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  • Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 7/15/16


    Welcome To Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board

    Joey C ~ 2 Comments

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

    The web address will be http://www.capeanncommunity.com

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

    Pokémon Safari at Sawyer Free Library

    July 15, 2016 ~ sawyerfreelibrary


    july 19Pokemon Safari

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    Annisquam Village Church online auction in its second week


    July 15, 2016 ~ mperrym

    There are hundreds of items  in this year’s Annisquam Village Church’s online auction! In fact, about 300 unique treasures donated by local businesses, artists, and patrons—this year’s highlights include a sailboat, original works of art, vacation escapes, and generous gift certificates from many local stores, restaurants, and services. The auction fills over 7 pages–don’t miss out on the bargains farther down the list!  Find it at www.biddingforgood.com/avc now through July 20. Your bid will help raise funds to support the Church’s local and international work, including The Open Door Food Pantry, Family Promise North Shore/Boston, Action Inc., Grace Center, Heifer International, and Haiti Projects.

    Cape Ann Lighthouse Tour

    July 15, 2016 ~ Cape Ann Museum

    The Cape Ann Museum teams up with Harbor Tours

    Join us on Saturday, August 27 at 10:30am for a cruise around the Cape. The tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours. Restrooms, snacks and drinks are available on board.

    See parts of the Cape you can’t reach by car – or on any other boat trip! Bring your camera – you’ll see historic lighthouses, Gloucester’s fishing fleet, lobstermen, drawbridges, islands and Cape Ann’s spectacular natural beauty. Learn about some of the names of famous artists and poets that spent time here painting and writing. Hear about the great granite industry that flourished here for many years.


    $30 Museum members/$35 nonmembers. Registration required. Participants meet at Harbor Tours on Harbor Loop. Please call (978)283-0455 x10 for more information or to purchase tickets.

    Benefit Concert for Gloucester Stage Company

    July 15, 2016 ~ Rose

    Ken Steiner: the Music of New Orleans – Concert to benefit Gloucester Stage Company

    Friday, July 15                    6:00 – 8:30               Corner Church & Middle St., Gloucester

    kensteiner-w400h300Ken Steiner and friends will be playing music that portrays the many facets of New Orleans music. The concert will include jazz, rhythm and blues, and funk tunes associated with New Orleans.

    This is concert two in a series of nine free outdoor concerts presented by the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation.

    The public is invited to make free-will donations to the Gloucester Stage Company. All donations will go to the Gloucester Stage Company.
    The family-friendly concert begin at 6 pm. Bring a picnic, folding chairs or blankets. In case of rain, the event will take place inside the Meetinghouse (no food or drink permitted inside.)

    Sawyer Free Library Week of July 17,2016

    July 15, 2016 ~ sawyerfreelibrary


    The next Cape Ann Reads Workshop is Wednesday July 20!


    Grandchildren Collage

    When the grandchildren were here for the 4th of July, took many photos and decided to a collage for memories. Even better is you can send your jpeg to Premier Imprints on Main Street, Gloucester, MA and they will turn it into a puzzle. Just love those faces.

    Here is the collage. Looking forward to seeing the puzzle.
    July 3, 2016 0015 Collage

    Blackburn Challenge TODAY !!! Saturday July 16,2016

    OMG! Tomorrow. Since last year was not a cake walk around Cape Ann there are a couple of things your boat has to have. You were sent a list. Go to 3 Lanterns in Gloucester to pick up that safety whistle for $1.75.

    Row Open Water Northeast has a map of safety boats. Also good links, possibly Bib numbers for tracking participants.

    Cape Ann Rowing Club has tons of info, start times, links.

    RaceJoy is the mobile phone app for tracking participants. Ask the people you want to track for their RaceJoy Bib Number. (This list may be posted on the above sites.) Find Blackburn Challenge listed under Massachusetts then find Rubber Duck Bib #40.

    7:15AM the Stand Up Paddlers take off from the Gloucester High School.  All manner of rowed and paddled vehicles then start up the Annisquam.

    8:45AM the six man Outrigger Canoes start HUT HUT HUTTING down the river.

    Where is your seatbelt Pikachu?
    Where is your seatbelt Pikachu?


    Cigar and Rum Cruise 2016


    I am some pleased that I got tickets to this year’s Cigar and Rum cruise aboard the Schooner Thomas E Lannon. I’ve missed the boat a few times because I waited to get tickets.

    Here are some pictures and a few videos:

    Book a sail on the most beautiful boat in Gloucester Harbor, The Thomas E Lannon

    Smoke some of Paul Giacalone’s Awesome Plus Ninety Rated Cigars
    Plus Ninety Cigars On Facebook

    Drink The Finest Distilled Spirits Hand Crafted Right here In Our Home Port- Ryan and Wood Distillers

    This Weekend in the Arts



    Flatrocks Gallery presents
    Summer Drift

    Summertime holds a special place in our memories, when as children we had the time to drink in our world and make imagined adventures come to life. Flatrocks Gallery’s new show, Summer Drift, is a collection of work evoking those days, featuring oil paintings by Sara Egan and Frances Hamilton, and sculpture and drawings by Kyle Browne.

    Sara Egan is best known for her public art. Her large scale installations – bold multi-media abstractions inspired by poetry or purely formal considerations – can be seen throughout Boston. To Flatrocks Gallery Sara brings her most recent work, which uses her home in Annisquam as her muse. These oil paintings are a departure from her large scale work. They tell warm, intimate stories, day dreams into which the viewer is welcomed. Her colors are vibrant, and her brush strokes are drenched in sunlight.  Egan uses a quote by Gaston Bachelard from The Poetics of Space to describe her work: “We comfort ourselves by reliving memories of protection. Something closed must retain our memories, while leaving them their original value as images. Memories of the outside world will never have the same tonality as those of home and, by recalling these memories, we add to our store of dreams.”

    Frances Hamilton’s paintings and collage have been exhibited throughout New England for over 25 years and are widely held in private and corporate collections. With this series of paintings of the old Brynmere Hotel in Annisquam and a cabin on Squam Lake, Hamilton invites us into places full of emotional echoes, where visual archeology of past and present offers rich material for contemplation. By using her command of color and light Hamilton “has explored layered memories of summer… to examine and embrace the passage of time and the preservation of family identity which animates the empty rooms.” These are paintings that stay with you, with subtle details that invite the viewer to find new paths into each work. In addition Hamilton offers her Toy Boat monotype series. These are playful, deceptively simple images that are guaranteed to make you smile.

    Kyle Browne returns to Flatrocks with new work from her ongoing exploration of the “consciousness of place.” Browne is essentially an environmental artist, primarily doing site specific sculptures and graphite drawings using natural material. She offers a series of boats made from cork tree needles from the Arnold Arboretum, where she has recently had a solo show. Browne states, “This idea of using a boat for a symbolic journey is a recurring theme in my work, and I want to continue to push this idea through these imaginative explorations of site, nature and material…… travel, navigation, shape, the implications of childhood and nostalgia. A boat to me is freedom. The boat becomes a means of escape as well as a vessel to travel through time among the waves of the unconscious.” Browne also offers, from her investigations in Franklin Park Zoo, prints of charcoal drawings titled The Consciousness of Bear Cages. This series, which eventually morphed into an short animation, speaks to our collective memory using bold and dramatic marks to tell the story.

    Summer Drift runs from July 14th – August 14th.
    There will be a reception for the artists Saturday, July 16th 6-8pm.

    77 Langsford St. Gloucester, MA
    (978)-879-4683 Open Thu-Sun noon to 5pm.




    Historic Middle Street Walking Tours at the Cape Ann Museum

    History and Culture while you walk.

    The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present its Historic Middle Street walking tour on Saturday, June 16th. Middle Street represents an ever-evolving neighborhood packed with four centuries of social, economic, and architectural history.

    All tours begin at 10:00a.m. in front of the Cape Ann Museum. Guided walking tours are held rain or shine and last about 1½ hours; participants should be comfortable being on their feet for that amount of time. $10 Museum members; $20 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Space is limited; reservations required. Call (978)283-0455 x10 email info@capeannmuseum.org for details. Tickets can also be purchased online at Eventbrite.

    Not a member of the Museum? Join now and get discounted tickets to all our events!

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    Image credit: Thomas Sanders / Dr. H.E. Davidson house Middle Street, c.1870. Cape Ann Museum Library & Archive.

    Did you know that a resident of Middle Street, Gloucester, saved the town from a British attack by sea during the Revolution? Or that a leading feminist and religious free thinker lived halfway down Middle Street? Or that the 1764 Saunders House that forms part of the Sawyer Free Library has undergone at least three radical architectural changes including a massive Victorian tower? Four centuries of Gloucester’s social, economic, and architectural history are packed into this one short street in the heart of downtown Gloucester. Join us for a docent-led tour of an ever-evolving neighborhood where you will see surviving evidence of the past and will learn about structures and people now gone.

    Upcoming Middle Street Tour Dates: Saturday, July 16 and Saturday, August 20


    Grand Fatilla returns to Rocky Neck!

    Grand Fatilla - HiRes Cropped

    Saturday, July 16 2016, 7:00 to 9:30 PM

    The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck,
    6 Wonson St Gloucester MA 01930

    COST: $25 / $20 for Rocky Neck Art Colony members

     The Grand Fatilla experience has been described as a magic carpet that carries listeners to both known and unknown places, and is delivered by a collective of virtuoso players whose wide-ranging approach to world music defies convention. Sharing a love of gypsy-infused, cross-cultural folk music, Club d’Elf bassist Mike Rivard, electric mandolinist Matt Glover and accordionist Roberto Cassan joined with percussionist and singer Fabio Pirozzolo in 2008, and Grand Fatilla was born. The band has built a considerable following that is notable for its varied ethnic make-up, with audience members drawn to the music’s infectious drive and authenticity. The group journeys from Argentine Tangos to Italian Tarantellas, from Turkish sacred Sufi songs to Irish reels, Moroccan trance to Bulgarian dance music, all showcasing intricate arrangements and improvisational interplay.

    The band’s debut CD, Global Shuffle, garnered a 4 star Downbeat Magazine review, with the Midwest Record calling it “Spirited, high octane stuff that’s loaded with gleeful abandon as it takes you around the world in a song, this is the real sound of global party music”. In this age of heightened global consciousness, Grand Fatilla’s repertoire pays homage to the idea that ours is indeed One World, and the music of diverse cultures transcends boundaries and enriches us all.



    Artist Demonstrations on Rocky Neck ~ Saturdays 1-3

    Trish Conant Demonstrates
    Making Jewelry from Precious Metal Clay

    SAT, July 16, 1-3pm

    Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck
    53 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930
    Gallery hours, Sun – Thurs 10:00 AM-6:00 PM, Fri and Sat 10:00AM – 8:00 PM


    Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck is sponsoring a series of artist demonstrations for the 2016 season.  On Saturday, July 16th jeweler Trish Conant demonstrates texturing techniques and explorations in wet, dry and fired pieces of precious metal clay. Conant is a special education teacher with a passion for creating. She has been making jewelry for over 15 years and began using precious metal clay in 2004 when she purchased her first kiln. From the moment the clay touched her hands she was hooked. Her focus in on uncomplicated designs, finding beauty in simple shapes and organic textures without compromising purity of form. In addition to the Rocky Neck Art Colony, Conant is a member of several Maine craft groups including Designing Women, The Society of Southern Maine Craftsmen and The United Maine Craftsmen.

    For more information call Gallery 53 at 978-282-0917.



    Awesome Gloucester & Awesome Rockport Pay It Forward

    In partnership with one another, Awesome Gloucester and Awesome Rockport will distribute 134 pink envelopes containing undisclosed amounts of cash across our neighboring communities. Together, our chapters will give away a total of $2000 in free cash over the course of a single weekend. The dates of distribution are July 16 and July 17.

    In addition to the cash, we will also insert a brief note in each envelope requesting that recipients (a) do something awesome with the money and (b) share a story about what they did via email or through social media. We intend for our guerrilla philanthropy effort to persuade our fellow community members to help us spread the interests of awesome in the universe.



    Look for these. Do something awesome with the cash. Let us know.


    Local Artist Naomi Lee is happy to be able to share her artwork at Addison Gilbert Hospital and at other local spots around town.

    naomi art agh

    Naomi Lee was called and offered an opportunity to show her art for the second time at Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester, MA, through the end of July.

    Naomi says she is so happy to be able to share her feelings on canvas. Her passions, the warmth of the sun, the calm of the moon, respect for the strength of the wind and the power of the sea.
    Naomi, a self taught artist has been asked to take part in exhibiting at the Marblehead and Beverly Art Festivals. Also, The Annisquam Art Gallery for the past three years. She is currently a member of the Beverly and Salem Art Associations.

    You can see other art by Naomi around town at the Cape Ann Brewery, Capt Bill’s Wale Watch and the Welcome Center at Harbor Loop. Her next art show is scheduled at Cape Ann Coffees for the months of September and October

    86 Bass Ave Gloucester, MA 01930
    (978) 282-1717

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    piping plovers on Coffins Beach: intertidal mile and they’re holdin’ on in Massachusetts

    July 2016

    Piping plovers have quite a story. In Massachusetts, the vast majority are south, Cape Cod and the islands. By the close of the 19th century, these birds were near extinction. They rebounded successfully by the 1950’s.

    I spoke with Dave Rimmer of Essex County Greenbelt, Marion Larson with Ma Wildlife, Deborah Cramer and Chris Leahy. All of them have updates for GMG which I’ll add next. First,

    Chris Leahy, MA Audubon, explained that a second age of precipitous piping plover decline occurred in the 1960s and 70s. What do you think it was?

    Read on to find out.

    Mass Audubon grabbed on and worked closely with many to solve the problem early. It turns out the population plummet correlated highly to a steep increase in vehicles driving on beaches. The baby fledglings could not climb out of wheel ruts and perished, or were squished by the next roaring set of wheels.

    Not the only vehicles, but I do recall dune buggys everywhere,especially down the Cape. They were cool and celebrated in TV and film: Steve McQueen driving on Crane’s Beach (just past Coffins) in the Thomas Crown Affair,  Elvis through waves, Adam 12, Monkees, Bionic Woman, Speed Buggy /Scooby Doo, the list goes on and on.

    “That was big!” said Leahy. “Once that connection was figured out, the goal was how to restrict vehicles.” Massachusetts is far and away a leader in piping plover conservation and decades later a nesting pair on Good Harbor Beach is a major insight into just how well Massachusetts has done. Piping plovers have nested on Coffins Beach before; Good Harbor, Lynn and Revere are relatively new.

    Speed Buggy 1973

    Photos Gloucester, Mass.:

    Coffins Beach is a long, long stretch of wide open sandy seashore framed by dunes, sea and sky. Growing up, we called it the private side of Wingaersheek. I could hear piping plovers and saw two ‘in the zone’– the intertidal bit that is still wet at low tide and well under water at high tide. I didn’t see birds in the safe retreats by the upper part of the beach, but heard the melodious chirps that inspired their nickname.

    Listen to the piping plover



    Essex County Greenbelt protective measures in concert with  MA Wildlife
    dog prints by the rope fence
    saw 5 dogs on the beach
    FHL coffins beach mfa
    Fitz Hugh Lane, Coffins Beach, MFA

    news from Greenbelt: 2016: 9 piping plover chicks on coffins beach