While we’re in the middle of our January "vacation", we want to let you know that for us this is a working vacation. During the time between now and our re-opening on January
25th, we’re going to be making a few changes in the store. We can see from our sales receipts that wine sales are up, so we are going to increase the inventory of wines, starting with wines that pair well with hearty winter foods.
And speaking of "hearty winter foods", we are rethinking our approach to prepared foods in order to make the offerings more appealing and accessible. Every day we will have a specially priced dinner combination that includes an entrée and two side dishes. We’ll even suggest a wine that we think will complement the meal. Of course, we will continue to be your "Invisible Caterer". We’re happy to provide some or all of the dishes for your dinner parties. Give us a little lead time, and we can work out a menu together.
Now that cardboard boxes and Christmas trees are stashed at the curbs, we’re eager to get back to our tasting events. They are so much fun, and we love the convivial atmosphere they create, so keep an eye out for dates and times.
Even though we listen to your feedback and track our sales, we want to be sure that we’re providing the items you want us to, so in the next week or so we’re going to send you a survey to see what other goods and services you’d like us to provide.
Our planned winter hours are going to be Tuesday through Saturday from
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. We look forward to see you.
THE EXHIBIT HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL THE END OF JANUARY.
Click on Photo below to see some of her stockings. and also enjoy the video with Elizabeth talking about her collection.
ENJOY Video Below
That the Common Eider is the largest duck in the Northern Hemisphere? The male’s bright white, black, and green plumage contrasts markedly with the female’s camouflaging dull striped brown.
Mother Common Eiders lead their young to water, and often are accompanied by nonbreeding hens that participate in chick protection. Broods often come together to form “crèches” of a few to over 150 ducklings. Attacks by predators may cause several broods to cluster together into a crèche. Once formed, a crèche tends to stay together throughout the brood rearing period, although some of the different females attending it may leave.
This raft of male eiders all have their beaks tucked under their wings, as it was bitterly cold and windy.
Will Rich and Mike Simpson are gearing up with Mimi Whitmarsh trailing in a vehicle to SUP The Coast on March First.
What’s SUP you ask? That would be “Stand Up Paddle” from Key West to Portland Maine. Read Part I here to catch up.
Volunteers: they need people who live close to the east coast to send in the GPS coordinates of their closest beach and a phone number. If the timing is right you can have the pleasure of their company for one night for a trade of a hot shower. Will has his sister in Magnolia and friends on Cape Ann but send in those coordinates. If you have friends retired down south send them a link to this inspiring story.
2,200 miles. Don’t you want to be one of the 110 new friends they acquire on this trip and maybe listen to a story or two?
Barely a month left. Much more to come as they fire this up, get ready to go.
According to Laurie Lufkin the secret to this prize winning recipe is the caramel sauce. The official name of the recipe is New England Buttermilk Pumpkin Cakes with Sour Cream Apple Caramel and Dried Cranberries. She created this dessert for a recipe contest that involved using a Hood dairy product, and in a moment of inspiration she used sour cream as one of the creaming agents for the caramel sauce topping. The result helped her to win a $10,000 prize and another step in her climb up the recipe contest ladder.
Click here for the video and recipe printable at the Gloucester Daily Time taste Of The Times Website
Distinguished Educator Christine L. McGrath Joins the Gloucester Education Foundation Board
Gloucester resident contributes classroom and broader system expertise.
GLOUCESTER – Christine L. McGrath, recently retired Superintendent of the Tewksbury Public Schools and former Assistant Superintendent and Administrator of Special Education for the Gloucester Public Schools, was elected to the Gloucester Education Foundation (GEF) Board of Directors at its January meeting.
“The GEF Board is comprised of individuals dedicated to the improving education in the district. All have community connections, talents, and skills that enhance our work. We are excited that Chris has agreed to join us. Her extensive knowledge of the Massachusetts educational system and experience as an educator at all levels are incredible resources on which we can draw,” said GEF President Ed Shoucair.
McGrath is currently serving as Director of Operations for the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (MASS). She is also an adjunct professor for Fitchburg State College’s Superintendent’s Leadership Academy, a member of the Middlesex District Attorney’s Partnership for Youth Advisory Board, and of the Commission on American and International Schools Abroad for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges for which she conducts international school evaluations.
Known for her energy and enthusiasm, McGrath said of her election, “I am honored to become a member of the Gloucester Education Foundation Board and to support their important and successful efforts on behalf of our school system. I am pleased to have the opportunity to once again “give back” to my community and my school system.”
Additional information about the Gloucester Education Foundation, including a full list of board members, can be found at their website www.thinkthebest.org <http://www.thinkthebest.org> .
A Few Gloucester Boats
The Main Event
The 3rd annual Buoy Auction and Art Show is on January 28th! At this fundraiser for Art Haven, you have a chance to bring home your favorite buoy from the 2010 tree. Enjoy appetizers from local restaurants and see some of the beautiful artwork produced by our students over the past year!
Silent Auction begins at 6:00 pm, Live Auction at 7:30.
Tickets: $15/adult, $5/student, $35/family before Jan 28
$20/adult, $10/student, or $40/family at the door
(Cash or check only please)
In This Issue
Vote for Gloucester as an Arts Destination!
American Style Magazine holds an annual contest for the top 25 United States contemporary art destinations. This year, Gloucester has been nominated!
Show your pride in Gloucester and its art community by taking a few minutes to vote. The deadline is March 4th. See link below!
Get Your Tickets Now
RSVP now to save $5 per ticket! You can mail the slip below to 180B Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 with your payment or stop in at Art Haven anytime!
Cape Ann Art Haven
180B Main Street
RSVP now to save $5/ticket
# of people attending______ Phone Number___________________
Cash or check included in the amount of______________________
Mail or bring this slip to 180B Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
Tickets (before January 28) are $15/adult, $5/student, or $35/family
Cash or Check only please!
From The Preview It Looks Like They Could Have Just As Easily Said It Was Made In Gloucester As Our Fishermen Are Faced With Similar Fishing Industry Dilemmas. I hope Rob Newton Gets It At Cape Ann Community Cinema
Here’s A Preview-
WHALING CITY is a dramatic narrative feature film set in New Bedford, Mass. in the rapidly changing world of the modern fishing industry. It tells the story of a third-generation independent commercial fisherman, struggling to keep a grasp on his way of life – and a long-held family boat – as costs rise and the heavily regulated fishing industry is pushed towards a corporate model of efficiency. While developing an unlikely relationship with a marine biologist, he is tempted to do whatever it takes to keep his boat. Principal photography was completed in fall 2010, and the film is currently in post-production. The finished film will run approximately 90 minutes in length and is slated to be ready for screenings and festival entries in spring 2011.
The screenplay was workshopped at Columbia University’s graduate film program from 1999 to 2002. It won the 2005 Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriting Award and the 2007 Sloan Feature Film Production Grant, and has been recognized in Daily Variety and The Hollywood Reporter.
WHALING CITY’s campaign – featuring an early trailer for the film – is now live on Kickstarter.com, after our project received an exclusive invitation to be featured on the innovative online funding platform for filmmakers and artists. View Now »
Click picture to view the trailer-