Tag Archives: Gloucester Ma

Synergy at Cape Ann Motor Inn Long Beach: Salty Frank’s Dogs, Cape Ann SUP, and The Cow mobile ice cream parlor

Veritable foodie and water sports holiday corner at the Cape Ann Motor Inn Gloucester side of Long Beach in the summer of 2018.

returning fav

Water sports galore: Cape Ann SUP returns with their awesome crew ensuring the beach is festive with all that good energy

summer of 2018 Cape Ann Motor Inn Cape Ann SUP, Salty Frank's Dogs, The Cow_20180707_©c ryan (6)

new this summer:

Salty Frank’s Dogs will be on site Tuesday through Sunday fair weather days, and weekends after Labor Day. The menu changes up daily and goes beyond dogs (lobster rolls, mozzarella sticks, chicken…) One photo shows  looking back to his childhood: his family stayed in the first house on the front cottages row. There used to be a store on the ground floor.

 

 

Testing the waters this weekend:

The Cow: mobile scooped ice cream parlor frappes, iced coffee and more

 

 

Check out the Cape Ann Motor Inn’s live beach cam 

back and side Cape Ann Motor Inn; North Shore Music Theater flies Aladdin banner

 

 

 

 

Heidi L Johnson solo exhibition opens tomorrow at Jane Deering Gallery

bird brained 2

Heidi L Johnson holds a BFA from Tufts University and a Diploma from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston where she was awarded the Traveling Scholar prize in 1990, after which she lived and worked in Italy. Johnson is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including two Pollock Krasner Grants, the Elizabeth Foundation Artist Grant, the Bronx Council on the Arts BRIO Award in Painting. Fellowships include the Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dale, Norway; the Bronx Museum Artist in the Market Place, New York; and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Residencies include Byrdcliffe Foundation for the Arts, New York; Robert M. MacNamara Foundation, Maine; Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio Program, New York; and ARTOMI International Residency Program, New York, among others. She has exhibited widely in the US and internationally in Sweden, Norway, Australia and Canada. Her work is held in numerous public and private collections. Johnson maintains a studio in the Bronx, New York City.

 

The exhibition will continue thru July 31st. Gallery hours: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1:00 – 4:00pm and by appointment 917-902-4359 19 Pleasant Street Gloucester MA 01930 info@janedeeringgallery.com  http://www.janedeeringgallery.com

Annisquam then and now | DPW and Greenbelt team up at Lobster Cove new land preserve to solve access at narrow and blind corner on Leonard Street

annisquam village circa 1901

In 2017, donations of $650,000 were secured to preserve four acres of Lobster Cove acquired by Essex County Greenbelt Ed Becker and Dave Rimmer working with the city staff (DPW Mike Hale, Ken Whittaker, Community Development) and many in the community. The property is co-owned by Mt. Adnah Cemetery.

Wilman Trail

Recently DPW teamed up with Greenbelt to scrub out trees, rocks, earth and stone to grade a pedestrian path along its Leonard Street stretch at the landing past Annisquam Church. Widening Leonard Street because of its variable and intermittent scale would be a very expensive and perhaps unwelcome project. This quick jaunt seems like a thoughtful solution to support safe access and property exploration in a tricky spot.

 

Essex County Greenbelt Annisquam Wilman Trail Lobster Cove Gloucester MA _20180702_©c ryan (5)

‘Squam rock has some practice boulders

No longer hidden by overgrowth, beautifully balanced granite outcroppings were exposed. If you look just so you might see the lines of a baby shorebird under wing or is that just me? Hmmm… Mother Ann, Squam Rock and baby Bird Rock.

Annisquam nestled bird rock_20180702_054907©c ryan

 

Niles Beach and Gate Lodge, Gloucester Massachusetts then and now

circa 1900 vs 2018

gate lodge and niles beach ca.1890

Moving ivy –

ivy clad Gate Lodge built 1888, photograph ca.1900  Vs. ivy clad stone marker and grounds today

approaching Niles Beach former Gate Lodge on right ©c ryan_20180630_072943.jpg

 

niles beach ca 1890

glacial rock boulders and coast line Niles Beach Gloucester MA ©c ryan _20180630_120331

 

 

 

1973 Greasy Pole Walker Fiesta photo challenge

“4th of July greased pole walk over water Glouceter, MA 1973” by Spencer Grant

Can anyone identify the Greasy pole walker, boat leaper, and little boy in the cool inflatable (50 something years old now)? Are you in this photograph on the platform or watching from the water?

4th of july greased pole walk over water glouceter ma by 1973 by Spencer Grant

1973 ©Spencer Grant

click on thumbnails to enlarge

 

 

art or cow tipping?

View from the piping plover watch: trio of Good Harbor Beach lifeguard chairs, upended and evocative.

 

 

 

Fill rake and roll- next steps in the Long Beach seawall storm repair

What a stunner day for the next phase of the Long Beach seawall repair. They’re loading and raking in fill to level the walkway today. Roller still to come.

next phase in Long Beach seawall walkway repair_ that's a lot of fill_20180622_083235

speedy backing up

this way and that still to come

 

 

time waits for someone

Fiesta committee readies Commercial Street for the Greasy Pole Hall of Fame wall, a dymanic contest look back exhibit and leader boards.

Getting ready for Fiesta 2018_Commercial Street_20180622_074428 ©c ryan (4)

commercial street Before

Warms the heart! Beloved Stage Fort Park play sculpture rebuilt in Gloucester MA

Gloucester’s Stage Fort Park playground and glorious natural setting spark imagination and exciting adventures. The gigantic truck play sculpture was re-built and resited and it’s been tricked out with a slide and an official Cape Ann license plate. Hoping a sea serpent returns with a few Virginia Lee Burton icons one day soon.

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Boston Globe: The Gull Next Door

On line last night and coming to the paper soon…

The Gull Next Door: Some Glouceser residents can’t stand all the seabirds, Boston Globe

curious if this “disco” treatment works 🙂

seagull roof treatement animation ©c ryan

FYS Tridents did it! On to the MA Tournament of Champions!

Gloucester Fishermen Youth Soccer team, the Tridents,  won the championship in the Essex County Youth Soccer Association’s Championship Tournament in MTOC 1. They are the top boys’ division for grades 5 and 6. “Next up for the Tridents: representing Essex County in the statewide Tournament of Champions this Saturday.”

They are the champions! june 17 2018

Good Harbor Beach storm damage erosion unearths massive glacial outcropping

The 2018 winter storms exposed an expansive and blindingly obvious glacial outcropping by the footbridge side of Good Harbor Beach near the piping plover enclosure. In 2017 the feature was something more than a rock and I don’t mean scale. After two severe thunderstorms on July 8, 2017, one chick remained and the family acted strange. One of the parent plovers perched atop that rock for my entire shift, seemingly in mourning. The rock was a sheltering spot and helpful monitor landmark which it still is this year. This summer the rock revealed itself like a tip of an iceberg, and made Good Harbor Beach resemble a bit of Wingaersheek.

Here are a few Before (2017) and After (2018) comparisons. The photographs illustrate how much dry sand disappeared and how the beach was basically scrubbed of any scrub.

 

he’s 6′ to give you idea of scale

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Wingaersheek Beach January 2018

Wingaersheek Beach Gloucester MA ©c ryan 20180121_072059.jpg

reposting as I had some trouble uploading photos (prior)

Shoring up the Long Beach seawall: readying concrete forms and walkway

Phases of storm repair continue.

Readying concrete forms Long Beach seawall_20180615_©c ryan.jpg

 

Scenes from Flag Day at Gloucester MA Elks Lodge #892 from Mayor Romeo Theken

MAYOR ROMEO THEKEN SHARES FLAG DAY 2018 GLOUCESTER MASS (9)

Ruth Martin, a Veteran

Great DPW crew at Good Harbor Beach parking lot 

Gloucester MASS Good Harbor Beach lot attendants DPW staff wonderful_20180610_©c ryan

PATIENT city staff doing their job- Joe Lucido and Kenny Ryan (not pictured),  Brennah S, Dick Kelley, Wayne White, and John Harris all gave a shout out to GMG this morning.

piping plover chick update from this morning-

Day 4 Good Harbor Beach Gloucester Mass piping plover volunteers ©c ryan.jpg

Sun Kissed Harbor

The best light for photographing sunsets is always after a heavy quick moving thunder storm this image I took last year.. image size is 9×20 I will only be printing 10 images at this size please feel free to contact me at (978) 559-1944 or email at marlexop@yahoo.com

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