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Oil Paintings by the Late Paul Frontiero for Sale through the Week

Oil Paintings by the Late Paul Frontiero for Sale through next Week

Sizes range from; 5″x7″, 9″x12″, 16″x20″ and up.

Price’s start at $75.00

Email for an appointment at Frontiero@hotmail.com

Examples below

Look and look again: The HarborWalk Fishermen’s Wharf exhibit is deeply channeled, joining discussion with fine art, business and community, wharf and sea.

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Keep in mind that the installation is a work-in-progress. Look for updates and notices of an official unveiling!

Look and look again: The spiffed up HarborWalk Fishermen’s Wharf exhibit is deeply channeled–joining fine art and discussion, business and community, wharf and sea. Keep in mind that the installation is a work-in-progress. Look for updates and notices of an official unveiling!

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Back in 2010, detailed information panels along Fishermen’s Wharf were created by Mark McDonough, Vito Giacalone, Peter Prybot and Joey Ciaramitaro. The panels were installed along the Giacalone’s wall, between businesses and at the water’s edge. The content, collaborative spirit and contemporary reporting impacted the HarborWalk design. Cambridge Seven Associates, architects for the HarborWalk, were fans. Connections were encouraged. Two HarborWalk story posts (formerly described as Story Moments) were sited at each end: Fishing Today HarborWalk Story Post #5 and Lobstering HarborWalk Story Post #4. Pretty much everybody hoped the signs would be cared for and this outdoor channel would remain.

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Thanks to bright sunshine, the panels along Fishermen’s Wharf deteriorated. Some of the fabulous content disappeared. Guess what? Signs are temporary and can be re-visited.

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New signs were designed, content edited and updated, and the display taken to a new level with support of the City. Matt Coogan, Senior Planner Community Development, directed the project, working with the original authors and team. Cambridge Seven Associates designed the panels. The addition of fine art photography, drawings and design spiffed up the already museum quality display. Fine art by Joey Ciaramitaro, Marty Luster, Paul Frontiero and others are something else to celebrate this week!

Saunter by. More stories to come. Worth repeating: the exhibit is still a work in progress. It’s not 100% live…yet!

contact Friends of the HarborWalk (most active related to the beautiful public gardens) kimsmithdesigns@hotmail.com and/or gharborwalk@gmail.com

Download the Cape Ann Cultural Districts Mobile app today and promote to visitors to Cape Ann all season!

Get It On iTunes Here

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Get It For Android Here

 

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The “Cape Ann Cultural Districts” mobile app is available in the Apple and Android apps stores and can be downloaded free on these sites or scan the QR code.

The mobile all continues to increase awareness of Cape Ann’s creative communities, individual artists, museums, recreational attractions, historic sites, restaurants, lodgings and businesses. The mobile app provides a free, consolidated, flexible platform to access information and way-finding for each of the four state-designated Cape Ann cultural districts – Essex River, Gloucester’s Harbor town, Gloucester’s Rocky Neck and Rockport.

Each cultural district has its own page and directory listing of cultural offerings and businesses that include a description, location, phone number, directions and links to web sites and other associated social media sites.   This year visitors and residents who download the app with find calendar event links to interesting and engaging activities around Cape Ann.  The consolidation of events in one app will make is easier to plan, locate and enjoy all that the area has to offer.  Several merchants on Cape Ann will be offering discount coupons which will only be available through the app. 

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You Have Diving Needs? Matt The Diver is Your Guy

 

Phone: 978-381-9118 Email: gloucesterdiver@gmail.com

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Mooring service including: Repairs, Inspections, Relocation Mooring ball change, Winter stick change
Hull cleaning, Recovery services, Clearing of fouled propellers

Underwater video and still photography documentation & anything else you might need done underwater!

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Just back from the last vacation days of the year.  Hitting the ground running with a little site redesign to try to improve load times and make things less messy up at the top.

First things first, I had to let go of the slider up at the top.

I was in love with the idea of the slider and actually paid for a custom WordPress design which allowed for it but after having it for about a year I just can’t deny that it is distracting and added to load times.

So poof, it’s gone.

Secondly I changed the theme to allow for a full width scalable format meaning that our contributors can now post larger photos and videos and the blog will detect what size your monitor is and adjust accordingly.

Thirdly, the Navigation buttons are now implemented and stickied at the top of the blog which should allow you to find your way around much more easily.  All thanks for our awesome new navigation buttons go to James at Cape Ann Giclee who made them for us.

So in the past couple months, I launched www.capeanneats.com, www.capeannhome.wordpress.com, www.capeannwellness.com, built a new GMG Android App, implemented James’s awesome Cape Ann Arts Calendar, cleaned up the navigation with James’ help, got rid of the slider to improve load times, and increased the blog from a fixed width to a larger format scalable width to display photos and videos larger.

Rest on our laurels after 7 and a half years? Aw, Hellll Nooo.

Keep on pushing baby!

and guess what? we’ve got some more stuff up our sleeve Smile

#LetsDoThis

GloucesterCast 134 With Kim Smith, Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped April 28, 2015

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GloucesterCast 134 With Kim Smith, Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped April 28, 2015

Topics Include: Hugely productive week on the blog With the introduction of www.capeanneats.com, new navigation buttons made by James Eves at Cape Ann Giclee, The new Android GMG App demo, The New Arts Calendar maintained by James Eves,  Android screen recording app AZ Screen recorder, Community Dinner At Passports Tonight to benefit Cape Ann Special Olympics, No excuse for restauranteurs to not post to social media, Lat 43 Birthday Dinner For Mom, Not Your Father’s Root Beer, More Information on The New Restaurant “Greg’s”,The Market basket Half Steak Bomb /10 Chicken Wing Move, Brant Geese Resurgence, Felicia’s Rare Yellow Crowned Night Heron Sighting, The Dead Coyote On Niles Pond, Organic Lawns Are Not Hard To Do, Kim’s Garden Design Work, Another Crowdsourcing IndieGoGo Campaign For Cape Ann Cinema and Stage, Non-Profits competing with For-Profits, Brain O’Connor Gives Thumbs Up After His Solar Install, The Winning Votes For The Colors Of The New Navigation Buttons, Shout Out The Shew and Frankie Ciolino.

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Brother's Brew Rockport Donuts! ©Kim Smith 2015

This is what we were munching on- Brother’s Brew Doughnuts courtesy Kim Smith

I tried to help Fred Bodin visit the State House. Here’s what happened

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He doesn’t need help.

Fred with Peter Webber, Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, and Ronda Faloon, Cape Ann Museum.

Since 1993, the Massachusetts Cultural Council Commonwealth Awards have been given every two years and celebrate achievement in arts and culture. Specifically,

“The Commonwealth Awards shine a spotlight on the extraordinary contributions made by the arts, sciences, and humanities to education, economic vitality, and quality of life in communities across the state.”

See the full list here. Yo-Yo Ma (1997) and David McCullough (1999) are two notable past recipients. Prior city or town wins include:

Somerville (1993)

Northampton (1995, same year as Aerosmith)

Boston via Clara Wainwright (1999 First Night, Quilts—including Gloucester)

Springfield (1999 Library and Museums)

Cambridge (2003)

Worcester (2009, same year as Peabody Essex Museum)

Haverhill (2011)

Barnstable (2013)

Gloucester (2015) and Plymouth (2015)

Maritime Gloucester, Cape Ann Museum, Art Haven, Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library, Rocky Neck Art Colony, Gloucester Stage, Cape Ann Cinema, HarborWalk, the City Archives, the partners of the two Cultural Districts, and more all mentioned this special day.

Joey and guests summed up the honor on Podcast 120: “Without having the narrow blinders of us living in this community, can you really think of another community (other than Boston and one that’s our size)…Where else would have as vibrant an arts community?” Well, nearly that quote. Hmmm. Nominate GMG for 2016 in media?

Congratulations to the other 2015 winners:

Malcolm Rogers, Beverly Morgan Welch, Town of Plymouth, Pittsfield Barrington Stage Co, Highland Street Foundation (see Free Fun Fridays GMG post), Barr Foundation, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Artsboston, WBUR, WGBY, Holyoke Enchanted Circle Theater, Amherst Hitchcock Center for the Environment, Cambridge Science Festival, Boston Conservatory, and the Worcester Art Museum

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This? or This? That is the Question!

This? or This? That is the Question!

THIS?

 

OR

THIS?

TELL ME AGAIN WHY WE LIVE HERE?

Doug Veenhof Meditation Program For North Shore VETS and Their Families

At Wisdom’s Heart 2 Duncan Street

12 HOUR MEDITATION TRAINING for military veterans and their loved ones.

Wednesdays, February 4, 11, 18, 7-9:30pm and Saturday, February 21, 1-5:30pm.

Mind training based Buddhist meditation practices illuminated by the latest research in neuroscience and affective psychology focus on relaxation and developing stable and vivid attention to tame impulses and quiet the chatter of the untrained mind. Check back for details.

GloucesterCast 112 With Kim Smith, Toby Pett, Frank Ciolino and Host Joey Ciaramitaro #GloucesterMA

GloucesterCastSquareGloucesterCast 112 With Kim Smith, Toby Pett and Frank Ciolino With Host Joey Ciaramitaro

Topics Include: Kim Smith and Toby Pett, Oatmeal Cookies From Cape Ann Coffees Induce Many Farts, Soft Bake vs Hard Cookies, Winner Of New Podcast Subscriber Contest of The Cape Pond Ice Coffee Mug Is Pauline Bresnahan From Pauline’s Gifts, Next Week’s New Subscriber Contest Prizes Are A Copy of Carol Perry’s New Book- “Caught Dead Handed” and A Fish City Gloucester T-Shirt from Fred Bodin , Joey’s Consistent Idiotic Spelling Mistakes, Sean Horgan Took Offense At The Title Of My GMG Mayor Kirk Post, The Gloucester Daily Times- For The Record I Am Not A Critic., Nutty Redhead Raises 1600 In a Day to Get Her Kickstarter Funded After GMG Post, The Story Of Benji The Lost For 11 Days Dog, Floating Ideas For The Next GMG Sticker, Paulie Walnuts Not Using His Head, Christopher Swain Swims, A GMG Coverage Failure On The Pete Frates Plunge, Alot., Kim Neglects To Bring Me a Turkey Sandwich With Cranberry Sauce and Mayo, Frank Ciolino Does Not Eat Turkey On Christmas, Three Guesses On What Frank Ciolino Got For Christmas, New Year’s Eve Plans, Rockport’s Rocking New Year’s Eve, Rocky Neck Polar Plunge, Afternoon Naps=Heaven, Paulie Walnuts Apologizes For Messing, Defending The No-Politics Rule,

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Frank Cilolino, Toby, Joey Ciaramitaro GMG Podcast #112 ©Kim Smith 2014

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Electricity, Home Heating and Energy Update #9 Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth Testimonial From Carol Cataldo

While At Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth interviewing for part of our Electricty and Home Heating and Energy Saving Series Carol Cataldo walked in to talk about the route she took to heat her rental unit and the reasons she went the route of pellet burning chimney insert.

Parts 1,2,3 Here

Electricity Update #4: Free Home Energy Assesment With Kevin From Next Step Living

Electricity Update #5: Video Walkthrough- Energy Efficiency Assesment and Free Stuff At Mom’s House

Electricity Update #6 Energy Saving Ideas

Electricity Savings Alternative Home Energy and Comfort Update #7- Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth

Electricty and Home Energy Update #8 No Brainer- Donna and Rick Get Their Energy Efficiency Assessment!

To sign up for your free energy assessment and get all that free stuff from Next Step-

Electricity Savings Alternative Home Energy and Comfort Update #7- Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth

If you’ve been following the Electricity Savings and Home Heating and Comfort Series I’ve been doing then here you go with part 7.  We started  in Parts 1 and Part 2 with Next Step Home Energy Assesments in which my mom got over 30 new lightbulbs, electronic thermostats, energy efficient showerheads and powerstrips all for free.  In Part 3 Art Bevilacqua Educates Us about how energy prices are established and how we are paying for Home energy audits and free energy efficient equipment even if we don’t take advantage of the program. Part 6 gave us energy efficiency tips for your washing machine and for snowbirds who leave their homes for sunny climes during the winter.

If you want to take advantage of awesome programs available to you right now for zero out of pocket like my mom did and we spoke about in the first parts of the series then sign up for your own energy efficiency assessment and get a ton of free lightbulbs, power strips, electronic thermostats that will turn down the heat at night or while you’re at work automatically, and efficient showerheads.

SIGN UP HERE-

For those of you who signed up for the Free Home Energy Audit and Free Energy Efficient Lightbulbs and Other Equipment , please leave me a comment on how well it went for you.

Next we go into alternative fuels in a three part sub series filmed at Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth:

Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth is Located at 7 Pond Road Gloucester MA. Phone # 978-283-1119

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Part I of the sub series talks about the different types of products available to heat your home

Updates 1,2 and 3-

Update 3: Electricity Prices

Electricity Update #4: Free Home Energy Assesment With Kevin From Next Step Living

Electricity Update #5: Video Walkthrough- Energy Efficiency Assesment and Free Stuff At Mom’s House

Electricity Update #6 Energy Saving Ideas

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