November’s nearly full Frost Moon was rising over Brace Cove, while the sun was setting over the harbor. Violet sunset clouds swirled around the rising moon when moments later the moon shone brightly through the pine trees.
November’s full moon is also called the Beaver Moon-both the early colonists and Algonquin tribes named it so because November was the designated time of year to set Beaver traps before ponds and swamps froze.
November Frost Moon rising over Niles Pond
Harbor Seals in the setting sun and rising moonlight–a seal-a-rock 🙂
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Gloucester Stage Company presents a one-night only performance of David Sedaris’ Santaland Diaries, adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello, on Saturday, December 1 at 7:30 pm at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. This special holiday event is a benefit for the 39 year old non-profit theater. Tickets start at $50 and include festive libations and holiday treats. Originally featured on NPR’s This American Life, humorist David Sedaris wrote about the downside of holiday joy in a collection of fanciful stories based on his experiences called the Santaland Diaries. The Diariesare about Sedaris’ two Christmas seasons working as an elf in Macy’s department store in New York’s Herald Square. This one-elf show follows the somewhat-flawed Macy’s department store elf named Crumpet on some of his adventures during the holiday rush. Directed by Scott Caron, the one-night-only comic holiday tale features Steven Barkhimer. A GSC veteran, Barkhimer made his GSC debut in 2008’s chilling mystery play The Woman in Black. He went on to appear from 2010 through 2012 in GSC’s critically acclaimed The Norman Conquests trilogy, the story of a hilarious reunion of adult siblings and their spouses. Mr. Barkhimer has performed with The Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Company One, Stoneham Theatre and New Repertory Theatre. He can be seen on film in the award winning feature film The Fighter. A playwright as well, Mr. Barkhimer was the recipient of the John Cauble Award for Best Short Play at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Santaland Diaries director Scott Caron was the GSC 2018 Directing Apprentice. A director, actor and educator, Mr. Caron is a native of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. Mr. Caron is a co-founder of The Regatta Players, a company he administrated from its 2010 inception until making his directorial debut with their 2017 productions,First Date and Evita. Mr. Caron is also a coach for Shrewsbury High School’s Speech and Debate Team with state-level and national champions in drama and public speaking. He holds a BFA in Music Theatre from The Hartt School (University of Hartford)
David Sedaris’ Santaland Diaries, adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello, is Saturday, December 1 at 7:30 pm at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Ticket prices start at $50 and include a reception with holiday treats. For more information about Gloucester Stage, or to purchase tickets, call the Box Office at 978-281-4433 or visit www.gloucesterstage.com
Steven Barkhimer in Santaland Diaries
Steven Barkhimer with Lindsay Crouse in 2010’s Table Manners, the first comedy in The Norman Conquests dan
Photo Credit: Eric Levenson
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Episode 86-Recorded for the first time at Peticia’s House in Amesbury! We catch up with Alicia, BSide and T-Man!
GOBBLE GOBBLE LISTENERS!
Did ya miss us?!
We couldn’t have a Thanksgiving pass us without having a Thanksgiving Episode! That’s like not watching ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ or NO POTATOES at T-Day Dinner!
We briefly talk about our hiatus (which we are still on-ish?). RIP to the Legend Stan Lee, Plastic Bag Ban in Full Effect for Gloucester in 2019 (Alicia and B have already been on that information tip for a minute)
Shout out Destino’s for updating their “To Go” Salad boxes to recyclable containers! We catch up with Tyler, he’s not so little anymore-a HIGH SCHOOLER now! A&B go on day trip with John Jerome and Future guest Carrie. Where’s our theme song John? Also shout out to John for that opener for this episode 😉
BSide talks about her new side hustles with the Rowley Cornhole Sliders, go see them or play every Tuesday (weather permitted) at RiverWalk Brewing Co. in Newburyport. Did you catch her on First, Worst, Last?
Happy Birthday this past weekend Peter!
Thank you listeners for supporting us and enjoying us on Facebook, it warms B’s heart.
There is a lot for us to be grateful for, but it’s easy to forget how lucky we are to live here. We take the things and the people we see every day for granted. It happens. The holidays are a perfect time to reconnect with gratitude, to step back, take a breath, and appreciate all of the gifts we have.
Practicing gratitude can help you sit at the table with the family members you don’t agree with. It’s important to remember that we are all just people doing the best we can. And when we come to the table with that in our minds, it’s a lot easier to find gratitude and enjoy the gifts of the holidays.
Wednesday, November 21 – 8pm
Band: THE TALKING DOGS!
Despite anything you may have seen in the local papers, make no mistake! The Talking Dogs, featuring Dave Brown,
Fly Amero, Wolf Ginandes and Dave Mattacks rock the Rhumb Line House on Thanksgiving Eve this Wednesday!
It has been many years since D.B. and I have put the ol’ electric band together for this oh-so festive occasion, and we both
sincerely feel it’s not something you’re gonna wanna miss. So, it’s the usual protocol for such rarities… GET THERE EARLY!!!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……features Morgan Forsythe! Dishes are better than ever before!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
11/28 – Sasquatch
Whether it is holiday party, corporate meeting, birthday, anniversary or other celebration, Feather & Wedge can work with you to create a memorable event, including the perfect menu and seating plan. We know how to deliver a range of experiences – formal or casual, business or personal. Possibilities include live music, signature cocktails, wine pairings, be-spoke cakes, flowers and special transportation for your guests.