Mark on your calendar, this Saturday night 6pm at Talbot Rink. Some great hockey action but an even better cause. Thank you to @mascochieftains for the opportunity. @GDTSports @NEC_HighSchools @MSONEWSports @GlobeLars @GlobeSchools @BostonHeraldHS https://t.co/HRaNtXFpHK
— GHS Fishermen Athletics (@FishermenGhs) December 19, 2018
Today marked the last of the ribbon cutting ceremonies for the exciting new kiosks (nine total) that have been installed by the Essex National Heritage all along the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway. Mayor Sefatia and Representative Ann Margaret Ferrante did the honors. The kiosk is located at Stage Fort Park near the visitor’s center. Despite the biting wind and freezing temperatures the event was well-attended. To learn more about the Coastal Byway, visit www.CoastalByway.org
Experience the Best of Coastal New England!
Penned in 1954 by Bob Wells and Mel Tormé, “The Christmas Song” was written during a sweltering hot summer in an effort to keep cool! Read more here.
Mynt Shiatsu Massager for Neck, Back, Shoulders and Legs. with Heat, FDA Approved, Deep Kneading Massage, and a Lightweight Flexible Design – for Home, Office, Car and More
It gets ALLLL the knots out and has a heating element.
Total lifesaver for anyone that has tight knots in their neck, back or shoulders and it’s on sale for $41.99.
She paid $60 last week and it wiould be a deal even at $60. For $41.00 it’s an absolute steal.
Here is my knucklehead buddy Chris McCarthy testing it out (note he’s not using properly at all, lol. Your arms go in where his are and they rest comfortably without you having to hold them up. This is Chris being his usual goofy self.
Upcoming shows and special events planned for January- check out the news from Cape Ann Museum. Become a member!
January is Membership Month! Cape Ann Residents Enjoy Free Admission All Month
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (December 19, 2018) – The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to announce that January is Membership Month, a time when all Cape Ann residents are invited to visit the Museum and participate in programs free of charge. The goal of membership month is to show the Cape Ann community the benefits of enjoying the Museum all year!
The Cape Ann Museum tells multiple stories, all relating to a single remarkable place and during the month of January all Cape Ann residents (Rockport, Gloucester, Manchester-by-the-Sea and Essex) are welcome to enjoy its galleries for free. From Cape Ann’s earliest days as a fishing and shipping port to its mid-19th century role in the granite industry, to its singular charms of light and sea that have attracted countless artists from the 19th century to the present, Cape Ann boasts a rich and varied culture of nationally significant historical, industrial, and artistic achievement. If you’ve never been to the Cape Ann Museum before, now is the time. Its collections represent the history of this remarkable place, its people, its industries and especially its art and culture—we invite you to explore!
In addition to its permanent collections, the Museum offers a rotating schedule of special exhibitions throughout the year as well as related programs and events for adults and families. This is a wonderful opportunity to visit (or revisit) the current special exhibition, The Little House: Her Story which celebrates the 75th anniversary of the publication of the Little House, written and illustrated by Virginia Lee Burton and the newly opened exhibition Once Upon a Contest: Selections from Cape Ann Reads, award-winning children’s books by local artists and writers inspired by the 2017 Cape Ann Reads original picture book competition. Also on display are the paintings of Crane Beach by Dorothy Arnold in the special exhibition Sky, Horizon, Light: Perspectives on Crane Beach.
Whether you are looking to spend a quiet day of contemplation after the busy holiday season, wishing to share a bit of your home town with guests or have lived here for years but just never visited, the Cape Ann Museum welcomes you for a visit celebrating you and this wonderful place in which you chose to live.
In addition to free admission, the Museum has lined up a full schedule of programming for visitors to enjoy:
Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p..m.
Story Time in the Gallery
Young visitors are invited to join CAM staff and special guests for story time in the gallery. Offered in conjunction with The Little House: Her Story and Once Upon a Contest: Selections from Cape Ann Reads. Free and open to the public. Museum closes at 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 5 at 10:30 a.m.
Winter Shorts Gallery Tours
Join CAM docents for three 20-minute themed mini tours. Topics include: artists who captured similar subjects; provocative portraits; and Virginia Lee Burton as teacher. Free for Museum Members and Cape Ann residents or with Museum admission. Reservations recommended and can be made at camuseum.eventbrite.com.
Saturday, January 5 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Opening Reception – Once Upon a Contest: Selections from Cape Ann Reads
Join us for a celebration of the award-winning children’s book authors and illustrators inspired by the 2017 Cape Ann Reads original picture book competition. Free for Museum members and Cape Ann residents or with Museum admission.
Wednesday, January 9, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Appraisal Night with Brattle Book Shop’s Ken Gloss
Join Antiques Road Show veteran Ken Gloss for a closer look at antique books and manuscripts, with special emphasis on children’s literature. Offered in conjunction with The Little House: Her Story. Free for Museum members and Cape Ann residents; $10 nonmembers/nonresidents. Reservations required and can be made at camuseum.eventbrite.com.
Thursday, January 10 at 10:30 a.m.
Young at Art: At the Beach
Toddlers and caregivers are invited to take a closer look at Sky, Horizon, Light: Perspectives on Crane Beach
Free for CAM members, Cape Ann residents or with Museum admission. Space is limited. Reservations required. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 978-238-0455 x12 or email email@example.com.
Saturday, January 12 from 10:00 – 12:00 p.m.
CAMKids Second Saturdays: Cape Ann Reads
Explore the inventive worlds of children’s book illustrators in the Cape Ann Reads exhibition then create your own storybook in the Activity Center. This program is free and open to the public. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 978-283-0455 x16 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, January 12 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Drop by to see blockprinting in action with artist Mary Rhinelander. Offered in conjunction with The Little House: Her Story. Free for Museum members and Cape Ann residents or with Museum admission.
Friday, January 18 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Surveying the Collections: Historic Quilts
On select Fridays through April, the public is invited to observe CAM curatorial staff as they survey the collection. Join us for one session or all four to gain a better understanding of the Museum’s holdings. Free for Museum members, Cape Ann residents or with Museum admission.
Saturday, January 19 at 10:30 a.m.
Winter Shorts Gallery Tours
Join CAM docents for three 20-minute themed mini tours. Topics include: practical art objects; cloud paintings; and artwork in the Captain Elias Davis House. Free for Museum Members and Cape Ann residents or with Museum admission. Reservations recommended and can be made at camuseum.eventbrite.com.
Saturday, January 19 at 3:00 p.m.
Perspectives on Crane Beach Ecology
Join Trustees’ coastal ecologist Jeff Denoncour for an overview of Crane Beach. Offered in conjunction with Sky, Horizon, Light: Perspectives on Crane Beach. Free for Museum members and Cape Ann residents; $10 nonmembers/nonresidents. Reservations required and can be made at camuseum.eventbrite.com.
Saturday, January 26 at 10:30 a.m.
Winter Shorts Gallery Tours
Join CAM docents for three 20-minute themed mini tours. Topics include: Cape Ann granite; the year 1804; and I spy. Free for CAM Members and Cape Ann residents or with Museum admission. Reservations recommended and can be made at camuseum.eventbrite.com.
Saturday, January 26 at 1:00 p.m.
Enjoy an animated family tour of the Museum to explore paintings, sculptures and maritime objects. Created for children ages 3 – 12 with a caregiver. This 30-minute tour ends in the Activity Center for art projects and play. Free for CAM members or with Museum admission. Reservations required. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 978-283-0455 x16 or email email@example.com.
Saturday, January 26 at 1:00 p.m.
A Conversation with the Curators
Gallery A4 Chief Curator Michiyo Okabe and Atsuko Tanaka join CAM Curator Martha Oaks to discuss the cultural collaboration behind The Little House: Her Story. Free for Museum members and Cape Ann residents; $10 nonmembers/nonresidents. Reservations required and can be made at camuseum.eventbrite.com.
About the Cape Ann Museum
The Cape Ann Museum has been in existence since the 1870s, working to preserve and celebrate the history and culture of the area and to keep it relevant to today’s audiences. Spanning 44,000 square feet, the Museum is one of the major cultural institutions on Boston’s North Shore welcoming more than 25,000 local, national and international visitors each year to its exhibitions and programs. In addition to fine art, the Museum’s collections include decorative art, textiles, artifacts from the maritime and granite industries, two historic homes and a sculpture park in the heart of downtown Gloucester. Visit capeannmuseum.org for details.
The Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $12.00 adults, $10.00 Cape Ann residents, seniors and students. Youth (under 18) and Museum members are free. For more information please call: (978)283-0455 x10. Additional information can be found online at http://www.capeannmuseum.org.
Yikes. Evidently this is a thing. I somehow stumbled upon Pretend-to-make-your-siblings-disappear videos last night. Mean, you say? Absolutely. Funny though…..totally.
Peaceful reflection on a day in December.
This is the new bag ban in Boston-
Make sure you take your reusable bag the next time you go grocery shopping in Boston or to McDonalds.
Beginning Friday, big-name grocery stores in Boston will no longer have plastic bags readily available for customers due to the city’s new ordinance.
The plastic bag ban was unanimously approved by the Boston City Council last December and signed by Mayor Marty Walsh.
It requires businesses to charge 5 cents for reusable bags, paper bags with handles and compostable plastic bags in an effort to cut down on waste. Customers can still have paper bags without handles for free.
GMGI marked our five-year anniversary in 2018. This year the organization took big steps toward our mission of catalyzing the local economy by applying genomics to the oceans’ natural resources in order to both discover new therapeutics and aid the region’s fisheries.
2018 highlights included in this newsletter provide a sense of the amazing progress achieved – from graduating a second Academy class and piloting the first SummerSTEM camps for nearly 50 middle and high school students, to cutting the ribbon on our magnificent new research Institute, the world’s first facility dedicated to marine genomics research.
We also launched the New Ocean Opportunity Fund – our $15 million, 5-year sustainability campaign – attracting several early and generous pledges.
We are excited to begin leveraging our presence on the working harbor to drive breakthrough research that builds the foundation of a new biotech hub on Cape Ann. On behalf of the GMGI team, we wish you a wonderful holiday season and look forward to sharing regular updates on our research and invitations to the events we will offer in 2019.
GMGI Board of Directors
Straight from Lincoln Center in New York City, Sahil Warsi on double bass, and Kevin Scollins on guitar, bring their jazz groove back to Feather & Wedge. From the Great American Sound Book to modern, contemporary and R & B, this talented duo will have your feet tapping double-time while you sip a cocktail (Tip: try the new Motif Ø ) and tuck into a wonderful meal. Reservations recommended. 978.999.5917
Thursday, December 20
7:30 – 10:00 PM
Feather & Wedge, 5 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966
Lavender is calming and great way to reduce stress this holiday season. Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC loves to make Lavender Tea Bread to share with our friends and family.
Lavender Tea Bread
(makes one 8-inch loaf)
3/4 – 1 cup coconut sugar
5 tbl butter
1 1/2 tsp organic lavender leaves, lightly crushed with a mortar & pestle
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cups wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup almond flour
1 tbl flax seeds
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp Himalayan Salt
1 cup yogurt, plain
2 tbl confectioners’ sugar (to dust top)
1/2 tsp grated lemon rind (garnish on top)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8-inch loaf pan and line the bottom with wax paper (or parchment paper). All ingredients should be at room temperature prior to preparation.
In a 3-qt mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until creamy…
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