OSPREYS ANNIE AND SQUAM HAVE RETURNED TO THEIR LOSTALAND HOME!

If you’ve recently driven by Lobstaland you may have noticed a white head perched above the large stick nest, which is situated atop the manmade Osprey platform. Just as they have done the past three years, Annie and Squam have returned to their Lobstaland salt marsh nesting site.

Last year the young pair had their first successful breeding season and fledged one chick, appropriately named River (best names for Ospreys ever!)

Dave Rimmer, Greenbelt’s Director of Stewardship, shares that the webcams will be going in shortly, most likely next week 🙂

The nest is a little too far off for my camera’s range to take some beautiful photos nonetheless, it is joy to watch the pair foraging, flying, and nesting in the marsh.

Read More about Greenbelt’s Osprey Program Here

For more information about Essex Greenbelt’s Osprey Program, contact Dave Rimmer at dwr@ecga.org or 978-768-7241 X14. Or visit http://www.ecga.org and click on the Osprey Program page.

“Gloucester Town” – from the Wednesday “sing” at the Annie

Carlo Cicala played and sang “Gloucester Town” (his variation on a familiar song) last Wednesday evening at the “sing” at The Annie.  He was accompanied by Bob on the sax and Ernie on the guitar.  I had some camera trouble that cut off the first few seconds, but here is the rest:

Art at the Annie

If you haven’t made it over to the Annie yet to see the art on display, you still have time!   The exhibit will be open Saturday, Dec. 3, 3PM-7PM, and Thursday Dec. 8, 5PM-9PM.

I stopped by today, and it was well worth it.  There is quite a collection of beautiful art available for purchase, and artists are on hand for friendly chats about their artwork.

When I first got to Gloucester a few months ago, it took me a while to find "the Annie", not knowing to look for the "Blackburn Tavern"...
One of the two rooms in the exhibit
Artist Kerry Mullan with her beautiful "pets". She also has other sculptures and paintings on display. And she's a musician too...
Alice Garder paints these colorful images of Gloucester - and shares my interest in origami too! (she is folding a crane in this photo...)
Marion Hall stands by her marvelous watercolors
There was also live music!

Stop by if you can! Maybe you can pick up a nice piece of authentic Cape Ann art as a Christmas present for a friend.

Rockport Middle School Performs Annie This Weekend

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Rockport Middle School Performs Annie.  This weekend.

The cast of this year’s middle school musical, "Annie," has been hard

at work rehearsing every day after school since the first week of

school. Due to the large number of performers, there will be two

casts: one cast will handle the Thursday night and Saturday matinee

performances and the other will perform on Friday and Saturday nights.

Additionally, our crew members have begun work on our complex,

multi-level set.  Putting together this show has been a team effort

involving over 75 middle school students and several high school

student assistant directors, in addition to the support of teachers,

staff, and parents.

       Annie is sure to be a production you won’t soon forget, so don’t miss

out! Performances will be October 28 and 29 at 7:00 pm and on October

30 at 2:00 and 7:00 pm. There will be no performances on Sunday the

31st (Halloween). General Admission tickets are $10. Tickets for

students and seniors are $7. For more information, call the middle

school office at 978-546-1250.

Annisquam Villiage Players Present Annie- Captured By David Cox- Playing Now!

 

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What : Annisquam Village Players presents the musical ANNIE
When : August 10 through August 15, 2010
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday performances at 7:30pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday performances at 8:00pm
Where : Annisquam Village Hall
34 Leonard Street, off of Route 127 North
Annisquam, MA 01930
Ticket prices : $15 General Admission
$30 Reserved Seating, ordered only online at www.annisquamvillageplayers.org


General Admission tickets can be purchased at :
The Bookstore of Gloucester, 61 Main Street, Gloucester MA 978-281-1548
The Annisquam Exchange, 38 Leonard Street, Annisquam MA 978-281-0358
Lula’s Pantry, 79 Main Street, Rockport 978-546-0010
Sea Fair in Annisquam Village only on Saturday July 31st
and online at www.annisquamvillageplayers.org


The Annisquam Village Hall is air-conditioned and handicap accessible.
Refreshments available at intermission.

Annisquam Village Players presents the musical ANNIE

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What :   Annisquam Village Players presents the musical ANNIE
When :  August 10 through August 15, 2010
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday performances at 7:30pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday performances at 8:00pm
Where :  Annisquam Village Hall
34 Leonard Street, off of Route 127 North
Annisquam, MA 01930
Ticket prices :  $15 General Admission
$30 Reserved Seating, ordered only online at www.annisquamvillageplayers.org


General Admission tickets can be purchased at :
The Bookstore of Gloucester, 61 Main Street, Gloucester MA    978-281-1548
The Annisquam Exchange, 38 Leonard Street, Annisquam MA    978-281-0358
Lula’s Pantry, 79 Main Street, Rockport  978-546-0010
Sea Fair in Annisquam Village only on Saturday July 31st
and online at www.annisquamvillageplayers.org


The Annisquam Village Hall is air-conditioned and handicap accessible.
Refreshments available at intermission.

Go See- ANNIE, opening August 10 and running through August 15th

Hi Joey :

Jane Deering here, for the Annisquam Village Players.   Our summer musical this year is ANNIE, opening August 10 and running through August 15th.    Could you list the info below all the what/where/when/how.    Thanks, Joey!

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What :   Annisquam Village Players presents the musical ANNIE

When :  August 10 through August 15, 2010

    Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday performances at 7:30pm

    Friday, Saturday & Sunday performances at 8:00pm

Where :  Annisquam Village Hall

     34 Leonard Street, off of Route 127 North

     Annisquam, MA 01930

Ticket prices :  $15 General Admission

              $30 Reserved Seating, ordered only online at www.annisquamvillageplayers.org

General Admission tickets can be purchased at :

The Bookstore of Gloucester, 61 Main Street, Gloucester MA 978-281-1548

The Annisquam Exchange, 38 Leonard Street, Annisquam MA 978-281-0358

Lula’s Pantry, 79 Main Street, Rockport 978-546-0010

Sea Fair in Annisquam Village only on Saturday July 31st

and online at http://www.annisquamvillageplayers.org

The Annisquam Village Hall is air-conditioned and handicap accessible.

Refreshments available at intermission.

Annisquam Village Players audition for ANNIE

WHEN : Sunday May 30th starting at 6pm. (Callbacks on Monday May 31st.)

WHERE : Annisquam Village Hall on Leonard Street, Annisquam

WHAT TIME : Children to audition at 6pm; adults to audition at 7:30pm

AUDITION SONGS: Children (boys and girls) should prepare

“Tomorrow” and “It’s a Hard Knock Life.”

Adults (both men and women) should prepare “NYC” and “Easy Street.”

Cast to be announced during the week following auditions. Cast to gather for a read-thru

on Wednesday June 23; rehearsals to begin on June 28. Show opens on August 10 and

runs through August 15.

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The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow… In Annisquam.

You can bet your bottom dollar that this summer there’ll be fun. ANNIE is set in the

era of the Great Depression, which bears unfortunate but timely similarities to present

day events. But the show is far from depressing — it offers upbeat music and a fast-paced, humorous script with many zany characters.

There are numerous opportunities for children. There’s Annie and the girls from the orphanage,

the rapscallion boys of the hobo village, the “NYC” chorus including both boys and girls, and even as Sandy, the dog.

ANNIE has some of the best adult roles of the Broadway stage, starting with Miss Hannigan,

the mistress of the orphanage who everybody loves to hate, and whose song “Little Girls” is a

guaranteed scene-stealer. Miss Hannigan, her brother Rooster and his girlfriend Lily St. Regis,

soft-shoe to one of the best songs of the musical stage, “Easy Street.” And of course there is

bald Daddy Warbucks and his beautiful confident Grace Farrell. Politicians abound, starting

with FDR and members of his Cabinet. At the other end of the spectrum is the hobo village, replete with both savory and unsavory characters; there are the lovely Boylan Sisters, who croon a tune in long, slinky gowns, and the starlet who sings her way to fame in “NYC.”

Information : Contact Terry Sands at 978-283-7065  or sands_a@jud.state.ma.us

What’s happening around town…

From the Gloucester Daily Times Goings On-

‘Annie’ production

More than 40 third- and fourth-graders from Plum Cove
Elementary School will present “Annie” on at 7 p.m. Thursday and
Friday, April 2 and 3, in the school auditorium. Admission is $4, $3
for students and seniors, free for children under 4. All proceeds
benefit the Plum Cove Music and Drama Fund.

Cape Ann Forum

The next Cape Ann Forum will take place Sunday, April
5, 7 to 9 p.m., at City Hall, Dale Avenue. Retired U.S. Army Col.
Andrew Bacevich will discuss the implications of the global economic
crisis for the United States and the world. Bacevich, professor of
history and international relations at Boston University, is the author
of many books on international relations, including “The Limits to
American Power.” The program is free to the public. The 45-minute
program will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

Cape Ann Art Haven

Cape Ann Art Haven offers family studio time every
Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to bond with your
children through art. Cost is $10 for the first child, $5 for each
additional child. CAAH also offers classes for third- through
fifth-graders every Monday and Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 and 5:30 to 7
p.m. The class runs for one month and costs $60. CAAH also offers
classes for sixth- through eighth-graders every Tuesday and Thursday
from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. The class runs for one month and
costs $60. To sign up, call 978-283-3888 or visit
info@capeannarthaven.com. Walk-ins are welcome.