Author Archives: Matthew Green

About Matthew Green

I am an origami artist and photographer (and teacher of both), a blogger, a freelance translator, former philosophy professor, and I love to sing. You can see my photos on Flickr and buy prints of some of them on Fine Art America. You can find me on Instagram, Twitter (@mehjg), and in various and sundry other social media sites on the web.

Last weekend for the Tragabigzanda Political Theatre Festival

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Tragabigzanda Political Theatre Festival starts this weekend!

- Matthew Green  

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Jalapeños hosts a fundraiser for Henry Allen’s North Shore Folklore Theatre

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Second-Hand Stores in Gloucester and Rockport: printable summary

Back in June, I moved to a new apartment, and did some shopping at second-hand stores (thrift stores, consignment stores, antique stores, etc.).  I soon realized that there were more stores of that kind than I had suspected!  So, I … Continue reading

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Registration for A.S.A.P. – After School Acting Program!

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End of Season sale at St. John’s Thrift Shop

As a part of my series on second-hand stores, I reviewed St. John’s Thrift Shop back in June. As I wrote there, the shop is open during the summer. I just found out that the Thrift Shop will be closing … Continue reading

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Mary Rose Vintage Design

This new vintage store on Main Street has already gotten some GMG love, but my series on second-hand stores on this side of the bridge would be incomplete if I were not to cover it too! Mary Rose Vintage Design … Continue reading

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Gloucester fire engines

So important, and so cool! Thanks to all the firemen who put their lives at risk on a regular basis to keep our people and our property safe! – Matthew Green

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Main & Pier – another antique/vintage store!

Another antique and vintage store has appeared in Rockport!  It is called Main & Pier, appropriately because that is precisely where it is located! It has a lot of different kinds of items, from small to large. Here are some … Continue reading

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Art Longwood Books

The other day I was walking in Rockport on my way to photograph a couple of second-hand stores for my ongoing series, and to my surprise, I discovered two more stores to add to my list! The first one, which … Continue reading

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St. Vincent de Paul Society “Clothes Closet” Thrift Store

As mentioned in previous posts in my series on second-hand stores, it several local churches have thrift stores which aim to provide affordable items to everyone, but especially to those who are most in need.  The proceeds of these thrift … Continue reading

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“Twilight Lounge” on Pleasant Street

Just got this note from Meg of the “Neighborhood Apothecary“: I came up with a crazy idea the other day that we will be trying on Sundays from now until November. There will be a “Twilight Lounge” in the courtyard … Continue reading

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Annisquam Exchange

A visit to the Annisquam Exchange (32 Leonard St., Annisquam) takes you out of the more frequented areas of Gloucester and Rockport and into the beautiful, historic, small-town atmosphere of Annisquam. Not that downtown Gloucester and Rockport aren’t charming, but Annisquam … Continue reading

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Sea Again New & Consigned Fashion & Accessories

Discovering stores that specialize in second-hand items in the Gloucester-Rockport area has been an adventure, and I keep discovering more! Often I’ll go to one store, and they’ll refer me to another. Unfortunately some also have closed since I started … Continue reading

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Mother of Grace Club Celebration

From Catherine Fontana (see her interview with Joey here): You are cordially invited to attend our annual feast in honor of Mother of Grace, Sept. 6-8. All events will be held at 48 Washington St. unless otherwise stated. Schedule of … Continue reading

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Bullseye Books in Rockport: Second Hand Stores series continues

I keep discovering more and more second hand stores on this side of the bridge! One that had escaped my original list (which I have still not exhausted) was Bullseye Books in Rockport (25 Main Street). I stopped in the … Continue reading

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Midori, my favorite oriental restaurant

A few months ago, Midori Chinse and Japanese bistro (32 Washington Street) started hosting an “Artist’s Cocktail”, 8-11PM on Wednesday nights (live music by Henry Allen and the New Swingset, as well as by guest artists; plus other things like poetry and … Continue reading

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