Crossfit Cape Ann Community WOD

Cape Ann Wellness


Haven’t check out CFCA yet? Why not?! Join us at 18 Sargent Street every Saturday at 9AM for our Community Team WOD. You can even bring a friend! The More the merrier! $5 for all non members which is donated locally. No Crossfit experience necessary. If you’ve been wondering what Crossfit is all about, no better time than now. See you there!

Check us out at of find us on Facebook @crossfitcapeanners

Looking for an insight on what actually happens on Saturday mornings? Check out this first hand look at why people love CFCA!

View original post

This Weekend in the Arts

What Makes Fitz Henry Lane’s Lithographs So Special?

Curator’s talk at the Cape Ann Museum

Image credit: Fitz Henry Lane (1804–1865), View of the Town of Gloucester, Mass., 1836. Colored lithograph on paper. Pendleton’s Lithography, Boston. Bequest of E. Hyde Cox, 1998 [Acc. #1998.36.10].

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present an illustrated talk with Georgia Barnhill, the guest curator of Drawn from Nature & on Stone: The Lithographs of Fitz Henry Lane, on Saturday, November 18 at 2:00 p.m. This program is $10 for Museum members/$20 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). For more information or to make a reservation call 978-283-0455 x10 or reserve online at

Drawn from Nature & on Stone is the first ever comprehensive exhibition focusing on 19th century American artist Fitz Henry Lane (1804–1865) as a printmaker. Guest curator, Georgia Barnhill, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Graphic Arts Emerita at the American Antiquarian Society, worked closely with the Cape Ann Museum in organizing this special show. The exhibition offers scholars and lay people alike the opportunity to explore the intersection of Lane’s work as a printmaker and a painter, to learn more about the art of lithography and to consider the enduring effects printing has on American culture from the early 19th century through today. In her presentation, Barnhill will talk about Lane’s career set against work by his contemporaries.

Georgia Barnhill was curator of graphic arts at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester for forty years and established its Center for Historic American Visual Culture several years before retiring in 2012.  She worked with Sally Pierce and Catharina Slautterback on the Athenaeum’s 1997 exhibition, Early American Lithography: Images to 1830. Among her publications are Wild Impressions: The Adirondacks on Paper, Bibliography on American Prints of the Seventeenth through the Nineteenth Centuries. She has edited several conference volumes including New Views of New England: Studies in Material and Visual Culture, 1680-1830 with Martha McNamara for the Colonial Society of Massachusetts. She has lectured and published extensively on the Antiquarian Society’s collections of prints, illustrated books, and ephemera. She has served on the boards of the American Historical Print Collectors Society, the Print Council of America, and the Colonial Society of Massachusetts. She currently resides in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she is president of the Amherst Historical Society.

About the Cape Ann Museum

The Cape Ann Museum has been in existence since the 1870s, working to preserve and celebrate the history and culture of the area and to keep it relevant to today’s audiences. Spanning 44,000 square feet, the Museum is one of the major cultural institutions on Boston’s North Shore welcoming more than 25,000 local, national and international visitors each year to its exhibitions and programs. In addition to fine art, the Museum’s collections include decorative art, textiles, artifacts from the maritime and granite industries, two historic homes and a sculpture park in the heart of downtown Gloucester. Visit for details.

The Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $12.00 adults, $10.00 Cape Ann residents, seniors and students. Youth (under 18) and Museum members are free. For more information please call: (978)283-0455 x10. Additional information can be found online at   For a detailed media fact sheet please visit


Music at the Annisquam Village Church

Join us for an exploratory voyage to the nearly inexpressible world of spirit. By bringing together inspired paintings with soulful improvisations and soundscapes, we joyfully invite you into the sacred dance of life.



Leonardo da Vinci Christ at Christie’s was a record breaker cue Gary Larson classic

The highest price an auction buyer paid becomes “fetched” in auction lingo. Leonardo da Vinci painting, Salvator Mundi, (Saviour of the World) fetched a stunning world record price –400million dollars at hammer price (450.3 million with fees)–at Christie’s evening sale November 15, 2017. Couldn’t resist adding a classic Larson into the mix of headlines.

classic Gary Larson.jpg


Nichole’s Picks 11/18 + 11/19

Pick #1:  Arts Boston, Mayor’s Holiday Special 


ArtsBoston, in partnership with Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the City of Boston, and the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, announce the 14th Annual Mayor’s Holiday.  See the link below to enjoy an eight-week celebration of the area’s performing arts featuring thousands of discounted tickets to more than 100 holiday shows.


Pick #2:  Ski, Board, and Skate Sale

Friends of Cutler School will once again be hosting their annual Ski, Board, and Skate Sale at the Cutler School in Hamilton



Saturday and Sunday, Nov, 18th and 19th

Saturday 11/18 – 9am-2pm
Our vendors will be here ALL day on Saturday

Sunday 11/19 – 11am-1pm
Clearance – 50% of most items (Vendors not included)

Cutler Elementary School
237 Asbury Street, Hamilton

Pick #3:  Rockport PTO Holiday Fair

Saturday 9:30-2:00 at Rockport High School at 24 Jerden’s Lane, Rockport



As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, visit our friends at North Shore Kid

Trip to Peabody Essex Museum

The Peabody Essex Museum has been “on the list” for a while now, and this week presented a great opportunity to take the ride.  Since I actively avoid Salem during October, mid November seemed like a reasonable idea for this adventure.

Although the streets of Salem were very quiet, the Museum was buzzing with school children.  It was great to see the energy and enthusiasm for the various galleries and exhibits as seen through elementary students’ eyes.

Doors Beechbrook Cemetery and Peabody Essex Museum 019

** A tip:  I was granted free admission when I showed my volunteer card for NEHGS (New England Historic Genealogical Society).  Many museums have reciprocal memberships and you might be able to be admitted at a free or reduced rate based on your other memberships.  Saved me $20!  I did purchase a ticket for the Yin Yu Tang Chinese House, which was re-erected here in 2003 from a rural village in southeastern China.  A set number of people are allowed per half hour for a self guided tour.  It was well worth the $6, but if you go in cold weather be aware there is no heat.

Doors Beechbrook Cemetery and Peabody Essex Museum 027

All rooms in the house open to the courtyard for light and air, as well as to support the principles of feng shui.

Currently a special interactive installation called XYZT is available.  This is an example which loses some effectiveness in a still photo, but this light “tree” grows from the floor, appears to grow letters which are lost to an invisible wind.  Mesmerizing.

Doors Beechbrook Cemetery and Peabody Essex Museum 020

I was delighted to see this representation of St. Peters Fiesta about 1930 from artist Gordon Beal.  Bold and bright.

Doors Beechbrook Cemetery and Peabody Essex Museum 030

Delightful visit and I’ll be going back as there was much more to enjoy.  It should be on your list too!

Kids, Tweens, Teens, and Prenatal Yoga

Cape Ann Wellness


Treetop Yoga Studio, 3A Pond Road, offers a variety of classes and workshops for children of all ages, including prenatal yoga for our expecting mamas. Sign up in advance to SAVE!

Friday Night Fun – Tweens and Teens (ages 11+) grab a friend and join Erin McKay for fun yoga poses set to your favorite music. Yoga is great for tween and teen students and athletes – it calms stress and anxiety, builds and tones core muscles, and increases flexibility. With our busy schedules, we can all benefit from slowing down and learning mindfulness. Class will end with a relaxing cool down where we chill out with bolsters and blankets and learn to wind down our minds. Enjoy cookies and cocoa before parents pick up.

Copy of Friday Night FunTween and Teen YogaDrop and Shop – Shop Local and take advantage of Small Business Saturday! Drop your kids (ages 6-10) off with Megan Ghirardi for…

View original post 200 more words