Quarry Dance X the film premieres on Sunday

Please join us in celebration of the launch of Quarry Dance X.

Quarry Dance X: The Film Premiere is being launched online on Zoom on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 7:00PM.  The Zoom premiere is free to attend.

If you have already RSVP’d for this event, please look for your zoom ticket in your email later today (Friday). If you sign up after 12pm today (Friday), please look for a zoom ticket in your email shortly after RSVP’ing.

Cape Ann’s signature dance event, Quarry Dance X: The Film, is set to premiere on April 24, 2022 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.

Following the film showing, there will be a Question and Answer session with the creative team. Please feel free to ask questions in the chat, and our moderator will pose your questions to the artists after viewing the film, and you will hear their answers in real time. Please download Zoom on your device beforehand, and for any technical issues, please email us at the following email: Windhover@Windhover.org

Many thanks for your interest and we welcome you this Sunday online.

Warm spring wishes,

Lisa Hahn

Lisa Hahn, Executive Director

Windhover Performing Arts Center

P.O. Box 2249

(257 rear Granite Street)

Rockport, MA. 01966



Cape Ann Olive Oil Co.

From Email from Patti Gates of Cape Ann Olive Oil Co.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

If you are local, live close to our shop, or will be traveling by car to visit our city, we would love for you to bring your bottles back for refilling instead of purchasing new ones.

By bringing back your bottles for refilling, you will save $1 for each bottle!

All we ask, before bringing them back, is for you to clean them!

Clean & Refill Bottle Policy

We do not accept responsibility for the cleanliness of your bottle.

How to Clean Your Bottle:

  • Put it in your dishwasher


  • Fill the bottle half full with warm tap water.
  • Add two drops of dishwashing detergent and 1 Tbsp. of vinegar.
  • Put your hand over the top of the bottle or seal it with the lid.
  • Shake the bottle vigorously.
  • Empty the bottle and inspect it. If there is still an oily residue, repeat the steps.
  • Rinse the bottle holding it under the running tap. After the bottle is full, sudsy water will come out of the top. Keep running the water into the bottle until no more suds appear.
  • Dump all the water out of the bottle.
  • Make sure bottle dries completely.

Cape Ann Olive Oil Co. thanks your for your help during this time and we look forward to seeing you all soon, ready to refill your bottles with you favorite flavors.

One of my favorites is the fig

About That Wind on Lake Powell

Last night I posted a quick video of the wind picking up. Well, it has continued to do so. Here’s a new video. After a gorgeous 85 degree day with nothing but sunshine and blue skies…. last night got a little snotty. Click on the link to watch this morning’s video update. We continued to watch our four anchors and lines and everything has continued to hold. While it may not be cool to pat myself on the back, I’m pretty proud of our modest crew for handling this 60-foot boat so well. This ”Go West, Young Men” adventure has been my mom, my sister, my two sons (14 and 12), my 13 year-old nephew, and me. Definitely making memories. Now cross your fingers that these winds dissipate for us soon!

🎟️🐟 Let’s put the FUN in Fundraiser- Get your tickets today 🐟🎟️

Let’s put the FUN in Fundraiser


JULY 13, 2022

Join us for the Bluefin Bash FUNdraiser, benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association

Wednesday, July 13th

6:00PM – 10:00PM

Under the tent at the Cape Ann’s Marina Resort

75 Essex Ave. Gloucester, MA 01930

Dinner | Dancing | Unique Live Auction Experiences

And did we mention FUN

$750 per ticket – $7,500 per table – Limited Tickets Available



Houseboat Living on Lake Powell

Joey has been dying for video of our epic fails and bloopers from houseboat living, but so far so good. After two days in Williams, AZ how do you super cute little Airbnb and a day trip to the Grand Canyon, we packed up the minivan to head to page, Arizona. We had to decide which way to go, but quickly a couple of fast spreading wild fires north of Flagstaff dictated the route we should take. Due to the detour we arrived at the Wahweap Marina couple hours later than planned. We still have to pick up three paddle boards, take our 30 minute houseboat operating lesson, and hit the grocery store for four days worth of food, supplies, and alcohol. No joke. By the time we were settled, it was 6 PM. We decided to stay put in the marina and relax. Boys fished and paddleboarded while we barbecued on the upper deck and relaxed. We got a good night’s sleep and prepared to leave the marina. The night before Kevin gave us a great lesson on how to work our 60-foot houseboat. Not going to lie, there was a lot to learn. This morning, AJ piloted us out past the gas dock, was picked up by another marina employee, and we were on our way. While not necessarily our intention from the get-go, we immediately started to rely on Thatcher to run the boat. We opted to not head the 2 1/2 hours past the Glen Canyon Dam, but to stay a bit closer to the safety of the marina. We took a 30 minute cruise and found a secluded and protected cove. We had been taught to beach the houseboat in the safety of the Highwinds that are coming in a couple of days and also obviously far away from any rocks. We have a giant area completely to ourselves. We have spent the entire day paddle boarding, fishing, hiking, and relaxing. Super sketchy Wi-Fi but every once in a while it kicks in. we are constantly trying to be aware of Lake Powell’s ever receding water to make sure that we don’t get stuck on the beach. We dug 4 3-foot holes to bury four anchors and packed them with wet sand. We’ve been readjusting the slack in the lines and switching back-and-forth from the generator running and not, but other than that it’s pretty chill. A little bit nervous about our first night’s sleep and whether or not we will break free. Fingers crossed! Can’t say enough about this trip! Hopefully making memories to last a lifetime.

Cape Ann Whale Watch Opens This weekend!

It’s that time of year again! The local whale watches are opening and beginning to take trip reservations. Cape Ann Whale Watch opens their season this weekend on Saturday April 23 and I cannot wait to book my first trip of the season. These are some sample photos I have gotten in the past as these trips have usually been VERY successful with multiple sightings and expert guides. Hoping to see you out there soon!


Hi Joey! If you would please post this on your newsletter, we would be grateful! Thanks a million. Beth Lalik & Tom Flaherty


March with us to support Ukraine this Saturday, April 23 from 3:00 to 4:30pm! Our family wanted to do more for Ukraine and find a way for members of our community to have their voices heard. We will meet at the First Baptist Church in Rockport, proceed through Dock Square, up Main Street, then to Five Corners, left onto Broadway, and return to the First Baptist Church (about a mile walk). We will have a table set up outside the Church for donations. We will give all donations to the World Central Kitchen (which was bombed in Kharkiv last Saturday). We hope to see you on Saturday in support of Ukraine! Feel free to bring your own flags and banners. Kids of all ages are welcome! For questions (or to let us know you will be there!) please contact Tom at tflaher7@aol.com.