Or any alternatives? I’d love to hear some real world testimonials.
James Cook, the newly appointed Gloucester High School’s principal led a thoughtful conversation on Rebecca Solnit’s The Faraway Nearby. It was a pleasure to meet Principal Cook. He has been a teacher at GHS since 1999, most recently as the head of the English Language Arts Department. Principal Cook also spent nine years coaching the boys soccer team, five years as head coach, as well as serving as the faculty advisor for the environmental club, human rights club, student newspaper, and literary and arts magazine. A fantastic win for Gloucester students and faculty in appointing Principal Cook!
If you’ve never been to a Lit House book club event, please come! The events are open to Everyone. And if like me, you sometimes don’t have time to read the book before the event, after attending you’ll be inspired to do so. And of course we have the best food of any book club, with fabulous dinners prepared by Chef Ken Duckworth.
On August 21st, author Anna Solomon will be moderating a discussion on The Hours by Michael Cunningham. Click here to find out more and purchase tickets.
During The Faraway Nearby event we briefly discussed an essay by Solonit, which included the topic about moths drinking the tears of sleeping birds. I was reminded of this famous photo of a butterfly kissing turtle tears (some butterflies also drink crocodile tears, too!). Species of butterflies and moths that drink the fluid of another creature’s eyes are actually extracting much needed salts, minerals, and proteins from the liquids. As Lepidoptera are herbivores, they look for minerals from other sources outside their diet, including mud puddles and human perspiration. Male Lepidoptera especially seek additional sodium for egg production. This behavior is known as lachryphagy.
Julia Butterflies drinking tears of the Yellow Spotted River Turtle, western Amazon rain forest, Ecuador. Photo by Ama La Vida
I was commenting about how I forgot my 30 oz double walled Oasis stainless steel tumbler at the dock yesterday and after having filled it with ice at 10 am yesterday there was still ice when I got to work at 4:30AM today. I posted this to Facebook and Rick suggested we come up with a mug club idea- read what transpired below-
(The short version is you order the tumbler here, put on the supplied GMG and Cape Ann Coffees Sticker and you get an XL hot or cold coffee for the price of a large.)
10 hrs ·
Just got to work. Forgot my 30 oz double walled stainless tumbler here yesterday. Still ice left from 10:00 yesterday morning. Bananas! — at Capt Joe & Sons.
Erin Wetson Damn
Katelyn Foley replied · 1 Reply
Joan Kimberley I think they reviewed in Consumer Reports and Yeti was not rated 1st. I’ll see if I can find.
Larry Marcantonio You need my address in Florida cousin? 😉
Marika Oliver Sold. I just ordered one! You should get a cut for your endorsement!
Joey C Gmg What was the and part?
Rick Noonan haven’t come up with that yet…ideas ?
Joey C Gmg how about a 30 oz iced filled for lg price instead of xl?
Rick Noonan ok so how many of your 50,000 views a DAY have bought this tumbler …. we could put your decal on one side my on the other and start a hot & cold mug club brought to you by GMG and CAC
Joey C Gmg Love this. I’ll drop some GMG Stickers off
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These tickets sell out FAST! Here is the link to AVP’s wonderful production of Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast Cast Photo from the Horribles Parade
Join the Annisquam Village Players for a magical time as they present BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Performances run August 9-14 all at 7:30 PM
Tickets are currently available online
OLD BEGGAR WOMAN/ENCHANTRESS…DAPHNE PAPP
MONSIEUR D’ARQUE…TERRY SANDS
MRS. POTTS…KAITI MADDOX
MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE…STEPHANIE MOREY-BARRY
CASTLE RUG… ELIZABETH RANGER
THREE CARYATID SERVANTS…
THREE SILLY GIRLS…
PRINCIPAL DANCER… EMILY WHALEN
About the Series
This is concert three in a series of nine free concerts on the Meetinghouse Green at the corner of Church and Middle Street, from July 8 to September 2, 2016 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm
The public is invited to make free-will donations to the Schooner Adventure.
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 permitted.)
About the Music
Three Sheets to the Wind is an old sailing term and refers to a ship whose sheets (lines) have come loose, causing the sails to flap uncontrolled and the ship to shudder and roll (like a staggering drunk) and meander at the mercy of the elements.
Three Sheets to the Wind is also a Gloucester chantey/sea music group. Many of the crew have years of established song and sea history to offer and create a perfect storm of song and good cheer. Their vocals, harmonies and instrument skills are phenomenal, and they have a great time performing and drawing the audience into the fun.
About Schooner Adventure
The Gloucester Adventure, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit maritime historic preservation and educational organization. We are the stewards of the 1926 dory-fishing Schooner Adventure. Our mission begins with restoration and preservation in perpetuity of the National Historic Landmark Schooner Adventure, one of the last surviving Grand Banks dory-fishing schooners. The Schooner Adventure is a national treasure that has resumed active sailing as an icon of the American fisheries and as a floating classroom for maritime history and environmental education programs. The Schooner will be operated at sea, primarily along the New England coast, as a living monument to Massachusetts’ fishing heritage. As such, the Schooner Adventure is important not only to Gloucester, but also to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and all America.
Walt Kolenda owner of Cape Ann Estates Auction is holding an Auction on Saturday July 23, 2016. To see more information about this great auction please follow the link below. There is great merchandise to bid on.
This image is from the “Biggert Collection of Architectural Vignettes on Commercial Stationery”, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University
There are 1100ft’ of commercial space available within the historic brick building — one small structure in the industrial complex that is still going strong, as in the Cutter family’s
Strong Leather Company.
In business since 1932, Strong Leather is a major player in producing essential gear for law enforcement such as leather belts, holsters, wallets and accessories. They wholesale to police and military suppliers. They have made local products for Gloucester and Rockport police and fire departments and sometimes Essex and Ipswich. Besides the leather factory, offshoot businesses on site for three generations of the Cutter family include advertising and product and promotional projects. Prior to the leather business, the historic factory was built and incorporated in 1884. Gloucester Net & Twine quickly ramped up as a major ancillary supplier for the fishing industry. It’s one of the largest oldest factories still standing and was placed on the National Historic Registry in 1996. Eight volumes of historic plan books for Gloucester Net & Twine Company are in the collection of Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum.
Gloucester Net & Twine Company is included in the National Park Service maritime history trail in MA. Gloucester is one of the cities with the most sites–only Boston has more. Besides this historic factory building, other Gloucester sites on the maritime trail include: Our Lady of Good Voyage, East Gloucester Square Historic District, Man at the Wheel, Schooner Adventure, Ten Pound Light, Eastern Point Light Station, and Annisquam Harbor Light Station.
People interested in the rental space:
- This is office space and hours. Not residential. There is no living space.
- Two offices and open bull pens, storage closet, and bathroom
- No artist studio space (I write that because I have been asked to look for an industrial space that could work for a glass artist–blow torch, glass kiln, etc.There has to be a space in Gloucester somewhere for that sort of artist request!) I wish Maplewood school was artist studios.
- $1800 monthly
- ask for Brian (978)281-3300
I first saw this display at the White-Ellery House in Gloucester last month and most recently saw it again at Walker-Creek in Essex. This is collaborative installation called “CURRENT” created by Tim Ferguson Sauder, a design professor at Olin College and resident of Lanesville and Rob Alexander, a creative director of Office a firm based in San Francisco. It’s a sculpture created to explore issues related to Cape Ann’s Fishing industry.
Insights On Site has sponsored this display at the White-Ellery House (1710), owned and operated by the Cape Ann Museum, which has served as the backdrop for a series of one-day contemporary art installations since 2010. The House is located at 245 Washington Street in Gloucester and is free and open to the public on select Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each month from May through October as part of Escapes North 17th Century Saturdays.
Next series of art-installations at the White-Ellery house include:
In the Heart of Place: Image and Expression
Combining photography with the written word, Williams invites visitors to consider their sense of place, as well as their emotional connections to it. Kathleen resides in Magnolia.
A selection of paintings, sculpture, murals and mixed media works by Gibb, the first woman to run and complete the Boston Marathon in 1966; the installation coincides with the 50th anniversary of her historic run. Bobbi is a Rockport resident.
Leslie Lyman and Karen Battles
Here – Long Ago
A collaborative mixed media installation intended to spark visitors’ imaginations about the stories held within objects and dwellings. Leslie creates art at her home in Beverly Farms; Karen is a graphic designer living in Newburyport.
About the White-Ellery House
The White-Ellery House, located at 245 Washington Street in Gloucester at the Route 128 Grant Circle Rotary, was built in 1710 and is one of just a handful of First Period houses in Eastern Massachusetts that survives to this day. Unlike other structures of this period, the largely unfurnished house has had very few interior alterations over the years. Stepping inside today, visitors enter much the same house they would have 300 years ago. Parking is available off Poplar Street in the field behind the house.
I was lucky to catch a small part of the Blackburn Challenge the other day. I wasn’t able to find our very own Paul Morrison and RD, but I did chance upon these pretty cool 6 person outriggers headed under the Cut Bridge.
I was a beautiful night on the harbor last night and I took this 30 second exposure around midnight. The fog was an added bonus!
North Shore Kid
Bobbie Brooks writes:
This Fri, Sat, Sun – the 22/23/24 from 9-1
HUNDREDS OF HYBRID DAYLILIES AND THEIR COMPANIONS ARE IN PEAK BLOOM!
73 Langsford St, Lanesville 127, Gloucester
Yes, there are SELLING BEDS – you point, we dig! or order for a Sept pick up.
Bring a camera! Bring a friend! Bring your wallet!
Joey C ~
A place where non-profit Cape Ann organizations can post press releases directly and then those press releases will be reposted to http://www.goodmorninggloucester.com . This is not an advertising space for businesses, fitness or wellness organizations, or music listings.
The web address will be http://www.capeanncommunity.com
To have your community organization news posted here, contact Joey C who will grant access for you to post directly.
Sandy Bay Yacht Club in Rockport Second in the Thursday Talk Series Titled “Navigating the Cosmos” with William Waller, Ph.D
Join us this Thursday, July 21 at 7 p.m. at the Sandy Bay Yacht Club in Rockport for the second in the Thursday Talk series titled “Navigating the Cosmos” with William Waller, Ph.D. Bill will take us on a cosmic journey — from Rockport’s Front Beach into the Solar System, Milky Way and beyond. Along the way, he will show how astronomers reckon distances and sizes of myriad celestial wonders. It can take a lifetime to effectively navigate the currents, waves, winds, and shoals of Sandy Bay. It is another thing altogether to navigate our planet, galaxy, and universe. Bill is a former NASA astrophysicist and Tufts professor of astronomy. He currently teaches physical sciences at Rockport High School and writes general interest books on astronomy. Refreshments provided. All invited to attend!
Make your bids now–the Annisquam Village Church online auction ends Wednesday night, 7/20, at 9:00!