“Small Jewels” Kathleen George Show at the Sawyer Free Library Matz Gallery

image33My husband Tom came home raving about Kathleen George’s show at the Sawyer Free, calling her paintings “small jewels!” Go see, they are indeed jems!

About the artist ~

I have loved art my whole life. I come from a family that has always valued art. I find that art is an inextricable part of my very being; it’s in the way I see light, in the way I can tap into energy that shouldn’t exist in my busy life to paint for hours and hours after a busy work day…It doesn’t matter if I spend 5 minutes or 5 hours doing art, it is always a window into true beauty for me. Lately, with gratitude, I am making more space in my life for this art I have loved always. Read more here.

Visit Kathleen’s website here.

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Cape Ann TV Channel 12 Airs seARTS Wearable Art Runway Show

Cape Ann TV Channel 12 Airs seARTS Wearable Art Runway Show

Cape Ann TV premieres their coverage of the seARTS Wearable Art Fashion Show this weekend. Celebrate Wearable Art lll Runway Show will air on Channel 12 at these times and dates: Friday, October 9 at 9:30 pm; Saturday, October 10 at 8:30 pm; Sunday, October 11 at 9:00 pm; and Monday, October 12 at 6:30 pm. For future airings of this program go to: http://capeanntv.org/schedule/.

Top fashion designers and artists from Cape Ann and beyond, designed clothing and jewelry for this one-of-a-kind fashion event held on September 27 at Cruiseport Gloucester. Cape Ann TV captured the show with three cameras, giving the viewer three different angles to view the models wearing their spectacular outfits on the catwalk. The show also includes behind the scenes interviews.

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Saturday in Rockport: Food AND Music!

On October 10th, Rockport hosts the final regular season Rockport Farmers Market (before next week’s Harvestfest!) and a great night of music at the Old Sloop Coffeehouse. In between the farmers’ market and the Coffeehouse you can enjoy shopping and dining in downtown Rockport!

imgresSaturday morning from 9am to 1pm: Rockport Farmers Market vendors feature a bounty of fresh produced, jellies, jams, cold brew coffee, pastries (including a pumpkin s’mores cupcake!)

Saturday night at 7:30 brings David Roth to the Old Sloop Coffeehouse! Buy tickets online or at the door. Connor Garvey opens. More info on both performers, below.

Enjoy a day of supporting local food and live music!

David Roth strikes many chords, hearts, and minds with his unique songs, offbeat observations, moving stories, sense of the hilarious, and powerful singing and subject matter. As singer, songwriter, recording artist, keynote speaker, workshop leader, and instructor, David has earned top honors at premier songwriter competitions – Kerrville (TX) and Falcon Ridge (NY) – and taken his music, experience, and expertise to a wide variety of venues in this and other countries full-time for more than two decades.

Click here to visit David Roth’s website.

Connor Garvey is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Portland, Maine, with the amiable presence of an entertainer, the lyrical depth of a poet, and the enchantment of a storyteller.

Garvey leaves audiences uplifted and inspired through a positive message delivered in a way The Portland Press Herald says proves you can be optimistic and self-aware without being boring. His unique sandy tenor and masterful blend of rhythm and melody draw comparison to Paul Simon and contemporaries Josh Ritter and Jason Mraz. He wins song competitions. He fills rooms. But most of all he moves people.

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Fill your morning with music at the Cape Ann Museum

Aeolus String Quartet Family Concert


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The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present, in collaboration with Rockport Music, the Aeolus String Quartet. Enjoy a morning filled with music on Saturday, October 10 at 10:30 a.m. This program is free and open to the public. It is presented as part of a residency through Rockport Music’s Education and Outreach program with programs in both Rockport and Gloucester Public Schools. For more information please email info@capeannmuseum.org or call (978) 283-0455 x10.

Winners of multiple awards and the Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School, the Aeolus String Quartet promises an engaging one-hour program with excerpts of Haydn, Dvorák, and Ervin Schulhoff appropriate for all ages. The Quartet will introduce their instruments, the different roles they play and the different tools used by composers to make their quartet repertoire distinctive—all presented in a program that will cultivate a greater love for music and a deeper understanding of how a team can become greater than the sum of its parts.


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The recently renovated Cape Ann Museum celebrates the art, history and culture of Cape Ann – a region with a rich and varied culture of nationally significant historical, industrial and artistic achievement. The Museum’s collections include fine art from the 19th century to the present, artifacts from the fishing and maritime and granite quarrying industries, textiles, furniture, a library/archives, and two historic houses. For a detailed media fact sheet please visit www.capeannmuseum.org/press.

The Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $10.00 adults, $8.00 Cape Ann residents, seniors and students. Youth (under 18) and Museum members are free. For more information please call: (978)283-0455 x10. Additional information can be found online at www.capeannmuseum.org.



October Events on Cape Ann!

Cape Ann Community

The Chamber has some exciting events in October that are open to the community!

Online Auction
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is auctioning off a number of fun and unique items for you to bid on to and help support valuable Chamber services and programs. Visit the link below to bid on over 100 items. Check back often as items are being added frequently. biddingforgood.com/CapeAnnChamber

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Mayoral Debate
The Debate will be held on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 from 7:30 – 9:00 AM at The Elks at Bass Rocks. Admission is $25 per person and include coffee and a light breakfast. You can REGISTER HERE for the Mayoral Debate!

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The 33rd Annual Essex ClamFest
The Essex ClamFest is an event hosted and co-ordinated by the Essex Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce. This is our 33rd year and has become the largest event held in Essex. We have grown…

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David Roth with Connor Garvey at Old Sloop Coffeehouse – 10/10/15

David Roth strikes many chords, hearts, and minds with his unique songs, offbeat observations, moving stories, sense of the hilarious, and powerful singing and subject matter. As singer, songwriter, recording artist, keynote speaker, workshop leader, and instructor, David has earned top honors at premier songwriter competitions – Kerrville (TX) and Falcon Ridge (NY) – and taken his music, experience, and expertise to a wide variety of venues in this and other countries full-time for more than two decades.

Connor Garvey is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Portland, Maine, with the amiable presence of an entertainer, the lyrical depth of a poet, and the enchantment of a storyteller.

Garvey leaves audiences uplifted and inspired through a positive message delivered in a way The Portland Press Herald says proves you can be optimistic and self-aware without being boring. His unique sandy tenor and masterful blend of rhythm and melody draw comparison to Paul Simon and contemporaries Josh Ritter and Jason Mraz. He wins song competitions. He fills rooms. But most of all he moves people.

Old Sloop Coffeehouse  More Information & Get Tickets
First Congregational Church • 12 School St • Rockport, Massachusetts
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CAM Connections Third Tuesdays

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to welcome older adults and their care partners to CAM Connections, on Tuesday,  October  20 from10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.. This program meets on the third Tuesday of every month and is free and open to the public. Reservations are required – to make a reservation or for more information please call Kate LaChance at (978)283-0455 x12 or email katelachance@capeannmuseum.org.
The Cape Ann Museum CAM Connections Third Tuesdays program brings art, culture and history to underserved seniors in the Cape Ann community. The program offers personal engagement with the Museum collection through small group art conversations. The heart of the program is to create space for a meaningful experience in the welcoming environment of the Museum, where participants can share responses and reflections as well as form new social connections. Individuals with memory challenges and their care partners are warmly welcomed.

Third Tuesdays offers seniors the experience of slowing down and becoming still to look closely at art with others. During small group conversation, participants view paintings, objects and artifacts in an open-ended discussion format, stimulating personal curiosities and stories, while having fun, growing and learning together.

The Cape Ann Museum, a regional center of local art, history and culture, has a treasured collection that resonates with the personal and collective history of seniors with ties to the region. Committed to improving the lives of seniors, CAM Connections values the arts as healing and believes active engagement with the arts offers needed connection, reduces isolation and promotes health and well being. Past participants have witnessed the many ways the Museum’s unique collection offers a bridge to a meaningful and enriching life experience.

Caramel Apple Crisp Is On The Dessert Menu Tonight!

  • PrintYou will never look at Apple Crisp quite the same way after trying this recipe…It’s scrumptious!

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A few years ago I created and posted this recipe…It’s become a fall favorite in our home…If you love caramel apples, and apple crisp, this is a must try recipe! I can’t wait to serve it for dessert tonight with a scoop of Vanilla Bean Gelato using apples from our dear friends Jeremy and Tanya Frost’s fruitful back yard Apple Tree! I have never seen a tree bearing 2 different verities of apples growing from a single tree trunk! Both the red Gala and yellow Golden Delicious tasted delicious! Jeremy held the ladder for me while I hand picked and filled 2 large bags last Saturday! The Frost’s apple tree was a magnificent sight in their yeard this year! Jeremy reported that this years harvest is the best in the past several years, and that this was the first year it beared two types of apples. Thank you for sharing your special tree with me, I’m having a great time in the kitchen whipping up our fall favorite confections and have also created a few new recipes that have been big hits! 

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Seaside Garden Club

The Seaside Garden Club is excited to have the dynamic group that transformed the Grant Circle in Gloucester tell their story on October 13th at the Manchester Community Center.  Social time begins at 7:00 and the program begins promptly at 7:30.  Light refreshments will be served.
The Plant Grant Circle team consists of representatives from the Cape Ann Garden Club, the Gloucester Garden Club and the Rockport Garden Club (Lida Bernard, Stevie Neal, Laura Kraul, Dorene McManus and Leslee Shlopak).  They will present a slide show of the transformation of the center circle on the Grant Rotary from a weed infested eye sore to a beautiful gateway to Cape Ann.  Included in the talk will be the history of Grant Circle, the many obstacles the group overcame from the success of the project and a description of the landscape design.  It is a story about a great vision, collaboration and dogged determination.  Plant Grant is a campaign designed by the Gardeners of Cape Ann to refurbish and beautify the “gateway” to Gloucester and Rockport, Grant Circle. Last spring the Garden Clubs of Cape Ann (a collaboration of Cape Ann, Gloucester and Rockport Garden Clubs) submitted a proposal and were awarded the permit from the state to maintain and refurbish Grant Circle.  Collectively they cleaned up the gardens last summer while designing new gardens as a welcoming entrance to our area for residents and visitors.  The project plan builds on the site’s naturalistic foundation by adding masses of plantings in linear beds scaled appropriately to the size of the circle. Combinations of perennials and flowering shrubs provide seasonal color and variety, while new tree plantings add vertically and complement the existing mature trees on site. Join us for to hear this interesting story about a great vision, collaboration and dogged determination.
The Seaside GardenClub has some great programs on tap for this season!  Organic Lawn Care, Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly, a film by Kim Smith, Pressed Flower Card Workshop and The Art of Ikebana are just some of the exciting programs we have arranged for our club members.  We meet the 2nd Tuesday of the Month (September through June) and are always looking for new members.  Make sure to sign up for your 2015/2016 Seaside Garden Club Membership – still on $25 for the entire season! Invite your friends and neighbors, all are welcome.  Guests $5.
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