GHs football playoff vs Wayland & Ghs all stars from fall sports

The Fishermen roll over Wayland in drenching rain. At halftime the all stars from all the fall sport programs are introduced…

“BEAUTY AND PEACE” ~ A POEM TO TREASURE, ABOUT GLOUCESTER, written by PILAR DAVIS

Our friend and neighbor Pilar Davis, who is a creative writing middle school student, wrote the following poem for a “Where I Live” assignment. Many thanks to Pilar for sharing her beautiful, beautiful poem

I am from strings of lights

From incense and craft materials

I am from warm colors

From Ikea furniture and flower boxes

I am from hugs and kisses

I am from Thanksgivings together,

From cinnamon buns on Christmas morning

 

From salty hair and sandy feet

From sailboats and sunsets

I am from the treehouse in the huge maple tree

From wood and splinters

From bare feet and scrapes

From the ocean

 

From friends who are siblings

From a neighborhood of friends and family who love and trust

From camping in the summer and sledding in the winter

I am from Lemonade stands and quarry mornings

From running from house to house

From ”play ‘till you can’t anymore”

 

I am from please and thank you

From cozy rainy days with popcorn and hot chocolate

I am from “Lisa’s chocolate chip cookies” and “Grandma Davis pasta salad”

From boats and adventure

 

I am from art

I am from happiness and laughter

From singing my heart out and passion

From the big swing in the backyard

From fires in the fire pit

 

I am from beautiful and peaceful East Gloucester

The photo of Pilar was taken several years ago. She’s more grown up now, but remains the same beautiful person, inside and out.

For Lovers of Celtic Music

Kathleen Adams writes,

Music from the Misty Isles
Tuesday, November 13, 7:30pm
Gore Place, 52 Gore St., Waltham, MA

O’Carolan Etcetera (Adrienne Howard, Cindy McIntire & Dick Luecke) and singer Michael O’Leary draw from three centuries of Anglo-Celtic instrumental music and song: English dance tunes that Jane Austen would have known; Irish jigs and Scottish airs; reels that set toes a-tapping.  Laments, lullabies and love songs from across the Misty Isles.

$15 general admission, $12 members, $10 students with ID. Info & tickets:

https://goreplace.org/event/carriage-house-concerts-misty-isles/

https://www.facebook.com/1509734572603553/posts/2247906605453009/

Jim Masciarelli Writes from Naples Florida

Small world.

Every day Judi and I read the GMG blog when we are snowbirding in Naples, Fl. We love the great photos and stories that keep Gloucester in our thoughts.
I was signing books at the Naples Southwest Regional Library Saturday along with 47 local authors and a nice retired couple came by to get a copy of Beyond Beauport. They spent most of their lives in Gloucester: Frank Greely Crotti and Susan S. Crotti.

For the size of Gloucester, no matter where we go, people know it, visited it, love it and some now live here in Florida.

James Masciarelli

Live, Love & Learn
Author of Beyond Beauport

Tonight! Annette Dion Joins Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line 7pm Nov. 14th 2018

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, November 14 – 7pm
My Musical Guest: ANNETTE DION!

Annette Dion and I go back to the old open mic days at the
Rhumb Line. With music that has brought her to Nashville
and back again, she’s a talented singer/songwriter with a new
CD titled “I Feel You”, songs from which she’ll be featuring on
this Wednesday’s show. Sure to be a treat for us all. ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……features Morgan Forsythe! Dishes are better than ever before!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Upcoming…
11/21 – Thanksgiving Eve brings us: THE TALKING DOGS
w/Dave Brown, Fly Amero, Wolf Ginandes and Dave Mattacks

 

 

 

 

 

 

411/28 – Sasquatch

 

 

 

 

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

News: Juul Will Stop Selling Most E-Cigarette Flavors in Stores and Halt Social Media Promotions Vaping until…

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Will this step by the #1 flavored e-cigarette company, Juul, have an impact? Beloved kid flavors will be brought back to market when a vigorous id system is in place at  point of sale. That regulation will target age, but will it ultimately make a dent in sales to minors if those flavors are reintroduced?

Gloucester adopted the ban on sale of flavored e-cigarettes to minors in May 2018. Middle and high school kids find them. They pool money and buy from older friends and contacts. Some of the sellers are upcharging and making money. One can smell the sweet stench in stadium stands and public bathrooms across the country. 2018 slang is ‘get rips’, though that shelf life is probably dated as I write this post.  Beyond the significant and scary health consequences, building maintenance takes a hit. These products are wreaking havoc on facilities in public buildings (ask your schools) – pods are a new winner topping any “what not to flush down toilet” lists.

Juul’s annoucement covered in today’s news   https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/13/health/juul-ecigarettes-vaping-teenagers.html

“WASHINGTON — Facing mounting government pressure and a public backlash over the epidemic of teenage vaping, Juul Labs announced on Tuesday that it would stop selling most of its flavored e-cigarette pods in retail stores and would discontinue its social media promotions. The decision by the San Francisco-based company, which has more than 70 percent of the e-cigarette market share in the United States, was made as the Food and Drug Administration moved forward with a plan to ban sales of flavored e-cigarettes in convenience stores and gas stations. The agency was expected to announce its formal plan, which also included stepping up the requirements for age verification of online sales of flavored e-cigarette products, later this week.

In recent months, the F.D.A. has mounted an increasingly aggressive campaign against the major manufacturers of vaping products that appeal to youths, focusing particularly on Juul. The company’s sleek product resembles a flash-drive and has been sold in flavors like creme and mango, leading public health officials to criticize the company and others for appearing to market directly to teenagers who are especially vulnerable to nicotine addiction.”

The first time I read about the surge at schools was in an Oct 2017  Gillnetter article by graduate Caroline Enos. Here’s a link to a follow up she wrote explaining the ban (May 2018):

 

Digital Marketing Event

Cape Ann Home

Digital Marketing

Come learn about the best digital marketing opportunities for you and your business from the professionals at Bluefish Digital.

I’ve been hearing a lot of “I have enough work for the next 3 years, I don’t need to be online” from people. And I understand that many of you have been in business for years and have never needed a website or even thought about having an instagram. But how many of you have had a job fall through when circumstances change? How much time have you spent scrambling to line up work? Having an online presence is crucial for your business today. The time to set up your site in not when you need the work, the time to establish yourself online is when you have the time to do it right.

We’ll be providing food and drink, because no one likes learning on an empty stomach.

Space is limited.

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Sold 91+ million! Edward Hopper crushes world auction records at Christie’s American sale

The 1929 painting, Chop Suey, by Edward Hopper, sold for $91,875,000 (including auction and buyer premiums) on November 13, 2018. It was the premiere lot at Christie’s November sale of American art, and provided quite a return for the heirs dispensing the Barney A. Ebsworth marquee collection. A native of St. Louis, Ebsworth made his fortune in the travel industry (Royal Cruise Lines). He maintained ties with museums across the country because of his stellar collection. Reportedly, Ebsworth promised to gift the painting to the Seattle Art Museum about 2007 and contradicted those statements in later years. Even if it’s spelled out directly, wills and contracts can be broken.

The hammer price for Chop Suey was 85 million net which fell squarely within its presale auction estimate range of 70 million to 100 million. The buyer is unknown. There was a bidding war, and initial rumors suggest it was acquired for a public collection.

Hopper’s prices have raced since 2000. Hopper’s former record at auction was 40.5 million- also at Christie’s– for East Wind Over Weehawken, a 1934 oil painting sold  on November 26, 2013. That sale toppled Hopper’s prior record of $26.9 million (for Hotel Window). Just ten years ago, the Cincinnati art museum purchased one of Hopper’s masterpieces, Prospect Street Gloucester, 1929, for 2 million from yet another Christie’s sale. That selection was one of the countless smart acquisitions led by a superb curator, Jane Glaubinger. Hopper’s 1934 oil painting of Sun on Prospect Street had been part of the museum’s collection as a result of the Edwin and Virginia Irwin Memorial since 1959. (At 8.4 million, Cape Ann Granite was a savvy purchase from the sales last spring.)

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Peace, Love, and Beauport

Beauport’s iconic Volkswagen Beach Buses, our Hippie buses as they were called when I was first learning to drive, exude Peace and Love….. if I were naming the darling duo that’s what I would call them.

I stop and snap a photo of them each and every time I see them parked at the Beauport.

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9 ribbon cuttings! Byway kiosks

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Essex National Heritage Heather Goss, Project Manager, shares save the date notice

Ribbon Cuttings – Essex Coastal Scenic Byway Kiosk Installations save the dates

  • BEVERLY, Wednesday, December 5th, 9:30am
    Location: 191 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915

    IPSWICH, Wednesday, December 5th at 1:00pm
    Location: 36 South Main Street, Ipswich, MA 01938

    LYNN, Friday, December 7th, 9:00am
    Location: Intersection of Union and Broad Street, Lynn, MA 01901

    SALEM, Friday, December 7th, 11:00am
    Location: 2 New Liberty Street, Salem, MA 01970

    SALISBURY, Friday, December 7th, 4:00pm
    Location: Maria Miles Visitor Center, Exit 60 on Route 95, South Bound, Salisbury, 01952

    MARBLEHEAD, Monday, December 10th, 1:00pm
    Location: Chamber’s Information Booth, at the intersection of Pleasant, Essex and Spring Streets, Marblehead, MA 01945

    NEWBURYPORT, Tuesday, December 11th, 9:30am
    Location: Information Booth, 35 Merrimac Street, Newburyport, MA 01950

    ESSEX, Tuesday, December 11th, 1:00pm
    Location: 113 Main Street, Essex, MA 01929

    GLOUCESTER, Wednesday, December 19th, 10:00am
    Location: Stage Fort Park, 24 Hough Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930

Essex Coastal Scenic Byway Essex National Heritage new kiosks 2018About the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway kiosks:
The Essex National Heritage Commission (Essex Heritage) is pleased to announce the installation of 9 informational kiosks in communities along the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway, a state-designated route linking 14 coastal cities and towns from Lynn to Salisbury. These kiosks are a part of a wayfinding signage project that has been ongoing for over a decade with the goal of supporting a tourism-based economic initiative by showcasing the region’s historic, cultural, and natural places. Envisioned as a sustainable form of economic development, the route of the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway was established by the state legislature in the mid-2000s. The 90-mile Essex Coastal byway is one of 15 state-designated scenic byways in Massachusetts and guides visitors and residents through one of the country’s most picturesque and historically significant regions – Boston’s legendary North Shore. The route features mile after mile of breathtaking vistas, historic homes, access to world-class art and culture destinations, distinctive local businesses and visitor centers. With the addition of these kiosks to the existing wayfinding signage, travelers of the byway will be able to access visitor- related information about the communities and the Essex National Heritage Area, stimulating the exploration of the byway region’s extensive heritage sites, recreational resources, and visitor services. Additionally, these kiosks list byway access routes from local major highways and are an accessible resource for the public year-round. From south to north byway communities are Lynn, Swampscott, Marblehead, Salem, Beverly, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, Ipswich, Rowley, Newbury, Newburyport and Salisbury. “Essex Heritage is working to support our local economy and the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway is an excellent vehicle for promoting tourism within these communities,” said Essex Heritage CEO Annie Harris, “The kiosks help bring attention to our enduring local landmarks and demonstrate how heritage sites continue to financially benefit the businesses and residents of this coastal region.” The wayfinding signage and kiosk system was funded by a grant from the Federal Highway administration (FHWA) with matching funds provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). The hardware and panels were designed by Omloop Design based in Framingham, with strong support and direction from stakeholders within the represented communities*. The kiosks were fabricated and installed by Design Communications Ltd (DCL). Essex Heritage is organizing ribbon cutting ceremonies for each community receiving a Byway Kiosk. 

*In Gloucester most recently those assisting ENA with the Kiosks include Marie Santos, Gloucester’s Community Development (and Voice of Gloucester HarborWalk narration), and Elizabeth Carey, Director Discover Gloucester.

About Essex Heritage and the Essex National Heritage Area:
Essex Heritage is the non-profit organization that manages the Essex National Heritage Area by developing programs that enhance, preserve, and encourage recreation, education, conservation and interpretation projects on Boston’s North Shore and the Lower Merrimack River Valley. The Essex National Heritage Area is comprised of the 34 cities and towns of Essex County, MA. For more information, visit http://www.EssexHeritage.org or call (978) 740-0444. 

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Gloucester HarborWalk marker (#42) was installed at Stage Fort Park in 2012