June 2012 International Dory Race Results From Damon Cummings

Dory Races – USA/Canada

USA won 3, Canada won 2 I thought someone would have posted these. I have been busy all day. Here is what I wrote as I took times at the finish. I was busy and not paying attention to spelling or anything.

mixed Canada – Rob and Nicole Hulbert (That was Nicole Jones, married now has 4 month old baby!) 6:44:32 USA – Jimmy and Laurel T 6:44:84 half a second behind. Nicole won it at the turn and Jimmy T could not quite make it up on the way home.

Juniors USA – Randy and LJ 6:37 Canada – Justin and Stefan Nickerson 6:47

Women Canada – Gail Atkinson and Pathane Verbugh 6:41 USA – Denise and Edie 7:19

Masters USA – Lennie B and Jay P 6:30 Canada – Joel George and David Croft 6:47

Open (one mile course, the big one) USA – Mick Cote and John Swift 10:12 Canada – Jeff Ellis and Mathias McCellan 10:45

Gloucester At Dawn 4:47AM 6/23/12 Good Harbor Beach From Joey C and 5:15AM 6/23/12 From Christy Juckett

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I was here a half hour before Christy this morning.


Hi Joey!

It was an awesome sunrise! Enjoy the day~ Thanks, Christy


Support Freedom from Interspecies Relationship Discrimination


Painting of male and female Doctor Hummingbunnybirds on Bong Tree Island by Martine Bates


The Owl and The Pussycat were groundbreakers – now it is up to us to ensure that freedom from interspecies relationship discrimination is guaranteed for all.  Think how sad it would if the world didn’t have hummingbunnybirds.

My Kickstarter book project “Tales of Bong Tree Island” is moving forward, but can use your help.  I hope you will help back this fun, informative and socially relevant project at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1997277714/martines-owlpuss-interviews-and-tales-of-bong-tree, at whatever level you can.  Rewards are available for pledges starting at $7.  You can see a preview of the book now on Blurb at http://www.blurb.com/books/3341413 

Those of you who have already pledged, thank you so much.  Those who have pledged $50 or more have already been added to the Acknowledgements page! 

Please pass on to friends you think might like and back the project.   I, Martine Bates and all the inhabitants of Bong Tree Island thank you. 

E.J. Lefavour



Butterfly Gardening with Eloise and Madeline

Madeline and Eloise

Last summer the Ciaramitaro girls stopped by our garden to see a newly emerged Monarch butterfly.  After releasing the butterfly, Eloise wanted to learn more about the Monarchs, and butterflies in general. This year she remembered from their visit the previous year that the Monarch caterpillar food plant is milkweed. Eloise, who I am convinced is a budding naturalist and artist, is an avid gardener (just ask her about her vegetable patch!), so I promised her milkweed plants. We scouted out a sunny a corner of the family’s yard and, after mom Jill helped dig up the sod, we planted a petite butterfly garden, with Common Milkweed for the Monarchs, parsley and fennel for the Black Swallowtails, and marigolds to attract the nectaring insects. We’re looking forward to their first butterfly sightings!


Picks of the weekend from Boston Globe, Wicked Local Northshore & 104.9 Radio

Peter Chianca, of Gatehouse Media published an excellent interview with Chris Isaak (read it here).  Drummers: pay attention to what Chris says on page 2, and all of you who care what stars wear on stage will want to know how much his mirrored suit weighs (page 3).

You can see Chris Isaak live at North Shore Music Theatre on Thursday, with the Chelsea Berry Band opening.  All seats are good seats and there are still some seats left (and  a few VIP packages).  Get tickets here.

L-R: Aaron Neville, Don Was, Keith Richards

Tomorrow Morning, Aurelia Nelson interviews Aaron Neville on her show Curtain Up at 9am on Northshore 104.9 FM.  If you’re not near a radio, you can listen live on your computer or iPhone (get the free iPhone app here)

Aurelia and Aaron talk about his music legacy in pop, rock, soul, R&B and his new project with Keith Richards.  Plus you’ll get an idea of the music we’ll here next Saturday at North Shore Music Theatre.  Good seats are still available for this show (and a few VIP packages).  Henri Smith opens with an all-star band.  Get tickets here.

Who did the Boston Globe pick for the best music north of Boston tonight?  Our own KBMG at the Old Sloop Coffee House.  Just in case you’re not sure this is the show for you, watch the video above.  Nothing more to say.

The KBMG show will sell out, so for those of you don’t make it in time, there are over a dozen other good choices for live music.  See the full live music lineup here.

KBMG and The Everly Sister’s tonight @ The Old Sloop Coffeehouse

The Honky Tonk Women of Gloucester is our 60’s /4 part harmony/all female/doo-wop band,
(wwwyoutube.com – honkytonkwomenofgloucester-Lanesville) (http://youtu.be/D-PyvLKfknE)
but we also have a condensed duet version, with Sheila Schrank and Elaine Persons , known as the

Everly Sisters …and we will be  performing  tonight
Saturday at the Old Sloop Coffeehouse in Rockport.
Date: June 23rd.  Doors open at 7pm. 7:30 Elaine and I will kick off the evening with hit songs
from the …..Everly Brothers, Abba, early Beatles, The Miss Patsy Cline, ‘Jose Feleciano’s Rain,
some possible audience doo-wop background vocals & some ’60’s surprises (time permitting)
ending with Roy Orbison’s “Crying”.
Then KBMG, Dan Kings extremely popular band will take the stage.
Every member has played with a variety of famous
people too numerous to mention – one Dave for instance was Billy Joel’s guitarist,
the others are all equally impressive.   We are thrilled to be asked to play at this venue.
For more info:  www.rockportucc.org – you can reserve a seat by calling the coffeehouse.
Tickets are “donation” based and very reasonable.
Desserts are only $1.00 !
978-546-3551 Old Sloop Coffeehouse
It would be wonderful to see you there.
Our best to everyone.
Sheila & Elaine
The Everly Sisters
The Everly Sisters

Community Stuff June 23, 2012

Get Your Gay On Baby!


More than 80 nonprofits, local businesses, faith groups, and community organizations are set to participate in the first annual North Shore Pride Parade and Festival taking place Saturday, June 30 in Salem, MA. All are welcome to attend this day-long event celebrating unity in the community.

“I’m so pleased to see the level of support for this initial North Shore Pride event,” said Board President Hope Watt-Bucci. “We envisioned this as a celebration for the entire North Shore community – lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and straight allies, individuals and families – and that’s exactly what it’s shaping up to be. June 30th is going to be a terrific day – I hope everyone will join us.”

Local news anchor and longtime LGBT activist Randy Price is the Grand Marshal of the Parade, which kicks off on New Derby Street at 12 noon from the Salem Post office on Washington Street. Other special guests include openly gay Boston sportswriter Steve Buckley, Salem Mayor Kimberly Driscoll, and members of the North Shore Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth (NAGLY), who will receive the first annual North Shore Pride Community Award.

Following the parade, the community will gather on the Salem Common for a festival where organizations and vendors will provide information, networking and shopping throughout the day. On stage, performers will keep the crowd entertained all afternoon, including R&B singer (and recent Boston Pride Idol contestant) Rolla, acoustic pop act Seth Wonkka and his band, folk singer Deb Hardy, theatrical cabaret group What time is It Mr. Fox? and the world’s only all-female Queen tribute band Gunpowder Gelatine. Vaudeville performer Johnny Blazes will MC, as well as perform with hir band Johnny Blazes and the Pretty Boys. The music will be punctuated by drag performances, hoop dancers, and remarks from special guests, including a representative from the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition explaining the state’s recently-enacted gender identity non-discrimination law, and special recognition of the career-long LGBT advocacy of Congressman Barney Frank.
Following the festival, which wraps up around 5pm, revelers are invited to attend a free after party at the Hawthorne Hotel, with DJ Jodi.

North Shore Pride, Inc., an all-volunteer organization, is planning the day-long event to bring together and celebrate the LGBT community from across the North Shore region.

North Shore Pride, Inc, wishes to thank our major sponsor, Eastern Bank, whose instrumental support allowed this event to occur. In addition,North Shore Pride, Inc., wishes to thank North Shore Music Theatre, Lucas Noble Financial, Met Life and Spirit Magazine for their sponsorship. North Shore Pride, Inc. is very grateful for the support of these sponsors who have truly embraced our mission of “Unity in Our Community”.


North Shore Pride Parade and Festival

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Salem, MA

10 a.m. Interfaith prayer service on the Salem Common

12 p.m. Parade kicks off on New Derby in front of the Salem Post Office

1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Parade Festival on the Salem Common

5:30 p.m. – After Party at the Hawthorne Hotel (free admission, cash bar)

For more information visit www.northshorepride.org or www.facebook.com/northshorepride