Stephen Turner Has A Question About Photographing Eastern Point From Old House Cove

I just found your Good Morning Gloucester blog and was hoping you could help me with a question. I’m interested in photographing the Eastern Point lighthouse from across the water at Old House Cove. I don’t know the area that well, so I wanted to ask you if the cove is a public-access property, and if it is legal to park on Dolliver Neck Rd near the cove. 
I’ve attached a picture of the map where I’d like to take photographs from.
Thank you, Stephen Turner

The Nurse Project, Portrait Paintings and Writings by Nurses is on Exhibit at the Sargent House Museum throughout July and August

The Nurse Project, Portrait Paintings and Writings by Nurses is on Exhibit at the Sargent House Museum throughout July and August

A new exhibition featuring the work of Vanessa Michalak opens July 22nd at The Sargent House Museum in Gloucester MA. The exhibitions, organized into two parts, features groups of five different portrait paintings and written anecdotes by each subject. Part 2 opens August 12th and closes Sept 2nd.

The exhibition entitled “The Nurse Project” is a collaboration between artist and nurses. Painter Vanessa Michalak asked nurses to send her their selfies and written anecdotes describing their experiences during the pandemic. The idea was to give nurses an opportunity to express themselves visually through the act of taking their own photo and through their choice of writing style. The participants described their experiences through poetry, anecdotes and personal essays.

Michalak, who graduated with an MFA in painting from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing wanted to make paintings that honored the nursing profession.  Michalak, who still works as a per diem while building her career as an artist has been a nurse since 2004.   Each portrait is large scale, many measuring 36”x30” and acts as a way to honor each nurse and their experiences. The writings accompanying each portrait are given their own recognition.  Printed posters of nearly equal size, share the written experiences of each nurse in their own words.

Nurses, Michalak writes, are no strangers to feeling unheard. About the body of work, she states: “I wanted to give nurses the opportunity to share their thoughts, feelings and experiences with the hopes of honoring and calling attention to the critical role in healthcare that they play. The exhibition strives to honor not just the role of the nurse, but the voice of the nurse. I hope that by sharing this body of work with not only healthcare workers, but the general public that we as citizens, will work together to make decisions that reflect our care about the wellbeing of others, prioritize safety and value the contributions of our nurses. 

Michalak, who was this year’s Gloucester Artist Invitational Resident at the Geotemann Artist Residency is known for her landscape paintings depicting Cape Ann and the Dogtown Art Show, an outdoor art installation featuring numerous plein air paintings displayed on site. She was a recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Fellowship Award in Painting in 2014 and was included in New American Paintings, issue 110. 

The Nurse Project is a moving, contemplative exhibition, each painting and written experience serving to honor the profession of nursing while at the same time reminding us that this pandemic is still not over and we must continue to work together.

Only Two Weeks Until BONS Home Awards Voting Ends ⏰

Voting is almost over! If you haven’t already, now is the time to vote for your favorite companies on the North Shore of Boston for all things hearth and home before the ballot closes on August 1st.

Visit our full list of FAQs for voting timelines, nominee qualifications, and processes. 


Wednesdays at The Rhumb Line with Fly Amero. This weeks special guest: Quentin Callawaert!

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, July 21… 6pm start

This is what he looked like when he first came to play our Wednesday Rhumb Line show. What he may come in looking like this week after all these years (plus a pandemic) happens to be the subject of much discussion among the regulars. We are, of course, talking about the one and the very only Quentin Callawaert. We’ve literally watched him grow up before our very eyes, and… he is a marvel, to put it mildly. It’s really gonna be something to see this kid again. I personally cannot wait. We go 6 to 9pm. ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……better than ever before!

Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!

7/28 Allen Estes
8/4 Honkytonk Women
8/11 Rico Amero, Sr. (That’s right, folks. My nephew!)
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Sweet 16 Made Sweeter at Audrey’s Flower Shop

Someone we have come to love recently celebrated her 16th birthday. To help make the day a little more special, we went to Audrey’s Flower Shop on Railroad Ave. The minute I walk in there, the smells and colors make me smile. I told Heather we wanted a bouquet for a 16th birthday and she expertly guided me through the selection. I was very pleased with the results and so was the birthday girl! I can always count on them. PS Heather tells me she is hoping to start classes up again soon!!! Hope to see you there!

News from your YMCA!

Cape Ann Wellness

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As a family member you have access to the outdoor pool and waterparks at our Y locations in Marblehead, Ipswich andGloucester.Click here for all pool details!

The summer we have all been waiting for is here!

This has been an amazing summer! Our camps are full of happy campers exploring new things like adventure courses, STEAM programs, paddleboarding, sailing, kayaking and more. Being outside, having fun and reengaging with friends was just what they needed.

Our pools are filled with smiling swimmers learning the life skill of water safety and our wellness centers continue to be the essential places where members can safely stay active, healthy and connected.

We have met so many new families through our community outreach over the past year while we provided remote learning opportunities, emergency childcare, and other crucial resources during the pandemic. We…

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