Monthly Archives: July 2016

TREMENDOUS EVENING OF BOOKS, CONVERSATION, AND WONDERFUL DINING WITH THE NEW GLOUCESTER HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL JAMES COOK, CHEF KEN DUCKWORTH, AND THE LIT HOUSE BOOK CLUB

James Cook copyright Kim SmithJames 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!DSCF2384

DSCF2404If 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.DSCF2396

DSCF2400DSCF2390On 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.

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Julia Butterflies drinking tears of the Yellow Spotted River Turtle, western Amazon rain forest, Ecuador. Photo by Ama La Vida

So Rick Noonan Just Dropped A Bomb- Introducing The GMG/ Cape Ann Coffees Hot /Cold Mug Club

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.)

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Order the tumbler on Amazon here

 

 

Joey C Gmg

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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.

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Katelyn Foley

Katelyn Foley Marcy Myler Plante you need one of these.

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Erin Wetson

Erin Wetson Damn

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Joan Kimberley

Joan Kimberley I think they reviewed in Consumer Reports and Yeti was not rated 1st. I’ll see if I can find.

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Larry Marcantonio

Larry Marcantonio You need my address in Florida cousin? 😉

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Marika Oliver

Marika Oliver Sold. I just ordered one! You should get a cut for your endorsement!

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Rick Noonan

Rick Noonan jumping on capt joes band wagon, there may be a Cape Ann Coffees special in the works… bring your Bionic Tumbler and ….

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Joey C Gmg

Joey C Gmg What was the and part?

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Rick Noonan

Rick Noonan haven’t come up with that yet…ideas ?

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Joey C Gmg

Joey C Gmg how about a 30 oz iced filled for lg price instead of xl?

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Rick Noonan

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

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Joey C Gmg

Joey C Gmg Love this. I’ll drop some GMG Stickers off

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GET YOUR TICKETS NOW FOR THE ANNISQUAM VILLAGE PLAYERS “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST”

These tickets sell out FAST! Here is the link to AVP’s wonderful production of Beauty and the Beast13697039_10153606620151651_9132348592407614864_n

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

Starring:

NARRATOR…PAUL HOROVITZ
PRINCE…BEN FULLER
OLD BEGGAR WOMAN/ENCHANTRESS…DAPHNE PAPP
BELLE…KELLY DUFFY
MAURICE…ANDREW HANKINSON
GASTON…PETER NELSON
LEFOU…THOM SMOKER
MONSIEUR D’ARQUE…TERRY SANDS
COGSWORTH…KEITH McCARTHY
LUMIERE…WILL ROUSMANIERE
BABETTE…TS BURNHAM
MRS. POTTS…KAITI MADDOX
CHIP…CHARLIE ROUSMANIERE
MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE…STEPHANIE MOREY-BARRY
BEAST…DAVE SCANNELL
CASTLE RUG… ELIZABETH RANGER

THREE CARYATID SERVANTS…
AEDAN McCARTHY
LIAM McCARTHY
MICHAEL NEWMAN

THREE SILLY GIRLS…
CHLOE BEAULIEU
EVA-MARIE RUDLER
EMILY FRICK

GASTON’S CRONIES…
AEDAN McCARTHY
LIAM McCARTHY
SEANIA McCARTHY
MICHAEL NEWMAN
BEN FULLER
JACOB BROWN
LEVIN RUDLER
BETHANY WILLCOX
LEILANI BROWN
ADDIE PATES

WOLVES…
JACOB BROWN
LEVIN RUDLER

TOWNSPEOPLE/SERVANTS…
JOHN HENTSCHEL
JOHN MOSCAL
HEIKE BOETTCHER
EVY STEWART
MARY FLAHERTY
LIZZY HANSON
HELEN IVES
AMANDA MADDOX
MORGAN REILLY

PRINCIPAL DANCER… EMILY WHALEN

FRENCH CHILDREN/SERVANTS…
JACK ROUSMANIERE
C.C. HANSON
JEREMY ADAMSON
FLETCHER WILSON

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