Monthly Archives: March 2013

Muffy White’s Muff Riders Captain Tad Is Gunning For The Competition In This Year’s GMG/ Farm Bar and Grille Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tournament At Spindrift

There’s not much more that repulses me more than double denim but if I had to say there was something, it would be a hairy dude wearing a double denim cutoff denim shirt/denim speedo combination.

Makes me want to throw up a little bit in my mouth.

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That being said if you don’t think Muffy’s Muff Riders are bringing the heat, you’ve got another thing coming.

I hope to see you all there on March 16th to support your favorite Dodgeballers and or charity- Next Step.  An organization that makes life better for young adults afflicted with life threatening diseases.

 

These Team Uniforms make Brokeback Mountain Look Like A Rambo Movie

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Remember Camp Spindrift is available for your functions year round.  The perfect spot for a wedding or corporate team building function.

Paul Slifer has a book coming out this month with Schiffer Publishing. "A is for Anchor"

Hi Joey , our son tattoo artist,Paul Slifer has a book coming out this month with Schiffer Publishing. “A is for Anchor” is  child’s illustrated alphabet inspired by classic images from traditional tattoo design.The book combines Pauls love for classic folk tattoo art with his interest in kids books since becoming a Dad of our two terrific grandkids Esme and Sadie. The book is available on line from Amazon as well as from Schiffer books and will be in book stores soon. You may remember Pauls commemorative Ardelle launching painting in the same style a while ago. I hope all your tattoo enthusiasts here on GMG will like the book.

Best, Kathy Slifer

10 Ways To Celebrate Women’s History Month From Beth Pocock

Hi Joey,  Didn’t know if this would be appropriate for you but thought I’d try.  March is Women’s History Month and I compiled a list of 10 ways to celebrate.  Several different Cape Ann institutions are doing exhibits:  Cape Ann museum is doing exhibit of two of Cape Ann’s best women photographers; Library is doing displays and a panel discussion on local women who have started businesses.  All of these are listed on the 10 ways to celebrate.  I’ve attached 3 things: 1) the list of 10 ways to celebrate 2)a photograph from the Cape Ann Museum exhibit and 3) the national logo for Women’s History Month. 

Hope this is helpful.   Beth

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10 WAYS TO CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

1.    READ A BOOK ABOUT A WOMAN OF NOTE.
Find recommended titles on display at the Sawyer Free Library, online at our website* and on our Pinterest board    https://pinterest.com/sawyerlibrary/notable-massachusetts-women/  

2.    WATCH A MOVIE. 
From politics to suffragettes to the Virgin Queen, here’s a list of 10 movies you should check out. http://www.thegrindstone.com/2012/03/03/mentors/10

3.    INTERVIEW AN INFLUENTIAL WOMAN
Ask your mother, grandmother or great-grandmother what life was like for them in an earlier day.  Influential women don’t have to be famous

4.     VISIT THE SARGENT HOUSE MUSEUM
Judith Sargent Murray was an early  American advocate for women’s rights, an essayist, playwright and poet and grew up in this beautiful home (49 Middle St., Gloucester)  

5.    GIVE A BOOK TO YOUR FAVORITE YOUNG WOMAN
The American Library Association provides an annotated list of the best books to help young girls grow “smart, brave and proud”.  View the list online (http://www.libr.org/ftf/bloomer.html) or check out the display in the Children’s Library

6.    VISIT THE CAPE ANN MUSEUM
In honor or Women’s History Month, an exhibit of two of Cape Ann’s most influential women photographers will be on display throughout the month of March

7.    ENJOY A GREAT FEMALE SINGER
From opera to jazz, the list is unending!  SFL has one of the best CD collections in the area.  Come get some inspiration
 
8.    WALK THE BOSTON WOMEN’S HERITAGE TRAIL 
Everyone knows about Boston’s famous Freedom Trail, but few seem to know about the Women’s Heritage Trail.  Visit http://www.bwht.org for more information
 
9.    GET TO KNOW ONE OF THE 2013 HONOREES
The 18 women chosen are all extraordinary visionaries and role models in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics where women are still noticeably underrepresented. Get to know them at http://www.nwhp.org/whm/honorees2012.php

10.     ATTEND THE WOMEN’S BUSINESS PANEL DISCUSSION
The Library is sponsoring a panel discussion for women in business on Thursday, March 14 at 7 PM in the Friend
Room.  The panel will feature women who have successfully started/run local businesses. 

*ADDITIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHIES:
Women’s History Books:  http://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/to-read-womens-history
300 Women Who Changed the World:  http://www.britannica.com/women
National Women’s Hall of Fame:  http://www.greatwomen.org/
Interactive learning site on Women’s History   http://www.gale.cengage.com/free_resources/whm/index.htm

Cape Ann Artisans at 30 Reception – Part 1

In conjuction with the Cape Ann Artisans at 30 Exhibit, the Cape Ann Museum hosted an Opening Reception on Saturday.  Cape Ann residents will also recieve free admission on Saturday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for the duration of the exhibit.

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It’s a False Rumor

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Willow Rest is not closed!  I was talking with a neighbor in Annisquam a couple of days ago and mentioned that Melissa at Willow Rest is now carrying a large selection of my photo montage cards.  They were surprised because they believed Willow Rest was closed until May because of a sign they had seen on the building.  There is a sign, but it refers to the gas station at Willow Rest, which is closed until May due to lack of business during the winter.  Willow Rest was closed for the week of February 3-10 for vacation, but are open for regular business with their great breakfast and lunch selections, coffee, baked goods and fine grocery and produce items.  So go back to Willow Rest, and while you’re there, check out my photo montage cards, many of which have never yet been seen.

E.J. Lefavour

http://www.khanstudiointernational.com/galleryphotomontage2013.htm

Snapshots from Chelsea and the High Line

Chelsea Market ©Kim Smith 2013

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Liv and I had lots of fun shopping the flea market and shops at Chelsea Market the afternoon that I left.

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Adjacent to the market is an entrance to the High Line. Don’t you love the chaise idea? They are really comfy and relaxing.

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The architects of the High Line intentionally left little patches somewhat wild to show what the elevated rail looked like after years of disuse. The rail had reverted to a a native wildflower garden, which then became the inspiration for much of the park’s plantings!

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Enough!

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Kira -1 ©Kim Smith 2013We met leopard-wearing Fashionista Kira at the Blue Bottle Coffee shop on her way upstairs to a photo shoot at MILK Studios. She was showing us her ballet moves, which she does with her eyes closed. When we asked why, she said it is because she has not yet studied ballet, but dreams about someday becoming a ballerina, and that is why she has to dance with her eyes closed as she is only “dreaming.”

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Here’s My Dreamer

There is nothing like spending time with your daughter and I am so looking forward to our next visit. I hope it’s not too long a wait!

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