Fiesta 5K Road Race

Rick Doucette submits-

Howdy Joey!
Hope you’ll please give this a run on GMG:
With more than 800 runners last year, the YMCA’s St. Peter’s Fiesta 5K Road Race (link below) is THE running event of the season! An absolutely amazing course, followed by the biggest post-race party – The Fiesta! It all happens on Thursday June 28!


Snapshots from last Saturday’s wonderful St. Peter’s Fiesta Family Art Fun event, hosted by children’s book authors Laura Ventimiglia, Alice Gardner, and the Sawyer Free Library. We treasure our copies of Laura’s and Alice’s books and I am looking forward to reading them to our granddaughter. Pick up your copies of both books at the Bookstore of Gloucester!

Windhover Summer News 2018

Windhover Summer News of Performances and Special Events 2018


Spring was late in arriving on Cape Ann, but summer is now upon us and with it, an exciting season of performing arts events including modern dance classes at Windhover.  Please join us in celebrating dance performed outdoors in the natural setting of a pristine quarry, and on our beautiful outdoor stage on Windhover’s grounds. Engage with our master modern dance classes taught by prominent dance companies from New York. A special feature this year is a scientific lecture on the blue whales, (the largest creatures on earth), conducted by a researcher who has spent 23 years studying the blue whales in Baja, Canada and the U.S

Here is our summer schedule so far:

Iyengar and Restorative Yoga Classes, taught by Annie Hoffman who was on the faculty of the Boston Iyengar Center for 14 years and has been teaching in this tradition for over 26 years. Saturday, July 7th from 9:00am-12:00pm is Iyengar. Saturday, July 7th from 4:00-6:00pm is Restorative Yoga. Sunday, July 8th from 9:00am-12:00pm is Iyengar. See Windhover website for fees and details.

Windhover is hosting a week-long Summer Dance Intensive for teenagers (ages 12-18) from Sunday, July 15-Saturday, July 21st, taught by members of the Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre based in New York City. This company has a residency at Windhover every summer and performs the Quarry Dance each year. Technique classes in ballet and modern dance are followed by repertory work, choreography, composition and gyro. If you, or those you know, have teens that are interested in dance, please inquire further about our Dance Intensive or check out our website at:

Open adult drop-in modern dance and gyrokinesis classes are being offered by members of Dušan Týnek  Dance Theatre during the week of July 16-20, 2018. Classes are $18.00 per person or $15.00 for students. Schedule: Mon, Wed and Friday at 9:00am-10:30am is modern dance. Tuesday & Thursday at 9:00am-10:50am is gyro. Check out our website for further information.

Quarry Dance Vll comes to life at the Manship Artists Residency + Studios (MARS) estate in Lanesville in late July. Performance dates are: Friday, July 27th at 5:30pm; Saturday, July 28th at 11:00am and also at 5:30pm; plus Sunday, July 29th at 1:00pm. This site-specific modern dance is performed by the Dušan Týnek  Dance Theatre in and around this spectacular quarry located on the grounds of the late sculptor Paul Manship. The property is now owned by the non-profit organization MARS. Canney’s Pit will be the chosen quarry on the property for this dance performance, and guests will enter through a gate on Washington Street. All performances are free and open to the public. Please check our website for further details and information. (Please take note this event is weather dependent. With rain, the performance is cancelled.)

Blue Whale lecture by Michael Fishbach, Director of the Great Whale Conservancy. Michael is a whale researcher, conservationist and educator who has studied the Blue Whale for 26 years in Mexico, Canada, the U.S and the Azores. Learning about these largest creatures on earth and what is being done in the field to protect them and understand them is the subject of this stimulating visual lecture.

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by an hour long presentation at Windhover. Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 5:30pm.

See link to recent tragedy of ship strike on blue whale.

Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company returns to Windhover from Wednesday, August 22-Sunday, August 26, 2018. This exciting modern dance company brings athleticism and fresh ideas to bear on choreography. All week, there will be morning master classes of all levels, plus one open rehearsal..  On Friday and Saturday evenings, August 24th and 25th, the entire company will perform Paul Taylor’s choreography at Windhover, on our outdoor stage, weather permitting. Otherwise, the performances will take place in our back dance studio with limited seating. Check out our website for further details or call Windhover at 978-546-3611.


Contact: Lisa Hahn, Executive Director, Windhover, 257 Rear Granite Street, P.O.Box 2249, Rockport, MA. 01966

CLOSELY RELATED Closing Celebration

Please join us in a Closing Celebration on
Friday June 22 
from  5 to 7


CLOSELY RELATED…an exhibit that attempts to identify and examine artistic elements that appear congruently in works by artists related by friendship or marriage, or by filial kinship, or by the duality of artist and place or…other. (many possibilities).
Is our art influenced by our environment; our politics; the company we keep, and/or by our generic connections? And is what we create truly unique?
Or was Picasso right when he said:
“Every painting already has a mother and a father.”?

One Hour at a Time Gang

Hi kids:

Hope all is well and you are enjoying some beautiful weather. As I was walking Rogers Street yesterday from Pier 23 towards St. Peters Square, must have picked up a whole yellow bag of trash, still needs work.

When:       Saturday, June 23, 2018

Where:   Rogers Street starting near Pier 23

Time:       8:00 – 9:00

I will not be there since we are going to Maine to visit the grandchildren.

Thanks and hope to see everyone soon.

Take care


I Am More Project

If you missed the I Am More Project by wonderful artist Amy Kerr, this show has been extended.  It is an amazing show.

This is just to let you know that due to popular demand, the opening exhibit of the portraits at the Paint Factory has been extended:

 The I Am More Opening at the Paint Factory (32 Horton St) has been extended to this afternoon (Wed) from 1-5, Thursday from 9-5 and Friday 9-5.

 If you have family or friends who wanted to see all the portraits in one place, this is their chance. This does not include the work from the additional artists.



Wednesdays @The Rhumb LIne ~ Allen Estes hosts for the evening with special guests: Chris Fritz- Grice and Jake Pardee 7pm 6.20.2018

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, June 20th – 7pm
Your Guest Host: ALLEN ESTES!

Allen’s Musical Guests:

From the band Pier Ave. comes Chris Fritz-Grice and Jake Pardee.
Come to the Rhumb Line and enjoy as these young, bright
spirits join forces with seasoned veteran (and Cape Ann
treasure) Allen Estes! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……features Morgan! Dishes are better than ever before!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
6/27 – Inge Berge

7/4 – Closed for Holiday

7/11 – Charlee Bianchini

Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Warms the heart! Beloved Stage Fort Park play sculpture rebuilt in Gloucester MA

Gloucester’s Stage Fort Park playground and glorious natural setting spark imagination and exciting adventures. The gigantic truck play sculpture was re-built and resited and it’s been tricked out with a slide and an official Cape Ann license plate. Hoping a sea serpent returns with a few Virginia Lee Burton icons one day soon.

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The Lighthouses of Cape Ann


There are six lighthouses on Cape Ann, plus one more imaginative one at Stage Fort Park’s dynamite playground. Recently I hosted a large group visiting from Arizona. They wanted to walk a local history trail and ended up visiting two: the Freedom Trail in Boston and the HarborWalk in Gloucester. Their number one request? They wanted to see lighthouses. Last year, Kathie Gilson and Marie Santos designed this fun shaped brochure for the City of Gloucester. You can find it at the Chamber and the Stage Fort Park welcome center.

Cape Ann Harbor Tours offers special Lighthouse Cruise all along Cape Ann as well as harbor tours. (978) 283-1979 Email

Thacher Island Association offers trips to explore Thacher Island and book overnight stays. Launch (978) 546-7697 E-Mail:


Closely Related Closing Celebration Flatrocks Gallery

Please join us in a Closing Celebration on Friday June 22 from 5 to 7 at Flatrocks Gallery for the group exhibition Closely Related curated by Juni VanDyke and featuring local artists:

Kathleen Gerdon Archer, Shelly Champion, Loren Doucette, Paige Farrell, Jay McLachlan, Barbara Moody, Hans Pundt, Lynne Sausele, Patti Sullivan, Juni VanDyke

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When Porterhouse Steaks Are $5.77lb and the Butcher At Shaws Accommodates Your Request To Cut Them Two Inches Thick…

Jazz Night w/Jose Allende! Thursday 6/21 @ Feather & Wedge


Feather & Wedge is proud to present an exciting night of traditional and latin jazz with Jose Allende. Join us for dinner or drinks as Mr. Allende delivers a captivating mix of jazz standards and Latin American music featuring improvisation, South American rhythms and Classical music influences.

Thursday, June 21

7 – 9 PM

Reservations suggested! 978.999.5917

Feather & Wedge Restaurant & Bar | 5 Main Street | Rockport, MA 01966

Jose Allende

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