GloucesterCast 516 Will Be Livestreaming Sunday At 9AM With Sian Heder- Director Of Gloucester Filmed / Sundance Winning “Coda”

Join the livechat tomorrow at 9am www.facebook.com/goodmorninggloucester

Sundance Awards: ‘CODA’ Wins Grand Jury Prize

CODA has won the top award at the Sundance Film Festival, taking this year’s U.S. Grand Jury prize. The title, which made headlines earlier in the fest for its record-breaking $25 million sale to Apple, also took the dramatic audience award, while director Sian Heder was honored with the directing award for U.S. dramatic competition.”

The Hollywood Reporter

Aches and pains got you down? Come see the folks at Harmeling today!

Cape Ann Wellness

Sometimes injuries happen – aches and pains don’t take holidays, you know! When you need physical therapy in a hurry, call Harmeling Physical Therapy! We will make sure you get started quickly, and on your road to recovery! We take many insurance plans – give us a call today at (978) 283-0888 to set up an appointment!

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The International Dory Racing Committee will hold races during Schooner weekend and Heritage Day off the Gloucester Heritage Center dock Saturday September 4th at 9:00 AM

The International Dory Racing Committee will hold races during Schooner weekend and Heritage Day off the Gloucester Heritage Center dock Saturday September 4th at 9:00 AM.  All racing fans are encouraged to attend!!  These races will be an exhibition for Heritage Day.  All Members are welcome to race.  Some of the Schooner crews are going to race.  The races will run a 1/2 mile course from the Heritage Center Dock out towards ten pound island and back.  Also, there will be an award given at the Award ceremony on Sunday night.  This is going to be an annual event.  
Please share this with friends and family.  It will be a great day of racing, uniquely Gloucester, and fun for all!

Alchemy restaurant opening again! July 28, 2021

…in Lynnfield! Marketstreet

Welcome back Alchemy and congratulations Serenitee Restaurant Group on the old– and first — is new again.

Alchemy had a 12 year run on Duncan.

Photograph from a fan who traveled to Gloucester just to eat at Alchemy and is pumped to see it back on the North Shore. Thanks Toni for sharing a photo of the exterior with GMG!

new Alchemy opening Wednesday

LIVE – SNAKES of the world at Sawyer Free Library amphitheater with Rick Roth and #CapeAnnVernalPond team | Curbside Crafts Monday

CURBSIDE CRAFTS

Sawyer Free Library Tails and Tales 2021 Summer Reading Program special events continues the snake theme on Monday with Curbside Crafts. Stop by to pick up the creative craft kit!

and big kids!

LIVE – SNAKES of the world at Sawyer Free Library outdoor space amphitheater #CapeAnnVernalPond team & Curbside Crafts Monday

On now!

CURBSIDE CRAFTS

Sawyer Free Library Tails and Tales 2021 Summer Reading Program special events continues the snake theme on Monday with Curbside Crafts. Stop by to pick up the creative craft kit!

We are MOVING INDOORS Sunday! Cape Ann Symphony

Celebration of Summer Concert

Heidi Dallin shares an update:
Venue Change. Due to the rain forecast for this Sunday, we are moving our two special event performances to the Annisquam Village Hall!”

From Magnolia to Annisquam: Cape Ann Symphony Celebration of Summer concert moving indoors to the Annisquam Village Hall, 36 Leonard Street, Gloucester, MA.

Sunday, July 25, 2021, 3:00pm, Annisquam Village Hall

Sunday, July 25, 2021, 5:30pm, Annisquam Village Hall

Tickets here

Sundance winner ‘Coda’ big night movie premiere at Gloucester Cinema – great article by Gail McCarthy Gloucester Daily Times

Beautiful read and interviews! More photos from the Vitale family and Film Cape Ann below.

“The charms of Gloucester exploded on the big screen at the local unveiling of the film “CODA,” a four-time winner at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

The special event Thursday evening, intended for those who worked or assisted in some way with the film, turned out to be “the” premiere  after  director Sian Heder learned that the West Coast screening was canceled.

“Our premiere in L.A. isn’t happening so you are at the premiere,” she told the attendees at the Gloucester Cinema on Essex Avenue. “But I’m so excited to be here and share this with you. This is the first time I am seeing it with an audience. This film is a love letter to Gloucester…”

Gail McCarthy
‘A love letter to Gloucester’: Sundance winner ‘CODA’ premieres before local crowd
Gloucester Daily Times
published on line Saturday July 24, 2021, in print Monday

Read Gail McCarthy’s article here

Film Cape Ann

Filmed in Gloucester in late summer and fall in 2019 before Covid, the movie benefited from the local Film Tax Credit (as will the upcoming movie, Confess, Fletch, starring John Slattery and Jon Hamm). Locations in town for CODA feature Pratty’s and the bandstand in Rockport. Many local hires involved, including Elana Lee, ASL interpreter.

“#FilmCapeAnn was thrilled to have CODA anchored in our area.

Productions that highlight the core beauty of our year round working waterfront depicted in CODA, and past films like The Perfect Storm & Manchester-by-the-Sea, are a huge part of the area’s contribution to the Massachusetts film industry, and making the Mass. Film Incentive permanent. We thank the MA Film Office and State Senator Bruce Tarr & Representative Ann Margaret Ferrante for their strong effort with this incentive as well.” 

Meg Jarrett, Film Cape Ann

Photo credits below: Film Cape Ann

Photo credits below: Action! from the film shoot (early fall 2019, before Covid; and the big premiere night 2021. Courtesy the Vitale family

“Not Birding” at Niles Pond and Brace Cove

I took a little ride recently and found myself at Brace Cove on one of our nicer days. There, a woman equipped with binoculars asked me some questions about a nearby bird. I could not answer the question, so I re-affirm that we are NOT birders. However, there was an awful lot going on down there that I thought I could share. The appearance of a black crowned night heron convinced me to pull out my camera and start looking. I also found some killdeer which are among my favorites.