Oceanside Hotel at Magnolia Postcard From George Krewson III

Hi Joey,

Attached is picture of a 1910 postcard, I just purchased on-line through E-bay, of the Oceanside Hotel at Magnolia.  Interesting to know that construction was started in 1878 and the hotel was destroyed by fire in 1958.  My Dad, George Krewson Jr. purchased it in 1931 and sold it in 1945.  For this aging guy those truely were the “good old days.”

George Krewson III

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Great News TUQUI Has Been Adopted After 142 days At Cape Ann Animal Aid

I always say Don’t Buy- Adopt Your Next Pet!  So Psyched!!!

Our girl Alicia Pensarosa has been posting the Pet of the week on GMG for the past year and it looks like this one has a really happy ending!

Here’s a link to Cape Ann Animal Aid

CLICK TO SEE OUR AVAILABLE ANIMALS…

Here was the post Alicia put up not long ago-

Tuqui

Hello!  My name is Tuqui, I am a happy and outgoing girl.  I love spending time with people and going for walks. I think I am part retriever and Boxer.  As an adult rescue, I am looking for a home with more of an adult slant, like one with children heading into their teens.  I am a large dog and I weight about 55 pounds.  I am at the Cape Ann Animal Aid, located at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter in Gloucester. Check our website at:CapeAnnAnimalAid.com

Do you know we have a “Wish List” and some of the items on it are:

Wet food for cats and dogs, Stainless steel cat litter pans, Stainless steel & ceramic pet dishes Cat cleaning wipes, ‘Like new’ towels and blankets, durable plastic dog toys, rope toys, paper towels bleach, garbage bags (all sizes) and dishwasher tabs and soap are just a few of the items we need.

My only item on my own ”Wish List” is a family to love me just like my Cape Ann Animal Aid family does!

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Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown: Sicily

131007193348-ab-anthony-bourdain-parts-unknown-sicily-1-00000912-story-tabletLooking forward to Sunday night’s episode of CNN’s Anthony Bourdain Pars Unknown: Sicily, which airs at 9:00pm–especially the part where he adopts a Sicilian granny!

131007201622-ab-anthony-bourdain-parts-unknown-sicily-3-00002417-story-bodyCan I Please be hired to work on the camera crew of this extraordinary show? Anthony Bourdain, amazing; cinematography, doubly amazing.

Notes from Halibut Point

Check out Martin Ray’s thoughtful and beautifully written new blog “Notes from Halibut Point.” Thank you Mac for sharing about Martin’s writing!

Martin, my only comment is, how do we subscribe?

Excerpt from Martin’s first post:

Greetings far, wide, and especially locally, as this is a limitless local adventure.
Discovery requires reporting. Reporting demands discovery. Such an energy spiral propels the toddler and the scientist to share his novelties. I am an aspiring investigator, bent on extending my curiosity in partnership with you.
I anticipate discoveries of things that are and things that might be, relative to Halibut Point, a jutting in the Massachusetts coast near my Gloucester home. These will be things of the past, present and future, known tangibly or otherwise.
From Halibut Point you can look north to Mount Agamenticus in Maine or west to the unusual spectacle of ocean sunsets over the East Coast. Many visitors bring optical scopes to bring distant sights closer. Being on the tip of the continent, on the edge of rock and sky, it also nudges introspection as when the optical device is reversed to make close things tiny.
Halibut Point is actually across the Town Line in Rockport. Much of it is now a State Park or held by The Trustees of Reservations, which means that you too can walk there to savor interesting encounters, internal or external. It is an uncommonly stimulating place.
Though our acquaintance has been long I formed this declaration of investigation just a year ago. I wanted to give compass to my retirement from the profession of landscape gardener. These researches would be purposeful, outdoorsy, an easy ride on the bike I didn’t own yet. I would be able to enjoy Nature without having to offer improvements or other types of intervention. I imagined pursuing an inventory of all its features, animal, mineral and vegetable. Continue reading “Notes from Halibut Point”

Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show Today and Tomorrow

Annisquam acf preview party 2013

A few shots from last night’s insanely well attended preview party for the Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show.  Show is open to the public today and tomorrow from 10:00-5:00.  Well worth checking out, and a fun reason to visit Annisquam.  36 Leonard Street at the Village Hall.  Admission is free.

E.J. Lefavour

Grand Finale Mug Up at Khan Studio and the GMG Gallery on Rocky Neck Sunday Morning!

Although I’m sure there will be other Mug Ups scheduled over the winter, this will be the Grand Finale Last Hurrah Mug Up at Khan Studio and the GMG Gallery on Rocky Neck for the season.  77 Rocky Neck Ave. Gallery 3 – Sunday, 10/13 9:30am.  The coffee will be hot and the eggs deviled.  To those of you who have said: “I’ve always to go to a Mug Up at your gallery”, this is your last chance.  Come for some Sunday morning GMG fun and cameraderie.  Bring along something to share.

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VIDEO: Schooner Adventure Sails Again

Cape Ann TV’s Lisa Smith sent this video by Josef Hnulik, filmed aboard Schooner Adventure during this year’s Schooner Festival  featuring Daisy Nell & Captain Stan on the soundtrack.

Come aboard the Schooner Adventure for a sail in Gloucester Schooner Festival’s Mayor’s Race. It is the Adventure’s first race after she underwent a restoration project lasting two decades. The crew is proud of this historic fishing vessel, as they are the ones who restored her to her former grandeur.

Backyard Growers is in the home stretch to win $10,000 for Gloucester’s school gardens!

Hi Joey! One more posting would be awesome! 

Backyard Growers is in the home stretch to win $10,000 for Gloucester’s school gardens! Please vote once a day until Tuesday, 10/15! And thanks! VOTE HERE = http://goo.gl/CKY3Nk

Here are a couple short youtube videos for your amusement and in thanks for your continued support! We have put rolly pollies on the payroll! And my kid is as sick of me as you are! (No rolly pollies or small children were harmed in the filming of these videos)

Rolly Polly wants you to vote

Sick of school gardens

Joan Osborne Acoustic Duo performance featuring Keith Cotton in Rockport, MA. Shalin Liu Performance Center ~ Two standing ovations..Opening act John Colvert 10.11.2013

Joan Osborne & Keith Cotton ~ Acoustic Duo

John Colvert

note to self…take notes.

Happy Astronomy Day!

From Earth & Sky;

“Astronomy Day takes place on October 12, 2013. The photo at the top of this post is facing eastward before dawn this morning, on this Astronomy Day.  The bright object above the tree is Jupiter.  You can also see the constellation Orion at the lower right of this photo, which is by EarthSky Facebook friend Stacy Oliver Bryant.  Thanks, Stacy!  On this special day, astronomy enthusiasts reach out to the public to share the wonders of the universe.  Follow the links below to learn about some night sky objects and events you can see on or around this Astronomy Day, October 12, 2013.”

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Marine Halloween at Maritime Gloucester

Register here: https://maritimegloucester.org/orders/register2.php?id=47
Discover the spooky side of Gloucester’s marine life! During this family-friendly educational program, we’ll be offering monstrous art projects and a chance to meet some live local sea creatures. Learn about scary deep sea creatures and the giant marine life of the distant past as we create a Sea Monster Chalk Mural. Paint a 20-foot long wooden sea serpent and discover the legend of the Gloucester Sea Serpent, said to have visited Gloucester Harbor in 1817. During our Creature Feature, children will get a chance to touch or hold exciting sea life, such as spider crabs, sea stars, and lobsters, as they learn amazing facts about these animals. The event will be hosted in our newly renovated Marine Science Classroom, which now features a giant squid mural and a vast collection of shells and skeletons of the sea!

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She Could Be My Daughter

It doesn't happen every day, that someone you connect with returns for a second visit. Duane and Sandy from MI from yesterday's story returned, and as we were speaking Diana Long came in. As we talked, Sandy turned to Diana and said: "You look like the daughter I never had." Wow, you decide.
It doesn’t happen every day, that someone you connect to returns for a second visit. Duane and Sandy from MI from yesterday’s story returned, and as we were speaking Diana Long came in. As we talked, Sandy turned to Diana and said: “You look like the daughter I never had.” Wow, you decide.
Shortly thereafter, Sandy left the gallery soon and returned with a gift for Diana, a huge silver cuff. They had just met minutes before in my gallery and I am speechless. Neither of these women will forget this for the rest of their lives, and neither will I.
Shortly thereafter, Sandy left the gallery soon and returned with a gift for Diana, a huge silver cuff. They had just met minutes before in my gallery and I am speechless. Neither of these women will forget this for the rest of their lives, and neither will I.
I'll also never forget these folks. Duane is made of solid granite, which you can feel if you pat him on the back. He needs the cane, but I'll be his cane any time. His combat incident resulted in 3 fatalities, but he survived.  He's a 25% Chippowa American Indian, whose tribe has a reservation at Red Lake  MN.
I’ll also never forget these folks. Duane is made of solid granite, which you can feel if you pat him on the back. He needs the cane, but I’ll be his cane any time.
His combat incident resulted in 3 fatalities, but he survived. He’s a 25% Chippowa American Indian, whose tribe has a reservation at Red Lake MN.
So just to wrap this up, here is Duane in basic training in '69 at Fort Knox, TN. He's standing next to a 114 amphibious personnel carrier. His Chippawa name is " Wind in His Tail." I wish Duane and Sandy a fair wind, and smooth sailing. After being here for one day, they said to me: "I think we could live here." I sincerely hope so.
So just to wrap this up, here is Duane in basic training in ’69 at Fort Knox, TN. He’s standing next to a 114 amphibious personnel carrier. His Chippawa name is ” Wind in His Tail.” I wish Duane and Sandy a fair wind, and smooth sailing. After being here for one day, they said to me: “I think we could live here.” I sincerely hope so.

Community Photos 10/12/13

Out walking downtown today from Janet Rice

Hi Joey-

While out walking today I was struck by the beauty of the Sage Floral Studio store front. People should check out their new location at 274 Main Street, Gloucester for unique gifts and flower arrangements. As you can see by my photos, the shop is gorgeous inside and out!

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Sinful Gloucester From Anthony Marks

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Imagination Station transforms popsicle sticks in artwork to support SAILS!
When the upcoming 5th graders visited O’Maley last spring to learn about the SAILS program, which promotes building a respectful community through Service, Acceptance, Integrity, Leadership and Success, they each wrote their name on a colorful popsicle stick. This fall, the students in the Imagination Station classroom took the popsicle sticks and turned them into a work of art to support the SAILS initiative. The colorful mosaic mural is on display in the commons at O’Maley. Inspiration through Art!

Popsicle Stick Lighthouse


This is the ghs varsity soccer team on Friday, 10/4 at their cancer benefit game. They won their game and they wore pink shirts for two team moms with breast cancer and wore teal arm bands for me…I was recently diagnosed with a rare ovarian cancer.. I was very touched. My son, third from right, bottom row, Treigh Worell, is the goalie.

Thank you

Wendy Worell

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Community Stuff 10/12/13

 

2013 CAYB Tryouts


Hi Joey,
I wanted to let you know of a project that is happening in Manchester.  Thom Smoker has been my son’s voice teacher and he has also done work with area schools.  They are trying to raise $10,000 to get their business off the ground at Manchester Athletic Club.  I have attached their fundraising website for you to view and to possibly put on your blog.  Thank you.  I always enjoy reading Good Morning Gloucester and find so many interesting events and information.
Patti Gillis
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/soulcovecfa/jumpstart-soulcove-center-for-the-arts


Ken Chen & Janaka Stucky

Gloucester Writers Center Poetry Salon

On October 25, 2013 at 7:30 pm the GWC will present poets Ken Chen and Janaka Stucky reading from their work at 126 East Main Street, Gloucester.

Ken Chen‘s debut poetry collection, Juvenilia, won the 2009 Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. His work has been published or recognized in Best American Essays 2006, Best American Essays 2007, and the Boston Review of Books. He is the executive director of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Janaka Stucky is the Publisher of Black Ocean, as well as the annual poetry journal, Handsome. He is also the author of The World Will Deny It For You and Your Name Is The Only Freedom. His poems have appeared in such journals as Denver Quarterly, Fence and North American Review, and his articles have appeared online at The Huffington Post and The Poetry Foundation. He lives in Boston.

Our quarterly Poetry Salon is hosted by poet Kate Colby, and brings a diverse selection of practicing poets from Boston, New York and beyond to local writers and listeners.


Foosball Tourney Sunday October 20th!

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Hi Joey,

In addition to being a stop on the Cape Ann Artisans Tour this weekend, The Sarah Elizabeth Shop is having a 30% off T shirts sale. All of our T shirts are 100% cotton American Apparel brand and printed with historic block prints from the shop and made in the U.S.A. The one that Katharine is wearing is “Motif #1” from 1974, by Sarah Elizabeth Holloran, a former Folly Cove Designer. They are normally $24 and  are now $16.50. Get them while they last! Once they are gone, I won’t be carrying them anymore and where else are you going to find such authentic designs on T shirts made locally that celebrate what’s excellent about Cape Ann? The places are getting fewer and further between.

Thanks very much!

Julia Garrison owner and operator -The Sarah Elizabeth Shop

5 Whistle Stop Mall Rockport, MA (978)546-1037

July T Shirt sale


RESTAURANT MANAGERS/CATERS   –   YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO MISS THIS!!!!

SMOKIN’ JIM’S BAR-B-Q  IS HOLDING A 3-DAY TENT SALE OF RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT!!!

5 Cunningham Rd., Gloucester (2nd left off Washington  St. towards Addison Gilbert Hospital

      SATURDAY   SUNDAY     MONDAY       Oct. 12, 13, 14               9:am to 4:pm

Double Well Soup Warmer,    Heavy Stainless Hotel Pans – all sizes, depths w/lids    Bain Marie    Stock Pots

Sautee Pans    BBQ Utensils    Kitchen Utensils/Cutlery, Ladles,  etc.    Chafers with lids and inserts,   

Polyethelene Food Storage Containers with Lids              French Fry Cutter                 Paper Goods 

Packaging,  3-oz. to 32-oz Portion containers,            Gorgeous, Workable antique slicer!!

                                                                        ALSO

                                     CUSTOM-BUILT ORIGINAL SMOKIN’ JIM’S GRILLS  

Large and Small Coolers    Five 6-ft. Folding Banquet Tables    8-ft. Solid Table    Wall Shelving,     Café Tables

Counter Tops                6-ft. and 4-ft.  Heavy Stainless Work Tables               Storage Shelves , AND MORE

                                                                       PLUS

1-door ‘TRUE’ Sandwich/Salad Prep Refrigerator – 8 pans

HENNY-PENNY Heated Holding Cabinet (used 3-months)

MUST SEE THIS STUFF!  COME AND ENJOY JIM’S BBQ AND BARGAINS!  RAIN OR SHINE!

                   ALSO :    Household items, Antiques and Collectibles, Lawn Equipment, Tools