Mayor Romeo Theken and Heidi Wakeman
Community members gathered Monday night at a vigil organized by Mayor Romeo Theken for the victims of the Orlando shooting. The memorial was held outdoors at City Hall with the American and Rainbow flags flying at half mast in honor of the victims and their community. The Mayor led the program, with eloquent speeches given on love, hate, and tolerance by Reverend Wendy Fitting, Reverend Rona Tyndall, Reverend Thomas Bentley, Representative Ann Margaret Ferrante, and Senator Bruce Tarr. Several songs were sung, with Alexandra Grace and Josh Cominelli performing Hozier’s “Take Me To Church.” Heidi Wakeman read the poem “Say I Love You,” written by Christy Sharshel.
The screenshot below, of the comment from Rick Fish, is from Mayor Sefatia’s Facebook page. Rick is working in the trauma room at the hospital to where shooting victims have been brought.
So proud of our community for this gesture of loving kindness.
Check out the interview with the ever upbeat Heidi Wakeman
Here’s the blog-
Send in pics of your bike, start up the conversation about local biking, all that good stuff. Heidi is about the sweetest woman you’d ever wanna meet.
Here’s our interview from August 2008 when the GMG was only a few months old-
My husband, son and I went to see the NE Revolution play their first of two games against Sporting Kansas City. The Rev’s won, 2-1!
MLS games are a bargain: 23 bucks a ticket & free parking!
My little brother Owen Bryan, 11, made this Lego Greasy Pole and we thought you might want to share it on the blog. Here are a few pictures that we liked.
-Lucy (Owen’s sister) and Heidi Wakeman (Owen’s mother)
Event Organizer Good Egg Heidi Wakeman
The Bean’s Entry With A lot of Help From Tee Tee and Mammaw
GHS Sailing Organizer Patti Page
Youth Winner With The Pink Sailfish Bag
Sailbag Auction Preview For Tomorrow Nights Auction/Party At Art Haven 7-9PM Thursday
The proceeds from the auction will benefit GHS Sailing and I was blown away at the talent and creativity of some of the bag designers. Hope to see you all tomorrow night and if you would like to place a preliminary bid on Madeline or Eloise’s bag let me know and I’ll start the bidding at your bid level.
The party and Auction to benefit Gloucester High Sailing program is from 7-9PM Thursday evening at Art Haven 180B Main St (across from the Police station)
The Mrs will be a judge and I’ll be on hand to take some pictures and video. The Bean and Snoop Maddie Mad have two bags entered in the auction as well.
You can bid on over 30 bags with light refreshments being served. Not to mention the fact that you can check out the beautiful work by the fresh young talent at Art Haven and The Hive.
Check out the video tonight with so much more from the fabulous Heidi Wakeman at 6PM
Heidi Wakeman Details The Again and Again 2010 Design Your Own Sailcloth Handbag Contest Video
Thanks For Watching
The contest which is free to enter and money raised through the auction of your cleverly designed sailbag goes directly to supporting the GHS Sailing program which gets Gloucester kids out on Gloucester harbor for no cost to them.
Frieda’s Again and Again shop makes bags from recycled sails. Instead of these sails clogging up landfills they are put to good use as gorgeous and functional bags made from this durable and water repellant material. You can learn more about the design your own sailbag contest in the video we made coming tomorrow
Once again, Again & Again is hosting a Design Your Own Handbag Contest & Silent Auction to benefit the Gloucester High School Sail Team. This year we are partnering with Cape Ann Art Haven.
Pick up your materials pack at either Again & Again, located at 195 E.Main St. Gloucester, or Cape Ann Art Haven, located at 18OB Main St. Gloucester.
Deadline for submissions is JULY 26.
There will be a Silent Auction & Party on JULY 29 at Art Haven.
Questions? Email Heidi at firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch Heidi Get Emotional When She Speaks About Gloucester
Heidi Wakeman cutting up sails for Again and Again in East Gloucester Square.
Heidi Wakeman measures and cuts used sails to be made into bags for Again and Again in East Gloucester Square. You can’t get much more of an local innovative business than this make bags out of sails that were destined for the junk heap.
At 8:00AM look for her Gloucester Perspectives interview in which she talks about what she loves about it here.