More Cape Ann Dining News-
I just can’t tell you how exciting it was to see the fine restoration of the Jeff Weaver mural at AJ’s at the Harbor. We haven’t even had a chance to try the restaurant, but they get my vote for Good Eggs of the week for taking care to restore this original Gloucester painting by unquestionably one of Gloucester’s finest painters.
Love the Egrets that come to Cape Ann during this time of the year. Not sure but looks like a Glossy Ibis are there in Clarke Pond as well.
Alicia Unleashed Episode 23 taped 4/19/2016 with B- Side, Kristina and Hostess Alicia Cox
Miley Cyrus, RIP Doris Roberts, Congrats Karen and Jon Conant, Johnny Depp in trouble, Hi Kyle, Conscious Uncoupling, http://www.goop.com, Stigma on Divorce, When do do you change your name back or status on FB?, Do you swear on a first date?, First date jitters, Newburyport is a great first date spot, Do you only eat certain foods on first date?, Have you ever been on a cliche date?, If you have a bad date how do you get out of it?, When do you introduce someone to your friends?, Does social media accelerate date status?, When do you label?, Sexting: do you or don’t you?, What body types are you attracted to?
#unleashedtopics tweet @ali4416 for your topics you want us to talk about!
This week’s Dinner Special…
American Chop Suey – $9.95
Wednesday, April 20th – 7pm
Musical Guest: C h a r l e e ! ! !
The very gifted and ever graceful Charlee Bianchini returns
to the Rhumb Line stage this Wednesday. I so much love
pulling up the chair and playing along. The girl has soul.
Also… I’ll be hosting a gang of relatives on this night. Come
early and grab those seats! ~ 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!
4/27 – Inge Berge
5/4 – Orville Giddings
5/11 – Allen Estes
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂
The One Hour at a Time Gang Saturday Clean Up.
Good morning all:
Hope everyone is enjoying this nice weather.
When: Saturday, April 23, 2016
Where: Pavilion Beach
Time: 8:00 – 9:00
Please remember to bring your gloves.
What poem will you select to carry and share tomorrow for National Poem in Your Pocket Day April 21, 2016?
Mayor Theken selected Little Child, a poem by Peter Todd, Gloucester Poet Laureate 2014-15.
Mayor Romeo-Theken encourages Gloucester students to send their original poem to the Office of the Mayor, 9 Dale Avenue, Gloucester, MA, 01930 at any time throughout the year. She promises to read them! Students should include their name, which Gloucester school, their grade and teacher’s name.
For arts and culture, add your name to sign up sheets that are happening NOW or email email@example.com.
One of my favorite sunset spots is the Annisquam Lighthouse. This image today reminds me that during a full moon the tides are lower and you can get better angles of the Lighthouse depending on the timing. This Thursday is a full moon and the tide will be lowest at 5:45 pm and might make for some nice lighting on the Lighthouse as the sun will be setting at 7:35pm. See all these crazy things your camera makes you look up just to take a photo? So hopefully I’ll venture down and check it out if the weather stays nice!
Not going to lie, don’t know much about this, but each time I scroll through my photos it catches my eye. It is known as The Londoner and is an iron spindle not far off of Thacher’s Island. It marks Londoner’s Ledge.
Get your foursome together and join us at Bass Rocks Golf Course for the 2016 Cape Ann Chamber Education and Scholarship Golf Tournament! The tournament is on Monday, May 16, 2016 with a shotgun start at 1:00 PM. This annual event benefits education initiatives on Cape Ann as well as Chamber scholarships for local high school students. The tournament features delicious treats out on the course, great raffle items, a special giveaway, an awards dinner and more. Don’t miss out!
Register Here to play in the Golf Tournament.
There are still sponsorship opportunities available for this event. Contact Kerry McKenna at the Chamber to become a sponsor. 978-283-1601.
Low Gross & Net Prizes, Closets to the Pin, Longest Drive, Closest to the Line’Raffle Including a set of irons, Hole in One wins a new car from Sudbay Motor Group*
Fee includes cart, greens fee, clubhouse facilities, fun snacks throughout the course, ticket to the awards dinner and a special giveaway.
We have some exciting news!
As part of the Harbortown Arts Festival over Memorial Day Weekend, we are including a new open air Harbortown Arts Market at I4-C2 on Saturday, May 28 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
We are working with the Mill Gypsies, who have been very successful in organizing arts markets around New England. We’re working on getting a few Boston food trucks there too.
If you are interested in signing up to be a vendor, here are the details:
- This event is being curated by Mill Gypsies. Not everyone who enters will be selected. Cape Ann artisans are strongly encouraged to apply.
- If accepted, there is a $60 registration fee.
- Rain or shine. One day only. (We’re hoping to host another Harbortown Arts Market on October 15).
- Vendors must bring their own table. Vendor tents are strongly encouraged. Tents need to have 40# weights on each leg.
- Deadline for applying is May 6.
Special “thank you” goes out to Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken for allowing us to use I4-C2 and Rusty Kinnunen for designing our new Harbortown Arts Market logo.
We’ll be getting out a press release soon. We just wanted to make sure members of our creative community are aware of and can take advantage of this new event!
Gloucester’s Harbortown Cultural District
Rebecca Borden, Chair. Cell: 202-329-9549
Tom Daniel, Past-Chair
Deborah Kelsey, Vice Chair
Rich Weissman, Treasurer
Patty Gates, Secretary
Gloucester, MA 01930
Mayor Romeo Theken signs on as a CEO Against Stigma
Gloucester, MA—Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken has joined the growing list of municipal leaders and chief executives across the Commonwealth, vowing to help eliminate stigma in the workplace related to mental illness. The mayor of Cape Ann’s largest city has signed a pledge to become a CEO Against Stigma, joining the workplace initiative created by the state chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Mass).
“I’m proud to sign my name to this important initiative which offers courageous hope and opportunity to people with mental health conditions,” says Mayor Romeo Theken. “Across the Commonwealth, the North Shore and here in Gloucester, too many people are suffering from issues related to mental health and sadly avoiding appropriate care due to social stigmas. It’s time to tackle these negative outlooks and provide genuine help to our community.”
CEOs Against Stigma, which launched in 2015, partners with the top leaders of businesses, organizations and municipalities across Massachusetts to change misconceptions about mental illness by encouraging people to open up and speak freely about the conditions that affect them and their immediate families, and seek treatment.
“Mental health conditions – including depression and anxiety – affect one in five adults and are the number one cause of workplace disability,” says Linda Lewis, NAMI Cape Ann board member. “By joining CEOs Against Stigma, Mayor Romeo Theken demonstrates that she is committed to creating a supportive environment for everyone.”
One vital element of the campaign involves bringing NAMI’s In Our Own Voice (IOOV) presentations into the workplace. Recognized by a leading national mental health researcher as the most effective anti-stigma program in America, IOOV presentations feature two people sharing their personal stories of recovery. Mayor Romeo Theken and the City of Gloucester will also provide helpful information for employees and managers so they are better informed as well as make employees more aware of the mental health benefits available to them.
Mayor Romeo Theken also remarks, “While there has been terrific progress made around mental health advocacy, we can still do more to help. Gloucester’s city employees are our number one asset and providing benefits, support and care that keeps them strong physically and mentally remains a top priority.”
Any Massachusetts company, organization or municipality with at least 50 employees can join. NAMI Mass and its affiliates are committed to signing 250 executives and elected leaders to the campaign and reaching half a million employees. For more information about CEOs Against Stigma, log onto the website: http://ceos.namimass.org. You can also contact NAMI Cape Ann at 978-281-1557 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join in a rally and march to protest sexual violence on April 28th 6:30 PM at City Hall.