Cape Ann Film Festival To Feature “Maritime Capsules: A Dory Story” From Keith Palazzola, Sal Zerilli and Matt Bradley

Hello Joey,

As you may have heard, I’ve been working on a documentary film for the past 18 months with Sal Zerilli, Matt Bradley.

I’m writing to share some news about the film, and to ask you for a little bit of help getting the word out…

The news…The film’s title is Maritime Capsules: A Dory Story. It tells the story of the Grand Banks dory from the heyday of high-lining schooners to the current group of locals who sustain the ancient rowboat as a symbolically important part of Gloucester’s maritime culture.

A “rough cut” of the film is showing this upcoming Sunday, November 18 at 6p as part of the 5th Annual Cape Ann Film Festival.  The film will screen at the Cape Ann Community Cinema in Gloucester.  The address is 21 Main Street. 

Tickets will be available at the door.  Tickets can also be purchased here:

Here’s a 67 second film trailer:

The help…Can you please help us share news of the film’s screening with as many people as possible?  You can do this by (a) posting the link to the trailer on your FB page and (b) forwarding this email to anyone you think might have an interest in seeing it.

Any help you give is greatly appreciated.  We’ll use proceeds from this Sunday’s screening to put the finishing touches on the film.

As always, thanks for your support!

Hope you’re doing great.


Matt, Sal, and Keith

Our girls representing Gloucester’s great music all across the country . . .

Last night, Chelsea Berry played the The Bitter End, New York City’s oldest and most iconic club.  Boy that place brings back memories — I wish I had been there!

Look at her in this picture.  Even without her excellent band she still rocks!

I can hear it now.

And while Chelsea was in NYC, Marina Evans is out west.  Check out this excerpt from her latest  tour report.

The cross country tour is just about drawing to a close as we make our final journey across the southwestern desert. Since the last update from Nashville, we’ve hit Asheville, NC; Atlanta, GA; New Orleans, LA; Dallas, TX; and Socorro, NM. Whew!

So far, the longest stretch has been from west Texas to New Mexico. But not to fear: we brought a ukulele, and were therefore musically productive on the road. Here’s a little diddy from the west Texas brushlands.

Back on the home front, you can get a double dose of John Rockwell tonight.  He’s at Alchemy at 7pm and then he’s Fly Amero‘s guest at Rhumb Line at 9pm.

An excellent weekend of live music is shaping up.  See the schedule here.  But check back tomorrow because I’m sure we’ll have new stuff to post.  I really thought Vickie’s post 3 weeks ago would inspire people keep their info up to date, but they don’t, so  you’ll just have to wait.

Haiti Projects Invite you to a Holiday Sale to Benefit Haiti


Saturday, November 17 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Annisquam Village Library

Come and admire the extraordinary embroidery and knitting skills of the women of Fond des Blancs.

View the charming toys and decorative objects hand-made by Jacmel artisans

Empower rural Haitians through economic enterprises that assure their and Haiti’s sustainable future.

We are fair trade, eco-friendly, certified green

Unique Holiday Gifts, Embroidered Linens Nightgowns, Knits, Toys, Decor

Your Purchases Will Make A Difference

Beach Search

Boston’s MISSION FOR THE MISSING along with trained volunteers, search dogs and a forensic scientist descended on Good Harbor Beach at 10AM today to search for traces of Caleigh Harrison who disappeared from Long Beach on April 19. The search follows recovery on Friday at Good Harbor of what is likely the pants Caleigh was wearing on the day she went missing.

Caleigh’s parents, Anthony Harrison and Allison Hammond, were on hand as the search commenced and each expressed approval of the effort in the hope that it would result in a degree of closure for them.

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Somewhere Between

Somewhere Between is a documentary that tells the story of four teenaged girls adjusting to life in the United States after their Chinese birth parents are forced to part with them due to China’s “One-Child” policy. Local author Mick Verga will be reading from his book The Lonely Little Horse: A Chinese Adoption Story. Showtime is at 5:00 pm, this coming Saturday, November 17th, at the Cape Ann Community Cinema.

Wednesday’s with Fly Amero~Special guest~John Rockwell

Surf & Turf Specials!
Wednesdays Only!

Hello everyone!
Wednesday, November 14th
Special Guest: 

The lovely and talented John Rockwell joins us this week! 🙂
It is ALWAYS a great time when John is in the house.  Such
a great performer! Such a great entertainer! Be there! ~ Fly
Dinner with Fly Amero: 8 – 11pm
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Surf & Turf Dinner –
  $11.95 (while they last)
Tenderloin Tips with Grilled Garlic Shrimp!
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Coming soon…
Marina Evans

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

Mayor Kirk Forwards Blade Signing Celebration Info


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Gloucester to Host Wind Energy “Blade Signing” Ceremony

New turbines are expected to save the City millions in energy costs

(Gloucester, MA) – The City of Gloucester will host a “blade signing” ceremony on Friday, November 16 at 10 a.m. The event marks the installation of two wind turbines located on the Gloucester Engineering site, at 11 Dory Road inside Blackburn Industrial Park. The turbines are being built as part of a 25-year agreement with Equity Industrial Turbines, which is expected to save the City of Gloucester a minimum of $11 million dollars over the life of the contract.

“Gloucester residents will benefit from our abundant supply of wind power” said Mayor Caroyln A Kirk, “For the first time, green energy will be used to provide power to city buildings including seven schools, public safety buildings, and water and sewer treatment plants. This change will result in substantial fiscal benefits for our city and make Gloucester one of the greenest communities in Massachusetts.”

Mayor Kirk will be joined at the event by the Gloucester City Council, the chairman of the Gloucester Planning Board, the Director of the Green Communities Division of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, the Executive Director of the Energy Consumers Alliance of New England and Mass Energy, the Mass. Municipal Association, and representatives from Gloucester Engineering, Equity Industrial Turbines, and the local residents. All who attend will be invited to sign their name on the turbine’s blades.

The City anticipates the energy savings realized will be used to support a new joint public safety building and improvements to local schools.

About the City of Gloucester

America’s oldest seaport, the City of Gloucester is known throughout the world as an authentic, working waterfront community, a place of spectacular natural beauty, and home to a diverse population of about 30,000 residents. An important center for the fishing industry, Gloucester also is proud of its rich art heritage as one of the premier art colonies in the United States. The city also is a destination for thousands of visitors who visit the harbor and its beaches during the summertime. In recent years, Gloucester has been diversifying its traditional maritime economy, adding leading small research institutions such as the UMass Amherst Large Pelagics Research Laboratory and the Ocean Alliance to the array of state and federal agencies working in the city, and with investments in robotics and new product development from the fishery.

Susan LaRosa Asks- Where can I order some BBQ for a party? Where can I get great pies for Thanksgiving? Thanks, Susan

Susan LaRosa Asks- Where can I order some BBQ for a party? Where can I get great pies for Thanksgiving? Thanks, Susan

I figure Smokin Jim’s is closed for the season so I’d say The Farm Bar and Grill for the authentic BBQ.

A little help on the Pies guys.  Leave your comment on this post!

Gauthier Gallery Grand Opening

Last Sunday, I stopped by the Gauthier Gallery grand opening on Main Street.

I had visited (and posted about) the Gauthier Gallery before, so it was nice to see how things have been coming together.  Most of the artists involved were there:

There is a great selection of art there right now! Here are some sample shots:

It’s not just paintings; there are elaborately decorated boxes…

Painted wooden trunks…

… and colorful scarfs:

Elizabeth Gauthier has started a new activity at her gallery: painting parties!  From her website:

The-Painting-Party offers an upbeat evening of painting and socializing for both the artistic and the not so artistically inclined. You will be guided through step by step instructions by an accomplished art instructor. It’s fun and totally stress free.

And by the end of the night you will be amazed at the work of art that YOU created. You will go home with a painting that is uniquely yours – and perhaps a new found talent you’ll want to nurture!

She has a schedule on her website.

Fr. Matthew Green

Pet of the Week-Mya

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My name is Mya and I am a female pup who is a Hound mix.   I love to dance, play and looking forward to being adopted so I will be part of a family.

If you would like to meet me, I am at the Cape Ann Animal Aid located at the
Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter in Gloucester.  Please stop by and visit me.

I have been asked to tell you about the Ninth Annual Santa Paws event coming up where you may bring your dog to have his/her photo with Santa!   On Sunday, December 2 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Smith Ace Hardware & Lumber, Three Station Square, Rockport and on Saturday, December 8 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Hometown Ace Hardware, 231 Gloucester Crossing, Gloucester.   The fee of $10. for the photo will be donated to the Cape Ann Animal Aid.

 I hope my new family adopts me in time so that I can go to the Santa Paws event.  I will be so happy there will be tears in my eyes!


Community Photos 11/14/12

Janet Rice forwards-

Hi Joey-

As I review the photos I took in Iceland I find that I love the new Camera you suggested even more. The clarity of the road and the mountains seen in the side view mirror of this shot are fantastic.  I am thanking you every day!


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Janet bought the Sony NEX-5N (the camera I use)

Boston Tea Party Ship Eleanor photos by Anthony Marks

Late afternoon sun From Len Burgess