Blue water and blue ocean and fishing on a fall day.
Blue water and blue ocean and fishing on a fall day.
The views are so pretty as you drive down towards Wingaersheek.
While driving over to Wingaersheek Beach stopped at one of the little parking areas and saw beautiful reflections. Beautiful day on Tuesday.
Saw this at the Maritime Gloucester the other day. Very clever
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
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.
Took this from the Annisquam Footbridge on Tuesday, it looked so peaceful
Available now: 160 Prospect Street, Gloucester, MA / Parkhurst House (Captain’s house)
Went kayaking on Friday afternoon in Magnolia Harbor and watched the kids enjoying the summertime and our beautiful Magnolia Pier.
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.)
What a day on Sunday to kayak. A little windy, actually very windy but so much fun.
Thanks to our sponsors: The Cape Ann Savings Bank, The Randazza Group, Horvitz & Frisch and Lahey Health.
Key volunteers who helped out at the event: John Orlando with the Harborview Inn, Patty Gates with Cape Ann Olive Oil and Premier Imprints, Elizabeth Carey with Discover Gloucester, Melissa Cox, Ward II Councilor, Elliott Margolis, Josiah Fisk with More Carrot, Michaela DiPersia, and Kathleen Adams. Thanks also go to Brass Monkey and Bank Gloucester for the use of their parking lot. The Clean Team from the Cape Ann YMCA did an awesome job keeping Main Street clean throughout the event!
Many thanks to GMG for helping with getting the word out!
Coordinator, 2017 Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar
This is, without a doubt, the place to be this weekend…starting early this afternoon. Check out the schedule of events in the first few photos below. Wednesday night’s private event was fantastic…and last night’s Captains’ Party was no joke at all.
Be certain to come down at some point, have a great time, and maybe bid on some auction items to help raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association! The Lyon-Waugh Auto Group has gone all out and, as always, Cape Ann’s Marina Resort is the perfect venue.
Captains and crews left the docks late last night or early this morning and hopefully some large tuna will be landed later today.
To kick off this year’s Bluefin Blowout at Cape Ann’s Marina Resort, the Lyon-Waugh Auto Group donated, not one, but TWO BMW i3s to the city of Gloucester! Warren Waugh made the presentation to Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken and Police Chief John McCarthy to help show Lyon-Waugh’s appreciation and support to the city. What an amazing gift!