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Liv and Matt’s Wedding on the Cover of North of Boston Weddings Magazine!

livmatt_06-20-2015-378Check out the elegantly beautiful spread in the summer issue of “North of Boston Weddings,” created by Gail McCarthy and Amy Sweeney, featuring our daughter Liv and son-in-law Matt’s Lighthouse Beach wedding.

Our family’s deepest thanks and appreciation to Gail and Amy–truly a wonderful memento of their special day that we will treasure for always.

Story by Gail McCarthy and Liv, photos by Esther Mathieu.

North of Boston Weddings

Bouquet by Aster B. Flowers

“North of Boston Weddings” presents a guide to planning your wedding day, local couple’s weddings, gowns, flowers, invites, venues, and more! To read this and more about Liv and Matt’s cover story you can pick up a free copy of “North of Boston Weddings” magazine at the following locations:

The Essex Room

Woodman’s

Adesso Spa

Avanti Hair Salon

Bass Rocks Golf Club

Sunbanque of Gloucester

Cakes by Barbara

Cape Ann’s Marina & Resort

Captain Carlo’s

Castle Manor Inn

Chrisholm & Hunt Printers

Cruiseport Gloucester

Kyla Salon

Dr. Jeffrey H. Ahlin

Eastern Point Yacht Club

En Vogue Salon

Espresso Italian Grille & Pub

Fatima’s Hair Design

Gloucester Estate Buyers

Gloucester Rental Center

Hamond Castle Museum

Harbor Loop Gifts/Building Center

House of the Raven

Nor’east Cleaners

Russell’s Florist

Sage Floral Studio

Salon 127

Salon Unique

Soft Touch Hair Salon

Trident Gallery

Virgillio’s Itallian Bakery

West End Salon

Mila’s Beauty Salon

N Larson Jewelry

Seaside Wellness & Spa

Mimi Gift Gallery

Emerson Inn by the Sea

Nicole’s Hair Salon

Rockport Golf Club

Rockport Inn & Suites

Yankee Clipper Inn/Bistro 127

 

 

 

 

Ut Oh, The Swells In Annisquam Are Gonna Lose Their Minds…

Time Out Magazine In NYC just pointed out the pure bliss that is Lighthouse Beach in it’s 10 best weekend getaways from NYC article.

From personal experience, the Swells aren’t big fans of anyone in the media pointing out to the sweaty masses how fantastic Lighthouse Beach is.  The writer of this article may just want to hide out in a bunker til summer is over because if any New Yorkers find their way to Lighthouse Beach they might send a hit squad to take out the author who had the audacity to tell people about this gem of a location which may or may not be able to be found on the map below…

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The 10 best weekend getaways from NYC

We’ve got weekend getaways for adventurers and lazybones alike—all so close to NYC, you can go right now

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Click here or the map for a Google map to discover how to get there.

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Peter Fortune- Annisquam

Hello Again Joey:  I have been scouring the internet for more relevant articles and photographs
for the listing on the Annisquam Village wooden bridge over Lobster Cove I wrote about previously :
http://bridgehunter.com/ma/essex/bh63113/http://bridgehunter.com/ma/essex/bh63113/ .
I did just come across and added to that site the wonderful 2013 article on Cape Ann, Gloucester and
The Village of Annisquam by Peter Fortune. I highly recommend checking it out for Cape Ann history
buffs and anyone who wants to understand SQUAM (starting on page 15). It is very enjoyable reading.
Download and read it at this link directly- http://www.fortunearchive.com/Boating/Top%20Cruising%20Spots/Cape%20Ann.pdf
Regards Bob Lindberg

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Bob Lindberg–Bridgehunter Annisquam Lobster Cove Bridge

Happy Holidays Joey:
FYI, I have updated and added more photos to the
posting on the Annisquam Village Lobster Cove Wooden Bridge in Bridgehunter
which will forever be a favorite childhood playground of the Lindberg family
members as well as many more Annisquam residents and visitors  . Mike actually had a picture of kids
jumping off bridge which I included in posting.
I think it will bring smiles and stir happy memories and allow everyone to revisit the beautiful bridge
and its history. Happy Holidays ! Bob Lindberg
see
http://bridgehunter.com/ma/essex/bh63113/
Be sure to look at all the old pictures and also
A comprehensive Written historical and descriptive data can be found in
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/master/pnp/habshaer/ma/ma1300/ma1327/d…

Click for full sized photo-

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Birds of Cape Ann: How to Tell the Difference Between a Snowy Egret and a Great Egret

Great egret Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2014Great Egret

For the Chief, and anyone who wants a quick and easy reference on how to tell the difference between the Snowy and Great Egrets, both white and both often times found feeding in the marsh and tide pools together. The Great Egret is greater in size and has a bright yellow bill, with black legs and black feet. The smaller Snowy Egret has the opposite markings, with unmistakeable cadmium yellow feet and a black bill.
Great Egret Snowwy Egret how to tell the difference ©Kim Smith 2014

Snowy Egret and Great Egret

In the above photo taken this morning, the egrets were too far away for my camera’s lens to get a really clear picture however, when cropped, you can see a side-by-side comparison. The Snowy Egret, with black bill and bright yellow feet, is flying in the background and the Great Egret, with black feet and yellow bill, is perched.

Great Egret lobster Cove Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2014Great Egret Lobster Cove

More posts about Great Egret and Snowy Egrets:

BIRDS OF CAPE ANN: GREAT EGRET VS. GREAT EGRET

BEAUTIFUL GOOD HARBOR FOGGY MORNING SUNRISE, SNOWY EGRET, AND WHIMBRELS

Lobster Cove, 1916

The peninsula called Annisquam is bordered by Ipswich Bay (Atlantic Ocean), the Annisquam River (which makes Gloucester an island), and Lobster Cove. The cove is protected, and therefore a preferred anchorage and mooring area. Judging by the lack of boats in Lobster Cove, this looks to be spring (May 26th to be exact). Annisquam is across the cove, and Wingaersheek is in the distance across the Annisquam River. The geography of Cape Ann is a visual buffet for photographers and painters, and its beauty is here for all to enjoy.

The peninsula called Annisquam is bordered by Ipswich Bay (Atlantic Ocean), the Annisquam River (which makes Gloucester an island), and Lobster Cove. The cove is protected, and therefore a preferred anchorage and mooring area. Judging by the lack of boats in Lobster Cove, this looks to be spring (May 26th to be exact). Annisquam is across the cove, and Wingaersheek is in the distance across the Annisquam River. The geography of Cape Ann is a visual buffet for photographers and painters, and its beauty is here for all to enjoy.

One Evening in May

The Annisquam Village Library has sent out this notice. Elinor’s last play reading was a true delight. This one may be even better.  All GMG readers know Elinor from the wonderful photos she submits regularly to the blog, under Squam Creative.  Now you can get to know her as a playwright and director too.

On February 21st, ONE EVENING IN MAY written and directed by local author and resident, Elinor Teele, will be presented in a reading with fellow actors in the Library at 8 o’clock. Annisquam thespian, Beebe Nelson, will be one of the participants.
The plot follows the fortunes of the Greenwood family over the course of one magical May night. Nick, the patriarch, is attempting to keep crows from devouring his rare cultivar. Nora, his wife, is trying to ensure his wearing trousers. Rose, their daughter and an army veteran, is at war with her precocious son, Will, who is at odds with her mustachioed partner, Peter. Lust, lunacy ad a duel or two must ensue before love can conquer all.
An excerpt can be found at http://elinorteele.com/plays/comedy/
Not to be missed!

Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show Today and Tomorrow

Annisquam acf preview party 2013

A few shots from last night’s insanely well attended preview party for the Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show.  Show is open to the public today and tomorrow from 10:00-5:00.  Well worth checking out, and a fun reason to visit Annisquam.  36 Leonard Street at the Village Hall.  Admission is free.

E.J. Lefavour

Ten Pound Studio at Annisquam

ten pound studio

No, they haven’t moved from downtown, but you will find the beautiful hand painted silk scarves of Ten Pound Studio artists at the Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show this coming Saturday and Sunday, 10/12 & 13 from 10:00-5:00 at the Annisquam Village Hall, 34 Leonard Street.

This year’s show presents a fresh approach to a longstanding autumn tradition, featuring an expanded collection of fine arts and crafts by: Nancy Adams, Helen Beal, Julia Bishop, Kathy Bucholska, Suzanne Brown, Amanda Cook, Joanne Crawford, Ben Cunningham, Lee Cunningham, Phil Cusumano, Margaret Derby, Leon Doucette, Janet Egan, Dennis Flavin, Rose-Marie Glen, Kerry Gorton, Carl Gustin, Peter Herbert, Andrena Huntsman, Susan Kenna, Bobbi Kovner, Ellen “EJ” Lefavour, Camilla MacFayden, Greg Marchant, Connie Mason, Stephanie Mason, Giovanni Pagnotti, Robin Paine, Daphne Papp, Judith P. Norton, Chris Pullman, Kristin Petty, Linda Steele, Ellie Stevens, Evy Stewart, Ken Tarr, Dona Shea, JP Ware & Elz Spofford, Kirk Williamson and Ann Mechem Ziergiebel with a special Silent Auction presentation Crane Beach 1998, an original oil painting by award-winning artist, Dorothy Arnold. The Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show is a great reason to visit lovely Annisquam Village, enjoy the foliage, get a jump on your holiday shopping and benefit the Annisquam Village Church.  For more info, call 978-281-4552.

29th Annual Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show

annisquam art show poster 2013

The 29th Annual Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 12 & 13 from 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Annisquam Village Hall, 36 Leonard Street, Annisquam. This year’s show presents a fresh approach to a longstanding autumn tradition, featuring an expanded collection of fine arts and crafts by: Nancy Adams, Helen Beal, Julia Bishop, Kathy Bucholska, Suzanne Brown, Amanda Cook, Joanne Crawford, Ben Cunningham, Lee Cunningham, Phil Cusumano, Margaret Derby, Leon Doucette, Janet Egan, Dennis Flavin, Rose-Marie Glen, Kerry Gorton, Carl Gustin, Peter Herbert, Andrena Huntsman, Susan Kenna, Bobbi Kovner, Ellen “EJ” Lefavour, Camilla MacFayden, Greg Marchant, Connie Mason, Stephanie Mason, Giovanni Pagnotti, Robin Paine, Daphne Papp, Judith P. Norton, Chris Pullman, Kristin Petty, Linda Steele, Ellie Stevens, Evy Stewart, Ken Tarr, Dona Shea, JP Ware & Elz Spofford, Kirk Williamson and Ann Mechem Ziergiebel with a special Silent Auction presentation Crane Beach 1998, an original oil painting by award-winning artist, Dorothy Arnold. The Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show is a great reason to visit lovely Annisquam Village, enjoy the foliage, get a jump on your holiday shopping and benefit the Annisquam Village Church.  Free Admission.  For more info, call 978-281-4552.

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