GloucesterCast April 23, 2013 With Host Joey C and Guest Fr Matthew Green

GloucesterCast April 23, 2013 With Host Joey C and Guest Fr Matthew Green

Click to listen- With Host Joey C and Guest Father Matthew Green

We discuss Fr Green’s recent decision to take a year off from priesthood.  What he loves about Gloucester, His Favorite Local restaurants, His origami classes at The Hive and how he announced his decision to his parishioners.

Video- The Summer (of teaching) With Lindsay Crouse

Lindsay stopped down the dock to talk about the many opportunities to listen to her teachings including one at The Hive on the 26th, The Summer Retreat, Amesbury, New York, Rocky Neck Cultural Center and Rockport.

She will be at The Hive 11 Pleasant St Gloucester April 26th 7-9PM to give her talk- “Creative Where It Counts” Listen to the interview for more info-

For more info-


Stepping Up For City Hall

RUN, don’t walk – to Bananas, Gloucester Music or Alexandra’s Bread and get your tickets for the enormously popular theatrical event and fundraiser – STEPPING UP FOR CITY HALL.

Imagine the Gloucester Bananas shop windows come to life, as the mastermind of style, Richard Leonard and his accomplices, the Bananarettes, provide an elaborate and high class revue, Stepping Up for City Hall on Saturday evening May 4th and Sunday afternoon May 5th. You will feel you have been transported to Broadway from the minute you step into our historic Kyrouz Auditorium, and we are certain you will leave uplifted and entertained.

Tickets are nearly SOLD OUT for the Saturday event, but there are still limited tickets available for the Sunday afternoon show, available at Bananas, Gloucester Music and Alexandra’s Bread. 

Sunday tickets are $35 and doors open at 2:00 pm for the 2:45 show. 

You do not want to miss out on this one of a kind event!


Honors Youth Choir of Chorus North Shore Concert Friday 5/3 at Shalin Liu

The Honors Youth Choir of Chorus North Shore is very excited about the
opportunity to perform their spring concert  “Music Shall Live”  at 7:00 PM
on Friday, May 3rd at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport.

CNS Youth Choir Rockport Concert 4-27-2012 4-09-34 PMThis 50 member choir  of youth ages 10 through high school come from 16
communities across the North Shore.

The program is comprised of songs that are an invitation to sing and
include music from the Renaissance period to folk songs.  The title of the
concert “Music Shall Live” comes from an early German round about music, a
song that the choir will perform.

The choir is directed by Sonja Dahlgren Pryor and accompanied by Dr. Frank

Tickets: $18
Available on line at:
By calling 978.546.7391 M-F, 10 AM – 4 PM
By visiting the box office M-F, 10 AM – 4 PM
35 Main Street, Rockport MA, 01966
This concert is made possible by grants from The Essex Cultural Council, The
Gloucester Cultural Council and The Rockport Cultural Council

Cape Ann Youth who are Choir Members:
From Rockport: Benjamin Adams,  Emily Dailey, Sarah Palmer,  Sophie
Palmer,  Katrina Tuck
From Gloucester:   Johanna Couture-Pocaro,  Olivia Francis,  Mariah
Murphy-Thornley,  Shannon Murphy-Thornley, Isabella Piscitello,  Charlotte
Salmon,  Kayla Saltonstall,  Rachel Wolfe
From Manchester:  Nellie Boling,  Madeleine Potter, Tori Potter,  Izzi
Schmidt,  Santana Tosi

The Honors Youth Choir of Chorus North Shore is an outstanding group of 50
talented young local musicians. They come together to learn the discipline
and joy of shared music–and many go on to study music in college. The
children come from communities all over the North Shore–from Rockport to
Newburyport and Marblehead–and represent the diversity of the area with
children from public and private schools and several who are home schooled.

The Choir’s repertoire includes work by Faure, Brahms, Handel, Mozart,
Britten, and Bernstein. They regularly sing with the Chorus North Shore,
matching the discipline of the 125-voice adult chorus.

The Honors Youth Choir is a fully funded program allowing students aged ten
through high school the opportunity to learn and perform choral masterworks
and present extraordinary concerts. The singers are selected by audition and
must attend scheduled rehearsals and concerts. Chorus North Shore artistic
director, Sonja Dahlgren Pryor and executive director Mary Sepich bring
their experience as lifelong educators and musicians to the planning and
development of this special group.

Think Pink! if you want that quel-que chose

Cornus florida rubra Pink Flowering Dogwood ©Kim Smith 2012Pink Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida rubra)

Peony 'Adored' ©Kim Smith 2012

Peony ‘Adored’

Viridiflora Tulip ©Kim Smith 2012

China Town Viridiflora Tulip

Magnolia 'Alexandrina' ©Kim Smith 2012

Magnolia ‘Alexandrina’

Kay Tompson sings “Think Pink!” in Funny Face (1957, starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire). The character of Dick Avery, played by Fred Astaire, is in part based on the real life fashion photographer Richard Avedon.

The Supervising Editor for my Black Swallowtail film, Craig Kimberley, and I, spent Saturday afternoon adding titles and color correcting. I have been looking at lots of films to study how some of my favorite film titles are created and discovered that Richard Avedon designed the opening title sequence and provided the stills for Funny Face, including this famously over-exposed iconic photo of Hepburn.



The Big, BIG STRUM Saturday, May 18 The Gloucester House 63 Rogers Street Gloucester, MA Doors @7pm

The Big Strum

Purchase tickets ($20-advance, $22-at the door)
The Gloucester House – 978-283-1812
Gloucester Music – 978-281-4874

Jim Malcolm, one of Scotland’s finest traditional singers and songwriters, is bringing his award-winning music to Rockport MA in April.

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Jim Malcolm, one of Scotland’s finest traditional singers and songwriters, is bringing his award-winning music to Rockport MA in April.

Malcolm, who has twice been booked to sing for Prince Charles, was voted Scotland’s Songwriter of the Year in 2004 and was shortlisted for the Scots Singer of the Year award in 2004, 2005 and 2009. He has been described as “one of the most outstanding talents to emerge from the Scottish Folk Scene in years”.

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The concert is being organised by Elizabeth Malcolmson, who with her husband has been hearing Malcolm perform for years at house concerts and in larger venues with Old Blind Dogs, and wanted to bring the artist closer to home. “Jim combines amazing music with great stories,” said Elizabeth, “and I thought how wonderful it would be to hear him play for my family, friends and other musical enthusiasts, in my own home town.”

And Malcolm, for his part, is looking forward to playing in MA. “I love playing for American audiences, which have always been good to me,” he said. “Scottish audiences can be a bit reserved but Americans seem better at having a good time – my concerts are usually really good fun. I’m looking forward to playing in Rockport MA again.”

Malcolm, who was front man with the much-loved Old Blind Dogs for seven years, plays guitar and mouthorgan and sings songs from the Scots tradition, as well as his own award-winning compositions.

Often played on the radio show Thistle & Shamrock, Malcolm was brought up in the Perthshire and Angus areas of Scotland and was steeped in traditional music and song from a young age. He learned to play guitar while at school and by his early twenties was winning songwriting contests and playing in folk clubs all over Scotland. He later took up harmonica and is now a leading exponent of simultaneous guitar and harmonica, “displaying more talent than many who have made their living from harmonica alone,” as one critic wrote.

In December 2004 Malcolm won the coveted Songwriter of the Year title in the Scots Trad Music Awards, and he has eight solo CDs to his credit.

Beach Gourmet’s Open Chef’s Table – Sunday, April 28th

Open Chef’s Table – Sunday, April 28th

(The last table sold out within 24 hours)!


Please join us for Beach Gourmet’s

Open Chef’s Table

(You can sign up for one place or all 12)


Hors d’oeuvres

Broiled Shrimp Cocktail

Pear and Blue Cheese Tartlet

Wine: Labrandi Ciro Rosato, Calabria, Italy

Spring Greens with Roasted Pear, Blue Cheese, Toasted Pecan, and White Wine Vinaigrette

Wine: Weingut St. Urbans-Hof Trochen Riesling Kabinett "Wiltinger"

Spiced Duck Breast with Savory Bread Pudding, Plums Sauce and Roasted Spring Vegetables

Wine: Radio-Coteau Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2009

(A wine typically exclusive to America’s finest restaurants, 94 pts. in Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar)


Warm Apple Gallette With Sea Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Wine: Chateau Climens Barzac

Visit Beach Gourmet and Savour Wine and Cheese

76 Prospect St. 978 282-1455

Making Pottery at the Hive

The Hive offers all sorts of fun art classes, including pottery. I tried my hand at the pottery wheel recently, and had a lot of fun! Here are some photos.

You start by getting your hands dirty…

When you’re done, the clay has to be fired in the kiln with a whole batch of pottery. So, you have to wait a week or so, until it is ready to be painted.

Painting the fired clay comes next…
…then you cover it all with glaze and wait for it to be fired in the kiln again…
…and thus it emerges from the kiln! Not bad for a novice!
And it’s useful, too…

Click on over to The Hive’s website to see the upcoming courses and workshops for teens and adults – or to Art Haven for children’s programs!

Fr. Matthew Green

Enter a Film in the Motif 1 Day Short Film Festival!!!

The Motif No. 1 Day festival celebrates art across different mediums on May 18th, and this year’s event is jam-packed with activities, which will be highlighted over the next few weeks. First part of the festival we’re highlighting on GMG? The Motif 1 short film festival, a new part of the event this year. The festival organizers are calling for films up to 10 minutes in length with Cape Ann as the subject. Any aspect of Cape Ann — industry, geography, the arts, the people — anything that conveys a sense of place. If you have something you’ve created, or know a filmmaker who is working on a piece on Cape Ann,  please submit a film or spread the word about submissions for screening consideration.  For more info go to For inspiration check out Emile Doucette’s short film on the Lanesville Parade.RFmotif2013film

Hold Fast and Stay True From Fred Bodin

Fred writes-

What a week, heavy and horrific. Today, Sunday, I wanted to go to church, something I don’t do enough. This a window from the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church near where I sat today. I came away with this thought: "Hold Fast and Stay True."


Deej Viau Would Like a Little Earth Clean Up Help In Her Neighborhood

Deej submits yesterday early afternoon-

This is Gloucester Ave. across the street from the bowling alley up to Maplewood.  I’ve been yellow bagging it today and can’t put a dent in how bad it is.  I could stand still, not
move my feet and with my grabber, fill a yellow bag to the brim, move two
feet and do it again.

and an update from Deej last night-

I went back out tonight to another street one block over.  Again, unbelievable, adjacent to a building on Grove Street .  I’m plowing away and a little 8 year old named Jake comes out with his grabber.  He wants to help me.  My yellow bag is full and I was just about to go home but I couldn’t resist.  He ran in his house and got his own bag to share with me.  He asked me why people put trash on the ground and I had no good answer for him.  We chatted away about school and homework and reading books.  I told him thanks little pal and he asked if we could meet tomorrow.  I was so overwhelmed.  We parted but I got back into it a little further up the block and got over this broken fence.  Jake must have seen me and I see him coming back up the street with a huge wheel barrel.  We found so much more stuff, even a new hockey stick he asked if he could have.  What a great boy.  His parents should be proud.  I will write him a thank you note and get him a Friendly’s  gift card,  not because I think he should be rewarded but just because he is an awesome kid.  Nice end to a dirty day!

Community Stuff 4/23/13

Ohana will be participating in Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer.  During the week of May 6th – 12th  – 50% of all sales of desserts will be donated to fight breast cancer. 

Join us for the Jerusalem studies, Haifa works, Tel Aviv dances! Learn about 3 major Israeli cities! Enjoy the music, dance, food, learning activities and games!

Sunday, April 28th at 10 am at the Temple Ahavat Achim (86 Middle St., Gloucester).

Israel Celebrates 65



Since being burned last June, I have had 5 skin grafts and 5 surgeries. Between the surgeries and follow up appointments at Mass General Hospital, I have found myself on Cape Ann once or twice a month. Being treated as a "local" by the community has been wonderful. My friends are having this fundraiser to help me with my expenses as I have been out of work 7 of the last 10 months and when I am back to work, it is only part time until the next surgery. Bob and Dave from VINTAGE @ 211 East Main St. Gloucester was kind enough to donate a 100% wool hand knit Irish sweater towards the raffle. Thank you Bob and Dave. If anyone else wishes to donate or contribute a raffle item/gift certificate, I will be back in the area, May 9-10 and I could pick up at that time. Or they could be mailed to the p.o. box address on the fundraiser information sheet.

As always, post all, some or none.

thank you, Joey,

Lisa Cardinal


Boston Marathon bombing victims face daunting uninsured costs

Dear Joey,

I’m not sure what the appropriate format is to submit this to you at GMG, but there is a small window of opportunity to target help for these innocent victims. The NYT just published this article this morning:

One Fund Boston has been established by Governor Patrick and Mayor Menino, and it accepts PayPal, credit cards and checks. I’ve already posted this on my FaceBook account.

Thanks, Rick Isaacs