Category Archives: gloucester

LITTLE RAINBOW OVER CAPE HEDGE

The beginnings of a rainbow appeared in the sky above Cape Hedge and Long Beach early this morning. Nothing spectacular, but it was pretty while it lasted, until the next batch of thunderstorms began to roll in. Thanking Mother Nature for the much needed rain! rainbow-cape-hedge-long-beach-cape-ann-copyright-kim-smith

OUTSTANDING ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS FOR GLOUCESTER PART TWO!

niles-pond-causeway-restoration-2-copyright-kim-smithThe Niles Pond-Brace Cove causeway restoration is progressing admirably. You may recall our story about the extensive damage the causeway had suffered from several fierce back to back storms. In 2014, the Association of Eastern Point Residents restored the structural rocks supporting the causeway. This past week, preparations for restoring the plantings has begun.  

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Below are  photos taken in 2013 of storm damage, prior to restoration.

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Phase one of restoration work, 2014

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ATTENTION CAPE ANN ICE CREAM LOVERS: BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!

Today only, all ice cream at Ro’s Harbor Scoops is buy one, get one free. This is Ro’s last day of the season at this location (her Dairy Train in Rockport will be open through Columbus Day weekend).

Ro’s Harbor Scoops is located at 89 Bass Avenue, just around the corner from Good Harbor Beach. They are open until 9pm this evening.

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WORLD WAR II BOMBERS OVER GLOUCESTER

On Saturday you may have heard the rumble of engines in the sky over Gloucester and looked up to see an astonishing sight: a vintage World War Two bomber or fighter plane cruising overhead. The planes are owned by the Collings Foundation in Stow, MA, and every year as part of the “Wings of Freedom” tour they fly into Beverly Airport for a weekend. The tour, which includes a B-17G Flying Fortress bomber, B-24J Liberator bomber, B-25 Mitchell bomber, and a P-51 Mustang, will be at the airport on Sunday from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm. You can even pay to ride in one as they cruise from Beverly to Gloucester and back. For more information, visit the Collings Foundation. 

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BEAUTIFUL HARVEST MOONRISE-MOONSET

harvest-moon-2016-copyright-kim-smithLast night’s Harvest Moon rising was spectacular, especially the striations of clouds in the moonglow. Early this morning the moon was nearly as big and beautiful too, and as I was setting up my gear, Snowy Egrets flew into the setting moon.

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GOOD MORNING GLOUCESTER, BROUGHT TO YOU BY ANOTHER SPLENDID GOOD HARBOR BEACH SUNRISE

You may be wondering why I have been posting so many sunrise photos, more than usual, from GHB (sincerely hoping its not boring). I spent a good part of the summer there filming the Piping Plovers and other beautiful species of wildlife, but I am also there gathering B-roll for all film projects. While the movie camera is running, it’s fun to take stills as well.

Almost invariably, the light is at its prettiest well before the sun rises. I like the blues and violets in the first photo. The second photo was taken about five minutes later. Which one do you prefer? 

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FABULOUS UPCOMING WINE DINNER AT PASSPORTS AND CHECK OUT THE NEW ART WORK ON DISPLAY

dscf4337My husband and I like to make it to every wine dinner event at Passports because it is a wonderful opportunity to taste outstanding and delicious entrees, appetizers, and wines that we wouldn’t ordinarily try. For example, I LOVE Passport’s lobster roll and think it is the absolute best around. So that’s what I usually have when there and it is always fabulous. At their upcoming wine dinner, which is this coming Thursday, September 22nd, the first course is Captain Joe’s lobster in sherry cream sauce with Pastaio’s handmade campenelle pasta. Doesn’t that sound simply splendid? Each course at Passport’s wine dinners are paired with a thoughtful selection of excellent wines, and with the lobster, we will be enjoying Stags Leap Chardonnay from Chef Eric’s special reserve. Come, I guarantee you will not be disappointed!!

September Wine Dinner

1st Course: Captain Joe’s lobster in sherry cream sauce over Pastaio’s handmade campenelle pasta, served with Stags leap Chardonnay.

2nd Course: Jerk pork shank w/sweet potato hash accompanied by Hess Select Trio, Red Blend.

3rd Course: Pepper crusted Brandt beef tenderloin, grilled polenta, radish and tomato Béarnaise with Rodney Strong Brother’s Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon.

4th Course: Pumpkin pie, from locally grown pumpkins, and pistachio crumble, with Argyle, Vintage Brut.

To reserve a seat and for more information on the September Wine Dinner call 978-281-3680.

While there check out the new paintings by artists Elizabeth Bish and Coco Berkman. 

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THE SECRTE LIFE OF TREES

The secret life of trees. They talk to each other, they have families. Don’t miss this WBUR On Point story with the tree whisperer Peter Wohlleben.

“Trees have friends, feel loneliness, scream with pain and communicate underground via the ‘woodwide web’. Some act as parents and good neighbours. Others do more than just throw shade – they’re brutal bullies to rival species. The young ones take risks with their drinking and leaf-dropping then remember the hard lessons from their mistakes. It’s a hard-knock life.”

Link to radio broadcast and excerpt from Wohlleben’s book The Hidden Life of Trees

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4 HUGE Weeks of Music Starting THIS SAT: Harvest Fest, Lanesville Fest, Symphony, Concert Across America and the New Season at The Larcom

It all starts THIS Saturday at 11am with the Gloucester Harvest Music Festival — Music All Day — like getting 8 concerts for the price of 1 — only $20 and kids are FREE!  GET TICKETS HERE.

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Next Weekend kicks off with the Lanesville Music Festival FREE starting at NOON with a Dance Party from 8:30-11pm featuring King Brown Mattacks and Gates — only $10 at the door.  And if you’d prefer classical music to dancing you can go to the Cape Ann Symphony’s Big Night Big Music concert featuring Bernstein, Debussy and Respighilanesvilleposter

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Then on Sunday 9/25 from 2-7pm go to The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence feat. Marina Evans, Jon Butcher, Fozzie Hill w/ Wolf Ginandes, Allen Estes, John Raymond Jerome & Fly Amero at Mile Marker One!  Free with donations accepted to support the North Shore Health Project.

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Finally, on OCT 1 The Larcom Performing Arts Theatre Fall Concert Season kicks off with Victor Wainwright and the Wild Roots and special Guest Dwight & Nicole right down the road in Beverly.

And if that wasn’t enough, you can see rock legend Edgar Winter (Johnny Winter’s little brother) the following week OCT 8 also at The Larcom.  Remember these hits?

Chris Stovall Brown Tonight! Dave Sag’s Blues Party 8:30pm @ The Rhumb Line 9.15.2016

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Dave says, It’s Gerund Appreciation Week as we welcome back the obfuscatin’ coagulatin’ roller skatin’ Mr. Chris “Stovall” Brown. The man with a plan and a a guitar behind his back and nothin’ up his sleeve continues to bewilder and amaze. Ichor will be flowing like whine.

 

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The porkulatin’ Mr.  Anzelone will be zzzin’ and drippin behind his drum kit. i’ll be administratin’ behind the bass. That’s Thursday at the RL !

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The Rhumb Line

40 Railroad Ave.

Gloucester, MA

978-283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com

 

CIVIL WAR COAT UPDATE FROM CHARLES AND GEORGE KING

Charles and George King write:

Hi Civil War coat peeps

Today we piled into the car and drove to Museum Textile Services to meet Camille and see the coat. The mood was exciting because we’ve never actually seen it! The last time we wrote was almost a month ago to the day—you can read that Cape Ann Beacon update below our sign off. A business on Main Street asked us to stop by because of that article which we’ll update next.

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The coat is looking pretty good! It needs finishing touches but the conservator has done an excellent job. A lot of her work will be invisible but will keep it safe. We saw some cool things close up like the form, conservator sculpting tools, original patches and buttons. We inspected the back and saw some threads that give evidence that buttons were once there. She told us originally the coat fabric was a linsey-woolsey which means a linen and wool mix. Anyway we had a great time—see some photos here https://goo.gl/photos/K9ywkvRXLEMUFrFa7. The stand in the photo is not the final stand, but it is the same color/wood. unnamed

The newest Smithsonian museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture is opening September 24th. Black veterans of the Civil War had the idea for a museum in 1915. We wrote them last year and will be excited to see what the museum thinks about Gloucester’s Bacheler Civil War coat.

Sincerely

Charles and George

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Posted on August 15, 2016 by Charge King

Reporter Alyse Diamantides met us on July 12 at the Gloucester High School. She was interested in writing an article about the coat for the Cape Ann Beacon. She was in Gloucester and next she was going to write about Pastaio. We talked about the poll (Sorry the poll expired. We didn’t realize it would only last three days. Please still e-mail any vote you have to gloucestercoatkids@gmail.com.) Alyse wrote a fantastic article about the coat display possibilities. Alyse sent us a link. The paper came out last Friday August 12 and you can pick it up around town. http://gloucester.wickedlocal.com/news/20160812/gloucester-twins-work-to-restore-civil-war-coat. We will continue to raise money here after we all make a decision on the display. 

RACE WITH THE SCHOONER ADVENTURE ON MARTHA’S VINEYARD!

race-and-parade-win-2016-9070-586x315Join Schooner Adventure in Martha’s Vineyard September 16 & 17 for the 28th Annual Pat West Gaff Rig and Schooner Race on Saturday, September 17th! This annual race benefits the island non-profit program, Sail Martha’s Vineyard. Adventure will be docked at Tisbury Wharf in Vineyard Haven Harbor from Thursday through Sunday hosting several dockside and sailing events.

To purchase tickets and read more, visit the Adventure’s website here.schooner-adventure-sunset-gloucester-harbor-2-copyright-kim-smithschooner-adventure-sunset-gloucester-harbor-copyright-kim-smithRecent snapshots of the Schooner Adventure docked at the Jodrey State Fish Pier

SAVE THE DATE FOR BACKYARD GROWERS FIRST EVER GREAT GLOUCESTER GROWDOWN!!

14263992_896421497128352_6394351660514559626_nJoin us for Backyard Growers’ very first annual fundraiser! We are coming together to celebrate Backyard Growers’ work in the community and to raise funds to support our school garden programs. Enjoy cocktails, a delicious pizza buffet, and get to know the other folks in your community who are passionate about kids, gardening, healthy eating, and delicious food!

WHEN: Thursday, October 13 from 6-9pm
WHERE: Short & Main, 36 Main Street, Gloucester
TICKET PRICE: $50

PROGRAM: Dinner served at 6:30. Program begins at 7:00.
6:00 – Appetizers & drinks
6:30 – Buffet dinner
7:00 – Program begins featuring:
–Lara Lepionka, Executive Director of Backyard Growers
–Dr. Richard Safier, Gloucester Public Schools Superintendent
–Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken
–J. Harrison, Executive Director of The Food Project
–Peggy Lyman, Backyard Growers program participant
7:30 – Program ends. Mingle until 9pm!

Wednesdays at The Rhumb Line…Orville Giddings Hosts this week with special guests: Honkytonk Women 7-10pm 9.14.2016

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, September 14th – 7pm
Special Guest Host: ORVILLE GIDDINGS!

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The great Orville Giddings hosts this week’s Wednesday show
(thanks, Orville). His musical guests…
HONKYTONK WOMEN !

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This will be one special evening which I’ll be very sorry to have missed.
But, I’ll be right back at you next week! Try to have fun without me!🙂 ~ 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…
9/21 – Bradley Royds

9/28 – Chick Marston

10/5 – Fozzie Hill

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

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