Those guys are working their ass off on this thing. This is how you get a civic project done, all hands banging out the job. The people working on the highway project up in Danvers on 128 should take notes.
You don’t often get to see KBMG ELECTRIC, but you can tonight at Minglewood at 9pm. Just in case you forgot, they ROCKED Celebrate Gloucester. Here’s a video from that beautiful September day in 2010 proving who the best guitar player in town really is!
And there’s a visiting rock star in this video ~ he looks like one too. Anybody know who he is?
If you’re in the mood for something more quiet, check out our friend Marina Evans at Cafe Shalom.
Plus there are plenty of other excellent choices for music tonight. See the full music lineup here.
That the Old Annisquam Customs House on River Road is also the site where Rudyard Kipling wrote parts of his 1897 novel Captains Courageous, which follows the adventures of fifteen-year-old Harvey Cheyne Jr., the arrogant and spoiled son of a railroad tycoon. The novel originally appeared as a serialization in McClure’s, beginning with the November 1896 edition.
The book’s title comes from the ballad “Mary Ambree”, which starts, “When captains courageous, whom death could not daunt”. Kipling had previously used the same title for an article on businessmen as the new adventurers, published in The Times of November 23, 1892.
The last photo is of a pot beside the Customs House that was once used for boiling down whale blubber to oil used for the lighting of lamps. Whales were brought to the Customs House and cut up, then boiled down for their oil. Whales are now valued in New England for their sheer majesty and whale watches are a popular excursion and business, but whale hunting and harvesting was once a major industry in the colonies. During the 18th and 19th century, whaling was a lucrative business with whale oils used for lighting and whalebone used for many other products. Hundreds of ships left New England harbors each year on dangerous whaling expeditions that sometimes took them all over the globe. With the emergence of crude oil, interest in whale oil plummeted around 1850 and the industry thankfully went into demise.
Another very interesting tip courtesy of Allen Estes.
The photos of Grace Church and Saucer Magnolia (Magnolia soulangiana) were sent to GMG by my daughter Liv- a preview of blossoms to come (NYC is several weeks ahead of Gloucester in spring flowering).
Grace Church, a gothic revival masterpiece, was designed by James Renwick, Jr. when he was only 23 years old. The church was consecrated on March 7, 1846. Grace Church is located at 802 Broadway, NY, NY.
Found on Youtube
What a great idea!
An Artist uses Google Street View.
This short video featuring Kentucky Painter Bill Guffey is part of an interview recorded in August 2009 at the Gallery at 916. It very quickly covers the aspect of using Google Street View technology to travel the world virtually in search of artistic reference.
One of the main thoughts behind the process is to aid those artists with physical and mental disabilities which limit their ability to get outside and paint.
Recorded by WKYU PBS television station in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
“Build a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life.”
Sir Terence David John “Terry” Pratchett, (1948 - )
Knighted in 2009 for his contributions to literature, English fantasy and science fiction writer Pratchett is among the most widely read authors in western popular culture. Known primarily for his Discworld series, he also has a long history of collaborations with other authors including Neil Gaiman, (Good Omens) and Larry Niven, (Rainbow Mars). His erudite and witty style is flavored by a solid knowledge of astronomy and physics. In 2009 Pratchett announced that he was suffering from early onset Alzheimer’s disease, and has been active in the search for a cure.
The Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church is planning another “Night of Recognition” to honor those who give generously to make Gloucester a better place. Nominations are now being received of men and women who have worked quietly and diligently, on their own or within an organization, often behind the scenes and with no expectation of pay or public notice. These are people who have by their actions have improved the quality of life in their neighborhood or anywhere in Gloucester . Teenage to old age, there are no age restrictions.
Some examples – an individual who:
- embodies the ideals of friendship
- gives a helping hand to those who need to get back on their feet
- has helped keep a cultural/community program alive
You probably know someone who deserves this recognition. Tell us about her or him.
Nominations are due by Friday, April 13. Awards will be given May 20, at a ceremony at the church starting at 7 p.m. Come one, come all!
Mail to Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church , 10 Church St. , Gloucester 01930
or email your nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org
A big Good Morning Gloucester from my hotel balcony in Virginia Beach. I didn’t have a sticker so please excuse my hipster iPad substitute!
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Gloucester Stroke Club meeting Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 7 pm.
Addison Gilbert Hospital, 298 Washington St. Women’s Health Center
Dr. Jonathan M. Inz will speak. Specific techniques and a discussion of how to deal with stress will be provided. Dr. Inz maintains his psychology practice at Medical Psychology Center in Beverly.
He is a graduate of Penn State University an rhe Beth Israel & Harvard Medical School Psychology Fellowship Program. No pre-registration is required. All are welcome. Refreshments.
For more information call 978-283-2633 or 978-283-3968
Submitted by Virginia R. McKinnon, 2 Stanwood Terrace, Gloucester 978-283-3968
Gloucester High School Class 1947
Gloucester High School Class 1947 will hold their 65th Class Reunion at the
Gloucester House on July 14, 2012 from 2 – 6 pm. Anyone starting with this class is
invited to attend, even if they did not graduate with the class. St. Ann’s Class
of 1947 is also invited. Please contact Virginia (Frontiero) McKinnon
978-283-3968 or e-mail email@example.com.
Submitted by Virginia McKinnon, 2 Stanwood Terrace, Gloucester 978-283-3968