Photo’s from Gloucester’s fantabulous-in-every way Maritime Heritage Day. With wonderful activities for mariners at heart, both young and old, beautiful wares for sale, folk music, and delicious seafood, this event just gets more and more awesome every year. I can’t wait to take our granddaughter to next year’s Maritime Heritage Day!
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Register for Cape Ann Reads by November 15, 2016. It’s easy! Applicants are signing up.
Visit the Cape Ann Libraries and the Cape Ann Reads website. Huge shout out and great feedback for Amanda Cook, the Gloucester Writers Center, for leading a monthly writers group at Sawyer Free for Cape Ann Reads which concluded yesterday.
1)If you asked us: “I have a story to submit for the picture book contest, and would like to participate in a writing group, is there one?” You were not alone. We are pleased to announce:
Free writers workshops all ages at Sawyer Free Library
3rd Wednesday each month May – October, 1-2pm
Led by Amanda Cook of the Gloucester Writers Center
Register here. For more information: contact Deborah Kelsey, Director, Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Public Library firstname.lastname@example.org. The libraries will be hosting informational help sessions as needed and requested leading right up to the contest submission deadline which will fall in November 2016.
2)Mark your calendars for Cape Ann Reads programs
Thursday, May 12, DAISY NELL, 6pm, TOHP Burnham Library, 245 Western Avenue, Essex Local author, singer, songwriter discusses the creation of her three picture books
Saturday, May 21, MOTIF#1 DAY, Building Poetry with Picture books, 9AM-5PM. Visit the Rockport Public Library to design, photograph and display poetry created by stacking together picture books.
Saturday June 4, Round -trip double Story Walk, 10am-2pm, Manchester public Library and Manchester Historical Museum. This self-guided story walk of two great picture books will be available starting at 10 and will be accessible throughout the day. Picture book lovers of all ages are invited to walk and read and act the route together. Featured books: Stella, the Star of the Sea by Mary Louise Gay and Storm Whale by Benji Davies.
For the complete list of events for the year and all the latest information check the website capeannreads.wix/picturebooks. Additional programs may be added to the calendar.
Cape Ann Reads is a collaboration among the Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Public Library, Manchester Public Library, Rockport Public Library and TOHP Burnham Library in Essex.
Charming felt ornaments
Shop Present for beautiful and fun handmade artisan Christmas presents for the special someones on your holiday gift list! Located at 120 Main Street (next to Passports and Harbor Yoga), Present pop up shop is open until midday Christmas Eve, everyday of the week Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm, and Sundays from noon to 5pm. Stay tuned for info about special Ladies, Mens, and Kids Night upcoming events.
Schuylar demonstrating Michele’s luminescent sea creatures that glow!
Greg Cook and Wife Kari Percival with son Ulysses
Luxuriously thick mittens created from vintage sweaters.
Artist’s work for sale at Present: Amanda Cook, Michele Del Vecchio, Pam Lolly, Jill Josephson, Twin Light Studio (Erin and Scott Place), Stevens Brosnihan, Deborah Gray, Brittan Gray, Elizabeth Grammas, Camilla MacFadyen, Brittany Ashforth, Emma Scully, Peter Lacy, Stephanie Mason, Jessica Demarjian, Sharon Lowe, Mary Rhinelander, and Celia Gibson.
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Brittan Davis (left) and Amanda Cook were setting up Present Gloucester at their charming new holiday space, located at 269 Main Street. I heard through the grapevine that their grand opening is this coming Saturday night. Updates to follow!
To catch a glimpse of just some of their gorgeous hand made treasures that they have created, visit the Present Gloucester facebook page here.
Rosalie’s Dogfish and Fresh Vegetable Stew ~ Would you call this a cioppino, even though only made with one fish? Read more
Front row, from left: Stevens Brosnihan, Amanda Cook, KT Toomey; back row: Adam Kuhlmann, Jeremy McKeen, James Dowd, Len Pallazola, and Brooke Welty
There are so many good people here on Cape Ann. A big happy family!
To add to Ed’s thank you’s for the help on the Lobster Tree, I’ll add mine to Laurie Lufkin and her crew of people from Essex and Gloucester who made the GMG Cookie Contest a great success. She worked tenaciously to gather the prizes, choose the judges, prepare the score sheets and run the whole show. And SMILING through it all! Thanks also go out to all the prize donors including those that I was able to get – Friendly’s Restaurant and Cape Ann Lanes. A huge thank to Jim Montanginio and his daughter Marcy for donating the space at Brown’s Mall. All good eggs!
And from all of us at PRESENT -a big thank to the Common Crow for the yummy cheese platter on Ladies’ Night.
More huge thank you’s go out to everyone who works at PRESENT. Without the invitation from Amanda to join the artisans this year, I would have never been able to create (and sell) the calendars that have become a huge hit. I’ve been crazy working two jobs, but it’s all been worth it as I’ve met so many creative people who are as whacko as me! 🙂
Amanda said you can come up with your own way of using these cute colorful furry balls….Hmmmmmm…..Come down to Present and check ’em out.
please join us
for the opening of
Thursday, November 12
196 Main St.
with work by:
Staphanie Mason Thibedeau
Twin Lights Pottery