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2014 Saturday St Joseph’s Feast Pictures From Sista Felicia

Wenesday’s with Fly ~ Special Guest: Renee Dupuis 8-11 March 12th

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Wednesday, March 12th
Special Guest: RENEE DUPUIS!

photo by Louise
photo by Louise

This week, the lovely, joyful and talented Renee Dupuis breaks
from her tight schedule with the Bandit Kings to be my musical
guest at the Rhumb.  This is the very first time we share a stage
and I’m really looking forward to it.  We’ll be joined by “Kings”
bassist, Joe Cardoza.  It’s gonna be a treat, for sure! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ new wine menu!
Next week..
3/19…
Marina Evans

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Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/

Looking forward……to seeing you there!  :-) ~ Fly

St Joseph’s Pasta Making Photo Dump

Hour 6 and Still Going Strong:

The Ciaramitaro Women Get Together!

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Whenever there is a pregnancy announcement in the family the Ciaramitaro women break out their knitting and Crochet needles and head straight for the yarn shop to get supplies needed to make the new baby’s “Ruota”… ( handmade sweaters, hats, booties, carriage coverlets, and blankets.) Just before the holidays my cousin Amy & her husband Bill broke the big news that they were expecting their first child this spring. Last night 3 generations of the Ciaramitaro family gathered at my mothers house for what we call “Club Night”. Originally this traditional crafting gathering took place during morning or afternoon coffee times, and over the years, transpired into an evening event with a light dinner and wine, to accommodate the working womens schedules in the family. Last night was the first of many fun nights we will all spend together over the next few months preparing for the family’s new princess!

After a quick dinner…the projects begin…to see more… Read more

HarvestFest is TODAY!!!: Cooking Demos, Live Music, Local Food & Contra Dancing!!!

Don’t miss Rockport’s HarvestFest THIS Saturday, October 19th from 10am to 6pm. The fun includes dancing and a bit of Ipswich Ale, among other delights. This post would be a million words long (really!) if I included everything going on, so for the details check out the website:  www.rockportartfestivals.com/harvestfest/schedule-of-events In the meantime, here are just a few highlights:

  • Rockport Music is sponsoring a Make Your Own Instrument Workshop for children at 10am (first come, first served)
  • Cape Ann Animal Aid is sponsoring a Dog Parade at 11:30, with lots of fun prizes to be awarded!
  • Bearskin Neck Leathers is sponsoring the Buddy Walker Band, a polka band founded 65 years ago with performances at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm in front of the shop.
  • The MIT Juggling Club is joining the fun with performances throughout the afternoon.
  • The HarvestFest Contra Dance, sponsored by the Cape Ann Contra Dance group, will host an outdoor dance in Dock Square, complete with live musicians and a caller. Did you ever think there would be dancing in the streets in Rockport?
  • -1The Annual Scarecrow Chase Costume Parade for children begins at 3pm. Lots o’ fun & a treat for children are in store.
  • Don’t forget the all-day food & drink under the big tent on T Wharf. Ipswich Ale, Twin Lights and an awesome roster of vendors will be on hand.
  • Cooking demos will take place throughout the day, culminating in the famous Seafood Throwdown at 2:30, sponsored by the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance.RFHarvestFest2013FoodVendors
  • Finally, close out the festival by sending off the public art installation that has been on Lumber Wharf all summer (due to be disassembled the day after HarvestFest). Head over to Lumber Wharf at 6:15 to join us to say farewell to this very cool piece of public art.HFsummerbuildartlight

Cookbook Gala Prep! One Day Left To Get Sista Felicia’s Cookbook Launch Gala Tickets- You Can Get Them Here At The Dock or At Mamie’s Kitchen!

Daphne Papp Photos-

Assembling Centerpieces!

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Cookbooks-

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Cookie Being Made-

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Centerpieces with Frank Ciolino Made Banner Held By Dee Noble and Skylar-

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Making The Red Pasta

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IMG_3490For Anyone That Has Yet To Purchase A  Ticket I Have Them Here At The Dock

Captain Joe and Sons

95 East Main St

Gloucester MA

You can come get yours here.

Here she is at Cruiseport Working Out the details of the ridiculous menu.

Lots of her recipes will be served- She tells me the menu will be coming to post soon.  Every last detail she’s been working on feverishly to make it a spectacular event.  Huge huge thanks to Sheree DeLorenzo and her staff at Cruiseport for catering to her special requests to make this night a night to remember.

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BIIIIIIIIIIIIIGGGGGG Weekend in Little Rockport!

Saturday, August 10th

Rockport Farmers Market from 9 am to 1 pm

This week’s vendors: Seaview Farm, Prides Osteria, Sullivan’s Sugarhouse, Wally’s Blackburn Bistro, Brothers’ Brew, First Light Farms, Home Grower’s Wheelbarrow, Rockport Festivals Market booth, Sea Biscuit Bakery, Batter Up Bakery

Rockport Rotary Club’s Lobsterfest

Lobsterfest will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 3-7pm. Tickets will be available and include a hot-boiled lobster, home-made clam chowder, corn-on-the-cob, roll, watermelon, and soda or water. There will be a cash menu with hot dogs, hamburgers, and beer, wine, and desserts. Tickets will be on sale from any Rockport Rotarian, at the Legion Hall on the day of the event, or from Granite Savings Bank, John Tarr Store, Rockport National Bank, Village Silversmith, or Bearskin Neck Leathers.
This event will be held rain or shine and is handicapped accessible.

ILLUMINATION NIGHT at 9:30 from Granite Pier (Rockport’s first official fireworks show! Say WHAT?)

Sunday, August 11th

The annual Rockport Acoustic Music Festival! Here’s the lineup & some info:

34th Annual Rockport Acoustic Music Festival
Sunday August 11, 2013
Millbrook Meadow (across from Front Beach)
Noon to 6PM
Blues, Rock, Jazz, Folk, World, Fun!
FREE (thanks to all the volunteers!)
More info and videos at www.RockportFestival.com
Performers this year…
Noon – Jackson Ally
12:30 –  Eastern Standard
1:00 – Will Diehl
1:30 – Wicked Pickers
2:00 –  Mari Martin and Friends
2:30 –  Deb Hardy
3:00 –  Quentin Callewaert
3:30 –  Fireplace Ten
4:00 – Baze Band with Greg Dann
4:30 – The Dejas
5:00 – Jake Pardee and Friends
5:30 – Alek Razdan and A-Train Orchestra

Enjoying vacation in New York State

I’m sorry to have missed the  Gloucester Street Bazaar, but I’m off having a grand old time with family in New York State.  This is part 1 of a 2-part vacation, so I won’t be back with new Gloucester photos for a few days.  In the meantime, here is a taste of a Hutchings’ (my mother’s side of the family) get-together!

Beautiful landscapes:

Family photos:

My father and I

My cool cousin Kevin and I

Going over vintage family photos:

My grandma with her cat

And of course I’m doing origami, but I already posted some of those photos… and more will be showing up soon!

Matthew Green

 

 

Sista Felicia’s Cookbook Just Went over 100 Books Sold

If you would like to reserve your copy click here (guys, think perfect Holiday or Birthday present)  you can reserve your copy now and have a back up present ready to go in the inevitable situation when you forget.

Here’s the link-

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/95596299/sista-felicias-sicilian-cookbook?ref=category

Click to check out her video produced by our boy Craig Kimberley-

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15+ Things to do on a RAINY DAY & a classic video

Visiting Gloucester?  Have friends in from out of town?  You’re probably complaining to yourself that the weather isn’t cooperating, right?  Not to worry!  There’s lots to do in Gloucester and Cape Ann when the weather is lousy.  Just be glad you’re not on Cape Cod, where there really isn’t much to do except go to the beach.

Just to see what he’d say I asked a friend, who grew up in Gloucester and now lives in NYC (owns a bar and writes for a New York Time Blog) why would New Yorkers come here instead of Cape Cod.  Here’s the mini rant he wrote back:

Gloucester is a place for culture now, just like it was in the 1800s and 1900s. Contemporary culture is actually at its best here, maybe more so than any Mass city other than Boston and Cambridge.  Where else can you buy fresh caught fish, see a great play, hear Henri Smith play a bar or watch the Met opera in 3D, attend a reading by a national author, eat lobster in the rough or a 3-star style meal, hike, jump quarries, dive off rocks into the ocean (there are no rocks on Cape Cod), mountain bike, drink a $2 beer in barroom full of fisherman, see the most beautiful boats in the world, go to a world class museum, etc etc. 

You nailed it Ray!  Below the video, we’ve listed another 15 things you can do on a rainy day.  Just be glad you don’t live in England, where you wouldn’t expect the sun.  As John Lennon put it in the Beatles classic, “I Am the Walrus”:

Sitting in an English garden waiting for the sun.
If the sun don’t come, you get a tan
From standing in the English rain.

SEE 15 RAINY DAY IDEAS BELOW VIDEO:

Glazed – Paint Your Own Pottery & Glass Fusing
184 Washington St
Gloucester MA 01930
Phone    978-283-5751

Cape Ann Lanes
53 Gloucester Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930-2256
(978) 283-9753

Cape Ann Art Haven
 180B Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-283-3888

Gloucester Cinema
74 Essex Avenue (Rte. 133)
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9188

Cape Ann Museum
27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, MA

Maritime Gloucester
23 Harbor Loop
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-281-0470

Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House
75 Eastern Point Boulevard
Gloucester, Mass. 01930
Tours on the hour. Last tour at 4:00 p.m.

Cape Ann Foodie Tours
617-902-8291

Cape Pond Ice – Ice House Tour
104 Commercial Street
Fort Point Wharf
Gloucester, MA
978-283-0174

Ryan & Wood Distilleries
15 Great Republic Drive
Gloucester, MA
978-281-2282

Sargent House Museum
49 Middle Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 281-2432

Rocky Neck Art Colony
Rocky Neck
Gloucester, MA

Cape Ann Community Cinema
21 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-309-8448

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