Gloucester Gig Rowers are back in the water for the 2016 season

Hi Joey,

The Gloucester Gig Rowers are back in the water for the 2016 season.

The Siren Song and the Annie B are ready to row.

The Gannet is being worked on by members, expected launch May 1,2016.

In the photo are,on the left…Clem Courcy, Eileen Courcy, Christy Milhouse….on the right…Eddie Acosta, Bill Helmuth, Peter Begley

For more info check them out at www.GloucesterGigRowers.com

Row Hard,

Cliff McCarthy

GLOUCESTER HARBOR SNOWY DAY

Gloucester Harbor snowy day -3 Kim Smith 2016. JPGLooking out my office window its hard to believe this is an afternoon in April, not mid-February. The following is a quote friend Jamy left on my Facebook page today, “Spring, she could not help herself, she fell back into Winter’s cold embrace.”

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2015 BIKINI SPEEDO DODGEBALL FULL MOVIE PREMIERE @FARMBARGRILLE FRIDAY APRIL 8TH AT 7PM

Anyone not playing in the dodgeball tournament that would like to volunteer to help out during game day? For a great cause. Please email ftgwynne@gmail for more details
Thanks!

Check Out The Facebook Event Page For The Latest Dodgeball Updates-

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Bikini Speedo Dodgeball This Saturday April 9th Click This Link For All The Info

SHOW UP FRIDAY NIGHT TO PICK UP TEAM UNIFORMS AND WATCH THE FULL LENGTH MASTERPIECE CREATED BY CRAIG KIMBERLEY IN ALL IT’S GLORY
TEAM NAMES HAVE BEEN REMOVED TO PROTECT THE PATHETIC, AND WEAK….AND LAME.

 

Art in the Schoolhouse is finally here

Here is a list of artist in attendance for the Art in the Schoolhouse at the Magnolia Historical Society this weekend:

Audi Souza, Hannah Underwood, Stephen LaPierre, Erika Hanrahan, Amy Smith, David Cox, Pauline Bresnahan, Mary Anne Brewer, Erika Hanrahan, Harriet Harding, Robert Williams, Thom Falzarano, Eileen Oliver, Ashley Curcuru, Harriet Harding, Abby Quinn-Olson, Rusty and Ingrid Kinnunen, Deb Schradieck, Grace Burr, David Fernandes, Bridgette Mathews, Joey Ciaramitaro, Hannah Underwood, John Hazekamp, Michael Foley, Donna Ardizzoni, Ron Pruett, Dimitri Lavrakas, Katherine Bagley, Sue Ann Pearson, Caity O’Leary, Michael Lattof, Ellen EJ Lefavour, & Deborah Falzarano

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Out in the street around the bend

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Have you seen the custom sign designed for the Gloucester Writers Center on East Main Street? I sent a picture of the drive by view to Henry Ferrini. He sent back “an interior shot of the sign with an effigy of Vincent working at his typewriter”  looking out their new-ish (2014) window thanks to another helpful grant of the Community Preservation Act.

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The sign was made by Cheryl’s Signs in Gloucester and installed last fall. Ferrini added: “William Taylor who is on the board of the Gloucester Writers Center should get all the kudos. He came up with the idea and executed it.” Look out the window and listen:  Henry plays a part in the captivating restoration of classical radio WCVA-FM www.wcva.com. Turn it on.

This week: poets Jay Featherstone reading with Carol Seitchik at the Gloucester Writers’ Center, Wed April 6, 7:30 pm.

 

Marvelous Monday!

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I was up north this weekend where they had very little snow, and we missed the beautiful big snowflakes yesterday morning.   Loved seeing all the big snowflake photos from everyone on FB.   Today I’m sharing a photo I took of last week’s snow fall from the Gazebo at Stage Fort Park looking out towards the harbor….let’s hope it’s all behind us after today!  Hope everyone has a marvelous Monday!

Post Card of My ‘Hood

I do a lot of shopping on eBay.  Meaning that, while I don’t really shop a lot, when I do, it is often on eBay.  I stumbled upon a great “vintage” post card of Old Garden Beach and ordered it…thinking that it’d be fun to frame it next to one of my own photos of the quaint little beach at the end of our street.  My boys clocked some serious hours at OGB until this past summer when the lure of the bigger beaches came calling.  I loved the idea of owning a little freeze-framed moment of how the beach looked years ago…with different little families dotting the sand years before mine came along.  Warm fuzzies.

So, the post card has been tucked into a glass cabinet in our living room since arriving in the mail and it wasn’t until yesterday that I really looked at it.  Now I’m trying to find out just how “vintage” it is.  The people are actually kind of hard to see….and while they look like decades gone by….and while the post card itself is black and white…the houses along the beach wall and street up above don’t look much different than they do today.

The back of the post card simply says, “Published by Rockport Photo Bureau” and “Post Cards of Quality:  The Albertype Company, Brooklyn N.Y.

I’ll have to do some research.

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Is GMG Quietly Building Up A Monster Rotation Of Quality Bloggers Or What? Please Welcome Cat Ryan To The Ranks!

Huge Month For GMG-

Making Greg Bover Official, The Right Out The Gate Huge Impact From Bridgette Mathews, and Now Signing High Powered Art Blogger Cat Ryan To The Rotation.

Can’t stop, won’t stop.  This thing just keeps getting better and better!

So welcome our long time FOB Cat Ryan- officially now part of the GMG team.

She’ll be blogging about all kinds of stuff (I’ll let her tell you more later)  but she’s definitely passionate and involved in the local art scene including happenings at The Hive and Local Art History and Treasures.

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Cat Ryan with her two sidekicks- George and Charles- Kim Smith Photo