Day: June 4, 2016
Gloucester Streets From Anne Power Parsons
I know you mentioned some of the Gloucester streets that were eliminated or renamed over the years in Gloucester.
I’ve been researching the Power family and some of their relatives who lived in the Fort in the 1860’s.
I found that on some birth certificates the home address was listed as Marginal Way. I knew they always lived as close to the wharves as possible, particularly Fort Wharf. In later years addresses were: 77 Commercial St., 59 Fort Square and 46 Fort Square.
In the 1870-71 Gloucester City Directory it lists street names.
Beach Street–Commercial to the beach near the Pavillion.
Commercial–From Front to Fort (in 1869 directory, it says to Fort Wharf.)
Marginal Way –From Commercial south of Old Fort.
Neptune–From Commercial to the Beach.
So my ancestors didn’t move, but the streets changed names.
Anne Power Parsons
PARTY PICS FROM AMY KERR’S WATERCOLOR AND DRAWING SHOW AT THE PAINT FACTORY
JOIN IN THE FUN OF MONDAY NIGHT’S SCHOONER CHALLENGE!
Len Burgess writes, “YOU WANT TO BE IN THIS CHALLENGE! It is this JUNE 6TH, 5:30 TO 8PM. Sign up at www.essexshipbuildingmuseum.org, or call Marcia at (978) 375-3337 today! Tickets are selling fast and the weather is predicted to be 75 degrees, partly sunny – perfect sailing weather.”
JOIN THE 4th ANNUAL SCHOONER CHALLENGE! Monday, June 6th, 6 to 8 pm. The Schooners Adventure, Lannon, and Adelle join forces to help us to protect and preserve the Schooner Evelina M. Goulart here at the shipbuilding museum. Schooners sail from The Maritime Gloucester dock on Harbor Loop. More fun than you can imagine. Sign up at www.essexshipbuildingmuseum.org, or call Marcia at (978) 375-3337 today! Tickets will sell fast!
Video by Barry O’Brien, with footage lent by Marty Luster
Time for a bathroom break. Love this video being shared by Facebook friends! “Just PEE” penned by Cindi Lauper and performed by the Broadway cast of the hit musical Kinky Boots.
Red boat at Corliss Landing
Rick and I love kayaking from Corliss Landing and up to Wingaersheek beach. Since Saturday was a beautiful day that is where we went.
Breaking news: Pleasant Street just got more pleasant
Jane Deering downtown offices at 19 Pleasant Street between Cape Ann Museum and the Hive!
Stop by tonight to check out Points of View: Michael Porter | Chris Pullman
‘while you’re at it’, heading downtown to see the new Light Exhibition at the HIVE 7pm !
Quotes of the Week – Muhammad Ali
“A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.”
Muhammad Ali (1942- 2016)
Born Cassius Marcellus Clay in Kentucky, Ali won the Olympic gold medal for light heavyweight boxing in 1960. He worked his way up to a title fight by 1964 and was the youngest challenger to take a title from a champ (Sonny Liston). A follower of Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam, Ali was arrested and stripped of his title in 1967 for his refusal, as a conscientious objector, to be drafted during the Vietnam War. His conviction was overturned by the Supreme Court four years later. He went on to take the title twice more from Joe Frazier and George Foreman. He retired from the ring in 1981 and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1984, likely caused by repeated head trauma. Since then he has traveled extensively as a UN ambassador of peace and was active in promoting education and the defense of the Bill of Rights. George Bush awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008.
The envelope, please! Nearly $310,000 Gloucester piece of MA’s 2016 art funding pie
How did Gloucester stack up?
Read on to see the state’s Cultural Facilities Funding (CFF) totaling $221,000 plus Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) totaling $88,200 in Gloucester for 2016. It’s a safe bet that each resident in the City benefits from at least one of these 2016 projects. Along with the categories below and others, make sure and think about next year’s application categories including the new festival grant category that will be due September 2016 for 2017 programming. Congratulations to all the recipients!
MCC ARTIST FELLOWSHIP -$12,000
Artist Erica Daborn, for artistic professional development. $12,000
MCC BIG YELLOW SCHOOL BUS – $600
Beeman School, O’Maley and Veterans $200 each for an educational field trip
CULTURAL FACILITIES FUND (CFF) – $221,000
Driven by the Boston Foundation, MA Advocates for the Arts, Sciences and Humanities (MAASH), the MCC and others after many years, this big pot that funds so many projects was part of legislation passed back in July of 2006. Maybe it will be increased by it’s 10th year anniversary summer 2017? Across the state over the past 9 years, “CFF has awarded grants of $91.9 million to nearly 700 projects across the Commonwealth. Demand for CFF grants continues to outpace supply…The new round includes 68 capital grants totaling $8.9 million and another 23 planning grants totaling just over $400,000. Grants range from $7,000 to $300,000, and must be matched one-to-one from private and/or other public sources.”
Maritime Gloucester To construct a Student/Visitor educational Center on Harbor Loop. $116,000
Gloucester Stage Company To replace aging and limited lighting system with a state-of-the-art lighting grid, equipment and controls, and supporting electrical rewiring. $50,000
Manship Artist Residence and Studios (MARS) To conduct a feasibility study for the renovation of the Manship property as an arts and culture center with an artist residency program. $30,000
Rocky Neck Art Colony To install an acoustic ceiling treatment, a second AC unit, lighting upgrades, and integrated A/V projection and sound equipment to its Main Hall. $25,000
MCC CULTURAL INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO- $23,000
Cape Ann Museum to celebrate the art, history and culture of the region and to keep it relevant by offering quality exhibitions and programs for our communities, and beyond. $11,500
Cape Ann Symphony Orchestra, Inc.to establish, maintain, and operate a non-profit civic symphony orchestra in the Cape Ann area to foster, promote, and increase the musical knowledge and appreciation of the public through the performance of music at concerts and other functions; to provide an opportunity for Cape Ann area musicians to play as an orchestra; and to assist and encourage the musical development of Cape Ann students. $3,800
Maritime Gloucester to promote Gloucester’s maritime heritage as a platform for teaching maritime skills and marine sciences, and for encouraging environmental stewardship. $8,700
MCC JOHN AND ABIGAIL ADAMS ART PROGRAM – $21,000
Rocky Neck Art Colony establish an Office of Cultural Development in the City of Gloucester to champion innovation in arts and culture, provide support for private and public cultural development, and invigorate the City’s cultural tourism agenda; to develop an inclusive, collaborative cultural plan for Gloucester to strengthen historic links between the city’s maritime culture, community and the arts. $21,000
MCC LOCAL CULTURAL COUNCIL (LCC)- $7600
Allocation Gloucester $7,600 Thanks Rose Sheehan and the LCC volunteers on the committee for processing all the applications every year! This year’s 21 winners
|Annisquam Historical Society||Preserving Gloucester History||$450|
|Cape Ann Shakespeare Troupe||Season 2015-2016||$348|
|DiPrima, Jay||Henry David Thoreau Lecture||$250|
|East Gloucester Elementary School||Rob Surette and His Amazing Hero Art||$300|
|Harcovitz, Ruth||Songs of World War II||$250|
|LePage, Lucille||Stories, Songs & More||$571|
|Lundberg, Christine||The Art & Craft of Folly Cove Designers Film||$500|
|Manninen, Wendy||Singing and Signing||$300|
|Maritime Gloucester Association||Off to the Races! Exhibit||$700|
|Music at Eden’s Edge||Connecting Kids to Classical Music||$500|
|Northeast Mass. Youth Orchestras||Youth Orchestra Honors Concert||$350|
|Phyllis A Marine Association||History Sharing Program||$500|
|Rockport Music||Jasper Quartet||$400|
|Sawyer Free Library||Printerbot Learning||$464|
|Sawyer Free Library||Cape Ann Reads||$500|
|Sheehan, Rose||Welcome Yule – Midwinter Celebration||$500|
|Sheehan, Rose||Cape Ann Contra Dance||$450|
|Swift, Sarah Slifer||Trident Live Art Series||$400|
|Van Dyke, Juni||The Note Card Project||$350|
|Waller, Susan||The Fiesta People’s Mural||$250|
|Windhover Foundation||Quarry Dance 5||$700|
MCC CULTURAL DISTRICTS City of Gloucester – $9000
Gloucester’s downtown Cultural District. $4,000
Gloucester’s Rocky Neck Cultural District. $5,000
MCC YOUTHREACH- $15,000
Maritime Gloucester and Action to provide hands-on marine and physical science instruction to at-risk 16-20 year-olds in collaboration with Action, Inc. $15,000
Men Working–Mug Up Time
Stand-off on the Mill River
There was a little mexican stand-off at the Mill River this morning. This poor young buck was waiting out this coyote who was on the hunt. At first it looked as though the deer may have been stuck in the river mud, but it soon became clear that he was just keeping a safe distance from the coyote. The coyote paced in and out of the woods. (thanks to hubby Neil for sharing his pics!)
At first the coyote looked like he was just going to wait for the tide to come in and draw the deer back to land.
But he headed back into the woods and the deer began to move down the river a bit.
Essex shipbuilding museum photo class
Our Buddies Dot and Bex Have A sweet Vacation Rental Property In Gloucester
It’s a great place to stay for families.
We’re less than a mile walk to GHB and we have a private pool. The apartment comes fully stocked with beach chairs, towels, umbrella, cooler, sand toys and boogie boards. And guests get a wagon to tote everything back and forth!
And there is an elementary playground less than 50 yards away! (We abut East Gloucester Elementary School.
And well, you know the view and the property and the owners 🙂
We’re sold out this summer. Week rentals only from late June to Labor Day Weekend.
Okay, gotta go mow the lawn.
RIP The Greatest Of All Time
Community Photos 6/4/16
Hello, Joey – thought you might like these 2 pics taken from The Atlantis Inn this weekend. Really shows the difference in the weather from Saturday to Sunday. Hope you are having a nice Memorial Day weekend.
Saw this floating by out the window today . Summer is finally here!