Tuesday, December 8th at 6 pm Please join us on Tuesday, December 8th at 6 pm as we light our famous Lobster Trap Hanukkiah! There will be signing, dancing and latkes. Everyone is welcome! This event is free of charge.
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7 things you need to know to know about TOMORROW’S Thanksgiving Break pop up art fair @TheHIVECenter
1. When: Yes, it’s tomorrow, November 28, 2015, ONE DAY ONLY, but not all day, from 4-8pm to leave time for shopping/dining local.
2. Where: Downtown Gloucester at @ Cape Ann Art Haven’s art center HIVE 11 Pleasant Street
3. What: Original art on exhibit and for sale! See the invitation below/attached!
4. Who: Features young local artists/creative services with Gloucester ties read more
5. Oh, oh, can’t go? Check out the HIVE new on line artist directory
6. Let your friends and family know: if you think of somebody who should get in that directory, do it! All media! They’ll resume editing and adding into it next week email
7. Cape Ann Art Haven art center has a donation jar. Support this full service Gloucester gem in the heart of downtown.
Once again, we’ve got you covered with a sell-out alert while you can still get tickets. Sunday is sold out, but if you act fast, you can get into tomorrow’s Cape Ann Symphony Holiday Pops Concert. BUT … they won’t last long so CLICK HERE and get them now!
Common Crow will open at 6am on Friday with free coffee, treats and rolling discounts until 8am.
Temple Ahavat Achim, at 86 Middle Street in downtown Gloucester, is the only Jewish institution on Cape Ann. More than a hundred years old, the congregation has very firm roots in the granite of this fishing town. And so, last year at Hanukkah time, when a congregant saw the traditional Christmas tree made of lobster traps, he had an idea: why not us? Why not use the local style to express our close ties to our community?
And so a strangely wonderful event was born.
This year the congregation will, for the second time, build a menorah — a Hanukkah lamp — made of 40 lobster traps, along with LED lighting and zip ties. No; lobster is not kosher, but this congregation is not typical either. Although affiliated with the Conservative movement, its congregants come from across the spectrum of Jewish observance and belief. When its historic building burned to the ground in 2007, it voted to rebuild on its small footprint in central Gloucester, parking be damned.
The community is invited to take part in the ceremony marking the lighting of the first candle, on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 6pm. The ceremony will include members of the synagogue’s religious school. Mayor Sefatia Romeo-Theken, Senator Bruce Tarr, and Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante have been invited to participate. The celebration will include a brief service, singing, and eating potato pancakes known as latkes.
This year, Hanukkah lasts from the evening of Dec.6 through the evening of Dec. 13. It commemorates the victory of the Maccabees over their Greek rulers in the second century B.C.E. Lighting a light each night for eight nights recalls the miracle of that time, when a small amount of oil burned for eight days.
For more information, please contact: Rabbi Steven Lewis, Phoebe Potts (Sylvia Cohen Religious School Director), Sam Silverman (Temple President).
Good Night Moon
Single Tree Music Presents Holidays & Wintertide featuring Chelsea Berry, Brian Alex of ENTRAIN, Renee Dupuis, Joe Cardoza and Dennis Monagle.
On Saturday, December 12th at 7pm, join us for our 4th annual celebration of Christmas on Cape Ann: HOLIDAYS & WINTERTIDE.
Each year, this magical celebration of the holidays has highlighted holiday classics and lesser-known, future favorites performed by some of the area’s most acclaimed talents.
This year’s performance has moved to Gloucester, Massachusetts’ Tavern on the Harbor. The new location will afford our guests a more comfortable viewing and listening experience, a full bar and convenient access to parking.
Tickets are just $25 ahead of time or $30 at the door.
Tavern on the Harbor
30 Western Ave, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
Thanksgiving Eve @ The Rhumb Line ~ Dave Sag’s Blues Part with this crazy good lineup. Orville Giddings, Mark Earley, Tom Palance, Kent Allyn & Steve Chaggaris. This Blues Bash is right for you!
Due to impending Turkey-eating holiday this week, We are commandeering Wednesday night at the Rhumb Line for a night of pre-digestive exercise. This means the heavy dancing guns.
So, C’mon down and boogie your scruples away to Mr. Orville Giddings and crew, featuring The Tower of Kielbasa Horns. That’s world-famous Mr. Marque Earley on honkophone and Tootin’ Tom Palance, on strumpet. Furthermore, a new guy: Mr. Kent Allyn will be poking’ those ivories in the nose. Wait till you hear this guy! Li’l Steevee Chaggaris will be thumpin’ and I’ll be basic. We’re gonna start a li’l later, too: 9 to midnight. Comport or contort yourself! Ask your yoga instructor if The Blues Bash is right for you!
Wednesday November 25 9pm-12am
40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
Post on GMG:
The Magnolia Library & Community Center has just learned that Blue Man Group has cancelled tonight’s (Nov.23) performance. Some of our Taste of Magnolia attendees won tickets to tonight’s performance last Friday night. The good news: Live auction winners who purchased tickets for tonight’s performance can now use their tickets for ANY performance through December 20! Please contact the MLCC at (978) 525-3343 if you have any questions and please share this info so we reach everyone. Thanks!
The Primate Fiasco ~ A Fiasco of A GOOD TIME!!!! New Orleans FUNK STREET BAND!!! @ MinglewoodAtLat43 Friday 9pm 11.20.2015
Seriously one of the best bands to come to town…go see them…you will be glad you did!
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25 Rogers Street
Cape Ann Farmer’s Market ,10 to 2 , 11/21. Cape Ann Farmer’s Market will be open for a full four hours, giving more time to shop for locally raised meat, fish , prepared food of all manner, and of course, bountiful produce from the fall’s harvest. The Cape Ann Farmers Market Harvest Market has become as popular as our open air summer market. Come enjoy this wonderful community event for exceptional food for the Thanksgiving table. This event is sponsored in part by the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church.
Tonight . Chris Stovall Brown . Dave Sag’s Blues Party . The Rhumb Line . 8:30pm . November 19, 2015
We’re cookin’ with aghast this time around with the crash landing of Mr. Chris “Stovall”
Brown on our shores. His clinically-approved method of guitarnomics and vocalizations will have you writhing in ecstasy on the dirty floor. Only Asgard®, the stain remover of the Gods, can help clean up this human stain. Pork crackling rants provided by Mr. Steevee Chaggarriss, finger popping somnambulist, and eardrum specialist. I’ll be there, too, whining about the tip jar once again. Hours 8:30 to 11:30.
Now,kids, next week sees Thanksgiving on Thursday, so to prepare your pyloric valve for the festivities, I’ll be moving to Wednesday night, dragging in the bone-breaking Mr. Orville Giddings and a cast of several including Mr. Marque Earley on honkophone, Mr. Kent Allyn, on keys, and Mr. Steevvee Chaaggaarriss (once again) on drummps. A special night! hours 9 to 12.
December is heart attack month. Read it and weep! My best shows!??!!
Dec. 3 Ms. Lisa Marie. Who knows who she’ll drag in?
Dec.10 Ricky “King” Russell and Johnny Bluehorn. Wait till you hear this guy! Otherworldly!
Dec.17 “Sax” Gordon Beadle with Eddie Scheer and mike DiBari. What can I say?
Dec. 24 and 31 off to the Gerald Ford Clinic for rehab. See you next year!
40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
Multi Seller Yard Sale . Saturday November 21st . 10am to 3pm (No early birds please). 6 Lexington Ave. Magnolia, Ma.
Fresh Baked Haddock – $13.95
Wednesday, November 18th – 7pm
Special Guest: BRIAN KING!
This week features the great Brian King as musical guest.
He’s a world-class singer, folks… with a touch of theater
and a boat-load of innovation! It all starts early… 7pm! ~ Fly
ps: Next Wednesday is Thanksgiving Eve. I’ll be home
making pumpkin pies while the incredible Dave Sag hosts
the night, featuring Mark Early & Orville Giddings! Be there!
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
11/25 – Rockin’ Thanksgiving Eve w/Dave Sag & Friends
12/2 – Mary Lou Lord
12/9 – Chick Marston
12/16 – Marina Evans
12/23 – Amero Family Christmas
Looking forward……to seeing you there :-)
As always, we alert our GMG friends when a show is about to sell out. Gloucester’s KBMG (Dan King, Dave Brown, Dave Mattacks & Wolf Ginandes) are opening for The Yardbirds, right down the road at Beverly’s intimate Larcom Theatre this Friday 11/20 and there are 8 single seats left, but we added 8 more standing tickets behind the last row in the Orchestra. The standing tickets are only available by phone on a first-call-first-served basis, so if you want them, please call 978.525.9093. You can leave a message if you get voice-mail and one of us will call you back.
You may know that Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton were all former lead guitarists for The Yardbirds. Malden, MA native Johnny A is their newest lead guitarist and by all accounts is carrying on the tradition in stellar fashion. You may have also heard the story of when Jimmy Page left the Yardbirds to form his own band, he was going to call it “The New Yardbirds” and his friend Kieth Moon quipped, “Well that’ll go over like a led zeppelin.”
Here’s a video of a Yardbirds show from a couple of days ago. They are HOT!
GLOUCESTER STAGE HOLIDAY DELIGHTS RETURNS FOR SEVENTH YEAR1
Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops
A Holiday Season Event for All Ages Featuring Students from Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops
The Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops proudly presents Holiday Delights on Friday, December 11 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 pm at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester. Holiday Delights features a cast of over 40 young people ranging in age from 6 to 17, all students in Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops. This family holiday event marks the seventh time in Gloucester Stage history that a production has featured a cast of student actors from the Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop Program. First produced in 2007, Holiday Delights has become an audience favorite and Cape Ann holiday tradition. Conceived and directed by Gloucester Stage YAW Director and teacher Heidi Dallin, Holiday Delights is a festive evening of stories, songs, and dance recounting the special traditions that other cultures and families experience as seen through one young girl’s magical journey on Christmas Eve to discover what is really important during the holiday season. The 40 young actors bring the original and classic stories to life on stage with a fresh perspective. Many actors play multiple roles in the production to bring all the stories to life. Holiday Delights features over 100 costume changes, Irish step dancing, folk dancing and a traditional Hebrew dance with the added twist of dancing dreidels; classic holiday music including Deck The Halls; Three Ships, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, and a holiday sing a long with the audience. Holiday Delights performance times are 7:30 pm on December 11, and 2 pm on December 12. Ticket prices are $15 for Adults; $12 for Senior Citizens, $8 for Students and $6 for Children under 12. For tickets and further information, call 978-281-4433 or visit www.gloucesterstage.com
PHOTOS BY GARY NG
Gloucester Rotary Trivia Night Recap
Thanks so much to everyone that helped make this a really fun night. The bonus– we not only had fun, but we raised over $2500 for Rotary projects. In addition, the TriTown team from TBM Rotary won the 50/50 raffle and will be donating their winnings to the TBM Rotary Foundation.
Congratulations to “Hell-th Project” and “Lawyers, Guns & Money” for tying for first place.* It should be noted that “Cape Ann On-Line’s Scrambled Eggheads” tied for second place with a 3-person team. Team standings for the evening were as follows–
Tied for First Place:
Lawyers, Guns & Money
Meredith Fine, Sal Frontiero, Tom Hills, Scott Enos
Frank Millitello, Jason Brisbois, Wendy Nunes, Susan Gould-Coviello
Tied for Second Place:
Cape Ann Online’s Scrambled Eggheads
Cathy Tarr, David Tapley, Tim Perkins
Bob Drohan, Sue Brearley, Anthony Favaloro, Jeff Pope
Tied for Third Place:
Mike Perreault, Bela Parco, Charlie Sumner, Lia Ring
The 4 Cricketeers
Patricia Slade, Wendy Clark, Jim Clyde, Mike Buksa
Tied for Fourth Place:
It’s All Relative
Marlyn O’Sullivan, Mike O’Sullivan, Kelly Goyette, Bill Breslin
John Dugger, Suzyn Ornstein, Tom Dexter, Anita Blackaby
Orlando & Associates
Amanda Kesterson, Kevin Kesterson, Jenn Stonage, Joe Orlando Jr
Pat Thorpe, Dennis Doolin, Mark Grenier, Bud Ahearn
Many thanks to our gracious hosts– The Gloucester House Restaurant and their wonderful staff!
Thanks also to the generosity of the following businesses for donating prizes to the game:
Cape Ann Brewing Company
Dogtown Book Shop
Mark Adrian Shoes
Ryan & Wood Distilleries
Sticky Fingers Bakeshop
Thanks again everyone! We’ll see you next year!!!
*Please note that the team standings were questioned after the event. All paperwork was checked and an error was found– resulting in the tie for first place.
Tuesday, November 17
Tuesday, November 24
4:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Eat at Passports Restaurant
110 Main Street Gloucester, MA and
10% of your bill will be donated to
Relay For Life of Cape Ann!
Owner Eric Lorden will create a special 3-course meal for $15.00 or
you can order off the regular menu.
Reservations are suggested. 978.281.3680
Visit Passports website for menu and more information!
Trinity Congregational Church will be holding its popular holiday fair during the Harvest Festival, November 21st. Stop in to enjoy some of their signature fresh homemade Anadama Bread, other Holiday Foods, Jewelry,Gift Baskets, and Children’s Activities. Also look for the Open flag on Middle Street for their Thrift Shop.
Rockport DECA Sea Shells and Jingle Bells
2015 Subaru Share the Love Event to Benefit Meals on Wheels
Gloucester, MA — As part of a national partnership with Meals on Wheels America, Subaru will donate $250 to the purchaser’s choice of a participating charity – one of which is Meals on Wheels – for every new vehicle sold or leased from November 19, 2015, through January 2, 2016. Since the Share the Love Event began in 2008, Subaru and its participating retailers have donated more than 1.2 million meals, safety checks and friendly visits to seniors being served by local Meals on Wheels programs across the country.
SeniorCare Inc.’s Meals on Wheels program brings a daily meal right to the door for frail and homebound elders, Monday through Friday. Menus are designed by nutrition experts to meet the needs of older adults and are prepared by a professional caterer. In addition, homebound elders have a daily interaction with the delivery team—sometimes their only human contact that day.
“It’s time again for that clinically proven master of mayhem, Mr. Evan Goodrow. He’s flyin’ in on gossamer wings to drive all you kittens wild with his neatly shaven head and croon salivation. Makes me feel really old! Anyways, it’s always a pleasure to have him around to remind me of…what? Also, a new guy: Mr. Dave Moore, on pistons, will be handling the rhythm duties, so, cheer him on! showtime: 8:30 till 11:30.”
40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930