Category Archives: Things to do

When’s the last time you sat this close to a Rock Star who played Woodstock?

This Friday, you can sit a couple of feet from Legendary Rock drummer Corky Laing of MOUNTAIN and WEST, BRUCE & LAING right down the road in Beverly at 9 Wallis.  Friday’s show kicks off of Corky’s U.S. tour, having just come back from Europe.

You’ll be insanely close in a comfortable chair at a table — and you can have a beer, wine or specialty cocktail with vodka, gin, rum or whiskey made right here in Gloucester by our friends at Ryan & Wood Distilleries!  Plus 9 Wallis is fully air-conditioned (I know you could care less today, but by Friday, you’ll feel differently).  GET TICKETS HERE!

Here’s a taste of what you can expect along with a video of Corky with Mountain at Woodstock (just  a few years ago 😉

Marshalls Farm Stand

On Sunday went over to Marshalls to pick up some flowers. When over there one of my favorite activities is visiting the horses, Alpacas, and their birds. Bring your kids over there and watch them become excited watching the Alpacas.

Hello

Friends

Frankie

Week 4 of Katrina’s 1,000 dollar Singer Songwriter Challenge tonight! 7:30 pm 5.23.2017

 

Katrina’s
$1,000 Singer- Songwriter Challenge
week # 3 winner!
Elisa Smith & Erin Bonnie Sue Koren

Sign up by emailing your name, phone number and whether you are a solo artist, duo, trio, etc. to clangathianos@me.com.
https://www.facebook.com/events/290128601426632/?notif_t=plan_user_associated&notif_id=1490900894084212

List of last weeks performers

Mike Foley
Joe Perry
Elisa Smith & Erin Bonnie (first place)
Holub(duo)
Tatiana Lynn
Tony Frontiero

Judges were, Lilith Fair performer and John Lennon Songwriting Contest winner, Amy Fairchild, 2017 New England Music Award winner, Annie Brobst, and local producer/music aficionado, Gary Gorczyca.

 

14 Rogers St
Gloucester, MA
Call (978) 515-7817

https://www.facebook.com/katrinasgloucester/


Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, May 24th – 7pm
Special Guest: JON BUTCHER!

Grammy-nominated Jon Butcher comes to the Rhumb Line
this week. His countless fine recordings, thrilling nation-wide
electric and acoustic performances, major motion picture
scores and more has rightfully earned him the status of
legend from coast to coast. Hard to believe we get chances
like this here in Gloucester – to be so close and intimate. To
feel it way down deep. Better get there early! We hit at 7. ~ 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…
5/31 – John Rockwell

6/7 – Allen Estes

6/14 – Bill Gleason

6/21 – Quentin Callewaert

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

Julie Rhodes Band @ Katrina’s tonight with Andrew Hammond to open 9pm 5.19.2017

 

 

http://www.julierhodesmusic.com/album

 

Julie Rhodes and her band are back at Katrina’s tonight. Killer blues and more new songs (sometimes mixed with some Etta James and Janis) are what you are in for tonight. Most of Julie Rhodes’ songs have stories to tell of life’s happenings and then some.

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Julie is bringing Andrew Hammond to open up the evening in the first set. You do not want to miss this show. Andrew is like a modern day Guthrie and Dylan combined. His songs are so moving …I could listen to him for hours…his music and vocals make your heart melt. Please do, come out and hear for yourself.

Andrew Hammond

http://www.andrewhammondmusic.com/media-horizon/

14 Rogers St
Gloucester, Massachusetts
Get Directions

https://www.facebook.com/pg/katrinasgloucester/

Call (978) 515-7817

Motif No. 1 Day 5K and Festival THIS Saturday!

Rockport’s going to be a happening place on Saturday, with the Rockport Elementary School Motif No.1 Day 5k & Fun Run kicking off at 9am, immediately followed by the Motif No. 1 Day Festival!

Tons of live music, great food, interactive art-making, a Seaside Circus, and a Rockport Art Colony pop-up art exhibit are all taking place right downtown from 11 to 7pm. Just outside the downtown area the YMCA’s Ben Beyea Youth & Teen Center celebrates its 10th anniversary with a party from 10:30 to 1pm with activities and food so good stuff is taking place throughout Rockport! Eastern Point Lit House is hosting an Open Mic for writers, and there will be plenty of opportunity to make art, whether as part of the Sidewalk Chalk art event or contributing to the community mural.

The Schedule of Events:

 

The 2017 Commemorative Poster from Rockport artist David Arsenault:

Motif No.1 Day is organized by the community nonprofit Rockport Exchange. For more on the festival itself or how you can get involved, go to www.rockportexchange.org. See you in Rockport on Saturday!

Mr. Johnny “Bluehorn” Morricone tonight @ The Dave Sag’s Blues Party 8:30pm 5.18.2017

 

Our Mexican Wall-Building Cheese Fest Fundraiser with Celebrity Chef K.C. Diaz is scheduled for  this Thursday at the Rhumb Line. To celebrate, you’re gonna have to listen and dance to the finest tootlin’ trumpeter and hemogoblin I know. And that’s Mr. Johnny “Bluehorn” Morricone.

courtesy photo

http://www.johnnybluehorn.net/home-1

I know, I know, he was just here a month ago, making up for a snow day last winter, but this cat is the coolest cat that is what am, and you gotta love him!. Helping out will be “Big Jack” Ward on gootar and vocals and the new sprout from California, Mr. Mike Clark, on drummps. No, not that Mike Clark, you Byrds fans. Showtime 8:30.

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

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Blood Drive

Where: Magnolia Library and Community Center
1 Lexington Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930

When: Monday, May 22 at 2 PM – 7 PM

For more information on the Magnolia Library please follow the link below
magnolialibrarycommunitycenter@gmail.com

Tickets Available
redcrossblood.org

3rd Week of Katrina’s $1,000 Singer Songwriter Challenge Tonight! 7:30pm start

Check out last week’s 2nd challenge 2nd night
Katrina’s $1,000 Singer Songwriter Challenge 5.9.2017
Another night with a great mix of music from so many singer songwriters.
Moving lyrics with passionate deliverance by all.
It always amazes me how one can write lyrics and put it to music or vice versa…What a talent and then to get up in front of a crowd and share it all.
Thank you to all that shared.
Collin Curtis
Lisa Manning
Chad Perrone
Maximillian Wentz
Red Tail Hawk duo
JP Heston
Joseph Andrew Slepoy
Nico Rivers
Peter Mercier

photos by Sheila Roberts Orlando

Congratulations to Chad Perrone for winning last nights challenge. We will see you at the finals.

jisilva photo


http://chadperronemusic.com
Thank you to the judges: Alice Arnold, Eric Reardon and Jake Pardee.

I could never do it, seriously…
A special thank you to Chris Langathianos for bringing it and Katrina’s for hosting.

MAY 19 FIRE FRIDAY (REGGAE PARTY) 9 PM@ SHORT AND MAIN

Details

WE’RE BACKKKK!!! FIRE FRIDAY (REGGAE PARTY) @ SHORT AND MAIN!!! upstairs in the TIKI LOUNGE
With DJs LION PRIDE SOUND
Spring is here and what a better way to celebrate the warm weather with a reggae party! So join us in the tiki lounge upstairs from Short and Main FRIDAY MAY 14th
9pm DOORS
$5
18+

DJs Renegade Red and Vision of LION PRIDE SOUND have opened for numerous legendary reggae acts, put on some of MASS and Vermonts most popular reggae nights as well as the infamous REGGAE BASHMENT ON THE HIGH SEAS BOAT-CRUISES … they will be in full affect playing strictly the best in Roots Reggae, Dancehall, Rockers, Lovers rock , Ska and Rocksteady on the 1s and 2s!

IMPORTANT NEWS TO PREVENT RANSOMWARE

There is currently a lot of media attention regarding a particularly nasty form of computer viruses or Malware known as Ransomware. Strictly speaking, it is not a virus in that it does not break into your computer on its own … it tricks you into allowing it in using social engineering. It then uses features of your operating system to encrypt your documents, pictures, music and other data. You then get a rather rude message demanding payment for the key to return your data to a usable state.

Ransomware has been around for a few years now. The current furor over the use of stolen NSA “tools” is about how the thing spread so fast … not the basic concept of holding the encryption key hostage for payment. There is nothing wrong with encrypting portions of your data. It is a preferred way of ensuring privacy so that only those with the authorized keys are allowed access. In fact, it is a requirement of much legal, medical and government communication. The crime here is to do it to someone else’s data and then hold them up for the key to decipher the data.

The only thing you can do to PREVENT getting the Ransomware type of Malware is to be careful what you open (attachments). Use common sense … UPS and FEDEX state that they DO NOT send you attachments about shipments. Basically, beware of ZIP attachments as this is the most common infection vector. Attached PDF files about invoices and overdue payment demands should also be avoided. If you really owe somebody money and they want it bad enough, eventually they will pick up the phone and call you. The IRS never sends you an e-mail demanding payment or Credit Card information. Banks never ask you for your password or PIN. Never follow a link to reset a password … log into the site directly and go into your account management to make any changes. If in doubt, call the institution using a known good number … not something supplied by an e-mail. Another common tactic is to send out a blind message implying that your mail account is overfull and you have to make some change to it or re-establish your account. Most likely you don’t even have any such account. But if you log in to do what they requested, chances are you are going to use the same password as some of your legitimated accounts or the same PIN. They then use that information to try to hack your other accounts.

To protect your data, use a good cloud-based backup system that does versioning. We recommend and use CrashPlan by Code42. There are personal, family and business plans available. Each time a file is opened and then closed it is backed up. This way you can retrieve a copy from the last hour, day, week, etc. until you get the desired result. If your data has become corrupted and the bad files now backed up, you simply go back to the day BEFORE the infection and get the version to restore. Carbonite is another such online backup plan. We have used both and while we prefer the interface to CrashPlan, they both work well.

If your system should get infected, it will have to be rebuilt anyway. That can always be done if you have copies of all of your programs … it is the DATA that makes your system unique. Using Acronis or another disk imaging product will get the system up to a usable condition faster and then the restored data is applied over that. We have done this several times for our customers in the past. It is aggravating … but it works. We will be glad to help anyone who has further questions.

A common rule of thumb is that if seems too good to be true, it probably isn’t. Same holds true that if it seems too BAD to be true, it could well be a scam. In today’s world of “IoT” (Internet of Things), the more skeptical you are, the better.

That … and backups, Backups, BACKUPS …

Pole’s Hill

On Saturday, The One Hour at a Time Gang, cleaned and picked up on Pole’s Hill.  What a beautiful spot.  Here a couple of photos of the view from up there.  Even though it was cloudy so pretty.

 

For more information please follow the following link.

http://www.ecga.org/explore_our_properties/view_property/1082-robinson_reservation-poles_hill

 

 

 

 

One of the views from the top

View of O’Maley from Pole’s Hill

North Shore Restorative Yoga

New yoga studio at 25B Lexington Avenue, Magnolia Village of Gloucester, MA 01930. I met Ms. Katie Schroeder on Friday and we had a quick chat. Great space for yoga and Katie was terrific. She also does massage and Reiki right there in the studio.

 

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North Shore Restorative Yoga
Classes 7 days a week
978-704-9807
http://www.nsryoga.com
info@nsryoga.com

Facebook: northshorerestorative.yoga

Mother’s Day Concert at Gloucester Meetinghouse

Tomorrow, Sunday, May 14th is Mother’s Day and at 3:30pm the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation will present the last in its 2016-17 Concert & Lecture Series featuring the Ipswich-based ensemble ‘The Orchestra on the Hill’ under the direction of Tom Palance.  The featured work is Aaron Copland’s colorful and evocative suite “Appalachian Spring” plus RalphVaughan Williams’ “Suite For Viola and Orchestra” with viola soloist Karen McConomy and “The Banquet,” a two movement piece by Chris Florio, Ipswich resident and award winning composer and performer.  This wonderful program is the first performance by ‘The Orchestra on the Hill’ in Gloucester, whose home venue is the music room of the the Crane Estate in Ipswich.  A reception will follow in which you may greet the musicians, some of the finest players on the North Shore.

This is a great opportunity to take your mother, or perhaps an extra-special woman in your life, to lunch someplace on Cape Ann and follow it with a truly memorable musical experience.  The historic 1806 Gloucester Meetinghouse has been described as “a concert hall appearing to be a church,” blessed with extraordinarily fine acoustics that will allow Tom Palance and the orchestra to demonstrate the expansive tonal and dynamic beauty of these works.

The Meetinghouse, home to the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, is located on the green at the corner of Church and Middle Street where you may park.  The entrance with an elevator is located on the side of the building at 10 Church Street.  Tickets are available at the door and online, with more information, at gloucestermeetinghouse.org

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