Chickity Check It!- Ghostly Shipyards From Around The World

From Vincze Miklós on

Where do boats go when they die? Sometimes they end up in vast ship graveyards, sometimes craggy, foggy places where ships have met their doom, and sometimes spots where ships are deliberately left to rust. There’s a quiet beauty to many of these graveyards and their resting inhabitants.

For the entire post and incredible images- Ghostly Shipyards From Around The World


Beachfront Apartment on Beautiful Rocky Neck

mary janes summer rental

Available June 24th through August.  $450/week in June and $700/week July
and August, with a four week minimum stay.  For more photos of the area and
apartment, visit

Full size bed in bedroom; sofabed in living room opens to a full size bed; cable
TV, WIFI; waterfront porch with view of Gloucester Harbor and Boston
skyline; sublime swimming beach at your doorstep.

Five minutes to Gloucester Stage, summer restaurants, art galleries, shops and
located in Gloucester’s Rocky Neck Cultural District.

Contact: or 978-314-7008

Come Visit My Film’s New Website!

When you have a spare minute, I hope you”ll take a moment to look at the new website for my forthcoming film Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly. I had lots of fun creating the website and it was great to be able to assemble and house all the information in one place, including photos, upcoming events, the trailer, and a share page. Please let me what you think. THANK YOU! 

Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly


To all who have expressed interest in attending the premier of Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly, the advance tickets are selling rapidly and the event is nearly sold out.  Please purchase tickets while still available. Link to Advance Ticket sales at Cape Ann Community Cinema.

Reminder ~ Cape Ann TV Annual Meeting is Tonight

Message From Cape Ann TV Board President Paul J ~
Everyone’s busy these days. Just a quick reminder note – the CATV Annual Meeting is tonight!

It’s going to be an interesting and enjoyable event with:  CATV clips from the past year; a short overview of station performance; and brief, but insightful presentations from 4 current show producers.

The Meeting is at the TV studio- 38 Blackburn Center. It will go from 7-8 pm.

It’s going to be a good one. Hope to see you later.


Friday, May 31st Special Musical Events

Ken Bonfield CD release concert

photo by Louise Welch
photo by Louise Welch

Friday, May 31, 2013
Cape Ann Community Cinema,
at 7:30pm
Tickets $15, every ticket-holder will receive a copy of the new CD Legacy!
Cape Ann Community Cinema,
21 Main St.
Gloucester, MA
(978) 309-8448

musical shabbat - guitarMusical Kabbalat Shabbat led by Rabbi Steven Lewis
Friday, May 31st,  @ 8pm
Temple Ahavat Achim
86 Middle Street
Gloucester, MA

David Brown to join John Rockwell Tomorrow night @ Alchemy Bistro ~ Ladies night 7-9

Women, Wine & Chocolate


5-5-5 SPECIALS: Tapas, Wine, Dessert $15 For Women only, and those who admire them.

John Rockwell fills the house 7-9 PM


John Rockwell

db a

David Brown

If you heard any Billy Joel song from the 1980’s,

you’ve heard Dave Brown play guitar.
If you enjoyed Simon & Garfunkel’s “Concert for Central Park”,
you’ve heard Dave Brown play guitar.
If you come to Alchemy this Wednesday from 7-9pm, you can hear it again!
Gloucester has produced some amazing musicians, and it is a real privilege for me to have Dave join me this week. This should be good.
Oh, and don’t forget: it’ll be Ladies Night and there are some great food and drink specials.
I hope to see you,

And this is why I’m not a nature guy…

A couple of weeks ago we were walking through Halibut Point Park with another family, the Daniels. Halibut Point is one of the area’s true gems with gorgeous vistas, easy to navigate trails, nice spots to stop and picnic, it’s just fantastic and if you haven’t gone I’d say it’s in the top ten list of things to do when you visit.

While we’re walking through Halibut Point we hear a bullfrog.  Matt Daniels, great guy and the dad in the other family hops onto a rock, spots the bullfrog and snatches the thing up in his hands.  Just like that he had a bullfrog in his hands, showing it to all the kids.

Now the thought of reaching down and grabbing a frog is just not anything I’d ever think of doing.  Grabbing a frog holds about as much appeal to me as handling a steamy turd barehanded.

When I encounter wildlife all that runs through my head is how the creature is going to attack me or peck my eyes out or rip my guts out and leave me there with my entrails hanging out waiting for the buzzards to come and finish me off.

Anyway, this video here confirms all my suspicions about wildlife-

Here is Matt Daniels holding the frog we saw at Halibut Point State Park-


I see you looking at me killer attack frog. I’m watching you watching me!

Stone Cold Assassin.

Community Stuff 5/28/13

Strawberry Festival and Plant Sale, Saturday June 1st 9a.m. rain or shine Holy Family Parish (St. Ann’s Yard if shine, Monsignor Sullivan Hall if rain. This year besides all the wonderful plants, homemade goodies, jams, breads, and relishes there will be a Grannies Attic., with such items as vintage dishes, silverware, linens, knick-knacks and household items.

The ladies Guild have been hard at work getting plants ready to sell, not to mention the homemade jelly and jams and lots more. Come and visit Grannies attic for the match to that favorite China tea cup or the tea pot that has been broken, or a linen tablecloth for that special occasion.

Remember Saturday June 1st Rain or Shine St Ann’s Rectory Yard Prospect if Shine or if rain Monsignor Sullivan Hall Pleasant Street if rain.