Community Photos 5/24/14

Hi Joey,

This horshoe crab didn’t catch the outgoing tide, which instantly put it on the Lunch Specials menu!


~Bill O’Connor
North Shore Kid


2013 World Series Trophy

Hi Joey,
Here is Photo & Video of

A.G.H. Citizen’s Fund, inc.  Presented the 2013 World Series Trophy at G.H.S. Benjamin A. Smith Field-House at Saturday’s Athletic and
Academic Fitness Fair
Gloucester’s  A-B  Little League players pose for photos in front of the Red Sox World Series Trophy
Herb Wennerberg

May 17,2014 RSWS

Claming Mill River photos from Anthony Marks

Boulevard Flags Are Up photos from Anthony Marks

Thanks to Ringo Tarr and crew the flags are flying for another season!

“Helium” Directed by Emile Doucette

“Helium” is another highlight screened at the Red Shed Film Festival from local filmmaker Emile Doucette ~ 

To read more about the Red Shed Film Festival see previous posts on GMG:

Red Shed Film Festival Highlights



The Reward

DSCF4456Fred Bodin was rewarded today for his months of hard work recovering from his cancer related disability. For the first time since January, Fred was back at his gallery, Bodin Historic Photo on Main Street, Gloucester. After nibbling away at his accumulated work, Fred rewarded himself with something he could really sink his teeth into, Virgilio’s Eggplant Supreme. “I’ve been dreaming about this for months,” he said.

Fred said that he will be at the gallery on a limited hours basis until his strength and mobility are fully restored. For the time being, he hopes to be open for several hours every Saturday.

Summer Kick Off Event @ Captain Carlos with Hoodoo Revelator…Tonight 9pm

hoodoo rev

Kick off the Summer season this Saturday nite with the infectious tunes of Hoodoo Revelator! Show starts early (9pm) and runs til midnite. Kevin “The Rattlesnake” Haney will be movin and shakin and playin (and howlin! ) for your entertainment! On g-e-e-t-a-r will be the talented Dan “Moe” Moriarty, who can keep up with the best of them! Glen Asaro will be wailing on the harp while Bob Clinton will be tearing it up on bass. And of course the highly energetic and talented Bob Palumbo will join the band bangin on his drums! Great food and drinks there too! Should be a fun nite! Hope to see you there this Saturday Night (Memorial Day Weekend)

Hoodoo?….you do! Come on by for some fun!


“Gloucester Harbor”

“Gloucester Harbor”

by the Late Paul Frontiero Sr.



Paul Frontiero Sr. at State of the Art Gallery 18 Pleasant St.


Rocky Neck 4 Wonson St. 

Open from 11am to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday.

YOU CAN CALL US AT (978) 395-1783 (Roger Armstrong) )OR (978) 395-1915 (Sharon Pablo) or our gallery at 18 Pleasant St. State of the Art Gallery II at 978-282-5426.

New Paintings were added. If your looking for a certain  Family Fishing Boat or certain type of Scene you can contact me at:

Memorial Day Weekend Cape Ann Forecast May 24th through May 26th 2014…

Marine Weekend Forecast …
Sat NE winds 10 to 15 kt…diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sat Night SE winds 5 to 10 kt…becoming SW after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sun SW winds around 5 kt…becoming SE in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sun Night SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Mon SW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Mon Night W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.

Video Weekend Forecast ….

Hourly Forecast ….




Look ahead to next week …



Don’t forget the Meteor Showers late Tonight ! With overcast may be hard to spot !


Community Stuff 5/24/14

The North Shore Health Project is pleased to announce that the 4th Annual Community Health Activist Award is being awarded to Sefatia Romeo Theken. Sefatia is being honored for her years of service and dedication to the community as the Health and Human Services Liaison at Addison Gilbert Hospital. She is also a tireless member of the Gloucester City Council. Sefatia deserves all of our support and thanks for the job she has done, and continues to do, for the city of Gloucester and all of Cape Ann.


Please join us as we celebrate Sefatia on Thursday morning, May 29th, 2014 at the Gloucester House, Rogers Street, Gloucester. Breakfast will be served at 7:30AM with remarks from local officials, colleagues and perhaps even Sefatia herself, and the program will conclude by 9AM.

Tickets to the breakfast are $25 each and are available by calling 978-283-0101 or emailing You can also make a reservation and payment to The North Shore Health Project, 5 Center Street, Gloucester, MA, 01930. There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door, but please RSVP so that we can have an accurate head count.

The North Shore Health Project’s mission is to promote wellness in people living with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C by providing free case management, holistic health care, support services, information and outreach in a safe, caring and confidential environment.

We thank you in advance for your support of Sefatia and of the Health Project, and we look forward to seeing you in May.

Beauport Opens for the Season This Saturday, May 24


Beauport, the Sleeper – McCann House opens for the 2014 season on Saturday, May 24.
This eclectic summer home of one of America’s first professional interior designers, Henry Davis Sleeper, is perched on a rock ledge offering spectacular views of the Gloucester Harbor.  The house is over 40 rooms and filled with his lifetime collection of glass, ceramics, furniture, silhouettes, architectural salvage and curiosities in every nook and cranny.
Hours at Beauport are from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tours are on the hour with the last tour at 4:00 p.m.  Beauport is free for members of Historic New England and Gloucester Residents with proof of residency. 

About Historic New England
Historic New England is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional heritage organization in the nation. We bring history to life while preserving the past for everyone interested in exploring the New England experience from the seventeenth century to today. Historic New England owns and operates thirty-six historic homes and landscapes

Hi Joey –

We met a while ago at Local Colors – I am one of the jewelers there.

Over the past few years, I have been creating wax seal charms that have been quite popular.

Most recently I created a St. Peter charm with the Fiesta in mind – the charm comes in silver and bronze and also comes with a story about St. Peter – see attached picture

A few years ago I made charms of the Man at the Wheel and Motif #1  — also attached –

I am trying to find a way to get those designs out there – they are my tribute to the North Shore as I have loved living here for the last 20 years!

I hope you can help me out –

Thanks for your consideration,

Ann Schlecht



Cape Ann TV  will hold its annual meeting next Tuesday night, May 27th, from 7-8pm, at 38 Blackburn Center in the Blackburn Industrial Park, Gloucester.
Bob Kelly, Chair of Mass Access, an organization comprised of local public access cable TV stations throughout the state, will be the guest speaker. He will speak about the future of television with a particular focus on the public access cable TV sector.
There have been a multitude of recent changes in the communications landscape recently with more to come. These changes put local public access stations like Cape Ann Television at great risk.  Industry disruptors like Netflix, Hulu, and Apple, combined with major corporate mergers within the media industry will require a re-evaluation and completely new negotiations to allow local community television to flourish.
This is a topic that affects us all. The mission of Cape Ann TV is to bring Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester, and Essex the highest quality, local programming. Community support is a vital component of this mission.
All residents of Cape Ann are invited to attend the meeting.
RSVP is requested, but not required.

Media Contact: Becky Tober, Production Coordinator
Cape Ann TV, 38 Blackburn Center, Gloucester

“Scenes of Cape Ann”

The artwork is on the wall and the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center memory impaired unit looks like a museum of fine art. The Residents love the art and memories are being provoked with the scenes of Cape Ann. 

Thank you to all the photographers who contributed to this memory enhancing project Carl Gustin, Cathy Chapman, Charlie Carroll, Dana Hasselgard , David Cox, David Delorey, , EJ Lefavour, Joey Ciarmataro, Lennie Burgess , Les Bartlett, Lowell Peobody, Mark Kanegis, Marty Luster,  Fr. Matthew Green, Nancy Shaw, Skip Montello, Mark Kanegis and Thom Falzarano.

Thank you Cape Ann Giclee James & Anna Eves for all your beautiful work and efforts in helping making this project a success!

Alison Cox

Activity Director


Rockport Senior Center

Senior Care Options Plan, Tuesday, May 27th at 12:30PM at the Rockport Senior Center, 458 Broadway. If you are a Mass Health member or eligible for Mass Health you are eligible for SCO. Come and hear all the benefits of this program which includes dental services, prescription drugs, transportation to medical appointments, eyeglasses and more. RSVP, 978-546-2573

National Senior Fitness Day at the Rockport Senior Center. All exercise classes are FREE today. Tai Ji 9-10, Arthritis exercise Class 10:30-11:30, We are walking to the beach, meet at the Senior Center at 1PM and Yoga from 2-3PM.  Come and try a new class.

iPad Class June 4-25th  from 10-11:30AM  4 classes/$40.00

Question and Answer Session on Wednesday, June 4th from 1-2:30PM. Do you have questions about your smart phones, iPad, Kindle or laptop. Bring your electronics and come ask Coleen and have her teach you how to use it. Pre-registration is required. Call 978-546-2573.

Bruce Tarr’s representative, Richard Curran will be at the Rockport Senior Center on Friday, June 6th from 9-11AM.

Strength, Flexibility & Balance class will begin on Mondays & Friday  from 9-10 starting June 9th. Class is $4.00

Growing Older, Staying Healthy & Happy, Tuesday, June 10th at 12:30. Learn how your diet, regular physical activity and getting enough sleep is essential to good health. Please RSVP, 978-546-2573

Continental Breakfast & Social Hour Wednesday, June 11th from 9-10AM. Come relax, enjoy some coffee and a continental breakfast of pastry and fresh fruit with friends. RSVP, 978-546-2573 $1.00

Father’s Day Luncheon Special  BBQ Kansas City Brisket, Delmonico potatoes, green beans, blueberry crisp with topping. $2.00 Call Freda for reservations, 978-546-5027

Hello there Joey my name is Jeremy and I am a Copper Smith!    

CopperTreez (my business) is interested in getting a booth for the August 9th Gloucester Bazaar!

How would I go about getting an application for this event?

If you are interested in what type of art I create I will attach some photos of my work.

Thank you for reading and hope to hear from you soon, Be Well!


Hi Joey!

​I’ve recently taken a new position at the YMCA in Marblehead (a bit of a commute from Gloucester, but I don’t mind!), and I am the new Camp Director for Children’s Island Day Camps. This year we wanted to make the camp more accessible to Cape Ann families, and are offering boat transportation to the Island from Manchester on the Double Eagle boat!

We’re hosting a “Meet & Greet” with the Double Eagle at Masconomo Park this Sunday, 12-2pm. Families can check out the boat, meet the Camp Director, and get more info about the camps and programs on Children’s Island.

I’m excited to spread the word to our Cape Ann families! Attached is a photo I took on the Island last week showing our Rangers area, Flagpole gathering, Back Beach, and the Main Lodge.


(P) 781-990-7013 (F) 781-639-0190

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“Sail into Summer” with the North of Boston CVB on June 18th

All are invited to welcome the warm, sunny summer months with the North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau as we “Sail into Summer” on Wednesday, June 18th from 6-9pm (6:30-8:30pm sail) aboard the Mahi Cruises’ Hannah Glover

Enjoy a fun, summer-themed evening of raffles, music, and networking as we sail around Salem Sound.  Bring your friends, family, and staff as we say goodbye to the cold spring and sail right into summer fun!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Pickering Wharf (23 Congress Street) Salem, MA

Sail into Summer 2013- Patrick, Rinus and Susan

To learn more about the event, please contact the North of Boston CVB at 978-465-6555 or visit  Tickets are $35/person.  The ticket page can be accessed from the CVB homepage and event tickets may be purchased online. 

About the North of Boston CVB

The North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau represents the needs of its members and the region overall through involvement with the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, the Regional Tourism Councils across the state, and those industries represented on the MA Governor’s Advisory Council on Travel and Tourism.  The CVB’s mission is to strengthen the economic impact of tourism throughout the North of Boston region by marketing the entire region as a travel destination. This is achieved through development and implementation of marketing programs targeting domestic and international visitors, group travel, meetings and conventions. We work with our members, municipalities and legislators to aggressively promote the region’s natural, historic, and recreational resources, thereby increasing overnight business for the lodging industry of North of Boston.

Proudly Serving the 34 Cities and Towns of:

Amesbury, Andover, Beverly, Boxford, Danvers, Essex, Georgetown, Gloucester, Groveland, Hamilton, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lawrence, Lynnfield, Lynn, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Marblehead, Merrimac, Methuen, Middleton, Nahant, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, Peabody, Rockport, Rowley, Salem, Salisbury, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wenham, West Newbury

Essex County Tourism Statistics

In 2012, Essex County generated $865.5 million in domestic and international travel spending, supporting 6,845 jobs with $189.3 million in payroll expenditures.  Tourism in Essex County generated $43 million in state taxes and $22 million in local taxes.

Photo Attached: CVB Members Patrick Cornelissen (Endicott College, Beverly), Rinus Oostheok (Salem Chamber of Commerce, Salem), and Susan Middleton (Emerson Inn by the Sea, Rockport) enjoy networking at last year’s Sail into Summer event.

North Shore Arts Association Announcing Solo Show
Painter, Claudia Kaufman, Contemporary Realist

“I Can See Right Through You”
Show runs June 3rd – June 22nd,  Opening Reception  Sunday, June 8th,  2 – 4 p.m.   

Painting in oils, Claudia Kaufman describes herself as a contemporary realist whose  works are studies in observation – especially the effect on objects seen through transparent media like glass and clear plastic.
     Her still life set ups are of familiar objects that are deceptively simple, yet complex.  Stopping short of photo-realism, Kaufman says, “I work to keep the signs of my hand and brushstroke in my work, and am particularly intrigued by the drama of light, reflection, transparency and strong shadows.  For me, the trick is in the looking and the seeing; the breaking down of an image to shapes of color, planes, and spatial relationships.”  She is fascinated at the effects of laying one area of color against another to define light, space and weight whether painting landscape, figures or still life. 
    Kaufman’s work is visually exciting –  somehow offering an apple or lemon as a    stunning surprise to the viewer.   Come experience the adventure of common items in stimulating presentation as they become completely fresh and uncommonly unique.

    More information on all North Shore Arts Association events is available by visiting their website at, and by email at, or by telephone
978 283-1857.
    The North Shore Arts Association’s galleries are open, free to the public, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday,  Noon to 5 p.m.

North Shore Arts Association Announces

“Favorite Places on Cape Ann”

  Tuesday, June 3rd – Sunday, June 22nd, 2014  

“Of all the places on the East coast I love to paint Cape Ann,” says veteran painter
Ed Steinhilper.   He finds that the diversity of terrain – fresh water ponds, salt water marshes, dunes, inlets, seacoasts, and architecture native to New England – provides him the most stimulating subjects to capture.  While he often uses the oil medium, his favorite is watercolor painting because “it allows me the freedom to pour and mix color, to create loose, transparent, and spontaneous images.”   Steinhilper loves to “go wild” when painting skies.  He is excited by the challenge of capturing the subtleties and intensity of light sources as they relate to horizon placement. 
    Don’t miss this Art Institute of Pittsburgh trained artist and teacher whose work, over his fifty years of painting,  reflects the influences of internationally known artists like Edward Wesson and James Fletcher Watson, as well as some of The Cape Ann School’s well known artists – Charles Movalli and Marilyn Swift.  His work is featured in many galleries and private collections.
    More information on all North Shore Arts Association events is available by visiting their website at, and by email at, or by telephone
978 283-1857.
    The North Shore Arts Association’s galleries are open, free to the public, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday,  Noon to 5 p.m.

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On Saturday June 7, 2014 at 8:00 PM Chorus North Shore conducted by Sonja Dahlgren Pryor  performs Beethoven Mass in C Major at Our Lady of Hope Church on Linebrook Road in Ipswich.

The Chorus is joined by soloists Rochelle Bard, soprano; Stephanie Kacoyanis, contralto; Omar Najmi, tenor; Mark Morgan, baritone and the Festival Orchestra.

Ms Pryor says “I’m excited the Chorus is able to perform this wonderful masterpiece by Beethoven who only wrote two masses.   The Hallelujah Chorus from  “Christ on the Mount of Olives” supplements the Mass and the concert will end with the audience joining the Chorus and orchestra in singing “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee.”  It promises to be a thrilling evening of beautiful music.”

Tickets are available on line at or at the door.

General Admission:  $20

Senior/students: $17

For more information call  78 468-3077

  The mission of Chorus North Shore is to foster appreciation and advancement of choral music. To afford the opportunity for singers of varying ages and technical abilities to learn and perform diverse forms of choral music. To educate, entertain and inspire audiences through performances of high artistic quality.

submitted by:   Dianne Anderson    978 546-2122

Dear Joey,

As the curator of the Rocky Neck Art Colony “Pixel Revolution” Show, I want to draw your attention to a related show sponsored next Sunday, by RNAC, held at the Cape Ann Community Cinema, as shown on the attached flyer (Sunday 25, 4 pm, CACC).

While the RNAC show comprises digital art stills that are on exhibit from May 15 to June 1, the Sunday show comprises 1 ½ hours of “visual music” animations by four North American animators. This is a unique event for the Cape Ann artist community. The name of these animations is due to the fact that the animators are, with one exception, also the composers of the music the animations integrate, so that the sound/image relationship is artistically and competently controlled, and is not just an “accompaniment” as usual. Jean Detheux, Dennis Miller, and Sylvia Pengilly are internationally known animators who have become models for younger artists the world over.

Could you kindly make this unique event known to your readership this weekend, pointing also to the exhibit at RNAC shown til June 1st.

In addition, on June 20, 7 pm, RNAC will sponsor an artist talk by the 4 local artists of the Pixel Revolution exhibit, an educational event to which the public is invited.

Together with the stills show, the animation show is meant to educate the public about digital visual art, comprising animation stills, digital painting, and photomontage and –collage, works entirely created, not just “touched up”, by using computers (no boats and gulls).

For further information, please contact the RNAC Artistic Director, Martha Swanson, or myself at this address.

Many thanks,

Otto Laske