Hi Joey C & GMG Readers!
Our Annual Shop Rockport Event is this FRIDAY! We hope to see you
throughout Downtown Rockport for a fun night of Holiday shopping!
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Hi Joey C & GMG Readers!
What a beautiful (and entertaining) surprise I experienced this past summer when filming B-roll and the milkweed patch at Waring Field in Rockport. From a distance the elusive hen was observed and I was delighted to see, upon coming closer to film her, that she had four little babies in tow (turkey babies are called poults).
“Turkey in the Straw” Recorded by Fiddle, Fiddle, Fiddle
Note to other folks wishing to come on to promote their stuff- We don’t charge and love to help get the word out about your organization but buttering up your host with scrumptious food, well that’s just plain intelligence at work.
I’m not saying that by bringing in these Bacon doughnuts had anything to do with Paul getting the top GMG time slot of the week (8AM Monday morning) but it totally did.
Oh yeahhhh baby!
Good Foggy Morning from Janet Rice!
Rockport Flaming Inferno
Another year, another inferno. I repeat myself, but this event is an under publicized gem that never fails to impress. I brought more friends this year from
faraway, over-the-bridge towns, and they returned home with with stories to tell their families. “The top of the pile was sixty feet tall.” “The fire singed the lens of the Hubble Telescope.” True, of course, and I believe I saw Vulcan with his hammer, but I believe the real story lies in the community that has created this supremely playful night.
My website photos: http://finedesign.net/photo/index.php?/category/46
Rockport “From the Headlands” (1995)
Submitted By Nat Johnson
Melissa Cox submits-
They have changed the date from Friday July 4th to Saturday July 5th. Parade still starts at 6pm. Line up is at 4pm at the High School.
Hope to see everyone there!
Went This Weekend With The Kids, Check It Out Some Time, Everything’s Made Of Paper
from the website-
About The Paper House
The Paper House is an actual house made from paper.
It was built by Mr. Elis F. Stenman, a mechanical engineer who designed the machines that make paper clips, began building his Rockport summer home out of paper as a hobby. That was in 1922.
The paper was meant to be good insulation. Eventually, not only was the house made of paper, but furniture as well, including some intricate and beautiful pieces.
For more about the background, read the interview with his grand niece. For an interesting look at what you’ll see, let’s step inside.
Here’s the website- http://paperhouserockport.com/index.html
Rockport Fireworks Fund-raiser
Please join Rockport Fireworks for their first fund-raising event of the season, Saturday, March 15 at the Elks in Gloucester for a night of Dancing to “Fun Bucket”. This event will take place from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance for $20. Raffles, silent auction and the unveiling of local Artist Ken Knowles original painting that will help fund the fireworks. The Fireworks will be this summer August 9 off Granite Pier. Anyone wishing to buy tickets or donate to the Silent Auction may call Susan Collins 978-546-9566.
I so enjoy GMG each evening, and would like to contribute as I see something of interest. This morning I caught a glimpse of a pair of Swans at the water’s edge on Front Beach in Rockport as I was driving by. I had to stop and enjoy! Luckily my little pocket Canon was with me. I had not noticed swans at salt water before, but then realized, Mill Pond has a stream outlet at this area. With the upcoming storms, I hope they find food and a safe haven.
4 Times Fast.
If you’ve moved away I bet there are a whole lots of places you’ll recognize from this ride.
Love your blog. I follow it as a Cape Ann native currently living in Dorchester.
Not sure if you’d be interested, but there’s an incredible set of photos from the 70s taken for the DOCUMERICA Project and currently housed in the U.S. Archives. They are primarily of Rockport, but they are really cool.
Check them out here:
March Nor’easter, Long Beach, 1958
A massive storm barreled up the East Coast from March 18th to 21st,1958, impacting the East Coast from North Carolina to Maine. It was a Category 2 storm, which means it was “significant.” In addition to high winds, waves, and surge, it also brought snow. On Cape Ann, the concrete boardwalk on Long Beach was destroyed, and houses were damaged. These photos are courtesy of Eloise Como Brown.