Monthly Archives: July 2014

Second Glance Chair Project Voting Is Open

The Chair Project 2014

By Second Glance Thrift Store · Updated 15 hours ago · Taken at Second Glance Thrift Store

Check out this year’s parade of chairs. You can vote for your favorite in the store July 7 through 12. Reuse. Repurpose. Reimagine.

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New Film: Mark Allen ~ Sunday 2014 Greasy Pole Champion Walking for Loved Ones

Mark Allen Walking for Loved Ones

Congratulations to Mark Allen, the 2014 Sunday Greasy Pole Champion! This was Mark’s first win, after 16 previous years of walking! Allen was walking for his cousin Peter “Black” Frontiero who has the second most wins of all time, with a total of nine.

Each year I look forward to filming and photographing the greasy pole events. The determination on the men’s faces, the camaraderie, the ecstasy and pride in winning, the anguish of defeat, the hilarious costumes, and the Felliniesque antics combine to create a fabulous fiesta of stories and images.

The film opens at the childhood home of the Giambanco Family, with Sefatia leading the Greasy Pole Walkers and guests in the rallying “Viva San Pietro,”  the cheer that is heard throughout the city of Gloucester during Saint Peter’s Fiesta. Giambanco sisters Marianne, Grace, Rosaria, and Sefatia continue with their mother Rosalia’s, “Lia’s” custom of feeding the Greasy Pole Walkers dinner before the walk. The tradition began years ago when their brother, Anthony “Matza” Giambanco, began walking. Sefatia explains that Lia had always held a huge family feast with relatives from all around the country attending. The first year her brother walked he told his mom he couldn’t eat because he was meeting everyone. She said I don’t care; you have to eat, and told him to bring everyone back to their home. That was in 1978!

Next the Walkers head over to rally at the Gloucester House, where they greet Lenny shouting his name over and over, to a packed restaurant full of guests. Several more stops are made along the way before the next rally at the Saint Peter’s Club. The Walkers make one last stop to say a prayer to Saint Peter, and perhaps pin a gold charm or coin to the statue, before departing for the greased pole platform at Pavilion Beach

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With special thanks and appreciation to Nicky Avelis and all the Greasy Pole Walkers for allowing me to ride on the boat. It went by way too fast! And thank you to the skipper for giving me a ride back to shore.

With thanks and appreciation to Rosaria, Sefatia, Marianne, and Grace for inviting me to come film the Walker’s rally at your welcoming Fiesta Sunday Feast!

The song “Love Runs Out,” is by OneRepublic for the reissue of their third album, Native.

The song “The Walker” is by Fitz and The Tantrums from the album More Than Just a Dream.

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Mark Allen Sunday Greasy Pole Winner ©Kim Smith 2014

Free Outdoor HarborWalk Summer Cinema Series Starts on Wednesday

Destination: Downtown Gloucester

Free Outdoor HarborWalk Summer Cinema Series!

The Wizard of Oz July 9, 2014

Grab the Popcorn!  The City of Gloucester and the Cape Ann Community Cinema are pleased to announce a swell summertime partnership:  The HarborWalk Summer Cinema Series.  These FREE outdoor movies will run Wednesdays for eight weeks throughout the summer, July 9 to August 27 at 65 Rogers Street (I4C2)—adjacent to the Building Center.  Movies start at 8 PM (or when it gets dark, whichever is earlier), and feature blockbuster classics suitable for the whole family.  Imagine seeing “Jaws” with Gloucester Harbor as a back drop, or “ET, the Extraterrestrial” in the moody dark of night!

The movies are free, and all are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, a blanket, or perhaps a picnic.  Local vendors will provide snacks for purchase.  Better yet, support our local restaurants by having dinner then walking down to enjoy the show.

North Shore 104.9 will provide pre-show entertainment, music and prizes beginning at 6 PM!

Ron Schrank joins Fly Amero this Wednesday @ The Rhumb Line. 8-11pm July 9, 2014

 

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This Week:
Prime Rib “French Dip”
w/choice of potato, $9.95!

Wednesday, July 9th
Special Guest: 
RON SCHRANK!
ron schrankIt gets better and better every time with Ron Schrank.
Straight ahead folk & blues all the way… no messin’ around!
~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prime Rib “French Dip”
w/choice of potato, $9.95!
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Coming soon…
Julie Dougherty

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward…
…to seeing you there!  🙂 ~ Fly

 

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