AUG 30 The Spynz play the last Harbor Loop of the year w/ The Tree House Charlatans to open! 6pm-9pm 8.30.2018

Tree House Charlatans

http://www.treehousecharlatans.com

The Spynz

Band Members
Justin Tocco -lead vocals/guitar
Guy Cloutman -lead guitar
Chris Shailor-bass guitar
Matt Baker -drums

The Spynz – Gloucester are closing out the Harbor Loop Summer Concert Series so don’t miss it! We also have awesome openers Tree House Charlatan(s)! It’s been a great season but we couldn’t do it alone! Thank you to our sponsors Pratty’sJerry Noble Electricians (Thank you Stephen Noble!) Maplewood Car Wash (Thank you Steve Milan!) and special thanks to our main sponsor Salem Five Bank Charitable Foundation (Thank you GR Massey!)

Thank you to all of YOU who come each week and support live music!

Huge thanks to our photographers each week Joanne SilvaRenata Greene Sheila Roberts Orlando!

Much thanks also goes out to our sound techs at Fusion Blue ProductionsNils Carlson & Jarod!

Also thank you to our vendors each week Nana’s Fried DoughBob Orlando Concessions & Cape Ann Gelato

Also, huge cratitude to the man behind the scenes that makes everything happen smooth….thank you Christopher Silva! xo

And thank you to the City of Gloucester & Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken for all your support!

Carol Pallazolla

Harbor Loop Summer Concert Series

Harbor Loop Summer Concert Series 2018 w/ Sara and Randy & Alligator Wine 6-9pm 8.16.2018

Sarah & Randy

6pm

Alligator Wine

Grateful Dead Tribute Band

Band Members
Chad Verbeck – rhythm guitar & vocals
Tim Kierstead – lead guitar & vocals
Sparky Warsnip – bass & vocals
Lee Sullivan – keyboards & vocals
John Normandin – drums
John Frazee – drums

 

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Celebrate the Clean Harbor Swim Festival this weekend Niles Beach SCHEDULE

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Fun spectator sport even if you’re not out there! And for this special 40th anniversary it’s a two day affair. Here’s the schedule for the  (already) registered folks for  friends and fans who’ll cheer them on.

SATURDAY AUGUST 11, 2018

8:15 – SAFETY Director will meet with Kayakers/Lifeguards.
8:45 – MANDATORY Meeting for coaches, officials, and swimmers
8:00- 8:45 WARM UP

Events 

1. 8-12 year old  boys/girls 500 meter –  Event starts: 9:00 A.M. 
The race will consist of a 500m course which will be along the beach and back around green buoys   Shallow water start and shoreline finish. 

2 .  Open Men/Women 1.2 mile – Event start: 9:30 or 10 minutes after the final swimmer finishes the 500 m event.  The course will be a rectangle, starting in shallow water. The swimmers will swim approximately 0.55 miles out from the beach to a buoy where they will make a 90 degree turn to the left, keeping the buoy on your left. The second leg will be approximately 0.1 miles, and the swimmers will make another 90 degree turn keeping the bouy on their left. The swimmers will then proceed to swim back to Niles beach and finish at the orange buoy at the shore/finish line.

NEW THIS YEAR – SUNDAY EVENT

The 10 Mile Celebrate the Clean Harbor Relay.
6:30 a.m. Registration/Check in opens
7:15 a.m. Safety Meeting. 
7:30 Start of First leg.
No one will be allowed to start a new leg after 1:20.p.m. 2:00 p.m  Course will be cleared.

NEOWSA (formerly NEMSA) Printed matter about the Celebrate the Clean Harbor Swim:

The CELEBRATE THE CLEAN HARBOR OPEN WATER SWIMMING FESTIVAL will be held  August 11 and 12, 2018. This year, in celebration of 40 years of aqua activism for Goucester Harbor water quality, we are expanding to a two day open water event  sponsored by New England Open Water Swimming Association (NEOWSA), formerly New England Marathon swimming Association (NEMSA).

Starting off  the festival will be the  Clean Harbor Kids Swim on Saturday, a 500 meter swim along the shore of Niles Beach for 8-12 year olds. Held since 2015, this is a wonderful way to introduce kids to the sport of Open Water Swimming.

Also on Saturday will be the 40th Annual 1.2 Mile Celebrate the Clean Harbor Swim

For 2018, we are adding a second day to the event, creating the festival. We will be holding the  10 mile Clean Harbor Relay event on Sunday, August 12th. This event will be held on a 1.0 mile course, very similar to Saturday’s event.  We suggest teams of 5, and swimming through the rotation two times..  Your team may have more or less than 5 swimmers. We believe the more the merrier. There will be a 6.5 hour limit. This will be a fun atmosphere, so bring a beach chair/blanket, snacks, some sunscreen and shade, and have a great time hanging out on the beach between your swims with your closest swimming friends.  

Proceeds from the event will go toward supporting two organizations in the local area: Maritime Gloucester and Gloucester Fisheman’s Wives Association.

The mission of Maritime Gloucester is to inspire students and visitors to value marine science, maritime heritage and environmental stewardship through hands-on education and experiences.

The Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association is a non-profit organization promoting the New England fishing industry, helping to preserve the Atlantic Ocean as a food supply for the world, and assisting active and retired fishermen and their families to live better lives.

We have reason to celebrate this incredible resource that is Gloucester Harbor, and we owe it all to  four Cape Ann residents who, in 1979,  swam across Gloucester Harbor in protest of its polluted status. This evolved into an annual Audubon Society-sponsored event to help raise funds for cleaning the harbor, hence the name “Swim for a Clean Harbor.” When, in 1993, the harbor was deemed clean by the Audubon Society, the efforts of these pioneering swim-eco-activists became a cause for celebration and “Celebrate the Clean Harbor Swim” was born. Don’t miss this year’s event. We have reason to celebrate and what better way than to Jump in. Get Wet.”

Complete results will be posted to the New England Open Water Swimming Association Facebook page. A few prior GMG posts about the swim:

Harbor Loop Summer Concert Series 2018 Starts Tonight! 6pm with Piere Ave then Local 28

 

https://www.pieravemusic.com/

 

Chris Fritz-Grice, Jake Pardee, Jay McGuinness, Thad Fulmer and AJ Maynard make up Pier Ave writing uplifting, soulful and heartfelt reggae tunes

Genre
Twangadelic Jam Core
Get your boogie on with Local 28’s jammy mix of Dead, Stones, Alt-twang and even some A.M. radio gold. Entertaining Boston’s North Shore for over 10 years, a LOCAL 28 show is not to be missed!

SUNDAE FUNDAY

The MLCC would like to extend an invitation to the entire community for an Ice Cream Social
Friday April 27, 5-7pm.

Come enjoy a sweet treat with us as we welcome SPRING to Magnolia for the first of 3 straight weeks of excellent community events at the MLCC! Our annual membership drive is upon us and if you haven’t renewed already, this is a great opportunity to get re acquainted with the Magnolia Library and Community Center. Board members will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about our facility and offer information about our upcoming events!

** $4 suggested donation per family**
*** All proceeds will benefit the MLCC’s purchase of a new generator for the building so that we may better serve our community in times of need ***

VIVA SAN GIUSEPPE! WITH LOVE FROM THE GROPPO FAMILY AND FREINDS

So many joy-filled faces filling their plates with Saint Joseph Day feast fare, prepared by Nina, Franco, and a tremendous circle of family and friends. The special meatless feast dishes are prepared during the weeks prior to Saint Joseph Day and everyone lends a hand, from the very youngest to the very oldest.

To name just some of the wonderfully delicious and much anticipated traditional foods– bowls of handmade tender pasta, fish and shrimp baked with bread crumbs (the breadcrumbs symbolize sawdust), batter-dipped and fried artichokes and cauliflower, Saint Joseph bread, panellle, platters of smoked and freshly caught cod, octopus salad, minestrone with fava beans, fresh fruit, sfinci, cassata cake, and zeppole. 

In honor of the spirit of Saint Joseph and the values of compassion and kindness that He represents, the Groppo Family opens their home to all who wish to celebrate at the table of San Giuseppe.

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Franco and Pablo cooking steaming vats of pasta.

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Cape Ann Lanes weekly and February vacation specials

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go Coehlos 🙂

What’s included…Family deal February vacation
2 hours of bowling on one lane for up to 6 people
Shoe rentals for all bowlers
Large cheese pizza
Pitcher of soda
All for only $59.00   -You save $25!!

Valid anytime. Cannot be combined with other offers.
Reservations recommended. Call to Reserve a Lane 978-283-9753
hours

weekly specials

weekly specials

LOVE

Happy Valentine’s Day


Our Funny Valentine

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Sofa PlayStation ❤️

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Butterfly love ❤️

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The I Am More Project

From our friend Amy Kerr, she is doing a wonderful project. Please go to her website for more information.

THE I AM MORE PROJECT IS LOOKING FOR WRITERS

 Those of us who suffer from depression, grief, anxiety, addiction, eating disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, and dysphoria can become overshadowed by our struggles, but we are more than our suffering. We are parents, friends, artists, professionals and children. We have dreams, loves, goals and gifts.

 You can read the stories of those here in Cape Ann that you might not have realized struggled with these issues, like Donna and Seth, by following I Am More at https://amykerrdrawsportraits.wordpress.com. Then share your own essay or poem by emailing amykerrdraws@gmail.com to receive a Writing Guide.

 

 

 

 

 

Ready set sled…almost! TOHP Burnham Library Essex MA

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TOHP BURNHAM LIBRARY, ESSEX, MA is sited upon another breathtaking Cape Ann landscape with an easy family slope for winter fun.

Great effort! Sweet son gave a proper push to mom, intending to hop aboard, while his older sister raced on.

running to catch up. Almost! Great push though sledding Essex MA