Sorellanza Concert New Year’s Eve!
Rockport Congregational Church
Shows at 6 & 7 PM
Join us for an eclectic a cappella journey of inspiration, ferocity, wonder
and a bit of reverie, too! Patti Pike, Musical Director.
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or see Rockport New Year’s Eve Schedule
And so the shortest day came
and the year died, and everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world came people singing, dancing, to drive the dark away.
They lighted candles in the winter trees.
They hung their homes with evergreen.
They burned beseeching fires all night
long to keep the year alive.
And when the new year’s sunshine blazed awake they shouted, reveling.
Through all the frosty ages you can hear them echoing behind us – Listen!
All the long echoes sing the same delight, this Shortest Day, as promise wakens in the sleeping land:
They carol, feast, give thanks,
And dearly love their friends,
And hope for peace.
And now so do we, here, now,
This year and every year.
(by Susan Cooper)
SAVE THE DATE! RECEPTION IS ONE WEEK AWAY
Cape Ann Museum reception for the four libraries of Cape Ann Once Upon a Contest: Selections from Cape Ann Reads travel show, Saturday, January 5th, 2019, 3-5PM
photo credit: Installation partial view of “Once Upon a Contest: Selections from Cape Ann Reads” travel show debuted at Cape Ann Museum, December 2018. © c ryan
Photo shows from left to right: in the foreground illustration by Leslie Galacar for Where in the World is Catherine Abigail written by Michael LaPenna; illustration for “Why does my dog…” written and illustrated by Mary Rhinelander; back wall left hint of temporary public art mural by Bonnie L. Sylvester, a Cape Ann tableau as walk-in installation, by the manuscripts (Sylvester illustrated The Tree in Dock Square by Jean Woodbury); back wall right drawing for Beauty on the Wing written and illustrated by Kim Smith; illustrations by Juni VanDyke for two books from the If I were … series by James McKenna; and a lower left corner from an illustration for The Best Way Home, written and illustrated by Barbara McLaughlin.
NEW WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
You’ve taken care of everyone else!! Isn’t it time you did something fun for yourself ? Join an Art Class with drawing and watercolor painting for beginners. January/February , Monday’s @ 6:00-8:00 pm (6 week Workshop ) a demonstration at each class, with instructor Kathy Roberts at her studio in East Gloucester. Contact 978-853-7825or email@example.com for more details! #caagkgr or kathryn-g-roberts.pixels.com
Causeway restaurant eggplant parm $10, delicious, and enough to feed two or three people. It’s that time of year to put the Causeway into your rotation as there’s a much better chance of getting a table in the off-season.
I PLEDGE TO DUNK MY HEAD COMPLETELY UNDERWATER AT OAKES COVE BEACH JANUARY 1, 2019 AT NOON FOR THE ROCKY NECK POLAR PLUNGE. I ALSO PLEDGE TO BRING EITHER CANNED GOODS, NON PERISHABLES OR MONEY TOP DONATE TO THE OPEN DOOR TO HELP FEED PEOPLE IN NEED.
I’LL ALSO HAVE A PLEDGE TO PLUNGE SHEET AT TONIGHT’S GMG HOLIDAY BBQ AT CAPE ANN GICLEE.
Rocky Neck Plunge Info from Brenda Malloy-
Thought it may be a good idea to give people some directions on exactly where the beach is that The Rocky Neck Plunge takes place. It is called Oak Cove Beach at the end of Stevens Way, neither of which names are commonly known to most, even on Rocky Neck!
When one is driving down Rocky Neck and bears right at Sailor Stan’s restaurant, you take the first street on the left ‘Stevens Way’. This is a short street, 2 houses long, then you must go either right or left on Wonson St. If you were to continue straight you go down the gravel path ahead of you, this leads to Oak Cove Beach where the plunge takes place.
Hope to see a big crowd, one and all are welcome!
Eric Schwartz submits-
12/27/2018 – A few weeks ago the super talented Gloucester, MA artist Sam Nigro asked me if I happened to have a digital picture I could text him of the print Chef Anthony Caturano, of Tonno Gloucester, had stolen out of the men’s room in 10/2018. Oddly enough I did as Cm Schwartz couldn’t go into the men’s room so I took a pic to show her. Sam’s canvas normally is an antique oar. Sam texted me as he was about half way through painting the work you see in this post & he asked me if I would present it to Anthony. I said, “Sure, I’ll go with you.” Sam said, “Thanks, but I prefer you present it to him without me. That’s what I would like.” So, I didn’t argue and fulfilled Sam’s wish yesterday. Last night was the big night as Anthony was at Tonno Gloucester. I was honored Sam asked me to do his dirty work & hopefully all men reading this post that frequent Tonno Gloucester will see the finished work on the men’s room wall soon … (Learn more about Sam & view his work at www.glostoar.com) | #GloucesterMA #Art #Artist #Painting #Oar #Glostoar #Gift #BluefinTuna
We’re serving food promptly at 6:00 so if you get there late and miss out don’t blame us, lol.
26 lbs of lobster shucked for @ralphdigiorgio ‘s lobster fra diavolo at tonight’s GMG Holiday Party, also Craig Kimberley will be QUEing, I’m making two huge rib roasts, Anna Eves is making her famous queso dip, Pat Dalpiaz is making jalapeño Cornbread, Kate is making Slaw, Melissa Cox is making stuff, Jenn Cullen is making sun-dried tomato and onion jam with goat cheese and baguette/crackers, @sistafelicia is bringing limoncello, Chris DeWolfe is bringing ice (his specialty) Alicia Cox is bringing some sides, Kim Smith is bringing potato salad, Wayne Berger is making southwest mac and cheese, Paul Morrison will come and load his plate with food and bring Gin that only he will drink, BYOB, POT LUCK, food served at 6pm.