Author Archives: Craig Kimberley

MY MIND IS BLOWN! COVE CAFE IS OPEN AND READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS!!

I’m so amazed and excited for our new and unique food destination, the COVE CAFE!

Located in the heart of Lanesville, the secret side of Gloucester, the Cove Cafe hits the ground running with amazing food, hospitality, and style. If you live on this side of town, you know the places to grab great sandwiches on the run,  food for a party or event, or an amazing cup of coffee and breakfast, are scarce at best. For the most part, we have Capt. Hooks for pizza, subs, and fried seafood, then Willow Rest for amazing specialty items, sandwiches, and to-go items. But now we can spread the love to Cove Cafe! From Christmas cookie trays to daily specials, soups, stews, and sandwiches, they are sure to have something for everyone!

I’ve had several very good Cubano sandwich, amazing coffee, sweet delights, and a smile with amazing service every time I’ve been in. Stop by and see Alisha and her family, you will not be disappointed!!

OH! And if you call by Thursday, Dec. 21st. you can get your holiday cookie platers, party trays, or homemade pies for the holiday!!  facebook.com/thecovecafegloucester

CHRISTMAS ACAPELLA VIDEO – by the PENGUIN HALL ACAPELLA SINGERS!!

One of the many fantastic guests for the NORTH SHORE 104.9 Holiday Toy Drive was the talented and cheerful group of young women from the Academy at Penguin Hall.

Enjoy!

for more info on the toy drive go to : NorthShore1049.com

for more info on the Academy at Penguin Hall go to: PenguinHall.org

GET OUT AND SUPPORT OUR LOCALS: POP GALLERY DEALS!

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!!!!! This is the big day that the local shop owners, aka Ya Neighbors, depend on faithful locals to go out and kick start the Christmas shopping season. The gift choices are simply endless and exciting! (POP will be open until 9pm)

EXCLUSIVE DRONE VIDEO: THE F/V ANNE ROWE CAUGHT ON THE ROCKS BY EASTERN POINT LIGHTHOUSE. UPDATED WITH RESCUE FOOTAGE

Also Check Out Kim Smith’s up Close Photos from Daybreak This Morning-

BREAKING: LOBSTER BOAT ANNE ROWE GROUNDED ON EASTERN POINT

UPDATE: Rescue Footage From Kim Smith-

<em>For a few moments she was on her side and I think I could hear my heartbeat. She righted herself, was towed away from the rocks, and headed home by her own power. </em>

Also It was 2011 that The Miss Fern Went Hard aground In The same Spot-

UHMM ABOUT THE MISS FERN, THE FIRST BOAT TO LAND A TUNA IN THE 2014 BLUEFIN BLOWOUT? IT WAS UP ON THE ROCKS OFF EASTERN POINT SEPTEMBER 27, 2011

 

LOBSTER ROLLS AT ALEXANDRA’S??

Alexandra’s Bread never disappoints! Besides all the goodies that they usually have, these revamped “lobster rolls” look amazing and ready for dinner! I can’t imagine the trial-n-error it took to master these. Go get one!!

Alexandra hauls in her catch.

Bread Bugs!

Everything they bake is the best! ALL OF IT!

One of Gloucester’s finest storefronts and some amazing gifts are hidden inside, too.

(265 Main St, Gloucester, MA)

Want to get to know the folks who are running for City Council in the upcoming election?

Join the League of Women Voters of Cape Ann at the forum for City Council Candidates (At-Large and Ward 2). Oct. 18 (Wed.) at 7 PM at Sawyer Free Library. It is free and open to the public.Candidates will be introduced by Gloucester High School Students.

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Hannah Kimberley, President of Cape Ann League of Women Voters, and James Cook, Principal of Gloucester High School, in front of a map of the Gloucester political wards discussing the upcoming project that involves high school students working with local campaigns.  

Another full house for Hannah Kimberley’s presentation of Annie Smith Peck! But it was more than that.

 

Yesterday, at the Businesswomen’s Luncheon presented by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce at the Gloucester House, Hannah had yet another crowd on the edge of their seats as she spoke about her new book A Woman’s Place Is at the Top. I haven’t made every event that she has spoken at this book-season, but the ones I have attended have been inspiring to say the least. Yes, I’m married to Hannah so there would appear to be a bias, but this post is not. Of course, I’m a proud husband who gives her the full support and what not. But again, this isn’t some eulogized puff piece about how awesome my wife and her writing is. This is the view of a cameraman, and an observer, an angle that was altogether different.

To separate myself from who or what I am to Hannah may seem impossible, but I can easily sit in that place from behind my camera as I work. When I’m capturing the world around me, I can easily disappear as a person, friend, or even a spouse when my world through a lens consumes me, as it often does. Now, Hannah has a pure talent for holding a room in the palm of her hand, and no I’m not talking about dinners at our house mantled in wine and food. This is the professional Hannah, the teacher Hannah, and the scholar Hannah that you find when you come to see her talk about her book and the adventures she has had in creating it. And she damn good.

After the ooh’s, aah’s, laughter and looks of “Nooo shit, she really did that?” that usually fill the room every time she gives a talk, comes the line. The autograph line. Thankfully, the fine folks at The Bookstore of Gloucester show up when they can with boxes of books to sell. (For the record, Hannah is published by St. Martin’s Press, so no she doesn’t own the books, and she’s not self-published, so that money isn’t going to my beer fund.) So as Hannah finishes her last comments and thank-yous for coming, she invites folks to go back of the room to the table where the stacks of books are, and she will happily sign each and every one. But this never happens. Before Hannah get’s a chance to leave the podium, the line immediately forms right in front of her, every time and without delay. People race to the back, buy up as many books as they can, sometimes this more than 4 books at a time, and they rush back to queue up with an anticipation of Cosco shopper in free-sample line, that’s starving. On this occasion, the women, (all women in this event’s case), are clutched with book in hand and a story of parallelism to match. I see this at all the events. This is when it happens. As I stare at my screen, through my lens, I see the excitement, passion, and respect that these women have on their faces and what this means to them, and I’m shook.  When I zoom in to get the tight shot of the eyes of each woman, I see the admiration, the respect, and a thankfulness for Hannah coming here and sharing her story with them. A look that usually only seams reserved for the eyes of a grandparent gazing at their newborn grandchild, or a mother when her baby smiles back, or every little girl that lines up to meet Justin Bieber face to face. Yes, it’s that powerful. This occurs in the small spaces of silence between fan and writer as Hannah signs each book at their request. As I try to keep the focus of my lens, compose and move my shots, I’m taking aback by these moments over and over. They are coupled with the stories of inspiration, the requests of whom the book will be autographed to, and the multiple thank yous and “atta-girl” “You keep grinding” comments that shower her at every podium I’ve witnessed. I look down the line to see the others waiting as they chat to each other and share like moments. I found the support, love, and appreciation for what Hannah’s book has done to be remarkable and well deserved.

I realized in these moments the power of the word, the power of the pen, and the power of a woman who is inspired.

Later, after the event, Hannah asked me “Did you film any of the women getting books signed?” As I pictured my framing over her shoulder, the tight shot of each woman’s eyes with the edge of Hannah’s hair cutting into the frame, as they went between looking at what she was writing and looking up at Hannah without her with that gaze of admiration, I said “Yes honey, yes I did.”

 

If you want some inspiration, click the photo link to buy your own copy from Amazon!

Or head down the Bookstore of Gloucester and get one now!!

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Every copy was sold at the event, and money was raised for the Carolyn O’Connor Scholarship. Well done ladies. Gloucester is a better place because of the work these women do.

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A WOMAN’S PLACE IS ON CHRONICLE – TONIGHT!!

Tonight on ABC Ch. 5 (705) at 7:30pm CHRONICLE will air the long awaited interview with Gloucester’s own Hannah Kimberley about Hannah’s new book A Woman’s Place is at the Top, Annie Smith Peck Queen of the climbers.

Tune in and support local writers!

The books arrival!

Cheers to you Hannah! Bravo!!

It’s tonight folks!!’

The cover (with help by James Eves III)

GLOUCESTER-HIGH STUDENTS TO WORK WITH CITY COUNSEL CANDIDATES! JOIN THEM AT SAWYER LIBRARY OCT 18TH. OPEN AND FREE!

Gloucester High School students are working with the Cape Ann League of Women Voters about the upcoming local election for Gloucester City Council.
Students will be assigned to one of the nine candidates in contested City Council races (At-Large and Ward 2).  The students will learn all about their candidates (background, ideas for Gloucester, and campaign strategy).
The Cape Ann League of Women Voters’ televised forum will be on Oct. 18 (Wed.) at 7 PM at Sawyer Free Library.  It is free and open to the public.

LWV pic 2017Hannah Kimberley, President of Cape Ann League of Women Voters, and James Cook, Principal of Gloucester High School, in front of a map of the Gloucester political wards discussing the upcoming project that involves high school students working with local campaigns.  

Listen to Gloucester’s own author Hannah Kimberley live on NPR’s All things Considered!!

Listen Sunday August 13th at 5pm on NPR for Hannah’s interview about her new book A WOMAN’s PLACE IS AT THE TOP! (Some states may air at different times.)


Share the love folks!! Congrats Hannah!!!

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VIDEO: AERIAL FILM OF THE TULIPS!

A  very huge thanks going out to all of the hard-working folks at GenerousGardeners.org for helping add some amazing beauty to our little island. Keep up the great work!

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