Great Day for a Sail From Mary Barker

Hi Joey,

Sunday afternoon was a spectacular day for a sail.   The Adventure took full advantage with the first of hopefully many Thank You Sails.  We sailed with 52 people who have/had been volunteers, donors, crew and board members at various times in the last 25 years.

It was so much fun to have the various ‘generations’ of the Adventure’s restoration team aboard.  There were so many stories shared, friendships renewed, and new friendships started.  We plan to continue our Thank You Sails with intention of including as many of the people as possible who have participated in making this dream a reality.

Mary Barker

QUESTION for the GMG audience

QUESTION for the GMG audience: If The Sargent House Museum remained open
beyond our summer season on one weekend day, which should it be?: Saturday?
Or, Sunday?
Please message us and give us your preference. Thanks!

email here-

Kimberlee A. Cloutier-Blazzard, Ph.D.
Development Associate | Sargent House Museum |


Sargent House Museum

Posted on April 25, 2009 by Joey C

Sargent House Museum Video Tour Part II

Posted on April 25, 2009 by Joey C

Sargent House Video Tour Part III

Posted on April 26, 2009 by Joey C

Sargent House Museum Tour Part IV-

Posted on April 27, 2009 by Joey C

Other Sargent House Museum Posts on GMG Here

Keving Berrigan Represents! At The Great Wall of China

Hi Joey,
Just wanted to share our representation of GMG at The Great Wall in Beijing, China on a recent business trip I took………these were taken on the Jiankou section. We lucked out and had a pretty clear day when we were here!!
Thanks! Kevin


A fun Sunday with the grandchildren

Papa, Aunty Ericka and Nonnie went up to visit, Ms. Maddie, Owen, Cole and Avery on Sunday.  What fun they are, the 3/5 to 4 hour drive up and then back all in the same day is all worthwhile when we pull into the driveway and they come running out hugging and laughing.  Here are a couple of pictures

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Cape Ann Symphony Opens 62nd Season on Saturday September 28th

This just in from Heidi Dallin:

Yoichi Udagawa, Music Director

TO OPEN 62nd Season

Cape Ann Symphony opens the 62nd concert season with A Fantastic Program! on Saturday, September 28 at 8 pm. in their performance venue at Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium on 36 Lincoln Street in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. A Fantastic Program! features the return of acclaimed concert soloist cellist Owen Young. A member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1991, Mr. Young joins CAS for the season opening concert to play Dvorak’s Cello Concerto. The program also includes Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. The Cape Ann Symphony concerts are held at the Manchester-Essex High School auditorium on 36 Lincoln Street in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium is handicapped accessible. Ticket prices are $35 for adults, $30 for senior citizens, $20 for Young Adults and Free for children age 18 and under. For tickets and information, call 978-281-0543 or visit

Cape Ann Symphony’s Open Rehearsal of the concert is Friday, September 27 at 7:30 pm. at the Manchester-Essex High School auditorium. The public is invited to the Open Rehearsal during which Conductor Udagawa, guest artist Owen Young and the orchestra is scheduled to work on the music in the Saturday night concert. Conductor Udagawa will take questions from the audience following the Open Rehearsal. Admission to the Open Rehearsal is $10 for Adults and Free for Children 12 and under.

Mr. Young made his Cape Ann Symphony debut in 2007 with the Saint Saens’ Cello Concerto. In 2009 he returned to the CAS to perform Brahms’ Double Concerto with violin soloist Lucia Lin. Conductor Udagawa is eager to work with Mr. Young again, “Owen Young is an incredible cellist and he never fails to impress and move audiences. The way he plays the Dvorak Concerto is not to be missed. A versatile musician, he plays all kinds of music perfectly and in addition to his work in the Boston Symphony, he plays in James Taylor’s band. He is a favorite with the Cape Ann Symphony audiences and we are really looking forward to working with him.”

Owen Young joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in August 1991. As a concert soloist, he has appeared with numerous orchestras, including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops Orchestra, Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, Racine Symphony Orchestra, and San Antonio Chamber Orchestra. He also frequently performs chamber music and recitals in the United States and abroad. Mr. Young often performs with singer/songwriter James Taylor, including the nationally televised recorded concert James Taylor Live at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. A founding member of the innovative chamber ensemble Innuendo, Mr. Young is a frequent collaborator in chamber music concerts and festivals and has appeared at Tanglewood, the Banff Centre for the Arts, Brevard Music Center, and the Aspen, Davos, Sunflower, Gateway, and St. Barth’s Music Festivals. His performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio, WQED in Pittsburgh, WITF in Harrisburg, and WGBH in Boston. Mr. Young has served on the faculties of the Boston Conservatory, New England Conservatory’s Extension Division, and the Longy School of Music and is currently active in Project STEP (String Training and Educational Program for Students of Color) and the BSO’s Boston Music Education Collaborative. From 1991 to 1996, he served as a Harvard-appointed resident tutor and director of concerts for Dunster House at Harvard University.

Mr. Young began his career as a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center in 1986 and 1987.  He went on to play with the Atlanta Symphony in 1988 and with the Boston Symphony during the 1988-89 Season. He was a member of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra from 1986 to 87 and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra from 1989 until he joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1991. His teachers included Eleanor Osborn, Michael Grebanier, Anne Martindale Williams, and Aldo Parisot. He received both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yale University and served as principal cello of the Yale Symphony Orchestra and the soloist for its 1986 European tour.

Founded in Gloucester in 1951, the Cape Ann Symphony is a professional orchestra of over 70 players from throughout the New England area. They perform a subscription season of four concerts per year plus several Pops and youth concerts. The Symphony Board of Directors named Yoichi Udagawa the Music Director and Conductor of the Cape Ann Symphony in the summer of 2000 after a yearlong search. In addition to his leadership of Cape Ann Symphony, he is Music Director and Conductor of the Melrose Symphony Orchestra, and the Quincy Symphony Orchestra and a cover conductor at the Boston Pops Orchestra. Mr. Udagawa is on the faculty of the Boston Conservatory where he teaches conducting. Frequently invited to guest conduct, Mr. Udagawa has worked with many different orchestras including the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Nobeoka Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, the University of Texas Symphony Orchestra, the Indian Hill Symphony, the Garden State Philharmonic, the Brown University Orchestra, the Syracuse Society for New Music, the Boston Conservatory Orchestra, the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, the Newton Symphony, the Austin Civic Orchestra, and the Mid-Texas Symphony.

Mr. Udagawa is at home in popular and contemporary music as well as the standard symphonic repertoire. He is known for his relaxed manner and ability to speak from the podium which has helped new audiences as well as enthusiasts gain a greater appreciation for symphonic music. His programs often include premieres of new works – some specially commissioned for the orchestra — as well as great orchestral works across the symphonic repertoire and lively Pops programs. He is also an integral part of the Cape Ann Symphony Youth Outreach programs to area schools.

Yoichi Udagawa, the son of a nuclear physicist father and singer/artist mother, was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1964. His family immigrated to the United States soon thereafter. He began playing the violin at age four and made his conducting debut at age fifteen. After receiving a music degree from the University of Texas at Austin, he continued advanced studies in conducting with Gunther Schuller, Seiji Ozawa, Morihiro Okabe, and Henry Charles Smith. A fan of many different styles of music, Mr. Udagawa also enjoys performing gospel music in addition to his conducting activities. He is also an accomplished violinist and an avid fan of exercise and yoga.

The Cape Ann Symphony’s A Fantastic Program! is Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 8:00 pm at the Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium on 36 Lincoln Street in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium is handicapped accessible. Ticket prices are $35 for adults, $30 for senior citizens, $20 for Young Adults and Free for children 18 years old and under. The Open Rehearsal is Friday, September 27 at 7:30 pm at the Manchester-Essex High School auditorium. Admission for the Open Rehearsal is $10 for Adults and Free for Children 18 years old and under. For information, call 978-281-0543 or visit

Hometown Girl, Caitlin McGrath, makes it big in LA

Joe McGrath send us this post about a new single and independent record label from Gloucester native, Caitlin McGrath.  Check it out!

Caitlin McGrath released her first single and music video this month under her independent label. The video depicts her ‘Change of Scenery’ song starting with a drive to the airport in the ’65 Buick Riviera, then a trip around the globe to Japan, Korea, Italy, Morocco and more. Caitlin is working in LA, but will be visiting Cape Ann next month for her sister’s wedding celebration.

Get Change of Scenery on iTunes here and Amazon here.

Caitlin and partner Reggie Pierre, of Diamond Girl fame, have produced the song, video and founded King Lion Music LLC to promote this and many more to come.

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


Special: Tenderloin Tips over Salad! Wednesdays Only!
Hello everyone!
Wednesday, September 25th
Special Guest: JOHN ROCKWELL! 


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John Rockwell.~ Fly 🙂

A Special Note: There are still good seats left for my show at Shalin Liu with Jon Butcher this coming Saturday.Click here…

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!

Next week…

Ron Schrank

Coming soon…

Mitch Chakour

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

View to Sushi at Madfish

On the way to the sushi bar at the Madfish Grille, I glanced over my shoulder and shot this view. The only thing better was the sushi. Fabulous. Call for their hours, as I think they're open weekends now, until the end of  Columbus Day weekend.
On the way to the sushi bar at the Madfish Grille, I glanced over my shoulder and shot this view. The only thing better was the sushi. Fabulous. Unfortunatetly closed for the season, three weeks early.
After that stunning vista, our next view was this! Japanese sushi chefs, best quality seafood, and so so friendly.
After that stunning scene, our next view was this: Japanese sushi chefs, best quality seafood, and so friendly. Keep it in mind for next year, I will. Unfortunately, they have closed for the season. The restaurant, gallery and activity focus is now changing to Main Street in Downtown Gloucester. Great sushi is at at Latitude 43 on Rogers Street. All Downtown businesses are open all year. All  restaurants (except Captain Carlos), stores, and galleries are also open. So, look for events here, come cold weather or snow. The next BIG ONE: “Mug Up, LONG BEACH STYLE!” It will be a big Good Morning Gloucester Mug Up with a twist, the benefit of one of Cape Ann’s best beaches, hosted in a classic Long Beach “Summer Cottage.”. Maybe somebody can bring Breakfast Sushi. Anyway, there will be parking and access to the public beach. The public as well as visitors and Long Beach residents are welcome and invited. Bring your camera, beach chair, kids, and surf rod if you like. Details to follow, with photos. Mark it on your calendar. It will happen on Sunday 10/6/13. This will be a mug up to remember (GMG authors take note).

Backyard Growers Update: School Harvest Days — Pics & Stats

Students at West Parish, Beeman, and East Gloucester Schools had an awesome time harvesting veggies and doing other harvest activities with the Backyard Growers Program last week. The children harvested a combined total of 272 lbs. of produce!
Veterans School Harvest Day is coming up this Wednesday, and Plum Cove School did their harvest over a series of days. We’ll update you on these schools soon!
Three of the schools–West Parish, East Gloucester, and Plum Cove–incorporated the fresh fall veggies, including carrots, beets, potatoes, and squash, into the school lunch program. Yum!

Thanks to all of the children, parents, teachers, and school staff who made Harvest Days a success!

Check out some pictures of the school harvest here: (Preview)


AND DON’T FORGET TO VOTE so Backyard Growers can WIN $10K FOR SCHOOL GARDENS–We’re in the winning top 15! Help keep us there! VOTE HERE = (click on Massachusetts)

Pet of the Week- Margaret


My name is Margaret – the pup in the middle!  I am being held by my good friend Jeff Hobbs who is a volunteer at the Cape Ann Animal Aid (CAAA), located at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter in Gloucester.

I went to “Dog Day” with Jeff, held recently at Stage Fort Park, and we met some new friends – (L to R) Adam Madruga, Rachel Ketchopulos (seated) and Lauren O’Connor, all of Rockport.

I am not ready for adoption yet,  I arrived at CAAA and I am now in foster care. I was born with a birth defect that left me without a paw on my left hind leg.  While I can still bare some weight on it, doing this for too long will cause me pain and chronic infections, so I will soon have my leg amputated to ensure the best possible future for me. After my surgery I will be all set for a long and happy life, but first I need to have my surgery, recuperate and then I will be ready for loving home and family.

If you would like to make a donation to help me and other special needs animals like me, please send your check to Cape Ann Animal Aid, Four Paws Lane, Gloucester, MA and checks payable to Cape Ann Animal Aid and write “Margaret” in the memo.

If you have any questions or would like to make a donation on-line, please visit or contact Rebecca at 978-283-6055, ext. 23.
“Dog Day” was so much fun – thank you to the many people who attended! Jeff and I met so many new friends!

I must have given out at least 5,000 kisses!

Community Stuff 9/24/13

Amateur Radio License course offered in Gloucester

The Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association is offering a one day study course for those wishing to obtain the FCC Technician class amateur radio license.This course will be held at the Lanesville Community Center on 8 Vulcan Street in Gloucester on Saturday October 19th 2013. The study course will start at 8:30 AM and will end with the license test around 5 PM. This course is $20.00 per person which covers study supplies,snacks and the FCC test fee.If you wish to sign up for this course you may contact course leader Stan Stone at . If you wish to know more about the amateur radio hobby,especially here on Cape Ann, you may go to .

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