Al Bezanson submits-
This is a long piece but a thoughtful reflection for mariners and anyone else
Al Bezanson submits-
This is a long piece but a thoughtful reflection for mariners and anyone else
What was on your top ten playlist this past summer?
For a mini film project about Gloucester in which I am working (almost finished!) I have been immersed in summertime music. Here are a few of my favorites from this summer, in no particular order ~
Two from Daft Punk and they are”Get Lucky,”and “Lose Yourself to Dance” both featuring Niles Rodgers and Pharrell Williams. I love Pharrell Williams singing on both–he’s also featured on another favorite, “Blurred Lines.” After the controversy over the similarity between Robin Thicke’s summer hit and ” Your Precious Love,” and to honor Marvin Gaye, “Got To Give It Up,” along with “Your Precious Love,” were played often. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s “Same Love” is gorgeous and “Can’t Hold Us” is perfect for Greasy Pole footage . “Vacation” by the Go-Go’s and “Dreaming” by Blondie always make it onto my summertime playlists, as does IZ’s “Over the Rainbow.” I think “Stay” by Rihanna, featuring Mikky Ekko, is beautiful and so is “#Beautiful,” sung by Mariah Carey and Miguel. Two that make me cry but which also makes them especially perfect for the end of summer are “Summertime Sadness” and “Young and Beautiful” by Lana Del Rey.
I love this sweet song, “Daydreaming,” from the band Groenland, out of Montreal. Their first album was released in April of this year. About the title of their album, The Chase, the band writes, “The Chase is the pursuit of an ideal, the desire to be in constant evolution, our tendency to put ourselves in danger to understand what we’re made of. It’s also about taking risks, for our own self, alone, or with someone.”
I would be very interested to know what GMG readers are listening to. What were some of your favorite songs from the summer of 2013?
A few more pet selfies from our GMG readers. Thanks to everyone for sharing your Adorable Pet Selfies!!!
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The Fish on Fridays series is a collaboration between Gloucester photographers Kathy Chapman and Marty Luster. Look for various aspects of Gloucester’s centuries-old fishing industry highlighted here on Fridays.
Peter Parisi replaces rotten boards on his recent acquisition of the 42 foot stern trawler Francesca & Carlo at the Gloucester Marine Railways. He plans on launching her next week in search of whiting and herring.
Photos © Kathy Chapman 2013
The Manchester Essex Hornets varsity field hockey team defeated the Lynnfield Pioneers 5-3 at Coach Field In Manchester. Manchester Essex dominated play for most of the game though after cruising to a 3-1 first half lead Lynnfield was able to strike back within 1 goal to close the first half. The second half saw Manchester Essex again dominate the ball pushing the score up to 5-2 before Lynnfield could find the back of the net once more for the final score. Manchester Essex’s record is now 10-0-1 CAL while Lynnfield falls to 7-4-2
Mike Doyle has been compared to John Mayer, with the Noise Magazine proclaiming his “talent by the boatload,” and likening his live guitar skills to those of Keith Richards. Mike is one of those young musicians you want to watch over the next few years. See a short bio of Michael Thomas Doyle here and get tickets here. It won’t be long before you’ll have to pay over a hundred bucks for a crappy seat in a huge venue far away with expensive parking if you want to see him. Check out the video to see what we mean:
Robert Randolph Presents … The Slide Brothers — ONLY New England Appearance on November 2nd at Larcom Theatre.
“The Slide Brothers … tackle rock, funk and blues with a ferocity that will startle fans of Duane Allman, Derek Trucks and Muddy Waters.” —Guitar World
This will be an experience you won’t have a chance to repeat for a very long time! The best seats are going fast, so GET TICKETS NOW. Check out this video of The Slide Brothers covering the Allman Brothers’ hit “Don’t Keep Me Wonderin'”
Well, it’s not easy. But we’re here to help. Start with the complete live music lineup here (updated as we learn of new shows and schedule changes). Below are some highlights:
Remember Joan Osborne? “What if God were one of us?” Seems appropriate since Peter Higgs won the Nobel Prize in physics this week for predicting the God Particle that was discovered at CERN earlier this year. As of this post there are a few seats left — but not many, so if you want to go, CLICK HERE and get your seats now.
We would be remiss if we didn’t remind you that the man who holds the well-deserved title of Canada’s finest singer-songwriter, James Keelaghan is at Old Sloop with Tom Smith opening.
Once again, we recommend that you CLICK HERE to get your tickets today if you want to be assured of a seat.
There are over 20 live shows this weekend, so plenty to choose from if none of these strike your fancy. See the full lineup here.
How the holy heck are you? Still with the killing pace at the dock?
Say, I just posted on my FB page that I’m (finally) teaching hat-making classes at the shop. Yes, at the shop. Cozy, eh?
How do you feel about a GMG boost? Next 2-day workshop is Oct 19 & 20.
Do you wanna come learn how to make hats, btw? Always room for curious minds.
Hope you’re well, and that you had a fantastic summer – cuz it is gone, baby, gone. *sigh*
Best to you,
Check out Karen’s Scout Vintage Finds on Facebook here- Scout Vintage Finds Facebook Page
here’s an interview with scout from a couple years ago-
Linn Parisi Submits-
I thought GMG readers would appreciate this blast from the past seen today in The Yarmouth County (Nova Scotia) Vanguard newspaper. 45 years later: We’re still waiting. Think it will ever happen?!
45 YEARS AGO
The latest on a proposed second ferry service between Nova Scotia and New England was that Gloucester, Massachusetts, still might be the American destination for the new ferry, although Portsmouth, New Hampshire, seemed a likelier candidate, the Vanguard reported in its Oct. 9, 1968 edition. The Nova Scotia port for the service had yet to be announced officially, the paper said, but it looked like Yarmouth would get it, given the terminal facilities already in place here and the town’s location vis-à-vis the highways to the valley and south shore. The new ship was being built in Sweden.
Phil Scannell is looking for some info-
Last week we took a boat ride up the Annisquam and after passing Rust Island we spoke of and Island on our left as we header to Ipswich Bay with lots of small cottages and did not see anyone, one of our passengers said that there were no utility’s on that Island and you can only get there by boat – Is this Island called Pierce Island ? and what is the story and or history of it Thanks hope all is well .
and follow up-
I did find this a bit interesting on Pearce -Merchant-Durneys Island I spoke to Gene at Dory shop he told me originally he heard it was once owned by one Family and the Island was given to Pearce after the civil war by President Lincoln for something he had done. that’s as far as I have gone so far. Best
Sheila Hurst has some nice things to say-
Good Morning Joey: Thank you for every day making my day with Good Morning Gloucester.
P.S. I’m one of those dreaded “summer” people and miss Gloucester terribly when our family isn’t there.
THE CAPE ANN YMCA CELEBRATES NATIONAL
“LIGHTS ON AFTERSCHOOL” WITH A FLASH MOB
The 14th Annual National Rally for Afterschool Programs
Children, parents and community members will join together at a “Lights On Afterschool” flash mob event at the Cape Ann YMCA on October 17 at 4:15 to celebrate the achievements of afterschool students and draw attention to the need for more quality afterschool programs to serve the millions of children nationwide who are unsupervised and at risk each weekday afternoon.
To further spotlight the “Lights On Afterschool” initiative, kids and staff at Cape Ann YMCA afterschool programs at each Gloucester and Rockport elementary school will also show off their flash mob skills with dance moves to today’s hottest songs.
Cape Ann Executive Director Tim Flaherty said, “Lights On Afterschool celebrates the remarkable work being done by students who attend our afterschool programs and is a powerful reminder that afterschool programs keep children safe, inspire them to learn and relieve working parents of worries about how their children spend their afternoons.”
In every Gloucester and Rockport elementary school, the Cape Ann Y offers quality, affordable licensed care where kids learn values and skills taught by caring adults. There are also a variety of clubs that appeal to every kid’s interest: Block Buster Lego, drama, clay animation, No Cook Cooking, Fit Club, swimming, sports, reading club and many more. The programs run from the closing school bell until 6:00pm Monday through Friday and are open on holidays, school vacations and half days. The Y is the trusted choice for hundreds of Cape Ann families. Financial aid is available for those families in need. For more program information, contact Brian Flynn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Massachusetts, according to America After 3PM data released by the Afterschool Alliance in 2009, 18% of school-age children are in afterschool programs, while 26% are unsupervised in the afternoons and another 13% are in the care of brothers and sisters. According to the survey, the parents of 36% of children in the state who are not already in an afterschool program would enroll their children in one, if a program were available to them—an indication of the considerable unmet demand for afterschool programs in the state. For more survey results, visit www.afterschoolalliance.org/AA3PM.cfm.
Your $20 Donation to support the Meetinghouse
Green Iniatives is Appreciated, but not Required
Info @ http://www.GloucesterUU.org
Advance Ticket Registration: http://www.MaritimeGloucester.org
Please Join us for a Reception to follow in the Meetinghouse Vestry
downstairs, with Exhibits & Green Refreshments
Christine Leveilee submits-
Washington, DC trip fundraising Bake Sale
O’Maley 8th grade students held a bake sale at Market Basket in Gloucester on Saturday, October 5th. The community response was tremendous, and the bake sale was a great success. A second bake sale is planned for October 19th at the same location.
The Gloucester Education Foundation held its annual Celebration last Friday evening, October 5, at the North Shore Arts Association. We had a great turnout–about 170 friends and supporters showed up to celebrate GEF’s work on behalf of the Gloucester Public School District.
Since its beginning back in 2005, GEF has generated $2.7 million in support to benefit the District. On hand to speak to the crowd were GEF President Maggie Rosa; Dr. Richard Safier, Superintendent of the Gloucester Public School District; and Courtney Richardson, Director of Education at the Cape Ann Museum, who spoke about a new collaboration between GEF, the Museum and the schools.
Heidi Dallin was there with her drama students from Gloucester Stage, all of whom generously volunteered their time to help serve the guests. Two of them, Jordan Westling, who is a student at Gloucester High, and Talia DeWolfe, who is at the O’Maley Innovation Middle School, also took turns at the podium to address the audience about their experiences in GEF-funded programs.
Click pic below for slide show-
Hi Joey –
The PR for Gloucester team at Warner Communications has introduced a Gloucester business to the 700,000+ monthly readers of Parade.com – Rebecca Wallace and her Main Street business, The Well for Integrative Medicine, are featured in Resuscitate and Repair Your Summer-Parched Skin, Part 1! We’re delighted to see the inclusion of hyperlinks to The Well’s website – and especially the mention of their location in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
Best, Ariane Doud