Earth Day Clean Up

Hi peeps:

Hope everyone enjoyed the holiday and holy day weekend.  Saturday is Earth Day:

Where:                 Back Shore near Elks

Time:                     0:9:00 to 11:00   Please note time

When:                 Saturday, April 23, 2022

Please bring pickers, gloves, etc.  I will go and get the yellow bags.  There will be other groups out that day.

Thank you all and take care




Quarry Dance X Release April 24th and Over Halfway There To $25K Match

Quarry Dance X: The Film Premiere is being launched online on Zoom on Sunday, April 24 at 7:00PM.

The Zoom premiere is free to attend. RSVP for this event.

Cape Ann’s signature dance event, Quarry Dance X: The Film, is set to premiere on April 24, 2002 on Zoom at 7:00PM. The film features Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre dancers filmed at two private Cape Ann quarries during the summer of 2021. This 36-minute film, produced by Lisa Hahn, Executive Director of Windhover and filmed by Anders Johnson, features original music composed by Joe Mulholland. Joe is a Professor of Harmony/Jazz Composition at Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA, and this marks his first time composing music for the quarry dance. The Zoom premiere is free to attend. RSVP for this event. Although the event is free – please consider making a donation to Windhover in order to help sustain the creative work of artists at Windhover. Please join us on April 24th.

Other exciting news: Over Halfway There To $25K Match: Please help Windhover raise the rest of the $25K Match. We need $10,500 more by June 30th!

I’m thrilled to report that our last update raised an additional $9500 on top of the already received donation of $5,000 toward the expansion and modernization of the Windhover restrooms. This $25K matching grant allows Windhover to complete a much-needed expansion and update to its restrooms, modernizing them, and adding an ADA accessible restroom so that everyone can enjoy performances at Windhover. 

Please make a donation today in any amount. 

There are no extensions for this $25K matching grant. I am hoping that all of you will be able to contribute even a small amount. As a thank you, we are planning a Donor Appreciation Day this summer to share in the communal spirit of Windhover and to experience these expanded upgrades with you in person. Stay tuned for a date later this season. Thank you! 

Please note that Windhover is a non-profit 501© 3 organization. Your donation is tax deductible. 

With appreciation and gratitude, 

Lisa Hahn, Executive Director
Windhover Center for the Performing Arts
P.O. Box 2249
Rockport, MA 01966  

Great Gloucester Earth Day Cleanup April 23rd

More info here

Once again, brought to you by Cape Ann SUP, The One Hour At A Time Gang, and One Ocean One Love Shop. Celebrate Earth Day by joining us for our 5th annual Great Gloucester Cleanup! We will be meeting at three locations this year, please spread the word and come to your location of choice. We will have bags and gloves available, but please bring your own gloves if possible to cut down on single use waste. Not in the area? No worries, see the link below for other cleanups in your area, or even start your own!

Rockport South End Beach Cleanup April 23

The Rockport South End Association is hosting a beach cleanup on Saturday, April 23 from 9AM-noon. All interested residents are invited to gather at the home of John and Marilyn Thompson at 4 Ruthern Way in Rockport for coffee at 9. Areas of concentration will be Loblolly Point and Sandpiper Lot. Please learn more by joining the Rockport South End Association Facebook group. Look forward to seeing everyone there!

South End Association | Facebook

An Evening with Sebastian Junger

Gloucester 400+ Presents:

Sebastian Junger
Join us for an enthralling presentation and dialogue on May 13, 2022 with Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm.

Reserve Your Tickets Now
Fri, May 13, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Cruiseport Gloucester, 6 Rowe Square, Gloucester, MA 01930

Ticket Tiers:
VIP Tickets: $150Tickets include access to an intimate pre-event gathering in Cruiseport Gloucester’s Harbor Room with Sebastian Junger and guaranteed seating in the first two rows for the main event.

Premium Seating: $100Tickets include guaranteed seating in rows 3-5 for the event.

General Admission: $50Tickets guarantee seating in rows 6-10 for the event.

Event Timeline:6:00 pm VIP Reception in the Harbor Room6:30 pm Doors Open for General Admission & Premium Seating7:00 pm Program Begins8:00 pm Program Concludes

Event will include light bites and a cash bar.

Seating is extremely limited, reserve your tickets today!
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About Gloucester 400+The year 2023 marks 400 years in the history of America’s oldest seaport recognizing its settlement by English colonizers in 1623. The theme of the quadricentennial “Our People, Our Stories” focuses on commemorating Gloucester’s history through the lives of all those who lived here, including Indigenous peoples, English colonists, free Blacks, enslaved Africans, the many waves of immigrants who built this city from past to present and those who have visited. The anniversary seeks to be truthful in telling the complex story of the place that is now called Gloucester across its 400+ years.Our mission is to commemorate, celebrate, and promote knowledge of Gloucester’s cultural, social, ethnic, and economic diversity.

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“Operation Head West, Young Men” Day #1

Slept for about five hours at a little hotel between the Las Vegas airport and the strip and woke ready to tackle our first full day of adventures…. or so we thought. By 8:45 pm we were spent and everyone was sound asleep except me…. and only because I wanted to write this post. We drove from Vegas to the Hoover Dam, up Route 40 for two hours, onto the iconic Route 66 and into Williams, AZ. Our adorable airbnb sits right across from the Grand Canyon railway and within walking distance to lots of cute shops and restaurants. By no means a bustling city with nightlife, but super cute in it’s own way. We let the boys fish on Kaibab Lake, had some drinks on our deck and then got dinner at the local brewery and barrel house….Where we immediately ran into someone from Gloucester. If you’re reading this, Jacqueline, I hope the rest of your trip is amazing!

Toddler in Town

When you are entertaining visitors, there are numerous activities and restaurants you can suggest. (I’m thinking of Nichole’s recent post asking for suggestions). When one of those visitors is a toddler, you start to look differently at some of the “standard” suggestions. The weather’s temperament and the child’s temperament must align for the most successful outings. We had a few of those last week and I’d like to share some of the ideas in case it helps you out in any way.

We visited Good Harbor Beach where the baby bee-lined to the ocean like a baby turtle seeking the water. Then plopped down at the edge of the cold water and surprised himself. (*So, be prepared with extra clothes). We stopped at Toodleoo’s for tea and toys. Sweats of New England had a cool sidewalk sign to tempt children and their fingers. We made a stop at Minglewood to meet family…always a hit. Pasta at Tonno also made for happy faces.

You might say “It’s a toddlin’ town…” and you would be right! I hope you all enjoy any holiday or vacation visitors to our fair city.


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