Brett Nick Max Ramsey Gloucester Schooner Fest welcome 2016 copyright Kim SmithWhat a treat to tag along with Gloucester’s own Schooner Festival welcoming committee Brett Ramsey and his sons Max and Nick. Each year Brett purchases and assembles baskets of fresh fruit. Along with loaves of yummy bread still warm from Virgilio’s ovens (donated by Joe Virgilio), Brett and his family welcome each and every participating schooner. You could tell that the recipients were really grateful and touched by the gesture.

Special shout out to GMG FOB Schooner Green Dragon’s captain Al Bezanson. I was out filming early this morning and stopped by Rocky Neck Accommodations to say hello to Al and his wife Phyllis. This was Al’s idea to cover the Schooner Fest welcome for GMG, so thank you Al Bezanson!!

Gloucester Schooner Fest welcome 2016 Heat Ellis copyright Kim Smith Schooner Lannon’s Captain Heath EllisGloucester Schooner Fest welcome 2016 -2 copyright Kim Smith

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Schooner Fest welcome 2016 Al Bezanson, Matt Sutphin, Fred Murphy copyright Kim SmithCaptains Al Bezanson (Green Dragon), Fred Murphy (Ishmael), and Matt Sutphin (Tyrone) Gloucester Schooner Fest welcome -1 2016 copyright Kim Smith


Nichole has this in her pick of the week but if you don’t read the fine print you might have just seen the logo but not realized that the Block Party Is Tonight Rather Than The Regular Saturday night.

Alicia Unleashed- Twisted Imagination

















Alicia Unleashed Episode 37 taped 8/30/2016 with B-Side, Kevin Bacon and Hostess Alicia Cox

Current Events, Dating… and More!! Happy Labor day Weekend!


Welcome to Gloucester’s busiest weekend of the year.

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Cape Ann Community

Welcome to Gloucester’s busiest weekend of the year.

Friday September 2 -Schooner Festival – Approximately twenty-five schooners will descend upon our waterfront for the 32nd Annual Schooner Festival

Friday-Downtown Block Party. 5:00p.m.-10:00p.m. – Main Street will be closed from Pleasant Street to Tally’s Corner. Expect heavy traffic in the downtown area.

Saturday September 3 – Maritime Gloucester Heritage Day 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m. Harbor Loop. Harbor Loop will be closed in front of the Maritime Gloucester Building.

Schooner Fest Lobster Bake 1:00p.m.-9:00p.m. at the Gloucester House.

Concert on the Boulevard, Boat Light Parade, Fireworks, 6:00p.m.-10:00p.m. This area with all activities will be very congested. One lane of the boulevard will be closed for a short period to accommodate the crowds. Come down to the Boulevard, enjoy the weather, the festive atmosphere, the holiday. Park outside the area and walk if possible. Expect delays if driving in the Western Avenue, Stacey Boulevard area.

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Flocking about

Found this mixed congregation of Egrets and Herons on my way to work this morning at the Mill River next to Capt. Hooks….a few ducklings thrown in for good measure!  Wonder if it’s a sign of getting ready to head south for the winter.   Of course no zoom lens with me but they were a pretty sight on this sunny Friday morning!


I’ve been back to work all week, but the boys don’t start school until next week….so this is what they’ve been doing.  While the cat’s away the mice will play.

They have a little bit of Adam Sandler worship going on and have been dying to jump in the quarries like he did in Grown Ups.  And, yes,….my children have watched Grown Ups. Ugh.

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Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 9/2/16


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 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.


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CAPE ANN SISTERHOOD EXHIBIT  NORTH SHORE ARTS ASSOCIATION AUGUST 5 – SEPTEMBER 18, 2016 OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY, AUGUST 5TH, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm They say, “It is better to give than to receive,” but sometimes you can do both simultaneously as a group of current and former board members of North Shore Arts Association has discovered. Some fifteen years ago, Anne Demeter, former and current President of NSAA, Trudy Allen, former Gallery Director, and Judythe Evans Meagher, former Trustee Board Member, arranged to meet for dinner at the Windward Grille in Essex. The folks at the Windward were so welcoming, accommodating and tolerant (there was a fair amount of raucous laughter that evening), that the group decided to do it again and again and again. In a little while, they were joined by the then Treasurer, the late Carleen Muniz, Corresponding Secretary, Janice Turner, and another Trustee, Bonnie Gray. Bonnie introduced to the group Andrea van Gestal, who has since served as President, Treasurer and Recording Secretary, and she invited Trustee, Judy Metcalfe. Before long (nobody remembers exactly when anymore), they were joined by Trustees Pamela Giarratana and the late Connie Mullen. The management of Windward Grille has seen a lot of this group over the years, including their annual Yankee Swap, and has remained welcoming, accommodating and tolerant even though the raucous laughter has never ceased and may even have increased in volume. This is a diverse group of women in many ways, with backgrounds ranging from law to interior design, mediums ranging from oils and watercolor to alcohol inks, and painting styles ranging from photorealism to abstract. All but Janice Turner are painters, but since she has been the wife and helpmate of Rockport artist Bruce Turner for over 50 years, the group considers her an artist by association. These friends have formed strong bonds and a support network that has seen them through the inescapable life challenges of illness, death and divorce. But what binds them together at the core is their love for and dedication to the North Shore Arts Association. If you were to tally their combined years of volunteering as trustees, officers, committee members and chairs, workshop teachers, event coordinators, hangers of exhibitions, writers of programs, along with all the little tasks and roles that don’t even get a name, you would easily surpass a century. They are all very mindful, not of what they have given to North Shore, but what they have gained as a result, something they have dubbed “The Cape Ann Sisterhood.” Read about the “Sisterhood” in the Gloucester Daily Times . . . http://www.gloucestertimes.com/…/article_133dc33a-ca46-5d38…

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Appraisal Event

Hopper’s Houses Walking Tour

September 1, 2016 ~ Cape Ann Museum

Hopper’s Houses Walking Tour

Saturday, September 10

10:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.

Edward Hopper, American, 1882-1967. Universalist Church, 1926. Watercolor over graphite on cream wove paper, 35.6 x 50.8 cm. (14 x 20 in.). Princeton University Art Museum. Laura P. Hall Memorial Collection, bequest of Professor Clifton R. Hall x1946-268. Photo: Bruce M. White.

Take a leisurely walk past select Gloucester houses made famous by painter Edward Hopper.

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 members; $20 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Space is limited; reservations required. Call (978)283-0455 x10 or 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!

American realist painter Edward Hopper is known to have painted in Gloucester on five separate occasions during the summer months in the years 1912, 1923, 1924, 1926 and 1928. His earliest visit in 1912 was made in the company of fellow artist Leon Kroll. During his second visit to Cape Ann in 1923, Hopper courted the young artist Josephine Nivison. He also began working in watercolor, capturing the local landscape and architecture in loosely rendered, light filled paintings

Image credit: Edward Hopper, American, 1882-1967. Universalist Church, 1926. Watercolor over graphite on cream wove paper, 35.6 x 50.8 cm. (14 x 20 in.). Princeton University Art Museum. Laura P. Hall Memorial Collection, bequest of Professor Clifton R. Hall x1946-268. Photo: Bruce M. White.

Adult Printmaking Workshop at the Cape Ann Museum

September 1, 2016 ~ Cape Ann Museum

A four-part Folly Cove Designer-inspired printmaking workshop at the Cape Ann Museum

Louise Kenyon, Folly Cove Design

Enjoy four days of close instruction from artists Mary Rhinelander and Victoria Petway as they delve into the world of block printing. A shared affinity for the Folly Cove Designers brought Mary and Victoria together and they will guide the workshop using Virginia Lee Burton Demetrios’ three rules: Do it! Don’t copy! Don’t give up!

This customized course offers adult participants a special opportunity to create his/her own artwork surrounded by the inspirational work of the Folly Cove Designers. Participants will sketch, carve linoleum blocks and print an original work to take home.  They will leave this course with a greater understanding of the history and work of the Folly Cove Designers, with a new creative outlet and with twenty original greeting cards just in time for the holiday season. All levels of experience are welcome and materials will be provided (participants will be required to bring enthusiasm and some elbow grease!).

The workshop will meet on Thursdays, October 27 to November 17.

$125 for CAM members / $145 for nonmembers. Space is limited to 15, reservations required: (978) 283-0455 x10 or info@capeannmuseum.org or register on Eventbrite.