Jim McAllister exhibit & lecture about Salem’s art scene 1978-92 at Hawthorne Hotel

Giles Laroche included in Salem group exhibition at Hawthorne Hotel.jpgClosing soon! Hawthorne Hotel group show continues through February 20, 2019

“A Sentimental Journey,” group exhibition was organized by local historian Jim McAllister to celebrate Salem’s art scene in the years between 1978 and 1992.  Show includes Giles Laroche and many other local artists. Gallery open Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Free lecture by Jim McAllister on “Art Organizing on Boston’s North Shore 1875-1925” on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m.Where: Kensington-Stobart Gallery, Hawthorne Hotel, Salem Common, 18 Washington Square West, Salem.”  Link to Salem News article by Will Broaddus


Monday afternoon at Good Harbor Beach I found the little Razorbill washed ashore, up between the ice sheets at the high tide line. Thanks so much to Mike for sharing his story about the Razorbills he saw at the Dogbar Breakwater last week. I could identify it immediately because of Mike’s sighting. I hope so much the other Razorbill is surviving 🙂

I left him by the footbridge in case anyone else would like to see the Razorbill.

Another Super Exciting Wildlife Sighting- Two Razorbills at Eastern Point!

Liz Frame tonight ~ Wednesdays with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line 7:00pm 2.13.2019

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, February 13 – 7pm
My Musical Guest: LIZ FRAME!

One of my all-time favorite songwriters, the great Liz Frame
returns to our Rhumb Line Stage this week. With shrewd,
biting lyrics, the girl simply tells it like it is – and kicks some
serious ass while she’s doing it. It is always an honor for me
to have the chance to sit in on such sharp material. Come
and join in on the fun, which starts, as always, at 7pm! ~ 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!
2/20 – Bradley Royds (guest host)

2/27 – Ed Daley

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Artist, writer, sommelier- PAIGE FARRELL | RELATIONSHIPS photography exhibit at Jane Deering Gallery #GloucesterMA

Don’t miss evocative pairings Paige Farrell solo exhibition

PFarrell . Untitled 2018 . Archival pigment print . 8x10 inches IMG_9404


PFarrell . Untitled 2018 . Archival pigment print . 10x8 inches IMG_2656


The exhibition Paige Farrell | Relationships will be at Jane Deering Gallery, 19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester MA through February 27th with a reception on Saturday February 23rd from 4:00-6:30pm. Farrell (writer, sommelier, and wine consultant) reveals the relationship between the world of two arts — the art of photography and the art of the grape. Her monthly wine column appears in Northshore Magazine, and she writes for The SOMM Journal, Boston Wine School, Winestone, and Reservoir and Wollaston Wine & Spirits. Farrell will be traveling to Valencia, Spain in March as the official wine correspondent for the Boston press, then to the Champagne region in France. Farrell holds a BA in French from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with studies at Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris, France and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Presently, she is a Diploma Candidate with the prestigious Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET). Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday 12noon-5:00pm and by appointment at farrellpaige@gmail.com

Nip Litter taking over

At tonight’s City Council meeting a resolution will be discussed and [we hope] signed to send a message to the statehouse – it’s time to take action on nip litter.

A way to nix nip litter: Council considers resolution to add water, tiny liquor bottles to deposit bill

Check Out Victory Designs by Vee

Check out Victory Designs by Vee for some unique, handmade, locally crafted gifts for friends far and wide or for yourself and your home.

I have ordered three of her Longitude and Latitude signs and they are wonderful.  She takes custom orders and creates them quickly….with very fair prices!  While the photos I have included are of her signs, she also designs custom apparel so be sure to scroll through the Facebook page here

I think these are such fantastic gifts for weddings, vacation homes, home buyers, college graduates (with their college/university symbol), businesses (I ordered one for the school where I work…see below), to celebrate an engagement, or honeymoon, favorite vacation destination…..  the possibilities are endless!

You can contact her via message on Facebook or at the following email: DesignsByVionette@gmail.com



Back in the Day Main Street

The 1943 photographs taken by Gordon Parks for the Farm Security Administration have been discussed in previous Good Morning Gloucester posts but I just thought it might be interesting to show you one example of a view of Main Street in 1943 and one taken 2019. Very different and yet much the same. Other photos from this collection can be viewed here.

IMG_3204Main St 1943

Nia classes on Cape Ann in February New Routine “Source” featuring the music of Lis Addison

Cape Ann Wellness

Nia+source-2New Nia Routine-“Source”

This new routine from Nia headquarters focuses, no pun intended, on the movement of the eyes and how that movement directs the rest of the body especially the spine and head.  The music for the routine is from Lis Addison.

Lis Addison is an award winning and internationally recognized Composer, Vocalist, Keyboardist and Electronic Musician who creates and records music in her Singing Tree Studio. She specializes in electronic and world music designed to inspire, empower and support healing for the individual and the natural world.

Not sure what Nia is all about? Here is a video from founder, Debbie Rosas on Nia.


Nia cardio-dance workouts combine 52 simple moves with dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to get you fit in 60 minutes – body, mind, emotion, and spirit.
Nia is non-impact, practiced barefoot, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Nia classes are taught by…

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