Not So New Gallery Wall At The House Over/Under Update

For those of you who participated in the Poll Back on the 2nd of April as to whether the wall of frames someone I may or may not be related to through marriage tastefully attached to our hallway wall would be filled with pictures within two months time, I have an update-

Photo dated April 9th 6:55PM


Photo dated April 2, 2012 below

Easy Money.

These were the results back on April 2nd


Tea Party Ships to leave Gloucester soon Photos Kathy Chapman

Master shipwright Leon Poindexter, prepares the Tea Party Ships to leave Gloucester later this month, for their new berth in Boston at the Boston Tea Party Museum.

Photos ©Kathy Chapman 2012


Great Bookstore in Rockport in New Location

Have you checked out Rockport’s newest old bookstore? Bullseye Books just moved from Bearskin Neck to a new location on Main Street, near Brother’s Brew Coffee Shop, Shalin Liu Performance Center, and Toad Hall Bookstore — you can get your caffeine, literary and cultural fix all in one spot downtown!

The bookstore has a great vibe, with plenty of flea market finds rounding out the great selection of used books. And the owners are entrepreneurs in more than one way, as they are also the purveyors of the soon-to-be-famous “Flyboy Scarf”, developed by owner Richard Clemens and manufactured right in Rockport, Mass. Check out the website for the scarf HERE and in real life at their Rockport bookstore.



Gloucester At Dawn- Captain Joe and Sons 5:10AM 3/31/12

Click Picture For Full Screen View

This one looks really nice full screen. The detail in the background is stuff the human eye doesnt see at ths time of the morning but is only captured with the long exposure taken at three different focal lengths and then combined so everything is in relative focus.


Essex Shipbuilding Museum on Chronicle Tonight

Here’s some interesting news for the blog.
Monday night on WCVB

“Chronicle” HD, WCVB’s flagship program, well be re-airing a “tweaked-up” version of a story they did last year on the Essex Shipbuilding Museum. It will air on Monday, April 9th at 7:30 P.M, Channel 5.

Here’s a link to Chronicle’s web site to catch it again if you miss it:

Video Edit App for iPhoneographers

Following in Father Green’s footsteps, I am sharing my experience with the Video Edit app for the iPhone. The purpose for installing Video Edit is to be able to instantly upload and blog videos for GMG readers.

Prunus cerasifera ‘Thundercloud’

Rendering and compressing are very, very fast in this  application; it is designed for ease of use and for speed. There are are no editing transitions, audio overlays, or other extra features included in this app, however that is not necessary when you want to capture, edit, and share in the fastest time possible.

Open Video Edit, click on the plus sign in the lower right corner, chose a clip from your camera roll, and click Choose in the lower right hand corner. Wait while the application compresses the video clip; a one minute clip took about 20 seconds to compress. You can add up to twenty clips and rearrange the clips in any order by dragging the clips in the timeline with your fingertip. Next type in the title, click Done. Click the check mark in the upper right corner, which brings you to the Render To page. You can render to iPhone, Email, Facebook, or YouTube. The 2 minute and 9 second video took less than ten seconds to render to my iPhone and twelve minutes approximately to render to youtube. Done-BOOM! That is as far as I can go on my own–next step is to ask Joey how to live blog it!

Filmed on Plum Street, Gloucester. Liltingly fragrant and a hummingbird attractant, Prunus cerasifera ‘Thundercloud’ is the most widely planted purple-leaf street tree in the U.S.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Beeman School this Wednesday & Thursday

Lisa Smith from Cape Ann TV produced this charming video promoting this week’s production of Wizard of Oz at Beeman School directed by Heidi Dallin.  Check out the press release below:

The Beeman Elementary School Chorus presents The Wizard of Oz on Wednesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 7:00PM at Beeman School, 138 Cherry Street, Gloucester. All tickets for the production are $5.00 each and will be sold at the door the night of the performance.

This endearing classic story celebrates friendship, inner strength, and the true meaning of home. The play features the classic songs: Follow The Yellow Brick Road, Ding Dong the Witch is Dead, If I Only Had a Brain, If I Were the King of the Forest and Somewhere Over the Rainbow. 

The production features 25 fourth and fifth grade Beeman students and is directed by Beeman Music teacher Beth Goldberg and Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop director and actress Heidi Dallin.

Why is he so happy singing the blues?

Allen Estes‘ friend Orville Giddings just always seems so happy even when he’s singing sad songs.  Orville is Allen’s guest on Local Music Seen this week.  If you have cable you can see them on Channel 12 Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (see schedule here).  And you can see them perform on Sunday at the Rhumb Line.

This is a big week for Gloucester.  Captain Carlo’s opens on Friday the 13th with Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents!

See this week’s full music lineup here.

Wednesdays with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line

Prime Rib Specials!
Wednesdays Only!

Hello everyone!
Wednesday, April 11th
This week:

If you’re from Cape Ann, you surely know Allen Estes! By far
our most prolific songwriter, Allen is a gentle soul with a giant
talent. Sure to be a wonderful, entertaining evening! ~ Fly
Dinner with Fly Amero: 8 – 11pm
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prime Rib Dinner –
$10.95 (while they last)
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!

Looking forward…
…to seeing you there! 🙂 ~ Fly

The Goddesses host The Mermaid Sessions @ Giuseppe’s

Tony and I will be filling in for Brian King and hosting The MERMAID SESSIONS at Giuseppe’s Ristorante next Wednesday, April 11th starting at 7:30pm.  We’ll play a little, and then open it up the Open Mic to all comers, and then play a little more to close the night.  We’re really lucky to be asked, and happy to sit around the piano at Giuseppe’s any time!

Talk to you soon!

WHAT: The Goddesses
WHERE: Giuseppe’s Ristorante, Gloucester, MA
WHEN: April 11th, 2012 @ 7:30pm
AND: Open Mic Night, hosted by Samantha and Tony Goddess (filling in for the un-fill-in-able for, Brian King!)

“The Leather Curragh” from Lois McNulty

from: Lois McNulty;

“The Leather Curragh”

The leather curragh was used for fishing, and for ferrying cows to other islands for grazing (among the Blasket and Aran Islands.) St Brendan in the 6th century was said to have used a leather curragh to cross the Atlantic from Ireland to N America!
There is a book by Tim Severin titled The Voyage of the Brendan which describes a 1976 re-enactment of this feat. (they made it!)

"Leather Curraghs" Inisheer, from Lois McNulty Photo


From Lisa Ramos

Over the past year, the Magnolia Historical Society has been working with the City of Gloucester to format a bid proposal for the disposition of the Blynman Schoolhouse for the Magnolia Historical Museum and a cultural center for our community members.
The final vote from City Council will be Tuesday April 10th at 7pm at City Hall.
Nobody will need to speak at this meeting, we will all be there to show our support for the Magnolia Community. Any of you who are interested in supporting the Magnolia Historical Society in our persuit of a larger/handicapp accessible facility where we can house our precious Magnolia artifacts, allow for community meetings, fundraisers, artist space, etc…..  (The possibilities are endless.) Please, please attend this meeting.
Also, don’t forget, our annual scrap metal drive starts Saturday April 7th -21st.  The scrap metal dumpster will be at the Blynman Schoolhouse on Magnolia Avenue, or if you need a pick up, please call Lisa Ramos at 978-290-3005.  Anything that is 70% metal is acceptable.
“Together we can make a difference on whether and how Magnolia’s history is preserved and made known”.
Thank you for your continued support