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Update to the Update ~ BREAKING, BREAKING NEWS: Science All Around Us Did It!!!!

Science All Around Us has so far raised $38,468!!! There is still time to donate to their Kickstarter Project.
Fundraising ends tonight at midnight. Listen to Joey’s interview with Collin, Nubar, and Tom to learn more details about plans for additional funds raised. 

Joey Ciaramitaro, Nubar Alexanian, Collin Keegan, Tom Ellis Captain Joes ©Kim Smith 2014

Our heartfelt congratulations to Science All Around Us!

With the help of 313 backers, the Science All Around Us team has raised $35,748. All best wishes for continued success!

A note from the Science All Around Us Kicksarter Project Update:

“As we mentioned in our Kickstarter pitch, if we raise more than our goal of $35,000 we will use the additional funds to hire a team to create an interactive and fun website that will allow Collin to engage with kids from all walks of life. This will be a state-of-the-art site that will grow along with the series. It will also keep Science All Around Us alive and growing online as we produce the pilot and find the right broadcast outlet for Collin and this series.”

Click here to donate: Science All Around Us with Collin Keagan.

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Let your friends and family know about this exciting series and share the links on Facebook and Twitter.

BREAKING NEWS: Science All Around Us Has Raised Over $31K!!!

Science All Around Us has raised $31,483.00, with six days left to go. They are in the home stretch. Be a part of the tremendous team of people backing this worthy endeavor (283 so far!). Click here to donate to Science All Around Us with Collin Keagan.

Collin talks about his interest in aviation in this video

For more information see previous GMG posts here:

Check Out Science All Around Us with Colin Keegan

Science All Around Us Has raised Over 18K

Breaking News for Science All Around Us

GMG Podcast with host Joey C and guests Donna Ardizonni and Kim Smith

If you have already donated, you can continue to help by spreading the word to reach as many people as possible during the fundraising campaign. Let your friends and family know about this exciting series and share the links on Facebook and Twitter.

 

BREAKING NEWS for SCIENCE ALL AROUND US!

Science All Around Us Hits the $25,000. Milestone

Congratulations to the Science All Around Us Project and Their Team of Awesome Backers!!!

 

9 Days and Ten Thousand More to Go!

 

To learn more and to donate, visit the Science All Around Us Kickstarter Page here.

 

See links below in the preceding post for more information and videos about this project.

 

Science All Around Us Hits Another Milestone and Are Two Thirds of the Way Towards Making Their Goal!

When last we reported on Tuesday evening, Science All Around Us had reached the halfway point towards their fundraising goals. We are so excited to share that in only four days, through the generosity and good faith of of 223 backers, they have raised another $6,000.00, bringing the new total to $24,336. Science All Around Us is a project truly worthy of our donations.

To learn more and to donate, visit the Science All Around Us Kickstarter Page here.

We showed parts one and two of Colin’s recent interview, the following is part three

For more information see previous GMG posts here:

Check Out Science All Around Us with Colin Keegan

Science All Around Us Has raised Over 18K

If you have already donated, you can continue to help by spreading the word to reach as many people as possible during the fundraising campaign. Let your friends and family know about this exciting series and share the links on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Science All Around Us Has Raised Over $18K Surpassing Their Halfway Point!

This is wonderfully exciting news not only for Captain Tom, Colin, and Nubar, but for our community at large. If you haven’t yet backed their Kickstarter program to raise funds for the the pilot of the series, Science All Around Us, the first of which will be created aboard Gloucester’s own Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, now is the perfect time. With less than two weeks to go, the project will not go forward unless the full $35,000. needed for the pilot is raised.

Read More About the Project from Captain Tom Elliis and Joey Here

If you have already donated, you can continue to help by spreading the word to reach as many people as possible during the fundraising campaign. Let your friends and family know about this exciting series and share the links on Facebook and Twitter.

More from Colin on the Science All Around Us

 

 

Eight Year Old Boy Kick-Starts An Extraordinary Educational Series

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Captain Tom Ellis of the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon and Nubar Alexanian of Walker Creek Media are working together to bring to fruition an amazing young boy’s vision: a science educational series created by and starring a kid. The series, “Science All Around Us,” will be produced right here in Gloucester, and so far it looks beautiful.  Take a look at their Kickstarter campaign. 
This new friend of Captain Tom believes that science doesn’t only need to be taught by adults. Kids can (and should) teach other kids too! Right now, this amazing project needs your help. They’ve got the talent, the passion, the powerful idea and all they need are the resources to make it happen.  Even if you can’t donate, check out Collin’s answer to his father’s question about why we should care about science by clicking on the questions below. It will convince you this is a project that matters.
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http://scienceallaroundus.com/
PLEASE REMEMBER to “like” this project on their Facebook and follow them on @SciAllAroundUs Twitter, where they’re posting hilarious facts and articles daily.

Captain Tom Ellis of the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon

Captain Tom Ellis Schooner Lannon ©Kim Smith 2014Captain Tom Ellis, skipper of the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, hanging the ensign and drying out the sails after a rainstorm.

Captain Tom explains that in days gone by this would be a common sight in Gloucester Harbor, to see crews opening their sails to dry. Although it’s not necessary today because sails are constructed of synthetic fiber rather than cotton, on the Lannon, they dry their sails so that when the schooner departs with guests on board, the passengers don’t get doused when the sails are unfurled.

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Captain Tom Ellis Schooner Lannon whirlygig ©Kim Smith 2014

In his spare time, Captain Elllis hand carves beautiful whirlygigs. 

To learn more about the gorgeous Schooner Thomas E. Lannon and to book a charter or public sail visit their website at Schooner Sails.

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Snapshots from the Schooner Lannon Cigar and Rum Cruise

Joey Ciaramitaro Alicia DeWolf ©Kim Smith 2014The cruise was wonderful fun! Thanks so much to our host Joey, Captains Tom Ellis and Heath Ellis, Bob and Doug Ryan for their fabulous Ryan and Wood rum cocktails, Paul Giacalone for cigars, which although I don’t smoke were throughly enjoyed by guests, and the always awesome Lannon crew! 

Schooner Lannon Cigar and Rum cruise -3 ©Kim Smith 2014

Schooner Lannon Cigar and Rum cruise ©Kim Smith 2014 -2

Bob and Doug Ryan Schooner Lannon ©Kim Smith 2014 copyBob and Doug Wood ~ Loved the cocktails in coconuts–what a delightful touch!

My apologies to our friends on the cruise that there are so few photos. This morning when looking at the images I noticed a giant black sploge on every photo–a huge goober on my image sensor. Here’s a few without the sploge after photoshopping out.

Today at Hunt’s photo in Melrose, my go-to place for all camera wants, needs, and crisis, Doug showed me how to professionally clean my image sensor, and its not as scary as you might think!

Schooner Lannon Cigar and Rum cruise ©Kim Smith 2014

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 – Program: The Building of the Thomas E. Lannon, Presented by: Captain Tom Ellis

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Visionary, Captain and now Documentarian Tom Ellis, presents his program, Building the Thomas E. Lannon (See above.)
Using historic footage meticulously captured by award winning videographer Al Viator, shot as The Will to Build, between Oct. 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997, Tom Ellis has crafted his personal story of the creation of the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon from dream to design , through the challenges of construction to the triumphant sail into Gloucester Harbor.

Admission: $8 members, $10 nonmembers

Light refreshments will be served.

For additional information, visit our website: www.essexshipbuildingmuseum.org

Office phone # 978-768-7541

Video: Sunset Sail Aboard the Gorgeous Schooner Thomas E. Lannon

Many thanks to Captains Tom and Heath Ellis, Kay Ellis, Bob and Kathryn Ryan, and Paul Giacalone for hosting the 4th Annual Good Morning Gloucester Sunset Cruise aboard the elegant Schooner Thomas E. Lannon. Old friends and new enjoyed the beautiful harbor views, the superb cocktails and aged rum provided by Bob and Kathryn Ryan, and Cuban cigars from Paul Giacalone. We almost didn’t have Joey aboard as a lobster boat came in late, but the Ellis’s Zodiac provided last minute transport to the schooner.

I had never filmed on a schooner, or any boat for that matter, and it was So Much Fun.  I cannot wait to try it again!! Admittedly, I’ve only been on a boat less than half a dozen times (excluding the ferry to and from Martha’s Vineyard) and think I have been missing out on way too much. Thanks again Joey, Tom, Kay, Heath, Bob, Kathryn, Paul, and Ship’s Crew for a great night of fun and beauty aboard the gorgeous Schooner Lannon!

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View from the Lannon ©Kim Smith 2013View from the Schooner Lannon