ANTIQUE TABLE DINNER MENU!

We’re looking forward to trying Cape Ann’s newest restaurant this evening and will let you know how we fare ūüôā The menu looks very enticing.

Dinner Menu

Antique Table Dinner Menu

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Soups

$5.95 Minestrone Soup
$5.95 Chicken and Vegetable Soup
$6.95 Clam Chowder

Salads

$7.95 House Salad
Field greens, cherry tomatoes, red onions, cucumber, creamy balsamic vinegar dressing
$8.95 Caesar
Romaine hearts, caesar dressing and our homemade crostini, parmigiano cheese
$10.95 Caprese Salad
Fresh mozzarella, vine tomatoes, roasted peppers basil, extra virgin olive oil.
$8.95 Spinach Salad
Baby spinach, roasted peppers, tomatoes and honey-roasted walnuts with a lemon dressing.

Appetizers

$14.95 Antique Table Antipasto
Sampling of cured meats with vegetables and cheese
$12.95 Fried Calamari
Crispy fried Squid rings, and hot cherry peppers served in a spicy marinara sauce hot cherry peppers.
$14.95 Mussels
Sauteed with choice of garlic, olive oil and wine or marinara.
$16.95 Antique Table Clams
Sauteed with garlic, olive oil, onions, fresh tomatoes and baby spinach in a white wine sauce.
$13.95 Shrimp Grand Marnier
Egg battered shrimp, flamed with grand marnier liqueur and orange juice.
$10.95 Meatballs
Home made with mushrooms, in red sauce topped with ricotta cheese.
$11.95 Eggplant Rollatine
Stuffed with mozzarella, Romano cheese and basil, served in a marinara sauce with crostinis.
$12.95 Prosciutto Rollatine
Prosciutto rolled with provolone cheese, peppers & basil, drizzled with balsamic reduction.
$10.95 Bruschetta
Toasted bread, topped with diced tomatoes, basil, olive oil, garlic & pesto sauce.

Pizza

$10.95 Margherita Pizza
Roasted garlic, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese and basil.
$11.95 Antique Table Pizza
Red and green peppers, onions, mushrooms, grilled chicken breast and mozzarella cheese.
$13.95 Shrimp Scampi Pizza
Baby shrimp with garlic, lemon, olive oil and mozzarella cheese
$10.95 Boscaiola Pizza
Marinara sauce, mushrooms, prosciutto and smoked mozzarella

Sides

$6.95 Broccoli Rabe
$2.95 Oven Roasted Potatoes
$3.95 Sauteed Spinach with Garlic and Oil
$3.95 Oven Roasted Seasonal Vegetables

Pastas

$16.95 Chicken, Ziti, & Broccoli
Choice of garlic oil and fresh tomatoes or Alfredo sauce
$16.95 Penne Vodka
Sauteed chicken, bell peppers, onions, garlic and tomatoes in a pink vodka sauce.
$14.95 Cheese Ravioli
Our homemade Ravioli served with marinara sauce.
$18.95 Lobster Ravioli
Lobster filled ravioli in our delicious lobster cream sauce.
$17.95 *Gnocchi Basilico
Potato gnocchi sauteed with garlic, fresh tomatoes, basil, olive oil & romano cheese.
$16.95 Bolognese
Our delicious hearty meat sauce ,tossed with your choice of pasta
$15.95 Ricotta gnocchi
Hand Rolled with wild mushrooms & Alfredo or baked with marinara, mozzarella cheese & basil.

Entrees

$15.95 Eggplant Parmigiana
$16.95 Chicken Parmigiana
$18.95 Veal Parmigiana
Breaded, baked with marinara sauce, basil and mozzarella cheese served with pasta.
$16.95 Chicken Florentine
$18.95 Veal Florentine
Chicken or Veal cutlet, with roasted peppers and baby spinach in Alfredo sauce. Served with pasta.
$16.95 Chicken Marsala
$18.95 Veal Marsala
Pan seared with mushrooms in a marsala wine sauce. Served with pasta.
$16.95 Chicken or Veal Saltimbocca
Baked in Alfredo sauce, topped with prosciutto, provolone & romano cheese served with pasta.
$16.95 Chicken or Veal Francese with Pasta
sauteed egg battered chicken breast with artichoke hearts & fresh tomatoes in lemon & white wine sauce.
$17.95 Orechiette
Sweet Italian sausage ragu, sauteed with garlic and broccoli rabe in a light tomato sauce.
$16.95 Fettucini Carbonara
Prosciutto, onions and romano cheese in an Alfredo sauce.
$16.95 Fettucini Putanesca
Garlic, olive oil, anchovies, capers, olives and basil in a marinara sauce.
$18.95 Antique Table Fettucini
Sauteed with shrimp and spinach in an Alfredo sauce.
$18.95 Linguini Shrimp Fra Diavolo
Pan seared shrimp with garlic and basil in a spicy marinara sauce.
$17.95 Linguini Mussels
$18.95 Linguini Clams
With your choice of garlic, olive oil and wine sauce or marinara sauce.
$18.95 Chicken Valdostana
Topped with prosciutto and fontina cheese, stuffed with spinach, & roasted peppers over roasted vegetables & potatoes in a tarragon and truffle oil cream sauce
$16.95 Chicken Picatta
$18.95 Veal Picatta
Pan seared with capers and lemon in a white wine sauce, served with pasta.
$23.95 Di Mare- with choice of Risotto or pasta
Clams, mussels, calamari, scallops & shrimp sauteed with garlic. Choice of red sauce or garlic white wine.
$20.95 *Salmon
Pan seared and topped with tomato and caper sauce, served with roasted vegetables
$18.95 * Fried Haddock
Rolled in pecarino cheese and served with our homemade tartar sauce and roasted potatoes.
$18.95 *Antique Table Haddock
Panko crusted and pan seared haddock served over risotto in a lemon caper, butter and white wine sauce.
$21.95 Pork Chop
French cut and stuffed with bacon, figs and gouda cheese, served in a creamy port wine with mushrooms & roasted potatoes
* served with a side salad

Manchester 4th of July Parade

Hpapy Independence Day! The Manchester by the Sea 2019 parade  featured sports cars, vintage bikes, team floats, music floats, and militia and minutemen companies. Following the parade, parachute jumpers aimed for the X on the turf field.

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Manchester-by-the-Sea 4th of July Parade 2019

Hpapy Independence Day! Another beautiful day for parades on Cape Ann: Manchester by the Sea featured sports cars, vintage bikes, team floats, music floats, and militia and minutemen companies. Following the parade, parachute jumpers aim for the X back on the turf field.

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New restaurant Antique Table opening and summer programs in Manchester by the Sea

Antique Table tratorria opening soon in downtown Manchester on 7 Central Street where the restaurant 7 Central had been for decades. Established in 2008, additional Antique Table locations include Lynn, Winthrop and Salem. Dinner menu here and lunch menu here 

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Manchester by the Sea Public Library summer schedule offers recurring Monday, Wednesday and Thursday programs interspersed with special library events on site and at Singing Beach. Notices on display at Essen

 

 

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downtown Manchester Gladstone pretty flower boxes (view heading back in the direction of the library and Central street)

Enjoying children’s picture books with Manchester librarian Carol Bender and artist Leslie Galacar

Scenes from Manchester last week © Beth Welin, Director of Manchester Historical Museum

Librarian, Carol Bender, Head of Youth Services, Manchester Public Library, reading Where in the World is Catherine Abigail by Michael LaPenna and illustrated by Leslie Galacar. The children from Magic Years were visiting Once Upon a Contest at Manchester Historical Museum.

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They met special guest artist Leslie Galacar.

photo courtesy Beth Welin_Once Upon a Contest Cape Ann Reads Carol Bender with Leslie Galacar at Manchester Historical Museum

Last chance to catch Once Upon a Contest in Manchester-by-the-Sea and temporary public art by Leslie Galacar

Tomorrow is the last day to catch the travel exhibition Once Upon a contest in Manchester. Explore fantastic new children’s books by local authors and artists at the lovely Manchester Historical Museum. Friday will also be the last chance to catch Leslie Galacar’s temporary work consisting of a series of intricate illustrations that progress from the entry to the main gallery. Can you find this one on site?

The exhibition changes with each installation as each locale and architecture is unique and special-  as are the programs and public art component. The reading and art exhibit is coming to Essex next, opening on May 4th at TOHP Burnham Library.

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Skipping to storytime! Big little crowd for Once Upon A Contest event featuring artist Juni VanDyke at the museum Manchester-by-the-Sea

Today’s program Seaside Saturdays: Cape Ann Reads Book Fun¬†was enjoyed by all ages and featured the Once Upon a Contest group exhibition, stories and special guest artist, Juni VanDyke, who illustrated the If I Were series by James McKenna. Seaside Saturdays is a joint offering by Early Childhood Partners/CFCE, Manchester Public Library & Manchester Historical Museum. Once Upon a Contest Selections from Cape Ann Reads¬†by the four libraries of Cape Ann is on display at Manchester Historical Museum through April 26th. In addition to the new and original books by local artists and writers, don’t miss Leslie Galacar’s four part public art sequence made just for this venue.

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perfect timing- skipping to Story Time? (I wondered if they were going to the museum. They were!)

 

Bustle of arriving, exploring (nifty new museum display!), visting, settling, and seat selecting

 

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Celebrating collaboration and picture books- photo L to R: Beth Welin, Director Manchester Historical Museum, Carol Bender Librarian (and former Cape Ann Reads jury member) Manchester Public Library, and Melanie Wood with Early Childhood Partners

 

AERIAL Once Upon A Contest program featuring Juni VanDyke at Manchester Historical Museum_20190413_©catherine ryan (20)Busy, busy- Children chose drawings VanDyke created especially for this event and set to work collaging. 

 

detail from public art in four pieces for Once Upon a Contest by Leslie Galacar for the Manchester leg of travel show
detail from site-specific public art in four parts by Leslie Galacar for Once Upon a Contest, Manchester Public Library at Manchester Historical Museum

 

Jordan Marsh: New England’s Largest Store special lecture presented by Manchester Historical Museum (Jordan family had a summer “cottage” Manchester-by-the-Sea)

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photo: Mr. and Mrs. Eben Dyer Jordan II, “The Rocks” or “The Eben Jordan Cottage” was built in 1903 and designed by Edmund Wheelwright* (*Longfellow Bridge), 50 Harbor Road, Black Beach Cove, Manchester by the Sea.

Eben Jordan II was born in boston on Nov. 7, 1857, the son of Eben Dyer Jordan and Julia M. (Clark) Jordan. Jr. founded the Boston Opera House, was president of the New England Conservatory of Music, and director of the Royal Opera in London and the Metropolitan Opera.

APRIL 16th Program

information and visuals from Beth Welin, Director of Manchester Historical Museum:

Anthony Sammarco lecture Jordan Marsh: New England’s Largest Store presented by Manchester Historical Museum at First Parish Chapel (across from the museum) on April 16th.¬†Stop by Manchester Historical Museum to see Once Upon a Contest and head over for refreshements and a great talk!

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Scenes from art opening at the Historical Museum Manchester-by-the-Sea

These photos are mostly installation views BEFORE the lovely reception for Once Upon a Contest at the Manchester Historical Museum. The show continues through April 26th.¬† There was quite a turn out on that gorgeous sunny Saturday so I fell off duty taking photographs during the party. The Editor of the¬†Manchester Cricket was on site; I will add a link to any story/photos. Please visit the beautiful exhibition, read the books explore the museum and library, and discover Leslie Galacar’s temporary public art installation created just for this site.

photo: Beth Welin Director of the Manchester Historical Museum and Sara Collins Director of the Manchester Public Library 

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Today’s paper- exhibit explores connection between art, literacy opens in Manchester by the Sea

Here‚Äôs the link:¬†‚ÄúExhibit Explores Connection between art, literacy‚ÄĚ Gloucester Daily Times by Gail McCarthy

 

First solo museum exhibition for artist Marion Hall opens October 5th, 2018 Manchester Historical Museum

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Annoucement for Marion Hall solo exhibition opening October 5th, 2018 Manchester Historical Museum, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Ma. ©Catherine Ryan

 

The Manchester Historical Museum opens the first major solo museum exhibit of Manchester based artist, Marion Hall, October 5th, 2018 with an artist’s reception from 6:30-8:30PM.¬† The show features recent watercolors and will be on view through November 10. The museum is located at 10 Union Street, within the historic Trask House (1823), Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts.

About the artist and scenes from the artist’s studio Continue reading “First solo museum exhibition for artist Marion Hall opens October 5th, 2018 Manchester Historical Museum”

Part 4 Searching for artist Byron Brooks ‚Äď Grave found and Collectors respond

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BYRON BROOKS (b.1906 Р1978)- WWII veteran, Coast Guard. Artist active 1940s-70s. Gloucester resident. Born in Manchester. Buried Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Manchester, MA ©C Ryan, June 2018

 

Look for New Information about artist Byron Brooks and images of his work added here  https://goo.gl/WPv1XT and on Good Morning Gloucester (GMG). Byron Brooks Homeward Bound, found displayed Addison Gilbert Hospital spring 2018:

HOMEWARD BOUND in memory of Byron L Brooks given by his wife Marjorie_ Addison Gilbert ©c ryan_20180525_111542

 

Good Morning Gloucester readers shared comments and images of Byron Brooks paintings to help rediscover the artist and the man.

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Arist Byron Brooks, untitled painting, ca.1961-65, private collection, New York

 

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Artist Byron Brooks (untitled winter pastoral) oil on canvas, private collection D. Wolcott

Searching for artist! Byron Brooks? Part 1 November 2016

Searching for Artist! Byron Brooks? Part 2

Searching for Artist Byron Brooks Part 3

 

 

7 Central restaurant & pub Manchester by the Sea 2018 Menu

7 Central , 7 Central St., Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 978.526.7494

Entertainment and Special events information — like kids under 10 (1 per adult) eat free every day and¬†SUNDAY BRUNCH from 11am to 2pm.¬†¬†“On the 1st and 3rdSundays of the month, the popular CELTIC SESSION delivers Cape Ann‚Äôs finest Irish Music upstairs in the 7UP Room. 5 to 8pm. This is always a popular evening, so reservations are suggested.”

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#GloucesterMA in Boston Globe & Cape Ann Beacon- Good Harbor Beach Salt Island for sale, again

July 2016 Salt Island Good Harbor Beach

Salt Island, Good Harbor Beach and Brier Neck are naturally connected. The five acre Salt Island is about 1000 feet from Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester, Massachusetts. A sandbar links the island and beach at low tide.¬†I’ve culled a few milestones in its history. Scroll down to 2017 to find the links for the Cape Ann Beacon and today’s Boston Globe.

SALT ISLAND TIMELINE BITS

1860

History of the Town of Gloucester: Cape Ann, John Jame Babson’s published history includes a shipwreck of the vessel,¬†Industry, at Little Good Harbor Beach near Salt Island in 1796

19th century

Joseph Parsons’ family operated a lobster business from Salt Island

pre 1919

silent movies were filmed on location

1919 Fox Film Co Bride Number 13

Parts of the Fox Film Corporation movie, Bride Number 13, were shot on location at Good Harbor Beach and Salt Island. The 15 part serial silent film –“the most costly pictures ever made…would consume expenditures of at least one million dollars.” It was conceived and written by Edward Sedgwick, directed by Richard Stanton aka “Salt Island’s Mighty Emperor”, and starred Marguerite Clayton, Jack O’Brien, and Ed Rossman. The script was inspired by Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.

Here are a few fun excerpts from 1919 correspondence published in the book, “My father, a silent films pioneer,” by George E. Mcavoy:

“Again the picturesque Gloucester shores have been sought by a motion picture corporation for scenery and the noted Fox Film Company of New York, with its prominent director, Richard Stanton, has arrived at Hotel Harbor View, East Gloucester, to start immediately on the work of filming “Bride Number 13” at Salt Island off Brier Neck.

“It was decided that Salt Island in Gloucester, Mass., would be the setting of the silent film thriller, “Bride Number 13.” This island was an island at high tide and part of the mainland at low tide. Fox film Co. was building a wooden castle on the island, which was about one hundred feet high and hosted the actions of this silent film…”¬†

“(This was five days before the real tornado blew the wooden castle out to sea.)”

Oct 24, 1919“Dear Mother: I left Mary and the babies in Gloucester. I am on my way through New Hampshire and Maine for a lumber camp location. I expect to be back in Gloucester Monday night…

the time for the blowing up of the castle on Salt Island and the rescue of the brides from the pirate band is rapidly approaching…

Billy Carr of Gloucester, Chief Gunner’s Mate on the Navy submarine R-1 that was assigned to the picture, was to play the hero who rescues one of the brides, slashes through the nest of cutthroats, leaps into the basket with her and off. It was now November 10th. A throng of 3,000 was at Good Harbor and all over Brier Neck to watch…On the fourth day Bill Carr was called away on duty and his place was taken by Tom Corbiey…”

“Mr. Sedgwick has achieved something heretofore unknown in moving picture production. He conceived the idea of the story, witnessed and helped direct the scenes, acted in them, had a hand in the grinding of the film, and in fact had a part in every process of the film production…”

“While all bid good-bye to Gloucester last night, there was a general expression of a desire to return and several of the company said that they intended to return here next summer for the vacation period if not in picture work.”

“The explosion was a heavy one and its shock was felt in all parts of the city. It shook the windows of houses on Mt. Vernon Street and vicinity, also at East Gloucester and as far as Rockport. It occurred at 4:20 o’clock and people who felt the shock readily attributed it to the blow-up of Salt Island.”

photo caption: Bride 13 star Marguerite Clayton and kids on vacation during filming of Bride 13. Background shows the stately castle film set on Salt Island

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1923 The Silent Command

Then and now: filmmakers love Gloucester.

Fox Film Corporation returned to film the patriotic silent era Navy spy film, THE SILENT COMMAND on Good Harbor Beach, again on the Briar/Brier neck side.

The Silent Commander filed on Good Harbor Beach Salt Island

1923 was a busy year for Gloucester, MA. In addition to the municipality managing the bustling tercentenary, Gloucester welcomed another major Fox movie production to shoot on location at Good Harbor Beach. The film was made in cooperation with the Navy. It was directed by J Gordon Edwards, and starred Edmund Lowe and Bela Lugosi in his first American film. It’s essentially a spy thriller with a honeypot formula: foreign power attempts to secure plans to the Panama Canal and blow it up. The villains are thwarted by the US Navy. The production required assistance from the city’s fire department and city electrician. The film crew stayed in Gloucester at the Harbor View Hotel and the Savoy. Local people were cast and spectators lined the beach to watch the thrilling production.

BEFORE CGI:

I love this excerpt from the Gloucester Daily Times describing the staged wreck and tremendous waves washing the crew (stuntmen and Gloucester locals) overboard:

“A crowd of several hundred thronged the (Good Harbor) beach for the picture taking and enjoyed the proceedings, which were interesting, and at times thrilling…The Good Harbor beach setting is a clever contrivance, and constructed to produce a natural rocking motion of a steamer in a heavy sea. The rocking is produced by four winches operated by a crew of 10 men…Storm scenes were filmed yesterday afternoon with local actors, Stuart Cooney, son of Marion J. Cooney, taking the part of the hero and making a thrilling climb into the rigging to the crow’s nest during the height of the storm. Fred Kolstee, a rigger, commanded the crew of the steamer. The crew were (locals)¬†Alfred Marshall, Tony Amero, Tom Bess, Peter Rice, James Francis, James Whittle and William Byers. Rain was produced from lines of hose, and a most realistic effect was produced by two aeroplanes, the wind from the speeding propellors driving the water about, and rushing through the rattlings and rigging with all the vengeance of a real gale at sea. Three times the big tank of water was released and the thousands of gallons broke over the deck in a most thrilling manner. There was some concern among the movie men before the water was released that some of the men might get buffeted about and get hurt, and they were cautioned to hold on tight.

However, it was a mere trifle for Gloucestermen, veterans of many a gale on the banks.

It was best expressed by Alfred Marshall when he stepped toward the ladder to leave the craft after the picture taking was done. Alfred was quite vexed. “Blankety, blankety, blank___, is this the best you can do? Blank, I’ve bailed bigger seas than that out of a dory. And he sung it right out so all could hear, too.”

Stuart Cooney ensured that the movie was a success from a technical perspective and “purchased the outfit and (took) it over” after the filming finished. He was a Gloucester pioneer in the film industry that’s still going strong. Film Cape Ann facilitates bringing local productions here, like the award winning Manchester by the Sea. ¬†The Wikipedia page doesn’t have any mention of Gloucester, but it helped me with an illustration for The Silent Command lobby poster.

1923 silent FOX movie The Silent Command filmed on location Good Harbor Beach Gloucester MA

See for yourself; here’s a link to the complete movie. A few of the Gloucester scenes (not all) 1:03:44, 1:08:54, 1:09:54 (some coast), 1:10:21, ¬†1:10:52 (dory lowered from navy ship), 1:11:12 (beach island)

AFI for TCM brief synopsis:¬†“This is one of those ‘Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean’ pictures. Full of the ‘Star-Spangled Banner,’ patriotic to the nth degree with the navy floating all over the screen. A real hero, a vamp, and a flock of thrills.” (from¬†Var¬†review.) Foreign agents, determined to destroy the United States Navy’s Atlantic Fleet and the Panama Canal, after an unsuccessful attempt to obtain from Capt. Richard Decatur information regarding mine positions in the Canal Zone, hire adventuress Peg Williams to vamp Captain Decatur, thereby putting him at their mercy. Decatur, advised by the Chief of Naval Intelligence, plays along with the spies to gain their confidence. He leaves his wife and is dismissed from the Navy as a result of his association with Miss Williams. Finally, he goes to Panama, thwarts the saboteurs, saves the fleet and the canal, and gains honorable reinstatement and the gratitude of his country for his heroism.”

1940s

Guy Parsons used one of the old family fishing shacks as a summer place

1950s

By now the fishing shacks were no longer visible

1952

Parson family sold Salt Island

1959

James Kimball purchased Salt Island for $2000

1972

Yankee Magazine article about Bride Number 13 Lights! Camera! Disaster! by Joseph E. Garland

1979

Gloucester Daily Times article mentions that James Kimball “has no plans for the island, although in the past he has thought of building a summer home on the island. When I was young my family spent their summers on Brier Neck…So when the island became available I jumped at the chance.”

2000

One of ¬†the designated “Special places in Gloucester”

2005

“Special places in Gloucester” appendix list for the MA Heritage Landscape Inventory Program, MA Dept of Conservation and Recreation Essex National Heritage

September 7, 2011

GMG abou the Filming of Bride 13 on Salt Island by Fred Bodin

“Where is this film? I‚Äôd love to know. All sources indicate that¬†Bride 13¬†was either lost or destroyed, as happened with many silent films. The reference used for this post was the May 1972 Yankee Magazine article,¬†Lights! Camera! Disaster!, authored by the late Joseph E. Garland of Gloucester.”

and September 9, 2011 GMG Filming of Bride 13 on Salt Island Fred Buck Cape Ann Museum adds photos from the location filming 

2013

Salt Island listed for sale $300,000 plus beach parking passes for the family

2017

Salt Island listed For Sale $750,000

September 2017 Cape Ann Beacon

Sept 1 Cape Ann Beacon “Salt Island is for Sale” by Jason Brisbois

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2017 BOSTON GLOBE

Today’s paper: Sept 16 Boston Globe “A Gem or a Rock: For $750,000 Salt Island Could Be Yours” by Billy Baker

“If somebody buys it and builds, it’s because these guys didn’t step up to the plate and protect it the way my father did when I was a little girl, ” said Maslow, who pointed out that she and her siblings are not rich people with big summer houses. “I can’t help it if someone buys it and paints it purple and puts pigs on it.” – Karen Maslow

“…this island has been available for public use informally for generations thanks to the goodwill of that family. That point should not be lost.” — Chris LaPointe, Essex County Greenbelt

Boston Globe Sept 16 2017 Salt Island for sale

Trulia listing for Salt Island exclaims “Showings available only at low tide!”

 

Don’t miss the Alice Gardner art exhibition at The Bookstore of Gloucester | dozens of Fiesta books already sold!

The Bookstore of Gloucester
hosts
Alice Gardner |¬†St Peter’s Fiesta Gloucester, Massachusetts
A solo exhibition featuring the original illustrations (gouache, pen&ink, some acrylic)¬†for her NEW children’s picture book published ¬©2017 the 90th Anniversary of Gloucester’s St. Peter’s Fiesta!
Address: 61 Main Street. Gloucester, MA 01930
Exhibition dates: June 3, 2017 – Fiesta and beyond!
Bookstore phone: (978) 281-1548

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday June 17

The first St. Peter’s Fiesta book launch and debut reading will be held at Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Public Library as a special part of a celebration program for the 90th Anniversary Party of St. Peter’s Fiesta thrown¬†by the library, The Bookstore and Caffe Sicilia on¬†Saturday June 17, 10-11:15AM¬†

“After coming to Gloucester so much I finally said I have to get a studio so I can spend my days here!”

She did. Alice Gardner maintains a studio in downtown Gloucester, next to the Cape Ann Museum.¬†She has lived on the North Shore for more than 40 years. St. Peter’s Fiesta is a subject Gardner has photographed, chronicled and painted for over a decade.

Gardner says that multiple programs and contacts stemming from the Cape Ann Reads initiative and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators were critical in getting this new book into production. “Just do it!” was a motivating topic from a Steven Pressfield talk sponsored by the latter. She did. She created an entire new body of some of the Fiesta moments that have touched her most, alive with color and completed in time to coincide with the 2017 90th year Anniversary. Gardner was also inspired by Anita Silvey’s Cape Ann Reads presentations. She said Silvey mentioned¬†“calling all these celebrities for “Everything I need to Know I learned From A Children’s Book.” It made me think that. Why don’t I just call? I wanted to talk to the Mayor. I wanted to talk to many people…This is a Gloucester story. They all grew up with Fiesta. I did not. They became part of creating the book…”¬†¬†Gardner’s generous acknowledgement narrative is given great attention in the design.

The new paintings on exhibit are not for sale, but you can see a small selection of Gardner’s joyous responses to the spirit of Fiesta in larger, earlier works at The Book Store; or call ahead and visit her studio. “I am inspired by public events that make people happy, they’re doing things where there’s a unique sense of place and culture.”¬†Gardner painted a series inspired by Boston icons– like the Boston Common swan boats– for Massachusetts General Hospital’s Illuminations. She’s also captured the seasonal charm of Manchester by the Sea at Fourth of July.

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Studio next to Cape Ann Museum http://www.alicegardnerstudio.com/

The Bookstore has a substantial children’s book section The Bookstore of Gloucester Facebook link

Alice print exhibit at the books store for Sebastian Junger reading and Fiesta 2016 

Alice photos OF Fiesta featured on GMG

Boston Globe Ma in CT: Manchester private art collection on exhibit New Britain Museum of Art

excerpt from Boston Globe article by Kate McQuaid

MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA ‚ÄĒ Gail and Ernst von Metzsch are the kind of art collectors who purchase paintings serendipitously. If they come across a canvas that speaks to them, they‚Äôll buy it.‚ÄúErnst will say, ‚ÄėI‚Äôm just going to a gallery, I won‚Äôt buy anything,‚Äô and then six weeks later, when the show closes, a package will arrive,‚ÄĚ Gail says.¬†Ernst, 77, started picking up a painting here and there in the 1970s, before he met Gail, 65. Together, they have built a vibrant collection of artworks, notably local in its focus on contemporary Boston-area artists and landscapes. ‚ÄúAs We See It: The Collection of Gail and Ernst von Metzsch,‚ÄĚ at the New Britain (Conn.) Museum of American Artnew-britain-ct through Jan. 8, spotlights more than 80 works by close to 30 artists from their collection.