Following our son-in-law Matt’s gorgeous, controversial, and highly successful ad for Volvo, titled “Wedding,” he has created the evocative and beautiful “Song of the Open Road.” Watch it here ~
Category Archives: Family
It has been one year since we lost our friend Fred. We will miss you always.
Lee Lewis and the Doo Wop All Stars
at the Antonio Gentile Bandstand
Stage Fort Park, Hough Avenue, Gloucester MA
August 28, 2016 at 7pm
The concert is sponsored by The Gloucester Lodge of Elks. The Doo Wop Allstars bring the best of fifties and sixties vocal showpieces for your entertainment. This New Hampshire based group will bring back fond memories of your favorite classic tunes.
This will be the eighth and final concert of the Bandstand Series’ 2016 season. This year is the thirtieth anniversary season of these free concerts in the park. Large audiences continue to attend and listen in this picturesque setting overlooking Gloucester’s outer harbor.
The concert is free to the public. Parking is free and the venue and rest rooms are wheelchair-accessible. Bring a blanket or chair and perhaps picnic dinner. The rain date is Wednesday, August 31. For further information please visit DavidLBenjamin.com or call 978-281-0543
John Raymond Jerome Band last night @ The Harbor Loop Summer Concert Series 2016..Next week “What Time Is It Mr. Fox 8.25.2016
John Raymond & Geoff small on guitar, Will Kidder on bass, Bob metzger on pedal steel, Steve Jerome on drums dickey Harper on harmonica 0. Have to get the violin players name.
Great night with threatening clouds. The band played until8is because those clouds gave way to rain. There were so many familiar songs with some originals here and there. This band was real sweet and and so smooth. I think it’s safe to say the crowd loved them… I know I did.
Nex week “What Time Is it Mr. Fox?
On August 21, 2016, Jim Davison conducts the seventh concert of our 83rd summer concert series at the Back Beach Bandstand in Rockport, Massachusetts. The program will include the following pieces:
Popcorn is available. Children are welcome. Folding chairs and blankets are good.
Concert #7 – August 21, 2016 – 7:00 PM
Jim Davison, conductor
STAR SPANGLED BANNER Francis Scott Key
BILLBOARD MARCH John Klohr
PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN Klaus Badelt
PROCESSION OF THE NOBLES Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov
THE DRUNKEN SAILOR arr. Grant Hill
BIG BAND BASH arr. Bob Lowden
GABRIEL’S OBOE Ennio Morricone ~ Bob Heineman, Oboe Solo
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Jerry Bock
YOU RAISE ME UP Rolf Lovland ~ Ben Fuller, Vocalist
OLD 89 Steve Thomas
THE IRISH WASHERWOMAN arr. Leroy Anderson
Featuring The Creagan More Pipes & Drums
Dick Chain, Director
WINGS & MURDOS WEDDING Creagan More Pipes & Drums Entrance
HIGHLAND CATHEDRAL Creagan More & Rockport Legion Band
COCK OF THE NORTH Creagan More
79TH FAREWELL TO GIBRALTER Creagan More & Rockport Legion Band
A’ THE BLUE BONNETS Creagan More & Rockport Legion Band
EILEEN ARUN / WESTERING HOME Creagan More
SCOTLAND THE BRAVE / NO AWA Creagan More & Rockport Legion Band
AMAZING GRACE Creagan More & Rockport Legion Band
AULD LANG SYNE Creagan More & Rockport Legion Band
The name, “CREAGAN MORE” is Gaelic for “LARGE ROCKS!”
which means that our Celtic Celebration is actually
A LARGE ROCK CONCERT! (who knew?)
Harbor Loop Summer Concert Series 2016 with Eric Colville Band & Garfish last week’s show on August 11th
FREE OUTDOOR MOVIE
TONIGHT – Wednesday 8/17/16
@65 Rogers Street (I4C2)
Movie Starts at Dark
This was rescheduled from last week due to the rain. Don’t miss the final movie of the series – Bring the Whole Family!
The Urchin Exchange is now selling clothes and accessories for the wee ones AND for women!
If you’ve already been shopping and/or consigning at the Urchin Exchange then you have even more reason to continue. If you have yet to visit…then this is the time to hurry up and do so!
The store’s owner, Melanie, is as helpful and friendly as she is enterprising. After building a large fan base, including myself, that turn to her often for children’s staples, original pieces, and the perfect gifts, she started receiving numerous requests to expand and begin handling women’s items as well. She has now created a fabulous shop that offers selections of Women’s, Children’s and Maternity clothing, handbags, shoes, baby gear, toys and other gifts…that also presents Cape Ann with another wonderful opportunity to be eco-friendly. With ever changing inventory and a large selection, it is next to impossible to leave empty handed.
Not looking to spend more money? Well then, what about making some?
The Urchin Exchange is always looking for on TREND (search Pinterest for *on *trend *clothing) and CURRENT (1-3 years new) styles in the BEST condition! Melanie is currently accepting Fall and transitional pieces.
No appointment is necessary if you follow the Tips & Rules of Consigning found on their website www.theurchinexchange.com
I spent last Sunday digging through my closet and taking an honest look at what pieces, still in good condition, current, and “trendy” (or at least as trendy as I am willing to go), that I knew I would not find the occasion to wear. I brought them to Melanie and she made fair decisions about which pieces she would like to add to her inventory. I can now look forward to earning some pocket money and having a trimmed down, tidy closet.
This year the Urchin Exchange is the proud winner of North Shore Magazine – Best Of North Shore for Maternity Clothing! One stop shopping for Moms, Moms-to-be, and their little ones.
The Urchin Exchange is now operating a new inventory management system with consignor log it to track individual sales and earnings as well. I can’t lie, it is fun to take a peek once in awhile while sitting on the couch late at night and see my earnings add up!
Another option is Drop & Donate. You can drop a bag of 20 or fewer items labeled with the D&D ticket, they will take what they want and donate anything they don’t to Second Glance. Read more about Drop & Donate on the website!
You can also feel free to call with any questions 978-283-3300.
The Urchin Exchange is located at 214 Eastern Ave, Gloucester 01930…in The Commons Gloucester shopping plaza.
Cape Ann Community Band
Summer Concert at Gentile Bandstand (Stage Fort Park)
Sunday, August 21, 2016 @7pm
The Cape Ann Community Band under the direction of David Benjamin, plays their annual summer concert, on Sunday, August 21, 2016, at 7pm at the at the Antonio Gentile Bandstand, Stage Fort Park, Hough Avenue, Gloucester MA. The concert theme is “The Sea Around Us”. The program features nautical music including Victory at Sea and South Pacific. Local soloists David Oliver (tuba) and Dana Cohen (trombone) will also be featured. The concert is sponsored by Bank Gloucester. The band is comprised of Cape Ann musicians, young and old, who come together for six weeks of rehearsal; culminating in the August concert.
This will be the seventh of eight concerts held at the bandstand this summer. This year is the thirtieth anniversary season of these free concerts in the park. Large audiences continue to attend and listen in this picturesque setting overlooking Gloucester’s outer harbor.
The concert is free to the public. Parking is free and the venue and rest rooms are wheelchair-accessible. Bring a blanket or chair and perhaps picnic dinner. The rain date is Wednesday, August 24. For further information please visit DavidLBenjamin.com or call 978-281-0543
Listen here > http://www.ericcolville.com/music.html
*as always…weather permitting.
Reschedule to Wednesday ~ August 17
Movie starts @8pm
65 Rogers Street (I4C2)
Oh man…This event is awesome..the setting is beautiful and the ocean breeze as well…Rockport ❤
12:30 – Chris Rowan & The Troublemakers
1:00 – Bob Kramer Band
1:30 – Blue Cat Groove
2:00 – Eastern Standard
2:30 – The Jake Pardee Experience
3:00 – Deb Hardy and HUM
4:00 – Greg Dann and Friends
5:00 – Alek Razdan and Meadow Jam
Groove Therapy @ Habor Loop Concert Series 2016 on August 4th…Great Music, Great Crowd and Great Weather!
Aurelia Nelson and the crew from North Shore 104.9 are in front of Cape Ann Savings Bank with their Prize Wheel RIGHT NOW. And they’ll be there all day today! Tomorrow you can enter your name to win prizes instead of spinning the wheel. Either way, you’ll want to go down to the Sidewalk Bazaar and try your luck!
You can win tickets to see Henri Smith feat. Grammy-Winner Charles Neville and the North Shore debut of The New England Neville Brothers (the next generation of Neville Brothers) with Grammy-Winner Amadee Castenell — all in one fun night out Friday, August 19th at the Vittori-Rocci Hall (right off 128) in Beverly!
Other prizes include Downtown Dollars which you can spend at any shop downtown during the sidewalk bazaar!
Get down there now. Don’t wait until all the prizes are gone!
Here’s a taste of what you’ll get to see if you with the concert tickets
After a couple of days of dicey weather The Force has delivered us perfect a outdoor movie-going night. FREE screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, presented by Building Center. Refreshments at 6pm. Movie starts at dark. 65 Rogers Street (I4-C2)! Be there to awaken the Force within you! Special thanks to Aurelia Nelson of North Shore 104.9 for keeping Movie Night Alive!
Another Beach day on Saturday, Riley and Hanna came to spend the weekend with Papa and Nonnie, plus the Magnolia Beach Club had their Sand Castle contest that the little kids do. Riley made a little castle and even earned a Ribbon. All the little kids get a blue winner with a description of their castle. On Sunday we went sightseeing and the kids had a great time.