Devils Island 2: Rogue Written and Directed by GHS Social Studies Teacher Shaun Goulart

Devils Island 2: Rogue is the follow up to the 2012 film Devils Island. Again written and directed by GHS Social Studies teacher Shaun Goulart, the sequel picks up where the first one left off. DI2 has many recurring roles mostly played by Gloucester natives as well as some new local faces.

When Jeffrey Taylor (Nick Decoulos) has discovered his wife has gone missing, he goes to the extremes to find her, even meeting up with an old nemesis in Trent Goodrich (Shaun Goulart). Taylor is accompanied in his efforts by his best friend Scott (Bobby Hopkins), Detective Ellis (Frank Militello), Sheriff Jackson (Frank Develis) and a disgruntled police officer (Bo Cleary).

Due out in 2015.

Bob Tibert and the Rockport Police Dept, Chief Leonard Campanello and the Gloucester Police Dept, Lisa Smith and Cape Ann TV, Paul St. Germain and the Thacher Island Association and all the rest of the locations for donating their time and space. And a very special thank you as well to the cast and crew for volunteering their time and making the project a success, it couldn’t have been possible without their efforts.

CROSSWALK ART: next two site specific Justin Desilva public art

Cat Ryan submits-

Hi Joey

Justin Desilva’s 20 part work of art is titled, Every Picture Tells A Story. His crosswalk art enlarges and interprets HarborWalk story moment content through a combination of digital paintings that he’s printed and combined with long stretches of color field painted sky.

Here’s one by the Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free library for the Samuel Sawyer story moment #31, an abstraction of the exterior and trees.

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Acting Director Freyja Sanger with artist Justin Desilva

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This one leads to the HarborWalk story post # for Temple Ahavat Achim across the street by the YMCA.

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The dory is on Main Street. The Harborwalk story moment #24 is over on Harbor Loop.

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Robin Jones Represents In Old Blighty

Just finishing a two week holiday in old blighty. Came over for an automotive event (55th anniversary of the Mini) and figured a weekend wasn’t enough.
I went all the way out to Land’s End. If you’re ever over here, don’t bother. Total tourist trap.
Anyhow, having a blast touring the Cotswolds & sampling their beers and ciders.
Sorry the GMG sticker is so small in the picture. It’s hard to get a total stranger to frame a shot properly.


Community Photos 8/12/14

Cathy Kelley submits-

Five years ago our friend Mark Miller was diagnosed with ALS. He and his wife Martha came up to Cape Ann yesterday and we were able to spend an amazing day out in the sunshine–we had lunch at the Brew Pub where they made a place for us to sit out on the deck overlooking the harbor. Hearing Mark and Martha speak about their experience was moving and touching. We had fun laughing about how much fun the ice bucket challenge has been, and also how incredibly important all the public support has been to people living with ALS and to their caregivers and loved ones. They talked from first hand experience about how donations people give also make an indescribable difference in the lives of people with ALS and about how the research partly funded by the donations is being used to hopefully beat this disease! Finally, we’d like to send a special thank you to the city of Gloucester—we ended the day by exploring the Harbor Walk. We felt so proud and appreciative for the Walkway, which helps make it possible  for everyone to enjoy being out in the sun, looking at the ocean and watching the boats come in and out.

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Super Moon, Sunday night.

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Lawn Sail / photos from Anthony Marks


Community Stuff 8/12/14

Dory Race Elimination Finals Results from Last Night courtesy Damon Cummings-

Dylan and Clayton Morrissey , are going to Canada. Time 10:11
Mike Mitchell and Vito Giacalone were close behind at 10:13
There was a cross wind and both had to make serious course corrections toward the Finish.



The Essex Merchants Group and Eventide Gallery at Periwinkles of Essex, Massachusetts is announcing its Third Annual Paint Essex Day and Wet Paint Auction. This year it will be a two day event held at the Greenbelt’s Cox Reservation at 82 Eastern Ave. in Essex. Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17, 2014 rain or shine.

On Saturday, from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, scores of artists from near and far will be arriving in Essex to artistically capture the Town’s limitless variety of local scenes and its magnificent landscape.

On Sunday, the previous day’s paintings will be auctioned off under the tent and in the barn at the Cox reservation.

There will also be a FREE demonstrations by two local artists, Larry Pumfrey from 11:00 to 12:00 and Marion Hall from 12:15 to1:15 PM followed by a FREE preview of all the weekend’s paintings from 1:30 to 3:30 PM. All will take place at the Essex County’s Cox Reservation in Essex.

This year’s event is open to a limited number of photographers and sculptors as well.

Beginning at 5:30 PM on Sunday, there will be a wine reception for the Wet Paint Silent and Live Auction, with hors d’oeuvres and live music. There will be a few changes this year that the Essex Merchant’s Group feel will greatly benefit auction attendees. The live auction will take place in a tent next to the barn, paintings will be hung on new displays for the silent auction which will allow for better viewing, and the Essex Merchant’s Group purchased a new software program that will allow for speedier purchases and check-out.

Painters of all levels are welcome to paint at various outdoor locations including the Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Cogswell’s Grant, the Cox Reservation and along Main Street, as well as the interiors of participating local antique shops and other businesses (one painter per interior, must sign-up in advance).

Bob Coviello, Chair of the Essex Merchants Group, says “Essex is a perfect fit for this event. There are innumerable natural views, historical settings and enough quirky locations and artifacts to fill a thousand canvases. The Merchants Group is excited to bring this event to Essex”.

Coviello also adds his thanks to the growing list of sponsors for this year’s event: Bank Gloucester, First Ipswich Bank, Claire and David Lane, Wheelworks Pottery, Woodman’s of Essex, Chebacco Market, Essex County Greenbelt, Eventide Gallery of Essex and Michael Bider Antiques. He notes that additional sponsors can be added at any time.

Advance registration is suggested at the cost of $10 per painter. This price includes the artist’s entrance to the auction as well. Registration the morning of the event will be at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum on Main Street beginning at 8:00 AM. Cost is $15 per painter if not registered in advance.

Tickets for the public for the Wet Paint Auction and Reception are $25 per person. Tickets to the Auction and Reception will be available for purchase from various merchants throughout Essex including Main Street Antiques, Bider’s Antiques, the First Bank of Ipswich and the Essex Shipbuilding Museum.

Proceeds from this event will be utilized by the Essex Merchants Group to promote the Town of Essex as a destination for shopping, dining, recreation and appreciation of its historic, open space and natural beauty. In addition, an art scholarship has been established to be awarded in 2015.

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For information and advance registration, please contact Teri Canelle Eramo of Eventide Gallery at Periwinkles, 74 Main Street, Essex, MA at 978-880-8043 or . In addition, visit the EssexMerchant Group website at to learn more about what to see and do in Essex.