George Krewson III Remembers The Patio

The Patio holds a long lasting memory for me.  My Dad purchased the Oceanside Hotel in 1931 and we spent the summers there for the next 14 years.  Although the hotel had a fine dining room with great menus. it was not uncommon for guests and Dad, Mom, and I to visit the Patio.  The shops around it were popular and shoppers would take time out from those visits to dine there.

In 2002 I traveled to Magnolia from my home here in Florida to make a long-sought tour of the many attractions.  The most memorable moments were enjoying lunch with a boyhood friend, Billy Melanson, at the Patio.  Billy has since passed on, but that visit with him at the Patio will emain in my memory.  We grew up in our early years totally enjoying Magnolia and its many attractions, including the Patio.

George Krewson III

194 S. E. Court

Lake City, FL 32025

Wedding dress out of recycled spinnaker

A dream comes true, this year I got lucky with 3 seamstresses who worked with me at Again and Again.
Beth Chianciola , Pam Lally and Regina  Loicano made a beautiful wedding dress all put of recycled spinnaker, also the flower girl dress and the flowers .
You can see it on Sunday at the SeArts Fashion Show at Cruise Port.

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Committee for the Arts: Special Lecture and Enjoy 3 More Days of Murals over Sails and Trails 2nd weekend

Hi Joey,

CITY HALL MURALS

On behalf of Mayor Carolyn A. Kirk and the City of Gloucester, the Committee for the Arts (CFTA) will be hosting three days of mural celebration this coming weekend at City Hall September 27-29th during Trails & Sails 2013.

*There’s a special lecture from conservator Peter Williams on Friday night, September 27, 2013, at 7PM, Kyrouz Auditorium, City Hall.

*Also stop in anytime from 1-3pm both Saturday and Sunday; City Hall will be open!  Special guest Susan Erony will offer a guided talk both Saturday and Sunday at 1:15PM.

Year round, when City Hall is open, make time to see these beautifully painted and detailed murals. We are fortunate to have such holdings and it’s so important to preserve this part of history. The Committee for the Arts expresses thanks to the City of Gloucester CPA funding, the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation, private donors, and individuals for their generous donations in response to the Committee’s ongoing effort to raise funds for the care and restoration of these murals. If you would like to join the effort to care for the irreplaceable City art– including the historic murals– and the work of the CFTA, contributions in support of our City art can me mailed to:
The Gloucester Fund
45 Middle Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
Be sure to put “Committee for the Arts” on the memo line of the check. Thank you Gloucester Fund!

Parsons Street Mural

Enjoy a self-guided walk upon James Owen Calderwood’s monumental ‘Fish Net 2013’ Parsons Street Mural. Send in your best “leaping” pictures!

Download a children’s coloring activity sheet for the Committee for the Arts to celebrate Trails & Sails and Downtown Block Party.

The CFTA is grateful that Mayor Kirk and the City continue to invest in our City’s Arts and Culture. Search Trails and Sails for all upcoming events: http://trailsandsails.org/ts/events.php

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Visiting Liv in Brooklyn: Gardens at the HighLine, Battery Park, and The Bosque

Liv Hauck ©Kim Smith 2013Snapshots from a recent trip to Brooklyn and NYC to visit my darling daughter Liv.

We had a wonderful time walking everywhere and dining out. Liv always takes me to the most fun restaurants with fabulously yummy food, and they are never too pricey; the prices are comparable to our favorite Gloucester restaurants.

Native Honeysuckle Lonicera sempervirens High Line NYC ©Kim Smith 2013 copyNative Honeysuckle for the Hummingbirds at the HighLine

For our HarborWalk Gardens, I had wanted to to see what’s in bloom at the HighLine gardens during the late summer and early fall, as well as what was blooming at Piet Oudolf’s designs for the Battery Gardens of Remembrance and The Bosque.

Harlequin Glorybower Clerodendrum trichotomum  ©Kim Smith 2013At the HighLine, we paused for some length at the stunning grove of Japanese Clerodendrum (Clerodendrum trichotomum); whose one of several common names befits it’s great beauty–Harlequin Glorybower Tree. The stop-dead-in-your-tracks-deliciously-fragrant blossoms float atop a canopy of  fluttering leaves. The blooms are similar looking to jasmine flowers, but are even more sweetly scented. A magnet for butterflies and hummingbirds, the tree blooms at a time of year when much of the rest of the garden is winding down. The glorious glorybower is on my wish list for next year and, as it is just barely hardy through zone 6, I’ll find a sheltered and protected spot in which to experiment.

The Bosque Spiral Fountain ©KIm Smith 2013The Spiral Fountain at The Bosque (Spanish for a “grove of trees”), with the Statue of Liberty in the background, Battery Park Park, New York City.

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A grove of Magnolia viginiana at the HighLine

2013 Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops start on Friday (9/27) Still time to register

2013/2014 Gloucester Stage
 Youth Acting Workshops
(YAW Program)
Acting Classes for Ages 6 – 18 years old

Six-Week Program begins on
Friday, September 27, 2013
Classes on Fridays and Saturdays
through November 2, 2013 

Children’s Class (ages 6-10):
     Fridays 4pm – 6pm, and Saturdays 2pm – 4pm

 Teen Class (ages 11 +):
Saturdays 12pm – 4 pm

 The YAW Program Director is award-winning actress and Gloucester native Heidi Dallin. Workshop topics include basic acting techniques, theatre games, improvisation, movement, vocal and physical expression, non-verbal communication, character study, storytelling, public speaking and confidence-building training.

Students will also prepare for the 2013 edition of the annual YAW holiday production, Holiday Delights in December.

  Special Guest Instructors for the Fall Session 2013 

Curriculum Include:

  • Sign Language Interpreter Kara Kelly Martin, teaching American Sign Language
  • Theatrical Yoga Instructor Daria Whittaker

Class size is limited and
Registration is on a first-come basis.
Tuition: $225 Per Student.

 To register, call Heidi Dallin at 978-283-6688
Visit http://gloucesterstage.com/youth_workshops.html for more information.

Tonight’s Music Lineup

TONIGHT, Thursday, September 26, 2013

7:00 pm

Deb Hardy, Andrew Geano, hristopher Mitchell, Mike O’Connell and Brian King
2 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-879-4622

FREE SHOW
Inge Berge 7:00 pm Listen to Inge Berge INGE BERGE

Singer Songwriter Shuffle hosted by Aurelia Nelson
2 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-879-4622

FREE SHOW
T Max 7:00 pm Listen to T Max T MAX

Singer Songwriter Shuffle hosted by Aurelia Nelson
2 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-879-4622

FREE SHOW
7:00 pm  OTHELLO

Othello by William Shakespeare, presented by National Theatre Live
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966

Phone: 978-546-7391

8:00 pm  CRAZY MOON

6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-758-1210

Dave Sag's Blues Party 8:30 pm DAVE SAG’S BLUES PARTY

with Crag and Shag, I.E. Chris ” Stovall” Brown, Steve Chaggaris
40 Railroad Ave, Gloucester, MA

Phone: 978-283-9732

FREE SHOW
9:00 pm  BRIAN FINES

Open Mic
11 Rogers St., Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: (978) 282-7399

FREE SHOW
DJ Vito 9:00 pm DJ VITO

“shake it thursdays”
25 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-0223

FREE SHOW

Fly Amero Music Productions presents… TOGETHER LIVE: JON BUTCHER & FLY AMERO Liu Performance Center – 8pm 37 Main Street, Rockport MA

Both Jon and Fly will be Introducing brand new material from their upcoming solo CD’s, and have been working great shows, becoming fast friends over the recent months.
Tickets are still available folks, but they’re going fast, fast, fast!

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From a magical blend of raw talent, natural chemistry, and compelling material comes
“Together Live,” a moving and entertaining evening of acoustic music not to be missed.

JON BUTCHER

Grammy-nominated Jon Butcher is one of a select handful of influential recording artists comprising the legendary Boston music scene. MTV videos and hit songs “Life Takes A Life,” “Wishes,” and “Holy War” comprise the underpinnings of a recording/touring career that continues today. Three critically acclaimed CD’s, Positively The BluesBarefoot Servants, andElectric Factory mark Jon’s enduring love affair with all things Americana…blues, jazz, Dixieland, folk, swing, Cajun, and more.


FLY AMERO

Certified Gold recording artist and journeyman Fly Amero embraces each and every audience with passion and intimacy. Currently touring as a member of the classic American pop group Orleans, Fly draws from a lifetime of rootsy Americana, folk, blues and jazz influences… and his well-seasoned acoustic guitar and vocal skills serve to deliver emotional original pieces like “Paint It Blue”, “I Am” and “I Don’t Know Where I End (and You Begin)” deep into the hearts of listeners everywhere.
Liu Performance Center – 8pm
37 Main Street, Rockport MA
Tickets: 978-546-7391, or… http://tickets.rockportmusic.org/single/SelectSeatingSYOS.aspx?p=1757&z=3&pt=2

 

 

Mile Marker is closing in on it’s last events and wanted to let you know the are having a Fallfest in the RVET tent on October 5th with Eric Wilson Band at Noon and Dan King on at 4pm! Blue grass and Roots music.

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Mile Marker One, The Bridge and Marshall’s Farm Stand Present fallfest 11am- 6pm October 5th, 2013

We really Just Want To Say Thanks for a Great season and having some more Fun on the River in the River View Event Tent! Free Admission, Free Raffle, Free Popcorn, Free Live Music, Free Parking,

Featuring Games, Food, Live Animals, Farmers Market, Market Vendors, Train Rides, Tarot Readings, Craft Beer Tastings, Blue Grass and Roots Music, Bouncy House and More!!

FREE RAFFLE on Entry! Includes a gift basket from Mile Marker One and Cape Ann Marina which includes a one night stay at the Cape Ann Marina Resort, a $50 gift certificate to Mile Marker One, a bottle of wine with glasses, and chocolates.

Participating Vendors include- Marshall’s Farmstand, Cape Ann Animal Aid, Glosta Joe’s Coffee, The Open Door, Tuck’s Candy & Gifts, Tiny Island Beach Glass, Harbor Cove Dental Hobby Life US, Ryan & Wood Distilleries, Jewels of Gloucester, Premier Imprints, Essex Birdshop & Pet Supply, Cape Ann Auction, Pauline’s Gifts, Sea Meadow Gifts & Gardens, Leslie Galacar

Mile Marker One Menu Food Selections Clam Chowder, Cheeseburgers, Honey BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Chili, Chili Dogs, Roasted Turkey Legs, Pumpkin Bread, Apple Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream

10th Annual Ravenswood Trail Race October 20th 9am

10th Annual Ravenswood Trail Race

October 20th 9am

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For race information go to the Team Gloucester web page

http://teamgloucester.com/

Applications are available at the Lone Gull and Palazola’s Sporting Goods also.
There is NO post registration and the race is capped at 175 runners.
Thanks
J D

Stage Fort Carved Up for Development

In this 1884 map, one of our gems, Stage Fort Park, has been sentenced to cookie cutter, suburban-type development. Fortunately, this never happened, and it's a public park which we can all enjoy. This weekend,  September 28th and 29th, Stage Fort will host the Grand Prix of Gloucester.   http://www.gpgloucester.com/:  Known nationally as “the New England Nationals” – unfolds at one of the most beautiful race venues in the country: wind-swept ocean side park. Winners are a veritable who’s who of cyclocross: Johnson, Vervecken, Trebon, Anthony, Powers, Bessette, Dunlap, Knapp and more. Gloucester is one of the oldest UCI races in North America and attracts hundreds of racers and thousands of spectators. I love it when I see small fuel efficient cars driving down Main Street with high tech bikes on roof racks. I know it's Cyclocross  time! They don't spend much, if anything, in my gallery. But they're really nice people, clearly have great jobs and pay checks, and that helps my fellow merchants. Let's count our blessings that the original settlement of 1623 belongs to all of us, and we can share.
In this 1884 map, one of our gems, Stage Fort Park, has been sentenced to cookie cutter, suburban-type development. Fortunately, this never happened, and it’s a public park which we can all enjoy. This weekend, September 28th and 29th, Stage Fort will host the Grand Prix of Gloucester.
http://www.gpgloucester.com/: Known nationally as “the New England Nationals” – unfolds at one of the most beautiful race venues in the country: wind-swept ocean side park. Winners are a veritable who’s who of cyclocross: Johnson, Vervecken, Trebon, Anthony, Powers, Bessette, Dunlap, Knapp and more. Gloucester is one of the oldest UCI races in North America and attracts hundreds of racers and thousands of spectators.
Me: I love it when I see small fuel efficient cars driving down Main Street with high tech bikes on roof racks. I know it’s Cyclocross time! They don’t spend much, if anything, in my gallery. But they’re really nice people, clearly have great jobs and pay checks, and that helps my fellow merchants. Let’s count our blessings that the original settlement of 1623 belongs to all of us, and we can share it.

Seal pup takes a nap

Hi Joey,
This seal pup chose to take a nap on our dock today. The kids were allowed to see it, but we kept our distance and let him rest. He looked pretty tired, and we saw him swimming in the seaweed in cove after he went back in the water… Good luck seal pup!

Enjoy!
~Bill O’Connor
North Shore Kid

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Community Stuff 9/26/13

Nature Connection Programs on Cape Ann

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Hi Joey,

I love good Morning Gloucester. 

I was wondering if you might have interest in posting a story about the nature connection programs Kestrel Educational Adventures has just unveiled. 

We’ve always worked with the Cape Ann public schools, getting all the kids out an connecting with their own landscapes.

By popular demand, we are now offering some original programs for individual kids. 

All our programs offer kids the opportunity to blend art, science, and authentic immersion in the natural world, without leaving Cape Ann. 

Our 8 week program for 4-7 year olds, “Being Animals” invites children to explore a place from the viewpoint of a different animal every week. They learn to walk like the animal, hunt for food and shelter, and interact with other wildlife. At the end of each day of the program, children create a story together about their experiences as animals. 

In “Lights, Camera, Nature,” a partnership with the Cape Ann Community Cinema, 8-12 year olds venture into Chebacco Woods with high- zoom cameras and film wildlife drama. Back in the studio, they create and edit short films that tell the story of a specific place. These films will be shown for the public on the big screen. 

In “Making Nature Maps,” 8-12 years will explore Magnolia Beach and Coolidge Reservation and create layered maps documenting their discoveries.

All the details on our website, located under the “Our Services” tab.

Thanks for offering a great service to Cape Ann!

Jessica Kagle
Founder/Program Director
Kestrel Educational Adventures

www.kestreleducation.org


GHS BOYS SOCCER TEAM KICK’N CANCER BENEFIT GAME

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The GHS Boys Soccer teams are playing on Friday, October 4th to benefit cancer.  The games will be at the New Balance Track and Field at Newell Stadium.
JV at 4:30pm
Varsity at 6pm
There will be a donation admission at the door for the Varsity game.  Cancer t-shirts will be available for $10.00.  All proceeds will benefit cancer patients and research.

Thank you very much

Jodi Bertolino


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