“Ruby Wolf” in big script
Cool sign on ground floor space below double orieole windows adorning W.G. Brown building on the 7-11 Pleasant Street side. What’s coming?
The building dates from 1882.
William Glover Brown was born in 1854 and emigrated from Scotland in 1872. He worked in Providence before building a business in Milford which he brought to Main Street in Gloucester in 1885. In five years the William G. Brown & Co drygoods moved to a bigger Main Street space. From Genealogical and Personal Memoirs, ed. William Richard Cutter ©1908 from Harvard College Library collection (digitized by Google), and one ad from Polk’s 1960 directory.
Just ahead of today’s forecast
Photo challenge – did you spot the fishing boat? Answer: Read more
Veritable foodie and water sports holiday corner at the Cape Ann Motor Inn Gloucester side of Long Beach in the summer of 2018.
Water sports galore: Cape Ann SUP returns with their awesome crew ensuring the beach is festive with all that good energy
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 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 email@example.com http://www.janedeeringgallery.com
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.
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.
‘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.
circa 1900 vs 2018
Moving ivy –
ivy clad Gate Lodge built 1888, photograph ca.1900 Vs. ivy clad stone marker and grounds today
That’s a whole lot of grease!
“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?
1973 ©Spencer Grant
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View from the piping plover watch: trio of Good Harbor Beach lifeguard chairs, upended and evocative.
Massachusetts Tournament of Champions continues today. Good luck FYS Tridents and have fun!
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.
speedy backing up
this way and that still to come
Fiesta committee readies Commercial Street for the Greasy Pole Hall of Fame wall, a dymanic contest look back exhibit and leader boards.
commercial street Before
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.
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 🙂
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.”
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
Wingaersheek Beach January 2018
reposting as I had some trouble uploading photos (prior)
Phases of storm repair continue.
Tridents G6 Fishermen Youth Soccer, U12 Division 1
Tridents travel to Pingree for the Essex County Youth Soccer Association (ECYSA) Championships today.