Lee Lewis and the Doo Wop All Stars close out the Summer Bandstand Series on Sunday August 28th

Lee Lewis and the Doo Wop All Stars
at the Antonio Gentile Bandstand
Stage Fort Park, Hough Avenue, Gloucester MA
August 28, 2016 at 7pm

Lee Lewis And The Doo Wop All StarsThe concert is sponsored by The Gloucester Lodge of Elks. The Doo Wop Allstars bring the best of fifties and sixties vocal showpieces for your entertainment. This New Hampshire based group will bring back fond memories of your favorite classic tunes.

This will be the eighth and final concert of the Bandstand Series’ 2016 season. This year is the thirtieth anniversary season of these free concerts in the park.  Large audiences continue to attend and listen in this picturesque setting overlooking Gloucester’s outer harbor.

The concert is free to the public. Parking is free and the venue and rest rooms are wheelchair-accessible. Bring a blanket or chair and perhaps picnic dinner. The rain date is Wednesday, August 31. For further information please visit DavidLBenjamin.com or call 978-281-0543

Camping, Kite Flying, and Kitsch

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With the desire to go camping for at least one night this summer (and not allowing setting up the tent in the backyard to count) I was happy to head to Salisbury Beach State Reservation Campground.

Totally easy, convenient, inexpensive and fun.  We were there in less than an hour, had paid the $22 camping fee ahead of time, checked in at the entrance, and then easily found our little site.  We were only there for a night.  Next time I’ll absolutely shoot for 3 nights.  While most people had RVs or trailers….we traveled light with just our tents.  We set up our tents, popped open our camp chairs, set up a volleyball net, and got our bearings straight.  I was thrilled to discover that our little plot was equidistant from the beach (like 100 yards) and the little store, restrooms, and showers (like 100 yards).  Super convenient.

We got there at 1:00….which was check-in time for new campers.  After setting up and just hanging out (which mostly involved watching the boys climb our little tree, flip an empty water bottle end over end to see if they could get it to stand, and play “shut the box”….the simple life!)… we walked to the beach to fly kites and check out the tidal pools.

We ventured into Salisbury for some pizza and arcade fun.  While there we took in a bit of the Saturday night concert on the beach.  When the boys had exhausted themselves by playing about $40 worth of Harpoon Lagoon (ironically almost twice as much as it cost to actually camp) we went back to our campsite and watched the fireworks before calling it a night.

We slept soundly until 7:00 a.m., had a light breakfast, and then went fishing on the beach.  While the much bigger and busier Salisbury Beach was easily accessible and not far away, I was happy to find that our campsite had access to the very end of the Merrimack River and was quiet and serene.

We packed up our gear and were headed back towards Rockport early in the afternoon.  Now that we’ve learned the lay-out, taken a little test drive, and gotten our camping feet wet, we’ll definitely go longer next time.

CHECK OUT SALISBURY BEACH STATE RESERVATION AND CAMP GROUND HERE

Basilicas of Rome at Gloucester Cinema Sunday August 28th & Thursday September 1- Get your Tickets Online Now!

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Hi Joey:  Is there any chance you can put any portion of this press release on your blog as we get closer to the date and as your time and space allow.  A number of people have told us they can’t wait for the Basilicas show to come to town, and after seeing the Uffizi Gallery movie they were surprised at how many folks still don’t  know about the show or the Arts series.  It is a program we have been running at Gloucester Cinema since the spring, but it seems to still be a too well kept secret.  Any help will be appreciated — “Arm chair touring” Rome will be a nice way to wrap up the summer for many of the locals.  Thanks  Mary Williams, Gloucester Cinema.
The Papal Basilicas of Rome is a unique film that combines history, spirituality, architecture and art to emotionally involve audiences, as they witness the magnificence that lies inside four Papal Basilicas.  Anyone who saw Florence and the Uffizi Gallery can testify to how truly breathtaking and painstakingly detailed the productions in the Art and Architecture series can be.
Whether you have visited Italy extensively or wish you could travel to the Eternal City just once, this 3D film brings to life the Basilicas of St. Peter, St. John in the Lateran, St. Paul Outside the Walls and St. Mary Major.  From you seat, Gloucester Cinema’s big screen will place you in sacred sanctuaries, majestic cathedrals that are timeless locations so you can see ancient relics and artifacts.
This is the movie that everyone following Gloucester Cinema’s Art and Architecture series has been waiting for.  With two shows only – Sunday 8/28 at 10 a.m. and Thursday, September 1 at 7 p.m., this exclusive north of Boston event runs for 90 minutes.  The theater located at 74 Essex Ave, (Route 133) has plenty of parking, easy access and is handicap accessible. Tickets can be purchase online at gloucestercinema.com or in person at the theater box office.  For a sneak peak, you can check out the trailer-

If you need additional information, please contact John Williams at 781-724-5368.

Massage Therapist job opportunity- Saltwater Massage Studio is looking for an experienced female massage therapist to join our team!

Cape Ann Wellness– For Cape Ann Health, Fitness and Wellness News

August 22, 2016 by saltwatermassagestudio

Massage Therapist job opportunity

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Saltwater Massage Studio is looking for an experienced female massage therapist to join our team!

Who we are: We are a team of 4 massage therapists committed to providing the highest quality massage therapy on Cape Ann. We provide a comfortable and casual therapeutic atmosphere and strive to make every person that walks through our doors feel welcome and instantly at ease. We believe that massage is at it’s best when it is both relaxing and effective for relieving pain and discomfort. As a massage therapist owned business, our therapists can expect to be treated fairly and paid well.

Who you are: This is the ideal job for a massage therapist who likes the independence and pace of private practice without the stress of dealing with marketing and scheduling (and laundry!). We are looking for massage therapists who take pride in their work and are motivated to grow, learn, and provide the most effective massage possible. Strong knowledge of anatomy and a personal interest in self-care and wellness is preferred. This position is for a female therapist to join our team.

Availability: Evening and Weekends. Sub opportunities also available.

Payment: Commission based or space-rental opportunity.

To apply: Email a resume and a note describing your experience and interest in massage therapy to gretchen@saltwatermassage.com   I look forward to hearing from you!

Still a Few Seats Left for Cape Ann TV Lunch & Learn Series: How To Make A Movie On Your iPhone

Still a few seats left!

Cape Ann TV

Lunch & Learn Series:

How To Make A Movie On Your iPhone

 

Cape Ann TV’s Lunch & Learn Series continues on Wednesday, August 24th,2016 at 12pm with “How To Make A Movie On You iPhone” presented by Professional Video Producer, Ted Reed.

It used to cost thousands, if not millions of dollars to make a movie. But now the basic production tools are in the hands of millions of people. Your smart phone can capture better video than most top of the line professional cameras did only a few years ago; all you need are a few tips and a few (if any) accessories to produce a festival-ready film. Join independent producer Ted Reed for a Cape Ann TV Lunch and Learn discussion that will show you what you need to know and what works best to get high-quality video out of your iPhone. The principles are the same for almost any current smart phone; we’ll concentrate on what the iPhone can do and the free or cheap apps that will help you get your indie feature made.

 

Participants are encouraged to install the ProCam app* which we will do a quick tutorial on, but even the stock Camera app will do the trick.

 

 

Space is limited for this event; please RSVP to rtober@capeanntv.org to reserve your spot. 

Snapshots from the Anna Solomon Lit House Duckworth Book Club Event

Thank you to Chris Anderson for sharing these photos from the Anna Solomon event at the Lit House.

 

Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 8/23/16

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Welcome To Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board

Joey C ~

A place where non-profit Cape Ann organizations can post press releases directly and then those press releases will be reposted to http://www.goodmorninggloucester.com . This is not an advertising space for businesses, fitness or wellness organizations, or music listings.

The web address will be http://www.capeanncommunity.com

To have your community organization news posted here, contact Joey C who will grant access for you to post directly.


Announcement: City Declares Water Use Restrictions

August 23, 2016 ~ mayorsefatia

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In conjunction with our DPW and Water Compliance Office, the Mayor just approved water restriction measures which will be announced as effectively enforced immediately.

The full release is attached within this email and we wanted you all to be aware before we distributed widely throughout the community. Please note that this is not a full water ban, instead, water restricted to use after 5PM and before 9AM.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask, but the main bullets are:

  • Outdoor watering is limited to “handheld” with a hose or a watering can after 5 p.m. or before 9 a.m.;
  • Outdoor watering with irrigation systems and sprinklers is prohibited;
  • Watering of municipal parks and recreation fields with irrigation systems and sprinklers will be limited and be before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
  • In Gloucester watering is only at essential locations and at areas where vegetation is being reestablished for erosion control such as at the Little River Restoration Project;
  • Filling swimming pools, washing cars and washing buildings is prohibited.

Thanks,

Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken


Cape Ann TV’s Lunch & Learn Series: How To Make A Movie On Your iPhone

August 22, 2016 ~ catvbecky ~

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Cape Ann TV’s Lunch & Learn Series continues on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 12pm with “How To Make A Movie On You iPhone” presented by Professional Video Producer, Ted Reed.

It used to cost thousands, if not millions of dollars to make a movie. But now the basic production tools are in the hands of millions of people. Your smart phone can capture better video than most top of the line professional cameras did only a few years ago; all you need are a few tips and a few (if any) accessories to produce a festival-ready film. Join independent producer Ted Reed for a Cape Ann TV Lunch and Learn discussion that will show you what you need to know and what works best to get high-quality video out of your iPhone. The principles are the same for almost any current smart phone; we’ll concentrate on what the iPhone can do and the free or cheap apps that will help you get your indie feature made.

Participants are encouraged to install the ProCam app* which we will do a quick tutorial on, but even the stock Camera app will do the trick.

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Space is limited for this event; please RSVP to rtober@capeanntv.org to reserve your spot.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOTUS JOY!

DSCF0527Happy Birthday to my sweet friend Lotus who celebrated her 11th birthday with family and friends at Niles Beach. 

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WOW FIRST LOOK TOUR OF THE NEW WEST PARISH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WITH SUPERINTENDENT SAFIER

WOW AND DOUBLE WOW!!! Check out this special edition of the Superintendent’s Corner as Dr. Richard Safier, Alex Corbett, and Telena Imel take us on a tour of the new West Parish Elementary School. This video was created by Lisa Smith and Becky Tober for Cape Ann TV.

The West Parish Elementary School open house for the West Parish community is on Thursday, August 25th. The entire Gloucester community is invited to tour the school on Sunday, August 28th. 

Call for Entries – Photography

The Gloucester Rotary Club will publish a 12-month Cape Ann photo calendar for 2017 as a fundraiser.  All profits will go to the Gloucester Rotary Club’s efforts to raise money that supports the many community and international activities in which the club is involved.

In Order to publish a beautiful calendar, the Club is requesting high quality digital photos that show the unique beauty of Cape Ann throughout the year. Gloucester photos are preferred, but images from other Cape Ann towns will be considered. Water—either ocean or tidal river—must be visible somewhere in all entries. Images from each season: winter, spring, summer and fall are encouraged. A selection committee from the Rotary Club will make the choices.

Full contest rules and requirements are available online at www.gloucesterotary.us.  All entries must be received by 12:00 p.m. on September 16, 2016.

Essex, MA to host PAINT ESSEX 2016, Fifth Annual Wet Paint Auction and Reception

Scores of Artists to Visit Historic Massachusetts Shipbuilding Village, Dining Destination and Antiques Mecca to Capture Sweeping Landscapes, Epic River Views and the Quaint Charm That Defines the Community.

 First ever collaboration between the Annual Paint Essex event and the new national Cape Ann Plein Air during the week of October 10-16.

Essex, MA-October  15th and 16th, 2016—The Essex Merchants Group and Eventide Gallery at Periwinkles, in conjunction with the Essex River Cultural District, is proud to sponsor the fifth annual Paint Essex Day and Wet Paint Auction on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October  16, 2016.

Artists from near and far will converge on Saturday October 15th to capture Essex’s limitless variety of historic local scenes as well as its magnificent landscapes. The Wet Paint Silent and Live Auction and Reception will take place on Sunday, October 16th.

Paint Essex 2016 Event details:

  • Registered painters will participate in Paint Essex from 8AM to 7PM on Saturday, October 15th.
  • The Wet Paint Silent and Live Auction and Reception will take place from 4PM to 8PM on Sunday, October 16th at the Essex Room at Woodman’s Function Hall, Main Street in Essex.
  • A cash bar, hors d’oeuvres and live music will accompany the silent and live auction of the previous day’s creations. Catering by Woodman’s of Essex. The event will be held rain or shine.
  • Michael March, of Blackwood March Estate Auctioneers and Appraisers in Essex, will be the featured auctioneer. March brings decades of expertise in selling Cape Ann art. Teri Canelle Eramo of Eventide Gallery, founder of the event, and the Essex Merchants Group are this year’s event planners. Teri is a talented painter whose work is hung in galleries in Maine, Massachusetts and Ireland.
  • There will be a late afternoon free preview of the paintings on the grounds at Woodman’s on October 16th.

Cape Ann Plein Air Event details:  Paint Essex 2016 will collaborate with Cape Ann Plein Air 2016, a national outdoor painting competition and festival that will debut this fall. Cape Ann Plein Air 2016 – which will run from Columbus Day, October 10, through Sunday, October 16 – will provide local artists the opportunity to compete with national artists who participate in other plein air events around the U.S. The weeklong CAPA 2016 festival will include an opening artist reception at North Shore Arts Association on October 10; a Grand Awards Gala at the Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M) on Saturday, October 15; and a Paint by the Sea event in Manchester by the Sea on October 12.  Up to 40 artists will be juried to participate in the competition, with awards of up to $6000. Artists may submit entries through August 15 by visiting the Online Juried Shows website at http://bit.ly/1Um2ZQL. For more information on Cape Ann Plein Air, visit www.capeannpleinair.com.

Paintings by the Sea, Manchester by the Sea Quick Draw Event details: This 4th year event will feature up to 80 artists who will paint local scenes on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016. Later that same evening there will be a reception at the Manchester Community Center where the day’s paintings will be judged, sold and awarded prizes. For further information contact Chuck Hayback at cfhayback@gmail.com or visit www.capeannpleinair.com .

The Essex Merchants Group is a 501c-6 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Essex as a destination for shopping, recreation, dining and appreciation of its natural beauty and bountiful open space. It is proud to announce that it is awarding its second Annual $1000 Visual Arts Scholarship to a Cape Ann student at this year’s Auction event.

Bob Coviello, Chair of the Essex Merchants Group, says “Essex and all of Cape Ann is a perfect venue for these events. There are innumerable natural views, historical settings, quirky locations and artifacts to fill a thousand canvases. The Merchants Group is thrilled to add this unique event to its repertoire of town activities.”

 

ARTIST REGISTRATION:

Artists can register in advance for Paint Essex 2016 (Strongly recommended as space fills up quickly!) by emailing Robertcoviello@hotmail.com, or in person (if space is still available) on Saturday morning at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum Waterline Center at 66 Main Street in Essex.

EVENT TICKET PURCHASE:  (Advance purchase is strongly recommended!)

Tickets for Sunday’s Paint Essex 2016 Silent and Live Auction and Reception are $25 each and are available at Periwinkles, First Ipswich Bank, Main Street Antiques and at the door.

2015 Event sponsors included Bank Gloucester, First Ipswich Bank, Claire and David Lane, Woodman’s of Essex, Chebacco Market, Shea’s Riverside Restaurant, Sea Meadow Gift and Garden Shop, White Elephant Shop, Michael Bider Antiques, Blackwood March Antique Auctioneers and Appraisers, Essex County Greenbelt, Eventide Gallery at Perwinkles Restaurant and Wheelworks Pottery. We hope to see them all back for Wet Paint 2016.

Poll-Do You Support A $5 beach Sticker increase with The Money Going To Beach Cleaning and safety?

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