-why we have to pay their health insurance when they crack their heads open.
CLAYWORKS: M & W
5:30 – 7:00
Gr 1 – 4
3:30 – 5:00
Gr 1 – 4
3:30 – 5:00
6th Annual Buoy Auction & Family Fun Night
January 24th from 5:00-8:00p at Gloucester Cruiseport
Looking for an event the whole family can enjoy? Come on out to our 6th Annual Buoy Auction and Family FUN Night. There is free food, engaging art activities, silent auction of our amazing Artist Buoys and the live auction of kids’ painted buoys.
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I love it when friends and readers ask what bird or butterfly (and moth and caterpillar), and am only too happy to help them learn more about the creature they have found. Very funny though is the wide range of nature-related questions that I am asked. At a job site recently, the crew could not wait to show me the above humungous pile of pooh. Should I be flattered or dismayed?
Three times as large as the largest Great Dane pooh that you could possibly imagine, and not the right consistency for dog poop, it didn’t take much searching to determine that it was Black Bear pooh. We double checked with our friend Richard from the Department of Conservation and Recreation and sure enough, it was confirmed to be bear pooh.
As an alternative to what was suggested by the MSPCA in their “co-existing with coyotes literature,” which is that kids be kept indoors and that we keep donkeys and llamas as coyote deterrents, we instead perhaps should repopulate Cape Ann with bears. After all, bears were here before the earliest European settlers (think Bearskin Neck).
Willowdale is located within the Bradley Palmer State Park, which borders the towns of Ipswich, Topsfield, and Hamilton, which border the towns of Essex and Manchester. Has anyone in recent history spotted a Black Bear on Cape Ann?
Excellent link provided by GMG reader artbev on Animal Scat Notes. Thank you artbev!
American Black Bear Images courtesy google image search.
If you want the why click here.
This just in from Gordo!
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
STARRING THE ORIGINAL CAST
Come and see what all the talk was about this fall with the return of CRAZY MOON, Gordon Baird’s original musical, also starring John Hyde and Kathleen Brown. 8 Shows Thurs. Jan. 30 ~ Sun. Feb. 9.
The show is very exciting and fun and runs only an hour and fifteen minutes – (so even a guy can enjoy it.) Curtain is at 8 pm (thu-fri-sat) and 5 pm (Sun) at The Rocky Neck Cultural Center on 6 Wonson St..
All opening night ticket proceeds (1/30) go to benefit the Gloucester Writer’s Center.
CRAZY MOON RUNS 8 nights Jan.30 through Feb 9. – Thurs-Fri-Sat shows at 8 pm – Sunday at 5 pm at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center – 6 Wonson St.
Tickets can be bought at the door at showtime. 978-283-0390 for info.
Wednesdays Only: Prime Rib, $12.95!
Wednesday, January 15th
Special Guest: ALLEN ESTES!
Photo by Sheila Roberts Orlando
The man continues to surprise his audiences with new, brilliant
songs from the heart. You’re always sure to hear something
you’ve never heard before when you come to see Allen Estes!
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prime Rib Special – $12.95 (while they last)
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ new wine menu!
01/22 – Toni Ann
…to seeing you there! 🙂 ~ Fly
Doors at 6
Bring Art supplies get in for free.
The Hive Community Center
11 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
Students from the Gloucester High School Dramatic Program, under the direction of Nick Neyeloff, will present a staged reading of scenes from My Beautiful Failure, a teen novel about a suicide hotline, on Friday evening, January 17, at 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester. Admission is $5 per person, with all proceeds to go to the school’s drama program.
My Beautiful Failure is the work of Gloucester author Janet Ruth Young. Set in a locale similar to Cape Ann, it tells the story of Billy Morrison, a teen boy who volunteers at the hotline hoping to save a life, then finds that he’s falling in love with one of the callers. Says Young, “I can’t wait to see how the actors translate this story from the page to the stage. For one thing, they will not be able to look at one another, since their characters are connected only by phone. Also, the hotline does not use caller ID or any other form of tracking, so each time Billy answers the phone he has no idea what kind of situation he’s getting into.”
The cast includes Christina Giambanco, Mikayla Healey, Diana DiLiberti, Celia Sanfilippo, Zachary Schultz (in photo), and Sabrina Siragusa. A book signing and discussion will follow the reading. For more program information, call (978) 283-6530; for directions and parking, see www.rockyneckartcolony.org.
Grilled Peppercorn and Herb Crusted Flank Steak
1 ½ -2 lb. flank steak cut of beef
3 tablespoon mixed whole peppercorns
1 tablespoon Atlantic SaltWorks Flake Finishing Salt
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
3 sprigs fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 place flank steak at one end of a large sheet of waxed paper;
2 place remaining ingredients in bowl of mini chopper fitted with metal blade; process 1-2 minutes until peppercorns and herbs are chopped
3 evenly spread and rub half the mixture onto flank steak with your hand; fold wax paper sheet over beef; flip steak; fold back waxed paper; spread and rub the remaining mixture; wrap steak securely in wax paper; allowed flank steak to rest at room temperature two hours before grilling
4 heat grill; lightly oil grates of grill; unwrap flank steak; grill to your desired doneness 7-10 minutes per side ,using large kitchen tongs to flip flank steak; remove steak from grill, allow steak to rest 5 minutes before slicing to desired thickness
(I prefer to cook my beef medium/rare and grill approximately 5-7 minutes on each side)
A few nights ago I served this steak with; blue cheese dressed salad, sauté of baby portabella mushrooms and crispy onion rings!
Ramani Rangan submits-
On The Boulevard-
Hi Joey –
I read and participated in the poll on most picturesque location. Here is an October photo I took of the Burnham House in Essex.
Here is a shot of the half moon with a bit of a moonbow around it! The sky was particularly beautiful.
Alchemy will be hosting it’s next Art Gala this Wednesday, January 15th from 5:30- 7:00. We will be featuring local photographer Alex Rose from Rockport. 10% of all art sales are donated to GEF.
Artist Info: Alex Rose, 26 is a freelance photographer from Rockport, MA. In 1999 when he was in middle school, Alex began taking pictures of friends, family and landscapes. He continued to explore the camera over the years while he travelled through the U.S. and Europe. He used film exclusively until 2009 when he began using his first D-SLR camera. Though heâ€™s never taken his photography too seriously, he has developed a definite aversion to using any kind of Photoshop or editing software. All of his photos are manipulated through camera settings and lens filters.
Today I have on my Girl Scout hat!
We are having a recruitment for Cape Ann Girl Scouts on January 18th at Sawyer Free Library.
Would you please post the attached flyer on goodmorninggloucester.org?
It is definitely the best way to publicize anything going on in Gloucester!!!!!
Thank you… again…!!!
Director of Downtown Lynn Cultural District DEADLINE FEB 3
We are seeking a professional to take the lead in implementing the mission of the Downtown Lynn Cultural District. This is a highly visible role ideal for someone with strong events planning experience and who possess a passion for the arts. She or He possess a collaborative work style and can deliver high quality, district wide events to appeal to a wide range of audiences.
The Downtown Lynn Cultural District, established in 2012, has as its mission “to engage Lynn residents and visitors in a revitalized urban experience that has arts and culture at its core.” Under the direction of the Executive Director of the Lynn Museum, the Director of the Downtown Lynn Cultural District (DTL) coordinates the District’s cultural affairs operations and events and is directly responsible for management, marketing, and grant writing/fundraising to support the District’s cultural affairs and creative economy programs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Develop and implement processes for engaging and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders in the community whom are interested in developing district-wide arts and cultural events.
- Create regularly scheduled, collaborative District programs that highlight the vibrant ethnic diversity and unique concentration of arts organizations in the District. Develop an annual downtown arts festival and other programs that build audience and promote economic development for the city. Work with City departments to assure success in coordination of activities.
- Forge new relationships to help build diverse audiences and encourage Lynn’s immigrant populations to participate in cultural activities.
- Design and implement a method for evaluating the effectiveness of programs/events.
- Seek public and private financial support for collaborative cultural programs and activities.
- Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders, politicians and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization.
Marketing and Communication Skills:
- Oversee brand, marketing, and public relations goals for the District. Maintain web, social media strategies and online calendars and keep brand and marketing strategy on track. Further develop the District’s marketing plan to increase visibility and attract artists/creative.
- Communicate with stakeholders and the greater community about the work of the District.
- Leverage and optimize traditional media opportunities, online social media and the organization’s database to raise awareness and communicate with current and new audiences.
Advocacy and Community Relations/Partnerships:
- Represent the Cultural District at community cultural events and exhibits.
- Create a forum for the coordination of cultural activities including networking of resources and production of promotional materials. Create press releases, flyers, ads, banners, web content and other marketing materials to promote and publicize the District’s cultural life.
- Serve as the City of Lynn’s liaison to other local, state, regional and federal cultural agencies, including the Massachusetts Cultural Council, New England Foundation for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts and the Humanities.
- Serve as the Cultural District liaison to the business community in the City of Lynn. Advance partnerships among cultural, business, and higher education communities.
- Position the Downtown Lynn Cultural District as the key leader in advocacy for the cultural community.
- Brief city officials and business leaders about the economic and social impact of the arts in our community.
· Oversee all financial aspects of the organization and provide administrative management of its operation.
· Oversee part-time Cultural District Programs Coordinator and Communications coordinator.
- Thorough knowledge of cultural program development, event planning, grant writing, budgeting, marketing and public relations and non-profit management
- The ability to plan programs, delegate tasks and coordinate large-scale, district-wide events
- Working knowledge of Lynn’s creative economy a plus.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- An undergraduate degree in fine arts, cultural studies, urban studies or other relevant discipline. A graduate degree in arts administration or an arts or cultural related discipline is preferred.
- At least 5 years cultural program administration experience that includes event marketing and management of which at least 3 years are in a supervisory or leadership capacity.
- Availability to work evenings and weekends on a routine basis.
- Knowledge of Spanish, Khmer, Russian or another language a plus.
How To Apply: please send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply by: February 03, 2014
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Hi my is Robert Trott out of troop112 working on my Eagle Scout Project and having a fundraiser at Gloucester House on February 8 to help restore Riverdale Civil Wars Monument and wondering if you can post this if you need more call or email me thank you Robert Trott