2022 St Peter’s Fiesta Schedule

Sunday, June 26
10:00 a.m.
Celebration of MASS OF ST. PETER
at St. Peter’s Park

12:00 noon
Procession following the Celebration of Outdoor Mass

3:00 p.m
Blessing of the Fleet… Stacy Boulevard.

4:45 p.m. 
Sports Events…at Pavilion Beach
Seine Boat Races & Greasy Pole Contest

7:15 p.m.
Awards Ceremony
Trophies awarded to winners of the Sports Events

8:30 p.m.
Musical Entertainment
St. Peter’s Park featuring

11:00 p.m.
Raffle Drawings and Closing Procession

St. Peter’s Fiesta Children’s Book  Nonna, what is St. Peter’s Fiesta” will be on sale at the Main Stage Altar throughout the Fiesta weekend. To purchase a copy before Fiesta, email http://www.stpetersfiesta.org

All proceeds benefit St. Peter’s Fiesta.

Save the Date: Next Year….

St. Peter’s Fiesta, June 21 – June 25, 2023

The Most Compassionate Life Coach In the Northeast- Marcy Plante

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music on Meetinghouse Green kicks off July 8, 2022

June 21, 2022
The seventh season of Music on Meetinghouse Green returns with a performance by the John Baboian Ensemble in a free Friday evening concert at the corner of Middle and Church Streets, July 8 at 6:00 p.m.
Free-will donations will support the concert’s featured local non-profit partner Pathways for Children. Pathways for Children nurtures children and supports families impacted by economic and social inequity through programs that educate, enrich, empower, and motivate. The evening’s food vendor is the Causeway.
The concert will feature the John Baboian Sextet with vocalist Sandi Bedrosian. Bedrosian is well known as a lead vocalist and director in a wide range of musical styles and has opened for some of today’s hottest stars. She has performed coast to coast and throughout Europe and her repertoire includes musical productions, theater, and opera.
Well known as an accomplished guitarist and composer in jazz and swing circles, John Baboian is equally at home in the classical, blues, rock, R&B, Latin, and world music traditions. He has performed all over the world and has shared the stage with a who’s who of music industry legends. His work has been featured on a number of popular television series and more than 20 recordings. As an educator for more than 40 years, Baboian has inspired and trained a generation of aspiring musicians. An audience favorite, Baboian and his ensemble, several of whom are fellow faculty members from the Berklee College of Music, have traditionally opened the Music on Meetinghouse Green series.
Now entering its seventh season, Music on Meetinghouse Green features nine free Friday evening concerts from July 8 to September 9. Performances are held on the Green and feature great music, favorite foods from local vendors, and a different North Shore non-profit organization featured each week through free-will donations from the audience. Concerts begin at 6:00 p.m. and conclude at 8:30 p.m. Some chairs will be provided and audience members are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. Picnic with delicious local food from our vendors or bring your own. Performances are handicapped accessible and parking on the Green is limited to persons with disabilities.
Founded in 2015, the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is dedicated to preserving the landmark building as a civic hub, entertainment venue, and community center. In addition to its work to preserve the historic 1806 Meetinghouse, GMF is currently raising funds to restore Meetinghouse Green. The GMF has received a $130,000 grant from the Community Preservation Act and a $2,000 grant from the Essex Heritage Partnership Grant Program towards a total project goal of $340,000. Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2023.
Thanks to our sponsors, many of whom have contributed since the series’ first year, all of the season’s expenses for musicians and logistics are fully paid making it possible for 100% of audience donations to go directly to our non-profit partners.
For more information, a full schedule of upcoming concerts and events, and to sign up for the GMF newsletter, visit http://www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org.

A Beautiful Noise with Neil Diamond

My brother got my mom tickets to see the premiere performance of “A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical” in Boston last night. The three of us went in and had dinner together and he let me take his ticket to accompany her to the event. Knowing that Neil Diamond had made an appearance at Fenway Park earlier this week, it was easy to assume he’d be at the musical’s opening night. The musical is on stage at the Emerson Colonial Theatre before heading to Broadway. So, when the crowd erupted in applause minutes before the show started, it was easy to guess why. Neil Diamond was taking his seat in a private box. He graciously waved and when the show ended the actors were sure to bow to him. At one point in the show the actor playing an older Neil Diamond was reflecting on the success in his career and paused visibly to nod to “the real Neil Diamond” as to say, “you’re amazing.” I’d be lying if I said I didn’t get the chills. I’ve been a Neil fan for a long time! Long story short, if you get a chance to see the show in either Boston or in New York, take it! It’s so good, so good, so good. (see what I did there)

A Lens With 9 Lives

When you are a caretaker for things that require tender care like children or camera lens, you aren’t supposed to have a “favorite”. Will you judge me too harshly if I say I have a favorite in my wide angle lens? It’s not the one I use the most but it is the one that most often seems to produce images that make me go “wow”. But it’s one that requires extra attention as it seems to be reckless in constantly escaping my camera bag and rolling off to find adventure and danger. Not long after I first got it, it jumped out of the car and rolled down the embankment by our driveway. It survived.

Recently I was on a photo tour and opened the cover to find shattered glass and my heart broke. But then I remembered the lens had extra protection in the form of a filter for just this kind of occasion. Whew, there was hope. Off to my favorite camera store Hunt’s in Melrose for some emergency care. They removed the shattered filter and replaced it. The lens is back in the rotation!! It has now survived 2 near-death experiences. How often is it that your “favorite” is the one that seems to require the most attention?!?!?

In this lens line up, Wide Angle seems to be standing proud along side the others despite being shattered. There’s a life lesson in there somewhere.

The line-up

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Summer BBQ Friday At Grand Banks

Cape Ann Home

Coming This Friday!

Summer BBQ’s are back! Join us for lunch next Friday,and get your weekend started off right!
We’ll have the usual hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and watermelon. Along with a special treat from the Whoopie Wagon! Don’t miss out!

Grand Banks

7 Crafts Road




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