The O’Maley Innovation Middle School 2016 SAILS Club Lip Dub

On May 25th, 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 third 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 they chose two songs: “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten, and “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift.


Scott Memhard writes, “Hi all – We are thrilled to have our Cape Pond Ice, Gloucester historic Ice House tour featured last night on FOX 61 TV’s Connecticut “Day Trippers” program.

Sarah Cody & her FOX 61 film crew visited Monday, and got a lot of great footage of ice company & Gloucester harbor action at Fort Wharf.”

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Today’s NY Times: Holland Cotter reviews Stuart Davis art exhibit at the Whitney Museum

Stuart Davis on mural
Stuart Davis, 1939, Sol Horn, photographer. Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian. 

Pulitzer prize winning critic, Holland Cotter, gives the Stuart Davis (1892-1964) show at the Whitney Museum a mostly glowing review in today’s New York Times. One thing is a given. If the art of American modernist Stuart Davis is mentioned, Gloucester will pop up somewhere in the text.

“Place was important to him, but the modern world was increasingly about movement and he wanted to picture that. A 1931 painting, “New York-Paris No. 2,” put us in both cities simultaneously, with a Hotel de France set against the Third Avenue El.

In the exuberant “Swing Landscape” of 1938, a mural commissioned by the Works Progress Administration for a Brooklyn housing project but never installed, we see bits and pieces of Gloucester — ships, buoys, lobster traps — but basically we’re in a whole new universe of jazzy patterns and blazing colors, a landscape defined not by signs but by sensations: sound, rhythm, friction…”


Sometimes big shows bring art to market. Last fall the Stuart Davis 1960 painting Ways and Means, 24 x 32,  sold at auction for $3,189,000 at Christie’s.

2 mil to 3 mil ways and means 1960

the 1940 Composition June Jitterbug Jive for $689,000,

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and the Autumn Landscape Rockport, 1940, 8 x 12 for $905,000.

30050 500000 stuart davis autumn landscape rockport

Meanwhile, Sotheby’s sold New York Street, 1940, 11 x 16, $490,000.


This month, Sotheby’s sold a 1960 Gloucester harbor scene for $100,000 on  June 9th, and the 1919 “Gloucester” painting measuring 24 x 30 fetched $51,000.


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This Weekend in the Arts

Gloucester’s Tin Can Sally
Opening Gala
at Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck

Tin Can Sally is the second artist in the Summer Artist Series at Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck. Her show opens on Wednesday, June 8, with the gala opening reception on Saturday, June 11, from 6-8 pm. The public is invited.

Tin Can Sally (Sally Seamans) creates birds, fish, jewelry, collages, mobiles, and more from printed tin containers of all shapes and sizes. She finds tins at yard sales, flea markets, antique shops and serendipity. She is a tin hunter/gatherer. Some of the tins she uses are olive oil, cookie, coffee, tea, candy, biscuit, soy sauce, mustard, ethnic foods, popcorn and sewing tins. “I greatly appreciate any tins that are kindly recycled my way,” says Semans. She is also known as Sally Seamans of Gloucester, MA




World-jazz ensemble Natraj
at Floating Lotus ~ Gloucester

World-jazz ensemble Natraj performs its adventurous blend of Indian classical music, West African music, and contemporary jazz at Floating Lotus, 169 Main St., Gloucester, MA 01930. The show begins at 8:00PM. Tickets are $15 (gen adm), $25 (pref seating). For tickets, visit or call 978-546-2367.


Listen to the world-jazz ensemble Natraj’s adventurous blend of Indian ragas, African rhythms, contemporary jazz and browse fair trade, handmade items from around the globe! Featuring special guest, tabla wizard, Amit Kavthekar (second set only).

“Natraj… The future of jazz… The future of world music… a spellbinding tapestry… a jazz hybrid of celebration and reflection.” – Times of India

“Natraj… a soul-stirring performance… intoxicating, meditative music… an exotic blend of… West African rhythms with the fluid and complex ragas of Southeast Asia… an unforgettable musical journey. ”- India New England


THIS SUNDAY, June 12th at 1:30pm

A special tour with professional art historian Mimi Braverman, lecturer at the Museum of Fine Arts and a long time Gloucester summer resident.

Ms. Braverman will walk visitors through the museum’s distinguished collection of paintings, describing the personalities and anecdotes surrounding the sitters and portraitists. This tour is a unique, detailed introduction to the history of Gloucester’s notable residents and the famous artists that captured their likenesses.

Tickets still available, but they are limited.
Admission $20, tickets available via button above, or on our website:


The Annisquam Art Gallery is opening
Monday, June 13 through Monday, July 25, 2016.

Annisquam Art Gallery
32 Leonard Street, Gloucester, MA
(upstairs from the Annisquam Exchange)

Mon- Friday: 10AM-4PM
Saturday: 9AM -1PM


ELIZABETH ENFIELD Photo exhibition 
at the Beverly Farms Library

June 1st-29th


Beverly Farms Library
24 Vine St, Beverly, MA 01915

Mon, Wed, Fri: 10-5
Tues, Thurs: 10-9. 


Straight out of Compass graduation 2016

On graduation day, the sky is as expansive as their future.


Congratulations Class of 2016!


Ryder Brady*, Caitlin Ciaramitaro, Lucas Devlin,  Sierra Goodhue, Nicole Horgan*,  Tia Reddy*, Rachel Wolfe, ; Ciara Chandler; Tyler Cilluffo; Trinity Eriksen-Miller; Anthony King,  Matthew Leverich, Christian Miller, Savanna Moses and Joseph Pallazola*

The teachers and staff presented awards of distinction and recognition:

Leadership Award: Ryder Brady

Transformation Award: Tia Reddy

Excellence Award: Tyler Cilluffo

Perseverance Award: Matthew Leverich

Commitment Award: Joseph Pallazola

* denotes  achievement scholarship awards

There was an awesome and festive spread from Willow Rest. (two quick mentions: best mini burgers I’ve ever eaten and scrumptious cupcakes!)





Mary Kay Taylor – Ardelle




Shannon Cormier, Youth Education Program Manager, and Peggy Hegarty-Steck, Executive Director Action Inc welcomed everyone. Also presenting: Karli Washington, Career and Academic Counselor; Judy Bloomfield, English and History Teacher; Nick Belyea, Math Teacher; and Jessica Perrine, Health and Fitness Teacher.

The students studied art with Avery McNiff, Cape Ann Art Haven art center and science with Tony Wilbur of Maritime Gloucester.



Addressing the class, Natalie Hale, Class of 2015


The graduating class asked current freshman, 9th grader Catherine Cabral to be one of the invited speakers.


Lucas Devlin invited speaker Class of 2016







Cool hoodie designed by Ryder.


Friendship…after hours

I look forward to getting out for night photography when the weather warms up!  This is a night shot of The Friendship docked at Pickering Wharf in Salem.BLM_2544-Edit

The Salem East Indiaman Friendship was launched in 1797. She made 15 voyages during her career to Batavia, India, China, South America, the Caribbean, England, Germany, the Mediterranean, and Russia. Built for the Salem mercantile firm Waite and Peirce in the South River shipyard of Enos Briggs, she ended her activities as an American merchant vessel when she was captured as a prize of war by the British Sloop of War HMS Rosamond in September 1812.

The Friendship of Salem that now sits at Pickering Wharf is a 171-foot replica of the 1797 East Indiaman. It was built in 2000 in the Scarano Brothers Shipyard in Albany, New York. The shipsually operates as a stationary museum ship during most of the year. But it is a fully functioning United States Coast Guard-certified vessel capable of passenger and crew voyages; it makes special sailings during various times of the year. The Friendship of Salem is docked at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site, established in 1938 as the first such site in the United States. The site, which includes several structures, artifacts and records, is operated by the National Park Service.

Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 6/10/16



Welcome To Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board

Joey C

A place where non-profit Cape Ann organizations can post press releases directly and then those press releases will be reposted to . This is not an advertising space for businesses, fitness or wellness organizations, or music listings.

The web address will be

To have your community organization news posted here, contact Joey C who will grant access for you to post directly.

IDRC June Eliminations Final Race Complete June 2016

June 10, 2016 ~ bedmonds67

IDRC June Eliminations

Final Race Complete June 2016
A spectacular race for rowers and fans at Niles Beach, Gloucester

Monday night the open division final race was held.  The race pitted two veteran International champs against to power house brothers.  There was a steady breeze blowing straight into the Niles.  Nick and Vito Giacalone line up in lane one against Jimmy Tarantino and Joe Cominelli in lane three.  The two boats slowly inched up to the starting line even and then it began.  Jimmy and Joe jumped out to a quick half boat lead.  About half way to the flag the Giacalone boys caught up.  From there it was a back and forth battle to the flag.  Jimmy and Joe banged the turn and came out with a slight lead.  But once again the younger brothers made a push and caught the veterans.  Both teams traded the lead all the way home.  About fifty yard from the finish line Jimmy and Joe made a little push and inched ahead over the Giacalone brothers to take the win by a little less than a boat.  It was a tremendous race by both teams.  Now Jimmy and Joe will be back in the boats practicing for the next race on June 18th at the State Fish Pier at 10 AM against the Canadian team.  Congrats go out the all the competitors in the eliminations and best of luck against the Canadians.

Sawyer Free Library Week of June 12, 2016

June 9, 2016 ~ sawyerfreelibrary


june16Jack Sweeney Fantasy Baseball Teams

The Next Cape Ann Reads picture book workshop  is June 15

June 15WritersCtr

Register here!

Save the Date!  June 30:


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