Middle Street Walk Photos From E.J. Lefavour

I got today at Trinity Congregational (The Heavenly Bell Choir), Cape Ann Museum (Connie Richards Plum Cove Singers) and Art Haven (kids having a great time painting buoys). It was such a gorgeous day, and people seemed to be really enjoying themselves and the spring like reprieve from that bitter cold. Best, EJ

Loss of a Child Support Group At Addison Gilbert

Loss of a Child Support Group
Loss of a Child Support Group is available to parents who have experienced
the loss of a child at any age.  The group will meet at Addison Gilbert Hospital,
298 Washington Street, Gloucester, on Wednesday, December 15 at 6 p.m. in the
Longan Room (Washington Street entrance).  There is no fee, pre-registration is
requested by calling the facilitator Judi Dagle-Ernest at 978-879-9718.
In addition to parents, other adult family members (grandparents, aunts,
uncles) are welcome to attend.  At a future session, siblings will be invited
to attend.
The speaker at the December 15th meeting will be Nancy Sherman
from the Grief and Healing Center at the Kaplan House with Hospice
of the North Shore.

DECA Volunteers Needed

Volunteers needed for upcoming DECA competition!
December 16th (9a-2p) at the Crowne Plaza in Danvers

Be a judge or help with the event itself  — check students in, help the teacher keep things running smoothly, etc.

Judges evaluate students’ business knowledge. You evaluate students on their presentation of solutions to real-world business situations. This terrific one-time volunteer opportunity will allow you to experience some of the brightest teen minds and their understanding of business.  Judges are partnered with other judges to evaluate each role play.

What is DECA?

DECA is an association for marketing students, which is student-centered and whose program of leadership and personal development is designed specifically for students enrolled in marketing education classes. DECA is the only student organization operating in 50 states, the 4 U.S. Territories, Canada, Germany, and South Korea, which attracts individuals to productive careers in marketing, management and entrepreneurship.

Contact Ann Grassetti at Gloucester High School for more info:  agrassetti@gloucester.k12.ma.us

Deb Clarkes Art Show Opening Reception Sunday!


Debbie Clarke’s Art Show and Sale is now Open to the Public at the Random Arts Gallery on Lexington Ave. in Magnolia.

Debbie will also be having an opening Reception On 

Sunday December 12, 2010 between 5pm and 8pm

Drop in and say hello, share some cheer. (usual artist offerings: wine and cheese)

Artist in residence Sunday-Monday 1pm-5/6/7pm ish throughout December
For a private viewing or for more information call:  978-652-8273

You can check out more Photos of Debs Art that will be for sale by clicking the Link:   http://debbieclarke.blogspot.com/

Meet the cast of Holiday Delights – Video

The Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops proudly presents Holiday Delights from December 16 through December 19 at Gloucester Stage. Holiday Delights

.Conceived and directed by Heidi Dallin with music direction by Gloucester Public Schools’ Helen Greene, choreography by Windhover’s Carol Burnham, set design by Susan Frey, costume design Linda Stockman and lighting design by Brendan Marr.

December 16 through December 19 at
Gloucester Stage,
267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA.

Performance times are 7 pm on December 16, December 17 and December 18 and 3 pm on December 18 and December 19. Ticket prices are $15 for Adults; $12 for Senior Citizens, $8 for Students and $6 for Children under 12.

For tickets and further information, call 978-281-4433 or visit www.gloucesterstage.org

Enjoy meeting the cast and some music from Holiday Delights.

Did you know? Fitz Henry Lane

E.J. Lefavour writes-

Did you know?

That Fitz Henry Lane (born Nathaniel Rogers Lane, also known as Fitz Hugh Lane) (19 December 1804 – 14 August 1865) was one of the greatest American maritime painters of a style that would later be called Luminism, for its use of pervasive light. Fitz Henry Lane was born on December 19, 1804, in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Lane was christened Nathaniel Rogers Lane on March 17, 1805, and would remain known as such until he was 27. It was not until March 13, 1832 that the state of Massachusetts would officially grant Lane’s formal request (made in a letter dated December 26, 1831) to change his name from Nathaniel Rogers to Fitz Henry Lane. At the age of 2, he contracted polio, which left his legs paralyzed for life. Lane lived in his severe, granite gabled house, built in 1849, until he died in 1865. From the top-floor studio, he often painted the harbor at sunset. The Cape Ann Historical Museum in Gloucester has the world’s largest collection of Lane’s paintings, which you should definitely go see, if you haven’t yet.


E.J. Lefavour-Khan Studio