In the spirit of just do it and one person CAN make a difference: the parent that called attention to the Civil War coat is…Kim Minnaugh! She saw the display label and coat when she was at the High School and looked so closely she saw the damage. Then she did something about it. She reached out for help. Maybe it’s the photographer in her that had her looking closely. Her actions have inspired us and kids, too.
Bacheler Coat Caper YOUCARING page
The Committee for the Arts will use the money to pay for the necessary textile conservation, display form and case. James’ Cape Ann Giclee poster really helps. Look for it at City Hall and a few more spots coming soon!
The official trailer for The Finest Hours, a true story, and thought to be one of the most daring rescues in the history of the US Coast Guard.
One of my best friends, Donna Casey, was one of the costume designers for the film. She lives in Los Angeles but was here in Massachusetts last fall shooting for many weeks at the Fore River Shipyard in Quincy and then onto Chatham in December. It was wonderful to have Donna home and she had lots of humorous stories to share about the trials of filming in waist-deep water for several months.
Set for release in January 2016, the film looks to be a real thriller!! The Finest Hours stars Chris Pine as Boatswains First Class Bernard Webber and Casey Affleck as Ray Sybert.
The Finest Hours, based on the book of the same name, is the story of the rescue mission off the Chatham coast after two oil tankers, the SS Pendleton and SS Fort Mercer were split apart during a nor’easter.
THE OLD FOLKS NOVICE ACOUSTIC JAM is looking for
After more than two years of weekly jam sessions, this collection of aging amateur acoustic musician wannabes is reaching out to others who are similarly situated. Join us at 7PM on Wednesdays at Cape Ann Giclee , 20 Maplewood Ave., Gloucester. We are laid back (or, perhaps, unconscious), non-judgmental, folks who simply like to sing and play acoustic instruments and learn from each other as we select songs to play from an eclectic and large repertoire of compositions of previously recognizable tunes. Our tastes range from The Carter Family to Woody Guthrie to Levon Helm to The Beetles and The Grateful Dead.Join us as we take the best of these artists and turn their work into sometimes barely recognizable mutations, having a great deal of fun in the process.
For more info:
Art Supplies and other stuff Yard Sale
Saturday, November 14, 9am to 1pm, rain or shine
34 Mt. Pleasant Ave, Gloucester MA
- · Stretched primed canvas many sizes
- · Aluminum watercolor easel
- · Full-size Julian French field easel with luggage wheels and backpack
- · Half-box Italian French type easel
- · Oil paint brushes, some new, all OK, various sizes
- · Tubes of oil paint
- · Wood frames in various sizes
- · New black Neilson frames in various sizes with hardware
- · Variety of other frames
- · Collage materials
- · Transparent card boxes for A7 size cards
- · Shadow boxes
- · Acrylic paint
- · Drawing supplies
- · Cotton duck canvas roll
- · Clear Holiday ornament balls to fill or paint
- · Art books and magazines
- · Typesetters box
- · Old window frame with lots of panes
- · Variety of pre-cut mats new and used
- · Misc. photography equipment
- · Almost new 7 ¼”, 2.3 HP Skil Saw
- · Strobe lights
- · Digital and film point and shoot cameras
- · Tripods
- · And much more
978-290-2639 for more info
Took Mom for a hot fudge sundae at Friendly’s over the weekend, and came out in time to catch this beautiful sky and view. Better than the sundae, and calorie free.
“It’s time again for that clinically proven master of mayhem, Mr. Evan Goodrow. He’s flyin’ in on gossamer wings to drive all you kittens wild with his neatly shaven head and croon salivation. Makes me feel really old! Anyways, it’s always a pleasure to have him around to remind me of…what? Also, a new guy: Mr. Dave Moore, on pistons, will be handling the rhythm duties, so, cheer him on! showtime: 8:30 till 11:30.”
40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
More Cape Ann Health, Fitness and Wellness News-
December 31st marks the end of the year for most insurance plans. That means if you have remaining benefits or dental care on your plan, it’s a great time to schedule your appointment.
The yearly maximum is the most money that the dental insurance plan will pay for dental work within one full year. This amount will vary by insurance company, but the average is around $1,000 per year, per family member. Unused benefits do not typically rollover, and the yearly maximum usually renews on January 1st.
If you are paying your dental insurance premiums by the month, you should be using your benefits! Even if you have healthy teeth and aren’t in need of dental treatment, it is important to have your regular dental cleaning to help prevent and detect any early signs of cavities, gum disease, oral cancer and other dental problems that may exist…
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Spring 2016 AAU Try-outs: MCW Starz
Anyone who knows basketball, knows Michael Carter-Williams. If you have somehow missed the ride….allow me to catch you up…. Home grown local basketball icon, turned Syracuse Orange star, drafted 11th overall in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers, 2014 NBA Rookie of the Year, and now Milwaukee Bucks Point Guard. What is cooler than even all of that, is that he grew up attending and then coaching a basketball camp started by his own amazingly talented mother and step-father. Now, your daughter can have the opportunity to play for the MCW Starz Team. Talk about a not-to-miss experience.
ATTENTION ALL GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYERS 4TH-11TH GRADE.
This past spring was the first MCW STARZ AAU Season. They had 11 players on the 11th grade elite team and all 8 juniors (3 were 10th graders) are going on to play basketball in college 5 scholarships, 1 Ivy league and 2 will play at D3 great academic schools!
They attended exposure events that showcased their players at the right level!
This fall they added two teams and this spring they would like 1 team for every grade, 4th-11th.
Tryouts this SUNDAY! A Fantastic Opportunity for players!
Michael Carter-Williams (MCW) Starz
Spring 2016 Girls AAU Try-outs
Date: November 15th, 2015
Time: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th Grades
8th & 9th Grades
10th & 11th Grades
Location: Gordon College Bennett Center
255 Grapevine Road
Wenham, Ma 01984
$25 Try-out Fee
No pre-registration required please show up 20 minutes early to register
Email or call
Present, Gloucester’s pop-up holiday craft store, had its grand opening on Sunday. Here is a time lapse video I made.
Present is the perfect place for hand-made holiday gifts. It is located at 120 Main Street this year, and is open every day until Christmas Eve. Hours are Monday-Saturday 10-5, and Sunday 12-5.
Disclaimer….. my 1st pick is totally selfish…which I rarely (if ever) do in my “Pick’s Posts”. So, come watch my son and many, many fantastic members of the absolutely fabulous Cape Ann Youth Hockey Program play hockey.
Pick #1: The Sal Grasso Memorial Tournament
Cape Ann Youth Hockey will proudly welcome teams from Westmount, Quebec, Canada to play a weekend long tournament at the Dorothy Talbot Memorial Rink at O’Malley.
Come show some Cape Ann Pride and support these boys and girls! It would be so great to see the stands full. Shameless plug… Thatcher’s team, Mite 1 (last year’s Valley League Champions) kicks off the tournament at 4:50 on Friday.
Pick #2: Neverland Theatre’s Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella
The Neverland Theatre Company always does a fantastic job!
Pick #3: Wee Secret Home Making at Ravenswood
Using only all natural materials found on the forest floor, create your own secret home. Elves, gnomes or fairies will love them! Even our littlest wildlife friends will enjoy checking out your wee secret home. Wear your faery frock and dance along the children’s trail with wee secret homes!
Please see our friends at North Shore Kid for a more comprehensive list of activities
Cape Ann Wellness, Health and Fitness News-
Lung Cancer Affects Non-Smokers as Well as Smokers
According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 80% of the cases of lung cancer deaths are linked to smoking cigarettes; that leaves 20% not linked to smoking.
Cigarette Smoking Remains the # 1 Cause of Lung Cancer.
Smoking is the #1 Cause of PREVENTABLE Death.
- There are different types of lung cancer. Smoking remains the main cause of small cell and non-small cell lung cancer. http://www.lung.org/lung-health-and-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/lung-cancer/learn-about-lung-cancer/lung-cancer-fact-sheet.html
- Risks by Gender – While the risk of lung cancer deaths are higher in men that smoke (85%) than woman that smoke (70%), the risks for Lung Cancers in NON-Smokers is higher for women (20%) than men (8%.)
According to a report by the American Cancer Society (written by Stacey Simon,October 30th 2015,) “as many as 20% of the people who die from lung cancer in the United States every year do not smoke…
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