Jazz Brunch Sunday at Feather and Wedge ! Featuring Guitarist Peter Fedele


Join Feather & Wedge for brunch this Sunday with music by jazz guitarist Peter Fedele. Peter is well known for his unique style that combines traditional jazz, with bebop, rock and funk.

Reservations highly suggested! 978.999.5917

Sunday, April 14
10:30 ‚Äď 2:30 PM

Peter Fedele Jazz Brunch Feather & WedgeFeather & Wedge, 5 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966https://featherandwedge.com

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The Twin Lights were slipping in and out of visibility from Good Harbor Beach this afternoon. It was beautiful, and even more so when the sun peeked out for a bit. All three Piping Plovers were seen and unfortunately, so were a bunch of dogs ūüė¶

North Light

Thacher Island North and South Lights

FOR OUR FATHERS collaboration | soprano Ute Gfrerer & mixed media artist Lisa Rosowsky at Gloucester Meetinghouse April 28 co-sponsored by Temple Ahavat Achim

UU Church

UU and Temple Gloucester MA

press release for upcoming program:

FOR OUR FATHERS, Sunday, April 28, 2019 7:30pm, at the Gloucester Meetinghouse: acclaimed Austrian soprano Ute Gfrerer, accompanied by pianist William Merrill, and renowned Boston artist Lisa Rosowsky present a deeply moving evening of song and art, based on the legacy of silence of their two fathers during World War II, one an Austrian member of the Nazi Youth Party, and one a French Jew. In a unique collaboration, the two artists present a Holocaust-themed program of music and mixed media artworks, based on memories of their fathers.  The event is co-hosted with Temple Ahavat Achim. The Meetinghouse (home of the Unitarian Universalist Church) is located on the green at the corner of Middle and Church Streets (accessible side entrance at 10 Church Street with an elevator).  Tickets ($45 preferred, $30 general, $10 students with ID, under 12 free) are available at the door and in-advance with more information at gloucestermeetinghouse.org

About the program from the artist, Lisa Rosowsky: 

When we met in 2017, Ute had already developed a repertoire of musical performances incorporating music that had been set to poems by writers caught up in the Holocaust, and for more than a decade I had been creating mixed media works of art around being the daughter of a survivor. We knew we wanted to find a way to weave together our work into an audio-visual program, and it became my task to craft the presentation. We were amazed by how many of her songs matched up thematically with my pieces! Our goal was to move the audience seamlessly between each song and each work of art, setting both into historical context while offering insight into our individual experiences with our fathers. Over the course of a few months, we developed this performance, which we are pleased to share with you.

Benefit event:  This event is co-sponsored by Temple Ahavat Achim with support from the Paulson Fund, by the Series Sponsors of the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation, and by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.  Proceeds will be used to benefit the ongoing preservation of the historic (1806) Meetinghouse as well as to support Temple Ahavat Achim’s Rabbi Myron and Eileen Geller Endowment Campaign for the Sylvia Cohen Religious School and Family Learning


One hundred poems came in on one day! Christy Russo says there’s still time to participate in the 2019 Poetry Without Paper contest at Sawyer Free Public Library

Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Public Library Poetry Without Paper Contest 2019 find out more here

deadline April 30, 2019

Fun fact: Christy Russo, Director of Childrens Services at the library, said that new Teen Librarian Haley created the word cloud for this year’s flyer from winning poems submitted in 2018.


Skipping to storytime! Big little crowd for Once Upon A Contest event featuring artist Juni VanDyke at the museum Manchester-by-the-Sea

Today’s program Seaside Saturdays: Cape Ann Reads Book Fun¬†was enjoyed by all ages and featured the Once Upon a Contest group exhibition, stories and special guest artist, Juni VanDyke, who illustrated the If I Were series by James McKenna. Seaside Saturdays is a joint offering by Early Childhood Partners/CFCE, Manchester Public Library & Manchester Historical Museum. Once Upon a Contest Selections from Cape Ann Reads¬†by the four libraries of Cape Ann is on display at Manchester Historical Museum through April 26th. In addition to the new and original books by local artists and writers, don’t miss Leslie Galacar’s four part public art sequence made just for this venue.

Skipping to story time!_Once Upon a Contest Manchester Historical Museum_20190413_© c ryan
perfect timing- skipping to Story Time? (I wondered if they were going to the museum. They were!)


Bustle of arriving, exploring (nifty new museum display!), visting, settling, and seat selecting


Once Upon A Contest program featuring Juni VanDyke at Manchester Historical Museum_20190413_©catherine ryan (4)
Celebrating collaboration and picture books- photo L to R: Beth Welin, Director Manchester Historical Museum, Carol Bender Librarian (and former Cape Ann Reads jury member) Manchester Public Library, and Melanie Wood with Early Childhood Partners


AERIAL Once Upon A Contest program featuring Juni VanDyke at Manchester Historical Museum_20190413_©catherine ryan (20)Busy, busy- Children chose drawings VanDyke created especially for this event and set to work collaging. 


detail from public art in four pieces for Once Upon a Contest by Leslie Galacar for the Manchester leg of travel show
detail from site-specific public art in four parts by Leslie Galacar for Once Upon a Contest, Manchester Public Library at Manchester Historical Museum


Gruppe Painting Raffle

Special Emile  Gruppe Painting Raffle
To Benefit the Phyllis A Marine Association

Gruppe Painting for Raffle.jpegOn ¬†June 6 from 6PM – 9PM. there will be a special raffle drawing to support the restoration work for Gloucester ‘s oldest resident fishing vessel, The Phyllis A. This restoration project has been the passion of The Phyllis A. Marine Association and the many devoted community volunteers that have been passionate about this preservation project for twelve years. Future plans once restored include a children’s hands-on museum teaching about ocean to table, a makers space and a place to tell the story of the Gloucester fishing heritage to Cape Ann visitors and schools.

Gruppe’s painting,¬† Shoares Wharf,¬† shows the location on East Street where Morse Sibley Wharf now stands. This painting was completed in the early 1930s and shows a Gillnetter Fishing Boat like the Phyllis ¬†A tied to the dock along with a smaller fishing vessel. Never seen by the public, this recent piece has been donated and measures¬† 20 x 24, and has been recently restored and framed. The value of this significant piece is appraised at $14,000.

Raffle tickets are $200 each and available now by contacting Roger at The State of the Art Gallery on Rocky Neck at 978/395.1783 or Doug Parsons at 978/283-9292. The  Preview Party and Raffle Drawing will take place on June 6th  at The Gloucester House Restaurant.

To view the painting please contact Roger at the State of the Art Gallery directly for an appointment.

Salem State University Inducts four Gloucester Freshmen and 196 others into Honor Society

Salem State University Inducts four Gloucester Freshmen and 196 others into Honor Society

SALEM, MA-The First Year Experience Office at Salem State University inducted four Gloucester residents and 196 other students into the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society.

 Salem State freshmen Abigail Feener, Harley Pereira, Maria Cinekkum and Thea Louise Thomaseth Bugge were inducted into the honor society along with other first year students who achieved a 3.6 GPA or higher as part of the eighth class inducted into the Salem State chapter. 

 The first year students, along with their friends and family, attended the 2019-2020 Alpha Lambda Delta induction ceremony, which took place at Veterans Hall in the Ellison Campus center on February 22, 2019.

 During the induction ceremony, new members were sworn into the society and awarded a membership pin and certificate. The Alpha Lambda Delta executive board spoke at the event about the impact that membership has had on their academic success.  

 Along with student and professional staff from the First Year Experience Office, other members of the Salem State community were featured as speakers for the event. Salem State University Provost and Academic Vice President David Silva congratulated and encouraged the first year students on their honor.

 ‚ÄúAs students who have figured out the necessary skills and strategies to be successful, I want to challenge you to give back to your fellow students,‚ÄĚ said Silva. ‚ÄúI hope that you will take on the role of mentor and role model for future generations of students at the institution.‚ÄĚ 

Alpha Lambda Delta at Salem State University re-established itself in 2012 and has inducted over a 1,000 members since then. These students are now a part of a society that encourages superior academic achievement, community service, and playing a helpful role in society. 

 With the society‚Äôs mission in mind, the Salem State chapter continues to expand its service project opportunities and encourages the academic success of its members through their collegiate experience.

 For more information and upcoming events, please follow the chapter Facebook page ‚ÄúAlpha Lambda Delta at Salem State‚ÄĚ.


Cape Ann Home


Let’s make this Townhouse yours! NEW Price for Unbelievable Views all around. NO FLOOD INSURANCE Needed! Low condo fees as well. Ready for you to move right in and enjoy all that Gloucester has to offer, especially this spring and summer. You can enjoy it all.

4 Stanwood Point is also on its way to being built. $799,900 Not in a rush, no problem! Come and grab information on what these new townhouses will be and view the location where they will be built. Want a dock or a mooring for your boat, these are the ones for you! Definitely a spot for you to put one in immediately or at a later date. Not included in the $799,900 cost of the townhouse!

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White Elephant Sale to Benefit Cape Ann Animal Aid

Cape Ann Community

Join Cape Ann Animal Aid for a White Elephant Sale happening on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 10:00 AM ‚Äď 2:00 PM at Cape Ann Auction warehouse located at Cape Ann Industrial Park, 17 Kondelin Road #3, Gloucester, MA 01930. This is a fundraiser for Cape Ann Animal Aid‚Äôs Gloucester Pride Stride team to benefit the Veterinary Care Fund.

White Elephant Sale

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