2013 Beaux Arts Ball From Michael Miller

Hi Joey,

Photos from Saturday night’s Beaux Arts Ball. Again, I live over the bridge and by virtue of knowing Marianne in Bayview, I get to be part of these events. The food was plentiful and delicious and the band, Le Prestige,very  professional. 

More photos: http://finedesign.net/photo/index.php?/category/29



Ryan Russell Represents! In Minnesota (Don’t Ya Know)


Hey Joey, 

On a recent road trip (totaling over 3,300 miles round trip) to Minnesota, I thought I could shed some light on this little known fact about a widely know river.

The Mississippi River starts from Lake Itasca, MN when it simply flows over a merely 12 foot wide rock barrier to my left in the picture. From there, “THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI BEGINS TO FLOW ON IT’S WINDING WAY 2552 MILES TO THE GULF OF MEXICO.”


Stone’s Pub

P.S. Also learned that rescue pups can grow up to be brave dogs! Caroline got up to 40mph on the Jet Ski! www.capeannanimalaid.com



need people w cape ann woods knowledge !!


Dear Joey,

My wonderful hound is still missing. Every day that goes by i fear

his foot may be caught in a pile of rocks and coyotes 

may be tearing him apart. I’ve walked in the woods but i don’t know

them that well. 

GMG followers who know the woods of Dogtown,

Quarry areas, and Cape Ann, I need you !! As a writer/photographer,

I’ll document our search and collect your stories of the woods

if you have any. Please come walk in the woods and help me find this 

amazing and much loved dog. Know the best maps of the woods ? Tell me.

You love the woods, and so does my hound. Let’s make this a woods-lovers and dog-lovers success story !

Thanks, everyone.

alexandra stella d’maris



Movie Extras Wanted


The HBO Mini-Series entitled “Olive Kitteridge” will be shooting in the Cape Ann (Gloucester/Rockport/Manchester/Essex) and the North Shore area this coming September through November.

The film is looking for men and women who might be interested in taking part as extras (or background actors) for our production. We are particularly looking for small town New England seacoast characters: i.e. fishermen, dockworkers, bar goers, townsfolk, coffee shop regulars and others.

The casting call will be held this coming Saturday, August 10th from 9:00am-2:00pm at the Kyrouz Auditorium at Gloucester City Hall, 9 Dale Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930.

PLEASE: No one under 25 years old. PLEASE : Bring a recent, non-returnable, snapshot or photo with a photo ID. If you are selected, these are paid positions.

Tristan Colangelo GHS Hall of Famer – Loves the New Track

Tristan visits Gloucester and takes a quick jog on the new track. (see GDT Article)

Tristan also became a track star at Princeton University, and ran in the 2010 Boston Marathon.



Spiral Jetty

Brace Cove gloucester ©Kim Smith 2013 copy

One of my favorite artists is Robert Smithson (1938-1973), and I especially love his seminal earthwork Spiral Jetty, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, and created in 1970. The Brace Cove Sculptor created a mini-spiral jetty at the high tide line the other day, and it was fun to be reminded again of Smithson’s Spiral Jetty.

spiral jetty

Spiral Jetty is an earthwork sculpture made from rock and earth and is located on the northern end of the Great Salt Lake. Three new guardians are working to protect and promote the Spiral Jetty, and they are Dia Art Foundation, based out of New York City, the Great Salt Lake Institute, and the Utah Museum of Fine Art. For more information visit Siral Jetty.


spiral_jetty_800Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty

Spiral Jetty by Robert Smithson

Images Courtesy Google Image search

Chicago the Musical featuring Sefatia & Mayor Kirk opens Tuesday Aug 6th

The Annisquam Village Players Present CHICAGO

A true New York City institution, CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; and one show-stopping song after another.  No wonder CHICAGO has been honored with 6 Tony Awards®, 2 Olivier Awards®, and a Grammy®.

When:             Tuesday August 6 – Sunday August 11 . 2013
All performances @ 7:30pm

Where:           Annisquam Village Hall
                        36 Leonard Street, off of Route 127 North
Annisquam village in Gloucester MA 01930

Ticket Info:     Reserved Seating $32.
                        General Admission $16.
                       General Admission and Reserved Seating tickets can be ordered online.
                        Go to www.annisquamvillageplayers.com and click on Tickets.

                        General Admission tickets (but not reserved seating tickets) may be              purchased after July 22nd at the following locations:

  •  Annisquam Exchange, 32 Leonard Street, Annisquam 978-281-0358
  •  The Bookstore, 61 Main Street, Gloucester 978-281-1548
  •  Lula’s Pantry, 5 Dock Square, Rockport 978-546-0010

Directions:     http://annisquamvillageplayers.com/directions-parking

The Annisquam Village Hall is air-conditioned and handicap accessible.
Refreshments served at intermission.

This Is Our Youth Opens in Gloucester – Aug 8th

This just in from Heidi Dallin:

Kenneth Lonergan’s
This Is Our Youth
Opens At Gloucester Stage 

Gloucester Stage continues the 2013 season with Kenneth Lonergan’s This Is Our Youth from August 8 through August 25 in the air-conditioned comfort of Gloucester Stage Company at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Kenneth Lonergan’s funny, compassionate and powerful work is a living snapshot of the moment between adolescence and adulthood when many young people first go out into the world on their own, armed only with the ideas and techniques they developed as teenagers. In meticulous and hilarious detail, This Is Our Youth follows forty-eight turbulent hours in the lives of three very lost young souls in the big city in 1982 at the dawn of the Reagan Era. Lonergan examines the lives of three privileged teenagers in 1980’s Manhattan’s Upper West Side – when and where an abundance of worldly knowledge proves no substitute for familial affection. Directed by Lewis D. Wheeler, This Is Our Youth features the return of Jimi Stanton and Amanda Collins from 2012’s critically acclaimed 9 Circles, and the Gloucester Stage debut of Elliot Norton award winner Alex Pollock.

The performance schedule for This Is Our Youth is Thursday, August 8 through Saturday, August 10 at 8 pm; Wednesday, August 14 through Saturday, August 17 at 8 pm Wednesday, August 21 through Saturday, August 24 at 8 pm; Saturday matinees on August 10, August 17 and August 24 at 3 pm and Sunday performances on August 11, August 18 and August 25 at 4 pm. The 3 pm Saturday matinee on August 10 is a special Pay What You Can matinee. For this Saturday matinee only the ticket price is Pay What You Can. A limited amount of discount tickets are available to Cape Ann residents for all Wednesday and Thursday 8 pm performances. For these performances only, Cape Ann residents can purchase discounted tickets for $20. Advance reservations are strongly suggested to ensure tickets at the discounted price. Year round Cape Ann residents must identify themselves as Cape Ann residents when making a reservation and proof of residency must be presented at the box office the night of the performance. Following the 4 pm performance on Sunday, August 11, audiences are invited to a free post show discussion with the artists from This Is Our Youth. Gloucester Stage is handicapped accessible. Ticket prices are $40 for all performances. Senior citizen & student tickets are $35 for all performances. For reservations or further information, call the Gloucester Stage Box Office at 978-281-4433 or visit www.gloucesterstage.com

Kenneth Lonergan is a playwright, screenwriter, and director born in the Bronx, New York City, New York. He began writing in high school, later graduating from the NYU Playwriting Program. His first success came with the play This is Our Youth in 1996, and was followed by The Waverley Gallery in 1999, based on his grandmother’s Greenwich Village Gallery, and 2002’s Lobby Hero. Mr. Lonergan’s film career began with his screenplay for the gangland comedy Analyze This in 1999. He was subsequently offered a job writing 2000’s The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle. Mr. Lonergan wrote and directed his next film, 2000’s You Can Count on Me which was executive produced by Martin Scorsese. You Can Count on Me was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay, won the Sundance 2000 Grand Jury Prize, the New York Film Critics Circle, L.A. Film Critics Circle, Writers Guild of America and National Board of Review awards for Best Screenplay of 2001, the AFI awards for Best Film and Best New Writer, as well as The Sutherland Trophy at the London Film Festival. Mr. Lonergan went on to contribute to the screenplay for 2002’s Gangs of New York which garnered a WGA and Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. He wrote and directed the 2007 film Margaret starring Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Matthew Broderick, and his wife, J. Smith-Cameron. Mr. Lonergan is a member of Naked Angels. Mr. Lonergan is a member the New York Playwrights Lab which was founded by of Gloucester Stage’s Founding Artistic Director, emeritus, Israel Horovitz. Lonergan has spent time in Gloucester and as an audience member at Gloucester Stage during the New York Playwrights Lab Retreats held in Gloucester by Horovitz.

Lewis D. Wheeler makes his Gloucester Stage directing debut with This Is Our Youth. As an actor he has been seen onstage at GSC in Doubt and An Ideal Husband. He is a Founding member of the new Harbor Stage Company on Cape Cod (Wellfleet), where last year he directed David Rabe’s Sticks and Bones. . He directed Skirmishes at the Hudson Theatre in Los Angeles and co-produced the dramatic feature film Blue Diner (WGBH/PBS). Mr. Wheeler assisted his father David Wheeler on No Man’s Land at the American Repertory Theatre, Book of Grace with Company One, and Burn This at Trinity Rep, among many others. As an actor: Mr. Wheeler has appeared onstage at Harbor Stage, American Repertory Theatre, Huntington, New Rep, Lyric Stage, Commonwealth Shakespeare Co., WHAT, Publick Theater, Underground Railway/Central Square, Wellesley Summer Theatre, Shakespeare Now, Stoneham Theater, and Vineyard Playhouse. Mr. Wheeler studied theatre & film at Cornell University with David Feldshuh and received his MFA from the American Film Institute (AFI).

This Is Our Youth features the return of Jimi Stanton and Amanda Collins from Gloucester Stage’s critically acclaimed 2012 production of 9 Circles and the Gloucester Stage debut of Elliot Norton Award winning actor Alex Pollock. A playwright as well as an actor, Jimi Stanton is the author of the play Outside the Wire which was produced at the Boston Center for the Arts in 2011, and at this year’s Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, D.C. Amanda Collin’s regional theatre credits include The Seagull and Church with Harbor Stage Company; A Behanding in Spokane, The Bald Soprano, Speech and Debate, Shortstack, Colorado, and What Then with Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater; When The World Was Green and An Ideal Husband at American Stage in Florida; The Island of Slaves with Orfeo Group; and Brecht’s The Life of Galileo with Underground Railway. Ms. Collins is a member of Theatre Espresso, performing interactive, historical dramas at schools and courthouses across New England. She received a BA in History and Theatre from Regis College. GSC newcomer Alex Pollock has appeared in The Seagull, and Sticks and Bones with Harbor Stage Company; Our Town with the Huntington Theatre Company; A Behanding in Spokane and Daughter of Venus with Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater; and Little Black Dress at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre. In 2011, Mr. Pollock received an Elliot Norton Award for his work as KJ in The Aliens with Company One, and in 2005 he was awarded a Princess Grace Award for his acting.

This Is Our Youth runs from August 8 through August 25 at Gloucester Stage, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. The performance schedule for This Is Our Youth is Thursday, August 8 through Saturday, August 10 at 8 pm; Wednesday, August 14 through Saturday, August 17 at 8 pm Wednesday, August 21 through Saturday, August 24 at 8 pm; Saturday matinees on August 10, August 17 and August 24 at 3 pm and Sunday performances on August 11, August 18 and August 25 at 4 pm. Ticket prices are $40 for all performances. Senior citizen & student tickets are $35 for all performances. For reservations or further information, call the Gloucester Stage Box Office at 978-281-4433 or visit www.gloucesterstage.com.

GMG Local Twitterati Report 8/5/13

Wednesdays at The Rhumb Line ~ This week’s host: Allen Estes with his special guests: Old Cold Tater.

Special: Tenderloin Tips over Salad!
Wednesdays Only!Hello everyone!
Wednesday, August 7th
This Week’s Host: ALLEN ESTES!

Allen’s Special Guests:

This week kicks off a busy August stretch for me.  I’ll be with
the Sail Rock Tour (Orleans, Christopher Cross, John Ford
Coley, Al Stewart, many more) hitting cities all over North
America.  Allen Estes, once again, graciously steps in to keep
things rolling over the next few weeks.  This Wednesday, he
brings the wonderful bluegrass group Old Cold Tater back to
the Rhumb Line stage.  You’ll love it! ~ Fly :-)
Dinner with Fly Amero: 8 – 11pm
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Tenderloin Tips over Salad –  $11.95(while they last)
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Aug 14: Allen Estes hosts w/guest Marina Evans

Aug 21: Allen Estes hosts w/guests The Backwoods Ramblers

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

Enjoying vacation in New York State

I’m sorry to have missed the  Gloucester Street Bazaar, but I’m off having a grand old time with family in New York State.  This is part 1 of a 2-part vacation, so I won’t be back with new Gloucester photos for a few days.  In the meantime, here is a taste of a Hutchings’ (my mother’s side of the family) get-together!

Beautiful landscapes:

Family photos:

My father and I
My cool cousin Kevin and I

Going over vintage family photos:

My grandma with her cat

And of course I’m doing origami, but I already posted some of those photos… and more will be showing up soon!

Matthew Green



Amistad From Mary Barker

Hi Joey

The Amistad’s captain, Greg Bailey, was gracious enough to allow me onboard to take some photos.

2 of his crew, Whitney and Scott, were kind to give me a tour and some education.  The Amistad is such a

gorgeous historical boat, in such a wonderfully historic port.  She is absolutely a must see while she is visiting.

The Amistad is docked on the Harbor Loop at the Maritime Center, near the Ardelle.  Here are a few photos.

Mary Barker

Amistad Capt. Greg and USCG Michael Bergmann

Captain Greg Bailey with Michael Bergmann USCG

Amistad from stern

Amistad from the stern

Amistad stern from midship

Amistad stern from midship

Amistad midshp

Amistad midship looking aft

Amistad bow with crew Whitney

Amistad bow from midship with crew member Whitney

Below deck on the Amistad-

Amistad berthsAmistad crew Scot in Mav CenterAmistad foc'sleAmistad storage