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Fantastic Summer Program at Harborlight

I know that those of you with young children are in the midst of trying to plan their summers.  Be sure to explore all options!  Harborlight has some pretty fantastic summer offerings for your child.  Their Beverly campus is very conveniently located if you should find yourself commuting out of town over the summer weeks and just a short 15 minute drive from Gloucester.

If you are looking for exciting and varied summer options for Grades PK-7 please look through their catalogue of summer offerings.

Harborlight offers one-week sessions beginning July 3rd and ending August 25th for Grades 1-7 and two four-week session for PK-Kindergarten aged children.

Elementary aged children may Sign up for one week, or sign up for all eight! 

READ ABOUT ALL OFFERINGS AND FIND ALL PERTINENT INFORMATION HERE

FIND THE ENROLLMENT CONTRACTING AND TUITION HERE

Here are some of the descriptions for Children ages 3-5 and Grades 1-7.  

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Celebrate the 4th:  Visit Trustees of the Reservations and Audubon properties to see “America the Beautiful.” Come back to campus for old-school picnic lunches on the lawn, BBQ, and yard games.  Make patriotic t-shirts, crafts and recipes. Spend the week designing and decorating a patriotic float and take it on parade on Friday!

Ready, Set, Chef!: Take a journey in the life of a restaurateur.  We will explore what it takes to create the concept of a restaurant and what the space and menu will look like.  We will travel to different restaurants on and around the North Shore learning to cook, create, serve, and run a restaurant. Students will launch their own pop-up restaurant on Friday and will be open for business.

Marine Heritage:  Explore Cape Ann’s rich marine heritage.  Join the marine science crew aboard the Sea Station’s vessel Endeavor.  Set sail on a lobster boat, visit touch tanks and learn about ocean life in a fun, hands-on learning environment.

Rock On!:  Join the band and hone your music performance and ensemble skills in a creative and fun environment. Experiment with and learn about instruments from around the world. Improvise during a percussion circle, create through sound-painting activities, and learn to express yourself through music.

History Alive:  Walk the streets that hummed with the actions of the revolution, puritans, accused witches, artists and writers. Be a Colonial! Learn how to make traditional colonial foods, try colonial crafts, games and visit some of the places made famous during the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and the American Revolution. Be a part of history.

A Day at the Museum:  Learn about the history of art through trips to some of the North Shore’s most intriguing museums.  We’ll provide a sketchbook.  You bring a bag lunch, water bottle and your imagination!

Biking and Hiking:  Explore nature as we hike and bike the great outdoors!  We’ll study wildlife, compete in nature scavenger hunts and enjoy geocaching activities while gaining greater appreciation for the natural world.

Break a Leg!:  Let’s put on a show!  Enjoy the rehearsal process while learning more about stage directions, improvisation and character development. On Friday, family and friends are invited to the performance!

Small Swell:  Entering grades 4-8 .   Catch a wave this summer! Learn balance, coordination, timing the waves, falling and getting back on the board in this fun, educational program that is ideal for children of all surfing abilities.

Art Walk:  Stand in the footprints of famous maritime artists and see the harbor through their eyes.  Create your own art inspired by the seascapes and working waterfront before you.  Walk Gloucester’s “Harbor Walk”, complete a scavenger hunt challenge, and stop along the way to sketch, paint, and draw.  Visit the Cape Ann Museum, snack by the water, and return to campus excited to continue the creative process in both the indoor and outdoor art studios.

Coast and Compass:  Entering grades 4-7 .   Enjoy some great summer adventures as we kayak, hike and hit the beach. The highlight of the week will be our legendary two-night trip to the Isle of Shoal’s Star Island where you can hike, play tennis, jump off the dock, roast marshmallows over an open fire, and learn the local lore of the island!

Authors’ Corner:  Become an author and illustrator! Share your love of books with friends as we read, write and illustrate our own work. Learn the craft from guests who are professional authors and artists. Children will come home with a finished product of a picture book, poetry collection, play, or graphic novel.

I Survived!:   Entering grades 3-7 .     Ever wondered how to start a fire, build shelter, search for food, and stay safe in the wilderness? Learn some of the basic skills taught in the Army Ranger School program and then apply your knowledge as we rough-it during a two-night camping trip in New Hampshire.

Animal League:  Come spend a week with Iris the therapy dog and her friends! We will wash, groom, train, walk and play with dogs! Meet a real dog trainer and learn a few tricks yourself. Bake healthy dog treats and learn about various breeds. Have a community “dog wash” and we will give all money earned to our local dog shelter when we visit there. Bring your dog or borrow one of ours for “Bring our Dogs Day” on Friday.

Game On!:  Let’s play some games!  Tennis, soccer, bowling and mini-golf are among the fun activities planned for this session.

And, as the standard Summer Session Day ends, children who wish to sign up for more hours will enjoy Get in the Game: 3:00 – 4:30 daily from 7/3-8/25

Get moving as we explore the wonderful nature of games and sportsmanship. Fine- tune the skills necessary to challenge yourself in a variety of mental games, beach and lawn games and physical challenges. In the circuit of games and strategies presented, many skills will be enhanced, strategies developed, and missions accomplished.

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EXCITING NEWS ~ THE SCHOONER ADVENTURE JOINS THE SCHOONER CHALLENGE!

Len Burgess shares the following ~

Big News… the Essex-Built Schooner ADVENTURE has agreed to join the 4th annual Schooner Challenge! Grab up a bunch of your friends and add to the fun and join the crews of the ADVENTURE, the ARDELLE, and the LANNON in the famous Schooner Challenge to help support the preservation of the Essex Shipbuilding Museum’s Schooner ‘Evelina M. Goulart’. Tickets will go fast! Sign up NOW.  Visit the Museum secure website: http://www.essexshipbuildingmuseum.org/ or CALL Marcia at 978-375-3337. Details are in the poster.


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For information on reserving space on a schooner during the 2015 @GlSchoonerFest :

Plus all the information including downloadable 2015 Festival programs check out the Schooner Festival Website-

http://gloucesterschoonerfestival.net/

Info from The Gloucester Schooner Festival website-

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For information on reserving space on a schooner during the Festival:

Adventure, call 978-281-8079
Ardelle, click here
Mystic, click here
Roseway, click here
Thomas E. Lannon, call 978–281–6634

Click here for downtown Gloucester parking information.
Click here to download the 2015 Festival Program (printed programs will be available Sept 4)

Tickets now available for Festival Raffle.  Grand prize is an oil painting by John Caggiano!

GET READY FOR THE GLOUCESTER SCHOONER FESTIVAL!!!

Coming next weekend, the 4th through the 6th, the spectacular 31st annual Gloucester Schooner Festival is an event not to be missed. Organized by the Gloucester Schooner Festival Committee and Maritime Gloucester, click here for a complete list of activities throughout the weekend.

Adventure and Maritime Gloucester re-unite

Hi Joey,

Wednesday was a busy day for the Adventure.   Her crew finished repairing the stem and getting her ready to move.   She was re-launched at the evening high tide, and left GMR for her new at Gloucester Maritime on the Harbor Loop.   We had some friends and family come by to see us off.   Graham Makay once again captained the Adventure for her short ride across the harbor.   We were welcomed by our newly expanded family from Gloucester Maritime, with board members, family and friends from both organizations joining in a champagne toast.   A row crew also came out to give us an all oar salute.  Despite a bit of rain, the mood at the wharf was quite festive.   The Adventure’s Sarah Tuvim recognized that between the 2 organizations, we made a wonderful rainbow of raincoats to brighten our evening.

Mary Barker

Riding with King Eider and the Schooners

King Eider Captain Steve Douglass brings us thru a rain squall to the Gloucester Schooner Race.

King Eider Captain Steve Douglass brings us thru a rain squall to the Gloucester Schooner Race.

Passengers getting wet.
Passengers getting wet.

Captain Steve Douglas can position the Eider for the best schooner photos.
Captain Steve Douglas can position the Eider for the best schooner photos.

Steven Douglass with first mate and wife Virginia. A totally good experience.
Steven Douglass with first mate and wife Virginia. A totally good experience.

The Gloucester Schooner Adventure, built in 1926, joins the race for the first time in 20 years. She placed 2nd.
The Gloucester Schooner Adventure, built in 1926, joins the race for the first time in 20 years. She placed 2nd.

Adventure Sails! More From The GMG Community

James Lowell Submits-
And then came the highlight- Gloucester’s own Adventure

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Len Burgess Photos-

Some photos of the Adventure taken from the schooner Ardelle Sat. morning.
The closeup of the people on deck shows how many it takes (between 20 and 30 of them) to raise the foresail.
Len Burgess

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Hi Joey,

The Adventure had her 2nd shakedown sail on Saturday. Donny King was kind enough t o take me out his Scotia Girl so I could take some pictures. Here are a few, plus a couple from onboard during the 1st shakedown sail.

Mary Barker

The Adventure's head, jumbo and fore sails The Adventure under way

 


Much Progress on Adventure From Bruce Slifer

Dear Joey,

Spars and sails on deck, rigging in progress, engine room looking good, bulk heads completed except for finish work.

Regards,

Bruce Slifer

Adventure Hauled At The East Gloucester Marine Railways

Mary Barker Writes-

Hi Joey,

The Adventure got hauled out on the Marine Railway on Monday, 1.14.13, so
some planks could be replaced.  I was invited aboard, as the Adventure’s
photographer, to get a unique perspective on the process.  This is my very
naïve, non-technical explanation of the process. The guys on the docks and
on the Adventure first had to move the Adventure from her berth over to the
railway.  This was done mainly by manpower using brute strength, ropes and
tide assist.  Donny King did add a bit of motor support with the Scotia Girl
in the beginning.  Once the Adventure got around the end of the pier and
was moved into place along the Railway cradle (with direction by the Railway
coordinator), the guys cranked up the cradle supports to secure the
Adventure.  The scuba diver then went down to check that everything was set
up properly with the supports.  Once he gave the okay, the Railway
coordinator signaled the engine house to start up the engines which drive
the chain winch, which took the Adventure on a forward and upward
trajectory.  Although I’ve seen this done before from just outside the
engine house, it was so powerful seeing it all up close (literally hanging
over the edge of the vessel at times).  I never cease to be inspired by and
in awe of these guys and what they do.  These folks have always taken the
time to welcome me and to educate me.  My hats are off to everyone at the
Marine Railway and the Adventure.  Here are a few photos.
Mary Barker

Sing-Along on the schooner Adventure

On Saturday, Sept, 1, during the Schooner Festival, there was a pot-luck supper and sing-along on the schooner Adventure, docked on Rocky Neck. It was a great time!  I was there last year too, and this is the sort of the thing that makes me so glad to be in Gloucester!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More photos can be found here.

-Fr. Matthew Green

Community Stuff 8/15/12

2012 Schooner Festival with Adventure

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Tusinski Gallery, Rockport,MA

TUSINSKI_NORDSTROM_BACK SHOW CARD_SEPT.1HI Joey!

You’ve been in my gallery to see the ‘catch’ exhibit last yr, this yr., I’m featuring a guest artist to show with me –in my gallery: TUSINSKI GALLERY 2 Main St., Rockport, Ma

I’m hanging her work this Thursday evening so it will be up for the weekend, with a reception Sept.1st, 5-7 p.m.

Folks can re-visit my works, & ck out Kate’s amazing paintings as well ::: she will have several fish paintings that look just swimmingly!

Over ten years ago Kate & I  used to share studio space for 3 yrs. in the former Blackburn Bldg….we had great views of ‘Fiesta’ as you can imagine.

http://www.karentusinskigallery.blogspot.com/

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Melissa Cox Forwards-

HMS Bounty To Offer Dockside Tours During Schooner Festival

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Tracie Simonin writes-

While in Gloucester we will be opening to the public for dockside tours of
the ship during the Gloucester Schooner Festival.  The cost will be $10
per adult, $5 per child and seniors and children under 5 are free.  We
pride ourselves on bringing the ship to new places and sharing the story
of the Mutiny on the Bounty and what it is like to sail a traditional
square rigged vessel from the 1780’s.  Although we are not a schooner, we
were anxious to be a part of the schooner festival that weekend and share
the Bounty with the town of Gloucester!

We would love it if you could share this info on your blog site.  In the
meantime, feel free to link to our website where we too have a wonderful
blog that could get people excited about reading first hand from a crew
member her experiences with sailing with the ship this summer.  Our link
is www.tallshipbounty.org.

Tracie Simonin
Director
HMS Bounty Organization, LLC
631-584-7900
www.tallshipbounty.org


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Good morning, Joey:

As a longtime reader and friend of the blog, I know you are heavily into community service. 

Each year, the members of Sandy Bay Engine Company 1 of the Rockport Fire Department raise money for a scholarship to honor the memory of one of our former officers, the late Fire Lieutenant Sheldon Knowles.  Sheldon passed on many years ago, way too young, from the ravages of cancer but is still remembered by our department as a firefighter/EMT who served the town with a pride and a commitment to which we all aspire.

This year, the Engine Company is once again sponsoring a harbor cruise fundraiser on Cape Ann Whale Watch’s Hurricane II.  I was hoping you could post the attached flyer on the blog to assist us with this.

Thanks very much for your help and for doing such a great job in promoting what’s truly the experience of living on Cape Ann .

Regards,

Capt Kris Juncker, Sr

Sandy Bay Engine Company 1

Rockport Fire Department

‘On Call Professionals Serving the Community with Pride.’

Help looking for ship to shore phone and Loran for Adventure

Hi Joey,

We need Gloucester’s help (especially those who know about old fishing boat parts) with one of the next restoration projects for Schooner Adventure.

We want to put an original ship to shore phone back in Schooner Adventure. I don’t know what kind it was. I’m hoping someone out there recognizes this and could possibly help us to find one.

While I’m at it, we’re looking for an old Loran depth finder as well.

Attached are pictures of Captain Leo Hynes using them on board Adventure in the 1940’s.

www.schooner-adventure.org

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Senator Bruce Tarr and Ringo ‘s Kent Circle Christmas Tree Adventure 2010 Edition

Senator Tarr and Ringo videos from the recent trip to Shelburne, Nova Scotia to obtain the official Christmas tree for the city of Gloucester- Click here for all the videos at Bruce’s Website TarrTalk

Here’s just a couple of samples-

 

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Schooner Adventure at the Gloucester Marine Railways

Adventures Butt (I think that's the Nautical Term)

For more Information on the Gloucester Marine Railways Click on the Link below

http://www.gloucestermarinerailways.com/

Http://www.FrontieroGallery.com

 

25th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival Next Weekend!

25th Annual
Gloucester Schooner Festival

September 4 – 7, 2009

The Festival is sponsored by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
(Schedule will be updated as events are confirmed. Last update: 8/17/2009.)

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Friday, September 4, 2009

All Day Arrival of Participating Vessels.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cape Ann Museum visiting hours.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Essex Shipbuilding Museum visiting hours.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center visiting hours.

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Mayor’s Reception for invited guests.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

10:00 a.m.
Skippers Meeting for all Traditional Small Craft, at Solomon Jacobs Park, immediately adjacent to the U.S. Coast Guard Station on Harbor Loop.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Deck Tours aboard the Adventure and Children’s Activities dockside at Cruiseport Gloucester.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Bluenose II Open House at Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Gloucester Maritime Heritage Day at the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center on Harbor Loop. Free to all.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cape Ann Museum visiting hours.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Essex Shipbuilding Museum visiting hours.

12:00 noon – 4:30 p.m.
Open House at US Coast Guard Station, Harbor Loop.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Start of Sailing Races for Traditional Small Craft, off Eastern Point Light.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Search & Rescue Demonstration by the U.S. Coast Guard
off Harbor Loop.

6:00 p.m.
Festival Crew Party for invited guests. Gloucester House Restaurant.

7:30 p.m.
Boat “Parade of Lights”.

9:15 p.m.
Fireworks Display over Gloucester Harbor. (following Parade of Lights, time approximate)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

8:00 a.m.
Skippers Meeting for all Schooners sailing in Mayor’s Race at Solomon Jacobs Park, immediately adjacent to the U.S. Coast Guard Station on Harbor Loop.

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Shuttle Bus to Eastern Point Light, from Eastern Point Gate (Eastern Point Boulevard at Farrington Avenue) to watch the start of the Mayor’s Race. Free of Charge.

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Parade of Sail as Schooners proceed from Inner Harbor, past the Fishermen’s Memorial on Stacy Boulevard, to the race starting area off Eastern Point.

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Deck Tours aboard the Adventure and Children’s Activities dockside at Cruiseport Gloucester.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Essex Shipbuilding Museum visiting hours.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center visiting hours.

11:00 a.m.
Start of Mayor’s Race for Esperanto Cup, Ned Cameron Trophy and Betty Ramsey Trophy off Eastern Point.

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cape Ann Museum visiting hours.

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Reception and Awards Ceremony for contestants and invited guests at the U.S. Coast Guard Station on Harbor Loop.

Monday, September 7, 2009

“Rain Day” for recovery from postponements caused by inclement weather. ONLY IF REQUIRED.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center visiting hours.

For more info, click here.

R and W Distillery

As Bobby Ryan said to me in our tour “We like to name our vessels after significant Gloucester vessels“.  Here you see what Bobby was talking about with the two fermentation tanks named Adventure and Thomas E Lannon.

Look for part two of our video tour at 1PM

R and W Distillery, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Knockabout Gin, Folly Cove Rum and Beauport Vodka

Knockabout Gin, Folly Cove Rum and Beauport Vodka



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