Double Rainbow from Good Harbor Beach 6/23/2012 7:55pm.
Double Rainbow from Good Harbor Beach 6/23/2012 7:55pm.
Dory Races – USA/Canada
USA won 3, Canada won 2 I thought someone would have posted these. I have been busy all day. Here is what I wrote as I took times at the finish. I was busy and not paying attention to spelling or anything.
mixed Canada – Rob and Nicole Hulbert (That was Nicole Jones, married now has 4 month old baby!) 6:44:32 USA – Jimmy and Laurel T 6:44:84 half a second behind. Nicole won it at the turn and Jimmy T could not quite make it up on the way home.
Juniors USA – Randy and LJ 6:37 Canada – Justin and Stefan Nickerson 6:47
Women Canada – Gail Atkinson and Pathane Verbugh 6:41 USA – Denise and Edie 7:19
Masters USA – Lennie B and Jay P 6:30 Canada – Joel George and David Croft 6:47
Open (one mile course, the big one) USA – Mick Cote and John Swift 10:12 Canada – Jeff Ellis and Mathias McCellan 10:45
The Owl and The Pussycat were groundbreakers – now it is up to us to ensure that freedom from interspecies relationship discrimination is guaranteed for all. Think how sad it would if the world didn’t have hummingbunnybirds.
My Kickstarter book project “Tales of Bong Tree Island” is moving forward, but can use your help. I hope you will help back this fun, informative and socially relevant project at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1997277714/martines-owlpuss-interviews-and-tales-of-bong-tree, at whatever level you can. Rewards are available for pledges starting at $7. You can see a preview of the book now on Blurb at http://www.blurb.com/books/3341413
Those of you who have already pledged, thank you so much. Those who have pledged $50 or more have already been added to the Acknowledgements page!
Please pass on to friends you think might like and back the project. I, Martine Bates and all the inhabitants of Bong Tree Island thank you.
Last summer the Ciaramitaro girls stopped by our garden to see a newly emerged Monarch butterfly. After releasing the butterfly, Eloise wanted to learn more about the Monarchs, and butterflies in general. This year she remembered from their visit the previous year that the Monarch caterpillar food plant is milkweed. Eloise, who I am convinced is a budding naturalist and artist, is an avid gardener (just ask her about her vegetable patch!), so I promised her milkweed plants. We scouted out a sunny a corner of the family’s yard and, after mom Jill helped dig up the sod, we planted a petite butterfly garden, with Common Milkweed for the Monarchs, parsley and fennel for the Black Swallowtails, and marigolds to attract the nectaring insects. We’re looking forward to their first butterfly sightings!
Peter Chianca, of Gatehouse Media published an excellent interview with Chris Isaak (read it here). Drummers: pay attention to what Chris says on page 2, and all of you who care what stars wear on stage will want to know how much his mirrored suit weighs (page 3).
You can see Chris Isaak live at North Shore Music Theatre on Thursday, with the Chelsea Berry Band opening. All seats are good seats and there are still some seats left (and a few VIP packages). Get tickets here.
Tomorrow Morning, Aurelia Nelson interviews Aaron Neville on her show Curtain Up at 9am on Northshore 104.9 FM. If you’re not near a radio, you can listen live on your computer or iPhone (get the free iPhone app here)
Aurelia and Aaron talk about his music legacy in pop, rock, soul, R&B and his new project with Keith Richards. Plus you’ll get an idea of the music we’ll here next Saturday at North Shore Music Theatre. Good seats are still available for this show (and a few VIP packages). Henri Smith opens with an all-star band. Get tickets here.
Who did the Boston Globe pick for the best music north of Boston tonight? Our own KBMG at the Old Sloop Coffee House. Just in case you’re not sure this is the show for you, watch the video above. Nothing more to say.
The KBMG show will sell out, so for those of you don’t make it in time, there are over a dozen other good choices for live music. See the full live music lineup here.
USA Crew: Jimmy and Laurel Tarantino
Get Your Gay On Baby!
More than 80 nonprofits, local businesses, faith groups, and community organizations are set to participate in the first annual North Shore Pride Parade and Festival taking place Saturday, June 30 in Salem, MA. All are welcome to attend this day-long event celebrating unity in the community.
“I’m so pleased to see the level of support for this initial North Shore Pride event,” said Board President Hope Watt-Bucci. “We envisioned this as a celebration for the entire North Shore community – lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and straight allies, individuals and families – and that’s exactly what it’s shaping up to be. June 30th is going to be a terrific day – I hope everyone will join us.”
Local news anchor and longtime LGBT activist Randy Price is the Grand Marshal of the Parade, which kicks off on New Derby Street at 12 noon from the Salem Post office on Washington Street. Other special guests include openly gay Boston sportswriter Steve Buckley, Salem Mayor Kimberly Driscoll, and members of the North Shore Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth (NAGLY), who will receive the first annual North Shore Pride Community Award.
North Shore Pride, Inc., an all-volunteer organization, is planning the day-long event to bring together and celebrate the LGBT community from across the North Shore region.
North Shore Pride, Inc, wishes to thank our major sponsor, Eastern Bank, whose instrumental support allowed this event to occur. In addition,North Shore Pride, Inc., wishes to thank North Shore Music Theatre, Lucas Noble Financial, Met Life and Spirit Magazine for their sponsorship. North Shore Pride, Inc. is very grateful for the support of these sponsors who have truly embraced our mission of “Unity in Our Community”.
North Shore Pride Parade and Festival
Saturday, June 30, 2012
10 a.m. Interfaith prayer service on the Salem Common
12 p.m. Parade kicks off on New Derby in front of the Salem Post Office
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Parade Festival on the Salem Common
5:30 p.m. – After Party at the Hawthorne Hotel (free admission, cash bar)