Helicopter Over Cape Ann Pictures From Chris Roenker

Beth Roenker writes-

Joey, attached are some pictures Chris Roenker of Rockport took on Thursday from a helicopter piloted by Dan Zimmermann also of Rockport.  They flew around Cape Ann and got some really great shots.  Thought you might want to share them.  Love the blog!  Beth 

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more pics coming tomorrow

1  is the photographer, Chris Roenker

3  is the helicopter pilot, Dan Zimmermann

6 and 7 – great foliage shots

9 and 10 – Essex Marshes  and Cape Ann golf course

11 is Plumb Island

12 – Wingarsheek beach

14 – Halibut Point State park

Dry Ice From Cape Pond Ice For Halloween Effects

Halloween is just around the corner!

Planning a Party?

Looking for a Spooky Effect?

Try the "Coolest" Dry Ice at your party.

To create fog, place chucks of dry ice in a water tight container and cover with water.

Warm water creates more fog, but the ice will disappear faster. ;

To keep the fog flowing just keep adding dry ice and water to the pot!

Here are some other "Cool" ideas!

Pumpkin:  place the dry ice inside a cup of hot water and place it inside a carved pumpkin.  The smokey fog will escape out the eyes, nose and mouth area.

Tombstones:  create a tombstone out of cardboard.  Combine the hot water and dry ice in a bowl and watch the smokey for engulf your yard!

Goblin Guts:  just add soap and watch the bubbles overflow and pop with tiny smoke bubbles.  This is a bit messy but really "Cool."

Remember to always take care when handling dry ice. 


Wear gloves and use tongs. Children should not be left unattended with dry ice and always use dry ice in a well ventilated area.

Have a fun filled Halloween!

Something Wicked comes to Gloucester!

Something Wicked comes to Gloucester!

Rounding out the October BrainCandy Family Filmfest at Cape Ann Community Cinema (CACC), we’ve got Disney’s darkest movie ever, 1983′s SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES, based on the popular Ray Bradbury story. It runs Friday the 29th at 10:00pm, Saturday the 30th at 11:00am and Sunday the 31st at 5:00pm. (Recommended for ages 8+) The BrainCandy Family Filmfest will be dark in November and resume in December! Please call Rob Newton the CACC to find out how to become a sponsor of this on-going event: (978) 309-8448. Proceeds benefit our friends at The Brain Candy Project (www.braincandyproject.org). The Brain Candy Project’s mission is to support the needs of parents/guardians living in the hospital with their critically ill children. Holding parents so parents can hold their children. Thanks for showing your support of this important new North Shore nonprofit!


ROCKPORT MUSIC Wine Tasting and Jazz on the Rocks



Wine Tasting on November 7 features unique wines and gourmet food tastings.

Legendary pianist Dave Brubeck headlines “Jazz on the Rocks” on November 21.

Rockport Music offers wine aficionados the opportunity to sample nine of the best French, German, and Californian wines from some of the world’s finest producers. A delicious culinary creation accompanies each of the four flights. Attendees will evaluate the wines and vote on the best overall pairing of wine and food.
California’s Benchmark Wine Group representative Whitney Farris leads the wine tasting and Chef Ron Weisheit and Pastry Chef Rhonda Weisheit of Pralines & Pepper! in Newburyport share how each morsel of food was created to best showcase the wines. To view the wine and food list at http://www.rockportmusic.org and click on Show Your Support.
WHEN: Sunday, November 7, 2010, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m

WHERE: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, Rockport, Massachusetts

WHO: Rockport Music (biography indicated on page 2)

TICKETS: Tickets to the Wine Tasting are $75 each.  Space is limited to 50 people. Call the Rockport Music Box Office at 978.546.7391 to reserve tickets.

Legendary jazz pianist Dave Brubeck
is the featured performer at Jazz on the Rocks. Event features a pre-concert wine and hors d’oeuvres soiree in the third- floor Reception Hall and a mini live auction of exclusive items, including jazz weekends in Boston and Newport (RI), a sculpture by Chris Williams, a wine dinner at My Place By The Sea (Rockport, MA), a weekend in Ogunquit, Maine, and arts and culinary experiences.
Guests and members of the public who cannot attend may participate by purchasing raffle tickets to win “Trane,” a sculpture by internationally acclaimed sculptor and Rockport resident John Raimondi. Part of Raimondi’s Jazz Series, this 40” bronze sculpture is a tribute to renowned sax player John Coltrane, a romantic abstraction and evocation of the artist’s essence.
Jazz on the Rocks benefits Rockport Music’s newly inaugurated series of jazz concerts, other artistic programming and educational outreach activities in the Gloucester and Rockport public schools and on communities throughout the North Shore.
Honorary co-chairs John and Stephanie Connaughton (Newton and Rockport, Massachusetts); Michael Krupka and Anne Kubik (Lexington and Rockport, Massachusetts); and Richard and Cynthia Tennant (Clearwater, Florida and Rockport, Massachusetts)
WHERE: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, Rockport, Massachusetts

WHEN: Sunday, November 21, at 5:00 P.M. (originally scheduled for October 2.)

Dave Brubeck, honored by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2009 for his incredible talents and lifelong accomplishments and contributions to the field, is recognized for helping to ease jazz into the mainstream, marrying spontaneity with classical rigor, making unlikely time signatures irresistible, and adding swing to serious music. From the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s worldwide success in the 1950s and ‘60s, through the jazz opera Cannery Row Suite he created with his wife Iola Brubeck at the 2006 Monterey Jazz Festival, Brubeck continues to surprise.
John Raimondi’s work is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; and the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, among many others. To date, Mr. Raimondi has completed more than 100 monumental sculptures for public, corporate and private collections worldwide, such as Stockley Park, Heathrow Airport, London; Omaha International Airport, Nebraska; and the Sculpture Garden in Vienna, where his work represents the United States.
Founded in 1981, Rockport Music presents exceptional concerts and cultural events in its acclaimed new home, the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Located 45 minutes north of Boston in the historic, seaside village of Rockport, Massachusetts, Rockport Music is best known for its summer chamber music festival which features the world’s finest ensembles and soloists. With the opening of its new concert venue, Rockport Music has expanded its offerings to include year-round presentations of jazz and world music, high-definition broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera and the National Theatre (London), and classic and independent films. Education and community outreach activities serve almost 7,000 individuals in the Gloucester and Rockport public schools, and communities throughout the North Shore.



Rockport Music

Halloween Party & Concert at The Farm Bar & Grille Saturday October 30th

Hi Joey,

Thought you might like to know about the BEST family-friendly Halloween Party & Concert ever!! Well, maybe not ever, but it’ll be pretty darn fun:)  It’s at everyone’s favorite place, The Farm Bar & Grille in Essex, and features a concert with Leeny & The Halloweenies! Would appreciate you sharing the event info on GMG. Bring the whole family – this will be a blast! I have also attached jpg of the event flier and a separate photo of The Halloweenies (the four kid singers in our band: Sara, Zehava, Liam & Eli).

Here are all the details:

WHO: Parents’ Choice Award winner Leeny & The Halloweenies!

WHAT: Halloween Party & Concert at The Farm Bar & Grille (a Phantom Gourmet Hidden Jewel). Admission includes: Pumpkin carving, ice cream social, costume contest, prizes & giveaways, and two sets of Leeny Tunes favorites and Halloween classics.

WHEN: Saturday, October 30, 12:00-3:00pm. This event will happen rain or shine, but of course we’re hoping for shine because The Farm’s backyard is awesome!!

WHERE: The Farm Bar & Grille, 233 Western Ave., Essex, MA, 978-768-0000

COST: $9 per child (kids under 2 years AND adults get in FREE!)

MORE DETAILS: Call The Farm or visit www.leenytunes.com

Thanks Joey! Hope to see the whole costumed gang there!

Leeny (aka Ilene Altman)


Minglewood Tavern at Lat 43 First Look Video

Brian Eastman and Ethan From Walker Creek give Good Morning Gloucester The Skinny On the Floor To Ceiling Renovation

We’ll be sure to let you guys know when the Minglewood tavern will be open