Our Lady of Good Voyage was designed to resemble the Church of Santa Maria Magdalena on the island of Pico in the Azores. The west tower houses one of the oldest collections of carillon bells in the nation. The community is treated to a concert of the bells of Good Voyage on Tuesday evenings during the warmer months.
“Originally dedicated in 1893, Our Lady of Good Voyage was built for the Portuguese community in Gloucester, after they petitioned the Roman Catholic Church for the establishment of a place to worship dedicated to the Madonna. Large numbers of Portuguese immigrants migrated from the rugged Azores Islands and began settling around Gloucester’s Inner Harbor as early as 1829 to work in the city’s active fishing industry. By 1888, approximately 200 Portuguese families lived in Gloucester making it the largest Portuguese colony on the East Coast. According to the story of Our Lady of Good Voyage, a stranded fisherman in the rough Atlantic Ocean broke one of his oars and could not return to his homeport. He sought help from the Madonna and the sea miraculously calmed allowing him to reach port safely.”
Church of Santa Maria Magdalena, Madalena, Pico Island, Azores, Portugal
Church of Santa Maria Magdalena photo courtesy Google image search.
COYOTE FORUM SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 2nd FROM 7 TO 9PM
Our city continues to discuss coyote conflicts with state partners, including Mass Environmental Police, Mass Division of Fisheries & Wildlife, and the Governor’s office, with direct conversations with the Lieutenant Governor. In addition to the on-going research by ad-hoc groups, our newly formed Animal Advisory Board will provide new insights (we need new members on this board, so please consider applying). Lastly, we are setting up a meeting tentative for Thursday, Feb 2nd from 7PM to 9PM at City Hall to host another informal coyote forum with information from state environmental partners, animal control, and time for questions and answers, too. We will continue to press our state leaders for safe and swift solutions and additional police and animal patrols remain on alert across Gloucester. Please see the link from Mass.gov on helpful tips and resolving conflicts (which includes law stating, “Coyotes taking pets are not considered an immediate threat to human safety, therefore ACO’s and municipal police departments are not authorized to remove these wild animals.”) We will provide more updates as they develop. Thank you.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 20 3pm
Gloucester Stage Company invites all to a free watch party of the extraordinary Concert For America at 3pm on Friday, January 20 at GSC, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester. Gloucester Stage will live stream this star studded benefit concert highlighting the diversity and hope that is America at its best from Town Hall in NYC. Some of Broadway’s biggest stars are slated to perform including Chita Rivera, Kelli O’Hara, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Betty Buckley, Jessie Mueller Billy Porter, Sharon Gless, Andrea Martin, Bebe Neuwirth, Rosie O’Donnell, Rosie Perez, Lillias White, Judy Gold, Caroline Rhea, Stephanie Mills and Charles Busch. Any donations made that day will be evenly spilt among these organizations: Planned Parenthood, NAACP, Sierra Club Foundation, Southern Poverty Law Center and National Immigration Law Center. The Concert For America starts at 3pm on the big screen at GSC on January 20. Admission is free. Call 978-281-4433 for more information.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 7:30 PM
HUMOR FOR HUMANITY
Humor for Humanity is a new social enterprise founded by comedian Jimmy Tingle that aspires to use entertainment for purposes beyond entertainment! According to Tingle, “Our mission is to help raise spirits, funds and awareness for non-profits, charities and social causes through social media, traditional media and live events. Our Mission is Their Mission. Humor for Humanity; Humor and Helping; Humor and Healing; Humor and Hope; HaH! HaH! HaH!” From 60 Minutes II and MSNBC, comedian and commentator Jimmy Tingle captures the sweet spot between Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. His unique brand of topical yet timeless comedy is as insightful as it is hilarious. Jimmy Tingle will make you laugh, make you think, and make you feel better with his clean, funny intelligent humor for audiences of all ages. Jimmy Tingle’s Humor For Humanity is Saturday, January 28 at 7:30 pm at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester , MA> All tickets are $25, general admission. For tickets and further information about Humor For Humanity, visit www.gloucesterstage.com or call 978-281-4433
Want to thank Bridgette for letting me know where to find this cutie. So many photographers with their tripods and this cute little Screech Owl just slept and was not bothered by the onlookers.
You heard me right! We wanted to wait this year and put it out after all the holidays in the lull of winter. So here we are, kicking you in the privates to get your attention.
WE WANT TO PARTAY WITH YOU!
Are You A FOB?
Then you better get your sexy ass down to Cape Ann Giclee For The GMG XMAS Party January 28th! 6PM Til We Burn Down The Neighborhood!
I’m just gonna put this out there that if you consider yourself a FOB you had better show up for our killer OFFICIAL GMG CHRISTMAS PARTY!!!!!!
We’re gonna celebrate it all, Kwanza, spinnin the dradel, all that fun shit!
Saturday, December 28th, 2017 – 6 to 11pm (ish)
Cape Ann Giclée
20 Maplewood Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
Alicia Unleashed Episode 52 taped 1/18/17 with B-Side, Kevin Bacon and Alicia Cox
Football Recap, Playoff Weekend, Goodell, Pats Nation, Concerts, Would you go to the movies by yourself?, How many bags do you bring to work?, What do you call a bag? etc
Come in to Latitude 43 or Minglewood Tavern anytime between now and halftime during the AFC Championship game on Sunday for your chance to win this sweet snowboard! And get two entries if you join us for the game!
Each time you come in you get a chance to win!
Latitude 43 + Minglewood Tavern = the Ultimate Sunday Football Destination
Latitude 43 & Minglewood Tavern are located at 25 Rogers Street
Our continuing series at the Rhumb Line continues this Thursday with the arrival of Mr. Brad Faucher. In the old days, Brad was an irregular upon these shores, but has since left the North Shore for greener oceans, i.e. getting his own Thursday gig, but I’ve managed to bribe him to come back and continue where he’s left off. An amazing blues scholar, Mr. B. will tantalize you with his meaty interpretations of R&B classics and sordid blooze.
He’s bringing along his old goombahs, Mr. John Cameron, on keys, and former Broomful o’ Blooz drummmbler, Mr. Chris Rivelli.
40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
Few shots from Parker River Wildlife Sanctuary on Monday morning at sunrise. Sandy Point is a great spot for sunrise right now.
Pick #1: VANESSA TRIEN & THE JUMPING MONKEYS
Part of the Family Series at The Cabot in Beverly, this show is at 10:30 on Saturday. Doors open at 9:30. Tickets cost $8.50 for children and $13.50 for grown-ups.
Vanessa Trien has been performing music for kids and families since 2005, many of those years in collaboration with her lively folk/roots/pop band, the Jumping Monkeys. She has three Parents’ Choice award-winning CDs for kids and families and is currently working on her fourth album, due out this winter. Vanessa packs concert halls, preschool fundraisers and outdoor venues with dancing kids and families.
She is known for her highly interactive shows, featuring plenty of group singing and movement. One of her most requested songs, “Tickle Monster” has families sneaking around on tip toe and then on queue, all start tickling each other!
In addition to performing, Vanessa teaches as an early childhood music specialist in preschool and pre-K classrooms in Brookline and has also taught parent and child group Music Together classes for ten years. Originally from New York City.
Vanessa moved to Boston in the nineties to attend Harvard’s Graduate School for Education and has stayed ever since, first diving into the Cambridge folk music scene and festival production and then eventually jumping with her whole heart into the wild and wonderful world of children’s music!
Pick #2: Snow Tubing at New England Sports Park in Amesbury.
Tickets are available for different tubing sessions. You can choose either from 10:00-2:00 or 2:00- 5:00, or 5:00-8:00 (Saturday only).
Pick #3: The Cape Ann Museum
We are so fortunate that the Cape Ann Museum is free to all Cape Ann residents for the month of January! This is the time to go! What a wonderful escape from the winter blues.
Be sure to enjoy one of the Winter Shorts during your visit.
Join the docents of the Cape Ann Museum on a variety of themed mini tours. Several twenty minute tours will be offered, beginning on the hour and on the half hour. Each tour will touch on a particular area within the Museum’s collections. Docents have created tours around their favorite topics, including Gloucester Fishermen, Women Artists of Cape Ann and 19th Century Selfies, among others. Participants are encouraged to spend the entire day at the Museum, enjoying one, two or all of the mini tours.
Tours are free for CAM members and Cape Ann residents or with Museum admission. Tours are “first come, first served” (space is limited – no reservations).
As always, for a comprehensive list of family activity please visit our friends at North Shore Kid
Are you a parent of a Gloucester High School Student?
Our FREE Gloucester High School Spring/Summer Internship Program starts in a few weeks – Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Summer 2017 is right around the corner – does your son or daughter you have a job yet?
This is a FREE Gloucester High School Internship Program for 9th-11th graders which will help students search and secure summer jobs, upgrade their resumes and more!
SPACES ARE LIMITED SO STUDENTS SHOULD APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
To apply, students should email Caitlin Pszenny at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information or questions, please call Caitlin: 339-788-1994
Part 1 – a 15 week class will meet Tuesdays after school 2:20 PM – 4:20 PM starting February 7th
- Topics include: exploring student skills and interests, writing the best cover letter and resume, acing the interview, and networking for job opportunities
- Class will…
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Join us for a ‘Refresher to QuickBooks’ Seminar (Advanced Beginners welcomed as well!). Two days: Tuesday, February 7 & Thursday, February 9, 2017, from 5:30-8:30 PM at Gloucester High School. Space for this seminar is limited – REGISTER HERE.
The class will be geared toward Small Business owners with some basic knowledge of Quickbooks or some other accounting software. It may be too fast paced for some beginners, however basic beginner skills will be reviewed.
Instructor: Mary Lou Balbo is a Senior Accountant with the CPA firm, Horvitz & Frisch, PC, located at 128 Main Street, Gloucester. Mary Lou has 35+ years of accounting, bookkeeping and tax preparation Experience. Horvitz & Frisch, PC, offers computer cnsulting and bookkeeping training, in addition to accounting and financial services.
Assistant: Marcia Hubbard, Finance Manager of The Open Door.
Class size is limited. Payment is required to hold a reservation. Cost is $175.00, or…
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