TheIsland From Lukas Struppe and Matilda Grow

Lukas writes-
Hello Joey,

My name is Lukas Struppe and I am a student at Gloucester High School. My friend, Matilda Grow, have produced a short documentary on the influence the waterfront has on Gloucester’s culture. We were wondering if you could share it to the rest of Gloucester for us through your website. If you could let me know of your decision of posting it or not that would be great, but I will send the link to you anyway right now.

Thank you for your time and consideration!

Sincerely,

Lukas Struppe

The O’Maley Innovation Middle School 2015 SAILS Club Lip Dub: Hall of Fame

On June 10th, over 600 students and staff of the O’Maley Innovation Middle School in Gloucester, MA came together to create a lip dub to celebrate the S.A.I.L.S. initiative that is underway at the school.

S.A.I.L.S. stands for Service, Acceptance, Integrity, Leadership and Success, and this is the second year the students have chosen a theme song to represent SAILS for the year and put together a lip dub to help promote and foster the SAILS values and to build a positive community.

This year’s song choice was “Hall of Fame” by The Script featuring will.i.am.

June 20th Relay for life, Burnhams Field, Dunk Tank Shifts Released By Melissa Cox

How did I get myself into this?

Start         End         Name
1:00pm 1:40pm    Kate Foley/ Joey Ciaramitaro
1:40pm 2:20pm    John McElhenny
2:20pm 3:00pm    City Councilor Greg Verga
3:00pm 3:40pm    City Councilor Melissa Cox
3:40pm 4:20pm    Donna Ardizzoni
4:20pm 5:00pm    Reverend Cindy Antonuk
5:00pm 5:40pm    Gloucester Police Officer Anthony Giacalone
5:40pm 6:20pm    City Councilor Paul McGeary
6:20pm 7:00pm    City Councilor Steve LeBlanc, Jr
7:00pm 7:40pm    Mike Feener
7:40pm 8:20pm    Sean Nolan
8:20pm 9:00pm    Brittany Nielsen

Rubber Duck Celestial Pinball Starts Tonight!

Some amazing collisions in our summer skies this summer and to really appreciate it you have to look at the darkened sky over the sunset starting tonight. It will be pretty easy to pick out Venus as the brightest object above the horizon. Then check out Jupiter which is sitting above Venus. Kind of cool but why are we looking at them? Because from here to the end of the month, keep track of how Venus tracks towards Jupiter. If you do, by the last day of June you will think they are going to crash into each other! It is only on July first that Venus edges by below Jupiter.

On June 30th Venus will be so close to Jupiter that by using a decent set of birding binocs with wide field you will be able to see Venus and four moons of Jupiter along with Jupiter a the same time! Comet 67P not to scale.
On June 30th, Venus will be so close to Jupiter that by using a decent set of birding binocs with wide field you will be able to see Venus and four moons of Jupiter along with Jupiter at the same time! An inner and outer planet with circling moons!  Comet 67P not to scale.

Then we can go back to figuring out where the Rubber Duck shaped Comet 67P is. This will be easy because the lander named Philae the European Space Agnecy sent woke up last week! The lander is sitting on the Rubber Duck’s head and we may be able to get photos of what happens to a comet when it heats up this August as it sweeps around the sun. Can you imagine photos of the Rubber Duck’s head popping off? (Joey and Craig are hoping!)

A photo of 67P if it landed in London. The Philae lander sitting on the head is the size and weight of a standard washing machine. But the gravity of this Mount Fuji sized comet creates an apparent weight for the lander of only one piece of paper! When this sucker heats up, fasten your seatbelts!
A photo of 67P if it landed in London. The Philae lander sitting on the head is the size and weight of a standard washing machine. But the gravity of this Mount Fuji sized comet creates an apparent weight for the lander of only one piece of paper! When this sucker heats up, fasten your seatbelts!

And here is where I got the photo of 67P Rubber Duck at the Bikini Speedo Tourney. David Cox is amazed.

And there are some interesting mushrooms growing over here!
There are some interesting mushrooms growing over here next to this tree. Should I post the next shot? Your call. Leave a comment.

[EDIT two days later]. Finally, someone asks about the mushrooms, EJ, wants to know. When I first posted the David Cox shot I was sure I caught a dodge ball player watering a tree in the background. But I looked at all my shots and a moment later got a clear view of the innocent players getting dressed after the game.

Forget the mushrooms, pull your pants on!
Hey, I’m just pulling my pants on!

Volunteer Opportunities at Rocky Neck Art Colony

Rocky Neck is gearing up for the
summer season and we need you! 

Many helping hands are needed to
keep this vital part of the community
evolving and moving forward.

We invite folks who are interested in participating and helping with the following areas to contact Brenda Malloy at 978-282-1346 or BrendaMalloy@hotmail.com for further information on: Music programming, gallery sitting at The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, marketing, exhibitions committee, special events and social media.

If you have 2 to 8 hours a month to give, are interested in one time events or being involved on an ongoing basis, we have many different ways to be involved.  We are a lively, friendly, open group and welcome new comers.

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Summer Gallery hours, Thurs-Sun, 12:00-6:00 PM

The Rocky Neck Art Colony, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization nurtures excellence in the arts through exhibitions, workshops, residencies and vibrant cultural events for its members and the public. Long renowned for its luminous light, this harbor and coastal location has been a magnet for some of the most revered realist paintings in American art and a catalyst for the progressive ideas of artists from Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Milton Avery, and Nell Blaine, among many others. Today Rocky Neck continues to attract artists and art lovers to a thriving creative community. For up to date information visit rockyneckartcolony.org.


CHINESE ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE – lecture/demonstration – June 18 at 6pm

CHINESE ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
Thursday, June 18, 2015, 6 – 7:30pm

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
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The Rocky Neck Art Colony will engage in a cultural exchange with China by hosting two Resident Artists; traditional cut paper artist Du Jun and classical brush painter and muralist Juntao Fang at the Goetemann Residency Studio from June 16 – 27, 2015.

Their engagement will begin with a lecture/demonstration at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck on Thursday, June 18 at 6pm. The couple will be available at the Goetemann Artist in Residency Studio, 51A Rocky Neck Ave, regular studio hours will be scheduled and posted so visitors may visit them working and view artwork on display.

Mandarin speakers are encouraged to attend the event and visit the couple while in residence.

THE ARTISTS

Du Jun is currently the Director of the Paper Cutting Museum in the village of Shanjai Gou, a privilege she shares with her grandmother, Pingying Zhou, they have been nationally recognized for the preservation of this traditional art form.

Du Jun’s husband, Juntao Fang, is a Professor of Art at Janing University. He is trained in the Classical methods of Chinese brush painting, but his teaching focus and national reputation have been established for his contemporary expressionistic adaptations of the Classical style. He specializes in large mural sized paintings that often have social content.


St. Peter Novena Day 2

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The Children Of the Rosary

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Passing on tradition to the next generation!

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The “St. Peter Fiesta Through The Years” book selling like hotcakes last night! 

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Our Grandmother Felicia spotted in a photo of the Fiesta book !

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Novena Coffee Time!

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Cousin Eleanor Tucker showing off  St. David’s Cookies!

 

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Faces of the Rosary!

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More 3 Foot Traps Dropped Off Ready For Recreational Lobstering. $25 Each To The Lobstermen

They are all in good working condition.  They cost $25 each.  here is a link to where you can get a recreational license and fish them yourself-

http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dfg/dmf/laws-and-regulations/recreational-regulations/#lobster

95 East Main Street Captain Joe and Sons.  Call ahead 978-283-1454

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Bring on the Butterflies

How sweet is this little Butterfly Garden!  Kudos to the students and staff at O’Maley Innovation Middle School for putting this together.  Kudos also to Awesome Gloucester for knowing a good thing when they see it….as this garden was funded by them!  I love all of the excellent tidbits of knowledge that are available while enjoying the beauty of the space.  What a treat to happen upon this while headed in for a cold, 90 minute hockey practice!

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First Sign of Summer @ MAC

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Watch this cool time lapse video of Manchester Athletic Club’s tennis bubble coming down for the summer. 

Join us June 24 from 4-7pm at our outdoor pool for our annual Backyard BBQ Bash and meet our new owner!

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International Dory Races Schedule of Events for June Races 2015

 

Pick up your 2015 dory rowing shirts Race side at the Jodrey State Fish Pier this Saturday at 10 AM!

Schedule of Events for June Races 2015

Thursday, June 18th, 6:30 pm – Canadian Reception

       At: St. Peter’s Club

*All committee members are welcome to attend and greet the Canadian rowers.

Saturday, June 20th, 10 am – International Dory Races

       Versus Nova Scotia, Canada

       At: Jodrey State Fish Pier

*Open to the public.

Saturday, June 20th, 12 noon – Awards Banquet

       At: Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center

*All committee members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Thank You!

Your International Dory Committee’s Board of Directors