A huge shout out to co-directors Terry Sands and Mary Curtis and the outstanding cast and crew of the Annisquam Village Players Beauty and the Beast for once again creating summer theatre magic. The cast is stellar and the production flawless. Three Cheers and a Standing Ovation for All!!! An extra special extra shout out to three friends, Will Rousmaniere, Peter Nelson, and Keith McCarthy who have been performing with AVP off and on forever and it was wonderful to see all three on stage together!
Hats off to the Annisquam Village Players amazing production team: Co–directors: Terry Sands and Mary Curtis, Musical Director: Marcia Groome, Choral Director: Kristina Martin, Choreographer: Deej Viau, Production Manager: Seania McCarthy, Stage Manager: Natalie Frontiero, Set Designer: Chicki Hollett, Costumes: Julia Kelliher, and Technical/Lighting: Rick Brooks and Dan Lampert. See the program for a complete list of cast and crew.
The big infrastructure work along the western side of the Boulevard is 80% complete
and on track to meet its October 1st heavy construction milestone. The finish line –opening to the public– will come soon after. Seasons of activity have continued these past 15 months with little disruption.
The eastern end of the Boulevard was refurbished after the Blizzard of 1978. The current project encompasses the western side and chugged forward once the green light cleared in May of 2015. (The planning and quest for funding began years before, as in 1999) This is huge! It’s Gloucester harbor and one of the world’s beautiful promenades.
So what’s been happening? Mike Hale said that the seawall has been restored; the sidewalks are being reconstructed; a low stone wall removed and rebuilt; railing test pieces installed; light bases installed for new lights (there weren’t any lights before); and more. Landscape features and framing are on the plans to be built out next month. The island side of Blynman will come next.
This project isn’t the only game in town for this department. DPW manages to keep all the balls in the air. They are impressive!
Selective Historiesby Andrew Stearns August 10 – 19, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 11, 2016, 7-8:30 PM
Falcon’s Nest Gallery at the Hive
11 Pleasant Street ~ Gloucester, MA ~ thehivecenter.org
Selective Histories explores the continuously shifting narratives of time and space. According to the artist, Andrew Stearns, not only does history have a way of repeating itself, but at times, it simply fades and is lost. The Falcon’s Nest Gallery at the Hive showcases Stearn’s interpretation of relevant historical moments and the change in perception over time. Like postcards of yesteryear, Stearns demonstrates that printmaking provides a integral component in acknowledging and celebrating these events visually.
Andrew Stearns, originally from New Hampshire, graduated from Massachusetts College of Art + Design with a BFA in both Printmaking and the History of Art. Stearns continued to live and work in Boston upon graduation.
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Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, August 10th – 7pm
Musical Guest: RON SCHRANK!
Ron Schrank does his thing once again at the Rhumby this
week. Classic American folk music, pure and simple delivery.
Come join us! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen…
…now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
8/17 – John Rockwell