2018 GMG Gloucester Calendars Are Sold Out!

A couple of people have asked for more GMG Caps so I’m ordering a dozen more. The first batch sold out in 4 days. the Calendars sold out in a week. If you want one of the last dozen caps, order here- www.gmg.storenvy.com  They’re in! Local order people can come pick them up at the dock tomorrow morning and people from out of town I’ll be shipping this week!

Unboxing the 2018 GMG #GloucesterMA Calendars!


DONATE HERE for #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. Everyone, anywhere can participate! By supporting the documentary Beauty on the Wing, your fully tax deductible gift directly enables us to create a final cut, contributes to the music and map rights, to the cost of festival submissions, promotion, and publicity. It’s easy to make a donation, just click the link above, which will take you to the Filmmakers Collaborative, my film’s fiscal sponsor.

Why does a documentary need a fiscal sponsor? A fiscal sponsor, in this case, the Filmmakers Collaborative, is a non-profit entity that enables a documentary filmmaker to raise funds and operate through an exempt sponsor. The sponsor manages the project’s money and reports to funders and tax agencies. Most importantly, contributors to the film can see how their gifts are being utilized towards the creation of the film.

Your voice is powerful. If you are unable to give this Giving Tuesday, please help support Beauty on the Wing by spreading the word through a Facebook share or a retweet.

For more information, visit the film’s website here: Monarch Butterfly Film

For an overview of the film’s budget, please go here: Budget

Thank you!

With gratitude,

Heart-shaped Monarch Butterfly #UNselfie


“Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen (Cobain: Montage of Heck and The Kid Stays in the Picture) tells the story of Jane a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world. Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of Jane Goodall – a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world’s most admired conservationists.”

New York Times –  Jane will delight those familiar with Ms. Goodall and provide a vibrant introduction for newcomers.”

Boston Globe – “The film confronts not just the expected issue of environmentalism but also explores themes of survival, separation, loss, and death.”

Los Angeles Times – “Meeting a chimpanzee’s gaze, the pioneering researcher says she encountered ‘a thinking, reasoning personality.’ With Jane we see what she saw.”

AV Club – “A scripted biopic may still happen someday, but Jane’s candid portrait of her Gombe years arguably makes such a project redundant.”

RNAC 5th Annual Show and Sale

Rocky Neck Art Colony
th Annual Holiday Show
November 24 – December 10, 2017

Cultural Center Gallery at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
Opening Party, November 24, 5-8 PM
Open Friday, 5-8 PM
Open Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM-4 PM

The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) hosts the 5th Annual Holiday Show and Sale from November 24, to December 10, 2017 at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester.   GIVING THE GIFT OF ART features works of art from close to 20 RNAC artist members. For your shopping and viewing pleasure, the Cultural Center gallery is open to the public on Fridays from 5-8 PM and Saturday and Sundays from 10 AM to 4 PM.

The holiday show and sale offers a wide selection of works on paper, paintings, prints, photographs, jewelry, seasonally appropriate hand crafted wreaths and cards by artists Lisa Carlson, Matt Cegelis, Jo Demetra, Michael Chamness, Jose Estrela, Jacqueline Ganin-DeFalco, Ellen Harvey, Richard Honan, Nancy Jarvis, Jane Keddy, Mary McCarl, Ruth Modecai, Tom Nihan, Michael Oleksiw, David Piemonte, Karen Pischke, Rev Rejman, and Deb Schradieck. The public is invited to meet the artists and enjoy some holiday treats and libations at the opening celebration party on Friday, November 24 from 5 to 8 PM.

Please visit the Rocky Neck Art Colony Cultural Center and enjoy the work of all these artists during the, 5th Annual Holiday Show exhibition, November 24 – December 10, 2017.  Be inspired as you browse and consider the varied and unique gifts of art!

 Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco, one of the artist’s exhibiting at the holiday show, takes inspiration from both history and antique glass. She creates custom-designed hair accessories, using pieces of sea glass and pottery collected from the shores of Cape Ann. She creates hair accessories and jewelry, which are exhibited in numerous boutiques and galleries.

David Piemonte, whose work is featured in the holiday show, is a fine-art photographer. He is fascinated by what the camera captures, as opposed to what the eye sees. He uses his captivating black-and-white photographic images to create interesting and unique greeting cards and prints.

Ruth Mordecai who is well known for her masterful mixed-media paintings, is also included in the RNAC holiday show.  Her canvases and watercolors make use of a broad range of colors and sculptural references.

José Estrela is an established graphic designer whose art is created upon wood, tile and paper.  José’s mindset and work developed over the years reflect upon the vivid landscapes, colors and music of his native Azores, Portugal and reinforced by early schooling in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Lisa Carlson is a jewelry designer; whose glass beaded jewelry is created with beads from China, Czech Republic, Switzerland, India, and elsewhere. Some beads are pressed, others faceted, and some have a special coating that reflects light in ways that defy description. Many are lined with silver, copper, or gold making the beads sparkle and shimmer. They often take on a harmony of their own that is unexpected. She specializes in sparkle, color, and unusual shapes.

Give the Gift of Crossfit!

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Massachusetts Cultural Council Power of Connection Tour in #GloucesterMA | Cultural Center @RockyNeckArt

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA, was one of the few cultural districts selected as a host venue for the MCC Power of Connection Tour launch. Today’s gathering includes city and state officials: Mayor Romeo Theken, Senator Bruce Tarr & Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante of Gloucester.

Guests are just arriving for the welcome reception. I will post all we glean from MCC new grants and updates. Gloucester has two districts: Rocky Neck and downtown Harbortown. On the walls at Rocky Neck center–the holiday group show is installed upstairs and a John Nesta tribute downstairs. I am looking forward to the upcoming poetry night featuring Jay Featherstone, Suzanne and others.







Tree Lighting at Kent Circle

This is our first experience with the Christmas parade and tree lighting event.  It did not disappoint!  Performing groups, Mrs. Claus and Santa, sister city teleconferencing, chowder, popcorn and hot chocolate.  There was even a snow machine!!!  Well done, Gloucester!  It was crisp enough to remind you it’s winter, but not bone chillingly cold.  An enthusiastic crowd enjoyed the performances and the camaraderie. Obviously a great deal of effort was put forth by a large number of dedicated people to make the event memorable.

Here are some before, during and after memories to add to Donna’s collection:

 Now it’s headlong to the holidays!  Hang on to your hat!

Give the gift of health ~

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Cyber Monday One Day Gift Card Sale 25% Off Gift Cards Online Only- 11/27/17 Serenitee Restaurant Group







Yes, if you want a $100 gift card it is only $75!

CLICK HERE to start shopping.

Perfect for everyone on your holiday shopping list, Serenitee Gift Cards are valid at ten unique restaurants across the North Shore.

*Offer valid online only until 11:59 PM [EST] today. 11/27/17.

Cannot be combined with other offers

*Cyber Monday offer valid 12:01 AM – 11:59 PM on 11/27/17

Online ONLY, not valid in the restaurant

Cannot be combined with other offers

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