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JOHN NESTA BOSTON GLOBE OBITUARY

Sending our heartfelt condolences to the Nesta Family. John will be deeply missed by his Rocky Neck community of family and friends, and by all who knew him.
John L. “In Love With My Next Painting” Nesta, 72, Prominent Cape Ann Artist, of Gloucester. Husband of Jennifer S. (Miles) Nesta, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 14, 2017. John had a gallery in The Rocky Neck Art Colony in Gloucester, MA for over 40 years. He is survived by his loving family. His visiting hours will be held on Monday, September 18, from 5-7 p.m. in the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St. Gloucester, MA. John’s service will be held on Tuesday, September 19 at 10 a.m. in the Greely Funeral Home. Burial will be held privately. A reception will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 in the Rocky Neck Cultural Center, 6 Wonson St. Gloucester, MA at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are all cordially invited to these gatherings. Online condolences may be given at: www.greelyfuneralhome.com Greely Funeral Home Gloucester, MA. 978-283-0698

Published in The Boston Globe on Sept. 17, 2017

John Nesta and Son Dom tool around the harbor

Entrance to the John Nesta Gallery on Rocky Neck

Photos courtesy Good Morning Gloucester photo library.

GLOUCESTER EAST FOGGY MORNING SUNRISES

Evocative September light makes for striking foggy morning sunrises.

 Good Harbor Beach yesterday morning

Brace Cove today

BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL SCHOONER DAYS

With a home full of family and friends over this gorgeous Gloucester Schooner Festival/Labor Day weekend there was not much spare time to upload festival photos. More pictures tomorrow from the Parade of Sail and race. I hope everyone enjoyed their Labor Day weekend!!!

Eastern Point Lighthouse #gloucesterma schooner race @maritimegloucester #schooner

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MONDAY’S SCHOONER FESTIVAL SCHEDULE: PARADE OF SAIL AND MAYOR’S CUP RACE

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2017 10:30 am

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.

11:00 am to 1:30 pm
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 ofCharge, courtesy of Cape Ann Transportation Authority.

1:00pm
Start of Mayor’s Race for the Esperanto Cup, Columbia Trophy, Ned Cameron Trophy; and Betty Ramsey Trophy off Eastern Point.

Monday evening an impromptu gathering is planned, but not official as of yet.

FIREWORKS AND BOAT PARADE SCHEDULE FOR TONIGHT

7:00 pm
Boat Parade of Lights
The annual Boat Parade of Lights begins at dusk at Jones Creek on the Annisquam River, travels down the river, through the drawbridge and into Gloucester Harbor, ending in the Smith’s Cove area of the harbor.Click here for information on joining the Lighted Boat Parade.

9:15 pm
Fireworks Display over Gloucester Harbor. (following Parade of Lights, time approximate)
(The Gloucester Fireworks Committee is in need of more donations for the Labor Day weekend fireworks. Donations may be made to The Gloucester Fund, 45 Middle St., Gloucester, MA 01930. Please notate “fireworks” on your donation.)

SNAPSHOTS FROM GLOUCESTER’S MARITIME HERITAGE DAY

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!

Maritime Heritage Day Sunrise Panorama

FOGGY MORNING DAYBREAK ON GLOUCESTER’S BACK SHORE WITH TOBY BURNHAM’S LOBSTER BOAT JUPITER II

Toby Burnham, also known as The Seagull Whisperer, and his lobster boat the Jupiter II, spotted along the Back Shore.

Toby Burnham The Seagull Whisperer

FAWN AND MAMA DEER AT EASTERN POINT

Longtime Eastern Point resident Elli shares this lovely scene of a doe and fawn foraging in her backyard. I have seen lots of bucks in the marsh at the EP Lighthouse and we’ve had a few single deer in our yard on Plum Street, but never a fawn and doe. I sure would love to photograph/film a fawn and mom on Cape Ann. Thanks so much to Elli for sharing!White-tailed doe and fawn, Eastern Point, Gloucester

Great idea and beautiful new trail map! Woman Owned Businesses along the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway Route 133/1A

One for All and All for One !

Local women retailers and colleagues from Gloucester, Essex, Ipswich and Rowley met early last spring about working together to market their businesses.  These street level shops represent 4 cities and towns, and share a regional ‘Main Street’ – Route 133/1A, part of the gorgeous 90 mile Essex Coastal Scenic Byway. The new Woman Owned Businesses Along The Essex Coastal Scenic Byway brochure will be in stores before Labor Day. I’ll re-post with higher resolution images and final copy when it’s unveiled. While you’re exploring this contemporary woman owned businesses trail, don’t miss the fantastic historic exhibition The Women of Essex – Stories to Share show sponsored by the Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum, on display on the 3rd Floor of the Essex Town Hall and Library, 30 Martin Street (Route 22), Essex.

Fun route is easy to follow

#1 Pauline’s Gifts, Gloucester

#2 Essex Bird Shop & Pet Supply, Essex

#3 Sea Meadow Gifts and Gardens, Essex

#4 The Essex Exchange, Essex

#5 Olde Ipswich Shop & Gallery, Ipswich*

#6 AnnTiques, Ipswich

#7 Be Modern, Ipsiwch

#8 Lost Treasures, Rowley

#9 Serendipity at Todd’s Farm, Rowley

*Johanne Cassia, who owns Olde Ipswich Shop & Gallery –#5 on the new map–painted the illustration of their businesses featured on the brochure.

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Woman Owned Business on the Essex coastal byway

I’ve included a few scenes from The Women of Essex – Stories to Share exhibition at Essex Town Hall and the renovated bright space on the top floor, accessible for all.

photo- Women of Essex: Restauranteurs (detail from installation Essex Town Hall)

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