2016 Fishermen’s Memorial Service

There was a respectful area set aside for the participants and families and incredible music. The poignant service made many cry.

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Convening by the Legion and Anna Hyatt Huntington WW1 memorial, Joan of Arc, prior to the 2016 Fishermen’s Memorial Service procession.

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Dad describing the procession

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Large crowd up ahead at the Man at the Wheel, awaiting the procession

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Distinguished master of ceremonies Barry Pett

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Dignitaries including: Councilors Lundberg and Cox, Senator Tarr, Representative Ferrante

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committee, family

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family- sisters

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brother

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Rapt crowd thinking of so many families then and now. (Councilor Lundberg’s beautiful family had me thinking about art –Homer, Dorothea Lange, and Morgan Faulds Pike Fishermens Wives)

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And by sea

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what a voice and talented musician. angels

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I folded some of Pauline Bresnahan’s great photographs into my photos for this post. Thanks for sharing, Pauline, they’re beautiful! I may add in excerpts from Linda Greenlaw’s beautiful tribute – optimism and the program details.

You can search prior year GMG coverage like this David Cox one and many more.

Marty Luster’s 2016 video and audio brings you there.

The 2016 announcement and Gordon Parks 1943 photograph  from that year’s memorial service

Yakking around

After spending a hot, humid, draining morning moving our youngest into her first apartment, we sped off (waving in the rear view mirror) to get home and grab the kayaks so we could steal few hours of paddling.  It was a perfectly, beautiful, peaceful afternoon on Annisquam River!

Pet of the week- Sweets


My name is Sweets and loving is my game. I was surrendered for adoption when my family sold all my puppies now, it’s my turn to be the center of attention. 

I have put all that behind me now and am looking straight ahead. I am a laid back lady looking for leisurely strolls around the neighborhood followed by a quick trip to the local Ice Cream shop where I hear most give out FREE doggie cones! I mean, come on…. who wouldn’t want that. I get along great here with other dogs and love all the staff. So if you happen to have a free couch to share come on in and see me. 

 For information on all of the available cats and dogs at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter please visit our website: capeannanimalaid.org. 

 The shelter right now is in need of “PATE STYLE” cat food. Thank you.

Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 8/29/16

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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.


GLOUCESTER SCHOONER FESTIVAL: NEXT WEEKEND!

August 29, 2016 ~ Joey C

This year’s Gloucester Schooner Festival will set a record for number of schooners participating. Twenty five schooners will descend on Cape Ann to participate in the 32nd annual Festival.

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In the large schooner category, Columbia returns to defend her  title as fastest schooner in the fleet, while Adventure, Roseway, Lettie Howard, American Eagle and Liberty Clipper will attempt to dethrone last year’s champion. Adventure is particularly excited about this year’s race as it seeks to celebrate its 90th birthday with a win on Sunday. 

We welcome five schooners that have not been here before, or have not been here in some time. These vessels include Ishmael, Principles and Tree of Life in the mid-sized schooner category, and Ishtar and Malabar II in the small schooner category. A complete list of participating schooners is included with this press release.

“This is my favorite weekend of the year,” says Tom Ellis, long-time schooner captain and one of the patriarchs of the local schooner community.

The celebrations begin Friday evening. The City will be hosting a Block Party on Main Street and Maritime Gloucester, host of the Schooner Festival, will host its annual Gala, Evening Under the Spars at Gloucester’s new Beauport Hotel (sold out).

Festivities on Saturday start at 10:00 am on Harbor Loop under the First Ipswich Pavilion Tent at Maritime Gloucester. Maritime Heritage day celebrates our fishing and schooner heritage with an array of organizations offering interactive exhibits as well as local vendors and artists who will be in attendance. Heritage day is fun for all ages and is a great way to kick off Schooner Festival Weekend. Maritime Gloucester’s museum will be open free of charge throughout the day. Schooners will be located around the Harbor and information about the schooners and their locations will be available at Heritage Day. For example, the Schooner Adventure will be located at the State Fish Pier and will be open for deck tours.

Additional Saturday activities include a lobster bake at the Gloucester House Restaurant followed by the Boat “Parade of Lights” which kicks off at 7:30pm and Fireworks over Gloucester Harbor around 9:15pm

Sunday’s Parade of Sail Kicks off at 10:30 am, proceeding from Gloucester’s Inner Harbor past Stacy Boulevard to the starting area of the Mayor’s Race on Eastern Point. Key viewing areas include the Boulevard and Stage Fort Park. The Mayor’s Race starts at 1:00pm. The race is a remembrance of the rekindling of the schooner race of the 1920’s off the coast of Halifax, Nova Scotia between the Canadian Schooner Delawanna and the U.S. Schooner Esperanto.  A press boat is available for a limited number of photographers.

Lead sponsors of the Festival include: First Ipswich Bank, the City of Gloucester, Market Basket and Institution for Savings. For a full list of sponsors, go to the Schooner Festival website. The Festival raises much needed funds from the community by offering a raffle in addition to corporate underwriting support. Please purchase raffle tickets at Maritime Gloucester or during Maritime Heritage Day.

Maritime Gloucester is a 501(c) (3) non-profit institution whose mission is to inspire students and visitors to value marine science, maritime heritage and environmental stewardship through hands-on education and experiences. Its one-acre campus is located on Gloucester Harbor at 23 Harbor Loop, adjacent to the Coast Guard Station. For more information go to www.maritimegloucester.org or like us on Facebook.

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Author of Granite Cove Mysteries, Gloucester native, releases third book with Cape Ann setting

August 29, 2016 ~ Joey C

Hi Joey:

I wonder if you could find space to mention my 3rd Granite Cove Mystery, Laugh ’til You Die.

The “sleepy fishing village” of Granite Cove is based on Gloucester and Rockport, where I grew up. Although Gloucester is many

things, “sleepy” is not one of them.) In any event, the North Shore is the setting for these humorous and suspenseful mysteries.

Last month the Gloucester Daily Times (where I used to write) and Salem News (where I write a humor column) did a story on the release:

On September 20 I will be interviewed by John Ronan for The Writer’s Block.

I am a Gloucester native although I now live in Beverly Farms, not far away. In fact, up until a couple of years ago I had a writing/art studio at the Blackburn Building in the West End for 12 years. I’m also a cartoonist/illustrator who did all 3 covers of my Granite Cove Mysteries.

I would appreciate any space you can spare.

Best regards,

Sharon Love Cook


8th Annual Gloucester Harbor Race September 17, 2016

August 29, 2016 ~ bedmonds67

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Harbor Race

Below is the notice for the annual Harbor Race in Gloucester Harbor.  This race is held by the Gloucester Maritime Museum.  The race is held off of Niles beach on Saturday September 17th.  If you are interested in racing follow the instructions on the notice and notify Erik D, Geno M., Rick M. or Bill E. that you would like to use a dory.  There are currently three dories available for the race.  Thank you .

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Some Good News to Share!

Good Morning, Joey!

Thomas here, Andrew Hankinson’s husband!

I just wanted to share with you on a really positive update on the work that we (@ SoulCove Center for the Arts) have been doing. This past March, we traveled to a town in South Africa to work with the children and staff involved with a music program at their community center. One of our major projects during our time there was producing a music video (also serving as a micro-documentary of our work). We hope you might take a look at it, enjoy it, and maybe share it? The community is struggling and we hope it inspires others to join the cause!

Music Video:

At little bit about the project:
What do you think the world could achieve if we all chose to believe in love?
Located in a region with one of the highest rates of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in the world, the Richmond Community Center provides educational resources and opportunities to empower youth to become better and stronger citizens. Partnering with SoulCove Center for the Arts has strengthened the center’s’ ability to use music and the arts to teach the valuable life skills necessary to change the course of a struggling community.

Full (ten minute) documentary can be found here:

The song, Believe, was written by Jon Batiste.
To Learn More
To See More
To Hear More
Visit: http://www.soulcovecfa.org
http://www.hopeinsouthafrica.com

Thank you so much for reading this and for helping to support our amazing children!

Your musical servants,
Thom (and Rach)
Rach Azrak and Thom Smoker, Executive Directors
SoulCove Center for the Arts, Inc.
http://www.soulcovecfa.org
info@soulcovecfa.org

Gloucestercast 197 with James @Eves3, Bobby Bobskill, @Ali4416 Cox, Karen Pischke, @KimSmithDesigns and @Joey_C

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Gloucestercast 197 with James @Eves3, Bobby Bobskill, @Ali4416 Cox, Karen Pischke, @KimSmithDesigns and @Joey_C

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Basil and savory from Karen Pischke

2016 Fireworks Cruise September 3rd– questions- info.enjoygloucester@comcast.net

EJ hosting a mug up-

Hi Joey,
I’m in moving mode this morning, but if you want to mention that Mom and I will be hosting a Mug Up on Saturday, 9/10 at 9:00am at 4 Kent Circle – coffee, deviled eggs and anything people might want to bring. Love, EJ

Fascinated With These Houseboat Instagram People-

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James Eves Cape Ann Giclee Living In A resort Community- Pigeon Cove Tavern

Pellet stove questions- Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth

Alicia School Starts This week- school lunch

Melissa Cox not running

New device for creating blog content/media viewing/taping the podcast Samsung Galaxy View is a beast of a tablet/tv for next to no money

Winged Creature Update- Murmation

Fireworks are a go

Reiki for seniors at Rose baker senior center third Fridays of the month starting September 16

Wings and waves will be exhibiting photos at the Addison Gilbert Art Gallery Lobby

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GOOD MORNING GLOUCESTER BROUGHT TO YOU BY SUNRISE, SHOREBIRDS, BLOSSOMS, AND MYSTERY GULL

Today’s daybreak scenesGood Harbor Beach Sunrise August 28, 2016 copyright Kim Smith

Sanderling copyright Kim SmithSleepy Sanderling in the morning light

Brown Gull copyright Kim SmithMystery brown gull. Possibly a juvenile Herring Gull however, its legs legs, feet, and head are unusually dark if that is the case. If you have a clue, please comment. Thank you!

Semipalmated Plover copyright Kim SmithSemipalmated Plover

Wildflower patch copyright Kim SmithOur neighbor Richie Arnold’s wildflower patchGood Harbor Beach Sunrise August 28 copyright Kim Smith

 

Today’s Wall Street Journal: Stuart Davis and Gloucester – masterpiece art and to this day a fishing port

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Bill Agee is an art historian and esteemed professor at Hunter. He completed the acclaimed Davis catalogue raissone (Yale University Press, 1991). His most recent book is Modern Art in America. Here he is on Stuart Davis (1892-1964) and Gloucester in today’s Wall Street Journal.

“Swing Landscape (1938)  is surely one of the greatest paintings of modern American art, a glorious summation of all Davis had been and was still to be. Swing Landscape, one of nine Davis mural projects was commissioned by the WPA. It was intended for the Williamsburg Housing Project in Brooklyn. But for reasons still unclear it was never installed, and in 1942 it was acquired by the Indiana University Art Museum, in Bloomington. Because of its intended location, over the years the mural has been misread as based on views of that bustling borough.

Rather, it depicts the boats, docks, houses and landscape of Gloucester, Mass., to this day a fishing port. Davis had spent summers there since 1915, and the subject was the culmination of a favorite motif that had appeared frequently in his art since at least 1924. Davis could be contrarian–for example suggesting a painting was about one thing when it was really about something else–and  here he turns these picturesque vistas, the subject of so much tourist art, into a serious, complex and ambitious mural. “

I wish this Agee excerpt was published prior to the September 25th closing of the Whitney Museum show, Stuart Davis in Full Swing. Back in June, WSJ published a couple of reviews including one by Karen Wilkin.

From the Whitney exhibit:

Using sketches he made of the waterfront in Gloucester, Massachusetts, he transformed masts, rigging, lobster traps, ladders, and striped poles into a vocabulary of overlapping, brightly colored shapes, all of equal intensity. To Davis, the result portrayed the “new materials, new spaces, new speeds, new time relations, new lights, and new colors” of modern America.

James Wechsler describes Davis subjects as triple distilled.

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What Time Is It, Mr. Fox Closes the last night of The Harbor Loop Summer Concert Series 2016, last Thursday. 8.25.2016

Delightful summer night of live music on the hill. Children frolicking, summer breeze and dancers here and there. There were many originals and some cover songs. Renee and Joe ( who, also have their own duo/band) shared a couple of their songs and then Nadia Robertson singer/songwriter (who has performed on stage with What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? in the past, along with Rockport High School Madrigal Choir) joined in.

A very special thank you to Carol Pallazolla and Christopher Silva for running the show and doing an awesome job with it! Here’s to many more.

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BREAKING SUPER SPECTACULAR EXCITING FIREWORKS NEWS!!!

THE FIREWORKS ARE A GO!!! Hold onto your hats, we’re going to be treated to an extra fantabulous spectacular display!

Barry Pett shares that the response for requests for assistance with the Schooner Festival/Labor Day Weekend fireworks show has been tremendous. He gives a heartfelt thanks to everyone for their contributions. He’d also like folks to be aware that the City contributes greatly, with support from Mayor Romeo Theken’s administration, the Police and Fire Departments, and the DPW.

Barry provided some history about the fireworks, which have been annually displayed from Stage Fort Park since at least 1880. This beautifully poetic Winslow Homer watercolor titled Sailboat and Fourth of July Fireworks, dated July 4th, 1880, was painted during the year that Homer lived on Ten Pound Island. Unfortunately, the painting is currently hidden away in storage at the Fogg Art Museum. It is Barry’s hope that for Gloucester’s quadricentennial the painting will travel to Gloucester and be displayed at the Cape Ann Museum.

Barry Pett has been creating Gloucester’s fireworks shows for over twenty five years.

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