BUOY PAINTING SEASON HAS BEGUN!

Art Haven was filled with the joyful sounds of happy painters. Today, Veterans and East Gloucester Elementary School kids participated in Gloucester’s traditional buoy painting. Tomorrow, Plum Cove and Beeman students:)

East Gloucester Elementary: Wednesday 11/29 – 3:30-5:00pm
Veterans Memorial: Wednesday 11/29 – 3:30-5:00pm
Plum Cove Elemenary: Thursday 11/30 – 3:30-5:00pm
Beeman Elementary: Thursday 11/30 – 3:30-5:00pm
West Parish Elementary: Friday – 12/1 – 3:30-5:00pm
Open Day for Everyone: Saturday – 12/2 – 10:0am – 1:00pm
Rockport Elemenary School:  Monday 12/4 – 3:30-5:00pm
O’ Maley Middle School:  Wednesday – 12/6 – 3:30-5:00pm
Open Day for Everyone: Wednesday – 12/6 – 3:30-5:00pm
Manchester/Essex Elementary:  Wednesday – 12/6 – 3:30-5:00pm
Lobster Trap Tree LIghting and Party at Art Haven after
December 9th, 4:30 pm, Main St at Lobster Trap Tree
Buoy Auction
January 26, 5-8pm, Cruiseport

November 19, 2010

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“Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet . . . then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.” –Moby-Dick

Wednesdays with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line ~ This weeks special guest:Charlee Bianchini 7pm 11.29.2017

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, November 29th – 7pm
My Musical Guest: CHARLEE BIANCHINI!

It always seems like forever, waiting for Charlee Bianchini to
return to our Wednesday stage. She makes us all feel so
good. Plus, her lovely mom is usually in the crowd, sprinkling
her own special brand of magic fairy dust all around. How
can this possibly be anything but goodness? ~ 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!
Upcoming…
12/06 – Orville Giddings Hosts (w/Toni Ann as guest)

12/13 – Jon Butcher

12/20 – Amero Family Christmas

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Holiday markets and fairs |Annisquam Sewing Circle, Rocky Neck, Cape Ann Artisans, Rockport Art Association

save the date Reminders:

  • Annisquam Sewing Circle Christmas Fair, Satuday Dec 2 ONLY 8am-noon
  • Rockport Art Association – Cape Ann Artisans Dec 1 (4-9) & Dec 2 (10-5)
  • Rocky Neck 2017 Annual Holiday Show at the Cultural Center weekends through December 10th

Rocky Neck 2017 Holiday Show

“December in November–Giving the Gift of Art” Rocky Neck Art Colony members’ fine art and crafts sale, through December 10th, OPEN Fridays 5-8pm, Saturdays and Sundays 10AM-4PM. Downstairs is a beautiful John Nesta tribute.

photo caption: Orginal watercolor painting, Birch on the Neck, by Deb Schradieck, booth at the Rocky Neck Art Colony 2017 Annual Holiday members show

 

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Rockport Art Association

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TWO DAYS ONLY Cape Ann Artisans at the Rockport Art Association Friday December 1 and Saturday December 2nd (10-5). Cape Ann Artisans has also announced their special 2018 Cape Ann Artisan tour dates- June 2nd and 3rd and Oct 6-8

Cape Ann Artisans at Rockport Art Association

 

Annisquam Sewing Circle Christmas Fair

Sat Dec 2nd 8am-noon, 34 Leonard Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

  • Beautiful Wreaths to decorate your Home
  • Potted plants and bulbs to Give or to Keep
  • Elegant Table Arrangements
  • Gourmet Foods for your Guests and Family
  • Exquisite Hand-crafted Gift Items
  • $3 Grabs for Mom, Dad and your Favorite Pets wrapped and ready to go!

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Cape Ann Big Band holiday concerts at Shalin Liu are sold out, but…

SOLD OUT- on line and in person. You can still buy tickets to the 5th Annual Cape Ann Big Band Swing www.capeannbigband.org concert at O’Maley on December 20, 6:30PM

Here’s the link to other upcoming shows at Rockport Music Shalin Liu Performance Center.

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Cape Ann Big Band Swing

7PM tonight | Dogtown National Heritage project kicks off at Gloucester city hall

Reminder-  Dogtown could be eligible for the National Register. A team of archaeologists began surveying and reviewing Dogtown the week of November 13. Come to a special public presentation TONIGHT – November 29th in Kyrouz Auditorium, Gloucester City Hall, 9 Dale Avenue, at 7pm.

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 Artistic practice inspired by Dogtown takes on many forms across generations and centuries. I’ve shown examples of 20th century artists and writers connected to Dogtown. Here’s a 21st century one to note: Deborah Guertze, Babson Boulders # (Courage), original small and lovely hand colored etching, ed.50. This particular impression is currently for sale at Rockport Art Association.

Oct 28 GMG post announcing tonight’s public meeting: Before Dogtown was Dogtown: archaeological survey project to be presented at City Hall November 29! Maybe hello blueberries bye bye lyme disease

“Presenters at City Hall on Nov 29th will include Betsy Friedberg from the Massachusetts Historical Commission, who will explain how the National Register program works and what it does and does not do, and Kristen Heitert from the PAL, who will present an initial plan for defining the boundaries of Dogtown as a National Register District. People attending the meeting will be asked to respond to that plan and to express their views about what makes Dogtown special. What should be the boundaries of the proposed National Register District, and what cultural features should be included in it? What would be the benefits of National Register status, and are there any drawbacks?”

Crane Beach Buck

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I went to Crane Beach looking for snowy owls but found this guy instead.  I should say he found me along one of the trails at the beach.  I took the trail which was longer and more deserted than I was expecting.  It was just me and the rustling leaves and I started to get a little nervous.  I was thinking I really should have told someone where I would be and felt a little like I was being watched.  Isn’t he magnificent?  This pose reminds me of the Big Daddy Deer in Bambi overlooking his forest and herd.

I wasn’t totally surprised as I had seen hoof prints along the way.  I also saw a doe but she deftly avoided my trigger happy finger on the camera.  No owls, but the buck paid off.

Seeking Actors/ Sarah Clark’s “Voices of Rockport: A Memory Play of Rockport People and Places “

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Hi, Joey,
Could you list the copy and/or poster?
The staged reading of Sarah Clark’s “Voices of Rockport: A Memory Play of Rockport People and Places “ is not just a play about Rockport because it seems Rockport was full of Gloucester people helping it to prosper:  Phil Perry at the high school, Bob Kline and Ross Burton on Main Street and many more. Playing this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 2 at Rockport Community House on Broadway. Gloucester’s Rick Doucette, Eileen Fitzgerald, and Karl Pulkkinen join Rockport’s Kiersten Hazzard, Randy Dupps and Sarah Clark to make this a real Cape Ann venture. A donation of $10 at the door will be gratefully received and all profits given to Rockport’s First Night.

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Now Hiring At Saltwater Massage Studio

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THANKS TO A CANADIAN CHEMICAL ENGINEER, A VERMONT ACADEMIC AGRONOMIST, RISK-TAKING FARMERS, AND VISIONARY CLOTHING COMPANY FOR A FABULOUS NEW USE FOR MILKWEED

What’s old is new again!

Common Milkweed (Ascleipias syriaca) is the essential food plant for populations of the Northeastern and Atlantic coast Monarchs. During Colonial times, the silky floss found in the dried seed heads was used to stuff quilts and pillows. In the 1860s, in Salem Massachusetts, Common Milkweed silk was used as a mattress filling.

During WWII, Common Milkweed became the substitute for kapok, a soft cottony material from the kapok tree that was the preferred filling for life vests. Japan cut off the supply of kapok from Java, the main source of the material, and part of the wartime effort included children sent to fields to gather millions of pounds of Milkweed seed heads for the armed services.

 

 “What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not been discovered.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

An innovative Canadian clothing manufacturer, the Quartz Company and Altitude Sports, has created the first modern insulated jacket using milkweed silk. Hundreds of acres of Common Milkweed have been planted in Vermont and Quebec. Particularly noteworthy is that the fields of Milkweed are not harvested until after the Monarchs have left.

READ THE STORY HERE  

Milkweed Silk and Monarch Butterfly Chrysalis

WWII Common Milkweed photos courtesy Google image search.

#GivingTuesday Contest

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Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit

#Giving Tuesday Contest – Name your favorite Cape Ann Charitable Organization. (one mention per person person here or on FB.) The charity with the most mentions will receive a donation.
“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” ― Maya Angelou
Monthly Reiki Shares for Community Service – ‘By Donation’.  Monthly Reiki Shares are held at the Manchester Community Center. 5:15 – 8:15 pm. 1st Tuesdays of the month.
Next Reiki Share – December 5th. Practitioners and non-practitioners enjoy the ‘comfort and calm’ a reiki session has to offer. *Come for the whole evening, or schedule a session in advance to guarantee your space.

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