The Weir by Connor McPherson / Gloucester Stage Company

The Weir by Connor McPherson 

The play’s setting is in the late 1900’s rural Ireland, small pub in a windy seacoast village. 



Michael McNamara, Rory O’Conner, David McCaleb, Michael O’Leary and Kristen Searcy. 




 Stage Manager Light Board and Sound:     David Perrigo 

Staging, Set and Lighting Designer:       Susan Frey 

Lighting Designer/ Tech:        Brendan Marr 

Poster Art:             Coco Berman 

Logo Design:            Beth Bevins 

Web. Graphics:         David McCaleb, Beth Bevins 

Set Carpenters: 

Buddy Chapman, Ray Jenness, NickNeyeloff, Brendan Marr, Susan Frey 

Gorton Theater (Home of the Gloucester Stage Company) 

267 East Main Street

Shell Magnet Making Activity With The Plum Cove PTC

Kristin Michel

Follow up to the article you posted about the Spring Fling Craft Fair for Cherylann Parker –

The Plum Cove PTC will be working with people of all ages to create shell magnets.  We hope that everybody stops by to see us and make a magnet.  Cost of our activity is $1 per magnet.

Julie Geary’s Lamb Shank Video

Since Julie Geary has been in the catering business that her mother started out of their home in Magnolia she has learned many tricks and techniques for getting the most flavor from her food – and when she wants to the most bang for the buck. She loves to share that knowledge with people and does so here with this delicious recipe for cooking a lamb shank that is so tender the meat will fall off of the bone. The secret is to braise, cook in the proper liquids and slowly simmer on the stove or in the oven for a few hours. It is a good recipe for a long, cold, rainy afternoon. Watch her do it here.

Click Here To Watch Julie Geary of Classic Cooks Shows You How To Make Lamb Shank

March 20 fair to raise money for Cherylann Parker

By Terry Weber/Correspondent
Posted Mar 16, 2010 @ 12:55 PM
Last update Mar 17, 2010 @ 01:38 PM

Norm Graham of Gloucester, who designed this loon out of bass wood, is one of about 100 vendors taking part in the March 20 Spring Fling Fair at O’Maley Middle School to raise money for a wheelchair van for Cherylann Parker.

Gloucester —

Celebrate the arrival of spring on Saturday, March 20 by coming to the Spring Fling Fair, hosted by the O’Maley Middle School in Gloucester, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In part, the fair will raise money to equip and modify a wheelchair van for Cherylann Parker, a longtime Gloucester educator who was injured in a horseback riding incident last fall.
The fair is geared toward families, with fun for all ages.
The Easter Bunny will drop by for photos and kids can also participate in “hands-on” art tables including sand designing, making sea shell magnets, and planting seedlings. The interactive arts tables are sponsored by the Gloucester PTO’s. Face painting will be available from 1 to 4 p.m. and over 100 vendors from across Cape Ann and the North Shore will sell their arts and crafts.

“Off Into The Sunset” very slowly

The biggest of the two LNG Project Support Tugboats the Independence Leaves Gloucester Harbor at Sunset.

For More Tugboat stuff, go to: and

GHS Talent Show to be held March 18-19

The Gloucester High School Class of 2011 will host a fundraiser featuring talented GHS students during a Talent Show on Thursday, March 18 and Friday, March 19 at 7 p.m. at Gloucester High School.

Student tickets are $5 and adult tickets are $8, refreshments will be available.

For more information, contact Jennifer Kennedy at 978-281-5188.

Sandy Bay Solstice Submitted To The GMG Flickr Group Pool By Thomas Philbrook

Thomas Philbrook Writes-

This is the view from our deck above Front Beach in Rockport — stitched together from three shots. We get to watch Summer thunderstorms whip across Sandy Bay from west to east. This is one of those storms last year. I confess to adding the schooner on the right — but this is pretty much the way it looked. Cross my heart.

Sandy Bay Solstice, originally uploaded by Thomas Philbrook.

Fontana Family Preparing for St Joseph Feast

I found my way to Mrs Fontana’s home last night to watch her family continue the tradition of the Feast of St Joseph.  She is a very special lady, shared with me the  tradition, gave  me a bag of goodies to take home.

See brief video of the preperation.