Hamilton Wenham High School Varsity Girls Lacrosse Support Boston Strong

Daphne Papp submits-

Dear Joey,

I thought you might be interest in the HWHS Varsity Girls Lacrosse Team (Grace’s Team). Grace is the only one on the team from Gloucester! They are 11-3 after their most recent victory against Pentucket. Grace starts as Middie!


Daphne Papp

The Hamilton Wenham High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team Support Boston Strong.  


(bottom row left to right) Eliza Roberts, Phoebe Shaw, Rebecca Dixon, Nicole Foringer, Anna Rourke, Annie Whelan, Taylor Ward, Maggie Burns, Sarah Crossan 

(middle row left to right) Julia Ferreira, Morgan Kimball, Emily Gaucher (Captains) 

(top row left to right) *coach* Amanda Chase-  Catherine Martin, Franny Ambrose, Hannah Johnson, Kendall Santin, Grace Papp, Kayla Frain, Caroline Fallon, Maddy Werner, Meghan Stone, Jeanine Zheng, and Catherine Ecker  

Garden Tour Tonight at Willowdale Estate!

Please join me tonight for a tour of the butterfly gardens I designed for Willowdale Estate. Come experience a taste of Briar’s gracious hospitality and enjoy refreshments served in the conservatory. I stopped by the gardens yesterday and the spring blooms are at their peak and simply spectacular this year–not only the tulips but many natives as well, including Eastern Redbud, Cornus florida, and Carolina Silverbell. I will also be showing several of my short films. Please RSVP to Sarah at: Sarah@WillowdaleEstate.com ~ 978-887-8211.

I hope to see you there!


PODCAST: Allen Estes interviews Poco founder Rusty Young ~ See Poco on Friday @ Shalin Liu

The band who popularized country-rock and influenced the Eagles is coming to Shalin Liu on Friday and we were lucky enough to get Rusty Young, one of the band’s founders on the phone to talk about their new music and Friday’s show.

Local legend Allen Estes interviewed Rusty by phone and we’ve got the podcast of that interview right here.

[audio http://gimmesound.com/_media/Rusty.mp3]

There are still a few seats left for the Poco show at Shalin Liu on Friday, but they aren’t likely to last, so click here to get them now.

Take a look at last week’s SingerSongwriterShuffle@ Giuseppe’s Ristorante, Gloucester, Ma. 8.9.2013

Second SingerSongwriterShuffle


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It was a wonderful night filled with original music.and more. The best atmosphere and great food and beverages too. You should seriously check out Memory Layne’s desserts they are the best.

This week is Mike O’Connell, Amy Lohman, Willie Alexander, Brad Byrd, Chelsea Berry, Michael Thomas Doyle and TMax of The Noise > http://thenoise-boston.com/

World Organ Day 2013 at St. Ann’s Church

A week ago today was World Organ Day!  Althout it is an initiative of Notre Dame de Paris, it was celebrated around the world with more than 850 organ concerts.  Fr. John Kiley, pastor of Holy Family Parish, joined in with a concert here in Gloucester at St. Ann’s Church (a worship site of Holy Family Parish).

Fr Kiley on the organ

Organ concert smallAlthough St. Ann’s has a real pipe organ, it is in sore need of work, and the parish does not have the funds for the organ’s restoration.  So, Fr. Kiley gave the concert on the church’s electric organ instead. It sounds nice, but it doesn’t quite measure up to the real pipe organ.  After the concert, Fr. Kiley played one verse of a popular hymn using some of the registers on the old pipe organ that still work more or less well, and the difference was notable.

Fr. Matthew Green


Chickity Check It!- Story About Zack Teal, Crew On Ardelle For Fun

Laurie Fullerton submits-

Hi Joey,

I wrote this story for WickedLocal.com and it ran last week in the Amesbury News. I was hoping it might run in Gloucester, too. It is about young Zack Teal who is a cremate on the schooner Ardelle but also lives in Essex in summer. He is building the whaleboat at Lowells boatshop but also was the young lad who helped build the schooner Ardelle. He is off to Maine Maritime this fall after graduation. Just thought you might like to post it.  Cheers and thanks, – Laurie Fullerton

Here is the link and photos

Read more: The Whaleboat Project: Smooth sailing at Lowell’s as launch date nears – Amesbury, MA – Amesbury News http://www.wickedlocal.com/amesbury/news/x179155098/The-Whaleboat-Project-Smooth-sailing-at-Lowells-as-launch-date-nears#axzz2T0qZXEHP