The New England Asters and Quilled Coneflowers blooming in our garden during the months of September and October were planted to provide sustenance for migrating Monarchs. Although both are native wildflowers, the bees and butterflies visiting gardens at this time of year are much more interested in nectaring at the New England Asters.
Plant the following four native beauties and I guarantee, the pollinators will come!
New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae)
Seaside Goldenrod (Solidago sempervirens)
Marsh Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
The Sawyer Free Library will hold the Annual Art Auction on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. The Silent Auction will take place in the Matz Gallery from September 6 through October 3, to give visitors an opportunity to see the exhibit of paintings and bid early. The Vocal Auction will be held, at 7:00 PM. A preview party will precede the auction. Refreshments will be served and music by Jeannine Lynch and Peter Phillips. The auctioneer is Jack Good, who has volunteered for over a decade. His humor and encouragement to bid adds to the delightful entertainment of the evening.
But the best part is the works of art, displayed in the Adolph Matz Gallery located in the main lobby of the library. Great interest is generated throughout the month as the bid book fills up. The final vocal auction is always an exciting event. This year there is seventy paintings in a variety of mediums, from oil, to watercolor, to collage; all original. The artists are all local and the subject is generally Cape Ann. It’s a great way to buy a small painting for yourself or as a gift to others. Noted artists such as Ray Crane, Jeff Weaver, Peter Tysver, Theresa Wonson, Carole Loiacono, Bob Blue and Don Gorvett are represented along with many artists who regularly contribute paintings. This year the quality of the artwork is awesome. Proceeds to the Art Advisory Fund provide scholarships, art supplies, art books and much needed supplies.This has been an important fundraiser for the library for many years, and its success is due greatly to the ongoing support by the contributing artists and loyal supporters.
So check out this year’s paintings and place a bid in the Silent Auction and then come to the live vocal auction to support your bid. If no one bids higher that your “Book” bid in the Silent Auction, your bid will be successful. But come to the live auction and enjoy the competition, food, music and find yourself a charming painting for a great bargain that will give you or a friend a lifetime of pleasure.
It’s been a long time since Brian Templeton has graced our stage, so we’re getting out of wimp mode and into a strong belt of scotch. I’m putting my bass to the grindstone for a hone job to keep up with Mr. T’s ebullience. Brian’s the big guy with an acoustic guitar and a huge unmuffled glass pack voice. Every time he comes here it’s guaranteed to cure your IBS (irritable blues syndrome). See if you agree.
He’s draggin’ in that proton beam of a catarrist: Mr. Billy Loosigian and the Atomic Clock: Mr. David Mattacks. Ask your chirofractor if BT is right for you.
40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
Just a note to inform you all that the cruise ship, scheduled for today, has canceled its Gloucester stop.
The seas are just to choppy in our harbor to allow safe passenger disembarking on the shuttles.
Director – Gloucester Downtown Association
Update and thanks from Jeanne Hennessey Assistant to Sheree Zizik, Beauport Hotel, Beauport Princess Cruiselines, Cruiseport Gloucester, and Seaport Grille:
Good Morning, All!!
Unfortunately, we just received word from the Holland America MS Zuiderdam that they deem the seas too dangerous. They have cancelled their call to Gloucester. Thank you all again for all your wonderful work making the passengers of the Zuiderdam fall in love with Gloucester. I heard nothing but wonderful reviews of the city and how welcomed they felt.
Pick #1: Salem Food Truck Festival
11:00-6:00 on both Saturday and Sunday
The Salem Food Truck Festival is a two-day event being hosted in the Salem Common in historic downtown Salem, Ma. The event will feature 25 food trucks, live music and family fun. With a range from grilled cheese to whoopie pies, there is sure to be something for everyone! Save the date and save your appetites for one of the area’s biggest food truck events!
Pick #2: Family Day at the Bird Banding Station at Joppa Flats, Newburyport
Sun, Oct 02, 2016 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Members:Adult $8.00, Child $5.00
Nonmembers:Adult $10.00, Child $6.00Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.
Come for an exciting visit to the Joppa Flats Bird Banding Station on the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. See Mass Audubon scientists capture, measure, weigh, examine, and release migrant songbirds. Learn about migration, habitat use, and scientific research at a real field station. The station operates only during the height of migration in spring (April and May) and fall (September and October). Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Instructions and Directions:Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center. Bring binoculars and cameras. Please be prepared for the weather, and protect yourself against mosquitoes and ticks.Joppa Flats Cancellation Policy: Please notify us at least 24 hours prior to your program if you must cancel. If you cancel less than 24 hours ahead, we can only offer a refund or credit if we subsequently fill your space. We cannot transfer your payment to another registration with less than 24 hours’ notice.Registration is required.Register online or call 978-462-9998 to register by phone.Register by mail: program registration form (PDF 66K)For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.
Pick #3: Vintage Baseball at Spencer Peirce Little Farm
Saturday, October 1, 11:00 a.m.
Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass.
Watch the four teams of the Essex Base Ball Association, the Newburyport Clamdiggers, Lynn Live Oaks, Lowell Base Ball Nine, and the Portsmouth Rockinghams, play baseball using 1860s rules.. At these fun, historically accurate games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once and caught is an out, and no gloves are allowed.
Snacks, baseballs, and cards are available for purchase. Grass field seating: bring blankets and lawn chairs, no reserved seating. Weather permitting, please call.
Free to Historic New England members
Please call 978-462-2634 or buy online.
As always for a more comprehensive list of family activities please visit our friends at North Shore Kid
Rockport Public Library Cape Ann Reads programming:
10AM Saturday October 1 Adult workshop
1:30PM Saturday October 1 Teen Workshop
Space is limited. Please call Rockport Library 978-546-6934 to register
From Linn Parisi
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.
Calling all local educators!
Wednesday, October 5 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Cape Ann Museum
27 Pleasant St., Gloucester
As you sail into the new school year, come see what’s happening at the Cape Ann Museum!
Additional local educators will be on hand to discuss the collections and share ways of enriching your classroom.
4:00 – 5:00 Explore galleries and speak with museum staff and other local educators
5:00 – 5:30 History of Art on Cape Ann and Cape Ann Museum presentation
5:30 – 6:00 Wine and cheese reception
This event is free and open to all educators.
Please RSVP to Liza Browning: (978) 283-0455 x16 or email@example.com
Image: Fitz Henry Lane, Gloucester Harbor, 1852. Oil on canvas. Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, Mass. Deposited by the City of Gloucester, 1952. Given to the City by Mrs. Julian James in memory of her grandfather Sidney Mason, 1913 (DEP. 200).
More Cape Ann Dining News-
Here are this weeks specials for Tonno Restaurant, 2 Main St Gloucester. (the Old Blackburn)
Also, Thanks to everyone that has stopped by this summer. We are on to fall now, which is most every chefs favorite season. If you have not checked us out or were waiting for the summer crowds to end then now is the time. We have been getting better at what we do every day.
Blue Fin Tuna Belly with apples, lemon, extra virgin olive oil and fennel.
Chicken Liver Crostini with Marsala poached pears
Mushrooms with Polenta and Parmigiano
Chanterelle “la Plancha” with buratta
Cavatelli, Lobster, roasted squash and brown butter-sage
Short Cut Rigatoni with Tuna Genovese
Halibut, roasted baby rainbow carrots and spinach
Wine Special- Meomi Pinot Noir
Come check us out.
P.S.-All our Tuna is Local Caught Blue Fin when available…