Monthly Archives: March 2013

Shrinkage For A Cause! Thanks To Jungle Silkscreening For The Awesome Job On The 2013 GMG/Farm Bar and Grille Bikini Speedo Dodgeball T Shirts

Dri-Fit Technical T-Shirts Made Possible By Jungle. for Our Dodgeball Competitors and Volunteers. They will be for sale on game day with all the money going to Next Step.

Check In On The Event Facebook Page For All The Details Here

T shirt design by Frankie Gwynn from the Farm and www.thirstygolf.com

T- Shirts Hot Off The Presses at Jungle Silkscreening

Front with the Logo

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Back- Shrinkage For A Cause

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Dodgeballers and Friends of Dodgeballers Don’t Forget to Come To The Farm Wednesday Night To Pick Up Your Dry- Fit Technical T-Shirts and Registrations Bring Your Uniforms for Approval and Get In The Harlem Shake Video we’ll be taping Wednesday night!

The event itself will be held at YMCA Camp Spindrift in West Gloucester. They have an ideal facility to accommodate this event as it grows. Parking will be at nearby Wingarsheek Beach and there will be a shuttle between the parking lot and Camp Spindrift.

On Wednesday, March 13th at 7pm there will be a COMPETITOR’S PRE-EVENT MEETING at the Farm Bar & Grille in Essex, MA (233 Western Ave). The purpose of this meeting will be to give the athletes their tshirts and wristbands, as well as go over the rules of play and verify athletes’ age and make sure swimwear is all legal. At least one person from each team should be present. The idea here is to make everything run smoothly on the day of the event.

The Farm Bar & Grille and Good Morning Gloucester together with YMCA Camp Spindrift present the 3rd annual outdoor bikini/speedo dodgeball tournament to benefit Next Step, a charity that provides aid to children and young adults with life threatening illnesses (www.nextstepnet.org)

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Peter Dorsey Does Joan of Arc

Joey,

I have been looking at some of the commemorative statues that there are around Gloucester. There’s art and history in so many places. One is a WWI memorial and is a large statue of Joan of Arc on a horse in Legion Square at the intersection of Washington and Middle streets. The imposing bronze statue, which was dedicated in 1921, is one and a quarter times life size, stands on top of a large carved granite base. There are bronze plaques on either side listing “The Sons of Gloucester Who Gave Their Lives in the Great World War” and decorative plaques at either end. Wrapping around the base is a granite bench; perhaps designed so people might sit there with friends and family, and reminisce. There are beach stones surrounding the monument, and set into the ground like cobblestones.

Designed by Anna Hyatt Huntington (1876-1973), her original Joan of Arc statue won an honorable mention at a Paris art show. There were four other Joan of Arc statues cast by her that were placed in either New York City, San Francisco, Quebec, Canada and Blois, France. Huntington was 34 when she made the original plaster statue in her family’s studio in 1910 which was near Annisquam. It has been reported that the horse was modeled after one of the East Gloucester Fire Station’s horses, and that “Joan” was actually Anna’s, niece who was sitting on a barrel.

For those who have never looked closely at this imposing statue and monument, I suggest they park, and carefully walk to the center of the square. It is truly an artistic masterpiece!

Peter Dorsey

Cape Ann Giclee is hosting a Good Morning Gloucester FOB art and photography show

Hi Joey,

Cape Ann Giclee is hosting a Good Morning Gloucester FOB art and photography show here at our studio/gallery March 29th – April 7th. We will be displaying and making available for sale the work we have printed for GMG FOBs notables such as founder of the blog Joey C, Kim Smith, Donna Ardizzoni, Thom Falzarano and others – full list to follow. We will be donating our 15% gallery commission to the Cape Ann Food Pantry. We will also have a friendly best in show competition and award the first, second and third place winners with Cape Ann Giclee gift certificates in the amounts of $100, $50 and $25 respectively. To kick this show off and give a good start we will host an opening party on March 29th from 5pm – 9 pm. We hope that people will join us to celebrate the work of the many talented FOBs we are lucky to have here on Cape Ann.

For FOBs who have not spoken to us about submitting work for the show please contact us or just come on by the studio.

Contact:

Cape Ann Giclee
20 Maplewood Ave
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-546-7070
info@capeanngiclee.com

Sista Felicia Does St. Joseph’s Day Pasta For The Gloucester Times Taste of The Times

From The Gloucester Daily Times-

When Felicia was growing up this special recipe was prepared by her Aunt “FeFe“, Vincie and Uncle Mike (Militello). Now she makes it herself and passes along the family’s recipe secrets. The main ingredients are cauliflower, fava beans, and the ferns on top of the anise bulbs. In fact, since the grocers and supermarkets typically throw away this part of the plant before even putting it on the shelf, Felicia goes around each year to remind them to avoid that for this special week of St. Joseph’s Day so that she and others can properly make the dish.

Her aunt and uncle FeFe and Vincie used to create an alter every St. Joseph’s Day and that became very big, so big that many people came each year to pay their respects and eat some of the special pasta dish. The pasta sauce was served over home made St. Joseph fettuccini pasta. What made this St. Joseph Pasta is that all the flower used to prepare the feast was blessed by a priest the day before St. Joseph day. It was done, in fact, at a very special mass in Aunt FeFe and Uncle Vincie’s home in front of her alter. You cannot get much more authentic than that.

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You can read my buddy Heather Atwood’s article about Felicia and St Joseph’s Traditions here-

Feast of St. Joseph fare celebrates workers
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