Category Archives: gloucester

WOW FIRST LOOK TOUR OF THE NEW WEST PARISH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WITH SUPERINTENDENT SAFIER

WOW AND DOUBLE WOW!!! Check out this special edition of the Superintendent’s Corner as Dr. Richard Safier, Alex Corbett, and Telena Imel take us on a tour of the new West Parish Elementary School. This video was created by Lisa Smith and Becky Tober for Cape Ann TV.

The West Parish Elementary School open house for the West Parish community is on Thursday, August 25th. The entire Gloucester community is invited to tour the school on Sunday, August 28th. 

THE YEAR OF THE MONKEY, BRASS MONKEY THAT IS!

IMG_2256Master woodcarver David Calvo shares his work in progress, this exquisite sign he is creating for Gloucester’s newest gift and antique emporium, The Brass Monkey, located on Main Street in the old Pallazola building. For more information about Calvo Studios and David’s woodworking classes, visit his website here.

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DAYBREAK AT THE JONES RIVER SALT MARSH

Happy Late Summer!

Jones River Salt Marsh Gloucester copyright Kim SmithI hear lots of unhappy exclamations that summer is ending. No need to despair, the last day of summer is September 21st, still five weeks away. We’re just coming into the most atmospheric and beautiful season of all–September and October being two of the best months anywhere in New England–especially on Cape Ann!

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HOW DO YOU SAY PLOVER?

Piping Plover Fledglings copyright Kim Smith .Sweetly beautiful birds and full of personality, whether called ploh-ver or pluh-ver. This pair of fledgling siblings was photographed at Wingaersheek Beach.

How do you pronounce plover? Do you say ploh-ver, like clover, or do you say pluh-ver, like lover? I was convinced the clover pronunciation was correct until having dinner with friends recently who were equally as convinced that the lover pronunciation was accurate. The conversation reminded me of that old film, Shall We Dance and the potato song, or “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off.” A quick Google search offers both pronunciations!

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?

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http://www.whattimeisitmrfox.com/

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SAVE THE DATE FOR LOCAL ARTIST MARY RHINELANDER FOLLY COVE PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP

Folly Cove Designer-Inspired Printmaking Workshop
A four-part adult block printing workshop at The Cape Ann Museum

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present a four-part printmaking workshop for adults this coming October, inspired by the Folly Cove Designers and led by artist Mary Rhinelander and Museum staff member Victoria Petway. This workshop will meet at the Museum on Thursdays from 10:00a.m. to 12:30p.m.: October 27 to November 17.

$125 for CAM members / $145 for nonmembers, materials included. Space is limited to 15, reservations required:

To register, please call (978) 283-0455 x10 or email info@capeannmuseum.org.

Mary Rhinelander card detail copyright Kim Smith

Stop into Alexandra’s Bread to see Mary Rhinelander’s wonderful and whimsical prints. This is a detail of one of her cards, which I had sent to Matt and Liv. Sorry I can’t resist–it was simply puuurrrffect for Valentine’s Day!

 

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Photo: L to R: Virginia Demetrios, Aino Clarke, Louise Kenyon, Hetty Beatty Whitney, Ida Bruno.
photo for Life Magazine by Harold Carter, Sept. 19, 1945. Collection of the Cape Ann Museum.

GOOD HARBOR BEACH DAZZLING DAYBREAK

Good Harbor beach sunrise August 17, 2016 -1 copyright Kim SmithBedazzled by a single morning’s sunrise–every shade all at once–from hues of rose-violet-blue giving way to fiery bands of red-yellow-orange. I can’t decide which I like best, you choose 🙂

 

 

Sax Gordon Tonight! Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line 8:30pm 8.18.2016

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The exploding cigar of honky sax, Mr. Gordon “Sax” Beadle, returns to The Rhumb Line. They broke the mold before they made this guy! Always a party!

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And he’s bringing along the Mysterious Mr. Pete henderson to thwack the glitar as well as Mr. Chris Rivelli, of Broomful ‘O Blooze fame to hit on all cylinders. Don’t miss it!

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40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/

 

Award Winning Actress DOSSY PEABODY, Granddaughter of PAT THE BUNNY Author Joins Playtime Stories Company at the Gloucester Stage Co. Saturday

pat the bunnyPLAYTIME STORIES WELCOMES ACCLAIMED GSC ACTRESS AS

GUEST NARRATOR 

SATURDAY, August 20 10 AM

Guest Narrator  Dossy Peabody Performs with YAW Actors

Her Grandmother Dorothy Kunhardt’s  Best Selling Books:

Pat the Bunny and Junket is Nice

And

Robert McCloskey’s

Make Way For Ducklings

AT GLOUCESTER STAGE COMPANY

Live Theater Performances and Activities for GSC’s Youngest Audience Members Age 2 and Older
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Gloucester Stage Company proudly continues Playtime Stories, an engaging combination of children’s stories, live performances and activities for ages 2 and older, on Saturday, August 20 at 10 am with Guest Narrator Award winning actress Dossy Peabody joining the Playtime Stories company to narrate her grandmother Dorothy Kunhardt’s classics Pat The Bunny and Junket Is Nice; and the New England favorite, Robert McCloskey’s Make Way for Ducklings at Gloucester Stage, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester. The Playtime Stories offers young children the unique opportunity to experience the fun and magic of live theater as they watch their favorite books come to life onstage. Following the performance audience members will be invited to join the Playtime Stories Company in fun and interactive workshops relating to the story. Each Saturday the Playtime Stories Company, consisting of members of Gloucester Stage’s apprentice company, veteran Youth Acting Workshop students and special guest narrators  perform a children’s story against the backdrop of the story’s illustrations as well as create a dynamic weekly series of interactive events related to the story.

A North Shore native and Salem resident, Dossy Peabody is thrilled to join the Playtime Stories company  on August 20 to read her Grandmother Dorothy Kunhardt’s classic children’s books. Dossy Peabody was recognized in 1990 by the Boston Theater Critics’ Association with the very first Elliot Norton Outstanding Acting Award. At GSC she has created some of Israel Horovitz’s most memorable characters in his most successful plays including the Gloucester play, Park Your Car in Harvard Yard, and the Wakefield set, The Widow’s Blind Date . She has also appeared in many feature films including Mermaids, The Crucible and Amistad.

Dossy Peabody’s Grandmother Dorothy Kunhardt was the author of over 50 children’s book, including the legendary interactive book and one of the best selling children’s books of all time, Pat the Bunny which has sold over 6 million copies. She was also a historian, writing several books about 19th century America, including a well-known account of the aftermath of Lincoln’s assassination, Twenty Days. Ms. Kunhardt was the subject of the recent HBO Documentary. Living With Lincoln.

Each week Playtime Stories explores different stories ranging from classic fairy tales to new stories to works by local authors. Upcoming performances include: August 20: Guest Narrator award winning actress Dossy Peabody reads Make Way For Ducklings; Pat the Bunny and Junket Is Nice; August 27: Corduroy and Lily’s Plastic Purse. All Playtime Storyperformances are held at 10 am at Gloucester Stage, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Admission is $5. Advance reservations available. For more information, call the Gloucester Stage Box Office at 978-281-4433 or visit www.gloucesterstage.comJunket is Nice

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Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ This week’s musical guest: John Rockwell 7-10pm 8.17.2016

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Wednesdays with Fly Amero

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Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, August 17th – 7pm
Musical Guest: JOHN ROCKWELL!

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This week we thank the ever popular John Rockwell for
finding time in his busy schedule to grace our Wednesday
Rhumb Line stage. It never fails to be both fun and funny
whenever he and I get together. I look forward – as we all
do! ~ 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…
8/24 – Charlee Bianchini

8/31 – Jay & Laurie Keefe (and friends)

9/07 – Liz Frame & The Kickers

9/14 – Honkytonk Women

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

SWIRLY SUNDOG OVER THE CAPE ANN MARINA

Did anyone else see that swirly sundog in the west last night? Sundog Cape Ann Marina copyright Kim Smith

OLIVER HAZARD PERRY AND EASTERN POINT LIGHTHOUSE

OLIVER HAZARD PERRY Eastern Point Lighthouse Gloucester MA copyright Kim SmithThese photos were taken as the sun was setting, from Stage Fort Park, on my way home from Manchester last night. How beautiful to catch a glimpse of this grand ship anchored in our harbor and adjacent to the Eastern Point Lighthouse. Folks enjoying dinner at the park were referring to it as the “pirate ship.” Here in Gloucester Harbor for one night only, Rhode Island’s tall ship the Oliver Hazard Perry will be returning in September. 

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THANK YOU LAUREN FROM MANCHESTER!

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So many thanks to my new friend Lauren, who generously shared cuttings from her American Birch Tree growing in her fantastic habitat garden. Her garden paradise is a pollinator’s dream, filled with gorgeous flowering and fruiting trees and shrubs, native wildflowers, and non-invasive well-behaved ornamental plants. While we were chatting, a Monarch flew on the scene, pausing to nectar at her butterfly bush! Mothra and her siblings thank Lauren, too.

 

Henri Smith with Dana & Mugs on 104.9 FM Tomorrow at 8:40AM — WIN TIX

Henri Smith taken in New Orleans when he went back for Allen Toussaint’s Funeral

Tune in to Northshore 104.9 FM tomorrow at 8:40AM for some fun when Dana & Mugs welcome local singer/bandleader Henri Smith (who moved to Gloucester after Hurricane Katrina destroyed his home).  You’ll learn how Henri & Charles Neville (of the Neville Brothers) are nurturing the next generation of top musicians through this week’s debut of The New England Neville Brothers in Beverly (more info here).  And you can bet Dana Hersey will ask Henri about his roles in several films shot in New England, including “The Great Debaters,” “Double Jeopardy,” “Pink Panther 2” and “Shutter Island.”

Best of all you could win a pair of tickets to Friday’s show and dance with Henri Smith along with Grammy-winners Charles Neville & Amadee Castenell and the next generation of Neville Brothers at the fully air conditioned Vittori-Rocci Post right off Rte 128 in Beverly!  Good seats are still available for only $25.00.  GET THEM HERE.

Here’s an example of what that was like 2 years ago at a show in Gloucester!

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