This was filmed by Tony’s lovely wife Abbie.
Alchemy Tapas & Bistro is Gloucester’s newest culinary patron of the arts. Building on his original vision of Alchemy as a “community living room” and a gathering place for cultural creatives, owner Mark McDonough was proud to formally cut the ribbon of “The Alchemy of Art” Gallery by hosting and showcasing the work of local artist Baraka Robin Berger. The ribbon cutting ceremony and the gallery’s official opening occurred in mid November and showcases Baraka’s artwork through the months of November and December.
“We envision doing this in partnership with the community and in such a way where both the artists and local organizations benefit. We are pleased to say we will be contributing our consignment fee of 10% of all art sales directly to the Gloucester Education Foundation. At the end of 2011 Alchemy will host an annual silent auction and party at Alchemy on behalf of the Gloucester Education Foundation with all proceeds directly benefiting the foundation. But don’t wait until then before coming by Alchemy to purchase that perfect gift of art for the holiday season!
In January “The Alchemy of Art” Gallery will showcase the work of the popular local artist Patti Sullivan. Patti’s opening will be at Alchemy on Wednesday January 12th at 5:30-7:30 pm. Eleven other local artists will be showcased throughout 2011. Each series will open the second Wednesday of the month and include an “Evening with the Artist” in which the new series will be personally introduced by the artist and patrons can enjoy an evening of live music, appetizers, and drinks while viewing the art and talking with the artist.
Alchemy would like to put out a Request for Artists and invite local artists who are interested in potentially showing their art at Alchemy to respond by December 15th by contacting Alchemy. Upon contacting us we will send out our “Guidelines for Consideration” package. Artists to be showcased in 2011 will be chosen by December 31st and will be contacted by Alchemy within the second week of January 2011. For more information please contact Matt Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on the GEF and its’ mission, go to their website at www.thinkthebest.org
It’s hard to get into the holiday spirit when I look out my back window and I see this:
…instead of this:
The time has come. Christmas is next week, and we need some snow around here. Let’s get this thing done.
We wanted to let you know about a community event coming up this Saturday. It’s a free screening of the 1988 Christmas movie I’ll be Home For Christmas.Film: I’ll be Home for Christmas
Saturday, December 18, 7:30PM
I’ll be Home for Christmas, set and filmed in Rockport, chronicles the experiences of a small town in December 1944. Two parents await the return of their sons in the army, and their riveter daughter, for Christmas. It has, says Hal Erickson, “The texture of a Normal Rockwell painting and the ambiance of William Saroyan’s Human Comedy.” Happy holidays from Rockport Music – Come celebrate the season with us at this free community screening!
Starring Hal Holbrook, Eva Marie Saint, Peter Gallagher and Courtney Cox. 100 minutes.
Free and open to the public. No tickets required and no advanced reservations.
Admission and seating are on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 7PM after the pageant!
Jason Stigliano, Rockport Music
Saturday is our big Holiday Bash with door prizes, (looking for folks wearing their tackiest, gaudiest, most horrendous holiday accessories),holiday songs around the piano bar, warm drinks and sweet treats and a special visitor later in the night…on Sunday is our family caroling with Joe on the piano from 5-8pm, fresh baked goods for dessert and Santa arrives at 6:30.
Hope you can join us!
Giuseppe’s Ristorante and Piano Bar
WHEN: Friday, December 17th from 9:30pm – 12:30am
WHERE: The Rhumb Line (40 Railroad Avenue, Gloucester)
MORE: 21+ / FREE
Having just been named ‘Female Vocalist of the Year’ at the 2010 Boston Music Awards last Sunday, Jenny Dee (and all of her Deelinquents) will be bringing it back to Gloucester for three sets at The Rhumb Line this Friday, December 17th starting at 9:30pm. It will be the Dees’ last show in Gloucester in 2010.
On New Year’s Eve, Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents will be performing at Symphony Hall in Boston (as part of First Night) opening for soul-legend Bettye LaVette.
If you grew up in a Sicilian or Italian household or ever went to one at this time of year you may remember having Pinulata.
This is an Italian holiday treat that you can make ahead and leave in serving dishes around your house. Felicia (Ciaramitaro) Mohan of Gloucester makes them, based on her grandmother Felicia’s recipe, as little bites of fried dough slathered in a honey-corn syrup mixture topped with bits of chocolate, toasted nuts and fresh cinnamon.
I apologise for posting a Christmas Video that includes a little Flatuence. I promise from the bottom of my Heart this will be the last before Christmas.
When we get to the single digit days before Christmas they will be more Serious, Sentimental, Joyous and Festive!
So enjoy the Last of the Gaseous Christmas videos.
“Cycle del Sol” is one of my images on exhibit at the Sawyer Free Library. The photo was taken several years ago in Magnolia. There was a tiny shop next to the pizza place and every time I passed it, the bicycle resting against the wall shouted out to be photographed. I complied and this was the result.
Bellou – Pet of the Week
My name is Bellou and I would like to invite you to
the Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 19th from
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Cape Ann Animal Aid, 260 Main Street in
Gloucester (CAAA). Please stop by and join us for refreshments!
I am a one-year-old male orange cat who is quiet, sweet
and affectionate. The CAAA is a non-profit shelter and
we appreciate donations to our Building Fund, but we also appreciate
gas cards for our van, postage stamps, large trash bags and of course toys for
shelter cats and dogs. I have to run, I keep hearing about someone
named Santa and I want to learn more!!
thanks To Tina Ketchopolos For The Pet Of The week Submissions
Did you know:
That this is a Photo-shopped photo of the blue gate on Main Street in Rockport, sent to all my Cape Ann neighbors as a special Christmas greeting. Hope everyone’s holidays are as special and wonderful as this time of year is meant to be.
E.J. Lefavour- Khan Studio
Hard Driving Andy “The Cowboy” McCloy comes correct with his blog of poetry with a distinctly local flavor.
When I think of Andy it’s hard not to think of the insane drunken nights spent with the Kaloust boys. But once you read his poetry you’ll see that Andy is a serious poet. When did that happen?
SLICE!!!!! YOU RUINED MY SHIRT!!!!!!!!