FOB and Visitors from Vermont

IMG_5071 A Special Friend of the Blog, and a frequent visitor to Gloucester from Vermont.  They were headed to breakfast at Sugar Magnolias, and were thinking of trying Italiano Restaurant either for lunch or dinner.  It is always a pleasure to meet such wonderful people that visit Gloucester.

 

 

 

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Exhibit – FLOWERS & ELEGANT OBJECTS at Charles Fine Arts

Exhibit of Flowers and Elegant Objects at Charles Fine Art Gallery located at 196 Main Street Gloucester.

Exhibit will run through June 16th 2017

Featuring Artists:   Bobbi Angell,   Liz Ayer,   Stephen Bates,   David Bareford,   Lorrie Berry,   Eli Cedrone,   Geoffrey Teale Chalmers,   Anne Winthrop Cordin,   Traci Thayne Corbett,   Yhanna Coffin,   Fran Ellisor,   Bobbi Gibb,   Paul George,   Ellen Granter,   Marjorie Hicks,   Christine Molitor Johnson,   Bonita LeFlore,   Nella Lush,   Marija Pavlovich McCarthy,   Tracy Meola,   Carole Porter,   Judith Monteferrante,   Katherine Richmond,   Jan Roy,   Rosalie Sidoti,   Tony Schwartz,   Charles Shurcliff,   Deb Wolf

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Susan Bell Reed 1943-2017

Hi Joey—

Many folks in Gloucester remember my wife, Susan Bell Reed as an award-winning advertising copy writer, TV producer, independent filmmaker, author, yoga and fitness enthusiast, dog lover and friend to many. She was also one of the biggest fans Gloucester ever had, and proudly showed the town around to her friends visiting from distant places like London, Jerusalem, Buenos Ares, and Hollywood.

After a brief but brutal bout with cancer, she passed away this Monday. We will be observing her passing at 10 Friday morning, rain or whatever, at Mt Jacob Cemetery on Fernald St. in west Gloucester.

To those who can’t make it, please place her in your hearts and help us honor a talented, generous, caring person that Gloucester will miss.

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Ted Reed and Susan Bell Reed posing for an article in Elle Magazine about the Sundance Film Festival

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Susan with her dog Benny on Granite Pier in Rockport

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Flag Crew was busy early this morning!

Ringo Tarr and his crew were up early this morning installing the flags along the Boulevard in time for Memorial Day.   This year it extends down to the Tennis courts and looks spectacular!!   If you’d like to purchase a flag for a veteran you can stop down to Pauline’s Gifts at 512 Essex Ave, Gloucester and they are $20.00.

Nichole’s Picks 5/27 + 5/28

Pick #1:  Wolf Hollow Free Family Fun Fest

Sunday, May 28th from 11-3

CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE HERE

Make your Memorial Day weekend truly memorable! Bring the whole family to howl with the wolves for FREE! Wolf Hollow offers a unique opportunity to view gray wolves in as natural a setting as possible. Come see how they interact with their pack members and live in a social unit very similar to human families.

This fun, family event will begin at 11am and end at 3pm.

Mark your calendars – FREE TICKETS will be available via Eventbrite, starting on May 8th.

Please be aware this event is by RESERVATION ONLY.

Guests will enjoy:

  • One of a kind, educational presentations every hour.
  • Fun games & activities for children of all ages.
  • Delicious pizza from the Ipswich House of Pizza and other vendors TBD
  • Free samples of Ipswich Soda Pops.
  • AND Free samples, for Mom & Dad, from the Ipswich Ale Brewery and 1634 Meadery.

Overflow parking will be directed to one side of Route 133 West

  Wolf Hollow (114 Essex Road, Ipswich, MA)

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Pick #2: Appleton Farms Hay Bale Hangout

Saturday, June 3rd from 10:00-2:00

CHECK OUT ALL OF THE DETAILS HERE

Member Child: $5; Nonmember Child: $10

Have you ever collected warm eggs from the chicken coop or seen how fast sheep will run for their morning helping of grain? Join us for our NEW weekend Hay Bale Hangout and spend the day at Appleton Farms. Stop by anytime between 10AM – 1:30PM for fantastic farmyard meet and greets! Hands on activities start at 10AM and run every ½ hour. Greet our goats, make a wool bracelet, cuddle a calf, farm story time, collect chicken eggs and more! In between activities hang out in the Carriage Barn and explore our all-day learning stations or picnic outside in the Stone Paddock!

Activities may change depending on what’s happening at the farm, but a typical schedule will include:

10:00: Feed the sheep & brush the goats

10:30: Spin wool bracelets

11:00: Collect chicken eggs

11:30: Farm story time (feel free to bring a snack from home!)

12:00: Explore the milking barn & Dairy tools

12:30: Meet a bunny

1:00: Collect chicken eggs

1:30: Brush the goats

Please check in at the entrance of the Carriage Barn to pay and receive your hand stamp. Become a Trustees member at the farm on the day of and come for free! Once you’ve paid, stay for an hour or all day! Cash only please. No additional cost for adults. We will do our very best to accommodate everyone, but some activities are first come, first serve.

We have picnic tables, bathrooms, water, and plenty of stroller friendly walking paths for you to enjoy. Parking available the Visitor Center for a shorter walk or at the Farm Store for a longer stroll through our vegetable fields.

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Pick #3: Do Something to Honor our Servicemen and Servicewoman 

Most towns have a Memorial Day Parade. Please check each town’s listings and attend at least one.  We always attend the Rockport Memorial Day to show our respect.

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As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, visit our friends at North Shore Kid

Old Ship Anchor Recovered and For Sale

On of our lobstermen has this ship anchor that he got caught up in his gear yesterday and he’s offering it for sale.

It’s a perfect lawn ornament.  $100

Come down the dock to look at it if you’d like

Captain Joe and Sons 95 East Main St

Or leave a comment below if you want to buy it.

 

 

Rockport Cultural District Walking Tours resume Memorial Day Weekend

Cape Ann Community

Free, guided Rockport Cultural District Walking Tours are offered weekends beginning Memorial Day through the last weekend in June; daily from the last week of June through Labor Day; and weekends through Columbus Day.

Tours begin at Dock Square (where Bearskin Neck and Main Street connect) on Saturdays at 10 a.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m.  In July and August, tours Monday – Friday are also at 10 a.m.

Discover the fascinating history of one America’s oldest art colonies on this free, 1 hour 15 minute guided tour of downtown Rockport. Hear the stories of our earliest residents, founders, revolutionaries and pioneering spirits while exploring our beautiful, seaside village.

From the tip of Bearskin Neck and the iconic Motif #1, to Rockport Music’s world-class Shalin Liu Performance Center with its stage overlooking the Atlantic, you will see many of Rockport’s most treasured spots.  Find out why international visitors make this…

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Finding Our Center

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Finding our Center

Join world renowned teacher Rolf Gates for this special 3hr asana-based workshop. The session will be a balance of lecture and asana and will include elements of pranayama and meditation. We’ll explore the tools of yoga that allow us to stay connected to the truth of who we are as we practice new ways of being in the world. The pose is what we are doing, the yoga is how we are being in the pose.

All levels are welcome in this well rounded workshop. 

$65

Click here for more information and to sign up!

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HOORAY!!! THE GOOD HARBOR BEACH PIPING PLOVERS ARE OFFICIALLY NESTING!

Two Perfect Piping Plover Eggs!

 

After last week’s harrowingly warm weather, we lost all sight of the Piping Plover pair trying to establish a nest by the boardwalk #3 location. Thursday and Friday brought record temperatures of over 90 degrees, drawing unseasonably large crowds and literally, a ton of garbage, which was not only beyond disgusting, but in turn, attracted a plethora of seagulls and crows. Saturday, there was absolutely no sign of the Plovers, from one of end of Good Harbor to the other. Sunday, my husband Tom discovered a few tracks and Monday, I found a few as well, but nothing like we had seen earlier.

Thinking our Plover Pair were lost to us, lo and behold Tuesday morning I spied Papa Plover sitting in one location, for a very long time (half an hour is a long time for a plover to sit in one spot). Could there be an egg beneath Papa? Unfortunately, where Papa was sitting was on the edge of the roped off area, next to the party rock, with dog tracks only several inches away.

Dog tracks running through the roped off area and next to the Piping Plover nesting site.

I quickly called Dave Rimmer, director of land stewardship for Essex County Greenbelt. He came by immediately and confirmed yes, we have a nest!!!

An exclosure has been installed and the plover parents are adapting well to the protective wire frame.

The roping has been rearranged with the nest now in the center.

LAST NIGHT’S SUNSET WAS A SHOW STOPPER!

Last night’s show stopping sunset over Gloucester City Hall and skyline.

LIVE: Stage Fort Park Welcome Center opens tonight for the season!

Scenes from Gloucester businesses joining in to share news about what’s ahead for the upcoming season.

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Will share more announcements and party feedback later.

Big Mike’s Bikes is back

Cape Pond Ice was featured in Yankee Magazine. Scott Memhard adds: “our popular Historic Icehouse Tours here at Cape Pond Ice Company are off to a busy season start, with some local enthusiastic Tour Guides, offered Monday – Saturday @ 11 am & 2 pm.  And our ART@the Icehouse gallery upstairs, featuring a number of local artists, opens Memorial Day weekend for our 2nd Season. If any area business Welcoming staff would like to come down and have a free tour, they are welcome, at no charge!”

The One our at a Time Gang

Good morning all:

This Saturday’s cleanup for Memorial Day we will be cleaning Clark Cemetery/ First Burial on Centennial Avenue

When: Saturday, May 27, 2017
Time: 8:00 – 9:00
Where: Clark Cemetery First Burial on Centennial Avenue

Please if you have picker they are always helpful

Thank you all and take care

Male Chef Commercial Casting Call

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We are looking for male chefs that have extensive experience working in restaurants for a commercial!! Tell all your Chef friends
Must be avail 6/6 and 6/7
Please send photo, experience and contact info to SlateRealPeopleCasting@Gmail.com and put CHEF in subject line. Thanks!

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