DEAD TURKEY IN A COYOTE LAIR

Turkey feathers wild copyright Kim SmithAll that remained of this turkey found in a coyote lair were its beautiful flight feathers. The kill was so fresh, clumps of flesh around the quills were still red with blood.

A bunch of these zebra striped turkey feathers in a vase I thought might be attractive. And too perhaps our neighborhood kids may like some to make quill pens with. Knowing that bird feathers are rife with parasites and lice, rather than picking them up with bare hands, I went home and got a large plastic bag and secured that tightly around the collected feathers. The feathers were kept in the freezer for over a week. Next step is to store the feathers at the ambient air temperature for another week to allow eggs of any remaining parasites and lice to hatch. After the week in fresh air, they will be placed back in the freezer for another week. Feathers that are dirty will be washed very gently in mild soapy water. The quill ends will need to be soaked in a light bleach and water solution to sterilize and remove residual clumps of turkey skin.

Interestingly, while looking up how to make quill pens, I learned that the word pen comes from the Latin word penna, which means feather.

Practice Lap around Straitsmouth Island 48 Hours before Essex River Race

143 matches to “Captain_Yes” meaning 143 boats registered so less than forty slots left. Still time to register. Essex River Race this Saturday morning.

Adam Bolonsky showed me this swimming spot. Shot this with some added software on the iPhone to take an 8 second exposure to smooth out the water. Not bad for hand held.
Adam Bolonsky showed me this swimming spot. Shot this with some added software on the iPhone to take an 8 second exposure to smooth out the water. Not bad for hand held.

Help Wanted!

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HIRING SUMMER WORKERS!

Andrew Kostka writes in:

Hi! My name is Andrew Kostka, over the summer I am running a house painting business through a company called ‘Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ This being said I am looking to hire hard working individuals to work for me. If you or anyone you know fits this description please call me at 508-284-2742 or email andrewcollegepainters@gmail.com

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Inbound Call Center/Helpline Counselor/Database Research Associate (Gloucester)

NeedyMeds, a leading online national resource dedicated to increasing public awareness about using healthcare assistance programs, is looking for people who are interested in making a difference in the lives of those who are seeking help managing healthcare expenses. If you are the kind of person who gets a sense of fulfillment in helping others, then you are the kind of person that this national nonprofit is seeking.

NeedyMeds offers information on many programs for people that need help paying for healthcare and prescription medication and runs a Call Center for specific programs and a Helpline for assisting callers looking for resources on NeedyMeds’ website, www.needymeds.org.

The position is for a full-time Call Center/Helpline Counselor/Database Research Associate. The Helpline Counselor position requires assisting our helpline callers in finding and utilizing resources on our website. As Call Center Counselor, the position entails answering questions about specific programs and processing applications. The position also involves daily updating of database(s) and research. The person will also occasionally add support for special projects.

Bilingual Spanish/English is a plus

Required skills are:

Excellent, current computer skills (Mac-based office)

Strong phone skills

Flexibility in switching tasks

Comfort with working on databases

Comfort with repetitive tasks

Accuracy with data entry

Competency with researching on Internet

Accuracy with information

Pleasant demeanor

Mature outlook

Team player

Reliable and dependable transportation

Flexible hours

Excellent benefits

compensation: Starting pay: $13/hr with 60-day review and annual reviews thereafter.

employment type: full-time

non-profit organization

Send resume and cover letter to: robin@needymeds.org with subject line “GMG Center Call Center”

Don’t miss these Photoshop Classes at Cape Ann GiclĂ©e

James Eves is now offering

“Photoshop for Photographers I and II”

Each seminar is a a three hour/one session seminar. The seminars will be held in our studio Cape Ann Giclee 20 Maplewood Ave Gloucester, MA 01930. Class times are 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Space is limited to 20 for each seminar date.
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Photoshop for Photographers I 

A seminar for professional, fine art and hobbyist photographers who want to learn about file management, color balancing, why shooting in RAW is better, shadows and highlights moves, contrast, ways to save and send image files, using Bridge and more. This is a chip to print seminar, it is not a how to shoot photos seminar, it’s what to do with your image files once you have them. This seminar is for beginners/intermediate. Prerequisite is a good working knowledge of computers, this class is taught on a Mac but all functions will work on a PC. You may bring your laptop, wireless WiFi is available but please make sure it is fully charged as outlets will not be available.

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Photoshop for Photographers II 

A seminar for professional, fine art and hobbyist photographers who want to learn about photo editing, retouching, compositing, and much more. This seminar starts where Photoshop 1 for Photographers left off, it is not a how to shoot photos seminar, it’s a how to enhance or chage your image files. This seminar is for beginners/intermediate. Prerequisite is Photo shop for Photographers 1 or a solid knowledge of all the info in that class and NO questions relating to Photoshop 1 will be covered. You may bring your laptop, wireless WiFi is available but please make sure it is fully charged as outlets will not be available.

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To sign up you must register by making a payment online. Once you are registered and have paid you will receive an confirmation email. Registration must be done using the link below. If you have any questions you can contact us at 978-546-7070.

Sign Up Here

 

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James Eves, owner of Cape Ann GiclĂ©e, Fine Art Printing and Gallery, is GMG’s Arts Enthusiast and the Calendar Guy. To submit arts related press releases, photos of arts events or any arts related posts email: james@capeanngiclee.com.
To add an event to the GMG Cape Ann Calendar go here to see how to submit events.

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This Weekend in the ARTS

New North Shore Artist David  P.  Curtis’s Work
on Display at First Ipswich Bank’s Gloucester Branch

First Ipswich Bank is pleased to announce that  work  by  local  artist,  David  P.  Curtis,  is  on  display  at  its  Gloucester  branch  –  207  Main Street ‐ through July.

David P. Curtis grew up on Cape Ann, and was introduced to painting at an early age by his artist father, Roger W. Curtis. Primarily a plein air landscape painter, Curtis has been instructing outdoor oil painting classes and workshops on Cape Ann since 1993.

“To paint nature,” says Curtis, “you need to be out there, on location, where you can savor  the  ambience  and  really  get  a  sense  of  the  atmosphere  and  how  it  affects  the  landscape.” To view his works online, please visit http://www.davidpcurtis.com.

An open reception for David will be held at the branch on Friday, May 20 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM to offer the opportunity to meet him and learn more about his work.

About the program: One artist’s work will be shown every three months; David’s work will be on display through July. A new artist will then be featured from August through October 2016.

For  more  information,  please  contact  Rebecca  Sumner,  Branch  Manager  at  978‐356‐3700, or Beth Taber at 978‐356‐8120.

First  Ipswich  Bank  has  branch  offices  in  Essex,  Gloucester,  Ipswich,  Newburyport  and  Rowley,  Massachusetts – you can find them online at http://www.firstipswich.com, as well as on Facebook.

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Please join us on
Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22
10am to 5pm each day
You can download our brochure and map here.

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Saturday Evening Girls:

Immigrant Artists and Scholars of Boston in the Early 1900s
An illustrated lecture by Dr. Dorothy E. King

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Image credit: Saturday Evening Girls at the beach. Photo courtesy of University Archives and Special Collections at UMass Boston.

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present a special lecture entitled, Saturday Evening Girls: Immigrant Artists and Scholars in Boston in the Early 1900s on Saturday, May 21 at 2:00 p.m. The lecture will be presented by Dr. Dorothy E. King, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Penn State Harrisburg. Joanne Riley, archivist at UMASS Boston and Roz Kramer, daughter of pioneer Saturday Evening Girls (SEG) researcher Barbara Kramer, will also participate.

This program is $10 for CAM members / $20 for non-members (includes Museum admission). Space is limited; reservations required. For more information, email us at info@capeannmuseum.org. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Museum at 978-283-0455 x10 or online at Eventbrite.

The Saturday Evening Girls was a social club organized in Boston in 1899 to assimilate young immigrant women into American culture. Girls—who met Saturday evenings—were introduced to literature, art and history. They were also given the opportunity to make and decorate ceramics at the Paul Revere Pottery. In 1906, a summer camp was built for the girls’ use at Wingaersheek Beach in west Gloucester.

Dr. Dorothy E. King, a native of York, Pennsylvania, holds an EdD from Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. King began conducting her research on the Saturday Evening Girls in 2013. In addition to being an educator, Dr. King is a performance poet, playwright, and founder of PenOwl Productions Theater Company.

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Rocky Neck Art Colony presents

Emerald Rae & Somer O’Brien in concert

at The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck,
Saturday May 21. Doors at 7:00 PM,
music begins at 7:30 PM.

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Emerald Rae and Somer O’Brien are a neo-folk fiddle and accordion duo polished with a quasi-art-music sheen. Their repertoire is a montage of Celtic, French, Italian and Greek tunes intuitively rendered with a delicate mix of authenticity, curiosity and artistry.  Their arrangements are fiercely vivacious, ardent and candid and are presented with warmth, wit and humour.

A fearless and masterful fiddler with a heavy background in driving dance music, Emerald Rae blends softness and strength to create a uniquely expressive sound. Being a traditional music guru requires a dedication to history, using an approach similar to that of a museum curator.  She describes the process of collecting carefully-sourced tunes as being akin to grave-robbing.  “Tunes are our currency.  To find them you have to dig, wipe off the dust, and breathe life into them.  Then they become part of your story.”

Somer O’Brien’s original accordion playing belies a lifetime of study as a classical pianist.  Her compelling rhythms and singular harmonic textures push the boundaries and defy categorization.  She weaves a fine tapestry with exotic colors from Afro-Latin, Jazz, and Folk.  “As a teacher I am a perpetual student.  My ears are always expanding, as is my knowledge of and relationship to the accordion.  I think this is what keeps my style fresh.”

With their whimsical style and passion for eclecticism, Rae and O’Brien piece together a surprising and refreshing mosaic, taking you on a journey that will spark your inner wanderlust.  Their first full-length album, Artifact, will be released in the summer of 2016.

For up to date information visit http://rockyneckartcolony.org/events/category/music/list/. 

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James Eves, owner of Cape Ann GiclĂ©e, Fine Art Printing and Gallery, is GMG’s Arts Enthusiast and the Calendar Guy. To submit arts related press releases, photos of arts events or any arts related posts email: james@capeanngiclee.com.
To add an event to the GMG Cape Ann Calendar go here to see how to submit events.

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A-Train Orchestra Tonight! Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line…come on and have a swingin good time! 8:30pm 5.19.2016

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Nobody has to cross the bridge this week as I ask several Rockportoricans to carefully drive home drunk after an emancipating evening of heavenly swinging back door blues. I’m talking the genetically altered father and son duo of Rikki and Alec Razdan  and their severely dyspeptic  rhythm section including master cocktail drummer David “Doc” Vincent, who specializes in bopping on tables , chairs and beer bottles (and empties a few, too) and the redoubtable  Mr. Dan Whelan, on catarrh, who can wheeze his way through any style.

 

 

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I gotta keep up with these guys, so an emergency vehicle will be on standby for most of the night, before they, too, drive home with one eye closed, like I do. Please don’t listen to me,I may be kidding. Then again
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Gloucester, MA 01930
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Nichole’s Picks 5/21 + 5/22

Pick #1:  Motif #1 Day, Rockport

The Motif No.1 Day Festival celebrates Rockport across the arts. And all of it centers around the fishing shack-artist’s studio-tourist attraction that started it all: an old building right on one of Rockport’s historic wharves that was painted so often by artists at the turn of the last century that it was given the nickname Motif No.1 by Lester Hornby, a well-known artist and instructor of the period.

Film, poetry, dance, music, and art-making activities are all a part of the festival, as well as historical presentations and a Motif No.1 Day 5k and Fun Run, with proceeds to benefit Rockport Public Schools’ wellness initiatives.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT ROCKPORTEXCHANGE.ORG BY CLICKING HERE

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Pick #2:  92.9 EarthFest Concert on the Hatch Shell

READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE

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“We are excited to announce that Flight of Fire, The Strumbellas, Joywave and Fitz and the Tantrums will be performing at this years FREE Radio 92.9 EarthFest Presented By Whole Foods Market. The festival will take place at the DCR Hatch Memorial Shell on May 21st, 2016 from 10:00am-5:00pm.”

Pick #3:  Let’s Go Fly a Kite: A Practically Perfect Mary Poppins Party 

Sunday, May 22nd 1:00-4:00

It’s an afternoon of Poppins fun for the whole family at this Mary Poppins Party at Crane Estate. Activities include kite making and flying, chalk drawing, lawn games, and more. Kite aficionados from Kites Over New England are on hand to show their kites and flying techniques. Tea, lemonade, and cookies are served.

READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE

Cost:  Child Member: $24, Child NonMember: $30
Parents and Guardians are Free

As always, for a more comprehensive list of family activities please visit our friends at North Shore Kid

Calling All Golfers for a Great Cause – Toots Fore Tufts

More Cape Ann Health, Fitness and Wellness News-
http://www.capeannwellness.com

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‘Toots Fore Tufts’ and the Marc K. Jackson Foundation are helping to raise awareness and funding for programs for patients undergoing treatment for brain cancer and their families at Tufts Medical Center.
Next Friday is the 3rd Annual Marc K Jackson Memorial Golf Tournament – Register on-line – http://birdeasepro.com/Event/AboutUs/3236 Still time to sign up for a foursome Joey C!
Marc K Jackson Memorial Golf Tournament – Friday. May 20th. 
Stow Acres Country Club. 58 Randall Road. Stow, MA, 01775  Get DirectionsWeb Site
Event Contact Information – Mike, Janna, Brian, Dorothy Email: tootsforetufts@gmail.comPhone: 518-817-7767
Or, if you are unable to attend, check out their on-line auction – www.charityauction.bid/tootsforetufts2016. Raffle prizes include – Red Sox – Jays, Red – Sox Yankees Tickets. One-Day Park Hopper passes to Walt Disney. And MORE!
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FOB- Check Out these Red Wrestling Boots, autographed byHulk Hogan! Joey, if you bid on


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