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THE SCALE OF THE ZUIDERDAM

zuiderdam-cruise-ship-gloucester-harbor-massachusetts-usa-boston-skyline-copyright-kim-smithIn case you haven’t had the chance to check it out, these photos are an attempt to illustrate the size and scale of the cruise ship Zuiderdam in Gloucester Harbor. I was lucky to get the Schooner Adventure sailing past the ship during this weekend’s Trails and Sails event. I think the next largest ships in the Harbor that day were the Schooners Lannon and Adventure.

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zuiderdam-cruise-ship-gloucester-harbor-massachusetts-usa-schooner-adventure-copyright-kim-smithSchooner Adventure and the Zuiderdam

zuiderdam-cruise-ship-gloucester-harbor-massachusetts-usa-ten-pound-island-copyright-kim-smithMoving past Ten Pound Island

 

Please help out Good Morning Gloucester By Downloading Dropbox For Free

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I use Dropbox to store, send and share huge files. It’s totally free and a tool I use daily when putting GMG together. Because there’s so much content I’m running out of storage on my Dropbox account and I rely on it for producing the GloucesterCast podcast. If you could download this awesome free tool they will give you AND me a free 500 mb of cloud storage. It would help me out a ton if you downloaded Dropbox. I think you will find it to be hugely helpful and in turn you’d be helping the blog.

Thanks, Joey

I promise you Dropbox is not spammy, not a resource hog on your computer and doesn’t mess up your computer.  I’ve used it for years and it’s been an invaluable part of my workflow.

Here’s the link to get Dropbox and 500mb of free storage for free

Hamilton WGBH dates announced. Plan your screening parties!

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Is it or is it not the whole thing straight through?  Behind the scenes doc on PBS GREAT PERFORMANCES. “Follows the creation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pop culture Broadway phenomenon, Hamilton, and the history behind it. Interviews with Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, Nas, Questlove, Stephen Sondheim and more. Friday, October 21 at 9PM  WGBH 2.”  Anyone else annoyed by the buzz phrases “thought leader” and “notable thinkers”?

I loved the Hamilton live performance, riveting Grammys opener.

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Beautiful industry: Salon 127

Salon 127 is always put together and they make you feel that way, too. Great group.

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New Season New You! Come check out some of the new rich colors at Salon 127, Cape Ann Marketplace, 127 Eastern Avenue, Gloucester, MA (978)293-2555. Hair salon for men, women & kids.

Wonderful Gloucester Cultural Council has money for 2017 arts, humanities and sciences projects. Apply now!

The GCC Application deadline is October 17, 2016. No paper copies are required this year!

The GCC grants have primed countless programs that would not have been possible without that support. The unheralded community volunteers that put in the time and effort to administer the process are fantastic. I look forward to seeing the annual choices. Good luck everyone!

Rose Sheehan writes to GMG:

On behalf of the Gloucester Cultural Council please help us get the word out about project funding opportunities. Thanks! 

The Gloucester Cultural Council is currently accepting applications for grant funding for community-based projects in the arts, humanities and sciences for the FY 2017 round of funding. Each year, organizations, schools and individuals are invited to apply to the Local Cultural Council for funding to support projects that promote rich cultural experiences in the Gloucester community. This year, all applicants must submit their proposals via the new online system and no hard copy applications will be accepted. 

The Gloucester Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community. The Gloucester Cultural Council guidelines, project priorities and online applications are available at http://www.mass-culture.org/Gloucester.

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Gloucester Daily Times April 2012, Poetry Comes Alive, East Gloucester Elementary school celebrates National Poetry Month with support from the Gloucester Cultural Council, an MCC LCC initiative

Gloucester author book release

My fourth novel, White Mountains’ False flag is now available where all ebooks are sold.

September 16, 2016
GLOUCESTER, MA, JOHN THEO’S NEW NOVEL WHITE MOUNTAINS’ FALSE FLAG (CLEAN READS, 2016) IS NOW AVAILABLE WHERE E-BOOKS ARE SOLD OR WWW.JOHNTHEO.COM

Ransom Doniphon is a Park Ranger working in New Hampshire’s White
Mountains National Forest. While on a helicopter search-and-rescue mission he spies a make-shift shelter deep within the woods. When Ransom and his partner investigate there is a shootout leaving three men dead. What at first appears to be a mobile drug lab hidden in the woods turns out to be a home grown terrorist cell with roots that run deep into state and federal government.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
John received an MFA in creative writing from Pine Manor College, in Chestnut Hill MA. He has a long publishing history in non-fiction. White Mountains’ False Flag is his fourth fiction novel. John lives in Massachusetts with his family and teaches screenwriting at Endicott College in Beverly Massachusetts.

JOHN THEO

http://www.johntheo.com

Last Insights On Site art show for the season at White Ellery House: Leslie Lyman and Karen Battles installation October 1

Meredith Anderson from the Cape Ann Museum reminds us that “the one day exhibits at the White-Ellery House are not only a place to see some interesting local  contemporary art in a historical context…They are also a great chance open house for people who’ve never been to experience this remarkable 17th century home.”

Cape Ann Museum printed matter about the Leslie Lyman and Karen Battles Insights On Site one-day-only exhibit on October 1.

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Super special offers September 24 Holland America Cruise Ship and Trails&Sails

How exciting that  Holland America  and Trails and Sails are coming to Gloucester and Cape Ann this weekend! There are many special offers and events to help welcome visitors. This will be the second of three big cruise ships coming into port this month to Cruiseport Gloucester. It won’t leave Gloucester harbor till 11PM.  Last time I expected sight seeing, museum visits and shopping as reasons passengers disembarked. They did that. If you go by the clicker counter, 844 (give or take another hundred), plus 650 who pre-booked excursions, came ashore.

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photo caption: Elizabeth Carey Discover Gloucester greeted and clicked. Peter Webber Cape Ann Chamber photograph.

I was surprised by how many passengers from a seemingly all inclusive cruise opted to take a whale watch trip and dine out. They did that, too. I’ll report back fun facts, but today I wanted to post about the special offers and events.

Working TOGETHER to welcome everyone is a beautiful thing. Thanks to the organizers (with a big shout out to Jeanne Hennessey, Joe Ciolino, Kathie Gilson, Peter Webber, Lorre Anderson, Bob Ryan and Elizabeth Carey):

 

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photo caption: Bob Ryan/CATA, Jeanne Hennessey, Paul Talbot at Cruiseport planning out logistics for Saturday September 24, 2016

CATA created a special map for continuous downtown trolley loops (“frequency is key”) and to Rocky Neck and Rockport. The special pass covers their bus routes. What an incredible deal! They are extending operations until 10PM.  A new addition: Beauport Ambulance Services will be offering a shuttle bus for an Essex/Manchester/Cruiseport route. Kathie Gilson prepared and made hundreds of copies of a lobster roll list (a big common request), special events, and the Gimme Sound music schedule. Kudos to the volunteers, organizations and businesses for their hard work and creativity.

And now for Gloucester downtown Special events and offers. You can click logos to follow links.

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