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GLOUCESTER STAGE JOINS “NOT IN OUR HOUSE” MOVEMENT

Gloucester Stage Joins “Not in Our House” Movement

By a unanimous vote of its Board of Directors, Gloucester Stage has joined the “Not in Our House” community, and adopted its Chicago Theater Standards (CTS). The CTS is a comprehensive document providing theater companies with procedures and protocols designed to prevent and respond to “unsafe events, environments or individuals,” with particular attention to the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace.

Procedures for integrating these policies in the rehearsal process, daily operations, and orientation for new staff and apprentices, are already being enacted. With casting for Gloucester Stage’s 39th season beginning this week, Bob Walsh, Artistic Director shared, “We are already putting in place safeguards to support the artists.”

In a letter addressed to staff and colleagues late last year, Managing Director, Jeff Zinn, wrote, “So much of the work we do in the theater demands that we be open and vulnerable. This happens at all levels of the enterprise: playwrights, designers, directors, producers, all take risks daily. Actors, of course, must make themselves emotionally available in rehearsal and then in front of an audience. That’s why it is essential that we provide a safe space for that work to unfold.”

Zinn adds, “Theaters across New England are asking ourselves these questions: what policies are already in place? What can we do better? Collectively, there is momentum to adopt a common standard. We look forward to measuring our efforts and sharing our progress with our colleagues and sister companies.”

Elizabeth Neumeier, GSC Board President, stated, “We have been individually and collectively appalled by the allegations of past misconduct at Gloucester Stage and throughout the theater industry. We intend for Gloucester Stage, by our actions and example, to help change the culture that, for so long, has allowed such things to take place. Implementing the CTS this season will help ensure that Gloucester Stage is a place where people feel safe, free to do their best work, and to speak out without fear of reprisal.”

More about Not In Our House can be found at notinourhouse.org.The Chicago Theater Standards can be downloaded at http://www.notinourhouse.org/download-the-standards/

ANNISQUAM VILLAGE PLAYERS PRESENTS THIRD ANNUAL CABARET SATURDAY EVENING!

Kerry McKenna from the Cape Ann Chamber writes,
Our friends in Annisquam are at it again!
For the third year in row the Annisquam Village Players are coming out of creative-hibernation and are hosting Cabaret Night, upstairs in the Village Hall, 32 Leonard Street, this Saturday, February 10, starting at 7pm.
$30 admission includes wine, small bites and Great Entertainment!
Guests will enjoy an elegant atmosphere with Cabaret table seating, hors d’oeuvres, wine and desserts,
All proceeds will go to help defray the costs of their summer production and to the AVP Scholarship Fund.
The event is hosted by the Annisquam Village Players, and will feature performances by AVP celebrities and a select group of other talented Cape Ann artists.  Included will be singers, dancers, and a special aeriel ballet. 
The Mayor and local Gloucester politicians will introduce the show, and a special AVP scholarship will be announced.  The 2018 summer musical will be announced, with appropriate music.
This is a great way to enjoy what has been a (long winters’) Saturday night while supporting this talented group of actors!

LAST DAY TO ORDER SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION OF “Super Blue Blood Moon Over Gloucester”

LAST DAY TO ORDER SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION OF “Super Blue Blood Moon Over Gloucester”

Dear Friends,

If you would like an 8 x12 print of the “Super Blue Blood Moon Over Gloucester’s UU Church” photo, please place your order by emailing me at kimsmithdesigns@hotmail.com, commenting in the comment section of this post, or facebook messaging me. We are printing a limited edition at 95.00 each, which includes shipping and tax. The image will be a giclee print on fine art hot press paper.

We will accept checks or cash. Place your order by February 8th and payment must be received by February 15th. The limited edition images will be printed that week and mailed immediately. Your order is not placed until you have received a confirmation of payment.

If this system works smoothly, I think we’ll do the “We Love You Too Snowy Owl” or Piping Plovers “OctoPop” next 🙂

Thank you all so much for your interest ❤

Bob Davis aka Johnny Carwash, David Brown, Dave Mattacks, Dave Sag and guest appearance by Josh Davis 8:30pm Tonight @ The Rhumb Line 2.8.2018

Thursday at the Rhummmmie: We ride the big wave with Johnny Carwash! That’s Bobby Davis with the tan and pineapples on his shorts, whanging away at all your favorite beach toons. Plus he’s dragging in his hand-picked surfer dudes to help out waxing your pineal gland. That’s Dave “Chip” Brown, Dave “Cubby” Mattacks, and Dave “Dave” Sag. Special guest appearance by Josh Davis on the tonsilphonium. Surf’s up!

Dave Sag

 

 

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Gloucester, MA 01930
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Design of Mine a fashion boutique at the West End in Gloucester, MA is open for business during the winter. Come visit!

Going on vacation to a warmer destination, or not ?
The Flutter Shawl is a perfect accent piece for any wardrobe…just throw it on and go…
Day or evenings out…beach cover and more…
Come see our beautiful selection of silk, silk like, polycotton blend. We also have beautiful velvet burnouts. Oh and don’t forget the bling!

Design of Mine
33 Main Street
Gloucester, MA
New Winter hours through March

Sunday & Monday 11am-5pm 

Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays *Open Feb 13th & 14th for Valentines Day♡

Thurs, Fri and Sat 11am-5pm

Owner/ Store manager Melissa Tarr

 

 

 

 

 

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Check out the many ways to wear right here >

 

 

Bill Gleason Tonight ~ Wednesdays with Fly Amero 7pm @ The Rhumb Line 2.7.2018

rhumbline

 

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, February 7th – 7pm
My Musical Guest: BILL GLEASON!

I like to call him “Howlin’ Bill Gleason” because he’s every
bit as real and genuine as any of the howlin’ blues legends of
American pop culture history we all grew up listening to. He
sits on a low chair and delivers 12-string blues with a raspy,
soulful growl. We are all students in his presence. ~ 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!
Next week…
2/14 – Inge Berge (everybody’s Valentine)

2/21 – Liz Frame

2/28 – Strungout Playboys

3/7 – Toni Ann

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

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, February 7th – 7pm
My Musical Guest: BILL GLEASON!

I like to call him “Howlin’ Bill Gleason” because he’s every
bit as real and genuine as any of the howlin’ blues legends of
American pop culture history we all grew up listening to. He
sits on a low chair and delivers 12-string blues with a raspy,
soulful growl. We are all students in his presence. ~ 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!
Next week…
2/14 – Inge Berge (everybody’s Valentine)

2/21 – Liz Frame

2/28 – Strungout Playboys

3/7 – Toni Ann

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

REMINDER: PRINTING A LIMITED EDITION OF “Super Blue Blood Moon Over Gloucester”

Thursday is the last day that we are taking orders for the limited edition prints of this photo. Please email if you are interested. Thank you so much.  

PRINTING A LIMITED EDITION OF “Super Blue Blood Moon Over Gloucester”

 

Dear Friends,

I am receiving so many requests for photos and would like to honor your requests while also trying to find a hassle-free simple way to do this and not take time away from completing my documentary film about the Monarchs.

If you would like an 8 x12 print of the “Super Blue Blood Moon Over Gloucester’s UU Church” photo, please place your order by emailing me at kimsmithdesigns@hotmail.com, commenting in the comment section of this post, or facebook messaging me. We are printing a limited edition at 95.00 each, which includes shipping and tax. The image will be a giclee print on fine art hot press paper.

The next Super Blue Blood Moon won’t occur until January 31, 2037 (and it could very well be cloudy and not visible).

We will accept checks or cash. Place your order before February 8th (within this upcoming week) and payment must be received by February 15th (within two weeks). The limited edition images will be printed that week and mailed immediately. Your order is not placed until you have received a confirmation of payment.

If this system works smoothly, I think we’ll do the “We Love You Too Snowy Owl” or Piping Plovers “OctoPop” next 🙂

Thank you all so much for your interest ❤

SAVE THE DATES! OFFICIAL SAINT PETER’S FIESTA 2018

WEDNESDAY JUNE 27th THROUGH SUNDAY JULY 1st!!!

 

Sara Favazza, Joe Novello, Al Millefoglie

Thank you to Saint Peter’s Fiesta Committee member Al Millefoglie for sharing the dates of the Saint Peter’s Fiesta 2018!


Sunday Walkers 2017

“Sisters” Giambanco Greasy Pole Rally

VALENTINE’S EVENING GLOUCESTER STAGE PRESENTS TRIALS OF LOVE FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY

Robert Walsh, Artistic Director     Jeff Zinn, Managing Director

From: Heidi J. Dallin, Media Relations Director Phone: 978-281-4099/978-283-6688 Email: hjdallin@hotmail.com

Dating Comedy Show Trials of Love arrives at Gloucester Stage for Valentine’s Day

 

Mike Dorval’s hilariously interactive Trials of Love comes to Gloucester Stage for one night only on Valentine’s Night, Wednesday, February 14 at 7:30 pm. After playing to sold out houses at the Charles Playhouse in Boston — the side-splitting cast will be laughing along with couples on this side of the bridge. According to GSC Managing Director Jeff Zinn, “Trials of Love is truly unique — each new couple and audience brings fresh fodder for comedy. It’s the perfect date night out, ladies’ night, or group outing.”  This interactive problem-solving comedy show, hosted by Mike Dorval, the show’s creator, will run Valentine’s Night, Wednesday February 14th at 7:30pm at Gloucester Stage at 267 E Main St, Gloucester MA 01930. Doors at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m.; reserved seating; tickets available online at gloucesterstage.com.

 

Trials of Love, crafted by Dorval, a renowned standup comedian, brings everyday couples into the Love Judge’s (Dorval’s) ‘courtroom’ to have their relationship conflicts worked out through comedic insight and juried audience participation. The couple receives prizes and a lifetime courtroom pass — as well as having their relationship saved — and the partner who emerges victorious is awarded an official proclamation for their triumph. The Love Judge promises there isn’t a couples’ conundrum he can’t resolve — although he does footnote that “isn’t an actual promise.”

The show features fellow comedians from around the East Coast and New York, Carman Lagala, Sam Evans, Emily Ruskowski, Katie McCarthy, and Srilatha Rajamani.

In addition to each night’s featured couple on trial, the Lightning Round of Love gives every member of the audience an opportunity to stump the Love Judge with their relationship dilemma, and the top problem of the night also wins a prize — in addition to their newfound flaw-free relationship!

For more information or tickets visit gloucesterstage.com or  Facebook/Twitter/Instagram@GloucesterStag

MY WHAT BIG FEET YOU HAVE HEDWIG! -By Kim Smith

My what big feet you have Hedwig! A Snowy Owl’s feet are covered in feathers, providing insulation against Arctic temperatures–just like a pair of warm fluffy slippers.

Hedwig left her perch and walked over to a patch of snow, which she proceeded to eat. She also washes her face and feet in snow patches.

 

HOW LONG WILL THE SNOWY OWLS STAY IN GLOUCESTER? -By Kim Smith

Not all Snowy Owls migrate south, but the ones that do leave the Arctic tundra to winter over in North America arrive at their wintering grounds (areas such as the Massachusetts coastline) usually beginning in mid-to late-November. Some don’t arrive until December and some as late as January. They migrate along coastlines, prairies, river valleys, and even mountain ridgelines are thought to help guide the Snowies.

By mid-April, most Snowies have left Massachusetts, although one study that I read recorded a Snowy that did not leave Logan Airport until July 7th! Another study reported that in most cases, the Snowy Owls that did not leave until summer were non-breeding birds in their first year of life.

How long will Hedwig stay? She appears to be getting plenty to eat and is quite well adapted to backshore living, despite her throngs of weekend fans. Let’s hope her stay is a good one and that she returns to the Arctic this summer to make lots of little Hedwigs and Bubos!

SNOWY OWL WATCHING TIPS: The following are some helpful tips for watching Snowy Owls.

  1. Watch from a comfortable distance–comfortable for the bird that is. Nothing makes the Owls more stressed than people getting too close.
  2. Please keep children from throwing rocks towards the Snowy or anywhere within the vicinity of the Owl.
  3. Please don’t allow dogs to play near the Snowies.
  4. There have been reports of Snowies flying into cars. They often fly low when flushed and it is easy to understand why this may happen, especially as the Snowies are drawing so much traffic. Please be on the look out when you are in known Snowy Owl territory.
  5. Slamming doors, radios blasting, barking dogs, and loud mufflers all stress the Snowies.

Thank you Everyone for being good caretakers of Hedwig, Bubo, and all the Snowies during their stay in Gloucester!

Jennifer and her daughters Ellie and Isla are super Snowy stewards, keeping well beyond the 150 feet recommended for safe observation.

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