Abby Ytzen Presents Her Grant Winning seARTS Partner With An Artist Project At Captain Joe’s

seARTS Partner With an Artist 2011 Kicks Off!
seARTS kicks off it signature artists grant program, Partner With an Artist 2011, with a discussion and preview of grant-winning artists’ new work created with business and community partners.
When: Tuesday, May 3 6:30 – 8:30pm
Where: Cape Ann Museum, Folly Cove Auditorium
Artists and partners:
Susan Erony, mixed media; Gloucester Writers Center and Ten Pound Books
Elizabeth Harty, painting; Rockport Council on Aging
Kristen Miller & Rob Newton, film with original music; The Annie and Alchemy Cafe
John Tagiuiri, photography; Gloucester Marine Railways
Abby Ytzen, graphic art; Capt. Joe & Sons Lobster, and others
Moderator: Sarah Slifer
Note: All projects will be on public display May 14 and 21.

Auction for International Practice Dory

Erik Dombrowski writes-

Ladies and Gentlemen:

With the introduction of our new race boats on Friday, May 13th (6 PM at the Heritage Center …mark your calendar) the dory committee will be auctioning off the old practice boat that is in the water at the town landing.  We do not have the space or the desire to maintain 9 or 10 boats, so we are going to sell the best old boat to the highest bidder in a closed bid via email.  The winner of the bidding will be announced at the sign-ups for eliminations on Friday June 3rd (6 PM at the town landing) so please submit your bid soon simply by replying to this email if you intend to purchase this dory.  Geno Mondello has opened the bidding at $500.00.

edombrowski@verizon.net

Good luck!

IDRC Board of Directors

Did You Know? (Celtic Session)

That the Celtic session at Alchemy is an open jam session of Celtic musicians?  I assumed they were a group, but during Saturday brunch at Alchemy, the musicians performing such lively and beautiful music are jamming.  Emerald Rae and Bob Jennings often perform together, along with Sean Connor who was missing today, and was replaced by Flynn Cohen, who normally plays the bluegrass session during Sunday brunch.  They are great musicians, just look at the blur of Emerald and Bob’s hands as they play the guitar and violin.  I got to sign some books and meet some new people, including Phil and Lynne who love reading Good Morning Gloucester and going to Alchemy.  Phil it turns out is also a parking angel (bet you never knew there was a parking angel).  He walks down the street with a pocket full of quarters and pops them into meters that are expired to save people from getting tickets.  So there are probably a bunch of GMG readers out there who do not have a ticket to pay thanks to Phil.  Just another example of how great Cape Ann people are.

E.J. Lefavour

www.khanstudiointernational.com

Did You Know? (My God, How Great Thou Art!)

 

That through the pure outflow of Universal energy, EJ has just secured a gallery space on Rocky Neck at 77 Rocky Neck, G3?  The space is incredibly cool and will feature a Good Morning Gloucester Gallery of artwork by our beloved Joey C., Sharon Lowe and Paul Frontiero.  EJ’s paintings, photos, book, cards, Cape Ann Treasure Boxes, etc. will be there as well as awesome 3d photography by Chris Murray.  There will also be a guest artist exhibit space (see mocked photo above), for 8 guest artists to have 2-week exhibits during the season.  There will also be an exhibit space for three dimensional works, if you are a sculptor, potter, or other three dimensional works artist.  If you are artist or know an artist who might be interested in having an exhibit on Rocky Neck this summer, please visit http://www.khanstudiointernational.com/goodmorninggloucester%20gallery.htm for more info, or email me at khanstudio@comcast.net.  In addition, the studio space will offer affordable printing (notecards and art prints up to 13×19), matting, packaging and framing services for artists.  This service is to allow artists to affordably exhibit and market their work.  The general public and artists who require archival or higher end framing should continue to use the services of Theo at House of the Raven, Ylva at Artemis, or whichever framer you generally use. 

Watch out people, the power of the Universe is driving this, and we are going to rock Rocky Neck this summer!  My God, how great thou art!

E.J. Lefavour

www.khanstudiointernational.com

Fly Amero ~ This week’s special guest Rocky Kramm @ The Rhumb Line


Prime Rib Specials!
Wednesdays Only!

Hello everyone!

Wednesday, April 27th
Special Guest: ROCKY KRAMM!

One of the Rhumb Line’s most
creative and talented performers!
Dinner with Fly Amero: 8 – 11pm
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prime Rib Dinner –
 $9.95 (while they last)
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Sincerely…
I hope to see you there!  🙂 ~ Fly

CONTACT: SHRED1946@YAHOO.COM

Lunch: Thurs-Sun.

Dinner every night  5pm-10pm  

Closing time 1am

THE RHUMB LINE BAR & RESTAURANT


40 Railroad Ave

Gloucester, MA 10930

 (978) 283-9732 today!

We Challenge you NORTH SHORE DISH to a BLOG OFF!

Lets get this Spring started with a good old fashion challenge to the ladies over at the second best blog around here, North Shore Dish. It is time to put both of our fans to the test and do a first for both of us…. An old fashioned blog off! When Joey is not picking fights with Foodies, he is eating and posting awesome pics here. Some days people read GMG and it looks like a food blog, just like the Dish, but with more frequent posts! (Yes, those are fighting words!). Here is what we do:

  • We all go out to a North Shore establishment as “secret” diners. Joey will check his list of Groupons and pay half of the bill. The rule is that it  is a place yet to be featured on either GMG or the North Shore Dish.
  • We have a great time
  • We will both work on our own review posts and post on the same day.
  • The post with the most comments after 3 days (not views, because that is unfair) WINS!
You in ladies??????

                                                                            VS

Who will win????

Thanks – Patrick Ryan

Kim Smith Says To Get Out Those Hummingbird Feeders ASAP!

Dear Gardening Friends, In a future post I plan to bring you more about the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, today however I will be brief. This is a reminder to set your hummingbird feeders out as soon as possible. This past week, sightings of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird have been reported as far north as Maine–the northward hummingbird migration is full underway!

A hummingbird’s diet is 90 percent insect. Just the same, we can lure them to our gardens by providing nectar-rich tubular-shaped flora in shades of red and orange, along with flowers comprised of small florets that attract small insects. At this time of year there isn’t much to offer in the way of flowering sustenance for the hummingbirds. Several weeks ago I took our feeders out of storage, gave them a good wash with vinegar, soap, and water, filled them with a sugar and water mixture, and hung them throughout the garden.

The eye-cathing Red Riding Hood tulips (although not a particularly good source of nectar, will attract by the sheer brilliance of their color) are a wonderful species tulip that reliably returns year after year, and multiplies. The tulips are planted beneath the boughs of flowering and fruiting trees and shrubs, in hopes, that they too will lure the hummingbirds to our garden during their northward migration. And then, again with high hopes, that the hummingbirds will nest in our garden. For the past five years or so, it has been our great good fortune to host throughout the nesting season female Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and offspring.

Hummingbirds, along with bats and certain species of moths, have an unusual method of drinking nectar called swing-hovering, which allows them to nectar while in mid-air. Ruby-throated hummingbirds expend vast amounts of energy during their migration–averaging approximately 52 wingbeats per minute. For this reason, I find the best hummingbird feeders are those that also offer a a place to perch while feeding (see photo and videoclip).

Sugar water recipe: 4 parts water to 1 part sugar. Stir to dissolve thoroughly. Never add red dye or replace the sugar with honey. Provide fresh sugar/water every 4 – 5 days.

tulips

The eye-cathing Red Riding Hood tulips (although not a particularly good source of nectar, will attract by the sheer brilliance of their color) are a wonderful species tulip that reliably returns year after year, and multiplies. The tulips are planted beneath the boughs of flowering and fruiting trees and shrubs, in hopes, that they too will lure the hummingbirds to our garden during their northward migration. And then, again with high hopes, that the hummingbirds will nest here in our garden. For the past five years or so, it has been our great good fortune to host throughout the nesting season female Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and offspring.

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