MARIA CRACCHIOLO DEMONSTRATES HOW TO CREATE SAINT JOSEPH ALTAR BREAD

Artists-in-the-Kitchen Maria Cracchiolo, and her parents Domenic and Nina Damico, demonstrate how to create beautiful bread in shapes symbolic of Saint Joseph and inspired by nature. Watch as Maria, Nina, and Domenic artfully shape angels, a carpenter’s saw, San Giuseppe scroll, Saint Joseph sun, snails, flowers, butterflies, grapes, and more.
As you will hear Maria’s story unfold (while deftly shaping the dough), her family’s tradition of making the Saint Joseph altar bread began several years ago, for a very heartfelt reason. In 2010, her young daughter was facing a very serious operation. Maria had never made the special Saint Joseph altar bread, but decided that year to make it her devotion to Saint Joseph. Maria taught herself how to shape the bread, finding inspiration in old photos of altars, and also from images, which she found online, of bread made in Sicily. Maria lived in Italy for five years, attending art school and studying fashion design. When I write “Artists-in-the Kitchen” you’ll see why after viewing the video.

Both of Maria’s parents, Nina and Domenic, were born in Sicily and grew up celebrating the Feast of San Giuseppe in the Sicilian tradition of feeding the poor and orphaned, and welcoming all who came to their table. Thank you Maria, Domenic, and Nina for graciously welcoming me into your Caffe Sicilia’s kitchen!

Saint Joseph Bread is available by special order at Caffe Sicilia. Call to place your order at (978) 283-2345.

Many thanks to Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken for the suggestion to contact Maria and her family to interview for Gloucester’ Feast of Saint Joseph Community Film Project.

JOE VIRGILIO MAKING SAINT JOSEPH ROLLS

Joe Virgilio Makes Saint Joseph Rolls is a wonderful addition to Gloucester’s Feast of Saint Joseph Community Film Project. So many thanks to Joe for taking time from his busy work day to allow filming! Highlights include Joe sharing stories about the early days working alongside his grandfather and cousins, when the thousands of rolls needed for Saint Joseph’s Day were made by hand.

To order your Saint Joseph rolls call 978-283-5295 or stop by. Store hours are from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

Originally posted 2014.

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To learn more about Gloucester’s Feast of Saint Joseph Community Film and the real story about how the project evolved, please go to the film’s website and click on the About the Film link and the Director’s Statement link. For periodic updates about the film, you can keep in touch on the blog page of the film’s website or friend me on Facebook.

YMCA & Harlem Superstars – LOCATION CHANGE

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Hi Joey –

With the heavy rains, we have some water leak issues at GHS, and are forced to move the game to Manchester.  Would you please help spread the word?

Tickets are $9 at the door.  100% of proceeds support local children and families.

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2016 St. Joseph Novena Day 5 @Sista Felicia’s Photo Gallery!

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Paternal Grandparents Joseph & Felicia Ciaramitaro & Maternal Joseph & Rose Ciaramitaro

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Caryn Ryder, Marie Linquata, Fay Quinlan

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Sue and Katy Lovasco

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Novena Coffee Time!

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Reading the English Translation provided by Abbey Mathews, that are projected onto the wall adjacent to the altar

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The Vigil Candle Altar

 

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Play time for Coconut and son BJ after the rosary

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EXCITING SHARED SPACE OPPORTUNITY FOR CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINERS

ATTENTION TO ALL CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINERS!!!! VIP FITNESS DANVERS IS OFFERING AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY!!!

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Shared Space Available for rent. Must have 2+yrs of experience. Great opportunity for self-motivated, passionate, and energetic individuals who enjoy helping others improve their health and fitness goals! Come and work alongside very happy independent professionals at our new location space!!! 2,500sq ft!

As the proud owner/operator of VIP FITNESS, an independent professional, I want to give this great opportunity to set your own hours, set up your own programs, and enjoy the flexibility of being in business for yourself without the risk of a long term lease. If you are a certified professional with an existing client base or you are interested in starting your own following, our new studio can provide you a place to work the way you want and build YOUR business!!! This may be the perfect opportunity for you!

Please call Enza Groppo at 617-828-2036 for more details.

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BREAKING NEWS: CHEF DOUG PAPOWS NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF EMERSON INN (AND THEY ARE HIRING)!

Chef Doug Papows has accepted the Executive Chef position for Pigeon Cove Tavern at Emerson Inn by the Sea. Renovations are well underway and he is excited to join the team at Migis Hotel Group.

They are hiring! Applications for all positions are being accepted, front and back of the house.

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DOCKSIDER’S WINE TASTING FUN(D) RAISER AT THE GLOUCESTER HOUSE!

Come on down to the Gloucester House on Saturday evening, March 19th at 6pm, for the annual Docksiders’ Wine Tasting event! 

Here’s a great opportunity to support this terrific band in their continuing effort to positively represent not only Gloucester High School, but the City of Gloucester!

These kids work their rear ends off and are a worthy source of pride, but like everything, it takes a continual flow of resources to keep them going. The wine tasting, concert, and gift basket auction are a terrific opportunity to stop by and show these talented young musicians how much they are appreciated. Spread the word and bring your friends.

Tickets are $25 and are available at the door.

Please come and help make this event a success!

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Do Your Kids Need Summer Plans?

Did you know that the Harborlight-Stoneridge Montessori School in Beverly offers a wide variety of one-week summer sessions for grades 1-8 and great options for younger children too!

Think Paddle boarding, trips to museums, surfing, cinematography, BMX-biking, hiking with the AMC, soccer, rock on and join a band, geology on Thompson Island, beaches, the Sea Station Endeavour, art, theatre arts, and even camps run in conjunction with The Hive and Maritime Gloucester.  

CLICK HERE FOR SUMMER ADVENTURES INFORMATION   Including locations, descriptions, schedule, and much more

CLICK HERE FOR DESCRIPTIONS OF SESSIONS AVAILABLE FOR GRADES 1st-8th.

and see below…

Week 1: June 20- June 24

4 MUSEUMS & A SKETCHBOOK (Grades 1-8)

Learn about the history of art through four amazing museums– The Museum of Fine Arts,The Institute of Contemporary Art, The DeCordova, and our local Peabody Essex Museum.

In minimalist fashion, all you need is a water bottle, lunchbox, and *sketchbook. Develop your ability to sketch and your power of observation while harnessing the power of the masters. (*Provided)

SOCCER (Grades 1-8)

Professional coaching with Kyle Yellin will allow all players to gain a better understanding of, and continued passion for, the game.

Week 2: June 27- July 1

SOCCER (Grades 1-3)

Professional coaching with Kyle Yellin will allow all players to gain a better understanding of, and continued passion for, the game.

CLAY DREAMING (Grades 1-3)

Expand your skills working with clay at Clay Dreaming Studio in Beverly. Lessons will allow the students to work at their own pace and developing their growing understanding of the medium and ability to work through the multi-stepped process of designing an original piece.

GEOLOGY & THOMPSON ISLAND (Grades 4-8)

Hiking, geology, outward-bound experience at Thompson Island is the adventure of a lifetime! This island, located 2-miles offshore from downtown Boston, is an Outward Bound Education Center where the students will spend a full-day engaged in their science, history, and challenge activities.

Week 3: June 5- July 8

NORTH SHORE BEACHES (Grades 1-3)

Explore the north shore beaches with a new perspective. While visiting these destinations in typical fashion -sandcastles, sea glass, swimming, reading, and picnicking- we will also explore their similarities and differences in coastal science and maritime history.

THEATER ARTS (Grades 4-8)

Join our own professional playwright and performing arts director, Katie Oberlander. Learn theater games, speaking, singing and stage presence.  Put it all together in an informal performance. This week will include a trip to Canobie Lake Park, NH.

Week 4: June 11- July 15

THEATER ARTS (Grades 1-3)

Join our own professional playwright and performing arts director, Katie Oberlander. Learn theater games, speaking, singing and stage presence.  Put it all together in an informal performance. This week will include a trip to Canobie Lake Park, NH.

MARITIME GLOUCESTER (grades 4-8)

Explore Gloucester from Sea to Table with our partners at Maritime Gloucester. Travel with captains on a fishing boat, build a lobster trap, cast it and catch your dinner. Learn all about local fisherman and their quest to make it sustainable, and find your own connection between sea and table.

Week 5: July 18- July 22

ART @ THE HIVE (grades 1-3)  

The Hive in Gloucester has art facilities for all large-format and small-scale media. The gallery, classroom, and multi-use spaces are just what you need to channel your creative energy.

COSTA RICA (FULL)

Due to high demand, this adventure is already full. We will post our travel adventures and photos when we return!

CINEMATOGRAPHY (grades 4-8)

Learn the art and science of motion picture photography as you create your very own short film.  Learn cinema technique, how to use a filter and lens, and develop your ability to capture depth of field and focus.  Edit your work and utilize all the tricks of the trade from Doug Bowker, Motion Graphics, Animation, and Digital Video. Doug is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design. Required: SLR Video Camera (recommended), IPOD, Digital Camera, or Smart Phone

Week 6: July 25- July 29

MARINE HERITAGE 1 (grades 1-8)

Explore Cape Ann’s rich marine heritage. Join the marine science crew aboard Sea Station’s catamaran Endeavour – take a trip on a lobster boat, visit touch tanks, and learn about the ocean and life on the seashore in a fun, hands-on, learning environment.

SMALL SWELL (grades 4-8)

Learn all about the ocean as a playground for the best summer sport – surfing! Balance, coordination, swimming, timing the waves, falling and getting back on the board.

Week 7: August 1- August 5

MARINE HERITAGE 2 (grades 1-8)

Explore Cape Ann’s rich marine heritage. Join the marine science crew aboard Sea Station’s catamaran Endeavour – take a trip on a lobster boat, visit touch tanks, and learn about the ocean and life on the seashore in a fun, hands-on, learning environment. This is a sequel to Marine Heritage 1 and the adventures and learning activities will vary.

WALK ON WATER (grades 4-8)

This session has become the highlight of the upper school summer program! Water adventures on paddle boards at local beaches, road trips along the north shore coast, and the big two-night trip to the Isle of Shoals – where you can hike, play tennis, jump off the dock, roast marshmallows over an open fire, and learn the local lore of the island!

Week 8: August 8- August 12

EXPLORE ARTS (grades 1-3)

Explore media and techniques to draw, design, and live your art through drama and music. An all-encompassing eclectic approach to tapping into your talents!

MOUNTAIN BIKING & BMX (grades 2-6)

More than enjoying a great ride through the trails, this session explores the science of a BMX bike.  Your kinetic energy + a bike and a good trail is all you need for this adventure! Try your skills at BMX Wakefield, a track specifically designed for national competition, with the option to compete at an evening race event. This session requires competency and accessibility to a two-wheeler.

GEOLOGY & THOMPSON ISLAND 2 (Grades 4-8)

Hiking, geology, outward-bound experience at Thompson Island is the adventure of a lifetime! This island, located 2-miles offshore from downtown Boston, is an Outward Bound Education Center where the students will spend a full-day engaged in their science, history, and challenge activities like their ‘high-ropes’ course!.

Week 9: August 15- August 19

ROCK ON (grades 1-3)

Join our comprehensive music experience designed to hone music performance and ensemble skills in a creative and fun environment.  Develop rhythm, music theory, and explore instruments from around the world.  Join us to jam, have fun, and perform. There will be a trip to Crane Estate for an evening picnic and concert.

MOUNTAIN HIKING & OVERNIGHT WITH AMC (grades 4-8)

Grab your pack and water bottle, a good pair of hiking shoes, and your appreciation of the great outdoors. You will be hiking some great peaks and spending a night at the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Cardigan High Cabin.

Week 10: August 22- August 26

MY FIRST JOB (grades 1-3)

What does it take to have the responsibility of a job? What will your first job be? Explore the opportunities that are available to the young employee or entrepreneur!

CINEMATOGRAPHY 2 (grades 4-8)

Learn the art and science of motion picture photography as you create your very own short film.  Learn cinema technique, how to use a filter and lens, and develop your ability to capture depth of field and focus.  Edit your work and utilize all the tricks of the trade from Doug Bowker, Motion Graphics, Animation, and Digital Video. Doug is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design. Required: SLR Video Camera (recommended), IPOD, Digital Camera, or Smart Phone

Week 11: August 29- September 2

SOCCER (Grades 1-8)

Professional coaching with Kyle Yellin will allow all players to gain a better understanding of, and continued passion for, the game.

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