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Meredith Glaser Plum Cove Grind thanks her customers and best wishes for The Cove Cafe

The cozy business at 1064 Washington Street in the heart of Lanesville keeps pumping with a new name and owner, Alisha Clayton. Plum Cove Grind is now The Cove Cafe.

Mary is there early baking all the morning goodies.

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Grab a coffee and stay an extra moment to meet with Ward 4 City Councilor, Val Gilman, most every Friday morning. Chief McCarthy might be there as well.

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And for those wondering about former Plum Cove Grind owner, Meredith Glaser, she writes about her next chapter:

“All is very ok! Plum Cove Grind was a “life style” business. It allowed me to stay close and raise my kids and provide a nice business for the community and beyond( we had a lot of people from all over the world). Thanks to so many great customers. 

After 11 years in business, my kids are all grown up so I had decided to look for a buyer. 

The buyers were local people (Yay!), and I think they will do well. I’m thinking they will keep the great coffee and lattes and offering of yummy goods. So stay in touch, I’m certain it will be exciting to see what they do. 

Say hi to Joey for me.”- Meredith Glaser

The Cove Cafe entrance April 2017. A new custom sign for the business is coming.

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The Cove Cafe April 2017

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When good fences make good neighbors, and Robert Frost was here thanks to Walker Hancock

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Photo without irony. For irony scroll down to see the poem, Mending Wall, by Robert Frost, and for Hancock’s portrait of Frost.

Update: shortly after posting and thanks to Good Morning Gloucester facebook feed and readers, there may be more information coming on the outside-r artist who built such a great fence design. Please send in more information soon. And here is some! Danny Diamond writes: “I painted this octopus (and the rest of the fence) back in October. It belongs to  Jon Just Jon and Lisa Bouchie. The octopus was painted entirely with low-pressure spray-cans.” And Lisa Redbird adds:  “…conceived by Lisa Bouchie, built by Mark (Girard) of Spotless Monkey and spray painted by Danny Diamond. A true artist collaborative…”

Mending Wall

1914 poem by Robert Frost, American poet  (1874-1963), first published in anthology North of Boston

Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,
That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,
And spills the upper boulders in the sun;
And makes gaps even two can pass abreast.
The work of hunters is another thing:
I have come after them not one stone on a stone,
But they would have the rabbit out of hiding,
To  please the yelping dogs. The gaps I made,
But at spring mending-time we find them there.
I let my neighbor know beyond the hill;
And on a day we meet to walk the line
And set the wall between us once again.
We keep the wall between us as we go.
To each the boulders that have fallen to each.
And some are loaves and some so nearly balls
We have to use a spell to make them balance:
“Stay where you are until our backs are turned!”
We wear our fingers rough with handling them.
Oh, just another kind of out-door-game,
One on a side. It comes to little more:
There where it is we do not need the wall:
He is all pine and I am apple orchard.
My apple trees will never get across
And eat the cones under his pines,  I tell him.
He only says, “Good fences make good neighbours.”
Spring is mischief in me, and I wonder
If I could put a notion in his head:
Why do they make good neighbors? Isn’t it
Where there are cows? But here there are no cows.
Before I built a wall I’d ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offence.
Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,
That wants it down.”  I could say “Elves” to him,
But it’s not elves exactly, and I’d rather
He said it for himself. I see him there
Bringing a stone grasped firmly by the top
In each hand, like an old stone savage armed.
He moves in darkness as it seems to me,
Not of woods only and the shade of trees.
He will not go beyond his father’s saying,
And he likes having thought of it so well
He says again, “Good fences make good neighbours.”

Robert Frost sat for Walker Hancock, Gloucester resident, esteemed sculptor and one of the country’s Monuments Men. Frost walked our local woods.

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Artist: Walker Kirtland Hancock, (b.1901-December 30, 1998)
Sitter: Robert Lee Frost, 26 Mar 1874 – 29 Jan 1963
Date: 1969 bronze sculpture cast after 1950 original (collection Amherst)
Dimensions: Without socle or mount: 16 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 10 inches
Collection: National Portrait Gallery

The Robert Frost Farm, Derry, NH (home 1900-1911)

Friends of Robert Frost, So. Shaftsbury, VT

Frost Place in Franconia, NH

Robert Frost Society established in 1978

Robert Frost collection at Amherst College (on the faculty for 40 years; also University of Michigan, Middlebury, Columbia, Harvard, and Yale, among other places) Hancock’s sculpture is in this collection. Sculpture of Frost by artist Penelope Jencks was unveiled in 2007

Robert Frost collection at Dartmouth College (alumnus)

A Frost Bouquet: Robert Frost, His Family, and the Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature, a digitized rendering of the 1996 exhibition at University of Virginia

Victor E. Reichert Robert Frost Collection, University at Buffalo

Audio of Frost reading poems, Part III includes Mending Wall or here read and listen to Frost’s voice as he recites Mending Wall:

Flatrocks Gallery – a Little Out of the Way but Well Worth the Trip

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The opening of Translucence at Flatrocks Gallery Friday night was extremely well attended, but not at all surprising for such an excellent show and gallery space.  For us on this side of Cape Ann, it may seem a little out of the way, but it is well worth the trip over to Lanesville to see it.  Gloucester’s art scene is just killing it!

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Community Photos 7/30/13

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Five photos from Saturday’s Quarry Dance at Valley Pit Quarry in Lanesville.

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Michael Lafferty submits-

Here are some images of the Windhover production of ‘Quarry Dance II’ performed at Valley Pit Quarry by the Dusan Tynek Dance Theatre on Saturday.

 

Video- Fred Bodin’s Ride To Work In the Snow

Fred writes-

This morning I commuted to work on the bus. The newly fallen snow was beautiful. My camera was in the backpack, so I filmed the ride from Folly Cove to Downtown Gloucester, including Lanesville, Annisquam, Bay View, Riverdale, and the City. Enjoy! — at Gloucester, Massachusetts.

In addition you can follow Fred along on Facebook here-

https://www.facebook.com/BodinHistoricPhoto

Nancy Shaw From Lanesville Submits Some Storm Photos and a Deer Hanging From a Tree

Hi Joey!

For some strange reason I receive my Good Morning Gloucester Blog in the evening!  So for me it is a Good Night Gloucester every night before I go to bed.  Thank you for your informative and interesting blog. 

Here are a few pics that I took yesterday in the Northeaster Storm.  Also there is one of a deer hanging in a tree on Rt. 127 going towards Annisquam that I thought was rather different as it is out in public for all to see.  My son who has the award winning Hunter Angler Gardner Cook blog (honest-food.net/blog1/) said it is a spike deer and very good eating.  Although he thought hanging it in the front yard was rather brazen!

Happy New Year!

Nancy Shaw from Lanesville

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North Gloucester’s Lanesville Neighborhood Is Home To A New Retail Business- Celia’s Flower Studio

Celia’s Flower Studio, owned and operated by Lanesville native Celia Gibson, is now open at 77 Langsford St. (Route 127). Celia’s offers a full line of retail floral services, including weddings, private parties, funerals, daily deliveries, corporate events, and custom container garden designs and installations.

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Along with specializing in wedding design, Celia’s will carry a variety of cut flowers and plants including tropical flowers native to Hawaii. Celia’s also offers a bouquet bar where customers can build their own bouquets.

Over the last decade Celia has worked at garden centers and florists in Manhattan, Hilo Hawaii, and throughout Boston’s North Shore. "My energy and my innovative spin on the business are my greatest assets," she says. "I want to improve the communication process of shopping for flowers, working with my customers as well as for them."  

Celia’s will be open Tuesday through Friday 9-5 and Saturdays 10-3 or by appointment.

Celia’s Flower Studio 77 Langsford St. Gloucester. 978-879-4490

www.celiasflowerstudio.com, Follow us on Facebook @ Celia’s Flower Studio

Not one but TWO Lanesville Gallery Openings on Saturday.

Have you heard? Flatrocks Gallery in Lanesville is opening a show in their beautiful new gallery this Saturday from 5 to 7 pm.

Also, Elizabeth Enfield has an really interesting exhibit opening this weekend at her gallery just down the road from Flatrocks, across the street from the Lanesville Post Office. The exhibit is called 50/50 and here’s a bit more about it from Elizabeth:

There will be an exhibition of my father’s work, over 50 framed photographs, displayed in my gallery at 1095 Washington Street in Lanesville, about 3 miles from downtown Rockport. He was an architectural designer of furniture, lighting and interiors. There will also be renderings, drawings and blueprints to look through.  About 10 actual pieces of his work will be displayed, tables, desk, chairs and a pair of etageres. …This auspicious event will continue through the month of August: Friday, Saturday and Sunday and by appointment other times. Tel: 786-282-2434

 

Community Stuff Monday

Lanesville Site is one of Edward Hopper’s 90 Gloucester works and continues to inspire contemporary artists

For Lanesville Save the Shack –see posting from GMG Lane’s Cove Fish Shack Restoration Auction Harbor Loop

Gloucester Maritime, Saturday April 21, 2012, 1-4PM– The Fishing Shack is an Edward Hopper site.

Here’s a reminder for folks of another reason to connect with the cause, the rich history, and scenic spot. By the late 19th and early 20thcentury, Lanesville was one of the many popular Gloucester spots for artists. It was affordable. It had breathtaking views and light. It had regular trolley service.

Edward Hopper came many times to Gloucester . He came in 1912 with his friend and fellow artist, Leon Kroll. (Kroll would spend over 50 summers in Gloucester , eventually buying a home in the 1940s in the Folly cove neighborhood.) Hopper returned to Gloucester in 1923 for the hoopla surrounding Gloucester ’s tercentenary, and back again several other summers. There are more than 90 Edward Hopper Gloucester images, many of them Downtown.

Barbara Jobe, the organizer for the auction for Save the Shack, and a member of the Building Committee for the Lanes Cove Fish Shack, says the “local artists have been fantastic. They’ve contributed wonderful works of art fro the auction, because they understand the historical significance and the beauty of the fish shack, and the area. It has given to them, and they want to return the gift.”

Here is how Edward Hopper showed Lanes cove in 1923, and contemporary photo and their links.

Image: Edward Hopper, Shacks, Lanesville, 1923, watercolor, Canton Museum of Art, Canton , OH , from the James C. and Barbara J. Koppe collection.

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WE MAKE SUMMER COUNT!

Welcome to North Shore Summer School – the area’s new summer learning opportunity for teens in our region!

North Shore Summer School offers a wide range of high quality, engaging, academic and enrichment courses for middle and high school students over six weeks in the summer.  Representatives from 12 school systems across the North Shore helped plan this program as an alternative to the traditional ”summer school” model.  Some courses are designed to cover a year’s worth of academic content and some are designed to cover a semester’s worth of content. There are also writing workshops, career exploration labs, and tutoring and test prep services.  North Shore Summer School serves students who want to improve specific skills or study habits, reinforce areas of study already covered, or make up credits from the past academic year.

Classes Start: June 25, 2012 Classes End: August 3, 2012

Closed: July 4

Semester 1: June 25 – July 16 (3 weeks)

Semester 2: July 20 – August 3 (3 weeks)

There are several important design features that set this program apart from other summer schools in our region.

  • Courses are offered in the afternoons and evenings.  It’s summer – students shouldn’t need to get up early to go to school in summer months. This accommodates teens’ summer work and sleep schedules!
  • Courses are not age-based.  Algebra 1 is Algebra 1.  An eighth-grade student who wants to accelerate in math may take this class, as can a tenth grader who didn’t do well in Algebra 1 and needs some credit recovery over the summer.
  • Courses are innovative. The “Films to Literature” and “The Graphic Novel” are standards-based, credit bearing courses. They were developed by faculty in the English Department at Swampscott High School where they have been particularly effective in using contemporary genres to develop lifelong readers and engage a wide variety of learners. Career Labs allow students to learn about the real work of different professional fields.

North Shore Summer School is located at Pingree School. Faculty at North Shore Summer School will come from a variety of public and independent schools. The curriculum, developed with input from local and regional education specialists, does not reflect the curriculum offered at Pingree School. That said, students and teachers will be able to take full advantage of Pingree’s state of the art classrooms and science labs.

North Shore Summer School is currently hiring faculty! Please visit the EMPLOYMENT pages for more information.

Dr. Rebecca Borden Director, North Shore Summer School

director@northshoresummerschool.org

www.northshoresummerschool.org


Jazz forJoy Color flyer

Greetings All:

Attached are two colorful flyers about Jazz for Joy, an exciting concert being held by First Parish Church, Congregational, Manchester-by- the Sea to benefit the new Grace Center. The Grace Center seeks to provide a welcoming day shelter for Cape Ann’s homeless population. Please display one or both flyers, include info in your congregation’s newsletter, bulletin, and generally help get the word out however you can. Not all of you have bulletins, but please send this email to anyone you think who would enjoy the concert and especially to anyone who would want to support the Grace Center.

The musicians performing this concert are well-established artists! You may want to reserve your tickets early to ensure attendance.

Note: The bright spiraling Grace Center logo was deigned by Samantha Alves. While a student at Gloucester High School, Samantha led the Holy Family Parish Youth Group for several years, and coordinated their long-term participation as volunteers at CAIC’s Harvest Meals. 

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