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Well, you know we never rest. So To Make GMG Even More Culturally Useful We’re Working On An Arts Calendar

My man James Eves at Cape Ann Giclee is going to be the Admin and master of operations for our Cape Ann Arts Calendar.

It’s been tried a million times by well intentioned people.  Building websites that will get traction on their own are nearly impossible.  An art Calendar on it’s own may sound like a great idea but to start with zero viewers and build it up to 40-80,000 views a day like GMG has involves an insane amount of work and dedication.  GMG has such a diverse subject matter which is what makes it such a monstrous hub of people’s daily media consumption.  Just Food, or Just Industrial Waterfront or Just Music or Just Butterflies and Flowers or Just Art On their own don’t add up to one one hundredth of the sum of the whole.

So leveraging the insane number of viewers we’re going to offer up the Community Arts Calendar which is being developed as we speak by master design guy James Eves.

So if you have an art event coming up, instead of submitting it to me, you’ll be submitting it to James and he will add it to the calendar.  Instead of the way I handle press releases of this type (as I get them I post them), it’s difficult to go back and see the whole calendar picture of what’s happening when.  This way it will all be laid out for you in an easy to read calender with who, when, what, where.

So if you are a museum, individual artist or gallery, submit your press releases to James and he will get you listed.

#Boom GMG Blowin’ Up Baby!

james@capeanngiclee.com

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New Inventory Just Added: GMG Dry-Fit Long and Short Sleeve Shirts, GMG Caps and Technical Jackets

Just added colors/sizes in addition to previous inventory:
White Short Sleeve: 1 Sm, 2 Lg, 1 XL
Black Long Sleeve : 2 Sm
White Long Sleeve: 1 Lg

Make life easy on yourself and get it done.  Order now and have it within a week, plenty of time before Mother’s day. Here’s the link to the All Things Gloucester Store- http://gmg.storenvy.com/

There’s also one (read one single) XL premium super plush hoodie left, one half zip black technical dry fit jacket size medium, one xl full zip technical jacket in grey,2 Lg short sleeve light blue dry fit t shirts, 1 XL short sleeve light blue dry fit t shirts, 1 Lg Black Long Sleeve Dry Fit Shirt, and 1 XL White Long Sleeve Dry Fit T Shirt left.

Very limited quantities on the shirts so get on it if you have specific size requirements!

The ones we did a couple summers ago were stonewashed blue. These bad boys are stonewashed charcoal and lobster approved :)

GMG Logo Cap Pigment Dyed Stonewashed Charcoal. Velcro strap. Three Color High Stitch Count Embroidery. If you purchase 5 caps at once you get a 6th cap free and free shipping.
If you order 5 Caps I’ll include the extra cap free!

If you have a certain size dry fit T or hoodie you would like, I can special order them for you, just let me know.

Here’s a link to the GMG store to purchase yours- http://gmg.storenvy.com/
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Manchester Public Library Peep Show

        Manchester Public Library Peep Show

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        Hi Joey,
        Did you know that the Manchester Public Library is also doing a Peep 
        Show? The diorama contest is going on right now!
        We did this a couple of years ago and it was so popular that we 
        decided to repeat the fun. All ages are invited to create and enter 
        the contest. I’ve attached the PR flyers. Entry form and “the rules” 
        can be found on our website: http://www.manchesterpl.org
        I can’t wait to see this year’s entries.
        Thanks
        Anne

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        This Week’s Cape Ann MarketWatch With Kenny MacCarthy @Glosta #GloucesterMA

        Joey C:

        For the Latest Cape Ann Real Estate Trends and Information-
        https://capeannhome.wordpress.com/

        Originally posted on Cape Ann Home:

        House Hunting Or Ready To List Your Home?
        Contact Kenny at 978-758-0983

        Contact Kenny For Personalized Real Estate Information Or Just To Chat About Your Real Estate Needs- 978-758-0983

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        Tom Waits Quote of the Week from Greg Bover

        Glad to be back from a long installation in Seattle, the QotW resumes:

        “Don’t plant your bad days. They grow into weeks. The weeks grow into months. Before you know it, you got yourself a bad year. Take it from me – choke those little bad days. Choke ‘em down to nothing.”

        Tom Waits (1949-    )

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        A California native, Waits is known for his distinctive gravelly voice and his superb songwriting talents. Although usually categorized as a blues musician, his music extends far beyond that genre into jazz and experimental styles. Many of his ballads have been covered by more famous artists; including Springsteen’s “Jersey Girl” and the Eagles’ “Ol’ 55.” Waits also has a 35 year working relationship with Francis Ford Coppola and has scored nearly twenty films. His unusual looks and massive cool have gotten him parts in dozens of movies, from “One from the Heart” to “The Book of Eli.” Famously anti-consumerist, Waits has successfully sued both Audi and Frito-Lay for using sound-alike musicians to flog their products. He is married to Kathleen Brennan and has three children.

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        Sabra Hummus Recall Alert!

        Joey C:

        Cape Ann Wellness
        Your source for Cape Ann health, fitness and wellness information
        http://www.capeannwellness.com

        Originally posted on Cape Ann Wellness:

        Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit

        Hi Joey. I first saw this on the SeniorCare, Inc Facebook page and thought it would be good to share with Good Morning Gloucester’s Cape Ann Wellness to help ‘spread the word.’

        ‘Sabra Hummus Recall’ due to possible bacterial (Listeria) contamination. Sabra has recalled 30,000 cases of hummus. More information can be found below –

        http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm441863.htm

        Thanks to Gloucester’s SeniorCare, Inc. for getting the word out. Good to know!  

        Eat Safe, Be Safe!      ~ Happy, Healthy Weekend,    ~ Karen

        ~ Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness™  Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreamtime-Wellness-/348619611849199

        Disclaimer: This blog pro­vides gen­eral infor­ma­tion and dis­cus­sion about health and related sub­jects. The words and other con­tent pro­vided in this blog, and in any linked mate­ri­als, are not intended and should not be con­strued…

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        EARTH DAY FAIR Presented by Greenbelt, Essex County’s Land Trust and Community Partners April 26th

        EARTH DAY FAIR

        Presented by Greenbelt, Essex County’s Land Trust and Community Partners

        Essex, MA —- On Sunday, April 26th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Essex County Greenbelt will be hosting its second annual Earth Day festival in collaboration with numerous community non-profit organizations.  This will be a fun, interactive and informative family-friendly event at Greenbelt’s Cox Reservation headquarters in Essex. The theme of the fair this year will be pollinators. Visitors will learn more about bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, flowers and how pollination is key to a healthy environment.

        The event will showcase local non-profit organizations that share a commitment to building an environmentally sustainable community. Jonathan Mirin of the Piti Theater Company will be performing his original show “The Story of My Bees” at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. This 25 minute storytelling event uses puppetry, clowning, dance, music and audience participation to tell Farmer James’ comic, tragic and ultimately hopeful story. The Piti Theater’s shows give children and adults tools for helping pollinators thrive in their communities.

        Our community partners will offer hands-on activities for the whole family to learn about butterflies, flowers, bees, beekeeping and pollinators in general. Visitors will get a “passport” to have stamped as they make a bee-line around the fair learning about different aspects of the world of pollination. Those who complete the passport will get a special prize!

        Some of the day’s activities and partners include:

        •“The Story of My Bees” puppet show at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm

        • Learn about monarch butterflies / Mass Audubon/Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

        • Learn about carpenter bees /  Essex Shipbuilding Museum

        • Discover pollinators in art and paint with watercolors / Cape Ann Museum

        • Interactive activity / North Andover Wildlife Tea

        • Plant seeds for your pollinator garden / Next Step Living

        • See an observation hive / Tomten Beeworks

        • Learn about hummingbirds / Kestrel Educational Adventures

        • Explore bees and butterflies under a microscope /  Manchester Essex Conservation Trust

        • Hear music from Tom “Satch” Kerans from 11:00-12:00 pm, The Tree House Charlatans 12:00-1:00 pm, and Olivia Gale 1:00-2:00 pm

        • And much, much more!!

        Bring a picnic to enjoy on the grounds. Greenbelt will offer light snacks and lemonade. For more information contact Greenbelt at ecga@ecga.org or call 978-768-7241.

        Since 1961, Greenbelt has been working with local individuals, families, farmers and communities to protect the farmland, wildlife habitat and scenic vistas of Essex County. Greenbelt has protected more than 16,000 acres of local land and has had a direct role in 75% of all land conserved in the last decade.  For more information about Greenbelt programs visit www.ecga.org or call 978-768-7241

        Eastern Point Day School is having a Texas Hold’ Em Tournament at the St. Peter’s Club on May 2nd!

        HELP DEAL OUT A GREAT HAND TO LOCAL KIDS!

        Looking for a fun way to support the “little school that could”? Eastern Point Day School is having a Texas Hold’ Em Tournament at the St. Peter’s Club on May 2nd! Beginners are welcomed and encouraged to PLAY!

        Spread the word! Tickets can be ordered until April 28th!

        Visit our event page to order tickets! 

        http://www.eventbrite.com/e/texas-holdem-tournament-2015-for-epds-tickets-16362038297

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        If you are a striper fisherman, www.onthewater.com weekly striper migration map is striper gold

        http://www.onthewater.com – Bookmark  and save it to your favorites,  watching week to week as the areas of yellow and red creep ever northward toward us is pretty cool.  I’m going to make some notes as to what things in nature on land happen at the same time and if it coincides with any type of pop in lobster landings.  What would be cool is if they super imposed average weekly water temps on the map to see exactly what effect that has.
        Here’s the map from this week,  go the site and bookmark it to follow them from here on out-

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        Community Stuff 4/18/15

        WHAT: Drumming sessions for young people led by Mike Morse, Mark Nelson & Jay DiPrima
        WHERE: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 48 Middle St.
        WHEN: Each Friday in May from 3-4pm (May 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29th)
        WHO: Youth ages 9-16
        COST: $10 total for 5 sessions
        CONTACT: Jay DiPrima – jay@stjohnsgloucester.org or call the office M-TH (9-noon) at 978-283 – 1708
        WANNA BE DRUMMERS WANTED! (Ages 9 -16)
        If you’ve had an interest in learning how to play a drum in a fun and friendly environment with others – here’s your chance. We will open up the church doors and let the drumming begin!
        Each Friday in May, St. John’s Episcopal Church is offering a series of drum circle sessions for young people, age’s 9-16years old.  The sessions will run each Friday afternoon from 3 – 4pm (May 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29th).
        The total cost for all five sessions is only $10! A specialist African drummer, Mike Morse, will meet with us on the first session. The other facilitators are Mark Nelson, Music Director and Jay DiPrima, Director of Youth Ministry for St. John’s.
        We have plenty of drums to host at least a dozen drummers. First come will be first served when they sign up.  You only need to bring yourself and an interest in learning rhythms and how to drum with others. Opportunities to perform may be available as part of St. John’s children and youth services.
        To sign up: Contact Jay DiPrima at: jay@stjohnsgloucester.org or call the office at 978-283 – 1708.

        #1 Mother’s Day Present For The Good Morning Gloucester Lover In Your Life- A Stonewashed GMG Cap Or Dry Fit Shirt!!!

        Make life easy on yourself and get it done.  Order now and have it within a week, plenty of time before Mother’s day. Here’s the link to the All Things Gloucester Store- http://gmg.storenvy.com/

        There’s also one (read one single) XL premium super plush hoodie left, one half zip black technical dry fit jacket size medium, one xl full zip technical jacket in grey and one xxl full zip technical jacket in grey,2 Lg short sleeve light blue dry fit t shirts, 1 XL short sleeve light blue dry fit t shirts, 1 White XL short sleeve dry fit t shirt, 1 Lg Black Long Sleeve Dry Fit Shirt, 1 White XXL Long Sleeve Dry Fit Shirt and 1 XL White Long Sleeve Dry Fit T Shirt left.

        Very limited quantities on the shirts so get on it if you have specific size requirements!

        The ones we did a couple summers ago were stonewashed blue. These bad boys are stonewashed charcoal and lobster approved :)

        GMG Logo Cap Pigment Dyed Stonewashed Charcoal. Velcro strap. Three Color High Stitch Count Embroidery. If you purchase 5 caps at once you get a 6th cap free and free shipping.
        If you order 5 Caps I’ll include the extra cap free!

        If you have a certain size dry fit T or hoodie you would like, I can special order them for you, just let me know.

        Here’s a link to the GMG store to purchase yours- http://gmg.storenvy.com/
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        A. Piatt Andrew Bridge Doors on Display at Cape Ann Museum

        A. Piatt Andrew Bridge Doors on Display at Cape Ann Museum

        Free admission for Cape Ann residents on April 18

        GLOUCESTER, Mass. (April 10, 2015) – Two of four bronze doors from the granite faced pylons on top of the A. Piatt Andrew Bridge which brings Route 128 over the Annisquam River and into Gloucester are currently on display at the Cape Ann Museum. The doors were removed from the bridge late last year for much need conservation work and this will be the first time in over half a century that the public will be able to view the doors up-close.

        Designed by sculptor John F. Paramino (1889-1956), the doors were cast at the T. F. McGann & Sons foundry in Boston in 1950. One honors the bridge’s namesake, A. Piatt Andrew (1873-1936), founder of the American Field Service, a U.S. Congressman from this district, director of the U.S. Mint and a long-time Gloucester resident. The second door celebrates the history of Cape Ann and in particular the fishing industry. John Paramino was born in Boston in 1889 to immigrant parents and studied modeling at the North Bennet Street School. He continued his studies under Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Bela Pratt and by 1916 had his own studio in Boston. Examples of Paramino’s public sculptures are scattered across Boston and include The Founders Memorial (1930) and the World War II Memorial in the Fenway (1947-1948).

        Route 128, officially known as the Yankee Division Highway, was built between 1936 and 1958 on its current alignment as a bypass route around Boston. It was the first circumferential highway around a major U.S. city and now incorporates sections of I-93 and I-95. The A. Piatt Andrew Bridge is the crowning achievement of the decades-long Route 128 construction project and serves as a gateway to Cape Ann.

        The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to offer Cape Ann residents free admission to the Museum on Saturday, April 18, in order that all may view the doors. In addition, the Museum will offer a narrated walking tour highlighting outdoor public sculptures in downtown Gloucester. The tour will be held on Saturday, May 23 at 10 AM. Tickets are $10 for Museum members and $20 for non-members. Space is limited, reservations are required. Reservations and tickets at (978)283-0455 x10 or info@capeannmuseum.org.

        This project is a collaboration between the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the City of Gloucester and the Gloucester Committee for the Arts, and the Cape Ann Museum.

        Print quality images available on request.

        Mayor Romeo Theken Celebrates Lives Saved via Organ Donation Gloucester Celebrates April as Donate Life Month

        731 lives saved in 2014 thanks to organ donation
        MA Residents personally touched by donation will share their stories
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        Gloucester, MA – City Hall – On Tuesday April 21st at 10:30 AM, Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken and Senator Bruce Tarr will join individuals personally touched by organ donation and the New England Organ Bank, to celebrate organ and tissue donation and announce April as Donate Life Month in Gloucester, encouraging citizens to register as organ and tissue donors.  

        What: April as Donate Life Month in MA – Lives saved because of organ and tissue donation

        Who:   Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken
                     Senator Bruce Tarr
                     Gloucester residents personally touched by organ donation
                    New England Organ Bank

        Where: Gloucester City Hall, Kyrouz Auditorium

        When:  Tuesday, April 21st at 10:30 AM

        In 2014, 731 lives were saved here in New England because of the generosity of individuals who became organ donors.  Thousands more lives were enhanced through the gift of tissue donation.  With the need for life-saving transplants growing every day – over 123,000 patients are now on the US transplant wait list – it is crucial to educate our communities about taking action to register as donors. The celebration commemorates those who have received or continue to wait for lifesaving transplants as well as the families of individuals who chose to be donors.

        There are now 110 million registered donors in the United States; still, the number of people in need of transplants continues to rise.  The solution to this problem is to continue educating the public about the lifesaving effects of donation and transplantation and encouraging them to sign up through their state donor registry.  “The state plays an important role in this process as vast majority of individuals in Massachusetts (99%) register to be an organ and tissue donor at the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV)”, stated Matt Boger of New England Organ Bank.  

        About New England Organ Bank: New England Organ Bank is the federally-designated, non-profit procurement organization responsible for the surgical recovery of organs and tissues for transplant throughout the New England region.  For more information and to register as a donor visit http://www.DonateLifeNewEngland.org

        WHITE ELEPHANT SPRING JAM   SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH  1 – 6 PM

        WHITE ELEPHANT SPRING JAM
         
        SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH  1 – 6 PM
        32 Main Street, Essex Ma.

        Live Music 3-6 
        By Jake Pardee

        Name that Tune
        Bingo with Prizes
        Raffle and Scavenger Hunt
        Food and Drinks
         
         Let’s bring warmth and sunshine to Essex and have some fun! Experts will be on hand for our own  Road Show to appraise art, coins, military items and more.
        Preview our  new spring line of garden items and other great treasures and most importantly eat, drink and enjoy!
         
        White Elephant Spring Jam
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        Our mailing address is:
        White Elephant Shop
        32 Main Street
        Essex, Ma 01929
        978-768-6901

        http://www.whiteelephantshop.com

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        Evidence-based practice looking to collaborate on a research project

        Joey C:

        Cape Ann Wellness
        Your source for Cape Ann health, fitness and wellness information
        For more- http://capeannwellness.com/

        Originally posted on Cape Ann Wellness:

        Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit

        I have an opportunity for an ‘evidence-based’ research grant. I am looking for a Cape Ann healthcare facility or school to collaborate with on a pilot study. Please contact me if you have an interest in research.

        What exactly does ‘evidence-based’ mean?  

        According to the American Holistic Nurses Association, “evidence based practice (EBP) is the conscientious use of the best available evidence combine with the clinician’s expertise and judgment and the patient’s preferences and values to arrive at the best decision that leads to high-quality outcomes.”  (Dossey, B.; Keegan, L. (2013.) Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice. 6th Edition. Burlington MA: Jones and Barrett Learning.)

        Once known as the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM,) there has been a name change to reflect the current trend in healthcare to use a more ‘integrative’ approach to healthcare.

        Established 16 years ago by the National…

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