ArtsBoston released in a new 2014 report on the economic impact of the arts in MA

Hi Joey,

Here’s some exciting data that ArtsBoston released in a new 2014 report on the economic impact of the arts in MA. See the link for the complete report and a couple surprising and intriguing slides.

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For 40 years, ArtsBoston aims to connect everyone to MA arts. They have an active membership of 170-plus performing and visual arts organizations throughout Greater Boston. They weigh in with serious analysis and collective data and are a resource for best practices and collaboration. Last fall, GMG announced a podcast webinar from the Massachusetts Cultural Council on how to build audiences using ArtsBoston Audience Initiative which you can find on the MCC site.

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Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team Update

Rick Roth writes ~

We had a nice time at Visiting Scientist Day at O’Malley Middle School on Friday. Five 45 minute classes of sixth graders. We brought salamanders, frogs, turtles and snakes. Sam Bevins took the day off from Gloucester High to do the presentaion, and he’s really good at it. Extra help from sixth grader Sam Ciolino. Thanks guys.

Got home to find Gretchen, one of our bull snakes had laid nine eggs. They are now in the incubator at 79F. for about 70 days. Evilyn, our female white-lipped python looks quite gravid (snake talk for pregnant). Hope to see eggs soon. A couple of our other snakers are starting to look like they might be eggy too.

Met with Eric and Brendan from the Green Team at Manchester/Essex Regional High School last week. It looks like we might get two students next school year to help with all manner of CAVPT activities.

Meanwhile… Nick Taormina and I have been checking our turtle traps on Essex County Greenbelt property every day for about three weeks, where there is a record of a Blanding’s Turtle (Threatened Species in Mass). It was kind of a bust, we only found one turtle- a ten inch snapper. But there my be more we can do there. Gotta check with ECGB, Fish and Wildlife and a herpetologist buddy of mine. More on that later.

Meanwhile…we have a show to do:

Saturday June 14, 2014 3pm
Snakes of New England and the World- one hour live animal presentation
Lincoln School: Hartwell Pod B
We need volunteers. Please get in touch if you can help with the show. Or… if you’re in the hood, check it out. There is a suggested donation of $5 or $15 for a family of 3 or more. We’re going to try our best to make it worth it.

Later, Rick

we only have one earth, save it



Art in the Barn

art in the barn

Opening Reception Friday, June 13 from 6-8:30pm

Exibit Times

June 13, Friday        10-4:00 and 6-8:30

June 14, Saturday    10-6:00

June 15, Sunday      10-4:00

This is the 25th Annual Benefit Art Exhibit and Sale to benefit Greenbelt’s local land conservation efforts.

Look for some of my new work there, along with the work of many wonderful artists who support the endeavors of Essex County Greenbelt in “conserving local farmland, wildlife habitat and scenic landscapes since 1961”.

E.J. Lefavour

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ This weeks special guest will be Alexandra Valenti @ The Rhumb Line 6.11.2014


Wednesdays Only:
Lobster – on roll or salad, $12.95!

Wednesday, June 11th
Special Guest: 

I’m so sorry to have waited this long (7 months) to bring back
this wonderful young talent.  What could I possibly have been
thinking?  Great music.  Sweet voice.  Plus… she’s just so
adorable!  Please come and enjoy Alexandra Valenti! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Lobster – on roll or salad, $12.95!
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ new wine menu!
6/18 – Jon Butcher

6/25 – Charlee Bianchini

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

ANNOUNCING OUR FIRST FAMILY-FRIENDLY CREATIVE COMMUNITY OUTDOOR EVENT OF THE SUMMER! MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! This Friday, we will be hosted by Soul Cove Center for the Arts at the Manchester Athletic Club! See you there!!!

Henry Allens North Shore Folklore Theatre Company


8 Atwater Ave

Manchester-By-The-Sea (at the Manchester Athletic Club)


Linda rae castagna Meets Christopher Anderson

It was a pleasure meeting writer/teacher Christopher Anderson in his new store on Main Street, Eastern Point Lit House.  We learned all about him from his wife Michelle over dinner at Duckworth’s  the other night.  What a valuable concept in this day of literary weaknesses.  There are writing workshops for all ages and abilities, public editor for a wide variety of writing projects, proofreading, author and manuscript consultation and coaching, small press books, and countless other offerings.  Wish we had Eastern Point Lit House near our home.  And Alexandra’s Bread right next door.  It is a full service literary center.  Christopher Anderson and Jenn Monroe are co-founders.  We wish them great success and all who follow.  


Magnolia Library’s Art Show

June 1, 2014 abcde pretty Magnolia Harbor

We plan to make this one bigger and better!
Last Year’s Show Was a Great Success. We plan to make this one bigger and better!

The Magnolia Library Center’s 37th Annual Art Show will be held on the weekend of July 11-13, 2014.

This event is open to the public and receives a large amount of publicity. Past shows have been well attended and successful for many artists.

As you may know, this is one of the library’s largest fundraisers. For the past few years we have been lucky enough to have received some donated art pieces to raffle off during the show.

Click Here To Register Online
or call


Pan Seared Golden Tilefish With Lemon Herb Confetti Rice

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Golden  Tilefish caught by husband Barry & friends off the coast of Cape Hatteras North Carolina

barry fishing trip NC 2014



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Brooke Welty Provides a Newcomer’s View of Gloucester in the List Form You People Crave

Must Read From FOB Brooke Welty Over At Da Clam

The Gloucester Clam

Brooke Welty is the Clam’s Chief Marketing Executive which has a hefty paycheck of “nothing” and is responsible for trying to get us more than 4 twitter followers with her elite social media skills. In her virgin offering to the Clam, she explains what she has learned so far as a newcomer to Cape Ann. 

  1. Gloucester is a very old town, with very old roads. The roads will make every effort to destroy your shocks, and your spirit. Also, Grant Circle is pretty much Thunderdome. Equip your car with some weaponry, spikes, and something which shoots flames, and you’ll be all set.

    This should be sufficient. "Should". This should be sufficient. “Should”.

    Gloucester is also is full of terrifying lawless zones known as “intersections.” These include the confluence of Railroad, Maplewood and Prospect, marked by a big green buoy (I think?) which looks like someone haphazardly jammed it into the road, leaving the city planners…

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Folly Cove, Rockport, 1930

Folly Cove has historically been known for hosting small fishing boats in the hake fishery, and also for loading Cape Ann granite onto granite schooners. A breakwater was built there for that purpose by the Rockport Granite Company in 1906. Today, Folly Cove is known for its scuba diving and the "eat-in-the-rough" Lobster Pool Restaurant:
Folly Cove has historically been known for hosting small fishing boats in the hake fishery, and also for loading Cape Ann granite onto granite schooners. A breakwater was built there for that purpose by the Rockport Granite Company in 1906. Today, Folly Cove is known for its scuba diving and the “eat-in-the-rough” Lobster Pool Restaurant:






Looking across the parking lot at the dock I saw what looked like a white seagull bopping back and forth in the parking lot.  Upon further inspection it was this pigeon.  Note the white hair/feathers on its talons (is that what you call them when they’re on a pigeon, or do you call them feet or something else?)  Talons sounds a little too aggressive for a white pigeon but WTF do I know about pigeons?

Community Stuff 6/11/14



Date and Time:  Saturday July 19, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Register online at
Race Day registration at Start Line tent at 6:30 AM
Cost:  $25 pre registration $30 day of Race


Directions: 128 North to exit 14, Gloucester, MA. Take right off exit
and follow Essex Avenue approximately 4 miles. Take right at Western Avenue
to a left onto Hough Avenue.  Stage Fort Park is located on left.
Parking available in the Park at the top of the hill.


MAIL REGISTRATION TO Alison Cox, Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

292 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA 01930



Phone Number_______________________________Email______________________________
Address: _______________________________________________________________________
City: _________________________State________Zip Code_____________________________
Age______Sex: Male______Female______
Tee Shirt Size:____________

292 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

All proceeds benefit the residents of the Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

WAIVER:  In consideration of accepting this entry, I for myself, my heirs and
executors, waive and release any and all rights and claims for damages that I may
have against the City of Gloucester, MA, Friends of Seacoast, Seacoast Nursing
and Rehabilitation Center, and all sponsors, officials and directors of the
“Seacoast Seven Road Race” as a result of my participation in this event.
Further I attest and verify that I am physically fit for competing in this race.






Hello Joey,

    Laura asked that I send you a little something about a meet and greet she is hosting this Friday the 13th. We (Mass Ghost Hunters Paranormal Society) will be at The Cave from 4pm to 6pm. This will be an informal meet and greet where we will be available to tell stories and answer questions about all things “Paranormal”. We will have some of our equipment available for demonstration and explanation purposes. We look forward to seeing everyone there. Visit us at

Marc Arvilla

Founder/Lead Investigator

Mass Ghost Hunters Paranormal Society

MGHPS June 13th at The Cave

Addison Gilbert Hospital’s “Senior Supper Club” July 8

Denis Conroy, CEO, Addison Gilbert and Beverly hospitals

to speak

Addison Gilbert Hospital “Senior Supper Club” is available to Rockport and Gloucester seniors 65 years of age or older.

The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month through October at 4:30 p.m. The next dinner will be held on July 8 at Addison Gilbert Hospital, 298 Washington Street, Gloucester.    A hot nutritious complimentary dinner will be provided by the Cafe at Addison Gilbert Hospital followed by a speaker.

Speaker at the July 8th meeting will be Denis Conroy, CEO for Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospital who will speak on the topic of  “Health Systems on the North Shore.”

Gloucester seniors are asked to contact Lucy Sheehan, Director, Rose Baker Senior Center at 978 281-9765, extension 22. Rockport seniors are asked to contact Diane Bertolino, Director, Rockport Senor Center at 978-546-2573. Seating is limited.

This program is hosted by Addison Gilbert Hospital and Unidine, in partnership with the Gloucester Police Department and the Rockport and Gloucester Senior Centers.

Cape Ann TV’s “Lunch and Learn” Series June 17th at 12:00 p.m

Cape Ann TV’s continues it’s Lunch & Learnseries on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 12pm, with Jonathan Lipsy of Integrated Solutions Group – formely The Camera Company.

Jonathan will be presenting a field lighting demonstration utilizing Cape Ann TV’s new LED field lights as well as some of ISG’s field lighting options.

We welcome you to join us for lunch, sponsored by Wally’s Blackburn Bistro, and what’s sure to be an educational afternoon.

Feel free to invite friends who might be interested in joining us!

Seating will be limited for this event so please RSVP to ASAP!

We hope to see you June 17th at 12:00 p.m.!

Captain Carlo’s is hosting a lunchtime fundraiser for Cape Ann Animal Aid as part of the Restaurants to the Rescue Fundraising Series on Saturday, June 21st. 10% of all sales between 12pm and 3pm will be donated to Cape Ann Animal Aid. The event will also feature a 50/50 raffle, great prizes, and a meet and greet with shelter dogs. For more information or to make a reservation, call 978-283-6342.


Father’s Day Picks from POP!

Need a unique and totally cool Father’s Day gift for a unique and totally cool Papa Bear?! Pop has you covered!

Shop tons of great looks from Pop’s exclusive line, CAMP!

(Photo of Jimmy Tee wearing his CAMP shirt provided by Andrew R. Weiner :

Check out new cotton shirts by Sportique and PASTE! Made in America and super soft!

Tons of great accessories and jewelry in stock as well!! Reclaimed rubber dopkits, messenger bags, wallets and keychains by Alchemy Goods!

Bath and body for the discerning gentleman also available! Handmade soaps by local artist, Chip Brewer of Gloucester Soap Company, and of course, our BEER SOAP!

Whatever his style, we’ve got something he’ll love! Come consult with the Pop Girls about finding the perfect gift for that special dad in your life!


Dear Joey,

I’m a UU and a Rockport reader of GMG. Can you publicize our Opening Day Information about the UUSR Thrift Shop, Summer 2014?

The UU church at 4 Cleaves Street, Rockport will reopen this Saturday at 9 AM until noon. We have been in operation since the summer of 2008. We serve the greater Cape Ann community offering household items, collectables, books, toys, and tools. We are accepting donations through August 1, 2014. Please contact the UU church at 978-546-2928 for more information.

Thank you for considering this information for GMG.

Terri Desmarais



4 Cleaves St.

Rockport, MA 01966