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Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company Festival at Windhover – Next Week (June 27-July 2, 2017)

Windhover Season Opens with Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company

Performance of signature dances as well as “lost” work among highlights

Rockport, MA, June, 2017—Windhover is proud to announce the annual performing arts season begins with a bang when the internationally renowned Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company takes up residence starting on Tuesday, June 27 until Sunday, July 2, 2017. The company of six dancers will be teaching master classes, culminating in three public performances scheduled for Thursday, June 29 at 7:30pm, Friday, June 30 at 7:30 and Saturday, July 1, at 7:30pm. The performances will be on the outdoor stage if weather allows. Otherwise they will be performed inside the back studio, and it will be first come first-served with limited space. No tickets are required, but a suggested donation of $20.00 is greatly appreciated.

 The PERFORMANCE schedule is as follows:

Thursday June 29 & Friday June 30th at 7:30pm

Ina Hahn’s choreography to two sections of Bach’s cello suite no.6 performed live by cellist Josh Gordon. The piece is titled: “Fragments of Six”. Sharing the program is Paul Taylor’s work titled “Junction” performed to Bach’s cello suites no.1 & 4.

“Tracer” is the last piece on the program. It was a lost work created by Paul Taylor in 1962 that disappeared from the repertory. The work was reconstructed last year and performed at the 92nd St Y in New York.  It involved a collaboration between the late renowned artist Robert Rauschenberg and choreographer Paul Taylor. Art historian Robert Saltonstall Mattison will provide insights into this collaborative process with an introductory talk beforehand.

Saturday July 1st: at 7:30pm

An all-out Paul Taylor program with masterpieces that include “Company B” with songs sung by the Andrew Sisters. The “Uncommitted”, with music by Arvo Pärt is from 2011. And “Junction” performed to sections of Bach’s cello suites no. 1 & 4 which is a link to Ina Hahn and her choreography, as both choreographers used J.S. Bach’s music as their inspiration for their dances.

MASTERCLASSES: Open to the public to all ages and all levels are SIX masterclasses taught by company members from the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company. Donations are welcome. The schedule of classes is as follows, taught in the back dance studio at Windhover.

Wednesday, June 28th

9:30-11:00 am: General class level, all ages.

4:00-5:15 pm: Beginner class

5:30-7:00 pm: Intermediate class

Thursday, June 29th: 9:30-11:00am General class level, all ages.

Friday, June 30th: 9:30-11:00am General class, all ages.

Saturday July 1st: 9:30-11:00am General class, all ages.

For further information, please contact Executive Director, Lisa Hahn at

Lhahn@art-horizons.com or by phone at 978-546-3611.

First Ambie’s Sausage sold–St Peter’s Fiesta is Officially Open

IMG_6097The First Ambie’s Sausage is sold; the St Peter’s Fiesta is now Officially Open.

Ambie’s Sausage  has been an icon in Gloucester for Twenty-Eight  Years

 

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Janet Tang new to Gloucester eats the first Ambie’s Sausage for the 90 St Peter’s Fiesta

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Ambie and Son

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It did not take long for the next sale.

Come to Seaview Farm and Support the Rockport Farmers Market!

The Gloucester Times ran a story last week about the Rockport Farmers Market and the Essex Farmers Market, and the difficulty of keeping volunteer-run markets going. Essex is taking a hiatus this year while they regroup. We hope you will support their efforts, as the more local food each community can bring to the people who live there, the better. The Rockport Farmers Market brings food to a village without a grocery store, while providing a chance for locals and visitors to hang out and catch up every Saturday morning. The market has become a crucial part of the local landscape; it’s success is this reason the volunteers, vendors, and patrons drag themselves out of bed on the weekends.

On Friday, June 23rd, the Rockport Farmers Market will celebrate the kickoff to the summer season, with Rockport Exchange (the organizers of the market) hosting a party and fundraiser at Seaview Farm. Music from Old Cold Tater, and beef sliders from Seaview, prepared by Relish Catering, along with delicious food & drink generously provided by Common Crow, StudioCrepe, Cake Ann, Westport Rivers Winery and more!

For this Friday’s event: a suggested donation of $35 supports the Rockport Farmers Market and helps keep it going in its mission in bringing local food to Rockport! Go to www.rockportexchange.org to reserve your spot, or click on the photo, below. See you there, and thanks!

Premier Imprints

If you need a gift or something for yourself, no need to go up the line, shop locally. Premier Imprints carriers hand-made original goods.

Premier Imprints
48 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-282-3227

For more information please go to the link below
http://www.premier-imprints.com/

The launch of the row boats made at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum

What a great Friday morning watching the O’Maley’s great 8th graders launch their two rowboats that were built over at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum. What an inspiration watching the hard work the kids, teachers and staff at The Essex Shipbuilding Museum put into this project.

We should be very proud of these kids.

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O’Maley Middle School building two beautiful rowboats

On Thursday I was able to go over to the Essex Shipbuilding Museum to watch the 8th graders from O’Maley Middle School making from scratch two beautiful rowboats. The staff at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum was terrific. The kids were so involved in doing this. What a great project for these kids. Very impressive to watch these kids wanting to learn. On Friday the students will be launching these boats from Pavilion Beach. Thank you for letting me involved in a fun time.

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Ms. Zinnia friend of everyone

On the Blvd. on Wednesday our little friend Zinnia was fishing with her parents. She caught a fish and was very excited. When it was time to release the fish she said, “we are not going to eat it”. Zinnia is one of the cutest kiddos and just love people and the sea.

Calling out to vendors for the Magnolia Library Art Show

Greetings,
The Magnolia Art Show is turning 40! We are hoping you will be joining us again this year for the 40th annual Magnolia Art Show. Registration is easy on eventBrite.com. Here is the link:

http://MagnoliaArtShow2017.eventBrite.com

 

The Magnolia Library and Community Center’s 40th Annual Art Show will be held on the weekend of July 14th-16th, 2017. The event takes place at 1 Lexington Ave. in the Magnolia section of Gloucester, MA. All proceeds benefit the non-profit Magnolia Library and Community Center and participating artists.
Works from artists throughout the North Shore will be on display and for sale. Unframed bin work will also be available for sale. This event is professionally judged, and visitors to the show vote for a people’s choice award.
This well-attended event starts with a champagne reception (all welcome) on Friday July 14th 7:00-9:00 p.m. The show continues on Saturday & Sunday, July 15 & 16 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This event is open to the public and free to attend. All artwork is for sale.
ARTISTS: Registration is now open. Use Event Brite (https://MagnoliaArtShow2017.eventBrite.com) for faster and easier registration. There is a mail in registration form in the Artist Packet should you be unable to register online, starting May 28th. Packets may be picked up at the Librarian’s Desk in the Library or outside the library entrance on Lexington Ave. Click here to download the Artist Packet with registration form and Instructions.

Cape Ann Auction & Estate Sales – 82 Main St. Gloucester, MA 01930

Cape Ann Auction & Estate Sales – 82 Main St. Gloucester, MA 01930
Not for the faint of heart.

June 15th Auction and June 17th Yard Sale at 65 and 82 Main St. Gloucester MA
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Auction!
Thursday, June 15th, 6pm
Inspection 3-6
65 Main St. Gloucester
The Dog Bar Restaurant
Cash ONLY
No Buyer’s Premium!
Antiques, Jewelry, Old Postcards & Photos, Coins, Collectibles & much more!
978-395-7077
The sale will have hundreds of treasures including Gold Jewelry 18k, 14k, 10k, lots of antique postcards, an Alice M. Curtis photo, silver coins, proof sets, watches, art including a hand carved 19th century folk art ship plaque, Chinese wall panels, an unusual early 20th century Pith helmet, an early pond boat model, fishing lures & reels, fabric & linens, an early pewter bowl with ship incised, maps & charts, an early sign off of a Rocky Neck home (3 Terrace Lane) Gloucester & Cape Ann ephemera & book lots, box lots and lots more!

For pictures and details go to: http://www.capeannauction.com

Inspection starts at 3pm, so get here early and have something to eat & drink! It’s going to be a FUN NIGHT!

If you’ve never been to our CASH ONLY live auctions, here’s a couple of things you should know!

1. There is NO BUYER’S PREMIUM!
2. There is NO REGISTRATION PROCESS!

Come with cash – Save a lot – have FUN!

for more information please follow the link below:
http://www.capeannauction.com/

Way cool NE Beach Soccer Cup at Good Harbor Beach June10 also benefits GHS soccer and FYS

“The New England Beach Soccer Cup tournament is not just about crowning a champion, but more importantly giving back to the community.

This year, all of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Fishermen Youth Soccer as well as the Gloucester High School Soccer Boosters.

These two organizations have been instrumental in the development of thousands of young student-athletes and soccer players and have played a vital part in the community for several decades. We’re so happy to be able to give back to these deserving organizations and re-invest in our youth and community!”

We can’t be there because of a Fishermen Youth Soccer game this Saturday–AWAY AWAY as in Haverhill– but we’ll check out that this cool new add-on: LIVE streaming the event!

NE 2017 beach soccer cup

Video from 2016

GHS and St Ann’s Class of 1967 50th Reunion August 5th 2017

1967 Flicker CoverGloucester High School and St Ann’s class of ‘67 will be having their 50th class reunion at the Gloucester House on  Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Cocktail hour, including hors d’oeuvres, begins at 6:00 PM aboard the Privateer, which has been rented from 6:00-7: PM (boarding behind the Gloucester House at 5:45 PM). Hors d’oeuvres will also be served at the Gloucester House starting at 6:00 PM.

Dancing, reminiscing, and comradery encouraged. The DJ has been instructed no rap.”

For more information and reservations, please email 1967GHS@gmail.com

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