Monthly Archives: November 2015

Bacheler Coat Caper youcaring page for the High School Civil War Coat

Hi Joey,

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!

20151107_132605 20151110_155839 Gloucester Civil War coat wecaring




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.

Pendleton_Sinking_ShipBow section of the SS Pendleton, February, 1952

Photo credit: United States Coast Guard, Richard C. Kelsey


OFNAJ-woodstock-logo-860px 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:

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