More wonderful Cape Ann-themed holiday gift ideas, brought to you by Good Morning Gloucester! You can purchase Rusty and Ingrid Kinunnen’s work at The Hive, Cape Ann Art Haven, now through December 31st. For more information about their products and pricing, visit the Kinunnen’s website at Rusty and Ingrid Creative Company.
Vine from last night’s opening reception. I apologize for the bumpy Vine. I think the camera was struggling to focus on the shiny glass of the framed pictures.
A life to celebrate and a spirit by which to be inspired.
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
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.
On Wednesday, Skipper James Wood (on the forklift in the video) and his crew loaded and set up twenty brand new lobster traps aboard Still Kicking at the Intershell Seafood wharf on Commercial Street. Wood, who lobster fishes year round, was checking the latest weather forecasts before heading out to Jeffrey”s Ledge, a fishing ground that runs northeastward from Cape Ann.
Sail boats and the Lynx Schooner in the background on the pier.
To see more information on The Lynx check out their website http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynx_(tall_ship)
Children are invited to meet Santa at Cape Ann TV’s Annual Santa Party on Monday, December 9, 2013
Cape Ann TV will host its annual Santa Party on Monday, December 9 at 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Cape Ann TV Studio located at 38 Blackburn Center in Gloucester. Children are invited to come to the studio and meet Santa Claus. Their meeting with Santa will be videotaped and shown on Cape Ann TV’s Channel 12 on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. This annual event is a free and open to the public.
As this is the season of giving, Cape Ann TV is a Project Uplift children’s toy and teen present collection site for families in need. Although it is not necessary to bring a gift, you may drop off a new unwrapped toy or new clothes for a child, or gift card for teens up to age 14.
For more information about Cape Ann TV’s Santa Party please call: 978-281-2443. Additional information can be found online here.
Thursday, December 5th from 5 to 8pm The Chamber of Commerce Christmas Party and Lucky Nines Raffle will take place in the newly-renovated Seaside Cycle at 23 Elm Street. All are welcome to drop by and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The annual Luck Nines Raffle will take place at approximately 6:30pm. There are a maximum of 150 tickets sold and they are $25 each and the grand prize winner will go home with $1,000. There are over 20 other prizes donated by local merchants, so your odds of winning are great!
To secure your ticket, contact Chris Langathianos at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 617-694-6892.
Friday, December 6th from 4 to 9pm Shop Manchester Night’s annual passport event! Visit local Manchester merchants and have your passport stamped just for visiting the shop – no purchase necessary. All completed passports turned in at The Landing at 7 Central by 9pm will be entered to win an iPad Mini (18+) or a freestyle BMX Bike (under 18). The drawing will take place at 9:30pm in the pub at The Landing at 7 Central. Additionally everyone who completes the passport will receive a complimentary beer or wine at The Landing and will receive an envelope containing valuable gift certificates and coupons from town merchants.
Saturday, December 7th at 1pm Santa Claus arrives by boat in Manchester Harbor. Families are encourage to meet Santa at Masconomo Park and take part in the Jingle Bell walk escorting Santa up to Singing Beach and back to the Manchester Community Center where kids of all ages will get to meet Santa!
Saturday, December 7th at 10am to 6pm Shop Manchester Night’s annual passport event has added a second day! Like Friday night’s event, participants can visit local Manchester merchants and have their passport stamped just for visiting the shop – no purchase necessary. All completed passports turned in at The Landing at 7 Central by 6pm will be entered to win an iPad Mini (18+) or a freestyle BMX Bike (under 18). The drawing will take place at 6:30pm in the pub at The Landing at 7 Central. Additionally everyone who completes the passport will receive a complimentary beer or wine at The Landing and will receive an envelope containing valuable gift certificates and coupons from town merchants.
Sunday, December 8th at 3:30pm The First Parish Church hosts the annual Christmas Concert and Friendship Tree lighting festivities. Tree lighting takes place at approximately 4:40pm.
More Music in Manchester by The Sea
Saturday, December 7th from 9pm to midnight Connecticut’s Brian Jarvis performs at The Landing at 7 Central’s Christmas by the Sea party. Guests may bring a toy drive donation that will benefit Gloucester’s Pathways for Children.
Sunday, December 8th at 6pm Single Tree Music and the Historic Manchester Trust present “Holidays & Wintertide: An Evening with Chelsea Berry and Friends” featuring holiday music by Chelsea Berry, Renée Dupuis, Joe Cardoza, and John Rockwell. The concert takes place at the historic Crowell Chapel on Rosedale Avenue in Manchester. Saturday night’s show sold out, but tickets still remain for this encore performance following the tree lighting on Town Hall Common.
Tickets are available at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/523577
1 Lexington Ave (In the Charles Jones Hall at the MLCC)
Magnolia Village in Gloucester, MA 01930So this time, CAA is changing up the theme a little bit and we’re billing it as a flea mark & auction. We’re looking into the possibility of this becoming permanent and growing event.First, we’re calling it a flea market, because most of the people that set up sold pretty cool vintage or antique items.At 7 pm promptly, CAA will put up lots on the auction block that were displayed earlier in the flea market as AUCTION ONLY items. This will be different from our usual seated auctions in the following ways:
- There won’t be any seating.
- It will be a “cash only” auction, meaning that each item will be paid for in cash, immediately after we sell it. (So bring plenty of change!)
- After Cape Ann Auction is finished selling it’s auction lots, it will open up the floor to flea market vendors who want to sell some of their items at auction.
If you live on or near the North Shore, or plan on visiting during this time, please help spread the word about this fun event! We appreciate any Facebook Shares, Tweets, Google Plus adds, email forwards etc.
Thanks, we hope to see you there! Don’t forget, there won’t be any early birds allowed in.
Holy Canoli Batman there’s about a bazillion holiday fairs all planned for tomorrow. Can’t figure out which one to attend? Make a day of it! Attend ‘em all!
Friday, 12/6 5-8:00PM at the new Magnolia Historical Society’s Museum and Cultural Center building (in the old Blynman School), 46 Magnolia Ave. A great collection of artists and photographers, plus a large selection of affordable holiday gift items -cards, books, prints, mini paintings, calendars and more. Refreshments, live music and free admission. Come see, shop and find out what Magnolia Historical Society is up to – exciting developments for Magnolia and the Gloucester historical, arts and cultural scenes. Hope to see you there.
Manchester Athletic Club Holiday Fair Expo December 6th 5PM-8PM and December 7th 9AM-1PM Open To The Entire Community!
St. Mary’s Advent Fair December 7, 2013
Helen Murphy, Penny Cook, Judy Ryan and Ann Lafferty prepare wreaths and holiday arrangements for the St. Mary’s Advent Fair on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 24 Broadway, Rockport. The fair features hand decorated greenery, gifts, baked goods, soup luncheon, all of high quality. The proceeds from the fair go to outreach in the community of Cape Ann.
Trinity Church Fair
If you’re wondering where to find proof of the goodness deep within us all; proof that the human spirit shines through the darkness; look no farther than your own heart. Recall how you felt when you heard, yesterday, that Nelson Mandela is dead. You can’t quite put your finger on it, can you? It’s just a hole in your heart.
Nearly every world leader from politicians to tycoons to top artists in every field jumped into social media within minutes of hearing the news to laud Mandela as one of the greatest people who ever lived.
Hundreds gathered, in the middle of the night, outside Mandela’s home to pay their respects to the icon of peace and reconciliation.
Every one of us can recognize goodness when we see it. That’s the proof.
FOB Greg Bover chose a wonderful, inspiring quote from Nelson Mandela this past June. Check out that post and resolve that today, as you mourn the passing of perhaps the greatest man, with whom you had the honor to share this planet, you will no longer settle for “a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
Holiday Present-Making Workshop at Maritime Gloucester 12/14/13
Work with Maritime Gloucester staff to create two fun crafts using recycled materials. Ages pre-K through 12 years. Parent or guardian attendance required (fee is per child only). Event runs from 10:00 to noon. Register here: http://maritimegloucester.org/visit/event.php?s=2013-12-14-holiday-present-making-workshop
Rockport Senior Center
Senior Citizen Dance
This Saturday the Rockport High School, Class of 2016 will be sponsoring a dance for the local senior citizens at the Rockport High School Cafeteria from 1-3PM. Swing dance with the Jazz band. This will be an afternoon of Dancing, Live Music and refreshments.
Healthy Eating for Successful Living in Older Adults
Making small changes in the types and amount of food we eat and the exercises we can do, can lead to big improvements in our health and well-being. Why not start the New Year off right and try this 6 week workshop where you will learn to make healthier food choices and identify behavior changes you can stick with. This program will include a food shopping expedition, course book and materials, incentives and more. Participants who complete the course will have the opportunity to dine with the group at a local restaurant. Cost is $6.00 for 6 classes including all materials and lunch. Classes begin Jan 28th. There will be a information session on January 14th at 1PM to hear more about the program. This program is sponsored by SeniorCare. Class is limited. Call to register 978-546-2573
Strength & Resistance Exercise Class Mondays & Fridays from 9-10AM $4.00
Traveling Chef Luncheon $3.00 call Freda for reservations 978-546-5027
Turkey, gravy, baked potato, green beans,
parker house rolls and pound cake with blueberry sauce.
Special Holiday Luncheon with entertainment $2.00
Thursday, December 19th , call Freda for reservations 978-546-5027
Roast Lamb/Gravy, whipped potatoes, green beans, red velvet cake
Wednesday, January 8th A representative from United Health Care will talk about their Senior Care Options Plan. This plan is free to people who already have Mass Health Standard Insurance and will cover 100% of medical & dental costs including rides to doctor appointments. Call 978-546-2573 to attend.
Travel to New Zealand
Come travel with Jim Wallius as he shares his computerized photo presentation of New Zealand on Wednesday, January 15th at 12:30Pm. Give us a call to sign up, 978-546-2573
Jewelry Making Classes. There will be 4 classes at the Rockport Senior Center on Monday mornings beginning January 27th to Feb. 24th from 10:15-11:30Pm. Classes are $5.00 each class to cover materials. Must preregister, call 978-546-2573.
Help keep people warm this winter! The Rockport Senior Center, 58 Broadway along with SeniorCare is hosting a “Drop off day” on January 14th from 1-3PM. Please bring clean items for donation. Needed: Blankets, sleeping bags, hats, gloves, socks, hand/feet warmers and coats.
Waking Up to Color-Part 1 with Carla Mattioli, M.A. on Tuesdays beginning January 7th to Feb 25thth 8 weeks/$40.00. Payment is due at time of Registration.
Basic Painting & Drawing Class
This 6 week art class taught by Elizabeth Harty starts on Wednesday, January 22nd to Feb 26th from 1-3PM. 6 weeks/$30.00 Payment due at time of registration.
I am having an Holiday Pottery Sale at my in home studio/galleria this coming weekend, Saturday, Dec 7th and Sunday, Dec 8th, from 11-5, and was hoping you would post this invite for me. This year my wonderful husband Steve built a studio for me in our home, where I make and fire pottery, and then he created a cozy gallery to showcase my pots.
I am mostly making functional pottery such as mugs, bowls, berry bowls, and more bowls, ornaments, vases and of course more bowls …LOL, however, I have also started making wall art that includes local fish, such as cod, red fish, flounder and haddock, and religious wall crosses. Guess I have no idea where this will all take me, but I am having a good time with it. I hope you stop by also…
Nina (Testaverde) Goodick
Annisquam River Pottery
Amy Shapiro submits-
This Sunday Dec 8th at the Lanesville Community Ctr on Vulcan St from 3:30 – 4:30 PM, I’m hosting a free holiday book launch party for Before This Song Ends: A Timeless Romance. Sales will benefit the LCC. The story features a fishing trip out of Gloucester Harbor, where love is on the line, and a message by John H. Hammond Jr sets the tone for a mystical journey. This interview tells more about the book, (starting at 12:55). For those who can’t make the party, stop into The Bookstore for a copy.
The flyer is attached — thanks! Amy
Martin Del Vecchio submits-
I will again be doing Santa/Frosty portraits at the East Gloucester Elementary School Holiday Fair is this Saturday from 10:00a to 2:00p.
Photos are of very high quality, and are printed while you wait for $10/sheet. High-resolution JPG files, perfect for Christmas cards, are also available for $25.
Bring your large groups, your babies, and even your pets; we can handle just about anything!
The fair also features numerous craft tables for kids to make their own gifts, a huge bake sale, and the ever-popular cake walk!