I spent the afternoon in New Hampshire today at my publisher’s warehouse picking up a batch of books. Although there was evidence of the drought all along the route, the lack of rain didn’t seem to effect these roadside beauties (or the intoxicated bee, see Instagram video below).
The secret life of trees. They talk to each other, they have families. Don’t miss this WBUR On Point story with the tree whisperer Peter Wohlleben.
“Trees have friends, feel loneliness, scream with pain and communicate underground via the ‘woodwide web’. Some act as parents and good neighbours. Others do more than just throw shade – they’re brutal bullies to rival species. The young ones take risks with their drinking and leaf-dropping then remember the hard lessons from their mistakes. It’s a hard-knock life.”
2016 is the 20th anniversary year that Essex National Heritage hosts these back to back Trails & Sails weekends. Get out there and check out all the special Gloucester Cape Ann happenings (considered ‘east’ in the search box)!
In Gloucester you can climb City Hall tower or follow one of the 3 self guided HarborWalk tours. Walk up the Fish Net mural to see City Hall and Sawyer Free WPA murals. The library is also featuring an annual local artists exhibition. Read about extra special tours and events at Cape Pond Ice, Magnolia Library and Historical Society, Maritime Gloucester, Cape Ann Museum, Cape Ann Trail Stewards tour Rafe Chasm, and Babson Boulders.
Rick and I went for a walk late in the day on Tuesday to Rafe’s Chasm. Every time I go out to Rafe’s Chasm there it always looks different.
More Cape Ann Dining News-
What could be better than cigars, beers and a buffet? Not much!
Join us on Thursday, September 29th as we turn our harbor-side deck into a cigar bar, Cape Ann Brewing style, and offer up a hearty fall buffet and fresh brews!
Tickets are $50 per person and include two beer tickets, two cigars supplied by Plus 90, and buffet. Tickets can be purchased at The Pub and on Eventbrite.com
Next Weekend kicks off with the Lanesville Music Festival FREE starting at NOON with a Dance Party from 8:30-11pm featuring King Brown Mattacks and Gates — only $10 at the door. And if you’d prefer classical music to dancing you can go to the Cape Ann Symphony’s Big Night Big Music concert featuring Bernstein, Debussy and Respighi
Then on Sunday 9/25 from 2-7pm go to The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence feat. Marina Evans, Jon Butcher, Fozzie Hill w/ Wolf Ginandes, Allen Estes, John Raymond Jerome & Fly Amero at Mile Marker One! Free with donations accepted to support the North Shore Health Project.
Finally, on OCT 1 The Larcom Performing Arts Theatre Fall Concert Season kicks off with Victor Wainwright and the Wild Roots and special Guest Dwight & Nicole right down the road in Beverly.
Dave says, It’s Gerund Appreciation Week as we welcome back the obfuscatin’ coagulatin’ roller skatin’ Mr. Chris “Stovall” Brown. The man with a plan and a a guitar behind his back and nothin’ up his sleeve continues to bewilder and amaze. Ichor will be flowing like whine.
The porkulatin’ Mr. Anzelone will be zzzin’ and drippin behind his drum kit. i’ll be administratin’ behind the bass. That’s Thursday at the RL !
The Rhumb Line
40 Railroad Ave.
Congrats to our Ocean Alliance.
On Monday Sept 12th, Tom Costello from NBC Nightly News visited Ocean Alliance to shoot a story on SnotBot.
Mr. Costello was accompanied by his producer Jay Blackman, a videographer, and soundman. The weather was absolutely beautiful and the NBC team were on site from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm.
Our CEO and chief SnotBot pilot Iain Kerr was interviewed and filmed flying SnotBot. Understanding the unique perspective of a drone, he offered to shoot some video of Mr. Costello for the news story with SnotBot. NBC are now heading to interview Dr. Scott Baker at Oregon State University, who is analyzing SnotBot samples from our most recent expedition to Alaska.
24 NEA National Medal of Arts and NEH National Humanities Medals will be awarded to artists from our country in a special ceremony on September 22, 2016. NEA and NEH “serve different constituents”. Right. Anyhow, celebrating 24 exciting nominees rather than 12 is great! The event will be live streamed at www.whitehouse.gov/live. Both agencies are celebrating their 50th anniversary and request and receive nearly identical budgets, ie. 146 million FY2015.
Two days after the medal ceremony, the newest Smithsonian museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, will open and I’m told it’s a hot ticket.
NEH National Medal (awarding since 1996) recipients
Rudolfo Anaya (author), Jose Andres (chef), Ron Chernow (author), Louise Gluck (poet), Terry Gross (radio host), Wynton Marsalis (composer/musician- he received an NEA one in 2005), James McBride (author), Louis Menand (author), Elaine Pagels (historian), Prison University Project (San Quentin), Abraham Verghese (Physician/author), Isabel Wilkerson (journalist)
There are past NEH recipients with Massachusetts ties. A direct Gloucester match includes Hilton Kramer (2004 NEH). I bet Israel Horovitz and Deborah Cramer will be announced one year soon! Louis Menand to be honored next week wrote about TS Eliot. Prior years there are Gloucester connections like Monuments Men Foundation (NEH 2007/ Walker Hancock.) A wider North Shore net pulls out big names like John Updike/Ipswich (NEH 2003). From the NEH press release: “Since 1996, when the first National Humanities Medal was given, 175 individuals have been honored, inclusive of this year’s recipients. Thirteen organizations have also received medals. A complete list of previous honorees is available at this link: http://www.neh.gov/about/awards/national-humanities-medals”
Rudolfo Anaya’s novel Bless Me, Ultima, is a part of the NEA Big Read, grants awarded mostly for one town events with a book that’s pre-selected. Our local Cape Ann Reads effort will target 4 communities and as Deborah French, Director TOHP Burnham Library comments, “ WE will create one book to be read by four communities!”
NEA National Medal (awarding since 1984) recipients
Mel Brooks (cinema/broadway/tv), Sandra Cisneros (author), Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Morgan Freeman (actor), Phillip Glass (composer), Berry Gordy (music producer/Motown), Santiago Jimenez Jr (musician), Moises Kaufman (theater), Ralph Lemon (dance), Audra McDonald (singer/actor), Luis Valdez (playwright/film/tv), and Jack Whitten (painter)
Any U.S. citizen or group who, in the President’s judgment, “…are deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to the excellence, growth, support and availability of the arts in the United States.” [U.S.C. Sec. 955b (b) (1)] Have you submitted a nomination? You can- here’s how. And here’s a link to a list of the prior NEA National Medal recipients.
Ran into this movie set on the way to find some cloud shots this morning at Lane’s cove….wonder what they are filming!
Stefan Edick shared this on Facebook. Just extraordinarily beautiful. Passing it along for GMG readers.
Pick #1: Appleton Farm Family Farm Day
One of my favorite fall events!
Come celebrate the fall season with some good old-fashioned fun on America’s oldest working farm. Grab your friends and family and join us at Appleton Farms for our annual Family Farm Day! Visit with our farm animals, climb aboard a tractor, paint your own pumpkin, learn about beekeeping, challenge your friends at the potato spoon relay or hay obstacle course, and make sure to enjoy a pony ride! Looking for more? There are old-fashioned games like tug-o-war, crafts, face-painting, farm tattoos, and live music by Ben Rudnick and Friends.
All this activity will surely have you hungry for some fresh-from-the- farm food. Visit the food court where you will find our own 100% grass-fed burgers, seafood selections from Joe’s on a Roll, and Sa’ls Pizza. Snacks, drinks, and dessert will include White Farms Ice Cream, Pure Pastry, cider donuts, popcorn, Mojo cold-brewed coffee, and lemonade.
Admission includes everything except food and beverages. This event runs rain or shine. Admission fee is per car. Trustees members don’t forget your membership card to receive discounted admission. Not a member yet? Join at the event and receive a free Appleton t-shirt plus $10 off a family membership! (Promotion available at the event only).
Pick #2: Fish Box Derby
Thanks to Greg Bover’s post back on August 31st, I have had the Fish Box Derby on my radar for a couple of weeks! Which is great, because I often miss it. This year’s event takes place on Sunday, September 18th at noon.
Pick #3: Cape Ann Youth Hockey Presents: Bruins Alumni vs. Gloucester Police Department
Friday Night (Sept. 16th) @ Talbot Rink
Gloucester Police vs. Bruins Alumni
Puck drops at 7pm
Fishermen Girls Hockey will be running a concession with snacks, drinks & pizza
Come wear your CAYH colors and cheer on the teams!
As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid
Charles and George King write:
Hi Civil War coat peeps
Today we piled into the car and drove to Museum Textile Services to meet Camille and see the coat. The mood was exciting because we’ve never actually seen it! The last time we wrote was almost a month ago to the day—you can read that Cape Ann Beacon update below our sign off. A business on Main Street asked us to stop by because of that article which we’ll update next.
The coat is looking pretty good! It needs finishing touches but the conservator has done an excellent job. A lot of her work will be invisible but will keep it safe. We saw some cool things close up like the form, conservator sculpting tools, original patches and buttons. We inspected the back and saw some threads that give evidence that buttons were once there. She told us originally the coat fabric was a linsey-woolsey which means a linen and wool mix. Anyway we had a great time—see some photos here https://goo.gl/photos/K9ywkvRXLEMUFrFa7. The stand in the photo is not the final stand, but it is the same color/wood.
The newest Smithsonian museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture is opening September 24th. Black veterans of the Civil War had the idea for a museum in 1915. We wrote them last year and will be excited to see what the museum thinks about Gloucester’s Bacheler Civil War coat.
Charles and George
Posted on August 15, 2016 by Charge King
Reporter Alyse Diamantides met us on July 12 at the Gloucester High School. She was interested in writing an article about the coat for the Cape Ann Beacon. She was in Gloucester and next she was going to write about Pastaio. We talked about the poll (Sorry the poll expired. We didn’t realize it would only last three days. Please still e-mail any vote you have to firstname.lastname@example.org.) Alyse wrote a fantastic article about the coat display possibilities. Alyse sent us a link. The paper came out last Friday August 12 and you can pick it up around town. http://gloucester.wickedlocal.com/news/20160812/gloucester-twins-work-to-restore-civil-war-coat. We will continue to raise money here after we all make a decision on the display.
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.
TEMPLE AHAVAT ACHIM
(86 Middle St, Gloucester, MA 01930 | 978-281-0739 | www.taagloucester.org)
Everyone is welcome! We don’t charge for tickets.
Sunday, October 2nd
EREV ROSH HASHANAH
7 pm Evening Service
Monday, October 3rd
FIRST DAY ROSH HASHANAH
9 am Services Begin
9:45 am Tot/Pre-School Service and Youth/Family Service
5 pm Tashlich – Meet at Captain Solomon Jacobs Dock next to Coast Guard Station off of Harbor Loop
Tuesday, October 4th
SECOND DAY ROSH HASHANAH
9 am Services Begin
Tuesday, October 11th
7 pm Services Begin
Wednesday, October 12th
9 am Services Begin
9:45 am Tot/Pre-School Service and Youth/Family Service
10:40 am Yizkor
5 pm Mincha, Neila Service
7 pm Shofar, Ma’ariv, Havdallah, and Community Break Fast
Monday, October 17th
9 am Services Begin
Sunday, October 23rd
SUKKOT DAY VII
9 am Minyan
5:30 pm Simchat Torah Celebration
SHMINI ATZERET & SIMCHAT TORAH
9 am Morning Service with Yizkor