Category Archives: Things to do

What Time Is It Mr. Fox (Trio) with Brian King, Nathan Cohen and Joe Cardoza with surprise guests Megan McKenzie and Eileen Little ~ Brunch @ Foreign Affairs Wine Bar & Bistro

 

 

There were a lot of familiar faces for this Sunday Brunch. This was my second time back and I can’t wait to go back again. The service, atmosphere food and their live music is the best. If you haven’t been I suggest you do. Check out the link below to see the menu and what’s happening. They have music on Sundays during brunch and 1-4. Different musicians weekly. Call ahead for reservations because it room fills up fast in advance.

foriegn affairsForeign Affairs Wine Bar & Bistro
26 Central St
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
(978) 704-9568

http://www.foreignaffairswineandbistro.com/

A Half Milestone

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Today all systems were go: 33°F, daylight, dry pavement, and a craving to walk some distance without my cane. Janet took the cane at the front door and we walked at a medium pace to my favorite animal sculpture park. After stopping to take a few photos, we walked back home. Total distance: One half mile using no cane or other walking aid.

As the journey started thirteen months ago, I couldn’t roll onto my side in a hospital bed. I graduated to a wheelchair, then a walker, followed by a cane, and now two legs. I’m currently scouting around for a longer full–milestone trail. (Photo by Janet).

Breaking News!

A male King Eider is currently on the backshore. Two gentlemen from Carlisle were kind enough to allow me to look through their scope and Michelle Barton reports that it was there on Friday, too. The eider can be seen while standing at the small cleared space on the side of the road, across from The Elks at Bass Rocks. The King Eider is a spectacularly colored bird and is too far offshore for the capabilities of my 200mm lens but here is a beautiful photo from Wiki Commons Media. King Eiders forage on seabeds up to 82 feet deep and I imagine that is what the diving eider spotted this morning was doing. Happy Birding!

 

Read More about the Cape Ann Winter Birding Weekend schedule of events, which is taking place this weekend, here.

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Captured: Photography, Sculpture and Fine Crafts by RNAC Members

Gloucester MA, February 26, 2015 —The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) with more than 200 members, is pleased to introduce artist members who make photographs, sculpture and fine craft in “CAPTURED,” the first of two consecutive shows devoted exclusively to art colony members. This exhibition will be on view Thursday, March 5 through 29 at the Cultural Center Gallery, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester. Viewers will have the opportunity to see the new work inspired by streetscapes, quarries, beaches and more, being “captured” by members in 2015. The public is invited enjoy the exhibition accompanied by light refreshments and meet the artists at the reception on Friday, March 6, 5:00-7:00 PM. The Gallery is open each week, Thursday-Sunday, 12:00 -4:00 PM.

Several of the exhibiting RNAC members Judith Monteferrante, Skip Montello, and Dianne Schaefer will be exhibiting their work at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester MA in the exhibition “Photography Atelier 21” also on view from March 5-29.

A second RNAC member exhibition “ It’s Not Furniture” is a juried annual of paintings, prints, and mixed-media 2D work coming to the Cultural Center April 2-26. Be sure to watch for more details.

State House a Work of Art ~ Inside and Out

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Most of our group went into the State House thru the General Hooker entrance. Escorted by Catherine Ryan, I entered via the accessible Bowdoin Street door, because it has a ramp instead of stairs. Once inside and past security, there are elevators aplenty. The first thing I wanted to see was one of the two large cod sculptures. By chance, we immediately ran into our State Senator, Bruce Tarr, who took the time to give us a short tour. Art in all media was everywhere, including the 1798 “new” State House itself.

Community Stuff 2/27/15

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Elsa visiting The Urchin Exchange @The Commons, Saturday, Feb 28th from 11am to 12pm

Elsa the ice queen is coming to “the Urchin exchange”

this Saturday, Feb. 28th, from 11a-12p

snow flake wand making

photos with elsa

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singing and dancing
we are located at the commons – 214 eastern ave, unit 8, gloucester, ma 01930



Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

The First Baptist Church in Gloucester, located at 38 Gloucester Avenue, will host its annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner on Saturday, March 14 beginning at 5pm.

The doors will open at 4:30pm. Both smoked shoulder ham and corned beef will be offered along with all the trimmings. A selection of desserts and beverages are included. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 5 years old.

We hope you’ll come and join us for this long-standing Gloucester tradition!


Wendy Morgan submits-

Joey, this was posted in a Yahoo group I belong to and I thought you would like to repost it.

Wendy

A Prayer for Boston:
Almighty God, who made the green grass on the Fenway, the blue waters of Dorchester Bay and the tan sands on the Cape, we have a simple prayer: Enough with the snow already. Whatever mysterious point you’re making about endurance, or patience or your own awesome power, we get it: we’ve endured, we’re plenty patient and we get that you can do the snow thing. And we know that you know the old joke (since you know everything) about how if the Pilgrims landed in Florida first this part of the country would never have been settled, ha ha, but we love it here. We love the spring, especially on Boston Common. We love the Fall, especially in the suburbs. And we love the summer, especially on Cape Cod, on Cape Anne and on the South Shore. We love all those beautiful parts of your world. But we’ve had it with the snow. I mean, have you looked out my window? So we’d like to ask you to stop sending us the snow. And, just to be clear, when we say snow we also mean freezing rain, sleet, black ice, any kind of flurries and that new creation of yours thundersnow. We promise we’ll be good during Lent, we’ll be kind to one another, and won’t ask for another thing…at least until the Red Sox start to play. Amen.
Fr. James Martin SJ 


Nichole’s Picks of the Weekend 2/28 and 3/1

March….finally.  Maybe, just maybe, the worst of it is over.

Pick #1 

Mentioned just yesterday on GMG….and sounding like a lot of fun….is the Harlem Superstars Basketball Game!

Proceeds go to benefit the Cape Ann YMCA’s Annual Campaign!

The game starts at 7pm at Gloucester High School.  Tickets are $7 per person ($8 at the door) and all proceeds support the YMCA’s Annual Campaign to provide scholarships for local kids and families.

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Pick #2

The Lunar New Year at the Peabody Essex Museum

WEEKEND FESTIVAL

Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 10am – 4pm

Check out the day’s schedule HERE!

A full day of fantastic family activities waiting to be had!

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Pick #3

Also in celebration of the Chinese New Year…the Annual Lion Dance Parade

Chinese New Year Events – Lion Dance Parade

Click Here for Information about this year’s parade!

Be sure to scan all the way down when checking out the link above.  If you do you’ll find some great suggestions for where to eat some dim sum and more!

 

                                  Photo of Lion Dances at Boston's Chinese New Year Celebration in Chinatown

 

When: Sunday, March 1, 2015

See Boston Discovery Guide’s March Events Calendar for more information

 

Note:  In case you remember that this this parade takes place in February, you’re right.  However, Chinese New Year is based on the lunar calendar, and it takes place later than usual this year.

 

Where:  Beach Street and other nearby streets in Chinatown, Boston
Closest T station: Orange Line/Chinatown (or walk over from any Downtown Boston T station
Cost: Free

 

 

 

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Tonight’s guest is Toni Ann Enes 8pm @ The Rhumb Line

logo rlThis week only… Prime Rib is back!

Prime Rib Dinner, $12.95 (while they last)

Wednesday, February 25th
Special Guest: TONI ANN!

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We’re lucky enough to have the lovely and very entertaining
Toni Ann Enes gracing us once more with her extraordinary
presence.  It’s sure to be a lovely evening.  Please join us ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Upcoming…
3/04 – Allen Estes Hosts
w/guest Danielle Miraglia

Coming soon…
Bill Gleason

Charlee Bianchini

Jon Butcher

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

Check Out Passport’s Wine Dinner Thursday Night!

There are only a handful of reservations remaining for Passport’s Wine Dinner tomorrow, Thursday, night. If you’ve not yet been to one of Passport’s special wine and food pairing dinners, GO!! You will have a wonderfully enjoyable evening of four fabulous food and wine courses for the unbelievable price of only $35.00. This month’s event features several new wines that are being added to the Passport’s wine list.

Call to make your reservation today because after Eric goes to market tomorrow, they will not be accepting any more reservations. 978-281-3680. Dinner begins at 7:00pm.

I hope to see you there!

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Harlem Superstars Basketball Game To benefit Cape ann Y’s Annual Campaign friday Night at Gloucester High School!

Hey there Joey – 

I’m feeling good about our chances Friday night against the Harlem Superstars!  We’ve got a crackerjack squad and I’ve watched three-and-a-half episodes of the The White Shadow (that Salami kid cracks me up!).

The game starts at 7pm at Gloucester High School.  Tickets are $7 per person ($8 at the door) and all proceeds support the YMCA’s Annual Campaign to provide scholarships for local kids and families.

We have enough salary-cap room for a couple more players are interested.  Also, Larry-Bird-style shorts NOT mandatory.

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Winter Zydeco Party with Amy Nicole and Zydeco Soul @ The Rhumb Line 2.24.2015

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Are you tired of all this snow? Are you getting a case of those “Winter Blues”? Well then we’ve got the cure for YOU!

On Tuesday February 24th at 9PM Gloucester’s very own The Rhumb Line will be serving up a hot heaping portion of Louisiana Zydeco to melt all of those blues away!

Yup. Hailing all the way from Opelousas, Louisiana, Amy Nicole and Zydeco Soul are going to share their sweet Cajun Zydeco sounds will all of us here on Cape Ann.

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I got to see and hear a special preview of this band last night at the Monday Night Open Jam @ The Rhumb line and man they were good. You wanna dance…well it will be hard not to with this lively fun music.!

Joanne

DRONE SURFING: Some locals headed out on Feb 22nd to catch a few sets #gloucesterma #DJIPHANTOM2

Good Harbor Beach Surfers

I headed out to capture some footage during the epic 40 degree heat wave on Sunday. I came across some guys who where also a little restless to get back to the great outdoors. I never met them, so I don’t have their names. I shot some pretty cool video, but I thought I would share some snap shots first. Now you have to have a very solid set of stones to paddle out in these waters this time of year. New England has some pretty decent waves in the off season, so it’s not really ever “off-season” for the surfers. If you know these kats, tell them to hit me up!

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Boats, Boats, and More Boats

If you didn’t get to the New England Boat Show this year, stay tuned for next year’s dates.  I really can’t recommend it enough…whether you’re in the market for a boat…or just love boats.

With a huge number of boat manufacturers and industry vendors….as well as, engaging and interactive activities for the kiddos, a day at the boat show is a fantastic (and inexpensive) way to spend a day.  We paid $26….kids under 15 are free.  Parking was $15….which I suppose could be avoided if you don’t mind walking a bit and if there isn’t 9 feet of snow on the ground next year (fingers crossed).  The most expensive part of the day was the quick bite to eat that the boys needed to rally through the second 3 hours.

Sadly, my iPhone battery died after 4 hours of photo taking so many boats are not represented in this slide show.  I was also shooting more like a mom and less like a blog contributor, so if you can’t tell what type of boat it is, I apologize.

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2015 Cape Ann Skating Club Winter Sessions

Hi Joey,

Registration for our Ice Skating Winter Session is now open at the Cape Ann Skating Club. Hockey & Figure Skating Skills badge program taught by professional skating coaches for Boys, Girls, Adults of all ages and Tiny Tots (2 1/2 & up) are invited to join in the skating fun! Check out our ON-ICE PARTY PROGRAM! Have your Birthday Party or any other party with us on Saturdays at 1 pm. We even do “Frozen” themed parties! Come join the skating Fun!

Call: 978-546-2290 for more information regarding our skating programs or to schedule private lessons.

For more information regarding Cape Ann Skating please visit:
http://www.facebook.com/CapeAnnSkatingClub

website: http://cafsc.org/

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Community Stuff 2/21/15

Docksiders fundraiser at Azorean 2/26/15

Joey –

Attached is a flyer for a Gloucester High School Docksiders band fundraiser at the Azorean on Thursday February 26th (one week)

We would appreciate it if you could post this on good morning Gloucester.  Note people must bring the ticket in order for the donation to count.

Thank you for all of your help

thanks

Andy

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Good Morning!

The Manchester Community Center is offering a free Prom Trunk Show on Friday, February 27th from 5 to 7pm at the center. It is a free event open to High School students! I have attached the write up and was wondering if you could put it on Good Morning Gloucester site.

Kim Kaner, Director of the MCC

Calling all High School Students! The MCC hosts the First Annual PROM TRUNK SHOW on Friday, February 27th, from 5-7pm

You are invited to the first ever Prom Trunk show brought to you by the Manchester Community Center. You do not want to miss this event! A fun and exciting evening packed with the latest fashions including dresses & tuxedos, hairstyles, jewelry, make-up and great ideas to help make your Prom Night special.

This event is free and open to the public! It is not too early to prepare for the prom season. There will be coupons, great raffle prizes as well as complimentary snacks and beverages.

The Manchester Community Center is located at 40 Beach Street, Manchester. (In the rear of Harbor’s Point Parking lot)

The following vendors will be participating:

· J. Gibley, Tuxedo & Suit rentals

· The Ultimate

· David’s Bridal

· Jennifer’s Hair Studio & Spa

· Sugar Coated

· Makeup by Courtney K.

And much more….


Think Global. Shop local.

Pop Gallery has acquired quite the eclectic collection for Spring/Summer 2015. And we know you all could use a little warmth and COLOR right about now!

Currently in stock are Fair Trade, recycled Kantha belts by World Finds, as well as earrings, unique necklaces and lightweight scarves!

We’ve also got beautifully hand-crafted wooden and steel rings by a designer we picked up in New York, and all new pearl and brass jewelry as well, that will transport your whole look in seconds…. seriously, you will feel Bollywood beautiful!


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