Kitten Yoga

Cape Ann Wellness

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Phia Women’s Center and Cape Ann Animal Aid are partnering to bring this fabulously fuzzy event to Gloucester. Come meet lovable shelter kittens and enjoy fun raffles and give aways. Half of the proceeds will be donated to Cape Ann Animal Aid.

2:30 – Meet and greet with kittens
3:00 – 4:00 Forrest yoga class with fuzzy feline assistants

Only 20 spots available! Register and find more information at phiawomenscenter.com

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JOANIE ON THE PONY AND BING McGILVREY

If you’re not friends with Bing McGilvray on Facebook and you love Cape Ann artists, then you should be. He is always posting gorgeous paintings of our community such as “Joan of Arc” (1932), painted by J. Jeffrey Grant (1888 -1960). Bing is an archivist at the Cape Ann Museum.

Don’t you love the trees? Did you know Gloucester was formerly a “tree city?”  

GHS Senior Marcos Trejo Nationally Recognized

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Marcos Trejo “New Proyect”

We are pleased to announce that the following student has earned a National Silver Medal in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of 2017. Gloucester High School Senior, Marcos Trejo has been recognized for his photographic work titled New Proyect. Marcos has been identified by panels of creative professionals as one of the most talented young artists and writers in the nation. This year, more the 300,000 works of art and writing were submitted.  Only the top 1% were recognized at the national level.

Please congratulate Marcos if you see him.

May 18 | Governor and MCC in New Bedford; Essex Heritage in Methuen; and Smart Growth in Worcester

Some great cultural events tomorrow with Gloucester ties.

May 18 – NEW BEDFORD

Governor Baker heads back to New Bedford for the reopening of the Seamen’s Bethel and Mariner’s Home. They’ll announce the 10th anniversary of the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund.

Mayor Romeo Theken shares this MCC news update

Mayor MCC

May 18 – METHUEN

Essex Heritage is hosting their Annual Spring Meeting on Thursday, May 18, from 8 – 10 AM, at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall. “The agenda will include updates on current initiatives, the announcement of the Essex Heritage Partnership Grant recipients, and more!”  They are always kind to Gloucester and the Great Organ at the music hall is amazing.

May 18 – WORCESTER

The 2017 Massachusetts Smart Growth annual Conference is taking place in the DCU Center, Worcester, for the second year in a row.

I want this conference to come to Beauport Hotel next year.

Gin Wallace from Beverly’s Arts District will be participating in one of the breakout session panels. Can’t get to Worcester? LIVE STREAMING the morning plenary session on the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MASmartGrowth/

Morning Plenary. “Development in your Community: Are we asking the right questions” The Bottom Line: Local Fiscal Impact, Smart Growth and Regional Sustainability

  • Governor Karyn Polito
  • Chris Zimmerman, Vice President of Economic Development, Smart Growth America
  • Julian Agyeman, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University and author, Just Sustainabilities & Sharing Cities
  • Mary Skelton Roberts, Senior Program Officer, Barr Foundation

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

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Testifying at the State House in support of Great Neighborhoods Bill- artists, seniors, housing

On May 2nd I joined people across the state who were asked to testify before the Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government in support of the Great Neighborhoods Bill. Partners for the bill include Ma Smart Growth, The Trustees of Reservations, Mass Audubon, and MAPC. I was speaking about artists, seniors and live/work space, accessory apartments and multi family housing. I’ve never testified at the State House before, though I’ve been there often for events and art visits. The last time I went to the State House was when I went with Fred Bodin. This day was a long hearing, so much so it required a move to continue. The entire building was brimming with impressive hearings. It was fascinating to hear the testimonies and see the committee members in action. They don’t want anyone leaving MA!

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Inge Berge tonight “Wednesdays with Fly Amero” @ The Rhumb Line 7-10pm 5.17.2017


Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, May 17th – 7pm
Special Guest: INGE BERGE!

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The great Inge Berge brings his magical bag of musical
tricks to the Rhumb Line stage this week. We haven’t seen
him on a Wednesday since way back last year. Come join us
for some serious fun! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Upcoming…
5/24 – Jon Butcher

5/31 – John Rockwell

6/7 – Allen Estes

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Good Harbor Beach inspires 1972 Chevrolet Blazer Building a better way to see the USA tagline

Chevrolet. Building a better way to see the U.S.A.

“72 Chevy Blazer. Because the good places start where the good roads end”

Well, yeah. At Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester, MA.

Vintage ad  with Chevy trucks Oh and people on a picnic probably atop piping plover nests. Now we know better…Anyhow, this creative campaign was inspired by the Bass Rocks motif with that iconic Edgar J Sherman house on Sherman’s Point, parts bolted down nearly a century by then. I like the green truck’s wheel tucked in with the gang.

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Here’s the song from the commercial (mentions Cape Cod). Dinah Shore was part of the 1950s version.

and I enjoyed this timeline of Chevrolet advertising. The image for 1972 features a lobster shack stop in Maine

Chevrolet ended a sponsorship of the Soap Box Derby that dated to the Depression (see 1935) and began to sponsor another youth-oriented event, the Junior Olympics. In dropping the derby, a Chevrolet executive said: “With today’s changing life styles, young people in America have different needs, attitudes and interests. To keep pace with the changes, we must develop creative new programs that are responsive to modern attitudes.” Interpublic Group of Cos. bought Campbell-Ewald, marking what at the time was the biggest agency acquisition in history (based on billings). Interpublic already owned another major GM agency, McCann Erickson. Chevrolet promoted its 1972 line with the theme, “Building a better way to see the USA,” recasting its 1950s theme. 1972 Chevrolet U.S. vehicle sales: 3,037,885 U.S. market share: 24.0%”

In case you missed this morning’s sunrise!

Just in case you missed this morning’s gorgeous sunrise!   I caught it out at Farnham’s in Essex.  It’s amazing how the skies change in such a short period of time.   It started out as rain showers and just bloomed from there.   These were taken at 4:45, 5:15 and 5:30am.   What a great way to start the day!