The Thomas Lannon Sista Felicia Appetizer and Wine Sail August 18th Menu-

Here’s the Thomas E. Lannon 8/18/15 Wine Cruise Appetizer Menu From Sista Felicia, book now!!!

Sailing from Seven Seas Wharf at the Gloucester House Restaurant (978) 281-6634 or book online at www.schooner.org/book-online

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Petite Toast with Carrot Cake Marmalade & Goat Brie

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Thinly Sliced Fresh Baguette Rounds with Manchego Cheese & Rose Petal Jelly

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Grilled Peppered Flank Steak Baguette Sliders with Fresh Baby Arugula, Red Roasted Pepper, & Daffinos Fromage Garlic & Herb Cheese

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Zucchini Pesto Crostini

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Captain Joe’s Lobster Mac & Cheese
Sicilian Style Ricotta Nachos

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The wine pairings by Nick DeFazio-

Purato Catarato Pinot Grigio

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Cambria Katherine’s Vineyard Chardonnay

App 2 and 4

Byron Santa Barbara Pinot Noir

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Bisol Prosecco Jeio

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SCHOONER ADVENTURE VIDEO BY MIKE BERGMANN- SEE HOW SHE SCOONS!

LOVE this cool view of the Schooner Adventure shot by crew member Michael Bergmann outside the breakwater on Wednesday’s member sail. Mike has worked on the Adventure since he was 14 years old, more than half his life!

Become a member of team Schooner Adventure; included in your membership you will get two tickets to sail. Book your first sail today–the next member sail is Wednesday, August 19th, from 3pm to 7pm. For more information on the Schooner Adventure, a National Historic Landmark, visit the Adventure’s website here.

Schooner Adventure Mike Bergman ©Kim Smith 2015Mike Bergmann (foreground) and crew hoisting the fenders.

Captain Stefan Edick Mike Bergman Schooner Adventure ©Kim Smith 2015JPGCaptain Stefan Edick, left, and Mike Bergmann, right.

Gloucester Harbor View ©Kim Smith 2015Gloucester Harbor view from the bow of the Adventure

Schooner AdventureAdventure photo taken by Mark Krasnow at the Panerai Corinthian Classic in Marblehead.

Discover John Sloan’s Gloucester: A gallery tour with curator Martha Oaks

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present a special gallery tour with Cape Ann Museum curator Martha Oaks on Friday, August 21 at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $10 for Museum members; $15 nonmembers (includes admission). Space is limited; reservations required. For reservations and tickets please call (978)283-0455 x10 or emailinfo@capeannmuseum.org.

One of this country’s most important artists of the early 20th century and a highly respected teacher, John Sloan (1871-1951) spent five summers—1914 through 1918—living and working on Cape Ann. During that time he created nearly 300 finished oil paintings, using Gloucester’s rugged landscape as a backdrop to experiment with color and explore ideas about form, texture and light. Arguably the most productive period of his career, the body of work that Sloan created during this time continues to astonish and delight viewers a century after it was completed.

The Cape Ann Museum is proud to have five major works by John Sloan in its permanent collection: Sunflowers, Rocky Neck, 1914; Old Cone (Uncle Sam), 1914; Glare on the Bay, c.1914; Red Warehouses at Gloucester, 1914; and Dogtown, Ruined Blue Fences, 1916.  Approximately 30 additional works, drawn from public and private collections across the country, will also be on display.

Image: John Sloan (1871-1951), Sunflowers, Rocky Neck, 1914. Oil on canvas. Gift of Alfred Mayor and Martha M. Smith, 2008. [2008.14]
Image: John Sloan (1871-1951), Sunflowers, Rocky Neck, 1914. Oil on canvas. Gift of Alfred Mayor and Martha M. Smith, 2008. [2008.14]

Foreign Affairs Brunch

Honestly, if you have not been to Foreign Affairs for Brunch then you are definitely missing out.

 

Chris and I went this past Sunday and it was absolutely delicious!

I got the Lobster Quiche and Chris got the Scratch Hash. AMAZING!

Of course we started out with the $1 oysters and Chris made his drink at the Bloody Mary Bar!

They also have music every Sunday 12 to 3

Don’t forget to use your Dinner Dealer!

 

Reservations recommended so call!

FA

 

26 Central Street

Manchester-By-The-Sea, MA

(978) 704-9568

 

This Week in the Arts

MAYORAL DEBATE on the future
of Gloucester’s Arts & Culture

August 13, 2015, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

The Rocky Neck Art Colony, Gloucester’s Committee for the Arts, ArtsGloucester and seARTS are pleased to co-sponsor a debate among Gloucester’s mayoral candidates on August 13, 2015, 7:30-9:00pm at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck. The debate will focus on issues affecting the city’s arts and cultural sector including planning and development, cultural tourism, affordable live/work space, and the city’s policies regarding public art. A second debate focusing on Gloucester’s cultural landscape will take place on October 5 at Gloucester Stage Co. The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck is air conditioned and wheelchair accessible.



John Sloan Lecture Series

John Sloan, Robert Henri, and John Butler Yeats: A Portrait of Friendship

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present John Sloan, Robert Henri, and John Butler Yeats: A Portrait of Friendship on Thursday, August 13 at 7:00 p.m. This is the second of three lectures offered in conjunction with the John Sloan Gloucester Days exhibition on view at the Museum through November 29, 2015. The exhibition will be open for viewing prior to the lecture from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Presented by Avis Berman, an independent writer, art historian, and author of Rebels on Eighth Street: Juliana Force and the Whitney Museum of American Art; James McNeill Whistler; and Edward Hopper’s New York.

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Self-Portrait, Working, 1916, Oil on canvas Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire Gift of John and Helen Farr Sloan ©2015 Delaware Art Museum/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

When we consider the subject of portraits of artists, our first thoughts tend to be of likenesses painted on canvas, etched on a plate, or exposed on a negative. But equally compelling in the study of artists and why they make the images they do are those portraits deduced and composed from the examination of psychological and social motivations. This sort of portrayal based on deeper emotional currents is especially revealing in the case of the American painter and printmaker, John Sloan. Sloan could not have matured into the artist he was without the catalytic interlocking relationships he sustained with two other forceful personalities—the painters Robert Henri and John Butler Yeats. The power of these artists’ intense, transformative personal and intellectual friendships—friendships that became central experiences, opened doors to new worlds, and were precious founts of support and inspiration—does much to explain many facets of Sloan’s life and work. The three men’s association also had more general consequences for American art—it was a great influence on drawings, paintings, and prints produced by a number of outstanding artists in Sloan and Henri’s orbit.

Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members. For more information, please call (978)283-0455 x10 or email info@capeannmuseum.org.

The third lecture in the series, presented by Michael Lobel on October 30, will be Passing through Gloucester: John Sloan Between City and Country.


About the exhibition:
One of this country’s most important artists of the early 20th century and a highly respected teacher, John Sloan (1871-1951) spent five summers—1914 through 1918—living and working on Cape Ann. During that time he created nearly 300 finished oil paintings, using Gloucester’s rugged landscape as a backdrop to experiment with color and explore ideas about form, texture and light. Arguably the most productive period of his career, the body of work that Sloan created during this time continues to astonish and delight viewers a century after it was completed.

The Cape Ann Museum is proud to have five major works by John Sloan in its permanent collection:  Sunflowers, Rocky Neck, 1914; Old Cone (Uncle Sam), 1914; Glare on the Bay, c.1914; Red Warehouses at Gloucester, 1914; and Dogtown, Ruined Blue Fences, 1916.  Approximately 30 additional works, drawn from public and private collections across the country, will also be on display.


Exhibition Sponsors:

John Sloan Gloucester Days is sponsored by Carpenter & MacNeille Architects and Builders, Inc. and by Cape Ann Savings Trust & Financial Services.



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@holycowtweets serving up the Free Brady Ice Cream Sandwich and It Sounds Like A Dandy!

Wednesdays with Fly Amero~ Tonight’s guest Chick & Ellen 7pm @ The Rhumb Line 8.13.2015

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This week only…
London Broil w/mushroom gravy
Choice of potato & veggie – $12.95

Wednesday, August 12th – 7pm
Special Guests: CHICK & ELLEN!

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Might just be another wild and crazy night at the Rhumb Line.
Why? Well… Chick Marston and Ellen ford are the musical
guests, for one thing. Add on the fact that the Marston clan
is in from the west coast and will be stopping by to (as always)
turn the joint into one big frickin’ party! An utterly hilarious
and great-music time will be had by all! 7pm! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!

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

Val Gilman Ward 4 Candidate letter

Boilerplate GMG Political Statement:

Good Morning Gloucester Does Not Endorse Candidates and this press release should not be indicative of a an endorsement or non endorsement of any candidates.  We do not back politicians but do post candidacy announcements.

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August 12, 2015

Dear Friends and Ward 4 Residents,

My name is Val Gilman and I am running for Ward 4 City Councilor. My husband Paul and I have lived in Ward 4 for 18 years, and have been a year round resident of Gloucester for 31 years. We have a daughter, Casey, age 27 and a son, Jared, age 15. I summered here as a child and moved here permanently because of its diversity and beauty. I love this city and am committed to public service and civic responsibility.

On August 11th, I received word from the City Clerk’s office that my signatures have been certified! I would like to thank all of those who signed my nomination papers to allow me to appear on the ballot. I enjoyed meeting many new friends going door to door to get the necessary signatures. My support ranged from the Reservoir and Thurston Point Roads, to Lane’s Cove and Annisquam, and to the boat section of Wingaersheek beach. I valued hearing about people’s priorities and concerns, ranging from local paving to harbor plans.

I feel I am uniquely qualified for this Ward 4 City Council position. First, I have many years of city wide government experience having served on the Gloucester School Committee for six years (2007-2013), including two years as chair (2010-2011) and two years as vice chair (2012-2013). I have in depth knowledge of the city budget process, open meeting laws, city council rules of procedures, city charter, and business ethics. I have represented our city at the State House, lobbying for state bills sponsored by Senator Bruce Tarr and Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante.

I have also benefited greatly from a 25 year career in Human Resources Management. In my role as a Vice President and Officer of a Fortune 1000 high technology company, I was highly engaged in strategic planning, budget and finance, compensation and benefits, and training and development. I also have extensive experience in benchmarking and customer satisfaction having served as a Malcolm Baldrige quality auditor. I managed a diverse team of 32 people that included oversight of several international locations including Hong Kong and Japan. My B.A. Degree is from UMASS Amherst in Psychology and my M.S. Degree is in HR Management at Lesley University 2002.

These competencies, experiences and education, added to my listening, project management, and collaboration skills, make me best qualified to serve the citizens of Ward Four. I am committed and stand behind my mission:

My Mission

To enrich the quality of life for all Gloucester citizens by listening, advocating, and representing taxpayers’ concerns.”

This will be accomplished by

· Supporting essential services in the budget process such as 24/7 fire coverage at Bay View Station

· Capitalizing on my city government experience to hit the ground running

· Lobbying and voting on matters that will provide a safe and vibrant economy, a state-of-the-art 21st century school system, and an enriched community in the arts and maritime heritage

· Partnering with local and state public officials and city administration

· Promoting strong and connected neighborhood communities, including a dog-friendly and healthy Gloucester

Affiliations and Volunteer work

Navigating change and being a successful City Councilor is predicated on maintaining successful relationships and affiliations. I believe you solve problems by working together. In addition to my six years on the Gloucester School Committee, I am currently on the Board of the Gloucester Education Foundation and Annisquam Village Players. Additional affiliations include; Lanes Cove Historical Association, the Open Door Unsung Hero Recipient 2013, GHS/Moose Lodge Youth Awareness Skit Coach, First R Foundation (former board member), Wellspring House, Cape Ann Museum, Annisquam Village Hall, Squam Rock Trustee, Annisquam Yacht Club, Sail GHS, Our Lady of Good Voyage Church, and most recently, “Dog Friendly Gloucester” Mutt Mitt Volunteer.

As I enter this campaign, it is clear that our city is faced with many challenges. What is the best use of I4C2? Who will be the successful bidder for the Fuller site so our city will optimize tax revenue and employ local workers? How can we work a plan to improve/update our schools so that we can provide 21st century learning for ALL students? What are some creative ways that the city can support our local artists and maritime Gloucester and the harbor? How can we optimize tax revenue for new businesses so we can address our debt and develop a plan to build for the future? How can we make Gloucester more dog friendly as we revisit the current ordinance?

Good decisions cannot be made in a vacuum. If elected on November 3, 2015, I will commit to developing a Ward 4 website so that residents feel informed and updated. I will set up regular outreach sessions at Ward 4 local venues and establish local communication centers so that residents know when hearings and meetings are held.

Want to meet for coffee/host an event, donate to my campaign or offer a spot on your lawn for a sign? Please call me at 978-621-4682 or 978-283-1993 or email me at vhgilman@comcast.net.

I would be grateful if you join my supporters and LIKE my Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/VoteGilmanWard 4.

I love this city and together we can make a difference. I will listen to Ward 4 residents before I vote. Please vote for me, Val Gilman, on November 3, 2015.

Respectfully,

Val Gilman

Lighthouse Cruise: Circumnavigate Cape Ann by boat to view historic lighthouses

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to offer a lighthouse cruise with Harbor Tours of Cape Ann on Saturday, August 22 at 10:00 a.m. For this trip, a Museum docent will be on board to answer questions and provide insight into the history and culture of Cape Ann. $25 members. $35 nonmembers. Advance tickets required. Please call (978)283-0455 x10 or email info@capeannmuseum.org for more information.

Enjoy the history and beauty of Cape Ann’s coast – up close! Presented by Cape Ann’s longest-running sightseeing company, you’ll get views of the Cape you can’t reach by car – or on any other boat trip! Bring your camera – you’ll see historic lighthouses, Gloucester’s fishing fleet, lobstermen, drawbridges, islands, and Cape Ann’s spectacular natural beauty. Learn about some of the names of famous artists and poets that spent time here painting and writing. Hear about the great granite industry that flourished here for many years.

Restrooms, snacks and drinks are available on board. Trip length is approximately 2-1/2 hours.

Twin Lights, Thatcher's Island from Brier Neck?  photo: John Heywood. c1864-6.  Benham Collection.
Twin Lights, Thatcher’s Island from Brier Neck? photo: John Heywood. c1864-6. Benham Collection.

You’re Off to Great Places! Oh the Places You’ll Go…

…With your Fairy Dog Ma.

Take a snooze in the AC, like Jelli Bean, after a day full of Fun…

Romp on the Beach like Tango…

Tango Lighthouse beach sunset

Or cuddle down for the night with, your bud, Paco’s closest companion…

Tangos First night with Paco's girlfriend.

Oh the Places You’ll Go when you have Jen Nicol as your Fairy Dog Ma!

http://www.fairydogma.com/

Saturday Clean Up

Good Morning all:

 

Hope everyone is doing well.

 July 22, 2014 Summer at Good Harbor BeachClean Gloucester and The One Hour at a Time Gang will be cleaning:

 Where:                 Good Harbor Beach:        Foot bridge side

When:                  Saturday, August 15

Time:                    8:00 AM

 See all there,

 Thank you all