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Kirkus review and book launch at Charles Fine Arts for the new children’s story about Bobbi Gibb, first woman Boston Marathoner and artist

IMG_20170608_150512.jpgLast chance | last week to visit current group exhibition at

Charles Fine Arts 

Flowers and Elegant Objects

closes June 16, 2017

 

Group show features Bobbi Angell,   Liz Ayer,   Stephen Bates,   David Bareford,   Lorrie Berry,   Eli Cedrone,   Geoffrey Teale Chalmers,   Anne Winthrop Cordin,   Traci Thayne Corbett,   Yhanna Coffin,   Fran Ellisor,   Bobbi Gibb,   Paul George,   Ellen Granter,   Marjorie Hicks,   Christine Molitor Johnson,   Bonita LeFlore,   Nella Lush,   Marija Pavlovich McCarthy,   Tracy Meola,   Carole Porter,   Judith Monteferrante,   Katherine Richmond,   Jan Roy,   Rosalie Sidoti,   Tony Schwartz,   Charles Shurcliff,   Deb Wolf

Special Event June 13

Charles Fine Art is hosting a book launch Tuesday June 13 for the new children’s book about Bobbi, The Girl Who Ran, by Kristina Yee and Frances Poletti with illustrations by Susanna Chapman. The event is co hosted by Sawyer Free Library and The Book Store. Here’s the Kirkus Review:

Bobbi Gibb page

The Girl Who Ran kristina yee

IMG_20170608_150752 (1).jpg“In cooperation with Gibb herself, Poletti and Yee tell the story of the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, questioning authority with her feet.

The Boston Marathon had been taking place for 70 years when Bobbi Gibb, a white woman, steps illegally to the starting line in 1966, a hoodie covering her hair. Her road there is strewn with the land mines of bias, everything from “So unladylike” to the official comments on the rejection to her application: “Women cannot run marathons. It’s against the rules.” Poletti and Yee neatly evoke the joy some find in running, simply running. Gibb “ran with her pack, going higher and higher, / the world whooshing by, like the wind in the fire.” Such couplets are found every few pages, the last four words the refrain. Readers gain a sense of the experience through Chapman’s artwork, the light-footed energy of the watercolors slipping outside the pen’s fine line, a veil of wind trailing behind Gibb. Halfway through the race her ruse is up. She is boiling in her hoodie and confides to a fellow marathoner, a black man, that she is afraid of ejection. “We won’t let anyone throw you out; it’s a free road.” Well-told and illustrated, Gibb’s story speaks to not only women’s fight for equality, but the power of community.” 

JV Girls Fishermen Hit the Home Ice

A nice sized crowd gathered at Dorothy Talbot Rink last night to cheer on the Girls  JV Fishermen as they took to the ice for their first home game of the season.  It was, in fact, the first home game in many seasons as Gloucester/Rockport has been without a girls’ team for years.  And, while the final scored showed them down by one, the team did not disappoint.

I watch a lot of hockey and I have to say that I couldn’t stop smiling.  These girls worked hard, showed amazing spirit, and demonstrated great sportsmanship and teamwork.  They should be incredibly proud of the team they’ve become and I, for one, am excited to see what the rest of the season has in store.

This year’s team:

Rachel Alexander, Grade 12    Captain

Nicole Tocco, Grade 12        Captain

Brianna Fernandes, Grade 12    Captain

Sophia Pata, Grade 12           

Noelle Perry, Grade 12      

Jenna Taormina,  Grade 12         Goalie 

Cara Burley, Grade 12                

Samantha Cominelli, Grade 12    

Elizabeth Luster, Grade 11        

Isabella Ciluffo, Grade 11           

Zoe, Venetsanakos, Grade 11    

Jesse Alexander, Grade 10          

Rose Degrange, Grade 10                

Jemina Grow, Grade 10           

Maisie Grow, Grade  10        

Bailey Marshall, Grade 10           

Alaina Noble, Grade 10        

Eliza Nugent, Grade 10       

Caroline O’Leary, Grade 10        

Anna Zerilli, Grade 10          

Marisa Orlando, Grade 10           

Kaylee Burgess, Grade 9             

Thanksgiving GHS Football vs Danvers

Tough loss on Thanksgiving against Danvers. Congratulations to the Fishermen who played well throughout the season winning the league championship and also to the cheerleaders for their second place finish in the division at the state championships!!

GHS Football vs Saugus

The Fishermen win in a game that was no contest at all in conditions that were better suited for ducks. It was senior night and also featured the presentation of the King and Queen. The final score was 49-7. Next week will be the first game of the playoffs. It will be at home.

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