Monthly Archives: May 2012

International Dory Race Boat Launch This Sunday


Erik Dombrowski writes-

We will be meeting this Sunday, May 20th at 9:30 AM at Eastern Ave. Self Storage to launch the freshly fixed and painted Race Dories in preparation for the upcoming eliminations.  Anyone who has a trailer available is asked to bring it along.  4 race dories will be launched and 2 practice dories will be pulled that morning, but with a little help it should only take an hour or two.  Please respond if you can help and if you have a trailer available.

And, a big thank you to all who supported our 60th Anniversary fund raiser last weekend.  Many bought tickets making the night a success.  And some even came and enjoyed the festivities.

Lastly, a reminder that this Saturday is the Essex River Race.  Anyone looking to use a dory should email the board for approval before taking one from the town landing.  And, eliminations are June 9th so get a partner and get rowing!

See you Sunday,


Cameron Johnson Goes Freakin’ Fast

Caught Cameron Johnson of Rockport windsurfing before work Thursday morning, and he was screaming across the outer harbor.  He was moving so fast, I was certain he would crash and ruin his board running up over Niles Beach, but he had amazing control and could turn that thing on a dime and head back out across the outer harbor like a flash.   That had to be an invigorating way to start the day.

E.J. Lefavour

Le Gamin

Dining al fresco at le Gamin

We had a very successful move and my daughter Liv is loving her new apartment. See her blog Boston to Brooklyn for several photos. For a lovely belated Mother’s Day treat, she took me to one of her favorite restaurants in Brooklyn, a sweet and authentic French cafe, Le Gamin. The charming patio was open, despite the soft evening mist, and we dined in the garden under the arbor. On Monday nights they serve exquisitely fresh and sweet, all-you-can-eat mussels, poached in Chardonnay and fresh herbs, along with a glass of wine, along with absolutely the most perfect fries; crisp outer skin, tender and hot inside–and all for only $20.00!!  Liv and I shared the mussels and salade Niçoise and it was ablsoltuely perfect. She had her favorite mousse au chocolat and I had the most divine crème brûlée  ever tasted. I am so taken with Robert Ardor’s recipes, I’ve just this moment ordered his cookbook, in its third printing, Joie de Vivre: Simple French Style for Everyday Living.

Brooklyn balcony above Le Gamin garden, with fresh herbs. Cleverly, the dweller of this flat has draped a bag of soil over the balcony’s edge, reinforced the slashes with industrial tape, and planted four different herbs; with what looks like oregano, thyme, parsley and dill. I am reminded of the beautiful story A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

Another Save The Date for an Event You Don’t Want to Miss

August 11 from 11 to 7 (lucky dates and times) Stage Fort Park.  Top blues artists in Gloucester.  Save $12 by getting tickets NOW (get them on-line here)

Sponsored by North Shore 104.9Cape Ann Brewing Co, Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce & gimmeLIVE Summer Concert Series.

It’s a beautiful day.  Perfect night to follow.  10 venues with music on Cape Ann starting at 6pm.  How do you choose?  Well, go to lots of them.  We’ll be at the Berklee Tribute to Herb Pomeroy @ Fuller School to support the Berklee/Gloucester Scholarship Fund.

See the full Cape Ann Music lineup here.

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