Series- Can You Date The Publication of This Old Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Visitor Map- The Cape Ann Trail? Part II

FOB Frank Ciolino brought down this old Visitor’s Guide map and I’ll be posting a different neighborhood photo each day this week.  Look for clues to tell you when you think it was first published.


Is It ok to Publicly Make Fun of Someone Taking a Picture with an iPad?

A few weeks ago I saw a group line up for a picture at the Santa Monica Pier and then the picture taker reached into their bag and took a picture with an iPad. With technology getting smaller and smaller it is quite a site when someone pulls out a camera as big as a sheet of loose leaf paper and asks people to say “cheese”. I understand that the camera is intended for video chat, similar to the function on a PC, but I don’t know what to say about this. The only acceptable thing to do is stop this before this becomes an epidemic. Hasn’t the smartphone & tablet technology taken over enough of our lives? We see enough people checking their smartphones in the car. What’s next? I will flip if I see someone driving and reading a magazine on their iPad! I think there are very few things that you can call someone out publicly on. This is definitely something that I feel is perfectly ok to do and I encourage it before people get too ridiculous with their iPad and this becomes acceptable. If you see someone on the boulevard doing this please snap a picture of them and tell them that the best camera is not always the one that is with you.

Can you imagine if you saw someone pull this out at the part of the concert when people whip out their cell phones for the part of the concert that used to be meant for lighters?

Thanks – Patrick

Oh yeah, she can ROCK too!

Yesterday we introduced you to Megan Burt, the gimmesound Artist of the Week, and featured a video of her solo delta blues hit — and the story behind it (click here if you missed it).  Today, you get to see her ROCK.  Check out the video above.

Tomorrow you can see her live at Alchemy with her good friend and Gloucester singer/songwriter Chelsea Berry.

It’s Tuesday in Gloucester.  That means KBMG or Henley Douglas Jr.  Details here.

Batteries Wanted!!!!! GHS Robotics Program.

From, Catherine Ryan;

The Gloucester High School Honor Physics, Engineering, Technology, Robotoics, students are in need of;

“ANY” Working 12v battery, rechargeable or not, car or wheelchair batteries (“we are not proud”)  🙂

In other words they can make magic out of just about any power source. If anyone has a contact with a lithium ion battery producer that may donate for a good cause, that would be a greener route. PLEASE DONATE!

Celebrate Jack Kerouac’s 90th birthday

Come celebrate Jack Kerouac’s 90th birthday
with a screening of
Henry Ferrini’s film on Kerouac, “Lowell Blues”
introduced by Peter Anastas
with a reminisence of when Kerouac visited Olson deep in the 1960s.
Monday, March 12, 7:30 p.m.
126 East Main Street
(please park across the street)
For more info call Annie Thomas, 978-283-7738

Journey To Armenia: Three Generations From Genocide

Journey To Armenia: Three Generations From Genocide.


By Nubar & Abby Alexanian

It started with a question: “Dad, will you go to Armenia with me?” And it’s turned into the largest project I’ve ever produced that will require more resources than I’m used to coming up with. It will be our first feature length documentary film. As we hope you’ll agree, it’s also a film with a sense of urgency that has to be made.

Here’s a brief description of Journey To Armenia: Three Generations From Genocide.

The year 2015 marks 100 years since the genocide of a million and a half Armenian people by the Ottoman Empire, an event still denied by many countries, including Turkey and the United States. Our film is about being Armenian – about what it means to the soul of a people to be denied this recognition for generations.

We will be filming our own family and many others both here and abroad in our search for identity, our place in the world and how we move forward – together – as a people. In June we will make our first of many trips to Turkey and Armenia, including a journey to the four villages our grandparents fled and where our family tree was severed.

You can follow the link below which will bring you to our Kickstarter Page to see the TRAILER and more info about our project.

Many Thanks

If you have questions or feedback please contact us.