. The butlers were made possible by a grant from Keep America Beautiful.

Many thanks to Ainsley and fellow commissioners Eric Magers, Beverly Low, and Nick Iliades, and to all who are working so hard to keep Gloucester beautiful!

Holiday Fair Call for Entries

Local Businesses invited to participate in a holiday fair to support a local family in need.

The fair will be November 5th from 12-4 at the Magnolia Library.

The cost of the tables are $40 to cover the cost of the Library and whatever is left over will be donated to a Gloucester Family that has a sick family member so that we may provide their Thanksgiving dinner.

Confirmation from all vendors and their fee must be in by October 21st.

For details, Please contact:
Kathy Guardino-Fernandes
Katferns21404@gmail.com

Our wonderful Hannah Kimberley The Annual Businesswomen’s Fall Luncheon

The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce’s Businesswomen’s Fall luncheon will have Hannah Kimberley as their guest speaker. I have read Hannah’s book and it is terrific and very hard to put down.

The Businesswomen’s Committee raises fun for the Carolyn B. O’Connor Scholarship Fund. This is a Scholarship awarded each year to a woman back who is going back to school who for whatever reason, was not able to finish her education and now seeks to better position in life. We are very proud to fund and award this Scholarship. This year we will meet at the Gloucester House Restaurant. Local author Hannah Will be our guest speaker.

Choice of meal includes: Baked Haddock or Yankee Pot Roast

Date: October 12, 2017

Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

Website: http://capeannchamber.com


HANNAH KIMBERLEY is an academic who has made Annie Smith Peck the focus of her scholarship, resulting in her book A Woman’s Place Is at the Top. She is considered the authority on Peck and her work is referenced for numerous publications such as American National Biography and National Geographic,anthologies on women explorers and works of history such as A World of Her Own: 24 Amazing Women Explorers and Adventurers, and publications by the Rhode Island Historical Society.

SeniorCare Fundraiser Breakfast at Lobsta Land

Cape Ann Community

SeniorCare Inc. will hold its annual autumn fundraising breakfast at Lobsta Land Restaurant, located on Causeway Street in Gloucester (Route 128, exit 12) on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Tickets are $12 per person and include your choice of pancakes, French toast, eggs, or a fruit plate with yogurt. Tickets are available in advance online, by calling 978-281-1750, or may be purchased at the door. Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit the full spectrum of programs offered by SeniorCare.

About SeniorCare

SeniorCare Inc. is a federally designated Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and a state designated Aging Service Access Point (ASAP) with offices in Gloucester and Beverly. Established in 1972, SeniorCare serves an area that represents more than 27,000 residents aged 60 and over, including the nine communities of Beverly, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester by the Sea, Rockport, Topsfield and Wenham…

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Sneak peek of major art show ‘Lithographs of Fitz Henry Lane’ at Cape Ann Museum

Cape Ann Museum is readying a major print retrospective of Fitz Henry Lane which opens October 7th. The staff is fine tuning the installation, adjusting lighting levels, and so on. I couldn’t resist sharing a few close ups and details to build some excitement. Lane was born in 1804 in Gloucester. He was one of the rare artists that gained worldwide recognition in his own lifetime. Today he is regarded as one of the great marine and luminous painters of the 19th century. His printmaking is stellar and continued throughout his career. Mark your calendars! Cape Ann Museum developed super special events related to the exhibition including walking tours and a full day print symposium (read more below). Sponsors of the Lane exhibition include: John Rando, Jerry and Margaretta Hausman, Linzee and Beth Coolidge, Jay Last, J.J. and Jackie Bell, Bill and Anne Kneisel, Arthur Ryan, International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA), American Historical Print Collectors Society, Inc., and Beauport Hospitality Group. Drawn From Nature & On Stone: The Lithographs of Fitz Henry Lane opens October 7th at Cape Ann Museum, Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA.

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Read more details about the symposium and the walking tour Read more

LATIN DANCE PARTY with GREG COLES October 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

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$15

The first of our Monthly Dance Social at MAGMA, on Saturday October 7 put on your dancing shoes for a great night out. Doors open at 7pm. Greg Coles gives a hour long dance lesson in various Latin Dance styles from 7:30-8:30pm, and then the dance floor is open til 10pm for you to have fun with your new moves! $15 at the door, $12 pre-sale online.

Paul Burton/WBZ-TV: Kelly Automotive donated car to Gloucester cancer patient whose car was stolen

Brian Kelly is donating a car to a cancer patient whose car was stolen. WBZ-TV’s David Wade and Paul Burton reports.

WBZ news Thief Steals Cancer Patient’s Car, Wheelchair 

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Gloucester, MA. Every step Kate Barnett takes is a struggle and a reminder that life can be cruel and unfair. “It’s been a nightmare,” she says sitting outside her Gloucester home.

The 60-year-old is battling cancer. On days she doesn’t get assistance she crawls her way up her stairs. “I got a neuropathy in my hands and legs from the chemo,” she said.

A few weeks ago, Kate was shopping at Market Basket in Lynn with her personal care assistant. When they came outside her car was stolen along with her much-needed wheelchair and wallet. More than $1000 was gone.

“I had my wheelchair in the back of my car. It’s hard to find a little car that you can put a wheelchair into,” she said.

Video link Paul Burton WBZ story  http://cbsloc.al/2fxT2QV

 

 

 

Whew! Whew! Whew! Hannah Kimberly featured speaker for Cape Ann Chamber Business Women’s Fall Luncheon

Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Annual Fall Business Women’s Luncheon, October 12, 11:30AM-1PM, Gloucester House, 63 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA

The Keynote Speaker will be Hannah Kimberly. I was reading Hannah Kimberly’s biography, A Woman’s Place is at the Top, about Annie Smith Peck when I heard the news that Saudi women would be granted the right to drive sometime in 2018 (though they still  need a sign off to marry, divorce, travel, get a passport, open a bank account.) I remember when my mother could get a credit card without my father’s signature. An Annie Smith Peck quote from 1874 brought to light in Kimberly’s research shows Peck knew this pain of persistent lobbying for permission:

“I have reflected for years, I am reflecting, I shall continue to reflect. The longer I reflect, the more convinced I am that it would be wise to go to college. Years ago I made up my mind that I should never marry and consequently that it would be desirable for me to get my living in the best possible way and to set about it as any boy would do. I do not think it is my duty to sacrifice myself, my happiness, and all prospect of distinction, to say nothing of usefulness for the very doubtful pleasure of my parents. Should I remain at home, as some people would have me, I should then be utterly unfitted for active life and should only be a burden to my brothers, useless and unhappy. If I am ever to be anybody or do anything, the time is now…John (her brother) would not have me on par with college graduates? Whew! Whew! Whew! What an opinion must he have of his own and William’s attainments if he considers that I am superior to what they were when they graduated…Why did John not pursue such a course as himself? ‘Too good talents to give them the benefit of a collegiate education.’ Dare you say that aloud? What if you applied it to a young man? Are you crazy? I am not afraid that my fame would be lessened should I be Valedictorian of the class of ’78 (1878!) in Michigan.” -Annie Smith Peck 

Michigan State fans will be happy:

Kimberly writes that in 1874 Peck “wouldn’t be able to place her finger on it at the time, but somehow, within her first semester, like the handful of other women studying the classics, Annie was treated as if she were equal to the men in her class. Indeed it was a blip in the history of co-education — a golden decade — when some of the first groups of women attended the University of Michigan and were recognized as mysterious, capable, attractive, intelligent, and not yet too numerous to be a threat to male power.” – Hannah Kimberly

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EASTERN POINT LIGHTHOUSE

With a house full of family from Ohio here to meet baby Charlotte, our daughter Liv visiting, too, and loving every minute, there’s not much time to post. Liv took this snapshot of Eastern Point Lighthouse just now with a seagull perched on the Lighhouse, a schooner (I think it’s the Lannon), a teeny Boston in the background, and the sun going down. Joyous Times!

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Fun Sister day

My sister came to visit on Tuesday for a sister day.  We walked the boulevard and went to Beauport Hotel for lunch and sat outside.  It was so glorious with yummy food and the fog rolling around us.  Fog horns were blowing, it was a wonderful afternoon.

 





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