GloucesterCast 353 with Pat and Jimmy Dalpiaz, Susan Lipsett, Paul St Germain, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 8/18/19

GloucesterCast 353 with Pat and Jimmy Dalpiaz, Susan Lipsett, Paul St Germain, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 8/18/19

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Topics Include:
Pre-order the new GMG Coozies at this link The coozies are ordered- because so many people felt strongly about the two different colors I’m ordering them both.
Paul St Germain brought Brother’s brew coffee and donuts
Staightsmouth and Thacher Island Updates www.thacherisland.org
Anxiety About Not Waving To Neighbors- What’s Your Strategy?  Do You Care?  High School Buddy Vito Mastrangelo Should Go On Shark Tank With His Solution
Food Boat is going to visit Cape Ann Farmers Market Thur Aug 22 for an interactive seafood event featuring Aaron Budak of Tonno 3:00 – 6:30 PM at Stage Fort Park https://www.eatingwiththeecosystem.org/calendar/2019/8/22/food-boat-event-at-cape-ann-farmers-market
Update on local reactions to Pat and Jim’s NY license plates.
Lefthandedness: the struggle is real even though Lefties had a designated day to themselves this past week.
Jim shares KUDOS to the DPW for their amazing work keeping up with events, clean up and set up.

“A new online survey reveals some unpleasant truths about American’s underwear habits: According to a poll conducted by underwear brand Tommy John, nearly half of Americans admit they’ve worn the same drawers for two or more days in a row.

The survey, which polled 2,000 men and women, revealed that 45 percent of respondents have ignored their mother’s warning about always having on a fresh pair. What’s more, a full 13 percent cop to wearing the same panties for a week or more.”

Our poll on the legitimacy of their poll results

Waterfront festival review With pat and Jimmy
What’s the best tomato variety for Bloody Marys

Nia Grooves to the Sounds of the Seventies-Fun Routine for August

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Groove to the Sounds of the Seventies /Nia with Linda

Come move and groove to all the great music of the 70’s,  You can have all the fun of going to a wedding or prom without all the cost and drama!  Great music including, ABBA, Queen, America, Chicago, Billy Joel and more.

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Free, weekly class at Rose Baker Senior Center-Mondays at 1 pm
Manchester Athletic Club on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8 am. Free to members
 MAGMA, 11 Pleasant St.  Class on Thursday at 10:15am $5 seniors, $10 others

You may find MAGMA by either entering the building on the Pleasant St. side or via the Main St. entrance.  The elevator is accessed by the Main St. door.  Walk to the rear of the arcade and take the elevator to 5th floor and walk through the gymnastics space.

More info on Nia at our web site nianow.com

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KIM SMITH MONARCH BUTTERFLY PROGRAM FOR KIDS AT THE SAWYER FREE LIBRARY

Come join us Wednesday morning from 10am to 11am at the Sawyer Free Library where I will be sharing Monarch fun with young people. We have art activities, as well as eggs, caterpillars, chrysalides, and possibly a butterfly or two emerging on the day of the program. I hope you can join us!

The program is held in conjunction with the Cape Ann Reads exhibit currently on view at the main floor of the Sawyer Free.

2019 has been an amazing year for Monarchs. We got off to a very early and fantastic start, but then with a wave of cool rainy weather the Monarch movement slowed considerably. Despite the slow down, we’ve had at least two subsequent waves come through for a total of three broods this summer. Hopefully this will translate to a great 2019 migration followed by strong numbers at the Monarch butterfly’s winter sanctuaries at Michoacán and the state of Mexico.

The eggs we see now on milkweed plants are the super generation of Monarchs that will travel to Mexico.

The photos show the Monarch caterpillar becoming a chrysalis. When ready to pupate, the caterpillar finds a safe place and spins a silky mat. He inserts his last pair of legs into the silky mat and hangs upside down in a J-shape for about a day. Biological developments that began when the caterpillar first emerged are in high gear now. The caterpillar’s suit, or exoskeleton, splits along the center line of the thorax and shrivels as the developing green chrysalis is revealed. The last photo in the gallery shows the moment when the old skin is tossed off.

scenes from August evening arts reception at Sawyer Free Library

On August 15, 2019, Sawyer Free Library hosted a beautiful celebration for Once Upon a Contest. A second reception for the artists and writers will be held on September 19th with an opening talk by Claire Wyzenbeek, the invited artist for this leg of the show. Also, look for upcoming special morning programs featuring Kim Smith, Mary Rhinelander and Claire Wyzenbeek.

Special thanks for photos:  credit mostly Linda Bosselman and Justine Vitale, SFL

 

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NEW Nights at Cape Ann Museum: First extended hours Aug 29 features Bowdoin College Professor Dana Byrd talk 𝙒𝙞𝙣𝙨𝙡𝙤𝙬 𝙃𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙧: 𝙋𝙞𝙘𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙏𝙧𝙤𝙥𝙞𝙘𝙨

Save the date from the Cape Ann museum

Winslow Homer: Picturing the Tropics
Illustrated talk and extended hours at the Cape Ann Museum

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (August 15, 2019) – The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present a special evening of programming on Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. This is the first in a series of four nights, throughout summer and fall, when the Museum will be open extended hours. In addition to galleries staying open for viewing, there will be illustrated talks, musical performances, artmaking opportunities, cash bar and more! Extended hours are free for CAM members or with Museum admission. There will be additional costs for special lectures or musical performances.

On Thursday, August 29 join Bowdoin College professor Dana Byrd for Winslow Homer: Picturing the Tropics at 7:00 p.m. The artist Winslow Homer (1836-1910) is beloved for his moody representations of crashing surf against the rocky Maine coastline. The artist, however, was no recluse. He enjoyed traveling for pleasure and new painting subjects. During the last decades of his life, with box camera and painting kit in hand, he visited a number of tourist locales, among them, the Bahamas, Cuba and Florida. This talk will explore Homer’s varied depictions of the tropics, to revisit this important, yet little addressed aspect of his oeuvre. This lecture is $10 for CAM members; $20 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Reservations are required and can be made at camuseum.eventbrite.com or by calling 978-283-0455 x10.

Highlights of the evening also include watercolor painting; a cash bar featuring Cuba Libres & rum punch; and a chance to see Homer at the Beach: A Marine Painter’s Journey, 1869 – 1880.

Dana E. Byrd is a scholar of American art and material culture at Bowdoin College. She received her PhD from Yale University in 2012. Her research engages with questions of place and the role of objects in everyday life. Her book manuscript, “Reconstructions: The Material Culture of the Plantation, 1861-1877,” examines the experience of the plantation during the Civil War through the end of Reconstruction.

This program is offered in conjunction with the special exhibition, Homer at the Beach: A Marine Painter’s Journey, 1869-1880, which is the first close examination of the formation of Winslow Homer as a marine painter. The exhibition will be on view until December 1, 2019.  The Cape Ann Museum will be its sole venue.

Tondo photo image credit: Winslow Homer. St. Johns’ River, Florida ca. 1895 pinhole (from an Eastman Kodak #1 camera) photograph Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine​. Photo portrait courtesy of Dana Byrd. Homer watercolors various collections: Art Inst. Chicago, Harvard FOGG (completed with sections from Yale), National Gallery, Cummer

About the Cape Ann Museum Continue reading “NEW Nights at Cape Ann Museum: First extended hours Aug 29 features Bowdoin College Professor Dana Byrd talk 𝙒𝙞𝙣𝙨𝙡𝙤𝙬 𝙃𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙧: 𝙋𝙞𝙘𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙏𝙧𝙤𝙥𝙞𝙘𝙨”

Cape Ann Museum Winslow Homer Sunset Harbor Cruise aboard the Schooner “Thomas E. Lannon” August 25

Winslow Homer Harbor Cruise

A sunset adventure aboard the Schooner “Thomas E. Lannon”

 GLOUCESTER, Mass. (August 15, 2019) – The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present an evening sunset harbor cruise on Sunday, August 25 at 6:00 p.m. In celebration of the special exhibition Homer at the Beach: A Marine Painter’s Journey, 1869 – 1880, the Museum has partnered with the Schooner “Thomas E. Lannon” to illuminate Winslow Homer’s time in Gloucester. This program which includes a two-hour sail, light refreshments (wine, beer & snacks), a chance to watercolor paint and tales of Homer’s time in Gloucester is $60 for CAM members; $75 nonmembers. Advanced registration required. For more information visit capeannmuseum.org or call 978-283-0455 x10.

The exhibition, Homer at the Beach: A Marine Painter’s Journey, 1869-1880, is the first close examination of the formation of Winslow Homer as a marine painter. The exhibition will be on view until December 1, 2019.  The Cape Ann Museum will be it sole venue.

In 1869, Winslow Homer (1836–1910) exhibited his first picture of the sea. He was an ambitious New York illustrator—not yet recognized as an artist—and freshly back from France. Over the next 11 years, Homer’s journey would take him to a variety of marine destinations, from New Jersey to Maine, but especially—and repeatedly—to Gloucester and other parts of Cape Ann. It was on Cape Ann that Homer made his first watercolors and where he discovered his calling: to be a marine artist. And it was in Gloucester in 1880, at the end of these 11 years, where he enjoyed the most productive season of his life, composing more than 100 watercolors of astonishing beauty. Homer’s journey forever changed his life and the art of his country.

The Schooner “Thomas E. Lannon” was built in 1997 in Essex, MA. Berthed at historic Seven Seas Wharf at the Gloucester House Restaurant, Rogers Street, Gloucester, the Lannon offers two-hour sails and private charters from mid-May through mid-October. The “Thomas E. Lannon” is named for owner Tom Ellis’ maternal grandfather, who fished out of Gloucester from 1901-1943. On August 25 join the Cape Ann Museum and the Ellis family for a sail and imagine what it was like to sail on a fishing schooner out of Gloucester a hundred years ago.

Image credits: Winslow Homer (1836-1910), Sunset Fires, 1880. Watercolor on paper, 93/4 x 13 5/8. The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Gift of the William A. Coulter Fund, 1964.36. 

Steve Rosenthal The Schooner “Thomas E. Lannon” in the Harbor #1 2019. Archival pigment print. Cape Ann Museum. Gift of the photographer, 2019. 

About the Cape Ann Museum Continue reading “Cape Ann Museum Winslow Homer Sunset Harbor Cruise aboard the Schooner “Thomas E. Lannon” August 25”

Hammond Castle Gift Shop Features Local Vendors

I was aware local artists are featured on a monthly basis at the Hammond Castle Gift Shop but I did not know that store manager Rebecca Pearson works hard to incorporate local vendors into the shop’s offerings. GMG Jimmy was especially intrigued by the Christmas Jam. He said “I don’t know how they do it, but it really tastes like Christmas!”. It’s worth checking out if you’re driving by. No admission for checking out the gift shop.

GUSTER HEADLINING RIVERFEST SEASIDE MUSIC FESTIVAL SATURDAY AUGUST 24TH!!!

Less than a week from Riverfest! Headliners Guster will be on from 4:30 to 6:00. GO HERE for the complete line-up and more information.

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We heard you when you told us we’d outgrown the venue in Newburyport. So, we’re excited to share that Riverfest is moving to a new, larger venue — beautiful Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, overlooking Gloucester Harbor.

And we’ve also moved the event up one week from its traditional Labor Day weekend. The event will be held Saturday, August 24, 2019, 12-6pm.

But something that definitely hasn’t changed — Riverfest will continue to be free and open to the public, as it’s always been.

We’re stoked about the future for this popular, annual event, and we hope you’ll join us on August 24th for an awesome day of live music and great vibes!

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Riverfest Seaside Music Festival is a free show open to the public, now in it’s 18th year! Because of the popularity of this event, attendees are encouraged to get there early with blankets & chairs for a day of great live music!

Help keep Gloucester and Stage Fort Park beautiful! Please do not leave behind cigarette butts, trash, food, etc. Put all trash/recycling in proper barrels.

Dogs and other pets must be on a leash at all times.

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in Stage Fort Park, except within the designated age 21+ area(s) specially permitted during this event.

Cape Ann Guide To Real Estate Prices

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If you’re curious about which Gloucester and Rockport homes and condos are for sale, this is an easy way to find out. In the Cape Ann Waterfront Guide, you’ll receive up-to-the-minute information on pricing, size, bedrooms and “the works”, all via email.

Click here and tell us where to email your free report.

Kenny MacCarthy / Bob and Sue McDermott / Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo: Long Beach from the end of Rockport Road, Gloucester MA

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Our Poll On The Legitimacy of Their Underwear Changing Poll:

So we reported this story that’s gone viral about an underwear company that conducted a poll which concluded that nearly half of Americans don’t change their underwear daily.

I’m calling bullshit.

I’m guessing that the results were fabricated because the marketing folks at said underwear company knew the story would go viral and give the radio jockeys, newscasters and bloggers something to talk about (and look at us taking the bait) and it would gain exposure for the underwear company.

What do you think? vote in our poll about the legitimacy of the poll-

THIS. IS. BANANAS.

 

 

“A new online survey reveals some unpleasant truths about American’s underwear habits: According to a poll conducted by underwear brand Tommy John, nearly half of Americans admit they’ve worn the same drawers for two or more days in a row.

The survey, which polled 2,000 men and women, revealed that 45 percent of respondents have ignored their mother’s warning about always having on a fresh pair. What’s more, a full 13 percent cop to wearing the same panties for a week or more.”

We are so grateful to have received the Editor’s Choice Award & the Reader’s Choice Award for Best Hotel from Northshore Magazine!

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“It is hard to beat the views at the Beauport Hotel in Gloucester. From its classically appointed rooms and suites to its rooftop pool and dining choices, the Beauport is really a special place. It’s also one of the most in-demand meeting and special event venues, so engaged couples should not delay!” – Northshore Magazine

We are so grateful to have received the Editor’s Choice Award & the Reader’s Choice Award for Best Hotel from Northshore Magazine! Join us in celebration at this year’s BONS Event on Tuesday at The Trustees – Crane Estate 🥂 Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!

Tickets here

Beauport Hotel
55 Commercial St
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
(978) 282-0008

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