Year round, select one of three Gloucester MA HarborWalk walking tours
1) Self-guided, year round, free, public-access and award winning walkway. 42 story moment granite posts installed as a permanent outdoor exhibit. The reclaimed granite posts feature plaques highlighting the city’s past and contemporary cultural treasures. Gloucester’s maritime heritage, innovators in business, politics and the arts are all featured. The signs also provide suggestions for exploration elsewhere in Gloucester and there are QR codes which scan to additional content. It’s family friendly for all ages and accessible for all. Visit just one story moment marker or “hop-on, hop off” like a transit line. Follow a specific inner loop 1.2 miles or extend it for a nice, long walk (3 miles RT). It is designed to be flexible for any length or duration, and for educational and programming opportunities for community and visitors. It was designed by Cambridge Seven Associates. http://www.ghwalk.org Contact: friends of the HarborWalk firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Guided: a mini mobile tour that leads you to 14 story moments and is narrated by the coolest host ever, Gloucester singer, Ann Marie. You may know her work with Bandit Kings and elsewhere. The HarborWalk mobile guided tour –an American Alliance of Museums gold MUSE winner- can be downloaded ahead of time and brought along wherever you go. Loads of talented Gloucester creatives helped and/or featured. You’ll be guided along a shorter trail (14 stops) by following Ann Marie to the Story Moment markers that include an extra sign, postcards lettered “A” through “N”. There are surprises within stores, public spaces, and businesses as you explore our community via the app’s activities. Along with the video introduction, the two short films, “HarborWalk Cinema”, can be viewed anytime, but reward a visit downtown with not to be missed interactive elements! http://www.ghwalk.org Contact: friends of the HarborWalk email@example.com
3) Self–guided kids and family activity: Become a “Gloucester Explorer”
Any kid who hunts and finds each trail marker icon can receive a certificate signed by the Mayor for becoming an official “HarborWalk Explorer”. People can print out this 2-page tracing master sheet (see attached PDF) ahead of time from their own printer OR check at the Chamber or Stage Fort Welcoming Center for copies. http://www.ghwalk.org Contact: friends of the HarborWalk at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 6th Annual Gloucester Harbor Race, (aka the Chip Norton Memorial Harbor Race), hosted by the Gloucester Gig Rowers, will start and end at Niles Beach in East Gloucester Saturday, Sept. 20. Spectators can watch pilot gig boats, whaleboats, dories, and other traditional rowing craft compete in a 3-mile course in Gloucester Harbor. Rowers and boats come from all along the Northeast Coast to compete. Race starts at 9:30 a.m.
Photo shows crew preparing to row.
See this short video of a train station in Utah incorporating Len Burgess gorgeous ice crystal images, illuminated by colored LED lights.
Crystal Light transforms the two level environment of the Transfer Station of the UTA linking the new line to the airport with the existing commuter line. The dramatic weather of Salt Lake City is suggested in images of water in its different states: ice crystals, clouds, a rushing stream, gentle waves of the lake. These are etched into the glass windscreens and elevator tower to catch the sunlight during the day and at night color flows through the station with programmed lighting.
Len writes, “Some of my ice crystal photos are etched in a Salt Lake City train station. This Salt Lake City train station has been designed using etched glass and changing colored lighting. Here’s a new video of the station. Well known architectural designer Catherine Widgery designed this structure using water in it’s many forms as the theme.”
Last week’s Mug Up ended with Rubber Duck being taken hostage by a pair of adorable but vicious ducknappers. Come to Mug Up this Saturday at 9:30 to see how this drama plays itself out. Will Paul Morrison buckle under and give in to the hostage takers extreme demands to gain RD’s freedom, will RD remain imprisoned (or maybe totally forgotten about and relegated to the back of a closet), or will Paul Morrison pull off bringing a massive rubber duck to Gloucester harbor to float outside Joey’s window and stare relentlessly at him until his Flexilis anatidaephobia forces him to give up RD? Come to Madfish Wharf Saturday morning and find out.
A special treat this week as we welcome Ms. Danielle Miraglia to our stage. She’s a real up and coming talent in the musical world and I’m so glad to have her.She’s everywhere these days, so catch her before you can’t afford it! Mr. Blob Enik, fanciful thought-provoking glitarist , has brought her to my attention and will be joining us. Also, Mr.Jim Gambino, ace pinky-wiggler, will be on keyboard dooties as well as that landscape-beheaded drummbler, Mr. Steevee Chaggaris. Of course, Salmon Dave Sag will be on base, with a full count. I wouldn’t miss it for the world!
NEXT WEEK: Rikkky Russell, Edd Scheer and cutie-pie Mario Perrett.
40 Railroad Ave.
Join us for a fabulous buffet dinner with carved prime rib, baked haddock and much more, plus a wonderful harbor cruise and music by our favorite DJ, Scottie Mac! 6:30-9:30pm. $49 adults/ $24 children.
Six Rowe Square
Gloucester, MA 01930
Because every burger joint needs a little thong action…..
All kidding aside, while I haven’t been there yet, I hear their burgers are yummy. Has anyone out there been there yet?
Photo Bob Harrison 8:30AM 9/11/14
Yesterday I took my first short walk with no support other than my legs. Occupational therapist Shelly came over, I handed her my camera, and told her I was going to walk. Well, I did, after seven and a half months of grave illness and much therapy. I traveled 21 steps, and I call that a winner – Blackjack!
Marine Forecast :
Today S winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog this morning. Showers likely this afternoon. Vsby 1 nm or less this morning.
Tonight SW winds around 10 kt…becoming NW after midnight. Gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
Beach Forecast :
Sun / Clouds
Winds South to South West 10-20 mph
Water temps 68°
Late day showers / Storms ….
UV INDEX 8
Pod Cast Weather :
Hourly Forecast :
This test is an annual task. Performed at the Central Fire Station.
Starting our 4th Annual Young Playwrights Workshop! If you and your kids loved Song of the Sea, Murder on Rocky Neck the Opera, and Tale of the Oysta: A Seafaring Whoops, sign them up for this amazing workshop which will take place at our new Community Partner, Eastern Point Lit House and Press!! Ages 9+
Check out Henry Allen’s North Shore Folklore Theater