While walking this morning at Stage Fort Park with Elynn Kroger, we encountered this beautiful snowy owl. A little later, I ran into Peggy Russell from Pop Gallery, who also had seen him, but hadn’t been able to get a shot of him. This is for you Peggy. Merry Christmas. What a special treat on Christmas morning.
Of course it never fails that I encounter something magical when I carry my chumpy little pocket camera. I wish I’d brought the nice one Paul Frontiero gave me, as I had originally intended. Lesson. Never second-guess your first impulse.
On Saturday we took Avery (2) and Cole (4) to Stage Fort Park and Half Moon Beach with Auntie Ericka. So much fun.
Stage Fort itself was used during the American Revolution, which is evident in the cannons that line the path to the top of he rocky cliffs.
Can you feel it? People trying to pack a whole summer into the last week before school starts, which seems to get earlier every year. It feels like there’s so much going on that every choice we make effectively says “No” to a dozen other things we’d like to do. Take today for instance. Live music starts at 11:30am at Stage Fort Park and continues into the night at restaurants, clubs, @ Shalin Liu, on schooners and in the streets. See the full live music schedule here.
Just in case that’s not enough for you, there’s also the Farmer’s Market at Stage Fort Park from 3-6:30 and today you can catch NAMA’s only Gloucester-based Seafood Throwdown of the year at 4:30 featuring a showdown between 2012 HarvestFest champs Gloucester’s Willow Rest and 2008 Genoa World Pesto champs Beverly’s Prides Osteria. Spectators get to taste the food so you really don’t want to miss this one!
See how much fun these Seafood Throwdowns are in this video by Joey from the 2010 epic rematch between Passports & Dog Bar.
August 11th at 7pm for an afternoon of Latin and World Music with the band Grupo Fantasia at at the Stage Fort Park bandstand.
This is a FREE concert.
For more information visit www.davidlbenjamin.com or http://www.gimmesound.com/Venue.cfm?vID=127
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MUSIC IN MASCONOMO PARK – SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
TONIGHT, Tuesday, July 9, 2013
HARBOR LOOP – SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Sunday, July 14, 2013
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Gloucester has so many great wedding photo opportunities, this one was at Stage Fort Park.
Patiently waiting for the gates to open.
The unleashing with Mayor Kirk.
The first belly rub.
The Gloucester Dog Park at Stage Fort Park opened officially on Saturday. Many 2 legged and 4 legged friends came out to play in the park for the first time. I was surprised by how many people came out.
Congrats to the Friends of the Gloucester Dog Park for making it a huge success!
The Dog park has three sections, one for Large dogs, one for smaller dogs, and another for dogs who may not be completely ready to romp with their friends. At the entrance to each play area are park rules. Make sure you and your dog(s) follow those rules for everyone’s safety. You can read them HERE.
It was nice to see the dogs chasing each other, playing with their humans and relaxing in the sun. I would say it’s dog approved!
Exploring Stage Fort Park From Ann Kennedy
Half Moon Beach
I happened upon this shot on my way out of town last Wednesday.
North Shore Kid
The water-color has been really amazing lately.
Shot this this afternoon… It’s an Aerial Video of portions of Stage Fort Park.
There is a New Set of Propellers on the machine that haven’t been balanced yet and they are causing some distortion…
Will have the problem corrected this weekend.
Filmed by John Van Ness (Zip Line Kid) using his new Christmas present (Nikon Coolpix) with a little help from Dad.
Commentary by Julia Amero & John Van Ness. Edited by Dad.
It makes me want to get out my red Flexible Flyer.
I find myself creatively torn between the beauty of the abstract and realism of Cape Ann these days.
Saturday at Stage Fort Park having wedding pictures taken on Half Moon Beach, the little ring bearer with the pail and shovel is so cute.
Does this guy play baseball? He was one of the finalists.
Good catch, but she’s a goner…
Some people got eggy, but everyone had fun!
Egg tossing is a spectator sport:
– Father Matthew Green