Category Archives: Education

Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave….

All of this lying is exhausting. I feel like I was pretty prepared for parenthood.  Many of our friends had children before we did, I had taught young children for several years before thinking about having my own, and I read … Continue reading

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A Night of Music ~ Benefit for Rockport PTO & Rockport Ed Foundation – Friday April 11

 

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Because It’s Hump Day…

Introducing my friend (and soon to be yours), The Incredible Dancing Skate.  If you’ve never been to the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, NH and need another reason to get yourself up there….well, here it is.  This guy…or girl (because … Continue reading

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GREASE comes to Gloucester

Beeman Elementary School 4th & 5th Graders present GREASE directed by Heidi Dallin this Thursday & Friday, April 10 & 11 at 7pm.  Check out this preview by Cape Ann TV:

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ORDER YOUR MILKWEED SEEDS TODAY!

The order for milkweed seeds and asters in being placed on Monday so please get your orders in before then. Thank you! Thank you so very much to everyone participating in the Cape Ann Milkweed Project! Lots more good information to … Continue reading

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Mikey Wins Plastic Head on Small Animal Photo Contest!

Mandy Leone Moffett on behalf of her son Mikey submitted three photos of “Squirrel With Plastic Horse Head”. Contest rules here. Contest rules state that entries had to be photographed in March and sent in on April 1st. So Mikey … Continue reading

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“Asinine” is Clearly Missing an Important Letter “s”

If anyone happens to be looking for further proof that “asinine” should really be spelled “assinine” take a few spins around Blackburn or Grant Circle.  It’s fun.   I, for the record, will continue to spell “assinine” incorrectly, no matter … Continue reading

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E Conchis Omnia ~ Everything from Shells

Paul Frontiero’s post on Saturday, Going Back from Whence We Came, reminded me of the genius of Erasmus Darwin. Charles Darwin (1809-1882) is credited with developing the theory of evolution however, it was his grandfather Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802) who first planted the seed … Continue reading

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God’s Country

Does it get any better than where we live?  I think not.  Since our two sons were born, we’ve been “Sunday Drivers.”  Tease me if you’d like, but I swear that half of their early language came from trips “around … Continue reading

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Ocean Alliance “RV Odyssey in rough seas “

Here is a never-before-seen video of the RV Odyssey in rough seas by crew member Rik Walker during Operation Toxic Gulf 2013. Not for the queasy: Also Visit Whale.org for info on adopting a Whale and take a virtual tour of … Continue reading

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The moon during the day on a warm March afternoon

For more information about why we can see the moon and sun at the same time please following the following link. http://www.universetoday.com/75848/why-can-we-see-the-moon-during-the-day/

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Meet McGuire Center Director Tom Emmel at the Angangueo Monarch Butterfly Biospheres

Tom Emmel, right Our expedition to the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserves was led by Tom Emmel, Ph.D. Tom is the Director of the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, which is part of the University of Florida’s Museum of Natural History. He is … Continue reading

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The North Shore Folklore Theatre Company is thrilled announce the 4th season of our Summer Stock Theatre Club!

“Not every child is a ‘camp kid,’ but in a club, everyone belongs.” – Henry Allen The North Shore Folklore Theatre Company is thrilled announce the 4th season of our Summer Stock Theatre Club!

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Oops, did you miss Mardi Gras? This year you’ve got a 2nd chance

Soooo …. you’re dealing with snow again today and you suddenly realize that Mardi Gras came and went yesterday without much thought on your part — you didn’t even go down to Lat 43 to support the YMCA Teens’ Service … Continue reading

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Meet the cast of Fame Jr., tonight on Cape Ann TV — see the play live @ O’Maley this week

Heidi Dallin interviews the cast and crew of “Fame Jr.” for a  Cape Ann TV special that airs tonight at 6PM on Channel 12. If you haven’t seen the show, your last chance is this week: Thursday & Friday, March … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Laissez les bons temps rouler (Let the good times roll) it’s Mardi Gras!

Well, here in frosty New England, it used to be just another Tuesday in the dead of winter.  But once Henri Smith moved to Gloucester (after Katrina blew is house down — see short bio here) we started celebrating Mardi Gras and now … Continue reading

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Beverly Map

Beverly, 1872. This map includes North Beverly, Downtown, Cove Village, Prides Crossing, and Beverly Farms. I’ve spent some time in Beverly lately.

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Creative people battle addiction

Recent events should make it fairly clear that the war on drugs is a dismal failure.  Debate rages (as it should) about what might work and today it seems fitting to look at how creative people help in profound and … Continue reading

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Listen to Kendrick Oliver from New Life Jazz Orchestra talk about his life and his upcoming concert at Shalin Liu this Saturday

Earlier this week I interviewed Kendrick Oliver, director of the New Life Jazz Orchestra and Laura Heinrichs of the  Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras (NMYO). Kendrick is bringing his high-energy orchestra to Rockport’s Shalin Liu Performance Center this Saturday, February 8th at … Continue reading

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“A huge duck would f*** you up” — Bruce Springsteen

On Jan 14 — for the benefit of Joey, Paul M. & RD — Bruce Springsteen settled the matter on Jimmy Fallon.  Here’s what he said in response to a question posted on Twitter: This was, of course, the same … Continue reading

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Again weird shapes over the horizon

Is this the mother ship? Took this from the State Pier but it is visible from Wonson Cove as well. Trying to look this up, maybe I will send photo to Matt Noyes from NECN.

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Martin Luther King

When working at the graduate school at Wheelock College in Boston during 2000-2003, I was making some travel arrangements for a guest speaker. As I was working on these arrangements, noticed the name was a professor Christine King Farris from … Continue reading

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This one’s for you Joey! The good ol’ days when January meant something to me!

Not so long ago, you could find a happy Steeler fan in the kitchen.

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Start New Years Eve by helping to send Rockport High Band, Chorus & Orchestra students on a concert tour of Ireland and take home a rock star’s autograph

New Years Rockport Eve has so much music that trying to decide what to see will become your first decision of the 2014.  Check out the complete up-to-date music schedule here (this lists more shows than you’ll find on their … Continue reading

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INSTRUMENTAL GIVING to support MUSIC CREATES at House of Blues in Boston ~ Wednesday December 18th

BE INSTRUMENTAL!!!  Help Us  Ring in the Holidays on December 18th Please join us Wednesday Night, December 18th, at the HOUSE OF BLUES in Boston for a night of INSTRUMENTAL GIVING to support MUSIC CREATES. MUSIC CREATES is a non-profit established … Continue reading

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