Once again a spectacular night aboard the Lannon. Sista Felicia crushed it with the food and the wine from Mike DiFazio and the hospitality of The Ellis Family.
There are 46 peaks in the Adirondack Mountains that exceed 4,000 feet in elevation. Nine years ago my niece Ellen set out to climb all of them. A few days ago she succeeded.
Marty (38 peaks and holding)
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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 email firstname.lastname@example.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.
Circumnavigate Cape Ann by boat to view historic lighthouses and more
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (August 11, 2015) – 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 email@example.com 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.
A Guided Walking Tour
A tour in downtown Gloucester to view houses immortalized by renowned American realist painter Edward Hopper
The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present a guided walking tour of select Gloucester houses made famous by American realist painter Edward Hopper on Saturday, August 22 at 10:00 a.m. Tours last about 1 1/2 hours and are held rain or shine. Participants should be comfortable being on their feet for that amount of time. Cost is $10 for Cape Ann Museum members; $20 for nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Space is limited and reservations are required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (978) 283-0455 x10 for more information or to reserve a space. The Hopper’s Houses tour will also be offered on August 22.
American realist painter Edward Hopper is known to have painted in Gloucester on five separate occasions during the summer months in the years 1912, 1923, 1924, 1926 and 1928. His earliest visit in 1912 was made in the company of fellow artist Leon Kroll. During his second visit to Cape Ann in 1923, Hopper courted the young artist Josephine Nivison. He also began working in watercolor, capturing the local landscape and architecture in loosely rendered, light filled paintings. In 1924, Hopper and Nivison who were newly married returned to Gloucester on an extended honeymoon and continued to explore the area by foot and streetcar. During his final two visits to the area, in 1926 and 1928, Hopper produced some of his finest paintings. This special walking tour will explore the neighborhood surrounding the Museum, which includes many of the Gloucester houses immortalized by Hopper’s paintings.
This week only…
Beef Stroganoff – $11.95
Wednesday, August 19th – 7pm
Special Guest: BRADLEY ROYDS!
Bradley’s the one on the right. Though years have passed, I
believe it’s safe to say Mr. Royds is aging as gracefully as
the other guy did. Biggest difference between the two?
Bradley makes HIS OWN music – and it’s pretty damn good
at that! See you there – 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!
Marina & Bernardo
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂
Cape ann Health Fitness and wellness News-
August is Skin Cancer Prevention Month – Here Are Some Important Sun Safety Tips
Summertime means beach vacations with locals and tourists alike flocking to Cape Ann’s Many Beautiful Beaches – Cape Hedge, Cressy, Good Harbor, Half moon, Front/Back, White/Black, Long, Lighthouse, Magnolia, Niles, Pavillion, Pebble, Plum Cove, Singing, Wingaersheek … each one beautiful and unique.
Days at the beach signify relaxation and ‘fun in the sun.’ But too much sun can lead to early wrinkles and worse … Skin Cancer. You can still enjoy exercising outdoors and a fun day at the beach, but it is in your best interest to take precautions and practice ‘sun safety’ to best avoid the damaging effects of the sun and skin cancer.
Facts from the American Cancer Society:
- The skin is the largest organ of the body
- Skin cancer is…
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Willa Mamet + Paul Miller bring the sound of “Americana” to Gloucester.
Inspired by the music of rising stars like Gillian Welch and Alison Kraus, their latest album, “Let Somebody Love You,” features newly recorded versions of Depression-era classics from the American south.
In her collaborations with Miller, Mamet stakes her claim by hunkering down and proceeding to sing the sultry soul into every song. Miller provides classy pared-down guitar and vocal accompaniment that turns out, somehow, to always sound lush and right. Miller has been providing guitar and vocal harmonies for a wide collection of acoustic groups since before Willa Mamet was born. He is currently one of six featured vocalists in Vermont’s Bluegrass Gospel Project and spent years before that as an indispensable member of Breakaway and for Coco and the Lonesome Road Band. The stars really begin to shine, onstage and on disc, when these two harmonize.
Mamet + Miller’s second recording project (their first, a lovely 8-track EP entitled “East Hill Road,” was produced in 2013) includes favorites like Joni Mitchell’s River, Old Crow Medicine Show’s version of Wagon Wheel, and Richard Thompson’s Dimming of the Day (Bonnie Raitt’s version, not Linda Thompson’s!). The ability to choose classic material, and to arrange it so that people can appreciate it, either “all over again” or for the first time, is an art, and, just like “You Are My Sunshine” and “Don’t Fence Me In” and dozens of other popular American songs familiar to almost everyone a few generations ago, this music deserves to be preserved, and celebrated, and performed. Mamet + Miller have exactly what it takes to get the job done.
Mamet + Miller will perform only one concert in Gloucester, Friday, August 21st, 7:30pm at Wisdom’s Heart, 2 Duncan St., Gloucester. Seating is limited. See widomsheart.org for more information.
We are very pleased to invite you to our Open Studio this Saturday August 22nd from 2:00 to 8:00 at the Kismet Gallery located on Rocky Neck, betweenThe Studio and the Rocky Neck Art Gallery.
Our latest collection is all about putting the F-U-N in Funky! One-of-a-kind necklaces, scarves, bangles, and Liberty London print wrap bracelets will be on display at great prices.
There’s something for everyone.
And let’s not forget – wine and cheese, please!
We hope to see you there and share a little bit of summer.
Anne and Lisa
The Divorce Center Offers Workshop on What You Need to Know About Divorce in Massachusetts
Professionals to Discuss the Legal, Financial, Family and Personal Issues Encountered in the Divorce Process
The Divorce Center, a non-profit organization of professionals from multiple disciplines providing support and education for people going through separation or divorce, is offering a half-day public education workshop entitled “Divorce Matters for You! ─ What You Need to Know About Divorce in Massachusetts” on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Barn at 10 Liberty Street, Danvers, MA.
The workshop will cover the legal, financial, family and personal issues that are often encountered during the divorce process. Trained professionals will provide knowledge and information that will empower anyone who is contemplating divorce or currently overwhelmed with the process, increasing their confidence and peace of mind.
The topics to be covered in the workshop include:
· Your options for the divorce process in MA
· What is Mediation, Collaborative, Litigation and Pro Se and how do they differ?
· Understanding the Alimony Law and Child Support Guidelines
· Protecting Yourself Legally
Understanding the Financial Issues:
· Taking an Asset Inventory
· What are considered Marital Assets and how are they divided?
· Do you keep or sell the Marital Home?
· What about retirement? Will I be ok?
· Dealing with a hostile spouse
· Protecting the children
· Strategies for coping with the stress of divorce
· Rebuilding your self-esteem
The workshop fee is $25 and includes light refreshments and snacks. For more information on “Divorce Matters for You! ─ What You Need to Know About Divorce in Massachusetts” and to register for the workshop, visit http://thedivorcecenter.org/events/event/divorce-matters-need-know-divorce-massachusetts-2/.
About The Divorce Center
The Divorce Center is a non-profit organization of legal, financial and mental health professionals working to empower people before, during and after divorce or separation by providing education and resources.
Since 1983, The Divorce Center’s focus has been on improving the divorce process and its impact on the family. The organization’s mission is primarily to:
· Support families experiencing divorce;
· Educate the public about divorce and its effects; and
· Help professionals improve the service they provide to their divorcing clients.
The Divorce Center offers its expertise and compassion to all those who need it — individuals and families, divorce professionals, religious groups, parent organizations, non-profit groups, and others who can benefit from the public education, professional programs and support.
For more information, visit http://thedivorcecenter.org.
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