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Flight of Fire…All Female Band playing Tonight at Katrina’s! Whoa! Rock Stars! . Friday . 9pm . 9.29.2017 Whoa! Rock Stars

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Fronted by a wild singer who was born to wail and identical twin sisters whose in-your-face attitude never fails to ensnare an audience, this passionate band known for over-the-top stage antics and crowd-pleasing songs delivers energetic rock with aspects of folk and metal, creating the unique, intense sound that is Flight of Fire.

Come join Flight of Fire at Katrina’s as they play an all-night acoustic show with original music and classic rock covers! It’s a rare full-night set at Katrina’s – a “go to” favorite for locals, tourists, families, girls nights out and anyone looking for delicious, creative food, signature cocktails, and cool ambiance.

Flight of Fire has opened for such artists as: Bon Jovi, J. Geils Band, Lita Ford, Fitz and the Tantrums, Alestorm, Nekrogoblikon, The Strumbellas, Joywave, Blue October, Eyes Set To Kill and Hunter Valentine.

Awards
Winners of Best In State – Massachusetts – New England Music Awards – 2017
Nominated For Best New Music Video (My Last Gamble) – Worcester Music Awards – 2017
One of the Hot 100 Live Unsigned Artists & Bands (Music Connection Magazine) – 2016
Winners of Limelight Magazine’s “Opening Act Contest” 2016
Winners of Radio 92.9 Earthfest Battle of the Bands 2016
Winner of Limelight Magazine Music Awards’ “Band of the Year” 2016
New England Music Awards’ “Last Band Standing” Boston Finalists 2015
Hard Rock Rising 2015 Boston City-Wide Champions

 

more videos on youtube!

check out their website, too!
http://www.flightoffire.com/

crazy good set list!

 

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

Andrew Clark w/Steve Bankuti, Jack Ward and Dear Ol’ Dave Sag, Tonight! Davesag’s blues party 8:30pm @ The Rhumb Line 9.28.2017 it’s been a wicked long time…rock n roll!

The Tootin’ Torquemada of the tenor returns this Thursday! My old buddy.  Mr. Andrew Clark returns for another night of wild digressions and upbeat toons guaranteed to make your choppers vibrate. Been awhile since Big A. has transgressed our shores and I’m looking to have a wild time chasing him around the circle of fifths!

On Guitar, “Big Jack” Ward, Luther Johnson’s longtime pot-stirrer will be holding down the fort from his high stool, and everybody’s favorite thumper, Mr. Steve Bankuti  will wind you up. Lot’s of dancing!

 

40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732
http://www.therhumbline.com/

Toni Ann Enes joins Fly Amero tonight 7pm @ The Rhumb Line 9.27.2017

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, September 27th – 7pm
Special Guest: TONI ANN!

Toni Ann

This is a good girl. We love this girl. Her name is Toni Ann
Enes, and she is our #1 Soul Sister. Come early, get a good
seat, order a drink and some grub, sit back and close your
eyes. Remind yourself why you live here… or, better yet,
let Toni Ann do it for you! ~ 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…
10/4 – Orville Giddings

10/11 – Allen Estes (Guest Host)

10/18 – JB & DB

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

PAUL MANSHIP #GloucesterMA historic artist home and studio milestone! STARFIELD property purchased and in the news

Read Gail McCarthy article “Local group buys, plans art residency for sculptors’ estate” from the Gloucester Daily Times.

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American artist Paul Manship (1885–1966) was internationally renowned since the 1920s. He maintained multiple homes and studios: two in the Unites States (New York and Gloucester, MA); Paris; London; and three in Italy. This very special purchase–the only one in the world of a Manship property– Starfield, in the Lanesville section of Gloucester, MA, was made possible by the incredible generosity of the Manship heirs, YOU- Gloucester and MA residents (City of Gloucester & the Commonwealth of MA monies were allocated to this initiative), foundations, businesses and private donations. Congratulations to Rebecca Reynolds and all involved. Early supporters included: the City of Gloucester; Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund (MassDevelopment in collaboration with the Massachusetts Cultural Council); the Boston Foundation; Essex County Community Foundation; McDonagh Family Foundation; Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation; National Trust for Historic Preservation; Massachusetts Cultural Council; New England Biolabs Foundation; and Essex National Heritage.

Read more about the funding here

Now that the property is purchased, there will be ongoing fundraising to maintain the property and its mission.

If ever there was a forever endowment match sought, this prestigious Manship opportunity would be one to grab!

Follow this link to see rare, original art by Paul Manship, John Manship and Margaret Cassidy that was recently made available FOR SALE to help raise money for this endeavor. Join to support the cause by donating on line through the website, Manship Artists Residency and Studios (MARS). Eventually the historic property will be open to the public and community, and will support working artists.

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There are more than 15,000 historic house museums across the county, and just a few that were artists’ home and studios. One of the most influential is the Pollock-Krasner house in East Hampton, Long Island, established in 1988.  A welcome recent addition is the Winslow Homer property in Portland, ME. Here’s hoping the Manship estate is a member on this Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios (HAHS) map soon. Currently, the Massachusetts sites include Daniel Chester French’s Chesterwood in Stockbridge, and the Frelinghuysen Morris home in Lenox.

Historic Artists' homes & studios GOOGLE map

 

 

Magnolia Library Community Center 2nd Annual Fall Market

Our INDOOR MARKET Series has begun! Our first market will be October 22! Featuring Cookies, Gifts, Art, Raffles, Homemade Beauty Products, Stone Design, Photography, Jewelry, Handknit hats and scarves, Quilts, Clothing, Produce and much much more!!! Brand names like Lularoe, PUREHaven Essentials, Thirty One Bags anf Gifts, Princess House, and more! Local artists and photographers, Marshalls Farm Stand and Classic Cooks, crafters and creators of all kinds! Join us for a day filled with commerce and community!  Hope to see you all there.  Thank you

4TH Annual Festival in the Shipyard

COME JOIN US AT…The Essex Shipbuilding Museum…for the 4th Annual “Festival in the Shipyard”, and bring the whole family down for this fun and free event!
>>>THIS WILL BE A SPIRITED EVENT<<<
Including: An art show • live music • cookout • brick oven pizza • baked goods and beer and wine sales. There will also be a kids craft station, a raffle station and activities for all.
The event will showcase artists and makers and celebrate local creativity. The artwork will be for sale.

It’s a little outrageous, but we thought we’d try it anyhow

It all started when Gloucester’s Joe Langhan (a founder of the Food Network) invited me to taste his pastrami.  Having grown up in the pastrami capital of the world (NY), I was skeptical.  But I went down to see Joe’s Beantown Pastrami operation at the Boston Public Market and had a sandwich.  Instantly, I was transported!  I hadn’t tasted pastrami like this since — not the last time but — 2 times ago when I went to NYC — a few years at least.

Right then, Joe and I agreed to try a Beantown Pastrami pop-up during a blues concert at our new venue, 9 Wallis, right down the road in Beverly.  The first one in early August was a huge success.  Joe ran out of food.  So we tried it again 2 weeks later.  Another hit.

Having been so popular in the evening, Joe wanted to try it for lunch (pastrami’s favorite meal) every Friday … but with a twist.

“What if you have a comedy show so people can Laugh Over Lunch (#LOL)?” he suggested.

Vickie and I LOVED the idea and together with Joe, we coined the phrase Pastromedy (Comedy + Pastrami = Pastromedy), which debuts this Friday from Noon – 2pm.

This week’s PASTROMEDY features Chris D, winner of the wildly successful Next Big Catch – North Shore Comedy Contest at 9 Wallis in July and is hosted by Gary Marino founder of the World Gone Crazy Comedy Band and owner of Harmon-Marino LIVE, which produces the comedy shows at 9 Wallis.

Joe expanded his Beantown Pastrami menu for 9 Wallis to include corned beef sandwich plates (including Reuben and Rachel) as well as turkey.  All plates are served with Cape Cod Potato Chips and whole Maitland Mountain Farm pickles are available at for an extra charge.

Comedy is free.

Sooooo….have a fun lunch — and maybe start your weekend early by treating yourself to the best pastrami in New England, right down the road in Beverly.  Don’t worry about the calories ’cause you’ll laugh your ass off!

Sax Gordon Tonight! Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line 8:30pm 9.21.2017

 

Tonight, Thursday at the Rhummie, come see the ultimate in size 13 honk-o-phonium: Mr. Sax “Gordon” Beadle. Yes, yes, we’re going to go from reveille to reverie without dropping a stitch of laughter with the laudable Mr. B at the helm. Backed up with the venerable Mr. Pete Henderson on guitar and Mr. Chris Anzelone (sono buoni), c’mon by for an evening of gentle cleaning and ultimate freshness.

40 Railroad Ave.

Gloucester, MA

978.283.9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Gloucester O’Maley middle school sports fields are beautiful spot to watch home games! Fall 2017 JV and JV2 soccer schedules and original site map for the school

So the 64 geese move out of the way, the bathrooms will be opened, and Gloucester’s O’Maley middle school sports fields are a beautiful backdrop for spectators. Come see the games!

JV 2 home games

Tuesday September 19, 4PM, vs Malden
Monday October 2, 4PM, vs Danvers
Thursday October 5, 4PM, vs Beverly
Friday October 13, 4:30PM vs Medford
Monday October 16, 4:00PM vs Everett
Tuesday October 24, 4:00PM vs Somerville
Friday October 27, 4PM vs Marblehead
Wednesday November 1, 4PM vs Peabody
Thursday November 2, 4PM vs Revere

All the fields are in steady use. Gloucester Public School GHS practices and games for many sports utilize the fields year round, boys and girls. Flag Football (not GPS-GHS run) use the fields on the weekends. Community members walk and run to stay in shape. I wish it was used for recess and gym.  Thank you to volunteers and donors who added amenities and care with the city for super green spaces city wide. Some of the good eggs that helped O’Maley are mentioned on the contributors sign of the Sandy Tucker Memorial Building, “Home of the Riverdale Rockets.”

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The landscape design was  well done when the school was built. Dramatic skies and expansive natural amphitheater are memorable bleachers.

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Early vision proposal for Mill River area that became O’Maley is pretty accurate to the built out site  (30 acre+ middle school site was estimated to cost $4,500,000 in 1971 which roughly equates to 28 million in 2017.) I’ll write more about the history of the O’Maley design and properties.

Before O'Maley - early proposal Mill River site for new middle school

GHS JV2 vs Malden O'Maley Sept 13 2017

JV2 warming up

 

Before the game begins, geese are midfield, non-plussed at the action on the edge.

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The geese moved away by game time.

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Generations watched and cheered family players.

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Go Ethan!

 

All GPS GHS sports schedules can be found at the Mascores website, updated here LINK TO THE SCHEDULES AT MASCORES

varsity games are held at GHS

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JV 2017 fall

 

 

Gloucester Harvest Music Festival 2017~ Just a sample of all the great music you will hear this Saturday Sept. 16, 2017

The 2017 Gloucester Harvest Music Festival is going to be off the hook…just look at this lineup..i can hardly wait! Something for everyone and all for some…
Set times!
Nadia Robertson ( National Anthem – shortset) 10:30 – 10:45

Ol Brown Shoe 11:00 – 12:00

Fennario 12:15 -1:15

courtesy photo


Red Tail Hawk 1:30 – 2:30


Cold Engines 2:45 – 3:45


Bim Skala Bim Music 4:00 – 5:30

https://www.facebook.com/BimSkalaBimMusic/app/96687436973/


The Four Legged Faithful 5:45 – 6:45


Gang of Thieves 7:00 – 8:30

Wednesdays at the Rhumb Line ~ Allen Estes joins Fly Amero tonight 7pm 9.13.2017

 

 

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, September 13th – 7pm
Special Guest: ALLEN ESTES!

Cape Ann’s premier songwriter returns to the Rhumb Line
Wednesday stage this week! But, Allen Estes is more than
just a songwriter. He’s a poet, a singer, a multi-instrumentalist
and… a dear sincere friend to us all! ~ 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…
9/20 – Quentin Callewaert

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

Thoreau, Trails & Sails, and Greenbelt: this weekend’s all about taking the scenic route

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Emily Levin at Essex National Heritage in Salem, MA, where she has directed marketing and events like Trails & Sails for nine years. The original painting commissioned for Essex National Heritage 10th anniversary (2006) was created by local Ipswich folk artist, Julia Purinton. It’s one of three landscapes: Seacoast ; Conservation Lands and Merrimack Valley (Industry)

 

Emily Levin of Essex National Heritage has directed Trails & Sails for 9 years and seen its growth. Levin told me that 2017 is “one of the largest line ups of different events coming together to showcase the region’s best places in the area. The historic road is already right there. Plus you can stop in all the wonderful restaurants and shops.” The Essex National Heritage headquarters moved to 10 Federal in downtown Salem, next to most anyplace on your visit. I’ll miss steady and affable Bill Steelman who has moved on from Essex National Heritage. Congratulations to Kate Day, Danvers former Town Manager, who has joined to lead the Scenic Byway efforts.

Essex National Heritage Trails & Sails 

is Essex National Heritage’s Essex County pep rally-  annual back to back weekends packed with 150+ FREE, fun, and family friendly events. Here’s the working list of the 2017 Trails & Sails events in Gloucester September 15-17th and September 22-24th. Don’t forget to sign in! The count helps your favorite organization and locale, and you might win a prize like $150 from Dick’s Sporting Goods. 

GLOUCESTER GUIDE

 Climb Up City Hall Tower, Hosted by Gloucester City Hall Restoration Commission
September 23 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

bronze plaques in city hallTalking Walls of Gloucester Gloucester’s renowned Works Projects Administration (WPA era) murals. Hosted at City Hall by The City of Gloucester and Gloucester Committee for the Arts

September 23  12:00 PM to 3:00 PM open for self guided tour
September 23    1:00 PM guided talk and tour 

 

Decorative Painting Demonstration, Hosted by Pauline’s Gifts,
co founder of the new Woman Owned Businesses Along the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway trail map celebrating street level, local women retailers from Gloucester, Essex, Ipswich and Rowley who share a regional ‘Main Street’ – Route 133/1A, part of the gorgeous 90 mile Essex Coastal Scenic Byway. Several planned events for Trails and Sails.

September 16  2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
September 23  2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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L-R and #  on the Woman Owned Businesses Along the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway map:
#2 Shelly Nicastro, #8 Anne Thomas and next to her one of the dealers in her shop, Connie, #4 Katrina Haskell, #5 Johanne Cassia, #1 Pauline Bresnahan, #6 Ann Orcutt, #3 Georgeanne Richards, Missing from photo #7 Lorin Hesse and #9 Cathy Reardon

 

Gloucester Sea Serpent Hosted by Cape Ann Museum

September 23 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Gloucester Sea Serpent Mash-Up at Maritime Gloucester

September 23 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Gloucester’s HarborWalk: Select one of three walking toursHosted by the city of Gloucester, permanent outdoor trail and exhibit (Gloucester Sea Serpent HarborWalk marker #19)
September 15-17 (self guided – Open all day) September 22-24 (self guided- Open all day)
Historic Art Trail Walk Hosted by Rocky Neck Art Colony
September 24  2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Historic Ice House Guided Tours Hosted by Cape Pond Ice Company
Sept 15 2-3PM
Sept 16 11-12 and 1-2
Sept 17 11-12
Sept 22 2-3
Sept 23 11-12 and 1-2
Sept 24 11-12

 

Hosted by Gloucester’s Magnolia Library & Community Center & Iris Weaver

September 23, 2017, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

September 16 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Step on FISH NET: Gloucester’s Award-winning 300ft Street Art temporary mural Hosted by city of Gloucester and Gloucester Committee for the Arts

September 15-17 (self guided – open all day) September 22-24 (self guided- Open all day)

 

A Weekend With Thoreau 

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Two more events September 16th:

Greenbelt’s 3rd annual bicycle ‘Tour de Greenbelt’ (begins in Essex)

Paul Cary Goldberg will be giving a short talk at 1pm on Saturday September 16th at Jane Deering Gallery, 19 Pleasant Street, about his photograph series, Here Still, fitting visit during Thoreau and #TrailsAndSails celebrations

Jane Deering Gallery Pauld Cary Goldberg Here Still Thoreau weekend #TrailsandSails

Plus on Sunday September 17th

Fish Box Derby on Rogers Street at high noon

And talk back 4pm at Gloucester Stage following matinee “Flight of the Monarch”

 

2017 Essex National Heritage Trails and Sails #TrailsAndSails

Phil Ochs Song Night @ Old Sloop Sunday 9/17 to benefit Family Promise North Shore

A wonderful concert for a very important cause.  GET TICKETS HERE:

Phil Ochs Song Night on Sunday, September 17 is a fundraiser for Family Promise North Shore Boston, an interfaith hospitality network that provides shelter, meals, job support and case management for homeless families. The First Congregational Church is a Family Promise host church.  The concert will feature performs Greg Greenway and Pat Wictor of Brother Sun, along with Reggie Harris and Tom Prasada-Rao.  The concert will be hosted by Sonny Ochs, Phil’s sister.

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