Photoshop classes At Cape Ann Giclee


Hi Joey,
If you could post this we would appreciate you more than we already do which is alot.
Not a week goes by that we don’t hear “When are you going to do that Photoshop class you keep talking about?”
So due to popular demand and to not have to hear that question anymore we have set the dates for a Photoshop for Photographers I workshop and sign ups are online on our website at
This is a beginner/intermediate workshop and will cover chip to print how to make the most of your photography files for print and web. It is not a photography class but a what do you do once you have the image file workshop. We will cover file management, color balancing, shadows and highlights moves, how to send and save files, why shooting in RAW is best and more using Photoshop and Bridge. We will also be announcing more advanced workshops in the near future so stay tuned!

Anna Baglaneas Eves
Cape Ann Giclee
20 Maplewood Ave
Gloucester, MA 01930

2014 Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race Recap From Al Bezanson

The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race finished last weekend in Portsmouth, VA and here is a glimpse of goings on there.  Brett Ramsey and Al Bezanson from the Gloucester Schooner Festival Committee attend on a regular basis.


Night crew tended to the schooner bait, aka slow roasted pork.  No need to hurry, for the wind was contrary and most of the boats were a long time getting there.


In due time it was roasted to perfection


Transportation to Norfolk was compromised for a worthy cause


The Dockmaster’s Command Center was set up while the Schooner Liaison Crews kept the coffee flowing.  It was going to be a very long wait for the arrival of most of the boats.


The race this year was hosted by four boat/yacht clubs, and the Portsmouth Boat Club stood by the docking area.


Early arrivals were BRILLIANT, LIGHT REIGN AND WOODWIND.  They are docked at the North Landing, adjacent to the Renaissance Hotel and Portsmouth Visitor Center.

More to come, including the race results, in Part 2 of this report.

Al Bezanson

Steve Almond Writer’s Book Club Event at Duckworths

Stever Almond Duckworths ©kim Smith 2014Sunday evening’s Writer’s Book Club event featured best selling author Steve Almond and the sublime cuisine of Chef Ken Duckworth. Steve Almond is a gifted storyteller and wonderfully entertaining, as well as a superb moderator. He could teach any book and make it interesting!

SAteve Almond, Ken Duckworth, Chris Anderson ©Kim Smith 2014

Next month’s Writer’s Book Club event features Ken Duckworth moderating The Catcher in the Rye. This event will sell out quickly so purchase your tickets today.


Epic Solar Eclipse a total Bust for Cape Ann

Tonight you will see photos just like this from all over North America where it is not raining.
Actually, even if it wasn’t raining Gloucester would still lose out because the shadow cast by the moon starts in Worcester at sunset and heads west to California and we need the rain. 🙂


You Still Have Time to Get to The Studio

studio still open

In case you didn’t know, the Studio Restaurant on Rocky Neck is still open. Starting this week, they will be open Friday-Sunday 11:30am-11:30pm and may only be open for a couple more weeks, so if you didn’t have an opportunity to go this summer, or it was too crowded and you couldn’t get in, now is your chance.

E.J. Lefavour

The Not-So-Great Pumpkin Caper

So, this is how we roll in my house.  It may have started when my husband and I were first dating and he instituted the “you pack it, you carry it” rule.  We’d take off for week-long vacations and he would chuck a couple of bathing suits, a tooth brush, a few t-shirts, and a pair of shorts into a carry-on while running out the door on the way to the airport…and I’d pack a large suitcase, a couple of carry-ons, and a camera.  He’d then breeze through the airport while I tugged and lugged.  He’s not completely barbaric.  Eventually he’d help lug and tug….but, certainly not without an “I told you so” and a dissertation on proper packing. By Day #6 of each vacation I would usually have to confess that I hadn’t worn at least 3/4 of what I had packed.

But, I digress.

Pumpkins.   Because I’m the meanest mother in the world, the Pumpkin Diaries went down like this….“Sure boys, you can pick out pumpkins, but you are responsible for carrying them all the way home.”

I’m not completely barbaric. That mandate was in response to the fact that I was already carrying a bag stuffed with 2 water bottles, 2 sweatshirts, a 1/2 eaten carmel apple, a tray of brownies they had won while playing a game downtown, a camera, 2 baseball hats that they simply could not wear, 2 pair of sunglasses that “weren’t the right ones”, and much, much (much) more.  I also told them that we would be getting pumpkins from a farm later.  But…they are fans of instant gratification and had to have pumpkins right then and there.

So, knowing full well that I rarely back down, the boys proceeded to pick out their pumpkins…hence sealing their fate.

Let the games begin.  You can only imagine the eye rolling that took place while I photographed the odyssey home.

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Local Colors artist Cooperative Will Be Celebrating 25 Years This saturday!

COME CELEBRATE with the artists of Local Colors Artists’ Cooperative our 25th anniversary on Main Street – Saturday, October 25th from 6 to 8 pm. Included will be all new original artwork, live music, refreshments and a raffle to benefit the Cape Ann Animal Aid. The raffle item is a stained glass nautilus piece donated by original founding member Donna Amero. All new artwork is on display from October 18 through November 7. The seventeen current artists invite the public and all former artists to come help them celebrate! 121 Main St. Gloucester, MA.


Nancy Goodman Takes Home $1000 For Her Youth Employment Program At GHS

Last night Awesome Gloucester gave Nancy Goodman $1000 for her pilot youth employment program at Gloucester High.


See attached press release & images.  This idea is awesome because it will give kids real world experience while giving local businesses a chance to conduct on site extended “interviews” risk free.  And –  the kids are paid in Gloucester gift certificates – so the $$ go back into our local economy!

Win – win – win 🙂

The Awesome Gloucester trustees all expressed how proud and grateful they are be able to support the local community in this way.  They also highlighted the need for continued community involvement saying, “Pitch us your ideas, we can’t give money away without them!”

Learn more about Awesome Gloucester & how you can “pitch” at

Awesome Gloucester is a group of local folks who contribute $50 of their own hard earned cash each month to fund ideas they think will make Gloucester more awesome – no strings attached.


Wednesday Oct 22 , 2014 Cape Ann Weather…

Marine Forecast :
Gale Warning !
Today NE winds 15 to 20 kt…increasing to 20 to 25 kt this afternoon. Gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of showers this morning. Showers likely this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 nm…decreasing to 1 nm or less this afternoon.
Tonight NE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 40 kt… Diminishing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 7 to 10 ft. Patchy fog. Showers. Vsby 1 nm or less.

Pod Cast Weather :
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GloucesterCast 99 With Legendary Comedian Gallagher and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 10/21/14


GloucesterCast 99 With Legendary Comedian Gallagher and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 10/21/14

Famous Comedian Gallagher Stops By To Talk About His Show At The Larcom Theater October 25, 2014.  Lots of fun in our interview.

For Tickets:

Anyone that buys a ticket from this point on gets a free Gallagher Shirt at the Larcom and Gallagher said he would be signing them.





Community Stuff 10/22/14


What’s Happening at GHS 10/22/14

Our Scheduled Common Application Workshop will be taking place on October 23rd, this Thursday. If students have any questions or concerns about the completion or submission of the application then this is the perfect time to get all of your questions answered and your common application completed. We will begin promptly at 2:15 in the Guidance Office, and we will be available until the process is completed. Please remind your seniors that we are available and it is a great way to check the application process off their list!

The ACT will be offered at GHS , this Saturday, October 25, for any students who have registered. Please remember to bring pencils, a snack, calculator, ID and admission ticket. Please be well rested and ready to produce some college admissions work!

The registration deadline for the December 6 SAT is November 6, 2014, so if your student would like to take the SAT then please register for this test at
The registration deadline for the November 8 test has passed however the late registration is still available until October 28 for an additional late fee.

MCAS English and Math retests will be given at GHS on November 5 and November 12, respectively. If your child will be taking these required tests for their graduation requirements please ensure they are present in school at this time.

Please return all Biographical verification forms which were distributed with the Progress Reports to

Mrs. Andrewes in the Dean of Student’s office as soon as possible and if your student has misplaced their copy please ask them to stop by the Dean’s office for another copy.

The Nurse’s office is still missing over one hundred Blue Student Health and Emergency Forms so if you can find it at home please return to the Nurse’s office as soon as possible so we may have updated medical information for your students in the case of an emergency.

Upcoming Dates of Interest

First Term Ends Thursday, November 6,
Report Cards Mailed Home, Wednesday, November 12
Sawyer Medal Night   Wednesday November 12,
MEFA Financial Aid Night Thursday November 20

Guidance Department 978-281-9874
– Option #8


To Learn more or Register go to :


ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH will be presenting Godspell, Jr. on November 14th – 16th.  Co-directed by St. John’s staff members Jay DiPrima (director of youth ministry) and Mark Nelson (Music Director), the cast features a group of young talented performers from Gloucester, Rockport and Manchester.
Based on The Gospel According to St. Matthew, the musical uses major episodes in the life of Jesus – including his baptism, the Last Supper, his arrest and crucifixion – to explore important ideas like compassion, love, forgiveness and sacrifice for the greater good. The show draws on various theatrical traditions and musical styles, including pantomime, charades, acrobatics, vaudeville, folk and rock to create a unique reflection on the parables of Jesus.
The role of Jesus (and assistant director) will be played by Jack Favazza whose performances are well known in Gloucester and at the North Shore Music Theatre. The double role of John the Baptist/Judas will be played by Tess Burnham whose talents have also been displayed at the stages of O’Maley, GHS and currently Bishop Fenwick. Both Jack and Tess perform a number of solo songs as well as a powerhouse duet (All for the Best). The other thespians share both soloist and ensemble roles – Cara Stockman (Day by Day), Hanna Conlon (Learn Your Lessons Well), Gabrielle Cros (All Good Gifts), Jillian Osmond (Oh Bless the Lord my Soul) and Kaylee Parker. Choreographed by Carson afklinteberg, the dances reflect a joyful and upbeat story theatre approach.
All tickets ($10.00) can be purchased or reserved by e-mailing or calling Betsy Levick, Parish Administrator – or 978 – 283 – 1708 ext. 14. Tickets can also be purchased at the door twenty minutes before each performance.
(All proceeds will be used exclusively for future children and youth programs)
All performances will be held in the beautiful sanctuary of St. John’s Episcopal Church at 48 Middle St, Gloucester, MA.  Parking is available in our lot at 33 Washington St.
Show times and dates:
Friday, Nov 14th – 7pm
Saturday, Nov. 15th – 7pm
Sunday, November 16th – 3pm

Godspell JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI) and its collection of musicals for younger performers.

Joey —

Chorus North Shore is hosting a family event to raise funds for our upcoming holiday concert. Many of our singers are from Gloucester and Rockport and we’d love to see our friends and neighbors there.  We’d appreciate it if you could post this notice.

Chrous North shore