BEAUTIFUL GLOUCESTER HARBOR AFTER THE SNOWSTORM

Beautiful Gloucester Harbor in the morning light as the storm was departing.gloucester-harbor-paint-factory-cape-pond-ice-copyright-kim-smithStanding on the pier at I4-C2 HarborWalk.
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Harbor dredging clean up continues

REMINDER: COYOTE FORUM TONIGHT AT CITY HALL

Tonight at 7pm the coyote forum will be held at Kyrouz Auditorium. The program sounds similar to the one presented last year at this time. If you plan to go, leave early because last year the auditorium was packed.

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Eastern Coyote, Loblolly Cove
Coyote scat ©Kim Smith 2016Coyote scat, Eastern Point
Coyote lair ©Kim Smith 2016Coyote lair, Brace Cove

COYOTE raiding garbage can left outside house. Rocky Mountains. (Canis latrans).
COYOTE raiding garbage can left outside house.
Rocky Mountains. (Canis latrans).

Coyote eating trash courtesy Google image search

Get Your Red On – February is ‘National Heart Month’

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Valentine’s Day is Just Around the Corner – Good reminder to take good care of yourself so you can enjoy more quality time with those you love. 

Lecture –  ‘Loving Others Begins With Loving Yourself. Self-Love Begins With Self-Care.’  Thursday. February 16th. 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Hearty healthy snacks and beverages will be available. Cost: ‘By Donation.’ Contact us for details and to register. Advance Registration Required. 

Contact us for other wellness and self-care workshops available through Dreamtime Wellness™ (Ask in advance if you wish to receive continuing education contact hours/ceu’s for nurses, social workers, body workers and case managers for some workshops.)

February is a Big Month for ‘Heart Health’ Awareness  – 

  • Women’s Heart Week – First week of February.
  • ‘Wear Red’ Day – February 3rd.  #GoRedWearRed
  • National Heart Month – the entire month of February

‘Get Your Red On’ and Help…

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LEVEN & SORELLANZA VALENTINES’ CONCERT

PRESS RELEASE: GLOUCESTER MEETINGHOUSE CONCERT

TITLE: ‘LEVEN & SORELLANZA VALENTINES’ CONCERT

WHAT TO EXPECT:

‘Leven and Sorellanza performed in concert together for the first time at the Gloucester Meetinghouse in February 2015 and return this year with the Valentine’s Day theme. They began their debut by flying a long banner over the audience as they produced ethereal sounds that set a magical tone to the whole evening. The varied repertoire of these talented women and their evident exuberance for singing a cappella was hugely entertaining as well as moving for the audience with playful solos, duets and rhythmic gymnastics adding spice to their superbly blended ensembles. Prepare to relax, laugh, remember, and allow the theme of love to permeate your soul with music sung from the heart. 

WHAT’S SPECIAL? Two Cape Ann a cappella womens’ vocal ensembles raise their voices in songs of Love…and Home…and Love…and Work…and Love…and Life…and Love…and Strength…and Love…and Peace…and Love some more…

WHEN: Saturday, February 11th 2017, 7:30pm

WHERE: The historic 1806 Gloucester Meetinghouse (home of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church), corner of Church & Middle Street, with accessible side entrance at 10 Church Street.

COST: Free admission. Voluntary donations gratefully accepted for the two womens’ ensembles and the Meetinghouse Preservation Fund.

PERFORMERS:

‘Leven is an enduring ensemble of Cape Ann womens’ voices founded in 1991 in

the eleventh month, at 1111 Washington St., under the leavening influence of Dawn Pratson

and ten similarly enlightened ladies.

Various combinations of ‘Leven singers have continued to bring powerful, poignant and eclectic a cappella repertoire to Cape Ann audiences for the past 26 years. In this Valentine season they sing songs for the love of “home” – whether keeping the home fires burning, departing for far off places, or returning back home again.

‘Leven members: Sue Bonior, Pat Maloney Brown, Caroline Haines, Anne Hyde, Kristina Martin, and Sheryl Reed

Sorellanza is a womens’ a cappella group based on Cape Ann and directed by Rockport resident, Patti Pike.  Founded in 2006, Sorellanza draws enthusiastic audiences with varied and upbeat repertoire. For this concert many songs are a blend of old and new: ancient lyrics set to modern music, a blend of Rumi text with Psalms, and homage to our grandmothers.

Their eclectic repertoire includes a love song from West Side Story, a Lullaby from Billy Joel, an honoring of the One, and some just plain fun songs. Songs from the Heart is a unifying theme that includes them all.

Sorellanza members:

Patti Pike – choral director, Karen Koerth, Jen Fuller, Peggy Duff, Jenny Sonia, Andrea Coates-Vinson, Kate Stevens, Ruth Maassen, Jane Woodman, Kathy Eckles, Marianne Thompson, Caitlin Cannon, Nancy Goodman

MORE INFORMATION (not for publication)

EVENT CONTACT:

Charles Nazarian, president

Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation

10 Church Street

Gloucester, MA 01930

www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org

chasnaz@gmail.com

978-821-5291

MUSICIANS’ CONTACT:

‘Leven

Nancy Goodman

ngoodman52@yahoo.com

Sorellanza

Kristina Martin

kristinawmartin@gmail.com

www.sorellanza.com

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Danielle Miraglia joins the Dave Sag’s Blues Party Tonight @ The Rhumb Line! 8:30pm 2.2.2017

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dave sag bw rlThe blast radius this week includes the Spitfire of the Blooz, Ms Danielle Miraglia. Miss M doesn’t get up here often enough to suit me, so get it while you can. She’s a great singer/ front person , and you’re gonna love her.

 

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She’s bringing along Ouija Board Certified, Mr. Bob Enik, usually the catarrhist in Mari Martin’s Band, and the redoubtable Mr. Edd Scheer, everybody’s favorite drummer.
Dave Sag

 

The Rhumb Line
40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Nichole’s Picks 2/4 + 2/5

Pick #1:  Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast at Cherry Hill Creamery in Danvers

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READ ALL ABOUT CHERRY HILL AND GET DIRECTIONS HERE

 

Pick #2:  Family Show Shoe and Winter World Hike at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE

Family Snowshoe and Winter World Hike

Sat, Feb 04, 2017 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Location:

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield

Instructor:

Cori Brauer – Education Coordinator

Audience:

All (suitable for children 6 – 16 years)

Members:

Adult $8.00, Child $7.00

Nonmembers:

Adult $10.00, Child $8.00
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Have you ever wanted to try snowshoeing but didn’t know where to start? Are you looking for a way to spend some time with your family outside this winter? Join us for a leisurely snowshoe hike through our sanctuary. Along the way, we will search for animal tracks and keep our eyes open for wildlife. If you’d like to join us and don’t own snowshoes, we’ll provide them for you. Snow or no, we will enjoy a wonderful winter hike and end with some hot chocolate to warm up!

Instructions and Directions:

Meets in the Barn. Please dress for the weather.
Registration is required.
Register online or call 978-887-9264 to register by phone.
Register by mail: program registration form (PDF 66K)
For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.

For more information, contact:

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Pick #3:  Patriots Weekend at LegoLand Somerville

Show your New England Patriots pride this weekend and save! Visit LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston wearing your Pats gear this Saturday and Sunday and you can get $5.00 off your walk-up admission ticket!

READ MORE AND GET DIRECTIONS HERE

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As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid.