Do you know anyone that would like to join our Cape Pond Ice “Coolest Guys & Gals” Team?
We have a part time summer position available at our Gloucester location!
We are looking for an Office Assistant / Tour Guide to help handle the day-to-day office functions, Gift Shop, web orders, manage merchandise inventory, social media accounts and be an Historic Ice House Tour Guide!
Come to Cape Pond Ice “down the Fort” to fill out an application. 104 Commercial Street, Fort Wharf.
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Bluenose II is operated by the Lunenburg Marine Museum Society on behalf of the Province of Nova Scotia. Read about Bluenose II here.
The Tall Ships Drop Anchor in Canada and the US
More than 40 Tall Ships will be sailing Canadian waters to honour the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation in 2017. They are scheduled to stop at host ports in Ontario, Québec and the Maritimes, giving thousands of people the opportunity to admire the majestic beauty of these cathedrals of the seas.
Mr. Swan super stressed and panting while being chased around Henry’s Pond.
Mr. Swan Makes the Big Time in the Boston Globe!
Article by Boston Globe correspondent Emily Sweeney
Photos courtesy Kim Smith
A popular swan at Henry’s Pond in Rockport managed to stay one step ahead of rescuers who were trying to capture him Tuesday.
The elderly bird, known affectionately as “Mr. Swan,” has been a common sight at the pond for many years. During that time, he’s fathered many cygnets and outlived two of his mates, and led a peaceful existence on the water.
But things took a turn recently when Mr. Swan hurt his leg. Although he could still swim, some people began to notice that Mr. Swan was having difficulty walking. And they began to worry.
Soon enough, the Animal Rescue League was called in to help.
“The swan is considered a community pet, so the goal was to capture it, have it treated, and then returned to the pond,” said Michael DeFina, a spokesman for the Animal Rescue League.
While that mission sounds simple, carrying it out proved to be anything but. Catching Mr. Swan turned out to be an impossible task for the organization’s rescue team. Armed with large nets, the two rescuers — Bill Tanguay and Mark Vogel — used kayaks to pursue Mr. Swan on the water. At one point, Vogel almost caught Mr. Swan in his net, but the bird was able to break free.
Mr. Swan eventually sought refuge in the reeds, and the rescuers decided to call off the chase.
“The swan was stressed, and the soaring temperatures made him very tired,” said DeFina. “The fact he eluded capture and was able to swim without showing obvious signs of pain led to the conclusion that the injury may not be that severe.”
“After giving up the chase, ARL and the concerned parties agreed to continually monitor the swan’s condition, and if it worsens, ARL will be contacted to get the swan medical attention, and again, have him returned to the pond,” DeFina said.
Kim Smith, a Gloucester resident who counts herself among one of Mr. Swan’s many fans, described the rescue attempt as a “wild swan chase.”
“He was chased back and forth across the pond,” she said.
What made his escape even more impressive is Mr. Swan’s age. According to Smith, sightings of Mr. Swan date back to the early 1990s, which would make him at least 27 years old. (Smith knows Mr. Swan well: she’s spent the past six years filming him for a documentary film.)
“He’s an amazing creature,” she said.
DeFina said that the average lifespan for a swan in the wild can be about 10 to 15 years due to the hazards they can encounter (getting caught in fishing gear, getting hit by a boat, etc.), while a swan living in a protected environment can live 20 to 30 years.
“It’s clear that there are certainly people in Gloucester who care for this swan, if he’s in fact been around that long,” DeFina said.
Smith said that although the Animal Rescue League’s efforts were well-intentioned, she’s happy that Mr. Swan eluded capture.
“He’s lived this long, he deserves to spend his last days in his own neighborhood with his friends,” she said.
Long live Mr. Swan.
Emily Sweeney can be reached firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter@emilysweeney.
On Thursday I was able to go over to the Essex Shipbuilding Museum to watch the 8th graders from O’Maley Middle School making from scratch two beautiful rowboats. The staff at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum was terrific. The kids were so involved in doing this. What a great project for these kids. Very impressive to watch these kids wanting to learn. On Friday the students will be launching these boats from Pavilion Beach. Thank you for letting me involved in a fun time.
Katrina’s is excited to welcome
Helen Rose & Jonah Tolchin with Kevin Clifford
to our venue for a special intimate evening
of music for your listening pleasure.
Dinner table reservations recommended
Little Helen Rose
“Let me tell you a little bit about Helen Rose. Little Helen Rose stands 6′ 1″ and that’s without high heels! You do the math. In the meantime, she’ll sing the songs dipped in the muddy waters of blues, country and soul. I guess that’s what happens when you got a dad who is an actor, and a singer songwriter in his own Wright (pun intended). She grew up on this stuff when she was a tall as her papa’s boots. I met her through 21 year old guitar singer songwriter Jonah Tolchin. Jonah’s got his record coming out called “Clover Lane” and he plays electric on Helen’s record like nobody’s business. They went to school together. Chemistry is there. Me, I produced the album, and I’m damn proud to be a part of her world. She’s 25, and well, the future ain’t what it used to be. Stand back, lean in, she’ll tear your heart out with her voice and horn playing. She is a wonder to behold. After all SHE IS…LITTLE HELEN ROSE” -Marvin Etzioni (Producer, Lone Justice)
Jonah Tolchin: singer, songwriter, guitarist, blues enthusiast, Americana artist.
Listening to the New Jersey native’s latest album, Clover Lane, you would never know that the man wasn’t born and raised in the South. Incorporating folk, country, blues and southern rock into his music, anyone would assume that his veins run with muddy water and whiskey.
No matter where he’s from though, Tolchin brings a fresh sound to the Americana scene. Instead of folk or singer/songwriter vibes, he digs deeper and mixes his love of blues with the badass-ery of Johnny Cash’s outlaw phase. Add that sound to gritty, clever lyrics, and you have Clover Lane.
This Thursday night it’s Dave Sag’s Honky Jive as we welcome back Mr. Chris “Stovall “ Brown to the Rhumb line Stage. With his Eniac-sized super clown-robot pedal board and 12 fingered attack, he’s sure to scramble a few brains without dropping a stitch of laughter
He’ll be dragging in our sidekick drummmbler, Mr. Ephraim Lowell to handle all the heavy lifting. you’ll probably need a note from your doctor.
40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
“Kathy”, the Lady Jillian’s mascot, is sporting a new look for the 2017 season.
The Water Shuttle is operated by Cape Ann Harbor Tours
The “Where is it?” reception at the Matz Gallery at the Sawyer Free Library is tonight from 4-6pm. The exhibit will be on display for the month of June so stop down and try to figure out the location of each photograph! Here’s a sneak peek of the photos on display (which does not do any of them justice so go see for yourself!)
Here are the Photographers chosen to hang their work:
Pick #1: Sail Boston!
For information about our local boats that are available for ticket purchase at Sail Boston, read Joey’s post from earlier this week below
Boston is an official port of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta. The trans-Atlantic regatta will start in Royal Greenwich, UK. From there the fleet will race to Sines, Portugal, followed by Bermuda. The fleet will then race to Boston, for Sail Boston 2017®. From Boston, the fleet will cruise in company north to Quebec City, Canada.
Sail Boston® will entertain its younger audience with educational programs focusing on US and international maritime history. Cadets and crewmembers will be available to educate children of all ages of their personal experiences at sea, home countries and more.
Pick #2: Hampton Sand Sculpture Event
June 15th – 17th
17th Annual Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Classic
June 15-17, 2017
The fun starts Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 when 200 tons of imported sand is dropped on Hampton Beach and the “Grady Bunch” starts pounding up the sponsor site. The entire area is illuminated for night viewing through June 28th.
Watch Greg Grady and “The Grady Bunch” build a mammoth Sand Demo Site. View all entries on line at this website. The competition is by invitation only. The event is funded by the Hampton Beach Village District and Sponsors, in cooperation with The Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce and The NH Division of Parks.
Schedule for 2017 Master Sand Sculpting Competition:
Mon. – Wed. – June 12 – 14 Massive 100 Ton Sponsor Site Created
Wed., June 14 – Sponsors Grand Finale with a Master Group Carve.
Thurs., Fri., & Sat., June 15-16-17 – Solo Competition $15,000 purse and entry awards.
Sat., June 17 – 1:00 – 3:00 PM Voting for People’s Choice Award.
Sat., June 17 at 8:00 PM Awards Ceremony on Sea Shell Stage. Special Fireworks Display at 9:30.
The event is lighted for nightly viewing thru June 28th.
Last Year’s Winner
Strawberry Festival at Marini Farm
June 17th 10:00-5:00
As always for a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid.
June 17 – June 22, 2017 – SailBoston17 Participating Ships
From Discover Gloucester:
“Gloucester, Cape Ann and Essex County are excited to participate in Sail Boston 2017~~~ the largest tall ships event in Boston in decades! Look for The Essex County Maritime Heritage Tent behind the Moakley Court House. Our exhibit display is open to the public: Sat., June 17- Mon., June 19 from 9AM-6PM each day.
Exhibiting Partners include: Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Schooner Adventure, Schooner Ardelle, Discover Gloucester, Cape Ann Chamber, Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey, Maritime Gloucester and National Maritime Heritage Society.
The cooperative exhibit will include educational activities and interactive exhibits designed to engage visitors in the rich maritime heritage of Essex County. The exhibit is behind the Moakley Courthouse, dockside to many of the Essex Built vessels participating in Sail Boston 2017. Join us as we celebrate Essex county’s maritime past, showcase the current work being done to preserve maritime traditions in the present while continuing to inspire and educate students –keeping these vibrant traditions alive and well into the future.”
On the Blvd. on Wednesday our little friend Zinnia was fishing with her parents. She caught a fish and was very excited. When it was time to release the fish she said, “we are not going to eat it”. Zinnia is one of the cutest kiddos and just love people and the sea.
Rolling up their sleeves 88 weekends in a row. From Clean Up Versova twitter feed @Versovabeach: “Afroz Shah and Versova Resident Volunteers, a citizen led initiative committed to clean up Versova Beach, Mumbai. No political affiliations whatsoever.”
Residents, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) workers, and BMC heavy duty construction equipment and vehicles carted the trash to landfills (Deonar, Mulund, Kanjurmarg) which are at capacity struggling with waste management. The United Nations deemed it the “world’s largest beach clean-up project”.
DIRTY BEACH | original song-journalism by Mumbai artist Sawan Dutta about this inspiring clean up
Fresh local produce, bread, cheese, pastries, and prepared foods EVERY THURSDAY this summer at Stage Fort Park. Check out everything we have to offer and sign up for our weekly newsletter at capeannfarmersmarket.org
New this week: CAFM just received a generous donation of an international cookbook collection from the family’s kitchen of a renowned Boston restauranteur.
We’ll be bringing a few of them each week to our weekly book table. Also included are a number of classic cookbooks in French and Swedish.
If you’re interested in learning more about what’s in the collection, please contact us at email@example.com.
**Free parking at Stage Fort Park during the weekly market!***
Lindsay Crouse, Brad Hall,
Susannah Hoffman & Mickey Solis
Gloucester Stage Company continues its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with the New England Premiere of Lucy Prebble’s The Effect from June 16 through July 8 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Lucy Prebble’s funny and moving look at medicinal trial and error explores the depths of attraction and attachment, and wonders at the limits of medicine and the ever-elusive rules of the heart. In The Effect Tristan and Connie, volunteers in a controlled drug test, fall in love, but is their chemistry real or induced? The GSC production features Sam Weisman in his Gloucester Stage directing debut and a cast led by GSC favorite Academy Award nominee and Gloucester resident Lindsay Crouse as Dr. Lorna James with GSC newcomers: Saturday Night Live alum Brad Hall as Dr. Toby Sealey; Mickey Solis as Tristan and Susannah Hoffman as Connie. Gloucester Stage is a reunion for Sam Weisman, Lindsay Crouse and Brad Hall. The three worked together in the 1995 feature film Bye Bye Love which was written and produced by Hall; directed by Weisman and starring Crouse.
Lucy Prebble’s The Effect comes to Gloucester after a premiere at the The National Theatre in London and a smash hit extended run at the Barrow Street Theatre in New York last year. Ms. Prebble won the George Devine Award 2004 for her debut play The Sugar Syndromefollowed by the TMA Award for Best New Play in 2004. She also won the 2004 Critics’ Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright. She is the creator of the television series Secret Diary of a Call Girl,starring Billie Piper in the main role. Ms. Prebble’s second play,ENRON, transferred to The West End and Broadway in 2010 after sell out runs at both The Royal Court and Chichester Festival Theatre. Sony has optioned the rights to develop ENRON into a film. ENRONwon Best New Play at the TMA Theatre Awards, and was shortlisted for The Evening Standard Award for Best New Play 2009.
Cape Ann Symphony Celebrates Successful 65th Concert Season
The Board of Directors of the Cape Ann Symphony hosted a pre-concert reception at Innovation House in Magnolia, MA to celebratethe conclusion of the orchestra’s highly successful 65th season of concerts. According to Cape Ann Symphony Music Director and Conductor, Yoichi Udagawa, ” The 65th season was a resounding success! The musicians and I were so eager to share all the wonderful music with our audiences and the fabulous CAS audiences responded – All of the concerts in the 65th season were sold out! Bravo!” Invited guests at the season ending celebration included major donors, diplomats representing Scandinavian countries, and members of Cape Ann’s Scandinavian community in recognition of the theme of thefinal concert of the 65th season: “Scandinavian Spectacular,” featuring works by Sibelius, Nielsen and Grieg. A proclamation from Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Romeo-Theken designating the day of the concert, Scandinavian Heritage Day, was read to the crowd of overfifty people, along with similar proclamations from the other Cape Ann municipalities. Congratulatory notes from the consul generals of Norway and Finland were also shared with the reception guests. Next season, the Symphony’s 66th, opens with a program called “Russian Fireworks” with two performances: Saturday, September 23 at the Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium and Sunday, September 24 in the Dolan Performing Arts Center at Ipswich High School.
All Photos Jeph Ellis
Come One Come All to the 65th Annual International Dory Races. Be part of Gloucester’s heritage and this longstanding tradition of dory racing against our comrades from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. The races will be held at the Jordey State Fish Pier starting at 10 AM. Come down and help cheer on all the rowers and be a part of the festivities.
Schedule of Events for June Races 2017
Saturday, June 17th, 10 am – International Dory Races
At: Jodrey State Fish Pier
USA – Alex Pizzimenti/John Francis
Canada – Gladys Collicutt/Morgan Smith
USA – Anthony Sanfilippo/Robbie Horne
Canada – John Ernst/Josh Bell
USA – Alexis Novello/Kristen Burnham
Canada – Taylor Dempsey/Danielle Dempsey
USA – Jimmy Tarantino/Rick Miles
Canada – Willy Wells/Walter Nickerson
USA – Marc Giacalone/Nick Giacalone
Canada – Brent Dempsey/Todd Dempsey
Your International Dory Committee’s Board of…
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