Poetry in art: David West – downtown artist downtown drawings | Peter Morse North Shore photographs

A few quiet scenes before the closing reception of the beautiful and thoughtful two person exhibition featuring artists David West and Peter Morse at Jane Deering Gallery. The show closes tomorrow.

Affordable original art by local artists- West’s drawings are $200-$300; Morse’s photos $150

 

Lights! Flyover! Docksiders! Mattos! Let’s play ball! You don’t want to miss Mattos Field rededication celebration Oct. 5

Countdown to Mattos Field rededication day celebration

There’s just six more days till the big event, Friday October 5th, 2018, at 4:30PM, Joseph S. Mattos Jr Memorial Field, Gloucester, Massachusetts. And we’re talking years of community preparation to make it special!

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Celebrate Joseph S. Mattos Jr 

“We have a big day ahead for Joseph S. Mattos Jr. as it is his 100th. anniversary of his death and we are going to dedicate his flag to him on October 5th. 2018. We are dedicating his flag and we are also having a flyover as we raise the flag. A pilot named Rich Little is going to do it with his friends. He runs a charity Flights4CF as his daughter has this disease. The ceremony starts at 4:30 and the program is beautiful. The day will be completed with a softball game with the Softball Buddies special needs team and then food at the Gloucester Fraternity Club up the street as they have donated the hall to us for free. We are very thankful to the city, the  Light Up Mattos Committee, our C.P.A., Lucia Amero and Cape Ann Veterans Services, and everyone who has worked so hard on this field! It’s a big big list! (Here’s a more detailed on published Nov 2017 in the GDT)” -Patti Amaral

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Classic Cars on the Green Oct 13

Gloucester Meetinghouse Invitational, October 13th, car show to benefit Meetinghouse renovation

The opening event in the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation’s 2018-19 Concert & Lecture Series is a vintage car show, to be held on the green at the corner of Church and Middle Street from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday, October 13th.  The event is free to the public but a $5 donation per adult is requested.

A set of over 30 very special classic cars will be on display!

This event will be the first annual classic car show displaying vintage or significant cars owned by North Shore collectors to benefit the ongoing restoration of the historic 1806 Meetinghouse as a civic hub, entertainment venue and community center by the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation.

It’s a competition! Vote for your favorites!

The audience will judge the cars in 9 categories, including Best in Show. The event will conclude with trophies given to the winners in an awards ceremony.
PRIZE CATEGORIES
1 FIRST PRIZE Best in Show, the People’s Choice
2 ELEGANCE The most elegant car
3 LUXURY The car with the most luxurious interior
4 GRAND TOURING The best road-trip car
5 SPORT The best racing car
6 OSTENTATIOUS The showiest car
7 PRACTICAL The most useful vehicle
8 BEAUTIFUL The car with the best styled exterior
9 DELIGHTFUL The most fun to drive

Hourly tours of the Meetinghouse

will include a performance on the historic 1893 Hutchings pipe organ. Food and beverages will be available. A Dixieland band, ‘John’s Giddy Gang,’ will perform on the Meetinghouse steps.

Car owners are asked to pre-register at info@gloucestermeeinghouse.com with a suggested contribution of $25. For more information please see:  www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org

gmf Car Show 2018, FINAL POSTER

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation Presents

Gloucester Meetinghouse Invitational, October 13th, car show to benefit Meetinghouse renovation

The opening event in the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation’s 2018-19 Concert & Lecture Series is a vintage car show, to be held on the green at the corner of Church and Middle Street from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday, October 13th.  The event is free to the public but a $5 donation per adult is requested.  A set of over 30 very special classic cars will be on display.  Car owners are asked to pre-register at info@gloucestermeeinghouse.com with a suggested contribution of $25.  There will a Dixieland style band, ‘John’s Giddy Gang,’ food & refreshments vendor, and tours of the Meetinghouse with a demonstration piece on the 1893 Hutchings-Fisk pipe-organ.  This first annual Invitational event benefits the ongoing preservation of the historic 1806 Meetinghouse as a civic hub, entertainment venue and community center.  The audience will judge the cars in 9 categories, including Best in Show. The event will conclude with trophies given to the winners in an awards ceremony. For more information please see:  www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org

Please find the Poster below and attached along with the Press Release.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thanks,

C

Charles L. Nazarian, president

Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation

10  Church

Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

cell: 978-821-5291

 

GEORGE ORWELL’S 1984 IS THE OCTOBER BOOK SELECTION FOR THE LIT HOUSE/DUCKWORTH’S BOOK CLUB

In the era of alternative facts, George Orwell’s dystopian novel, written in 1949, and set in 1984 is more relevant than ever. Here are some cover designs through the years, beginning with the green first edition novel.

 

Purchase tickets here.

Oct. 21

1984 by George Orwell

Moderators: Maggie Dietz & Todd Hearon return to Book Club to co-lead this discussion. Maggie is the author ofThat Kind of Happy (University of Chicago Press, 2016) and Perennial Fall (University of Chicago, 2006), which won the 2007 Jane Kenyon Award for Outstanding Book of Poetry and a Wisconsin Library Association Literary Award for Outstanding Achievement. With Robert Pinsky  she co-edited three anthologies related to the Favorite Poem Project: Americans’ Favorite Poems (W.W. Norton & Co., 1999), Poems to Read (Norton, 2002), and An Invitation to Poetry (Norton, 2004), for which Dietz co-authored the classroom guide. Todd’s poetry collectionStrange Land (2010) was selected by poet Natasha Trethewey as a winner of the Crab Orchard Poetry Series in Poetry Open Competition Award. He is the recipient of a PEN New England Discovery Award and a Friends of Literature Prize from Poetry magazine. His second collection of poems, No Other Gods (Salmon Poetry, 2015), was a finalist for the Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor’s Choice Award, the May Swenson Poetry Award, and the Vassar Miller Poetry Prize.

The Lit House Book Club @ Duckworth’s is the opportunity to hear writers talk about a book they love from a writer’s perspective while enjoying dinner at one of Gloucester’s finest restaurants. Participants are expected to be familiar with the feature book, as there will be open discussion during the event.


Lit House founders Jenn Monroe and Chris Anderson’s hospitality, along with Chef Ken Duckworth’s sublime dinners, the Duckworth’s welcoming staff, and thoughtful conversation, make for a fabulous evening!

1959 Lyman boat for sale calls forth irresistible young adult book, Driftwood Captain, by Paul B Kenyon

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Scroll down for more photos of the boat that’s for sale which had me remembering a great read. Excerpted quotes are from the superb young adult book, Driftwood Captain, from 1956 by Paul B Kenyon, a writer and Gloucester Daily Times columnist and editor, with illustrations by Louise Kenyon, folly cove artist. The book is dedicated to their sons.  I guarantee explorers young and old will be inspired to seek treasure and adventure all about them and persist. Kids you know will want to befriend characters so real they jump off the page and grab your heart. Sometimes authors get in the way of their own writing, especially with children’s books, trying too hard and overwriting the kid’s perspective. Not Kenyon. Boy is he a timeless ease. You can find the book at Cape Ann Museum and local book stores.

“…But Pete had the faith of a twelve-year-old in his sailing skill and in his flighty boat, a hunk of a fisherman’s dory. He had been sailing in Lobster Cove since he graduated from floating logs. He knew the breezes and currents and even the ways that certain boats swung at each other. He would put on dark glasses to shield his eyes from the angry glare of visiting yachtsmen, and sail close to the boats of his customers so that he could toss folded newspapers into cockpits and cabins. He was a seagoing paperboy…

“He’d rather have the old hull lying on shore, tied to a tree just above the bridge. He liked her rugged looks and her air of being what Gloucester men called “able.”

“The old hull reminded Pete of the famous sloop Spray, Captain Joshua Slocum rebuilt the Spray, timber by timber and sailed her around the world singlehanded, after he finished fitting out at Gloucester. The Spray was thirty six feet long, not counting her bowsprit. She had a lot of room for a boat of her length. So had the hold hull that had lain unused for years. That’s where Pete had begun the daydream that had led to the Hunkadory-Harbor-Queen argument. Pete wondered why his family did not share his fondness for the hull. Pappy Leonard talked a lot about getting a boat big enough for cruising along the coast.

Here was a boat in the rough, just the right size…” 

 

1959 Lyman boat for sale as is, dry dock @ Shaw’s shopping center, Gloucester, Mass,

 

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Russell’s is Ready

Russell Orchard is ready for fall and it’s ready for you! I stopped recently on a weekday and found a number of school groups there.  The excited buzz and bustle of young children on a field trip only added to the charm of the place.

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The pick-your-own selection includes several tempting apples:

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The “And Winery” part of the establishment is nicely decorated.  Naturally, this was nice and peaceful while the children were otherwise occupied:

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They are ready for fall! It’s a great place to get into the “spirit” of the season.

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Sedona, AZ retreat ~

Cape Ann Wellness

One of the highlights of our Sedona Retreat will be a vortex Didgeridoo Chakra clearing!

And as if vortex energy wasn’t magical enough all by itself…
Sedona is also world renowned for its breathtaking beauty. Named “One of the 10 Most Beautiful Places in the US” by USA Today, Sedona is a unique combination of gorgeous red rock formations, white granite cliffs, high desert pines and other natural delights.

Painted wildflowers…

Abundant wildlife…

Cool creeks…

Incandescent rainbows…

Azure skies…

You’ll find it all in Sedona on our retreat Jan 17-21, 2019!

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