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New Video from Lisa Smith ~ Gloucester City-wide Arts Festival 2015

Lisa writes ~ “Here it is fresh off the press video highlight of the Gloucester Schools City-wide Arts Festival held earlier this month in downtown Gloucester. I couldn’t cover it all, but what I did cover was amazing! It includes a short interview with GHS science teacher Kurt Lichtenwald, his robotics program is fantastic. People got to play with the robots and other engineering marvels that his students made.”


Thank you Erich Archer, Lisa Smith, Becky Tober, and Henry Cooper for the Informative Camera Program at #Cape AnnTV!

Video Preview: Aladdin at Beeman!

Come see the Beeman School students perform Aladdin. The show features the 4th and 5th grade students and is directed by Heidi Dalin. Show times are Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, April 14, 15 and 16, at 7 pm.

Lisa Smith from Cape Ann TV sent along this video preview ~

Holiday Delights on Cape Ann TV This Weekend

This just in from Lisa Smith:

Keep Warm, stay inside this MLK weekend and watch “Holiday Delights” on Cape Ann TV Channel 12. This latest version of the Gloucester Stage perennial favorite Christmas play was filmed with three cameras last month. It features over 30 young actors from the Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop and tells the story of a Gloucester girl who finds the true  meaning of Christmas on Christmas Eve. The program airs Saturday, January 17 at 9 am and 5 pm; Sunday, January 18 at 8 am; and Monday,  January 19 at 9 am and 6 pm.  See complete Cape Ann TV Schedule here.

Cape Ann TV Production Class Monday Evening August 18th

Cape Ann TV Video Production Class- Monday, August 18 at 6:30 to 9:00 pm.

The class is taught by Jim Capillo and covers how to use the field equipment.

Lisa Smith writes ~ Did you know that the facilities and equipment at Cape Ann TV are available to all Cape Ann residents? All you need to do is to become a member and pay a yearly membership fee of $20. We also provide the training, no experience necessary. To sign up for the class or for more information about Cape Ann TV call: 978-281-2443 or email lsmith@capanntv.org. website: http://www.capeanntv.org

Crazy Fiesta Hat Ladies Party Video from Cape Ann TV

Lisa Smith, Cape Ann TV producer writes, “I have a video for you to post on GMG: “The Crazy Hat Ladies Party.” Sister’s Robyn & Amy have been having a party on Saturday afternoons for 20 years and making crazy hats for 12 years. The hats are incredible! And they are so much fun.” Thanks Lisa for sharing! 

Video: Gloucester High School Pre-School from Lisa Smith and Becky Tober

Hi Kim,

Becky Tober and I made this video for the Gloucester High School Pre-School. It is a great educational program for pre-school children as well as for the High School students as they get practical hand-on experience as teachers in this early childhood education program.

BTW, Becky and I had fun with the new DSLR camera, zoom recorder, and lights!

All New Holiday Delights This Weekend FRI-SUN @ Gloucester Stage

Heidi Dallin has produced a brand-new Holiday Delights show for 2013.  Check out this wicked cool promo by Lisa Smith from Cape Ann TV.  Lisa’s daughter is in the show too!  Four performances @ Gloucester Stage this weekend: Friday 7pm, Saturday 3pm & 7PM and Sunday 3pm.  Adults $15, Seniors $12, Children under 12 $6.  Get tickets here.

Alchemy Chef Scott Jensen wins Wicked Tuna Challenge at Alchemy last night

Chef Scott Jensen on Wicked Tuna

Chef Scott Jensen on Wicked Tuna

Last night Alchemy’s chef Scott Jensen narrowly defeated chef Steve Morlino of Boston’s Union Bar and Grille (where Chef Scott got his start) at the Alchemy Bistro Wicked Tuna Challenge, which was judged by the audience, who got to taste both dishes.

Before dinner, Alchemy’s mixologist Felicia Grossi, who won the Block Party’s first Ryan & Wood Cocktail Contest mixed up her Ryan & Wood signature cocktail for fishermen and guests aboard one of the Tuna boats.

And our son, John, got to pilot the boat.  “That boat’s got a lot of tech!” says John.

The entire event was filmed for Wicked Tuna Season 3 and Lisa Smith caught all the action for Cape Ann TV.  You’ll be able to see some of the event on Cape Ann TV before Wicked Tuna Season 3 premieres, and we’ll let you know when to catch it.

Mayor Kirk & Superintendent Safier preview Newell Stadium Dedication

This just in from Cape Ann TV’s Lisa Smith

Dr. Richard Safier talks with Mayor Kirk about the rebuilding of the Newell Stadium and the dedication ceremony tomorrow night. This show airs tonight on Ch. 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Here’s a preview:

You can also see the show on Cape Ann TV’s wicked cool streaming service here.

Canon C100 ~ New Awesome Camera for Cape Ann TV?

Because of a scheduling conflict I was unable to attend the Canon C100 camera demonstration held at Cape Ann TV on Monday afternoon. I will however, get a chance to try it out on Wednesday night and cannot wait!

Lisa Smith kindly forwarded these snapshots from the event. Thank you Lisa!

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Henry Ferini C100Henry Ferini

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Roger Ward C100Roger Ward

Mike and crowdMike and crowd

All photos courtesy of Lisa Smith


Wonderful video by kids for kids!

This just in from Lisa Smith at Cape Ann TV.  She and Vickie were at the library visioning meeting last night at the Rose Baker Senior Center.  Here’s a picture Vickie took of all the ideas generated at that meeting:
LibraryVisionAnd here’s Lisa Smith’s report, and a wonderful video starring her daughter April!

Excite Your Children About Exploring the Library!

Last night there was a huge turnout at the Rose Baker Senior Center to create a vision for the future of the Sawyer Free Library. Many ideas were exchanged and a constant theme that was brought up is that we need to get more children into the library to exploit this rich resource. Here is “A Little Tour of the Children’s Room at the Sawyer Free Library”, made by kids for kids. Show this to your kids!


Editor’s note: When I posted this yesterday I forgot to take my watermark off which my blogging software does automatically for me.  Al these photos were taken by Catherine Ryan-

Hi Joey

Phil Cusumano, artist/captain, and volunteer juror for the 2013 HarborWalk Public Art Challenge administered by the Committee for the arts, stopped by to inspect the public art in process on Parsons Street. The artist, James Owen Calderwood, was being filmed for an interview by Lisa Smith for Cape Ann TV. Dale Brown of the Committee for the Arts was there, too.




Jason Burroughs who is teaching with TAG is volunteering some hours yesterday and today for James’ project.


Though difficult for painting, the off and on rain does provide opportunities for visiting. Last week there were business meetings, here with Sarah Garcia Harbor Planning Director.


Today looking out from City Hall, peering past the high school kids cleaning, the bank, Parsons, and on to the harbor.


James visiting the Hive.


While there, we were privileged to witness GREAT news hot off the press and an intensity enough to match their vibrant space! TAG team members wrote and were awarded a $10,000 grant. Congratulations all!




Pictured are David Brooks(TAG Director) Emma Johnson(Forest Foundation Intern), Alex Barrett(Forest Foundation Intern) , Satomi Nishimiya, Rachel McClenagan, Rebecca Siswick Graham (Tag Open Studio Manager), Chrid Boudrow(TAG Assistant Director) , Lauren Horne, and Greer Viau. Also Not pictured is Katie Flores (Forest Foundation Intern) not pictured. 

They were heading over to the Farmer’s Market and David promises to send in names and more information. They were also tracking down Mary Ann to share the news; she was at Maritime Gloucester with the Art Haven campers partnership week.

Next time we’ll head down Parsons over to see the permanent public art installation at Maritime Gloucester museum. The twelve foot diameter compass rose is being installed on city property where the HarborWalk crosses onto Maritime Gloucester. Two artists installing new public art downtown and connections—very exciting news.

Donna and Kathy documenting the compass rose on GMG:



St. Peter’s Fiesta on Cape Ann TV TONIGHT Starting at 5

This just in from lisa Smith along with a little video she shot on Sunday featuring Sefatia!

Fiesta tonight on Cape Ann TV Channel 12 — with commentary by Phil Nicastro
5:00pm – Friday Greasy Pole
9:00pm – Saturday Greasy Pole & Seine Boat Races

8:00pm – Procession and Blessing of the Fleet
8:30pm – Sunday Greasy Pole and Seine Boat Races

Check their website for more details.

Thank You!

Thank you with all my heart to everyone who attended my film premiere last night. I feel so very blessed to have had my beautiful community of friends and family there, and by attending, you all made the event a great success and sellout!!! What a whirlwind, and it went by all much, much too fast. I hope I didn’t miss saying thank you to anyone last night.

With love and gratitude to my wonderful team. I could not have done it without you!

Tom Hauck ~ Although I began shooting my film “script-less,” I did, through the course of filming, write the story. I know I can always go to Tom for editing assistance, commentary, and proofreading and find his advice and knowledge of the written word invaluable. Life Story of the Black Swallowtail stems from a profound desire to communicate about the natural world found in our own backyards and that can only be achieved when rooted in a beautiful story.

Liv and Kathleen ~ From the moment I asked Kathleen and Liv to help with the music for my film they were there, giving 100 percent of themselves. Thank you Liv for sharing your beautiful voice and Kathleen for your beautiful organ playing. Thank you both especially for the improvisations, which so gorgeously melded with scenes of the butterfly during metamorphosis. And thank you Liv for simply being the best and most supportive and loving daughter a mom a could ever dream of and hope for.

Craig Kimberley ~ To my friend Craig for his editing assistance, and especially for his stunning key frames (the swan in flight!), help with title design, and overall advice on the film as a whole. And special thanks to Hannah for sharing Craig on his days off!

Joey ~ My friend Joey for his tireless support of everything great and good about Gloucester, for the weeklong “sticky,” and for writing, “Butterflies FTW!” I love being part of his GMG team, for more reasons than I can count.

Andrew Love ~ Thanks and appreciation to Andrew, who really saved the day in the eleventh hour, despite the fact that he was in the midst of leaving Cape Ann TV and beginning his new job at Newburyport’s cable channel PortMedia!

Lisa Smith, Cape Ann TV Producer ~ To Lisa for her continued advice, support, and friendship, and assistance, too, in the eleventh hour (and for the wonderful bottle of champagne last night!).

Rob Newton ~ Thank you Rob for inviting me to have my premiere at your very special venue—and didn’t that gentleman fall off his seat at just the right moment! Link to CACC Indie Gogo fundraiser so Rob can continue to support up and coming filmmakers like myself.

Fred Bodin ~ For hosting, once again, a wonderful party at Bodin Historic Photo Gallery. Fred just has the magic touch—his gallery is always warm and welcoming and everyone always feels entirely at ease and has a fabulous time at his parties. Special thanks to John McElhenny for staying late and helping clean up.

Felicia, Pat, and Barry ~ Despite the fact that Felicia is in the final stages of writing her cookbook and preparing for her Kickstarter launch she, Barry, and Pat provided the wonderful array of food served at Fred’s last night.

JoeAnn Hart and Gordon for sharing their breathtakingly beautiful great drift of asters (mecca to the pollinators), of which we will see much more of in my Monarch film!

Donna and Rick and Ann and Bob Kennedy ~ Thank you for the beautiful flowers. I am very touched by your thoughtfulness. Ann, the flowers were you in absentia!

And special thanks to Kate at Wolf Hill for providing our “special guest star” Black Swallowtail caterpillar for the premiere. This is the second time a caterpillar has been found on a parsley plant at Wolf Hill and that Kate has offered it to me to raise.

Update on the caterpillar: Last night Kate’s caterpillar spun its silk girdle and it is going to pupate at any moment!

Again, my thanks and love to you all! And the butterflies thank you, too!!!

Male Black Swallowtail Butterfly Wedgewood Blue Lilac ©Kim Smith 2013Photo of  Newly Emerged Wolf Hill Butterfly from this Past Spring

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