Last but not least, Sunday’s Fiesta photos. Please share with your favorite walker, rower or spectator! If you would like a copy of any photo, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. That’s a wrap!
Author Claire (Tebo) Alemian, formerly from Gloucester, will release her new novel, “In the Shadow of Light” on June 27th. “In the Shadow of Light” takes place in Gloucester during 1960s.
The story is told through the eyes of Ramona Newton as she looks back from midlife on her early years. By the time Ramona is fifteen, her mother has walked out, her father soon to follow, and she ends up at a place called the Far East, tending bar for Charlie Big and hustling pool to survive. The story reveals the period’s clash of generations and class divides, as well as the struggle for civil rights and the turmoil created by the Vietnam War.
Ultimately, it is a story about a woman in search of her true self and asks the question: Who do you become when everything that has meant the most to you is taken away? Readers entering Ramona’s world will travel alongside a young woman who is challenged, spirited and resilient, and who fights for survival against all odds while searching for the truth.
The novel may be purchased at the author’s website www.clairealemian.com as well as Amazon.com (hardcover & Kindle), Barnes & Noble (Nook only – search Claire Alemian In the Shadow of Light). Available at Apple iBooks within a week.
Claire will sign all hardcover orders that come in through her website or through Amazon.com
Wednesday was a crazy weather day, sun out with rain, then rain no sun. When I was over near Cambridge Beach decided to take a photo of the clouds. It looks like it was raining on the left side of the photo.
The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation presents a series of 9 free concerts on Meetinghouse Green, corner of Church and Middle St., Gloucester, from July 8 to September 2, 2016. The family-friendly concerts begin at 6 pm. Bring a picnic, folding chairs or blankets. In case of rain, the events will take place inside the Meetinghouse (no food or drink.) The public is invite
d to make free-will donations to Cape Ann non-profit organizations partnered with each concert (bring cash/check!) Parking is available next door at St John’s Church.
The concert schedule and non-profit partners:
July 8 Berklee Jazz Quintet & Linda Amero to benefit Pathways for Children
July 15 Ken Steiner Presents the Music of New Orleans to benefit Gloucester Stage Company
July 22 Peter Souza, 3 Sheets to the Wind to benefit Schooner Adventure
July 29 Northshoremen, Barbershop Chorus to benefit The Kestrel Educational Adventures
Aug 5 Willie Alexander and the Raztones to benefit Opioid Angel Program
Aug 12 Dory Mates + Brian King & Nathan Cohen to benefit Gloucester Writers Center
Aug 19 The Milkhouse Heaters, Vermont to benefit The Grace Center
Sep 2 Cape Ann Big Band (Ensemble) to benefit GMF Fire-Sprinkler Project
The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation’s mission is to preserve the City’s oldest church building (1806), centerpiece of the Historic District on the National Register, and to expand its non-religious use as a civic hub, entertainment venue and community center.
I know We Are All Excited About The Gorgeous New Beauport Hotel And We Should Be. I Firmly Believe The Addition Of The New Hotel Only Makes the Pie Bigger and Will Drive More Business To The Other Hotels and Restaurants In Town. A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats!
Rocky Neck Accommodations-
After declaring that I’m not a lobster roll fan on a GMG podcast a couple of weeks ago I was feeling a little bit like I should give them another shot. I love lobster…but I haven’t been a big fan of cold lobster…with mayo.
So, I had one at the Beauport Hotel with a cup of clam chowder. It was yummy and made for a pretty picture. And, I’d be remiss to not add, the chowder was one of the best I’ve had.
More from Joey’s Pit-
One of my fishermen was kind enough to donate some tuna to the cause. -A simple soy/sesame/red pepper flake marinade overnight and now they are placed on the grates to dry for an hour or two.
Light eight briquettes in the chimney and set up the charcoal basket in the smoker using the snake method with cherry chips and mesquite chunks. The charcoal will slowly work its way around not having the entire basket of charcoal going at once will help keep the temps down. We are looking to smoke around 250 degrees.
The tuna is placed with small gaps in between so the smoke can come on up through hitting each piece of tuna. The Maverick 732 grate probe is placed and another probe for the internal temp of the tuna. We will look to bring the internal temp on the tuna to about 135 F.