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Gloucester’s Lobster Trap Tree Comes Down til Next Year

20170218_132436Lisa Smith writes,
Hi Kim,
I took some pictures yesterday of the lobster trap Christmas tree being taken down, and thought you might want to post them on GMG and give a shout out to Art Haven.
A handful of volunteers helped Art Haven’s David Brooks retire the Lobster Trap Christmas Tree for the year. Passers-by commented on how sorry they were to see the beloved tree come down. One women thought that the tree should stay up all year and be decorated seasonally, with shamrocks on St. Patrick’s Day, and eggs for Easter. David said that would be nice, but the traps are borrowed and the fishermen need their lobster traps back.
Thanks,
Lisa

NOMINATE NOW YOUR CHOICE FOR CAPE ANN Y COMMUNITY AWARDS!

_1013029_b_0CAPE ANN Y COMMUNITY CELEBRATION – ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS NOW!

THE CAPE ANN YMCA ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS FOR 2017 ANNUAL COMMUNITY AWARDS

Our Community Celebration event honors community members who make an impact every day.

Do you know someone who is making a difference in our Cape Ann community? The Cape Ann YMCA wants to hear all about them and thank them for all they do!  The Y is accepting nominations for its second annual Community Awards in the areas of Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility and, new this year, the Mayor’s Youth Exemplary Award.

Join us Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7:30 am
Cruiseport Gloucester (the event sponsor)
6 Rose Square, Gloucester.
Complimentary breakfast will be served.

Cape Ann Y Executive Director Tim Flaherty said, “This event is a great way for our Y to honor those people in Cape Ann who join us in our commitment to strengthening our community by providing  essential programming regardless of one’s socio-economic situation. Last year, the honorees included Maggie Rosa and Ed Shoucair of the Gloucester Education Foundation, Erin Canniff of the Rockport Public School System and the Reverend Tom Bentley of the Trinity Congregational Church.  We can’t wait to see who gets nominated and selected this year.”

It’s easy to nominate:

Please submit all nominations by 5:00pm on February 28th for consideration by the Y’s selection committee. For more information, please contact  Brian Flynn at flynnb@northshoreymca.org

MORE PHOTOS FROM YESTERDAY’S MAGICAL WINTER WONDERLAND

Additional snapshots from Gloucester’s snowy day winter wonderland event.beacon-marine-basin-snow-smith-cove-sunset-copyright-kim-smithBeacon Marine Basin Dusk

smith-cove-rocky-neck-railways-sunset-2-copyright-kim-smithRocky Neck Smith’s Cove Twilight

Niles Pond birch tree yesterday morning with the sun appearing through the snow. ❄️

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MAGICAL AND EVOCATIVE GLOUCESTER WINTER WONDERLAND

pavillion-band-stand-stage-fort-park-copyright-kim-smithThis morning’s snow and ice lingered all day, shrouding the city in such a hauntingly beautiful manner that I couldn’t help but take the late afternoon off and went looking and taking as many photos as possible before the sun set.  stage-fort-park-copyright-kim-smitheastern-point-lighthouse-snow-copyright-kim-smithbrace-cove-house-copyright

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Saint Anthony’s by-the-sea Snowy Morning

st-anthonys-by-the-sea-chapel-gloucester-snowy-day-copyright-kim-smithSaint Anthony’s Chapel, early this morning when it was still snowing. I am hoping to post a second batch of photos from later today, of the hauntingly beautiful scenes of snow- and ice-shrouded Gloucester however the branches and phone lines are laden and our lights keep flickering on and off. I hope we don’t lose power tonight but won’t be surprised if we do.

St. Anthony's by-the-sea #gloucesterma #snowyday #scenesofnewengland

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REMINDER: FREE SEED SWAP AT BACKYARD GROWERS THURSDAY EVENING

16708388_1028244820612685_1365850163122677238_nWinter getting you down? Spring is around the corner! Come on down to our FREE annual seed swap! Bring some seeds to share and swap. Don’t have any seeds to bring? No worries! Come any way and grab a few freebies!

Thu, February 16, 2017
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
Backyard Growers Office
269 Main Street

This event is part of FRESH, a six-week exhibition with accompanying workshops and presentations hosted by the Rocky Neck Art Colony and Backyard Growers.

Tony Frontiero joins Fly Amero tonight @ The Rhumb Line 7-10pm 2.15.2017

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Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, February 15th – 7pm
Special Guest: TONY FRONTIERO!

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Guitarist/singer/songwriter Tony Frontiero has led and played
in many local cover and original bands through the 80s and
90s (Easy Street, Grapevine Road). In recent years, however,
we find him focusing on his songwriting and solo career. No
stranger to the Rhumb Line, Tony had a regular Sunday night
solo spot here back in the 90’s. His songs have a pop sensibility
with a touch of blues, R&B, folk and jazz. ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Upcoming…
02/22 – John Rockwell

03/01 – Honkytonk Women

03/08 – Quentin Callewaert

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

DECADENT DELICIOUSNESS FROM TURTLE ALLEY!

img_4266Turtle Alley does not disappoint in their dazzling and delightful array of Valentine sweetheart boxes of deliciousness!

WISHING ALL OUR READERS A

Decadent and Delicious Valentine’s Day!

 

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A BONA FIDE IGLOO IN GLOUCESTER!!

Look what our wonderful neighbors made! Lotus reports that they created the igloo in assembly line fashion from snow packed rectangular-shaped containers. Mandy shares that it was so much fun to make and they will be perfecting their technique for future igloos. I can’t wait to see what they come up with after this next doozy of a blizzard!16640908_10208492011198447_3897272401863748360_n

Igloo made by Geoff, Mandy, Pilar, Frieda, and Lotus

Photo by Geoff Deckebach

JOHN RONAN AT THE CAPE ANN MUSEUM!

john-ronan-and-bookSaturday, February 25, 2017 at 2pm

Gloucester’s former poet laureate John Ronan will read from his most recent book, Taking the Train of Singularity South from Midtown (Backwaters Press, 2017) and discuss its connections to Gloucester, including “Good Harbor, Home,” which was written for and read at John Bell’s first inauguration as Mayor of Gloucester. Through Taking the Train of Singularity South from Midtown Ronan hopes to convey that love and language create community.

This program is free and open to the public. Reservations required. Free registration can be made by calling 978-283-0455 x10, emailinginfo@capeannmuseum.org, or online at Eventbrite

John Ronan is a poet, playwright, movie producer and journalist. He has received national honors for his poetry and is a former National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Ucross Fellow, Bread Loaf Scholar and Poet Laureate of Gloucester, MA. In 2010, his volume of poetry,Marrowbone Lane, won Highly Recommended honors from the Boston Authors Club. As a playwright, Ronan’s works include The Yeats Gameand The Early Bird Special. John is also founder of the media production company American Storyboard, a teacher of film and host of Cape Ann Television’s The Writer’s Block with John J. Ronan which celebrates its 27th anniversary in the 2016–2017 seasons. 

LOVE SHACKS AND BAIT SHACKS FOR YOUR VALENTINE SWEETHEARTS

Where else can you go for both a Love Shack and Bait Shack but Nichols Candy House, naturally 

nichols-candy-house-c-kim-smithFor that special Valentine fisherman

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How about this little Patriots Fan. His name is Joe Hart and he is an adorable ball of energy!joe-hart-nichols-candy-2-c-kim-smith

GOOD MORNING GLOUCESTER BROUGHT TO YOU BY SNOWY DAY NEIGHBORHOOD

Lots more snow in the forecast. I hope everyone is keeping warm and cozy and having super fun snow days!beacon-marine-copyright-kim-smithBeacon Marine Basin at dawn

good-harbor-beach-snow-day-copyright-kim-smithGood Harbor Beach

schooner-sugar-babe-snow-copyright-kim-smithSchooner Sugar Babe

gloucester-harbor-city-hall-snow-day-copyright-kim-smithGloucester Harbor Skyline

A few more snapshots from this morning

 

SAVE THE DATE: SILVER OAK JUMPER TOURNAMENT

For our local equestrians, Jeff Papows shares the following ~ee42cd13-22dd-4a2b-88ae-4001664f61baThe 2017 version of The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament Prize list is now available.  Prize lists will be mailed on April 1.  An online version is available on our website www.silveroakjumpertournament.com

Improvements to the property continue at Fieldstone Show Park since last September–leaving no area unattended and promising utopian conditions and a beautiful setting for top level show jumping.  Olaf Petersen, Jr. will be returning again to set the courses in the Grand Prix Ring and Nick Granat will be returning to care for Ring II and the World Equestrian Center’s YJC young jumper ring.

For those desiring a prize list prior to April, please contact Sharon at the following email address: sharon@silveroakjumpertournament.com

ff0154a9-9e57-4deb-bc00-f56e83c84c16The 2016 $75,000 Grand Prix Champion: Callie Smith onboard Attention Et Z

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