CORONAVIRUS MESSAGE FROM OUR FRIENDS AT DUCKWORTH’S

Hello friends,

We are committed to our collective health and are taking direction from the CDC and ServSafe to keep all of us safe.

We are washing, and washing and washing our hands some more.

We are using a CDC approved bleach solution for cleaning tables in between guests.

All tableware has been sanitized through our high temp dishwasher before it gets to you.

Our compostable straws are individually wrapped.

Door knobs and pulls will be wiped frequently.

We have hand sanitizer in all server stations and the restroom.

We are using single use menus and recycling after each use.

This situation seems to be evolving rapidly and on that note, we fully understand that you may have to cancel last minute. We appreciate that and ask that you give us a quick call to let us know. Health and safety come first.

 

A SOGGY SNOWY OWL FOR A SOGGY DAY

This sweet messy-faced girl was relaxing on the limb of a craggy tree after what had been a clearly successful morning hunt. She coughed up a pellet while enjoying a rare quiet moment perched in the branches

BEAUTY ON THE WING PREVIEW SCREENING POSTPONED

Dear Friends,

The Gloucester Stage Company’s preview screening of my forthcoming documentary Beauty on the Wing: Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly has been postponed until May. We don’t have a set date yet and I will keep you posted.

If you have already purchased tickets you will be contacted by the GSC box office. You will have the option of a full refund or the ticket my be used at the screening on its new date.

Please forgive any inconvenience and thank you for understanding

 

Coronavirus Cancellations | GMF Bach Birthday Concert – Postponed; Opening canceled at Jane Deering Gallery visit show online

Gallery show on line _opening canceled

from Jane Deering Gallery

The opening reception scheduled for Saturday March 21st for the exhibition Formally Taught … and Not at Jane Deering Gallery has been cancelled in view of the coronavirus pandemic.  Works from the exhibition can be viewed online at https://janedeeringgallery.com/exhibitions-jdg-gloucester-ma/formally-taught-and-not/.  Requests for additional information: please contact the gallery at 917-902-4359 or via email at info@janedeeringgallery.com.  We hope to re-schedule a reception in April.  Gallery hours are temporarily shortened to Saturday and Sunday 1-4pm.  19 Pleasant Street . Gloucester MA.
Jane Deering Gallery

California & Massachusetts  . 917-902-4359
London . UK residence +44-207-584-1671

from Gloucester Meeting House Foundation

 

With deep regret but for the good of the community the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is postponing the March 21st Bach Birthday Concert.
The Mayor has asked that all public gatherings of over 25 people in close proximity be avoided due to the potential transmission of the coronavirus.
We are also postponing the April 19th event called The Endurance of Hope.  This will be a narrated concert in commemoration of the Holocaust
presented in collaboration with Temple Ahavat Achim.

Please note that both will be held at a later date when it is again safe for large indoor events.  We trust that will be in the not too distant future
and will keep you posted.  All advance ticket purchases will be honored.

On a happier note, the 5th season of our outdoor summer series Music on Meetinghouse Green is ready to roll.  The opening concert will be on July 10th
featuring the Berklee ensemble BeBop Guitars, with donations in support of Pathways for Children and food available from the Causeway.  The festival will
run nine Friday evenings, starting at 6:00pm.

Please feel free to share this announcement as needed.

Sincerely,
Charles Nazarian, president

Coroneconomy – some local shopping sales bump

Is your supermarket busy? Here’s the Stop & Shop crush 6pm yesterday with lines for cashiers and self-checkout wrapped all around.

crush at supermarket 6pm_20200312_©c ryan

 

The essentials – one shopper’s cart last night -ice cream and water!

the essentials_ice cream and water_one shopper's cart at stop & shop Gloucester MA_20200312 ©c ryan

Not just UK apparently- here’s the toilet paper aisle at BJ’s today. Courtesy photo with note- “The shelves are empty here. The economy will be fine.” 

Coronavirus shopping_ not just UK toilet paper aisle at BJs_ Danvers MA 2020 March 13 © c king

Beyond health and safety conversations with family and friends, at this early week mark, I’m seeing discussions about which industries may be impacted disastrously or pick up. Ditto public services: public meetings will be postponed, but could roadwork ramp up as more people stay home and off the road? One friend canceled a party this weekend, signing off with some black humor – stay healthy and send suggestions for staying cooped up with kids. Another friend sparked a debate about sending students home from college (many untested):

“We are missing a huge opportunity as a Nation. Given that we have barely conducted 6000 tests in two weeks, when compared to South Korea which conducts 20,000 test A DAY! We clearly need to ramp up! Our college kids are healthy, pretty indestructible, and well educated. They could run tests, assist in research, help out in medical settings, even help in transforming hotels or other spaces into medical ready facilities. But we are sending them home, to sit on couches and play video games. Why?” – Linda 

Responses back ranged from the difficulties of such close quarters in dorms to alternative approaches in the works (like the Univ. of Washington appealing to grad students to do just that, and Colgate keeping kids on campus).

Healthy wishes to all and feeling grateful for the work that will be undertaken by so many–and at risk– to keep us safe.

Gloucester, Rockport schools to close for two weeks

Gloucester, Rockport schools to close for two weeksBy Michael Cronin Staff Writer
The Gloucester and Rockport public school districts have announced they will close all schools from Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27.The districts made the decision as the state continues to deliberate on the most effective actions toward eliminating the spread of the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19.
“They are cancelled for two weeks,” said Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, an ex-officio member of the School Committee, explaining that the closure is not because of any presumed cases. “I don’t even have to shut the schools down … But because we want to do an extensive cleaning, there is no way that can happen while children are in school.”

More info at Gloucester Times Site here http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ity-GDYuNsyNrJnuSl6eziCn_j4r9tyH6bv9SUGRHrGIRZaNhaKBNvcbu5ULIVsw-sp5phhQe9_zh4fPS7kyyoxfsDR9G7OVt0KVTUuR9Yt_nJ0mIzBfD2mLf-A_4LEPgk_Tr_nSxdFetbOOj3xvAg==&c=V8ZuCpg9auDnb2g-ZVVqOLhELNG04_308h49Szb7WNSrUJEYLe5rnQ==&ch=eGtIC8o9rePTDYRxRvhg4W1FsYYH9B6q-wa8m8NjBpe1iZ-Ms10A7A==

Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary

The One Hour at a Time Gang will meet at Pavilion Beach

 

Join us on the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day for the FOURTH annual #GreatGloucesterCleanUp! Last year, we had well over 200 volunteers join us in a one-day cleaning spree!

This year’s locations are:
– Pavilion Beach,
– Dogtown
– Cripple Cove
– Good Harbor Beach
– Horton Street.

Details on meeting locations for each site will be given closer to the event.

RSVP to your site here: https://forms.gle/vL6uQBF6TEVXnG3p7.

Postponing March 21, 2020 Back Birthday Concert at the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation

March 13, 2020

Dear GMF Media Partners,

With deep regret but for the good of the community the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is postponing the March 21st Bach Birthday Concert.
The Mayor has asked that all public gatherings of over 25 people in close proximity be avoided due to the potential transmission of the coronavirus.
We are also postponing the April 19th event called The Endurance of Hope.  This will be a narrated concert in commemoration of the Holocaust
presented in collaboration with Temple Ahavat Achim.

Please note that both will be held at a later date when it is again safe for large indoor events.  We trust that will be in the not too distant future
and will keep you posted.  All advance ticket purchases will be honored.

On a happier note, the 5th season of our outdoor summer series Music on Meetinghouse Green is ready to roll.  The opening concert will be on July 10th
featuring the Berklee ensemble BeBop Guitars, with donations in support of Pathways for Children and food available from the Causeway.  The festival will
run nine Friday evenings, starting at 6:00pm.

Please feel free to share this announcement as needed.

Sincerely,

Charles Nazarian, president

16 Green Street, Unit 1 Ipswich

Cape Ann Home

Commuter Open House: Friday 3/13 5-6pm

Sunday Open House 3/15 12:00-1:30pm

 

Come to one of this Weekends Open Houses for a St. Patrick’s Day Treat.
Commuter OH Friday, 3/13 5:00 – 6:00pm & Sunday, 3/15 12:00 – 1:30pm

16 Green Street, Unit 1 Ipswich MA
Small town charm with a beautiful river setting. Let’s make the coastal town of Ipswich your new home. Take a stroll along the Riverwalk and view historic homes, artwork and murals on the brick buildings. Visit Choate Bridge, built in 1764, one of the oldest bridges in the U.S. So much to see and do just steps from your new home at Stone Bridge Cottages. Kayak or canoe along the Ipswich River, then stop for lunch at one of the many great restaurants in town including Choate Bridge Pub & Restaurant, Ipswich Ale Brewery or Riverview Restaurant to name a few. Enjoy this bright…

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Arts Abound at 21C Lexington Ave in Magnolia Village of Gloucester Update

Arts Abound at 21C Lexington Ave in Magnolia Village of Gloucester will be postponing John Abisamra featured artist for a later date.  Arts Abound  will be rescheduling this event. The original date was April 3rd.  I will keep you informed.

Thank you

Starting the Day with Calm

I’ve been happy to have a little bit of extra time each morning this week to take a drive and get a little centered before heading off to work.  Finn and I watched some happy dogs playing on the beach and Took the opportunity to chat for a little while. I’m glad we did as the day seemed to have snowballed after that quiet start.

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Cemetery Stroll Mt. Jacob

It was a beautiful later winter day when I stopped by the Mt. Jacob Cemetery off 133 recently. I had never been there and, since it is not visible by from the roadway, it dropped off my list of cemeteries to walk through. It abuts the Tompson Street Reservation and is easily accessible from 133 though the road in is a bit bumpy. It is small and very well kept and extraordinarily peaceful.  The rustle of leaves and the caw of crows which seemed appropriate during my walk was comforting and calming. One lone duck was calling out as if to welcome me.

The Guide to Cemeteries in Essex County Massachusetts notes it has been in operation since 1913, making it one of the newest cemeteries in Gloucester. Indeed, the stones are clearly more modern than in many other cemeteries in the city but they tell the same stories of ancestry and family that fascinate us.  Very interesting!